Griffith High School
600 North Wiggs
Griffith, IN 46319
Go For The Gold
Go For the Grades
Go For the Goals
Got the Gold
Goin ' for the Gold was the sophomore
class ' theme during Homecoming to tie
in with their float which was construct-
ed in the shape of the scarecrow from
the Wizard of Oz.
We started out with a simple idea after viewing the
Bronze 1984 Olympics. It took a little while but we decid-
ed we could develop a few ideas with it. Eventually, we realized it
was a mediocre theme with OK potential. We experimented with it
and only came up with a few reasons why we could use it. The
yearbook would be your plain and average run-of-the-mill publica-
Soon, we thought of a better idea to support our
CMlVer choice. What better theme for us than “Go For The
Gold” since our own colors are black and gold. Mo one else could
possibly use it as effectively except Purdue or Horace Mann, but
we were not in as much competition with them to produce a
decent book. We would definitely have a good yearbook.
fs | i We got it! Isn’t this year our football team’s fiftieth
VJOIQ anniversary? Of course. Black and gold, fiftieth anni-
versary, Olympics, why not? Wait a minute. Does anyone else
have a golden anniversary this year? Mo. Are their colors black and
gold? Mo. Were they as enthusiastic about the Olympics as Griffith
students were? Well, maybe, but two out of three isn’t bad. We will
have the best yearbook yet. Don’t close until you’ve experienced
the fun and excitement we’ve had in putting this one together.
Let's get fired up! The varsity players cheer their
team towards a victory over the Calumet Warriors.
•2-Go For The Gold
In a frenzy of roaring and shouting the juniors try to
use their vocal cords to place points for activities
Go team Go! Junior Barb Maglish sparks the crowd by
displaying school spirit Homecoming night.
Go For The Gold-3-
Best years of your life. That’s what many people say about their high school years.
Even if you disagree, they will remain with you as memories for your lifetime. Many
years from now you will look back on high school and you will laugh at the good times
and the bad times that you survived.
Remember the times you cheated in Algebra or ditched school? Remember when
you ran home from school to beat your parents to the poor work notices? What about
the time when you dropped your lunch tray and everybody turned around and laughed
at you? These are some of the things you may have experienced.
Many athletes will remember the practices after school, or before school and having
to get out of bed before the sun rises and swimming until you feel like your arms will
fall off. Some endure after school practices when everybody else goes home to study
for that 200 point calculus test tomorrow.
Surely the cheerleaders won't forget the icicles that formed on their legs at the
football games that were ten degrees below zero. But those outfits look so cute, even if
their knees are knocking together.
Have you ever wondered about the student who got all of those A’s? Many of us
don't have the drive to study that hard, but; wouldn’t you just love to bring home that
report card with straight A s just once?
High school for some students is one big joke. Having a fun time is the main idea for
most of them. Hopefully, they will learn a little along the way. But the majority of
students are "average.” These are the people who work a little and goof off a little but
still seem to make it in the end.
But most of all, you'll probably look back and remember your teachers, the good
and the bad. These are the people who have taught you to go for your dreams,
whatever they may be.
These are the beginning of the many golden days of your life. Make the best of
Showing their support. Students, parents, and
friends attend the Homecoming football game with
Need any help? Ask Red Cross volunteer junior Shar-
on Bough, but don 't expect help, it's just a costume.
Seeing a guy dressed as a
girl or visa versa, you might
think the students going to
GHS were weird. That’s only
their way of showing school
Spirit Week is a time to
show school support and build
up enthusiasm for Friday's
game. "Spirit Week is a fun
time. It's a time for students
to let go and also show school
spirit," says junior Beth
The students dress
differently every day of the
week. Monday students wore
either their shirts or pants
backwards or inside out, or
Tuesday was hat and
sunglasses day. Students
showed spirit by dressing nice
on Wednesday, which was
Dress-Up Day. A double show
of spirit was shown on
Thursday. During school,
students wore costumes, at
night they showed it by
coming to Activities Night.
"At Activities Night it's neat
to see how many people show
up and to spend time with
friends," said junior Ruth
Obermeyer. Then the big day
arrived, Black and Gold Day
and the game were on Friday.
This was the day when the
student body showed most of
their spirit, with over 80
percent of the student body
dressed in black and gold.
The senior class had shown
the most spirit during the
week, the juniors placed
second, followed by the
sophomores. "I think the
seniors showed really great
spirit," said senior class
president Chris Gall. "Also,
I'm glad students did their part
by pitching in and dressing up
on these days."
We're Number One! The senior class
cheers on other class members during
the battle of the classes on Activities
A Sinful Saint. Junior Bryan Barus
shows his spirit as well as his legs and
poses as an expectant "mother" nun.
Nerds of a Feather Flock Together.
Seniors Doug Spitz and Dave Rhodes
dress up to help their class win Dress-
Panther Country. Juniors Lisa
Barnard and Cathy Osborne cheer
loudly during the pep rally to get rowdy
for the game.
Let 's Go! Seniors Polly Ward and
Maria Voyak get ready to go home
after a long, exhausting day at
Gossiping again? Juniors Dan
McCoy and Julie Sanders converse
in the hallway before school starts a
“Hey, stop that! I don't like
being kicked and pounded on!
Have a little respect for me!
After all, I do hold all your
books and garbage for you!
Where else would you keep all
of your junk!"
"It's not my fault I’m not
taken care of! I know my door
doesn’t open half the time and
my lock doesn't work, but
that’s not my fault!
"Why do you yell at me
when things fall out all over
the floor? I'm not the one who
shoves me full of books,
papers candy wrappers and
dirty gym clothes! If you
would keep me cleaner maybe
I would be of better service to
“Why do you insist on
leaving old lunches and
crumbs in me? When you do
that I get little black bugs
crawling all over the inside of
me! The smell gets to be so
bad I can hardly stand to smell
"I wish you could come
around a little more often! It
gets lonely while everyone is
in class. Well, there is always
a little bit of action in between
classes. It really gets lonely
when you go home. There are
always the janitors around
"After staying alone all
night I really enjoy seeing all
the people come in in the
morning. I hear all of the latest
happenings! Especially on
Monday, after the weekend.
"I really get lonely after
holidays and long weekends
and I'm even happier to see
you! Well, you’d better hurry-
up before you're late to your
next class! I wouldn’t want
you to be counted tardy. See
you in between the next
I'm going to be late! Junior Cheryl Mu I-
linix grabs her books for next class be-
fore the teacher counts her tardy.
In five minutes, junior Krissy de la Vega
grabs her books before heading to her
/ft** Reign Tonight?
Faint, shock, excitement,
were the feelings Senior Jill
Hilbrich felt when she was
crowned Homecoming Queen
during halftime. “It was a
dream come true for me,"
says Jill. Out of three other
sisters nominated Jill was the
only one to be named queen.
“At first I couldn’t believe it,
then when it finally sunk in I
thought I was going to faint. 1
felt so honored, too. I was
really happy when my family
and friends came down to the
field after announcing my
Super happy, overjoyed,
and very enthusiastic were
just some feelings senior Jeff
Bridges felt after being named
Homecoming King. "Actually
feelings could not express how
happy I really was,” says Jeff.
"This is the very best birthday
present I have ever received. I
was really honored to be
The Queen's court
consisted of seniors Tricia
Jeremiah, Cristina Ruiz, Lisa
Govert, and Kim Filkowski.
The King's court included
seniors Mike Burge, Dave
Rhodes, Mike Brill and Don
Also, during the halftime
activities the winner of spirit
week and the floats were
The spirit flag was given to
the senior class, with juniors
in second, and sophomores in
third. In the float competition
the juniors came in first with
the “Tin Man”, the seniors in
second with the "Cowardly
Lion”, and then the
sophomores with the
Topping off the night, the
Panthers beat the Warriors 26-
After an amusing Spirit Week and Grif-
fith leading at halftime. Jeff Bridges
and Jill Hilbrich reign as king and
Congratulations! After Jill Hilbrich was
announced Homecoming Queen friends
surround her to share the excitement.
Water break. Juniors Kenny Konopasek
and Mitch Marcus quench their thirst
before returning to help win the game.
Entertaining at halftime Dennis Wojcie-
chowski plays the xylophone for the
GHS band under the direction of Mr.
Usually on black and gold day people
wear the school colors on clothes, but
this student carries it a step further by
painting his face in school colors.
More to Fun
Griffith has won the
Homecoming game against
Calumet and students head for
the last homecoming activity
of the year, the dance.
As the students walk to the
upstairs gym they see the
gym transformed into an
exciting dance floor.
Some students run to join
their friends in the latest
dance moves and to exchange
stories about the events of the
evening. Other students take a
spot along the wall to watch
for that special person they
want to dance with.
The music played at the
Homecoming dance varied
from slow to fast rock and
more modern music played,
also. Junior Dave Nash said,
“I really thought the dance
was great, and the music that
was played made it really
good." The music for the
dance was provic^ed by Terry
The Varsity Club sponsored
the Homecoming dance. Mr.
Les Thornton, Varsity Club
sponsor said, “I thought the
Homecoming dance went
really well, and it has
traditionally for the past six or
seven years. I felt the music
was very good. The students
all behaved well, and there
just weren't any problems."
The Homecoming dance
brought in about 400 to 450
students. Freshmen were
invited, also. The dance ended
at 11:15, instead of 1 1 :00
which it has ended in the past
After the dance ended,
many students returned to
their homes. Some students
went out for a quick bite to
eat or to a friend's house to
celebrate the big victory.
Give it to me! Junior Mitch Marcus runs
to get a handoff from quarterback John
Lynk to see how far he can take it.
Sounding Good. The marching band
plays long and loud during the game to
get the crowd and players rowdy.
Seniors Tricia Jeremiah, Jeff Bridges.
Mike Burge, Kim Filkowski, Jill HU-
brich. and Don Ritter root on their class.
Go Panthers Go. Junior Lisa Sainato
shows enthusiasm while cheering on
the Panthers on their Golden Anniversa-
It all began about three weeks
ago with the nomination of the
candidates for Homecoming
King and Queen. Those elected
were, for queen: Jill Hilbrich,
Cristina Ruiz, Lisa Govert, Tri-
cia Jeremiah, and Kim Fil-
kowski. For king, the nominees
were: Mike Brill, Don Ritter,
Dave Rhodes, Jeff Bridges, and
Mike Burge. No one knew the
winners and all were eagerly
waiting for the outcome. The
activities planned for the week
were, Monday: Inside out and
Backwards Day; Tuesday: Hat
and Shades Day; Wednesday:
Dress-Up Day; Thursday: Cos-
tume Day and Activities Night;
and Friday: Black and Gold Day
and the moment which was an-
ticipated the most, the big
game against Calumet. Friday,
after only a half day, the fun
started with the annual Home-
Broad Street on September
28th was the scene of the 1984
Homecoming parade. The band
marched out playing the school
song. They interchangeably
played “She Works Hard For
The Money” and the school
song. The Pantherettes did their
routine while they marched in
front, beside, and behind the
band. Following this came the
Homecoming cars carrying the
queen candidates along with
the senior, junior, and sopho-
more floats. Next came the
class cars. Each was decorated
according to taste and each was
designed to come in first. In the
midst of all the competition,
came the Booster Club, cheer-
leaders, and sweater girls. As
the people lined the streets, all
that made up the 1984 Home-
coming festivities marched or
rode past, smiling and waving.
They were all anxiously await-
ing the big game against Calu-
Do You Have Any Junk For Me? Sen-
ior Sue Jostes has spirit as she dressed
up for Costume Day in her bag lady
Wet and Wild. Juniors Barb Maglish
and Lisa Mowery pass water to the next
bucket so they won't lose the water
The bell rings. Students shuf-
fle into the hall. Chris asks
Keith, "What are ya doin' this
weekend?” Keith looks around
and says, “Nothin’ ” but sud-
denly gets a flash in his eyes.
"Me and Sue are goin' cruisin'.
Wanna come?” “Sure, it’ll be
What is cruising? A boat
ride? Flying a kite? “Driving
around a certain place a lot of
times," said senior Sherri Wad-
dle. She says the reason she
cruises is to see the guys and
people she knows. Also, just to
get out and have fun.
Broadway seems to be the
hot spot for cruising. If you
were to go out for a Sunday
drive, you would probably spot
many GHS students and most
likely a lot of Highland, Mun-
ster, and Merrillville kids, too,
cruising along Broadway with
their windows rolled down and
the sound of Prince or Bruce
Springsteen blasting out.
If you are one of those who
isn't into the scene, it wouldn't
be unusual to find none of your
friends at home on a Friday,
Saturday or Sunday. Here you
are, all the way to Sue or Jim's
house and they’re not home.
"Why?” you ask yourself. What
does cruising have that I don't?
How could he/he possibly have
more fun speeding up and down
the street, blasting that rock
and roll than going to the Mall
with me? Well, let me tell you.
Mailing is out and cruising is in.
Why do people cruise? What
kind of individuals can one
meet? Junior Sharyl Keith said,
"Guys in rock bands and every-
If you’re wondering how to
cruise, I’ll tell you. All you have
to do is grab a couple of friends,
hop into your dad’s beat up
white Pontiac, roll down all the
windows, crank up the radio,
and prepare yourself for a
shaky drive through the heart
of Merrillville. If you locate a
few foxy chicks or a couple of
hunks, just stop and say “hi.”
Don't be embarrassed, 'cause
they're there for the same thrill
as you are.
After school blues. Senior Brian Ger ■
ike can t seem to get enough of school
as he cruises home after football prac-
Duran Duran, Van Halen, Air
Supply, and Alabama. What do
all these groups have in com-
In one way or another they
perform music. Each of these
have different sounds in music.
These and other performers
sing and produce music videos
to satisfy our interest.
Some people enjoy just plain
rock, like Duran Duran. Others
get into heavy metal groups like
“My favorite rock group is
Duran Duran, because I like
their music. They have strange
lyrics and a neat beat. But most
of all they’re good looking,"
says junior Patty Potosky.
Then there are those who like
to listen to love songs. If so, Air
Supply would be one group to
listen to. Also, there are those
who enjoy country music. Ala-
bama is one of the top country
“My favorite country group
is Alabama. I really enjoy their
style of music and I especially
like their country hit Lady
Down on Love,” said junior Lau-
The way we listen to music
has changed dramatically.
Back when your parents were
kids, they sat around an old
time radio. Now that you're a
teen there are jamboxes and ste-
reo headphones. Also, there is
MTV, or Music Television. In-
stead of just listening to your
favorite groups, you watch
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Senior Jill Hilbrich demonstrates the
new fashion trends with high cropped
pants and fashion shoes.
So, you say the prep look is in? Well,
judging by the appearance of sopho-
more Jeff White I'd have to say you're
Have you ever seen someone
walking down the street with
pants so tight that you would
think they’d faint from lack of
oxygen? Colors which were
once considered clashy and
loud, are now worn together.
This all makes up what is the
fashion of the eighties.
Fashion is something that
just about everyone, young and
old, likes to keep up with. “I be-
lieve that your personal appear-
ance and how you dress reflects
your image," senior Mindy Col-
lier said. Men wearing makeup
and earrings and women with
ties and suits all combine to
make up a small part of fashion.
Anything from blue and or-
ange hair to frizzy or no hair at
all determine what kind of per-
son you are. Often, these styles
are mixed to create a streaked
mohawk or early Cyndi Lauper.
Going along with a person’s
hairstyle is the type of clothes
they choose. Tiger striped
pants and leopard spotted ban-
danas are sometimes worn with
a top with so many zippers, you
spend thirty minutes looking
for your money.
If none of the above have
piqued your interest, that is
okay. Whatever your taste is,
there are plenty of items to
choose from. Experiment a lit-
tle and you’ll find what you like
"I think fashion is important
because it shows the different
trends in clothing styles, ' said
junior Gina Madrigal.
With all the striped pants and high
topped tennis shoes, senior Lisa Broch
fits in with the latest styles.
The office is empty and senior Mary
Beth Green's feet are in the height of
fashion with short, flat boots.
True love. Juniors Nelson Lickwar and
Kim Ritter demonstrate one of the
many ways to express affection.
Daydreams. Senior Andy Pustek and
Junior Debbie Yates enjoy each other's
company in the morning before class.
Ask Her Out
The big dance was only a
week away and Mark didn't
have a date yet. He had been
planning to ask Beth, but every
time he tried to talk to her, he
would mumble or say some-
thing stupid. Mark thought
Beth was a very good looking,
intelligent, and sweet person.
So one day before the dance
Mark got enough courage to
call Beth on the phone to ask
her. To his surprise, Beth said
yes, and Mark was even able to
carry on a decent conversation
Beth was ecstatic that Mark
had asked her to the dance. She
thought he was the most good
looking, macho guy she ever
saw. Beth was too afraid to ask
Mark to the dance because she
didn't know what to say to him.
She hasn't had much exper-
ience in asking out guys, in fact,
this is Beth’s first big date.
"I think your first date is the
most important and the scariest
of all of your dates," says junior
Beth Carpenter. "I think it's the
most important because it's the
first in a whole line of dates in
your life and it will be a great
experience for you. It’s the scar-
iest because it is your first, and
you might say something to
your date that will embarrass
him or you might do something
stupid that will embarrass your-
Young love. Seniors Don Ritter and Sue Meeting in the halls. Beth Carpenter.
Jostes lea ve school arm in arm as many junior, and Rick Halajcsik, senior, share
other couples do. a tender moment before their next hour.
Remember the days of leather jackets
and dark sun glasses? Well these days
live again with Senior Randy Floyd.
With just a pair of shades junior Pete
Schwinkendorf is suddenly trans-
formed into a John Lennon look alike.
' Fad Hits GHS
You are one of the many stu-
dents who chose to view the
world a little bit dimmer than
others. The one that feels no
wardrobe is complete without
Many students have become
accustomed to wearing shades
here at GHS, even on the raining
The reasons for wearing
sunglasses range from a simple
excuse as "I didn’t get any
sleep, my eyes are all puffy” or
the reason can be to hide the
black eye that you don't feel
Finding a style of sunglasses
to suit students is never a prob-
lem. Styles range from bright
fluorescent colors to the dull ev-
eryday ones. Shapes are from
round to square and every
shape in between. The designs
are so plentiful there is always
one to suit every personality.
Some students think this is
getting out of hand.
Senior Leonard Courtright
said, “I really like sunglasses,
and I think they can really look
neat, but there is a limit to how
much they should be worn.”
Sunglasses could be a fad
and fade away soon, or they
could become accepted, and be-
fore long the halls at school
may be dim to you.
Sunglasses Craze. Senior Jim Green
joins the latest phase as he checks his
reflection in the mirror.
So many times you may have
found yourself down in the
dumps with no one to turn to;
but, just when you’d given up
hope, along came Mike or Suzy
ready to lend an ear. This is an
opportunity for friends, even
best friends, to draw closer to-
gether. "Best friends are great
because you know that they're
always there to talk to or go out
with. Basically, you can count
on them,’’ junior Connie Basler
All of us at one time or an-
other will lose someone very
close to us and in some cases
already have. We shouldn’t be
discouraged, though, because
sooner or later, another will
come along. That person may
not satisfy the void completely,
if only simply because there
Group discussion. Sophomores Kim
Orelup. Mandy Boyle, and Julie King
talk about what they should do on the
Laughing about old times. Juniors Lou
Ann Spitz and Joan Meny share a funny
moment about their friendship.
can never be another just like
the original. “It’s hard to make
new friends because you com-
pare everyone to the person
you lost," said senior Dorothy
Ison. “You remember all of the
good points about the person
you lost and try to find someone
else who has the same quali-
Being a best friend doesn’t al-
ways mean having all the an-
swers, but instead, being there
to share the good and the bad
times. Having a best friend
means not taking that person
So, don’t let anything stand
in the way of a good relation-
ship because you will always
share something that you'll nev-
er share with anyone else.
Gossip among friends. Seniors Stacey
Kemp and Kristie Laich catch up on
what's been happening lately.
Do You Go?
You are in your hour before
lunch. Your stomach is making
a lot of funny noises, with three
minutes before the bell rings.
You think you’re going to faint
if you don't get to some food
soon. Now there’s thirty sec-
onds left, twenty .... ten. The
bell rings and you dart from the
room like a wild animal. Now
you’re striding down the hall
and smelling the delicious
aroma of that great tasting
lunch you couldn’t wait for.
Now you're sitting at the favor-
ite table with your best friends
and that something you
couldn’t wait for. Now that
you’ve gotten the food in front
of you that delicious aroma
seems to have disappeared.
Can't wait to dig in. Sophomore Mike
Gilbert looks over his hot lunch before
trying to consume it.
Really? Senior A.J. Evanatz and junior
Karen Kwasny relax and talk about
their day so far during lunch.
Your stomach says chow down,
your eyes say no way Jose. You
are now in the lunch room!
That’s mostly what the stu-
dents go through for those who
stay at school. Then there are
those lucky ones who borrow
Mom's car to go out to McDon-
ald’s or Burger King. There are
also those who don't want to
stay at school but don't have
the money to go out. These are
the people who go home for
Mom’s chicken noodle soup.
“My friends and I go out to
McDonald’s. We go there to
have fun and just to get away
from the school. Sometimes
we'll just stay at school and sit
outside," says junior Laura
How much? Junior Tina Holt waits to
pay for her lunch so she can go to her
table and chat with her friends.
Good lunch. Sophomore Brett Dimes
munches on cheese curls while thinking
about his next couple of classes.
Excitement builds as the
band takes their places on
stage, the room darkens and a
dense purple fog fills the air as
the band. Fool's Heart, begins
to play Purple Rain and
Turnabout '85 has begun.
Turnabout started at 7:00
p.m. Saturday, February 9 and
was held at the Scherwood
Club. Doors opened at 6:30 to
allow votes to be cast and
pictures started for the early
As the evening continued
the votes were tallied and
sophomores Amy Schmidt
and Mark Halverson were
announced as the Princess and
Prince for Turnabout '85. Mike
Marsh, Chris Martin, Jeff
Ritter, Mike Steffan, Todd
Zaicow, Dawn Brainbridge,
Ann Hoffman, Julie Anne
Rowe, Tammy Jovanovich,
and Kire Volpe were the other
"I was so surprised and
really happy when I heard my
name announced," said Amy
Schmidt. "I also thought
Turnabout was a lot of fun,”
The music for the dance
was well-liked by most of the
students who attended
Turnabout. The selection of
songs were of a wide variety
and all modern.
Junior Connie Cassidy said,
“Turnabout was a lot of fun
and the band had good songs
and a lot of different styles of
music. After this Turnabout I
will surely go again."
I enjoyed Turnabout very
much because it seemed like
everyone enjoyed themselves
a lot more this year as
compared to last year and we
had a really great band,” said
junior Kelly Grede.
Turnabout came to an end
around 10:00 p.m. Many
couples headed off in their
formality to dine before
returning home to hang up the
gowns and suits until another
year brings them out of the
closet once again.
Back row: Chris Martin, Jeff Ritter. Mark Halverson, Todd Zaicow, Mike Marsh,
Mike Steffan. Front row: Tammy Jovanovich, Julie Anne Rowe, Amy Schmidt, Kire
Volpe. Ann Hoffman, Dawn Bainbridge.
Romance In the Air. A couple enjoys the
romantic atmosphere of Turnabout and
show their affection openly.
Victorious Royalty. Sophomores Mark
Halverson and Amy Schmidt reigned as
Prince and Princess at Turnabout.
Wall to Wall People. Turnabout was a
very popular affair with a rather com-
fortably crowded dance floor.
Royal Ecstasy. Sophomore Amy
Schmidt clearly expresses her joy at be-
ing named Turnabout Princess.
Surprise! Sophomore Earl Brammer
seems surprised by something his date,
sophomore Heather Adams, has said.
What do you get when you
cross seniors, exhausted band
members and eight nervous
valedictorians? Give up? What
else but graduation day on the
GHS football field.
As each valedictorian took
his or her turn everyone knew
the end was near. The eight
valedictorians were Karen Ba-
ker, Kristin Blakslee, Diana
Chmeil, Jim Companik, Robert
King, Rob Krupinski, Darla Lin-
dell and Susan Mirda. As each
brilliant mind stepped to the mi-
crophone many wonderful
memories were being brought
back and would not be soon for-
As minutes passed, eight
valedictorians and one salutato-
rian, Sue Adams, were seated.
Tears rolled and heads hung
low as class president Jennifer
Lovin presented the final fare-
well speech of the day.
The baccalaureate was given
and a short prayer was said
wishing the soon-to-be alumnus
the best of luck. Then came the
presentation of diplomas and
the toss of the tassel. Names
from A through Z were read.
Each walked across the plat-
form, received their papers that
stated he had completed one
stage of life, and was offered a
warm handshake for congratu-
lations and good luck. Last but
not least, the traditional tossing
of the caps took place and the
graduation class of 1984 was
Where do I go from here? Senior There-
sa Carlson happily accepts her diploma
and muses about what's ahead for her.
Telling it how it is. Senior Rob Kru-
pinski. one of eight valedictorians, ad-
dresses the audience at graduation.
Tearful memories. Senior Darla L indell
tearfully remembers her high school
days as Rob Krupinski tries to cheer her
Smiling broadly, senior Traci Schilling
smiles as she walks to her seat and
waits anxiously for her diploma.
It's about time. Senior Mike Boothe
walks across to receive his diploma
which he’s been wanting for 12 years.
blow what? Seniors Dave Jenkins and
Brian Jerome think about the future
and what it may have in store for them.
Excitement to Prom
The excitement and glamour
are like magic and you pinch
yourself just to be sure that it’s
not your imagination.
The night is May 12 and a
handsome prince picks up his
princess and sweeps her away
to St. Constantine and Helen
Greek Orthodox Hall.
As soon as they have arrived
they find many friends and
classmates. First they have pic-
tures taken and then dinner is
The band "Pawnz" begins
playing "We’ve got Tonight"
and the dance floor fills. Prom
1984 comes alive!
As the night continues cou-
ples cast their votes for King
and Queen. Mike Brill and Cris-
tina Ruiz reigned.
The prom court consisted of
Jeff Bridges, Mike Burge, Jeff
Kenda, Paul Osmulski, Stacey
Kemp, Wendi Kleinaman, Tricia
Jeremiah, and Lisa Govert.
The night came to an end
quickly and Prom was officially
over at 11:30 p.m. "Hitmen"
moved in and Post Prom was
off. Post Prom lasted until 2:30
a.m. and students left hesitant-
ly to prepare for the next day.
Students caught a few hours
of sleep before leaving for a
state park or amusement park
for an entire day of enjoyment.
Say cheese Seniors Stacey Kellner, Mi-
chelle DeSmith, and Cindy Jones pose
pretty as their picture is taken.
Lending a helping hand, senior Tammy
Kelly straightens senior Dave Deme-
ter's bow tie so it looks picture perfect.
Prom royalty. Juniors Mike Brill and
Cristina Ruiz pose for a picture after
being named King and Queen.
Slow Dancin Senior Sue Grubach and
her date hold close as they dance slowly
to the music of Pawnz.
Among Friends. Juniors Wendy Burton.
Beth Herd and date catch up on the lat-
est news while waiting for dinner.
If Griffith seems like a
boring place to live on
weekends when there isn’t a
football or basketball game
and money is scarce, try going
to a movie.
You might say "movies are
too expensive," not here at
G.H.S. , here they only cost
G.H.S. movies have been
operating since 1966 under the
direction of Spanish Teacher,
Mr. Ray Weaver.
The first movie shown was
"To Kill a Mockingbird."
Mr. Weaver said the movies
were shown in the evening for
English classes that were
reading novels. The movies
were too expensive to show in
the class, so this gave the
students a chance to see the
movies for a cost of about 35
Movies cost anywhere from
$150-$ 1000 to show. One of
the most expensive movies
was “Close Encounters.”
Mr. Weaver said, "Most
years have been profitable . . .
we've only lost money once or
twice. We're making a profit
Students are used to help
with selling and taking tickets.
Senior Steve Schoenborn is
the projection aide this year.
When the school population
was larger 300-400 people
would usually attend the
movies. This year about 100-
200 people attend.
Once or twice a year there
is a refeshment intermission.
This is usually done when a
film attracts an adult
This year the film was
“Places in the Heart."
People come to the movies for an in-
expensive night out.
Many students come to the movies to
get out without spending a lot of mon-
Students help out by selling tickets at
the movie. Most of the work is done by
Junior Chris Campbell takes tickets at
the door and makes sure the doors are
shut when the movie begins.
Mr. Ray Weaver, Spanish teacher pre-
pares the film in the projection booth.
The Killing Gas
In the aftermath of one of the worst
industrial accidents in history, millions
of Americans were asking, could it hap-
This question was being raised after
2,500 had been killed and 100,000 had
been injured in a poison-gas leak in Bho-
The gas leak occurred at the local
Union Carbide plant from a storage
tank, holding methyl isocymate, a
chemical used in making pesticides.
The tank showed a dangerously high
pressure reading and the gas began
seeping out of the tank and spreading
throughout the city killing and injuring
and the unaware people, asleep in their
Some experts say the accident hap-
pened because safety measures often
fail to keep up with the spread of tech-
After the accident. Onion Carbide
was closed, probably never to be re-
Even though Onion Carbide was giv-
ing compensation to the people affect-
ed, it can never make up for what hap-
The people of Bhopal became vic-
tims of an age when the rush to produce
dangerous chemicals often oversteps
concern for human safety.
Many children in Ethiopia are losing their life to starvation before they ever get a chance to see what
life is really like.
Have you ever seen a child
sitting on the side of a dirt road in
the hot sun crying for someone to
Have you ever wondered why
there are millions of people in this
world dying every day because of
starvation and malnutrition? Some
babies have never had a decent
Why doesn't the government do
something? Why can’t we do
The United States has already
sent millions of dollars to the
government of Ethiopia, but it
won't go through because of the
strict Ethiopian officials.
There have been hundreds of
organizations set up to help. Some
of these include: Bandaid, Save the
Children, and Unicef.
In 1963 22,200,000 people were
living in Ethiopia. For all these
people there are only 457,266
square miles of land.
Within the last 12 years can you
imagine all the babies that have
been born and all the people that
have died? Ethiopia isn't even the
largest country in Africa.
What else can we do? We've
sent aide of all kinds, but it doesn't
do any good if it can't get through.
Let's do something. Make it a
point to say a prayer for all of the
Newest Prince Wins Over
Older Brother’s Affection
Who has blue eyes, fair skin, and
distinctive jug ears? Who else could it
be but the newest heir to the British
throne. Prince Henry Charles Albert
Prince Henry, as he will be known,
was born on September 15, 1984,
weighing eight pounds, 10 ounces.
It was first rumored that Harry
would be the first in the immediate
royal family to have an American
Godparent, Armand Hammer. Two
months later when the list came out
he was not on it due to some business
When the newest prince was
brought downstairs to meet everyone
he was hugged and kissed so violently
by his older brother that his nanny
had to take him away.
No one is more charmed by the
baby than his father, Charles. In fact,
Charles had to cut down on many of
his public appearances to spend time
with his children.
Charles seems to be more interested
in taking care of the children than
Diana. He is emerging as the dominant
parent in the nursery.
Gandhi Killed by Friend
In November of 1984, Indiri Gandhi
folded her hands in front of her face,
looked at her two friends standing in
the path to her office and said,
"Namaste," which means "Greetings
to you." That was the last word that
Indira Gandhi ever spoke.
Many people wondered whether the
country's new leader, Indira's
inexperienced son Rajiv, could sustain
the integrity of the ambitious people.
The tragedy happened at
Safdarjang Road in New Delhi, the
Prime Minister's official residence. She
lived with her son Rajiv, her daughter-
in-law Sonia and their two children,
Rahala and Priyanka. Rajiv was off on
a trip in west Bengal.
The Prime Minister was on her way
down a garden path to meet British
Actor Director Peter Ustinov, who was
going to conduct an interview, when
Indira was killed by the guards.
Being picked as the first woman vice-
presidential candidate was easy for
Geraldine Ferraro. The hard part was
proving to the American people that she
was qualified for the position.
Ferraro, the witty democratic
representative from New York, is cool,
smart, and very courageous. She had a
long hard fight to respectability, and in
many cases she succeeded.
Even though Ferraro was probably the
last known candidate chosen for the
second spot on a major party ticket, she
became an overnight sensation, who
sometimes outdid the presidential
candidates themselves. She not only ran
for the vice presidency, she ran for the
Ferraro did very well in the issues a
vice-presidential candidate must be able
to discuss. She did lack in experience, in
defense, and foreign affairs, which
became apparent in her debates with
Well, the campaign is over and many
people are wondering what will be next
for Ferraro; Congress in 1986, or the
Whitehouse in 1992?
Baby Captures Attention
A baboon heart was transplanted
into a young baby born with a heart
defect. This young child was known
as Baby Fae.
She only lived for 21 days, but in
that short time she became known to
people all over the world.
Stephanie Fae made medical
history by being the longest living
person to have a baboon heart.
Doctors expected her to live until
her 21st birthday with her new heart,
but she died 21 days after the
transplant from kidney failure.
Not only will little Baby Fae be
missed by her family, she will be
missed by people all over the world.
William J. Schroeder, from Jasper,
Indiana, received a Jarvik-7 plastic
and metal heart on November 25,
He was rushed into surgery the day
after the implant because of internal
bleeding, but his recovery was ideal
Schroeder, 52, is the world's second
artificial heart recipient following
Barney Clark's heart implant. Clark
died because he was ill before the
implant took place.
On December 13, 1984, Schroeder
had a slight stroke causing his right
arm and leg to be paralyzed briefly.
Schroeder returned to the coronary
care unit at Humana Hospital in
Audubon. This hospital houses the
heart institute. Schroeder's condition
went from satisfactory to serious.
On Christmas day Schroeder was
able to spend time with his family.
Schroeder's release from the
hospital will be decided when
Schroeder feels that he can make it
without the aid of the doctors.
Reagan wins again
In one of the largest landslides in his-
tory Ronald Reagan defeated Walter
Mondale in the 1984 presidential elec-
tion. After leading in all the polls from
June to November, President Reagan
took 49 states to beat opponent Walter
Mondale. After his defeat, Walter Mon-
dale retired from politics.
It seemed that the president was very
popular around the younger generation,
taking 58% of their vote. Mondale did
better in the Calumet Region.
During the debates Mondale seemed
like he had a very good chance at the
presidency, but that hope soon fell.
The democrats did have a bright spot
in this election: they did better in the
house and Senate elections.
"I was kind of scared; but then I felt
honored because not everyone in the
school could vote. It felt good because I
had a little say in who became Presi-
dent,'' Senior Mary Meny said.
Cubs Barely Miss
What do nine men dressed in red,
white, and blue, with one glove on have
in common? Don't get ridiculous and
say a patriotic Michael Jackson fan
club. Who else but the 1984 National
League East Champs, the Chicago
This year the Cubbies came close to
being the National League champs and
making the world series. However, they
lost after winning the first two games
which were played in Chicago. San
Diego had the home court advantage
for the final three games and took the
Cubs in all of them.
If the cubs would have won the play-
offs and gone to the world series against
the Detroit Tigers, it would have been
the first time since 1945.
Ryne Sandberg, who completed his
second year with the Chicago ball club,
finished the year breaking the records
for the number of runs batted in and
also hits. Besides this, he won the award
for most valuable player and received
the Golden Glove Award.
Sandberg and the rest of the team
and star pitcher Rick Sutcliffe carried
the team to a winning season. Sutcliffe
received the Sy Young award, which is
an award for outstanding pitching. Re-
cently, Sutcliffe was signed as free
agent but decided to sign back with the
Cubs in hope of another record breaking
Many avid Cub fans had their hopes high when it began to look like the Cubs were really going to make it this year
These very hopes were soon gone in the course of one game.
49ers Are Super Champs:
All the NFL records, all the yardage
and all the touchdowns that came be-
fore Super Bowl XIX were of no help to
Dan Marino as the San Francisco 49ers
overwhelmed the Miami Dolphins and
their young quarterback.
The49ers finished 18-1 and won their
second National Football League cham-
pionship in four years with a 38-16 rout
of Miami before a crowd of 84,059.
The Dolphin's Dan Marino set a Su-
per Bowl record for pass completions
and attempts, finishing with 318 yards,
but it was San Francisco's Joe Montana
who was chosen Most Valuable player.
The 49ers ran up a record of 537
yards on offense. The 38 points tied the
Super Bowl record set last year by the
Los Angela Raiders. Montana set two
records; passing and rushing.
Retton ’s Gymnastics And Hamilton ’ s Skating
Summer And Winter Olympics A
When hundreds of athletes dressed in different colors and outfits, with different
skills get together in one place; history is bound to be made. The event planned was
the 1984 Olympics. The winter Olympics took place first in Sarjevo, Yugoslavia.
Among some of the events were skiing (downhill, slalom, cross country), bobsled-
ding, ice skating (figure and speed), and ice hockey.
The United States started out with skiiers Bill Johnson, Skaters Scott Hamilton
and Peter and Kitty Caruthers, and various other young olympians.
About three months later the summer Olympics took place in Los Angeles,
California. With the G.S. ahead in the race, the other competitors put the pressure
on. especially in gymnastics. Escaterina Szabogave Mary Lou Retton and Julianne
McNamara something to work for, but in the end, Mary Lou pulled out ahead,
scoring a perfect 10 in the vault while Escatrina scored less than perfect in what
was said to be her worst event, the uneven bars.
On the other side of gymnastics, Peter Vidmar, Mitch Gaylord, Tim Paggit. Bart
Connors, and the rest of the men's team were bounding and leaping all over;
jumping ahead of Japan, Rumania, and the rest.
In other events, Debbie Armstrong, Chris Mullin, Michael Jordan, Flo Hyman, and
the rest of the women's volleyball and men's basketball teams were taking care of
Meanwhile. Edwin Moses, Carl Lewis, Joan Benoit, the G.S. swim team and the
rest of the crew were busy breaking records. Of course there are events that our
team didn't excel in, but our team will be ready in 1988.
What does the color purple have in
common with Prince and the Revolu-
Obviously Prince has a passion for
this color or else he would not name his
movie and album Purple Rain.
Prince and the Revolution's concert
also had a purple circle next to the stage
in which some lucky Prince fans either
caught a rose or their eyes watered
when the purple fog drifted by.
Every concert so far this year has
been sold out.
Sheila E was his special guest. She
was with the group for a couple of
years, but then left because she wanted
to start a solo career. Her hit solo song is
Purple Rain, the movie was a hit. The
song "When Doves Cry" from the al-
bum Purple Rain was number one for
eight weeks and in the top ten for more
than ten weeks.
Some Griffith students went to the
Prince Concert at the Rosemont Horizon
“It was a blast,” Junior Cheryl Mul-
linex said, "I really enjoyed the concert
and Prince has some very good talents
as shown when any person watches
MTV or any video channel and sees how
he dances up a storm on stage and I also
think he can sing great.
"It was the best concert I ever went
to. Sure the music is loud and you have
a headache afterwards, but heck, it is
good while it lasts,” Senior Lynn Bow-
Kevin Bacon Changes Small Town Traditions In
... No dancing, no rock music, no
unapproved literature dealing with any
bad language. What would happen to a
town with these strict rules?
In the movie Footloose, Ren, played
by Kevin Bacon, experienced a town
like that. It was peaceful and calm, with
the favorite books being Huckleberry
Finn or the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
For Ren, this was too much. He came
from a town with no strict rules, like
As for any new kid all that went
wrong in the new town was blamed on
the new kid, Ren.
Trouble really started when the
preacher's daughter came into Ren's
life. He had to fight for her by winning a
tractor race. After he won the race and
her friendship he had to work to keep
out of trouble.
With Ren being new he brought about
new ideals to the town and convinced
his friends to have a dance, like a Prom.
The kids all worked and cleaned up an
old warehouse to use for the dance.
Eventually the town became less
strict and the kids were able to have
their dance with little protest. This was
a start to changing the small town tradi-
All towns aren't changing with the
times and still go by religion and tradi-
"Who ya gonna call?” Ghostbus-
ters.” This is the line repeated
throughout the movie Ghostbus-
This movie, which was directed
by Ivan Reitman and screenplayed
by Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis
was the comical hit of the season.
The trio that played as Ghostbus-
ters was Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd,
and Harold Ramis. The three played
as parapsychologists who were
kicked out of their academy for con-
duct that was unbecoming to schol-
arship. They then hired themselves
out as exorcists, also known as
They started their business just in
time to use their skills against the
spirits of the underworld and be-
come heroes to save the world.
The team encountered green
blobs, ghastly creatures from the re-
frigerator, and the doom of destruc-
tion, a 100 foot marshmallow man.
This comedy packed fun at the
recent ghost movies which have left
crowds in disbelief.
Senior Len Courtright said, I felt
that Ghostbusters was a really terrif-
ic movie. It had a really good com-
edy plot, and a very believable story
line. I also thought the team of Mur-
ray and Aykroyd also added a spe-
cial touch to the movie."
The Jackson's Victory Tour was a
Michael Jackson and his five brothers
Tito. Jermaine. Marlon, Randy, and Jack-
ie came to Chicago's Comiskey park after
First of all, while filming a commercial
for Pepsi, Michael was supposed to jump
through a parade of fireworks, but some-
thing went wrong and Michael's hair
caught fire. He was rushed to the hospital
and received treatment for first and sec-
ond degree burns on his scalp. Miracu-
lously, his famous glittery glove was not
even touched by the flames.
Another thing that almost stopped the
tour from coming to Chicago was the fact
that football was being played and there
wasn't enough time to squeeze a concert
A lot of people were angry about this
because Michael Jackson probably
wouldn't have been seen by Chicagoans.
Television stations showed parts of the
concert. It looked just like Michael's vid-
eos when they showed him doing the
The Jackson's music is for the old and
"There were grandparents and very
young children at the concert and every
one of them enjoyed the music and danc-
ing," Miss Julie Marcinek, English teach-
Report Card Changes Made
If you were sick and tired of
keeping up with six report cards, help
A new computerized report card
system has been used this year.
Instead of having each class grade on
a separate card, they were all put onto
The new computerized cards have
all of the information that the old
cards had plus current G.P.A. (grade
point average.) and cumulative G.P.A.
At the end of the first semester all
of the reports were mailed home.
They were given out in the third
period classes at the end of the first
The new report cards have ten
different teacher's comments. The
teachers were allowed to pick two out
of the ten.
Mr. Steven Stanczak, (J.S. History
teacher said that the new report cards
were an improvement over the old
ones, except for the fact that only one
of the ten comments apply to good
Junior Kathy Dangelo said, "I like
the fact that the new report cards
have the grade point average at the
bottom so I can see how well I am
Well like it or not, the computer age
has now arrived, and it affecting
almost everything: including report
The change in report cards brought about many changes: there were many different reactions to these changes, as
seen on these student's faces
"It will make your mouth water and
your taste-buds come alive." Come
and find it: it is located in town, right
under your nose. "It's the chicken
you'll fall in love with." It's Popeyes.
Popeyes made its big debut in
Griffith in August of Last year. It is
owned by Mr. Jeff Stillman.
When one visits Popeyes there are
many decisions to make. Should you
get a two, three, or four piece dinner,
or maybe a box of white or dark meat
chicken? Or cajun rice, a rice that
originated from New Orleans, or if you
don't like that, maybe you should get
an order of french fries.
You can then choose from the wide
variety of side orders, consisting of
homemade biscuits, onion rings and
tacos, just to name a few. Popeyes
also serves breakfast for those who
like to eat a hearty morning meal.
If you have an urge to experience
the spicy tastes and the Cajun flavor,
feel free to try Popeyes and give
yourself a treat.
The natural gas pipeline was to be layed by these EJ&E railroad tracks.
Inland Steel Company wanted to
build a pipeline along the EJ&E
railroad tracks which run through
Griffith along Wood Street.
It would save Inland Steel
thousands of dollars each month
by being able to buy natural gas
from other sources other than
NIPSCO, the local gas company.
A large majority of Griffith
residents were opposed to this idea
because of the danger involved if
the pipeline should leak or explode
Also, a lot of dirt and mess
would be created while the
pipeline was being layed.
Another possibility that existed
was the fact that Griffith resident's
NIPSCO rates would go up. due to
Inland not buying the large
quantity of natural gas from
• • •
Trivial Fad Strikes Every
What was Rhett Butler's parting line
in "Gone With the Wind?" Now most
of us know the answer to that
question, but other questions on the
hottest game right now aren't as easy.
What is the hottest game in the
country? Trivial Pursuit, what else?
This sensation consists of thousands
of questions ranging anywhere from
history to sports. However, all these
topics aren't crammed into one game.
There is more than one edition: Baby
Boomer, Silver Screen, and sports.
Is this the game of any value to
society? Of course. It has questions
from history, sports, math music,
science, and even nature. Not only
can we have fun but one can also
learn and build up their knowledge.
Anyone who plays trivial pursuit will
most likely come out with new
information and can brag to others
(unless they've been playing too.)
Pick up a game of Trivial Pursuit
grab a partner, and play for a few
hours. Make sure you're well-informed
about past, present, and future events
or else you may not stand a
snowball's chance in a warm place.
Even if you don't win at least you'll
know the answer to the opening
question. Then again, "Frankly my
dear, I don't give a »*?*•."
This is a typical scene where a game of Trivial Pursuit has taken place
A satellite was mysteriously
launched from Cape Canveral, Florida
on January 25, 1985. This satellite
was a 300 million dollar production
named "Battlestar Discovery.”
This launch was kept a secret from
the Russians so that they couldn't
It carried five crew members and
was capable of tracking Russian
missile tests and intercepting political
and military communications in most
of Asia, Europe, and Africa
The satellite was released from
Discovery's cargo bay at about seven
a m and plunged into the sky, and
returned to earth on the following
The Discovery will be used the
most by the military. It is expected to
be a space test center for weapons
being developed for President
Reagan's “Star Wars” defense against
missiles. Thus, it's name "Battlestar
Discovery," is a play on the television
series "Battlestar Galactica."
Commanding the mission was Navy
Captain Thomas K. Mattingly, who
previously orbited the moon in 1972
and commanded a shuttle missile in
"We are greating a new America, a
rising nation once again vibrant,
robust, and alive."
Those were the words of President
Reagan at his second inaugural
address to congress.
President Reagan was sworn in for a
second term in the White House. The
ceremony for the inaugural was
moved inside due to the extremely
cold temperatures of 50 below wind
chills which may have caused frost-
bite for band members, spectators,
and guests of the outdoor ceremony
on the steps in front of the capital.
Doctors reported that exposure to
the weather for five to ten minutes
could cause flesh to freeze.
The musical instruments of the 43
bands to march in the parade would
have been frozen and useless.
The more spectacular events of the
four day 12 million dollar
extravaganza were cancelled because
of the cold weather.
Although the more extravagant
events were called off, the President
and his wife traveled to the indoor
Capital Centre to visit with the 10,578
people who had come from 50 states
to be a part of the events.
For people who are prone to wear
eye glasses or contact lenses for the
rest of their lives there may be new
A new surgical technique
introduced by an opthalmologist of
Hobart, Paul Barros, has been
introduced to this area. The surgery is
called radial keratotomy and is
designed to reduce or eliminate
nearsightedness for most people.
In this surgery the central part of
the cornea is flattened by a series of
spokelike cuts. This surgery is
bloodless, and doesn't require sutures
and takes about 20-30 minutes an eye.
The cost is about 2,000 dollars an eye
and you may have it done as an out-
This treatment was discovered in
the late 1970's by a Russian
Opthalmologist, Dr. Fydorov.
This surgery was performed mostly
in Russia. It was introduced two years
ago in Brazil by Dr. Barros. Barros
was born in Brazil, but was raised in
Dr. Barros started radial keratotomy
at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
The center in Crown Point also plans
to start the procedure.
Buuuzzzzzz! Clatter, bump, smackkk! What does this sound like to you? If you said a
drunk bee, you’re wrong. It’s the dreaded alarm clock that most of us hear every weekday
morning. It’s the sign of a new day; however, with most of our schedules, the hour we get
up looks like the same hour we went to bed.
On this particular morning, Amy woke up with a terrible headache. A splash in the face
with ice water doesn’t seem to help, so she steps into a hot shower. Fifteen minutes and
ten drops of the soap later, she manages to decide on what to wear. All dressed, hair
curled, teeth brushed and books in hands, she signals to her mom that there’s simply no
time for breakfast. As she rushes out to meet Scott’s car, she drops all of her books,
causing an even greater pain behind her forehead.
Once to school, things seem to be back in order only after she struggles with her locker
for what seems like hours. The books she needs for Beginning Composition are all there.
She's off, on the race for the day.
Amy’s case, although made up, may sound a little too familiar. You constantly ask
yourself over and over why you have to go to class. You are not just another pretty face in
the sea of crowds.
Parents and friends are among those who you tell your future plans to. They can testify
at how sincere or insincere you are in reaching your goals. Just think, if you didn’t go to
class every day, the goals you have set for yourself will never come true. You can't get to
college without English and history, and most colleges require at least one year of a foreign
language. Then there are the college prep courses that will help you. By the time you
figure out what you need for post-high school preparation, you won’t have much room left
for what you want. For example: band, choir, wood shop, arts and crafts and many other
so-called "blow off” classes.
Amy has had time to think about all of this. She wants to be a teacher or a physical
therapist. She will definately need courses that will prepare her for being around people
and dealing with problems. Maybe a speech class will help her get over her shyness if she
decides to be a teacher. If she wants to go into any kind of therapy, she will have to deal
with mental problems and in the case of physical therapy, sometimes death. Psychology
and sociology prepare you for those kinds of problems.
A little headache once in a while is bearable when you know that you are secured for life
on your own. In your remaining years in high school and the years you may spend in
college, think carefully before you choose classes. If you don't think you can apply
yourself accordingly, choose something that will make your future worthwhile.
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Poe or Twain? Senior Laura Horvath si-
lently reads her long novel which was
written by a famous novelist.
The joy of reading. Senior Greg Morgan
takes pleasure in reading his novel for
American Literature class.
Is English Fun?
Well, It’s Needed
Language Arts, widely
known as English, is a class
that we all take for granted. No
matter what form it comes in,
we all need some kind of Eng-
lish. Now, you may say, “I was
born in America. I've known the
language all my life." Well, if
you tape yourself sometime,
you might be ashamed to let
anyone hear it. Grammar may
not be your cup of tea. So, you
figure that since you have to
take some form of the class,
you’ll slide by with Composi-
tion or Speech. However, you
would just be fooling yourself.
Any kind of English that you
choose teaches grammar. No
matter how you slice it, gram-
mar will be with you for the rest
of your school career.
Griffith has an appropriate
Language Arts department ac-
cording to one of the new de-
partment members. "I know
the English department is very
good here. There’s a lot of com-
munication within the depart-
ment. One thing that I really like
is that we have very good de-
partment meetings," said Miss
If you really use your abili-
ties, English won’t be as diffi-
cult as it is made out to be. Give
it a chance and you’ll pass it by
with no problems. "As far as
the students are concerned, I
understand that they are just
beginning to require beginning
composition and I think that’s
just great because they need a
class where they are sure to
write a composition frequent-
ly," said Miss Valle.
Gym Class Breaks
Can you imagine a class with-
out one single desk or text
This class is physical educa-
tion or better known to most
students as gym.
All that is required for this
class is shorts, a t-shirt, and usu-
ally some sort of athletic ability.
Students in these gym
classes do not use pencils. They
use rackets, bats, and other ath-
letic equipment as their tools.
The grades received in gym
are not given for homework, for
there is very little written work
to do. Grades are derived most-
ly from learning the skills of a
game and being able to perform
Students learn from playing
A classroom for a gym class
if very different from a usual
classroom. Sometimes it's the
outdoors and at other times it's
the gym or fieldhouse.
Gym classes have many free-
doms compared to the class-
Sophomore Ann Scribner
said, “I really think gym is a
great class, it is a class I can
Anne said, “Gym is a break
from the harder classes in my
schedule and the exercise is
something that is real neces-
sary these days."
I'll get it. Junior Sharon Kratovil hits the
ball in hopes of scoring points so she
and sophomore Dawn Ison can win.
I got it. Senior Esther Carrera reaches
for the ball while sophomore Lisa Wa-
ters backs her up.
Hit the birdie. Junior Jim Sibley takes
careful aim before hitting the little birdie
over the net.
Just like this. Sophomore Trisha Mal-
donado is shown how to hit the ping
pong ball by gym teacher Mrs. Wasie-
I'll hit it. Junior Daryl Johnson hits the
birdie back over the net and scores
points for his team.
This one's mine. Sophomore Troy To-
masko reaches out to hit the birdie and
hoping not to miss it.
First Major Facelift
Walking by the outside of the
auditorium this summer you
could hear the sounds of ham-
mers and of the electric saw.
The reason for this could be
someone was playing far out
music or a better choice would
be the auditorium was getting a
This summer the GHS audito-
rium got its first major remodel-
ing done in the 20 years of its
existence. A few minor jobs
have been done before. The
school spent a quarter million
dollars to remodel it which was
divided among seven or eight
The workers put in new
chairs and put a new coat of
paint on the walls. Also, carpet-
ing was laid down the aisles. Up
on stage the workers refinished
the floor and rearranged some
items which made more room
backstage. Another new thing
put into the auditorium was
new microelectronical equip-
ment which was for the sound
“I think the job needed to be
done. I also think we will be able
to do a much better job techni-
cally, and the sound is much
better since the addition of car-
peting,” says Mr. Weaver, tech-
”1 think since the remodeling
of the stage, especially getting
rid of the ‘cage’ will be a big
help by giving more room, espe-
cially during the play,” said ju-
nior Cathy Osborne.
Making Room. Hew lighting equipment
was put in backstage to make more
room for the CHS productions.
Clearing the way. The remodeler clears
the area where soon new carpeting and
new chairs will be added.
Million dollar equipment. One of the
many workers that made the new look
for the auditorium installs some wiring.
Exhausting work. After doing some
construction work the electrician rests
before going back to work.
Learning a foreign language
is an experience that everyone
should try. It has many advan-
tages. "A language is required
to enter college and since my
ancestors are Mexican, I decid-
ed to take Spanish. It's real
fun,” junior Dawn Rodriguez
said. “Sometime in my lifetime
I may want to visit another
country,” Dawn added.
Spanish would be a very in-
teresting language to speak es-
pecially in our area. In the fu-
ture, you may want to move to
Canada, or even France, and
since a lot of French is spoken
in both places, it would make
sense to take a French class.
So, if you haven't already
taken one of the two classes,
think about it. "My friend is in
French and said it was really a
neat class so I decided to take it
this year. It is also my favorite
class,” junior Barb Young said.
There are many jobs out in
the world that require knowing
more than one language. Take
the opportunity while you still
Que tiempo hace? Spanish 3-4 students
learn how to tell weather conditions in
Hard at work, senior Bob Higginbothan
and sophomore Eileen Hochstetler take
notes in Spanish class.
French in the afternoon. Eager French
5-8 students listen patiently to their
tape during their sixth hour French
Oui or hlon? Junior Vicki Mann listens
carefully as the tape plays on and on in
the French lab.
Ten more minutes. Spanish 3-4 stu-
dents learn their Spanish lesson while
looking over new material.
If you can solve this problem
f(x) = x-x + x-l then maybe you
are in Algebra 3-4 or just plain
and simply you are a wizard.
But most likely you are one of
the many students who have
taken or are now taking Algebra
Algebra 3-4 is not the only
math class taught at G.H.S., of
course it is one of many. There
is senior math, Algebra 1-2,
plane geometry, plane and solid
geometry, calculus and trigo-
nometry. The easiest of these
probably is senior math which
is basic arithmetic and the har-
dest most likely is trigonometry
or calculus which involves ad-
vanced mathematical con-
This year instead of new com-
puters G.H.S. got a new teach-
er, Mrs. Carstensen. She came
over from Andrean where she
taught math and computers.
‘‘I enjoy teaching here a lot,
The biggest change was not
teaching computers this year.
Now that I don't, I have a lot
more time,” says Mrs. Carsten-
sen. “Also, I'm very pleased
with the cooperation of the stu-
Listening attentively, junior Matt Pitt-
man gives all his attention to the teach-
er as she explains the problem.
Is this right? Sophomores Earl Bram-
mer and Heather Adams compare ideas
as they try to finish their work in geome-
Finishing touches, senior Andy Pustek
is eloquently putting the finishing
touches on his masterpiece of dolphins.
Art Work Makes
Room Easy Find
When students are in search
of the Art room, they rarely
The art room has become a
very unique place. On the walls
are the remains of the creative
art work left by the former stu-
The walls were painted to add
color and make the room more
like an art room.
The sounds of the art room
can also aid in the search. You
may hear "What’s that sup-
posed to be?” or "Am I sup-
posed to use this color? It looks
sort of funny?” coming from a
Once you have found the art
room, you have also found the
sculpture and ceramics room.
The Arts room is divided and
there is a divider to separate the
Projects of the students are
very unique. Every art project
comes from the imagination of
each student, so everything
turns out differently.
Students enroll in art for dif-
ferent reasons. Senior Todd Du-
Vail said, "I think a lot of stu-
dents join because they think it
will be easy, but I like using my
imagination to create art."
Many students take art very
seriously. They work hard in
hopes of gaining an Arts schol-
Bringing to life a pot out of a ball of clay
takes nerves of steel and intense con-
centration from senior Tom Anderson.
Concentration and diligent work enable
sophomore Ron Martin to create a work
Senior Lynn Bowman delicately works
on her sculpture as it begins to come to
life with each newly added detail.
Clay, that great organic compound, can
be used in many different ways as dem-
onstrated by senior Mike Wolke.
“The »&** keys are stuck,
I'll never finish.”
This is a common thought of
typing students trying to beat
the clock during a production
T yping is just one of the busi-
ness classes students can take.
Shorthand, accounting, and
programs such as DECA and
ICE are available, too.
ICE is where students go to a
vocational school part of the
day. The DECA program is
where students already em-
ployed spend half the day at
Business classes can be a
beneficial to the future of stu-
dents planning to attend col-
lege. They will find that typing
is a big necessity, especially in
the age of the computer.
Sophomore Jay Gal said,
“Typing is really important, not
just for college but for jobs too."
Junior Rich Mattingly said, “I
think by taking business now, it
should help me in my future.”
Junior Tina Stepanovich add-
ed, "Business skills are real im-
portant because there are so
many jobs out there that re-
quire typing or business skills."
Tina said, "Usually people
with skills are the ones that em-
ployers are looking for."
Oh no! Sophomore Rhonda Verbich
tries her best not to make too many
errors in her typing class.
Don't look. Sophomore Amy Harris
practices typing without looking down
at the keys. Typing well takes practice.
Temporary Break. Keeping her atteni-
ton on her history teacher's action, sen-
ior Michaelene Schaffer dips in for a
Standing tall, Air. Robert Hastings lec-
tures his class carefully to insure them
a rewarding education.
Scribble, scribble. Sophomore Greg Nel-
son works diligently on his work in his-
Tuned in. Junior nick Palkovich tries to
listen carefully to his teacher while oth-
ers study their papers.
Social studies blues. Senior Darla An-
derson reads tbe assigned chapter for
history, but passes time with a sucker
“Yes, mom. I'm getting
another poor work notice in
social studies. “
Social Studies is one of the
required courses to take if a
person hopes to graduate, but
it is also one of the most hated
classes offered in our
“Well, I won't say I like it
(social studies), but it beats
not being held back a year, “
junior Cindy Funk said.
There are many different
kinds of social studies mini
courses to take. For example,
Government. Melting Pot,
West-Ward Movement, and
“The hardest for students
seems to be Contemporary
(J.S. since it is an area they
have no background in. Most
people have studied the
Revolution and Civil War more
than four thousand times and
their classes maybe make it as
far as World War I. Our class
begins at the end of World
War II, so the subject matter
has never been covered before
in class, " said Mr. Gurrado,
Contemporary (J.S. is about
history from World War II to
“It should be interesting
because we end up studying
the period of time when the
class is alive. When we get to
the late sixties, I congratulate
the class because they finally
exist at that time. Its weird to
study about history that
occurs during your lifetime, “
Part of Science
Whether it is new medical
advances, such as mechanical
hearts or exploring the regions
of the universe science is used
Students get their first taste
of science when they become
sophomores and enter classes
such as human issues, Biology
1-2, Biology 3-4, and
In science classes they learn
about the effects of the
environment on their future
lives. They learn of all the
pros and cons of science.
Some students feel they
have gained enough
knowledge of sciences through
the years. Some however,
Keep stirring. Juniors Chris O'Hallaran
and Theresa Dailey keep an eye on their
lab so they can make good conclusions.
after learning the basics of
science go on to expand their
knowledge. These students
take the more advanced
They take chemistry, and
learn to mix and create
chemicals. Some who wish to
learn more about the human
anatomy may take biology 3-4.
In this class the students learn
to understand human life and
Junior Kim Marvel said,
‘Science is real important to
to us. It creates or future. To
me it seems necessary for
students so we know what is
going to happen to them when
they are adults in the future, “
Zero it in. Sophomore John Gerheart
carefully measures his candle during
lab in chemistry.
What do you think? Janeen Szafarczyk.
senior, seeks advice from senior Patti
Cook about a sewing pattern.
Oops, forgot to plug it in. Sophomore
Mandy Boyle mixes some cake batter
so she can pour it into a pan and bake it.
Foods One Is Fun
What does pizza and choco-
late mousse have in common?
Well, you may find them both in
the cooking class.
Foods class prepares young
men and women to become the
greatest chefs in the world or
just a good cook to be able to
provide for themselves.
Some people think that if
they take cooking they will get
a good grade easily. Wrong!
Foods is a very hard class un-
less you have Julia Child for an
aunt. You have to learn to use
all equipment properly, to con-
vert measurements, and to read
Cooking is not always hard,
there is a lot of work, though.
There is time spent on how to
work the utensils, and how to
make the finished product a
masterpiece. But, the fun part
is the time spent on the experi-
ment of creating your own mas-
“You learn about the nutri-
tional values of food. You get to
prepare food every week and
try other people's food. I enjoy
taking foods One,” says junior
Be careful around the edges. Junior
Traci McKeown carefully matches the
edges of the pattern to the material.
Getting the right amount. Junior Dottie
Hall measures the correct amount of
flour to be added to her masterpiece.
Typical Staff Life
One deadline that has to be
reached before becoming a
staff member is the journalism
class. It is a semester long and
is required before being on ei-
ther Reflector or Panther Press
“ The journalism class was
not as easy as some people
think. It gave me a lot of exper-
ience before I got on staff . " said
junior Dawn Hank la, layout edi-
tor for Reflector.
Working for the Reflector
staff involves fitting pictures,
writing copy, captions, and
headlines, and also involves
The biggest job, of course, is
that of the editor-in-chief. Usual-
ly the editor is a senior, but this
year she turned out to be a ju-
nior. “I like being an editor as a
junior because it gives me a
chance to learn for next year.
It's like having a full-time job, "
said editor-in-chief Debbie An-
Debbie attended Ball State's
summer workshop for two
weeks. “It prepared me well for
this year. Staying up til 2:00
a.m. doing layouts for two
weeks showed me that journal-
ism isn ' t a goof -off class like ev-
erybody thinks it is , " said Deb-
Panther Press is also a very
time consuming responsibility.
It consists of interviewing peo-
ple, writing stories, laying out
the paper, and sending it to
Calumet Press to be printed.
Newspaper involves some late
nights finalizing page layouts to
“Deadlines are a lot of pres-
sure but they teach us to get
our work done, ” said Cathy Os-
Junior Cathy Osborne sits and types Junior Dawn Hankla and junior Debbie
her story for the next issue's feature Anderson get advice form Miss Mar-
page of the Panther Press. cinek on how to properly crop photos.
Panther Press: Jackie Cherven, Sue Gonsiorowski, Missy Wall. Karen Kwasny,
Cathy Osborne, Miss Marcinek. Front row: Vic Wilhelm, Greg Clark, Graham Funk.
Junior Jerry Lewis asks junior Debbie
Anderson about pictures that junior
Pam Paulson and he are sorting.
Junior Lisa Blackwell and junior Pam
Kelly discuss the differences and simi-
larities of other yearbooks to ours.
Junior Graham Funk, working under
pressure of a deadline, is patiently com-
pleting a Panther Press layout.
Reflector. Back row: Dawn Rodriguez, Craig Anderson, Brian Gerike, Lisa Black
well. Judy Jacobs. Second row: Miss Marcinek, Nadine lacobazzi, Mike Degani,
Pam Kelly, Dawn Hankla, Jerry Lewis, Front row: Debbie Anderson. Barb Young,
Mary Meny, Pam Paulson.
Choirs Work Out
Choir doesn't involve just
singing. Before singing, choirs
do physical exercise —
Stretches, running in place —
and massage. This way,
everyone is limbered up and
After secretaries take
attendance, vocal exercises
begin. Then the rehearsing and
memorizing music, notes,
words, melodies, and
Choir is sometimes thought
to be an easy class. This just
is not so. A choir class takes
skill, patience, talent, and
“Choir can be really fun,"
says junior Nancy Pirau,
“except you do have to give
up some free time.”
To be in choir, one needs to
have skills and background in
music and be able to read and
understand the notes.
"I think choir is fun and
challenging," says junior
Laura Hildebrand, “especially
since I'm an accompanianist.
The music I get is really not
that easy, but it feels good to
accomplish something that I
know was difficult.”
There is usually a fall, a
Christmas and a spring
concert — not to mention
Festival and contest. So choir
isn't a class to goof around in,
there’s a lot to be done.
Being prompt and on time
really is important. If one is
constantly late or a no-show
for mandatory rehearsals and
practices, this could even lead
to flunking the class.
Concert Choir. Top row: Andrew Hamilton, Rick Halajcsik, James Tingley, Bart
Cashman, Sharon Doppler, Carl Cashman, Rob Arndt, Rob Lattin. 6th Row: Sean
Bishop, Laura Hildebrand, Beau Bartlett, Jeannie K wolek, Mike Marsh, Jude Popyk,
Michael Baja, Kelly Fuehrer, Traci Foster, Rich Brill. 5th Row: Jackie Cherven,
Jenny Gettig, Scott Farrell, Randy Zubrick, Pattie Cook, Diane Wesolowski, JoLynn
Kettwig, Theresa Houldieson, Dianna Waters. 4th Row: Michele Johnston, Donna
Cox, Debra Legear, Lee Ann Popa, Christine De la Vega, Lou Ann Spitz, Carolyn
Hayes, Elizabeth Carpenter. 3rd Row: Michele McDonnell, Sandy Orr, Malena Me-
dina. Sharyl Keith, Laura Jones, Joan Meny, Michele Mihalcik. 2nd Row: Connie
Cassoday, Lora Horvath. Cynthia Riley, Kristin Atkinson, Lee Ann Larson. Barb
Glassford. 1st Row: Michele Mihalck, Haney Pirau, Kelly Reyome.
Chorale: Back Row: Mike Marsh, Rusty Bereolos, Rick Halajacsik, Andy Hamilton. Rob
Arndt, Rob Lattin. Fifth row: Chip Bazja, Carolyn Hayes, Sean Bishop, Dawn Stover,
Jude Popyk. Fourth Row: Cindy Riley. Andy Smith, Lee Popa, Terri Houldieson. Third
row: Lee Ann Larson, Kelly Reyome, Laura Horvath. Second row: Barb Glassford,
Michelle Sinzig. First row: Kristen Atkinson.
Do Re Mi. Members of the concert choir
warm up their musical voices before
La la la. Senior Bart Cashman sings his
heart out during concert choir class.
Girls Chorus: Back row: Lori Rodgers, Kelly Kleinfeldt, Julie King, Cindy Waddle,
Joanna Simon, Rhonda Rains. Sixth row: Sonja Shavey, Dawn Wesolowski, Holly
Strickland, Tammy Redmon. Fifth row: Mandy Boyle, Kim Mitchell. Beth Galinski,
Missy Lee, Jeanette Howard. Fourth row: Tracy Phieffer, Jacki Bajza, Kim Przonda,
Tammy Whittfield Third row: Christine Mnich, Kelleen Hansen, Shelly Shaller. Second
row: Jennifer Hoover, Becky Baker. First row: Sandy Ruiz.
Choralettes. Back row: Lori Mitchell, Tina Holt, Lisa Waters, Barb Young. Julie
King, Diana Witzke, Fifth row: Mary Beth Burks, Heather Adams. Abbey Apple,
Beth Archer, Dawn Ison. Fourth row: Terry Asche, Anne Tingly. Angela Szafarczyk,
Mindi Roberts. Third row: Ruth Obermeyer, Renee Brown, Kelly Marcus. Second
row: Carrie Reyome, Amy Harris, Michelle Moore.
Hard at Work. The trombone section
works hard to perfect their music so
they will have a successful concert.
Is It the Calvary? No, it's only Senior
Mary Meny tooting away on her trum-
pet and concentrating hard in fourth
Row I: Lisa Zvyak, Cyndi Riley, Chris Gall, Mike Coil
Row 2: Dave Coil, Wayne Johnson, Mike Kubacki, Lance Russell, Craig Artim
Row 3. Jay Hall, Jim Gottschlich, Jennifer Benkovich, Mark Riggle
Row 4: Brian Lane, Jerry Lewis, Jennie Meny, Mike Degani, Joe McKnight
Pep Band; Row I: Heather Polatewicz, Kathy Dangelo, Sherri Waddle, Karen
Wangk, Traci Degani, Cheryl Mullinix, Mary Stur, Chris Harding, Anne Scribner
Row 2: Deanna Sell, Theresa Nagrocki, Lisa Zvyak, Shannone Peters, Connie Basler,
Beth Webb, Steve Good, Sharyl Keith, Kim Marvel, Dean Pfeiffer, Dan Markve
Row 3: Kim Reid, Laura Waldron, Mickelle Straka, Dave Coil, Mike Kubacki, Theresa
Basler, Brian Wright, Pat O'Donnell, Gary Welk, Greg Dickens, Kevin Miller
Row 4: Sharon Bough, Kim Otar, Mary Meny, Jennie Meny, Cyndi Riley, Scott Hayes,
Row 5: Craig Artim, Wayne Johnson, Tracy Clark, Glen Nelson, Mike Degani, Joe
McKnight, Jerry Lewis
Row 6: Dennis Wojciechowski, Mike Coil, Jay Hall, Mark Riggle, Jim Gottschlich, Mike
Not Even A Bore;
Band’s Worth It
People think that band is a
boring class where the students
go to blast instruments in har-
mony. However, most band stu-
dents can tell you that there are
many advantages in joining
band. One is that instead of be-
ing a bum, you learn a talent.
Actually you can't learn a tal-
ent. You are born with talent
and when you join band, you
bring out your abilities and
learn more about them.
A second advantage is that
you get to be in marching band.
Some think, " Big deal. All you
get out of that is sore feet and
cold hands. " That is untrue,
and getting into football game is
free because of the black and
gold uniform, plumed hat, and
various instruments in hand.
Everyone in band shares a
common interest: Music. The
fact that someone is in last
chair and someone is in first
chair does not mean the last is
less capable of playing an ex-
cerpt from Beethoven.
Band may be profitable to
those who wish to make a life
out of music. Even if you plan
on being in choir, band can
help. You need to know scales,
pitches and how to read notes.
Even though band isn’t the
most popular extracurricular
activity, it can be enjoyable and
if you had taken it in fifth or
sixth grade, then it can be a
very appropriate schedule filler.
If you didn 't take it in elemen-
tary school, then you'll never
know what you're missing.
Concert Band ; Row I: Kathy Dangelo, Mary Stur, Ann Wlltfong, Gina Madrigal. Lori
Roach. Traci Degani, Dorothy Ison, Cheryl Mullinix, Karen Wang Row 2: Steve Good,
Heather Polatewicz, Robert Epley, Lisa Zvyak, Sue Kisfalusi, Melina Crowell, Sue
Wiltfong, Beth Webb Row 3: Craig Artim. Wayne Johnson, Theresa Basler, Mike
Kubacki, Pat O'Donnell, Brian Wright, Lance Russell. Dave Udchitz Row 4: Kim Otar,
Scott Hayes, Pete Burton, Jennie Meny. Cyndi Riley, Glen Kelson, Brian Lane, Jerry
Lewis Row 5: Mike Dominguez, Jennifer Benkovich, Jim Gottschlich, Jay Hall. Mark
Riggle, Jeff Setmeyer Row 6: Dean Pfeiffer. Dan Markve, Chris Gall. Mike Coil, Kevin
Miller, Dave Hanrath, Greg Kelson
Concert Band: Row I: Heather McDermott, Jennifer Caldwell, Michelle Straka, Sherri
Waddle. Tracey Zimmerman. Beth Herd, Chris Harding, Michelle Lake. Lisa Blackwell,
Anne Scribler. Kicole Paquin
Row 2: Deanna Sell. Kim Reid. Chris Dash. Darla Anderson. Eileen Hochstetler. Theresa
Kagrocki, Connie Basler. Sharyl Keith, Shannone Peters
Row 3: Mary Meny. Debbie Dash, Tracy Clark. Sharon Bough. Laura Waldron. Dave Coil,
Traci Foster. Kim Marvel
Row 4: Mike Degani. Joe Grisafi, Joe Mcknight, Tom Walter. Laura Schmidt. Mr. Ronald
Small — Director
Row 5: Dave Swinford, Mike McGhee, Dave Imboden. Dennis Wojciechowski, Kevin
Heidler. Gary Welk, Greg Dickens
Shop Shows How
The simple skills of kinder-
garten; cutting, bending, and
shaping. How could they be-
come so complicated?
Skills like these become com-
plicated when the material used
is wood or metal. In shop class,
students are required to make
projects by these three simple
The tools used to cut, bend,
and shape are not common, ev-
eryday scissors. They are ma-
chines which take some difficul-
ty out of a hard task.
The projects that students
make in wood shop are things
such as jewelry boxes to stereo
cabinets. In metal shop stu-
dents make projects such as
tool boxes and storage cabi-
Others shop classes offered
are machine and auto shop. In
these classes students learn the
basics about engines and ma-
chinery and how to make them
Safety is a necessity in wood
and metal shops. Safety glasses
are worn to protect the eyes
from flying debris.
Students take shop to learn
and improve their skills and for
Junior Sharon Kratovil said,
“I wanted to take wood shop be-
cause I enjoy working with
wood and making things I never
thought I could make.”
Is it ready yet? Sophomore Chris Boren
and junior Rob Arndt reassemble their
engines to hopefully get them started.
Auto mechanics teacher Mr. Classford
tells Mike Degani how to fix a stripped
spark plug hole in small engines class.
Junior Ed Gniadek and Troy Stover try
to get the finishing touch done before
the end of the nine weeks for a grade.
Junior Terry Gardenhire and senior
Mike Kime use their skills learned in
class to complete a project.
When you do exceptionally
well in these four areas:
leadership, and character you
may be rewarded with being
selected to be in a honor
One of these groups may be
Quill and Scroll. To be
selected for this you must be
on the Reflector or Panther
Press for one year, show those
qualities named above, and be
in the top third of your class.
National Honor Society is
another honor group. To be in
this there are many
requirements to be met. Some
of these are: To show
scholarship, and service. You
must have at least a 3.00
grade point average, and be
involved in local organizations.
After meeting the
requirements and filling out a
form, the teachers evaluate
you. The areas they evaluate
you in are: character,
courtesy, and honesty.
Besides groups there is also
an individual honor. There is
an honor given to the student
who excels in a certain class.
That is each department like
social studies and math give
an honor to the top students.
“I was selected for the
Honor Society when I was a
sophomore and I felt very
honored. If felt I was chosen
because of what I did
individually, and being
involved in school academics
and being liked by the
teachers helped a lot,” said
junior Michelle Johnston.
Boys and Girls State. Back Row: Dave Rhodes, Dave Seiber,
Jill Hilbrich, Chris Gall. Middle Row John Kirkley, Mike Brill,
Cathy Baker. Front Row: Sue Heisall, Gina Sainato, Barb
National Honor Society. Back row: Michele Johnston, Jill Hilbrich, Chris Gall, Dave Seiber, Kelly Evans,
Beth Karp, Cathy Baker. Third row: Mitch Marcus, Connie Greger, Jay Hall, Ann Wiltfong, Dawn Rhodes,
Barb Glassford, Kelly Reyome. Second row: Missy Wall, Jenny Meny, Cyndi Riley, Christina Ruiz, Sue
Halsall, Lee Ann Larson, Laura Jones. Front row: Doug Spitz, Mike Brill, Dave Rhodes, John Kirkley.
Seniors Chris Call and Barb Classford
take a break after working hard during
Bowling Club. Back row: Matt Huss, Dave Coil. Jill Szafarczyk, Rick Halajcski, Craig Artim, Mike Kubacki,
Third row: Mike Campbell. Patty Potosky, Wayne Johnson, Glen nelson. Beth Carpenter, Judy Jacobs. Joe
Grisafi. Second row: Deana Logan. Carolyn Hayes, Lee Pope. Teri Houldieson. Laura Horvath. Pat O’Donnell.
Front row: Cyndi Riley, Barb Glassford, Sue Halsall, Annette Flores. Chris Campbell.
Left to right, Twirlers. Lisa Waters, Shellie Griffin. Diana Wa-
Varsity club. Back row: Paul Kleimola, Bob Hedges. Chris Gall. Andy Hamilton. Jerry Tomasic. Steve Holen, Paul Osmulski, Brent
Moreland. Jeff Bridges. Don Ritter. Rob Arndt. Sixth row: Eileen Hochstetler. Kelly Evans, Jill Hilbrich, Jill Szafarczyk, Doug Spitz,
Mike Dominguez, Connie Dec, Lynn Sweeney. Beth Karp. Dave Seiber. Fifth row: Jennifer Lessie, Mark Halverson, Connie Greger.
Wendi Kleinaman, Mike Burge. Sue Hoffman, Michelle Johnston, Scott Hendron, Al Strauch, Jim Mirda, Jeff Setmayer, Fourth row:
Missy Wall, Bridget Gulotta, Mike Brill, Eric Schilling, Tammy Jovanovich, Carol Marlowe, Mike Doctor, Brent Crock, Kim Gifford.
Darla Anderson. Third row: Ann Wiltfong, Vickie Mann. Lisa Mowery, Kris Wasserman, Mitch Marcus, Phil Grede, Jeff Ritter. Cathy
Baker, Lou Ann Spitz. Second row: Diane Wesolowski, Ken Konopasek, David Ruiz, Debbie Yates. Mary Kay Meny, Paul Mount, Jeff
Smith, Kristie Laich, Stacey Kemp, Teresa Dailey.
Are Aides Helpful?
They Sure Are
It is a fact that each of us
need someone to help us in our
everyday life, whether it is to
assist us in finding an item in a
store or helping us decide what
to order on a menu.
Teachers go to school almost
their entire lives, so why would
they need an aide? If you con-
sider it, everyone, no matter if
you're a doctor, lawyer, or Indi-
an chief, needs a helping hand.
There are a variety of aides.
There are the office aides who
answer the telephones and take
messages; there are the guid-
ance aides who type important
letters; the AV aides who make
sure the dittos come out clear.
There are library aides who
make sure books are kept in
their place. The attendance
aides collect the absence slips,
and last but not least, there are
the student aides, who help indi-
vidual teachers with daily as-
signments to grade.
There are a number of advan-
tages to being an attendance
aide, Senior Janeen Szafarczyk
said, "You don't have to study
or have homework assignments
to do. A disadvantage though,"
Janeen said, “is having to make
many trips to classrooms when
students do not return from
After all, that’s what student
aides are for: to devote their as-
sistance, skills and time to their
school, teachers and class-
"Grading, grading, give me a break, ” is
what senior Kris Wasserman must be
thinking as she grades the days ' assign-
There are many definitions
associated with the word
"work.” Though if you ask a
Deca member what their mean-
ing of the word work is, they will
give you a combination of var-
You see, these people are for-
tunate enough to have a job and
attend school for the first three
hours of the day, and to to their
jobs afterward. It gives them an
opportunity to obtain their
graduation credits, a chance to
gain work experience, and mon-
ey for college, or a car they are
For a student to be involved
in this program, a student has
to take Distributive Education
in their Junior year and if they
maintain a good grade average,
show responsibility, and reliabil-
ity, and express a good attitude,
they may be sleeted as one of
the 20 students chosen to par-
ticipate in the Indiciplinary Co-
operative Education program in
their Senior year.
Mr. Richard Reyome, Voca-
tional Education director has
been teaching Deca and ICE
and aiding the seniors in obtain-
ing a job that will be beneficial
Senior Kelley Spry said that
being in Deca has been a worth-
while experience, though she
agrees that it isn't easy keeping
up with a job and homework at
the same time.
‘"Deca is a highly recom-
mended class for someone who
is willing to put out some effort.
You have to set goals and plan
your time wisely,” Kelly Spry
Junior Tracy Teague looks over infor-
mation on different colleges and ca-
Back Row, ( l-r ): Mike Wothke, Randy Meadows, Scott Hendron, Sean Murray, John Lynk, Mike Hammond, Ron Stemp, Bonnie
Ceislak. Fifth Row: Shelly Fuoss, David Benante, Mike Nicoloff, Chris Garastik, Mike Ward, Tim Mecyssne. Don Kelley, Don
Hoover, Mr. Reyome. Fourth Row: Kim Erler, Susan Roach, Michaealene Shaffer, Rachel Barton, Sharon DuBrock, Diana Witzke,
Kelley Spry, Chris Uhter. Third Row: Michelle Mihalcik, Rhonda Ryzewski. Bob Lowden, Christine McGuire, Debbie Villalpando,
Donna Cox, Dawn Stover, ISancy Dunmire, Annette Flores, Second Row: Michelle Straka, Jody Hall, Pam Gray, Becky Sabron,
Georgia Dutcher, Tina Lackner, Karen Kliza. First Row: Ruth Overmeyer, Suzette Davis, Edie Burkos, Dawn Mennagir, Nadine
lacobozzi, Lisa Erwin, Connie Cassoday, Sherri Long.
Sports are something that everyone, whether the most popular
or the biggest geek, looks forward to. What would school be
without them? One thing is for sure; the custodians would get an
easier work day. However, school sports are not focused on the
custodians and how long they work.
In general, sports give students a chance to unwind after a
rough day in the classroom. Besides that, he or she may benefit if
he excels. For example, a letter, a trophy, his name repeated time
and again in the yearbook, and occasionally a date for a dance or
even a big event like prom.
There are a variety of extra-curricular sports activities a student
may choose. Anything from wrestling to basketball are available
at GHS. To be in a sport, coordination and skill are usually in-
volved, but as long as a student shows effort, a coach is usually
Once joined to a sport and into the swing of things sports
participation really isn’t that bad. Everyone has his own talents
and should do his best to bring them out, whether in sports or not.
Not everyone has the ability to be a star football player with big
muscles or a tennis ace in her mini-skirt and pink headband,
slamming the ball down on the green court in front of her, yet
everyone has been involved somewhat, even as a spectator.
Everyone in his lifetime, most likely, has been involved in at
least one sport. Some may not have experienced being on their
school team, but may have joined a summer sport outside of
school functions. An advantage to this would be that all that is
required is a minimal fee. Tryouts are required but hardly anyone
is turned down. Also, there isn’t the worry of homework or missing
the bus ride home.
The only way anyone will know whether or not he is athletically
inclined would be to give it a try. As the old saying goes, “Quitters
never win,'' so choose a sport, don’t complain, give it your all and
stick with it. A lot of people swear to the fact that “can’t” isn’t in
their vocabulary. Our sports teams have demonstrated that it’s
true for athletes at GHS.
Athletics are an important facet in high school life, and
GHS is no exception. The football Panthers exhibited
excellent ability by becoming sectional winners.
-80-Go For The Goals
Get it! Benched volleyball players look
on as their teammates try to keep oppo-
nents from scoring.
A Benchwarmer is just like
any other athlete. The only
difference is a benchwarmer
doesn f play very often. A
benchwarmer works as hard
as other players, attends
games, and goes to practices
just like all athletes.
A benchwarmer might get
to play a few times a season,
but that is the extent of it.
The main job of a
benchwarmer is to support
fellow players and cheer when
the team scores.
It may be a sad life keeping
a bench warm. It must be
frustrating for a person who
wants to play but has to warm
Athletes who play almost
every game may feel the same
frustration if they get taken
out of the game.
So, here's to all of you
dedicated athletes who can’t
Anxiety! Basketball team members sit
watching the basket. Watching from
the bench, they lend their support.
Rest at Last. Wrestlers wait for their
chance to help their team. Many enjoy a
chance to take a break.
Intensity. Benched players intensely
watch the game hoping that they will
soon be able to go into the game.
Touchdown! Members of the football
team anxiously watch to see if a touch-
down will be scored by teammates.
Booster Club. Back row: Michelle Thompson. Kim Fllkowski, Cristina Ruiz, Diane Wesolowski, Wendi Kleinaman, Lisa Brack, Sandy Hreha, Eileen Hochstetler, Laura Waldron,
Sue Kisfatusi. Kire Volpe, Diana Witzke, Abby Apple, Lisa Waters. Sixth row: Michele Johnston, Michelle Robinette, Dawn Bainbridge, Kelleen Hansen, Carrie Reyome, Dawn
Rodriguez. Crystal McCarty, Dee Dee Shadwell, Nicole Paquin, Shelley Griffin, Nadina Oprea, Jennifer Benkovich, Mary Beth Green. Fifth row: Tricia Jeremiah, Amy
Gonzalez, Dawn Wesolowski. Heather Bartlett, Mary Stur, Cathy D Angelo, Kim Gifford, Lori Higgins, Connie Gregor, Lisa Govert, Laura Ruuska, Jenny Meny, Cindy Riley
Fourth row: Dianna Waters, Kristine Mnich, Jeannine Szafarczyk, Barb Glassford, Heather Polatewitz, Kris Wasserman, Esther Carrera, Maria Carenejo, Sherri Waddle, Lori
Roach, Lora Horvath, LauraJones. Third row: Kay Frost, Michelle Senzig, Lee Ann Larson, Nancy Pirau, Dawn Farver, Karen K wasny, Monica Maglish, Stacey Kemp, Jill Sza-
farczyk, Sue Hoffman, Cindy Nichols, Shelley Riggle, Cheryl Mullinix. Second Row: Jennie Lessie, Jeannie Kwolek, Amy Schmidt, Ann Hoffman, Jill Hilbrich, Gina Sainato,
Lisa Sainato, Barb Maglish, Tracy Foster, Julianne Rowe, Sue Halsall, Sami Natzke, Michelle Moore, Kelly Grede. Front row: Lisa Barnard, Cathy Osborne. Kristen Atkinson,
Jenny Greevich, Terri Houldeson, Carolyn Hayes, Kelly Reyome, Cindy Dec, Jeannie Benkovich. Connie Dec.
What are the pep clubs? Pep
clubs are the strength behind a
team. They are always there
cheering their team on to victo-
ry. If a football or basketball
team didn’t have anybody
cheering for them, they would
miss the lack of support. The
cheerleaders, sweater girls and
booster club are at games to
pep up the players' morale by
decorating the lockers of the
players, by making posters to
put in the lobby, and by just
cheering at games to make a lot
"I think pep clubs are a great
idea. The school where I taught
before didn't have one and
when I came here I thought it
was excellent, ” said Miss Sheila
Some people come to a game
and they cheer, yell, and
scream if their team does some-
thing well but only when they
do something well. The booster
club is always cheering no mat-
ter how good or how bad their
team is doing. Even when the
team loses the cheers are al-
ways there from the booster
“I think pep clubs are a good
booster for a team. I think it
feels good for students to get
involved and support their
team. It also shows school spir-
it," says Miss Valle.
Spirit. Varsity cheerleaders show their
Christmas spirit as well as school spirit
at a varsity basketball game.
Pantherettes: Back row: Dawn Wesolowski, Beth Karp, Kire Volpe, Diana Witzke, Jill Szafarczyk, Sue Hoffman. Lori
Higgins, Third row: Lee Ann Larson. Renee Paquin, Sue Kisfalusi, Kelly Grede. Mary Beth Green. Stacey Kemp, Diane
Wesolowski, Gina Sainato. Second row: Lori Roach. Chris Uhter, Dee Dee Shadwell, Monica Maglish, Sue Halsall. Barb
Glassford. Front row: Michelle Moore, Wendi Kleinaman, Connie Gregor, Lisa Govert, Kristi Laich, Sami hiatzke.
Booster Club Officers: Jeanine Benkovich,
Connie Dec and Kelly Reyome.
Junior Varsity Cheerleaders: Back row: Barb Maglish, Ann
Hoffman. Michele Johnston. Front row: Julianne Rowe,
Varsity Cheerleaders. Back row: Kim Filkowski, Jill Hit-
brich, Tricia Jeremiah. Front row: Cristina Ruiz and Lisa
I can make it. Senior Darrel Doctor puts
all his hustle into trying to make it to
Just looking at the overall
record of 10-15 of the Panthers
1984 baseball team one might
think they're not so hot. In the
beginning that would have
been wrong, because the ball
hitting Panthers were 8-6. But
the last half of the season
turned the record around,
when the Panthers went 2-9.
“I think the team was much
better than what the record
indicates , " said coach Jim
In 1958 the Panthers will
have a young team which
means it is time to rebuild. In
1 984 the team lost four of its
key players who were
graduating seniors. These four
were pitchers Karl Foss and
Mark Johnson and first
baseman Darrel Doctor and
catcher Rob Krupinski.
“Though we don 't know
much about the 1985 season
until we see who comes out
and who replaces these four
positions, I still have high
hopes for this upcoming
season, " said Coach Jim
The award winners for the
past season were: Best Mental
Attitude — Senior Rob
Krupinski; Most Improved
Player — Senior Greg Welk;
Top Offensive Player — Senior
Mark Johnson; Top Defensive
Player — Junior Andy Pustek;
Top Pitcher — Senior Karl
Foss. Those who made all
conference second team were
seniors Darrel Doctor, and Rob
Krupinski and Mark Johnson.
Honorable mentions were
given to senior Greg Welk and
junior Rob Arndt.
1984 Baseball Scores
In the stretch, senior Darrel Doctor
winds up for the pitch in an attempt to
strike out the opposing team's batter.
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Sophomore Rob Arndt patiently waits
for the ball to come to him after calling
to his teammates that he has it.
I made it. Junior Al Strauch scores a run
for his team after successfully rounding
Hole in One
While some guys are out
sweating under football hel-
mets, running around a football
field lifting weights and dying of
exhaustion some choose to
play golf instead.
These guys spend their time
hitting a ball, while trying the
keep it out of the sand traps and
water holes. Their reward
comes when they finally make
it to the green and get it in the
To play golf, all one needs is
some golf clubs, a large supply
of golf balls, and lot of determi-
nation to keep at it.
The 1 984 golf team consisted
of six members and the coach,
Mr. Charles Ricks.
1984 Golf team. Coach Charles Ricks, Billy King, Tom Vaughan, Dave Dye, Ed
Carver. Rick Dzurovcak and Jeff Smith.
Let 's see, what should I do? Senior Tom
Vaughan checks out the slope of the
green before trying a putt.
Relaxing between strokes Coach
Charles Ricks, senior Tom Vaughan and
senior Dave Dye talk about the next
Teeing off. Senior Dave Dye concen-
trates on his form so he can get the
perfect swing to score a hole in one.
When about 25 girls get to-
gether to form a tennis team
with rainy, cold weather, sick-
ness and injuries to valuable
players there isn’t too much
hope for a decent season. "This
year was unusual in that we
started very slowly with sick-
ness and injuries and rolled at
the end of the season. We were
just starting to play up to our
potential when the season end-
ed. Maybe we should move to
Jamaica since we are a warm
weather team!” said Coach Jer-
The girls' varsity team came
away with a record of ten and
eight. They also won their own
invitational. Coach Gurrado
thinks the team should be pret-
ty decent with returnees: Beth
Herd, Nadina Oprea, Lou Ann
Spitz, Jennifer Benkovich, and
Debbie LeGear. The team; how-
ever, will lose seniors. Missy
Hall, Diane Chmiel, and Janet
Despite injuries to the num-
ber one doubles team Janet
Muha and Beth Herd, they were
able to break a record as far as
season and career wins. The
team record is four consecutive
"I hope that some of our up-
coming players that we need for
next season, like Sue Jostes,
Julieanne Rowe, Barb Maglish,
Lisa Blackwell, and Jackie
Chervin, worked hard in the off-
season so we can continue the
success we've had in the past
four years," said Coach Gur-
Sack row: Jennifer Highland, Janet Muha. Nadine Oprea, Missy Hall, Barb Maglish,
Lou Ann Spitz, Julie Ann Rowe, Sue Jostes, Coach Jerry Gurrado, Front row: Tracy
Paulson, Debbie LeGear, Jackie Cherven, Diane Schmiel, Lisa Blackwell, Darla
Lindell, Beth Herd.
Concentration. Senior Darla Undell
tries hard to perfect her ground stroke
Stretch! Junior Beth Herd reaches high
to hit the ball over the net at an indoor
Some people run when they
are late for school and some run
to be first in line for lunch, but
there are those who run in com-
petitions simply because they
enjoy it. These people belong in
No matter if it rains, snows,
sleets, of hails; they will run on.
Long after school is over and
everybody else is at home
watching their favorite car-
toons, the boys track runners
are working to trim seconds off
of their time. They practice day
after day for hours on end to
improve their skills. Why would
anybody want to work their
body so much?
Sophomore Mark Halverson
said "I like track because it is
really exciting” "There is noth-
ing about track that I don't
like." he said.
1984 Boys Track
Back row: Coach Frank Burke. Mike Petrick, Steve Thomas, Dennis Kelly,
Greg Irvin, Gerry tiisle, Kurt McConnell, George Mullens, Mgr. Tom Coil.
Middle row: Asst. Coach Daryl Croft, Joe Lopez, Mark Owczarzak, Mark
Adams, Jim Minda, Matt Kennedy, Gary Lindsey, Tim Dailey, Mgr. Donna
Taylor, First row: Asst. Coach Jim Moresan, Jim Companik, Jerry Menser,
John Verhulst, Mark Halverson, Chris Hartman, Rob Kirby.
Clear the way. Junior Dennis Wejcie- Up and over. Seniors Gerry Hisle and
chowski concentrates as he prepares to Dennis Kelly race to the finish over the
throw the shop put. hurdles and around the track.
Psychin' up. It takes a lot of concentra-
tion for the relays as freshman Mark
Halverson shows before his race.
Coming in for the landing. Senior Gerry
tiisle soars through the air in attempt to
jump the farthest.
Slamming it. Junior Bob Hedges slams
the tennis ball while practicing his serv-
ing for an upcoming match.
Close call. Sophomore Mark Anderson
reaches to the limits to make a return
during a volley.
Eye On Ball
Keeping an eye on the ball
and being able to swing a racket
and actually hit it can prove im-
possible for some.
For the members of the boys
tennis team though, it is the
simple part of the game. Tennis
requires a lot of practice from
an individual to require the nec-
Concentration is one of the
most important skills because a
player has to be able to block
out everything except his oppo-
nents, the ball, and the court.
Coordination is extremely
necessary for a player to enable
them to be able to perform all
the difficult movement of the
The members of the boys ten-
nis team must put in a lot of
practice time. A player must
keep in shape over the summer
and stay with the sport con-
stantly so he will not lose any of
his acquired skills.
On your toes! Senior Daryl Austin stays
on alert after he returns the serve from
That's casual. Senior Dan Stassin pa-
tiently awaits for the return from his
opponents during a doubles match.
Pressure's on. Sophomore Joe Huss re-
turns the serve in a doubles match to
start a volley with the opponent.
Junior Julie Barenie and sophomore Reaching back for the baton. Junior
Theresa Dailey take off for the finish Mary Meny prepares to start off after a
line to try to beat their opponents. handoff from freshman Kelleen Hansen.
1984 Girls Track
Back row: Asst. Coach Kim Mollus, Jennifer Lessie, Shelly Riggle, Sandy
Hreha, Kim Gifford, Connie Dec. Jill Hilbrich, Carol Marlow, Lynn Sweeney,
Heather Bartlett, Tammy Kelly, Pam Poulson, Pam Kelly, Coach Bolhurst.
Third row: Joanna Simon. Mary Palucki, Karen Baker, Cathy Baker, Elaine
Peters, Cindy Waddle, Michele Johnston, Chris Cook, Angela Schuhrke,
Nicole Paquin, Vickie Mann. Second row: Eileen Hochstetler, Bridget Carl-
son, Laura Green, Debbie Yates, Lisa Mowery, Tina Schuhrke, Tracy Tea-
gue, Lisa Holcomb, Becky Sarbon, Julie Barenie, Nadina Oprea, Jill Massa.
Front row: Debbie Cook, Stephanie Villapondo, Tracy Lopez, Sue Wiltfong,
Julie King, Stacy Elliot, Theresa Daily, Kaleen Hanson, Deborah Regeski,
A large circle of girls almost
filling half of the fieldhouse,
what could this be?
It is the girls track team fol-
lowing the commands of the
track captains during their
The team spends the first
part of practices warming-up
their body muscles to help pre-
vent injuries from running.
In 1984, the team finished its
season 1 1-3 overall. Going unde-
In their indoor season they
were 6-0. Four records were
broken. They were in the
1600m relay, the 1600m run
and the 800m relay team broke
the old record and then broke
the new record.
During the outdoor season
Debbie Regeski established a re-
cord in the new event, the 300m
hurdles. Also, the 1600m relay
team knocked five seconds off
the old record making a new
one of 4.18. This team consist-
ed of Sandy Ruiz, Sue Wiltfong,
Vickie Mann, and Mary Meny.
In the conference, senior
Chris Cook placed second in the
high jump with their personal
best of 5 feet 2 inches.
Junior Jill Hilbrick was the
only regional qualifier.
Taking off at the touch of the baton in
her hand freshman Joanna Simon is off
at a fast pace to try for a win.
Soaring through the air where to land
they know not where! Girls track team
members leap to a hopeful victory.
OH, look out! Senior Mike Burge runs
into some mean traffic while trying to
gain some yardage for the team.
Looking on. Seniors Brian Gerike, Mike
Brill and Jeff Redar watch their team in
anticiption of a touchdown.
This year was an exceptional
one for the Panthers. Many ex-
pected the football team to at
least have a .500 season or a
winning record, but not go
much further. Even Coach Les
Thornton didn't expect any-
thing but a .500 season. “I
didn 't expect to go as far as we
did because of losing a lot of
speed in the backfield, " said
But, the mighty Panthers
proved everybody wrong. This
year not only did they have a
winning record, they went all
the way to regionals. The Pan-
thers record for the year was 7-3
in the regular season and 1-1 in
During the regular season the
Panthers showed why they real-
ly could do better than expect-
ed. With their winning record
and the way they played during
the Munster game, the Panthers
controlled the ball for the entire
third quarter and part of the
"I knew if we could just run
the ball down the field without
passing it would be great, ” said
junior John Lynk.
In the post season was an-
other brilliant show of the Pan-
thers ability to prove everybody
wrong. Even some sportsw-
r iters favored the Warriors of
Bishop noil instead of GHS.
In this game both teams were
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Varsity: Mr. Parker. Mr. Reyome. Mr. Thornton, JeffRedar. Rob Arndt, Brent
Moreland, Dan McCoy. Sean Willis, Fred Baltrusis, Steve Holen, John Lynk,
John Mlsch, Greg Morgan Third row: Tim Blair, John Kirkley, Andy Pustek,
Dave Rhodes, George Mullins, Rob Mueller. Jeff Reitz, Troy Grady. Don
Ritter, At Strauch, Scott Hendron, Bill Johnson. Second Row: Dave Ruiz,
John Vurhulst, Brian Gerike, Mike Brill, Mike Burge, Doug Spitz, Jeff Hamil-
ton, Chris Martin, Chris Boren. Brian Urrick, Phil Grede. Jeff Ritter. First row:
Kelleen Hansen. Amy Gonzales, Jeanie Kwolek. Mike Moran, Mitch Marcus.
Greg Burbridge. Brian Zabek. Norm Isaacs, Gordon Braddy. Ken Konopasek.
Amy Schmidt, Dawn Brainbridge.
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matched up about equally. The
game remained scoreless until
the fourth quarter when the
Panthers scored a touchdown,
but missed the two-point con-
version. As soon as Griffith
scored the Warriors came back
and scored and made the extra
point. This left only 33 seconds
to go and the Panthers down by
one. About this time everyone
had given up on Griffith, even
the coach. “I thought ive played
very well, but we'd lost," said
Coach Thornton with only a
short time remaining.
But, the guys thought they
could pull off a win. With only a
couple of seconds remaining ev-
erything rested on field goal
Coach Parker congratulates the mem-
bers of Griffith's first football team at
the Anniversary Celebration.
Coach Thornton shakes hands with
each of the former football players at
the 50th Anniversary of Griffith foot-
kicker Andy Pustek. Andy had
never kicked a field goal during
the regular season play, but he
had a feeling he could do it, and
“/ thought it would be great if
I could kick a field goal to win a
game, because I always
dreamed of winning a game like
that, " said senior Andy Pustek.
The regional game against
Concord remained scoreless
throughout the first three quar-
ters. “ I knew it would be a very
close game and whoever scored
first would win and they did. I
didn't feel bad that we lost,
though, because the boys
played well, and had a good sea-
son," said Thornton.
The first Griffith football team joins to-
gether to pose for a team picture after
Athletic Director Mr. Jim Bartlert per-
sonally gives a plaque to honor each
player of the 1934 team.
Every year the girls volley-
ball team strives for the same
goals. These goals are to win
the conference, the sectionals
and three tournaments; the Grif-
fith, Merrillville, and Lowell
“I expected much more of
the girls than what we did,” said
coach Don Whittemore,” but
that's expected because we had
a young team.” The team con-
sisted of one senior, nine ju-
niors, and three sophomores. "I
am very excited about next
year. I can’t wait to start prac-
ticing because of the returning
lettermen and the JV players
whose team went 19-4,” says
The 14-16 record of the varsi-
ty team is contributed to partly
because of the tough schedule.
Eight or nine of the teams were
rated in the top 20 of the state
and the rest were good enough
to be in there. Also, the team
got off to a bad start but came
through strong at the end.
The award winners this year
are: Best hitter — Tammy Huz-
zie; Best blocker — Tammy Huz-
zie; Best passer — Tammy Ja-
vonovich; Best server — Beth
Karp; Most Improved — Tammy
Huzzie; Most valuable —
Tammy Huzzie; Best Mental At-
titude — Beth Carpenter. The
girls who made all conference
were: first team — Tammie Huz-
zie; second team — Vickie
Mann, and honorable mention,
Front row: Gina Madrigal, Beth Carpenter, Ann Wiltfong, Vicki Mann, Lou
Ann Spitz, Dawn Rhodes. Back row: Coach Don Whittemore, Linda Gabrys,
Karen Imboden, Tammy Huzzie, Kelly Evans, Beth Karp, Kathy Kelly.
Way to go! Juniors Vicki Mann and
Tammy Huzzie congratulate each other
after moving the team closer to a victo-
Clp. up and away. Freshman Stephanie
Villapando sends the ball up and over
the net hoping the enemy will miss it.
Hit that ball. Junior Beth Carpenter
summons up all her might to hit the ball
back over the net for a point.
Movin' along, Sophomore Jeff Ritter
tries as hard has he can to do his best
Back Row: Don Ritter, Steve Holen, Dace Rhodes, Jeff Ritter. Third Row:
Andy Hamilton, Paul Mount, Jay Gal, Cathy Baker, Patti Cook, Jerry Sibley.
Second Row: Ken Herd, Jeff White, Ziggie Dross, Anne Degani, Coach Kim
Millus, Joanna Simon. Front Row: Jeff Sweeney, Greg Steapleton, John
Lesniak. Dave Floyd, Drew Gavrilos, Pam Poulson, and Assistant Coach
Splash! Senior Don Ritter splashes his
way through the pool hoping to finish
The 1984-85 Boy’s Swim
Team had a new addition this
year — girls. Due to a small tur-
nout for the girls team, a vote
was taken and the two teams
“I didn't mind the girls being
on the team. They worked just
as hard as the guys did, striving
to achieve a winning season,”
said senior Paul Mount.
The team worked hard all
season at practices and meets.
Imagine waking up at five-thirty
in the morning and jumping into
an ice cold pool to swim two
miles before school, then hav-
ing to return after school to
swim an additional four miles.
All their practice paid off for
them, though. They finished
their season with a ten and nine
record. The Panthers finished
first at Calumet Relays and
fourth at the Kankakee Valley
Swimming Steadily. Jeff Ritter, sopho-
more. moves steadily along in the pool
during a meet.
Invitational. Six boys qualified
for Sectionals: Dave Rhodes,
Paul Mount, Don Ritter, Jeff Rit-
ter, Steve Holen, and Andy
Hamilton. Cathy Baker quali-
fied from the girls.
"We had a fantastic season,”
said coach Kim Millus. “We fin-
ished fourth in Sectionals the
highest we have ever finished in
a very long time. We also broke
two records at Sectionals that
hadn't been broken in eleven
years," said Millus.
"I thought the season was
very good. For a mixed team
they did well,” said Coach
Mount. “I’d like to see the girls
have their own team though, be-
cause they would do better
alone and so would the boys,”
Jumpin'. Freshman Greg Steapleton
prepares to dive off the diving board
and into the pool.
Contemplation. Senior Bob Hedges lis-
tens attentively to instructions during a
time out in the Panther huddle.
Playing the game. Senior Paul Osmulski
looks around for an open man while an
opponent blocks him.
Jump ball. Junior Jerry Tomasic leaps
for the ball hoping to tip it to one of his
teammates in order to score.
Holding his ground. Senior Jeff Bridges
tries backing his opponent so he will be
unable to score.
Are they turning disco? No, this is only
a new technique of coordination, aero-
bics, for the basketball team.
The 1984-85 basketball
campaign resembled an
amusement park at times; it
had more ups and downs than
a rollercoaster and more
unknowns than a haunted
The season opened with the
Panthers having 4 returning
lettermen in Jeff Bridges,
Chris Gall, Jerry Tomasic and
Paul Osmulski; however, only
Bridges and Osmulski had any
experience. The Panthers were
faced with a schedule of no
less than 12 teams returning
at least 3 starters. Hopes were
heightened when 6'8" West
German exchange student
Michael Schwarz entered the
picture. Although the IHSAA
did not release Schwarz's
eligibility until 8 games had
been played, the Panthers
began on a winning note by
defeating 84-85 PCC co-champ
Wheeler by 17.
From that point things
began to unravel as crucial
injuries claimed Bob Hedges,
Osmulski, Bridges, Eric
Schilling, Fred Baltrusis, Jeff
Kenda and Jerry Tomasic at
various times. The
roundballers regrouped and
won 3 of 4 games after
Christmas, including a 12
point victory over Hoosier
Conference co-champ Lake
Station and a road win over
The Panthers played well
but sputtered throughout the
season as they consistently
played more talented teams
right down to the wire only to
drop (continued on following
1985 Boys Basketball
•Indicates games where at least 1 player was unavailable for action
Back row: Assistant Coach Bob Hastings, Doug Spitz, Chris Gall, Jerry
Tomasic, Fred Baltrusis, Michael Schwarz, Jeff Kenda, Paul Osmulski,
Jeff Bridges, Asst. Coach Gordon Dilling. Middle row: Paul Villalobos, Dick
Kretz, Coach Jerry Gurrado, Bob Hedges, Eric Schilling. Front row: Ruth
Obermeyer, Lisa Sainato, Kim Filkowski, Jill Hilbrich, Tricia Jeremiah,
Christina Ruiz, Michelle Robinette.
Help. Junior Eric Schilling looks for
another Panther so the opposing team
won 't get possession of the ball.
Almost on top. Senior Jeff Bridges
jumps toward the basket to get the
score in favor of the Panthers.
(continued from previous
page) close games. No loss
from Christmas on was by
more than 8 points except the
12 point loss to Gary Wirt.
Panther fans were treated to
again during a heart-stopping 3
point loss to 1984 Final Four
team, Lake Central. The
Indians brought 9 returning
lettermen to a noisy, crowded
Panther gym. The second
meeting with Lake Central
occurred in the first round of
the Calumet Sectionals, as the
Indians ended Griffith’s
“I was extremely proud of
our team as they showed no
quit throughout the entire
year. Although the season
itself and all of the injuries
were extremely frustrating for
all of us, the guys gave their
best effort. A lesser character
of young man would have
turned in his uniform or quit
trying, but that never
happened. If the players,
coaches and everyone
involved is giving their all, I
can’t ask anything else of
them or myself.” said Coach
Jeff Bridges earned MVP
and high scorer for his second
Despite the disappointing
record, the two year record is
Griffith’s best two year total in
8 years at 20-22.
It's all mine! Senior Jeff Kenda strug-
gles to keep the basketball as his oppo-
nent tries to get It.
Will he make it? Senior Paul Osmulski
shoots for the basket as his opponents
try to block his shot.
Considering the fact that the
girl's basketball team had a
season of four and fifteen,
Coach Don Whittemore
expects more next season.
“Next year should be better
because I have a freshman
team and I can teach them
what the varsity team is
learning and try something
new using continuity and do
the same for all teams,” he
This year the team used
only one new offense instead
of a few. They worked a lot on
the same things over and over
which gave them experience
for next year.
The only player that the
team will be losing next year
is Senior Mary Meny.
“I’m kind of sad to go. It's
sad because we all got along
really well,” she said, “I think
the team’s going to be really
good next year because
everyone's coming back next
year except me because I'm a
senior,” she concluded.
Back Row: Coach Don Whittemore, Tammy Jovanovich, Beth Karp, Karen Imboden,
Tammy Huzzie. Kelly Evans, Lyn Sweeney. Front Row: Vickie Mann, Lisa Mowery,
Mary Meny, Linda Gabrys, Laura Waldron.
Junior Vickie Mann puts all of her ener-
gy into making a few points to help her
Coach Whittemore gives the team a few
helpful hints before the game and tries
to boost their spirits.
Girl's Basketball-1 1 1-
Steady! Junior Kim Ritter stretches out
her arms to keep her balance while
practicing on the beam.
Gymnastics are a group of
different exercises such as floor
exercise, vault, beam, and bars.
There are different reasons for
joining the gymnastics team.
“I joined because I have been
in dancing for a few years and
it’s fun. It’s a lot of fun and I like
the competition,” said junior
Other team members are
Kristie Laich, Kim Ritter, Joan
Meny, Amy Schmidt, Tiffany
Toweson, Brenda Foss, Cindy
Nichols, and three other fresh-
men. Their coach is Debbie
The team has lost all of their
meets but only because there
were not enough girls compet-
ing. The team seems to have a
lot of potential. Maybe some-
day there could be a future
Mary Lou Retton, Julianne Mc-
Namara or a Cathy Rigby on our
own gymnastics team.
Taking Flight. Senior Kristie Laich
shows grace and talent on her floor rou-
tine at practice.
Concentration. Thinking about her next
move, junior Kim Ritter shows much
poise on the beam.
Up and Over Senior Kristie Laich skill-
fully flips herself over the vault with
Speed , strength and endur-
ance; these are only a few of the
requirements of a good wres-
tler. Wrestling takes a lot of con-
centration. A wrestler has to
know the moves and how to use
them effectively on his oppo-
nent. He must anticipate his op-
ponent's moves and know how
to counteract them.
" Wrestling is a sport where
you have to push yourself,"
said senior Rod Reid. "It really
tests you mentally and phys-
ically, and it keeps you in
shape. ” He said this year there
are only 10 weight classes
filled. Last year all 13 were
filled. This decrease may be the
cause of the many losses.
“ This is a rebuilding year
with a lot of young wrestlers;
therefore, our record reflects
that , " said Coach Shorb. " This
year we have several possibili-
ties for sectional champs and
regional qualifiers, " Shorb said.
"It can take many years to
become a really good wrestler,
but it’s worth it, "said Reid, sen-
Pin' em! Sophomore Randy Zubrick
puts a headlock on his opponent in at-
tempt to pin him for six points.
Ouch! Sophomore Randy Zubrick tries
to release his opponents grip so he can
Kill! This seems to be the felling ex-
pressed on senior Rod Reid 's face as he
attempts a takedown.
Quick Action. Freshman Jeff Gifford
has to work fast to gain points against
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Ouch! A member of the football team
lies on the held while the coaches try to
determine his injuries.
Taking It Easy. Sophomore Scott
Hayes lies back as Junior Mark Riggle
practices his techniques in health class.
It almost never fails, in every
sport somebody gets hurt and
has to stand in the sidelines.
They watch their teammates
score points to win, and lose
points to be defeated, They an-
ticipate the moment that they
can get back on the field on
court. They watch the team
when they are up and down,
and feel the same way even
though they can't actively join
in the sport.
Even though they don’t par-
ticipate, they are a big help to
the team. They give their ad-
vice to their teammates and
give them encouragement. It
helps a team a lot to know that
there are people giving them
Junior Dick Kretz feels it is
"depressing" having to to stand
on the sidelines and watch the
team. He said, “I helped by
cheering for them and giving
This support is very impor-
tant to his teammates. Also, it
makes the injured person feel
as though he is contributing
something to the team. Some-
times it means just as much to
have the person participating
as to have him cheering.
Getting Comfortable. Sophomore
Jennifer Benkovich kicks up her feet
and tries to get comfortable.
Anticipation. Senior John Kirkley
stands on the sidelines among his team-
mates while his foot is in a cast.
Preparation. Coach Don Whittemore
tapes Tammy Huzzie s ankle to prevent
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Sporty J. V.
Siftin' Around. Some of the Junior
Varsity wrestling team relaxes after a
Back row: Dick Kretz. Chris Black.
Mark Smith. John Rockhill, Coach Rob-
ert Hastings, Darrel Seitz. Don McCoy,
Bill Stokes. Rusty Bereolos. David lm-
boden. Front row: Greg Szafasz. Paul
Villalobos. Sean Smith. Lance Russell,
John Rogowski, Manager Amy Gon-
In any activity one must start
at the bottom and learn, gain
experience, work hard, and fi-
nally reach their goal.
In sports a young athlete
starts out with a Junior Varsity
sport, and strives to make a Var-
sity team. Most of the Junior
Varsity teams consist of fresh-
men and sophomores which are
just starting in the senior high.
As an athlete gains the neces-
sary experience and skills need-
ed to perform well in a game,
they may become a Varsity
team member. The skill and ex-
perience must be gained
though, by playing on a Junior
The sports which have Ju-
nior Varsity teams are girls’ and
boys’ basketball, football, vol-
leyball, wrestling, and boys' ten-
nis. On many of these teams a
player may be allowed to play
on both Junior Varsity and a
Junior Varsity sports enable
interested students more of a
chance to participate in sport of
their choice. It also introduces
-118-J. V. Sports
Bam! With a mighty powerful force,
sophomore Rachel Palmer spikes the
ball in attempt to score.
Sporty J. V.
them to the rules if the sport
and the know how necessary to
play Varsity sports in the fu-
In girls' volleyball there an
eighth grade team which gives
young girls a chance to gain ex-
perience for the Varsity team
their freshmen, sophomore, ju-
nior, or senior years.
The basketball teams play
their games on the same nights,
the Varsity games follow the Ju-
nior Varsity games. Fan sup-
port for the games are usually
good, because of the fans for
Junior Varsity football games
are played on separate days
than the games of the Varsity
team. The Junior Varsity
games are mostly played on
The members of the Junior
Varsity teams have a lot of dedi-
cation to their sports. They are
not concerned mainly with the
glory accompanied with sports,
but more with their personal
performance and doing their
best. The athletes try to show
the coaches they can work as a
team as well as on their own.
The Junior Varsity sports do
not get as much recognition
from the fans as the Varsity
teams do. However, whatever
team a player is part of they are
all still true athletes and on their
way up to reach their athletic
Jump! Juniors Dan McCoy and John
Rogowski stretch to attempt to block
their opponents jump shot.
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J. V. Sports-121-
How what? Coach Les Thornton and
Coach Larry Parker watch intently for
the next move.
Hurry! Coach Frank Burke urges his
runners to hurry across the finish line so
he can record their times.
“What did you think you
were doing out there?! Your sil-
ly move cost us some valuable
points !" “That’s ok, better luck
next time." " Hit the showers!”
These are some typical words
heard from Griffith High
Coaching a team of teenagers
could prove to be a very testing
experience. It takes a lot of
courage to tell a group of teen-
agers what to do and how to do
it right. So why do they become
Coach Shorb said, "I coach
because I enjoy working with
young people and it allows me
to participate in sports."
The coaches must prepare
the players by scouting games
and having practices. The re-
ward: a good season. If the sea-
son doesn't turn out well, it
could be very discouraging. So
next time the coach yells, re-
member, it's not easy being a
Jitterbug! Coach Jerry Gurrado seems
a little nervous as he watches his bas-
ketball team perform.
Working away. Coach Tim Foss verifies
that a coach’s job is never done by
checking the players ’ statistics.
There are millions of different people around the world with
millions of different faces. Every person has a different
personality and different characteristics. Just one look at
Griffith High School alone and you will find many different
Griffith High contains many styles of people ranging from
fun-loving to computer whizzes and everything in between. But
every one of them is different from the other; that’s what
makes each truly golden. Each individual has something that
makes him special and unique — individual. Even the teachers
are all different. Not all favor the same students, not all give
weekend homework (UGH!). Some give lectures, some tell
jokes, and yet others rely on discussions. You know a golden
teacher when you see one. They are usually the ones who listen
to students problems and actually try to help. They care about
the students, good and bad alike.
The attitudes of the teachers and the students combined can
sometimes cause problems and disagreements. A teacher may
dislike a particular student or a student dislike his teacher.
Usually these discrepancies are set aside to provide a pleasant
working environment for both at Griffith.
These golden years are only a once in a lifetime deal. Make
them golden and they can’t rot away. People always have
differences, but to live together peacefully starts by
appreciating each others’ individuality.
Getting Angry. Mr. Carl Dalton seems to
be a little "hot under the collar. " Class
discussions may bring out intense feel-
ings when dealing with controversy.
Just another face! Different expressions can be
glimpsed on the faces of students. Anger, awe, and
amusement are some of the many emotions shown.
Typical teenager. One of the many different smiles
that can be seen in the cafeteria. School food does
strange things to students sometimes!
Help! Senior Tricia Jeremiah asks her shop teacher
Mr. Dan Leslie for assistance on her project. Compli-
cated problems often result in frustration.
Golden Smiles- 125-
Miss Kathy Allen, Chemistry, H.I.S.;
Mrs. Sue Artim, Senior High Office
Secretary; Mr. Jim Bartlett, Athletic
Director; Mrs. Sandra M. Beahm,
Mr. Howard Besch, Chemistry,
Physics Science Department
Chairperson, Student Council
Sponsor, Honor Society Sponsor; Mr.
William Birk, Economics, Bowling
Club Sponsor; Mr. Frank Burke,
Physical Education, Industrial Arts,
Health, Physical Education
Chairperson, Head Track Coach, 9th
grade football coach; Mr. Robert
Butler, Director of Central Duplicating.
Mrs. Ruth Carmichael, Biology; Mrs.
Theresa Carstensen, Algebra T4,
Senior Mathematics; Mr. Darryl
Carstensen. Plane and Solid
Geometry, Algebra, Senior Class
Sponsor; Mr. Noel D. Cross,
Instrumental Music, Music
Miss Margaret Croxton, Foods.
Housing; Mr. Carl E. Dalton, Social
Science Department Chairperson,
Psychology, Sociology, Thanatology,
Beginning Composition; Mrs. Barbara
Deleget, Plane and Solid Geometry,
Algebra ; Mrs. Susan Dennis, Health;
Mrs. Sarah Cundiff, Treasurer; Mr.
Samuel Cox, Principal; Mr. David
Smith, Assistant Principal; Mr. Pat
McTaggart. Director of Pupil
Mr. Robert Kurtz, Superintendent;
Mr. William Gall, Assistant
Superintendent; Mr. Richard
Mr. Richard Kane, First Vice-President;
Mr. Claude Hochsteller, Sec. Vice
President; Mr. Mervyn Barenie,
Secretary; Mr. John Cioroianu, Asst.
New Teachers; Mr. Ron Small, Miss
Sheila Valle, Mrs. Teresa Carstensen,
and Miss Julie Marcinek.
Four new teachers were wel-
comed to Griffith High this year.
Miss Sheila Valle, English
teacher, was a graduate of Val-
"I think Griffith's English De-
partment is very good. We have
a lot of new books and other
teaching supplies,” Miss Valle
Miss Julie Marcinek, publica-
tions adviser and English teach-
er, is a graduate of Indiana Uni-
"Most of the students I've
worked with have been cooper-
ative, especially on the publica-
tion staffs. The students have
Try it again! Band Director, Mr. Ron
Small, works with band members to
prepare for upcoming contests.
usually exhibited a special dedi-
cation to their work," Miss Mar-
Miss Teresa Carstensen,
math teacher, is a graduate of
St. Joseph's College.
“I like Griffith and I feel that
the students are very helpful
and friendly," Mrs. Carstensen
Mr. Ron Small, band director,
is a graduate of Ball State Uni-
"I think the band is very anx-
ious to learn new things. I hope
to be able to enter the band in
contests within a few years,"
Mr. Small said.
What now? Mr. Larry Owen, History
teacher, reads the morning announce-
ments to his class.
Good job! Mrs. Judith Surovek, English
teacher, checks over the work of her
Mr. Ronald Divjak, Physical Education
and Health. Cross Country coach;
Mrs. Mary L. Earp, R.N., tiurse; Mrs.
Susie Elfiaggar. Trigonometry,
Analytic Geometry. Plane and Solid
Geometry; Miss Charlotte Fedorchak,
Mr. James Garretson. Counselor; Mr.
Jerry W. Gurrado, Government,
Contemporary (J.S. History,
Black/Ethnic History, Varsity
Basketball Coach, Girls Varsity Tennis
Coach; Mrs. Hansen, Suspension
Mr. Robert Hastings, World and (J.S.
History, JV basketball coach; Ms.
Lawrene R. Hawthorne, Librarian; Mrs.
Lynn Heller: Counselor;
Mrs. Jean Herd, Library Assistant;
Mrs. Betty Holmgren, Shorthand,
Secretarial Practice; Mrs. Janet
Mrs. Margie Keithley, Preparation for
Adult Living, Clothing, Home
Economics; Mr. Dick Koval.
Accounting. Business Math; Mrs.
Suzanne Lamfalusi, (J.S. History,
Mrs. Clara Lazar, Guidance
Department Secretary; Mr. Dan Leslie,
Wood Shop; Mr. George McClure,
Metal and Machine Shop;
Mrs. Margaret McMabney, Typing,
Business Law, Business English,
Career Preparation; Miss Julie A.
Marcinek, Sophomore English,
Contemporary Literature, Journalism,
Adviser for Panther Press, Reflector,
Quill and Scroll; Mr. Larry Owen,
Happy Days! Mr. Howard Besch Laughs
at the latest news from his class. A
break from work is sometimes needed.
Help ! Senior Leonard Courtwright asks
Mr. Larry Parker for help on his assign-
“Gee, you look nice today
Miss Jones,” said Melvin as he
walked into the room.
“Thank you, Melvin,” said
Miss Jones. “Would you like
to run a few errands for me
today?" she asks.
Showing favoritism to one
student can be very annoying
to other students.
“I don't think it's right to
give people grades that they
don't really work for," said
junior Sharon Bough.
Every teacher is different;
therefore, there are many
different types of teacher's
pets. “The most favored
people are those who are quiet
and don't interrupt and disturb
the class," said junior Kim
Most people believe that the
people who get straight A s all
the time are the ones that all
the teachers like most. On the
contrary, Miss Weber said,
"It's not necessarily the
smartest students who are
special to you.”
At r. Larry Parker, Drafting 1-2 ;
Assistant Varsity Football coach ; Mrs.
Kyra Perry, Business; Mrs. Joyce
Petska, Basic Biology; Mr. Bill Platt,
Algebra. Consumer Math; Mr. Wayne
A. Price. Business.
Mr. Donald Ray, Government, History,
basketball and football scorekeeper;
Mr. Dick Reyome, Career Prep.
Vocational Coordinator. Assistant
Football coach; DECA sponsor; Mr.
Charles J. Ricks, Drawing, Painting,
Art Appreciation, Golf Coach; Ms.
Susan Slawniak, Basic English,
Beginning Composition; senior class
sponsor; Mr. Ronald Small,
Instrumental Music, Marching Band,
Pep Band, Jazz Band.
Mrs. Sharon Smith, English
Department Chairperson, Sophomore
English, American Novel, English
Novel and Drama, sophomore class
sponsor; Mrs. Cynthia Spejewski,
Choir; Mr. Gerry Spejewski, Drama
Director, English; Mr. Stephen C.
Stanczak, U.S. History; Mrs. Judy
Surovek, English, Contemporary
Mr. Les Thornton, World History,
Head Football coach, Junior Class
Sponsor, Varsity Club Sponsor; Mrs.
Julie Turner, High School Office
Secretary; Miss Sheila Valle,
Sophomore English, Beginning
Composition, General Literature,
Booster Club Sponsor; Mrs. Cathy
Wasielewski, Physical Education; Mr.
Ray Weaver, Spanish, Asst. Drama
Director, GHS Film Series.
Miss Betty Weber, French, Foreign
Language Department Chairperson;
Mr. Robert Witt, Arts and Crafts,
Ceramics; Mrs. Nancy Vanuzzi, Arts
and Crafts, Art Appreciation,
Calligraphy; Miss Marilyn Young,
English; Mrs. Nancy Yuhasz. AV
John Christopher Adams.
football — 3 Darla Kay Anderson.
track — 2, band — 2,3.4, Varsity Club —
2,3, band workshop — 2,3,4; Tom C.
Anderson; Shelly Artz: Kristen Lee
Atkinson. Booster Club — 2,3,4,
Sweetergirl — 4, Concert Choir — 3.4.
Choralettes — 3, Girls' Chorus — 2,
Dramatics — 2,3.4, Student Council —
3, ISSMA— 3,4.
Dwane Austgen; Cathrine Mary
Baker, track — 2,3,4, Swimming —
2.3.4, (captain — 4), Band — 2,3,
Executive Council — 2,3,4, National
Honor Society — 2,3,4, Student
Council — 2,3,4. Varsity Club — 2,3,4,
Girls State Alternate — 3; Fred
Stanley Baltrusis. football — 2,3,4.
Basketball — 2,3,4, Varsity Club — 4;
Ken K. Baran; Julie Barenie.
track — 2,3,4, cross country — 3,4,
band — 2,3, Varsity Club — 2.3,4.
Jeanine Marie Benkovich. booster
club — 2,3,4, (Vice president — 4),
Sweatergirl — 4; Donna S. Bitner,
band — 2, band workshop — 2; Tim E.
Blair, football — 2,3,4, basketball — 2.4.
football MVP — 4, team all
conference — 4; Elizabeth Ann
Blankenship, boosterclub — 2. bowling
club — 3, Reflector — 3, Panther
Press — 2; Natalie Theresa Boilek.
track —2,3,4, (manager— 4).
Lynn Bowmann; Laura Marie
Bozarth. News Bureau — 2,3, (editor-in-
chief — 3, most valuable staffer — 3);
Lisa Irene Brack, swimming — 2,
swimming manager — 2, booster
club — 2,3,4, dramatics — 2,4, Varsity
Club — 2,3: Mike Bratcher; Jeff
Allen Bridges, basketball — 2,3,4,
baseball — 2, Varsity Club — 2,3,4,
Prom King Candidate, Turnabout
Prince, Homecoming King — 4, All-
Conference — 3, All-Sectional — 3,
Junior all-state — 3.
Michael Shawn Brill, basketball — 2,
football — 4, cross country — 2,3,
Executive Council — 2,3,4, National
Honor Society — 2,3,4, Varsity Club —
2,3,4, Class President — 2, Class Vice
President — 4, Prom King,
Homecoming King candidate — 4, Boys
state alternate — 3; Kelley Jane
Bryan, band — 2; Mary Ellen Bryant,
basketball, cross country — 2, booster
club — 2,3,4, Pantherettes — 4; Wendy
Ellen Burton, Quill & Scroll — 3,4,
Bowling club — 3, Reflector — 2,3, (Ad
Layout editor — 3), Journalism
Workshop — 3; Mike Burge.
Dawn Dyan Buzea. booster club —
2,3,4. Pantherettes — 4. Pantherette
workshop — 4; Michael Joseph
Campbell, basketball — 2,3, cross
country — 2, track — 2, Ed Paul
Carver, golf — 2,3,4, bowling club — 2,
Reflector photo editor — 3; Bart
Cashman, wrestling — 4, concert
choir — 2,3,4, Dramatics — 2,3,4;
Money Holds Out from
Every year the three classes;
sophomores, juniors and sen-
iors do something to raise mon-
ey for the year's expenses, like
dances, homecoming and ban-
quets. But this year the senior
class didn’t have to do any of
“We did real good last year in
raising money," said Mr. Car-
stensen, senior class sponsor.
The class raised more than
enough their junior year selling
magazine subscriptions to pay
for Prom and they still have
enough money this year for
their homecoming activities
and the senior class banquet.
Greg A. Clark, Quill and Scroll — 4,
Panther Press — 3,4, (Assistant Sports
Editor — 3, Editor-in-chief — 4),
Newsbureau — 3,4; Thomas Edward
Coil, track — 2,3, track manager — 3,
Dramatics — 2; Mindy Collier;
Patricia Ann Cook, track — 2,3,
swimming — 3.4, (capt. — 4), booster
club — 2,3.4, concert choir — 3.4. girls
chorus — 2, Dramatics — 2, Varsity
Club — 3.4: Tim Dailey, basketball —
2, track — 3, cross country — 3,4;
Debbie Sue Dash, track — 2, band —
2.3.4, Executive Council — 2, Student
Council — 2, Bowling club — 2; Cindy
L. Dec, basketball — 3. booster club —
2.3.4. Sweatergirl — 4. Executive
Council — 2,3,4, Varsity Club — 3,4,
Student Council — 2,3,4; Connie
Marie Dec, basketball — 2, track — 3,
booster club — 2,3,4, (Sec./Treas. — 4),
Sweatergirl — 4, Executive Council — 4,
Student Council — 4; Tracy Anne
Degani, track — 4, band — 2,3.4.
booster club — 2, Pep band — 2,3,4;
Senior Executive Council; Connie Dec. Jill Hllbrlch. Bob Hedges. Cindy Dec. Doug Spitz. Trtcla Jeremiah. Kim
Fllkowskl. Jenny Orcevlch. Cathy Baker. Lisa Govert, Wendy Klelnaman, Christina Ruiz, Barb Glassford,
Kristie Laich. Gina Sainato. John Kirkley. Chris Gall, Michael Brill and Dave Rhodes
Nancy Ann Dunmire, DECA — 3,4;
Todd A. Du Vail, track — 2; Tim
Ed wards: Da wn Marie Eichelberger;
Anthony Jay Evantz, track — 2,
Wrestling — 2,3, National Honor
Society — 3,4.
Michael John Doctor, tennis — 2,3,4,
baseball — 3.4, DECA — 3, Dramatics —
4. Varsity club — 2,3,4; Michael
Anthony Dominguez, football — 2,3,
track — 2.4. wrestling — 2, swimming —
2, band — 2,3,4, Dramatics — 3,4,
Varsity Club — 3,4. Band workshop —
2; Georgia Dutcher; Kelly Dunning;
Sharon Denise DuBrock, booster
club— 3, DECA— 4.
Jeff Farley, cross country — 2,
concert choir — 2,3, Chorale — 3,
Dramatics — 3; Kimberly Ann
Filkowski, basketball — 2, booster
club — 2,3,4, cheerleader — 2,3,4.
(captain — 2), Executive Council —
2,3,4, Varsity Club — 4, Student
Council — 2, Turnabout Princess
Candidate, Homecoming Queen
Candidate, Cheerleading camp — 2,3,4;
Kelly Renee Fisch, band — 2, booster
club — 2,3,4, Sweatergirl — 4, DECA —
4, National Honor Society — 2,
Batgirl — 3; Holly LeAnn Fiscus:
Shelly Fuoss: Christopher William
Gall, basketball— 2,3,4, band— 2,3,4,
Dramatics — 2,3.4, Executive
Council — 3,4, (Pres. — 3,4), National
Honor Society — 3.4, Varsity Club —
3,4, Class President — 3,4, Turnabout
Prince candidate, Boys State
Representative — 3, Basketball Best
Mental Attitude — 3,4. Morning
Announcer — 3,4, JV football
announcer — 2,3,4.
Brian J. Gerike, football — 2,3,4.
Varsity Club — 4, Quill and Scroll — 4,
Reflector — 2,3,4, (Asst, Chief
Photographer — 3,4), Journalism
Seminar — 2,3,4; Todd Scott Gifford,
football — 2, track — 2.
Barbara Jean Glassford. booster
club — 2,3.4, cheerleader — 2,3, choir —
4, Chorale — 4, Dramatics — 2,3,4,
Executive Council — 2.3,4, National
Honor Society — 2,3,4, Student
Council — 2,3.4, Bowling Club — 4,
Pantherettes — 4. Class Vice
President — 2,3, Turnabout Princess
candidate. Girls State
Representative — 3; Rob Gonda:
Susan Marie Gonsiorowski, Quill
and Scroll — 4, Volleyball Manager — 2,
Bowling Club — 2,3,4, (Vice Pres. — 3);
Steven Wayne Good, band — 2,3,4.
band workshop — 2,3,4, Pep band— 4;
James Andrew Gottschlich,
track — 4, cross country — 2,
wrestling — 4, band — 2,3,4.
Lisa Ann Govert, booster club —
2,3,4, Executive Council — 2.3,4,
Student Council — 2,3,4,
Pantherettes — 2,3,4, (Sec. — 4), Prom
Queen candidate. Turnabout Princess,
Homecoming Queen candidate,
Pantherette workshop — 3.4,
basketball aide — 4; Pamela Sue
Gray, booster club — 2,3, DECA — 3,4;
Guenevere Marie Grcevich,
basketball — 2,3, Sweatergirl — 4,
Executive Council — 4, Girls State
Alternate — 3; Phil C. Grede,
football — 2,3,4, Varsity Club — 3,4, All
Conference Football — 4; Jim Green;
Mary Beth Green; Connie Jo
Greger, booster club — 2,3.4.
Executive Council — 2,3, National
Honor Society — 3,4, Student
Council — 2,3,4, Pantherettes — 2,3,4,
(Sec. — 2, Vice Pres. — 3, Pres. — 4),
Pantherette workshop — 2,3,4,
Outstanding Pantherette — 3; Brian
Douglass Gugala, band — 2; Richard
Lee Halajcsik, soccer — 2,3,4,
Concert Choir — 2,3,4, Chorale — 3,4,
Dramatics — 2,3,4. Bowling Club — 3,4,
All state Choir Representative; Susan
Loraine Halsall, booster club — 2,3,4,
Dramatics — 2,3,4, National Honor
Society — 2,3,4, Student Council — 3,
Bowling Club — 2,3,4, (Captain — 2,4,
Treasurer — 3, Pres. — 4),
Pantherettes — 3,4. Pantherette
workshop — 3,4, Girls State
Christopher John Hartman,
track — 2,3,4,; Carolyn Rena Hayes,
booster club — 2,3,4, Sweatergirl — 4,
Concert Choir — 2,3,4. Choralettes — 3,
Girls Chorus — 2, Chorale — 4,
Dramatics 2,3.4. bowling club — 2,3,4;
Robert Ross Hedges, basketball —
2.3.4, golf — 2, tennis — 2,3,4,
baseball — 3, Varsity Club — 3,4,
Turnabout Candidate; Dawn Marie
Hennagair, concert choir — 3, Girls
Choir — 2, DECA — 4: Elizabeth
Marie Herd, tennis — 2,3,4, tennis
captain — 3,4, band — 2,3,4, Executive
Council — 2, National Honor Society —
3.4, Varsity Club — 2
William Heru; Bob Higginbotham;
Jill Kathleen Hilbrich, basketball —
2, track — 2,3,4, swimming — 2,
booster club — 2,3,4, cheerleader —
2.3.4, Executive Council — 2.3.4.
National Honor Society — 3.4, Student
Council — 2,3,4, Homecoming
Queen — 4, Girls State
Representative — 3, Diane Jean
Hochstetler, swimming — 2,
gymnastics — 2 Susan M. Hoffman,
booster club — 3.4. Pantherettes — 3.4
Lora Denine Horvath, track — 2,
volleyball — 2, booster club — 2,3,4.
Concert Choir — 4, Girls Chorus — 2,
Choralettes — 3, Student Council — 2,
Bowling Club — 4; Terri Marie
Houldieson, booster club — 2,3.4.
Sweatergirl — 4, Concert Choir — 3.4.
Chorale — 2, Jeffrey L. Howard,
track — 2,3; Lisa Howard; Sandra
Ann Hreha, track — 2,3.4. booster
club — 2.3,4
Old habits die hard! Seniors develop many habits over the years, many are good,
some are bad.
Seniors develop good,
bad habits in time
The senior year, it brings
about many changes and hab-
its, some for the better, some
for the worse.
By the time a student has
reached his senior year, they
have acquired many habits,
habits such as smoking.
Whether they started be-
cause of peer pressure, curios-
ity, or just out of choice, most
students who are going to
smoke have started by their
Another habit some pick up
during their senior year is tardi-
ness. Seniors walk into classes
at the end of the year with a
restless feeling and often have a
hard time sitting in a class with-
out becoming bored easily.
The senior year is the year of
many parties which may be as-
sociated with underage drink-
ing and even some drug use.
When the senior class is let
out for the year, reckless driv-
ing becomes somewhat com-
mon. It brings about screeching
wheels, blowing horns, and ex-
ceeding the speed limits around
the school grounds. Also with
many of the parties being held,
drinking and driving become a
common and extremely danger-
Seniors Barb Glassford and Lee Ann
Larson discuss the latest news in the
hallway before class begins.
Senior Todd Gifford takes a break from
the long class hour.
Nadine Anne lacobozzi. Girls
Ensemble — 4, Reflector — 4: Jennifer
Helen Isaccs, tennis — 2; Dorothy
Karen Ison, band — 2,3,4 Susan K.
Jestes, tennis — 2,3,4, band — 2-4,
booster club — 2.3,4, Drama — 3,4,
Executive Council — 2,3, National
Honor Society — 2,3,4, Varsity Club —
2,3,4, Student Council — 2,3,4,
Pantherettes — 2,3,4. Denis R.
Jorden, bowling club — 4.
Tricia Elaine Jeremiah, booster
club — 2,3,4, cheerleader — 2,3,4,
Executive Council — 2,3,4, Student
Council — 2, Prom Queen Candidate,
Turnabout Princess candidate, Karen
Lynette Kalicky, basketball
statistician — 3, baseball manager —
2,3,4, volleyball manager — 2,3,
booster club — 2. Executive Council —
3, Brian Karney: James Anthony
Katona, Reflector — 3, Chrissy
Jim Kelly: Kathleen Mary Kelly,
volleyball — 2,3,4, Dramatics — 4;
Stacey Lynne Kemp, volleyball —
2,3,4. band — 2, booster club — 2,3,4,
Executive Council — 2,3,
Pantherettes — 2,3,4. Prom Queen
candidate; Jeffrey David Kenda,
basketball — 3,4, (MVP — 3), Prom King
candidate; Mike T. Kime,
Lisa Kimmel; Bill King, football — 3,
golf — 2,3,4, Varsity Club — 3.4, Cross
Country — 4; John Lawrence
Kirkley, football — 2,3,4, Dramatics —
2,3, Executive Council — 2,3,4,
National Honor Society — 2,3,4,
Varsity Club — 3,4, Student Council —
2,3,4, Class Treasurer — 3,4, Boys
State Delegate; Wendi Sue
Kleinaman, gymnastics — 4, Booster
club — 2,3,4. Pantherettes — 2,3,4,
twirlers — 4, Prom Queen Candidate,
Turnabout Princess Candidate;
Michael Klemoff, wrestling — 4.
Karen Marie Kliza, DECA — 3,4;
Monicka Therese Kondrat; Michael
J. Kubaki, band — 2,3,4, Varsity
Club — 3,4, Bowling Club — 3,4;
Jeanne Marie Kwolek, football
manager — 3,4, football trainer — 4,
training workshop — 4, booster club —
2,3,4, Concert Choir — 3,4, Girls
Choir — 2, Varsity Club — 4.
Dave Kwasny: Joyce Martha
Ladd, DECA — 3,4, Panther Press —
2,3; Kristine Marie Laich,
gymnastics — 2,3,4, (capt. — 2.3,4),
booster club — 2,3,4, Executive
Council — 3,4, Varsity Club — 2,3,4,
Pantherettes — 3,4, (Vice Pres. — 4),
Pantherette workshop — 3,4,
gymnastic Conference Champ — 2;
Lee Ann Larson, booster club —
2,3,4, Choralettes — 3, (Vice Pres. — 3),
Girls Chorus — 2, Chorale — 4, (Sec. —
4), Dramatics — 2,3,4, Executive
Council — 3,4, National Honor
Society — 3.4, Student Council — 3,4,
Pantherettes — 2,3,4, Pantherette
workshop — 3,4.
Sherri Ann Long, Booster club —
2,3,4, Concert Choir — 3, Girls
Chorus — 2, DECA — 3,4, (Pres. — 4);
Bob Lowden: Monica Lee Maglish,
gymnastics — 2. booster club — 2,3,4,
Varsity Club — 2, Pantherettes — 2,3,4,
(sec. — 3), Pantherette workshop — 3,4;
Dan Markye. band — 2,3,4,; Ron
William Marsh, Concert Choir —
2,3,4, (Pres. — 4); Tina Maxberry;
Susan Elizabeth Maywald.
Christine Ann McGuire, DECA —
3,4, (Pres. — 4), Batgirl — 2,3; Edward
Joseph McKnight, band — 2,3,4,
Dramatics — 3. band workshop — 2,3,4,
Pep band — 2,3,4, Jazz band — 2,3,4;
Malena Medina, mat maid — 2,3,
booster club — 2,3, Concert Choir — 4,
Girls Chorus — 2, Dramatics — 3;
Joetta Melton, booster club — 2, mat
Jennifer Lyn Meny, track — 2,3,
band — 2,3,4, Jazz band — 2,3,4. Pep
Band — 2,3,4. booster club — 2,3,4,
Dramatics — 2,3,4, National Honor
Society — 3.4, band workshop — 2,3;
Mary Kay Meny, basketball — 2,3,4,
basketball capt. — 4, track — 2,3,4,
(capt. — 4), volleyball — 2,3, band —
2.3.4 Reflector — 3,4. Pep band — 2,3,
journalism workshop — 3.4, journalism
seminar — 2,3,4; Christine Marie
Mnich, track — 4, booster club — 2,3,4,
Girls Chorus — 4, bowling club — 2;
Martin Tony Morales.
Michael C. Moran, football — 4;
Brent Moreland: Gregory Bruce
Morgan, football — 2,3,4, All-
Conference — 4, Varsity Club — 3,4;
Paul R. Mount, swimming — 2,3,4,
track — 4, Varsity Club — 2,3,4; Robb
R. Muller, football— 2,3,4,
swimming — 2, baseball — 2,3,4,
band — 2.
Kimberly Ann Navaree.
swimming — 2,3, tennis — 2, band —
2,3, booster club — 2,3, Varsity Club —
2,3,4, Reflector — 3; Sherri Jill
Newland, band — 2,3, Concert Choir —
3, Girls Chorus — 2, Dramatics — 2,
Bowling Club — 2; James Julius
Nichols: Patrick Clark O'Donnel,
cross country — 2, swimming — 3,
baseball — 2, band — 2,3,4. bowling
club — 4, Turnabout Prince candidate;
Paul Richard Osmulski, basketball —
2,3,4, Varsity Club — 4, Student
Council — 4, Prom King candidate.
Boys State alternate — 3.
Don Overmeyer: Robert A. Pal:
Maria Helen Panos: Traci Kathleen
Paulson, tennis manager — 3,4,
Dramatics — 3,4; Steve Pavelka.
Robert Penman, wrestling — 2,3,4.
Executive Council — 3, Varsity Club —
2.3.4. Student Council — 4; Natalie
Petronella; Heather Jean
Polatewicz, band — 2,3,4, (Vice Pres. —
4), Pep band — 3,4, band workshop —
2.3.4, booster club — 3,4: Lee Ann
Popa, track — 2, gymnastics — 3,
booster club — 2,3,4, Concert Choir —
2,3,4, (Pres. — 4), Girls Chorus — 3,
(Vice Pres. — 3), Chorale — 4,
Dramatics — 2,3, bowling club — 3,4,
(Sec. — 4); Jerome Edward
Potowsky, bowling club — 4.
Andrew James Pustek, football —
2,3,4, baseball— 2,3,4, Varsity Club —
3,4, All-Conference — 4; Jeff L.
Redar. football — 2,3,4; Rodney
Edward Reid, wrestling — 2,3,4; Eric
Allen Reising, Concert Choir — 2,
bowling club — 2, Jeffrey Scott
Reitz, football — 4.
Chris Rena; Jeff Rex; Kelly Marie
Reyome, football statistician— 2,3.4,
booster club — 2,3,4, (Pres. — 4,
Sweatergirl — 4, Concert Choir — 4.
Girls Chorus — 2, Chorale — 4,
Choralettes — 3, Dramatics — 2,3,4,
Executive Council — 3, National Honor
Society — 3,4, Student Council — 3,
Pantherettes — 4, Girls State alternate;
David Jeffrey Rhodes, football —
2,3,4, swimming — 2,3,4, (capt. — 4),
Executive Council — 3,4, National
Honor Society — 4, (Pres. — 4), Varsity
Club — 2,3,4, Student Council — 3,4,
Homecoming King Candidate, Boys
State Representative; Cynthia Dawn
Riley, band — 2,3,4, booster club —
2,3,4, Concert Choir — 3,4, Chorale —
4, Dramatics — 3,4, Honor Society —
3,4, drum major — 3,4
Donald R. Ritter, Jr., football —
2.3.4. golf — 2, swimming — 2,3.4,
(capt. — 4), Executive Council — 4,
Student Council — 2,3,4, (Treas. — 4),
Homecoming King candidate, attended
Science workshops — 2,3,4: M ike C.
Rivich, soccer — 4; Loretta Ann
Roach, band — 2,3,4, booster club —
2.3.4. Pantherettes — 4, Pep band —
3,4; Christina Michelle Ruiz,
booster club — 2,3,4, cheerleader —
2.3.4. Executive Council, National
Honor Society — 3,4, Varsity Club — 4.
Student Council — 2,3,4, (vice pres. —
4), Prom Queen, Homecoming Queen
candidate, cheerleading workshop — 3,
attended I.U. Honors Program in
Mexico; Scott Russell.
Laura Elaine Ruusko, band — 2,3,
booster club — 4, Dramatics — 4: Gina
Marie Sainato, Booster club — 2,3.4
Executive Council — 2,3,4, Student
Council — 2,3.4. Pantherettes— 2,3,4,
Pantherette workshop — 3,4. Girls
State Representative; Karen
Schmidt: Steve Schoenborn,
football — 2, wrestling — 2, soccer — 4.
stage manager; Tina Marie
Schuhrke, track — 3.
Alligator? Ask Jim Green
There are those who have
dogs, cats, birds, alligators,
fish, and hamsters. Alligators?
How could anyone in his normal
mind possibly need an alligator
to keep him company? Senior
Jim Green must find having a
large, scaly reptile interesting
because that is exactly what he
has. Jim says he's only one
year old and only one foot long.
However, Jim said, "He's in no
way friendly. He always bites."
How does it behave? How is it
taken care of? Does it affect oth-
er family members? Does it
help protect the house? As Jim
said, the alligator is not friendly,
What a pet! Senior Jim Green tries to
get his alligator out of its tand without
so burglars would most likely
turn away once they found out.
As for behavior, Jim said that it
is true about alligators falling
asleep if they're on their back.
Since the wisest thing wouldn’t
be for Jim to let the alligator
roam the house, he allows it to
swim in the bath tub. Jim also
said that his mom and sister like
to watch it, but they don't touch
What do alligators, or at least
his alligator eat? Where does he
stay? "I feed him live goldfish.
In a tank on my dresser is where
he stays," said Jim.
Why would he want an alliga-
tor? “I own an alligator because
I like wild things,” Jim said. "I
have no other strange animals."
Anne Constance Scribner, band —
2,3,4, pep band; David Keith Seiber,
basketball manager — 3, cross
country — 4, wrestling — 2,
Dramatics — 2,3. Executive Council —
2,3, (Treas. — 2), National Honor
Society — 2,3,4, (treas. — 3, Pres. — 4).
Panther Press — 2, Student Leadership
Institute — 3, Student Council State
Boys State Representative — 3;
Michelle Lynn Senzig, booster
club — 4, Concert Choir — 4, Girls
Choir — 2. Choralettes — 3, Chorale — 4,
Dramatics — 2; Jeff Leonard
Setmayer, baseball — 2,3,4, band —
2,3,4, Varsity Club — 2,3,4, Bowling
Club — 2,3,4; Michaelene Shaffer.
Gregg A. Slusher: Andrea Louise
Smith, mat maid — 3.4, Concert
Choir — 3, (Sec. — 3), Girls Chorus — 2,
Chorale — 4, Dramatics — 3; Ron Lee
Stemp, DECA — 4, wrestling — 2; Jill
Stout; Dawn Marie Stover, booster
club — 2,3, Concert Choir — 3,4,
Choralettes — 3, Girls Chorus — 2,
Chorale— 4, DECA— 4.
Michelle Jeanette Straka. band —
2.3.4, band workshop — 4, Pep band —
2.3.4, DECA — 4; Albert R. Strauch,
football — 2,3,4, All-Conference — 4,
All-Area — 4, All-State Class, baseball-
2,3,4, Varsity Club — 3,4, Outstanding
Sfeve Swinford, baseball — 2,
DECA — 4, bowling club — 3, AV
aide — 4; Janeen Elizabeth
Szafarczyk, booster club — 2.3,4,
Student Council — 3, Bowling club — 2.
Jill Marie Szafarczyk, booster
club — 2,3,4, Varsity Club — 2,3,4,
(Vice Pres. — 2), (Sec. — 3, Vice Pres. —
4), Pantherettes — 2,3,4, Outstanding
Pantherette Award — 3: Kim Tank.
Senior Tricia Jeremiah puts the finishing touches on her project for
James Taylor; Michelle Marie
Thompson, booster club — 2,3,4,
cheerleading — 2,3, (Co-captain — 3),
cheerleading workshop — 2,
cheerleading day camp — 2,3,
Pantherette workshop — 4, batgirl — 2;
Christine Dawn (Jhter, track — 2,
gymnastics — 2, booster club — 2,3,
DECA — 2,3,4, Pantherettes — 4;
Debra Jean Villalpando, DECA — 4,
Varsity Club — 3: Maria Elena
Voyak, booster club — 4, Dramatics —
Sherri Lynn Waddle, band — 2,3,4,
booster club — 2,3,4, pep band — 2,3,4;
Lisa Ann Waldron, track — 3,
bowling club— 2,3, matmaid, batgirl,
cross country manager; Melissa
Louse Wall, basketball statistician —
4, jazz band — 2,3, band — 2,3, pep
band — 2,3, booster club — 3, National
Honor Society — 3,4, Quill and
Scroll — 3,4, Panther Press — 3,4,
(Business Manager — 3,4), Journalism
workshop — 2,3,4; Thomas Walter;
Karen Ann Wang, band — 2,3,4.
Seniors show their spirit by wearing black and gold during spirit week.
Seniorities Strikes All:
Griffith Students Suffer
Itching, feverish, moody and
impatient sounds like charac-
teristics of somekind of disease.
In a way, senioritis is a disease,
only the symptoms are not dan-
gerous. The itch is boredom,
the fever of excitement, moodi-
ness due to lack of interest in
homework, and impatience
from daydreaming of being free
When students become sen-
iors, they start realizing how lit-
tle time they have to prepare for
their post-high school years.
Confusion may be a strong feel-
ing among twelfth-graders, but
excitement and joy share in the
emotions. For a lot of students,
by the senior year, the neces-
sary tests have been taken and
forms sent in for the college or
job of their choice.
There's the overanxious sen-
ior who can't wait until his col-
lege days in the dorms and fra-
ternities, but there is also the
bored and mellowed out stu-
dent who lays back and waits
quietly but not patiently, for
graduation day to arrive. ''I’ve
been bored with all my classes
and don't seem to have much
interest in my homework any-
more. I can’t wait to graduate
and get out of school,” said sen-
ior Donna Bitner.
So, if the symptoms start to
show in yourself and fellow
classmates, senioritis has ar-
Alike Ward; Polly Ward; Kris Ann
Wasserman, swimming — 2, band — 2,
booster club — 2,3,4, Varsity Club —
2.3.4, Student Council — 2,3.4; Diana
Waters: Gregroy H. Welk, baseball —
Dave L. Wiley, swimming — 2,3;
Victor H. Wilhelm, golf — 2,3,4,
Panther Press — 3,4, (Sports Editor —
4), Quill and Scroll — 4; John Charles
Eugene Willis, baseball — 4; Tim
Keith Willis, baseball— 4; Wendy K.
Wlekinski, usherette — 2 (in Florida),
Young Life — 2,3, (in Florida), French
Club — 2,3, (in Florida).
Mike Cecil Wothke. football — 2,
DECA — 4. (Sec./Treas. — 4); Richard
Wright; Richard Allen Zebracki,
wrestling — 2; Tracey Zimmerman;
Andrea Lynn Zvyak, band— 2,3.4,
Dramatics — 3.
Junior Executive Council: Nancy Pirau. Jenny Lessie. Tracy Foster. Cathy Osborne. Kelly Evans. Vickie Mann.
Ann Wiltfong. Barb Maglish. David Cldchitz. Diane Wesolowski. Kelly Grede. Paul Kleimola. Sami Natzke. Lisa
Sainato. Dawn Rhodes. Mitch Marcus. Heather Bartlerr. Bill Johnson
Funds to be
The junior year is the year for
the traditional proj. For the ju-
nior Executive Council, though,
it's a time for a lot of planning
and fund raising.
Most students spend their
time enjoying the summer be-
ing away from school and all of
its activities. The junior Execu-
tive Council however, spent
their time raising funds by hold-
ing a car wash.
The executive Council con-
sisting of President Mitch Mar-
chu; Vice President Heather
Bartlett; Treasurer Bill John-
son, Secretary Dawn Rhodes
and junior class sponsors Mr.
and Mrs. Les Thornton, plan on
raising funds for the 1985 prom
by holding magazine sales and
possibly a dance, also.
The date for the 1985 Prom
was set at May 11, 1985.
The fundraised money went
toward renting a hall for the
prom. It also went toward hiring
the band for the dancing, and
the additional costs of prepar-
ing for prom.
And the new Miss America is
. . . In a few years when you are
seated in front of the television
set watching the Miss America
Pageant you might see a famil-
iar face. This would be Michelle
Over the summer Michelle
was named second runner-up in
the 1984 Miss Teen Pageant in
Indianapolis. Besides this, she
also received awards for Most
Photogenic, which was the first
award given out. This shocked
Michelle very much. "I thought
for sure I wouldn’t get this one
because it was the very first
handed out and I didn’t know
what to do,” said junior Mi-
The second award given out
was Miss Congeniality which
Michelle won, also. “I thought I
had a very good chance for this
one. I was the only person on
stage and I was there holding
my two trophies," said Mi-
Michelle would like to try
again her senior year if she has
the time. To train for this pag-
eant Michelle just had to diet a
little, but she had to do a lot of
Junior Michelle Johnston poses next to her display of awards from the Miss Teen
Being in the middle is very
hard. For instance being the
middle child in the family, you
have older kids you are always
compared to or you get their
hand-me-downs. Or take being
in the middle of a fight be-
tween your best friends. If you
pick one side then the other
friend hate you. Being a junior
is tough too, because you’re
the between the lowly sopho-
mores and the super seniors.
Being in the second year of
your high school career is not
all bad. Look at it this way,
you are not a lowly sopho-
more who is a little scared at
being demoted to being peas-
ants again, when last year
they were kings and queens.
You’re not a senior who has to
worry about being out on your
own in that jungle called civil-
ization seen, or leaving all
your friends and high school
life behind as you strive to
reach your golden dreams.
So, being a junior is ok.
Looking forward to next year,
juniors can see good times in
being the rulers of the school
and at being near the end of a
long, hard educational life.
“I think being a junior you
are under a lot less pressure
than a sophomore or a senior.
Sophomores are the new guys
on the block and the seniors
have to face the responsibil-
ities of adulthood,” said junior
Sophomore Executive Council; Jim Mirda, David Coli, Mike Marsh, Matt Huss, Rob Lattin, James Csonka, Dawn
Wesolowski, Dawn Bainbridge, Kire Volpe, Ann Hoffman, Julianne Rowe, Laura Waldron, Karrie Reyome, Amy
Schmidt, Amy Gonzales and Rich Brill.
Burks, Mary Beth
Since becoming a junior or
senior, have there ever been
thoughts about a sophomore
having to drudge through the
rain, sleet, and snow? Are there
feelings of guilt or betrayal be-
cause of being able to drive to
school and home every day?
Maybe instead there are feel-
ings of authority and greed. Be-
ing a sophomore, in most cases,
means not having the age and
experience to drive a car.
Sophomores, the next time
an older friend rubs the handi-
cap in your face, give them a
few facts on advantages in
walking. Tell them they are lazy
for driving on a nice day and are
missing out on a different form
of exercise. There are numer-
ous other reasons for hoofing it
Of course, there are advan-
tages to driving to school. Hav-
ing a car and license makes it
easier on days when the snow is
deep or when the rain is pouring
down. It especially makes it
easier on parents who have
then other children who are in
school yet too young to drive.
Don't let it get your spirits
down because your turn will
soon be here and then you
won’t know what to do if you’re
lucky enough to have access to
your parents’ car. If you have
one of your own then say good-
bye to your hoffin' days and hel-
lo to the highway!
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Often, people wonder why, in the back of a yearbook, there are
numerous pages solely devoted to business advertisements and
space sold for messages. The fact is, that if we didn’t sell ads for
the yearbook publication, the yearbook might not be able to come
to you in May. We cannot depend on yearbook sales alone to pay
for the production of our book.
The process of selling ad space is not a difficult one, but can
often drag on. Sometimes staffers get frustrated when they are put
on hold for ten minutes and then are told they will be called back,
and when the call is returned or the caller has to call back him or
herself, they are often turned down. Now, one turn down may not
upset a member of Reflector, but after a while of hearing no, we
start to feel discouraged. Thank goodness there are those who
understand our hard work and dedication.
Selling an ad involves either a phone call or a drive over to the
company and asking if they would like to buy ad space in our
yearbook. That is the hardest part. From there all that has to be
done is fill our form and maybe take a picture later and send them a
bill. Usually we go back to the businesses that have bought ads in
the past so we can hurry and sell as many as we can. Then we work
on the new businesses and ones that have turned us down.
This year our advertisement system changed to ninth size ads.
The range of price varied from $30.00 to $240.00. Our ad space,
however, is not limited to business alone. We also sell to school
clubs or anyone who wants to pay the price. Sometimes, we get
love notes from boyfriend to girlfriend or vice-versa, or a congratu-
lations letter to the senior class or one individual person from
The advertisers who buy space in the yearbook also receive the
exposure to the consumers who read our book and will buy their
products and services. Please support them as they have support-
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There is a new face in Griffith High School
this year. He came from West Germany and
his name is Michael Schwarz.
Michael came to Griffith High School as an
exchange student through the Rotary Club
Exchange Program with a little help from
Indiana University’s Owe Blab and his nation-
al basketball coach.
Michael was one of the top 18 amateur
basketball players in West Germany. He
played center and helped his team to finish
first in the fourth largest division.
In the first of the basketball season the
Indiana High School Athletic Association
wouldn’t let Michael play ball because they
believed that he came here for strictly athle-
Michael played his first game on Friday,
January 4 and received an ovation.
Coach Jerry Gurrado said, “He did real
well despite being nervous." During the
game he made eight rebounds and contribut-
ed two points for the team.
“He really has a super attitude." said
coach Gurrado. “I’m really proud of him.” he
Junior Michael Schwarz, exchange stu-
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If you have been watching the
cheerleaders perform during the bas-
ketball games, you will bave seen a
tiny panther dancing in their midst.
This miniature panther is Cassie
Ringer, the two year old daughter of
Mary Kaye and Rich Ringer. Rich and
Mary Kaye are graduates of Griffith
High School. Mary Kaye was a sweat-
er girl when she attended G.H.S.
Senior Terri Houldieson is Cassie's
aunt. She explained that Cassie's be-
coming the mascot was inittially
Mary Kaye’s idea. "My sister asked
Mr.Gurrado. She asked him last year
but Cassie was too young." Terri said.
Meanwhile, the bond-pigtailed,
blue-eyd tot was prancing around
near the bleachers, her black tail bob-
bing. Cassie was wearing whiskers
and a nose, black and gold hair rib-
bons, and a black “cheering'' ensem-
ble, sown to a black skirt and black
ballet shoes. She learned that she was
to be interviewed, and she sat down
on Terri's lap.
Cassie referred to her new position
of Panther Pantherettes mascot as
"fun." She watched intently while the
Pantherettes performed their half-
time routine. When asked her prefer-
ence between being a Pantherette or a
Cheerleader, Cassie promptly re-
sponded, "Cheerleader is better.”
However active Cassie is by being a
mascot, she is still gettin an early
start on education. “She goes to pre-
school,” Terri said.
Dance and ballet classes are most
likely in Cassie's future. Also, Terri
said that Mary Kay will probably want
Cassie to be a cheerleader when she's
Cassie hopped down from Terri's
lap. With a mischievous grin she an-
nounced, “I'm done now.” Then she
dashed away, and prepared to per-
form for her audience once again with
the big girls on the big basketball
Lit' Panther: Panther mascot Cassie Ringer
gives a warm feeling to the audience when they
watch her perform.
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Breakin' out is the new craze across the na-
tion. Mo, not breakin' out as in acne; breakin'
out as in break dancing.
For the past few years, teens arround the
world as well as those in Griffith have been
trying to master the art of break dancing, also
know as poppin'.
This new technique of dance involves em-
mense concentration and co-ordination. One
must be able to control his mind and and move-
ments to perform the unusual twists and turns.
A few people from Griffith have learned the
art of poppin', but for the most part they just
stick to the traditional type of dance.
Dancing can be a very good means of exer-
cise. Also, people make careers out of dancing.
“I like to dance because it is a lot of fun and it
is some thing to do on the weekend.'' said Sen-
ior Cindy Dec.
There are many types of dance, breaking is
only one of the modern styles practiced these
days. Like everything else, the style of dance
will change and new dances will be invented,
and break dancing will eventually fade away.
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"Hey John, what are you doing Saturday
night?" asked Bill.
"Nothin' " said John.
"Wana come to my party?” said Bill, “ My
parents are going out of town for the weekend
so I'm gonna have a few friends over for a beer
or two." He said.
Sure, sounds great. " said John
Saturday night creeps up on John and he
prepares to go to Bill's house. He lies to his
parents by telling them that he is going to the
movies and won't be home till late.
He gets to Bill's house and there are already
about 20 people there. Inside the house is the
stench of smoke and alcohol. John finds Bill
after searching many of the rooms. He is sitting
in the bathtub totally bombed. John gets him
out and tries to bring him back to conscious-
All of the sudden he hears sirens and can see
the flash of red light through window. He pan-
ics and runs out into the hall where he stumbles
over a few empty bottles. He makes it out of
the house before the police can get him. Unfor-
tunately, Bill wasn't quite as lucky; he had
turned 18 and was considered an adult. The
police took him in and charged him with con-
tributing to the delinquence of minors.
Some people may have witnessed a similar
experience in their lives. If they haven't, they
should realize the consequences.
Parties usually exist on weekends of any giv-
en month. Some begin early in the evening and
some later. Most of the parties last till all hours
of the night.
All types of people can be found at open
parties. They can range in age and personal-
ities greatly. Some are athletes, some are drop-
outs, some are real intelligent students.
People also go to parties for many different
reasons. Some people go to meet people. Oth-
ers go for fun or to get drunk.
But next time there is a party, remember
John and Bill. Bill's experience; maybe it's not
During a staff party senior Brian Gerike plays
pin the tail on the donkey.
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Sunday, January 20, 1985 was the
coldest day ever recorded in history
for the Chicagoland area. The tem-
perature was a bone chilling -27°.
It was a perfect day to sit in front of
a toasty fireplace with a warm mug of
hot cocoa, or read a long book while
curled up under a cozy blanket. Many
people chose to do just that, but there
were a few that didn't.
Some people had places to go on
this record-breaking cold day. On the
busy roads and expressways you
couldn't go very far without passing
broken down cars that simply froze
up due to lack of anti-freeze.
On almost every block in town
there was at least one car that had to
be jumped and countless many oth-
ers that were flooded.
The cold weather can cause a lot of
problems. Water pipes freeze and
break, and people get frostbite very
Now we all know why the birds fly
south. Why don't we?
Oh no! School Board member Mr. Rich Ander-
son and his grandson have a snowball fight.
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Turn Around at Turnabout
She had her mind made up; she was going to ask
him, even if it meant being turned down.
Many girls go through this every year after
Christmas break. The event is Turnabout which
isn't a new kind of breakdance.
There are many different opinions about girls
asking guys out on dates. Some girls feel that ask-
ing guys out is too overbearing while others don't
mind it at all. These are modern times and a girl
need not feel embarrassed about asking a guy out.
Just remember that guys are as nervous about
asking girls out as girls are about asking guys out.
Senior Darla Anderson said. "I feel that in any
situationa girl has every right to ask a guy out.
Things aren't old fashioned amny more and now
you always hear about girls asking guys out.
Junior Kathy Dangello had this to say about the
subject at hand.
"If it is a Turnabout dance or something like
Saddie Hawkins day, I suppose it would be Ok, but
for just a date, I don't think it would be appropriate.
A guy usually gets turned off when a girl comes on
too strong. I think under most circumstances that
the guy should be the one to ask the girl out."
Dancing their way to fun times at Turnabout 84.
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A Senior’s busy life.
By the time a student becomes a Senior they
usually have taken on a job or hobby which
For Senior Lee Popa there is no money or
ribbons to praise her work, only love. Lee is a
mother and wife. She takes on a lot of
responsibility for her son Tre and husband Duke
After having a tiring day of school Lee must
go home to cook dinner, clean house, wash
clothes, and many other household chores. She
also takes on the responsibility of keeping
everything organized and making sure bills and
house payments are paid on time.
"I never even gave a thought to these
responsibilities when I wasn't married and didn't
have a baby, but the most important thing is
pleasing my family and making sure my son has
a great life where he can be happy, healthy and
most of all loved by both his mommy and
daddy." Lee said.
Lee is also a member of Chorale and is
secretary of the bowling club, which are very
Lee finds support from both her and her
husbands parents. During the school day her
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Catching Some Rays. Tanning at a sa-
lon is the newest craze hitting people of
all ages around town.
Sun-worshipers, your quest
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There are many myths con-
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Tanning Salon in Highland said
that wrinkling would not occur
if the correct preventive mea-
sures are taken. “If you protect
yourself with conditioners, you
should not have any problems
with the treatment,” she said.
The actual tanning process
takes place in a tanning booth
and/or bed. Most tanning sa-
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comfort of the person being
tanned. According to Miss
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the body to (JV-B rays. These
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The tanning bed exposes the
body to (JV-A rays which oxi-
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Miss Sheridan said that the
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the booth or bed have, thus, giv-
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There are many reasons why
a person would want a tan.
"I wanted to get a tan for Tur-
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ten days, but since T urnabout is
over now, I might quit."
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skin. "I looked very pale," she
said. "It's been really nice. I
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Goofin' off. Juniors Ruth Obermeyer.
Ellen LaBuda. Debbie Anderson and
Jerry Lewis gather at Shakeys for fun.
Passing Time. Juniors Renee Brown
and Tina Holt share good times and a
few laughs at Jedi’s Garden.
Places for Teens
Where to hang out or where
to not to hang out? That is the
question. So many places these
days are restricted to adults
over 21. Where is a high school
student to hang out? Fortunate-
ly, someone felt sorry for us and
opened a place where the atmo-
sphere is teens and the game is
fun. Where is this place where
teenagers can have fun yet still
obey the law? Club Soda —
where else? Club Soda was
formed with minors in mind.
There is a bar, but it only serves
soft drinks. The club offers
dancing with a real D.J.
For those who aren't so wild
and need a place to hang out,
the Mall still exists and is a pop-
ular place for many other teen-
agers. The shops within the
Mall are filled with items for
people of all ages and tastes.
There is an arcade and some
restaurants for when you just
need a break.
If shopping or dancing is not
your gig, then there is Broad-
way with MacDonald’s restau-
rant and many other stops
along the way. If you do not feel
like stopping then just drive
past and wave. "My friends and
I usually, on weekends, cruise
Broadway and sometimes we
go to the arcades." said senior
Finally, there is Shakey’s on
Indianapolis. If a big crowd
makes you feel comfortable
then stop by on a Friday night
after a basketball game, espe-
cially after a Griffith win.
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Seniors Diane Hochstetler, Monica Konrat. and
Kris Wasserman shop at Ribordy's.
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Speak! Senior Kim Navarro spends a
few moments with her dog after a hard
day at school.
Man's Best Friend. Dogs can prove to
be great companions and don t demand
a lot of attention.
They are either furry and
warm, or cold and clammy, but
they are always there when you
Pets are often people's best
friends. Pets never talk back
and they are good listeners.
What else could they do? They
can also cause a lot of mischief
Senior Bob Higginbotham
said, "I have a ferret named
Sam and he's always into some-
thing. I can never leave him out
of his cage because he gets into
drawers and drags everything
out. So I always make sure he’s
in his cage before I leave for
Cats and dogs are the most
common pets, and reptiles,
such as snakes and lizards have
become more popular. Some
students; however, have quite
Senior Nadine lacobozzi, for
instance, has chickens, roost-
ers, and ducks. She said,
"They're really attached to my
father, they follow him around
the backyard whenever he lets
them out of the cages. They’re
very nice pets.”
Pets can lead to a lot of ex-
penses with Vet care, food, and
grooming supplies. Most ani-
mals demand a lot of attention.
But pets give their owners a
friend and take away loneliness.
Junior Barb Young said, "My
rabbit Jellybean loves to sleep
on my mom's waterbed. My
rabbit has become a good friend
because I don’t have any broth-
ers or sisters to keep me com-
pany when things go wrong.”
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Tons Given Daily
Students folders are
swamped with tons of work-
sheets and tests which have
been given to them throughout
the school year. Teachers seem
to handout some sort of copied
material at least once during
the day. Where does all this pa-
per come from and who does all
this work to make copies for the
It's the duplicating depart-
ment, headed by Mr. Butler. Of
course a teacher must do some
work in making up a carbon
copy or typing out the material
to be printed but the real task
comes when the paper is hand-
ed to the duplicating depart-
When a teacher makes a re-
quest for need materials to be
copied it is the responsibility of
Mr. Butler and his aides to make
sure the teacher receives the
material on time.
The aides in the duplicating
department also have many
tasks. They must know how to
run the machines properly so
they will not do any damage to
Mr. Butler trains each aide in
which he takes before they are
allowed to begin working with
the printing machines. “Work-
ing as an aide for Mr. Butler
gives you a lot of experience in
printing so when you graduate
you know how to run these ma-
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So the next time your folder
becomes cramped with work-
sheets and you feel that you
have done a lot of work, stop
and think of how much work
was done in the process of mak-
In central duplicating. Senior Mindi Col-
lier, has a lot of filing to do with all the
papers to be duplicated.
At central duplicating the teacher's
tests become reality for many students
Here Mr Butler prepares to duplicate.
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Helping Save Lives
No one can say that the stu-
dent body of G.H.S. is not a giv-
ing bunch. Many students and
even some teachers gave a pint
of blood to the American Red
Cross, which someday may be
used to save a life. “I was very
pleased with the cooperation of
the students and faculty this
year. With everybodys help we
were able to reach our goal,”
says Mr. Besch head of National
The goal this year was 100
units of blood and G.H.S. made
their goal and then some. Many
students who gave blood were
glad because they wanted to
save a life someday or just to
get out of class and for free
Some students were unable
Oh Yuck. Senior Dave Wiley carefully
watches his arm as he participates in
the school blood drive.
to give blood because they were
too young or they didn’t want to
because they hate getting stuck
with needles. "I didn't give
blood this year because I don't
like needles, but I’m sure I’ll
give next year,” says Junior
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mia patients, and plasma for
making derivatives, such as
anti-hemophiliac factor, and al-
bumin for shock.
That hurts, Senior Rob Muller waits pa-
tiently for a Red Cross worker to check
to see what type of blood he has.
Power Fails Test
Out of school? Why? There's
not sixteen feet of snow out
there. We’re not in the middle of
a tornado, hurricane, or earth-
quake. Why is there no school
today? Not that I’m complain-
ing or anything. I just want to
know why. There was a what?
A power failure in the school?
Nice try mom, but what really
happened? Oh, that is the
truth? Couldn't they fix it? No,
I’m just kidding, I'm really not in
a hurry to get back. This is
great! What a short week.
The first power failure was.
due to a transformer, causing
power outages in many parts of
town. A second power failure
occurred after the first was re-
Ho School. While repairmen worked on
the power lines. Griffith Jr. and Sr. High
students had a welcomed day off.
solved causing a full day’s vaca-
Having the day off was a
great gift to many of the stu-
dents," senior Debbie Dash
said. "Since I had no electricity,
I spent the morning talking on
the phone. But as soon as the
electricity came back on I had
to watch my favorite soap, “All
Other than catching up on
the soaps, there were many oth-
er rewards of a free day. Some
chose to finish homework,
sleep, go shopping or just be
with friends. But no matter
what, the day was welcomed by
When the electricity failed to cooperate
with the senior and junior high schools,
classes were cancelled.
Lights out. Repairmen work on the lines
in an attempt to restore power to the
every 1985 graduate
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Hobbies A Plenty
A stamp collection, group of
stuffed animals, bowling, and
even sleeping can all be
grouped together to form some-
thing that we all take part in.
Hobbies. Many of us may think
we don't have a hobby, but
whether it’s an everyday ritual
or something we do spasmodi-
cally, it can be classified as a
hobby. “My favorite hobby is
running," said senior Julie Bar-
When we think of hobbies,
automatically stamp or Friday
night bowling pops into our
minds because they are com-
mon hobbies. However, if bird
watching or sleeping is what
you enjoy doing or sleeping is
what you enjoy doing, then that
is your hobby because you’ve
gotton into the habit of doing
that a lot and because it doesn't
Hobbies are a good way to re-
lax and take time to be with
yourself. “I usually run by my-
self,” said Julie. "I find I enjoy
running because it's peaceful
going on an early morning run
when it just snowed and being
the first one to get to go through
the snow. "Get away from it all
with an interesting look or an
inspiring poem or just take a
long walk to sort out your prob-
Hobbies aren't just a leisure
time activity. Some people take
their hobbies serious and con-
tinue on with them through
their life. "I’ve been running for
four years," said Julie, “and
next year I hope to continue
running at Indiana State Univer-
If you are sure that you have
no hobbies of your own, it is
never too late to start.
Work those legs. Sophomore Gordon Getting it in focus. Senior Brian Gerike
Braddy builds up his leg muscles while prints some photos for a little fun in his
working out on the hip-sled spare time.
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After months of preparation
and rehearsals, the cast and
crew of the G.H.S. musical,
“Hello Dolly!” made their debut
February 22, 23 and 24.
On Friday, February 22,
about 256 seats were filled.
Two hundred and eighty-seven
seats were filled Saturday and
282 were filled the following
Sunday at the matinee.
Senior Barb Glassford played
the lead role as Dolly Gallagher
Levi. She also played the lead in
last year's “My Fair Lady” as
"Having the lead role was
pretty exciting,” said Barb.
"But it was also challenging and
very tiring! It’s always fun to be
in the spotlight, though.”
The cast began rehearsing
during Christmas vacation.
"We practiced the better part of
three months, "said Barb. "We
practiced 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:30
to 9:00 Monday through Thurs-
day, and 9:00 to 3:00 pm on Sat-
Both of the foreign exchange
students were in the play, too.
Junior Michael Schwartz
played the part of Rudolph, and
Esther Carrera was a chours
A couple of new things were
added to the Drama Depart-
ment. The new auditorium and
lighting facilities were an added
attraction to the play.
All in all, the cast and crew
enjoyed doing the play and con-
sidered the experience good.
Barb Glassford summed it all
up pretty well. "The hardest
part was trying to bring out Dol-
ly’s personality and make her
seem like a real human being. I
wanted to make her enjoyable
to watch and it was very hard
work that took a lot of time. But
I loved it.”
People behind the scene, Junior Renee
Brown applys the finishing touches of
make up to Senior Esther Carrera's
Waiters quartet. These four waiters sing
backup for Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly dur-
ing the Harmonia Garden scene.
Heed a dancing partner? The waiters of
Harmonia Gardens welcome back Dolly
Levi played by Senior Barb Glassford.
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Academic Division 44, 45
Adams, Brian 142
Adams, Chris 132
Adams, Heather 31, 54, 69, 148
Adinolfi, John 142
Ads, 156- 185
Album Division 124,125
Allen, Kathy 126
Anderson, Craig 67, 142, 176
Anderson, Debbie 66, 67, 142,
Anderson, Jim 86
Anderson, Mark 94, 142
Anderson, Tom 57, 132
Appel, Abbey 69, 84, 148
Archer, Beth 69, 148
Arndt, Robert 68, 72, 75, 86.
87, 99, 142
Artim, Craig 70, 71, 75, 142
Artz, Shelley 132
Asche, Terri 69, 142
Atkinson, Kristin 68, 84, 132
Austgen, Dwane 132
Austgen, Kelly 148
Backe, Jeff 132
Bainbridge, Dawn 30, 84, 99,
Bajza, Michael 66, 142
Baker. Cathy 74, 75, 96, 132,
Baker, Shanee 148
Baltrusis, Fred 99, 132
Baran, Ken 132
Barenie, Julie 55, 96. 132
Barnard, Lisa 7, 84, 142
Bartell, Richard 148
Bartlett, Beau 62, 68, 142
Bartlett, Heather 84, 96, 142,
Bartlett, Jim 101, 126
Barton, Rachael 78, 148
Barus, Brian 6, 8, 142
Basler, Connie 26, 70, 7, 142
Basler, Theresa 70, 71, 148
Beahm, Sandra 126
Beasley, Brian 142
Bedwell, Michael 148
Benante, David 78, 142
Bench Warmers 116, 117
Benkovich, Jeanine 84, 85, 132
Benkovich, Jennifer 70, 71, 84,
90. 116, 148
Bereolos, Russell 68, 118, 148
Berkos, Edith 78, 142
Besch. Howard 126, 130
Best Friends, 26, 27
Billingham, Walter 148
Birk, Bill 126
Bishop, Sean 68, 142
Bitner, Donna 132, 141
Black, Chris 118, 148
Blackard, Michael 142
Blair, Tim 98, 99, 132
Blackwell, Lisa 67, 71, 90, 142
Blankenship, Elizabeth 132
Bogner, Jeffrey 142
Boilek, Natalie 132
Booker, Rick 148
Boren, Chris 72, 99, 148
Bough, Sharon 3, 5, 70, 71,
Bowman, Cindy 148
Bowman, Lynn 57, 132
Boyle, Mandy 26, 64, 69, 148
Boy's Basketball 106-109
Boy's Tennis 94, 95
Bozarth, Laura 132
Brack, Lisa 21, 84, 132
Brady, Stacey 148
Brammer, Earl 31, 54, 148
Brandish, Gregg 148
Bratcher, Mike 132
Bridges, Jeff 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
34, 75, 132, 192
Brill, Mike 11, 12, 14, 34. 35,
74, 75. 98. 99. 132, 133, 165
Brill. Rich 68, 148
Britton, Michael 24
Brown, Michael 142
Brown, Renee 69, 142, 173
Bryan, Kelley 132
Bryant, Mary 132
Burbridge, Greg 99, 148
Burge, Mike 11, 12, 13, 14, 34,
75, 98, 99, 132
Burks, Mary Beth 69, 148
Burton, Pete 71, 148
Burton, Wendy 35, 132
Burke, Frank 92, 122, 126
Buzea, Dawn 132
Byrd, Barney 148
Caldwell. Jennifer 71, 148
Campbell, Christine 37, 75, 142
Campbell, Mike 75, 132
Cannon, Susie 148
Carlson, Brigette 96, 142
Carmichael, Ruth 126
Carpenter, Elizabeth 6, 23, 68,
75, 102, 103, 142
Carrera, Esther 48. 84
Carstensen, Darryl 126, 133
Carstensen, Theresa 54, 126,
Carter, Mike 148
Carver, Ed 88. 132
Carver, Martha 142
Cashman, Bart 68, 69, 132
Cashman, Carl 68, 149
Cassoday, Connie 30, 68, 78.
Cherven, Jaqueline 66, 68. 90,
Choir 68, 69
Christenson, Michelle 142
Church. Scott 149
Cieslak, Bonnie 78, 142
Clark, Christy 132
Clark. Greg 66. 133
Clark, Tracy 70. 71, 149
Clemens, Michael 142
Closing 190, 191, 192
Coaches 122, 123
Coil, David 70, 71, 75, 148, 149
Coil, Michael 70, 71, 142
Coil, Thomas 92, 133
Collier, Melinda 21, 133, 176
Cook, Debbie 96, 149
Cook, Patti 68, 133
Cottingham, Mike 149
Courtright, Leonard 24, 130,
133, 156, 162
Cox, Donna 68, 78, 142
Cox, Sam 126
Crock, Brent 142
Cross, Noel 126
Cross Country 96-97
Croxton, Margaret 126
Crowell, Melina 71, 142
Cruisin' 16, 17
Crute, Joe 149
Csonka, James 148. 149
Cundiff, Carlos 149
Curtis, Timothy 142
Dailey, Theresa 63, 75, 96, 142
Dailey, Tim 92, 133
Dalton, Carl 124, 126
Dangelo, Kathleen 70, 71, 84,
142, 147, 166
Dash. Chris 71, 133
Dash, Debbie 71, 133
Davis, Suzette 78, 142
Day, Angela 149
Debold, Kimberly 142
Dec, Dindy 84, 133, 160
Dec, Connie 75, 84. 85, 96, 133
DECA 78, 79
Deckard, Scot 142
Degani, Michael 67, 70, 71, 72,
Degani, Tracy 70, 71, 77, 133
DelaVega, Christine 9, 68, 142
Deleget, Barbara 126
Demps, Darren 149
Dennis, Susan 126
DeYoung, Robert 142
DeYoung, Tom 149
Dickens, Greg 70, 71, 149
Dines, Brett 29, 149
Divjak, Ron 129
Dixon, Diana 133
Doctor, Michael 75, 133
Dominguez, Mike 70. 71, 75,
Donnelly, Jody 149
Doppler, Sharon 68, 142
Dross, Ziggie 149
Dubrock, Sharon 78, 133
Dudek, David 149
Dunmire, Nancy 78, 133
Dunning, Kelly 133
Dutcher, Georgia 133
Du Vail, Todd 56, 133
Dwyer, Kim 149
Dzurovckak, Rick 88, 149
Earp, Mary 129
Edwards, Shelly 149
Edwards, Tim 133
Eichelberger. Dawn 133, 173
Eichelberger, Doug 149
Elliott, Stacey 59. 96, 149
EINaggar, Susie 129
Epley, Robert 149
Erler, Kimberly 78, 142
Erwin. Lisa 78, 142
Estrada, Kevin 149
Evanatz, Anthony 28, 133
Evans, Kelly 74, 75, 102, 142,
Farley, Jeff 134
Farrell, Scott 68, 149
Farver, Dawn 84, 142
Fashion 20, 21
Fech, Dana 149
Fedorchak, Charlotte 129
Fetla, Lynette 149
Filkowski, Kim 11, 12, 13, 14,
84, 85. 133, 134
First date 22-23
Fisch, Kelly 134
Fiscus, Holly 134
Fisher, Cindy 134
Fisher, Steve 149
Fitzsimons, Tony 149
Flores, Annette 75, 78, 143
Floyd, Randall 24
Foreign Language 52-53
Foss, Brenda 143
Foster, Traci 68. 71, 84, 143
Fowler, Steve 149
Fratter, Eric 149
Frey, Donald 143
Fredrickson, Gary 143
Friedrickson, Scott 149
Frost, Kay 84, 143
Fuehrer, Kelly 68, 143
Funk, Cindy 61, 143
Funk. Graham 66, 67, 143
Fuoss, Shelly 78, 143
Gabrys, Linda 102, 149
Gal, Jay 58, 150
Galinski, Dan 150
Gall, Chris 7, 70, 71, 74, 75.
Garastik, Chris 78, 143
Gardenhire, Terri 73, 143
Garretson, James 129
Gearhart, John 63, 150
Gerike, Brian 16, 67, 98, 99,
Gettig, Jennifer 68, 143
Gibbs, Ron 150
Gifford, Kimberly 75, 84, 96,
Gifford, Todd 134, 136
Gilbert, Mike 28, 150
Girls Basketball 110-111
Girls Tennis 90-91
Girton, Brad 150
Glassford, Barbara 63, 74, 75,
84, 85, 133, 134, 136
Glassford, Joe 72
Gniadek, Edward 73, 143
Golden, Heidi 150
Gonda. Bob 134
Gonsiorowski, Susan 66, 134
Gonzalez, Amy 84, 99. 1 18,
Good, Steve 70, 71, 134
Gottschammer, Ann 150
Gottschlich, James 70, 71, 134
Govert, Lisa 1 1, 12, 14, 34, 84,
85. 133, 134
Grady, Troy 99
Graff, Jim 150
Gray, Pam 78, 143
Grcevich, James 143
Grcevich, Jenny 84, 133, 134
Grede, Kelly 30, 84. 85, 143
Grede, Phillip 75, 99, 134
Green, Jim 24, 134, 139
Green, MaryBeth 21, 84, 85,
Greger, Connie 74, 75, 84, 85
Griffin, Shellie 75, 84, 150
Grisafi, Joe 71, 75, 150
Guca, Ann 150
Guevera, Michael 143
Gugala. Brian 134
Gugala, Darrin 143
Gulotta, Bridgette 75, 143
Gurrado, Jerry 61, 90, 123,
129, 156, 159
Gymnastics 112, 113
Hageman, Jennifer 143
Hafner, Tony 150
Halajcsik, Rick 23, 68, 75, 134
Hall, Dorothy 65, 143
Hall. Jay 55, 70, 71, 74. 143
Hall, Jody 78
Halsall, Susan 74, 75, 84, 85,
Halverson, Mark 30, 31, 75, 92,
Hamilton, Andrew 68, 75. 143
Hamilton, Jeff 99, 1 50
Hammond, Mike 78, 150
Hankla, Dawn 66, 67, 143
Hanrath, Dave 71, 150
Hansen, Kelleen 69, 84, 96. 99,
Harding, Chris 70, 71, 150
Harris, Amy 58, 69, 150
Hart, Douglas 143
Hartman, Chris 92, 135
Hartman, Lee Ann 150
Hastings, Robert 60, 118, 129
Hawthorne. Lawrene 129
Hayes, Carolyn 68, 75, 84, 135
Hayes, Scott 70, 71, 116, 150
Hedges. Bob 75, 94, 133, 143,
Heidler, Kevin 71
Heinrichs, Brent 143
Heller, Lynn 129
Hendron, Scott 75, 78, 99
Hennagir, Dawn 78, 135
Herd, Beth 35, 71, 90, 91, 135
Hero, Bill 135
Higginbotham, Bob 52, 135,
Higgins, Lori 84, 85
Higuet, Richard 143
Hildebrand. Laura 68, 143
Hilbrich, Jill 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
20, 74, 75. 84. 85, 96, 97,
Hobbs, Gregory 143
Hochstetler. Diane 135, 174
Hochstetler, Donna 150
Hochstetler, Eileen 52, 71, 75
Hoffman, Anne 30. 84, 85, 148,
Hoffman, Jeff 150
Hoffman, Sue 75, 84, 85, 135
Holcomb, Laurie 150
Holcomb, Lisa 77, 96, 150
Holen. Steve 75, 99, 150
Holmgren, Betty 129
Holt. Tina 29, 69, 143, 173
Home EC 64-65
Honor Groups 74, 75
Hoover, Donald 78, 143
Hoover, Jennifer 69, 143
Horvath, Keith 144
Horvath, Lora 46, 68, 75, 84,
Hosier, Harold 150
Houldieson, Theresa 68, 75, 84,
Howard, Jeff 135
Howard, John 150
Howard. Lisa 135
Howell, Janet 129
Hreha, Sandy 84, 96, 135
Huddleston, John 144
Huss, Matt 75, 148, 150
Huzzie. Tamara 102, 103, 117,
Hyland, Margie 150
lacobozzi. Nadine 67, 78, 136,
Imboden, David 71, 118, 144
Imboden. Karen 102, 150
Index 186, 187, 188
Injuries 82, 83
Irvin, Gregory 92, 144
Isaacs, Jennifer 45, 136
Isaacs, Norman 99, 144
Ison, Dawn 48, 69, 150
Ison. Dorothy 26, 71, 136
Jacobs, Jim 151
Jacobs. Judith 67, 75, 144
Jacoby. Shawn 151
Jeremiah Tricia 11, 12, 13, 14,
34, 84, 85, 125, 133, 136,
Jevyak, Chris 151
Johnson, Daryl 49, 144
Johnson, Wayne 70, 71, 75,
Johnson, William 99, 143, 144
Johnston, Michelle 68, 74, 75,
84, 85, 96, 144
Jones, Laura 68, 74, 84, 144
Jordon, Denis 136
Jordan, Lisa 151
Jostes, Susan 15, 23, 62, 90,
Josvai, Kirk 144
Journalism 66, 67
Jovanavich, Tammy 30, 75,
J.V. sports 1 18-121
Kalicky, Karen 136
Kapitan, Cynthia 144
Karney, Brian 136
Karp, Elizabeth 74, 75, 85, 102,
Katona, Jim 136
Kaufman, Christine 136
Keel, Brian 144
Kegebein, Jean 144
Keith, Sharyl 16, 68, 70, 71,
Keithley, Margie 129
Kelly, Donald 78, 144
Kelly, Jim 136
Kelly, Kathleen 102, 136
Kelly, Pamela 67, 96, 144, 156
Kelly, Ronald 144
Kemp, Stacey 27, 34, 75, 84,
Kenda, Jeff 34, 136
Kettwig, Jo Lynn 68
Kime, Mike 73, 136
Kimmel, Lisa 136
King, Bill 88, 136
King. Julie 55, 69, 96. 151
King, Karen 26, 151
Kirby, Joe 151
Kirby, Rob 92, 151
Kirkley, John 74, 99. 117, 133,
Kisfalusi, Susan 71, 84, 85, 144
Kleimola, Paul 75, 143. 144
Kleinaman, Wendi 34, 47, 75,
84, 133, 136
Kleinfeldt, Kelly 69. 151
Klemoff, Mike 136
Kliza, Karen 78, 137
Knish, George 151
Koenemann, Ken 144
Kolbert, Ryan 151
Kolbert, William 151
Kondrat, Monicka 137, 174
Konopasek, Kenneth 11, 12,
75, 99, 144
Koval, Dick 129
Kratovil, Sharon 72, 144
Kretz, Richard 116, 118, 119,
Kruchowski, Patrick 144
Krug. Steven 144
Kubacki, Mike 70, 71, 75, 137
Kunch, Chris 151
Kuntz, Mary 144
Kwasny, Dave 137
Kwasny, Karen 28, 66, 84, 144
Kwolek, Jeannie 68, 84, 99,
Labuda, Ellen 151, 173
Lackner, Tina 78, 144
Ladd, Joyce 137
Laich, Kristie 27, 75, 85, 133,
Lake, Michelle 71, 151
Lamfalusi, Suzanne 129
Lamprecht, Robert 144
Lane, Brian 70, 71, 151
Language Arts 46, 47
Larson, LeeAnn 68, 84, 85.
Last, Jeff 151
Lattin, Rob 68, 151
Lavin, Robert 144
Lawbaugh, Pam 151
Layman, Richard 144
LeGear. Debra 68, 145
Leslie, Dan 125, 129
Lessie, Jennifer 75, 84, 96,
Lewis, Gerald 67, 70. 71, 145,
Lickwar, Nelson 22, 62, 145
Logan, Deana 75, 145
Lolkema, Tom 145
Long, Sherri 78, 137
Lopez, Joseph 92, 145
Lopez, Tracy 96, 151
Lowden, Bob 78, 137
Lucas, Dave 151
Lummio, Mike 150, 151
Lynk, John 13, 78, 99, 145
Mackowiak, Douglas 145
Madrigal, Gina 21, 71, 102, 145
Maglish, Barbara 3, 15, 84, 85,
90, 143, 145
Maglish, Monica 84, 85, 137
Maldanado, Trisha 49
Mandernach, Scott 145
Mandernach, Traci 151
Mann, Victoria 53, 75, 96, 97,
102, 103, 111, 143, 145
Marcinek, Julie 66, 67, 126,
Marciniak, Mary 137
Marcus, Kelly 69, 151
Marcus, Mitchell 11, 13, 47,
75, 99, 143, 145
Markve, Danny 70, 71, 137
Marlow, Carol 75, 96, 145
Marsh, Mike 30, 68, 148, 151
Marsh, Ron 137
Martin, Chris 30, 99, 151
Marvel, Kimberly 63, 70, 71,
Marvel, Tracy 145
Massa, Jill 96, 145
Mattingly. Richard 55, 58, 145
Maxberry, Tina 137
Maywald, Susan 137
McCarty, Crystal 84, 145
McClure. George 129
McCoy, Daniel 8. 99, 118, 120,
McDermott, Heather 71, 151
McDonnell. Michele 45, 68, 151
McGhee, Mike 71, 151
McGuire, Christine 78, 137
McIntosh, Pam 151
McKeown, Traci 65, 145
McKnight, Joy 151
McKnight, Joe 70, 71, 137
McNabney, Margaret 59, 129
McNeiley, Frank 151
McTaggart, Pat 126
Meadows, Randall 47, 78, 145
Mecyssne, Tim 78, 151
Medina, Malena 68, 137
Melton, Joetta 137
Meny, Jennifer 70. 71, 74, 84,
Meny, Joan 26, 68. 145
Meny, Mary 67, 70, 71, 75, 96.
97, 111, 137
Mihalcik, Michelle 68, 78. 145
Mihalich, James 145
Miklusac, Nick 151
Miller, Charles 145
Miller, Kevin 70, 71, 145
Miller, Mike 151
Mirda, Jim 75, 92, 148, 145
Mish, John 99, 151
Mitchell, Kim 69, 151
Mitchell, Lori 69, 151
Mnich, Christine 69, 84, 137
Moe, Archie 145
Mooney, Lisa 145
Moore, Michelle 69, 84, 85, 151
Moore, Sherri 151
Morales, Martin 137
Moran, Mike 99, 138
Moreland. Brent 75, 99, 138,
Moreno, Roger 145
Morgan, David 46, 145
Morgan, Greg 98, 99, 138
Morris, Suzanne 145
Morton, Mark 145
Mount, Paul 75, 138
Mowery, Lisa 15, 75, 96, 145
MTV 18, 19
Muha, Patricia 145
Mullens, George 92, 99, 145
Muller, Robb 99, 138
Mullinix, Cheryl 9, 70, 71, 84,
Murr, Jim 151
Murray. Sean 78. 145
Nagrocki, Theresa 70, 71
Nash, David 13, 145
Natzke, Kasandra 84, 85, 143,
Navarro, Kim 138, 175
Nelson, Glen 71, 75, 151
Nelson, Greg 60, 70, 71, 151
Newland, Sherrie 138
Nichols, Chris 151
Nichols, Cindy 84, 151
Nichols, Jim 138
Nicoloff, Michael 78, 145
Nicoloff, Timothy 145
Oaf, David 145
Obermeyer, Ruth 6, 69, 78,
O'Bryan, Glen 145
O'Donnell, Cheryl 151
O'Donnell, Pat 70, 71, 75, 138
O Halloran, Christopher 63, 145
Olar, Kim 70, 71, 151
Opening 2, 3
Oprea, Nadina 84, 90, 96, 151
Orelup, Kim 26, 151
Orr, Sandra 68, 145
Osborne, Catherine 7, 50, 66,
84, 143, 145
Osmulski, Paul 34, 75, 138
Overmeyer, Don 138
Owen, Larry 128, 129
Pal, Robert 138
Palkovich, Nicholas 61, 145
Palmer, Rachel 120, 152, 190
Palucki, Mary 96, 152
Panos, Maria 138
Paquin, Nicole 71. 84, 85, 96,
Parker, Brooks 152
Parker, Larry 99, 100, 122,
Parsons, Kevin 152
Paulson, Tammy 152
Paulson, Tracy 138
Pazdur, Don 152
Penman, Gregg 152
Penman, Robert 138
Pep Clubs 84-85
Perotti, Kevin 145
Perry, Kyra 145
Peters, Elaine 96, 152
Peters, Shannone 70, 74, 146
Peters, Sherry 152
Petrick, Mike 92, 152
Petronella. Natalie 138
Petska, Joyce 131
Pfeiffer, Dean 70, 71, 146
Phillips, Robert 146
Pierce. Larry 152
Pilmore, Sandy 153
Piorkowski, Brian 152
Pirau, Nancy 68. 84, 143, 146
Pittman, Matt 54
Platt. Bill 131
Platz, Laura 28, 146
Plogh, Kelly 152
Polatewicz, Heather 70, 71, 84,
Popa, Lee Ann 69, 75, 138, 168
Popa, Nicholas 148
Popyk, Jude 68, 146
Portlock, Vic 146
Potts. Dottie 152
Potosky, Jerry 138
Potosky, Patricia 75, 146
Poulson, Pam 67, 96. 146
Price, Wayne 131
Pustek, Andy 22, 56, 86. 99,
Rains, Rhonda 69, 152
Ray, Donald 131
Redar. Jeff 98, 99
Redar, Theresa 146
Redmon. Tammy 69, 152
Reid. Kim 70, 71. 152
Reid. Rod 62. 114, 115, 138
Reid, Viola 146
Reising, Eric 138
Reitz. Jeff 77, 99, 138, 160
Reitz, Joel 152
Reitz, John 152
Remodeling 50, 51
Reno. Christine 138
Rex, Jeff 138
Reyome, Dick 78, 79, 99, 131
Reyome, Karrie 69, 84, 85. 148,
Reyome, Kelly 68, 74, 84, 85,
Rhodes. David 7, 11, 12. 14,
74, 99. 133, 138
Rhodes, Dawn 74, 102, 143,
Richardson, Terry 152
Ricks, Charles 88, 89, 131
Rickert, Keith 146
Riggle, Mark 70, 71, 116, 146
Riggle, Shelly 84, 96, 152
Riley. Cynthia 68, 70, 71, 74,
75, 84, 138
Riley. William 152
Ritter. Don 11, 12, 13, 14, 23,
75, 99, 139
Ritter. Jeff 30, 75, 99, 152
Ritter, Kim 22, 146
Rivich, Mike 139
Roach, Lori 71, 84, 85. 139
Roach, Susan 78
Roberts. Melinda 69, 146
Robertson, Paul 152
Robinette, Michelle 84, 146
Rockhill, John 118, 152
Rodgers, Lori 69, 152
Rodriguez, Dawn 52, 67, 84,
Rodriguez. Renee 152
Rogoski, John 118, 120, 146
Ross, Mark 152
Rowe, Julianne 30, 84. 85, 90,
Roye, Brian 152
Ruiz, Christina 11, 12, 14, 34,
35, 74, 84, 85, 133, 139 165
Ruiz, David 75, 99, 146
Ruiz, Sandy 69, 97, 152
Russell, Lance 70, 71, 118, 152
Russell, Scott 139
Ruuska, Laura 84, 139
Ryzewski, Rhonda 78, 146
Sainato, Gina 74, 84, 85, 133,
Sainato, Lisa 14, 84, 85, 143,
Salzer, Dave 152
Sanders, Julie 8, 146
Sanders, Todd 146
Sarbon, Rebecca 79, 96, 122
Sayger, Melinda 138
Schaller, Michelle 69, 152
Schilling, Eric 75, 146
Schmidt, Amy 30, 31, 84, 99,
Schmidt, Karen 139
Schmidt, Larry 152
Schmidt, Laura 71, 152
Schoenborn, Scott 152
Schoenborn. Steve 36, 139
School Lunch 28, 29
Schuhrke, Angela 146
Schuhrke, Tina 96, 139
Schultze, Rich 152
Schumann, Brett 153
Schwarz, Michael 146, 156
Schwinkendorf, Peter 24, 146
Science 62, 63
Scribner, Anne 48, 70, 71, 139,
Seiber, David 74, 75, 139
Seitz, Darrell 118, 153
Sell, Deanna 70, 71, 153
Senzig, Michelle 68, 84, 139
Serrato, Dan 146
Setmayer, Jeff 71, 75, 139
Shades 24, 25
Shadwell, Deadra 84, 85, 146
Shaffer, Michaelene 60, 78, 139
Shake, Eric 146
Sharp, Dave 153
Shavey Sonja 69, 153
Shinkle, Ronald 146
Sibley, James 48, 146
Sibley, Jerry 146
Simcich, Phillip 153
Simon, Joanna 69, 97, 98. 153
Sipos. Aaron 153
Slanac, Jeff 153
Slanac, Michelle 139
Slawniak, Sue 128, 133
Slusher, Gregg 139, 140
Small, Ronald 11, 71, 77, 127,
Smith, Andrea 68. 140
Smith, Daniel 146
Smith. David 126
Smith, Jeffery 88. 146
Smith, Sean 118, 153
Smith. Sharon 131
Social Studies 6061
Spejewski, Cynthia 131
Spejewski, Gerald 131
Spriit Week 6, 7
Spitz, Doug 7, 74, 75, 99, 133,
Spitz, LouAnn 26, 68, 75, 90,
Sports Division 80-81
Spry, Kelley 78
Stanczak, Stephan 131
Steffan, Mike 30. 153
Steinert, Ken 153
Stemp, Ron 78, 140
Stepanovich, Kristina 58, 146
Stettin, Bob 153
Stevens, Greg 153
Stevens, Mark 153
Stokes, Bill 118, 153
Stokes, Timothy 146
Stout, Jill 140
Stover, Dawn 68, 78, 140
Stover, Troy 173
Student Life Division 4-5
Stur, Mary 70, 71, 84, 146
Stupeck, Troy 153
Straka, Michelle 70, 71, 78,
Strauch, Albert 12, 75, 87, 99.
Sumner, Beverly 140
Sumner, Jerry 1461
Surovek, Judith 128, 131
Swarens, Cassandra 153
Sweeney, Lynn 75, 96, 147
Swinford, Dave 71, 153
Swinford, Steve 140
Szafarczyk, Janeen 64, 76, 84,
Szafarczyk, Angela 69, 153
Szafarczyk, Jill 75, 84, 85, 140
Szafasz, Greg 118, 147
Tank, Kim 141
Taylor, Donna 92, 147
Taylor, James 140
Taylor, Shawn 153
Teague, Tracy 78, 147
Textor, Charles 147
Textor, Glen 153
Thirion, Valerie 147
Thomas, Merlyn 153
Thompson, Michelle 84, 140
Thompson, Terry 153
Thorton, Les 13, 99, 100, 122,
Tingley, Anne 69, 153
Tingley, James 68, 147
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Tomasic, Jerry 75, 147
Tomasko, Troy 49, 153
Toweson, Tiffany 153
Troksa, David 147
Tumbula, Debbie 27, 147
Cldchitz, David 71, 143, 147
Ghter, Christine 78, 85, 140
(Jrevig, Brian 99, 153
Valle, Sheila 46, 84, 127, 131
Veenstra, William 147
Verbich, Christopher 153
Verbich, Rhonda 58, 153
Verhulst, John 92, 99. 147
Veronesi, Dave 153
Villapondo, Debbie 78, 140
Villalobos. Paul 118, 153
Vittorio, Angie 153
Volpe, Kire 30. 85, 148, 153
Voyak, Maria 8, 140
Waddle, Cindy 69, 96, 153
Waddle. Sherri 16, 70, 71, 84.
Waldron, Laura 70, 71, 84, 148,
Waldron, Lisa 140
Wall, Melissa 66. 74, 75, 140
Walter, Tom 71, 140
Wang, Karen 70, 71, 140
Ward, Mike 78, 141
Ward, Polly 8. 141
Wasielewski, Cathy 49. 131
Wasserman. Kris 75, 76, 84,
134, 141, 174
Waters, Dianna 68, 75, 84, 141
Waters, Lisa 48, 59, 69, 75, 84,
Weaver, Ray 36, 37, 50, 131
Webb, Beth 70, 71, 147
Weber, Betty 131
Welk, Gary 70, 71, 153
Welk, Greg 141
Wesolowski, Dawn 69. 84, 85,
Wesolowski, Diane 68, 75, 84,
85, 3, 147
White, Jeff 20, 153
Wiley, Dave 140, 141
Wilhelm. Vic 66, 141
Wilkey, Troy 153
Willis, John 141
Willis, Jon 153
Willis. Sean 79, 99, 147
Willis, Tim 141
Wilson, Cathy 153
Wiltfong, Ann 74, 75, 102, 147
Wiltfong, Sue 71, 96, 97, 153
Witt, Robert 131
Witzke, Diana 69, 78, 84, 85,
Wieklinski, Wendy 141
Wojciechowski, Dee 153
Wojciechowski, Dennis 11, 70,
71. 92, 147
Woodard, Dave 153
Woodworth, James 147
Worosz, Heidi 147
Wothze, Mike 57, 78, 141
Wrestling, 114, 115
Wright, Brian 70, 71, 153
Wright, Richard 141
Wyatt, Janet 147
Wydrinski, Kurt 153
Yanek, Shellie 153
Yates, Debbie 22, 75, 96. 147
Young, Barb 27, 67, 69, 147,
Young, Marilyn 131
Zabek, Brian 99, 147
Zaicow, Todd 30, 153
Zebracki, Richard 141
Ziegler, Randy 153
Zimmerman, Tracy 71, 141
Zubrick, Randy 68, 114, 153
Zvyak, Andrea 141
Zvyak, Lisa 70, 71, 153
Senior Jim Nichols uses the metal
lathe to Finish one of the require-
ments for metal shop.
Senior Missy Wall takes a break
from the classroom routine by going
to the library to study.
Editor-m-Chief Debbie Anderson
Layout and Design Dawn Hankla
Copy Editors Lisa Blackwell
Photography Editor Pam Poulson
Art Dawn Rodriguez
Contributing Staff Nadine kobezzi
Advertising Layout Jerry Lewis
Business Manager Dawn Rodriguez
Advisor Miss Julie Marcinek
We Did It
All For You!
Finished at last! All of the hard
work and sleepless nights have fi-
nally paid ff. It was tough getting
things done with a staff composed
of almost all rookies but we still
managed to make this yearbook
"good as gold.” Even our advsor,
Miss Julie Marcinek, was a green-
horn, but she did a great job of
keeping us in line.
One very important feature of
this yearbook, you will please no-
tice, is that we used Griffith school
colors instead of our arch rival's.
Another important factor to recog-
nize is the use of gold in the theme
which also shows our school spirit.
As for the making of this book,
Herff Jones was responsible for
the printing. The main typestyle
we chose was Korinna, accented
by Brush type. The opening and
closing headline types are done in
48 pt. Brush and 72 pt. Korinna.
Division heads are 48 48 pt. The
student life section, entitled 'Gold-
en Days," has headlines with two
decks of 36 pt. with a 48 pt. Brush
head. The academic section, here
named, "Going for the Grades,"
has headlines of 24 pt. minihead
with a 36 pt. mainhead. The sports
section, "Going for the Goals,” fea-
tures headlines or 48 pts. In the
album, or "Golden Smiles,” there
is a variety of sizes. The Faculty
heads are 48 pt. Brush, Junior and
Senior heads are 48 pt., and the
Sophomore headlines are done in
36 pt. Brush. All captions are set in
8 pt. Korinna italic and the body
copy is 10 pt. Korinna. The mini-
mag is designed in a newspaper
fashion with 48 pt. main heads.
In order to gain more exper-
ience, three of the staffers attend-
ed a Journalism workshop at Ball
State. These three were juniors
Debbie Anderson, Dawn Hankla,
and Lisa Blackwell. At this work-
shop, they perfected their skills at
layout, design, copy writing and
business aspects of the yearbook.
In closing, I would like to thank
all of the people who have made
this yearbook possible. First of all,
I would like to thank my fellow
staffers for contributing when pos-
sible and getting things done on
time. I especially give my thanks
to the layout editor. Dawn Hankla,
for staying up till wee hours of the
morning with the 3-R’s and pica
rulers. Also, I would like to thank
the Panther Press staff for help-
ing us out in time of need. Special
thanks to Mrs. Nancy Hastings,
Munster adviser, for her encour-
agement and advice throughout
the year. Mr. George Kingsley, our
yearbook representative, also de-
serves a big thank you for showing
us the ropes and getting us out of
tough spots. A special thanks also
goes to Jeff Last and Dick Kretz
for being there when we needed a
Winding down the list of thank
yous, I would like to express my
appreciation to the staffers' par-
ents for allowing them to stay at
our work sessions till all hours of
Finally, I, along with the rest of
the staff would like to thank our
adviser, Miss Julie Marcinek, for
being the best adviser, friend, and
typist we have known. Without
you, we couldn't have done it.
The Reflector Staff goofs off and enjoys a
day free of deadline pressure.
Index /Colophon- 1 89-
For many, this school year might not have been perfect for
For Sophomores, it might have been getting used to longer
classes or maybe just high school in general.
For Juniors, it might have been the P.S.A.T. or S.A.T., and
thinking about college.
For Seniors? Well, we all know that they were the happiest
people around! Maybe not, though. Graduation can be a scary
thing for someone with an undecided future.
On the other hand, this year was probably great for most.
Sophomores had their first Turnabout and Homecoming activi-
ties. Juniors had the magazine sale and Prom, while Seniors had
graduation to look forward to.
Regardless of the kind of year a person had, there were still goals
to reach and obstacles to surpass. Like Olympic athletes, many
students probably fell short in a few areas, but when a person tries
his hardest at something he can still "get the gold." Remember,
you can if you think you can, never say never. If you give up you
can't win but if you keep trying you still have a chance.
Now it’s time to look forward to the three months of summer
vacation. It's time to have fun at the beach or work a summer job.
New romance and adventure is waiting just around the corner.
The memories of this past year can be savored for a lifetime.
Remembering the dances and cold football games that you
cheered for the team despite the fact that your toes were nearly
falling off from frostbite. Remembering the nights you sat at home
studying to make the grades, or the time you called that special girl
to ask her out, and she actually said “yes!” Some may not have
such good memories to look back on, but in order to have bad,
there must be something good to counteract.
Nobody said it would be easy; one must learn to roll with the
changes. Once this is mastered you've got it; you've got the gold!
Bam! With a powerful blow sophomore
Rachel Palmer spikes the volleyball
over the net to gain points.
•190-Got The Gold
Pushing ahead. Senior Mark Owczarzak Concentration. Senior Dave Dye prac ■
pushes to cross the finish line before his tices his putting on the green to perfect
opponents. his skills.
Toot, toot. Senior Anne Scribner
marches on the football field during
band to improve the halftime routine.
Got The Gold-191-
Anticipation. Senior Doug Spitz watch-
es to see if Jeff Bridges' shot makes
them some points.
Charge. Senior Brent Moreland runs
with the pigskin while dodging the on-
Risky Business. Senior Rob Krupinski
leads off to second base taking a risk at
getting tagged out.