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paragon ’85 Straightening out the hodgepodge of misconceptions that outsiders have about Munster High School and diminishing any doubts which exist, the facts presented in this book speak for themselves. Added together, they prove there’s . . . NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Munster High School 8808 Columbia Ave. Munster, IN 46321 Volume 20 ntensity showed on the faces. Sweat poured from the foreheads. Grunts sounded from the mouths. The seniors were out to prove their dominance at the Homecoming Day Tug of War. Mike Gonzales, Christina Johnson. Dan Sorak, Wendi Robinson, Steve Paris, and Matt Travis join together to e defeat the forces of the Junior Class. They wanted to establish the fact that when it comes to Munster, there’s NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. " Doo-ing” their part to help finish the float, freshman Lisa Hurubean and junior Shelly Mason examine the skirts for flaws in the Junior Class ' s Scooby Doo float on Home- coming Day. The morning and afternoon of Oct. 12 were warm and sunny so that final preparations could be made outside. At pa- rade time the rain fell, but the floats still made it along the route. Laughter breaks the silence of the Commons area and interrupts the routine of the normal school day. Juniors Gary Shutan. Mike Irk. Jeff Kapp, Eric Powell, Jeff Pavelka. and Mike Simko crack the latest jokes in an effort to take their minds away from the up- coming U.S. History test. Opening What ranged from a rainy Homecoming to a reprieve of 02Zi weekend and vacation days? Facts of Life When six students were named National Merit Semi-finalists, nine were Commended students, and over two-thirds were members of 31 organizations, it came down to what? A Matter of Facts Who filled the halls for 30 minutes a day between classes with personalities varying from prep to punk? 1320 students Face to Face « . 1 1 1 W jgMM M - . w iS ▼ - Mentally visualizing the upcoming play, senior Brian Dedelow listens to Coach Dave Knish ' s advice while one of his oppo- nents, a Whiting Oiler, shoots a free throw. The strategy paid off as the Mustangs were victorious 80-55. Lounging along the Central building lockers, junior Jenny Muta takes advantage of the quiet and solitude of the hallway to complete some homework. Although it wasn’t as comfortable as a soft easy chair, the tiled floor provided a spot to relax. Opening did 19 sports teams work toward Sectional, Regional, and Semi-state titles? through Large Gains, Small Pains W here could one find services for bookworms, movie goers, munchers, fashion bugs, and high steppers? in Consumer’s Digest did our competitive, trend-setting reputation a positive image we could be proud of and others could respect? Why prove to be because there’s NO DOUBT ABOUT IT Clad in red and white attire, faculty ar students alike cross Columbia Avenue to jo in the Homecoming pep rally. The festivitii consisted of a three-legged race, a tug of wa and pep talks from the football captains. Sunglasses appear even though rain- drops had fallen moments before on the Homecoming Day parade. Sophomore Robert Lesko came prepared for the glare and marched in the band with no discomfort. 4 Opening f n Masked by a black cloak, senior Robbie Terranova hides her identity while partici- pating in a test of the Pratfall Experiment in Sociology class. It was an attempt to verify the fact that a perfect student isn’t always the best student. Secluded from the crowds, but not from each other, seniors Jim Screiner and Marcy Lang steal some time away to be by themselves. When the sun shone through the windows, the Commons was an ideal place for a rendezvous. Shouting words of encouragement to the Mustangs during the Lake Central basket- ball game, junior Kim Palmer shows her school spirit. Opening Cooperation and coordination are two qualities that are required to participate in a three legged race. Juniors Jennifer Miga and Jennifer Dye run in sync attempting to take first place during the Homecoming pep assembly. Freedom from class and work, senior Andy Lambert reclines on a bench in the Ath- letic Office where he is an aide. After com- pleting the tasks assigned to him, Andy had extra time to catch up on his sleep. PlUffSCd in to a Sony Walkman, seniors Dave Steiner and Michelle Robbins listen to the REO Speedwagon tape in the back of the room. After the lesson for the day was com- pleted. many teachers allowed students to amuse themselves for the remainder of the class period. Newcomers to the school, the fresh- men get into the spirit of things and shout their battle cry. After roaming the halls for six weeks, the Homecoming pep assembly provided them with the opportunity to show everyone that they weren ' t just " quiet little freshmen. " Signifying more than just the birds and beesTthe facts of life branched out to represent all the aspects of a student’s day. Overcoming the obstacles of a first date or the fatigue resulting from a long night at float, as well as laughing with friends during parties, pep rallies, and passing periods, individuals discovered the diversity of problems and pleasures. Student Life Division Cultural cuisine, mega-munchies, birthday bashes, and beverages characterize life at an invigorating P d A° Pi°T p Y Sixth hour, Friday after- noon: the magic moment. The final bell rings and the week- end has begun. What was on most every- one ' s mind? Homework? Hardly. Monday ' s big comp test? Not even close. Partying? Jackpot! Students felt that they de- served their party time due to hectic schedules during the week. " I think getting togeth- er with your friends is impor- tant. Your ' re under pressure all week long and you need time to unwind, " said senior Lisa Pavlovich. From freshmen to seniors, everyone partied differently. " Everyone has a different idea of what a party is, " stated sen- ior Jodi Jerich. " For me, sitting around with my friends just talking or watching TV could make a great party. " Others had different ideals on the perfect party. " Going out with your friends and get- ting rowdy is the only way to party, " explained senior Tom Fuller. The word " party " can mean more than what is done a weekend. Partying has even found it ' s way into the class- room. Many felt it added to a class when students were al- lowed to participate. " In-class parties improve a class; they offer a break in regular class routine, " junior Charlie Shoe- maker said. Birthdays offered another occasion to celebrate. Deco- rated lockers, happy birthday signs, cakes at lunch, presents, and an occasioal clown with balloons were all ways stu- dents conveyed " happy birth- day. " " I was really surprised and excited when my friends decorated my locker on my birthday, " said sophomore Yvette Gonzales. Whatever the reason for the party, whether birthdays, cul- tural, or just get togethers, students took a chance to get away from the day-to-day rou- tine. I aking time out from the busy activ- ity of the Publications Department, senior Ann Miller and junior Diane Monak help themselves to some food to celebrate a completed deadline. Enjoying a taste of French culture, senior Lee Anne Crawford takes a break from the regular class routine during Madame Alyce Mart-Webb ' s fifth hour class. 8 Partying A Ind the winner is . . . Seniors Todd Williams, Eric Beatty, Tim Maloney and Dan Sorak line up to be judged for best costume at a Halloween party. These " beauties " received a box of Screaming Yellow Zonkers for their first place efforts. Cohered for the premier of their friends ' movie, " Quest for Straws, " seniors Amy Calvin, Carol Beckman, Jennifer Richwine, Melissa Bados, Lisa Bello and Jeff Zawada listen to senior Ken Walczak, the Messiah Pancake Master, expalin the film ' s plot. Partying 9 -DAMPENED YET rain go away chanted the students as they watched their colorful tissue paper creations start to wilt as the gentle rain greeted the parade ' s start. Al- though the rain might have disap- pointed those who had spent the last three weeks creating Saturday morning cartoons character floats, the weather proved to be a small obstacle as students produced a crowd-pleasing Homecoming. Homecoming was no easy task for students. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors were constantly asking themselves questions like, " Are we going to finish float? " " Is our class going to have the winning float? " or " Is our float going to be cancelled for lack of participa- tion? " Although freshmen didn ' t have to worry about designing a float, they had to seek artistic tal- ent for the dance decorations. Student government had their hands full with planning activities like the three-legged race and the tug of war for pep assembly. Rivalry started out slow, but as Homecoming Day neared, float competition was under way. " At first it was really hard getting stu- T his is not an ordinary hangover as senior Kristen Miga, who hosted the senior float, suffers from the sleepless final night of float. Homecoming dents to attend float, " stated Ju- nior Class sponsor Mr. Don Fortner, business teacher. Moreover, " Having float at the end of the grading period was a big problem because teachers had to give homework and tests, " agreed senior Joan Horvath, Stu- dent Body President. The beginning of float didn ' t seem too promising; however, students united and picked up the momentum and were able to fin- ish in time. " Students realized that it was important to work together as a class and create something t o be proud of, " stated sophomore Laura Welsh. " In the long run, float turned out really well and it gave students a chance to get to know people in their own grade better, " said senior Jodi Jerich. As preparations were made out of school at float, students came in with flying colors as they tempo- rarily changed the dress code for a week. Students ' outfits varied from day to day. At first students were wearing their favorite col- lege T-shirts and then changed their attire for 50 ' s-60 ' s day. The girls wore full skirts, bobby socks, and monogrammed sweaters while the boys rolled their jeans up and put on letter sweaters. Hats, along with sunglasses and jerseys were other outfits for spirit week. Finally, students ' displayed the school ' s red and white colors which covered them from their hair to their feet. " A lot of students didn ' t bother to dress up, " stated junior Kristen Komyate. " The traditional spirit week really lacked spirit. " Trying to encourage students, English teacher Mr. Jack Yerkes dug up some of his old clothes for 50 ' s and 60 ' s day. Students remained wearing red and white attire while represent- ing the school in the parade. As the band members stood straight up and loudly broadcasted their instruments, the Drill Team and the Flag Corps were the first to fol- low the music which led the long procession of cars and trucks out Vfter being announced queen, senior Georgia Megremis goes to the sidelines to receive congratulations from her friends junior Dawn Feldman, and seniors Sebine Peterson, and Sally Miller. Culminating over 90 hours of work on 4,000 flowers by 600 hands on each individ- ual float, the Homecoming parade provides the chance for students to show off their handiwork. Coming in first place was the seniors with " Smurf-ette to ' em, " second place was the juniors with " Doo ' Em In " ; and third place with " We ' re Bamn Sweet " was the sophomores, who also took first in the Spirit Award. A ith a pom-pon styled hairdo and a powder-puffed face, junior Debbie McDonough, Deca member, spots a per- spective balloon buyer out of the crowd. Setting the stage for a late night of float construction, seniors work diligently to put together the first place float of " Smurf-ette to ' em. " Ma rk rkers in hand, freshmen Greg Nowak, Lori Anderson, Joyce Kozlowski, and Ryan Gentry put together the decora- tions for the Homecoming dance. The theme of the dance was Saturday Morning Cartoons. s— Spirit spirit comes in all shapes and forms. Mrs. Linda Lemon ' s junior English class chose to brown bag it for the pep rally. Homecoming E ven with a cast on his writing hand, sen- ior Jeff Zawada works overtime to make last minute conversions from the plans he cre- ated to the actual float. 3etting a helping hand from friends ju- niors Floyd Stoner and Tim Carlson, sopho- more Goran Kralj prepares to escort fresh- man princess Susie Higgins in the parade. Hot tputed of the Christian Reformed Church parking lot. As the floats made their final tour and ended the parade, the Speech and Debate Team mem- bers were getting out their secret recipe for their annual chicken barbeque fundraiser. Twelve hun- dred people headed towards the cafeteria for a filling meal before evening ' s major event, the foot- ball game. There was a lot of enthusiasm towards the game with Calumet, but also there was tension as the Homecoming court sat nervously on the sidelines waiting for half- time. Students were also a bit tense as they anticipated the deci- sion of the winning float. With determination to get ahead, the football players domi- nated the field, never giving op- portunity for Calumet to score. " We played really well on both of- fense and defense. We made very few mistakes, " according to head coach Leroy Marsh. The spectators were riled up as the halftime score read 14-0. The Drill Team, Band and Flag Corps gave the players a chance to rest as they started off the halftime pro- ductions. Freshman princess Susie Higgins, along with sophomore Goran Krajl were the first to walk down the field. Next in line came sophomore princess Cathy Labi- tan, accompanied by sophomore Rick Camiga. Junior princess An- drea Petrovich with junior Robert Kish were the last couple to walk down the line before the queen candidates. Senior queen candi- dates were Georgia Megremis, with senior escort Mike Gonzales; Linda Zondor, with senior Dave White; and Kathy Wojcik, accom- panied by senior Rick Blaney. Georgia was crowned queen. Three weeks of hard work was finally going to be recognized by the announcement of the winning float. The Senior Class float was voted the winner with " Smurf- ette to ' em. " Second place finisher was the junior float: " Doo ' em in " with Scooby Doo. Coming in third place, " We ' re Bamn Sweet " was Homecoming Hot spotted the sophomore float of Bamn Bamn. Sophomores didn ' t come out completely behind because they captured the spirit award, which is given for the most enthu- siasm. It was a good evening as the Mustangs were victorious over Calumet with a score of 35-0. Not all students got to recuper- ate from the busy day. Freshmen were pulled out of bed to create murals, favors, and other decora- tions for the dance. Saturday after- noon was quite hectic as students were picking up their flowers, buying film, and getting dressed for the evening. After posing for pictures at their homes, students were ready to kick up their heels and head to- wards the dance floor. Student Government broke the traditional habit of a band with a disc jockey at the dance. " The disc jockey was a lot better than the band because it played the music everyone wanted to hear. More people were dancing at this dance than past dances. " explained junior Kelly Harle. " The D.J. was fantastic and so were the decorations compared to last year, " stated senior Mirko Marich. Overall, the dance was a success according to Student Government sponsor David Spitzer, English teacher. " The turnout was supris- ingly good and we had no financial problems. The prices of the tickets decreased from $12 to $10 from the previous year. As the clock struck 11:30 p.m. some students realized that this was their last Homecoming dance and to others this was the first of many dances which they had ahead of themselves. Raindrops seemed unfortunate to the Senior and Junior Class floats, while the Sophomore Class could have gone through major storms with their plastic-wrapped float. But as in the Saturday morn- ing cartoons, no matter how bad the situation seems, the finishing picture is ideal. All tied and tangled up, juniors Kristen Kellams, Jennifer Dye, Jennifer Miga and Kristen Keen make a crash-landing after completing the threelegged race during the pep rally. Spirit week was picking up during Home- coming as senior Bob Zemitas temporarily changed the color and style of his hair for Red White Day. P utting out one of the 1200 chicken bar- beque dinners, Speech and Debate mem- ber freshman Jeff Strater and mother Mrs. Polite help out with the annual fundraiser. Homecoming court members were freshman princess Susie Higgins, along with sophomore Coran Krajl; sophomore prin- cess Kathy Labitan, accompanied by sopho- more Rick Camiga; and junior princess An- drea Petrovich, with escort junior Bob Kish. Senior queen, Georgia Megremis, along with senior Mike Gonzales. Senior princesses included: Kathy Wojcik, along with escort senior Rick Blaney; Linda Zon- dor and senior escort David White. Homecoming t- a mit the latest When trying to find wh0 ' S gossip, weekend P tudents ask going out with whom, W°H d A d T°? Talking on the phone, whis- pering in class, writing letters, and even doing sign language were methods students em- ployed to communicate with others. Communication was a neccessary part of life since it was impossible to get an idea across without using it. Phone conversations were found to be the most common way to bring two people clos- er together. " Talking on the phone is a great way to get aquainted with a person you like, " stated freshman Julianne Chevigny. Phone conversations weren ' t just helpful for match- making purposes, but for many other things also. Talk- ing on the phone was a relief from homework on a long weeknight. " I think that I do a better job with my homework if I take a break by talking with friends at least every half hour, " explained junior Lisa Layer. Sign language was also a technique students used dur- Ithough study hall does not allow talking, communication can still take place. Seniors Christine Johnson and Lee Gomez find a way to advocate the daily news during third hour. ing classtime to communicate with one another. This was a type of communication where the teacher could not hear the conversation. Students found this method a more humerous and interesting form of com- munication. " Sometimes class lectures got so tiresome that I needed some humor to re- lieve the boredom, " stated sophomore Dan Porter. " Sign language let me talk to people across the room and even out in the hall. " Another popular form of communication among stu- dents during classtime was passing notes. " It was really easy to pass notes during class. Most teachers just thought I was doing homework when I wrote notes, " said junior Carolyn Beiriger. Writing notes was not al- ways the safest way to gossip among friends, though. In many cases, notes could be found by teachers or the op- posite sex. " I was so embar- rassed when I wrote a letter to my friend about a guy I liked, and then I found out that she showed it to him! " exclaimed freshman Jenny Remmers. Outside of school, the weekends were the time when everyone gathered to- gether. Whether it was a mov- ie, a party, or just a friendly get-together, students always found out the latest gossip. " Wherever you were, it was al- ways who ' s going out with who or who broke up with who, " stated junior Kristen Keen. Many take the word " gos- sip " with a negative opinion. " When I hear the word " gos- sip, " I think immediately that I ' m going to hear something bad about that person, " ex- plained senior Robbie Terran- ova. Whether in school or out, passing notes, using sign lan- guage, or talking to friends on the phone, most students found that communication was an important part of their daily life. 16 Communication Ill wound up on the phone, sopho- more Kris Zaun takes a break from her homework to discuss weekend plans with a friend. w ' hile Mr. David Spitzer, English teacher, watches over the other side of the room, junior Peter Langendorff pays close attention to junior Kristen Komyatte as he catches up on the lat- est gossip. I aking advantage of running into each other on the street, juniors Kris- tin Keen and Eric Elman find out each others ' evening plans. Communication Each day hundreds of students walk through the various hallways. It was easy to overlook the minor details which contributed to the design of the school. These are only a few of the trivial aspects which had gone unre- cognized throughout the monotony of the year — guess what they are. Trivia B e ii eve [t Q r Not Friday night had finally ar- rived, along with some bad news. There weren ' t any good movies playing, all the pro- grams on T.V. were stupid, and nobody was having people over. So the girls got together and were just talking about trivial matters. Who actually realized that 2,640 feet trudged through 18 endless hallways each day? And why do we have 1,713 lockers for only 1,320 people? Maybe it was a result of the declining enrollment from 1983. The building might not have seemed large, but on the average, it took 621 spaces to walk to the farthest point of the south building to the far- thest point of the north. This was a prime excuse for the 9 or 10 people a day who received y fter taking an indepth look at all of the trite things in the school, one can see that the overall result is a unique atmosphere. An active group of students pass through the com- mons area, the most centralized part of the building. detentions for tardiness. Then there were those who re- versed the adage to " It is bet- ter never than late. " These ap- proximately 300 students were absent in a grading peri- od. The present numerical fig- ures might have seemed trite, but the history behind it all was intriguing. Although Munster High School opened in 1964, girls were unable to participate in athletics until 1970-71. But, the teams were good throughout the school ' s years of existence; 59 confer- ence titles were attained, along with 42 sectional titles, and 10 state titles. Sports were not the only significant information as the girls dug deeper into the his- tory of the school. Who would have ever thought that the school nickname came from the Ford Mustang? And all those years everyone sang the school song, no one knew that a Wilbur Wright Science Teacher named Arlene Wal- ters wrote it. And where did the school get its colors from? Red and white were the chea- pest color uniforms and in the beginning, MHS was operat- ing on a low budget. During those fall Friday nights watch- ing football games each year, did anyone think about the field? It was named after Bar- ney Hill who contributed money towards the football field and was a devoted fan. Even though Munster High School was considered an im- portant landmark in the town, there was a lot to learn about Munster in general. Looking back 100 years, it would have been possible to find Ridge Road, a major street, was once the end of Lake Michigan. Land was the only existence and Indian remnants were found nearby. But much has changed and this little town situated 25 miles from one of the nation ' s major cities, Chi- cago, has exceeded a popula- tion of over 20,000. At the end of November, 1976, an artist by the name of Fred Holly de- signed three statues which symbolized Munster. It was a Bicentennial tribute devoted by the Rotary Club. Thousands of cars each day drove by the corner of Ridge Road and Co- lumbia Avenue and were completely oblivious to the three metal statues of the indi- an, the farmer, and the steel worker, which exemplified the transformation of our town. What was a town without famous people? The late Frank Reynolds who was a corre- spondent for ABC News once lived in Munster. Another famous media person is Linda Yu who also was a Munsterite. Trivial information doesn ' t seem like it can affect anyone specifically. But it can cause a person to think when standing in line for lunch. He is one of the 231,543 people who ate 93,600 pizzas, 112,000 cook- ies, and 311,174 cartons of milk during the course of a year. meiunoj Sui uijp aqi jo luojjoq n. SMopujM uinuoppne 0L asnoqppq aqi jo jooj $ sua| JojDajojd g po| joop •£ ja eads uioajaju; g asoq ajq S Jauadjeqs |puad u;s f juaA 8ui -leaq z aujqaeoj SujpuaA j :sjaAASuy Trivia The earlybird wakes with the sun while the night rider pushes the midnight hour. Students flip for While the earlybirds set their alarms for 5 a.m. and or- ganized themselves by leaving a whole hour to study for their test, the night owls crammed every bit of essential informa- tion into their heads before the clock hit 1 a.m. While go- ing from the extremes, many people seem to do certain ac- tivities better at specific times of the day. Studying to some was one of those activities that had to be accomplished before the night was over. Whether it took a person until 1 a.m., it would have been done. " I can usually concentrate much bet- ter late at night because it is so quiet and there are no inter- ruptions from the t.v., " stated senior Christine Johnson. But for those who had to be asleep by 9 p.m., early morning studying was the best way to remember the material. " I have to study early in the morning because I have such a short memory, " commented junior Julie Calvert. Although shopping could be time consuming, one was usually able to make time for it. Some activities, due to school, had to be done either early in the morning or at night, for instance, the dilem- ma of picking out the right outfit for school. Mothers would always say, " Lay your clothes out the night before! " To some this was the best way to save time in the morning. " If I didn ' t decide what I was going to wear the night be- fore, I usually arrived late to school, " said senior Marcy Lang. But to others it made no difference. " It really didn ' t matter if I already knew what I was going to wear because I would usually just throw something on in the morn- ing, " explained senior Chuck Hanas. Another way to save time before school was to take a shower the night before in- stead of in the morning. " It was much easier to take a shower the night before be- cause it gave me extra time to sleep, " stated senior Jodi Jer- ich. " I had to take a shower in the morning or I felt really dis- gusting all day long, " com- mented sophomore Laurie Lieser. While the interference of school made some choose to do certain things in the morn- ing or night, little chores around the house would most likely be completed at a cer- tain time of the day. The ever so dreaded task of walking the dog would have some awaken to the sunrise, or to others, the smell of a crisp evening. " I would much rather walk the dog in the morning because I felt so much more alive throughout the day, " ex- plained freshman Jay Dye. Ac- cording to senior Chris Ca- mino, " Walking the dog at night was a lot better than the morning because it was a chance to take a break and get out of the house. " So whether it was the early- risers who would rather do their tasks in the morning, or the late night workers, it did not matter, the job got done. Z-ooking fir the perfect outfit, junior Lisa Hurubean organizes herself the night before by laying her clothes out for the next day of school. S; laying up into the early hours of the morning, senior Karl Hand tries to keep his eyes open as he reads h is gov- ernment book for a test. Morning Night Life I aking a break before starting her never ending nightlife, which consists of four hours of homework, junior Melissa Jacobo plays with her 14 year old friend, Penny. W: r aking up before the sunrise, sophomore Laurie Lieser fulfills a morning chore by taking her dog Magnum out for a walk around the neighborhood. Morning Night Life the week, not end i Sod «« ' " Beginning orov ide a it. weekend P event f U f . ■ • B-Pv-E°A°K What better way was there to start off the week than by spending it with friends on the weekend? Although it was the common belief that Saturday and Sunday ended the week, they were really preparing people for Monday morning by providing exciting or relax- ing activities. The weekend could have been a time when one could sleep in, relax, or just enjoy himself. " I looked forward to the weekend because it was a break from school, and a time that I could be with my friends, " explained freshman Julie Bacino. While some sat around and relaxed during the weekend, others had responsibilities and obligations to fulfill. " I didn ' t have much free time on the weekends because I was work- ing at my dad ' s office a lot of the time, " stated sophomore Neil Rosario. As many students might have found their weekends with no free time and too fter a long tiring day, sophomore Jay Potasnik and junior Lynette Thompson grab a quick bite to eat at Wendy ' s. Students had awaited the Dec. 18 opening of Wendy ' s to pro- vide a new alternative to fast food. many responsibilities, others found themselves with no re- sponsibilities and too much free time. " The weekends can sometimes be really boring if you don ' t have money to go shopping or to see a movie, " complained junior Lori Kobus. " A lot of my weekends are spent cleaning house or doing homework. " Starting off the week with a really fantastic weekend or a really dull, boring, uneventful one could usually determine the outcome of the week. There were many different opinions of the perfect dream weekend. " My perfect week- end was taking the train down to Chicago and going shop- ping on Saturday, and even just bumming around with my friends on Sunday, " stated freshman Andrea Roy. While some enjoyed relax- ing on weekends, others liked a more serious weekend. " My perfect weekend was spend- ing my Saturday afternoon at a speech meet, placing well and finishing my homework or go- ing to a movie with a friend on Sunday, " explained junior Ju- lie Pardell. Those people who partici- pated in sports found that spare time was rare. Practice, meets, or games were a big part of an athlete ' s weekend. " My Saturdays were all dedi- cated to swimming. We had either practices or meets ev- ery Saturday of the season, " said senior Mike Gonzales. Whether spending the weekend working, relaxing, or simply having fun, most found the two days an enjoyable time for rest and relaxation. Most of all, they found it a break from the usual hectic weekday schedule, and an ex- citing way to start off the week! On7 of the many treats people en- joy on the weekends is having the op- portunity to turn off and ignore the blare of the alarm clock. Junior Kevin Zaun wastes the morning as he sleeps until the early afternoon. 22 Weekends 1 aking time out from the football game, freshmen Mary Blaesing and Kathy Nisiewicz, take advantage of the snow while having an old fashioned snowball fight. I ulfilling a weekend obligation, ju- nior Greg Zabrecky and sophomore Chris Shaver attend Sunday mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. i Leaves from green to brown , clothes from cotton to wool; all parts of the seasonal Red and brown leaves, fluffy white snowflakes, green grass, pink flowers, and radiant yel- low sunshine were colors of the seasons and colors which brought good and bad feelings to students as the seasons changed. While the trees were gradu- ally turning from the fresh green to the autumn colors of red, gold, and brown, anxious students began to prepare themselves with new fall clothes and new schedules for the upcoming school year. " Fall is one of my favorite sea- sons because I love buying my new school clothes and seeing old friends that I hadn ' t seen all summer, " stated junior Sherry Soltis. In addition to the shopping and the new school year that came with the fall season, oth- ers took advantage of the cooler weather for outdoor activities. " I love to go fall fish- ing because the weather is I aking advantage of the beginning of summer, senior Mike Watson leaves his car in the garage and takes out his bike. Bike riding served as a twofold purpose, exercise as well as time in the warm weather. d A d N°G d E never too hot or too cold, " ex- plained junior Bill Pavich. As the fall season drew to an end, Jack Frost arrived with the cold weather. When the fluffy, white snow began to cover the ground, winter coats, the flu, and frost-bitten noses appeared. Although some looked at winter from a negative opinion of cold and sickness, others looked more optimistically. " I love big snowfalls because it is a fun time to go skiing or snowmo- biling, " stated junior Jen Dye. Although the snow gave a chance for many to play in it, it was a laborious, hard task for others. " I really dread when there are heavy snowfalls be- cause I have to shovel our driveway every time it snows, " complained junior Dave Render. As the cold weather faded away and warmer breezes came in to melt the snow from the long winter, spring arrived with blooming flowers, green grass, and noisy birds. " Spring was the best time of year be- cause it meant warmer weath- er, and most of all it meant that school was almost over! " said senior Mary Kottaras. Contradicting this state- ment, senior Danielle Gill ex- plained, " I really didn ' t like spring too much because it was the time for all the spring cleaning. " Among many high school students, summer was found to be the favorite of all four seasons. It was a time when ev- eryone switched from sweat- shirts and jeans to their new summer bathing suits. " Sum- mer was the time when I have no worries. I loved just bum- ming by a pool or going to the beach! " exclaimed sopho- more Wendy Beckman. Whether it was fall, winter, spring, or summer, there were always different kinds of ac- tivities and chores. 24 Seasons V lasing after her dog, Checa, in Stewart Park, junior Melissa Jacobo bundles up for a long walk to obtain some fresh air and exercise despite the cold winds. s the last remains of winter snow melts away, seniors Nancy Yang, Jen- nifer Richwine, Peggy Rippey, and Kristen Cook welcome the spring weather with a game of frisbee on their school lunch hour. Enjoying the cold winter season, ju- nior Jessica Efron and brother Matt, sophomore, get their frustrations out as they have and old-fashioned snow- ball fight. Seasons fa mil v and friends an ■■■ According to the dictionary meaning, a holiday was a day of freedom from labor; or a day of leisure and recreation. Many students saw a holiday as anything from a snow day off school to a weeklong spring break in Florida. Agreeing with this state- ment, freshman Stephanie Ro- gan commented, " I really like any holiday because it ' s a break from the usual routine. " Everyone had his own per- sonal opinion about a favorite holiday. " Thanksgiving has al- ways been my favorite of all holidays. First, the annual Tur- key-Bowl football game is on every year; and secondly, tur- key, cranberry sauce, and stuffing are all my very favor- ites! " exclaimed senior Tim Feeney. Another favorite choice was one that signified a shift in sea- sons. " Easter is the best holi- day! Aside from the Easter Bunny, I love it because when it comes, I know springtime is really here and all of that cold weather is gone, " said junior Amy Lamott. Some thought that holidays were a tradition and should have been spent with close family members. " I think that holidays were meant to be spent with family. They were one of the few times I spent with my family. Also, it was an important tradition that we all gather together each holi- day, " stated Amy. Christmas, Easter, Hanuk- kah, Thanksgiving, Valentine ' s Day, Independence Day, St. Patrick ' s Day and Halloween were the standard holidays ev- eryone knew of; but a holiday could be more than just wait- ing for Santa Claus to come down the chimney, dressing up as a favorite hero or villain, or stuffing one ' s face with gobbles of turkey. Some stu- f aking part in the Halloween fes- tivities, senior Jim Giorgio paints on a scary face as he works in the Merrill- ville Jaycees ' haunted house. eparing for a festive evening, ju- nior Dawn Feldman celebrates Ha- nukkah by lighting the menorah. Each day of Hanukkah a candle is lit in re- memberance of past events. dents considered any day free from school, such as a snow day, to be a major holiday. " I love snow days because I can just sleep-in and lay around all day. It ' s a great time to catch up on all the soaps, too, " explained freshman Jen- nifer Vanderhook. Another interpretation of the word " holiday " was vaca- tion. Fall, winter, or spring break provided time for many families to flee to Florida, Cali- fornia, or the Bahamas. " We usually go to Florida during spring break. I really don ' t care where we go as long as it ' s away from Munster, " said sophomore Matt Efron. No matter what holiday it was or what luxuries were re- ceived, holidays were a special time for everyone. Most of all, they provided people with a time to relax and do whatever they chose to do. Holidays W: ' hile some use their snow days to stay in and relax, junior Lisa Zucker and sophomore Matt Efron take ad- vantage of their snow holiday by play- ing in the snow. Gfetting in the spirit, seniors Mona EINaggar and Joan Kiernan decorate the tree in the Publications Room with streamers, pop cans, pica rulers, and film canisters. In order to please all religions in the Pub, the Journalism staff created a " Chrisannukah " tree. 5reaking up second hour on Valen- tine ' s Day, sophomore Jen Fraser re- ceives a carnation from a friend, com- plete with a charms lollipop and Valentine message. Holidays Being a perfect gentleman to the rescue, senior Jeff Zawada assists his date senior Rachel Chua to a thirst quenching glass of punch after a fast paced dance. W ith the lights and attention drawn to them, sophomore Leanne Suter and senior Jay Crunewald are one of the six lucky cou- ples picked randomly out of a hat to share a spotlight dance. Freshman Tracy Silverman presents them with a participation prize. Winter Formal -IN THE SPOTLIGHT women, months came and wearing wool sweaters, warm pants, and heavy boots was com- mon place; but in this kind of bliz- zard, shedding warm clothes and putting on sophisticated dresses, sharp suits, and dancing shoes was a real treat. Sponsored by the cheerleaders, the first annual Snowball dance re- placed the usual winter turnabout, formerly sponsored by a non- profit community organization called Chi Kappa Chi, which don- ated their funds to charities. The evening started at 8 p.m., and peo- ple didn ' t stop dancing until 11 p.m. The dance took place in the cafeteria, instead of an out-of- school hall. There were many ad- vantages and disadvantages to- wards having the dance at the school. " I liked the dance being in the cafeteria because it was close and easy to get to, and you have more time to do what you want after the dance, " stated sopho- more Rick Kumiega. Contrasting this view, junior Kristin Keen ex- nd the next couple will be . . . sopho- more Rhonda Pool and seniors loan Kier- nan and Kathy Wojcik announce the next couple to be featured as one of the six in the spotlight dance. plained " Snowball was just like Homecoming. Before, turnabout was always something different because it was away from the school, but now it ' s very similar to the Homecoming dance. " Another important change was the switch from a band to a disk jockey. " The music from a dj is continuous, and you can request anything you want to hear, " stated senior Tim Feeney. Similarly, " Bands sometimes aren ' t too great, because they don ' t play music the way everyone wants to hear it, " added freshman Sue Anaszewicz. With all these changes, one thing remained the same. This was a turnabout dance. As the roles were reversed, girls found out the difficulty that guys have asking girls out. " Now I do see how tough guys have it, because it took me a week to get up enough nerve to just ask my date to the Snowball dance, " explained freshman Susie Higgins. One of the highlights of the evening included the drawing of six couples ' names from a hat for the spotlight dance, which took the place of the annual homecom- ing court dance. Although there was some trouble getting the cou- ples on the floor, playing of the theme song, " You ' re All I Need, " lured them out. A new idea was tried to prevent the hassles of standing in a long line for pictures. As the couples walked in the door, they were handed a ticket with a number on it to tell them when the picture would be taken. The numbers were announced over the loud speaker. " I though the numbers were a great idea because I did not have to wait in line for one hour, like I did for prom, " commented Tim. Others didn ' t notice the differ- ence, " I didn ' t think it worked out because I never even knew about the numbers, " remarked sopho- more Kristy Dunn. The turnout at the dance seemed a success as 213 tickets were sold. " I was pleased with the number of couples that attended the dance. We had to borrow money to pay for the decorations and the dj, but we made a reason- able profit, " explained cheerlead- ing sponsor Mrs. Linda Scheffer, home-economics teacher. Through the changes in spon- sorship, location, music, and pic- tures, students learned a new meaning for a snowball. One that doesn ' t always create an image of a cold, round object. F or rest and relaxation senior Dawn Med- lin and date Kevin Smith move away from the action to spend a few brief moments with each other. Winter Formal -WARMING UP TO 0 lotion fumes pen- the air and students wearing beach hats, sunglasses, and even zinc oxide on their noses filled the corridors. Seeing all this, one would have even thought it was the summer- time. Too bad it was only Feb. 25. No, people weren ' t donning shorts in the middle of winter just to be different. They were partici- pating in Beach Day, which kicked off Winter Spirit Week, coinciding with the sectional basketball game. Many welcomed the change of pace. " I enjoyed dressing up for Beach Day the best, because it made me realize that summer was right around the corner, " stated senior Carol Beckman. Roaring 20 ' s day found students as gangsters and flappers, wearing pinstriped suits, dark sunglasses, and carrying machine guns. " I think that people enjoy dressing up because it shows a sense of freedom and personality, " said ju- nior Tara Goebel. Teachers demonstrated their school spirit by getting in costume too. " It was nice to see the stu- dents see the teachers in a differ- ent way, and for the teachers to see the different sides of the kids, " commented English teacher Mr. David Spitzer. The future was foretold seeing many students put on uniforms for future occupation day. Junior Lynne Carter was an exception to the norm of doctors, nurses, and a few priests. " I wore an extermina- tor uniform because my brother had the suit, and I thought no one else would come to school as an exterminator. " Another costume was a more conventional one. " I didn ' t feel like getting dressed that morning, so I decided to go as a housewife, which is not my future ambtion, " said junior Kelly Harle. To enthuse the team before the game against Merillville, a spirit- raising pep rally was held. Pulling their weight against the seniors, the juniors took first place in the tug of war, as the freshman and sophomore teams were disquali- fied. The result for the teachers for losing to the students in the bas- ketball relay, was a sticky one. A cream pie was thrown in each of the teacher ' s faces by one of the students. " We wanted the stu- dents to realize that teachers are just as crazy, " stated Mr. Spitzer. As the crowd quieted down, the senior prince, Jay Grunewald, and his court junior Lewis Hansen, sophomore Andy Zeman, and freshman Tim Sannito were an- nounced, and took a final walk down the red carpet. So even though it was cold and wet outside, inside the spirit from the students radiated like the scorching sun. A earing sunglasses, binoculars, zinc oxide on his nose, and carrying a beach ball, senior Dale Matasovsky participates in Beach Day, which kicked off Winter Spirit Week. As the crowd quiets down, the senior King Jay Grunewald takes the chair, and his court sophomore Andy Zeman, freshman Tim Sannito, and junior Lewis Hansen take their place around the King ' s chair. Showing their spirit by building a pyra- mid during the sectional basketball game, varsity cheerleaders are given help by the spirit lifters and the Munster Mustang. This spirit helped to advance the Mustangs throughout sectional week. Winter Spirit Week P ulling their weight against the seniors, juniors Susie Hackett and Connie Boyden help in the winning of first place in the tug of war during the pep rally. Zaught in a sticky situation was the result for foods teacher, Mrs. Linda Scheffer, as she receives a pie in the face from junior Andrea Petrovich for losing to the students in the basketball relay. Winter Spirit Week fter threatening to expose Dracula ' s true plan to take Lucy as his bride, Arthur Holmwood, played by junior Mike Cos- tello, is put under a spell by Dracula, played by sophomore Andy Sherman. X o calm their nerves while waiting for a cue backstage, sophomore Tyrah Fulker- son, juniors Cindy Kopenec, Larry Boege, Mike Costello, and senior Dave Szala relax as they go over their lines one last time. Fall Play Zaught in a web of mystery, Jonathon Harker, played by junior Jim Harrison, tries to create a major plan to expose Dracula ' s true identity. w ith much concentration on his future meal, senior Dave Szala prepares to eat the flies in his hands. Dave played the role of Renfield, a psychopath who resorted to consuming insects. 8:13 p.m. HALLOWEEN O CVlCt’ one leading lady two weeks ' before the play opened, having the other show up on crutches the day of dress re- hearsal, and forgetting the inter- mission on opening night caused some to think the cast of Dracula was under a curse. Things didn ' t seem to be goin quite tne way everyone expecte Everything was going smoothly until two weeks before the play, when senior Joan Horvat, who was to play the role of Lucy Seward, was suddenly overtaken by a medical problem. This problem was soon resolved by senior Jodi Jerich, who was also practicing to play the part of Lucy Seward. Al- though tne role of Lucy Seward was a dominant character in the play, the thought of not includin this role came across when Joe Jerich hobbled on crutches to dress rehearsals. " I had injured my leg playing volleyball ana I really wasn ' t sure I could participate in the play, " stated Jodi. " It seemed almost impossible but in the end it worked because my character was supposed to be weak and sick. " Once again the cast of Dracula overcame another obstacle. But before everyone could say it was perfect, one more minor diffi- culty occurred during the produc- tion. The people that were run- ning the curtains accidentally missed an intermission, leaving the cast in a complete shamble. " I was nearly half dressed when some- body told me my next scene was up. I had no idea we missed the intermission, " commented senior Robbie Terranova. the unusually large cast. The fall play had been double casted, al- lowing certain students to per- form two of the nights and the others to perform four nights. " It came in handy when one person couldn ' t perform one of the nights, " stated Sashi Sekar. " It gave a great number of stu- dents the opportunity to partici- pate in the play, " explained Mr. Gregg Ladd, director of Dracula and drama teacher. With the use of a double cast, the play itself involved the attempt of Dracula, played by senior Chris Davlantes and sophomore Andy Sherman, to seek victims outside of London. Dracula leaves his home land in the Carpathian mountains to find new victims outside of London. Dracula chooses Ms. Lucy Seward, played by senior Jodi Jerich, daughter of the owner of the town, to be his next bride. In hopes of saving Miss Lucy from being a creature of the night, Dr. Seward, played by ju- niors Wade Van Orman and Larry Boege, calls Professor Van Helsing to his aid. By stringing garlic buds and wolf ' s hair about the house, Professor Van Helsing is able to force Dracula to flee to his coffin for 100 years. After destroying the five coffins of Dracula ' s wives, the professor, with the aid of Lucy ' s fiancee and father, is able to de- stroy Dracula at Carfax Castle. Despite all of the difficulties which took place, the play overall was a success. " I feel the play was a great success because tne actors and actresses portrayed their characters well, and our accents were good. Also, we had big crowds all four nights, " said Mr. Ladd. " There were roughly 900 tickets sold for the play. " This was Mr. Ladd s first year di- recting plays and teaching drama. " It was a great learning experience studying under Mr. Lada, " stated freshman Eric Diamond. The beginning of Dracula, which opened at 8:13 on Hallow- een night, might have been under a great curse, but at the end the spell had been broken. A ith flashlight in hand, senior Nancy Yang attempts to catch up on last minute homework during a break in rehearsal. As the result of everyday practices, Nancy stretched for time to finish her homework. Fall Play UNIQUE CAST, SET 7 a iay a step back in time to the roaring days of the 20 ' s, the cast members of " The Sting " prepared for four weeks to do their best to portray the lives of many in the early 1900 ' s. The play consisted of villains, heroes, drifters, con artists, pick- pockets, and gamblers who gam- bled, stole, and exchanged mon- ey. Johnny Hooker, played by sen- ior Chris Davlantes and Henry Gondorff, played by sophomore Blaise Polite, schemed to con the villain Doyle Lonnegan, played by junior Charley Shoemaker, through a series of interwined schemes. Constant action filled the stage which intrigued students. " I really liked this play because it was dif- ferent from the others with all the constant action, " commented sophomore Mike Autry. Others enjoyed it for another reason. " The play kept me inter- ested the whole time because of the suspense and confusion, " said sophomore Rick Kumiega. " The Sting " had an unusually large cast that provided stage posi- tions for many students. Having a cast of 41 members caused many .Johnny Hooker, played by senior Chris Davlantes, successfully makes the switch and steals $3000 from Motolla, played by junior Craig Bomberger, as Luther, played by junior Jim Smick, carries out his part in the farce. Spring Play disadvantages as well as advan- tages. " Many times people in my scenes couldn ' t show up for re- hearsal, and that made it really hard to rehearse lines, " explained junior Penny Lantz. Another problem of a large cast was the lack of organization. " Be- cause there were so many people, there was always mass chaos at re- hearsal and especially opening night, " stated junior Lisa Layer. Although there were some dis- advantages of having a large cast, there were also some big advan- tages. " I met so many new people doing the play. Also, it gave every- one who wanted to a chance to participate on stage, " said junior Connie Boyden. With so many different events going on at once, the actors and actresses had to freeze in position while the spotlight was elsewhere. This meant that the sets were out of the ordinary. The entire stage was divided to symbolize different scenes. A spotlight shone on a cer- tain area when the action was oc- curing there. In order to aid the cast in their freeze position, sophomore Aaron Krevitz played the piano. Al- though it was created to help the cast, it led to major confusion on the Saturday night performance when he could not be there. " When Aaron couldn ' t be there to play the piano, it showed lack of flow in continuity in our perfor- mance, " explained Assistant di- rector, Mrs. Renee Kouris, English teacher. Opening on Feb. 28, the play was supposed to run through March 2. When the basketball team had a Sectional victory, the play was extended until Sunday. Selling approximately 450 tickets, Mrs. Kouris stated, " The turnout was quite good considering the fact that we were scheduled in the midst of Sectionals and our Friday night performance was postponed until Sunday. " Aside from the mishaps that came from the unusually large cast, the interruption of Section- als, and one night of a missing pi- ano player, the actors ' cons stung the arousing interests of their au- dience. C Tetting through the toughest part of the play, auditions, sophomores Heather Van Vactor and Tyrah Fulkerson are hand- ed a script from Drama director, Mr. Greg Ladd. 34 Illegally setting up a scheme, Rhonda Gar- field, played by junior Connie Boyden, seeks the perfect location for Kid Twist, played by junior Bob Kish, and Ivy Niles, played by sophomore Cathy Cak to pull off their con job. Bad luck strikes once again as Floyd played by junior David Geyer, nervously explains to Doyle Lonnegan, played by ju- nior Charley Shoemaker that $3000 had just been stolen from him. Senior Scot Gray and junior Jack Jennings, Lonnegan ' s body- guards, stand by to protect him. Spring Play GAMBLING, SAVING f betting, and ng sites, that was the male ' s occupation; sing- ing, dancing, and even saving souls, that was the female ' s job. Both roles were portrayed in the May 2, 3, and 4 production of " Guys and Dolls, " which encoun- tered several changes along the way. The play incorporated the themes of romromance, religion, and risk. The romance part is the love story of gambler Nathan De- troit, played by junior Charley Shoemaker, and dancer Miss Ad- elaide, played by junior Heather Vanvactor and the love story of gambler Sky Masterson, played by senior Chris Davlantes, and mis- sion worker Sarah Brown, played by junior Cindy Kopenec. But as in any relationship, things are not too smooth, but rather bumpy. The religious tones enter into this because Sarah works for the Save-A-Soul mission, which works to deliver the underpriveledged of the world. To her, Nathan, Sky, and all their cohorts were in de- sparate need of rescue, from the ight club performers strut their stuff for the audience. Among the Hot Box Girls are sophomore Cheryl Cooper, senior Car- ol Beckman, sophomores Jenny Koo, and Heather VanVactor. Q K_2eeing each other eye to eye, Adelaide played by Heather VanVactor, tries to con- vince Nathan Detroit, played by Charley Shoemaker, that they should marry. Musical third theme, risk. Nathan and Sky are infamous gamblers who will bet on anything, even if Sky can take Sarah to Havana for a day. Na- than doesn ' t think he can so he bets 1000 dollars that Sky ' s charm won ' t win over Sarah ' s prim per- sonality. He needs the money to finance a floating craps game, which causes problems between him and Miss Adleaide who spends her time performing with the Hot Box Girls. As always, there is a happy end- ing for all. Nathan and Miss Ad- elaide are married, Sky and Sarah are married, Sarah saves a dozen souls, Nathan ' s sidekick Nicely- Nicely, played by senior Mike Watson, has his soul saved, and in their last crap game, Nathan and Sky are able to win some money to support their new wives to be. One major change in the pro- duction was an unexpected switch in the casting. Chris assumed the lead role of Sky. In the chorus, seniors John Higgins and John Owen as well as juniors Louis Chronowski and Rich Davis took the new positions. " Because the replacements were such dedicated workers, re- hearsals went on just as they did before the change, " stated chor- eographer Susan Doherty, Wilbur Wright Middle School physical education teacher. With the help of Mr. Gregg Ladd, technical director, the stage was set f or " Guys and Dolls " to be performed in front of professional scenery. " The scenery was won- derful. Mr. Ladd is a resident ge- nius, " exclaimed Mr. Richard Holmberg, musical director. As with any action, practice made perfect. " I think the pro- duction was a big success .The play got better each time they per- formed, " stated Mr. Holmberg. Overall, the actors seemed pleased. " I think the show went well. We had a good size crowd each night. Also, the cast really got along well, we were all like one big family, " stated Cindy. So for Nathan, Adelaide, Sky, and Sarah, gambling and saving souls proved to be a match made in heaven. In anticipation of the next horse race sen- ior Mike Watson and sophomore Randy Crudzinksi show their enthusiasm as they dance in the opening number. IVlaking a deal to recruit members to Save-A-Soul in exchange for dinner in Ha- vana, senior Chris Davlantes hands junior Cindy Kopenec his written promise. In order to come up with a place to hold their craps game, senior Mike Watson and sophomore Randy Crudzinksi suggest their idea to their boss, played by junior Charley Shoemaker. Musical BEATING THE CLOCK FOR 7 insanity prevailed as students raced home from a full day of school to prepare for the Junior Class ' s “Crazy for You " Prom, on Friday, May 10 at the Wicker Park Social Center. Hopes of spending an entire day either laying in the sun and cap- turing a tan for one ' s evening at- tire or running last minute errands for the weekend ' s events were all shattered as Prom was held on Fri- day night for the first time. A Friday night Prom had its ad- vantages and disadvantages. “One of the main reasons Prom was held on Friday night was that it was the only night the Wicker Park Social Center was available, " stated ju- nior Charley Shoemaker, Junior Class President. “Having Prom on Friday night was great because we had the whole weekend to do things, " ex- plained senior Jennifer Richwine. Others opposed for reasons ranging from not enough time to get ready to the exhaustion from an entire day of school. “It ' s way too hard to go to school the whole day and then try to get ready for a long evening, " commented junior Steve Grim. A Friday night Prom did prove to be successful as many enjoyed the decor of the Wicker Park So- cial Center. “It was one of the ni- cest places to hold a dressy affair. It was also very convenient for stu- dents to drive there, added senior Jackie Ostrowski. “Having the dance at Wicker Park was a great idea. The whole atmosphere of the place really added to the dance, " stated junior Kristen Keen. Decked out in rented tuxes and new gowns, 214 couples entered the doorsat 7:30 p.m., anticipating what the night would bring. A gourmet buffet was being served throughout the night and many thought that the great chef ' s of Eu- rope were preparing the dinner. " The food was excellent. It is hard to believe the difference in the food we eat in the cafeteria and the dinner that night, " said senior Carol Beckman. Since the buffet line was serving most of the night, students who were waiting to have their pictures taken were insured some food after their delay in line. " The lines were extremely long and people kept getting in and out of line. It was very disorganized, " explained junior Eric Elman. Students found an intermission from dinner and picture taking to grab their date and hit the ever- so-crowded dance floor. Music was provided by the Music Ma- chine, a disc jockey. " Although the dance floor was extremely crowded, the D.J. was great be- cause there were no breaks and more people seemed to dance, " senior Chuck Hanas exclaimed. As all things must come to an end, so did the dance. At 12:30 a.m. students went their separate ways for late night activities. Post- Prom was non-existent and this gave many the choice of doing things on their own. " I ' m glad that there wasn ' t a Post-Prom because I was able to get together with all my friends and go to the beach, " commented junior Chris Preslin, It was finally time to catch a few hours of shut eye and dates went home with the words " to be con- ] efreshments were available as junior Andy Cleland, along with his non-Munster friends, form a line to get some punch. " A " hile waiting in the picture line, sen- iors Tony Andello and Mirko Merich take time out to discuss the next day ' s plans. 38 Prom Taking a breather from a room full of dancers, junior Sue Pierson and her date, senior Dave Cerajewski decide to relax and catch a few minutes of fresh air. D efinitely " Crazy For You, " senior Terry Przybysz and date Brian Smith enjoy a fast dance away from the crowd. Prom 39 corn. tinued. " The sequel started bright and early the same day and great weather was the special touch. Some found relaxation at the beach or at a friend ' s cottage, while others, full of energy, hit Marriots Great America. “All of us went to Great America and had a great time. By the time we got home, we were so exhaust- ed, " explained sophomore Mike Autry. “The next day was a lot of fun because everyone was back to T- shirts and shorts and was ready to lay out at the beach, " senior Dave Steiner explained. Whatever activities students chose to do, overall, the weekend proved to be successful. “I felt the dance went really well; students seemed to be having a good time, and there weren ' t any problems, " commented Junior Class Sponsor Mr. Don Fortner, Business Teach- er. As the madness of the weekend diminished, students put them- selves back into the routine of school with strains of Madonna ' s " Crazy for You " echoing in their ears and memories of a Friday night Prom remaining in their minds. 40 Prom Dressing alike, senior Jeff Witham and his date Mary Blaine wear unisex outfits while setting a new trend. . .11 aboard the train, senior Kim Walker, junior John Hibler and sophomore Dave Ensley get down to the beat of the Music Machine, disc jockey for the dance. (jTourmet dining hit the buffet line as senior Dale Matasowsky and date Lori Nees take their pick at a variety of foods. n V aught in the act, junior Mark Surufka removes Kathy Slattery ' s garter in a corner of the Wicker Park Social Center. Prom 41 I n an attempt to insure that her cap will stay on for the whole ceremony, senior Mary Siavelis squeezs in among her fellow graduates to look in the mirror and check to see if her hair looks right. X rying to get herself together before tak- ing her seat in the Auditorium, senior Jill Janott puts in another bobby pin before connecting the Velcro on her gown. Vccepting a handshake and a diploma, senior Jenny Durham is congratulated by School Board member Mrs. Linda Hess. 42 Graduation - SUPER SUNDAY ycuie 9, for many, signified the first Sunday of summer. But for 369 seniors, it was not only the end of their high school careers, but the beginning of their climb up a new education ladder. With flowing gowns, tilted caps, and sweaty palms, the seniors braved the heat of the fieldhouse and heard several speeches from administrators and honored stu- dents before actually receiving their diplomas. Valedictorian Mona ElNaggar addressed the assembly first, dis- cussing how the seniors had over- come a variety of adversities to reach the top. Now that they had reached the climax, they had to go onward. " It ' s our turn now, " she said. After a medley of reminiscent songs, Salutatorian Jeff Zawada took the podium to walk the graduates through a collage of the events of the past four years. He ended with, " We may no longer be a part of MHS, but MHS will always be a part of us. " Holding the red leather-bound diplomas, the seniors realized ex- actly how final the moment was. Several had mixed emotions about the event that lasted 74 minutes. " I ' d go through it again if I could, " said senior Andy Man- sueto. " It was great. " However, some disagreed. " It was an experience of a lifetime, " stated senior Mitchie Jacobo. " But it ' s time to move on. " The impact of graduation took time to really sink in. " I freaked out when they called us ' alumni, ' " said senior Tad Taylor. With the added bonus of two extra days off after negotiating with the School Board for a Senior Week, the weekend was off to a good start. Adding to the excite- ment was the news that the base- ball team had won the East Chica- go Regional championship, with a 6-5 victory over Andrean on Sat- urday, to advance to the Michigan City Semi-State. With diplomas in hand, gowns turned in, and pictures posed for, the graduating Class of 1985 walked through the doors of MHS for a final time, to go forth and celebrate their ending and look forward to a new beginning. Lending a hand, senior Jodi Jerich moves senior Peggy Rippey ' s tassel from the left to the right side before graduation as the left signifies graduation. Reliving he memorable events that led up to this day, Salutatorian Jeff Zawada recalls the time that the students participated in a game of " Assassin. " Graduation 43 fX | r i is y v« • ' 1 Wilf 1 1 L- . Winning answer. Anxiously waiting tp find out if she had the right answer and won, sophomore Jenine Pesti- kas stands, with chalk and eraser, ready to write her next answer on the board. Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris, Spanish teacher, often conducted these " board races. " in an attempt to train the students to be able to quickly conjugate verbs. It’s here, there and everywhere It was tangible, straightforward, legible, visible, colorful, informative, fun, cultural, non-verbal, inventive, messy, and some- times even obscene. It told what otherwise might not have been known. It reported the latest gossip. It presented something that no one wanted to see, but had to. It showed the good and the bad. It was a way to spread some news. What was it? The Writing s on the Wall. Drill time. To insure that her students fully comprehend the concept of inverse cosines, Algebra teacher Mrs. Pat Premetz explains the theory for a second time to drill the procedures into the heads of her Trigonometry class. The Writing’s on the Wall Ilorrible hiccups strike There came a time in every- one’s life when they had to ad- mit they ' d been stricken with that breath-breaking disease. It caught most by surprise and the " fits” affected the body for anywhere from two to twenty minutes. It was a world wide di- lemma with no reliable antidote for these creepy little Gremlins: the horrible hiccups disease. They could catch you at the most inappropriate of times. " One day I was driving down the street and I started hiccup- ing,” stated senior Leslie Huru- bean. " I had the hiccups so bad that I had to pull the car over and wait for them to go away before I could drive.” Another reported case of this disease: " I got them after I drank a whole liter of pop. I had them for thirty minutes,” said junior Thad McNair. " I tried ev- erything to get rid of them: have you ever tried to carry on a phone conversation with the hiccups?” " I hiccuped often, especially when I was nervous,” said soph- omore Jennifer Fraser. " The only way for me to get rid of them was to press on my diaph- ram and drink a glass of water.” Whatever the cause and ef- fect may have ben, in cars, from carbonation or nerves, those sneaky little Gremlins needed to be eliminated. Short-changed or tall troubled height extremes yield benefits Trying to look over a steering wheel, getting a top locker year after year, and trying to get into an R-rated movie were just a few major problems short peo- ple encountered. Tall people also had their share of problems. What does a girl do when she is three inches taller than her boyfriend, or when her pants are too short? There were many advantages to being short and tall. Fortu- nately, students found ways to get around the disadvantages. " It’s really embarrassing when all your friends can get into an R-rated movie, and you can bar- ely see over the counter to buy a ticket,” explained freshman Tim Sannito. Although a short person may have thought of his height as un- fortunate, many tall people disa- greed. " Short people may envy my height, but they don’t real- ize how luck they are to be able to fit into school or theater seats. It’s even really hard for me to find decent clothes that fit!” exclaimed senior Steve Paris. Being short or tall could also be used to a great advantage. Short people could sneak into class without being seen, and tall guys could use their giant height to intimidate smaller guys. " One good thing about be- ing tall is that nobody would ever try to pick a fight with me — except I’m always told to pick on somebody my own size, and there is nobody else my own size,” Steve added. Most people weren’t content with the way they were. They either wanted to be taller or shorter. But, if one really looked at the advantages of their heights, he could see that being short can be an advantage. When buying a movie ticket, it could only cost half price! Whether tall or short, there were always good and bad points. One just had to examine the good points and make the best of it. Senior Dave Carbonare Off the Wall 46 Off the Wall Senior Susie Patylek H ouse of horrors invokes terrors What could have been a more perfect evening? A big bowl of buttered popcorn, complete darkness, a warm blanket, and a good movie on TV. Suddenly, the popcorn flew all over the room, the blanket was kicked off the couch, the pillow was fear- fully grasped, and the bulging eyes were covered by hands, but not all the way. The person who was being killed with an ax could still be seen through them. What kind of a movie could cause this reaction? A horror movie. Whether at home or at the theater, grabbing the arm of the person sitting close by was a natural reaction. " I’m always terrified when I see a horror movie and it’s just natural to grab the person next to you,” explained senior Beth Pavelka. Many were attracted to horror movies because they are realistic, " Horror mov- ies always scare me because I feel like I’m in the movie, running away from the kill- er,” stated freshman Eric Diamond. Not only would one find someone hav- ing their eyes popped out of their head at a gory movie, this also happened when watching a mystery. How one awed in dis- belief when the murderer was found to be the most innocent looking person. One might have thought he knew the whole plot after the first scene and soon became amazed when something totally different happened. " One of the things which enticed me the most about mystery movies was that something different from what you ex- pected always happened,” said senior Dawn Gibbs. " I always learned that in murder stories the murderer who killed everyone else usually turned out to be the most obvious character,” stated senior Jon Jepson. Ghostly glows. Bunched up in front of the TV and absorbed by the suspense of " Friday the 13th Part III, " freshman Phil Sorak tries to watch the movie without letting his fear take over. Although it was thought the terror and horror of a mystery took place when the movie did, some encountered obstacles before the show began. Despite the 25 minute wait in line just to purchase some popcorn and MSM’s, one may have been confronted with a sticky and slippery floor which could be a nuisance when wearing high-heeled shoes. In addition to walking slowly, one had to maintain his balance so that his munchies could be easily transported back to his seat. While walking in a pitch black theater, seats could be difficult to find, especially when there was only a seat located in the mid- dle of a full row. Then it became obvious why the chair was empty! it was broken. Since the movie was starting, the person elected to suffer, until realizing that two tall people with large heads were ob- structing the view of the screen. One fi- nally got up the nerve to ask the person close by if he would please move down a seat; he replied " shh!”, thinking to him- self, " He should have said that to the peo- ple behind us who are constantly talking.” This was a nightmare in itself! Besides the common horror movie, oth- er fear-filled movies could produce a simi- liar reaction. The so-called " Rocky Horror Picture Show” has proved frightful, for one feared the thought of flying objects hitting them. The audience took part in the action of the movie by bringing var- ious objects. " The first time I went I heard the word frankfurter, and the next thing I knew, I felt a hot dog hitting my head,” stated senior Christine Johnson. Whether it was being completely terri- fied of a man who was killing all the people in a town, or just being amazed by the plot of a movie, one still must have considered all of the adventures that take place be- fore, during or after a movie. The entire thing could be a big horror. Off the Wall . j A V J - fh 4 U M t Iff l | | 1 AjUL w Jf)AAr w 0 04 A nff .. w .. f r 9 Y ' w Off the Wall dembers only — fun without females Twelve guys stormed into the house wearing torn t-shirts and holey jeans. The deck of cards had been shuffled and the poker chips divided. Along with the bowls of peanuts, they were placed in the middle of a big, round table. It was the guys night out and the compeition was underway. All girl problems had been set aside as they took one evening out of the month to be together. The biggest problem that even- ing was to see if anyone was cheating. This was their idea of having a good time. " It’s great being out with the guys because you never have to worry about say- ing the wrong thing or doing the wrong thing,” said senior Jon- athon Irk. " Also, you never have to wor- ry about having fun with some- one because you’re with all of your buddies and it’s easy to have fun,” said senior Tim Ro- gan. It seemed only right that they spent one night together be- cause they were used to hearing their girl friends telling them that they were going out with friends. " Girls are always saying that they feel the need to be with their friends once in a while and it is about time to tell them the same, " stated sopho- more Steve Bryant. If it’s not playing pool or pok- er, the boys spend the night by going to various sporting events ranging from a hockey match to a basketball game. " I enjoy going with the guys to a basketball or football game because we can discuss the strong and weak points of each team,” said senior Chris Ca- mino. So when a guy tells his girl- friend that he and his friends are getting together, one may realize that " Ladies’ night” has been replaced by the innovative " gentlemen’s night.” Full House. Flushes, bluffing and betting on a Friday night take up a better half of the evening. Senior Tim Rogan gets to- gether with juniors Tom Zudock and Troy Tangerman for a friendly card game on the guys night out. nxiety plagues first -daters Not everything was a perfect ten, espe- cially not first dates. Situations such as leaving your zipper open to closing your leg in the car door could have gone wrong. As if that was not enough, the fear of a " silent night,” with no conversation weighted heavily on the minds of those who are about to go out onto a first date. The trouble with first dates is . . . . . . " You don’t know what to expect from your date.” senior Debbie Kish. . . . " You have to meet their parents.” Senior Rob Dixon. . . . " Sometimes they are too forward, and they get too serious before you get to know them.” junior Melissa Moser. . . . " You usually don’t have too much to talk about, it’s because you don’t know each other very well. This makes it weird.” senior Brad Tyrrell. . . . " You get into a car accident before you even get to the movies.” junior Usha Gupta. " You’re kind of nervous because you want to make a good impression, so you spend about five hours figuring out what you are going to wear and getting ready.” then, if you really like him you’re wondering if he will ask you out again.” sophomore Julie Wicinski. Gossip, gorging, guy-free it’s ladies night out! Pillow fights, pigging-out with junk food, and gossiping all night about the guys were a few of the many activities girls rel- ish in their evenings together. " If we ate as much in front of the guys, they would think we were pigs, and if we had pillow fights and gossiped all night long, I don’t think they would find that to be much fun, or even mature,” stated junior Jill Yerkes. When the girls gather for an evening without the guys, they really let their hair down. Un- matched outfits, limp hair, and Sweet dreams. Nights out with the girls vary from the usual movie scene to rare childhood slumber parties. After a fun night of pillow fights and gossip, juniors Connie Boyden, Karen Skurka. Kristine Keen. Lori Van Senus and Susie Hess fi- nally crash for a few hours of much needed sleep. faces without make-up are the rewards. " It’s great not to have to worry about what we wear or how long we should spend on our make-up or washing and curling our hair,” stated freshman Tri- cia Camino. Carrying tickets and popcorn in one hand, kleenex in the oth- er. many girls headed out to see a very sad, tear jerking movie. One that they could not see with a guy because it would be too embarrassing to have the mascara running down their cheeks. Memories of high school years included building Home- coming floats, going to Prom and taking treacherous finals, but the memories of slumber parties and long girl talks on the telephone left a big impression on time spent with girlfriends. 49 Oft the Wall Tk TU u,Jl In the News O pening the door on events of ’84 1984 came and went without Big Brother or worldly destruc- tion. Perhaps George Orwell needed to reincarnate himself in order to write a 1984 Part II. For the most part, there was no part II to 1984, yet there have been more than plenty unforge- table and me aningful occur- ences to set the year of ' 84 ' off from the rest of the 80’s. The year of sports was tacked down to Chicagoland with the emergence of both the Bears and Cubs. " It was the almost year, the Chicago Bears almost made the Superbowl and the Cubs almost made the World Se- ries,” stated junior Karen Skurka. In agreement with Karen, sophomore Paul Cipich stated, " Fans had been waiting for the Cubs victory for 39 years. Now there is some truth when people say just wait till next year.” The Olympics also torched remembrance throughout the U.S. " The Olympics helped bring about national spirit and got ev- eryone all hyped up,” said sen- ior Rachel Rueth. Plenty of students remember ' 84 ' for the tragedies that struck. " Alton Coleman and De- bra Brown kidnapping and kill- ing people,” stated senior Debby Soderquist, " was terrify- ing because they were near Munster at one time.” Taking it out of the region were the cities of Bho Pal and San Diego. " The gas leak in Bho Pal is so memorable because thousands of people died all at once,” stated junior Connie Boyden. Back to the U.S. " The man who shot 22 people in the McDonalds was a tragic event because it could have happened anywhere,” said sophomore Amy Paulson. Hitting the magazine covers were the wonders of science and technology. " Baby Fae es- tablished a major step in the sci- entific and medical world,” ex- pressed sophomore Neil Rosario, " It was a controversial issue which reaked havoc be- cause of the cruelty to both ani- mals and humans. People won- dered if they were used merely as tests rather than symbolic lives.” Aside from the implimanta- tion of an animal heart was the reconstruction of a plastic heart. " The insertion of artifi- cial hearts is so incredible since something man made took the place of the key to life,” said sophomore Karen Livingston. Memories of 84 ranged from world wide events to the most personal of stories. Even though they weren’t covered by Time or on Channel Two, they were every bit as important to the in- dividual. 50 In the News And the winner is . . . Few of us hear these words except on TV. Such was not the case for senior Holly Sherman, who was crowned Indiana Teen Miss. Holly placed first among 20 con- testants who vied for the title in Indianapolis, In at the Sheridan Merridean Hotel on October 9th. The main competition con- sisted of three sections: a " tip of the hat message,” a heartfelt Crowd plcasers. Indiana Teen Miss Holly Sherman, senior, serves as Grand Mar- shal in the Munster July 4 parade. She won her title in Indianapolis. message, and an evening gown competition. " I was definetely surprised, I never expected to win, actually I never planned to enter,” stated Holly. Holly recieved a trophy for Miss Congeniality and another for Indiana Teen Miss. She then moved on to the Na- tional Contest in Washington D.C. where she placed 2nd run- ner up. Although many are not lucky enough to have their accom- plishments acknowledged, Holly was one of the lucky few. H oosier Choice eople’s Choice takes to polls Major elections always brought disap- pointments to some, happiness and a feel- ing of pride to others, and to the rest, a feeling of relief that all of the campaigning was over. Many people spent m onths passing out fliers along with newsletters for their candidate, listening to speeches, and most of all, encouraging their friends for the support of their candidates. Since the majority of students weren’t old enough to vote, the Advanced U.S. His- tory class ran their own election. Voting took place in the cafeteria at lunch time. There was a total of 529 people who voted. The election entailed only the voting for the Presidential candidates, Walter Mon- dale and Ronald Reagan. The results had somewhat the same turnout as the actual election. There was an overwhelming vic- tory for Ronald Reagan with a total of 457 votes: Walter Mondale had the minority with 72 votes. Right to choose. Polling the school on presidential candidates, Mr. Whiteley ' s Advnaced U.S. History class conducts elections during lunch. Senior Randy Blackford makes his mark in B lunch. Randy was just one of 529 to vote. Overall, it was a good experience and it proved to be fun for students in the Ad- vanced U.S. History class. " We really had a good time doing it; it was really exciting to find out the results to the elections,” stated senior Amy Goldenberg. As in all elections, there were those who were undecided and who failed to vote. " About half the students didn’t vote, which could have had an effect on the turnout,” said senior Steve Paris. The politically active students did ex- press their feelings on the election. ”1 knew that Reagan was going to win, but I wanted Mondale to win because I disagree with Reagan’s policies, " stated senior Les- lie Hurubean. The elections had a great effect on the student population. It gave people the feeling of belonging to something and that their view made a difference in the long run. This idea was passed on to the youn- ger generation, allowing them a chance to choose their leader. That ' s what took place on Nov. 4; students were given the right to vote for the best man. 51 In the News Crazy combinations satisfy hunger pains Cheese, mayonaise and Western Salad dressing on bread may sound like a remedy for a hangover or maybe a con- coction for a coldi however, ac- cording to senior Marcy Lang it’s one of her favorite late night snacks. Weird food combos showed students’ individuali- ties. " My favorite food combina- tion is ” . . . " Hot pancakes with marshmallows.” Tom Gerike, junior . . . " Peanut Butter and honey sandwiches.” Connie Boyden, junior . . . " Bacon and Catsup sand- wiches. " Eve Karras, sophomore . . . " Mashed tacos and ravi- oli.” David McNabon, sophomore . . . " Cheese and onion sand- wiches.” Diane Moller, sophomore . . . " Fritos and mustard.” junior Andrea Witlow Crazy combination. Ketchup and olives may not sound like a good combination, but according to senior Don Watson, they ' re perfect to satisfy an uncontrol- lable craving. eans, sweats define comfort Some high school students ate when they got home from school. Others watched T.V., and still others did their homework; but universally the first thing students did when they walked in the door was to change into something com- fortable, which usually meant sweats or jeans. Jeans and sweats were most worn among people of all ages because they were the most comfortable, which en- abled one to concentrate harder. " Para- dise to me is sweats, because they’re so comfortable and I can concentrate on any- thing without being strangled, pinched, or cut. Sweats don’t even itch, and they are so cozy,” stated junior Karen Skurka. Jeans could be worn for all occasions. One could wear jeans with a tweed blazer and go out on a date, or one could team them up with a sweathsirt and lounge comfortably around the house. " For most of today’s activities such as jogging, watching T.V., or working out, jeans or sweats were definitely the best choice in clothes,” stated junior Gregg Shutan. Sweats and jeans were comfortable and had a relaxed, casual, laid back style. " I liked to feel comfortable when I was busy doing homework or even outside activi- ties. I had to be in something that was very comfortable and won’t tear, like sweats,” stated junior Brigette Vielleu. It was especially good to know that in modern society, one could always come home, hop into a pair of comfortable sweats, layback and relax. Comfort before style. Reading or even listening to music, seniors Chris Branco. Tad Taylor, and Eric Gomez resort to the wearing of comfortable sweats. 52 The Right Combination loseness means compromise Once in awhile, it wasn’t that bad when a sister wanted to borrow a shirt or even the car for the night. But when it came to living in the same room, it could have been unbearble. Many students discovered it was a big problem when clothes were always missing, or when there was never a quiet moment of privacy. " It really bothers me when my sister is constantly taking my clothes without per- mission. Also, there is never any privacy when I want to talk on the phone or do my homework.” stated junior Debby Soderquist. Another problem of sharing a room was the fact that one of the two may have been a slob, while the other was a perfec- tionist. This kind of difference between two brothers or sisters always led to many fights in the family. " There is nothing more annoying than when I have just cleaned our room, and my sister comes home and makes a disas- ter of it.” complained freshman Pam Soderquist. Although there were many disadvantages of sharing a room, there were also many ad- vantages. Sharing a room is something not everyone hated. Junior Brian Dillon said, " Some- times I really like sharing a room. Usually I am a really messy person, and my brother will always clean up. Despite the many differences of sharing a room, it tended to bring many families closer to- gether. " When there are four people in a room, it gets pretty crowded. But all in all, we all grew really close to each other,” said junior Cheryl Pool. As any person that shared a room knew, it took a lot of com- promising and giving in order for it to work out. Two ' s a crowd. During a quick look in the mirror before school, senior Mike Dillon and his brother, junior Brian, try to get around the hassles of sharing one bed- room. Leftovers hocoholics cater to sweets Much is written on the various things that people are addicted to-, but a person known as a chocoholic is often over- looked. Nevertheless, be assured they do exist. Instead of having Geometry, Chemis- try, or Biology on their minds, students often had chocolate on their minds while heading toward their next class. " Even with the shortened passing periods, I still managed to find the candy sellers in the hall and purchase chocolate,” stated sophomore Sherry Fefferman. Chocolate didn’t just make up a com- Indulgence. Fixing an afternoon snack, with thier favorite substance, chocolate, juniors Karen Skurka and Jerry Cuellar can ' t seem to kick the habit of being abusers. plete school day, it also helped those stu- dents for those all night study sessions. " There was nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold, snowy night. It tasted better than coffee and it had caf- feine in it to keep me awake before mid- terms, tests, and finals,” stated senior Carol Beckman. Many people disagreed with the state- ment " chocolate caused blemishes.” " I’ve been eating chocolate all my life, and I have never before broken out from choco- late,” stated sophomore Eve Karras. Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day were special holidays for chocoho- lics. " Halloween was the best holiday of all because I loved trick-or-treat bags filled with over half of it chocolate,” stated ju- nior Lori Kobus. " Chocolate is so romantic when it comes wrapped in a heart shaped box from someone,” stated sophomore Jen Luksich. Losing weight was a thing that didn’t stand in the way of the passion for choco- late. " I know everyone is supposed to be on a diet, but I feel a little chocolate now and then is good for the spirit and it is really a harmless indulgence,” rationa- lized senior Robbie Terranova. In a world filled with pressure and com- petition, everyone deserves an indul- gence now and then, and a few extra calo- ries aren’t all that bad. So take it any way, solid, dark, milk or white. Caffeine fix provides needed energy spurts Beware of caffeine! It’s a new- ly found drug that could stimu- late one’s life style. It was ex- tremely addicting and once one started using it, it was a hard habit to break. It was usually found in coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. It all started one day, when it was necessary to pull an all nighter for a history final. The busy student drank about four cups of coffee, and suddenly, a burst of energy overwhelmed him and even if he wanted to sleep, he couldn’t. This stuff seemed really great. He’ll prob- ably use it again in the morning Cure for fatigue. Before starting a hectic school day. junior Jennifer Dye mixes up a cup of coffee during the 30 minute cafeteria breakfast service to stay awake through first hour. in order to keep his head up and eyes open during school. And when he stops using this drug, the withdrawal symptoms come. " I have to have a glass of hot chocolate everyday or else I get headaches,” state senior Jennifer Richwine. Caffeine could also be found in certain brands of pop which students bought especially for their high caffeine content. I al- ways buy regular coke because it has the most caffeine in it,” stated junior Lisa Hurubean. Although it was a harmless drug when taken in small dos- age, it became addicting and never allowed itself to leave the digestive system. So by starting to drink caffeine-free colas, one could avoid receiving the label of an addict. Fast food breakfasts replace home cooking Being pulled out of bed with huge black circles under the eyes, bunches of hair sticking up like a punk rocker, and still tasting last night ' s dinner in their mouths were ways that many students presented them- selves when they went out to satisfy their hunger early on Saturday morning. This could be done with an Egg McMuffin, a sausage croissant, or just a plain chocolate sprinkle doughnut. " Every Saturday morning I liked to go out to breakfast with a bunch of my friends.” stated Breakfast break. To satisfy his early morning craving for an Egg McMuffin. junior Andy Miller makes a quick stop at McDonald ' s before heading to school. freshman Candy Hembling. Also, many students liked to get an early start on week- days before school by going out for breakfast. Those who drove to school might have found it easier to go out. " Before school, my mom is still in bed, and I’m too lazy to make my own break- fast,” said senior Jackie Wi- cinski. Although many teenagers still believed that their mom’s cook- ing just couldn ' t be beat, others liked a break once in awhile. Mister Doughnut, McDonalds, and Burger King were favorite fast food breakfast restaurants where students went to satisfy their early morning cravings. Shifting his eyes to determine who else knows the answer, sophomore Neil Rosario raises his hand in attempt to attract the teacher ' s attention. Coming prepared to class with facts and figures insured un- derstanding of the material. Sunshine and warm weather often lure students outside to enjoy the day and forget homework. But senior Debbie Dil- lon accomplishes both activities at once by utilizing the brick ledges by the main office for studying purposes while still delighting in the warmth. Lined up and ready to entertain the spectators, Band and Flag Corps members fulfill one of their many duties by perform- ing during halftime of the football games. The musicians possessed skills that could be displayed and enjoyed. Reviewing the order of the day, Stu- dent Body President, (SBP) senior Joan Hor- vat, discusses what activity will be next with Student Government members seniors Peggy Rippey and Marnye Harr, while Ath- letic Director Mr. Don Lambert examines his notes for his speech at the Homecom- ing pep rally. As first semester SBP, Joan was responsible for emceeing the ceremony. Studying in school for seven hours a day and participating in a club in your spare time required distinct actions. It was a matter of facts that taking a Calculus integral demanded a fluency with figures or portraying an alien from the planet Retsnum for a Sociology project exhibited going beyond the basics. Whether it was National Honor Society members tutoring a freshman on grammar structure or revealing the specifics of a fake ID ring in a Crier feature story, students exercised mind over matter. Academics Organizations Division 57 ADD 5J Subtract i Time changes provoke challenge Seven long minutes for passing period, 55 short minutes of class- time, early release for seniors, al- ways comfy, holey jeans and a sweaty gymshirt— all in the past. Since the passage of two new state laws, one lengthening each class by five minutes, to 60 minutes long; the other ending early re- lease for seniors, and the enforc- ing of a new dress code, all had to rearrange their lifestyles in order to adapt to the new changes. The state law that lengthened the school day and the class peri- od, declared that a student must spend at least six hours or 360 min- utes in class. Some students ob- jected to the law, arguing that it was a waste of time. " Most teach- ers just give you the five minutes to socialize, and the worst thing about it is taken from the passing period, " argued senior Andy Maas. With five minutes added to each class, the time schedule had to change without breaking teach- ers ' contracts. A teacher ' s contract required him to stay in school from 7:40 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. The change started school ten minutes earlier, and ended five minutes later. Also, one minute was taken from each passing period. This loss, leaving only six minutes caused problems for students. " I had a hard time going to my locker before class without being late. If I had my books with me, going from the North to the South building, I still ended up running, " said senior John Owen. Senior privileges were slowly di- minished, starting with the termi- nation of late arrival, to the stricter rules governing the conditions for early release. State Rule C, declar- ing that students must have a least six hours of instruction time, end- ed early release for seniors. Excep- tions were made for those stu- dents who were working to help provide for thier families, who were involved in Distributive Edu- cation Clubs of America (DECA); or Office Education Association (OEA), and who had all their cred- its and were working for college credit. For other students this was an unwelcome change. " Every grade (Senior Class) before us had it. It should have started with the in- coming Freshman Class and only been in effect for that class and those thereafter. We were not even given the opportunity to ex- perience late arrival, " Andy ex- claimed. Students were not alone with the effect of the new laws; the ad- ministration also encountered some obstacles. More food had to be ordered for the cafeteria; be- cause of the large amount of cars in the south parking lot, a part had to be roped off for the band to practice. Another change students under- went was a stricter dress code, banning midrifts, " short " shorts, gym clothes outside of gym, and noticeably holey jeans. Some felt a stricter dress code was unfair. " It was ridiculous. I was walking down the hall, and someone stopped me and ordered, ' Don ' t wear those jeans again, " ' John said. Shorter passing periods, longer classes, no early release, a stricter dress code, for better or for worse, change was inevitable for students and administration. F inishing off his sleep from the night be- fore, senior Eric Gomez finds his books and a desk a comfort for his tired body. B reakfast in the school cafeteria may not be the most comfortable place to dine; however, with school starting earlier, some have no choice. Senior Kevin Mann takes along a glass of milk with him to first hour ' s Comprehensive Reading in order to hold his stomach till lunch. Small change, big difference 1 Small change, big difference 59 XI s the center of attention, junior Troy Tangerman solves one of his Algebra II home- work problems so the rest of the class can see the correct method and answer. f reparing for the holiday concert, seniors Eric Gomez, John Dzurovcik and Chris Benne warm up their vocal cords with Christmas notes during choir class. H,0, 2 tsp., 28°c, 25 oz, 4 + 5, sin 2 + cos 2 =1, 5 5, 88%, 0.5, Gypt 0.2% MR = 90°. A world without numbers would be chaos. Numbers help us to calcu- late things exactly. In some way or another, every single class was linked to figures. The most obvious was mathemat- ics. It was defined as relationships be- tween figures. All math courses uti- lized the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of these figures, but as one advanced on to higher courses, the difficulty increased. " Moving up to a higher math course doesn ' t have to be difficult if you just remember the basics, " said sophomore Angie Tsakopoulos. At times, numbers were replaced by letters to act as variables, then Numbers could then be plugged in for the variables and the equation solved. By using this method one equation could generate several an- swers. Science classes were also employ- ers of the number system. In Chemis- try, formulas and equations needed to be balanced and numbers were the only means to accomplish this. Also in order to convert from the English to the metric system, to de- termine the percent concentration in a solution, and to calculate the number of moles from the number of grams, a basic comprehension of fig- ures and operations were required. Physics classes applied digits to equations to decipher the speeds of collisions, the amount of friction be- tween objects, and the acceleration of projectiles. All of these equations were necessary instruments for an engineer. Exact measurements were very im- portant in many classes. In home economics, numbers and symbols were as much a necessity as needles and thread. To insure a r ecipe turns out correct, the exact amount of each ingredient had to be added. " In cooking you have to measure ingredients precisely so your prod- uct will turn out it ' s best, " explained Jo El Keift, junior. Similarly, in sewing if a piece of ma- terial was cut incorrectly, the whole outfit is awkward. " For instance, if you don ' t measure an inseam cor- rectly, it will offset the whole gar- ”lf you want what you are creating to work, your figuring must be very precise. " F igures were very important when senior Dawn Meyer made her color wheel for Basic Art. She had to make sure the color measure- ments were precise for the wheel to be accu- rate. reating a masterpiece, senior Missy Bretz diligently works on her project during art class while junior Carolyn Beiriger constructs one of her own. Matter of Figures p I lacing needles with care in her sewing project, sophomore Tammy Drezewiecki con- centrates intensely to finish her outfit on time for the sewing I deadline. rrenrion ro Details Facing a different challenge, students fear the unfamiliar technique required for a new and slightly scary contraption: the computer " Please, please don ' t make me go in there; anywhere but there, " said the student to the teacher. The teacher replied " Come on, nothing is going to happen; they don ' t ' byte ' " . But to those unfa- miliar with BASIC and FORTRAN, the computer room can be just as scary as the dentist office. Computers are the latest fads of the 80 ' s and they ' re here to stay. Computers scare many people, mainly because they have never worked with one before. " Com- puters scare me because I never learned how to use or program it, " stated junior Connie Boyden. Some people feel they aren ' t smart enough to use one. " Stu- dents fear machines that are smarter than themselves, " ex- plained Mr. Steve Wroblewski, Computer Math teacher. But many were compatible with them. " Even though computers look and seem scary, they ' re not once you know how to use them, " stated junior Dan Fandrei. So whatever reason a person is scared of a computer, there are ways to correct that. Taking classes in school can help because it may be important to the future. A puzzle of thoughts go through sopho- more Jim Reddel ' s mind as he punches in his entry for computer math class. Matter of Figures o invest their money wisely, seniors Brian Marrow and Tad Taylor check to find what stocks are on the rise. The assignment of the economics class was to play the stock market with fake money. uring a chemistry lab, senior Tad Benoit measures the precise amount of sulfur to be added to the formula he will fuse in the bun- sen burner. r IGURES ment, " said Jo El. Wood class also requires an ability to work with numbers. This was linked with sewing class in that both involved exact measurements to pro- duce a quality object. Drafting also fit onto this picture. As in geometry, precise angle mea- surements were vital to drafting. Senior Andy Maas summarized, " If you want what you ' re creating to work, your figuring must be precise. " Business courses also involved the figuring of numbers. For example, economic students were taught to read the stock market correctly so they know when to invest their mon- ey into a good stock and to estimate the profit. Similiarly, balancing checkbooks and figuring interest were only a few ways in which the accounting classes applied mathematics. " Most of the math used in economics or account- ing is basic material; algebra or even pre-algebra, " explained senior Kevin Ellison. There was nothing more important to a student than his grades. To re- ceive these marks, teachers must first figure them out. Some teachers might take sum of all students grades, then divide the sum by the number of grades the student has to find the percentage, while others might have taken the sum of the students ' points and compared it to the total number of points possible and based the grading scale on the difference. It was that difference that could make or break a student ' s grade. " Some teachers have a harder grading scale, which makes it a lot tougher on stu- dents, " stated Angie. It figured that numbers were flexi- ble enough to sum up a student ' s class schedule. Wi hen a six week period ends, teachers rush to finish their totaling of grades. Junior Jenny Miga consults English teacher Mr. Dave Spitzer on her final point total. L- ost in a maze of numbers, senior Coerge Kounelis attempts to find his way through the complex Trigonometry labyrinth of Arccotan- gents and Arccosines. Matter of Figures 63 — Matter of Figures F igure fortes add up to pencils, pins, knights " When the team- work overrides individual achievement, it ' s really all a lot of fun! " oncentrating in order to align the ball evenly with the pins, freshman Ka- ren Lesko attempts to take the lead in the match by picking up a spare. Matter of Figures What do knights, bowling pins, equations and taxes all have in common? Well, they were figures involved in clubs. These clubs were composed of people who like figures. For instance, The Math Team was composed of people who liked to work with numbers. The club encouraged students interested in mathematics to join, although it prefered stu- dents who have completed at least one year of Geometry. “The members are students who enjoy challenging math- ematics problems, " stated Mrs. Barbara Johnson, sponsor and math teacher. Six tests were given yearly; however, two were mandatory. “I attended most of the tests because I enjoyed them, " ex- plained senior Nancy Yang, “I learned new skills as well as test- ed the old ones. " Likewise, Accounting Club, sponsored by Mr. Don Fortner, business teacher, allowed stu- dents to enhance their skill and knowledge of figures. “Although it was just getting V I aking his move, senior Bill Co- lias, president of the Chess Club, ad- vances his knight in an attempt to win the game. Bill is ranked the eighth mas- ter chess player in the country. started, we had many activities planned to get students aquainted with accounting skills,” commented Mr. Fortner. The club planned to go to several ad agencies, and ac- counting offices to introduce accounting techniques to the members. It also began a pro- ject dealing with taxes. “I really am enthused about the things we are pursuing, " stated senior Scott Gray, " By doing them I will gain some knowledge which might possi- bly help in the future. " Not only did some members compete with equations, but they also vied against others in games, such as Chess Club. " The competition is stiff which makes it a little tougher, but I still love the game because it is very relaxing, " remarked ju- nior Joel Grossman. " Chess Club tries promoting problem solving combined with intense concentration on your opponent ' s moves and fig- ures,” said sponsor Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemistry teacher. For the past eight years the club has been dubbed one of the top ten national teams. " Although you have to prac- tice hard and push yourself, most of the time we have a lot of fun, " commented senior Bill Colias. Bill is ranked eighth chess master in the U.S. Practices were every Wednesday through Friday in the cafeteria after school. Besides challenging on a one to one basis, some clubs offered team cooperation. " Bowling Club can be com- petitive; however, its main em- phasis is to promote team sportsmanship and interper- sonal relations, " stated senior Mike Rzonca. The club was sponsored by Mr. Graves, and practices every Monday at Munster Lanes in the afternoon. Every eight weeks they fight a " position close, " a battle between two of the best teams to see which was the top foursome. In May, trophies were award- ed at the annual " pig-out " at Shakey ' s Pizza. To sum it up, senior Cannon Koo explained, " When the teamwork overrides individual achievement, when one plays the game . . . it ' s really all a lot of fun! " As one can see, people like various things. Most of these students enjoyed dealing with figures. Whether it was math- ematical, tax, chess, or bowling figures, students found their forte and put it to use. R: ecording the frame their teammate has just scored, senior Cannon Koo and sophomore Marvin Mickow figure out the total points for the game. Chess Club: (front row) Charles Chen, Giri Sekhar, Joel Grossman, Mr. Jeff Graves, Dennis Gifford, Gary Levy, Rajesh Shetty. (row 2) Pablo Bukata, Mike Kloeckner, Anil Jain, Sean Pamintuan, Jeff Kobe, Robert Lesko, Mike Pietraszak (back row) Dean Miles, Vijay Jain, Sanjay Mehta, Steve Fortin, Bill Colias, John Phillips, Michael Hatmaker. Accounting Club: (front row) Diane Kovacich, Steve Schoenberg, Jay Grunewald, Dave Cerajewski, Chris Benne, Mike Watson, John Misch, Scott Gray, (row 2) Denise Korycki, Suzette Vale, Cindy Crosby, Julie Sa- fran, Carol Beckman, Nancy Yang, Mike Lee, Laura McQuade. (row 3) Mr. Don Fortner, Rob Wojtowich, Jeff Samels, Pat Sipple, Steve Mikrut, Brad Farkas, Eric Elman (back row) Ju- lie Calvert, Deena Barrera, Larry Sanek, Steve Grim. Bowling Club: (front row) Michael Klocekner, Fritz Wilke, Matt Proud- foot, Mr. Jeff Graves, Michelle Kraj- nik, Steve Moskovsky, Cannon Koo, Cathy Obuch, (row 2) Gary Levy, John Jiminez, Michael Hatmaker, Mike Pietraszak, Eugene McCane, Marvin Mickow, Holly Masepohl. (row 3) Mike Hinds, Rob Wojtowich, Scott Kocal, Dan Wilson, Sherri Wiesner, Kim Kennedy, Kim Len- nertz, Karen Lesko. (row 4) Susie Gootee, Judy Florczak, Jim Fitt, Mark Storace, Tim Lusk, Christine Bobeck, Cathy Markovich, Robert Lesko. (back row) Steve Checroun, Andy Hahn, Mike Rzonca, Rajesh Shetty. w- ith a smile of victory, sopho- more Dennis Gifford shows enthusiasm over winning his match. The Chess Club practiced every Wednesday through Friday in the cafeteria. Matter of Figures H( MEWC )RI ] ANGO VER Incurable disease strikes until everything was completed and they felt like they knew the material thoroughly. " Even if I ' m tired, I do not stop doing my homework until I ' ve finished ev- erything, " explained junior Brian Dillon. Many people tried to prevent the hangover by taking a break. The favorite activities involved munching and listening to the ra- dio to help ease their minds. " I like to grab a snack or listen to some music and relax for a little while before I go back to studying, " said junior Brigitte Viellieu. Every student was hit with the homework hangover at least once. They knew it was something a doctor couldn ' t cure, but maybe a break and a little fun could. Attention! Incurable disease running rampant through halls. The symptoms were a bad head- ache, tiredness, delirium, psychot- ic tendencies, and the munchies. Call the Center for Disease Con- trol (CDC). We ' ve been hit by the HOMEWORK HANGOVER plague. Students found the cause of this malady to be too much studying. They did not seem to know when it was time to call it quits and take a break. Students stayed up late studying for many reasons. " I have to stay up late to do my homework when I watch TV all evening and blow it off until later, " stated freshman Jennifer Paulson. Another reason may have been that some students felt it would pay off in the end. If they stayed up late studying, they would be re- warded when the results were handed back. " Even though stay- ing up late studying might make me tired the next day, I feel it ' s worth it when I get a good grade on the test, " said junior Karen Skurka. Another problem associated with the hangover was to know when to call it quits. This varied depending upon each student. " I know it ' s time to stop studying when I fall asleep with the book in my hand, " said freshman Gary El- dridge. Some people wouldn ' t study for more than a few hours each night. " I can ' t study for more than two to three hours a night because then I lose my concentration, " explained junior Bob Amar. Meanwhile, others didn ' t stop t ' s usually more fun to study with friends than by yourself. Junior Lori Kobus quizzes juniors Karen Gaidor and Danielle Stevens over the history chapter while preparing for their test. I aking time out from her physics home- work, junior Penny Lantz listens to her Walkman and reads Cosmopolitan maga- zine, while enjoying a few relaxing min- utes. Homework hangover aAs a quick break to help relieve himself from the many hours of homework, senior Chris Camino enjoys a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a refreshing glass of milk. lifter a physically straining workout, ju- nior Mike Irk finds it difficult to keep his eyes open while studying for his psycholo- gy test. He finally succombs to the need for a short nap. Homework hangover ' ' Ninety-five percent of the population will hove future children , but just because you can have children doesn ' t automatically make you a good parent. " Walking through the halls during third hour, three of the five senses could have been exercised. The nose smelled the scent of hot bread, per- fectly browned meat, and freshly sawed wood. The ears could attend to the grinding drills dissecting an or- ange Volkswagon, the strong, clear voices harmonizing to the rhythm of the piano and the clickety-clack of the typewriter. The eyes could dis- tinguish a flash of motion dashing around the fieldhouse track, a color- ful spectrum being emblazoned on a wood print and the sudden blinding spark of a flashbulb. All of these sensations were pro- duced by students in various classes. In general, the courses developed and enhanced skills that were neces- sary for a certain profession. Many had not considered home- making and mothering a career, but to others, it was their future. Sewing classes enabled a student to learn how to design and create their own wardrobes. " I thought it (Sewing II) would be useful to a future parent and eco- nomically helpful. It was fun to make your own fashions,” stated junior Stephanie Salzman. " I also learned to operate the machine correctly. A major necessity for survival was tting the last laugh, Mrs. Helen Eng- strom, speech teacher, evaluates her students ' speeches from the back of the classroom. the body ' s nourishment. Foods classes provided students with an op- portunity to discover the basics of appealing cooking and well-bal- anced diets. " I took foods because it is a skill for the future and will be useful when I have children,” explained Kelly Mager, junior. " I was also interested in the nutritional value of certain products and how to prepare them the best way. " Although females may have been born with maternal instincts, raising a child properly required knowledge of some skills which were not innate. Future parents could have gained many important tips through child development classes. " Ninety-five percent of the popu- lation will have future children, but just because you can have children doesn ' t automatically make you a good parent, " expressed Mrs. Linda Scheffer, home economics teacher. Industrial Arts classes were de- signed to sharpen a student ' s talent for working with his hands. The dex- terous and deft set of 10 fingers e lying on the eye to inspect his timed writ- ing, sophomore Don Mikrut checks for errors. For each mistake seconds were added to his final time. F; ussing with the flywheel, seniors Tom Leask and Andy Maas struggle with a small gas en- gine from a lawnmower during their second hour Power Mechanics course. Matter of Skills A Ifter a short break of apple juice, senior Sandy Petrasovich finishes her grey flannel skirt by assuring that an inseam is measured correctly during her sewing class. F, acial expressions make all the difference in presenting a speech. Freshman Don Williams utilizes the girls ' washroom mirror to view his performance as Jenny Dedelow and Tricia Ca- mino, freshmen look on. Matter of Skills corn. could have operated a circular saw, a drill press or even an oscilloscope in woods or power mechanics class. " With power mechanics class we got hands-on training on how to maintain cars and how to operate machinery like the hydraulics lift and oscilloscope, " said senior Tom Fuller. Future mechanics mastered the technique required for correctly de- termining a car engine ' s problem and rectifying it. " We disassembled an engine, learned how it operated, and became aware of how to take better care of the car, " said junior Fred Trippel. When applying for a position, many employers often asked that the applicant have experience. This could have been gained by enrolling in a number of different courses. The abilities acquired could be useful for future years in school and in the job world. " Colleges recommend taking typ- ing in high school, so I took typing. But I also took it because I hope to be a secretary someday, " stated Jenny Brennan, junior. One fear of many students was ad- dressing a group of people. But this was conquered in speech. " Before I took speech class, I was nervous and inexperienced. Now I have much more confidence and know how to present a speech, " said junior Lilian Sorak. Correct writing skills were neces- sary for everyone to have, no matter what field they would go into. An apt student would want to know how to best express his ideas precisely. Many classes existed which could aid the student in strengthening his literary technique. " When I walked into Journalism I the first day, I didn ' t know what to expect. But by the end of a year, I had received a new vocabulary full of journalistic terms and jargon, " ex- plained junior Kerrilyn Condon. Zlear to make his shot, freshman Mike Cal- ligan shoots to score as fellow teammates watch with anticipation. The Physical Educa- tion students ' spent rotated days either in the weight room or participating in a team sport. Matter of Skills blivious of the other students, senior Dina Tsakopoulos concentrates on her assign- ment due next hour. When students failed to finish homework they relied on the little time they had in other classes. I ounding away on the piano, Mr. Richard Holmberg directs the sophomore girls ' choir through a rehearsal for the Christmas concert. L ■istening intently, senior Kelly Comstock tries to understand the correct procedure for using press-on lettering as explained by Mrs. DeEtta Hawkins, art instructor. Inexperience was vanquished from the student ' s personalities as many classes strove to introduce new ideas. “Before English 11, I never knew all the complications involved with writing a term paper or 12-paragraph theme, " said Jim Bodefeld junior. Not even the best photographer could always take perfect pictures. But Photo-Journalism offered some students the chance to encounter the intricacies involved with this pro- fession. “I had no prior exposure to photography before this class. I now know how to take pictures, process, and develop prints properly, " ex- plained Elana Stern, sophomore. In order for a person to want to buy a product, he must be intro- duced to it. If done correctly, the consumer would soon become a cus- tomer. " Sales and Marketing has taught me the concepts of marketing a product and what goes along with such marketing, " stated junior Kim Lennerts. Classes were also offered which could help sharpen a person ' s skill. Artistic, musical, and physical gifts could be enhanced by working con- stantly to improve them. An exact eye could have aided a student at- tempting to accurately recreate a mountain landscape in watercolors. " It takes practice to see details that other people wouldn ' t see, " said senior Amy Galvin, " my painting class makes me have patience and sit down to work. " Madonna may have had a distinct voice and Liberace an amazing piano talent, but they had to have learned it somewhere. Musical abilities in- L usiness Management students show their disapproval of unfair pay by a simulated strike. The class was divided into two groups as either the union workers or management and had to bargain over disputed issues. Matter of Skills cont. SkIHs volved singing and playing. Choir of- fered the chance to express one ' s feelings through his vocal chords. It also singled out those who possessed melodious articulation. " The ability to read notes and con- trol the voice is important, but the natural ability must be there before anything else, " explained Mr. Rich- ard Holmberg, choir instructor. Music without words flowed out of the band room. Members of the band enjoyed the chance to practice keeping in tune with their fellow mu- sicians. " One had to follow the band director closely and be able to keep time with the other band members, " offered Denise Ekholm, sophomore. Although most did not wish to possess bodies as muscular as Arnold Schwazenager, Physical Education classes provided time to work out, release extra energies, and tone up any flabby muscles. Students were able to gain and improve their athle- tic abilities. " Every other day we had workout days which were at 8 sta- tions, " expressed freshman Rich Fabisiak, " I was also able to help im- prove my volleyball skills from play- ing so often. " Strolling the halls at anytime dur- ing the day, sight, sound, and smell could have been utilized by many different impressions. One thing could be generalized from this. While one ' s senses were being aroused, another ' s skills were being sharpened by the exact same act. I ailing behind, senior Laura Galandi tunes her french horn as the rest of the band begins to practice. A rrenrion ro Details Students gain useful knowledge; experience in their dedicated performance of the role of " Igor " loyal assistant. Bone chilling wind screeched through the barren trees as the rain beat the side of the old castle. Inside, screams of madness could be heard from the dark, musty labortatory. The mad Dr. Franken- stein and his loyal assistant, Igor, attempted to bring their monster- ous creation to life. In most tales, mad doctors and other instigators of horror were usually pictured with their equally crazed, but totally loyal assistants. They were not only in the labora- tory, but also in the guidance of- fice, the library, the audio visual center, and even in the cafeteria. The work loads in these areas was more than one person could handle. General office work, such as filing, stuffing envelopes, and running messages was left up to guidance office assistants, while li- brary aides were responsible for checking out books, organizing periodicals, and insuring that the books on the shelves were in or- der. A chemistry aide may have had to set up lab experiments and create chemical solutions. Repair- ing stereos and projectors was conquered by an audio visual aide. Washing dishes and wiping trays may not have sounded like too much fun, but it was worth it to those students who worked in the cafeteria. These students were paid $2.25 an hour plus a free lunch for their help. The work done by the student assistants was well appreciated. Mrs. Cheryl Joseph, librarian, wanted to give credit where credit was due. " I have requested that the school system give credits to those students who work in the li- brary because they deserve it. They learn from how they work. " The adults were not the only ones benefitting from the extra help. " I get hands on experience with chemical procedures, " de- scribed senior Jeff Zawada, " I also get insight to the responsibilities of a teacher. " As the doctor and Igor worked anxiously through the bright morning light, students woke to a day of experience and began the job of Igor. Playing their role as " Igor " , seniors Gwen Tafel and Debbie Magremes, guidance of- fice aides, assist Mrs. Violet Zudock, guid- ance office secretary, by stuffing envelopes with financial aid program bulletins that will be sent out to the parents of each sen- ior student. w?teady hands are needed to make accurate measurements. Senior John Brozovic concen- trates on this feat in Drafting class. Matter of Skills 73 Matter of Skills " Most people don ' t realize how much hard work and patience went into learning and performing routines. ” P atience plus practice equals perfection In order to sharpen a pencil one must have patience for waiting in line and getting it sharpened to the point of per- fection. Sometimes to develop things to the " point of perfec- tion, " one must have patience. Sharpening skills takes practice and the members of the per- forming, vocational, and service clubs knew that practice does make perfect. Performance clubs such as Drill Team, Flag Corps, Band, Choir, Orchestra and Drama ex- isted for students whose goals were to entertain. There were vocational clubs such as Distrib- utive Education Clubs of Amer- emonstrating perfect precision and timing, the Drill Team executes a rou- tine at the Jan. 18 basketball game. The Drill Team performed during various football and basketball halftimes to cur- rent " pop " music. ica (DECA) and Office-Educa- tion Association (OEA), for those who wanted to learn as- pects of the business world. Also, there were service clubs such as Girls Timing Organiza- tion (GTO) and Cheerleading for those who wanted to sup- port athletic teams. Drill Team and Flag Corps performed for the halftime shows at football and basketball games. Flag Corps ' routines were supplemented with music by the Band, while Drill Team performed to the current re- corded " pop " music. Drill Team ' s sponsor was Miss Debbie Tatum, captain of Pur- due Calumet ' s Pom Pon squad. " Most people don ' t realize how much hard work and patience went into learning and per- forming routines, " explained Miss Tatum. " Girls on the team had to discipline themselves for the many practice hours they spent working on each routine and to learn to get along with each other even when they were ready to throw in the tow- el. " " All of our hard work on the routines was worth it to per- form in front of different groups of people, " expressed junior Lisa Ffanusin. Another organization which aided in sharpening perfor- mance skills was Flag Corps. Flag Corps entertained dur- ing halftime shows to music provided by the Band. Members were expected to V V hile keeping an eye on his music, sophomore Russ Brackett plays his bass. Russ was one of the 11 orchestra mem- bers, who hosted the High School Or- chestra Festival in March. Students from Lake and Porter counties participated. Drill Team: (front row) Lee Anne Crawford, Suzette Vale, Tricia Jostes. (row 2) Gail Jancosek, Cindy Michels, Lisa Hanusin, Jessica Katz, Laura Ser- letic, Kim Kozetec. (back row) Chris Glass, Dana Baker, Mary Siavelis, He- len Stojkovich, Tara Goebel, Lila Ja- cobs, Jen Teller, Brenna Panares. Drama Club: (front row) Jim Smick, Jennifer Bischoff, Kerry Deignan, James Harrison, Mike Costello, Andy Sherman, Kelly Harle, Larry Boege. (row 2) Tyrah Fulkerson, Beth Bittner, Caroline Kim, Nancy Yang, Wade Van Orman, Barb Helms, Chuck Novak, Dave Szala. (row 3) Jeff Strater, Cathi Cak, Eric Diamond, Holly Sherman, Charley Shoemaker, Robbie Terranova, Rhonda Pool, Jodi Jerich. (back row) Heather Van- vactor, Brigitte Viellieu, David Geyer, Kathy Romar, Amy Zajac, Tina Ziants, Tamara Smith, Cindy Kopenec, Rosanne Trippel. Orchestra: (front row) Bill Mickel, Charles Mickel, Larua Baker, Lauren Bittner, Laura Boersema, Russell Brackett, (back row) Yoko Naka- mura, Dean Miles, Mike Pietraszak, Greg Witecha, Alan Spoener. VK; hile at a dress rehearsal of Dra- cula. Drama Club members senior Nan- cy Yang as a ghost of one of Dracula ' s wives and freshman Eric Diamond as Grim, practice a scene before opening night. Matter of Skills Skills r atience com. perform at home games, pa- rades and any extra rehearsals needed to prepare for special events. " Anytime a student has the opportunity to perform they can gain something. How- ever, there was a bit of pressure on us as a mistake was obvious and there was nowhere to hide, " remarked senior Kim Hybiak. Students with musical talents found joining the Bands better to express their performing skills. " I ' m dedicated to music and by joining Band found I was able to practice every day, " commented junior Monica Fierek. The Band performed at home football and basketball games, gave three concerts and also participated in regional and state contests. Band required more than just musical exper- ience. " I believe that it takes a certain type of person to be in Band, " stated Mr. Don Os- topowitz, Band director. " He should be someone who is will- ing to work within a group as well as for it, " added senior Ken Reister. " It was unusual; it took time to participate in all of Band ' s activities, time which took away from other activi- ties. " A second organization opened to musically inclined students was Orchestra. Its re- hearsals were sixth hour and after school before concerts. Orchestral music was for those students who enjoyed classical music and had been involved with it for several years. " I ' ve become involved in music so I was able to go to music camps and meet new people, " ex- pressed freshman Lauren Bittner. Orchestra instructor Mrs. Cynthia Schnabel felt students gain a lot from experience. " The students learned a sense of self-discipline, and they im- proved themselves. " Violin player, senior Alan Spoerner also felt he benefitted from the class. " It helped me to get experience for a possible music major in college. " Flag Corps: (front row) Kim Kenne- dy, Bridget Yekel, Amy Meagher, Amy Cashman, Gwen Tafel, Pam Wood (row 2) Teresa Przybyz, Kim Hybiak, Michelle Riebe, Sheila Brackett, Holly Sherman, (back row) Wendy Lawson, Briana Newton, Lynn Farkas, Shelli Ingram, Jodi Quasney. Band: (front row) Christian Gloff, Tom Hudec, Scott De Boer, Dave Eusley, Laura Davis, Kevin Bom- berger. (row 2) Rod Anderson, Steve Oberc, Paul Buyer, Chris Gron, Scott Masepohl (back row) Jeff Bunger, Randy Rhoads, Dan Colbert, Dave Gustat, Curt Jurgenson. Band: (front row) Kristin Johns, Lau- ra Siska, Jennifer Vanderhouk, Eric Schwartz, Greg Psaros, Robert Lesko, Mike O ' Conner (second row) Amelia Noel, Karen Lesko, Renee Robinson, Lisa Smisek, Kristi Seliger, Rea Robinson, Lisa Rosen, Sharon Kiser (row 2) Raquel Mathews, Erika Frederick, Jenny Remmers, Marcia LaMantia, Morgan Noel, John Yotes, Jeff Clapman, Dave Delaney. Band: (front row) Sue Riebe, Chris Smith, Karen Jurgenson, Kris Siebe- cen, Monica Fierek, Wade Van Or- man. (row 2) Connie Czapla, Ken Reister, Brian Cuddington, Lee Ann Ingles, Wendy Deem, Amy Gluth. (back row) Rachel Moskowitz, Sonia Blesic, Elana Stern, Diane Dicker- hoff, Denise Eckholm, Cindy Pear- son. Band: (front row) Brian Fleming, Craig Bomberger, Bill Slosser, Laura Gualandi, Tricia Abott. (row 2) Don Williams, Mike Gustaitis, Matt Proudfoot, Kathy Sims, John Stew- art, (back row) Rob Marshak, Chris Gloff, Keith Zoeteman, Dan Kaege- bein. Matter of Skills 9 uring halftime the Marching Band played a major role in the entertain- ment. Junior Trisha Abbott directs her energies into this tradition during a football game performance. lancing up from her music, fresh- man Amy Gluth checks her timing with Mr. Don Ostopowicz, band director, during the Homecoming Pep Rally. A; Adding his harmony to the band ' s total sound, senior Steve Meyer focuses his eyes on his saxophone. T: o achieve precision in movements and timing, individual rehearsing is im- portant. Sophomore Lynn Farkas takes time to review late into the evening. Matter of Skills Skills r atience For students who prefered to entertain vocally, there was Choir. " It wasn ' t necessary for a student to have a good voice, but having a good sense of pitch was helpful, " remarked Music teacher and Choir director Mr. Richard Holmberg. " Choir was a fun class for me because I like to sing and perform. I receive experience performing in front of a large audience, " comment- ed junior Greg Houser. The Choir performed at con- certs in December and May and for many civic groups and ser- vice clubs. Another club devoted to performing was Drama Club. " The student didn ' t have to be r choreography gives life to any per- formance. While rehearsing " Button Up Your Overcoat, " the Senior Girls En- semble adds visual impact. an actor or actress to join this club. He could get a lot of ex- perience working behind the scenes with technical work, costumes, set designing and ushering, " explained Drama teacher Mr. Gregg Ladd. To be a Drama Club actor or actress demanded talent as well as skill, but in the end it helped a lot in other situations. " Drama helped me to loosen up when in front of a large group, " said freshman Kathy Romar. Another aspect of the Drama Club was backstage work. " Peo- ple don ' t really realize how much work went into things aside from acting. It doesn ' t matter how good the acting, since the costumes, set design, and lighting could always make a good performance better, " said sophomore Aaron Krevitz. Senior Mixed Ensemble: (front row) Rich Buchanan, John Higgins, Rob Mary Smogolecki, Kim Kocal, Mi- Dixon, Charley Shoemaker, Jona- chelle Novak, Jennifer Richwine, than Irk, John Dzurovcik, Chris Jodi Jerich, Laura Szakacs. (back row) Benne. Senior Girls Ensemble: (front row) Smogolecki, Kim Kocal, Michelle Sherrill Murad, Laura Szakacs, Wen- Novak, Jodi Jerich, Carol Beckman, Dee Adams, Lisa Mitchell, Anita Si- Jennifer Richwine, Marcy Lang, dor, Debbie Kish, (back row) Mary Junior Girls Ensemble: (front row) Stephanie Salzman. (back row) Mau- Valerie St. Leger, Jen Auburn, Lori reen Harney, Mary Beth Tafel, Ra- Kobus. (row 2) Kerrilynn Condon, chel Shoup, Tara Goebel. Carolyn Beriger, JoEllen Leonark, Sophomore Girls Ensemble: (front (back row) Lila Jacobs, Elaine row) Irene Huang, Rosanne Trippel, Schmidt, Dana Baker, Kerry Deig- Tyrah Fulkerson, Cheryl Cooper. nan, Colleen Murphy. Matter of Skills Senior Mixed Enxemble: (front row) Sidor, Debbie Kish, (back row) Eric Carol Beckman, Sherrill Murad, Gomez, John Owen, Mike Dillon, WenDee Adams, Lisa Mitchell, Anita Walter Bracich, Mike Watson. Senior Boys Ensemble: (front row) maker, John Higgins, Rob Dixon, Mike Dillon, Rich Buchanan, Walter Larry Serrano, Pocholo Cruz, Chris Bracich, Dave Steiner, Eric Gomez, Benne, John Dzurovcik, Mark Al- Martin Brauer, Mike Hecht. (back mase. row) Jonathan Irk, Charley Shoe- Junior and Sophomore Boys Ensem- ble: (front row) Dave Render, Jeff Kapp, Mike Irk, Randy Grudzinski, Dan Hollis, (row 2) John Hoch, Eric Powell, Tom Dernulc, Louis Chron- owski, Tom Zudock, Greg Houser, Kevin Zoun (back row) Rich Davis, Paul Manzano, Greg Chip, Andy Sherman, Tom Hemingway, Chris Preslin, Mark Slonaker. Junior Sextet: (front row) Jen Au- (back row) Lynne Carter, Lee God- burn, Tina Ziants, Margo Schwartz. lewski, Cindy Kopenec. -A rrenrion ro Details Giving up doyrime fanning and nighrrime parries, srudenrs worked rrs crronnrhpn C kills. " Two days " was written on the chalkboard . . . two days until school was out and summer vacation began. Some students had plans to party while others intended to lay out all day and get a tan. A few, however, were ready to spend a couple of weeks at a summer camp learning dif- ferent skills. While some girls basketball players went to camp to shar- pen their shooting skills, the cheerleaders visited the Smith Woolridge camp in Syracuse, IN. While there, they learned cheers, pom pon routines, and partner stunts during the day. " The camp was meant to be a new experience for the cheerleaders, " remarked Mrs. Linda Scheffer, Cheer- leading sponsor and home economics teacher. Athletics weren ' t the only groups who went to camp. Members of Crier and Para- gon showed their abilities at the Ball State University Jour- nalism Workshops. Everyday the five yearbook students and twelve newspaper stu- dents involved themselves in a day full of journalism rang- ing from researching stories to pasting up layouts. " The experience of going to work- shop helped me improve my photography skills during the year! It made a differ- ence, " said senior Holly Sherman, photography edi- tor for Paragon. Even though summer was a time for relaxation, some people were preparing for the upcoming school year by sharpening skills. Relaxing in the warm Muncie sun, juniors Gary Mintz and Mike Gold- smith take a well earned break from the hectic schedule at the Journal- ism Workshop at Ball State Universi- ty. Crier and Paragon staffers worked to improve skills. Matter of Skills In the midst of masses of food, junior Kerri Crist, DECA member, makes sure everything is in order for the informal dance held in January. ak aking a short break from her OEA work, senior Mary Kottaras catches up on some classwork. OEA taught stu- dents both office and organizational skills, along with other business aspects. Distributive Education Clubs of America: (front row) Dave Levin, Ron Muller, Chris Preslin, Kristine Halas, Andy Gerand, Glenn Barath, Kerri Crist, (row 2) Tim Dayney, Julie Calvert, Janet Orlich, Kristy Kel- leher, Jill Caniga, Julie Nelson, Lee Godlewski, Jennifer Falaschetti. (row 3) Barb Ramirez, Carolyn Echterling, Greg Lorenzi, Kim Wiley, Kim Len- nertz, Debbie Mcdonough, Sabine Petersen, Phyllis Scheive. (row 4) Da- vid Reck, Paul Wein, Tim Milne, John Ostrowski, Eugene McCune, Joe Gray, Kurt Pfister. (back row) Roger Barber, Bill Sikorski, Rich Col- bert, Ted Kocal, Scott Peterson, Stephanie Wasilak. Office Education Association: (front row) Sherri Elowerton, Debbie Strange, Bev Hunter, Dena Tsako- poulos. (row 2) Kelly Hayden, Mi- chele Saklaczynski, Mary Kottaras, Mrs. Jean Kadish. Matter of Skills . I » Skills r atience m On the other hand, students who enjoyed business and sub- jects that were associated with it could join DECA to improve their specific skills. The purpose of it was to give the students ex- perience of how to make mon- ey. To get into the club one had to be in Sales and Marketing or Marketing Distributive Educa- tion. Aside from dealing with in class activities, DECA had a car- nation sale, a dance, fundraisers during the year, and competi- tions against other schools. " I enjoyed going to district competition held at Valparaiso High School. It was a worth- while experience because I met lots of people and basically had fun, " commented senior Bob Appelsies. Not only did DECA prepare members for distant future ca- reers, but it also tried placing students with their career inter- ests. Since DECA is connected to " The Source " , the school book- store, some of the students worked there. " I tried to set up interviews that were related with business fields to start them on the right track, " explained Mr. Kent Lewis, DECA sponsor and busi- ness teacher. Likewise, OEA is a business club created to stimulate stu- dents to be better prepared for a job in business and secretarial positions. In order to be a par- ticipant, one must have taken the course Cooperative Office Education (COE). " Strengthening poise and confidence in the girls was what the club strives for, " explained Ms. Jean Kadish, OEA sponsor and COE teacher. " We wanted to do the best at teaching the girls subjects from selling tech- niques to organizational skills, " Ms. Kadish furthered. OEA ' s main purpose was to help the members find a job in the field of office business so they would be more prepared for the future. Besides this, they held activities including a ban- quet, carnation sale, and a dis- trict competition in February. " Anyone who wished to go into business would find it ' s a constructive club because of the business aspects, but some of the time we also did other things that were really fun, like the banquet, " comme nted sen- ior Kelly Hayden. c •Showing her spirit, junior Brenna Panares buys balloons to add school col- ors to her dress decor and help support DECA ' s fundraising effort. Matter of Skills Skills r atience « For students interested in promoting spirit in athletics and using their service skills, there was GTO and Cheerleading. GTO was divided into two sections including Track and Wrestling GTO, sponsored by English teacher Mrs. Doris Johnson. Swimming GTO was led by Mrs. Ruth Brasaemle, Composition and Humanities instructor. “Wrestling GTO was fun be- cause we met many new people and we had the responsibility of keeping statistics and cheering on the wrestlers, " said senior Michele Saklacynski. " The swimmers needed peo- ple to support and encourage them and I felt I helped to fulfill that need, " stated freshman Danielle Mavronicles. Another club that boosted team spirit was Cheerleading. " To be a cheerleader one must have an outgoing personality, gymnastic or athletic ability, plus a sense of responsibility and dedication, " explained Cheerleading sponsor Mrs. Lin- da Scheffer, Home Economics teacher. " I get a feeling of satisfaction from knowing that I was helping to promote school spirit, " said junior Kristen Komyatte, varsity cheerleader. Although everyone ' s skills may vary to different degrees, there is a way for almost every- one to become active in extra and co-curricular activities, all it took was patience and practice. fxooting the swim team on, sopho- more Cathi Cak and freshman Danielle Mavronicles take time to do one of the many functions of Girls Timing Organi- zation. Matter of Skills Wi ith pencil in hand and calculator nearby, seniors Jill Janott and Sally Mill- er check the accuracy of the swimming statistics. Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders: (front row) Joan Kiernan, Holly Harle, Brigitte Viellieu. (back row) Kathy Wojcik, Andrea Petrovich, Kelly Harle. Varsity Football Cheerleaders: (front row) Kristin Komyatte, Holly Harle, Brigitte Viellieu. (back row) Kathy Wojcik, Andrea Petrovich, Kelly Harle. Wrestling Girl ' s Timing Organiza- tion: (front row) Kim Falusi, Michele Saklaczynski, Julie Rubino, Sabine Petersen, Tina Ziants, Andrea Whit- low, Natalie Fabian, (row 2) Melinda Beach, Shelli Ingram, Sheila Higgins, Cheryl Pool, Katie Sheehy, Michele Jones, Athena Panos. (back row) Ma- rie Bradley, Gwen Tafel, Susie Hess, Kerri Crist, Stephanie Wasilak, Kris- tin Keen. Swimming Girl ' s Timing Organiza- tion: (front row) Stacy Muskin, Jen- nifer Nau, Amy Zajak, Lisa Thomas, Christine Bobeck, Jill Janott. (row 2) Crissy Dinga, Dianna Holler, Kelly Jones, Cheryl Pool, Katie Sheehy, Ju- lie Rubino. (back row) DeeDee Dinga, Sabine Petersen, Danielle Mavronicles, Jeanne Robbins, Mi- chele Saklaczynski, Laura Baker. Junior Varsity Cheerleaders: (front Christy Thill, (back row) Cheryl Coo- row) Cathy Labitan, Kris Zaun, per, Rhonda Pool, Natalie Kijurna. Freshman Football Cheerleaders: (front row) Patricia Camino, Susan Higgins, Cathy Nisiewicz. (back row) Tracy Silverman, Julianne Chevigny, Jenny Dedelow. Freshman Basketball Cheerleaders: (front row) Tracy Silverman, Susan Higgins (back row) Patricia Camino, Cathy Nisiewicz, Mary Blaesing. Matter of Skills . Vssisting junior Kevin Zaun and Mr. Doug Fix skew the chickens, junior Mike Goldsmith gazes at the crowd of hungry people waiting for food while at the Speech and Debate Chicken Barbeque fundraiser. This particular fundraiser is held annual- ly in the school cafeteria. Surprised by the number of flowers he received, junior Tom Montine wonders who they are from. A flower sale was just one of many fundraisers DECA held throughout the year. i Uthough she ' s engrossed in Mrs. Ruth Bra- saemle ' s composition lecture, senior Dawn Medlin displays her Homecoming spirit by wearing a hat sold as a fundraiser by the cheerleaders. Fundraisers RAISERS ' SHAVE OSTS ' Club fundraisers gave both problems and money in the bank. Money. It ' s a common necessity of life. But extra cash wasn ' t just needed for one ' s own per- sonal bank account, many clubs sponsored var- ious fundraisers to bring in cash. Since clubs have no budget allowed to them, fundraisers were mandatory to be able to partici- pate in various competitions and purchase new equipment. " Without them (fundraisers) stu- dents wou ld have to support themselves finan- cially at State competitions, which would mean not many would go, " mentioned Mr. Kent Lewis, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) sponsor. Organizations in need of money found many different fundraisers to earn a profit, ranging from painter ' s hats to a chicken barbeque. The most popular choices for money-makers was sell- ing candy and carnations. The CRIER began a tradition of selling Valen- tine ' s Day carnations after stopping three years ago. " Flower sales are easy, people enjoy them, and there isn ' t too much work for the staff, " commented publications advisor, Mrs. Nancy Hastings. In other organizations the individual made the profit. The Field Trip Club held a candy sale in the fall, in which the club made nothing. Instead, stu- dents got credit on trips according to how much they earned. " The club tried to pay for trips through fundraisers that kids would have to pay for themselves, " furthered Mrs. Phyllis Braun, guidance counselor and one of the club ' s spon- sors. Though these organizations raised money, it didn ' t come without its difficulties. Some had problems getting people to buy their product. " The hardest part was going out to sell tickets for the Speech and Debate Chicken Barbeque be- cause you ran into rude people and vicious dogs! " exclaimed junior Cindy Kopenec. Fundraisers became a major part of club activi- ties. Whether it was candy sales or show profits, both individual students and whole organizations devoted their time in the earning and spending of the " common necessity. " )( ith spirit floating at her side, senior Michelle Robbins supports DECA ' s balloon sale to show that a person can never have " too high " of spirits. Fundraisers Dl ' oing research for debate involves dedica- tion and work. Junior Karen Skurka looks for the information she needs for the upcoming debate meet. rganizing his thoughts on a summary notecard, junior Rob Cantu tries to take the key elements from the sentence and put it into his own words for his term paper. The term paper is an important part of 2nd semester, junior year. Mind over Matter Descartes, the French Philospher, said of himself, " I think, therefore, I am. " If these words held true, many classes were more than just in exis- tence. They required students to think and use their minds more than matter. For example, Speech and Debate students expressed their mental capabilities verbally. " In debate, be- cause the research is done indepen- dent ly, if you don ' t use your mind, you can ' t win, " stated junior Penny Lantz. Also, " one of the most difficult things about giving speeches was to think of a topic and also to memorize the speeches. So, you really had to use your mind, " stated sophomore Pat Jeneske. In another respect, students in Computer math found challenges in trouble shooting their computer programs. While trying to get exact wording and mathematical expres- sions instituted in their programs, students racked their brains to get the perfect combination. " When I had to make programs for computer math, it involved a lot of thought because you had to get ev- erything to fit all together just right, " explained senior John Brozovic. Looking for the angle measure- ments, geometry students used their minds in a never ending battle to find midpoints, to measure angles, to look for congruency, and, ultimately, to solve proofs. Students also had to learn trigonometry, circles, and co- ” You hove to use your mind in sociology because you ore learning why people behave as they do. The answers aren ' t in a book ; you have to think about it. " Whe7 it comes to mind over matter, some students find it easier to study in solitude. The commons area in the Central building offers the chance for peace and quiet to those who feel they need it. A Iway from the classroom, seniors Lisa Fer- ber, Jennifer Rouse, Sharon Metz, and Sharon Kieser total the results as they work together on a Sociology project in the Central Hall com- mons area. Mind over Matter Matter ordinate geometry. " Geometry involved a lot of think- ing b ecause you have to learn all the theorems, postulates, and proofs, which took a lot of time and energy to figure out, " said sophomore Dave McMahon. On the other hand, students in the stimulated version of American gov- ernment, Hopcal, had to logically think like statesmen. Hopcal was a simulation whereby the students would assume the political roles re- lated to the law making process. " In Hopcal you have to know what you ' re doing when they call on you to make a motion or defend a bill, " stated senior Marty Brauer. Also memorizing the mind-bog- gling principles of the legislative sys- tem forced students to think. " In government, you had to use your mind because of the extensive mate- rial that had to be learned, " stated senior John Higgins. Trying to meet deadlines, newspa- per staff members rushed to inter- views, burned the night-light writing their stories, and stayed overtime at newspaper printer to get a finished product which truly showed their use of mind of matter. " When you write stories it ' s not just quotes. It ' s important that a writer pulls the story together with transitions and organi- zation was hard to do, too, " stated junior Lynn Moehl. In the same fashion, students in English class tried to master the language using their heads to memo- rize vocabulary words, comprehend great works of literature, and write research papers and compositions. " I found writing compositions very difficult because it involves a lot of creative thinking and writing and it is sometimes difficult to get your ideas organized on paper, " said sopho- more Matthew Efron. Similarly, " In English if you want to speak or write coherently, one must use their minds, " explained Mr. Phil C Striving to cover news outside the com- munity, junior Ron Reed and senior Mark Al- mase, CRIER sports staff, ask Mr. Jim Frey, Cubs manager, questions on the team ' s 1984 suc- cess. c Scanning the newspaper for his assignment, junior Eugene McCune looks for quotes in the Chicago Tribune. With this English assignment students need to stretch their resources be- yond the basic textbooks. ilming for a sociology experiment, senior WenDee Adams takes videos of the pratfall experiment. The students put masks over their faces and acted in front of an audience, who later picked their favorite personalities. rrenrion ro Details Cliffs Notes prove ro be crutches for dependent lirerory cosuoliries engoged in o wor ro conquer the classic, bur lengthy novel. As a grumble of anxiety left the mouth of a student encumbered with books for an entire school day, he shuffled behind a hobbling student down the hall. The hobbler, although aided by crutches, was in turn inflicted with a throbbing leg and aching arms. Students who left class five min- utes early because of an injury weren ' t the only ones using crutches. In literary classes Cliffs Notes were used as a reinforce- ment to the understanding of var- ious pieces of literature. One could have lived without Cliffs Notes and successfully passed a class, but some students felt they needed them to survive. " I wouldn ' t have been able to fin- ish Great Expectations or even un- derstand it without my Cliffs Notes, " explained freshman Steve Muller. Many discovered this abridged version of a novel to be a much needed supplement to their notes. " I had used Cliffs Notes to help me study. They selected the important facts that were usually on the tests, " commented Denise DeChantal sophomore. With crutches and all the in- jured party made it to class and one realized he wasn ' t the only one dependent on crutches. Cliffs Notes proved to be an extra sup- port when it came to studying. To take a shortcut through Charles Dick- ens ' Great Expectations, freshman Steve Muller skims a Cliffs Notes at Alexander ' s book store before purchasing it. VK hile verbally relating their ideas sopho- more Elaine Wolff and freshmen Julie Gorski and Cindy Pearson give a panel discussion for speech class. Mind over Matter Clark, English teacher. Along another line, foreign lan- guage students attempted to grasp the basics of a whole different lan- guage. Many starting with almost no prior knowledge to a language, they strived to read, write, and speak flu- ently in each respective tongue by the end of the year. “In French class, we can only speak French. It can sometimes be difficult because you have to first think about it in English and then translate it into French, " stated sophomore Lori Lieser. Psychology students attempted to grasp the principles of man ' s nature through intense studies and a peri- odic survey of man and the world around him. “In psychology I had to use my mind a lot to understand the details that were taught and to put them together to analyze what was going on, " explained junior Lori Ko- bus. English Literature students used their minds by concentrating on es- says, poetry, short stories, plays, and novels. The student might have also seen himself in a different perspec- tive through studying Keats, Words- worth, and Pope. While creative writing class was Matter considered an English class, it was to- tally different from writing the ex- pository form taught in regular Eng- lish classes. The basis of this course was perception of objects, environ- ment, and individuals. By the end of the semester, students would have written a play, short story, or an es- say, all requiring knowledge and thought. Sociology, a behavioral science, gave the students a chance to con- front issues and express ideas con- cerning matters important to human beings. " You have to use your mind in sociology because you are learning why people behave as they do. The answers aren ' t in a book, you have to think about them, " stated senior Amy Goldenberg. Whether it was writing a term pa- per junior year, figuring out a proof for geometry, memorizing vocabu- lary, or thinking of a creative way to write a story for the newspaper, the mind proved to be a valuable com- ponent in the overall learning pro- cess. I inding the congruent angle, sophomore Peter Wong figures out the geometry proof. Geometry students concentrated on using the postulates, proofs and theorems. WC; orking together is easier than by your- self. Senior Cheryl Murad and junior Tim Milne try to figure out the answer in account- ing. n ' oing Spanish skits makes learning Spanish more fun. While learning how to say the names of foods, junior Mellee Jacobo and senior Sean Hanus pretend they ' re eating in a restaurant while being served by senior Carolyn Kim. 90 Mind over Matter 4 T„ rying to get everything to run as planned, junior Joe Solan works on his program for computer math class. r V oncentrating on her make-up govern- ment test, senior Dawn Meyer tries to remem- ber the legislative system and branches of the American system. All seniors were required to take the one-semester class. Mind over Motte r R ead all about it, students spread word Communication was vital to get a message across to people. While some watched the even- ing news, others took the initia- tive and became the communi- cators. National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, Quill and Scroll, CRIER and PARAGON were clubs that specialized in communication and informing. Spoken expression was em- phasized on the Speech and Debate teams, which competed in meets across the state. " The purpose of Speech and Debate is for students to learn to com- municate effectively in public speaking, and also to develop poise, self-confidence, and rea- soning skills, " explained English teacher Mrs. Helen Engstrom, Speech and Debate sponsor. Any interested student could join either the Speech team or " Everyone was running around doing something. Since there were so many people on staff, the noise level would be high, making it a mad house. " M laking sure the lids are on tight, junior Kristine Komyatte helps out at the chicken barbeque. Every Speech Team member was required to partici- pate in serving or cooking. Mind over Matter the Debate team. However, to become a member of the Na- tional Forensic League (NFL), a speech and debate honor soci- ety, the student must earn 25 points through competition. The major activity of both teams throughout the school year was the competitions, but to raise funds they sponsored their annual Speech and Debate Chicken Barbeque which add- ed to the Homecoming festivi- ties in October. The profits from the barbeque went to- ward s the payment of entry fees for national competitions along with transportation to meets. Some students joined one of the teams to perfect in interest. " I joined Speech because I liked public speaking and I wanted to perfect it, " furthered senior Mike Dillon. At the state meet at the end of the year, Mrs. Engstrom felt the Speech Team was very suc- cessful. " In placing second out of more than 150 schools who competed in the state, I am pleased with their perfor- mance, " she commented. Also, speech members senior Mike Dillon and junior Mark Ober- lander along with Debate mem- bers sophomore Blase Polite, junior Penny Lantz, juniors An- drew Gordon and Tushar Patel placed first or second in District Competition to qualify for the National held in June. y V hile eating at the chicken barbe- que, speech team members sophomore Hea ther Van Vactor and freshman Jeff Strater support the club ' s efforts. The barbeque is an annual fundraiser held by the Speech Team. isplaying her speech techniques. Speech Team president senior Robbie Terranova shows off her talents, so she can be perfect for the upcoming Ches- terton speech meet. Speech and Debate: (front row) Jim Harrison, Charlie Shoemaker, Thad McNair, Wen Dee Adams, Craig Bomberger, Beth Wrona, Linda Wulf, Sonia Blesic. (row 2) Brad Ec- terling, David McCain, Mike Cha, Usha Gupta, Penelope Lantz, Holly Sherman, Juli Pardell, Rhonda Pool, (row 3)ConnieBoyden,Neil Rosario, Giri Sekhav, Andrew Gorden, Blase Polite, Tushar Patel, Rachel Moskowitz. (row 4) Sashi Sekhar, Amy Kish, Michelle Quinn, Camille Saklaczynski, Cindy Richwine, Mary Beth Tafel. (back row) Greg Witecha, Veena Jain, Lila Jacobs, Cindy Roh, Jenny Koo, Renee Giragos, Becky Selig. Speech and Debate: (front row) Tyrah Fulkerson, Heather VanVac- tor, Cindy Kopenec, Kathy Romar, Eric Wert, Kevin Zaun, (row 2) Dan- ielle Mavronicles, James Smick, Larry Boege, George Melimk, Rajesh Shetby, Dan Williams, Colleen Mur- phy (row 3) Kemp Simonetto, Chris- tie Katonhaven, Eunice Cardenas Jeff Strater, Mike Dillon, Kristin Ko- myatte, Kerry Deignan (row 4) Dan Tharp, Eric Diamond, Swamy Naga- badi, Neil Rosario, Giri Sekhar, Con- rad Almase, Mark Sake (back row) Dave Cerejewski, Chris Benne, Dave Sanders, Mark Oberlander, David Gershman. Speech and debate: (front row) Mark Almase, Michael Goldsmith, Brigitte Viellieu, Kristine Halas, Pa- tricia Camino, Tammy Ochstein, Ju- lianne Chevigny, Susan Higgins, (row 2) Julie Rubino, Jennifer Auburn, Te- resa Mintier, Kris Zaun, Jenny Dede- low. Candy Hembling, Julie Bacino, Lynn DeChantal. (row 3) Tad Taylor, Jon Hibler, Michele Moskovitz, Lisa Arlen, Sheila Higgins, Lori VanSenus, Kelly Harle, Helen Kim. (row 4) Mike Roper, Todd Williams, Michelle Krajnik, Tom Boyden, Jessica Efron, Gary Eldridge, Kevin Dillon, (back row) Jim Harrison, Charley Shoe- maker, Karen Skurka, Kristine Keen, Ted Vrenas, Goran Kralj, Missy Johnson, Robbie Terranova. Mind over Matter 93 Matter R.ead all about it Communication can be done by the use of the written word. Crier was a bi-weekly paper that came out on Fridays. The paper ' s major job was " to keep the students and faculty in- formed about what is happen- ing in the school as well as the community, " stated Mrs. Nancy Hastings, publications adviser. Any student may be on the Crier, but first must complete either Journalism I or Photo- journalism. Stories must be written, along with captions, headlines, and pictures as- signed according to editor-in- chief Mona ElNaggar, senior. " Everyone was running around doing something. Since there were so many people on staff, the noise level would be high, making it a mad house. " She ex- plained. Despite this, many felt being on staff was beneficial. " I learned through experience how to improve my writing, which was helpful not only for newspaper writing, but compo- sitions and term papers, " com- mented junior Ron Reed, Sports Assistant. " You ' re work- ing for a goal to put out a good paper, " he added. The goal of " putting out a good paper " was achieved. Cri- er captured various awards such as the " regional Pacemaker, " the " Silver Crown, " the " Gallup Award " from Quill and Scroll, and was named a " Five Star All- American. " Deadlines seemed to be the worst thing about the paper, " It ' s a constant challenge to meet them and there ' s a lot of tedious work to do, " explained Ron. The yearbook. Paragon, came out in mid-August. Like Crier, a student must complete Journalism I or Photo-Journal- ism before joining the staff. Paragon had boasted its big- gest staff membership ever. There were advantages to this as senior Deanne Wachel, edi- tor-in-chief, explained, " It takes some of the pressure off each individual and the respon- sibility is spread around more. However, there were draw- backs to having a larger staff of " making sure everyone knew what they should be doing and where they should be, " said Mitchie Jacobo, Managing Edi- tor. Again, deadlines were con- sidered to be the worst activity of staff work, but Deanne found the lack of time to be the worst. " It was hard to find time to do everything like checking all the layouts, " she added. Agreeing with Deanne, sen- ior Melissa Bados, Copy Editor added " There ' s never enough time, especially when all the layouts come in at one time. " Paragon did not go without its awards for the 1984 year- book, which included, a " Gold Crown " along with a " Five Star All-American. " Mind over Matter Crier: (front row) Amy Goldenberg, Chuck Novak, Carla Dahlsten, Gail Gronek, Mona ElNaggar, Jennifer Durham, Joan Kiernan, Gary Mintz. (row 2) Lynn Moehl, Amy Lamott, Dawn Meyer, Cheryl Chastain, Mi- chelle Robbins, JoAnne Bame, Tiff Arcella, Barb Blaesing. (row 3) Ron Reed, Casey Elish, Charley Shoe- maker, Lisa Gonzales, Lisa Bello, Lisa Mitchell, Juli Pardell, Tina Ziants. (row 4) Jeff Clapman, Mark Ober- lander, David Gershman, Michael Goldsmith, Mark Almase, Wade Van Orman, Jennifer Bischoff. (back row) Sean Diamond, Kristen Kellams, Jeannie Strudas, Karl Hand, Tammy Bard, Kathy Sublett, Jim Gauthier. I Busy at work, Advertizing Editor Randi Schatz measures her layout in or- der to draw it precisely. I Xnowing that copy must be properly placed on the dummy sheet, senior Car- la Dahlsten, and senior Lisa Bello, Layout Editor fit the pieces together. To many Crier and Paragon staffers, the " Pub " became " Home. " In order to make a perfect print, year- book photographer Dan Sorak checks the temperature of the developer to make negatives. Paragon: (front row) Holly Sherman, Melissa Bados, Deanne Wachel, Amy Thomas, Mitchie Jacobo, Linda Zondor, Ann Miller, Deborah Dil- lon, Sue Wilson, (row 2) Darcy Hera- kovich, Randi Schatz, Tammy Och- stein, Marcy Kott, Melissa Lawson, Lisa Estill, Wendy Vance, Michele Moskovitz. (row 3) Teresa Mintier, Sheila Higgins, Kristine Halas, Lori VanSenus, Susie Hess, Angie Paris, Jessica Efron, Randy Blackford, (row 4) Nick Struss, Sue Pierson, Tracy Richards, Lisa Arlen, Julie Rubino, Jessica Katz, Cindy Crosby, Brenna Panares. (back row) Ken Walczak, Todd Williams, Eric Beatty, Timothy Maloney, Shari Romar, Diane Monak, Jenny Kopas, Dan Sorak. I ressed for time, senior Joan Kiernan, Perspective Editor, pastes up her layout so it is ready for the printer Thursday evenings while junior Cary Mintz, News writer, laughs at the fact that his work is done. Mind over Matter 1 _ ust before taking her oath, senior Melissa Bados lights a candle which is the traditional manner of initiation into Quill and Scroll. This journalism hon- orary was for those students who exhib- ited outstanding abilities in either Crier or Paragon. A rrenrion to Details Taking command in rhe game of follow rhe leader, srudenrs employ rhelr rime, porience , dedication. Follow the leader is a game played by children, but not all children follow the leader. In some cases certain chil- dren tended to develop leadership qualities which they would eventually use later in life. What exactly was a leader? It was someone who guided, Waiting for all the students to find a seat in the stands, first semester Stu- dent Body President senior Joan Horvat discusses the Homecoming pep rally ' s agenda with Mr. Dave Spitzer, student Government spon- sor. persuaded, and influenced. Leaders usually were stu- dents who held some type of authoritative position. One such " persuader " was junior David Geyer, Ameri- can Field Service (AFS) Presi- dent. He had traveled from AFS member to secretary to finally president. " I must admit obtaining this position wasn ' t that easy, but I sense it ' s a challenge to work with fellow peers while also trying to direct them. " he said. Another such " director " was senior DeeDee Dinga Girls ' Swimming Co-Captain. " Although I ' ve had four years of training and hard work, it ' s paid off. I was and am pleased the team had picked me and I felt I owed them good leadership in re- turn, " she commented. Likewise, senior Deanne Wachel, Paragon Editor-in- Chief, and winner of the Daughters of American Rev- olution award, recognized that time and dedication was essential for her. " I put in much patience and effort but after that it was worth it, " she stated. These were students who decided not to play as a fol- lower but as a leader. In uni- son they believed that time, patience, and dedication combined creating leader- ship qualities. They would also confirm that playing the leader was usually always bet- ter than being the follower. 96 Mind over Matter Matter National Honor Society: (front row) Mona El Naggar, Caroline Kim, Jen- nifer Harrison, Dawn Wrona, Anita Sidor, Randy Blackford, Jeff Zawada, Amy Galvin, (row 2) Meg Morgan, Lynn Milan, Lisa Ferber, Laura McQuade, Lisa Bello, Lee Anne Crawford, Deanne Wachel, Kim Ko- cal. (row 3) Michelle Novak, Jodi Jer- ich, Brett Robbins, Lisa Mitchell, Ro- berta Terranova, Michele Dybel, Jacki Ostrowski. (row 4) John Fre- drick, Rachel Rueth, Deno Takles, Nancy Yang, Sashi Sekhar, Maryne Harr, (back row) Eric Gomez, Robert Dixon, Carl Krumrei, Tim Mateja, Perry Manous, Dave Urbanski, Me- lissa Bados. Quill and Scroll: (front row) Melissa nan. (back row) Carla Dahlsten, Lisa Bados, Mitchie Jacobo, Jennifer Mitchell, Lisa Bello, Deanne Wachel, Durham, Mona El Naggar, Joan Kier- Darcy Herakovich. I R.ead To recognize journalism stu- dents with good academic standings is the purpose of Quill and Scroll, the international honor society for high school journalists. Qualified students must rank in the top third of their class, be a junior or senior, and have accomplished " high quality work in some aspect of publications ' according to Mrs. Hastings. Although the club did not sponsor many activities, its ten members from Paragon and Crier did " co-sponsor a car wash to send journalism stu- dents to Summer Workshop at Ball State University, " explained Mrs. Hastings. Also, Quill and Scroll hosted the Journalism Banquet held May 7. Another honorary society was National Honor Society (NHS). Qualifications to be- come a member were: a grade point average of a minimum of 4.2, leadership abilities, service in organizations, and personal character. The major responsibility of the 42 members was a tutoring program, in which NHS helped students improve themselves in particular classes. Tutoring was usually done before or after school and in the NHS mem- ber ' s favorite subject. Also, the tutoring was an obligation for membership. V V hile fulfilling her duties as a NHS member, senior Kim Kocal helps junior Paul Jesesko out with algebra work. Tu- toring is a main duty for members. all about it " Some students don ' t feel comfortable asking teachers for help. Because of that, I feel I ' m giving them (students) and extra opportunity to learn, " ex- plained senior Laura McQuade. Along with tutoring, an in- duction ceremony was held by the organization on May 8 and a Christmas cookie fundraiser that paid for scholarships and the ceremony. There were certain honors that went along with member- ship into NHS. During gradu- ation, the members had the privledge of wearing yellow tassles. Two members were giv- en scholarships based on their school and community involve- ment, leadership, and grade point average, according to NHS sponsor Mrs. Marsha Wiess, guidance counselor. " I ' m very honored to be in NHS, because it ' s something not everyone can be in. Also, colleges look for it on applica- tions and you ' re labeled as a good, acceptable student if you were in NHS, " commented sen- ior Sashi Sekhar. Sure the evening news could inform, but some students de- cided to do the informing and communicating themselves. NHS tutored students. Speech and Debate used spoken ex- pression, while Quill and Scroll centered around the knowl- edge of journalism. The two publications. Crier and Para- gon, both employed the writ- ten word. Mind over Matter oing over the bill, Mrs. Ruth Robert- son, bookkeeper, updates her record books during fifth hour. keeling in the big fish with his left hand, sophomore Chris Vogt casts out his dem- onstration speech during fifth hour. A " »ttempting not to smear the words as he goes along, Mr. Tom Whiteley, history in- structor, holds his elbow away from the blackboard and adds to his lecture during his fifth hour plan period. LEFTIES IGHT Southpaws find cross to bear " Hey watch it! " the lunch time- lefty was sanctioned as he acci- dentally banged elbows with a right-handed person at his table. " Darn it! There goes another sport coat! " screamed the teacher as his elbow instinctively followed in step behind his left hand, eras- ing the lecture on the chalk board almost as fast as he could write it. Problems, problems, problems. Left-handed people seemed to run into them everywhere. Every- thing from writing to eating pre- sented a problem for lefties. Soph- omore Christie Kortenhoven exemplified, " Writing neatly has always been a problem for me, es- pecially with spirals. I almost have to turn the paper upside down to avoid the binding. " " Pens constantly smear when you write left-handed since your arm drags across the paper, " sen- ior Tom Leask agreed. A crowded lunch table created leaving the South parking lot, senior Tom Leask crosses his left arm under his right to shift gears as he heads for home after school. another problem for lefties. " Eat- ing next to a right-handed person has got to be the worst because you constantly knock elbows and arms, " senior Anita Sidor con- firmed with a scowl. While most students enjoyed driving privileges, some lefties found difficulties in the process. " Everything in a car is made for right-handed people, " Tom ex- plained. " It is hard to shift gears, or even use the ashtray. " Other difficulties for lefties were found in using scissors in art and sewing, unless one was to find a pair of left-handed ones. Certain tools in the shop area were hard to adapt to, even the pottery wheels for ceramics were designed for the right-handed people. Accord- ing to Tom, these problems could be solved. " You get use to it, go around it, or if you want to spend money, buy it left. " Left-handed students were not alone in their struggle. Teachers also had grasped problems with their left hand, in school and out. " In the classroom, writing on the board is a major problem. I have to print because the way my elbow and wrist bend, not only restricts my reach, but my arm and hand movement also, " Mr. Tom White- ley, history teacher, said. Though lefties had their prob- lems, they did have one advan- tage. " We ' re different and unique to the majority, " believed Chris- tie. This variance not only applied for left and right-handed persons. There was also a distinct split be- tween a true lefty and an adapted lefty. This was seen in the manner in which they wrote. A person who was born naturally left-hand- ed would have written with his wrist straight, and his elbow bent close to the body. However, an adapted lefty would have his arm curved, his wrist bent down over the paper, and his elbow away from his body. Though lefties had their differ- ences, they all shared problems that had to be dealt with, and ad- vantages that could be enjoyed. W»i ith help from his classmates, senior Matt Travis strums his guitar and sings a chorus of " Stairway to Heaven " by Led Zepplin during last hour art. Lefties r V- hecking out the profits, seniors Tiff Ar- cella and Laura McQuade share a copy of The Wall Street Journal during fifth hour econom- ics to see how their investments are doing and thus, to find out whether or not to sell their stock. aron and all, senior Bob Zemaitis plays the part of a feminine male, a reversed gender concept, in a gender role association skit dur- ing last hour Sociology class. y rrenrion to Details Midrerm groduorion opens rhe doors of opportunity rhor directs onxious seniors roword college, work or relaxation. Walking down the hall with an air of pride and satisfaction, the senior, as if for the last time, stopped and looked around, tak- ing in a s many sights and memories of yesteryear as he could. With a smile, he turned to face his locker and sighed. He opened it and be- gan to clean it out as other senior passers-by looked on with envy. He was one of the 32 seniors who found themselves capable of graduating at midterm. In order to graduate at midterm, a senior must have earned, at least, the 38 required credits, and had completed and received a passing grade in all the required courses. " I met all the requirements needed to graduate midterm, so I figured why stay in school if I don ' t need to? I could find better things to do with time, " senior Carolyn Echterling explained her reasons. Since these seniors had free time, they had to find something to occupy themselves. Some went r y orking full time dayside at McDon- alds as crewleader, senior Carolyn Echterl- ing takes an order, while manager Vickie Taylor backs her up. on to get an early start at college, taking freshman courses, while others chose to work full time, and still some just laid back. " I had a job throughout the year, so after I graduated I had them put me on full time. " Carolyn explained. " I can work days and more hours. " Midterm graduates found themselves with certain advan- tages. Working full time, starting college a semester early, or just taking it easy, they were advan- tages well worth their wait. Beyond the Basics ASICS " All aboard! " the anxious teacher bellowed as the doors of the bus flew open, and students barbarically plowed their way through the small entrance and stumbled to the near- est seat of interest. The engine roared full force as the bus b obbled and bounced away from the school with excited students screaming and waving out the window; the fieldtrip was underway! The norms of the classroom rou- tine were broken with such events as fieldtrips, skits, videotapes, and other projects to provide enjoyment and benefits to students. Lectures, worksheets and book- work were not the only methods of education. Some classes provided hands-on training to illustrate how the tools and terms of the trade were applied. Spring break was a time of year that most students anticipated, but for Project Biology students there was something more. Big Pine Key, Flor- ida was the destination, spending six days going back to nature at Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, then onward to Fort Wilderness in Disney World for a three day visit. Though camping out, hiking, snorkling and touring Dis- ney ' s Epcot Center were recreational activities, they had a purpose. " We studied plants and animals on land and in water, " junior Mary George explained. " One of our main goals was to learn to appreciate a world which we usually didn ' t notice. Humans are not the only living things on earth. " The last six weeks of each semes- ter, government classes joined to- gether for a congressional simula- tion, HOPCAL. Not only was this the name of the simulation, but also the fictitious country students, who as- sumed the roles of congressmen, re- presented. Each congressman wrote a bill which went through the same procedures a potential law would en- dure in the United States legislative system. " The simulation was very benefi- cial because it illustrated how our Congress creates our laws, " ex- plained senior Chris Fissinger. Sociology was another class well known for its rather unique projects. One project was a version of the game Blind Man ' s Bluff. A student was blindfolded and then directed around the school by a classmate. This allowed the students to exper- ience the hardships of being a blind person. " Mr. Schriener goes to great lengths with these projects in order to reveal an understanding of the purpose and meaning of the subjects we study. " senior Barb Ramirez con- firmed. " You learn more from these projects than you could from a book. The fun was just a plus. " Though not as elaborate, other classes deviated from the norms of school. In speech class, videotapes were made of student speeches so they could view their own and other classmates ' mistakes. Spanish classes also took fieldtrips to see the movie El Norte, and to Chi-Chi ' s to gorge themselves on a taste of Mexico. Journalism I held a sandwich lab, in which students prepared their favor- ite sandwich and set it on display for all to judge the appearance. This was to show that appearance is a plus to anything. Psychology class took a fieldtrip to the Lake County Court House in order to view court proce- dures and the consequences of cer- tain deviant behaviors. According to principal Dr. John Preston, fieldtrips had to prove to be worth the while. " A fieldtrip was not a treat. They must be subject related and, of course, educational because there are too many things to take into consideration, such as the time taken away from both student ' s and teach- er ' s other classes. " From minor to major, fieldtrips and projects broke the daily classroom routine to provide benefits and en- joyment and to take the learning process beyond the basics. " You learn more from projects than you could from a book. " Joing on strike, senior Jeff Witham prepares his sign for the marching demonstration outside of the business management class during fifth hour in order to illustrate the hardships of big business. 101 Beyond the Basics Beyond the Basics " The club is a goal to work for. It shows that you ore the best! " ayer by layer essentials surpassed Flour, eggs, and milk. These were the essential ingredients to make a cake, but for variety one must use more than the ba- sics. Likewise, students joined certain clubs to add excitement and go beyond the basic essen- tials. For this reason some students became members of Student Government. " Besides learning the basic organizational skills, members worked and put forth the extra effort, " said Mr. David Spitzer, Student Government sponsor and English teacher. " The main function was to be the voice for the Student population and help the community. " During the year they spon- sored the Ffomecoming dance and parade, and the Thanksgiv- ing food drive. A blood drive was also sponsored by Student Government, with the pro- ceeds going to Community Hospital. Similarily, Class Executive Council (CEC) also functioned as the voice of the students, be- cause each of the members ex- pressed opinions for their own class. They helped with things such as Student Body elections and floats. Members of Scuba Club dove their way beyond the swimming basics. In order to belong to Scuba Club, each member had to acquire an open water card. After completing six weeks of instruction classes on diving, Wi ith a look of excruciating pain, senior Bob Zemaitis cringes as a Red Cross volunteer inserts the needle. The Blood Drive was sponsored by Student Government during March so that 98 students could do their part to aid the blood shortage crisis. the card was awarded. Being thus labeled a ' good diver, ' the work and fun began. " Although diving can be hard work, we had many adven- tures, " stated senior Jim Fitt. The club frequently dove at Pearle Lake in Wisconsin and No-Name Quarry in Calumet City, but the big trip of the year was during spring break to Grand Cayman, a little Island south of Cuba. " Diving is great because divers view things that most people don ' t, " stated Mr. Jef- frey Craves, Scuba Club spon- sor. I ull of school spirit, Student Govern- ment members add to the Homecom- ing festivities. Student Government was in charge of organizing the traditional weekend events including the pep rally, parade, and dance. VK; hile diving at Pearl Lake in Wis- consin, Scuba Club sponsor Mr. Jeffrey Graves, chemistry teacher, adjusts his equipment before setting off. 102 Beyond the Basics Student Government: (front row) David Lanman, Peggy Rippey, Mar- nye Harr, Kris Cook, Lisa Mitchell, Jennifer Richwine, Kim Kocal, Chris- tine Kortenhoven. (row 2) Lisa Layer, Lisa Arlen, Sheila Higgins, Lori Ko- bas, Jessica Efron, Chuck Novak, An- gie Tsakopoulos. (row 3) Laura McGill, Tammy DeRueamer, Jody Clapman, Kristen Hanes, Lori An- derson, Diane Adich, Connie Boy- den. (back row) Mary Myer, Leslie Lutz, Patricia Camino, Lisa Dywan, Cheryl Cooper, Sally Brennan, Ca- mille Saklaczynski, Greg Nowak. Freshman Class Executive Council; Pack, (back row) Chrissy Zudock, (front row) Susan Higgins, Mary Mary Crary, Julianne Chevigny. Blaesing, Joyce Kozolwski, Cami Sophomore Class Executive Coun- man, Cindy Simko. (back row) Randy cil: (front row) Blase Polite, Kris Grudzinski, Wendy Beckman, Cathy Zaun, Kerry Deignan, Sheri Feffer- Labitan, Amy Paulson, Neil Rosario. Junior Class Executive Council: (front row) Kristin Komyatte, Char- ley Shoemaker, Kristine Halas, Bri- gitte Viellieu. (row 2) Cathleen Che- vigny, Melissa Jacobo, Sue Hackett, Susie Hess, (back row) Karen Skurka, Lori Van Senus, Marty Collins, Paul Rakos. Senior Class Executive Council: (front row) Mona El Naggar, Lee Anne Crawford, Jennifer Harrison, Nancy Yang, Sandy Langford, (back row) Tim Feeney, Eric Gomez, Chris Camino, Jeff Zawada, Steve Gold- berg. Scuba Club: (front row) Jim Fitt, Mr. sinowski, Mike Ross. Jeff Graves, (back row) Robert Krun- Beyond the Basics 103 cont. Basics Layer by German Club, sponsored by Mrs. Helga Meyer, German teacher, planned activities such as the Oktoberfest, a fieldtrip to German town and a St. Nick party in December to get the students acquainted with Ger- man traditions. “We had a good time and I think the members gained a lot, " said Mrs. Meyer. Similarily, French Club, spon- sored by Mrs. Alyce Mart, French teacher, tried bringing " France to Munster " by having a cheese-pate festival and a French picnic. “The club is for students who desire to expand their interna- tional panorama, " stated junior Larry Boege. Not only were students see- ing new things in the water, but also on land. Field Trip Club wished to expose its members to sights one might not other- wise visit. Through fundraisers students earned the money to go to layer places such as the Candlelight Theatre, Great America, and the Art Institute. ' I joined so I could become more active and travel to more places, ' stated junior Lila Jacobs. FJelping foreign exchange students learn more about the American culture and trying themselves to understand other societies, American Field Ser- vice (AFS) sponsored a trip to Great America. “Great America is some thing to look forward to because it is fun being with friends, " said ju- nior Jessica Katz. Meanwhile, the foreign Lan- guage clubs also went one step further and encouraged certain students to learn more about other cultures. ecked out in his German-style cos- tume, junior Rob Lesko prepares the hors d ' oeuvres for the Germanfest. The money made went to the German Club ' s field trip to Germantown in Chi- cago. I ood is an essential factor when hav- ing a " fest " and the Germanfest proves to be no exception. Freshmen Kathy Romar, Karen Lesko, and Pam Soder- quist make sure everything is in place just before the doors open. 104 Beyond the Basics French Club: (front row) Jessica Efron, Cathleen Chevigny, Karen Skurka, Brigitte Viellieu, Tamara Smith, Anne-Marie Jen, Christie Kortenhoven, Kathie Pavich. (row 2) Tammy Ochstein, Melissa Bados, Deanne Wachel, Amy Galvin, Sashi Sekhar, Lisa Ferber, Marie Bradley, Jennifer Falaschetti, Mrs. Alyce Martt Webb, (row 3) Christy Thill, Dawn Enlow, Elaine Schmidt, Cindy Richwine, Andrea Whitlow, Mi- chele Jones, Athena Panos, Linda Oi. (back row) Kathy Sims, Mary Jo Hoch, Veena Jain, Cheryl Pool, Patti Labeotz, Raymond Rapta, Vijay Jain, Larry Boege. French Club: (front row) Jody Clap- man, Jenny Dedelow, Julianne Che- vigny, Patricia Camino, Melissa Ja- cobo, Lisa Zucker, Jeff Strater. (row 2) Dave Rossa, Mike Gustaitis, Karen Jurgenson, Chris Smith, Mike Cos- tello, Gary Mintz, Andy Han. (row 3) Dede Katris, Hilary Hall, Jennifer Va- lik, Laura Krameric, Jen Uzubell, Cal- ly Raduenzel, Danielle Mavronicles. (back row) Cindy Serletic, Amy Kish, Michele Quinz, Lauren Bittner. Looking over their attendence list, Field Trip Club sponsors Miss Annette Wisnewski and Mrs. Phyllis Braun, guid- ance counselors, make sure they didn ' t leave anyone behind. Besides attending Great America and other cultural activi- ties, the group went to the Shubert Theater in Chicago to see " 42nd Street. " o be better informed in foreign countries, American Field Service president, Dave Geyer, junior, talks with senior Irma Frade in between classes. Irma was a foreign exchange student from Argentina. German Club: (front row) Heather Van Vactor, Jay Ferro, Diane Kova- cich, Jo Anne Bame, Cindy Ko- penec, Mary George, Lisa Thomas, (row 2) Jennifer Bischoff, Lisa Smisek, Laura Davis, Jim Bodefeld, Tushar Patel, Christine Bobeck. (row 3) Charles Chen, Mark Shonaker, Charley Shoemaker, Barb Helms, Eu- nice Cardenas, Pam Soderquist. (back row) Art Thompson, Rea Rob- inson, Amy Gluth, Kathy Romar, Russ Brackett, Robert Berbeco, Ka- ren Lesko. iCM { f a J bm American Field Service: (front row) Jennifer Bischoff, Mike Cha, Kelly Hayden, Tara Goebel, Scott McGre- gor, David Geyer, Heather VanVec- tor, Jeff Strater. (row 2) Larry Boege, Wade VanOrman, Julie Rubino, Mi- chele Saklaczynski, Meg Morgan, Laura McQuade, Mary George, Dede Katris. (row 3) Tyrah Fulkerson, Jen Fraser, Monica Fierek, Tamara Smith, Lisa Smisek, Stephanie Salz- man, Cindy Kopenec, Cathi Cak. (back row) Lisa Gonzales, Jessica Katz, Lynn Milan, Nancy Yang, Carol Kim, Phil Cak, Shari Romar. Field Trip Club: (Front row) Lisa Gonzales, Charley Shoemaker, Lisa Winkler, Carrie Brooks, Julie Nelson, Jessica Katz, Marie Bradley, (row 2) Cristi Seliger, Julie Rubino, Meg Morgan, Kelly Hayden, Shari Romar, Jay Ferro, Cathi Cak. (row 3) Raquel Matthews, Jodi Quasney, Michele Saklaczynski, Cindy Kopenec, Dan- ielle Mavronicles, Kathy Romar, Ma- ria Liakopolous. (back row) Mary Jo Hoch, Dawn Enlow, Teresa Przybysz, Cally Raduenzel, Barb Helms, Eunice Cardenas, Katie Sheehy. Field Trip Club: (front row) Janet Orlich, Linda Wulf, Beth Wrona, Marci Quasney, Dawn Wisniewski, Renee Giragos, Amy Zajac. (row 2) Veena Jain, Dianna Holler, Lisa Thomas, Michele Sus, Rachel Rueth, Annette Christy, Heather VanVac- tor. (back row) Elaine Schmidt, Kathy Sims, Lila Jacobs, Rosanne Trippel, Cindy Kopenec, Tyrah Fulkerson. Beyond the Basics 105 Basics 106 Beyond the Basics Layer by layer com On the other hand, clubs such as Lettermen, Letterwo- men, and Thespians circled around the idea that the stu- dents who belonged were those that had achieved a high level of expertise in their area. Lettermen, and Letterwomen were about one in the same as their main purpose was to hon- or those who had excelled in an athletic team. “The club is something to work for. It shows that you ' ve accomplished something in a given sport and that you ' re one of the best! ' ' explained junior Sue Hackett, varsity crosscoun- try, track and basketball Letter- r ompeting for a character in the play " Dracula " are sophomore Andy Sherman, senior Dave Szala, and junior Mike Costello. The play was produced during Halloween season to add some “horror " to the holiday. This play was one of the two plays put on by the the- ater department. woman. Both clubs raised money for letters by sponsoring a donkey basketball game. The extra money went towards the ban- quet at the end of the year. Also performers; Thespians, headed by Mr. Gregg Ladd, had to act in front of, as well as work behind, the sets to earn their membership. “You have to be a dedicated theatrical performer to be- long, " commented senior Dave Szala, Thespian President. Going beyond the basics proved worthwhile in most of the students cases. In fact, it was frosting on the cake! fter hearing stories about stubborn donkeys, junior Dan Tharp tries to get acquainted to his new friend before the Donkey Basketball game. This game was sponsored by the Lettermen and Let- terwomen and was held in the end of November. uickly skimming through her read- ing, freshman Danielle Mavronicles finds a quiet corner to catch up on some homework before play rehearsal. Letterwomen: (front row) Robbie Terranova, Laura Janusonis, Valerie St. Leger, Mary Beth Tafel, Cindy Richwine, Cindy Simko, Wendy Beckman, (row 2) Kathy Sims, Anita Sidor, Dawn Wrona, Lisa Mansueto, Nancy Yang, Rachel Rueth, Jodi Jer- ich. (row 3) Leanne Suter, Joan Kier- nan, Kathy Wojcik, Christine John- son, Kathy Sublett, Darcy Herakovich, Jill Coluluiwski. (row 4) Mary Myer, Diane Monak, Patty Hit- tie, Kristen Kellams, Kristine Halas, Kristen Komyatte, Lisa Zucker. (back row) Sheri Soltis, Andrea Petrovich, Kim Palmer, Teresa Mintif, Amy La- mott, Lynn Moehl, Sue Hackett. Letterwomen: (front Row) Michelle Novak, Carla Dahlsten, Dawn Feld- man, Usha Gupta, Juli Pardell. (row 2) Kim Kocal, Kelly Jones, Deedee Dinga, Jill Janott, Sally Miller, Laura Szakacs. (row 3) Cathy Somenzi, Cheryl Pool, Chela Gambetta, Barb Payne, Denise Eckholm, Lisa Gon- zales. (back row) Andrea Whitlow, Athena Panos, Michele Jones, Mi- chelle Riebe, Deanne Wachel. Lettermen: (front row) Jeff Witham, Jim Gauthier, Mike Irk, Eric Elman, Paul Rakos, Todd Williams, Mike Roper, Jon Hibler. (row 2) Rich Da- vis, Charley Shoemaker, Dan Tharp, Tony Andello, Dan Fandrei, Steve Schoenberg, Jay Grunewald, Chris Camino. (row 3) Brad Tyrell, Milos Pacivich, Stephen Grim, Nick Struss, Wally Bracich, Randy Bryant, John Higgins, Steve Paris, (row 4) Randy Gluth, Tom Arcella, Bob Rovai, Tony Vranesevich, Andy Lambert, Dan Soltis, Tad Taylor, Ken Walczak. (back row) Mike Petry, Kevin Lasky, Tim Carlson, Goran Stepanevich, John Owen, Carl Krumrei, Kevin Kurz, Steve Fortin. Lettermen: (front row) Mike Wat- son, Jerry Pupillo, Dave Cerajewski, Chris Benne, Perry Manous, Dave Gifford, Tom Zudock. (row 2) Jim Harrison, Jeff Volk, Mike Panfil, Dave Sanders, Phil Cak, Ken Mahala. (row 3) Kevin Kurz, Thad McNair, Ja- son Bischoff, Matt Travis, Chris Fis- singer. (back row) Kevin Mann, Chris Ignas , Mark Oberlander, Jay Potas- nik, Casey Elish, Joe Gray. Intention to Details Winners ' achievements shine, reflected in awards, honors National Merit Finalists French William Acheson Deno Takles Lee Anne Crawford Spanish Mona ElNaggar Kira Boyle John Frederick Jennifer Harrison Carol Kim Lynn Milan Thomas Lobonc Dawn Wrona Daughters of American Boys ' State Revolution (DAR) Randy Blackford Award Dave Urbanski Deanne Wachel Jeff Zawada Indiana University (I.U.) Girls ' State Honors Lisa Ferber German Marnye Harr John Frederick Nancy Yang Beyond the Basics 107 boredo Ouirks As she looked out the window during tbe Spanish lecture, she pretended she was lying on the beach in Florida. She could feel the burning hot sun on her skin and the sand between her toes. The smell of coconut suntan oil was evident. Suddenly she was shocked back into reality by the shrill voice of her teacher yelling at her to pay attention. Sometimes students had a hard time just sitting still and giving their full attention. Many class- room actions existed that had little to do with learning and lots to do with boredom. Sleeping was the main action that students tried to get away with in the class. Many students slept because they were bored. " I slept in classes when the lecture was boring and it was not vital in- formation that I needed for the Is he nervously waits for his turn to speak during the panel discussion, junior Tom Karras chews on his pen. Hidden in Secret test, " sophomore Penny Karr stat- ed. Teachers reactions varied about students sleeping in their class. According to one student, his teacher took off 50 points if the teen got caught sleeping during a lecture. Other teachers didn ' t really care because they felt the student was depriving himself. " I didn ' t bother my students when they were sleeping because they ' re the ones who would lose out in the end, " explained Mr. Tom Whiteley, history teacher. Similar to sleeping, students tended to drift away from the lec- tures and films. Daydreaming was a popular way for people to relieve their boredom. " Without even re- lizing it I ' d stare out the window and wish I was somewhere else " said junior Julie Safran. Nervous habits provided an- other action that sometimes went unnoticed in the classroom. One ' s nervous habits such as crackling his knuckles, clicking his pen, and tapping his feet often bothered neighbors. " When resting my feet on the- person ' s chair in front of me, I al- ways shook their chair. I didn ' t even know I was doing it until the person yelled at me to stop, " sophomore Mikey Autrey ex- plained. Along another line, a popular unnoticed classroom behavior was looking at the clock. Some stu- dents thought if they constantly looked at the clock it would make that hour or day go faster. Sleeping and daydreaming in class, annoying nervous habits, and looking the clock were just a few of the many unnoticed class- room behaviors. W: aiting for the next customer to come, senior Nick Meier listens to his Walkman and daydreams while working in the book- store for Distributive Education class. R kesting his chin on the pen, junior Tushar Patel takes notes from his physics book during fifth hour. Unnoticed classroom behavior I aking advantage of a study hall, senior Gary Sonner rests his feet and drifts away from his homework for a few minutes. This gave him time to think about his after school plans. Stopping by the window during the pass- ing period gives senior Bridget Yekel a chance to daydream about being out in the snow. labels) LOCATION Seat choice reveals stereotype While Billy the brownie is giving the teacher an apple, Cathy the clown is throwing paper airplaines in the air. Even though Kim, who is sitting in front, is trying to copy the lecture notes, she can ' t con- centrate because the kids in back are talking loudlly. Often where a person sits in class can identify his personality. These stereotypes, although not necessarily always true, can be a way of classifying people. Front, back, or middle could mean some- thing in terms of seat choice. Many people liked sitting in front the best. Some students had to sit in front because of poor eye- sight and hearing problems. Oth- ers sat there so they could con- centrate better and pay attention. " I like to sit in the front of class fitting comfortable in the back corner of the room, senior Dave Urbanski props up his feet as he glances over a handout on teenage suicide. because it ' s easier to pay attention and you don ' t have as many dis- tractions. " stated freshman Cami Pack. Sitting in the front, back or mid- dle one could almost always find the brown nose. " I don ' t really care if kids call me a brown-nose because I used my technique to get better grades, " explained sen- ior Chris Camino. Many students liked sitting in the middle the best. " I like sitting in the middle because you can pay attention, yet get away with talk- ing, " explained sophomore Goran Kralj. People like sitting in back for many reasons. " The people who usually sit in back generally want to talk more or not pay attention in class, " explained Mr. Phil Clark, English teacher. " I like to sit in back to avoid complications of being noticed by the teachers, " explained junior Troy Tangerman. Other people liked to sit in back so they could sleep, do homework for another class, or cheat. Still others who sat in back were the class clowns. People acted like a clown because they wanted at- tention while others did it out of boredom. " I like being a class clown because it ' s the time of day just to have fun and get a laugh, " said senior Randy Bryant. Some teachers made up a seat- ing chart while others let their stu- dents sit where they wanted. Teachers who sat their students in alphabetical order did it because it was the easiest way to learn their names. Most teachers agreed that there were not any advantages or disadvantages to sitting in the front, back, or middle if the teach- er concentrated on everyone. Though sterotyped images la- beled some front, back or middle sitters, these didn ' t hold up when it came to getting the grade. Some find sitting in the front of the room doesn ' t require different behavior as op- posed to that of the back. Seniors Marcy Lang and Debbie Kish share a good laugh while seniors Kathy Sublett and Leslie Hur- uble practice their lines in Mr. Holmberg ' s concert choir class 3rd hour. blocking out all other distractions, senior Holly Sherman catches the attention of the teacher, allowing juniors Dawn Wisniewski and Kelly Mager to talk. Student Stereotypes 111 HAND-ME-DOWN 4 ___ _ ISABELS Last a long time Whether " flighty airhead " or " rambling jock, " many students lived under stereotyped labels. Sometimes these labels proved true, yet other times they became empty words or phrases. But stu- dents weren ' t the only ones to earn these groupings as teachers acquired stereotypes because of their teaching methods or grading techniques. First impressions could cause someone to stereotype others. " Sometimes on the first day the teacher tried to act funny, but it came off bad making them appear stupid, " expressed freshman Jer- emy Peterson. On the more positive side, ju- nior Steve Franciskovich said, " The majority of the teachers were pretty nice unless your class was an exception. " Two basic stereotypes were found. One was being the nice, easy-going teacher and the other, the more stern, orderly teacher, Students expressed their likes and dislikes of both types. " Teachers should be a little le- nient but good enough to teach so you can learn, " offered Steve Muller, freshman. Leaning toward the more strict teacher, senior Sashi Sekhar said, " I loved being in a rowdy class, but I know I learned much more when I was in a quiet, studious class- room. " Feeling differently than Sashi, senior Chris Davalantes stated, " I learned much more from a hu- morous and less serious teacher who made the classes enjoyable and something to look forward to. Teachers who were too serious about the subject were boring and lost my interest as soon as the bell rang for class to start. " Blending the two stereotypes into one, sophomore Renee Gira- gos explained, " My favorite kind of teacher was the type that really acted like a teacher. In other words, the kind that took control of the class but still had a good sense of humor. " Teachers also believed that they were stereotyped. " 1 think of my- self as easy-going, humorous at times and able to be tough when necessary. I also see myself as a fairly easy grader compared to others in my department, " said Mr. Tom Whiteley, history teach- er. " I like to think that my students looked at me as approachable and that I wanted to help, " explained Mr. Don Ullman, science teacher. Although students stereotyped teachers by first impressions from seeing them only one hour a day, the stereotype lasted with the teacher for many years through rumors, younger siblings, cafeteria conversations with friends, or word-of-mouth. omputers can be confusing, but with the aid of foreign language teacher, Mr. Paul LaReau, senior Julie Safran gets a clear understanding as she completes her assign- ment on conjugating verbs. T o help get his students involved. Indus- trial Arts teacher Mr. John McDonald ex- plains to senior Virginia Rosenfeldt the de- tails of assembling an engine. Virginia finished her project after six days of me- ticulous labor. 112 Teacher Stereotypes P atiently waiting for junior Michelle Jones ' reply on an oral quiz, Mr. Art Haver- stock, zoology teacher, points to a disected clam. The zoology students disected ani- mals such as a fetal pig and grasshopper, and then were orally quizzed on identifing locations and functions of the animal. E xplaining the logic concepts to sopho- mores Tim Lusk and Rick Sfura, Algebra teacher Mrs. Caroline Redlarczyk makes an extra effort to insure her students under- stand. long with being an English teacher, Mrs. Irene Vrehas ' duties include substitut- ing, such as for Mr. Paul LaReau ' s third hour French class. hile his class listens and takes notes, Mr. Ross Haller, Government and U.S. His- tory teacher, lectures on judiciary reviews. Teacher stereotypes 113 B ecause an orchestra is an essential part of any musical, it must sound good. With instrument in hand, senior Matt Proudfoot perfects his trumpet playing at a rehearsal of " Bye, Bye Birdie, " put on by the Main Square Players in Hammond to insu re its success. G etting around in a wheelchair can be tough, but when a helpful candy striper such as sopho- more Melody Barrera is there to lessen the incon- venience, it is not as difficult. NO EXCUSE OWN Students get involved within community to keep busy " What are you doing tonight? " Sue asked. " Aw, nothing much, " Katy replied. " Anyway, what ' s to do in this area? " " Plenty, if you just look around. " " Okay, give me an example, " insisted Katy. One could easily blame boredom on uncon- trollable circumstances; but indeed, there were numerous out-of-school organizations to help bring an end to the " Suburban blahs " . For instance. Community Hospital sponsored a program, " Volunteers " , for girls who liked aiding others, and those interested in the medi- cal field, which was headed by Mrs. Patricia Bal- dwin, director. " Volunteens " were trained by experienced members to change water, run errands, along with discharge patients. " Candy striping made me feel good because I ' m helping out in the community and helping people, " commented Cindy Kopenec, junior. " The girls learn responsibility, cheerfulness and a sense of self respect, " said Mrs. Nell Jar- zombek, assistant director. Besides volunteer work, Main Square Players was another organization in the area. It was formed in 1980 by drama teacher and play di- rector, Mr. Gregg Ladd. " It was like an escape. It gave a person a chance to forget about his problems, " ex- plained senior Chris Davlantes. Also, community churches and synagogues sponsored youth groups offering activities from religious programs to retreats. For instance, B ' nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) spon- sored dances, summer softball tournaments, and other events. Senior Steve Goldberg said, " I felt that BBYO was useful because you were able to practice religion in a different way. " The Munster chapter of the Catholic Youth Organization was sponsored by St. Thomas More. It also brought high school students to- gether to participate in many activities. " So ya see, Katy there are many community organizations you can enjoy. Join them and beat the dreaded " Suburban Blahs " . Out of School organizations 13 locking an opponent, junior Paul Manzano conditions his skills with a fellow Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) basketball team member. CYO sponsors both basketball and volleyball teams. s the saying goes, practice makes perfect, which is what Main Square Players strive to achieve. Cast members of “Bye, Bye Birdie " take time out for a brush-up rehearsal and for a review of a part of the play production. O ne of the many events that youth groups plan are dances. B ' nai Brith Youth Organization mem- bers juniors Dawn Feldman, Mike Goldsmith, Gregg Shutan, and Margo Schwartz check over their plans for the upcoming dance. Arching his arms and legs, senior Bri- an Dedelow shoots a free throw with sound style and technique after having been fouled by his Crown Point opponent. Brian sank this shot to give him 12 points for the game. 116 Athletics Athletics Division 117 Spirit projected from athletes in many different ways. The Girls ' Volleyball Team gets fired up before their match with Lake Central during " hat day " , which was one of many " spirit days " they held. Iced to prevent swelling, senior line- backer Mike Watson nurses his sprained ankle so that he will be able to rejoin the game. But, before he is able to get in on the action, he watches his teammates try to stop the Griffith line. Whether it was the Boys’ Tennis Team attaining a fourth place in State, the Girls’ Volleyball Team suffering an early Sectional play defeat after a successful season, or the Boys’ Swim Team completing the year without a valuable member being lost to injury, athletes took the small pains in stride and relished the large gains with pride. [ | inety-eight, ninety-nine . . . , one hundred! Senior John Higgins puts all his effort into his last push-up while training for the football season. John demonstrates that year-round training keeps him a step ahead of the competition. I n an attempt to become a better wrestler, freshman Tim Sanito builds up his strength with the help of the jumprope for ten minutes a day. r hat last mile can be a killer when trying to get in shape at the start of the season. Junior Julie Pardell works on her endurance by running two miles a day so that she won ' t fall behind in her meets. 118 Year round training riving force spurs 65 day push Drills boost athletes ahead of the game No one knew what special driving force kept Joe Jock pumping iron long after the football season, or exactly what motivated Terri Tennis to practice all winter, but they weren ' t alone. Many students trained year round. " Training all year allowed me to get a jump ahead of the people who only practice and train during the season, " ex- plained senior Bill Heuer. Running and weightlifting were two common ways ath- letes trained. " I think that run- ning is the best way to keep in shape and to practice for the next season, " said junior Har- old Paz. There were also many other ways students trained year round for their athletic sea- sons. " I feel the only way to properly prepare yourself for a sport is to practice, " stated sophomore Jen Luksich. " I train for basketball by practic- ing free throws in my driveway or just getting a game together with a group of friends. " Bill had similar views, " Big- ger muscles didn ' t make you play better, skill did. And that took practice. " Still what was that extra mo- tivation that kept these dedi- cated athletes practicing when they had better things to do? " I think it came from inside you, " expressed senior Lari Goode, " You had to want to be the best, and then go out and prove that you were by sticking it out all year. " So prove they did. From freshmen to seniors, and from basketball to volleyball, the athletes worked. From the heat of August to dead of win- ter, they fought, struggled, and trained all through sweat, gatorade, and " just one more sit-up " until each muscles were toned and skills were sharpened. So what did that accom- plished athlete have to say on the completion of his year- round struggle? According to freshman Bobby Heuer, " I ' d never had my mind so set on anything. I worked hard, and if I didn ' t make the team, I ' d go through it all over for next year. " So whatever that something was that kept Joe Jock practic- ing and Terri Tennis taking that swing year round, and whatever amount of self-es- teem and pride they gained, the preparation and learned skill all payed off in the end. E xerting a last pull of power, senior Dave Cerajewski powerlifts the 200 lb. weight before completing his daily wrestling workout. I n order to gain his momentum, ju- nior Mike Roper tries to break free from assistant wrestling Coach Jim Co- lias ' tilt hold during a pre-season wres- tling practice. Year round training Varsity Football Stats Junior Varsity Football Stats 6-4 MHS OPP 7-2 Valparaiso 14 18 South Bend St. Joe 13 12 MHS OPP Lake Central 0 13 Andrean 7 9 Hammond High 35 0 Highland 13 0 Crown Point 6 14 Lake Central 7 6 Highland 14 3 Crown Point 8 6 Griffith 13 22 Highland 6 0 Calumet 35 0 Griffith 13 12 Lowell 41 12 Calumet 2 0 Andrean 12 7 Lake Central 6 19 120 Football M0MPPB Team spirit never dwindled even after early season losses to Valparaiso, Lake Central and Crown Point. Their determi- nation never fell as the team won their last three games to achieve a winning 6-4 season. " The playoff picture looked grim and most teams would have said, ' What ' s the use, ' but the ' Stangs set their aspirations on a winning season,” ex- plained senior Chris Benne. A tough schedule may have been the major reason for the season ' s outcome. " The prob- lem was in the order we played the teams,” stated Coach Leory Marsh, Health and Safety teacher. " We were up against all the tough teams at the beginning when the players were inexperienced. If those games had been more spread out, there could have been a different outcome, " he iW ith a relief from the ice, yet dis- appointment of the injury, senior lohn Higgins sits the bench due to an (accident in the first quarter. said. Agreeing with Coach Marsh, Chris explained, " At the start of the season we lacked experience in positions up front. " The determination of the team allowed them a winning season record of 6-4. " As the season went on the coaches started to work us even hard- er, and go over the basics again, " explained senior co- captain, Perry Manous. Junior Jeff Kapp had a simi- lar viewpoint. " Everyone pushed themselves and real- ized that their job was to start winning. It was all a matter of self pride. " he said. Overall, it was inexperience that held the team back. " After we changed our of- fense, many players found it hard to learn the split-back formation and this led to some problems, " stated Chris. It was a case of starting over for Coach Marsh. " We lost 17 starters from the last year, " he lamented. Their attitude more than made up for inexperience and they played to the best of their ability. " Anytime you don ' t reach a desired goal, you ' re disappointed, but I was satis- fied with the accomplish- ments of the team, " contin- ued Coach Marsh. " They put out a great effort and played as well as they possibly could. " This assessment was echoed by the team. " You have to go out, play hard, hustle and give it your best. You can ' t care what the score is, so you can show a desire in your perfor- mances, " Jeff said. A big win for the ' Stangs came over rival Highland as the annual " Battle of the Bridge " was won 14-3. " Al- though few of our goals were achieved, our win against Highland was a high point be- cause we hadn ' t beaten them in the previous two years, " stated senior co-captain Chris Camino. Among the many obstacles the team faced, Crown Point proved to be a tough oppo- nent. " They had 18 returning starters and a balanced offense and strong defense,” said Coach Marsh. Chris Camino went on to explain, " I felt our win over third-ranked South Bend St. Joe 13-12 was a mood setter for the rest of the year. " Recognition was given to in- dividuals for their " outstand- ing " accomplishments. Seniors Andy Lambert and Dave Urbanski were present- ed with the Offensive Line- man award. Both made First Team All Conference. While seniors Chris Benne and Perry Manous, Second Team All Conference, were awarded Most Offensive Back. Manous also received Pride, Hustle and Desire. The awards Head Hunter and Defensive Back were giv- en to senior Dave Cerajewski who also made First Team All Conference. Senior Mike A XX s the referee explains the rules and regulations, senior co-captain Perry Manous along side with his op- posing team ' s captain pays attention to the details involved in the play of the game. On hi s way to a first down, senior Dave Cerajewski fends off a South Bend St. Joe tackle. Dave received the Head Hunter Award. ootball STARTING OVER corn. Watson Second Team All Con- ference, received the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman Award. The Big Blue Award, given to an outstanding underclass- man, was presented to Adam Tavitas. Chris Camino was giv- en the “Speciality Award " . This was presented to an indi- vidual who had exceeded in his particular position. Chris holds the school field goal re- cord and he was named Sec- ond Team All Conference. Senior John Higgins was named the winner of the Mental Attitude Award, given to an individual for his out- standing outlook during the game. Most Improved went to senior Carl Krumei, while Ur- banski was the winner of the Whitey Sheard Scholarship Award, presented to the indi- vidual with the best grade point average. Senior Pride Awards were given to Randy Byrant, Tim Canady, Mike Lee, Kevin Mann, John Owen, Steve Schoenberg, and Jeff Volk. Leadership Awards were pre- sented to seniors Cerajewski, Paul Waisnora as the trainer and Bob Rovai, the head man- ager. Though the team got off to a bad start, they rebounded and did not throw in the towel. Team spirit carried them through. 122 Senior Football Team: (front row) Jeff Volk, Chris Benne, Perry Manous, Dave Cerajewski, Chris Camino, John Higgins, Matt Travis, (row 2) John Irk, Nick Meier, Steve Schoenberg, Mike Junior Football Team: (front row) Len Nowak, Scott Blanco, Mark Johnson, Paul Manzona, Rob Cantu, Mike Irk, Spiro Megremis, Eric Powell, Damon Karras, (row 2) Jeff Kapp, Rick Gard- ner, Brian Dillon, Tom Karras, Tom Hemingway, Tom Zudock, Marty Col- Sophomore Football Team: (front row) Bill Wrona, Adam Tavitas, Mike Gustaitas, Steve Strick, Dan Portor, Erik Hansen, (row 2) Sam Maniotes, Dan Kaegebein, Don Mikrut, Dan Freshmen Football Team: (front row) Brian Preslin, Tim Sannito, James Wood, Mark Panozzo, Mark Roper, Paul Harding, Jim Dryjanski, Tom Johns, Rich Ramirez, Kevin Bom- berger. (row 2) Joe Kellcher, Greg Nowak, Jim Torrenano, Scott Brake- bill, Mike Mertz, Gary Eldridge, Brian Zemaitis, Carl Bohlin, Joe Kicho. (row 3) Bill Paz, Rob Marshak, Hank Holt, Mike Brozovic, Bryan Novotny, Jim Magrames, Joe Knight, Barry Jan- Watson, Randy Byrant, Tim Canady, Dave Urbanski. (back row) Bob Rovai, Kevin Mann, Steve Paris, Andy Lam- bert, Carl Krumrei, Mike Lee, Paul Waisnora. lins, Dave Sanders, Jeff Pavelka, Eric Elman, Larry Sanek, Chuck Novak, (back row) Aaron Wadsworth, Dan Fandrei, Ken Mahala, John Slivka, Thad McNair, Charlie Shoemaker, Tony Vranesevich, Dave Rossa, John Mybeck, Dan Tharp. Hollis, John Bruson, Jim Anges, Dave Webber, (back row) Matt Dweigner, Keith Zoeteman, Randy Grudzinski, Morgan Noel, Russel Bracket, Frank Schieve, John Latrides. ovsky, Mark Saks, Joe Lovasko, Mr. Dennis Spangler, (row 4) Coach Den- nis Haas, Eric Schwartz, Will Swart, Ryan Gentry, Steven Karol, Jim O ' Donnell, Art Thompson, Ted Vre- has, Dan Zoeteman, Jim Holden, (back row) Mike Andreshak, Bill Melby, Steve Moskovsky, Anthony Grady, Chris Dywan, George Milnik, Phil Sorak, Dave Schoon, James William- son. Football J-Jetween plays junior Dan Tharp quenches his thirst while watching his teammates attempt to score against their rivals, the Highland Trojans. .L iscipline pays off as the Mustang offensive line awaits the snap of the ball against their opponents, the Ham- mond Wildcats. jn.ll it took for the ' Stangs was a sim- ple dive play to produce a touch down against South Bend St. Joe. This was just one of the two touch downs they made to win 13-12. -L aking charge of the field, the Mustangs return from their half time break and get ready to enter the third quarter. Football 123 Expression says it all as senior Bill Heuer puts his effort into his forehand against Cavit. T X alking and drinking it up after their victory against Lake Central, sen- ior Chris Ignas co-captain discusses the out come of their matches with juniors Mark Oberlander and Joe Cray. Boys ' Tennis Stats 22-2 MHS OPP Elkhart Central 5 0 North Central 0 5 Morton 5 0 Gavit 5 0 Lake Central 5 0 South Bend Adams 3 2 West Lafayette 3 2 Griffith 5 0 Bishop Noll 4 1 Highland 5 0 Crown Point 5 0 LaPorte 5 0 South Bend St. Joe 3 2 Lowell 5 0 Andrean 4 1 Calumet 4 1 Conference First Place Sectionals First Place Regional First Place Semi-State First Place State Third Place 124 Boys ' Tennis |p BREAKERS Breaking through the bar- rier of Semi-State competi- tion, which has held the Boys ' Tennis team for six years, they accomplished their goal of go- ing to the State finals. The team was optimistic with the return of five exper- ienced seniors, all who had been a part of post-season play before. " With the return of five sen- ior lettermen, the team had the depth and quality to do extremely well in State com- petition, " explained Coach Ed Musselman, algebra teacher. The team ' s only defeat in regular season play came at the hands of number one ranked North Central during the season opener. " At first, we went out to see what competition was in- volved, " stated sophom ore Jay Potasnik. " We were just out- played by a team who had a little more depth. " " The team had the desire to play the best throughout the state in preparation for the state tournament, " explained Coach Musselman. Agreeing with Coach Mus- selman was senior Chris Ignas, co-captain. " This team had the best attitude of any team I ' ve ever played on, " Chris said. " Every one on the team gave 100 percent all of the time, and that was great! " In order to capture their sixth consecutive Sectional ti- tle, the team beat Bishop Noll. A week later they captured the Regional title by beating Crown Point (5-0) Following Regionals came Semi-State. For the first time in six years, they were victori- ous in beating South Bend St. Joseph (4-1). " We were all playing well and confident going into the State tournament, " stated senior Steve Goldberg co- captain. At state competition the team ' s twenty match winning streak was halted by a semi-fi- nal loss. Overall, they finished the season third in the state. After the season ended, two competitors were recognized for their outstanding play. Chris was named to the All- State Tennis Team. Junior Mark Oberlander earned honorable mention. . 4 f i i . • ■ " , i i ji I A s . 1 ■ ! Boys Tennis Team: (front row) Tim Broderson, Pete Arithis, Doug John- son, Ray Jupta, Dave McMhon, Jasha King, (back row) coach Ed Musselman, Adam Ochstein, Greg Scott, Jim Har- rison, Mike Panfil, Chris Ignas, Steve Goldberg, Mark Oberlander, Jay Po- tasnik, Joe Gray, Joe Solan, Andy Hahn, Don Yang. ooking for an ace, senior Steve Goldberg, co-captain, goes into his stretch at a match against Calumet. -Liooking ahead, junior Denise Eck- holm sprints for the finish line in the last few yards of the race with antici- pation of placing high. -L -Lappy with their performances in the race, junior Michelle Jones and sophomore Athena Panos take some time out and congratulate each other. Girls ' Cross Country Stats 2-3 Bishop Noll Andrean Merrillville Chesterton Crown Point Lake Central Invitatic Highland Invitational Conference Girls Cross Country Team: (front row) Athena Panos, Michelle Jones, Rosa- lyn Lambert, (back row) Coach Susan Doherty, Denise Eckholm, Barb Payne, Julie Pardell, Renee Zawada. Girls ' Cross Country Taking season in stride, girls unify in energy, spirit With only two returning let- terwomen, the Girls ' Cross Country Team endured long hot practices and rainy race days to finish the season with a 2-3 overall record. Practice for the girls began during August and continued through September. Practic- ing five days a week and run- ning anywhere from two to five miles a day, the team worked to improve their per- sonal performances. “It was hard to go through a tough day of school and to go out and run a hard practice and still have a good time, " ex- plained junior Renee Zawada. J ust feet from the finish line, junior Renee Zawada makes a final effort in hopes of receiving a good time and scoring points for her team. Cross Country was an indi- vidualistic sport that depend- ed as much on the perfor- mance of the individual runner as on the team. “They really worked well as a team, " stated Coach Susan Doherty, Wilbur Wright Physical Educa- tion teacher. " We went into the meets as a team, we ran as a team, and the girls always left the meet as a team. " Sophomore Rosalyn Lam- bert stated that during a tough meet the only thing that really kept you going was yourself and your teammates, “But when it came down to the final 200 yards of a race and every bit of your energy was gone, the only person that keeps you going is yourself. You grab your last bit of energy and keep running. " After a 2-3 season, the en- tire Girls ' Cross Country Team depended on each other to maintain a high morale throughout the season. “We all gave each other a lot of en- couragement throughout the entire season, and at some points a lot of us needed it, " added Renee. Aside from minor mishaps, the girls enjoyed a relatively injury-free season. " We had been plagued for the fast few years with injuries, " com- mented junior Julie Pardell, " but this year, except for some minor aches and pains, the team basically went through the season healthy. " As in any sport, experience was usually necessary for a winning team. Coach Doherty felt that one of the main fac- tors for the team ' s 2-3 overall record was their lack of exper- ience. “With only two return- ing letterwomen we didn ' t have the experience that we needed. " In agreement with Coach Doherty, sophomore Denise Eckholm stated “We worked really hard during the entire season, but I feel that our season would have been much better if we had more runners with experience. " Although they were inexpe- rienced, the Girls ' Cross Country Team ran as a whole and dedicated themselves to the team. " I wish we could have won more meets than we did, " Coach Doherty com- mented, “But I feel that every runner on the team gave ev- erything they could and worked hard all season long. " In an attempt to pull away from the other runners, junior Renee Zawada and sophomore Denise Eckholm start the Sectional race held at Lemon Lake. q k_2ide by side, junior Michelle Jones and sophomore Rosalyn Lambert give it their all as they draw near the end of the hilly 2.4 mile race. Girls ' Cross Country 12 7 Seated amidst his teamates, junior John Hibler takes time to regain his breath after completing the 3.1 mile -n order to maintain a consistant wide stride, senior Tad Taylor con- centrates on his pace. Tad went on to receive Most Valuable Player. 128 Boys ' Cross Country yANDARD SETTERS Winning Conference and Sectional championships, an accomplishment unmatched in the history of Boys ' Cross Country, exceeded every ex- pectation as the team com- pleted their season with a 6-3 dual record. “The season was very successful. Everyone, as a whole, set the goals and they were all achieved, " explained assistant Coach Kent Lewis, business teacher. The team qualities became apparent as the season pro- gressed and the pieces began to fit together. “There was definite leadership, " said Coach Lewis. “The seniors set the standards, and this pushed the underclassmen. " Coach Jay McGee, U.S. His- tory teacher, agreed. “I felt the team lacked nothing. They had spirit and enthusiasm and they worked hard. " With a true come-from-be- hind effort, the team placed third in Regional competition and finished Lowell Invita- tional champs. " Conference was a big win for us because no one expected that we would overcome the two State- ranked teams. Crown Point and Lake Central, " stated Coach McGee. Expressing his views, senior co-captain Brett Robbins felt, " We worked as a team and united together for the final push at the end. " A high spirited attitude was also evident throughout the year. " The whole season we tried hard to be the best, and I think it showed, " said senior co-captain Tad Taylor. Coach Lewis added, " We had a positive attitude. Cross Country is a grueling sport that requires you to push your upper limit, and it was clear in the results. " By holding personal and team goals high, the members proved that they could ac- complish the unexpected. In summing up the season, Brett said, " Everybody set personal goals and then exceeded them. " Awards for outstanding ac- complishments were present- ed. Tad earned Most Valuable runner, junior Steve Fortin re- ceived Most Improved, John Guearra accepted Most Valu- able Freshman, and Brett was presented with Pride, Hustle, and Desire Award. As the pieces seemed to fit in their place, the puzzle was complete when goals were ac- complished. Boys ' Cross Country Stats 6-3 MHS OPP Whiting 17 32 Lake Central 51 26 Lowell, 62 Calumet, 96 Merrillville 28 29 Roosevelt 17 37 Lake Central, 41 32 Griffith 52 Invitationals Gavit 2nd Crown Point 5th Ribel Run 7th Lowell 1st Highland 6th Lake Central 4th Clark 2nd Conference 1st Sectionals 1st Regionals 3rd Semi-state 8th In an attempt to pass his opponent, senior Brett Robbins rounds the flag to complete the remaining 200 yards in the Lowell invitational. Boys ' Cross Country 129 " When the going gets tough, the tough . . . " Finish it however you want, as long as it ' s not the traditional way. Give up is about the last thing these " tough " girls did. De- spite a disappointing 2-7 final record, the girls ' Golf Team managed to hold on to their pride until the end. When the girls opened the season in August coached by Coach Mr. Tom Whitley, U.S. History teacher, they had set their sights on a good season. But the season did not turn out as well as the girls had planned. They ended their season with a record of two wins and seven losses. The girls kept their spirits up despite their disappointment. " The final record contradict- ed their outstanding spirit, " according to Coach Whitley. " I was very pleased that the girls kept a positive attitude, " he explained. The team consisted of five seniors and four underclass- Girls ' Golf Stats 2-7 MHS OPP Merrillville 221 232 Chesterton 212 213 LaPorte 189 233 Gary Roosevelt 262 231 Michigan City Marquette 206 223 Andrean 215 229 Michigan City Elston 182 223 Portage 228 227 Michigan City Rogers 183 247 Rensselaer Invitational Twelfth LaPorte Invitational Seventh Sectional Sixth men; thus senior leadership played an important part in the season. " Seniors helped underclassmen to work for greater successes, " expressed Coach Whiteley. Having similar views, " I think the team as a whole im- proved greatly. The seniors were really a strong guiding influence, " stated sophomore Michelle Plantiga. Despite having a losing re- cord there were still highlights during the season. Michelle felt the Portage meet was the best. " It was really exciting, " continued Michelle. " They thought we had lost by one stroke but when the officials recounted we had won by one. " Others described the team ' s performance at the Rensselaer Invitational as the highlight. " It was exciting because it was our season low for eighteen holes, " remarked junior Amy Lamott. The team played against several state ranked oppo- nents throughout the year, which was thought to contrib- ute to their poor season. " Our girls simply lacked the talent to compete with some of the best teams in the state, " coach Whiteley explained. " LaPorte, who was ranked fourth in state, was really tough and their number one player shot par at Wicker. " Members of the team felt that they lacked players and that was another reason they had a poor season. " Golf is not a popular sport and not many people attend tryouts in the summer, " commented senior Nancy Yang. Despite a poor season re- cord the girls kept their spirit and morale high so perhaps the old saying should be re- written because the girls Golf team had proven it wrong. Clearly, when the going gets tough, the tough stick it out until the end. Girls ' Golf Team: (front row) Laurie Anderson, Laura Kramerik, Cathy Cak, (back row) Kathy Sublett, Christine Johnson, Kira Boyle, Darcy Herako- vich, Amy Lamott, Nancy Yang, Coach Tom Whiteley. 130 Girls ' Golf hile her teammate senior Kathy Sublett holds the pin, senior Kira Boyle lines up for a tough putt on the tenth green. r V aught in the sand trap, junior Amy Lamott sets about the frustrating task of freeing her golf ball. recise lineup and aim is essential in preparing for a good swing. Junior Amy Lamott demonstrates her form during practice at Wicker Park. T rying to recover from a bad pre- vious shot, senior Kira Boyle attempts to knock her ball out of a trap in a meet against Valparaiso. Girls ' Golf Tonight ' s lottery was worth 40 million dollars. As the ex- citement built every ticket holder glued his eyes to the television screen. The ma- chine began and the numbers 6-22-3-10-11-19 rolled out. Then the lucky person jumped up and down. Excitement like this was true for the first time since 1978 as the Girls ' Volleyball Team worked as one to finish with a 22-3 record. " I was excited and pleased with the season. It was beyond any of my expectations, and that is what made it a little ex- tra special, " expressed Coach Carmi Thorton, Girls ' Athletic Director. The success came from uni- ty. " Everyone was really close and we all tried to help one another by working as a team, " said junior Patty Hittle. Earning the Conference champ title, winning the Chesterton and West La- fayette tournament, and mak- ing it to the semi-final round in Sectionals were goals the team accomplished. " It was the best-feeling. We had never made it quite that far before, " said Patty. Along the road of success, falls were taken. The team took theirs against one of their tougher opponents, Merrill- ville. " Six of Merrillville ' s start- ing players were over 5 ' 10 and our tallest player was 5 ' 8. They just over powered us, " contin- ued Coach Thorton. Attitude was strong among the members. " Our attitude was great. We were all upset to see the season end, said senior Dawn Wrona. Going into Sectionals as the team to beat, the girls made it to the Semi-finals and faced Calumet. Their good fortune ran out, as they fell to Calumet after two games. " Our team performed well; unfortunately Calumet played better, " said Coach Thorton. Not all felt it was a down fall. " I think Sectionals was a thrill for the whole team. We all tried our hardest to combine our talents to do our best, " said senior Joan Kiernan. " Overall, this is the best year of volleyball that I ' ve played, " she added. So this team, in choosing the right strategy, had came out ahead after a seven year slump of picking those wrong lottery numbers. A xl.s the offensive line of junior Kim Palmer and seniors Missy Bretz and Joan Kiernan observe the server, they anticipate to play successfully and move ahead by another point. .oving quickly to get in position, junior Lisa Mansueto uses her skills to help the team set the ball up for a spike. Girls ' Varsity Volleyball Team: (front (back row) Jamie Beck, Missy Bretz, row) Antia Sidor, Laura Sabina, Dawn Kim Palmer, Patty Hittle, Diane Wrona, Joan Kiernan, Lisa Mansueto. Monak, Coach Carmi Thorton. Girls ' Junior Varsity Volleyball team: (front row) Cindy Pierson, Kristen Sanek, Diana Hanus, Laura Siska, Julie Gorski, Inez Kalnins. (back row) Nicole Fiegle, Diana Adich, Camille Saklac- zynski, Gretchen Gardner, Jenny Paulson, Leanne Sutter, Laura Golda- sich, Debbie Bugjeski. w— T V ith anticipation, junior Patty Hittle tries a spike with seniors Jamie Beck and Dawn Wrona as back ups. 132 Volleyball Girls ' Varsity Volleyball Stats 22-3 Hobart 15-0, 15-3 Hammond High 15-3, 15-6 Morton 15-4, 15-10 Valparaiso 15-8, 15-6 Gavit 15-6, 15-5 Noll 15-6, 15-8 Chesterton Tourney Gavit 15-5, 15-3 Clark 15-11, 13-15, 15-8 Chesterton 16-14, 15-12 E.C. Washington 15-5, 15-7 E.C. Roosevelt 15-1, 15-5 Merrillville 13-15, 15-4, 5-15 Lafayette Jefferson Tourney Chesterton 15-6, 15-11 Lafayette Jefferson 10-15, 15-8, 15-4 North Montgomery 15-8, 15-5 Griffith 15-5, 15-13 Calumet 16-14, 8-15, 15-11 Lowell 15-9, 15-9 Whiting 15-6, 15-6 Andrean 8-15, 15-11, 10-12 Lake Central 15-3, 10-15, 8-4 Sectionals Highland 15-12, 15-3 Calumet 9-12, 6-15 Junior Varsity Volleyball Stats 15-5 Hobart 15-1, 15-3 Hammond High 17-15, 9-15, 15-6 Morton 15-1, 15-9 Valparaiso 10-15, 13-15 Gavit 15-5, 15-11 Noll 15-12, 14-16, 16-18 E.C. Washington 15-6, 15-9 E.C. Roosevelt 15-3, 15-4 Merrillville 8-15, 15-4 Highland 11-15, 9-15 Crown Point 15-9, 15-12 Griffith 15-6, 9-15, 15-12 Calumet 15-7, 16-14 Lowell 15-7, 15-10 Whiting 15-12, 13-10 Andrean 15-7, 9-15, 15-8 Lake Central 5-15, 15-7, 15-6 JV Tourney Lowell 15-2, 15-5 Crown Point 15-3, 8-15, 16-14 Lake Central 15-13, 11-15, 5-15 Volleyball nil SHT COMBINATION Ii G lined confidence weighs 11-4 Mastering perfection in the techniques of breathing, stroking, and flipping, the Girls ' Swimming and Diving Team survived a few powerful ripples of competition and splashed through to end the season with an 11-4 record and an eleventh place finish at State. Uncertainty as to how the girls would fair hung in the air at the beginning of the season, but with seven returning sen- iors and some key wins, the doubt was quickly blown out of the water. " When we started practice- ing, we didn ' t know how good we would do. But with a first place in our own Munster Conference Classic, we knew we were on our way, " stated senior tri-captain Dee Dee Dinga. .t eady for the big splash, junior Cheryl Pool waits with anticipation for the starting signal. A X .fter the 200 i.m., junior Laura Ba- ker checks her score with Coach Ma- linski to see if it was one of the top times in her event. 134 Girls ' Swimming With the confidence from this victory, the girls were ready to take on Bishop Noll, who had finished second in the 83-84 state meet. " We knew Bishop Noll had quality swimmers that would take first in many events, " said senior tri-captain Cathy So- menzi. " However, we had the depth that would take second, third, and fourth. " They pre- vailed over Noll 93-79. After starting off on a win- ning note, the girls continued on their victorious ways. Mid- way through the season it was time for Highland. " Going into the meet, we knew it would be close if we were going to beat them, " said Dee Dee. " They had a lot of depth with many top swim- mers. " As it turned out, the girls fell short by three points, 84 1 2-87 Vi, which put a slight cramp in their mental outlook. " We knew we had lost and that was a tough pill to swallow, but the attitude of the team was still great, " stated Coach Paula Malinski, Physical Education teacher. " The girls had their highs and lows, with the en- thusiasm picking up around Sectional time. " This increased spirit pulled the girls together for a team effort in defeating Highland and capturing the Sectional crown from them. " We knew we were capable of beating Highland, but we just had to A As she gasps for a breath of air, sen- ior Chela Gambetta looks to see how much further she must go to finish. L R IP Girls ' Swimming Stats 11-4 MHS OPP Lake Central 109 63 Munster Conference Classic 629 280 South Bend Adams 96 76 Bishop Noll 93 73 LaPorte 96 76 Portage 104 68 Highland 84 Vi 87 Vi Lafayette Jefferson 94 75 South Bend Clay 119 53 Valparaiso 79 93 Calumet 112 51 Crown Point 88 84 Elkhart Central 62 110 Merrillville 119 49 Chesterton 78 94 LaPorte Diving Invitational second Highland Invitational third Conference second Sectionals first State eleventh P J. atiently waiting for her event, ju- nior Cheryl Pool shows her team sup- port with rejoicing applause. Girls ' Swimming 135 find the right combination and have a few things go our way, which they did, " said Coach Malinski. Qualifying in Sectionals for the State meet was the 400 yard freestyle team of junior Cheryl Pool, seniors Chale Gambetta, Cathy, and Dee Dee. Plus, Cheryl also quali- fied to swim the 50 and 100 yard freestyle races, as did Cathy in the 100 and 200 yard freestyle. In addition, Dee Dee ' s time in the 200 yard in- dividual medley was good enough to allow her to partici- pate, also. Finally, sophomore Kelly Jones and senior Laura Szakacs competed in the 100 yard breaststroke and the div- ing section, respectively. Sailing through the State competition, the girls earned an eleventh place. With a new pool record, the 400 freestyle team obtained a fourth, while Cheryl placed 15th in the 50 yard freestyle. Achieving the right combi- nation for success, the girls cruised through an 11-4 sea- son to finish eleventh overall in Indianapolis. hile practicing for the back- stroke event before the meet, senior Michelle Novak thinks of the oppo- nent she must defeat in the swim event against Bishop Noll. Doing her final dive of the meet, senior Laura Szakacs does a backtuck in hoping to impress the judges and receive a high score. Laura ' s diving ex- pertese lead her to finish 9th in state competition. T -L o win the event, junior Deane Gedmen backstrokes her way to finish ahead of her opponent. Girls ' Swimming I ating the dive which was just per- formed, judges Mrs. Grasser, Mr. Chelvis, and Mr. TonKovich show their scores. Girls ' Swimming and Diving Team: (front row) Debbie Somenzi, Sabina Petersen, Kelly Jones, Dawn Feldman, Jenny Christ, Colleen Smith, (row 2) Chrissy Dinga, Amy Olsen, Diane Trgovchich, Kim Kocal, Sally Miller, (row 3) Lisa Thomas, Christine Bobeck, Stacy Muskin, Michelle Novak, Katie Sheehy, Cheryl Pool, Carla Dahlsten, Coach Maureen Brown, (back row) Georgia Megremis, Jill Janott, Connie Boyden, Laura Szakacs, Cathy So- menzi, DeeDee Dinga, Deane Ged- min. Coach Paula Malinski. Girls ' Swimming EAHORSES TAKE DIVE State hopes fall at Sectionals Approaching the two foot wide starting block, the Med- ley Relay Seahorses mentally prepared themselves to take on the tough Sectional com- petitors. Their goals were set high after having an undefeated season and winning the Con- ference Championship. " We were confident going into Sectionals because we had beaten our rival, Highland, in Conference by 30 points, " stated senior Brad Tyrrell. As the starting gun went off, each swam to complete his best stroke. Depression set in as the Medley Relay team had been disqualified. A XVfter completing the 100-yard backstroke, senior Michael Gonzales catches his breath while awaiting his time in the event. His time was good enough to qualify him for the State meet where Michael eventually placed fifth. Depending on a mascot to uplift the spirit, seniors Mark Artim, Steve Mirkut, and Nick Struss keep the lucky Seahorse by their side. " We were disqualified when the official felt one of the swimmers did not touch the wall, " expressed junior Champ Merrick. The aspirations of a State championship were diminish- ed due to the loss of 26 points in the disqualification of the medley relay in Sectionals. " I was really proud of how the team stuck in there. We ended up losing overall by only three points, " said Coach John Jep- sen, physical education teach- er. But in the season preceding the Sectional meet, there was a large amount of effort con- tributed by all members. The Seahorses knew with the loss of three varsity swimmers, they would have ground to make up. " In practices we focused on weightlifting and endurance in order to build our strength expressed senior co-captain Michael Gonzales. All the pre-season training paid off with their final record of 13-0 and their victories over Highland, Valparaiso and the defending State Champs, Bishop Noll. " I felt the win over Bishop Noll was the high- light of the season because they had beaten us in the pre- vious two years, " stated Brad. The effort put forth brought 138 Boys ' Swimming ith the intent of making a per- fect dive, junior David Levin takes a deep breath and concentrates before plunging into the water. ausing for a moment, senior Brad Tyrrell catches his breath after com- pleting his leg of the Free Medley Re- lay. The pool record for this event was broken midseason and set at a new time of 140.11. Boys ' Swimming Stats 13-0 MHS OPP Valpariaso 88 84 West Lafayette 100 72 Griffith 102 69 Barrington 102 70 Davenport West 100 72 Merrillville 118 53 South Bend Riley 113 59 Highland 92 80 North Central 101 71 Bishop Noll 98 74 Crown Point 97 75 Lake Central 101 70 Chesterton 104 68 Invitationals Culver Military Relays first Munster Relays first Highland Invitational second Kankakee Invitational second Chesterton Diving Invitational first Conference first Sectional second State eleventh Boys ' Swimming 139 A Xi.s the swimmers take their mark, they nervously await the signal to be- gin the race against one another and the clock. During the lengthy race, swim- mers often lose track of how many laps they complete. Senior Mark Ar- tim is depended on to count the 20 laps of the 500-yard freestyle. ■fcjven though there were no palm trees or a flowing ocean, Champ Mer- ick, Rick Kumiega and Mike Autry im- provise Hawaiian style to get psyched up for the Red and White meet. 140 Boys ' Swimming C EAHORSES ll cont. the team to a second place in Sectionals. Though the Seahorses couldn ' t have a shot at the championship as a team, it did not exclude those qualifying individuals. “There wasn ' t that ' go get ' em ' attitude, " said Mi- chael. “After Sectionals, our hopes of the championship had dropped. " During the State meet, Mike Gonzales placed fifth and ju- nior Erik Wood finished sixth in the 100-yard backstroke. In the 100-yard breaststroke, ju- nior Steve Grim placed elev- enth. Senior co-captain Jim Gauthier finished sixth in the diving competition. Even though the loss at Sec- tionals was a downfall, the un- defeated season was a goal highly reached. " I feel every- one had did an excellent job, " said Coach Jepsen. " Our schedule was tough. We hit the top teams in the State. " . Approaching the end of the race, senior Brad Tyrrell gives it his all to improve his time in the 100-yard breastroke. Boys ' Swim Team: (front row) Toby Skol, Scott Masepol, Jim Holden, Ter- ry Kish, Robert Marshak, Carl Wine, Swamy Nagubadi. (row 2) Mike Mi- cenko, Tim Brodersen, Joe Belovich, Scott Brakebill, Scott Woijtowich, Steve Grau, Kevin Dillon, (row 3) Jeff Glennon, Rich Davis, Jim Misch, Rich Kumiega, Cameron Scott, Tom Ar- cella, Mike Autry, Randy Gluth, Coach Mike Bohusz, Head Coach John Jep- son. (back row) Erik Wood, Dave Le- vin, Champ Merrick, Jim Gauthier, Mike Gonzales, Brad Tyrrell, Steve Grim, Ken Reed, Mark Artim, Man- ager Bill Acheson. Boys ' Swimming EAR THE EDGE Girls catch Hoosier hysteria for winning season Hoosier Hysteria hit the Calumet Region not only in boys ' basketball, but also in girls ' basketball. With a Region team winning two State cham- pionships in a row, the Lady Cagers and other teams caught the hysteria hype. The lady Mustangs were no exception to this epidemic. They caught the hysteria and finished the season with an overall 12-8 record. " We went into this season knowing we would do a lot better than last year ' s record because our players had more experience. We were still a young team, " explained junior Laura Sabina. Their goal was accomplished by achieving a winning record. " We all worked well togeth- er in practice as well as in the game, " explained junior Lisa Mansueto. " Plus, we had the height and quickness to be a good team. " The Lady Cagers started the season off right by winning their first two games against Whiting, 38-36, and Hanover, 47-36. But their luck soon ran out as the team skidded into mid- season trouble with State ranked Lake Central, Gary Lew Wallace, and two-time cham- pion Crown Point. " We were disappointed when we lost to Lake Central. As a team we had a hard time picking ourselves up for the mid-season games, " explained Lisa. " When we went out on the court during a losing streak, we weren ' t serious about the game s, " said Laura. Despite the low points and tough losses, there were high- lights. One of the highlights for the Lady Cagers was mak- ing it to the championship round in the Munster Holiday Tourney. They fell short of winning it as they lost to Gary Lew Wallace. " Winning the first game of Sectionals was also a thrill Q k- o the Mustangs can gain control of the tip, freshman Jennifer Paulson attempts to outjump her opponent and put the ball in one of her team- mates hands. P X ressure is on as junior Laura Sa- bina concentrates on making the first of a one and one free-throw for extra points against East Chicago Roosevelt. 142 Girls ' Basketball Enthusiasm is important when get- ting psyched up before a big game. Prior to playing their rival, Highland, the team fires up. They ended up los- ing a close one, 33-37. MHS OPP Hanover 47 36 Whiting 38 36 Thorton Fractional North 39 48 Lowell 59 34 Gary Wirt 48 56 East Chicago 39 22 Crown Point 17 47 Griffith 73 38 Lake Central 48 71 East Chicago Roosevelt 46 38 Lew Wallace 31 63 Thorton Fractional South 60 31 Highland 33 37 Gavit 49 43 Hammond 42 47 Bishop Noll 46 24 Morton 43 34 Calumet 35 32 Sectionals East Chicago Roosevelt 33 28 Lake Central 27 36 N ear cont. 144 Girls ' Basketball against a very tough East Chi- cago Roosevelt, 34-28, " Laura explained. " But, we lost in the second game to Lake Central, 35-27. " " Overall, we had a good season considering the young age of the group, " stated Coach Dick Hunt, industrial arts teacher. The girls succeeded in keeping up the girls ' basket- ball Hoosier Hysteria fever which swept the Region and state. With a winning season and accomplished goals, it ' s no wonder that locally it was referred to as " Mustang Ma- nia. " In hopes of scoring a basket, senior Dawn Wrona attempts to take a shot despite a block by her opponent. Girls ' Varsity Basketball team: (front Missy Bretz, Mary Myer, Ruth Zurad, row) Cindy Simko, Dawn Wrona, Sue Lynn Moehl, Laura Sabina, Coach Dick Hackett, Lisa Mansueto. (back row) Hunt. ringing the ball down the court after a steal, junior Laura Sabina evades her Highland defender. Girls ' Junior Varsity Basketball team: (front row) Jennifer Luksich, Diane Hanus, Kristin Walsh, Toula Kolineus, Cami Pack, (back row) Michele Plan- tinga, Roz Lambert, Laura Krameric, Laura Goldasich, Diane Trgovcich. (jT etting the team organized during a time out. Coach Dick Hunt, industri- al arts teacher, lays down some need- ed strategies to beat Hanover. A x .fter an unsuccessful shot, junior Ruth Zurad tries to grab the rebound so that the Mustangs can gain control of the ball. Girls ' Basketball Excitement began at the top of the ride when the symbol of the painted " M " on one ' s face and the defined color of red and white was demonstrated by the student body. Cheers and chants of enthusiasm echoed throughout the gym as the fans joined together as one so their efforts wouldn ' t go unrewarded. " Everyone has their own theory of playing with the crowd, like we had in Section- als. It helps the team out con- siderably, " commented senior Brian Dedelow. The team rode to the top of the roller coaster as they squeaked by the Merrillville Pirates 54-52. " This was one of our better games. We had some key plays from our re- bounders, " viewed Brian. Entering the second game, the ' Stangs were up against being fouled by his oppo- nent, senior captain Brian Dedelow regains his breath after being knocked down, before making an attempt at a free throw shot. ith the support of the fans, sen- ior Chris Fissinger focuses his concen- tration on making an important free throw shot during the Sectional game against Merrillville. For his accom- plishments in the season, Chris re- ceived the Field Coal Percentage award. their Conference rivals Crown Point, but they couldn ' t hold on long enough to maintain the lead. " It was a fairly close game, but at one point Crown Point took the lead and we just couldn ' t catch up, " said senior Rob Dixon. Obtaining the .500 mark, the ' Stangs finished off the season with a record of 11-11. " It was a good season. We fin- ished with what we anticipat- ed from the beginning of the year, " expressed Coach Dave Knish. " Our record shows we had and up and down season. We had done well with what we had and came around to- ward the end, " stated Brian. Despite a season of " ups and downs " , the team attitude was always positive. " Attitude was good. Especially the seniors. Though there were only sev- en, they kept their heads in the game and stuck with it, " explained Coach Knish. The team was optimistic and this allowed the team to pre- vail over Bishop Noll 52-50. " Noll was a major triumph for us. Our minds were set to win, and we accomplished that, " expressed senior Chris Fis- singer. Though there was inconsis- tency, it didn ' t hold this team back from working as a whole. " Our spirit was good. There were times when everyone was down, " stated junior Lew- is Hansen. " We would all pull together and get through those bad times. Another team member felt that attitude was a key factor. " The starters had very good bench support and the players were enthusiastic. It was too bad we never had crowds, " viewed senior Steve Paris, 146 Boys ' Basketball Its up for grabs as senior Steve Paris (50) and junior Lewis Hansen (32) an- ticipate for the rebound against the Whiting " Oilers " . Showing strong defensive skills, senior Rob Dixon (42) attempts to block the pass from his Bishop Noll opponent. The ' Stangs dominated over Noll with a score of 52-50. Boys ' Varsity Basketball 11-11 MHS OPP Gavit 63 80 Hammond 65 56 Clark 70 63 Highland 46 55 Lake Central 62 78 Portage 57 49 Benton Central 59 62 Horace Mann 73 68 Andrean 79 71 Whiting 80 55 Crown Point 62 68 Chesterten 55 75 Griffith 54 53 Merrillville 43 55 Calumet 49 66 Lowell 81 78 Valparaiso 47 59 Bishop Noll 52 50 Morton 62 75 Hobart 67 46 Sectionals Merrillville 54 52 Crown Point 37 63 Junior Varsity 18-2 MHS OPP Cavit 63 42 Hammond 29 31 Clark 66 34 Highland 53 51 Lake Central 49 45 Portage 50 36 Benton Central 56 49 Horace Mann 60 52 Andrean 45 41 Whiting 60 30 Crown Point 39 38 Chesterton 53 49 Griffith 50 31 Merrillville 42 38 Calumet 60 45 Lowell 38 36 Valparaiso 31 45 Bishop Noll 48 42 Morton 48 43 Hobart 56 46 Freshman A Team 7-8 MHS OPP Calumet 42 26 Lew Wallace 28 43 Griffith 34 30 Highland 23 39 Bishop Noll 42 43 Pierce 46 51 Valparaiso 35 37 Morton 27 23 Clark 42 47 Emerson 43 33 Harrison 38 37 Lake Central 33 56 Lowell 37 34 Hammond High 57 45 Crown Point 29 39 Freshman B Team 10-2 MHS OPP Calumet 39 20 Lew Wallace 29 4 Griffith 41 18 Highland 33 23 Bishop Noll 30 28 Pierce 43 31 Valparaiso 32 30 Morton 32 18 Lake Central 43 52 Lowell 54 21 Hammond High 36 35 Crown Point 36 34 Boys ' Basketball 147 center. One of the ' downs ' the members faced was the lack of consistency. ' ' I feel we did not have the day-to-day intensity that we needed, " added Lew- is. " We had good days but then there were some bad days. We didn ' t play intense; that is what hurt us the most, " he continued. Awards were presented to individuals who showed out- standing accomplishments during the year. The Rebound award went to Steve Paris. Chris Fissinger received the Field Goal Percentage award while Brian Dedelow earned the Defense and Free Throw honor. Although it was a roller coaster season full of ups and downs, the Stangs ' hung on tightly until they faced their last turn. A x .ttempting to sink the basket de- spite being guarded by his Lake Cen- tral opponents junior Gary Shutan (32) goes up for a jump shot. T ime outs are crucial to the game play. Senior Chris Fissinger, guard lis- tens attentively to the upcoming strat- egy given by Coach Dave Knish. Boys ' Basketball (jTathering around their captain, the team hears some before game pep talk to psyche them up just minutes before the opening tip-off. Boys ' Varsity Basketball team: (front row) Chris Fissinger, Brian Dedelow, Jay Grunewald. (back row) Dan Gif- ford, Rob Dixon, Jeff Kapp, Dave Render, Dan Soltis, Steve Paris, Tom Dernulc, Kevin Kurz, Gary Shutan, Lewis Hansen, Ron Reed, Coach Dave Knish. Boys ' Junior Varsity Basketball team: brecky. (back row) Mike Trilli, John (front row) Don Yang, Chris Shaver, Boege, Bill Dodd, Steve Strict, Coach Gregg Shutan, Tim Carlson, Greg Za- Greg Lukisch. Boys ' Freshman Basketball team: (front row) Pat Graver, Tom Boyden, Shaun Barsic, Mark Roper, (back row) Coach Ross Haller, Brian Novotny, Doug Walker, Mike Calligan, Jim Me- ancy footwork is the name of the game as senior Brian Dedelow maneu- vers around his Crown Point oppo- nent to obtain two points. Brian went on to earn the Defense Award. gremis, Dave Schoon, Chuck Pawello, Pat Pluard, Ben Morey, Brendon McCormick, Gary Eldridge, Jeff Mus- salt. Boys ' Basketball Boys ' Varsity Wrestling: (front row) Brian Preslin, Todd Williams, George Tsirtsis, Mike Roper, Dave Cerajewski, Jerry Pupillo, Matt Efron, (back row) Coach Dennis Haas, Dave Gladish, John Slivka, Dave Carter, Jeff Volk, Spiro Megremis, Frank Schieve. T ri-captain Jerry Pupillo, junior, and sophomore George Tsirtsis shake hands with junior Spiro Megremis to boost his confidence before his match against Bishop Noll. Varsity Wrestling Stats 14 - 1-1 MHS OPP South Bend Adams 55 8 Culver 39 24 Plymouth 37 25 Crown Point 34 23 Valparaiso 20 39 Gary West Side 48 18 Bishop Noll 57 6 Penn 29 27 Lake Central 30 22 Lowell 37 8 Calumet 26 26 Highland 32 21 Griffith 48 10 River Forest 65 6 South Bend St. Joe 51 15 Clark 64 6 Hammond Invitational first Calumet Invitational first Conference first Sectionals first Regionals second Wrestling In ancient days, brave and valiant warriors wrestled drag- ons to protect their maidens. Even Tarzan wrestled alliga- tors and crocodiles to protect and defend the jungle. But the changing times have brought with them a different oppo- nent and another less impres- sive cause. Today ' s brave warriors have become a team of 13 Varsity Mustangs, who wrestle other competitors in defense of a conference title. It was the first time in seven years that the grapplers prevailed in . .bout to put his opponent on the mat, tri-captain Dave Cerajewski, sen- ior, uses an ankle pick to hurl him. Conference and Sectionals and earned a state rank of 5. “This was a big comeback year for our team, " explained senior tri-captain Dave Carter. “The last time our team did this well was in 1978, and it has been a long dry spell. " “Dave Cerajewski, State contender, was a dominating force in competition which helped inspire the team to break Calumet ' s Seven-year Conference winning streak, " commented Coach Dennis Haas, Industrial Arts teacher. Dave went on to finish second in the State competition. Working together as a team was a crucial factor in achiev- ing an overall record of 14-1- 1. " It was about time we had a good team. We were building this one for three years, " ex- pressed tri-captain senior Dave Cerajewski. Coach Haas felt that team- work also contributed to the team ' s performance. " Calu- met was our toughest con- tender. It really came down to the wire, and it took every- thing the team had and every- one on it to pull off the win. " The variety of members aid- ed the team greatly in compe- tition. " For the past years, we have been without a quality 98-pound wrestler, but fresh- man Brian Preslin was a big shot in the arm, " said tri-cap- tain junior Jerry Pupillo. Aside from the Conference wins, the team emerged victo- rious from Sectionals and also placed second in Regionals. These high accomplishments aided them in achieving a rank of 15 in the state. " It really felt good to be ranked, " Jerry said. " All the other teams were out to beat us and this time we beat them. " So this story of warriors wasn ' t a fairytale. The grapplers didn ' t wrestle drag- ons or even crocodiles to achieve their goal; these he- roes merely wrestled human competitors. But they did it well, and they had the victo- ries to prove their point. In attempt to pin his opponent tri- captain Dave Carter, senior, uses the single chicken-wing hold to try to win his match. ighting for an advantage, sohp- more George Tsirtsis secures his op- ponent ' s wrist in hopes of flipping him for a pin. Wrestling 151 Small in size but big in atti- tude, the Girls ' Gymastic team vaulted, jumped and cart- wheeled their way to end the season with a 5-4 record. With only six girls on the team and the average height of 5 ' 3 " , the Intermediate Level was still able to place to members in the top four All-Around at Sectionals. Joining together to endure it all, the girls discovered a sense of unity. “When facing success or defeat, we all pulled together, " said Coach Beth McCabe, student teacher. The small but mighty team stood out tall. “The attitude of the gymnasts was positive throughout the season, " re- marked senior Lari Goode. When it came down to it, there really wasn ' t one key gymnast. “Because of the team size, each girl was a key ele- ment, " said Coach McCabe. Although the overall season was successful, the road to vic- tory was not a smooth one. Several injuries occurred along the way. Kristin Ko- myatte had torn ligaments in her heel during a floor exer- cise and was out for two weeks. “Also, I was out for a week because of stitches in my thumb from the wires on the uneven bars, " said junior Kim Baron. Yet there were positive times during the season. The victory over Highland was one of the main highlights. " We were all psyched up when we beat Highland at our final meet and finished the season with a winning record, " said Lari. The final meet not only marked the end of the season, but also the start of Sectionals. In this competition, freshmen Sally Brennan and Lori Ander- son placed in the top four All- Around. But because the In- termediate Level did not qualify for Regionals, the girls could not go on. Proving that success does not equal size, the Girls ' Gym- nastics team tumbled their way through the season and ended standing tall. In preparation for her upcoming event, senior Lari Goode adjusts the uneven parallel bars to fit her size. A XVfter their routines junior Kristine Halas and freshmen Sally Brennan check their teammates ' scores while waiting to receive their own. hile doing her dismount on the optional vault, junior Kim Baron looks at the ground to see where she will be landing at. c V_yarefully keeping her balance, freshmen Sally Brennan does her scale during an intermediate routine to im- press the judges. 152 Girls ' Gymnastics Q k- flowing her grace on the optional beam, junior Kristin Komyatte hopes to receive a perfect score for her rou- tine. Girls ' Gymnastic Team Intermediate 2-7 MHS OPP Valparaiso 64.05 99.3 Portage 39.85 91.20 Hobart 66.6 91.45 Highland 63.3 19.4 LaPorte 58.6 90.45 Crown Point 77.20 104.30 Merrillville 55.55 102.85 Lowell 73.7 89.5 Griffith 73.7 26.25 Optional 5-4 MHS OPP Valparaiso 82.05 94.2 Portage 86.15 93.30 Hobart 94.50 84.9 5 Highland 97.0 94.35 LaPorte 93.8 26.85 Crown Point 62.30 103.20 Merrillville 70.45 106.0 Lowell 95.55 77.70 Griffith 95.55 24.6 ead-to-head showdown raws competitors Out of school athletes go one-on-one High noon. As the sun glazes overhead, two dirty, ragged gunfighters stand face to face, testing each other. Each waits nervously for the trigger. As they match wits and finally prepare for the draw, they stand in ultimate compe- tition. It will be one against the other. One-on-one competition was a common way that " out- of-school ' ' athletes used to keep in shape and train with- out the restriction of school practices and coaches. Many athletes preferred this more relaxed approach toward competition. " It was a lot more fun to practice without a coach screaming at you to do this or that, " explained junior Tom Hemingway. " Sometimes you just wanted to move at your pace. " There were several different methods of one on one com- petition that were frequently Speed is crucial when taking a shot in a game of ice hockey. Senior Mike Lee performs his talents while warm- ing up against his opponent. used by students. " Hooping " a few with a buddy after school or on a Saturday afternoon had become a common past time among many teenagers. " We liked to just get together and shoot a couple of games or challenge each other. It was a good workout, " stated ju- nior Bill Pavich. Tennis and raquetball, other favorite sports, found one on one competition against a friend or a teammate to be the best way to learn to excel in these sports. " I liked practic- ing tennis with a friend be- cause I could learn from the things they did right and from their mistakes as well as my own, " commented junior Jen- nifer Muta. Sometimes one on one competition was the hardest kind. " Friends were the toughest critics of all, " ex- pressed Tom. " No one wanted to look like a fool in front of a friend. If he beat you, it made you want to push yourself harder, " he continued. Mr. Jay McGee, U.S. History teacher and track coach had a similar opinion about this manner of competition. " Playing one on one was dif- ficult because there were no excuses and no team members to blame if you lost, and losing to a friend is especially hard. " They couldn ' t wait any longer. One reached for his holster, and consequently the other followed. The crack of the shot came, and suddenly his opponent fell to the ground. It was over. He turned to walk away realizing that only seconds before he had been just as likely to fall, just as unsure as to whether or not he would survive when placed in single competition with an- other: one-on-one. 154 One on One 1 1 takes fancy foot work to be the best as seniors Chris Fissinger and Chris Ca- meino play one on one to prepare them for the upcoming indoor soccer season. ttempting to block the shot, sen- iors Pocholo Cruz and Larry Serrano enjoy the seasonably warm December while playing against each other at a game of ' 21 ' . After the break, junior Tom Karras concentrates on making the shot in the corner pocket. One on One 155 ndividual interest ppeals to lone sport Self satisfaction by competing against oneself They say two ' s company and three ' s a crowd. Well, some feel two ' s a crowd and prefer to remain on their own; thus the individual sportman. " It doesn ' t matter if you won or lost. There was more enjoyment in a sport when the pressure of your competitors wasn ' t there, " said senior Jim Gautheir. A relaxed atmosphere and control of the game aere posi- tive aspects of playing as an in- dividual. " When you played on your own, it gave you more control of the game, said sen- f o get into condition, sophomore Bill Durham jumps rope to build his endurance during sixth hour weight- training class. Individual ior John Higgins. " Also, you didn ' t have to relay on oth- ers. " Agreeing, senior Larry Serrano said, " I enjoyed to run on my own time mainly be- cause I was able to set my own pace and go the distance I wanted. " Taking the relaxed aspect of an individual sport, senior Dave Lanman explains " I en- joyed riding my unicycle out- side while listening to music. " Playing as an individual could make one not put forth as much effort. " I prefered to compete with someone else. I I nstead of taking it out to the roller rink, senior Kim Ingram enjoys the weather by skating around town. push myself harder when I had another person to race against, " expressed senior Sean Wood, bike team mem- ber. " If I didn ' t have anyone to run against, I would never be able to beat my time, " agreed sophomore Dan Porter. Some may have preferred the company of two or four and then there were those who would remain on their own. Whether it was an early morning jog or an afternoon bikeride, students enjoyed the feeling of being alone. T aking it to the slopes, senior Todd Williams stops for a moment at the top of the mountain to enjoy the Vermont scenery. Before her daily three mile run, ju- nior Patty Hittle stretches out to avoid pulled muscles. Individual Duddies take to courts To show off talents I Students break away to out of school teams During the warm days of summer friends usually went to the beach in order to get a team together to play volley- ball. Likewise, students met with others to form sport teams instead of being by themselves. T o some the best way to play sports was with their friends. For those people who did not want to be on school teams there were extra curricular ac- tivities. " Being on a team where you practiced and got rewarded with being able to play is better than warming the bench, " remarked senior Mirko Merich. There were sports that oc- cured out of school that stu- dents could enjoy. Some churches had basketball teams in which players had the op- portunity of participating. " The reason why I played on a church team was because I did not want to waste my time try- ing-out for the school and not making it, " expressed junior Paul Manzano. During the last few years, soccer had been a male domi- nated sports. How the tables have turned, and the girls had the advantage of playing on a girls ' community team. " I al- ways enjoyed watching the boys ' soccer team and now I finally could play on a team, " stated junior Sue Hackett. Another growing team sport was biking. No, it ' s not like the biking seen on televi- sion, where the bikers were riding around the track. Rath- er it was on the street for many miles to raise money for var- ious charities. " The best thing about this sport was there was no coach, " remarked junior Charley Shoemaker. " We asked many companies if they would like to sponsor our team to bike for a charity, " stated sophomore Goran Kralj. Why were team sports pre- ferred over individual sports? The most popular answer was, " A team is more exciting and you do not have ' spoil sports ' ; therefore one is usually play- ing for fun, not revenge, " said junior Chris Preslin. When the summer ended, the volleyball nets came down and the beaches closed. All of the individuals who made it a team went their separate ways, looking forward to next year for another season to show off their talents. I t ' s baseball season again as seniors Matt Dyiecolowski and Chris Cande- leria grab their mitts and bats out of storage to play a challenging game of baseball. A hile warming up by doing a lay up, junior John Hope practices before a CYO game at St. Thomas More. In order to assure his safety, senior Sean Wood stops for a moment to check the air in his tire. Before winter comes and the ice is frozen, hockey practice is taking place for some so they will be ready for play when the time comes. 159 Team K -L Veeping her eye on the ball, sen- ior Laura Janusonis is determined to win the point with her over-head smash. Up on her toes junior Cathleen Chevigny returns the ball with a pow- erful swing to put it out of her oppo- nent ' s reach. Girls Tennis Stats Calumet 5 0 19-2 Crown Point 5 0 MHS OPP Merrillville 2 3 Chesterton 5 0 Laporte 4 1 Portage 3 2 Valparaiso 5 0 Elkhart Central 3 2 Mustang Invitational Highland 5 0 Terre Haute 4 1 Griffith 5 0 Elkhart Memorial 5 0 West Lafayette 3 2 South Bend Clay 5 0 Lowell 5 0 Sectionals first Lake Central 5 0 Regionals first South Bend Adams 3 2 Semi-State second 160 Girls ' Tennis OURT EXPERTS Netters prove their competence in 19-2 season One might have acquired the impression that they were experts at the sport. With a re- cord of 19-2, a state ranking of seventh, Conference and Sec- tional titles, as well as invita- tional victories, the Girls ' Ten- nis Team achieved a season to remember. Even though the netters were not undefeated, these competitors showed their hard work. " The girls were A- •lifter making a backhand volley, senior Jill Colubiewski charges the net along with her doubles partner in hopes of winning the point. hard workers who played all year round which made them very tough, " according to Athletic Director, coach Car- mi Thornton. A team needs not only con- fidence, but also moral sup- port to having a winning sea- son. " Our team was great during the season. We all worked together and gave each other a lot of support, " stated senior Laura Janusonis. The season was full of good times for the girls, but many thought that the main high- light was defeating Elkhart Central. " We beat Elkhart Central 3-2, " expressed senior Jill Golubiewski. " They were very strong in all positions. The whole team was proud of this accomplishment. " Opinions of the season as a whole were favorable. " We had a terrific season, it was one of the best, I think, in a long time, " explained junior Mau- reen Harney. As the season came to an end, the titles were bestowed, and some thought that the Girls ' Tennis Team were ex- perts not on the football or baseball field, but on the courts. Jr eturning a serve, sophomore Penny Karr concentrates on her shot against her Valparaiso opponent. Girls ' Tennis Team: (Front row) Trica Camino, Maureen Harney, Staci Schatz, Kristin Kincaid, Erin Reffkin, Michele Moskovitz, Connie Boyden, Colleen Murphy, Emily Chua (Back row) Laura Welsh, Usha Gupta, Cath- leen Chevigny, Amy Paulson, Julianne Chevingy, Penny Karr Laura Janusonis, Julie Bacino, Jill Golubiewski, Coach Carmi Thornton. 161 Girls ' Tennis EADY, AIM, FIRE Track team bolted off but fall short of victory Aiming for Regionals since the beginning of the season, the Girls ' Track Team put in a lot of work and dedication in trying to meet their goal. But even with the everyday prac- tices, they fell short of their goal. Despite qualifying only one runner for Regionals, coach Dennis Spangler, industrial arts teacher, felt this hard work paid off. " A lot of our athletes showed considerable improvement by the end of the season, " he stated. Overall, the team finished with a 4-2 record. Susie Hack- ett, junior, was the one mem- ber to make it to Regionals by qualifying in her event, the 1600 meter run. " Our team goal was mainly to win Conference, and send a lot of the team to Sectionals, " expressed Susie. " Unfortu- nately, we were disqualified from Conference by entering too many people in too many events. Luckily the whole var- sity team individually made it to Sectionals and we did a good job. " Although it was a team ef- fort, there were several mem- bers who led the team. " Key players were Susie Hackett, Patty Hittle, Sherri Soltis, and Cindy Pearson, " stated junior Kim Baron. " They helped us to have a good season, " she add- ed. One of the factors contrib- uting to the winning season was the lack of injuries. " The team was lucky in the aspect that there were no injuries, like there had been in the pre- vious years. " said junior Melis- sa Moser. Q kjmooth handoffs are essential to keep a consistent pace. Two runners show good form during a dual meet. In order to limber up before a meet, junior Patty Hittle stretches out her leg muscles with the aid of the track fence. This helped prepare her for her event. 162 Girls ' Track Besides the assets which gave the team a winning sea- son such as unity, practices and no injuries, there was one major setback. " We were un- fortunate in the aspect that we only had one senior, but we are looking forward to the fu- ture when we should have a lot of strength, " commented junior Sheri Soltis. Although they fell short of achieving their goal of qualify- ing many for Regionals, the outcome was a positive one. Coach Spangler summed up their successful season in say- ing, " This team was an enthu- siastic group that worked well as one. " G” lancing at the lap card count, ju- nior Susie Hackett tries hard to main- tain her lead during a Highland dual meet. c; ' hecking out a runners time. Coach Dennis Spangler glances at the clipboard as his two assistants mark down the clocked time for the record books. Girls ' Track Team: (front row): Kim Baron, Linda Wolf, Jenny Crist, An- drea Whitlow, Athena Panos, Juli Gorski, Wendy Beckman, Mary Blaes- ing, Renee Zawada. (Row 2): Deanne Gedmin, Roz Lambert, Lisa Dyuan, Cindy Pearson, Patty Hittle, Melissa Moser, Barb Payne, Susie Hackett, Chris Duran, Jenifer Nau, Lisa Gon- zales, Assistant Coach Brian Karulski. (back row:) Coach Dennis Haas, Jenni- fer Vanderhoek, Callie Radunzul, Ra- chael Rueth, Sherri Soltis, Michelle Jones, Camille Sakaczynzki, Diane Adich, Dianne Trgovcich, Jean Rob- bins, Cami Pack, Susie Gotte, Coach Dennis Spangler. tJ umping the hurdles during a dual meet with Highland, senior Rachel Rueth concentrates all her efforts into insuring both legs clear the hurdle. Girls ' Track Stats 4-2 MHS OPP Lake Central 45 56 Lowell 53 44 Griffith 53 40 Highland 65Vi 43 Vi Calumet 43 66 Gavit 63 45 V V ith a first place finish, junior John Hibler breaks the ribbon with a winning time in the 100-yard dash. Boys ' Track Team: (front row) Joe La- vasko, Rob Marshak, Rogwa Ramus, Bill Paz, Steve Mueller, Matt Sobleski, Chris Smith, (row 2) Peter Wong, Ja- mie Williamson, Doug Walker, Eric Hansen, Russel Balka, John Guerra. (back row) Coach Jay McGee, Dave Lanman, Randy Blackford, John Hibler, Tad Taylor, Bill Heuer, Steve Grim, Dan Tharp, Mike Rzonca, Jim Palmer, Coach Ed Woodwick. Boys ' Track Stats 4-6 MHS OPP Clark 100 13 Gavit 77 33 Lake Central, 47 57 Crown Point 55 Lowell, 70 Vz 71 Vi Griffith 17 Highland 77 50 Calumet 72 52 Morton Relays first Giffith Relays first Andrean Relays second Calumet Invitational second Munster Invitational second Conference second Sectional third q k_Jtriving for first place in his event, sophomore Dan Porter leaps through the air hoping for his best attempt at the long jump. hile concentrating on the up- coming meet against Crown Point, senior John Owen stretches his mus- cles to better his day ' s performances. Boys ' Track FF WITH THE GUN Pain, sweat, tears reap sweet rewards Being the best doesn ' t al- ways come easy. As the Boys ' Track Team knew for a fact; long, tedious hours of run- ning, jumping, and throwing go into sweating out a 4-6 sea- son. But when five individuals advanced to Regionals in six events, they knew all of their work had paid off. The team encountered many problems throughout the season. " We were hoping to take conference and prob- ably could have done it, but we got womped on by Crown Point, " explained senior Ran- dy Blackford. " We were disappointed that we didn ' t win conference, " added senior Andy Lambert. " But we had a bad day and our performances weren ' t up to par. " At the beginning of the sea- son, things didn ' t look good, but according to senior tri- captain Tad Taylor, " As the season progressed, the team became more unified. We were the closest at the Invita- tional before Conference. " " We were unsure at the be- ginning of the season, but we worked well together when it counted, " expressed senior Brett Robbins, tri-captain. One of their key runners, Brett, was out for five weeks with tendonitis and came back for Conference. According to Randy, " When Brett started running again, he got his per- sonal best. It was an inspiration to the rest of the team to see how well he was doing. " Tad, another key runner, suffered from a stress fracture and had to drop out of Re- gionals a few days before the meet. Despite the weakness of in- juries, the team ' s strengths lied in " the long distance run- ners of Robbins and Taylor, the field events with seniors John Owen and Andy and sophomore Dan Porter, hur- dles with John and junior Ja- son Bischoff, " according to Coach Jay Mcgee, history teacher. The combination of all these talents brought victories. " Morton Relays were the highlight of the season, " ac- cording to Tad. " We tied for first and overall, outper- formed the opposition. " During the season, John broke the school pole vault record. Also, Brett broke the school record for the 800 me- ter run. Dan advanced to Regionals in the pole vault as did John in the 300 meter low hurdles and Jason in 100 meter high hur- dles. Brett also advanced in the 800 meter and mile run. The team had tough com- petition in their meets. " Crown Point and Lake Cen- tral were the toughest teams we faced. This was our year to take Conference but those two teams gave us the stron- gest opposition, " explained junior Chuck Novak. All in all, the pain, sweat, and even tears brought their own rewards. " We might just be the best track team in Mun- ster ' s history, " concluded Coach McGee. P TO PAR Team takes sectional title despite inexperience Even though the Boys ' Var- sity Golf Team did not have senior experience to rely upon during the season, they proved that it did not hinder them. Youth excelled to a win- ning season by landing a sec- ond place in Conference and capturing the Sectional title, behind the playing of four ju- niors. " The team is very young, " stated Coach Ed Mus- selman, Algebra teacher. " The boys played an outstanding season and it showed in our record. " " Experience is not always the main reason a team is a winning one. Sometimes it is just pure talent that gives a team the driving force it needs behind it, " continued Coach Musselman. The team practiced every- day through moderate weath- er during the spring, which is a change compared to what the Boys ' Coif Stats 14-4 MHS OPP Crown Point 177 202 Calumet 184 216 Lake Central 179 173 Lowell 164 183 Highland 167 161 Valparaiso 173 169 Griffith 161 1 66 Hammond High 160 237 Crown Point 171 190 Michigan City 177 162 Calumet 168 171 Clark 171 176 Lake Central 175 179 Lowell 179 205 Highland 174 175 Griffith 156 173 Clark 161 176 LaPorte Invit. 1st Sectionals First team had practiced in. " We had some days that were really nice this season, which is good, because last year it rained so much the team had to change golf courses due to flooding, " stat- ed senior John Dzurovcik. Early in the year the team had suffered two Conference losses to rivals Lake Central and Highland. " These were big matches and I think the team was really at a loss for a while, " stated junior Jason Eg- natz about the defeats. As the momentum started to build up and the team be- gan to gain its playing confi- dence, they started to rack up victory after victory and finally avenged their only losses to Highland and Lake Central. This brought their overall re- cord to 12-4 with the only two other non conference losses between Michigan City Mar- quette and Valparaiso during the season. Behind the consistant play- ing of Jason Engatz, Jarret Misch, Steve Blackmun, John Dzurovcik, and Tim Black- mun, the boys went into the Sectionals with very high hopes of victory and emerged Sectionals champions. Coach Musselman stated, " We had been playing very consistent all through the season and the Sectionals win really just add- ed to good season. " " We accomplished most of our goals during the season, and as far as I am concerned, the team definitely earned ev- erything, " stated Coach Mus- selman reflecting back on team accomplishments. aking his second shot, sopho- more Jarret Misch shoots for the green in hopes of landing the ball close to the rear the green. 166 Boys ' Golf In deep concentration sophomore Tim Blackmun attempts to get out of a sandtrap to put his ball in good playing position. In hopes of improving his chipping skills senior John Dzurovcik shoots onto the practice green at Briar Ridge Golf Club. Boys ' Golf Team: (front row): Paul Buyer, Jarret Misch, Jason Egnatz, John Dzurovcik, Mike Gozdecki, Coach Ed Musselman. (Back row) Tim Blackmun Mike Simko, Steve Black- mun, Mike Costello. Boys ' Coif Liooking for someone to throw the ball in to, senior Chris Camino finds junior Floyd Stoner in an advanta- geous position. Getting in some last minute prac- tice before the Lake Central game, sophomore Goran Kralj moves be- hind the bench to allow himself extra room for dribbling. Boys ' Soccer Team: (Front row) Jerry Cabrera, Tom Boyden, (Row 2) Chris Kogler, Milos Pavicevich, Goran Kralj, John Higgins, Chris Fissinger, Jay Grunewald, Floyd Stoner, Chris Pres- lin, Jeff Samels, (Back row) Coach Jack King, Kevin Mann, Bryan Rudloff, Wally Barcich, Tad Benoit, Brendon McCormick Chris Camino, Paul Ra- kos, Tim Carlson, Fred Jones, Kevin Lasky. Q Flowing some team spirit, seniors Chris Camino and Wally Bracich get a high five going after the scoring of a Munster goal during the Highland match in which Munster prevailed. Boys ' Soccer Stats 10-1 MHS OPP South Bend Adams 0 1 Highland 4 0 Griffith 5 1 Merrillville 5 0 Portage 2 0 Lake Central 13 0 Andrean 5 1 Chesterton 6 0 Gary Wirt 7 0 Valparaiso 5 0 Wallace 12 2 INNING GOALS Record setting bootmen outscore opponents 64-5 " The Bootmen season was one a coach will dream about, " stated Varsity Soccer Coach Jack King, health and safety teacher. He also stated, " With quality returning sen- iors, the boys ' and I knew that we would have a tough team. " " There was only one goal for us and that was to beat the team that stopped us last year— South Bend Adams and win the Northern cup (State— Indianapolis teams and north- ward.) " We knew that South Bend Adams was just as tough Q k- ince he sees an open shot at the goal, senior Jay Grunewald attempts to take a shot for a score. T hrough the air flies goalie Kevin Mann, senior, stopping an opponent ' s shot. Goalie talent kept the oppo- nents goals to a record low of five for the year. as last year when we played them in the opening game of the season, " stated senior Ke- vin Mann, goalie. Also adding, " We played a very close game but ended up losing 0-1. " The rest of the season was a coach ' s dream. The Bootmen outscored their opponents 64-5. " The key to our success has been our ability to control mid-field and our tough de- fensive play, " stated Coach King. " During the year the atti- tude of the team was great and as far as injuries were con- cerned, there were none to ho ld us back, " stated senior Chris Fissinger. Some other highlights for the Bootmen were beating Portage 4-1 and Highland 5-0. " We played well during these games because of are unbelievable offensive play with the ball, " stated Kevin. One of the reasons why the Bootmen played well was their unity on and off the field. " Not only did we act like a team on the field, we acted as a group towards the end of the season, " explained senior Wally Bracich. The Bootmen did have problems during the season. " Once we got past South Bend, we knew we were un- beatable and we had a hard time getting up for the weaker teams in the region, " stated Wally. The Bootmen finished up their season with an 11-1 re- cord. " After four years of play- ing high school soccer, this was by far the best year, and I ' ve been on good teams in the past " commented Kevin, re- flecting upon the season. Girls ' Softball Stats East Chicago 17 0 16-6 Washington Crown Point 3 1 MHS OPP Lake Central 6 2 Gavit 11 3 Morton 6 7 Hammond High 4 0 Valparaiso 15 2 St. Francis deSales 6 13 Valparaiso Tournament 1 3 Lake Central 12 2 Lake Central 8 10 Valparaiso 3 0 Chesterton 7 2 Michigan City Rogers Tournament Andrean 14 6 Lakeshore 8 3 Crown Point 21 6 Michigan City Merrillville 2 12 Rogers 12 3 Highland 7 2 Sectionals 2 0 Highland 1 3 Portage 12 3 R; 170 Girls ' Softball , eady for anything, the mustang defense of senior Dawn Wrona and sophomore Cindy Simko concentrate during the pitcher ' s delivery. ECRET TO SUCCESS Strong hitting, pitching and defense equal winning season Every ingredient is some- times essential to make things just right, such as reading, writing and arithmetic form a well rounded education. Like- wise, all of the ingredients in a recipe are needed to make it perfect. The Girls ' Softball Team complimented each other in such a way with the right amount of pitching, hit- ting and defense which blend- ed together well to the final product of a winning season record. The Girls ' Softball Team fin- ished regular season play with a 16-6 record, which included two tournament titles. They UQ kjtrike One!” calls the umpire on junior Lisa Mansueto. Lisa did man- age to get a walk though, contributing to the Lady Mustang ' s 18-2 victory over Valparaiso. won the Michigan City Rogers Tournament as well as the Vi- king Invitational Tournament. Good pitching, timely hitting and a solid defense were agreed on as being the keys to their success. " I feel that during our victo- ries everything fell into place, " said senior Dee Dee Dinga. " Except for the first few games, our hitting pitching and defense were very consis- tent. " Not a single person as an in- dividual was responsible for the success during the season. " It was a team effort where ev- eryone worked together, " ex- plained co-captain senior Discussing the strategy on how to pitch to the next batter, Coach Pat Premetz, mathematics teacher, calls a time out in order to talk over a plan. Dawn Wrona. " In some games when our hitting was not strong, our pitching and de- fense would hold us in there for the victory. " " I think the key to our suc- cess has been the willingness of all team members to work hard to support each other, " said Coach Pat Prementz, mathematics teacher. " Our hitting came around after our first few games, " re- plied sophomore Leanne Suter. " When we started hit- ting, we started winning, and we felt confident for the re- mainder of the season. " This feeling was then carried into Sectionals. But the team was shocked by a first round loss to Highland, 1-3, who they had defeated twice earlier in the season. Although Sectionals was a disappointing end to their sea- son, there were highlights from the proceeding games. Dawn summed up her feelings about the season by saying her biggest thrill was the team ' s overall record. " No one ex- pected us to do this well in our second year, " she said. " I think with our record turning out the way it did, we exceeded any goals we had set for our- selves. " Too much of one thing and not enough of another could make anything unbalanced and unsuccessful. The Girls ' Softball team proved this fac- tor true in having the right combination of hitting, pitch- ing and fielding which equaled victory throughout their season. Girls ' Softball Team: (front row) Con- nie Czapla, Cindy Simko, Lisa Man- sueto, Andrea Petrovich. (Row 2) Dee Dee Dinga, Laura Siska, Michelle Plan- tinga, Kristen Sanek, Laura Sabina, Dawn Wrona, Kristin Walsh. (Back row) Coach Pat Premetz, Deanne Wa- chel, Darcy Herakovich, Missy Bretz, Leanne Suter, Robbie Terranova, Chrissy Dinga, Coach Barbera John- son. In order to keep the opposition from scoring, sophomore Michelle Plantinga tags a potential scoring run- ner out on a close play. Girls ' Softball Boys ' Varsity Baseball Stats 20-10 MHS OPP River Forest 1 4 East Chicago Roosevelt 13 6 Portage 13 3 Michigan City Rogers 2 11 10 2 Lake Central 2 4 Griffith 13 15 Benton Central 6 11 Whiting 10 0 24 2 Lowell 17 2 Highland 5 7 Crown Point 1 0 Hobart 7 1 11 8 Calumet 5 2 Boys ' Baseball Lake Central 15 7 Gary Roosevelt 13 3 4 6 Griffith 5 6 Lowell 1 0 Highland Munster Classic 6 1 Hammond 5 2 Warsaw 10 6 Crown Point 5 7 East Chicago Washington 7 4 14 0 Calumet 11 1 Lake Station 0 2 Merrillville 4 3 Junior Varsity Baseball Stats 10-8 MHS OPP Hammond High 11 3 East Chicago Roosevelt 18 1 5 2 Griffith 6 1 Crown Point 8 11 Calumet 6 5 Lake Central 3 5 Valparaiso 10 8 10 20 Griffith 13 7 Bishop Noll 3 4 Lowell 10 1 Highland 11 5 Crown Point 2 14 Bishop Noll 6 15 |V Tourney Lake Central 4 5 Calumet 2 3 A XXII it took was one pitch and senior Dave Cerajewski slammed a line drive to left field and obtained a base hit. ITTING PAST GOALS Personal records set and broken What do Anthony Dicker- son, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose, and the Var- sity baseball team have in common? Each had a knack for breaking records. Al- though the team ' s four shat- tered records didn ' t make na- tional news, it was enough to carry the team to a 20-10 sea- son going into sectionals. rp X hey may look alike but their indi- vidual assets differ as do their talents. Seniors Chuck and Sean Hanus watch the defense play closely from the sidelines. As March began and the season opened, the boys played as individuals instead of trying to enhance the team ' s ability. " At the beginning we were more individuals rather than a team. As the season progressed, we joined togeth- er as one, " said senior Dave Cerajewski. Expressing his views on the teams togetherness, senior captain Perry Manous felt " We had lacked the consisten- cy at the start, but when Sec- tionals came around we had obtain our parallel. " The batting average became the highlight of the season. " The batting of the team has won us many games. We had supported a solid .350 batting average all year, " said junior Gregg Shutan. " We scored a lot of runs be- cause of our batting ability. This has affected our record positively, " stated Perry. Crown Point appeared to be aiting for the umpire ' s verdict, senior Dan Soltis keeps the tag on his Calumet opponent until the call is made. Boys ' Baseball Boys ' Varsity Baseball Team: (front row) Dan Gifford, Dave Cerajewski, Gregg Shutan, Perry Manous, Sean Hanus, Jeff Kapp, Chuck Hanus, Gregg Zabrecky. (back row) Coach Mike Nik- sic, Ken Mahala, Gary Shutan, Dan Soltis, Lewis Hansen, Carl Krumrei, Dave Sanders, Larry Sanek, Jim Magre- mis. Coach Ed Robertson. Q K_ upport from the bench is equally important as seniors Chuck Hanus and Carl Krumrei back up the defensive players on the field. Holding a record high of most strikeouts, junior Gary Shutan at- tempts to throw a perfect pitch for strike three. 174 Boys ' Junior Varsity Baseball Team: (front row) Chuck Pawelko, Larry Wi- ley, Shawn Barsic. (row 2) Pat Ras, Jim Magremis, Greg Adams, Mark Pan- ozzo, Adam Tavitas. (back row) Coach Bob Shinkan, Bill Melby, Ron Cook, Bryan Novotny, Dan Hollis, George Melnik, Steve Moskovsky, Bill Wrona, Eric McNay, Ben Morey. i 3reaking his personal best record for homeruns, junior Ken Mahala (12) rounds the bases and receives con- gratulations from his teammates. Boys ' Baseball HITTING one of the toughest competi- tors the team played. " They matched up with us very well. They had strong pitching and hitting, " said Gregg. Agreeing on the tough competition, senior Chuck Hanus said, " Crown Point had to be the toughest competi- tion. We shut them out 1-0 and they turned around and beat us 7-5. " Conference was a high for some and a low for other. " With us being highly ranked at the beginning of the season, every team in Conference had a goal which was to beat Mun- ster! " Dave said. " We saw a lot of the ' aces ' coming and per- formed well against our com- petitors. " " I felt we lost too many games that we should have won, " said Coach Mike Niksic, Wilbur Wright physical educa- tion teacher. " Overall, we ended up with a Conference record of 7-5. " The effort each member put forth was evident in the num- ber of broken records. Dave reached a new high of the most runs scored. Senior Carl Krumrei connected on enough hits to allow him to surpass the runs batted in re- cord. Juniors Jeff Kapp broke the most doubles hit and Gary Shutan, the most strikeouts. Although the boys will not receive the media coverage and the chance to represent sporting goods companies like other record breakers did, they will go down in history for their accomplishments. Boys ' Baseball Stop the dock Cubs Mania 39 year lull ends as hopes rise then fall They called them the " lovable losers. " For 39 long years they ' d broken fans ' hearts. But at last the Chicago Cubs achieved glory and instigated " Cubs Mania. " Students and teachers alike joined the supportive " bleachers bums " and followed the Cubs into the World Series playoffs. " I think the Cubs ' victories mean more to the dedicated fans than they do to the players. The Cubs have fulfilled the dreams of many frustrated fans, including myself, " said senior Chris Dav- lantes. Similarly, Mr. Don Kernaghan, Economics teacher, displayed his loyalty on the back of his car. " Cubs 258 " appeared on his li- cense plate during the Cubs ' peak as a way for him to express his love of the Cubs. Students who all along were dis- believers in the Cubs ' ability, found it easy to get caught up in the hysteria. " Even though I was mostly a Sox fan, the Cubs ' outstanding play was exciting to watch, " said junior Tom Karras. Despite being eliminated from entering the World Series, the Cubs ' gave the fans, their tenth man, something they could get ex- cited about. " Although I wish the Cubs had made it to the Series, I ' m still an avid Cubs fan. They gave Chicago a summer the people will never for- get, " stated junior Kelly Harle. " They gave the fans something to get excited about, and after all, there ' s always next year to try again. " So the playoffs ended and the Cubs Mania died down, but the season the Cubs gave their fans was one that would not soon be forgotten. It broke the four dec- ade long drought of defeat. As the Cubs fever spread through out the school, senior Chris Davlantes had partici- pated by showing his spirit and dedication by wearing Cub ' s paraphernalia. Since the Cubs were limited to day games, this posed a problem to students. Senior Mary Smogolecki solves the predicament by bringing in a miniature T.V. to watch in the third game of the Cubs play-offs against the San Diego Padres. Gold rush Torch ignites Olympic spirit Indianapolis Blvd. was just one of the crossroads that runners bearing torches encountered on their nationwide jour- ney. Not only did this journey help raise a feeling of patriotism, but also money for the Olympics. The summer games sported 25 areas of competition over a period of two and one half weeks. Many athletes found their way into the history books and hearts of many. " In the Olympics you cheered and hoped that the USA would win, " said senior Mike Lee. " You felt good when they won and bad when they lost, it was especially great when Mary Lou Retton won all her gold. " Athletes received gold, silver and bronze medals for outstanding perfor- mance. " The excellence of the athletes performances, plus their outstanding personalities showed that the medals were well deserved, " expressed junior Kelly Norman. As the Olympic flame dwindled so did the games; however, for the city that houses the stars of the screen their guests left a mark. The stars of track, swimming, beam, etc. helped to guild the U.S. in bronze, silver and gold med- als. 176 On Time Rowdy rahs to proud parents Game-time groupies boost spirit Before the game began, fans filled the bleachers anxious to participate in the thrill of the action. Battle cries, cheers, and an uproar of excitement starts to rumble. Fan support is essential to keep the athletes going. " When your performing you can hear the fans routing for you, " Arms raised in victory the crowd supports the Boys ' Swim Team after a defeat over Lake Central. stated junior Spiro Megremis. Supporting the athletes helps to keep their adrenaline pumping. " As cheer- leaders, we try and get the fans going, the athletes appreciate everyone back- ing them up, " said Varsity cheerleader Brigitte Viellieu. Though athletes, cheerleaders and coaches there are, support is often needed to give the team incentive to win. Sports Mini-Mag 177 Beasts of Burden dominate Four footed friends prove too much to handle From the Democratic Party to a gold digger in California, donkeys have been known as a beast of bur- den. Students as well as faculty members got a chance to find out if this was true in the third annual donkey basketball fundraiser game. Donkey basketball was different from ordinary basketball because the players were all given a don- key, and they had to be sitting on it when they shot a basket to score. There were mixed feelings to- ward riding a donkey. " I was scared at first because I wasn ' t sure what to expect from them, " said senior Jamie Beck, letterwoman. " The donkeys were hard to han- dle at the beginning, " commented junior Damon Karas. " They would not go the direction you wanted them to go most of the time. " The money raised in the letter people vs. faculty game went to- ward future athletic needs. " It was not a big money maker, but all who attended were well enter- tained, and had a good time, " said Carmi Thorton, Girls ' Athletic Di- rector. The game was held on a T uesday night, which resulted in limited fans compared to previous years. " I was surprised at the outcome, but I think it really had to do with the game being on a school night, " expressed Damon. " Even though not many people had showed up, I felt it was a suc- cess for those who participated, " said senior Chris Camino. Many saw Donkey basketball as being a little on the different side. Instead of playing basketball on two feet, students and teachers broke away from the ordinary and trifled on all fours to have fun while providing entertainment and support for others. This is no ordinary basketball game as sen- ior Jamie Beck, letterwoman broke away from the norm to obtain points for her team. Stop the dock Time Out Players in waiting Benchwarmers sit in limbo on sidelines Well, here it is — the big game of the season and they ' re winning. As the final seconds of the game tick away, a teammate scores the win- ning basket. But what about the team players that didn ' t get to share in the glory? Nobody liked to have to watch the games from the sidelines, but somebody had to sit on the bench. Team players had mixed emotions about being benchwarmers. " Of course you want your best players to be playing, but some- times it doesn ' t matter. You just want to get out there and get a piece of the action, " explained ju- nior Eric Elman. Sometimes it was hard for the athletes to see that they may not be the best ones to be playing. " Sometimes it gets me so mad I just wanted to quit, " stated junior Thad McNair. " I got sick of not be- ing able to play; but just when I got mad, the coach would decide to put me in. " Several athletes felt they were forgotten when they didn ' t play. " I just wished that everyone would remember that we were still a part of the team, even if we didn ' t get to compete that often, " expressed senior Chris Davlantes. " We worked just as hard and we practiced, too, but it seemed like everyone forgot that. " Being a benchwarmer wasn ' t easy. They put up with more than other athletes in many ways, they practiced just as hard and drove themselves to be their best, yet they didn ' t get to show it. Some benchwarmers were just waiting for two minutes of play to show that they had the skill. However, others were satisfied to just be a part of the team. While watching his teammates compete in their matches, sophomore Spiro Megremis waits patiently for his weight class to be announced. •j i 7 It took a lot of hard work to be in a sport. But being an athlete was not all glory. Unfortunately, with the thrill of competition, often came the agony of injuries. Inuries proved to be a hinderance for athletes at any time. " I had worked hard all season and then I got hurt " , said sen- ior Matt Travis. " It seemed like all of my work was wasted " . An injury ranged from a slightly sprained ankle to torn ligaments. The severity of the injury determined how long one was out of a sport. This ranged Struck with a hard blow on the previous play, senior Mike Walson (24) is assisted off the football field by team physicians Dr. Ron Pavelka and Dr. Jerry Smith. from a couple days to the remainder of the season. " When I hurt my knee playing soft- ball, I didn ' t think that it was badly in- jured, " explained senior Jodi Jerich. " Little did I know I ' d miss the rest of the season " . Others felt that they should just ig- nore the pain. " It might hurt a lot, but you can ' t let it stop you, " said junior jerry Pupillo. Though the disappointments and dis- comforts of injuries were great, team members worked their way through the season. The chance of being injured was a risk one had to take for the thrill of being an athlete. Wrapped, stitched, and plastered Thrills of victory crippled by injuries 178 Time Out Practice makes perfect? Athletes sweat it out day to day Every athlete knew that awful feeling. The queasy stomach, the throbbing head, the bullets of per- spiration finding their way to the surface . . . then suddenly the coach ' s voice screaming “pick up the pace! " Why didn ' t he try run- ning five miles? Every athlete has experienced gruelling practices and tiring wor- kouts. Many have suffered through these practices several days a week. Why do they put themselves through it? The goal of some was to make an impression on the coach. “It ' s a good feeling to make it through a rough practice, " said junior Da- mon Karras. " It ' s kind of like tell- ing the coach that you can take whatever he dishes out. " After effects of a gruelling wrestling prac- tice can really take their toll. Junior Mike Roper and freshman Jamie Wood try to catch their breath after a ten-minute wor- kout jumping rope. Others felt that the harder the practice was, the better they would perform. " In swimming we practice twice a day, and I am to- tally exhausted by the end, " said senior Kim Kocal. " But in a meet when I drop a few seconds off my last time I feel it was well worth it all of the practices and tiring drills we had to do day after day. " Similarly, " Sometimes you get so tired during a practice you just want to throw it all away and give up, " agreed junior Larry Sanek. " Your coach is screaming and you want to tell him to drop dead, but you know that practice will pay off during the game. " Even though athletes did not enjoy the pain and exhaustion of a tough practice, they endured them. In the long run they would realize that their coaches were ac- tually doing them a favor by having these gruelling workouts. One step from the top Junior Varsity scales ladder Number 17 was the star of the varsity team; however, not all remember the days when she was the futuristic varsity player on the JV team. Being a member of Junior Varsity seems to make one more determined to work until that day he can be on varsity and gain the added respect. " I always admire that varsity uniform, and I ' m working really hard so some day I can wear it, " stated freshman Tim Sannito. Freshman Brian Preslin shared similar views. " You don ' t really go out for a sport to be on JV, but sometimes if you don ' t make it right away, you just have to work all the harder to make varsity. " Several younger athletes understand the advantage of being on Junior Varsity and gaining the extra experience before becoming varsity players. " I worked really hard all year, " Tim explained. " I feel that since I am a freshman, by the time I ' m a junior or a senior, I ' ll be ex- perienced enough to be a tough varsity man. " As JV players took their place on the bench and playing area, there could have been hidden beneath those sweats another number 17 to star on the varsity team. Sports Mini-Mag 179 Lucky charms Cabbage Patch dolls, fresh gum score win Whether it was those smelly, old basketball shoes or a torn dirty uniform, some felt they needed certain items to feel lucky. Superstitions proved to be a nonsense to some people, but to others who believed in them, these lucky charms were needed. " I don ' t know why I needed a fresh piece of gum before every basketball game, but I wasn ' t going to stop chewing to find out if it worked or not, ' ' stated junior Lewis Hansen. Sometimes the smelly, beaten up uniform with half ripped off number helped. According to ju- nior Kevin Lasky his soccer uni- form helped him play his best. " I wore the same old uniform for ev- ery game. It helped me prevent the opponent from scoring goals. " An old pair of shoes and familiar partner helped senior Steve Schoenberg feel lucky during football games. " I had really beat- en up shoes that I wore in every game. I also stretched out with the same partner. " The Girls ' Gymnastic team was also superstitious. " If we didn ' t have our special leotard, there was our Cabbage Patch Doll to depend on, " stated junior Kristin Keen. An ordinary pair of socks was good for senior Dan Soltis during basketball games. " I usually wore the same socks every game; they gave me the help I needed. " So, whether it was a " lucky " mascot, shoes or uniform, some athletes found they needed more than just talent to play a sport. Magic number 33 has been on senior Dave Cerajewski ' s back for four years to bring him the luck needed during football games. This luck earned him Defensive Back season honors. A name is a name is a name . . . Designers take to courts Even a young child knew what it meant to have the " right " gear. Wheth- er it was the newness, design, high price, or being the " impossible to get " item, they knew that they had to have a certain item, such as Cabbage Patch ear- muffs. Even today, the lure of the status item still lives, and sportswear is no excep- tion. " Some people seem to always have a brand name on everything they wear and use, " said senior Carol Beckman. Whether it was Jane Fonda aerobic wear or Nike leather basketball shoes, brand names were found in all sports. Even though there were brand names in every sport, some felt that status wasn ' t another word for performance. " It is not your sportswear that has the talent, it ' s you yourself. " said junior Rich Gardner. Others felt that there was better qual- ity in brand name products. " You get more quality and long lasting wear with brand names, " remarked freshman An- thony Grady. In the long run when thinking about a new pair of shoes, take a look at the brand names and a good look at what ' s in and if it ' s worth it. 180 Time In Mind Games: Sports SAT’s Mental conditioning tests attitude, physical stamina Sitting in the locker room he stared off into space, thinking of the game ' s plays and recalling the coach ' s lecture before he went out to face his opponent. Not only did one have to be in top physical condition, but he also had to be mentally prepared. " I think of all the plays we had and tried not to get nervous, " stated senior Steve Paris, basketball play- er. " On occasions I sat in the lock- er room and just thought of what kind of shots I needed to prac- tice. " The mental aspect of a game re- quired much concentration, as well as the need to get psyched up. " I got together with my part- ners on the Gymnastics team, and we assured each other before our routines, " remarked junior An- drea Petrovich. Athletes found different ways to get mentally prepared. " I tried to go back and think of all the skills I learned, " explained junior Kim Palmer, " Also I thought what the next practice was going to be like if we lost our volleyball match. " Senior Joan Kiernan found an- other alternative. " Our volleyball team did a dance to different songs and we got the team ready to play. It not only let off some steam that might have been on our shoulders, but it also helped us get ready to play. " " Being in mental condition should have been on every ath- lete ' s schedule, " junior Tim Carl- son explained. " I always sat on the bench right before a basketball game and thought of what shots I could do and those I could not do well. " When the athlete stared off into space and appeared to be meditat- ing in the locker room, he was just mentally testing his skills on the SAT ' s of competition. Lost in thought while planning her next defensive move, junior Patty Hittle anx- iously waits for her opponent to serve the ball. Revenging rivals More than just an ordinary game " If you lose to your rival, you end up asking yourself questions about what went wrong. Then you have to wait a year to get even, " said junior Steve Grim. " You always feel bad when you lose, but if you fall to your rival the loss, seems so much worse, " stated senior Missy Bretz. " It ' s more than another game. " Even though a loss to win counted the same playing a rival to just any other team, losing to a rival meant a lot more than just a mark in the " L " column. It meant wait until next year for revenge. Showing their team spirit, the football team starts their adrenalin flowing before they take on their rival Highland. The Mustangs prevailed with 14-3 victory. While every game during a sport sea- son was important, there always seemed to have been one which was more looked forward to than the rest. It was against the rival. Whether it was Highland in football or Bishop Noll in swimming, the motive was always the same— to win. One of the main reasons for the de- sire to beat a rival was because if the home team didn ' t win they would have to wait until next year for revenge. Sports Mini-Mag 181 Monkeying around during second hour. Biology teacher Mr. John Edington re- ceives a special 50th birthday present from his thoughtful wife. The gorilla, from Ruth ' s Rainbow, brought him balloons and also sang a celebration song. Tough acts to follow in the spirit cate- gory are the juniors, who held the Spirit Award for two years straight. However, they fell second to the Sophomore Class during the Homecoming pep rally. Nevertheless, juniors Michelle Vanderhook and Kristine Halas had no trouble keeping the faith. face to face, 1320 distinct e halls, adding flavor to the student body with fluorescent sweatshirts, spiked hair, painted faces, Forenza sweaters, and fingerless gloves. Beneath these exteriors lurked leaders, athletes, intellects, and commoners. — - ' 182 Personalities Division William Acheson Jay Adams: Drama Club 1-4, Musicals 1-4, DECA 3-4, (VP 4). Wen Dee Adams: AFS 1-3, Spanish Club 2, Flag Corps 2, Speech Team 1-4, NFL 3- 4, Choir 1-4, Ensembles 3-4. Mark Vincent Almase: Crier 3-4, Tennis 1- 3, Ensembles 4. Anthony Christopher Andello: Choir 1- 4, Ensembles 3-4, Soccer 2-4, Lettermen 2- 4. Robert N. Appelsies: Drama Club 1-4, Stu. Gov ' t 2, DECA 3-4. Tiffany Arcella: Boys ' Swim Team man- ager 1, Field Trip Club 2, Swimming GTO 1-3, (pres. 3), Crier 3-4. Mark Artim Melissa Marie Bados: French Club 1-4, (sec. 4), NHS 3-4, Quill and Scroll 3-4, Paragon 3-4, (Copy Editor 4), Stu. Gov ' t 1- 2, Wrestling GTO 2-3. Janis Baffa Jo Anne Bame: CEC 1, Drama Club 1, NHS 3-4, Speech and Debate 1-4, Crier 2 4, German Club 2-4, (asst, director 3). Michelle Barber Tamara Lyn Bard: Crier 3-4. Deena Barrera Todd Anthony Battista Eric Beatty Jamie Lee Beck: Volleyball 1-4, Basketball 1-3, Softball 3, Letterwomen ' s Club 3-4, (VP-4). Carol Beckman Lisa Marie Bello: Student Council 1- 2, CEC 3-4, Crier 3-4, Quill and Scroll 3-4, NHS 3-4, Drama 2-3. Tad Robert Benoit: Soccer 2-4, (capt. 4). Jennifer Bischoff: French Club 1-4, Ger- man Club 3-4, Drama Club 4, AFS 1-4, Crier 4, Field Trip Club 3. Randall William Blackford: Track 1-4, Wrestling 3, Paragon Photographer 3-4, Crier Photographer 3, CEC 4, NHS 3-4, Student Council 2-3, French Club 4, Let- termen 2,4, Boys ' State 3, Environmental Science Project 3-4. Barbara JK. Blaesing: Spanish Club 1-2, Pep Club 1, Field Trip Club 1, Swimming GTO 2, Crier and Paragon Photographer 4. Rick Blaney Frank Bossi Walter Brasich Sheila Colleen Brackett: Flag Corps 2-4, (capt. 4), Track 3-4. Martin Brauer Gregg Brazel Melissa B. Bretz: Track 1-2, Softball 3-4, (capt. 3), Letterwomen 1-4, Volleyball 1-4, (capt. 4), Basketball 1-2. | o A Seniors 104 Acheson-Bretz Tell us what you think i December 4, 1984: Trigonometry — page 108, 10-20; Government— write bill; World Literature — Read King Lear; Economics — quiz; Sociology — read book. This is only a senior sample of one night ' s homework, but if you multiply it by 5 nights a week, 4 weeks a month, 9 months a year, this turns into a major headache. Students seem to put off the task of studying until certain signs are shown. When these signs appear you know its time to study. " You know it ' s time to study when . . . . . . " the number of deficiencies equals the number of classes you have. " — Mirko Marich . . . " you can ' t remember the last time you studied. " — Randy Bryant . . . " you receive an F- on the comp you wrote. " — Dave Steiner . . . " you finally realized it is your sen- ior year and you have to come back for another. " — Tim Risden . . . " you start to look at college appli- cations. " —Dee Dee Dinga . . . " you receive a failure notice in study hall. " —Dawn Gibbs . . . " you have one period before a test and you have not even looked at your books. " —Jim Girogio . . . " you just net two 55 per cents in a row in A.P. Chemistry. " —David Rozmanich . . . " the college you want to go to asks for a copy of your report card to see if your grades qualify you for admission. " — Chris Camino . . . " your grades begin to fall. " —Wendy Hembling . . . " it ' s the last test of the semester and you need 100% to pass. " — Steve Meyer . . . " all your grades are the forth letter from the beginning of the alphabet. " —John Brozovich . . . " the work you handed in today was due last week. " —Tom Leask . . . " you see straight F ' s on your report card. " — Mike Wolfe D I reparing for a test next hour, senior Perry Man- ous studies in the library during lunch. Most stu- dents took advantage of the library for quiet study. “ssc. ' sjr sr. b . • ft Definition of a bad day: alarm does not go off until 7:30 a.m., no soap or shampoo in the shower, arriving at the school 20 minutes late with wet hair (no time to blow dry it), and realizing that the 12 paragraph theme due today is at home. All of these events put together are just some signals that the rest of the day won ' t go very well. " You know it ' s going to be one of those days when ... " . . . " you get into the shower with your pajamas still on. " —Susie Patlyek . . . " you get up to get ready for school on a Saturday. " —John Higgins . . . " you are the last one to get in the shower, and only cold water is left. " — WenDee Adams . . . " you remember Monday all of the tests that you forgot to study for. " —Lee Gomez . . . " your mother forgets to wash your clothes the night before. " —Christine Johnson . . . " you don ' t have any clean under- wear in your drawer. " —John Brosovic . . . " you plug in your curling iron and the circuit breaker blows. " — Carol Beckman . . . " you ' re backing out of the drive- way and forget to put the garage door up " — Dave Urbanski . . . " someone calls at 6 a.m. on a Satur- day morning and wakes you up. " — Kim Daros . . . " you forget to bring your towel to the shower with you. " — Jay Grunwald . . . " your mom yells at you before even saying ' Good Morning ' . " — Tom Gainer . . . " you get in the shower and realize there is no soap or shampoo left. " — Randy Bryant K; kicking the car in desperation, senior Rick Blaney attempts to open his locked car door. Un- knowingly, he had locked the door when the car was still running. . . . " you have to scrape three inches of ice off your car windows. " — Dave Shimala . . . " you get up at 5:45 for morning practice, only to discover there isn ' t any! " —Laura Szakacs . . . " you forgot about your govern- ment test first hour. " —Jill Janott . . . " you have morning practice and forget your clothes at home. " —Sally Miller . . . " you go to your locker and find your leather jacket has been ripped off. " — Jeff Freeman . . . " you try on five outfits and still can ' t decide what to wear. " — Stephanie Sikorski . . . " you have to take five tests out of six classes— and the other class is a study hall! " —Dave Carbonare . . . " you can ' t get your unfinished composition out of your locker and it ' s due next hour. " —Lari Goode . . . " you have Mrs. Yorke ' s literature class first hour. " —Tim Feeney . . . " you give your alarm the finger. " — David Lanman . . . " your alarm goes off an hour after school has started. " —Jill Golubiewski . . . " you lock your keys in the car- while its still running. " — Rick Blaney . . . " your car won ' t start and its below freezing outside. " — David White . . . " you go to brush your teeth and realize there is no more toothpaste. " — Kathy Wojcik 186 Seniors Branco-Cruz Chris Branco Michele Brown John Brosovic Randy Bryant: Baseball 1-3, Football 1-4, Letterman 4. Richard Buchanan Kenneth Callahan Christopher Camino Tim Canady Jill Caniga David Carbonare Stacy Carlson David Carter Amy Marie Cashman: German Club 1,4, Flag Corps. 1-4. David J. Cerajewski: Wrestling 1-4 (capt. 2-4), Baseball 1-4, Football 1-4 (capt. 4).Cheryl Jeanne Chastain: Drama Club 1-2, Crier 3-4 (Senior Asso. Writer), News Bureau (Editor-in-Chief), Swimming GTO 1, French Club 2-3, Field Trip Club 1, Pep Club 1. Sherry Chiaro Annette Christy: Track 1-2,4, Drama 1-2, AFS 1-3, Field Trip 1-4, Band 1-3, Out- doors Club 2. Rachel Chua: NHS 3-4, Swimming GTO 1-2, French Club 1-4. Jeffrey M. Clapman: Crier 3-4, Band 1-4. Tricia Culbertson Brian D. Cole Bill Colias Kelly Leigh Comstock: Cheerleading 1, Gymnastics 2. Crystal Connor Chad Patrick Conway Kristen Louise Cook: Stu. Gov ' t. 2-4 (Sec. Tres. 3-4). Angela Lynn Corona: Choir 3-4, Musical Drama 1-4, Speech Team 2, French Club 1-2, Thespians 2-4, Outdoors Club 1. Lee Anne Crawford: Drill Team 2-4, (It. 3, capt. 4), CEC 2-4, Speech Team 3, French Club 1-4, NHS 3-4. Robert Crowley Pocholo G. Cruz: Golf 2, Cross Country 4, Choir 3-4, Ensembles 4, Spanish Club 2. Seniors 1 Q " T Branco-Cruz I O ii Tell us what you thin 99 You Unow tt ' s worth it w hen After years of late nights studying, stacks of homework and hour upon hour of lectures, seniors began to reap some of the rewards of their work. However, not all of the benefits of being a senior came at once— they gradually accumulated. As seniors began to amass the rewards of their education, they came upon the re- alization that " you know it ' s worth it when ... " " I got my graduation tassle and was sized for my gown. " — Mike Lee " I was accepted to college. " Sharing his experience, senior Randy Blackford tutors junior Phil Cak on the basics of algebra. —Annette Christy " I realized I had four more months un- til graduation. " —Ilyas Mohiuddin " I realized that I had completed the courses required for graduation. " —Ron Harding " When my parents gave me a car and I could drive to school every day. " — Tony Andello " I began to look around at college campuses to decide where I wanted to go to school. " —Lynn Milan " I was given more freedom and was allowed to go out more often with my friends. " " I started counting down to the last day of school. " —Don Watson " I realized I only had one semester left. " —Crystal Connor " My parents began to trust me because I was a senior and was growing up. " — Lee Gomez " I was able to get a job and I was able to pay for anything that I wanted. " —Chuck Hanas " I was able to date more often. " —Joan Horvat " I began to go out on weeknights. " —Kim Hybiak — Aleen Walker Bill Cuban Brian Cuddington Carla S. Dahlsten: Girls ' Swimming 2-4, CRIER 3-4, Quill and Scroll 3-4. Kim Daros Chris Davlantes: Theatre 2-4, Drama Club 2-4, Thespian Society 3-4, Speech Team 2-4, National Forensic League 3-4, NHS 3-4, Track 3-4, German Club 1-3. Brian Dedelow: Basketball 1-4, Football 1-2, Baseball 1-2. Dave Delaney Diane Dickerhoff Deborah A. Dillon: Gymnastics 1-2, Vol- leyball 1-2, Cheerleading 3, CEC 1-2, 4, French Club 1-2, Paragon 3-4 Michael J. Dillon: Tennis 2, Drama 1-2, Speech and Debate 2-4, Musical 1-3, Em- sembles 3-4. Deedee Dinga: Swimming 1-4 (capt. 4), Letterwomen 1-4, Softball 3-4, Swimming GTO 1-4. Rob Dixon Jennifer Mai Durham: Cheerleading 1, Drama Club 1-2, Speech and Debate 3-4, Spanish Club 1, CRIER 3-4, Quill and Scroll 3-4. Michele Marie Dybel: Swimming 1, Dra- ma Club 2, NHS 3-4, Swimming GTO 1. John Dzurovcik Carolyn Echterling Kevin T. Ellison: Basketball 1, Golf 1, French Club 1-2, Accounting Club 4. Mona EINaggar: Crier 3-4, CEC (Class Pres.) 1-4, National Honor Society 3-4, Speech and Debate 1-3, Quill and Scroll 3-4, Valedictorian. Kelly Fajman Penny Falaschetti Edgar Farinas Kristen Faso Timothy S. Feeney: Tennis 1-3, CEC 4. Lisa Marie Ferber: Chess 1-4, Bowling 1- 2, National Honor Society 3-4, French Club 1-4, Hoosier Girls ' State 3. Greg Fijut Christopher Louis Fissinger James Richard Fitt: Scuba Club 2-4, Bowling Club 2,4, Project Biology 3. Judy Florczak Irma Frade John T. Frederick: Speech Team 1-3, Band 1-3, German Club 1-4, National Honor Society 3-4, Project Biology 3, Na- tional Merit Semi-finalist 4. Seniors Cuban-Frederick 189 ii Tell us what you thin pp You know you have seniority when . • Oh no! There is an epidemic going around the school . . . It ' s called seniori- ty. The symptoms are not wanting to come to school, not being able to come to a whole week of school without miss- ing a day, not caring about what you look like, and not getting your assignments in on time. This epidemic can be very haz- ardous to your grades and has proven to be very contagious. It only effects sen- iors, but when it hits, just watch out! “You know you have senioritis when n . . . " you have a big Government test the next day and you watch T.V. instead of study the night before. " — Allison Wenner M; larking the days until graduation, senior Kris- ten Faso crosses off another as the year proceeds. Seniors found keeping calendars was one of the many effects of senioritis. . . . " you never do your homework. " — Kira Boyle . . . " you go home and look at your books, look at your bed, and take the bed. " —Steve Paris . . . " you start thinking about the weekend on Monday. " — Amy Goldenberg . . . " you can not stay in school for a whole, long week without going home. " —Leslie Hurubean . . . " you start counting the days until it ' s graduation. " — Kristen Cook . . . " you start thinking of your second semester classes at the beginning of the year. " —Chuck Hanas . . . " you wear college sweatshirts all the time. " — Sean Hanas . . . " you know how many hours of school you have left. " —Debbie Kish . . . " you keep a calendar. " — Debbie Polis . . . " you start blowing off classes when you know you ' re accepted to your first choice college. " — Suzette Vale . . . " The snow isn ' t falling anymore, but your grades are. " — Bill Cuban . . . " you come to school half an hour late, and think that ' s early. " — Jodi Jerich . . . " you dread each new day of school. " —Kelly Comstock . . . " you find your absent more then your not absent. " —Cindy Vrlik fi B 1 1 £ i Jeff Freeman Marc Frigo Todd Fullerson Tom Fuller Scott R. Calocy Amy Karen Calvin: French Club 1-4, GTO 2, NHS 3-4, AFS 2, Stu. Gov ' t 3, Speech 3, NFL 3, Drama Club 1. Craciela Maria Gambetta: Swimming 1- 4, Swimming GTO 1-4, Accounting Club 3-4, Letterwomen 2-4, Spanish Club 2. James Allen Gauthier Dawn Christine Angela Gibbs: AFS 4, Field Trip Club 4, Outdoors Club 4. Dan Gifford Danielle Gill James Vincent Giorgio: Ski Club 3-4. Amy Glass Christine Glass Steve Goldberg: Tennis 1-4 (cap. 4), NHS 3-4, Paragon 3, Speech 1-4, CEC 3-4 (VP 4). Suzanne Golden Amy Beth Goldenberg: Speech and De- bate 1-2, Crier 3-4, Spanish Club 1-2. Jill Lenore Golubiewski: Tennis 1-4, Golf 1, Letterwomen 3-4, Field Trip Club 1, Drama Club 1. Eric Martin Gomez: NHS 3-4 (VP 4), Foot- ball 1, Ensembles 2,4, CEC 1-4 (Sec. Tres 2, Vice Pres. 3), Musical 1-4, Drama Club 2- 4. Michael Sullivan Gonzales: Swimming 1- 4 (cap. 4). Lari Goode: Cheerleading 1, Gymnastics 1-4 (cap. 4), Softball 2, Diving 2, Speech 4. Geoffrey R. Gootee: Wrestling 3, Bowl- ing 2,4. Brian Gregor: DECA. Gail Ann Gronek Kevin Grskovich: Football 1-2. Jay T. Grunewaid: Football 1, Tennis 2, Soccer 1-4, Basketball 1-4, Accounting Club 4, Lettermen 1-4. Laura Gualandi Brad Haizlip Charles Anthony Hanas: Baseball 3-4. Sean E. Hanas: Baseball 3-4. Seniors Freeman-Hanas 191 Tell us what Going to school, working and doing five hours of homework all in one day could make Superman tired. But when a 17 or 18 year old student must do this, life becomes a pain. Some seniors found them- selves with these hectic daily schedules. They realized that some breaks were needed during their busy days to help revive their weary bodies and brains. “You know you need a break when ... " . . . “you lose your pen and find it in your hand. " — Bill Colias . . . “the amount of homework you have exceeds the time you have to do it. " —Greg Lorenzi . . . “you sit down to watch Road Runner on T.V. " — Dave Urbanski . . . " you get really tired of what you think v 0 u know you a break when you ' re doing. " — Rick Loomis . . . " you carry on an intelligent conversation with your goldfish. " —Jill Janott . . . " school becomes a daily rit- ual. Your teachers turn into card- board, and you walk to all of your classes blindfolded without miss- ing a step. " —Chris Branco . . . " you sit down to start study- ing and you can ' t keep your mind on your work. " —Chris Glass . . . " you take your last hour books to your first hour class. " — Jayme Sickles . . . " you start doing Calculus problems in your sleep. " — Wen Dee Adams . . . " you can ' t wait for the bell to ring to get out of school for the day. " —Perry Manous . . . " you start falling asleep on your books. " — Michelle Novak . . . " there ' s too much pres- sure. " — Tony Andello . . . " you bring your report card home and your dad kicks you out of the house. " — Lari Goode . . . " you have to stay in both Friday and Saturday nights to study. " — Tim Feeney . . . " you have writer ' s cramp from writing a 5-paragraph theme. " —Christine Johnson I rustrated by the days events, senior Jill Janott shows her need for a break by re- sorting to a talk with her favorite goldfish. 192 Seniors Hand-Kazmer Karl E. Hand: Football 1, Soccer 2, Crier 4. Ron Harding Marnye Harr Jennifer R. Harrison: Student Council 1- 2, CEC 3-4, Tennis 3-4, Spanish Club 2-3, AFS 4, I.U. Honors 3, NHS 3-4. Kelly A. Hayden: Wrestling GTO 2-4, Swimming CTO 2-4, AFS 2-4, (Sec. 4), Field Trip Club 3-4, Track CTO 2, COE 4. Mike Hecht Wendy Hembling Darcy Herakovich: Tennis 1, Track 2, Softball 3-4, Coif 2-4, Paragon 3-4, Quill and Scroll 3-4, Letterwomen 3-4. Lisa Hernandez William James Heuer: Tennis 1-4, NHS 4, Track 3-4, Lettermen 2-4. John James Higgins: Wrestling 1, Football 1-4, Soccer 2-4, Ensembles 3-4, Mixed Ensembles 4, Choir 1-4. David Richard Holler Joan Marie Horvat: Student Government 1-4 (Pres. 4), Track CTO 1-3, Spanish Club 2, Cheerleading 2 (capt.), Drama Club 3-4, Band 1-3. Pamela L. Hosey Sherri Howerton Leslie Ann Hurubean Kim Hybiak Chris Ignas Kim Ingram Jonathan A. Irk: Drama Club 1-2, Choir 1-4, Swimming 1-2, Football 3-4, Letter- men 2-4, Music 1-4. John Jacaczko Michelle Carley Jacobo: Paragon 3-4, Managing Editor 4, Spanish Club 1-3, (pres. 3), Quill and Scroll 3-4. Cheryl Jancosek Jill Janott: Diving 2-4, Letterwoman 3-4, Track Manager 3-4, Swimming CTO 1-4 (Pres. 4). Laura Ann Janusonis: Tennis 1-4(Capt. 3), Student Government 1-2, Letterwomen 1-4 (Pres. 4), Spanish Club 2, Royalty 1, Cheerleading 1. Deanne Jemenko John Jepsen Jodi Ann Jerich: Student Government 1- 3, Tennis 1-2, NHS, Softball 3-4, Drama Club 1,4, Musical 2,4, Ensembles 3-4, Spanish Club 1-2, Letterwomen 3-4. Christine Elizabeth Johnson: Student Council 1-2, CEC 3, Golf 2-4 (capt. 4), French Club 1-2 Letterwomen 3-4. Trisha M. Jostes: Drill Team 2-4 (capt. 4), Spanish Club 2. Curtis Jurgenson Jeffrey A. Kaegebein Becky Kaegebein Greg Kain Mara Kalnins Scott Kazmer Seniors «|n ] Hand-Kazmer I y 5 ii Tell us what you thin 99 Vi bus VoiOMV y° u ' ted when • Caught in the act, caught red- handed, nailed, wasted, nabbed, left with no way out. No matter how it was phrased, it came down to one thing— being busted. Many ways existed to express this fact. But no matter how it was said, it always meant the same thing. Trouble was right around the cor- ner! " You know you ' re busted when n . . . " you come home and your mom ' s holding your deficiency. " —Kathy Wojcik . . . " when you come home and your eyes are blood shot Friday night, and your parents are waiting up for you. " — Mark Almase . . . " when you walk in the front door and the first thing you hear is ' where have you been? " ' — Chuck Hanas . . . " you see the police lights flashing behind you, and you ' re the only one on the street. " —Allison Wenner . . . " you throw a snowball and it hits Dr. Marshak. " —Randy Bryant . . . " you cheat on your boy- friend and he sees you. " —Kira Boyle . . . " you turn in your test and your teacher throws it away. " —Steve Schoenberg . . . " you study until 3 a.m. for a final first hour, and you over- sleep. " — Jennifer Durham . . . " you go out for lunch and Dr. Marshak is waiting for you at the door. " — Kristen Faso . . . " your mom uses your full name. " — Kathy Sublett . . . " your parents come home from vacation two days early. " —Amy Goldenberg . . . " Dr. Marshak sees you throw away the dishes from lunch. " —Dave White . . . " you fall asleep in govern- ment class. " —Jill Janott Jetting caught in the act, senior Karl Hand receives a speeding ticket from po- liceman John Tsolakos. A speeding ticket cost the first time offender $30 as a conse- quence of " being busted. " 194 Seniors Kennedy-Luna Kimberly Lynn Kennedy: Flag Corps 2-4, Spanish Club 2, Bowling Club 4. Chari Keilman Caroline S. Kim: Drama Club 2-4; NHS 3- 4 (treas. 4); AFS 2-4; Musical 1-2; Orches- tra 1-2; National Merit Semi-finalist 4. Joan Kiernan Sharon Kiser: Band 1-4. Debra J. Kish: Choir 1-4; Ensemble 2-4. Kim Kocal Laura Koch Cannon Koo Jennifer Beth Kopas: Cheerleader 2; Paragon 3-4. Jacqueline Sue Korellis: Paragon 3; Quill and Scroll 3-4. Marcelle P. Kott: Speech and Debate 1- 2; Paragon 3-4; Tennis 1-2; French Club 3-4; Spanish Club 1. Mary Kottaras George Kounelis: Baseball 2-3; Basketball 1 - 2 . Diane Kovacich James Edward Kritzer Carl Krumrei: Football 1-4; Baseball 1-4; NHS 3-4. Jeff Kucer: Basketball 3. Kevin A. Kurz: Basketball 3-4. Andrew Lambert: Football 1-4; Track 1-4; Basketball 1-2; Letterman 1-4. Marcy Lang: Track 1-2; Ensemble 2-4; Spanish Club 1-2. Sandy Langford David Marshall Lanman: Football 1; Track 2-4; Chess Club 4; Math Team 3; CEC 2; Student Government 3-4. Melissa J. Lawson: Paragon 4. Tom Leask Edmond Lee: Bowling Club 2; Marching Band 1. Micheal Lee: Football 2-4. Mike Leeney Rachel Lesniak James Levan Maria Liakopulos Tom Lobanc Rick Loomis Greg Lorenzi Eric Luksich Antonio Luna Seniors Kennedy-Luna 195 Tell us what you think vou know y°«’ tc an °d«U when • • Gleaming with excitement, the youth watched as the lady at the ticket booth punched out one adult ticket. It cost him $4.50, but he didn ' t care. He was only 15 and he had just gotten admitted to his first R-rated movie! Now he really felt grown up! Some people had different views of what adulthood was like, When does a person know he ' s no longer a child or teenager? " You know you ' re an adult when . . . . . . " you have more chest hairs than you can count. " —Chris Scott . . . " you can get your own credit card. " —Rick Blaney . . . " your parents move out and let you live by yourself. " — Frank Bossi . . . " your parents trust you and give you more privileges. " —Maria Liakopoulos . . . " you can save up enough money to buy your own car. " —Steve Paris Q Sneaking in at 2 in the morning may be trouble for a lot of teens; however, for senior Tammy Bard there is no problem. As a sign of being an adult her parents have left her with an open curfew. . . . " you ' re old enough to move out. " — Bill Cuban . . . " you can pick out your own clothes. " —Debbie Kish . . . " you ' re mistaken for your mother ' s sister! " —Stephanie Sikorski . . . " you can vote. " —Chris Camino . . . " your parents let you go away for the weekend without asking where you are going. " — Lee Gomez . . . " you control all your money. " —Tim Feeney . . . " you don ' t have a curfew. " — Bob Crowley . . . " you don ' t have to stay with Grandma anymore when your parents go away. " —Dave Urbanski . . . " you can drive by yourself in downtown Chicago. " —Perry Manous . . . " your mom lets you have the car to go to Michigan. " — Lari Goode . . . " you don ' t get in trouble for com- ing home at 2:00 in the morning. " — Tammy Bard tmm Mark Macenski Deborah L. Magrames Tim Maloney Kevin R. Mann: Football 1-4; Letterman 1-4; Soccer 1-4. Perry L. Manous: Baseball 1-4 (Capt. 4); Letterman 2-4; NHS 3-4. Andrew F. Mansueto: Soccer 2-3. Mirko Marich Dale Matasoesky Tim Mateja Eric Matthews 196 Macenski-Nimmer Seniors Michelle Sarette Matthews: Pep Club 1; Choir 1; Volleyball 1; Gymnastics 1; Band 2- 3; Field Trip Club 2-4; Tennis 1. Marci L. May Scott Patrick McGregor: French Club 1- 4; AFS (vice-pres. 4); Drama Club 1-3. Laura Marie McQuade: Spanish Club 1; Pep Club 1-2; NHS 3-4; Accounting Club 3- 4; AFS 3-4. Amy Lee Meagher: CEC 2; GTO 2; Flag Corps 3-4; Spanish Club 2. Dawn Medlin Georgia Megremis Nick Meier Christine L. Metz: French Club 1-3; DECA 3. Sharon Metz: Band 1-4; German Club 1; AFS 2-4; Musical 1-2. Dawn Michelle Meyer: Crier 3-4 (News Editor 4); News Bureau 3 (Editor-in- Chief); Spanish Club 2; Swimming GTO 2; Pep Club; Field Trip Club. Susan Michel Kristen Miga Steve Mikrut Lynn Marie Milan: AFS 1-4; Spanish Club 2-3; CEC 3; NHS 3-4; Field Trip Club 3-4. Michele Military Ann Jeannette Miller: Volleyball 1-3; Track 1,3; Letterwoman 3-4; Student Council 3; French Club 1-2; Paragon 3-4. Sally S. Miller: Swimming 2-4 (PHD); Swimming GTO 1-4; Letterwoman 3-4. John Misch Lisa Mitchell: Student Council 2-4; Small Ensemble 2-4; Crier 3-4; NHS 3-4; Quill and Scroll 3-4. Andy Mitrakis Ilyas M. Mohiuddin: Accounting Club 3; Spanish Club 3. Margaret Rose Morgan: NHS 3-4; AFS 2- 4; Field Trip Club 2-4; Swimming GTO 2- 4; Wrestling GTO 2-3; Track GTO 2; French Club 2-4. Brian Morrow Ron Muller: Football 1; Track 2; Deca 4. Sherrill Murad Steve Myers Takashi Nakamura Julie Nelson Don Nimmer 197 Seniors Macenski-Nimmer Tell us what you think Jw»»« • “ ' • ■ It was Friday at 6:30 p.m the telephone rang. “Hello, Debbi? " “Hi Lisa. What are you doing to- night? " “I don ' t know. " “Well, I got an " A " on a test to- day, so I ' m going to celebrate! Want to join me? " " Sure. " This was the typical conversa- tion for many seniors looking for reasons to celebrate. Passing a test, or even just the thought of graduation coming were some of the excuses seniors used to celebrate. " You know it ' s time to celebrate when ... " . . . " you finally have a diploma )verwhelmed with joy, senior Chris- tine Johnson eagerly reads the acceptance letter from South Carolina. Now she knows its time to celebrate. in your hand. " —Andy Mansueto . . . " your girlfriend tel ls you that she loves you. " —Rich Buchanan . . . " Mr. Pollingue decides not to give homework. " —Chuck Hanas . . . " you ' ve completed all of your final exams. " —Jim Schreiner . . . " one of your friend ' s par- ents go on vacation. " —Mike Watson . . . " you graduate mid-term. " —Greg Psaros . . . " Dairy Queen re-opens. " — Rick Blaney . . . " the clock reads 2:45 p.m. " —Cannon Koo . . . " you get out of Munster. " —Mark Artim . . . " the week end starts. " — Ron Harding . . . " you ' ve been accepted to your first choice college. " —Christine Johnson . . . " you stay in Ft. Lauderdale during Spring Break. " —Tom Fuller . . . " you get out of school on Friday and realize you don ' t have to return until Monday. " —Jamie Beck . . . " you have achieved your highest goal. " — Tim Rogan . . . " the basketball team finally wins a game. " —Chris Camino . . . " it ' s the first day of any vaca- tion. " — Stephanie Sikorski . . . " you pass government. " —Carla Dahlsten . . . " your still living at the end of the day. " —Tad Taylor ' 1 ' l George Nisiewicz Michelle Novak Tammy Ochstein: Speech and Debate 2; Spanish Club 2; Paragon 3-4; French Club 4. Jacqueline Ostrowski John Owen Suzanne Page: Cheerleading 1-2 (Capt. 2); CEC 1-3; Speech 1-2. Micheal Panfile: Tennis 4. Steven Patrick Paris: Football 1-4; Base- ball 1-4; Track 3-4; Letterman 2-4. Mike Passales Susan Patlyek Elizabeth A. Pavelka: Student Govern- ment 3; French Club 1-3; Choir 2-4. Carolyn Pavich Lisa Ann Pavlovich: Cheerleading 2; French Club 1-3; NHS 3-4. Curtis Payne: DECA 3-4 (Pres. 4); Football 1 . Brian Wright Pazera: Bowling Club 1-4; Football 1-2; French Club 1. Sabine Peterson: Swimming GTO 4, Swimming 4; Wrestling GTO 4. Sandy Petrashevich: Drama Club 1. Kurt Pfister Michelle Pitts Deborah Polis: Cheerleading 1; Wres- tling GTO 2. Matthew Proudfoot: Track 1-2; Letter- man 1; Band 1-4; Speech 3-4; Bowling Club 1-4. Teresa Przybysz: AFS 2-4; Drama Club 1; Flag Corps 3-4; Field Trip Club 3-4. Greg Psaros Ray Pudlo Chris Puls Barbara Ramirez Kenneth W. Reed: Football 1-2; Swim- ming 1-4. Kenneth Reister Jennifer L. Richwine: Ensembles 2-4; French Club 1-2; Choir 1-4; Student Council 3-4; GTO 1; Project Biology 4. Margaret Ann Rippey: Swimming GTO 1; French Club 1; Drama Club 1; Choir 3- 4; Student Government 3-4. Brett Wayne Robbins: Football 1; Cross Country 2-4 (Capt. 3-4); Track 1-4 (Capt. 2-4); Letterman 1-4; NHS 3-4. Michelle Joanne Robbins: Crier 3-4; Choir 1-4; Field Trip Club 1; Swimming GTO 2; Powder Puff 3; Pep Club 1. Wendi Robinson Timothy Micheal Rogan: Football 1-3; Wrestling 1-3. Steven Roh Shari Elaine Romar: Field Trip Club 3-4; Paragon 3-4; AFS 2-4. Seniors q q Nisiewicz-Romar I- - Tell us what you think •4. time to lose Vou . • • Could you laugh at fat jokes? Stand on the scale with your eyes open? Find the newest bathing suits in your size? Even if yes was the answer to these questions, they did apply to others. Indi- cations existed to suggest to a person that the time was right to go on a diet. " You know it ' s time to lose weight when ... " . . . " your clothes seem to be shrink- ing. " — Annette Christy . . . " you are afraid to step on the scale because it goes up every time. " — Nick Meier . . . " your friends are politely hinting that you ' ve been gaining weight. " — Joan Horvat . . . " you are embarrassed to wear shorts in public. " —Dale Matasovsky . . . " you don ' t buy clothes because you would have to buy a bigger size. " — Mark Vranich . . . " all your friends start calling you hile friends take advantage of lunchtime to satisfy their hunger, senior Brett Robbins sacrifices his meal to keep in shape for track. cute little nicknames like ' chubby ' . " — Lari Goode . . . " you ' re the only person who can ' t find a date to a dance. " — Meg Morgan . . . " you literally roll down the stairs. " — Joan Kiernan . . . " you don ' t want to wear your bath- ing suit to the beach. " — Lynn Milan . . . " you start wearing baggy clothes to hide your figure. " —Tina Callahan . . . " you tell your parents that you are growing up and they say that you are growing out. " — WenDee Adams . . . " you go to a restaurant and order the largest dinner on the menu and you ' re still hungry. " — Suzette Vale . . . " you have to buy all your clothes in a big men ' s store. " — Donald Nimmer . . . " you go to an all-you-can eat diner and the manager asks you to leave. " —Alex Tosiou . . . " you have to unbutton your pants at the dinner table. " — Kathy Wojcik Nureya Rosales Virginia Rosenfeldt Dana Roth Jennifer Rouse Bob Rovai David S. Rozmanich: Golf Team 1-4. Julie Rose Rubino: Choir 3; Field Trip Club 3-4; Paragon 3-4; German Club 1-2; Speech 3-4; AFS 2-4; GTS 3-4. Rachel Rueth Michael Anthony Rzonca: Baseball 1; Football 1-3; Track 2-4; Drama Club 1-2; Letterman 3-4. Michelle Saklaczynski cj A A Seniors AvU Rosales-Thomas Randi Schatz: Paragon 3-4; Drama Club 2; Quill and Scroll 3-4. Steven Michael Schoenberg: Football 1- 4; Wrestling 1; Track 1-2; Accounting Club 3-4. Jim Schreiner: Basketball 1-2; Ensembles 2- 3. Chris Scott Cindy Seehausen Sashi Sekhar: Drama Club 1-3; Thespian 3- 4; NHS 3-4; French Club 1-4; Speech and Debate 4; AFS 3-4. Michael Serrano Holly Baker Sherman: AFS 3-4; Paragon 3-4; Speech and Debate 2-4; Spanish Club 2; Student Government 1; Swimming 1-2; GTO 2; Crier 3-4. David Michael Shimala: Football 1-2; Track 3; Ski Club 3; Concert Choir 3-4; Spanish Club 1-2; Project Biology 4. Mary Siavelis Jayme Diane Sickles: Choir 2-4. Anita Marie Sidor: Volleyball 1-4; Field Trip Club 1; Student Govt. 1; Musical 4; NHS 3-4; Ensembles 2-4; Softball 3. Stephanie Odett Sikorski Mary Claire Smogolecki: AFS 3-4; Musi- cal 4; Ensembles 2-4; Choir 1-4; Field Trip Club 1-4; French Club 2-4; Debate 1. Catherine Diane Somenzi: Gymnastics 1-2; Swimming 2-4; GTO 2-3; Letterwo- men 2-4. Daniel N. Sorak: Track 3-4; Cross Coun- try 4; Paragon 4; Crier 3-4. Dan Soltis Gary Sonner David Steiner Nancy Stevens Debbie Strange Nick Struss Katherine Chandler Sublett; Golf 2-4; Choir 2-4. Laura Szakacs David Michael Szala: Drama Club 2-4; Thespian 3-4; Orchestra 1-2; NHS 3-4. Gwen Tafel Constantinos Peter Takles: French Club 1-4; Project Biology 3; NHS 3-4. Tad M. Taylor: Cross Country 1,3-4; Track 3-4; Soccer 1; Lettermen 3-4. Roberta Terranova Amy J. Thomas: Basketball 1-2; French Club 1-4; Spanish Club 2-4; Paragon 3-4; Ski Club 3. Seniors Rosales-Thomas John Tobin Alexander Steve Tosiou: Speech and De- bate 1-2; Spanish Club 2-3; Golf Team 1- 4. Matthew Travis Joanne Trgovcich: Swimming 1; Basket- ball 1; Drama Club 2; Project Biology 4. Angelo Tsakopoulos Dina Tsakopoulos Bradley S. Tyrrell: Swimming 1-4; Band 1-2; Lettermen 2-4; French Club 1. David W. Patrick Urbanski: NHS 3-4; En- sembles 2-4; Musical 1-2; Baseball 1-4; Football 1-4 (Capt., All State 4). Suzette Rene Vale: Drill Team 1-4; Track 3; Choir 2-3. Wendy Vance: Drill Team 3; Paragon 4. Nick Vlasich: Football 1. Jeff Volk Mark Vranich Cynthia Marie Virlik: Gymnastics 1. Deanne N. Wachel: Student Govern- ment 1-3; French Club 1-4 (Treas. 4); Para- gon 3-4 (Layout Editor 3, Editor-in-Chief 4); NHS 3-4; Quill and Scroll 3-4; AFS 2-3; Softball 3-4; Letterwomen 3-4. Paul Waisnora: Football 1; Football Man- ager 2-3; Football Student Trainer 4. Kenneth J. Walczak: Cross Country 4; Lettermen 4; Paragon 3-4 (Head Photog- rapher 4); Crier 3-4. Aleen Walker Kim Walker Don Watson Michael Elwood Watson: Football 1-4; Ensembles 1-4; Musical 1-4; Wrestling 1- 3. Allison Wenner David C. White Jackie Wicinski Todd C. Williams: Wrestling 1-4; Cross Country 4; Track 4; Paragon 4. Susan A. Wilson: French Club 1-3; AFS 1- 4; Paragon 3-4. Jeff W. Witham: Swimming 1-4; Letter- men 2-4; DECA 4. Kathleen Marie Wojcik: Volleyball 1-3; Cheerleading 3-4 (captain 4); French Club 1-2; Student Council 1,2,4; CEC 3; Field Trip Club 1; Letterwomen 3-4. Mike Wolfe Pamela Sue Wood: Flags 1-4. Dawn Carol Wrona: Volleyball 1-4; Bas- ketball 1-4 (captain 4); Softball 3-4 (cap- tain 3); Letterwomen 3-4; NHS 3-4. Nancy June Yang: Track 1-2; Golf 2-4; Letterwomen 2-4; Drama Club 1-4; Thes- pians 2-4; CEC 2-4 (Sec. Treas. 3-4); NHS 3-4 (Sec. 4); French Club 1-4; AFS 1-4 (vice-pres. 3); Math Club 1-4; Outdoor Club 1; Accounting Club 3-4. Bridget Yekel Jeffrey Alan Zawada: Speech Team 1; Math Team 1-4; Spanish Club 2-3; NHS 3- 4 (pres. 4); CEC 4, Salutatorian. Robert Zemaitis Linda Ann Zondor: Paragon 4; French Club 1-2; Royalty 2, 4; Crier 4. 202 Seniors Tobin-Zondor Tell us what you think You to leave Vn o » ' time | 1 when - I Drawn by white horses, a splen- did coach pulled up in front of the Royal Palace. Tonight was the An- nual Ball. Inside the carriage a nervous and excited girl was dressed in pink chiffon and glass slippers. Her name — Cinderella. As she left the carriage and entered the palace, she caught sight of Prince Charm- ing. He saw her and asked her to dance. They spent the rest of the dances together — inseparable. At the stroke of midnight, Cinderella ran from the Prince and back to her carriage. Her time of fun had ended. The magic spell was broken. Just as Cinderella knew it was time for her to leave at midnight, students also knew when it was time for them to leave homes, par- ties, and even swim practices. " You know it ' s time to leave when ... " . . . " your parents make you pay room and board. " — Bob Zemaitis . . . " your parents come home 3 days early from vacation and you have 100 kids in the house. " —Sally Miller . . . " it ' s time for you to go home to make curfew. " —Mary Siavelas . . . " coach says ' Put on your cap and goggles and get started. " — Deedee Dinga . . . " mom brings out the vacumn cleaner. " — Marcy Lang . . . " you walk into a room and everyone stops talking. " — Dave Steiner . . . " your boyfriend finds you with another guy. " — Laura Szakacs . . . " you ' re at someone ' s house and they keep looking at their watch. " — Kim Walker . . . " your dog has an accident in your bed. " —John Brozovic Surprised at finding more than just her child at home, mother faints when she ar- rives home early from a trip. The kids were also startled and knew that it was time for them to leave. Seniors Tobin-Zondor 204 Tricia Abbott Bob Amar Lisa Arlen Amy Atwood Jennifer Auburn Mary Ann Babij Gina Bacino Larry Backe Tammy Baker Kim Baran Glenn Barath Roger Barber Dawn Bartok Jeff Beck Carolyn Beiriger Jason Bischoff Beth Bittner Steve Blackmun Scott Blanco James Boderfeld John Boege Larry Boege Chris Bohling Craig Bomberger Connie Boyden Marie Bradley Jennifer Brennan John Breuker Phil Cak Peter Cala Julie Calvert Rob Cantu Emiko Cardenas Bill Carlson Tim Carlson Lynne Carter Mike Cha Steven Checroun Charles Chen Cathleen Chevigny Greg Chip Louis Chronowski Andy Cleland Rich Colbert Marty Collins Kerrilyn Condon Mike Costello Kerri Crist Cindy Crosby Jerry Cueller Laura Davis Rich Davis Ron Davis Tim Dayney Scott Deboer Tom Dernulc Sean Diamond Brian Dillon Dawn Dryjanski Jennifer Dye Jessica Efron Jason Egnatz Casey Elish Juniors Abbott-George Tell us what you think How would you spend HO a million dollars Candy apple red with black pin striping and a black leather interior. Power win- dows, automatic door locks, power steering and power brakes. AM FM ste- reo cassette player, reclining seats, air conditioning, a sunroof. What was it? It was the ultimate car that would tempt some to purchase if it was possible. If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? " I would . . . . . . " go to a fat farm to get skinny. " —Connie Boyden . . . " go to the moon. " —Amy Olson . . . " pay off my parking tickets. " —Paul Manzano . . . " give it away to charities. " —Todd Williams . . . " buy farmland in Columbia. " —Lenny Nowak . . . " invest most of it. " —Damon Karras hile looking at all the assorted styles and brands of tennis shoes, junior Usha Gupta chooses the kind of shoes that she would buy if she had a million dollars. . . . " spend it on my family. " — Brian Dillon . . . " buy a car and a house and spend the rest on a party. " —John Mybeck . . . " buy cool tennis equipment. " — Usha Gupta . . . " start my own business. " — Andrew Gordon . . . " buy a red 450SL Mercedes. " — Laura Sabina . . . " buy a slinky company. " — Spiro Megremis . . . " buy a Boeing 727 made out of Godiva chocolate. " —Peter Langendorff . . . " have a wild time wasting it on obnoxious, wasteful, dangerous things. " —Carolyn Baker . . . " buy a smashing outfit and take the guy of my dreams out to dinner. " — Michelle Wampler . . . " hire U2 to play at my graduation bash. " — Michelle Krajnik . . . " buy the world a Coke. " —Susie Hackett i Eric Elman Richard Engle Lisa Estill Jennifer Falaschetti Dan Fandrei Brad Farkas Mark Fehring Dawn Feldman Jay Ferro Monica Fierek Brian Fleming Lori Flickinger Steve Fortin Steve Franciskovich Maureen Frank Karyn Gaidor Erik Gardberg Rick Gardner Deanne Gedmin Tammy Gentry Mary George Juniors ri a p Abbott-George ZU J 206 Tom Cerike David Gershman David Geyer Lisa Godlewski Tara Goebel Mike Goldsmith Lisa Gonzales Susan Gootee Andrew Gordon Joe Gray Stephen Grim Joel Grossman Cindy Guerrero Usha Gupta Dave Gustat Sue Hackett Andy Hahn Drew Hajducn Kristen Halas Lewis Hansen Craig Hanusin Lisa Hanusin Kelly Harle Maureen Harney Jim Harrison Angie Hart Tom Hemingway Susie Hess John Hibler Sheila Higgins Patty Hittle John Hoch Chris Hope Greg Houser Brett Huckaby Lisa Hurubean Tom Hutchings Lisa Ingles Mike Irk Paul Jaceczko Melissa Jacobo Gayle Jancosek Dana Jansen Blake Jarrett Wendy Jeeninga Anne Marie Jen Kim Johnson Mark Johnson Fred Jones Michelle Jones Jeff Kapp Damon Karras Tom Karras Jessica Katz Kristen Keen Kristin Kellams Dave Kender Kathryn Keyes JoEllen Kieft Christine Kincaid Bob Kish Lori Kobus Ted Kocal Juniors Gerike-Liberacki Tell us what you think . • During « would you hke century to Vive? HB " They don ' t make them like they used to " and " back in the good old days " were two cliched sayings that all have heard at some point. While some people felt that the simpler life of the past was a better time, others felt that the world was im- proving through technology. Given a choice, which century would you like to live in? " The 20th century because life was a lot simpler back then. There wasn ' t such a rat race. " —Jennifer Wisniewski " The 16th century because people had more freedom to live without a lot of laws to hinder them. " —Adam White " The 20th century, because we have a lot of things like cars to make life easier than it was in the past. " — Glen Barath " The 19th century because things were exciting in the west. " W hile trying to gain some knowledge of the past, junior Jim Misch reads some famous headlines in history, while browsing in the library. —Andy Cleland " The 20th century because I think we are a lot safer due to science. " —Jenny Muta " The 17th century because the history of that period was interesting. " — Christine Kincaid " The 18th century because that was when America was just starting to be- come a nation. " —Jerry Pupillo " The 20th century because we have a lot of things our ancestors didn ' t have like airplanes and television. " — Mike Cha " The early part of the 20th century be- cause the Roaring Twenties was a fun time to live in. " —Lisa Hanusin " The 16th century because that was when explorers were sailing to the New World and exploring the country. " — Spiro Megremis " The 18th century so I could live dur- ing the Revolutionary War and see all the historic battles for myself. " —Greg Houser Chris Kogler Rick Kolisz Kristin Komyatte Cindy Kopenec Denise Korycki Michelle Krajnik Laurie Kudele Patty Labeots Amy Lamott Richard Landay Tom Lang Peter Langendorff Penny Lantz Kevin Lasky Cora Lawson Lisa Layer Dawn Lee Jo Ellen Leonard Kim Lennertz Dave Levin Diane Liberacki Juniors r )( w 7 Gerike-L iberacki Aw Tell us what you think . . — " h " ' SO K could go anywhere Whether it be sun or snow, the Medi- terranean or the Swiss Alps, a string bikini or snow boots, a half shirt or a wood sweater, lemonade or hot chocolate, these were all elements of an individual ' s idea of a good vacation. " If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to " . . . " Switzerland because I love to ski. " — Jeannie Strudas . . . " Australia because I ' d like to live there one day. " —Christy Pecher . . . " Greece because it ' s so methodical with the ancient ruins and beaches. " —Kelly Harle . . . " Japan, because Toyko is the hot spot of the world. " —Jason Egnatz . . . " Yugoslavia to see my relatives. " — Helen Stojkovich ... " a tropical island because I want a nice sun tan. " —Kristen Komyatte . . . " Switzerland because there are a lot of mountains there. " — Ruth Zurad . . . " Italy because of all the cute guys. " —Cathy Obuch . . . " Hollywood, so I could meet a movie star and fall in love. " — Shannyn Przybyl . . . " Sri Lanka, India, because I like the way it sounds. " — Peter Langendorff . . . " The Virgin Islands because of the tranquility. " —Greg Chip . . . " Europe, to travel around and see everything. " —Lewis Hansen . . . " Hawaii to see the volcanos, palm trees, and hula girls. " —Floyd Stoner . . . " Greece because I always wanted to swim in the Mediterranean. " — Lisa Hurubean . . . " Australia, to see a kangaroo and koala bear! " — Andrea Petrovich B rowsing through the world atlas, junior Jeannie Strudas pauses to look at a map of Switzerland. The opportunity to ski on the Swiss Alps lured her to choose this as the place she ' d like to visit. Ronald Lively Christine Livermore Robin Loudermilk Kelly Mager Kenneth Mahala Lisa Mansueto Paul Manzano Timothy Marciniak Catherine Markovich Holly Masepohl Michelle Mason Carole May Jennifer Mazur David McMain Erin McCormack Eugene McCune Debra McDonough Collin McKinney Thad McNair Eric McNary Katherine Medlin y O Juniors «vO Liberacki-Salzman Spiro Megremis Betsy Mellon Champ Merrick Melissa Meyers Melissa Michaels William Mickel Jennifer Miga Andrew Miller Timothy Milne Teresa Mintier Gary Mintz James Misch Jarett Misch Lynn Moehl Diana Monak Melissa Moser Michele Moskovitz Tammy Mueller Jennifer Muta John Mybeck Charles Novak Lenny Nowak Steve Oberc Mark Oberlander Catherine Obuch Linda Oi Amy Olson Janet Orlich Ginger Osgerby John Ostrowski Jim Palmer Kim Palmer Brenna Panares Julianne Pardell Angie Paris Tusher Patel Jeffery Pavelka Milos Pavicevich William Pavich Harold Paz Christine Pecher Scott Peterson Andrea Petrovich Sue Pierson Jerry Pietrzak Cheryl Pool Eric Powell Chris Preslin Jerry Pupillo Marci Quasney Paul Rakos David Reck Ronald Reed Tracy Richards Cynthia Richwine Michelle Riebe Rim Risden Paula Rollinson Mike Roper David Rossa Dawn Rovai Laura Sabina Stephanie Salzman Juniors ann L iberacki-Salzman JLXJj 210 Jeff Samels Dave Sanders Larry Sanek Chris Sannito Phyllis Scheive Margo Schwartz Laura Schweitzer Cameron Scott Susan Scott Bill Sears Laura Serletic Katie Sheehy Chris Shegich Charlie Shoemaker Rachel Shoup Gary Shutan Gregg Shutan Spiro Sideris Bill Sikorski Mike Simko Pat Sipple Karen Skurka Laurie Slathar John Slivka James Smick Mike Smiley Lisa Smisek Melanie Smith Tami Smith Debbie Soderquist Joe Solan Sheri Soltis Lillian Sorak Michael Stern Danielle Stevens Nick Stiglich Valerie St. Leger Helen Stojkovich Rick Stone Floyd Stoner Jeanne Strudas Mark Surufka Wayne Swart Mary Beth Tafel Ed Taillon Angie Takles Troy Tangerman Jen Teller Dan Tester Dan Tharp Lynnette Thomson Patti Tobin Fred Trippel Dale Uran Michele Vanderhoek Wade Vanorman Lori Van Senus Brigitte Viellieu Tony Vranesevich Aaron Wadsworth Darla Wall Todd Walsh Michelle Wampler Juniors Samels-Zurad Tell us what you think :hink •( What would you do the world ended tomorro , Vll tied up, junior Paul Manzano tries to call all his friends to say good-bye. While watching a “Brady Bunch " re- run, the Emergency Broadcasting System flashed: " Today is the last day of the world! " Thoughts raced through peo- ple ' s minds. How would they spend their last day? Imagine having to fulfill a life- time of dreams in one short day. " If the world ended tomorrow, I would . . . " make up with all my enemies. " — Karyn Gaidor . . . " tell all my friends and family how much they meant to me. " — Tami Smith . . . " break all the rules because I would not get in trouble. " —Ron Davis . . . " go to confession. " — Kelly Harle . . . " do everything everyone told me not to do. " — Eric Powell . . . " not come to school! " —Penny Lantz . . . " go to the Cubs game. " —Greg Zabrecky . . . " clean my room. " —Greg Houser . . . " take all my money and go to the Virgin Islands. " —Danielle Stevens . . . " go sky-diving. " —Jill Rigg . . . " have a massive party! " — Shelly Mason ... " kill Bobby Knight. " —Dan Tharp . . . " get together with all my friends. " — Thad McNair . . . " call all my friends and say goodbye to them. " —Paul Manzano wmmm Stephanie Wasilak Paul Wein Eric Werth Adam White Andrea Whitlow Todd Williams Sherri Wiesner Lisa Winkler Dawn Wisniewski Jennifer Wisniewski Thomas Witmer Robert Wojtowich Erik Wood John Yates Jill Yerkes Greg Zabrecky Russell Zalkowski Kevin Zaun Renee Zawada Tina Ziants Lisa Zucker Tom Zudock Ruth Zurad Juniors Samels-Zurad 211 Greg Adams Lori Adams Jim Agness Thomas Arcella Laura Arent Michael Autry Ken Babjak Dana Baker Laura Baker Russel Balka Helen Balon Melody Barrera Michelle Basich Melinda Beach Wendy Beckman Joseph Belovich Robert Berbeco Joe Beres Robbie Blackford Timothy Blackmun Julie Blaine Christine Bobeck Sharon Boda Sandy Bogucki Robin Bogumil Ryan Boyd Russ Brackett Carolyn Bradley Jeffrey Brennan Tim BroderSen Carrie Brooks Steve Bryant David Bukowski John Burson Paul Buyer Cathi Cak Charles Carlson Amy Castellaneta Michael Chronowski Emily Chua Paul Cipich Amy Cohen Dan Colbert Ron Cook Cheryl Cooper Catherine Cornell Joe Czapkowicz Brian Czerwinski Kelly Daros Denise Dechantal Kerry Deignan Amy Derolf Denise Dettman Michelle Deutch Bill Dodd Steve Dorsey Mary Dragomer Kristi Dunn Christine Duran Bill Durham Bryan Durta Bradley Echterling Michael Echterling 212 Sophomores Adams-Giannini Tell us what you think Rules, rules, rules! They could be such a pain. No chewing gum, no running in the halls, no one in the halls without a pass, no going out for lunch— the list could have gone on forever. It would have been nice if the rules could have been changed in order to satisfy the stu- dents! " If I could change one thing about the school, it would be " . . . " a four hour day instead of a six hour day. " — Amy Cohen . . . " to be able to have early release. " —Wendy Beckman . . . " more and longer vacations. " — Matt Efron . . . " to be able to have open lunch. " —Adam Ochstein . . . " much longer passing periods. " — Kerry Deignan . . . " nicer and cleaner bathrooms without graffiti all over the walls. " —Michelle Deutch . . . " to have more electives other than so many required courses. " — Eve Karras . . . " half an hour classes, rather than hour classes. " —Cathy Labitan . . . " have bigger lockers for the under- classmen. " —Sean Pamintuan . . . " have better cafeteria food. " —Kerry Brooks . . . " longer lunch hours. " — Jennifer Moser Receiving McDonald ' s from outside sources, sophomores Adam Ochstein and Matt Efron enjoy a lunch time luxury that they wish could be perma- nent, open lunch. Denise Eckholm johnna Edington Matt Efron Dawn Enlow Natalie Fabian Kim Falusi Lynn Farkas Mike Feeney Sheri Fefferman Mary Fissinger Jeff Florczak Jennifer Fraser Jeff Frost Tyrah Fulkerson Evette Cadzala Lisa Cajewski Robert Gallo Dave Galocy Mitchell Gardberg Gretchen Gardner Brian Giannini Sophomores Adams-Giannini Dennis Gifford Tricia Gill Robert Giorgio Renee Giragos David Gladish Jeff Glennon Chris Gloff Randy Gluth Eric Gower Mike Gozdecki Karen Gronek Greg Grskovich Randy Grudzinski Michael Gustaitis Amy Guzior Ray Hajduch Steven Hale Tony Hanas Erik Hansen Dianne Hauns Joe Harding Tell us what you think If 1 CO ° W b !L S v Td be e se for a day Sandals, loafers, boots, pumps, flats, sneakers. All of these were types of shoes that an individual bought to fit his own foot. Yet sometimes it was fun to try on someone else ' s shoes and to see how it felt to walk around in their shoes. Some- thing that science hasn ' t accomplished, could be done: the opportunity to be- come someone else. In this way one could have seen what another ' s life was like. This exchange entitled the person to many luxuries and responsibilities be- cause of his new status. “If I could be someone else for a day, I would be ... " . . . " Princess Diana because she gets to have beautiful clothes and has people wait on her. " — Holly Harle . . . " Ronald Reagan because it would be cool to run everyone around. " — Mike Velasquez . . . " Dr. Preston because I could boss people around. " —Robin Bogumil . . . " Ron Cey because I love the sport of baseball and he is my favorite player. " — Jenine Pestikas . . . " Ralph Lauren because I would like to know what it feels like having thou- sands of people wear clothes I made. " — Amy Cohen . . . " Micheal Jordan of the Chicago Bulls so I could be the best basketball player in the world. " — Adam Tavitas . . . " Mary Lou Retton because she ' s an extremely talented gymnast. " — Rhonda Pool . . . " Rebecca DeMorne because she ' s getting married to Tom Cruise. " —Mary Myer . . . " Martina Navratilova because of the way she always dominates her oppo- nents and wins! " —Colleen Murphy . . . " Santa Claus because it would be fun to go down chimneys! " — Randy Gluth ... " a rock star because of the money and popularity. " — Julie Blaine ... " a movie star because of the fame. " —Sandy Hemingway P 1 racticing her tennis skills, sophomore Colleen Murphy works hard at achieving her dream of be- ing Martina Navratilova. m Sophomores Z Gifford-McCain Holly Harle Sandy Hemingway Mike Hinds Maryjo Hoch Julie Holland Dianna Holler Dan Hollis Sa ra Holtan Andre Hoogeveen Pat Hoyle John latrides Michelle Ingram Jerry Iwachiw Lila Jacobs Anil Jain Veena Jain Kristin Jansen Partick Jeneske Kristen Johns Darren Johnson Jennifer Johnson Michelle Johnson Bonnie Jones Kelly Jones Dan Kaegebein Inese Kalnins David Kanic Kathleen Kapers Penny Karr Eve Karras Lance Karzas Melissa Kellams Tom Kieltyka Natalie Kijurna Michael Kloeckner Jeff Kobe Scott Kocal Jenny Koo Christine Kortenhoven Marla Kozak Goran Kralj Aron Krevitz Ricky Kumiega Cathy Labitan Robin Langenberg Wendy Lawson Darin Lee Robert Lesko Michael Levan Julie Lewellen Eugenia Liakopoulos Laurie Lieser Karen Livingston Brian Lorenz Jennifer Luksich Tim Lusk Leslie Lutz Dennis Lyudkovsky Sam Maniotes Todd Marchand Jill Mateja Raquel Mathews Kelly McCain Sophomores r Gifford-McCain Z ID ii Tell us what you think . „ Jckceft “nsr-sS . 5tf-= r £• Sophomores + I O McCormick-Rossa Picture miles of clear blue water, white sandy beaches, cool tropical breezes, and lush palm trees. Now, think of how bor- ing this setting would be if one was all alone. In order to fully enjoy this scenar- io, it would be necessary to share it with something or someone very valuable. " If I was stranded on a desert island, I would take ... " . . . " All of my best friends. " —Andy Sherman . . . " Timothy Hutton because he ' s cute! " —Amy Paulson . . . " sun tan lotion, so at least I ' d be tan. " — Cathy Struss ... " a boat so I could be rescued. " — Jeff Brennan . . . " my girlfriend. " —John Burson . . . " Christie Brinkley because she is so pretty. " — Randy Gluth ... " a tennis raquet and a can of tennis balls for recreation. " —Neil Rosario ... " a radio with a lot of batteries and a lot of tapes. " —Scott Tobias ... " a soccer ball. " — Bill Durham ... " a dog to keep me company. " —George Tsirtsis ... " a bathing suit. " —Laura Baker . . . " my Walkman. " —Mary Dragomer ... " a survival kit. " —Tim Broderson A; .dmiring her idol Timothy Hutton, sophomore Amy Paulson hangs yet another picture of him on her bulletin board. She felt the actor would be per- fect company on a desert island. Steve McCormick Elaine McMahan David McMahon David Mesterharm Tina Meyers Marvin Mickow Don Mikrut Patricia Mitrakis Michelle Moore Jennifer Moser Thomas Muntean Collen Murphy Stacy Muskin Mary Meyer Rob Nagl Yoko Nakamura Lisa Natale Jennifer Nau Briana Newton Morgan Noel Kelli Norman Christina Nowak Adam Ochstein Sandra Oi Yvette Olmos Kenneth Osinski Brian Osullivan Mark Owenger I Carolyn Pajor Sean Pamintuan Chris Pankey Athena Panos Jay Patel Amy Paulson Barbara Payne Jenine Pestikas Brian Phillips Cary Piskula Michelle Plantinga Blase Polite Jeff Poludniak Rhonda Pool Dan Porter Jay Potasnik Dianna Pudlo Jeff Purnik Jodi Quasney Robert Rajkowski Pat Rau Jim Reddel Renee Robinson Cindy Roh Neil Rosario Kevin Rose Nick Ross Dennis Rossa Sophomores M cCormick-Rossa 217 Julie Rosser Bryan Rudloff Dilip Sahu Paula Saks Patty Santucci Julie Scharfenberg Frank Scheive Elaine Schmidt Tim Schroer Bill Sears Ciri Sekhar Kristi Seliger Mitch Seward Richard Sfura Chris Shaver Bryan Sheeman Andy Sherman Cindy Simko Kip Simmons Kathy Sims Laura Siska Mark Slonaker Bill Slosser Colleen Smith George Smith Michelle Sohrbeck Ted Sri Elana Stern John Stewart Ian Strachan Dina Strange Steve Strick Cathy Struss Michele Sus Leanne Suter Paul Szakacs Adam Tavitas Christy Thill Lisa Thomas Scott Tobias Kevin Trilli Rosanne Trippel Bernadette Trost Angie Tsakopoulos George Tsirtsis Heather VanVactor Micheal Velasquez Chris Vogt Ghislaine Ward Kris Ware Laura Welsh Pam Wheale Tina White Julie Wicinski Fritz Wilke Carla Wilson Dan Wilson Frank Wilson Michelle Wilson Kathy Witham Richard Wojcikowski Brian Wojtkowiak Peter Wong O 1 Q Sophomores Z. I 0 Rosser-Zoeteman Tell us what you think ■■ ■■ Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might Have the wish I wish tonight. Sitting under the stars at night and re- citing this poem may not have been the correct way to make wishes come true, but it provided a way to express inner needs and wants. " If I had one wish ... " . . . " I ' d wish that I would win a lottery worth a million dollars. " —Colleen Smith . . . " I ' d wish I could kick my brother out of the house. " —Mary Fissinger . . . " I ' d wish the football team could be state champs. " —Sam Maniotes . . . " I ' d wish for straight A ' s. " —Anil Jain . . . " I ' d wish for my ex-girlfriend to reconsider her choices. " —Dan Hollis . . . " I ' d wish for enough money to be set for life. " — Wendy Beckman . . . " I ' d wish I could go out with the fox of the school. " —Laura Siska . . . " I ' d wish I could meet Big Bird. " — Dennis Lyudkovsky W hile taking the test to get her license, sopho- more Wendy Beckman concentrates on answering the questions correctly so she will be able to drive. Getting a driver ' s license was one of the wishes that many sophomores had. . . . " I ' d move out of Indiana. " —Jen Luksich . . . " I ' d wish not to ever have to go to school anymore. " —Greg Grskovich . . . " I ' d wish for my driver ' s license. " —Dianna Pudlo . . . " I ' d wish that I could be a senior. " — Jen Moser . . . " I ' d wish for a girl that has a body like Christy Brinkley. " —Tim Broderson . . . " I ' d wish that I could have a brand new candy apple red Porche. " —Sheri Fefferman Scott Wooldridge • Bill Wrona Don Yang Bill Yarck Ed You Keith Yuraitis Amy Zajac Kris Zaun Andy Zeman Keith Zoeteman Sophomores R osser-Zoe teman Diane Adich Conrad Almase Sue Anaszewicz Lori Anderson Rod Anderson Mike Andreshak Pete Arethas Dimitri Arges Julie Bacino Julie Balon Mike Barber Shaun Barsic Michele Bartok Liz Beaman Frank Bernacke Shawn Beshires Lauren Bittner Mary Blaesing Sonia Blesic Laura Boersema Carl Bohlin Kevin Bomberger Pat Bowen Tom Boyden Scott Brakebill Patrick Brauer Sally Brennan Sean Brennan r% Freshmen Adich- Cris t I BOTTOiNl.TOP ■■ I still can’t get used to . . . tm — " Boy, this school is amazing! I can not believe we ' re able to run in the halls and talk in the lunchroom. Isn ' t it great? " ex- claimed Fannie Freshman, a former St. Thomas More student. " I agree, " replied Ursula Underclass- man, a freshman straight from Wilbur Wright Middle School. " There are a lot of people and the school is really big. This is so different from the way it was at the Middle School. For many freshmen, new experiences accompanied the start of high school. New kids, new classes, and a new style of (Cautiously glancing up to check out the envi- ronment of the Fall Sports Banquet, freshman Matt Soblewski hopes to gain acceptance by the veteran cross-countrymen. Matt was one of only two fresh- men on the team. life could be hard to adjust to all at once. Students found themselves thinking . . . I still can ' t get used to . . . . . . " Having to run down the halls be- tween all my classes. " —Andrea Roy . . . " Talking in the lunchroom. " —Laura Goldasich . . . " Couples kissing in the hallways. " —Tom Boyden . . . " How easy going the teachers are compared to St. Thomas More. " — Julianne Chevigny . . . " All the people in the halls be- tween my classes. " —Gary Eldridge . . . " Small lockers. " — Erin Reffkin . . . " Six hours instead of seven, like at the Middle School. " —Jeff Janott . . . " How long it takes to walk from one side of the school to the other! " —Julie Bacino . . . " Long classes. " — Lori Anderson . . . " Having a class with my brother. " — Kevin Dillon . . . " Being called a ' little ' freshman. " — Jenny Dedelow . . . " How much harder the school- work is than at Wilbur Wright. " — Mike Micenko . . . " How much easier the schoolwork is than at St. Thomas More. " —Pat Schreiner Jamie Breuker Mike Brozovic Jen Brtos Darren Bryant Pablo Bukata Jeff Burger Jerry Cabrera Denise Callahan Mike Calligan Patricia Camino Carlos Campo Donovan Campbell Eunice Cardenas Julianne Chevigny Dan Chiaro Anna Christopoulos Chris Chronowski Ayesha Chughtai Heather Ciesar Michelle Ciesar Jody Clapman Bill Clark JoAnne Clements George Connor Michelle Connor Randy Cook JoMary Crary Jenny Crist Freshmen " % «f Ad ich -Crist I Sean Curran Connie Czapla Lynn Dechantel Jenny Dedelow Wendy Deem Tammy Dereamer Eric Diamond Suzy Dickerhoff Kevin Dillon Darcie Dimitroff Crissy Dinga Dan Djordjevich Jim Dryjanski Jay Dye Chris Dywan Lisa Dywan Gary Eldridge Dave Ensley Michael Erickson Wendy Etter Rich Fabisiak Robin Fandrei Jen Fariss Nicole Fiegle Tom Fierek Dan Flynn Cassie Fortener Stacy Fraciskovich Michelle Frank Jennifer Frankovich Erika Frederick Toni Garza Ryan Gentry Christian Gloff Debbie Glass Amy Gluth Laura Goldasich Nola Golubiewski Julie Gorski Joanna Grabski Anthony Grady Nicole Granack Steve Grau Chris Gross John Guerra Ray Gupta Mike Gutierrez Hilary Hall Amanda Hamilton Kristen Hanes Paul Harding Michael Hatmaker Barbara Helms Candy Hembling Bob Heuer Susan Higgins Tim Hoekema Danny Hoffman James Holden Hank Holt Robin Howerton Tom Hudec Ken Hulsey 222 Freshmen Curran-Kozlowski BOTTOM. TOP 10 best things about being a freshman the- At 6:15 a.m. Sally Student awoke to the blaring sound of her alarm clock. She hardly slept at all the night before be- cause she was so nervous. It was her first day of high school. She could hardly be- lieve it. She walked into her first hour math class, only recognizing about 10 of the faces. The other 15 were all new to her. After the teacher finished explaining all of the rules and regulations, the class was placed in assigned seats. Sally ended up seated next to two people she did not know. As the hour passed, she started talking to them. They compared classes, and they had several in common. By the end of her first hour, Sally could tell she really liked it here. She had al- ready made two new friends. What a great year this was going to be! . . . " You have a much different choice of classes. " — Jody Johnson . . . " You get away with a lot of things like being late to class. " — Tricia Camino . . . " There ' s more opportunities for the freshmen to become successful be- cause of tougher requirements. " —Paul Harding . . . " The teachers seem to be more sympathetic with the Freshmen Class. " —Mike Mertz . . . " Coming from St. Thomas More, there is a lot more freedom. " —Jenny Dedelow . . . " You get to meet new people. " — Ben Morey . . . " The excitement of Homecoming was new to me. " — Susan Higgins . . . " It ' s real exciting getting to start a new school. " —Andrea Roy . . . " There ' s more guys to go out with. " — Julianne Chevigny . . . " Looking foreward to being a sophomore. " —Jim Dryjanski (Checking out the older guys, freshman Julianne Chevigny checks weekend plans with seniors Brian Dedelow and Greg Lorenzi. Many freshmen found that the new diversity of people to go out with was a definite advantage of starting high school. Scott Hutsenpiller Vijay Jain Jeff Janott Barry Janovsky George Jen John Jimenez Tom Johns Doug Johnson Jodie Johnson Jay Jones Lori Jucknowski Karen Jurgenson Kim Koziatek Joyce Kozlowski Freshmen Curran-Kozlowski Jody Kozlowski Laura Krameric Robert Krusinowski Jeff Kwasny Randy Kapers Steve Karol Dede Katris Joe Kelleher Joe Kicho Jackie Kieft Helen Kim Josh King Amy Kish Terry Kish Joe Knight Debbie Koepke Toula Kounelis Nancy Lamantia Roz Lambert Karen Lesko Gary Levy Chris Likens Tracy Linnane Tina Lively Neal Lorenzi Joe Lovasko Raquel Luera Ricky Luna Jim Magremes Jon Manahan Ron Marlowe Rob Marshak Fred Marshall Scott Masepohl Danielle Mavronicles Renee Maxin Brendan McCormack Laura McGill Amanda McKinney Steve McMahon Bill Melby Mike Mellon George Melnik Chris Melvin Mike Mertz Jon Mesterharm Mike Micenko Cindy Michel Charles Mickel John Mikalian Dean Miles Amy Misczak Afrodite Mitrakis Jim Moore Ben Morey Jean Morgan Mike Moses Steve Moskovsky Rachel Moskowitz Steve Muller Jeff Mussatt Swamy Nagubadi Jim Nelson cj rj m Freshmen Z Z T 1 Kozlowski-Petersen BOTTOM, TOP ___ 10 worst things about being a freshman Dear Grandma and Grandpa, Well, I promised I would write you after my first day of high school— so I am doing just that. Let me start from the beginning. First of all, the school was huge compared to the middle school. It ' s at least six times the size. Another thing was how mean the older kids were. I asked a senior how to get to one of my classes and he told me the wrong way on purpose! I was 10 minutes late to my first hour class. Well, you know me, I ' m not exactly what you ' d call tall. Of course, with my luck I get a top locker that I can ' t even reach to get my books. I reached for one of my books, and all the rest came flying down on my head. All I have to say is I don ' t think things could get much worse. I ' ll write more lat- er to keep you up to date. iP erforming the difficult task of reaching his biol- ogy book out of his locker, freshman Jay Dye at- tempts to balance himself so that the rest of his books will not fall out. Jay was one of the many freshmen who encountered the problem of top lockers. Love, Alison . . . " You get picked on by a lot of the older kids. " — Frankie Bernacke . . . " It ' s harder to compete with older kids in sports. " —Stacy Schatz . . . " Having older brothers and sisters because teachers have already formed an opinion of how you should be. " — Cami Pack . . . " You don ' t get to have a float. " —Mary Blaesing ... " You have to have gym. " —Tracy Silverman . . . " You buckle down on your classes. " — Jennifer Frankovich . . . " It ' s hard to get used to a new school. " —Cindy Serletic . . . " Can ' t go to all the parties. " — Chris O ' Connor . . . " You can ' t drive. " —Susan Higgins . . . " Older guys think we ' re too imma- ture to date. " —Susie Riebe Cathy Nisiewicz Amelia Noel Greg Novak Bryan Novotny Chris O ' Connor Mike O ' Connor Jim O ' Donnell Vickie Olesh Penny Opatera Cami Pack Mike Panozzo Kavita Patel Jennifer Paulson Kathie Pavich Chuck Pawelko Bill Paz Cindy Pearson Eric Peiser Doug Pellar Dawn Peters Jeremy Petersen Freshmen OOP Kozlowski-Petersen ZZ J Joe Phillips Steve Pierce Mike Pietraszak Patrick Pluard Rachael Pomeroy Allison Potts Brian Preslin Michelle Quinn Cally Raduenzel Rich Ramirez Roque Ramos Erin Reffkin Susie Riebe Jenny Remmers Jeanne Robbins Kim Robinson Rea Robinson Stephanie Rogan Kathy Romar Mark Roper Lisa Rosen Mike Ross Brian Rossin Andrea Roy Karen Russell Camille Saklaczynski Mark Saks Greg Samels Kristin Sanek Tim Sannito Stacy Schatz Robert Scheuermann Dave Schoon Pat Schreiner Eric Schwartz Greg Schwartz Craig Scott John Sederis Becky Selig Cindy Serletic Shefali Shah Rajesh Shetty Kris Siebecker Tracy Silverman Kemp Simonetto Catherine Sipple Brian Siurek Toby Skov John Skertich Bob Smith Chris Smith Matt Sobolewski Pam Soderquist Debbie Somenzi Phil Sorak Jeff Strates Beth Stoyer Will Swart Stacy Szany Angel Thompson Art Thompson Jim Torreand Diane Trgovich Freshmen ZmZ U Phillips-Zudock « BOTTOM TOP When I’m an upperclassman . . . the “ “ — Boy, it ' s not easy being a freshman! The school is so spread out and everything is so hard to find! I have to run all the way across from the North to the South build- ing to get to my classes. And I get no respect! Seniors make me take up their lunch trays and I always get pushed around in the hall! There ' s nothing I can do about it now, but just wait. When I ' m an upperclassman . . . " ... I won ' t have to get a ride home. I ' ll be able to drive to school. " — Jennifer Paulson " ... I ' ll probably have more home- work and I will have to study a lot hard- er. " •Since he is too young to drive, freshman Mark Roper waits for a ride home. Many freshmen looked forward to being upperclassmen and having the convenience of driving to school. — Karen Jurgenson " ... I will have freedom to do things, " —Conrad Almase " ... I ' ll have much more fun when I ' m an upperclassman. " — Matt Sobolewski " ... I ' ll have to work harder to keep my grades up. " — Phil Sorak " ... I will be looking forward to going to college. " —Toni Garza " ... I ' ll look down on all the fresh- men. " —John Guerra " ... I ' ll be able to go out with friends a lot more and have more fun. ! will have much more freedom, " — Diane Adich Becky Trost Jennifer Uzubell Jennifer Vanderhoek Eric Vanes Marla Vasquez Kim Vickers Mike Vlasich Ted Vrehas Jennifer Vrlik Doug Walker Kristin Walsh Heidi Ward Frank Webber Karl Wein John Whited Larry Wiley Charlisa Williams Donald Williams Jamie Williamson Greg Witecha Monica Wolak Scott Wojtowich Jamie Wood Beth Wrona Linda Wulf Brian Zemaitis Chris Zudock Freshmen Phillips-Zudock TOP LINE — p[g Education’s embarrassing moments Everyone had those times in their life when they wished they could crawl into a hole and disappear. These times were re- ferred to as embarrassing moments, but most people didn ' t like to tell about them. Some teachers agreed to confess the most embarrassing thing that ever happened in front of a class. Keep in mind the fact that these incidents didn ' t just occur within the company of one or maybe two people, but in a classroom of thirty. " The most embarrassing thing I ever did in front of a class ... " " ... was my dress splitting open. " — Mrs. Marlis Tippett, French teacher. " ... was when I was talking about pre- fixes (such as mono, bi, tri) to my general math class. When we got to the prefix for six, I asked what sex meant and the class was blown away. " — Mrs. Pat Premetz, mathematics teacher. " ... Was when I pushed back my chair with rollers to get up and when I sat back down, the chair wasn ' t there and I landed on the floor. " — Mr. Donald Fortner, business teacher. " ... was that I wore two different shoes to school one day. " — Mr. Donald Kernaghan, history teacher. " ... was running up the lecture hall steps and landing flat on my face. " — Mr. Jeff Graves, chemistry teacher. " ... was the map on the wall falling down and almost landing on my head. " — Mr. Tom Whiteley, history teacher. " ... was tripping over the garbage can. " — Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris, Spanish teacher. " ... was trying to dance. It didn ' t work out very well. " —Mr. Jay McGee, social studies teacher. " ... was having to admit that I was wrong about something. " — Mrs. Mary Yorke, English teacher. " ... was when my wife had a clown come in for our anniversary and sing songs. " —Mr. Jack King, Health and Safety teacher. I eaching for his chair, Mr. Donald Fortner, business teacher, tries to keep himself from falling on the floor, like he had in the past. Missing the chair and hitting the ground was one of his most embarrassing moments. Mr. Eugene Baron: Algebra II, General Math 1, Algebra I; Mrs. Jo Anne Blackford: Nurse; Mrs. Ruth Brasaemle: Girls Timing Organization Sponser, Humanities, Composition 12-2, Reme- dial English 11; Mrs. Phyllis Braun: Counselor, Field Trip Club Sponsor; Mrs. Elaine Burbich: Audio Visual Secretary; Mr. Phil Clark: World Literature, English 11, Humanities. Mr. John Edington: Biology, Advanced Biology, Environmental Science. Mrs. Helen Engstrom: Advanced English 11, Speech 1, Speech Compe- tition, Speech Coach; Mr. Doug Fix: Speech 1, Debate Competition, Debate Coach; Mr. Don- ald Fortner: Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Business Management, Accounting Club Spon- sor, Junior Class Sponsor, Assistant Speech Coach; Mrs. Patricia Golubiewski: Comprehen- sive Reading, Developmental Reading, English 10, 11; Miss Marge Gonce: Audio Visual Special- ist. Mr. Jeff Graves: Chemistry, Advanced Place- ment Chemistry, Bowling Club Sponsor, Chess Club Sponsor, Scuba Club Sponsor; Mrs. Nancy Hastings: Photo-Journalism, Journalism I, Jour- nalism II, Crier Paragon; Mr. Arthur Haverstock: Environmental Science, General Science, Zoo- logy, Botany; Mrs. DeEtta Hawkins: Visual De- sign, Basic Art, Printmaking, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting; Mrs. Mary Higgins: World Geography, Modern World History; Mr. Richard Holmberg: Vocal Music Director, Glee Club 9-10, Concert Choir 10,11, Music Appreciation, Music Theory. Mrs. Maria L. Hovarth: Remedial Work Lab: English 9, 10, 11, 12, Government, Economics, World Geography, Social Science; Mrs. Elizbeth Huettner: Math 9, 10, 11, 12, General Science, Work Study; Mr. John Jepsen: Boys Varsity Swim Coach, Physical Education, Lifesaving; Mrs. Bar- bara Johnson: Trigonometry, College Algebra, Advanced Trigonometry; Mrs. Cheryl Joseph: Media Specialist; Mr. Jack King: Health and Safetv. Applied Health, Soccer Coach. Mrs. Renee Kouris: English 11, Composition 2, Assistant Drama Director; Mr. Kent Lewis: Sales and Marketing, Distributive Education, Boys ' Cross Country Coach, Distributive Education Clubs of America Sponsor; Miss Paula Malinski: Physical Education, Girls ' Swim Coach; Mrs. Al- yce Mart-Webb: French 1, 2, 4, French Club Sponsor; Mrs. Gerda McCloskey: Psychology, Advanced Psychology; Mrs. Elena McCreight: Painting 3, Basic Art. Mr. Jay McGee: Social Science, U.S. History, Boys ' Cross Country Coach; Mrs. Helga Meyer: German 2, 3, 4, 5, German Club Sponsor; Mr. Ed Musselman: Algebra 1, 2, Boys ' Tennis and Golf Coach; Mr. Mike Niksic: Girls ' Junior Varsity Basketball Coach; Mrs. Pamela Pazera: Atten- dence Office Secretary; Mr. George Pollingue: Computer Math 1, 2, Calculus and Analytical Ge- ometry, Trigonometry, Freshman Class Sponsor. Mrs. Patricia Premetz: Algebra 2, College Alge- bra, Trigonometry, Girls ' Softball Coach; Mrs. Ruth Robertson: Bookkeeper; Mrs. Mary Ann Rovai: Attendence, Pay Roll, Office Secretary; Mr. David Russell: Advanced English 10, English 10, Photography, Creative Writing; Mrs. Cynthia Schnabel: Orchestra Director; Mr. George Shin- kan: General Math, Geometry, Advanced Ge- ometry, Assistant Basketball Coach. Faculty aan Baron-Shinkan TOR ,, LINE i IS I knew it was worth it when . . . Planning and grading assignments, writing and grading tests, and calculating grades were just some of the tasks teach- ers got themselves into when they chose a career in the educational field. All this work could have made a teacher wonder if he picked the right career. But every once in a while something happened that made the teacher realize that he made the correct decision. Whatever the rea- son was, teachers realized that when you add everything together it was worth it. " I knew it was worth it when ... " " ... a student did not mind coming to math class. " —Mrs. Pat Premetz, mathematics teacher. " ... a student trusted me enough to talk to me about helping a serious per- sonal problem. " —Mr. David Spitzer, English teacher. " ... I met my wife through this job. " —Mr. Tom Whiteley, history teacher. " ... I caught some students carving a statue in my honor. " — Mr. Jeff Graves, Chemistry teacher. " ... a student speaks German to me. " — Mrs. Helga Meyer, German teacher. " ... I see a student who has been struggling finally do well. " — Mr. Donald Fortner, business teacher. " ... the kids come back from college to visit me. " — Mr. Eugene Baron, mathematics teacher. " ... I came from the middle school to the high school and became the girls ' head swimming coach. " —Ms. Paula Malinski, Physical Education teacher. " ... students come back to visit me and tell me how they have used Spanish in their jobs. " — Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris, Spanish teacher. " ... some kid said thank you. " — Mrs. Mary Yorke, English teacher. " ... students who normally fail, pass. " — Mr. Jay McGee, history teacher. Mr. David Spitzer: English 11, Stu- dent Senate Sponsor; Mr. James Thomas: Physics, Chemistry; Mrs. Charlene Tsoutsouris: Spanish 1, 3; Mr. Donald Ullman: Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Gener- al Science 1; Mrs. Dorthy VanZyl: Athletic Secretary; Mrs. Marsha Weiss: Guidance Counselor, Nation- al Honor Society Sponsor. Mrs. Anne Whiteley: Spanish 2, Spanish 3 Conversation; Mr. Thom- as Whiteley: U.S. History, Advanced U.S. History, Social Science, Girls ' Golf Coach; Miss Annette Wis- niewski: Guidance Counselor, Field Trip Club Sponsor; Mr. Jack Yerkes: Advanced English 9, Remedial Eng- lish 9, Freshman Class Sponsor; Mrs. Mary Yorke: English Literature, Speech 1, Composition 1, 2, Assis- tant Speech Coach; Mrs. Violet Zu- dock: Guidance Secretary. Kitchen Personnel: (front row) An- nette Watson, Kathy McCormack, Rita DeRolf, Paulette Libak, Theresa Bucko, Pauline Wolak, Mary Smo- linski. (row 2) Joanne Scheive, Mary Bogdan, Gayle Molnar, Leila Goldschnikl, Phyllis Woodworth, Letta Rossa, Sonia Mendoza, Veda Eder. (back row) Jean Biesen, Vicki Sharkey, Marilyn Fischer, Sally Kulas, Penny Morey, Nancy Moeller, Nan- cy Battista, Marie Zabrecky, Mary Solczak, Jerie Chromchik. Faculty £ J 3 Spitzer-Zudock T alking about the criteria for the awards presenta- tion for fall athletes, Mr. Donald Lambert, Athletic Director, explains to seniors Steve Goldberg and Chris Camino that to win, one must exhibit certain qualities. Besides presenting awards, Mr. Lambert also organizes student sporting events. Bus Drivers: (front row) Mert Zandstra, Patricia Fouts, Janet Welch, (back row) Joann Kane, Brigitte Witt- gren, Emily Orosco. ice and easy, Mr. Don Ostopowicz takes a cof- fee break and relaxes in his rocking chair. Being able to spend some time alone balanced a hectic day of teaching band class. Faculty Spitzer-Zudock ZJ I Administration: Mr. Leonard Tavern, Assistant Su- perintendent of Business; Mr. Martin Keil, Director of Testing and Psychological Services; and Mr. Mi- cheal Livovich, West Lake Special Education Direc- tor. Administration: Dr. Wallace Underwood, Superin- tendent of Schools. . etween A and B lunch, assistant principals Dr. John Marshak and Mr. John Tennant confer about the day ' s activities. 232 Administration TOP.. LINE — — — tylg. Tables turn past reading, writing, arithmetic Due to the voters insistence for better representation in the school system, a major change occurred. For the first time, the school board went from an ap- pointed to an elected board. Other new changes had to do with the addition of writing skills in the curriculum, shorter passing periods with longer days, and the reevaluation of electives. " I think it ' s going to work and be bene- ficial to the community, " stated Mrs. Lin- da Hess, school board member. " So far, the new elected school board seems to be working out and greatly satisfying the voters who wanted more representa- tion. " The biggest project for the year was the addition of writing skills into the cur- riculum. " A great concern among pro- c V ongratulating junior Michelle Krajnik on pass- ing the I.U. Honors test, Dr. John Preston, principal, takes a moment out of his busy schedule. fessors and employers about the fact that young people graduating from high school can ' t write was part of the reason for an increase of writing skills in all other classes besides English, " stated Mr. John Tennant, assistant principal. Mr. Tennant also expressed that, " due to a conserva- tive upswing in the nation today, we are heading back to the basics of educational philosophy, which is writing. " Dr. John Preston stated that in order to start the new program, " new materials have been ordered and the importance of writing skills is being stressed to all of the teachers. " The students views seemed to be di- vided. " We write each week in English class, why should we write more? " ex- plained Lewis Hansen, junior. But junior Marty Collins disagreed. " I think we should write more because it will help us in the future. We write enough in Eng- lish, but an increase in other classes would be nice. " The change to a longer school day and a shorter passing period did not seem to affect the students greatly. " At first there was anxiety among students; however, they seemed to adjust, " stated Mr. Jim Bawden, assistant principal. Another goal was to urge more stu- dents to take elective courses such as In- dustrial Arts, Home Economics, Music, and business. To try to do this, " a reeva- luation of these courses took place to make them more appealing to a wider range of students, " explained Mr. Ten- nant. Overall, the change to an elected school board, the addition of more writ- ing skills into the curriculum, and the re- evaluation of elective courses helped to create a better school with more input from the community. School Board members: (front row) Mrs. Nancy Smallman, secretary; Mrs. Linda Hess, (back row) Mr. Lawarence Kocal; Mr. Richard McClaughry Jr., president; Dr. John Mybeck, vice-president. Since a schedule change is necessary in order to fit all the classes he wants, senior Tim Feeney asks Guidance Director and assistant principal Mr. James Bawden ' s advise on what to take. Administration 233 Tasting the community’s seasoning, students ice skated at tlie neighborhood park, worked at the fast- food restaurants, and enhanced others through the Main Square Players. The community went beyond the confines of Munster proper as students ventured to Chicago and other area malls for shopping and enjoyment. Leafing through the Consumer’s Digest, shops for necessities as well as luxuries can be found. Growing to fill the needs of the community, the Hammond Clinic under- went construction to widen its corridor and provide better facilities for its pa- tients. Parks are just as lively in winter as they are during the hot summer months. Despite having one of the coldest winters on record, it did not stop some from tak- ing advantage of the ice skating facility at Community Park. — 234 Ads Community Division Christmas time in the city brings out the serious shopper, but even more so the window gazer. Sights and sounds of Chicago intrigue many to investigate the cosmopoli- tan area outside of the Region. Working was an important part of many students ' lives. Stacking a display, sen- ior Brad Hazlip takes pride in his job at Osco Drug Store during his evening shift. ,0W 1 W» ' -LA i Moroi»| V - 1 h 04 " 1 IV iPAA l r o A ds Community Division 235 To find a complimentary hairstyle for anyone is Phaze Ts specialty. Professional hair stylist Nancy Kolten tries to find the look that best suits junior Michele Moskovitz ' s style. L M JEWELERS The Lansing Munster Jewelers 3644 Ridge Road Lansing 312-474-9235 Munster Meat Sausage Market 616 Ridge Road Munster 836-9050 Come into Munster Sausage where their wurst is the best. They have a wide variety of homemade sausage and fresh meats and cheese. Juniors T racy Richards, Sue Pierson, and Andrea Petrovich are ready to help make one ' s decisions easier when choosing a purchase. INC. Full service salon for men, women and children 2449 45th Ave. Suite E. Highland 924-7210 DIFFERENT STROKES Different strokes for different folks might be said about students choices of fa- vorite shopping malls. In a random school poll of 100 stu- dents, Southlake proved to be the most popular of the malls. “There is a wide variety of stores in Southlake mall as compared to any oth- er malls I ' ve been to, " said sophomore Amy Zajac. Not all students preferred to stay close to home. Many liked to travel to Chicago. “Often you can find clothes that no one else has. I like being origi- nal; therefore, I enjoy the selection that Water Tower Place has for me, " ex- claimed Karen Skurka, junior. Teachers found different things im- portant in making their favorite mall se- lection. “Unique food, up-to-date fash- ions, and the great setting, " made Water Tower Place the favorite mall for Mr. Jack Yerkes, English teacher. The diverse opinions of both students and teachers helped explain why there are so many area malls. Whether away or close to home, there ' s something for everyone. Shopper’s Digest 100 Students surveyed a CD 0) 5 O D a To $ c 0) O o o A re O re •X re O a OT 0) r. 43% 23% 13% 10% 12% 236 Consumer ' s Digest Compliments of wrm m m i if " M ' jm m .ill : 1 :: iii ii : ii Each Depositor Insured to $100,000 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. 7967 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5613 PEPSI. THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION. Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc. 9300 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1800 Catching the Pepsi spirit, the Paragon staff lives it up during a third hour birthday party. Pepsi offers five varie- ties to satisfy any taste. Joe Hirsch 8256 Hohman Ave. Munster 836-8888 Modeling the latest styles, junior Cindy Crosby and senior Chris Davlantes pose outside of Joe Hirsch where one can find a wide selection of men and women ' s clothing to fit any budget. Consumer ' s Digest 237 Dr. M.J. Jacobo, M.D. 800 Mac Arthur Blvd. Munster 836-1310 Always on call and ready to assist, a doctor can help ease one ' s pain and cure one ' s ailments. Whether it ' s junior Melissa jacobo taking senior Sandy Langford ' s pulse or senior Mitchie Jacobo preparing to give senior Debbie Dillon a shot of penicillin. Dr. M.J. Jacobo ' s office is equipped to handle any medical problems. 238 Consumer ' s Digest Pen-Mar Visual Communications 9246 Foliage Ln. Munster 923-5584 For advertisements, logos and brochures Pen-Mar Visual Communications has just the right ideas and designs. Senior Shari Romar tries her hand at drawing as her sister Kathy takes care of a prospective customer. FOOD BEVERAGE EMPORIUM 1734 45th Ave. Munster 924-6630 Colors-n- Coverings 15 Ridge Rd. Munster 836-8337 Pointing out his favorite wallpaper selection, senior Dave Shimala looks for the approval of junior Floyd Stoner at Colors-n-Coverings. Colors-n-Coverings offers a wide variety of wallpaper and household needs to choose from. Academic Counseling Services, Inc. Receiving help to improve her grades, sopho- more Sheri Fefferman asks Mr. William Feimer about a difficult chemistry problem while at an Academic Counseling tutoring session. When in 9250 Columbia Ave., Suite D-2 Munster 836-1172 need of a prepatory SAT class, a tutor for a school subject, or help in selecting a college, Academic Counseling can be of assistance. dancing 8c 239 Ridge Rd. Munster 836-1585 Consumer ' s Digest 239 I I McShane’s EVER YTHING FOR EVER Y OFFICE... SINCE 1921 1844 45th St., Munster, IN 46321 Phone (219)924-1400 — Double Exposure 435 Ridge Road Munster 836-2305 While looking for an entertaining movie for Fri- day night, seniors Tony Andello and John Frigo browse through Double Exposure ' s wide selec- tion. Movie rental is just one of the many services Double Exposure supplies to the public. Efron Efron P.C. 5246 Hohman Ave. Hammond 931-5380 As Juniors Jessica Efron and Sheila Higgins be- come more acquainted with the professional law practice, Mr. Morton Efron shows them how to use a computer to look up court cases. Efron and Efron professional corporation can help with civil and legal representation. Raleigh L. Wolfe Photographies 1121 Bluebird Dr. Munster, IN 46321 (219) 838-7466 Portraiture Special Occasions Weddings Location 240 Consumer ' s Digest Pepe ' s of Munster 1650 West 45th Ave. Munster 924-0505 Van Senus Auto Parts Munster Lanes 8000 Calumet Munster 836-9161 Junior Michelle Krajnik keeps up her bowling skills by practicing at Munster Lanes before a tough game with Highland. Strike into Munster Lanes! Open 7 days a week 10 a.m. to midnight. KggiHsSi YEARS • • 8940 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 7454 Broadway Merrillville 6920 Kennedy Ave. Hammond 844-2900 While trying to repair an engine, juniors Lori Van Senus, Kristin Keen, and Karen Skurka find all they need to assist them in their endeavor at Van Senus Auto Parts. Whenever one has a small or a large repair. Van Senus Auto Parts has supplies one needs. QIJIL If out for dinner in the evening or just looking for a bite to eat, choosing some- thing appetizing could be a difficult task with the many varieties of food to select from. A survey was taken of five different types of ethnic foods. Italian cuisine was the most popular with students by 60 per cent. " I like pasta dishes because the noo- dles and cheese go really well together with the seasonings, " Mrs. Pat Premetz, mathematics teacher, said. Lasagna and spaghetti were other popular choices. Mexican food was the second choice with tacos and burritos as the most pop- ular dishes. " I love tacos because of the different varieties of toppings you can use and its spicy hot dishes, " said junior Floyd Stoner. Greek food was ranked third while Chinese and French cuisine were least popular with students. However, egg rolls and croissants were popular items. Since there are so many varieties of food to choose from, one should not have any trouble finding a spot to dine whether it be a big night out or just a quick bite to eat after a game. Taster’s Choice ‘100 Students surveyed C (0 o X 0) «u u u c I O -C o -L- o c A fl) Is i; it | g: H 60 % 15 % 10 % 10 % 5 % mm Highland Lumber and Supply, Inc. 2930 Ridge Road Highland 838-1400 Gazing through a new wooded wine cel- lar at Highland Lumber, senior Randy Blackford selects his favorite wine. When remodeling a kitchen Highland Lumber has a fine selection. Sizzler Family Steak House 428 Ridge Road Munster 836-9010 On the arrival of the weekend, senior Mirko Marich, juniors Jeanne Strudas, Milos Pavicevich and Lisa Arlen toast to their favorite restaurant. As they patiently wait for their food, the atmosphere of Sizzler Steakhouse keeps their spirits high and their stomachs anxious. Town Country Women ' s Apparel Southlake Mall Woodmar Shopping Center 242 Consumer ' s Digest Griffith Travel Center 3907 45th Ave. Highland 924-2524 Lake Professional Pharmacy Finding the right remedy, senior Melissa Bados and juniors Thad McNair and Kevin Lasky experi- ment in Lake Professionals laboratory. For all your pharmaceutical needs get in contact with Lake Professional. 13963 Morse Street Cedar Lake, Indiana 374-5432 Carpetland 8201 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5555 Trying to find a style she likes, junior Jessica Katz just can ' t decide which of the numerous carpets she wants. By shopping at Carpetland, one knows that they ' ll get the best selection at reasonable prices. Stone Slag Sand Black Dirt William R. Haak Trucking " Dump Truck Service " 179th Stoney Island Lansing, Illinois 474-7122 Consumer ' s Digest 243 Dr. Abraham J. Ochstein 926 Ridge Rd. Munster 836-8320 While on a visit to their dad ' s office, senior of one ' s periodontal needs. Dr. Abraham Och- T ammy Ochstein and her younger sister Becca try stein can be of assistance, out their dad ' s instruments on each other. For all Ribordy Drugs 1820 45th Ave. Munster 924-4366 Straightening stock and keeping merchandise in order are some of junior Brad Farkas ' many jobs at Ribordy ' s Drug store. From prescriptions to gifts to cosmetics, Ribordy ' s can help one with any personal needs or gift ideas. Loomis Cycle Sales, Inc. 6647 Kennedy Ave. Hammond 844-4400 In order to choose their favorite motorcycle seniors Rick Loomis, Rich Buchanan and Karl Hand browse through the wide selection of mer- chandise found at Loomis Cycle Sales. For motor- cycles, lawnmowers, and accessories, Loomis has everything to fit one ' s needs. 244 Consumer ' s Digest " V STATE FARM Ken Weldon, agent State Farm Insurance 9366 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-8628 Dr. Gerald I. Zucker Optometrist 8144 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1550 Meyer Brothers Lawn Care Landscaping 1529 MacArthur Blvd. Munster 838-3565 Actin Inc. 1102 Columbus Dr. East Chicago 397-5020 As they help out the community, senior Leslie Actin Incorporated. When a town or city is in Hurubean, and juniors Lisa Hurubean, Greg need of appropriate garbage services, Actin is the Houser and Julie Calvert are ready for a daily job at place to contact. Consumer ' s Digest 245 Jim Romar ' s Woodmar Country Club Golf Shop 1818 177th St. Hammond 845-0300 Purchasing some new golf equipment, junior Steve Blackmun, senior Nancy Yang and sopho- more Tim Blackmun receive assistance from Shari Romar, senior. Before spending the day on the green be sure to stop at Woodmar Country Club ' s golf shop to find the best equipment and cloth- ing. Irv Lang Insurance Agency Dr. Bruce F. Becker General Dentistry 3243 Ridge Rd. Lansing 895-4102 Everyone needs insurance, but choosing the right one can be confusing. Irv Lang Insurance Agency, Inc. can help decide what is best for your individual needs. Commercial Auto and Truck Supply 2449 45th Ave. Highland 924-7600 Serving the steel industry and Calumet Region for 36 Years 7201 E. Melton Rd. • Gary, IN 46403 • Phone 938-1666 Commercial Air Kooled Engine Engines and parts for your lawnmower or snowblower 330 E. 5th Ave. • Gary 46401 • Phone: 885-6241 246 Consumer ' s Digest m Tilles 901 Ridge Rd. Munster 836-1830 Heredon Drexel Heritage Thomasville Pennsylvania . . . fine furniture Crown Point Formal Wear 602 W. Main St. Crown Point 769-7252 Dreaming of they day when she could actually wear one, sophomore Kelly Daros practices the role of a bride. When suiting up for any such occa- sions, Crown Point Formal Wear is always there. Ted Muta Advertising and Sales Promotion CHICAGO INDIANA Hampton-n- Highland 1 2 bedroom luxury apartments 2300 Azalea Dr. Highland Rico ' s Pizza carry out pizza and sandwiches 924-7550 IS] 3651 Ridge Rd. Lansing, IL 895-2630 Consumer ' s Digest 247 calumet construction corporation Industrial • Commercial • Institutional While junior Rick Gardner makes telephone ar- rangements, sophomore Gretchen Gardner ob- serves the blueprints for the location of a future site. Calumet Construction Corporation has the equipment and experience that is needed for building fine establishments. 1247 169th Street Hammond Hammond: 844-9420 Chicago: (312) 731-5800 GIMME A BREAK With eyes half open, mind blank, and ears barely listen- ing, the bored stu- dent slouched in his chair. What he craved was entertainment! The most popular source of enter- tainment was going to movies. " When I don ' t have any homework to do on a school night, going to a movie takes my mind off school, " explained junior Chris Preslin. Chicago was also a big choice. " I love Chicago because I am fortunate enough to live close to a lively city. It ' s a waste not to take advantage of all the oppor- tunities it has to offer, " explained junior Amy Lamott. Going out for dinner was another favorite form of entertainment. After students did their homework, they needed a break to be with friends and have a nice dinner. " I like going out to eat because I like being catered to and not having to do the dishes afterwards, " joked senior Steve Paris. When the bored student decided he wanted something else to do, he found many kinds of entertainment. Diversion Digest 100 Students surveyed 20% 18% 16% 15% 10% 248 Consumer ' s Digest Sterks Superfoods 7951 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1723 While doing a favor for mom, juniors Lynette Thompson and Michelle Wampler watch as junior Michelle Krajnik rings up their purchase. For all your shopping needs, Sterks is the convenience place. Price Realtors 9352 Calumet Ave, Munster 835-1030 While working hard in the drama department fall production, senior )en Bischoff and junior Jim Smick perfect their lines. Just as drama students work hard to put on their best performance, Price Realtors work hard to locate just the right home for you. ' 0£VY. Zandstra ' s Store for Men 2629 Highway Ave. Highland 923-3545 Searching for just the right look and fit, junior Jerry Cuellar gets advice from one of Zandstra ' s fine tailors. Whenever one is in need of just the right outfit, he can find it at Zandstra ' s Store for Men. Mid American Mailers 430 Russell Ave. Hammond 933-0137 Working for their father, junior Kelly Harle and I sophomore Holly make some telephone arrange- ments while filing it on the computer. Mid Ameri- can Mailers has the fastest way of getting one ' s mail across the nation. Consumer ' s Digest First National Bank of East Chicago East Chicago • Merrillville • Munster Crown Point • Indiana Harbor Riley Plaza Trained for one ' s banking and security needs, the First National Bank of East Chicago can solve any financial situations. Ready to help at the Mun- ster branch are employees senior Mary Kottaras, Mara Leon, Agnes Adich, Jean Andello, Geneve Sako, and vice-president Frank F. Rapin. 250 Consumer ' s Digest Rogan Granitindustrie R.R. 1 Box 18A Chicago Heights, Illinois 312-758-0050 Waiting for an outcome, senior Chris Fissinger watches the blade of the giant saw used at Rogan Granitindustrie. Senior Tim Rogan operates the control dials to demonstrate the procedure used when materials arrive for processing. Schoop Hamburgers Broadmoor Clinic Pharmacy 7550 Hohman Ave. Munster 836-8585 215 Ridge Road Munster 836-6233 Getting a bite of the action, junior Eric Powell savors a juicy hamburger. While this is just one of the many reasons Schoop ' s is fam- ous, there are many other items on the menu to tempt one ' s taste buds. €SS CmZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS Student Loans Available Now LENDER Hammond 5311 Hohman Ave. 933-0432 Munster 1720 45th Street 924-1720 Munster 707 Ridge Road 836-5500 HIG Richard G. Geffkin, I.I .S. 9339 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-9131 Smile. Twice a year a person is supposed to have their teeth checked. With the friendly atmosphere at Dr. Richard Reff- kin ' s office you feel right at home. So find out when your next checkup should be. Consumer ' s Digest 251 Welcome World Travel Agency 9105 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 923-9105 Deciding on just the perfect match, junior Brenna Panares tries finding the best outfit to fit her taste. The Lark has the latest fashions for both men and women who want a distinctly different wardrobe. The Lark Clothing Co. 949 River Oaks Dr. Calumet City (312) 862-1800 252 Consumer ' s Digest -Calumet- Auto Wrecking Indiana Phones 844-6600 Illinois Phones (312) 731-4700 Indianapolis Summer Hammond Jerry Rosentein Vice President mp act Travel Service 614 Ridge Rd. Munster 836-4330 (312) 734-6050 Whether it ' s a trip to Florida or Aspen, Impac Travel Service can help you. When deciding where to go or how to finance your trip, talk tc Impact for your next vacation. Bon Ric Enterprises 3314 Michigan Ave. Hobart 962-3303 Consumer ' s Digest 253 Maria ' s Hallmark 923 Ridge Road Munster 836-5025 Once upon a time a group of animals sat down to enjoy a story narrated by senior Lee Gomez. These cuddly little creatures live at Maria ' s Hall- mark along with all your gift and party needs. S S Products Inc. Relaxing after coming home from work at S S Products, juniors Tom Karras, Chris Sannito and Troy Tangerman discuss the oddities of the day. S S Products is a good business for shipping ne- cessities to many steel mills. 1349 Azalea Ave. Munster 923-2082 Innovative Concepts 5246 Hohman Ave. Hammond 931-5380 Standing an ready to tackle, junior Jessica Efron demonstrates ex-football player Revie Sorey ' s former stance. Creative like Jessica is Innovative Concepts. They sponsor several unusual activities from racquetball tournaments to auxiliaries for the Children ' s Memorial Hospital. c e e WORD POWER When one hears the word " read, " most people will moan and groan because they think of it as a task. But not all reading is boring. Everyone reads a magazine or book once in a while and knows that the word " read " doesn ' t necessarily mean " The Caine Mutiny " or " Julius Ceasar. " From a survey taken of the most pop- ular magazines students read, Sports Il- lustrated magazine was picked for a number of reasons. " I like Sports Illus- trated because they give great full page descriptions of sporting events, " ex- plained freshman Mike Mertz. Seventeen also ranked high with stu- dents. " Seventeen relates best to our age dealing with various problems and fashion, " said sophomore Colleen Mur- phy. U.S. News World Report was pop- ular with students as well as teachers. " I like U.S. News World Report best because I feel like it gives the most con- cise summaries of the widest variety of topics in the news, " stated Mrs. Pat Pre- metz, math teacher. Whether it ' s Vogue or U.S. News World Report, from fashions to facts, reading can be a learning experience. Reader’s Digest fc- 100 Students surveyed t o Q_ 0 ) CE ) 2 I o ( ) 3 to 20% 17% 10% 43% 254 Consumer ' s Digest The Mercantile National Bank of Indiana 915 Ridge Rd. Munster 836-6004 Pretending to live a life of crime, senior Randi Schatz attempts to hold up bank teller junior Kris- tine Halas. Due to the quick thinking of employ- ees, the so-called " criminal " was apprehended in minutes. This is just one example of the depend- ability one can count on from Mercantile ' s Na- tional Bank. Mercantile can give one the security and the reliability needed for banking safety. Consumer ' s Digest 255 If an organization needs help, the Booster Club can be a source of assistance for raising money to aid sports teams by raffles, sports ban- quets and award nights. Their support has also helped the Speech and Debate competitors such as junior Penny Lantz, as she prepares for national competition with help from junior Usha Gupta. They also assisted the Band by providing financial support to purchase new uniforms which helped to showcase halftime performances. Drum- mer Brian Fleming, junior, entertained the football fans throughout the fall season. Munster High School Booster Club Booster Club has also helped with financial support which aided the Drill Team in march- ing in the Homecoming parade. They helped the Chess Club attend National competition in St. Louis. Senior Bill Colias practices his skills before leaving for competition. 256 Consumer ' s Digest — 1650 45th Ave. Munster 924-9523 Burns-Kish Funeral Home 8415 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-5000 While showing pride for the family busi- ness, junior Bob Kish stands next to the name signifying years of trustworthy ser- vice. In times of great need and sorrow, Burns-Kish funeral home can help the be- reaving family make necessary funeral ar- rangements. Munster Kiwanis Procopio ' s Ristorante Italiano 3325 45th Ave. Highland 924-4441 Getting a bite to eat, junior Angie Paris takes time out on a Saturday night to dine at Procopio ' s restaurant. Proco- pio ' s specializes in Italian cuisine;.how- ever, they also offer a variety of other foods. Ernie Nims Blunt Ellis and Loewi 9003 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland 972-9300 Con sumer ' s Digest 257 Sachs Hess Professional Corporation Creative Artistry in Foods Desserts Butterfingers 130 Ridge Rd. Munster 836-9096 John Hodson Professional Numismatist Estate Collection Appraisals 1650 45th Ave. Suite G Munster 924-3555 Researching the law, junior Susie Hess discusses the rules for legalized driving to junior Lisa Layer. If one needs any help with a minor ticket or a major business matter, Sachs Hess can help as- sure one ' s needs in any law case. 5832 Hohman Ave. Hammond 932-6070 Video Movie Center 1041 Sheffield Ave. Dyer 322-1900 Receiving help from employee Mike Ziem- kowski, junior Debbie Soderquist chooses an en- tertaining video from the latest releases. Video Movie Center provides several services from mov ie rentals to video purchases and repairs. Root Photographers 1131 West Sheridan • Chicago Root helps you to remember Keeping the memories by capturing those spe- cial events on film can be done professionally by Root Photographers. Senior Brett Robbins care- fully aims to defeat his opponents at the annual donkey basketball game. 259 Consumer ' s Digest Harolyn R. Goldenberg Attorney At Law 905 Ridge Road 836-4335 Bunny ' s Beaute Salon 9721 Fran-Lin Pkwy. 924-5331 While looking for a new hair style, junior Teresa Mintier asks the advice of professional beautician Luann Haseman. When in need of the right look for one ' s self. Bunny ' s Beaute Salon can cater to one ' s beauty needs. 1 tv . [ ' vy( Finding an yv ' v I entertaining V I film P roved ) t? to be diffi cult, as so many varied opinionated reviews were given by critics and friends. To solve this problem, a survey was taken of current popular films. Beverly Hills Cop won as most popular. " Eddie Murphy was so funny, and the part really fit him just perfectly, " said senior Cheryl Chastain. Purple Rain, starring Prince, came up second. " I thought the music made the whole movie really good because Till!! MOVIES Prince ' s singing ability far outweighed his ability to act, " commented junior Laurie Slather. Ghostbusters was also another popu- lar choice. Junior Emiko Cardenas said, " I thought Ghostbusters was really cute; the plot was really unusual compared to most other movies. " Junior Mike Costello favored Ama- deus. " The movie wasn ' t what I expect- ed, it was much more entertaining, " he stated. Since there were so many good films to see, one was never left out in the cold. Seeing a movie was an entertain- ing way to spend a night out whether it was alone, with friends, or on a date. Film Digest a o o 0 CD a) ca c 5 cc re a M 0) to (0 o £ a 100 Students surveyed t re CD X 3 re ■o re E o CM re £ (0 re o re O re £ 51 % 12 % 5 % 4 % 4 % 3 % 10 % 260 Consumer ' s Digest Marcus Auto Lease Corporation 8840 Indianapolis Highland 838-0200 Looking for a car to rent? Come to Marcus Auto Rental and Leasing to satisfy one ' s car needs. Mar- cus Rental has a wide variety of transportation to choose from. formerly Burgers " We ' re big on customer service. " Foods 1830 45th Ave. Munster OPEN 24 HOURS Temple Pharmacy 7905 Calumet Ave. 836-6110 Getting a prescription filled right could be a task, but pharmacist Jack Clee of Temple Pharma- cy can prescribe to any patients needs. Temple Pharmacy has professional service in providing one with the medicine for every need. Consumer ' s Digest Dr. Rodrigo R. Panares, M.D. 5500 Hohman Avenue Having a father for a doctor can have its advan- Hammnnrl tages as i unior Brenna Panar es checks her weight ■ iai i ii i iui IU to see the results from her diet. Dr. Rodrigo Pan- 933-0240 ares P rov ' des services for all general illnesses and ailments that might occur. ◄ Inland Steel An Equal Opportunity Employer Consumer ' s Roofing 6701 Osborne Avenue Hammond 844-9181 Repairing a customer ' s roof, sophomores Ran- dy Gluth, Mike Autry and Rick Kumiega are hard at work on their jobs at Consumer Roofing. When in need of roof repairs whether at home or busi- ness, Consumer Roofing ' s workers can put to- gether a sturdy roof at a low cost. 262 Consumer ' s Digest — Art ' s TV Sales and Services 8142 Calumet Ave. Munster 836-1764 Rainbow Connection 2016-45th Street Highland, IN 924-9074 Glasscrafters Sales, Repairs and Lessons Available 243 Ridge Road Munster 836-1560 Munster Optical Inc. 7905 Calumet Avenue Munster 836-1120 Need a new pair of glasses? Munster Optical has a wide selection of stylish frames and contacts to correct one ' s vision impairments. Junior Lori Flickenger is fitted for glasses by her own father, Optometrist Tom Flickenger at Munster Optical eye department. TUBE TURNONS Relax- ation, relief of tension, and enter- tainment has made televi- sion an im- portant part of many peoples lives. Once a week students sit down in front of the TV to tune into their favorite show. In a student survey The Cosby Show was found to be the most popular TV show among students. " The Cosby Show brings a little levity to the day, it ' s a show you can just sit down and watch " , explained junior Kim Palmer. The next highest rated show had an- other way of capturing its audience. " The guys of Miami Vice are extremely good looking, that in itself makes it en- tertaining, " stated junior Jill Rigg. For more adult viewing such comedy as that of Cheers was chosen. " I enjoy Cheers because it deals with personal matters of adults in a comical sense which enables teenagers to under- stand, " replied Jim Levan, senior. So whenever the need to relax, re- lease tension or be entertained is pre- sent, TV may be a logical solution to sat- isfy every individuals tastes. TV Guide 100 Students surveyed 5 0) o 3 -C CO . l- GO n o a o i ■C ■ (0 c « 1 re to o E o a u. i a e o L .c l- 5 | | 35 % 26 % 6 % 6 % 6 % 6 % Consumer ' s Digest 263 Standard Equipment Supply Corporation 3510-28 Calumet Ave. Hammond 931-3060 Fixing equipment, sophomore Rob Giorgio and seniors Jim Giorgio and Mike Lee work over time at Standard Equipment and Supply Corporation. At Standard Equipment, one can obtain all needs from building a house to fixing a chair. Intelligent Software, Inc. 9609 Cypress Ave. Munster 923-6166 A tradition of quality food supply with a fresh approach 12 Ridge Road Munster 836-8286 264 Consumer ' s Digest Patrons Mr. Mrs. Marty Arlen Dr. Mrs. Richard P. Auburn Joe Marcia Autry Mr. Mrs. Ronald Bados Mr. Mrs. Howard Bame Mr. Mrs. Fred H. Beckman, Jr. Mr. Mrs. Richard Benne Mr. Mrs. Ned M. Berbeco Mr. Mrs. James H. Bodefeld Gloria Tom Boyden Angela Walter J. Bracich Dr. Mrs. James D. Brodersen Mr. Mrs. J.M. Buchanan Mr. Mrs. Louis Camino Jim Joan Cerajewski Mr. Mrs. David H. Christianson Marvin Ann Clapman Mr. Mrs. C. Colbert Mr. Mrs. William S. Condon Mr. Mrs. Richard W. Davis Jean Jim Dedelow Ed Kay Dixon Mr. Mrs. James Dye Jay and Jennifer Mr. Mrs. John Dzurovcik Mr. Mrs. Mark E. Echterling Dr. Mrs. K. EINaggar Showing their Mustang Spirit, Munster Stu- dents head towards the football field for a pep rally. Homecoming festivities not only provide entertainment for the student body, but also a chance for parents and the community to support school activities. Mr. Mrs. Dell R. Erickson Mr. Mrs. Richard E. Gardner Dr. Mrs. Henry G. Giragos Dr. Mrs. Cesar M. Gomez Mr. Mrs. Thomas Gozdecki, Jr. Dr. Mrs. John Gustaitis Pat Paul Hackett Ray Alice Halas Dean Marianne Hall Mr. Mrs. Andrew Hanusin John Irene Harney Linda Robert Hess Rick Pam Hollis Norman Sherry Houser Mr. Mrs. Ronald Jacobs Mr. Mrs. Irwin Janovsky Anne F. Johnson Robert Rita Kapp Jim Arlene Render Mr. Mrs. Joseph Kicho Chinsoo W. Kim M.D. Mr. Mrs. Merle Kiser Mr. Mrs. Lawrence Kocal Mr. Mrs. Gerald Koziatek Mr. Mrs. Alex Kozlowski Mr. Mrs. Stanley Kurz Mr. Mrs. Robert C. Lahey Mr. Mrs. Charles B. Lanman Mr. Mrs. Theodore Leask Mr. Mrs. E.M. Meagher Mr. Mrs. Thomas F. Moehl Dr. Mrs. John W. Mybeck Mr. Mrs. Richard R. Myer H. N. Noel Dr. Mrs. Seymour Oberlander Ron Margit O ' Connor Roy Roxanne Owen Mr. Mrs. Wayne Paulson Diane William Payne Mr. Mrs. J. Richard Payne Mr. Mrs. Kenneth Pierson Mr. Mrs. Jerry J. Pietrzak Ken MaryLou Porter Dr. Mrs. William Potasnik Mr. Mrs. Steve Preslin Ray Motors, INC Mr. Mrs. Gary Robbins Mr. Mrs. Franklin D. Rueth Floyd MaryLou Sanders Mr. Mrs. Gerald Schoenberg Mr. Mrs. James Schreiner Dr. Mrs. Jose F. Serrano Ed Jean Sidor Joe Tam Simonetto Paul Helen Skurka Nicholas J. Stiglich Dr. Mrs. Mervin C. Stover Mr. Mrs. John A. Thomas John Phyllis Uram Jim Kathy Wachel Mr. Mrs. Paul E. Waisnora Don Jean Williams Mr. Mrs. Raleigh Wolfe Dr. Mrs. Gerald Zucker Consumer ' s Digest Abbott, Patricia 76, 77, 204 Academic Counseling Services, Inc. 239 Academics Organizations Division 56, 57 Acheson, William 184 Actin Inc. 245 Activities Division 6, 7 Adams, Greg 212 Adams, Joseph Adams, Lori 212 Adams, WenDee 78, 79, 88, 93, 184, 186, 192, 200 Adich, Diane 103, 220, 227 Ads Division 234, 235 Administration 232, 233 Agness, James 212 Almase, Conrad 93, 220 Almase, Mark 79, 88, 93, 94, 184, 194, 227 Alonzo, Eric 184 Amar, Robert 204 Anasewicz, Susan 220 Andello, Tony 15, 39, 107, 184, 188, 192, 240 Anderson, Lori 12, 103, 130, 153, 220, 221 Anderson, Rodney 76, 220 Andreshak, Michael 122, 220 Appelsies, Robert 81, 184 Arcella, Thomas 141 Arcella, Tiffany 94, 100, 184 Arent, Laura 212 Arethas, Peter 220 Arges, Dimitri 220 Aden, Lisa 93, 95, 103, 104, 242 Artim, Mark 139, 141, 184, 198 Atwood, Amy 204 Auburn, Jennifer 37, 78, 93, 204 Autry, Michael 32, 34, 107, 139, 141, 212, 262 Babiji, Mary 204 Babjak, Kenneth Bacino, Gina 204 Bacino, Julie 22, 93, 161, 220, 221 Bacino, Phil Backe, Larry 204 Bados, Melissa 9, 94, 95, 96, 97, 105, 184, 243 Baffa, Janis 184 Baker, Carolyn 205 Baker, Charles Baker, Dana 75, 78, 212 Baker, Laura 75, 83, 135, 212, 216 Baker, Tammy 204 Balka, Russel 114, 128, 212 Balon, Helen 212 Balon, Julie 220 Bame, Joanne 94, 105, 184 Banner Foods 216 Baron, Kimberly 152, 153, 162, 163, 204 Barath, Glen 80, 204, 207 Barber, Michael 220 Barber, Michelle 184 Barber, Roger 80, 204 Bard, Tammy 94, 184, 196 Baron, Mr. Eugene 229, 230 Barrera, Deena 65, 184 Barsic, Shawn 174, 220 Bartok, Dawn 204 Bartok, Michele 204, 220 Basich, Michele 212 Battista, Mrs. Nancy 230 Battista, Todd 184 Bawden, Mr. James 233 Beach, Melinda 83, 212 Beaman, Elizabeth 220 Beatty, Eric 9, 95, 184 Beck, Jamie 8, 132, 177, 184, 198 Becker, Dr. Bruce F. 246 Beckman, Carol 9, 30, 37, 38, 54, 65, 78, 79, 180, 184, 186 Beckman, Wendy 24, 103, 107, 163, 212, 219 Beiriger, Carolyn 16, 204 Bello, Lisa 9, 94, 95, 97, 184 Belovich, Joseph 212 Benne, Chris 60, 78, 93, 121, 122 Benoit, Tad 69, 168, 184 Berbeco, Robert 105, 212 Beres, Joseph 212 Bernake, Frank 220, 225 Beshires, Shawn 220 Biesen, Mrs. Jean 230 Bischoff, Jason 107, 165, 204 Bischoff, Jennifer 75, 94, 104, 184, 249 Bittner, Beth 75, 204 Bittner, Lauren 75, 76, 105, 220 Blackford, Mrs. Joanne 229 Blackford, Randal 51, 69, 95, 107, 164, 165, 184, 188 Blackford, Robbie 212 Blackman, Steve 166, 167, 246 Blackmon, Tim 166, 167 Blaesing, Barbara 94, 184 Blaesing, Mary 23, 83, 103, 163, 220, 225 Blain, Julie 212, 214 Blanco, Scott 122, 204 Blaney, Richard 13, 14, 184, 186, 196, 198 Blesic, Sonia 93, 220 Bobeck, Christine 65, 83, 212 Boda, Sharon 212 Bodefeld, James 72, 105, 204 Boege, John 149, 204 Boege, Larry 32, 33, 75, 93, 104, 105, 204 Boersema, Laura 75, 220 Bogdan, Mrs. Mary 230 Bogumil, Robin 212, 214 Bogucki, Sandy 212 Bohlin, Carl 122, 220 Bohling, Brian Bohling, Chris 204 Bomberger, Craig 32, 34, 76, 93, 204 Bomberger, Kevin 76, 122, 220 Bon Ric Enterprises 252 Bossi, Frank 184, 196 Bowen, Patrick 220 Bowen, Esther Boyd, Ryan 212 Boyden, Constance 31, 32, 33, 34, 49, 50, 52, 62, 93, 103, 137, 161, 204, 205 Boyden, Thomas 93, 149, 168, 220, 221 Boyle, Kira 107, 130, 131, 190, 194 Boys ' Baseball 172, 173, 174, 175 Boys ' Basketball 146, 147, 148, 149 Boys ' Cross Country 128, 129 Boys ' Golf 166, 167 Boys ' Swimming 138, 139, 140, 141 Boys ' Tennis 124, 125 Boys ' Track 164, 165 Brackett, Russell 74, 75, 105, 122, 212 Brackett, Sheila 184 Bradley, Marie 83, 105, 204 Brakebill, Scott 122, 220 Branco, Chris 187, 192 Brasaemle, Mrs. Ruth 82, 84, 229 Brasich, Wally 79, 107, 168, 169, 184 Brauer, Martin 79, 88, 184 Brauer, Patrick 220 Braun, Mrs. Phyllis 85, 105, 229 Brazel, Grege 184 Brennan, Jeffrey 212, 216 Brennan, Jennifer 70, 204 Brennan, Sally 152, 153, 220 Brennan, Sean 220 Bretz, Melissa 132, 133, 143, 171, 181, 184 Breuker, Jamie 221 Breuker, John Broadmoor Clinic Pharmacy 251 Brodersen, Timothy 125, 212, 216, 219 Brooks, Carrie 164, 212, 213 Brown, Michele 183, 187 Brozovic, John 69, 73, 87, 185, 186, 187 Brozovic, Michael 122, 221 Brots, Dave Brots, Jennifer 221 Bryant, Darren 221 Bryant, Randy 11, 48, 107, 122, 185, 186, 187, 194 Bryant, Steve 212 Buchanan, Rich 78, 187, 198, 244 Bucko, Mrs. Theresa 230 Bukata, Pablo 65, 221 Bukowski, David 212 Bunny ' s Beaute Salon Burbich, Mrs. Elaine 229 Burger, Jeff 76, 221 Burns-Kish Funeral Home 257 Burson, John 122, 212, 216 Butterfingers 258 Buyer, Paul 76, 167, 212 Cabrera, Jerry 168, 221 Cak, Catherine 33, 75, 82, 105, 111, 212 Cak, Phil 105, 107, 204 Cala, Peter 204 Callahan, Denise 221 Callahan, Kenneth 187 Callahan, Tina 200 Calligan, Mike 149, 221 Calumet Auto Wrecking 252 Calumet Construction Corporation 247 Calvert, Julie 20, 65, 69, 80, 204, 245 Camino, Christopher 20, 48, 67, 103, 107, 111, 121, 122, 155, 177, 185, 187, 196, 198 Camino, Patricia 49, 69, 83, 93, 103, 105, 161, 221, 225, 168 Campbell, Donovan 221 Campo, Carlos 221 Canady, Tim 187 Candelaria, Christian 157 Caniga, Jill 187 Cantu, Rob 86, 122, 204 Carbonare, David 186, 187 Cardenas, Emiko 204, 260 Cardenas, Eunice 93, 105, 221 Carlson, Bill 204 Carlson, Charles 212 Carlson, Stacy 187 Carlson, Tim 12, 107, 149, 181, 204, 168 Carlson, William 204 Carpetland 243 Carter, David 151, 187 Carter, Lynn 30, 78, 204 Cashman, Amy 187 Castellaneta, Amy 212 Center Stage 239 Cerajewski, David 65, 93, 107, 121, 122, 151, 180, 187, 139, 173, 172, 174 Cha, Michael 93, 105, 204, 207 Chastain, Cheryl 94, 187, 260 Checroun, Steven 65, 204 Chen, Charles 65, 204 Chevigny, Cathleen 103, 105, 160, 161, 204 Chevigny, Julianne 16, 83, 93, 161, 221, 225 Chiaro, Dan 221 Chiaro, Sherry 187 Chip, Greg 70, 204, 208 Christopoulos, Anna 221 Christy, Annette 105, 187, 188 Chromchik, Mrs. Jerie 230 Chronowski, Christopher 221 Chronowski, Louis 36, 204 Chronowski, Michael 212 Chua, Emily 161, 212 Chua, Rachel 187 Chughtai, Ayesha 221 Ciesar, Heather 221 Ciesar, Michelle 221 Cipjch, Paul 212 Citizens Federal Savings 251 Clapman, Jeff 94, 187 Clapman, Jody 103, 105, 221 Clark, Mr. Phil 90, 229 Clark, William 221 Cleland, Andrew 204, 207, 38 Clements, Joanne 221 Cohen, Amy 212, 213, 214 Colbert, Daniel 212 Colbert, Rich 80, 204 Cole, Brian 187 Colias, William 64, 65, 187, 192, 255 Collins, Marty 122, 204 Colors-n-Coverings 239 Commercial Auto and Truck Supply 246 Communication 16, 17 Comstock, Kelly 71, 187, 190 Condon, Kerry 70, 78, 204 Connor, Crystal 187, 188, 225 Connor, George 221 Connor, Michelle 76, 221 Conway, Chad 187 Cook, Ron 212, 221, 174 Cook, Randy 212 Cook, Kristen 25, 103, 187, 190 Cooper, Cheryl 37, 78, 83, 212 Cornell, Catherine 212 Corona, Angela 187 Costello, Mike 32, 75, 105, 204, 160 Crary, Jomary 103, 221 Crawford, Lee Anne 8, 75, 97, 103, 187 Crist, Jenann 136, 163, 221 Crist, Kerri 80, 83, 204 Cristy, Annette 200 Crosby, Cindy 65, 79, 95, 204, 237 Crowly, Bob 187, 196 Crown Point Formal Wear 247 Crucean, Jeff 204 Cruz, Pocholo 79, 128, 155, 187 Cuban, Bill 189, 190, 196 Cuddington, Brian 76, 189 Cuellar, Jerry 54, 204, 249 Culbertson, Tricia 187 Curr Curran, Sean 222 Cyrier, Amy 187 Czapla, Connie 76, 171, 222 Czapkowicz, Joe 212 Czerwinski, Brian 212 1 Dahlsten, Carla 94, 95, 97, 137, 189, 198 Daros, Kelly 212, 247 Daros, Kim 186, 189 Davis, Laura 105, 204 Davis, Rich 37, 107, 141, 204 Davis, Ron 204, 210 Davlantes, Christopher 32, 33, 36, 59, 112, 34, 114, 176, 178, 189, 236 Dayney, Tim 80, 204 Deboer, Scott 76, 204 DeChantal, Denise 93, 212 DeChantal, Lynn 89, 222 Decker, Blake Dedelow, Brian 3, 93, 117, 146, 149, 189, 223 Dedelow, Jennifer 83, 105, 221, 222, 223 Deem, Wendy 76, 222 Deignan, Kerry 78, 93, 103, 212 Delaney, Dave 189 Dereamer, Tammy 222 De Rolf, Mrs. Rita 230 Dernulc, Tom 79, 204 DeRolf, Amy 212 Dettman, Denise 212 Deutch, Michelle 212 Diamond, Eric 33, 47, 75, 89, 93, 222 Diamond, Sean 94, 204 Dickerhoff, Dianne 76, 189 Dickerhoff, Suzanne 222 Dillon, Brian 53, 66, 122, 204 Dillon, Deborah 56, 79, 95, 189, 237 Dillon, Kevin 93, 141, 222 Dillon, Michael 92, 93, 189 Dinga, Crissy 83, 137, 171, 222 Dinga, DeeDee 83, 96, 134, 136, 171, 185, 189 Dimitroff, Darcie 222 Dixon, Rob 48, 78, 79, 97, 146, 147, 189 Djordjevich, Daniel 222 Dodd, William 149, 212, 271 Doing it right— Doing it left 98, 99 Doherty, Susan 126, 127 Dorsey, Steven 212 Doubfe Exposure 240 Dragomer, Mary 212, 216 Dragomer, Andrei Dryjanski, Dawn 204 Dryjanski, James 122, 222 Drzewiecki, Tammy Dunn, Kristi 29, 212 Duran, Christine 163, 212 Durham, Jennifer 94 , 97, 189, 194 Durham, William 156, 212, 216 Durta, Bryan 212 Dwenger, Matthew 122 Dye, Jay 20, 222 Dye, Jennifer 6, 14, 24, 55, 204 Dybel, Michele 97, 189 Dyuan, Christopher 122, 222 Dyuan, Lisa 103, 163 Dziecolowski, Matt 158 Dzurovcik, John 60, 78, 189, 166, 167 i Echterling, Bradley 93, 212 Echterling, Carolyn 80, 100, 101, 189 Echterling, Michael 212 Eckholm, Denise 72, 76, 107, 126, 127, 213 Eder, Mrs. Veda 230 Edington, Mr. John 182, 229 Edington, Johnna 213 Efron Efron P.C. 240 Efron, Jessica 25, 93, 95, 103, 204, 240, 254 Efron, Matthew 25, 26, 27, 88, 105, 212, 213 Egnatz, Jason 204, 208 Einhorns 242 Eldridge, Gary 93, 122, 149, 221, 222 Elish, Casey, 107, 204 Ellison, Kevin 63, 189 Elman, Eric 17, 65, 107, 122, 178, 205, 38 El Naggar, Mona 27, 94, 97, 103, 107, 189 Engle, Rich 110, 205 Enestrom, Mrs. Helen 68, 92, 183, 229 Enlow, Dawn 105, 213 Ensley, David 76, 222, 41 Erickson, Michael 222 Ernie Nims Blunt Ellis and Loewi 257 Estill, Lisa 95, 205 Etter, Wendy 222 Eurotan 257 0 Fabian, Natalie 83, 213 Fabisiak, Richy 72, 222 Faculty 228, 229, 230, 231 Faiman Kelly 189 Falaschetti, Jennifer 80, 105 Falaschetti Penney 189 Fall Play 32, 33 Falusi, Kimberly 83, 213 Fandrei, Dan 62, 107, 110 Fandrei, Robin 222 Farinas, Edgar 189 Fariss, Jennifer 222 Farkas, Brad 65, 205, 241 Farkas, Lynn 77, 213 Faso, Kristen 189, 190, 194 Feeney, Michael Feeney, Tim 26, 29, 103, 186, 189, 192, 196 Fefferman, Sheri 54, 213, 219, 239 Fehring, Mark 205 Feldman, Dawn 27, 107, 115, 205 Ferber, Lisa 87, 97, 107, 189 Ferro, Jay 105, 205 Fiegle, Nicole 132, 222 Fierek, Monica 76, 105, 205 Fiere, Thomas 222 Fijut, Greg 189 First National Bank of East Chicago 250 Fischer, Marilyn Mrs. 230 Fissinger, Christopher 101, 107, 146, 148, 149, 155, 168, 169, 189, 251 Fissinger, Mary 213, 219 Fitt, Jim 102, 189 Fix, Mr. Doug 84, 85, 229 Fleming, Brian 76, 205, 255 Flickinger, Lori 205, 263 Florczak, Jeff 213 Florczak, Judy 65, 189 Flynn, Daniel 222 Football 120, 121, 122, 123 Fortener, Cassandra 222 Fortin, Steve 65, 107, 128, 129, 205 Fortner, Mr. Donald 10,40, 64, 65, 229, 230 Fouts, Mrs. Patricia 230 Frade, Irma 105, 189 Franciskovich, Stacy 222 Franciskovich, Steve 112, 205 Frank, Maureen 205 Frank, Michelle 222 Frankovich, Jennifer Fraser, Jennifer 27, 105, 213 Frederick, Erika 76, 222 Frederick, John 97, 107, 189 Freeman, Jeffrey 186, 191 Freshmen 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227 Frigo, Marc 191 Frost, Jeffery 213 Fulkerson, Todd 191 Fulkerson, Tyrah 32, 75, 78, 93, 105, 106, 213 Fuller, Tom 8, 70, 191, 198 Fundraising 84, 85 § Gadzala, Meridith 213 Gaidor, Karvn 205 Gainer Bank 237 Gainer, Tom 186 Gaiewski, Lisa 213 Gallo, Robert 213 Galocy, David 213 Galocy, Scott 191 Galvin, Amy 9, 72, 97, 105, 191 Gambetta, Chela 107, 136, 191 Gamez, Cynthia Gardberg, Erik Gardberg, Mitchell 213 Gardner, Gretchen 132, 248 Gardner, Rich 122, 180, 205, 248 Garza, Toni 222, 227 Gauthier, Jim 94, 107, 140, 156, 191 Gedmin, Deanne 136, 137, 163, 205 Gentry, Ryan 222 Gentry, Tamara 205 George, Mary 101, 105, 205 Gerike, Tom 52, 128, 206 Gershman, Dave 93, 94, 206 Geyer, Dave 75, 96, 105, 206 Giannini, Brian 213 Gibbs, Dawn 47, 185, 191 Gifford, Daniel 65, 191 Gifford, Dennis 214 Gill, Daniela 24, 191 Gill, Tricia 214 Giorgio, Jim 26, 185, 191 Giorgio, Robert 214 Giragos, Renee 93, 214 Girls ' Basketball 142, 143, 144, 145 Girls ' Cross Country 126, 127 Girls ' Golf 130, 131 Girls ' Swimming 134, 135, 136, 137 Girls ' Tennis 160, 161 Girls ' Track 162. 163 Girls ' Volleyball 132, 133 Gladish, David 214 Glass, Amy 191 Glass, Christine 75, 191 Glass, Deborah 222 Glennon, Jeffery 214 Gloff, Christian 76, 214, 222 Gloff, Christopher 214 Gluth, Amy 76, 77, 105, 222 Gluth, Randall 107, 141, 214, 262 Godlewski, Lisa 78, 206 266 Index Goebel, Tara 30, 78, 206 Goldasich, Laura 132, 145, 220, 222 Goldberg, Stephen 103, 125, 191 Golden, Suzanne 191 Goldenberg, Amy 51, 90, 94, 190, 191, 194 Goldenberg, Harolyn R. 260 Goldschniki, Mrs. Leila 230 Goldsmith, Mike 84, 93, 94, 206 Golubiewski, Jill 107, 161, 191 Golubiewski, Nola 222 Golubiewski, Mrs. Patricia 229 Gomez, Eric 79, 97, 103, 191 Gomez, Lee 16, 186, 188, 196 Gonce, Marge 229 Gonzales, Lisa 15, 94, 105, 107, 138, 163, 206 Gonzales, Mike 1, 13, 14, 22, 141, 191 Gonzalez, Yvette 8 Goode, Lari 152, 153, 186, 191, 192, 196, 200 Gootee, Lesley 126, 206 Gootee, Randy 191 Gordon, Andrew 93, 205, 206 Gordon, Steven Gorski, Julie 89, 163, 222 Gower, Eric 214 Gozdecki, Michael 169, 214 Grabski, Joanna 222 Graduation 42, 43 Grady, Anthony 222 Granack, Nicole 222 Grau, Steve 222 Graves, Mr. Jeff 65, 102, 103, 229, 230 Gray, Joe 80, 107, 124 Gray, Michael 65 Gregor, Brian 191 Griffith Travel Center 243 Grim, Steve 65, 107, 140, 181, 206 Gronek, Gail 191 Gronek, Karen 214 Gross, Christopher 222 Grossman, Joel 64, 206 Grskovich, Greg 214 Grskovich, Kevin 191 Grudzinski, Randy 26, 32, 79, 103, 122 Grunewald, Jay 28, 30, 65, 69, 107, 149, 168, 186, 191 Guerra, John 222 Gulandi, Laura 72, 191 Gupta, Raymond 125, 222 Gupta, Usha 48, 93, 107, 161, 205, 206 Gustaitis, Michael 76, 105, 214, 222 Gustat, Dave 206 Gutierrez, Michael 128, 129 Guzior, Amy 214 Gymnastics 152, 153 I Haas, Mr. Dennis 122, 163 Hackett, Susan 31, 103, 106, 142, 145, 158, 162, 205, 206 Hahn, Andy 65, 105, 125, 206 Haizlip, Bradley 191 Hajduch, Drew 206, 214 Hajduch, Ray 214 Halas, Kristine 69, 80, 95, 107, 152, 153, 182, 206, 255 Hale, Steven 214 Hall, Hilary 105, 222 Hamilton, Amanda 222 Hampton-n-Highland 247 Hanas, Charles 40, 173, 188, 190, 191 Hanas, Tony 198, 194, 214 Hanas, Sean 90, 173, 190, 191 Hand, Karl 20, 69, 94, 193, 194, 241 Hanes, Kristen 222 Hansen, Erik 122, 214, 272 Hansen, Lewis 30, 146, 147, 148, 164, 180, 206 Hanus, Diane 214 Hanusin, Craig 206 Hanusin, Lisa 206, 207 Harding, Joseph 214 Harding, Paul 122, 222, 223 Harding, Ronald 188, 193, 198 Marie, Holly 83, 214, 215, 249 Harle, Kelly 14, 30, 75, 93, 206, 249 Harney, Maureen 161, 206 Harr, Marnye 57, 97, 103, 107, 193 Harrison, James 32, 75, 93, 107, 125, 206 Harrison, Jennifer 97, 103, 107, 193 Hart, Angie 206 Hastings, Mrs. Nancy 85, 94, 97, 229 Hatmalcer, Michael 65, 222 Haverstock, Mr. Art 113, 229 Hawkins, Mrs. DeEtta 71, 229 Hayden, Kelly 81, 105, 193 Hecht, Michael 193 Helms, Barb 75, 105, 222 Hembling, Candace 93, 222 Hembling, Wendy 193 Hemingway, Sandra 215 Hemingway, Tom 122, 154, 216 Herakovich, Darcy 95, 97, 131, 171, 191 Hernandez, Lisa 193 Hess, Mrs. Linda 233 Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Copy Editor Assistant Copy Editor Photography Editor Deanne Wachel Mitchie Jacobo Melissa Bados Darcy Herakovich Holly Sherman Assistant Photography Editor Ann Miller Layout Editor Layout Assistants Academics Editor Academics Assistants Activities Editor Activities Assistants Advertising Editor Advertising Assistants Organizations Editors Organizations Assistant Personalities Editor Personalities Assistants Head Photographer Photographers Adviser Amy Thomas (first semester) Lisa Arlen Melissa Lawson (first semester) Theresa Mintier Angie Paris Jenny Kopas Lisa Estill Sheila Higgins Marcy Kott Susie Hess Lori Van Senus Randi Schatz Cindy Crosby Kristine Halas Tracy Richards Shari Romar Julie Rubino Jessica Katz (first semester) Tammy Ochstein Eric Beatty Jessica Efron Michele Moskovitz Sue Pierson Ken Walczak Rob Blackford Randy Blackford Emily Chua Jeff Chapman Karen Livingston Tom Keiltyka Thad McNair Holly Sherman Dan Sorak Elana Stern Sue Wilson Linda Zondor (first semester) Mrs. Nancy Hastings Hess, Susie 49, 95, 103, 206, 258 Heuer, Robert 124, 164, 222 Heuer, William 193 Hibler, John 93, 107, 206 Higgins, John 78, 88, 107, 122, 156, 168, 186, 193 Higgins, Mrs. Mary 229 Higgins, Sheila 83, 93, 95, 206 Higgins, Susan 12, 13, 14, 29, 83, 103, 186, 222, 223 Highland Lumber Supply Inc. 242 Hinds, Mike 215 Hittle, Patty 107, 132, 157, 162, 163, 206 Hoch, John 79, 159, 206 Hoch, Maryjo 105, 215 Hoekema, Timothy 222 Hoffman, Daniel 222 Holidays 26, 27 Holden, James 122, 141, 222 Holland, Julie 215 Holler, David 149, 193 Holler, Dianna 83, 105, 215 Hollis, Daniel 122, 215, 219 Holmberg, Mr. Richard 63, 71, 72, 78, 229 Holt, Henry 122 Holtan, Sara 215 Homecoming 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Homework Hangover 66, 67 Hope, Chris 206 Hoogeveen, Andre 215 Horvat, Joan 10, 33, 96, 57, 188, 193, 200 Hosey, Pamela 193 Houser, Greg 78, 79, 206, 207, 245 Hovarth, Mrs. Maria L. 229 Howerton, Robin 222 Howerton, Sherri 80, 193 Hoyle, Patrick 215 Huckaby, Brett 206 Hudec, Tom 76, 222 Huether, Mrs. Elizabeth 229 Hulsey, Kenneth 222 Hunter, Beverly 80 Hunt, Mr. Dick 143, 144, 145 Hutsenpiller, Scott 223 Hurubean, Leslie 49, 69, 111, 191, 193, 245 Hurubean, Lisa 2, 20, 55, 60, 206, 208, 245 Hutchings, Tom 69, 206 Hybiak, Kimberly 76, 186, 193 I latrides, John 215 Ignas, Chris 28, 107, 124, 125 Impact Travel Service 252 Ingles, Lisa 76, 206 Ingram, Kim 156, 193 Ingram, Michelle 83, 215 Innovative Concepts 254 Irk, Jonathan 78, 193 Irk, Mike 2, 67, 106, 107, 111, 122, 206 Irv Lang Insurance Agency 246 Iwachiw, Jerry 215 5 Jaceczko, John 193 Jaceczko, Paul 97, 206 Jacobo, Dr. M.J., M.D. 238 Jacobo, Melissa 21, 25, 90, 206, 237 Jacobo, Michelle 94, 95, 97, 193, 237 Jacobs, Lila 75, 104, 215 Jain, Anil 215 Jain, Veena 65, 105, 215 Jain, Vi Jay 223 Jancosek, Cheryl 193 Jancosek, Gayle 75, 206 Janott, Jeff 223 Janott, Jill 83, 107, 186, 193 Janovsky, Barry 122, 223 Jansen, Dana 206 Jansen, Kristin 215 Janusonis, Laura 160, 161, 193 Jarrett, Blake 206 Jeeninga, Wendy 206 Jen, Anne Marie 206 Jen, George 223 Jeneske, Patrick 87, 215 jim Romar ' s Woodmar Country Club Golf Shop 246 Joe Hirsch 237 John Hodson 258 Jennings, John 35 Jepsen, Mr. John 140, 229 Jepsen, Jon 47, 193 Jerich, Jodi 10, 20, 33, 75, 78, 79 97, 178, 193 Jinenez, John 223 Johns, Kristen 76, 215 Johns, Tom 223 Johnson, Mrs. Barbara 64, 171, 229 Johnson, Christine 1, 16, 20, 47, 107 186, 192, 193, 198 Johnson, Darren 215 Johnson, Mrs. Doris 82 Johnson, Douglas 125, 223 Johnson, Jennifer 215 Johnson, Jodie 223 Johnson, Kim 206 Johnson, Mark 122, 206 Johnson, Michelle 215 Jones, Bonnie 215 Jones, Fred 168, 206 Jones, Jay 223 Jones, John Jones, Kelly 83, 136, 215 Jones, Michelle 83, 105, 107, 113, 126, 127, 163, 206 Joseph, Mrs. Cheryl 86, 229 Jostes, Trisha 75, 193 Jucknowske, Lori 223 Juniors 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211 Jurgenson, Curtis 76, 193 Jurgenson, Karen 223 i Kaegebein, Dan 76, 215 Kaegebein, Jeff 193 Kaegebein, Rebecca 193 Kadish, Mrs. Jean 80, 81 Kain, Greg 193 Kalnins, Inese 132, 215 Kalnins, Mara 193 Kane, Mrs. JoAnne 230 Kanic, David 215 Kapers, Kathleen 215 Kapers, Randy 224 Kapp, Jeff 2, 121, 149, 174, 175, 206 Kardaris, Georgia Karol, Steve 224 Karr, Penny 161, 215 Karras, Damon 177, 179, 205, 206 Karras, Eve 52, 54, 213, 215 Karras, Tom 108, 122, 155, 176, 206 Karulski, Brian 163 Karzas, Lance 215 Katris, Alexandra Katris, Dede 105, 224 Katz, Jessica 75, 104, 105, 243 Kazmer, Scott 193 Keen, Kristin 14, 16, 17, 29, 39, 49, 83, 180, 183, 206, 241 Keil, Mr. Martin 232 Keilman, Chari 195 Kellams, Dennis Kellams, Kristen 14, 94, 107, 206 Kellams, Melissa 215 Kelleher, Joseph 122, 224 Kelleher, Kristy 80 Kender, David 24, 149, 206 Kennedy, Kimberly 145, 195 Kernahan, Mr. Don 228 Keyes, Kathy 206 Kicho, Joseph 224 Kieft, Jackie 224 Kieft, JoEII 60, 206 Kieltyka, Tom 215 Kiernan, Joan 27, 29, 83, 94, 95, 97, 107, 132, 181, 195, 200 Kijurna, Natalie 83, 215 Kim, Caroline 75, 97, 105, 107, 195 Kim, Helen 224 Kincaid, Christine King, Mr. Jack 161, 169, 207, 228, 229 King, Joshua 224 Kisel, Janice Kiser, Sharon 76, 87, 195 Kish, Amy 93, 105, 141, 224 Kish, Debbie 48, 78, 79, 111, 190, 195, 196 Kish, Robert 13, 14, 33, 38, 206, 257 Kish, Terrana 224 Klawitter, Janice 195 Kloeckner, Michael 65, 215 Knight, Joseph 224 Knish, Mr. Dave 149 Kobe, Jeffery 215 Kobus, Lori 20, 54, 60, 90, 103, 206 Kocal, Kimberly 78, 79, 97, 107, 179, 195 Kocal, Mr. Lawrence 233 Kocal, Scott 215 Kocal, Teddy 65, 80, 206 Koch, Laura 195 Koepke, Deborah 224 Kogler, John 207 Kofisz, Ricky 207 Komyatte, Kristin 10, 17, 82, 83, 92, 93, 103, 152, 153, 207, 208 Koo, Cannon 64, 65, 195, 198 Koo, Jenny 37, 215 Kopas, Jenny 195 Ko penec, Cynthia 32, 36, 37, 78, 85, 93, 105, 114, 207 Korellis, Jackie 195 Kortenhoven, Christie 105, 215 Korycki, Denise 65 Kott, Marcelle 95, 195 Kottaras, Mary 195 Kounelis, George 195 Kounelis, Toula 224 Kouris, Mrs. Renee 33, 38, 183, 229 Kovachich, Diane 195 Kozak, Marla 215 Kozlowski, Joyce 12, 223, 224 Kozlowski, Judi Koziatek, Kimberly 223 Krainik, Michelle 65, 93, 205, 207 241 Kralj, Goran 12, 13, 14, 93, 111, 168 Krameric, Laura 131, 145, 224 Krevitz, Aron 69, 33, 38, 78 Kritzer, James 195 Krumrei, Carl 122, 174, 175, 195 Krusinawski, Robert 224 Kucer, Jeff 195 Kudele, Laurie 69, 267 Kulas, Mrs. Sally 230 Kumiega, Richard 13, 14, 29, 32, 38 Kurz, Kevin 106, 107, 149, 195 Kwasney, Jeff 224 i L M Jewelers 236 Labitan, Catherine 13, 83, 103, 212, 215 Labeots, Patty Ladd, Mr. Greg 32, 33, 35, 78, 106, 114 Lake Professional Pharmacy 243 Lamantia, Mantia Lamantia, Nancy 76, 224 Lambert, Andy 106, 121, 165, 195 Index 267 Lambert, Donald 54, 230 Lambert, Don 6, 195 Lambert, Rosalyn 116, 126, 127, 145, 165, 224 Lamott, Amy 26, 94, 130, 131, 248 Landay, Richard Lang, Marcia 5, 20, 52, 78, 111, 195, 203 Lang, Tom Langenberg, Robin 215 Langendorff, Peter 17, 205, 208 Langford, Sandra 103, 195 Lanman, David 103, 156, 164, 186, 195 Lantz, Penny 33, 34, 66, 87, 92, 93, 208, 211, 256 LaReau, Mr. Paul 112 Lark Clothing Company 252 Lasky, Kevin 107, 168, 180, 208, 246 Lavasco, Joe 164 Lawson, Cora 208 Lawson, Melissa 95, 195 Lawson, Wendy 215 Layer, Lisa 16, 34, 208, 258 Lazovich, Kim 195 Leask, Thomas 99, 185, 195 Lee, Edmund 195 Lee, Darin 215 Lee, Dawn 208 Lee, Michael 65, 122, 154, 176, 188, 195, 265 Leeney, Michael 195 Lennertz, Kim 65, 72, 80, 208 Leonard, JoEllen 78, 208 Lesko, Karen 76, 104, 105, 224 Lesko, Robert 65, 76, 104, 215 Lesniak, Rachel 195 Levan, James 195, 262 Levan, Michael 215 Levin, David 80, 208 Levy, Gary 65, 224 Lewellen, Julie 215 Lewis, Kent 81, 85, 129, 229 Liakopoulos, Eugenia 215 Liakopoulos, Maria 195, 196 Libak, Paulette 230 Liberacki, Diane 208 Lieser, Laurie 21, 90, 215 Likens, Christopher 224 Linnane, Tracy 224 Lively, Ron 208 Lively, Tina 224 Livermore, Christine 208 Livingston, Karen 50, 215 Livovich, Michael 232 Lobonc, Thomas 195 Loomis Cycle Sales, Inc. 244 Loomis, Richard 192, 195, 244 Lorenz, Brian 215 Lorenzi, Gregory 80, 192, 195, 221 Lorenzi, Neal Loudermilk, Robin 208 Lovasko, Joe 122, 224 Luera, Raquel 224 Luksich, Eric 195 Luksich, Jennifer 54, 119, 145, 215, 218 Luna, Antonio 195 Luna, Ricardo 224 Lusk, Tom 65, 68, 197 Lusk, Timothy 65, 113, 215 Lutz, Leslie 215 Lutz, Lisa 195 Lyudkovsky, Dennis 215 Maas, Andrew 58, 63, 68 Macenski, Mark 196 Mager, Kelly 208 Magrames, Deborah 196 Magremes, Jim 174, 224 Mahala, Kenny 107, 122, 174, 208 Malinski, Miss Paula 134, 136, 137, 229, 230 Maloney, Timothy 9, 196 Manahan, Jon 224 Maniotes, Sam 122, 215 Mann, Kevin 58, 107, 121, 168, 169, 185, 192, 196 Manous, Perry 97, 107, 173, 174, 185, 196 Mansueto, Andrew 196, 198 Mansueto, Lisa 107, 132, 133, 142, 145, 171 Manzano, Paul 79, 122, 158, 206, 208, 211 Marchard, Todd 215 Marcinak, Timmy 208 Marcus Auto L ease Corporation 261 Maria ' s Hallmark 253 Marich, Mirko 14, 38, 158, 185, 196 Mavkovich, Catherine 208 Marlowe, Ron 224 Marsh, Coach Leroy 13, 121 Marshak, Mr. John 232 Marshak, Rob 122, 141, 164, 224 Marshall, Fredrick 224 Mart-Webb, Mrs. Alyce 104, 105, 229 Masepohl, Holly 65, 76, 208 Masepohl, Scott 141, 224 Mason, Shelley 20, 208, 211 Matasovsky, Dale 30, 41, 196, 200 Mateja, Jill 215 Mateja, Timothy 196 Matthews, Eric 196 Matthews, Raquel 76, 105, 215 Matthews, Michelle 197 Mavronicles, Danielle 82, 83, 105, 106 Maxin, Renee 224 May, Carole 208 May, Marcia 197 Mazur, Jennifer 208 McCain, Kelly 215 McCain, Dave 208 McClaughry, Mr. Richard 233 McCloskley, Mrs. Gerda 229 McCormack, Brendan 149, 168, 224 McCormack, Erin 208 McCormack, Mrs. Kathy 230 McCormick, Steve 216 McCreight, Mrs. Elena 229 McCune, Eugene 80, 88, 208 McDonald, Mr. John 112 McDonough, Debra 80, 208 McGee, Mr. Jay 128, 129, 154, 165, 228, 229, 230 McGill, Laura 103, 224 McGregor, Scott 105, 197 McKinney, Amanda 224 McKinney, Collin 208 McMahan, Elaine 216 McMahan, David 88, 125, 216 McMahan, Steve 224 McNair, Thad 46, 93, 107, 122, 178 208, 211 McNary, Eric 208 McQuade, Laura 65, 97, 100, 105, 197 McSnane ' s 240 Meagher, Amy 197 Mears, Kelly Medlin, Dawn 29, 197 Medlin, Kathy 208 Megremis, Georgia 10, 13, 14, 197 Megremis, Jim 122, 149 Megremis, Steve 122, 151, 177, 178, 205 207 209 Mehta, Sanjay 93, 197 Meier, Nicnolas108, 197 Melby, Willian 122, 174, 224 Mellon, Betsy 209 Mellon, Michael 224 Melnik, George 174, 224 Melvin, Chris 224 Mendosa, Mrs. Sonia 230 The Mercantile National Bank of Indiana 255 Merrick, Champ 138, 140, 141, 209 Merritt, Randey 197 Mertz, Michael 122, 221, 224, 254 Mesterhiarm, David 216 Metz, Christine 197 Metz, Sharon 87, 197 Meyer, Dawn 91, 94, 197, 200 Meyer, Mrs. Helga 104, 229, 230 Meyer Brothers Lawn Care and Land- scaping 245 Meyer, Steve 77 Meyers, Melissa 209 Meyers, Tina 2126 Micenko, Mike 221, 224 Michaels, Melissa 209 Michel, Cynthia 75, 224 Mickel, Billy 75, 209 Mickel, Charles 75, 224 Michjel, Susan 197 Mickow, Marvin 65, 216 Mid America Mailers 249 Miga, Jennifer 6, 14, 63, 209 Miga, Kristin 10, 197 Mikaliah, John 224 Mikrut, Don 68, 122, 216 Mikrut, Steven 65, 138, 197 Milan, Lynn 105, 107, 197, 200 Miles, Dean 224 Military, Michele 197 Miller, Andrew 209 Miller, Ann 8, 197 Miller, Sally 10, 83, 107, 137, 186 197, 203 Milne, Tim 80, 90, 209 Miner, Dunn 241 Mini-Mag 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182 Mintier, Teresa 69, 107, 209, 160 Mintz, Gary 79, 94, 95, 105, 209 Misch, Jarett 66, 67, 209 Misch, Jim 65, 141 Misch, John 197, 205 Misczak, Amy 224 Mitchell, Lisa 78, 79, 197 Mitrakis, Afrokite 224 Mitrakis, Andrew 197 Mitrakis, Patricia 126 Moehl, Lynn 88, 107, 145, 209 Moeller, Mrs. Nancy 230 Mohiuddin, Ilyas 197 Molnar, Mrs. Gayle 230 Monak, Diana 8, 95, 107, 132, 209 Moore, Jimmy 209, 224 Moore, Michelle 69, 216 Morey, Ben 74, 224 Morey, Mrs. Penny 230 Morford, Darin 147 Morgan, Jean 224 Morgan, Margaret 97, 105, 197, 200 Morning vs. Nocturnal people 20, 21 Morrow, Bryan 63, 197 Moser, Jennifer 216, 218 Moser, Melissa 48, 162, 163, 209 Moses, Michael 224 Moskovitz, Michele 93, 95, 161, 209, 236 Moskowitz, Rachel 76, 224 Moskovsky, Steven 65, 122, 224 Muller, Diane 52 Mueller, Tammy 209 Muller, Ronald 197 Muller, Steve 80, 89, 112, 164, 224 Munster High ' s Believe It or Not 18, 18 Munster High School Booster Club 256 Munster Kiwanis 257 Munster Lanes 241 Munster Meat and Sausage Market 236 Muntean, Thomas 216 Murad, Sherrill 78, 79, 90, 197 Murphv, Colleen 78, 161, 214, 216 Musical 36, 37 Muskin, Stacy 216 Mussatt, Jeff 224 Musselman, Mr. Ed 66, 67, 125, 229 Muta, Jennifer 3, 154, 209 Mybeck, Dr. John 233 My beck, John 122, 205, 209 Myer, Mary 107, 216 Myers, Stephen 197 Nagl, Robert Nagubadi, Swamy 93, 141, 224 Nakamura, Takashi 197 Nakamura, Yoko 75, 216 Natale, Lisa 216 Nau, Jennifer 83, 163, 216 Nelson, Jim 224 Nelson, Julie 80, 105, 197 Newton, Briana 216 Niksic, Mr. Mike 174, 175, 229 Nimmer, Donald 197, 200 Nisiewicz, Cathy 23, 83, 225 Nisiewicz, George 199 Nobetny, Bryan 174 Noel, Amelia 76, 225 Noel, Morgan 76, 122, 216 Norman, Kelli 176, 216 Novak, Charles 75, 93, 103, 122, 165, 209 Novak, Michell e 78, 79, 97, 107, 136, 137, 192, 199 Novotny, Bryan 149, 225 Nowak, Christina 216 Nowak, Greg 225 Nowak, Lenny 12, 122, 209 § Oberc, Steve 76, 209 Oberlander, Mark 93, 94, 124, 125 Obuch, Cathy 65, 208, 209 Ochstein, Dr. Abraham J. 244 Ochstein, Adam 125, 213, 216 Ochstein, Tammy 93, 95, 105, 199, 244 O ' Conner, Chris 76, 224 O ' Conner, Mike 224 O ' Donnell, Jim 122, 224 Oi, Linda 209 Oi, Sandra 105, 216 Olesh, Vicky 224 Olmos, Yvette 216 Olson, Amy 205, 209 Opatera, Penny 224 Orlich, Janet 80, 105, 209 Orosco, Mrs. Emily 230 Osgerby, Ginger 209 Osinki, Kenneth 216 Ostopowicz, Mr. Don 76, 77, 230 Ostrowski, Jacqueline 199 Ostrowski, John 38, 80, 209 O ' Sullivan, Brian 216 Owen, John 58, 36, 79, 107, 122, 165, 199 Owenger, Mark 216 Pabon, Joe Pack, Cami 144, 224, 225 Page, Suzanne 28, 199 Paior, Carolyn 199, 217 Palmer, Jim 164, 209 Palmer, Kim 5, 132, 209, 262 Pamintuan, Sean 213, 217 Panfil, Michael 107, 199 Panares, Brenna 75, 81, 209, 252, 262 Pankey, Christopher 217 Panos, Athena 83, 105, 126, 163, 217 Panozzo, Mark 122, 224 Pardell, Julie 22, 107, 126, 127, 209 Paris, Angie 95, 209, 257 Paris, Steven 1, 107, 122, 146, 147, 181, 183, 190, 196, 199, 248 Partying 8, 9 Passales, Michael 199 Patel, Jay 217 Patel, Kavita 224 Patel, Tushar 93, 105, 108, 209 Patlyek, Susan 186, 199 Paulson, Amy 161, 216, 217 Paulson, Jennifer 66, 132, 142, 224, 227 Pavelka, Elizabeth 199 Pavelka, Jeffrey 2, 122, 209 Pavelko, Charles Pavicevich, Milos 107, 168, 209, 242 Pavich, Bill 24, 154, 209 Pavich, Carolyn 199 Pavich, Kathy 224 Pavlovich, Lisa 8, 199 Pawelko, Chuck 149, 224 Payne, Barbara 163, 126, 217 Payne, Curtis 199 Paz, Bill 122, 224 Paz, Harold 209 Pazera, Brian 199 Pazera, Mrs. Pamela 229 Pearson, Cindy 38, 76, 89, 162, 163, 224 Pecher, Christine 208, 209 Peiser, Eric 224 Pellar, Doug Pen-Mar Visual Communications 239 Pepe ' s of Munster Pepsi 237 Personal Sports 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159 Personalities Division 182, 183 Pestikas, Jenine 217 Peters, Dawn 224 Peterson, Jeremy 112, 224 Peterson, John 209 Peterson, Sabine 10, 80, 83, 199 Petrashevich, Sandra 199 Petrovich, Andrea 13, 14, 81, 83, 107, 171, 181, 199, 208, 209, 236 Pfister, Kurt 80, 199 Phaze I 236 Phillips, Brian 65, 217 Phillips, John 226 Pierce, Stephen 226 Pierson, Sue 95, 132, 209, 236 Pietraszak, Mike 75, 226 Pietrzak, Jerry 209 Piskula, Gary 217 Pitts, Michelle 199 Plantiga, Michelle 130, 144, 171, 217 Pluard, Pat 149, 226 Polis, Deborah 190, 199 Polite, Blase 32, 33, 34, 103, 217 Pollingue, Mr. George 229 Polls, Allison 226 Polundirak, Jeff 217 Pomeroy, Racheal 226 Pool, Cheryl 53, 83, 105, 107, 135, 136, 209 Pool, Rhonda 29, 75, 83, 214, 217 Porter, Daniel 16, 156, 164, 217 Potasnik, Jay 22, 107, 125, 217 Potts, Allison Powell, Eric 2, 79, 122, 209, 251 Premetz, Mrs. Patricia 45, 171, 229, 230, 242 Preslin, Brian 122, 179, 226 Preslin, Chris 79, 80, 158, 168, 209 Preston, Dr. John 101, 233 Price Realtors 249 Procopio ' s Ristorante Italiano 257 Prom 38, 39, 40, 41 Proudfoot, Matthew 65, 76, 114, 199 Przbyl, Shannyn 208 Przyoysz, Teresa 39, 105, 199 Psaros, Gregory 76, 199 Pudlo, Dianna 217 Pudlo, Raymond 199 Puls, Chrostopher 199 Pupillo, Jerry 84, 107, 150, 151, 207, 209 Purnick, Jeffrey 217 0 . Quasney, Jodi 105, 217 Quasney, Maci 105, 209 Quinn, Michelle 226 Raduenzel, Cally 105, 163, 217, 226 Raikowski, Robert Rakos, Paul 103, 168, 209 Raleigh L. Wolfe 240 Ramirez, Barbara 80, 98, 199, 226 Ramirez, Richard 226 Ramose, Roque 226 Rau, Patrick 217 Reck, Dave 80, 209 Redlarzeck, Mrs. Carolyn 113 Reddel, James 62, 217 Reed, Kenneth 141, 199 Reed, Ron 88, 94, 149, 209 Reffkin, Erin 161, 221, 226 Richard G. Reffkin, D.D.S. 251 Reister, Kenneth 76, 199 Remmers, Jennifer 16, 76, 226 Ribordy Drugs 244 Richards, Tracy 95, 209, 236 Richwine, Cynthia 93, 103, 107, 209 Richwine, Jennifer 9, 25, 55, 78, 138, 199 Rico ' s Pizza 247 Riebe, Michelle 107, 209 Riebe, Suzanne 76, 209, 226 Rigby, Susie 225 Rigg, Jill 211, 262 Rippey, Margaret 25, 57, 199 Risden, Tim 185, 209 Robbins, Brett 129, 165, 199, 200, 259 Robbins, Geanne 83, 163, 226 Robbins, Michelle 7, 129 Robertson, Mrs. Ruth 98, 229 Robinson, Kim 226 Robinson, Renee 76, 105, 217, 226 Robinson, Wendi 1, 199 Robinson, Rea Rogan Granitindustrie 251 Rogan, Stephanie 26, 226 Rogan, Timothy 41, 48, 198, 199, 251 Ron, Cindy 217 Roh, Steven 93, 199 Rollinson, Paula 209 Romar, Kathy 75, 78, 93, 104, 105, 226, 239 Romar, Shari 95, 105, 199, 239, 246 Root Photographers 259 Roper, Mark 149, 179, 226, 227 Roper, Mike 93, 107, 209 Rosales, Nureya 200 Rosario, Neil 22, 56, 103, 216, 217 Rose, Kevin 217 Rosen, Lisa 76, 226 Rosenfeldt, Virginia 112, 200 Ross, Mike 226 Ross, Nicholas 103, 217 Rossa, Dave 105, 122, 209 Rossa, Dennis 217 Rossa, Mrs. Letta 230 Rosser, Julie 219 Rossin, Brian 226 Rothe, Dana 200 Rouse, Jennifer 87, 200 Rovai, Dawn 209 Rovai, Mrs. Mary Ann 229 Rovai, Robert 69, 107, 122, 200 Roy, Andrea 22, 221, 223, 226 Rozmanich, David 200 Rubino, Julie 83, 93, 105, 200 Rudloff, Bryan 219 Rueth, Rachel 50, 97, 107, 163, 200 The Rush 239 Russel, Karin 226 Russel, Mr. David 229 Rzonca, Michael 64, 65, 164, 200 I Sabina, Laura 132, 142, 144, 145, 171, 205, 209 Sachs and Hess Professional Corporation 258 Safran, Julie 108, 209 Sahu, Dilip 219 Saklaczynski, Cammie 93, 103, 133, 226 Saklaczynski, Michele 80, 82, 83, 105, 163, 200 Saks, Mark 122 Saks, Paula 219, 226 Salzman, Stephanie 68, 78, 209 Samuels, Gregory 226 Samels, Jeff 65, 168, 210 Sanders, David 93, 122, 210 Sanek, Kristin 171, 226 Sanek, Larry 65, 122, 210 Sannito, Chris 210 Sannito, Timmy 30, 46, 118, 122, 179, 226 Santucci, Patricia 219 Scharfenberg, Juliann 219 Schatz, Randi 95, 201, 255 Schatz, Staci 161, 225, 226 Scheffer, Linda 29, 31, 68, 79, 82 Scheive, Frank 122, 219 Scheive, Joanne 230 Scheive, Phyllis 80, 210 Schmidt, Elaine 78, 219 Schnabel, Cynthia 76, 229 Schoenberg, Steve 107, 122, 194, 201 Schoon, David 122, 141, 149, 226 Schoop Hamburgers, 251 Schreiner, James 5, 198, 201 Schreiner, Pat 221, 226 Schroer, Timothy 219 Schwartz, Eric 76, 122, 226 Schwartz, Gregg 226 Schwartz, Margo 78, 210 Schweitzer, Laura 210 Scott, Cameron 141, 210 Scott, Greg 37, 125, 226 Scott, Christopher 196, 201, 210 Scott, Susan 210 Sears, Bill 210, 219 Seasons 24, 25 Seehausen, Cynthia 201 Sekhar, Giri 93, 219 Sekhar, Sashi 33, 93, 97, 105, 201 Seie, Becky 226 Sederis, Jonn 226 Seliger, Kristi 76, 105, 219 Seniors 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203 Serletic, Cindy 225, 226 Serletic, Laura 75, 210 Serrano, Michael 155, 156, 201 Seward, Mitchell 219 Sfura, Richard 113, 219 Shah, Shefali 226 Sharky, Vicki 230 Shaver, Christopher 23, 149, 219 Sheeman, Brian 219 Sheehy, Katie 83, 136, 210 Sherman, Andrew 32, 75, 79, 216, 219 Sherman, Holly 75, 79, 93, 95, HI. 201 Shegich, Chris 210 Shimala, David 201, 239 Shinkian, George 229 Shoemaker, Charley 8, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 75, 78, 93, 94, 103, 105, 107, 122, 158, 210 Shoup, Rachel 78, 210 Shutan, Gary 2, 148, 149, 174, 175, 210 Shutan, Gregg 52, 115, 149, 173, 174, 210 Siavelis, Mary 75, 201, 203 Sickles, Jayme 201 Sideris, Spiro 210 Sidor, Anita 78, 79, 97, 107, 132, 201 Siebecker, Kristen 226 Sikorski, Bill 80, 210 Sikorski, Stephanie 186, 196, 198, 201 268 Index Silverman, Tracy 28, 83, 225, 226 Simko, Cindy 103, 144, 170, 171 Simko, Mike 2, 167, 210, 219 Simmons, Kip 219 Simonetto, Kemp 226 Sims, Kathryn 76, 105, 107, 219 Sipple, Cathy 226 Sipple, Patrick 45, 210 Siska, Laura 76, 133, 171, 219 Siurek, Brian 226 Sizzler Family Steak House 242 Skertich, John 226 Skov, Toby 226 Skurka, Karen 49, 50, 52, 54, 86, 93, 86, 103, 210, 236, 241 Slathar, Laurie 210, 260 Silvka, John 122, 210 Slonaker, Mark 79, 105, 218 Slosser, Billy 76, 218, 219 Small Changes, Big Difference 58, 59 Smallman, Mrs. Nancy 233 Smick, James 33, 34, 75, 93, 210 Smiley, Mike 210 Smisek, Lisa 76, 210 Smith, Chris 76, 226 Smith, Colleen 136, 218, 219 Smith, George 218 Smith, Kevin 29 Smith, Melanie 210 Smith, Rob Smith, Tammy 75, 210, 1 Smogolecki, Mary 78, 176, 201 Smolinski, Mrs. Mary 230 Snow, Jim Sobolewski, Matt 128, 164, 221, 226, 227 Soccer 168, 169 Soderquist, Debby 50, 53, 210, 258 Soderquist, Pam 53, 105, 226 Softball 170, 171 Sohrbeck, Michelle 218 Solan, Joseph 91, 125, 210 Solcazk, Mrs. Mary 230 Soltis, Daniel 107, 173, 174, 180, 201 Soltis, Sheryl 24, 162, 163, 210 Somenzi, Debbie 136, 226 Somenzi, Cathy 201 Sonner, Gary 201 Sophomores 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219 Sorak, Daniel 1, 9, 95, 128, 201 Sorak, Lillian 70, 210 Sorak, Phil 47, 122, 226 Spangler, Coach Dennis 122, 162, 163 Spitzer, Mr. David 14, 17, 30, 63, 97, 102, 230 Spoerner, Alan 75, 76 Sports Division 116, 117 Spring Play 34, 35 Sri, Ted 218 State Farm Insurance 245 Steiner, Dave 40, 79, 185, 201, 203 Sterks 249 Stern, Elana 72, 76, 218 Stevens, Nancy 201 St. Leger, Valerie 37, 78, 210 Stereotypes in Classroom 110, 111, 112, 113 Stern, Michael Stevens, Danielle 66, 210, 211 Stewart, John 76 Stiglich, Nick 210 Stojkovich, Helen 75, 208, 210 Stone, Richard 210 Stoner, Floyd 12, 168, 208, 210, 239, 242 Stover, Elizabeth 226 Strachan, Jan 218 Strange, Dina 80, 218 Strange, Debbie 201 Strater, Jeff 14, 75, 93, 105, 226 Strick, Steven 122, 149, 218 Strudas, Jeanne 94, 208, 210, 242 Struss, Cathy 216 Struss, Nick 95, 201, 218 Sublett, Kathy 94, 107, 111, 130, 131, 194, 201 Surufka, Mark 210 Sus, Michele 218 Suter, Leanne 28, 171, 133, 218 Swart, Bill 122 Swart, Wayne 210, 226 Szakacs, Paul 218 Szala, David 75, 107, 201 Szany, Stacy 226 Tafel, Gwendolyn 73, 201, 202 Tafel, Marybeth 93, 107, 210 Taillon, Edward 210 Takles, Angie 210 Takles, Deno 97, 107, 201 Tangerman, Troy 111, 210, 254 Tatum, Ms. Debbie 74 Tavern, Mr. Leonard 232 Tavitas, Adam 174, 214, 218 Taylor, Tad 63, 93, 128, 129, 165, 199, 201, 202 Ted Muta Advertising and Sales Promotion 247 Teller, Jennifer 210 Temple Pharmacy 261 Tennant, Mr. John 232, 233 Terranova, Roberta 5, 16, 33, 54, 93, 97, 107, 171, 201, 202 Tester, Dan 210 Tharp, Daniel 93, 106, 107, 123, 164, 210 Thill, Christy 218 Thomas, Amy 41, 95, 201, 202 Thomas, Mr. James 230 Thomas, Lisa 105, 137, 218 Thompson, Angel 226 Thompson, Art 105, 122, 226 Thompson, Lynnette 22, 210, 249 Thorton, Carmi 161, 133, 177 Titles, 247 Tobias, Scott 216, 218 Tobin, John 202 Tobin, Patty 21, 210 Torreano, Jim 122, 226 Tosiou, Alex, 200, 202 Travis, Matthew 1, 99, 107, 122, 178, 202 Trgovcich, Diane 144, 163, 226 Trgovcich, Joanne 202 Trilli, Kevin 218 Trippel, Fred 70, 210 Trippel, Rosanne 75, 78, 105, 218 Trost, Becky 226 Trost, Bernadette 218 Tsakopoulos, Angie 61, 218 Tsakopoulos, Angelo 103, 202 Tsakopoulos, Dina 71, 69, 80, 202 Tsirtsis, George 150, 151, 216, 218 Tsoutsouris, Mrs. Charlene 228, 230 Tyrrell, Bradley 48, 107, 138, 139, 141, 202 Ullman, Mr. Donald 230 Underwood, Dr. Wallace 232 Unnoticed Classroom Behavior 108, 109 Uram, Dale 210 Urbanski, David 97, 107, 111, 122, 196, 202 Uzubell, Jen 105, 226 Vale, Suzette 65, 190, 200, 202 Vance, Wendy 202 Vanderhoek, Jen 26, 76, 163, 226 Vanderhoek, Michele 182, 210 VanOrman, Wade 33, 75, 94, 105, 210 Vanes, Eric 226 VanSenus Auto Parts 241 VanSenus, Lori 49, 93, 103, 210, 241 VanVactor, Heather 37, 63, 75, 92, 93, 105, 106, 218, 32, 36 VanZyl, Mrs. Dorothy 230 Vasquez, Marla 226 Vasquez, Mike 213 Velasquez, Michael 218 Vickers, Kim 226 Video Movie Center 258 Viellieuv, Brigitte, 52, 83, 93, 103, 105, 177, 210 Vlasich, Mike 226 Vlasich, Nick 202 Vogt, Chris 98, 218 Volk, Jeff 107, 121, 202 Vranesevich, Tony 107, 121, 210 Vranich, Mark 200, 202 Vrehas, Ted 122, 226 Vrlik, Cindy 190, 202 Vrlik, Jen 105, 226 Wachel, Deanne 94, 95, 96, 97, 105, 107, 171, 202 Wadsworth, Aaron 121 Waisnora, Paul 202 Walczak, Ken 9, 95, 128, 202 Walker, Aleen 202 Walker, Doug 164, 226, 236 Walker, Kimberly 202, 41 Wall, Darla 211 Walsh, Kristen 144, 171, 226 Walsh, Todd 211 Walter, Andrew 226 Wampler, Michelle 250, 211, 248 Ward, Chislaine 218 Ward, Heidi Ware, Melody Wasilak, Stephanie 211 Watson, Mrs. Annette 230 Watson, Don 188, 202 Watson, Michael 24, 37, 65, 107, 117 121, 178, 198, 202 Webber, David 121 Webber, Frank 226 Weekends 22, 23 .Wein, Karl 141, 226 Wein, Paul 211 Weiss, Mrs. Marsha 97, 230 Welch, Mrs. Janet 230 Welcome World Travel Agency 252 Welsh, Laura 10, 161, 218 Wenner, Allison 190, 194, 202 Werth, Eric 93, 211 Wheale, Pam 218 While, Adam 207, 211 White, Christine 218 White, David 13, 14, 69, 186, 194, 202 Whited, John 226 Whitely, Mrs. Anne 108, 230 Whitely, Mr. Thomas 51, 98, 99, 112 130, 230 Whitlow, Andrea 52, 116, 163, 211 Wicinski, Jackie 55, 202 Wicinski, Julie 48, 218 Wiesner, Sherri 65, 211 Wiley, Kimberly Wiley, Larry 226 Wilke, Fritz 65, 218 William R. Haak Trucking 243 Williams, Charlisa 226 Williams, Don 69, 76, 128, 226 Williams, Todd 157, 202, 211 Williams, Todd 9, 93, 95, 107, 202 Williamson, Jim 226 Wilson, Carl 218 Wilson, Danny 65, 218 Wilson, Frank 218 Wilson, Michelle 218 Wilson, Sue 202 Winkler, Lisa 105, 107, 211 Winter Formal 28, 29 Winter Spirit Week 30, 31 WisniewsKi, Miss Annette 105, 230 Wisniewski, Dawn 105, 111, 211 Wisniewski, Jennifer 202, 207 Witecha, Greg 75, 93, 226 Witham, Jeff 101, 107, 202, 41 Witham, Kathy 218 Witmer, Thomas 211 Wittgren, Mrs. Brigitte 230 Wojcik, Kathleen 13, 14, 29, 107, 186, 200, 202 Wojcikowski, Richard 218 Wojkowiak, Brian 218 Wojtowich, Scott 141, 226 Woitowich, Robert 65, 211 Wolak, Monica Wolak, Mrs. Pauline 230 Wolf, Elaine 89 Wolfe, Michael 185, 202 Wong, Peter 218 Wood, Erik 141, 211 Wood, Tim 122, 179, 226 Wood, Pam 202 Wood, Shaun 159, 202 Woodrick, Mr. Ed 164 Woodworth, Mrs. Phyllis 230 Wooldridge, Scott 219 Wrestling 150, 151 Wrona, Beth 105 Wrona, Bill 97, 121, 219 Wrona, Dawn 8, 107, 132, 144, 170, 171, 174, 202 Wulf, Linda 93, 105, 163 Yang, Donald 125, 219 Yang, Nancy 25, 33, 65, 75, 97, 103, 105, 130, 202, 246 Yarck, William 219 Yates, John 21 Year Round Training 118, 119 Yekel, Bridget 109, 202 Yerkes, Mr. Jack 230, 236 Yerkes, Jill 49, 211 Yorke, Mrs. Mary 228, 230 You, Edward 219 You, Robert Yuraitis, Keith 219 Zabrecky, Greg 149, 211 Zabrecky,. Marie Mrs. 23, 230 Zaiac, Amy 75, 105, 219, 236 Zalkowski, Russell 211 Zandstra, Mert Mrs. 230 Zandstra ' s Store for Men 249 Zaun, Kevin 22, 79, 84, 93, 211 Zaun, Kristin 17, 93, 103, 219 Zawada, Jeff 9, 12, 28, 73, 202 Zawada, Renee 163, 211, 226, 227 Zemaitis, Brian 226 Zemaitis, Robert 14, 100, 102, 202 Zeman, Andrew 30, 219 Ziants, Christina 78, 83, 94, 211 Zoete, Chris 76 Zoeteman, Dan Zoeteman, Keith 219 Zondor, Linda 13, 14, 202 Zucker, Gerald I. 245 Zucker, Lisa 27, 105, 211 Zudock, Chrisy 103, 226 Zudock, Tom 9, 211 Zudock, Violet Mrs. 73, 230 Zuharskey, Stephaney 69, 198 Zurad, Ruth 8, 144, 208, 211 Qd jphw In between these 272 pages, throughout seven dead- lines, the Paragon staff has proved our theme, " No Doubt About It " above and beyond the basics. This vol- ume 20 yearbook was processed by Herff Jones Year- books, in Montgomery, Alabama, who printed 1000 copies using offset lithography. The staff designed lithograph cover is printed in 6 applied colors. Cover type included Mistral for theme, and Eurostyle Extended, used for Paragon ' 85. Using 160 pt. Binders Board, the cover was Smythe sewn, rounded, and backed. The finished cover was lamenated. Within the cover, 272 pages of 80 lb. Bordeaux paper was used. Endsheets display a school design printed in turquoise and black. The opening signature featured four-color photogra- phy with accents in ultra blue. Divisions featured tur- quoise accents on a black and white spread. Opening, division, and closing type is 18 pt. Lydian with 48 pt. large initial words. Activities mini-mag copy is set in 10 pt. and 8 pt. Lydian captions with bold lead-ins. The remaining body copy is 10 pt. Optima with 8 pt. Optima used for captions. The large initial caption letters vary to match subhead type. Headline type varied throughout the sections of the book, with most being set by the staff in Formatt letter- ing. Theme headlines are in Formatt Mistral. Activities headlines were set in 60 pt. Brush shadowed in 50% black with a lead-in set in 36 pt. Spartan Light. Activities Specials are in Formatt Serif Gothic Regular with an 18 pt. Helvetica Italic subhead. Academics headlines are in Formatt Gothic Extra Bold, with a lead-in in 18 pt. Chelsa Light Italic. Academics specials headlines are 36 pt., 48 pt., and 60 pt. Large letter in formatt Caslon No. 540 with a subhead in 24pt. Spartan Medium Italic. Academics sidebars have " Attention to, " in 48 pt. Serif Gothic Light, " Details " in 48 pt. Helvetica and a kicker in 14 pt. Se rif Gothic Italic. The pull quote is printed in 70% black Chelsa light Italic. Organizations headlines are in 36 pt. Chelsa Light with the large initial letter in 120 pt. The kicker is in 18 pt. Chelsa light Italic, and the pull quote is in 70% black Chelsa light Light Italic. Organizations Specials headlines are in Formatt Avant Garde Gothic light with the large letter in Formatt Cen- tury Nova. Subhead is printed in 14 pt. Garamond. Orga- nizations sidebars have " Attention to " in 42 pt. Serif Gothic Light Italic with the " A " in 60 pt., and " Details " in Helvetica Italic. The subhead is in 14pt. Serif Gothic Ital- ic. Athletics headlines are in 48 pt. Formatt Windsor Elon- gated. The subhead is in 18 pt. Century Schoolbook. Personalities (seniors, juniors, and Sophs) headlines are in 30 pt. Optima Black with a subhead in 18 pt. Optima. The freshman, faculty, and administration spreads have main headlines in 60 pt. Formatt Calson 540 com- bined with 36 pt. Formatt Kaufman Script light. Subhead is in 18 pt. Times Roman. Ads feature headlines in 36 pt. Stencil with digest label in 18 pt. News Gothic. Root Photographers of the 1131 West Sheridan Road in Chicago, IL photographed all faculty and student por- traits, while the majority of the candid photos were tak- en by staff photographers. We close with our deepest thanks to Mr. George Kingsley for his specific directions; Maria for her melodi- ous voice: the local restaurants for giving us our much needed nourishment on our all-nighter; but most of all, Mrs. Hastings for being brilliant, patient, always available, and a good friend to us all. Index Answers have been pro- vided to clarify that Munster is flowing with unique innovators, competitive win- ners, spirited supporters, and dedicated achievers. There is nothing left to ques- tion. With the aid of the 5 W’s and H, it just goes to show that in every aspect of MHS, there’s NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Spirit is generated in various sports ii many different and original ways. During . Varsity Volleyball game, sophomore Junio Varsity player Gretchen Gardener shows he enthusiasm in a unique way while cheerinj the team on to victory. Banding together with his fellow musi- cians, junior Dan Colbert displays his talent on the tuba and his preference of decorations for his jeans during the halftime festivities of a Hobart home basketball game. 270 Closing Stretching his legs over a row of seats, senior Dave Steiner takes a break from a hec- tic rehearsal for " Guys and Dolls” to catch up on his homework. The last week before the performances was reserved for dress re- hearsals which often required musical par- ticipants to stay late and use any spare min- utes to finish assignments for the next day of class. Tennessee is an appropriate rest stop for the 37 members of Project Biology on their trek to Big Pine Key. After many days of class beginning at 6:50 a.m., their sign says it all about feelings of finally being on their way. You, you, you . This chant resounds through the rafters of the Calumet Fieldhouse as sophomore Bill Dodd and his fellow cheerers inform a Merrillville player of his foul during the basketball Sectional tourna- ment. Red and white faces and clothes and boisterous voices appeared at the game to help the Mustangs on to a victory over Mer- rillville. 54-52, in the first game. Closing 271 atching his teammates perform while waiting for his part in the routine, sophomore Erik Hansen jokes around with a cheerleader’s poms. Getting ’’spirit lifters” in order to keep up with the times as well as to boost morale during basketball games goes to show from academics to activities, there ' s NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. 272 Closing t - — — — — — — - — — —

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