Table of Contents
8 — Student Life 9M — Rlbum 200 — Index
MM — Classes C Clubs
1MM — Sports
206 — Closing
Volume 34 ♦ 1 993
Highland High School
9135 Erie Street ♦ Highland, Indiana 46322
To Thu Drawing Board
To The Drawing Board
n 1985 the Master Plan was
created. THE MASTER PLAN. The
course of our lives would be altered
from that day forward. Each and every
high school student would feel the re-
Any idea what this PLAN in-
cludes? If so, ask any student at High-
land this year. It's the renovation, of
course. OK, so it might not alter your
life's ambitions, but it's definitely not
something you'd forget . . .
Continued on Page 4
Back To The Drawing Board
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even years ago, school adminis-
trators decided to go to the drawing
board. They agreed to renovate all the
elementary schools and then to move on
to the junior and senior high school.
This year it's finally our turn.
"Our turn" includes a three part
plan that started April 1, 1990.
This year came the full blast of
major construction work.
The Highland administrative
staff had to use some pretty creative
ideas on where to put students during
the renovation. What they came up
with was very interesting. The New
Gym became 14 rooms where math and
foreign language classes were held.
After a few days, it became apparent
that the language classes had to move.
This little snag in the MASTER
PLAN was quickly solved because the
staff and Gariup Construction Company
went to their drawing boards.
Again and again, those people
had to go ,
as life forces us all to go . . .
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD!
Back To The Drawing Board
Sophomore Paul Callaway digs
into an apple pie. The pie-eating
contest was one of this year's most
popular Superstars events.
Sophs are Amy Govert, Kristy
Lane, Jill Petska, Heather Skertich,
Kelly Bieson, Jackie Sowinski,
Kim Vasquez, and Suzy Dukich.
ot it are Rachelle Rhoades and
Brian Lomax, twisting the night
away at the Homecoming dance.
Far left: Freshman girls had six
weeks of swimming instead of
regular swim class. They look very
happy about it all.
Senior Dawn Sullivan's eyes were
filled with enthusiasm as she,
among many others, enjoyed
herself at the Homecoming game.
This year's theme was "Let The
Games Begin", and it was one of
Highland's best ever.
Back To The Drawing Board
Through the years, not only have the
lettergirl uniforms changed. Their
hair styles and routines have, too.
Dances have always been a part of
high school Amanda Buckand Ryan
Kinney show the modem look.
f student life 1
Highland High School Built
First Graduating Class
Fire On Christmas Day
Fieldhouse and Pool Built
Peak Enrollment: 2,475 Students
Old Link Was Built
New Football Field
Last Powder Puff Game
Football State Finals
ZipSypult Football Field Named
Wicker Park Manor Flood
Sectional Basketball Champs
Then & Now
Move HHS Ahead
Through fire, addition, renovation, the spirit grows yet remains
ong yime ago, about 34 years
ago, great minds came
together to build Highland
HighSchool. Little did they know
what would happen in these halls and the
people who would walk through them.
People who have turned into leaders.
The school was built in 1959.
Also during this time the Korean War
raged. Students went off to fight a war
which the US eventually lost. The follow-
ing year, 1960, brought brighter days.
That was the year the first American went
tospace. Science was crossing barriers
that authors of sci- fi books only dreamed .
With every good thing, a bad
thing sometimes follows. The follow up
to 1960 was 1963. On a sunny afternoon,
shots rocked the country. President John
F. Kennedy was shot and killed. That
was a grave time in American history.
In 1968 was a very exciting year
for those sci-fi authors again. The first
steps were taken on the moon . "One small
step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
was repeated by science teachers at High-
land as well as around the world.
The history teachers, on the other
hand, were putting in their two cents in
1973. That was the year of the infamous
Watergate papers and the resignation of
President Nixon. Many heated discus-
sions echoed through the history hall that
Every year sophomores get one
of the biggest thrills of their lives— their
drivers licenses. In 1974 that wasn't that
big of a thrill. The greed of a certain cartel
caused the rationing of oil. This became
known as the Arab Oil Crisis. Gasoline
stations were only open for a certain
amount of hours, and people lined up for
gas. Not exactly the thing to do with your
date on Friday night.
Teenagers also felt heartache in
1977. whenElvin Presley Elvis, died of a
drug overdose. Many felt his was the end
of an era in music and in the country.
In 1981, another famousactor was
shot., but it was also the president. This
time it was real. President Reagan was
shot, but not fatally. On a more positive
note, the hostages were finally returned
Media have always played a ma-
jor part in people's lives. In 1983 it was of
beneficial value. It was the year of E.T.,
the movie that touched everyone's life.
E.T. phoned home for the first time.
1985 was the year of the Bears.
Not only did they win the Super Bowl, but
they did it in style. "Superbowl Shuffle"
was played all over theChicagoland area.
New times and changes were on
everyone's mind in 1988. President Bush
was elected and it looked like 12 years of
Reaganomics. Good or bad? It was yet to
Thanksgiving vacation was fast
around the comer in 1990. Then disaster
struck. The area of Wicker Park Manor
was flooded by the Litttle Calumet River.
The town worked together to ease the
pain, but many people were displaced
and suffered great loss and heartache.
In 1 992, more change was brought
about. A new president. Bill Clinton, was
elected. A record number of younger
people, between the ages of 1 8 to 24 voted .
His charge was to bringh about economic
recovery , reunite the country, and bring
down thenational debt.
Through all these changes. High-
land High School has stood. Howdiffer-
First HHS principal Lon Monbeck dealt
with different problems than our present
principal. Dr. Renner Ventling.
en t are the students who walk the halls to-
In another 34 years, what will the
students be like?
Will they still hangoutatBKafter
Will they still have to deal with
Will they still be tripping over
thesecond floor stairs?
One thing seems to be sure. High-
land High School will still be standing,
serving the young people of this small
Indiana town on the outskirts of the Chi-
cagoland area and in the area of Indiana
affectionall known as, ’The Region".
□ Alice Zakrzacki
Then & Now
To The Swing
efore writing anything about
what is called "Student Life",
we should discuss the actual
meaning of the words.
According to Webster's Seventh
New Collegiate Dictionary, a student is de-
finded as a "learner".
Easy enough, right?
Life, on the other hand, is harder to
explain. Life is "the sequence of physical
and mental experiences that make up the
existence of an individual."
Believe it or not, a lot of those ex-
periences take place in high school.
From Homecoming to graduation.
Highland had a jam packed year. While
some found happiness crossing the finish
line, others were finding happiness over
In addition to the extra curricular
activities, there was also a lot of bonding
going on. It is said that friendship is a key
part of life, and Highland students have
found that to be true.
Whether they attended one of the
most succesful Turnabouts in Highland's
history, or just clowned around at the pa-
rade, even with the upset of renovation in
the air, members of the Highland High
School student body showed an incredible
amount of enthusiam.
Student Life? It takes many forms,
but it is always vital to the total school
experience. There is life beyond textbooks,
and there is life in what we choose to do.
3 Jessica Stern
Adding their clowning and spirit to the
Homecoming Parade were seniors Dave
Bartlett and Ed Klapak.
ur world as we live it is one
The children of the ninties,
just as any other generation, have
been criticized for many things.
However, it seems there are sev-
eral untruths about ours. To explode
these myths. Highland High and its stu-
dent body are the best example.
To begin with, nineties kids are
said to be materialistic and excessive. If
this is supposed to be the environmental
decade, how could this be possible?
The Highland High School Stu-
dent Council has adopted a highway,
and a great effort was made to clean up
the sides of highways in our area. Adopt-
a-Highway is a nation wide project, pri-
marily made up of young people's or-
The Student Council now has an
outstanding environmental council, as
well. A recycling program has been con-
sidered and a positive effort has been
made. Students began to work with the
Civil Town on improving recycling.
Another fallacy is the notion that
teens are selfish and greedy. Key Club, as
well as other clubs, makes contributions
to needy organizations annually. At Hal-
Senior student Shawn Atkinson gets a
curly frie just where she wants it, but now
what to do? Hunger will decide.
Mike Wyatt may be in the cafeteria, but
now that he's taking a good look at things,
he seems a bit unsure of what comes next.
loween. Key clubbers got together and
decorated and delivered pumpkins to
the Trade Winds children. At Christmas
they donated shoes for the needy.
The general consensus is that
the SAT scores and general grade point
averages on a national level are lower
then ever. This year the Class of '93 had
a strong average on the SAT's. Beyond
that, there is also the fact that all of the
accelerated classesareat their full capac-
Other constant criticisms include
lack of motivation and laziness. The
percent of students who maintain, along
with school, a job and extra-curricular
activitiesstayshigh. Participation in clubs
and sports continues for many students
in the school.
Although the outside world is
getting harder. Highland students are
giving it all they've got.
Personal styles and individual
interests are encouraged, and many stu-
dents refuse to give in to the mediocrity
which seems to have lulled too many
people to accept less than they can be.
After all, outside the walls of this
school is the "Great Melting Pot", the
For now we are just saying:
TAKE A LOOK AT US!!
□ Avarie Wallner
Jackie Sowinski seems to be taking another
look around the dance floor, while Jason
Spoljoric isn't aware of a roving eye.
Take A Look
Brandy, Simo lead court
et the Games Begin was a theme
well suited for this year's Homecoming.
The "operation" proved successful for
the Class of '93 when they kicked off the
week's festivities by capturing the first
victory of the week with their winning
float. The papier mache version of "Op-
eration" was the first of several wins for
Creativity from classes and clubs
was easily seen as their floats rolled down
Kennedy and Highway Avenues. Lots
of club representatives displayed their
individuality as well as their school spirit
and moral support.
The juniors kept things moving
King Simo Glumac, Queen Brandy Younk-
ers and the Class of '94 show their spirit by
playing a friendly game of Twister.
with the popular party game, Twister,
with sophomores at their heals with
Yahtzee, and the freshman bringing up
the rear with a prize winning boxing
match. Elementary students also
marched for the first time this year.
Leading the Homecoming Court
were Queen Brandy Younkers and King
Simo Glumac. Homecoming events in-
cluded Spirit Week, the game, and dance.
□ Avarie Wallner
The School Board's Konnie Kuiper, Amy
Ogrentz, and the Class of '93 show their
spirit with Konnie's classic fire truck.
Senior Joanie Kruger checks Holly Oprea's
pulse after an exciting parade ride on the
float that won the first place prize.
Homecoming Court members for 1993 are: Spoljoric, Krissy Moore, Mike Golum-
Mikejasaitis, Tracy Kasbaum,King Simo beck, Stephanie Quigg, Jake Quenzler
Glumac, Queen Brandy Younkers, Blase and Cari Brown.
Class of ‘93 wins most events;
i-O-War shows class battle
-1 his year the Superstars games
proved to be action-packed and full
of excitement. The games were part of
activities to boost spirit and were held
after the Homecoming Parade.
Student Council chose to have
the events held in the fieldhouse incase
of bad weather; thereforecertain games
were chosen that could be played in-
doors. They chose the wheelbarrow
race, the three-legged race, and the
potato rolling relay, along with other
tradional events such as the tug-of-war.
The tug-o-war was a true
battle between classses. There were
girls, boys and coed tug-o-war. The
sophomores and the seniors were the
victors in this event. Senior Tammy
Bandura was in the girls tug, and she
states, 'The junior girls were stronger ,
but we hung in and gave it all we had."
The seniors won all their events
except the pie eating contest. The con-
test was a little unbalanced since the
juniors had three football players and
the seniors had three girls on their side.
The seniors kept their faith up though,
with Julie Gray eating cherry pie, but
even Julie could not chomp on the pie
fast enough. "I could hear my class-
mates cheering me on, and it pushed
me to eat as fast I could."
Putting all his effort into the potato roll,
Charlie Mikuly still smiles forthe camera
during one of the Superstars events.
Highland captains Scott Tucker, Doug
Boersma and Steve Dopka meet with the
Griffith captains before the game.
Although the seniors won their
races agai ns the juniors, the sophomores
proved to be just as strong, by winning
against the freshmen.
The Homecoming Game was
Friday night. Although the team did
not win, it did not crush school spirit.
Fellow football player Paul Callaway
states, "It made us feel good to hear
everyone cheering and it also kept us
□ Ann Marie Pagan
Senior Julie Gray shows
her spirit in the pie eat-
ing contest. In spite of
her effort, the junior
boys won the contest.
Smothers and Brian
Loa n e, Pau la Zabrowski
and Taz Fenolio try the
Giving their all in the
Tug of War are mem-
bers of the senior and
junior boys teams. The
senior boys won.
Seniors Melissa Oliver,
Modjeski, and Jill
Blaze Spoljoric and Krissy Moore at
Homecoming. Above: Michele Howell,
Michele Dragus and Jenny Matthews.
Right, Greg Czaja and Danielle Durlich,
both freshmen, seem to be enjoying the
It's always time
for a fun dance
L ollipops, gingerbread men,
gum drops, and cotton candy made
this year's Homecoming Dance extra
Guys and their sweethearts
danced the night away in the candy
colored cafeteria. Those without dates
had just as much fun bummin' around
the dance floor with groups of friends.
Classy suits and dresses were
seen on those who took advantage of
the "semi-semi formal" attire. Others
wore their Sunday best, perhaps a nice
blouse and skirt.
"Deciding what to wear and
Any good music will provide a good
beat for Linda Kuch,a freshman. Dances
are a good place to meet people.
making plans for the dance is always
fun. The Homcoming Dance is more
laid back and is less expensive then
other formals, but just as much fun!"
states senior Cari Brown. She was also
one of six senior girls on the Homecom-
Student Council provided re-
freshments and decorations while
alumni D.J Don Herald supplied mu-
sic. The Boyz to Men's hit song "End Of
The Road" seemed to fit appropriately
after a week of spirit, football and fun.
□ Julie Grey
Freshman Bridget Norris and junior
MikeMetrickare grooving at the Home-
Disco Day Homecoming
Melissa Oliver introduces
Mike Peterson to the crowd.
Below, seniors Jeremy
J usko, Don Rench, Stepha-
nie Quigg, Joanie Kruger,
Rachel Holder, Michelle
Castillo and Scott Palmer
form a line and Stephanie
Moreno and Don Rench
strike a pose.
Below, the Disco Day
crowd seem to be saying,
"It's gotta be the shoes!
Disco Day Homecoming
Saturday Night Fever
On A Thursday Afternoon
hite suits, hot pants, platform
shoes, cosmetics — an entire lifestyle
evolved around the spirit of Disco Day.
The Bee Gees were unable to at-
tend this year's Spirit Week, but students
didn't mind the compromise when Mike
Deleget started spinning the "Saturday
Night Fever" LP out in the courtyard. "I
felt we all needed some funky music to get
us in the disco mood," claimed Mike.
While Opposite Sex Day, Farm
Day, Hat/College Day, and the tradi-
tional Blue and Gold Day were success-
ful, Disco Day stole the dance floor. "It
was a big polyester parade in the hall-
ways," raved Senior Rachel Holder. "All
the groovy polyester reminded me of my
mom’s wordrobe when I was little."
Fitted blouses, butterfly collars,
and high waisted bell bottom pants were
the main attraction and decor of those
who dared to go back to where it all began .
Disco Mania evolved during the
early 70's in "underground" night clubs.
After Watergate and Vietnam, the disco
people were ready to emerge to the public
dance scene. The typical dance scenario
consisted of flashing lights, mirrored walls,
and ceilings that sparkled.
The hottest disco club opened to
the elite in 1977. The club was called
"Studio 54" in Manhattan. Many super-
stars made their appearance there.
Hot disco records were definitely
in as well as the upbeat artists that re-
corded them. James Brown, Frankie Valli,
Donna Summers, The Village People,
Blondie, and the Bee Gees were just a few.
In 1978, Saturday Night Fever, the
movie, became a box office smash. The
movie also revitalized the English trio, the
Bee Gees. The group's career boomed
with three top ten songs from the movie
With the awareness of AIDS, the
conservatism of the Reagan years, and the
start of a new decade, disco was slowly
laid to rest along with other fads of the
In the spirit of Disco Day, Mike Peterson and
Melissa Oliver strike a pose reminiscent of
John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever.
Below, the Disco Line of Jessica Stem, Mich-
elle Tucker, Rachel Holder, Julie Grey, Brandy
Younkers strikes a pose.
However, for a large group of
Highland students, a sunny Thursday
afternoon before Homecoming, brought
the days of disco back to life. Senior
Don Rench reasures all who participated
in Disco Day, "John Travolta would be
□ Julie Gray
Above, junior Robin Beiderhaka knowsthat
before forming friendships with anyone, we
must first learn to like ourselves.
Left, Mike Rybicki,Joanie Kruger, Julie Grey
and Todd Giba enjoy an evening at popular
Ed Debevic's Restaurant in Chicago.
Above, family enhances friendship for
Angela Castillo, Michelle Castillo and Al-
Left, Friends Lynette Dobrowolski, Kelly
Kinders, Sherry Verkay, Chris Slager and
Jennifer Gnerlich at Homecoming.
Friends enjoying Turnabout are Jill Bishop,
Heather Heintzman, Katrina Ault, Kelly
Herald and Michelle Guiden.
Left, Holly Oprea and Kyle Kaczmarek en-
joy a friendly dance at Turnabout. Today's
teens enjoy "playing the field".
Spirit Week helped the friendship of Draga
Culic, Chris Hines and Michelle Castillo as
they enjoyed dressing for the various days.
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
Relationships form the bonds which enrich our lives
R emember the first friend you
made at school, or the first guy
or girl you fell in love with at first
Some of those first friends and
loves you have made have been with you
throughout youryearsatschool. Manyof
them have grown into special relation-
ships during high school.
While these are relationships in
the true sense of the word, it is also impor-
tant to remember that the term "relation-
ships" also applies also to our friends, to
those at our work place, and even to the
members of our families. One of the great-
est things abou t moving through the teen
years is learning how to deal with the
different levels of friendships and rela-
tionships in our life, whether they are
work relationships, school relationships,
or various other kinds.
It is said that the friendships and
relationships made during high school
will always be remembered . Maybe this
is true because of all the years of growing
up together. Seniors AvarieWallner and
Brian Linebaugh have been good friends
since the first grade. Avarie states, "The
Sack fzzzion L± a f2L£c& oj-
iks, continent, a fiaxt oj-
past four years we've been closer than
ever. Our friendship is special because
we take the good with the bad."
Growing up inhigh school is
sometimes difficult, but with the help of
good friends it makes everything all the
Special friends help with prob-
lems atschool orathome. There isalways
at least one friend who can be confided
in, telling everything that is personal and
private. Senior Jessica Stem agrees, "Close
friends are hard to come by, but great
when you have them."
Sometimes siblings can be close
friends when they go to the same school
together. This is true for brothers Rock
and Jake Quenzler, and sisters Angela,
Alicia, and Michelle Castillo. Sophomore
Alicia Castillo states, "My sisters and I
get along better now that we go to the
same school. We enjoy doing many of the
same things together.”
□ Ann Marie Pagan
student Lif c
In theme 'All
/ magine it!
It's the night of december twelfth,
and you’re on your way to Turnabout.
Let’s go back a little farther, to late October
or November. The halls buzz with chatter
about the Turnabout Dance. The girls
contemplate who to ask, as the guys sit
back and wait.
After finding a date, it's time for
the girls to look for a dress and start to
make some plans. Some spend weeks
shopping for the perfect dress and acces-
sories. Plans are eventually finalized, fin-
ishing touches are bnought, and the night
This year's dance was held at St.
George Serbian Hall. The theme was "All
My Life", and the colors for the dance
were purple and silver.
Members of the Turnabout court
were Jake Quenzler as king, Tracy Kas-
baum as queen, plus Holly Oprea, Mike
Wyatt, Jill Wolendowski, Mark McCull-
ough, Amy Stasny, Kyle Kazmarek, Re-
nee Burge, Ted Kutcher, Krissy Moore,
and Scott Tucker.
Some students spent a good part
ofx the evening waiting to get their pic-
tures taken, while others took time to sit at
the tables and socialize between dances.
Turnabout sparkled more than ever
before. Tickets sold in record numbers and
numerous sequin dresses twirled about on
this magical night in December.
Never before were so many
couples from Highland cramed into the St.
George Serbian Hall. Two hundred sev-
enty six couples attended the dance. This
was approximately ninety more couples
than in past years. That's definitly some-
thing to dance about!
“The night was so much fun but it
never seems to last long enough. There
were months of preparation for one night,
it was worth it," smiled the Queen Tracy
Kasbaum. This was a comment many
would agree with by the time the dance
and the evening were a part of history.
□ Arin Betchen, Julie Grey
Jake Quenzler and Tracy Kasbaum were
chosen king and queen of this year's Turn-
about Dance in December.
Opposite Page, Arin Betchen gets into the ac-
tion with her date , as well as Shelby Smoth-
ers and Linda Montalvo.
Turnabout Court: Kyle
Kaczmarek, Tracy Kas-
baum, Jake Quenzler,
Holly Oprea, Ted Kutcher,
Krissy Moore, Mark
McCullough, Amy Stasny,
Mike Wyatt, Jill Wolen-
Opposite Page, Simo
Glumac and Melissa Kan-
towski enjoy yet another
dance as Highland stu-
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Angie Testolin, Carrie Ossanna and Dave
Flores take a break from dancing to enjoy
some good company.
Above, Sean Czaja and Marcie Huitsing sit
one out during Turnabout. Sean isan alumna
of Highland High School.
ust admit it - we all pop
Some of us just
seem to pop thecornsbetter
The question is, do
we know we're popping
com when we do? Or do think we’re
popping corns when we don’t.
Do's or dont's, salt or unsalted,
everybody says corns, or corny remarks.
Some just know how to bu tter them bet-
ter than others. Some have also been
popping the kernels longer.
Veteran popper Dave Bartlett
says, "To me corning is just a way of life.
After all. Mom always says you can never
get enough of one vegetable."
Expert corners can pop corns in
a 'Jiffy' and that's no 'Secret'.
Novice com poppers may be a
little tasteless at first, but it doesn't take
long before they too can be real cheesy,
mastering the 'Kraft' of corniness.
Back to the cob, corns can be ex-
pressed verbally or physically. Both are
very effective ways of shucking the mes-
sage out of its husk.
’’Making weird gestures with
my face, hands or body, really lets me
relieve tension. It is really fun; every-
body should let loose sometimes," states
junior Erin Ring.
"Some people are embarrassed
to com because they are afraid of what
others might think. Jimmy cracks corns
and he doesn't care, why should we?"
While some think there may not
be much more than corn in Indiana,
Highland students don't seem to mind.
Senior Ed Klapak feels, "As long
as Burger King stays in business, and the
com crop is good, we Highlanders will
always have a good time."
Still confused aboutcorns? Here's
a little taste of the corns you have no idea
you’re not missing.
"There he stood on the bridge, his
hair blowing in the wind — and he — to
proud to go and get it!"
"Did you hear how Mary got sick?
Well, she opened up the window, and
Sophomore Paul Callaway was
seen at the Pizza Hut on 45th ordering a
large pan pizza supreme. When asked if
he prefered his pizza cut in four or eight
pieces, he decided with an appetite like
his, naturally a pizza cut into eight piz-
zas, because it would fill him up more .
Mike Peterson states, "An immi-
grant in America for only a short time
tried to find a parking place. He found
one that said ’Fine for Parking’. Great, he
thought. Then he came to find a ticket on
□ Julie Grey
Above, sophomore Tara Harris readies a
corn while below senior Jessica Stem shows
corny colors during Spirit Week.
Other page, Ted Kutcher appreciates real
com, while Avarie Wallner and Ed Klapak
seem to be enjoying Highland's variety.
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Emerald City people are: Joy Fledderjohan,
Mary Simpson, and Emily Wynkoop.
Ghoul Guards in the play are Bryan Wurst,
JoyFledderjohan, Lori Popplewell, and Mary
Simpson. They wait for Dorothy.
J essica Stem starred as Dorothy, whose trip to
Oz was highlighted by the gift of ruby slippers
as well as four delightful characters.
As the Wicked Witch of the West, Kim Easto
did a superb acting job, giving the show a
sense of high drama.
Wizard of Oz
Star in musical
Nortman. On their way they met the
Wicked Witch of the West, Kim Easto,
who was trying to kill Dorothy for the
ruby slippers given her by theGood Witch
of the North, Glinda, played by Michelle
Tucker. Understudy Joy Fledderjohan
came to the rescue when Michelle dislo-
cated her knee, performing the last three
The show ran Nov. 12, 13, 14 and
19, 20, and 21, and was acclaimed as a
strong debut for Mr. Grubbs.
□Jessica Stern, Michelle Tucker
Jessica as Dorothy and Dave Blair as the
Scarecrow sing a duet. Both added to the
show's quality performances.
As the Good Witch of the North, Michelle
Tucker continued in a long line of shows she
has performed for Theatre Company.
Wizard of Oz
U under its new director, Martin
Grubbs, Highland Theatre Com-
pany kicked off its new season with The
Wizard of Oz, starring Jessica Stern in the
role of Dorothy. The show consisted of
high school students, plus junior high
students cast as the munchkins.
The show had the same story line
as the classic story. Dorothy was blown
away by a cyclone from Kansas to the
fairyland of Oz. There she met three new
friends: the Scarecrow (Dave Blair), the
Tin Man (Craig Maloney), and the Cow-
ardly Lion, played by Mike Deleget.
All four journeyed to find the
great Wizard of Oz, played by Randy
Dave Blair, Jessica Stem, Mike Deleget and
Craig Maloney star as the Scarecrow, Dorothy,
the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man.
DEAL WITH IT!
If it's life, there's going to be change
i | V et's change the world."
I "Times, they are changing."
•“^"It's nice, for a change."
"Don't change a thing!"
Change comes in many forms and
is a constant factor in every day life. Ex-
pressions like these are used regularly
and show how different people view dif-
ferent types of change. The important
part of change, is to learn how to adapt.
Social, scientific, and political
changes are constantly being made
throughout the world. Medical break-
throughs and new treatments are discov-
ered to help prolong and improve the
quality of life.
Social change can effect the basic
values and beliefs of an entire nation.
Politics, in conjuction, deals with chang-
ing laws and other governmental pro-
grams that can transform the way people
think or live.
This school year, for example, we
witnessed a major change in our gover-
nment with the defeat of George Bush and
the choice of Bill Clinton as president.
This election of a new president illus-
trates the country's feeling a need for
change. Whether economically or socially,
people felt that change would be a posi-
tive thing for the nation. Others fear the
consequences of drastic change and feel it
may make things worse. These two ideas
are one of the elementary differences
between the Republican and Democratic
Dealing with the change to a new country
are Mie Akema, Sarah Gosling and Kenji
Komura, shown with Mrs. Joan Ray.
Change . . .
Another major change is the reno-
vation of the school. The renovation illus-
trates both good and bad aspectsof change.
Positively speaking, upon completion of
the construction. Highland High School
will be a modern, more ideal environ-
ment to learn in. The drawbacks include
the inconviences the students and staff
must deal with during the process and the
fact that many of the students who must
put up with the chaos will not be around
to enjoy the finished product. With sec-
ond semester of this year everyone felt the
pressure, moving to new rooms and new
parts of the junior-senior high school
This brings up the subject of how
peopledeal with and acceptdifferenttypes
of change. Some people have a hard time
accepting major changes in their family,
academic or social life. Major family oc-
curances such as divorce, marriage, or
death can be difficult things to handle.
Those who learn to accept what happens
and go on with their lives will be happier
in the end. Others who rebel and fight
against change, in these situations, usu-
ally make things worse.
Stopping certain changes can be
positive and can help to preserve consis-
tancyand tradition. Finding the ideal bal-
ance between change and stability is the
key to a better society and world. If change
is to drastic or rapid, some people can't
adjust; if little or no change takes place,
things becomeold and new, positive things
may never be discovered.
This school, the community, the
country, and the world are constantly
changing. Don't let everything pass by.
Roll with the changes and be a part of the
□ Arin Betchen
Alone with one's own thoughts, change of-
ten is easier to take. Selena Cox adjusts to
freshman year very easily.
Sometimes the best way to deal with pres-
sure from change is to call a friend and ar-
range a visit, like Krissy Moore.
Dances and letting loose are excellent ways
of dealing with change, say Amy Hanak,
Mandy Norris, and Amy Claesgens.
£$ They make up
the fabric of HHS
umerous faces pass by while
walking through the congested hall-
ways of Highland High School.
Some pause for a quick "hi",
and others continue on their way
without giving a second glance. These
faces are the students that make up
Highland and give it its character.
For freshmen, the figures in the
hall seem strange and even intimidat-
ing at first. As time goes on, unfamiliar
faces become real people with real
personalities. Many may even become
friends. By sophomore or junior year,
most of the other students are friends,
acquaintances, or at least look familiar.
By senior year something odd
happens. The undeclassmen look
young and out of place and seem to
have infested the school. "A couple
years, I used to know almost everyone
in the school," remarks senior Draga
Culic. "Now I look around and hardly
recognize any of the underclassmen."
Many seniors don't want much
to do with high school any more. They
have grown up and are ready to move
on in life. It's important to remember,
though, that no matter how small,
every person has thoughts and feelings.
The new swimming pool and natatorium
continued to emerge through the school year
between the junior and senior high schools.
In high school (and throughout
life) it becomes important to meet and
get to know as many people as possible.
In fact, it probably enriches the high
school experience and makes the school
a more unified place. Junior Jennifer
Bognar says, "I have a small circle of
close friends but I also talk to lots of
people whose personalities and activi-
ties differ from mine."
More importantly, it teaches
students how to meet and work with all
different types of people out in the
Students who only associate
with their small clique of friends don't
broaden their horizons or learn about
other types of people. Old habits are
hard to break, and this pattern carries
through to adulthood. This is a prob-
lem that can lead to ignorance and even
prejudice against people who are
different. The point is not to let people
just be faces in the hall, but to make
them your friends.
□ Arin Betchen
Bryan Butcher seems to have found the
secret recipe in Mrs. Damasius' Foods class.
Bryan is a member of the senior class.
Football's Adam Gholson and Scott Tucker
give a helping hand on a special evening to
the band's Joe and Rachelle Rhoades.
Chem classon Hat DayshowsKyle Winuner, Showing the Trojan spirit is varsity cheer-
Don Hugus, Alicia and Angela Castillo, Tim leader Shelby Smothers. A junior, Shelby is
Atkins, Steve Stasny and Jim Bailey at work. also a member of the track team.
A he lowly freshman must
chop the vines to clear his path to
his next class. He must fight with
other wild animals to make it to his
next class on time. He must wade
through riversofpapersand moun-
tains of books .
Renovation didn't help it,
but it never has been easy moving
through the halls of the high school
"During my first couple of
days of high school, seniors kept
telling me the wrong way to go,”
remembers senior Jason Rosing.
There are the slow moving
hordes of turtles that always seem
to be in front of you when you're in
a rush. There are also screaming
hyenas whose laughter rings
through the halls.
"Sometimes the halls were
so packed that I can't open my
locker," reports Angela Castillo-
Flores, a sophomore.
Another interesting ani-
mal of Highland is the flamingo.
This could be the brightly dressed
person sitting in Trig class, or the
person who just brightens a class
by making everybody laugh.
Speaking of trying to get to
class, there are the panthers. Those
seem to glide through the jam
packed hallways. They're always
on time and never run into ten
million people, unlike the rest of
the jungle creatures. Panthers are
admired by the turtles and tor-
The lions’ roars echo
everywhere. They think they can
communicate with someone in the
junior high if they're by the cafete-
ria. No such luck. Even their mighty
roar is lost among the din of every-
day jungle life.
Perhaps the most abun-
dantcreatures atHHS are the owls.
They sleep by day and hunt by night.
Too bad the school day is not set up
this way. They try to catch up with
their sleep during school day, but
habit isalmost impossible tochange.
There are many animals in
our Highland High School Jungle.
An innocent by stander might think
problems arise, but peace and har-
mony usually prevail!
□ Alice Zakrzacki
Jen Cunningham shows some sopho-
more class as she makes it through
the halls during renovation.
Right, Chris Hines and Stephanie
Quigg join Kristen Skaggs, Simo
Glumac and Jason Kasbaum.
It's A Jungle Out There
First she likes it but he doesn't, then he likes it and she doesn't, but then they both start
wondering, and after all is said and done, who ever liked it and why, in the first place?
The Male & Female Mind
piko can explain
tke difference f?
M arcia Brady represented women
around the world when she
proved to Greg that she could be a mem-
ber of the Wilderness Boys.
Marcia showed once again that
not only can girls do anything guys can
do, but that women are the dominant
"Female mind?!? 1 don't know
anthing about the female mind!" said
Root photographer. Bob Skelly.
Come on, guys. Do you think this
is an accident? Do you think that we want
you to know what we're thinking? The
female mind is much too complicated for
the mere man to comprehend.
Just stick to things you know:
flowers on Valentine's Day, jewelry for
her birthday, and never ever tell her she's
The differences between males
and females go far beyond biology. It's
the matter of falling into toilet seats late at
night because somebody forgot to put the
seat back down. How about all those
anniversaries you guys forgot until we
gave so many hints even a blind man
could see? And what's with this male
bonding thing? A bunch of guys circled
around the TV to see the Bears win the
World Series. . . big deal!
What we're asking for here is not
a miracle. Just the understanding that we
are in charge. Our liberation has been
held back long enough, and it's time things
were set straight.
Most guys have caught on to the
fact that whenever there is a fight, the
male in question is wrong. And not only
must he admit his stupidity, he must
apologize immediately. As with any
situation, flowers and pleading on one
knee are appropriate.
You see? We're willing to com-
promise. Just remember. . . it was Greg
who knocked the egg off the cone wi th his
car. Marcia was the better driver.
This is the way of the woman's
mind, and the sooner the men of the world
catch on to it, the better off we'll all be.
□ Erin Ring
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Senior Steve Sparks seems to be trying
to figure out the female mind from the
conversation of Angie Goodson, Cristy
Hood, and Jessica Stern. All seniors, they
agree there is still a lot to be learned from
each other about .
F irst of all, Marcia Brady was a
geek. Not to mention a fictional
character on a really bad TV. show.
Let's go back before Marcia Brady.
In the beginning God created
man. The man's name was Adam. He,
Adam, asked God for someone to share
his life with. God, granting Adam's wish
took a rib from him and made Eve — a
Since the beginning of time
women have come in second. And if it
wasn't for Adams' rib, women would
have never existed. A thank you from
women is not neccesary.
All through life men and women
have suffered together; and yet they have
enjoyed life together at the same time.
Ralph Kramden once said to
Alice, his wife," There wouldn't have
been an America if it wasn't for a man,
Alice replied, "There wouldn't
have been a Christopher Columbus if it
wasn't for his Mother." Then again, there
wouldn't have been a mother if there
wasn't a father.
The point of this jumbled
paragraph of words is that men and
women have been divided for centuries,
and whendivided, not much is
accomplished. Women and men together-
produce life and all the glorious things
that go along with it.
While in life, men and women
tend to have differences. No matter how
much anyone complains about the other
gender, nothing would take place on this
planet if it wasn't for the other.
There are endless examples of
how men and women have worked
together for the betterment of mankind.
The problem, like most problems
in life, is caused by a lack of understanding.
The genders understand that each are
He says . . .
She Says . . .
Girl: A bunch of guys rolling around in
Guy: Greatest game on earth
Guy: Punishment given from your
If I were seasoning I would be
Girl: Candlelight dinner and a walk on the
Guy: McD's and a Bull's game
Guy Sports Illustrated (swimsuit issue)
Girl: A dress and heels
Guy: A clean sweatshirt
Girl: Marshall Field's
Girl: Two years
Guy: Two months
Girl: Kevin Costner
Guy: Cindy Crawford
Girl: "I'm fat"
Guy: "My girlfriend is fat"
How do you know when you're in love ?
Girl: Butterflies in the stomach
His/Her own body
Girl: My legs are fat, my hips are wide
Guy: It's all muscle
Guy: Whopper, large fries
different; we just don't understand why
we are different.
Until we do understand,
remember, behind every great man there
is a great women, and behind every great
women there is a great man.
[ n the customary style of
David Letterman, we present:
Highland's Top Tens for ’92-’93.
Every year we gather the
best and the worst of our time.
Although what is here now may
be gone tomorrow, we can at
least say we lived through it.
To those that did not earn
a place this year — You can al-
ways go BACK TO THE DRAW-
8. Blue Bird Park
6. Ambrosia Gardens
2. Top Notch
10. Unshaven legs
9. Buddies tagging
8. Tennis shoes with
7. Downer personality
6. Being undecisive
5. Too much cologne/
4. Too much make-up
3. Bad Breath
2. Being late
1. Cheap date
10. Tripping on the carpet
9. Seniors suffering from
8. Finding a bathroom
7. Dodging spare change
in the new gym
6. Braving the elements
(walking a mile) to get
to your car
5. Walking through the
4. Luggage replacing
3. Seeing our breath in
2. Daily fear of stampedes
1. Noise? What noise?
The different tastes of HHS stu-
dents such as Bridgette Norris,
Susan Sprainis, Nicole Shiperek,
Monica Dyson, and Gina Polsin-
nelli, make our Top Ten list.
8. Buck Skins
7. Sandals (2-Strap)
6. Suede Boots
4. Mock Boots
3. Eastland Booties
9. Loose cuffs
7. v-neck sweaters
6. Tight body suits
5. Girbaud & Cross
4. Stretch pants &
1. Denim shirts
Above, one of the many hard hat workers
checks hisguidelines before pouring more
cement for the new swimming pool area.
The pool is still under construction.
Right, a bird's eye view of the math classes
shows the temporary classroom set up in
the auxiliary gym area, where learning
continued in spite of the hardships.
Two views of the new connecting hall
between the junior and seniorhigh schools
are shown above. This hall goes in front of
the new swimming pool area.
From Construction Chaos
A new school begins to grow
W hen officals began telling us
about the changes that
would take place during reno-
vation, nothing could prepare us for
what we were about to see, when we
walked into the high school the first
day of school.
It first began when we pulled
up to "A" parking lot and we saw all
the parking spaces in the front row
reserved for the construction workers.
We also saw those cool looking camp-
ing trailers in the parking lot, with the
sign that said, "Construction Office".
As we walked inside not too
many things looked different, but for
those who had business classes, they
got a glimpse of what the new school
school would look like. The Business
Wing was furnished with blue carpet
and maroon lockers. The walls were
painted cream with little brick red and
deep blue paint speckles. The class-
rooms were remodeled with new of-
Those who had math classes
were in for a bigger surprise. Math
classes were held in the newly devel-
oped auxiliary gym, with partitions
that made temporary classrooms. This
presented a problem of no ceilings and
doors, and it took time to adjust.
The ;renovation project con-
tinued through the year under the di-
rector of Dr. Kosmas Kayes, the School
Town Construction Manager. He was
assisted by Mr. Fritz Wesemeyer of the
architectural firm of Odle, Shook, and
McGuire. These two men made sure all
aspects of the work continued on time,
from demolishing the old parts of the
high school, to continuing work on the
new natatorium and swimming pool
Work continued on an even
stronger pace once Christmas Break
was over. Thenthe whole area north
of the auditorium was emptied for
work. All the English, science, and
social studies classes, along with all
the offices were moved.
The first day back from
Christmas Break was a day to remem-
ber. Once again it started with the
parking lot. This time all the students
had to park in the dreaded "C" park-
ing lot. Then once we got into the
school, we saw the major changes that
all the teachers talked about before.
The first noticeable change
was the newly built hall way by the
new gym and the Industrial Arts hall-
way. This new hall way, which re-
sembled an airport terminal, led to
the remodeled junior high. This be-
came the one link to the junior high
school, where many classes were
temporarily held, and where the high
school office was temporarily housed.
Once in the junior high, we saw a lot
more blue carpert and maroon lock-
ers. Also, the students who were
moved out of their old lockers were
assigned new ones in the junior high.
Science classes were moved
into their permanent homes. Also,
the Foreign Language Department
was moved to its new classrooms.
English classes were moved to tem-
porary classrooms in a hallway which
is considered part of the junior high.
Todistinguish the differences between
the high school and the junior high,
mauvecarpetwasplaced in thejunior
high hallways, instead of blue.Social
studies classes were temporarily
moved into the new gym.
All in all, it proved to be a
very interesting year. We weathered
the hard times, and began to realize
that when you are trying to make
something better, it is often necessary
to upset things just a little by going
Back to the Drawing Board.
□ Ann Marie Pagan
Groundbreaking for the renovation
featured school board members, school
officials, and members of the Highland
Building Corporation and the architects.
Pictured: James Jelliffe, Cindy Arnold, Jon
DeGuilio, Fritz Wesemeyer, Dr. Philip
Cartwright, Rhett Tauber, Lawrence
Vassar, Jim Walters, Burton Masepohl,
Dr. Renner Vending, Harry Ranney, Dr.
Kosmas Kayes, and Dr. Dennis Shawver.
Bill Clinton pushes
Koresh Standoff Ends reforms forward
In Roaring Conflagration
Dips Through Florida
Two Found Guilty
In L.A. Police Trial
Save The Planet Forum
Stresses Global Awareness
Lady Di Split
This was one of the
most news-eventful years in
From natural disas-
ters to totally unnatural
events in Waco, the nation
reacted to the World Trade
Center bombing, the Royal
Family on the rocks, and the
new era of President Bill
Clinton and his reforms.
By Edward Klapak
tarving nations, wars , and other
devastating events topped the head-
lines of the world over the past year.
The nation of Somalia recieved
some help from the United States as
armed forces were sent to protect and
distribute food and medical supplies to
a starving 1.5 million people. Somalia
does not have a set government and
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protect the people. Most of the food
supplies sent to Somalia in the past
were stolen and not given to the
starving people. The was changed when
the U.S. Marines arrived in Somalia.
Eastern Europe continued to
bum after most of the former commu-
nist nations began to fight to define new
nations and territories.
The United Nations slapped
sanctions onto Yugoslavia in hopes that
the nation would end its bloodshed.
In Bosnia -Herzegonig, Crotia,
and Solvenia, 13,000 peacekeeping
troops were sent by the U.N. to end this
ethinic violence. The United Sates tried
to stay out of the wars, but did airlift
food and medical supplies to Bosnia. In
spite of some missed targets, much
good did get through.
Enviromentalists across the
world gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the
U.N. Earth Summit. The United States
joined 177 other nations at the event.
However, President Bush did not sign
the Species Protection Act created at the
Earth Summit; nor did he back strict
control on pollutants.
South African whites appo-
roved a refemdum to share power with
Saddam Hussien again refused
to comply with U.N. sanctions and the
United States led a coalition against
Iraq. The bombings lasted one night.
Giving into political pressure
due to his country's economic woes ,
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mu-
Russian President Boris Yelstin
struggled to keep his job as the nation
looks for economic recovery. President
Yelstin had to hold together what is left
of the former Soviet Union. The nation
economy is almost non - existant as it
tries to move away from Communism.
At least under Communism, most say
they had food and some sense of secu-
rity. President Yelstin and Russia look to
the United States for food and other
means of help. President Yelstin met in
with President Clinton on their first
It was an horrendous year for
the British Royal Family. Prince Charles
and Princess Dianna finally seperated.
The marrige of Prince Andrew and
Sarah Ferguson awaits seperation. As if
the break-ups were not enough, a
devastating fire destroyed Winsdor
Castle's St. George's Hall.
Back at home, the United States
had its share of unstable events.
Six were killed and thousands
were injured as a bomb exploded in the
garage of the World Trade Center's
Twin Towers in New York City. Differ-
ent terrorists groups throughout the
world were thought to have done this.
Security in airports and other major
buildings in America tightened. Sus-
pects were arrested and questioned.
Hurricane Andrew and Lichi
ripped through the South east and
Hawaii killing 37 and leaving over
300,000 homeless. Hurricane Andrew
was the most destructive in U.S. his-
In Los Angeles, four officers
accused of assaulting Rodney King were
aquited. When the decision was an-
nounced riots broke out across the city.
Innocent by-standers were clubbed and
beaten in the streets. Parts of the city
was on fire and torn down by the
rioters. Over 600 buildings were burned
and 58 people died during the horrify-
ing five days of riots.
A year after the riots the four
officers went on trial again and two of
them were found guilty. There were not
any riots that took place but most of the
community still was not very happy.
It seemed that the stand off in
Waco would never end, nor end the
way it did. A religious cult headed by
David Koresh locked themselves in a
bunker until he would recieve word
from God that it was alright to come out.
There were women and children in the
building with Koresh. At the beginning
of the stand off ATF agents tried to get
Koresh out, but the ambush failed and
four ATF agents died. Koresh claimed to
be the son of God and was waiting until
he recieved word from God to leave the
Waco compound. Sadly the siege ended
on the 51st day with a violent fire killing
all inside. Most agree who started the
fire will never be proven.
Election '92 no doubt was the
highlight of the headlines across the
"Don't stop thinking about
tommorow" , candidate Bill Clinton
told America as he made promises for a
better future. These promises turned
into enough votes to defeat President
George Bush and Texas business man
Ross Perot. With Bush's loss came the
end of a 12 year Republican reign of the
In President Clinton's first 100
days in office he took on the world's
problems, addressing everything from
allowing gays in the military at home to
aid for Russia and dealing with Serbia
The world's problems are crip-
pling some of the world's people. Now,
the worlds people need to work to
cripple the world's problems.
Arrests made quickly after
World Trade Center Bombing;
These original photos by Ed Klapak and
Phil Plisky, Class of '93, detail Bill Clin-
ton's rise to the presidency through a
Chicago rally, opposite page, through
the legacy of President john F. Ken-
nedy, and to the nation's capitol, where
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^ World— Election
Democrats gain White House
over concern for national debt
Bill Clinton sweeps into power
as nation votes for change
A s the primaries came to a close last
spring, it was clear Bill Clinton
and President George Bush would receive
their partie's nominations. Yet H. Ross
Perot also entered the race — twice.
At the Democratic convention the
crowd was optimistic. Bill Clinton had
chosen A1 Gore as his running mate. Hence
the Democrats' new generation with one
simple idea — change.
President Bush elected to stay
with his already controversial vice presi-
dent, Dan Quayle, but the untra-conser-
vatives were not pleased with Bush.
One of the few highlights for the
Republicans was the return of the Gipper,
Ronald Reagan. He moved the conven-
tion with his closing statements, "May
every day be a great new beginning for
America and every evening bring us closer
to that shining city upon a hill." That
ended the Reagan Era.
Clinton and Gore took bus trips
around the United States, and met many
crowds of people. The candidates urged
what most of American wanted to hear —
change. The two candidates brought a
feeling to the campaign which voters
liked. America referred to the two as Bill
and Al, just two candidates traveling on a
bus talking change.
The election was in full swing,
and in October he was back. Texas busi-
ness man Ross Perot came back into the
race, saying his volunteers wanted this.
As the polls tightened near elec-
tion day, the candidates went on a flurry
of campaign stops. Clinton was talking
change; Bush was talking negative at
one point he called Clinton and Gore "a
couple of bozos", and Perot was just talk-
ing, and talking and talking.
On Nov. 3, 1992 the American
people did the talking. People voted in
historical proportions, over 55%.
Indiana was the first state to de-
clare its 12 electoral votes for President
Bush. He would only see 156 more for the
rest of the night. Governor Bill Clinton
and Al Gore received 43%, Bush 38%, and
Perot 19% of the vote. Clinton found out
just how much change America wanted.
Bush dealt with the end of the 1 2 year Re-
publican reign, and the voters showed
Ross Perot it just wasn't that simple.
President Elect Clinton called for
a sense of community. Bush conceded
and there was already a sense of transi-
Change also swept Congress as
many new faces were voted in. The year
of the women came to a pinnacle as five
new women, led by a history -making first
Afro-American woman, Carol Moseley
Braun, were voted into the Senate.
At 1 1 :58 on Jan. 20, William Jef-
ferson Clinton became the 42nd Presi-
dent of the United States. He spoke of the
economy and the problems overseas. He
also told the American people to prepare
for sacrifice. "There is nothing wrong with
America that cannot be corrected by
what is right with America." He spoke of
his generation and answered much of
John F. Kennedy’s speech of 1961, saying,
"This is our time. Let us embrace it."
After the partiesand hoopla were
over, it was time to work. Hillary Rodham
Clinton headed a task force to accom-
plish her husband's biggest campaign
promise, better health care. She began
with an office in the West wing near her
husband, and immediately took anactive
role in White House government.
In his State of the Union address,
Clinton asked that the blaming stop and
America do its part to bring down the
huge national debt. Will Clinton's plan
work? Will there be an American re-
newal? Only time will tell.
□ Ed Klapak
Classes & Clubs
To Bio &
C lasses, clubs, and other
kept the mind and body busy
throughout the school year.
Thinking of school as a job,
students constantly met deadlines,
strove for promotions, and worked
with others to get the job done. As
employee, the number one job was
making the grades to graduate.
First the required classes of
P.E. and Speech were taken. After
the mandatory classes were out of
the way, electives were available.
That's where the learning actually
Those interested in art
became members of Art Honor
Society. Remember those who aced
Speech class? They became part of
the very successful Speech and
These are just a few examples
of the classes and clubs offered this
year, but they don't end there. There
was much work required outside of
school for these activities. Key Club
and Student Council provided many
services for the community as well as
the student body. Majorettes and
the Marching Trojan Pride continued
to entertain and compete all year
round, as well as all around the
□ Julie Gray
High school students helping junior high
schoolers get a good start in attitude is part
of Snowflake's magic.
National Honor Society
Continues Highland tradition
T hisyear'sNational HonorSociety
made the committment to serve
Highland High School, and by the results
at the year's end, they did just that.
Under the new sponsorship of
Mrs. Jean Erhart, the National Honor
Society continued its practice of offering
tutoring to students during peak test times.
Many students benefited from the help of
National Honor Society students who took
the time to be in the library, offering help
and assistance for everything from math
problems and concepts to practice in for-
eign languages, science, and English.
Another project of the National
Honor Society involved remembering
those in the area who need help. Collect-
ing food before Thanksgiving, and again
collecting toys for area needy youngsters
during the Christmas season were two
projects which saw National Honor in-
In its Spring induction ceremony
held in April, National Honor society
president Mike Orlich led the group’s
officers in receiving one new senior and
many new juniors into the school's pre-
mier honor group.
With School Board members. Dr.
Philip Cartwright and Dr. Dennis Shaw ver
Mike Orlich leads
present, honor society members detailed
the requisites and character traits neces-
sary for membership, then received the
The ceremony was impressive,
and so were the students involved.
Leading the National Honor Society this year
were Jason Wynkoopl, Tom Czysczon,
Jennifer Sons, and president Mike Orlich.
Right, induction ceremonies brought new
members into the Highland High School
Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Key Club practices
B elonging to Key Club means be-
longing to a group which believes
Highland people can make a dif-
ference in other Highland people's lives.
Under the dynamic leadership of
sponsor Mrs. Joan Ray, this year's Key
Club worked to make a real difference.
With several drives to assist needy area
people — including a shoe drive to help
the homeless and needy — and other ac-
tivities, Key Club members did make a
Lunches at the Highland Kiwanis
also gave Key Club members opportunity
to meet business and civic leaders. There
they shared their work with community
adults who encouraged their future in-
volvement in Highland. Most members
agree this has been a learning experience.
Key Club featured Suzanne DeMaris,
Michelle Castillo-Flores, Kim Kallen, Draga
Culic, like Limoncu, and Mrs. Joan Ray.
Mike Deleget served as
president this year,
overseeing its many
Far right, the Student
Council float features
Val Rieckoff, Amber
Kay, Janice Black and
Below, Vice President
Julie Grey and
President Mike Deleget
add their spirit to the
Student Council marks
year with projects
Oodles & Oodles of Noodles!
T hinking back on all of the many
successful things Student Council
accomplished this year was over-
The Third Annual Charity All You
Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner proved once
again to be one of Council's biggest suc-
cesses. People were lined up in the halls
just waiting to get in, and council members
worked hard to cook, serveand clean many
sittings of customers. The benefit helped a
needy Highland student's medical bills.
The old saying "three times a
charm" summed up the Spaghetti Dinner
quite nicely. The high school cafeteria was
crammed with pasta lovers from around
These locals filled their tummies
with noodles bread, salad, meat or meatless
sauce, milk, pop, or coffee, and more and
more desserts! However, the profits made
were the biggest treat.
Food Chairperson Phrosini Samis
remarked, "It was a great feeling to know
that Student Council could work together
and produce such a huge success for such
a worthy cause."
Local stores and restaurants do-
nated certificates and food which, as al-
ways, was greatly appreciated.
This year also saw more dedica-
tion from Counc il Sponsor Ms. Debra
Pullins. Once again her leadership proved
a great asset to the group.
This year's Council President Mike
Deleget also assumed his leadership role
□ Julie Gray
Council Sponsor Ms. Debra Pullins discusses
a project with council member Linda
Above, Mike Deleget runs anothermeeting of
the Highland High School Student Council as
another planning session is underway.
Members of the 1993
Snowflake Staff take
time for a group
photo during their
weekend at Warren
Senior teen director
Jessica Stern takes
time to pose with
during a break in the
Teen Directors Mar-
garet Veslocki and
Karen Gaskey ad-
dress the Snowflake
group. They led
HHS students help
junior high decisions
"This one will be hard to beat!"
T his year's Snowflake group went
in a entirely new direction. Since
this program started it was known
only for the weekend activities. Snow-
flake was put on for the Junior High stu-
dents, but this year Snowflake members
were responsible for a whole lot more!
The Snowflake group helped the
school participate in Red Ribbon Week
decorating halls, passing out contracts,
andhelping pass out red ribbons for drug
awareness. Snowflakers also sold shirts to
students and staff which proclaimed,
"Make the world a better place with a
drug-free human race".
Also, Snowflake helped make sure
the student body was aware of the dan-
gersofdrinkinganddrivingafter the prom.
Snowflake was also responsible
for one of the most successful Snowflake
weekends ever. This year's event took
place January 29-30. The staff consisted of
40 high school staff members, led by sen-
ior teen directors Margret Veslocki, Jes-
sica Stern, and junior teen director Karen
Gaskey. Close to 100 junior high partici-
There were many changes in the style
of Snowflake this year. First of all, it
changed locations. Instead of having it at
the Junior High, it was at Warren School.
Second, Snowflake took on a theme, based
on the Dr. Seuss book Oh, the Places You'll
The book advises that everyone
follow his and her dream, no matter what
obstacles might come. It says that with
effort, patience, and making the RIGHT
choices in life, one will succeed. All of
these ideals are stressed at Snowflake.
Karen Gaskey will be teen direc-
tor for next year's Snowflake. Two others
will be chosen next year to assist her.
Margret Veslocki feels, " This Snowflake
will be hard to beat, but I think Karen will
do well next year."
Snowflake and Guidance Coordi-
nater Mrs. Corally McCann comments,
"The 1993 Snowflake was the best so far in
Highland. The participants were respon-
sive, and the staff was excellent!"
□ Jessica Stern
Above, Janice Black and other high school
and junior high students join in an activity
during the Snowflake weekend.
Above, Snowflake staff director Dave Brown
uses the board to illustrate some major
interests in teen's lives.
Student, Staff leaders
show positive witness
eaders. What can be said about
For the many people who lead
students in HHS, a lot can be said about
them. The people to whom we refer as
leaders are not only class or club officers,
but they are the everyday students and
staff members who make a difference in
These students participate in
many school functions and activites.
One example of students who
work to make a difference are the mem-
bers of Student Council. Students in
council represent the entire student
This year's council was well-led
by President Mike Deleget and vice presi-
dent Julie Gray. "Julie,is an outstanding
leader in her own right. She's always
involved in something. And she puts all
her energy and enthusiasm into what-
ever she's doing," states senior Avarie
Class officers are very influen-
tial leaders. They are influential in lead-
ing their class to get involved in school
activities and growing closer together.
This is true for the Class of '93.
President Mike Jasaitis and vice presi-
dent Joanie Kruger both have led the
senior class for the last three years. "They
both have helped pull the class together,
and have brought about school spirit",
states senior Ed Klapak.
Ed Klapak is also a true leader.
He is the editor of the Link, and has
worked hard this year to make the news-
paper interesting and enjoyable to read.
He is also involved in many key action
groups in the school, and has the respect
Katie Schmidt's mom, Mrs. Corally McCann
and Mrs. Rose Ceperich helped lead students
in activities at a Snowflake this year.
of staff and students alike.
From club officers and team
leaders to those who simply make classes
more interesting and who take the lead
in helping others determine attitude and
responses to life. Highland has many
student leaders who have already learned
they can make a difference in the world.
These students have shown that
through hard work and determination
things can get accomplished, and they
can get heard. If they are the future lead-
ers of tomorrow, omorrow looks brighter
□ Ann Marie Pagan
Tracy Kasbaum leads teammates by example;
Mary Callaway and Margaret Veslocki lead
by their actions at a Snowflake.
Brian Labus and Mike Orlich were national
Merit Finalists, leading the strong academic
skills found in many Highland students.
One on one leadership finds Amy Evilsizor
helping Jill Boguz work through a problem
in Chemistry I.
Testing the phone in Senator Lugar's office,
senior Jason Wynkoop experiences what
leadership on a national level involves.
Link Editor Ed Klapak was honored by the
School Board for leadership in guiding
positive citizenship among HHS students.
Above, the Theatre Company sshows
is spirit in the Homecoming Parsde.
Aud Staff: Row 1: M. Tucker, J. Hayes,M.
Miller, T. Lewis, B. Hayward, M.
Simpson, A. Panicuci, Maureen
Hughes, J. DeVries, T.Latko. Row 2: D.
Grove, L. Berones, K. Easto, D. Karin,].
Kaminski, K. Tyler, L. Abraham, K.
Gaskey, N. Moore, K. Haake, Roe 3: J.
Hassel, M. Albrecht, S. Fanning, M.
Wilson, S. Stinnet, El Pischner, A.
Pischner, B. Bobo, D. Blair, J. Stivany,
S. Courtwright, M. McManus, B.
HTC.Row 1:M. Tucker, A. Panicicui,R.
Nortman. Row 2: M. Grubbs, J. Hayes,
M. Miller, M. Deleget, M. McManus,
K. Easto, B. Hayward, M. Simpson, M.
Hughes, J. DeVries, J. DeVries, K.
Horyak, T. Latko, M. Billadue Row 3:
K. Gavrestson, L. Berrons, C. Maloney,
K. Blahnik,T. Lewis, J. Poe, D. Karin, J.
Kaminski, K. Peterson, K. Taylor, C.
Warner, L. Abraham, K. Gaskey, N.
Moore, S. Courtright, K. Haake. Row 4:
J. Hassel, D. Grove, C. Wilson, E.
Wynkop, M. Albrecht, S. Fanning, S.
Stinnet, A. Pischaer, E. Pischner, B.
Bobo, S. Verway, D. Blair, J.
Fledderjohan, K. Allen, J. Stiffani, B.
Anne of Green Gables: Row 1: M. Bowen,
S. Hull, M. Wilson, K. Balhnik, C.
Warner, J. Poe, K. Garretson, L.
Loscalzo, M. Tucker, L. Popplewell, M.
Trudeau. Row2:M. Simpson, K.Hester,
A. Pirosko,M. Hughes, J. Fledderjohan,
K. Hall, D. Blair, S. Palmer. Row 3: K.
Easto, S. Dudash, M. McManus, B.
Hayward, K. Schmidt, T. Latko, T.
Lewis, J. Hasssel, L. Abraham, K.
Gaskey, A. Panicuici, R. Summers, R.
Nortman, J. Devries.
■r. if -
highlight HTC, Aud year
Marty Grubbs takes the reins
he lights came up on Highland
Theatre Company's tenth season
to reveal many changes.
To begin , this was Mr. Marty
Grubbs' premiere season as director. A
graduate of Ball State, Grubbs is an accom-
plished actor who has appeared in several
shows in this area. By bringing his talents
to HTC, he has enhanced the final prod-
ucts of the company. He took over the
reigns of the HTC from Larry Brechner,
who moved on to manage the threatre at
the Performing Arts Center.
The season kicked off with the fall
musical The Wizard ofOz, in which Jessica
Stem starred as Dorothy. She was assisted
by Dave Blair, Mike Deleget, and Craig
Maloney, who respectively played the
Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the
Anne of Green Gables was this year's
winter play. Michelle Tucker starred as
orphan "Anne Shirley," and her love/ hate
interest, "Gilbert Blythe," was portrayed
by Scott Palmer. Lauren Loscalzo made
her theatrical debut as "Anne's bosom
friend Diana Barry."
HTC wrapped up the year with
the satirical musical Bye Bye Birdie. The
cast was led by Mary Callaway as sassy
"Rose Alvarez," and Mike Deleget as
"Rose's" boyfriend /boss "Albert Peter-
There were many new faces in the
chorus and casts of this year's produc-
tions, but as the year went on, the 1992 93
season son grew to be one of Highland
Theatre Company's finest yet. The house
crew also served on many Monbeck Audi-
torium occasions. These included the ele-
mentary school spell bowl, many outside
contracted events, and the Gang Resis-
tance meeting in April.
□ Katie Schmidt
Tim Latko served as one of the ligting directors
for most of the auditorium events this year.
Lighting often made the difference.
HTC officers Michelle Tucker, Alicia
Panicucci, and Randy Nortman led the
activities for this year's productions.
Jennie Poe, Kevin peterson and a lot of other
munchkins dance to the song, "The Wicked
Witch is Dead" in the Wizard of Oz. Dancing
added much to both the musicals which were
presented this year.
stars in last lead
Anne of Green Gables
Record crowds attend winter show
o nee again. Highland Theatre
Company has proven their reputation as
one of the finest companies in the area is
This year's winter play, Anne of
Green Gables, was a fine example which
proved that a show doesn't have to be a
musical in order to appeal to the public.
The crowds attending the four perform-
ances set attendance records for a winter
Michelle Tucker led the cast in
the lead role of Anne Shirley. Lauren
Loscalzo made her theatrical debut as
Anne's best friend Diana Barry.
Other cast members included
Scott Palmer asGilbert Blythe, Kele Hester
as Rachel Lynde, and Lori Poppelwell
and Matt Trudeau as siblings Marilla and
Matthew Cuthbert. A great supporting
cast was led by Joy Fledderjohann, Sarah
Hull, Randy Nortman, and Melanie
The story unfolds in Canada in
the early 1900's, when orphan Anne
Shirley arrives in Avonlea to live with the
Cuthberts, who had sent for a boy. They
eventually decide to keep her, and the
story goes on to tell of her growing up and
maturing into a young lady.
Along the way, however, Anne
gets into her share of trouble, from telling
off a busy body neighbor to hitting her
archenemy, Gilbert Blythe, over the head
with a slate. But, in the end, Anne and
Gilbert succumb to their true feelings and
fall in love.
"This was the first show I had ever
seen at Highland, and because it was so
good, I plan to see more," says sophomore
Alicia Castillo Flores.
Alicia's opinion was shared by all
who came to see the play, which was the
second shining jewel in the crown of the
1992-93 season. The play closed in Febru-
□ Katie Schmidt
The school children squabble before classes Below, Michelle Tucker as Anne getsadvice
begin early in the play. Randy Nortman from Angie Pirosko,whoplaysAuntJosephine
torments Melanie Wilson and Sarah Hull. Barry. This scene helps build Anne's role.
Left, Michelle Tucker shows off herbibilical
knowledge to Sunday School teacher Katie
Schmidt as others look on.
Below, the tea party features the school girls
gossiping, while also below Michelleand Scott
Joy Fledderjohann as Mrs. Barry scolds Anne
for getting Diana drunk. Lauren Loscalzo
appeared as Diana in her first lead role.
Anne of Green Gables
Jen Rinas and Dan Zemaitis work hard to
keep the sound pure and the beat pulsing
during a typical band class.
Below, the band comes to one of its routines
before the judges. This year's band won
numerous first place and champion awards.
Band members Chris Moore, Jeff Yatsko,
Mike Peterson, and Randy Swinford show
spirit and enjoy a home football game.
mark incredible season
Drums solo on "The Ultimate War"
T he 1992 93 season for the March
ing Trojan Pride was a perfect
example of what happens when you
dedicate five months to perfecting a ten
This year's show carried the
theme of the motion picture "Hook" which
included the drum solo "The Ultimate
War," a battle scene from the movie.
U nder the direction of Mr. Steven
Scherer, the band enjoyed one of the most
successful seasons in recent memory. By
the time they reached the end of the sea-
Above, Majorettes perform "Sleigh Ride" at
Orlando's Disney World. Senior band
members pause along the road.
son, the marching unit had racked up nu-
merous trophies including first place
scores at the Highland Invitational; first
place, best percussion and color guard at
the Chesterton Invitational; second place
at the Penn Invitational; second placeand
best general effect at the Lafayette Jeffer-
son Invitational; Grand Champion, first in
parade and field, and best percussion at
the Metamora Parade and Field Contest,
the largest of its kind in the state of Illinois;
and Grand Champion, first in parade and
field, best winds, best percussion, and
best drum majors at Olympia .
Over the season, the band received
their highest score since the 1986 season.
Craig Maloney, the junior Drum Major,
says band members "... sacrifice their
individuality and amalgamate themselves
into a cohesive unit."
Drum Major Lori Popplewell
states, "Hook could not have been accom-
plished without everyone’sl 00%."
The Marching Trojan Pride
capped off their season by performing at
□ Mike Peterson
Above, Band Director Steven Scherer shows
the intensity it takes to develop the talent
which brought home so many awards.
Lhis year's orchestra was a prime
example of talent, effort, and team work
which was evident throughout the whole
year. Orchestra is a co-curricular class.
The orchestra takes on many re-
sponsibilties throughout the year. Some
of these include open house, spring and
winter concerts, I.S.S.M.A., and String
I.S.S.M.A. is a local contest in
which students compete against them-
selves and are judged. Those who are
judged the highest go on to compete at the
state level. All the students involved with
the competion practice for weeks in order
to prepare for the big event.
String Spotlight Light night is
another special event at which the or-
This was a
chestra participates. Students perform in
an ensemble or solo.
This year's orchestra was headed
by Director Karen Shaffer, President Ryan
Summers, and Vice President Jennifer
Granger. President Ryan Summers had
this to say about the orchestra, "It's been
my privilege to be part of the most tal-
ented orchestra Highland has yet seen;
rivaled only by next year's orchestra."
It is very easy to see that the
Highland Orchestra was very pleased
with their hard work and performances.
□ Karen Vander Wall
Above, senior Rene Maglish takes "notes"
from HHS Orchestra Director Ms. Karen
Schaefer on her cello during class.
result of dedication
excels all year
"We really felt we improved!"
Karen Frederick shows a lighter side than
pictured below by practicing with a smile.
She is a freshman this year.
Junior Jason Tratta reads the music while
waiting for his que to join in with the rest of
the orchestra musicians.
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Charles "Choo - Choo" Mikuly puts on a
smile with bow and fiddle in hand. Charles
has been playing for years!
Sophomore Ann Scofield gets down to basics
with her bass. Bow technique amd precision
fingering make the best sound.
Marching at Disney World
ftD oint your toes, straighten that
1 leg, lift your head."
The Majorette color guard added
visual effects by twirling colorful flags
and by dancing to the band’s music. Dur-
ing the winter they grabbed their pom
pons for some halftime action to upbeat
songs. Captains Dawn Sullivan, Jen
Granger and Michelle Elo taught the squad
once a week.
The group attended the Univer-
sal Dance Association Camp at Purdue
University Lafayette, where they won the
honorable spirit stick. The majorettesalso
competed in the Midwest Winter Guard
contest; there they received high marks.
This year's squad held the 2nd
Annual Elementary Pom Pon camp.
Thesquard traveled with the band
to the Magic Kingdom. There they were
in a parade in Disney World and received Michelle Elo was one of the Majorette
the Best Color Guard caption. captains this year, leading the squad from
□ Amy Finn, Sarah Courtright Hi S hland to The Kingdom in Florida.
Above, Sarah Courtwright,Lyndsey Soto, Joy
McDonald, Captain Hook, Helen Tzenataktos
and Misty Rhodes enjoy Disney World.
apolis, while Joy McDonald and Kim
Easto won honors for their solos at the
state level of ISSMA competition.
This year's big fundraiser was
held at the spring concert, "Puttin' On The
Ritz". The fundraiser included a fashion
show with the latest styles from nearby
apparel stores. It was a also a chance to
show off the choir's style.
Members of the choir and other
vocal music students also participate regu-
larly in the Highland Theatre Company
musicals. This year these included the
Wizard of Oz in the fall, and the spring
musical, ByeByeBirdie.. With trained voices
from the choir performing on all the vari-
ous songs of these shows, audiences were
guaranteed top quality music not only
from the show solo stars, but from all
levels of the choruses as well.
Mr. Craig Dietz is the head of the
vocal music classes, and he is assisted by
students who not only support the pro-
gram, but assist in direction and motiva-
tion of other students as well.
This year the music definitely did
flow from the vocal music department.
The Majorettes step off down Highway
Avenue at the beginning of this year's
Highland High Homecoming Parade.
Above, Larry White and Matt Trudeau work
up some harmonies in Choir. They meet
every day in regular class session.
ome people sing in the shower,
and some people sing in High-
land High School's Varsity Choir. These
students sing a lot more than "Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star".
Members of the Highland vocal
groups took their music very seriously,
and their hard work paid off!
The choir worked long hours to
perfect each concert performance. The
year's highlights included participation in
a large Choral Festival at Merrillville High
School, membership for some in the All-
State Choir, and competitionand ranking
for students in the ISSMA.
Mike Deleget, Jennie Poe, and
Caroline Ruhs sang at All-State in Indian-
Mr. Craig Dietz is the vocal music teacher. He
is also active in helping prepare the chorus
for the school musicals, such as the Wizard of
Oz and Bye Bye Birdie.
Above, Kelly Blahnik, Laura Berrones, and
Nancy Colias harmonize tosome sweetmusic
during class. Their talents added to the groups
success during the school year.
to All-State Concert
Always in perfect harmony!
Many feel it is an honor to be in the Mentor
Program! Only the top fifteen percent of the senior
class can take part in this special class.
This mentor class is sponsored by Mrs. Joan
Ray and Mr. Herb Schmidt. It allows students to
leave school sixth hour and go to various places
where they can observe first-hand what various ca-
reers and skills are like.
Some of the careers students investigated
this year included community business, professinal
medical and scientific careers, and other job possibili-
"Being in mentor is a great opportunity to go
out into the real world and see what a career is reallyu
like. There is no substitute for hands on experience,”
says senior Joanie Kruger.
The program helps the students to meet
others in the career field of their choice.
Mentoring: Craig Smith with Jeff Butera at Griffith
Aviation, Angie East at St. Margarets, Jennifer Luketic
and Melissa Oliver at Care Pharemaceutical, and left,
Stephanie Quigg with Rebecca Hines at Johnston School.
Speech officers thisyearare : Scott Palmer, Amy Pieszchala,
Ryan Summers and Jason Wynkoop.
This year was successful for the Speech &
Debate team led by Mr. Bill Martin, Mr. Randall
Lemon, and assistant coach Ms. Brenda Larson.
Competing with power-houses such as national
champion Chesterton and state-winning Munster,
Highland's much smaller team faired well. The team
took forth place at regionals in which only three
members competed .
Senior Jason Wynkoop, qualified for the state
finals in Congress inspite of the fact that it was his first
year on the team. Another was sophomore Kristen
Brown, who recieved honors in Radio Broadcasting.
Veterans made up the team's backbone. Ryan
Summers qualified for both the Debate and Speech
finals. Ryan competed in the Lincoln Douglas De-
bates and Impromptu. The brightest highlight was
senior Scott Palmer. He won first places at the infa-
mous Kankakee Valley meet. Scott won Districts and
qualified for Nationals in Dramatic Interperation.
Speech Team: Row 1: C. Slager, K. Brown, A. Pieszchala,
K. Trembecki, C. Jemko, N. Garcia. Row 2: Ms. Brenda
Larsen, Mr. Randall Lemon,S. Palmer, R. Summers, , J.
Slager, J. Wynkoop, J. Burosh, Mr. Bill Martin.
Speech & Debate
Mentor students learn;
Speech & Debate wins
Mentor provides experience Palmer to nationals
in The Art
myself . It
helps give the
at what is
H igh school is the point in life that
stimulates mental growth. Al-
though students learn this in the form of
writing, some others choose to express
this in art form. Highland offers many art
These include arts and crafts ba-
sic and advanced classes. Mr. Dowdy
explains that there are a series of projects
using mixed media to express ideas in-
volving two demensional and three di-
Other types of art classes include
basic art and advanced art. These classes
focus on two-dimensional concepts.
Drawing, painting, and print making are
the main focuses.
Art teacher Mrs. Sally Fitch ex-
plains, "All the art taught is career ori-
ented . Commercial art is a great field and
is very important to every business."
□ Avarie Wallner
Art classes prep
for new facilities
them a lot!
Art Honor holds
Artists On Court
The made their own cards
ne of the highlights of any art
students career at Highland is
achieving membership in the National
Art Honor Society.
Requirements include nomina-
tion by an art teacher and student mem-
bers of the society. This is often the result
of superior work in various media. Ap-
proval by the National Art Honor society
is also required.
One of the most visible signs of
the Art Honor Society in Highland High
Above left, Mrs. Sally Fitch helps Dawn Ault.
Junior Molly Begala works with colorpencil
in Advanced Art.
Art Honor. ]. Filipowicz, K. Johnson, M. Grau,
S. Stasny, K. Gaskey, Mr. K. Dowdy, M.
Begala, M. Isa, M. Hughes. Art Honor Society
member Sandy Stasny makes a dragon.
NAHS. K. Johnson, M. Isa, M. Hughes, J.
Jensen, K. Tanis, L. Kurowski, C. Molnar, K.
Gaskey, R. Schmal, A.Wallner, M. Begala, K.
Dowdy, S. Palmer, Z. Burgar, M. Wilson, E.
Tucker, B. Hayward.
is the spring annual event. Artists On
TheCourt. Thisistheday long exhibition
of student artists who take over a court-
yard, or several halls on rainy days, to
display their work.
Artists On The Court is open only
to members of the Art Honor Socei ty, and
a variety of awards are given from the
pretigious Best of Show to firsts, seconds,
thirds, and honorable mentions in each
medium. While there was some specula-
tion as to whether this would be held this
year because of renovation, the event
was staged early in May.
Other activities include the de-
signand printing of Christmas cards.
Mr. Kenneth Dowdy is sponsor
of the Art Honor Society at Highland,
with Maureen Hughes serving as presi-
dent. Other officers include Karen Gas-
key, Myssir Isa, and Karen Johnson.
□ Avarie Wallner
do well in district,
Quinn to nationals
Wing is first remodeled
T he Business Department was for-
tunate this year. They were the
first section to experience the finished ef-
fects of the renovation.
Some of the new and improved
features of the business hall were newly
carpeted floors, new ceilings, lights, win-
dows, and for some rooms, dry boards to
prevent chalk dust from damaging the
computers and typewriters. There is also a
new ventilation system, water fountains,
and a new book store.
All the teachers seemed very
happy about the changes. The noise level
was down in the classrooms as well as the
halls. It was easier to teach, and most stu-
dents did a wonderful job adapting to
their new surroundings.
Mrs. Lovin said, "We were ex-
tremely happy to be in and ready to go
on the first day of school." Mrs. Lovin also
merited a trip
work in Busi-
event is Em-
thanked themaintnancepeopleforall their
help with the move.
All in all, Mr. James Hill may have
summed it up best when he said, "From
the windows to the carpeting, it is a 100%
In Business Professionals of
America competition, Chrissy Quinn
merited a trip to national competition. This
was because of her first place showing in
Employment Skills. Other district win-
ners were Sarah Gosling, Carolyn Bannon,
Jennifer Tharp, Alison Pawlus, Karen
Dyke, Tazio Fenoglio and Melida Miller.
Right, Diane Nackinan works on the computer
keyboard. Below right, Chrissy Quinn took a
first to nationals in Business Professionals.
Below, Mary Callaway and a room full of
students work at word processing in their
renovated business skills classroom.
BPA District students: C. Bannon, K. McArdle,
A. Garmon. Row 2: M. Miller, T. Fenoglio, J.
Tharp, C. Quinn, K. Dyke, S. Gosling.
Below right. Misty Rhodes, Monica Jarvis
and Theresa Kubic get together to compare
notes in one of their business classes.
Science Olympiad earns
third in state competition
The new labs are great!
II ■ t'sfun! It's FUN!!"
£ That's wat teacher Kathy Nowicki
says about science.
Of course, as a Science Olympiad
sponsor, Mrs. Nowicki might have a bi-
ased opinion. Still, those who just barely
passed Chemistry would disagree.
A perfect example is Mandy Nor-
ris. After squeezing through Chemistry
Mandy went on to bigger and better
things in Bio II. She came to class the first
day of school with the sameattitude most
Biology students have, "I will put in my
time, get my credit, and be out of here."
But by the middle of March,
squeals could be heard from room 600.
"Did you see it?!? Did you see it?!?"
yelled Mandy with one eye in a micro-
scope. "That protist just zoomed across
Maybe it was the new science
labs. Maybe it was Mr. Schmidt's teach-
ing. Maybe it was the fumes coming from
the strnage bottle in the corner. But from
that dayon Mandy Norrisactually learned
some members of
the Science De-
early in the year
to formulate new
teaching and lear-
J ohnson, Mr.Herb
Schmidt, Mrs. Jan
Konkoly, Mr. Lee
Farley and Mr.
are shown review-
ing research ma-
to like science. Mrs. Nowicki may be
right, after all.
Mandy isn't the only student with
this kind of experience. Many aspiring
scientists have found their niche through
The representatives from High-
land led by Mrs. Nowicki and Mr.
Chapman came in third place overall at
regionals. Thirteen out of the fifteen con-
testants earned medals in events includ-
ing Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth
Space, and Engineering. This earned them
a place at state.
Says medal winner, Lauren Lo-
scalzo, "We put in a lot of work and gave
up a Saturday, but coming in third place
was worth it."
Science isn't just for nerds. Some
people actually enjoy it, and those might
be the people who will take science into
the realm of discovery of the cure for
diseases and other things which can bene-
□ Erin Ring
Left, Molly Gembolis examines the spores of
a bean plant in her biology class.
Above, Science Olympiad:: Row 1: Mrs. K.
Nowocki, B. Labus, D. Lee, S. Yadron, R.
Nortman, Mr. D. Chapman. Row 2: P. Egan, E.
Negovetich, B. Gomez, R. Kuch, M.
Bennington, M. Hughes, D. Hugus, L.
Loscalzo, K. Allen.
Above, Sue Colter and Shannon Wiist
work on a foetal pig in class.
Kevin Avery shows his ability to use tooks
as he works on one of the electical boxes in
the new house on Erie Street.
Checking the woodwork on the door fames
are Building Trades students J. Tharp, B.
Kerr, K. Simko, M. Harrison and M. Koitch.
Grows in Highland Crews work through
year to build home
Mr. Duane Sieb oversees work
A vital part of the Highland cur
riculum are the Trades and
Building Trades programs.
Mr. Bert Poi and Mr. Doug Pear-
son oversee classes which range from
city planning to communication technol-
ogy skills. With the old days of
"shop"classes long gone, students now
learn concepts which they can take into
the modem work force once they are
Some of the concepts studied this
year included the principles of the geo-
desic dome and desktop publishing,
which uses computers for all pre-press
work in the printing business.
Part of the technical training of-
fered at Highland High School also in-
cludes the Building Trades program.
Directed by Mr. Duane Sieb, this pro-
gram undertakes the building of a new
house every year in Highland . This year's
home on Erie Street was one of the largest
ever attempted by this group, and the
year went well.
From the first days of raising the
beginning parts of the building to top-
ping off the roof, students worked on
morning and afternoon crews. They were
coordinated in their work by Mr. Sieb,
who also began to serve as a special coun-
selor and "one who cares” for the Building
At the end of the year, this home,
as all over Highland Building Trades
homes, was put up for sale to the highest
bidder after Home Ec students had deco-
rated it for its special showing at the end
of the school year.
This year’s students learned well.
The afternoon crew: K. Simko, C. Dunn, M.
Drexler, M. Janowski, K. Loudermilk, B. Barr,
C. Orrick, S. Holmens, M. Harrison, J. Tharp,
R. Rickoff, J. Radzinski and H. Becker.
Tim Fairman and Tim Jenkins work out a
plan in Mr. Poli's Communications class.
The house on Erie Street is in the process of
getting its new roof in the Building Trades
program from Highland High.
Below, Mr. Pearson teaches and Uky Chong
and lan Borowski prepare for doing the next
job in printing procedures.
Even with no pool second semester
it still remained the same school
In the pink
"We'll swim again one day"
I n the world of renovation, not
many things stay the same.
This was true of the physical
education classes this year.
For starters, the auxiliary or "new"
gym no longer existed when school be-
gan. Instead, there were 14 temporary
classrooms where the gym had been.
Also, the swimming pool was
open only for the first semester. After
Christmas Break, there was no swimming
pool available at Highland High School.
While the swimming team had to
go over to Griffith to practice and com-
pete, the swimming classes were literally
left high and dry for second semester
while the old pool was filled in to make
way for the new Media Center, and the
new natatorium continued to take shape
in the area between the junior and senior
high school buildings.
In spite of the lack of a pool sec-
ond semester and a shortage of gym space,
the physical education classes continued
well through the entire school year.
the year when we
learned how to
survive in physi-
without a swim-
ming pool and a
lot of gym space.
survive, and in the
process learned a
lot about our-
selves and how
well we adapt to
and situations life
may throw at us.
Not a bad
lesson to learn!"
In Health and Quest classes, stu-
dents continued to learn about the dan-
gers of alcohol and tobacco. While the
number of students smoking continued
to increase, there was pressure from ev-
eryone from the new president to teach-
ers and peers to stop smoking. New evi-
dence showed how dangerous second
hand smoke can be was presented, and
the pressure was on to rid the American
scene of smoking and the dangers i t brings.
Health and physical education
classes stayed very healthy themselves
this year of Highland High School reno-
vation and pool building!
Above, left, Michelle Dvorscak and
Andreanne Escamino share a few laughs in
their gym class during the first semester.
In the last class in the old swimming pool,
Chris VanTil and others listen intensely for
instructions during their swimming class.
P. E. ; Health
Up to her elbows in tomato paste, Mrs.
Damasius maintains a hands-on approach
to teaching involvement in class.
Classes Move Beyond
CLEAR THE DECK
FOR HOME EC!
"You can eat your way to an A!"
hile Mr. Sunny was busy talking
to his Economic classes about supply and
demand, bonds, and the stock market;
Mrs. Damasius and Ms. Larsen were
busy raping about the importance of
friendship, bonding, and supermarket
Econ wiz and future homemaker,
Ed Klapak stated, "In today's society it is
just as important to know how to use the
microwave when making macaroni, as it
is to know about micro and macro eco-
Ed is just one of the many stu-
dents at Highland who have enjoyed the
classes the Home Economics Department
has to offer. Those classes include; Be-
ginning Foods, Advanced Foods, Sew-
ing, Interior Design, Family Relations,
Interpersonal relations, and last but not
least. Child Development.
The aroma of the cooking rooms
tended to grab all the noses that walked
passed. Even with its new location in the
Junior High, these delicious rooms aren't
hard to trace. These kids weren't cooking
TV Dinners. They were making actual
entrees from a recipe or from scratch.
"There's nothing like cooking
Something and actually knowing you
know what your doing. It's a great feel-
ing!" stated the proud chef, SimoGlumac.
Far from food, others learned the
importance of stable family life and a
good self-concept in Family and Per-
Child Development classes gave
students a taste of parenthood and help-
ful child rearing information that can be
carried throughout adulthood.
Baby, boiled eggs may not be
every parents dream child; but for busy
teenagers with a 9021 0 complex, poultry
is about all they can handle.
□ Julie Gray
Sophomore Bob Radzinski ploys the pasta
with some of his female counterparts in
Right, junior student Brian Lieberman,
Brian Zygmunt, Lee Christenson and Chris
Hines look confident.
Time in new gym
A lthough it was hard for everyone
to adjust to all the major changes
this year, the Social Studies Department
coped well and had a productive year.
The Social Studies classes started
their year in their normal classrooms, but
when second semester came along they
had their moving day to the new gym.
There they endured second semester while
their area was under renovation.
The Social Studies Department
offers a variety of classes. Some are re-
quired; some are electives. U.S. History,
Government, and Economics are the
classes required of every student before
graduation. U.S. History is taken by jun-
iors. Governmentand Economicsareeach
a semester class and are taken senior year .
"Mr. Fralinger makes class enjoyable"
Jeremy Jusko says about government," It
is not one of the easier classes but we all
need it to graduate. My teacher, Mr.
Petrin made it fun and enjoyable for me."
Elective classes include World
Geography, which is open to all students.
This class focuses on culture and location
of other countries. "Mr. Sunny is a great
teacher; you learn a lot in hisclassand still
have tons of fun," says Jackie Sowinski.
Psychology and Sociology are
alsoofferedasan elective forseniors. This
classdealswith the human mind and why
we are the way we are. Senior Kory Berda
says, "Mr. Fralinger's unique sense of hu-
mor makes the class more enjoyable and
□ Karen Vanderwall
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Mr. Mike Sunny teaches ecnonomics and
world geography. Here is points out some of
the features of Indiana's own Hoosier
heartland near Indianapolis.
Brian Linebaugh seems to be giving extra
attention to Social Studies. With class in the
open new gym, it took more concentration to
make every moment of class count.
Far Left, Mr. Douglas Fralinger brings out
some of of his trolls, as well as a snake and
bird. This is one humorous way to prepare
his students for a dreaded psychology test.
Junior Dan West gets
some extra reading
done for Mr. Thomas
Summers' U.S. History
class. This year students
also studied the election
Senior Mike Schneider
reads the stock market
quotations for the day
from the Chicago
Tribune. This is part of
his Economics class.
Even without ceilings
their scores stayed high
lit irds chirping. Workers hammer-
ing. Lockers slamming. What was this?
Math class, of course.
Because of the renovation, this
year the Math Department drew the short
straw. It was the only group to be located
in the auxilary classrooms in the new gym
for the entire school year. At the begin-
ning of the year, the foreign language
classes were also located there, but they
were moved to various locations through-
out the school.
"I'm glad the other classes were
moved ou t of here. A fter that i t was much
easier to hear," says Cari Brown, a senior
in Mr. Darell Jones' Trigonometry class.
Mr. Jones, department coordina-
A brave photographer shoots down on a
math class in session, minus ceilings and
with sound barriers in place in the new gym.
tor, reports on results of a national test.
Highland math leaders who scored high
on the American Mathematics Competi-
tions this year were Tom Czyszczon, Jen-
nifer Zaborowski, Hsin Jung Vang, and
Mike Jasaitis. Their score helped High-
land move to a number three ranking in
the state for those taking the AHSME tests.
Tom had a top score of 95.
Regarding the unique year in the
temporary classrooms of the remodeled
"new" gym, Mr. Martin Kessler summed it
up. "It's difficult to adapt to a classroom
setting where there are no windows, no
doors, no ceilings, just d usty, dry concrete
floors, and lots of extraneous noise. But
Even under adverse conditions,
math classes flourished and continued suc-
cessfully at Highland this year of the great
□ Alice Zakrzacki
Above, Mr. Mel Anderson helps Marty
O'Toole with a difficult math problem,
allowing concentration to conquer.
Top, right, Joey Mitcheltree,Tom Dolan and
Anthony Van Prooyen work in a group to
achieve the proper common answer.
Left,Katrina Pratt and Shelly Coodson
concentrateon theirassignment in math class.
Jason Bouchard, Michele Elo and Michelle
Pannacuchi listen attentively in math class.
Even with renovation, they still learned.
Talk to Me!
Talk to Me!
It makes the world go around
id you ever stop to think how
difficult it would be to commu-
nicate with out words? Communication
is what make this world go 'round, and
lanuguage is the biggest form of commu-
That's what make learning our
language, English so important. From
commas and quotation marks to Hamlet
and MacBeth, English is all around us.
The English Department was led
again this year by its coordinator, Mr. Bill
Martin. He has a big job making sure the
students as well as the teachers make the
most of the year.
This year remedial English was
offered, as well as Advanced Placement
classes and Early Class Option class for
those seniors who wanted to fit more
classes into their busy shedule, or who
just liked the idea of getting ou t of school
Literature, vocab and grammar
are just a few of the main skills stressed in
all English classes. With the video age
making written language less visible in
some life styles, especially t.v.-viewing
young people, the need to use the lan-
guage well is growing rapidly. With some
experts now saying the ability to use lan-
guage well will be a great asset on the job
market eventually, it isimportant to make
the most of the classes which are part of
every school day, free for the taking at
□ Karen Vanderwall
Above, Amber Kay shows her surprise as
she visits with a friend in the hall before her
English class begins.
Right, Justin Steiner helps conduct a review
before a vocab test, one of the hallmarks of
HHS English classes.
Rachelle Rhoades prepares to make her
dramatic stage debut in drama class, going
over the lines one more time.
Below, Mrs. Petrin gives instructions to a
group of her drama students. Mike Lesnewski
looks for some response to his board work.
Students in Mrs. Certa's French class actively
participate in many activities, learning to live
as well as speak the language.
"Yes, this is my nose, but sud denly I'm learning
there are many other ways to say 'nose' if I
want to communicate to other people."
Far right, Mrs. Elia Lopez brings enthusiastic
professionalism to her classes, where students
learn to appreciate the rich Hispanic culture.
Mrs. Mary Certa, a former Teacher of the
Year, enjoys some students' responses as they
work through another lesson in French.
German student Stacy Cummins seems sure
of her answer as she volunteers an answer
during a discussion period.
Teachers help study of ContillUG On
more than just languages Japa nese to be a dd ed next year
F oreign Language is not just
another ordinary class.
teach students not only grammar, and pro-
mote ability to speak the language prop-
erly, but they also teach the culture,
history, and the life styles of people of the
language they're studying.
Spanish, French, and German are
all taught at Highland High by teachers
who are experts in their fields. Under the
coordination of Department Head Mr.
Thomas Doukas, the Foreign Language
teachers bring enthusiasim, and their love
of their language to all their classes. Next
year Japanese will also be offered.
The classes particpate in various
activities, from singing folk songs, and
playing vocabulary bingo, to the very
popular "cultural experiences".
In the different cultural experi-
ences students prepare different foods that
are typical to the culture they are study-
ing. In Senora Lopez's Spanish II classes,
for example, the students prepared quesa-
dillas, a typical dish from Mexico.
Also, in Mrs. Certa's French II
classes, the students prepared typical
dishes of the different provinces of Francee.
This year's Foreign Language
Week featured an awards day in each
class. Ethnic Day, Sharing Day with skits,
songs, and slides, and on Friday students
played Jeopardy, competing for various
The induction ceremony into the
Foreign Language honor societies was also
held, featuring some expert dancing by
Mrs. Elia Lopez who danced the Pasa
Doble. She was assisted by Mr. Doukas in
the Mexican Hat Dance.
□ Ann Marie Pagan
French Honor. 1: K. Gaskey, M. Kantowski, M. Bowen, A. Claesgens, V. Tabor; 2: M. Solecki, G Renders, B. Tabor, A. Castillo-
Flores, A. Testolin, M. Veslocki, C Berda, N. Sorota. 3: A. Castillo-Flores, R. Summers, J. Bognar, A. Betchen, H. Fenstermaker,
A. Hook, K. Hood, M. Castillo-Flores, A. Goodson, J. Granger; 4: Mr. Doukas, K. Wamecke, R. Nortman, A. Hanak, R. McCay,
B. Gates, E. Stokes, K. Schmidt, M. Bennington, M. Condes, S. Goodson.
show HHS spirit
A long with learning in class, many
foreign language students bee
ome active in foreign language
clubs, and some even move on to mem-
bership in foreign language honor socie-
This year the French, Spanish and
German Clubs again participated in the
Homecoming Parade. Their enthusiastic
participation is always a hallmark of any
year's Homecoming festivities.
In addition to various projects,
the clubss also celebrated the Christmas
season with cultural highlights from the
respective countries studied.
A highlight of the year was Inter-
national Week, when students not only
participated in class, bu t went above and
beyond the call of class participation to
observe the riches of the cultures studied.
Many new members were in-
ducted into the French, German and
Spanish Honor Societies in April. After
entertainment by Mrs. Elia Lopez, Mr.
Tom Doukas, and members of Mrs.
Certa's advancedFrench class, students
were inducted into honor societies.
French Club: 1: A. Peach, K. Brown, M. Bowen, V. Tabor, J. Bognar, H. Tzchotokas, K. Renders, B. Tabor, A. Castillo-Flores, A.
Testolin, M. Veslocki, R. Burda, N. Sorota 2: R. Gaskey, M. Gunter, R. Summers, A. Betchen, H. Fenstermaker, A. Hook, C. Hood, Ab ove, Frau Rogers and German Club mem-
M. Castillo-Flores, A. Goodson, A. Pagan.3:Mrs. Certa, A. Castillo-Flores, R. McCay, J. Begala, S. Rulczyk, B. Gates, E. Stokes, i , . , ,
R. Zaiewski, T. Voiibrecht, R. Schmidt. bers get ready for another trip down Ken-
nedy Avenue for Homecoming.
Spanish Club 1:T. Labus, E. Wynkoop, R. Van-
E. Lopez, R. McCay, V. Trivunivic, L. Strick-
hom, T. Lee, M. Elo, E. Ring, B. McCay; 3: M.
Orlich, T. Czyszczon, E. Negovetich, B. Labus, J.
Wynkoop, R. Heath, A. Pagan, M. Castillo-Flores,
E. Wallace, J. Olzewski.
Spanish Honor 1: R. Schmal, A. Diaz, V. Jane, H.
Heinzman, M. O'Toole, G. Bell, 2: L. Ciganovic,
C. Warner, D. Strange, K. Brown, V. Troppman,
D. Conn, S. Memaris, M. Hughes, L. Kurowski;
3:J. Waldron, L. Lane,T. Labus, A. Zygmunt, L.
Montalvo, L. Strickhom, R. Vanderwall, T.
Zimniak, A. Zakrzacki, E. Ring, B. McCay. 4: D.
Carlson, T. Jenkins, M. Jasaitis, M. Orlich, T.
Czyszczon, E. Negovetich, B. Labus, J. Wynkoop,
A. Pagan, M. Castillo-Flores, J. Olszewski, A.
Pirosko, J. Woodward, K. Price, D. Boersma, J.
Elo, T. Fandrei.
German Club 1: D. Ryan, M.Burkman, M. Dyke,
M. Simpson, J. Taber, M. Litavitz, A. McFarland,
M. Wilson, J.Schulek,L. Kush; 2:1. Limoncu, M.
Schmidt, M. Riviera, T. Fenoglio, A. Hook, K.
Neilson, L. Abraham, R. Rhoades, J. Johnson, H.
Fenstermaker; 3: Mrs. Rogers, D. Schwerin, L.
Loscalzo, B. Porter, M. Sprainis, A. Claesgens, S.
Gowens, K. Hester, B. Barrett, V. Reickoff, S.
German Honon 1 L. Cichon, M. Simpson, A.
McFarland, M. Wilson, J. Shullek, M. Zimmer-
man, 2: 1. Limoncu, M. Schmidt, T. Fenolio, H.
Fenstermaker, M. Deleget, B. Porter, L. Abra-
ham, J. Jensen, R. Cook; 3: Mrs. Rogers, D. Sch-
eren, L. Loscalzo, M. Sprainis, A. Claesgens, K.
Hester, C. Neilson, J. Naglich, D. Ryan.
Foreign Language Clubs
Amanda Buck, Dave Floresand Katie Schmidt
were key members of the Link staff.
Link Sports Editor Dave Flores and Editor Ed
Klapak were honored by the School Board,
with President Larry Vassar, for citizenship.
Beginning Journalism student Jeff Chicki
won the Link Electoral Vote Contest.
Link: First Semester: Row 1: I. Pavich, A.
Dobrowolski, D. Bartlett, C. Sabotta, Row 2:
Miss Mayer, T. Vollbrecht, Ed Klapak, A.
Buck, D. Flores Row 3: G. Blair, R. Bakker, J.
Repking, K. Schmidt, M. Golumbeck.
Shield : Row 1: K. Smith, T. Kasbaum, Ho Tei,
A.Castillo-Flores, R. Rhoades Row 2: C.
Brown, J. Gray, A. Wallner, E. Klapak, E.
Ring, A. Zakrzacki, A. Pagan, A. Finn Row 3:
K. Vanderwall, A. Hanak, J. Stem, M. Norris,
T. Harris, L. Cichon, P. Callaway.
Last year in J Room for Shield , Link;
Ed Klapak wins Warren Award
W alking through the doors of the J
Room is like entering a com
pletely different world. Just like
in the movies of newsrooms, computers
are clicking away and layout designs and
photos are part of the landscape.
This room, nestled in the back
hallway of the school, is a creative media
center of Highland. The school paper. Link,
and yearbook. Shield are conceived, type-
setand produced there. A beginning jour-
nalism class is also taught.
"Journalism class has helped me
to decide that Ido want to pursue a career
in journalism," said Ann Marie Pagan, a
Amanda Buck and her mom made a special
Link issue memorable for Ed-itor Ed Klapak
with a front page chocolate cake.
senior in Journalism and on Shield.
Ed Klapak was the major award
winner this year. He won the Warren
Award, the department's top award, as
well as Most Valuable Staffer on Link and
Julie Gray shared Most Valuable
Staffer honors with Ed on Shield, and also
won the Quill & Scroll Award and the
coveted Vincent Award.
Jessica Stern and Paul Callaway
won photo honors, and Dave Flores, Al-
icia Castillo- Flores, Cari Brown and Katie
Schmidt were also award winners at the
Honors Day held in May.
Above, Quill & Scroll officers this year were
Alice Zakrzacki, Julie Cray, Erin Ring,
President Ed Klapak, and Katie Schmidt.
Cheerleaders help Highland
win Sectional Spirit Award
Cheering pays off
hroughout the boys basketball
and football seasons the Highland cheer-
leaders kept their spirits high.
This year while the boys were
shining on the field and the court, the
cheerleaders experienced victories of
Led by new sponsor/coaches
Kelly Wahadlo and Judy Darrow, the
squad started something new by com-
peting. "Working towards competitions
takes many long hours of hard work/'
states Shelby Smothers.
The H ighland cheerleaders kick-
off their season at the start of summer
with many early morning practices.
Then the cheerleaders attended
a camp at Notre Dame University in
July. This camp was new for the HHS
cheerleaders to experience. The girls
were surprised to find out about the
formal competition on the last day of
The top squads competed for a
chance to go to Nationals in Nashvillle,
Tennessee. The HHS cheerleaders com-
peted against the score board and came
in second place, qualifying them for na-
As junior cheerleader Arin
Betchen put it, "In spite of the many
doubts about talent, it was a great rush
to know that our skill and enthusiasm
paid offat camp competition for Nation-
”1 Cari Brown, Selena Cox
Don't worry, it's not permanent, but
Melissa Zimmerman's support is.
Sprainis, S. Dudash, K.
Modjeski, A. Betchen, L.
The Highland Varsity
cheerleaders give eight
hip hip hoorays for the
boys' sectional game.
The JV trio of Michelle
Sprainis, Arin Betchen,
and Stacey Dudash give
Varsity - Row 1: M. Zimmerman, T. Ziem-
niak, A. Zygmunt,Row 2: S. Smothers,
J.Bognar, Row 3: C. Quinn, M. Oliver, C.
Enthusiastic faces and winning smiles al-
ways give that extra boost to the boys' basket-
ball team's confidence.
Freshmen- Row 1: K. Martin, B. Kinder, K.
Garretson, S. Cox. Row 2: J. Grelich, J.
Kobeska. Row 3: R. Bishop.
Senior Cari Brown gets the crowd going with
a chant. Just another reason why Highland
won the spirit award.
Individuals make a difference
Involvement has its rewards
W hile some students leave the school
doors s wining behind them as the
last bell is echoing, there are oth-
ers who turn to yet another part of their
high school experience.
Involvement in any school activ-
ity demands sacrifice, commitment, will-
ingness to work, and that extra trait which
most people do have — they care about
something beyond themselves.
From Key Club's helping the area
with citizenship and drives to National
Honor Society, to FHA caring about the
health of others and students taking the
extra time and effort to get involved in the
Media Fair, there are many HHS students
who know how to go the extra mile. No
play happens without effort. Neither does
any musical event.
Involvement in student govern-
ment or team sports, extra hours on school
publications and assisting teachers and
staff as aides all pays off. It gives an indi-
vidual an extra bit of knowledge no text-
book ever taught him. That knowledge is
that people make a difference if they care
to get involved.
And while some students do re-
ceive honors for their involvement, there
are many others who never receive ap-
plause or recognition. They just grow, and
that is the greatest gift any activity can
give those who participate in it.
National Honor Society members not only
serve others. They also try to carry on the high
standards set before them.
Long hours behind the console in the Aud
mean involvement for Dave Grove and John
Baccino, who keep the sound on track.
Media Fair winners are Mike Wilson and Eric
Tucker, who showed creativity and talent in
their award winning project.
While lettergirls became a lost group, Kristi
Miller still stayed with the program.
Tucker & Wilson take
Media Fair firsts
Two Highland High School sen-
iors earned first place ribbons at the Re-
gional Media Fair.
Seniors Eric Tucker and Mike
Wilson beat Hobart and Portage with their
anti-drug video, which depicted fellow
senior Clint Mann as an upstanding stu-
dent who is offered drugs. The ten min-
ute film showed how his life would dete-
riorate as a result of drug use. Also
starring in the video were sophomore
Meagan Boik and senior Mark Murzyn.
Tucker and W ilson also produced
a photographic essay on the steps in-
volved in the production of a video. This
earned a second place rating in the grades
9-12 division against Boone Grove and
Porter Township High Schools.
Media Fair sponsor was Mr. Alan
Swenson, who encouraged the students
to enter the competition.
KymZalewski helps Rachel Bishop checkher
weight during FHA's Health week, which
offered many helpful activities.
Selling recipe books at the Spaghetti Dinner
were FHA's January Halls and sponsor Ms.
ooking through these pages,
a person sees the many faces
These pictures were taken in
August. The people wear expres-
sions of anticipation (or downright
fear for the freshmen) of a new
school year. By the time those
people in the pictures actually see
their smiling faces, a whole school
year will have passed.
In one high school year a
person's life changes drastically.
Something as cool as getting their
braces off, or something as scary as
losing a loved one may have hap-
All in all, we have grown
mentally. Behind those happy eyes,
someone can't help wondering if he
or she even had an inkling of what
his or her live would be like during
the next nine months. Seniors
realized this was their last school
picture ever, the last time they
would have to "Smile like Barbie."
Everyone of these pictures is
a face in the sea of Highland. Here
they are placed BACK TO BACK!
□ Alice Zakrzacki
With just a smile. Heather Skertich and
Melissa Kantowski greet a new school
HHS Senior Class
Senior spirit answers new challenges
hings have changed since the
Class of 1993 walked through
the doors of Highland High
School — even the doors have changed !
It was the Fall of '89 and our
principal was Mrs. Marion Hoyda. The
Chicago Cubs had won the National
Leauge East. The Highland Trojans
basketball team won the LCS. And we as
freshmen were wandering the halls trying
to find our way around.
Freshman year was a new
experience for all. On Valentines Day
Highland was hit by a snow storm which
knocked out the power at the high school .
Classes resumed a couple of hours later,
but not many people came back.
Sophomore year was one of tragic
events. In August, Iraq took over Kuwait
and threatened the world's oil supply.
America became concerned about the oil
reserves controlled by Saddam Hussein.
President George Bush sent
400,000 troops over to guard the oil
reserves. Operation Desert Shield turned
into Desert Storm on January 16, 1991.
Within weeks Kuwait was liberated,
although severely burned and damaged.
Back in Highland, in November
of '90, the area was hit by a rain storm.
This storm produced so much rain water
that the dike on the Little Calumet River
Class sponsor Mrs. Amy Ogrentz helps
Michele Dragus. Senior spirit was evident at
the Calumet Sectional. Though the Trojans
fell to Griffith, the spirit was a winner.
couldn't hold the water. The result was a
flood that covered the houses of Wicker
Park Manor. The families lost everything,
but faith and hope in the future and each
Our junior year was one of more
positive events. The Highland Trojans
basketball team won the sectional over
LakeCentral. Highland's spirt wasnever
higher in our four years of high school.
The Class of 93's biggest and proudest
event was Prom.
Senior year also held some great
memories and school bests. The
Homecoming Parade for the first time
featured clowns to raise the spirits of
parade goers. Most said that this
Homecoming was the best ever. As the
year moved on, many other events took
place as the Class of '93 could see the
There were so many memories
in such a short time. The greatest of these
memories are personal memories of
friendships that were built through the
years which we will hold onto forever.
After all, memories are all we have left.
□ Ed Klapak
Angie Goodson took the year in stride,
moving from the old school through the
series of renovation's temporary classrooms.
Class of '93 sees
end of 'old' HHS
A s the Class of 1993 walked in the
high school for the first time as
freshmen, we didn't quite realize what
the next four years had in store for us.
Freshmen year started off as
trying to get adjusted and the problem of
trying to "fit in." The Class of '93 fit in
very fast and found themselves out along
with the upper classmen. It was forbid-
den for freshmen to go to parties, but we
broke that tradition and we were accepted
for what were were, anyway.
During our sophomore year our
class seemed to pull closer together and
you could often hear us screaming/'We're
the best that you can see; we're the Class
of '93." Also, people started to be associ-
ated with the sports, clubs and organiza-
Junior year seemed like it came
and went in a great hurry. Our class be-
came even closer, and raised more than
enough money to throw one of the best
proms that Highland has ever had . When
looking up to the stands, it was our class
that could be heard and seen with true
The biggest feature of senior
year, as well as making plans for college is
dealing with the renovation. We have
turned out to be the last class to experi-
ence the "old" Highland High School.
We've now realized what high
school is about. As seniors, we have
experienced memories that will never be
forgotten. We are leaving our school with
great respect from others, and we are all
proud to have been a part of the Class of
□ Tracy Kasbaum
Class of 1993 Class officers : Ann Marie Pa-
gan, treasurer; Stephanie Quigg, secretary;
Joanie Kruger, vice president and Mike
( VVe (7£ QXOam
Dave P. Bartlett
Jennifer Abbott: German Club 1-4,
GHS 2-4, NHS 3-4. Jason Abeyta:
Concert Band 1-4, Marching Bd. 1-4.
Mie Akema: Japanese Student. Sharif
A1 Ala'a: Bball 1, CC 2, Gym. 1-4,
Swimming 1, Fr. Cl. 4, Theater 1,
Orch.1-3, Class Pres. 1-3. Scott An-
derson: Tennis 2-4, Sp. Club 2-4,
Science Olyrn 2, Natural Helper 3.
Shawn Anderson: Mentor 2. Jaime
Anguiano. Shawn Atkinson: Unk2-
3, Shield 3. Sandra Jo Auksel: Bball 1,
Letter 1 - 4, Swimming 1 -4, Ski 4 . Dawn
Ault. Kevi n Avery: Build ing Tr.4. Jim
Bailey: Fball 1, Concert it Marching
Band 1-4. Rajeev Bajaj: Tennis 1- 4,
Sp. Club 1-4. Tammy Banjura: SC 4,
Vball 1, Sp. Club 1-4. Michael Ban-
hart: Building Tr. 3 4. Carolyn Ban-
non: BPA 4. Ciprion Bargoz: S 3,
Building Tr. 3-4. Jennifer BarksiKC
3, SC 1 -2, Cheer. Sp. Club 1 -2, NHS 3-
4. Rebecca Ann Barrett: KC 3-4, Ten-
nis 1-4, Ger. Club 2-4 Dave Bartlett:
KC 4, Link 3 4, Shield 3-4, Fball 1-3,
Track3, Wrestling2-3, Natural Helper
3. Jennifer Beck:Theaterl,Chor. 1-4.
Harpo Becker. Kory Berda: KC 4, SC
4, Soccerettes 2-4, Fr. Club 2,4, FHS 3-
4, NHS 4, Maj. 1, FNHS2, Val.3. Aaron
B ishop : Fba 11 3-4, T rack 4, Wrestling 2
-4. Kevin Bishop. Janice Blade KC2,
SC 1- 4, Sp. Club 3-4, SADD 3 4. Greg
Blair: Link 4, Doug Boersma: Base-
ball 1 -4, Bball 1 -4, Fball 1 -4, Sp.Club4,
SHS 4, Prom King , Val. 2. Daniel J.
Bogusz: CC 2, Fball 1-2, Golf 1-4,
Wrestling2. Mike Bonowiec Fball 1,
JA 2. Nadie Boutros: CC 2-3,Trk.2-4,
Sp.Club 2-3. Melissa Branson:, KC4,
SC 4, Fr. Club 1-4, FNHS2-4, NHS 3-
4. Cari Brown: KC3, SC 1-2, Shield 4,
Cheer. 3-4, CC 1, Letter 2 -3, Track 1-
4, Sp. 1-3, Homecoming Court.
George Buck: Fball 3, Swimming 3,
Wrestling 1, Theater 4, JA. Renee
Burge: Shall 1-4, Cheer. 1, CC 2-3,
Letter 3-4, NHS 3-4, Turnabout . Ken
Burleson. Bryan Butcher: Soccer 1-4,
Tennis2-4. Jennifer Butler: Aud. 1-4,
SC 3, SADD 1-4, Chorus 1-4. Eliza-
beth Caddick: Bball 1-4, Swimming
1-4, Sp.3. Jake Campbell: Chad
Carlsson: Bball 2, Fball 1-4, Track 1,
Ski 3 -4, NHS 3-4. Michelle Castillo
Flores: KC (Vice Pres.) 1-4, French 1-
4, Sp. 1 -4, FNHS 2-4, SHS 2-4, NHS 3-
4, Natural Helper 3, NYLC 3. Steve
Chicki: Bball 1-4, Fball 1. Lee Chris-
tenson: Track 2. Carla Churilla: Sp.
CFS — Savor The Flavor!
e're talking Chicken
Fried Steak here.
Remember your first
day of first grade — all decked
out with your new gym shoes
and pencil box? Nothing was
as cool as the zipper pocket on
your bookbag containing your
hot lunch money. PBJ was for
home. CFS was for big kids!
You walked single file
to lunch, no running of course.
Silverware and green tray were
selected with care. You walked
steadily to the table, palms
feeling hot, unaware if they
were hot because of the
mashed potatoes and gravy or
your nervous thoughts. The roll
tasted good and the cookies
were great! CFS didn't move;
it was stuck to the plate.
Twelve years later and
CFS is still the same. Some
love it and try to make every
bite last. Others despise it and
look forward to tomorrow's
CFS and your high
school years are quit similar.
Like the past four years, you'll
never forget it.
We're all looking for-
ward to life after high school,
ready to grow and see what the
future holds. We all have a
hunger for tomorrow's chal-
Don't digest your CFS
too fast. Keep the memories of
the past four years close to your
mind and heart. Remember all
the good times and friends
you've made along the way.
□ Julie Gray
Waiting for the next day of CFS
are Melissa Oliver, Kim Cowgill,
and Jill Wolendowski.
Club 1, MatMaid34.MarkCiganovic
Soccerl 2. Susan Colter KC 2-4, Vball
1, Sp. Club 14, NHS 3-4, SHS 34,
Band 1. Ryan Cook: Bball 1, Fball 1,4,
Wrestling 34. Craig Cooper: Olivia
Cotiango: Sp.Club2, FHA 24. Kim
Cowgill: Sball 1,3, Letter 34, Tennis
2, Vball 14, NHS 3 4. Tim L. Crane:
Concert Band 1 4. Arnoldo Cuevas Jr.
14, Sp.Club 2-3. Stacie Cummins:
Bball l,2German34, NaturalHelper-
Tom Czyszczon: KC 4, SC 2 4, CC 1-
2, Soccer 1- 4, Sw. 14, Sp. 2 4, NHS 3-
4, SHS 24, Concert 4t Marching Bd. 1,
Natural Helper Darron Damasius:SC
3 4, CC 2,4, Fball 1, Swimming 1-4,
Sp.Club 2, NHS 34, Natural Helper
3, Snowflake 1-3. Karen Damianick:
Aud. 1 -2, Sp.Club 2 3, Theater 1 2,
NHS 3 4.
Michael Deleget: SC3-4, Fball
1, Swim. l-4,Ten.2-3,Track 1,
BPA 4, Ger. 4, Theater 3 -4, NHS
Bball 1-2, Track 1, Vball l,Sp.
Qub2-4, SFJS 2-4. Suzanne De-
Maris. KC3-4, Vball l-3,Sp. Oub
3 -4.GNHS 3 4,SHS 3-4, Nat.
1 -4, Theaterl-4, Concert*
Marching Band 1-4. A Man Dob-
rowolski: UnM.JoeDoem Aud.
1-4, Shield 3-4,Fball l-2,Wr.l,
Chorus 3, Snowball l-4.Thomas
Michelle Dragus: KC 2-4, SC 4,
Sp. Club 1-2, Stball 1-2. Michael
Drexler Bball 2, CC 1, Track 1-2,
Nat.l Help. 4. Chris Dunn: Base-
ball 1 -4, Bball 1 2, Tennis 1 Karen
Dyke: Lettergirl 2, Snowflk.2-4.
Angela East: Bball 1, Swim. 2,
Nat.Help.3. Cary Eckard: Orch.
2Kimberly Elliott: Bball! , Girls
Letter 3, Vball 1-3, Sp. dub 1-2,
Shall 1-4. Lia Elliott:BPA 2,
Sp.Qub 1-2, Nat.l Help. 3. Mich-
elle Elo: Aud. 1-4, KC 3, Sp. Club
2 4, Theater 1 4,Maj.2 4,March-
ing Band l-4.Chuck Fenolio:
Soccer 1. Heidi Fenstermaker
Tennis 1 4, Fr.Qub 1 -4, Ger. Club
2- 4, FNHS 2-4,GNHS 3-4.NHS
3- 4Jessica FerrelhBball 1-2,
Track 3-4, Nat. Help.4,FHA 3-
4. Matthew Foye: Aud. 1,4, Ten-
nis 4, Wre 2,4,Theater2,4,
Concert & March. Bandl-4.
Letter 1, Track 2, Vball 1, Fr.
Club 3, Sp. Club 3David Fra-
zier Bball 1 .Rob Fu rgye.Jeremy
Galiher Aud. 1.2,4, CC2,Thtr.
1 2,4.Erin Calosich: Aud. 1-2, SC
l-2,Fr. Qubl, Sp.Qub 1-2, Thea-
ter 1-4,FNHS2-4,NHS 3-4,
Nat.Help.3. Angela Gannon:
Aud. l-2,Btball 1, Track 3-4, BPA
3 4, Sp. Qub2,Theater 2-4, Con-
cert & March.Band 1 -4, Maj. 2,Sp.
Club l,Theater2,NHS 3-4,
Orch. 1-4. Chris Gcorgopoulos.
Adam Gholson: Fball 1-4, Track
1 4, ANHS 2 3. Todd Giba: Base-
ball l,Bballl,Golf 2-4.Simo
ClumacBballl, Soccerl-4, Ten-
nis 2-4, Prom Court, Homecom-
ing King, Nat.Help.3-4. Michael
Golumbeck: Link 4, Baseball 1,
Bball 1-4, Golf 2-4, Nat. Help. 4,
Prom Court, Homecoming
Court. Angela Coodson: Fr.
Club 1-4, Ger. Club 2-4, Snowd.
3 4, FNHS 2-4, NHS 3-4. Sarah
Gosling: BPA 4, Sp. Club 2.
Jason Govert: Baseball 1 4,
Concert&Marching Band 1-2.
Jennifer Granger Fr.Club 1-4,
Theater 2-4, FNHS 3 4, NHS 2 4,
Maj. 1-4, Marching Band (Capt.)
1 4, Orchestra 1-4. Melanie
Grau: Sw.1-4, Sp. Club 1, FHA2
3, SADD 1, ANHS 4. Julie
Gray:Sec.l-2, SC 2-4, Bball 1-4,
Sw.3, Track 1-2, Fr. Club 2 3,
Chorus 4, V alentine Prin.2, Prom
Queen, Shield 4, Nat. Help.3,4.
Judy Hall: Basketball 2 -3, Thea-
ter 1-4, SHS 2-4, Concert
&Marching Band l-4.Jeremiah
HammamTennis 1 2. Mark Har-
rison: KC 4, Fball 1-4, Wr. 1,S.S.
2-3. Mike Harwood: Baseball 13
4. Amy Havlin. Jeremy Hayes:
KC3-4, BPA 2, Sp. Club 2-3, Th.
2-4, NHS3 - 4, Orch. 1-3. Robert
Hayward Aud. 1-4, ANHS 4
Jeff Heaps. Jason Heslinga
Kcle Hester SC 4, LG 1- 2, Fr.
Club 1 3, Ger. dub 4, Debate 2-
4, Sp. Club 2-4, Th. 24 SHS 3,
Ch. 1. Christopher Hines: KC
24, SC 4, Bball 1, Soccer 2 3, Sp.
Club 2-3, Nat. Help. 3-4, Boys
State. John Hinkel: Sw.l, Ger.
Club 1 Rachael Holder Shield
4, Sp. Club 1 Scott Lee Homans:
n election day chatter
in the halls was no longer about
who asked who out, or who
said what about whom. The
halls were filled with conver-
sation about who was going to
lead our country for the next
This year a record
number of 18-24 year olds
voted for president. This rec-
ord included many students
from Highland High. The
word going around the school
was "change". Ross Perot was
the favored candidate among
students when the race began,
but after his dropping out of
the race, a lot of faith and de-
pendabilty was lost. Bill Clin-
ton started looking like a good
choice to a lot of people. His
interest in education bright-
ened the hopes of young
people about to enter college.
There were many
reasons why the younger gen-
eration was so involved in the
election this year. One reason
was they are unhappy with the
way things are. Fortunately,
there was somewhere teen-
agers could hear the truth
about issues that affected them.
MTV, along with many great
music artist,s spread their
message, "Rock the Vote".
They had interviews with the
presidential candidates with
questions reflecting the
thoughts of students across the
country and in Highland.
This year seniors got
to make a difference, not only
in Highland, but in the world.
□ Jessica Stern
Simo Glumac and Stephanie
Quigg were seniors who took
new interest in voting.
c Uu 4 im
Karen Hom yak
Krijly Hood: KC 3-4. Fr Club 1-4. Ger Club
2-4. FN>tS2-4. NHS3-4.Snowb.il/fUko 3-4.
Amy Hook KC3-1 Letter 2-4, Tennis 1 4. Fr
Club l-4.Cer .Qub4, SADD3-4, FNHS 2-4.
NHS3-4 Ann jm*ne Horn BbaU 1 -2. VbaUl -
2. Shall 1-4 Karen Marnysk: Theater 2-4.
Chorua 2-4 Don Houaley Baseball l-2,Ten-
nia 1-4, Sp Qub 2-4. NHS 3-4. Meliaea
Huffman. Maureen Hughes: Aud. 3-4, KC3,
Cheer 1 2. Speech 4, Theater 1-4. ANHS 1-4,
NHS 3-4, SHS 3-4, Saence Olym 3-4. jill
Huitsing; KC 3. Sp Qub 2, SHS 2 Marci
Huitsing KC 3, Sp Qub 2-3. Melissa Hurt!'
Track 1, Sp Qub 2. Karen Hussey. Myasir
Isa Bball 1 -2. Track 1 -4, Sp Oub 1 -4, ANHS
2 4. Bruce Ivers: Bball 1-4, Fball 1-4, Sp Qub
1 Garyjanik. Michael Jasaitis: Pres 2-4, KC
3 4. SC 2 4, Basketball 1, CC 1 -4. Soccer 1 -4.
Track - 4. Sp Oub 1-1 NHS 34. SHS 3-1
Saence Olym .3 -1 Homecoming Court 1
Boys State 3, ITAC4, Lettermen 3-1 Natural
Help. 3. Tim Jenkins: Soccer 3-4 Robert
Johnsen; Baseball 1-3, Bball 1. Fball 1 -4
Karen Johnson Bball 1, Track 2-1 Sp Oub 2
3 ANHS 1-4. Jeremy Jusko; Fball 3, Track 2,
Nat. Help. 3. Kyle Kaczmarek; KC1 Soccer
2-4, Sp Qub 4, Boys State 3, Valentine's
Prince 3,Tumabout Court Kimberly Kallen:
KC 3-4, Gymnastics 1, Fr. Qub 2-3, Chorus
1,2 1 Nat. Help.3 Tracy Kasbaum: KC 1
Shuli 1 CC 1-1 Letter 2-4, Track 1 -4, Sp Qub
2-3, Nat J Help. 3, Homecoming Court, Turn-
about Queen Mary Jane Keeton Aud 1-2.
Key Qub 1 2.4, Sp Qub 2-3, Chorus 34
Adam Kennedy. Baseball 1, Fball 1-3, Ger
aub34.Sp Oub2 Brad Kerr CC 3-4, Wres-
tling 1-4. Ryan Kinney. Edward Andrew
Klapak Jr., Key Qub 1 Link (Editor) 2-1
Shull 2 -1 Fball 1, Sp Qub 2 3, QS3-4. Boys
State3, Nat. Help 4 Mike Koitch: CC 3, Fball
1 April Korem: Aud 1, Letter Girls 2-4,
Gym. 1, Fr. Qubl-3,Theaterl,FNHS34.John
Kowalski: Fball 1 , Build Trades 3. Josn
Kruger. Qass Vice Pres 2-4. SC 2-4, ShuU 1
Letter Qub 2-4, Tennis M. Vball 1-3, Sp
Qub 2-4. NHS 34. SHS 2-4 Natalie Kutie
KC 3, Letter 2. Swimming 1.3. Track 1 -3, Sp
Qub 3, NHS 3 4. Ted Kutscher; Fball 3-1
Track 1,3 1 SADD 1-2. Turnabout Court
Neil Kwiatkowski: Fball 1 Brian 1-abus:
Baseball BbaU. FbaU 1-4, Sp Oub 2-4, NHS
3-4,SHS2-ASaenceOlym.34 Micah Lands-
man. Tim Latko: Aud 2-4, Speech Q 4,
Theater 2-4, Snowflake/ baU 34 like Li-
moncu: Key Qub 2-1 Link 2-3, Ger Qub 1-4,
GNHS1 QS2- 3. Bryan Linebaugh: BbaU 1-
2. Fball 1-3, Swimming 2. Sp Qub 4. Janna
Lippie Lettergirll.Sp. Qub 2. Concert Band
k Marching 1-4, Maj 2. Keith Loudermilk;
FbaU 1-lTrack 1-1 Wr 1-4 Sarah Lounsbury
KC 2, Soflballl -2
Seniors reign as SUPERSTARS!
J une 13,1993. The year,
the month, the day.
that date holds a special place
in all hearts. Although the
past four years have had their
ups and downs, it's finally
over. As we bid farewell to
HHS, we carry along with us
memories of years gone by.
year as we walked in the front
doors and inevitably past the
junior, or worse, the senior
benches? Even though being a
"frosh" was like being a duck
during duck hunting season, it
was not without good points.
Sophomore year was
better because no matter how
bad things got, there was one
glimmer of hope, one light at
the end of the tunnel. Okay, so
there were two lights and they
probably belonged to your
parent’ car, but the point was,
you were behind the wheel.
Acquiring a driver's
license was more then your
picture on a plastic card; it
spelled out one word: FREE-
Junior year is yet one
more rung in the ladder to the
top. Now you carry with you
the title of upper classmen. A
variety of clubs and other ac-
tivities seem to occupy a lot of
It's senior year. Fi-
nally, you've made it. The top
of your class. Not only is it
your school, but your activi-
ties as well. There is an air of
pride in each and every one of
us as we parade through the
halls. "Everything's going to
be a piece of cake."
The funny thing is,
somewhere between the past
and the present, you grew up.
More time seemed to be spent
filling out college applica tons,
working part time jobs, and
studying for tests. It became
harder and harder to make it
through classes, and sixth
hour on Friday never came
soon enough. A common di-
agnosis for this behavior is
affectionately named Seniori-
tis. As the days became num-
bered, more time was spent
writing final papers, and
studying for tests to assure
were sent out, and celebra-
tions were planned. Finally,
it was here. The DAY of days.
You've spent twelve years of
your life preparing for it, and
this is it — graduation.
As your name was
called and all cam corders
were on you a thought hits
you right between the eyes.
"It's over. It's finally over."
□ Avarie Wallner
Cheering on the seniors dur-
ing Superstars are Chad
Carlson, Mike Golumbeck,
Chris Scholl and Garyjanik.
Pat MacCartney: Baseball 1-4, Foot-
ball 1, BPA 4. Renee Maglish: Orch.l-
4. Kara Maicher KC 3-4, Shield 3-4,
Baseball 3-4, Bhall 1-4, LetterClub3 -
4, Track 2-4, Vball 1, Sp. Club 1-4,
Theater 1 . Dave Maloney: Tennis 1-2.
Clint Mann: Swimming 3-4. Mike
Margraf: KC 2-3. Steve Marshall:
Build. Trades Jennifer Matthews:
Brett McCay: Tennis 1-4, Sp.Club 2-4,
NHS3-4. Renee McCay: Aud.l, Link
3, Fr.Club 3-4, Sp. Club 1,4, NHS 3-4.
Mark McCullough: Baseball 3, Fball
1,3-4, Wrestling 1-4, Cer. Club 2-3,
NHS 3-4, Turnabout Court. Mark
McM anus: Aud . 2-4, Soccer 1 -4, Span-
ish Club 1-2, Theater 1-4, Science
Olym.l. Doug McNeiley: Fball 1,
Build. Trades 3-4. M ichel Ie Mendoza:
Sp. Club 2. Jason Miller Soccer 1,4.
Jeremy Miller SC 1-2, Bball 1. Me-
linda Miller Aud. 1-4, CC 2-3, Track
Seniors Take The Lead
D enioryear... The future
is suddenly the present! All
those years of waiting and an-
ticipating have come to an end .
1 1 was thi s year’ s seniors chance
to shine in everything they do!
There was a buzz of
excitment in the air on regis-
tration day. "What year?" the
secretary asked . The student
quietly responds "senior".
Suddenly the realization hits,
"SENIOR!". Whatcomes with
such an honor?
To start the year off,
senior pictures! Everyone has
been behind a camera before,
but not like this! Aside from
dressing up, and feeling your
most beautiful, there were
other great aspects to the ses-
sion. "Lean right here, right on
this block that says 'Class of
'93", the photographer re-
quests. "Wow, this guys talk-
ing to me." Could it really be
true? It is!
As the oldest in the
school, there is responsibility.
Then there is always the plain
and simple truth, the seniors
have seniority! "Step back,
sophomores and juniors, the
varsity spot is mine!" The
proud senior claims.
"You want the lead in
the play, freshman? Think
again, you need experience!"
Experience they want, and ex-
perience the seniors have!
So this year the sen-
iors did shine! Not only as
students, but as leaders as well.
They ran the school quite well,
and I am proud to be one!
□ Jessica Stern
Two leaders have been Mike
Deleget and Julie Grey, on Stu-
dent Council, yearbook, sports
and other activities.
Ann Marie Pagan
1, BPA 1, Theater 1-4, Chorus 1-2.
Russell Milton: Fball 3. David
Modjeski: Wrestling 1-3, Chris
Moore: Ski 2-3, Concert ^Marching
Band 1-4, Science Olym. 2-4. Krissy
Moore: Vball 1-4, NHS 3-4, Home-
coming Court, Turnabout Court.
Stephanie Moreno: Treas.2-3, KC2-
4, SC 2-3, Sp.Club 1-4, NHS3-4, SHS
2-4. Tanya Mullins: Sp. Club 1-2.
Marc Murzyn. Mark E. Murzyn:
Track 2-3, Sp. C lu b 2-3, NHS 3-4 . M i ke
Namovice: Wr. 2. Tim Namovice.
Catherine Nielsen: Ger.Club 1-4,
CNHS 2-4, NHS 3-4. Randy Nort-
man: Aud . 1 -4, SC 2,4, Shield 2, Speech
Club 1 -2, Theater 1 -4, FNHS 3-4, NHS
3-4, Concert Band 1, Orch.l, Science
Olym. 3-4. Brian Novak: Bball 1, Fball
1-4, Wr. 1 . David Ogrentz: SC 1, Fball
Trades 4. Melissa Oliver SC 3-4,
Sball 1-4, Cheer.1-4, Letter 3-4, Sp.
Club 2, NHS 3-4, SHS 2-3. Edward
Olszewski: Soccer 1-4. Holly Oprea:
SC 3-4, Bball 1-2, CC 3-4, Letter 4,
Track 2-4, Fr. Club 1 2, Ski Club 2-3.
Mike Orlich: SC 4, Tennis 1-4, Sp.
Club 2-4, NHS 3-4, SHS 2 4, National
Merit Fina list . Jen n i f er Orzechow icz .
Ann Marie Pagan: Class Treas. 4,
Aud. 3 4, SC 4, Shield 4, Fr. Club 3-4,
Sp.Club 2-4, SHS 2 -4. Scott Palmer
Link 2-3, SC 2, Tennis 2-4, Ger.Club 1-
4, Debate 1-4, Speech 1-4, Theater 1,
3, 1.U. Honors Alicia Panicucci: Aud .
2-4, SC 4, Theater 1-4, Chorus 2-4.
Marcie Parker Sp. Club 1-3, SADD 1
3, Theater 1,3. Jay Parlor. Ivan Pavich:
Link 4. Jim Peters: CC 2-3, Fball 1,
Track 1-4, Ger.Club 1-2. Mike Peter-
son: Ger. Club 1 -2, Theater 3-4,
Concert & Marching Band 1-4. Mich-
elle Pitts. Phillip Plisky: Soccer 1-2,
Sp. Club 1-3, NHS 3-4, SHS 2-3. Chris
Pluta: Build. Trades. Scott Ponce Lori
Popplewell: Aud. 2-4, Theater 2-4,
NHS 3 -4, Concert itMarching Band
1-4. Bradley Porter: Fball 1-3,
Ger.Club 1-4, CNHS 2-4, NHS 3-4.
Jake Quenzler Baseball 1-4, Fball 1-
Quenzler Fball 1-2. Stephanie Quigg:
Sec. 3-4 , KC 3^4, SC 3-4, Bball 1-3,
Letter Club 2-4, Sp.Cl.1-4, SHS 2-4.
CU» 4 mi
From the Parade to the Halls of Ivy
F For many seniors, our
lives will change in a
major way after
Many of us have cho-
sen to go to college to start our
futures. For those of us who
have chosen this step in our
lives, it has been a long and
sometimes frustrating process.
It all began with tak-
ing theever so popular P.S.A.T
test. Remember those S.A.T
prep classes? Some of us sacri-
ficed our Saturday mornings
to leam how to take the S.A.T
"It was really hard to
wake up early on Saturday
morning", states Senior
We learned the tricks
and the trades of the test. Then
it was time to take the actual
test. Once again we woke up
early on Saturday. Some took
the test calmly and stress-free,
while the rest of us were hav-
ing a nervous break down.
Senior Avarie Wallner confided
that she was, ". . . stressed out
After our results were
in, it was time to decide where
to go to school.
First we discussed cost
with our parents. Since college
is expensive, it was a major
factor in deciding where to go.
This was the first time many of
us learned the exact financial
condition of our families, since
the Financial Aid Form had to
be filed in order to get assis-
tance for college.
Because of money
and other circumstances, any
seniors decided they would
stay at home for the first couple
Senior Tammy Ban-
dura explains, "I want to stay
at home at least the first two
years because it's less expen-
sive . Maybe after that, I can
save up enough money to go
away to a state campus for my
last couple years of college."
Once we determined
the cost issue, it was time to fill
out the college applications.
Purdue, IU, and Ball State were
the most popular applications.
Then we waited impatiently
to see whether or not we got
accepted to the universities we
chose. "I'll never forget the
day when I got the heavy
envelope from IU telling me
that I was accepted!", exclaims
Making the decision to
go to college has not been an
easy one. It is a decision that
will affect the rest of our lives.
But we went almost a year
through stressing out about
taking S.A.Ts', and filling out
applications, but that will
benefit us in the future.
□ Ann Marie Pagan
Joanie Kruger, Stephanie Moreno,
Missy Zisoff, Anna Horn, Nadia
Boutros and Misa Isa join Mrs.
Amy Ogrentz and School Board
member Konnie Kuiper.
Chris D. Scholl
Christine Quinn:KC3-4, Cheer.
1-4, BP A 3-4, Sp. Club 1-3, NHS
3-4, SHS 2-3. Joel Radzinski:
Build. Trades 3-4. Donald
Rench: Fball 1,2,4, Track l.Joe
Repking: Lint 3-4, SC 4, Soccer
1,4, Sp. dub 2. Sarah Rich: Let-
ter Club 3, Sw.-4, Sp. Club 4
Rob Rieckhoff: Fball 3, Ger.
Club 2-3. Autumn J. Robertson:
BPA 3-4. Jason Rosing: KC 3-4,
Sp. Club 2-3, NHS 3-4. Carolyn
Ross: BPA 2, Theater 1. Jenny
Ruiz. Christa Rumery: Sp. Club
2, FHA 2-4. Michael Russell.
Patricia Ryan: Basketball 1,4,
Volleyball 1-4. Jerome Sablich.
James Sanchez: Baseball 1-4,
Bballl, Fball 1-2, Wr. 1,4. Mike
Schneider Class Treas. 2, Ten-
nis 1-2, Ger. Qub 1-2, Speech 1-
2, GNHS 2-4, NHS 3-4. Chris
Scholl: Fball 1. Eric Severson:
Baseball 1-2, Fball 1. Jennifer
Shideler. Kevin Simko:
Build.Trades 4. Mary Simpson:
Aud. 1-4, Ger.Club 3-4, Debate
4, Speech 4, Theater 1-4, GNHS
4, NHS 3-4, Concert & Marching
Band 1-4, Nat. Helper 4. Kris-
ten Skaggs: Ski 2, Maj. 1-2,
Marching Band 1-2. Jonathan
Slager KC 3-4, SC 2, Soccer 1,
Sp.Qubl-3, Debate3-4, Speech
3-4, NHS 3-4, Orch.1-4. Jeff
Smith. Shelly A. Smolar Vball
1, Sp. Club 1-3, Shall 1. John
Soltesz: Fball 2, Track 2,4, Jen-
nifer Sons: Sp. Club 2-3, Thea-
ter 1-4, NHS 3-4, Concert &
Marching Band 1-4, Orch. 1-4.
Nancy Sorota: KC 3-4, SC 3,
Cheer. 1, Tennis 1-4, French 3 4,
NHS 3 4, FNHS 2-4, Concert &
Marching Band 1-2. Lauren
Sowsnowski. Josh ua Soto: Fball
3-4, Concert & Marching Band
1-2. KarlineSoto. StcveSparks:
Fball 1, Swimming 1-2. Scott
SpencerSoccer 2, Ger.Club 1-2.
CUn 4 mi
o matter what else has
made up high school, the basic
factor has remained school
work. Whether it was taking a
pile of books home to do
homework, or working before
or after school in whatever
room was free, the basic grow-
ing has been in the academic
Seniors have been at
the learning end of many new
programs which Highland has
embraced. From Early Class
Option for those who wanted
to take another class during
the school day, to advanced
placement classes which ex-
panded from English to the
sciences and math, there have
always been ways to learn.
Computers have be-
come a standard part of every
department, and with more
and more software available
in all the various subjects, stu-
dents have been able to tap
into even more material
known about any subject in
Studying has now
paid off, as grade point aver-
ages and SAT scores make col-
lege and further learning more
accessible. With seniors able
to test out of many freshman
college classes, they can also
save money and walk into col-
lege with some college credits
already earned. For some this
may even lead to early college
graduation, or at least the
chance to take more special-
ized courses. Study pays off!
Kim Kallen learned early to get
work done on time and facts
remembered well. Oreos helped.
Hitting the books pays off!
Ed Stevens: Fball 1 -3, Wr. 1. Mike
StofkocCC 2-3,Fball 1. Erin Stokes:
Fr.Clubl-4, FNHS 2-4,NHS S-4. Jerry
Stowell. Laura StrickhomrCC 1-
3, LetterClub3, Track 1 -3,Sp.Clubl,$-
4, NHS3-4,SHS3-4,Conceit& March-
ing Bandl,2. Anesha
Sullivan:Sp.Club 3-4,Thtr. 3-4, Maj.
1-4. Paul Sullivan:Baseball2,4,Fballl,
Wr. 1 2,4,Thomas Summers lb KC
4, SC 1-2,CC 4, Fball l-3,Swimming
l,Trackl-4, Wr. 2, Ger.Clubl ^Con-
cert & Marching Band l-2,Boys State.
Christopher Swisshelm: Soccer 1-
4. Mike SzczepancIcSki Club 2.Mi-
chael Szczygielski: Fball l-2,Track
3. Vince Tabor Track l-4,Fr. Club 2-
4, FNHS 2-4, NHS 3-4.Tara Tauber
KC 2-4, SC 3, Sp.Club 1-4,NHS 3-4,
SHS 2-4, Maj. l-2,Nat.Help.3,
Ala'a A1 Sharif
Sci.Olym.3-4. Angela Testolin: KC
4,Fr.Clb.l -4,SADD2-4, FNHS 2-
4,NHS 3-4, Snowball 2-4. Jennifer
Tharp: KC 4, Lettergirls 2. Shelly
Thomas: Ski Cl. 2. Karissa T rembicki:
Aud. 1-4, Link 3, 9C 3, hkld 3,BPA
4,Fr.Clubl, Debate l-4,Sp.l-4,Thea-
ter 1 -4. Violet Trivunovic KC2-4,Sp.
Club 2-4, Nat.Help.3. Cari Tuck:
Sp.Club 1-2,4. Michelle Tucker: Aud.
1 -4, SC 1 -2, Shield 3-4, Snowflake 1 -3,
Sp. Clubl-4, Theaterl-4Chorus3-
4. Eric Tucker Fball 1, ANHS 3-4.
Scott Tucker Bball 1, Fball l-4,Track
Lisa Vander Tuuk: Sp.Clubl-3, SHS
2. Margaret Veslocki:Aud. 1-2JCC
4,Fr. Club 1-4,SADD l-4,Theater 1-2,
FNHS 2 -4, NHS3-4 .Jeremy Wagman:
Fball 1, Swimming 1-2. Joseph
Walkowiak: Ger. Club 3. Eric
WallaceCC 3-4,Wr. 3, Sp.Club 4.
Avarie Wallner: KC 3-4 , Shield
3, 4,Swimming3-4, Tennis 1-3, Fr.Cl.l,
ANHS 3-4, Ski CI.2,SADD 2-4. Joni
Weaver. Darren West CC 2-4, Track
2- 4, ANHS3-4.J ill Westberg: Daniell
White: BPA 4, Sp. Club 1. Shannon
Wiist KC 4, BPA 2-4, Sp.Cl. 1-4, NHS
3- 4, Map. Michael Wilson: ANHS3-
4, Concert&,Marching Bd. 1. Jill
WolendowskhSoftball 2,Track 1-3,
Vball 1-4, Turnabout Court. Mike
Wyatt: Bball l,Golf 1-3,
TumaboutCourt.Jason Wynkoop: SC
4Soccerl-2,Tennis 2-4,Sp. C1.2-4,De-
bate 4, Sp.4, NHS 3-4,SHS 2-4,Con-
cert it Marching Bd.1-2, Nat.Helper
3. Stephan Yadron: Tennis 1-4, Sp.
Club2,Sci.01ym3-4Jeff Yatsko: Thea-
ter 3-4,Concert it Marching Band 1-4.
Brandy Younkers: SC 2-4, Bball 1-4,
Letter Club 2-4, Sp.Clubl-
C ourt. Jennifer Zaborowski: Vball 1-
4, Ger.Club 2-4, GNHS 3 4, NHS 3
4. Daniel Zemnitis: Soccer l-4,Thea-
terl 2,4, Concert &MarchingBand 1-
4, Orch.1,2,4. Ryan Zinmer Fball 1,
So. 1,4. Melissa Zisoff: Nat. Help.
Patricia Zoeteman: KC 4, Vball 1, Fr.
Cl.l -3,Snowflake 2-4, Orch.l -3. B nan
Zygmunt:Bball 1-3, Golfl-3, NHS 3-
From Tragedy to Pride, From Debt to Dollars;
Seniors Witnessed America's Political Change
The Class of 1993 was born in the
time of President Ford, who not
[ elected but appointed to the vice-
presidency by Richard Nixon, who fell
from grace through the Watergate Scan-
dal. Not considered a strong leader. Ford
lost to Georgia Governor James Earl Car-
ter in 1976.
World and national crisisbrought
a quick downfall to President Carter. Like
Ford, he was seen as a weak leader, as in
the Iran hostage crisis when 52 Ameri-
cans were held hostage for 444 days.
Carter sent in a rescue mission.
Seniors have long been the mainstay of many
groups. Here seniors add to the pit orchestra
for The Wizard of Oz.
but it failed. Another blow to the Carter
Adminisration was the Soviet invasion of
Afghanistan. At home gas lines were long,
and though the national debt was low,
interest rates were high.
In 1980 America wanted change.
The change came from a man who asked,
"Are you better off than you were four
years ago?" Ronald Reagan became the
40th President of the United States.
President Reagan promised to
bring back the pride of America in the
phrase "We have but every right to dream
heroic dreams." His economic policies
stimulated the economy, and national
pride improved. Reagan was re-elected,
defeating Walter Mondale by the largest
electoral vote in history.
In Reagan's second term the world
took on some major changes. The Ameri-
can President sought a way to eliminate
the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet
leader, Mikhail Gorbechev. They finally
signed the S.A.L.T. treaty in their final
In the mid '80s the country was
prospering, but its problems could not be
dismissed. Although the economy was
the best in post war history, the Reagan
Administration built up a huge budget
deficit. In 1987 the Stock Market crashed.
America reached for the stars as
the Space Shuttle Challenger took off into
space, only to have the flight and lives cut
short in a horrifying explosion.
President Reagan led the nation
through this incident, saying, "The future
doesn't belong to the faintheated, it be-
longs to the brave." Two years later
America returned to space.
The biggest let down of the Re-
agan years was the Iran Contra hearings.
"We did not, I repeat did not trade arms
for hostages," said President Reagan. As
the hearings went on it was apparent that
the White House had traded arms with
Iran. Although this was compared with
Watergate, it never ruined Reagan. He
left with high popularity ratings.
On Reagan’s coattails Vice Presi-
dent George Bush won the 1988 Presiden-
tial race over Michael Dukakis.
Bush was not as effective as Re-
agan in many areas. However, under Bush
the Berlin Wall as well as Communism
fell. Eastern Europe was no longer under
the Soviet Blockade. Germany was reu-
nited and the Cold War was over.
But in August of 1990 Saddam
Hussein sent his army into Kuwait where
they brutally raped and murdered many
"We have drawn a line in the
sand," President Bush said. Then 400,000
troops began "Operation Desert Storm"
on Jan. 16, 1992. Air strikes set up a quick
land war and "Kuwait was liberated."
In the early part of 1992 Bush
seemed unbeatable, but as the economy
stalled and unemployment rose, Arkan-
sas Governor Bill Clinton beat down
opposition and problems to win the Demo-
Some members of the senior class
of 1993 voted for their first time on No-
vember 3,1 992 when America again voted
for change. Bill Clinton became the 42nd
President of the U.S. He and running
mate A1 Gore defeated George Bush and
Indiana’s Dan Quayle.
President Clintion inherits major
problems as the nation moves toward the
new century. Bringing down the huge
deficit, medical reform and creating new
jobs while strengthening the economy are
balanced with foreign problems in
Somalia, Iraq, Bosnia and elsewhere.
"What is past is prologue." These
words ended the movie JFK. They also
inspire us as we, the generation of tomor-
row, move into the future.
□ Ed Klapak
Senior Class President Mike Jasaitis refuels
at lunch time in the cafeteria.
Frau Diana Rogers talks German and Disco
Day with Mike Deleget during a class held
during Spirit Week.
Seniors Jen Abbott, Erin Stokes and Shelby
Smothers enjoy one of the last meals in the
old cafeteria before renovation.
Graduation Draws Closer
A Senior's Farewell
Phil Plisky sits at Senator Richard Lugar's
desk on a leadership conference to Capitol
Hill in Washington, D.C. Below, senior Todd
Giba won a golf scholarship this year .
Take hold of
your life, ap-
ply your gifts
A Nation At Risk
A s the final chapter of our four
years comes to a close, we look to
a new pen to begin writing our next book.
What we have learned through
the past four years is so diverse and yet
still knowledgeable that we must never
let go of it. More importantly, we must
harness our knowledge and pass it on to
No matter how difficult it may
be, the ultimate goal is success.
Things we have learned through
high school, in classes, friendships, fights,
and love, should, in the end, equal out to
the success of you and others. For success
is not only what you make of yourself,
but how you can find, and help make
success in others. Only then have you
Don't forget the people who have
helped you along the way, but also don't
forget the people you have helped. For
helping others is the only way to be truly
We must bring together our past
to start our voyage tothe future. While we
look back on poor mistakes wecan't help
but look toward a promising future.
After all, the future belongs only to those
who are strong and confident enough to
continue even after disheartening events.
As we enter the game of life re-
member to always believe in yourself,
trust in others, and play your hearts out.
May we all have the heart to
understand, the understanding to care,
and the caring to make the world a better
place for our having been here.
Don't think of the end of high
school as the end of just something, but
think of it as the beginning of every-
□ Ed Klapak
UPPERCLASSMEN — At Last!
J unior year, in the eyes of many, is
a very important and productive
year. This year's junior class has
the task of living up to the Class of
But, as you can see, everyone
from the Class of '94 has seemed to shine
through in whatever they do.
With junior year comes many
deadlines and responsibilities ranging
from taking the ever-dreaded SAT's to
arranging the time consuming prom. Not
only do 11th graders arrange prom, they
also supply the funds for the dance. Class
President Mandy Norris feels, "The worst
part about prom is all the fundraising, but
it's nice to see in the end everything come
This year's junior class is led by
President Mandy Norris, Vice President
Linda Montalvo, Secretary Tazio Fenolio,
and Treasurer Jennifer Bognar. The jun-
iors class sponsors are Mr. Adam Baez and
new to the class is Miss Boyd.
As a beginning of the year tradi-
tional Homecoming played a key role in
livesof many juniors. Though the juniors
had zero dollars to spare on their float,
they still worked as a team and put to-
gether a presentable float titled Twister.
Throughout the entire Spirit
Week, juniors were found participating
highly in all the week's festivities. Junior
Katie Smith states, "Although we only
won one event at Superstars, we still put
up a good fight and had fun in the proc-
This juniors were also important
in many clubs and activities, taking on key
roles in many of the school's events. They
were leaders, officers, editors, and key
student body personnel.
Like every other year, the time
comes to move on. Junior Amy Clasgeans
feels, "Although our class isn't as close as
previous junior classes, we still will be
sad when our junior year is over because
it means we have only a year left wi th each
Others like junior Blythe Fritz feel
"Junior year was O.K., but I'll be glad to be
a senior and then finally graduate."
Whether junior year was good or
bad, it all goes by pretty quickly. The ever
so wisdomatic Ferris Bueller sums it up,
"If you don't take time to look around, life
just might pass you by".
Seems someone before him might
have said the same thing, too. . .
□ Amy Finn
Officers and sponsors of the Junior Ciass
lead the group in many ways. They are Ms.
Cindy Boyd, Linda Montalvo, President
Mandy Norris, Jen Bognar, Taz Fegnolio, and
Mr. Adam Baez.
Juniors deal with
O ne of the most obvi-
ous problems and
challenges of the year came
to juniors as well as to all
other members of the High-
land High School family.
When renovation of
the high school and junior
high school building began,
there was some challenge in
a few selected areas.
Break, however, students
returned to find the entire
high school north of the
auditorium, except for the
business wing, off base and
totally under demolition
"We had to relearn
how to get around. Our
classes were changed, and it
did takea little while to learn
the new plan of where
classes were happening,"
says junior Mandy Norris.
With math and so-
cial students in the new gym
temporary classroom area,
and construction dust mak-
ing life interesting in the
music/art/shop hall, jun-
iors and all others learned
With the semester
coming to an end, all saw
how great the newly reno-
vated building would be
fore next year and years to
Hard hats and workers were
part of the scene during all of
the second semester this year.
Junior class work calls
for maturity, new skills
O nce a student
reaches the age of
junior year, many things
In the area of class
work, students begin to
realize the quality of their
work matters more. This
often happens after students
have begun to work at part-
Once students real-
ize bosses and managers at
their places of work expect a
certain level of performance
on the job, students carry
that same thinking over to
school. Class notes become
more important, and there
is a tendency to take class
work more seriously.
Even with the
changing of classrooms and
the distraction of the reno-
vation, it was apparent that
this year’s juniors took their
classes more seriously. W i th
a new president offering
new challenges and a new
school situation making
extra demands, learning
became a newer challenge
and a newer reward.
With the newer
maturity which comes from
age and experience, juniors
also took new interest in
computer usage and the
skills which will help later
in the job market. Studies
showed knowledge of skills
made the difference for job
seekers, and Highland stu-
Senior Karen Dyke teaches
junior Kevin McArdle some
new computer skills.
Hsin Jung Yang
Junior Amy Andreatta gives
some advice to her sophomore
friend, Dedee Ludwig.
the start of
you as a
young adult 1
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End of Junior Year brings
thoughts of future days
nd so it comes to
the end of another
year, yet this has
been a very special year.
Junior year was the
time when many of us grew
into young adults. It was
the time we learned to deal
with the work world on at
least a part time basis, and
when we learned to be more
responsible citizens on the
roads and in our commu-
Our junior year
markeda challenge — learn-
ing how to make the most of
the upsets and difficult
conditions of renovation.
We faced some cold days in
Above, manning the junior
float are Mandy Norris,
Debbie O'Rourke, Amy
Claesgens, Mary Johnson,
Mandy Gunter, Amy Hanak,
Blythe Fritz, and Ms. Boyd.
the new linking hall and
had to find our way around
new halls and new class-
rooms. We also had to have
some classes in the tempo-
rary class rooms in the new
Yet we survived, and
we reached the end of jun-
ior year none the worse for
renovationand all the other
challenges we faced in
classes, with people, and
And with the end
of junior year we now look
forward to graduation pic-
tures, senior year, and
graduation. We are learn-
Left, Molly Begala is up to the
challenges of heradvanced art
class in junior year.
ty* “V D
Renovation's moves bring challenges
ophomores got back into the
swing of things much faster than
they did last year.
Although freshmen year was a
blast, now the class members were no
longer the new kids around Highland High
School anymore. Many sophomores
thought they knew all the ropes, along
with everyday odds and ends; little did
they know, once they took their first step
into school, renovation would soonchange
their minds and a lot of other things as
Geometry and Algebra II classes
were no longer in the junior high section
of the high school bu t no w in the auxiliary
gym. Even though everyone was bewil-
dered, the new, well-equipped Chemistry
labs more than made up for it.
Before Christmas vacation, some
sophomores were down in the dumps,
assuming they would return to school
without a locker. Instead, many of their
minds were blown away when they dis-
covered they were the first owners of the
newly installed lockers.
The word "driving" also means a
lot to sophomores, since it's the year that
most students are eligible to earn their li-
censes. "When I think of the word driv-
ing, my mind is full of the words: free-
dom, responsibility, and curfew. I hope
I'll receive mine soon," explains sopho-
more, Michelle Banjura.
Sophomore year is also the time
that athletes become more serious about
their sports, if they weren't already. Last
year, they were introduced to the sport
and discovered what was expected of
them. This year, many tried to perform
the best they could with hard work and
Last but not least, sophomore
year is the time that many friends be-
come closer to one another. "Last year I
met a lot of new people, but this year 1 got
to know them a lot better," says sopho-
more Sara Menke.
This possibility happened because
sophomore year was the first year many
students were able to have benches. Be-
fore, they used to walk the hallways. This
year, they had the privilege of sitting
down together to do homework, talk,
bond, or whatever comes to mind, at least
during the first semester.
All in all, many agree sophomore
year is unforgettable.
□ Alicia Castillo-Flores
Sophomore class officers for the Class of 1995
are Keith Allen, Angela Castillo-Flores,
Amy Evilsizor, and Tim Jasaitis, shown with
theirclass sponsor, Mr. Kenneth Darrow.They
led the class in fund-raising activities.
David De St. Jean
Sophomore year brings more interest
in college brochures, life on campus
O ne of the neat things
year is the fact college bro-
chures start looking more
looms a year closer, stu-
dents get on college mailing
lists, and the brochures from
both state and out of state
schools begin to arrive
amidst the bills and junk
Looking over what
each school has to offer and
what one's own needs will
be, many sophomores start
getting better ideas about
Sophomore Melanie Wilson
starts thinking about life at
Indiana State University.
Amanda St. Claire
Freedoms have prices
but they move you on
hat does the word
Sophomore mean? As an
adjective, as in the word
sophomoric, it means im-
mature or superficial. How-
ever, as a noun it plainly
means the second year of
high school, and an unap-
petizing word, underclass-
The term "under-
classman" fades away long
after sophomore year is fin-
ished. New opportunities
and experiences are shared
to make sophomore year a
year full of growth.
Earning a driver's
license becomes the antici-
pated highlight of sopho-
more year. Along with the
freedoms a driver's license
brings, new responsibilities
trail not far behind.
Petska says, "It seems pretty
strange to be in a car and
have one of your friends
suddenly pull up beside
The excitement of
actually, having the benches
as a comfortable place to
stopduring the tiresome day
is another highlight.
has many advantages and
disadvantages. It's an in-
between year where any-
thing can happen, but one
thing is for sure; sopho-
more year brings high
school graduation a year
□ Laura Cichon
Sophs enjoy the parade. Phil
Gavranic shows soph spirit to
senior Jeremiah Hamman.
Class of 1996 begins high school as
renovation demands adjustment from all
T he challenges of Freshman Year
have made it different from all
With the renovation in full swing
at the very time this class came onto the
high school scene, there was even more
confusion this year.
"At least we know we weren’t the
only one's lost," says freshman Selena
Cox, who quickly realized many other
older students were also confused about
where new class areas were located.
All freshmen learned the routes
before Chirstmas Break. Then, after they
returned, they had to start all over again.
Says Selena, "It's hard as a freshman, but
you learn to go with the flow. That's the
best way to survive".
To most freshmen, the first year in
high school is fairly interesting. New sur-
roundings make a new environment.
New teachers and new potential friends
make things lively. There are so many new
people and new things to consider, that
freshmen often need simply to step back,
take some time, and perhaps talk with
older studentsabout what all those possi-
bilities can offer.
Students adjust to the different
surroundings. Even those who wereafraid
when they came to high school soon get
Freshman year is a time of learn-
ing to become more mature. Often, how-
ever, some students do not learn this les-
son. It’s hard, but as as long as you have
your friends, you learn to survive.
According to many s students, one
of the most interesting things about Fresh-
man Year is the opportunity to check into
the various clubs and activities at HHS.
There arc elective classes which can begin
to show career possibilities, or at least give
chances to investigate ideas or activities in
various walks of life.
There are also chances to meet
new people who share common interests.
Getting involved in Highland Theatre
Company , a sport, Journalism, speech or
a music group is not only fun. It also can
be a way to develop new friends and new
interests which can carry over after the
high school years are long gone.
With Freshman Year now behind
them, the Class of '96 can smile back on a
year of renovation, coping, and succeed-
ing with the challenges that change put in
their path as they began their high school
□ Jeffrey Chicki, James Laczkowski
Freshmen class officers are Cheryl
Scheeringa, Koula Amanatidis, and
Phrosini Samis. Josh Galiher, another
officer, was unable to appear for the
Julie De La Cruz
Nicole De La Paz
Ho Yi Tam
Sherry Ver Wey
Taking advantage of change
T he traditional first
day of high school
usually finds fresh-
men hunting for their
classes, struggling to get
their lockers open, and up-
perclassmen tossing jokes
This year at High-
land High School, however,
has broken that tradition.
With the renovation, fresh-
men weren't the only ones
lost. Incoming freshmen
were relieved to know they
weren't the only ones striv-
ing to locate classes and
open lockers. They were
also put at ease when find-
ing out how easy it is to fit
Brownwell states, "I ex-
pected fitting tobedifficult,
but the upperclassmen
made it easier."
Many also thought of
their freshman year as a very
exciting one, and one they
did not want to end. "1
never thought the year
would go by as fast as it did.
It was a very exciting and
memorable year for me,"
says freshman Laci Cody.
The '92-'93 school
year was a break in the tra-
dition of freshman confu-
sion as well as a step up for
Highland High School. This
year's freshmen took ad-
vantage of that fact, making
the most of their first year at
Highland High School.
□ Selena Cox
Stacy Wiist practices before
class in band. She is part of
the Marching Trojan Pride.
Senior Mike Peterson
offers some advice
I n my earlier years
of high school, I
always wondered what 1
should do or stay a way from
to make my life in high
school educational as well
Now that I am
about to embark from High-
land, I've learned a lot of
things about life in general.
I have learned by trial and
error whatdoesand doesn't
cut it. Hopefully, the things
I have learned from my
superiors as well as my
friends will make my post-
high school years success-
One of the first
things I have learned over
the years is that everything
that happens to your aca-
demic career should be
taken with extreme serious-
ness. When I would walk
down the halls, I would hear
people saying, "Yeah, man,
I really don't care that 1 got
a D-, but hey, 1 passed."
I hate to break it to
you, but that sort of attitude
will get you nowhere —
whether it be college, trade
school or work.
Secondly, learn to
make the most of the oppor-
tunity to hang out with
friends. People always say
that your years in high
school are one of the most
exciting and special times
of your whole life. Don't let
those good times pass you
by. Looking back, I'll never
forget the times 1 spent with
friends. Even though I'll try
to keep in touch with them,
something tells me that it
just won't be the same after
we get to college.
Lastly, listen to
your parents and teachers.
As I have heard a thousand
times, "You teenagers think
you know everything."
The truth of the
matter is — we can learn
much from our elders. If
you give them a listen to,
you'd be surprised that they
know a whole lot more
about life than what just lies
in a textbook.
□ Mike Peterson
Freshmen Tony Mordus, Brian
McDonald and Jeff Lane learn
they way around the cafeteria
lines for special food.
Renovation proved to be
a very leveling experience
D uring our parents'
the first day of school was
thought of as a dreadful
experience, especially for
The mere thoughtof
meeting upper classmen,
(mainly seniors) was enough
to make any freshman want
to go home and hide under
But thisyear the up-
per classmen were also over-
come with a feeling of nerv-
ousness. Because of renova-
tion everyone was forced to
open new lockers and find
relocated classrooms. This
seemed to be a leveling ex-
perience for everyone.
Older students re-
membered what it was like
to not be sure of where one
was going, freshmen took
the year in stride.
Freshmen seemed to
also be less and less agitated
by "freshmen jokes" as the
year went on. Before, a com-
ment thrown at you from the
benches by your "superiors"
made you want to sink
through a hole in the floor.
Not true now.
Although the first
few weeks of school were
horrendous for easily of-
fended freshmen, they soon
blended in, too. They be-
came just as much a part of
HHS as the rest of the stu-
□ Selena Cox
Above, Katy Evilsizor, Tina
Huitsing, Heather Hugus,
Marcia Miller and Lindsey
Soto fit right in. So do Molly
Gembolisand Monica Dyson.
School Leaders guide changes
through year of renovation
I n this year of renovation and
rejuvenation, the Highland
schools were again led by Super-
intendent Dr. Philip E. Cartwright. At his
side was Assistant Superintendent Dr.
Dennis K. Shawver, with Mrs. Judith
DeMuth serving as Director of Person-
Also working from the main
administration office was Mr. Michael
Boskovich, who helped with many sys-
Below,Mrs. Judith DeMuth served as Director
of Personnel/Labor Relations. Mr. Michael
Boskovich was Director of Auxiliary Services,
working in the computer field.
tem-wide computer problems.
Dr. Renner Vending marked his
third year as Highland High School Prin-
cipal. He was helped by Assistant Princi-
pals Dr. Linda Anast and Mr. Michael
Dr. Kosmas Kayes was not known
to many students but he could be seen
every so often when he emerged from the
renovation areas. He was the Construc-
tion Services Manager.
Dr. Dennis K. Shawver was Assistant
Superintendent. On the page to the right. Dr.
Philip E. Cartwright was Highland's
Superintendent, while at the far right. Dr.
Renner Ventling was HHS principal.
Dr. Linda Anast, HHS Assistant Principal,
was in charge of upperclassman discipline,
and did much in Tech Prep and curriculum.
Mr. Michael Backes served as Assistant
Principal. He took charge of underclassman
discipline and ran report card grades.
Dr. Philip Cartwright guides school system;
Dr. Renner Ventling leads HHS family
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
Mrs. Judith Eller Bell Mr. Harry Ranney Mr. Lawrence Vassar Mr. Burton Masepohl Mr. Konnie Kuiper
Member Vice-President President Secretary Member
John Onoff, P.E.
Doug Pearson, Ind. Arts
Greg Petrin, Soc. Stud.
Bert Poi, Ind. Arts
Debra Pullins, English
Ann Pyke, English
Dan Richardson, Science
Diana Rogers, German
Deborah Ryzewski, P.E.
Karen Schaefer, Music
Lyn Scheidel, Spec. Ed.
Steve Scherer, Music
Mary Certa, French
Dan Chapman, Science
Becky Damasius, Home Ec.
Ken Darrow, English
Craig Deets, Music
Tom Doukas, For. Lang. Coord.
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Ken Dowdy, Art
Roger Emig, Spanish
Jeanette Erhart, Library
Lee Farley, Science
Matt Figi, Math
Sally Fitch, Art
Douglas Fralinger, Soc. Stud.
Nancy Giddings, Guidance
Larry Johnson, Science
Darrell Jones, Math Coord.
Cynthia Kaluf, Math
Dennis Kaminski, Spanish
Gloria Karr, English
Eugene Kelly, Soc. Stud.
Charlotte Kessler, Math
Martin Kessler, Math
Lynn Kimble, Spec. Ed.
Brenda Larsen, Home Ec.
Margaret Leahy, Spanish
Randall Lemon, English
Elia Lopez, Spanish
Barbara Lovin, Bus. Coord.
Bill Martin, Eng. Coord.
Barbara Mayer, Journalism, PR
Jerry Mazur, Science
Doug McCallister, Math
Corally McCann, Guid. Coord.
Judith Musselman, English
Kathleen Nowicki, Science
Kathy Olivotto, Guidance
Mel Anderson, Math
Adam Baez, Spec. Ed.
Catherine Berg, English
Tim Borowski, Business
Cindy Boyd, Math
Ken Bye, Ath. Coord.
Herb Schmidt, Science
Duane Sieb, Bldg. Trds.
Carolyn Slys, English
Thomas Summers, Soc. Stud.
Michael Sunny, Soc. Stud.
Alan Swenson, A.V.
William Thegze, Math
JoAnn Thompson, P.E.
Michael Urban, P.E.
Pam Wilson, P.E.
Mr. Bill Martin named
Teacher of the Year
I n many ways the faculty of a
school is the one group with sets
a tone and makes things happen on a day-
One of the groups hardest hit by
the trials of renovation this year was the
faculty. From the need to pack up entire
classrooms full of books and resource
material to some faculty membershaving
to teach in the undesirable circumstances
of the "new gym temporary classroom
area”, teachers had to deal with renova-
tion and its challenges. All, however,
survived the experience.
This year also saw several teach-
ers honored. Mr. Bill Martin, English
Coordinator, was elected Teacher of the
Year by fellow faculty members. Mr.
Martin teaches Early Class Option Eng-
lish, as well as Advanced Placement Eng-
lish and a regular English class. He also
helps sponsor the Speech and Debate team,
which makes him spend a lot of extra-
long days in the high school. This also
involves several out of town trips during
In a new program initiated by the
Guidance Department and Mrs. Corally
McCann, there were also teachers of the
month selected by the faculty. Teachers
who had been selected at press time were
math teacher Ms. Cindy Boyd, Home Ec
teacher Ms. Brenda Larsen, Foreign Lan-
guage Coordinator Mr. Tom Doukas, and
science teacher Mr. Larry Johnson.
English Coordinator Mr. Bill Martin was
named Teacher of the Year, chosen by his
fellow faculty members.
Far right. Science teacher and former coach
Mr. Larry Johnson was chosen a teacher of
the month for April.
Mr. Marty Kessler was honored by a former
student at Cornell University, and flown out
to be named that student's best teacher.
Melody Boise, Staff
Sulema Cabrera, Sup. Aide
Rose Ceperich, Guid. Sec.
Marty Grubbs, Aud.
Linda Hall, Sup. Aide
Arlene Howard, Att.
Marilyn Kuiper, Sec.
Rosa Mazzocco, Nurse
Amy Ogrentz, Sup. Aide
P. Patterson, Staff
Sue Powell, Lib. Aide
Maggie Rickson, Staff
Cheryl Ryan, Treas.
Veronica Smith, Staff
Don "Sarge" Scott, Sup. Aide
Judy Sorota, Ath. Sec.
Julie Stamper, Staff
Gonzales leads attack
on renovation concerns
L ne of the hidden groups which has
done so much this year of all years is
the custodial and support staff of the high
From the beginning of the year they
began to deal with renovation challenges.
And then, in the weeks before and during
Christmas break, the custodial sta ff was faced
with the task of moving entire classrooms of
books, material and equipment to new or
temporary classrooms. These were in the
junior high school, the "new gym temporary
classroom area", or to other parts of the
building. Some material even had to be
packed and towed away for storage.
Leading the attack on the renova-
tion work was chief custodian Mr. Pete
Gonzales. Answering an almost daily bar-
rage of calls voicing a variety of concerns, he
had to coordinate efforts to stop excess noise,
check out fume sources, try to regulate an
almost unregulatable heating system, and
keep teachers, students, and staff on task.
The end of the year brought another
major exodus of classrooms and moving as
some classrooms were ready and others were
emptied for a summer of renovation work.
Asalways, however, the Highland custodial
staff managed to get the work done.
Mr. Pete Gonzales managed to keep smiling
even through the many calls and concerns raised
becasue of renovation, work.
Staff members assist
with renovation challenges
A s part of this year's duties for the
secretarial and support staff, ex-
tra work involved the concerns caused by
Housed in temporary quarters,
Mrs. Donna Blair, Mrs. Marilyn Kuiper,
and treasurer Mrs. Cheryl Ryan held down
the fort, making do with less than desir-
able conditions. They still managed kind-
ness and professionalism to all who came
Mrs. Linda Hall, Sarge Scott, and
in second semester Mr. George Buck kept
in touch by walkie-talkies. Mrs. Mazzocco,
the nurse, kept administering her special
brand of care in temporary quarters, and
Mrs. Ceperich kept things moving in the
temporary guidance complex.
Above, Mr. Tim Borowski gets down to work
in the new bookstore, located in the already
renovated Business Wing.
Miracle workers were Mrs. Donna Blair, Mrs.
Cheryl Ryan, and Mrs. Marilyn Kuiper, who
made do with very temporary quarters.
It's Friday night. It feels like
I it's getting colder, but
summer is still in the air.
— — — Hundreds of people stand
for the national anthem.
Where are they? Think back
. . . more than likely you were there.
It was the first time casual friends
had seen each other since school let
out the previous June. It was the first
football game of the year, the O'Rama
at Munster. Bring back any memo-
Every year an important part
of the social life at Highland is the
sports program. It creates something
to do on the weekends. For partici-
pants, it becomes a part of their lives.
Anybody who was on a team in high
school remembers the friendships
and memories more than the pain.
Almost as important as the
actual team, are the supporters of it.
Could Highland's cagemen really
have won that incredibly close game
against Portage without the roaring
cheers of the crowd? Maybe, but the
victory wouldn't have been as sweet.
Every member of every team
felt that inner surge of energy
whenever they saw someone cheer-
ing for a win. Ask anyone on the
girl's basketball team.
□ Alice Zakrzacki
Celebrating their last gameas seniors, the
girls basketball team members enjoy some
time together on the basketball court.
Scenes from Trojan football feature Kevin
Loane, Jason Novakand Keith Loudermilk,
as well as action scenes from early in the
Trojan gridiron season.
Right, Alan Keightley gets off a punt.
Below, Keightley and Mike Metrick tangle
it up with the conference opponent.
Reasons I’m In
Football . . .
• It's my life
• I like the physical activity
• Team sports are better
• It's always fun Battling
for the Bridge
• No matter what, the spirit
Football Row l:J.Quenzler, G. Bell, T.
Kutscher, M. McCullough, R. Horka,
D. Rench, P. Dennis, B. Lomax, B Tra-
ziani, S. Shaginaw,2:P. Camp, K. Loud-
ermilk, D. Flores, D. Boersma, J.
Spoljoric, B. Cabrera, J. Kaczka,D. West,
J. Soto, S. Vincent^: A. Bishop, C.
McCooley, J. Lynk, Coach McCoy,
Coach Bomon, Coach Flutka, Coach
Wood ward Row 4: J. Simko, J. Swale,
M. Metric, S Dopka, P. Murzyn, H.
Wimmer 6: M. Metrick,J.Novak,S.
T ucker,COmck,CCa rlson, B. J oh nson,
A. Keightley,J.Elo,R, Cook, A. G ho Ison.
JV FootballRow 1: N. Damasius,C.
Slceman, J. Rataczak, P. Bishop, B.
MacDonald, E. White, J. Lane, J. Gunn
Row 2: B. Houchin, R. Kracina, J.
Skaggs, S. Zimniak, M. Haveus, J.
Oxford, J. Wilson, D. Grigson Row 3:
Coach McCallister, T. Mordus, J.
Smigla, M. Stout, R. Isa, D. Wilson, A.
Parrillo,J. Wagman,T.Sowinski, Coach
GibaRow: 4: J. Payne, A. Jazyk, G. Czaja,
E. Johnson, M. Alcala, J. Tarka, R.
Gordon, Coach O'Donnell.
* 7 *
A dynamic duo throughout their football
seasons at Highland, Brian Loane and
Kevin Loane have worked hard.
Calumet Victory Remains
Johnsen leads Trojan attack
he Highland Trojans football
team, for the second year in a row,
ended up with a 1-8 record.
In August the team showed
great enthusiam towards the new sea-
son. Opening night took place at
home, even before the school year
started, against Portage in a 41-14 de-
Just as last year, the Trojans
only win came against Calumet. The
score was 20 -13 at the end of the third
quarter in favor of the Wariors. The
biggest play of the year happened
when Jake Quenzler ran back an inter-
ception 25 yards for a touchdown and
to put the Trojans in track. Coach
Above,Tom Mici.alekand Doug Boersma
move in for the kill in the Munster game,
the famous Battle for the Bridge.
Flutka elected to go with two point
conversion and the win. It worked
perfectly and the Trojans won 21-20.
There were many exciting
plays in this disapointing season. Who
could forget Dopka’s 76 yard game
against ECC; and to top him Doug
Boersma had a 1 1 7 yard game?
The season ended with a 36-14
loss to Andrean in the Sectional.
The MVP for the team was
Bruce Ivers. There were, however,
many players who excelled.
At the end of the season Coach
Flutka offered his resignation. He
leaves Trojan coaching with a legacy of
always playing by the rules. "Coach
Flutka has given his life to the team
and the players past an present respect
that," says Brian Labus, Head Athletic
□ Ed Klapak
New pool still on its way
Girls end last season in old pool
winner's take your marks. . . .
To the members of the girls
swim team, these words mean a lot.
Senior swimmer Avarie Wallner says
"When I hear those words I just ex-
plode and give it all I got!"
This season the Lady Trojans
gave it all they got and started with a
great record of 4-0. Then they suffered
a tough 4 losses in a row. One of those
losses was a mere 1 point loss to Crown
Point. "Of all the teams, we wanted to
beat Crown Point the most, but losing
13 points for diving hurt us," states
Senior Beth Caddick.
At the second meet of the sea-
son, the girls were without Coach Brian
Toweson. He was a little bed up, be-
coming a father to baby girl! The girls
gave Toweson a great baby gift by
defeating Chesterton for the first time
in 8 years. Leading this year's team
were Captains Melanie Grau and Sarah
Rich, both victorious relay teams and
excellingin their individual events also.
This year, earning 1st Team
All Conference were Junior Paula
Zaborowski in 100 Fly and Senior
Captain Melanie Grau in the 500 Free.
Earning 2nd Team All Confer-
ence was the 200 Free Relay team con-
sisting of Sandy Auksel, Paula Zabor-
owski, Kelli Blahnik, and Jackie
Rohling. Jackie also received All Con-
ference honors in the 50 Free.
Highland also had many
swimmers in the Top 12. The team
ended up 4th place, being only 22
points away from the 3rd place team,
rival Crown Point.
Traditional for both boys
and girls swim teams following Con-
ference is Coach Toweson's annual
lasagna dinner. Later after the meet
the team members meet at Coach's
house and he serves them homemade
lasagna and garlic bread . This is said to
be one of the bonuses of being a mem-
ber of the swim team.
As the Sectional meet is ap-
proaching thegirlsgo through a period
called tapering. This consists of elimi-
nating morning workouts, and cutting
the workouts almost in half. For ex-
ample, in the heart of the season the
girls do close to 1 0,000 yard s in one day,
the week of sectionals they d id a total of
10,000 yards for the week.
The first part of Sectionals
consists of the Preliminary Meet, which
was held this year on Thursday, Oct.
20. This day is where one must place in
the top 12 to advance to the final meet.
Highland was proud to say all
of the swimmers that swam that day
placed in the top 12 and advanced to
the final meet. The second part of the
meet is the Final Meet. Sophomore
Gina Giovanelli sums it up by saying,
"It's all or nothing at this point, you
either do your very best or your abso-
lute worst, that's just how sectionals
At the final meet on Saturday,
Highland had six 2nd places. Placing in
the Top 6 were swimmers: Paula Zabo,
Marilee Bennington, Melanie Grau,
Sandy Auksel, Kelli Blahnik, Jackie
Rohling, Gina Giovanelli, and Amy
Finn. Qualifying for the state meet was
Freshmen Jackie Rohling in the50 Free,
and the 200 Free relay consisting of
Sandy Auksel, Paula Zaborowski, Kelli
Blahnik, and Jackie Rohling.
The team as a whole had the
best team Highland has seen in awile.
They had a winning record of 8 6. Also
for the first time in long time the girls
finished 3rd at the Highland Invite,
defeating Lake Central and blowing
away Crown Point by over 100 points.
Looking back over the year is a
cause of joy for the coach. "I'm very
proud to be the girls swimming coach,
thegirlshad an excellent season, show-
ing great enthusiasm and hard work all
season long" says Coach Toweson.
□ Amy Finn
Swimming: Row 1: S. Gowcns, S. Linden, V.
Kerr, M. Litavcz, A. Kay, M. Bowen, E. Cambell,
G. Giovanelli Row 2: D. Drlich, K. Blahnik, J.
Filipowitcz, A. Finn, P. Zaborowski, M.
Bennington, K. Fultman, W. Kish Row 3: Coach
Toweson, J. Rohling, B. Caddick, S. Auksel, S.
Rich, M. Grau, A. Wallner, D. O'Rourke, A.
Pawlus, E. Ring.
Sarah Rich gets excited about a time, while
Sandy Auksel gets some refreshment
during one of the girls' meets. Shari Linden
checks some of the latest scores.
Senior Jenn Zaborowski jumps up to
return the shot during a critical play at a
Highland home game.
Senior Amy Stasny attempts to block a
shot while team members Patty Ryan and
Kim Cowgill look on.
Varsity Volleyball: Row 1: K.
Lane, D. Conn, C. Ossanna, A.
Hanak, C. Renders, Coach
Gamaleri. Row 2: A. Stasny, ].
Zaborowski, P. Ryan, K.
Moore, J. Wolendowski, K.
Reasons I'm In
• I love the conditioning in the
• I don't mind a grueling sport
• We like wearing our spankies
• We love the feeling of blocking
• We love our coaches
IV Volleyball: Row l.K. Colter,
R. Guzman, M. Kantowski, A.
Govert,J. Waldron, K.Johnsen.
Row 2: Coach Elston, L. Ellis,
B. Norris, G. Grelecki, N.
Shiperek, K. Williams, S.
Spike it. Lady Trojans!
Seniors lead this year's squad
H ighland's volleyball team was
serving up a great season, and
everyone in The Region became aware
This was done as the team
showed a terrific record of 16-13 over-
This year's team was led by
seniors Amy Stasny, Jill Wolendow-
ski, Patty Ryan, Kim Cowgill, Krissy
Moore, and Jen Zaborowski. Coaches
included Julie Gamaleri and Brian El-
ston. With leadership like this, the girls
volleyball squard continuously
bumped off many difficult teams from
The season was off to a good
start. The first game was against Calu-
met. "All of us were really nervous, but
we remembered how hard we had
worked all summer long. We knew it
would pay off," remembered junior
The girls did work in the sum-
mer. Every day they got up early and
practiced hard in the gym's intense
heat. Later in the day they would come
back to work, and even more practiced
during open gym. "I'm really happy
how strong our team ended the season.
We worked really hard . By the time the
first game rolled around, we were all in
excellent shape," said senior Jill Wolen-
The girls' strongest moment
was when they beat Valpo. It was a
tough game, but Highland ended up
on top. Also, an important win was
gainst Whiting. Both games were un-
expected, yet pleasant, surprises.
Not only did the team have
memorable moments from just on the
court; they had some off the court, too.
This can be shown in the example of
making some good friends at Andrean
The team gathers around coaches Mrs.
Julie Gamaleri and Mr. Brian Elston to
confer about their next moves.
Junior Carrie Ossanna and senior Patty
Ryan reach high above the net, even higher
than their opponents.
Senior Amy Stasny gives her team a little
pep talk of encouragment on the court
before the game starts.
Senior Don Houseley jumps back to re-
turn an overhand smash from his oppo-
nent. Don was a Link Athlete of the Issue.
Junior Bob Galic concentrates on the ball
as he gets set to ace an area opponent with
one of his powerful serves.
Coach Jerry Mazur gives one of his infa-
mous speeches to give a little confidence
to his winning team.
Number One Singles Player Jim Bajaj
shows some of the form that won him the
honor of Highland's best this year.
Senior Bryan Butcher sets himself for a
shot by a Munster player in regionals.
Byran was one of the most improved.
Boys Sectional Repeat
Jim Bajaj leads Trojan attack
A he H ighland Boys Tennis Team
racked up another winning season,
winning another Highland Sectional
Senior Jim Bajaj led the team
this year as the Number One singles
player. He was 5-1 in conference play,
and won First Team All Conference for
the second year. He also earned this
honor as a sophomore. Jim was Num-
ber One singles player for his sopho-
more, junior and senior years, and
served as captain of the team this year.
The first sectional match re-
sulted in a 5-0 win against Gavit. Sec-
ond to fall to Highland was a Lowell
squad, with a score of 4-1 .
In regional action, the High-
land team beat Crown Point in the
opening round, 3-2. Don Houseley,
Steve Yadron, Brett McCay and Ben
Waldron all won. In the championship
match , however. Highland bowed to
This tennis team had some
unique features. They came together as
freshmen, gradually building their
skills through the years. According to
Jim Bajaj, "It all came together in junior
year a t sectionals, where we came away
with a win. We finished the season at 9-
9 that year, and continued our success
into our senior year."
Highlights of the season in-
clude close matches with Valpo,
LaPorte, and Munster, both highly
ranked teams in the state. This year
there were also three people named All
Conference. They were Jim Bajaj, Don
Houseley, and Steve Yadron. They also
finished second in the Highland
Dash for the Finish Line
Veterans, new blood help team
E ndless Miles.
Sure felt like it, but towards
the end of the season it all paid off for
the Long Blue Line.
The girls cross country team
finished as conference runners-up and
sectional runners. Outstanding per-
formances were turned in by Jill Be-
gala, Becky Tabor, and Jill Petska re-
ceiving All-Conference honors.
This year was a learning expe-
rience for the girls with their new coach,
Rick Espitia. The Long Blue Line was
led by captains Holly Oprea and Tracy
Kasbaumand by veterans Alice Zakrza-
cki and Jill Petska.
The team was full of new run-
ners who filled the graduates' shoes
well in running, and in keeping up
with the old traditions.
The team had taken many
adventurous trips to compete, such as
Carmel, the famous Ben and Jerry's ice
cream store, and the unforgettable
Rebel Invite where the gunman held
the captives in the school, and the loud
and annoying town siren went off
during the meet. Never a dull meet, to
Junior Shannon Bateman sums
it up by saying, "This is the best team
I've ever been on. We're all the best of
□ Tracy Kasbaum
Stretching is a key point to conditioning
before the run. Just as Holly Oprea,
pictured below. Below, left, Jill Petska
and Jill Begala show their form as they
compete in conference action.
Reasons I'm In
Country . . .
Loscalzo, An. Castillo, Al. Castillo-Flores.
Team captains Tracy Kasbaum and Holly
Oprea. Below: Alice Zakrzacki, Jill Petska,
and Alicia Castillo-Flores.
I love the long distance
• This sport keeps you
honest with yourself
• Team sports are better
• Traveling to meets is a
• The spirit never dies
Cross Country: Row 1: T. Kasbaum, H.
Oprea, S. Bateman. 2: J. Petska, B. Tabor, J.
Begala, V. Troppman, J. Rinas, Coach
Espitia, A. Fozkos, A. Zakrzacki, L.
Senior Captains Holly Oprea and Tracy
Kasbaum contributed in more ways than
one to the girls.
Alice Zakrzacki, Jill Petska, and Alicia
Castillo-Flores relax after a mud run meet
at the Highland Invite at Lemon Lake .
The girls team shared a lot of secrets and
fun over the season, posing for informal
pictures to remember good times.
Junior Nate Dwenger was a star this year,
starting as a dark horse and moving to the
top of the rankings.
Racers rest. BelowHighland's top seven
varsity runners take a break before lining
up for the big race.
Cross Country: Row 1:
D. West, E. Taylor, J. Pet
ers, B. Kerr, Row 2: N.
Dwenger, T. Summers,
D. Johnston, M.Jasaitis,
Coach Bernie Zeman.
Reasons I'm In
Country, ♦ .
• We get to ride with the
girls to meets
•To ride on the West
World Ferris Wheel!
• Monday parties
• The "Mud Runs"
• Our coach is a movie star
It's Quality, not Quantity
Dwenger, Peters lead way
T he boys Cross Country team
had a great season, picking up
the pace as they went along.
This year's team was small, but
mighty as they worked hard, compet-
ingagainst teams three times their size.
They used the philosophy of "quality,
not quantity"and they definitely
showed the rest of the conference some
The season began rough as jun-
iorNate Dwenger and sophomore Joey
Peters strode to lead the way. They
made up for the loss of their number
one runner, Mike Jasaitis, who was
struggling with bronchitis. Jasaitis
eventually made his way back up to
the top pack, where the three men ran
together as Highland's best, receiving
One of the boys' best efforts
was at the Highland Invite, held at
Lemon Lake this year, as a result of the
renovation. The course was a real chal-
lenge, not to mention all of the rain and
mud they ran through. Covered with
mud from waist down, the boys placed
very respectively in a large field of
Next year Highland's team
should do well, dominating the new
Lake Ten Conference. This will include
Whiting, Hammond Clark, Griffith,
Munster, Highland, Morton, and
Bishop Noll. The team should be led by
Nate Dwenger, who will be a senior,
and Joey Peters, who will be a junior.
The cross country coach is
Bernie Zeman, who is a cross country
Highland Hall of Famer himself.
□ Tracy Kasbaum
Nate Dwenger, Joey Peters, Mike Jasaitis,
and Darren West take off at a fast time,
looking fora good race.
The boys team pairs up with thegirls cross
country runners. The teams shared a lot
together this year, including dedication.
Trojans in tough season
Frosh win third tournament
rom the stands you could
hear the cheers. They were
led by the cheerleaders and
welcomed by the team.
In the beginning of the season
there were only two seniors chosen
for the team. The Trojans were young
but had more size than lastyear’steam.
Running drills in practice
strengthend the team for a season
opener against Morton, which the
Even after a few losses the
team bounced back to win the
consolation game in their own
Under the direction of Coach
Urban the team moved through some
Right after the tournament
Highland took a loss to Andrean. The
cagemen, for the rest of the season,
posted a 4 - 16 record.
Before the sectional Highland
Junior Tony Lane kisses the ball off the
glass at a team home game against
Chesterton High School.
played a whole - hearted game against
M.C. Elston. The Trojans came up on
the short end in a 66-64 loss to M.C.
On the last play of the game a M.C.
player dunked to capture the win.
Again like last year the crowd
was loud and in favor of the T rojans a t
the sectional. Because of the support
given by the Highland fans the school
recieved the Sportsman Award and
Nothing seemed to go the
Trojan’s way thisyear. Underclassmen
await the new Lake Ten conference
and season next year.
□ Ed Klapak
Who is that balled-headed man? Why, it's
Mike Golumbeck with sidekick Jason
Rozanski in the back court!
Mike "Gumby" Golumbeck attempts a
fadeaway jumper, a sure two points for
this senior star of the team.
Varsity. Row 1:T. Lane, F. Marti-
nez,D.Bocrsma, M. Golumbcck,
S. Shaginaw, B. Loane Row 2: J.
Rozanski, A. Keightley, J. Dur-
ham, S.Vukas, Coach Elston,
Coach Urban, Coach Hedges, M.
Peters, B. Galic, K. Loane, D.
/VRasketball. Row 1:R. Markley,
T. Adkins, P. Gavranic, Y. Isa, T.
Trivunovic, Row 2: F. LaSota, N.
Dwenger, N. Wcyer, J. Hamstra,
Reasons I'm In
Basketball* . .
• I like the large crowds
• The new uniforms are nice
• Wanted back to back sec-
• Pisging out at coach's house
• The team sticks together
through thick and thin
Senior Doug Boersma looks for a pass
inside. He was co-captain of this year's
team as well as a great player.
Frank LaSota takes a moment to anticipate
his opponent's move before passing.
Frank will be a returning letterman.
Four move to Semi-State
New coach revs up team
T his was a grapple to the finish,
but this year the Highland
High School Trojan wrestlers
also ended up on top in spite of some
The wrestling team started the
season fresh wi th a ne w mentor. Coach
Augustin. "Thanks to him, our team
improved a lot this season, and our
program is once again on the way up,"
stated sophomore wrestler Larry
Although the team was incon-
vienced a bit because their usual prac-
ticing facility, the "new gym” was con-
verted into 14 temporary classrooms
for the year because of the renovation,
the team still had just as intense a time
practicing on the south side of the big
Meriting Second Team All-
Junior, Scott Mulcahey raises an arm in
victory contributing another win for his
Conference honors this year were jun - 1
iors Jason Spoloric and Tim Gordon.
Placing third was junior Scottie Mulca-
hey, and sophomore Brad Joseph.
The wrestling season didn’t
end there. At the sectional Tim Gor-
don, Jason Spoljoric and Brad Joseph
earned firsts. Scottie Mulcahey and!
Larry Janovski took seconds, and all
four advanced to the regional meet.
Making Highland feel proud,
Spoljoric, Gordon, and Joseph all placed
third and advanced to the semi-state
meet. This was seen as a real victory for
the renovation replaced team.
Junior Jason Spoljoric stated,
"Although none of us advanced to the
state meet, qualifying for the semi-state
was a great accomplishment and expe-
rience for all of us."
□ Amy Finn
Getting ready to attack his opponent, team
leader, Tim Gordon, mentally prepares
for his next match.
tVrest/ing'Row 1: Coach Pointer,
A. Bamcs,T. Gordon, J.Spoljoric,
J.L. Janovsky, T. Roscnbloom,T.
Ogrance, K. loudcrmilk, P.
Murzyn, J. Sanchez, B. Watrob
Coach Moriqucs. Row2-:J.Rippe,
B. Joseph, T. McClean, P. Dennis,
M. McCullough, V. Vasile, M..
Havens, B. Lomax, C. Michaels, J.
Orban. Row 3: M. Poppclla, S.
B. Kerr, A. Bishop, J. Escavedo, J.
Crawford, Coach Augustin, W.
Reasons I'm In
Wrestling * . .
• We have a great tradition
• Every meet is a challenge
• Making weight isn't
always that hard
• Even without our regular
area, we practice well
• We stay in excellent shape
A human pretzel? No, it's Brad Joseph
finishing off his opponent for the move
that will get him the win.
Stopping to smile for the camera, junior
Scott Mulchay continues his winning
streak by pinning a Munster rival.
Top left, senior, Aaron Bishop struggles to
get out of a tough situation. Aaron
eventually pulls through to victory.
Just a few morestrokes until Mike Deleget
receives another first in the 50 free style.
He was named First Team All Conference.
State Qualifier Tom Czyszczon takes a
breather. Tom was second team All
Conference in the 100 meter Back Stroke.
Jon Seremet cuts through the water
showing the intensity of competition a
Reasons I'm In
Swimming* * .
• I've been doing it all my life
• It's great exercise
• I love the pressure
• Even with no pool, it was a
• I love the feeling of winning
Boys Swimming: Row 1:
D. Damasius, M. Deleget, T.
Czyszczon, C. Mann, Coach
Toweson. Row 2: J. Hope, W.
M. Snowdin,P. Callaway,S.
Vincent. Row 3: J. Seremet, J.
Musser, J. Skaggs, D. Wilson, M.
Underwood, D. Biel,M.Plaweki.
No pool, yet they succeed
Win streak still stays intact
m w m hisyear, there have been many
m final performances.
One in particular was that of
the last meet in the old pool. Highland
defeated rival Portage, 91-90. To
celebrate the moment. Coach Toweson
was given the sole opportunity to to be
the very last one in the pool, clothing
After Christmas break and the
closing of the old pool, the swimmers
began practicing at Griffith High
School. "Practices were really crowded,
we only had three lanes to practice in".
Sophomore Paul Callaway stresses.
Lake Suburban Conference
was a day for many champions.
Winning All-Conference honors were:
M. Delegate in the the 100 Breast and
the 50 Free, T. Czyszczon in the 200 1M
and the 100 Backstroke, D. Damasius
for the 100 Fly andthe Medley Relay
team of Damasius, Callaway, Deleget,
The team's performance
throughou t the season was highlighted
at Sectionals. Darron Damasius placed
first in the 100 Fly. Also earning top
places and a spot in the state
competition were Mike Delegate in the
100 Breast. The Medley relay team of
Words of encouragement are all Tom needs
to come out on top at a home meet. Tom
was a team backbone for four years.
Czszczon, Callaway, Delegate and
Damasius also made the state cuts.
At the state meet, Damasius
placed 20th out of 32 butterfliers, The
Medley relay team placed 28th, and
Deleget received 29th in the 100 Breast.
Finishing up their season at 8-
6, the boys said goodbye to the Seniors
and a season full of memories. Senior
Mike Delegate recalls, "Although the
season had its difficulties, we pulled
together as a team. When it came down
to it, we toughed it out."
□ Avarie Wallner
Darron Damasius surfaces in the old pool.
He was named the Most Valuable
Swimmer and was a state qualifier.
First Saturday Nite Game!
J. O. Closes Coaching Career
T he girls started their regular
season with a ten point sweep
over Gavit, and ended with a
much deserved win over Gary Wirt at
the final home game.
"It was nice to end our regular
season wi th a win at home," says senior
point guard Brandy Younkers. Brandy,
along with starting guard sophomore
Amy Govert, received Honorable
Mention All Conference.
The team battled its way
through some tough competition that
resulted in several exciting wins and
some disappointing losses.
Junior Carrie Phillips com-
mented, "Win or lose the team had a lot
of hustle and determination inside."
That feeling inside could be
seen at the first ever girls Saturday night
game, which was against Morton.
"In all the games I've played in
high school ball," said three year start-
Senior Brandy Younkers plays tough
trying to get through the defense. Brandy
was a co-captain this year.
ing forward Julie Gray, "I was never so
psyched for a game as I was for the
game against Morton. The band and
largecrowd makeit a memorable night."
Patty Ryan, Beth Caddick, Kara
Machier, Gray and Younkers, all sen-
iors, contributed on and off the court.
Like every new season, returning
players will fill the hightops of previ-
ous players. However, next year there
will be some big sneakers to be filled.
Major award winners were:
Most Valuable, Amy Govert; Most
Improved, Cherri Greeson; Best Men-
tal Attitude, Laura Moore.
Coaches John Onoff, Dan
Richardson, and John Valiska are end-
ing their basketball legacy this year as
Coach Onoff retires from coaching.
Each has given time, effort, dedication,
and love for their teams and games.
They will be missed greatly.
□ Julie Gray
Coach John Onoff gives last minute
instructions. Leaving coaching this year,
players will remember his quality.
Varsity: Row 1: K. Lane, A. Govcrt,
C. Ossanna, B. Younkers, L. Moore,
K. Phillips. Row 2: N. Shipcreck,
M. Norris, B. Caddick, P. Ryan, J.
Gray, K. Maichcr, C. Greeson.
/.V.: Row 1: J. Kobcska, J. Bogusz,
A. MacFarland, J. Cunningham, B.
Cowgill, J. Waldron. Row 2: J.
Sowinski,C.Ruhs, M.Billadcau, B.
Norris, K. Amanitidis, M. Howell,
ft 01' ft ft
Reasons I'm In
Basketball * .
• I enjoy eating tacos at
• Listening to Coach V's jokes
• The feeling of winning
• Identifying with M. Jordan
• Pre-game pep talks
Senior Julie Gray prepares for the
freethrow rebound against her opponent
from Gary Wirt. Julie has been a huge part
of her team's success as co-captain of the
Lady Basketball Trojans.
Amy knows basketball. Even as a Brandy Younkers gets ready to pass the
sophomore, Amy Govert has already made ball while Andrean players try to sabatoge
a name for herself as an excellent ball her efforts in first quarter action,
player. Look to the future formore success.
• It makes for a great tan
• The huge crowd support
• Fifty innings of great play
• The sound of the crack of
• Those incredible games
JV Softball: Row 1: P.Samis, S.Guiden, L. Mgr. J. Bence, M. Howell, C. Ruhs, J.
Hoolehan, B. Norris, S.Finke,K. Williams, Waldron, M. Semjo, Asst. Coach Barney.
J. Bogusz, M. Miller, K Johnsen, Row 2:
Reasons I'm In
Softball * ♦ <
Senior Captain Carrie Ossanna shows her
concentration and concern as she discusses
strategy with Coach Bence.
Right, Nicole Shiperek looks for a sign
from the coach as she plans some base
Now sliding into home, Nicole Shiperek
adds another run to the Lady Trojan tally
sheet in a home game.
Right, Heather Skertich also sees some
action at home plate as the renovation
building material looms behind her. De-
spite renovation, the season went on.
< 4 ^ Softball
Above, senior Melissa Oliver awaits a
turn at bat with concentration.
Left, the heart of any team is the coach and
his strategy. Here the infield gathers to
plot the best defensive action in a tense
part of a home softball game.
Below, successful pitcher Lisa Banas gets
ready to uncork a fast one.
Ossanna, Oliver lead team
Girls post E.C., Griffith wins
T he girls softball team got off to
a good start despite the odds.
The season began by beating
East Chicago and Griffith.
Co-Captains Melissa Oliver
and Carrie Ossanna led the team, pro-
moting not only spirit, but with great
team play and hard work as well.
The team was also bolstered
with the presence of three seniors.
Anna Horn, Melissa Oliver, and Sarah
Loundsbury. Thepitchingwasa strong
point of the team, with Lisa Banas,
Sarah Menke, and Sarah Loundsbury
giving strong performances on the
This team was also very
young , but they surprised everyone
with agreatseason. Varsity Coach Jerry
Stein said/Tm very proud of the way
these girls came together as a team."
Coaches Jerry Stein and Jeff
Bence had faith in these girls, and they
look forward to a promising future.
Varsity. Baseball: Rowl: M. Klapkowski, G.
Bell, S. Shaginaw, J. Govert, M. Harwood, T.
K. Loane,P. MacCartney,C.Dunn,D. Boersma,
3: Coach McCallister, S. Chickie, D. Cobel, J.
Sanchez, B. Ivors, B. Labus, Coach Miller.
JV Baseball: Row 1: P. Wojinich, D.
Schwerin, C. Mullins, Y. Isa, T. Adkins, T.
Fender, Row 2: R. Horka, P. Gavranic, B.
Carera, N. Pierson, C. Orrick, B. Skaggs,
Senior Doug Boersma fires an accurate
throw across the infield. He is a veteran of
Trojan baseball action.
Jason Govert bears down, firing a fast ball
early in the season, when rain stopped
Far right, Doug Boersma handlesa hot line
drive in a home game against the Munster
Trojans field great team
Rain can't mar good season
his year's baseball Trojans
came back in a building sea-
son, having lost a lot of talent to gradu-
ation last year.
Back to back victories over
Lake Suburban Conference foes Lake
Central and Munster were the high-
light of the season.
Jason Govert was the starting
pitcher, and ended the season with one
of the best records in the area.
Blase Spoljoric played leftfield,
and not only did well on defense, but
was a star on offense. A senior this
year, he will be missed when next
year's squad gets together.
Coach Dan Miller again led
the squad, and though a rainy spring
caused havoc with the schedule, the
team continued to improve as the
weather grew warmer.
Top, Blase Spoljoric turns a keen eye
toward the pitcher's mound in a an
important at bat against Lowell.
Top, Chris Dunn readies a throw to first
after snagging a grounder. Defensive
strength helped the Trojans.
Senior Jason Govert, speaking
of the season, said, "We had a good
team this year, and although we didn’t
go as far in state as in the past, this team
has a lot to be proud of."
Some of the better games of
the season included not only the wins
against Munster and Lake Central, but
victories over Bishop Noll and
Hebvron, again in back-to-back wins.
Taking two straight from
Hebron in a double-header was also a
highlight of the season.
With stars like Bruce Ivers,
Blase Spoljoric, Jake Quenzler, Doug
Boersma, and James Sanchez, the Tro-
jans fielded a strong contender against
Lake Suburban Conference opponents.
Govert and Mike Harwood were also
strong off the mound for the Trojans.
□ Dave Flores
Jason Govert works through an at bat as
Blase Spoljoric edges down the line from
third base. Coach Miller watches.
Above, Senior Steve Chicki swings some
lumber for his at bat as the team cheers on
runners already on base.
Joe the trainer prepares to give some
attention to Nate Dwenger's sprained
ankle during a meet.
Right, Scott Tucker gets all his power
behind a toss of the shot put early in the
outdoor season of track.
Josh Durham's extra effort allows him a
victory over the Calumet runner during
the 300 hurdles in a home meet.
• I It's a great sport for self
• The challenge is all mine
• We get to play the best
• Team spirit is high
• There's an event
Track: Row 1: A. Underwood, B. Wurst, J. T. Summers, E. Ellis. Row 4: Coach Espitia,
Biel, P. Whitener Row 2: E. Wallace, J. Coach Valiska, Coach Summers, N.
Skaggs, N. Damasius, J. Klocek, T. Manton, Dwenger, T. Kutcher, K. Louderinilk, J.
J. Peters, M. Matrick,Row 3: S. Tucker, V. Peters, Coach Milligan.
Tabor, D. Johnston, T. Gordon, M. Jasaitis,
Another hurdle passed!
Durham, Dwenger set pace
T he boys were prepared to go
outdoors when the time came,
and they proved in by placing
highly in almost every event in their
The team crushed Munster by
almost 30 points. They also showed
talent at the Highland Invite by placing
second in a field of area teams and
second in the Calumet Relays, with
Josh Durham running away with hon-
ors of the Best Athelete of the Meet.
This year's team was led by
sophomore Josh Durham in the sprints
and the jumps. Durham often captured
the 1 00, 200, and long jump titles, not to
mention that he didn't even compete in
high jump, which took him to the state
Above left, Jim Peters legs it out on the
home stretch for another win during the
outdoor track season, getting the most of
his power and training.
Taking a breather before the next event is
always a ritual in track, but it also helps
restore energy and allows time to
concentrate on the next event.
meet lastyear. Aaron Underwood and
Briam Wurst over came the high jump
leaping between 6'T' and 6'3’' as out-
standing season bests.
The hurdles were won by jun-
ior Nate Dwenger, who usually left the
field behind. Senior Mike Jasaitis,
sophomore Joey Peters, and Dwenger
led the way for the distance events.
While Seniors Keith Louder-
milk, Scott Tucker, Adam Gholson and
Junior Steve Dopka were the power
men of the team, getting the job dome
with the shot and the discus.The boys
track team had a very impressive sea-
son and look strong for next year.
□ Tracy Kasbaum
Nate Dwenger looks toward the finish
line as he strains to better the time of his
Gavit rival. Nate was one of the key men
on this year's track team.
Track: Row 1: K. Lane, J. Begala, J. Walters, T. Row 3:J. Ferrell, M. Olszewski, K. Amanatidis,
Kasbaum, A. Rivera, M. Isa, S. White Row 2: R. K. Colter, M. Zimm crman, S. Smothers Row 4:
Rhoades, M. Butcher, B. Tabor, A. Fozkos, D. Coach Espitia,K. Renders, T. Lee, L.Ciganovic,
Conn, V. Troppman, S. Sprainis, K. Bannister, L. Fush, Coach Valiska.
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Track . . ♦
• Coach Valiska's jokes
• Motivation makes you feel
• Watching BNI indoor meets
• The lucky locker room
• Coach Steele follows
distance group's effort
Girls Track team succeeds
Kasbaum, Oprea, Ferrell star
T he girls began this season with
a new coach with a lot of new
ideas. Morning practices
where started at 6:00!
Of course the girls were at it
again after school with an even more
intense workout that included a new
lifting circuit, calisthenics, and a lot of
"Motivation". This was one of Coach
Steele favorite drills
The indoor season was very
prosperous for Highland as they gained
second place in the Lake Central Invi-
tational. Then the girls had a great start
at their first outdoor meet, which was
held against Munster and Calumet.
The Trojan ladies won with 79 points
followed by Munster with 47 points.
The Highland Invite also
brought in numerous personal bests.
The girls ran competitively at the Calu-
met Relays as they placed second, four
points behind first.
The girls team had a great sea-
son lead by senior captains: Myssir Isa,
sprinter and jumper; Holly Oprea, dis-
tance; Jessica Ferrell, thrower; and
Tracy Kasbaum, sprinter and hurdler.
The distance group was lead
by Frosh. Andrea Rivera, Sophs. Jill
Petska, Kassie Bannister, and Sr. Holly
Oprea. High Jump was taken over by
Kara Maicher leaping over 5'0" and
beingnamed the Highland Invite Cham-
Long Jump was captured by
Captain Myssir Isa, who edged 16'0"
this season. The hurdlers had a strong
crew made up of Jill Begala, Dena Conn,
and Kasbaum. Sophs Lianne Ellis,
Mary Condes and Jessica Ferrell put
away the shot and discus. Top sprint-
ers included sophmores Kristy Lane,
Jenny Walters, and Begala; juniors
Becky Tabor and Val Troppman; sen-
iors Isa and Kasbaum.
□ Tracy Kabaum
Missi Isa reaches fordistance in herfavorite
event, the long jump, during one of the
first outdoor meets on the Trojan field.
The strain of the run shows in the face of
Kristy Lane as she starts her lap in one of
the relay events.
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Top, Kathy Bannister and Sue Sprainis
loosen up. Dana Conn clears another
hurdle in the Highland Invitational.
Above left, senior Kara Maicher clears the
long jump bar with ease. Amy Fozkos
stays in stride as she goes for the distance
in one of her best events.
Staying loose and keeping the muscles in
top form is key to performing well in
track. Here Jill Petska stretches as she
prepares to face the next event.
Reasons I'm In
Tennis . . ♦
• It's a sport I can do all my
• We get more and more fan
• The team is a real team!
• The uniforms are great
• New season, new coach
Tennis: Row 1: A. Hook, H. Fenstermaker,
N. Sorota, J. Kruger, D. Culic, B. Barreti
Row 2: J. Bognar,T. Volbrecht, D. Herman,
M. Burkman, A. Betchen, J. Filipowicz, W.
Kish, H. Tzanetakos, S. Courtright Row 3:
D. Nackman, J. Franz, M. Bennington, M.
Mastej, L. Berrones, S. DeMaris, K. Easto,
A. Hanak, Mr. Baez, C. Schroeder, Mr.
Emig, J. Gnerlich, A. Kay.
Amy Hook, right, and Tara Volbrecht,
lower right, show the right techniques for
two basic shots used in all tennis matches.
Both did well during the season.
Top, right, junior Amy Hanak uses some
body English to give all her best effort
into a return of serve.
Below, Draga Culic follows through in a
match against Lake Central. She was one
of the team's most consistent players and
a person who helped team spirit.
Seniors lead girls at nets
Kruger, Culic prove strong
Head Tennis Coach Roger Emig gives a
pep talk to the team before a match. He
brought a new sense of dedication to the
team in his first year of coaching.
Above, Nancy Sorota shows follow
through on a volley, while Joanie Keuger
shows how to anticipate a serve, with her
entire body poised and ready to react.
T he girls' tennis season started
off to be a rainy one and the
team often practiced in the fieldhouse.
"It was fun whipping around tennis
balls in the big echoey gym," said Jun-
ior Jen Bognar.
The team had a new twist to it
this year — Coach Roger Emig. The
new coach kept the team motivated
with his witty side comments and
jokes. "I like how he tries to actually
teach us how to play tennis, not just
coach it," junior Mary Burkman says.
The team was strong, with six
returning seniors. The two captains.
Joanie Kruger and Draga Culic, really
did their job in motivating the team
against all their opponents.
Another senior, Nancy Sorota,
played number one singles.
Heidi Fenstermaker and Becky
Barret also joined with other members
of the team for outstanding doubles
teams. SophomoreTara Volbrecht also
did well. These led to some impressive
wins in Lake Suburban Conference
competition, with only a disappoint-
ing loss to Munster.
□ Any Hanak
Reasons I'm In
Soccer ♦ ♦ .
• The team spirit is the best
• Our goalie is great!
• We've won growing respect
from our fans
• I like to use my head as well
as my feet
• It keeps me on my toes
Soccer: Row 1: J. Parlor, M.Jasaitis, T.
Jenkins, M. McManus, K. Kaczmarek, J.
Tauber. Row 2: K. Komura,T. Trivunovic,
S. Glumac, B. Butcher, T. Czyszczon, Coach
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HHS Kickers gain respect
Parlor, Glumac lead squad
T his year’s soccer team had a
tight schedule in May, with a
game almost every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday due to rained
out games which had to be made up.
This year's captains were sen-
iors Simo Glumac, Kyle Kaczmarek,
and sophomore James Parlor. The play-
ers' first win was by outscoring Bishop
Noll 3-1. Goals were made by Mike
Jasaitis, Bryan Butcher and junior Tom
The team had a tough defense
and a strong front line, not to mention
their great goal keeper, James Parlor,
who is said to be the best in the Lake
Thisyear's team wasguided by
Kaczmarek, Glumac, Jasaitis, Butcher,
Jenkins, Czysczpon, and Parlor. There
Senior soccer star Simo Glumac not only
led the team on the field, but was the
backbone of the team's inspiration.
Another senior who showed some fancy
footwork and a willingness to go the extra
mile for the team was Mike Jasaitis.
were also a lot of new faces in the form
of freshmen, who even played some
varsity time. One good example was
freshman Justin Tauber, who added to
the team's power.
This year's soccer team even
had a dance, their first ever, which was
well-attended. It featured the entire
team singing their favorite song, writ-
ten by Coach Kiem, "Where Was The
The players were gracious to
their fans as they filled the bleachers,
and next year the team will find help
from Mike Fisher, Phil Hassier, R. J.
Heath, Justin Tauber, Matt Benware,
Jeremy Swisshelm, McMahon, and of
course Parlor. Soccer h was really come
of age in the Highland sports program!
□ Tracy Kasbaum
Above, right, Simo Glumac showed how
important it is forany good soccer player to
use his head when playing the game.
Above, Kyle Kaczmarek shows ball
handling skill, always accomplished in
soccer by the foot work and coordination
which make the game so unique.
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Far right, the team rallies after a goal,
showing the closeness which added to their
power against conference opponents.
Above, With a goal keeper named Parlor
the team could claim someone who is
considered the best goal keeper in the
Lake Suburban Conference.
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Golf: Row 1:K. Price, T.Giba,T. Lane, N. Marclay, D. Hughes, A. Van Prooyen,
Wire,J. Rozanski,M.Golumbeck. Row 2: Coach Dan Richardson.
T. Doffin, T. Johns, R. Nackman, R.
• It's a great way to keep a tan
• Playing with Tony Lane is a
• It's good to improve in a
sport I can do all my life
• Playing different courses is a
Tony Lane leads squad
Linkmen drive through season
T his year's golf squad had its
frustrating times, but man
aged to put together a respect-
Under the leadership of Coach
Dan Richardson, the Highland Link-
men brought a strong friendship with
each other to their home course, Scher-
wood, and to their traveling matches.
Junior Tony Lane was the stu-
dent leader of the team. Considered
one of the best junior golfers in the area
for years, Tony brought seasons of prac-
tice and experience to the course.
Noted for their strong driving
down the fairways were Mike Golum-
beck and Jason Rozanski. Todd Giba
also added to the team's power.
Lake Central and Crown Point
were the chief competition this year,
and the Highland golfers didn’t always
come out on the top of their battles.
The team also lost to Chester-
ton, but only by a two shot margin.
They defeated Andrea in the same tri-
match atScherwood. Tony Lane wasa
medalist at that match with a 39.
In the thinking of many who
follow the golf team, the squad shows
lots of potential for next year. With
Tony Lane coming back for his senior
year on the links, and strong younger
players gaining experience, the High-
land Linkmen should be a strong con-
tender in the new conference in place
As a senior, Todd Giba brought
experience and maturity tothisyear'sgolf
team. Here he follows through on a swing.
Above, Mike Golumbeckshows he is more
than a one sport athlete. After a great
basketball season, he contributes to the
quality of the golf team.
Left, mainstay of the golf team and one of
HHS's best golfers ever, Tony Lane
brought the level of HHS play to a new
level of excellence.
Julie Gray shows the spirit below, while
senior star Mike Golumnbeek hangs tough
on defense at the Calumet Sectional.
Below, Alan Keightley and Doug Boersma
go up for two against the Griffith team at
the sectional on Friday night.
Below, right, Doug Boersma, Bob Galic
and Jason Rozanski go after a free throw
early in the game.
HHS Wins Sportsmanship Award
Fans rally behind Trojan team
We got SPIRIT!
Yes, we do.
We got SPIRIT!
How 'bout you?
Pride in performance — that's
what it'sall about. Highland High
School has always been there to back
This year even other schools
noticed the spirit by awarding High-
land the Sectional Sportsman Scholar-
ship Award. Thatwas $1500Highland
Above, the Highland fans show others
how to win a spirit and sportsmanship
award by backing the Trojan effort.
received to give to a worthy athlete.
Highland administrators took the
honor a step further and made it into
two scholarships - $750 each.
Spirit was very evident at the
sectional basketball game this year.
There was a record number of students
in attendance. Throughout the whole
game, even when the team wasn't
winning, the crowd was cheering
loudly. Their cheers andchants rocked
thewholegym. Many of the basketball
players commented on the great en-
thusiam of the crowd.
Highland Principal Dr. Vent-
ling was very proud of the award. "1
am extremely proud of the award in
general. Specifically, it reflects the
positive response regarding behavior
at basketball games that I had talked
about before. It's a positive response to
the whole student body. More specifi-
cally, it's an award that's more than
recognition for good sportsmanship,
but a scholarship opportunity for two
of our senior athletes. Our spirit paid
off in more ways than one!"
□ Alice Zakrzacki
oney makes the world go
round, especially the world of
teenagers. A new outfit, food,
or just some fun stuff is constantly
needed. Where does all this money
come from, and where does it go?
"When I get paid on Thursday
night. I'm already looking forward to
my next check by Saturday morning!"
explains Tanya Harris, a junior who
recently got a job at Service Merchan-
dise in Griffith.
Tanya's not alone, though.
Many high students have after school
jobs. Langel's, Town Club, and Dairy
Queen supply the much needed jobs.
Many students, especially
seniors, save their money for college.
The rising prices of post-high school
education scare many people.
"I've been working like a nut
just to make enough money to make it
through the first year of school, much
less the three years after that," said
Avarie Wallner, a senior who plans to
attend Ball State in August.
Sometimes that hard earned
money is spent in other places. Many a
Friday nights are spent in Burger King
parking lot with a Pepsi from Dunkin'
Donuts and a cold cut combo from
Subway, while wearing new jeans
from the Gap and holding keys to a
Needless to say, money comes
and goes. Sometimes it comes harder
than it goes!
□ Alice Zakrzacki
Melissa Billadeau, Jennie Bajda and
Leanne Ellis say eating in cafeteria or in a
restaurant downtown all takes cash.
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Mandy Norris, Mike Metrick lead
magical evening at Wicker Park
T he gleam in couples' eyes shone
as they danced to the Prom theme
song, "We've Got Tonight", on April 14.
This event was held at Wicker
Park Social Center, and was deemed a
big success which will remain in the
memories of those in attenance.
This year's Prom court consisted
of Bob Galic, Tony Lane, Kevin Loane,
Mike Metrick, Jason Rozanski, Amy
Hanak, Mary Johnson, Linda Montalvo,
Mandy Norris and Shelby Smothers.
When the juniors and seniors had fin-
ished voting, the crowns of queen and
king were placed on the heads of Mandy
Norris and Mike Metrick.
This year's Dee Jay was much
different from any in the past, with the
latest songs and coordinating videos
provided on a giant screen.
Colors for the Prom were teal,
black and gold. Favors consisted of vases
and photo books for the girls, key chains
for the guys, and drinking glasses for
As in the past, prom pictures of
couples and groups were taken during
This year's Prom was the prod-
uct of the work of many juniors, spon-
sored by Ms. Cindy Boyd and Mr. Adam
Baez. Those in attendance were very glad
they had chosen to be part of prom.
Above Brandy Younkers gets into the spirit
of Prom. Senior guys and senior girls stop to
remember the night with a picture.
Ed Klapak and Suzanne DeMaris rock to the
beat of a perfect prom evening.
Prom King Mike Metrick and Queen Mandy
Norris reigned over the regal evening,
enjoying the theme, "We've Got Tonight".
Mandy Norrisis crowned Prom queen by last
year's prom king, Doug Boersma.
Last year's Prom queen Julie Gray does the
honors for king Mike Metrick.
Jen Matthews and Paul Linder dance well
into the evening, seemingly lost in their own
world on the Wicker Park dance floor.
Prom Court: Row 1: Kevin Loane, Shelby
Smothers, Amy Hanak, Tony Lane. Row 2:
Jason Rozanski, Mary Johnson, Linda
Montalvo, Bob Galic, Queen Mandy Norris
and King Mike Metrick.
Craig Maloney leaves them
sighing in HTC's Bye, Bye Birdie
| ■ ust put on a happy face!"
I This popular song was just
W one of the main attractions of the
Highland Theatre Company's spring
musical Bye Bye Birdie.
The cast was led by Mary Cala-
way, the fiesty seceretary in love with
Albert Peterson (Mike Deleget). Albert is
the owner of the Almaelu Music Com-
pany. He is also the manager of the
famous heartthrob Conrad Birdie (Craig
Conrad sang his way into every
teenagegirl's heart. When he wasdrafted,
he chose one girl to bestow a final kiss
upon; Kim MacAfee (Mary Simpson).
Her new steady Hugo Peabody (Randy
Nortman) was not happy about this;
however, her best friend Ursuala (Jessica
Mary Simpson tries get more friendly with
Birdie, Craig Maloney, on the day before he
leaves for the army.
Stem) was! Michelle Tucker, Melanie
Wilson, and Jennie Poe were a girls trio
that constantly harped, "We love you,
Conrad. Oh yes, we do."
Albert and Rosie were trying
desperately to fall in love, but Albert's
mother Mae (Alicia Panicucci) tried to
stop it. Kim's parents Harry (Dave Blair)
and Doris (Lori Popplewell) couldn’t
handle Kim's growing up so they tried to
keep their daughter away from Conrad.
The show was directed by Marty
Grubbs and it concluded his first season
as director. The show ran April 29th &
30th,andMaylst,2nd&3rd. Mr. Grubbs
said, "The show was a great success, I
was proud to end my first season with it."
□ Jessica Stern
Mike Deleget tells Stacy Dudash to "Put On A
Happy Face" even though she's young, when
Conrad Birdie comes to Ohio.
Mike Deleget as Albert Peterson and Mary
Callaway as Rose Alvarez sing one of the
more popular songs in the show.
Bye, Bye Birdie
Craig Maloney as Conrad Birdie stuns the
girls and leaves them sad as he prepares to go
off to the army, following his draft.
Lower right, Melanie Wilson, Michelle Tucker
and Jennie Poe are full of adoring admiration
as they sing of their love for Conrad.
"Honestly Sincere" is what Conrad is to his
fans as the end of the play draws near, and he
prepares to leave Ohio.
Bye, Bye Birdie \>
Above, Dr. Philip Cartwright
leads board members and
teachers. Mr. Larry Vassar and
Class President Mike Jasaitis.
Right, Salutatorian Christine
Quinn and Valedictorian
Michael Orlich. Jim Bajaj and
a fellow classmate enter the
Right, graduates turn to ap-
plaud their parents and fami-
lies. Far right. Dr. Renner
Ventling presents the class.
Graduates leave old
as renovation draws
T his year's graduating class car-
ried with it a unique distinction.
They were the last of an era — the
era of Highland High School as it has
With their graduation on June 13,
1993, the Class of '93 became the last class
to attend school in what HHS has been.
Although they will not enjoy the benefits
of renovation after all they put up with
during their senior year, they can come
back to visit a newly remodeled school.
Mike Orlich led the class as vale-
dictorian, and Chrissy Quinn was second
in class rank, meriting the title of Salutato-
rian. Others in the Academic Top Ten of
this class were: Margaret Veslocki, Jen-
nifer Zaborowski, Nancy Sorota, Tom
Czyszczon, Catherine Nielsen, Michael
Jasaitis, Randall Nortman, and Karen
With their commencement cere-
monies highlighting the distribution of
diplomas by Superintendent Dr. Philip E.
Cartwright and members of the Board of
School Trustees, the Class of '93 walked
forward to meet the future.
INDEX — The People of HHS
Abbott, Jennifer 123, 144
Abeyta, Melissa Ann 131
Abney, Kristel Ralene 123
Abraham, Laura Lynn 114
Adkins, Timothy M 31, 123, 158
Akema, Mie 114
A1 Sharif, Ala'a
A1 Sharif, Dana
Albrecht, Mary Ann 131
Albrecht, Michael R 123
Alcala, Lori Rose 114
Alcala, Mark Mitchell 162, 131
Alfaro III, Raul 123
Alicea, Jeremias 123
Allen, Keith 71, 123, 122
Alvarez, Angel Luis
Amanatidis, Koula Joanna 130,
Anast, Dr. Linda 139
Andersen, Tony 123
Anderson, Mel 81, 140
Anderson, Scott 114, 168
Anderson, Shawn M 114
Anderson, Todd Allen 131
Andreatta, Amy Joy 120, 114
Arechiga, Erica (Binti)
Arreguin, Aerie 123
Asbell, Tiffany 131
Atehortua, Johanna C. 131
Atkinson, Shawn 10, 114
Atkinson, Stephanie 123
Auksel, Edward Donald
Auksel, Sandra 114, 148
Ault, David 131
Ault, Dawn Marie 66
Avery, Kevin 114
Babcock, Kathleen 123
Babcock, Kevin 131
Baccino, John Eric 93, 131
Backes, Michael 139
Baez, Adam 140
Bahr, Jennifer Jo 1 14
Bailey, James 31, 114
Bajaj, Rajeev Kumar 114, 168
Bajda, Jennifer Lynn 123, 164
Baker, Jason Lee 131
Bakker, David 162, 131
Banas, Lisa R
Bandura, Tammy L. 114
Banhart, Michael Wayne 114
Banister, Kassie 123
Banjura, Michelle Jayne 123, 89
Bannon, Carolyn Marie 69, 114
Barker, Richard A.
Barks, Jennifer Ann 1 14
Barnes, Andy 123, 160
Barney, Stuart Austin 123
Barr, Brian L. 188
Barreiro, Scott David 123
Barrett, James Jay 123, 168
Barrett, Rebecca Ann 114
Bartlett, David P 88, 99, 126, 1 14
Bateman, Shannon Kathleen 170
Bassett, Quiana 123
Beanblossom, Tim P. 131
Beck, Jennifer Lynn 114
Becker, Harry T. 114
Begala, Jill 123, 170
Begala, Molly 65, 67, 120, 121, 170
Beiderhake, Robin Stacey 20
Beilfuss, Dawn Marie
Beilfuss, Thomas 123, 131
Beko, Michele 131
Bell, George Hugh 168, 162
Bennington, Marilee Anne 71, 148,
Bentley, Davona 131
Benware, Matthew J
Benware, Timothy James 131
Berda, Kory 114
Berg, Catherine 140
Berger, Zachary Nicholas 67, 123
Berrones, Laura Theresa 63, 123
Betchen, Arm Beth 22, 90, 174
Bidwell, Debra J. 123
Biel, Douglas 162, 131
Biesen, Kelly R 2, 123
Bigda, Dennis F. 123
Billadeau, Melisa 182
Billadeau, Mia 123, 164
Bishop, Aaron 114, 160, 162
Bishop, Jill Ann 21, 123
Bishop, Patrick D 162, 131
Bishop, Rachael 91, 93, 131
Black, Janice Elaine 50, 114
Blahnik, Kelli 63, 123, 148
Blair, David M 27, 123
Blair, Greg Lee 32, 1 14
Blair, Donna 142
Block, Michael 123
Bobalik, Tony L
Boersma, Douglas G 14, 32, 168,
201, 158, 162
Bognar, Jennifer K. 90, 114
Bogusz, Daniel 114
Bogusz, Jill 52, 123, 164
Bohanan, Nathanial 131
Boik, Meagan 123
Boise, Melody 142
Borbely, Morgan Elizabeth 123
Borowiel, Mike A. 114
Borowski, Tim 140, 142
Bouchard, Jason 81
Boutros, Nadia N. 122, 114
Bowen, Melissa Christine 123, 148
Boyd, Cindy 120, 140, 114
Bradley, Angela Marie
Bradley, Deana Renee 123
Breger, Melissa Lynn 123
Broderick, Jennifer 123
Brookhart, Jason 123
Broski, Ian H
Brouillette, Carrie Gale 131
Brown, Blair 123
Brown, Cari Anne 13, 32, 90, 91,
Brown, Dave 50
Brown, Kerri 65, 114
Brown, Kristen 123
Brownewell, Monica Renee 131
Bowton, Christopher 131
Buck, Amanda 6, 88, 89
Bujwit, Lynn Marie
Burge, Renee 23, 114
Burgess, Dawn Michelle
Burceson, Ken 114
Burkman, Mary Lynn 174
Burosh, Jeffrey John 65, 123
Butcher, Amanda 123
Butcher, Bryan Thomas 30, 114,
Buteral, Jeff 67
Butler, Jennifer 114
Butler, Michael S.
Bye, Ken 140
Cabrera, Brandon Gabriel 123, 162
Cabrera, Svlena 142
Caddick, Elizabeth 114, 148, 164
Caddick, George Thomas
Callaway, Mary Mikhael 52, 68,
Callaway, Paul E. 2, 123, 162
Camp, Paul Duane 162
Campbell, Eva Marie 123, 148
Campbell, Jason 1 14
Campos, Brian J 131
Carlsson, Chad 118, 114, 162
Cartwright, Dr. Philip 138
Cash, Frank Joseph
Cash, Jason Eric 123
Castillo-Flores, Alicia 21, 31, 123,
Castillo-Flores, Angela 21, 31, 123,
Castillo-Flores, Michelle 18, 21, 47,
Ceperich, Rose 52, 142
Certa, Mary 84, 140
Chapman, Dan 71, 140
Chicki, Jeffery Michael
Chicki, Stephen A. 115, 168, 131
Christenson, Lee A 76, 114
Churilla, Carla 115
Cichon, Laura 123, 88
Ciganovic, Linda Ann 123
Ciganovic, Mark James 115
Claesgens, Amy 120
Clinton, President Bill 42
Cliver, Bryan A. 131
Coble, David A 123, 168
Cody, Crystal B 123
Cody, Laci Ann 131
Colby, Helen Nicole 131
Colias, Nancy Lorraine 63, 124
Colter, Karen 124
Colter, Susan 71, 115, 166
Condes, Mary 124
Condes, Samuel Yoder 124
Conn, Dena Lynn 166
Cook, Alan Brian 124
Cook, Robert Marshall 124
Cook, Ryan Matthew 115, 162
Cooper, Craig 115, 188
Cooper, Marc Alan 131
Cortright, James 124
Cotiangco, Olivia E. 1 15
Cotts, Melody D 131
Cotts, Scott R
Courtright, Sarah 124
Cowgill, Brandi 124, 164
Cowgill, Kimberly 15, 114, 115,
Cowper, Angela Lynn
Cox, Selena Nicolle 91, 136, 134
Crane, Brian M
Crane, Timothy L 115
Crawford, John R. 160
Crawford, Kristin Lynn 124
Crozier, Jason Allen
Culic, Dragica 21, 47, 115, 174
Cummins, Stacie 84, 115
Cunningham, Jennifer 32, 124
Czaja, Gregory Joseph 16, 164, 162
Czaja, Sean 23
Czyszczon, Paul Kazimierz 1 24,
Czyszczon, Tom 46, 115
Damasius, Becky 76, 140
Damasius, Darron V. 115, 162
Damasius, Nathan Jon 162
Damianick, Karen Louise 115
Darnell, Sarah Marie
Darrow, Ken 122, 140
De La Cruz, Julie
De La Paz, Nicole
De La Paz, Robert
De St. Jean, David 124
Deets, Craig 63, 140
De Julio, Jon 31
Deleget, Michael J 27, 48, 120, 128,
Delgado, Christina Marie
Demaris, Sarah 200
Demaris, Suzanne 47
Dennis, Phillip 124, 160, 162
Desler, James Kenneth
Devries, Jeremy S 26
Diaz, Alyssa 124
Dillon, Joshua Noel
Dills, Kirt R. 124
Dixon, Kelly A.
Djukic, Suzana 2, 124
Dobrowolski, Allan 88
Dobrowolski, Lynette 21
Doerr, Joseph David
Doffin, Anthony 124, 168
Dolan, Tom 81
Dopka, Steven Andrew 14, 162
Dosado, Anthony Gabriel 124
Doukas, Tom 140
Dragus, Michelle R 16, 96
Drexler, Michael Paul
Drlich, Danielle Sue 17, 75, 148
Duchesne, Betty Arlene
Duda, Michael A.
Dudash, Stacy 90, 124
Duffy, Karen Elizabeth
Dunn, Chris Paul 168
Dunn, Michael Alan II
Durham, Joshua Shane 124, 158
Dvorscak, Michelle 74
Dwenger, Nathan Daniel 158, 156
Dyke, Karen F 69, 118
Dyke, Michelle H
Dyson, Monica Lynn 132
East, Angela Lynn 64
Easto, Kimberly Dawn 27
Eaton, Brian Matthew 124
Eddy, Matthew John 132
Eder, Gregory E
Egan, Patrick Gerald 71
Ehlin, Brian Kurt
Elder, Matthew Christopher 124,
Ellis, Liane Claire 124, 166, 182
Elo, Jeffrey 168, 162
Elo, Michelle 62, 81
Elston, Brian 114, 158, 166
Emig, Roger 140
Erhart, Jeanette 140
Escamilla, Adriana 74, 132
Escobedo, Juan 160, 132
Evans, Tracy Ann 124
Evilsizor, Amy Jo 52, 124, 155, 114
Evilsizor, Katy Ann 123, 136, 132
Fabris, Judy Lisa
Fandrei, Timothy Richard 152
Fandrei, Todd 124
Farley, Lee 140
Fed rick, Karen R
Fenoglio, Tazio B. 14, 69, 114
Fenstermaker, Heidi K 174
Ferrell, Jessica A
Ferris, Michael Decatur
Figi, Matt 140
Filipowicz, Jenny Lynn 67, 148
Finn, Amy Michelle 148, 88
Fisher, Michael Scott 176
Fitch, Sally 66, 140
Flanagin, William E 168
Fledderjohann, Joy 26, 124
Flores, David 23, 162, 88, 116
Flutka, Rick 124, 162
Fogarty, Patricia L 116
Foote, Justin 116
Foye, Matthew Thomas
Fozkos, Amy Marie 170, 116
Fralinger, Douglas 78, 79, 140
Freeman, John Lee
Friedrich, Jeanine 61, 124
Fritz, Blythe J 120, 116
Fuller, Nicole Lynn
Fultman, Kary 148, 116
Furgye, Robby Alan 188
Furman, Kimberly Ann
Galic, Bosko "Bob" 201, 158, 168,
Galiher, Jeremy Lee
Galiher, Joshua Lee 130
Garcia, Noemi Judith 45, 124
Garmon, Angela D. 69
Garretson, Kathleen 91
Gaskey, Karen 67, 116
Gassner, Daniel S.
Gates, Bridget Marie 116
Gavranic, Philip M. 124, 128, 158
Gembolis, Molly Lynn 71
Geyer, Douglas James 116
Gholson, Adam 31, 162
Giba, Linda M
Giba, Todd 20, 122, 178
Giddings, Nancy 140
Giovanelli, Gina Marie 124, 148
Glumac, Simo 23, 12, 13, 33, 168,
Gnerlich, Jennifer Lynn 21, 75, 91
Golumbeck, Michael 13, 118, 158,
180, 88, 178
Gomez, Anthony R 124
Gomez, Robert E 71, 116
Gonzales, Melissa Marie 124
Gonzalez, Jesse 124
Gonzalez, Pete 142
Goodson, Angela 34, 96
Goodson, Michelle Louise 81, 121
Gordon, Rusty D. 162
Gordon, Timothy R. 160, 116
Gosling, Sara 69
Gouwens, Shannon Marie 75, 148
Govert, Amy 2, 124, 164, 166
Govert, Cameron 188, 116
Govert, Jason 168
Granger, Jennifer E.
Grau, Melanie Marie 67, 148
Grau, Roberto Antonio 124
Gray, Eric David 116
Gray, Julie Lynn 14, 19, 120, 201
Graziani, Bryan 124, 162
Graziani, Gina Marie
Greer, Kimberly Rose
Greeson, Cherri Leigh 164, 116
Grelecki, Jennifer 124, 166
Griffin, Dana 116
Grigson, Dru 162
Grove, David Lyle 92
Grubbs, Marty 142
Grzybowski, Jeff 1 24
Guiden, Michelle Marie 21, 124
Gunn, Jason Paul 162
Gunter, Jill Renee 124
Gunter, Mandy Jo 120, 116
Guthierez, Marisha 116
Guzman, Rachel 166
Haake, Katherine Lynn 116
Hall, Judy L.
Hall, Linda 142
Halls, January L 116
Haluska, Jason Paul 132
Ham, Tiffany M 132
Hamacher, Robert 124
Hamman, Jeremiah Thomas 128
Hamstra, John N. 124, 158
Han, Joohee 132
Hanak, Amy Ann 120, 201, 166,
Hanak, Joshua Tiberius 132
Hanson, Kristian 1 24
Harkabus, Sara 124
Harris, April Lynn 132
Harris, Terah 124
Harris, Tonya Marie 24, 88
Harrison, Mark D
Hart, Tricia Marie
Hartman, Jason Brian 124
Harwood, Jennifer Christine
Harwood, Michael 168
Hasier, Phillip Edward 176
Hassell, Jeffery 132
Havens, Matthew Michael 160
Havlin, Amy A.
Hayes, Jeremy Todd
Hayes, Timothy Martin 162, 132
Hayward, Robert D
Heath, Ryan Jay 176
Hedges, Jerry 140
Heffernan, Michael Francis 124
Heintzman, Heather 124
Hendrickson, Dalene Marie 132
Herald, Kelly Marie 124
Herman, Dawn 174
Hershman, Charles Adam 132
Heslinga, Jason A.
Hess, Kelly Lynn 132
Hester, Kele Noel
Hiddle, James David
Hill, James 140
Hill, Allison 124
Hines, Rebecca 65
Hines, Christopher 124, 126, 21,
Hinkel, John Joseph
Hinojosa, Ezequiel Chris
Hinojosa, Ne'Kole 124
Hmielewski, David James 132
Hmielewski, Debbie E.
Hodalj, Christina 132
Holmes, Jeffrey William
Homans, Kari Lynn 124
Homans, Scott Lee
Hood, Kelly Alyson 124
Hood, Kristy 118
Hook, Amy 118, 174
Hoolehan, Laura Marie 132
Hoover, Charles II. 124
Hope, James R 162
Horka, Randall 124, 162
Horn, Annamarie 118, 122
Hornyak, Anne 124
Homyak, Karen 118
Houchin, Benjamin 162, 132
Housley, Donald 118, 168
Howard, Brian William 142, 132
Howell, Melissa 24, 164
Hrasch, Daniel 124
Hrebenyak, Richard Allan
Hudnall, Paul F
Huesca, Sasha Marie
Hughes, Daniel Patrick 132
Hughes, Maureen Marie 67, 71,
Hugus, David Allen 31, 71, 124
Hugus, Heather Erin 136, 132
Huitsing, Jill 118
Huitsing, Marci Jean 118
Huitsing, Tina Marie 136, 132
Huizenga, Jason 132
Hull, Sarah 124
Huneryager, Christopher R 132
Hurtt, Anthony 1 24
Hussey, Karen 118
Hutchings, Benjamin 132
Hutchings, Nathan M. 124
Inthisane, Tammy 132
Intveldt, Jennifer Ann 124
Isa, Myssir 67, 1 18, 22
Isa, Rasem 162, 133
Isa, Yassir 124, 158
Ivers, Betty 140
Ivers, Bruce, 118, 168
Jachim, Peter Timothy
Jackson, Stephen 124, 188
Janik, Charles Anthony 124
Janik, Gary 118
Janovsky, Larry Thomas 124, 160
Janowski, Michael R.
Jarmula, Scott 124
Jarvis, Monica Sue 69
Jasaitis, Michael 118, 128, 113, 156
Jasaitis, Timothy 122, 124
Jayne, Valerie Louise 124
Jazyk, Andrew Alan 162, 133
Jemenko, Chris 65, 124
Jenkins, Timothy 118
Jensen, Jaime 67, 124
Johns, Thomas William 133
Johnsen, Kristy 67, 124, 166
Johnsen, Robert 118, 162
Johnson, Erik Robert 162, 133
Johnson, Jeremy Keith
Johnson, Karen R. 118
Johnson, Larry 140
Johnson, Mary Beth 120, 201, 116
Johnson, Nathan Paul 133
Johnston, David Joshua 124, 156
Jones, Darrel 140
Jones, Rebecca Susanne 124
Jones, Terrence James 133
Joseph, Bradley A 124, 160
Jovicic, Marija 124
Jusko, Jeremy A 18
Justus, Doug 140
Kaczka, Jeff 162, 116
Kaczmarek, Heather M. 124
Kaczmarek, Kyle J. 22, 23, 21, 118,
Kallay, Paul 116
Kallen, Kimberly A 47, 118, 124
Kaluf, Cynthia 140
Kaminski, Dennis 140
Kaminsky, Jason Lawrence 116
Kane, Ray Anderson 124
Kaniuk, Michael 133
Kantowski, Melissa J. 23, 124, 166,
Karin, Diane 116
Karr, Gloria 140
Kasbaum, Tracy 22, 23, 52, 118,
Kasbaum, Jason 24
Kasper, Katherine M 133
Kawecki, Michelle Marie 133
Kay, Amber 82, 124, 148
Keene, Clint Aaron 124
Keeton, Mary Jane 118
Keightlev, Alan S. 158, 162, 180,
Keil, Sara 124
Kelly, Eugene 140
Renders, Catherine 166
Kenders, Kelly Marie 21, 133
Kennedy, Adam 118
Kerr, Brad T 118, 160, 156
Kerr, Valarie Dawn 124, 148
Kerstell, Bryan 124
Kessler, Charlotte 140
Kessler, Martain 140
Kessler, Michele 124
Kimble, Lynn 140
Kinder, Shawn Michael 91, 133
Kinney, Jennifer 133
Kinney, Ryan G
Kish, VVendelin 124, 148
Klapak, Edward, Jr. 9, 24, 54, 118,
Klapkowski, Mark Edward 168
Klapkowski, Michael 133
Klemm, Bradley Alan 124
Klocek, Jason D. 124
Kobeszka, Jennifer Marie 124
Kobeszka, Jessica Mae 91, 164, 133
Koby, Michael Allen 133
Koitch, Michael 118
Koleno, Angela Marie 133
Kollintzas, George A 133
Kolvkoly, Jan 140
Kopischke, Chris David 133
Korem, April 118
Kosteba, Noah 124
Kotynski, Amy Beth 133
Kowalski, John 118
Krager, Brian David
Krivach, Donald J.
Krucina, Ronald 162, 133
Kruger, Joan 12, 18, 20, 118, 122,
Kubic, Teresa Stephanie 69, 124
Kubon, Jermie John 133
Kuch, Linda Marie 17, 133
Kuch, Rose Margaret 71
Kuechenberg, Brad 124, 168
Kuiper, Marilyn 142
Kuiper, Konnie 12, 122
Kulak, Andrew 124
Kulczyk, Susan Jean 124
Kurowski, Lisa 67
Kutie, Natalie 118
Kutscher, James John
Kutscher, Theordore 23, 24, 118,
Kwiatkowski, Neil Michael 118
Labus, Brian 52, 71, 118, 168, 162
Labus, Theresa 1 24
Laczkowski, James E
Laich, Toni Lynn 124
Laich, Trisha Lee
Landsman, Anna Rae
Lane, Jeff 162
Lane, Kristy N 2, 124, 164, 166
Lane, Lisa 90, 124
Lane, Tony Justin 201, 158, 178
Larsen, Brenda 65, 93, 140
Laskowski, Michael Shawn
Lasota, Frank "Francis” 124, 158
Latawiec, Angela Christine
Latko, Jeff M 124
Latko, Timothy 118
Leahy, Margaret 140
Lee, David Jeffery 71
Lee, Letita Kristina
Leeney, Sandra 140
Lemon, Randall 65, 140
Lesczynski, Kristie Marie 124
Lesniewski, Michael P.
Lessner, Kari Lynn 124
Lewandowski, Hollie Rae 124
Lewis, Tony Lee
Lewis, Trisha Dawn
Lieberman, Bryan H. 76, 124
Limoncu, like 47, 118
Lind, Heather Dawn
Linden, Sharon Fay 126, 148
Lindner, Christopher David
Linebaugh, Brian Keith 79, 125
Link 88, 162
Lippie, Janna M 118
Litavecz, Christopher Andrew
Litavecz, Michelle 126, 148
Lively, Michael James
Loane, Brian Paul 14, 158
Loane, Kevin Morrison 168, 201,
Lomax, Brian 3, 126, 160, 162
Lomelimo, Cari 126
Long, Grant Gregg
Longhi, Stephen Craig
Lopez, Elia 85, 140
Loscalzo, Lauren Leigh 71, 126,
Loudermilk, Keith 118, 160, 162
Lou nsbury, Sarah 118
Lovas, Matthew Scott 126
Love, Amanda Shevaughn
Lovin, Barbara 140
Ludwig, Deandra Dawn 120, 126
Luketic, Jennifer 64
MacCartney, Patrick Wayne 120,
MacDonald, Brian Ray 162
MacDonald, Joy K 62
Madison, Darcie Lynn
Magerski, Garrett Scott 126
Maglish, Michael Alan 168
Maglish, Renee Dawn 60, 120
Maicher, Kara M. 120, 164, 88, 89
Malaves, Josue 126
Malone, Michael 126
Maloney, Craig E 27, 120
Maloney, David 120
Maloney, Thomas O 1 26
Mann, Clinton 120, 162
Margraf, Michael 120
Markley, Ryan Matthew 126, 158
Marshall, Jennifer 120
Marshall, Steven Allen 120
Martin, Bill 65, 141, 140
Martin, Kelly 91, 126
Martin, Romina 126
Martin, Todd 158
Martinez, Amber Dawn
Martinez, Frank James 1 58
Massie, Darby Lynn
Mathews, Jennifer 16, 126
Matthews, Joshua James 160
Matthews, Jennifer 120, 201
Mauger, Thomas Dale
Mayer, Barbara 140, 88
Mayer, Janelle 126
Mazur, Heather Marie
Mazur, Jerry 140, 168
McCardle, Kevin Charles 69, 118
McCallister, Doug 140, 168, 162
McCann, Corally 52, 140
McCay, Brett Allen 120, 168
McCay, Renee M.
McCullough, Mark Medford Jr.
23. 120. 160. 162
McFarland, Alexis B 126, 164
McGrath, Mary Beth
McLean, Terrance James 126, 160
McMahon, Thomas Michael 176
McManus, Mark 120
McNair, Heather Ruth
McNeiley, Douglas 120
Mazzocco, Rosa 142
Mendoza, Michelle 120
Menke, Sarah 126, 166
Mesman, Laura Lee
Metrick, Michael Stephen 17, 201,
Metzger, Michael J.
Michaels, Kurt Robert 126, 160
Michalak, Thomas 117
Mihalic, Cynthia Ann 126
Miklusak, Timothy Jon 126, 188
Mikuly, Charles Michael 14, 61,
Miller, Jason 120
Miller, Kristi 93
Miller, Kristine Nicole
Miller, Marcia 136
Miller, Melinda M 61, 121
Miller, Robert L.
Miller, Thomas S.
Miller, William F 117
Milton, Russell 121
Mitcheltree, Joseph 81, 126
Modjeski, David 15, 121
Modjeski, Kimberly 90, 126
Milnar, Chris 67, 117
Montalvo, Linda 23, 48, 201, 114
Moore, Chris Dale 58, 121
Moore, Kristine Sue 23, 13, 16, 166
Moore, Laura 164, 117, 121
Moore, Natalie Ann 117
Mordus, Anthony Ray 162, 188
Moreno, Stephanie 18, 121, 122
Morrison, Tracy L. 117
Moulesong, Brian 117
Mulcahey, James S. 1 17
Mull, Melissa 127
Mull, Michelle C. 117
Mulligan, Jason Thomas
Mullins, Chad Jason 127
Mullins, Tanya 121
Murzyn, Marc Steven 121
Murzyn, Mark Eugene 121
Murzyn, Paul 17, 160, 162
Murzyn, Ryan Jonathan 127, 188
Musgrave, Caleb Joel
Musselman, Judith 140
Musser, Joshua Alan 162
Myers, Jason Michael
Nackman, Diane 68, 127, 174
Nagdeman, Ryan 121
Naglich, Jason Thomas 118
Nagy, Selene 127
Namovice, Michael Steve 121
Namovice, Timothy Allen 160
Neal, Shane Robert 118
Negovetich Jr., Edward 71, 118
Nielsen, Catherine 121
Nilson, Tabitha 127
Nolan, Sarah E.
Norris, Bridgette Ann 17, 164, 166
Norris, Amanda 120, 118, 201,
164, 88, 114
Nortman, Randall C. 71, 121
Novak, Brian J 121
Novak, Jason R 127, 162
Novak, Matthew 127
Nowickf, Kathleen 71, 140
O'Connor, Jessica L
O'Rourke, Deborah Lynn 120, 118,
O'Toole, Marty Ann 81, 127
Ogrentz, Amy 96, 122, 142
Ogrentz, Thomas F 127, 160
Olenik, Mark E 121
Oliver, Melissa 15, 18, 65, 90, 114,
Olivotto, Kathy 140
Olszewski, Edward 32, 33, 121
Olszewski, Jennifer 118
Ondas, Michelle 118
Onoff, John 140, 104
Oostman, Erika Jo 118
Opperman, Richard W. 118
Oprea, Holly Marie 23, 13, 21, 121,
Orban, Jan Michael 118, 160
Orlich, Michael J 52, 121, 168
Orrick, Chris Lynn 118, 162
Ortiz, Robert 127
Orzechowicz, Jennifer L. 121
Ossanna, Carrie 23, 118, 164, 166
Pagan, Ann Marie 121, 113
Paglis, Gina 127
Palmer, Scott Thomas 18, 65, 67,
Palonis, Victoria 118
Panicucci, Alicia 121
Panicucci, Michelle Ann 81, 127
Parker, Marcie Jean 121
Parlor, James Gene 121, 176
Parrillo, August 162
Patterson, P. 17
Pavich, Ivan 121, 88
Pawlus, Alison D 118, 148
Payne, Jason Edward 162
Payne, Jennifer Dean 1 18
Peach, Alison 127
Pearson, Doug 140
Pearson, Telisha Michele
Peek, Eric (Elias)
Pen well, Rebecca Marie
Pepelea, Matthew 131
Pete, Randy 127
Peters, Andrew John 134
Peters, Dawn Marie 118
Peters, James B 121, 158
Peters, Joseph 127, 156, 188
Peterson, Kevin 127
Peterson, Michael 18, 58, 121
Petrin, Greg 140
Petrin, Joyce 83
Petska, Jill Amanda 127, 176
Phillips, Karrie Melinda 118, 168
Phillips, Maria 127
Piech, Matthew Thomas
Pierson, Nathaniel 118
Pieszchala, Amy B. 65, 127
Pieters, Michaei 127
Pineiro, Anthony 127
Pinkerman, Stacey Lynn 118
Pirosko, Angela 118
Pirosko, Jameison 118
Pischner, Alan Robert 134
Pischner, Erik Michael 134
Pitts, Michelle Evelyn 121
Pitts, Paul A 134
Piunti, James 134
Pizano, Angela 118
Plawecki, Martin Henry 162, 134,
Plisky, Phillip J. 121, 122
Pluta, Christopher 121
Poe, Jennifer 127
Ponce, Scott 121, 188
Polsinelli, Gina Marie 134
Pontow, Heather Marie 134
Popplewell, Lori Roshawn 26, 121
Popplewell, Shari Lynn 134
Porte, Ami L 118
Porte, Kimberly Ann 127
Porter, Bradley Joseph 121
Powell, Sue 142
Pov, Bert 140
Pratt, Katrina Kelley 81, 127
Price, David A 134
Price, Kevin Bradley 118, 168, 188
Pruim, Leslie Marie 127
Pruim, Phillip James 134
Pruitt, Bill 127
Pry, Sarah 134
Pullins, Debra 48, 140
Pyke, Ann 140
Quenzler, Jake 13, 22, 168, 162
Quenzler, Rock 121
Quenzler, Tiffany 127
Quigg, Stephanie 13, 18, 121, 113,
Quinn, Christine 123, 90
Radzinski, Joel A 123, 201
Radzinski, Melissa A 76, 119
Radzinski, Robert J 127
Rataczak, Jason R 134, 162
Raudonis, James William 127
Ray, Joan 47
Reba, Matthew Aron
Rechlicz, Joseph S. 134
Reese, Richard J.
Rench, Donald A 18, 123, 162
Repking, Joseph 123, 88
Reynolds, Michael 119
Rhein, Douglas Alan 127
Rhoades, Joseph T. 31, 134
Rhoades, Rachelle Nichole 3, 31,
83, 127, 88
Rhodes, Misti Dawn 62, 69, 119
Rich, Jeffrey 134
Rich, Sarah C 123, 148
Richards, Jessica Therese 119
Richardson, Dan 140
Richardson, Jamie Lynn
Rickson, Maggie 142
Rieckhoff, Robert Ernest 123
Rieckhoff, Valerie Ann 134
Rigney, David Ray
Rinas, Jennifer Jean 58, 119, 70
Ring, Erin 119, 148, 88
Rippe, Jesse Alan 134, 160
Rivas, Joseph 1 34
Rivera, Andrea Renee 134
Rivera, Anthony S.
Rivera, Elisa 134
Rivera, Michael 119
Robbins, Jason 134
Robertson, Autumn 123
Roche, Matthew 134
Rodriguez, Freddie 127
Rogers, Diana 128, 140
Rohling, Jacqueline Jean 134
Rosaschi, Melanie Mary 121
Rosaschi, Melissa Susan 119
Rosenbloom, Adam Leonard 134,
Rosing, Jason Allen 123
Ross, Carolyn 123
Ross, Lisa Marie 134
Rossi, James C. 127
Roza nski, Jason 119, 158, 180
Ruban, Michael J. 119
Rubio, Corin R 119
Rudnick, Jeffery John
Ruhs, Caroline Lenore 134, 164
Ruiz, Jennifer 123
Rumery, Christa Marie 123
Rutell, Aaron A 127
Ryan, Cheryl 142
Ryan, Patricia May 123, 164, 166
Ryzewski, Deborah 75, 140
Rybriky, Mike 20
Sablich, Jerome Michael 123
Sabotta, Charlotte 119
Salle, Melissa Jean 134
Samis, Phrosini 130, 134
Samples, Laura 127
Sanchez, James 168, 160
Sayers, Tiffeny Lee 119
Schaeffer, Karen 140
Scheeringa, Cheryl 130, 134
Scheeringa, Valerie 119
Scheidel, Lyn 140
Scherer, Steve 59, 140
Schmal, Rachel 119, 67
Schmidt, Herj 141
Schmidt, Katherine Anna 52, 127,
88 , W
Schmidt, Michael Lee 119
Schneider, Michael 79, 123
Scholl, Chris D. 118, 123
Schroeter, Christina Marie 134
Schullek, Jennifer Dawn 127
Schutte, Rebecca Elise 134
Schwerin, Douglas Miles 127, 158
Scofield, Anne Marie 61, 127
Scott, Don 142
Segally, Richard A. 134
Sellis, Nick 1 19
Semko, Gerald Andrew 127, 162
Serbenta, Jeffrey 1 27
Seremet, Jonathan J. 162, 134
Severson, Eric T 127, 123
Severson, Sean P
Shaginaw, Douglas Scott 119, 168,
Shaps, Aaron 134
Shea, Nicholas Joseph 134
Shideler, Jennifer 123
Shiperek, Nicole C. 36, 134, 164,
Shortes, Timothy 127
Sieb, Derrick Tyson 119
Sie, Duane 141
Siebold, Katherine 127
Simala, Jason 127
Simko, Kevin 12, 123
Simko, Melissa 127
Simko, Sara 127
Simpson, Mary N 26, 123
Sinder, Melissa 134
Skaggs, Bryan Edward 134
Skaggs, James Allen 162
Skaggs, Kristen 32, 123
Skertich, Heather M 2, 127, 110,
Skutle, Nicole 127
Slager, Christopher Michael 21,
Slager, Jonathan 123
Slager, Rodney 127
Sleeman, Charles Mark 134, 162
Slys, Carolyn 141
Smajo, Melissa Ann 134
Smigla, Allison Marie 134
Smigla, Jeffrey Ryan 134, 162
Smith, Craig 64, 65, 119
Smith, Garrett Keith 134
Smith, Jeff 123
Smith, Katherine Anne 119, 88, 66
Smith, Kimberly Ann 134
Smith, Tina Marie 127
Smith, Veronica 142
Smolar, Shelly Ann 123
Smolinski, Eric Rocky 134
Smothers, Shelby 23, 14, 31, 90,
Snowdon, Michael H 162, 134
Solecki, Michele H 114
Solivais, Jaime R. 134
Soltesz, John Louis 123
Somodi, Andrew 188
Sons, Jennifer 46, 123
Sons, Susan 134
Sorota, Judy 142
Sorota, Nancy 123, 174
Sosnowski, Casimir M.
Sosnowski, Lauren 123
Soto, Joshua 123, 162
Soto, Karline 123
Soto, Lindsey Ann 62, 136, 134
Sowinski, Anthony 134, 162
Sowinski, Jacqueline 2, 11, 164
Spangler, Cameron M
Sparks, Steve 34, 123
Spencer, Scott 1 23
Spoljoric, Blase S 13, 116, 168
Spoljoric, Jason J 11, 119, 160
Spradlin, Ladonna M 162
Sprainis, Michelle L 90, 119
Sprouls, Erica 135
Sprainis, Susan Dawn 134
St. Clair, Amanda 128
Stamper, Julie 142
Stan, Melissa L. 119
Stasny, Amy Jo 123, 166
Stasny, Sandy 67, 123
Stasny, Stephen 31, 128
Steele, Brian Keith 128
Steffani, Charles J 128
Steiner, Justin A. 82, 188, 128
Stepanovich, Adam Michael 123
Stephen, Carrie Ann 135
Stephen, Joseph Patrick 128
Stern, Jessica 19, 25, 26, 34, 123
Stevens, Brian M. 128
Stevens, Edward J. 124
Stinnett, Sarah B 135
Stofko, Michael O 124
Stokes, Erin C. 124, 128
Stone, Cindi 135
Stone, Kelly 119
Stout, Michael Allen 135, 162
Stowell, Jerry 124
Strange, Dana R 128
Strickhorn, Laura J. 124
Sullivan, Anesha D 3, 124
Sullivan, Paul 124
Summers, Ryan Matthew 65, 119
Summers, Thomas 78, 162, 156
Summers, Thomas John 141
Sunny, Michael 79, 141, 124
Swalek, Jason Robert 119, 162
Swallow, Nancy Marie 135
Sweeney, Ryan 135
Swenson, Alan 141
Swinford, Randall Dean 58, 119
Swisshelm, Chris Scott 124
Swisshelm, Jeremy L 119, 176
Swisshelm, Trevor W
Szczepanek, Michael R. 124
Szczygielski, Michael M. 124
Szmuc, Misty 119
Szo, Jason 128
Szubryt, Adam 135
Tabor, John 135, 168
Tabor, Rebecca Lynn 119, 170
Tabor, Vincent 124
Tam, Hoi Yi (Christine) 135
Tampauskas, Jason George 128
Tanis, Kathy Lynn 67, 128
Tanis, Kevin John 119
Tanses, Sarah Amanda 119
Tarka, Jeffrey 162
Tauber, Justin Christopher 135,
Tauber, Tara Kristine 124
Taylor, Eric 156
Taylor, Kristi 119
Testolin, Angela Nicole 23, 124
Tharp, Jason Martin 69, 119
Tharp, Jennifer 1, 125
Tharp, Jeremy 188, 128
Thomas, Michelle 125
Thompson, JoAnn 141
Thys, Christy ne M 135
Timm, Tobi 119
Timmer, Melissa Susan 135
Tomczak, Davina 135
Toth, Brian Thomas
Toweson, Brian 166, 148
Tratta, Jason 61, 128
Trembicki, Karissa 65, 125
Trivunovic, Todor 158, 128
Trivunovic, Violet 124
Troppman, Valerie Dawn 119, 170
Trubach, Jennifer Elizabeth 123
Trudeau, Matthew 63, 119
Trznadel, Holly R
Tuck, Cari Lynn 125
Tucker, Christopher A. 135
Tucker, Eric Leonard 67, 93, 125
Tucker, Jamie Lynn 135
Tucker, Michelle Lynn 19, 27, 125
Tucker, Scott David 23, 14, 31,
Turnbull, John 119
Tuskan, Bryan M
Tuskan, Kevin S
Tyburski, Michael 125
Tzanetakos, Helen 62, 128
Underwood, Aaron Andrew
Underwood, Michael Andrew 135,
Upchurch, Michael J. 119
Urban, Michael 141, 158
Urbanczyk, Darren 128
Uzelac, Tatjana 119
Van Deel, Denise 128
Van Prooyen, Anthony 81, 168,
Vanbodegraven, Michelle 119
Vanderbilt, Rachel 119
Vandertuuk, Lisa 125
Vanderwall, Karen M 119
Vantil, Christin 75, 135
Vargas, Brian C. 135
Vasaitis, Michael James 135
Vasaitis, Scott Lee 1 19
Vasile, Vincent Carl 160, 128
Vasquez, John Paul 119
Vasquez, Kimberly Ann 2
Vending, Dr. Renner 3, 139
Ver Wey, Sherry Lynn 21, 135
Vermejan, Charles 135
Veslocki, Margaret M. 52, 125
Vincent, Steven 162, 128, 88
Visovatti, Priscilla C 135
Volbrecht, Tara Lynn 88, 174, 128
Vukas, Sasha 158, 128
Wagman J 162
Waldron, Ben 119, 168
Waldron, Jaime Suzanne 164, 166,
Walkowiak, Joseph S. 119
Walkowiak, Kelly A. 125
Wallace, Eric Allen 125
Wa liner, Avarie 25, 67, 125, 148
Walsh, Jason P 119
Walsh, Michael 128
Walsh, William Lewis 119
Walter, Jennifer 128
Ward, Christine Renee
Warnecke, Kimberly 119
Warner, Chantelle Nicole 128
Warren, Chad A 188, 128
Watroba, Brian 120, 160
Weaver, Joni 125
Weede, Steven J 1 28
Wegner, Jeffrey 128
Wells, Beth 119
West, Daniel A. 78, 120, 162
West, Darren 125, 156
Westberg, Jill 125
Weyer, Nathan Lee 120, 158, 178
Wiist, Stacy 135
White, Christine Daniell 125
White, Eric Timothy 162
White, Lawrence Dale II
White, Sarah Lynn
Whitener, Paul Michael 168
Wiist, Shannon K 125
Wiist, Stacey Lynn 134
Willhoit, Todd Christopher
Williams, Christopher T. 128
Williams, Kristen Marie 166, 128
Williamson, Tatiana Catherine 128
Willman, Aaron Michael
Willman, Tonya Lynn 120
Wilson, Carrie Lynne
Wilson, David Alan 162
Wilson, Jamie Paul 162
Wilson, Melanie Maureen 126, 128
Wilson, Michael Allen 125
Wilson, Pam 141
Wimmer, Kyle Robert 31, 162, 128
Winchell, Daniel L. 120
Winchell, David M. 158, 128
Wojciechowski, Tiffany 128
Wojtysiak, Jessica 120
Wolak, Adam 120
Wolendowski, Jill 125, 114, 166
Wolotka, Frank T
White, Larry 63
Wilson, Pam 67
Woleviclowski, Jill 23, 15
Woodward, Joel 162
Wories, Jessica Lynn
Wories, Michelle Renee 128
Wright, Angela 128
Wurst, Bryan Christian 26, 168
Wyatt, Michael 23, 10, 125
Wynkoop, Emily Ann
Wynkoop, Jason M 46, 54, 65, 125
Wyrick, William James
Yadron, Stephen 71, 125, 168
Yarbrough, Daniel L.
Yatsko, Jeffrey 58, 125
Yeo, Kyu Han (Steven) 168, 128
Younkers, Brandy Lee 12, 13, 19,
Youssef, Dahlia M. 129, 200, 164
Yurkus, Michael J 160, 168
Zendian, Karen 141
Ziemniak, Steven 162
Ziemniak, Tracy 129
Zimmerman, Melissa Lynn 90
Zinmer, Corey P. 129
Zisoff, Melissa R 122, 125
Zoeteman, Patricia 125
Zufall, Martin Devere 129
Zurek, Ron Jason
Zygmunt, Anne 91, 129
Zygmunt, Brian 76, 125
Zaborowski, Jennifer 125, 166
Zaborowski, Paula Christine 14,
Zakrzacki, Alice 170, 88
Zalewski, Brian J 125
Zalewski, Kimberly M 93
Zemaitis, Daniel 58, 125
Zembala, Michael Francis 129
Zendian, Jamie Lynn
Indiana Secretary of State Joe Hogsett addressed
the government classes, meeting later with Link
Editor Ed Klapak, Dr. Linda Anast, and Student
Council officer Julie Gray.
BackTo The Drawing Board Shield '93
T his year's Shield was de-
signed and made camera-
ready in the Journalism Room of
Highland High School. This is the
last yearbook produced in the "old"
Journalism Room, since renovation
is moving the journalism effort to a
new area of the building.
The entire book has been
typeset in the J Room on Macintosh
computers, using the Pagemaker
Desktop Publishing program. Head-
lines and graphics were also pro-
duced with Pagemaker, TypeStyler,
and Free Hand programs. Word
Perfect was also used.
All body copy is in 10 pt.
Palatino type, with headlines using
Palatino, Optima, Reporter 2, Friz
Quadrata, Mistral and Kable type
An editorial board of Ed
Klapak, Julie Gray, Erin Ring and
Alice Zakrzacki oversaw produc-
tion, and Barbara Mayer was the
Miss Susan Taylor was the
able representative of Herff Jones,
which printed the book in Shawnee
Mission, Kansas. Root Studio was
the school photographer.
Named Most ValuableStaf-
fers by staff vote at year's end were
Julie Gray and Ed Klapak.
Editoral Board: Julie Gray, Ed Klapak,
Erin Ring, Alice Zakrzacki
Copy — Avarie Wallner, Ann Marie Pagan, Amy
Finn, Dave Bartlett
Clubs & Classes — Karen Vanderwall, Mandy
Norris, Katie Smith
Album — Alicia Castillo-Flores, Michelle Banjura,
Sports — Cari Brown, Tracy Kasbaum, Kara
Maicher, Rachel Holder
Design — Amy Hanak, Joanie Kruger
Business — Tanya Harris
Photography — Paul Callaway, Jessica Stern,
Rachel le Rhoades, Joe Doerr
Adviser — Barbara Mayer
Senior Melissa Branson enjoys
her classmates' ideas.
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and copins. We've learned what it is
like to sacrifice some, and to take our
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turmoil, and most of us will walk back
into a newer, revitalized Hishland Hish
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distinction of beins the last class to
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March 1992 -April 1993
FIVE DAYS OF
YOU’RE IN THE
BECOMES THE FIRST
ASTRONAUT AS PART
OF THE ENDEAVOUR
12, IS ADOPTED BY
WORLD YEARBOOK 2
L.A. RIOTS, JEMISON IN SPACE, & QUAYLE vs. MURPHY BROWN
The citizens of South Cen-
tral L.A. rioted following the
acquittal of four policemen
charged with beating Rodney
King. Many innocent victims,
including Reginald Denny,
were pulled from their vehicles
and beaten while millions
across the nation watched on
television. Dunng the five days
of rioting, 58 people were killed
and 600 buildings burned. A
new tnal in Federal Court
found two of the officers guilty
of violating King’s civil rights.
• "Suicide doctor" Jack
Kevorkian was dismissed on
two murder charges in Michi-
gan for assisting in the sur
cides of terminally ill patients.
• Carol Moseley Braun of
Illinois became the first black
female elected to the United
States Senate. • Rush
Limbaugh gave new life to
talk radio by capturing the
loyalty of 14 million midday
listeners. • Radio’s "naughty
boy,’’ Howard Stern, was
ranked the top morning show
in L.A., N.Y.C., and Philadel-
phia . • The world mourned the
tosses of novelist , Alex Haley;
founder of Wal-Mart, Sam
Walton ; comic, Sam Kinison;
Allen; Temptations vocalist,
Eddie Kendricks; Nobel
Peace Prize winner,
Menachem Begin; former
football great, Lyle Alzado;
Motown’s first great female
star, Mary Wells; and
Psycho's "Norman Bates, "An-
IF YOU COULD
MEET ANY PERSON,
WHO WOULD rT BE
IN A DEVASTATING YEAR FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL
FAMILY, PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA
SEPARATE, THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE ANDREW AND
SARAH FERGUSON CRUMBLES, AND A FIRE DESTROYS
WINDSOR CASTLE’S ST. GEORGE’S HALL.
V.P. DAN QUAYLE BLAMES THE ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY FOR THE NATION S "POVERTY OF
VALUES." ACTRESS CANDICE BERGEN, "MURPHY
BROWN," RESPONDS, CAPTURING THE
ATTENTION OF 44 MILLION VIEWERS DURING THE
SITCOM S SEASON PREMIERE.
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AN EXPLOSION IN THE GARAGE OF THE WORLD
TRADE CENTER’S TWIN TOWERS KILLS SIX AND
WOUNDS THOUSANDS; SUSPECTS ARRESTED.
HURRICANE ANDREW’S 164 MPH WINDS SWEEP THROUGH SOUTHERN
FLORIDA, LOUISIANA. AND THE BAHAMAS LEAVING 52 DEAD, 300,000
HOMELESS, AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DESTRUCTION. HURRICANE INIKI
RIPS THROUGH THE HAWAIIAN ISLAND OF KAUAI KILLING FOUR PEOPLE.
WINDS, BOMB IN
TWIN TOWERS, &
ELVIS IN THE MAIL
A list of the worst abusers of
check cashing privileges at the
House bank was released by
the House Ethics
Committee. • Savings and
Loan officer Charles Keating
was sentenced to 1 0 years for
fraudulently selling bonds. •
Former Defense Secretary
Caspar Weinberger was
charged with committing
perjury during his Iran/Contra
testimonies. As one of his final
duties as president, George
Bush pardoned Weinberger.
• Marine and Naval aviators
allegedly sexually assaulted 26
women. The Pentagon’s
investigation of the Tailhook
Scandal forced Navy
Secretary H. Lawrence
Garrett into retirement. •
California suffered its most
powerful earthquake in 40
years. Striking the Yucca
Valley and Big Bear Lake
areas, the quake registered as
high as 7.4 on the Richter
scale. • Hurricane Andrew,
the most destructive hurricane
in U.S. history, damages
100.000 homes and left over
86.000 people unemployed.
• The Hawaiian island of Kauai
was hit by Hurricane Iniki •
The young Elvis Presley was
immortalized on a stamp. •
Against heavy opposition, Bill
Clinton promised to lift the
ban on gays serving in the
armed forces. • In Waco,
Texas, a confrontation lasting
more than a month between
Alcohol, Tobacco, and
Firearms (ATF) agents and a
religious cult founded by
David Koresh came to a fiery
and tragic conclusion. • The
Blizzard of “93 broke snowfall
records from as far south as
the Gulf Coast to the northern
tip of Maine.
ISSUE OF 1992-93:
IN YOUR TOWN?
WORLD YEARBOOK 3
AT THE 52nd
THE OATH AS THE
OF THE UNITED
READILY JOINED IN
THE FESTIVITIES BY
MANY OF THE
HE VISITED THAT
ISSUE TO YOU:
IF SO, WHO WON?
WORLD YEARBOOK 4
A DIVIDED PARTY AND
ENDS GEORGE BUSH’S
PRESIDENCY AND A 12
ROSS PEROT CALLS
REFORM AT ALL
INCLUDING THE OVAL
CLINTON IS IN, BUSH IS OUT,
& THE ECONOMY HITS SIX YEAR LOW
Promises of a better tomor-
row and the return of the U.S.
as an economic superpower
gave Bill Clinton the boost
he needed to win the election .
• George Bush's unsuccess-
ful reelection bid resulted in
the end of a 1 2 year Republi-
can reign. • With volunteer
support and plans for ending
political gridlock, Ross Perot
became the strongest inde-
pendent candidate in recent
history. Perot’s popularity fell
and never recovered after he
dropped out of the race only
to return weeks later. • More
than a half million advocates
of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
marched to the White House
to express their views on abor-
tion. • The crash of USAir
Flight 405 killed 27 passen-
gers. The plane crashed be-
cause of an excessive amount
of snow and ice on the wings.
• Unemployment figures hit
a six year high at 7.1%, and
40% of all workers employed
were working below their skill
level, or earning poverty
wages. »The flooding of down-
town Chicago businesses
caused billions of dollars in
damage. • Bad ground beef
served at Jack in the Box
restaurants killed two children
and made hundreds sick.
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INCLUDING IBM AND GM, SUFFER
THE BIGGEST LOSSES IN THEIR
COMPANIES’ HISTORIES FORCING
THE LAYOFFS OF THOUSANDS
TO HELP THE
LIST THE PEOPLE
YOU KNOW WHO
ARE MEMBERS OF
THE U.S. FORCES
IN THE MIDDLE
EAST & SOMALIA:
WORLD YEARBOOK 5
RIO DE JANEIRO
HOSTS THE U N.
EARTH SUMMIT, 178
U.S. OCCUPIES SOMALIA TO SAVE THE
STARVING, NATIONS UNITE TO SAVE
THE PLANET, & WAR IN YUGOSLAVIA
International sanctions were
placed on Yugoslavia in
s hopes of ending bloodshed,
f Over 50,000 were killed in
i the Yugoslav Civil War. •
I Manuel Noriega was
convicted and sentenced to
40 years for racketeering. •
Whites in South Africa
approved a referendum to
share power with blacks. •
Boatloads of Haitians were
forced to return to their
embattled country when the
naval base in Guantanamo
Bay was ordered closed to
refugees. • President Bush
refused to sign the Species
Protection Act created at the
Earth Summit, or to back
strict control on pollutants. •
A baboon liver was
transplanted into a human;
the patient died 71 days later.
• U.S. armed forces were
deployed to Somalia to
create safe passage for food
and medical supply deliveries
to starving children and adults.
• In a humanitarian effort, the
U.S. airlifted food and medical
supplies to Bosnia.
BOMBS IRAQ FOR
OF THE WORLD
DID YOUR SCHOOL
HAVE A FOOD
DRIVE TO HELP
WORLD YEARBOOK 6
THE LATE NIGHT WARS, SPIKE LEE
RELEASES MALCOLM X, & SUPERMAN
IS OVERCOME BY DOOMSDAY
Amy Fisher's story was aired
on all three major networks. •
• Luke Perry was voted the
favorite 90210 character. •
Blossom, starring Mayim
Bialik and Joey Lawrence,
and Fresh Prince of Bel Air
featuring Will Smith were
two popular TV series among
teens. • Roseanne Arnold,
Candice Bergen, Jerry
Seinfeld and Tim Allen were
four of the most popular per-
formers on TV. • 9021 0 spin-
offs, Class of ‘96 starring
Jason Gedrick, and Melrose
gained popularity with younger
audiences. • Ren & Stimpy
became the most notorious
cartoon couple of the year. •
Oscar Winners: First timer
Clint Eastwood won two for
Unforgiven ; Best Actorwentto
seven time nominee Al Pacino
for Scent of a Woman ; and
Emma Thompson won Best
Actress for Howard’s End. Hit
Movies of 92-93: Sister Act,
The Bodyguard, A League of
Their Own, Batman Returns,
Patriot Games. White Men
Can’t Jump, and Boomerang.
GROUPS AND THE MUSIC
RAPPER ICE-T RELEASES
GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
ERIC CLAPTON U2
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IF YOU COULD BE
A MEMBER OF ANY
BAND, WHO WOULD
rr BE, AND WHY?
WORLD YEARBOOK 7
'1 WLL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
MICHAEL JACKSON SPEAKS OUT, BILLY
RAY CYRUS’ DREAMS COME TRUE, & THE
RED HOI CHILI PEPPERS ARE BLAZIN’
Oprah Winfrey’s Interview
with Michael Jackson was
the fourth most watched en-
tertainment show in history. •
Billy Ray Cyrus’ hit “Achy
Breaky Heart" landed him in-
stant success. •“Give ItAway”
pushed the Red Hot Chili
Peppers into the spotlight. •
Whitney Houston’s remake
of “I Will Always Love You”
helped The Bodyguard
soundtrack remain in the #1
spot for months. • Freddy
Mercury of Queen was hon-
ored at the “Concertfor Life.”
• Eric Clapton walked away
with six Grammys including
Record, Album, and Song of
the Year. • Other Grammy
Award winners were U2,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Celine
Dion and Peabo Bryson, K.D.
Lang, Nine Inch Nails, Vince
Gill, Chaka Kahn, Boyz II Men,
Marty Stewart and Travis Tritt,
Mary-Chapm Carpenter, Sir
Mix A Lot, Arrested Develop-
ment, and Jon Secada. •
Some of the Hottest Musi-
cians of the year were Sonic
Youth, Neneh Cherry, L7,
Trisha Yearwood, Dr. Dre,
Garth Brooks, Vanessa Will-
iams, Kriss Kross, TLC, Marky
Mark, Nirvana, Harry Connick,
Jr., Linear, Ce Ce Peniston,
Ugly Kid Joe, Shai, Michael
Bolton, Metaliica, Pearl Jam,
Wreckx-n-Effect, REM, Kenny
G, Reba McEntire, Wynonna
Judd, and Def Leppard.
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DALLAS CRUSHES BUFFALO 52-17 IN SUPER BOWL XXVII.
QUARTERBACK TROY AIKMAN IS NAMED MVP.
WORLD YEARBOOK 8
ALABAMA STORMS THE MIAMI HURRICANES TO
WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
BULLS REPEAT, DALLAS DESTROYS, & THE JAYS TAKE fT HOME
The Chicago Bulls repeated
as NBA Champs by defeat-
ing the Portland Trailblaz-
ers. • In ‘92, Duke Univer-
sity won their second con-
secutive NCAA Basketball
Championship. • The great-
est basketball team ever as-
sembled represented the
USA at the XXV Summer
Olympiad in Barcelona. Nick-
named the Dream Team,
they swept the competition
and were awarded the gold
medal. • The Alabama
Crimson Tide celebrated
its centennial season by rout-
ing the defending national
champion Miami Hurri-
canes 34-13. This Sugar
Bowl victory made the Tide
the undisputed National
Champions of College Foot-
ball. • The Buffalo Bills suf-
fered a third consecutive
winless trip to the Super Bowl.
The victorious Dallas Cow-
boys ran away with Super
Bowl XXVII. • Tennis great
Arthur Ashe died less than
one year after he announced
he had contracted AIDS
through a blood transfusion.
• In ‘93, North Carolina
won the NCCA Basketball
Championship. • After a hip
replacement, “Bionic" Bo
Jackson returns to the
sports world. During the Chi-
cago White Sox's ‘93 sea-
son home opener, Jackson
slapped a 400ft. homerun.