Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN)

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Valparaiso HigI 1 School VALENIAN 1981 ■V VALENIAN 1981 OPENING 1 ACTIVITIES 10 CLUBS 26 ACADEMICS 48 SPORTS 72 ALBUM 114 ADS 168 INDEX 192 CLOSING 196 Volume 65 Valparaiso High School 2727 N. Campbell Street Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 Opening — 1 Quick pace for the decade! Vikings sprint into the ' 80 ' s with involvement, enthusiam D oing one final stretch to limber his muscles, the runner prepares himself for the race ahead. As he eyes the track in front of him, he tries to calm his nervousnes by breath- ing deeply for a few minutes. When the offical gives the command, he walks to his lane. He glances left and right at his opponents, wipes the sweat from his hands and crouches low into the starting position. The gun is fired, and he ' s offi Like the runner, we at VHS were looking ahead, making plans and get- ting started. As each year passed, our outlook on the future expanded. With a mixture of excitement and appre- hension, we began to realize that the years to come would bring new peo- ple, places and situations into our lives. Time, we found, was running short for making college and career decisions. Our view of the world in general grew, too. A national election, a de- clining economy and tense world rela- tions alerted us that current events would soon be affecting our lives more directly than ever before. Though we were more aware of the future, our attention rested for the most pxjrt on the present. Whether with homework, practices, or meet- ings, many students found themselves very Involved with VHS. Classes, clubs, sports and other school events kept us on the go throughout the year. If one year is any indication of an entire decade, VHS students have set a fast pace for the ' 80 ' s. — Sara Thompson Clad In a cheerleader’s uniform, senior Bill Brandt cheers for a victory at the second an- nual Power Puft football game held Homecom- ing week. As the ertd ot the day approaches, senior Missy Tucker stops to discuss atter-school plans with bookstore assistant, senior Stacey Waymire. 2 — Opening Keeping up with styles of the ' 80’s, VHS girls model cornrows and braided ponies. Eyes on her book and fingers properly placed on the keys, senior Micky Mannel concen- trates on her typing technique. iVdcihionsi changes in programs keep VHS running along. mainTaining a sTeadv pace M idway through the race, the run- ner begins to tire. Glancing at a competitor at his side, he con- centrates on maintaining his even step. Heart pounding and muscles pumping in a steady rhythm, he fights to stay a few strides ahead of his op- ponent. For us at VHS, 1980-81 was a school year for keeping a steady pace. The months passed in the usual school rou- tine, and we students noticed little as being different from the years before. Nevertheless, changes did occur. While they ma y not have been of vast significance, they were at least enough to keep VHS from stagnating. One of these changes came as an addition to the curriculum. The Private Pilot course, offered as one semester of science credit, was designed to prepare students for the written part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot License exam. In ad- dition to FAA regulations, the course covered theories of aviation, meteo- rology and radio communications. Another new option was provided by the Food Service. On Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall and spring, weath- er permitting, students had the chance to get outside for a barbecue lunch. Although turn-out varied with the weather, an average of 100 stu- dents showed up in the South parking lot each time for hot dogs and ham- burgers at the price of a regular lunch. Other additions included a special program for gifted high school stu- dents, and six new faculty members. Although none of these were major changes, they were enough to individ- ualize the year, enough to keep VHS moving ahead at a steady pace. — Sara Thompson The cafeteria’s soup and salad line offers a light, nutritious lunch for weight watchers or those wanting an alternative to the standard hot lunch. Lockers prove to be more than Just a place to hang a coot and store books, as Junior Eliza- beth Brauer reveals. 4 — Opening An Innovative addition to the lunch program, the outside barbecue attracts students such as senior Trent Albert, seeking a change of atmosphere. As the football season draws to an end, team members gather for Pep Club’s troditlonal pre-Hobart game bonfire. • , 1 ■1 V; i HI Junior varsity cheerleaders help set the mood In hopes of a VHS victory to perfect a festive homecoming weekend. Although presenting a quiet exterior, Valpar- aiso High School houses the bustling activity of 1,3S6 students. Opening — 5 ■right lights Illuminating trom th« double terrls wheel attract area residents to the annual Por- ter County Fair. Standing by the float he will ride with his wile, popcorn celebrity Orville Redenbacher waits tor the second annual popcorn parade to be- gin. To accomodate the ever-IncreasIng flow ot customers to and from the County Seat Mall area, Vale Park, Roosevelt and Calumet roads were widened. Because of Its remarkable architecture and brillant stained glass windows, the V.U. Chap- el Is a distinctive landmark of Valparaiso. 8 — Opening Community steps up the pace with increasing population ' housing and business growth B reathing heavily, the runner begins the last length of the race. When the end comes into sight, he calls upon reserved energy and picks up speed. With lengthened stride, he nears the finish line . . . Valparaiso, too, is gaining speed. Al- though it has managed to retain its small-town charm, Valpo has emerged from a lazy hicksville to an active city of 22,000 residents. Figures from the 1980 census marked this as an increase in population of 10 percent over the past decade. With the stream of new people have come residential and commercial ex- pansion. Development has been espe- cially evident in the northern section of town where apartment complexes and new businesses have recently lo- cated. Increased traffic to the area made major construction work neces- sary at the intersection of Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road. After months of rebuilding, the project resulted in wider streets and an improved drainage system. While encouraging growth In the North, local merchants also strived to sustain interest in the downtown area. To this end, the new tradition of a fall Popcorn Festival was continued. The second ceiebration, held Saturday, September 6, drew an estimated 55,000 visitors, an increase of 20,000 over first-year figures. Although life in Valparaiso may not exactly be life in the fast lane, we ' re steadily picking up the pace. — Sara Thompson At county toot of Portor County, Valparalto’t courthouM acts at govommont contor for both tho city and th« county. Dedicatod Soptombor 28, 1980, the up-to- date facllltiet of the new Public Library pro- vide better tervice for the citizent of Valpar- alto. Opening — 7 V 1® A ' cv®..eAo ' » ' %A,o ' - ' : r® ' S S’-s ' i v.-’i-, ' tt: ' ■ • ' ' ' «» ' o ' ® ®‘ ' CV- vvi ’ oS °rVN x ° ' o - .e! ° ,oft w v- e’ ' k.V ' ' ,v»- «TO . A ' x A V A tA xiN ' ' V WMkand Fcatur Dances, concerts, performances provide breaks for diversion, relief during weeks of exerfion L ike regular practices to a runner, classes and homework were otten viewed by students as being ad- mittedly necessary, if not always excit- ing. At VHS, everyone from the straight-A students to the lunch-hour specialists enjoyed a break in the day- to-day routine. Throughout the year, school adminis- trators and student organizations of- fered students a number of activities. Weekend diversion was provided in the form of four annual formal dances. From Homecoming in October to Prom in May, nearly every other month gave students the chance to share an even- ing out with one special date and sev- eral hundred other couples. Drama Club spiced up another two weekends with its productions. No- vember brought the presentation of the musical, " Hello, Dolly! " and in May, the club put on the annual talent show under the new name of May Madness. Other clubs, however, received less response with their efforts. Although sock-hops were big money-makers in past years, they faced declining pop- ularity, attributed to the rock-disco clash of last year. This year only five were scheduled. While some effort was made to replace the sock-hops with roller-skating parties and post- game movies, the projects met with little success due to student apathy. During school, convocations planned by administrators helped break classroom monotony. The per- formances gave students an occa- sional release from tests, lectures and assignments throughout the year. This year they ranged from a near-deafen- ing rock concert one month to a silent mime performance the next. Whether at the end of the week or during the school day, the various ac- tivities provided students with a wel- comed change of pace. — Sara Thompson In “H«llo Dollyl” sophomore Brian Thompson and Junior Don Hughes Join Horace Vander- gelder, portrayed by Brent Bennett, In a song about women. A necessity to “Hello Dollyl” the 27-member pit orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Dan Pritchett, enhartces the musical production. 10 — Activities Division Students Involved In music at Might surround- ing community schools Jolnod thoso trom Val- paraiso at an October convocation foaturing Woody Horman. Roady to roll at th« BF skating rink, Juniors Sandy Boach and Dawno Kratzenberg tako advantage of the time allotted tor high school students trom 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Sundays. Imagining he Is a fierce Jungle animal, Snoopy, played by Kevin Luebke gets ready to pounce In the Campbell Street Players production of “You’re a Oood Man, Charlie Brown. " Activities Division — 11 ri " raditions are customs which have contin- I ued over such a long period of time that I they have the effect of unwritten laws. While VHS has several unofficial traditions such as Skip Day. Sophomore Kill Day. and TP-ing, there are also more formal traditions including prom, commencement and Homecoming. The VHS Homecoming tradition was initiated in 1944 when Shirley Cochran was nominated the first football queen in the school’s history. Besides the game, the 1944 Homecoming festivities in- cluded a pre-game pep session, and a post-game dance at which the queen was announced. Though there have been few alterations in the 36-year history of Homecoming at VHS. the over- all mood, theme and enthusiasm varies yearly. Homecoming 1980 held the weekend of October 3 and 4. followed the unwritten traditions of years past year, according to Pep Club members Sue Vondran. relied on spirit to make it a truly unique occasion. Students and faculty celebrated Homecoming with an entire week of festivities. Dress-up days with designated attire included black and blue, crazy buttons, jerseys, western garb, and green and white. On October 1, as a change of pace to the usually male-dominated football season, junior girls faced the senior girls in the Powder Puff game, defeating them 6-0. Pep Club Sponsor Elaine Bever explained that this is the second year Powder Puff took place in the fall in accordance with Homecoming. Later in the week an estimated 2700 fans braves 40-degree temperatures to watch the vi- kings defeat LaPorte 28-21 on Friday. October 3. Halftime festivities which originated in 1972. featured the B-band’s performance which set the background for the announcement of queen and princess. After honoring nine former VHS queens, Pep Club officers introduced this year’s seven member court. The naming of Queen Tracey Nemeth and Princess Julie Ander- son received an ovation from the crowd while a fireworks display added to the long awaited event. Until 1972 the Homecoming dance was held immediately after the game and was also the site of the queen crowning. “Holly- wood Nights’’ was the theme of the 1980 dance held Saturday, October 4 from 8-1 1 p.m. Following the Hollywood format this year’s dance, which featured the music of Aziz, had directors chairs for the queen and court instead of thrones. Movies in the entrance and a replica of Graumans Chi- nese Theatre with football player’s hand and footprints added to the scene. — Kim Ferrall One of the 250 couples attending the 1980 Homecoming Dance, seniors Cathy Hillen- brand and Gary Pavich stop to admire the “Hollywood Nights’’ decorations in the en- trance. 1980 Homecoming Court and Escorts — Front Row: Missy Tucker, Angie Ranalli, Suzie Phil- lips, Queen Tracey Nemeth, Missy Eaton, Deb- bie Brady and Princess Julie Anderson. Back Row: Doug Roberts, Will Rose, Tim Turner, Jim Meyer, John Thomas, Eddie Solomon, Mike Kluth. Due to a tie in voting the court had sev- en members instead of the usual six. 12 — Homecoming 4 - ' 80= a good thing better During a lime out Assistant Varsity Football Coach Mark Walts explains defensive cover- age to his defensive secondary tine. Homecoming Queen Tracey Nemeth receives a congratulatory hug from fellow court member Angie Ranalli after the announcement of her title. Instead of the traditional lap around the track in a convertible which was eliminated with the track renovation. Princess Julie Anderson and Queen Tracey Nemeth greet the crowd from the field. Homecoming — 13 Engineer (Kelly Brant) takes famed match- maker, Dolly Levi, and lovers Ermengarde (Lynne Kenworthy) and Ambrose Kemper (Chris Stark) to Yonkers, New York. After years of seclusion, Dolly Levi (Kelly Shadrick) returns to the Harmonica Gardens Restaraunt in Yonkers, New York, and is greet- ed by a chorus of waiters and cooks. Insert: Mainter d’ Rudolph (Jeff Shaver) of- fers his knee to Dolly upon her arrival as restaurant waiters and cooks sing her praises in the play’s theme song “Hello Dol- ly.” Musical comedy rejoices life Dining with the town floosie, Ernestine Money (Jackie Moore), Horace Vandergelder turns away mortified by the forwardness of his blind date. Attempting to dissuade Horace Vandergelder (Brent Bennett) from looking in the closet for Cornelius, Dolly Levi explains her “stand " as for a patriotic America. Embarassed to find only $1.34 to pay the bill, Cornelius (Eric Brant) and Barnaby (Kevin Lubke) connive while their dates Mrs. Malloy (Mary Webb) and Minnie Fay (Susan Roberts) chat. F ew people admit they live life to the fullest. Fewer are willing to take matters into their own hands to get what they want. An exception to this rule, how- ever, is Dolly Levi, a kind- hearted but determined widow who makes the musi- cal “Hello Dolly " a celebra- tion of life. Presented by the VHS Dra- ma, Choir and Band depart- ments on November 14, 15, and 16, " Hello Dolly,” based on the play “The Matchmak- er, " by Thorton Wilder, is the story of Dolly Levi’s pursuit of a second husband. Through her contagious spirit, she draws the other characters out of their dull, meaningless lives to seek happiness, adventure and love. Drama Director Alice Noble explained, " The show had a very important message and a definite theme. We have to live life to its fullest and enjoy every moment of it.” The characters were filled with a love of life and positive attitudes despite adversi- ty. Even as a bleak future loomed before his eyes, Cornelius HackI announced, " Even if I have to be a ditch digger for the rest of my life. I’ll be a ditch digger who once had a wonderful day.” Noble ex- plained that with only four and one half weeks to produce the most difficult show we had ever attempted, a great deal of patience and team work were required of the directors, cast and crew. The 75 students involved in “Dolly” en- dured intensive music practices, rehears- als that lasted until 10 p.m. and those that began at 9 a.m. on vaction days and some weekends. Yet no one minded the paint covered jeans, lack of sleep and reheated dinners. Music Director Rick Hein commented, “One of the greatest things I saw was all the different groups in the school coming together. Directed by Dan Pritchett, the 27 mem- ber Pit Orchestra also spent long hours perfecting the numbers, then coordinat- ing the music with the actors. Unity continued as students and direc- tors worked together to choreograph the dances for the 25 member chorus. Attending the musical was not a com- pletely passive experience as the audi- ence too, was drawn into the story for the auditorium entrances and exits were used by the actors. — Jackie Moore Drama Production — 15 Music students from VHS and surrounding area schools attending a “special convo” by big band leader Woody Herman, gave him a standing ovation for his rendition of “Four Brothers.” Soonja Masters (Del “Mastodon” Pitman) “gives five” to Erica Reggie (“Bubba” Birky) as fellow Pep Club members, Dana Redmon (“Ar- nie Brown) and Kim Walls (“Doc” Keller), cheer on. b uzzing throughout the classroom, news of an upcoming convocation rouses excitement among students tired of routine classwork. Students look forward to the unique learning experience in addition to stealing away from class. A wide assortment of performances was planned in hope of appealing to the high school audience with subject matter of educational value. As Convocation Di- rector Glen Ellis explained, “We attempt to put together a schedule that is enter- taining yet also educational. " According to Principal Garth Johnson, the convos were intended to provide the student body with a variety of educational experiences. “Whether or not the stu- dents feel entertained is not our primary purpose,” he said, “we can’t compete with television.” Accordingly, Johnson added, they should attend with an attitude for learn- ing. During these convocations, students receive a knowledge of things not normal- ly found in the classroom. Music performances included the sounds of Crossfire, a local group. Jazz band leader Woody Herman presented a 45 minute show attended by Valparaiso music students and students from Ho- bart, Merrillville and other area schools. In addition, students enjoyed Freedom Jam a patriotic musical arrangement. To give students a better awareness in drama, Claude Kipins mime troop enter- tained students with its dramatics. ‘Ben- jamin,’ a mathematical wizard baffled the student body with his calculating trickery. In order to provide a variety of learning experiences, students were given an op- portunity to see the wrestling meet be- tween VHS and Lowell, an event aimed at giving more awareness to individual athle- tic performance. Since accomodating the 1400 students and staff was impossible in the 1000 seat auditorium, two convos were arranged, or only a select group was invited. In addition to the professional presen- tations, the high school’s A and B bands and choirs, orchestra and Girls’ Glee Club performed their annual Christmas and spring concerts in the VHS auditorium. In order to bolster school spirit during sport seasons. Pep Club sponsored after- noon pep sessions for the student body. According to pep session chairman Paula Blanco, “We tried to make the programs more interesting by including more crowd involvement.” Instead of a pep session immediately prior to the Homecoming football game, one was held the Friday before the game. At this time the seven queen candidates were announced and presented. — Kim Ferrall 16 — Concarts Convoa Under the direction of Mr. Daniel Pritchett, the B-band in its Christmas concert performs “Great Songs of Christmas.” Mr. Stanier’s goat, Hershey, VHS’ “Good Luck Goat,” surprised students and faculty upon her entrance onto the gym floor at the afternoon pep session for Homecoming. Members of the band Freedom Jam in their reenactment of the American revolution, pa- rade around the stage singing their own ver- sion of “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Convos= monotony cure-all 17 T f alparaiso High School students knew the best route to travel to V escape the tedious months of winter. Both the Christmas and King of Hearts dances provided the ideal vaca- tion spot for cooped up couples. Vacations are a break from work and a time for recreation. While many travel to unfamiliar places, VHS students needed to go only as far as the gym’s south bal- cony to sense the same feeling of visiting a unique place outside of Valparaiso. Most students were familiar with down- town Chicago and knew that the coun- try’s third largest city is a masterpiece of illuminated buildings, trees and artfully decorated store windows throughout the Christmas season. The Loop and State Street, however, are a 110-miles round trip from Valpo, and at nearly $1.40 a gallon for gas, a trip to the “big city” was a costly investment. Offering an alternative to Christmas in the Windy City, Student Council present- ed “Christmas on State Street” Saturday, December 6, from 8-11 p.m. In addition to the music of D.J. John Dilley, featured guests included Santa Claus (Mr. Sid Reggie) and his elfin helper (Mr. Skip Bird), a hit duo for 1 1 years. According to Vice President Lance Nightingale, “We tried to make it as much like Chicago as possible.” With the Chi- cago skyline in the background, lights and garland draping the ceiling, 150 cou- ples danced down a State Street of store- fronts with Marshall Fields and Charles A. Stevens. By February, students were due for another break and the V-teens annual King of Hearts Dance pro- vided the opportunity. Since few students have traveled to the Orient, V- teen club members planned a substitute tour package with their “Oriental Gar- dens” theme. On a foggy, Friday, Feb- ruary 20, among pictur- esque flower gardens with pagodas and dragons, 180 couples ventured into a far eastern setting, while music by Starbound filled the at- mosphere. Proceeds from the dance and contest for King of Hearts were donated to the Porter County Heart Asso- ciation. This year $500 was added to the fund; over the past 12 years VHS has con- tributed $4200. — Kim Ferrall Talking amid a far eastern setting provided by V-teens members Tim Osterhaut, Tara McA- leer, Judy Watson and Ron Blossom discuss their evening at “Oriental Gardens” before leaving. Holiday bells with names of the 150 couples attending the 1980 Christmas Dance gave sophomore Corrine Keene and senior Mark Marencik a momento from the evening. 18 — Christmas King Of Hearts “Christmas on Stale Street,” provided dancing on “that groat street” for couples Todd VanKeppel, Susan Risk, Andrea Platt and Brian Terpstra. After signing the guest list on the main floor, Dave “Bubba” Birky and his date. Erica Reggie are greeted by “doorpersons” of the Essex Hotel, Julio Neeley and Wendi Horowitz. Santa, (Mr. Sid Reggie) in his brand now holiday suit, compliments of Mrs. Claus, lends a knee to Maggie Delumpa who names a gift from her Christmas list. 1981 King of Hearts Court Members: Kevin Leffew, Trent Albert. King Mike Kluth, Prince Scott Snodgrass and Daryle Keller. They were honored towards the end of the evening. Failing to model himself after a hero, Norman, discouraged, turns to guitarist singer Jim Veatch for advice and Jim, in turn, relates the story of “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown.” Once AH-Ha’s mischievous Mario attempts to mug Corrine Keene at a park bench, Nor- man her hero saves her and she recipro- cates by singing “Please Don’t Let This Feeling End.” r hen one mentions an amateur talent show, often the first thing that comes to mind is Chuck Barris’ “Gong Show”. In his show he in- vites some of the worst and most bizarre acts. Usually, however, the performer is so terrible that he gets gonged and is forced to leave the stage. In contrast to this, the annual VMS tal- ent show. May Madness, demanded only quality performances from its cast mem- bers. Eric Brant, a cast member, said, “The show was done very professionally: it was not an average talent show.” Following the theme “Heroes”, May Madness, formerly called April Antics, was presented to audiences on May 1 and 2 in the auditorium. Open to any student, tryouts were on April 8 and 9. “It was very difficult to choose acts,” stated Director Alice No- ble, “because there was not a wide vari- ety of people in different acts, and the acts were very repetitive.” After viewing the acts and an- nouncing the results of tryouts, Ms. Noble added to and changed each act to make them meet her standards. With the help of Kelly and Eric Brant, Ms. Noble se- quenced the acts to tie in with the theme. In order to make the variety of acts coordinate, the show fol- lowed the chapters in Norman’s superhero book. Norman (Eric Brant) served as M.C., but each between-act scene was part of Norman’s story and was linked to the following act. Some of the acts, such as “Hot Lunch Jam”, “I won’t Grow Up,” and “My Husband The Vegetable,” along with others stressed the various chapters of the superhero book. During the first week of re- hearsals, each act was assigned to one of the co-directors, Mr. Rick Hein, Mrs. Lori Alt, or Mr. Dan Pritchett. Each co-director worked with his assigned act to make corrections and polish up the act for the final production. During the second week of re- hearsals, the directors and cast devoted their time to combining the acts into one unified show, including everything from dance acts to comedy routines. Funded entirely by the Drama Club, the price of sets, costumes, and publicity for May Madness was approximately $700, but ticket sales totaled $1400, giving Drama Club a $700 profit. — Susan Vondran Cast members gather on stage while listen- ing to the thought provoking lyrics to the song “Heroes,” by the commodores, as sung by members Lionel Richie Darrel Jones. 20 — May Madness Eric Brant, the Hero, uses a lobotomy victim Glen Baffin (Kelly Brant) to entertain an impor- tant guest in the AH-HA, sketch “My Husband The Vegetable.” Student (Tracey Nemeth) and cafeteria assis- tant (Andrea Platt) get down as they show what lunch time should be like in the wild dance routine, “Hot Lunch Jam. " Led by Junior Class President Laura Neis and Senior Class President Mike Kluth, the 270 couples attending Pacific Paradise took the traditional grand march at 10 p.m. across the gym floor. Senior Brad Lichtenberger and junior Kathy Beiser search among the sea netting for their fortune notes placed in bottles hanging inside an island hut. No longer burdened with her uncomforaable heels, junior Laurie Kallay and her date junior John Van Sensus dance to the latest Rock melodies performed by Northside Station. or some, spring break . meant taking off for Flor- ida. Mexico City, or some other fun-in-the-sun place. For many, however, spring break was also a time to start think- ing about Prom: What to wear, where to have dinner, and most importantly who to go with. As preparations advanced, students began to wonder what this year’s theme would be. Typically an evening of fantasy and romance. Pacific Paradise held Friday. May 15. offerred students the chance to escape their everyday lives with the excitement of the 1981 Junior-Senior Prom. Although couples could have pictures taken at 6 p.m.. the festivities did not begin un- til 8:30 p.m. As they entered, couples strolled along a path surrounded by palm trees, wild flowers, and thick foiliage. Down to the waters edge, the path led them below the sur- face. j Once below, the 540 prom- a goers viewed underwater J| scenes of mermaids, deep-sea divers and lost treasurers, H while others danced to the music of Northside Station. Couples wandered into the old pirate ship to relax and enjoy some refreshments. Upon leaving the paradise at 11 p.m., couples headed for the V.U. Union where the theme “Magic Kingdom” reigned over the post-prom. Sponsored by junior class par- ents, th post-prom party was co-chaired by Mrs. Judy Shurr and Mrs. Judy Lynch. Until 4 a.m., couples ate a smorgasbord dinner in Cinderella’s Castle, watched the Country Bear Jamboree, danced to the music of Eliza Jumal, and even dared to enter the Haunted Mansion. At the end of the evening, prizes ranging from gift certificates from local merchants to a car donated by Hal Heuring were raffled. Although this is where the formal evening ended, many students spent Saturday at Marriott’s Great America or the Indiana Dunes State Park. Others opted to stay home and recuperate by sleeping. Junior class officers and faculty sponsors Lance Leach and Ruth Williamson, decided the theme, and planned fund raising events such as bake sales and a car wash mara- thon, in May, 1980. Laura Neis, junior class president, commented. “A lot of hard work, time, and effort went into Prom, but now that it’s over I know it was worth it.” Diana Heat and her date Chuck Donaldsun of Hobart High School grab a Mickey Mouse bal- loon from the entrance of the Magic Kingdom. Mickey (Mrs. Sue Peloso,) Dumbo (Mr. Al Pe- loso) and Pluto (Mrs. Peg Walls) greet Daryle Keller, Maggie Delumpa, Bill George and Starla Spoor as they enter Cinderella’s castle. — Janet Dombrowski Susan Risk Prom Post-Prom — 23 The moaaic stained-glass windows of the Valpar ' aiso University Chapel set a solemn mood lor BaC ' calaureate services on the Sunday prior to Com ' mencement, May 31. Following the Salutatory address by Steve Ikeda, Valedictorian Sara Thompson speaks to her fel- low graduates about past, present and future goals. Although earlier in the year commencment was scheduled to be in the gym, the weatherman co- operated and the Class of ' 81 received diplomas on Viking field. O n April 12, 1981, an estimated one half million spectators gathered at Cape Canaveral, Florida to watch the space shut- tle Columbia roar into space to begin its SAVz hour mission which, NASA expected, would open a new space fron- tier. After 12 years of con- struction, its possibilities will span years, for as Time magazine wrote, “the future rides with this vehicle and it will be re- sponsible for settling a new territory.” Like the mighty orbit- er, members of the Class of 1981 remembered 12 long years of preparation and, also like the shuttle, wondered where they would land and what the future held. With the last exam over and public school- ing ended, students en- joyed a few days of freedom and relax- ation before graduation activities be- gan. On Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m., the class met at the V.U. Chapel to participate in Baccalaureate services featuring keynote speaker. Rev. John Wolfe of the Methodist Church. Although the parents, relatives, and friends of the 430 graduates didn’t to- tal a half million, the evening was grati- fying for the 3000 member crowd which filled the stadium on Wednes- day, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. to attend the Commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies got underway with the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” followed by an invocation by Pastor Gale Newman of the Liberty Bible Church. After Valedictorian Sara Thompson and Salutatorian Steve Ikeda had re- flected in their honorary speeches on memorable high school experiences. Principal Garth Johnson, assisted by Class President Mike Kluth and Guid- ance Director Don Dick, awarded each student his long-awaited diploma. The Faculty members dressed in caps, gowns and hoods of their college alma maters, were also formally includ- ed in the program this year. “This real- ly upgraded graduation a notch for the teachers played an important role in each students education,” explained Mr. Johnson. — Kim Ferrall Graduates attending Baccalaureate listen as the Reverend John Wolfe of the Methodist Church gives the Keynote address. Class President Mike Kluth and Vice President Angie Ranalli assisted in the services. 24 — Graduation After having his name read by Guidance Director Don Dick, Jim Benton receives his dipioma from Principal Garth John- son. Senior Class President Mike Kluth assists. Gripping the ball tightly, Missy Eaton gains yardage tor the Senior Team during the sec- ond annual Powder Putt football game. Dressed as a baby doll and a wicked witch, V- teen members Susan Koberna and Laura Nels relax and enjoy the entertainment at the club’s Halloween party for faculty children. After flower sales, NHS member Eric Amund- sen helps sort some of the 4175 flowers sold for Valentine’s Day. Despite a ten cent In. crease In price this year, sales surpassed those of years past. 26 — Clubs Division Page — I Confronted bv dollar dilemmas ' r clubs relv on increased numbers I to help boost their budgets I f a runner realizes from practices or past meets that he gets a good start in a race only to fall behind toward the end, he ' ll try to pace him- self differently, With a few attempts and some luck, he ' ll find a rate that results in better clockings on the stop- watch. We often go about solving a prob- lem by taking elements of past suc- cesses and combining them in new ways. This was the method VHS clubs took toward what Assistant Principal Robert Sutton, director of extra-cur- riculor activities, said was the main dif- ficulty clubs faced this year: raising money. As inflation and student apathy to- ward the formerly lucrative post-game sock-hops combined to deplete club incomes, VHS organizations were forced to look for new money-makers and rely more heavily on other sources of revenue, such as bake sales and membership dues. One new fund-raiser idea this year was DECA ' S Fall Flurry of Fashion Show, presented in October. Most clubs, however, depended more on ideas from past years. Fortunately for many clubs, student participation rose markedly this year. V-teens, for example, trippled in size, over last year, while Pep Club boasted a 25 per cent rise in membership, add- ing extra dollars through dues and ad- ditional hands to help at club activities. Some clubs, like Drama Club, whose membership remained more consis- tent with past years, instead had to increase dues. If clubs had serious financial troubles, they could request help from the Stu- dent Faculty Senate, Instead, VHS clubs found that adjusting the pace was enough to stay in the race. — Sara Thompson In a scene from a rehearsal for fhe musical “Hello Dollyl” Cornelius Hackl (Eric Branf) anx- iously awalfs Mrs. Molloy’s (Mary Webb) reply abouf a date on Sunday. Sampling a tew of the exotic dishes at the annual Foreign Feast held January 27, are seniors Sue Bondi, Oenevra Harris, and Betsy Oriffln. Clubs Division Page — 27 Discovering new people ond places Not many students are fortunate enough to travel beyond Valparaiso to visit New York, and North Carolina, or venture abroad to Australia, Japan, or Germany. The Foreign and Domestic Exchange Clubs, however, offered those who qualified the opportunity to visit other cities and countries to broaden their outlooks on life. Both clubs used the process of applications, personal references, and interviews to select their participants. These students were chosen on the basis of personality, activities, and the adaptability to new environments. Student traveling during the summer to Western Europe, South America, the Philip- pines, and Japan met their expenses by receiv- ing money raised through the Foreign Ex- change Club’s monthly movies and by dona- tions from local organizations. Throughout the school year, all FEC members were able to participate in trips to ethnic locations including a German restaurant in Chicago and a theater production of “Fiddler On the Roof.” Other activities, according to Sponsor Margaret Phil- lips, were the Foreign Feast and the Interna- tional Understanding Weekend. These tradi- tional events offered opportunities to sample foreign foods and meet foreign exchange stu- dents from around the area. While FEC provided the opportunity for inter- national exchange, the Domestic Exchange Program allowed students to see regional and cultural differences in both people and school systems, co-sponsor Nancy Hutton explained that the program originated three years ago in order to give VHS students a chance to exper- ience a different way of life within the United States. " This program is an excellent way to receive a better understanding of education, regions, cultures, and an appreciation of our area,” she added. In April, 12 participants flew to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where they lived with students of Northern Nash High School. For one week they received a taste of the “southern life” and visited regional points of interest. Part of this program included VHS sponsor- ing students from North Carolina to visit Valpar- aiso. During their stay they visited Chicago and the Indiana Dunes State Park, and has a geo- graphical tour of the area. Besides attending classes at VHS, their activities included a pro- gressive dinner and the semi-state basketball game in Ft. Wayne. — Melanie Redding 28 — Foreign Exchange Domestic Exchange DOMESTIC EXCHANGE PARTICI- PANTS — Front Row: Rina Ranalli, Jana Buchanan, Cheryl Vocke, Eric Amund- sen, Marty Filipowski, Co-Sponsor Nancy Hutton. Back Row: Melanie Redding, Eva Ludewall, Ellen Geiss, Kelly Steele, Co- Sponsor Lenore Hoffman, Angie Ranalli. FOREIGN EXCHANGE CLUB OFFI- CERS and FOREIGN STUDENTS- Front Row: Foreign Exchange stu- dents Annelies Urell, Belgium: Mona Ves- terbek, Denmark: Mihoko Imada, Japan. Second Row: Officers Co-Sponsor Mary Stephen, SoonJa Masters, Cheryl Vocke. Laura Albers. Laurie Lambert. John Evans. Third Row: Students Trav- eling Abroad: Co-Sponsor Nancy Hut- ton. Janet Kendall. Kim Walls. Buffy Egolf, Lis a Bolde. Jamie Broadhurst. Back Row: Brandon Mitchner, Stacey Trowbridge, Kim Atherton. Kasia Doane. Wendi Horwitz samples a variety of foreign foods at FEC’s annual Foreign Feast. North Carolina Governor Hunt wel- comes Eric Amundsen and VHS Do- mestic Exchange representatives to the state. Visitors from Northern Nash High School, Scott Dunn and Christina Williams, compare bowling scores with VHS student Marcia Bonich (center). Bowling was only one of the activities they participated in during their one week visit to Valparaiso. Foreign Exchange Domestic Exchange — 29 In an AH HA performance, Morris Tugby (Eric Brant), keeper of the city morgue, asks lor identification of the corpse (Kelly Brant), who had been killed in a polo match. During the John Mayor Developmental Techniques Pre- sentation, Sally Herndon, Lynne Kenworthy, Kelly Brant, Mag Proctor, Brent Bennett, and Norman Madrilejo act out one word improvisations. I 1 1 30 — Drama Club Sound And Light Crew DRAMA CLUB — Front Row: Rossini Slo Thomas. Dorsey Wheeland. Allison Webb. Susan Roberts. Dai Dahl. Lynne Kenworthy. Marlise Hendrichs. Second Row: Kathy Mine. Brent Bennett, Meg Proctor, Andrea Cranberry, Mike Stavreft. treasurer. Cathy Peters, Ellen Carullo. Frita Eifrig, Keith Lud- wig. Andy Dix, Jackie Moore. Third Row: Brian McKee. Mary Webb, Kevin I uebke, Jeff Shaver. Brian Thompson. Judy Neal. Sally Herndon, Don Finley. Kathy Satterlee. Don Hughes. Ginny Cornett. Eric Brant, president; Kelly Brant. Chris Stark, secretary: Mark Daniels, Kelly Shadrick Back Row: Kathy Tabor, Glenn Tucker, Rosalind Young, J.C. Anderson, Alice Noble, sponsor; Ken Anderson. Richie Roberts, vice-president; Ken Grelling, Andy Rader, Gina Moore, Regina Snodgrass. Lightman Glenn Tucker adjusts the lighting in the audi- torium before an AH HA presentation. SOUND AND LIGHT CREW — Front Row: Scott Sutton, Meg Proctor. Dave Klemz. Back Row: Mike Heinz. Bob Schena, Ken Stokes, Kevin Grelling. Not Pictured: Glenn Tucker. Stage Business Men control action in performing arts Throughout history the male sex has been stereotyped in the “dominant role” category in all aspects of life. Even though this idea has been challenged in recent years and the num- ber of females in leadership roles has in- creased. men again dominated the leadership of Drama Club and overall membership of the Sound and Light Crew. For the first time in six years. Drama Club elected all male officers. President Eric Brant claimed that the male leaders brought about a more relaxed, less worried atmosphere. Encouraging students to become involved in the performing arts. Drama Club offered a vari- ety of productions in which to participate. On September 27. an encore presentation of “You’re a Good Man. Charlie Brown” was giv- en in order to make up for deficit spending of the Campbell Street Players, which had been financed by Drama Club. The money earned from the presentation went into the fall musical production of “Hello. Dolly!” directed by Spon- sor Alice Noble. Auditions for the musical. “Hello. Dolly!” were opened to the entire student body, and on September 31. rehearsals began. The musical was presented to the public on November 14. 15. and 16. Directed by the senior officers. Drama Club also put on two different children’s plays on March 18, 19, and 20. In addition to the chil- dren’s plays, the club sponsored the talent show “May Madness”. To add further entertainment within the club, John Mayor, formerly of Second City Televi- sion, presented an eight-hour drama workshop. Other inner club activities were the AH HA shows, which, as a branch of the club, consist- ed of nine members and were organized totally by students. In order to make a successful production, the Sound and Light Crew, sponsored by Dave Kenning, played an important part in both school and non-school performances. Mem- bership was open to all students interested in the technical end of auditorium functions. Consisting of eight members, the crew was made up of a majority of male underclassmen. They provided technical assistance to all Dra- ma Club performances, school sponsored con- vocations, and other outside activities held in the VHS auditorium during the year. In the spring of ’81, the crew visited the Holi- day Star Theater to learn new techniques for future productions at VHS. — Susan Vondran Drama Club Sound and Light Crew — 31 CAMPBELL STREET PLAYERS — Front Row: Bill Kerlin. Director Alice Noble, Mike Stav- reff. Richie Roberts, Meg Proctor, Dave Clauss, John Ungurait. Second Row: Don Rhynard, Carolyn Seeber, Brian McKee, Kelly Shadrick, Marlise Hendrichs, Katie Nagel, Chris Stark, Dave Goodrich Third Row: Drew Glassford, Eric Brant, Lynne Kenworthy, Andrea Granberry, Jackie Moore, Back Bow: Cathy Peters, Kevin Luebke, Susan Roberts, Mark Daniels, Charlie Brown (Eric Brant) is extremely happy until he realizes Patty’s (Andrea Granberry) valentine is not lor him. Jemmo (Eric Brant) expresses his greet- ings to Karen (Cathy Peters) in an odd man- ner during the performance of “The Red Shoes.” In the presentation, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Linus (Mark Daniels) and chorus member Susan Roberts exchange ideas about the baseball game. While performing in the play “The Red Shoes,” the nice old lady, Kelly Shadrick, inquires about her long lost granddaughter to the Burger Meister (Chris Stark). 32 — Campbell Street Players Roles to ploy New summer stock off and rolling Providing the community with affordable family entertainment was the goal of The Campbell Street Players, Valparaiso High School’s summer theater group. Comprised of 24 VHS students, the company brought family- oriented theater to the VHS auditorium and to four Valparaiso parks in its first season during the summer of 1980. The group was the brainchild of Alice L. No- ble, speech and drama teacher and coordina- tor of all VHS dramatic activities. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’’ a musical based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, opened the Campbell Street Players’ season June 6 and 7 in the VHS auditorium. The free park programs were intended to stimulate the imaginations and creativity of the young audiences and to interest them in dra- matic activities. Visiting four Valparaiso parks, the Campbell Street Players presented “The Invisible Drag- on,” a children’s one act play, July 7 and 9. Children’s Reader’s Theater continued the Park Theater Parade July 14 and 16. “Reader’s Theater was a dramatic technique in which the actors present literature, stories, and poems. Since there is no interaction between actors, characterization is created entirely through body expression and vocal variations,” ex- plained Lynne Kenworthy. “The Red Shoes,” a Hans Christian Ander- son fairy tale, finished the official summer sea- son July 24, 25, and 26 in the VHS auditorium. Skits, Reader’s Theater, and vocal solos were in the Campbell Street Players’ review of their first season in a Cabaret for their families and friends at the Court restaurant on July 29. Several company members were also able to take part in theater outside Northern Indiana. Four members joined the Indiana State Thespi- an Troupe in a “Backstage on Broadway” tour of New York City, attending three Broadway shows, touring the Metropolitan Opera and Ra- dio City Music Hall, and participating in mock audition June 17-22. Representing VHS at the International Thes- pian Society’s Eighteenth International Theater Arts Conference at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in June, were nine Campbell Street Players. — Jackie Moore Campbell Street Players — 33 Involvement mokes clubs come olive Participation is the key to developing a strong organization. Without it, little can be ac- complished. Both Pep Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) had unified member- ships that enabled them to carry out a wide variety of activities. Promoting school spirit for both girls’ and boys’ sports was the major job of Pep Club. Encouraged by Sponsor Elaine Bever, club members painted signs, baked cookies, and decorated athletes’ lockers. A 25 per cent increase in Pep Club member- ship was attributed to a higher amount of inter- est displayed by VHS girls. Last year, a new rule was added for participation in the Powder Puff football game. Besides being a junior or senior girl, players also had to join Pep Club. President Angie Ranalli remarked, “Pep Club membership rose right before the Powder Puff game, and I was silently frightened that the turnout would dwindle.’’ However, as the Homecoming dance approached, and a large majority of members continued to show up and help with the preparations, it was evident that the girls were interested in Pep Club for reasons beyond Powder Puff. Ms. Bever said that despite the fear of losing the newly-acquired participation, members and officers worked well together. Pep Club officers and members coordinated all the Homecoming festivities, pep sessions, a car wash, a bonfire, and bake sales. Besides Pep Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes was also a large organization at VHS. FCA offered a wide range of projects which enabled its members to become involved. In addition to semiweekly meetings, FCA members met regularly for Bible studies. Meet- ing on Sunday evenings at various homes, FCA members studied books of the Bible and then discussed them. While attending summer FCA camp in Black Mountain, North Carolina, 14 members ex- changed ideas with other students. “The mem- bers who attended camp became our biggest contributors at the regular meetings,” ex- plained Sponsor Skip Collins. Other major FCA projects included a Pop- corn Festival hamburger booth, the Ugly Man Contest, the Chili Supper, a spring trip to Tur- key Run, and the annual basketball marathon. — Susan Vondran 34 — Pep Club FCA FCA Officers — Front Row: Treasurer Megan Buckley, Sec- retary Julie Neeley. Back Row: President Jon Philips. During the Powder Puff football game, Senior Coach Bob Punter instructs Missy Eaton and Cara Coulter of an upcoming play. With the Homecoming dance approaching that evening, Cathy Hillenbrand, Kathleen Nightingale, and Maggie Delumpa combine their efforts to decorate the south balcony in the theme “Hollywood Nights.” Pop Club Officers — Front Row: Angie Ranalli, Senior Vice President Paula Blanco. Back Row: Junior Vice President Nancy Vondran, Secretary-Treasurer Kathleen Nightingale. Working at the FCA Chili Supper, Sponsor Skip Collins helps Sandy Beach clean up the cafeteria. Doing her share of work at the FCA Chili Supper, Julie Neeley serves her father, George Neeley. Pep Club FCA — 35 never give up When the going got tough, DECA. V-Teens and YARC got going. As the school year be- gan, each of these clubs had serious goals in mind and was determined to let nothing inter- fere with them. Marketing and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) gave students a feeling of school involvement while they trained in class and on the job for occupations in the business world. Sponsor Greg Hartz explained that the toughest part of securing on the job training was finding enough jobs to place each student in his or her desired field. He said that the steel mill layoffs and a general economic recession were the primary reasons for this problem. Besides annual conferences, DECA mem- bers were involved in a fashion show, a Christ- mas party, and services to the community. Building up attendance and making the club better known was the goal V-Teens strove for and achieved, according to President Julie Field. Tripling of intiial membership and suc- cess of the club was attributed to extra public- ity, officer leadership, and the addition of more service activities to the school, while keeping up those for the community. V-Teens sponsored the King of Hearts Dance and added new activities including a Mary Kay cosmetic show, a Halloween party for faculty children, and decorating school halls. YARC (Youth Association for Retarded Citi- zens) had a more unique problem — find a sponsor. The solution came when Miss Carla Klemz and Mrs. Brenda Lott decided to share the responsibility. Miss Klemz and President Cara Coulter said that this year YARC tried to give handicapped students more of a social life by bringing them out of their shells and helping them be accepted by others. Some YARC sponsored dvents were Hallow- een and Christmas parties, sock hops, picnics, and a turkey raffle. — Ann Wesley 36 — DECA YARC V-Teens Successful clubs Senior Doug Roberts models a Nino Cerruti suit from Lowen- stine’s at DECA’s “Fall Flurry of Fashions.” OECA Officers — Front Row: Presi- dent Carol Fink, Vice President Lisa Kyes. Back Row: Secretary Linda Thompson. Reporter Jeannine Allen, T reasurer Dave Espie, Parliamentarian Debbie Gelopulos. V-TEENS OFFICERS — Program Di- rector Gail Greiger, Treasurer Stacey Trowbridge, Secretary Ann Wesley, Vice President Suzi Bostic, President Julie Field, Sponsor Elizabeth Hall. V-teens member Kim Walls decides wheth- er she wants a center or end piece of pizza at the annual getting acquainted party held in the Fall. With ponytails, pajamas, and pacifier. Junior Bonnie Bergstrum goes through a second childhood at the YARC Halloween Party held for Opportunity Enterprise. DECA YARC V-Teens — 37 Students advise Mediators create effective policies In the past, students who wanted to change or adapt school policies didn’t do much except complain. Not many students wanted to dis- cuss their ideas with school officials. Similarly, when the officials had a student-related prob- lem, they tried to predict how students would react to different solutions, but they seldom considered asking a student for advice. Although the purpose of the Student Council and Student Faculty Senate was to act as a mediator between students and administrators, the clubs have rarely been used. Finally, this year both students and VMS administrators took advantage of these services. Student Council Vice-President Lance Nightingale ex- plained that both organizations became quite active this year. When a student had a proposal, he could either take it to the Student Council or go di- rectly to the Student Faculty Senate. The sug- gestion was then discussed to determine how it would benefit the school. If the suggestion was thought to be reasonably beneficial, it was passed on for Principal Garth Johnson’s ap- proval. One student proposal this year was for an area to be set aside for students to chew to- bacco. After discussions, the request was de- nied because only a minority of the students would benefit from it, according to Assistant Principal Robert Sutton. The VHS administration also used these two organizations to solve a student parking prob- lem. The South parking lot had been reserved for school employees, leaving two lots open for students. After several unsuccessful attempts to get students to honor the parking regula- tions, Mr. Johnson asked the student govern- ment to recommend a solution. The clubs suggested ticketing unauthorized cars parked in the South lot. Warning tickets were issued to first offenders, and an increased cash fine was the punishment for each addi- tional offense. The mediators proved to be right, assuming that students would value their money more than their need to use the South lot. Additional activities of the Student Council included sponsoring the Christmas Dance, a children’s film festival and student council ex- changes with other schools. The Student Facul- ty Senate provided financial aid to needy clubs with money collected in pop machines. — Ann Wesley 38 — Student Council Student Faculty Senate After reading the minutes from the last meeting, Vice President Lance Nightingale and Secretary Rina Ranalli listen to suggestions for new Student Council activities. A fter weeks of work preparing for the Student Council sponsored dance, secretary Rina Ranalli leads graduate Tom Findlay to the South balcony to celebrate, “Christmas on State Street.” STUDENT FACULTY SENATE — Front Row: Lance Nightingale. Tracey Nemeth, Laura Wood, Gina Buchanan, Kandi Meyers, Laura Neis, Carol Weins, Wendy Horwitz, Kelly Brant, Dave Griffin. Second Row: Mr. Mark Hoffman. Cara Coulter, Mr. Lew Rhinehart, Mr. Robert Sutton, Miss Nancy Hutton, Mr. Robert Punter, Mr. Mark Watts, Mr. Ben Austin, John Marshall Back Row: Soonja Mas- ters, Mr. John Pinkerton, Mr. William Boyle. Judy Neal. STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS: Ser- geant-at-Arms Lynne Kenworthy, Vice- President Lance Nightingale, President Tracey Nemeth, Treasurer Debbie John- ston, Secretary Rina Ranalli. Junior Carol Weins is careful not to smash either her or Jane Simpson’s fingers while building props for the Christmas Dance. Principal Garth Johnson discusses VHS policies with students from Andrean High School on a Student Council Exchange Day. VHS Student Council members later visited Andrean. Student Council Student Faculty Senate — 39 40 Substitutes yield equal competition J Today’s market offers substitutes for every- thing ranging from saccharin for sugar to poly- ester for cotton. In a similar way, the intramural sports program was a substitute for those stu- dents who wanted to play competitive sports, but didn’t want the responsibility of playing on a varsity team. Any student, even those with limited athletic ability could participate in intramural sports and still be an important asset to his team. According to Mr. Virgil Sweet, director of intra- murals, “The students played with as much spirit and enthusiasm as a varsity team, but on a lower skill level.’’ Mr. Sweet explained that VHS was able to give the students one of the most extensive programs in Indiana due to the help and sup- port of the administration. A non-profit organi- zation, intramurals required a small fee to pay for supervision, equipment, and ribbons for the winners. Included in this extracurricular activity were opportunities to learn to ski at The Pines, play indoor tennis, learn to play water polo, or com- pete against teachers in football. Whitney Gingerich, who participated in girls’ intramural basketball, stated, “Intramurals give the participant friendly competition along with a chance to improve themselves both physical- ly and mentally.” — Melanie Redding Intramurals utilizing The Pines new chair lifts, intramu- ral skiing members David Klemz, Mary Casio, Tami Byvoets, and Nancy Olszewski ride to the top of the hill to exercise their newly learned skills. Senior Susan Telschow hits a backhand crosscourt volley in hopes of catching her opponent off guard. Set up on the line of scrimmage, the Masters of Disaster and the Studs are ready to pounce into action. Despite Brian Boetel’s efforts to pass the ball over the top of Jeff Lamberson to Arnie Brown, his team lost in the finals. BOYS’ INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL CHAMPS-Front Row: Matt Miller. Clint Wracker, Dave Ciciora. Back Row: Tim Turner, Jeff Lamberson, Jim Lynch. Intramurals — 41 Concentrating on precise details, Don Lid- dle finishes the designs on his house. ICT-Chuck Wark, Jett Landgrebe.Scott Wester- gren. Sponsor Robert Rhoda. Dental Health-Front Row: Karen Nolan. Chris Cochran. Tonya Atwell. Health Occupations- Second Row: Jenny Rood. Jackie Hansen. Back Row: Lisa Brown. Le-Ann Keen. VICA-1-Front Row: Sponsor Mr. David Ken- ning. John Potis. Doug Bergstedt. Todd Trow- bridge. Neil Schroeder. Second Row: Harold Bucy. Brian Bonzani. Chuck Mantz. Rob Wilson. Dwayne Polerek. Back Row: Sponsor John An- gus. Jeff Sherrick, Dennis Errichello. Mike Krueger. David Buck. VICA-2-Fred Lewis. Julie Field. VICA-3-Chuck Collins. Alex Gariup. Neil Schroeder. John Potis. VICA-4-Karen Giertz. Chris Jenkins. Jay Troy. Steve Agonis. " r-T; j:tr, tSh ' P " K-.-fxje ssatse W.xM I 3tv-£w issr ‘ r» ' ' ■. ■ -ar t ' swaas " SiS 5 " - • ' .v.tr.ini- t " - ' -5v ' - " i’s- W5!S5! ®«:?S. :ix-. . , . , Ti;,- r5! E WtKr:to, =‘35:.?iJ s .J..-.% rtssy wv.-ssr- ts-x x ; C i.r ' «» ■ v; 7.-;.;-:s? 9a«aiaK «»r3p i ■ ■ r. •..-, jearjjs .rfC-KK ' i i .■-v-:- ' ' , - .-esx X:, ' ASe » s«« i--T iriiirii I ■ - tMt OEA — Front Row: Secretary Carla Harris, Sponsor Mrs. Cynthia Stalbaum, Historian Tara McAleer Second Row: Parliamentar- ian Teena Robbins, President Jody Gutt. Back Row: Vice President Diane Robinson, Treasurer Laura Ullman. Senior Antoinette Morgano assists Dr. Bill Shideler in filling a tooth as part of her job working as a dental assistant. 42 - VICA OEA Livina the future You can ' t read it. You experience it " Army, VICA, Air Force, OEA. We don’t ask for experience, we give it. You can’t read it in a book, you live it.” According to the ad, skills achieved in these organizations will prepare anyone for a career in the specified area; however, VHS offered only VICA and OEA. Office Education Association (OEA) stresses the qualities of leadership and office skills to equip students in handling business-related jobs. During a two-hour class of intensive office lab, students refined their shorthand and typing skills in a simulated office atmosphere. Girls excelling in these areas were able to compete in several contests throughout the year, and if they demonstrated efficient office abilities, they could continue into the state and national lev- els, explained sponsor Mrs. Cynthia Stalbaum. VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of Amer- ica) tries to promote educational knowledge in many fields of interest. With this organization a student is able to prepare for a trade dealing with industry, electronics, mechanics, health, or architecture. According to sponsor Frank Horvath, VICA not only gives students a chance to experience leadership, but it also provides them with an opportunity to be a member of a professional society. During the year the class travels to job sites, tours related industries, and designs new homes for people in the community. Officers of VICA were responsible for organ- ing fund-raisers for the annual skills Olympics. Competition here tested skills learned against the clock and other members from Indiana. — Melanie Redding VICA OEA - 43 Alter a lecture at Valparaiso University on careers in writing, “Roots” author Alex Haley gives Quill and Scroll member Cindy Hallberg his autograph. Seniors Susan Telschow and Gary Ancinec, two chairmen of the National Honor Society’s Flower Sale, sort some of the 4175 carnations distributed on Valentine’s Day. THESPIANS-Front Row: Andrea Granberry, Marlise Hen- richs, Susan Roberts, Jackie Moore. Kelly Shadrick, Kelly Brant Second Row: Meg Proctor, Kathy Peters. Kathy Saterlee. Sally Herndon, Lynne Kenworthy, Ginny Cornet, Back Row: Chris Stark, Kevin Luebke, Eric Brant. Mike Stavreff, Mark Daniels, Brian McKee. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY-Front Row: Jay Dolezal, Phil Glynn. Eric Amundsen. John Sleeves, Marlise Henrichs. Cheryl Vocke. Laurie Lambert, Ju- lie Neeley Second Row: Anne Stratton, Erica Reg- gie, Shannon Swann, Sara Thompson, Jackie Moore, Kelly Shadrick, James Ludwig, Karen Moli- toris, Joanne Mishanko, Val Breen, Randy Sien- kowski, Angie Ranalli. Third Row: Andy Rader, Ju- lie Anderson. Dana Albrecht, Debbie Johnston. An- drea Granberry, Lynne Kenworthy. Adria Medema, Helen Lucaitis, Susan Bondi. Susan Telschow. Jody Gutt, Daryle Keller, Maggie Delumpa, Mark Mundl, Jim Benton. Fourth Row: Mike Stavreff. Kris Mar- shall. Sue Wessel, Andrea Platt. Micky Mannel, Mary Casio, Marcia Bonich, Jeanne Berkshire, Todd Bickel, Todd VanKeppel, Susan Vondran, Dawn Schueler, Steve Ikeda. Fifth Row: Jenny Stritof, Jeff Harms, Sue Ewald, Laura Jessop, Laura Meyer, Su- san Koberna, Vickie Rubel, Heidi Helms, Pam Lasky, Rick Cornman, Les Stipp, Bonnie Bergstrom, Kevin Luebke. Nicole Azar, Sue Bard, Gail Grieger, Kim Walls. Laura Neis. Back Row: Rachael Schroeder, Buffy Egolf, Jane Simson, Carol Wiens. Debbie Mathieu, Peggy Mclnerny, Cindy Willis, Shei- la Schroeder, Tom Kuus kvere, Chris Bucich, Joe Prahlow, Bart Polizotto, Anne Koskey, Rebecca Sensenbaugh, Julie Stratton, Susan Roberts, Lisa Bolde, Stacey Trowbridge. Kathy Marques. Susan Risk. 44 — Honorariea Efforts pay off Leading performance awards high achievers Conference Champs, Best Seasonal Record Holder, Most Improved Player and Most Valu- able Player were honors given to athletes for consistent outstanding performance. Athletes, however, were not the only stu- dents who deserved recognition for their achievements. Approximately 130 students were honored this year for their school involv- ment through National Honor Society, Thespi- ans, and Quill and Scroll. Membership for these honorary groups was not like other interest- based clubs. Instead, students were evaluated and selected by club sponsors and or VHS faculty members. In order to become a member of National Honor Society, a student had to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for two years, explained Sponsor Lew Rhinehart. In the fall, junior and senior candidates were evaluated by teachers in the ares of scholarship, leadership, character, and service, and those selected were inducted in February. In addition to the annual flower sale, which sold 4175 carnations, NHS sponsored tutoring and Quiz Bowl competition against area schools. The International Thespian Society recog- nized drama students for exceptional work in or on theater productions. VHS students became members of the society by participating in Dra- ma Club for at least two years and putting in 200 hours of theatrical work. According to Sponsor Alice Noble, Thespians and Drama Club go hand-in-hand in activities. She ex- plained that the honorary group is just a way of recognizing members who worked very hard. In summer 1980, nine VHS actors went to a one- week International Conference at Ball State University. Quill and Scroll members received recogni- tion after proving themselves to be capable journalists and completing a full year’s work on the VALENIAN. Vice President Melanie Red- ding said that members worked together all year to produce a book that the school could be proud of. New members were inducted at the Spring Awards Banquet in April. — Ann Wesley QUILL AND SCROLL-Front Row: Marty Fi- lipowski. Cindy Hallberg, Valerie Weber, Sheila Schroeder Second Row: Susan Von- dran, Sara Thompson, Carolyn Dougherty, Mary Casto, Janet Dombrowski. Third Row: Jennifer Frame, Laura Meyer. Ann Wesley, Melanie Redding, Kim Ferrall, Sponsor Gloria Zimmerman. Back Row: Eric Brant. Ellen Carullo, Mary Scholl, Susan Risk, Jeff Harms. Honorariea — 45 JAZZ BAND-Front Row; Mr. Pritchett, director. Second Row: Dave Nus- baum, Rebecca Sensabaugh, Jeff Eder, Nicole Azar, Susie Nagel. Third Row; Ken Sorenson. Mike Johnson, Kendall Lott, Jackie Moore, Karl Cooke, Jay Carpenter, Jon Sorenson. Fourth Row: Juli Hamacher, Kevin Spriggs, Don Hughes. Back Row: Sheryl Renshaw, Dave Buis, David Renshaw, Kevin Luebke, Mike Stavreff, Nick Reynolds. John Emmons. STUDIO BAND-Front Row: Cindy Dowd, Susan Ewald, Jeff Shaver, Julie Stratton, Glen Hodshire. Second Row; Jeff Eder, Mike McNeil, Mark Daniels. Andy Dix, Russ Hahn, Ken Sorenson, Kris Grube. Back Row; Kendall Lott, Fred Stephan, Vince Delumpa, Gina Moore, Mr. Pritchett, director: Allen Dickson. f you can’t be the best, why be anything at all? Throughout our lives, we hear that be- ing Number One is all-important. TV ads shout it; our government cries it about our national defense; people scream it at athletic events. This year’s jeizz bands, however, followed a different line of thought. To them, making progress meant more than the results of competition, and enjoying what they were doing provided an added bonus. Because of increased interest, two bands were formed this year instead of the one band that was enough during the five pre- vious years. Director Daniel Pritchett ex- plained that Studio Band served as a training band, so membership was based on interest. Membership in Jazz Ensemble, though, re- quired an audition. During the first semester, the bands each met once weekly to prepare for concerts and competitions. Second semester, re- hearsals were doubled. Each year, the bands perform from 10 to 15 concerts. Included are the NISBOVA competition, which VHS hosts in January, and several other contests during the spring at jazz festivals across the state. Mr. Pritchett commented that the bands sometimes competed against bands that had the advantage of meeting daily for practice. However, he said, the most important facet of competition was that they keep improving with each performance. “I don’t teach win- ners and losers,” he said, “I teach jazz.” He explained that jazz is livelier than the music played in concert band, and kids enjoy it more. “Improvisation plays a big part,” he added. To help members with it, Mr. Prit- chett started a weekly improvisation class. “It allows more creativity, but there has to be some knowledge,” he said. 46 — Jazz Band Feature ce. o»e filter- ' .. coiic_ " eiv “Most of the members are fairly serious about their music,” Mr. Pritchett continued, “so the atmosphere can be more relaxed. The kids seem to enjoy it; they like the extra performarice.” Finally, Mr. Pritchett explained that the ultimate goal of jazz band is to provide mem- bers with another means to enjoy music. He said he would like to leave them with some- thing they can enjoy in the future, as well as during high school. — Sara Thompson Jazz Band Feature — 47 Students choose their speeds; ■ _ I - ■ ' ' ■ ' ■ H VHS administration keeps watch I WM I on individual and school progress n ' -ft • ■■ ' ■ ' n. ' ■■ I f a runner has better speed than endurance, he is more likely to com- pete in the 220 than in the mile. Nat- urally his coach will try to put his runners in the events in which he expects them to do best. Just as athletes run at different rates, students learn at different paces. At VHS, ail students were encouraged to perform to the extent of their abilities. To further this goal, students were giv- en numerous choices in scheduling, in- cluding the decisions of what leveis to work at in math and English. Principal Garth Johnson explained that although English phasing and math tracking created scheduling diffi- culties for counselors and increased ciass preparation work for teachers, the system buiit a better program for students. He said, " Invariably, the stu- dents know best what levels they should be at. " Used for placement guideline and measurement of student achievement rate up to the sophomore year, the Test of Achievement and Proficiency, begun in 1979, was administered to all sophomores. This year for the first time, seniors were asked to take the test again at a higher levei to compare rates of achievement before and dur- ing high schooi. instead of being used to heip individual students, the seniors ' test resuits served as indicators of how well VHS was meeting its goals. Other changes in academics this year included the Private Pilot course in the science department and the V.A.L.P.O. program for gifted juniors and seniors. Mr. Johnson added that major cur- riculum changes were planned for next year, such as two computer classes and new offerings in business, science, English and practical arts. — Sara Thompson As receptionist In Intensive Otfice Lab, senior Jenny Scott becomes tamlllar with an ottice arrangement and gains skills that will be help- tul In actual employment. With a quick but cautious touch. Junior Karl Cooke adds kilograms betore his bridge splin- ters Into pieces at the eighth annual physics bridge contest. 48 — Academics Division Page In Drafting, senior Julie Field concentrates on applying the finishing touches of her design. One of five new teachers at VHS this year, P.V.E. Instructor Carla Klemz assists seniors Patty Zell and Joyce Crowe with their compo- sitions. Domestic Exchange Sponsor Lenore Hoffman and Co-sponsor Nancy Hutton explain the ob- jectives to 1981 exchange students Ellen Geiss, Melanie Redding, Jana Buchanan, and Andy Radar, who traveled with eight other VHS students to North Carolina from April 8-14. Both educational and entertaining, the convo- cation featuring Benjamin the Mathemagiclan used audience volunteers. Using calculators to figure the problems, Brenda Tucker, Marllse Henrichs, Chris Stark and Russel Stout matched their answers to Benjamin’s mental figuring. Academics Division Page — 49 Talent Choir students tryout, practice, sponsor, before performances As several students anxiously await their turns, one is called from the huddle and proceeds through the door. Inside, he finds two people seated and ready to write down crucial comments as he goes through the song and dance requirements. When these few nerve- racking moments are over. he bursts from the room and meets several friends who ask, “How did you do?” This typical scene takes place every spring as students tryout for A Choir for the following school year. “I like to have two people judge the tryouts because it allows a couple of viewpoints to be B Choir members Julie Ingram, Jackie Jarrett, and Scott Yates concentrate on each note during an important rehearsal for con- test. B CHOIR — Front Row: Kelly Wil- liamson, Sherry Hardesty, Judy Neal, Justine Hess, Sandy Hoard, Carrie Brown, Debbie Eaton, Laurie Felts, Susan Cole. Second Row: Nancy Olszewski. Darla Leffel. Toni Heiner, Adam Muench. Dan Martin. Charlie Church, Scott Yates, Steve Hoyt, Lisa Glenn, Jean Hardesty, Back Row: Marlise Henrich, Mamie Ulm, Jackie Jarrett. Ardel Watt, Jill Nellesen, Amy Lipp, Teresa Channel, Bridgette Welsh, Julie Ingrim, Stacy Schroer. 50 — A B Choirs presented making the auditions more fair, " stated Richard Hein, VHS choir director. After the tryouts were completed and the class had gotten underway, the choir practiced for its upcoming concerts and spring choir contest held at Portage. This year the choir presented a Christmas concert, a Spring festival of Song, and a pre- contest concert. In addition to these performances, 15 choir students participated in the VHS production of " Hello Dolly!” Another activity of the choir members was the annual Roast Beef Dinner they sponsored to pay for the contest. — Janet Dombrowski Jean Hardesty, Justine Hess, and Sandy Hoard practice a Madrigal tune from the medieval days in preparation for the Spring Festi- val of Song. Combining both A and B Choir, the members fill the VHS audito- rium with “Carol of the Bells” dur- ing the Christmas Concert. A CHOIR — Front Row: Ellen Car- ullo, Kathy Beiser, Sally Herndon, Sherry Pauly, Sue Wessel, Laura Neis, Cathy Peters, Jane Simson, Jean Chi- lian. Back Row: Paul Wells, Don Rea, Bill Walters, John Reed, Pete Bray, Chris Stark, Glen Tucker, Dave Good- rich, Tom Schroeder, Bob Fryer. A B Choirs — 51 Talent GIRL’S GLEE CLUB-Front Row: Kathy Hein, Allison Webb, Debbie Ea- ton, Jenny Rising, Lynn Foltin, Mary Weidjer. Back Row: Traci Atwell, Sta- cey Reynolds, Tonya Atwell, Wanda Sutherlin, Sandy Patrick. Advanced Acting students Cathy Peters, Kathy Satterlee and Keith Jones mime with a pretend dust speck. Student Teacher Randy Roccia directs Girl’s Glee Club as Direc- tor Richard Hein accompanies during the annual Band Choir Christmas Concert. Singers and actors condition to acquire skiil in performing Just as athletes tone their bodies before participating in an event, singers and actors must go through conditioning before performing. Teaching skills and the mechanics of singing and acting. Dramatic Arts classes and Girls’ Glee Club provided training grounds for the Advanced Acting classes and A and B choirs. According to VMS Choir Di- rector Richard Hein, the only requirements for Girls’ Glee Club are, “to be a girl and to wish to sing.” He explained that Girls’ Glee Club was formed because there are tra- ditionally more girls than boys in choir. The nine-member choir par- ticipated in the Christmas Concert and the Spring Fest of 52 — Girls’ Glee Acting Song. The choir also earned a second division rating at the NISBOVA contest in January. Earning English or spefech credit, students in Dramatic Arts learned basic skills of self-expression, character mo- tivation, and portrayal. They also learned how to work in a theater and how a theater op- erates. Before taking Advanced Acting classes, students must successfully complete Dra- matic Arts, explained Ms. Al- ice L. Noble, acting instructor. Students in Advanced Acting, which is an outgrowth of the Dramatic Arts class, studied acting, mime, and improvisa- tional acting exclusively for a semester. — Laura Meyer Facing the audience in Advanced Acting class, Keith Jones, Richie Roberts, Chris Stark, and Sally Herndon participate in “Reader’s Theater” which is similar to old- time radio theater. As part of the audience. Instructor Alice Noble critiques Advanced Acting students on stage as Meg Proctor, Kelly Shadrick, and Bob Fryer watch. In preparation for the NISBOVA competition. Girls’ Glee Club members listen intently to Direc- tor Richard Hein’s instructions. Girls’ Glee Acting — 53 Talent Band south of the border; Orchestra backs up with style Walking past D229 this year one could hear phrases such as “Que Pasa?” and “Ole.” Despite appearances, this wasn ' t a foreign language room, but the VHS band room where students were preparing for their trip to Mexico by taking a crash course in Spanish phrases. During spring break, 75 junior and senior band members flew to Mexico City, Mexico, to take part in “Festiva ’81.” The purpose of the program was to further the educational experience of the band students by touring and performing in the Mexican capital city. Some of the highlights of the trip were a tour of the main square in Mexico City, A BAND-FronI Row: Rebecca Sen- senbaugh, Debbie Peloso, Sue Bondi, Betsy Griffin, Joanne Mischanko, Ni- cole Azar, Katinka Kallay, Tami Mag- netti, Ellen Carullo. Lisa Douglas. Lau- ra Hodge. Anne Stark, Mike Johnson, Mike O’Dell. Janet Dombrowski. Sec- ond Row: Laurie Kallay, Genevra Harris, Scott Lee, Jeanette Dupes, Ju- lie Stratton, Lori Bozarth, Dave Ren- shaw. Shannon Swann, Bonnie Berg- strom, Kim Ferrall, Susan Reschke, Carol Wiens, Dave Spring, Jennifer Golding. Third Row: Scott Huber, Debbie Reeder, Karen Cyzyk, Joann Guzek, Judy Rogness, Todd McBride, Sandy Schultz. Jackie Moore, Susan Ewald, Rick Cornman, David Buis, Dave Nusbaum, Troy Russell, Peter Rast. Fourth Row: Monty Meersma, Pat Joyce, Steve Versteeg, Glenn Uber, Robert Kuehl, Mike Sheik, Jay Carpenter, Anne Stratton. Valerie We- ber. Kris Marshall, Jeff Train, Bruce Naillieux. Back Row: Jeff Eder, Mau- reen Murphy, Nick Reynolds, Joe Prahlow, John Sorenson, Carl Cooke, Ted Foster, John Evans, Eric Good, Andrea Platt, Don Hughes, Mike Stav- reff, Kendall Lott, Kurt Davidson. a visit to the world-famous Museum of Anthropology in Chapultec Park, and an excursion to Teotihuacon, the ancient “City of the Gods” to inspect the famed archaelogical wonders: the Pyramids of the Sun and The Moon, The Citadel, and the Temple of Quetzacoatl. In addition to these tours, the band performed four concerts. Two at public parks, one at its’ host school, and another at a police academy. The band wasn’t the only organization performing for ou t-of-school functions, however. Orchestra members who wanted to spend additional time performing joined the VHS Pops Orchestra, directed by Mr. Rolando Chilian. This extracurricular activity group played background for dinners and banquets. One of performances this year was at Strongbow Turkey Inn during a Business Industry Education banquet. — Janet Dombrowski ORCHESTRA-Front Row: Spring Ryding, Debbie Waseman, Denise Cooke. Lisa Eilis, Laura Hoffman, Mary Ellen Borders. Second Row: El- len Geiss. Dan Scroggin, Kathy Vocke, Susan Lehmenn, Marlon Mundt, Dave Scroggin, Elizabeth Brauer, Kathy Woodrich, Andy Free- man. Third Row: Gina Moore, Elaine Miller, Susanne Versteeg, Terri Bon- trager, Kristine Martz, Jill Kauffman, Cheryl Renshaw, John Naillieux, John Carlson, Ray Blaney, Cheryl Kolar. Back Row: Dave Buck, Greg Hunt, Mark Daniels, Susie Nagel, Tracy Ba- ker, Kris Grube, Vince Delumpa, Alan Dickson, Julie Hamacher, Brenda Magnetti, Sara Miller, Rosaline Young, Tom Schroeder, Ken Sorenson, Burl Ryding. After a performance at a sister school in Mexico City, Judy Rog- ness, JoAnn Guzek, and Karen Cy- zyk receive pineapples from stu- dents. B BAND-Front Row: Sara Miller. Anne Searles, Chris Tonner, Sue Szoke, Cindy Harris, Laura Hroma, Beth Hans. Cheryl Renshavw, Kim Church, Amber Tabor, Jill Kaufman. Nancy Makivich, Kristina Brockopp, Cindy Dowd. Diane Ryan. Second Row: Susanne Versteeg, Jane Kobak, Renee Owens, Mary Pavich, Karen Dingwall, Kathy Kelly. Gina Moore, Kevin Spriggs, Wayne Brandt, Jeff Gibson, Jeff Shaver, Fred Stephan. Heidi Hutchings, Cindy Wood Mike McNeil. Third Row: Kathy Tabor, Brenda Magnetti, Julie Hamacher, Alan Dickson, Mickie Good, Andy Dix, Charlie Foster, Beverly Bluemel. Kirk Ward, Jeri Frederick, Eric Bannec, Libby Douglas. Kris Grube, Vince De- lumpa. Fourth Row: Pat Jones, Don Stark. Cliff Stewart, Rob Hearst, Mark Daniels, Russell Hahn. Susie Nagel. Tracy Baker, John Emmons, Ron Rains, Rich Johnston. Back Row: Terri Bontrager, Kristine Martz, Greg Hunt. Dave Buck. Band Orchesira — 55 Talent VALENIAN STAFF — Front Row: Angie Ranalli, Valerie Weber, Sheila Schroeder, Jenny Frame. Laura Mey- er, Jeff Harms. Second Row: Susan Risk. Marty Filipowski, Susan Von- dran, Ellen Carullo, Janet Dom- browski, Melanie Redding, Mary Casto, Mary Scholl. Back Row: Ann Wesley, Cindy Hallberg, Kim Ferrall, Carolyn Dougherty, Sara Thompson, Eric Brant, Mrs. Gloria Zimmerman, advisor. Santa Claus, alias senior Eric Brant, listens to senior Angie Ran- alli and junior Mary Scholl’s Christmas wishes during the Va- lenian Christmas party at Holly’s Bistro. Secrecy, ingenuity combine to produce successfui yearbook Agent 07936 walked stealthily over to the spindle resting on the desk. He looked quickly in both directions before jerking the note off the nail. While reading the directions on the paper, he shuffled to the back of the room. He furtively unlocked the drawer and grabbed his tools to revise his plan of action. Although Valenian staffers were often given top-secret 56 — Valenia assignments, working on the yearbook was not as perilous as some spy-thrillers. If a staffer missed a deadline he might consider the fifth hour Valenian class hazardous, however most staffers found the class structure conducive to their work. Traditionally an award- winner, Valenian received a First Class from NSPA, and for the fifth consecutive year a Medalist rating from CSPA. To maintain the Valenian excellence in layout design and copywriting, five staffers attended a summer workshop at BSD. Although foremost to secret agents, confidentiality was not a problem among the 20 Valenian staffers as they helped one another with copy and layouts. Camaraderie aiso extended to early morning breakfasts at ‘Round the Clock, evening work sessions, a Christmas party at Holly’s Bistro, and an Awards Banquet to recognize the ' 81 staff and name the ‘82 staffers. — Laura Meyer Collaborating on the opening sec- tion, layout editor Carolyn Dou- gherty and copy editor Sara Thompson choose pictures for the activities division page. Retreating to the quiet of the Va- lenian room, senior Janet Dom- browski examines her layout de- sign for the band spread. Revealing the frustration caused by working with transfer art type is activities editor Kim Ferrall. 57 Skills Curriculum of skill classes sways to activity, change ac«tive ’ak-tiv adj 1. causing action or change, this definition accurately describes this year’s Art, Driver Education, and Physical Education curriculum due to the changes made. Some P.E. students traveled to special facilities for their classes. Students enrolled in bowling had class at Inmans’ lanes, while the Klubhaus provided facilities for the racquetball classes. VHS provided the equipment, instructors, and transportation for both courses. P.E. Chairman virgil Sweet said, “These two classes included an aditional fee for the rental of the facilities and upon completion, the students As fencing opponents Ron Rains and David Hanke duel, the direc- tors A.J. Ostling and George Azar and judge John Hay (center) watch carefully for touches that score points for the fencers. Assisting Jenny Startt, Dan Ber- koski helps her run the paper through the printing press during his art class. After stealing the ball, Soph P.E. student Dave Hardick races down- court hoping to raise his team’s score with a quick lay-up. 58 — Driver Ed. P.E. Art received full credits.” Photography students were also on-the-go. After two weeks of introduction of dark room, camera, and equipment techniques, the students were prepared to shoot rolls of film for their assignments. Photography instructor Kurt Anderson explained that the students took most of their pictures outside of school and developed them in the dark room during class time. “The pictures were graded on how well the students used design and how well they interpreted the assignment,” he added. Students who took Driver Education this year were the last ones able to take the driving part of the class during the school year. Effective fall 1981, only the written part will be offered during the year, and students wishing to take the driving part will have to take a four- week summer driving session. Guidance Director Don F. Dick explained, “It is financially better to rent a Driver Education car for a summer instead of an entire school year. Also, 280-330 students can enroll in the summer sessions, whereas only 48 students can enroll during the school year, due to a lack of available teachers.” — Janet Dombrowski I m 4 . Driver Education instructor Tom Stokes points out several parts of the car’s engine to juniors Jim Veatch and Nancy Gray before their driving session. Junior Erin Doelling shows the Basketball and Conditioning class the proper form for shooting a free throw. Cautiously looking behind him, Jim Veatch makes sure no other cars are coming before pulling away from the school. Checking through his prints dur- ing art class, Dave Scroggins asks for Mr. Kurt Anderson’s approval, as Vickie Arnett looks on. Driver Ed. P.E. Art — 59 As Mr. Charles Geiss enjoys the moment, second year Spanish students dive for candy while the pinata hangs askew during a Christmas celebration. After designing the roof structure, first year drafting student Dean Clifford scales his plan to normal size. Junior John Dougherty assumes correct typing position while lis- tening to Ms. Vela Greco’s instruc- tions in Typing 1. Courses encourage students to explore and to specialize Just as an artist dabbles with paints, students dabble with class choices. Classes were chosen on the basis of fulfilling requirements, a special interest, or a posible vocation. Drafting, business, and foreign language courses exposed students to the basics of the subject, and also provided subsequent, in- depth classes. So that students who chose drafting classes had the most up-to-date 60 — Drafting Buainess Foreign Language equipment, the Industrial Arts Department purchased a new blueprint machine, a new lettering machine, and an electronic lab computer. After completing the introductory drafting class, students were expected to read and interpret a set of architectural drawings, understand basic building techniques, and be able to design a building that could be feasibly built. “Drafting students need the knowledge of a carpenter and the ability of an artist,” explained Mr. Frank Horvath, industrial arts chairman and drafting instructor. The Business Department also upgraded its equipment. Making the most major purchase since moving into this building. Display materials, five new transcribers, a keypunch. and 28 new typewriters were purchased. “We try to provide baisc education in business to all students through such classes as business orientation, typing and consumer education. With vocational training we try to prepare students for the work world,” said Business Department Chairman Lance Leach. During a review for first semester exams, Miss Debbie Fray, the new German teacher, discusses verb tenses with her second year Ger- man class. Working on a job assignment in business machines class, senior Suzi Philips works the adding ma- chine. Scott Page makes precise mea- surements on one of the new drafting tables when drawing a residential house plan. The Foreign Language Department introduced students to the world through major foreign language and cultural experiences. One of these experiences included a native Spaniard who spoke to several classes about Spanish life, schools, and architecture. Several faculty changes were made in the department. Miss Debbie Fray spent third to sixth hour teaching second year German at VHS. Also, Mrs. Elizabeth Hocevar taught French at VHS in the morning, and Mrs. Joan Mahoney taught Spanish in the afternoon. — Laura Meyer Drafting Business Foreign Language — 61 Labs Labs simulate life and aid in career choices of students Combining two clear liquids, the apron-clad figure watched as the solution in the test tube became a bright yellow color. As the sediment settled to the bottom, the students took and recorded measurements. Although this is the situation most frequently associated with the term “lab”, the VHS curriculum included lab courses in which no test tubes or chemicals were used. Instead, typewriters and telephones, or mixers and ov- ens were the equipment used to achieve learning by doing. Suffering from growing pains caused by increased enroll- ment, which science depart- ment head Ben Austin attrib- uted to increased national in- terest in science and science- related careers, the science department looked for more lecture room space. Second year physics student Dave Nusbaum measures the magnetic field surrounding a bar magnet with the help of Thornton equip- ment. Kneeling to view the pipet at eye- level, senior Steve Ikada performs a quantitative analysis in second year chemistry. Senior Jody Gutt translates what she hears through the dictaphone into typewritten word on one of Intensive Office Lab’s new IBM 60 Electric Memory Typewriters. 62 — Science Intensive Office Lab Science teachers also gath- ered with a few parents of sci- ence students to choose new textbooks for use duri ng the next five years. Starting in January, the sci- ence department underwent a competency testing. Science teachers set down objectives, stated materials needed, and later evaluated how well they met their goals. Intensive Office Lab is an example of an untraditional lab. This two hour class in- structed by Mrs. Cindy Stal- baum, simulates a business environment with the senior business majors punching in and out, receiving “pay- checks,” phone calls, “rush work,” and incoming mail to sort and file. — Laura Meyer To determine the varioue charac- teristics of ultra-sound, seniors Laura Hodge and Cheryl Vocke use an oscilloscope in second year physics. Physics students seeking extra points test the strength of their balsa-wood bridges during the annual bridge contest. During Intensive Office Lab, sen- ior Pam Summers gains practice editing a business manuscript. Science Intensive Office Lab — 63 Labs Preparatory studies play key roles in class projects At 6:15 a.m., the alarm sounds and rouses the sleeping student. He drags himself out of bed and crawls to the bathroom to take his shower. With his hair dripping, he rummages through his closet for a clean pair of jeans. He snarfs down a quick breakfast just before his ride arrives, honking in the driveway, signaling that another school day has begun. Just as students take plenty of time getting ready for school. Home Economics and Industrial Arts students spent time preparing for class projects before actually starting on them. Home Economics students in the Housing class spent the majority of the time learning about interior design and furniture styles of the past and 64 — Home Ec. Indusi rial Arts present. After learning these essentials, the students got the chance to design houses of their own. This final project included a floor plan drawn to scale and the house ' s complete color scheme. “Although the preparation for projects was time consuming, the students learned to do things they could use the rest of their lives,” stated Mrs. Mary Kay Stephan, head of the Home Economics department. Likewise, before Foreign Foods students started cooking dishes from other countries, they were required to study six countries’ cultures and lifestyles. Industrial Arts classes also required preparatory studies to learn basic skills before entering advanced classes. Students who took Small Engines, a pre-requisite for Auto Body, were trained in carboration, ignition, lubrication, cooling and routine care and maintenance of engines. In Auto Body, students worked in a garage-like situation doing body and engine work. — Janet Dombrowski Asking for some designing tips, Pam Noble receives help on her Housing project from Mrs. Mary Kay Stephan. Watching the thermometer care- fully, Roxanne Hovay makes sure the temperature doesn’t get too high while making candy in Foods class. Junior Kevin Spriggs works in- tently on a circuit experiment dur- ing Eiectronics. Home Ec. Industrial Arts 65 Basics Essential classes cany importance beyond daily use During childhood, building blocks formed the foundation of various creations. Before the age of three, a child realizes that he needs a simple base to support any higher structure. In the same way, the fundamental classes, studied since elementary school, form the basis for any elective courses. The average student refers to and uses daily the essential knowledge gained In such classes as English, math, history, speech, and health. Not only does the student use this knowledge in his practical life, but it can be applied to other aspects of his life as well. Fundamental classes were not necessarily boring as the Honor algebra students Stacey Trowbridge, Jon Sorenson, Gregg Smithermann, and Jane Simson work on tine equations. Senior Kim Micciche researches possible job opportunities in the Career Center for her English class. Student in Mr. Skip Bird’s Nut and Bolt class review definitions of basic parts of speech and dia- gram sentences. 66 — English, Math English department, which offered a variety of ways to fulfill English credit, continued its diverse program of nine week elective courses. “The students like the variation and choice of classes and so d o I,” stated Ms. Margaret Phillips, English department chairperson. Despite lower English PSAT scores nationwide, PSAT scores at VHS have risen. Ms. Phillips attributed the rise to “dedicated teachers and hard-working students who know the value of literature and proper expression.” In addition, Indiana University recognized VHS as “one of 21 schools with outstanding English programs in Indiana which has large numbers of well-prepared English students at lU.” The English staff hopes to maintain the standards in the department while responding to the students needs said Phillips. Acknowledging a need for a computer class, the math department developed two one-semester elective computer programming courses to begin in fall 1981. “Many people are interested in computer programming, and computers are becoming more and more a part of education,” explained Ms. Linda White, math department chairperson. — Laura Meyer For Mr. Joh n Cook ' Reading for Improvement class, junior George Sperry reads J.R.R. Tolkien’s f ie Two Towers. Mr . Elizabeth Hall discusses the character Charlie in Flowers for Algerttort with her Short Story class. Second-year algebra students in Mr. Glen Ellis’ class do y-intercept problems in the remaining min- utes of class. English, Math — 67 Basics Posting speech students ' bio- Mrs. Donna Gray lectures to her rhythm charts allowed students to fifth hour Sociology class on the test the accuracy of the system. topic of socialization. Health instructor Skip Collins uses junior Mark Daniels to dem- onstrate the Heimlich Manuever. During his persuasion speech, Lee Struebig attempts to con- vince his class to buy a can of paint. WHAT MOOD ARE YOU IN TODAY T Speakers, projects, other extras, add life to routine At your meeting with your guidance counselor, you calmly listen as he describes the classes you are required to take. When he mentions that passing these classes is mandatory for graduation, visions of sweating through tests to earn the needed credits pop into your mind. But don’t think so fast. The counselor points out that these classes aren’t only lectures, studying, and tests. Many of these classes include extra activities such as nine-week projects, guest speakers, and field trips. Whether these extra activities were included in required classes to aid in learning or to break classroom monotony, they proved to be beneficial in several instances. Mr. Skip Collins’ health 68 — Sp««ch, Hialory, Health Senior Lynne Kenworthy takes time to observe Mrs. Brenda Lott’s psychology news articles. In addition to the textbook’s infor- mation, World History teacher Dale Ciciora lectures on England. Paper projecI combinations were required in Miss Nancy Hutton’s U.S. History class. Sophomore Diana Berkoski ex- plains the basics of backgammon during her demonstration speech. classes, for example, offered three week-long programs that were taught by guest speakers. These mini-courses included: boat safety, fire safety, and CPR training. After completing the requirements, each student received badges and certificates for the training they had obtained. Extra activities can also be entertaining, as Ms. Alice Noble showed in her state- required speech classes. Ms. Noble set aside a day from the regular speech routine to teach her students to figure out their biorhythm curves. She then posted the graphs, so the students could compare how they felt physically, mentally, and emotionally with how the graphs said they should feel “It fits into the unit on ‘Who are you?’,” said Ms. Noble, “but we mainly figure them out for fun.” As an out-of-class activity, students in Miss Nancy Hutton’s social studies classes completed paper project combinations. Students selected the type of project and subject they wished to research. “Ranging from collages to miniature replicas of towns. these projects, done outside of class, enabled students to gain in depth knowledge of historical events and people,” explained Mr. Jeff Killmer, a student teacher for Miss Hutton, from Valparaiso University. — Janet Dombrowski Speech, History, Health — 69 Specialized Studies Unique courses promote cultivation of diverse talents “I don’t believe it! This school doesn’t even offer a course in underwater basket-weaving!” ”1 know. I looked at the master schedule last year, and no one was teaching advanced paper airplane throwing!” Despite the lack of these all-important electives, VHS had many opportunities for students to study areas which were not included in the regular curriculum. Distributive Education gave students interested in business, on-the-job training, while students who had completed all the math or foreign language classes offered at VHS, attended classes at VU. Students in the Independent Programming for Students program were able to study a subject of particular interest to them for credit IPS committee members — Front Row: Ms. Debra Fray, Mrs. Ruth Laube, Mrs. Jean Heckman, Back Row: Mr. Martin Miller, Mr. Robert Cain, Mr. Zane Cole, Mr. Dean Gerber, Mr. Wesley Maiers and Mr. Ben Aus- tin. While making a winter coat lor her IPS project, senior Pam Powell im- proves her ironing technique, which is a vital skill in tailoring. Senior Lisa Kyes, DECA vice- president, displays a typical win- ter style at DECA’s “Flurry of Fashion” show October 22 in the VHS cafeteria. 70 — Specialized Studies during a one semester period. Three hours of school per day with only a 15 hour work week sounds almost too good to be true, but students involved in the DE program experience this type of schedule every week. Preparing students for careers in marketing and distribution through classroom and actual experience is the purpose of DE according to Mr. Greg Hartz, DE coordinator. The knowledge gained in class is used immediately so that the students can see the importance of it and consequently remember it better. To gain experience in planning a major money- making project. DE presented a “Flurry of Fashion” show with DE students modeling clothes from area retailers. Fulfilling a need beyond the regular curriculum was also the purpose of the Independent Programming for Students. Seniors who wished to do an in-depth study on any topic approved by the IPS committee, which was composed of one member from each department, could speak with Mr. Martin Miller, IPS coordinator. After filling out an IPS application and arranging an hour in his schedule, the senior asked a teacher to sponsor and help him throughout the semester project. The senior was given a grade of either an A, C. or F after the IPS committee reviewed his final projects. — Laura Meyer Dittributiv Education atudani Doug Robarta, a talaaman in the man’a dapartment at Lowan- atina’a, writaa out a aalaalip for VHS graduata Jaff Baach. Patty Jo Norflaat axplaina an Eng- liah concapt to Jackia Warwick in tha Pra-Vocational Education Engliah claaa. Working in tha catalog dapart- mant at tha J.C. Pannay’a atora, aanior Janica Bucha talla cuatom- ara that thair ordera ara in. Spacializad Studiea — 71 Spurred by thrill of sporf athletes devote time, energy n to ggmes; spread Viking fame A ny runner knows that a race starts miles before the starting line. Weeks prior to any competition with others, a runner struggles within him- self, fighting to run just a little further or a little faster when his legs are telling his mind they don ' t want to run at all. Hours of conditioning to make muscle from fat, build endurance, and in- crease speed precede the actual contest. The same is true for players of any sport. At VHS, the effort expended by athletes in all the sports both before and during the season required enor- mous amounts of self-discipline and dedication to the sport. Without self-discipline, no athlete could have made it through the sea- son. Exhaustive practices often took place in the extremes of weather or during ungodly hours of the day. Foot- ball training was held from the hot sum- mer sun of August to the sometimes- wintry wind of late October. Other sports, like swimming, met in the early hours of the morning for a good work- out before the start of the school day. Even under the best conditions, the constant repetition of skill practices was often boring. Without the earnest effort of the players, however, all the training would have gone for nothing. Few games are won without the dedi- cation of the athletes. Also putting in numerous hours of work. Pep Club and the cheerleaders were essential for boosting school spirit and leading the crowd in supporting the teams. This year like every year, the VHS Vikings had defeats as well as victo- ries. For the most part, however, the devotion of the players to their sports enabled VHS to keep pace with its op- ponents and often one step ahead. — Sara Thompson Sophomore tailback Jim Fauser gains more yards for the J.V. football team as he escapes a near tackle by his opponent. Minutes before the start of the JV volleyball game, Coach Lenore Hoffman goes over strat- egy that will help the girls on to a 16-5 season. An asset to her team, senior Eva Lurtdewall concentrates on a careful swing. 72 — Sports Division Page KMpIng hit eye on tho ball helps Junior Eric Gatos return many shots and consistently place second In varsity singles. Executing pertect form, junior Becky Donnely adds points towards a VHS victory. Becuperating from a strength-taxing cross country practice, senior Bob Vendl Joins Ran- dy SlenkowskI on the grass. J.V. FOOTBALL-Front Row: D. Conover, K, Banos, C. Foster, B. Scholl, B. Flude, D. Hanke, E. Bannec, J. Smith, D. Albrecht, T. Sausman. Second Row: K. Kissinger, T. Petro, B. Neeley, V. DeLumpa, B. Bray, G. Zaharias, J. Butterfield, J. Fauser, R. Loh- meyer, J. Rose. Third Row: K. Corely, J. Emmons, B. Casey, T. Crawford, J. Golding, T. Snodgrass, D. Giynn, T. Freund, G. Buck- ley, B. Thomas. Fourth Row: J. Daras, K. Knoernschild, D. Dun- can, D. Vendl, S. Aungst, K. Cyzyk, B. Staneford, C, Curch, S, Johnson, M. Mumma, Coach Sid Reggie. Back Row: Coach Pat Murphy, A. Balboa, B. Bergstrom, F. Cruz, T. Sucker, G. Hunt, B. Keller, M. Mueller, J. Marcinkowski. Sid Reggie, veter en coach of 17 years at VHS, contemplates team strategy for another J.V. win. Quarterback Don Albrecht calls the signals as the offensive line prepares for the surge. Leading scorer Jim Fauser is tripped up in the opponents backfield after a long gain. T4 — JV Football Re ie reveals Key elements that determine JV success M Although prac- tice never went very well, we al- ways had it to- gether for the games, both physically and mentally. 99 -Eric Bannec Discipline, teamwork, and enthusiasm were, ac- cording to Coach Reggie, his most important in- gredients in making his team a success. “Discipline is the most important factor; it mini- mizes mistakes,” stated Sid Reggie, Valparaiso Junior Varsity co-coach of 17 years. " We had a strong defense, coached by Pat Murphy, who has been with me for 14 years. Mistakes were kept to a minimum,” repeated Coach Reggie. Valpo sophomores ended their season with a 7- 1 record, losing their last game to Merrillvile, 0-21. “The sophs had outstanding team effort,” Coach Reggie commented. Together the JV scored a total of 118 points, an average of 14 points per game, while allowing opponents to score a total of only 48 points, an average of six points per game. Tailback Jim Fauser was leading scorer with 1 1 touchdowns, followed by quarterback Don Al- brecht and tight end Tony Petro with three touch- downs each. Petro also scored 16 of 17 points after touchdowns. Linebacker Jeff Marcinkowski won the tackle award with 118 tackles, and defensive halfback Don Vendl won the Star Award for intercepted passes, blocked punts, and fumble recoveries. Defensive backs were coached by Reggie’s stu- dent teacher, Chris Miller, who has had exper- ience at Griffith High School and BSU. Enthusiasm added spirit to tie it all together. The JV spirits were boosted by their classmates, with Pep Club sportheads Monique Sandberg, Kathleen Dailey, Sue Szoke, and Pam Lawrence organizing lock decorations, painting signs, and taking a combination of cookies, brownies, and cupcakes to Thursday night practices. JV cheerleaders helped lead their team to victo- ry with chants and cheers. Members of the squad were Cheri VanKeppel, Rosalyn Winters, Allyson Lewis. Corrine Keene. Lori Cox, and Marilea Wals- worth. — Susan Risk J V Football Season Record; 7-1 VHS Opp Crown Point 14 6 Highland 6 0 Portage 14 0 Hobart 21 8 Chesterton 21 6 M.C. Rogers 21 0 LaPorte 21 6 Merrillville 0 21 V J Forcing another poor pass are sophomore Viking defend- ers Steve Aungst and Bob Bergstrom. JV Football — 75 ViKin s use distance formula The geometrical theorem, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, was demon- strated in all facets of the Varsity football game. Coach Mark Hoffman used this strategy to enable the VIkes to finish with a 6-4 season. Quarterback sacks are one aspect of distance as demonstrated by offensive guard defensive tackle Dave Birky, who was first with 16 sacks for a minus 82 yards, and defensive tackle Tim Eck- ert. who had 15 for a minus 101 yards. Runningback John Schumaker, who received the offensive award, broke the single season rush- ing record with 1,230 yards, and single game rushing with 249 yeards against LaPorte. ‘‘Rushing and defensive blocking were our strong points, " said Hoffman, four-year Viking head coach, “but we lacked overall quickness and accurate passing.” The Vikings also displayed distance by breaking the team rushing record with 2,340 yards, and single game rushing with 418 yards against the Michigan City Rogers Raiders. Punter tight end Todd Van Keppel shattered the former school punting record with an average of 39.33 yards per game. He also demonstrated the longest distance between two points by aver- aging 53 yards per punt in the game against the LaPorte Slicers. First team defensive players named for the Dun- eland Conference All-Star team were VHS defen- sive award winners Bill Brandt and Tim Eckert. Dave Birky and John Schumaker were named first team offensive, and Todd Van Keppel was first team punter. Receiving honorable mentions were Dave Brown, who also received the Star Award; defensive back Steve Miller; linebacker Pat Ma- lackowski; quarterback Daryle Keller; and Todd Trowbridge, offensive lineman. Tim Eckert, who was nominated for All-Ameri- can Honors, and Dave Birky, voted MVP by his teammates, made the DPI All-State first team. ‘‘Even when we had our losing games, the team never lost its enthusiasm and spirit,” said Coach Hoffman, “and the players’ attitudes always made things exciting.” Hoffman added that the Pep Club cheerleaders, students, and the community were supportive. — Susan Risk 78 — Varaily Football VARSITY FOOTBALL-Front Row: Cheerleaders M De- Lumpa, H, Gebhardt, M. Tucker. D. Brady, R. Ranalli, S. Way- mire. Second Row: B. Lichtenberger, G. Moncilovich, D. Ray- mond B. Hess, K. Korgel, N. Schroeder, D. Brown, S. Miller, K. Gesse. Third Row: M. Mueller, S. Huber, J. Evans, T. Albert, T. Trowbridge. J. Lynch, K, Knoerschild, T. Leveritt, K. Leffew. Fourth Row: M, Vaka, B. Stombaugh, S. Snodgrass, D. Keller, G. Pavich, R. Bland, T. Van Keppel, K. Murphy, C. Brown. Fifth Row: B. Brandt, D. Pittman, T. Eckert, D. Birky, E. Fifield, C. Piazza, K. Jones, R. Madrilejo, T. Lazar. Sixth Row: E. Good, M. Moncilovich, J. Tempest, N. Telshow, K. Brant, D. Greer, T. Sovich, L. Ray, D. McKibben. Seventh Row: P. Malackowski, J. Clarke, J. Hofferth, M. Miller, C. Hreha, J. Bisacky, J. Newcomb, J. Schumaker, J. Van Senus. Eighth Row: Manager M. Dunleavy, R. Cornman, M. Schiek, G. Dowd, S. Marine. W. Alexander, L. Johnson, M. O ' Dell Back Row: Athletic Director C.J. Doane, Principal G. Johnson, Assistant Coach, C. Stanier, Dr, Stoltz, Assistant Coaches. J. Butterfield, J. Cook, M. Watts. Z. Cole, P. Murphy, S. Reggie, Manager P. Reggie, Head Coach Mark Hoffman. Varsity Football Season Record: 6-4 Munster Crown Point Portage Gary Roosevelt Chesterton M.C. Rogers LaPorte Merrillville Plymouth Hobart VHS Opp 0 3 35 0 20 29 26 0 26 7 49 13 28 21 0 17 31 14 12 27 V y Quarterback Daryle Keller turns and heads down the field as tailback John Schumaker clears a path for him. Before suffering a concussion which sidelined him for the rest of the game, defensive end Neil Schroeder brings a LaPorte running back to the turf. Breaking through the Portage offensive line is nose guard Bill Brandt, en route to one of his 11 quarterback sacks. M It was an honor to be chosen MVP because so many people could have re ceived it. PP -Dawe Birky Varsity Football 77 itf lt’« an honor to play on the team. It gives me a feel- ing of accom- plishment. 99 - Wendi Horwitz OitcuMing strategy before teeing off are sophomores Mary Seifert, Angie Imm and senior Tracy Nemeth (center). Freshman Tina Kozlowski chips her way out of a sand trap on her way to a low score in a Duneland Conference meet. Lining up her final putt is junior letter-winner Trish House. Girls Golf Season Record: 9-3 N Lowell W Chesterton W Marquette Elston W W LaPorte Inv. 5th Munster Andrean L W M.C. Rogers L Hobart W Merrillville W New Prairie W SECTIONALS 1st Portage LaPorte W L REGIONALS W denotes forfeit 5th Coach Nancy Hutton gives Julie Neeley a few tips while GIRLS’ GOLF TEAM-Front Row; Tina Kozlowski, Carol checking over her scorecard. Roberts. Cara Coulter, Kris Moseley, Wendi Horwitz. Back Row: Coach Nancy Hutton, Julie Neeley, Angie Imm, Eva Lundewall, Mary Seifert. Trish House, and Tracy Nemeth. 78 — Girls Golf . i Ml- Girls capture sectional title by evading penalty strokes When a team sets a goal, it does its best to fulfill it. Such was the case with the 1980 girls’ golf squad. Its main goal, the one that helped the girls to a first place finish at the Valparaiso Sectional, was to avoid penalty strokes. This same ambition earned the Green and White a fifth place honor at the LaPorte Invitational where 18 teams from around the state competed. Coach Nancy Hutton attributed many factors to the 9-3 record carded by the Lady Vikes. “A positive attitude toward themselves and their game,” stated Miss Hutton, “compensated for the girls ' lack of experience.” Instilling confidence and the positive attitudes they needed for a suc- cessful season became Coach Hutton’s main 1980 goal. Also playing an important role in the winning season was overall team depth and lineup flexibil- ity. At one time or another during the season, five different girls held the number one spot on the team. Coach Hutton was “pleasantly surprised” by what she refered to as hidden potential within the team. At the beginning of the season she was not overly optimistic about the upcoming year even though there was an increase of five girls out for the team. She believes more people are swinging towards golf because it is a non-physical sport that one can participate in all his life. However, the “hidden potential” found Its way to the sectional where the Vikes, lead by senior Wendi Honwitz’s 86, watched opponents fall by the wayside be- cause of penalty strokes. Besides the increased size of her ’80 squad, veteran Coach Hutton noticed a higher degree of competition in the girls. She attributed this to tour- naments sponsored by area parks and organiza- tions which they were encouraged to enter. Coach Hutton said that she affects her girls in that her “own ability to play golf well influences them to play well.” She explained that she hopes to continue her influential ways because she will be losing five top competitors to graduation in- cluding Horwitz. Eva Lundewall. Julie Neeley, Cara Coulter, and Tracy Nemeth. According to Coach Hutton, the 1981 season will be a building year. She expects juniors Trish House, Kris Moseley, Carol Roberts, sophomore Mary Seifert, and freshman Tina Kozlowski to car- ry the bulk of the load against area teams like Munster and conference foes Michigan City and LaPorte. — Sheila E. Schroeder People ain equal chance In competition Usually a team’s success depends on size and quickness for a winning campaign. In cross coun- try, however, it’s a different story. Coach Skip Collins noted that his top two runners combined barely tipped the scales over 200 pounds. Quickness wasn’t as big a factor to VMS cross country runners as a good distance base and speed work. Running 100-115 miles a week was the distance base for Collins’ team, and the speed work was an important element in the building up of the heart and lung capacity. Even though cross country is an individualistic sport, Collins felt that the motivation was the team score. He explained that if five runners scored in the meet, the 6th and 7th men influenced the total by finishing in front of the rivals. The Green Clads, who ended with an 8-2 re- cord, made their way to an 8th place finish at Semi-State by battling their way to 3rd place in both Sectional and Regional competition. One team member, however, advanced to state by winning the Highland regional. Sophomore Judy Crowe, the first female in VHS history to run on the boys’ cross country team, finished 19th out of 201 girls trying for the state title. Collins will be losing varsity runners Chris Daly and Randy Sienkowski to graduation, but consid- ers next season promising with course record holder Bart Polizotto returning among others. “Cross country is a chance to succeed for just about anyone who cares to,” Collins stated opti- mistically. “Whatever work you’re willing to put into it you will always see improvement.” — Sheila E. Schroeder I Cros s Country Season Record 8-2 VHS OPP VHS OPP Hobart 21 33 Portage 15 50 Kouts 15 50 Hobart 23 32 Rogers 19 40 Wallace 17 38 Chesterton 27 29 Hobart Inv. 2nd Merrillville 15 46 DAC 4th M.C. Marquette 15 46 SECTIONAL 3rd LaPorte 25 30 REGIONAL 3rd SEMI-STATE 8th v_ ii liked the teammates the best. We got along real well. 99 — Chris Daly Cross country members Mickey Good, Byron Doubles, Ned Searles, Pat Whaling, and Joe Henley gather around five- year coach Skip Collins to compare times. Sophomore Judy Crowe shows the strain near the end of the 3.1 mile course which is 1.1. miles longer than last year ' s event. CROSS COUNTRY TEAM — Front Row: Bart Polizotto. Judy Crowe. Tom Mangel. Pat Whaling. Phil Hauff, Chris Daly Second Row: Randy Sienkowki. Mickey Good. David CIciora. Bob Vendl, Joe Henley. Dav e Gilger. Back Row: Coach Skip Colling, Joe Prahlow. Ned Searles. Joe Carlos. Phil Glynn, Byron Douglas. Still running strong at the halfway point are Vikings Pat Whaling, Ned Searles and Dave Ciciora. Cross Country GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM — Front Row: J. Bratton, J. DeMeo, B. Kroeger, C. Vocke, J. Weiler, S. Markley, P. Stewart Second Row: K. Vocke, S. Filipowski, D. Filipowski, L. Rutt, A. McCarron, C. Kolar Third Row: Coach Davies, J. Hamacher, J. Mischanko, M. Potis, B. Dugan, B. Eckert, S. Trowbridge, Coach Campbeli Back Row: S. Ewald, L. Douglas, L. Brady, J. Poncher, B. Done- ley, N. Howard, L. Jessop. Senior girls, overwhelmed with the happiness of victory, cool down with a hearty splash. Displaying the form of a winning dive is veteran diver junior Nancy Howard. State qualifier sophomore Juli Hamacher proves that the younger members of the team are important, too, as she sprints to the finish of her 50 yard free style. 82 — Girls’ Swimming Team sows The 1980 Girls’ Swim team, one of the youngest swim teams the school has had, planted the seeds for victory in this year’s season, explained Coach Ann Davies. Because of the youth of the team consistency was a setback. But youth does not always present a problem, she explained. She added that when one is new to a sport, he isn’t scared. An experienced swimmer, however, tends to build anxieties as the season goes on, she added. Coach Davies explained that with a team new to swimming, leadership of both the coach and the older team members becomes an especially impor- tant trait. She attributed the team’s success to " leadership, of all team members.” Leading the team for the 1980 season were senior Co-Captains Beth Dugan and Cheryl Vocke. Other outstanding team members were seniors Jennifer Bratton, JoAnne DeMeo, Joanne Mischanko, Maggie Potis, junior Jane Poncher, sophomore Juli Ha- macher, freshmen Diane Filipowski and Sharon Fili- powski. Together they led the team to a season record of 7-5 and placed second in both the Dune- land Conference and Sectional meets. of Victory Davies explained that the coach’s role in a team is a special one. She believed, for the new swimmers, a coach’s job is to assist and guide. For the second year swimmers, the coach helps to smooth out prob- lems. However, she said, a coach should allow third and fourth year swimmers to go out for themselves. Coach Davies deemed this swim season a “build- ing season. " Because of the team’s youth, the begin- ning of the season was used to strengthen the newer swimmers, while, later in the season, the swimmers’ individual branching off was stressed. Davies used this type of building up because, “Although a coach normally can’t ask a freshman or sophomore to be quarterback of the varsity football team, a sopho- more or freshman swimmer may be in a position just as important as quarterback.” Davies felt that the outlook for the 1981 swim season is good, but added that it will be another building season. She felt that the seeds planted in this year’s swim season have grown and will provide the roots for strong seasons of the future. — Jeff Harms Girls Sw i m m ing Season Record 7-5 OPP VHS S.B. Adams 48 132 M.C. Rogers 81 91 Hobart 72 100 Purple Wave Relays 5th Merrillville 98 74 Crown Point 64 108 Duneland Conference 2nd M.C. Elston 61 111 Highland 89 83 S.B. Clay 106 66 Chesterton 101 71 Portage 58 113 Munster 98 74 LaPorte 59 113 Sectionals 2nd State 27th Senior Co-Captain Beth Dugan swims her way to a lifetime best time in the 100 yard breast stroke. ii During the sea- son, we spent much of the time specializing- each girl prac- ticed her individ- ual strokes. f9 — Cheryl Vocke Girls’ Swimming — 83 a losing sit- uation, I remem- ber that we’re better than our opponents and try to get every- one working to-i gether again.” Pf — Jill Kauffman Added Barnes cause intei ' est to inci ' ease Although an increase in games didn’t improve the Girls’ Volleyball Team’s season record, it did help increase the sport’s popularity, according to Wilma Detwiler, VHS varsity coach. The varsity played 28 games this year, an increase of 12 games over last year, and the junior varsity played 21 games, which was six more than last year. Because of the volleyball clinics for the junior highs, organized by Coach Wilma Detwiler, atten- dance at high school games went up due to in- creased enthusiasm. Coach Detwiler said “The team worked well to- gether as a unit and was a pleasurable and dedi- cated group to coach. Each player had her own way of being up for a match,” she explained. “They (the girls) were fired up as a team to beat Andrean and Crown Point, and everything went their way.” The team’s toughest competitors were Highland, LaPorte, and Hammond Morton, because of their powerful hitting. Detwiler explained that she felt her team did not have accurate hitting or consistency. The Lady Vikes will be losing senior co-captains Megan Buckley and Jennifer Golding, and seniors Kasia Doane and Kris Marshall. However, next year’s varsity will have nine returners, including seven ju- niors and two sophomore from this year’s team. — Susan Risk ✓ JV Volleyball Seaton Record 16-5 Knox W M.C. Rogers W Crown Point W Merrillville W Gavit L M.C. Marquette L Munster W Hobart W Portage W Hammond High W Lowell w Hammond Morton W Highland w Hammond Clark L LaPorte L Calumet W Andrean w Edison w Hammond Noll w Westville w Chesterton L Intently ditcutting tirategiet during the fast-paced Ham- mond Morton game are junior spiker Jackie Overton and Varsity Coach Wilma Detwiler. JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL — FRONT ROW: Man- ager Peg Marine. Judy Watson. Katy Leonard. Sue Krieger. Nancy Makivch. Jill Kauffman. Gina Moore. Janet Keiul. Suzette Buyvotes, Mary Pavich, Susan Verstege. Liz Brown. Elaine Miller, Terry Bontrager, and Coach Lenore Hoffman. Girls’ Volleyball rx l MEven though we didn’t have a winning season, the team was like a family and we didn’t have any conflicts. Pf — Megan Buckley : ‘if 1 (I “ ■ Vars ity Volleyball ' Season Record 7-21 Knox L M.C. Rogers Crown Point W Merrillville Gavit L M.C. Marquette Munster L Hobart Portage W Hammond High Lowell L Hammond Morton Highland L Hammond Clark LaPorte L Calumet Morton L Edison Andrean W S.B. Riley McCutchen L Ft. Wayne Luers Andrean W S.B. Adams Hammond Noll L Westville Chesterton L M.C. Rogers L L L L L L W W L L L L W L VARSITY OLLEYBALL — Front Row: Sheila Schroeder. Sue Bard. Kasia Doane, Brenda Wagner. Gina Milianta. Jen Golding. Jen Page Back Row: Manager Gail Grieger. Megan Buckley. Jackie Overton. Karla Schuler. Cindy Wood. Kris Marshall. Coach Wilma Detwiler. At junior Brenda Wagner guards the net, senior Co-Captain Jennifer Golding displays perfect form while dinking the ball. Sophomore Cindy Wood lunges to receive the ball as team- mate Jennifer Golding looks on. Girls ' Volleyball — 85 M The thing I enjoy most about being on the ten- nis team is that I am a representa- tive of the high school, ff — Steve Pitts Viking nctters rank 16 in the final state poll The 1980 Boys’ Tennis Team, one of the best tennis teams this school has ever had, played their way to a state ranking of sixteenth, explained Boys’ Varsity Tennis Coach Steve Doak. Every year 40 to 50 students try out for the tennis team, but only the top eight to ten players make the varsity team, with another eight to ten chosen for junior varsity. These players are then given a team standing, or position, with the first player’s position considered the best, or most highly skilled position. “Although the players are ranked individually,’’ Doak commented, “they worked together as a team.” Because of the large number of experienced La- Porte players. Coach Doak explained, they were one of this team’s strongest competitors. The Viking team, in its Sectional Tournament, lost only to La- Porte, winning the rank of runner-up. Doak explained that the team was outstanding not only in team spirit, but also in court conduct. Be- cause of this and their never ending determination to win. Viking team members came back from a point where other players would have given up in defeat, and won their matches. Said Doak, “They just wouldn’t quit.” Led by Captain and first position player Steve Pitts, the team earned a season record of 15-7, and a conference record of 9-3. The team also placed second in the Duneland Conference. In his seventh consecutive year as Viking tennis coach, Doak has a good outlook for the 1981 boys’ tennis team, because this year’s team, composed entirely of juniors and sophomores, will be back next year. Among the returning seniors will be Eric Gates, Mike Harrington, Tom Kuuskevere, Steve Pitts, and Mark Reiner. — Jeff Harms Varsity Tennis Season Record: 15-7 VMS OPP VMS OPP LaPorte 1 4 LaPorte 0 5 Chesterton 5 0 Chesterton 5 0 Rogers 5 0 Rogers 4 1 S.B. Adams 0 5 Culver 1 4 Lowell 4 1 West Lafayette 2 3 Portage 2 3 Peru 4 1 Merrillville 4 1 Ft. Wayne South 5 0 Hobart 3 2 Portage 4 1 Crown Point 4 1 Hobart W Sectionals 2nd W denotes forfeit 86 — Boys’ Tennis VARSITY TENNIS — Front Row: Mike Mutka. Mike Harrington, Tom Kuuskevere, Fred Stephan. Back Row: Mark Reiner, Eric Gates, Steve Pitts, Mark Pasquella, Coach Steve Doak. JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS — Front Row: Denise Deuberry, Jeff Armstrong, Scott Ferrall Second Row: Rich Abraham, Alex Gar- iup, Carl Steinbrecher, Bill Ziegert. Back Row: Dave Friske, Coach Jerry Hager, Rob Hurst. Aiming for the forehand court of his opponent is iunior Mike Harrington. J V Tennis Season Record: 4-6 VHS Chesterton L Lake Station W Hobart L Portage W Lake Station W VHS North Judson L Chesterton L Portage L Chesterton L North Judson W i Displaying the form that put him at the top of the singles ladder is Captain Steve Pitts. iil felt that I owed it to the team and to the school to keep my record up.ff — Scott Ferrall Boys’ Tennis — 87 Everyone on the team mixed well together. Each player would do some- thing good, and it all fit into place on the court, fp — Les Stipp Intelligence hi hli hts JV, Soph teams People often refer to athletes as “dumb jocks” with more muscle than brains, but for the VHS soph- omore and JV boys’ basketball teams, this stereo- type did not apply. “Our team knew how to play smart,” explained Junior Varsity Coach Bob Punter. “They really used their brains during a game.” The JV’s ended their season with a 16-4 record, the third best ever in the history of VHS. The Sophs finished 9-3, including a season highlight of a first place finish in the Sopho- more tournament. “Good mental attitude is an essential for good playing,” stated Sophomore Coach Lew Rhinehart. “Although we lacked In size, the team was quick and had the right attitude.” The JV Vikes displayed their skill on the floor dur- ing the two games against the big VHS rival, Chester- ton. Both games were close until the last minute when the Vikings pulled ahead with scores of 46-43 and 41-39 by carefully following Punter’s strategy outline. Besides being smart on the court, the Vikings also showed academic talent. Several earned the grades making them eligible for the “A” and “B” honor rolls. Coach Rhinehart commented that he was pleased to see members of the JV team selected as members of National Honor Society. — Susan Risk JV Basketball Season Record 16-4 VHS OPP VHS OPP Gary Roosevelt 40 41 Chesterton 41 39 Penn 48 45 La Porte 45 40 Hammond High 52 46 M.C. Rogers 48 39 Chesterton 46 43 Gary Wallace 41 30 Merrillville 57 42 Portage 56 63 Highland 40 46 Lafayette Jeff. 54 43 Plymouth 61 46 Hobart 43 31 M.C. Rogers 50 54 Munster 51 34 Hobart 64 42 Crown Point 48 37 ansport 41 30 North Judson 47 V Junior Chris Bucich slithers by two Portage men on his way JV BASKETBALL — Front Row; Ron Reichart. Chris to a tough hoop in this Duneland Conference battle. Bucich, Les Stipp. Joe Prahlow. Eric Bannec. Mgr. Dave Ciciora. Back Row: Mgr. Jon Phillips. Rick Lohmeyer. Ke- vin Kozlowski. Pal Whaling. Coach Bob Punter. JV Soph Basketball n Playing on the team was a good experience and brought me a lot of personal satis- faction. 99 — Tony Petro Soph BaskefbaM Season Record 9-3 Lowell VHS 39 Lowell 42 Portage 53 La Porte 45 Merrillville 46 Portage 50 Munster 40 Boone Grove 62 Portage 60 Merrillville 33 Munster 43 Munster 51 OPP 29 28 37 32 57 40 33 38 41 48 38 52 SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL — Front Row: Doug Prescott, Jim Fauser, John Daras. Jim Henson, Brian Keller Back Row: Joe Carlos, Tony Petro, Jody Snider, Glenn Buckley, Coach Lew Rhin- ehart. Beating an opponent on a fast break, Jody Snider puts in two for Lew Rhinehart’s Sophomore team. First year JV ' s Rick Lohomeyer and Pat Whaling succeed in their struggle for a quick rebound. JV Soph Basketball — 89 Boys’ Varsity Basketball 90 — When reminiscing about the old West, who can forget the annual rodeo? It’s a face-off between the riders and the wild broncos. However, who is it who saves the riders from possible death when they fall off their horses but the unsung heros of the rodeo circut: the unselfish, life-sacrificing rodeo clowns. Like the rodeo cowboys, the high-riding Harden brothers, Rob and Roger, could not have made it as far as they did without the sacrifices of front court players such as Daryle Keller, Jon Thomas, Jim Bi- sacky, and Tim Osterhout. They were the “clowns " who set the screens, picked up the scoring, and played the part of defensive specialist. Senior Jon Thomas proved his scoring ability by leading Valpo scorers as they beat the Michigan City Rogers 81-68 in the Regional Championship game. It was senior Daryle Keller who not only dominated the defensive charts, but was also the third leading scor- er. Collins stated that he was disappointed that Co- captain Keller was not named to the DAC team. “In 16 years of coaching, Daryle is the most under-rated player I’ve ever coached,” he added. During the tenth game of the season Rob Harden, the 5’ 10” All-Stater, surpassed 1970 grad Joe Otis as the all-time leading scorer in VHS history. Coach Collins said, “Rob’s combination of great range, X jl penetration ability, and excellent passing (510 as- sists in three years) made him a complete offensive player.” Besides being named to the All-State first team, Rob received Most Valuable Player awards on the Viking squad and in the Duneland Conference. Rob’s junior brother Roger either led or was sec- ond in every positive stat this year for the Vikes. The 6’1” Harden showed a knack for rebounding as he grabbed 78 more carooms than his nearest team- mate. Roger, who last year was named the best sophomore in Indiana, made third team All-State this year. Coach Collins pointed to the Merrillville and La- fayette games as highlights of the regular season. He said that although the Pirates were a more physical team, the Vikes did not get beaten on the boards. For the year, Valpo outrebounded opponents 851- 812. This along with excellent free throw shooting helped them go the the Fort Wayne Semi-State, where they lost to Marion 68-74. Collins commented that the reason the Vikes im- proved throughout the season was the increasingly better play of centers Bisacky and Osterhout, not to mention the more balanced scoring attack by the team. Although he is losing Rob Harden, Keller, Thomas, and guard Eddie Solomon, optimism comes from Collins when discussing the ’81-81 season. Collins, who surpassed the 200 career win plateau this sea- son, believed that next year’s team may not win as many games, but they will have more physical strength. Collins concluded, “We’ll be a marked team on everyone’s schedule ... we will be ready.” — Shelia E. Schroeder BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Manager Dave Ciciora, Jim Bisacky. Tim Osterhout. Jon Thomas, Chuck Collins, Manager Jon Phillips. Back Row: Roger Harden, Eddie Solomon, Rick Cornman, Daryle Keller, Rob Harden, Coach Skip Collins, (V- M Photo) After making this patented shot, Rob Harden surpassed 1970 grad Joe Otis on the all-time scoring list for Valpo. Ready to crash the boards are Vikings Daryle Keller, Jon Thomas, and Tim Osterhout. ‘Ma ic Men power Vikings .Varsity Basketball, Season Record: 23-3 VHS OPP VHS OPP Gary Roosevelt 78 71 Munster 87 70 Penn 84 60 Crown Point 89 54 Hammond High 69 68 Logansport 84 64 Chesterton 74 52 North Judson 74 45 Merrillville 87 82 Highland 63 67 SECTIONAL 51 Plymouth 78 59 Morgan 81 Indiana Howe 74 86 Wheeler 96 66 Carmel 78 54 Portage 72 61 Chesterton 91 64 LaPorte 68 54 Regional 61 M.C. Rogers 80 62 S.B. Riley 64 Wallace 67 61 M.C. Rogers 81 68 Portage 80 72 Lafayette Jeff 67 62 SEMI-STATE 74 Hobart 65 58 Marion 68 §£ I liked being a captain because it meant I was a leader and I had control over things if -Daryle Keller Junior Roger Harden, noted (or his spinning layups, puts in two points while brother Rob oversees this Sectional play. Valpo beat Portage 72-61 to capture their fourth straight Sectional title. (V-M Photo) Senior Co-Captains Daryle Keller, hitting this 20 foot jump- er, and assist leader Bob Harden are pictured against oppo- nents from Penn. Boys ' Varsity Basketball — 91 iiOn the team, everyone worked together as a family. If some- one was down, everyone would encourage her. 99 — Val Breen 92 — Girls’ Basketball Team balance aids Lady Vikes toDAC second Many basketball teams depend upon one or two “star players” to carry them through. However, this was not the case with the ’81 Girls’ Basketball team. " Unlike past years, this year’s team had no single player who really excelled,” explained Girls’ Basket- ball Coach Dale Ciciora. “This season we had a very well-balanced team,” he added. Ciciora also said that a balanced team seemed to be the way to a team’s success. The 1981 Lady Vikes had a record of 16-5, which was the second best record in the history of girls’ basketball at VHS. Coach Ciciora said that the ’81 team surpassed all his expectations. “At the beginning of the season, I felt that our record for conference games would be below 50 percent,” he remarked. With a conference record of 4-2, the Vikes showed him that even a coach can be wrong. In addition, they won the Roch- ester Holiday Tournament and were finalists in their Sectional tournament, losing to state participant Chesterton by two points. Coach Cicora felt that the team’s morale was ex- cellent. “We had a good team this year. When we won, we won as a team. When we lost, we lost as a team,” he said. Although three members of the 1981 Varsity squad, Val Breen, Megan Buckley, and Missy Eaton, will be graduating this year, Ciciora believes that the Girls’ Basketball team could be even better next year. “But we’re going to have to watch out, be- cause all the other teams in our conference will be better next year, too,” he remarked. “The JV team can be very good next year, if they are willing to work hard. I feel they have excellent potential,” Ciciora added. Under the wing of Coach Dave Kenning, the JV team finished its season with a record of 13-2. — Jeff Harms Var s i t y B a s ketball ( Season Record 16-5 VHS OPP Portage 60 45 Gary Roosevelt 39 42 Griffith 50 29 Lafayette Jefferson 46 37 M.C. Rogers 46 37 Highland 53 26 Crown Point 41 45 S.B. Riley 52 37 S.B. Adams 33 22 Calumet 43 29 Chesterton 29 41 LaPorte 45 46 Portage 38 25 Merrillville 54 48 Hammond Morton 51 43 North Judson 52 12 Hobart 51 45 Hammond Gavit 69 48 Washington Twp. 74 37 Morgan Twp. 60 36 Chesterton 29 V NiM-A Season Record 13-2 VHS OPP VHS OPP Griffith 39 16 Chesterton 35 36 Lafyette Jeff. 46 39 Portage 35 28 M.C. Rogers 35 39 Merrillville 36 30 Hammond Morton 30 19 North Judson 39 6 LaPorte 38 35 Portage 46 41 Highland 33 21 Chesterton 27 19 Crown Point 40 36 Hobart 33 15 Calumet V 31 10 j GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Mrgs Tracey Byron, Peg Marine, Barb Bixler. Second Row: Cindy Wood, Sheila E. Schroeder, Anne Koskey, Cindy Willis, Erin Doell- ing, Megan Buckley, Missy Eaton. Back Row: Jerri Fredrick, Lisa Glenn, Karla Schueler, Val Breen, Whitney Gingerich, Elaine Miller. Forward Whitney Gingerich lets a 12-footer fly as Erin Doelling and senior Missy Eaton battle for rebound position. GIRLS JV BASKETBALL — Front Row: Melissa Doelling, Terry Bontrager. Holly Sims, Judy Watson, Mgr. Tracey Byron. Second Row: Elaine Miller, Susan Verstege, Ariane DeVogue, Suzette By- votes, Traci Bisacky, Mgr. Barb Bixler Back Row: Student Coach Debbie Gadd, Cindy Wood, Jill Kaufman, Jamie Allison, Kris Amundsen, Mary Siefert, Kristen Koskey, Mgr. Peggy Marine. I ' rying to get a hand on a loose ball is Valpo ' s Anne Koskey irhile 6’1” senior Val Breen prepares to post up for a possi- le pass. lunior point guard Cindy Willis goes up strong for a con- ested layup while Lisa Glenn, who led the team in points cored, hustles down for a possible rebound. Girls’ Basketball — 93 M I like playing on the team, be- cause I like work- ing together with the other girls to obtain a team victory. 99 — Elaine Miller like wrestling because it’s such an individual sport. When you’re on the mat, it’s up to you to win, not others on the team. — Kevin Leffew Four-year wrestling coach at VHS, John Cook voices his opinion during this match-up. Also looking on are grapplers Del Pittman, who finished the regular season undefeated in the heavy weight division, and Jim Clarke, who ended with 20 seasonal victories. VARSITY WRESTLING — Front Row: Mark Remijan, Stu Hay, Mark Bengal. Chris Miller, John Hay, Greg Emig. Back Row: Mike Krieger, Jim Clarke. Todd Trowbridge, Scott Snodgrass, Kevin Leffew, Del Pittman. Not pictured: Steve ikeda. Senior Co-Captain Greg Emig (22-5) has a half-Nelson on his Duneland Conference opponent from Hobart. JV WRESTLING — Front Row: John Newcomb, Bob Davidson, Brett George. Jett Armstrong, Joel Smith, Harold Harped, Dan Diehl, Bill Gray, Chuck Barton. Back Row: Dave Nusbaum, Glen Coppage, Doug Glynn. Tim Sovich, John Van Senus, Keith Cyzyk, Brad Neely. Curt Corley, Don Stratton. JV Wrestling Season Record 12-2 VHS OPP VHS OPP Andrean 51 23 Portage 36 34 Kankakee Valley 56 18 LaPorte 69 6 Andrean 44 30 Gary Wirt 30 24 Kankakee Valley 60 15 M.C. Rogers 39 26 Hobart 32 36 South Central 61 5 Hebron 60 12 Merrillville 29 39 Chesterton 38 24 LaPorte 5th Gary Roosevelt 60 18 JV Tourney V y In between moves is Todd Trowbridge, who finished first in his 167-pound weight class at the Calumet Tournament. Wrestling Team records fall durind successful wrestling season M I think we, the JV team, owe our good record to both team spirit and also to our coach, John Cook, pf — Bob Davidson “Lots of hard work all through the year brought the VHS Varsity Wrestling team to Duneland Con- ference and Sectional victories in its 1981 sea- son,” said VHS Wrestling Coach John Cook. The Varsity Grapplers had a dual meet record of 8-3, which gave the squad four consecutive win- ning seasons — a first for Valpo wrestling. High- lights of the season were the victory over Lowell at a school-wide convcocation and the defeat of M.C. Rogers, which Cook deemed " the best total effort in many years.” Along with the victories at conference and sec- tionals, the Varsity set 88 team records this year, compared with 22 set last year. Seniors Greg Emig, Kevin Leffew, Del Pittman, junior Jim Clarke, and freshman Mark Remijan broke exist- ing varsity records. In his fourth year at VHS, Cook felt that the 1981 wrestling team was the best wrestling team that he has led in his 10 years of coaching. Cook said the Junior Varsity also excelled, fin- ishing their season with a 12-2 record. In the last three years, the junior varsity has won 47 of their 53 meets. Cook attributed the record to team depth, the JV’s ability and willingness, and also to Assistant Coach Mike Tipton. Cook emphasized that the strength of the JV team was an asset to the Varsity team, because behind every Varsity wrestler there were two JV’s keeping him on his toes, waiting for his position. “The 1981-1982 wrestling season will be used for rebuilding,” Coach Cook remarked, “because, of 13 varsity wrestlers of the 1981 season, eight were seniors.” He explained that the positions held by seniors will be open to all Junior Varsity and freshman wrestlers, but will be filled by those who are willing to work and to accept the chal- lenges. — Jeff Harms Varsity Wrestling Season Record 8-3 VHSOPP VHS OPP Hobart 24 30 Lowell 41 19 Andrean 45 12 M.C. Rogers 38 16 Wallace 60 11 Merrillville 51 17 Kankakee Valley 33 24 Calumet Inv. 2nd Chesterton 27 29 Duneland Con. 1st Gary Roosevelt 51 18 Sectional 1st Portage 24 30 Regional 6th LaPorte 36 14 V y Wrestling — 95 BOYS’ SWIM TEAM — Front Row: Watt Gilmore. Ray Blaney. Andy Freeman. Jay Troy. R.B. Husiar. Watt Spagna. Adam Wuench. David Vocke. Coach Charles E. " Skip " Bird. Second Row: Jeff Rutt. Paul Sanford. Roger Runk. Brett Schenk. Eric Good. Pat Niland. Jeff Harms. Jim Washek. Jim Troup. Diving Coach Bob Campbell Back Row: Phil Glynn. Wickey Good. Wark Hillenbrand. Bob Pecheny. Brett Benedict. Watt Bretcher. Todd Bickel. Tim Borth. Steve Schuck. Asst. Coach Joel Bretcher. Assistant Coach Joel Bretcher presents “Skip " Bird with an AAU award in conjunction with his congratulations for be- ing named “Coach of the Year.” Looking on are timers Lisa Douglas and Meg Proctor. Spying the wall in the 100 yard breast stroke is junior letter winner Eric Good. Junior All-Stater Brett Benedict, who placed third in the 100 yard fly af the state meet, plunges into the home pool. Seasonal success blooms from team togetherness The season ended on a posi- tive note be- cause, with the state meet, the team and indivi- duals could see most of their goals accom- plished. 99 Syngergism; the psychological principle that the urn of all individual efforts is greater than the individ- al alone. A firm believer in the principle, Charles E. Skip” Bird used synergism in coaching the Boys’ iwim Team. “Although swimming is an individual port, the boys worked well together and always upported each other,” he explained. Great improvement was shown by the entire swim- ling and diving team, coached also by Bird’s assis- ant Joel Bretcher, and rookie Diving Coach Bob ;ampbell. Early in the season. Bird had to rely on some experienced and underconfident swimmers. They ad to accept the challenge, and the outcome was ery positive, commented Bird. “A tradition of winning is here,” said Bird. “The pirits of successful past swimmers lingered and lade the present swimmers even more deter- lined.” Parents and administration also offered their ncouragement. Valpo earned fourth in conference and third in sectionals, finishing the season with a 13-8 record. The team placed sixth in state, however, beating all the conference and sectional foes at the state meet. In addition, three school records were broken. Re- cord-setters were sophomore Matt Bretcher in the 200 yard free-style, junior Brett Benedict for the 100 yard free-style, and senior Todd Bickel, doing the 100 back. Besides ranking sixth in state, another honor was awarded this season. After 13 years of coaching. Skip Bird was chosen Coach of the Year, a selection based on votes from all Indiana swim coaches. Bird reflected, “It was a very moving experience for me. It is obvious I did not earn this award alone, but I had the contributions of others. The award recognized all of our efforts combined.” — Susan Risk — Todd Bickel Boys’ Swimming Season Record 13-8 VHS OPP VHS OPP Griffith 117 55 Chesterton 82 90 Lowell 113 56 S.B. Clay 42 41 Hobart Inv. 7th Lafayette Jeff. 21 62 LaPorte 102 70 M.C. Rogers 122 50 Munster Relays 2nd Gary Wirt 72 10 Hobart 74 98 Hammond Morton 49 34 Munster 6- 112 Lake Central W L Portage 109 63 Duneland Conf. 4th LaPorte Inv. 1st Crown Point 80 92 Merrillville 81 91 Bishop Noll 70 102 Highland 70 102 Sectionals 3rd Rensselaer 102 66 State 6th Performing a reverse tuck off the one-meter board is soph omore diver Tim Borth. Boys’ Swimming — 97 98 Depth brings Valpo ‘kids’ State Crown By day they are just kids like any other kids in school, going to classes, gossiping, cutting down lunch, just the typical school kids . . . during the day. However, for three hours a day, six days a week, five months throughout the school year they become the Valparaiso Viking Girls Gymnastics Team. Lorie Walker’s Gymnastics team captured the State title from favorite Perry Meridian in story book fashion. The scores for the teams were flashed and had Perry Meridian ahead with one Valpo girl left to compete on the last and most difficult event: the balance beam. Coach Walker listed the beam as an " inconsistent” event for the Valpo girls. Chris Ton- ner, a sophomore on the Optional State Champ team mounted the beam and placed seventh in State. Her score placed the Vikings a mere two tenths of a point over the girls from Perry Meridian to hand Valpo its first state championship in a girls’ sport. The story behind the success of the gymnasts is not the one-or-two-person show, but rather a strong team concept. Coach Walker, herself an All-Ameri- can while competing in collegiate gymnastics, knew that this was her best team in six years of coaching at VHS because of the depth of the team. “We had illnesses to senior Debbie Brady and freshman Tracy Devine on the Optional team, but we had girls who stepped in and did the job.” Not only did Valpo have an outstanding optional team led by All-Conference gymnasts Debbie Brady, vaulting Regional Champ, and Nancy Howard, un- even parallel bar Sectional Champ, but the Interme- diate team also went undefeated behind strong showings by Mickey Mannel, Dana Redman and Jeanette Pekarek. -Sheila E. Schroeder Gy mna sti cs Season Record: 10-0 (I) 10-0 (O) VHS VHS 1 O Griffith W W Hobart W W M.C. Rogers W W Highland W W Munster W W LaPorte W W Chesterton W W 1 o Portage W w Elston W w Merrillville w w Conference 1st Sectionals 1st Regionals 1st State 1st V r-Intermediate 0 -Optional Sophomore Andi Ferngren, who earned optional All- Conference Honorable mention, prepares for a cast- wrap on the uneven bars. Senior All-Conference gymnast Debbie Brady per- forms this enthusiastic floor exercise before the large crowd at the State competition. Her exercise, as well as all the Optional teams exercises, was cre- ated by Coach Lorie Walker. Coach Lorie Walker spots lour year team member Kim Dutcher on the uneven bars, using concentrated effort in preparation lor a winning season. iilf it’s worth do- ing, it’s worth doing righti Coach Lorie Walker ’81 State Champs pp GIRLS’ GYMNASTICS TEAM-Front Row: Erica Reggie, Nancy Makavich, Tracy Devine, Frieda Medema, Nancy Howard, Debbie Brady. Second Row: Manager Karen Cyzyk, Jeanette Pekarek, Adria Medema, Julie Poncher, Jane Kobak, Dana Redman, Coach Lorie Walker Back Row: Micky Mannel, Becky Donley, Chris Tonner, Kim Dutcher, Andi Ferngren. Missing: Tami Vendl, Asst. Coach Terri Opiinger. “Any good gymnast knows to pul time in on the beam, " staled Coach Lorie Walker. Here, senior Erica Reggie concentrates to slay on the 4 inch wide beam. Girls’ Gymnastics - 99 100 — Coaches Feature “After 25 years of coaching, winning still gives me a kick,” stated Girls’ Basketball Coach Dale Ciciora. His varsity team compiled a 16-4 record this year before losing 31-29 in the Sectional Finals. Coaching honors are few and far between, however. Boys’ Swimming Coach “Skip” Bird narrowed the gap by being the only coach in Valparaiso High School history to receive a “Coach of the Year” award. VHS COACHING SQUAD — Front Row: Dave Kenning, Girls’ JV Basketball; Skip Collins, Cross Country, Boys ' Varsity Basketball; Zane Cole. JV Baseball; John Cook, Wrestling; Ann Davies, Girls’ Swimming; Charles E. " Skip " Bird, Boys’ Swimming; Jerry Hager, Boys’ JV Tennis. Second Row: Lew Rhinehart, Boy’s Sophomore Basketball; Steve Doak, Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Tennis; Lenore Hoff- man, JV Volleyball; Willa Detwiler, Girls’ Track, Vikettes; Judy Lebryk, Girls’ JV Tennis; Nancy Hutton, Girls’ Golf; Wilma Detwiler, Varsity Volleyball, Girls’ Track. Back Row: Robert Cain, Boys’ Golf; Sid Reggie, JV Football; Dale Ciciora, Girls’ Varsity Basketball; Pat Murphy, JV Football, Baseball; Charles Geiss, Varsity Base- ball; Bob Punter, Boys’ JV Basketball, Track; Sam Rasmussen, Boys’ Track. Not pictured: Mark Hoffman, Varsity Football; Lorie Walker, Gymnastics. •• M T ® think in terms of the pos- sible; psycho-cybernetics helps us get rid of the inhib- iting force of putting limits on ourselves,” explained Boys’ Swim Coach C.E. Skip Bird, who was voted 1979-80 Coach of the Year by Indiana high school swim coaches. By Coach Bird’s definition, psycho-cyber- netics is a type of positive thinking that ad- justs a person’s self-image to increase the area of the possible. Although his techniques and the use of psycho-cybernetics in coaching were some- what unusual. Coach Bird’s goal for his team was no different from any other coach’s: bringing out the best in a team. Different coaches, however, approached this goal differently. One indication of this lies in what coaches believed to be the key to a successful team. While some felt basic skills training and conditioning were most important, others placed greater emphasis on mental, rather than physical, factors. Coach Willa Detwiler of the girls’ varsity track team named “the desire to be a win- ner” as the central element of success on a team. Coaches also differed on what they con- ■ sidered to be the most difficult part of the role of coach. Wrestling Coach John Cook said that he had the most troubl e “helping kids overcome personal disappointments.” Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach Skip Collins said that, despite 15 years’ experience, cut- ting the team came hardest for him. One point coaches agreed on, though, was that time was at a premium. They found that their responsibilities left them with a great deal less time for other interests. For their time and energy, however, coaches said they received the enjoyment of working with kids and watching their im- provement. Twenty-five year coaching vet- eran Dale Ciciora, in his fifth year with girls’ basketball, commented, “1 like the contacts with the young people. They’re really great.” — Sara Thompson Coaches Feature — 101 Playing base- ball taught us good sportsman- ship, but, most of all, Mr. Cole taught us how to be gentlemen, both on and off the field. — Rick Lohmeyer Vikcs lose senior leaders in the fieid Intensity but relaxation. Involved playing but en- joying the game at the same time. These are neces- sary parts of the chemistry for a good baseball team, according to Assistant Varsity Coach Charles Geiss. " Players must be able to put aside any hard feel- ings towards teammates because a team must play as a unit,” Geiss stated. The Vikings, who had a roller coaster season ac- cording to Head Coach Pat Murphy, ended with a 20-14 record. He explained, “We started off strong, slumped, then went on to Sectionals and Regionals only to be beaten by LaPort. Led by a strong defense and good pitching, the Vikes won two victories over rival Chesterton and split a pair with Portage to highlight their season. Outstanding performances throughout the season were shown by seniors Kurt Gesse, pitcher infielder; Jeff Criswell, outfielder; Todd Bickel, catcher; and Mark Engelder, pitcher. The Vikings will lose 1 1 senior lettermen next year, but returning juniors are all experienced and have lots of potential, according to Geiss. The Junior Varsity team, coached by 13 year vet- eran Zane Cole, ended its season 10-11. Coach Cole said, “Because our JV team showed improvement throughout the season, I believe the Varsity will have an exceptional team next year.” — Susan Risk River Forest Merrillville Portage M.C. Rogers Chesterton Lowell LaPorte Hobart Edison Merrillville Portage Munster M.C. Rogers Chesterton Crown Point LaPorte Hobart VHS 14 1 1 12 11 8 0 6 1 7 5 0 3 3 4 6 8 11 1 5 OPP 3 8 12 9 6 2 3 9 3 5 9 4 15 5 7 5 7 8 2 4 Senior catcher Todd Bickel awaits relayed ball at JV BASEBALL TEAM — Front Row: Clint Wracker. Brad Neeley. Brad home plate. Thomas, Brian Keller, George Zaharias, Matt Spagna, Dan Anomanni, Bill Parker. Second Row: Mike Davis, Don Vendl, Jim Fauser, Dave Con- over, Rick Lohmeyer, Bill Gray. Pat McCarthy. Back Row: Coach Zane Cole, Tony Petro, Ron Reichert. Jeff Rose, Rich Brobeck, Joe Butterfield. Dave Hanke, Steve Aungst. 102 — JV Varsity Baseball Junior hurler Chuck Collins lets fly a pitch in this important game. Collins finished the season with a ratio of 32 walks to 41 strikeouts. .Varsity Baseball- Season Record: 20-14 Lowell VHS 13 11 OPP 3 10 Wheeler 13 2 3 5 S. Central 13 15 3 4 Merrillville 4 7 Crown Point 2 5 Portage 6 3 M.C. Rogers 10 6 Chesterton 6 5 LaPorte 0 2 Hobart 9 6 Portage 0 5 Marquette 6 10 5 0 M.C. Rogers 4 5 Chesterton 2 1 Morgan Twp. 4 3 LaCrosse 9 19 3 4 LaPorte 1 7 North Judson 0 4 Hobart 2 4 Kankakee Valley 3 6 Bishop Noll 3 0 Sectional 6 1 0 0 Regional 4 0 3 4 V»i,po VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM — Front Row: Mike Shih, Jeff Allison, Keith Jones, Don Raymond, Mark Mundt, David Buis, Jeff Criswell. Second Row: Kurt Gesse, Todd Bickel, Todd Van Kop- pol, Chris Bucich, Bob Jones, Mark Engelder. Back Row: Coach Pat Murphy, Mike Reamon, Kevin Murphy, Chuck Collins, Pete Bray, Coach Charles Geiss. Senior infielder pitcher Kurt Gesse heads for home while first baseman Pete Bray cheers him on after a wild pitch. 99 Team spirit was good so get- ting psyched for a game was easy, and if times got hard, everyone was there to help. f9 — Jeff Criswell JV Varsity Baseball — 103 BOYS TRACK TEAM — Front Row: Milan Moncilovich. Bill Hess, Jim Meyer, Chris Daly, Brian Leonard, Mickey Good, Pat Whaling, Bart Polizotto, Joel Smith, Chris Piazza, Phil Hauff. Sec- ond Row: John Schumaker, Bob Novak, Greg Smitherman, Joe Carlos, Eric Bannec, John Daras, Dave Gilger, Brad Lichten- berger, Steve Huber, Jeff Howe, Bob Vendl. Third Row: Daryle Keller, Jeff Lamberson, Gary Pavich, Tim Snodgrass, Mike Sheik, Eric Good, Mike O’Dell, Dwayne Greer, Ned Searles, Mike Dun- leavy Back Row: Coaches Sam Rasmussen, Bob Punier, Mark Hoffman, John Tempest, Don Stark, Bill Mann, Rick Cornman, Tom Crawford, Nate Telshow. Jim Meyer and Jeff Lamberson finish one and two during this Conference battle. Both competed in the 100 meter dash at the Regionals. Senior co-captain Chris Daly leads the pack in this 1600 meter run. Chris, who for the past two years has lead the team in points scored, was named MVP for 1981 and earned a spot on Valpo’s all-time top ten scoring list. Preparing tor his land in the sand pit during the Valpo Relays is junior Rick Cornman. Valpo ran away from the pack winning the meet with a strong performance. 104 — Boys’ Track DAC title to Valpo ‘Men’ Kids have always been leary of parents who bellow. “This is for your own good” and then proceed to whack a hole through their Levis. How- ever, this approach can lead to a rewarding style of coaching according to Head Track Coach Sam Rasmussen. This is not to say he is a violent man; on the contrary, he is a coach who gets winning results by giving workouts to his runners for their own good. Valpo, after all, won the Duneland Conference meet with a record breaking amount of points, while eight track members made the All-DAC squad and seven advanced to Regionals. He ex- plained that he has track and field down to a science and knows in June where he wants to be the following April. He saves and catalogues all practice workouts, and meet stats and from the entire year, because he feels it’s a necessity in a state that consistently ranks in the top five in the nation in track and field. Rasmussen believes a large part of his job is to teach the technical aspects of running events. “Track has become such a technical sport that to stay ahead of competitors we have to stay in tune with the new aspects of the sport,” he said. He keeps in tune by attending seminars year round. Then, he and Assistant Coach Bob Punter work on strategy and mental preparation. Although an indoor season proceeded the regu- lar outdoor season Ramsussen said the only em- phasis put on the indoor season is experimention. Ending the outdoor season with a 5-1 record, he explained, “We’ve traditionally been strong in the field events because we know a lot about them, especially the pole vault and the long jump.” This year, school records in meter distances were broken in all 15 events. Rasmussen added that the team is coming into its own again in the shot put and discus because of the addition of Mark Hoffman to the staff. Senior Tim Leveritt was named MVP in field events, while senior Jim Meyer received the Most Outstanding Runner Award after setting a record for most points scored at the DAC meet with 24. Senior co-captain Bill Hess was presented the Mental Attitude Award, junior Greg Smitherman was dubbed Most Improved, and co-captain Chris Daly was selected MVP. — Sheila E. Schroeder — Boys’ Track — Conference Record; 5-1 OUTDOOR SEASON VHS OPP Hobart 90 37 Michigan City Rogers 95 32 Portage 65 62 Merrillville 65 53 Chesterton Relays 2nd Valpo Relays 1st Chesterton 71 56 Duneland Conference 1st LaPorte 62 65 SECTIONAL 3rd REGIONAL V Handoffs can make or break a relay. Here Seniora Jim Mey- er and co-captain Bill Hess pass the baton in the 400 meter relay. MCoach Ras- mussen does so much. He not only makes us athletes, he makes us men. if — Bill Hess 105 — Boys’ Track Added interest boosts Girls’ Track record Setting goals, a task undertaken by almost every team in any sport, is something that is done different- ly by each team. Some set low goals hoping to smash them to bits, while others choose high goals which, although out of their immediate grasp, serve to tantilize them into better performances. However, the 1981 Girls’ Track Team, led by Coach Willa Detwiler, seems to have found the ideal. “We had three major goals for this season,” Coach Detwiler explained. “First off, we wanted to beat Chesterton. Next we wanted to take third in Conference. Finally, we wanted to do well in Region- als.” The first glimpse of making the team’s goals came with its victory over Chesterton. An added highlight came when the girls defeated Highland, a meet that Coach Detwiler had expected to lose. “We were so fired up by our win over Chesterton, that everyone gave 100 per cent,” she explained. When their second goal, a conference ranking of third, was in hand, Detwiler, who is in her third year of coaching, felt pleasantly surprised. The team also grasped their third goal, by sending Kris Amundsen, Vickie Arnett, Erin Doelling, Nancy Olszewski, Denise Cooke, Cheryl Vocke, and Judy Crowe to Regionals. Judy Crowe won the 1600 meter run and qualified for State where she placed 5th. The size and popularity of the Girls’ Track team has been growing over the past few years said Coach Detwiler. She believed this is due to the growing emphasis on physical fitness. “Also,” she added, “more girls are sticking with it for the entire season. Often, we lose a lot of girls when the season gets tougher, but not any more.” — Jeff Harms Girls’ Track Season Record: 7-3 VHS OPP Hobar 69 36 M.C. Rogers 81 ‘ 2 24‘ 2 Portage 72 33 Chesterton 73 V2 31 Vi Highland 53 52 M-ville Cr. Pt. 3rd LaPorte 28 77 Morgan Munster 1st DAC Meet 3rd Sue Danluma tied the school rMord this year in the high Sophomore letter winner Kris Amundsen takes off into the pit during this tri- jump with a jump of 5’ 3”. She finished third at the Confer- meet. Kris placed third at Conference and advanced to the Regional after placing ence bowing out at 5’ 0”. in the top four at the Portage Sectional. 106 — Qirls’ Track M I’ll train for State like I’ve trained for all my races, pf — Judy Crowe GIRLS TRACK TEAM — Front Row: Coach Willa Detwiler, JoAnne Mischanko, Janet Dombrowski. Cheryl Vocke, Tammy Byvoets, Jennifer Golding, Chris Tonner, Jane Koback, Judy Crowe, Ass’t. Coach Wilma Detwiler. Second Row: Geri Fredrick, Cindy Willis, Sheila E. Schroeder, Nancy Olszewski, JoAnn Guzek, Kristina Brockopp, Heidi Gebhardt, Jane Poncher, Erin Doelling, Vicki Arnett, Suzy Marckley, mgr. Third Row: Candy Woodville, Kris Amundsen, Jamie Allison, Libby Douglas, Suzette Byvoets, Suzanne Versteeg, Gina Moore, Jolene Zimmerman, Cindy Wood, Suzanne Dantuma, Peg Marine, mgr. Back Row: Melissa Doelling, Pam Trumper, Sandy Kropp, Maria Schroeder, Kati Leonard, Mi- chelle Remijan, Laura Allbrand, Carrie Sovich, Lisa Bolde, Diane Redman, Jenny Stritof, mgr. It was a record breaking year for sophomore Judy Crowe as she shattered the school, Conference and Sectional re- cords in the 1600 meter run. Going into the Regional Judy was undefeated at this distance. Girls’ Track — 107 Golfers capture 1st in sectionals €c invitationals In an age of growing awareness of physical fitness and the outdoors, Golf Coach Bob Cain remarked that the popularity of the VMS Golf Team is growing- along with the skill of its piayers. Cain said that the members of the team all share two important qualities: a desire to play golf and the ability to play well. “Unlike football, basketball, or almost any other sport, I don’t have to watch over the golfers. If they weren’t playing on the team, they’d be out playing for fun,’’ he commented. Coach Cain felt a little disappointment at his team’s third place standing in Conference. “Weather was a big factor this season,” he said. He added that since the golf team begins its season after a six- month lay-off, it took a while to get primed. An advantage to the golf season according to Cain was that the team played every opponent twice-once at their course, and once at home. “If we lost one game, we came back ready to beat them at the next,” he added. Cain, however, was not surprised by his team’s victory at Sectionals. On the contrary, he was pleased. He was also pleased when the team, led by senior Mark Marencik and sophomore Kevin Koz- lowski, brought home firsts in both the 10 team Sher- wood Invitational and the 24 team Rensselaer Invita- tional. Cain said that next year’s team could only hope to tie this year’s record, although the younger team members have been able to hold their own. “Our juniors and sophomores are good now, and they’re the reason we’ll continue to be good,” h e said. — Jeff Harms Season Record: 11-S VMS M.C. Rogers L M.C. Elston L Merrillville L Hobart W Portage W Rensselaer Inv. 1st Chesterton W M.C. Rogers W Merrillville W Andrean W Sherwood Inv. VHS 1st Hobart W Boone Grove W Portage L LaPorte L Chesterton W Sectional let Regional 5th Semi-State 10th J Senior golfer Mark Marencik, a leader on this year’s squad, tees off from the ninth hole in a key Conference meet. BOYS’ GOLF TEAM — Front Row: Marlon Mundt. Byton Doug- las, Mark Kendrick, Dan Wareham, Alex Ganup, Pat O ' Conner, Eric Latham. Back Row: Jim Bisacky, Kevin Kozlowski, Mike Kluth, Mark Merencik, Coach Robert Cain. Eric Kroeger, Dave Merryman, Mike Grieger, Brett Schenk. 108 — Boys’ Golf iiWe owe all our team spirit to the sport heads. They made golf seem like a sport instead of just an activity, py — Mark Marencik Good putting it one of the most important skills a golfer Senior golfer Mike Kluth chips up for a par during an impor- can possess. Sharpening their technique on the green are tant match at the Forest Park Golf Course, senior Mike Kluth and junior Dave Merryman. Boys ' Golf — 109 It was fun be- ing part of a school team, and I was very hon- ored to receive the sportsman- ship trophy, f p — Cindy Hickey 110 — Girl ’ T nni Doak leaves tennis program Varsity Tennis ■M Season Record: 16-0 With 96-8 clip " What a way to go!” To most people, this means “nice job” or “good going”, and when said to retir- ing Girls’ Tennis Coach Steve Doak it really means just that; “What a way to go!” Doak let VHS after 10 years with a record of 96-8. “My good record is due to the high quality of the student athletes at Valparaiso,” he said. Doak also believed that the overall level of the team improved each year. The girls went undefeated this season, with a 16-0 record. “We had a lot of depth in the team this year, and the girls were all very dedicated,” explained Doak. “They also had the desire to win, which, to me. is the most important element to a successful team.” he added. In addition to compiling the third undefeated sea- son for girls’ tennis in VHS history, the team also had the greatest number of victories per season ever, highlighted by winning the Duneland Conference and the Peru Singles Tourney. Although the team will lose three leading seniors, Cindy Hickey, Mel Redding, and Dawn Schueler. Doak feels the team next year will be the outstanding and one of the best ever because of the outstanding underclassmen. Juniors Rachel Schroeder, who played doubles with Mel Redding, and Cindy West who played 4th in the singles division will be returning next season along with Sophomores Lisa Shideler, who played number one this year, Kathy Tabor, who played number two singles, and Cheri Van Keppel, who fin- ished with a first in the JV intrasquad tournament. — Susan Risk GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Lisa Shideler. Cindy West. Rachel Schroeder, Kathy Taber. Back Row: Coach Steve Doak, Dawn Schueler, Arianne de Vogue, Cindy Hickey, Becky Kroeger, Cari Brown. Not pictured: Melanie Redding. Lowell W GriNith W Calumet W Hammond Gavit W Lake Central W Crown Point W E.C. Washington W Portage W LaPorte W M.C. Marquette W Hobart W Culver W Merrillville W Knox W Chesterton W M.C. Rogers W SECTIONALS 3rd V Number one singles player Lisa Shideler takes aim for a forehand topspin drive. JV TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Rachel Gold, Sue Szoke, Andrea Bryant. Cheryl Nelson. Back Row: Coach Judy Lebryk, Beth Miller, Cheri Van Keppel, Maureen Crowley. Debbie Horwitz, Ass ' t Coach, karen Bellifiore. Sophomores Varsity team members Kathy Tabor and Becky Kroeger warm up before their matches. ii I received a lot of personal satis- faction from the season, because, whether I won or lost, I always knew I had done the best I could, — Cheri VanKeppel Girls’ Tennis — 111 FLAG CORPS — Front Row: Nancy Gray, Jean Hardesty, Aruna Deen, Laura Plazony. Second Row: Ginger Jones, Laura Hroma, Adria Medema, Lisa Doty, Jenny Julian. Back Row: Renee Owen, Liz Hodurek, Karen Cyzyk, Debbie wasemann, Helen Hauser, li sa Bolde, Carrie Sovich, WINTER CHEERLEADERS — Front Row: Rosalyn Winters. Second Row: Lori Cox, Cheri Van Keppel, Marilea Walsworth. Third Row: Susan Risk, Brian Boetel, Caroline Hefner, Dwayne Greer, Corrine Keene, Allyson Lewis, Bruce Stombaugh, Heidi Gebhardt, Dave Bown, Maggie Delumpa. Fourth Row: Stacey Waymire, Kathy Beiser Back Row: Tim Eckert, Not Pictured: Tim Leveritt, Bill Brandt. School Groups contribute Spirit to sports campaigns Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Flag Corps, cheerleaders, Vikettes! This was the consen- sus of Valparaiso coaches and team participants in the 1980-81 sports year. The cheerleaders, during both the gridiron and basketball seasons, could often be heard drowning out the roar of the large Valpo crowds. Under the direction of Sue Hoffman, the fall squad, fresh from a clinic held at Ben Franklin Junior High School for area cheerleading groups, performed new chants and routines, including the Rooster Cheer which sent the multitudes into loud approval. New tryouts preluded the opening of the roundball season. Also, stuntmen were added to enlarge the group to 12 members during the indoor season. They brought out new dimensions of the unit, including daring flips, towering human pyramids, and louder voices. There were but three sophomore stuntmen employed on the JV’s, compared to six upperclass- men on the varsity. Flag Corps, the brainchild of Band Director Dan Pritchett, performed with the Viking Marching Band throughout the football season. Practice during the week, including Thursday night under-the-lights ses- sions, culminated with the halftime shows in which the girls maneuvered the large green and white flags in rhythm to the music. Willa Detwiler’s Vikettes also contributed to the gala halftime shows. Using different props, such as pom poms, umbrellas, and hats, the girls utilized high kicks and various dance moves learned at camp last summer. They also moved indoors for the hardwood season to operate in front of the Hoosier fans during halftime. -Sheila E. Schroeder 112 — Spirit FALL CHEERLEADERS — Front Row: Allyson Lewis, Rosalyn Winters. Second Row: Cheri VanKeppel, Heidi Gebhardt, Lori Cox. Third Row: Missy Tucker, Debbie Brady. Back Row: Cor- rine Keene, Stacey Waymire, Rina Ranalli, Maggie Delumpa, Mari- lee Walsworth. VIKETTES — Front Row: President Micky Mannel, Jill Martin, Mary McColley, Jennifer Keegan, Cathy Peters, Rachel Schroeder. Second Row: Sponsor Willa Detwiler, Patti Auten, Kelly Casbon, Faye Lucaitis, Maria Schroeder, Debbie Mander- nach. Sec. Treas. Kathy Satterlee. Third Row: Cari Brown, Caro- lyn Dougherty, Becky Stark, Darla Leffel, Vice President Jeannie Vass, Cheryl Brosky. Back Row: Diane Robinson, Sally Herndon, Becki Reno, Sue Wessel, Angie Eberhardt, Cheryl McBride. Junior Lisa Bolde strikes a final pose in a Flag Corps half- time routine. Senior cheerleader Debbie Brady looks hopefully at the playing field during a gridiron tilt. Spirit — 113 Despite limited time resources. no Viking energy crisis apparen from student involvement, activity E ven the best runner has only a limit- ed supply of energy. Regardless of his training, if he tried to run a race at top speed from start to finish, he ' d probably find himself lagging long be- fore the last lap. Instead, a runner paces himself, saving just enough strength to pour it on as he ap- proaches the finish line. In a different way, we Vikings, whether athletes or not, did the same. Few of us had enough fime or energy to do all we would have liked. Classes, clubs, sports, jobs, boyfriends, and girl- friends all made demands of us, so like the runner, we had to pinpoint our priorities and go from there. None of us made exactly the same decisions. While senior Eric Brant turned his talents to jazzing up the morning announcements, senior Bill Brandt put his efforts into rousing the Viking crowds by bringing the VHS mascot to life. Whether joking over t e P.A., shak- ing a sword at basketball games, or making dance decorations until 10 p.m., we all made Individual choices about what activities would receive emphasis. Our interests changed as we grew older. Sophomores, eager to fit In at the high school, often tried to join as many clubs and teams as they could. Juniors more realistically concentrated their efforts into a few specific organi- zations that particularly interested them. Seniors, however, often turned toward jobs and other activities out- side school, especially as “senioritis " developed. However diverse our personal activi- ties and interests may have been, one factor common to nearly all VHS stu- dents this year was involvement. Al- though forced to pace ourselves sometimes, we always kept running. — Sara Thompson viking mascot Bill Brandt and his furry friend Mort draw cheers from the crowd with their antics at the winter sports pep session. Senior football team members Kevin Murphy and Bruce Stombaugh sit back and relax while enjoying Pep Club’s skits at the annual Ches- terton pep rally. 114 — Album Division Page At th« Ch«tt«rton p«p rally che«rt from th« Junior clast enable Laura Nels to climb the ladder and thrust the whipped cream pie In Coach Sid Reggie’s face. During a varsity football game seniors Sara Thompson, Mary Webb and Kim Crossett re- joice after a Viking touchdown which enabled VHS to beat Plymouth 31-14. Administration rumor: product of students’ vivid imaginations Well into the deep, dark recesses of the Main Office is the dreaded office of the meanest, most vicious ogre in the city. Even the bravest senior dares not venture into the cave, where the Beast sits and rereads the names of pitiable students on his infamous blacklist. Although this is the popular myth of most administrators. Principal Garth Johnson and Vice Principals Robert Sut- ton and C.J. Doane disspelled this idea by assisting students in curricular and extra- curricular areas. Handling extreme discipline problems was only one of the many duties of Mr. Johnson, who was also in charge of hiring and evaluating teachers, school manage- ment, baccalaureate and commence- ment, and developing the curriculum and master schedule. He explained that this year, although the majority of course offerings remained the same, an aviation course was added to the Science Department’s offerings, and the VALPO, or gifted, program was begun. The Very Able Learners Program (VALPO) was integrated into the VHS curriculum the second semester. Through this program, gifted students were able to pursue highly in-depth studies apart from the regular school day. VALPO began on the elementary level first semester, and students met at the high school. Attendance was the responsibility of Assistant Principal Robert Sutton, in ad- dition to taking care of general junior and senior student disciplinary problems and overseeing non-sport extracurricular ac- tivities. Assistant Principal and Athletic Direc- tor C.J. Doane was in charge of sopho- more attendance and discipline, substi- tute teachers, and maintenance person- nel. The Faculty Advisory Group, made up of thirteen department chairmen, met once a month with Principal Johnson to discuss the operation of the school and to consider any suggested improvements. Superintendent R. James Risk and As- sistant Superintendent Myron Knauff shared the responsibilities of employing teachers and other personnel, budgeting and financing, determining school district boundaries, and compiling state and fed- eral reports. — Valerie Weber Besides his duties as Athletic Director, Assis- tant Principal C.J. Doane contacts substitute teachers and deals with sophomore discipline. In his second year at VHS, Assistant Principal Robert Sutton supervises all clubs and organi- zations, in addition to handling junior and sen- ior discipline problems. 116 — Administration Among Principal Garth Johnson’s responsibil- ities are hiring teachers, developing the cur- riculum, and organizing senior activities. As superintendent of the Valparaiso Commu- nity schools, Mr. R. James Risk’s duties include management of eight elementary schools , two junior high schools, and VMS. SCHOOL BOARD — Front Row: Mrs. Janet Hart. V, pres.; Mr. James Christy, pres.; Mr. Arnold Brown, sec. Back Row: Dr. Robert Koenig. Mr. Robert Ma- lackowski. Scholarship information is the responsibility of Mr. James McMichael in addition to aiding stu- dents with scheduling. Guidance counselor and Pep Club sponsor Elaine Sever also works closely with Mrs. Kim Pritchett in the Career Education Program. On a college visitation day, senior Dave Goodrich discusses college plans with the Illinois Institute of Technology representative. AIDS — Front Row: Mrs. Gretel Bondi, Mrs. Pat Ben- ton. Back Row: Mr. Amos Utterback. Mrs. Nancy Brown, Mrs. Marge Baranowski, Mrs. Pat Curtis, Mrs. Alice Shaetfer. CAFETERIA STAFF — Front Row: Maria Osterhout, Linda Robinson, Ann Abraham, Ruby Hummel, Marie Kerns, Lois Bruder, Christa Tichy. Second Row: Fern Lowe, Kay Troman, Marty Fetia, Ulrike Zambori, Joan Stombaugh, June Buck, Vivian Breen, Hilke Bolde, Sally Stuart. Back Row: Audry Hartman, Betty Nichols, Judy Carter, Renate Tucker, Lillian Swickard, Barbara Ho- man, Georgia Prowart. 118 — Guidance Dept, and Staff Counselors cut red College plans may have been a hassle to some VHS seniors, but those who em- ployed the services of the people in the Guidance Department were able to cope with their problems with less trauma. According to Guidance Counselor Elaine Bever, the function of the Guid- ance Department was to help ordinary students with ordinary problems. Services were not limited to seniors, however. The department began their schedule In September with a sophomore orientation, at which the incoming stu- dents were informed of the services avail- able to them In the Guidance Depart- ment. Assistance was offered to students in basic areas such as education, vocation, and personal questions. Information was provided about careers, colleges, and the military through consultation and the use of books and microfilms, available in the Career Center and Guidance Office. tape Testing was another aid available. Miss Bever said, however, that only a minimum amount of testing was offered to students because the counselors felt a students’ classes and grades were better indica- tions of ability. The PSAT, SAT. and ACT College Board Examinations were avail- able to juniors and seniors, and sopho- mores could take VIESA and KUDER In- terest Surveys. In a follow-up survey, graduates of the previous year were asked if they were working or going to college. Miss Bever reported that in the three years she has been at VHS, about half of those gradu- ates surveyed had jobs, and the other half were continuing their educations. During November and December, each senior met with his counselor to discuss graduation requirements and future plans. Counselors advised students about colleges, classes, and job placement. Scheduling for the next year began in February with group meetings led by the counselors. The final two months of the school year were spent further counseling individuals. u — Valerie Weber Director of Guidance and Counseling, Mr. Don Dick, coordinates all of the Guidance Depart- ment’s activities and programs as well as su- pervising all college board examinations and interest surveys. In charge of providing military information and sponsor of the morning prayer group, Mr. Jack Hildreth has been a counselor at VHS for the past 16 years. Mrs. Rose Amberson, attendance clerk Mrs. Rosemary Butt, attendance clerk Mrs. Sharon Hammer, food service office Mrs. Judy Hawes, food service office Mrs. Marilyn Hayes, guidance secretary Mrs. Alice Krueger, library secretary Mrs. Mary Moser, library aide Mrs. Sue Peloso, main office secretary Mrs. Kim Pritchett, career center director Mrs. Margaret Sorenson, treasurer Mrs. Billie Stordeur, main office secretary Mrs. Rachel West, athletic office secretary Mrs. Edie Gee, school registrar Guidance Secretaries — 119 Surprise, subs know the rules everyday was a new teaching-learning sit- uation. She has worked at the Valparaiso Community Schools, Duneland Schools, SELF, and Porter County Schools. Mrs. Criswell said, “I like to be here at VHS; it’s my favorite school because of the stu- dents’ attitudes and cooperation. The kids have always been good.” She went on to say that in her six-year career at VHS the number of disciplinary problems she has encountered was minimal. Mrs. Criswell graduated from the Uni- versity of Grenoble in France, with a ma- jor in French and minors in English and Latin. Miss Stordeur, a Purdue University alumna, has worked at Valparaiso Com- munity Schools, Porter County Schools and Portage and Lowell Schools. She has a major in Spanish and a minor in sociolo- gy- A person with a two year college de- gree is qualified to substitute teach for 30 days. Unlimited teaching time requires a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. In the Valparaiso Community School System, prospective substitute teachers were interviewed by Assistant Superin- tendant Myron Knauff. According to Vice Principal C.J. Doane, a teacher with a two-year degree is not automatically re- fused, but those with Bachelors Degrees are prefered. _ When students enter a classroom and see a substitute teacher, many automati- cally think they will have an easy period and that rules no longer exist. Although some pupils attempt to take advantage of these teachers, substitutes are well aware of school regulations and can conduct class in a normal manner. Mrs. Chantal Criswell, who has been substitute teaching for eight years, ex- plained that at the beginning of her career students thought substitutes meant a free day. She said that especially with high school students, “I try my utmost to keep them busy with assignments because no one should waste a day.” In actuality, substitutes had to be as strict as the regular teacher. Miss Barb Stordeur explained that when she substi- tuted, the teacher left rules and lesson plans for the day. Unlike full-time teachers substitutes were not permitted to issue passes dismissing students from class. Both Mrs. Criswell and Miss Stordeur agreed that the hardest classes to teach were science and math. Not having ma- jored in these fields, they occasionally had questions from students which they could not answer. When this situation oc- cured in an honors pre-calculus class, Mrs. Criswell said she tried to soive it by letting students help each other with diffi- cult problems. Mrs. Criswell commented that teaching has been enjoyable for her so far because Although VHS graduate Barb Stordeur’s college major was Spanish, she frequently substitutes for teachers of many other sub- jects. Juniors Mike Hewlett and Becky Reno con- sult Mrs. Chantal Criswell, a substitute teacher at VHS for the past six years. 120 — Faculty Mrs. Lorelei All, English, speech Mr. Kurt Anderson, art, photography Mr. John Angyus, Vocational Machine Trades, VIC A Mr. Ben Austin, physics, private pilot Mrs. Cheryl Bagnall, home ec. Mrs. Anne Baker, social studies Mr. Charles Bird, English, boys ' swimming. Intramural water polo Mrs. Mary Edna Bowman, Latin Mr. William Boyle, chemistry, physics. Student Council, Student Faculty Senate. Intramural football Ms. Liz Brown, Media Specialist Mr. Robert Cain, art. golf Mr. Rolando Chilian, music, orchestra Mr. Dale Ciciora, social studies. FCA, girls’ varsity basketball. Intramural basketball Mrs. Katherine Clark, English Mr. Zane Cole, Industrial arts, j.v. baseball Mr. Harley Collins, English, FCA, varsity boys’ basketball, cross country Mr. John Cook, English, wrestling, football Mr. Steve Davis, biology Mr. Steve Doak, business, boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis Ms. Willa Detwiler, physical education, Vikettes, girls’ varsity track Faculty — 121 “Fireman Phil” provides lifesaving information When it gets down to the bottom line, few of us greatly value knowing the differ- ences between gerunds, infinitives, and participial phrases. Nor do many students really care about the oxidation number of hydrogen. As a matter of fact, much of what we learn in high school seems to us to be of limited importance beyond the next chapter test. In one class, however, students receive what most would consider of life and death importance: training in fire safety and CPR techniques. In the place of a regular VMS teacher. Assistant Fire Chief of the Valparaiso Fire Department Phillip Griffith, better known around school as ‘‘Fireman Phil,” leads the instruction. Incorporated into the Health and Safe- ty curriculum, the course consists of one week in each of the two areas. The fire safety portion includes prevention, pre- fire planning, escaping from a fire, and the use of common extinguishers. In the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sessions, students receive training necessary for the Heart Saver card of- fered by the American Heart Association. Instruction covers what CPR is, how and why it works and how to perform one — and two-man CPR. Fireman Phil also teaches the Heimlich maneuver, a meth- od to save choking victims. Fireman Phil originated the fire safety program himself with the cooperation of Valparaiso Fire Department Chief Billy Butterfield and the Health and Safety teachers in 1976. In 1977, the CPR course was added. Although Fireman Phil does the program in connection with his job at the fire department, most of the time he puts in at VHS and elsewhere is off-duty, strictly on a volunteer basis. For the time and effort he devotes, he said he receives ‘‘a sense of self-satisfaction.” In the four years of the program. Fire- man Phil estimated he has taught over 1600 students. In general, response to the course is good. He attributed the fa- vorable rea ction of the students to severai factors. First of all, it is something they have never studied before, so it is differ- ent. Secondly, it provides a break from lecturing because it requires class partici- pation, but mostly, he said, " they can see the advantage of learning it.” While Fireman Phil would hope that no one would ever need the training, he be- lieves it is nonetheless important to help prevent deaths that occur before profes- sional life support can get to a victim. At that goal, the program has been successful. Fireman Phil stated that three people, Mr. Skip Collins, senior Tim Selby and freshman Jim Talley, were trained through the school program and reported using techniques learned in class to save lives. — Sara Thompson Mr. Max Edington, science, jr. high football and track Mr. Glen Ellit, math, director of convocations, intramural basket- ball Mies Debbie Fray, German, ju- nior high girls’ track Mr. Charles Geiss, Spanish. French, ass ' t. varsity baseball Mr. Dean Garber, media center Mrs. Donna Gray, social studies, student council sponsor Mr. Gary Gray, drafting Miss Vella Greco, business Mr. Jerry Hager, P.V.E.. j.v. ten- nis coach Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, English, V- Teens, intramural tennis Mr. Greg Hartz, marketing, DECA, distributive education Mrs. Jean Hackman, English 122 — Faculty Fireman Phil Griffith assists senior Scott Huber in demon- strating the proper technique of cardiopulmonary resuscita- tion while senior Karen Resh- kin watches. Mr. Richard Hein, choir. Carolers Mrs. Judith Henderson, child development Mrs. Doris Hildreth, Dental Health. Health Occupations. VICA Mrs. Elizabeth Hocevar, French Mrs. Lenore Hoffman, English, history, domestic exchange, j.v. volleyball Mr. Mark Hoffman, physical edu- cation, health and safety, head football coach, assistant track coach Mr. Frank Horvath, architectural drafting, VICA Mr. James Hunn, chemistry Miss Nancy Hutton, social stud- ies, girls ' golf coach Mr. David Kenning, electronics. VICA, sound and lighting crew, j.v. girls ' basketball Miss Carla Klemz, P.V.E., YARC Mrs. Ruth Laube, business Faculty — 123 Career Center Director Kim Pritchett shows senior Bernie Gregorowicz how to use the categorized files and other sources avail- able in the Career Education Center. Now is its third year, the center has information on careers and job placement. Mr. Lance Leach, business, ju- nior class sponsor, intramural ski- ing sponsor Mrs. Judith Lebryk, English, j.v. girls ' tennis coach, tennis intra- murals Mrs. Brenda Lott, psychology, sociology, history. YARC sponsor Mrs. Joan Mahoney, Spanish Mr. Wesley Maiers, math, foreign exchange club sponsor Mr. Martin Miller, social studies chairman Mr. Robert Miller, band director Mr. Patrick Murphy, social stud- ies. varsity baseball coach, assis- tant football coach 124 — Faculty career changes dreams to reality Choosing a Graduation: the end of 12 long years of teachers, classes, and homework. For most students, however, it is only the be- ginning of deciding what they want to do for the rest of their lives. As children they may have had dreams of becoming base- ball players, nurses, or policeman, but now they have to make a real choice. Created to make students aware of oc- cupations, the Career Education Center tried to inform them of the wide variety of jobs available other than the ordinary ones they may think of. As part of the Career Education Aware- ness Program, the center is funded by the state government. By making students more aware of careers, the state hoped to eventually lower the unemployment rate. Although geared toward all students, the center tended to place more empha- sis on sophomores. Director Kim Pritchett explained that by reaching students as early as possible, the center hoped to aid students in making realistic decisions. Then students can make better choices for schedules and be better prepared for future training. Sophomores decided whether they were more interested in colleges or ca- reers when they met with counselors at the beginning of the year. If they chose careers, they entered the Career Educa- tion Program created by the center. Career Orientation began with a voca- tional interest survey to ascertain which professional area students may want to enter. After the students got an idea of what fields they were interested in, they were able to take advantage of the infor- mative materials available in the center. Students had access to categorized ca- reer files which described qualifications, earnings, duties, and where to write for more information. In addition to the file cards, students could also view filmstrips which presented more detail. In the past two years, speakers such as beauticians, accountants, and newspa- per reporters have been invited to talk about their professions. Job shadowing, which took place sec- ond semester was a program in which students went to a business to observe, ask questions, and help for one day. It was designed to help them decide wheth- er or not they really wanted to enter a certain field. In 1980, 28 students participated in the job shadowing program. Students visited a number of professionals such as retail managers, an architect, a mechanic, a beautician, and a pilot. This year about 35 students took part according to Mrs. Pritchett. To assist with this program, the Kiwanis provided transportation and lunch. Another program, infusion, took place in classrooms. It included guest speakers and special research projects on different careers. Classes participating in infusion this year were in the English and business departments, although Mrs. Pritchett hoped to eventually have some infusion in every department. Also, she would like to see Career Education Departments inte- grated into the junior high and elementary schools one day. Besides deciding on a career, students often wanted to find a job that was not going to be their lives’ work. They may have wanted to save for college, a car, or just have a little spending money. Job placement was the function of the second service provided by the center. Interested pupils filled out an application designed by Mrs. Pritchett, so she could determine the students’ interests and give them ex- perience in filling out applications. After receiving the applications, Mrs. Pritchett acted as a go-between by con- tacting business and trying to pair stu- dents with jobs for which they are quali- fied. She commented that many busi- nesses were willing to help because they benefited by getting better employees. Contact was made as soon as possible with an applicant for whom a job was available. However, each student was re- sponsible for contacting the employer and setting up an interview. In the fall semester of 1979, 100 stu- dents had been placed by the Career Education Center. In 1980 approximately 65 were placed within this time period. Mrs. Pritchett blamed the economy for the lack of jobs. She said that businesses were cutting back, and more women were looking for jobs. — Cindy Hallberg M«. Alice Noble, speech, drama club, Thespians Ms. Margaret Phillips, English department chairperson, sponsor exchange club Mr. John Pinkerton, English Mr. Mark Preston, industrial arts Mr. Daniel Pritchett, math, band, jazz ensemble. Studio band Mr. Robert Punter, math, ass’t track coach, j.v. basketball coach Mr. A.T. Rasmussen, chemistry, jr. powder puff, boys ' track Mr. Sidney J. Reggie, history, sophomore football coach Faculty — 125 Mr. Lewis Rhinehart, German, driver ed., National Honor Society. Foreign Language dept, chairman, sophomore basketball Mr. Robert L. Rhoda, drafting. VICA Mr. Don Scott, mathematics Mr. Lester Snyder, mathematics Mrs. Cynthia Stalbaum, busi- ness, OEA Mr. Charles Stanier, social stud- ies. ass’t. coach varsity football Mrs. Mary K. Stephan, home economics. Foreign Exchange Club, seventh grade girls’ track Mr. Tom Stokes, health, driver ed. Mr. Virgil Sweet, physical educa- tion dept, chairman, intramural di- rector Mrs. Lorie Walker, physical edu- cation, intramural and varsity gym- nastics Ms. Nancy Walsh, physical edu- cation, girls’ athletic director Mr. Mark Walts, physical educa- tion, intramural football and bowl- ing 126 — Faculty Ipi ool spirit as displ ad by secrai- laries as well as students during Spirit Week, as shown by Mrs. Mari- lyn Hayes and Mrs. Sue Peloso on Weittern Day. , Ms. Linda White, math depart- ment chairman, intramural skiing. Miss Ruth Williamson, business, junior class sponsor Mrs. Gloria Zimmerman, Eng- lish Journalism, Valenian. News Bureau, Quill and Scroll sponsor mini schedule Nearly 400 adults, some lost and con- fused, dazedly roamed the halls of VMS in search of classrooms and lecture halls, hoping they would arrive before the teacher called the class to order. No, this was not a sudden deluge of high school drop-outs who returned to complete their required credits. These adults were the parents of VMS students participating in the annual Parent Night, At Parent Night, held Thursday, Octo- ber 16, courageous parents braved the maze — like hallways and, with the aid of floor plans of the school, followed their children’s schedules in order to get ac- quainted with their son’s or daughter’s activities during each school day. According to Principal Garth Johnson, Parent Night was a successful endeavor, giving the large turn-out of parents the opportunity to observe the school in a relaxed atmosphere. Although the purpose of Parent Night was not to discuss the individual progress of students, some teachers said they allows parents to found it helpful to meet the parents, and that through this they were better able to understand their students. They also felt that it is unfortunate that not all parents attended, but those parents who did at- tend were interested in classroom activi- ties. Opening the program with a general meeting in the cafeteria. Principal John- son welcomed the audience and dis- cussed school related topics such as poli- cies and student performance. He then dismissed the group to follow their chil- dren’s schedules. Ten minutes were allowed for each class period, which included a five-minute explanation by the teacher of course ob- jectives and what was to be expected of the students. The remaining five minutes were left open to allow the parents to ask any questions they had concerning the class. During their child’s study hall period, parents were offered the choice of meet- ing with guidance counselors in Lecture A explore studies for a short presentation on guidance ac- tivities or browsing in the Learning Center and looking at new additions to the col- lection and new audio-visual equipment while they sipped hot cider. Mr. Dean Gerber, Learning Center Di- rector, said that he felt most parents were not aware of how extensive the offerings were in the Learning Center and were im- pressed to see the collection. He added that it gave the parents a chance to see how VHS spent Title IV-B money, which is money given to school for teaching aids. On display were newly purchased classi- cal and popular books, and video-tape equipment, including a video-tape ma- chine and tapes of popular films to be viewed by students. At the conclusion of the sixth period, parents were invited to return to the cafe- teria for refreshments and conversation with faculty members. — Valerie Weber Faculty — 127 SENIOR- CLASS OFFICERS- Front Row: Toby Emerson, trees.; Angie Ranalli. v. pres. Back Row: Mike Kluth, pres,; Karen Makavich, sec. Seniors remember past, prepare futures At some point during the year, the Class of ' 81 realized its high school days were coming to an end. Remem- bering their first week as sophomores, many students wondered where the three years had gone. Led by class officers, seniors con- centrated on the many preparations in- volved in a graduation ceremony. On May 8 and 9. members of the senior class finished up the year with a trip to Kings Island. With exams taken, college forms sent, parties planned, and flowers or- dered. seniors began looking anxiously to their futures, not sure what it would hold for them. Recalling the special ac- tivities. events and friends, seniors would always remember VMS. — Jennifer Frame Laura Lynn Albers — Intramurals 3, 4; For. Exch. 2-4 (sec. 3. pres. 4); Student Council 3. Trent E. Albert — intramurals 2-4; football 2-4; Homecoming Escort 4 Dana Sue Albrecht — NHS 3. 4; wrestling matmaid 4 Edwin Allan Alft. Dave Thomas Allen — Exch. Club 4; Drama Club 3; YARC 4. Aaron A. Alvarez. Eric William Amundsen — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4; FCA 4; Boys ' State 3 Gary Frank Ancinec — intramurals 2, 4; NHS 3, 4; football 2. 3 John Charles Anderson — wrestling 3; Drama Club 4 Julie Ann Anderson — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4; Homecoming Princess 4; Student Council 4; tennis 2. Christopher Athanson. Tonya Mario Atwell — V-teens 2; Exch. Club 3; VICA 4; Choir 2-4: Drama Club 3; Carousels 2 David Baar. Donald Scott Baker — Band 2. Johanna M. Bamesberger — intramurals 3. 4; Student Council 3. 4; Exch. Club 2-4. 128 — Seniors Eric Nelson Banschbach — intramurals 4. Tammie Lee Barfell — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 4; PVE teaching 4; YARC 3. 4 (v. pres. 4). Susan Marie Barkhausen — Pep Club 4; V-teens 4 Michael Ryan Bartelmo — intramurals 4; wrestling 3. Rebecca R. Baumann — V- teens 3: Exch. Club 2, 3; YARC 3. Tammy Lynn Benson — Pep Club 4; V-teens 3. 4 James H. Benton — intramurals 3, 4; NHS 3, 4; basketball 2: football 2. Jeanne Louise Berkshire — intramurals 4; Pep Club 2-4; NHS 3, 4; Student Council 2-4; Class President 2, 3; Student Fac. Senate 3; FCA 3. Greg Betz. Todd Andrew Bickel — NHS 3, 4; swimming 2-4; baseball 2-4; Boys’ State Alt. 3. Dave Allen Birky — track 3. 4; basketball 2; football 2-4; FCA 4. Lilly Blagojevich — Pep Club 4. Paula Jo Blanco — intramurals 2; Pep Club 2-4 (v. pres. 4); FCA 3, 4. Richard Stephen Bland — intramurals 3; Exch. Club 3, 4; football 2-4; Hugh O ' Brien Youth Leadership Seminar Candidate. Brian Paul Boetel — intramurals 4; basketball 2, 3; Stunt Man 4. Susan Marie Bondi — Exch. Club 3. 4; NHS 3, 4; Band 2-4; Pep Band 2-4; Indiana All-State Band 3; Orchestra 2. Marcia Rosa Bonich — V-teens 4; Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4; Drama Club 2; YARC 3. Phil Leonard Borth — VICA 3. 4. Oskar Bosse. Susan Elaine Bostic — V-teens 3, 4 (v. pres. 4). Lori Diane Bozarth — intramurals 2; Exch. Club 2-4; St. Coun. 4; Band 2-4; Pep Band 2. 3. Mark Steve Bradney. Debbie J. Brady — Pep Club 2-4; Homecoming Court 4; St. Council 3; cheerleader 2-4 (capt. 4); gym 2-4 Bill Brandt — track 2-4; football 2-4; wrestling 2; YARC 4; Viking Mascot 4 James Eric Brant — St. Fac. Senate 3; Drama Club 2-4 (pres. 4); Valenian 4; Ouill Scroll 4; Thespians 3, 4; AH-HA 2-4. Jennifer R. Bratton — track 2; Exch. Club 2, 3; swimming 1-4; FCA 3. Peter Howard Bray — basketball 2; Choir 2-4; baseball 2- 4; Swing Choir 3. 4. Valerie Anne Breen — intramurals 3; NHS 3, 4; basketball 2-4; volleyball 2. 3; FCA 3. 4; Cheryl Ann Brosky — Pep Club 3, 4; Vikettes 2-4. Christopher Scott Brown — intramurals 3; track 2; football 2-4; wrestling 2. 3. Seniors — 129 David Arnold Brown — intramurals 3. 4; basketball 2; football 2-4; FCA 2-4 Lisa Ellen Brown — VICA (pres. 4). Anthony Edward Buchanan — in tramurals 3. 4 Jana Lynn Buchanan — intramurals 2; Pep Club 2, 3; Exch. Club 4: Band 2. 3. Janice Lynn Buche — DECA 4 Megan Rose Buckley — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2; Exch. Club 2; FCA 3. 4 (treas. 4); basketball 2-4; volleyball 2-4. Debora Ann Buehrle — Pep Club 2-4; V-teens 3. 4; Choir 2; Student Council 2-4; Carousels 2 Mary Tamison Burt — intramurals 4; Pep Club 2-4; Student Council 3. Autumn Lynne Butt — Pep Club 2; Exch. Club 2; swimming 2; Choir 2; Student Council 3. Tamara Lynn Byvoets — intramurals 2-4; track 2- 4; Pep Club 4; Exch. Club 4; YARC 3. Jay Wesley Carpenter — Band 2- 4; Jazz band 4 Ruth E. Carter — Pep Club 4; V-teens 2-4 Mary Lynn Casto — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2. 4; Exch. Club 3; NHS 3, 4; YARC 3; Valenian 4; Quill Scroll 4. Teresa Marie Channell — Pep Club 4; Exch. Club 2; Choir 2, 4. Denise Ann Chodan — Pep Club 2, 3; wrestling mat maid 4. Lynn Ann Christy — Choir 2; DECA 3, 4 Tami Lee Christy — Choir 2-4; Swing Choir 3, 4 Diane Joyce Cook — Drama Club 2; Orchestra 2-4; Flag Corp 2. Cara Jane Coulter — intramurals 2. 3; Choir 2, 3; Student Fac. Senate 4; PVE teaching 2. 3; golf 4; YARC 2- 4 (pres. 4). Jeffrey David Criswell — intramurals 3. 4; basketball 2; baseball 2-4. Joseph Karl Cross — Jr. Ach. 2. Kimberly Ann Crossett — track 3. 4; Pep Club 4. Joyce Ann Crowe. Nancy Crowell. Karen Elaine Cyzyk — intramurals 2; Exch. Club 2-4; Student Council 2-4; Band 2-4; Pep Band 2, 3; Flag Corp 3. 4; gymnastics 2-4 (manager). Christopher Robert Daly — cross country 2-4; track 2-4; FCA 2. 3; wrestling 2 Katherine Lynn Daly — Quest 3. Kurt Eugene Davidson — Exch. Club 2-4; football 2; Band 2-4; wrestling 3, 4; Pep Band 3. 4 Aruna Praveen Deen — intramurals 2-4; V-teens 3; Exch. Club 3, 4; Student Council 4; Flag Corp 4 Margaret Joyce Delumpa — Pep Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4; FCA 3, 4; Band 2; cheerleader 2- 4; gym. 2. 130 — Seniors Seniors receive honors os Notional Merit Semifinolists In these days of rising prices and interest rates, we often think of higher numbers as being harder on the pock- etbook. For nine VMS National Merit Semifinalists, however, bigger num- bers figured as the opportunity at $1000 scholarships to help ease the strain of financing college. This year, approximately 15,000 Students nation-wide qualified as se- mifinalists in the twenty-sixth annual National Merit Scholarship Program and had the opportunity to continue in th cholarshi omgetitior Val aiso High School had nine students who were accepted. The Merit Program is the largest in- dependently financed competition in America. Grants to the National Merit Scholarship corporation from founda- tions. colleges, universities, unions and corporations underwrite nearly all Merit Scholarships. All junior students were entered in the Merit Program when they took the 1979 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude test National Merit Scholarship Quali- fying Test (PSAT NMSQT). Each stu- dent competed within the state in which he was enrolled in high school. Those who scored in the top half per- cent of the state’s seniors became semifinalists. The number of semifina- lists in each state was proportionate to the number of seniors in that state. Three types of scholarships awarded were $1000 National Merit Scholar- ship, four-year Merit Scholarships, and a college sponsored four-year Merit Scholarship. — Mary Scholl Joanne Susan DeMeo — track 2: swimming 1-4; Choir 2-4 Dawn Marie Deso — intramurals 2. 4: exploratory teaching 4 Sarah R. Dickey — Pep Club 2-4 Kevin Dixon — intramurals 2-4 Kasia Rodrick Doane — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 3. 4; Band 2: basketball 2; volleyball 2-4; Domestic Exchange 2. 3. Jay Jonathon Dolezal — intramurals 3. 4; NHS 3. 4 Janet Marie Dombrowski — Pep Club 2; Band 2-4; Pep Band 4; Valenian 3. 4; Quill Scroll 3. 4; track 4; Drum Mjr. 3. 4; Dorn. Exchange 3, 4. Kathy D. Donley — Choir 2; Pep Club 4 Carolyn Dougherty — Exch. Club 2-4; Valenian 3. 4; Quill Scroll 3. 4; Vikettes 3. 4; Summer Exch. Student to Belgium 3. Carol Jane Douglas — intramurals 3; Exch. Club 2 . NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS — Front Row: Kathy Wo- drich, Jackie Moore, Sara Thompson, Mark Mundt. Back Row: Karen Reshkin, Anne Stratton, Mark Thoreson, Eric Feldman. John Sleeves. Seniors — 131 Seniors strive for a class victory; attempt a second win Michael McKinley Dowd — football 2. 3 (manager) Paula Jean Droege — Exch. Club 2-4; Drama Club 3. Donna Drozdy. Elizabeth Ann Dugan — FCA 3, 4; intramurals 3. 4; Exch. Club 2-4; swimming 2-4; Student Fac. Senate 4; Domestic Exch. 3, 4 Mary Noel Dugger — intramurals 2; DECA 4. Jeanette Elaine Dupes — track 2. 3; Exch. Club 2; Band 2-4; PVE teaching 4 Kimberly Jo Dutcher — FCA 4; intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; track 2; gymnastics 1-4. Deborah Marie Eaton — Pep Club 3; Exch. Club 2, 3; V-teens 3; Choir 2-4; Drama Club 3. Melissa Kay Eaton — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Homecoming court 4; basketball 2-4. Tim Robert Eckert — track 2; football 2-4; basketball 2, 3; FCA 2-4. Toby Lyn Emerson — intramurals 4; Pep Club 2; Exch. Club 2; Vikettes 2; Senior Class Treas. Gregory Leo Emig — football 2; wrestling 2-4 Leanne May Endsley — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2; Student Council 2-4; YARC 4 Mark Conrad Engelder — intramurals 2-4; baseball 2-4, John Claussen Evans — Exch. Club 2- 4; football 2-4; Band 2-4; FCA 2; Pep Band 3, 4. Rodney Falls. Robert Alan Feitgan — Quest 4 Diana Leigh Ferklic — Choir 2, 3; Carousels 2. Kimberly Anne Ferrall — Exch. Club 2, 3; Drama Club 2, 3; Band 2-4; Valenian 3. 4; Quill Scroll 4; Pep Band 2, 3; All-State Band 3. 4. Julia Anna Field — VICA 3. 4 (sec. 3. 4); V-teens 2-4 (v. pres. 3. pres. 4); Choir 2; Student Fac. Senate 2. 3; Drama Club 2. Marty Filipowski — VICA 4; swimming 1, 2; Valenian 3, 4; Quill Scroll 3. 4 Carol Lee Fink — Pep Club 4; DECA 4 (pres. 3). Edward A. Foster — Band 2-4. Robert W. Frank — baseball 4 Glenn Frazee. 132 — Seniors Sanior quarterback for the an- nual Pep Club Powder Puff game, Missy Eaton prepares to pass to one of her receivers. Robert William Fryer — intramurals 3. 4; Choir 3, 4: Swing Choir 4. Raeann Elaine Garcia — Exch. Club 2-4; Student Council 2, 3; Student Fac. Senate 2. 3; Drama Club 2. Randy Ray Geer — intramurals 2, 3; basketball 2. Debbie Anne Gelopulos — DECA 4 (pari.) Kurtis Floyd Gesse — intramurals 2-4; football 2-4; baseball 2-4 Philip Stuart Glynn — intramurals 3; cross country 4; NHS 4; Exch. Club 4; swimming 2- 4; Student Council 4; FCA 2-4; Boys ' State 4 Jennifer S. Golding — intramurals 2-4; track 2-4; basketball 2, 3; volleyball 2-4; Band 2-4 David Goodrich — football 2, 3; (mgr); Choir 2-4. Drama Club 2- 4. Chuck E. Goodwin — intramurals 3. 4; golf 4; YARC 4 Kevin Lyle Goodwin. Andrea Granberry — intramurals 3; V-teens 2; Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4; Drama Club 2-4; Thes. 3, 4; Girls’ St Alt. 3 Bernie J. Gregorowicz — Quest 2-4. Elizabeth Anne Griffin — Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4; St. Council 2-4 (treas. 2, v. p. 3); Band 2-4 (pres. 4); Pep Band 4; All-State Orch. 4; All-State Band 3, 4; S F Senate 3. Tom Michael Gudino. Jody Ann Gutt — intramurals 2-4; OEA 4 (pres.); Exch. Club 2, 3; NHS 3. 4; FCA 2. 3; basketball 2. 3; Hoosier Girls ' State 3 Joseph J. Guzek. Thomas Lee Hall — football 3 (mgr.) Cynthia Marie Hallberg — Pep Club 2; Exch. Club 2, 3; Valenian 3. 4; Quill Scroll 3, 4. Seniors — 133 Robert Scott Harden — basketball 1-4; PVE teaching 4; baseball 3. Jean Hardesty — Intramurals 2-4; OEA 4; V-teens 3; Exch, Club 2-4; Choir 2-4; Flag Corp 4; Exch. Student to Norway 3. Genevra Anne Harris — Intramurals 3, 4; Exch. Club 2-4; Band 2-4; Pep Band 4; All-State Band 3. 4. Laurie Kathleen Hartman — track 2; Pep Club 2, 3; Choir 2. Karina Hathaway. Beth Marie Hawkins — Quest 2, 4. John B. Hay — Exch. Club 2; wrestling 2-4. Cindy Jean Heaster — OEA 4. Caroline Leah Hefner — FCA 3; Intramurals 4; track 2; Pep Club 2-4; Choir 2; Cheerleaders 2. 4; Expl. Teaching 4. Thomas Earl Henderson. Marlise Kirsten Henrichs — NHS 3, 4; Choir 4; Student Council 4; Drama Club 2-4 (sec. 3); Flag Corp 3; Thespians 3. 4. Sally Anna Herndon — Choir 2-4; Drama Club 2-4; Vikettes 4; Flag Corp 2, 3; Thespalns 3, 4; Swing Choir 3, 4. DeAnna Lynn Herr — OEA 4; Choir 2, 3. William George Hass — intramurals 3, 4; track 2-4; NHS 3, 4; basketball 2; football 2-4. Christopher Lon Hewlett — intramurals 4; VICA 4. Cynthia Lynn Hickey — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Student Council 2; tennis 1-4. David C. Hill. Cathy Ann Hillenbrand — track 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Exch. Club 2; VICA 4; basketball 2; FCA 3, 4. Pimm A. Hiller — intramurals 4; football 2. Laura Lea Hodge — intramurals 3; NHS 4; Band 2-4; Pep Band 2-4. John Hofferth. Wendi Anne Horwitz — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 2-4; Student Council 4; Student Fac. Senate 4; golf 2-4. Roxanne Hovey. Denise Marie Howard — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2, 3; Exch. Club 2, 3; volleyball 2; Band 2. Scott Alan Huber — Intramurals 4; football 2- 4; Band 2-4; Jazz Band 4. Douglas A. Hudgins — track 4. Dawn Deloris Hunt — Band 2. Sandra Dee Hurley. Julie Husmann. Stephen Crawford Ikeda — intramurals 4; NHS 3, 4; football 2; Band 2, 3; wrestling 2-4; baseball 2. 134 — Seniors Seniors await outcome of important race While sitting at the track, whether it be the Kentucky Derby or a high school meet, one anxiously awaits to see who will cross the finish line first. Comparably, the same situation was faced by the Class of 1981 as it cur- iously waited for the final grade point averages to be tabulated in February to fnd out who won the race for Vale- dictorian and Salutatorian. Sara Thompson, with a grade point average of 4.256, earned the title of Valedictorian, while Salutatorian Steve Ikeda followed closely behind with a 4.250. The outcome may have sur- prised some, since Steve was ranked first at the end of junior year, but Sara pulled ahead in the final lap. In addition to being copy editor for the 1981 VALENIAN, Sara was a member of Foreign Exchange Club, Quill Scroll, and National Honor So- ciety. Traveling was also a major part of Sara ' s high school years as she vis- ited New York during her sophomore year on the Domestic Exchange Pro- gram and travelled to France the sum- mer of her junior year through the Indi- ana University Language Honors Pro- gram. In the fall, Sara will attend Pur- due University for computer science. Steve was involved in a diversity of extra-curricular activities. He played baseball his sophomore year and wres- tled all through high school, acting as captain his senior year. In addition, he was a member of NHS, competed in the invitational math contests his junior year, played trumpet in concert band, and participated in NISBOVA. Steve will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study engineering. Following Sara and Steve in the top ten are: Mark Mundt, 4.229; John Steeves, 4.200; James Benton, 4.196; Cheryl Vocke, 4.194; Jacqueline 4.164; Susan Bondi, 4.097; Steel, 4.097; Karen Reshkin, Moore, Steven 4.054. — Mary Casto -r Mihoko Imada — Exch. Club 4: Exch. Student from Japan. Tedd Daniel Imm — VICA 4. Denise R. Jackson — intramurals 3, 4: Pep Club 4. Christopher Clair Jaroszewski — intramurals 2; baseball 2. Michael John Johnson — intramurals 4: Exch. Club 2; swimming 2. 3: PVE teacher 4; Band 2-4; Jazz Band 3, 4; Pep Band 2-4; All State Band 3, 4. Scott Michael Johnson. Deborah Jo Johnston — V-Teens 4; Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 4; Student Council 3, 4 (trees. 4). Robert Joseph Jones — intramurals 2, 4; baseball 2-4. Diane Elaine Kassner — Pep Club 2; Exch. Club 2; Choir 2. Jacqueline Marie Keaton. 1 LeAnn A. Keen — intramurals 3, 4; Pep Club 4; Exch. Club 2; Domestic Exch. Club 2; FCA 2. Brian Thomas Keene — Quest 3. Daryle Lee Keller — track 2-4; NHS 4; basketball 2-4; football 2-4; FCA 2. 4; Boys ' State 3; PVE teaching 2. Mark Robert Kendrick — intramurals 2-4; football 2; golf 2-4. Timothy William Kent — VICA 3, 4. i Seniors — 135 Seniors exert time, energy to support VHS Lynne Denise Kenworthy — NHS 4; swimming 1-3; Student Council 3- 4; Drama Club 2-4 (treas. 4); Thespians 3-4. Darrell Gean Kirk — intramurals 2: track 2: VICA 3-4; Choir 2: Band 2. Kelly Lynn Kleehammer — intramurls 2-3; Explor. teach. 4. Mike Kent Kluth — intramurals 2- 4; golf 3. 4; tennis 2; Sr. class pres. Kevin Gene Knoernschild — intramurals 3. 4; football 2-4; wrestling 2. 3; baseball 2 Steven S. Kobak — intramurals 4; tennis 2; wrestling 1-3. Larry L. Koebcke — PVE teaching 4. Edward William Kolar — intramurals 3; Exch. Club 2. 3; swimming 1-4 Kevin L. Korgel — football 2-4 Andre Kratz — intramurls 2-4 Michael Edward Krieger — intramurals 4; cross country 2; ECA 2-4; wresiting 2. 3; baseball 2. 3 Wendy Sue Kueck. Scott Martin Kuzemka — VICA 3. 4 Lisa Anne Kyes — Exch. Club 2-3; Drama Club 2-3; Band 2; Valenian 3; DECA 3. (v. pres. 4); Quill Scroll 3. 4 Dianne Lafferty — Pep Club 4; Choir 2-4; Valenian 3 Laurie Lynn Lambert — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; Exch. Club 2. 3 (sec. 4); NHS 3-4; swimming 2; basketball 2, 3; Student Council 2-4; ECA 2-4; Jr class treas. Jeff Landgrebe. 136 — Seniors Kevin Leffew — Intramurals 3, 4: track 2; football 2-4; wrestling 2-4 Richard Eugene Leib. William D. Lemmon — intramurals 2-4; VICA 3; tennis 2. Timothy Joe Leveritt — track 2, 4; basketball 2; football 2-4; wrestling 2; Stunt Man 2-4. Denise Christine Lewis — track 3. 4; Exch. Club 3; volleyball 3 (mgr.). Frederick William Lewis — intramurals 2-4; VICA 4 (treas.). Bradley David Lichtenberger — track 3, 4; football 2-4; FCA 3, 4; wrestling 2-4; baseball 2. Lisa J. Loeffler — track 2; Pep Club 2-4; Exch. Club 2; PVE teaching 4. Bryan Lolkema. Bruce Alan Louderback — basketball 2; football 2; Band 2. 3; Jazz Band 3. Helen H. Lucaitis — intramurals 2. 3; V-teens 4; Exch. Club 2-4; tennis 2; YARC 3. James Andrew Ludwig — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 3. 4; NHS 3. 4 Eva Marie Lundewall — intramurals 2-4; NHS 4; golf 2-4 James Raymond Lynch — intramurals 2-4; track 2; NHS 4; football 2-4 Ross W. MacLennan — intramurals 3. 4; tennis 2. Norman Thomas Madrilejo — intramurals 4; football 3. Tamara Jo Magnetti — intramurals 2. 3; Pep Club 2, 3; track 2; V-teens 4; Band 2-4; volleyball 2 (mgr ). Karen Ann Makavich — intramurals 3, 4; Pep Club 2-4; Student Council 3, 4; volleyball 3; Sr. Class Sec.; Drama Club 2 Suzanne Maria Manage. Michelle Marie Mannel — Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3. 41 (sec. 4); Vikettes 2-4 (pres. 4); gymnastics 2- 4. Mark Michael Marencik — basketball 2; tennis 2; golf 2-4. Steven Jay Markowitz — intramurals 4. Kristine Lynne Marshall — intramurals 4; track 2- 4; NHS 3. 4; volleyball 2-4; Pep Band 4; Band 2-4. Todd E. Martin — intramurals 2; VICA 3. Soonja Masters — intramurals 2-4; OEA 4; Pep Club 2-4; Exch. Club 2-4; Domestic Exchange 3, 4. Summer Exch. Student to Japan 3. Tara Lynne McAleer — intramurals 3, 4; track 2; OEA 4; Pep Club 2. 3. John Todd McBride — intramurals 2-4; Band 2-4. Laurie Leah McCorkel. Beth Ann McDowell — Pep Club 2; V- teens 3, 4; tennis 2. Kathleen Ellen McGuire. Seniors — 137 Jim B. McGuirl. Brian Charles McKee — intramurals 4: track 4; Drama Club 2-4; Thespians 3. 4. Lori Ann McKesson — Choir 2. 3; DECA 2. 3. Elizabeth Ann McNamara — Pep Club 2; Choir 2; DECA 3. (V. pres 4). Adria Gail Medema — Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3, 4; swimming 2; gymnastics 2-4; Flag Corp 4. Chuck L. Mertz — track 3; football 3. 4; wrestling 2-4 Michael Curtis Metrakos — intramurals 4; Exch. Club 2, 3; Student Council 2. James R. Meyer — track 2-4; swimming 2 Kenton Scott Meyer — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 2. 3; PVE leaching 4 Kandi Dee Meyers — intramurals 4; Pep Club 2-4; YARC 4; Student Fac. Senate (pres. 4). Kim A. Micciche — Intramurals 2, 3; track 2; Pep Club 2-4; volleyball 2; Student Council 2, 3. Jerry Millender — VICA 3; basketball 2. Chris Peter Miller — Band 2, 3; wrestling 2-4; football 2. Darlene Ann Miller — OEA 4. Steven J. Miller — intramurals 3. 4; basketball 2; football 2-4. Joanne Irene Mischenko — track 2-4; NHS 4; swimming 2-4; Student Council 2-4; Band 2-4; Pep Band 2- 4; All State Band 3, 4 Karen Ruth Molitoris — Intramurals 3. 4; Exch. Club 2; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 4; Girl ' s State George Moncilovich — football 2-4. Jacqueline Marie Moore — NHS 3, 4; Drama Club 2-4; Band 2-4; Jazz band 2-4; Pep Band 3, 4; Thespians 3. 4 Jerald D. Moran — intramurals 3, 4; football 2; wrestling 2. Antoinette Jane Morgano — Pep Club 2-4; VICA 4; Choir 2; Student Council 2; Drama Club 2; Vikettes 2, 3 Kristen Jeanne Mrziak — track 2; Pep Club 2-4; FCA 2. Mike Scott Mueller — intramurals 4; football 2-4 Laura Dawn Muench. Mark O. Mundt — intramurals 2-4; NHS 3. 4; baseball 2-4; National Merit semi-finalist 4; basketball 2-4 (stats.); Boys ' State 3 (alt ). Stave Munoz. Kevin Murphy — football 2-4; baseball 2-4 Julie Ann Neeley — intramurals 2, 4; Pep Club 2-4; Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 4; basketball 2; swimming 2 (Mgr.); golf 3, 4; YARC 4; VTO 3. Joanne Nelson — intramurals 3, 4; Pep Club 2; Student Council 2-4. Tracy Leo Nemeth — Pep Club 3, 4; Homecoming Queen 4; Soph Vice Pres.; Student Fac. Senate 4; Student Council 2. 3, (Pres.) 4; FCA 4: cheerleader 3; YARC 3, 4 138 — Seniors Seniors Liven after school hours with zany acting group 1980-81 AH-HA GROUP-Front Row; Kathy Satterlee, Andrea Granberry, Susan Roberts. Back Row: Mike Stavreff. Mark Daniels, Kel- ly Brant, Chris Stark, Donna Garrett, Eric Brant. n One would never think that a golf course is the place to discover a name for a group of actors. However, the AH-HA group received its name when two members were walking home from school and began smashing mush- rooms. Simultaneously they’d scream “ah-ha” when one would discover a new patch of fungi. A branch of the Drama Club, seniors Eric Brant. Chris Stark. Mike Stavreff and junior Kelly Brant were the original members of the Improvisational group. Chris Stark explained. " AH-HA helps us learn how to react in situations we are not accustomed to.” The group’s scripts were never cen- sored unless sponsor Alice Noble used them for a public performance. Ms. Noble encouraged groups of this type to form. Eric Brant explained. “We have set the mold since no one has ever attempted this.” Scripts were written and co-written by Eric and Kelly Brant, were Stavreff and Mark Daniels. The skits ranged from morgue scenes to parodies on the Dating Game. This was the first year AH-HA pre- sented two shows. “Temporary Insan- ity” and “Chronic Lunacy” were per- formed for the student body after school in the auditorium. — Mary Scholl Lori Lynn Netzhammer — Pep Club 4; Exch. Club 2-4; Student Council 2: Student Fac. Senate 2: Summer Exch. Student to Sweden 3 Kathleen Marie Nightingale — intramurals 3: FCA 3, 4; Pep Club 2-4 (sec.-treas. 4); Band 2. John Patrick Niland — intramurals 4: Exch. Club 2: swimming 2-4; Band 2; FCA 3, 4 Pamela R. Noble — Pep Club 4 Joan Mae O’Connell — PVE teaching 4. Mark E. Overton — intramurals 2. 3 Rhonda Rachel Owens — intramurals 3; Exch. Club 4; Band 2. 3 Amy E. Paris — Quest 4. Nancy Lynn Parkes — V-teens 2: VICA 4 Sheryl Sue Pauley — Choir 2: Drama Club 2, 3; Flag Corp 2. 3; Swing Choir 3, 4. Seniors — 139 Gary Michael Pavich — intramurals 3: football 2-4 David Chapman Pearce — VICA 3, 4. David Allen Pedavoli — track 2; VICA 3. Brenda Lee Pence. Catherine Mary Peters — Pep Club 4; V-teens 4; Choir 2; Drama Club 2-4; Vikettes 4; Flag Corp 3; Thespians 3, 4; Swing Choir 3, 4. Jonathan Philip Philips — VICA 3, 4; basketball 2-4; (mgr.); FCA 2- 4 (pres. 4); Boys’ State. Suzanne Marie Philips — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2-4; FCA 2, 3; Homecoming Court 4; basketball 2. 3. Kevin Arthur Phipps — intramurals 3, 4; Exch. Club 2; YARC 3, 4. Del L. Pittman — track 3, 4; YARC 4; football 2-4; wrestling 1-4 Andrea Suzanne Platt — Exch. Club 2; NHS 4; swimming 2-4 (mgr ); Band 2-4; Pep Band 2, 4. Julia Diana Poncher — intramurals 4; track 2; Pep Club 2; Exch. Club 2; Student Council 4; Band 2. 3; FCA 3. 4; gymnastics 2- 4 Karen Leigh Porter. Maggie Cyrille Potis — track 2, 3; Pep Club 2; DECA 3; swimming 2-4; gymnastics 1-3. Pamela Sue Powell — Pep Club 2-3; Exch. Club 2, 3; volleyball 2; Band 2. Robert L. Prescott — intramurals 4; cross country 2; Boy’s State 3. Margaret Ann Proctor — Exch. Club 2; Choir 4; Drama Club 2-4; Thespains 2-4. Andrew James Rader — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 2, 3; Choir 4; Drama Club 4; NHS 4. Angela A. Ranalli — Pep Club 2-4 (pres. 4); Homecoming Court 4; NHS 3, 4; Student Council 2-4; Class V. Pres. 3, 4; Valenian 4. Donald Joseph Raymond — basketball 2; football 2-4; baseball 3. 4. Donald Edwin Rea — Swing Choir 3. 4. Melanie Beth Redding — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 2; Exch. Club 2-4; basketball 2; Soph. Class Treas.; tennis 2-4; Valenian 3, 4; Quill Scroll 3, 4; Dom. Exch. 4. Joe E. Redelman. Erica Helen Reggie — Pep Club 2-4; NHS 3, 4; swimming 1, 3; FCA 3, 4; gymnastics 1-4; Girls’ State 3; DAR Award 4. David Renshaw. Karen Marie Reshkin — Student Council 2. 4; NHS 3, 4; Student Fac. Senate 3; Drama Club 3; Orchestra 2, 3. Nicholas M. Reynolds — Exch. Club 4; Band 2-4; Jazz Band 2-4; YARC 4. Chris Risley. Teena Maree Robbins — OEA 4; NHS 3. 4 Douglas Lloyd Roberts — intramurals 2; DECA 4; golf 2, 3. Richard Earl Roberts — Drama Club 2-4 (v. pres. 4); Thespians 3, 4; wrestling 2, 3. 140 — Seniors Seniors attract attention After being elected Sheriff for Student Government Dey, Green party candi- date Todd Van Kep- pel gets sworn into office on April 30. (V-M photo) Diane Leslie Robinson — OEA 4 (V. pres ); Exch. Club 4; Drama Club 2: Vikettes 4; Flag Corp 2. Kathleen Mary Robinson — OEA 4; Pep Club 2-4; diving 2. Kimberly Dawn Rudd — track 2-4; Pep Club 2, 3; V-teens 4; Exch. Club 2; basketball 2. Rodney Lee Rumford — intramurals 2-4; cross country 2; YARC 4. Jeffrey Jay Rutt — intramurals 3. 4; Exch. Club 2; swimming 2-4. Ruben Paul Sacks. Kathleen M. Samay — Choir 2-4; Pep Club 4; PVE teaching 4. Kathleen Ann Satterlee — Pep Club 4; Exch. Club 2; swimming 1, 2; Drama Club 2-4; Vikettes 2-4 (sec.-treas.); Thespains 3, 4; YARC 3; AH-HA 2-4 Robin J. Sausman — Quest 3, 4. Mark Robert Schenck — intramurals 4; swimming 2 Neil A. Schroeder — intramurals 4; VICA 4; football 2-4; wrestling 2. Thomas John Schroeder — Choir 3. 4; Drama Club 4; Orchestra 1-4; Jazz Band 2; Swing Choir 4 Steve R. Schuck — VICA 3, 4; swimming 1-4. Seniors — 141 t Dawn Marie Schueler — intramurals 2-4; Pep Club 4; NHS 3, 4; basketball 2, 3: tennis 2-4; FCA 2-4; PVE teaching 4; YARC 4. Bruce A. Scott — intramurals 2-4; basketball 2-4 (stats). Jennifer Dawn Scott — OEA 4. Timothy Lee Selby — intramurals 2. 4; football 2. 3 Heather Colleen Sexton — Pep Club 2; swimming 3; V-teens 4. Kelly Shadrick — Exch. Club 2; NHS 3, 4; Choir 2. 4; Drama Club 2-4; Thespians 4 Nean-Pong Shih — baseball 2-4 Alan D. Shinabarger — intramurals 2. Connie L. Shoemaker — Pep Club 4; Exch. Club 2. Mary Siebert — DECA 3, 4 (treas. 3). Randall Richard Sienkowski — intramurals 3, 4; cross country 2-4; track 2-4; NHS 3, 4 (v. pres. 4); FCA 2-4; basketball 2 (stats 3. 4). Joyce Arlene Smith — intramurals 3; Exch. Club 2, 3. Todd Karsten Smith — VICA 4; Football 2. Scott Ray Snodgrass — football 2-4; wrestling 2. 4; Stuntman 2, 3; King of Hearts Prince 4. Edward Mark Solomon — basketball 2-4; golf 4; football 2; baseball 2. 1980 BOYS ' AND GIRLS’ STATE DELEGATES- Front Row: Karen Molitoris, Jody Gutt, Erica Reggie. Back Row: Dan Speckhard. Jon Philips, Daryle Keller, Eric Amundson. Seniors who qualifies to go to State? — Jennifer Frame “Vote for me! I guarantee a job well done!” This slogan may have been seen and heard on the walls and in the halls last summer at Indiana State University in Terre Haute by the seven seniors repre- senting VHS at Boys’ and Girls ' State. Mr. Martin Miller, social studies depart- ment chairman and the American Legion coordinator for this area, explained that Boys’ and Girls’ State provide “an oppor- tunity for students to get involved in politi- cal decision making.” Students were nominated through fac- ulty recommendation, based on leader- ship ability and participation in student government. Delegates were then chosen by the Guidance Office. Each was spon- sored by a Valparaiso organization. During their week at ISU, delegates learned governmental procedures by par- ticipating in a mock election. Divided into parties and counties, each student worked as a campaign manager or ran for an office. If elected, delegates took their offices and served for the week. In addition to the general program, spe- cial activities such as a band, talent show and a special assembly with a guest speaker were provided for the delegates. 142 — Seniors Hubert E. Sowers. Daniel John Speckhard — intramurals 3, 4; Boy ' s State 3. Robert Spencer. Richard Spicola. Starla Lee Spoor — OEA 4; Pep Club 4. Anne Margaret Stark — track 2. 3: Exch. Club 2, 3 (treas. 2); Band 2-4; Drama Club 2. 3; Pep Band 2. Christopher G. Stark — basketball 2; Drama Club 2-4 (sec.): Choir 4; Thespians 3. 4; Swing Choir 4; AH- HA 2-4 Michael Francis Stavreff — NHS 4; Drama Club 2-4 (treas. 4); Band 2-4; Jazz Band 2-4; Pep Band 2-4; Thespians 4; AH-HA 2-4. Kimberly St. Clair. Rhonda L. Stedman — Choir 2. 3; Carousels 3. Steve G. Steel — intramurals 4; VICA 3, 4 (V. pres ): YARC 4. John Leslie Steeves — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 2; NHS 3. 4 (pres. 4); Student Council 2, 3; Drama Club 2; Nat. Merit Semi-Finalist 4. Paul Keith Steinbrecher — intramurals 4; Exch. Club 3; tennis 3; Band 3. Bruce Douglas Stombaugh — intramurals 3; football 2-4; DECA 4. Peggy Lynn Stone — intramurals 3. 4; Pep Club 2, 3; Student Council 2, 3. Anne Elizabeth Stratton — intramurals 4; Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3, 4; Swimming 2-4; Band 2-4; Pep Band 3. 4; Nat. Merit Semi-Finalist 4, Martin Andrew Stritof — intramurals 2-4; Exch. Club 2; VICA 3 (treas.). Pamela Sue Summers — OEA 4. Lisa Sumner. Wanda Lee Sutherlin — Drama Club 3; Exch. Club 3; Choir 2-4. Shannon Swann — Exch. Club 2- 4; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 2; Drama Club 2; Band 2-4; Jazz Band 2-4; Pep Band 2-4. Tom Swanson — intramurals 3: football 2. Debra Gail Talmadge. Darlene Taylor. Robert Teachout. Susan Beth Telschow — Exch. Club 2; NHS 3. 4; basketball 2; FCA 2. Brian James Terpstra — Band 2. Jonathan David Thomas — intramurals 4; track 2; basketball 2-4; FCA 2-4. Linda Thompson. Sara Lynn Thompson — Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3. 4; Student Council 2; Drama Club 2: Valenian 3, 4 (co- ed. 4); Quill Scroll 4; Nat. Merit Semi-Finalist 4; Dom. Exch. 2. Seniors — 143 Seniors led by primeval Viking mascot Mark A. Thoreson — Choir 2-4; Pep Band 3; Swing Choir 3. 4; Nat. Merit Semi-Finalist 4 Judy Ann Tiebert — OEA 4; Pep Club 2-4; Band 2 Jeffrey Trainer. Dean Francis Triscik — intramurals 2. 4. Todd Warren Trowbridge — VICA 4 (pres.); football 2-4; wrestling 2-4 Brenda Kay Tucker — OEA 4; Choir 2, 3. Melissa Ann Tucker — intramurals 2-4; OEA 4; Pep Club 2-4; Homecoming Court 4; Band 2; cheerleader 2-4. Timothy John Turner — intramurals 2-4; baseball 2-4. Glenn Mayer Uber — Lincoln Way H.S. Band 2-4; Pep Band 3, 4; Speech Team 2, 3. Laura Marie Ulman — intramurals 2, 3; OEA 4 (treas ); Exch. Club 2, 3; Student Council 4; volleyball 2, 3. Annelies Urell — Exch. Student from Denmark Michael James Vaka — VICA 3. 4 (pres ); basketball 2; football 4; baseball 4; Drama Club 2 Dalynn Marie Valette — intramurals 2; Dorn. Exch. 2, 3; volleyball 2. Mark Douglas Vanhook — football 2; wrestling 2, 3. Todd William Van Keppel — intramurals 3. 4; NHS 3, 4; football 2-4; Student Council 3; FCA 2-4; baseball 2-4. Robert G. Vendl — intramurals 3, 4; cross country 4; track 2-4; wrestling 2. Franklin Thomas Venturini. Mona Vesterbaek — V- teens 4; Exch. Club 4; Exch. Student from Denmark. Cheryl Lynn Vocke — track 2-4; Exch. Club 2-4; NHS 3, 4 (treas. 4); swimming 2-4; St. Council 3. 4; FCA 3. 4; VTO 2-4 Susan Eilleen Vondran — Pep Club 2-4 (sec treas. 3); NHS 4; Jr. Class Sec.; Valenian 4; golf 2, 3; cheerleader 2. William M. Walters — VICA 4; Choir 4; Swing Choir 4. Charles Wark — VICA 3 (pres ). Stacey Lynn Waymire — Pep Club 2-4; Student Council 2-4; FCA 3; Vikettes 2; cheerleader 4. 144 — Seniors Seniors Not Pictured Agee, Kevin Allen, Jeannine Asbury, Michael Beckett, Charles Berg, Eric Bonzani, Brian Bryan, Tamara Chan, Sue Clark, James Cusick, Richard Eichelbarg, John Eichelberg, Matthew Espie, David Farrell, Mary Feldman, Erik Foreman, Scott Fritts, Karon Gilmore, Lori Goble, William Hall, Leila Hammond, Paul Harris, Carla Hatchett, Rodney Heimberg, Susan Inches, Kevin Jarrett, Shannon Johnson, Arlin Kneitel, Robert Kohihoff, Melanie LaBarr, Sheryl Langley, Scott Lynch, Cathy March, Scott Martin, Vicki Mattoon, Sheryl McDaniels, Eugene Mockler, Scott Norfleet, Paula Novak, Cheryl Pittman, Allan Powers, Polly Pullins, Walter Reed, Jon Rhew, Steven Rose, Willard Rucker, David Sulich, David Tat, Hong Turpin, Shari Vercos, Anastasia Walters, Tomi Warber, Dante Wu, Wanda Zell, Patty Mary Ruth Webb — Pep club 2; Choir 2, 3; Drama Club 2-4; Swing C hoir 4. Valerie Anne Weber — Band 2-4; Pep Band 4; Valenian 4; Quill Scroll 4. Kenneth E. Wehner — track 2-4. Brian Patrick Weichert — YARC 3; intramurals 3. Kathy Renee Wells — Pep Club 4. Mary Bridget Welsh. Ann Margaret Wesley — V-teens 3, 4 (sec. 4); Exch. Club 3. 4; Choir 2; Valenian 4; Quill Scroll 4. Susan Elaine Wessel — Pep Club 4; V- teens (sec. 3; treas. 4); NHS 3. 4; Choir 2-4; Vikettes 2-4; Swing Choir 4. Suzanne Donna West — V- teens 3; Choir 2, 3. Scott R. Westergren — ICT (sec. treas. 4). Robert Wheeler — intramurals 2-4; VICA 3. Brenda White. Connie Sue Wilhelm —intramurals 2-4; track 2. 3; Pep Club 2-4; Exch. Club 2, 3; Choir 2, 3. Kevin Winters. Alice May Wixon. John Wayne Wixon. Kathy Woodrich — V-teens 3; Exch. Club 3; Nat. Merit Finalist 4; Orchestra 2- 4 Laura L. Wood — Intramurals 3, 4; Pep Club 2-4; V-teens 4; Student Council 3. 4; Soph. Class Sec ' y: Student Fac. Senate 4; FCA 4. Sherry Woodruff. Mark F. Zoll — VICA 3. 4. Scott Eric Zombik — wrestling 2. Seniors 145 Alexander, Waller Allen, Jody Allison, Jeff Arnett, Vicki Atherton, Kimberly Atwell, Susan Austin, Lena Azar, Nicole Baer, David Bard, Susan Barkhausen, William Barnes, Jack Bartelmann, Robert Barton, Charles Bauer, Billy Beach, Sandra Beck, Margaret Beeg, Ellen Beiser, Kathryn Benedict, Brett Bengel, Mark Bergstedt, Doug Bergstrom, Bonnie Berkoski, Laura Juniors work QS Q team to prepare prom Teamwork and preparation are neces- sary whenever people set out to accom- plish something. The Junior Class found this true as they prepared for their main activity of the year, the annual prom. With an early start, this year’s juniors worked together as a team to raise mon- ey by holding their first car wash in Spring 1980. They held another in Fall 1980, making $227, the most ever made at one VHS car wash. Another fund-raising Ac- tivity included bake sales during the lunch hour in the commons. Responsible for leading the 487 juniors. Junior Class officers met with class spon- sors Lance Leach and Ruth Williamson to discuss their ideas about the prom’s theme and decorations. After deciding upon the theme Pacific Paradise, class officers held several meet- ings for any juniors willing to work on prom. Breaking up into different commit- tees, interested juniors worked together on preparations. In addition to prom planning, juniors were also concerned with taking SAT tests and preparing for college. — Mary Casto 146 — Juniors Bieker, Brenda Bisacky, James Blagojevich, Donna Bluemel, Beverly Bolde, Lisa Borders, MaryEHen Brady, Laurie Brandt, Wayne Brant, Kelly Brauer, Elizabeth Brault, Mark Brockopp, Kristina Brown, Brenda Bubik, Rick Buchanan, Gina Buche, Jennifer Buchmeier, Gregg Bucich, Christopher Buck, David Buis, David Byas, Russell Cannon, Eric Cannon, Karen Carlos, Joselito Carmichael, David Carullo, Ellen Casto, Robert Chaplin, Shelly Chiabai, Laura Chilian, Jeanne Christy, Glenn Ciciora, David Claesgans, Karen Clarke, James Clifford, Dean Clouse, Diana Collins, Chuck Comeford, Tom Condon, Kimberly Cooke, Karl Cooley, Robert Coppage, Glenn Cornett, Virginia Cornman, Richard Cottos, Jeffrey Craker, Arthur Crider, Kimberly Czekai, Barbara Dahl, Diana Daniels, Mark Davenport, Tina Davidson, Robert Davis, Clifford DeBruyn, Christopher Degeneffe, Greg Detp, Kristin Devin, Lisa Diehl, James Dobbins, Gregg Doelling, Erin Donley, Rebecca Doty, Lisa Dougherty, John Douglas, Lisa Juniors — 147 Juniors achieve new identic with license Besides the challenge of the PSAT’s and SAT’s, most students find they are faced with another challenge during their junior year: taking their driving test. Why the great desire for this small laminated card? For some stu- dents, getting one’s license means get- ting a car. For others, the handy I.D. ends the family bus service. Yet in gen- eral, a license represents the coming of age. What can teenagers expect during this important turning point of their adolescense? Sweaty palms . . . upset stomach . . . nausea? Possibly all of the above, yet most feel the tests were not quite as nerve-ending as expected. Juniors Dale Koetke and Mitch Kim concurred that the written examination was unexpectedly simple. “I shouldn’t have done any preparation because it was so easy,” added Cindy Willis. Students find that it takes a two week advanced scheduling for the five to ten minute driving portion. Parallel parking seems unanimously to be the initial dreaded aspect, but obvious er- rors such as exceeding the speed limit are committed, students reported. To aid in driving experience and learning the rules of the road, VHS of- fered a Driver Education Course which included behind-the-wheel driving, and in-car observation. Driver Ed. student Sheila E. Schroeder had no apprehension about behind-the-wheel or the written test. In contrast, Joe Prahlow looked at paral- lel parking as his greatest obstacle, and David Klemz was prepared to avoid turning into a one-way street. So fasten your seatbelt, lock your door, adjust your mirrors, and conquer the road in a fearless fashion as many juniors already have. — Jennifer Stritof Dowd, Glenn Duncan, Betty Dunleavy, Michael Dunn, Greg Dunn, Sharon Durham, Tamera Eberhardt, Angela Eder, Jeffrey At a prarequiaite to get- ting her driver’s license, junior Tammy Durham takes her written exam before the actual driving teat. Edgecomb, James Egolf, Elizabeth Ehlers, Elizabeth Ehlers, Richard Eichorn, Linda Engel, Gary Erker, Melanie Ernst, Ellen Erricheillo, Dennis Erwin, Robin Ewald, Susan Farrington, Doug Felts, Lauraine Ferrell, Susan Fifield, Earl Finley, Donald Frame, Jennifer Frederick, Jeri Freeman, Andy Frieske, David Fuller, Benjamin Galey, James Gallagher, John Gariup, Alex 148 — Juniors Garrett, Donna Gates, Eric Gebhardt, Heidi Geiaen, Laurie George, William Gilger, David Gilmore, Matthew Gingerich, Whitney Glenn, Lisa Glenn, Mary Glinski, Ann Golando, Susan Gomez, Marla Good, Eric Gott, Janit Gray, Nancy Greer, Dwayne Grelling, Kevin Grieger, Gail Guzek, JoAnn Haller, Donner Hane, Beth Harden, Roger Harms, Jeffrey Harrington, Michael HaspI, Gina Hauser, Richard Hauser, Robert Heath, Jennifer Hebert, Brad Heinz, Michael Helge, Michael Helms, Heidi Hendrixson, Cheryl Hess, Diana Hess, Justine Hewlett, Michael Hiener, Toni Hills, Nancy Hislope, Bonnia Hoard, Sandra Hodge, Barbara Hodurek, Elizabeth Hofferth, James Honchar, Jackie House, Patricia Houser, Helen Howard, Bernard Howard, Christopher Howard, Nancy Howe, Jeffery Hreha, Chris Hroma, Laura Hughes, Donald Huguenard, James Huhn, Tammy Hull, Elizabeth Husmann, Christy Hutton, Dayna Hutton, Joseph Ingram, Julie Jessop, Laura Johnston, Michael Jones, Christopher Juniors — 149 Jones, Ginger Jonee, Keith Joyce, Patrick Julian, Jennifer Kallay, Katinka Kallay, Laurie Kaaich, Krste Kendall, Janet Kern, Teresa Kim, Mitchel Kleist, Greg Klemz, David Klinedinst, Tim Knightly, Anne Knoblock, Greg Koberna, Susan Koch, Jeffrey Koetke, Dale Koskey, Anne Kovach, Gregg Kratzenberg, Dawne Krause, Karla Kroeger, Eric Krueger, Paulette Ku, Peter Kuehl, Robert Kuhrts, Chip Kuuskvere, Tom Lamberson, Jeff Lang, Paul Lasky, Pam Lauridsen, Denise Lazar, Timothy Lee, Scott Leggitt, Gerald Lemke, Michael Leonard, Brian Lethen, Eric Lippens, Scott Lomas, Eileen Lott, John Kendall Ludwig, Greg Luebke, Kevin Lynch, Elizabeth Madrid, Paul Madrilejo, Robert Malackowski, Patrick Malasto, Tom Mandernach, Debra Mangel, Thomas Mankin, Timothy Marine, Scott Marquez, Kathryn Marr, Deborah Marshall, Denise Marshall, Frank Martin, Dan Martin, Jill Martin, Joe Mathews, Donald Mathieu, Deborah Matsey, Karen Maupin, Loretta McAleer, Deana 150 — Juniors “Looking through college handbooks, Juniors Mark Urs- chell and Pam Lasky check SAT requirements.” Juniors begin preparing for their futures Tick . . . Tick . . . Tick . . . The clock counts down the minutes, the seconds. The pressure is on! The room is filled with dead silence as everyone concentrates on what may be one of the most important tests they will ever take — the SAT. Broken up into separately timed verbal and mathematical sections, the multiple- choice Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) measures a person’s abilities in these areas. Calculating reading comprehension and vocabulary, the verbal section usually results In lower scores than the math section that involves arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. These results are used by colleges to predict a student’s probable academic performance in college. Usually taking the SAT in May, juniors prepared for the test by reading a booklet prepared by the Educational Testing Service that was available in the Guidance Office. The booklet provided guidelines for taking the SAT, explanations of the questions, and sample questions for practice. In order to have their test scores sent to the universities or scholarship programs of their choice, students listed schools and intended majors when they registered to take the test. Indiana University, Purdue University, and Ball State University were the top three schools selected by students. Of the various career possibilities, the top three intended fields of study were business, health careers, and engineering. •Mary Casto McBride, Cheryl McChristian, Joseph McColley, Mary McDannel, James McGill, Sandi McGuirl, Lisa Mclnerney, Margaret McKibben, Daniel McManus, Cathy McMichael, Lori McNeil, Michelle Mead, Lori Merryman, David Metrakos, Karen Meyer, Laura Meyer, Melanie Juniors — 151 Milianta, Gina Millar, Kirsten Miller, Barbara Miller, Jeffery Miller, Matthew Milosevich, Jennifer Mishler, Kathy Mitchell, Dennis Mohr, Jennifer Moncilovich, Milan Moore, Kelly Moseley, Kristen Moxley, Bradford Munoz, Rebecca Murphy, Maureen Mutka, Mike Naillieux, Bruce Neis, Laura Juniors hope to create a VHS slumber par tradition Imagine running down the halls of VHS at midnight in your pajamas and sleeping between the fiction bookcases in the Learning Center. Although these activities may seem impossible, 45 junior girls did both when they spent the night in the high school at the Junior Slumber Party. Held Friday, October 17, the slumber party was organized by juniors Angie Eberhardt and Debbie Mandarnach. Faculty members Liz Brown and Judy Lebryk chaperoned the all-nighter. Open to 50 junior girls, the sign-up required a $2.50 fee for pizza, kool aid, potato chips, donuts, and milk. The party began at 10:30 p.m. and lasted until 8 the next morning. Although Flashlight Tag in the VHS hallways was the most unusual activity of the evening, the girls did all the things typical of most slumber parties: talk, eat, braid hair, watch movies, and listen to records. A few girls stayed up and talked the entire night, but most slept at least an hour in the Learning Center, or the home ec. room. “We all had a great time,” said Angie Eberhardt, “and we really appreciated Mrs. Lebryk and Ms. Brown’s support; without them we couldn’t have had it.” She added that because of the party’s success, she hopes it becomes a tradition not only for juniors, but for all girls. -Jennifer Frame Newcomb, John Newhard, Christine Nguyen, Ty Nguyen, Vui Nightingale, Lance Nolen, Deborah Norris, Julie Novak, Robert O ' Connor, Patrick O ' Dell, Michael Olszewski, Nancy Ostling, Allan Overton, Jacquelyn Owen, Renee Page, Jennifer Page, Scott 152-Juniors After a game of Flashlight Tag Angie EberhardI, Debbie Man- darnach, and Lisa McGuirl take time out to talk. Palmer, Howard Peloso, Deborah Pence, Shanna Peters, Cynthia Peterson, Troy Philips, Doug Piazza, Christopher Pierce, Kevin Pisarski, Cary Pitts, Stephen Platt, Jody Polarek, Dwayne Polite, Joseph Polizotto, Bard Poncher, Jane Potis, John Powers, Rex Prahlow, Joe Pyle, James Quiggle, David Rains, Ronald Ranalli, Rina Rast, Peter Ray, Larry Rea, Terry Reaman, Michael Redman, Dana Reed, Douglas Reichard, Thomas Reiner, Mark Reno, Rebecca Reschke, Susan Resh, Tammy Rettinger, John Reynolds, Stacy Rhew, Ronald Richie, James Risk, Susan Ritchea, Darrell Juniors-153 Roberts, Carol Roberts, Susan Robertson, Karen Rogers, Duane Rogness, Judith Roser, Sandra Rubel, Victoria Runk, Roger Russell, Thomas Sachs, Tom Salo, Russell Scheller, Marianne Schemehorn, Andrew Schena, Robert Schiek, Michael Scholl, Mary Schroeder, Dan Schroeder, Rachel Schroeder, Sheila Schroer, Stacey Schuck, Alan Schultz, Sandra Schumaker, John Scroggin, David Sensenbuagh, Rebecca Shaver, Jeffrey Shepard, Kevin Sheridan, Dawn Shinall, Deborah Siar, Richard Silhavy, Tammy Sims, Jon Simson, Jane Sinclair, Sandra Smitherman, Greg Snyder, Amy Sorenson, Jonathon Sovich, Timothy Sperry, George Spriggs, Kevin Spring, David Stalbaum, Thomas Staley, Nancy Stamper, James Standiford, Blaine Stark, Rebecca Stalling, Eric Stipp, Les Stokes, Kenneth Stone, Rhonda Stratton, Julie Stritof, Jennifer Stuebig, Laland Sturdevant, Laura Sullivan, Holly Sutton, Scott Juniors discover mary new challenges each year 154 — Juniors Beckett, Tammy Bereaford, Steve Berg, Michelle Biaacky, John Bloaaom, Ronald Blunk, Jackie Bryan, Jack Carlaon, John Dillard, Mike Ellia, Patrick Giacobbe, David Giorgi, Paul Juniors not pictured Gravea, Caitlin Hall, Roger Harden, Cari Hardin, Robert Hartwig, Craig Honcher, Jacalyn Howard, Michelle Huber, Steven Jarrett, Jacqueline Johnaton, Lawrence Krueger, Michael Lipp, Amy Mann, William Mead, Scott Medley, Darin Meerama, Monty Naliaaen, Dale Nuabaum, David Oatarhout, Tim Ritz, James Rivero, Jackie Samocki, Robert Sherbondy, James Smith, Kimberly Stipp, Charles Stout, Russel Stratton, Susan Sullivan, Christopher Tempest, John Toth, Scott Troutt, Laurie Weber, Walter Wolle, Jeffrey York, Sandra Taber, Amber Talley, Cynthia Tarala, Lori Taylor, Greg Taylor, Robert Telschow, Nathan Terwilliger, Sharlene Trainer, John Trowbridge, Stacy Troy, Jerome Ulm, Mamie Underwood, Elizabeth Urschel, Mark Vaka, Todd Van Senus, John Vass, Delphine Vass, Jeannie Veatch, James Versteeg, Steve Vondran, Nancy Wagner, Brenda Walker, Lana Wallace, Paula Walls, Kimberly Walsh, John Walsh, Mary Jo Ward, Kirk Wareham, Dan Warner, Stan Warwick, John Wasemann, Debora Washek, James Watt, Ardele Watts, Albert Watts, Daniel Weber, Gwendolyn Weidger, Mary Weigel, Jerry West, Cynthia Whaling, Patrick Wheeler, Richard Wiens, Carol Wilhelm, Lori Willis, Cynthia Wilson, Kurt Wittlinger, Kimberlv Wright, Donald Yates, Kimberly Juniors — 1S5 coU»»®- ;l»0« ' o ead® i.co ' ® ' F‘°’ ' :!L G® ' ' ' ' vu OeaoG® ' V - - ■ C at ' VAe ' ® ' pwW®’ VA vpo W hen the sub-zero tempera- tues of the long winter months offer little incentive for getting out of a cozy warm bed, dragging yourself out from under the covers and making it to first hour by 8 a.m. can be the most difficult thing you do all day. For over 40 VHS students and sever- al faculty members, however, getting to school by 7 a.m. became the first task of the day for three weeks in Feb- ruary and another three weeks in April. These students, who took part in the newly-organized Very Able Learners Program Options (V.A.L.P.O.), decid- ed that the benefits of the early morn- ing classes outweighed the loss of a little sleep. Mrs. Katherine Clark, V.A.L.P.O. chairman, committee explained that 156 — V.A.L.P.O. Feature During a six week session, Mrs. Barbara Kurman coordinator of the grade school V.A.L.P.O. program, assists fourth grader Kristin Sievers. This session met every Monday and Thursday from 9-11:30 a.m. at VHS. the program came in response to a school board resolution passed in No- vember, 1979. " Administrators and teachers,” she said, “saw a need for a program that would offer talented stu- dents the opportunity to develop intel- lectual and creative abilities by bring- ing them in contact with ideas and in- sights they might not otherwise have encountered.” For the first year of the program, courses were offered in social science, physical science, literature, and the arts. Students were divided by interest into three classes of 15 or fewer; their instructors were elicited from Valpar- aiso University and Indiana University Northwest, as well as from VHS. According to Mrs. Clark, the non- credit status of the program permitted bringing in outside instructors. In addi- tion, removing the pressure of grades encouraged students to learn for the sake of learning itself, instead of for their report cards. Students did, how- ever, have certificates placed in their school records stating they had suc- cessfully completed the program. Selecting students was difficult, said Mrs. Clark, but the committee tried to be objective. Test results, grade point averages, and a V.A.L.P.O. adaptation of the Renzulli scale which measures the characteristics of the gifted and creative were used to evaluate the ju- niors and seniors. “It’s not an infallible system,” she said, “but we had to start somewhere.” Reactions to the first session were very positive, and the programs will While enjoying a continental breakfast of coffee cake and cocoa, gifted students listen attentively as Ms. Judith Lebryk leads them in a discussion of George Bernard Shaw ' s play “Major Barbara.” certainly be continued next year, ex- plained Mrs. Clark. Besides what par- ticipants gained academically, they seemed to develop a sense of togeth- erness and enjoyed working with oth- ers of their own ability. “Being there at 7 a.m. brought us closer together, and I would not have had time to do it after school,” said senior Cheryl Vocke, who took the George Bernard Shaw class, taught by Ms. Judith Lebryk. Finally, Mrs. Clark expressed her be- lief that, not only do teachers and ad- ministrators have a responsibility to- wards gifted students, but these stu- dents also have the responsibility to- ward themselves of working up to their full potential. — Sara Thompson V.A.L.P.O. Feature — 157 Sophomores — leave TJ, 6F to begin climb up “Gaze into my crystal ball, and we shall see the future,” the gypsy told the sopho- more. Waving her hands around the mystical sphere she said, “Rings ... I see rings ...” Although no one could foresee exactly what the future would hold, some events of a VMS sophomore’s year were very predict- able. Ordering class rings, attending formal dances, taking the Iowa Basic Skills Test, and participating in VICA Job Shadowing program were all part of a student’s first year at the high school. Since they had been accustomed to their upperclass status as freshmen at BF or TJ, the tenth graders found it difficult to adjust to being the youngest class at VHS. Besides the school-related problems such as finding their way around unfamiliar hall- ways and taking courses more advanced than they had encountered in junior high, sophs discovered that VHS’ extracurricular and athletic activities were also more in- volved and challenging. During the year sophomores also shared feeling of pride and excitement. Individually they experienced the sense of accomplish- ment as they passed their driver’s test. To- gether they knew the pride of representing the Viking athletic teams on the field, court, track, or in the pool. “Our class had a lot of school enthusiasm. It was really neat to see so many of my class out supporting all of the sophomore teams,” said sophomore Don Albrecht. — Mary Scholl Aardema, John Abraham, Michael Abraham, Richard Ahibrand, Laura Albrecht, Donald Allison, Jamie Amundsen, Kristen Andamaris, James Anderson, Kenneth Anomanni, Daniel Armstrong, Fred Armstrong, Jeff Arthur, Teri Asbury, Ralph Atwell, Traci Augustine, Margery tl 158 — Sophomores Augustine, Megan Aunget, Steven Auten, Patricia Azar, George Anaign, Paul Baggs, Dan Baker, Steven Baker, Tracy Balboa, Adam Ballard, Michele Bannec, Eric Banos, Kenneth Barnett, Ken Beck, Chris Benke, Angela Benner, Frederick Bennett, Brent Berkoski, Daniel Berkoski, Diana Berkoski, Patricia Berkshire, Timothy Bernat, Lori Biggarstaff, Timmy Bisacky, Tracy Bixler, Barbara Blanco, William Blaney, Raymond Bol, Bonnie Bontrager, Theresa Bonzani, Kimberly Borchertmeyer, Diane Border, Robert Borlick, Jason Borlongan, Divina Borth, Timothy Bottos, Desinea Bretscher, Matthew Brewer, Kenneth Broadhurst, James Brobeck, Richard Brooks, John Broton, Beth Brown, Cari Brown, Carla Brown, Elizabeth Bryan, Kelly Bryant, Andrea Bubik, Michael Buckley, Glen Burkhalter, Bobbin Butterfield, Joseph Byron, Tracey Byvoets, Suzette Carlson, Todd Casbon, Kelly Casey, Brian Cavinder, Amy Carcas, Roberto Cheever, Heidi Chodan, Mark Christy, Deborah Chrustowski, Mary Ellen Church, Kimberly Cifaldi, Cheryl Sophomores — 159 Cliflord, Charles Clouse, Toni Cole, Susan Coleman, Brenda Colin, Mark Condon, David Conover, David Cooke, Denise Corley, Curtis Cox, Lori Crawford, Thomas Crowe, Jerry Crowe, Judy Crowley, Maureen Cruz, Frank Cusick, Karen Cyzyk, Keith Dahl, Dai Ann Dailey, Kathleen Dantuma, Susanna Daras, John Davis, Michael Davis, Robert Deck, Matthew Delumpa, Vincent Deuberry, Dennis DeVogue, Ariane Dickson, Allen Dingwall, Karen Dix, Andrew Doelling, Malissa Domke, Jennifer Dougherty, Karen Dougherty, Mary Douglas, Byron Douglas, Elizabeth Douglas, Shawn Dowd, Cynthia Donleavy, Patrick Dnong, Mai-Hnu Dykes, Patrick Eagen, Stacey Eckert, Barbara Ehlers, Leslie Eifrig, Frederick Ellis, Lisa 160 — Sophomores Sophomores adapt to a new and different environment Emerson, Christa Emmons, John Erlenbach, Juliann Fauser, Jimmy Ferngren, Andrea Ferrall, Scott Fisher, David Flude, Robert Foltin, Lynn Foster, Charles Frank, Ronnie Frankus, Jennifer Freeman, Lynette Freund, Theo Galo, Angela Garbison, Mary Gast, John Geiss, Ellen Gibson, Jeffrey Gingerich, David Gingerich, Todd Giorgi, Thomas Glynn, Douglas Goble, Ronda Golding, John Good, Mickie Gray, William Gregorowicz, Joan Grelling, Kent Grieger, Michael Griffin, Dave Grogg, Charles Grube, Kristin Gumns, Pamela Hahn, Russell Hall, Jesse Sophomores 161 Hamacher, Julia Hanke, David Hanna, Traci Hardesty, Sharlyn Sophomores cheer and shout team onto victory Hardick, Dave Harrahill, John Harrahill, Mike Harris, Cynthia Harris, Susan Hartwig, Scott Hautf, Philip Hawkins, Lisa Hendrickson, Adam Henley, Joseph Henson, Robert Herbst, Brian Hickey, Denise Hillenbrand, Mark Hine, Kathy Hines, Ruth Hodshire, Glenn Horwitz, Deborah Howe, Rex Hoyt, Steven Huck, Roberta Huguenard, Amy Hunt, Gregory Hurst, Robert Hutchings, Heidi Imm, Angela Jakab, Joseph Johnston, Richard Jones, Patricia Jungkuntz, Rebecca Kapica, Rebecca Kauffman, Jill 162 — Sophomores Keegan, Jennifer Keene, Corrine Keller, Brian Kelley, Kathleen Kern, Kristine Kickbush, Paul Kim, Winn Kingery, Jon Kirk, Ronald Kissinger, Keith Kneifel, Charles Knoernschild, Kurtis Kobak, Jane Kolar, Cheryl Koskey, Kristen Kozlowski, Kevin Kracker, Diane Kratz, Angela Kratz, Heidi Krausbeck, Lisa Krieger, Susan Kroeger, Rebecca Kropp, Sandra Kuehl, Janet Labarr, Sandra Lafferty, Gregory Lahti, Lori Larkins, Richard Latino, John Lawrence, Pamela Leffel, Darla Leininger, Alan Leonard, Katherine Leverich, Jeff Lewis, Allyson Lewis, David Lohmeyer, Richard Lolkema, Brenda Looft, Kristina Loomis, Dale Lucaitis, Faye Ludwig, Keith Ly, Dung Lyon, Steve Madrid, Aaron Magnetti, Brenda Sophomores — 163 Makivich, Nancy Marcinkowski, Jeff Marine, Peggy Markley, Susan Marshall, John Martz, Kristine Mattox, Dana McAleer, Carla McCarthy, Pat McNeil, Mike McNeill, Jeff Medema, Frieda Miles, Ken Miller, Beth Miller, Elaine Miller, Sarah Mitchener, Brendan Monroe, Kevin Moore, Regina Mowbray, Nancy Mueller, Scott Muench, Adam Mundt, Marlon Murvihill, Tim Nagel, Suzanne Naillieux, John Neal, Judy Neely, Brad Nellessen, Jill Nelson, Cheryl Nelson, Nancie Nevills, Kenneth Norfleet, Sherry Oestreich, Gary Page, Kimberly Pankow, Robert Parker, William Parker, Jeff Parry, Jeff Pasquella, Mark 164 — Sophomores Sophomores better athletic abilities through participation After finishing the race, sopho- more Cross Country runner Mickie Good checks his times. Patrick, Brad Patrick, Sandra Pavich, Mary Peceny, Bob Pekarek, Jeanette Pendleton, Cynthia Peres, George Petro, Antony Phillips, Lisa Phillips, Terry Pivarnik, Craig Plazony, Laura Porter, Penni Potis, Mark Prentice, Tina Prescott, Doug Pursley, Brian Redman, Diane Redmon, Russell Reichert, Ronald Remijan, Michele Renshaw, Cheryl Riley, Jackie Rising, Jenny Roberts, Mark Robinson, Daphene Rose, Jeffrey Rose, Sharon Rowe, James Rudd, Kathy Rutt, Lianne Ryan, Diane Ryding, Burl Sandberg, Monique Sanford, Paul Sausman, Terry Schenck, Brett Schmucker, Elizabeth Scholl, Barrett Schroeder, Maria Schueler, Karla Schultz, James Scroggin, Daniel Sophomores — 166 Sophomores become involved in club activities Smith, Joel Snider, Jody Snodgrass, Regina Snodgrass, Tim Sovich, Carrie Searles, Ann Searles, Edward Seifert, Mary Sepke, Dana Sexton, Cynthia Shideler, Lisa Silverthorn, Sara Sims, Holly Sirovica, Aleksandra Sizen, Patrick Spagna, Matthew Squire, Jane Standilord, Brian Stark, Don Startt, Jennifer Steele, Kelly Steinbrecher, Carl Steinhilber, Carolyn Stephen, Fred Stephens, Kimberly Stever, Jeffrey Stewart, Cliff Stewart, Greg Stinnett, Robert Stokes, John Stone, Perry Sto Tomas, Rossini Stratton, Donald Swiderski, Paula Szalmasagi, Ruth Szoke, Susan Tabor, Katherine Taylor, Kimberly Teffertiller, Michele Tener, Cindy Thomas, Brad Thompson, Brian Tidwell, Mary Tolin, Christopher Tonner,Chris Truemper, Pamela Tucker, Glenn Sophomores Sophomores Not Pictured Valentin, Mark VanHook, Eric VanKeppel, Cheryl Vas, Christopher Vendl, Donald Ventura, Lawrence Versteeg, Suzanne Vettas, Aspasia Vocke, Kathryn Wallace, Chuck Walsh, Julie Walsworth, Marilea Warwick, Jackie Watson, Judy Webb, Allison Wehner, Michael Weideman, Tamara Wells, Paul West, Paul West, Martin Whaling, Sherri Wheeland, Dorsey Wheeler, Barbara White, Kelly White, Sheri Williamson, Kelly Wilson, James Winters, Rosalyn Wise, Kathleen Wood, Cynthia Woodville, Kandise Wracker, Clint Young, Rosilind Zaharias, George Ziegert, William Zimmerman, Jolene Zwiers, Vance Ashton, Mark Feit, Chris Nguyen, Ty Baker, Bradley Gill, Michael Nguyen, Vui Bergstrom, Robert Hawkins, Phillip Peterson, Dennis Bridges, Chris Hipke, Sandra Salo, Keith Burnett, Tony Hotter, Karl Speckhard, John Camplan, Vona Huber, Micheal Stout, Jeffery Christy, Bruce Johnson, Scott Troutt, Jane Church, Charles Kleist, Billie Tucker, Thomas Cloyd, James Landry, Kevin Villeneuve, Raymond Dallmann, Shane Maul, John Wroblewski, Teri Duncan, Dennis Mumma, Mike Yates, William Sophomores — 167 also for many day-to-day services at banks, restaurants, grocery stores and beauty salons. However, the construction of new businesses, especially at the outer edges of town, made shopping in Valpo more convenient and offered greater selection than ever before. Meeting the demands of a grow- ing populotion and the increasing dependence of residents, the Val- paraiso business community re- sponded with more services to keep up with the faster pace. — Sara Thompson Having made its debut this summer on the North Calumet strip, Blythe ' s Sporting Goods store serves the athletic needs of Valparaiso citizens. Klubhaus Racquetball Club Is available both to experienced players seeking the challenge of a competitive sport and to those who play Just for the tun and benefit of exercise, with convenient hours at a rea- sonable price. 168 — Ads Division Page N O matter how dedicated a runner is, he doesn ' t spend all his time running. Occasionally, after practice or on the weekends, he trades his sweats for blue jeans and hits the town for entertainment. Although many VHS students complained that there was not much to do in town, the rising cost of gas forced us all to restrict our activities somewhat. Instead of making frequent trips to Southlake or Michigan City to see a movie or go shopping, we turne d more often to our own community for these ac- tivities. We depended more on Valpar- aiso, not only for entertainment, but Due to growing demands. community offers residents ' more services, wider seeotion As pharmacist at Ribordy Drugs, Mr. Dennis Uskert administers prescriptions and advises customers on medicine usage. With two Val- paraiso locations, RIbordy’s offers conve- nience as well as courteous service. Senior Rich Bland can rely on Round the Clock restaurant tor a delicious snack or meal at any time ot day. Opened In November 1980, Shakey’s gives VHS students another choice tor pizza and fun with friends after weekend games. Conveniently located. La Grande Trunk offers high styles In a comfortable, home-like atmo- sphere. Ads Division Page — 169 I Early Or Late For Food That ' s Great 170 — Ads Junior Sandy Schultz displays one of the many floral arrangements available at Schultz.-Schultz Floral Shop, 2204 N. CaluiiMt, Valparaiso, 464-3588. Inman ' s Bowling oners league bowling as well as open bowling nights for any sports enthusiast. -Inman ' s Bowling, 711-13 Calu- met, Valparaiso, 464-1300. Ads — 171 ART GALLERY Creative Picture Framing 203 Jefferson Valparaiso, In, .«4 Seniors Mike Barlelmo and Brad Lichtenberger find that Blythe ' s can serve all their sports needs.-Blythe’s Sports Shop, 2810 N. Calumet, Val- paraiso, 462-4412. Convenient business hours, friendly service, and tine food make Round the Clock restau- rant an excellent choice in din- ing. -Round the Clock Res- taurant, 247 Lincoln-way, 482 - 039 . Offering personal service and a wide selec- tion of jewelry, junior Cheryl McBride finds that Moltz is the place to shop for her jewelry needs.-Moltz Jewelry, 58 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, 462-8791. Ads — 173 A Bank With Nine Saves Time TRANSFER LETTERING BRUSHES MAT BOARD f iillMM-iriiiMiiM nT- ' )«ai!»a a: ' »aK;- ARTISTS PAPERS PAINTS DRAFTING SUPPLIES k any liil ' ■ With nine convenient locations. Northern In- diana Bank continues to serve the communi- ty’s banking needs -Northern Indiana Bank. 101 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, 462- 5121. 174 — Ads Christmas is all year round for arts and craft making at Three Wishes.-Throo Wishes, 205 Jefferson, Valparaiso, 462-2621. ERNIE’S SHELL 652 W. Lincolnway Valparaiso 462-9226 RETAIL urser qARDErf CENTER. e Road 2 n. 46383 Ads — 175 Fine Dining Anytime At Perkins VOTOENS FEimRAL SAVINGS AND LOAM ASSOCIATION Earn highest allowable rates on your savings and receive best possible terms on home loans. 5311 Hohman Ave. Hammond, Indiana 933-0432 155 N. Main St. Crown Point, Indiana 663-4758 1720 45lh Ave. Munster, Indiana 924-1720 MEMBER F nr Visit our new Valparaiso office 855 Thornapple Way U.S. 30 and Heritage Valley 465-1602 (•111 leniN LENDER A convenient location and fine reputation make Tittle’s an ideal stop for all grocery needs. Joe Tittle’s and Sons, 1601 Calumet, Valparaiso, 464-8606. Ads 177 178 — Ads Custom Printing Hot Off The Press i H UIMS “Specialists In Computer Services” 233 W. 406 N. Valparaiso, Indiana Phones: Valparaiso (219) 462-6697 or _ -464-29ai ' Chesterton Michigan City-(219) 926-3683 II UIIIIVUIl lU from the wide selection of jewelry at Martin Binder Jewelers. Martin Binder Jewelers, 23 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, 462-5431. Boy-Conn Printers provide the community with quick, inexpensive, custom printing.- Boy-Conn Printers, 803 Glendale, Val- paraiso, 462-2665. NORwicIi STORE 204 jefferson Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 219 - 462-9711 Ads 179 2 1 9 462-76 1 2 Sales 6c Service MOOLEfOAAB MUStC 161 W LtNCOLNWAY Valparaiso, in Senior Dan Speckhard finds that Ribordy Drugs can fill his pharma- ceutical needs and offer a variety of retail items.-Ribordy Drugs, 1601 N. Calumet, 462-6171, and Route 30 at Coolwood Dr., 485- 1586. Me And You And DQ, Too Karen Reshkin, Donna Haller, and Tom Schroeder, chauffered by VHS graduate Bob Schroeder, head north for some frozen treats at the Dairy Oueen-Schroedar’s Dairy Queen, 3029 N. Calumet, Valparaiso, 464-4478. 180 — Ads Zhe Victorian J ridal Salon Qowhs Jor-. Special Occasions Prom Qowns After- 5 ' Dresses Prides Pridesmaids dlowergirls DUmJCC ZUXSDO KSMZAjCS 65 Franklin St.-Valparaiso 462-5149 Ads — 181 II II ' . f Student Savings Made Easy First Federal banker, Mr. Tim Hig- ginbotham, explains one of the new checking services to junior Kim Atherton. -First Federal Savings and Loan, Washington I and Lincolnway, Valparaiso, ; 462 - 4131 . Congratulations to the VHS CLASS OF ’81 BETHLEHEM STEEL BURNS HARBOF PLANT an equal opportunity employer 182 — Ads JAC-N-JEANS “The Family Clothes Center” County Seat Plaza Valparaiso 464-8874 Valparaiso’s White House offers fine cuisine in an elegant atmo- sphere. - The White House, 303 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, 464-9515. Sophomore Dai Dahl searches through the poster collection at Carol’s Hallmark-the card and gift center. -Carol’s Hallmark, 3011 Calumet, Valparaiso, 464-7455. Ads — 183 Ads Hair Care Made Easy At II COUSINS n Cowfxit . palpitra ' iso, -fnil. At II Cousins, senior Missy Tucker finds that Kathy Barker and a qualified staff of hair specialists give professional hair care for both men and women. -II Cousins, 68 Lin- colnway, Valpraiso, 464-2733. 184 ' K 1 « - V • , " ' I ' • I I i ll II ■’ . Strongbow’s offers junior Susan Risk a wide selection of fine cuisine as explained by junior Lori Kallay.- Strongbow Turkey Inn, U.S. 30 East, Valparaiso, 462-5121. Senior Kevin Knoernschild assists shoppers at Costas with customer service. Selective shoppers choose Costas for quality service and merchandise. -Costas Foods, 2800 N. Calumet, Valparaiso, 464-3571. 185 — Ads Compliments Of . . . VotlTwclAL • Lumber • Hardware • Kitchens • Plumbing • Paneling • Electrical • Paint • Glass • Fireplaces 256 S. Washington, Valparaiso 462-6184 Or 769-4007 186 — Ads Congratulations To The Class Of 1981 An Equal Opportunity Employer i t- Miller ' s Mart otters Valparaiso shoppers several specialized de- partments including a woman’s di- vision with tashionable clothing. Employees Susan Carter and Lau- rie Blondell help Mr, Jack Newell in choosing merchandise. -Miller ' Mart, 1805 E. Lincolnway, Val- paraiso, 462-3148. Ads — 187 KLUBHAUS-Where Fun Is Off The Wall Mr. Mark Watts practices on one of the ten available courts. 188 — Ads Miller ' s Glass Service provides customers with stylish mirrors, win- dows, and glass innovations like decorative figurines -Miller’s Glass Service, 2S9 Indiana, Val- paraiso, 462-6215. “A Bright Idea In Home Entertainment And Appliances” VALPO SPORTS 6 Morgan Blvd. 462-3811 Ads 189 Senior Tracy Nemeth sports a few of the many available ath- letic goods available at the Athlete’s Locker Room.-The Athlete’s Locker Room, County Seat Plaza, Valpar- aiso, 464-4478. 190 — Ads THE BIG WHEEL “The Corner To Meet And Eat” 902 E. Lincolnway TH€ CLOTHES LOf T Of Valparaiso Salutes The Future Pacesetters Of Tomorrow’s World CHeeRS! LOCKER ROOM-For The Sports Nut The unsung heroes of all home bas- ketball games, Pep Band members, did their best to instill Viking spirit. - “Root helps you to remember.” Root Photographers, 1131 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Illinois, (312) 761-5500. Root helps you to rsmemt er . . We use Kodak paper For good looking portraits Official Photographer For VHS ROOT photographers • 1131 W. Sheridan • Chicago • 312-761-5500 Ads — 191 A Aardema, John 158 Abraham, Mrs Ann 118 Abraham, Michael 158 Abraham. Richard 87 Agonis. Steve 42 Ahibrand. Laura 158 Albers. Laura 128 Albert. Trent 5. 19. 77. 128 Albrecht, Dana 9, 44, 128 Albrecht, Donald 74. 158 Alexander, Walter 77. .46 Alft. Edwin 128 Alien. David 128 Allen. Jeannine 37 Allen. Jody 146 Allison. Jamie 93. 158 Allison. Jettery 146 All. Mrs Lorelei 121 Alvarez. Aaron 128 Amberson. Mrs Rose 1 19 Amundsen. Kristen 93. 158 Amundson, Eric 26. 44. 128. 142 Ancinec. Gary 44, 128 Andamasaris. James 158 Anderson, John 30. 128 Anderson. Julie 12. 13. 44, 128 Anderson. Kenneth 30. 158 Anderson. Mr Kurt 59. 121 Angyus. Mr. John 42. 121 Anomanni, Daniel 158 Ansign. Paul 159 Arrnstror . Fred 158 Armstrong. Jeff 87. 94. 158 Arr ett, Vicki 59. 146 Arthur. Ten 158 Artists ' Dsn 171 Asbury, Ralph 158 Athanson, Christopher 128 Atherton. Kimberly 146. 182 Athistss ' Locker Room 190 Atwell. Susan 9. 146 Atwell. Tonya 42. 52. 128 Alw l. Traci 52. 158 Augustine. Margery 158 Augustirve. Megan 159 Aur gsi. Steven 74. 75. 159 Austin. Mr Ben 39. 70. 121 Austin. Lena 146 Auten. Patti 113 Azar, Nicole 44. 46, 54. 146 Azar. George 58. 159 B Babicka. Greg 186 Baer. David 128. 146 Baggs. Dan 159 Bagnall. Mrs Cheryl 121 Baker, Mrs. Anne 121 Baker. Donald 128 Baker. Steven 159 Baker. Tracy 55, 159 Balboa. Adam 74. 159 Ballard. Michele 159 Bamesberger. Johanna 128 Band 54 Bannec. Enc 55. 74. 159. 162 Banos. Kenneth 74. 159 Banschbach, Enc 129 Baranowski. Mrs Marge 118 Bard. Susan 85, 146 Barfell. Tammie 37. 129 Barker. Kathy 184 Barkhausen. Susan 129 Barkhausen. William 146 Barnes. Jack 146 Barnett. Ken 159 Barielmann. Robert 146 Bartelmo. Michael 129. 171 Barton, Charles 94. 146 Bassbail 102. 103 Baskstball 88-93 Bauer. Billy 146 Baumann. Rebecca 129 Beach. Sandra 11. 35, 146 Beach. Jeff 71 Beck. Chris 159 Beck. Margaret 146 Beeg. Ellen 146 Beiser. Kathryn 112. 146 Benedict. Brett 30. 96. 146 Bengel. Mark 94. 146 Benke. Angela 159 Benner. Fred 159 Benr ett, Brent 10. 159 Benton. Mrs Pat 118 Benton. Jim 129 Benson. Tammie 129 Bergsledt, Doug 42, 146 Bergstrom. Bonnie 54 Bergstrom, Robert 74, 75. 162 Berkoski. Daniel 58. 146, 159 Berkoski. Diana 69. 159 Berkoski. Patricia 159 Berkshire. Jeanne 128 Berkshire. Timothy 159 192-lnd«x Bernat. Lori 159 Bathlaham Steal 182 Betz. Greg 129 Bever. Ms Elaine 1 18 Bickel. Todd 96. 129 Bieker. Brenda 147 Biggerstaff, Timmy 159 Big Wheel Reetaurent 190 Bird. Mr. Charles 66. 96. 101. 121 Birky. David 19. 77. 129 Bisacky. James 8. 77. 90. 146 Bisacky. Tracy 93. 159 Bixler. Barbara 93. 159 Blago)evich, Donna 146 Blagojevich. Lillian 129 Blanco. Paula 35. 129 Blanco. William 159 Bland, Richard 77. 129. 169 Blaney, Raymond 55. 96. 159 Blodell. Laurie 187 Blossom. Ron 19 Bluemel. Beverly 55. 146 Blythe’s Sporting Goode 168. 171 Boetel. Brian 112. 129 Bol. Bonnie 159 Boide. Hilke 118 Bolde. Lisa 112. 113. 147 Bondi. Mrs. Gretel 1 18 Bondi, Susan 27. 44. 54. 129 Bonich. Marcia 129 Bontrager, Theresa 55. 84. 93. 159. 164 Bonzani. Brian 42 Bonzani. Kimberly 159 Borchertmeyer. Diane 159 Border. Robert 159 Bordres. Mary Ellen 55. 146 Borlick. Jason 159 Borlongan, Oivina 159 Borth. Phithp 129 Borth. Timothy 96, 97. 159 Bosse. Oskar 129 Bostic, Susan 37. 129 Bottos. Desinea 159 Bowman. Mrs. Mary Edna 121 Boy Conn Printers 179 Boyle. Mr. William 39. 121 Bozarth. Lori 54. 129 Bradney. Mark 129 Brady. Deborah 12. 77. 112. 129 Brady. Laurie 83. 147 Brandt. Bill 2. 77. 114. 129. 144 Brandi. Wayne 55. 147 Brant. Erie 15. 27. 30. 32. 44. 45. 56. 129. Brant. Kelly 14. 30. 39. 44. 77. 139. 147 Bratton. Jennifer 82. 129 Brauer. Elizabeth 4, 55. 147 Brault, Mark 147 Bray. B, 74 Bray. Peter 129 Breen. Valerie 44. 93. 129 Breen. Vivian 118 Bretscher, Joel 96 Bretscher. Matthew 96. 159 Brewer. Kenneth 159 Broadhurst. James 159 Brobeck. Richard 159 Brockopp. Kristina 55. 147 Brooks. John 159 Brosky, Cheryl 113. 129 Broton. Beth 159 Brown. Mr Arnold 117 Brown. Brenda 147 Brown. Carla 159 Brown. Carrie 50 Brown. Christopher 77. 1 13. 129 Brown. David 77. 112. 130 Brown. Elizabeth 84. 159 Brown. Lisa 42. 130 Brown. Ms Liz 121 Brown. Mrs Nancy 118 Brown. Kelly 159 Brown ' s Ice Cream Parlor 173 Bryant. Andrea 159 Bubik, Michael 159 Bubik, Rick 147 Buchanan, Anthony 130. 147 Buchanan, Gina 39. 49. 147 Buchanan, Jana 129 Buche, Janice 71. 130 Buche, Jennifer 147 Buchneier. Gregg 147 Bucich. Christopher 147 Buck. David 42. 55. 147 Buck, June 118 Buckley, Glen 74. 159 Buckley, Megan 35. 85. 93. 130 Bucy. Harold 42 Buehrle. Debbie 130 Buis, David 46. 54. 147 Burkhalter. Robbin 159 Burt. Mary 130. 178 Butt. Mrs Rosemary 119 Butterfield. Joseph 74. 77. 159 Byas. Russell 147 Byron. Tracey 93. 159 Byvoets. Suzette 84. 93. 159 Byvoets. Tamara 41. 130 INDEX Campbell. Mr Bob 82. 96 Campbell Street Players 32 Cannon, Eric 147 Cannon, Karen 147 Carlos. Joselito 81. 147 Carlson. John 55 Carlson. Todd 159 Carmichael. David 147 Carol ' s Hallmark 183 Carpenter. Jay 46. 54. 130 Carter. Judy 1 18 Carter. Ruth 130 Carter. Susan 187 CaruHo. Ellen 30, 45, 54. 56. 147 Casbon. Kelly 113. 159 Casbon’s 189 Casey, Brian 74. 159 Casio. Mary 41. 45. 56. 130 Casio. Robert 147 Cavinder. Amy 159 Cercas. Roberto 159 Channell, Theresa 50. 130 Chaplin, Shelley 147 Cheerleaders 112 Cheever. Heidi 159 Chiabai. Laura 147 Chilian. Jeanne 147 Chilian. Mr. Rolando 12 1 Chodan. Denise 130 Chodan. Mark 159 Choir 50 Christmas Dance 12 Christy. Deborah 159 Christy. Glenn 147 Christy. Mr James 1 17 Christy. Lynn 130 Christy. Tami 130 Chrustawski. Mary Church. Charles 50. 74 Church. Kimberly 55. 159 Ciciora. Mr Dale 69. 101. 121 Ciciora. David 81. 90, 147 Cifaldi. Cheryl 159 Citizen’s Federal 177 Ciaesgens. Karen 147 Clark, James 77. 94. 147 Clark, Mrs. Katherine 121 156 Clifford. Charles 159 Clothes Loft 190 Clouse. Diana 147 Clouse. Toni 160 Cochran. Chris 42 139 Cole. Susan 50. 160 Cole. Mr Zane 70. 77, 101. 121 Coleman. Brenda 160 Colin. Mark 160 Collins. Chuck 42, 90. 147 Collins. Mr Harley 35. 68. 81, 90, 101, 12 ' Comeford, Tom 147 Condon, David 160 Condon. Kimberly 147 Conover, David 74. 160 Cook. Diane 130 Cook. Mr John 67. 77. 101. 121 Cooke. Denise 56. 160 Cooke. Karl 46. 48. 54. 147 Colley. Robert 147 Coppage. Glenn 94. 147 Corley, Curtis 94. 160 Corley. K. 74 Cornett, Virginia 30. 44, 147 Cornman. Richard 54. 77. 90. 147 Costas Foods 185 Cottos. Jeffrey 147 Cottos. Jeffrey 147 Coulter. Cara 35. 37. 39. 78. 130 Cox. Lori 112. 113. 160. 163 Cracker. Arthur 147 Crawford. Thomas 74. 160 Crider, Kimberly 147 Criswell. Mrs. Chantal 120 Criswell, Jeff 130 Cross. Joseph 130 Cross Country 80 Crossett, Kim 115. 130 Crowe. Jerry 160 Crowe. Joyce 49, 130 Crowe. Judy 81. 160 Crowell, Nancy 130 Crowley. Maureen 160. 167 Cruz. Frank 74. 160 Curtis. Mrs Pat 118 Cusick. Karen 160 Cyzyk. Karen 54. 55, 112. 130, 76 Cyzyk, Keith 74. 94. 160 Czekaj. Barbara 147 D C Cam. Mr Robert 101. 121 Dahl. Dai Ann 30. 160. 183 Dahl. Diana 147 Dailey. Kathleen 160 Dairy Quaan 180 Daly. Christopher 81. 130 Daly. Katherine 130 Daniels. Mark 30. 32, 44. 46. 55. 68. Dantuma, Susanna 160 Daras. John 74, 160 Davenport. Margaret 147 Davidson. Kurt 54. 130 Davidson. Robert 94. 147 Davis. Clifford 147 Davis. Michael 160 Davis. Robert 160 Davis. Mr Steve 121 Davies. Miss Ann 82. 101 DeBruyn. Christopher 147 DECA 36 C Deck. Matthew 160 Deen. Aruna 112. 130 Degenette. Greg 147 Delp. Kristin 147 Delumpa. Maggie 19. 35. 44. 77. 112. 130 Delumpa. Vincent 46. 55. 74. 160 Demeo, Joanne 82. 131 Deso. Dawn 131 Detwiler. Ms Willa 101, 113. 121 Detwiler. Ms. Wilma 84. 85. 100. 101 Deuberry. Dennis 87, 160 Devine. Lisa 147 de Vogue. Anane 93. 160 Dick. Mr Dick 119 Dickey. Sarah 131 Dickson. Allen 46. 55, 160 Diehl. James 94. 147 Dingwall. Karen 55. 160 Dix. Andrew 30. 46. 55. 160 Dixon. Kevin 131 Doak. Mr Steve 87. 101. 121 Doane. Mr. C.J. 77, 1 16 Doane, Kasia 85. 131 Dobbins. Greg 147 Doelling. Erin 59. 93, 147 Doeiling. Melissa 93, 160 Dolezal. Jay 131. 44 Domestic Exchange Club 26 Dombrowski. Janet 45. 54. 56. 57. 131 Domke. Jennifer 160 Donley. Kathy 131 Doneley, Rebecca 73. 82, 147 Donut Hut 161 Doty. Lisa 112, 147 Dougherty. Carolyn 45. 56. 57. 113. 131 Dougherty. John 60. 147 Dougherty. Karen 160 Dougherty. Mary 160 Douglas. Byron 81. 160 Douglas. Carol 131 Douglas. Elizabeth 55. 160 Douglas. Lisa 54. 82. 96. 147 Douglas. Shawn 160 Dowd. Cynthia 46. 55. 160 Dowd. Glenn 77. 148 Dowd. Mike 132 Dreme Club 52 Droge. Paula 132 Drozdy, Donna 132 Dugan, Beth 82. 83. 132 Dugger, Mary 132 Duncan. Betty 148 Duncan. Dennis 74 Dunleavy, Micheal 77, 148 Dunleavy. Patrick 160 Dunn. Gregg 148 Dunn. Sharon 148 Duong. Mai-Hnu 160 Dupes. Jeanette 54. 132 Durham. Tammy 148 Dutcher. Kimberly 132 Dykes. Patrick 160 Family Circle Cleaners 173 Farrington, Doug 148 Fauser. Jimmy 72. 74. 161 FCA 34 Felts. Lauraine 50. 146 Feit. Chris 64 Feldman. Erik 131 Feitgen. Robert 132 Ferklic. Diana 132 Ferngren. Andrea ' 161 Ferrall, Kim 45. 56, 57. 132 Ferrall. Scott 87. 161 Ferrell, Susan 54. 148 Fetla, Marly 1 18 Field. Julie 37. 42. 49. 132 Fifield. Earl 77, 148 Filipowski. Diane 82 Filipowski. Marty 42, 56. 132 Filipowski. Sharon 82 Findlay. Tom 39 Fink. Carol 37. 132 Finley, Donald 30. 148 First Federal Savings and Loan 182 Fisher. David 161 Flude. Robert 74. 161 Foltin, Lynne 161 Football 74-77 Foreign Exchange Club 28 Foster. Charles 55. 74, 161 Foster. Edward 54. 132 Frame. Jennifer 45, 56, 148 Frank. Robert 132 Frank. Ronnie 161 Frankus. Jennifer 161 Fray, Miss Debra 61. 70. 122 Frazee. Glenn 132 Frederick, Jeri 55. 93. 148 Freeman. Andy 55. 96. 148 Freeman. Lynette 161 Freund. Theo 74, 161 Frieske. David 87. 148 Fryer. Robert 53. 133 Fuller. Benjamin 148 i Fulton. Lynn 52 G E Eagen. Stacey 160 Eaton. Deborah 50. 52, 132 Eaton. Melissa 9, 12. 26. 35. 93. 132. 13; Eberhardt, Angela 113, 148. 153 Eckert, Barbara 82, 160 Eckert, Timothy 77, 112. 132 Eder, Jeffrey 46. 54, 148 Edgecomb, James 148 Edington. Mr. Max 122 Edwards. Keith 186 Egolf. Elizabeth 148 Ehlers. Richard 148 Eichorn. Linda 148 Eifrig. Fredrick 30. 160 Ellis. Lisa 55 Ellis. Mr Glen 67. 121 Emerson, Christa 161 Emerson. Toby 128, 132 Emig, Greg 94. 132 Emmons. John 46. 55, 74. 161 Endsley. Leanne 132 Engle. Gary 148 Engeider, Mark 132 Erker. Melanie 148 Erlenbach. Juliann 161 Ernie’s Shell 175 Ernst. Ellen 148 Errichello. Dennis 42. 148 Erwin. Robin 148 Espie. David 37 Evans. John 54. 77. 132 Ewald, Susan 46. 54, 82, 148 F Falls. Rodney 132 Gadd. Debbie 93 Gaio. Angela 161 Garbison. Mary 161 Garcia. Reann 133 Gariup. Alex 42. 87 Garrett. Donna 139. 149 Gast, John 161 Gates. Eric 73. 87, 149 Gebhardt. Heidi 77. 112. 113. 149 Gee. Mrs. Edie 119 Geer. Randy 133 Geisen. Laurie 149 Geiss. Mr. Charles 60. 101. 122 Geiss. Ellen 49. 55. 161. 167 Gelopulos. Debbie 37. 133 George. Brett 94 George, William 149 Gerber. Mr. Dean 70. 122, 156 Gesse, Kurt 77. 133 Gibson, Jeffrey 55. 161 Gierlz. Karen 161 Gill. Michael Gilger, David 81. 149 Gilmore. Matthew 96. 149 Gingerich. David 161 Gingerich. Todd 161 Gingerich. Whitney 93. 149 Giorgion. Thomas 161 Girls’ GIss Club 52 Glassford. Drew 32 Glenn. Lisa 50. 93. 149 Glenn. Mary 149 Glinski, Ann 149 Glynn. Douglas 74, 94, 161 Glynn. Philip 81, 96. 133, 44 Goble. Ronda 161 Golando. Susan 149 Golding. Jennifer 54. 85. 133 Golding, John 74. 161 Golf 78. 108 Gomez. Marta 149 Good. Eric 54. 77. 96. 149 Good. Mickie 55. 81. 96. 161. 165 Goodrich. Dave 32. 118, 133 Goodwin, Charles 133 Goodwin, Kevin 133 Gott. Janice 149 Graduation 24 Granberry. Andrea 30. 32. 44. 115. 133. 139 Gray. Mrs Donna 68, 122 Gray. Mr Gary 122 Gray. Nancy 59. 112. 149 Gray, William 94. 161 Greco. Ms Vella 60. 122 Greer. Dwayne 77. 112. 149 Gregorowicz, Bernard 124. 133 Gregorowicz. Joan 161 Grelling. Kent 30. 161 Grelling. Kevin 30. 149 Grieger. Gail 37. 85, 149. 44 Grieger. Michael 161 Griffin. Betsy 27, 54. 133 Griffin. Dave 39. 161 Griffith. Mr. Phil 123 t -Irogg. Charles 161 jrube. Kristin 46. 55. 161 iudino. Thomas 133 Gumns, Pamela 161 Gutt. Jody 42, 44, 62. 133, 142 Guzek, JoAnn 54, 55. 149 (• Guzek, Joseph 133 Gymnastics 98 H Hager, Mr. Jerry 87, 101 K Hahn, Russel 46, 55. 162 ■ Haley, Mr. Alex 44 [ Hall. Jesse 162 Hall. Mrs. Elizabeth 37. 67, 122 Hall. Thomas 133 Hallberg. Cindy 44. 45, 56. 133 Haller. Conner 149, 180 Hamacher, Julie 46. 55, 82. 162 Hammer. Mrs. Sharon 119 Hanke, David 58, 74, 162 , Hanna. Traci 162 Hans. Beth 55. 149 ; Hansen. Jackie 42 I Harahill. John 162 • Harahill, Mike 162 • Harden. Robert 90, 91. 134 ' Harden. Roger 90, 91. 149 Hnrdesty, Jean 50. 112. 134 Hardesty, Sharlyn 50, 162 Hardig, Dave 58. 162 j Harm’s 178 . Harms. Jeffrey 45. 56. 96, 149 ' Harped, Harold 94 , arrington. Michael 87, 149 I Harris. Carla 42 Karris. Cynthia 55. 162 ' •. jrris. Genevra 27, 54. 134 Hart. Mrs. Janet 117 Hartman. Audry 118 Hartman, Laurie 134 Hartwig. Scott 162 Hartz. Mr. Gregory 122 ' Haspl. Gina 37, 149 ; Hathaway, Karina 134 • Hajff, Philip 81, 162 ; Hauser, Helen 112 i hajser, Richard 149 Hauser, Robert 149 Hawes, Mrs. Judy 119 Hawkins, Beth 134 ( Hawkins, Lisa 162 Hay, John 58. 94, 134 Hay. Stuart 94 Hayes. Mrs. Marilyn 119. 127 Heaster, Cindy 134 Hearts, Rob 55 Heath, Jennifer 149 Hebert. Brad 149 , Heckman, Mrs. Jean 70. 122. 156 Hefner. Caroline 112. 134 Hein. Kathy 52 . Hein, Mr Richard 52. 53, 123, 156 ' Heiner, Tom 50 i Heinz. Michael 30. 149 Kelge. Michael 149 Hsilo Dolly 14 : • ' Plus. Heidi 44. 149 ‘ er derson, Thomas 134 I Henderson, Mrs. Judith 123 I drickson, Adam 149. 162 f Henley, Joseph 81, 162 • Her richs. Marlise 30. 32. 44. 45, 49. 134 , r ierson, Robert 162 » ' erbst. Brian 162 ! man. Woody 11. 16 Herndon, Sally 30. 44. 53, 113. 134 I .err. Deanna 134 ’ Hershey 17 . Hess. Diana 149 • Hess. Justine 50. 149 Hess. William 77, 134 Hewlett, Christopher 134 Hewlett, Micheal 120. 149 Hickey, Cindy 134 Hickey, Denise 162 Hiener, Toni 149 Higginbotham, Mr, Tim 182 Hildreth, Mrs. Doris 123 Hildreth, Mr. Jack 119 Hill, David 134 I Hillenbrand, Cathy 12, 35, 134 Hillenbrand, Mark 96. 162 Hills, Nancy 149 Hiller, Pimm 134 i Hine. Kathy 30. 162 ] Hislope, Bonnie 149 Hoard. Sandra 50, 149 Hocevar. Mrs Elizabeth 123 j Hodge, Barbara 134. 149 1 Hodge, Laura 54. 63 Hodshire. Glenn 46, 162 ■ Hodurek. Elizabeth 112. 149 Hofferth, John 77. 134 I Hoffman. Laura 55 I Hoffman. Mrs. Lenore 49, 84, 72, 101, 123 Hoffman. Mr, Mark 39. 77, 123 j Homan, Barbara 118 I Homecoming 12 • Honchar, Jackie Honorarios 44 Horvath, Mr. Frank Hofwitz. Deborah 162 Horwitz. Wendi 39. 78, 134. 19 House. Patricia 78. 149 Houser. Helen 149 Hovey, Roxanne 65. 134 Howard, Bernard 149 Howard, Christopher 149 Howard, Denise 134 Howard, Nancy 82. 149 Howe, Jeffery 149 Howe, Rex 162 Hoyt, Steven 162 Hreha, Michael 77. 1 49 Hroma. Laura 55, 112. 149 Huber. Scott 54. 77, 123, 134 Huck, Roberta 162 Hudgins, Doug 134 Hughes. Donald 10. 30, 46. 54, 149 Huguenard, Amy 162 Huguenard, James 149 Huhn. Tammy 149 Hull, Elizabeth 149 Hummel. Mrs. Ruby 118 Hunn. Mrs. James 123, 126 Hunt, Dawn 134 Hunt, Gregory 55, 74. 162 Hurley. Sandra 134 Hurst. Robert 87 Husiar, Robert 96. 162 Husmann. Christy 149 Husmann. Julie 134 Hutchings. Heidi 55. 162 Hutton. Dayna 149 Hutton. Joseph 149 Hutton. Miss Nancy 39, 49, 69. 78. 101, 1 I Ikeda, Stephen 62. 134 Imada, Mihoko 64, 135 Imm. Angela 78. 162 Imm. Tedd 135 Ingram, Julie 50, 149 Inman’s Bowling 170 Intramurals 40 J Jackson, Denise 135 Jac ’n’ Joans 183 Jakab, Joseph 162 Jarrett, Jackie 50 Jaroszewski, Chris 135 Jazz Band 46 Jenkins. Chris 42 Jessop. Laura 82. 149 Joo Tittlo’s and son’s 177 Johnson, Mr Garth 39, 77. 117, 156 Johnson. Michael 54, 135 Johnson, Scott 74. 77, 135 Johnston, Debbie 39, 135 Johnston. Richard 55, 162 Jones. Christopher 149 Jones, Ginger 112, 150 Jones, Keith 52. 53, 77, 150 Jones, Patricia 55. 162 Jones, Robert 135 Joyce. Patrick 54, 150 Julian, Jennifer 112. 150 Jungkuntz. Rebecca 162 K Kallay. Katina 54, 150 Kallay. Laurie 54, 146. 150, 185 Kapica, Rebecca 162 Kasich. Krste 150 Kassner. Diane 135 Kauffman, Jill 55. 84, 93. 162 Keaton, Jackie 135 Keegan, Jennifer 113, 163 Keen. LeAnn 42. 135 Keene. Brian 135 Keene, Corrine 18. 112. 113. 163 Keller. Brian 74. 163 Keller, Daryle 19, 77, 90, 91, 135. 142 Kelley. Kathleen 55. 163 Kendall. Janet 150 Kendrick. Mark 135 Kenning, Mr. David 42, 101, 123 Kent. Timothy 135 Kenworthy, Lynne 14. 30. 32. 39, 44, 69, 1 136 Kerim. Bill 32 Kern, Kristine 163 Kern, Theresa 150 Kerns. Mrs. Maria 118 Kickbush. Paula 163 Kim, Mitchell 150 Kim. Winn 163 Kingery, Jon 163 King of Hearts Dance 18 Kirk. Darrell 136 Kirk. Ronald 163 Kissinger, Keith 74. 163 Klauss, Dave 32 Kleehammer. Kelly 136 Kleist. Greg 150 Klemz. David 30, 41, 150 Klemz. Miss Carla 49. 123 Klinedinst. Tim 150 Klubhaus Racquatbali Club 168. Kluth, Michael 12. 128, 136. 19 Knau, Mr. Myroni 17 Kneifel, Charles 163 Kneifel. Rooer Knightly. Anne 150 Knoernschild, Kevin 77. 136. 185 Knoerschild, Kurtis 74. 163 Kobak, Jane 55. 163 Kobak, Steven 136 Koberna. Susan 26 Koebcke. Larry 136 Koenig. Dr. Robert 117 Kolar, Cheryl 55 Kolar. Edward 82. 136 Korgel. Kevin 77, 136 Koskey. Ann 93 Koskey. Kristen 93. 163 Kovach. Gregg 150 Kozlowski. Kevin 163 Kozlowski. Tina 78 Kracker, Diane 163 Kratz, Andre 136 Kratz, Angela 163 Ktatzenberg, Dawne 11, 150 Krausbeck, Lisa 64. 163 Krause, Karla 150 Krieger, Michael 94. 136 Krieger, Susan 84. 163 Kroeger, Rebecca 82. 163 Kroeger, Eric 150 Kropp, Sandra 163 Krueger, Mrs. Alice 119 Krueger, Mike 42 Krueger, Paulette 150 Ku, Peter Kueck, Wendy 136 Kuehl. Janet 84. 163 Kuehl. Robert 54, 150 Kuhrts, Ray 150 Kuskvere, Tom 87. 150 Kuzemka, Scott 136 Kyes, Lisa 37, 70. 136 L Labarr. Sandra 163 Lafferty. Diane 136 Lafferty, Gregory 163 La Grande Trunk 169, 172 Lahti, Lori 163 Lamberson. Jeff 150 Lambert. Laurie 44, 136 Landgrebe. Jeff 42. 136 Larkins, Richard 163 Lasky, Pam 44. 150 Latino, John 163 Laube, Mrs. Ruth 70, 123 Lauridson, Denise 150 Lawrence. Pamela 163 Lazar, Timothy 77. 150 Leach. Mr, Lance 124 Lebryk, Ms. Judith 101, 124. 156 Lee, Scott 54, 150 Leffel. Darla 50. 113, 163 Leffew, Kevin 19, 77. 94. 137 Leggitt, Gerald 150 Lehmenn, Susan 55 Leib. Ricky 137 Leininger, Alan 163 Lemke, Michael 150 Lemmons, William 137 Leonard. Brian 150 Leonard. Katherine 84, 163. 164 Lethan. Eric 150 Leverich, Jeff 163 Leveritt, Tim 77, 137 Lewis. Allyson 112, 113, 163 Lewis. David 163 Lewis, Denise 137 Lewis. Fred 42, 137 Lichtenberger, Brad 77. 137, 171 Liddle, Don 42 Lipp. Amy 50 Lippens, Scott 150 Locker Room 190 Loeffler, Lisa 137 Lohmeyer. Richard 74, 163 Lolkema, Brenda 163 Lolkema, Bryan 137 Lomas. Eileen 150 15 Looft, Kristina 163 Loomis, Dale 163 Lott, Mrs. Brenda 69, 124 Lott. John Kendall 46, 47. 54, 150 Louderback, Bruce 137 Lowe, Miss Fern 1 18 Lowonttino’t 178 Lucaitis, Faye 113, 163 Lucaitis, Helen 44, 137 Ludwig. Greg 150 Ludwig, James 44, 137 Ludwig, Keith 30, 163 Luebke, Kevin 11. 15. 30. 32, 44. 46, Lundewall. Eva 72. 78. 137 Ly. Dung 163 Lynch. Beth 150 Lynch, James 77, 137 Lyon, Steve 163 M Maclennan. Ross 137 Madrid. Aaron 163 Madrid. Paul 150 Madrilejo. Norman 137 Madrilejo. Robert 30. 77. 150 Magnetti. Brenda 55, 163 Magnetti. Tamara 54. 137 Mahoney. Mrs. Joan 124 Maiers, Mr. Wesley 70. 124 Makivich, Karen 128, 137 Makivich, Nancy 55. 84. 164 Malackowski, Patrick 77. 150 Malackowski, Mr. Robert 117 Malasto. Tom 150 Manago. Suzy 137 Mandernach, Debra 113. 150, 153 Mangel, Thomas 81. 150 Mankin, Timothy 150 Mannel. Micky 3. 44. 113. 137 Mantz. Chuck 42 Marcinkowski. Jeff 74, 164 Marencik, Mark 18. 137 Marine, Peggy 84. 93. 164 Marine, Scott 77. 150 Markley, Susan 82. 164 Markowitz, Steve 137 Marquez, Kathryn 44. 150 Marr, Deborah 150 Marshall. Denise 150 Marshall. Frank 150 Marshall. John 39. 164 Marshall. Kris 44, 54. 85, 137 Martin Binder Jewelers 178 Martin. Dan 50. 150 Martin. Jill 1 13, 150 Martin. Joe 150 Martin. Todd 137 Martz, Kristine 55, 164 Masters. Soonja 16. 39, 137 Mathews, Donald 150 Mathieu, Deborah 150 Matsey. Karen 150 Mattox. Dana 164 Maupin, Loretta 150 May Madness 20, 21 McAleer, Carla 164 McAleer, Deana 150 McAleer, Tara 18. 42, 137 McBride. Cheryl 113. 151, 173 McBride. Todd 54, 137 McCarron. Allyl 82 McCarthy, Pat 164 McChristian. Joseph 151 McColley, Mary 113. 151 McCorkel. Laurie 137 McDanniel. James 151 McDowell. Beth 137 McGill. Sandi 151 McGuire. Kathleen 137 McGuirl, Jim 138 McGuirl. Lisa 151, 153 Mclnerney, Margaret 44, 151 McKee. Brian 30, 32. 44. 138 McKesson, Lori 138 McKibben, Daniel 77, 151 McManus, Cathy 151 McMichael. Mr James 118 McMichael. Lori 151 McNamara, Elizabeth 138 McNeil, George 164 McNeil, Mike 46. 55 McNeil, Michelle 151 McNeill, Jeff 164 Mead. Lori 151 Medema, Adrea 44. 112, 158 Medema. Frieda 164 Meersma, Monty 54 Merryman, David 151 Mertz, Charles 138 Metrakos, Karen 151 Metrakos. Michael 138 Meyer, James 12. 138 Meyer, Kenton 138 Meyer, Laura 44. 45, 56, 151 Meyer, Melanie 151 Meyers, Kandi 39. 138 Micciche, Kim 66. 138. 188 Miles. Ken 164 Millar, Kirsten 152 Millender. Jerry 138 Miller. Barbara 152 Miller, Beth 164 Miller. Christopher 94. 100, 138 Miller. Darlene 138 Miller, Elaine 55, 84. 93, 164 Miller, Jeffrey 152 Miller, Matthew 77. 152 Miller, Mr. Martin 70. 124 Miller, Mr Robert 54, 124 Miller, Sarah 55, 164 Miller, Steven 77. 138 Miller ' s Glass Service 169 Miller’s Mart 187 150 Milianta. Gina 85. 152 Milosvich, Jennifer 152 Mishanko. Joanne 44. 54, 82. 138 Mishler. Kathy 152 Mitchell. Kim 186 Mitchell. Dennis 152 Mitchener, Brendan 16- Mohr. Jennifer 152 Molitoris. Karen 44, 138, 142 Moltz Jewelery 173 Moncilovich. George 77, 138 Moncilovich. Milan 13. 77, 152 Monroe, Kevin 164 Moolenaar’s 180 Moore, Jacqueline 3. 15. 30, 32, 44. 46. 54, 55. 131, 138 Moore. Kelly 152 Moore. Regina 30. 46. 55. 84, 164 Moran. Jerald 138 Morgano. Antoinette 42, 138, 174 Moseley, Kristen 78. 152 Moser. Mrs. Mary 119 Mowbray. Nancy 164 Moxley, Bradford 152 Mrziak. Kristen 138 Mueller. Michael 74, 77 Mueller. Scott 138, 164 Muench. Adam 50. 96. 164 Muench, Laura 138 Mumma. Mike 74 Mundt. Mark 44. 131. 138 Mundt, Marlon 55, 164 Munoz, Rebecca 152 Munoz. Steve 138 Murphy. Kevin 77. 114. 138 Murphy. Maureen 54. 152 Murphy. Mr. Patrick 74. 77. 100. 101. 124 Murvihill. Tim 164 Musician’s Union 179 Mutka, Mike 87. 152 N Nagel. Katie 32 Nagel. Suzanne 46, 55, 164 Naillieux. Bruce 54, 152 Naillieux. John 55. 164 Nash, Mr George 117 Neal, Judy 30. 39, 50. 164 Neely, Brad 74. 94, 164 Neely. George 35 Neely, Julie 19. 35, 44. 78. 138 Neis, Laura 26. 39. 44, 115. 146. 152 Nellessen, Jill 50. 164 Nelson, Cheryl 164 Nelson, Joanne 138 Nelson. Nancie 161. 164 Nemeth, Tracy 12, 13, 39. 78. 136. 138, 190 Netzhammer, Lori 139 Nevills. Kenneth 164 Newcomb. John 77, 94, 152 Newell. Jack 187 Newhard. Christine 152 Nguyen, Ty 152 Nguyen. Vui 152 Nichols, Betty 118 Nightingale, Kathleen 35. 139 Nightingale, Lance 39, 152 Niland, Patrick 96, 139 Noble, Ms. Alice 32, 30, 53. 125 Noble, Pamela 65. 139 Nolan, Karen 42 Nolen, Deborah 152 Norfleet, Patty Jo 71 Norfleet, Paula Norflett. Sherry 164 Norris, Julie 152 Northern Indiana Bank 174 Norwich Store 179 Novak, Robert 152 Nusbaum. Dave 46, 54, 62, 94 o O ' Connell. Joan 139 O ' Connor, Patrick 152 O ' Dell, Michael 54, 77, 152 OEA 42 Oestreich, Gary 164 Olszewski, Nancy 41, 50, 152 Orange Bowl 174 Orchestra 54 Osterhout. Mrs. Maria 118 Osterhout. Tim 18, 90 Ostling, Allen 58, 152 Overton, Jaqueline 84, 85, 152 Overton, Mark 139 Owens, Renee 55. 112. 152 Owens. Rhonda 139 Index — 193 p Page. Jennifer 65. 152 Page. Kimberly 164 Page. Scotl 61. 152 Palmer. Howard 153 Pankow. Roberl 164 Pans. Amy 139 Parker. William 164 Parker. Jeff 164 Parkes. Nancy 139 Parry. Jeff 164 Pasquella, Mark 87. 164 Patrick. Brad 165 Patrick. Sandra 52, 165 Pauley, Sherri 139 Pavich, Gary 12. 77, 140 Pavich, Mary 55. 04, 165 Pearce, Dave 140 Peceny. Bob 96. 165 Pedavoli. David 140 Pekarek, Jeanette 165 Peloso. Deborah 54. 153 Peloso. Mrs Sue 1 19, 127 Pence, Brenda 140 Pence. Shanna 153 Pendleton. Cynthia 165 Pep Bend 112 Pep Club 34 Peres. George 165 Perkine 176 Peters. Catherine 30. 32. 44. 52. 113. 140 Peters. Cynthia 153 Pelerson. Troy 153 Petro. Anthony 74. 165 Philips. Doug 153 Philips. Jor athon 35. 90. 140. 142 Philips. Suzanne 12. 61. 140 Phillips. Lisa 165 Phillips. Miss Margaret 125 Phillips. Terry 165 Phipps. Kevin 140 Piazza. Christopher 77. 153 Pierce. Kevin 153 Pinkerton. Mr. John 39. 125 Pisanski. Cary 153 Pittman. Del 77, 94. 140 Pitts. Stephen 87, 153 Pivarnik. Craig 165 Platt. Andrea 19. 54. 149 Platt. Jody 153 Plazony. Laura 112. 165 Polarek. Dwayne 42. 153 Polite. Joseph 153 Polizotlo. Bart 81. 153 Poncher, Jane 82. 153 Poncher. Julie 140 Porter. Lee 140 Porter. Penni 165 Potis. John 42, 153 Polls. Margaret 82, 140 Potts. Mark 165 Powell. Pamela 70. 140 Powers. Rex 153 Prahow. Joe 54. 81. 153 Prentice. Tina 165 Prescott. Bob 140 Prescott. Doug 165 Preston. Mr Mark 125 Pritchett. Mr Daniel 10. 17. 46. 47. 125 Pritchett. Mrs Kim 118. 119. 124 Proctor. Margaret 30. 32. 44. 53. 96. 115. 140 Prom 22. 23 Prowarl. Georgia 118 Punter. Mr Robert 35. 39. 101. 124 Pursley. Brian 165 Pyle. James 153 Q Ouiggle. David 153 R Rader, Andrew 30. 44, 49. 140 Rams. Ronald 55. 58, 153 Ranalli. Angela 12, 13. 35. 44. 56. 128. 140 Ranalli, Rina 9. 39. 77. 113, 153 Rasmussen. Mr Arthur 125. 101 Rast. Peter 54. 153 Ray. Larry 77. 140. 153 Raymond. Don 77, 140 Rea. Terry 153 Reamon. Michael 153 Redding. Melame 45. 49, 56. 140 Redleman. Becky 186 Reddleman. Joseph 140 Redenbacher. Orville 6 Redman. Dana 16. 153 Redman. Dtar e 165 Redmon, Russell 165 Reed. Douglas 153 Reeder. Debbie 54 Rood’s Nuroory 175 Reggie. Erica 16 . 19. 44. 140. 142 Reggie. P 77 Reggie. Mr, Sidney 19. 125. 74, 77. 100. 101. 115 Reichard. Thomas 153 Reichert. Ronald 165 Reiner. Mark 87. 94. 153 Remijan. Michele 165 Reno. Rebecca 113. 120. 153 Renshaw. Cheryl 46. 55. 165 Renshaw, David 46. 54, 140 Reschke. Susan 54. 153 Resh, Tammy 153 Reshkin. Karen 123. 131. 140. 180 Rettinger. John 153 Reynolds. Nicholas 46. 54, 140 Reynolds. Stacy 153. 52 Rhew. Ronald 153 Rhinehart. Mr. Lewis 126. 101, 39 Rhoda. Mr, Robert 42, 126 Rhynard, Don 32 Ribordy Drugs 169, 180 Richie. James 153 Riley. Jackie 165 Rising. Jenny 165, 32 Risley. Chris 140 Risk, Mr. R. James 117 Risk. Susan 19. 44. 45. 56, 112. 146, 153. 105 Ritchea. Darrell 153 Robbins. Teena 42. 140 Roberts, tarol 154. 78 Roberts. Doug 12, 37. 71. 140 Roberts. Mark 165 Roberts. Richard 9. 30. 53. 140 Roberts. Susan 32. 44. 154. 15, 30. 139 Robertson. Karen 154 Robinson. Daphene 165 Robinson. Diane 42. 113. 140 Robinson. Kathleen 140. 174 Robinson. Mrs, Linda 118 Rocci. Jenny 42 Roccia. Randy 52 Rogers. Duane 154 Rogness. Judith 54. 55. 154 Root Photographers 191 Rose. Jeffery 165. 74 Rose. Sharon 165 Rose, Sharon 165 Rose, Willard 12 Roser. Sandra 154 Round the Clock Restaurant 169. 171 Rowe. James 165 Rubel. Victoria 44. 154 Rudd. Kathy 165 Rudd. Kimberly 141 flumford. Rod 141 Runk, Roger 154, 96 Russell. Thomas 154 Russell. Troy 54 Run. Jeffrey 96. 140 Rutt. Lianne 82. 165 Ryan. Diane 55. 165 Ryding. Burl 55. 165 Ryding. Spnr 55 s Sachs. Tom 154 Sachs. Ruben 141 Salo. Russel 154 Samay. Kathy 141 Sandberg. Monique 165 Sanford. Paul 96, 165 Satterlee. Kathy 30. 44. 52. 113. 139. 141 Sausman. Robin 14 1 Sausman. Terry 74. 165 Scheller, Marianne 154 Schemehoin, Andrew 154 Schena. Roberl 30. 154 Schenck, Brett 96, 165 Scherck. Mark 141 Schiek. Michael 54. 77. 154 Schmucker. Elizabeth 165 Schneckenberger. Kale 174 Scholl, Barrett 74, 165 Scholl, Mary 45. 56. 154 Schroeder. Barb 180 Schroeder. Dan 154 Schroeder. Mana 113, 158. 165 Schroeder. Neil 42, 77. 141 Schroeder. Rachel 113. 154 Schroeder. Sheila 44. 45. 73. 56. 85. 93, 154 Schroeder. Thomas 55. 141. 100 Schroer. Stacey 50. 154 Schuck. Alan 154 Schuck. Steven 96. 141 Schueler. Dawn 44. 142 Schueler. Karla 85. 93. 165 Schultz Floral Shop 170 Schultz. James 165 Schultz. Sandra 54. 154. 170 Schumaker. John 77. 154 Scott. Bruce 142 Scott. Jennifer 48. 142 Scott. Mr Don 126 Scroggin. Daniel 55. 165 Scfoggin. David 55. 59. 154 Searles, Ann 55. 166 Searles. Edward 81. 166 Seeber. Carolyn 32 Seifert. Mary 93. 166 Selby. Tim 142 Sensenbaugh, Rebecca 44. 46. 54. 154 Sepke. Dana 166 Sexion. Cynthia 166 Sexton. Heather 142 Shadrick. Kelly 14. 30. 32. 44. 53. 142 Shaeffer, Mrs, Alice 118 Shakay ' a 169. 186 Shaver, Jeffrey 14. 30. 46. 55. 154 Sheperd. Kevin 154 Sheridan, Dawn 154 Shernck. Jeff 42 Shideler. Or. Bill 42 Shideler. Lisa 166 Shih. Nean-pong 142 Shinabarger. Allan 142 Shinall. Deborah 154 Shoemaker, Connie 142 Siar. Richard 154 Siebert. Mary 78. 142 Sienkowski. Randy 44. 73. 81. 142 Silhavy. Tammy 154 Silverthorn. Sara 166 Sims, Holly 93. 166 Sims. Jon 154 Simson, Jane 39. 44. 66. 154 Sinclair. Sandra 154 Sirovica. Aleksandra 166 Sizen. Patrick 166 Smith. Joel 74. 94. 166 Smith. Joyce 142 Smith. Todd 142 Smitherman, 66. 154 Snider. Jody 165 Snodgrass. Regina 30. 166 Snodgrass. Scott 19. 77. 94. 142 Snodgrass. Tim 74. 166 Snyder. Amy 154 Snyder. Mr Lester 126 Solomon. Edward 12. 90. 142 Sorenson. Jonathon 46. 54. 66. 154 Sorenson. Ken 46. 55 Sorenson. Margaret 119 Sovich. Carrie 112. 166 Sovich. Timothy 77. 94. 154 Sowers. Hubert 143 Spagna. Matthew 96. 166 Speckhard. Daniel 142, 143. 180 Spencer. Robert 143 Sperry. George 67. 154 Spicola, Richard 143 Spoor. Starla 143 Spriggs, Kevin 46. 55. 65. 154 Spring . David 54. 154 Squire. Jane 166 Stalbaum, Thomas 154 Staley. Nancy 154 Stamper. James 154 Standiford. Blame 154 Standiford, Brian 74, 166 Stanier. Mr, Charles 77. 126 Stark. Ann 54. 143 Stark. Christopher 14. 30. 32. 44. 49. 53, 139. 143 Stark. Don 55. 166 Stark. Rebecca 113, 154 Starti. Jennifer 58. 166 Slavreff. Michael 30. 32. 44. 46. 54. 139. 143 St. Clair. Kimberly 143 Stedman. Rhonda 143 Steele. Kelly 158. 166 Steele. Steve 143 Sleeves. John 44. 131. 143 Steinbrecher. Carl 87. 166 Steinbrecher. Paul 143 Stemhilber. Carolyn 166 Stelling. Harold 154 Stephen. Fred 46. 55. 87. 166 Stephen. Mrs. Mary 65. 126 Stephens. Kimberly 166 Siever, Jeffrey 166 Stewart. Cliff 55. 166 Stewart. Peggy 82 Stewart, Greg 166 Stinnett. Roberl 166 Stipp, Les 44. 154 Stokes. John 166 Stokes. Kenneth 30. 154 Stokes. Mr. Tom 59, 126 Stoltz. Dr 77 Stombaugh. Bruce 112, 114. 143 Stombaugh. Joan 118 Stone. Peggy 143 Stone. Perry 166 Stone. Rhonda 154 Stordeur. Mrs Billie 119 Stordeur. Miss Barb 120 Sto Thomas. Rossini 30. 166 Stout. Russel 49 Stratton. Anne 44. 54. 131. 143 Stratton. Donald 94. 166 Stratton. Julie 44. 46. 54. 154 Stritof. Jennifer 44. 154 Stritof. Marlin 143 Strongbow’t Turkey Inn 185 Stuart. Sally 118 Student Council 38 Student Feculty Senate 38 Stuebig. Leland 68. 154 Sturdevant. Laura 154 Sucker. T. 74 Sullivan. Holly 154 Summers. Pamela 63. 143 Sumner. Lisa 143 Sutherlin. Wanda 53. 143 Sutton. Mr Roberl 39. 116 Sutton. Scott 30. 154 Swann. Shannon 44. 54. 143 Swanson. Tom 143 Sweet, Mr. Virgil 126 Swickard. Lillian 118 Swiderski. Paula 166 Swimming 82. 96 Szalmasagi. Ruth 166 Szoke, Susan 55, 166 T Taber, Amber 55. 155 Tabor. Katherine 30. 55. 166 Talley. Cynthia 155 Talmadge. Debbie 143 Tarela. Lon 155 Taylor. Darlene 143 Taylor. Greg 155 Taylor. Kimberly 166 Taylor. Robert 155 Teachout. Robert 143 Teftertiller. Michele 166 Telschow. Nathan 77, 155 Telschow. Susan 41, 44. 143 Tempest. John 77 Tener. Cindy 166 Tennis 86. 1 10 Terpstra. Brian 19. 143 Terwilliger. Sharlene 155 Thom as. Brad 74. 166 Thomas. John 12, 90. 143 Thompson. Brian 10. 30. 166 Thompson. Linda 37. 143 Thompson. Sara 44. 45. 56. 57. 115. 131. 143 Thoreson. Marcus 131. 144 Three Wishes 175 Tichy. Christa 1 18 Tidwell, Mary 166 Tiebert. Judy 144 Tolin. Christopher 166 Tonner. Chris 55. 166 Toup. Jim 96 Track 104-107 Trainor, Jeff 54. 144 Trainor, John 155 Triscik. Dean 144 Trowbridge. Stacy 37. 44, 66. 82. 155 Trowbridge. Todd 42. 77, 94, 144 Trowman. Kay 118 Troy. Jerome 155. 69 Tuemper, Pamela 166 Tucker. Brenda 49. 144 Tucker. Glenn 30. 166 Tucker. Melissa 2. 12. 77. 113. 144. 184 Tucker. Renate 118 Turner. Timothy 12. 144 Two Cousins 184 u Uber. Glenn 54. 144 Dim. Mamie 50. 155 Ulman. Laura 42. 144 Underwood. Elizabeth 155 Ungurait. John 32 Urell. Annelies 144 Urschell, Mark 151. 155 Uskert. Mr. Dennis 169 U.S. Steel 187 Utterback. Mr Amos 118 V Vaka. Mike 77. 144 Vaka. Todd 155 Valentin, Mark 167 Valenien 56 Valette, Dafynn 144 V.A.L.P.O. 156 Velpo Sports 189 Van Hook. Eric 167 Vanhook. Mark 144 Van Keppel. Cheryl 112. 113. 167 Van Keppel. Todd 19. 44. 77. 144 Van Senus. John 77. 94. 155 Vas. Christopher 167 Vass. Delphine 155 Vass. Jeannie 113. 155 Veatch. James 59. 155 Vendl. Donald 167 Vendl. Roberl 73. 74. 81. 144 Ventura. Lawrence 167 Venturini, Frank 144 Versleeg. Steve 54. 155 Versteeg. Suzanne 55, 84. 93. 167 194 — Index Vesierbaek. Mona 144 Vettas. Aspasia 167 VICA 42 Victorian Bridal Salon 181 Villeneuve. Raymond Vocke. Cheryl 44, 63. 02. 144 Vocke. David 96 Vocke. Kathryn 55, 82. 167 Volleyball 84 Vondran. Nancy 35. 155 Vondran. Susan 44. 45. 56. 144 Von Tobel’s 186 V’Teens 36 w Wagner, Brenda 85. 155 Walker. Lana 155 Walker. Mrs, Lone 126 Wallace. Chuck 167 Wallace. Paula 155 Walls. Kimberly 16. 37. 155 Walsh. John 155 Walsh. Juhe 167 Walsh. Mary Jo 155 Walsh, Miss Nancy 126 Walswoflh. Manlea 112. 113, 16: 167 Walters. Bill 144 Ward, Kirk 55. 155 Wareham. Dan 155 Wark. Charles 42 Warner, Stan 155 Warwick. Jackie 71. 167 Warwick, John 155 Wasemann. Oebora 55. 112. 156 Washek. James 96. 155 Watson, Judy 04, 93. 167. 18 Watt. Ardele 50. 155 Watts. Albert 155 Watts. Daniel 155 Watts. Mr Mark 13. 39. 77. 126. 188 Waymire. Stacey 2. 77. 112. 113 145 Webb, Allison 30. 52. 167 Webb, Mary 15. 30. 27. 115. 145 Weber. Gwen 155 ; Weber. Valerie 45. 54. 56. 145 Wehner. Ken 145 Wehner. Michael 167 Weichert, Brian 145 Weideman, Tamara 167 Weidger, Mary 52. 155 Weigel. Jerry 155 Weins. Carol 54 Weiler. Jennifer 02 Wells. Kathy 145 Wells. Paul 167 Welsh. Bridgetle 50. 145 Wesley. Ann 37, 56. 145 Wessel. Susan 113. 145 West, Suzanne 145 Wheeler, Roberl 145 White. Brenda 145 Wilhelm, Connie 145 Williamson. Sandy 50 Winters. Kevin 145 Winters. Rosalyn 112. 113 Wixon, Alice 145 Wixon, John 145 Woodrich, Kathy 55. 145 Wood. Cindy 55 Wood. Laura 145 Woodruff. Sherry 145 Y YARC 36 Yates, Kimberly 155 Yates. Scott 50 Young. Rosaline 30. 55, 167 z Zaharias. George 74. 167 Zambori. Ulrike 118 Zell. Patty 49 Ziegart. William 81. 167 Zimmerman. Mrs. Gloria 45. 56, 12 7 Zimmerman. Jolene 150. 167 Zoll. Mark 145 Zombik. Scott 145 Zwiers. Vance 167 1981 VALENIAN STAFF — Front Row: Jeff Harms, Mary Castro, Janet Dombrowski, Ellen Car- ullo, Eric Brant, Melanie Redding. Second Row: Angie Ranalli, Carolyn Dougherty, Sheila Schroeder, Mary Pat Scholl, Cindy Hallberg, Susan Risk, Back Row: Sara Thompson, Laura Meyer. Marty Fili- powski, Ann Wesley, Jenny Frame, Susan Vondran, Valerie Wber Not pictured: Kim Ferrall. The 1981 Valenian is a member of the National Scholas- tic Press Association and the Columbia Press Association. Editors-ln-chlef Carolyn Dougherty Sara Thompson Academics Editors Janet Dombrowski Laura Meyer Faculty Editors Cindy Hallberg Valerie Weber Business Manager Ellen Carullo Advisor Mrs, Gloria Zimmerman Coaches, supporters keep yearbook team on the gg Stott morale rurtnirtg high I f any one word accurately de- scribes the production of this year- book, the term is teamwork. From start to finish of our deadline race, staff members combined efforts, traded talents, and shared inspirations. Like any team, however, we needed coaching and encouragement. To all those who provided information, ad- vised, gave moral support, or other- wise minimized the trauma of produc- tion, we ' d like to say thanks! We are especially grateful to the fol- lowing people for their help: Root Pho- tographers, the VIdette Messenger, and Wide World Photos for contribut- ing pictures; Mary Barrows, our publish- ing consultant at Josten ' s, who took time to double-check our proofs and specifications; Bob Henning, our year- book representative; members of the VHS faculty and administration for be- ing so helpful in interviews, with special thanks to coaches and to the office secretories, who put up with our end- less requests for music; to Santa Claus, who brought cheer at Christmas, and of course, to a terrific advisor, Mrs. Z., who toierated our whims, helped pre- vent nervous breakdowns, and all in all, kept the whole show running. Thanks! — Carolyn Dougherty Sara Thompson Clubs Editors Melanie Redding Susan Vondran Ann Wesley Album Editors Mary Casto Jenny Frame Mary Scholl Contributing Writers Jackie Moore Jenny Stritof Contributing Photographer Trent Albert Brenda Coleman Terri Ann Rea Acknowledgements — 195 Sports Editors Jeff Harms Susan Risk Sheila E. Schroeder Advertising Editors Eric Brant Angie Ranalli Photographer Marty Filipowski Staff Artist Eric Brant Activities Editor Kim Ferrall Reagan balances budget while assasination attempt Atlanta killings shake nation SEPTEMBER: Reagan faces Anderson in debate, but Carter refuses to complete the trio. Border battles between Iran and Iraq erupt into full-scale war, threatening West ' s oil supply and U.S. hostages. Po- lish government grants strikers right to form free unions. OCTOBER: Election campaigns heat up; polls give Reagan slight edge, but Carter- Reagan debate results in a draw. South Carolina Congressman John W. Jenrette is convicted of taking an Abscam bribe. Philadelphia Phillies beat Kansas City Royals for their first World Series win. NOVEMBER: Polls say election is too close to call, but Reagan takes landslide victory. Las Vegas M-G-M Grand Hotel burns in what experts call second worst hotel fire in U.S. history; 84 die, and over 400 are injured. Earthquakes rock south- ern Italy, killing over 3000 and forcing 250,000 from their homes. Hostages mark one year of captivity. Millions of viewers tune in to find out that Kristen shot JR Ewing on the nigh t-time soap op- era, “Dallas.” DECEMBER: Former Beetle John Len- non shot dead at age 40. Threat of Rus- sian move into Poland mounts as troops gather at border. U.S. Representatives Frank Thompson, Jr. and John M. Murphy are convicted in Abscam scandal. OPEC hikes oil prices to $41 per barrel. JANUARY: Inauguration ceremonies have double climax: Reagan sworn in as 40th president and hostages freed after 444 days in captivity; yellow ribbons ap- pear everywhere. Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles in Superbowl XV. FEBRUARY: Reagan abolishes price controls on oil and later reveals plans to slash $50 billion from federal budget. Val- ue of dollar overseas climbs. Civil war in El Although the outcome was largely uncertain in the last weeks before the election, Ronald Rea- gan swept the Republicans into office with 483 electoral votes. The Republicans also picked up 33 seats in the House and gained a majority in the Senate for the first time in years. Salvador causes fear of second Vietnam for U.S. MARCH: Reagan takes a bullet in left lung in assassination attempt by John W. Hinckley; two aides and Washington po- liceman also shot. Total of murdered chil- dren in Atlanta climbs to 20 with two oth- ers missing. Brezhnev invites Reagan to Soviet-American summit on arms control. Postage rates rise to 18 cents per letter. APRIL: Success of Columbia space shut- tle launches U.S. into new space frontier. Reagan lifts grain embargo to Soviet Union. Count of Atlanta murders rises to 26. “Ordinary People” takes four Acade- my Awards. MAY: Pope John Paul II injured in assas- sination attempt. Socialist Francois Mit- terand defeats 23-year French President Giscard d’Estaing in election. Japan agrees to limit auto exports to U.S. to aid ailing American car industry. headouadteds lra c On-- h 196 — Current Events For tho firat time aince 1976, VHS received the Boya’ and Girla’ Duneland Conference All Sporta Trophy lor excelling in every aport. Gaa pricea aoared following Reagan’a decon- trol of oil. Economiata predict pricea will in- creaae to $1.50 by the aummer of 1981. After nearly fifteen montha of negotiating and waiting, America burat into a bloom of patrio- tiam and welcomed home the 52 hoatagea with acorea of yellow ribbona around oak treea and aeemingly everything elae. Among Reagan ' a campaign promiaea wax cut- ting inflationary government apending from the federal budget. Many critica, however, were akeptical of theae cuta. Currant Eventa — 197 With the end in sight, seniors cross off the days in VHS tradition to make the last few weeks of classes more bearable. Sophomore Jolene Zimmerman takes a little time out during the annual Fellowship of Chris- tian Athletes basketball marathon held April 10 and 11. After 30 hours of playing, F.C.A. accu- mulated approximately $750. Going to state contest with a season record of 10-0, the Girls Gymnastics Team edged con- tender Perry Meridian by two-tenths of a point to bring VHS its first state title in girls’ athlet- ics. Optional Team-Terri Opiinger, Chris Tonner, Tracey Devine, Nancy Howard, Frieda Me- dema, Debbie Brady, Erica Reggie, Andrea Ferngran, Kim Dutcher, Coach Lori Walker. Although small in stature, |unior Brett Bennett belts out “Bigger isn’t Better” in full strength at the annual variety show. May Madness, held May 1 and 2. Senior Rob Harden and other varsity team members rejoice after their sectional victory. Viking Magic soared to Regionals, knocking out South Bend Riley 64-61 and M.C. Rogers 81- 68. This paved the road to Semi-State for the Viking Express, but Marion slowed them to a halt with a score of 74-68. 198 — Closing DOWN 1 Ups and downs of 1980 ’SI: gymnasts win championship, 17 students expelled for drugs W ith his heart pounding heavily and his body wet with sweat, the runner draws near the finish line. As an opponent gains on him at his heel, the runner blocks out the thought of his aching muscles and pours his last re- maining strength into the end. Just ahead, the tape across the finish line sways in the breeze. Closer . . . closer . . . he takes the tape! We all know the special feeling of win- ning. Although we Vikings didn’t always come in ahead of the rest, athletes and non-athletes alike enjoyed a number of victories this year. Nearly all of us got caught in the spell of the Viking Magic basketball team. During the winter, when the daily grind of six- hours-of-classes, five-days-a-week hit its worst, the excitement of a winning season and making it to Semi-State for the sec- ond year straight lightened the mood. Just when the enthusiasm was dying down, the girls’ gymnastics team brought VMS its first state title in girls’ athletics, and we again cheered the Green and White. Band members basked in the warm re- ception of Meixican audiences on their trip south of the border and in the honor of being selected to attend the Music Educators National Conference. Of course, we had our down times this year, too. Letters to the Editor in the Vi- dette Messenger written by VHS stu- dents who called the school a prison stirred anger in students who disagreed. Later, emotions ranging from shock to wry amusement were aroused when 17 students were expelled from school for involvement with drugs. Like every year, 1980-81 had both ups and downs, wins and losses. Moods changed, and the pace often varied, but we always kept moving ahead. — Sara Thompson During Pep club’ Spirit Week, March 2-6, clubs decorated hall in recognition of varsity basketball team members and coaches. Closing — 199 Paces vary throughout year but Vikings look to future, push forward with optimism T o the spectators, he grins a wea- ry smile. Still panting, he leans over and rests his hands on his knees. Gradually, his breathing slows. His coach walks over and, with a pat on the shoulder, congratulates him on his best time ever. The runner smiles again. All right! he thinks, best time ever! He nods his head with satisfac- tion. Great!. . .but next time — even better! Whether ath!etes or not, we at VHS were a!! part of the runner, and he was part of a!! of us. Like him as he ran his race, we changed paces throughout the year. Sometimes slowing, some- times gaining speed, we always kept moving ahead. We started with a fast pace in Sep- tember. With new people, new classes and new activities, we seemed to have more to do than ever before. As our activities became routine, the pace settled down a little. Our at- tention turned now and then to events outside school like Reagan’s victory in the election, the local controversy over the construction of movie the- aters in the County Seat Plaza, and the REO Speedwagon concerts in Chica- go. As the year wound down to an end, we grew tired of school. " Senioritis " developed in epidemic proportions, seemingly spreading to juniors and sophomores, as well. We picked up enthusiasm, however, as we looked forward to graduation and summer vacation, and finished the year with a strong pace. Looking ahead, we can never tell exactly what the future will bring. With- out knowing what results Reagan ' s economic plans will have, some stu- dents wonder how they will pay for college or where they will find jobs. Still, like the runner, we looked ahead with optimism. Our paces may have slowed occasionally, but we al- ways managed to pick up speed again and keep moving ahead! — Sara Thompson All headlines in this book were set by Josten’s American Yearbook Company, except the opening, activities, and sports headlines and the iabel headlines in the album section, which were set in Formatt graphic art. All tool lines were handset by the staff. All boy copy was sef In 10-polnf Helvetica type with captions In 8-polnt, except the opening section, which used Avant Garde type, and features, which were set In Souvenir. This book was printed on 80-pound gloss paper at Josten’s American Yearbook Comapny In Clarksville, Ten- nessee. The cover was designed by Editors Carolyn Dougherty and Sara Thompson. 200 — Closing


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