Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN)

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N 97 PORTER CO LIBRARY SYSTEM - VALPARAISO ' 7 298 VAL t : Valparaiso High School Yearbc The area ' s economy was not at its best. Many lost their jobs as the steel mills were forced to lay off up to 2,000 workers. Unemployment threatened to reach double figures for the first time in decades, as Reagan continued to lay the blame on previous administrations. The outlook in the fall of ' 82 was bleak to say the least. Despite the economic situation, Valparaiso changed very lit- tle. Some businesses, like Things Unique and Indiana General, shut down partially or for good. Others, like Greek’s Pizzeria and Ribordy Drugs expanded. Business in Valpo may not have been flourishing, but it certainly wasn’t dead. The economy seemed to ha ve little effect on the day to day affairs of VHS students. For those who needed a job, there were usually openings somewhere, as long as waiting tables or mak- ing hamburgers was not beneath one ' s dignity. In the halls one was much more likely to hear a student complain of the long hours he had to work on Friday night, than of the difficulty in finding a job. So, for an overall view of an area not only struggled through the hard times, but even managed to grow a little, start by looking at Valparaiso. Take it from here. — Kathryn A. Vocke Opening 1-5 Student Life 6-27 Academics 23-53 Clubs 54-75 Sports 76-119 Album 120-167 Ads 168-189 Index 190-194 Closing 195-200 Volume 67 Valparaiso High School 2727 North Cambell Street Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 464-1002 V ’83 09787 GRAZING IN THE FIELD next to the north parking lot, horses offered a serene contrast to the hectic school life of 1352 VHS stu- dents. BEFORE TROUNCING LAPORTE 37-6, Viking football players break through a paper hoop held by Varsity Cheerleaders Kim Zimmer- man and Lynette Dofka. Valpo: A big city almost Many things in the environment can influence a per- son’s development from the time he is born. If the influ- encing factors are unique, chances are he will grow up to be an interesting individual. The same holds true for a city. If the area surrounding it is diversified, it will grow to have a unique personality. Diversified is certainly a word describing Northern Indi- ana and Illinois. From the big city life of Chicago to the warmth and security of small-town Valpo, from swimming at the Dunes in the summer to skiing at The Pines in the winter, from steel mill workers to business men, Valpar- aiso had it all. All these factors combined to make Valpo unlike an other city. With a wide assortment of lifestyles and char- acteristics, it had a distinct personality all its own. — Kathryn A. Vocke 2 Opening STEEL MILLS, the university, the dunes, and Chicago all contribute to making Valpo an in- teresting place to live. The steel mills bring Ldwsuuic unci a the economic slump closer to home, while tertainment. and the University Chapel Chicago continues to offer its unique assort- serves as a landmark for the area. SINCE THE RENNOVATION of the Nature Study Area, under the direction of Miss Diane Reuter, the facilty was more frequently used by life science students in all Valparaiso Com- munity Schools. VHS biology students Frieda Medema, Diane Ryan. George Azar, and Bill Blanco test the water in the west section of the facility. 4 Opening A BUILDING SLUMP was not evident in Val- paraiso as another roller rink was built to ca- ter to VHS students ' needs. ALTHOUGH THE INTENT was to remedy the overcrowding of " C” lunch, the addition of two more classes to " A” lunch only made the situation worse. Some students had to wait as long as 20 minutes before getting to the front of the line. A view from the top Looking at the city of Valparaiso from the roof of VHS can give an insight into the entire community. The first thing you might notice from your perch is a pasture where four or five horses are grazing. Typical, you think to yourself. Although Valpo is a far cry from the farming community it once was, scattered fields, barns, and old churches remain as a legacy. To the West you see the track, football field, and cleat house: signs of a school that’s proud of its athletes and a benevolent state government. In the distance, to the East, you may catch a glimpse of the County Seat Mall. The mall may not be as awesome as Merrillville ' s Southlake, but it signifies the recent, rapid growth of Valpo’s North Calumet Avenue business dis- trict. The view from VHS may not be particularly beautiful or fascinating, but it can tell you a lot about the town, its origins, and its current lifestyles. — Kathryn A. Vocke 5 Opening DURING SPIRIT WEEK, students dressed in styles ranging from green and white to Hawai- ian. To show his Homecoming spirit, Glenn Hodshire wears a black suit and carries a vio- lin case on Gangster Day. MEMBERS OF THE " GODSPELL” cast, Jennie Carmichael, Kent Grelling, and Patty Furman clown around before the opening night per- formance. The musical was performed in the summer when students were under less pres- sure and had more time to rehearse. Cutting corners helps stretch $ As the economic situation changed, the lives of the students changed as well. Although they weren’t drastic or earth shattering, the changes exemplified how every- one in the country was cutting corners or doing without to adapt to the economic slump. For students, most of the budget cuts were in the area of entertainment. Instead of going to the movies on Fri- day night and paying $3.50, they discovered that they could see the same movie on Tuesday for a dollar. Rather than eating out at a restaurant before a dance, many chose to cook a special dinner at home. Also, eating a medium pizza at Shakey’s with friends could be just as much fun as eating a large one. In order to earn spending money, some entered the job market. Many were successful, only to find that Mom and Dad had the mistaken impression that the money should be spent on clothes and gas, or saved for college. With a few minor changes the students managed to adjust their lifestyles to the changing times. — Kathryn A. Vocke 6 Student Life Division REPRESENTING A $1.6 MILLION investment. 40 busses are used to transport Valparaiso students to and from school every day. Valparaiso: A community with something for everyone Valparaiso: an ideal place to grow up. A quaint “lit- tle” growing town with a top-rated educational system, beautifully kept parks, and people from every part of the nation. In the beginning, it belonged to the Potawatomi Indi- ans, until 1832 when the United States government purchased the land, and the first settler, a French Canadian named Joseph Bailley moved in. Early settlers dubbed the new found territory “Por- tersville” and it was officially named as the county seat of Porter County. In 1837, the name was changed to Valparaiso, liter- ally meaning “vale of paradise”. The Indiana General A UNIQUE TRAIT of Valparaiso, according to Mayor Elden Kuehl. is a downtown preserved in an up-to-date fashion Nonetheless, parking spaces were all too few and far between for shoppers and business- men on busy afternoons. 8 Valparaiso Assembly thought this appropriate because Commo- dore David Porter, for whom Porter County was named, fought a famous battle in Valparaiso, Chile, during the War of 1812. Valparaiso was incorporated as a town in 1850, then received its charter as a city in 1865. The new city grew rapidly. In 1850 the population was 520, but by 1875 approximately 3,560 people made Valpo their home. Today the population has grown to approximately 24,000. According to Mayor Elden Kuehl, families are attracted to Valpo because of its ' almost ideal atmo- sphere. “Valpo offers the best schools, churches, and re- creation found anywhere, " explained Kuehl who has lived in Valpo all his life. " Everyone that comes here is happy and satisfied,” he further noted. A downtown preserved in an up to date fashion and the fact that Valpo is the county seat are also unique features of the city, according to the mayor. Kuehl stated that future plans for Valparaiso includ- ed a waste water treatment plant and a solid waste disposal system, both to be completed within the next few years. At first glance, Valparaiso may not have seemed so ideal. In fact to many teenagers, it may have seemed ordinary and dull compared to the liveliness of larger cities, like Chicago. But, if looked at a little more close- ly, Valpo proved that it really did have a lot to offer. In comparison to many cities, Valparaiso was unique and ideal. Well, almost. — Kimberly Page THE END OF the 1982-83 school year marked the end of 88 years of service, as Flint Lake Elementary School was closed, due to a stabilized population growth and safety precautions. AFTER A FIRE in 1835. Porter County’s first courthouse was rebuilt in Valparaiso ' s downtown square, with two more stories added, making it a four level, limestone structure, as it appears today. In 1863. then Governor Wright, declared it one of the best in the state. OFTEN LEFT UNNOTICED, scenic views like the railroad tracks un- der the bridge on Campbell Street were evident in Valparaiso if one had the time to notice them. Although the trains often infuriated drivers, they provided a speedy means of transporting goods. 9 Valparaiso The last locker was finally shut, and all that remained were a few custodians finishing their work, before they too, could finally call it a day. But for the students, the weekend had come at last. Nightlife: when the sun goes down and the good times roll When the sun goes down, the fun usually begins. What exactly did the word " fun " mean to VHS stu- dents? In order to find out a survey was conducted in which approximately 40 students took part. If the re- sults weren ' t surprising, they were at least as diversi- fied as the students themselves. What did students do for fun. They did everything from movies and parties, to post-game pizza gather- ings at spots such as Shakey’s or Godfather’s. Even staying home was fun sometimes. " Being home once A TRADITION MAY have been started this year, with the emphasis on encouraging the team and promot- ing spirit, VHS students were allowed on the field before home games to cheer the players on. Jolene Zimmerman fakes it as a cream cheese package before the Valpo-Chesterton game. ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS, school sponsored activi- ties such as the Homecoming dance, gave students a chance to dress up and have a fun filled night on the town. Senior Judy Neal kicked off her shoes while dancing with her date, Joe Kim, a PNC stu- dent. PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT FOR a mass of Valpo students and residents during the halftime of the Valpo vs. Portage contest, proved to be a bit danger- ous for one Vikette as she tried to ward off the Pink Panther (Ms. Alice Noble). 10 Nightlife in a while is good, to watch television, listen to music or have a party, " commented sophomore Missy Meyer. Most students said they went out about three nights a week, although this did vary. Some went out as many five nights a week, while others averaged only one. Although most students did not have traditional jobs, many did have odd jobs such as lawn mowing or baby- sitting. Almost all of the students surveyed said that whether cr not they had a job definitely did affect how many nights per week they could go out and how much money they could spend. ‘‘My folks don’t dish out money to me unless it is a special occasion, so if I want to do something, I usually pay for it myself, " said sophomore Brian Blackman. Having fun could get very expensive, with some stu- dents spending up to $20 weekly on fun activities. Fun meant different things to different people. To some of us it meant always being with a large group of friends, while to others, curling up at home with a good book could be just as pleasing. Whatever fun was, it was certainly not lacking in the after school hours of most VHS students. — Kimberly Page SHAKEY’S, A FAVORITE hangout for post-game gathering provides a loose atmosphere for Juniors Gina Giorgi. Lynn Chrustowski, and Barbie Jones. Godspell: A usual, unusual musical Everything was different, but every- thing was the same. The gold velvet curtain parted, exposing the cast to the hushed audience as it always did. But this time it parted in July, not No- vember and audience members were clad in short sleeved shirts and cotton slacks, not wool coats. Weekday nights were filled with rehearsals, but week- days were not filled with schoolwork. Eight weeks were put into the prepara- tion of Godspell, but no one seemed to mind. The obvious difference was that this year the traditional semi-annual fall musical was presented on July 9-11. The reasoning behind this, according to Director Alice Noble was that Musi- cal Director Daniel Pritchett would not have ample time in the fall, due to his schedule as Marching Band Director. WHILE SINGING Long Live God. " Mark Daniels, Andy Dix, and Kent Grelling, all ensemble mem- bers, carry Jesus (Kelly Brant) out of the audito- rium after his crucifixtion. The seasonal change also made it ea- sier on the 15 member cast since the additional pressures of school were not present. Although rehearsals were held every weekday night for eight weeks, cast members did not mind. “When the show was over, I felt an unexplainable sadness, " commented Brent Bennett who played John the Baptist. “I grew to love the play and all the people involved. " One fact remained indisputable: it was a lot of work. From the time the curtain opened at 8 p.m. until the very end, no cast member left the stage. According to Ms. Noble, this had never been done before in any VHS produc- tion. Although this was an added strain on cast members, Noble felt this charac- teristic made the show what it was. “The focus was on every individual all the time,” she explained. “Godspell ex- emplified that people are people. No matter what faults they have, religion and Jesus Christ as we know it accepts them. I think it is a play of accep- tance, " she added. Amidst the heavy schedule of re- hearsals, there were many other jobs to be done. Noble and cast members were responsible for all promotion, costume and set designing, and selling the $3 tickets. A crew of four students handled the lighting during the play. If, at first glance, Godspell seemed ordinary, a closer look showed us that although the main ingredients were there, below the surface changes were quite evident. — Kimberly Page FOLLOWING JESUS ' ORDERS to create and com- plete a face are Ensemble Member Jennifer Car- michael and John the Baptist (Brent Bennett). SONIA (JUDY NEAL) tempts Jesus (Kelly Brant) to change his pure ways while seductively singing " Turn Back O’ Man. " Jesus however, refuses her offer. 12 Godspell RHYTHMATICALLY MOVING TO Oh Bless The Lord My Soul, " Keith Ludwig and Cindy Dowd, both ensemble members aid Lisa Glenn while she performs this solo. ENSEMBLE MEMBERS Andy Dix and Gina Moore ask God to help them by singing " God Save the People. 13 Godspell More than just another Homecoming It was a true coming home. With massive student involvement and spirit surging through every hallway, some felt it to be the best Homecoming ever. According to Pep Club Chairman Jo- lene Zimmerman, student response to Spirit Week activities was overwhelm- ing. ‘‘It was great. There is just no oth- er way to describe it. It seemed that everyone got involved, especially on Turn Around Day,” added Jolene. From guys dressed in mini skirts to hallways filled with gangsters, nothing was left out. There was even a Morp day (prom spelled backwards) in which dressing down was the style. The annual Powder Puff football game held an unusual twist as the sen- ior girls beat the juniors for the first time in six years by a score of 12-8. Friday night finally came and so did the Homecoming game against La- Porte. The 37-6 Viking victory put icing on the cake and seemed to perfect an already great Homecoming week. Cin- dy Wood was named Homecoming Queen, and Jill Kauffman, Princess. As a grand finale to the festivities the traditional Homecoming Dance was held Saturday, October 9 from 8-11 pm. But according to Jolene, it was not so traditional. " We wanted something different and away from the ordinary.” Keeping that in mind Pep Club came up with “A Night On The Town,” for its theme. " To develop that, we used sce- nery like theaters, taxis and Central Park,” Jolene explained. The cost was $6 per couple and 168 couples attend- ed. After the $800 in dance bills were paid, Jolene stated that all profits would be distributed equally among sports and other Pep Club functions, such as flowers on Parent Night. Pep Club members planned the dance for five weeks. Selling tickets and decorating the north balcony, kept many members busy during Home- coming week. According to Jolene, the cost and time students put into this dance was worth it. She explained that because it was the first dance of the year, it got everyone in the swing of things. Homecoming 1982 may not have been the best ever, but few disagreed that it ca me very close. — Kimberly Page KEEPING WITH THE THEME A Night On the Town”, each couple attending the Homecoming Dance, received a taxi with their names on it as a momento of the evening. OFFENSIVE SIDE MEMBERS, John Seiger. Jim Fauser, Jay Frederick, and Jeff Rybak, watch as the defense executes a play during Valpos 37-6 Homecoming victory against LaPorte. 1982 HOMECOMING COURT: Corrinne Keene. Lori Cox, Princess Jill Kauffman, Queen Cindy Wood. Michelle Remijan, and Suzette Byvoets. 14 Homecoming THE HIGH LEVEL of energy displayed by the crowd during the Valparaiso-LaPorte game was indicative of the whole week prior to Homecom- ing. DURING THE HALFTIME of Valpos 37-6 victory against LaPorte, Cindy Wood was named Home- coming Queen, and Jill Kauffman, Princess. " SPECTRUM, LIGHT AND SOUND,” provided music for senior Jeff Rose and his date Kelly Mackey, of Portage. 15 Homecoming Convocations: present sharp contrast to classroom hum-drum Were they just a 25$ excuse to get out of class for an hour or did they really entertain and educate us? Did they really pump up the athletic teams or just bolster school spirit a little? In any case, convos and pep sessions were all too few and far between for students, students. Although most students thought of convocations as simply once a month breaks from the daily routine of classes and study halls, Convocations Director Glen Ellis said that some convos were also used as another method of education. " We tried to strike a happy medi- um between education and entertainment,” said Ellis. Certain convos, like the multi-media presentation CLOSE YOUR EYES and don’t move, " were the instructions given to senior John Daras before karate expert Larry Daniels sliced a water- melon on his stomach, during a Karate convocation in October. 16 Convocations “Stampede” and a performance by The Canadian Brass, an internationally acclaimed musical group, were entertaining yet also educational. A purely entertaining Karate demonstration by the youngest fourth degree Black Belt in the world, Larry Daniels, caused several students to attempt to dupli- cate his amazing feats by “karate chopping” walls and tables after the show. Expert mentalist Craig Karges’ ESP demonstration also had many people attempting to duplicate his psychic powers on tests and quizzes. For the third consecutive year Geneticist Sam Rhine presented a lecture entitled, “The Most Important Nine Months of Your Life,” to all sophomores and new students. Dealing with the causes and prevention of birth defects, Rhines’ lecture has been heard at over 1000 high schools across the country. Unlike the multi-purposed convocations, pep ses- sions had just one goal: to get team members and fans excited before a big game or meet. Helping to achieve that goal, themes such as " She’s a Valpo Girl,” (as opposed to a Valley Girl) tied the rallies together. Another new addition to the pep session schedule this year was the inclusion of a Spring pep session to build spirit for sports such as track and baseball. Pep Club President Jolene Zimmerman explained, " This year we wanted to include all sports, not just football and basketball.” Even though many students weren’t always sure of the purpose of convocations and pep sessions, most people agreed that they were more than just a 25 t excuse to get out of class. — Mark G. Colin SOPHOMORE BAND MEMBER, David McMichael gets a chance to play " The Twilight Zone " solo during “Halftime High- lights and Haydn. " on November 4. Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Vikettes participat- ed in this concert. THIRD CHAIR, FIRST VIOLIN Orchestra member Laura Hoffman concentrates on " Stevie Wonder Sounds " during the " Half- time Highlights and Haydn " performance. CREATING THEIR OWN FUN, VHS stu- dents " boogie down " at the Pep Club sponsored sock hop on September 24. The Homecoming Court was announced at this dance. 17 Convocations Times Change, but problems remain To some, " Rebel Without a Cause " brought back memories of a time that used to be. A time for leather jackets and slicked-back hair on cool-looking guys. And with the boys, came the girls, clad in bobby socks and poodle skirts. But for all of us, who weren’t living in the fifties, it didn’t bring back any nostalgia for days gone by. In- stead, in its own way, it reminded us of some of the age old trials and tribula- tions that come along with growing up. According to Director and Designer, Alice Noble, " Rebel Without A Cause, proved that no matter what genera- tion, teenagers go through the same stuff. All that counts in the long run is that they are true to themselves.” Noble added, surprisingly, that kids in the 50’s were only portrayed as be- ing wild and tough. In actuality, she ex- plained, it was a lot of talk and not much more. The play, which was performed on November 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., re- quired six full weeks of preparation. Noble stated that because of the nu- merous fight scenes and car races, the play was very difficult to produce on stage. Superb student acting was the great- est aspect of the play, according to Noble, " I feel the kids did the best pos- sible job with a very limited and weak script,” she explained. Including a sound and lighting crew, approxmiately 35 students were in- volved in the production which 800 people attended during the two nights it was performed. Miinougn proaucing tnis piay was not as costly as some previous projects, Noble explained that money was spent on building permanent stage platforms and renting costumes. All profits went to the Drama Club, to cover its ex- penses. Due to the serious nature of the play, “Rebel Without a Cause, " made the actors and actresses rely on more than their musical abilities, according to Ms. Noble. " In ‘Rebel Without a Cause,’ we were able to round out the program, proving to the players that comedy and musi- cals were not all they could do. " — Kimberly Page AFTER THE GANG beats up a passer-by on the street, Jim Starke (Andy Dix) retrieves a box the victim was carrying, containing a small toy. BEFORE THE SHOW begins, Jennifer Carmichael helps Dee Dee Brauer apply stage make-up in the girls ' dressing room. PRIOR TO THE car race with Buzz, Jim (Andy Dix) tries to talk to his father, (Glen Tucker), but finds this difficult, since his father is not strong enough to give the advice Jim needs to hear. PICKED UP FOR being out past curfew, Judy (Lin- da Wiencken), talks to the counselor who han- dles juvenilles (Kent Grelling) in the police sta- tion. BUZZ AND GOON, (Fritz Eifrig and Brent Ben- nett) discuss plans for the demise of Jim Starke. (Andy Dix) with Goons ' girlfriend Helen (Judy Neal) and fellow gang members Millie (Regina Moore), Moose (Mark Luebke), and Crunch (Da- vid Whyle). 19 Fall Drama Jitterbug hit in more ways than one It was finally THE time. After weeks of agonizing over which dress to wear she was ready to go. Eyeing herself in the bathroom mirror for one last in- spection, she noticed with horror that one strand of hair would not stay in its’ place. Was she wearing too much make-up? Or maybe not enough? Well, too late now. She jumped a foot as she heard the doorbell ring. Oh God! He was here already? The days of antici- pation were finally over. With one last shuddering breath, she descended the stairs The jitters got to most of us at one time or another, but the excitement of dressing up, and dancing the night away at the Student Council Christmas dance or the V-Teens King of Hearts dance, soon calmed those nervous fears. According to Student Council Presi- dent Brandon Mitchener, approximate- ly 100 couples attended the “Christ- mas Around the World " dance. Brandon added that about six weeks went into the preparation of the De- cember 1 1 event, which was held from 8-11 p.m. The Great Lakes Band pro- vided the music. Decorations included scenes from different countries such as Mexico, Germany, France, and Eng- land. A warning about drinking alcohol at school functions on the back of the tickets, did not affect attendance, ac- cording to Brandon. A lack of interest by many Student Council members was the biggest problem, explained Brandon. “A lot of kids didn ' t get involved and two of our hardest workers were not even club members, " he explained. On Saturday, February 5, V-Teens held its’ annual King of Hearts Dance, giving girls a chance to ask guys out. Almost 200 couples attended “The Tunnel of Love, " breaking all previous attendance records. Although the disc jockey, Spectrum Light and Sound, confused the date and did not show up at the dance, most students made the best of it by dancing to records students brought from home. In compensation, the DJ gave a free sock hop on February 19. According to V-Teens Program Chairperson Stephanie Brown, $500 was donated to The Porter County Heart Association from revenue raised by the dance. Well, all that worrying had been for nothing, she thought, as she tiredly flopped on her bed. And that one strand of hair even stayed in its’ place too! — Kimberly Page KING OF HEARS COURT — Front Row: Marie Fattore, Joshua Berlind. Second Row: King Eric Bannec Back Row: Jeff Marcincowski, Adam Bal- boa, Prince Rick Lohmeyer, Mark Pasquella. THE GREAT LAKES Band performs during the Student Council " Christmas Around the World " dance on December 1 1 . They played songs from popular groups such as Journey and Chicago. ALTHOUGH SPECTRUM, LIGHT AND SOUND did not show up at the King of Hearts Dance, senior Libby Douglas and date Rick Opplam, a Hobart graduate, make the best of it, along with seniors Nancy Makavich and Tim Berkshire. BEFORE GOING THROUGH " Tunnel of Love,” at the King of Hearts Dance, senior Kelly Bryan and date Bob Fryer, a VHS graduate, talk with senior Dana Sepke and date Rob Henson, a Chesterton senior. 20 Christmas King Of Hearts i i; A TRADITIONAL PART of attending dances for most students is getting a formal photograph taken. Senior Jilanne El Neggar and graduate Tom Schroeder are posed by Giolas Photogra- phy. WALKING THROUGH THE crowd before the crowning ceremony, V-Teens President LeAnne Rutt escorts Eric Bannec before his is announced King. 21 Christmas King Of Hearts JUNIOR SCOTT KLEMM and date Karla Krause, a 1982 VHS graduate, search the Christmas tree at the " Christmas Around the World” Dance, for the souvenier bow with their names on it. April Antics get physically fit It all began with a satirical imperson- ation of “Rocky” and ended with a rousing rendition of " As the Saints Go Marching In.” And everything in be- tween was equally funny or crazy or both. “Let’s Get Physical,” the hit song by Olivia Newton-John, was the theme of the 1983 April Antics variety show. Ac- cording to Director Alice Noble, this theme was chosen because its possi- bilities were wide ranging enough to en- compass many different types of skits. “Nothing is more boring than a tal- ent show where the curtain opens and closes, and someone introduces each act,” she explained. " We looked for a theme that would bind everything to- gether, and yet not be too limiting, " she added. The show, which was presented to the public on Friday, April 14, and Sat- urday, April 15, at 8 p.m. cost nearly $1000 to produce. Approximately 80 teachers and students were involved in the production which 1300 people saw over the two night run. Ms. Noble stated that a talent show is harder to produce than a play or musical, since the director and cast are forced to be more creative. “In a regu- lar show, we have a script, but in a show such as ‘April Antics’ we come up with all the material ourselves,” she explained. Tryouts were open to all VHS stu- dents and teachers, and cast members were chosen by the talent they dis- played and how well they were pre- pared. According to Ms. Noble, the only thing that remained the same from tryouts to show time were the AH-HA skits and a trumpet number. “Nothing else was the same at the beginning as it was when the public saw the show,” she noted. April Antics displayed as much per- sonality and uniqueness as students and faculty did themselves. Perhaps to get a better look at the people who lived here six hours a day, April Antics was a good place to begin. — Kimberly Page AFTER FORGETTING TO bring the radio for en- tertainment at the beach, George Azar and Dave Griffin are forced to improvise by playing their french horns. IMPERSONATING RODNEY DANGERFIELD, Brent Bennett told jokes between skits and was the unofficial Master of Ceremonies. CINDY GRAY, Corrinne Keene, Kristine Martz, Cari Brown, Pam Lawrence, Peggy Stewart, Jen- nifer Martin, and Brenda Coleman sing " I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair. " 22 April Antics " WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN " was the grand finale to the show. Band members Kris Grube, Greg Bannec, Director Dan Pritchett, Ray Vasko, Keith Ludwig and Eric Bannec played. PORTRAYING OVERWEIGHT WOMEN obsessed with dieting are stuffed faculty members Wilma Detwiler, Elaine Bever, Mara Fiegle, Ellen Mays, Ruth Williamson, Brenda Green, and Kim Prit- chett. 23 April Antics Prom offers chance to ‘escape’ It was the Granddaddy of all VHS dances. This was the biggie that every- one thought about, planned for, and anticipated for months: the prom. Although the prom took place on Fri- day, May 13, 1983, planning for the event began in spring 1982. “We started planning with the class officers right after they were elected,” explained Sponsor Lance Leach. He was assisted by Miss Ruth Williamson. “They (officers) chose the theme, ‘A Night at the Palace Ball’, months be- fore the actual decorating began,” he added. The dance, which was held in the gym, cost the junior class approxi- mately $2500. The theme was devel- oped by designing the entrance way like a castle, and decorating the gym with white pillars. Glass vases were also put on each table with carnations for the girls. Attending the dance, were 241 cou- ples and according to Mr. Leach, this was a typical number of students. Prom tickets were free to those stu- dents who had paid class dues. Howev- er, if dues were not paid, tickets were $ 10 . Although prom was officially slated for 8-11:30 p.m., couples could arrive as early as 6 p.m. to have pictures tak- en by Giolas Photographers. The band, The Northside Station, provided the music. The traditional Grand March was held at 9:30 p.m., giving relatives and friends an opportunity to view the cou- ples. According to Junior Class President Sean Garrett, the class hoped to break even financially, but any profit would be kept in the treasury. While prom was organized entirely by Juniors, post prom was planned by Ju- nior parents. “The Great Escape” be- gan immediately after prom at the V.U. Student Union and lasted until 4 a.m. Included in the $25 ticket price were a buffet meal, dancing and activities such as bowling and getting palms read. As in previous years, many couples chose to go to Great America or to the Dunes the “day after, " while some de- cided to get some sleep after the long night. — Kimberly Page 24 Prom Post Prom CURIOUS TO LEARN about his future, Sean Gar- rett, junior class president, has his palm read at Post-Prom. CHALLENGING HER DATE to a game of pool, junior Cindy Gray plots her strategy as Toy Ann Runk, Mark Hillenbrand, and opponent Adam Muench look on. LEAVING THE CASTLE, better knows as the gym, Regina Snodgrass and Graduate Rob Johnson prepare to leave for Post-Prom at the V.U. Stu- dent Union. JUNIORS JAMIE CASBON and Rob Garcia en- joy the music by " Northside Station” at prom. POSING FOR A sketch of herself, Mandy Jo- hansen takes advantage of one of the many activities provided for the couples at Post- Prom. IN ADDITION TO dancing, bowling and other activities, Post-Prom featured a buffet dinner for John Stokes and Chris Razus. 25 Prom Post Prom Graduates take it from here It had to happen sooner or later. Even the most sacred events change at one time or another, and graduation seemed to be no exception to this un- spoken rule. Surrounded by rumors of the admin- istration manditorily holding gradu- ation inside, commencement still went on, but not without its fair share of hassles. Eventually the rumors cooled off and proved to be false. The administration explained that it was against doing any- thing the seniors were opposed to. " Putting graduation inside would mini- mize the problem, but it would not solve it. What ' s needed is a change of attitude, " explained Principal Garth Johnson. However, the administration did feel something needed to be done. After the disorderly conduct of the ' 82 grads and those attending the ceremony, Mr. Johnson formed a graduation commit- tee in February to discuss ways in which graduation ' 83 could be made more orderly . The committee, composed of sen- iors, senior parents, and faculty decid- ed to send a letter to all senior parents, encouraging quiet celebration at the ceremony, and discouraging the atten- dance of small children. It was also de- cided that a few moments before the ceremony Class President Cindy Wood would ask all in attendance to be re- spectful. Due to a conflict with Valparaiso Uni- versity’s graduation, Baccalaureate was also different this year. Rev. Philip Schroeder, the director of the Center for the Study of Campus Ministry at VU, gave the sermon at the ceremony which was held at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Resurrection, on Tuesday, May 17, a week before gradu- ation. President Cindy Wood gave the invocation, and Vice President Eric Bannec gave the benediction. To the relief of most seniors, gradu- ation FINALLY arrived. On Wednesday, May 25, the Class of 1983 received its diplomas at the ceremony held in the VHS gym at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. John T. Marchak, of the First Baptist Church gave the invoca- tion prior to Superintendent R. James Risk ' s address. After Valedictorian Kris Grube and Salutatorian Brian Thompson gave their traditional speeches to the class, diplomas were presented to the gradu- ates by Principal Garth Johnson, who was assisted by President Cindy Wood. Secretary Jill Kauffman, and Trea- surer Suzanne Versteeg gave each sen- ior girl a rose as she left the stage. — Kimberly Page VALEDICTORIAN KRIS GRUBE delivers his speech to the Class of ' 83 prior to the distribu- tion of diplomas. LEADING THE GRADUATING class in a hymn at the Baccalaureate service at the VU Chapel are Vice President Eric Bannec, Rev. Phil Schroeder, and President Cindy Wood. AFTER RECEIVING HER diploma. Jamie Allison accepts a rose from class secretary Jill Kauff- man. I 26 Baccalaureate Graduation AS MARY ELLEN CHRUSTOWSKI receives her diploma from Principal Garth Johnson, other members of the Class of ' 83 wait for their names to be read by Guidance Director Don Dick, IN RECOGNITION OF HIS courage and determi- nation, Ken Anderson is presented the Ron Ste- phens Memorial Award by classmate Jody Snider, SYMBOLIC OF THEIR graduation, Rebecca Jung- kuntz and Patricia Jones move their tassels to the right side of their caps. 27 Graduation A FAMILIAR FIGURE in Health and Safety classes, Fireman Phil Griffith teaches Jenni Car- michael the basics of CPR. 28 Academics Division LISTENING TO stereo music, Joel Smith con- centrates on a complicated problem during his Architectural Drafting class. DUE TO AN INCREASED interest in computer oriented careers, an expanded programming curriculum was offered in the math and busi- ness departments. ITIore than the three R’s Although with the countless clubs, sports, dances and other extracurricular activities many thought otherwise, when you got right down to it, the real reason for coming to VHS was to get an education. With a curriculum that offered classes in anything from Small Engines to Ad- vanced Physics, both the future mechanics and the col- lege preps were able to schedule an academic program suited to their individual needs. Many students from nearby schools, including Kouts, Washington, Township, Chesterton, and Portage discov- ered that if they wanted to take an advanced or special- ized course, they would literally have to “take it from here,” if it wasn’t offered at their school. The variety of courses taught by skilled teachers made VHS the place from which other schools took their exam- ples. — Kathryn A. Vocke 29 Academics Division Changes are for better or for worse Significant reforms dominate curriculum Change is a word that can express many different meanings. We change money at the bank and the tires of a car. Times change. Mothers change diapers and remind their children about changing underwear. Even school classes can change. In fact, this year the curriculum of Valpar- aiso High School underwent great changes that affected all of the stu- dents. One of the biggest changes occurred in the English department where the phase system was modified to corre- spond to the track system in the math- ematics department. Phase I was the honors phase for those students who have a great skill or interest in English. For the student with an average inter- est in English, phase II was designed, and was considered the college-bound phase. Finally, phase III was for the stu- dent whose ability or interest was a little below average. English classes also changed from nine-week classes to semester classes. The length of English classes was changed to one semester to meet the needs of the guidance department, ex- plained Mrs. Judith Lebryk, English de- partment chairperson, .who added that the previous system of nine-week courses was not under criticism. Some changes, like class sizes, were not so noticable. The speech classes which include General Speech, Dra- matic Arts, and Advanced Acting de- creased in size. According to Guidance Director Don Dick, the sizes of the speech classes decreased because fewer students are enrolled at VHS, more students to ok General Speech in summer school, and more took it in the ninth grade. Class enrollment, however, in- creased in some areas. In the math- ematics department, Pre-Calculus track 3 was added for students who wanted a fourth year of math, but needed more review of algebra and a less theoretical approach. " More stu- dents are electing to take four years of math and are looking forward to ca- reers in math,” explained Miss Linda White, mathematics department chair- person. “This year we had 150 stu- dents taking Pre-Calculus.” Even though the word “change” can express many different meanings to many different people. VHS students and faculty will remember this past school year as a year of change. — Stephanie Brown DURING HIS COMPUTER CLASS, senior Law- rence Ventura helps Brandon Mitchener on his computer monogram, a challenging program for advanced computer buffs. 30 Basics TRYING TO PICK OUT the most important as- pects of a Greek mythology lecture, senior Aaron Madrid pays close attention to his English teach- er, Mrs. Judith Lebryk. WITH THE USE of the chalkboard and overhead projector, math teacher Robert Punter explains the many details of coordinate geometry to his first year, track two geometry class. WHILE CAREFULLY LISTENING to a lecture on Indian myths and legends, John Jenson quickly takes down notes for a future test in his honors mythology class. ENGLISH TEACHER Katherine Clark discusses the significance of Shakespeare ' s style of writing in the play. “Hamlet " , with her honors Shake- speare class. DESPITE SWEATY PALMS and dry throats, gen- eral speech students always survive the notori- ous demonstration speeches, as Pat Selman confirms while preparing grape julius. 31 Basics SPRAWLED ON THE FLOOR, Sociology students examine children ' s books as Mrs. Brenda Lott leads a discussion on how people become social- ized through books. AFTER GRADING her neighbor ' s paper. U S. His- tory student Peggy Stewart prepares to hand-in her Pop Quiz. The Pop Quiz is a method still used by many teachers to check if students have learned the material. DISCUSSING THE OPERATIONS of Congress with his Government class, Mr. Patrick Murphy goes over the day ' s reading assignment. -A 32 Basics Memorization is no longer the key to success in school Activities add diversity to class tedium 33 Basics World History, Psychology, or Sociolo- gy as an elective. Special events like Student Government Day and social studies conferences also added variety for social studies students. “Although our classes have the ten- dency to emphasize geography, they generally teach students how to be good social human beings,” said Mrs. Bender. A state required course, Health and Safety, also gave students a chance to study many different subjects. “We highlight every area of concern, al- though we don’t study subjects in depth,” stated Mr. Mark Hoffman, Health and Safety teacher. Besides studying general subjects in- cluding emotions, appearance, behav- ior, and drug abuse, pupils also investi- gated boating, fire, and snowmobile safety and learned the skill of Cardio- pulmonary Resucitation. Even though every student has had his share of facts to memorize, social studies and Health and Safety classes gave students a break from the memo- rization. — Stephanie Brown SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER Martin Miller empha- sizes the importance of the ideas behind the American Revolution to his U.S. History class. AS MR. SID REGGIE and Terry Sausman listen. Foreign Relations student, Patty Worden, reads a ten point question for Jeopardy, a current events game. FIREMAN PHIL GRIFFITH demonstrates to Health and Safety student Mike Gooding the proper steps in performing Cardiopulmonary Re- sucitation on an infant. Do you remember how you grudging- ly memorized the Gettysburg Address or how you painstakingly learned every disease known to man? Those days, however, were gone at Valparaiso High School. This year, with the use of special studies and activi- ties, the social studies and health and safety classes did more than just memorize. One of the school’s biggest curricu- lum departments, the Social Studies Department offered a wide vareity of courses for each student. Each junior was required to take two U.S. history classes, but was given the option of taking the chronological ap- proach in U.S. History I and II or taking the topical approach in American Peo- ple, United States Foreign Relations, Westward Expansion, and Success in America. Although some seniors took advan- tage of summer school for Govern- ment and Economics, most took the two required courses during the school year. According to Mrs. Nancy Bender, So- cial Studies Department Chairperson, students could also take a class like AFTER JOTTING DOWN some measurements, Drafting student Chris Vas draws the final plans for a building. INSPECTING CONTACT SHEETS, John Malay and Tim Porter help each other in Photography class. JUNIOR DOUG WILLIS quickly sketches the rough draft for project in Art III class. 34 Skills Don’t be one in a crowd Display your talents and get attention Talent is rarely a necessity in high school classes. Few subjects demand talent as a pre-requisite for doing really well. Although the skills for art, phys- ical education, and drafting could be developed, some talent was always necessary in order to excell in these areas. Although a person who grew up with a football in his hand could probably earn an " A” in physical education, De- partment Chairman Virgil Sweet ex- plained that skill was not all that was graded. “We also tried to make effort and improvement big parts of a stu- dent’s grade,” he said. One new innovation in the P.E. cur- riculum was a plan to allow juniors and seniors to take any P.E. class they wanted. “Previously the popular courses, like archery and bowling, filled up so fast that many seniors and ju- niors couldn’t get the classes they wanted,” said S weet. The new plan would allow all P.E. students to sign up for specific classes on the first day of school, rather than in the spring. Unlike P.E., whose main requirement might be endurance or strength, draft- ing required a steady hand and a cre- ative mind, according to drafting in- structor Frank Horvath. " Drafting re- quires an imaginative mind just as much as any other course, but people think it’s just drawing lines,” said Hor- vath. “Quite often students are re- quired to draw ideas, not just copy pic- tures out of a book,” he explained. Since the quality of the students en- rolled in the drafting program is im- proving every year Horvath explained that the course offerings have also im- proved. “I think the addition of an ad- vanced drafting course and our perfor- mance at contests shows that not only our classes but also our students have really improved over the last couple of years,” said Horvath. Requiring perhaps the most natural talent of the three, the art department offered some of the mast diverse classes at VHS. “Our class offerings change often because trends in art also change often,” said Art Department Chairman Kurt Anderson. Some of the more unusual options available to art students included ceramics, photogra- phy, and commercial design. Although Anderson feels talent is necessary to excell in art, he explained that basic skills in art can easily be de- veloped. " I ' ve had students who were very proficient in art after one year, who’d never seen a paintbrush before art class,” explained Anderson. While art, physical education, and drafting might not seem to have any- thing at all in common, talent is one aspect necessary in all three. — Mark G. Colin WHILE TABLE-TENNIS student Jenny Schultz waits for the return, junior Dawn Such swiftly spins the ball to her opponent. CAREFULLY TAKING AIM, archery students shoot for a bullseye at Blythe ' s Archery Range. 35 Skills You don’t have to be a star Students sparkle with different skills So, you’re not a star athlete, and maybe none of your paintings will ever hang in the Louvre. It’s not the end of the world. Many people who do not have athletic or artistic skills lead nor- mal lives. In fact, there are even certain high school classes including business and foreign languages that offered other areas where the student who was not a “star” could excel. According to Business Department Chairman Lance Leach, over 900 stu- dents followed this course of action by taking a business class this year. He added, " Our students are very fortu- nate. We generally have better equip- ment than other schools. All the faculty members in the department have busi- ness experience and advanced de- grees.” Foreign Languages, another skills subject, increased awareness of the world situation, allowed for compari- son between national heritage and that of the country studied, and demon- strated different view points, explained Foreign Language Department Chair- man Lewis Rhinehart. Over 150 students took a German class, and many participated in special activities including a Christmas cele- bration and a trip to Germany during spring break. Another popular language at VHS was French. The enrollment of 105 was an increase from the previous year, and French teacher Elizabeth Hocevar explained, “More kids are serious about studying a language. They hear about it from friends, begin to see val- ue in it, and start to learn what it’s all about.” In the Spanish department, the en- rollment of 200 was also an increase. Spanish teacher Charles Geiss ex- plained, “I try to teach students how to express themselves properly in Span- ish.” Although the Latin Department only offered one 3-4 class this year, stu- dents were still given a wide variety of activities to participate in, including the Latin Club and the Junior classical League. Dr. John Helms, Latin teacher explained, " There is more to language study than what is just learned in the classroom.” Even though many of us are not " stars”, business and foreign language classes gave the word a new and differ- ent meaning. — Stephanie Brown SINCE ORAL EXERCISES are a very important part of learning German. Mr. Lewis Rhinehart and his German 5-6 class go over an exercise on the tapes. SPANISH TEACHER Charles Geiss orally quizzes his Spanish 1-2 class on new material covering the days of the week and the months of the year. SENIOR DIANE BORCHERTMEYER works on hei Business Machines assignment on an electric typewriter, while Dave Hanke works on a pro gram on an Apple Computer. 36 Skills WHILE FRENCH STUDENT Suzy Markley trims the Christmas tree with characteristic items from France, senior Jamie Broadhurst helps her prepare for the holiday festivities. SHOWING PERFECT POSTURE, typing student Brenda Markley finishes her timed typing exer- cise. DURING THE LATIN holiday party, students dress in traditional Roman togas and discuss the day ' s events while Dr. John Helms, Latin teach- er, passes out the punch. 37 Skills WHILE SETTING UP a display at the Pants Explo- sion, D.E . student Lisa Phillips prepares herself for a career in retailing. WITH THE HELP of Pre-Vocational Education teacher Dawn Collins, speech student Terry Phil- lips goes over some notes. DURING HIS work-orientation period. PVE stu- dent Mark Valentin earns regular classroom credit by working part-time at Ribordy Drugs. 38 Special Studies Independence Day is every day Programs declare freedom for students While complaints were heard occa- sionally about VHS having a more re- strictive atmosphere than some other schools, several VHS programs were actually constructed to give students more independence from teachers and parents. Distributive Education (DE) and Pre-Vocational Education (PVE) were designed to give students skills they could use after leaving home, while Independent Programming For Students (IPS) gave the college-bound student an opportunity to study one of his or her own interests, outside of the classroom. Since they attended school only three hours a day, Distributive Educa- tion students also worked on a part- time job to receive high school credit. “With the ecoomy so tight it really helps young people to have this type of diverse training,” said DE Coordinator Judy Commers. The tight economy also forced the DE program to look harder for employ- ment. " The employers we’ve worked with in the past are still very cooperat- ive, but even they ' re being forced to cut back,” said Commers. For those who preferred a more ba- sic approach, Pre-Vocational Educa- tion offered a program in practical skills required to succeed in the real world. “Our main objective is to give students the skills necessary to obtain jobs after their senior year,” said PVE Coordinator Jerry Hagar. Basic English, math, and business skills training gave PVE students the opportunity to be completely indepen- dent. “For most of these students in- dependence is one of their major goals,” stated Hagar. Fulfilling a need beyond the regular curriculum was also the purpose of the Independent Programming For Stu- dents. The program allowed interested seniors to do an in-depth study on any topic approved by the IPS committee. Allowing seniors to work outside of the classroom was one of the most im- portant aspects of the program. “In college these students will have to work without supervision so we think it’s good to give them exposure to this right now,” explained IPS co-coordina- tor Kurt Anderson. — Mark G. Colin HELPING A WISEWAY customer with her grocer- ies, senior Vance Zwiers demonstrates one of many skills which PVE teaches students to pre- pare them for the world after high school. SENIOR KENT GRELLING discusses the play he wrote as his IPS project with co-Coordinator Kurt Anderson during an IPS committee meet- ing. 39 Special Studies Students prepare for the afterlife Classes assist students in reincarnation For many students, the high school represented security. It offered a bright, clean, and strictly structured environment where one always knew exactly what was expected of him. After 12 years of living in this atmo- sphere, it was easy for students to for- get that life does go on after high school. To prepare students for " the afterlife”, the home economics, sci- ence, and industrial arts departments offered courses designed to meet the needs of each individual student. The industrial arts department of- fered ‘‘general education type courses,” explained department chair- man, Mr. Zane Cole. Some classes were required as pre-requisites for vo- cational education. Others , such as drafting and residential wiring served as background courses for Engineer- ing. The courses also had a practical application. “In residential wiring, a student can learn how a house is wired, so if there’s a problem, he can fix it himself without getting electrocuted,” Cole quipped. Another preparation-type study was home economics. In courses such as family living, foods, clothing, and child developement, students learned how to run a home efficiently, or live on their own. ‘‘Home Ec. classes are as valuable as academic classes, and pre- pare students for outside living,” Dept. Chairman Mrs. Mary Kay Stephan ex- plained. On the increase in the number of boys taking home ec. courses, Mrs. Stephan commented, ‘‘They’re better students than alot of the girls.” The main objective in the science de- partment was college preparation. The number of students taking advanced biology, chemistry, and physics indi- cated a high level of interest. However, for those who weren’t really interested in science, but were taking it to fulfill a college entry requirement, general sci- ence courses which covered the mate- rial in less depth were offered. Each department, industrial arts, home ec, and science, prepared stu- dents in a different way for life after high school. — Kathryn A. Vocke ADJUSTING THE FABRIC, sophomore Lori John- son continues her sewing project in her Textiles class. SHARPENING A TOOL BIT, junior Chris Cochran prepares to cut some metal in his Machine Trades class. 40 Labs BEFORE CONTINUING his experiment, second- year Physics student Bob Peceny makes careful measurements. SENIOR JANET KHUEL shows Holly Bagnall. daughter of instructor Cheryl Bagnall, how to color in-between the lines as a special activity of Child Development class. WHILE LAB PARTNERS Paul Hubbard and Terry Arthur observe, Biology Teacher Diane Reuter adjusts their microscope. FINISHING UP a Physics lab, senior Ron Richert reads the measurements while Fred Armstrong quickly copies them down. 41 Labs Learning Center: more than just walls filled with books It was more than just a place to go when classes required a little research, and it offered more than just walls filled with books. It offered students a quiet place to do last minute studying during half hour lunch breaks and before school. It was not just a library, it was a Learning Center, with a relaxed atmosphere and big, comfortable chairs that students could sink into, while their minds sank into pre-cal or physics. It proved that students need not be in a classroom to really learn, and that many students would rather study a little longer, or read a good book than go to lunch. According to Learning Center Director and Media Specialist Dean Gerber, the center is heavily used be- fore school and during lunch hours " for leisure reading and last minute reference.” Gerber added that the 42 Learning Center Feature library contained a ‘‘pretty broad spectrum of periodi- cals,” including material on students varied interests, such as sports and photography. Ms. Liz Brown, Media Specialist, stated that the cen- ter was used most often by the English and Social Studies Departments. She added, however, that each department worked in direct contact with the Learning Center. According to Brown and Gerber, the Learning Center had a budget of $1 1 per student, coupled with several federal grants to purchase the expensive video equip- ment and microcomputers to further aid students in their research. Brown stated that because the library used no fining system for overdue books, a problem developed with books being turned in late. “We usually got the books back at the end of a grading period, when the kids wanted their report cards,” she explained. Another major problem for the Learning Center staff was simply the lack of time. " There is just not enough time in the day to accomplish everything we would like to,” stated Gerber. " The routine things take up a lot of the day, " he added. Gerber felt that without the Learning Center, VHS would not be as effective in learning as it was. " Much of our curriculum is based on learning how to think and process those thoughts, " explained Gerber. " Learning is not an end of itself. It is an ongoing pro- cess, and we ' d lik e to develop a learning society, not a learned one,” he noted. — Kimberly Page FACTS ON FILE is one of the many research tools that senior Term Paper student, Greg Lafferty finds helpful while writing his paper. Much of the research for Term Paper classes is done in the Learning Center. TESTING OUT A new piece of educational software, Learning Center Director and Media Specialist Dean Gerber, makes sure everything is in proper working order. The LC purchased three new Apple II com- puters to give students more access to computers. MEDIA SPECIALIST, LIZ BROWN takes time out to talk with Mr. Dale Ciciora’s Exploratory Teaching class about the most effective proce- dures in using the Learning Center. Other classes, such as Term Paper and history courses often found this talk helpful in aiding them in research and overall library utilization. WORKING ON A research paper, Roger Boling checks back issues of The Chicago Tribune on the Learning Center ' s microfilm machine. Advanced equipment like this viewer allows research students to utilize a wide variety of sources. A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE makes the Learning Center a good place for senior Jeff Rose to catch up on some homework, while listening to some taped music he brought in. Students and teachers often found the library to be a quiet escaping place during lunch or before and after school. 43 Learning Center Feature Seek and ye shall find Scholars become new world explorers Just as the astronauts were given the chance to explore another world, VHS students were offered three classes in which they could discover themselves and their interests. Quest: Skills for Living was one of those classes. According to teacher Mary Kay Stephan, the class had two main purposes: “Quest was designed to give students the opportunity to dis- cuss every day problems faced by teen-agers and to help them develop a better attitude about themselves and others.” Other topics covered in Quest includ- ed giving students the opportunity to determine personal values, gaining skills in decision making, and acquiring basic skills in problem solving, commu- nication and conflict resolution. Another class which offered students the chance to develop was Health Oc- cupations. This class was created for the students who were interested in a health-related field, said Mrs. Doris Hil- dreth, school nurse and instructor. The success of the class, according to Hil- dreth, was attributed to the actual working experience the students were given. “Students received on-the-job training which allowed them to have a first-hand view of what the job actually entailed. This helped them to decide if they wished to continue in this field as a career.” For those who wished to pursue a teaching career, Exploratory Teaching was offered. “Any senior who had a reasonable academic record and a sin- cere interest in teaching was eligible for the class, " explained teacher Dale Ciciora. Exploratory Teaching was a semes- ter long class divided into two parts. For the first nine weeks the students saw filmstrips, had class discussions, researched their particular field of teaching, and presented to others in the class what they had discovered. During the second nine weeks the stu- dents were given a chance to teach. Ciciora stated, “Students were as- signed to a teacher in their field for a two hour block every day. This gave the students the opportunity to actual- ly teach a lesson they had prepared and become familiar with what teach- ing is all about.” — Suzie Nagel MAKING A POINT, Quest student Danielle Urs- chel analyzes personal issues with other stu- dents during a daily discussion. DURING THEIR WORK PERIOD, Health Occupa- tions students Lynn Woodrick and Michelle Keen practice taking blood pressure. 44 Special Studies EXPLORATORY TEACHING Instructor Dale Ci- cora lectures on unusual teaching encounters with his class. BY BECOMING FAMILIAR with body organs. Por- tage senior Colleen Kerezman prepares herself for a career in the health services. DISCUSSING FEELINGS. Quest student Kathy Hine expresses her opinion to Wendy Youngmark and others in her discussion group. 45 Special Studies BRINGING OUT THE MELODY, baritone player John Emmons performs with the A Band during the Christmas concert. PIE GIRLS Diane Philip and Ann Christiansen pre- pare the home-made desserts for the annual Band Ham Dinner, a Band Parents fund-raising event. B BAND — Front Row: Missy Warheit. Erik Chi- lian, Jennifer Varela, Julie Henderson, Debbie Spejewski, Cindy Lott. Second Row: Andrea Her- rick, Kim Madura, Heather Banks, Wendy Peloso, Debbie Kobak, Mary Flude, Kelly Konrad, Ann Christiansen, Jill Rupnow, Mary Caster, Susan Brown, Linda Sanford. Third Row: Andy Ber- kowski. Will Joseph, Beth Hunt, Sandy Stewart, Robin Rising, Leanne Harrington, Mike Patrick, Brian Harris, Rachel Miller, Rae Grivetti, Doug Willis, Kim Church, Cathy Alexa, Lori Johnson. Fourth Row: Nathan Schmoll, Kim DeMick, Jeff. Wood, Jeff Barber, Phil Cottrell, Ray Harris, Da- vid McMichael, Jim Troup, Lance Skolak, Steve Tsung, Leo Frey, Ray Huber, Mike Buzinski, Tim - Prahlow Back Row: Tracey Huber, Scott Maxey. Greg Hunt, Harold Harper, Chip Christiansen, Dean Young, Nora Murphy, Pat Evans, Paul Geiss, Duane Steele. Steve Vangel, Mark Toth, Jim Dimitri, Greg Bannec, Jim Miller. Not Pic- tured: Scott Wagenblast. 46 Talent How to beat the system Directors and musicians just play along Hello Folks! We ' d like to welcome you to our company. Today on your tour you’ll see how our system works; the little organizations who support it, the employees who work for it, and the bosses who bring it all together. We ' d like to remind you that our system does not operate for profit. Also, re- member that each off-shoot or by- product of our company still greatly depends on that original core. First on our tour we see . . . In today ' s society it seems like mon- opolies and big business are every- where. However, the tour lecture you just received was not of NIPSCO or Johnson and Johnson, but of the Val- paraiso High School Band Program. This complex system depended mainly on the Concert Band. VHS Concert Band was divided into two groups, A Band and B Band. A Band was open to those sophomores, juniors, and seniors whose auditions were satisfactory. For those students who did not successfully audition, there was B Band. According to Director Robert Miller, other band ensembles were off-shoots of Concert Band. “We stress concert playing,” he added, “Concert Band is the core of the whole program.” Besides playing together during school, Concert Band offered many outside activities which members could participate in including concerts, solo and ensemble contests, and All- State Band. This year a trip to Mexico City during spring vacation was also of- fered to any band upperclassman. Although the causes of the success of the band program depended mainly on the students and the staff; private teachers, the Band Parents Associ- ation, the school administration, and the band system itself were together a strong basis of the program. . . . Well, we’d like to thank you again for visiting our company. Exit to your left, and remember, donations are greatly appreciated. — Stephanie Brown AS A NEW Mexican friend clutches his arm, Band member Bruce Jones listens to an orchestra concert at the sister school in Mexico City during the Spring Break visit. WHILE PLAYING PEPITA, Drummer Maggie Gri- vetti displays her style of rudimental paradiddles. A BAND — Front Row: Stephanie Brown, John Jenson, Cynthia Hoftiezer, Cindy Dowd, Lydia Brauer, Cheryl Renshaw. Second Row: Lori Green, Anne Searles. Elaine Miller, Kristine Martz, Cathy Simmons, Mary Pavich, Don Kolz- cak, Diane Stinson, Jilanne El-Naggar, Karen Cornman, Shiela Stratton. Third Row: Kareem El-Naggar, Sue Szoke, Jennifer Hill, Ed Annen. George Azar, Karin Martinson, Brenda Magnetti, Mark Novack, David Griffin, Todd Etzler. John Emmons, Fred Stephan. Fourth Row: Greg Borth, Diane Philip. Maggie Grivetti, Sarah Miller, Beth Frame, Charles Foster, Andy Dix, Kent Hill- er, Cort Chilian, Allen Dickson, Glenn Carlos, Vince DeLumpa, Eric Bannec. Kris Grube. Amy Jordan, Mike Azar, Russ Hahn. Back Row: Glen Hodshire. Bruce Jones. Bill Higbie, Suzie Nagel. Tracy Baker, Not Pictured: Gina Moore. Mike McNeil, Gregg Kendrick. 47 Talent It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it Musicians don’t always play for a song In this great world we live in, there are many mysteries that mankind has observed but never explained. In fact, some of these mysteries may never be solved. For example: why does a do circle three times before lying down, does the light in the refrigerator really shut off when you close the door, or why do Valparaiso High School March- ing band and Orchestra members keep on playing? The last of the three is probably the most puzzling because no matter what tough piece of music or concert may come along, these stu- dents don’t give up, they just work harder. One VHS group, which provided an outlet for string players, was Orches- tra. According to Director Robert Mill- er, Orchestra gave string players a chance to perform in community func- tions, solo and ensemble contests, all- state orchestra, and other special ac- tivities. This year, there were 23 Orchestra members, which included grades 9-12. However, according to Mr. Miller, the Orchestrea was not lacking in determi- nation. He added, “We are trying to improve on what we have.” VHS wind players were also given a class which provided them with a chance to perform. Marching Band, which consisted of all regular concert band members, met during band class and on Thursday nights. According to ACCENTING THE MELODY of the violins, bass player Diana Maniak covers the low part during an orchestra rehearsal. STUDENT TEACHER Karl Jensen directs the Or- chestra in “Lazy Blues Suite " during Halftime Highlights and Hayden. Daniel Pritchett, who, with Miller di- rected the band, the Thursday night rehearsal was a chance for six units: A Band, B Band, drum majors, Flag Corp, Rifles, and Pom Corp to work together as a group. Successfully performing many differ- ent routines was one of the major goals of the Marching Band. Trombone play- er Suzie Nagel said, " Not only did I like meeting different people, I like doing the unusual routines. They were chal- lenging, but still fun to learn. " “For a non-competitive Marching Band, we have one of the best in this area. I like to call it a marching concert band, because of the sound we pro- duce,” stated Mr. Pritchett. When Marching Band disbanded after the football season, a small band of 28 members called the Pep Band took over for the basketball season. Under the direction of senior John Em- mons, members performed on the nights of the home games. Pep Band offered no credit, but gave participants the points needed to earn a band letter. Since it was voluntary, students joined for many reasons. Per- cussionist Diane Philip explained, “Pep Band is not as serious as regular band is, I joined to enjoy the freedom we had while performing. " — Stephanie Brown WHILE PREPARING FOR a Christmas concert, french horn players Rae Grivetti and Rachel Mill- er bring out a powerful counter-melody. 48 Talent LEADING THE CROWD in the cheer Go Big Green, seniors Suzie Nagel and Russ Hahn per- form with the Pep Band during the Portage bas- ketball game. FLANKED BY TROMBONES and sousaphones, McDonald ' s All-American High School Band member Kris Grube concentrates on a difficult strain in a Marching Band routine during half- time. ORCHESTRA — Front Row: Denise Cooke, Spring Ryding, Ellen Geiss, Melissa Daniels, Caro- lyn Evans, Laura Geiss. Second Row: Laura Hoff- man, Sandy Marshall, Mike Cooke, Debbie McDannel, John Peyton, Blaine McQuillan, Heidi Harris, Lori Dickson, Amy Hoftiezer, John Neil- lieux. Third Row: Andy Berkowski, Will Joseph, Amy Parry, Becky Adkins. John Martz, Eric Chi- lian, Missy Warheit, Wendy Peloso, Debbie Ko- bak, Cindy Lott, Debbie Spejewski, Julie Hender- son Back Row: Tracey Huber, Scott Maxey, Rae Grivetti, Rachel Miller, Leanne Harrington, Mike Patrick, Mark Toth. Phil Cottrel, David McMi- chael, Ray Harris, Jim Miller, Greg Bannec, Jim Dimitri, Duane Steele, Steve Vangel, Roz Young, Diana Maniak. 49 Talent They’d like to teach the world to sing Choir members sing to a different tune “I like to sing,” was the unanimous reason given by 69 students who de- cided to display their talents in Concert Choir, Girls’ Glee Club, and Swing Choir. Mr. Bernard Butt, who has directed the high school choir for 15 of his 18 years teaching in Valpo, explained that there are fewer students getting in- volved in the arts than there used to be. “It seems to me that the school is putting less importance in the arts, which in turn, discourages students from signing up, " Mr. Butt explained. On the other hand, those who do sign up are here because they do like to sing” he noted. Many hours of tough rehearsals went in before each of the four concerts dur- ing the year. Besides the usual Fall, Christmas, and Spring concerts, Mr. Butt revived the Sacred concert, which was performed near the end of the school year at a local church. Besides participating in the other concerts, Girls’ Glee Club performed in the Christmas concert under the direc- tion of Michael Rivers, a Valparaiso University student who taught during the second grading period. Concert Choir was the main per- forming vocal group at VHS. It met as a class one hour everyday. Accompanying Concert Choir on the piano for the past few years has been Mrs. Mary Morris. Mrs. Morris is an aquaintance of Mr. Butt ' s from when her daughter was in choir about 10 years ago, and consented to accompa- ny the choir. Although the size of the Concert Choir may be diminishing, the size of the Swing Choir Carolers definitely grew. The 28 member ensemble prac- ticed for two hours after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. They per- formed two individual concerts by themselves, and had several engage- ments at banquets throughout the area. — Glenn Tucker FORMING A PERFECT UNION, Concert Choir members sing during the Christmas concert. i I i SWING CHOIR — Front Row: Randy Hicks. Sec- ond Row: Kim Hayes, Stacy Downs, Kim Barker, Cari Brown, Mike Grabowski, Jennifer Martin, Kris Uriss, Judy Neal, Allison Webb, Glenn Tucker. Third Row: Tim Hayden. Julie Rader, Jill Nellessen, Duffy Detraz, Cindy Gray Back Row: Brad Pessmeg. Beth Homan, Chip Christiansen, Bob Ray, Ryan Duffin, Sven Christensen, Greg Bunning. Not Pictured: Phil Blackwell, Diana Maniak, Joann Myers, Peter Steeves, Barb Wal- ters. Rosalind Young. 50 Talent UNDER THE DIRECTION of Student Teacher Mi- chael Rivers, the Girls’ Glee Club performs in the annual Choir Christmas concert. GIRLS ' GLEE CLUB — Front Row: Heidi Cramsie, Chris Fifield, Kathy Reninger, Lori Herring, Sher- ry Chambers, Sue Cole, Beth Hallberg, Rhonda Hardesty, Mary Clifford. Cheryl Gazdich, Cindy Heinberg. Back Row: Debbie Seward, Robin King, Michelle Peuquet, Nancie Nelson, Carol Bilen, Kathy Stevenson, Kris Slater, Nadine Garrison, Karen White, Tina Chaney. CONCERT CHOIR — Front Row: Cindy Chavez, Cindy Gray. Kim Barker, Judy Neal, Lynn Foltin, Stacy Downs, Kim Hayes, Joann Myers, Kathy Hine, Kris Uriss, Rhonda Willis, Deena Eckert, Wendy Casbon. Second Row: Scott Yates, Greg Bunning, Randy Hicks, Mike Smith. Third Row: Jeff Frankus, Adam Muench, Brian Keller, Cari Brown. Allison Webb. Julie Rader, Beth Homan, Vicki Dolan, Ruth Wheeler, Kelli Knoernschild, Becky Doering, Jill Nellessen, Jennifer Martin, Barb Walters, Peter Steeves, Jan Christensen. Back Row: Glenn Tucker, John Marshall, Randy Larson, Brent Bennett, Paul Marshall, Phil Black- well, Bob Ray, Jeff Detraz, Bob Davis. Brad Pessme, Tim Hayden, Mike Grabowski, Ryan Duf- fin, Charles Church. WHILE SINGING THE SONG Truly " , Swing Choir mem- bers Jan Christensen, Cindy Gray. Greg Bunning, Joann Myers, Tim Hayden, Randy Hicks, and Barb Walters per- form a routine during an after-school rehearsal. 51 Talent 52 Talent AS COPY EDITOR Kathy Vocke checks the amount of lines permitted, Layout Editor Mark Colin tries to come up with a caption for the closing spread. EXPRESSING AN EMOTION commonly found when working on layouts, Album Editor Brenda Magnetti counts the number of pictures needed for her spread. PERFORMING A TRADITIONAL Valenian ritual. Photographer Perry Martin cuts his birthday cake with a pica stick as Sports Co-Editor Bill Ziegert watches. BECAUSE OF SEVERAL CONFLICTS with the photographer ' s schedule, many staff members including Clubs Editor Fred Benner chose to take their own pictures. VALENIAN STAFF — Front Row: Kim Page, Mark Colin. Kathy Vocke, Mrs. Gloria Zimmerman, ad- viser. Second Row: Brenda Magnetti, Diane Phil- ip, Stephanie Brown, Jill Kaufman. Fred Benner. Back Row: Doug Gray, Perry Martin, Kevin But- terfield. Suzie Nagel, Glenn Tucker. Not Pictured: Bill Ziegert. BEFORE A DEADLINE, Valenian staffers Jill Kauf- man, Suzie Nagel, Bill Ziegert, Kim Page, Kevin Butterfield, and Brenda Magnetti work on the final touches for their spreads. Only the strong survive Valenian staffers proved themselves fit In a society of cut-backs and cut- downs, survival is the key to success for any group. Many organizations at VHS wavered this year, but despite deadlines, burn-out, and a tight bud- get, the 1983 Valenian staffers proved themselves fit to survive. To develop new ideas and learn the latest trends, eight of the 16 member 1983 staff attended Ball State Universi- ty Journalism Workshops during the summer. According to Clubs Editor Fred Benner, " At first you think that camp is no big deal, but when you come back you realize how important what you’ve learned actually is.” During the year, the staff was noti- fied that the 1982 Valenian received the Gold Crown Award given by CSPA at Columbia University, making it one of the top 20 yearbooks in the nation. Realizing the difficulties of producing a yearbook superior to its predecessor, each 198 3 staffer brainstormed and came up with new ideas for the book. Layout Editor Mark Colin stated, “We had good ideas at the beginning of the year, but the hard part was keeping those ideas coming throughout the year.” Despite frequent headaches and Ha- waiian Punch attacks, the staffers spent sixth period throughout the year putting their ideas onto carbon copies. To combat short tempers at dead- lines, and at times low morale, Advisor Gloria Zimmerman and Co-editors Kathy Vocke and Mark Colin arranged breakfasts, pizza parties, and birthday celebrations for the staff. Also held was the annual Christmas party and Spring Awards Banquet which recognized the 1983 staff, and announced the 1984 staff members. While battling the economy and bur- nout, the Valenian staff members’ pri- mary goal, however, was representing the school year in the 67th edition, and providing a record for the future. Copy Editor Kathy Vocke explained, “We aren’t out to win any awards. We just want the students to be able to say, this is how the year was.” — Stephanie Brown PEP CLUB MEMBER Abby Huseman works after school on the high school ' s entry for the Popcorn Parade. The float, a co-effort be- tween Student Council and Pep Club, was the first ever contributed by VHS. ATTEMPTING TO GET his teeth into a juicy red apple, Mr. John Pinkerton dunks into the wash tub at the V-teens Halloween party for faculty children. Clubs fight financial crunch Many financial experts agree that the economy of Indi- ana reflects the economy of the entire nation. By taking this theory one step further, it seemed that the financial situation of the clubs at VHS was also a reflection of the nation’s economy. Although they didn’t face a trillion dollar deficit, most clubs were short on funds. While the state raised the sales tax to 5%, and Reagan postponed the proposed tax cut indefinitely, many clubs also sought new sources of rev- enue. Some tried reviving the good old American sock hop, or offering students the chance to have their picture with Santa during the holiday season. Despite the economic pressures, the clubs managed to end the year without a deficit, which is more than can be said for the federal Government. — Kathryn A. Vocke 54 Clubs Division ALTHOUGH SEVERAL SESSIONS had to be can- celled due to lack of snow, intramural skiiers Trisha Meyers, Jeff Fidarnik, and Terri Kreske still managed to hit the slopes occasionally. 55 Clubs Division AT THE ANNUAL Student Council Christmas Dance, junior Linda Wiencken and 1982 grad Kel- ly Brant dance to the music of Great Lakes. SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE Russ Hahn raises his hand to ask a question concerning the new atten- dance policy. offers a lost mother assistance, a service pro- vided by Student Council members. JUNIOR AND SENIOR members, in partial atten- dance, exchange ideas during the first general Student Council meeting of the year. DISCUSSING THE SELECTION of sophomore class representatives, President Brandon Mit- chener and Vice President Tracy Byron preside over a Student Council meeting. 56 Governing Extra! Extra! U.5. leadership falls. Will VH5 Government Survive? WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. citizens have been in a state of shock and panic from the announcement made yester- day that all forms of federal, state, and local government have collapsed. Americans pr epare for Russian inva- sion while . . . Although the results would not be all this dramatic, what would have hap- pened if the Student Council and the Student-Faculty Senate had ceased functioning? There might not have been such fun- draisers as the annual Christmas Dance, three Film Festivals, and a Stu- dent Council Bake Sale. Other missing events would have been pep rallies for neglected sports, “spirit weeks”, and " Welcome Mat”, a program designed to familiarize new students with VHS. Also changes were made in the 1956 version of the Student Council Consti- tution. The biggest change concerned the attendance policy. Under the new policy, truant members spent missed time helping out at Student Council ac- tivities, explained President Brandon Mitchener. “The Student-Faculty Senate’s ma- jor purpose was to act as a policy deci- sion committee for Student Council,” explained Co-sponsor Robert Sutton. When an idea was submitted by the Student Council, it was then voted on by the ‘Senate’ and, if passed, taken to the administration for approval. Two other duties of SFS were distrib- uting the pop-machine profits to other clubs and organizations and selecting the winner of the SFS award, given in recognition of exceptional achieve- ments or contributions to VHS. Student-Faculty Senate was made up of nine faculty members and fifteen representatives from various clubs and organizations. ... In a related story, events at VHS are running smoothly under the guid- ance of the governing bodies, Student Council and Student-Faculty Senate. STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS — Sergeant-at- arms Monique Sandberg. Vice President Tracey Byron, President Brandon Mitchener. Treasurer Christa Emerson, Secretary Sarah Miller STUDENT-FACULTY SENATE — Front Row: Mark Colin, Brandon Mitchener, Mike Mantz. Second Row: Tracey Byron. Maureen Crowley, Lisa Phillips, Patricia Jones, Jolene Zimmerman, Christa Emerson, David Conover, Becky Kroeger. Mrs. Jean Heckman, Pam Gumns Back Row: Mr. Bill Boyle, Mr. John Pinkerton, Mr. Rob- ert Sutton, Mr. Lewis Rhinehart, Mr. James McMichael, Mr. Wesley Maiers. 57 Governing I Clubs with doss Academic clubs join with classes, prepare for furure VICA — HEALTH OFFICERS — Front Row: Vice President Kathy Kelly, President Julie Higgens, Treasurer Marialyce Alkers, Back Row: Secretary Michele Keen, Vice President Karen Marger, Sec- retary Julie Daniels. President Rob Kohn. DECA OFFICERS — Front Row: Vice President Bill Williams, Secretary Karen Cusick. Back Row: President Brenda Coleman, Historian Dana Sepke, Treasurer Julie Walsh. 58 Academic While most students had to wait until 2:30 to participate in extracurricular activities, nearly 200 students spent classtime enhancing individual skills through one of the academic clubs at VHS. Academic clubs were Distributive Education Clubs of America, Industrial Cooperative Training, Office Education Association, and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Seniors in Intensive Office Lab were eligible for membership in OEA, an or- ganization concerned with promoting various aspects of office occupations explained Sponsor Cindy Stalbaum. The 11 year old club met first and third Mondays of each month during regular classtime to arrange such ac- tivities as bake sales, recognizing out- standing OEA members, Christmas baskets, social activities, and the annu- al awards night. Various occupational skills were in- tensified through membership in Distri- butive Education Clubs of America (DECA). Anyone in Mrs. Judy Com- mers’ marketing classes were eligible for membership. Activities included skills contests, bake sales, and raffles to raise funds for field trips and trans- portation to contests. Students studying architecture, elec- tronics, health careers and machine trades also qualified as members of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). Through these groups, stu- dents gained professional enrichment and leadership abilities. VICA clubs met monthly during class to plan fund-raising activities to finance H field trips and contests. The Machine ' Trades VICA group for example, of- fered a lawn mower blade sharpening clinic in October, explained Sponsor John Angyus. Industrial Cooperative Training (ICT) met once a month during classtime with the sole purpose of developing leadership in vocational students ex- plained Sponsor Zane Cole. Fund-raisers such as a movie and a raffle for a portable stereo were held to pay for transportation to various area contests. — Fred Benner VICA OFFICERS — Front Row: Vica — Machine Trades Student Faculty Representative Mike Mantz, President Bryan Standiford, Vice Presi- dent Keith Cyzyk, Secretary Ryan McNutt, Trea- surer Chris Cochran. Back Row: Vica — Archi- tecture President Dan Pavicich, Vice President Brad Thomas, Treasurer Rob Henson, Secretary Jeff Leverich. — DURING VICA WEEK, Architecture students Scott McBride, Dan Pavicich, and Tim Borth put the finishing touches on a display in the main showcase. OEA OFFICERS — Front Row: Historian Reporter Lisa Krausbeck, Parliamentarian Sue Cole Back Row: Vice President Christa Emerson, President Teresa Bontrager, Secretary Tracy Bisacky. ICT OFFICERS — Front Row: Treasurer Bob Da- vis, Vice President Dale Loomis Back Row: Presi- dent Joey Butterfield, Secretary Mike Wehner. MRS. BRENDA GREEN, business teacher at VHS, registers a contestant for the February 24 dis- trict DECA contest. Participating in the contest were 170 students from eight schools. 59 Academic QUIZ BOWL MEMBERS listen while Sponsor Judy Lebryk clarifies a discrepency during a meet against the Wheeler team. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY members Alexan- dra Sirovica and Lori Bernat spend fifth hour sorting flowers for the NHS Flower Day. 3870 flowers were sold for the February fund-raiser. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS — Front Row: John Emmons, Brandon Mitchener, Kathy Vocke, Ellen Geiss, Diane Ryan, Larry Ven- tura, Marlon Mundt, Keith Ludwig, Regina Moore. Second Row: Kristine Martz, Kris Grube, Cheryl VanKeppel, Becky Kroeger, Kristine Kern, Faye Lucaitis, Becky Jungkuntz, David Conover, Carl Steinbrecher Back Row: Marilea Walsworth, Karla Schueler, Mark Pasquella, Cindy Wood, Rick Lohmeyer, Jill Kauffman, Vincent Delumpa. LAYOUT EDITOR MARK Colin assists advertising editor Kevin Butterfield in writing a headline for the Ads section of the VALENIAN. QUILL AND SCROLL — Front Row: Diane Philip, Brenda Magnetti, Kim Page, Kathy Vocke. Back Row: Mark Colin, Suzie Nagel, Jill Kauffman, Bill Ziegert, Glenn Tucker, Kevin Butterfield, Perry Martin, Stephanie Brown, Bill Gray, Fred Benner. 60 Honoraries And the winner is . . . Honoraries orgonizorions give students deserved recognition Awards, trophies, medals, and plaques are presented to individuals in recognition of exceptional achieve- ments, for performing services above and beyond the call of duty, and in ap- preciation for a job well done. We give such exceptional achievers Emmys, Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, Pulitzer Prizes, Nobel Peace Prizes, Congres- sional Medals of Honor, induct them into halls of fame, hold “roasts " in their honor, and remember them long after they have passed away. Although the spoils weren’t as nu- merous, exceptional achievers at VHS found their place in honorary organiza- tions National Honor Society, Interna- tional Thespian Society, and Quill and Scroll. In February, 69 academically talent- ed students were inducted into Nation- al Honor Society. Unlike last year, the induction ceremony to which parents were invited, was held only in the even- ing with a reception afterwards in the Learning Center. Also, unlike previous years, formal applications played a major role in the NHS selection of members, noted Co- Sponsor Jean Heckman. All seniors with a 3.25 GPA, and juniors with a 3.5 GPA were notified of their eligibility by mail, but each student was responsible for filling out a formal application which outlined his or her activities, accom- plishments and goals, explained Co- Sponsor Judy Lebryk. NHS’ major fund-raising activity, Flower Day, allowed students to have a carnation delivered to someone special for a 60 cent fee. Exceptionally talented Drama Club members found their place in the Inter- national Thespian Society. This year 10 students were chosen based on points earned for work done in Drama Club presentations. While the Thespian Society recog- nized students with outstanding drama talent, Quill and Scroll honored stu- dents with journalistic skills. To be in- ducted into the honorary society for high school journalists a student had to serve on the Valenian or Viking Press staffs for one full year. Eleven students were inducted at the Spring Publica- tions Awards Banquet. — Fred Benner t is Full of NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INITIATES — Front Row: Kristen Peterson, Cindy Harris, Cath- leen Bolde, Laura Hoffman, Linda Wiencken, Charles Foster, Ken Anderson, Megan Augustine, Mary Speckhard, Dee Dee Brauer, Stephanie Brown. Second Row: Julie Pekarek, Bernadette Delumpa, Abby Huseman, Sheila Stratton, Karen Cornman. Anne Kuuskvere, Dana Fattore, Jamie Casbon, Brett Schenck, Ken Czekaj. Cynthia Hof- tiezer, Cheryl Renshaw. Third Row: Peggy Stew- art, Judy Watson, Lisa Shideler, Suzanne Ver- steeg, Michelle Remijan, Sharon Rose, Tim Snod- grass. Don Albrecht, Denise Cooke, Aleksandra Sirovica, Eric Bannec, Jaon Gregorowitz. Fourth Row: Armand Antommaria, Lisa Ellis, Denise Hickey. Lori Bernat, Liz Brown, Kathy Tabor, Martin Mundt, John Varela, Sean Garrett, John Marshall. Scott Schroer, Matt Schueler. Fifth Row: Ken Sorenson, Stuart Hay, Kent Hiller, Chris Koetke, Dave Beiser, Jeff Brown, Laurie Vaughan, Mark Remijan, Mary Bartelmo, Patricia Auten, Geoff Giorgi, John Sieger. Back Row: Dave Griffin, Mike Grieger, Beth Miller, Fred Stephan, Dawn Wolfe, Russell Hahn. INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY TROUPE 63 — Front Row: Kent Grelling, Brent Bennett, Regina Moore. Fritz Eifrig, Jenni Carmichael, John Aardema, Andy Dix. Back Row: Glenn Tucker, Judy Neal, Keith Ludwig. 61 Honoraries TENOR SAXAPHONE PLAYER John Jenson prac- tices for his concert solo piece " Fast Forward.” AT THE BEN FRANKLIN Jazz convocation, saxa- phone players Scott Wagonblast, Fred Stephan, and Don Kolzcak pool their talents for " The Woodchopper ' s Ball. " 62 Jazz Studio Band Hooked on jozz A yeor of improvisor ion for jozz ond srudio bonds “Improvise! Make it funky! Get into the groove of things! Come on peo- ple!” These are some everyday phrases used by Director Dan Pritchett during Jazz Ensemble and Studio Band practices. Jazz Ensemble and Studio Band pro- vide an opportunity for students to per- form rock, swing, Latin, and pop: music not ordinarily played in concert band. The bands stressed improvisation-type solos and provided sufficient training for college bands. Jazz Ensemble, the more advanced of the two groups, was composed pri- marily of upperclassmen while Studio Band served as a training group, where basic jazz styles were learned. Studio Band also gave students who didn ' t have enough time for Jazz Ensemble a chance to still participate and learn since Studio Band had shorter practice hours and didn ' t require as much time. Students were allowed to belong to both groups in order to be able to play two different instruments. Both bands made three out-of-town trips to various competitions and per- formances. These included the Elm- hurst Jazz Festival, the Terre Haute South Vigo, and the Junior Achieve- ment Banquet at the Chicago Hilton in June. Community performances included the annual Christmas concert and a Valparaiso University basketball game. In addition to their regular concerts, the bands also held a Band Parents ' Night at VHS where they provided dance music for the members ' par- ents. On February 26, Jazz Ensemble and Studio Band hosted the annual ISSMA contest, a state-organized jazz festival in which approximately 15 bands com- peted before a panel of judges which placed the bands in separate divisions such as superior, good, or fair. Since students displayed so much in- terest in Jazz Ensemble, Studio Band was added to the program three years ago. Membership in the bands has dou- bled in the past five years. “I’m begin- ning to feel the effects of Studio Band,” commented Band Director Mr. Dan Pritchett, “The level of jazz impro- visation and soloing along with the style concepts and swing are much better this year when before I couldn ' t get them to play it.” According to Mr. Pritchett, Jazz En- semble and Studio Band improved greatly throughout the year. The bands improvised, got funky, and were into the groove of things. — Kristin Peterson STUDIO BAND - Front Row: Jon Young, Susan Frees, Lori Green, Director Dan Pritchett, Jim Miller. Susan Brown, Brenden Grube. Second Row: Bill Higbie, Chris Reichert. Ted Trost, Stephanie Brown. Russ Hahn, Mike Patrick, Andy Dix, Jett Wood, Glen Hodshire. Third Row: Cindy Lott. Bill Thompson. Phil Cottrel. Don Kolzcak. Nate Schmoll, Wendy Peloso. Scott Wagonblast, Eric Chilian. Back Row: Bruce Jones. Jeff Barber, David McMichael. JULI HAMACHER PLAYS the electric piano dur- ing the Jazz Bands ' rendition of " Jesus Christ Superstar” at a Ben Franklin Junior High Convo- cation. WARMING UP FOR a Jazz Band contest at Perry Meridian High School is baritone sax player Don Kolzcak. JAZZ ENSEMBLE — Front Row: Kris Grube, Glen Carlos. Cindy Dowd, Sponsor Dan Pritchett, Cheryl Renshaw, Gina Moore. Second Row: Fred Stephan, Ken Sorenson, Vince Delumpa, Mike Buzinski, Kareem El-Naggar, Suzi Nagel, John " TAKE THE A-TRAIN” poses no problem for the trumpet-playing duo Of seniors Kris Grube and Eric Bannec. Jenson. Third Row: Bruce Jones. Karin Martin- son, Maggie Grivetti, Don Kolzcak, Kent Hiller. Scott Wagonblast, John Emmons. Todd Etzler, Cort Chilian, David McMichael, Bill Higby. Back Row: Keith Ludwig, Juli Hamacher, Tracy Baker. 63 Jazz Studio Band The show musr go on Despire o foiling economy, it was business os usual Remember when albums cost $5.75, and ’45 ' s were 88 t? Can you recall when gas was less than 75 cents per gallon and postage stamps were 10 cents? When a burger, shake, and fries were less than $1.50? Or how about when it cost $1.50 to go to the mov- ies? Inflation has taken its toll on the stu- dent-cost-of-living. Even the Drama Club had to tighten its belt this year. Although funds were in short supply, money made by the Drama Club went toward two field trips to Chicago to shop and see a play. Funds also went toward refreshments for regular meet- ings. The Drama Club managed to raise money through the $2 membership fee, and the presentations of the plays “Godspell” and " Rebel Without a Cause.” Also the annual all-school tal- ent show, " April Antics,” helped to raise needed funds. According to Drama Club President Brent Bennett, the nation-wide eco- nomic crunch may also have been the reason for the decline in attendance at drama presentations this year. " Most of the money made by the plays barely paid for the costs, " added Brent. Besides its fund-raisers, other drama activities included a weekend acting workshop taught by Second City per- former, John Mayer. Also, there was the annual show for elementary stu- dents. While drama students were con- cerned with funds and staging presen- tations, the Sound and Light Crew felt no effects of the economy. The seven- member group sponsored by Mr. Dave Kenning, had the task of putting the Drama Club in the proper light. Sound and Light Crew also handled the lights, sound, and special effects for most non-school events held in the audito- rium during the year. Who says high school isn’t a prepara- tion for life in the real world? Because of the poor economy, the Drama Club may well be preparing its members for lives as starving artists. — Fred Benner SOUND AND LIGHT CREW — Peter Steeves, Burl Ryding, Theo Freund, Glen Tucker, Joe Ja- kab, Cliff Stewart, Richard Abraham. SNIPE VERMIN (Fritz Eifrig) and Bill Filber (Mark Lueke) ask the hotel clerk (Pat McDonald) if there are any available rooms in the play " Blaz- ing Guns at Roaring Gulch " . DRESSED FOR HIS role as a policeman in the play " Rebel Without a Cause " , Shane Dallman waits backstage for his cue. 64 Drama Club Sound And Light Crew AFTER BEING SHOT by Plato. Goon (Brent Ben- net) is helped to his feet by gang members Moose (Mark Lueke) and Crunch (Dave Whyle) in " Rebel Without a Cause. " DRAMA CLUB — Front Row: Jolene Zimmer- man. Linda Wiencken. Jenni Carmichael. Melissa Daniels, Pam Judson. Linda Sanford. Kim War- drop, Laura Nuechterlein. Second Row: Tom Youngjohn, Barb Walters. Dee Dee Brauer. Caro- line Evans. Cindy Lott, Beth Hunt. Kathy Hine, Jamie Broadhurst, Susan Brown. Third Row: Mary Kaster, Keith Ludwig, Judy Neal, Julie Rader. John Aardema. Debbie Spejewski. Wendy Peloso. Kathy Alexa, Theo Freund. Fourth Row: Daneille Urschel, Brent Bennett. Debbie Seward. Mike Grabowski. Julie Henderson. Becky Doer- ing, Stacey Downs Back Row: Peter Steeves, Jumba Wyle. Fritz Eifrig, Andy Dix. Kent Grelling. Mark Lueke. Glen Tucker. Kris Koetke, Jill Nelli- son. Jennifer Martin. PLATO (JOHN AARDEMA) warns his newly found friend Jim Stark (Andy Dix) of the dangers of harrasing the gang in the fall production of " Re- bel Without a Cause " . 65 Drama Club Sound Light Crew Whor in the world Exchange clubs meer new people, discover new places. What has nearly 470 legs, is the lar- gest of its kind at VHS, is extremely active, speaks 5 languages, and has ex- tensive knowledge of other states and foreign countries? The answer is, of course, the Foreign and Domestic Exchange Clubs. Promoting international understand- ing was the purpose of the Foreign Ex- change Club according to Sponsor Wesley Maiers. The club also provided an opportunity for students to exper- ience life in other countries. Eleven students participated in the summer exchange program in 1982, and 6 traveled abroad in summer 1983. These students lived with a na- tive family for approximately 12 weeks in one of the following countries: Fin- land, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. Senior Pam Gumns, who visited Ger- many in 1982, explained that it wasn ' t where she went that mattered, but more importantly discovering different cultures and meeting new people. To be selected for the summer ex- change program, one had to submit an application and then go before an inter- viewing committee consisting of club sponsors, parents, and former ex- change students. If selected, a student was partially responsible for expenses, but state aid based on financial need, scholarships given by local organizations, and funds raised by F.E.C. were also available. Funds for F.E.C. were raised through monthly films shown during study halls, the International Spring Banquet, and the $2 membership fee. F.E.C. activities included monthly field trips such as a Rush concert and a trip to Turkey Run. Flowever, field trips were a minor benefit said Maiers. Another major activity of F.E.C. was an International Weekend for foreign exchange students from around the area. This included the four foreign stu- dents which VHS hosted this year. While Foreign Exchange Club pro- moted international understanding, Domestic Exchange Club promoted in- terstate understanding. Currently in its fifth year, D.E.C. strives each year to visit a different area of the U.S. According to Co-spon- sor Nancy Bender, this was the reason Ft. Madison, Iowa was chosen as the site of this year’s exchange. She added that Ft. Madison High School ' s request to exchange with VHS further aided in the selection. To be selected for Domestic Ex- change, anyone interested had to sub- mit a formal application, be inter- viewed by Mrs. Bender and a panel of teachers and students. The predominantly female organiza- tion paid for its own transportation, which was by passenger train. Exchangees then gave parents and administration a presentation of in- sight gained on the trip. — Fred Benner FOREIGN EXCHANGE BOARD AND STUDENTS — Front Row: Foreign Exchange Students — Stefani Schmitz-Moorman, West Germany; Ga- briel Guerrero, Phillipines; Jan Christenson. Den- mark; Arnoldo Gorgono, Venezuala Second Row: Board Members — Dave Griffin, Carl Stein- brecher, Beth Miller, secretary; Aleksandra Siro vica, vice president; Kris Grube, president; Fred Stephan, assistant treasurer, Juli Hamacher. treasurer; Dave Conover, Back Row: Board Members — Jamie Broadhurst, Russell Hahn, Brandon Mitchener, Mike Grabowski. student co- chairman; Laura Sperry. Pam Gumns. Anne Jes- sop, student co-chairman; Denise Cooke. Caro- lyn Evans. Sarah Miller. f. l ; jT - A • 1 ■•N L 1 66 Cultural AT THE FOREIGN Exchange Club ' s In- ternational Banquet. Gordona Sormaz, Kathy Vocke. Ken Anderson, and Krjs- tlna Sirovica perform a Serbian dance. DOMESTIC EXCHANGE STUDENTS — Front Row: Roberta Ullery. Cari Brown. Peggy Stewart. Dave Conover. Back Row: Cynthia Hoftiezer. Jolene Zim- merman, Kathy Vocke. Not Pictured: Trish Jones. WHILE TOURING THE SHEAFFER PEN COMPANY in Fort Madison. Iowa, FMHS Sponsor Ben Skillern, VHS junior Peggy Stewart, FMHS students Debbie Coppage and Brenda Cloud, and VHS senior Kathy Vocke learn about the in- ner mechanism of a pen. FOREIGN EXCHANGE MEMBER Trish Jones and Sponsor Nancy Bender take senior Diane Ryan ' s ticket for the film " Missing " . 67 Cultural V-TEENS MEMBER Jeannie Burge performs her juggling act for the children at the V-Teens Hal- loween party. SHARPENING HIS APPLE-bobbing skills is faculty member John Pinkerton at the V-teens Hallow- een party for faculty and staff members ' chil- dren. YARC OFFICERS — Front Row: Vice President Anne Jessop, President Jennifer Keegan. Mrs. Ellen Mays, sponsor; Treasurer Barb Eckert. Back Row: Secretary Aurora McCarron TRANSFORMING THE GYM into a " Tunnel of Love " for the February 5 King of Hearts dance are V-teens Vice-President Dana Fattore and Secretary Vicki Thayer. 68 Community Service Who Cores? Clubs perform duties obove ond beyond the coll “Who cares? " How often do you hear that? Although attitudes like this sometimes seem prevalent in today’s society, there were two groups at VHS, V-Teens and Youth Association for Re- tarded Children that really did care. V-Teens, a service club sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, centered its activi- ties around the school and community, while YARC aided the mentally handi- capped in the Porter County area. Activities for both clubs began in Oc- tober. V-teens held their annual apple bake sale, which earned the club $75. YARC raised funds by selling Halloween insurance, a policy that guaranteed to clean-up any Halloween pranks. Buyers were automatically entered in a raffle for a free Thanksgiving turkey. Both organizations threw annual Hal- loween parties at VHS. The V-teens party was for faculty and staff children, while YARC’s ghoulish bash was for the sheltered workshop clients, the men- tally handicapped involved with the As- sociation for Retarded Citizens. “These people have a very limited so- cial life,” explained YARC sponsor Ellen Mays, “We try to provide them with one in any way that we can.” Throughout the year, YARC mem- bers were involved with a program called “Adopt-a-Kid” where an older brother or sister atmosphere was pro- vided for a child. The YARC member took the child to extra curricular activi- ties such as movie or ballgame, as well as acting as a playmate. In addition to the Adopt-a-Kid program, members also helped with the Spring and Winter Special Olympics. During the holiday season, V-teens put together Thanksgiving baskets con- taining turkeys and other food items for the needy families in the area. They also added a holiday atmosphere to the school by decorating the main hall before Christmas. YARC members at- tended the sheltered workshop clients annual Christmas dinner at the Elk ' s Club. The V-teens-sponsored King of Hearts Dance was held on February 5. During the week before the dance, stu- dents could vote for one of the five court members by putting money in the corresponding can. Money raised was donated to the Porter County Heart Association. YARC members sent valentines to the workshop cli- ents. They also threw the clients an end-of-the-year pizza party. Through their various activities, both V-teens and YARC showed that they really did care. — Kristin Peterson Kathryn Vocke BEFORE ASSUMING HER duties at the door, V- teens member Jackie Weiler receives a corsage from Mrs. Liz Hall at King of Hearts dance. AT THE V-TEENS initiation ceremony. President Lianne Rutt accepts a rose from Sponsor Liz Hall. V-TEENS OFFICERS — Front Row: Sponsor Eli- Stephanie Brown, Vice-President Dana Fattore, zabeth Hall, Treasurer Faye Lucaitis. President Secretary Vicki Thayer. Lianne Rutt. Back Row: Program Chairman 69 Community Service Spirit Adds Spunk PMA ploys big role in Pep Club, FCA Question: Who do PMA, FCA, and PEP have in common? Clue: The first is contained in the second and the third. Give up: Fellowship of Christian Ath- letes (FCA) and Pep Club both have and create “Positive Mental Attitude " , PMA. Students displayed a high level of en- thusiasm and involvement in the 1983 school year. A more positive attitude resulted in a rise in club membership and a greater attendance at meetings for both organizations. In order to raise money for national FCA summer camp, the club held var- ious fundraisers such as a food booth in the Popcorn Festival, the annual chili supper in October, and a 30-hour bas- ketball marathon in April. FCA met twice a month at students ' homes and took part in bible studies ever y other Sunday. With much help from the student body, Pep Club put together a float in a time period of two weeks and entered it in the Popcorn Parade. The float, ti- tled " VHS is Popping Seasonly, " won a second place award. Also appearing on the scene in 1983 was the invasion of the “Vipers. " In this case Vipers weren’t a type of poi- sonous snake, but a type of Viking who tee-peed the football players before the games to promote spirit. Additional Pep Club activities includ- ed a sock-hop, the Homecoming Dance, the annual football players ' Parent Night, and the Powderpuff Football game which the senior girls won for the first time in seven years. In order to keep up school spirit, club members were productive when it came to bake sales, decorating the halls, filling athletes’ lockers with can- dy and painting inspiring signs to help lead them on to victory. As motivation to keep members ac- tive, Pep Club gave out awards to ev- eryone that showed a great deal of ef- fort. Signs were also made for organi- zations other than sports such as the Math Team and the Vikettes. Pep Club President Jolene Zimmer- man explained, “In past years no one used to get along and everything was left up to the sponsors. Sports weren’t equally covered. I wanted to see if I could bring more spirit to our school. " More spirit was present. So was a feel- ing of pride and honor as a result of positive mental attitude. — Kristin Peterson PEP CLUB OFFICERS — Front Row: Treasurer Kathy Zimmerman. Secretary and Vikette Repre- sentative Betsy Marner, Junior Varsity Cheer- leader Representative Kathy Scott. Back Row: Homecoming Chairman Kelly Steele, President Jolene Zimmerman, Homecoming Chairman Corrine Keene, Sponsor Sharon Nuppnau. Pep Club co-sponsored the VHS popcorn float. 70 Athletic DRESSED AS A BOX of cream cheese. Jolene Zimmerman leads the Vikings through a tunnel of fans at a home game against Chesterton. WHILE PERFORMING a jailhouse skit. Pep Club members Linda Weinken and Jolene Zimmerman announce the 1982 Homecoming Court. FCA OFFICERS — Treasurer Jill Kauffman, Presi- dent Patricia Jones, and Secretary Cindy Wood. AT THE ANNUAL FCA Chili Supper, Bill Parker serves Mr. John Knauff before the football game against Highland. 71 Athletic Jusr for fun Non-arhleres ger a chance ro compere Everybody has, at one time or an- other, fantasized about being a major league star. This may be due to the considerable pay involved or perhaps because of the fame and recognition that is sparked whenever a superstar’s name is mentioned. However, there was one group of in- dividuals at VHS, which may have fallen short of the limelight, but still received the satisfaction of serious competition, while they developed individual athletic ability. For those students who weren’t “good enough” for regular school sports, intramurals provided the op- portunity to participate in the sport of their choice at a minimal cost. A 50 cent fee was required for all sports ex- cept bowling which was $5 and skiing which was $20, explained Sponsor Vir- gil Sweet. All of the necessary equip- ment and faculty supervision was pro- vided by the school. Intramural sports which originated 10 years ago with boys ' basketball, has since expanded to include indoor and outdoor tennis, skiing, bowling, water polo, weightlifting, girls’ basketball, and boys’ touch football. New to the intramurals pro gram this year was weightlifting. Started in early February, by several students an Mr. Mark Hoffman, Weightlifting Club held meets on the first Wednesday of each month so that members could estab- lish individual highs in the three cata- gories of powerlifting: benchpress, squat, and deadlift. To raise funds to update equipment, the co-ed group held a Lift-a-thon, in which members obtained pledges for their total amount lifted. Other activi- ties included a Power Lifting Tourna- ment and an Invitational Power Lifting Contest which was open to other schools. — Fred Benner AT THE LIFT-A-THON, weightlifter Jeff Rybak goes for 375 pounds in the dead-lift category. Rybak finished with a total of 1075 pounds lifted. WITH TODD JOHNSON putting on the pressure, members of the undefeated faculty team Ben Austin searches for a receiver in an intramural football game against a student team. INTRAMURAL TENNIS PLAYER Patty Worden serves in a match against Laura Hoffman and Jenny Chelf. Worden and partner Sharon Palm lost the match 6-8. BATTLING FOR THE jump-ball In the first quarter of the intramural basketball championship are Tim Daly and Clint Wracker. INTRAMURAL SKIIERS Susan Byars and Krista Allen board the chair lift for the ride to the top of the tallest slope at the Pines. EXHIBITING A PERFECT follow-through is Dave Hanke during an intramural bowling match. 73 Intramurals 74 New Organizations GAMING CLUB OFFICERS — Front Row: Tom Youngjohn, Larry Ventura, event coordinators. Back Row: Sponsor Ben Austin, sponsor; Andy Dix, vice-president; Keith Ludwig, president; Danielle Urschel. secretary. PUTTING THE FINISHING touches on a display which was exhibited in the main showcase in late November are Gaming Club members Larry Ven- tura, Tom Youngjohn, and Danielle Urschel. WHAT ' S NEW? New organizations meer rhe demand " As the gelatinous cube burns away, a vicious warvar steps from behind the cobblestone wall. Choosing to flee in- stead of battling the creature with your crossbow, you turn and slip on your ring of invisibility. Upon landing at the feet of a wretched ore, you struggle to reach for your halbrid ...” What is this wad of jibberish, you ask? Just part of the jargon from the game ‘Dungeons and Dragons ' , one of the ‘sports’ exercised by the Gaming Club, an organization, along with the “Viking Press " and the “Latin Club”, new to VHS. Playing ‘adventure-type’ games was the major purpose of the Gaming Club, which was also formed to unite ‘D and D ' players. Gaming club activities included a “Risk” Tournament and a D and D tournament for any interested stu- dents, both with an entry fee of $1. There was also a year long D and D tournament, along with demonstra- tions by ‘Dungeon Master ' Fritz Eifrig, and a showcase display. To be a member, all that was re- quired was a $1 entry fee which went toward expenses for the thirty mem- ber club. Viking Press was strictly a voluntary organization. Its goal was to produce the monthly paper which was distribut- ed throughout VHS. and to the Junior high and elementary schools in De- cember and April. Stories were written by journalism students and volunteers and submitted to Mrs. Gloria Zimmerman as assign- ments, extra-credit, or merely for ex- perience. Editor-in-Chief Brandon Mitchener handled editorials, layouts, and sug- gested some story ideas. For students interested in getting a taste of Roman culture and learning more about the Latin language, Latin Club was formed. “There ' s more to Latin than just grammar. There’s Latin culture, histo- ry and life.” said Dr. John Helms, spon- sor. Dressed in traditional Roman tunics, members celebrated such events as Virgil’s birthday, traveled to Indianapo- lis to witness Governor Orr sign the proclamation of Latin Week, and at- tended monthly meeings at various members ' homes. — Fred Benner VIKING PRESS STAFF — Front Row: Laura Sperry, typist; Aleksandra Sirovica, advertising manager; Brandon Mitchener. editor-in-chief. Back Row: Perry Martin, photographer; Russell Hahn, reporter advertising; Pam Judson, re- porter; Cynthia Hoftiezer, reporter. DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL robes at the De- cember meeting of the Latin Club, members Debby Johann, Pam Judson, and Pat Madden are served eggnog by sponsor, Dr. John Helms. Meetings were held each month at various mem- bers ' homes to discuss and plan future activities. BEFORE SENDING an issue of the Viking Press to the printer. Brandon Mitchener double checks the pages. DURING AN INTENSE game of ' The Interplani- tary Adventure”, Gaming Club member Roy Riggs rolls the multi-sided dice while Mike Bu- zinski waits for his turn. VIKING PRESS staff members Laura Sperry and Aleksandra Sirovica help Editor Brandon Mit- chener finalize the pages of the December issue. LATIN CLUB — Front Row: Pat Madden, Jim Korkus, John Martz. Second Row: Becky Doer- ing, Pam Judson, Laura Hoffman, Melanie Defier, Debby Johann, Andria Antomaria. Back Row: Mike Wallace. Pat McDonald, Norma Bielich, Shelly Baker, Melissa Ahlgrim, Dr. John Helms, sponsor. 75 New Organizations VARSITY LINEMAN Rob Garcia, urges on the de- fense during the homecoming football game against LaPorte. VHS won the game 37-6. 76 Sports Division IN A CROSS COUNTRY duel meet. MVP Scott Schroer struggles to keep the lead against a Michigan City Rogers opponent. GETTING INTO POSITION for a backhand re- turn, number two singles player, Mark Pas- quella. warms up before defeating his Lowell opponent. A year of rebellion Face it. The only sports that ever get any attention are football and basketball. Nobody watches sports like vol- leyball, tennis or track, right? Well, not exactly. Although basketball and football still got the most publicity, the 1982-1983 school year marked the year of rebellion for many previously ignored sports. Like a teenager searching for his identity, athletes sought recognition for their efforts. Cries of " Why doesn’t anyone ever decorate our lockers? " and " We work just as hard as they do " echoed in the locker rooms of the for gotten athletes. The rebellion caught on, and attendance increased at meets that had previously gone unobserved. Students discovered that VHS actually had a golf team, and all athletes found decorations in their lockers. With the new awareness and enthusiasm, athletes finally got the recog- nition they deserved. — Kathryn A. Vocke 77 Sports Division Sophomores bring Duneland Conference Title to Valpo in dynamic style as jayvees flex muscles 1982 ' s NFL player’s strike dampened the fall season for many football fans. But for Valparaiso’s Junior Varsi- ty Vikings, 1982 meant a successful season with a re- cord of 6-2 along with a Duneland Conference Title under their belts. After starting with a set- back at Crown Point, the Vi- kings settled down to win six out of their last seven games, four of them by shut- outs. Coach Pat Murphy ad- mitted that it is a “good taste to have in your mouth as you win your last four games. " Murphy stated that one reason for the opening sea- son lull was the lack of hit- ting in early August. But he stated, “It will never happen again. " The Vikes then out finessed their opponents by a total of 87-19; a per game average of over eleven points a game. Defensive Coordinator Zane Cole’s hard work paid off as his troops held their opponents to under four points per game. Jeff Hreha added plenty to the de- fense’s stingyness, shred- ding attempted blocks to rack-up 93 tackles, while de- fensive back James Fritz earned the Star Award for interceptions, blocked punts and field goals, and fumble recoveries. Other standouts on de- fense were defensive line- man Bob Alexander, Todd Susdorf, iJickey Vernich, both Defens ' ve halfbacks, and noseguarc Brian Black- man. Coach Randy Kerns ' job was overseeing both the of- fense and defense ' s lines. Offensively, Fullback Pete Brown led all rushers with 30 points, while Gary Spencer and Dan Vass scored 24 points and 18 points, re- spectively. Vass averaged 6.7 yards per carry, while Spencer chewed up de- fenses for 555 total yards. Quarterback Greg Bannec guided the offense with his leadership and skill. Bannec also played some quarter- back on the Varsity team. During the season, PAT and field goal duties were shared by Randy Larson and Greg Geiselman, who served a brief stint against the Muster Mustangs in the Varsity con- test. Team spirits were raised by cheerleading incentive. Members of the squad were Regina Rumford, Kathy Scott, Donna Allen, Lisa Stanczak, and Laura Testa. Also, the unsung heroes of all football teams, the man- agers, helped with their vol- unteered time. This year ' s student managers were Jeff Parry and Joe Jakab. Improvement was evident as the 1982 season pro- gressed and blossomed into a very successful fall for the team. With all of this going for Valparaiso High School, who needs professional foot- ball, anyway? — Doug Gray JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL — First Row: Managers P. Lawrence, S. Szoke, Cheerleaders L. Testa, L Stanczak, D. Allen. R. Rumford, K. Scott. Managers K. Steele. C. Emer- son. P. Auten. Second Row: M. Hull, C. Mertz, G. Bannec, K. Bauer, J. Hreha, P. Brown, M. Lippens, J. Kickbush, S. White, B. Alexander. T hird Row: J. Cornett, J. Fritz. D Vass, T. Susdorf, T. Leffew, W Jo- seph, D. Ferrill, K. Sienkowski, G. Geiselman, B. Blackman, Fourth Row: R Feola, M Soliday, M Ver- nich, J. Sims. G. Fisher, T. Piazza, B Bowen, B. Miller. T. Huber. Fifth Row: R Caputo, M Herko, R. Lar- son, J. Hofferth, B. Corneil, G. Spencer. J. Lake. R Macacapagal, G. Marquez. B. White. J. Flynn. Sixth Row: Managers J. Parry, J. Jakab, R Moore. Dr. Stoltz. Coaches Z. Cole. R. Kerns, P. Mur- phy. 78 J V. Football AS TAILBACK DAN Vass eludes two Hobart defenders, Wally McCor- mack referees the action. RUNNING BACK Gary Spencer runs for daylight as Pete Brown (27) pro- vides key blocking. COACH PAT MURPHY oversees warm-up drills as his Vikes ready for the encounter with Michigan City Rogers ' Raiders. THE VIKING OFFENSE readies its assault against the Hobart defense as Quarterback Greg Bannec pulls out of the pocket. Adding blocking power is Dan Vass. JV FOOTBALL SEASON RECORD: 6-2 VHS 3 14 7 0 16 26 24 7 OPP 10 7 0 6 0 0 0 6 Crown Point Munster Portage Hobart Chesterton M.C. Rogers LaPorte Merrillville 79 JV Football 80 Ci ' m 4 £ ON HIS WAY to a Valpo first down, is senior tailback John Daras. Daras rushed for 1 . 100 yards to make him the second leading rusher in VHS history. (VM Photo) Munster Crown Point Portage Gary Roosevelt Chesterton M.C. Rogers LaPorte Merrillville Highland Hobart OVER AND ABOVE the call of duty, senior linebacker Jeff Marcinkowski deflects a pass intended for Sean Clarey of Chesterton. (VM Photo) APPLYING THE PRESSURE, junior Ken Tincher vainly tries to keep Ke- vin Cardenas of Portage from mak- ing a first down. (VM Photo) VARSITY FOOTBALL Season Record: 4-6 VHS OPP 19 0 28 20 0 3 0 6 7 23 16 3 37 6 7 10 (OT) 7 24 7 26 Varsity Football Faced with a tough schedule, and a lack of experienced linemen, the Vikings fought through a 4-6 season. Still, pride showed through When a team that is ex- pected to do well suffers through a mediocre season, sportswriters, fans, parents, and coaches all begin to look for a scapegoat to put the blame on. They begin to la- bel a team with words like “lackluster, " and “patsies " , or “disapointing”. When Varsity Football Coach Mark Hoffman was asked to describe this years’ team, however, those wer- en’t quite the words that he chose. Instead, he chose “gutsy”, “talented”, “coa- chable”, and “promising”. At the beginning of the year Hoffman knew that the outcome of the season would depend on how well the offensive and defensive lines could hold their own. After having lost many solid players to graduation, varsi- ty coaches had to replace 9 of the 11 positions on the lines with inexperienced players. “At the skill positions,” ex- plained Coach Hoffman, “such as running back, or defensive back, we were strong and talented, but both lines were riddled with question marks throughout the entire season. After blasting Munster 20- 0 in the first game of the season, and then overpow- ering Crown Point 28-20 in an offensive show, critics and fans were quick to label Valpo as, “one of the best in the area”, but Coach Hoff- man wasn’t one of those bragging. “I realized that our team hadn’t been tested yet, and I knew that we had some difficult ballgames coming up, in which, our of- fensive and defensive lines would be put to the test.” The next three games were tough for the Vikings: three losses, each one a bit- ter hard-to-swallow defeat. They were less than half a foot away from the goal line and could not score against Portege. They played a game against Gary Roose- velt during a torrential downpour, and then got beat by longtime conference rival Chesterton in a home game. “It was during those three losses that I really learned what this team was mad of,” explained Coach Hoffman. “Some teams just would have quit trying after those defeats, but these guys just wouldn’t give up. Every game that they went into they gave 100%, and showed a tremendous amount of pride,” he added. “They came back and played two outstanding games against LaPorte and M.C. Rogers, winning them both and gaining back their pride and respect,” noted Hoffman. The team was led by Of- fensive Captains John Daras, Jim Fauser, and Eric Bannec and Defensive Cap- tains Jeff Marcinkowski and Tim Snodgrass. — Bill Ziegert VARSITY FOOTBALL — Front Row Managers P. Lawrence. S. Szoke Cheerleaders B Delumpa, L. Cox A Bryant. K Zimmerman, M. Wals worth. Managers K Steele. K Em erson, P. Auten Second Row: J Varela. C. Mcfarland. R Williams. K Tincher, P Selman. T. Petro. K Vasko, D. Mauer. J. Fauser. J Daras. F Armstrong Third Row: D Duncan. B Bergstrom. K Cyzyk. D Soliday. S. Zombik, T Wlttlinger, M Maney. S. Garrett. S Biggs, R Mey- er, E. Bannec. Fourth Row: B Ca- sey. M Gill. J Frederick. M Good- ing. S Moore, J. Bihlman. J. Bratsa- kis. M. Johnson. B Birke, B Phillips. N Ranalli, J. Marcinkowski. Fifth Row: T. Ryan. S. Vangel, J. Smith, D. Vendl. G. Zaharias. S. Aungst, G. Gilmore. K. Knoernschild. F. Cruz. B Flude, J Gilbertson. Sixth Row: Managers J Perry. D Glynn. J. Ry- bak, M. Wehner, R. Garcia, S. Glenn, D. Albrecht. T. Snodgrass. T. Daly, K. Frailey. A. Pearce Back Row: Trainers R Moore. D Stoltz, Assis- tant Coaches Z. Cole, J. Cook, R. Kerns, R. Mitchell, P Murphy. Head Coach M Hoffman, Assistant Coach T. Cox. 81 Varsity Foot boll With a surge of enthusiasm , the volleyball team had its first winning season in over four years. Finally, their patience paid Desperation and frustra- tion hung over the locker room like an ominous cloud. After the sectional loss to Merrillville, some of the girls’ volleyball team members sat quietly in the locker room crying, while others silently got dressed. When Coach Wilma Detwiler came in, no one said a word until she made her players sit down and do an unusual thing: each girl had to say one positive thing about the season. Out of the gloom came rays of sun- shine as comments such as “We got along really well as a team,” and “We improved our skills,” or “We won the Griffith Invitational”, caused smiles to radiate from the players faces. They realized that the season wasn ' t so bad after all. What they had accomplished was the first winning season in over four years, a tournament victory, and a much needed shot in the arm to a now revitalized program. Led by Co-Captains Kati Leonard and Cindy Wood, the team posted a 16-10 re- cord, while capturing the Griffith Invitational. After losing its first match to High- land, the team reeled off 10 straight victories before key conference losses to La- Porte, Chesterton, and Mer- rillville slowed them down. While Detwiler stressed that the team did well be- cause of its ability to play to- gether, outstanding individ- ual performances could be seen everywhere. Elected by their teammates, Jill Kauff- man was voted the team ' s Most Valuable Player, Karla Schueler won the Top Spiker Award, Kati Leonard was elected Top Setter and Top Server, while the Mental At- titude Award went to Su- zanne Versteeg. Coming into the season in early August with a good at- titude, the girls became what Detwiler referred to as, “a very skilled, intelligent group of athletes.” Although VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM — Front Row: Judy Watson, Cindy Wood. Kati Leonard. Suzanne Ver- steeg. Mary Palm Second Row: Kim Boyd, Peggy Ohm, Laura Hoff- man. Julie Pekarek, Jill Kauffman. Back Row: Coach Wilma Detwiler, Karla Schueler. Connie Kratzen- berg. Nancy Dorris. Anne Kuusk- vere. Manager Peg Marine. off mid-season losses to Con- ference foes made the road rocky at times, the girls stuck together and worked as a team, which, according to Detwiler is the most im- portant factor in volleyball. " In order to win, you have to have all six players psyched up and ready to give 100 percent, which is ometimes hard in the middle of the season,” Detwiler ex- plained. The J.V. team, described by Coach Diane Reuter as, “a challenge toward the be- ginning, but very polished to- ward the end,” also had an winning season. The team was led by Co-Captains Sharon Palm and Norma Beilich. Top Server was Do- reen Clifford, while the Most Improved was Lisa Meyers. Kristen Reschke won the Mental Attitude Award. — Bill Ziegert VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Season Record 16-10 Highland L Westville W Munster W Gavit w Crown Point w Portage w Lowell w Griffith Inv. 1st Hebron W LaPorte L Portage Inv. 4th Hammond Knoll W Chesterton L M.C. Rogers L Merrillville L M.C. Marquette L Hobart W Edison W Hammond Morton SECTIONALS L Portage W Merrillville L TWO YEAR LETTERWINNER, senior Kati Leonard leaps to set a team member during a loss to LaPorte 82 Girls ' Volleyball J.V. VOLLEYBALL Season Record 10-7 Highland W Westville W Munster w Gavit w Crown Point w Portage w Lowell L Hebron w LaPorte L Hammond Noll L Chesterton L M.C. Rogers L Merrillville L M.C. Marquette W Hobart W Edison w Hammond Morton L DEFENSIVE STANDOUT, junior Lau- ra Hoffman kneels to bump a re- turn, saving a point against Confer- ence foe LaPorte. RISING TO THE OCCASION, senior Jill Kauffman prepares to smash a spike helping the team toward a vic- tory over Hammond Noll. J.V. VOLLEYBALL TEAM — Front Row: Lisa Meyers. Nancy Bartelmo, Kim Biggs, Sharon Palm Second Row: Sandy Stewart. Nikki Ailes, Doreen Clifford. Holly Lafferty. Back Row: Manager Gina Polite, Kristina Sirovica, Norma Bielich, Coach Diane Reuter, Kristin Reschke. Shannon Steele. Girls m 83 ' Volleyball GIRLS GOLF TEAM — Front Row: Jennifer Carmichael, Trish Jones. Krista Allen, Tina Kozlowski, Karen Noble Back Row: Kris Looft, Karen Meyer, Kris Morrisson, Maureen Murphy, Coach Nancy Bender. 84 Girls Golf GIRLS GOLF SEASON RECORD: 10-2 Rensselaer W Marquette Elston W Munster Andrean W Hobart W New Prairie W Portage W LaPorte L Chesterton W LaPorte Inv. 5th M.C. Rogers L Merrillville W Sectionals 1st Regionals 7th Respectable season unwinds while underclassmen lead Lady Vikes to Sectional Title as youth accents golfers Slowly, cautiously, Nancy Lopez sets up her 25-foot shot uphill toward the cup. Carefully she gets a view of the angle. After taking a cou- ple of practice swings, she makes contact with the ball. All is quiet. The ball slows down rolling toward the cup. Closer . . . Closer . . . Closer . . . It ' s on the edge of the cup but won ' t fall in! Like Lopez and the LPGA Tour, the 1982 Girls’ Golf Team experienced this same drama only to fall short of its goal — the State Tourna- ment. “For a team lacking com- petition experience, we were very much respected by the other teams in the confer- ence,” stated Coach Nancy Bender proudly. Coach Bender’s squad, made up of eight underclass- men and only two seniors, copped the Sectional Title along with an overall record of 10-2 and a conference mark of 4-2. Junior Tina Kozlowski averaged seven strokes un- der par as she netted medal- ist honors in the sectionals. By consistently playing A-l golf, Kozlowski earned the Most Valuable Player Award. But, as Coach Bender em- phasized, “The girls played well as a team; if one played poorly, the others pulled to- gether and played well.” Ju- nior Jennifer Carmichael, Sophomore Krista Allen, Freshman Linda Dorris and Maureen Murphy added strength to the team, which finished third in the Dune- land Conference. Tough competition at the Regionals ended the season for the Lady Vikes, and as Coach Bender commented, “The girls have nothing to be ashamed of because they lost to the best. It ' s an honor to lose to the best. We ana- lyzed the teams at the Re- gionals, and we were shoot- ing for third.” Both of the top two teams in the state, Michigan City Rogers and LaFayette Jefferson respec- tively, were among the teams represented at the Vikes Regional. By showing great potential this year, Bender hinted that next year’s team will be stronger because of the ma- turing of the girls this year. Only two members of this year’s team, Trish Jones and Kris Looft, will graduate. Just as every cloud has a silver lining, this year’s dra- ma experienced by both Nancy Lopez and the Girl Golfers, next year may hold better fortune in that the ex- perience gained may just be enough that the tiny white golf ball will easily drop in the cup next time. — Doug Gray SECOND YEAR LETTER WINNER Krista Allen surveys the break of the green before attempting a putt shot. CAREFULLY ANALYZING the angle toward the cup. junior Jennifer Car- michael tries to avoid costly strokes. FRESHMAN MAUREEN MURPHY concentrates on her swing while putting. Murphy scored a 56 to help the Lady Vikes in their effort against Michigan City Rogers. SECTIONAL CHAMPION Tina Koz- lowski chips the ball from the sand- trap as an opponent looks on. 85 Girls ' Golf INCREASING HER LEAD, freshman Susie Johnson strides to a strong finish against Crown Point. ADDING ANOTHER VICTORY, to her collection of first place finishes. Senior Judy Crowe breezes toward the finish line against Chesterton. GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY TEAM — Front Row: Elaine Miller. Joan Crowe, Judy Crowe, Kathy Vocke, Malissa Doelling, Ruth Wheeler. Back Row: Laura Shurr, Karen Cornman. Rochelle Meyers, Ellen Geiss, Kim Demick, Kristen Las- kowski, Susie Johnson, Manager Diane Philip, Coach Pat McKay. GIRLS ' CROSS COUNTRY Season Record: 8-3 M.C. Elston L Hammond Morton W Hammond Noll W Chesterton w LaPorte w Merrillville w Lake Central w Munster w Highland Invi. 2nd Portage L Highland L Uliana Invi. 6th DAC 1st Crown Point W Sectionals 1st Regionals 4th State 9th 86 Girls ' Cross Country With a consistent top five runners and a tougher schedule the girls ' cross country team started strong , and didn’t look back In most sports it is easy for the players to grumble at the coach, such niceties as, “Why don’t you get out here yourself?”, or, “I ' d like to see you try to run these sprints.” Unfortunately, the girls ' cross country team couldn’t use this excuse, since its coach ran with them. Rather than look at this involvement as a detri- ment, most of the runners felt that Coach Pat McKay ' s practicing with them was an asset to the team. Behind the outstanding in- dividual efforts of senior Judy Crowe, and supported by a talented group of fresh- men, the girls’ cross country team finished with an 8-3 re- cord. After placing 13th at last year’s state meet, the girls ran to a 9th place finish this year with an effort that Coach McKay described as being, “much better than I had expected at the start of the season.” Coach McKay, in her first year as VHS girls ' cross country coach, saw her team this way, “The girls had a lot of comradery amongst themselves, so they helped each other out a lot. As for attitude, they were a very hardworking, determined bunch of girls, who were always very opti- mistic about their chances of being successful.” After losing their opening meet to M.C. Elston, the girls sprinted through seven consecutive victories before losses to Portage and High- land slowed them down. In girls’ cross country, each runner ran 1.9 miles (3000-meters) with only the top five finishers on each team accounting for the scoring. The team then ad- ded up each of the top five finishes, with the lowest score coming in first. While it would seem that cross country would be an individual sport, according to Coach McKay, “You have to have five top runners that consistenly finish well, or in- dividual efforts are all but worthless.” Coming into the season with hopes to do better than the previous year, the girls used an alternating practice schedule. On some days they would have a hard wor- kout which would include in- tervals and speedwork, while the next day they would have a workout which would consist of five to eight miles of jogging. “We did well because we had five girls who were very strong, and another eight girls who were constantly pushing the top five,” ex- plained Coach McKay. This year the top five run- ners this season were sen- iors Judy Crowe and Kathy Vocke, and freshmen Susie Johnson, Kristen Laskowski, and Laura Shurr. — Bill Ziegert CALM AND COLLECTED, freshman Laura Shurr builds her lead over a grimacing Chesterton opponent and teammate Kathy Vocke. Laura later represented VHS as the fifth runner at State. ON ITS WAY to a victory over Con- ference opponent Chesterton, the girls’ cross country team secures another win at Forest Park Golf Course. 87 Girls’ Cross Country RUNNING IN A PACK, cross coun- try team members Sam Allen, Andy Berkoski, Jeff Potis, and Matt Spagna attempt to Improve their times in a dual meet against Ches- terton. GRIMACING IN PAIN, sophomore Mike Leetz strides to finish in the first meet of the season against conference foe Hobart. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY — Front Row: Randy Hicks, Todd Etzler, Phil Hauff, John Martz, Dan Mangel, Doug Hernandez, Paul Geiss, Matt Spagna, Sam Allen, Andy Berkoski, Bill Rouch, Tim Sullivan. Mike Leetz. Back Row: Chuck Ellis. Leo Frey, Ned Searles, Erick Chilian, Paul Sanford. Scott Sienkowski, John Reggie. Scott Schroer, Rick Fiegel, John Drake, Matt Workman. Jeff Potis, Coach Skip Collins. STATE QUALIFIER, junior standout Scott Schroer displays the form that made him 1982 Sectional and Regional Champion. 88 Boys ' Cross Country With a tremendous amount of enthusiasm , and a lot of hard work, the boys’ cross country team showed the will to win ded-i-ca-tion ded-i-ka- shen n. 1. a self-sacrificing devotion. 2. the state of be- ing dedicated. Although these definitions are two meanings of the word " dedi- cation,” if Coach Skip Col- lins was asked to give a defi- nition, he might just say his 1982 boys’ cross country team. Like every other sport, cross country had two char- acteristics in training for the season. The first aspect was the obvious physical training for the 3.1 mile race. The first six weeks of practice were spent running an aver- age of 90 miles per week. Dedication, according to Collins, was a must for each member of the team in or- der for them to run those 90 miles each week. The second characteristic of the sport was the psycho- logical state of mind the run- ners had to obtain. Being psychologically motivated to run each day was often the more difficult aspect to maintain throughout the season. However, Coach Collins felt a lack of motiva- tion was definitely not a problem for his team. In fact, he attributed the suc- cess of the season to the hard-working, dedicated runners he had the privilege to coach. Depth was also a key fac- tor of this year’s cross coun- try team. Because the team score depended upon the times of the team’s top five runners, Collins remarked that a " team is only as good as its fifth man.” Even if a team had the best runner in the state, they still might not win meets if they did not have other good runners. Coach Collins felt there was more depth in this year’s team than in any of his pre- vious teams. He commented that the steady improve- ment made by Phil Hauff and Leo Frey greatly helped the team toward the end of the season. All the hard work put in by every member of the team was paid off by their out- standing 10-1 dual meet re- cord. Led by Scott Schroer and Captain Ned Searles, the team as a whole placed in the sectional and regional tournaments and completed their season with a 13th place finish at semi-state. Schroer, the team ' s MVP, also qualified as an individual for the state meet and fin- ished in 34th place. Highlights of the season included a dual meet victory over Chesterton, which was ranked in the top ten at the time, and winning the 14 team Hobart Invitational. The only regret Mr. Collins had was the lack of fan sup- port. He noted, “The run- ners put in so much time and effort all season; I only wish more would come and see their work.” — Jill Kauffman. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY Season Record: 10-1 VHS OPP Hobart 24 34 Kouts 15 49 M.C. Elston 35 23 Hammond Morton 15 50 M.C. Rogers 15 50 Chesterton 27 32 WashingtonTwp. 19 44 LaPorte 16 47 Merrillville 16 45 M.C. Marquette 15 47 Lew Wallace 15 50 DAC 3rd Highland Inv. 5th Hobart Inv. 1st Sectional 3rd Regional 4th Semi-State 13th HEARING THE STARTING GUN, the Valparaiso boys ' cross country team sets off in search of another Viking victory. WITH NO OPPOSITION IN SIGHT, Scott Sienkowski, Captain Ned Searles and John Reggie set the pace for the 3.1 mile race. 89 Boys ' Cross Country With overall team depth, and intense competitive spirit, the girls’ swim team fought Often when a coach looks toward a new season he re- lies heavily on the strength of his older, more exper- ienced team members. However, with only seven seniors on a 31 member swim team, Coach Ann Da- vies had to hope that the strength of the underclass- men could pull the team through their season. If Coach Davies was fearful that the less experienced members could not lead the team, the first meet of the season put those fears to rest. A sophomore or fresh- man captured a first place in ribbon in seven individual events. After that first victory, the team knew that they were on their way to a great sea- son. They continued their winning streak by rolling to victories in their next five meets until they were halted by conference foe Chester- ton, who eventually placed fifth at the state meet. With Meg Huffman, the team’s to the high point scorer, and MVP Juli Hamacher, the girls’ swim team finished the sea- son with a 10-3 dual meet record and captured second place in the conference with a 5-1 mark. The team also placed sec- ond at sectionals, qualifying members in five events to the state meet. Represent- ing Valpo in Indianapolis were Meg Huffman in the 50 free, 100 free and 400 free relay; Toy Ann Runk in the 100 fly and the 400 free re- lay; Michelle Douglas in the 50 free and 400 free relay; Anji Hoover in diving; and Marie Czejak in the 400 free relay. Coach Davies felt the team was strongest in frees- tyle events with Huffman, Douglas, Runk, and Most Im- proved Swimmer Czejak pulling the weight in those events. Their strength was evident when they qualified three freestyle events in the state meet. Diving, under Coach Bob Campbell, was finish also strong with Anji Hoover and Most Improved Diver Libby Douglas leading the way. Coach Davies attributed the enormous success of their season to the team’s “never give up attitude. " Remarked Davies, “the girls realized it took a little more to be number one, so they gave a little more. " The team made every meet a challenge, set goals for themselves and never were just satisfied with winning their previous meets. Although Coach Davies and the team relied heavily on the skill of the under- classmen, much of the lead- ership was placed in the hands of senior Tri-captains Suzette Byvoets, Kari Ewing, and Juli Hamacher. These girls not only helped on the scoreboards, but they also contributed to the great mental attitude of the team. — Jill Kauffman S.B. Adams GIRLS ' SWIMMING Season Record: 10-3 DAC Record: 5-1 OPP M.C. Rogers VHS 38 Hobart 40 Merrillville 79 45 Crown Point 78 47 S.B. Clay 74 41 Chesterton 80 60 84 79 Portage 67 48 OPP Munster VHS 62 LaPorte 75 DAC Meet 65 51 M.C. Elston 52 Highland 76 40 Rensselaer 2nd 66 Sectionals 87 61 56 71 2nd BEGINNING HER LEG in the state qualifying 400 free relay, Toy Ann Runk insures a first place finish for the Lady Vikings. 90 Girls ' Swimming COMING UP FOR A BREATHER, Al lyl McCarron strokes her way to a first place finish in a dual confer- ence meet against LaPorte. EXHIBITING EXCELLENT FORM, ju nior Peggy Stewart cruises to a life time best in the 100 yard butterfly GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM — Front Row: A McCarron, C. Tonner, P. Stewart. K. Frost. A. Antommaria, A. Nuest, E. Sachs, T. Runk, M. Douglas. J. Lyons, Statistician V. Chester. Mid- dle Row: Manager K. Barker, S. Markley. S. Baker, M. Huffman, C. Leininger, L. Chester, M. Czejak. J. STATE QUALIFER, sophomore Anji Hoover executes a dive on her way to a second place finish in the M.C. Elston meet. Murphy, J. Jacobs, J. Handley. K. Ewing Back Row: Diving Coach B. Campbell, S. Byvoets, J. Jones, A. Schweighardt. A. Maertz, L. Doug- las, Ass ' t Coach K. Orzechowiez, A. Hoover, J. Hamacher, B. Eckert, J. Weiler, R. Ullery, Manager K. Bi- sacky, Coach A. Davis. 91 Girls ' Swimming VARSITY TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Matt Evans. Jed Mitchener, Bill Ziegert, Kurt Folke. Chris Koetke. Back Row: Fred Stephan, Ray Vasko, Doug Prescott. Coach FOUR-YEAR LETTER WINNER, Mark Pasquella struggles to return a backhand shot against Merrillville on the way to a superb 10-1 confer- ence record. Tim Shideler. Mark Pasquella, Barry Scholl. The team captured second place in the Duneland Conference. VARSITY TENNIS Hobart Season Record: 12-6 LaPorte DAC Record: 9-3 OPP S.B. Adams 0 Chesterton VHS 1 M.C. Rogers 5 5 Crown Point 4 2 Culver 0 1 Portage 3 2 Sectionals 4 3 LaPorte 3 4 2 1 0 Merrillville Lowell 5 OP P Hobart 3 LaPorte VHS 0 Chesterton 2 0 M.C. Rogers 5 1 Portage 5 0 Merrillville 4 1 5 4 M.C. Elston 4 1 1 4 4 1 IN A DESPERATE EFFORT, number one singles player Doug Prescott lunges to return the ball in a crucial conference match against Merrill- ville. 92 Boys ' Tennis Although the team fared better than anticipated, the season had its ups and downs When the colonists arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620, they did not quite know what to expect of their new lives in America. They had to adapt to conditions unlike those to which they were ac- customed. However, after a few years, the colonists be- came settled in the New World and gained much prosperity. Much like those early colonists, the boys’ tennis team also did not know what to expect of their 1982 ten- nis season. Since they had lost five of the seven regular players from last year’s team, which earned a berth in the semi-state, the season was labeled as a “rebuilding year.” Second-year coach Tim Shideler explained that the team “as a whole was younger and less exper- ienced, and therefore, they were not expected to win many matches this year.” Just as the colonists faced problems in their first few years in America, the season also had its ups and downs. Because many of the players were inexperienced, more time was spe nt working on the fundamentals of the game, rather than working on the individual player’s strategies. Also, Coach Shi- deler had a difficult time de- terming a constant line-up because of the lack of exper- ience. Second singles player Mark Pasquella stated " the season was a total rebuilding year. We would have gone farther this season if we had more incentive to win.” He felt the lack of incentive was partially due to the line-up changes. Coach Shideler re- marked that if he had the season to begin again, he would have kept a constant line-up throughout the sea- son thus allowing the players to work with each other bet- ter. Despite these obstacles in the season, the tennis team fared much better that an- ticipated. Led by the consis- tent playing of Pasquella, who boasted the best team record of 14-4, and Captain Doug Prescott, the team fin- ished the season with a re- spectable 12-6 record. The icing on the cake was crush- ing Merrillville 4-1 in the reg- ular season finale to clinch second place in the Dune- land Conference with a re- cord of 9-3. The junior varsity team, coached by Mr. Jerry Hager, also finished with an excep- tional record. Their out- standing 8-2 season was the team’s best in VHS history. Coach Hager noted that the team’s success was due to the player’s experience, a great attitude toward tennis, and excellent leadership, es- pecially by Pat Hauff, winner of the JV singles tournament and Scott McBride, second singles player. — Jill Kauffman J.V. TENNIS Season Record: 8-2 VHS Hobart W Chesterton W M.C. Rogers w Crown Point w Portage L VHS Merrillville W Hobart W Chesterton W Portage L Merrillville W J.V. TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Pat Kim. Jeff Vanderlinden. Jason Mesches. Kevin McBride. Second Row: Mark Nelson. Dan Ernst. Tom FOLLOWING THROUGH on a back- hand shot, senior doubles player Bill Ziegert cruises to an easy victo- ry over his Lowell opponent. Lyon, Scott Wagenblast. Back Row: Richard Abraham. Scott McBride. Coach Jerry Hager. Pat Hauff, Bob Deuberry. 93 Boys ' Tennis After losing top gymnast Andrea Ferngren early in the season, the Viking gymnasts regained their composure and showed true form When a team goes through a season there are usually one or two events during the year that every- one will remember: that last- second shot, the touchdown that won the conference ti- tle, or the home run in the bottom of the ninth. However, sometimes these events do not bring pleasant memories. When senior gymnast Andi Fern- gren missed her landing on the floor exercise routine and tore ligaments in her right knee, most of the girls gymnastics team ' s ambi- tions to do well as a team in the state competition were shattered. “We definitely had to re- evaluate our goals for the season,” stated Coach Lori Cook. “She (Andi) was our top gymnast in three events, GIRLS ' GYMNASTICS Optional Record: 9-2 Intermediate Record: 8-4 Int. Opt M.C. Rogers W w Wheeler W Lowell W w LaPorte W w Hobart W w Chesterton L L Highland L w Munster L w Portage W w Merrillville L L M.C. Elston W w Conference 3rd Sectionals 2nd and we really didn’t have that much depth, even with her,” Cook noted. Coming into the season, the team had high hopes to do well. It was expected to be ranked in the top ten in state, and its main goal was to win regional as a team and advance to the state fin- als. This was no small goal, because its schedule includ- ed such teams as Merrillville, Highland, and Chesterton, all of which were expected to be ranked. After winning its first three meets, the team went up against Chesterton on the same day that Ferngren un- derwent surgery. " We got clobbered, losing by nearly four points”, recalled Coach Cook. “It was probably our lowest point of the season. After that, each girl seemed GIRLS ' GYMNASTICS TEAM — Front Row: Susan Smith. Kim Frost. Heather Warner, Elizabeth Gaio. Sheila Miller Second Row: Coach Lori Cook, Andrea Ferngren, Jane to realize that her routines were going to count more, so they started to work harder,” Cook noted. Al- though the Vikes did not ad- vance to the regional as a team, five members quali- fied for that competition in- dividually. Tracy Devine and senior Jane Kobak eventual- ly qualified for the state meet, by finishing in the top two in their event at region- al. “Although losing Ferngren was definitely detrimental to the season” said Coach Cook, " I couldn ' t be more proud of these girls. They come back against a lot of obstacles and showed a tre- mendous amount of courage and determination through- out the entire season. — Bill Ziegert Kobak, Vickie Rowe. Audrey Fern- gren. Back Row: Susan Peck. Tracy Devine, Nancy Remijan, Jeanette Pekarek, Tammy Vendl. The team finished with a combined record of 17 wins and 6 losses. 94 Girls ' Gymnastics WITH CONFIDENCE, POISE, AND ELEGANCE, senior Jeanette Pe- karek glides through her routine on the balance beam during the op- tional sectional at Portage High School. JUNIOR TRACY DEVINE dances through her floor exercise routine during the sectional competition at Portage High School. Devine won the all-around title to advance to the regional competition. SOARING HIGH ABOVE THE BEAM. senior Sue Peck concentrates on her landing, during a difficult rou- tine on the balance beam during the sectional competition. 95 Girls ' Gymnastics BOVS ' SWIMMING SEASON RECORD: 12-3 VHS OPP Griffith 86 40 Munster 54 73 Hobart Pent. 5th LaPorte 90.5 36.5 Munster Relays 1st Hobart 79 48 S.B. Adams 78 46 M.C. Rogers 92 35 LaPorte Inv. 1st Highland 52 75 Merrillville 78 49 Chesterton 74 53 Rensselaer 78 46 Morton 93 34 Portage 83 44 Lake Central 82 45 DAC MEET 1st Crown Point 71 56 Hammond Noll 48 79 Sectional 1st State 12th BOYS ' SWIMMING TEAM — First Row: Managers Cindy Schuck, Anne Jessop, Roberta Ullery, Aurora McCarron, Allyl McCarron. Coaches Joel Bretscher, Bob Campbell. Sec- ond Row: Mark Hillenbrand, Adam Muench, Greg Geiselman, Dean Young, Matthew Bretsher, Paul Sanford. Jim Troup, Ray Blaney, Head Coach Skip Bird. Third Row: Rick Hall, Scott Timmons, Matt Ko- lar, Arnaldo Cogarno, Tim Borth, R B. Husiar, John Latino, Matt Spagna, Rino Macapagal, Drew Schenck, Harold Harper Back Row: David Czekaj, Greg Hood, David Vocke, Gregg Kendrick. Steve Ad- ney, Jason Timmons. PERFORMING AN ARC in mid-air, senior Matt Spagna helps earn points during a conference dual meet. STRIVING FOR MORE SPEED, junior David Vocke increases his lead in the 500-meter race, as he comes up for air during this home meet. 96 Boys ' Swimming DEEP Coach Bird reaches 150th win plateau and the swim team wins conference and sectional titles by grasping excellence Boys ' Having a tradition of excel- lence to keep up can be a challenge in any area, but for the 1982-1983 Boy ' s Swimming Team, this chal- lenge was looked straight in the eyes and met. “A need for younger swim- mers to mature and develop attitudes in positive ways” was 15th year coach Skip Bird’s major concern. But " By the end of the season, everything fell right into place” for Bird, who finished his 15th season with an un- precedented 155-78-1 re- cord while at the helm at Valparaiso. Accomplishments were many as the Vikes swam away with the LaPorte Invi- tational, the Munster Re- lays, Conference and Sec- tional titles, and a 12th place finish at the State Meet, which had been relocated at Indiana University’s Natato- rium from Ball State’s pool in Muncie. While posting a perfect 6-0 mark in the Duneland Con- ference, the Vikes set team records in the Conference meet by scoring the most points ever. They won by the largest margin ever record- ed in DAC history as the depth-filled team passed the rest of the field and second- place Chesterton by 141 points. Personal bests and new school recores were posted by senior Matthew Bretscher who battered re- cords in the 100, 200, and 500-meter freestyle races, and junior Scott Timmons who broke the 100-meter backstroke record. A reason for the success of this year’s team, Coach Bird placed emphasis on plenty of depth, but, with a new scoring system, only the first two swimmers would score. According to Bird, " This could have hurt us but it didn’t”. This depth harnessed some swimmers into swim- ming on the Junior Varsity squad, which boasted an 8-1 finish and a Valparaiso Invi- tational victory in which Valpo white-washed its op- ponents by winning every single event. Included in this year ' s squad were four sets of brothers, who sometimes had inner-family challenges, including Brett and Drew Shenck, Jason and Scott Timmons, and David and Ken Czekaj. Another broth- er-team relation occurred between Matthew and Coach Joel Bretscher, who is a former Valpo swimming star. Leadership proves to be very important as Coach Bird’s colleagues, Joel Bretscher and Diving Coach Bob Campbell added their knowhow to the coaching staff. The staff helped the Vi- kings finish with a strong 12- 3 record and their fourth straight Sectional Title. — Doug Gray PERFECTLY EXECUTING the back- stroke. junior Scott Timmons races for the finish line during a meet ver- sus LaPorte. READY TO PLUNGE into the pool, sophomore David Kolar begins his leg during the freestyle relay. 97 Swimming Taking advantage of well-rounded talent, the Sophomore and J. V. boys’ basketball teams launched a balanced attack With many basketball teams, the ability of one or two players will carry the team through a successful season. Those few players’ stats will far exceed the rest of the players. However, this was not the case of both the Valparaiso boys ' Junior Var- sity and Sophomore Basket- ball Teams. In fact, team bal- ance was a major factor in their success this season. After overcoming a slow 1- 3 start, the J.V. squad, coached by Mr. Bob Punter, proceeded to win a record- setting sixteen games in a row to finish with an out- standing 17-3 mark. Coach Punter attributed their shaky start to the numerous turnovers in the first few games and a rough De- cember schedule. After los- ing to Chesterton, he em- phasized to his team that ‘‘the losses before Christ- mas were not as important as building the skill level for post-Christmas play.” Obvi- ously, Coach Punter’s words sunk in because the team defeated Merrillville the next weekend and did not lose the rest of the season. According to Punter, team quickness and excellent field and free throw shooting were strengths of the team. However, team balance was probably the biggest asset contributing to its success. Erik Chilian led the J.V. Vikes with 183 points, 95 re- bounds and 45 assists. How- ever, Rob Pikula, Greg Ban- nec and Dan Jones also scored over 100 points each, and Pikula and Jones both added over 30 assists. Mr. Lew Rhinehart, the Sophomore coach, also felt team balance was a key fac- tor in its 10-4 season. Three players, Harvey Peddle, Ron Villeneuve and Matt Work- man, all scored over 100 points each, with Peddle leading the team with 112. Another important aspect of their victorious season was their unselfish play. Matt Workman set an indi- vidual assist record with 66 for the year. More impor- tantly, the squad established a new team assist record with 154 assists. Although Workman had a majority of the assists, six of the eight team members had at least 10 assists each. Even though the season was a great success, Coach Rhinehart often felt some frustration with his players. He commented, “We never were beaten, we lost four games.” He thought the team could have been 14-0, but he never knew how his team would play on any giv- en night. However, Coach Rhine- hart remarked that he could not be unhappy with a 10-4 record and the vast im- provement shown by all his players. Overall, he tabbed the season as " a learning ex- perience.” — Jill Kauffman BOYS’ JV BASKETBALL Season Record: 17-3 VHS OPP Roosevelt 40 41 Penn 39 40 Hammond 36 33 Chesterton 37 48 Merrillville 45 35 Plymouth 58 43 Hobart 59 32 M.C. Rogers 47 46 Chesterton 43 39 LaPorte 54 43 VHS OPP Kan. Valley 59 48 M.C. Rogers 51 49 Highland 51 32 Laf. Jeff 52 43 Portage 51 31 Hobart 38 30 Munster 49 35 Crown Pt. 49 40 Logansport 65 51 N. Judson 47 43 BOYS’ JV BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Erik Chilian. Greg Ban- nec. Mike Cox. Dan Jones, Rob Pi- 98 JV Sophomore Basketball kula Back Row: Coach Bob Punter. Pat Pastor, Eric Meyers, Kurt Eck- ert, Scott McCarthy. PREPARING TO CATCH A PASS from teammate Rob Pikula. JV play- er Erik Chilian posts up to score two points against Merrillville. FIGHTING OFF the opposition, JV player Mike Cox lays up an easy two points against Merrillville. SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Matt Workman, John Drake, Harvey Peddle, Ken Collins. Back Row: Coach Lew Rhinehart, James Fritz, Keith Chrise, Ron Vil- leneuve, Brian Corneil. BOYS’ SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL Season Record:10-4 Lowell Munster Portage M.C. Rogers Portage Merrillville Boone Grove VHS OPP 50 21 34 40 44 18 54 46 40 36 34 42 48 14 M.C. Rogers Lowell Hobart Merrillville Munster Munster M.C. Rogers VHS OPP 36 28 39 25 59 41 48 54 56 39 38 28 49 50 uck VARSITY • BEING CLOSELY GUARDED by his opponent, sophomore basketball player Ron Villeneuve looks up- court, hoping to break the Munster press. Valpo won the game to ad- vance to the finals of their tourna- ment. STARTING OFF THE SECOND HALF against rival Chesterton. JV center Eric Meyers attempts to control the ball while teammates Erik Chilian and Harvey Peddle try to anticipate the tip. 99 JV Sophomore Basketball Despite a very tough early schedule , the Boys ' Varsity Basketball team made the state “ Sweet Sixteen ” in a fantastic finish At midseason, the Varsity Basketball team was strug- gling with a 3-9 record and some fans were wondering if there really would be a sixth consecutive sectional cham- pionship for Valparaiso. However, by the time the nets were cut down at the regionals, where VHS earned their third semi-state berth in four years, the “Qui- et Company”, a nickname given the team by the Vi- dette-Messenger, had prov- en that a team didn ' t need a superstar to make the “Sweet Sixteen”. Someone looking at the entire season might think that the great finish staged by the team was due to some great strategy change made in the second half of the season. However, Varsi- ty Coach Skip Collins felt that the good finish was just part of his team ' s natural progression. “Since Rick (Lohmeyer) was our only returning let- terman, I think it took us 12 games to get the experience that some other teams might have had at the begin- ning of the season,” said Collins. “After the first half of the season our guys were able to concentrate more on the game and worry less about nervousness,” he ad- ded. A pair of one point victo- ries over Highland and La- fayette Jeff began the climb for the semi-state bound Vi- kings. Collins emphasized, " Up to that point we had lost quite a few close games, but winning two one-point games in the same weekend gave the players a lot of con- fidence.” Chesterton, which had beaten Valpo twice during the regular season, was the first team VHS had to play in the sectional, and Collins was happy with the Viking draw. “I knew we’d have to play them eventually if we wanted to win the tourna- ment, and I felt it would be easier if we had four days to prepare for them,” Collins explained. As it turned out, VHS defeated Chesterton 48-36 in a game described by Collins as “maybe our best effort of the season”. Ball control, which was in- strumental in the Chester- ton game win, also proved to be the factor that allowed Valpo to beat Michigan City Rogers in the regional final. “We were able to get them to play our game, and we kept the ball away from their great shooters,” said Col- lins. While team strengths made the squad better, out- standing individuals were not lacking on the Viking ros- ter. MVP Kevin Kozlowski averaged 14.2 points per game and scored a game high 26 in the first game of the semi-state vs. Marion, a game which VHS eventually lost 49-47. Scott Anselm won the Viking rebounding crown with an average of 4.8 per game, and Todd Smith let the team in assists with an average of 3.8 per game. — Mark Colin VARSITY BASKETBALL — Front Row: Ron Reichert. Eric Meyers. Kevin Walsh, Glenn Buckley. Andy Albers, Kurt Eckert, Tony Petro. Back Row: Todd Smith, Rick Loh- meyer, Scott Anselm, Scott Schroer, Kevin Kozlowski, Jeff Brown, Coach Skip Colins. 100 Boys ' Varsity Basketball BACK-UP CENTER Kevin Walsh lets this shot fly as Merrillville Center Jay Layman (44) watches helpless- 101 Boys ' Varsity Basketball IN THE MIDST of this Duneland Conference battle, Michigan City Rogers’ Raiders attempt to block out a possible rebound as Kevin Kozlowski executes good free throw form. LEADING SCORER Kevin Kozlowski lofts a shot over the outstretched arm of Merrillville Pirate Lenny Schmidt (20). OFF GUARD senior Rick Lohmeyer gri- maces as he has Chesterton Trojan Jerry Meyers (21) off balance during the opening round game of the Sec- tional. Valpo vexed the Trojans, 48-36. BARKING OUT INSTRUCTIONS during a time out, Coach Skip Collins uses his experience to notch this victory that helped pave the way to Valpo ' s third appearance in the Fort Wayne Semi- State in four years. VARSITY BASKETBALL RECORD: 15-11 VHS OPP VHS OPP Gary Roosevelt 40 64 Portage 62 57 Penn 55 50 Hobart 49 35 Hammond 48 46 Munster 52 50 Chesterton 42 46 Crown Point 54 64 Merrillville 38 50 Logansport 56 48 Plymouth 47 51 North Judson 41 34 M.C. Rogers 47 50 SECTIONALS M.C. Elston 57 51 Chesterton 48 36 Chesterton 33 34 Portage 52 44 LaPorte 39 46 Wheeler 52 43 Kankakee Valley 44 51 REGIONALS M.C. Rogers 43 72 Oregon-Davis 76 58 Highland 47 46 M.C. 34 32 Lafayette Jeff. 60 59 SEMI-STATE Marlon 47 49 FIGHTING TO CONTROL THE TIP, Jill Kauffman and Karla Schueler struggle to gain position during the game against Crown Point. GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL Season Record: 17-4 VHS OPP M.C. Elston 61 42 Hamm. Noll 74 41 Lafayette Jeff. 39 41 M.C. Rogers 56 35 Hamm. Morton 38 30 LaPorte 43 34 Crown Point 47 52 L.S. Edison 36 34 Warsaw Tourney F.W. North 40 31 Warsaw 45 41 Andrean 44 31 Highland 52 51 Calumet 34 43 Chesterton 41 35 Portage 62 32 Merrillville 53 45 Hobart 65 20 Hamm. Gavlt 54 53 SECTIONAL Portage 37 27 Wash. Twp. 71 47 Chesterton 46 47 GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Diane Ciciora, Cindy Wood, Elaine Miller, Bonnie Schroeder, Tina Kozlowski, Julie Pekarek, Mgr. Diane Philip. Back Row: Coach Dale Ciciora, Karla Schueler, Nancy Dorris, Kris Amundsen, Peggy Ohm, Jill Kauff- man, Anne Kuuskvere, Peg Marine, mgr. KEEPING HER EYE ON THE BAS- KET, junior Diane Ciciora executes perfect form on a jump shot during a home game against Crown Point. 102 Girls ' Basketball After winning the Duneland Conference outright, and tying the finest season record ever, the girls never gave up When a team finishes the season on a bittersweet note, as did the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team, the players usually have a tendency to want to forget about basket- ball for a while. They want to forget about practice, forget about games, forget about the pressure. The farthest thing from their minds is next season, which is still 10 months away. A week after the season ended in a heartbreaking loss to Chesterton, 47-46, in the sectional final, there were about 14 girls gathered in the gym to practice their shooting and free throws. The ' 82-’83 season was over, these girls were prac- ticing for next year, which seemed to be ages away. Coming into the season Coach Ciciora thought that a .500 season could be con- sidered successful. The team had scored 1450 points the year before and graduation had claimed GIRLS’ J.V. BASKETBALL Season Record: 13-5 VHS OPP M.C. Elston 36 34 Hamm. Noll 48 19 Lafayette Jeff. 23 28 M.C. Rogers 35 38 Hamm. Morton 32 23 LaPorte 23 41 Crown Point 28 35 L.S. Edison 37 4 Andrean 35 21 Highland 42 13 Calumet 15 13 Chesterton 37 28 Portage 44 26 Merrillville 31 36 Portage Tourney Portage 26 22 LaPorte 35 27 Hobart 31 19 Hamm. Gavit 31 12 SENIOR POINT GUARD Elaine Miller drives in for an easy layup off a fast break against Hammond Noll. 1200 of those points. Only junior Dianne Ciciora re- turned as a starter from the 1982 squad that waltzed into the state finals. Although it was hard to forget the success of last year’s team, Coach Ciciora felt that the girls didn’t rest on last year’s laurels, but worked even harder be- cause they felt that they had something to prove to them- selves. ‘‘I think that overall, this was by far the smartest team that I have ever coached,” said Coach Ci- ciora. “They might not have been as fast or as talented as some of the teams we played, but by using our brains we were able to pull out some of the closer games,” he added. Although the team didn’t fare as well as they had wished in the state tourna- ment, the season definitely had its high points. For the first time ever the team won the Duneland Conference ti- tle outright with a record of 6-0. They also won the War- saw Holiday tourney for the first time. When asked to explain what he thought separated basketball from other sports, Ciciora explained that, ‘in basketball it is diffi- cult to specialize because there are so many skills that you have to be good at, and you have to blend your per- sonality with four other girls’ to come up with a winning combination. We said all through the season that if we win there is glory enough for everyone, if we lose no- body pays attention.” The J.V. team finished with a 13-5 record, which Coach Dave Kenning de- scribed as, “excellent.” He added that the team accom- plished as much this year as we ever have before with a J.V. team, because the girls’ self-motivation. — Bill Ziegert GIRLS’ J.V. BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Lisa Reggie, Jenny Schultz, Karla Doelling, Laura Tes- ta, ESrigette Brown, Lynette Kenne- dy. Back Row: Shannon Steele, Nora Murphy, Kim DeMick. Katy Garrett, Kristen Reschke, Kristen Cook, Coach Dave Kenning. 103 Girls ' Basketball Although hindered by inexperience , the Viking wrestlers put forth an all-out effort and struggled to succeed When a team is victorious, its fans admire all the athle- tic ability of each team member. No one realizes the amount of effort put into winning each game. Former UCLA Coach John Wooden once said, “The will to win is common, but the will to pre- pare to win is rare. " Obvi- ously, every team wants to win, but does each member possess the unusual desire to want to work for those victories? If Coach John Cook was asked that question of this year’s wrestling team, he would undoubtedly answer with a resounding yes. Wres- tling is an extremely de- manding sport, so a major problem facing all wrestlers is motivation. Cook felt this was not a setback for his team. He explained that each member of the squad " set goals for himself and evaluated if the sacrifices were worth the effort.” By committing them- selves totally to the team, they were able to maintain a hardworking attitude throughout the season. Cook commented that the examples set by Sectional champ Mark Remijan and Semi-State qualifier Carl Maertz were essential to show the team that hard work really paid off. With only four returning letterwinners, Cook was guarded about the outcome of the 1982-83 season. He knew he had a strong JV team coming up to the varsi- ty level, but he also realized that the competition in the area was intense, especially in the conference. He was particularly apprehensive about how his wrestlers, in- experienced on the varsity level, would stack up against the veterans of other teams. Finishing with a 7-7 dual record and 1-5 conference mark, Cook proved that some of his fears were justi- fied. However, the season did have its highlights. Win- ning the Highland Triple Duel and defeating conference foe M.C. Rogers were two of those accomplishments. Valparaiso also placed well at tourneys this year. It tal- lied a second place finish in the Calumet Invitational and finished fourth of 16 at Con- nersville. Individually, the Vikes were strongest in the middle weights. Mark Johnson, in the 145 pound class, joined Mark Remijan (105) as Val- po’s Sectional champions. Captain George Zaharias and junior Mike Azar also qualified for Regionals in the middle weights, and Carl Maertz participated at the Semi-State in the 138-pound division. Cook is hopeful for next year’s team due to the suc- cess experienced by the ju- nior varsity squad. Mike Tip- ton’s team, led by Doug Her- nandez and Dave Beiser with only one loss apiece, accom- plished a 15-1 mark. — Jill Kauffman VARSITY WRESTLING TEAM — Front Row: Mike Spagna, Mark Re- migan, Matt Balia, Todd Leffew, George Zaharias, Mike Azar, Carl Maertz. Second Row: Shawn Fayard, Pat Dunleavy, John Bratsa- kis, Jeff Marcinkowski, Greg Gil- more. Mark Johnson. Back Row: Coach John Cook, Doug Glynn, Keith Cyzyk, Dave Beiser, Managers Roselyn Winters, Allyson Lewis. EXECUTING A POWER PRY MANU- EVER, sophomore semi-state quali- fier Carl Maertz attempts to get the upper hand against his Hobart foe. VARSITY WRESTLING Season Record: 7-7 VHS OPP Andrean 56 14 North Newton 43 24 Crown Point 23 37 Hobart 23 42 Gary West 54 11 Hammond Noll 41 30 Highland 42 26 Chesterton 29 31 Roosevelt 53 13 Portage 12 42 LaPorte 24 26 Lowell 33 37 M.C. Rogers 42 17 Merrillville 10 52 Calumet Inv. 2nd Conners. Inv. 4th DAC 7th Sectional 5th PREPARING TO SEND his opponent to the mat. senior Captain George Zaharias displays total control over a tough Hobart grappler. SECTIONAL CHAMPION Mark Remi- jan struggles to gain advantage in his 105-pound bout against a Ho- bart opponent. JV WRESTLING Season Record: 15-1 VHS OPP VHS OPP Andrean 51 24 Crown Point 32 36 LaPorte 35 28 Merrillville 42 27 Andrean 45 18 Lowell 66 12 LaPorte 36 35 Highland 52 18 Hobart 35 27 LaPorte 57 14 Chesterton 44 24 Lowell 49 18 Roosevelt 78 0 M.C. Rogers 37 36 Portage 54 14 Merrillville 33 26 JV WRESTLING TEAM — Front Row: Mark Tonner, Brian Bon- trager, Doug Hernandez, John Wright, Chris Vaka. Ken Harter, Steve Daly, Ben Potis. Second Row: Marc Laterzo, Greg Bland, Jeff Hreha, Mickey Vernich, Alan Hus- mann, Dave Mauer, Tracy Huber. Back Row: Coach Mike Tipton, George Douglas, Pete Brown. Mike Gooding. Russ Barone. Steve Roose. 105 Wrestling Managers: A close-up look at the other side of success Things do not just automatically fall into place. While viewing a live newscast we see the polished commen- tators on the television screen. However, what we rarely see are all the behind-the-scenes personnel put- ting up the cue cards or making sure the camera angle is just right. Although few of us realized it, the behind-the-scenes activities of athletic teams was crucial, but seldom noticed. While watching the boys ' basketball team or the girls’ cross country team, many fans did not con- template how the uniforms got clean and neatly fold- ed, or how the stats were accurately recorded at each event. The people who were often responsible for GIRLS ' BASKETBALL MANAGERS Peg Marine, Kathy Mine, and Diane Philip fold the team uniforms after washing them. Doing the teams ' laundry was only one of the many tasks the girls were as- signed. 106 Managers these tasks were sports managers. According to Girls’ Cross Country, Basketball and Track Manager, Diane Philip, it was not uncommon for managers to put in longer hours than the athletes themselves. “Before the team came to practices, we were there setting up and after they left we were clean- ing up or doing laundry,” she explained. Girls’ Cross Country runner Kathy Vocke stated that managers were valuable to the teams, by having sweats at the finish line and encouraged the runners through the races. " I think I appreciated the manag- ers,” said Kathy, “but I don ' t think I appreciated them enough.” A long-running controversy concerning managers has been whether or not they should be awarded varsi- ty letters. Kathy stated that she did not generally mind managers getting letters, but she did mind managers who did nothing and received one. Boys’ Basketball Manager Pat Evans agreed. “Managers should get let- ters if they deserve them, just like any athlete,” he explained. According to Diane, who has been a manager in many different sports since seventh grade, seeing the players progress from year to year is the most reward- ing aspect of managing a sport. For many teams, the other side of success was the managers, for without them the vital, yet sometimes tedious tasks would not get done. As Kathy said, “The managers do all the little things. But, if they weren ' t done, our teams wouid be in trouble.” — Kimberly Page ONE RESPONSIBILITY KNOWN to all managers is to always be there when a player needs assistance. Boys ' Basketball Manager Tim Hayden awaits the rebound as player Mike Cox looks on. TO AID COACH COLLINS in taping injuries. Boys Basketball Manager Pat Evans gets the correct taping material from the first aid box, prior to the Chesterton-Valpo contest. THREE OF THE boys ' swim team ' s nine managers statisticians. Kim Barker. Aurora McCarron, and Anne Jessop supervise the timing at a home meet. 107 Managers WITH SENIOR RICH LOHMEYER waiting on third base, Mike Davis follows through on a base hit. BOYS’ VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM — Front Row: Jeff Rybak, Mark Re- mijan, Tony Micciche, Mike Davis, Jed Mitchener, Clint Wracker Sec- ond Row: Brad Thomas, Andy Page, Eric Meyers, Jeff Withrow, Jeff Ath- erton. Back Row: Assistant Coach Charles Geiss, Dan Anomanni, Rick Lohmeyer, Pat McCarthy, Kurt Eck- ert, Head Coach Pat Murphy. Not pictured: Jerry Flynn. VARSITY BASEBALL Season Record: 13-3 Merrillville VHS 3 OPP 4 LaPorte 2 7 M.C. Marquette 5 8 10 0 Hobart 0 5 Chesterton 2 5 Lake Mich Catholic 6 5 Buchanan Mich. 2 5 M.C. Rogers 2 6 Portage 2 5 Merrillville 0 12 Gary Roosevelt 5 4 LaPorte 0 11 Hobart 5 20 South Central 5 0 M.C. Rogers 4 0 Chesterton 0 12 River Forest 7 2 Portage 4 2 Highland 2 7 Crown Point 6 5 Kankakee Valley 2 1 L. Station Edison 7 2 Gary Mann 2 1 L. Station Edison 7 2 Gary Mann 4 5 S. Central 2 7 SECTIONALS N. Judson 7 0 Wheeler 4 1 Crown Point 2 1 Plymouth 0 6 DETERMINATION SET UPON HIS FACE, Jeff Rybak hurls a pitch, hop- ing for another strikeout. J.V. BASEBALL Season Record: 9-12 VHS OPP VHS OPP Merrillville 1 5 Merrillville 1 14 LaPorte 5 4 LaPorte 0 9 Hobart 6 3 Hobart 12 4 M.C. Rogers 5 1 Munster 10 12 Chesterton 1 2 M.C. Rogers 1 11 Lake Station 11 11 3 2 Chesterton 1 2 Lowell 4 12 Crown Point 4 4 9 3 River Forest 21 1 Boone Grove 10 3 Portage 2 4 Portage 1 2 Bishop Noll 2 3 108 Boys ' Baseball Battling inclement weather, injuries and a slow start, the boy ' s baseball team experienced an encouraging year When Varsity Baseball Head Coach Pat Murphy and his assistant coach Charles Geiss stepped out on the field for the first time this season, they had memories of last year’s sectional-win- ning team. They looked to- ward this year and hoped that they could repeat the performance. After all, they did have six returning sen- iors from that 18-14 squad. Things looked rather bright for the two coaches. However, Murphy and Geiss did not anticipate some problems that would affect their season. With more than just teams against them, the Vikings struggled through their 1983 baseball season. The first obstacle, which was impossible to overcome, was the foul weather that plagued the team all season. The first three games of the year, along with a host of others, JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS’ BASE- BALL TEAM — Front Row: Marc Lippens. Paul Geiss, Mike Rear- don, Matt Soliday, Nathan Ret- tinger Second Row: Ron Villen- euve, Keith Chrise, Pat Pastor, Jim Miller, Scott McCarthy, Den- nis Kissenger, Back Row: Coach Zane Cole, Jason Wright, James Fritz, Jerry Flynn, Ken Collins, Joe Lake. The team finished with a 9- 12 record. were postponed due to rain. These games had to be made up, often causing the team to play five or six games a week. Coach Mur- phy noted that fatigue af- fected the players’ ability to perform well at every game. He added that he was not trying to make excuses about the season, but it was, by far, the worst April, weatherwise, in his 12 year Valparaiso coaching career. Some key injuries also prevented the team from playing to their full potential. Halfway through the season, first baseman Eric Meyers was injured after being hit with a baseball. Soon after, second baseman Mark Re- mijan was spiked and had to miss some games. During this time, pitcher Mike Davis was having shoulder trouble. Rare was the game when the team played at full strength, Murphy noted. WHILE THE M.C. MARQUETTE CATCHER awaits the throw, Pat McCarthy scores a run for the Vi- kings. Despite McCarthy ' s effort, Valpo split the doubleheader. Many teams, when faced with so many obstacles, would hang their heads and quit. But this was not so with the Vikings. Coach Murphy told his team that “with pa- tience and perseverance all their hard work would pay off.” Against South Central and Michigan City Rogers their perseverance was reward- ed; they recorded two con- secutive shut-outs. Murphy commented that everything came together for those two games. The key hits were there, and the pitchers were finally showing some much needed confidence. The junior varsity squad, under the leadership of Coach Zane Cole, fared bet- ter than the varsity. They finished their season with a record. — Jill Kauffman 109 Boys ' Baseball Despite its inexperience and tough competition as the season progressed the boys’ track team got better and better Usually when a team ' s ac- complishments are looked back on, its success is mea- sured throught the team’s wins pitted against its losses. But this wasn ' t the case as Head Coach Sam Rasmus- sen ' s Viking Track Team posted an overall mark of - , and 3-3 in the Duneland Conference. In his ninth year at the helm of the track team, Coach Rasmussen praised his very “young” team which consisted of only three seniors as “a team that has not grasped how great that they can be.” As the season progressed, the team got better and better, a compliment which could not be placed on too many other teams, he noted. Among the many accom- plishments were a Valpo Re- lays victory, a second-place finish at the Andrean Relays, and a third-place finish at the Duneland Conference meet held at VHS. Rasmussen credited his team saying, " They knew what they had to do, and they went out and did it.” The runners set personal goals to reach, which made every runner push a little more during practices. Ac- cording to Rasmussen, an- other year of maturity and re-setting of goals will bring Valpo into the eyes of other track teams as a squad that “must be reckoned with in the future.” Team Captain John Daras “gave good leadership” ac- cording to Rasmussen. Daras never went a meet without scoring a point, which lifted him to the indi- vidual scoring leader pla- teau. “No one got an easy race from John Daras be- cause he is a fierce competi- tor and always gave super effort,” noted Rasmussen. Summing up the season, Rasmussen stated, " We’ve been beaten, but we’ve nev- er lost.” The other teams just beat Valpo ' s best times and efforts, he added. A pleasant surprise to the team was the addition of the sophomores. " Very rarely do sophomores score like they did this year, " he said. Outstanding events took place as junior Scott Schroer copped a Confer- ence 3200-meter title, and fellow classmate Bob Hughes set a VHS record with a time of 50.1 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Rasmussen sees a pot of gold at the end of the rain- bow as he has great depth returning next year, noting that 64 of the 78 points scored at the Conference meet by Valpo were scored by underclassmen. Maturity and experience from this year ' s team, which never let any team intimidate them, according to Rasmussen, should be a definite power in the future. — Doug Gray BOYS’ TRACK TEAM: — Front Row: Dave Soliday. Rino Macapagal, Mark Johnson. Jeff Hreha, John Kickbush, Pett Brown, Tim Murvi- hill, Michael Skinner, Jon Parker, Tracy Huber. Greg Fisher, Gabe Vaca, Phil Hauff, Will Joseph. Sec- ond Row: Brian Corneil, John Drake, Joel Smith, Pappy Hauff, Bri- an Casey, Mike Wehner, Greg Martz, John Stokes, Kevin Sien- kowski, Rob Frank. Greh Engel, Jeff Bihlman, Leo Frey, Mike Leach, Ray Williams BACK ROW: Ass ' t. Coach Mark Hoffman, John Sieger, John Reggie, Erik Chilian, Scott Sien- kowski, Greg Geiselman, Randy Feola, Craig McFarland, Bill Erlen- bach, Bob Hughes, John Daras, Eric Bannec. Matt Herko, Greg Bannec, Ass ' t. Coach Bob Punter, Head Coach Sam Rasmussen. 110 Boys ' Track PULLING AHEAD AT THE TAPE, Bob Hughes sets a VHS record in the 440-meter dash with a time of 50 1 seconds. LUNGING FOR THE TAPE, captain John Daras passes his Griffith opponent in the 100 meterdash. LOOKING BACK to the ground, after his vault is senior Joel Smith. Smith cleared 13 ' 6” in this vault on his way to a 14-foot plus season. (V- M Photo) BOYS ' TRACK TEAM Season Record: 4-3 DAC Record: 3-3 VHS OPP Hobart 93 43 M.C. Rogers 83 44 Portage 56 71 Merrillville 58 69 Chesterton 52 65 Andrean Relays 2nd Griffith 65 53 LaPorte 109 18 Valpo Relays 1st DAC Meet 3rd 111 Boys ' Track 112 Girls ' Track GIRLS ' TRACK TEAM — Front Row: Kathy Vocke. Judy Crowe. Dawn Davis. Jamie Allison. Kris Amund- sen. Ellen Geiss, Denise Cooke. Jane Kobak. Juli Hamacher, Stefani Schmitz-Moorman, Kris Looft Sec- ond Row: Coach JoAnn Pyritz. Mgr. Peg Marine, Mary Bartelmo, Lisa Triscik, Diana Dusek, Maureen Stanton, Michelle Peuquet. Jami Casbon, Brenda O ' Brien, Karen Hanson, Joan Crowe, Mgr. Diane Philip. Coach Pat McKay. Back Row: Coach Wilma Detwiler, Debbie Kobak. Karla Doelling, Katy Garrett, Jane Lyons, Doreen Clifford, Amber Nuest, Leslee Cochran, Susan Byars, Lisa Stanczak, Coach Willa Nuppnau. FINISHING HER APPROACH, soph- omore Katy Garrett tries to propel herself up and over the bar in a con- ference meet against Portage. SEEKING A SMOOTH TRANSITION, Diana Dusek prepares to hand the baton off to Kris Amundsen, who ran the final leg of the 800 relay. GIRLS’ TRACK Season Record: Munster M.C. Rogers W Portage W Chesterton w Crown Point w Highland w Hobart w LaPorte w Merrillville w Conf. meet L Sectional 2nd Regional State 3rd Combining individual standouts and a strong turnout of letterwomen, the girls’ track team went the distance As the physical fitness boom continues to sweep across America, it seems that the less known high school sports are the ones that become popular later in life. As Girls Track Coach Willa Nuppnau put it, “When people get older they never play basketball, football, or volleyball anymore because they all require teams. The sports that become popular are golf, tennis, and now more than ever, track.” Apparently, girls at VHS realized this, because there were 13 returning lettermen on the 26 member ' 83 squad. Coming into the season, the team had high expecta- tions to do as well or even better than the previous year when it placed second in the conference meet. Although the team did not have the depth that it would have liked in some events, Coach Nuppnau pointed out that the team had a few out- standing individuals that dominated their event throughout the year. Stand- outs included Judy Crowe in the 1600, Dawn Davis in the 400, Denise Cooke in the hurdles, and Kris Amundsen in the long jump. “What really impressed me most about this year ' s team,” elaborated Coach Nuppnau, “was the maturity the girls showed throughout the season. They realized that they could only reach their goals if they worked harder, and they disciplined themselves to put in the time needed to achieve them.” Blessed with a mild winter, which enabled them to start training earlier, the girls dashed to an 8-0 record be- fore finally succumbing to Merrillville in a key confer- ence meet. “It is unusual,” said Coach Nuppnau, “but it seems that every year either LaPorte of Merrillville is real- ly strong. Last Year we beat Merrillville but lost to La- Porte, but Merrillville is just outstanding.” Describing track, Assistant Coach Pat McKay said, " People sometimes think that all you have to do is run, but a lot of success can be had if a runner will plan her race, and realize her own ca- pabilities and limits, and sometimes win a race just planning it before.” McKay, who coached the distance events, was also the girls’ Cross Country head coach. — Bill Ziegert OUTCLASSING THE COMPETITION, senior Judy Crowe runs away from the pack during her specialty event the 1600 meter run. Crowe won the event in every meet in the outdoor season. CROUCHED AND READY TO GO, senior Dawn Davis, a standout in the 400 prepares to run the first leg in the 1600 meter relay. 113 Girls ' Track 114 Boys ' Golf INTENSELY CONCENTRATING on sinking his putt is freshman Paul Ka- manaroff. Senior Marlon Mundt, watching Kamanaroff, shot a 35 in this meet against Hobart, and placed second as an individual in the contest. ON THE FIRST TEE at Forest Park, senior Kevin Kozlowski attempts to drive the ball as far as possible. In this meet Kozlowski shot a two un- der par 34 to help VHS avenge an early season loss by beating Ho- bart. BOYS’ GOLF Season Record: 13-3 DAC Record: 9-3 Merrillville VHS W M.C. Rogers W Hobart L M.C. Elston L Portage L LaPorte W Chesterton W M.C. Rogers w Merrillville w Chesterton w Boone Grove Andrean w w LaPorte Inv. 10th Hobart W Boone Grove W Portage W LaPorte W Sectional 3rd Regional 5th While it tied for second in the DAC, the boys ' golf team members never reached their full potential because it was inconsistent a little For many athletic teams, losing only two conference meets would characterize an excellent season. Howev- er, according to Boys’ Golf Coach Bob Cain, the 1983 team never reached its full potential, even though it eventually finished second in the Duneland Conference. One reason Cain cited for his team ' s high potential was a large percentage of freshmen and sophomores on the team. “Half of our team was made up of under- classmen and I think every one had the potential to play at the varsity level,” said Cain. While the entire team had high potential, the major reason given by Cain for his team ' s mediocre season was a problem with inconsis- tency. “In golf every person has good days and bad days. Unfortunately many of our very good players had off days in some of our close meets,” he explained. The LaPorte Invitational was described by Cain as one high spot of the season. Out of 33 teams involved in the annual event, VHS placed tenth and defeated eventual DAC champion Por- tage. In the meet Kevin Koz- lowski shot a six over 78 and Mike Grieger shot a 79. Another bright point for the season were the eventu- al victories VHS earned over conference teams that had defeated Valpo earlier in the season. Cain explained “Since we were able to beat Hobart and Portage later in the season it made our con- ference losses a little easier to accept.” After a somewhat disap- pointing regular season, Cain said he placed most of his expectations on post- season matches. The team placed third in Sectionals and was fifth in Regionals. Senior Kevin Kozlowski went on to State after plac- ing second individually at Regionals. He finished third at Semi-State and ninth in the State meet. Kozlowski, voted MVP of ' 83 team was selected for All-State 2nd Team, and placed first in the Duneland Conference with a 37 average. Although he is losing sen- iors Kozlowski, Grieger, By- ron Douglas, and Marlon Mundt, Cain said he has high expectations for his ' 84 team. " We have nine players returning and I think we will still be pretty good.” — Mark Colin BOYS’ GOLF TEAM — Front Row: Mike Grieger. Wally Nemeth, Marlon Mundt, Paul Kamanaroff, Rich Krat- zenberg, John Liedtky. Back Row: Coach Bob Cain. Kevin Kozlowski, Tim Hayden. Rod Kraisenger, Matt Workman, Steve Letnich. John Gates, Byron Douglas, Bob Allen. 115 Boys’ Golf Blasting the way through a successful campaign, collecting two tournament titles, the girls on the team agreed training paid off When a season ends, an athlete usually packs up his or her gear and either starts a new sport or waits until next year. When the girls’ tennis team finished its ' 82 season with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses, after a heartbreaking loss in the sectional, the girls didn ' t hang up their rackets, but in- stead they kept right on playing tennis. " What really contributed to the success of our sea- son,” pointed out Coach Tim Shideler, " was the fact that each of our top five girls played tennis throughout the winter at Northwest Racquet Club in Michigan City. Over the winter, the state changed the structure of girls’ tennis, so that each match consisted of the best out of five individual match- GIRLS’ J.V. TENNIS TEAM Season Record: 9-1 Wheeler Varsity L Lake Central W Calumet W Hobart w Chesterton w Culver w Boone Grove w M.C. Rogers w Portage w Merrillville w es, rather than the best out of seven individual matches. " I think that ended up hurt- ing us because we has a lot of depth, and we could have have almost won most of our singles matches,” said Coach Shideler. After winning their first two matches, the girls lost to Crown Point in a match Shideler described as being “really close, but we were using a mixed up lineup that hurt us,” After changing the lineup they raced through nine consecutive victories, snatching two tournament wins along the way, before a rain shortened loss against Culver slowed them down. " Tennis is unusual, in the aspect that it is mostly a mental game,” Coach Shi- deler explained. " You can ' t go out and just bash the ball around, and expect to win J.V. TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Patty Worden, Laura Testa, Abby Huseman, Mary Palm, Amy Gold. Debbie McGuire Back Row: Melissa consistently. You have to plan your shots, and realize your own ability if you want to win,” he noted. Citing inner-team compe- tition as another key to suc- cess, Shideler pointed out, “each of the top five girls were close in ability, but once we set the lineup down, each girl realized her posi- tion on the team, and worked at that, as well as cheering the other girls on, which really boosts morale.” The J.V. team finished with a 9-1 record, losing only to the Wheeler Varsity team in its first match of the sea- son. “These girls were just a pleasure to coach,” stated Coach Judy Lebryk. " They were all close in ability, but they supported each other throughout the entire sea- son, " she noted. — Bill Ziegert Eddy, Natalie Cavanaugh, Sharon Palm, Coach Judy Lebryk, Maureen Murphy. Laura Geiss. The team had 9 wins and 1 loss. GRIMACING AT THE BALL, junior Rachel Gold punches a volley into the open court. Gold teamed with Cheri VanKeppel at the first doubles position. 116 Girls ' Tennis LEANING INTO A FOREHAND, sen- ior Lisa Shideler concentrates on her follow through in a match against LaPorte on the VHS courts. GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNIS TEAM — Front Row: Kristen Reschke, Ra- chel Gold. Laura Hoffman. Back Row: Becky Kroeger, Kathy Tabor, Cheri VanKeppel, Cari Brown, Lisa Shideler, Coach Tim Shideler. 117 Girls ' Tennis EYES FOCUSED ON THE BALL, sen- ior Kathy Tabor displays the form that earned her the first singles po- sition on the varsity for most of the season. Kathy was voted MVP by her teammates. GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNIS Season Record: 13-3 Lowell W Griffith W Crown Point L Peru Tourney 1st Hammond Gavit W Lake Central w Calumet w Logansport Trny. 1st Hobart w Merrillville w M.C. Marquette w Chesterton w Culver L Knox w M.C. Rogers w N. Judson w Portage w LaPorte L Rectionals L WINTER CHEERLEADERS — Front Stanczak Back Row: Varsity squad Row: J.V. squad members Rachel Dawn Such, Lori Cox, Marilea Wals- Miller, Kathy Scott, Jenny Murphy, worth, Lynette Dofka, Patty Wor- Donna Allen. Regina Rumford, Lisa den. VARSITY CHEERLEADER Lori Cox cheers in order to psych up the crowd before the Vikes lock horns with county-rival Chesterton. TWIRLING HER WOODEN RIFLE, Vi- kette Kristin Peterson performs during the Band-Vikette annual “Halftime Highlights " Program. FALL CHEERLEADERS — Front Row: JV squad Donna Allen, Lisa Stanczak, Regina Rumford, Melissa Daniels, Laura Testa, Kathy Scott. Second Row: Varsity squad mem- bers Bernadette Delumpa, Andrea Bryant, Marilea Walsworth, Lori Cox, Kim Zimmerman Back Row: Lynette Dofka 118 Spirit A season of highs and lows proved to be no match for the spirit shown by cheerleaders and Vikettes as vikings show spirit During a season of highs and lows experienced by the athletic teams, there were two groups of Viking backers lending their talents to add to encouraging the teams: the Vikettes and the cheer- leading squads sponsored by Mrs. Jan Sutton and Mrs. Mary K. Stephan, respec- tively. With supporting teams as their primary responsibility, the Varsity and Junior Varsi- ty cheerleading squads boosted player and student morale with their chants. Although the cheerleaders were chosen for the entire year, after the fall season two girls from each squad reliquished their positions. Replacing the empty spots for the Varsity were juniors Dawn Such and Patty Wor- den, while Rachel Miller and Jenny Murphy were added to the J.V. squad. Also, both of the cheer- leading squads attended summer camps to brush up on cheers and to learn new ones while “developing con- tinuity " , according to Mrs. Stephan. The Varsity mem- bers attended a camp affili- ated with the United Cheer- leading Association at Indi- ana University, while the JV squad spent a week at De- Pauw University. Another addition to the cheerleaders was the pres- ence of the Viking Mascot, junior Rob " Bubba” Garcia. Although this task was pri- marily to assist the cheer- leaders, he also helped to lead cheers chanted by the fans. While he was not selected on the same criteria as the female squad, Mr. Stu Glenn carried on his cheerleading tradition he started last year during the girls’ basketball season. His VALPO cheer again succeeded in bringing fans to their feet. Promoting spirit along with halftime performances and the pre-game forma- tions for the playing of the National Anthem headed the list of duties of the Vikettes, who attended the Fred G. Miller Drill Team Camp at DePauw University last sum- mer, where they were tabled “Most Improved”. Besides halftime shows at home football and basket- ball games, Vikette activities were participation in the Popcorn Festival parade and the VU homecoming parade. To finance uniforms and sup- plies, the Vikettes spon- sored a dunking booth at the Popcorn Festival and also held bake sales, and a sock hop during the year. Whether a team’s season was outstanding or merely mediocre, the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders and the Vi- kettes attempted to encour- age support of the major team sports. — Doug Gray SENIOR VIKETTE Maria Schroeder adds to the festivities during a half- time performance. VIKETTES — First Row: Maria Schroeder. Second Row: Robyn Greinke, Betty Phillips, Diane Red- man, Cindy Gray. Third Row: Chris Razus, Linda Peters. Cari Brown, Lynn Chrustowski, Shari Welch. Fourth Row: Lynn Shinabarger, Pat- ty Furman, Rae Grivetti, Wendy Youngmark, Cindy Harris, Maria Justak Fifth Row: Traci Hanna, Ka- ren Rosen, Amy Cavinder, Betsy Reno, Barb Jones. Sixth Row: Carla Looft, Deena Eckert, Paula Chodan, Kelly Conrad, Barb Walters, Lynette Perrow Seventh Row: Michelle Mar- cus, Kim Hayes. Tricia Meyers. No- cha Minchuk, Betsy Marner, Vicki Thayer, Jenny Henriques. Eighth Row: Cindy Chavez, Mary Kastor, Elizabeth Williams, Felicia Gra- bowski, Bridgette Brown, Wendy Casbon, Barb Womack, Robin Ris- ing, Peggy Stewart Back Row: Gina Giorgi, Jennifer Brazle. Kristin Pe- terson, Mary Beth Sexton, Sponsor Jan Sutton, Laurie Vaughan, Cath- leen Bolde, Cheryl Chester. 119 Spirit Joe Students make ' 83 special When graduates look back on their high school years, they remember the leaders: the class president, the bas- ketball star, the editor of the newspaper, but the people who really made up the Class of ’83 were the average Joe Students. Good old Joe was never well-known or popular. Some- times he sat in front of you in class and let you copy his assignment when you had been too busy or lazy to do it. Sometimes, he had also skipped the assignment, and you both panicked together. Joe’s locker was across the hall, and when you were feeling low, he was always there with a smile and a friendly hello. The school was full of Joe Students who all made a contribution to the total person- ality of VHS. To get to know the school, one couldn’t just look at the stand-outs, he also had to look at the students who were frequently over-looked. — Kathryn A. Vocke PAUSING TO WATCH the action, Viking Mas- cot Rob Garcia briefly exchanges his role as cheerleader for spectator. AFTER APPOINTING HIMSELF the official 1982 girls ' basketball cheerleader, Stu Glenn carries his role into the fall football season. 120 Album Division ALTHOUGH SOME MAY argue that VHS has no school spirit, there were small bursts of enthusiam from time to time like this group at a boys ' basketball game. Three term presidency proves big asset to Class of ' 83 John Aardema Michael Paul Abraham — football 3 (mgr.); intramurals 2-3; DECA 3-4. Richard Fredrick Abraham — tennis 2-4; intramurals 2-4; J.A. 2; sound and light crew 4. Laura Jean Ahlbrand — x-country 3; track 2-3; intramurals 4; student council 3-4. Donald Keith Albrect — football 2-4; NHS 4. For the past three Presi- dential elections, a new lead- er was chosen. However, one term presidents have not been the trend for the Class of 1983. Since she was a sophomore, Cindy Wood has served as class presi- dent. Besides President Wood, another returning officer was Treasurer Suzanne Ver- steeg, who was an uncon- tested winner in the election last spring and a one year veteran. Two new additions to the governing body include Vice- President Eric Bannec and Secretary Jill Kauffman. “I ran for office because a lot of the senior guys felt that we were being dictated by women and that we need- ed some male leadership,” Eric laughed. This year, the senior class officers worked together with Principal Garth John- son to set the graduation and Baccelaurate dates by meeting five times this sum- mer. At one point, Mr. Johnson was considering the idea of combining both ceremonies on one night. This was later refused due to the time fac- tor involved. Some skepticism to whether or not there would be a Commencement excer- sice for this years graduates occured, because of the rude behavior of the gradu- ates of 1982. “I think Mr. Johnson was very fair in listening to our suggestions for graduation and I think that he wanted what was best for us, since we were the ones graduat- ing,” explained Secretary Kauffman. “Our main responsibility was to set the Commence- ment and Baccelaurate dates and to hand out flow- ers to the girls at graduation, but after that we have no major role in student gov- ernment,” stated President Wood. — Brenda Magnetti SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS — Cindy Wood, president; Eric Bannec, vice- president; Jill Kauffman, secretary; Suzanne Versteeg, treasurer. Jamie Lee Allison — basketball 2; track 2- 4; intramurals 2-4. Kristin Elizabeth Amundsen — track 2-4; basketball 2-4; intramurals 2-4; FCA 3-4; stu. aid 4. James L. Andamasaris Jr. — student council 2-3; football 3 (mgr.). Kenneth Richard Anderson — NHS 4; drama 2-3; exhc. club 3-4. Daniel Anomanni — baseball 2-4; intra- murals 4; PVE teaching 4. Armand Hebert Antommaria — NHS 4; Nat. Merit Semi-finalist; quiz bowl 4; swim- ming 3. Fredrick John Armstrong — football 2-4; intramurals 4. Jeffrey Meyer Armstrong — wrestling 2- 3; intramurals 2-4; stu. aid 2-4. Teri Marie Arthur — V-teens 2. Mark Ashton 122 Seniors Aardema-Ashton Traci Lynn Atwell — choir 2-3. Margery Anne Augustine — exch. club 3- 4; stu. aid 4. Megan Elizabeth Augustine — NHS 4: exch. club 3-4; stu. aid 2. Steve Aungst — baseball 2-4; football 2-4. Patricia Lynn Auten — vikettes 2: exch. club 4; NHS 4; V-teens 2-3; football 4 (trainer mgr.). George Karam Azar — band 2-4; pep band 2-3; orchestra 2; student council 2. Dan William Baggs — student aid 4. Brad Baker Tracy L. Baker — band 2-4; jazz band 2-4; pep band 2-4; drama 4; V-teens 2; All-state band 2-3; orchestra 2. Adam Richard Balboa — track 3-4; FCA 3; football 2-4; wrestling 2; intramurals 4. Michele Ann Ballard — OEA 4; Teens 2. Eric Andrew Bannec — King of Hearts 4; football 2-4; track 2-4; band 2-4; jazz band 2-4; All-State band 2-4; Senior class V.P.: basketball 2. Kenneth Mark Banos — football 2; intra- murals 3; exch. club 4. Chris Beck — track 2; J.A. 2-3; intramur- als 2-3. Fredrick Dunn Benner — Valenian 4; Quill Scroll 4; intramurals 2-4. Brent Davis Bennett — drama 2-4 (pres ); Thespians 3-4; AH-HA 3-4. Robert Scott Bergstrom — football 4; gaming club 2. Timothy Scot Berkshire — baseball 2; in- tramurals 2-4. Lori Ann Bernat — exch. club 2-3; V-teens 2-3; NHS 4; stu. aid 4. Tim J. Biggerstaff Jeff Alan Bilyeu — intramurals 3-4. Tracy Ann Bisacky — intramurals 2-4; FCA 4; OEA 4 (sec.); basketball 2. Barbara Lee Bixler — basketball (mgr) 2; FCA 2-4; OEA 4; stu. aid 4. Bill John Blanco — intramurals 2, 4; FCA 4. Raymond William Blaney — J.A. 3; or- chestra 2-3; swimming 2-4. Terri Lynn Bontrager — OEA 4 (pres); volleyball 2; basketball 2: band 2-3; intra- murals 2-3. Diane Kay Borchertmeyer — intramurals 3; stu. aid 3-4. Robert Samuel Border — intramurals 2; expl. teaching 4. Jason William Borlick — intramurals 2-4; student council 2. Divina A. Boriongan — intramurals 4; exch. club 4; pep club 2-4. 123 Atwelt-Borlongan Seniors Seniors plow through piles of paperwork Like an overworked gov- ernment official, every year a new crop of seniors plows its way through piles of pa- per work to plan for life after high school. For almost any option a student chose, there seemed to be an endless se- ries of applications which had to be filled out. Starting with the PSAT and SAT appli- cations during their junior year, students got their first taste of what was involved in going to college. At the start of the senior year, they be- gan to mail in their entrance applications. Some required a fee, while some didn ' t. Some had deadlines, but some didn’t. After this was done an in- dividual was faced with housing, scholarship, and fi- nancial aid applications. The list went on and on. Applications varied in size and intent, but the questions were the same in form after form. Full Name? Birthdate? Social Security No.? These forms along with a copy of high school transcripts, were required by almost ev- ery school students planned to attend after high school. According to Guidance Counselor Don Dick, the guidance office has all the in- formation, but ‘‘the stu- dents have to be motivated and take it upon themselves to get and send in each ap- plication. " — Bill Ziegert AFTER WEEKS OF ANTICIPATION, senior Jason Borlick finds in the mail his acceptance to attend Indi- ana University in the fall of 1983. Tim Alan Borth — VICA 4; swimming 1-4; student aid 4. Matthew Paul Bretscher — swimming 1- 4. Ken L. Brewer — gaming club 3, 4. James Gordon Broadhurst — swimming 2; exch. club 2-4; drama club 2-4; student council 2, 3; intramurals 4; student aid 4. Richard Brobeck — baseball 2; intramur- als 2, 3. John Brooks Beth Broton — V-Teens 2. Cari Michelle Brown — pep club 2-4; dra- ma club 2; Vikettes 2-4 (pom-pon lieuten- ant); dom. exch. student 3, 4; choir 2-4; swing choir 3, 4; tennis 2-4; Girls ' State (alt.) 3; intramurals 3. 4. Carla Brown — pep club 2-4; student aid 4. Elizabeth Ann Brown — exch. club 3. 4; NHS 4; intramurals 3; volleyball 2, 3. Andrea Lee Bryant — cheerleader 3, 4; pep club 2, 3; tennis 2; intramurals 2; expl. teaching 4; student aid 4. Michael John Bubik — Quiz Bowl 4. Glen P. Buckley — basketball 2-4; football 2; intramurals 2, 3; FCA 2-4. Tony Burnett Tracey Ann Byron — pep club 2-4; YARC 4; Exch. club 2-4; V-Teens 2-4; student councjl 2-4 (v.p. 4) student fac. senate 4; basketball (mgr. 2). 124 Seniors Borth-Byron Suzette Marie Byvoets — pep club 2, 3; volleyball 2; swimming 3, 4; track 2-4; stu. council 4; Homecoming court 4. Kelly Marie Casbon — pep club 4; Vi- kettes 2. Brian Joseph Casey — football 2-4; track 3, 4; intramurals 2. Amy Lee Cavinder — pep club 2-4; V- Teens 2-4; Rifle Corps 3, 4 (captain 4). Robert Cercas Heidi Lynn Cheever — pep club 2, exch. club 3. 4; NHS 4; V-Teens 2. Mark Chodan — Student aid 4. Jan Drojer Christensen — (exchange stu- dent from Denmark) choir 4; swing choir 4 Deborah Christy Mary Ellen Chrustowski — pep club 2-4; intramurals 2-4; stu. council 2-4; golf 3. Kimberly Ann Church — band 2-4; pep band 3. Cheryl Jean Cifaldi — pep club 4; drama club 4; intramurals 4; stu. aid 4. Charlie E. Clifford — baseball 2; exch. club 4; intramurals 2-4; DECA 3. Arnaldo Cogorno — (exchange student from Venezuela), swimming 4. Susan Margaret Cole — choir 4; OEA 4 (parliamentarian). Brenda Joy Coleman — track 2; Valenian 3; DECA 3, 4 (pres. 4). Mark Galen Colin — Valenian 3, 4 (co- editor 4); NHS 4; Quill and Scroll 3. 4; stu. council 2-4; National Merit Finalist 4. David Condon David Mark Conover — FCA 4; NHS 3. 4; stu. fac. senate Pres. 4; exch. club 2-4; stu. coun. 2, 4; Jr. class V.P. Denise Marie Cooke — track 2-4; orch. 2- 4; All-state Orch. 4; NHS 4; exch. club 2-4; Girls ' State (alt.) 3. Lori Ann Cox — pep club 2-4; cheerleader 2-4; Homecoming court 4; stu. aid 2-4. Jerry Scott Crowe Judy Lynn Crowe — FCA 3. 4; track 2-4; intramurals 3, 4; cross-country 2-4. Maureen Cecelia Crowley — V-Teens 2-4; exch. club 2. 3; tennis 2; stu. fac. senate. Frank Cruz — football 2, 3. Karen Cusik — DECA (sec ); stul aid 2, 3. Keith Allen Cyzyk — football 2-4; VICA 4; wrestling 2-4. Ken M. Czekaj — swimming 3. 4. Dai-Ann Dahl — drama club 2, 3; OEA 4; AH-HA 2-4; intramurals 2, 3. Kathleen Judith Dailey — pep club 2, 3; intramurals 2-4; Viking Press 3, 4; V-Teens 3. 4; exch. club 2-4. 125 Byvoets-Dailey Seniors Shane Michael Dallman — expl. teaching 4. John Michael Daras — football 2-4; bas- ketball 2; track 2-4. Dawn Kay Davis — track 3-4; pep club 3-4; YARC 4. Michael Dean Davis — baseball 2-4; Boys ' State 3 (alt.). Robert Eugene Davis — intramurals 2-4; ICT 4; choir 4; drama club 4; Jr. Achieve- ment 4. Matthew Clayton Deck — intramurals 4; VALPO 4. Vincent Byron Delumpa — football 2-3; intramurals 3-4; orchestra 2; band 2-4; studio band 2; jazz band 3-4; FCA 3; NHS 3-4. Michael H. DeMonja — baseball 2; foot- ball 3; basketball 2. Dennis Michael Deuberry — tennis 2-3; intramurals 2. Allen Wayne Dickson — band 2-4; studio band 2; jazz band 3; orchestra 2; Jr. Achievement 2. Karen Hope Dingwall — band 2; V-teens 3-4; student aid 3-4; intramurals 2. Andrew Wayne Dix — band 2-4; studio band 2-4; jazz band 4; pep band 2-3; dra- ma club 2-4; Thespians 3-4; AH-AH 3-4; gaming club 3-4 (pres.); intramurals 2-4. Danijela N. Djurovic — exch. club 3-4. Maiissa Grace Doelling — basketball 2-3; cross country 3-4; track 2-4; intramurals 2-4; FCA 2-4; student aid 3-4. Karen Rose Dougherty Mary E. Dougherty Byron Eric Douglas — golf 2-4; cross country 2; intramurals 3-4; YARC 4. Elizabeth Ann Douglas — track 2; swim- ming 2-4; band 2. Cynthia Louise Dowd — band 2-4; pep band 2; studio band 2-3; jazz band 3-4; OEA 4. Dennis Ray Duncan — football 2-4; intra- murals 4. Barbara Louise Eckert — swimming 2-4; FCA 2; YARC 3-4 (treas.). Leslie Jo Ehlers — J.R. Achievement 3; student aid 2. Fredrick Brownell Eifrig — drama club 2- 4; AH-AH 3-4; Thespians 4. Lisa Marie Ellis — orchestra 2; exch. club 3; student aid 4. 126 Seniors Dallman-Ellis Jilanne A. El-Naggar — band 3-4; exch. club 3-4; pep club 3. Christa Marie Emerson — intramurals 3- 4; student council 3-4 (treas.); OEA 4; (v. pres.); Stu. Fac. Sen. 4; exch. club 3. John Charles Emmons — band 2-4; jazz band 2-4; pep band 2-4 (dir.); All State Band 2, 4; NHS 3-4; Quiz Bowl 3-4; Nat. Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. Kari Louise Ewing — swimming 4; track 3- 4. Jim D. Fauser — football 2-4; baseball 2; oasketball 2; track 3; intramurals 3-4. Chris A. Feit Andrea Marie Ferngren — gymnastics 2- 4; pep club 2-4; V-teens 2. David Leo Fisher — football 2 (mgr.); ten- nis 3-4. Robert Joseph Flude III — football 2-4: wrestling 2; track 2. Lynn Marie Foltin — choir 2-4; PVE teaching 3; expl teaching 4; student aid 4; V-teens 2-4; swimming 2-4 (timer). Charles Henry Foster — football 2; wres- tling 2; band 2-4; pep band 2-3; gaming club 3-4; NHS 4. Jennifer Blanche Frankus — track 2. Theo Carl Freund — football 2; intramur- als 3-4; drama club 4; sound lighting crew 2-4; VICA 3; FCA 2; student aid 4. Angela Shay Gaio — track 3-4; V-teens 2; pep club 2-4. John C. Gast A week of crash courses Can you imagine state governments in which one state is run completely by fe- males while another strictly by males? Or where there are massive state wide wa- ter fights? Where could you find sheriffs who are so un- occupied that the citizens hold mock kidnappings and robberies just to give them something to do? Yes, there is such a place and it exists at Indiana State University. Each summer the American Legion and the Women’s League sponsor Boys’ and Girls’ State. Of- fered to high school juniors in Indiana, students receive ‘‘crash courses” in state government, hold elections and learn and perform du- 1982 BOYS ' AND GIRLS’ STATE delegates — Front Row: Cheri Van- Keppel, Kelly Steele. Jill Kauffman. Back Row: Dave Conover, Brian Kel- ler, Carl Steinbrecher, Brandon Mit- chener. ties of elected positions. The seven delegates were chosen by high school rec- ommendations with the final decisions made by the local sponsors, such as Kiwanis, Rotary and Elks. Determin- ing factors included class standing, leadership and ex- pressed interest in govern- ment. Aspiring attorney Dave Conover thought he had known all there was to know about government proce- dure until he served as a mayor. ‘‘For me, I thought the weekend was really worthwhile, because I found out what I was getting into.” “(One of) the best things that came out of the week was the friendship among the girls,” stated former city councilman and precinct committeeman Jill Kauff- man. ‘‘I still manage to write to some of them.” — Diane Philip 127 El-Naggar-Gast Seniors Ellen L. Geiss — cross country 3-4; track 3-4; intramurals 2-4; orchestra 2-4; exch. club 2-4 (sec. 3); FCA 3-4; NHS 3-4; V- teens 2; domestic exch. 2; Girls ' State 3 (alt.) Jeffrey Paul Gibson — band 2; intramur- als 2. Michael Walton Gill — football 2-4; drama club 2. Scott Gilliana David W. Gingerich William Allen Gray — baseball 2-3; foot- ball 2; wrestling 2; intramurals 4. Lori R. Green — band 3-4 (libr.); studio band 3-4; exch. club 4; NHS 3-4. Joan Marie Gregorowicz — V-teens 2-4; NHS 4; student aid 3-4. Kent Arnold Grelling — Viking Press 3-4; drama club 2-4; Thespians 4; AH-AH 4; NHS 4; quiz bowl 4; exch. club 4; gaming club 3-4; Nat. Merit Scholarship Finalist. Michael Scott Grieger — golf 2-4; NHS 4; J.R. Achievement 2-3. Todd A. Gingerich Tom Phillip Giorgi — intramurals 2-4. Douglas Paul Glynn — football 2-4; wres- tling 2-4 (capt.); track 2-4; intramurals 2- 3; VICA 3-4; ICT 4; J.R. Achievement 2. Ronda Fay Goble (Rinker) — VICA 4; V- teens 2; J.R. Achievement 2. John Golding $: a disappearing act During their final high school year, most seniors wait anxiously for graduation day when those 12 years of education finally pay off. What many people fail to re- alize, however, is that sen- iors are also busy paying large expenses during their senior year that are related to graduation. While some expenses, like book rental were paid by all students, other costs such as senior pictures put the pinch on seniors as early as mid-June. “I couldn ' t believe school had just let out and they were already asking us to get our pictures taken, " said Byron Douglas. Al- though most seniors liked their pictures, many noted that the early expense was something of a surprise, since some of the packages cost more than $50. Other costs, while not di- rectly related to graduation, also added to the total bur- den. “I wouldn ' t really call it a graduation cost, but prom will be my biggest senior year expense, " stated Rob Hurst. New clothes for gradu- ation and an open house party were also cited as some of the biggest money- eaters for seniors. Glen Buckley said that his friends ' parties had cost nearly $100 last year and he expected his to be about the same. Overall, while senior year expenses hurt more than ever during the tough eco- nomic times, most seniors agreed that whatever the cost, it all paid off on gradu- ation day. — Mark Colin MAKING ADJUSTMENTS, senior Vince Delumpa prepares for Com- mencement by going through the ritual of being fitted for cap and gown. 128 Seniors Geiss-Grieger David Griffin — band 2-4; All State Band 2-4; orchestra 2-3; All State Orchestra 2-4; student council 2-4; exch. club 4; NHS 4. Charles Vorheese Grogg — Viking Press 4. Kris William Grube — band 2-4; All-State Band 2-4; orchestra 2; All-State Orchestra 3-4; jazz band 3-4; Boys ' State 3 (alt.); exch. club 3-4 3-4 (pres.); NHS 3-4 (pres.). Pamela Sue Gumns — VALPO 3-4; exch. club 3- 4; Stu. Fac. Sen. 4; pep club 2-4. Russell Wayne Hahn — band 2-4; studio band 2, 4; jazz band 3; pep band 2-4; exch. club 3-4; student council 3-4; NHS 4; VALPO 4. Jesse Lee Hall — intramurals 2, 4; gaming club 3- 4. Julia Ann Hamacher — swimming 2-4: track 4; band 2-3; jazz band 2-4; pep band 2-3; AH State Band 2-3; orchestra 2; NHS 3-4; exch. club 3-4 (treas.); exch. student 3. David R. Hanke — football 2-4; baseball 2; intra- murals 2-4; NHS 3-4; exch. club 3-4 (v. pres.). Traci Kaye Hanna — Vikettes 3-4. Sharlyn Hardesty — choir 2; exch. club 2; stu- dent aid 2-4; intramurals 2-4. David John Hardick — track 3-4; intramurals 4. John M. Harrahill — intramurals 2-4; ICT 4. Michael W. Harrahill — baseball 2; track 2; intra- murals 2; exch. club 4. Cynthia Lynn Harris — band 2; YARC 2-4; NHS 4; V-teens 2; flag corps 3-4. Susan Lynette Harris — V-teens 2, 4; YARC 4; expl. teaching 4; pep club 4. Scott Charles Hartwig Philip James Hauff — cross country 2-4; track 2-4; intramurals 3-4. Lisa Marie Hawkins — pep club 4; V-teens 2, 4; expl. teaching 4; intramurals 2; student aid 4. Joseph John Hayduk — football 3; intramurals 4; exch. club 4. Adam Eugene Hendrickson — intramurals 2. Robert Lawrence Henson — intramurals 3-4; basketball 2; VICA 4. Brian Dale Herbst — quiz bowl 4; gaming club 4. Denise L. Hickey — pep club 2-4; V-teens 2-4; exch. club 4; NHS 4; student aid 4; Nat. Merit Scholarship Finalist. Mark Joseph Hillenbrand — swimming 2-4 (capt ); tennis 2-3; exch. club 4; expl. teaching 4. Kathryn Ann Hine — basketball 2-4 (stat.) choir 2-4; swing choir 3-4; drama club 2-4. Sandra T. Hipke Glenn Greenleaf Hodshire — band 2-4; studio band 2-4; orchestra 2-3: student aid 2-4; gaming club 3. Deborah Anne Horwltz — tennis 2-3: intramurals 2-3; exch club 2-4; expl. teaching 3; V-teens 3. Karl R. Hotter Steven Scott Hoyt — choir 2-3; DECA 3-4. 129 Griffm-Hoyt Seniors Diet craze hits VHS Who wants to look like Brooke Shields anyway? Attractive: adj. Having the quality of attracting interest or affection; pleasing; win- ning. Ours is a society of phys- ical beauty, but to be attrac- tive one must be thin. Our society reflects this attitude in our television and movie actresses and in our atti- tudes toward each other. Many high school stu- dents this year circulated various diets including the Cambridge, the Beverly Hills and one refered to as the Dolly Parton Diet in which each of the four food groups are consumed on different days. “I diet because I want to keep off the weight I lost over the summer,” stated senior Sue Szoke. “If I think that I may be gaining weight, I just start counting calories again,” she added. Counting calories is an un- concious effort for many concerened weight watch- ers. Of equal concern is nu- tritional value. The quality as well as the quantity is impor- tant. Because of the concern with an overabundance of cellulite, many dieters chose to skip lunch in the cafeteria. Since homework assign- ments were available, some students chose to do them quietly in the Learning Cen- ter while others escaped to the commons for some mu- sic during the 35 min. peri- od. — Brenda Magnetti ENJOYING A FRIDAY AFTERNOON salad, seniors Sue Peck and Su- zanne Versteeg opt for a more nu- tritious and less fattening meal for lunch. Mike G. Huber Roberta Lyn Huck — intramurals 4. Amie Hugenard Greg Cassie Hunt — band 2-4; pep band 2- 3; jazz band 3; orch. 2. Robert Allen Hurst — tennis 2-3; band 2; intramurals 2-4; exch. club 4. Robert B. Husiar — swim team (diving). Angela Renee Imm — intramurals 2-4; FCA 3; YARC 4; stu. fac. senate 4; golf 2-3. Joseph Peter Jakab — football 3-4 (mgr.); track 3 (mgr.); VICA 4; sound light 4. Patricia Anne Jones — intramurals 2-4; band 2-3; FCA 2-4 (pres. 4); golf 4; basketball 3-4 (stat.): exch. club 3; stu. fac. senate 4. Rebecca Lois Jungkuntz — NHS 3-4; exch. club 2-4; V-teens 4; Nat. Merit Semi-Fin. 3; expl. teach. 4; stu. aid 3-4. Rebecca Ann Kaplca — track 2. Jill Lynn Kauffman — Homecoming Princess 4; volleyball 2-4; basketball 2-4; Valenian 4; Quill Scroll 4; band 2; NHS 3- 4; FCA 2-4 (treas. 4); dom. exch. 3; Sr. class sec.; Girls ' St. 3; orch. 2. Jennifer Anne Keegan — YARC 2-4 (pres. 4). Corrine Joy Keene — cheerleader 2; Homecoming court 4; pep club 2-4 (v.p. 3- 4); drama club 2; stu. aid 4. Brian Keller — intramurals 3-4; FCA 2-4; baseball 2,4; basketball 2; football 2. 130 Seniors Huber-Keller Kathleen Kelley — VICA 4 (v.p.); V-teens 2-3; intramurals 2; band 2; stu. aid 2-3. Kristine Lilie Kern — intramurals 2-4; NHS 3-4; YARC 2; V-teens 2. Ronald Allen Kirk Keith Allen Kissinger — football 2; intra- murals 3; wrestling 2; sound light 4. Kurt Alan Knoernschild — football 2-4; intramurals 4. Jane Mary Kobak — gymnastics 1-4; track 2-4; swimming 2; Viking Press 4; band 2; intramurals 3-4; stu. coun. 2-4; exch. to France 3; exch. club 2-4. Cheryl Ann Kolar — swimming 1-3; orch. 1-3; exch. club 3-4; FCA 2; V-teens 2-4. Kristin Marie Koskey — basketball 2; in- tramurals 2; stu. aid 4. Kevin Allen Kozlowskl — basketball 2-4; golf 2-4; NHS 3-4; FCA 4. Diane Marie Kraker — intramurals 3-4. Angie Marie Kratz Lisa Marie Krausbeck — OEA 4 (Histori- an). Susan Krieger — volleyball 2; stu. aid 2. Rebecca Helene Kroeger — swimming 2- 3; tennis 2-4; stu. coun. 2. 3; FCA 2-3; NHS 3-4; stu. fac. senate 4 (v.p ). Sandra R. Kropp — exch. club 2-4; track 2; pep club 2-4; stu. aid 4. Janet Ann Kuehl — volleyball 2; OEA 4. Greg Alan Lafferty Lori E. Lahti Kevin Michael Landry — ICT 4; VICA 4. Richard Michael Larkins — FCA 2; intra- murals 2-3; exch. club 2; stu. aid 3-4 John Joseph Latino — swimming 3-4; in- tramurals 2-3; exch. club 2; stu. aid 2-4. Pamela R. Lawrence — pep club 2-4; band 2-3; exch. club 2-3; orch. 2; football 4 (trainer mgr.); drama 2; intramurals 4. Alan Jay Leininger — intramurals 2. Katherine Eileen Leonard — track 2; vol- leyball 2-4; pep club 2. Jeffrey Scott Leverich — track 2; VICA 4 (sec.); intramurals 2-4. Allyson Marie Lewis — cheerleader 2-3; pep club 2-4; FCA 3-4; track 2-4 (mgr. stat.); wrestling 3-4 (mgr. stat.); intramurals 2; V-teens 2; stu. aid 2-4. David A. Lewis Richard Harley Lohmeyer — Prince of Hearts 4; baseball 2-4; football 2; basket- ball 2-4; FCA 3-4; NHS 3-4; DAR Award 4; stu. aid 4. « Brenda Loikema — V-teens 2; DECA 4 Kristina Marie Looft — track 2-4; golf 3-4 131 Kelley — Looft Seniors Dale Alan Loomis — intramurals 3-4; ICT 4 (v.p.). Faye Lucaitis — vikettes 2-3; exch. club 2- 4; exch. to Mexico 3; NHS 3-4 (sec. 4); V- teens 2-4 (treas. 4). Keith Robert Ludwig — drama 2-4; Thes- pians 4; AH-HA 4; NHS 3-4; Gaming club (pres. 4); jazz band 4; intramurals 4. Chuck M. Lynch Steve Michael Lyon Aaron Marc Madrid Brenda Marie Magnetti — band (sec. 4) 2- 4; orch. 2, 4; exch. club 4; Valenian 4; Quill and Scroll 4. Nancy J. Makivich-Remijan — band 2; in- tramurals 3-4; volleyball 2-3; gymnastics 2-4. Jeffrey Michael Marclnkowski — VICA 4; track 2-4; football 2-4; wrestling 4; pep club 4; intramurals 3-4. Peggy A. Marine — volleyball 2-4 (mgr.); basketball 2-4 (mgr.); track 2-4 (mgr.). Susan Ann Markley — swimming 1-4. John Marshall — choir 2, 4. Kristine Kay Martz — band 2-4; orch. 2; NHS 3-4; pep club 2-4. Pat J. McCarthy — baseball 2-4. George Michael McNeil — swimming 2-3; band 2-4 jazz band 2-3; exch. club 4. Frieda Medema — gymnastics 2; exch. club 3-4; NHS 3-4; pep club 3-4. Raymond William Meyer — track 2; foot- ball 2; intramurals 2. Ken Miles — football 3; swimming 2-3; track 4; intramurals 2-3; exch. club 2-4. Beth Anne Miller — intramurals 2-4; ten- nis 2; exch. club 3-4 (sec. 4); NHS 4. Elaine Marie Miller — volleyball 2-3; NHS 3-4; basketball 2-4; x-country 4; intramur- als 2-4; band 2-4; exch. club 2. Sarah Louise Miller — drum major 2-4; all-state band 3-4; football 4 (train- er mgr. ); stu. coun. 2-4; NHS 3-4; exch. club 2-4. Brandon Guy Mitchener — Viking Press 3-4 (founder editor); Boys ' St. 3; stu. coun. 3-4 (pres 4); exch. club 2-4 (v.p. 3); NHS 3-4; quiz bowl. Kevin Patrick Monroe Regina Marie Moore — band 2-4; jazz band 2-4; orch. 2; drama 2-4 (sec. 4); NHS 3-4. Nancy J. Mowbray — B-Teens 2. Scott Mueller — football 2. Adam Drew Muench — swimming 2-4; choir 2-4. Marlon Paul Mundt — intramurals 2-4; golf 2-4; NHS 3-4; orch. 2; basketball 3-4 (stat.); Nat. Merit Semi-Fin. 4 Tim Alan Murvihill — track 4; intramurals 4 Suzanne Judith Nagel — Valenian 4; Quill and Scroll; band 2-4; jazz band 2-4; all- state band 2-4; orch. 2. 132 Seniors L oomis-Nagel John Charles Nailleux — orch. 2-4; Jr. acheivement 3; swimming 2-3. Judy Anne Neal — choir 2-4; drama 2-4 (treas. 4); exch. club 2-4; AH-HA 3-4. Jill Diane Nellessen — choir 2-4: drama 3- 4; swing choir 2, 4. Cheryl Lynn Nelson — intramurals 2-4; pep club 2-4; tennis 2; Viking Press 3; exch. club 3-4. Nancie Ann Nelson — flag corps 3; choir 4; pep club 2; stu. aid 3. Sherry Francene Norfleet — OEA 4; intra- murals 2, 4; stu. aid 3-4. Mark Allan Novack — band 3-4; all-state band 3-4. Gary Oestreich Kimberly Ann Page — Valenian 3-4; Quill and Scroll 3-4; stu. coun. 3-4; intramurals 2, 4. Vincent Dwight Page William Thomas Parker — baseball 2; in- tramurals 4; FCA 4; stu. aid 3-4. Jeff A. Parry — football 2-3. Mark Anthony Pasquella — tennis 1-4; NHS 3-4; intramurals 4; stu. coun. 4. Sandra Rae Patrick — choir 2; V-teens 3- 4; exch. club 3-4; pep club 4; stu. coun. 4. Mary Jean Pavich — band 2-4; volleyball 2 . Wanted: Respect For Nat. Merit Finalists Don’t be surprised, if, in some issue of the Viking Press next year, you see this ad. WANTED: Recognition and respect for our National Merit Semifinalists. At Valparaiso High School most students don’t even re- alize what it takes to be- come a Semifinalist or who made it. When a junior takes the PSAT test, he or she is auto- matically considered ain the contest. The final score is calculated by doubling the English composite and then adding the mathematics composite. This year the five students NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS — Front Row: Marlon Mundt, John Emmons. Second Row: Mark Colin, Denise Hickey. Back Row: Kent Grelling. who made it from VHS were: Mark Colin, Denise Hickey, John Emmons, Marlon Mundt and Kent Grelling. Although the final cutoff score varied from state to state in Indiana the lowest score was a 189 combined final total. This put the five semifinalists from VHS in the top one-half of 1% of all the juniors in the state. Since 1956 the Merit Pro- gram has handed out more than $210 million through various forms of scholar- ships. This money is donat- ed from grants from over 600 corporations, colleges, and business organizations nationwide. — Bill Ziegert 133 Naillieux-Pavich Semors Robert B. Peceny — swimming 2-4. Susan Elizabeth Peck — gymnastics 3-4; pep club 4; student aid 3-4. Jeanette Marie Pekarek — gymnastics 2- 4; pep club 2-4; Girls’ State 3 (alt.); stu- dent aid 4. Cynthia Ann Pendleton Dennis Chris Peterson — swimming 2. Tony Petro — football 2-4; basketball 2-4; baseball 2; student aid 2-4. Lisa Dawn Phillips — Stu. Fac. Sen. 4; drama club 3; DECA 3-4 (pres. 3). Terry Eugene Phillips Laura Kaye Plazony — Vikettes 2-3; OEA 4; VARC 2; PVE teaching 3; student aid 2- 4; V-teens 2. Penni Porter Mark S. Potis — wrestling 2; VICA 3-4. Tina L. Prentice James W. Prentiss Douglas Allen Prescott — basketball 2; tennis 3-4. Brian P. Pursley L. Diane Redman — track 2-3; flag corps 3-4 (capt.). Russell Redmon Ronald Michael Reichert — basketball 2- 4; track 3-4; baseball 2; intramurals 3. Patricia Jeanne Reimer Michele Ann Remljan — pep club 2-4; track 2; intramurals 2; YARC 4; student aid 4; class officer 3 (sec.); student council 4; Homecoming court 4. Cheryl Ann Renshaw — band 2-4; All State Band 3-4; jazz band 2-4; studio band 3; pep band 2-4; orchestra 2; intramurals 3-4; NHS 4; drama club 2; student aid 3-4. Mark John Roberts — VICA 4; gaming club 3-4. Jeffrey Bryan Ross — football 2-4; base- ball 2-4; intramurals 2-4; expl. teaching 4. Sharon M. Rose — pep club 2-4; intramur- als 3-4; drama club 4; FCA 2; NHS 4. James Franklin Rowe — student aid 3-4; quiz bowl 4 Kathy Rudd — V-teens 2. Lianne Lillian Rutt — swimming 2; stu- dent council 4; exch. club 2-4; FCA 2; pep club 4; V-teens 2-4 (pres. 4); student aid 3- 4. Diane Carol Ryan — band 2-3; drama club 2-3; NHS 3-4; V-teens 2; Nat. Merit Schol- arship Semi-Finalist. Burl Thomas Ryding — orchestra 2; Vi- king Press 3: exch. club 3-4; sound light- ing crew 3-4. Monique Marie Sandberg — student council 2; exch. club 3; pep club 4. 134 Seniors Peceny-Sandberg Putting the Most people believe that in order to become a vale- dictorian or salutatorian, a student must spend all out- of-class hours studying. However, this year’s two top seniors managed to main- tain high academic stand- ings and find time to work in the performing arts. Valedictorian Kris Grube has been a member of the band program for seven years and has taken part in All-State Band, Orchestra and Jazz concerts. A trum- pet player, Grube found all the hard work worthwhile when he was nominated into the McDonald ' s All-Ameri- can High School Band. Salutatorian Brian Thomp- son has participated in the dramatic arts for five years. He has been a member of the Drama Club and last year performed in the im- provisational group AH-HA and was initiated into the In- A into art ternational Thespian Soci- ety. Grube led the 411 gradu- ating seniors with a 4.297 G.P.A. with Thompson fol- lowing behind with a 4.250. Grube plans to attend Mas- sachusetts Institute of Tech- nology while Thompson will go to Purdue University. Both plan careers in engi- neering. " It offers various opportunities in different fields,” Grube stated, while Thompson added, " ... and a lot of possibilities. Filling out the top ten of the senior class are students John Emmons, 4.203; Bran- don Mitchener, 4.197; Cindy Wood, 4.171; Suzanne Ver- steeg, 4.145; Rick Loh- meyer, 4.097; Bill Gray, 4.077; Ellen Geiss, 4.073; Juli Hamacher, 4.054; and Lawrence Ventura, 4.054. • — Diane Philip “I ' ll always remember graduating from a school which has so much to offer for col- lege preparation and extracurricular activi- ties. ” — Brian Thompson “I’ll always remember the encouragement from the faculty and counselors that helped me succeed and pre- pare for college so well. ’’ — Kris Grube Paul Robert Sanford — swimming 2-4 (capt.) cross country 4; intramurals 2-4; student aid 4. Terry Anthony Sausman Brett Albert Schenck — swimming 2-4; golf 2; NHS 4. Stefani Schmitz-Moormann — exch. club 4; track 4; (exchange student from Germany). Barrett James Scholl — tennis 3-4; football 2; intramurals 2, 4; student aid 2 . Maria Joanna Schroeder — pep club 2- 4; Vikettes 2-4 (sec. treas. 2-3), (capt. 4); Stu. Fac. Sen. 4 (sec. treas.); student council 2-4; domestic exch. 3-4; NHS 3-4; VARC 2-4; expl. teaching 4; V- teens 2. Karla Jean Schueler — volleyball 2-4; basketball 2-4; YARC 3-4; FCA 2-4; NHS 3-4. Daniel Joel Scroggin — orchestra 2-3. Anne Hubbard Searles — band 2-4 (libr.); pep club 2-3; student council 3-4; exch. club 2-4; V-teens 2. Edward Bartholomew Searles — track 2-4; cross country 2-4. Cynthia Brenda Sexton — pep club 4; YARC 4; V-teens 4; intramurals 2. Lisa Sue Shideler — tennis 2-4; pep club 2-4; NHS 4; student aid 2-4. Sara Silverthorn Holly Lynn Simms — basketball 2. Aleksandra S. Sirovica — Viking Press 3-4; (business mgr.); exch. club 2-4 (v. pres.); Stu. Fac. Sen. 3; NHS 4. 135 Sanford-Sirovica Seniors Patrick John Sizen — wrestling 3. Joel David Smith — football 2-4; track 2- 4; VICA 4. Jody Laine Snider — basketball 2; intra- murals 3-4; FCA 2; PVE teaching 4. Regina Anne Snodgrass — exch. club 2, 4; pep club 2. 4; drama club 2; student aid 2- 4. Timothy Dale Snodgrass — track 2-4; football 2-4 (capt.)l wrestling 3; student aid 2-4; NHS 4. Carrie Ann Sovich — track 2-4; flag corps 2; student aid 4. Matthew Leigh Spagna — swimming 2-4; baseball 2, 4; cross country 4. John Andrew Speckhard — intramurals 2; Boys ' State Rep. 3 (alt.) Brian Standiford Don William Stark — track 2-3; intramur- als 2-4; band 2; J.R. Achievement 2. French Alps , Greek oceans and German beer — Seniors make last " summer something to remember Most seniors cherish the summer before their gradu- ation. It is the last summer vacation spent as a high school student. It is spent thinking ahead about college, finding a job, travelling to different univer- sities, touring campuses and applying like crazy. It is also a time alotted for education, taking part in summer school and participating in summer camps for sports, music and other miscella- neous subjects. Then there are those who feel that the last high school summer should not be spent pondering one’s future edu- cation, but rather the time should be dedicated to the beaches and just plain old goofing around. Yet there was a group of seniors who took advantage of spending their last high school summer in a way that promised fun and some edu- cational value. These nine students traveled to differ- ent foreign countries and lived with foreign families for eight weeks. Eight students participated in the interna- tional foreign exchange pro- gram, Youth For Under- standing (YFU), and one was chosen by the Indiana Uni- versity Foreign Language Honors Program. While the IU program is based on fluency of a foreign language, the YFU program does not require any knowl- edge of a foreign language. According to Beth Miller who traveled to Switzerland, her first impressions made a lasting impression. ‘‘After I landed in the airport with the other YFU students, I walked off the plane down a flight of stairs and the first thing I saw were the French Alps. I’ll always remember that,” she said. The seascapes of Greece interested Kathy Vocke. " I ' m always going to re- member swimming in the ocean. The water was so clear, you could see the fish swimming at the bottom,” Kathy noted. One of the things that Dave Conover remembers were the supplies from home that should have been brought to Germany. ‘‘I brought one book from home and I read that same book three times. After a while you realize how home- sick you are, " he admitted. The citizens of Spain were important to Sarah Miller. " I will remember the people — the way they dressed and expressed themselves. They were really interested in me and that meant a lot,” Sarah said. Family togetherness in France concerned Jane Ko- bak. " The whole idea of the program was to be accepted into a family. When they took me on the trip to the Alps we were a family — travelling and eating togeth- er. Just being accepted was an incredible experience,” she said. Juli Hamacher remem- bers one of the many little children that she had met while in Germany. ‘‘I’ll al- ways remember my cute lit- tle sister from my " family”. It was so funny hearing a lit- tle kid speaking another lan- guage, " she quipped. Selected after a series of tests and interviews, Faye Lucaitis spent the summer in Mexico, with, as she de- scribed, “two special peo- ple.” " I will never forget my Mexican mom and dad. They were not only great parents, but good friends, " Faye ex- plained. Even though his trip has ended, Kris Grube’s connec- tion to his family in Norway has not. “I ' ll always remem- ber my family,” said Kris. “We still keep in touch and they even sent me a birth- day present,” he noted. Not being able to narrow it down to one item, Pam Gumns listed some memo- ries of Germany. " I’ll always remember my friends, my family, the food, the beer, the discos and the wonderful times that I had while I was there.” Now each of these seniors has something to smile about when asked of their last summer vacation in high school. — Diane Philip WHILE DISCUSSING her summer trip to Spain in Mrs. Joan Mahon- ey ' s second year Spanish class, senior Sarah Miller displays the na- tional flag of Espana. Throughout the school year, exchange students took time to share their travels by giving talks and showing slides of the countries they visited to various classes and organizations. 136 Seniors Sizen — Stark Katherine Lynn Tabor — tennis 2-4; swimming 3; band 2-3; pep band 2; exch. club 4; student council 3; drama club 2; NHS 4. Kimberly Ann Taylor — pep club 2-4; exch. club 4; V-teens 4; student council 2- 4; Stu. Fac. Sen. 2; domestic exch. 3; NHS 4. Vi Diec Thach 137 Steele — Thach Seniors Sue Jane Szoke — football 4 (trainer); band 2-4 (pres.); tennis 2; pep club 2-4. Kimberly Lynn Stephens — track 2-3; gymnastics 4; V-teens 2-3; pep club 2-3; student aid 2-4. Clifford H. Stewart — intramurals 2; band 2; VICA 3-4; drama club 3; sound lighting crew 4. John Raymond Stokes — track 4. Perry Spencer Stone — baseball 3. Ruth Szalmasagi — student council 2; pep club 2; domestic exch. 3. Kelly Ann Steele — pep club 2-4 (v.pres.); football 4 (trainer); student council 3-4; class officer 2 (v.pres.); domestic exch. 2; exch. club 4; Girls’ State 3. Carl William Steinbrecher — basketball 2; tennis 2; exch. club 2, 4; Boys ' State 3. Caroline M. Steinhilber — Valenian 3; pep club 2. Louis Fredrick Stephan — tennis 2-4; band 2-4; studio band 2-3; jazz band 4; FCA 2; NHS 4; exch. club 2-4; J.R. Achievement 2. Angela Marie Stephens — expl. teaching 4. John Bradley Thomas — baseball 2-4; football 2- 3; VICA 4 (v.p.); FCA 4. Brian D. Thompson — drama 2-4; AHHA 2-4; Thespians 2-4. Mary R. Tidwell Mary Christine Tonner — stu. counc. 2-3; gym- nastics 1-3; swimming 4; band 2: intramurals 2-3; track 2, 4; orch. 2. Pamela Jo Truemper — exch. club 3-4; track 2; intramurals 3-4; V-teens 4. Glenn Alan Tucker — choir 2-4; drama 2-4; Thespians 4; Valenian 4; Viking Press 4; Quill Scroll 4 Mark Rafeal Valentin Cheri Lynn Van Keppel — tennis 2-4; NHS 3-4; cheerleader 2-3; pep club 2-4. Christopher Vas Raymond Charles Vasko — tennis 3-4; track 3; exch. club 3-4; drama 3-4; FCA 3; stu. fac. sen 3. Don A. Vendl — baseball 2-4; football 2-4; intra- murals 3-4; quest 3-4. Lawrence E. Ventura — golf 3-4; NHS 3-4; quiz bowl 4; J.A. 2; intra. 2-4; gaming club 3-4 ' exch club 2-4. Suzanne Marie Versteeg — volleyball 2-4; bas- ketball 2; track 2; band 2; FCA 2; NHS 4; Class treasurer 3-4. Soula Vettas — track 3; OEA 4. Kathryn Vocke — x-country 3-4; FCA 2; NHS 3-4; track 2-4; Valenian 3-4; Quill Scroll 3-4; exch! club 2-4; student council 3-4; orch. 2. Julie Marie Walsh — DECA 4 (treas). Marilea Joan Walsworth — NHS 3-4; cheer- leader 2-4; V-teens 3. Kim Wardrop — NHS 3-4; drama 4; exchange club 4. Judith Fay Watson — volleyball 2-4; basketball 2; NHS 4; wrestling (mgr) 3. Allison Wbb — drama 2; VARC 2; FCA 3-4; choir 2-4. Mike David Wehner — track 3-4; football 4. Tamara Lynn Weideman — DECA 4; intramurals 2 . Martin Werner West Sherri Lynn Whaling — OEA 4; basketball 3; intramurals 3-4. Dorsey Mae Wheeland — VARC 2; drama 2. Barbara Ann Wheeler — V-teens 2. Kelly Jean White — Intramurals 4; drama 2-3; J.A. 2; V-teens 4. Kelly Ann Williamson — vikettes 3; choir 2-3; pep club 2-3. Jim Patrick Wilson Rosalyn Marie Ayn Winters — FCA 3; pep club 2- 4; cheerleader 2; intramurals 2-4; V-teens 2. 138 Seniors Thomas-Win ters Attention: future plans required by May 25 Graduation: Sophomores are naive to it, and Juniors have a concept of it, but the Seniors plan, await, and celebrate it. Once the festivities end, some serious decisions had to be formulated and put into action. “Generally, 65-70% of the graduating class go onto some form of college. Of that percentage, four out of 10 finish their formal educa- tion in four years,” said Guidance Director Don Dick. Of the majors offered in college, Business because of its broad span, Health Occu- pations, and Engineering were the most popular areas for VHS grads. “Nursing is the most wide- ly chosen medical field be- cause of its job availability, " said Dick. Since 1959, the high school has done a follow up study of first year graduates to see how the students match up to their Senior predictions. — Brenda Magnetti WHILE ATTENDING Don Roberts Beauty School, seniors Kelly Wil- liamson and Kandi Woodville prac- tice Goldusting, a form of highlight- ing, on classmate Karen Dingwall. Dawn Rae Wolfe — drama 2; NHS 4; Thes- pians 2-4. Cynthia Lynne Wood — Homecoming queen; volleyball 2-4; basketball 2-4; FCA 2-4 (sec.); NHS 3-4 (v.p.) band 2; track 2; intramurals 2-4; Class President 2-4; exch. stu. 2-4; expl. teaching 4. Kandise Leigh Woodville — track 2-3. Clint D. Wracker — baseball 2-4; intra- murals 2-4. Rosalind Ruth Young — intramurals 2-4; orchestra 2-4; choir 4; drama 2. George Michael Zaharias — baseball 2; wrestling 2-4; football 2-4. William Thomas Ziegert — tennis 2-4; in- tramurals 2-4; Valenian 4; Quill Scroll 4; Viking Press 4; stu. aid 2. Jolene Elizabeth Zimmerman — pep club 2-4 (pres. 4); track 2-4: drama 2-4; exch. club 3-4; AH-HA 4; YARC 3; FCA 2; V-teens 2, 4; J.A. 2; stu. fac. sen. 4. 139 Wolfe-Zimmerman Seniors Ahlgrim, Chris Albers, Andrew Allen, Bob Anderson, Carol Annen, Ed Athanson, Kurt Atherton, Jeff Azar, Mike JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS: left to right President Sean Garrett, Vice- President Nick Ranalli, Treasurer Nancy Dorris, and Secretary Barb Jones. Junior officers clear obstacle: no experience A quiet dinner in a dimly lit restaurant. Fragrant flow- ers. Live band music. Full length frilly gowns and tux- edos. All of these things add to the excitement of Prom, but the special excitement of planning Prom belonged to the Junior Class Officers. “Even though none of us have been officers before, I feel that our personalities have a lot to do with being good officers, " said Secre- tary Barb Jones. “We think alike and that helps, too, " added Pres. Sean Garrett. By collecting class dues of $5, and by offering a free car wash to the public in which ;tudents were encouraged to participate, the officers expected to raise over $ 2000 . “Prom details took a long time to work out, but our sponsors Ruth Williamson and Lance Leach seemed to think that if we started plan- ning it early enough, we would come out ahead, " ex- plained Vice-President Nick Ranalli. When the dance floor cleared and the festivities ca me to an end, this year’s leaders accomplished their goal with a new appreciation for the hard work required for a major dance. — Brenda Magnetti Bach, Chris Barker, Kim Baron, Kelly Bartelmann, David Bartelmo, Mary Beach, Terry Bean, John Beiser, Dave Bennett, Matt Beresford, Kyla Biggs, Steve Bihlman, Jeff Bilen, Carol Birke, Bill Bisacky, Kim Bittorf, Andy Bland, Greg Blasingame, Tammy Blossom, Randy Boetel, Yvette Bolde, Cathy Boling, Roger Bosse, Pam Boyd, Kim Bratsakis, John Brauer, Lydia Brazle, Jeff Brazle, Jennifer Brown, Bob Brown, Jeff Brown, Stephanie Buchmeier, Kurt 140 Juniors Ahlgrim-Buchmeier Burge, Jeannie Burkholder, Julie Butterfield, Kevin Buzinski, Mike Cambra, Mike Cannon, Allison Carlos, Glenn Carmichael, Jennifer Carrell, Kim Casbon, Jamie Chaney, Tina Cheever, Todd Chelf, Jennie Chester, Cheryl Chester, Ralph Chodan, Paula Chrustowski, Lynn Ciciora, Diane Clements, Jennifer Cole, Angie Cole, Michelle Coleman, Monica Collier, Lisa Condon, Pam Conner, Kelly Cornman, Karen Crowe, Joan Daly, Steve Daly, Tim Davenport, Marie Davis, Dan Deiotte, Tony Delumpa, Bernadette Deso, Troy Detraz, Jeff Deuberry, Robert Devine, Tracy Dick, Karl Dofka, Lynette Dolan, Vicki Dombrowski, Diane Doolittle, Christi Dorris, Nancy Douglas, Max Duffin, Ryan Dupes, Danelle Dusek, Diana Eaton, Jennifer Eberhardt, Kristie Eckert, Kurt Endsley, Roy Engel, Greg Ernst, Dan Etzler, Todd Evans, Amy Evans, Pat Evert, Gina Falls, Doug Fancher, Jim Fancher, Reta Fattore, Dana Fayard, Kevin Federman, Brian Feldman, Karen 141 Burge-Feldman Juniors Field, Patricia Fischer, Tim Folke, Kurt Ford, Kathy Foreman, Karen Fortney, Mark Frailey, Kevin Frame, Beth Frankus, Jeff Fredrick, Jay Frey, Leo Fritts, David Frost, Kim Furman, Patty Gaetdke, Jim Gaio, Liz Gant, Steve Garcia, Robert Garmon, Sandra Garrett, Sean Garrison, Nadine Gelopulos, Pete Gilbertsen, Jeff Gilliam, Jennifer Gilmore, Greg Giorgi, Geoff Giorgi, Gina Glenn, Stuart Gold, Rachel Gonzalez, John Gooding, Michael Goodwin, Brian Grabowski, Mike Gray, Cynthia Gray, Doug Gregory, Theresa Grivetti, Maggie Gross, Erich Groves, Scott Halcomb, Michael Hallberg, Beth Hamlin, Shana Hanson, Karen Harms, Jacquie Harper, Harold Harter, Ken Hauff, Patrick Hauser, Janet Hay, Stuart Hayden, Tim Hayes, Kim Head, Jeanne Heath, Charlene Henrichs, Staria Henriques, Jennifer Henze, Daniel Herring, Laura Hiam, Paul Higbie, Bill Hill, Jennifer Hiller, Kent Hoffman, Laura Hoftiezer, Cynthia Homan, Beth 142 Juniors Field-Homan Wet palms, foreheads indicate SAT strain Being a junior meant a lot more than making fun of the sophomore class and being second best. It meant begin- ning to plan a future. To many, this meant taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test. According to Guidance Di- rector Don Dick, the SAT was considered a " Senior Test” until a few years ago. However, the majority of this years participants were juniors. " The Preliminary Scholas- tic Aptitude Test was given to students in October of their junior year as a prac- tice trial and because it was a good predictor of the SAT,” explained Mr. Dick. The PSAT also acted as a qualifying test for the Na- tional Merit Scholarship. Mr. Dick noted, " Because the PSAT and SAT test knowledge over a long peri- od of time, the best prepara- tion I can suggest is fun pri- vate reading. " Taking the SAT represent- ed the juniors first step to- wards planning a college education. — Brenda Magnetti “I think that the PSAT and SAT were valuable because they exposed me to what I may see in later schooling. " John Bratsakis — “Because I took the PSAT, I knew how to prepare for the SAT, and I knew what to ex- pect on it . " — Janet Jones Honchar, Gene Howe, Shelley Hughes, Robert Hurst, Doug Huseman, Abby Husmann, Alan Husmann, Kurt Inches, Jeff Ippolito, Lisa Jackson, Angela Jaroszewski, Jackie Jensen, John Jessop, Anne Johann, Debbie Johnson, Mark Johnson, Michael Johnston, Vicki Jones, Barbara Jones, Bruce Jones, Janet Jones, Jennifer Jordan, Amie Jurgenson, Jack Justak, Maria Kasich, Milan Kilovos, Nick King, Robin Kirk, Kelly Klemm, Scott Knoernschild, Kelli Koch, Diana Koebcke, Dave Koetke, Chris Kolczak, Don Kozlowski, Tina Kreske, Teresa Kuebler, Susan Kuehl, Duane Kurowsky, David Kuuskvere, Anne 143 Honchar-Kuusk vere Juniors Penny fund raisers makes big splash in prom dollar bucket “Every year it’s the same problem. " “We can never get enough people to help.” Raising money seemed at first to be an impossible task, but even more impor- tant was full participation of peers. The success of these projects depended upon the cooperation of the junior class. This year the officers worked toward their goal of raising $2000 for Prom which was held Friday, May 13, by enticing classmates to pledge pennies per car during a free car wash in the fall. Approximately 20 ju- niors helped wash a total of 150 cars. A class dues of $5 was also collected for Prom. " I was really impressed by all the Juniors who came out and helped earn money for this year’s Prom,” remarked Treasurer Nancy Dorris. Because Prom was the main responsibility of the of- ficers, all funds raised went toward Prom, and the lef- tover money purchased graduation flowers. Vice-President Nick Ran- alli quipped, “I liked the idea of having a free car wash, but I wish it had been warm- er.” Although many announce- ments were made for the collection and return of pledge profits, most of the money was turned in promptly. — Brenda Magnetti WIELDING A WATER hose. Kelly Baron and Jaquie Harms avenge Nick Ranalli during the Junior Class Car Wash. Kyes, Chris Lapsansky, Paul Larkins, Lori Larson, Jim Laskowski, Jorie Lawrence, Lisa Lehmann, Susan Lewis, Michelle Lewis, Scott Liedtky, John Loeffler, Jennifer Long, Jason Lopez, K ym Ly, Hoa Maney, Mike Marcus, Michele Marner, Betsy Marquart, Diane Marshall, Donna Martin, Perry Martinson, Karin Mathews, Margaret Mathews, Patty Mauer, Dave McBride, Scott McCarron, Allyl McCarron, Aurora McCorkel, Lee McFarland, Craig McGuirl, Debbie McNutt, Ryan Mentz, Tony Meyer, Eric Meyer, Karen Micciche, Tony Miles, Roland Miller, Jeff Mitchell, Dan Mitchener, Jed Mockler, Mark 144 Juniors Kyes-Mockler Mollett, Angie Moore. Scott Morgano, Gaetano Morrison, Kris Motto, Scott Mulkey, Dawn Mundt, Martin Murvihill, Lynne Myers, Joann Nelson, Dan Newcomb, Nancy Niland, Kelly Nusbaum, Dennis O’Brien, Brenda O’Dell, James Ohm, Peggy Ott, Greg Owen, Rod Owens, Kelly Packer, Mel Page, Andrew Palm, Mary Parker, John Pavicich, Dan Pearce, Andy Pekarek, Julie Pera, LeAnne Perrow, Lynette Peters, Linda Peterson, Kristin Peuquet, Michelle Pflughaupt, Dave Philip, Diane Phillips, Betty Phillips, Brian Phillips, Robert Poff, Cliff Porter, Mike Potis, Ben Rader, Sharon Rafferty, Jacki Ranalli, Nick Reggie, John Remijan, Mark Reninger, Kathryn Reno, Elizabeth Rezabek, Lee Richart, John Riggs, Roy Rogers, Jeff Roose, Stephen Rose, Charlotte 145 Molle tt- Rose Juniors 146 Juniors Rosen-Stmson Stanley, Don Stanton, Maureen Steele, Duane Steeves, Peter Steever, Jeff Steward, Deborah Stewart, Margaret Stinson, Diane Rosen, Karen Ross, Temple Rouse, Terry Ryan, Thomas Rybak, Jeff Ryding, Spring Santos, Reuel Schantz, Lia MU - i » Schneckenburger, Michael Schneegas, Lee Schroeder, Bonnie Schroer, Scott Schueler, Matthew Schwab, Mel Selman, Pat Seward, Ed fn ft m ft v , U Tick-Tick. Tick-Tick. Tick- Tick. B-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z. CRASH. Door opens. “Mary, its quarter till sev- en. If you don ' t get up now, you ' ll never have time to eat and make the bus.’’ “Why didn ' t you wake me up? Now I don’t have time to do my hair, and I can ' t go to school looking like this. " Crisis struck and many were left finding the fastest route from the bus to any- where inside the high school where they could add the fi- nal touches to their hair and wardrobe before the morn- ing bell. One of the most common areas used was the bath- room, but some junior girls found that the locker room was a better option since there was more room to ap- ply make-up without bump- ing elbows and more electri- cal outlets available for curl- ing irons. “Oh please, can I use your curling iron real quick?’’ “Sure, but you hair looks great.” “Who are you kidding?” — Brenda Magnetti CONSCIOUS OF DETAILS, Junior Kim Zimmerman adds the final touches to her hair. Many girls can usually be found in the bathroom adding lip gloss or blush for the " last " time before the morning bell sounds at 8:00. Shabi, Shelly Shearhod, Shellie Shinabarger, Lynn Shinabarger, Leigh Roy Sieger, John Sienkowski, Scott Simmons, Cathy Skinner, Mike ft V - until bell Skolak, Lancer Smith, Doug Smith, Todd Soliday, Dave Sorenson, Kennith Speckhard, Mary Sperry, Laura Spriggs, Michelle Footrace Stokes, Scott Stout, Jeff Stout, Mike Stratton, Sheila Strehler, Chuck Such, Dawn Sutter, Steve Swiderski, Pam Talmadge, Darrell Teffertiller, Michelle Teffertiller, Richard Thayer, Vicki Thomas, Rebecca Thompson, Allen Thompson, Kay Timmons, Scott Tincher, Ken Tressler, Eugene Tressler, Rosanne Troup, James Trusky, Tom Tucker, Dawn Tucker, Jeff Ullery, Roberta Uriss, Kris Urschel, Danielle Valette, Nicki Vanblaricum, Scott Vangel, Stephan Varela, John Vasko, Ken Vaughn, Laurie Vendl, Tami Venekamp, Jeff Vocke, David Walsh, Kevin Wargo, Dennis Warner, Heather Watson, Drew Weichert, Dawn Weiler, Jackie Westbrook, Tammy Wheeler, Christine Whyle, Dave Wiencken, Linda Williams, Ray Willis, Doug Willis. Rhonda Withrow, Jeff Wittlinger, Todd Worden, Patty Wright, Kathy Wright, Mark Young, Dean Youngjohn, Tom Youngmark, Wendy Zerby, Debbie Zimmerman, Kathy Zimmerman, Kim Zombick, Shawn 147 Stokes-Zombick Juniors Sophomores begin long climb to top of the ladder Adney, Stephen Ahlbrand, Lisa Ahlgrim, Melissa Ailes, Nikki Alexa, Cathy Alexander, Bob Allen, Donna Allen, Krista gether for some group spir- it,” added Vice-President Karla Doelling. Most of the year, the sophomore class spent time discovering and adjusting to the contrasts between the junior highs and VHS. Some admitted that they were not used to walking in the crowded hallways, trying to locate classrooms and being able to eat lunch off of real plates with real silverwear. “The classes are harder here and more concentrat- ed in each individual area,” claimed sophomore Mike Patrick. " The upperclass- men are a big influence and you always feel that the teachers really want to help.” The sophomore arrives home late in the night. He’s tired, but he knows he must become accustomed to it and forget his weariness. A lone shadow forms on the wall in the shape of a person hunched over a desk com- pleting the last of the assign- ments due for the day to come. With a groan, the fi- gure closes his book and staggers off to bed in prep- aration for facing another busy school day. — Diane Philip Rummaging through his locker, the sophomore pauses to rub the sleep from his eyes as he prepares for another 6 Vi hours of class assignments, tests and so- cializing among friends. While walking down the hall, he reminds himself of club meetings, music rehearsals and sports activities he must attend which are all part of life at VHS. It’s the many activities that make high school life so special and yet so hard for the sophomores. Just when they had reached the top of the ladder in junior high, they found themselves climbing from the bottom up all over again. The sophomore class SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS — Missy Warheit. president; Karla Doelling, vice-president; Lynette Kennedy, secretary; Kellie Carmi- chael. treasurer. found that learning to mix in with one another made the journey up the ladder much easier. “It’s hard to break off from junior high groups into one big high school class,” said President Missy Warheit. “That’s why we wanted to plan new projects to try to make people more comfort- able with each other, ” stat- ed Warheit. “Or at least try to get students involved to- Allen, Sam Altenhof, Daryl Alvarez, Jason Anselm, Scott Antommaria, Andria Antommaria, Arthur Arthur, Joni Baker, Shelly Balia, Matthew Baltas, Christine Bamesberger, Fred Banks, Heather Bannec, Greg Barber, Jeff Barfell, Amy Barker, Michelle Bartelmo, Nancy Bauer, Karl Bauswell, Kathy Beach, Connie Beaudin, John Beeg, Emil Behagel, Cathy Benner, Tammy 148 Sophomores Adney-Benner Bennet, Chris Bennington, Misty Berkowski, Andy Berkshire, Jill Bernat, Sheri Bielich, Norma Biggs, Chris Biggs, Kim Bird, Mary Blackman, Brian Blackwell, Phillip Blanco, Amy Blasingame, Frank Boisson, Michael Bontrager, Brian Borth, Greg Bowen, Brett Bradney, Rhonda Brady, Scott Brandy, Jon Bretzinger, Sharon Brickley, Bridget Brown, Brigette Brown, Joe Brown, Julie Brown, Pete Brown, Susan Bruce, Mike Bunning, Gregg Burns, Jeannine Burns, Rita Butler, James Butterfield, Bob Byars, Susan Cain, Marty Campbell, KC Cannon, Curt Caputo, Roger Carey, Monika Carmichael, Kellie Casbon, Wendy Chambers, Sherry Chavez, Cindy Chester, Leigh Chiabai, Jeff Chilian, Erik Chrise, Keith Church, Mark Cifaldi, John Clark, Melissa Clifford, Doreen Clifford, Mary Cochran, Leslee Collins, Ken Conde, Stacy Cook, Kristin Cooke, Michael Coons, Arnie Copsy, Michelle Cornell, Brian Cornell, Jenny Cornett, John Costas, Marcy Cottrell, Phillip 149 Bennett-Cottrell Sophomores Cox, Mike Cozza, Lynette Cramsie, Heidi Czekaj, David Czekaj, Marie Damron, Millard Daniels, Melissa Davenport, Larry Day, Bill Defier, Melanie Degeneffe, Jeff DeMick, Kim Diaz, Raymond Dimitri, Jim Doelling, Karla Doering, Becky Doidge, Lisa Dorward, Paula Downs, Stacy Drake, John Dziadosz, Wally Eckert, Deena Ehrstein, Sara El-Naggar, Kareem Erlenbach, Bill Evans, Carolyn Fayard, Shawn Feola, Randy Ferngren, Audrey Ferrell, Donald Fetla, Edward Fidnarik, Jeff Fiegle, Rick Fifield, Christine Fisher, Greg Flude, Mary Flynn, Jerry Frank, Robert Fritz, James Garrett, Katy Garrison, Walter Gazdich, Cheryl Geer, Rena Geer, Tim Geiselman, Greg Geiss, Paul Gilmore, Kevin Given, Matt Glenn, Amy Goble, Pam Gold, Andy Gonzalez, Humberto 150 Sophomores Cox-Gortzalez Goodwin, Natalie Grabowski, Felicia Graham, Darby Greinke, Robyn Grenier, David Grivetti, Rae Gudino, Suzanne Haber, Matt Hagstrom, Vicki Hall, Rick Hanas, Charles Hanas, Sean Handley, Jeanne Harder, Diane Hardesty, Rhonda Harrington, Leanne Harris, Brian Harris, Darla Harris, Raymond Hartman, Ron Hartz, Nathan Hedges, Christie Heimberg, Cindy Heinold, Mike Henderson, Julie Henson, Tracy Herko, Matt Hernandez, Doug Herrick, Andrea Hicks, Randy Hines, Paul Hobson, Ronald Hofferth, Joe Hohl, Jennifer Holt, Doug Hood, Greg Hoover, Anji Horneker, Patrick Howard, Dana Howard, Hilary As for your shoes . . . “This is a sock. Some peo- ple don ' t know how to put on a sock. So, I ' m going to show you. Now these are high- quality, expensive socks. Some people just grab the top and yank. This rips the elastic fibers and ruins the sock. We want you to do it this way. First, roll the sock up between your thumbs. Slide the sock over your toes and up to your ankle. Now carefully unroll the sock to its full length ...” DISPLAYING HIS effective back- hand volley, sophomore John Wright scores in a table tennis tour- nament match during Mr. Dale Ci- ciora ' s P.E. class. Putting on one’s sock is just the first of many talents acquired throughout a soph- omore’s year in high school physical education classes. With the broad range of courses to choose from, the sophomores learned the techniques of sports quite different from the junior high curricular. And of course, along with learning the rules to various games, came the required responsi- bilities. “And as for your shoes — Diane Philip and Kevin Butterfield 151 Goodwin-Howard Sophomores Howard, Noel Hreha, Jeff Hubbard, Paul Huber, Ray Huber, Tracy Huffman, Meg Hughes, Tracey Hull. Mike Hunt, Beth Hutton, Michael Jackson, Joseph Jacobs, Jamie Jacobsen, Larry Jankowski, Paul Jankowski, Tammy Johansen, Mandy Johnson, Lori Johnson, Todd Johnston, Joe Jones, Dan Jones, John Joseph, Will Joyce, Charmaine Judson, Pamela Jungkuntz, Ted Kastor, Mary Keller, Bryan Kendrick, Gregg Kennedy, Lynette Kennelly, Bill Kickbush, John King, Nancy Kissinger, Dennis Kluth, Jennifer Kobak, Debbie Kolar, David Konrad, Kelly Korkus, Jim Kovalick, Kara Kraisinger, Rod Krause, Kathy Krebrich, Tammy Kuehl, David Lafferty, Holly Lake, Joe Larson, Randy Laterzo, Marc LaVoy, Lynne Lawrence, Steve Lee, Gloria Leetz, Mike Leffew, Todd Leininger, Cathy LeMay, Rob Linton , Debbie Lippens, Marc Lomas, Matt Long, Timann Looft, Carla Lott, Cindy Luecke, Mark Lyon, Tom Lyons, Jane Macapagel, Rino 152 Sophomores Howard-Macapagel The 3 p ' s of fashion: prairie, preppie and punk No one wants to be known as so-and-so ' s little sister or brother. To be just " one of the gang” or “another face in the crowd " is not all that appealing either. that was why creating a personal identity became an important and common goal among sophomores. One of the ways to acheive this was by relying on one’s appear- ance. Fashion was the key. Sophomores had many fads and crazes from which to choose including some from eras past. Styles in the spotlight were the three p ' s of high school fashion: prai- rie, preppie and punk. Ruffled blouses, petti- coats and denim skirts with leather belts made up the fashion referred to as " prai- rie.” It was created for those SURROUNDED BY fellow preppies, clarinetist sophomore Erik Chilian shows that the prep style was a fa- vorite among VHS band members. STYLISH " PUNK " FASHION, these checkered shoes and socks were among many types of footwear worn during the punk craze. OUT ON THE FARM or in English class, sophomore D ' Andrea Red- man proves that cowboy boots and prairie skirts can be worn almost anywhere. stylish girls who didn’t know what to do with their cow- boy boots left over from the “Urban Cowboy " craze. With little alligators pop- ping out everywhere, prep- pie became the collegiate look for both guys and gals. Argyle socks, pennyloafers, oxford shirts, sweaters and blazers completed the prep- pie wardrobe. Nora Murphy, a member of the J.V. girls ' basketball team, stated, “Athletes like the preppie style because it’s more the sporty look. It’s comfortable, not really dressy, btit not sloppy. " From Europe came for- eign exchange students and the punk craze: short- cropped hair, mini-skirts, gaudy earrings . . . The sky was the limit. " Punk gives you the chance to go crazy! " claimed sophomore " punker” Rae Grivetti. Thanks to fashion, each sophomore became as unique as " one in a million. " — Diane Philip GOING OVER A LESSON in Miss Debbie Fray ' s German class, sopho- more Audrey Schweighardt displays the complete punk look from head to toe. ON COLD WINTER DAYS, flautists sophomores Jill Rupnow and Susan Brown dress warmly in prairie and preppie fashions. 153 Fashion Feature Sophomores MacLennan, Jill Madden, Patrick Madura, Kim Maertz, Carl Manago, Dianne Markley, Brenda Marquez, Greg Marshall, Paul Marshall, Roger Martin, Jennifer Martin, Kelly Martin, Sherie Martz, John Massa, Steve Mathas, Stephanie Maxey, Scott Curfews: growing pains for sophs Dear David, You won ' t believe what happened to me last night! Remember when we were trying to think up an excuse for my coming home an hour late? And how I thought I had it all planned out on what to tell my par- ents by the time your broth- er dropped me off at home? Well, she did it to me again! My mother locked me out of the house! And she knows darn well I never carry my key with me. Well, I must have rung that stupid doorbell about fifty times. She finally came to the door to inform me that I would have to sleep in the van. Do you believe it? She wanted me to actually sleep in the van! Then, she said ‘good night’ and went up- stairs to bed. Well, I wasn’t going to put up with that, so I decided to climb up the trellis to my bedroom window. And you know What? My father put in the storm window while I was gone and I couldn’t get in! Luckily my sister, Susie, came home late from her date and she let me in the house with her key. Boy did we both get it this morning from Dad! Susie ' s grounded and last night was my “final warning”. Curfews are so dumb. How am I supposed to enjoy myself when I’m out with friends and I have to keep checking the time every five minutes to see if I’ll make it home on time? Oh shoot, my teacher ' s looking! Hope you had bet- ter luck than I had! Love ya, Jenny — Diane Philip ENJOYING THEMSELVES at a pizza parlor, sophomores Tracy Huber and Mary Flude know to watch the time in order to be home before curfew. McCarthy, Scott McCullough, Malinda McDonald, Brian McDonald, Patrick McGill, Julie McMichael, David McQuillan, Blaine McQuillan, Nora Mesches, Jason Meyer, Melissa Meyer, Sara Meyer, Tricia Meyers, Lisa Miller, Brian Miller, Jim Miller, Phillip Miller, Rachel Minchuk, Nocha Mings, Randy Mohnach, Lynn Molitoris, Paul Moody, Ray Moore, Mike Murphy, Jenny 154 Sophomores MacLennan-Murphy Murphy, Nora Nelson, Kari Nelson, Mark Newhard, Mike Newlin, David Niland, Jamie Norton, Jennie Nuechterlein, Laura Nuest, Amber Oestreich, Fred Palm, Sharon Parker, Paul Pastor, Patrick Patrick, Kelley Patrick, Mike Peck, Dave Peddle, Harvey Peloso, Wendy Pessmeg, Brad Peyton, Jim Piazza, Tim Pikula, Rob Polarek, Jim Polite, Gina Prahlow, Tim Prassas, Freeda Probasco, Eric Pullins, Dale Pullins, Todd Radar, Julie Ray, Robert Razus, Chris Reardon, Mike Redman, D ' Andrea Reeder, Diana Reggie, Lisa Reschke, Kristen Resh, John Rettinger, Nathan Rheinholtz, Angie Rising, Robin Robinson, Pat Rodman, Kristin Ronco, Jack Rouch, Bill Rowe, Vickie Rumford, Regina Runk, Toy Ann Rupnow, Jill Saltzman, Bob Sandberg, Chris Sanford, Linda 155 Murphy-Sanford Sophomores Santos, Pam Schmoll, Nathan Schuck, Cindy Schultz, Jennie Schweighardt, Audrey Schwinkendorf, Brenda Scoggins, Daniel Scott, Kathy Seward, Debbie Sexton, Marybeth Sherrick, James Shobe, Sandra Shupe, Cindy Sienkowski, Kevin Simmons, Dina Sims, Jody Sirovica, Kristina Slater, Kris Smith, Mike Soliday, Matt Sormaz, Gordana Spejewski, Debbie Spencer, Gary Stanczak, Lisa I ' m a Valpo girl Kim and Buffy: a day in the lives of two sophs ‘ ' Hi, Kim!” “Hi, Buffy. Do you know where my geometry book is?” “Uh . . . yes, I do. I used it 6th hour.” “Oh, okay. How was your day?” “Busy! 1st hour I took a test — I had no idea it was today! Like, I’m sure I flunked it. 2nd hour Jeff and Todd vegetated all hour and it’s like, I had no one to talk to, you know. 3rd hour ...” “Buffy, whose sweater is this?” " Andy ' s.” “Why is Andy ' s sweater in our locker?” “I don ' t know. " " Are these my socks?” " Yes.” “What are they doing in Andy ' s sweater?” “How should I know? " Are you going home right now?” “No, I have band rehears- al at 2:45. Don’t you have to catch a bus?” “No, I have to stay for a pep club meeting. So you ' re still in band. huh. Are you still playing the . . . that . . . that thing ...” “It’s called a French Horn and I’ve been playing it for four years.” " Oh.” “How did you do on your Chemistry test?” " Please Kim, I’m trying to have a good day today. What are you doing after the game Friday night?” “Going to Shakey’s.” " What about the dance?’ ‘‘Haven’t been asked yet.” " Oh Kim, do you want me to fix you up with some- one?!” " NO!!!” " You don’t have to yell.” " Hey, that guy just said ‘hi’ to you.” “HE DID?!” “What’s his name? Isn’t he a senior?” “I don’t know! But I’m go- ing to find out . . . Bye Kim! " " See you tomorrow, Buffy!” — Diane Philip “I like getting to know the juniors and seniors. What makes my day is when an upperclass- man greets me and rec- ognizes who am. " — Kellie Carmichael “I ' m surprised that I get along with the up- perclassmen. The kids here are a lot nicer be- cause they’re more grown up. They pick on me, but I know they’re only teasing. ’’ — Mike Patrick 156 Sophomores Santos-Stanezak Stasierowski, Gary Steele, Shannon Steindler, Tina Stevenson, Kathy Stewart, Sandy Stokes, Eric Stone, Ray Strohl, Richard Strong, Jenny Sullivan, Tim Susdorf, Todd Sutton, Steve Swanson, Jeanne Swiderski, Patti Testa, Laura Thiry, Jenny Timmens, Jason Tolin, Peter Tonner, Mark Toth, Mark Traycoff, Tom Troman, Donna Tsung, Steve Tuesburg, Kent Vaca, Gabriel Vaka, Chris Van Syoc, Jeff Varela, Jennifer Vas, Victoria Vass, Dan Veatch, Jeff Vernich, Mickey Villeneuve, Ron Wagonblast, Scott Walker, John Wallace, Mike Walls, Erich Walters, Barb Warheit, Missy Waseman, John Washburn, Rhonda Welch, Shari Whalls, Judy Wheele, Brenda Wheeler, Ruth White, Brad White, Karen White, Shaun Wiegand, Carolyn Williams, Elizabeth Wills, Scott Wilson, Kelly Wojcik, Brad Wojtena, Maria Womacks, Barb Wood, Jeff Woodruff, Jeff Woodville, John Workman, Matt Wright, Jason Wright, John Yohe, Jerry Young, Kelly Zierz, Peter 157 S tasiero wskt-Zierz Sophomores MR. R. JAMES RISK serves as both superintendent of Valparaiso Com- munity Schools and as a member of the school board. Question No I: How Many Credits Needed To Graduate? a)32 b)35 c)38 “This hurts me more than it does you, " was probably not what one heard as he or she was unlucky enough to be assigned to Saturday Class by an administrator. But by doing so the school official was applying one of the new school policies. Changes in policy were made on the recommenda- tions of the North Central Association after its visit in Spring 1982. Saturday Class was cre- ated to be a lesser form of punishment to those stu- dents who would otherwise be suspended. According to Principal Garth Johnson, some new policies, such as the drug re- habilitation program, were formed to benefit the stu- dents. This program allowed a first time drug offender to remain in school while going to a meeting once a week for six weeks at Porter Starke Services for counseling and reform. Although this program was on a one year trial basis, Superintendent R. James Risk was optimisitc that it would become a permanent alternative to instant expul- sion. Affecting the Class of 1985 was the new gradu- ation policy which requires 35 credits to graduate from VHS instead of the 32 re- quired in the past. Also, students must com- plete a full four year (eight semesters) term. This elimi- nates early release time for second semester seniors. ‘‘Graduation changes were detailed,” Mr. Risk commented. “We build our requirements on the founda- tion set by the Department of Instruction and the North Central Association.” All of this year’s changes in graduation requirements are only temporary, howev- er. According to Principal Johnson, in a few years the General Board of Education for the State of Indiana plans to raise the number of cred- its needed to graduate to 38. When asked his feelings about the planned changes, Mr. Johnson replied, “Our board made graduation re- quirements stiff, but the state is making them even stiffer!” — Glenn Tucker SCHOOL BOARD — Front Row: Mr Arnold E. Brown, pres; Mrs. Janet Hart. Back Row: Mr. Robert W. Ma- lackowski. v. pres; Mr. James D. Christy; Dr. Robert L. Koenig, sec. IN HIS LAST YEAR as principal of Flint Lake Elementary School, Mr. Myron C. Knauff also fills the posi- tion of assistant superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools. 158 Administration 04 ORGANIZING THE MASTER sched- ule, hiring teachers, and planning graduation ceremonies are a hand- ful of the duties of Principal Garth Johnson SOPHOMORE ATTENDANCE and discipline problems are among As- sistant Principal C.J. Doane ' s var- ious responsibilities. SATURDAY CLASS and Junior Sen- ior discipline problems are just a few of Assistant Principal Robert Sutton ' s tasks. PERFORMING ONE OF HIS many duties as boys ' athletic director, Mr. C.J. Doane distributes flyers at a home football game. H 159 Administration Mr. Kurt Anderson, Art Department Chair- man, IPS Chairman Mr. John Angyus, Vocational Machine Trades. VICA Sponsor Mr. Ben Austin, Science. IPS and V.A.L.P.O Committees. Gaming Club Sponsor Mrs. Cheryl Bagnall, Home Economics Mrs. Anne L. Baker, Social Studies Mrs. Nancy Bender, Social Studies, Girls ' Golf Coach. Domestic Exchange Sponsor, For. Exch. Club Co-Sponsor Mrs. Jan Bergeson, Science Miss Elaine Bever, Guidance. For. Exch. Club Co-Sponsor, V.A.L.P.O. Committee Mr. Charles E. " Skip” Bird, English. Boys ' Swimming Coach Dr. William Boyle, Science Department Chairman. Student Council Sponsor. Student Faculty Senate. Intramural Football Ms. Liz Brown, Media Specialist Mr. Bernard A. Butt, Choir, Girls ' Glee, Swing Choir Mr. Robert Cain, Art. Boys ' Golf Coach. IPS Committee Mrs. Donna Calzacorto, Business Mr. Dale Ciciora, Physical Education. Girls ' Varsity Basketball Coach, FCA Co-Sponsor Mrs. Katherine Clark, English, V.A L.P.O Committee Chairperson Mr. Zane Cole, Industrial Arts. J.V. Baseball Coach, J.V. Football Mrs. Dawn Collins, P.V.E. Mr. Skip Collins, English. Varsity Boys ' Bas- ketball Coach. FCA, Boys ' Cross Country Coach Mrs. Judy Commers, Business, DECA Spon- sor 160 Faculty Anderson-Commers Mr. John Cook, English, Wrestling Coach, Ass ' t. Varsity Football Coach Mr. Terry Cox, Industrial Arts, Ass’t. Varsity Football Coach Mr. Don Dick, Guidance Director Mr. Glen Ellis, Math, Intramural Basketball Sponsor, Convocations Director, IPS Com- mittee % tr Miss Mara Fiegle, Math Miss Debbie Fray, German, Girls ' Junior High Track Coach, IPS Committee Mrs. Betty Gambel, English Mr. Charles Geiss, Spanish, Ass’t. Varsity Baseball Coach Teachers hit the road Just as Christopher Co- lumbus traveled the rough seas to arrive in the New World, several VHS teachers ventured from their native habitat to conquer new hori- zons. Besides teaching at VHS, these roaming instructors traveled to Thomas Jeffer- son or Ben Franklin Junior High Schools. Because they were needed at these schools for different hours, these teachers did not have the option of choosing the time or the place in which they were to teach. Although at first she was not fond of traveling, Debbie Fray first year German teacher at T.J. and second and third year teacher at VHS stated, “I like traveling now; it seems to break up the day nicely.” Mr. Bernard Butt, choir di- rector for VHS and the junior high schools, added, " I like having the chance to teach at both levels because it is neat to see the growth that takes place between the ju- ONE OF SEVEN traveling teachers. Choir Director Bernard Butt pre- pares to go to B.F Junior High. nior high and high school years.” Both VHS and the junior highs are comparable in their basic class structure. However, according to Mrs. Donna Gray who teaches eighth grade history at B.F. and Economics at VHS, the methods which were used at each level were somewhat varied. “In dealing with eighth graders a teacher has to adjust his expectations to compensate for the stu- dent ' s age.” Adjusting t o a different en- vironment sometimes was hard, and traveling became a hassle. However, Mrs. Gray stated, “People from both schools were very ac- comodating because they understood the problems we faced.” Miss Debbie Fray ad- ded, “Both schools are very nice to work for.” Finally, these teachers agreed that although travel- ing presented a few prob- lems, the experience of teaching subjects in their field at these various levels was well worth it. — Suzie Nagel 161 Cook-Geiss Faculty Grads glad to assume teacher role at VHS veloped as they are today. “We did not have individual teams which competed with other schools. Instead we were all put into one big group to compete against each other.” explained Miss Walsh. Even though those days of Elvis Presley, ponytails, bob- by-socks, and leather jack- ets have long since passed, these former graduates of Valparaiso High School still have their own memories of the way VHS used to be. — Suzie Nagel CROWNED 1961 King of Hearts. Skip Collins is currently a teach- er and coach at VHS. Mr. Dean Gerber, Learning Center Director, IPS and V.A.L.P.O. Committees. VHS Coor- dinator for VU Ed 105 V Mrs. Donna Gray, Social Studies Think back to the days of yesteryear when T-Birds were the car, saddle shoes were keen and Skip Collins reigned as King of Hearts. These days may seem long ago, but for nine teach- ers who graduated from VHS they seemed like yesterday. Although after graduation most students pursued a ca- reer elsewhere, these facul- ty members went back to their alma mater. “I think it had always been my goal to return to VHS and teach.” commented Mr. Glen Ellis, who graduated in 1949. Mr. Pat Murphy (Class of ’61) added, “I have always liked the community and the teachers at Valpo. Although I was given other job offers, I elected to stay here.” In addition to Murphy and Ellis several other alumni also returned to VHS to teach. They included: Charles E. “Skip” Bird, 1958; Zane Cole, 1964; Skip Collins, 1961; Wayne Lich- tenberger, 1975; Martin Mill- er, 1941; John Pinkerton, 1963; and Nancy Walsh, 1955. Because many years had elapsed since their gradu- ation, numerous changes had taken place. “We did not enjoy the freedom which students now have, such as being able to walk around with pop during the day or voicing our opinions about most matters. We were told what to do and we just did it. " said Miss Walsh. Mr. Ellis added that the major difference he encoun- tered was, “Today the cur- riculum is much more ex- panded and the students are given more choices about which classes they wish to take. When I attended high school everyone took the same things.” Not only had the classes changed but many of the ex- tracurricular activities also differed. “The girls’ sports which were offered at the time were not nearly as de- Ms. Vella Greco, Business. Domestic Ex- change Co-sponsor Mrs. Brenda Green, Business Mr. Jerry Hager, P.V.E.. J.V. Boys’ Tennis Coach Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, English. V-Teens Sponsor 162 Faculty Gerber- Hall 163 Heckman - Miller Faculty 1 V v Mrs. Jean Heckman, English, NHS Co-spon- sor. IPS Committee Dr. John Helms, Latin, Latin Club Sponsor Mrs. Doris Hildreth, Dental Health, Health Occupations, VICA Mr. Jack B. Hildreth, Guidance Counselor Mrs. Beth Hirschy, Science Mrs. Elizabeth Hocevar, French Mr. Mark Hoffman, Health, Physical Educa- tion, Head Varsity Football Coach, Ass t Boys’ Track Coach, Strength Coach Mrs. Judy Hollar, English Mr. Frank Horvath, Vocational Education, VICA Sponsor Mr. David Kenning, Electronics, VICA. Audito- rium Sound and Light Crew Sponsor, J.V. Girls ' Basketball Coach Mr. Lance F. Leach, Business, Junior Class Sponsor, Business Dept. Chairman Mrs. Judith Lebryk, English. J.V. Girls ' Tennis Coach, Tennis Intramurals, NHS Co-sponsor, Quiz Bowl Sponsor, English Dept. Chairperson Mr. Wayne Lichtenberger, Industrial Arts, Ju- nior High Track Coach, Ass ' t. Junior High Football Coach Mrs. Brenda Lott, Social Studies. IPS Com- mittee Mrs. Patricia Mack, Math Mrs. Joan Mahoney, Spanish Mr. Wesley Maiers, Math, Foreign Exchange Club Sponsor Mrs. Ellen Mays, P.V.E., YARC Sponsor Mr. James McMichael, Guidance Counselor Mr. Martin Miller, Social studies. IPS Com- mittee Faculty members double as club sponsors SPONSOR: one who as- sumes responsibility for a group. This dictionary defini- tion does little justice to those 22 teachers who gave their time to keep clubs run- ning. This group was under the supervision of Assistant Prin- cipal Robert Sutton, Direc- tor of student activities. Along with the other respon- sibilities of this position, he was in charge of the organi- zation of new clubs and sponsors. ‘‘A Faculty member’s job is so much more enjoyable when he gets involved,” Mr. Sutton explained. In her fifth year of spon- soring V-Teens, Mrs. Eliza- beth Hall expressed that the major role she and other sponsors, played was that of meeting supervisor. Clubs elect student officers that run most of the meetings, but the sponsors are there to oversee all club activities. “I just help the girls do what they want,” said Hall. “Life has proven that a person who gets involved in student activities does bet- ter in life . . . teachers also,” said Sutton. — Glenn Tucker V-TEENS SPONSOR Elizabeth Hall reviews former club activities with program chairperson Stephanie Brown. Mr. Robert Miller, Band Director, Orchestra Director, Director of Bands and Music for Grades 7-12. Mr. Richard Mitchell, Math, Ass ' t. Varsity Football Coach Mr. Patrick Murphy, Social Studies, Varsity Baseball Coach, Ass ' t. Varsity Football Coach, J.V. Football Coach Mr. George Nash, Valparaiso Community Schools Foods Service Director, Commercial Food Service Ms. Alice Noble, Speech and Theatre. Drama Club, Thespians Mrs. Willa Nuppnau, Physical Ed.. Girls Varsi- ty Track Coach, Intramural Tennis and Bowl- ing Sponsor Mr. John Pinkerton, English Mr. Mark Preston, Industrial Arts Mr. Daniel Pritchett, Band Director, Math, Jazz Ensemble and Studio Band Director Mr. Robert Punter, Math, J.V. Basketball Coach. Ass ' t. Varsity Track Coach Mr. Arthur Rasmussen, Chemistry. Boys ' Track and Field. Pool Director Mr. Sid Reggie, History 164 Faculty R Miller-Reggie 165 Faculty Reuter-Zimmerman Miss Dianne Reuter, Science, JV Volleyball Coach, Nature Study Area Director Mr. Lewis Rhinehart, Foreign Language Chairman, German, Driver’s Ed., Sophomore Basketball Coach Mr. Don Scott, Math Mrs. Cynthia Stalbaum, Business OEA Spon- sor Mr. Charles Stanier, Social Studies Mrs. Mary Kay Stephan, Home Economics Chairman, Cheerleading Sponsor Mr. Virgil Sweet, Physical Ed. Chairman. In- tramurals Director Mrs. Lori Cook (Walker), Physical Ed., Varsity and Intramural Gymnastics Coach PARTICIPATING IN PEP CLUB ' S Hawaiian Day. Mr. Skip Bird supports the varsity foot- ball team during Spirit Week. Miss Nancy Walsh, Physical Ed., Girl’s Sports Director Ms. Linda White, Math Chairman, Intramural Skiing Sponsor Miss Ruth Williamson, Business. Junior Class Sponsor Mrs. Gloria Zimmerman, English Journalism, Valenian and Viking Press Adviser, Quill and Scroll Sponsor CAFETERIA STAFF — Front Row: Lillian Swickard, Pat Forsythe, Ren- ate Tucker. Ann Abraham, Betty Ni- chols, Sally Stewart, Wilma Luther, June Buck, Fern Lowe, Judy Carter, Audrey Hartman, Barbara Homan, Georgia Prowant. Back Row:Leah Henriques, Dawn Douglas. Claire Baldwin, Bonnie Doelling, Marty Fetla, Deloris Martin, Marion Oster- hout, Vivan Breen, Betty Buch- meier, Pat Wright. Joan Stom- baugh, Lois Bruder, Christa Tichy. These women prepare lunches daily for students at VHS. MRS. VIVIAN BREEN slices meat for lunch the following day. TEACHER AIDES — Front Row: Mrs. Alice Schaffer, Mr. Ernest Knapp, Mrs. Jane Layman. Back Row: Mrs. Sharon Nuppnau, Mrs. Nancy Brown, Mrs. Mary Rybak. MOPPING, DUSTING, and other chores occupy custoidan Ruth Hen- derson. 166 Faculty Staff Mrs. Margaret Sorensen, Treasurer Mrs. Billie Stordeur, Main Office Secretary Mrs. Rachel West, Athletic Office Secretary 167 Faculty Bar anowskt- Wes t On the 8th day God created Laundry Day ' If you happened to be in the hallway between the boys and girls lockers room facing South, your right ear would have heard a little man yelling ‘Laundry Day ' , and your left ear would have heard a jolly woman crying ‘Watch out’. The people be- hind these voices were known to every student who passed through VHS as “Mrs. Rybak” and " Ernie.” Assigning lockers and locks, distributing gym clothes, handing out towels, and laundering the clothes filled the 30 hour work week for Mrs. Mary Rybak and Er- nest Thomas Knapp. Both Rybak and Knapp said they enjoyed their work because it allowed them to meet many people. “I would say the kids and I get along pretty well,” said Ernie. “The trick is, you have to like people. If you don’t, this isn ' t the job for you,” he AS PART OF HIS daily routine, Ernie Knapp distributes gym clothes to junior Doug Gray. continued. Being around students all day, Mrs. Rybak got to hear all that went on throughout the school. “The things you hear about most are boy- friend problems, " she commmented. In the summer, Ernie ran the locker room for those who wished to go swimming, while Mrs. Rybak stayed home and enjoyed her fam- ily. “I’m a nervous person,” Ernie said. “I must be around people. I’m 71 years old, and if I just sat around at home all day, I ' d go crazy!” “The teachers are terrif- ic,” confessed Mrs. Rybak. " I’ve come to love every one of them,” she added. Ernie explained that the phys. ed. teachers make him feel important. " When- ever Mr. Sweet brings in visi- tors he says ‘This is Ernie. He runs the place.”’ — Suzie Nagel and Glenn Tucker Mrs. Marilyn Hayes, Guidance Secretary Mrs. Leah Henriques, Food Service Cost Analyst Mrs. Alice Krueger, Library Secretary Mrs. Sharon Nuppnau, Career Center Director Mrs. Susan Peloso, Main Office Secretary Mrs. Marjorie Baranowski, Library Aide Mrs. Patricia Benton, Attendance Secretary Mrs. Rosemary Butt, Attendance Secretary Mrs. Edie Gee, Registrar Mrs. Judy Hawes, Food Service Secretary 168 Ads Division AT THE RECENTLY constructed Loop Skating Rink, workers Jamie Broadhurst and Gene Honcher assist a younger skater. ALTHOUGH THE ECONOMY made jobs scarce, some students still managed to find work. Senior Kurt Knoernschild works 20 hours a week as a bag boy at Costas. ACROSS FROM THE County Seat Mall, Plaza Place offered a variety of stores for those who preferred to do their shopping in town. Businesses survive economy Whether we liked it or not, advertising was a fact of life. We were literally picked apart from the clothes we wore to the hamburger we ate, as advertisers fought to con- vince us that their toothpaste had sex appeal, or that it really made a difference whether or not the shampoo we used on our hair had essence of neutral henna. Some companies used catchy jingles to emphasize the appeal of their product, which soon became as ingrained in the memories of every student as the latest hit single. Although many were not aware of it, there was a local ordinance passed banning flashing signs along Lincoln- way, since they “distracted drivers " . No matter what the reason behind it, most people agreed that it made the town look a little less " cheap”. Local advertising did get more sophisticated as the times changed, but it still managed to keep its hominess, wishing local athletes good luck, or featuring pictures of the employee of the week in newspaper ads. Even in the local advertising, one could catch a glimpse of the town’s split personality. — Kathryn A. Vocke 169 Ads Division HOPKIOO School of Self — Oef ense offering classes in: HQPKIOO TOl CHI x GSCRIMQ insf ructors Oan Pin kowski Gary Clyman - Ol M c Guckie cla sses Monday thru Saturday for information call between ll:OOa.m. and 9:OOp.m. 462-9899 204 G. L incolnuay, Valparaiso ♦no contracts — FaseVs Pizza: dining to please your palate MARTIN BINDER JEWELER, inc. Diamonds - watches - jewelry Phone 462-5931 23 LINCOLNWAY VALPARAISO. INO 46383 E Fasel ' s Rustic Inn offers pizza and a pleasant atmosphere for all you r dining needs. — Fasel’s Rustic Inn, 4 West U.S. Hwy 6, Valparaiso, 462-8415. b •4 VS V 170 Advertising Congratulations to the Class of ’83 Porter Cable Company 153 Telephone South Washington (219) Street 464-2288 Try Greek’s Pizzeria for delicious pizza and fast, friendly service. — Greek’s Pizzeria, 454 South Greenwich, Valparaiso, IN, 462- 9303, and 151 E. US. Hwy 6, 462-8282. 171 Advertising I- Special desserts for special people at Baskin’s (•ituMif WimttLari y« I 111 II i ' IIIhK l« T» i !■ »% HUkVUbHit Vl IN.- I M =- 1 o ' j Baskin Robbins employees Kris- tin Koskey, Frieda Medema, and Sarah Miller prove that special people always deserve special desserts. — Baskin Robbins, 222 Lincoinway, Valparaiso, 462-5613. f ft 172 Advertising VenTcfeebi The largest and most complete home center in this area 256 S. Washington Valparaiso 462-6184 or 769-4007 Junior Kim Hayes shows off one of the sportier models available at Hayes Auto Center 1252 W Lincolnway, Valparaiso, 462- B415. W.V ' ' ? ’ ■ v»v« VA ' Acquainting a customer with La Grande Trunk ' s contemporary fashions is senior Cheri Van- Keppel. La Grande Trunk, 705 Calumet, Valparaiso, 464-7894. h m 173 Advertising YtK V k. s V T 7] Bartholomew’s: a distinguished community service , Ckr lrpk di U Bartholomew ' s Funeral Home has been serving the community for over 50 years. — Bartholo- mew ' s Funeral Home, 102 Mon- roe St., 462-4103. Our policy is to make yoy look and feel good!! At County Seat • Valparaiso, IN • 465-1525 174 Advertising ' i ititf 0uk Village “PIZZA PIE " " BEVERAGES “ " SUPPA " " SALADS " " SANDWICHES " 200 BILLINGS STREET (OFF CALUMET BY THE WATER TOWER) VALPARAISO, INDIANA " WE DELIVER " CALL 462-9700 S ' OA OAAy OtUk HOURS 4:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. Tues.. Wed., Thurs. 4:00 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. Fri. Sat. 3:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. Sunday — Closed Monday — THE PINES SKI AREA 674 N. Meridian Valparaiso 462-4179 Wallpaper World carries a huge assortment of paint and wallco- verings for your home. — Wall- paper World, 2812 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, 462-1104. 175 Advertising Serving the Valparaiso community for 67 years KIWANIS PRESIDENT Chuck Walker accepts donations for the annual Peanut Day. Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso — Journalism Summer Workshop Scholarship — Kiwanis Indiana Police Career Camp — Foreign Exchange Student Award — Domestic Exchange Program — Band and Orchestra Camp — Fred Waring Scholarship — UHS Scholarship Fund — Boys’ State Award — Girls’ State Award 176 Advertising ALL YOU CARE TO EAT 7 DAYS A WEEK! MERRILLVILLE • VALPARAISO • PORTAGE Nf.XT TO CENTURY MALI COUNTY SCAT PLA2A PORT AGt COMMONS S O 769-4204 464 7343 762-8555 •ASK ABOUT OUR PARTY PACKS REGULAR MENU ALWAYS AVAILABLE 21 DIFFERENT KINDS— PIZZA PIZZA •CHICK’N SUPER SPUDS PASTA SALAD BAR ' LOTS MORE 177 Advertising Congratulations , Nobody Else Could Do It Better McDonald’s of Valparaiso congratulates Kris Grube — Valparaiso High School McDonalds ns2 all American high school rand -m t S ALPO MS. ™ I " ' Donalds A member of the 1982 McDonald’s All-American High School Band 1701 East Lincolnway 2002 Calumet Avenue m I McDonald ' s I ■ i® 178 Advertising Taking careful aim during his archery class, junior Lancer Skolak tries for a bull ' s-eye. Blythe ' s Sport- ing Goods, 2180 N. Calu- met Avenue, Valparaiso, 462-4412. BROWN’S ICE CREAM PARLOR 57 Monroe Valparaiso 464-4141 Holly’s Shop Fine quality country-style or traditional gifts for the special people in your life 464-9966 72-74 Lincolnway Valparaiso 179 Advertising 180 Advertising (Above) Even the hardiest of skaters finds himself needing a periodic pit stop at the Loop ' s snack bar. (Far right) With arms out- stretched for balance, these girls begin an- other revolution around the floor. (Right) Loop Skating Center employee Gene Honchar and Jamie Broadhurst lend a hand to a young skater on her trip around the floor. (Below) Taking a break in the Loop ' s well stocked ar- cade provides relief for weary skaters. (Lower Right) With music playing in the background, skaters rythmically round the turn. THE LOOP SKATING CENTER 2301 Valley Drive 462-7100 Valparaiso Area malls: cure for weekend blahs It’s raining, it’s cold, and you’re bored out of your mind. Sound famil- iar? Often this situation resulted in a variety of alternatives, all of which were available at Valparaiso area malls. Ever-expanding, the County Seat area of northern Valparaiso offered a wide selection for diverse tastes. First- run movies were always available at the Cinema VI Theaters, an ever ready stand-by for the relief of Saturday night blahs. After a movie, Shakey ' s, Godfa- ther ' s, and Little Caesar ' s put pizza within walking distance. Across from the County Seat shop- ping center was a smaller locale of bu- sinesses. Blythe’s Sporting Goods pro- vided broth archery and pistol ranges along with their colossal assortment of sporting goods. Farther down the line, The Arcade dispensed video madness for the Pac-Man inclined. Crowning the list of these super sell- ers was the sprawling behemoth of Southlake. Situated in Merrillville, Southlake Mall presented 140 diversi- fied merchants to take every dime you had. Traveling west past Southlake on U.S. Highway 30, one would pass the popular Holiday Star Theater. Featur- ing the top names in stars and per- formers, the Holiday Star could bright- en up otherwise lifeless evenings. Southwest of the Holiday Star com- plex is Century Mall. Overshadowed by Southlake, Century Mall offered outlet stores and a less crowded approach to shopping. The Burlington Coat Factory, Montgomery Wards and Service Mer- chandise highlighted this mall which had a resurgence of popularity. Although more of a district than a mall, our own downtown went through a few additions and changes. The de- molition of the Premier Theater pro- vided room for expansion for the newly named Indiana Federal. — Kevin Butterfield CONVENIENCE AND entertainment are the trademarks of the County Seat shopping center located on Valparaiso’s expanding north side. HEADLINING SUCH stores on Montgomery Ward’s and Service Merchandise, Century Mall appeals to those who appreciate the quieter as- pects of shopping. 181 Malls Feature Bowman Electronics stocks a fantastic array of stereos and electrical equipment. — Bowman Electronics, 504 Marquette, Valparaiso, 462-7933. Pricing merchandise is just one of the many jobs done by senior John Speckhard. a stockboy at Ribordy Drugs. — Ribordy Drugs, 1601 Calumet Ave., 462- 6171, and U.S. 30 (Cool- wood Plaza), 465-1586. 182 Advertising Official Photographer For VHS T use Kodak paper. fr! For good lookinq portraits Root helps you to remember . ROOT photographers • 1131 W. Sheridan • Chicago • 312-761-5500 (Upper left) Frigid fall Friday nights were of- ten spent sitting in the bleachers watching the varsity football team compile a 4-6 record for 1982. (Above) Sophomore Mike Leetz strides forward with determination during his conference cross country meet. (Left) Super fan Mr. Stu Glenn donned his Viking helmet and took up his megaphone to help lead the cheers at home football games. 183 Advertising Inman ' s Bowling offers league bowling as well as video games and fine food. — Inman’s Bowl- ing 711-13 Calumet Ave., Val- paraiso 462-1300. INMi-u-. BOWLING FREE mm Junior Duane Steele surveys the wide assortment of stereos available at Casbon Electric Co. — Casbon Electric Co., 123 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, 462- 4194. 18 HOLE BARNYARD GOLF WRIGHTS BARNYARD Family Fun Amusement Centers Wright ' s Barnyard — Valpo 1050 HORSEPRAIRIE AVENUE VALPARAISO, IN 1 Block South of Bridge-Vu Theatre 184 Advertising CAROL ’S HALLMARK — more than just birthday cards Open 24 hours f ( BIG BOY FAMILY RESTAURANTS America’s No. 1 Full Service Family Restaurants Try our soup and salad bar 185 Advertising For a weekend brunch or an elaborate evening. Strongbow Inn serves all of your dining needs Strongbow Inn, U.S. Hwy 30 E., Valparaiso, 462-5121. An elegant tradition of fine family dining Senior Jeff Golding stocks the shelves with sporting equipment for spring. — The Athlete’s LockerRoom, 2911 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, 464-4478. 186 Advertising m i5 fLMD LS WKES Sotvitnr SlUuit WTTuvct “ n HVCl(» " •tSW-Uu. ■ « Dairy Queen employee Tom Schroeder serves up the tradi- tional sundaes along with Dairy Queens Brazier foods. — Dairy Queen, 405 Roosevelt Rd., 462- 9643 and 3027 Calumet Ave., 462-4445. The “ BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 99 SALES - SERVICE NEW CARS • USED CARS • TRUCKS Porter County ' s Large Volume Dealer " SERVICE IS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE - NOT OURS " hal HEURING Cadillac l.S. Huy. . ' JO A Rt. 49 South - Valparaiso 462-1175 Bagging groceries is just one of the many friendly services pro- vided by Costas Foods employ- ee Glenn Tucker. — Costas Foods, 2800 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, 464-3671. 187 Advertising Mr. Jeff Medlen shows Senior Pat Dykes the Letter jackets available at Valpo Sports and Bil- liards. — Valpo Sports and Bil- liards, 6 Morgan Blvd., Valpar- aiso, 462-3811. THE LATEST TECHNIQUES IN STYLING CUTTING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 464-2733 Showing customers the latest in clothing and accessories is Mill- er ' s Mart employee Sue Miller. — Miller’s Mart, 1805 E. Lin- colnway, Valparaiso, 462-2711. 188 Advertising Tailor-made floral gifts for every occasion nr Browsing through one of the many floral arrangements on display at Schultz Floral is soph- omore Jennifer Schultz. — Schultz Floral, 2204 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, 464-8282. Juniors Dennis Wargo and Den- nis Nusbaum relax and enjoy the pizza at Ronnie’s Little Shack by the Track. — Ronnie ' s Little Shack by the Track, 908 Vi N. Washington, Valparaiso, 462- 9288. 189 Advertising n Aardema, John 61, 65. 122 Able. Martin Abraham, Mrs. Ann 166 Abraham, Michael 122 Abraham, Richard 64. 93. 122 Adkins, Becky 49 Adney, Steve 96, 148 Ahlbrand. Laura 122 Ahlbrand, Lisa 148 Ahlgrim. Chris 140. 148 Ahlgrim, Melissa Ailes, Nikki 83. 148 Albers, Andrew 100, 140 Albrecht, Donald 61, 81, 122 Alexa, Cathy 47. 65, 148 Alexander, Bob 78, 148 Allen, Bob 78, 140 Allen, Donna 118, 148 Allen, Krista 73, 148 Allen, Robert Allen, Sam 88, 148 Allison, Jamie 113, 122 Altenhof, Daryl 148 Alvarez, Jason 148 Amundsen, Kristen 102, 113, 122 Andamasaris, James 122 Anderson, Carol 140 Anderson, Kenneth 61, 122 Anderson, Mr. Kurt 39, 150 Angyus, Mr. John 160 Annen, Edward 47, 140 Anomanni, Daniel 108, 122 Anselm, Scott 100, 148 Anthony’s Inc. 174 Antommaria, Andria 91. 148 Antommaria, Armand 61. 122 Antommaria, Arthur 148 Armstrong, Fred 41, 81, 122 Armstrong, Jeff 122 Arthur, Joni 148 Arthur, Teri 41, 122 Asbury, Ralph Ashton, Mark 122 Athanson, Kurt 140 Atherton, Jeff 108. 140 Athlete ' s Lockeroom 186 Atwell, Traci 123 Augustine. Margery 123 Augustine. Megan 61, 123 Aungst. Steven 81. 123 Aurelio ' s of Valparaiso 175 Austin, Mr. Ben 72, 160 Auten, Patty 61, 78. 81, 123 Azar, George 4. 47, 123 Azar, Mike 47. 104, 140 Azar ' s 185 6 Bach, Chris 140 Baggs, Dan 123 Bagnall, Mrs. Cheryl 160 Baker, Mrs. Anne 160 Baker, Brad 123 Baker, Shelly 148 Baker, Teresa Baker, Tracy 47. 63. 123 Balboa. Adam 20, 123 Baldwin, Mrs. Claire 166 Balias, Matthew 104, 148 Ballard. Michele 123 Baltes, Christie 148 Bamesberger, Harry 148 Banks. Heather 46, 148 Bannec, Eric 20, 21. 47. 61, 63. 81. 122 Bannec. Greg 46, 49. 78. 79. 98. 148 Banos, Kenneth 123 Baranowski, Mrs. Marjorie 167 Barber, Jeff 46. 62. 148 Barfell, Amy 148 Barker, Kim 50. 51. 91, 107, 140 Barker, Michelle 148 Barnes. Jack Baron, Kelly 140, 144 Barone. Russ 105 Bartelman, David 140 Bartelmo, Mary 61, 113, 140 Bartholomew Funeral Home 174 Baskin Robbins 172 Bauer, Karl 78, 148 Bauswell, Kathy 148 Beach, Connie 148 Beach, Terry 140 Bean, John 140 Beaudoin, John 148 Beck. Chris 123 MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, a Duneland conference school, shows its support for the Vikings in the regional boys ' basketball tournament by sending two students to hang a sign in the main hallway of VHS. Index Beeg. Emil 148 Behagel. Cathy 148 Beiser, Dave 61, 104, 140 Bender. Mrs. Nancy 67, 160 Benner, Fred 62, 60, 123 Benner, Tammy 148 Bennett, Brent 14. 18. 51, 61. 65, 123 Bennett, Chris 149 Bennett. Matt 140 Bennington, Misty 149 Benton, Mrs. Patricia 167 Beresford. Kyla 140 Bergeson, Mrs. Jan 160 Bergstrom, Robert 81, 123 Berkowski, Andy 46, 49. 88, 149 Berkoski, Diana Berkshire. Jill 149 Berkshire. Tim 20, 123 Bernat, Lori 60, 61, 123 Bernat. Sherri 149 Bever, Miss Elaine 160 Bielich, Norma 83. 149 Big Elm ' s Barbecue 185 Biggerstaff. Tim 123 Biggs. Chris 149 Biggs. Kim 83, 149 Biggs, Steve 81. 140 Bihlman, Jeff 81, 140 Bilen, Carol 51. 140 Bilyeu, Jeff 123 Bird, Mr Charles " Skip " 96. 97. 160 Bird, Mary 149, 165 Birke. Bill 81. 140 Bisacky, Kim 91, 140 Bisacky, Tracy 123 Bittorf. Andrew 140 Bixler, Barb 123 Blackman, Brian 78, 149 Blackwell, Phillip 50, 51, 149 Blanco. Amy 149 Blanco, Bill 4. 123 Bland, Greg 105, 140 Blaney, Ray 94, 123 Blasingame, Frank 149 Blasingame, Tammy 140 Blossom, Randy 140 Blythes Sporting Goods 179 Boetel, Yvette 140 Boisson, Michael 149 Bol, Bonnie Bolde, Cathleen 61, 119, 140 Boling. Roger 43. 140 Bontrager. Brian 105. 149 Bontrager. Theresa 123 Bonzani, Kim Borchertmeyer. Diane 36. 123 Border, John Border. Robert 123 Borlick, Jason 123, 124 Borlongan, Divina 123 Borth. Greg 47, 149 Borth, Tim 96, 124 Bosse. Pam 140 Bowen, Brett 78, 149 Bowman Electronics 182 Boyd, Kim 82, 140 Boyle. Dr. William 57. 160 Braden. Gary Bradney, Rhonda 149 Brady, Scott 149 Brandy. Jon 149 Brant, Kelly 14, 56 Bratsakis, John 81, 104, 143. 140 Brauer, Lydia 19. 47, 65. 140 Brazle, Jeff 140 Brazle, Jennifer 119, 140 Breen. Mrs. Vivian 166 Bretscher, Matt 96. 124 Bretscher, Joel 96 Bretzinger, Sharon 149 Brewer, Ken 124 Brickley, Bridget 149 Bridges, Chris Broadhurst, James 37, 66. 65. 100, 124, 168 Brobeck, Richard 124 Brooks, John 124 Broton, Beth 124 Brown, Mr. Arnold E. 158 Brown, Bob 140 Brown, Brigette 103, 119, 149 Brown. Cari 50, 51 , 67, 119, 124 Brown, Carla 124 Brown, Elizabeth 61, 124 Brown, Jeff 61, 100, 140 Brown, Joe 149 Brown, Julie 149 Brown, Ms. Liz 43, 160 Brown, Mrs. Nancy 166 Brown, Pete 78. 79. 105, 149 Brown. Stephanie 52, 47, 60. 61, 62, 69. 140 Brown. Susan 46. 62. 65. 149, 153 Brown ' s Ice Cream Parlor 179 Bruce. Mike 149 Bruder, Mrs. Lois 166 Bryan. Kelli 20 Bryant. Andrea 81. 118. 124 Bubik, Michael 124 Buchmeier, Mrs. Betty 166 Buchmeier. Kurt 140 Buck, Mrs. June 166 Buckley. Glen 100, 124 Bunning, Gregg 50, 51. 149 Burge, Jeannie 68, 141 Burkholder, Julie 141 Burnett, Tony 124 Burns. Jeannie 149 Burns, Rita 149 Butler, James 149 Butt, Mr. Bernard 160, 161 Butt, Mrs Rosemary 167 Butterfield. Bob 149 Butterfield, Joe Butterfield, Kevin 62, 60, 141 Buzinski, Mike 46. 63. 141 Byars, Susan 73, 113, 149 Byron, Tracy 56. 57, 124 Byvoets. Suzette 12. 91, 113, 125 c Cain, Marty 149 Cain, Mr Robert 160 Calzacortto, Mrs. Donna 160 Cambra, Mike 141 Campbell, Mr. Bob 91. 96 Campbell. KC 149 Cannon, Allison 141 Cannon, Curt 149 Capron, Jerry Caputo, Roger 78, 149 Carey, Monika 149 Carlos, Glenn 47, 63. 141 Carmichael, Jennifer 6. 14, 19, 28, 61. 65, 141 Carmichael, Kellie 148. 149, 156 Carol ' s Hallmark 185 Carrell. Kim 141 190 Index Carter, Mrs. Jody 166 Casbon, Jamie 61, 141 Casbon, Kelly 119, 125 Casbon, Wendy 51, 149 Casbon 184 Casey, Brian 81, 125 Caster, Mary 46 Cavinder, Amy 119, 125 Cercas, Roberto 125 Chambers, Sherry 51, 149 Chaney, Tina 51, 141 Chavez, Cindy 51, 119, 149 Cheever, Heidi 125 Cheever, Todd 141 Chelf, Jennie 72, 141 Chester, Cheryl 119, 141 Chester, Leigh 91. 149 Chester, Ralph 141 Chiaibai, Jeff 149 Chilian, Cort 47, 63 Chilian, Erik 46. 49, 88, 98, 99. 149, 153 Chodan, Mark 125 Chodan, Paula 119, 141 Chrise, Keith 99, 109, 149 Christensen, Ann 46 Christensen, Chip 46, 50 Christensen. Jan 51, 66. 125 Christensen, Sven 50 Christy, Deborah 125 Christy, Mr. James D 158 Chrustowski, Lynn 11, 119, 141 Chrustowski, Mary 125 Church, Charles 51 Church, Kimberly 46. 125 Church, Mark 149 Ciciora, Mr. Dale 102, 160 Ciciora. Diane 45, 102, 141 Cifaldi, Cheryl 125 Cifaldi, John 149 Clark, James Clark, Jesse Clark. Mrs. Katherine 31. 160 Clark, Melissa 149 Clements. Jennifer 141 Clifford, Charles 125 Clifford, Doreen 83. 113, 149 Clifford, Mary 51, 149 Clouse, Toni Cloyd, James Cochran, Chris 40 Cochran. Leslee 113, 149 Cogorno, Arnaldo 96, 125 Cole. Angela 141 Cole, Michelle 141 Cole, Susan 51. 125 Cole, Mr Zane 78. 81. 109, 160 Coleman, Brenda 125 Coleman, Monica 141 Colin, Mark 52, 57, 60. 125, 133 Collier, Lisa 141 Collins, Mrs. Dawn 38, 160 Collins, Ken 99. 109, 149 Collins. Mr. Skip 88, 100, 101, 160. 162 Commers, Mrs. Judith 38. 160 Conde, Stacy 149 Condon, David 125 Condon. Pam 141 Conner, Kelly 141 Conover, David 57, 60, 66, 67, 125, 127 Conrad. Kelly 1 19 Cooke, Denise 49, 61, 66. 113, 125 Cook, Mr John 81, 104, 161 Cooke, Michael 49, 149 Cook. Kristin 103, 149 Coons, Arnie 149 Copsy, Michelle 149 Cornelil. Brian 78. 99, 149 Corneil. Jenny 149 Cornett, John 78. 149 Cornman, Karen 47. 61. 86. 141 Costas Foods 187 Costas. Marcy 149 Cottrell, Phillip 46, 49. 62. 149 Cox, Lori 12, 81. 118, 125 Cox, Mike 98, 99, 107, 150 Cox, Mr. Terry 161 Cozza, Lynette 150 Cramise, Heidi 51, 150 Crowe, Jerry 125 Crowe, Joan 86, 113. 141 Crowe, Judy 86, 113, 125 Crowley, Maureen 57, 125 Cruz. Frank 81, 125 Cusick, Karen 125 Cyzyk. Keith 81, 104, 125 Czekaj. David 96. 150 Czekaj. Kenneth 61. 125 Czekaj. Marie 91. 150 D Dahl, Dai 125 Dailey, Kathleen 125 Dairy Queen 187 Dallman, Shane 64, 126 Daly, Steve 105, 141 Daly, Tim 73. 81, 141 Damron, Millard 150 Daniels. Mark 14 Daniels. Melissa 49. 65, 118, 150 Daras. John 16. 80. 81, 126 Davenport, Larry 150 Davenport, Marie 141 Davies. Miss Ann 91 Davis. Dan 141 Davis, Dawn 113 Davis, Michael 108, 126 Davis, Robert 126 Day, Bill 150 Deck, Matt 126 Defier, Melanie 150 Degeneffe, Jeff 150 Deiotte, Tony 141 Delumpa, Bernadette 61, 81, 118, 141 Delumpa. Vincent 47, 60, 63, 126, 128 Demick, Kim 46, 86, 103, 150 DeMonjam, Michael 126 Dent, Richard Deso, Troy 141 Detraz, Jeffery 50, 51, 141 Detwiler, Ms. Wilma 82, 113 Deuberry, Dennis 126 Deuberry, Robert 93. 141 Devine, Tracy 94. 95. 141 Dewitt, Dwayne Diaz, Raymond 150 Dick, Mr Don 161 Dick. Karl 141 Dickson. Allen 47, 126 Dickson, Lori 49 Dimitri, Jim 46. 49, 150 Dingwall, Karen 126 Dix, Andrew 14- 15. 19. 47, 61, 62. 65, 126 Djurovic. Danijela 126 Doane. Mr. C.J. 159 Doelling, Mrs. Bonnie 166 Doelling, Greg Doelling, Karla 103. 113, 148, 150 Doelling, Malissa 86, 126 Doering, Becky 51. 65. 150 Dofka, Lynette 2. 118, 141 Doidge, Lisa 150 Dolan, Vicki 50, 141 Dombrowski. Diane 141 Domke, Jennifer Doolittle. Christi 141 Dorris. Nancy 82, 102, 140, 141 Dorward, Paula 150 Dougherty. Karen 126 Douglas. Byron 126 Douglas, Mrs. Dawn 166 Douglas, Elizabeth 20. 91, 126 Douglas. George 105 Douglas, Max 141 Dowd, Cynthia 15. 47, 63. 126 Downs. Stacy 50, 51. 65, 150 Drake, John 88, 99. 150 Duffin, Ryan 50, 141, 185 Duncan, Betty Duncan, Dennis 81, 126 Dunleavy, Patrick 104 Dupes, Danielle 141 Dusek, Diana 113, 141 Dykes, Pat 188 Dziasdosz, Wally 150 E Eagen, Stacey Eaton. Jennifer 141 Eberhardt, Kristie 141 Eckert, Barbara 68, 91, 126 Eckert, Deena 51, 119, 150 Eckert. Kurt 98, 100, 108, 141 Ehlers. Leslie 126 Ehrstein, Sara 150 Eifrig, Fritz 18, 61, 64. 126 Ellis, Chuck 88 Ellis. Mr. Glen 161 Ellis, Lisa 61, 126 El-Naggar, Jiiianne 21. 47. 127 El-Naggar, Kareem 47, 63. 150 Emerson, Christa 57. 78, 81, 127 Emmons, John 46, 47, 60. 63, 127, 133 Endsley, Roy 141 Engel, Grag 141 Engstrom ' s Coin Shop 177 Engstrom, Mr. Gregory 177 Engstrom, Mrs. Jackie 177 Erlenbach. William 150 Ernst, Daniel 93, 141 Etzler, Todd 47, 88, 63, 141 Evans, Amy 141 Evans. Carolyn 49, 65, 66, 150 Evans, Matt 92 Evans, Patrick 46, 107, 141 Evert, Gina 141 Ewing. Kari 91. 127 F Falls, Doug 141 Fancher, Jim 141 Fancher, Reta 141 Fasel ' s Rustic Inn 170 Fattore, Dana 20, 61. 68, 69. 141 Fauser, Jim 12, 81 Fayard, Kevin 141 Fayard, Shawn 104, 150 Federman, Brian 141 Feit, Christopher 127 Feldman, Karen 141 Feola, Randy 78, 150 Ferngren, Andrea 127 Ferngren, Audrey 94, 150 Ferrell, Donald 78. 150 Fetla, Ed 150 Fetla, Mrs Marty 166 Fidnarik, Jeff 55, 150 Fiegle, Mrs. Mara 161 Fiegle, Rick 88, 150 Field. Patricia 142 Fifield, Christine 51. 150 Fischer, David 127 Fischer, Greg 78. 150 Fischer, Melissa Fischer, Tim 142 Flude, Mary 46, 150, 154 Flude, Robert 81, 127 Flynn, Jerry 78, 109, 150 Folke, Kurt 92, 142 Folton, Lynn 51, 127 Ford. Kathy 142 Foreman, Karen 142 Forsythe, Mrs. Pat 166 Fortney, Mark 142 Foster. Charles 47. 67, 127 Frailey. Kevin 81. 142 Frame. Beth 47, 42 Frank, Rob 150 Frank. Ron Frankus. Jeff 51, 127, 142 Frankus, Jennifer Fray, Miss Debra 161 Fredrick. Jay 12, 81. 142 Freeman, Lynette Frees, Susan 62 Freund. Theo 64, 65. 127 Frey, Leo 46, 88 Fritts, David 142 Fritz, James 78, 99, 109, 150 Frost, Kim 91. 94, 142 Fryer, Bob 20 Furman, Patty 6, 119, 142 G Gaedtke, Jim 142 Gaio, Angela 127 Gaio. Liz 94, 142 Gamble, Mrs. Betty 161 Gant, Steve 142 Garbison, Mary Garcia, Robert 76. 81, 120, 142 Garmon, Sandra 142 Garrett. Katy 103, 113, 140 Garrett, Sean 51, 140, 142 Garrison, Nadine 51, 142 Garrison, Walter 150 Gast, John 127 Gazdich, Cheryl 51, 150 Gee, Mrs. Edie 167 Geer, Rena 150 Geer, Tim 150 Geiselman, Greg 78, 96. 150 Geiss, Mr. Charles 36, 108, 161 Geiss, Ellen 49, 60. 86. 113 Geiss, Laura 49 Geiss, Paul 46. 88, 109, 128, 150 Gelopulos, Pete 142 Gerber, Mr. Dean 43. 162 Gibson, Jeffrey 128 Gilbertsen, Jeff 81, 142 Gill, Michael 81. 128 Gilliam, Jennifer 142 Gilliana, Scott 128 Gilmore, Greg 81, 104, 142 Gilmore, Kevin 150 Gingerich, David 128 Gingerich, Todd 128 Giorgi, Geoff 61, 142 Giorgi, Gina 11. 119, 142 Giorgi, Thomas 128 Given, Matt 150 Glenn, Amy 150 Glenn. Lisa 15 Glenn, Stuart 81. 142 Glenn, Sr., Mr. Stuart 120, 183 Glynn, Doug 81, 104, 128 Goble, Pam 150 Goble. Ronda 128 Gold, Andy 150 Gold. Rachel 142 Golding, John 128 Gonzalez, Humberto 150 Gonzalez, John 142 Gonzalez, Orbert Gooding, Michael 33, 81. 105. 142 Goodwin, Brian 142 Goodwin, Natalie 151 Grabowski, Felicia 119, 151 Grabowski, Mike 50. 51. 65. 66, 142 Graham, Darby 151 Gray, Cynthia 50. 51, 119, 142 Gray, Mrs. Donna 162 Gray. Doug 52, 60, 142, 167 Gray, William 128 Greaves, Debbie Greco, Mrs. Vella 162 Greeks Pizzeria 171 Green, Mrs. Brenda 162 Green. Lauren 47, 62, 128 Gregorowicz, Joan 61, 128 Gregory, Theresa 142 Greinke, Robyn 119, 151 Grelling. Kent 6, 14. 19, 39. 61, 65, 128, 133 Grenier, David 151 Grieger, Michael 61, 128 Griffin. Dave 47, 61, 66, 129 Grivetti. Maggie 47, 63. 142 Grivetti, Rae 46, 48. 49. 119, 151 Grogg, Charles 129 Gross, Erich 142 Groves, Scott 142 Grube, Brenden 62 Grube, Kristin 47, 19. 60, 63. 66. 178 Gudino, Suzanne 151 Guerroro, Gabriel 66 Gumms, Pamela 66. 129 H Haber, Matt 151 Hager. Mr. Jerry 93. 162 Hagstrom, Vicki 151 Hahn, Russell 47. 49, 56, 61. 62, 66, 129 Halcomb, Michael 142 Hal Heuring Chevrolet 187 Hall, Mrs. Elizabeth 69, 162, 164 Hall, Jesse 129 Hall, Rick 96, 151 Hallberg, Beth 51, 142 Hamacher, Julia 63. 66, 113, 91, 129 Hamlin, Shana 142 Hanas, Charles 151 Hanas, Sean 151 Handley, Jeanne 91, 151 Hanke, David 36, 129 Hanna, Traci 119, 129 Hanson, Karen 113, 142 Hapkido School 170 Harder, Diane 151 Hardesty. Rhonda 51, 151 Hardesty. Sharlyn 129 Hardick, Dave 129 Harms, Jacquie 142, 144 Harns, Raymond Harper, Harold 46, 96, 142 Harrahill, John 129 Harahill, Mike 129 Harrington, Leanne 46. 49. 151 Harris, Brian 46. 151 Harris, Cynthia 61, 119, 129 Harris, Darla 151 Harris, Heidi 49 Harris, Raymond 46. 49. 151 Harris, Susan 129 Hart, Mrs. Janet 158 Harter, Ken 105, 142 Hartman. Mrs. Audrey 166 Hartman, Ron 151 Hartwig, Scott 129 Hartz, Nathan 151 Harvey ' s Mart 177 Hauff, Patrick 93, 142 Hauff, Philip 88, 129 Hauser. Janet 142 Hawes, Mrs. Judy 167 Hawkins, Lisa 129 Hay, Stuart 61 Hayden, Tim 50, 51, 107, 182 Hayduk, Joseph 129 Hayes Automotive Sales 173 Hayes, Kim 50, 51. 119, 173 Hayes. Mrs. Marilyn 167 Head, Jeanne Heath, Charlene Heckman, Mrs. Jean 57. 163 Hedges, Christie 151 Heimberg, Cindy 51. 151 Heinold. Mike 151 Helms, Dr. John 37, 163 Henderson, Julie 49. 65. 151 Henderson, Mrs. Ruth 166 191 Index Hendrich. Michael Hendrickson, Adam 129 Henley, Joseph Henrichs, Starla Henriques. Jennifer 119 Henriques. Mrs. Leah 166, 167 Henson, Robert 129 Henson. Tracy 151 Henze. Daniel Herbst, Brian 129 Herko, Matt 78. 151 Hernandez. Doug 105. 151 Herirck, Andrea 46, 151 Herring, Laura 51 Hiam. Paul Hickey. Denise 61. 129. 133 Hicks. Randy 50. 51, 88. 151 Higbie. Bill 47. 62, 63 Hildreth, Mrs. Doris 163 Hildreth, Mr. Jack 163 Hill, Jennifer 47 Hillenbrand. Mark 96, 129 Hiller, William 47. 61. 63 Hilltop Photo Studio Hine, Kathy 45. 51. 65, 106, 129 Hines. Jacqueline 151 Hines, Paul Hipke, Sandra 129 Hirschy. Mrs. Brenda 163 Hobson, Ron 151 Hocevar, Mrs. Elizabeth 163 Hodshire. Glenn 6, 47, 62. 129 Hofferth, Joe 78, 151 Hoffman, Laura 17, 49. 61. 72 82 83 Hoffman, Mr Mark 81, 163 Hoftieser, Amy 49 Hoftiezer, Cynthia 47, 61. 67 Hohl, Jennifer 151 Hollar, Mrs. Judy 163 Holly ' s Hallmark 179 Holt. Doug 151 Homan, Mrs. Barbara 166 Homan. Beth 50 Honchar. Gene 143. 168 Hood. Greg 96. 151 Hoover, Anji 91, 151 Horneker. Pat 151 Horvath, Mr. Frank 163 Horwitz. Deborah 129 Hotter, Karl 129 Howard. Dana 151 Howard, Hilary 151 Howard, Noel 152 Howe, Shelley 143 Hoyne, Robert Hoyt, Steven 129 Hreha, Jeff 78. 105, 152 Hubbard. Paul 41, 152 Huber, Michael 130 Huber, Ray 46. 152 Huber, Tracy 49. 78, 105. 152, 154 Huck, Roberta 130 Huffman, Meg 91. 152 Hughes. Robert 143 Hughes, Tracey 46, 152 Huguenard, Amy 130 Hull, Mike 78, 152 Hunt, Beth 46. 65, 152 Hunt, Greg 46. 130 Hurst, Doug 143 Hurst, Robert 130 Huseman, Abby 54, 61, 143 Huseman, Alan 105, 143 Husiar, Robert 96. 130 Husmann. Kurt 143 Hutton. Micheal 152 I Imm, Angela 130 Inches, Jeff 143 Inmans Bowling 184 lepolito, Lisa 143 J 192 Index Jackson, Angela 143 Jackson, Joseph 152 Jacobs, Jamie 91. 152 Jacobsen, Larry 152 Jakab, Joseph 64. 78, 81. 130 Jankowski. Paul 152 Jankowski, Tammy 152 Jaroszewski. Jackie 143 Jensen, John 31. 47, 48. 62, 63, 143 Jessop, Anne 66. 68, 96. 107. 143 Johann, Debbie 143 Johansen. Mandy 152 Johnson, Mr. Garth 159 Johnson, Lori 40, 152 Johnson. Mark 81, 104, 143 Johnson, Michael 143 Johnson, Susie 86 Johnson, Todd 72. 152 Johnston. Joe 152 Johnston, Larry Johnston. Richard Johnston. Vicki 143 Jones. Barbara 11, 119, 140, 143 Jones. Bruce 47, 62, 63. 143 Jones, Dan 98. 152 Jones, Janet 91, 143 Jones. Jennifer 143 Jones, John 152 Jones. Patricia 67, 71, 130 Jordan, Amie 47, 143 Joseph, Will 46. 49. 78, 152 Joyce, Charmaine 152 Judson. Pamela 65, 152 Junghuntz, Rebecca 60 Jungkuntz, Ted 130. 152 Jurgenson, Jack 143 Justak, Marla 119, 143 K Kapica, Becky 130 Kasich, Milan 143 Kaster, Mary 65. 119. 152 Kauffman, Jill 12. 13. 52, 60, 71. 82, 83. 102, 122, 127, 130 Keegan, Jennifer 68. 130 Keen, Michelle 44 Keene. Corrine 12. 70, 130 Keller. Brian 127. 130 Keller, Bryan 51, 152 Kelley, Kathleen 131 Kendrick, Gregg 96. 152 Kennedy. Lynette 103. 148, 152 Kennelly, William 152 Kenning, Mr. David 103, 163 Kerezman, Colleen 45 Kern, Kristine 60. 131 Kickbush. John 78. 152 Kickbush, Paul Kilovos, Nick 143 Kim, Pat 93 King. Kevin King. Nancy 152 King. Robin 51, 143 Kirk. Kelley 143 Kirk, Ronald 131 Kissenger, Dennis 109, 152 Kissinger, Keith 131 Kiwanis Club of America 176 Klemm, Scott 21. 143 Kluth, Jennifer 152 Knapp. Mr Ernest 166, 167 Knauff. Mr. Myron 71, 158 Kneifel, Charles Knoernschild, Kelli 51 Knoernschild. Kurt 81, 131. 169 Kobak, Deborah 46. 49. 152 Kobak, Jane 94. 131 Koch, Diana 143 Koebcke, Dave 143 Koenig, Dr. Robert L. 158 Koetke, Chris 61, 65, 92, 143 Kolar, Cheryl 131 Kolar. David 97, 152 Kolar, Matt 96 Kolarek, Brett Kolczak, Don 47, 62, 63. 143 Konrad. Kelly 46. 152 Kovalick, Kara 152 Korkus, Jim Koskey, Kristin 131. 172 Kozlowski, Kevin 100, 101, 131 Kozlowski, Tina 102, 143 Kraisinger, Rod 152 Kraker, Diane 131 Kraly, Lisa Kratz. Angela 131 Kratz, Heidi Kratenberg, Connie 82 Krausbeck, Lisa 131 Krause, Kathy 152 Kreske. Teresa 55. 143 Krieger, Susan 131 Kroeger, Rebecca 57. 60. 131 Kropp, Sandra 131 Krueger, Mrs. Alice 167 Kuebler, Susan 143 Kuebrich. Tammy 152 Kuehl, David 152 Kuehl, Duanre 143 Kuehl, Janet 41, 131 Kurowsky, David 143 Kuuskvere, Anne 61, 82, 102, 143 Kyes, Chris 144 L Labarr, Sandra Lafferty, Greg 43. 131 Lafferty. Holly 83, 152 Lahti. Lori 131 Lake. Joe 78. 109. 152 Landry, Kevin 131 Lapanski. Paul 144 Larkins, Lori 144 Larkins. Richard 131 Larson, Jim Larson, Randy 78, 152 Laskowski, Jorie 144 Laskowski, Kristen 86 Laterzo, Marc 105. 152 Latino. John 96. 131 LaVoy, Lynne 152 Lawrence, Lisa 144 Lawrence, Pam 78. 81, 131 Lawrence. Steve Layman. Mrs. Jane 166 Leach, Mr. Lance 163 Lebryk. Mrs. Jydy 30. 60. 163 Lee, Gloria 152 Leetz. Mike 88. 152, 183 Leffew, Todd 78. 104. 152 Leggitt, Gerry LeGrande Trunk 173 Lehmann. Susan 144 Leninger, Alan Leininger, Cathy 91. 131. 152 LeMay. Rob 152 Leonard, Katherine 82, 131 Leverich, Jeff 131 Lewis, Allyson 104. 131 Lewis, David Lewis, Micheke 144 Lewis, Scott 144 Lichtenberger. Mr Wayne 163 Liedtky, John 144 Linton. Debbie 152 Lippens, Marc 78, 109. 152 Loeffler, Jennifer 144 Lohmeyer. Richard 20, 60. 100, 101, 108, 131 Lolkema, Brenda 131 Long. Jason 14 L Long, Timann 152 Lomas, Matt 152 Looft, Carla 119 Looft, Cindy 152 Looft, Kristine 113, 131 Loomis. Dale 132 Loop Skating 179 Lopez, Kim 144 Lott. Mrs. Brenda 32, 163 Lott, Cindy 46. 49. 62, 65. 152 Lowe. Mrs. Fern 166 Lucaitis, Faye 60, 69, 132 Ludwig, Keith 15, 60. 61. 63, 65. 132 Lueke. Mark 18, 64, 65, 152 Luther. Mrs. Wilma 166 Ly, Ho 144 Lynch, Charles 132 Lyon, Steve 132 Lyon, Tom 93. 152 Lyons, Jane 91. 113, 152 m Macapagel. Rino 96. 152 Mack, Mrs. Patricia 163 Maclennan, Jill 154 Madden , Patrick 154 Madrid, Aaron 30. 132 Madura. Kim 46, 154 Maetrz. Carl 78, 104. 154 Magnetti, Brenda 47. 52, 60. 132 Mahoney. Mrs. Joan 163 Maiers. Mr. Wesley 57. 163 Makivich. Nancy 20, 94. 132 Malackowski, Mr. Robert 158 Malay, John 34 Dianne. Manago 154 Maney, Mike 81, 144 Mangel, Dan 88 Maniak, Diana 49, 50 Mantz, Mike 57 Marcinkowski, Jeff 20. 80, 81. 104, 132 Marcus. Michele 119. 144 Marine, Peggy 82. 102, 106, 113. 132 Markley, Brenda 37. 154 Markley. Suzy 37, 91. 132 Marner, Betsy 70. 119. 144 Marquart. Diane 144 Marquez, Greg 78. 154 Marshall, Donna 144 Marshall. John 51, 61, 132 Marshall, Paul 51, 154 Marshall. Roger 154 Marshall, Sandy 49 Martin Binders Jewlers 170 Martin, Mrs. Deloris 166 Martin, Doug Martin. Jennifer 50. 51, 154 Martin, Kelly Martin, Perry 52, 60. 144 Martin, Sher ie 154 Martinson, Karin 47. 63, 144 Martz. Kristine 47, 60, 132 Martz, John 49, 88, 154 Massa, Steve 154 Mathas, Stephanie 154 Matthews, Margaret 144 Matthews. Patty 144 Mattox, Dana Mattox, Shirley Mauer, Dave 81, 105, 144 Maxey, Scott 46. 49, 154 Mays, Mrs. Ellen 68. 163 McAleer, Charla McBride. Kevin 93 McBride, Scott 93. 144 McCarron, Allyl 91. 96, 144 McCarron. Aurora 68. 91, 96. 107, 144 McCarthy, Pat 108. 132 McCarthy, Scott 98. 109, 154 McCorkel. Lee 144 McCormack. Wally 79 McCullough, Malinda 154 McDannel, Debbie 49 McDonald, Brian 154 McDonald, Patrick 64, 154 McDonald ' s 178 McFarland, Craig 81, 144 McGill, Julie 154 McGuirl, Debbie 144 McKay, Pat 113 McMichael, David 17, 46, 49, 62. 63, 154 McMichael, Mr. James 57, 163 McNeill. Jeff McNeil. George 132 McNutt. Ryan 144 McQuillan, Blaine 49, 154 McQuillan, Nora 154 Medema, Frieda 4, 132, 172 Medlen, Mr. Jeff 188 Mentz, Tony 144 Mesches. Jason 93, 154 Meyer, Karen 144 Meyer, Melissa 154 Meyer. Patricia Meyer, Ray 81, 132 Meyer, Sarah 1 54 Meyer, Tricia 55, 119 Meyers, Eric 98. 99, 100, 108, 144 Meyers, Lisa 83. 154 Meyers, Rochell 86 Micciche, Tony 108, 144 Milcoff, Pam Miles. Ken 132 Miles, Roland 144 Miller. Beth 61. 66, 132 Miller, Brian 78, 154 Miller, Elaine 47, 86. 102, 103, 132 Miller, Jeffery 144 Miller. Jim 46, 49. 109. 154 Miller, Mr Martin 33, 62, 163 Miller, Phillip 154 Miller. Rachel 46, 48, 118, 154 Miller, Mr. Robert 164 Miller, Sarah 47, 57. 66, 132, 136, 172 Miller, Sue 188 Millers, Mart 188 Minchuk, Nocha 119, 154 Mings, Randy 154 Mitchell, Dan 144 Mitchell, Mr. Richard 81, 164 Mitahener. Brandon 30, 56, 57, 60, 66. 127, 132 Mitchener, Jed 92. 108. 144 Mockler, Mark 144 Mohnach, Lynn 154 Mollett, Angie 145 Molitoris, Paul 154 Moniak, Diana 48 Monroe, Kevin 132 Moody, Ray 154 Moore. Mark 154 Moore. Regina 15. 18, 60. 61, 63. 78, 132 Moore, Scott 81. 145 Morgano, Gaetano 145 Morrisson, Kris 145 Motto, Scott 145 Mowbray, Nancy 132 Mueller, Scott 132 Muench, Adam 51, 96, 132 Mulkey, Dawn 145 Mundt, Marlon 60. 132, 133 Mundt. Martin 61 . 145 Murphy, Jennifer 91. 118, 154 Murphy, Nora 46, 103. 155 Murphy, Mr. Patrick 32, 78, 79. 81. 108, 164 Murvihill, Lynne 145 Murvihill, Tim 132 Myers, Joann 50, 51, 145 N Nagel, Suzanne 47, 49, 52, 60. 63. 132 Naillieux, John 133 Nash, Mr George 164 Neal. Judy 10. 14. 18. 50 51, 61. 65, 133 Neillieux, John 49 ISOLATED IN A QUIET HALLWAY, Jennifer Brazle concen- trates on a make-up test. Nellessen, Jill 50. 51. 65, 133 Nelson, Cheryl 133 Nelson, Dan 145 Nelson, Kari 155 Nelson. Mark 93, 155 Nelson, Nancie 51, 133 Newcome, Nancy 145 Newhard, Mike 155 Newlin. David 155 Nichols, Mrs. Betty 166 Nightingale, Erich Niland, Jamie 155 Niland, Kelly 145 Noble, Ms Alice 164 Norfleet, Sherry 133 Northern Indiana Bank 182 Norton, Jennie 155 Novack, Mark 133 Nuechterlein, Laura 65, 155 Nuest. Amber 91, 113, 155 Nuppnau, Mrs. Sharon 70, 164, 166, 167 Nuppnau, Mrs. Willa 113 Nusbaum, Dennis 145, 189 o O ' Brian, Brenda 113, 145 O ' Dell, James 145 Oestreich, Fred 155 Oestreich, Gary 133 Ohm, Peggy 82. 102, 145 Orange Bowl Restaurant 185 Osterhout, Mrs Marion 166 Ott, Greg 145 Owen, Rodney 145 Owens, Margaret 145 P Packer. Melvin 145 Page. Andrew 108, 145 Page, Kimberly 52, 60, 133 Page, Vincent 133 Palm, Mary 82. 145 Palm, Sharon 83, 155 Parker, Jeff Parker, John 145 Parker, Paul 1-5 Parker, William 71, 133 Parry, Amy 49 Parry, Jeffery 78, 133 Pasquella, Mark 20, 60, 77, 92, 133 Pastor. Patrick 109, 155 Patrick, Kelly 155 Patrick, Michael 46. 49. 62, 155, 156 Patrick, Sandra 133 Pavich, Mary 47, 133 Pavicich, Dan 145 Pearce, Andrew 81, 145 Peceny, Bob 40, 134 Peck, Dave 155 Peck, Susan 94, 95, 130, 134 Peddle. Harvey 99, 155 Pekarek, Jeanette 94, 95, 134 Pekarek, Julie 61, 82, 102, 145 Peloso, Mrs. Susan 167 Pelaso, Wendy 46, 49. 62. 155 Pendleton, Cynthia 134 Pera, Leanne 145 Perrow, Lynette 119, 145 Perry, Jeff 81 Pessmeg, Brad 50, 51, 155 Peters, Linda 1 19, 145 Peterson, Dennis 134 Peterson, Kristin 61, 118, 119, 145 Petro, Anthony 81, 100, 134 Peuquet, Michelle 51. 113, 145 Peyton, Jim 155 Peyton. John 49 Pflughaupt, Dave 145 Philip, Diane 46. 47, 52 86, 102, 106, 113, 145 Phillips Ace Hardware 172 Phillips, Betty 1 19. 145 Phillips, Brian 81. 145 Phillips, Lisa 38, 134 Phillips. Robert 145 Phillips, Terry 38, 134 Piazza. Tim 78. 155 Pikula, Bob 98, 155 The Pines Ski Area 175 Pinkerton. Mr. John 57, 54, 68. 164 Plazony, Laura 134 Poff, Clifford 145 Polarek, Jim 155 Polite, Gina 83, 155 Porter, County Cable Corp. 171 Porter, Mike 145 Porter, Penni 134 Porter, Tim 34 Potis, Ben 105, 145 Potis, Jeff 88 Potis. Mark 134 Prahlow, Tim 46, 155 Prassas, Freeda 155 Prentice, Tina 134 Prentiss, James 134 Prescott, Doug 92, 134 Preston, Mr. Mark 164 Pritchett, Mr. Daniel 62, 63. 164 Probasco, Eric 155 Prowant, Mrs. Georgia 166 Pullins, Dale 155 Pullins, Todd 155 Punter, Mr. Robert 31, 98, 164 Pursley, Brian 134 R Rader, Julie 65, 155 Rader, Sharon 145 Rafferty, Jackie 145 Ranalli, Nick 81. 140, 144, 145 Rasmussen, Mr Arthur 164 Ray. Robert 50. 155 Razus. Chris 1 19, 155 Reardson. Mike 109, 155 Redman, D ' Andrea 153, 155 Redman, Diane 119, 134 Redmon. Russell 134 Reeder. Diana 55 Reggie, John 88. 89, 145 Reggie. Lisa 103, 155 Reggie, Mr. Sid 33, 164 Reichert, Chris 62 Reichert. Ronald 41, 100. 134 Reiner, Patricia 134 Remijan, Mark 61, 104, 105, 108, 145 Remijan, Michele 12, 61, 134 Reninger, Kathryn 51, 145 Reno, Elizabeth 119, 145 Renshaw. Cheryl 47, 61, 63, 134 Reschke. Kristin 83, 103, 155 Resh, John 155 Rettinger, Nathan 109, 155 Reuter, Miss Diane 41, 83. 165 Rezabek. Lee 145 Rhinehart, Mr. Lewis 36. 57. 99, 165 Rheinholtz, Angie 155 Ribordy Drugs 182 Richart, John 145 Riggs. Roy 145 Rising, Robin 46. 119, 155 Risk. Mr. R James 158 Roberts, Mark 134 Robinson, Pat 155 193 Index Rodman, Kristin 155 Rogers, Doug 145 Rogers, Jeff Ronco, Jack 155 Ronnies Little Shack By The Track 189 Roose, Stephen 105, 145 Root Photographers 183 Rose, Charlotte 145 Rose. Jeff 13, 43, 134 Rose, Sharon 61, 134 Rosen, Karen 119, 146 Ross. Temple 146 Rouch, Bill 88, 155 Rouse, Terry 146 Rowe, James 134, 155 Rowe, Vicki 94 Rudd. Kathy 134 Rumford. Regina 78, 118, 155 Runk, ToyAnn 90. 91, 155 Rupnow, Jill 46. 153, 155 Rutt. Lianne 21, 89, 134 Ryan, Diane 4, 60, 67, 134 Ryan, Thomas 81, 146 Rybak, Jeff 72, 81, 108. 146 Rybak, Mrs. Mary 166 Ryding, Burl 64, 134 Ryding, Spring 49, 146 s Saltzman, Bob 155 Sandberg, Chris 155 Sandberg, Monique 57, 134 Sanford. Linda 46, 65, 155 Sanford, Paul 88. 96, 135 Santos, Pam 156 Santos. Reuel 146 Sausman, Terry 33, 135 Shantz, Lia 146 Scheffer, Mrs. Alice 166 Schenck, Brett 61, 135 Schenck, Drew 96 Schmitz-Moormann, Stefani 66, 113, 135 Schmoll, Nathan 62, 156 Schneckenburger, Michael 146 Schneegas, Lee 146 Scholl, Barrett 92, 135 Schroeder, Bonnie 102, 146 Schroeder, Maria 119, 135 Schroer, Scott 61, 77, 88, 100, 146 Schuck, Cindy 156 Schueler, Karla 82, 102, 135 Schueler. Matthew 60. 61, 146 Schultz, Dan Schultz Floral 189 Shultz, Jennie 35, 103, 156, 189 Schwab. Mel 146 Schweighardt, Audrey 91, 152, 156 Schwinkendorf, Brenda 156 Scroggins, Dan 156 Scott, Mr. Donald 165 Scott, Kathy 70, 78, 118, 156 Scroggin, Dan 135 Searles, Anne 47, 135 Searles, Ned 88. 89. 135 Selman, Pat 81. 31. 146 Sepke, Dana 20 Seward. Debbie 51, 65, 156 Seward. Ed 146 Sexton, Cynthia 135 Sexton. Mary Beth 119, 156 Shabi, Shelly 146 Shakey ' s Pizza 177 Shearhod, Shellie 146 Sherrick, James 156 Shideler, Lisa 61, 135 Shideler, Tim 92 Shinabarger, Leigh Roy 156 Shinabarger, Lynn 119, 146 Shupe, Cindy Lee 156 Shurr, Laura 86. 87 Sieger, John 12. 61, 146 194 Index Sienkowski, Kevin 78, 146, 156 Sienkowski, Scott 88. 89 Sier, John Silverthorn, Sara 135 Simmons, Cathy 47, 146 Simmons, Dina 156 Sims, Holly 135 Sims, Jody 78, 156 Sirovica, Aleksandra 60, 61, 66. 135 Sirovica, Kristina 83, 156 Sizen, Patrick 136 Skinner, Mike 146 Skolak, Lancer 46, 146, 179 Slater, Kris 5. 56 Smith, Doug 146 Smith, Joel 29, 81, 136 Smith, Mike 51, 156 Smith, Todd 100, 146 Smith, Susan 94 Snider, Jody 136 Snodgrass, Regina 136 Snodgrass, Tim 61, 81, 136 Soliday, Dave 81, 146 Soliday, Matt 78, 109, 156 Sorenson, Kennith 61, 63, 146 Sorenson, Mrs. Marge 167 Sormaz, Gordona 156 Sovich, Carrie 136 Spagna, Matt 88. 96, 136 Spagna, Mike 104 Speckhard, John 136, 182 Speckhard, Mary 61, 146 Spejewski, Debbie 46, 49, 65, 156 Spencer, Gary 78, 79, 156 Sperry, Laura 66, 146 Spriggs, Michelle 146 Squire. Jane Stalbaum, Mrs. Cynthia 165 Stanczak, Lisa 78, 113, 118, 156 Standiford, Brain 136 Stanier, Mr. Charles 165 Stanley, Don 146 Stanton, Maureen 146 Stark, Don 136 Stasierowski, Gary 157 Steele, Duane 46, 49, 146, 184 Steele, Duane 49, 146, 184 Stelee, Kelly 70. 78. 81, 127, 137 Steele, Shannon 83, 103, 157 Steeves, Peter 50, 51, 64, 65, 146 Steever, Jeff 146 Steinbrecher, Carl 60, 66. 127, 136, 137 Steindler, Tina 157 Steinhilber, Caroline 137 Stephan, Fred 47, 61, 62, 63, 66, 92, 147 Stephan, Mrs. Mary Kay 165 Stephens, Kim 137 Stevenson, Katherine 51, 157 Steward. Margaret 146 Stewart, Clifford 64, 137 Stewart, Deborah 146 Stewart. Peggy 32. 61, 67. 191. 119 Stewart. Mrs. Sally 166 Stewart, Sandy 46, 83, 157 Stinson, Diane 47, 146 Stokes, Eric 157 Stokes, John 137 Stokes, Scott 147 Staltz, Dr. 78. 81 Stombaugh, Mrs. Joan 166 Stone, Perry 137 Stone. Ray 157 Stordeur, Mrs Billie 167 Stout. Jeff 147 Stout. Mike 147 Stratton, Don Stratton, Sheila 47, 61, 147 Strehler, Chuck 147 Strohl, Richard 157 Strong, Jenny 157 Strongbow Turkey Inn 186 Such, Dawn 35. 118, 147 Sullivan, Tim 88, 157 Susdorf, Todd 78, 157 Sutter, Steven 147 Sutton, Mrs. Jan 1 19 Sutton, Mr. Robert 57, 159 Sutton, Steve 157 Swanson, Jeanne 157 Swickart, Mrs. Lilian 166 Swiderski, Pam 147 Swiderski, Paula Swiderski, Patti 157 Sweet, Mr. Virgil 165 Szalmasagi, Ruth 137 Szoke, Susan 47, 78. 81, 137 T Tabor, Katherine 61, 137 Talmadge, Darrell 147 Taylor, Kim 137 Teffertiller, Michelle 147 Teffertiller, Richard 147 Testa, Laura 78, 103, 118, 157 Thach, Vi 137 Thayer, Vicki 68, 69, 119, 147 Thiry, Jenny 157 Thomas, Brad 108, 138 Thomas, Rebecca 147 Thompson, Allen 147 hompson. Bill 62 Thompson, Brian 138 Thompson, Kay 147 Three Wishes 171 Tichy, Mrs. Christa 166 Tidwell, Mary 138 immens, Jason 96, 157 Timmons, Scott 96, 97, 147 Tincher, Ken 80. 81, 147 Tipton, Mike 105 Tolin, Peter 157 Tonner, Chris 91, 138 Tonner, Mark 105, 157 Toth, Mark 46, 49, 157 Traycoff, Donna Traycoff, Tom 157 Tressler, Eugene 147 Tressler, Rosanne 147 Triscik, Lisa 113 Troman, Donna 157 Trost, Ted 62 Troup, James 46, 96, 147 Truempe r, Pam 138 Trusky, Tom 147 Tsung, Stephen 46, 157 Tucker, Dawn 147 Tucker, Glenn 19, 50, 52, 61, 64. 65, 138 Tucker. Jeff 147 Tucker, Mrs. Renate 166 Tuesburg, Kent 157 Two Cousins 188 u Ullery, Roberta 67, 91, 96. 147 Uriss, Kris 50, 51, 147 Urschel, Danielle 44. 65. 147 V Vaca, Gabriel 157 Vaka. Chris 105, 157 Valentin, Mark 38. 138 Valette, Nicki 147 Valpo Sports and Billiards 188 Vanblaricum. Scott 147 Vanderlinden, Jeff 93 Vangel, Stephan 46. 49. 81, 147 Vanhook. Eric VanKeppel, Cheryl 127, 138, 173 VanSyoc, Jeff 157 Varela, Jennifer 46, 147, 157 Varela, John 61, 81 Vas, Chris 34, 148 Vas, Victoria 157 Vasko, Ken 81, 147 Vasko, Ray 92, 138 Vass, Dan 78, 79. 157 Vaughan, Laurie 61. 119, 147 Vaughn, Theresa Veatch, Jeff 157 Vendl, Don 81, 138 Vendl, Tami 94, 147 Venekamp, Jeff 147 Ventura, Lawrence 30, 138 Vernich. Mickey 78, 105, 157 Versteeg, Suzanne 61, 82, 122, 130. 138 Vettas, Soula 138 Villeneuve, Ron 99, 109, 157 Vocke, David 96, 147 Vocke, Kathryn 52, 56, 60, 67, 86, 87, 113, 138 Von Toble’s Lumber Company 173 w Wagenblast, Scott 62, 63, 93, 157 Walker, Mr, Chuck 176 Walker, John 157 Walker (Cook), Mrs. Lorie 94, 165 Wallace, Chuck Wallace, Mike 157 Wallpaper World 175 Walls, Erich 157 Walsh, Julie 138 Walsh, Kevin 100, 147 Walsh, Miss Nancy 165 Walsworth, Marilea 60, 81, 118, 138 Walters, Barb 50, 51, 65, 119, 157 Wardrop, Kim 65, 138 Wargo, Dennis 147, 189 Warheit, Missy 46. 49, 148, 157 Warner, Heather 94, 147 Waseman, John 157 Washburn, Rhonda 157 Watson, Drew 147 Watson, Judy 61, 82, 138 Webb. Allison 50, 51, 138 Wehner, Michael 81, 138 Weichert, Dawn 147 Weideman, Kelly Weideman, Tamara 138 Weigel. Jerry Weiler, Jackie 69. 91, 147 Welch, Shari 119, 157 West, Martin 138 West. Mrs. Rachel 167 Westbrook, Tammy 147 Whaling, Sherri 138 Whalls. Judy 157 Wheeland, Dorsey 138 Wheele, Brenda 157 Wheeler, Barbara 138 Wheeler, Christine 147 Wheeler, Ruth 51, 86. 157 White, Brad 78, 157 White. Karen 51, 157 White, Kelly 138 White. Miss Linda 165 White, Shaun 78, 157 Whyle, Dave 18, 65, 147 Wiegard, Carolyn 157 Wiencken. Linda 19, 56, 61 65. 71. 147 Williams. Elizabeth 119, 157 Williams, Ray 81, 147 Williamson, Kelly 138, 139 Williamson, Miss Ruth 165 Willis. Douglas 34, 46, 147 Willis, Rhonda 51, 147 Wills, Scott 157 Wilson, Dawn Wilson, James 138 Wilson, Jerry Wilson. Kelly 157 Winters, Rosalyn 104. 138 Withrow, Jeff 108, 147 Wittlinger, Todd 81, 147 Wojcik, Brad Wojtena, Maria 157 Wolfe, Dawn 61, 139 Womacks, Barb 157 Wood, Cynthia 12, 13, 71, 82, 102, 122, 139 Wood, Jeff 46. 62, 157 Woodrick, Lynn 44 Woodruff, Jeff 157 Woodville, John 157 Woodville, Kandise 139 Worden, Patty 33, 72, 118 147 Workman Matt 88, 157 Wraker, Clint 73, 108, 139 Wright, Austin Wright, Jason 157 Wright, John 105, 109, 151, 157 Wright, Kathi 147 Wright. Mark 147 Wright, Mrs. Pat 166 Wright’s Barnyard Inc. 184 Y Yates, William Yohe, Jerry 157 Young, Dean 46. 96. 147 Young, Jon 62 Young, Kelly 157 Young, Rosalind 49, 50, 139 Youngjohn, Tom 65, 147 Youngmark, Wendy 45, 119, 147 z Zaharias, George 81, 104, 105, 139 Zerby, Debbie 147 Ziegert, William 60, 92, 93, 139 Zierz, Peter 157 Zimmerman. Mrs. Gloria 52. 165, 200 Zimmerman, Jolene 10, 65, 67. 70, 71, 139 Zimmerman, Kathy 70, 147 Zimmerman, Kim 2, 81, 118, 146, 147 Zombick, Shawn 81, 147 Zwiers, Vance 39 All names which appear without page numbers are students who were not pic- tured. 1983 VALENIAN STAFF Co-Editors Mark G. Colin Kathryn Vocke Activities Features Editor Kimberly Page Academics Editor Stephanie Brown Faculty Index Editors Suzie Nagel Glenn Tucker Sports Editors Doug Gray Jill Kaufmann Bill Ziegert Clubs Editor Fred Benner Album Editors Brenda Magnetti Diane Philip Ads Editor Bus. Manager Kevin Butterfield Photographer Perry Martin Contributing Photographer Fred Benner Adviser Gloria Zimmerman 1983 VALENIAN STAFF — Front Row: Steph- anie Brown, Brenda Magnetti, Suzie Nagel, Diane Philip, Kathryn Vocke, Kimberly Page, Adviser Gloria Zimmerman, Back Row: Kevin Butterfield, Perry Martin, Jill Kauffman, Mark Colin, Fred Benner, Bill Ziegert, Glenn Tucker. Small staff thinks big Producing a yearbook requires a lot of hard work and dedication. With a staff of only 14, the smallest in seven years, this was especially true. With such a small staff, the yearbook would not have been possible without the a lot of outside help. To every- one who contributed facts, pictures, ideas, and encour- agement, we would like to say ' thanks. ' We are especially grateful to Root Photographers, the Vidette-Messenger and Kathy Steinbach for contributing pictures, and Kiwanis for making it possible for so many staffers to attend BSU summer workshops. We would also like to thank the faculty and administration at VHS, especially the coaches for their cooperation, the office secretaries who handled our mail and put up with our frequent requests for “Music please,” and the Learning Center staff for helping with our display. We are especially grateful to Fred Benner for doubling as a photographer. Thanks to Perry Martin, who took great pictures, and, of course, we would like to thank our terrific adviser Mrs. Z, who put up will all the arguments between the editors (we love each other, really), and was always there to tell us to get our act together. Without her we would never have made it. — Kathryn Vocke Mark G. Colin 195 Acknowledgemen ts AFTER A SURPRISE VICTORY over Richard Daley and Jane Byrne in the February Chicago mayoral primary, Harold Wash- ington makes his victory speech. Washington later defeated his Republican opponent, Bernard Epton, in the general elec- tion and became the first black mayor in Chicago history. INDIANA SENATOR Richard Lugar discusses politics with a group of VHS students. Lugar later defeated Democrat Floyd Fithian by a large margin in the November election. Tylenol, economy grab headlines AUGUST: Actor Henry Fonda dies. Porter Coun- ty is found to have the dirtiest air in the Midwest. US Marines invade Lebanon. SEPTEMBER: Princess Grace of Monaco dies of injuries resulting from a car accident. 75,000 peo- ple attend the fourth annual Popcorn Festival. The Christian Militia massacres 597 Palestinians in a refuge camp. First deaths caused by cyanide laced Tylenol occur in Chicago. OCTOBER: Polish parliament outlaws Solidar- ity. Bess Truman dies. John DeLorean is arrested for dealing cocaine. Europeans negotiate with the US on a plan to end the steel wars. NOVEMBER: Richard Lugar wins a second term in the US senate, while republicans take a general loss in the nation-wide elections. Leonid Brezhnev dies, and Yuri Andropov, former head of the KGB takes over the top Soviet post. The NFL football strike ends on its 58th day. DECEMBER: Barney Clark becomes the first man to have a permanent artificial heart implant- ed. The Premier Theatre, a Valparaiso landmark, is torn down. A nuclear arms protester threatens to blow up the Washington monument, and is shot to death by police. The House approves the largest tax increase in history. A gas tax filibuster holds the lame duck congress at a standstill. JANUARY: Sales tax in Indiana is raised to 5%. Bethlehem Steel reveals plans to shut down its Lakawana plant, bringing more business to the local Burns Harbor plant. Allan Dorfman, a Chica- go insurance man with ties to the mafia, is con- victed of bribery and shot down in a gangland style killing in Chicago. FEBRUARY: Harold Washington defeats Byrne and Daley in the Democratic primary in Chicago. Gas prices fall to below a dollar a gallon, as an OPEC oil glut forces a drop in production. MARCH: M A S H ends a 10 year stint on CBS with a final show that gains the largest audience of any TV show in history. Herschel Walker ac- cepts an $8 million contract offer to join the new United States otball League. Nation outraged by a scandal at the EPA. APRIL: The space shuttle, Challenger, becomes the first US shuttle to repair a satellite already in orbit. James Watt bans the Beach Boys from Washington DC summer festivals. President Rea- gan later overules Watt, and welcomes the aging rock stars. Harold Washington defeats republican Bernard Epton to become the first black mayor in Chicago history. A five cent per gallon gas tax causes gas prices to rise above pre-oil glut levels. MAY: Reagan pardons Eugenio Martines, one of the men who broke into the Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate building 11 years ago. A nuclear freeze bill, calling for mutual disar- mament for the US and Soviets passes in the house. Sears announces plans to close its local retail store on Lafayette Street. 196 Current Events " NEW SAFETY SEALED " became a key phrase on over- the-counter drugs in 1983 after ten people died from tak- ing cyanide-laced Tylenol in the fall of 1982. ' F SAFEnKs W£ BROKE - r-dT ' ' •‘ " ’inophen CAPSULE 2? Win relief. )n,a ns no aspirin g ; Capsules -500 mg eac i ' J CHALLENGER, the second United States space shuttle, heads skyward after a perfect launch from Florida ' s Ken- nedy Space Center on April 5. 1983. RECEIVING HIS MANDATORY measles vaccination is ju- nior Dave Soliday. Vaccinations were required of all VHS students who could not provide proof of immunization after a nationwide measles outbreak at college campuses. 197 Current Events BEFORE THE SEMI-STATE basketball tour- nament, Coach Skip Collins receives a bal- loon bouquet from team supporters. VHS reached the " Sweet 16 " in thrilling fash- ion by beating M.C. Rogers in overtime. INTENSELY CONCENTRATING while striding over a hurdle are girls ' track team members Mary Bartelmo. Lisa Triscik, and Denise Cooke. The girls ' team lost only one dual meet during the season and placed second in the DAC. Year ends with optimism The 1982-83 school year ended on an optimistic note, as the value of the dollar rose, and the unemployment rate fell. Still, even with the economy on an upswing, gasoline prices soared to over a dollar, and summer jobs were scarce. The year itself began on a low note as the economy struggled in the worst recession since the thirties, and the Tylenol scare sent a wave of panic across the coun- try. With winter came basketball, and after a slow start, the ‘‘Quiet Company " proved that a team didn ' t need a su- per-star to excell and beat M.C. Rogers to qualify for Semi-State. Student newspapers were a big part of the year as The Viking Press became a permanent VHS fix- ture, and an ' existentialist ' newspaper, ‘‘Dress Code,” prompted mixed reactions from VHS students and facul- ty. However, when VHS was ranked in the top 100 schools in the nation, the overall feeling was pride. — Kathryn A. Vocke 198 Closing AFTER 39 YEARS in Valparaiso, Sears Roebuck and Company announced in May that the Lafayette Street store would close in July, 1983. Downtown merchants hoped that new stores would move into the building, but new tenants were hard to „ _ find 199 Closing AT THE SECTIONAL gymnastics meet, junior Tracy Devine performs her balance beam routine. Devine placed first all-around at sec- tionals and later advanced to the state meet. PREPARING TO TRY their luck at Post- Prom ' s game tables are senior Ray Blaney and Portage student Amy Ogden. Junior par- ents organized and financed the party. 200 Closing Parties, policies, and politics As the year drew to a close, students’ interests turned to parties, policies, and politics. When 54 students were caught at a party, arguments about suspended athletes followed. Parents threatened to sue, and the administra- tion, due to a weakness in school policy, was forced to allow 1 5 athletes back on the teams after only a one week suspension. The prevailing attitude was outrage at the unfairness of the ruling, since athletes in the past had been punished with eight week suspensions. Politics also became a popular subject for discussion as the mayor’s race in Chicago heated up, and many seniors voted for the first time in the local primaries. The economic upturn continued as the Dow Jones In- dustrial average set two new all time highs in April, and unemployment in Northwest Indiana actually went down. Even in the most dismal times, when the economy was at its worst, the people of Valparaiso maintained a posi- tive attitude, and when the recovery came, they looked better than ever. To see a city and a school that can roll with the punches and keep coming out on top, start by looking at Valparaiso High School. Take it from here. — Kathryn A. Vocke All body copy in this book was set in 10-point News Gothic, while captions were set in 8-point. All headlines were set by Josten’s. Headline types for different sections included: Open- ing — 36 pt. Ronda, Student Life — 36 pt. Helvetica, Features — 30 pt. Garamond bold. Academics — 24 pt. Souvenir with 18 pt. Souvenir italic subhead. Album — 24 pt. Palatino italic with 14 pt. Palatino bold subhead, Clubs — 42 pt. Serif Gothic italic with 14 pt. Serif Gothic subhead. Sports — 42 pt. Angeles with 14 pt. Angeles italic subhead, Faculty — 30 pt. Lydian italic, and Ads — 30 pt. Souvenir bold italic. Tool lines were handset by the staff except for 3 pt. tool lines which were company set. The book was printed on 80-pound gloss paper by Josten ' s American Yearbook Company, in Clarksville, Tennes- see. The navy blue leathertone cover with a silver foil stamp was designed by layout editor Mark Colin. VALPARAISO PUBLIC LIBRARY VALPARAISO. INDIANA 46383

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