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Table 

Of 

Contents 


Go For The Gold 
Golden Days 
Go For the Grades 
Go For the Goals 
Golden Smiles 
Golden Support 
Golden Touch 
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. 

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Title- 1- 


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GOLD 


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- 
tion. 


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 
night. 




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 
them. 



-4-Golden Days 



Showing their support. Students, parents, and 
friends attend the Homecoming football game with 
much fervor. 



Need any help? Ask Red Cross volunteer junior Shar- 
on Bough, but don 't expect help, it's just a costume. 


Golden Days-5- 




Showing Off 
School Spirit 


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. 

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 
Carpenter. 

The students dress 
differently every day of the 
week. Monday students wore 
either their shirts or pants 
backwards or inside out, or 
both. 

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 
Night. 


A Sinful Saint. Junior Bryan Barus 
shows his spirit as well as his legs and 
poses as an expectant "mother" nun. 


-6-Spirit Week 




Nerds of a Feather Flock Together. 

Seniors Doug Spitz and Dave Rhodes 
dress up to help their class win Dress- 
Clp Day. 

Panther Country. Juniors Lisa 
Barnard and Cathy Osborne cheer 
loudly during the pep rally to get rowdy 
for the game. 


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Let 's Go! Seniors Polly Ward and 
Maria Voyak get ready to go home 
after a long, exhausting day at 
school. 

Gossiping again? Juniors Dan 
McCoy and Julie Sanders converse 
in the hallway before school starts a 
new day. 






•8-Lockers 




Be kind 
us, please 


“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 
you!" 

“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 
myself! 

"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 
though. 

"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 
period! 



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 
next class. 


Lockers-9- 


Who Shall 
/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 
name." 

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 


crowned King." 

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 
Ritter. 

Also, during the halftime 
activities the winner of spirit 
week and the floats were 
announced. 

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 
“Scarecrow.” 

Topping off the night, the 
Panthers beat the Warriors 26- 
0 . 


After an amusing Spirit Week and Grif- 
fith leading at halftime. Jeff Bridges 
and Jill Hilbrich reign as king and 
queen. 


Congratulations! After Jill Hilbrich was 
announced Homecoming Queen friends 
surround her to share the excitement. 




-10-Homecoming 





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. 
Small. 



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. 


Homecoming! 1- 





•12-Homecoming 




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Dance Adds 
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 
Hansen. 

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 
few years. 

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. 


Homecoming- 13- 


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- 
ry- 




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Fun Starts 
With Parade 


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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- 
coming parade. 

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- 
met. 



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Do You Have Any Junk For Me? Sen- 
ior Sue Jostes has spirit as she dressed 
up for Costume Day in her bag lady 
outfit. 


Wet and Wild. Juniors Barb Maglish 
and Lisa Mowery pass water to the next 
bucket so they won't lose the water 
pass. 






Homecoming- 15- 




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Want Fun? 
Go Cruising 


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 
great!” 

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- 
thing.” 

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- 
tice. 



-16-Cruising 




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Video Craze 


Duran Duran, Van Halen, Air 
Supply, and Alabama. What do 
all these groups have in com- 
mon? 

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 
Van Halen. 

“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 
bands. 

“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- 
ra Hildebrand. 

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 
them. 



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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 
right. 





-20-Fashion 





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Fashion Hits 
Griffith Students 


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 
the best. 

"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. 


Fashion-21- 




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. 



•22-First Date 







How To 
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 
with her. 

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- 
self.” 



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. 


First Date-23- 


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. 


Shades: 
' 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 
sunglasses. 

Many students have become 
accustomed to wearing shades 
here at GHS, even on the raining 
days. 

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 
like explaining. 

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. 


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' Friends 
Are Forever 


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 
said. 

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 
weekend. 

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- 
ties.” 

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 
for granted. 

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. 




-26-Best Friends 


Gossip among friends. Seniors Stacey 
Kemp and Kristie Laich catch up on 
what's been happening lately. 



Best Friends-27- 


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Where 
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 
Platz. 



-28-Lunch 



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. 


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Success 
At Turnabout 


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 
comers. 

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 
court members. 

"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,” 
Amy said. 

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. 


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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. 


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jK 


Time to 
Say goodbye 


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- 
gotten. 

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 
gone. 




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. 



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Tearful memories. Senior Darla L indell 
tearfully remembers her high school 
days as Rob Krupinski tries to cheer her 
up. 

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. 


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✓ 

Glamour Adds 
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 
served. 

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. 




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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. 


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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 
$1.50-$ 1.75. 

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 
cents. 


Novels 
tradition 

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 
this year.” 

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 
audience. 

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- 
ey- 


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Students help out by selling tickets at 
the movie. Most of the work is done by 
student volunteers. 



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. 


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World 


The Killing Gas 


In the aftermath of one of the worst 
industrial accidents in history, millions 
of Americans were asking, could it hap- 
pen here? 

This question was being raised after 
2,500 had been killed and 100,000 had 
been injured in a poison-gas leak in Bho- 
pal. India. 

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 


homes. 

Some experts say the accident hap- 
pened because safety measures often 
fail to keep up with the spread of tech- 
nology. 

After the accident. Onion Carbide 
was closed, probably never to be re- 
opened again. 

Even though Onion Carbide was giv- 
ing compensation to the people affect- 
ed, it can never make up for what hap- 
pened. 

The people of Bhopal became vic- 
tims of an age when the rush to produce 
dangerous chemicals often oversteps 
concern for human safety. 


UNION 

CARBIDE 




Many children in Ethiopia are losing their life to starvation before they ever get a chance to see what 
life is really like. 

Children Starve 


Have you ever seen a child 
sitting on the side of a dirt road in 
the hot sun crying for someone to 
feed them? 

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 
meal. 

Why doesn't the government do 
something? Why can’t we do 
something? 

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 
innocent children. 


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 
David. 

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 
deals. 


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. 


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Nation 


Bush Wins 
Most Votes 

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 
history books. 

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 
George Bush. 

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. 


Medical 


Fake Heart 
Successful 

William J. Schroeder, from Jasper, 
Indiana, received a Jarvik-7 plastic 
and metal heart on November 25, 

1984. 

He was rushed into surgery the day 
after the implant because of internal 
bleeding, but his recovery was ideal 
otherwise. 

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. 


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Sports 


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 
Cubs. 

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 
year. 



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: 

Montana Named 
M.V.P. 


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 

Dazzles Crowd: 


Summer And Winter Olympics A 

Hit 


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 
business. 

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. 


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Entertainment 


Prince 

Reigns 

Purple 


What does the color purple have in 
common with Prince and the Revolu- 
tion? 

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 
"Glamorous Life.” 

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 
in Chicago. 

“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- 
man said. 




Kevin Bacon Changes Small Town Traditions In 

Footloose 


... 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 
Chicago. 

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- 
tions. 

All towns aren't changing with the 
times and still go by religion and tradi- 
tions. 


Ghosts 

Should 

Beware 

"Who ya gonna call?” Ghostbus- 
ters.” This is the line repeated 
throughout the movie Ghostbus- 
ters. 

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 
"Ghostbusters." 

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." 


Victory Tour 


The Jackson's Victory Tour was a 
"thriller” indeed. 

Michael Jackson and his five brothers 
Tito. Jermaine. Marlon, Randy, and Jack- 
ie came to Chicago's Comiskey park after 
all. 

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 

in. 

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 
"moonwalk.” 

The Jackson's music is for the old and 
young alike. 

"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- 
er said. 


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Local 

Report Card Changes Made 


If you were sick and tired of 
keeping up with six report cards, help 
has arrived. 

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 
one. 

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 
nine weeks. 

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 
students. 

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 
doing." 

Well like it or not, the computer age 
has now arrived, and it affecting 
almost everything: including report 
cards. 



The change in report cards brought about many changes: there were many different reactions to these changes, as 
seen on these student's faces 


New Flavors 
Reach Griffith 

"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. 




FAMOUS 

FRIED 

CHICKEN 



The natural gas pipeline was to be layed by these EJ&E railroad tracks. 


Pipeline Concerns 
Citizens 


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 
sometime. 

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 
NIPSCO. 


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• • • 


Trivial Fad Strikes Every 

Generation 


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 


Reaching Space 


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 
hamper it. 

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 
Tuesday. 

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 
1982. 



Once 

again 

"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 
hope. 

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- 
patient. 

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 
Holland 

Dr. Barros started radial keratotomy 
at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. 
The center in Crown Point also plans 
to start the procedure. 


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Grades 

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 
Sheila Valle. 

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. 


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Gym Class Breaks 

Normal Routine 


Can you imagine a class with- 
out one single desk or text 
book? 

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 
them well. 


Students learn from playing 
the games. 

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- 
room. 

Sophomore Ann Scribner 
said, “I really think gym is a 
great class, it is a class I can 
really enjoy." 

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. 


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Just like this. Sophomore Trisha Mal- 
donado is shown how to hit the ping 
pong ball by gym teacher Mrs. Wasie- 
lew ski. 



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. 


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Technically Better 

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 
facelift. 

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 
contractors. 

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 
and lighting. 

“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- 
nical adviser. 

”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. 


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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. 


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Bilingualness Adds 


Bigger Chances 


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 
can. 




Que tiempo hace? Spanish 3-4 students 
learn how to tell weather conditions in 
Spanish. 

Hard at work, senior Bob Higginbothan 
and sophomore Eileen Hochstetler take 
notes in Spanish class. 



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French in the afternoon. Eager French 
5-8 students listen patiently to their 
tape during their sixth hour French 
class. 




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. 


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Problem Solving 

Arithmetic Handy 


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 
3-4. 

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- 
cepts. 

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- 
dents.” 



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- 
try. 



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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 
miss it. 

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- 
dents. 

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 
confused student. 

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 
two classes. 

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- 
arship. 


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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 
of art. 


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. 


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Employers Want 


Business Skills 


“The »&** keys are stuck, 
I'll never finish.” 

This is a common thought of 
typing students trying to beat 
the clock during a production 
test. 

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 
work. 

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. 



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Temporary Break. Keeping her atteni- 
ton on her history teacher's action, sen- 
ior Michaelene Schaffer dips in for a 
snack. 

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- 
tory class. 



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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 



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Required Course; 

History Needed 


“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 
schedules. 

“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 
many more. 

“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, 
social studies. 

Contemporary (J.S. is about 
history from World War II to 
the present. 

“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, “ 
Gurrado said. 


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Puzzling Mysteries 

Part of Science 


Whether it is new medical 
advances, such as mechanical 
hearts or exploring the regions 
of the universe science is used 
a lot. 

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 
chemistry. 

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 
classes. 

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 
living organisms. 

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. 



Science-63- 






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. 



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Nutritional Value; 


Foods One Is Fun 

i 



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 


directions properly. 

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- 
terpiece. 

“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 
Cindy Kapitan. 



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. 


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Layouts, pictures 

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 
staffs. 

“ 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 
photography. 

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- 
derson. 

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- 
bie. 

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 
meed deadlines. 

“Deadlines are a lot of pres- 
sure but they teach us to get 
our work done, ” said Cathy Os- 
borne. 


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. 



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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. 


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Making Music 

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 
relaxed. 

After secretaries take 
attendance, vocal exercises 
begin. Then the rehearsing and 
memorizing music, notes, 
words, melodies, and 
harmonies begin. 

Choir is sometimes thought 
to be an easy class. This just 
is not so. A choir class takes 
skill, patience, talent, and 
promptness. 

“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 
class begins. 


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. 


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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 
hour. 





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, 
Brian Lane 

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 
Dominguez 


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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 





Complicated Skills 


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 
methods. 

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- 
nets. 

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 
work. 

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 
enjoyment. 

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. 


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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. 


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Courtesy; Honesty 

What’s Required? 


When you do exceptionally 
well in these four areas: 
Scholarship, service, 
leadership, and character you 
may be rewarded with being 
selected to be in a honor 
group. 

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 
leadership, Character, 
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, 
dependability, citizenship, 
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 
Glassford, 


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. 


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Seniors Chris Call and Barb Classford 
take a break after working hard during 
class. 



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- 
ters. 



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. 


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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 
lunch." 

After all, that’s what student 
aides are for: to devote their as- 
sistance, skills and time to their 
school, teachers and class- 
mates. 

"Grading, grading, give me a break, ” is 
what senior Kris Wasserman must be 
thinking as she grades the days ' assign- 
ment. 






Work experience 
Helping Seniors 


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- 
ious answers. 

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 
saving for. 

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 
to them. 

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 
said. 



Junior Tracy Teague looks over infor- 
mation on different colleges and ca- 
reers. 



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. 


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Goals 

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 
satisfied. 

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. 



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Get it! Benched volleyball players look 
on as their teammates try to keep oppo- 
nents from scoring. 


Bench View 


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 
the bench. 

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 
play. 



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. 



■82Bench warmers 





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. 


Bench warmers-83- 




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. 

■84Pep 


Boost Morale 


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 
of noise. 

"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 
Valle, sponsor. 

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 
club. 

“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. 


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Junior Varsity Cheerleaders: Back row: Barb Maglish, Ann 
Hoffman. Michele Johnston. Front row: Julianne Rowe, 
Karrie Reyome. 


Varsity Cheerleaders. Back row: Kim Filkowski, Jill Hit- 
brich, Tricia Jeremiah. Front row: Cristina Ruiz and Lisa 
Sainato. 




I can make it. Senior Darrel Doctor puts 
all his hustle into trying to make it to 
first base. 


High Hopes 


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 
Anderson. 

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 
Anderson. 

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 


Opponent 

Lake Station 

Whitting 

T.F north 

Andrean 

Chesterton 

Chesterton 

Crown Point 

Munster 

Clark 

Calumet 

Lowell 

Morton 

Munster 


GHS OPP 

6 0 

5 4 

3 6 

2 12 

4 6 

5 1 

0 4 

5 4 

4 2 

10 3 

6 1 

3 8 

1 3 


Lake Central 
Lake Central 
Highland 
Crown Point 
Hobart 
Highland 
Calumet 
Lowell 
MC Rogers 
MC Rogers 
Bishop Noll 
Highland 


5 3 

0 5 

0 2 

3 7 

6 16 

5 12 

3 2 

13 3 

3 9 

3 10 

1 7 

0 3 





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 
the bases. 


Baseball-87 ■ 


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 
hole. 

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. 


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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 
stroke. 

Teeing off. Senior Dave Dye concen- 
trates on his form so he can get the 
perfect swing to score a hole in one. 


Golf-89- 


Cool Tennis 


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- 
ry Gurrado. 

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 
Muha. 

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 
winning records. 

"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- 
rado. 



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. 





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Concentration. Senior Darla Undell 
tries hard to perfect her ground stroke 
at practice. 



Stretch! Junior Beth Herd reaches high 
to hit the ball over the net at an indoor 
practice. 


Girls' Tennis-91- 





Why Track? 


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 
boys track. 

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. 




-92-Boys Track 


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. 



Boys Track-93- 



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. 


-94-Boys Tennis 


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- 
essary skills. 

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 
game. 

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 
his opponents. 


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. 



Boys Tennis-95- 


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 


Opponents 

GHS 

Opp 

Opponents 

GHS 

Clark Whiting 

83 

27-4 

Morton 

101 

Chesterton-Andrean 

31.5 

47-16.5 

Calumet Inv. 

7th/8 

Gavit-ECR 

74 

3011 

Fresh/ Soph 

2/5 

Lake Central-Munster 

35 

71-41 

Griffith Relays 

2/6 

Lowell 

84 

25 

Conference 

6/7 

Calumet-Crown Point 

46 

5239 

Sectionals 

12/15 

ECW-Gary Wirt 

23 

46 




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, 
JoAnn Hodor. 


-96-Girls Track 


Best Inside 


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 
warm-up. 

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- 
feated indoors. 

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. 




Girls Track-97- 



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. 



■98Football 



Golden Year 


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 
Thornton. 

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 
post-season play. 

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 
fourth. 

"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 
(continued on next page) 



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. 


Opponent 


GHS 

Opp 

Hammond High 


16 

8 

Lake Central 


14 

21 

Gary Mann 


36 

6 

Lowell 


39 

20 

Gary Wirt 


6 

0 

Calumet 


24 

0 

Munster 


22 

13 

Highland 


0 

19 

Crown Point 


0 

30 

EC Roosevelt 

Sectional 

26 

6 

Bishop Noil 

Regional 

9 

7 

Concord 


0 

10 


Football-99- 



Golden Year 


(continued from previous page) 
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- 
ball. 


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 
he did. 

“/ 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. 



-100-Golden Anniversary 



Golden Anniversary-101 


The first Griffith football team joins to- 
gether to pose for a team picture after 
receiving plaques. 


Athletic Director Mr. Jim Bartlert per- 
sonally gives a plaque to honor each 
player of the 1934 team. 






Strong Finish 


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 
tourneys. 

“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 
Whittemore. 

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, 
Beth Darp. 



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. 




Volleyball Scores 




GHS 

Opp 




Andrean 

L 

w 

Munster 

L 

w 

Clark 

L 

w 

Merrillville 

W 

L 

Hobart 

L 

w 

Kankakee Valley 

W 

L 

Whiting 

L 

w 

Lafayette Central 

w 

L 

Hammond 

L 

w 

Plymouth 

L 

W 

Lake Station 

W 

L 

Highland 

w 

L 

West Side 

W 

L 

Crown Point 

. L 

W 

Hanover Central 

L 

w 

Bishop Noll 

L 

w 

Chesterton 

W 

L 

Lake Central 

L 

w 

Gavit 

w 

L 

Lowell 

W 

L 

Andrean 

L 

W 

ECW 

W 

L 

ECR 

w 

L 

Lowell 

w 

L 

Calumet 

L 

W 

Crown Point 

L 

W 

River Forest 

W 

L 




Merrillville 

w 

L 









I 


* 


-102-Volleyball 


► 

■ 


M 


* 




Way to go! Juniors Vicki Mann and 
Tammy Huzzie congratulate each other 
after moving the team closer to a victo- 
ry- 

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. 


,T 


VoHeybalRO^ 


Movin' along, Sophomore Jeff Ritter 
tries as hard has he can to do his best 
breast-stroke. 



1985 Swimming 



GHS 

Opp 

West Side 

96 

75 

Munster 

69 

102 

Horace Mann 

104 

47 

Calumet 

100 

71 

Lew Wallace 

104 

64 

Wirt 

108 

59 

Hobart 

69 

99 

Morton 

88 

81 

Rensselaer 

68 

101 

Calumet Inv. 

1st place 


Chesterton 

57 

117 


Hammond 

98 

74 

Lake Central 

48 

1124 

Crown Point 

64 

106 

Kankakee Inv. 

4th place 


Highland 

45 

127 

Clark 

112 

60 

Roosevelt 

forfeit 


Kankakee Valley 

no score 


Gavit 

77 

95 

Lowell 

96 

75 

Sectionals 

4th place 




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 
Paul Mount. 


Splash! Senior Don Ritter splashes his 
way through the pool hoping to finish 
First. 



•104-Swimming 



Splash! 


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 
combined. 

“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,” 
said Mount. 


Jumpin'. Freshman Greg Steapleton 
prepares to dive off the diving board 
and into the pool. 



Swimming-105- 



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. 


L 



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. 


^O^Bovs^asketball 



Close games 


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 
house. 

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 
Knox. 

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 
page) 



1985 Boys Basketball 



GHS 

Opp 


GHS 

Opp 

Wheeler 

72 

56* 

Knox 

71 

54 

Morton 

61 

70* 

Calumet 

60 

67 

ECW 

42 

75* 

Munster 

53 

54 

River Forest 

62 

66* 

Gary Wirt 

35 

47* 

TF South 

65 

48 

Lake Central 

55 

58* 

Crown Point 

49 

72* 

Chesterton 

45 

49* 

Hobart 

49 

56* 

Highland 

62 

70* 

Horace Mann 

57 

52* 

Clark 

76 

68’ 

Lake Station 

58 

52* 

Gavit 

58 

70* 

Whiting 

75 

51 

Lake Central 

40 

76 

Lowell 

75 

78* 





•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. 


Boys' Basketball-107- 



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. 


^O^Bov^Basketball 




Bridges MVP 


(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 
down-to-the-wire basketball 
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 
season. 

“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 
Jerry Gurrado. 

Jeff Bridges earned MVP 
and high scorer for his second 
year. 

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. 


Boys’ Basketball-109- 



•110-Girls Basketball 






Young Team 


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 
said. 

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 
team win. 


Coach Whittemore gives the team a few 
helpful hints before the game and tries 
to boost their spirits. 


Girl's Basketball-1 1 1- 



Gymnastics 


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 
Cheryl Mullinix. 

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 
Briski. 

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. 









-1 12-Gymnastics 



• « 


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 
much care 


Gymnastics-1 13- 



Tough Year 


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- 
ior. 



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 
gain control. 



■1 14-Wrestling 


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 
his opponent. 




— 


Wrestling- 1 15- 


Injuries 


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 
support. 

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 
them support.” 

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. 


-1 16-Injuries 





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 
further injuries. 


Injuries- 1 17- 






Sporty J. V. 


Siftin' Around. Some of the Junior 
Varsity wrestling team relaxes after a 
tough meet. 

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- 
zales. 


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 
Varsity team. 

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 
Varsity team. 

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- 
ture. 

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 
both teams. 

Junior Varsity football games 
are played on separate days 
than the games of the Varsity 
team. The Junior Varsity 


games are mostly played on 
Saturdays. 

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 
goals. 



Jump! Juniors Dan McCoy and John 
Rogowski stretch to attempt to block 
their opponents jump shot. 


-120-J. V. Sports 


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. 



■ 122-Coaches 





Shower Up! 


“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 
Coaches. 

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 


coaches? 

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 
coach. 



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. 


Coachers- 123- 



^ Smiles 

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 
people. 

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. 



124-Golden Smiles 



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, 
Biology. 


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 
Department Chairperson. 


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 
Personnel. 


Mr. Robert Kurtz, Superintendent; 
Mr. William Gall, Assistant 
Superintendent; Mr. Richard 
Anderson, President. 


Mr. Richard Kane, First Vice-President; 
Mr. Claude Hochsteller, Sec. Vice 
President; Mr. Mervyn Barenie, 
Secretary; Mr. John Cioroianu, Asst. 

Secretary. 


-1 26-Faculty 




New Teachers; Mr. Ron Small, Miss 
Sheila Valle, Mrs. Teresa Carstensen, 
and Miss Julie Marcinek. 


Teachers receive 
friendly welcome 


Four new teachers were wel- 
comed to Griffith High this year. 

Miss Sheila Valle, English 
teacher, was a graduate of Val- 
paraiso University. 

"I think Griffith's English De- 
partment is very good. We have 
a lot of new books and other 
teaching supplies,” Miss Valle 
said. 

Miss Julie Marcinek, publica- 
tions adviser and English teach- 
er, is a graduate of Indiana Uni- 
versity. 

"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- 
cinek said. 

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 
said. 

Mr. Ron Small, band director, 
is a graduate of Ball State Uni- 
versity. 

"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. 



Facutly-127- 




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 
students. 



•128-Faculty 




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, 
Spanish; 


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 
Supervisor; 


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 
Howell, Counselor; 


Mrs. Margie Keithley, Preparation for 
Adult Living, Clothing, Home 
Economics; Mr. Dick Koval. 
Accounting. Business Math; Mrs. 
Suzanne Lamfalusi, (J.S. History, 
Economics; 


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, 
World History. 



Faculty-129- 


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- 
ment. 



130-Faculty 




Teacher’s Pets 


“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 
Gifford. 

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 
Literature. 

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 
Secretary. 



Faculty-131- 


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; 

Christy Clark. 


132-Seniors 




Money Holds Out from 
Junior 

Magazine Subscription 
Sale 


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 
that. 

“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; 
Diana Dixon. 


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. 


Seniors- 133- 





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: 

Cindy Fisher. 
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 
Representative. 


Seniors 






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 
senior year. 

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- 
ous habit. 



SL 


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 
Kaufman; 


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. 

DECA— 3 


Seniors 


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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; 
Mary Marciniak. 


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 
maid. 

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. 


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Seniors 


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 



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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 
getting bit. 


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 
it. 

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. 
DECA— 4. 





Seniors 


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 
Offensive lineman. 


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 
woodshop. 


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 — 

4. 

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. 


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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 
from rules. 

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- 
rived! 


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 — 

2.3.4. 


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. 


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•142-Juniors 



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 
raised 


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. 



Annette Flores 
Brenda Foss 
Traci Foster 
Donald Frey 
Gary Friedrickson 
Kay Frost 


Kelly Fueher 
Cindy Funk 
Graham Funk 
Chris Garastik 
Terry Gardenhire 
Jenny Gettig 


Kim Gifford 
Ed Gniadek 
Troy Grady 
Jim Grcevich 
Kelly Grede 
Mike Guevara 



Darrin Gugala 
Bridget Gulotta 
Jennifer Hageman 
Dottie Hall 
Jay Hall 
Andy Hamilton 


Dawn Hankla 
Doug Hart 
Brent Heinrichs 
Scott Hendron 
Lori Higgins 
Rick Higuet 


Laura Hildebrand 
Greg Hobbs 
Eric Hochstetler 
Tina Holt 
Don Hoover 
Jennifer Hoover 



State Finalist 


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 
Johnston. 

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- 
chelle Johnston. 

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- 
chelle. 

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 
volunteer work. 



Junior Michelle Johnston poses next to her display of awards from the Miss Teen 
Pageant. 


Keith Horvath 
John Huddleston 
Tammy Huzzie 
David Imboden 
Greg Irvin 
Norman Isaacs 


Judy Jacobs 
Darryl Johnson 
Wayne Johnson 
Bill Johnson 
Michelle Johnston 
Laura Jones 


Kirk Josvai 
Cindy Kapitan 
Beth Karp 
Brian Keel 
Joan Kegebein 
Sharyl Keith 


Don Kelly 
Pam Kelly 
Ron Kelly 
Sue Kisfalusi 
Paul Kleimola 
Elizabeth Kliza 


Ken Koenemann 
Ken Konopasek 
Sharon Kratovil 
Richard Kretz 
Pat Kruchowski 
Steven Krug 


Many Kuntz 
Karen Kwasny 
Tina Lackner 
Bob Lamprecht 
Bob Lavin 
Rick Layman 



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Debbie LeGear 
Jennifer Lessie 
Jerry Lewis 
Nelson Lickwar 
Deana Logan 
Tom Lolkema 


Joe Lopez 
John Lynk 
Doug Mackowiak 
Gina Madrigal 
Barb Maglish 
Scott Mandernach 


Vickie Mann 
Mitch Marcus 
Carol Marlow 
Kim Marvel 
Tracy Marvel 
Jill Massa 


Rich Mattingly 
Crystal McCarty 
Dan McCoy 
Tracy McKeown 
Randy Meadows 
Joan Meny 


Michelle Mihalcik 
James Mihalich 
Charles Miller 
Kevin Miller 
Archie Moe 
Lisa Mooney 






Roger Moreno 
David Morgan 
Suzanne Morris 
Mark Morton 
Lisa Mowery 
Tricia Muha 


George Mullens 
Cheryl Mullinix 
Sean Murray 
Dave Nash 
Sami Natzke 
Mike Nicoloff 


Tim Nicoloff 
Dave Oaf 
Ruth Obermeyer 
Glen O'Bryan 
Chris O'Haloran 
Sandra Orr 


Juniors 


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Tracy Teague 
Chuck Textor 
Valerie Thirion 
James Tingley 
Jerry Tomasic 
Dave Troka 


Sue Tucker 
Debbie Tumbula 
Dave Udchitz 
Bill Veenstra 
John Verhulst 
Beth Webb 


Diane Wesolowski 
Sean Willis 
Ann Wiltfong 
Diana Witzke 
Dennis Wojciechowski 
Jim Woodworth 



In Between 


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 
Kathy Dangelo. 


Adams, Heather 
Appel, Abbey 
Archer, Beth 
Austgen, Kelly 
Bainbridge, Dawn 
Baker, Shanee 


Bartell, Richard 
Barton, Rachael 
Basler, Theresa 
Bedwell, Michael 
Benkovich, Jennifer 
Bereolos, Russel 




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. 


Billingham, Walter 
Black, Chris 
Booker, Rick 
Boren, Chris 
Bowman, Cindy 
Boyle, Mandy 


Braddy, Gordon 
Brady, Stacie 
Brammer, Earl 
Brandush, Gregg 
Brill, Rich 
Burbridge, Greg 


Burks, Mary Beth 
Burton, Pete 
Byrd, Barney 
Caldwell, Jennifer 
Cannon, Susie 
Carter, Mike 



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Cashman, Carl 
Church, Scott 
Clark, Tracy 
Coil, Dave 
Cook, Debbie 
Cottingham, Mike 


Crute, Joe 
Csonka, James 
Cundiff, Carlos 
Dash, Chris 
Day, Angie 
Demps, Darren 


Hoofin' It 


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 
to school. 

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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DeYoung, Tom 


Dickens, Greg 


Dines, Brett 


Donnelly, Jody 


Dross, Zygmunt 
Dudek. David 
Dwyer, Kim 
Dzurovcak, Rick 
Edwards, Michelle 
Eichelberger. Doug 


Eliott. Stacy 
Epley, Robert 
Estroda. Kevin 
Farrell, Scott 
Fech. Dana 
Fetla, Lynette 


Fisher, Steve 
Fitzsimmons, Tony 
Fowler, Steve 
Fratter, Eric 
Friedrickson, Soctt 
Gabrys. Linda 


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Gal, Jay 
Galinski, Dan 
Gearhart. John 
Gibbs. Ron 
Gilbert. Mike 
Girton, Brad 


Golden. Heidi 
Gonzalez, Amy 
Gottshammer, Anne 
Graff, Jim 
Griffin, Shellie 
Grisafi. Joe 




Guca. Anne 
Hafner, Tony 
Halverson, Mark 
Hamilton, Jeff 
Hammond. Mike 
Hanrath, Dave 


Hansen, Kelleen 
Harding. Christine 
Harris, Amy 
Hartman. Lee Ann 
Hayes Scott 
Hochstetler, Donna 


Hochstetler, Eileen 
Hoffman, Ann 
Hoffman, Jeff 
Holcomb, Laurie 
Holcomb, Lisa 
Holen, Steve 


Hosier, Skip 
Howard, John 
Huss, Matt 
Hyland, Margie 
Imboden, Karen 
Ison, Dawn 



150- Sophomores 



Jacobs, Jim 
Jacoby, Shawn 
Jevyak, Chris 
Jordan, Lisa 
Jovanovich, Tammy 
King, Julie 


King, Karen 
Kirby, Joe 
Kirby, Rob 
Kitzmiller. Mike 
Kleinfeldt. Kelly 
Knish, George 


Kolbert, Ryan 
Kolbert, William 
Kunch, Chris 
Labuda, Ellen 
Lake, Michele 
Lane, Brian 


Last, Jeffrey 
Lattin, Robert 
Lawbaugh, Pamela 
Lopez, Tracy 
Lucas, Dave 
Lummio, Mike 


Mandernach. Tracy 
Marcus, Kelly 
Marsh, Mike 
Martin, Chris 
Martin, Ron 
McDermott, Heather 


McDonnell, Michelle 
McGhee, Mike 
McIntosh, Pam 
McKnight, Joy 
McNeiley, Frank 
Mecyssne, Tim 


Menser, Jerry 
Miklusak. Nick 
Miller, Mike 
Mirda, Jim 
Mish, John 
Mitchell, Kim 


Mitchell, Lori 
Moore, Michelle 
Moore, Sherri 
Murr, Jim 
Nelson, Glen 
Nelson, Greg 


Nichols, Chris 
Nichols, Cindy 
O'Donnell, Cheryl 
Olar, Kim 
Oprea, Nadine 
Orelup, Kim 


Sophomores-151- 


Palmer, Rachel 
Palucki, Mary 
Paquin, Nicole 
Parker, Brooks 
Parsons, Kevin 


Paulson, Tami 
Penman, Gregg 
Peters, Elaine 
Peters, Sherry 
Petrick, Michael 




Reid, Kim 
Reitz, Joel 
Reitz, John 
Reyome, Karrie 
Richardson, Terry 
Riggle, Shelley 


Riley, William 
Ritter, Jeff 
Robertson, Paul 
Rockhill. John 
Rodgers, Lori 
Rodriguez, Renee 


Ross, Mark 
Rowe, Julianne 
Roye, Brian 
Ruiz, Sandy 
Russel, Lance 
Salzer, Dave 


Schaller, Michelle 
Schmidt, Amy 
Schmidt, Larry 
Schmidt, Laura 
Schoenborn. Scott 
Schultze, Rich 



•152Sophomores 




Schumann, Brett 
SeiU, Darrell 
Sell, Deanna 
Sharp, Doug 
Shavey, Sonja 
Simcich, Phillip 


Simon, Joanna 
Sipos, Aaron 
Slanac, Jeff 
Smith, Mark 
Smith, Sean 
Steffan, Michael 



Verbich, Rhonda 
Veronesi, Dave 
Villalobos, Paul 
Vittorio, Angie 
Volpe, Kire 
Waddle, Cindy 


Waldron, Laura 
Waters, Lisa 
Welk, Gary 
Wesolowski. Dawn 
White, Jeff 
Wilkey, Troy 


Willis, Jon 
Wilson, Cathy 
Wiltfong, Sue 
Wojciechowski. Dee 
Woodard, Dave 
Wright, Brian 


Wydrinski, Kurt 
Yanek, Shellie 
Zaicow, Todd 
Ziegler, Randy 
Zubrick, Randy 
Zvyak, Lisa 


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Golden 

Support 

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 
parents. 

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- 
ed us. 



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Exclusively Basketball? 


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- 
tic reasons. 

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 
said. 



Junior Michael Schwarz, exchange stu- 
dent. 


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Mascot 

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 
older. 

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 
court. 



Lit' Panther: Panther mascot Cassie Ringer 
gives a warm feeling to the audience when they 
watch her perform. 


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Cooling the heat of deadline pressures the yearbook staff takes a pepsi break at the fire station 



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Breakin’ 


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. 



Senior Jeff Reitz demonstrates his breakdanc- 
ing ability. 


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Party 


"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- 
ness. 

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 
worth it. 



During a staff party senior Brian Gerike plays 
pin the tail on the donkey. 


Rainbow 

Express 

To The Class 
of 1985 

May a Rainbow 
extend through 
your lives 

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Griffith 

High 

School 


Varsity 

Club 


Brrr! 

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 
easily. 

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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Wishing you 
Great sucess 

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Each depositor insured to $100,000 by 

F.D.I.C. 


Muffler 

Connexion 

814 E. Ridge Rd. 
Griffith, In. 
838-5152 


Griffith 

Liquors 

wishes 

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924-2130 Griffith, In. 


Congratulations, Graduates! 

Set high goals 
and 

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“voice of the Ridge” 
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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. 
The students talk and have a good time. 


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Gatlin Plumbing and Heating has it all for your 
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Silk & Satin 
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From 

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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 
requires responsibility. 

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 
Popa. 

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 
time consuming. 

Lee finds support from both her and her 
husbands parents. During the school day her 
mom watches Tre so Lee is able to go to school. 


An-Dee’s 

Floral Shop 

121 E. Main St 
Griffith, In. 
924-6533 


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Tanning Salons 



Catching Some Rays. Tanning at a sa- 
lon is the newest craze hitting people of 
all ages around town. 


Sun-worshipers, your quest 
for that perfect tan is over. A 
new rage is sweeping across the 
nation— TANNING SALONS. 

There are many myths con- 
nected with these amazing de- 
vices such as premature wrin- 
kling. Doris Sheridan of Aloha 
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- 
lons offer private rooms for the 
comfort of the person being 
tanned. According to Miss 
Sheridan, the booth exposes 
the body to (JV-B rays. These 
rays bring up the melanin in the 
skin which causes the brown 
pigmentation. 

The tanning bed exposes the 
body to (JV-A rays which oxi- 
dizes the blood in the body. 

Miss Sheridan said that the 
sun has more (JV-B rays than 
the booth or bed have, thus, giv- 
ing a person a safer tan. 


There are many reasons why 
a person would want a tan. 

"I wanted to get a tan for Tur- 
nabout,” said sophomore Kar- 
rie Reyome. “I stayed with it for 
ten days, but since T urnabout is 
over now, I might quit." 

Senior Suse Halsall had an- 
other reason for bronzing her 
skin. "I looked very pale," she 
said. "It's been really nice. I 
started recently and in a week I 
had a tan that would have taken 
me the whole summer." 

Many people come in to pre- 
tan before going on vacation 
and it also gives a person a feel- 
ing of self-improvement.” said 
Miss Sheridan. "There are 
many advantages of going to a 
tanning salon.” Miss Sheridan 
said. First of all, they're cleaner 
than beaches, they’re faster and 
safer than the sun, and they 
make people become more 
aware of their skin; therefore, 
people will take better care of 
their skin," she concluded. 

So next time you want a 
quick tan, go to a tanning salon. 
You may feel better about your- 
self and isn’t that what's impor- 
tant? 



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Congratulations 
1985 Graduates 

from 

the 

Griffith School 
Board 


Plan Your Tomorrow Today! 



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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 
Dawn Eichelberger. 

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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Photography 

The 

Gift 

Center 

801 W. Glen Park Ave. 
Griffith, In. 
924-0522 



Seniors Diane Hochstetler, Monica Konrat. and 
Kris Wasserman shop at Ribordy's. 


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The people from whom you expect more 


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Highland, In. 
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Cyclery 

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Highland, In. 

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Friendly Critters 


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 
need them. 

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 
though. 

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 
school.” 

Cats and dogs are the most 
common pets, and reptiles, 
such as snakes and lizards have 
become more popular. Some 


students; however, have quite 
unique animals. 

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 
teachers? 

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- 
ment. 

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 
them. 

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- 
chines," said Junior Craig An- 
derson. 

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- 
ing it. 


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 
Honor Society. 

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 
food. 

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 
Beth Carpenter. 

All types of blood are needed 
to save lives. The one needed 
the most is AB- this is the rarest 
kind of blood. The most com- 
mon type is 0/ + . After the 
blood has been donated it is tak- 
en and separated into four 
parts; red cells for anemic pa- 
tients, cryoprecipitate for he- 
mophiliacs, platelets for leuke- 
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. 



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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- 
tion. 

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 
My Children." 

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 
the students. 

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 
school. 




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Yearbooks 

wishes 

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- 
enie. 

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 
bore you. 


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- 
lems. 

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- 
sity." 

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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1985 Graduates 
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Hello Dolly 


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 
Eliza Doolittle. 

"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- 
urdays. 

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 
member. 

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 
face. 


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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V 


Academic Division 44, 45 

Adams, Brian 142 

Adams, Chris 132 

Adams, Heather 31, 54, 69, 148 

Adinolfi, John 142 

Ads, 156- 185 

Aides 76-77 

Album Division 124,125 
Allen, Kathy 126 
Anderson, Craig 67, 142, 176 
Anderson, Debbie 66, 67, 142, 
173 

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 
Arts 56-57 
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, 
148 

Bajza, Michael 66, 142 
Baker. Cathy 74, 75, 96, 132, 
133 

Baker, Shanee 148 
Baltrusis, Fred 99, 132 
Band 70-71 
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, 
143 

Bartlett, Jim 101, 126 


Barton, Rachael 78, 148 
Barus, Brian 6, 8, 142 
Baseball 86-87 

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, 

131, 142 

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 
Business 5859 

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, 
127 

Carter, Mike 148 
Carver, Ed 88. 132 
Carver, Martha 142 
Cashman, Bart 68, 69, 132 
Cashman, Carl 68, 149 
Cassoday, Connie 30, 68, 78. 
142 

Cherven, Jaqueline 66, 68. 90, 
142 

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 
Colophon 189 
Computers 54-55 
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 


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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, 
142, 174 

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, 
133 

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, 
143 


Faculty 126-131 
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 
Football 98101 
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. 
133, 134 

Garastik, Chris 78, 143 
Gardenhire, Terri 73, 143 
Garretson, James 129 
Gearhart, John 63, 150 
Gerike, Brian 16, 67, 98, 99, 
134 

Gettig, Jennifer 68, 143 
Gibbs, Ron 150 
Gifford, Kimberly 75, 84, 96, 
131, 143 

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 

Golf 88-89 
Gonda. Bob 134 
Gonsiorowski, Susan 66, 134 
Gonzalez, Amy 84, 99. 1 18, 

150 

Good, Steve 70, 71, 134 
Gottschammer, Ann 150 
Gottschlich, James 70, 71, 134 
Govert, Lisa 1 1, 12, 14, 34, 84, 

85. 133, 134 
Graduation 32-33 
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, 

134 

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 
Gym 48-49 
Gymnastics 112, 113 


r 

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, 
134, 170 

Halverson, Mark 30, 31, 75, 92, 
150 

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, 
150 

Harding, Chris 70, 71, 150 
Harris, Amy 58, 69, 150 
Hart, Douglas 143 


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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, 
135 

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, 

175 

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, 
133, 135 

Hobbs, Gregory 143 
Hochstetler. Diane 135, 174 
Hochstetler, Donna 150 
Hochstetler, Eileen 52, 71, 75 
Hoffman, Anne 30. 84, 85, 148, 
150 

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 
Homecoming 10-15 
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, 
135 

Hosier, Harold 150 
Houldieson, Theresa 68, 75, 84, 
135, 159 

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, 
144 

Hyland, Margie 150 



lacobozzi. Nadine 67, 78, 136, 


175 

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, 
140 

Jevyak, Chris 151 
Johnson, Daryl 49, 144 
Johnson, Wayne 70, 71, 75, 
144 

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, 
136 

Josvai, Kirk 144 
Journalism 66, 67 
Jovanavich, Tammy 30, 75, 
102, 151 
Juniors 142-147 
J.V. sports 1 18-121 



Kalicky, Karen 136 
Kapitan, Cynthia 144 
Karney, Brian 136 
Karp, Elizabeth 74, 75, 85, 102, 
144 

Katona, Jim 136 
Kaufman, Christine 136 
Keel, Brian 144 
Kegebein, Jean 144 
Keith, Sharyl 16, 68, 70, 71, 

144 

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, 
85, 136 

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, 

136 

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, 
144 

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, 

137 



Labuda, Ellen 151, 173 
Lackner, Tina 78, 144 
Ladd, Joyce 137 


Laich, Kristie 27, 75, 85, 133, 
137 

Lake, Michelle 71, 151 
Lamfalusi, Suzanne 129 
Lamprecht, Robert 144 
Lane, Brian 70, 71, 151 
Language Arts 46, 47 
Larson, LeeAnn 68, 84, 85. 

136, 137 
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, 
143, 145 

Lewis, Gerald 67, 70. 71, 145, 
171, 173 

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, 

129 

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, 
145 

Marvel, Tracy 145 
Massa, Jill 96, 145 
Math 54-55 

Mattingly. Richard 55, 58, 145 
Maxberry, Tina 137 
Maywald, Susan 137 
McCarty, Crystal 84, 145 
McClure. George 129 
McCoy, Daniel 8. 99, 118, 120, 
145 

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, 
137 

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 
Mini-Mag. 38-43 
Mirda, Jim 75, 92, 148, 145 
Mish, John 99, 151 
Mitchell, Kim 69, 151 
Mitchell, Lori 69, 151 
Mitchell. Mike 

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, 
192 

Moreno, Roger 145 
Morgan, David 46, 145 
Morgan, Greg 98, 99, 138 
Morris, Suzanne 145 
Morton, Mark 145 
Mount, Paul 75, 138 
Movies 36-37 

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, 
145 

Murr, Jim 151 
Murray. Sean 78. 145 



Nagrocki, Theresa 70, 71 
Nash, David 13, 145 
Natzke, Kasandra 84, 85, 143, 


145 

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, 


145, 173 

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, 
152 

Parker, Brooks 152 
Parker, Larry 99, 100, 122, 

130, 131 

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, 
138 

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 
Prom 34-35 

Pustek, Andy 22, 56, 86. 99, 
100, 138 



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, 


Index- 187- 


152, 170 

Reyome, Kelly 68, 74, 84, 85, 
138 

Rhodes. David 7, 11, 12. 14, 

74, 99. 133, 138 
Rhodes, Dawn 74, 102, 143, 

146 

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, 

146 

Rodriguez. Renee 152 
Rogoski, John 118, 120, 146 
Ross, Mark 152 
Rowe, Julianne 30, 84. 85, 90, 
148, 152 
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, 
139 

Sainato, Lisa 14, 84, 85, 143, 
146 

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, 
148, 152 

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, 
191 

Seiber, David 74, 75, 139 
Seitz, Darrell 118, 153 
Sell, Deanna 70, 71, 153 
Seniors 132-141 
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 
Shop 72-73 
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, 
131 

Smith, Andrea 68. 140 
Smith, Daniel 146 
Smith. David 126 
Smith, Jeffery 88. 146 
Smith, Sean 118, 153 
Smith. Sharon 131 
Social Studies 6061 
Sophomores 148-153 
Spejewski, Cynthia 131 
Spejewski, Gerald 131 
Spriit Week 6, 7 
Spitz, Doug 7, 74, 75, 99, 133, 
192 

Spitz, LouAnn 26, 68, 75, 90, 
102, 146 

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, 

140 

Strauch, Albert 12, 75, 87, 99. 
140 

Summer 8-9 
Sumner, Beverly 140 
Sumner, Jerry 1461 
Surovek, Judith 128, 131 
Swarens, Cassandra 153 
Sweeney, Lynn 75, 96, 147 
Swimming 104-109 
Swinford, Dave 71, 153 
Swinford, Steve 140 
Szafarczyk, Janeen 64, 76, 84, 
140 

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, 
131, 143 

Tingley, Anne 69, 153 
Tingley, James 68, 147 
Title Page 1 

Tomasic, Jerry 75, 147 
Tomasko, Troy 49, 153 
Toweson, Tiffany 153 
Track 92-93 
Troksa, David 147 
Tumbula, Debbie 27, 147 
Turnabout 30-31 


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 
Volleyball 102-103 
Volpe, Kire 30. 85, 148, 153 
Voyak, Maria 8, 140 


Waddle, Cindy 69, 96, 153 
Waddle. Sherri 16, 70, 71, 84. 
140 

Waldron, Laura 70, 71, 84, 148, 
153 

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, 
153 

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, 
148, 153 

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, 
147 

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 
Yannuzzi, Nancy 
Yates, Debbie 22, 75, 96. 147 
Young, Barb 27, 67, 69, 147, 
175 

Young, Marilyn 131 


r^i 

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. 


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Editors 

Brian Gerike 

Mary Meny 


Craig Anderson 


Mike Degani 

Editor-m-Chief Debbie Anderson 

Layout and Design Dawn Hankla 

Copy Editors Lisa Blackwell 

Contributors 

Judy Jacobs 

Pam Kelly 


Photography Editor Pam Poulson 

Art Dawn Rodriguez 

Contributing Staff Nadine kobezzi 

Business 

Barb Young 

Advertising Layout Jerry Lewis 

Business Manager Dawn Rodriguez 


Photographers 

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 
helping hand. 

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 
the night. 

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. 

Debbie Anderson 
Editor-in-Chief 



The Reflector Staff goofs off and enjoys a 
day free of deadline pressure. 


Index /Colophon- 1 89- 



Gold 

For many, this school year might not have been perfect for 
various reasons. 

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- 
coming opponents. 


Risky Business. Senior Rob Krupinski 
leads off to second base taking a risk at 
getting tagged out.