Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN)

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3 3410 00146493 4 K VALENIAN ' 86 DURING THE ANNUAL Powder Puff game, senior Laura Shurr escapes the grasps of juniors Nancy Brooks, Dawn Deman and Amy Erspamer. When the girls take the playing field and the guys pose as cheerleaders, IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALL- GAME. Because civilization from the an- cient Greeks to modern day has al- ways placed an emphasis on competi- tion, its attention often focuses on ath- letes and their endeavors. We are en- thralled by the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Although no one is quite sure whether life imi- tates sport or sport imitates life, it is certain that life is a game. Like any game, it must be played without instant reply to aid in making M close calls, so it I is not to be tak- en lightly. If one is going to play this game with considerable success, practice was es- sential so that one does not get stuck on trivialities. Naturally, the best prac- tice is that which stresses the funda- mentals and then provides actual play- ing time against tough competitors. For brushing up on the basics, there is spring training, and preseason exhibi- tions offer rookies a taste of the big time. Thus, the real world is the regular season, and school was the preseason warm-up. In high school, everything we learned in previous years is reinforced while we learn to play new positions, compete with our peers and discover our strengths and weaknesses. This process was invaluable preparation for the future. Because high school was a game whose results count in the final stand- ings, it be- hooved us to learn the rules. Those rules may have changed slightly since kindergarten, but we usually knew what to expect in the next stage of the game. Using that knowledge, we prepared for the next year in a 12-year home stand. However, somewhere on the way to the ballpark, things started to change. The game time was moved up, the op- ponent got a number of new players, an extra inning was added to a regula- tion game and prices were raised at the concession stand. In short, for ev- eryone in the stadium, IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME. — Gina Fattore DR. DAVID BESS, VHS principal, assists main office secretary Sue Peloso in alphabetizing students ' pic- tures from the Homecoming Dance. Replacing Garth Johnson, 1985-86 was his first year as top VHS ad- ministrator. MARK MARCINKOWSKI AND Chad Fortune take a rest from the action during the IHSAA Class 5A championship game between Valparaiso and War- ren Central. Fortune’s record 58-yard touchdown reception was the only high point in a 41-7 Viking defeat. 2 Opening SENIOR ALEX BRICKLEY eyes his choices for dessert at the school cafeteria where the cost of a plate lunch rose from $1 to $1.15, making nickels and dimes precious commodities. SENIOR TODD WAGENBLAST helps the boys ' cross country team win Regionals. Nov. 9. his 16th place finish along with the efforts of Brett Polizotto (3rd). Jim Arnold (23rd). Loren Huck (25th) and David Ziegert (55th) allowed the Vikes to capture their second state title in three years. 3 Opening WHILE STUDENTS RUSH frantically to and from classes, these horses lead a more leisurely exis- tence enjoying a sunny December afternoon a mere 100 yards from the parking lot. TO VHS STUDENTS like senior Jessica Jones, the inside view of the high school ' s many hallways, lockers and classrooms was the most familiar part of Valpo. After three years, most students felt a little too at home within the halls of VHS. 4 Opening Season Op ener When looking at our hometown, it was sometimes hard to remain objec- tive because our observations were colored by memories of past exper- iences either joyous or disastrous. As we grew older, our perceptions of Valpo changed, often more rapidly than Valpo itself changed. Thus, each of us saw the Valparaiso we wanted to see and had come to expect. Looking at the new post of- fice, the 49 by-pass and the ever- sprawling County Seat, Valpo was a growing town. Stress was always placed on the new. Yet from down- town, the view leaned more toward the traditional. A small, quiet university town adorned with lots of trees and old houses, Val- paraiso was the epitome of quaintness. However, some signs showed that the storybook college town and the en- ergetic hub were conflicting. The county fairgrounds where we all at- tended the carnivals and circuses of childhood were recycled after being passed by for the new Expo Center and fairgrounds in Morgan Township where the fair was held in 1985. Of course, if one was interested in nostalgia, certain areas of Valpo could bring back the days when this area was all rural farms. The land of farm- houses, cows and tractors was never far away with horses grazing practi- cally in the VHS parking lot. Which brings us to Valparaiso High School. As students, our perceptions of neighboring communities were often based on their schools. Not sur- prisingly, we usually saw our school as the center of Valpo and the center of our little uni- verse. However, as first graders, we probably all thought the same thing about the ele- mentary school we haven’t been inside for years. Chances are, if we went back, we wouldn’t recognize the place. Valpo has changed a lot over the years and will continue to change, but we have changed too. The Valparaiso we remember from childhood no longer existed because we were no longer children. IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALL- GAME. — Gina Fattore SEEN FROM THE corner of Lincolnway and Wash- ington, The Porter County Courthouse and its much-talked about butterfly fountain added in 1977, show Valparaiso to be a quaint small town with an eye on style. WHILE PARENTS AND the rest of Valparaiso were familiar with this view of the high school, students, who were usually on the inside looking out. had a different perspective on their school. Living the life of a Valparaiso High School student was not always a matter of putting in the required hours in class. While academic studies taught us self-discipline and prepared us for the future, having to fill up 33 Friday nights also provided a challenge for students. " Where are we going this weekend?” was often heard in the hallways, sometimes as early as Monday afternoon. Popular answers were home football or basketb all games, soc-hops. dances, April Antics or the fall musical. Throughout the year, these social events became short stops from the pressures of getting an educa- tion. Even though the pressure might have been intense, weekends had the ability to make it seem immaterial. By getting involved in school- sponsored activities, heading for another movie with a group of friends, playing their own version of the dating game or staying home to watch Miami Vice, students took arms against a sea of boredom. When we emerged victorious from that battle, life seemed like a well-timed double play. We got more than we bargained for. Of course, life was sometimes like a fly ball lost in the sun. Unforseen circumstances brought disappointment when things did not turn out the way we planned. Regardless, we kept on planning, devoted our time to the search for the best pizza in town, came out in the rain or snow to cheer on our team, poured an endless stream of dollars into the movie industry and searched for excuses to go into Chicago for concerts or shopping. For every obligatory weekend spent writing a term paper, studying for tests, or working, there were new experiences enticing even the most studious of students to put aside his books and indulge in some short stops. When the bell rang on Friday afternoons, every- one agreed. IT ' S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME. — Gina Fattore Shortstops 6 Student Life Division SENIOR JOE BALDWIN and junior Chris Brickley spend another sedate, low-excite- ment afternoon doing homework in the book- store 7th period. WHEN VALPARAISO MET Fort Wayne Snider in the Class 5A semi-state game, fans lost control cheering for their team who went on to state after beating Snider 20-7. Student Life Divisioi Mon day F riday Syndrome ROM BLfifiHS TO fifiHS EXPRESSIONS ON THE FACES of seniors Traci Krysinski, Julie Hanson, sophomore Matt Krysinski. and senior Rick Chrustowski show the lack of enthusiasm for the home- work awaiting them. A new state law re- quired teachers to assign more homework. JUNIORS ANN NEAL, Prudence Searles, Sue Evanoff, Martha Maiers and Amy Mueller brought umbrellas for protection during the October football game against Gary Roose- velt. Despite the poor weather, the girls stayed the entire game. 8 Blaahs Aahs It’s a difference as great as that between an " A” and an " F,” be- tween summer and winter, or be- tween Lincolnway and State Street. The simple fact is, when you com- pare Mondays and Fridays, there is alm ost no comparison. Fridays have one thing going for them that Mondays never will — a weekend. 3:00 pm on Friday signals the beginning of a 57-hour mini-holi- day-, students take on that all-work- and-no-play-makes-Jack-a-dull-boy- attitude. " I feel a lot better on Fridays be- cause 1 know the weekend is ahead,” said sophomore Pete Pras- sas. Rest and recovery from the past week of outrageously late nights and early mornings is another im- portant factor in the Friday week- end popularity. ”1 love Fridays because I know I get to sleep in the next morning, " said senior Jenny Hardabeck. Even teachers agreed with stu- dents on this issue. " I don’t do too much during the weekend,” said Sid Reggie, who teaches American For- eign Policy. " It’s my time to re- charge.” When the weekend is over, how- ever, teachers as well as students must face the grim reality of Mon- day mornings and another week at school. " The problem with Mondays is that you’ve got a whole week of work ahead. It takes a while to get back into it. I’m usually pretty out of it until Wednesday,” said junior Greg Knight. Sophomore Pete Speckhard agreed, " On Mondays I’m always tired because I stayed up late dur- ing the weekend.” Many students have their own philosophies about why this incredi- bly onesided favoritism exists. " I look at it this way: on Monday I have four days ahead of me just to get another two days off. On Friday 1 know tomorrow is Saturday, and I have two days off to sleep in and watch T.V.,” said senior Jeff Higbie. " Friday is so much better be- cause you’re looking ahead. You can envision the weekend, but on Mon- day it’s all part of the past,” said senior Andrew Ross. It has been said that all good things come to an end. However, the good thing about Fridays is that while they may end with the stroke of midnight, they will always come again. — Karen Mutka SOPHOMORES KIM GOTT. Erin Eorker and Cathy Brown kick back as the weekend cele- brations begin at a Eriday night sock-hop. SENIORS MIKE NEIS and Greg Walls have trouble concentrating on their work on a Monday morning. Both boys served as office aides during third period. SOPHOMORE GIRLS WAIT after school for transportation to the public library where they planned to work on class projects to- gether. Leetz Crowned Queen IKES DEFEAT PIRATES CROWNING THE 1985 Homecom- ing Queen Missy Leetz is new principal David Bess. Leetz was chosen from a court of five sen- ior candidates. Almost all monarchs attain their positions by inheritance because the crown is passed down through the ruling family. Only at VHS is royalty chosen through a democrat- ic vote. One senior girl, chosen by the student body from a court of five, then served as the 1985 Homecom- ing Queen. Building up to the climatic crown- ing at the Merrillville football game, students enjoyed spirit week with activities such as green and white day and the powderpuff football game. Powderpuff was won by the Senior class by a score of 12-0. At halftime of Valpo’s DAC strug- gle, Assistant Principal Bob Sutton crowned princess Kathy Briggs while Principal David Bess had the honor of crowning Missy Leetz, Val- po ' s 1985 Homecoming Queen. Ad- ministrators crowning the winners was a new tradition started this year by new Pep Club sponsor Mary Rybak. " I thought it added a little more class to have the principal and assistant principal do the crown- ing,” explained Rybak. Rounding out the senior court were Jenny Broadhurst, Natalie Ca- vanaugh, and Lindsey Powell. After the halftime festivities, the Viking football team managed to defeat Merrillville with an impres- sive defensive stand at their own goal. To further enjoy the week of Homecoming, Pep Club sponsored a dance on Saturday. Students were invited to climb aboard the " Love Boat” to share an evening with Cap- tain Bess. Pep Club president Cassie Tucker worked closely with Rybak to get the ship afloat. " It took a lot of time and effort but the end result was worth all the time we put in,” said Tucker. " I wasn ' t concerned with wheth- er we made any money or not, I just wanted it to be really nice,” said Rybak. To honor the Homecoming candi- dates, there was a special dance for the queen and her court. The music was supplied by B B music and the turnout was above average com- pared to other dances. Although VHS’s 1985 Homecoming festivities followed traditions set in previous years, all traditions were not adhered to. Usually a queen reigns until death or otherwise in- capable, but at VHS another year allows for another queen. — Stephanie Wood 1985 HOMECOMING COURT and Escorts, Alex Brickley, Jenny Broadhurst, Steve Remi- jan. Queen Missy Leetz. Vic Baron. Princess Kathy Briggs, David Ziegert, Natalie Cavan- augh, Lindsey Powell and Todd Wagenblast. 10 Homecoming SENIOR QUARTER- BACK STEVE Letnich discusses game stra tegy with offen- sive coordinator Terry Cox during Valpo ' s 17-13 Home- coming victory over Merrillville. JUNIORS MEGHAN MARTIN and Mark Jones contribute to the halftime show performed by the VHS marching band. ENJOYING THE SOUND of B 6 B mu- sic on the " Love Boat " are Princess Kathy Briggs and Mark Marcinkowski. Homecoming Wet your whistle, dance up a storm It’s Making Cents VHS has several hot spots, or places where stu- dents congregate at a given time. Among these hot spots are the commons area, the cafeteria, and the school library. However, on Friday nights, the biggest hot spots in the school are the two water fountains by the north balcony. Because on Friday nights, students push their school books aside to grab their dancing shoes and sweat up a storm at post game soc hops. " Soc hops are a blast, but unless you have shorts on, you’re camped out at the water fountains every oth- er dance,” said senior Me- lissa Eddy. HOT AND SWEATY from several rounds on the dance floor, stu- dents take time out for a drink of water. Throughout each post- game sockhop, throngs of stu- dents typically visited this conve- niently located water fountain. JUNIORS NANCY BROOKS, Jin Jin Charon, and Karen Carichoff flag down motorists passing the junior class car wash. The trio split their time at the car wash between washing cars and attracting busi- ness to the fundraiser. Also, the main function of a water fountain, besides the obvious, is to provide a haven for students wishing to escape the dance floor during slow songs or other unpopular tunes. " During a slow song or during an unfamiliar song, when I don’t want to be in an uncomfortable situation, I go out by the water foun- tains. That’s where every- one goes,” said Senior Deanne Spejewski. Even though rock and roll and water fountains may not seem to have a direct connection, one thing really does lead to the other. — Karen Mutka What can you do with a spare bull horn? Group together about 20 or 30 high school students (preferably juniors), buy some Turtle Wax Zip Wax, and have a car wash. It’s a fool-proof plan for a successful fund-raiser. About 30 junior class members put this plan into action during the early hours of September 14, 1985. Why would all these kids give up precious hours of sleep, as well as risk a possi- ble case of dishpan hands, just to wash a few cars? Well, first of all, it wasn’t just a few cars. It was more like " about 75 cars,” ac- cording to junior class trea- surer Andy Griffin. Secondly, it was fun. " We’re all having a good time,” said junior class president Larry Wright, 12 Mini-mag " We’re lucky because the weather is nice; it’s a great day for this car wash.” Student enthusiasm also contributed to the success of the car wash. In high spirits, students like Jeff Osterhout, dressed as a Chinaman, back-flipped and break-danced up and down Campbell Street to at- tract attention. Needless to say, their efforts were suc- cessful. Osterhout and oth- ers performing equally at- tention-grabbing stunts managed to reel in car after car. Meanwhile, the junior class reeled in the bucks — a grant total of $250.00, all of which went toward pur- chasing prom decorations, according to junior class co-sponsors Rhonda Yelton and Mara Fiegle-Hicks. — Karen Mutka Cf j p iu — Everyone You Meet Is Gabbing In His Seat Gossip columnist Rona Barrett could make a for- tune if she came to the VHS football stadium on Friday nights. But only if she brought her little notebook and pen and sat in the students’ section of the bleachers. In other words, if you want to know anything about anyone, Friday night football games are the place to be. " Half the kids sit and talk about what they’re going to do after the game — the basic gabbing, but not many people actually watch the football team,” said junior Larry Wright. Junior Carolyn Miller agreed. " People do what- ever they think is fun — which usually doesn’t in- clude watching the game!” Others have a different opinion. " I do watch the game,” said senior Laura Geiss, " but I also like to talk. Football games are great because they give us a chance to relax and enjoy the beginning of the week- end.” Remarkable as it may seem, throughout this great social event known as a " football game” there is ac- tually a football game tak- ing place. Isn’t that what the fans are paying for? Yes and no. " Most people talk, joke around, and flirt, unless they have a boyfriend in the game. Then they try to watch it!” said junior Me- lanie Kolczak. Occasionally you en- counter the rowdier bunches in the stands. " Some people throw kids down the bleachers,” said sophomore Cathy Brown. Equally noticeable as the rowdies, but not quite so physical, a few students are always on hand to be " gen- erally obnoxious,” as junior Mark Mather put it. While Rona Barrett may not make the kind of bucks she used to earn tattling on the big guns in Hollywood, VHS football games could provide a possible setting for her. — Karen Mutka Money For Nothing . . . Music On TV A highly contagious epi- demic has hit Valparaiso, as well as the rest of the Unit- ed States. Symptoms in- clude uncontrollable fits of humming and toe tapping and a tendency for the eyes to cross while listen- ing to the radio. Doctors are working furiously for a cure to this dreaded dis- ease — MTfeVer. While this situation may be fictional, the possibility of its occurance is not com- pletely out of the question. Since 1981, people in ap- proximately 26.6 billion American homes have been demanding, " I want my MTV!” Undoubtedly almost all of them spend some part of each day camped out in front of the television to watch the latest rock vid- eos on this 24-hour cable channel. The success of MTV has proven that just as peanut butter and jelly go hand in hand, so do music and tele- vision. ”1 think MTV has been a hit because teenagers like music and television, and when you put the two to- gether, you’ve got some- thing they’re going to really love!” said sophomore Car- issa Casbon. — Karen Mutka 10 HOTTEST VACATION SPOTS Florida California Colorado Hawaii Texas Mexico Europe Arizona Michigan New York BIGGEST FADS OF 1986 Stirrup pants Short hair Baggy clothes Oversized sweaters Paisleys Swatch watches Lace Windsurfing Plastic Bracelets Jean Jackets DESPITE THE BAD weather, sen- iors Lindsey Powell and Leah Cam- plan watch the action at a football game between VHS and Gary Roo- sevelt. VHS won the game 36-12. MTV IS A cable network that pre- sents music news and rock videos 24 hours a day. Five part-time VJs serve as commentators for the channel — Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and J.J. Jackson. SOPHOMORE PAUL VENTURA takes time to read signs and post- ers hanging in the locker of junior Melissa Hutton. Hutton installed an extra shelf in her locker by sus- pending a milk crate from string attached to hooks in the locker. BEFORE OR AFTER school practice it is not uncommon to see athletes doing homework in a quiet corner. Time must be budgeted. Students often had to take any spare time they could find to study. All That Snaz In the classic movie " The Wizard of Oz,” Judy Gar- land repeatedly insists, " There’s no place like home.” However, many VHS stu- dents disagree with her. " My locker is kind of a mess and kind of plain, but 1 love it. It’s my home away from home,” said senior Rod Standiford. " Your locker is an exten- sion of your home,” agreed junior Jason Freitag. If this is the case, then VHS has about 1,100 homes away from homes, all " sold” on the first day of school. Each locker, once little more than a large metal box, changed to reflect the personality and interests of its owners as the year pro- gressed. " I like our locker because of how we decorate it. We have lots of pictures up and a big basket filled with can- dy,” said junior Nancy Brooks. " The most exciting thing in my locker is a Calvin Klein underwear ad,” said sophomore Kim Sovich. Others find that an over- active imagination can pre- sent problems between locker partners. " I have mixed feelings about our locker — it’s in- teresting, though. I like it. but I think all the little notes taped up all over the place are a bit too much,” said sophomore Christa Eich- berger. " I’ve got lots of books everywhere. There’s no room for anything else in my locker,” said sopho- more Marc Hamacher. Even though Judy Gar- land thinks that there’s no place like home, many of the more creative students of VHS strive to achieve that atmosphere in their lockers. — Karen Mutka On Being Vikings viking (vT ' king), n. I. any of the Scandinavian pi- rates who plundered the northern and western coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries. 2. a sea-roving bandit; pirate. What does it mean to be a Viking? " The word Viking makes me think of being short and fat with a beard and little horns!” said junior Mary Bielich. " A Viking is a warrior- like figure with a beard who will do everything in his power to get things done,” said senior Kevin McBride. Has VHS, in fact, made a foolish decision by choos- ing a sterotypically short, fat man as a symbolic re- presentative of the school in its athletic endeavors? No. While the Vikings terrorized the people of various European countries for more than 300 years, they weren’t such a bad bunch of guys. Some of the best ship builders of their time, the vikings spent a lot of time exploring the seas, particu- larly the North Atlantic Ocean. Moreover, many historians credit them with being the true discoverers of America. The word " viking” also has an interesting history. To go " a-viking,” meaning to go fighting as a pirate or warrior and was a common Scandinavian expression in the 800s. Hence, this misunder- stood group of " savages” was actually as ferocious as the more flamboyant war- riors — the Pirates, Indians and Trojans, and who re- present our rival schools to- day. — Karen Mutka 14 Mini-mag Good Idea " I have a picture pinned to my wall — an image of you and of me and we’re laughing.” Music lovers will recog- nize these words as the opening line of the Thomp- son Twins’ hit song, " Hold Me Now.” In the tune, lead singer Tom Bailey ad- dresses a girlfriend about problems the two are en- countering in their faltering romance. In the same song, Bailey also says to her " You know that there’s no where that I’d rather be than with you here today.” While students may en- joy the company of a boy- friend or girlfriend, even the closest couple can get bored in the same old Fri- day night routine. " On a date you can go to County Seat, Wright’s Barnyard or Southlake mall. That’s about itl” said one senior. Others are more imagi- native about places to take a date. ”1 think the perfect date would be to go on a hide-a- way weekend on a desert- ed island and then parade around Paris,” said junior Vicki Chester. While this may be a little unrealistic, as well as incredibly expen- sive for the average Ameri- can teenager, it does sound like a good time. For students with Ifess spending money, there are other options. " I think the perfect date would be to go to Chicago and spend the day down- town, and then go to the beach in the evening and watch the sun set,” said ju- nior Dan Newlin. In the same city, but with a different idea, sophomore Jeni Bonjean said, " I ' d like to spend the evening walk- ing along Lakeshore Drive.” Expressing the most radically different idea of all, junior Burt Largura said, " I’d take her (a girlfriend) dove or deer hunting.” Other favorite dates, a little closer to home, includ- ed picnicing in a park, watching the stars, spend- ing the evening at the beach and dancing to a good album. While Tom Bailey and the Thomson Twins may only mourn the sorrows of a love life that is " tattered and torn,” VHS students are constantly searching for ways to break the mono- tony of Friday night rou- tines. — Karen Mutka JUNIORS TRISH SMITH and Todd Hancock enjoy a moment together at a Friday night sock hop. Foreign Exchange Club sponsored the dance. STUDENTS GATHER IN the halls to talk before their next class. Con- versations had to be brief since the passing periods only lasted five minutes. TOP 10 IN ROCK ’N’ ROLL 1. Led Zepplin 2. Bruce Springsteen and U2 3. Van Halen 4. Phil Collins 5. Tears for Fears 6. Huey Lewis and the News and Bryan Adams 7. The Cure and Prince 8. David Bowie and Chicago 9. Dire Straits 10. Howard Jones, Talking Heads and Eagles VHS Takes Five Almost every driver has been caught in a traffic jam at one time or another. Anyone can spot an exper- ienced driver in the midst of confusion by the way he reacts to given situations. In much the same way, students can be classified as upper or lower classmen during the first week of school by simple observa- tion on the part of an inno- cent bystander. However, in some ways even sopho- mores and seniors are uni- versal in behavior. The " big five” (not to be confused with the high five) is a term referring to the five-minute passing pe- riod between each class. There is something special about these five minutes — this is when you find the few similarities among VHS students. " It’s a free-for-all. Total chaos,” said junior Melissa Hutton. However chaotic it may be, there are six things you can always be sure of seeing. During the five min- ute rush, students: Borrow books, papers, pens, pencils, combs, make-up, clothes Imitate, teachers, parents. friends, enemies, animals Gossip about anything and everything Irritate teachers, custo- dians, any author- ity Vanish into lockers, hall- ways, bathrooms, classrooms Eat candy cookies, crack- ers, Twinkies, gum. Tootsie Rolls — Karen Mutka 15 Mini-mag THE ENTIRE CAST turns out to welcome their new band instruments while the orchestra plays " Wells Fargo Wagon.” EULALIE MACECKNIE SHINN. Amy McCasland. the mayor ' s wife, leads the Fourth of July festivities. Olin Britt joins in the singing. THREE MEMBERS OF the school board barbershop quartet, Oliver Hix. Olin Britt and Ewart Dunlop, (Tim Wright. Brian Gill, Andrew Rob- erts.) start one of their numbers. WINTHROP PAROO, KARL BERNER, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School fo urth grader, thrills his mother. Mrs. Paroo, Michelle Crown- over, and Marcellus Washburn. Jeff Carmichael, by overcoming his lisp to sing " Wells Fargo Wagon.” 16 Fall Musical All In A Play’s Work HOWTIME It was P.T. Barnum who first said, " There’s a sucker born every min- ute,” but Professor Harold Hill would undoubtably agree with him. While Barnum proceeded to make his fortune in the circus business. Hill was in the band business and probably would have ended up as rich as Barnum if he hadn’t brought his ideas for a boy’s band to River City, Iowa (As the song goes, " We got trouble, right here in River City”) where he met his nemesis, the snooty town librarian, Marion Paroo ( " He left River City the li- brary building, but he left all the books to her”). For anyone not fam iliar with that scenerio, that set the stage for the 1985 fall musical, Meredith Wilson’s " The Music Man,” which tells the story of Professor Hill’s ill-fated vis- it to River City and his blossoming courtship of Marion. It seems that while Hill claims to be a graduate of the Gary Conservatory (Class of ’05), he cannot read a single note of music and instead relies on his re- voluntionary " think system” to con- vince River City’s ' citizens of his le- gitimacy. Presented November 15, 16, 17 to an approximate total of 1800 people, the play involved 18 major charac- ters and 38 voices for the musical numbers. Auditions were held in mid-September for elementary, ju- nior high and high school students. Two months of after-school re- hearsals followed for the ones who were chosen. According to cast member Pete Yelkovac, " Having the younger cast members added a whole new di- mension to the play. They were en- thusiastic and willing to bend.” Professor Hill, however, refused to give up his scam even when his friend Marcellus warned him of the odds. It took the love of a librarian to convince him to stay put in River City. — Gina Fattore CHARLIE COWELL. Pete Yelkovac, anvil salesman, warns Riv- er City ' s citizens about the scoundrel Harold Hill. AT THE MADISON Library. Professor Hill and four River City kids. Joe Martz, Eric Evans Mindy Heinhold and Amy Tanner, follow the ad- vice of Marion, the librarian, and catch up on their reading. PROFESSOR HILL, Jim Dalfonso, manages to lure Marion. Lisa Bucher, to the footbridge where they sing " Till There Was You.” SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Jacey Squires, Jon Young, leads River City townspeople in " Iowa Stubborn " . JIM DALFONSO and MICHELLE Crownover read lines in rehearsal while Karl Berner enjoys an interesting vantage point. 17 Fall Musical SENIOR RENE FUR LIN jokes with junior Justin Gericke as he decides what he wants to order. Fur- lin worked at Wendy ' s 12-15 hours a week. After school George Douglas works a cash register at Sievers. Douglas usually worked four-hour shifts three or four days a week. VISIONS — ' 85 VHS grad Mike Moore and juniors Paul Gold and Mike Hartig (senior Rick Allen not pictured) — perform their re- make of Sam the Sham and the Pharoah ' s song " Wooly Bully. " The band played at an after-school sock hop at the American Le- gion. 18 After 2:30 Fun After School (1ST IMAGINE... Every high school student in America should read volume 20 of the World Book Encyclopedia. More specifically, they should read the article about recreation in the United States. It’s good for a laugh. According to the authors, John Edwin Coffman and Teresa A. Sulli- van, " Most Americans have a great deal of leisure time ...” Hmmm. Maybe Americans in the upper age brackets have a lot of " leisure time,” but here in the I8s-and-un- der, free time during the working week is scarce. " It’s terrible. After I get out of school, go to work and do home- work, I’m left with no time,” said senior George Douglas. He’s not the only one. ”1 work three days a week, go to club meetings after school and do lots of homework. Once in a while — rarely — I get some sleep,” said senior Julie Bodensteiner. But wouldn’t it be nice if students did have a few spare minutes some- where between 2:30 p.m. and 7:40 a.m. the next day? At least we can dream . . . Wouldn’t it be nice if we could catch a 2:40 flight to California, spend a few hours soaking up the sun and fly back just in time for first hour the next day, complete with a fabulous tan? " I’d like to hop on a supersonic jet and go to Australia, just as long as I’m home by I o’clock to get some sleep for school the next day,” said senior Brian Gill. Wouldn’t it be even nicer if we could drive into Chicago every night of the week to go to rock con- certs? " I’d love to go to some good rock concerts, but I’d go off and on,” said sophomore Wendy Berner. ”1 don’t know if I could handle a con- cert every night of the week. I’d love to see Bruce Springsteen.” And wouldn’t it be great to come home from school and hear your parents say that it’d be just fine with them if you invited 50 or 60 people over for a party, as long as they’re all out by 6:30 a.m. the next day? " If I had a party like that I’d go all out — tons of food, pizza at two in the morning,” said senior Michaelle Grabowski. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the whole school could take a Caribbean cruise after school, free of charge? Maybe the administration would have so much fun that they’d cancel school for the next day, and we’d make it a two-day affair. " A cruise would definitely be a great idea. We’d go to the Mediter- ranean — Club Med type stuff. We could hit the Greek Islands. We could take a party to the Parthenon and knock down what’s left of it,” said sophomore Heather Fierst. In reality, a student’s social life after school is almost nonexistent. It’s no secret that after the after- school club meetings, athletic prac- tices and part-time jobs, students do roughly three things: eat, study and sleep. But we can dream. Wouldn’t it be nice? — Karen Mutka SOPHOMORES MEGHAN MARTIN and Kathy Sovich spend a couple hours after school making up a missed chemis- try lab. The girls were separating sand and salt in or- der to determine the weight of each. WHILE WAITING TO play in the next intra- mural basketball game, sophomore team- mates Jason Mack. Tony Letnich. Kevin Hughes, and Marc Leetz clown around. The foursome spent an hour and a half giving play-by-play reports of action during the first game. SCHOOLBOOKS CAN BE multi-purpose. Sen- ior Marybeth Reavis uses her homework as a step ladder to reach the top shelf of her locker. 19 After 2:30 SOPHOMORES MISSY BALDWIN and Corey Fortune take a minute to look for their pyramid. Each couple attend- ing the dance had a pyramid with their names on it on the wall. _ Egypt Crowns A King ORGET PHfiROfiHS Cleopatra might have done it a little differently. She might have used more au- thentic decorations and real cam- els. She probably would have held a dance called " A Night on the Nile” in the middle of a huge desert with plenty of palm trees, or maybe right next to the river itself in an enor- mous tent. When V-Teens began planning the annual King of Hearts dance, they knew their " Night on the Nile” would have a few restrictions. For starters, there would be no sand, no tents, no exotic foods. It was strict- ly a paper decorations cookies and punch affair. But when you get right down to it, a dance is a dance, whether it’s confined to a stuffy high school gym or held on a sun-baked African desert. The setting — VHS’s north balcony — was not ideal, but the decorations were. " We wanted it to be fairly realis- tic so we referred to a book of Egyptian mythology to get ideas for decorating,” said V-Teens sponsor Liz Hall. The end result: it wasn’t Cairo, but it wasn’t bad. A bridge over alli- gator-infested waters led students toward pyramids, palm trees, wa- terfalls, and an Egyptian sunset sur- rounding the dance floor. Pharoahs and hyroglyphics were also part of the setting when senior Mike Neis was crowned King of Hearts. It was very spread-out. Students could dance to music provided by B § B, sit at tables off to the side, or move to the cafeteria to get away from the commotion. Being the outgoing woman she was, Cleopatra would have loved this dance. It was a time for the women’s-libbers, not the faint- hearted. The dance was Sadie Haw- kins style, or girl ask guy. Most of the guys didn’t seem to mind being in the passenger seat for a change. " When I go to a dance, we stay at my house with a TV dinner. When the girl pays, we go to the best res- taurant. It doesn’t bug me at all,” explained senior Russ Barone. " If I can think of a disadvantage to this type of dance it would be breaking hearts. The worst thing is seeing all these rejected females walking the halls with long faces.” " Long faces” may have been common before the dance, but they were even more noticeable after the dance. Girls emptied their pock- etbooks for dinner as well as the tickets. " It’s a good chance for girls to experience the financial burdens of dating,” said senior Greg Chester. " Any guy will go to a dance if he doesn’t have to pay for it.” Guys didn’t mind being paid for. But surprisingly, the girls didn’t mind doing the paying. Dance tick- ets totaling 182 were sold. At $6 a couple, V-Teens pulled in $1092, $500 of which was donated to the Porter County Heart Association. " It doesn’t bother me. Guys pay for everything else, so it’s a break for them,” said senior Kate McNeill. Sophomore Tonya Gray agreed, " I think it’s good. It should be this way some of the time. It’s not right for the guy t o always have to pay.” While some girls were worrying about coming up with cash to foot the bill, others just worried about going to the dance. ”1 was a wimp. I like it better the other way, when the guy does the asking,” said sophomore Jamie Clark. " I’m willing to spend the mon- ey, but I’m just too scared to ask anyone.” V-Teens had a problem or two also while preparing for the dance. For a long time, the date of the dance was a big question mark. " We tossed around several dates, but it’s next to impossible to get a day when there’s nothing going on here,” said Hall. The date was finally settled for February 8, the day of a music con- test for band members and also the day of sectionals for girls on the basketball team. Both groups made it to the dance, however. The girls in the band came with their dates just like everyone else. But the girls basketball team stormed the balco- ny around 10 o’clock with a trophy and pieces of the net after winning sectionals. They danced a few rounds and then left to do more celebrating. " We had fun, but I would’ve liked to have been at that dance,” said senior basketball player Rochelle Meyers. " This is the third year in a row that girls’ sectionals and the King of Hearts dance have been on the same night.” Unlike V-Teens, Cleopatra wouldn’t have had problems plan- ning this type of party. Her wish was her servant’s command. That’s what it’s like when you’re queen of the Nile. — Karen Mutka COUPLES DREW CLOSE to dance to " Separate Lives, " a ballad sung by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin. STUDENTS DANCE TO an old favorite, " Shout!” by Otis Day and the Nights. DUE TO THE resignation of two candidates, the 1986 King of Hearts court was small. Stu- dents voted on the king and prince by the ballot system rather than money donations. WHILE THE MOVIE " Purple Rain” was re- leased in 1984, " Let’s Go Crazy a song from the soundtrack, was still a popular song with junior Susan Roberts and sophomore Cyndi Wells. 2 King Of Hearts AS THE DAY draws to a close, seniors Elise Daxe. Sam Harper. Traci Kry- sinski and Joe Kova- lick watch from the pier as acrobats per- form in a sunset fes- tival. The foursome traveled to Key West for spring break in a renovated school bus driven by Daxe’s uncle. SENIORS SA M HARP- ER and Joe Kovalick discuss last minute plans before they go snorkeling. The two were looking for alli- gators in Key Largo. Florida. WHILE VISITING FRIENDS in Califor- nia. senior Angie Shook spent a day in Anaheim at Disney- land. The Heat Is On REfiKING OCIT At 130 pm on Friday, March 21, 1986, every VFIS student and teach- er breathed a tremendous sigh of relief. Then they sprinted out the school doors, exhausted, saying, " It’s about time.” Some took the school bus home. Many hopped a plane to Florida. A few scattered off to miscella- neous places like Louisville, Ken- tucky) San Francisco, California and St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. And so began Spring Break, 10 days of uninterrupted " spare time.” For VFIS’s working class kid, the week of spring break meant 4 0 hours of burger-flipping, box-lug- ging, and bag-stuffing. " I worked at Fayva forever,” said junior Jennifer Wojcik. For the spring sport athlete, it was an endless string of pre-season practices. " Monday I had track practice. Tuesday I had track. I had track everyday — sometimes twice a day,” sighed junior Bob Morrison. And for everyone else, it was a week for just bumming around, whether the bumming was done in Valparaiso, Florida or Valparaiso, Indiana. " I had fun,” said senior Manmeet Patheja. " 1 bummed around town a lot. I did things with people I don’t usually have time to do stuff with.” Spring break meant different things to different people. Howev- er, sunshine seemed to play an im- portant part in the success of ev- eryone’s vacation. " I spent my time in the sun. I was always outdoors,” said junior Tonia McLinn. On Saturday, March 29, the weather forecast for Tampa, Flor- ida, was: Partly cloudy. Rain, High 77, Low 55. On the same day in Val- paraiso, Indiana, the forecast read: Like summer. High 80. Low 55. And in New Orleans, it was just H-O-T. " I went to New Orleans to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street,” said sophomore Bob Shi- lander. " All week it was 85-90 blue skies, no clouds, no rain.” It was the same story in Florida. " I went to Key West,” said junior Kevin Maxey. " During the day we went to the beach and soaked up the sun. In the evenings we went to the pier for the nightly sundown festivals. There were acrobats, jug- glers, mimes, and every kind of street performer you could think of.” Key West wasn’t the only excit- ing city on the map. " Valpo is nice, but Fort Lauder- dale has two things Valpo doesn’t. One is different people,” said junior Josh Wolfe, " The other is rowdy parties. If their parties were mea- sured on the Richter scale, we would’ve sunk the state of Califor- nia.” In addition to good weather, peo- ple were also a key ingredient in fun vacations. " The hardest thing about vaca- tion is leaving,” said junior Maureen Petro. " Everyone is really friendly. You get so close to people. It’s hard knowing you’ll never see them again.” Senior Jeff Williamson agreed that " the people made it more fun.” " 1 went to Daytona Beach. It was incredible,” said Williamson. " There was so much to do — so many people.” While the majority of the popula- tion at VHS stayed in the Western Hemisphere for vacation, a few did manage to break out to the eastern world. " I went on a 10-day tour of Ger- many, Austria, and Switzerland w ith 50 other high school students,” said senior Amy Parry. " We were like one big family. There were so many hilarious things that happened. It would take forever to tell them all.” " It was great,” agreed senior Bri- an Black. " We toured four castles, crossed the Rhine, and went to sev- eral German cafes. I’m definitely going back sometime.” The only complaint students voiced about spring break was that it passed too quickly. At 7:35 am on Tuesday, April I, students and teachers sighed just as they did on March 21, when vacation began. But this time the sigh was for different reasons — early mornings, late nights and another nine weeks ot school. The funny thing is that they all came back on April Fool’s Day. — Karen Mutka VHS STUDENTS TAKE a break from shopping in Munich to eat at a local restaurant. Although they were far from home, they still managed to find something American — Pepsi. JUNIORS TRISH SMITH and Alane Abbott admire a Porsche displayed at Marienplatz, a pe- destrian shopping mall in Munich. 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Five V.H.S. teachers told the audience at April Antics " I Need A Vaca- tion.” BINOCULARS HELP SENIOR Andy Roberts ob- serve the action on the beach. Roberts later left the stage to get a closer look. 25 April Antics LIVING A LIFE of luxury, senior Brian Gill and sophomore Jeff Carmichael ac- cept champagne from their butler, junior Pete Yel- kovac. Gill and Carmichael spent their time on the beach swapping stories about their child- hoods in England. AFTER A FIGHT with their girl- friends, junior Bob Ducat and senior Kelly Bednar, Jon Young and Jim Dalfonso clutch rubber duckies for moral sup- port. SENIOR ANDY ROB ERTS and junior Jill Bodensteiner prove that sunglasses can look good with for- mals as they dance to music by Visions. DETERMINED TO WIN A PRIZE. Tammy Elouston tosses a ball toward the basket as junior class parent Joyce McMurtrey watch- es. Post Prom. Carousel ' 86 was held at the Valparaiso University Student Union. JUNIOR NICK KOPKO concentrates on his next shot while sophomore Carole Worden and senior Charlie VanSenus wait for their turns. Bowling, ping pong, and video games were also available to students in the V.U. Union Arcade. 26 Prom Make It Magical OMIGHT Since the release of her hit ' Mon- ey Changes Everything,” Cindy Lauper has been accused of kicking a dent into American values. It’s an understandable attitude. In a society where prices increase al- most daily and spending entire pay- checks on a single outfit is in style, money plays a key role. But does money really change everything? Was money the reason why the 1986 prom was moved from the high school gym to the Porter County Expo Center? No. It was there because, accord- ing to junior class sponsor Rhonda Yelton, " A lot of kids said, ' No mat- ter how you decorate it, the gym is still the gym.’ So we decided to try something new.” " Something new " turned out to be exactly what students wanted. " It was the dance of the year,” said senior Tim Collins. " The whole thing was a total blast — no parents and lots of fun things to do,” said sophomore Wendy Berner. Besides the absence of parents for a weekend, students enjoyed prom for another reason. Visions, a VHS band composed of junior Mike Hartig, senior Rick Allen, junior Paul Gold, and graduate Bill Day Jr., pro- vided the music. " It was cool because we knew the band members,” said senior Natalie Cavanaugh. " They’re a great band.” In early March, the band began practicing songs suggested to them by the student body, to insure that students would like what they heard at prom. " We had people request songs months before prom, and we did some of what we wanted to play, too,” said junior Paul Gold. " The night before prom we prac- ticed until one in the morning,” said Gold. " We were all very tired the next morning, but we were at the Expo early, set up, ran a sound check, and left. It took us about four hours.” Despite the hours of preparation. Visions enjoyed prom as much as everyone else. " I still find it hard to believe that someone paid us for something that was so fun,” said Gold. " The money was just an extra bonus.” Money didn’t change anything. But it did influence three things about prom: where students ate (The White House or McDonald’s drive thru?), what students did the day after prom (Great America or the beach?), and what picture pack- age they ordered at prom. Really now, what student cared if he got eight wallet size photos or 16? — Karen Mutka JUNIOR MELISSA HUTTON and Wash- ington Township ju- nior Todd Kado re- lax together on the dance floor at post prom. Music was provided by the band Abacus. WHILE THE BAND takes a break, so do junior Jason Freitag and senior Marybeth Reavis. JUNIORS KAREN CARICHOFF. Brian Benedict. Kristin Mooney, and Jeff Adney enjoy prom. 21 Prom Class Of ’86 Celebrates OING IN STYLE " ... This is it. Guys in green, girls in white. Everyone in alpha- betical order, please. When we give the signal, stand up. OK, sit down. And remember, when he calls your name, walk slowly, like this ...” After 12 years of school, these 399 kids know one thing — how to act during a convocation. They know when to nod, when to smile and when to react. During this final convocation, commencement, their reaction was planned, but also spontaneous. Their excitement — their joy — was evi- dent when Lori Zweig, number 399 by the alphabet, received her diplo- ma. The unrestrained reaction of the graduates reflected the tension that built up to the ceremony. " Fi- nally,” explained senior Jennie Gir- ton, " I’ve been waiting for a long time.” Yeeeaaaah! " This is great,” said Bill Hickman, " I feel like I can get away with anything.” Confetti, fireworks and yes, toi- let paper flew everywhere. " It’s total exhilaration,” said Pat Kim, " Words can’t describe it. It’s a feeling no sophomore or junior can ever understand.” Chris Reichert agreed, " It’s great to be out. I feel like I’m finally al- lowed to live a real life. And man, I’m going to celebrate.” Yeah, after 12 years of school, these kids know how to act at a convocation .... When to throw confetti. And most of all, when to break out the sunglasses and toilet paper. — Karen Mutka VHS PRINCIPAL DR. David Bess and sen- ior class president Marco Alcantara distribute diplomas. MINNIE ANG, VALE- DICTORIAN of the class of 1986, ad- dresses the crowd at graduation. Ang finished the year with a 4.3421 GPA and planned to at- tend the University of Chicago. WITH ONLY 10 minutes left before the gradu- ation ceremony begins, Anne Frey helps for- eign exchange student Rico Garzotto fix his cap. In July, Garzotto returned to Switzer- land to study, and he planned to enter the Swiss army. 2 $ Graduation SENIOR CLASS VICE president Mike Neis and treasurer Russ Barone clown around after Neis led the turning of the tassels. Between the two boys is class salutatorian Susie Johnson. SALLY JASNIC AND Myra Macapagal celebrate together. Both girls continued their celebration at the senior party at t he VU student union. 29 Graduation Extra Inning s Eight hours and six minutes represents the longest professional baseball game. On May 9, 1984. after 16 innings above and beyond a normal day’s work, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwau- kee Brewers 7-6. In the world of sports, that’s known as overtime. For the players, it’s tiring; for the fans, it means more excitement for their entertainment dollar, and for everyone involved, it makes a victory more hard-fought and definitely worth savoring. While overtime contests were somewhat rare in professional sports, they were an everyday occurrence at Valparaiso High School. At VHS, working over- time sometimes meant make-up tests or late night study sessions, but usually volvement. By choosing to f join any of the more than 70 v VHS organizations which met after school, students indicated their desire to go beyond a normal, nine-in- ning, 7:40 to 2:30 school day. For those who got involved, there were an infinite number of meetings, committee, bake sales, rehearsals, matches, deadlines, fund raisers and rides home on the late bus. For those in the school and community, such as VHS athletes or the Porter County Heart Association, who benefited from the efforts of VHS clubs, over- time meant getting more than they bargained for. Everyone agreed the results of these outside efforts were hard-fought and worth savoring because they represented a voluntary committ- ment. When we got to the bottom of the ninth, nothing forced us to go through extra innings. Although we had worked hard for an entire game, we realized that after 2:30, the slate was wiped clean. Once we got into Extra Innings, we were forced to admit, " IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.” Gina Fattore SENIOR BOWL MEMBERS Mark Kleeham- mer, Gina Fattore and Laura Geiss exhibit the stamina and concentration which led the team in their mental beating of Ches- terton. Larry Dembinski and Scott Newsom provide vital fan support. FOREIGN EXCHANGE CLUB treasurer Drew Schenck enjoys dinner with the foreign students at the foreign feast in January. Klaus Dahn, Jakob Olsen and Rico Garzotto came to VHS from Germany. Denmark and Switzerland through Youth for Understand- ing. 30 Clubs Division Page Students Control Zhe School OVERNMENT Ambassadors are the liai- sons between countries, solv- ing problems, bringing coun- tries together, and giving sug- gestions. Serving the same purpose, student government members are the liaisons be- tween the students and the administration. Student Council met to solve problems which existed within the student body and also between students and the faculty. Student Council also made sure that they planned activities according to the in- terests of the student body. According to Student Coun- cil member Kevin McBride, " We had meetings to try to interrelate our community, student and faculty commit- tees.” The activities that were sponsored by the Student Council were the Annual Christmas Dance, Winter Car- nival, and the soc-hops. To become a representa- tive, students must have a pe- tition signed by 25 classmates. Elections took place each spring, except for the sopho- more class who voted the fol- lowing fall. As Student Council tries to solve problems that exist be- tween students and the facul- ty, Student Faculty Senate works to improve communica- tion between the staff and the students. The Senate also pro- vided needed financial aid to any VHS organization. According to Senate mem- ber Andy Ross, " Faculty mem- bers and students compose the Senate, and each student represents an organization, in addition to the Student Coun- cil president and vice-presi- dent.” Faculty members are chosen through self-nomina- tion and by the Student Coun- cil. Although members of the VHS student government don’t try to bring countries to- gether like ambassadors do, they do try to bring together to VHS students and the ad- ministration. — Deanne Spejewski STUDENT FACULTY SENATE — Front Row: Gina Fattore, Bob Sutton. Mark Kleehammer. Laura Geiss. Sandy Marshall. Marilyn Burton, Pete Yelkovac, Andy Roberts. Second Row: Phil Eskilson. Larry Dembinski, Veronica Vas, Lori Bell. Martin Miller. Diane Moryl, John Pinkerton. Back Row: Jenny Girton, Alex Brickley. Michelle Douglas. Todd Bennethum. STUDENT COUNCIL — Front Row: Mark Hardwick. Myra Macapagal. Natalie Cavanaugh, Alex Brickley. Second Row. Minnie Ang. Melissa Evans. Carol Casto. Gina Fattore. Julie Bodensteiner. Susanne Largura, Joanna Law. Rani Sier, Kim Sovich. Erin Forker. Trish Smith, Marsha Evans. Third RowJennifer Stout, Kathy Sovich. Andrea Ku, Caty Ber- nardi. Fourth Row: Laurie Bell, Lora Maiers, Carolyn Miller, Tammy Ma- honey. Larry Wright, Jodi Frailey. Julie Bowen, Stacie Stonebreaker, Mary Bielich. Martha Maiers, Missy Kleist. Stacey Jangel. Fifth Row: Will Gray. Ken Taylor. Lisa Etzler, Todd Hancock, Ted Peters, Cory Pingatore, Mychel Macapagal. Back Row: Frank Wilson, Carrie Buck, Val Pizutti, Lindsey Powell, Laura Shurr. Steve Remijan, Pat Rooney, Kevin McBride. 12 Student Council Student Faculty Senate JUNIOR TIM MCDONALD and seniors Megan Boetel. Greg Walls. Natalie Ca- vanaugh. and Rick Chrustowski rest during the all night Student Council- Sadd Lock-In. SOPHOMORES MISSY BALDWIN AND Erin Eorker wrap presents to use as part of the decorations for the Christ- mas dance. STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBER Trisha Landstrom helps paint the wall deco- rations for the Christmas dance. VHS STUDENTS LOOK for their hearts with their names on them as part of a Student Council activity for Valen- tine ' s Day. STUDENTS AND FACULTY members meet every other Monday to discuss ways in which to improve the commu- nication between the faculty and stu- dents. Student Council Student Faculty 33 Senate Midden Mystery behind Zhe HILANTHROPY Case of the Missing Link 8:00 p.m. Jan. 23, 1986 Conference Room 101 Who am I? Agent 70, per- haps the greatest detective ever to crack a case at Valpar- aiso High school. It all began when I was sit- ting casually smoking a cigar and a mysterious woman en- tered my office. She introduced herself as Pat Higbie, coordinator of the VHS club handbook. " Why would a coordinator of a club handbook come to see Agent 70, one of the best known detectives in the state of Indiana?” I asked myself. She began her case as soon as she sat down. " I’ve been searching for the missing link to a paragraph I have to write about three VHS clubs: V- Teens, YARC and SADD,” stat- ed Higbie. She then added, " I have to find the one thing that these three clubs have in com- mon, and I thought you could help me find the missing link.” 1, of course, wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to crack a mystery, so I took the case. Obviously, this case wouldn’t be as challenging as my murder case last week. I decided to take one club at a time, so I started with V- teens. I went to BIO, the room where all the meetings were held. It was an average high school room with books, desks, cabinets and black boards. I looked through the desks and cabinets looking for any information about the club’s activities. Then, I spotted it. The V-Teens plan book. I care- fully flipped through the pages. I soon came across a couple of recent entries. It seems that in November V-Teens gave Thanksgiving baskets to needy families in the community, and in De- cember, V-Teens members went Christmas caroling to the County Home. Typical stuff here, not much to go on. As I read the last page, I dis- covered there was a dance V- Teens regularly scheduled in which a king is crowned. I also discovered the proceeds go to the Porter County Heart Fund. Still not much to go on, but there were no more entries. I had to move on. My next destination was C22I, the room of the sponsor of YARC, Youth Association for Retarded Citizens. While I was searching through the cabinets, I found a few pictures of a party. On the back of the pictures were YARC members and their names and their retarded citi- zens’ (clients) names. After looking through notes of previous meetings, I real- ized that YARC plans all its ac- tivities with their clients. A few activities were going to football games and dances. This was a very special club. My final investigation was in the room of Mark Hoffman, SADD sponsor. As I walked toward Hoff- man’s desk, I heard the door knob click and someone en- tered the room. I turned to see Hoffman standing in the door- way. I told him I was interest- ed in becoming a member of SADD, Students Against Drunk Driving. Good thinking on my part, but I had to act fast. Hoffman explained that the only commitment required was to promise not to drink and drive, and that this club helps teach members ways to keep everybody that has been drinking off the roads. On my way back to the of- fice I thought about my dis- coveries. V-Teens helped the needy, YARC worked with the retard- ed clients and SADD helped keep drunk drivers from hurt- ing themselves and others. " That’s it, the missing link,” I said. V-Teens, YARC and SADD had one thing in com- mon. They served their com- munity. Case Closed. - Deanne Spejewski JUNIOR TIM TAN and seniors Titus Tan. Gina Fattore. Andy Ross and Mark Kleehammer paint a Nile scene as part of the decorations for the King of Hearts Dance. 34 V-Teens YARC SADD V-TEENS — Front Row: Vicki Farnum. Charlene Kuel. Amy Floftizer, Coleen Mitchell. Alane Abbott. Elizabeth Versteeg, Ellen McQuillan. Aly- son Miller, Susan Freese. Second Row: Denise Robinson. Christy Kelly, Loretta Kenney, Marybeth Reavis, Laurie Ailes, Larry Dembinski, Mark Kleehammer, Gina Fattore, Jaipal Patheja. Andy Ross, Laura Geiss, Ann Tolin, Mychel Macapagal. Back Row: Kevin McBride. Deanne Spejewski. Chris Bondi. Titus Tan, Corey Pingatore, Tim Tan, Kris Albers. Katie Douglas, Susanne Largura, Jewel Carlos. YARC — Front Row: Veronica Vas, Danne Benjamin, Tammy Hamrick, Stephanie Snider. Second Row: Heidi Harris, Amy Hoftizer. Cindy Standi- ford, Angie Ramirez. Denise Robinson. Carolyn Miller. Back Row: Debbie Benjamin, Ann Tolin, Theresa Stevans, Dawn Collins. Tammy Goodwin. Mark Veselica, Mike Daggett. SADD — Front Row: Erin Bland. Sara Mutka, Jennifer Curts, Jody Dusek, Leanne Thomas, Kate McNeil, Sandy Nelson. Lindsey Powell, Cassie Tucker. Emily Sachs. Shelley Wilgus, Amy Sanford. Second Row Mark Hoffman. Karen Carichoff. Caty Bernardi. Jodi Frailey. April Newkirk, Bonnie Shoffner. Larry Dembinski, Andy Ross. Mark Kleehammer, Karen Mutka, Julie Duberry, Lisa Eple. Third Row: Andrea Dennis, Mychel Macapagal, Missy Kleist, Cory Pingatore, Alane Abbott. Sharon Alex- ander, Wendell Brink, Jeff Higbie, William Brown, Dusty Hamicker. Back Row: Lora Maiers. Susan Hersemann, Ann Boguslawski. Theresa Williams. Shannon Alexander, Charlie Vansenus. Craig Hewlett. SPONSOR MARK HOFFMAN AND Mrs. Hoffman tend to the open bar serving non-alcoholic mixed drinks, as Juniors Jody Susdorf, Shelley McMurtrey and Senior Kate McNeil talk during the SADD Happy Hour at the Lock-In. 35 V-Teens YARC SADD SENIOR ERIC CONLEY works on a pro- SENIOR MIKE HUTTINGER works on ject during drafting class. his electronic robot in class. CANDY CANE SALES were a large suc- cess this year. Junior DECA members Melinda Yates. Kelly Gant and Mar- lene Elkins spend their lunch period taking orders. 36 DECA VICA OEA Class Plus Club Adds Up Co XPERIENCE While DECA, VICA and OEA have many obvious differ- ences, they all have one com- mon goal: teaching important career skills to be used after high school. All three of these clubs go hand in hand with a class and some involve part time jobs. Distributive Education Clubs of America, DECA, goes hand in hand with a class called Marketing Education. There are approximately 40 members in the club which is sponsored by Judy Commers. DECA also gives seniors a chance to work at a local busi- ness which is related to their field of interest and get six credits as well as being paid. DECA participates in many civic, social and fund raising activities such as soc-hops, candy cane sales, rock-a- thons for the cancer society, and fashion shows. According to Commers, " Distributive education is like a cake, but DECA is the icing — it’s the fun part.” Office Education Associ- ation, OEA, is another co-cur- ricular class sponsored by Cin- dy Stalbaum. The 20 members of OEA learn many office skills such as conducting meetings, taking minutes, presentations in front of an audience, re- ports, meeting deadlines and working well with others. " Club members have fun pro- jects such as pizza parties, Christmas caroling, secret santas, and there is also an awards program,” said Stal- baum. Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, VICA, is a conglo- merate of approximately eight vocational classes with a club devoted to each. Industrial Cooperative Training, Archi- tecture Drafting, Electronics Food Services and Machine Trades are examples of these classes. Many of these pro- grams include part-time jobs where the student can get on- the-job training. A special competition, or skill Olympics is held so that students can compete for recognition in their field of study. All three of these clubs com- peted in regional and some in national competitions, and were very successful. Yet de- spite their important services, " These programs are strug- gling for enrollment because of an increase in academic credits necessary for gradu- ation,” said Zane Cole, spon- sor of ICT. DECA, VICA and OEA taught students at VHS impor- tant skills and enjoyed many fun projects this year as well. — Sandy Eichelberger OEA members: Front Row — Alicia Skolak. Kathy Monach. Tammy John- son. Lori White and Shiela Howe. Back Row — Ron Arendt, Amber Barrier, Rae Perez, Susie Heinz. Janie Pyle. Christine Mueller. Leah Cam- plan, Christine Spencer, Mary Weinke and Cindy Stalbaum. Senior DECA members: Front Row — Laura Brown, Lori Daniel. Michelle Douglas, and Brenda Krause. Second Row — Steve Biel, Susie Yates, Pam Edwards. Becky Ross, Aimee Antonmaria. Bonnie Nicholas, Nancy Mohler and Tammy Ippolito. Back Row — Alan Naggartz, Scott Stowers, Scott Finley and Tom Huber. J HS Qoes Ueyeiid UCCESS Service, character, leader- ship and scholarship: the four qualities an NHS member must have. Although members must standout in all four areas, many students think the club is based on scholarship alone. True, a 3.5 GPA is needed be- fore a student can be consid- ered for membership, but that 3.5 doesn’t assure acceptance into the club. Members of the club have accomplished numerous goals outside of the academic world. For instance, Todd Wa- genblast was a member of the cross country team which won state in 1986 and Drew Schenck helped his 400 free relay team win the state swimming title. These two were not alone in the success- fulness athletically. Leadership, another re- quired quality, was also exhib- ited by the club’s members. Many senior members lead un- derclassmen in their respec- tive clubs, organizations and athletic teams. Another exam- ple of a leader was Mark Hard- wick, student council presi- dent. Members fulfilled the ser- vice requirements by partici- pating in clubs such as DECA and YARC. Some members also took part in youth groups or did volunteer charity work. Character was shown in all members simply by maintain- ing their GPAs while striving in leadership and service. — Laura Shurr National Honor Society, Front Row — Stephanie Wood, Diana Maniak, Julie Fritz, Tammy Mahoney, Jody Susdorf, Martha Maiers, Jill Boden- steiner, Jill Koetke, Melissa Hutton, Andrea Ku, Karen Herrick, Carolyn Miller. Second Row — Christine Kalina, Charlene Kuehl, Laura Hartwig, Kate McNeil, Beth Given. Elizabeth Versteeg, Jenny Hall, Mary latridis, Amy Miller, Natalie Moser, Julie Carrell, Lisa Bucher. Susan Holcomb, Kathy Molitoris. Third row — Colleen Mitchel, Steve Pilz, Joe Martz, Michelle Crownover, Julia Betjemmen. Julie Hanson. Mark Hardwick, Julie Bodensteiner. Sue Frye, Liz Hauser, Kristi Vendel. Cory Pingatore, Sandy Marshall, Susie Johnson. Fourth Row — Pete Yelkovac, Brian Klemz, Rochelle Meyers, Laurie Ailes, Laura Geiss, Mike Barone, Gina Fattore. Kristin Meyer, Dave Ziegert, Becky Truemper, Minnie Ang, Kate Tanner, Karen Mutka, Jenny Hardebeck. Back Row — Kevin McBride, Titus Tan. Dusty Hamacher, Greg Morton, Drew Schenk, and Jason Freitag. JUNIOR SHELLEY MCMURTREY deliv- ers flowers during National Honor So- ciety Flower Day. 38 National Honor Society SENIOR TITUS TAN lights the last of four candles representing the four qualities that NHS members must have. SANDY MARSHALL, SENIOR, helps serve punch following the National Honor Society inductions. JEAN HECKMAN AND Judy Lebryk congratulate senior Julie Hanson on her acceptance to the club. 39 National Honor Society Zhe Newspaper Zhat Underwent ITERATIONS L C VIKING PRESS STAFF — From Row: Myra Macapagal, Katie Flofferth. Gina Fattore. Stephanie Wood, Marilyn Burton, Sandy Eichelberger. Back Row: Deanne Spejewski, Karen Mutka, Pete Yelkovac, Loretta Kenney, Chris- tine Mueller. Amy Davis. Chris Seroczynski, 40 Viking Press Senior Brian Klemz. Sophomore Jeff Dygert. and Junior John Neichterline take some time out from classroom work to read the Viking Press. Newspaper innovations have progressed considerably since the Bedrock days. While Fred and Barney read their morning paper off of a chis- eled rock, today people read their papers off processed wood pulp. Not only has newpaper technology improved over the years, but the Viking Press staff made changes in the for- mat and style of the school newspaper. The format of the Viking Press was changed from a magazine style to a larger tab- loid style. Senior Alicia Skolak said that she didn’t like the new style because, " Since I have to open it like a full-sized news- paper, I get caught reading it in class.” While the staff had prob- lems filling the extra space, the effort was worthwhile. According to senior Christy Kelly, " The paper is roomier this year and easier to read.” The added space in the pa- per gave students more vari- ety of stories to read. According to senior Jeff Brown, " I read the Viking Press cover to cover, even the ads.” Since some students don’t have time to read every arti- cle, they rely on the headline or the topic to decide what to read. Junior Melanie Kolczak stat- ed, " I read the titles, and if they pertain to an activity I’ve been involved in or am inter- ested in, then I read the whole story.” Deciding what articles to read and how many a student had time to read also relied on what time of day the students received the paper. " I liked getting the paper first hour because then during the boring day, I would refer to the Viking Press to keep me awake,” said senior Andy Ross. Although getting the Viking Press at the beginning of the day helped students get through those boring study halls and classes, getting it at the end of the day helped stu- dents keep track of it. Senior Jodi Dusek said, " Getting it seventh hour helps me to keep track of it, and reminds me to take it home. If I get it in the morning, by the end of the day it’s gone.” Depending on when the pa- per was distributed, students read it right away, waited un- til the next day, or never read it at all. According to junior Paul Gold, " I like reading the paper in the morning, and, if it comes out seventh hour, then I wait until the next morning and I read it with coffee and donuts.” Sometimes, depending when the paper came out, stu- dents never read it all all. Sophomore Adam Juzman said, " If I get the paper during first hour, I never have time to read it until 7th hour study hall, but usually by then I for- got I had it.” The Viking Press staff worked hard to keep the pa- per interesting. According to editor Gina Fattore, one of her problems was " thinking up story ideas that weren’t boring.” Not only did the staff work hard on writing interesting stories, but they also had to worry about deadlines. Reporter Loretta Kenney said, " Sometimes I found my- self writing my story on the day of the deadline.” The change in the format of the Viking Press, the change in story ideas and deadlines are just a few things that the Viking Press staff had to en- counter. Editor Marilyn Burton said, " With so many changes, it caused a lot of problems for us to overcome. We did the best we could and I think it was really a successful year.” Deanne Spejewski, Sandy Ei- chelberger, Kevin McBride STUDENTS READ THE Viking Press during class. Most teachers let their students read the Viking Press at the beginning or end of class. VIKING PRESS EDITOR Marilyn Burton (3rd from right) shows Michelle Risk, Pete Yelkovac, Paula Doelling, Pete Speckhard. Mike Szymanski, Jeff Car- michael and E.J. Serrano how to layout a newspaper. 41 Viking Press Often times when an athletic team reaches a point of success, it tends to stop climbing. Valparaiso High School had been honored and respected in every area of education and extra- curricular activity, but refused to stop reaching for that impossible perfec- tion. Trying to offer further benefits to the students, three new clubs were formed: academic decathalon, German club and speech team. Academic decathalon, in its first state wide competition, offered stu- dents the opportunity to compete on an academic level. " It emphasizes the competitive aspect of academics,” ex- plained sponsor Jan Bergeson. The unique thing about academic decathalon was it was not only for the intellectually elite. There were three categories with grade point averages ranging from A to C. After the team was chosen, the stu- dents spent after school hours re- searching topics and sharing informa- tion in preparation for the actual com- petition. The competition took place at Programs three levels, regional, state and nation- al. Along with the enjoyment of learn- ing, scholarship opportunities were also available. " In the regional meet Diana Maniak received a scholarship to Indiana University Northwest,” said Bergeson. German club, formed by seniors Larry Dembinski and Andrew Ross al- lowed students to gain a deeper under- standing of the language and culture of Germany. " Larry and I felt a need for German outside the classroom. We ap- proached Mr. Lew Rhinehart and Mr. Robert Sutton with our idea and Ger- man club was the result,” explained Ross, the club’s president. Aside from montly meetings de- signed to give students the opportuni- ty to expand their knowledge of the culture, the club celebrated several of the German holidays. " During the reg- ular meetings we had exchange stu- dents from German-speaking coun- tries and VHS students that visited Germany talk to the club and share cultural experiences with us,” said Dembinski. Attempting to bring more opportuni- ty to VHS students, new principal Da- vid Bess introduced the idea of having a speech team. Bess began by asking for the support of the faculty. " At a faculty meeting, Dr. Bess asked if any of us had experience in speech or de- bate. Mr. Greg Jones and I had, so we tackled the responsibility. Competition on the speech team was designed to help students prepare for any type of oral work, by develop- ing skills such as poise and the ability to think on one’s feet. " Students mainly worked on their own to learn cuttings from plays and speeches. Members needed the ability to analyze and interpret works of lit- erature,” explained Co-sponsor Mary Ehrenberg. Unlike athletic teams satisfied to reach a certain success plateau, Val- paraiso High School continued to grow through the addition of three new pro- grams. — Stephanie Wood READING LITERATURE IN preparation for his speech event is Pete Yelkovac. The junior served as the speech team president in the club’s first year. ENJOYING THE SCENIC atmosphere in Germany are German club members Sandy Marshall and Liz Hauser. All German students had the opportunity to go overseas. 42 Clubs Feature TALKING TO STUDENT activities di- rector Bob Sutton, speech team coach Greg Jones finds out the nec- essary requirements for the team’s existence. SENIOR LARRY DEMBINSKI captures a picturesque view of Heidelberg, Germany. Dembinski and other Ger- man club members toured Germany for 10 days over spring break. ACADEMIC DECATHALON — Front Row: Paul Stratton, Veronica Vas, Bryan Truitt, Pat Kim, Kate McNeil. Back Row: Titus Tan. Diana Maniak. Kristin Highland. Jon Young, Coach Jan Bergeson. SPEECH TEAM — Front Row: Carissa Casbon, Wendy Berner, Lindy Dor- ris, Pete Yelkovac, Coach Mary Eh- renberg. Back Row: Coach Greg Jones, Andy Roberts, Amy Miller, Brian Gill, Rich Zachiewicz. 43 Clubs Feature E Organizations Provide Athletes with NCOURAGEMENT In much the same way that a foundation supports a building or a girder supports a bridge, two Valparaiso High School clubs maintain a high amount of support for student ath- letes. While they may go about it in different ways. Pep Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes shared a common goal of encouraging the ath- letes at VHS to do their best. Although many Pep Club members may have joined in order to, " get together with friends and boost school spir- it,” as one member put it. Pep Club was open to anyone. According to sponsor Mary Rybak, awareness was the key word. " Our main goal is to get the school involved in what’s go- ing on with the athletic teams.” Pep Club engages in other projects including the Home- coming dance, the club’s big- gest project, sign painting parties, bake sales, soc hops, and giving out treats to team members. Fellowship of Christian Ath- letes met twice a month on Sunday evenings. Meetings opened with pray- er and topics of discussion in- cluding dealing with team- mates, coaches, and oppo- nents; anger, jealousy and the general application of Chris- tianity to their lives. Lessons are given by club members. The lessons are tailored to athletics,” said FCA president Stephanie Wood. " Athletes face many chal- lenges that others may not have to face. Christian guid- ance helps us to deal with these challenges.” The year such as a chili sup- per, popcorn festival booth and a basketball marathon. Funds raised were used for service projects including donating food baskets to the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas and also to send members to national camps in the summer. Inspiring athletes in the school to try their hardest. Pep Club and FCA are, as Pep Club president Cassie Tucker said, " doing a job that might not get done otherwise.” by Sandy Eichelberger PEP CLUB DEVOTES its time to making the students, faculty, athletes, and administration more spirited towards VHS athletic teams. 44 Pep Club FCA CRIS NOVER AND Lynnea Cole help FCA raise money for the club at a concession stand at the Popcorn Fes- tival. SENIOR JEFF FISCHER helps Pep Club president Cassie Tucker untangle bal- loon strings. The balloons were to wish the girls golf team luck. PEP CLUB MEMBER, sophomore Kim Sovich. displays her school spirit by pitching in at an afterschool sign painting party. DESPITE THE HOT weather, juniors Jody Susdorf, Tammy Mahoney and Shelley McMurtrey wait patiently for customers at FCA ' s booth during th e Popcorn Festival. 45 Pep Club FCA Devotion Sets Zhe Stage 3 or P RODUCTIONS Laughter, clapping hands, smiles whistles and cheers of approval were music to the ears of drama club members who worked hard all year pre- paring for and performing var- ious productions. Membership in the club can " provide you with the oppor- tunity to do some things that you might not otherwise get the chance to,” said Alice Gambel, club sponsor. Howev- er, students had to be willing to work. Before being ad- mitted to the club, prospec- tive members went through initiation where they dressed up as babies and sat down on the floor to sing a song to club officers. Those who missed the first initiation dressed in garbage bags. With the motto being " Nothing works unless you do,” being accepted as a member was only the begin- ning. Students were required to work on this years fall musi- cal, " The Music Man.” The production toook nine weeks to put together, involved 150 students including six elemen- tary and six junior high stu- dents, and made a profit of over $1500. " Clowning Around,” a chil- dren’s clown and mime show was performed before 1,200 kindergarten-second grade students, and two public per- formances were also given. A mime troop was begun as a re- sult of this performance, and Gambel said she hoped it would continue into the fu- ture. Aside from productions, drama club members had sev- eral fun projects such as a Christmas trip to Chicago, a visit to Second City, seeing a play at the Candlelight Dinner Theatre, and a " Surf’s Up” skating party. The Surf’s Up theme was taken from the skating party and applied to April Antics. The annual variety show boasted many entertaining acts. Thespians, an honorary so- ciety for drama, had 10 mem- bers at VHS. In order to be- come a member, points were accumulated from working on a variety of different produc- tions. A letter of recommen- dation must also be sent with an application to be consid- ered for membership. Drama club vice president and member of Thespians, Jim Dalfonso said, " Being involved in drama for the past three years, I have learned to ex- press myself in ways that I might not have learned other- wise.” — Sandy Eiehelberger DRAMA CLUB MEMBERS: Seated, Carrisa Casbon, Wendy Berner, Brian Gill. Karla Droege, Jim Dalfonso. Andrew Roberts, Patty Bird. Pete Yelko- vac, Michelle Risk. Second Row, Terri Miller. Kathy Sovich, Susan Hense- man, Cindy Haughton, Kim Sovich, Kris Albers, Amy Perry. Sara Andrews. Jim Jankowksi. Heather Eierst. Third Row, Chris Czap, Amy Davis. Will Gray, Kelly Bednar. Kathy Henriques. Jenny Hardebeck, Amy Hoftiezer, Debbie Peterson, Joe Mertz, Stephanie Mannel, Denise Robinson. Back Row, Mike Symanski, Julie Elkins, Jeff Carmichael, Mark Condon. Shan- non Church. Kellie Bellen, Brian Miller, Tim McDonald, Valarie Bell. Todd Miler, Janean Barber. Jenny Bryant and Bonnie Schoffner. THESPIAN MEMBERS, Patty Bird, Jim Dalfonso. Valarie Bell, Andrew Roberts, Karla Droege, Brian Gill, Pete Yelkovac. Amy Davis and Mark Condon. 46 Drama Thespians The cast of " The Music Man” perfects a scene during their dress rehearsal performance. Adorned in deep-sea flippers. Andrew Roberts, senior, and the entire cast sing about an octopus ' garden. Junior Ann Phillis sits on the floor and sings a song as part of her initiation to Drama Club. Drama Club President. Andrew Rob- erts. senior, uses club member Brian Miller, senior to demonstrate the use of a McDonalds bib as part of the initi- ation. 47 Drama Club Thespians FRESHMAN ERIK LOTT " warms up " prior to the jazz ensemble rehearsal. The group meets Tuesday and Thurs- day evenings. SOPHOMORE TUBA PLAYER, Will Gray, practices a piece of jazz music. VHS received a superior rating at Per- ry Meridian Jazz Festival. SWING CHOIR REHEARSES on stage to prepare for one of many performances the group gives throughout the year. 48 Bands Perseverance Heads Zo EACE Perfecting a work of art takes time, patience and hard work. Long hours spent in preparation all pay off when it comes time to unveil the final product. Music is also a form of art. It takes practice and dedication to perfect. The students in- volved in Jazz Ensemble, Stu- dio Band and Swing Choir worked to perfect and display their musical talents. Jazz Ensemble consisted of 23 members all met under the direction of Dan Pritchett one evening per week first semes- ter and two nights per week second semester. " Valparaiso High School’s Jazz Ensemble is one of the few competitive jazz bands left that’s still extra-curricu- lar,” said Pritchett. The en- semble won awards in Bloom- ington where it was named best trumpet section and at the Perry Meridian Jazz Festi- val where it received best saxophone section and was named Honor Band. A division I superior rating was given to VHS at ISSMA contest. This year, Jazz Ensemble also played for a dance at the Banta Center for senior citi- zens, and for the approxi- mately 220 people who attend- ed the dance for band parents in February. Studio Band, also directed by Pritchett was composed of 28 7th-l2th grade students. Studio Band also received a superior rating at ISSMA con- test and went with the Jazz Ensemble to Perry Meridian. Swing choir encorporated singing with choreographed routines. Accompanied by pi- ano, bass, and drums, the 26 members rehearsed after school twice a week. Swing Choir was directed by Ber- nard Butt. The group gave pri- vate as well as public perfor- mances. The concession stand at basketball games was oper- ated by the choirs, and on February 20 Swing choir held the Cabaret Dinner. " Swing Choir is a worth- while activity for the stu- dents. It gives them a time and place to show off their tal- ents,” said Butt. Jazz Ensemble, Studio Band and Swing Choir are all exam- ples that hard work and dedi- cation really do pay off in the end. — Sandy Eichelberger JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Front Row, Susan Freese, Carolyn Miller, Chris Reichert, Pete Kickbush, Stan Oiling, Mindy Eichhorn. Second Row, Will Gray, John Young, Ted Trost. Third Row, Susie Folke, Melissa Hutton, Mark Stanzak, Craig Anderson, Brendan Grube, Tom Trost, Brian Gill. Back Row: Dan Pritchett, Josh Grube, Dave Miller, David Kelly and Diana Maniak. STUDIO BAND: Front Row — Chris Porsch, Renee Richeson, Greg Knight. Second Row — Mike Grote. Mike Sorenson, Rani Sier, Tom Silhavy. Jason Telschow. Back Row — Dan Pritchett, Ken Taylor. Steve Kusnak, Gary Nova. Katrina Kickbush and Jack Lyons. SWING CHOIR: Front Row, Ken Fetal. Lori Homan, Kelly Bednar, Jim Dalfanso. Second Row, Colleen Mitchell. Kristin Peuquet. Liz Cuson, Todd Miller, Steve Aardema, Lori Bruder, Andrew Bray, Tammi Hamrick, Dave Brobish, Nancy Ducat, Karen Frobish, Pat Staresina. Back Row, Jeff Carmichael, Mindy Heinhold, Bob Ducat, Teri Miller, Steve Hurni and Jessica Hoffereth. 49 Bands NORTH CAROLINA TRAVELERS were: Rick Chrustowski, Katie Wittlinger, Melissa Eddy. Melissa Hutton, Cindy Haughton, Amy Hoftiezer. Pete Yelko- vac. Sponsor Nancy Bender. Veronica Vas. Sponsor Vella Anderson. Joe Pur- lin, Matt Hanner, and Joe Wendt. AN FEC ACTIVITY was the annual overnight at Pokagon Stage Park. Sophomores Penny Ryan. Kris Ailes, Jill Walesh and Cindy Haughton take advantage of the hot tub in the park lodge. JUNIORS BURT LARGURA and Brian Benedict enjoy foods from other lands at the FEC ' s Foreign Feast. This informal banquet which was held for oO all FEC members was the club ' s first Foreign Exchange Domestic Exchange activity of the second semester. Promoting .Awareness With Clubs ULTIVATIONS Picture chaos. Approxi- mately 350 people in one room. Students speaking five different languages. Everyone trying to learn about different cultures. Students from VHS trying to meet foreign ex- change students from Ger- many, Spain, France, Japan, Switzerland and other parts of the world. A typical VHS Foreign Ex- change Club meeting consist- ed of approximately 350 stu- dents in one room trying to meet new people and learn about different cultures and languages. Exchange students and Foreign Exchange Club members who have been over- seas spent most of the club meeting talking about their experiences living in another country. Foreign Feast, International Weekend and International Banquet gave members a chance to meet foreign ex- change students and to in- dulge in foreign foods. During the International Weekend, some VHS Exchange Club members hosted foreign ex- change students from around the area. A soc hop, food, games and movies were some of the activities planned for the exchange students and their hosts. Since Foreign Exchange Club was the largest club at VHS, many trips and activities were planned that drew a lot of attention. Exchange stu- dents went Christmas shop- ping in Chicago, spent a week- end at Pokagon State Park, and went to see a ballet. Sun- dae day, a day in which For- eign Exchange members brought their own sundae top- pings and made sundaes, was also a big success. A trip to According to sponsor Wes Maiers, the foreign exchange students are easy to get along with. Junior Jewel Carlos ad- ded, " I like the foreign ex- change students, because they are really friendly and outgoing.” Domestic Exchange Club was similar to Foreign Ex- change Club but on a smaller scale. Thirteen Rockingham County High School students from North Carolina visited Valparaiso and learned about VHS. In turn, 13 VHS students went to North Carolina to visit Rockingham County High School. Domestic Exchange Club’s purpose was to expose stu- dents to a different school system and community. — Deanne Spejewski FOREIGN EXCHANGE BOARD MEMBERS and exchange students — Front Row. Ellen McQuillan. Susan Herseman. Kris Ailes, Penny Ryan. Julie Bodensteiner. Melissa Evans. Rico Garzotto. Second Row: Drew Schenck. Myra Macapagal. Laura Geiss. Laurie Ailes. Marybeth Reavis. Mary Bielich. Third Row: Anne Wentzel. Klaus Dahn. Missy Massa. Lora Maiers. Jill Bodensteiner. Martha Maiers. Fourth Row: Gina Fattore. Back Row: Jakob Olsen. Burt Largura. Bart Benedict. Dusty Hamacker. Greg Morton. Brian Bene diet and Jeff Adney. SENIOR MANMEET Patheja holds a shishka-bob in her mouth at the FEC Foreign Feast. 51 Foreign Exchange Domestic Exchange IN AN INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL game, senior Mark Elardwick shoots for the extra point as seniors Mike Micciche, Paul Kamanaroff and junior Pete Rans look on. INTRAMURAL WEIGHTLIFTING CLUB member, senior Russ Barone, prac- tices doing the incline press in the Cleathouse. Weightlifting club meets the first Wednesday of every month. AT A HOME Quiz Bowl meet against Elston, seniors Pat Kim. Mark Klee- hammer, Gina Fattore. and Laura Geiss ponder over a question. 52 Intramurals Quiz Bowl OMPETITION With a lack of recognition Princess Di and Prince Charles are mobbed by report- ers the moment they leave the grounds of Kensington Gar- dens. After being harassed about his marriage to Madonna, Sean Penn went to the extreme of hitting a reporter. President Ronald Reagan can ' t go anywhere without a body guard. Some people will do any- thing to get out of the spot- light, but some people will do anything to get in it. For students involved in Quiz Bowl and intramurals, recognition was practically non-existent. Quiz Bowl, a Trivial Pursuit — type game, consists of questions made up by VHS teachers of various depart- ments. The meets are played against Michigan City Elston, Michigan City Rogers, Wheel- er, and Chesterton. " We (quiz bowl members) don’t want to make a big deal out of the lack of recognition Quiz Bowl has, but for all the time we put into Quiz Bowl meets, we would like to be recognized for the meets we do win, " said senior Mark Kleehammer. For students in a more sportive mood, VHS offered 12 intramural sports during the year. Sponsored by Mark Hoffman, intramurals gave all students a chance to partici- pate in a sport without having to try out. " lntramurals gives me a chance to compete not as competitively as regular sports do, and intramurals are fun for everyone who joins,” said sophomore Kristin Hartwig. Because Quiz Bowl and In- tramural members were not blinded by the spotlight of me- dia attention, they competed without ulterior motives — they did it simply for the sake of enjoyment. — Deanne Spejewski QUIZ BOWL PARTICIPANTS — Front row: Laura Geiss. Titus Tan. Gina Fattore. Second row: Larry Dembinski. Andy Ross. Tim Tan. Back row: Mark Kleehammer. 53 Intramurals Quiz Bowl As time passes, we all learn from experience. We learn so well, in fact, that by the time we reach high school, we have education down to a science. In the past, the formulas were simple and easy to memorize. One school day equaled 8:00 to 2:30. it meant six classes a day, and it meant taking the same classes our older brothers and sisters had taken. We depended upon our knowledge of the past to pull us through new experiences and to keep us comfortable in our routines. However, the 1985-86 school year ushered in bizarre changes in the fundamentals of our academic lives. The rules changed. We were forced to drag our weary bodies to the starting line for a race that began at 7:40 a.m. and included an extra lap around the track. Be- cause each class was five min- utes shorter, we experienced se- lectively edited versions of classes which in the past had been 7.5 hours longer every se- mester. Everyone noticed the differences. Students who had never had time in their schedules for a study hall were introduced to the world of student aides. Teachers and students, as well as the school computer, had to be reprogrammed to adjust to classes which started at seemingly arbitrary times such as 11:20 or 8:35. Also, the curriculum was evaluated in prepara- tion for " the Coming of the Freshmen,” an event most of us visualized as deserving of capital letters. Even though we were in school to learn physics or algebra or Spanish, what we learned was adaptibility. No matter which curve- ball they threw at us next, we were ready to hit it out of the park. We knew that to win we had to play within the given regulations, so we picked up a copy of the Rulebook and started studying. Even those who thought they had mastered the business of education grudgingly agreed, " IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.” — Gina Fattore A RULER TO most students was a pica stick to Valenian staff members like academics editor Jason Freitag who works to design a perfect layout. Pica sticks and typewriters were the tools of the trade in seventh hour Valenian headquarters. FOLLOWING THE RULES meant wearing safety glasses in the chemistry lab like these sophomores in a first year class. Of course, following the rules was also impor- tant if one wanted accurate results in the experiment. 54 Academics Division Page T V Q, M f Cc N. I N: M T Rh Pd I • H ' T. « B 0. 1. If Pt . . -« f N 1 Pm Sm Eu tk .1 A Tf P] U Nl P.i Am i i NT W A t S C f NT f 55 Academics Division Page New Hour Shows Students ' Variety Of Art Courses Math students may have started the year not knowing anything, but gradually, they began to learn and they realized that taking the first derivative of a function was a piece of cake. However, this knowledge wasn’t really anything one could take home to show the folks. Some- how, sketches of trig functions just didn’t have the same visual impact as a photograph, sculpture or paint- ing done by an art student. For instance, beginning photogra- phy students may not have known developer from fixer on day one, but by the end of a month or so, they were attempting complex pro- jects. And the fruits of their newly- acquired knowledge were certainly tangible. While most people dropped their film at the drug store, photography students did every step of the pro- cess themselves, including the cre- ative process of choosing the prop- er subject. " At first, I thought using the chemistry would be hard, but now I realize that actually taking the pictured is the hard part, " said ju- nior Leanne Thomas. According to Kurt Anderson, who taught all sections of photography, the switch to seven classes and the lack of prerequisites were the rea- sons more students took photogra- phy than ever before. " I probably wouldn’t have taken it if there wer- en’t seven hours, but I’m glad 1 did because it’s relaxing,” explained Ro- chelle Meyers. Besides the students who studied photography exclusively, general art classes concentrated on tradi- tional projects like, paper mache and clay sculpting. However, the overview available, according to Kate Douglas, " broadened your ho- rizons in art.” For students who did want to spe- cialize in the art field and had al- ready taken a beginning art class, courses like ceramics and jewelry making were offered. Senior Kristin Meyer explained that she took these advanced art classes because she knew that unless she majored in art at college, she would never get another chance to learn the tech- niques. While math students brought home test papers, art students could bring home wall-hangings and bowls to adorn more than the re- frigerator door. Whether it was a painting or a toothpick sculpture, ail art students could hold up their final products and have proof of the knowledge acquired over a semes- ter of work. — Jason Freitag SENIOR JACK LYONS sculpts the foundation for a statue of an Indian warrior taming a wild horse. IN FIRST HOUR art class, juniors Mychel Ma capagal and Julie Bowen sketch clowns as part of an assignment. 56 Art if SENIOR SAM HARPER paints a portrait of sophomore Jenny Norris. Watercolors was only one of the many mediums used for painting in art class. BOB CAIN. ART teacher and boys ' golf coach, grins as he looks over print, paint and design class. Cain taught specialized art classes to those students wishing to pursue art as a career. CLEANING UP WAS often necessary in art classes, and photography was no exception. Senior Cindy Foster wipes up chemicals she spilled while agitating her film. FEAR IS NOT making junior Dan Alexa ' s hair stand on end. it ' s static electricity from a generator in the physics lab. SENIORS ANDREA KU, Julie Fritz and Kristin Flighland explain the characteristics of bones to each other in Biology 3-4. WHILE HIS LAB partners, seniors Melissa Ev- ans and Mark Hardwick, test the conductiv- ity of a material. Mark Kleehammer uses a spare mousetrap to lighten the mood. AS USUAL THE computer is doing exactly what it is told and not what senior Ute Bow- man wants it to do. Math And Science Interrealate Topics Although the science and math departments functioned as sepa- rate units, they were closely tied by the overall goals and educational benefits. " Our job is to teach each student as much math as he she is capable of learning,” said Glen Ellis, math department chairman. Ellis felt advanced math study was important and compared it to limiting a person’s vocabulary, " After fourth grade basic math there are infinitely many math-re- lated things you can’t do . after basic English, there are still words you don’t know or understand.” The most frequent questions asked by math students were " What purpose does this have? How is this going to help me?” Ellis responded to that inquiry with " Almost everything we touch has something to do with math” and the more math training a student has had the more options that are open to that person. For example, the main difference between student in the general and regular sciences, according to Dr. William Boyle, science department head, is the mathematical back- ground they have had. Doc, as Boyle was called by his students, said jokingly that the poli- cy of the science department was " to accept the students as they are and move them along.” Then he ad- ded a bit more seriously, " We try to make them (the students) better prepared to function in a modern technological society.” " Science hopefully helps the stu- dent to be able to develop an aware- ness of the world around them, healthy skepticism, and the ability to analyze arguments,” he stated. According to Ellis, math is a sepa- rate entity even though science de- pends on math and uses it as a tool. Doc agreed and said, " They are related the same way as communi- cation and language: in order to have science you need math.” — Loretta Kenney 58 Math Science PATIENTLY AWAITING THE chance to prove how soundly they were constructed, the bridges hang in the front display case under the watchful eye of Goofy. CHEMISTRY LAB REQUIRES careful measure- ments by senior Joel Taylor so the data will turn out correctly. 59 Math Science WHILE MARY STEPHAN checks the accuracy of a seam, juniors Julie Elkins and Kathy Dav- enport work on individual projects in sev- enth hour sewing. THE " INS AND OUTS” of the human anatomy are revealed to county students Sandy Gra- sham. Tarni Lindberg and Wendy Razus in health orientation. AT SMALL WORLD Child Care Center, senior Ginger Reif pulls Casey Huffman onto her lap to read him a story. Reif works there as part of the Pre-Vocational Education Work-Study Program. DOUG PIERCE OF Design Organization, an architecture firm, interviews senior Sean Weideman through PVE’s Work-Study Pro- gram. UNFORTUNATELY, " A WATCHED pot never boils” for sophomore Lori Eberhart and sen- ior Marilyn Rogness who are patiently wait- ing to finish their cooking lab. 60 Health Occupations Home Ec. PVE Students Prepare For Work Force Adult life begins after high school graduation, bringing with it a whole new set of responsibilities and deci- sions. Three departments, health occupations, home economics, and pre-vocational education informed students of methods for handling the events which may confront them. A major decision facing high school graduates is choosing the ca- reer they are going to pursue. Health occupations taught the ba- sics of health-related careers. Stu- dents spent up to two hours in a normal classroom atmosphere, then were granted release time to work in the community. They worked in health facilities like nursing homes and dental offices for credit, not Pay- Instructor Doris Hildreth said the purpose of the courses was to " pre- pare them (the students) with a background in health fields.” Since adult life also involves relat- ing to other people, home econom- ics taught more than just cooking and sewing. One course, family liv- ing, centered on the responsibilities involved in all types of relation- ships, such as — dating, marriage and friendships. Independent liv- ing, a " package class,” according to department head Cheryl Bagnall, dealt with housing, personal suc- cess, relationships and children. She explained that the class structure was less rigid than most SENIOR JACKIE DIAZ demonstrates the prop- er way to form hospital corners to health orientation classmates Stefanie Colby. Tonya Martin and Ellie Bellen. and " they (the students) have a good time, since they are not listen- ing to someone lecture for 50 min- utes, and — they learn more than they anticipated.” All the classes, " hopefully prepare the students for adult living,” she added. Because all adults need some way to support themselves, pre-voca- tional education, PVE, puts stu- dents on the path to adulthood by helping them secure paying jobs. After succeeding in the courses that are designed to teach skills needed to survive in the world, the students are aided in the search for a job. One section of PVE helped stu- dents much the same way as health occupations did. Teaching lab was for students who were thinking of a special education career. Students in teaching lab were placed in a spe- cial education class where they helped the teacher and tutored the other students. Junior Alyson Miller, a student in teaching lab, said, " I want to be a special education teacher. I thought I should know what kind of help they need and what kind of person it takes to teach them.” Work study coordinator Jerry Hager felt that the entire PVE pro- gram worked and was very success- ful in turning out students prepared to face the rigors of adult life. — Loretta Kenney AS PART OF her PVE Work-Study class, ju- nior Becky Corneil plays with three children at Small World Child Care Center. 61 Health Occupations Home Ec PVE From row: D. Spejewski. A. Miller. S. Freese. M. Klinefelter. A. Bowden. S. Pilz. T. Mahoney. M. Ambelang, M. Flutton. T. Whalls, L. Kenney. C. Kelly. A. Barber. E. Versteeg. J. Shook. L. Cole. A. Miller, A. Berrier. J. Hall. C. Simson. K. Mutka. K. Herrick. K. Wheeler. Second row: K. Gross. N. Brook, C. Mueller. V. Yuriga. M. Martin, M. Ruble, K. Biggerstaff, M. Kaster, A. Roberts, M. Jones. D. Kelly. D. Miller. M. Martin. Third row: S. Oiling. C. Reichert, C. Miller. P. Kickbush, T. Oiling. B. Gill, J. Sensenbaugh, J. Young. T. Trost. T. Trost. O. Crowder. W. Gray. Back row: L. Huck. L. Lemon. B. Thompson. B. Grube. C. Anderson. First row: C. Hamilton, S. Dolhover. H. Mallet. H. Klett, J. Barker. A. Boguslowski. S. Henriques, M. Eichhorn. D. Gill. K. Brennan, B. Tobey. L. Bell. S. Mutka. S. Johnson. J. Curts. P. Betz, L. McLean, B. Vandenburgh. M. Patrick, J. Ilgenfritz. Second row: R. Sier, K. Hartwig, M. Sorenson. S. Evans. C. Cole, C. Porsch. S. Hersemann, L. Leverich. K. Kickbush. J. Domer, C. Worden. J. Bryant. Third row: K. Taylor. J. Telschaw, M. Grote, M. Kush, K. Alexander, C. Bondi. T. Trost. G. Knight, A. Johann. J. Dygert. L. Maiers. Back row: T. Trost, G. Nova. R. Richeson. T. Silhavy. S. Rusnak. Front row: E. Bland. S. Bauer. L. Hofferth, K. Hamilton. M. Butler, T. Vanderwijst. S. Roberts, S. Bettis. L. Bruder. C. Matthews. Second row: S. Mannel. A. Lennex, D. Todesijevic, J. Moser, J. Kissinger. R. Mowbray. C. Frank. S. Urbanczyk, B. Jones. Third row: S. Czekaj. L. Cole. L. Sheridan. A. Marshall. L. Phillips. S. Farnum. S. Alexander, K. Stawers. K. McNeil, M. DeEeliz. M. Westfall. Back row: K. Vinton. T. Acres. F. Muhammad. C. Engel. B. Mansavage. A. Bray. A. Wilson. S. Hernie. J. Ronco. C. Hamrick. K. Gamblin. P. Doelling. R. Rucker. First row: S. West. L. Woods. A. Stultz, C. Kalina. B. Richards. W. Tsoutsoris. L. Epple. R. Garzotto. A. Parry. A. Tanner. J. Mullett, H. Harris. L. Dickson, W. Berner. K. Tanner, L. Moody, J. Henderson. T. Douthitt. Second row: K. Egolf. P. Kim. B. Adkins. D. List. A. Farahmand. A. Baker. A. Hoftiezer. D. Maniak. Back row: K. McClanahan. L. Worline. J. Dennington, M. Landry. K. Soliday. 62 Music At a concert for Kiwanis and Rotary Club. " A” Choir provides the audience with a vari- ety of lively music DEVOTION, TALENT, WO RK RESULT IN INCREDIBLE SUCCESS Strains of music penetrated into the halls at the front of the building almost every period of the day. The day began with the sixth grade band as they struggled to un- derstand their unfamiliar instru- ments. Second hour passed in silence but third hour resounded with voices raised in song. " A” choir met during this hour and worked as hard as was demanded of them, according to Bernard Butt, choral director. He said, " There were a few char- acters but mostly they were a very good group. There were good musi- cians and good leadership displayed in every section.” Contest season was the major cli- max of the year for the musical or- ganizations at VHS. " A” choir en- tered its district contest in the highest division and received first place. " A” band met during fourth hour and worked beginning in January toward its contests. At district the band entered in the highest division and received a perfect score, the third such rating for Valpo in five years. Eligible at that point to go to the final rankings at state contest, they prepared to prove their worth in Indianapolis. After all 16 bands had performed and the points were tallied, VHS placed second to Bloomington North High School. Only four tenths of a point separat- ed the two top bands while the third place group was 13 points away from the top. Director Robert G. Miller said, " I was very pleased with their perfor- mance, they made rapid progress and I think the majority (of the band) got into the contest . . . They all worked.” Words and music rose again from that hall during fifth hour. For the first time the ninth graders were brought to the high school to sing in " B” choir. Butt felt that they all had become better singers because they had to sing with the older students. The results showed at contest when they got a first place. Sixth hour came with the sounds of " B” band. Daniel R. Pritchett, director, said, " It was a very enjoyable year, the band got along very well and were very competent players . . . Every- one was willing to go that extra mile.” This enthusiasm encouraged Prit- chett to enter " B” band in the high- est division in addition to " A” band. For the first time an Indiana high school had both its primary and sec- ondary bands competing in the top level at contest. Their first appearance at the top went over remarkably well. They got a f irst and, a chance to go to the state ranking. After a week of ner- vous waiting, the band was caught in an eightway tie for the final three positions and was eliminated in the second tie-breaking procedure. " They (the band members) really cared about what they were doing . . . that’s the important thing,” said Pritchett. Last hour came and the string or- chestra gathered to create their music. According to Miller, their con- ductor, a slight increase in size from previous years helped give the group a fuller, richer sound. At district contest this improved tone quality came through when the 32-member orchestra entered the highest division for the first time ever and won a first place. As a result of the dedicated work of the members, the musical organi- zations enjoyed a successful year. — Loretta Kenney Front row, V. Bell, C. Desarro, K. Frobish, C. Casbon, L. Cuson, K. White. L. Bucher, A. Meyer, K. Henriques, L. Homan. L. Ronda. Second row, C. Parker, T. Miller, J. Blake. K. Spencer, T. Hamrick. A. McCasland. M. Crownover. J. White, M. Krall. M. Yoder, K. Fetla, T. Reinert. Third row, S. Will, C. Clif- ford, L. Eberhardt, J. Hofferth. J. Cleveland, P. Edwards, C. DeMick, C. Mitchell. D. Fro- bish, J. Ronco. Back row, M. Phipps, M. Stanc- zak, P. Staresina, S. Howe, B. Ducat, K. Bed- nar, K. Maxey, J. Carmichael. S. Aardema, M. Krayniak, S. Banks. IN ADDITION TO concerts and contest, the combined high school marching band per- formed at half time at home ' football games, and did the pregame show at the state cham- pionship game. They also marched in the lo- cal Popcorn Festival parade, and the " Indian- apolis 500” parade. 63 Music MORE THAN TYPING Typing may have attracted the largest portion of the students to the business department, but the department was much more than one course that should avance someone from a hunt and peck slow novice to a recordbreaking flying fingers typist. According to Vella Greco-Ander- son, typing instructor, the classes in the department were designed to give students a background for skilled vocational jobs, to lay a foun- dation for advanced study in col- lege, and to teach skills needed in everyday life, like balancing a checkbook. Senior Jodi Dusek said, " I was go- AFTER FINISHING A computer project in Business Machines, junior Donna Hardick carefully tears off the print-out and prepares to turn it in. ing to be a secretary before I joined the Marines but now if I get to do administrative work. I’ll know what I’m doing.” As a future business owner, junior Tim Nay felt that the classes gave him a better understanding of ex- actly how the business world worked. Students originally may have signed up for the classes expecting to learn about business, but they discovered the classes were also exciting and fascinating. " I wanted more background in business ... to learn how business- related jobs, laws and ideas are in- corporated into the business world. I like my classes because they were interesting and fun,” said junior Darin Kuchaes. Charlene Kuehl, junior, liked her classes but for a different reason. " I liked my teachers and we didn’t have a lot of homework except for tests.” " My classes were fun,” stated senior Bobbi Combs, " and you need some business knowledge in any- thing you do these days.” Typing is a basic and necessary skill but business involves more than that and this department attempted to introduce students to other as- pects. — Loretta Kenney LANCE LEACH UTILIZES the overhead pro- jector to present the day ' s lesson to his at- tentive data processing class. CINDY STABAUM AND senior Yvette Straka search for a solution to a frustrating comput- er hangup. 64 Business TYPING I TAUGHT sophomores, juniors and seniors not only to type but the proper form to use when writing letters, papers and out- lines. SWIFTNESS AND ACCURACY when using adding machines and calculators makes long calculations easier to manage. Junior Leslie Dingwall (back) and senior Jackie Kleist (front) practice to improve their average speeds. 65 Business Seventh-Hour Stretch Just as Harry Carry anxiously awaited the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field, VHS students and faculty couldn’t wait for the seventh hour stretch. Adding one more class to an already tedious schedule, some students found the day much longer and nearly unbear- able. " Seven periods has made the day so much harder for me. By the time I get to seventh hour, I don’t care whether I get an ’A’ or an ’F.’ I just want to go home,” stated junior Karen Mutka. " Having seven classes makes the day seem too much longer,” commented sen- ior Greg Walls. Teachers, with added responsibility, tended to share similiar opinions. The seven period day has had more disadvan- tages than advantages to the students. " You lose time in each class, therefore cover less material. The result is the kids know less about more subjects,” said chemistry teacher Jan Bergeson. On the other hand, both students and teachers were able to see the advantages as well. " I was against it at first but now I like it. So many kids need study halls be- cause they work. For me personally, I need the extra time to grade papers and prepare,” explained social studies teach- er Anne Baker. " Since I’m going to be a vet, I liked the change so I could get all my extra science classes in,” said junior Bob Morrison. Although adjustment was necessary seniors insisted the schedule change had little affect on them. " 1 don’t think it af- fected us (seniors) much because the re- G1VING UP THEIR study halls to aid in the main office are Jenny Higbie. Kelly Zimmerman and Jo- landa Pitt. Office aids were responsible for deliver- ing notes, answering the phones and assisting visi- tors. WORKING IN THE learning center during their study hall, senior Todd Wagenblast and junior Dan Rice were able to do homework when not attending to the needs of the students. quirements to graduate didn’t go up. Peo- ) pie decided to take study halls and classes like foods to lessen the burden,” stated Julie Hanson. " Getting up earlier was a pain, but oth- er than that it didn’t make much of a difference. Kids took classes like photog- raphy because they already had their re- quired priority classes. I think the juniors will have the hardest adjustment because they will have to experience two years of less priority classes,” noted senior Alex Brickley. Although the student body and faculty expressed a variety of different opinions, they all agreed on one thing. The best part of the seven period day was 2:30 pm, the seventh hour stretch. — Stephanie Wood 66 Academics Feature FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS gather around the food table at the annual foreign language department Christmas party where teachers combined their classes to study holiday customs of different countries and eat foreign Christmas delicacies. SENIOR KATE DOUGLAS searches for the right word in the glossary of her German book during a group project in third-year class. 68 Foreign Language 69 Foreign Language BARK FRENCH AND SPANISH teacher Charles Geiss helps senior Spanish student Sue Clif- ford in her attempt to break a pinata. IN MARCIA ARNOLD ' S fourth year Spanish class, seniors Mariner! Patheja, Lindy Dorris. Susie Johnson and Cris Nover work in pairs on oral practices. Language Classes Improve Foreign Communications When Chevrolet made plans to sell its newest car in Latin America, they never considered the problems its name would bring. But seeing the slow sales of the NOVA, Chevy ex- ecutives realized that the name in Spanish meant " won’t go.” After an identity crisis and a new advertis- ing strategy, the " Caribe” sold mar- velously. Not only has the auto- mobile industry badly bungled com- munications with foreign markets, but so have other fields. Everything from soap to pens have been mis- represented in ad campaigns world- wide. In 1986 more than ever the need for fluent foreign communica- tors was definitely present. " Part of being a professional to- day is training in a foreign language. Law, business, medicine and alche- my, in all these professions it is im- perative to know how to use a for- eign language,” said Foreign Lan- guage Department Chairman Charles Geiss. According to Geiss, the foreign language department had higher college requirements, as well as the obvious vocational needs, to thank for its wide popularity. Fie also ad- ded that teaching a foreign lan- guage is different from teaching other subjects. " A broader approach must be tak- en in teaching foreign languages. When I’m teaching a slower class, I have to alter my teaching style and make the subject appealing to them,” Geiss said. Foreign languages differed from many other subjects because a stu- dent could work through advancing levels. As they became more skilled in the language during the progres- sive years, students learned to read, write and speak. They were also exposed to the history and background of the language. Geiss felt that making a foreign language a required course would weaken its appeal. According to Geiss the people who will one day be the leaders of the country will have to know other languages and will, therefore, take a language. " People abroad have changed their attitudes. They have started to think that if we as Americans want to sell them our products, we should do so in their language,” ex- plained Geiss. German students had a chance to experience the culture of Deutsch- land during spring vacation. By traveling abroad students were di- rectly exposed to the language and were able to speak and participate well beyond the scope of class. The trip not only served to bring good will between the United States and West Germany, but also reinforced learning. The foreign language department taught students fundamentals and " functional knowledge” of a lan- guage. It brought students an oppor- tunity to speak and express them- selves in a wide variety of means not usually available in other classes. Finally, foreign languages gave students a way to prepare for pro- fessional life and helped Americans enter the rest of the advertising world. — Jason Freitag IT IS A test of mind over matter when senior Bill Ashmore works on his weight training unit for Physical Education.. SENIOR SUSAN HOLCOMB explains to her speech class how to brighten a homesick col- lege students’ day by sending them a care package. ALERT TO THE action of the game, students play hard to improve their volleyball skills and to have fun during gym. SOPHOMORE BOB RISK wipes off his face after sophomores Sara Andrews gave him a facial as part of her demonstration speech. WHILE HIS 7th hour health class studies dili- gently. Mr. Hoffman surveys the situation to check for loafers. 70 Health Safety P. E. Speech Purpose For Everything Even Required Courses Confident eighth graders shuffle into the auditorium, ready to sign up for their first set of high school classes. They are handed a piece of paper with a list of classes they are auto- matically taking the following fall. From the stage, a voice rattles off information about planning high school curriculum and other perti- nent facts that most choose to ig- nore. One fact hits them across the face and calls them immediately to attention: before graduation they have to . . . are required to . . . take two years of gym and one semester each of speech and health and safe- ty- Health and safety education was required by the state of Indiana, " in order to give students the opportu- nity to learn about the life exper- ience,” according to Mark Hoffman, health and safety instructor. The course taught basic first aid and some advanced techniques, such as cardiopulmonary resuscita- tion, CPR. Students who were fortunate enough to have enough snow fall during the semester studied snow- mobile safety, while everyone talked about boating and water safety. Health and safety also discussed emotional growth and development and methods to deal with chronic or disabling diseases. A large problem in modern society, drug use and abuse, was also touched on. For those students interested in expanding on the drug unit from health and safety, substance abuse education was offered. In its fifth year, this course talked about the effects drug use — both legal and illegal — have on the user and the people associated with the user. " A relative course ... it dis- cussed topics they are going to ex- perience eventually, later in life,” said Hoffman. Physical Education was another course with practical applications. According to department chairper- son, Nancy Walsh, what students experience in gym class " will carry over into adult life so they will know that they really should stay phys- ically healthy.” According to Walsh, part of the philosophy of the P.E. department was " to help develop students to their total potential — mentally, physically and socially.” The classes were designed to bal- ance physical fitness (aerobics, run- ning.etc.) with lifetime sports (bowling, basketball, etc.). To help those who were less phys- ically gifted, grades were deter- mined bv attitude and scores on written tests as well as skill and per- formance. " Physical education in its own right is just as important, " said Walsh, comparing gym class to the academic portion of education. One of the those more academic courses, speech, taught students to do more than just stand up in front of a class and rattle off a 10-minute speech. According to Alice Gambel, the students learned how to really listen and understand what they were be- ing told. They discussed problems in all types of relationships from business ones to personal ones. Homework assignments, or trans- portation devices, as Gambel called them, gave the students experience in communicating to a group of peo- ple. The devices dealt with enter- taining and presenting information, personal feelings, and persuasive arguments. Gambel said that transportation devices gave students " a chance to become more self-confident when dealing with strangers.” Students may complain about the necessity of required classes but Walsh summed up the rationale be- hind required classes when she said " classes that are required help de- velop the complete individual.” — Loretta Kenney 71 Health § Safety P. E. Speech Independent Study Broadens Horizons Every day during each class, stu- dents had five minutes of their own before the teacher actually started teaching. While attendance was be- ing taken, students talked about the weekend’s special events, finished homework or caught up on missed sleep. Eventually the teacher man- aged to get the attention of his class, and reluctantly students opened their books to begin the learning process. Every day during Independent Study, IPS, students had these same five minutes without a teacher to tell them when to turn around and pay attention. " Motivation is defi- nitely a problem. You have to be willing to apply yourself to your pro- ject without having someone nag- ging at you to get it done,” said senior IPS student Drew Schenck. independent study was a semes- ter class available to all students. Those who took IPS had to complete a project, which could be chosen from any area of study, giving them a chance to go beyond the standard curriculum. Before being assigned to IPS, stu- dents first had to complete an appli- cation listing their study objectives that gave a detailed description of their prospective project. In addi- tion to outlining their study plans, IPS students also had to name a fac- ulty advisor who would supervise, aid and encourage their progress toward completion of the project. A faculty adviser was usually a teacher from the area of study that the student’s project fell under. The advisor, although not being an in- structor to the student, offered the advice and assistance that the stu- dent needed. Students met weekly with their faculty adviser to share their progress. After submitting an application and obtaining a faculty adviser, stu- dents had to appear before the IPS committee to present their plans. The committee chaired by Brenda Lott and Ruth Williamson, deter- mined who would be accepted into the program. Once the student was assigned to IPS, he began his project. In past years, projects have included music videos, sculpture, designing clothes and poetry. Students could receive grades of only " A,” " C” or " F” when they were evaluated at the nine week grading period. — Jason Freitag RICK CHRUSTOWSKI AND Joe Kovalick use old Valenians to learn about the customs and fashions of society in days past for a sociolo- gy group project. SOCIOLOGY TEACHER ANN Baker and sen- ior Susie Johnson are surrounded by food and drink at a potlatch where students tried to impress each other with displays of wealth. • £ ' -Nap,- ' L , |T ; IJ Wi if v •, 12 Social Studies SENIOR DREW SCHENCK, an independent study programming student, diligently works toward completing his creative writing and poetry project. BURT LARGURA AND Dan Murphy listen at- tentively to Sid Reggie lecture during first hour American Foreign Policy. This class was a popular alternative to U.S. History 1-2 for juniors. 73 Social Studies Students Explore Career Interests WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP SENIOR Joe Harn draws a floorplan as a project for vocational drafting class. In vocational drafting, stu- dents were taught greater depth and profes- sionalism than regular drafting classes. " What do you want to be when you grow up?” " Oh, I don’t know. That’s too far in my future.” But it wasn’t. An eight year old might have be en able to get away with that answer, but a high school student couldn’t. Because their fu- ture was just around the corner, vo- cational industrial arts, drafting and electronics students were doing something about future career plans. " There are many advantages to starting a career while still in high school,” said department chairman Zane Cole. " For one thing students in the vocational program get a headstart on future employment. It also exposes them to a specific area of interest to help them decide if that is what they want to do for 20 or 30 years.” In vocational industrial arts, sen- iors with specific industrial trade interest got started as an employee in that field. Students were oriented to the working world by attending a work station daily. Contrary to popular belief, voca- tional industrial arts students stud- ied textbook material. On an aver- age day, students would discuss a work activity with Cole, do an exer- cise from their text or practice a job skill such as writing resumes. Students who hoped to enter the " working world” as architects, draftsmen or contractors enrolled in vocational drafting. Greater depth and professionalism aside from the necessary skills of good freehand lettering and line tech- niques were taught by Frank Hor- vath. " In vocational drafting, my stu- dents work toward communicating graphic symbols not in writing, but in the form of drawing,” said Hor- vath. Students also learned to draw floorplans, understand perspective drawing and present a drawing that would please the client. Solid state, communication and digital electronics; and robotics were all the topics covered by Dave Kenning ' s vocational electronics class. Students who took the class prepared themselves for further study at either a college or techni- cal school. Vocational electronics gave stu- dents a chance to interface with computers and discover the role that computers play in modern elec- tronics. " Computers are what elec- tronics are in real life. They are nec- essary today for electricians to do their jobs properly,” said Kenning. He added that vocational electron- ics was a class that any student who was interested in technical fields and had taken beginning algebra would like to take. Vocational education gave stu- dents the opportunity to exper- ience occupational interests years before looking for real jobs. — Jason Freitag VOCATIONAL -ELECTRONICS STUDENT Rich Elopkins of Portage High School " trouble shoots " a digital circuit. County students like Hopkins commuted to VHS every day to participate in the vocational education program. USING ONE OF the drafting industries state of the art tools, the CAD Computer. Bill Snow of Boone Grove High School receives help from Frank Horvath. CAD. or Computer Aided Draft- ing. gives students an opportunity to transform manual drawings into modern computer images. ALTHOUGH IT IS not usually considered a " real” class. Vocational Electronics students had book- work. Stu Robbins, a senior electronics student from Portage High School, studies for a test over robotics in Dave Kenning’s class. 75 Vocational Education JUNIORS PATTY BIRD and Karla Droege re search in the learning center as many English students did when writing papers or reports. AFTER 17 YEARS of teaching at VHS. Kather- ine Clark was honored as one of the Hoosier English Teachers of 1985 by the Indiana Coun- cil of Teachers of English. DURING ANOTHER CHAOTIC day at Valen- ian headquarters, Gina Fattore consults with Laura Shurr while Karen Mutka designs lay- outs and Mike Barone rests from yearbook burnout. 76 English Electives Give Students Freedom At the supermarket, one can choose any one of an abundance of breakfast cereals ranging from Grape Nuts to Fruity Pebbles on the nutritional spectrum. While this makes breakfast infinitely more en- tertaining, it also makes for some difficulties because once a person chooses a certain box, he’s eating Lucky Charms for the duration. After all, if someone was dying for Captain Crunch and ended up with Corn Flakes, he’d be less than satisfied, and if a student who craved literature got stuck with a semester of vocabulary, he’d prob- ably want his money back. But, thankfully, students did not storm the guidance office demand- ing refunds because the phase-elec- tive system worked smoothly in giving them traditional subject mat- ter, yet still providing a choice. Sen- ior Ann Frey was happy with her classes because she got the expo- sure to the classics she wanted for college. " Everyone I met said, ’Shakespeare! You ' re gonna have to know that stuff.’” English teachers also had praise for the system which began as a fad back in the late 60s. " There aren’t many phase-elective systems left today, but we love it. It’s the opti- mum teaching situation,” comment- ed English department chairman Ju- dith Lebryk. Students benefitted when they were more comfortable in specific phase levels, and teach- ers had an easier task knowing their students had at least some interest in the subject. Interest was, after all, the main factor most considered when schooling classes. Senior Drew Schenck said he was looking for something " fun, exciting, different, mind-expanding and individualis- tic. " Although teacher suggestions were also prevelent, many students got input from friends or brothers and sisters who had taken the class in question. " I kind of just went on my own opinions, but my brother Bart told me how philosophy was a fun class, so I took it,” said junior Brian Benedict. Of course, not everyone was to- tally satisfied, ”1 think I made some mistakes and gypped myself out of a lot of good classes,” lamented senior Melissa Evans. But the major- ity found out they could fulfill the eight required semesters and still enjoy the subject. In the long run, English classes really were like breakfast cereals. Whether it was Cheerios or Whea- ties, any cereal could get us through to lunch with a minimum of stomach growls, just as any English class from 19th century British literature to fiction in film, could make stu- dents better communicators to get them through life with a minimum of complications. — Gina Fattore JUNIOR SPORTS EDITOR Mike Barone concen- trates on drawing the perfect layout for girls ' golf pictures in seventh hour Valenian class. SENIOR LIA GRUBE uses the card catalog in the learning center to research her preliminary bib- liography in term paper class. 77 English r i VI v r Although the World Series is only seven games, to get there a team must emerge victorious from a 162-game schedule. Extensive media coverage makes each championship game a larger-than-life sporting extravaganza, but when the players take the field, it’s just another game. The rules are the same, and the basic skills are the ones repeated thousands of times. Keeping this in perspective amid the whirlwind of emotion was the 1986 challenge for VHS athletes a s post-season play became the norm in almost every sport. Excitement remained high as fans anxiously wait- ed to see who would be next to travel the road to Indy for state competition. In the course of the " play- offs,” the football team won games in the muddy rains of November, the volleyball team endured food poison- ing, the girls’ basketball team played to sparse crowds and swimmers shed their locks. But the quirks and publicity of state tournament competition were not possible until the teams had done miles of roadwork or rode home on dark buses from countless away games. The Pennant Race was long and hard, but no matter what the odds, the experts or last year’s record said, athletes, coaches and fans showed their tenacity. The football team, 3-7 in ' 83, went 12-2, in ’85, conjuring up images of the ' 75 state championship team-, the boys’ cross coun- try team won a state championship in ' 83 and won another in ' 85, and the coach of the girls’ state runner-up basketball team in ’82 made ’86 his last season. In short, traditions were renewed, started and ended all in the course of one year which led many people to say, " IT ' S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.” — Gina Fattore ALL THE WAY down the line, Viking JV players and coaches exhibit expressions of intense concentration and mannerisms of pent up energy as they watch their team- mates take a commanding lead and smash Hobart 53-27. SENIOR QUARTERBACK STEVE Letnich hands off to running back Pat Rooney while Viking blockers Dan Spencer, 87, and Mike Neis. 64, control the line of scrimmage in a 30-6 victory over MC Rogers. Letnich and Rooney later played in the Indiana North- South All-Star game. ■ ' I f t MKhAhH 78 Sports Division Page 79 Sports Division Page Mean Lean Running Machine They ' re No. 1 Just as an army needs dedi- cated, hardworking and de- voted soldiers to conquer an enemy, a team needs athletes with the same traits to defeat an opponent. " It’s very gratifying to see young men who are willing to sacrifice and work hard to ac- complish a goal,” according to coach Sam Rasmussen. That sacrifice paid off on Saturday, November 9, 1985, as the boys’ cross country team took the state championshp in Indiana- polis. Although the cold and wet conditions that Saturday wer- en’t prime, the weather didn’t prove to be a deciding factor. The keys to Valpo’s victory were the season-long belief that they could do it and a great sense of team camara- derie. The state title was just the tip of the iceberg for the un- defeated Vikings who cap- tured the Hobart, New Prarie and Highland Invitationals. Fi- nally this team swept all tour- nament first place titles. The team was led by third year letter winner Brett Poli- zotto who proved to be a stand out in aiding Vikes in every race. Though only a ju- JUNIOR BRETT POLIZOTTO leads the pack during the state meet at Indiana- polis. Polizotto went on to finish third over all. SENIOR TODD WAGENBLAST concen- trates on his pace as he helps lead Valpo to a victory over Michigan City Elston. nior, Polizotto placed third at the state meet and earned his second state title. In addition, he was all conference, all state and set four different course records including Valpo, Por- tage and both the junior and course records at Highland. Confirming Valpo’s domi- nance of the DAC, Jim Arnold, Loren Huck, Todd Wagenblast and Dave Ziegert were also named all-conference. The All- state members were Jim Ar- nold, Loren Huck and Todd Wagenblast. Rasmussen doesn’t give credit to himself, but to the leadershp of Poli- zotto and Wagenblast. " By ex- ample, Brett was one team leader, and Todd the other by being the team motivator and giving great moral support,” said Rasmussen. In addition, Rasmussen places a great em- phasis on the importance of assistant coach Mike Polite in the success of their team. Though the team wasn’t in a life-or-death combat situation, they fought hard under pres- sure all season long to achieve their goals. — Katie Hofferth Jrf " ' • 80 Boy’s Cross Country BOYS ' CROSS COUNTRY — Front Row: Dion Jones, Nat Keammerer. Dan Pachkloe, Chris Cole, Carl Frey, Jim Arnold, Brett Polizotto. Second Row. Steve Meyer, Ray Triscik, Tim Flolftizer, Loren Fluck, Matt Harring- ton. Dan Betjemann. Brian Klemz. Back Row: Coach Sam Rasmussen. Dave Ziegert. Todd Wagenblast, Matt Utterback, Rob Mahoney, Jeff Frailey, Mark Jones, Assistant Coach Mike Polite. THE 1985 BOYS ' Cross Country team after a 79-146 victory over Carmel, celebrates their state championship SI Boy’s Cross Country SENIOR LAURA HARTWIG paces herself against Hammond Morton. Valpo won the dual meet 15-50. THREE VIKINGS RUN in pack, a character- istic of Valpo ' s style. Colleen Jones. Anne Jacobsen, and Laura Shurr take charge against Hammond Morton. SECOND YEAR VARSITY letter winner Meghan Martin tries to gain the lead in the sectional meet. Martin went on to lead Valpo at state by placing 17th overall and making the All-State team. $2 Girls’ Cross Country Girl Harriers Dear Rival M.C. Elston To Take Sectionals Finish 10th At State When watching a cross country meet it isn’t unusual to see one person cross the finish line and then proceed to turn around and start cheer- ing for fellow teammates who haven’t yet completed the race. For the 1985-86 Valpo girls cross country team, that scene was quite typical, though. According to Pat McKay, one of the team’s greatest assets was that they all enjoyed one another and wanted to help each other as much as possible all the time. Not many would say that this team was like wolves, yet it was a good synonym. The team, like wolves, ran in a pack. McKay f elt this created an ideal situation and another major team strength. Having the team stick together in practice proved for a harder workout because they had to push themselves more. This helped in preparation for meets. The leadership of the team remained in the top seven run- ners who were Katie Douglas, Ann Frey, Ann Jacobsen, Col- leen Jones, Laura Hartwig, Meghan Martin and Laura Shurr. McKay said that these people not only were leaders in ability but in morale and in positive mental attitude. " Five of our top seven were seniors, which is unusual in cross coun- try. These girls knew it was their last year, and it was this year or not at all.” This determination led the Vikes to a 8-3 season record. After winning the DAC meet, Valpo took sectionals, placed 5th at regionals, and went on to the state meet in Indianapo- lis to finish 10th overall. The Vikings set goals for themselves as both individuals and a team throughout the season. They were successful in attaining their major team goals by beating Michigan City Elston in regionals for the first time and also by placing ahead of Crown Point at state, and finally by actually making it to state. " I was extremely pleased that all the goals that were set were succeeded and that we could have fun while doing it,” commented McKay on the season. Depth was yet another fac- tor benefitting the Lady Vikes. When the team’s No. I runner, sophomore Meghan Martin, became ill and was out for 5 weeks, Valpo had no problems with sophomore Col- leen Jones filling in the spot. Jones was awarded Most Valuable Player; however, Martin led the Vikes at state finishing first for the team £ by placing 17th overall. Martin also received the Mental Atti- tude Award while senior Katie Douglas was given Most Im- proved. On the JV level, Amy Baker received the Mental At- titude Award. Loyalty, a senior-oriented team, determination and all- around hard work all aided to the success of the Valparaiso girls’ cross country team. — Katie Hofferth SENIOR KATIE DOUGLAS pushes herself a little harder in the Valpo dual meet versus Hammond Morton. Douglas was awarded Most Improved Player. GIRL ' S CROSS COUNTRY Season Record 8-3 Portage Hobart Highland Crown Point Michigan City Elston Hammond Morton Chesterton Boone Grove LaPorte Merrillville Munster Duneland Conference SECTIONALS REGIONALS STATE VHS 29 29 34 32 27 15 20 20 25 15 20 1st 1st 4th 10th GIRL ' S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM — Front row: Jody Highland, Wendy Berner, Colleen Jones, Ann Frey, Anne Jacobsen, Meghan Martin, and Amy Doelling. Back row: Kim OPP 46 56 23 25 28 50 37 41 34 50 35 Looft, Laura Hartwig. Laura Shurr. Amy Baker. Paula Doelling. Marya Martin. Katie Douglas, and Heidi Klett. S3 Girls’ Cross Country COACHES MARK HOFFMAN, John Cook, and Rick Mitchell study Valpo ' s play at the state finals in the Hoosier Dome. Valpo went on to become class 5A state runners-up after a 7-41 loss to the No. I ranked Warren Central. 84 Varsity Football VARSITY FOOTBALL — Front Row: Dave Brown, Ron Graham, Mi- chelle Crownover. Jenny Broad- hurst, Cassie Tucker, Shelby An- derson. Karen Scott, Cathy Prosser, Leslie Burns, Jessica Jones, Julie Turner, Sandy Nelson, Krista Watson. Elise Daxe, Cynde Schmitt, Kelly Reno, Jennifer Wil- liams, Bonni Nuest, Kathy Briggs, Missy Leetz, Bonnie Shoffner. Leanne Thomas. Second Row: Charles VanSenus. Bob Shinall, Tim Atha, Tim Burbee, Doug Hoskins, Scott Corneil, Mike Daggett, John Pishkur, Jeff Leffew, Larry Wright, B.J. Dick, Joe Baldwin, Shawn Thomas, Russ Barone, Tony Caprous. Tim Collins, Scott Castle. Third Row: Rick Neal, Dan Spen- cer, Mike Barone, Dan Welsh, Sam Bernardi, Joe Pekarek, Mark Hard- wick, Chad Fortune, Greg Walls, Dave Defier, Bob Porter. Dan Rice. Dave Rice, Jeff Sensenbaugh, Tom Bartelmo, John Evert, Mark Mar- cinkowski, Jeff Higbie. Fourth Row: Norby Jakel. Jerry Blaney. Chuck Rinker, Steve Brown, Bill Tauck. Mike Neis, Steve Letnich, Pat Rooney, Frank Wilson, Dan Murphy, John Walsh, Ken Barfell, John Tapp, Mike Troman, Jason Willis, Dave Wickersham. Chris Peddle, Cr aig Hewlett. Back Row: John Cook, Rick Mitchell, Rod Moore, Steve Osburn, George Nie- tert, Pat Murphy, Mark Stanzak, Rob Davidson. Dave Doelling, Dave Watson. Dave McGonigle. Tom McNeil, Dale Gott, Terry Cox, Mark Hoffman. VARSITY FOOTBALL Season Record: 12-2 VHS OPP Munster 22 10 Hobart 7 19 Michigan City Rogers 30 6 Chesterton 45 6 Merrillville 17 13 LaPorte 27 0 Portage 13 6 Gary Roosevelt SECTIONALS 36 12 South Bend LaSalle 56 7 Mishawaka 27 0 LaPorte REGIONALS 34 0 Merrillville SEMI-STATE 14 2 Fort Wayne Snider STATE 20 7 7 41 SENIOR QUARTERBACK STEVE Let- nich prepares to hand off to Pat Rooney as blocking back Jeff Leffew and the offensive line of Dan Spencer, Dave Wickersham, Mike Barone, and Dan Welsh lead the attack to a Valpo victory over Michigan City Rogers 30- 6 . SENIOR FRANK WILSON attempts a field goal as Mark Flardwick holds the ball in place. Wilson set a school re- cord by kicking two 48-yard field goals this season. Senior-Orienred Team Reaches Sr are Championship Goal Ends 10-Year Drought Winning teams are made by first setting goals and then by taking the necessary steps to achieve them. According to Coach Mark Hoffman, Valpo set a presea- son goal to be the best they possibly could. Judging by their results and efforts, they were successful. He attributed much of attaining that goal to the group of talented and ex- perienced seniors who were dedicated to preparing to win. Valpo fans watched as the Vikings completed the regular season with an outstanding 7-1 record. The winter months swept in and though the tem- perature was cold, the Vikes stayed hot throughout the state tournament. Taking sec- tionals, regionals, and defeat- ing the No. 2 team in the state, Fort Wayne Snider, the team advanced to the state finals. On Saturday, November 30, the Vikings met Warren Cen- tral at the Hoosier Dome for the State Championship. Though the Vikings weren’t victorious they became the IHSAA Class 5A state runners- up after a 7-41 defeat. The efforts of this team were exemplified by several new records. The team set a record with 12 wins and two losses for an entire season. The offense accumulated 4,658 yards in total offense and earned 222 first downs. Steve Letnich became the all- time leader in total combined offense by gaining 2,299 yards. Other records included Frank Wilson’s two 48-yard field goals and 13 broken-up pass plays. In addition, Mike Neis had eight quarterback sacks and nine solo tackles for loss of yardage. Additional excellence was reflected as six seniors were named to both the All-Confer- ence team and All-State team: Russ Barone, Chad Fortune, Letnich, Neis, Pat Rooney and Wilson. Fortune was also given Honorable Mention All-Ameri- can status by USA Today. The Vikings proved that they could be the best they possibly could through dedica- tion, determination, and hard work all season long. — Katie Hofferth THE OFFENSIVE LINE readies itself as the quarterback Steve Letnich calls the play. The Viking offense set two school records by accumulating 4,658 yards of total offense and gaining 222 first downs. WIDE RECEIVER CHAD Fortune strug gles to keep his balance and to hold on to the ball as Michigan City Roger ' s opponent attempts to tackle him to the ground. Fortune received All- American status by U.S.A. Today. 85 Varsity Football Determined JV Team Works Hard Vikings Steadily Improve At the beginning of the J.V. football season, the J.V. Vikes looked as though they were going to fall downhill. But any physics student knows that when objects fall downhill they increase their velocity and that is exactly what the J.V. football team did. Just as an object increases its velocity, the team in- creased its " velocity” after stumbling against Lew Wal- lace, the first game of the year. During that game the J.V. team played poorly in all phases of the game according to Defensive Coordinator Dale Gott. After the loss to Lew Wallace, they played " tough” football explained Gott. Winning four of their last six games, the J.V. Vikings went on to post a 4-3 record and a 4-2 mark in the Dune- land Conference. Three areas of the team were very consistent through- out the year according to the coaches. Coach Gott stated, " The running backs, defensive inside linebackers and nose position were very strong.” Offensive Coordinator Pat Murphy explained that throughout each week, the two areas of the team that were considered " weak,” the offensive and defensive lines, came along and improved. This improvement showed throughout the remainder of the season. Valpo shutout both Michigan City Rogers and Chesterton by a combined score of 38-0. The win over Chesterton was considered the turning point of the season by Coach Murphy. " The team could have folded after start- ing at 0-2, but they bounced back to finish at 4-2,” stated Murphy. What pleased Murphy and Gott was the steady improve- ment of the offensive and de- fensive lines. " The difference between winning and losing was the improvement of the offensive and defensive lines,” explained Gott. Playing a big part in the suc- cess of the team were the of- fensive MVP Steven Mueller and the defensive co-MVP’s Curt Geer and David Ray- mond. Although the team named MVP’s, each game was a team effort according to Murphy. He explained, " It is hard to single out one individ- ual.” The team concept was stressed throughout the year. Murphy stated that the team captains alternated every week. No one player was cap- tain the entire year. Over the years, the estab- lishment of the J.V. football program has been pretty rou- tine. This year, however, a " rut” disrupted the routine. Preparations for the upcoming freshmen class next year was this " rut.” It forced the coaches to make adjustments which will be only the begin- ning of changes to come in the following years. — Kevin McBride DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DALE Gott gives instructions to his defense during the LaPorte game. VHS defeat- ed. LaPorte 34-13. 86 J.V. Football SOPHOMORE CURT GEAR tackles a Chesterton runningback as sopho- mores Jeff Daxe and Jason Mack close in on the play. The Vikings blanked Chesterton 21-0. SOPHOMORE HALFBACK STEVEN Mueller eludes Chesterton tacklers in pursuit while sophomore Darin Clea- veland prepares to block during the Vikes 21-0 shutout of Chesterton. JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL — Front Row: Managers Dave Brown, Ronnie Graham. Cheerleaders Mi- chelle Crownover, Jenny Broad- hurst. Cassie Tucker, Shelby An- derson, Karen Scott, Cathy v Prosser. Trainers Leslie Burns. Jes- sica Jones, Elise Daxe, Sandy Nel- son. Krista Watson. Julie Turner, Cheerleaders Cynde Schmidtt. Kelly Reno, Jennifer Williams, Bon- nie Nuest, Kathy Briggs, Missy Leetz. Managers Bonnie Shoffner. Leanne Thomas. Second Row, Bud- dy Worline, David Baker, Jeff Lewis. Clark Horsely. Jason Mack, Jeff Daxe, Barry Warenburg, Scott Bihlman. David Raymond. Rick Vaughn, Frank Melion. Darin Clea- veland, Doug Walls, Pete Reggie, Bryan Benke. Third Row: Ted Heinze, Mark Schwab, Corey For- tune, Jon Woods, Mark Bolde. Bret Fischer, Fred Philips. Alan Feder- man, Rob Strikwerda, Kevin Jones. Bernie Grabowski, Matt Kush, Lee Petcu. Steven Mueller. Todd Young. Back Rows Assistant Coaches John Cook, Rick Mitchell. Steve Osburn, George Nietert, Pat Murphy, Dave Watson, Crock McGonigle, Tom McNeil, Dale Gott, Terry Cox, Head Varsity Coach Mark Hoffman. 87 J.V. Football VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Season Record: 22-4 North Judson W Highland W Westville W Munster Gavit L W Crown Point W Kankakee Valley W Hobart W Chesterton W Bishop Noll W Griffith W Andrean l Hebron W Morton W LaPorte W Lake Central L Bishop Noll W M.C. Rogers W Portage w Chesterton w M.C. Marquette w Merrillville w SECTIONALS Andrean w Merrillville w Portage w REGIONALS Hammond Clark L JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Season Record 15-3 North Judson W Highland W Westville W Munster Gavit L W Crown Point W Kankakee Valley W Hobart w Hebron w Morton w LaPorte w Lake Central w Bishop Noll L M.C. Rogers W Portage W Chesterton W M.C. Marquette W Merrillville w VARSITY GIRL ' S VOLLEYBALL TEAM — Front Row: Managers Jill Walesh and Kristi Ailes, Shelly McMurtrey, Michelle Lambert, Jody Susdorf, Shelia Miller, Susan Frye, Liz Hauser, Sandy Marshall. Managers Kristin Hartwig and Re- becca VanDenburgh. Back Row: Jill Koetke, Jill Smith, Michele Bishop, Kaye Keller, Missi Crownover, Stephanie Wood. Katie Hofferth, Nancy Ducat, Coach Mark Knauff. JV VOLLEYBALL TEAM — Front Row: Jody Susdorf, Heather Mal- lett, Marcia Evans. Shelly McMur- trey, Michelle Lambert, Jill Koetke, Laurie Wagenblast, Traci Leveritt. Back Row, Managers Jill Walesh and Kristi Ailes, Stephanie Snider, Sarah Fischer, Traci Zoladz, Neallie Jones, Jennifer Henderson, Man- ager Rebecca Van Denburgh, Coach Elke Bowman. 88 Girls’ Volleyball SENIOR MICHELE BISHOP leaps into the air and launches a spike as team members Katie Hofferth and Sue Erye look on. SENIOR LIZ HAUSER displays perfect form while spiking the ball. Seniors Sue Frye. Michele Bishop and Nancy Ducat anticipate the return. Experience Leads Vikes To Record-breaking Season Teamwork Keys Success Teamwork is an integral part of any team. For example, the 1985 Chicago Bears relied on teamwork for their suc- cess. The Bear players were friends on as well as off the field. The same was true for the 1985 girls’ varsity volley- ball team whose success was due to their friendshp and teamwork. The team made the most of their opportunities and com- piled the most successful re- cord in VHS history, finishing with a 22-4 record. The amount of experience on the team played a major role in the success of the team, ex- plained second-year coach Mark Knauff. He stated, " This year’s team was very exper- ienced because we had eight returning lettermen from last year.” The returning letter- men were: Michele Bishop, Nancy Ducat, Missy Faber, Sue Frye, Liz Hauser, Sandy Marshall, Sheila Miller and Stephanie Wood. During the season, the girls played consistently according to Coach Knauff. Despite the team’s four losses he was quick to point out that the team played well every match. The friendship and unity among the girls were the two reasons for their excellent re- cord and consistency said Coach Knauff. He replied, " The girls got along with each other very well. They didn’t hold any grudges or have any jealousy toward each other.” Two areas of the team con- tributed greatly throughout the season. Coach Knauff felt the team hit the ball better and improved their defense with each game. Because of these attributes, the team won the Duneland Conference and the sectional by beating Por- tage in the final. As the tournament play in the sectional and regional con- tinued, Coach Knauff believed his team’s lack of height be- came a hindrance. " During tournament play, you learn quickly that you need more height to complete with some of the other teams,” explained Coach Knauff. An award for top spiker went to Bishop and the top server award went to Ducat. The outstanding defense award went to Miller, and the MVP was Frye. Four players made the All-Conference team. They were Bishop, Duc- at, Frye and Miller. The junior varsity girls’ vol- leyball team finished the year with a 15-3 record. Individual awards went to three players. Heather Mallet received the mental attitude award, the most improved player was Jennifer Henderson, and the top spiker was Traci Zoladz. — Kevin McBride JUNIOR KATIE HOFFERTH eyes the ball as she prepares to bump. 89 Girls’ Volleyball SENIOR VARSITY PLAYER Matt Evans grimaces as he follows through on his backhand. Evans was the team MVP as well as the Duneland Conference MVP. JUNIOR DAN FRYE serves as senior Titus Tan awaits the ball’s return from their Culver opponent. The Vikes lost the home meet 3-2. CONCENTRATION IS EVIDENT as ju- nior Jaipal Patheja prepares for the return. The Vikes lost the home meet against Culver. 90 Boy’s Tennis Roquereers Regroup New Players Boost Team When a crucial part of a ma- chine is missing or doesn’t work, the machine becomes less efficient. On the 1985-86 boys’ tennis team, the trouble of finding a first doubles team held them down. " The guys that played doubles last year were playing singles this year. This gave us problems in finding a doubles team,” said Coach Tim Shi- deler. But putting this fact aside, the team was quite suc- cessful. Compiling a 10-7 regular sea- son record, a tie for third in the conference and a section- al runner up, Shideler felt the team did well considering they were young. They had six returners. Matt Evans, Doug Gerber, Kevin McBride, Neal Heffernan, Titus Tan and Jai- pal Patheja, but a few key players from last year didn’t return. " We had some kids from last year who would’ve been a help to our team but chose not to go out this year,” said Shideler. Gerber was perhaps the team’s steadiest player throughout the season. He re- ceived the Most Valuable Player Award and Shideler thought he should have made All-Conference. Four year letter winner Ev- ans, led this year’s team. Matt was the No. I player with 15-5 record. He made the All-Con- ference team an d was named the conference MVP. Aside from the loss of Ev- ans, the Vikes outlook for the future was promising. Accord- ing to Shideler, this was a re- building year and a time to gain experience for the under- classmen. The JV finished the season with a 12-2 record. Coach Lance Nolting said they had all good players with about the same ability. This allowed them to use a different line up every game and still win a lot of meets. Nolting in this first year of coaching, said the sea- son was " very rewarding.” Some outstanding players on this year’s squad were Jeff Fisher, Todd Scholl, Drew Scholl and Tan. — Mike Barone HIS OPPONENT’S SHOT nearing him. junior Doug Gerber prepares to return the ball to his Culver com- petitor. BOYS ' VARSITY TENNIS: Front Row: ans, Coach Tim Shideler, Kevin Doug Gerber. Dan Erye. Jaipal Path- McBride. Neal Heffernan. eja. Back Row: Titus Tan. Matt Ev- BOYS ' VARSITY TENNIS SEASON Record: 10-7 Griffith W South Bend Adams L Portage L Hobart W Crown Point W Culver L LaPorte L Chesterton W Lowell W Michigan City Rogers w Lafayette Harrison w Rochester L Michigan City Marquette w Portage L Lake Central W Andrean L Merrillville W BOYS ' JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS: Front Row: Dan Martin, Keith Ka- manaroff, Andy Dahlgreen. Steve Williams. Jason Telschow. Second Row: Tim Tan, Drew Scholl. Dave Castleman, Paul Brown, Jeff Fischer. Mark Fisher. Back Row: Coach Lance Nolting. Dave Holt. Brad Hurst. Jeff Johnston, Todd Scholl. Tim Miller. BOYS ' JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS Season Record: 12-2 Griffith W Portage W Hobart W Crown Point W LaPorte W Chesterton W Lowell W Michigan City Rogers W Harrison W Rochester W Portage L Lake Central W Andrean L Merrillville W 91 Boys’ Tennis Underclassmen Inspire Team Wirh A ' Take-Charge ' Arrirude Undergo Rebuilding Year On January 28th, 1986 when the space shuttle Challenger exploded during its flight into space, the NASA space pro- gram suffered a great set- back. The loss of the crew and machinery delayed further exploration for several months. Just as NASA under- went a rebuilding year, the 1985 girls’ swim team worked from scratch. Under third-year coach Jim Sharp, the team compiled a 9-4 record. They finished second only to Chesterton in the DAC and sectionals. Sharp described the season as mediocre. He stated, " We are in the process of going through a rebuilding year.” From last year, the team lost a lot of " valuable” seniors, so the basis of this year’s team was underclassmen said Sharp. Throughout the season, sev- eral underclassmen led the team. The top swimmers were freshman Sandy Czekaj, soph- omore, Jill Marimon, and ju- niors Jenna Cuppy and Gail Cyzyk. According to Sharp, the " take-charge-attitude of the underclassmen” contributed greatly to the success of the team. He explained, " They really inspired the whole team to be successful.” Everyone had a desire to be successful and win, and in order to try and achieve this success, the girls worked very hard, com- mented Sharp. Every year one of Sharp s goals was to beat Chesterton. This goal wasn’t reached in 1985, but the team kept getting closer and improving ex- plained Sharp. Because the team came a little closer to Chesterton each year, he was compelled to say that with the girls com- ing up next year, we should give them a " real run for the money.” Without a doubt, diving was the strongest and most exper- ienced area of the team stat- ed Sharp. He added that it has greatly improved since Bill Chappo, the new diving coach. came to VHS. For the first time in five years, two divers, Kathleen Brady and Sarah Johnson qualified for state with Brady placing 14th. The freestyle relay team com- prised of Michelle Douglas, Ju- lie Hanson, Jill Marimon and Shannon Timmons also quali- fied for state. Czekaj qualified for the 500 freestyle. One of the major highlights of the season was when Sarah Johnson broke the six point dive record and when Kath- leen Brady broke the II point dive record according to Sharp. Both records were held for a number of years. Four swimmers were recog- nized for their efforts by re- ceiving individual awards. The MVP award was given to Cze- kaj. Douglas received the high point award) Kristin Mooney earned the mental attitude award, and the most improved award went to Cuppy. — by Kevin McBride HUNDRED METER BUTTERFLY swim mers. senior Julie Hanson and sopho- more Kim Miller execute their en- trance dive during the Munster meet. SENIOR VERONICA VAS eyes the pool as she performs a forward dive half twist. 92 Girls’ Swimming I SENIOR LINDSEY POWELL displays excellent form on a back dive. GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM — Front Row: Manager Vicki Chester, Danielle Todosijevic, Kim Miller, Hillary White, Randi Erwin. Sarah Ber- nard, Manager Becky Rushnok. Second Row: Beth Ambelang, Shan- non Timmons, Caty Bernardi. Julie Hanson, Michelle Douglas. Jenna Cuppy. Kris White, Leslie Haugh. Third Row: Gail Cyzyk, Jenny Hall, Kim Turner, Pam Timmons, Sandy Czekaj, Ann Maertz, Ann Bogus- lawski, Jenny Hagestrom. Aimee White. Fourth Row: Angie Franqis. Jill Marimon. Back Row: Laura Han- son. Kristin Mooney, Lindsey Powell. Laurie Bell, Sara Johnson, Kathleen Brady. Veronica Vas. Girls ' Swimming Season Record: 9-4 M.C. Rogers W Hobart W S.B. Clay L Merrillville W Crown Point L Chesterton L LaPorte Diving Inv. W Portage W Munster w LaPorte w M.C. Elston w Highland L Rensselear W DAC Meet 2nd Sectionals 2nd 93 Girls’ Swimming 4 k SENIOR MAUREEN MURPHY’S concen- tration is evident as she tries to out- shoot her Chesterton counterpart in the Vike ' s home victory. EYEING THE HOLE in preparation for a crucial putt is junior Paige McNulty. DAC CONFERENCE MVP Stefanie Colby prepares to drive a fairway shot. 94 Girls ' Golf WATCHING THE FLIGHT of her chip shot from the rough is three-year let- ter winner Lindy Dorris. Dorris was one of the five graduating seniors. 11th Place Finish At Stare Meet Experience Key To Success Achieving certain goals for a season is very important to any team, and it is often their measure of success or failure. If meeting a season’s goals makes a team successful, this year’s girls’ golf team was a great success. They met their three season goals by captur- ing the Duneland Conference, the Sectional, and Regional ti- tles and they placed llth at the state meet. Compiling a 10-0 regular sea- son record, Nancy Bender felt experience played a key part. " We had three seniors with three years of good exper- ience prior to the season. Also, freshman Beth Kozlowski helped a great deal,” Bender said. " Their leadership and maturity helped a lot during the season,” she added. The four main golfers were Lindy Dorris, Maureen Mur- phy, Stefanie Colby, and Beth Kozlowski. Other returners were Sue Clifford, Katie Klepser and Paige McNulty. Even though the girls won the Sectional and Regional, Bender noted that these were not the team’s best scores of the year. Throughout the year, the Vikes had some strong fin- ishes. A key meet in which the Vikes won was against Michi- gan City Rogers for the Dune- land Conference title. Both teams had to use a fifth player to break the tie, and the Vikes came out on top. LaPorte was another tough conference op- ponent, but this year the con- ference was generally weaker. Bender said. Pressure was a big factor in the team’s postseason play. " We wanted to do so well, but this added pressure that worked against us. Bender noted. All-Conference honors went to Murphy and Colby, while Kozlowski received hon- orable mention. Colby remarked, " In the regular season I think we did well, as for the Regionals and State, we could’ve done a lot better.” — Mike Barone J GIRLS GOLF TEAM Front Row, Beth Kozlowski, Sue Clifford, Stefanie Colby, Katie Klepser. Second Row, Lindy Dorris, Maureen Murphy, Paige McNulty. Back Row, Coach Nancy Bender. The Lady Vikes placed llth at the state competition. 95 Girls’ Golf Bench Plays Key Role In order for any movie to be successful, it must have a strong supporting cast working together with the leading actors. Boys’ varsity basketball coach Skip Col- lins compared the importance of a good bench to the significance of a supporting cast. " No matter how good the leading actor is, without a supporting cast, the movie can’t be successful. If people on the bench can accept their role and play it as well as possible, the team succeeds,” explained Collins. In the midst of the media coverage on all-stars and record-breakers, people fail to realize that the total team effort is what makes an individual athlete great. " People on the bench have to be support- ive and help the starters become better players,” said senior basketball player Ju- lie Fritz. While the bench helps the starters per- fect their game, individuals improve themselves as well. " I thought my place was to help other people on the team improve. I didn’t mind it because I im- proved my own game as well,” noted Lau- ra Geiss, member of the varsity tennis team. Aside from just being supportive of the starters, a bench player must also be ready to come off the bench and contri- bute to the total team effort. " Besides pushing the starters in practice, the bench must be prepared to do whatever they are asked when the time comes,” commented senior runner and basketball player Todd Wagenblast. Depth, an invaluable attibute to any successful team, allows for teams to uti- lize players to their fullest potential, ex- emplifying individual strong points. " If you have a bench that is ready and eager to play, you ' re always going to have rest- ed players on the court,” said veteran girls’ coach Dale Ciciora. It is difficult for any competitive ath- lete to realize he is not one of the best, but the ability to adjust to such realities is what allows teams to succeed. Ciciora considers it a gift to be able to perform well off the bench. " It takes a special kind of person to come off the bench,” he stated. " You can’t blame the better people that are playing ahead of you for your position on the team. You’ve got to accept your role and improve,” explained Greg Ches- ter, senior basketball player. Some competitors use this type of per- sonal setback as a motivation to improve. ”1 use my role as a non-starter as a moti- vation to work harder and improve,” noted Wagenblast. In a society where movies are known for their leading actors, some people fail to realize that without a supporting cast, the production is literally impossible. — Stephanie Wood ALTHOUGH JUNIOR LOREN Huck, member of the state championship cross-country team, was not Valpo ' s top runner, his contributions proved invalu- able to the team ’s success this fall. WATCHING THEIR TEAMMATES intensely are Jill Bodensteiner, Rochelle Meyers. Suzi Boyer, Susie Johnson and Missi Crownover. Depth proved to be a strong asset for the Lady Vikes. EXEMPLIFYING INDIVIDUAL STRONG points, Jody Susdorf , II. exchanges job responsibilities with Neal- lie Jones during a JV vollyball victory. SECOND STRING QUARTERBACK John Tapp drops back to pass in Valpo ' s victory over MC Rogers. Tapp played behind senior record-holder Steve Let- nich. 97 Sports Feature SENIOR TRI-CAPTAIN Drew Schenck begins his leg of the record-breaking TOO free relay. Along with Brian Bene- dict. Klaus Dahn and Greg Morton. Schenck took first place in that event at state. MEMBERS OF THE diving team de scribed by Coach Skip Bird as ' very solid.’ Dave Doering and Dave Wo- drich confer during a dual meet. Wo- drich went on to com pete at the state meet. ALTHOUGH HE FINISHED first, sec- ond and third in freestyle events at state, junior Brian Benedict swims the 100 butterfly as he did occasionally according to strategic lineups planned by Coach Skip Bird. JUNIOR JEFF ADNEY swims back stroke in the 400 medley relay. Senior Bart Benedict, sophomore Doug Klema and junior Burt Largura swam butter- fly. freestyle and breaststroke to complete the team which qualified for state. 98 Boys’ Swimming Five Monrhs Of Hard Work And Dedication Pay Dividends 400 Relay Team Captures Senior tri-captain Bart Benedict effectively summa- rized the difference being a swimmer at Valparaiso High School can make in a person’s life. " Do you know when it’s- seventh hour, and you’re sit- ting in class looking out the window waiting for it to be 2:30 so you can go home? Well, you can’t go home, you have to go to the pool.” Not only did they put in hours after school, swimmers also arrived at 6:00 am for morning practices five times a week. Other examples of the rigors of swimming were brought up by another senior tri-captain, Greg Morton. " You can’t eat sugar, you’re tired and grumpy, and you have to go to bed early. Your Saturday is shot in practice, but you’re so dead you don’t want to do anything anyway,” This all adds up to what junior Dusty Hamacher called " Five months of absolutely nothing but swimming. However, true dedication paid off for the Vikes as they posted an ll-l season, won sec- tionals and finished in seventh place at state. Although they placed second to LaPorte at the DAC meet due to a bout with the flu, they defeated the Slicers at sectionals. Through- out most of the season, VHS was ranked second in dual meet strength in the state, but they would have liked a stron- ger finish at state. Coach Skip Bird explained, " Our times were right where we expect- ed, but the top eight and top 16 in the state were the best they’ve ever been. We im- proved a lot, but so did every- body.” Part of their high initial ranking came from their strength in freestyle events, but Bird was pleased to see depth and total team strength develop as the season pro- gressed. Eventually, 10 swim- mers and one diver competed at state. At the Indiana Uni- versity Natatorium in Indiana- polis, junior Brian Benedict broke school records in the 50 free (21.39 seconds) and 100 free (46.72), and the 400 free relay team of Benedict, Klaus Dahn, Morton and Drew Schenck became state cham- pions with a time of 3:11.46, also a school record. Benedict, Schenck (in the 50 and 100 free) and the relay team made All-American qualifying times. Bird gave credit for the team’s success to diving coach Bill Chappo and assis- tant coach Jim Sharp, but ad- ded that the team " main- tained a tradition of willing- ness to work hard. Successful swimmers are among the har- dest working athletes.” " After all,” he continued, " they don’t get a lot of glory for what they do. There’s not quite the glamour associated with other sports.” State In general, swimmers didn’t mind the hard work and the negligible amounts of recogni- tion. Most have been swim- ming since the age of 5 or 6, and some train year round. Senior tri-captain Schenck said, " I don’t mind hard work. I work hard because I always feel better after I do. I’m doing it for myself.” Bart Benedict agreed, say- ing, " The people who really care are there at the meets.” Seeing other benefits, Morton said he liked their relative anonymity. " When the bas- ketball team does terrible, ev- eryone knows,” he explained. In the final analysis, Schenck concluded, " Some- times I thought about the mil- lions of things I could have been doing instead of going to swim practice, but I always kept on swimming.” — Gina Fattore Boys’ Swimming Season Record, ll-l Munster LaPorte South Bend Adams M.C. Rogers Highland Merrillville Chesterton Portage Lake Central DAC Meet Crown Point Hammond Noll Sectionals State L W W w w w w w w 2nd W w 1st 7th BOYS ' SWIM TEAM — Front Row, Dustin Hamacher. Bart Benedict, Greg Morton. Drew Schenck, Brian Benedict and Burt Largura. Second Row, Jeff Hood, Steve Johnson, Da- vid Dold, Brett Nover. Jakob Olsen. Bernie Morgano. David Wodrich. Brian Volk, and Coach Skip Bird. Third Row, Diving coach Bill Chappo, Willie Harbison, Jenny Hag- strom. Steve Warheit, Jeff Fischer. Todd Agnew, Jeff Adney. Jody II- genfritz and Jennifer Cuppy. Back Row, Joe Gerzema. Marc Ambelang, Mike Crowder. Andrew Dahlgren. Greg Sullwold. Klaus Dahn, Matt Kry- sinski. and Doug Klemz. 99 Boys’ Swimming After 10 Years As Coach Of Lady Vikes, Ciciora Retires Capture Sectional Title SENIOR UTE BOWMAN concentrates intently on the basket before she nets two of her many point earned during the season. Bowman scored 784 points during her three-year career. SENIOR CRIS NOVER skies to get the jump ball as teammates Susie Johnson and Ute Bowman try to anticipate the deflection. When Dale Ciciora started his coaching career, he dreamed of having successful teams. In 1986, his last year as coach, was no different as several team and individual records were broken. The Lady Vikes finished the season with an 18-4 mark. They shared the DAC cham- pionship with Merrillville and went on to win the sectional by defeating arch-rival Ches- terton. The girls eventually lost to North Judson in the re- gional by one point. The 18 wins, posted this season were the second most victories ever by any VHS team. In his last year as coach, Ci- ciora credited good shooting, both from the field and the charity stripe, toward the team’s success. They shot 47 percent from the field. This mark set a new team record. " It’s very amazing in girls’ basketball to have that good of a shooting percentage from the field. No Valpo team has ever accomplished that,” praised Ciciora. Success was present with the team throughout the sea- son. The Lady Vikes started out quickly by winning their first six games. Ciciora stated that the team kept improving as the season progressed. The record reflected this state- ment. All of their losses were dispersed because there was never a losing streak. Accord- ing to Ciciora, the goal was to get better. He stated, ”1 was very happy with the progress of the girls from game to game.” Although shooting and re- bounding were the two strengths, no areas were weak. Ciciora commented that every position was above average. This strength could be attributed to the nine sen- iors of the team. Ciciora said, " Each senior helped the team in their own way.” In order to keep team unity, Ciciora conducted team pray- er before practices and games. " The purpose of these prayers is to emphasize the shortness of careers. Friend- ships are for a lifetime and are very important,” explained Ci- ciora. Several players broke pre- vious records by the end of the season. Ute Bowman broke the career scoring mark of 776 points by scoring 784 points during her three-year career. She was also the top scorer with 358 points and topped the assist column with 77. Ro- chelle Meyers broke the ca- reer rebounding mark of 380 by grabbing 460 rebounds. Meyers netted 214 rebounds to earn second place on the all- time single season rebounding mark. The JV girls’ team compiled a 13-5 record. At the beginning of the season, Coach Dave Kenning didn’t know if the sophomores and juniors would blend well together. He said, " This year’s team had a larger than normal mixture of sopho- mores and juniors. They worked very well together, and I was pleased with the season.” Leading the team in assists with 66 was Jill Smith. Carolyn Miller beat out teammate Kaye Keller to earn the most points scored by netting 113 points while Keller contributed the most rebounds with 86. — Kevin McBride 100 Girls’ Basketball VARSITY GIRLS ' BASKETBALL — Front Row: Natalie Cavanaugh, Suzie Boyer. Stephanie Wood. Jill Boden- steiner. Second Row: Lisa Dimitri. Megan Boetel, Katie Hofferth and Julie Fritz. Back Row: Ute Bowman, Cris Nover, Rochelle Meyers. Susie Johnson and Chris Woods. JV GIRLS ' BASKETBALL — Front Row: Kathy Brown, Fleather Mallett, Traci Leveritt, Jean Carter. Second Row: Kim Gott, Beth Flynn, Carolyn Miller, Kaye Kelle r and Jill Smith. Back Row: Michelle Risk, Theresa Williams, Jennifer Kurtz and Coach Dave Kenning. HEAD COACH DALE CICIORA com- pleting his career at VHS discusses his game plan with the Lady Vikes. SOPHOMORE KIM GOTT lunges for a rebound while teammate Neallie Jones looks on. The JV Vikes finished with a 13-5 record. 101 Girls ' Basketball Consistency Ploys Key Role In Viking Progrom Valpo Wins Ninth Straight To fall in a category with the New York Yankees, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Boston Celtics is the goal of any competitive program. Capturing its ninth straight sectional title, the Valparaiso basketball program has more in common with the Celtics than team colors. Valparaiso holds the second longest sectional string, trail- ing dominant Marion by four. However, the Vikings were defeated in first round region- al play by Michigan City Rog- ers 65-53. On the year, the team fin- ished 18-6, 4-2 in the Duneland Conference. The conference losses were to LaPorte and M.C. Rogers, both ranked in the top 20 throughout the sea- son. Coach Skip Collins, complet- ing his 10th year at Valpo, credited fine shooting, the majority by senior Mike Jones, to the Vike’s success. The team finished at a 53 percent mark while Jones shot 62 per- cent from the field. Jones tallied 569 points in his final year allowing him to pass the 1,000 point mark. He closed out his career with 1,340 points, third on the all- time scoring list behind Roger and Rob Harden. Aside from his honors with- in the Valpo program, Jones had been named to the All- Conference team three con- secutive years. Collins attri- butes Jones’ individual suc- cess to his fine shooting talent and good judgment. " Mike has good shooting skills and good judgment. Very seldom do those two things come in the same person,” praised Collins. Although Mike’s talents ap- pear one-dimensional, he also led the team in defense, fin- ished third in rebounding and dished out 43 assists. Leading the team in assists was junior point guard Rodny Harden, while senior Chad Fortune dominated the boards with fellow teammate Dean Moore. Fortune and Moore teamed up for 313 rebounds. Collins regarded his big men as possibly the best combina- tion at Valpo. " The rebound- ing of Moore and Fortune gave us probably one of our stron- gest rebounding tandems,” noted Collins. Impressive statistics contri- bute to winning ball games-, however, Collins is more inter- ested in the intangibles. " Most of our goals were non-statisti- cal. We tried to get along for five months and end the year sane,” he explained. As the 1985-86 Vikings at- tempted to emulate the Celt- ics with flashy green court shoes, Valpo came closer to Boston then they realized. — Stephanie Wood CELEBRATING VALPO’S NINTH con- nan, Brian Eaton. Mike Jones, Dean secutive sectional championship are Moore, Todd Wagenblast, Chad Eor- seniors Shawn Thomas. Neal Heffer- tune and Greg Chester. Boys ' Varsity Basketball Season Record: 18-6 VHS OPP Boone Grove 56 40 Gary Roosevelt 53 45 Penn 57 52 Chesterton 59 45 Highland 60 50 Merrillville 57 54 Plymouth 54 53 M.C. Rogers 71 68 M.C. Elston 48 62 Chesterton 74 53 Kankakee Valley 69 51 LaPorte 58 62 M.C. Rogers 66 68 Lafayette 67 75 Portage 62 54 Munster 84 44 Hobart 64 52 Hammond Gavit 67 59 Logansport 48 57 North Judson 75 73 SECTIONALS Chesterton 52 29 Morgan 58 45 Hobart 54 42 REGIONALS M.C. Rogers 53 65 102 Boys Varsity Basketball SENIOR SHARP SHOOTER MIKE Jones attempts to sink two of his 569 points. Receiving All-Conference honors three consecutive years. Jones proved to be an invaluable asset to the Valpo program. PASSING THE BALL to fellow team- mate Chad Fortune is senior Shawn Thomas. Serving primarily as a defen- sive player. Thomas finished plus 16 in that category. RECEIVING PRE-GAME ENCOURAGE- MENT from teammates Rodny Harden and Brian Eaton, center Dean Moore displays a look of determination. Moore started 23 games for the Fikes this season. FINISHING A DRIVE through the mid- dle. junior point guard Rodny Harden eyes the basket in preparation for the shot. Harden led the team with 79 as- sists. PULLING DOWN ONE of his 164 re- bounds is forward Chad Fortune. The senior teamed up with Dean Moore to give Valpo one of its best rebounding tandems. 103 Boys Varsity Basketball JV 5ophs Ploy To Porenrlol, Hove Successful Seosons Teamwork Pays Off When a group of people get together to work on a project, the key word in accomplishing that task is togetherness. As in all sports, winning is the project to be accomplished. The groups of people involved here were the JV and sopho- more teams who through team effort achieved their goals of winning. The JV team didn’t just have one outstanding player, but a sound team with many individuals standing out in dif- ferent areas of play and abili- ty- According to Coach Bob Punter, the JV basketball team’s major strengths includ- ed overall quickness and shooting ability. As a team the Vikings shot 52 percent from the field and 64 percent from the freethrow line. Compiling a 15-5 season re- cord, the players’ highlights included beating Michigan City Rogers twice and captur- ing the JV tourney. " Overall, I thought we had a good season,” commented Punter. " We played above and beyond our abilities.” Leading the team in both re- bounding and scoring was sophomore Jeff Anselm. Bill Ferngren dished out 82 assists to lead the team while Dan Rice had the best field goal percentage of 67 percent and the best freethrow of 77 per- cent. The sophomore team’s pro- ject was also to win and ac- cording to Coach Lew Rhine- hart was a total team effort. The sophomore Vikings ended their season by being II- 3 marking the second best sophomore record in Valpo history. Credited to the team’s success was it’s de- fense which also set a school record by allowing their oppo- nents only 29.9 points average per game. Rhinehart was very pleased that the team had steadily im- proved throughout the season. " We played very well through- out the season and over our last five games we had very good to excellent perfor- mances by all 10 of our play- ers. " he said. Sophomore Matt Harrington received the trophy for hav- ing the best freethrow per- centage of 77 and also was leader in assists. Brad Cavan- augh took honors for having the most rebounds while Bob Risk racked-up the most points. In all sports a team is pre- sent; however, it is the team effort that is sometimes lack- ing. But that was not true for these two Valpo teams. — Katie Hofferth JUNIOR CRAIG MEYERS fights for posses- sion by lunging for a loose ball with a Hobart opponent. The JV team beat Ho- bart 60-37. SOPHOMORE JASON DERUCKI fully ex- erts himself by pulling down a defensive rebound against Morgan Township. The sophomore team was victorious by de- feating Morgan 51-50. 104 Boys’ JV Soph Basketball POINT GUARD BILL Ferngren takes on the Hobart defense by pulling up for the shot as teammates Dan Rice, Craig Meyers and Jeff Anselm watch. SOPHOMORE ROB STRIKWERDA outman- euvers his opponent by pivoting and drib- bling the other direction. .MPlLPU BOYS ' JV BASKETBALL TEAM Front Row: Jim Carmichael. Matt Harrington. Jeff Anselm. Bill Fern- gren and Bob Risk. Back Row: Brian Benke, Craig Meyers. Dan Rice. Mike Troman. Chuck Walker, and Mark Jones. BOYS ' SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL TEAM — Front Row: Rob Strick- werda, Ted Peters. Paul Kroeger and Bob Risk. Back Row: Matt Harring- ton. Jeff Moore. Jason Derucki, Brad Cavanaugh, and Matt Prucinsky. C 0 t c go Sea s ° v sR SR sR V sR SR sR sR SR ■ ' V SR V s V T SR SR SR SR SR SR S- VO V 0 ' • ' o, p 0 ys O oa So ' r C e n tyjA ' °g 0r tr 3 .r e Cv„ Xl ■ 4o it- it- It- It - ip ' er„ r s ■ It - It- Se ' P. t It ' 1 1- it - it- 105 Boys’ JV Soph Basketball SENIOR SHEILA MILLER twists in the air as she completes a vault. SOPHOMORE MISSY MASSA concen- trates on her form as she performs on the balance beam. 106 Gymnastics Stour, DeMon Go To Store Young Vikes Work Hard Raw talent may help an ath- lete to an extent however, ac- cording to girls’ gymnastics coach Lorie Cook, hard work was the price the gymnasts had to pay for victory. The l985-’86 team, com- posed mainly of underclass- men and two seniors, paid that price and came up with a winning season. The varsity posted a 7-2 mark, while the JV ended the year at 8-1. Behind the leadership of sophomore Jennifer Stout and junior Dawn DeMan, the Lady Vikes finished third in the Duneland Conference and placed first at sectionals, qualifying for the regional meet. " Our 1-2-3 win in the bal- ance beam, especially under pressure, helped us reach our peak,” explained Cook. Cook also stated that De- Man and Stout were qualifiers for the state meet. Returning only two seniors in ' 85, leadership and exper- ience looked to be the Vi- kings ' weak points. The under- classmen met this challenge and carried the team to its success. Inexperience plays a major role in the effect of some team’s destiny, but age was no factor for Cook’s squad. ’’After you’re a freshman, if you can’t cut it by then, then you probably won’t be able to cut it later on,” said Cook of her young team. Although only two indivi- duals qualified for the state meet, Cook was " excited” about the team’s 8th ranking in the state. Raw talent is important in all athletics, but hard work is what paid dividends for the Valparaiso gymnasts. — Justin Gericke SOPHOMORE KATHLEEN BRADY practices her beam routine concen- trating on balance and perfect form. THE VHS GIRLS’ Gymnastics team pa- tiently awaits the start of competi- tion. JUNIOR DAWN DEMANN and sopho- more Missy Massa join the wrestlers for a pre-season workout. 107 Girls’ Gymnastics Hard Work Replaces Lock Of Tolenr . . . Bur bee Captures State STATE-OUALIFIER MARSHALL Mundt racks up another victory. The senior completed the season with an overall record of 33-6. When raw talent is absent in a team, hard work and dedica- tion must take over if the team intends to be successful. According to wrestling coach John Cook, the team depended on hard work. Aside from tying the second best season record in VHS history of 15-3, the Vikes finished the year ranked 14th in the state. The team also won sectionals and advanced 10 matsmen to regionals, four to semi-state and two to the state meet. Senior Tim Burbee brought home the individual 145-pound state crown. Cook summed up the season with one word, successful. ' The wrestlers were pretty team-oriented which is unusu- al for such an individual sport,” he noted. Cook also thought the sen- ior leadership was invaluable and helped the team consider- ably. Consistency was a major factor in the team ' s success. However, inexperience in the upper-middle weights proved to be a weakness. Key wrestlers were seniors Burbee, Marshall Mundt, and Dave Wickersham. Mundt ac- quired a 33-6 record and quali- fied for the state meet. Wick- ersham compiled a 33-3 re- cord and made it to the semi- state. The highlight of the season came in the post-season tour- nament. Burbee, who posted a 41-1 record, won the state championship at 145 lb. He also captured sectional, regional, and semi-state crowns. The junior varsity team fin- ished the year with an out- standing record, matching the varsity at 15-3. — Mike Barone VARSITY WRESTLING TEAM — Front Row, Steve Beiser, Tim Burbee, Troy Zulich, Jim Williams, and Marc Hamacher. Second Row, Tom Bur- bee. Mark Marcinkowski, Tony Caprous, Mark Stanczak and Dave Wick- ersham. Back Row, Tom Bartelmo, Marshall Mundt. Rod Standiford, Bill Young and D.J. Seramur. JV WRESTLING TEAM — Front Row: Bob Shilander, Duke Smaroff. John Walsh, Scott Ellsworth, Dan Carrell, Scott Armstrong, and Chris Cole. Second Row- Dave Defier, Jason Mack, Dave Rice, Jeff Daxe, Curtis Gear and Dave Doelling. Back Row : Mike Tipton, Al Federman. Kevin Mack. Fred McLain, Troy Fergueson. Andy Johann and Randy Kerns. Wrestling Season Record: 15-3 Munster W Penn L Highland W Hammond Noll W Chesterton w Gary Roosevelt w Portage w Lowell w Andrean w Crown Point L E.C. Roosevelt w North Newton w Hammond High w Goshen w LaPorte w Hobart w M.C. Rogers w Merrillville L 108 Wrestling VARSITY HEAVYWEIGHT DAVE Wickersham prepares to turn over La- Porte ' s Dan Dipert. Wickersham won the match, advanced to semi-state and compiled a 33-3 overall record. VALPO’S FIRST STATE champion since 1963, Tim Burbee puts his LaPorte op- ponent in a spiral. Burbee acquired a 41-1 season record capturing the 145-lb. weight class state title. SOPHOMORE MARC HAMACHER pre- pares to turn his Portage opponent over during their match. The second- year letterman wrestled in the 132-lb. weight class. SENIOR 185 lb. MARK Stanczak domi- nates his LaPorte opponent in the Duneland Conference meet. The Vikes went 5-1 in the conference. 109 Wrestling Young Team Finally Reaches Competitive Level Vikes Fall One Run Shy CONCENTRATING INTENTLY ON the batter, senior pitcher Michelle Crownover prepares to release her fastball. The Vikes failed to rally be- hind Crownover, losing to conference foe LaPorte, 7-6. COACH TODD BENNETHUM anxious- ly looks on as senior Nancy Ducat is tagged out at home by LaPorte’s Lisa Avery. SOPHOMORE SHORTSTOP TRACI Le- veritt lines a shot into center field for a base hit. The shortstop provided the Vikes with speed on the base path. In Gurnee, III. there is a pop- ular rollercoaster ride called the Great American Eagle. It is a wooden rollercoaster that climbs a huge hill and then suddenly drops several hun- dred feet. In Valparaiso there was a softball team that played their season like this rollercoaster ride. The softball team finished with a 12-11 record. Against DAC opponents, they were 5-7 and finished in fourth place in the conference for the second straight year. The team cap- tured a second place finish in the Chesterton sectional. According to third-year coach Todd Bennethum, the ' 86 season had many high- lights. The team defeated Chest erton twice with the lat- ter coming in the semifinals of the Chesterton sectional. Beating Crown Point, a 1985 state finalist, at the beginning of the season was a great mo- tivational tool for the rest of the season, explained Ben- nethum. " That win was the best way to open the new sea- son. It gave our players a lot of confidence,” he said. Although the team had many highlights, they also had many opportunities to win games in which they didn’t. This weakness could be attrib- uted to the team’s inexperi- ence, explained Bennethum. " We had a very young team. Seven players were either freshman or sophomores,” he said. They lost seven of the II games by a margin of two runs or less. " The young kids don’t know what it takes to win close ballgames because they haven’t been there before,” Bennethum stated. Many areas of the team im- proved greatly during the year. Pitching was a pleasant surprise and defense was strong. First-year pitcher Lyn- nea Cole struck out 100 batters in 93 innings. This compelled Bennethum to tell his players that " offense wins games, de- fense wins championships.” Many of the players never played their respective posi- tions before. The team possessed a great amount of enthusiasm and a " super” mental attitude. Ben- nethum explained that each player helped carry one an- other since the team had great bench support. Ben- nethum commented that the seniors pulled the younger ones through and gave them " a taste” of what it is going to be like next year. Several players assumed leadership roles. Senior Steph- anie Wood was the team lead- er by example because she possessed strong physical and mental characteristics, praised Bennethum. He also commented that sophomore Traci Leveritt’s shortstop play, senior Julie Fritz’s de- fense, and freshman Dawn Shalapsik’s center field play and offensive production played key roles in the Vi- king’s success. The Most Valuable Player Award and the Batting Cham- pion award (with a .493 aver- age) went to Wood. The Most Improved Player was Cole and Michelle Crownover received the Mental Attitude Award. — Kevin McBride no Softball IN A FUTILE attempt to prevent La- Porte from scoring, senior Stephanie Wood takes the throw from teammate Diana Maniak. FIGHTING OFF AN inside pitch is sen- ior outfielder Diana Maniak. Maniak played various outfield positions for the Lady Vikes. ) 1 SOFTBALL Season Record- 12- Crown Point M.C. Marquette M.C. Rogers LaPorte Penn Andrean Hobart Portage Lowell Chesterton Merrillville M.C. Rogers LaPorte E.C. Washington Highland Hobart Chesterton Portage Merrillville SECTIONALS Chesterton Portage VHS 9 18 3 3 11 8 15 II 4 12 16 2 7 3 6 II I 4 3 5 3 OPP 4 0 8 8 9 9 II 3 5 10 17 I 18 0 3 1 10 5 4 4 5 2 2 SOFTBALL TEAM: Front Row — Lyn- nea Cole. Tina Hensel. Traci Lever- itt. Carrie Buck. Michelle Crown- over. Jody Susdorf. Second Row — Chris Woods. Jenny Higbie. Renee Richeson, Leanne Thomas. Julie Fritz. Diana Maniak. Pam Betz, Jean Carter. Back Row — Coach Todd Bennethum, Dawn Shalapsik, Nancy Ducat, Janet Fuller, Jennifer Cole. Stephanie Wood. Shellie Marrs, Jen- nifer Barker. Coach Nancy Brown. Softball Vihes Hit With " Pleasant Surprise " CATCHER JOHN PISHKUR takes-off run- ning in anticipation of a tag-out after a bunt-hit. Pishkur was one of the top de- fensive players for the team. Pitching Was Strong It is all those little extras that pop-up here and there that makes life a lot easier and much better. That was what Coach Pat Murphy thought when a " pleasant surprise " happened with the baseball pitching staff. " The pitching was a lot bet- ter than we anticipated. It was a pleasant surprise for all of us, " commented Murphy. The Vikes had lost its top four pitchers who graduated but had no qualms with seniors Brian Eaton, Joe Baldwin, and juniors Mike Cook and Dan Eichmier to step in the bull-pin and to take charge. Leading the team offensive- ly all year was Baldwin, Cook, Eichmier and Greg Walls. De- fensively both John Pishkur and Bob Porter proved to be at the top. Highlights of the season in- cluded the level of competi- tiveness in the DAC. " We lost five one-run games to teams in the DAC,” stated Murphy. " Having such a tough regular season schedule helps to pre- pare us for the state tourna- ment.” Murphy attributed the suc- cess of the baseball team to the combined efforts in coaching with Coach Biff Geiss. " Two heads are better than one. It is healthy to con- fide in one another and it gives us a more honest look as to what’s going on.” 1986 was their eighth time together as Varsity level coaches. The Vikings ended the reg- ular season 13-16 and overall and 1-8 in the DAC. Team morale was provided through the senior leadership of both Walls and Eaton. The J.V. team ended its sea- son compiling a 13-6 record, 7- 5 in the DAC. Since LaPorte has always been a great rival for any team, it was a high- light to beat them. Coach Zane Cole was very complimentary in his young Vikes commenting, " This year’s team was one of the best talented teams I’ve had. Several ball players hit above 300. They will add a great deal to the varsity squad with their fielding and hitting.” Individual awards were giv- en to Bill Fitzpatrick for being the Most Valuable Offensive player, and the Most Valuable Defensive player was Phil Ret- tinger. — Katie Hofferth ID VARSITY BASEBALL Season Record: 13-16 Whiting W Hammond Noll L South Central L L Crown Point L MC Rogers W LaPorte L MC Marquette W W Lowell w Hobart L Portage W Gary Roosevelt w Chesterton L Merrillville L EC Roosevelt w y MC Rogers L LaPorte L Lake Station W Hobart ' W Portage L Chesterton L North Judson L Merrillville L Kanakee Valley L Highland L Hammond Clark W Kankakee Valley Sectionals W North Judson w Wheeler L JV BASEBALL Season Record, 13-6 MC Rogers W Lowell W LaPorte L Lake Station W W Hobart w Chesterton L Merrillville W Munster W W MC Rogers w LaPorte w Hobart L Portage L Crown Point W L Crown Point W L Chesterton L Merrillville W l3oone Grove W JV BASEBALL TEAM — FRONT Row, Rob Stridwirda, Bernie Grabrowski, Chris Miller. Doug Walls, Kevin Hughes, Bob Magnetti. Back Row, Coach Zane Cole. Lee Petcu, Bill Fitzpatrick, Paul Wainman, Phil Ret- tinger. Shane West, Mark Sunwall, Frank Mallion. VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM — Front Row, Mike Cook, Greg Walls, Jeff Williamson. Mitch Marcus. D an Eichmeir. Second Row, Paul Stratton, Bob Porter. Joe Baldwin. Tim Collins, Chris Page, John Pishkur. Back Row, Coach Biff Geiss, Dan Murphy, Jack Hines, Brian Eaton, Jim Tudor, Craig Meyers, and Coach Pat Murphy. Baseball SENIOR GREG WALLS safely slides into third base. Walls proved to be an offen- sive asset for the Vikes. JUNIOR MIKE COOK winds-up for the pitch as he prepares to throw a fast ball. Cook was the winning pitcher three games in 1986. DAN EICHMEIER EYES the pitch ready to hit the incoming ball. 113 Baseball Girls Overcome Early Season Setbacks Vikes Capture Crown After struggling through un- timely illness and ineligibility, the 1985-86 girls’ track team ended up with a 5-3 record and a state qualifier to boot. Assistant coach Debbie Fray spoke of the team as dis- playing " fine individual ef- fort.” She added, " All through- out the season, illness hit us at critical times, but we pulled together for a strong finish at conference and even to re- gionals.” The team had seven qualifi- ers for regionals. Michele Bishop, Missy Faber, Suzanne Folke, Laura Hartwig, Lisa Henderson, Meghan Martin and Rochelle Meyers compet- ed in that meet. In addition, Valpo was represented at the state meet by Susie Folke, who qualified in the 300 hurdles. " Not necessarily solid vic- tories, but team depth, added to the team ' s attributes. Being strong in both track and field events helped them pound over opponents,” added Coach Fray. Utilizing the strength of the underclassmen in all areas brought out that depth in the team. " Maybe not winning, but bringing in good second and third places meant that a solid team for every event went to sectionals this year,” she stated. Honors were awarded at a post-season banquet. Laura Hartwig was top track; Mi- chele Bishop was top field. Lisa Henderson won Most Im- proved. The Mental Attitude Award winner was Missy Faber, and MVP honors went to Susie Folke. In addition. Bishop, Folke and Meyers took firsts at the DAC meet and were, therefore, named to the All-Conference team. However, illness grabbed the team by the throat and left many possible victories behind as losses. Coach Fray concluded, " The three losses during the season could have probably been victories had it not been for illness striking us down.” — Justin Gericke GIRLS ' TRACK Season Record: 7-3 M.C. Rogers W Portage W Chesterton L LaPorte L Merrillville W Highland W Hobart L Crown Point W DAC Meet 1st Sectionals 1st 114 Girls Track JUNIOR SUSIE FOLKE breezes over a hurdle and continues her lead as sen- iors Paula Doelling and Laura Hartwig are in pursuit. The team MVP was the only member to qualify for state. JUNIOR LORI SIER barely clears the mark as she high jumps successfully over the bar. ALL-CONFERENCE SENIOR Michele Bishop watches intently as her shot put sails through the air. Bishop won the DAC meet and finished 1st in sec- tionals in the discus. 115 Girls Track FRAN WILSON, SENIOR, LEAPS Into the air stretching his body to obtain maxi- mum distance in the long jump, Wilson was also the team ' s top pole vaulter. JUNIOR DAN SPENCER exemplifies good form while throwing the shot putt in this home duel against Griffith. BOYS ' TRACK Season Record: 9-0 Indoor Season VHS Lake Central Relays 1st Thunderbird Invitational 1st Trailblazer Relays 1st Outdoor Season M.C. Rogers W Portage W Chesterton W LaPorte W Merrillville w Brave Relays 1st Griffith w Hobart w Lew Wallace w Valpo Relays 1st DAC Meet 1st Sectionals 1st Regionals State BOYS ' TRACK TEAM — Front Row. Rob Mahoney. Rich Aytes, John Hruska, Cliff Mailings. Scott Perez, Dion Jones, Chris Bass, Nat Keam- merer, Jim Arnold, Loren Huck, Brett Polizotto. Mike Dagget. Sec- ond row: Mark Belde, Brent Morri son, Rusty Johnson, Rich Choate, Ke- vin Jones. Alan Brandy, Teal Volk. A.J. Fattore, Steve Mueller, Matt Kush. Rusty Goodwin. Bob Morrison, Dave Evans, Scott Cornell, Mike Neis. Todd Wagenblast, Pat Rooney. Back Row: Pete Reggie. Coach Mark Hoffman. Scott Bihlman, Steve Brown, Dan Rice. Bryan Benke, Mike Barone, Brian Davis. Jeff Nivells, Ken Bafrell, Mark Zeigert, Frank Wil- son. Matt Utterback. Matt Morris. Darin Kuchaes, Van Evanoff. Ray DePalma. Coach Mark Knauff, Coach Sam Rasmussen. 116 Boys’ Track SENIOR B.J. DICK lunges out of the start- ing blocks along with junior Darin Ku- A chaes in the 100-meter dash. Dick wa s W named MVP of the team. r BOB MORRISON EYES the finish line be- ing only steps away from winning the 4CO-meter dash. Undefeated For Three Consecutive Yeors Vikings Dominate DAC, Relays The hardest part of being at the top is staying at the top. However, the boys’ track team made being the best look rather easy. Since 1983 the Vikes went undefeated in the regular sea- son compiling 80 consecutive wins and zero losses marking the most in the history of Valpo. Since 1959 when the first Valpo Relays began, Valpo is the first to have won four years in a row. In addi- tion, it was both the third con- secutive DAC and Sectional ti- tles for the Vikings. " It is going to be hard and a long time for anyone to ac- complish what they have ac- complished,” commented Coach Sam Rasmussen. Although the team had no one definite team leader they did have many great competi- tors according to Rasmussen. " The team was pretty tough straight through in all events all season long,” said Rasmus- sen. As a team they achieved all their goals such as winning the DAC, Sectionals, and the Valpo Relays. The Vikes went on to place 6th at Regionals and 26th at State. Individual qualifiers included, Scott Cor- nell in pole vault, Brett Poli- zotto in the 3,200m, Todd Wa- genblast in the 1,600m, and Frank Wilson in the pole vault. Polizotto earned a third place ribbon in his respective race. Other individual achieve- ments were records set in both the 300m low and 100m high hurdles by senior Pat Rooney. Freshman Rich Choate set a school record in the freshman 400m dash. Senior B.J. Dick proved to play an essential role in the Vikings success. Dick partici- pated in the 100m and 200m dashes, the 400m relay and also long jumped. His value to the team was recognized as he was named the Most Out- standing Runner, the Most Outstanding in Field Events, and finally the Most Valuable Player. Steve Mueller received Mental Attitude Award and Choate was given the Fresh- man Award. " I never felt like we ever reached our potential, yet we were undefeated. You just can’t knock what this team has done!” stated Rasmussen. Along with the end of the ' 86 track season came the end of Sam Rasmussen’s term as head track coach. Though he ended his time with the team, he saw Valpo remaining at the top for years to come. The challenge for the Vikes now was to continue to be the best. — Katie Hofferth 117 Boys’ Track Second Year Team Proves Itself Beats Chesterton Once JUNIOR STEVE BEISER shields the ball from a Chesterton player. The Vikings defeated Chesterton 4-0 early in the season but lost at home 1-0 in the final game of the season. When something new is started, its initial success can determine its continuation into later years. In only the second year of the program, the Valparaiso High School soccer team has proved itself and virtually insured the fu- ture success of soccer at VHS. Improving their 1985 record, 3- 7, to 5-6, they met all of their preseason expectations. One major advantage was the 10 returners from the 1985 team, and only one of those 10 was a senior. Coach Italo Ivaldi felt that these players became more cohesive and more able to work together. " We had a bunch of individuals, last year but our players pulled together and played well as a team,” Ivaldi noted. Junior forward Jason Freitag explained, " To win we found out we can’t all be superstars. If the shot’s not there, we don’t take it.” Another of the Vikes strong points throughout the year was a fast forward midfield which helped to compensate for a shaky defense at the be- ginning of the season. How- ever, as the players improved, defense became less and less of a weak point. Individually, Ivaldi felt the players increased their skill levels. Practicing skills such as deep passing helped the team utilize their forward speed. T Overall, he stressed, they played consistently through- out the season, and he said he was satisfied with the im- provements made over the previous year. Post-season awards were given to four players. Fre itag L received Most Improved; Mark Ambelang was named t Best Defender; Most Goals and Most Outstanding went to Matt Harrington, and Most Valuable Player was awarded to Clayton Pullins. — Mike Barone MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Clayton Pullins goes for the ball despite the menacing presence of a Chesterton opponent. BOYS’ SOCCER TEAM — Front Row, Jeff Sensenbaugh, Scott Hof- tiezer, Dirk Chilian, Moses Munoz, Chris Kanagy, Jason Jewell. Sec- ond Row: Andy Johann, Marc Ha- macher, Jason Freitag, Clayton Pullins, Justin Gericke, Steve Beiser. Back Row, Coach Ivaldi, Ja- kob Olsen. Drew Schenck, Mark Ambelang and Dusty Efamacher. BOY ' S SOCCER Season record: 5-6 Elammond Morton L Chesterton W Munster L Lew Wallace W Elighiand W Lake Central L Griffith W Andrean L Merrillville W Portage L Chesterton L I I I 118 Boys Soccer LEADING SCORER MATT Harrington steals the ball away from his Andrean opponent in a game the Vikes lost 3-0. Only a sophomore. Harrington was se- lected the team ' s Most Outstanding Player. JUNIOR GOALIE JEFF Sensenbaugh knocks a shot away from the goal. In his first year as starting goalie. Sen- senbaugh recorded three shutouts. IN THE FINAL game of the season against Chesterton, second-year team member Jason Freitag controls the ball in midfield. The junior forward was named Most Improved. DURING A HOME game against An- drean. the Vikes congregate at the goal mouth to defend against a corner kick. 119 Boys Soccer Lady Vikes Upset LoPorte, Take Portage Sectional Experience Propels Team Being the underdog isn ' t al- ways the ideal role for a team. This role proved to be a moti- vational tool for the 1986 girls’ varsity tennis team and was gladly accepted. During the season, it turned out in their favor. Under the direction of Coach Tim Shideler, they posted a 16-3 record by beat- ing conference " power- houses” such as Merrillville and LaPorte. In the Portage Sectional, the girls overcame LaPorte, the DAC champions, with a 3-2 win and captured the sectional title. The Lady Vikes came in third place in the DAC behind LaPorte and Merrillville. Shideler felt the team pos- sessed a lot of experience and talent. " Almost every player had some previous varsity ex- perience from last year. This put us at an advantage at the beginning of the season and continued throughout the sea- son,” he said. According to Shideler, the team responded to pressure very well. This could be attributed to the fact that six of the seven players had previous varsity exper- ience. The two doubles teams were an integral part to the strength and success of the team stated Shideler. " They really played well throughout the entire season and helped carry the team,” he reiterat- ed. Shideler also said that the doubles team’s consistency was a " pleasant surprise.” The first doubles team consisted of Natalie Cavanaugh and Kel- ly Zimmerman, and the second doubles team was comprised of Amy Gold and Maureen Murphy. In addition to the doubles teams, Shideler com- mented that second singles player Sharon Dorris was a big key to their success. Winning the Portage Sec- tional and beating DAC foe Merrillville highlighted the season. The win over Merrill- ville gave the Lady Vikes a third place finish instead of a fourth place finish in the DAC. Shideler commented, " It was a real boost for our girls. After that match, the girls seemed to gain more confidence in themselves.” — Kevin McBride GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNIS TEAM — Row: Coach Tim Shideler, Amy Gold, Front Row, Sharon Dorris, Heather Kelly Zimmerman, Maureen Murphy. Mallett, Natalie Cavanaugh. Back Melissa Eddy. GIRLS ' JV TENNIS TEAM — Front Melissa Conde, Karen Carichoff, Row: Karen Reynolds, Marie Maca- Kim Wright, Cindy Haughton, Kristy pagal, Trish Landstrom. Jeanne Kim. Hager. Back Row: Coach Cheryl Younger. GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNIS Season Record: 16-3 VHS Lowell W J.V. GIRLS’ TENNIS Griffith W Season Record: 11-2 Crown Point W Andrean W VHS Lake Central W Lowell W Calumet W Griffith W M.C. Rogers W Crown Point W Highland W Andrean L Portage L Lake Central W Culver W Calumet W LaPorte L Highland W Knox W Portage W Merrillville W Culver L Hobart w Michigan City W Chesterton w LaPorte W Sectionals Hobart W Wheeler w Chesterton W MC Elston w LaPorte w Regionals Merrillville L 120 Girls Tennis FIRST DOUBLES PLAYER Natalie Ca- vanaugh stretches across the court in order to reach a baseline return. SOPHOMORE HEATHER MALLET dis- plays perfect form and concentration as she returns a backhand shot. Heather played both varsity and ju- nior varsity tennis. SOPHOMORE SINGERS PLAYER. Shar- on Dorris, leans into a forehand. The Lady Vikes won the Portage Sectional and finished with a 16-3 record. THIRD YEAR VARSITY team member Melissa Eddy concentrates intently as she makes contact. Melissa played at the first singles position the entire season. n Girls Tennis SENIOR RICH KRATZENBERG lines up a putt. Besides winning his third varsity letter, he had the low 9-hole score of 35. WITH INTENSE CONCENTRA- TION. two-time letter winner sophmore Bob Risk anxiously awaits the outcome of his putt. MVP DAN FRYE retains his fol- low-through position while eyeing his putt. His other hon- ors include 2nd at the Rensse- laer Invitational. 22 Boys’ Golf In An Up And Down Season, Vikings Threaten When ABCs Wide World of Sports opens its show with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, pictures of graceful ice skaters and gymnasts, Olympic medal winners, and death-defying ski jumpers fly across the screen. However, the sport of golf is not usually one associated with the fast- paced, dramatic sports like bob sledding and cross-coun- try motorcycle racing glori- ied in that show’s credits. Nevertheless, the boys’ golf team proved that the real dra- ma in sports is not reserved for Olympic years only. After advancing to region- al with a second place finish at sectionals, the team came within a razor’s edge of quali- fying for state. Tied for fifth at the meet’s finish, the Vikes lost going to their fifth man’s score. Although they ended up sixth (the top five go to state), two-year letter winner junior Dan Frye explained, " We were competing against the top teams in the state, and we didn’t even expect to come close.” After the heartbreaker, the story gets better. Chesterton, Portage and Valpo all ran up 8- 2 record in the Duneland Con- ference. However, for the last DAC meet of the season, a tri- meet between those three teams was scheduled. Beating both teams, the Vikes cap- tured the DAC championship. Key golfers for the team were Dan Frye, Rich Kratzen- berg, and Bob Risk. Second on the all-conference team, Frye was also named the team MVP and had the low 18 hole score with a 76. Kratzenberg was fourth on the all-conference team and won the low nine hole trophy with a 35. In addi- tion, Risk was fifth on the all- conference team. Junior Bill Ferngren came in first in the JV tournament with a 77. Even though the Vikes ex- perienced the agony of defeat to end their season, Frye said, " The team did better than was expected. After all, we beat our top rival Chesterton three times.” For Valpo sports fans beating Chesterton only once was sometimes enough to make a season. — Gina Fattore AFTER SLICING INTO the rough. Bill Ferngren attempts to hit out of trou- ble. Ferngren won the Vikes JV tour- nament. J BOYS ' GOLF TEAM — Front Row, Alex Brickley, Bill Ferngren, Chip Martin, Bob Risk, Paul Ventura, Dan Frye. Back Row, Jim Fisk, Lance Lemon, Daenen Badie. Jeff Whalen, Todd Price, Tom Zimmerman, Rich Kratzenberg and Coach Bob Cain. BOY ' S GOLF Season Record, 14-7 Chesterton MC ELSTON W L Merrillville MC Rogers L W Chesterton Hobart w w Hobart MC Rogers w w MC Marquette L Portage LaPorte W W LaPorte Merrillville L W MC Marquette L Rensselaer Invt. 2nd Munster L Portage Chesterton W W Boone Grove w LaPorte Invt. 12th Andrean W Boone Grove W Lake Central Invt. 6th MC Elston L Sectionals 2nd Regionals 6th 123 Boys’ Golf Cheerleoders Viherres Ploy Virol Role In Support Of Athletes PERFORMING THE PRE-GAME routine at a home varsity football game is sophomore Vikette Carol Worden. The vikettes were responsible for pre- game and halftime shows at all foot- ball and basketball games. EXPRESSING THEIR SUPPORT of the Viking football team, senior cheer- leaders Elise Daxe and Cassie Tucker show the photographer that Valpo is No. I. VIKETTES BRITT SHARP, Lara Condie, Dee Peters and Susan Roberts demon- strate their rhythm and coordination at a half-time performance. To compare the work of an athlete to that of a cheer- leader or Vikette seemed to be an act of futility to most. However, the cheerleaders and Vikettes had one thing in common with VHS athletes: both performed to show the crowd their talents for the sake of entertainment. Performing the pre-game and halftime routines at home football and basketball games, the Vikettes had an opportuni- ty to show diversified talents in dancing, rhythm and co- ordination. Dancing ability, showman- ship and technique were pre- requisites for Vikettes, but many hours of hard work was needed to perfect these rou- tines. Vikette sponsor Jan Sut- ton explained, " Once the squad is chosen, we practice all summer and Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.” Aside from outside practice, the Vikettes also had an hour class during the school day. Designing the majority of the beginning routines, Sutton passed the responsibility of further routines on to squad leaders and those interested in choreography. Many rou- tine ideas came from the sum- mer camp the Vikettes at- tended at DePauw University. The camp was not required but highly recommended by Sutton. " The girls didn’t have to go to camp, but it was a vital part of learning. Many of the ideas for the new routines began there.” Instead of creating new dance routines, VHS cheer- leaders were faced with try- ing to invent novel approaches to fan support. In this attempt, new cheers were created and practiced, hoping to arouse a sleeping student body. New cheers never quite did the trick though. The old simple one’s got the crowd involved. " We tried new cheers to get the crowd involved, but most fans preferred old cheers like " We are Valpo,” said senior cheerleader Cassie Tucker. Like the Vikettes, the cheerleading squad attended a summer camp to learn the latest in crowd motivation. Aside from the basic cheers, the girls worked on pyramids and other eye-catching stunts. In addition to their respon- sibilities at football and bas- ketball games, the cheer- leaders also attempted to maintain school spirit and in- spire the athletes. Although the work of the cheerleaders and Vikettes was very different from that of a VHS athlete, they all y strived toward a common goal: satisfying the wants and needs of the public. — Stephanie Wood 124 Cheerleading Vikettes SENIOR BRITT SHARP, junior Stacey Carmona and sophomore Sarah An- drews entertain the crowd at halftime of a boys home game. The Vikettes did a routine to " Splish Splash. " SENIOR MICHELLE CROWNOVER cheers on the varsity basketball team at a home game. The cheerleaders were responsible for involving the stu- dent body in fan support. CHEERLEADERS JEFE LEFFEW, Mike Neis, Tom McDermott, Joe Pekarek, Kathy Briggs, Michele Crownover, Jenny Broadhurst and Missy Leetz construct a pyramid at a time out dur- ing a Valpo victory. D5 Cheerleading Vikettes Clubhouse VALPO ' S FIRST STATE champion wrestler since 1963, senior Tim Burbee, dominates his opponent as he did frequently during his 41-1 season. Burbee ' s success was indi- cative of the championship spirit VHS had in ' 86. WHEN SENIOR MARK Hardwick volun- teered to coach the senior girls ' powder puff team, he obviously didn’t know what he was in for. However, in the absence of a faculty coach, Harwick rallied behind his team. On a team, athletes learn to work together as a matter of necessity. No pitcher wins a well-pitched game if his team does not produce runs; a quarterback is nothing without an offensive line. Thus, even if they are not the best of friends away from the game, professional athletes support and respect each other through long seasons of road trips, and overtimes. In order to be successful as a team, they have to overcome jealousies and ego problems and learn to compliment each other’s strong and weak points. As it is with many teams, at first glance it appeared impossible for Valparaiso High School students to ever be considered a close- ly-knit team. Not a day passed in the long school year in which someone was not overheard criticizing someone else. And at times, we all felt somewhat inad- equate in some aspect of high school life. Because of this, we stayed where we felt most comfortable and, inevitably, cliques developed and accentuated the differences among students. But when the players met on the field, " We’re all in this together” became our motto with term papers due or finals imminent. We learned the techniques of cooperation which make a team of hard workers into a champion even without a superstar. When we overcame our jealousies and insecurities, we realized that the Clubhouse was filled with people worth our time and interest. The answer to the problem of team unity meant fostering a sense of respect for the people whose accomplishments were praised up and down in ' 86. Once we began to cheer for each other, and the student body picked itself up out of a slump, we recognized that IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME. — Gina Fattore 126 Album Division Page 127 Album Division Page SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS — Front Row: Andrea Ku. see.-. Rus Barone, treas.; Back Row; Marco Alcantara, pres.-, Mike Neis, vice pres. Officers Adjust To Changes The ability to take things in stride and to accept changes are qualities of good leadership. Senior class officers. Marco Al- cantara, Mike Neis, Russ Barone and Andrea Ku, acquired these abilities and used them to the ad- vantage of the 1985-1986 seniors. Because of a change in princi- pals, Dr. David Bess took over as senior class advisor. Class Presi- dent Alcantara stated, " ... cer- tainly, Dr. Bess deserves our gratitude for his efforts.” Another adjustment was a change in class presidency. Matt Keammerer had originally been elected president, but for per- sonal reasons resigned from the position early in the year. " Due to a smooth transition,” said Neis, vice-president, " the problem was successfully re- solved.” " I feel that we, have accom- plished a lot this school year,” stated Ku, secretary. One of the major accomplishments was a change in the diplomas. The pic- ture on the diploma was made to be more " individualistic” and " more colorful” said Barone, treasurer. Elise Daxe NORMA JEAN ACRES — stu. aide 2 4. LESLIE ANN ADAMS REBECCA ALICE ADKINS — intra. 2; orches- tra 2-4. LAURA ANN AILES — track 2 -. drama club 2; for. exch. 2-4; for. exch. sec. 4; NFIS 3-4; VALPO 2-4; stu. coun. 2; Viking Press 2; pep club 2, v-teens 3-4; v-teens chairman 4. KRIS ALBERS — drama club 4; for. exch. 2-4; pep club 3: v-teens 3-4. STEVE M. ALBERS — baseball 2. intra 2-4. CHERI E LYNN ALEXANDER — YARC 4 RICHARD J. ALLEN DAVID ARON ALTENHOF CAROLINE BRIDGET ANDAMASARIS THOMAS A. ANDERSON — tennis 3. DAVID BRIAN ANDRICK — track 2. MINNE CAM ANG — for. exch. 2-4; NHS 3- 4; VALPO 2-4; stu. coun. 3-4. German club 4 ; future problems solvers 4. AIMEE MARIANNA ANTONMARIA — intra 4. stu. coun. 2; pep club 3; v-teens 2 VICA v. pres. 3; VICA pres. 4. TIM ATHA 128 Seniors KIMBERLY ANN ATKINSON — volleyball 2. inlra. 3, pep club 2, V-Teens 3, OEA 4 (treas.). LAURIE ANNE ATWELL JEEF A. BACH HERBERT JOSEPH BALDWIN — football 2-4. baseball 2-4! intra. 3. 4. VIC M. BARON — football 2, weight, club 2i intra. 3. 4. RUSSELL G. BARONE — football 2-4 (capt). wrestling 2. 3i track 2i weight, club 2-4, intra. 4, stu. coun. 2-4, Senior class treasur- er. VALERIE MARIE BELL — Vikettes 2. 3, dra- ma club 2-4i (historian)i Thespians 4i choir 3, 4i swing choir 2-4i for. exch. 3i Girls ' Glee Club 2 Explor. teach. 4. ELLIE C. BELLON — swimming 2i boys ' swiming manager 2-4i drama club 4. pep club 4i VICA 3. 4 (sec. 4)-. SADD 4, Health Occ. 4. BART CHARLES BENEDICT — swimming 2-4 (capt)i AOEO. DANNE MARGARET BENJAMIN — for. exch. 3i pep club 4, YARC 4 (treas), student aide DON BERKOWSKI SAMUEL JAMES BERNARD! — football 2-4, baseball 2, weight, club 2-4, intra. 3, 4. ROBERT NORMAN BEUTLER KEITH BRIAN 8IGGERSTAEF — weight, club 4, intra. 4, band 4, pep band 4. MICHELE RENEE BISHOP — volleyball 2-4, track 2-4, FCA 2-4, for. exch. 2-4. BRIAN BLACK — Jr. Achieve. 2 (Pres.). JENNIFER LYNN BLAKE — Vikettes 2. 3, drama club 3, choir 2-4, swing choir 2-4, stu. counc. 2-4. JULIE ANN BODENSTEINER — tennis 2. 3, intra. 2, for. exch. 2-4, NHS 4. stud counc. 2-4, Viking Press 3, 4, pep club 2. 4, stud, aide 3. 4. MEGAN MARIE BOETEL — basketball 2-4, pep club 2, 3, softball 2. SHERRI CHRISTINE BOGAN — OEA 4. CHRIS R. BONDI — track 2, band 2-4 (sec), orch. 2. 3, pep club 2, 3, V-Teens 3, 4 (sec ), bookstore 4. PAUL W. BOSTIC — golf 2. JAMES A. BOUCHE — Nat. Merit Semifinals 4, NHS 4, VICA 4. ANGELA JEANINE BOWDEN YVONNE UTE BOWMAN — basketball 2-4, volleyball 2, FCA 2-4, intra. 3. 4, pep club 2, stud, aide 3, 4. SUZANNE RENEE BOYER — basketball 2-4, FCA 2-4, INTRA. 4, pep club 2-4. KEVIN M. BRANDT ALEX DAVID BRICKLEY — golf 3. 4, intra. 2- 4, for. exch. 3. 4, stu. counc. 2-4 (Vice Pres. 4), Stu Fac Sen. 4, bookstore 2-4. KATHLEEN HEATHER BRIGGS — cheerlead ing 2-4, intra. 4, pep club 2-4, Homecoming Court 4. WENDELL PHILIP BRINK — intra. 2-4, Jr. Achieve. 2 (Vice Pres ), SADD 2-4. D9 Acres-Brink SAT Pathway To The Future Every person possesses a fear. For many VFIS students their worst fear was taking the Scho- lastic Aptitude Test. The S.A.T. is nothing more than a means to compare students from different schools. " The S.A.T. measures everyone the same.” said guid- ance Director Don Dick. According to Dick, too much emphasis is put on these tests. The S.A.T. only measures verbal and math skills, not hardwork, creativity and leadership. He ex- plained, " Someone who scored high on the S.A.T. could do worse at college than the person who scored lower.” Senior Rich Krat- zenberg felt the S.A.T. isn’t an accurate showing of one’s knowl- edge. He stated, " Some students ' choke ' on tests and don’t per- form as well as they could have.” Preparation for the S.A.T. was exercised by several students. Senior Pat Kim took a Stanley Kappa S.A.T. course. He said, " Al- though these courses help a little, one can improve scores without even taking a course by working by themselves.” Dick said the college board believes the only way to study for the test is to read and take good math courses. More colleges are begin- ning to accept A.C.T. scores along with S.A.T. scores, ex- plained Dick. The American Col- lege Test covers science, math, social studies and English. In some areas of the country, the A.C.T. is accepted in favor of the S.A.T., he noted. Most colleges only see the S.A.T. as a second factor. — Kevin McBride SENIOR ROBERTA COMBS starts preparing herself for the SATs by doing research in the library. WORKING WITH THE computer, senior Sue Frye answers practice SAT questions to prepare for the actual test November 2. SAT BOOKS IN the Guidance Office give V.H.S. students another oppor- tunity to prepare for the college boards. 130 Seniors JENNIFER ELLEN BROADHURST - cheer- leading 2-4i intra 3. 4, stu. coun. 3i pep club 2-4, homecoming court 4. JEFFREY MICHAEL BROSKY LAURA ANN BROWN — intra. 4, for. exch. 4-, pep club 4j YARC 4t DECA 3, 4. MARC BROWN — track 2. intra. 2, Thespi- ans 3, swing choir 2, Jr. Achiev. 2, VICA 3. 4i NORB security council 4. STEPHEN DALE BROWN — football 2-4, wrestlig 2. track 2-4, weight club 2-4. LOWELL MAX BRUCE — football 2, intra. 3i library aide 4. JULIE ANNE BUCHANAN — cross country 2 . LISA ANN BUCHER — choir 2-4. swing choir 2, for. exch. 4, NHS 3, 4, explor. teach. 4. MICHELLE LEE BURGESON — intra. 4. for. exch. 4. LESLIE M. BURNS — intra. 2. 4, pep club 3. 4. football trainer 4. JILL T. BURKHOLDER — swiming 2. intra. 2i for. exch. 2. 3, pep club 2. 3 VTeens 2. 3. stud, aide 3. 4. MARILYN SUE BURTON — band 2, Stu Fac Sen 4, Valenian 3. 4, Viking Pres 2-4 (co- editor 3. 4) Ouill and Scroll 3. 4. MIKE F. BYRON — Jr. Achiev. 2. LEAH DARLENE CAMPLAN — Vikettes 3. pep club 3, 4t OEA 4. MIKE LEE CAPPELLA — baseball 2; intra. 3. 4. KRISTIN ANN CARLSON — V-Teens 3, 4. TAMMY SUZANNE CARLSON — intra. 3, pep club 3. 4. JULIE JOY CARRELL — volleyball manager 2, track 2-4, FCA 2-4, for. exch. 2-4, NHS 3. 4, VALPO 3, 4, girls ' glee club 2. NATALIE ANN CAVANAUGH — basketball 2-4, tennis 2-4, FCA 2, intra. 2-4, stud, coun- cil 2-4 (sec. 4), pep club 2-4, Homecoming Court 4. GREGORY ALAN CHESTER — basketball 2- 4, FCA 3, intra. 2, 4, for. exch. 3, 4, NHS 3. 4, VALPO 2, 3. RICK ALAN CHRUSTOWSKI — track 2, cross country 2, intra. 2-4, for. exch. 2-4, dom. exch. 4, stu. counc. 4. SFIANNON M. CHURCH — drama club 4, for. exch. 4, pep club 4, explor. teach. 4. TIM ESIC CIFALDI — weight, club 2. SCOTT A. CLARK JULIE ANNE CLEAVELAND — choir 3. 4, explor. teach. 4. LYNN LEANNE CLEMENTS — pep club 4. SUZANNE ELIZABETH CLIFFORD - golf 2-4, intra. 2, for. exch. 2-4. JAMES R. COATES STEFANIE ANNE COLBY — basketball 2, golf 2-4, intra. 3. 4, pep club 2-4, VICA 4 (vice pres ). TIMOTHY DALE COLLINS — football 2-4, baseball 2-4, intra. 2-4. 131 Broadhurst-Collins ROBERTA DAWN COMBS — drama club 2, SADD 2-4i for. exch. 24. CAROLINE MAE COMEEORD — vikettes 3- 4 (squad leader 3-4), for. exch. 4i pep club 2-4i v-teens 2j swimming 2. CHARLES ROBERT CONDON JAMES C. CONRICK — swimming 2-3i sound light crew 2i viking press 3i SADD 4i student aide 2-3. PHILIP SCOTT CORNEIL — football 2-4, track 2-4i weightlifting club 2-4, intramurals 2-4, VICA 3. KIM COVINGTON THOMAS H CRISE — jr. achievement 2-4 (pres. 2-4). MICHAEL RENE CRISWELL — intramurals 3- 4, SADD. MICHELE DENISE CROWN- OVER — tennis 3i cheer 2-4, choir 4, for. ex. 4i NHS 2-4, pep 2-4, softball 4, German 4. KLAUS DAHN — FCA 4, for ex. 4. swimming 4. MIKE J. DAGGETT — football 2. 4, wrestling 2. 3, track 2-4, for. ex. 3. THOMAS JAMES DALEONSO — drama 2-4. vice pres 4, thespians 3. 4, jazz 4, choir 2-4, swing 2-4. LORI JEAN DANIEL — vikettes 4, DECA 4. AMY BETH DAVIS — drama club. 3-4, thes- pians 4, for. exch. 4, Valenian 3-4, Viking Press 2-4, quill and scroll 3-4, SADD 3-4. BRUCE EDWARD DAVIS ELISE DYAN DAXE — cheerleading 2, intra. 2-4, for. exch. 4, stu. coun. 2, 4, Valenian 4, pep club 2-4. LAWRENCE JOSEPH DEMBINSKI — tennis 2, ECA 4, intra 3-4, for. exch. 4, dom. exch. 4, quiz bowl 4, stu. fac. sen. 4, v-teens 4, German club v. pres. 4, SADD 3-4. BRENDA L. DERELINGER — intra. 2, OEA 4. BENJAMIN JASON DICK — basketball 2, football 2-4, track 2-4, weightlifting club 2- 4, FCA 2. LORI ANN DICKSON — orchestra 2-4, stu. aide 4. DEBORAH VICTORIA DOBIS DAVID DOERING — s wim. 2-4, VICA 2-4, G.O.D. 4. LAWRENCE DANIEL DOMBROWSKI GEORGE JAGER DOUGLAS KATHRYN R. DOUGLAS — track 2-4, cross country 3-4, ECA 3-4, for. exch. 4, quiz bowl 3-4, pep club 2. 4, v-teens 4, German club 4. KATE DOUGLAS MICHELLE RENEE DOUGLAS NANCY ELAINE DUCAT — basketball 2, vol- leyball 2-4, choir 2-4, swing choir 3-4 for. exch. 4, softball 3-4. AMY MARIE DUNIVAN — intra 2. JODI ANN DUSEK — jr. ach. 2, JA v. pres, secretary 2, SADD 4, stu. aide 3-4. 132 Seniors A New Dress Code Was Unveiled Valparaiso has always ap- peared to be conservative in it’s beliefs and attitudes and the high school has normally reflect- ed this attitude. However, late in the year the administration de- cided to let the more liberal atti- tudes prevail. On Monday April 28, the his- toric announcement was made. Dr. David Bess said the following day the students could wear shorts for a two week trial peri- od. The previous week the spring-time issue was prevalent as many students, especially male students, attempted to stretch the no-shorts rule to the limit. Many students were un- happy with the rule saying it de- scriminated against boys as girls could wear short mini skirts while boys got in trouble for be- low the knee shorts. Reacting to the students views, the new shorts rule was made. The first day of the trial period approximately 15% of the students wore shorts despite the cool weather. Although many people wore shorts just because it was a new found freedom some students had other reasons. Sen- ior Kevin McBride wore them be- cause, " I had never done it be- fore and it was a chnage of pace.” Senior Melissa Evans wore them one day because she was filming a commercial for speech class and it was part of the cos- tume while senior Phil Eskilson wore them because he was more comfortable in them and felt he can concentrate better because of that. The styles of shorts ranged from the traditional tennis shorts to the Hawaiian Jams and came in various lengths and colors. For the most part students were tas- teful in their choice of shorts and seemed to be happy with their new privilege. — Kristin Meyer SENIOR TITUS TAN, Melissa Evans and Laura Geiss use their new-found freedom by wearing shorts to Ben Austin’s physics class. WHILE PUTTING THEIR books away after school, seniors Maureen Mur- phy and B.J. Dick display their spring attires. 133 Combs-Dusek RONALD B. EATON — basketball 2-4, base- bail 2-4, intra. 2, 3. MELISSA RAE EDDY — tennis 2-4, intra. 2, for. exch. 3, 4? dom. exch. 4, pep club 4, SADD 3. 4, PAMELA L. EDWARDS — choir 2-4, V-Teens 3, Girls ' Glee club 2, DECA 4, stud, aide 2-4. KRISTIE L. EGOLF — drama club 2. 3, sound- light crew 4, orch. 2-4, for. exch. 2, stud, aide 4. SANDRA LYNN EICHELBERGER — Valenian 4, Viking Press 3, 4, V-Teens 2. SUSAN EL1ZABETRH ELIEFF — track 3. 4, FCA 3, for. exch. 2, SADD 3. 4. CHARLES ROBERT ELLIS — track 2. 3, cross country 2, sound light crew 2-4, band 2, studio band 2, orch. 2, VICA 4. JON EMSHWILLER PHILIP JAMES ESKILSON — track 2, Stu Fac Sen. 4, German Club 4. MATTHEW CURTIS EVANS — tennis 2-4 (capt), intra. 2-4. MELISSA NOEL EVANS — intra. 2-4, for. exch. 2-4, NHS 3. 4, stu. counc. 2-4, pep club 2. MELISSA ANN FABER — volleyball 2-4, track 2-4, FCA 2. 3, band 2, 3, German Club 4 (sec). GINA L. FATTORE — for. exch. 2-4, Natr. Merit Semifinalist and finalist; NHS 3. 4 (pres 4), Quiz Bowl 3 (pres). 4, VALPO 3, stud, counc. 2-4, Stu Fac Sen. 4, Valenian 3, 4 (Ed), Viking Press 2-4 (Ed 3. 4), Quill and Scroll, 3, 4, V-Teens 2-4. JAMES ROBERT FIEGLE — cross country 2- 3, NHS 3-4. SCOTT ALAN FINLEY — DECA 3 (reporter) 4 (seer.), stu. aide 4. JEFFREY H. FISCHER — swim. 2-4, drama club 3, sound and light crew 4. DAWN NOEL FITZER — swim, 4, drama club 2-3, for. exch. 4. KIMBERLY R. FOREMAN — vikettes 3-4, in- tra. 4, for. exch. 4, pep club 2-3, v- teens 3. BRIAN S. FORNAL CHAD ALLEN FORTUNE — basketball 2-4, football 2-4. CYNTHIA LYNN FOSTER — band 2, for. exch. 2-4, pep club 2. SUSAN MICHELLE FREESE — band 2-4, all state band 2-4, jazz ensemble 3-4, studio band 2, all state jazz band 2-4, pep band 2-4 orchestra 2, for. exch. 3, v-teens 4, pt orch. 4. ANNE MARIE FREY — track 2-4, cross coun- try 2-4, FCA 2-4, band 2, jazz ensemble 2-3, orchestra 2, for. exch. 2, NHS 3-4, quiz bowl 3, VALPO 2-3, stu. coun. 2-4. JULIE MAE FRITZ - basketball 2-4, FCA 2-3 (secretary) 4, NHS 3-4, softball 2-4. DAVID LEE FROBISH — wrestling 3, cheer leading 2, 4, choir 3-4, swing choir 3-4. SUSAN ELAINE FRYE — volleyball 2-4, FCA 2-3-. NHS 3-4. LAUREEN LYNN FURLIN — for. exch. 2-4, stu. coun. 2, pep club 2-4, stu. aide 2-4, ski club 2-4. RICO GARZOTTO — FCA 4, intra. 4, or- chestra 4, for. exch. 4. NEIL P. GAST — intra. 4, for. exch. 4. LAURA JEAN GEISS — tennis 2-3, FCA 2-4, intra. 2-3, orchestra 2, for. exch. 2-3 (v. pres. 4), nat. merit semifinalist 4, NHS 3-4, quiz bowl 3-4, VALPO 3, stu. fac. sen. 4 (president), v-teens 2-4, math team 3-4. 134 Seniors BRIAN DOUGLAS GILL — drama club 2-4 (treat. )i Thespians 4, band 2-4 jazz ensem- ble 3. 4i pep band 2, NFL 4, boys State. JEANETTE MARIE GIRTON — intra. 3, dra- ma club 3i for. exch. 4, stu. counc. 2-4i stu fac sen. 4, class secretary 2, pep club 4. AMY H. GOLD — tennis 2-4, intra. 2, pep club 2-4, stu. aide 2-4. NICOLE M. GOMERSALL — for. exch. 2-4. MICHAELLE MARIE GRABOWSKI — Vi- kettes 2-4; band 2 for. exch. 2. 3. BRENDAN JAY GRUBE — band 2-4, All-State Band 2. 3, jazz ensemble 2-4 orch. 2, 4. LIA KAY GRUBE — for. exch. 2-4, future problem solvers. TAMMI LYNN HAMRICK — choir 4, swing choir 4, YARC 3, 4 (Vice-Pres. 4). JULIE ANN HANSON — swimming 2-4 (capt), track 4, intra. 3. 4, NHS 4, stu. counc. 2. 3, pep club 2-4. KATHY SUE HARBAUGH JENNIFER C. HARDEBECK — volleyball 3, intra. 2, 4, drama club 4, for. exch. 2-4, summer exchange student, NHS 3. 4. MARK ALLEN HARDWICK — football 2-4, wrestling 3, weight, club 2-4, intra. 3, 4, for exch. 4, dom. exch. 4, NHS 3, 4, stu. counc. 3, 4 (Pres. 4), stu fac sen. 4, Class President 3, stu. aide 4. SAMUEL JUSTIN HARPER HEIDI KATHRYN HARRIS — orch. 2-4, for. exch. 2-4, YARC 4, SADD 2. LAURA ANN HARTWIG — track 2-4 (capt. 3, 4), cross country 2-4 (capt. 4), FCA 2-4, band 2. 3, All-State Band 2, 3, orch. 2, for. exch. 4, NHS 3, 4, pep club 4. JEFF HATCHETT — Jr. Achieve. 2, PVE teaching 4, VICA 4, DECA 4 (treas.). ELIZABETH ANNE HAUSER — volleyball 2-4, track 2, FCA 2. 3, NHS 2-4, pep club 2-4, German club. NEAL JAMES HEFFERNAN — basketball 2. 4, tennis 3, 4, intra. 2. 3. MIKE HEINRICH — intra. 2-4, Jr. Achiev. 2. 3 (pres.). MARY SUSAN HEINZ — volleyball 2 (man- ager), OEA 4. MIKE HENLEY SANDRA MARIE HENNING KATHERINE LEAH HENRIQUES SCOTT ALAN HERBST - tennis 2. 3, intra. 3. 4. CRAIG ALAN HEWLETT — football 2-4, weight, club 2-4, VICA 3. 4 (pres.). WILLIAM JOSEPH HICKMAN — CAD advi- sor 4. JEFFREY DAVID HIGBIE — football 2-4, track 2-4, weight, club 2-4, intra. 2-4. KRISTIN BAMBER HIGHLAND — band 2, for. exch 2-4, NHS 2-4, VALPO 3, pep club 3, V- Teens 2-4 (vice-Pres.), math team 2-4, aca- demic decathlon 4, Girl ' s State Senator. JAMES A. HILZLEY — golf 4. SUSAN BONNIE HOLCOMB — band 2. 3, for. exch. 2-4, NHS 3, 4, math team 2-4. 135 Eaton-Holcomb f cfoc VCHU+X In Academics Being the best, academically or in extracurricular activities, was the goal of many VHS stu- dents. and the class of 1986 was exceptional when it came to ful- filling these goals. Out of approximately 400 stu- dents 24 of these graduated with GPA’s above 4.0. Ranking at the top of the class were Valedictorian Minnie Ang and Salutatorian Susie Johnson. " I always get a sense of satis- faction from learning and im- proving. This is essentially what motivates me to try my best in my work,” said Ang. " Because I practice the piano 2-3 hours a day, I really need to budget my time efficiently for homework, school activities, and outside reading,” she added. " I always push myself to be the best that I can. I feel honored to be Salutatorian of the class of ’86 because overall I think we’re a great class — academically and in sports,” Johnson said. " I know I wouldn’t have done as well in school if I hadn’t been involved in sports — basketball and cross country. Everyone needs some kind of an outlet. You shouldn’t just study and do nothing else,” she continued. Following graduation, Ang wanted to attend the University of Chicago and Johnson planned to go to the University of Den- ver. Valedictorian Minnie Ang and Salutatorian Susie Johnson led the class of 1986 with GPA’s of 4.3421 and 4.3158. respectively. ANDREW JOSEPH HOSKINS MICHELLE LEE HOUSE — intra. 4. for. exch. 2-4i pep dub 3, v-teens 3-4. TAMMY ANN HOUSTON — vikette 3-4, squadleader 3, captain 4. SUZANNE MARIE HOWARD — volleyball 3, jr. ach. 3, stu. aide 4. SHELIA ANN HOWE — OEA 4. TOM M. HUBER — DECA 3-4, stu. aide 3. LORI JEAN HUGHES GAIL HUSMAN MICHAEL C. HUTTINGER — for. exch. 4, dom exch. 3-4, jr. ach. 3-4. JA v. pres. 4. HEATHER INGRAM TAMMY LYNN IPPOLITO — DECA 3-4. ANN MARIE JACOBSEN — track 3. cross country 3-4, FCA 3-4, Viking Press 3, YARC 3. NORBY S. JAKEL — football 3-4, wrestling 3- 3. |36 Seniors HUNDREDS OF FANS turned out to cheer on the V.H.S. football team despite the rain. snow, and below freezing tempera- tures. SENIORS ALEX BRICKLEY, Steve Remajan. Pat Rooney. Jeff Williamson. Mike Mic- ciche and Greg Chester traded their hel- mets for mini skirts during Powder Puff Game. T SALLY JASNIC — intra. 2. pep club 2-4 t v- teens 2-4. SUSAN ANNE JOHNSON — basketball 2-4, track 2, cross country 2-3, FCA 2-4, NHS 3- 4, NHS secretary 4, quiz bowl 4, stu. coun. 2, pep club 4. DEANN CAROL JONES — pep club 2-4, v- teens 2-4. DION A. JONES — wrestling 2-3, track 2-4, cross country 2-4. JESSICA ALLISON JONES — football trainer 4, wrestling manager 3, track manner 3, pep club 2-4. MIKE E. JONES — basketball 2-4. PAUL MICHAEL KAMANAROFF — golf 2-4, intra. 4. KATHRYN ANN KASPAR MATTHEW DAVID KEAMMERER — drama club 2-4, v-teens 4, SADD 4. HARRY L. KEENE — intra. 3-4. CHRISTY LYNN KELLY — band 2-4, band librarian 3, drum major asst. 2-3 head drum major 4, all state orchestra 3-4-. for. exch. 2- 4, NHS 3-4, VALPO 3, v-teens 3-4. PETER KICKBUSH — tennis 3, cross country 2, swim. 4, band 2-4, all state band 3s jazz ensm. 2-4 studio band 2i stu. fac. sen. 4s AOEO 4. PATRICK KIM — tennis 2-3, intra. 2 4, or- chestra 2. 4, for. exch. 3-4, quiz bowl 3-4. acad. decath. 4. 137 Hoskins-Kim 138 Seniors KRISIE LYNN KIMERER — track 3, intra. 2. 3, drama club 2, for. exch. 2. 3s pep club 2, V- Teens 2. 3, YARC 4, SADD 4. MARK DAVID KLEEHAMMER — tennis 3, intra. 2-4i for. exch. 4s quiz bowl 2-4 (pres.)s stu fac sen 4s V-Teens 4s German Clubs SADD. 4. JACQUELINE SUZANNE KLEIST — intra. 2. 4. BRIAN CARL KLEMZ — basketball 2-4 (stat.)s track 2, 3s cross country 2-4s band 2. 3s NHS 3. 4s VALPO 3s German Club 4. KATHRYN ANN KLEPSER — golf 3s for. exch. 2. JOSEPH J. KOVALICK — intra. 2-4, for. exch. 2-4, stu. coun. 3. 4. DEBRA LYNN KRAKER — pep club 3s V- Teens 3. BRIAN D. KRATZ — intra. 3. RICH C. KRATZENBERG — golf 2-4, intra. 2- 4. KRISTIN M. KRIEGER — for. exch. 2, V- Teens 2. WENDY JENNIFER KROLL — Vikettes 4, cheerleading 2, intra. 3, band 2, for. exch. 2- 4, YARC 4, SADD 4. TRACI ANNE KRYSINSKI — swimming 3, FCA 3, intra. 3. 4, for. exch 2-4, stu. coun. 2, 4, Viking Press 2, pep club 2. 3, student aide 4. ANDREA Z. KU — intra. 2-4s for. exch. 2-4, NHS 3, 4s VALPO 3, stu. counc. 2-4, class secretary 4. MICK ALLEN KUEHL AMY PHYLLIS LAMBERT — track 4, intra. 3. 4, stu. counc. 2. 3, pep club 2-4, V-Teens 3. CHRISTINA KIM LANSPERGER CHARLES ERIC LAWRENCE MELISSA MARIE LEETZ STEPHEN JAMES LETNICH - basketball 2s football 2-4 (capt.), golf 2, weight, club 2-4, intra. 2-4, stud, aide 2-4. DENISE LOPEZ JON LOREK — intra. 3, stud, aide 2-4. ROBERT ALAN LUCKETT JEANETTE DIANE LUNGWITZ JACK C. LYONS — studio band 4. MYRADAISY M. MACAPAGAL — tennis 2, 3 (capt 3), intra. 2, 3, for. exch. 2-4 (pres. 4), NHS 3. 4, stu. counc. 2-4 (treas. 4), class treasurer 2, Viking Press 3, 4, V-Teens 2-4, stu. aide 3, 4. ANN ELIZABETH MAERTZ JUDI ANN MANAGO — swimming 2, for. exch 2-4, pep club 2-4, V-Teens 2. 3. DANIEL LEE MANGEL — wrestling 2, cross country 2. DIANA LYNN MANIAK - All-State Band 4, jazz ensemble 3. 4, pep band 3. 4, orch. 2-4, swing choir 2. 3, for. exch. 3, 4, Nat. Merit Semifinals 4, VALPO 3, Academic Decath- lon 4, softball 2-4. CAROLYN JOY MAPES MARK EDWARD MARCINKOWSKI MICHELLE LYNN MARRS — volleyball 2, ECA 3; intra. 3, choir 2, (or. exch. 2, pep club 3, softball 3. SANDY S. MARSHALL — volleyball 2-4, track 2, NHS 3, 4, stu fac. sen. 4 (vice- Pres.), pep club 3. 4 (co-sporthead coordin- ates )-. German club 4. MARYA JANE MARTIN - basketball 2, 3, cross country 4, band 2-4 (pres.), pep band 4, orch. 2, NHS 3. 4. TONYA LEE MARTIN — intra. 2, for. exch. 2, pep club 4. YARC 3, VICA 3. 4 (pres. 4). KAREN LORRAINE MATHEWS — for exch. 2. 3, Nat. Merit Semifinals. KEVIN R. MCBRIDE — tennis 2. 4, intra. 3, for. exch. 3. 4, NHS 4, stu. counc. 3, 4, Valenian 4, V-Teens 4. AMY SUE MCCASLAND — choir 2. 4, swing choir 2, for. exch. 4. DEBRA M. MCDANNEL — intra. 3, orch. 2, 3, for. exch. 2-4. DEBRA J. MCDOWELL — intra. 3, for. exch. 2, YARC 3, Vocational 4. KATE MARIE MCNEILL — football 2-4 (stat- istician), intra. 2. 3, NHS 3. 4, VALPO 3. 4, stu. counc. 2-4, stu fac senate 3, Class vice- president 2, academic decathlon 4. SADD 2- 4 (Vice-Pres. 2. 3, Pres. 4), stud, aide 3. 4. KATHERINE MARIE METHERD KRISTIN LYNN MEYER — drama club 2, band 2, for. exch. 2-4, NHS 4, Valenian 4, Viking Press 2, 4, Ouill and Scroll 4, V-Teens 2. STEVE ANDREW MEYER — track 2. 3, cross country 2-4, FCA 2, VICA 3. 4 (treas). ROCHELLE SUE MEYERS — basketball 2-4, track 2-4 (capt 3. 4), cross country 2, FCA 2-4 (Vice-Pres. 4), for. exch. 3, 4, NHS 3, 4, VALPO 2-4, Quiz Bowl 3. 4. AMY LYNN MILLER — band 2-4, All-State Band 3, Pep Band 3, orch 2, for. exch 2. 3 (board 2), NHS 4, NFL 4. BRIAN EDWARD MILLER — drama club 2-4. DAVID ALLEN MILLER — wrestling 2-4. SHEILA M. MILLER — volleyball 2-4, gym- nastics 2-4, Jr. Achiev. 2, explor. teach. 4. NANCY EILEEN MOHLER — for. exch. 4, DECA 3. 4. KATHY M. MOHNACH KATHY MARIE MOLITORIS — intra. 2, NHS 3, 4, V-Teens 3, Stud. Aide 3. 4. HEATHER MOODY DEAN L. MOORE — basketball 2-4, golf 2-4, FCA 2-4. KEVIN WALTER MORAN — wrestling 2, track 3. GREGORY GARRETT MORTON — swim- ming 2-4 (team captain), intra. 4, for. exch. 4, NHS 3. 4, math team 3, AQEO. NATALIE ANN MOSER — for. exch. 2-4, Jr. Achiev. 2, NHS 4, pep club 3, Hoosier Girls State Delegate, stu. aide 4. REBECCA LYNN MOWBRAY — Jr. Achieve. 2, glee chib 2-4, SADD 2-4, stud, aide 2-4. CHRISTINE ANN MUELLER MARSHALL J. MUNDT — wrestling 2-4, NHS 4. Kimerer-Mundt Cultures Mesh With New Students Although people come from different countries and back- grounds, they usually share com- mon emotions and feelings. Curi- osity is one of these. Curiosity is the quality which foreign ex- change sudents Klaus Dahn, Ger- many; Rico Garzotto, Switzer- land-, Jakob Olsen. Denmark; and Anne Wentzel, Germany-, brought to VHS. Their impressions of America prior to coming here were based on America’s power and pro- ducts. Once they arrived, they found out that Americans were different than they had expect- ed. Garzotto commented on how active the teenagers are. He also said teenagers did things more spontaneously than in Switzer- land. Garzotto got involved in various activities and even ran for judge on student government day. Winning the election and spending student government day was a learning experience. The degree of school loyalty and rivalry surprised Olsen. In Denmark, the students aren’t as loyal to their school. He exper- ienced this loyalty while playing on the soccer team and partici- pating in swimming. According to Dahn, American students help around the house more than in Germany. Trying to fit in and know what was expect- ed was an adjustment, yet Dahn found one thing the same. By be- ing a member of the swim team and winning state as part of the relay team, he continued his swimming career. Driving everywhere was an un- expected adjustment for Went- zel. " In Germany, people don’t rely on cars as much as they do in America.” By discovering and participat- ing in these unexpected Ameri- can ways of life their curiosity about the " big” country was sat- isfied. They all said they were glad they chose to come to the United States and hoped to re- turn someday. — Marilyn Burton GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENT Anne Wentzel types her assignment during her typing class. ALTHOUGH COMING TO AMERICA was a new experience, Rico Garozotto continued to play his violin as he did in Switzerland. JOHN COOK looks on as Klaus Dahn from Germany returns the tennis ball during his gym class. JAKOB OLSEN LEARNS another new language while in America from Denmark by taking first year Erench. 140 Seniors MAUREEN HANSEN MURPHY — golf 2 4; tennis 2-4; pep dub 2-4. DAVID E. NAILLIEUX ROBERT R NEAL — football 2-4; baseball 2. 3; Stu. coun. 2. 3; class officer 2. MIKE JOHN NEIS — football 2-4; track 2-4, weight club 2-4; cheer. 3, 4; intramurals 2-4, stu. coun. 2-4; class officer v. pres. 3. 4. SANDRA LEE NELSON LORI ANN NELSON — vikette 2-4. capt. leader; for. exch. 4 ; V.I.C.A. pres. BONNIE LYNN NICHOLAS — Jr. ach. 2. D.E.C.A. 3. 4. treas. 4. MIKE L. NIMETZ — intramurals 3. TIMOTHY R. NORRIS CRISTINE SUE NOVER — basket. 4. FCA 4 JAKOB PLOEN OLSEN — swim 4; soccer 4, for. ex. 4, foreign exchange stu. JOHN H. PARKS AMY JEAN PARRY — track 3. 4; intramurals 2. 3; orchestra 2-4, sound light 4. viking press 3; German club 4; gaming club 3, Mime 4, for. ex. 2-4. MANMEET KAUR PATHEJA — track 3. X- country 2; intramurals 3. 4; for. ex. 2-4, Viking press 2. JOSEPH RAYMOND PEKAREK — basketball 2; football 2-4; wrestling 3; cheer 3. 4-. class officer 3; King of Hearts Court. GERRIE L. PHILLIPS — track 4. FCA 4, intra murals 4, Pep 2-4; YARC 3; Explor. teach. 4; PVE teach. 3. JOLANDA MARIE PITT — vikette 2. 4; for. ex. 3. 4; jr. ach. 2; YARC 4. DAVID A. PITMAN - wrestling 2; track 2-4, weight 2. DECA 3. 4, intramurals 2-4. LINDSEY LEIGH POWELL — swim 2-4; FCA 3, intramurals 4, for ex. 3, 4; stu. cou. 2-4; homecoming 4; stu. aid 3. 4. SADD 3. 4. DEBORAH ELLEN PRAHLOW — track 2-4. FCA 4, band 2. MIKE TODD PRITCHARD JANIE LYNN PYLE — swim 3, 4, stu. fac sen. 4, OEA 4, stu. aid 2-4. DAVID ANTHONY OUARNSTROM — jr. achievement 2-4. MARY ELIZABETH REAVIS — track 2. 3 man.. V-teens 3, 4. treas.. Pep club 2; for. ex. 2-4. board mem. CHRISTOPHER LEE REICHERT — orch. 2. pep band 2-4; studio 2, jazz 2-4, all-state 3, band 2-4. v-pres. 4. GINGER ANN REIF STEVEN CHARLES REMIJAN — track 3. 4, weight. 2-4; intramurals 2-4-. stu. cou. 3. 4, stu. aid 2-4. WAYNE DAVID RICE CHRIS J. RICHARDS JAMES MIKEL RITCHEA — football 2, wres- tling 2; intramurals 3; PVE teach. 141 Murphy-Ritchea KIMBERLY S. ROBBINS ANDREW C. ROBERTS — drama 2-4 (Vice Pres. 3, Pres. 4; Thespians 3. 4-. Band 2-4; Studio Band 2; Pep Band 2; orch. 3; Stu Fac Sen. 4; Explor. Teach. 4; NFL 4. MARILYN JO ROGNESS — intra. 4; for. exch. 2. 3; pep club 2. 3« V-Teens 3. 4; Stu- dent aid 3, 4; Media Center aid 2. PATRICK JOSEPH ROONEY — football 2-4 (captain); track 2-4; weight, club 2-4; cheer- leading 3. 4-. intra. 2-4; stu. coun. 3, 4. ANDREW KURT ROSS — intra. 2. 4; band 2. 3; Studio Band 2; orch. 2; for. exch. 4-. Quiz Bowl 4 (Sergeant at Arms); Stu Fac Sen. 4; V-Teens 4; German Club 4 (pres); SADD 4. REBECCA SUE ROSS — pep club 2. 3; V- Teens 2-4; DECA 3. 4 ; Quest 3. 4. EMILY SACHS — swimming 2; intra. 2-4; for. exch. 2-4; dom. exch. 2. pep club 2, 3. ANDREW EUGENE SCHENCK — swimming 2-4 (capt. 4); track 2; for. exch. 2-4 (treas. 4); NHS 3. 4 (treas. 4); VALPO 2-4, Viking Press 4; Prince of Hearts, soccer 3. 4-. AQEO. KRISTINE ANNE SCOTT — intra. 4, NHS 3. 4; pep club 2-4, softball 2. 3. BRITT SHARP — Vikettes 3, 4, student aid 3. 4. BONNIE LYN SHOFFNER — Drama club 3, 4, for. exch. 4; NHS 4; YARC 3-. football man- ager 4, SADD 4. ANGELA CHRISTINE SHOOK — intra. 3. 4, VICA 4. KELLY S. SHORT — VICA 4. LAURA MARIE SHURR — basketball 2. 3, track 2. 4, Cross Country 2-4, FCA 3, intra. 3. 4; for. exch. 4; NHS 4. stu. counc. 4, Valenian 4, Quill and Scroll 4, pep club 4, YARC 3, softball 3. CAROLYN ANNE SIMSON ALICIA MICHELLE SKOLAK — intra. 3. 4, V Teens 4, DECA 3, OEA 4 (Vice Pres). JEFFREY SCOTT SOPKO MILLIE ANNE SORMOAZ — for. exch. 2, Viking Press 3? student aid 4. MICHAEL NEIL SPAGNA — wrestling 3. 4, intra. 2-4. DEANNE MARIE SPEJEWSKI — band 2-4. pep band 3, for. exch. 2, 3, Valenian 4, Vi- king Press 4; Quill and Scroll 4; pep club 2, 3, V-Teens 2-4 (Pres 4), stud, aide 4. RICHARD D. SPENCER — football 2. 3. MICHAEL DAVID SPERRY MARK P. STANCZAK — football 2, wrestling 2. 4. weight, club 2-4, intra. 3; jazz ensemble 4, choir 4. RODERICK ARTHUR STANDIFORD — wres- tling 2-4, intra. 3, stu. aide 2-4. NATALIE STEERE MARK DAVID STEPHENS — track 2. 3; intra. 2-4-. stud, aide 2-4. JENNIFER LEE STOOKSBURY — Vikettes 2-4 (squad leader 3, flag capt. 4); Stu Fac Sen. 4, YARC 3. 4 (Sec. Treas.), Explor. Teach. 4. YVETTE AIMEE STRAKA — intra. 2, stud, counc. 2. DIANE RENEE STRATTON RICHARD WILLIAM STROHL 142 Seniors SENIOR LAURA GEISS, a Y.F.U. student last summer, stands at the corner of her host family’s street in Seerhausen. Germany. 0 Z£A4l 4 The Experience Of A Lifetime. Letting your fingers do the walking is a simple way to order a pizza, but Valparaiso High School students were able to pick just as easily from the countries of the world by letting their fin- gers do the walking across the globe. Through the Youth for Un- derstanding, Y.F.U. , and Sports for Understanding , S.F.U., pro- grams these students traveled to such countries as France, Italy and Australia. The selection for these pro- grams began in late September when interested students and their parents attended an infor- mative meeting. In November the applicants were interviewed by a group of eight to 10 community members who sponsor F.E.C. This inter- view decided if the student was selected for the program. Y.F.U. arranged a family for the student to stay with. French speaking countries were harder to get into and required early ap- plication. They also helped ar- range transportation. Students who participated in S.F.U. had to apply through the Washington D.C. office. VHS students have participated in swimming, volley- ball, track and basketball. The S.F.U. program did not have as much family contact as Y.F.U. be- cause the students spent more time with the team. Most of the students who par- ticipated in the program enjoyed and learned from it. Senior Rick Chrustowski who stayed in France explained, " I gained knowledge of the language and of different people and how they think. I would go back today if I could.” F.E.C. sponsor Wes Maiers said that out of the 150 students VHS has sent abroad there have only been three or four negative ex- periences. — Kristin Meyer THE EIFFEL TOWER in Paris, France was a tourist attraction seen by many YFU and SFU students over the years. 143 Robbins-Strohl TITUS TA TEH TAN — tennis 2-4, FCA 4, intra 2, 3, (or. exch. 2-4, NHS 3, 4, quiz bowl 3. 4 (vice pres), VALPO 2, 3, stud, counc. 4, V-Teens 4, acad. dec. 4. KATE TANNER — track 3, cross coun. 3, orch. 2-4, All-State Orch. 2. 3, for. exch. 4, NHS 3. 4 WILLIAM MARTIN TAUCK — foot. 4, track 4, intra. 4. JOEL B. TAYLOR — Jr. Achiev. 2. LEANNE TERPSTRA BILL JOHN THOMPSON — intra. 2. 3, band 2-4, Jazz Ens. 3. 4, Studio Band 2, Pep Band 2-4, Orch. 2, for. exch. 2. 3. JAMES JOHN TOBEY JON PAUL TRAPP — weight, club 2, intra. 2-4, student aid 2-4. REBEKAH R. TRUEMPER — band 2. 3, for. exch. 2-4, NHS 4, V-Teens 2. CASSANDRA L. TUCKER — cheerleading 2- 4, intra. 4, pep club 2-4 (pres. 4), explor. teach. 4, SADD 3. 4 (sec.). JAMES ROBERT TUDOR — baseball 2-4, in- tra 2 4, Jr. Achiev. 2. VICA 4, DECA 3. ROBERT JOSEPH ULMAN — track 2, Sound light Crew 2-4, VICA 3. 4. NATALIE ANNE VANGEL — intra. 3. 4. for. exch. 2-4, V-Teens 2, 3. MICHAEL GERARD VAN SYOC VERONICA LYNN VAS — swimming 2-4 (Team Cap. 4), intra. 3. 4, dom. exch 4, NHS 3, 4, VALPO 3, Stu Fac Sen. 3. 4 Sec. 4), YARC 3. 4 (Pres. 4), Acad. Deca. 4. MARK ANTHONY VESELICA TODD PHILLIP WAGENBLAST JAMES B. WALLACE — baseball 2. GREGORY SCOTT WALLS LORI SUSAN WARDROP — symchr. swim 2, intra 2. 3, for. exch. 2-4, Viking Press 2, V- Teens 2. KRISTA L. WATSON — volleyball 2, FCA 2. 3, intra. 2-4, for. exch. 2, pep club 2-4, V- Teens 3. JEFFREY THOMAS WEHNER — ICT 4. SEAN STEWART WEIDEMAN — VICA 4. J.T. WELLS — basketball 2. 3, intra 2-4, stu- dent aid. 4. ANNE WENTZEl — intra. 4, for. exch. 4, ski club 4, foreign exchange student from Ger- many. JOHN THOMAS WESSEL — intra. 4, for. exch. 4, Latin club, 2. PATRICK JEFFREY WHALEN — golf. 2-4, in- tra. 2-4. KRISTI LEE WHITE LORI LYNN WHITE CLEMENT H. WHITLER — football 4, wres tling 3. 4, weigh, club 3. 4, VICA 3. 4. 144 Seniors DAVID ANDREW WICKERSHAM — football 2-4, wrestling 2-4, swim. 4i stu. fac. sen. 4i ex. teach. 4, wrestling club 4. MARY KATHERYNA WIENKE — OEA, 4. RANDAEL JAMES WILLIAMS JEFFREY ALAN WILLIAMSON — football 2. baseball 2-4i intra. 4. DAVID STEVEN WODRICH — diving 2-4, VICA 4. STEPEIANIE ANNE WOOD — basketball 2-4. volleyball 2-4i FCA 2-4i ECA president 4, NHS 4, Valenian 3 4. Viking Press 2-4, Quill and Scoll 3-4, softball 2-4. KATHERINE ANNE WOODRUFF — track 2- Si cross country 2i FAC 2-3i intra. 4, stu. counc. 3-4i pep club 2-4. CHRISTINE MARIE KATHRYN WOODS — basketball 2-4i FCA 3-4i for. exch. 2-3, soft- ball 2-4i softball manager 4. GERRY A. WRIGHT — intra. 4. jr. ach. 4. ROB WRIGHT SUSIE YATES — jr. ach. 4, DECA 3-4, DECA sec. 3, DECA v. pres. 4. MICHELLE LYNNE YODER — intra. 3, choir 3-4, pep club 3, ex. teach. 4. BILL R. YOUNG — wrestling 2-4, VICA 3-4. JONATHAN DAVID YOUNG — track 4, cross country 4, band 2-4, jazz ensemble 2- 4, pep band 2-4, all state orchestra 4, for. exch. 2, YARC 3, acad. decath. 4, national honors orchestra 4, world affairs seminar 4. DAVID KRAAY ZIEGERT — basketball 2, track 2-3, cross country 2-4, intra. 4, for. exch. 4, NHS 4. LORI ZWE1G In Memoriam ROBERT FARAHMAND — Football 2, 3 ( Intramurals 3. 145 Tan-Zweig 146 Juniors Aardema, Steve Abbott, Alane Abel. Dana Abel, Ja$on Acres. Teresa Adney. Jeff Ahlgrim. Kim Alexa, Dan Ambelang. Kimi Ambelang, Mark Amidei. Michael Anderson. Craig Badie. Daenen Balia, Christopher Bamesberger, Ainy Barber. Amy Barfell. Kenny Barone, Mike Bartelmo, Tom Bauer, James Behrman, Catherine Beiser, Stephen Benedict, Brian Benjamin. Debbie Bernardi, Caty Betjemann, Julia Bielich. Mary Bird, Patricia Blaney, Jerry Bodensteiner, Jill Bowen, Julie Bradley. Glenda Brandy. Allan Brewer. Paul Brickley, Chris Brooks, Nancy Brown, Mike Buis, Eric Burris. Stephanie Butler, Dennis Byvoets. Sean Campbell. Polly Carey, Rachel CarichoTf, Karen Carlos, Jewel Carmichael, James Carmona, Stacey Carroll. Marcie Castle. Scott Charon, Jin Jin Chester, Vicki Chilian. Dirk Choate, Laura Cleis, Melissa Clifford. Chad Clouse. Duane Cole, lynnea Collins, Clancy Collins, Mike Condie, Bruce Condon, Mark Cook, Michael Cornell, Tiffany Cornell, Becky Preparing For Change Many students start thinking about prom around March — who to go with, what to wear, where to eat, etc. Junior class officers pres. Larry Wright, vice-pres. Mike Barone, secretary Cory Pin- gatore, treasurer Andrew Griffin and their advisers Mara Fiegle- Hicks and Rhonda Yelton started thinking about prom long before March. Meeting once or twice a month, the officers and advisers planned a variety of fund-raising activities such as the annual ju- nior class car-wash, computer dating and sock-hops to help pay for the many expenses of prom, such as the music and decora- tions. According to Fiegle-Hicks, ap- proximately $4,500 was spent on prom. The junior class and the officers were responsible for raising the money through fund- raisers and collecting $5 junior class dues, and the price of prom tickets and guest passes. Instead of the VFIS gym, from 1986 on prom was to be held at the Porter County Expo center. The officers wanted to spend less money on decorations and put the money toward a buffet dinner, which would add an addi- tional $2-5 to the cost of the Prom ticket. According to Cory, being a class officer was a lot of fun, but it was also a lot of hard work. — Amy Davis JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS — From Row, Cory Pinagatore. sec., Andrew Griffin, treas. Back Row: Larry Wright, pres.; Mike Barone, v-pres. Crowder, Mikal Crowe. Jeff Cuppy, Jennifer Cuson. Elizabeth Cyzyk, Gail Czap, Chris Davenport, Kathy Defier. David DeMan, Dawn DeMick, Kris Dennis, Andrea Desarro, Candy Dimitri, Lisa Dingwall, Leslie Doelling. David Dold, David Doolittle. James Doughtery, Wanda Droege. Karla Ducat, Robert Ehlers, Roger Eichberger, David Eichmejer, Dan Eleftheriou, Lucy Elkins, Julie Elkins. Marlene Emerson, Robert Engel. Mindy Erspamer, Amy Etzler, Elizabeth Evanoff. Susan Fancher. Teresa 147 Aardema-Fancher A Musical Outlet For Students The locker of the average Val- paraiso High School student was plastered with pictures of rock groups from Prince to U2. While most teenagers were interested in listening to music, some VHS students channeled their love for music from the passive listener to the active performer. At VHS, there were three main student rock bands. The Happy Bunch, This Dream Alice, and Visions. Formed in 1984, Visions was the oldest band. Mike Moore, lead guitarist, said they sound " a little like the Cars and a little like Asia.” The band covered a wide variety of music from rock to ' 50s. They played at sock-hops, local bars, weddings, dances and in 1986 they played prom. Making up to $100 a weekend, Moore said, " It’s great making money for having fun.” This Dream Alice, formerly Control, was another student band formed in the fall of 1984. They played at the Popcorn Fes- tival, V.U., Ball State, and in Chi- cago. They played only their own songs and were interested more in their creative content. Ben Ut- ley, guitarist, said, " We’re not just playing guitars and making music, we’re doing something creative. Our music is like a men- tal connection, and I couldn’t play with anyone else.” They never played at VHS, and Utley says that people, " have a false impression that the band is de- pressing.” The newest band at VHS was the Happy Bunch. Formed quick- ly over the summer to play at a surprise party, this band played upbeat music, as their name im- plied. Some of their original songs were played on WVUR, the local college radio station, and the band performed at clubs and soc-hops. Andy Griffin, the band’s drummer, said " We share a lot more than most bands. We’re all friends and not just four guys playing, and even though we fight, all the bad times are overshadowed by playing out.” Being in a band, required a lot of work and dedication. Besides the fun of performing, there was also rehearsals, preparing for shows and recording. These were just some of the more diffi- cult aspects of having a band. There was alot more involved in making music than just turning on a switch and listening to it. — Kristin Meyer RICK ALLEN. PAUL Gold, and Mike Harting of Visions play at the Ameri- can Legion. THIS DREAM ALICE members Craig Anderson, Kelly Brandt, and Ben Utley performed at many various universities this year. PLAYING AT THE Valparaiso University Union are Happy Bunch members Mike Moore and Chad Clifford. Farnum, Victoria Ferngren, Billy Finlay. Melissa Fisk, Jim Fletcher, Anne Folke, Suzanne Frailey, Jodi Frame, Gregory Frank, Christine Freitag. Jason Frieske, Karen Fritts, Scott Frye, Daniel Gant. Kellie Garner. James Gerber. Doug Gericke, Justin Given, Elizabeth Gold, Paul Goodwin, Chad Goodwin, Tami Graham, Ronnie Griffin, Andrew Griffin, Nick Gross, Kristin Groves, Ken Fladley, Joe Flagerty. Jason Hall, Jennifer Hamacher, Dustin Hancock, Todd Hardebeck, Amy Harden. Rodny Hardick, Donna Hardin, Gerald Hartig, Mike Haugh, Lesley Henderson, Scott Henson, Krista Herrick, Karin Hines, Jack Hippner. Lisa Hobson. Roger Hofferth, Jessica Hofferth, Katie Hoftiezer. Amy Hollandsworth, Teresa Hrapek, John Huc k. Loren Hutton. Melissa latridis. Mary Jahr, Bruce Jankowski. Angela Jasnic. Jana Jones. Mark Jones. Paula Kalina. Christine Kaster, Michael Keller, Darrell Keller, Kaye Kenney. Loretta Kingery, Tammy Klinedinst, Danny Klinefelter. Michelle 149 Farnum-Klinefelter 150 Juniors Krayniak, Mike Kuchaes. Darin Kuehl, Charlene Kuehl. Laura Lagerstrom. Lara Lambert, Michelle Landsperger. Hugh Largura, Burton Larue, Eric Lawrence. Jeff Leffew, Jeff Lemon. Lance Lennex. Allison Liabsasi. Teri Long. Aaron Looft. Kimberly Macapagal, Mychel Mack, Kevin Macy, Randy Mahoney, Tammy Maiers, Martha Marcus, Mitch Martz. Joseph Martz, Stacey Masson, Scott Masters. Beth Mather, Mark Maupin, Marcia Maxey, Kevin McAleer, Tracey McAllister, Kathleen McDermott, Tom McDonald, Timothy McKuhen, Kelli McLinn, Tonia McMurtrey, Shelley McNeil, Kim McNulty. Paige McQuillan, Patrick Meyers, Craig Miller, Alison Miller. Carolyn Miller. Kevin Miller, Maria Miller, Tim Miller, Todd Mings. Deanna Mitchell, Colleen Knight, Gregory Knoerschild. Kerri Koetke, Jill Kolczak, Melanie Kolman, David Kopko, Nicholas Krall, Michelle Kramer, Kathryn Mitchell. Jeff Monroe, Shannon Moody, Elizabeth Morris, Matt Morrison, Bob Mueller. Amy Mulky, Mary Mullett, Julie Murphy, Daniel Murphy, Kelly Mutka, Karen Nay. Gerald Neal, Ann Newlin. Dan Newlin, Doug Nolan, Mickey Nuechterlein, John Nuest, Bonni Nusbauin, Cathy Oestreich, Julie O ' Kelly, Bryan Oiling, Stanley Osterhout, Jeff Page, Chris Paris, Brian Parker, Tammy Parks, Larry Patheja, Jaipal Patrick, Kelly Pavelka. Jerry Pedavoli, Jennifer Pence, Kimberly Pessmeg, Rhonda Peterson, Deana Petro, Maureen Peuquet, Kristin Phillis, Anne Phipps, Mike Pikula, Troy Pilz, Stephen Pingatore. Corinne Pishkur, John Pittman, Tammy Poff, Corealee Polizotto, Brett Porter, Robert Pullins, Clayton Randall, Brad Rans, Peter Razus, Yvonne Reshkin, William Rezabek, Jay Reynolds, Kimberly Rice, Dan Risk, Michelle Roberts, Susan Robinson, Daniel Robinson, Denise Ronco, Jeff Rupnow, Mark Rushnok, Rebecca Sanford. Amy Sarafin, Chris Satterlee, Anne Scime. Mark Scott, Tom Schroeder, Jim Schultz, Tricia Schwartz, Stacy Sensenbaugh, Jeffrey Searles, Prudence Seroczynski, Chris 151 Knight-Seroczynski Seward. Jennifer Sherrick, Sherry Shields. Ivy Shinall, Robert Shook, Julie Shurte. Amy Sier. Lori Simpkins. Melissa Sinclair. Lynne Sirovica, Mark Sisson, Melissa Skrivan, Chris Smaroff, Desiree Smith. Jill Smtih. Michelle Smith. Tricia Soliday, Paul Sorenson. M Spencer, Daniel ' Stanley. Kimberly Staresina, Patrick Steider, John Stevenson, Robert Stinnett. Rhonda Stonebaker, Stacey Stout. Shawn Stowers, Kelli Stratton. Paul Sundwall, M Susdorf, Jody Sutte. M Svetch J Szymanski, Mike Tan, Timothy Tapp, John Taylor, Jackie Thomas, Leanne Timmons. Pamela Triseik, George Triseik, Ray Troelsen, Andrew Troman, Mike Truitt, Bryan Truong. Huong Tucker, Jeff Ulm, Janet Vanderwijst. Angela Varela, Linda Veenstra. George Vendl, Kristi Versteeg, Elizabeth Vinton, Kellie Volk, Ted Waisanen, Bryan Walker, Charles Walsh, John 152 Juniors An Underground World Of Grafitti Two students who will remain anonymous were hypothetically walking down the hall, under the pretense of retreiving some homework. While passing the door leading to the basement storage area known to most as the tunnel, they noticed it was suspiciously ajar. Taking advan- tage of the gross breach of school security, they peeked in. Then, as if possessed by some unknown force, they ran wildly down the tunnel with an insane desire to express their creativ- ity. Amazingly enough, they dis- covered cans of spraypaint in their grasps. As the paint emerged in a fine stream, their names were enshrined as a per- manent part of VHS folklore. Although the actual purpose of the tunnel was to store excess desks and old dance props, stu- dents gave it a new usefulness. Names and sayings on the wall have annually increased since the school was built. The tunnel became as some students say, " the voice of the student body.” The administration disagreed and wished that students would discontinue the practice which had become a tradition. So although the doors re- mained locked, students still managed to find their way down and leave some part of them- selves in the basement for future classes to ponder. — Kristin Meyer NAMES OF V.H.S. students, past and present, adorn the walls of " The Tunnel. " Ward, Robbie Weeks, Tish Welsh. Daniel Whalls, Tammy Wheele, Karen Wheeler, Kristin White, Aintee White, Julie Whitler. Cheri Wienke. Denise Wilgus. Shelly Will, Shawn Willis. Jason Wittiinger, Katie Wojcik, Jennifer Wolfe. Joshua Wood. Carla Wright. Larry Yackley, Angela Yates. Melinda Yelkovac. Pete Young, Stephen Zierz, Heidi Zimmerman, Kelly Zimmerman. Tom Zulich. Troy Zweig. Philip 153 Seward-Zweig 154 Sophomores Adkins. Barbara Jo Agnew, Todd Ailes, Kristin Alexander. Kenneth Alexander. Shannon Alexander. Sharon Allen. Kimberly Anderson. Shelby Andrews. Sarah Andrick, Donna Anselm. Jeffrey Antommaria. Angela Armstrong. Scott Arnold, James Atha, Kris Atkinson. Cheryl Baldwin. Melissa Baker. Amy Baker. David Barker, Jeff Barker. Jennifer Barnes. Robert Bartlett, Vince Beach. Jeffery Bean. Michael Beeg. Erica Bell, Laurie Benke. Bryan Bennett, Jill Berner, Wendy Beveridge. Ted Bihlman, Scott Blake, Michael Bland. Erin Boguslawski, Ann Bolde. Mark Betz. Pamela Bonjean, Jennifer Borchertmeyer, John Bottos. Audrey Bottos. Michael Bowlby. Angela Brady. Kathleen Brennan. Karen Bretzinger. Brian Brletich. Karen Brobeck, Kathleen Brobeck. Micheal Brown. Catherine Brown. William Bruder. Lori Bryant, Jennifer Bubik. Mellissa Bucher. Michael Buchmeier, Matt Buck, Carrie Burk, Lori Campbell, Kelly Campbell. Scott Carlson, Tara Carmicheal. Jeffrey Carrell, Daniel Carter. Jean Carter, Tammy Ready For Progress Representing a class of ap- proximately 450 students is a big responsibility, and pres. Matt Krysinski, vice pres. Trish Land- strom, sec. Stacey Gengo, and treas. Kim Sovich take the job se- riously. " Being a class officer means a lot to me. I feel like whatever I do reflects on my class. I try to re- present my class and school in every way 1 can. 1 know that my experience as the president of the sophomore class will help me greatly in the future, and I’m very thankful to the council and the school for that,” said Matt. According to Trish, the soph, officers main job is moral support for the upperclassmen officers. The soph, officers thought of several ideas which were put to work in various junior and senior activities. " The only big thing (we did) was the Christmas dance,” she added. Meeting twice a month with their advisor Todd Bennethum, the officers discussed ideas for student, faculty, and community relations. Headed by senior coun- cil members, these committees worked on various projects to help in the relationships between VHS students and faculty, and among members of the communi- ty. At least three ideas were sug- gested at each meeting, and one w as put to work each month. Some of the projects were the Lock-in and the Valentines Day hearts that decorated the stu- dent commons and teachers lounge. — Amy Davis SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS — Front Row; Stacey Gengo. sec.; Kim Sovich. treas. Back Row; Matt Krysinski. pres.-, Trish Landstrom. vice pres. Cartwright, Tony Casbon, Carrissa Casbon, Jason Casbon. Kristin Casto. Carole Cavanaugh. Brad Clark, Jamie Claussen. John Cleaveland. Darin Cline. Jonathan Coates, Stacy Colby. Lynn Cole, Christopher Cole, James Cole, Laura Collins, Kristine Condie, Lara Crawford, Kathleen Crownover, Melissa Curts, Jennifer Czap, Stacie Dahlgren, Andrew Davidson, Robert Daxe, Jeffrey Dennington, Jeffrey Dennis, Holly Derucki, Jason Deuberry, Julie Doelling. Amy Domer, Jennifer Doolittle, Cole 155 Adkins-Doolittle Learning It ' s A Fact Of Life After a typical day at Valpar- aiso High School, Joe student comes home and decides to start on some of his homework. Unfor- tunately this is one of those nights he has homework in every class. Nonetheless, Joe student de- cides to work in order of his classes. He goes to his room, sits at his desk and begins reading the assignment. Shortley after he starts his seat becomes hard and uncomfortable, so he decides to try lying down where he might be able to read better. Lying down is more comfort- able which makes the reading even harder. Joe student begins to feel drowsy, so he walks over to the stereo and puts on his lou- dest record. He succeeds in stay- ing awake but is soon engrossed in his music and losses interest in his homework. It’s definitely time for a break. Joe student goes downstairs and realizes he has some time before dinner he grabs a snack. He heads back to his room, slightly envigorated. With the music still on he fin- ishes part of his homework be- fore his mom calls him for din- nerd. He finishes dinner and goes back to his room to finish his homework. After a while Joe student goes downstairs to get a drink and passes the television set. The " Cosby Show ” is on. He tells him- self he’ll only watch until the next commercial, but at the end of the commercial he’s still there. The show ends and he forces himself to go back to studying. But first he’ll call his girlfriend. After an hour he’s back to studying on his bed. Even with the music on the words are hyp- notic and he looses concentra- tion. It’s no use-, sleep takes over. The rest of the chapter will have to be learned by osmosis. He falls asleep with his homework half finished. Marilyn Burton GETTING TO SCHOOL early gives Dawn Fitzer a chance to sit at her locker and finish her homework. DURING STUDY HALL Eric Lawrance goes to the library to sit in a comfort- able chair to study. STACEY CARMONA FINISHES her homework while Stepanie Burns gets her books before the bell rings. 156 Sophomores Doolittle, Cole Dorris, Sharon Dres, Gus Dufallo, Mark Dygert. Jeffrey Eberhardt, Lori Edington. Edward Ehlers, Lucille Eichberger, Christa Eichhorn. Melinda Elefheriou. Effie Ellsworth, Scott Emshwiller, Michael Engel, Jeffrey Epple. Lisa Erdelac, Dana Esslinger, Christine Evans. Eric Evans, Marcia Evans, Sarah Evans, Stacey Eauser. Diana Fayard, Michelle Federman, Allen Ferguson, Troy Fetla, Kenneth Fiegle, Thomas Fierst, Heather Fischer. Bret Fischer, jarah Fisher, Mark Fitzpatrick. William Fletcher, Julie Flynn, Elizabeth Forker. Erin Forsythe. Scott Fortune, Corey Foster. Joe Frangis, Angela Frey, Carl Frobish, Karen Fuller, Janet Gamblin. Karen Gast, Steven Gear, Curtis Geer, Camie Gengo, Stacey Gerzmea, Joe Gill, Debbie Gilliam, Jeffery Goldstein. Mark Gorski, Magdaline Gotl, Kimberly Grabowski, Bernard Graham. Jody Gray. Tonya Gray, William Groark, April Gross. Sherri Grote, Micheal Hagstrom. Joanna Hamacher. Marc Hamilton, Calvin Hamilton, Christine 157 Dorris-Harbison Harper, Jesse Harrington. Matthew Hartwig. Kristin Hathaway. Michael Haughton. Cynthia Heath. Jeff Hebert, Tom Heinold, Melinda Heize. Edward Henderson, Jennifer Hendrickson. Tammy Henriques, Steph Hensel, Tina Herma, Jacqueline Herma. John Hernandez, Robert Herring. Chad Hersemann, Susan Higbie. Jennifer Highlan, Jodi Highland, Laura Hilzley, John Hofferth. Elizabeth Homan. Lori Hood. Jeff Horsley, Clarke Horton. Jodi Horton, John Howard. Jennifer Howe, Shannon Hughes, Kevin Huntton, Anthony Hoskins, Laura Huttinger, Jeffrey llgenfritz. Jody Janowski, James Jeselskis. Thomas Jewell, Jason Johann, Andrew Johnson, James Johnson, Laura Johnson, Sara Johnson. Steven Johnson, Tricia Jones, Belinda Jones, Colleen Jones, Dannielle Jones. Kevin Jordan, Lori Justak, Todd Kellogg, Heidi Kelly, David Kelly, Scott Kerley, Ann Kickbush, Katrina Kim. Jeanne King. Anthony Kinsey, Heather Kirk. Susan Klemz, Douglas Klett. Heidi Klinedinst, Todd Krayniak, Michelle Kroeger, Paul 158 Sophomores Krysinski, Matthew Kovalick, Kurt Kugler, Janice Kush, Matthew Lackey, Jody Landsperger, Nicky Landstrom, Tricia Langer, Stephanie Langley, Barry Largura. Susanne Lanier, Penny LaRue, Daniele Law, Joanna Lawrence, Rob Leach, Donna Leetz, Mark Leib, Wendy Letnich, Anthony Leverich. Laura L everitt, Traci Lewis. Jeffrey Litzkow, Julianne Looft. Gretchen Maack. Jason MacLennan. Sara Madden, Stacey Magnetti, Robert Maiers, Lora Mallett, Heather Mannell, Stephanie Manning, Thomas Marimon, Jill Marshall, Anne Massa, Melissa Martin, Meghan Matthews, Cindy McBride, Kelley McCuddy. Sherri McDermott. Kellie McGill. Shelley McLane, Frederick McLean. Lisa McMillan, Brian McQuillan, Ellen Meeker, Jamie Melton. Frank Meyers. Tammy Miller, Christopher Miller, David Miller. Teri Mitol, Jennifer Monroney, John Mooney. Jacqueline Mooney, Kristen Moore, Jeffrey Morgan, Carl Mueller. Steven Mutka, Sarah Nagel, Heidi Newlin, John Newsom. Scott Norris, Jennifer Nover. Brett Oestreich, Michelle 159 Krysinski-Oestreich Qp+ ctnU ' „. Students Thrive On Live People are crammed together, shoulder to shoulder, the heat is stifling, the noise defeaning and the tension almost unbearable. Suddenly, the lights go off the crowd roars, and out of the dark- ness the music begins. Although to some people this does not sound pleasant, many VHS stu- dents wait in lines, travel long distances and spend a great deal of money to go to concerts. The average high school stu- dents spends a large amount of time listening to music with ra- dios, movies, and TV bombarding us, music was almost unavoid- able. Because of Valpo’s location near Chicago, students attended more concerts than less fortu- nate high school students. Some people, especially parents, ques- tion the purpose of spending up to $40 on a ticket, T-shirt and transportation to hear music they could listen to at home. But as senior Kate Douglas said, " The music has more emotion live and it seems like they’re singing to you and not to millions of other people.” Groups as diverse as the Alar m and ZZ Top performed in the area this year, and although peo- ple may have disagreed on the type of music which is best, al- most everyone agreed that going to concerts was, " A bash.” — Kristin Meyer JUNIOR ANDY GRIFFIN wears a T -shirt from a concert well-attended by VHS students. U2 ' s two shows in the Chicago area at the Aragon ballroom and the UIC Pavillion were big events for students. THE HOLIDAY STAR Theatre in Merrillville is a spot to see acts on their way to the big time. It was also a good way for students to see concerts if their parents hated to see them drive into Chicago. WHILE DRAWING A layout in Valenian class, junior Karen Mutka shows off a T-shirt from an O.M.D. concert at Cabaret Metro in Chicago. Small clubs, like the Metro were popular places to see shows. 160 Juniors 161 Owens-Seramur Owens, Monica Parker. Christopher Parker, Dwayne Parker, Dwight Parker. John Patrick, Charles Patrick, Melissa Pawlak, Sherri Perez, Scott Periolet, Catherine Perrine, David Perrow, Leslie Petcu. Lee Peters, Deanna Peters, William Peterson, Deborah Phillips, Marla Philips, Shawn Phipps. Michele Pierce, David Pitt, Julie Pizzuti, Valerie Poff, Leanne Polarek, Robert Pomeroy, Eric Pomianoski, Lisa Porsch, Christopher Potrebic, Ron Poulos, Steve Prassas, Peter Pressel, Cindee Prosser, Catherine Prucinsky, Matthew Ramirez, Angie Raymond. David Redick. Jaben Reggie, Peter Reinert, Todd Reno. Kelly Rettinger, Philip Ronda, leanne Rozdilsky, Raul Ruble, Marla Rusnak, Stephen Ryan. Penelope Schmitt. Cynthia Schneegas. Angela Scholl, Andrew Reynolds, Wes Richards, Robert Richeson. Renee Riley, Steven Risk. Robert Robertson. Dawn Robertson. Norman Rogers, Richard Scholl. Todd Schultz, Barbara Schultz. Robert Schumate. Irene Schwab. Mark Scott. Karen Seeley, Marc Seramur, Dennis 162 Sophomores Seroczynski, Kelly Serrano, Edward Shilander, Robert Short. Billy Shurr, Barbara Shurr. Susan Sier, Rani Silhavy, Thomas Van Dam, Robert Van Denburgh, Becky Vanderwijst. Kim Vandy, Eric Vaughn, Richard Ventura, Paul Vernich, Dean Vernich, Denise Volk, Brian Wagenblast. Laurie Wainman. Paul Walesh. Jill Walker, Mark Wall. David Wall. Dianna Wall. Hugh Simpkins. Tina Slease, Heather Small. Thomas Smaroff, Duke Smith. Curtis Smith, Hugh Smith, Michael Snider, Stephanie Snyder, Janean Snyder. Leesa Sovich, Kathy Sovich. Kimberly Speckhard, Peter Standiford. Cynthia Stanier, Jennifer Stephens. Theresa St. Jacques. Dawn Stout, Jennifer Stover, Dawn Strikwerda, Rob Sullivan, Brian Sullivan. Dennis Sullwold, Gregory Swisher, Kenya Tanner, Amy Taylor. Glenn Taylor, Kenard Telschow. Jason Thayer, Tanya Thiry, Allison Tobey, Rebecca Tolan, Ann Trost. Thomas Tsoutsouris, Wolfgang Ulanowicz. Karen Underwood, Lori Urbanzyk, Sheila Utterback, Matthew Vaca, Daniel Valpatic. Brian M L M - “One Of Those Days " It was Murphy who said, " If anything can go wrong, it will.” And as all humans know, truer words were never spoken. To err is human, but it seems that computers have also been granted that divine right. Many things at VHS are run by comput- ers, including the hallway lights. Somehow the lights manage to stay on most of the hour and then turn off the moment class is dismissed-, making it nearly im- possible to work the combination locks on the lockers, or to re- trieve a lost item in the back of a locker. The clocks at VHS have most students and faculty totally con- fused. It has been possible for a student to leave AIOI at 10:28, struggle with his locker combina- tion several times, search for a pen with ink that is still liquid, find a bathroom stall with more than one sheet of toilet tissue in it, and still manage to arrive in room C227 at 10:27. So much for the accuracy of Viking Time. School scale. Two words dreaded by every student. Most students would agree that it is frustrating to receive an 83%, C, from a teacher using school scale and an 82% B- from a teacher who uses the straight scale. High school is a time for teen- agers to come to terms with many things, including the fact that Murphy’s Law rules the world. — Amy Davis BILL " DOC " BOYLE creates his own version of Viking Time to add to the confusion. Wallace. Julie Walls, Doug Warrenburg. Barry Watson, William Weigus. Erin Weiler, Jerome Wells. Cynthia West. Shayne West, Victoria White. Michele Williams. Jennifer Williams, Shawn Williams. Stephen Williams, Theresa Woodruff, Patrick Woods. Jon Woodyard, Melody Worden, Carole Worline. Floyd Wright, Jennifer Wright. Kathleen Wright, Kimberly Williams, Michael Yates. Christine Young, Todd Yuriga, Valerie Zackiewicz, Richard Zoladz. Traci 163 Ser-Zoladz DR. DAVID BESS is busy at work with one of his many administrative duties as the new principal. ALONG WITH HIS duties as assistant princi- pal. Robert Sutton keeps his schedule filled as student activities director. ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL BOB Sutton super- vises activities at the V.H.S. pool during the Student Council S. A. D.D. lock-in. SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. R. James Risk had a heavy workload in 1986 as he final- ized the planning behind moving the fresh- men to the high school and the changes in the middle schools. 164 Administration Dr. David Bess: Principal Valparaiso High School’s newest recruit. Dr. David Bess, took on the role of manager i.e. principal in 1986. VHS already had a winning record, so Bess’ immediate goal was to ana- lyze the current situation at the school and see where it could be made better. " There’s always room for im- provement,” cited Dr. Bess. In order to get a feel for what was going on, Bess spent a great deal of time interacting with students in the hallways and at extracurricular activities. Another advantage of getting out of the office and onto the field was the opportunity to appreciate the good things going on at VHS after dealing with the school’s day to day problems. Bess realized without taking time to notice the good things, he could be easily overwhelmed by the bad and become suspicious of the stu- dents. " I like to give everyone the bene- fit of the doubt,” explained Bess. Acting as a catalyst was another of Bess’ many duties. Although the various departments did the actual revising of their programs, they were often initiated by the princi- pal. However, it was made very clear that he was open to the opin- ions of teachers and students alike. Valparaiso was everything Bess expected it to be. With the commu- nity ' s support and the general strive toward excellence, VHS would con- tinue to be a " shining star” under the supervision of Principal Dr. Da- vid Bess. — Elise Daxe and Laura Shurr C.J. DOANE. assistant principal, also takes care of disciplinary action for the under- classmen. SCHOOL BOARD — FRONT row : Mary Moore, Arnold Brown. Dr. Robert Koenig. Back row, Joseph Black. Robert Malakowski. GARTH JOHNSON takes over the job of as- sistant superintendent in his first year of retirement as principal. 165 Administration 166 Teaching Alternatives Were Surprisingly Different From Teaching Although most of the teachers at VHS enjoy their current pro- fession, many of them have en- tertained thoughts of different careers at one time or another. This ficticious commentary is based on teacher’s responses about what could have been . . . Full count. Charles Geiss winds up in preparation to pitch his awesome fastball. He glares into the batter’s eyes as he hurls the rawhide covered cork across the plate. Strike three, batter’s out. Charles Stanier jumps up to cheer as his favorite team wins the game. Although Stanier en- joys eyeing fastballs at the base- ball diamond, he’d rather eye women from atop the horses at his dude ranch in Colorado. Far from Colorado, in Lebanon, Sidney Reggie mounts not a horse, but a camel. The Lebanese camel driver will take you on a trip for a small fee. Back in the states, not riding animals, but caring for them is Dr. John Cook, veterinarian. Al- though he runs a general prac- tice, his speciality is pig care. Much to the despair of animal lover Dr. Cook, Hunter Todd Ben- nethum makes his living shooting Caribou and fishing in the Hima- layas. Kurt Anderson also shoots as a profession, but not at animals. He shoots photographs for TIME- LIFE Magazine. He shoots mo- dels like Marcia Arnold. She first appeared on the cover of the May 1985 swimsuit issue. In reality, however, these char- acters are employed as teachers at VHS and are enjoying their jobs. — Elise Daxe and Laura Shurr 7 Also A Part Of The Human Race teach er (tee char) n. (student definition): 1. one who stands before a group of listless students, at- tempting to convey informa- tion that is pertinent to every- day life. 2. One who lives, eats, sleeps and drinks education daily. Contrary to popular belief teachers did get just as excited when school was called off for a snow day, as students did. As teachers, they feel that they must uphold their reputations by showing no emotion when, out- side their windows, a tremen- dous blizzard is threatening to shorten the school day, while on the inside they are just as anx- ious as pupils to break the mono- tony of the long school year. Staff members at VHS could frequently be seen on spirit days participating in the same off-the- wall antics as the students did. They enjoyed stepping down from the authoritative positions to have a little fun and to get closer to their students. Vice Principal Robert Sutton said most of the non-faculty staff members show a lot of spirit also. Few students realized that the school was really being run by the " Blues Brothers” until the week of the state football game when numerous staff members came to school sporting gangster hats and dark sunglasses. In recent years the faculty has planned a talent show for staff and faculty members and their spouses only, proof that teachers do have a social life. There were two acts which stood out for most. The first was a performance by Principal Dr. David Bess and Sutton called " Dancing Water.” " All I can say is that there was dancing and there was water flying everywhere,” laughed Sut- ton. He also said that although the performance may not have been expected from the two sometimes ' you just have to let your hair down.” — Elise Daxe SUPERVISING THE ANNUAL FCA Chili Supper is club spon- sor Dale Ciciora. Ciciora also served as the girls ' head bas- ketball coach-, however, he opt- ed to retire after his 30th sea- son. SPIRITED FACULTY MEMBERS dress as " Blues Brothers” in preparation for the boys’ state football game. 168 Faculty Sally Altes Kurt Anderson John Angus Marcia Arnold Ben Austin Cheryl Bagnall Anne Baker Nancy Bender Todd Bennethum Janice Bergeson Elaine Bever Charles Bird Liz Brown William Boyle Robert Cain Donna Calzacorto Katherine Clark Zane Cole Dawn Collins Skip Collins Judy Commers John Cook Lorie Cook Terry Cox Don Dick Glen Ellis Lisa Engen Mara Fiegle-Hicks Debbie Fray Alice Gambel Charles Geiss Dean Gerber Dale Gott Vella Greco-Anderson Nancy Grieger Jerry Flager Elizabeth Hall Carolyn Hardebeck Jean Heckman Jack Hildreth ALTES, Sally- Spanish, ANDERSON, Kurt: art: photography. ANGUS, John: industrial vocational dept.; VICA sponsor. ARNOLD, Marcia: Spanish; student faculty senate; FEC sponsor. AUSTIN, Ben: science dept, chairperson: student faculty senate; quiz bowl sponsor-. IPS. BAGNALL, Cheryl: home economics chairperson. BAKER, Anne: sociology; economics; parent-faculty steering committee. BENDER, Nancy: social studies dept, chairperson; domestic exchange; faculty advisory committee; girls ' golf coach. BENNETHUM. Todd: science-, student council sponsor; student faculty senate sponsor; girls; softball coach. BERGESON, Janice: science, parent-faculty advisory committee-, NHS committee; academic decathalon coach. BEVER, Elaine: guidance counselor. BIRD, Charles: English; boy ' s swimming coach. BROWN, Liz: media specialist. BOYLE, William: science-, intramural football and basketball director. CAIN, Robert: art-. Boys’ golf coach. CALZACORTO. Donna: business. CLARK, Katherine: English; VALPO chairperson; parent-teacher advisory committee, COLE, Zane: industrial vocational dept, chairperson; ICT-VICA sponsor; JV baseball coach. COLLINS, Dawn: PVE dept.; YARC sponsor. COLLINS. Skip: English; boys ' varsity basketball coach. COMMERS, Judy: business; DECA advisor. COOK. John: physical education, wrestling coach; ass ' t football coach. COOK, Lorie; Physical education-, girls ' gymnastics coach. COX. Terry; social studies; ass ' t football coach. DICK, Don: guidance director-, faculty advisory committee; parent-teacher advisory committee. ELLIS, Glen: math dept, chairperson; independent study committee; NHS comnmittee; faculty advisory committee. ENGEN, Lisa: French. FIEGLE-HICKS, Mara: math; junior class sponsor. FRAY, Debbie: German; ass ' t track coach; parent-teacher advisory committee. GAMBEL, Alice: speech and theatre; drama club sponsor; Thespian sponsor-, intramural skiing sponsor. GEISS. Charles: foreign language dept, chairperson ass ' t baseball coach. GERBER, Dean: learning center director; VALPO commiteee; NHS commit- tee. GOTT, Dale; math; physical education; JV football coach; intramural tennis director. GRECO, Vella: business dept, chairperson; domestic exchange sponsor. GRIEGER, Nancy: physical education: ass’t girls ' track coach. HAGER, Jerry: PVE dept chairperson. HALL, Elizabeth: English; V-Teens sponsor. HARDEBECK, Carolyn: French. HECKMAN, Jean: English, NHS sponsor; student faculty senate. HILDRETH, Jack: guidance counselor. 169 Faculty Lenore Hoffman Mark Hoffman Frank Horvath Greg Jones David Kenning Mark Knauff Ruth Laube Lance Leach Judith Lebryk Brenda Lott Patricia Mack Joan Mahoney Wesley Maiers Cynthia Manilardi Janies McMichael Jean Miller Martin Miller Robert Miller Richard Mitchell Diane Moryl Patrick Murphy George Nash Lance Nolting John Pinkerton Daniel Pritchett Robert Punter A.T. Rasmussen Sidney Reggie Lewis Rhinehart Don Scott Cynthia Stalbaum Charles Stanier Mary Kay Stephan Nancy Walsh Ruth Williamson Rhonda Yelton Cheryl Younger Susan Zulich HOFFMAN, Lenore: English. HOFFMAN, Marks health and safetys substance abuses head football coachs ass ' t track coachs intramural directors SADD sponsors weightligting clubs parent-teacher advisory committee. HORVATH, Frank: industrial artSs VICA sponsor. JONES. Greg: English: Valenian Viking Press advisers journalisms Quill and Scroll sponsor: speech team sponsor. KENNING. David: electronics: ass ' t girls’ basketball coach: VICA sponsor. KNAUFF, Mark: maths business girls ' volleyball coach: ass ' t track coach. LAUBE. Ruth: typing. LEACH. Lance: business. LEBRYK. Judith: English dept, chairperson: NHS sponsor: faculty advisory committees VALPO committee: independent programming study. LOTT. Brendas psychology: sociology: FEC sponsor ■. independent programming study. MACK. Patricia: maths parent-teacher advisory committee. MAHONEY. Joan: Spanish: cheerleading sponsor. MAIERS. Wesley: math: FEC sponsor. MANLARDI. Cynthia: special education. MCMICHAEL. James: guidance counselor: parent-teacher advisory committee. MILLER, Jean: Latins English, Latin club: IPS committee. MILLER. Martin: social studies: student faculty senate: NHS committee. MILLER, Robert: director of band and orchestra: faculty advisory committee. MITCHELL, Richard: math: ass ' t football coach. MORYL. Diane: English. MURPHY, Patrick: social studies: varsity baseball coachs ass’t football coach. NASH. George: commercial food service: food service director: intrmural skiing sponsor. NOLTING, Lance: industrial arts; JV tennis coach. PINKERTON, John: English; student faculty senate. PRITCHETT, Daniel; band; math; jazz ensemble: marching band and studio band director. PUNTER, Robert: math: JV boys ' basketball coach. RASMUSSEN, A.T.: science, cross country coach: track and field coach: FCA sponsor. REGGIE. Sidney: American foreign policy. RHINEHART. Lewis: German-, sophomore basketball coach. SCOTT, Don: math. STALBAUM, Cynthia: business: OEA sponsor. STANIE R, Charles: social studies. STEPHAN. Mary Kay; home economics. WALSH, Nancy: physical education dept, chairperson, girls athletic director, faculty advisory committee. WILLIAMSON, Ruth: business; foreign travel committees independent study committee. YELTON, Rhonda: maths junior class sponsor-, parent-teacher advisory committee. YOUNGER, Cheryl: science-, JV girls’ tennis coach. ZULICH, Susan: paraprofessional for learning disabled. NOT PICTURED: BUTT, Bernard: choral, carolers swing choir. CICIORA, Dale: social studies: girls’ varsity basketball coach-, FCA sponsor. EHRENBERG, Mary: English; speech; speech team sponsor-, student faculty senate-, parent-teacher advisory committee. HILDRETH, Doris: health sciences; school nurse-, VICA sponsor. 170 Faculty KjJjdL Im+4, Students And Faculty Aim To Improve Student Council realized a need to improve faculty and stu- dent relations this year. To aid in fulfilling this need, the Student- Faculty Relations Committee was formed. Chaired by Mike Neis, the committee met once a month on Thursday mornings be- fore school. After a slow start, the commit- tee finally got on its feet in the spring with an Easter project. Al- though janitors do most of the dirty work around the school, the Student Faculty committee no- ticed the janitors only got a small amount of recognition and thanks for their efforts. The committee decided that it was time for the appreciation of the students to be shown. Easter bas- kets were put together by the students and distributed among the janitorial staff. " We felt that the janitors of our school were really doing a super job for us and it was time to let them know we’ve appreci- ated it,” stated Neis. ' Tve been in other schools that are really dirty,” added one sen- ior, " but ours never is. They sweep the halls between every hour.” Although the committee would have liked to accomplish more this year, the Easter baskets pro- vided a good starting point for the future of the committee and its main goal: To improve rela- tionships between the faculty and the student body. — Laura Shurr BILL " DOC” BOYLE laughs as he helps a student during the annual physics bridge building contest. AT A MEETING of the student-fac- ulty senate, Bob Sutton sits on Mark Kleehammer’s lap as he works to improve student-teacher relations. 171 Faculty IN A FIT of laughter, main of- fice secretary Pat Hlgbie an- swers one of the many daily phone calls to V.H.S. y p t Chc4v H(io’ For Supplies, Scissors, Etc . . . " Go ask the secretaries for some scissors.” " Where can I find some tape? Oh, I know! i’ll ask the secre- taries.” Although most people count on the secretaries for little odds and ends they have many other important tasks that keep the school functioning. For example, they spend many hours typing and keeping files in order. They take care of all phone calls and keep track of the administrator’s appointments. Even though they take care of these and many other jobs, they still have time to aid the students with many " trivial” problems. In the guidance office, one can get help with finding out what cer- tain colleges have to offer. Shar- on Nuppnau in the career center is also very helpful when trying to decide upon colleges. Students could fill out a form telling the preferences they had about col- lege. Nuppnau enters the infor- mation into a central computer and the output is a list of all the colleges that meet the given re- quirements. Along with helping the admin- istrators and the students with various tasks, the secretaries also keep staff morale up with decorations according to the seasons. Some examples of these decorations are paper easter eggs over Easter, jack o’ lanterns in October, and leprechans on March 17. These decorations break the monotony of everyday work. A special personality is needed to be a high school secretary. High school secretaries must be able to deal with students on an everyday basis along with han- dling the pressures of their jobs. " I enjoy helping the students. It’s one of the brighter aspects of my job,” noted registrar Edie Gee. " The students are what makes the job interesting,” added Gre- tel Bondi, aide. — Laura Shurr CAFETERIA WORKERS — Front row. Fern Lowe, Ann Abraham. Ruth Wilson. Joan Stombaugh, Lillian Swickard. Lois Bruder. Wilma Luther. Asst. Food Service Director, Betty Nichols, Dawn Douglas, Pat Forsythe. Nancy Vice. Audrey Hartman. Back row. Chris Tichy. Georgia Prowant. Vivian Breen, Nancy Ritchea, Troyanne Libassi, Marion Osterhout. June Herr. Vivian Ludington. June Buck. Mary llgenfritz, Marsha Kobe. Jan St. Germain. 172 Secretaries Staff LUNCH AIDES SHOW their school spirit by dressing up for Halloween Patricia Benton Gretel Bondi Rosemary Butt Sharon Gott Judy Hawes Leah Henriques Pat Higbie Alice Krueger Sharon Nuppnau Susan Peloso Alice Scheffer Marge Sorenson Rachel West 173 Secretaries Staff Marylou Retton plugged everything from batteries to fast food. Michael Jordan became synonomous with Nike’s Air Jordan’s. During NFL football games, the beer commercials numbered in the thousands. Inevitably, all those commercials got a bit tiresome after a while, but when Mean Joe Green threw his jersey to the little boy in exchange for a Coke, it seemed at least tolerable. Athletes and advertising worked together for mutual benefits and everyone felt good about the outcome. In the same way, Valpar- aiso High School and the community complemented each other. With so many students earning and spending money at busin- esses from downtown to the Seat, constant interac- tion occurred. Students even became spokespeople when the common refrain of " Where did you get that? I must have one” was heard in the bathroom. Just like athletes, we were paralyzed without Fan Support. Our fans, the Valpo community, derived amusement from hearing about our prowess on the athletic fields and our successes in academic challenges. They supported us by making Valpo a com- munity where public education stood a chance at success. We held up our end of the deal with our purchasing power. Dreams became reality when we had money from jobs or healthy allowances. After all, Hollywood spent millions making movies they thought could bring in our entertainment dollars, and when we weren’t spending our own money, we were spending our parents’, or at least influencing where they spent it. We had come a long way from the days of staring longingly at the toy pages of the Sears catalog. Give a teenager some cash, and IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME. — Gina Fattore Q VALPARAISO I OcoCo „ Beat S II LAFAY i T nOOfts n VP I SAGE k THE tTHIBS SOPHOMORE AUDREY BOTTOS and boys ' varsity basketball coach Skip Collins work against a backdrop of signs meant to in- spire the team. In support of VHS basket- ball. local merchants displayed these signs throughout the season. VALPARAISO HIGH SCHOOL students con- gregate on Lincolnway in front of Sievers Pharmacy during the Popcorn Festival held September 7, 1985. Business in town sup- ported community events as well as school- related activities. 174 Ads Index Division Page Dairij Queen r ( Ualparaiso Dairy products Inc. 3020 N. Calumet Ualparaiso 176 Ads Junior Robert Ducat SIEVERS PHARMACY 109 Lincolnway 462-4381 Mr. Gory Connors, Owner Of BOY-CONN PRINTERS, INC. 803 E. Glendale Blvd. 462-2665 Senior James Fiegle Senior Charlie Van Senus S HULTZS FLORISTS 462-1030 2204 N. 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She claimed, " They helped push us out of downtown Valpo.” Barbara St. Clair who had worked at J.C. Penney for 14 years also believed the malls were " taking control” of down- town. Beck said that students, especially, " all have a certain style.” Teenagers bought mostly jeans and casual clothing at Penney’s according to Beck. Some people may not consider the mall to be only a shop- ping center, but also a social center. St. Clair felt the same about stores in town, though. She said, " We got to know everyone that worked here, because it’s a small store. We also got to know faithful customers.” " Teenage” clothing stores and fast food place had not hurt Penney’s business Parkes felt. She admitted that " teenagers need some place to go.” St. Clair claimed that she only " uses it as a last resort. I only go there if I can’t find what I want here in town.” — Amy Sanford HAR VEY’S 152 W. Lincolnway Telephone 462-6155 ___ __ __ _ J.C. Penney was one of the many downtown stores that disappeared due to competition with the major malls. Students used to shop the downtown J.C. Penney store for mostly for jeans and casual clothes. 190 Ads recco Insurance Agency, Inc. 8394 Mississippi St. • Merrillville, IN 46410 REAL ESTATE AGENCY Gerald J. Grecco Paul A. DiPaola C. Paul Ihle, Jr. 8394 Mississippi St., Merrillville, IN 46410 Telephone (219) 736-2020 INSURANCE AGENCY INSURANCE AGENCY OF A. A. Grecco CROWN POINT G.J. Grecco George H. Guff in Gerald J. Grecco John P. Scott Thelma Mengel Joanne Yordan Delores Hefty C. Paul Ihle, Jr. Paul A. DiPaola 10951 Broadway Crown Point, IN 46307 Michael B. Taylor Tel. (219) 663-2741 8394 Mississippi St. Tel. (219) 736-2256 Merrillville, IN 46410 Tel. (219) 736-2020 TRAVEL INC. Ron Stepp Gerald J. Grecco 1911 South Mall • Merrillville • Tel (219) 738-2175 Serving All Your Needs Today For A Better Tomorrow 191 Ads Know how much the junior class made in their car wash . . . see page 12. 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Anthony 155 Casbon Electric Co. 1 87 Casbon. Carissa 13. 43. 63. 155. 198 Casbon. Jason 155 Casbon. Kristin 106. 155 Castle. Scott 84. 146 Castleman, Dave 91 Casto, Carol 32. 155 Cavanaugh. Brad 104-5. 155 Cavanaugh. Natalie 10. 27. 32-3. 101. 120-1. Chappo. Bill 92. 99 Charon. Jin Jin 12. 146 Chester. Greg 20. 102, 131. 137 Chester. Vicki 15. 93. 146 Chilian. Dirk 146 Choate. Laura 146 Chrustowski. Rick 8. 33. 72. 131. 143 Church. Shannon 131 Ciciora, Dale 96. 100-1. 166. 168 Cifalda. Tim 131 Clark. Jamie 20. 155 Clark. Katherine 76. 167 Clark. Scott 131 Claussen. John 155 Cleaveland. Darin 87. 100. 155 Cleaveland. Julie 63. 131 Cleis. Missy 35. 146 Clifford. Chad 146. 148 Clifford. Sue 69. 95 Cline. Jonathan 155 Clothes Loft 182 Clouse. Duane 146 Coates. Stacey 1 55 Colby. Lynn 155 Colby. Stephanie 6 1 . 94. 95 Cole. Chris 62. 80. 108. 155 Cole. James 155 Cole. Jennifer 1 1 1 Cole. Laura 155 Cole. Lynnea 45. 62. 100. 1 10-1. 146 Cole. Zane 37. 74. 167 Collins. Clancy 146 Collins. Dawn 35. 167 Collins. Kris 155 Collins. Mike 146 Collins. Skip 96. 102. 167. 174 Collins, Tim 27, 84 Combs, Roberts 64, 130, 132 Comeford. Caroline 132 Commer. Judy 37, 167 Conde, Melissa 120 Condie, Bruce 146 Condie, Lara 124, 155 Condon, Chuck 132 Condon, Mark 146 Conley, Eric 36 Conrick, James 132 Cook, John 84. 87. 96, 108, 156, 166, 169 Cook, Lorie 106-7, 167 Cook, Mike 146 Corneil, Becky 61. 146 Corneil, Scott 84, 132 Corneil, Tiffany 146 Costas Foods 1 89 Covington. Kim 132 Cox. Terry 1 1 , 87, 167 Crawford, Kathy 155 Crise, Tom 132 Crowder, Mike 62. 99, 147 Crowe. Jeff 147 Crownover, Michelle 16-7, 38, 63. 84,87, 110-1. 125 Crownover, Missi 88. 97, 155, 198 Cuppy, Jennifer 92, 93. 99. 147 Curts, Jennifer 35, 62. 1 55 Cuson. Liz 49. 63, 147 Cyzyk, Gail 92, 93. 147 Czap, Stacie 155 Czap. Chris 147 Czekaj, Sandy 62. 92-3 D Daggett, Mike 35, 84. 132 Dahlgreen, Andy 91, 99, 155 Dahn. Klaus 30. 5 1 , 98-9, 1 32. 1 56 Dairy Queen 176 Dalfonso, Jim 17, 24-5, 46. 49. 132 Daniel, Lori 37, 132 Davenport, Kathy 60, 147 Davidson, Robert 84. 96, 155 Davis, Amy 40, 132 Davis, Bruce 1 32 Daxe, Elise 22, 84,87, 124, 132 Daxe, Jeff 87, 100, 108, 155 Day. Bill 27 DeFeliz, M. 62 Defier, Dave 84. 108, 147 Demann, Dawn 1, 106-7, 147 Dembinski. Larry 30. 32, 35, 43, 53, 132 DeMick, Kris 63. 147 Dennington, Jeff 62, 155 Dennis. Andria 35, 147 Dennis, Holly 155 Derelinger, Brenda 132 Derucki, Jason 104-5, 155 Desarro, Candy 147 Deuberry, Julie 155 Diaz, Jackie 61 BJ Dick 84. 132-3 Dickson, Lori 62, 132 Dimitri, Lisa 101, 147 Dingwall. Leslie 65. 147 Doane, C.J. 165 Dobis, Debbie 132 Doelling, Amy 83. 155 Doelling, Dave 84. 108, 147 Doelling. Paula 41. 62. 83 Doering, David 98. 132 Dold, David 99. 147 Dolhover, S. 62 Dombrowski, Larry 132 Domer, Jennifer 62, 155 Doolittle. Cole 155 Doolittle, James 147 Dorris. Lindy 43. 69. 95 Dorris. Sharon 120-1. 157 Doughtery. Wanda 147 Douglas. Dawn 172 Douglas. George 18-9 132 Douglas. Katie 35. 56. 68. 83. 132, 138. 160 Douglas. Michelle 32, 37. 92-3, 132 Douthitt, T. 62 Dres. Gus 1 57 Droege, Karla 76, 147 Duberry. Julie 35 Ducat. Bob 24-5. 49. 63. 147 Ducat. Nancy 49. 88-9. 1 10-1, 132 Dunivan. Amy 132 Dusek. Jodi 35. 40 64. 132 Dyfallo, Mark 157 Dygert. Jeff 40. 157 Eaton, Brian 102-3. 134 Eberhart, Lori 63, 157 Eddy. Melissa 12. 121. 134 Edington, Edward 157 Edwards, Pam 37, 63, 134 Egolf, Kris 62, 134 Ehlers, Lucille Ehlers, Roger 147 Ehrenberg, Mary 43, 168 Eichberger, Christa 14. 157 Eichberger, David 147 Eichelberger, Sandy 23. 40, 134 Eichhorn, Mindy 49, 62, 157 Eichmeier, Dan 147 Eleftheriou, Effie 157 Eleftheriou, Lucy 147 Elieff, Susan 134 Elkins, Julie 60, 147 Elkins, Marlene 36, 147 Ellis, Chuck 134 Ellis, Glen 58, 167 Ellsworth. Scott 71, 108, 157 Emerson, Rob 147 Emshwiller, Jon 134 Emshwiller. Michael 157 Engel. C. 62 Engen, Lisa 167 Engle. Jeffrey 157 Engle, Mindy 147 Epple, Lisa 35 62, 157 Erdelac, Dana 1 57 Erspamer. Amy 1, 147 Erwin, Randi 93 Eskilson, Phil 32. 133-4 Esslinger, Christine 157 Etzler, Liz 32. 147 Evanoff, Sue 8, 147 Evans, Eric 17, 157 Evans, Marsha 32. 88, 157 Evans, Matt 90-1. 134 Evans, Melissa 32. 51. 58. 77, 133-4 Evans, Sarah 62, 157 Evans, Stacey 1 57 Evert, John 84 Faber. Missy 89. 134 Fancher, Teresa 147 Farahmand, A. Farahmand, Robert 145 Farnum, S. 62 Farnum, Vicki 35. 149 Fattore, Gina 30, 32, 34. 35. 38. 40. 52-3. 76. 134 Fauser, Diana 157 Fayard, Michelle 157 Federman. Alan 157 Ferngren. Bill 104-5, 149 Federman, A1 87, 108 Fergueson, Troy 108, 157 Fetla, Ken 49. 63, 157 Fiegle-Hicks. Mara 12, 147. 167 Fiegle, Jim 134 Fiegle, Thomas 157 Fierst, Heather 24. 157 Finlay. Melissa 149 Finley. Scott 37, 134 Fischer. Brett 87. 157 Fischer. Jeff 45. 99. 134 Fischer, Sarah 88. 157 Fisher, 91 Fisher, Mark 91, 157 Fisk, Jim 149 Fitzer, Dawn 134. 156 Fitzpatrick. William 157 Fletcher. Anne 149 Fletcher. Julie 157 Flynn. Beth 101. 157 Folke, Susie 49. 149 Foreman, Kim 134 Forker. Erin 9, 32-3, 157 Fornal, Brian Forsythe. Pat 1 72 Forsythe. Scott 157 Fortune. Chad 2. 84-5, 102-3. 134 Fortune, Corey 20. 87. 157 Foster. Cindy 57. 134 Foster. Joe 1 57 Frailey, Jeff80 Frailey, Jodi 32, 35. 149 Frame. Gregory 149 Frank. Christine 62, 149 Franquis, Angie 93, 157 Fray. Debbie 167 Freeze, Susan 35. 49. 62. 134 Freitag, Jason 14. 27, 38. 54, 149 Frey, Ann 77, 83, 134 Frey, Dari 80. 157 Friedman 185 Frieske, Karen 149 Fritts, Scott 149 Fritz, Julie 38, 58, 96, 101. 110-1, 134 Frobish, Dave 49, 63, 135 Frobish, Karen 49, 63, 157 Frye, Dan 90-1, 149 Frye. Susan 38. 88-9. 130, 135 Fuller, Janet 1 1 1 Furlin, Rene 18, 135 G Gambel, Alice 24, 46, 71, 167 Gamblin, Karen 62. 157 Gant, Kelly 36. 149 Garner, James 1 49 Garzotto, Rico 30, 51, 135, 156 Gast, Neil 135 Gast, Steven 1 57 Geer. Curtis 86, 108, 157 Gee, Edie 172 Geer, Camie 157 Geiss, Charlene 69, 166, 168 Geiss, Laura 13, 30, 32, 35, 38,51-3, 96, 133, 135 Gengo, Stacey 155, 157 Gerber, Dean 167 Gerber, Doug 91, 149 Gericke, Justin 18. 149 Gerzema, Joe 99. 1 57 Gill. Brian 16. 19. 24-543. 49. 135 Gill, Debbie 62. 157 Gilliam , Jeff 157 Girton, Jennie 135 Given, Beth 38, 149 Gold. Amy 120, 135 Gold, Paul 18, 27 148-9 Goldstein, Mark 157 Gomersall, Nicole 135 Goodwin. Chad 149 Goodwin, Tammy 35, 149 Gorski, Magdaline 157 Gott, Dale 84. 86-7, 167 Gott, Kim 9, 157 Gott, Sharon 1 73 Grabowski, Bernie 157 Grabowski, Michelle 19 Graham. Jody 157 Graham. Ron 84. 87, 149 Grasham, Sandy 60 Gray, Tonya 20. 157 Gray. Will 32. 48-9, 62. 157 Greco-Anderson. 64. 167 Greek ' s Pizzeria 184 Griffin, Andy 12. 147-9, 160 Grieger, Nancy 167 Griffin, Nick 149 Gorark, April 1 57 Gross, Kris 62, 1 49 Gross, Sherri 1 57 Grote, Mike 49, 62 Groves, Ken 1 49 Grube. Bredan 49. 62. 135 Grube, Josh 49 Grube. Lia 77, 135 ONE FINAL DUTY for the high school principal was to hand out the diplomas. Dr. David Bess hands Ann Jacobson her diploma at the June 3 evening ceremony. Bess performed his duty for the first time at VHS after completing his first year as principal. Bess handed out 399 diplomas to graduating seniors. H Hadley. Joe Hager. Jerry 167 Hager. Kristy 120 Hagerty. Jason 149 Hagstrom. Jenny 93. 99 Hagstrom. Joanna 157 Hall. Jenny 38. 93. 149 Hall. Liz 20. 67. 167 Hamacher. Dusty 35. 38. 99. 149 Hamacher. Marc 14. 108-9. 157 Hamilton. Calvin 157 Hamilton. Christine 157 Hamilton. K. 62 Hamrick. C. 62 Hamrick. Tammi 35, 49. 63. 135 Hancock. Todd 15. 32. 149 Hanson. Julie 8. 38-9. 66. 92-3. 135 Hanson. Laura 93. 106 Harbaugh. Kathy 135 Harbison, Willie 99. 157 Hardebeck, Amy 149 Hardebeck. Carolyn 167 Hardebeck. Jenny 8. 38. 135. 198 Harden, Rodney 102-3. 149 Hardick, Donna 64, 149 Hardin, Gerry 149 Hardwick. Mark 32. 38. 52. 58. 84-5 126. 135 Ham. Joe 74 Harper. Jesse 1 58 Harper. Sam 22. 57. 135 Harrigton. Matt 104-5, 158 Harris, Heidi 35, 62. 135 Hartig. Mike 18. 27 148-9 Hartman. Audrey 1 72 Hartwig, Kristin 53. 62. 88. 158 Hartwig, Laura 82-3, 135 Harvey ' s 190 Hatchett. Jeff 135 Hathaway. Michael 158 Haugh, Leslie 92, 149 Haughton, Cynthia 120. 158 Hauser. Liz 38. 42.88-9. 135 Hawes. Judy 1 73 Heath. Jeff 158 Hebert. Tom 158 Heckman. Jean 38-9, 167 Heffernan, Neil 91. 102. 135 Heinold. Mindy 17, 49. 158 Heinrich. Mike 135 Heinze, Edward 1 58 Heinze. Ted 87 Henderson. Jennifer 62. 88-9, 158 Henderson. Scott 149 Hendrickson. Tammy 158 Henley, Mike 135 Henning. Sandy 135 Henriques, Kate 135 Henriques, Leah 62. 173 Henriques. Stephanie 62. 158 Hensel, Tina 111, 158 Henson. Krista 149 Herbst, Scott Herma. Jacqueline 158 Herma. John 158 Hernandez. Robert 158 Hemie, S. 62 Herr. June 1 72 Herrick. Karin 38. 62. 149 Herring, Chad 158 Hersemann. Susan 35. 51. 62. 158 Hewlett, Craig 35. 84. 96. 135 Higbie. Jeff 8. 35.84. 135 Higbie, Jenny 66. Ill, 158 Higbie. Pat 34. 172-3 Highland. Jody 158 Highland. Kristin 43. 58. 135 Highland. Laura 158 Hildreth. Doris 61. 168 Hildreth. Jack 167 Hilzley. Jim 135 Hilzley. John 158 Hines. Jack 149 Hippner. Lisa 149 Hobson. Roger 149 Hofferth. Elizabeth 62. 158 Hoffeth. Jessica 49. 63. 149 Hofferth. Katie 40. 88-9 149 Hoffman. Lenore 168 Hoffman. Mark 34-5. 70-1. 84-5. 87. 168 Hoffman. Sue 35 Hortizer, Amy 35. 62. 149 Hortizer. Tim 80 Holcomb. Susan 38. 70. 135 Hoilandsworth. Teresa 149 Holt. Dave 91 Homan, Lori 49. 63, 158 Hood. Jeff 67. 99. 158 Horsely. Clark 87. 158 Horton. Jodi 158 Horton, John 158 Horvath. Frank 74-5. 168 Hopkins. Rich 75 Hoskins. Andrew 136 Hoskins. Doug 84 Hoskins. Laura 158 House, Michele 136 Houston. Tammy 26. 136 Howard. Jennifer 158 Howard. Suzanne 136 Howe. Shannon 158 Howe. Shelia 37. 63. 136 Hrapek, John 149 Huber, Tom 37. 136 Huck, Loren 62. 80. 149 Huffman, Casey Hughes. Kevin 19. 158 Hughes. Lori 136 Humi, Steve 49 Hurst, Brad 91 Husman, Gail 136 Huttinger. Mike 36, 136 Huttinger, Jeffery 158 Hutton, Anthony 158 Hutton. Melissa 14-5, 27. 38. 49. 62. 149 I latridis. Mary 38. 149 llgentritz, Jody 99. 158 llgenfritz, Mary 1 72 Indiana Federal 177 Ingram, Heather 136 Ippolito, Tammy 37. 136 J Jaar, Bruce 149 Jacobsen, Ann 82-3, 136 Jacobsen ' s 187 Jakel. Norby 84. 136 Jangel. Stacey 32 Jankowski. Angela 149 Jankowski. Jamee 158 Jasnie, Jana 149 Jasnie. Sally 137 Jergins, Becky 106 Jeselskis, Thomas 1 58 Jewell. Jason 158 Johann. Andy 62. 108, 158 Johnson. Garik 165 Johnson. James 1 58 Johnson. Laura 158 Johnson. Sara 62. 92-3, 106. 158 Johnson. Steve 99. 158 Johnson. Susie 38. 69, 72. 97, 100-1 136-7 Johnson. Tricia 158 Johnston, Jeff 91 Johnston. Jim 23 Jones. Belinda 62 Jones. Colleen 82-3, 158 Jones, Deann 137 Jones. Dion 80. 137 Jones, Dannielle 158 Jones. Glenda 158 Jones, Gregory 43. 168. 197 Jones. Jessica 84. 87. 137 Jones. Kevin 87, 158 Jones. Mark 1 1 . 62. 80. 105, 149 Jones. Mike 102-3. 137 Jones. Neallie 88. 97 Jones, Paula 149 Jordon. Lori 158 Justak. Todd 158 Juzman. Adam K Kado. Todd 27 Kalina. Christine 149 Kamanaroff. Keith 91 Kamanaroff. Paul 52, 137 Kasper. Kathy 137 Kasler. Mike 62. 149 Keammerer, Matt 128. 137 Keammerer. Nat 80 Keene, Harry Keller. Darrell 1 49 Keller. Kaye 88. 100-1. 149. 198 Kellogg. Heidi 158 Kelly. Christy 35. 40 62. 137 Kelly. David 49. 62. 158 Kelly. Scott 1 50 Kenney. Loretta 35. 40 62. 149 Kenning. Dave 74-5. 100-1. 168 Kerkey. Ann 1 58 Kerns, Randy 108 Kickbush. Katrina 49. 62. 158 Kickbush. Pete 49. 62, 137 Kim. Pat 43. 52. 62. 130. 137 Kimmer. Krisie 138 King. Anthony 158 Kingery, Tammy 149 Kirk. Susan 158 Kissinger. J 62 Kleehammer. Mark 30 32, 34-5. 52-3, 58. 138 Kleist, Jacqueline 65. 138 Kleist. Missy 32 Klemz, Brian 38. 40.80. 138 Klemz, Doug 98-9, 158 Klesper. Katie 95. 138 Klett, Heidi 62.83. 158 Klinedinst, Danny 149 Klindeinst. Todd 158 Klinefelter. Michelle 62. 149 K Mart 180-1 Knauff. Mark 88-9. 168 Knight. Greg 8. 49. 150 Knoerschild. Kerri 150 Kobe. Marsha 172 Koenig. Robert 1 65 Koetke. Jill 38. 88. 150 Kolczak. Melanie 13. 40. 150 Kolman, David 1 50 Kopko, Nick 26. 150 Kovalick. Joe 22. 72. 138 Kovalick, Kurt 159 Kozlowski. Beth 95 Krall, Michelle 63. 150 Kraker. Debra 138 Kramer. Kathryn 150 Kratzenberg, Rich 130. 138 Krause. Brenda 37 Krayniak, Michelle 158 Krayniak, Mike 63, 150 Kroeger. Paul 158 Kroll, Wendy 138 Krueger, Alice 173 Krysinski. Traci 8. 22. 138 Krysinski. Matt 8. 99. 155, 159 Ku. Andrea 32. 38. 58. 128. 138 Kush. Matt 62 Kuchaes, Darin 64. 150 Kuel. Charlene 35, 64. 150 Kuehl. Laura 150 Kuehl. Mick 138 Kugler, Janice 159 Kush, Matthew 1 59 Kusnak. 49 L Lackey. Jodi 159 Lagerstrom, Lara 150 Lambert. Amy 138 Lambert. Michelle 88. 150 Landgrebe 1 78 Landry. M. 62 Landsperger, Christina 1 38 Landsperger, Hugh 150 Landsperger. Nicky 159 Landstrom, Trish 33. 120, 155, 159 Langer. Stephanie 159 Langley. Barry 159 Largura. Burt 15. 73. 98-9. 150 Largura. Susan 35. 159 Lanier. Penny 159 Larue. Eric 150 Larue. Daniele 159 Laube. Ruth 168 Law. Joanna 159 Lawrence. Eric 138 Lawrence. Jeff 150 Lawrence. Rob 1 59 Leach. Donna 159 Leach. Lance 64. 168 Lebryk. Judy 39. 77. 168 Leetz. Marc 19. 159 Leetz. Missy 10. 84. 87. 125, 138 Leffew. Jeff 84-5. 125. 150 Leib. Wendy 159 Lemon. Lance 62. 150 Lennex. Allison 62. 150 Letnich. Steve 1 1. 78. 84-5, 97. 138 Letnich, Tony 19. 159 Lewis. Jeff 1 59 Leverich. Laura 62. 159 Leveritt. Traci 88. 101. 110-1. 159 Libsasi. Teri, 150 Libassi, Troyanne 172 Lindberg. Tami 60 Linkimer 187 List. D 62 Litzkow, Julieanne 159 Locker Room 1 79 Long. Aaron 1 50 Looft, Gretchen 159 Looft, Kimberly 83. 150 Lorek. Jon 1 38 Lott. Brenda 72. 168 Lott. Erik 48 Lowe. Fern 172 Luckett, Alan 1 38 Ludington. Vivian 172 Lungwitz. Jeanette 1 38 Luther. Wilma 172 Lyons. Jack 49. 56 M Macapagal, Marie 120 Macapagal. Mychel 32. 35. 56. 150 Macapagal. Myra 32. 40. 51. 138 MacLain, Fred 108 Mack. Jason 19. 87. 159 Mack. Kevin 108. 150 Mack, Patricia 168 MacLennan. Sara 1 59 Macy. Randy 150 madden. Stacey 159 Maertz. Ann 93. 138 Magnetti. Robert 159 Mahoney. Joan 168 Mahoney. Rob 80 Mahoney. Tammy 32. 38. 45. 62. 150 Maiers. Lora 32. 35,51.62. 159 Maiers. Martha 8. 32,51, 150 Maiers. Wes 51. 143. 168 Malakowski. Robert 165 Mallett, Heather 62. 88-9. 101. 120-1, 159 Manago, Judi Ann 132 Mangel. Dan 138 Maniak. Diana 38. 43. 49. 62. 1 1 1 . 1 38 Manilardi, Cynthia 168 Mannel, Stephanie 46. 62. 159 Manning. Thomas 159 Mansauage. B. 62 Mapes. Carolyn 138 Marcinkowski, Mark 2. 1 1. 84, 108, 159 Marcus. Mitch 158 Marimon, Jill 92-3, 159 Marrs. Michelle 111, 138 Marshall. Anne 62. 159 Marshall. Sandy 32. 38-9. 42. 88-9. 138 Martin. Dan 91 Martin. Marya 62. 83. 138 Martin. Meghan 1 1. 19. 62. 82-3. 159 Martin. Tonya 61. 138 Martz, Joe 17.38. 150 Martz. Stacey 1 50 Massa. Missy 51. 106. 159 Massom. Scott 150 Masters. Beth 1 50 Mather. Mark 13. 150 Matthew. Karen 139 Mathews. Cindy 62. 159 Maupin, Marcia 150 Maxey. Kevin 23. 63. 150 McAleer 150 McAllister. Kathleen 150 McBride. Kelley 159 McBride. Kevin 14. 32. 35. 38. 91. 133. 139 McCasland. Amy 16. 63. 139 McCianahan. K. 62 McCuddy, Sherri 159 McDannel. Debbie 20. 139 McDermott. Thomas 125, 150. 159 McDonald. Timothy 33. 46. 150 McDowell. Debra 139 McGill. Shelley 159 McGonigle. Dave 84. 87 McKay. Pat 83 McKuhen. Kelli 150 McLane, Fedrick 159 McLean. Lisa 62. 106. 159 McLinn. Tonia 23. 150 McMichael. Tim 168 McMiilian. Brian 159 McMurtrey. Joyce 26 McMurtrey. Shelley 35. 38. 45. 88. 150 McNeil. Kim 150 McNeik Tom 84. 87 McNeill. Kate 20, 35, 38, 43. 139 McNulty, Paige 94-5 MCQuillan, Brian 159 McQuillan. Ellen 35,51, 159 McQuillen, Patrick 150 Meeker. Jamie 159 Melion, Frank 87, 159 Mertz. Joe 46 Methard. Kathy 139 Meyer, A. 63 Meyer. Kristin 38, 56. 139 Meyer, Steve 80. 139 Meyers, Craig 104-5, 150 Meyers. Rochelle 20. 38, 56. 97, 100-1, 139 Meyers. Tammy 159 Micciche, Mike 52. 137 Miller. Alyson 35, 61-2. 150 Miller. Amy 38. 43. 62. 139 Miller. Brian 46-7, 139 Miller. Carolyn 13. 24.32. 35. 38. 49. 62. 100-1, 150 Miller, Christopher 159 Miller. David 49, 62. 139, 159 Miller, Jean 168 Miller, Kevin 150 Miller, Kim 92-3 Miller, Maria 150 Miller, Martin 32, 168 Miller, Robert 63. 168 Miller. Shelia 88-9, 106, 139 Miller. Teri 46. 49,63. 159 Miller. Tim 150 Miller. Todd 46. 49. 150 Millers Mart and Market 182 Mings. Deanna 150 Mitchell. Colleen 35, 38. 49. 63. 150 Mitchell. Jeff 150 Mitchell. Rick 84. 87. 168 Mitol. Jennifer 159 M.J. Casuals 181 Moeller 182 Mohler, Nancy 37, 139 Molitoris. Kathy 38. 1 39 Mohnach. Kathy 37. 139 Monroe. Shannon 158 Monroney. John 159 Moody. Elizabeth 150 Moody, Heather 139 Mooney. Jacqueline 159 Mooney, Kristin 27, 92-3, 159 Moore, Dean 102-3, 139 Moore. Jeff 105, 159 Moore, Mary 165 Moore. Mike 148 Moore, Rod 84 Moran. Kevin 139 Morgan, Carl 159 Morgano. Bemie99 Morris. Mary 49 Morris. Matt 1 50 Morrison, Bob 23. 66. 150 Morton, Greg 5 1 . 98-9, 1 39 Moryl. Diane 32. 168 Moser, Natalie 38. 62. 139 Mother Nature 178 Mowbray. Becky 62. 139 Mueller. Amy 8. 150 Mueller. Christine 37. 40. 62. 139 Mueller. Steven 86-7, 159 Muhammad. F. 62 Mullett, Julie 62. 150 Mulky. Mary 150 Mundt. Marshall 108. 139 Murphy, Daniel 73, 84, 151 Murphy. Kelly 151 Murphy, Maureen 94-5, 120. 133 Murphy, Pat 84, 86-7, 168 Mutka, Karen 35. 38. 40, 62. 66, 76. 150-1 Mutka, Sara 35, 62, 159 N Nagel. Heidi 159 Naggartz. Alan 37 Naillieux. David 141 Nash. George 168 Nay, Gerald 151 Nay. Tim 64 Neal, Ann 8, 151 Neal. Rick 84. 141 Nerchterline. John 40 Neis. Mike 8. 20. 78. 84-5. 125. 141 Nelson. Lori 141 Nelson. Sandy 35. 84. 141 Neust, Bonni 84. 87 Newkirk. April 35 Newlin. Dan 15. 151 Newlin. Doug 151 Newlin. 159 Newson, Scott 1 59 Nicholas, Bonnie 37 Nichols. Betty 172 Nietert. George 84, 87 Nimetz, Mike 141 Nolan. Mickey 151 Nolting. Lance 91. 186 Norni. Jenny 57. 159 Norris. Tim 141 Nova. Gary 49. 62 Nover. Brett 99. 159 Nover, Cris45. 69. 100-1, 141 Nuechterlein, John 151 Nuest, Bonni 151 Nuppnau, Sharon 172-3 Nusbaum. Cathy 151 O Oestereich, Julie 151 Oestereich. Michelle 159 O ' Kelly, Bryan 151 Oiling. Stanly 49,62, 151 Oiling, Tim 62 Olsen. Jakob 30. 51. 99. 141. 156 Osburn, Steve 84, 87 Osterhout, Jeff 12. 151 Osterhout. Marion 172 Owen. Monica 161 Pachkloe, Dan 80 Page. Chris 151, 198-9 Pappas Floral 181 Paris. Brian 151 Parker, Christopher 63. 161 Parker. Dwayne 161 Parker, Dwight 161 Parker. John Parker, Tammy Parks, John 141 Parks. Larry 151 Parry, Amy 23, 46.62, 141 Patheja, Jaipal 35, 90-1, 151 Patheja, Manmuet 23. 5 1 , 69, 141 Patrick, Charles 161 Patrick. Kelly 151 Patrick. Melissa 62, 161 Paveka. Jerry 151 Pawlak, Sherrie 161 Pedavoli. Jennifer 151 Peddle. Chris 84 Pekarek. Joe 84. 125. 141 Peloso, Sue 2. 1 73 Pence. Kimberly 151 Perez, Rae 37 Perez. Scott 161 Periolat, Catherine 161 Perrow, Leslie 161 Pessmeg, Rhonda 151 Petcu. Lee 87 Peters. Doe 124 Peters. Ted 32. 105. 161 Peterson, Dawn 49 Peterson. Deanna 151 Peterson. Debbie 46, 161 Petro, Maureen 23, 151 Peuquet, Kristin 49. 151 Philips, Fred 87 Phillips. Gerrie 141 Phillips, L. 62 Phillips. Marla 161 Phillis, Anne 47. 151 Phipps, Michele 161 Phipps. Mike 63. 151 Pierce. David 161 Pierce. Doug 60 Pikula, Troy 151 Pilz. Stephan 38. 62. 151 Pingetore. Cory 32. 35. 38. 147. 151 Pinkerton. John 32. 168 Pishkur, John 84. 151 Pitt. Jolanda 66. 141 Pitt. Julie 161 Pittman. David Pittman. Tammy 151 Pizutti. Val 32. 161 Poff. Corealee 151 Poff. Leanne 161 Polarek. Robert 161 Polite. Mike 80 Polizotto. Brett 80. 151. 200 Pomeroy, Eric 161 Pomianoski, Lisa 161 Porsche. Chris 49, 62. 161 Porter, Bob 84. 151 Potebic, Ron Paulos. Steve 161 Powell. Lindsey 10. 13. 32. 35. 93. 141 Prahlow, Debby 141 Prassas, Pete 8. 161 Pressel. Cindee 161 Pritchard. Mike 141 Pritchett. Dan 24. 49. 63, 168 Prosser. Cathy 84. 87 Prowant. Georgia 172 Prucinsky 105, 161 Pullins, Clayton 151 Punter. Bob 104. 168 Pyle. Janie 37. 141 Quarnstrom, David 141 R Ramirez, Angie 35 Randall, Brad 151 Rans. Pete 52, 151 Rasmussen. Sam 80. 168 Raymond. David 86-7, 161 Razus. Wendy 60 Razus. Yvonne 151 Reavis. Marybeth 19. 27. 35. 51. 141 Redrick. Jasen 161 Reggie. Pete 87, 161 Reggie. Sid 8. 73. 166. 168 Reichert, Chris 49, 62, 141 Reif. Ginger 60, 141 Reinert. Todd 63, 161 Remijan, Steve 10. 32. 137. 141 Reno. Kelly 84. 161 Bet you can’t remember what the final score for the state football game was. It’s on page 84. Remember who we played? GUY CHEERLEADERS are very common in high schools across the coun- try. But Mike Hartig, Chris Brickley, Jeff Osterhout and Steve Beiser had their own idea of what a guy cheerleader wore. Complete with white skirts and green shirts the group cheer the efforts of the players from the girl ' s powerderpuff game. Reshkin, William 151 Rettinger, Philip 161 Reynolds. Karen 1 20 Reynolds. Kim Reynolds. Wes 161 Rezabeck, Jay 151 Rhinehart. Lew 104, 168 Rice. Dan 66. 84. 104-5. 151 Rice. Dave 108, 141 Richards. B. 62 Richards. Chris 141 Richards. Roberts 161 Richeson. Renee 45. 62. Ill, 161 Riley. Steven 161 Rinker. Chuck 84 Risk. Bob 70. 105. 161 Risk. Michelle 4 1.46. 101, 151 Risk. R. James 164 Richea. James 1 4 1 Richea, Nancy 172 Robbins, Kim 142 Robbins. Stu 75 Roberts. Andrew 16. 24-6, 32. 46-7. 62. 142. 198 Roberts. Susan 20. 62. 124. 151 Robertson. Daion 161 Robertson. Norman 161 Robinson. Daniel 151 Robinson. Denise 35. 46, 151 Rogers. Richard 161 Rogness. Marilyn 60. 142 Ronco. Jeff 63. 151 Ronda. Leanne63. 161 Rooney. Pat 32. 78. 84-5. 137. 142 Root 186 Ross. Andrew 8. 32. 34-5. 40. 142 Ross. Becky 37. 142 Rozdilsky. Paul 161 Ruble. Marla 62. 161 Rucker. R. 62 Ruonow. Mark 151 Rushnok. Rebecca 93. 151 Rusnok. Stephan 62. 161 Ryan. Penny 50-1, 161 Rybak. Mary 10. 44 S Sachs. Emily 35, 142 Sanford, Amy 35. 151 Sarafin, Chris 151 Satterlee. Anne 151 Scott. Don 59. 168 Scott. Karen 84. 87. 161 Scott. Kris 1 42 Scott. Tom 151 Schneegas. Angie 161 Scheffer. Alice 173 Schenck. Drew 30. 38. 51. 72-3. 77. 98-9. 142 Schmitt. Cynde 84. 161 Shoffner. Bonnie 46. 87 Scholl. Drew 91. 161 Scholl. Todd 91. 161 Schroeder, Jim 151 Schultz. Barbara 161 Schultz. Tricia 151 Schultz. Robert 161 Schumate, Irene 161 Schwab. Mark 87. 161 Schwartz. Stacy 151 Scime. Mark 151 Searles. Prudence 8. 151 Seely. Marc 161 Sensenbaugh. Jeff 62. 84. 151 Seramur, D.J. 108 Seroczynski. Chris 40. 151 Seroczynski. Kelly 162 Serrano. E.J. 41. 162 Seward. Jennifer 152 Shakey’s 1 77 Shalapsik, Dawn 100-1 Shamrock Fitness Center 186 Sharp. Britt 124-5. 142 Sharp. Jim 92 Sheridan. L. 62 Sherrick, Sherry 152 Shildeler. Tim 91. 120 Shields. Ivy 152 Shilander. Bob 23. 162 Shinall. Bob 84. 152 Shoffner. Bonnie 35. 84. 142 Shook. Angie 22. 142 Shook. Julie 152 Short. Billy 162 Short. Kelly 142 Shultz ' s Florists 177 Shurr. Barbara 162 Shurr. Laura 1. 32. 76. 82-83, 142 Shurr. Susan 162 Shurte, Amy Sier, Lori 152 Sier. Rani 32. 49. 162 Sievers Pharmacy 176 Silhavy, Tom 49. 62. 162 Simpkins. Melissa 152 Simpkins. Tina 162 Simson. Carolyn 62. 142 Sinclair. Lynne 152 Sirovica. Mark 152 Sisson. Melissa 152 Skolak. Alicia 37. 40.65. 142 Skrivan. Christopher 152 Slease, Heather 162 Small, Thomas 162 Smaroff. Desiree 152 Smaroff. Duke 108. 162 Smith. Curtis 162 Smith. Diane 106 Smith. Hugh 162 Smith. Jill 88. 100-1. 152 Smith. Michael 162 Smith. Michelle 152 Smith. Trish 15. 23. 32 Snider. Stephanie 35. 88. 162 Snow. Bill 75 Snyder, Janean 162 Snyder. Ibessa 162 Soliday. K. 62 Soliday, Paul 152 Sopko. Jeff 142 Sorenson. Marge 173 Sorenson. Mike 49. 62, 152 Sornaz. Millie 142 Sovich. Kathy 32. 162 Sovich, Kim 14. 32. 45-6. 155. 162 Spanga. Mike 142 Speckhard. Pete 8. 41. 162 Spejewski. Deanne 12. 35. 62. 142 Spencer. Christine 36-7. 63 Spencer. Dan 78. 84. 152 Spencer. Rick 1 42 Sperry. Mike 142 Sportshop. The 182 St. Germain. Jan 172 Stalbaum, Cindy 37. 64. 168 Stanczack. Mark 49. 63. 84. 108-9, 142 Standiford, Cindi 35. 162 Standiford, Rod 14. 142 Stanier, Charles 166, 168 Stanier, Jennifer 162 Stanley. Kimberly 152 Staresina, Patrick 49. 63. 152 Statile 187 Stawers. K. 62 Sleeve. Natalie 142 Steider, John 1 52 Stephan. Mary 60. 168 Stephans. Mark 142 Stephans. Theresa 35. 162 Stevenson. Robert 152 Stinnett, Rhonda 152 St. Jacques. Dawn 162 Stombaugh. Joan 172 Stonebraker. Stacey 32. 1 52 Stooksberry. Jenny 142 Stout. Jennifer 32. 106-7 Stout. Shawn 1 52 Stover. Dawn 162 Stowes. Kelli 152 Stowers. Scott 37 Straka, Yvette 64. 142 Stratton. Diane 142 Stratton. Paul 43. 152 Strikwerde. Rob 87. 105, 162 Strohl, Richard 142 Strongbow Inn 180 Stultz, A. 62 Sullivan. Brian 162 Sullivan. Dennis 162 Sullwold. Greg 99. 162 Susdorf. Jody 35. 38. 45. 88. 97. 1 1 . 1 52 Sutton. Bob 10. 32. 43. 164. 166 Sutton. Jan 124 Swickard, Lillian 172 Swisher. Kenya 1 62 Szymanski, Mike 41. 46. 152 T Tan. Tim 34. 35. 53. 91. 152 Tan. Titus 34-5. 3t?9. 43. 53. 90-1. 133. 144 Tanner. Amy 17. 62. 162 Tanner. Kate 38. 62. 144 Tapp. John 84. 97. 152 Tauck, Bill 84. 144 Taylor. Glenn 162 Taylor. Jackie 152 Taylor. Joel 144 Taylor. Ken 32.49. 162 Telshow, Jason 49. 62. 91. 162 Terpstra, Leanne 144 Thayer. Tanya 162 Thiry, Allison 162 Thomas, Leanne 35. 56. 84 . 87. Ill, 152 Thomas. Shawn 84. 102-3 Thompson. Bill 62. 144 Tichy. Chris 1 72 Timmons. Pamela 93. 152 Timmons. Shannon 92-3 Tipton. Mike 108 Tobey. B. 62 Tobey, John 144 Tobey. Rebecca 162 Todosijevic, Danielle 93 Tolin, Ann 35, 162 Top Drawer Resale 181 Town and Country 184 Trapp. John 144 Triscik. Ray 80. 152 Troelsen. Andrew 152 Troman. Mike 84. 105, 152 Trost, Ted 49 Trost, Tom 49. 162 Truemper, Becky 38. 144 Truitt. Bryan 43. 152 Truong. Huong 152 Tsoutsouris, Wolfgang 162 Tucker. Cassie 10. 35. 44-5. 84. 87. 124. 144 Tucker. Jeff 152 Tudor Floors 180 Tudor, Jim 144 Turner, Julie 84 Turner, Kim 93 Ulanowick, Karen 162 Ulm, Janet 162 Ulman, Bob 162 Underwood. Lori 162 Urb anczyk, Shelia 62 Utley, Ben 148 Utterback, Matt 80 Vaca, Dan 162 Valpactic. Brian 162 Valparaiso Dairy Products. Inc. 176 VanDam. Bob 162 VanDenburgh, Rebecca 62. 88. 162 Vanderwijst, Angela 152 Vanderwijst. Kim 162 Vanderwijst. T. 62 Vandy. Eric 162 Vangel. Natalie 144 VanSenus. Charlie 26. 35. 84 VanSyoc. Mike 144 Varela. Linda 152 Vas. Veronica 32. 35. 43. 92-3. 144 Vaughn. Rick 87. 162 Veenstra. George 152 Vendl. Kristi 38. 106. 152 Ventura. Paul 14. 162 Vemich, Dean 162 Vernick, Denise 162 Versteeg, Elizabeth 35. 38. 62. 152 Veselica. Mark 35. 144 Vice. Nancy 172 Vinton. Kellie 62. 152 Volki. Brian 99. 162 Volk. Ted 152 w,y,z Wagenblast. Laurie 88. 162, 199 Wagenblast. Todd 3. 10. 38. 66. 80. 96. 102. 144 Wainman. Paul 162 Waisanen. Bryan 152 Walesh. Jill 50. 88. 162 Walker. Charl es 105, 152 Walker. Mark 162 Wall. David 162 Wall. Dianna 162 Wall. Hugh 162 Wallace. James 144 Wallace. Julie 163 Walls. Doug 87. 163 Walls. Greg 9. 33. 66.84. 144 Walsh. John 84. 108. 152 Walsh. Nancy 71. 168 Ward. Roobie 153 Wardrop. Lori 144 Warhert. Steve 99 Warrenburg, Barry 87, 163 Watson, Dave 84. 87 Watson. Krista 84. 144 Watson. William 163 Weeks. Tish 153 Wehner. Jeff 144 Weidman, Sean 60 Weigns. Erin 163 Weiler. Jerome 1 63 Wells. J.T. 164 Wells. Cindy 21. 163 Wendt. Joe 50 Welsh. Dan 84-5. 153 Wentzel. Anne 51. 144. 156 Wessel. John 144 West. Rachel 173 West. Shane 163 West. Victoria 163 Westfall. M 62 Whalen. Jeff 144 Whalls, Tammy 153 Wheele, Karen 153 Wheeler, Kristin 62. 153 White. Aimee 93. 153 White. Hillary 93 White. Julie 153 White. Kris 63. 93. 144 White. Lori 37. 144 White. J. 62 White. Michele 163 Whitler, Cheri 153 Whitler. Clement 144 Wickersham. David 84-5. 108-9. 145 Wienke. Denise 153 Wienke. Mary 37. 145 Wilgus. Shelley 35. 153 Will. Shawn 63. 153 Williams. Jennifer 163 Williams. Randy 145 Williams. Shawn 163 Williams. Stephan 163 Williams. Theresa 163 Williams. Jennifer 84 Williams. Jim 108 Williams, Michael 20, 163 Williams. Steven 91 Williams. Theresa 35 Williamson. Jeff 23, 137, 145 Williamson. Ruth 72. 168 Willis. Jason 84. 153 Wilson. A. 62 Wilson. Frank 32. 84-5 Wilson. Ruth 172 WiseWay 179 Wittlinger 50. 153 Woodrich. David 98-9, 145 Wojcik. Jennifer 153 Wolfe. Josh 23. 153 Wojcik. Jennifer 23 Wood. Carla 153 Wood. Stephanie 38. 40. 44. 88-9. 101. 110-1. 145 Woodruff. Kay 145 Woodruff. Patrick 163 Woods. Chris 111, 145 Woods. L. 162 Woods. Jon 87. 163 Woodyard, Melody 163 Worden. Carde 26. 62. 124 Worline. Buddy 87 Worline. Floyd 163 Wright, Gerry 145 Wright. Jennifer 163 Wright. Kathleen 163 Wright. Kimberly 163 Wright. Larry 12-3. 32. 84. 147. 153 Wright. Rob 145 Wright. Tim 16 Yackley. Angie 153 Yates. Christine 163 Yates. Melinda 36. 153 Yates. Susie 37. 145 Yelkovac. Pete 17. 25. 32. 38. 40-3. 46. 153 Yelton. Rhonda 12. 27. 147. 168 Yentz. Fred 86 Yoder. Michele 63. 145 Young. Bill 108. 145 Young. Jon 17. 25. 43. 49.62. 145 Young. Stephan 153 Young. Todd 87. 163 Younger. Cheryl 120, 168 Yuriga. Valerie 62. 163 Zackiewkz. Richard 43. 163 Ziegert. Dave 10. 38. 80. 145 Zierz. Heidi 153 Zimmerman. Kelly 66. 153 Zoladz. Traci 88-9. 106. 163 Zulich, Susan 168 Zulich. Troy 108 Zwieg. Lori 145 Staff VALENIAN EDITORS STEPHANIE Wood, reactions to trouble at Headquarters, hid- and Gina Fattore illustrate their favorite rig and finger pointing. Survives To try to summarize the traumas and triumphs of an entire year at Valenian Headquarters would be a lesson in futility. The two editors suffered occasional bouts with the " If you want anything done right around here, you have to do it yourself” syndrome, and some of the staff were plagued by the Scarlett O ' Hara, " I’ll think about that tomorrow” syndrome. However, on certain days, the working spirit was in the air at AIOI, and not a single staffer even had time to run upstairs for a pop. When we actually got to see, for the first time, what this crazy yearbook was going to look like, we felt pretty proud for a bunch of amateurs. Even with the guidance of yearbook pro Greg Jones, we sometimes worried about leading an inexperienced staff through the jungle of yearbook journalism. It would be pointless to try to thank all the people who helped in the production of the book. Let us just say thanks to the efforts and understanding of countless peo- ple, we survived the year, and it wasn’t too terrible. We can’t say yet how the fruits of our labors will be received by the people we work for, the students, but we can attest that the time we spent was worthwhile. — Gina Fattore 5 Stephanie Wood Editors Gina Fattore Stephanie Wood Student Life editor Karen Mutka Academics editors Jason Freitag Loretta Kenney Organizations editors Sandy Eichelberger Deanne Spejewski Individuals editors Marilyn Burton Amy Davis Kristin Meyer Sports editors Mike Barone Justin Gericke Katie Hofferth Kevin McBride Faculty Index editors Elise Daxe Laura Shurr Business Managers Amy Sanford Angie Yackley Photographer Sandy Eichelberger Typist Julie Bodensteiner Advisor Gregory Jones DEMANDS OF BEING student life editor drive Karen Mutka to new heights of stress, but the always-reliable editor Stephanie Wood is there to lend a helping hand. 197 Acknowledgements Yogi Berra ' s line, " It ain’t over til it’s over,” is the definitive statement on endings in sports. Up until the last bat- ter strikes out, anything is possible. However, giving this advice to seniors was like talking to a brick wall. They all seemed to be busy calculat- ing exactly how poorly they could do on the econ final and still graduate. As a concession to their excite- ment, the ad- ministration granted a sanc- tioned skip day in the form of a senior picnic at the Dunes. The inevitable coming of good beach days, some as early as the end of March, made the school year speed up. Prom was the two-minute warning, and final exams were post-game interviews. Highlights for the 10 o’clock news included yet another cross country state champion- ship, cold, rainy football playoffs and milkshakes at lunch. The year also contained all the usual aspects. Parties, suspensions, Saturday classes and controversial dress poli- cies were all part of the game. Nevertheless, participation in the Hands Across America project to stop hunger and help homeless people and student reactions to the U.S. air strike against Libya on April 14 were two fac- tors no one considered at the start of the game. And then when the lead headline of a local newspaper read " Tragedy haunts school — again,” pain, grief and fear struck a seem- ingly typical stu- dent body of " carefree” teen- agers. The " good” times they talk about on TV were not always real. As we headed into the Ninth Inning, we were overcome with memories of everyth- ing in our lives which all somehow seemed inextricably bound to our friends, our classes, our lockers and all of Valparaiso High School, inside and out. Our own little universe was ex- panding and growing. On June 3, 1986, a way of life ended. Say good-gye to the three-year high school. For in 1986 and from here on out. IT’S A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME. — Gina Fattore DURING A VOLLEYBALL game. Kaye Keller, Jill Smith and Missy Crownover exhibit signs of tension and anxiety while watching the action from the bench. All students, not just athletes, experienced similar apprehension. SERVING AS LIFEGUARD for Surfs Up (April Antics ’86). Andy Roberts checks the horizon for signs of trouble which might disrupt the perfect beach weather for Jenny Hardebeck, Carissa Casbon and Jenny Girton. 198 Closing ■ ARMED WITH BLANKETS, earmuffs and parkas, these VHS seniors withstand the cold to witness another Viking football victory on the way to the Hoosier Dome for the state championship. 199 Closing ALTHOUGH JUNIOR CHRIS Page injured his foot playing baseball, he is not deterred from attending the last big event of the school year, prom at the Expo Center, with his date, sophomore Laurie Wa- genblast. AFTER LEADING HIS team to victory in the re- gional cross country meet, junior Brett Polizotto shows his fatigue. However. 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