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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 

To The 

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 

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 

Auditorium Built 


Teachers Strike 


Peak Enrollment: 2,475 Students 

Old Link Was Built 


Football Undefeated 


New Football Field 

Last Powder Puff Game 

Football State Finals 


ZipSypult Football Field Named 


Wicker Park Manor Flood 

Sectional Basketball Champs 

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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 
be seen. 

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 
football games? 

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 
Of Things 

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 
the rainbow! 

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. 

Student Life 


ur world as we live it is one 
thing, REALITY. 

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: 

□ 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 

and so 


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 
the seniors. 

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. 




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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. 

Juniorpartners, Shelby 
Smothers and Brian 
Loa n e, Pau la Zabrowski 
and Taz Fenolio try the 
wheelbarrow contest. 

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, 
Kim Cowgill,Dave 
Modjeski, and Jill 
Wolendowski celebrate 
another win. 

Blaze Spoljoric and Krissy Moore at 
Homecoming. Above: Michele Howell, 
Michele Dragus and Jenny Matthews. 

are great 

ating with 
friends. 1 

Amanda Buck 


Right, Greg Czaja and Danielle Durlich, 
both freshmen, seem to be enjoying the 
Homecoming Dance. 

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- 
ing Court. 

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- 
coming Dance. 

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- 
icia Castillo. 

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. 








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 

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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 
more easier. 

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 


My Life' 

student Lif c 

Dance goers 
In theme 'All 

/ magine it! 

It's the night of december twelfth, 
and you’re on your way to Turnabout. 
No, wait? 

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 
finally arrives. 

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, 
Renee Burge,ScottTucker, 
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. 


Moet Fopped 

ust admit it - we all pop 

Some of us just 
seem to pop thecornsbetter 
than others. 

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 
his windshield!" 

□ 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. 



corn / 
korn/ n. 

1) an ac- 
tion or 
made with 
the face 
and body, 
done after 
a dumb 
remark is 
made . 

2) a 

phrase or 
that is a 
pun or 
play on 
words . 
"That was 
a very 
corny re- 
mark ! " 


student Ltf e ] 

Emerald City people are: Joy Fledderjohan, 
BryanWurst,JeremyDeVries,Lori Popplewell, 
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 

Stern, Easto 
Blair, Deleget 
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 


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. 


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. 

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& Change 



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 
"real" world. 

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. 

The Highland 

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. 

Out There 


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 
theowlsarecreaturesofhabit. Their 
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. 
Enough said.! 

□ 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, 
Christopher Columbus." 

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 

the dirt 

Guy: Greatest game on earth 

Girl: Heaven 

Guy: Punishment given from your 


If I were seasoning I would be 

Girl: Sugar 

Guy: Spice 

Dream Date 
Girl: Candlelight dinner and a walk on the 


Guy: McD's and a Bull's game 

Favorite magazine 

Girl Cosmo 

Guy Sports Illustrated (swimsuit issue) 

Dressing up 

Girl: A dress and heels 

Guy: A clean sweatshirt 

Favorite Store 
Girl: Marshall Field's 

Guy: Sportmart 

Long relationship 
Girl: Two years 

Guy: Two months 

Favorite celebrity 
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 

Guy: Love?!? 

His/Her own body 

Girl: My legs are fat, my hips are wide 

Guy: It's all muscle 

Girl: Salad 

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. 

□ EdKlapak 

Male/Female Mind 

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[ 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- 

Hans Outs 

10. BK/NOT! 

9. Movies 
8. Blue Bird Park 
7. Carlsson’s 
6. Ambrosia Gardens 
5. Beach 
4. Mall 
3. LangePs 
2. Top Notch 
1. JedPs 


10. Unshaven legs 
9. Buddies tagging 

8. Tennis shoes with 
dress clothes 
7. Downer personality 
6. Being undecisive 
5. Too much cologne/ 

4. Too much make-up 
3. Bad Breath 
2. Being late 
1. Cheap date 

Top Tens 



10. Tripping on the carpet 
9. Seniors suffering from 
Freshman Syndrome 
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 
"airport terminal" 

4. Luggage replacing 

3. Seeing our breath in 
the hallways 

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. 


10. Fila 
9. Thongs 
8. Buck Skins 
7. Sandals (2-Strap) 
6. Suede Boots 
5. Nike 

4. Mock Boots 
3. Eastland Booties 


10. Plaid 
9. Loose cuffs 
8. Blazers 
7. v-neck sweaters 
6. Tight body suits 
5. Girbaud & Cross 

4. Stretch pants & 
big sweaters 
3. Rugbys 
2. Flannels 
1. Denim shirts 

Top Tens 



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- 
fice furniture. 

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 

Russia Approves 
Yeltsin Plan 

Hurricane Andrew 
Dips Through Florida 

Two Found Guilty 
In L.A. Police Trial 

Save The Planet Forum 
Stresses Global Awareness 

Prince Charles, 
Lady Di Split 

This was one of the 
most news-eventful years in 
modern history. 

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- 
lroney resigned. 

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 
White House. 

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; 

Thousands injured 


The World 

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 
he would soon lead the country. 

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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 

extra-curricular activities 

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 
became fun. 

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 
Debate team. 

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 

Serve & 

Mike Orlich leads 

present, honor society members detailed 
the requisites and character traits neces- 
sary for membership, then received the 
new members. 

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 
real involvement 

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 
positive difference. 

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. 

Key Club 

Mike Deleget served as 
Student Council 
president this year, 
overseeing its many 

Far right, the Student 
Council float features 
Val Rieckoff, Amber 
Kay, Janice Black and 
Susan Kulczyk. 

Below, Vice President 
Julie Grey and 
President Mike Deleget 
add their spirit to the 
Homecoming Parade. 


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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 
the area. 

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. 

Student Council 

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 
Dennis Zelenke 
during a break in the 
weekend action. 

Teen Directors Mar- 
garet Veslocki and 
Karen Gaskey ad- 
dress the Snowflake 
group. They led 
many activities. 

HHS students help 
junior high decisions 

best ever! 


"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- 
pants attended. 

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 
the school. 

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. 


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New Season, 

Three productions 
highlight HTC, Aud year 

New Faces 

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 
Tin Man. 

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. 

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Building Trades 

Michelle Tucker 
stars in last lead 

Anne of 
Green Gables 

Anne of Green Gables 

HTC role 

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 
very well-deserved. 

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 
Palmerget re-acquainted. 

Joy Fledderjohann as Mrs. Barry scolds Anne 
for getting Diana drunk. Lauren Loscalzo 
appeared as Diana in her first lead role. 

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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. 

Numerous trophies 
mark incredible season 

Band 'Hooks' 
many firsts 

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 
minute show. 

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 
Disney World. 

□ 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 
Spotlight Night. 

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 
of great 
for each 

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. 

Concerts show 
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. 



Majorettes enhance 
band performance 



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. 



sing way 
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. 

Cari Brown 

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. 

Avarie Wallner 

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 
Honor Soci- 
ety has 
allowed me 
to express 
myself . It 
helps give the 
world a 
'sneak peek' 
at what is 
going on 
inside my 

Avarie Wallner 

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 
inclined classes. 

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- 
mensional figures. 

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 

We'll enjoy 
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 



Business Professionals 
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 




Senior Chrissy 
Quinn has 
merited a trip 
to national 
through her 
work in Busi- 
ness Profes- 
sionals of 
America. Her 
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. 




4 - 



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 
the slide!" 

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 



Pictured above, 
some members of 
the Science De- 
partment met 
early in the year 
to formulate new 
teaching and lear- 
nig techniques. 

Mr. Larry 
J ohnson, Mr.Herb 
Schmidt, Mrs. Jan 
Konkoly, Mr. Lee 
Farley and Mr. 
Dan Richardson 
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 
Science Olympiad. 

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- 
fit mankind. 

□ 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. 

Science Olympiad 


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. 

New House 

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 
Trades students. 

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. 

72 x 

Trades, Industrial 

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. 

Building Trades 


Even with no pool second semester 
it still remained the same school 

Health stays 
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. 

"This was 
the year when we 
learned how to 
survive in physi- 
cal education 
without a swim- 
ming pool and a 
lot of gym space. 

We did 

survive, and in the 
process learned a 
lot about our- 
selves and how 
well we adapt to 
the challenges 
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 
Microwave Economics 


"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- 
sonal Relations. 

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 
cooking class. 

Right, junior student Brian Lieberman, 
Brian Zygmunt, Lee Christenson and Chris 
Hines look confident. 


Home Ec 

Humor & 
History mix 

Time in new gym 
worth renovation 

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. 

Social Studies 



Even without ceilings 
their scores stayed high 


They survived! 

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 
we survived." 

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. 



hrom Shakespeare 
to suffixes 

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 
at 2:00. 

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 
Highland High. 

□ 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. 



Foreign Languages 

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. 

Rich Cultures 

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. 

Foreign LanguageclassesatHHS, 
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 

Foreign Languages 


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. 

Clubs, Societies 
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 
their own. 

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. 

JV Cheerleaders-M. 
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 
their support. 

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. 
Brenda Larsen. 


To Back 


ooking through these pages, 
a person sees the many faces 
of Highland. 

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 
finish line. 

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. 

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Class of '93 sees 
end of 'old' HHS 

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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 
Highland spirit. 

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 
Jasaitis, president. 

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Jennifer Abbott 
Mie Akema 
Scott Anderson 
Shawn Anderson 
Shawn Atkinson 
Sandra Auksel 

Kevin Avery 
Jim Bailey 
Jim Bajaj 
Tammy Bandura 
Mike Banhart 
Carolyn Bannon 

Jennifer Barks 
Becky Barrett 
Dave P. Bartlett 
Jennifer Beck 
Harpo Becker 
Kory Berda 

Aaron Bishop 
Kevin Bishop 
Janice Black 
Greg Blair 
Doug Boersma 
Dan Bogusz 

Mike Borowiec 
Nadia Boutros 
Melissa Branson 
Cari Brown 
Renee Burge 
Ken Burleson 

Bryan Butcher 
Jennifer Butler 
Beth Caddick 
Jay Cambell 
Chad Carlsson 
Michelle Castillo 

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 
pizza burgers. 

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. 

Steve Chicki 
Lee Christenson 
Carla Churilla 
Mark Ciganovic 
Sue Colter 
Ryan Cook 

Craig Cooper 
Olivia Cotiango 
Kim Cowgill 
Timothy Crane 
Draga Culic 
Stacie Cummins 

Tom Czyszczon 
Darron Damasius 
Karen Damianick 




Michael Deleget 
Christina Delegado 
Suzanne Demaris 
Jeremy Devries 
Andja Djukich 
Allan Dobrowolski 

Joe Doerr 
Tom Dolan 
Michelle Dragus 
Michael Drexler 
Karan Dyke 
Angela East 

Cary Eckard 
Kimberly Elliot 
Lia Elliot 
Michelle Elo 
Heidi Fenstermaker 
Jessica Ferrell 

Matthew Foe 
Deanna Francoeur 
David Frazier 
Robby Furgye 
Jeremy Galiher 
Erin Galosich 

Angela Garmon 
Harmony Gates 
Adam Gholson 
Todd Giba 
Simo Glumac 
Michael Golumbeck 

Christina Gonzalez 
Angela Goodson 
Sarah Gosling 
Jason Govert 
Jennifer Granger 
Melanie Grau 

Michael Deleget: SC3-4, Fball 
1, Swim. l-4,Ten.2-3,Track 1, 
BPA 4, Ger. 4, Theater 3 -4, NHS 
4,Chor.3-4. ChristinaDelgado: 
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. 
Help.3-4.JeremyDeVries: Aud. 
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. 
Deanna FrancoeurBballl-2, 
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, 


Julie Gray 
Judy Hall 
Jeremiah Hamman 
Mark Harrison 
Amy Havlin 
Jeremy Hayes 

Robert Hayward 
Jason Heslinga 
Christopher Hines 
John Hinkel 
Rachael Holder 
Scott Homans 

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: 
Build.Trades 34. 

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 
four years. 

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. 

The Vote 

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. 


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Kristy Hood 
Amy Hook 
Annamarie Hom 
Karen Hom yak 
Donald Housley 
Maureen Hughes 

Jill Huitsing 
Marci Huitsing 
Karen Hussey 
Myssir Isa 
Bruce ivers 
Michael Jasaitis 

Timothy Jenkins 
Robert Johnsen 
Karen Johnson 
Kyle Kaczmarek 
Kimberly Kallen 

Tracy Kasbaum 
Mary Keaton 
Adam Kennedy 
Brad Kerr 
Edward Klapak 
Michael Koitch 

April Korem 
John Kowalski 
Joan Kruger 
Natalie Kutie 
Theodore Kutscher 
Neil Kwiatkowski 

Brian Labus 
Timothy Latko 
like Limoncu 
Janna Lippie 
Keith Loudermilk 
Sarah Lounsbury 

Krijly Hood: KC 3-4. Fr Club 1-4. Ger Club 
2-4. FN>tS2-4. 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 

102 >> 


Seniors reign as SUPERSTARS! 

J une 13,1993. The year, 
the month, the day. 
OurGraduation. Nonetheless, 
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. 

Remember freshman 
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. 



Patrick MacCartney 
Renee Maglish 
Kara Maicher 
David Maloney 
aint Mann 
Michael Margraf 


Steven Marshall 
Jennifer Marshall 
Jennifer Matthews 
Brett McCay 
Mark McCullough 
Mark McManus 

Douglas McNeilev 
Michelle Mendoza 
Jason Miller 

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 


4 im 

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. 



Melinda Miller 
Russ Milton 
David Modjeski 
Chris Moore 
Kristine Moore 
Stephanie Moreno 

Tanya Mullins 
Marc Murzyn 
Mark Murzyn 
Michael Namovice 
Timothy Namovice 
Catherine Nielsen 

Randall Nortman 
Brian Novak 
Mark Olenik 
Melissa Oliver 
Edward Olszewski 
Holly Oprea 

Michael Orlich 
Jennifer Orzechowicz 
Ann Marie Pagan 
Scott Palmer 
Alicia Panicucci 
Marcie Parker 

Jay Parlor 
Iyan Pavich 
James Peters 
Michael Peterson 
Michelle Pitts 
Phillip Plisky 

Christopher Pluta 
Scott Ponce 
Lori Popplewell 
Bradley Porter 
Rock Quenzler 
Stephanie Quigg 

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 
l-4,SkiClubl-2.MarkO!enik: Build. 
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, 
ANHS2-4,GNHS2-4, NHS3-4,QS2- 

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 
Christina Delgado. 

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 
big time". 

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 
of years. 

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 
Draga Culic. 

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. 



Christine Quinn 
Joel Radzinski 
Donald Rench 
Joe Repking 
Sarah Rich 
Rob Riechoff 

Autumn Robertson 
Jason Rosing 
Carolyn Ross 
Jenny Ruiz 
Christa Rumery 
Patty Ryan 

Jerome Sablich 
Mike Schneider 
Chris D. Scholl 
Eric Severson 
Jennie Shideler 
Kevin Simko 

Mary Simpson 
Kristen Skaggs 
Jonathan Slager 
Jeff Smith 
Shelly Smolar 
John Soltesz 

Jennifer Sons 
Nancy Sorota 
Lauren Sosnowski 
Josh Soto 
Karline Soto 
Steve Sparks 

Scott Spencer 
Blase Spoljoric 
Sandy Stasnv 
Any Stasnv 
Adam Stepanovich 
Jessica Stem 

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 
the curriculum. 

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. 


Edward Stevens 
Michael Stofko 
Erin Stokes 
Jerry Stowell 
Laura Strickhom 
Anesha Sullivan 

Paul Sullivan 
Thomas Summers 
Chris Swisshelm 
Michael Szczepanek 
Michael Szczygielski 
Vincent Tabor 

Hitting the books pays off! 

Tara Tauber 
Angela Testolin 
Jennifer Tharp 

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, 

Michelle Thomas 
Karissa Trembicki 
Violet Trivunovic 
Cari Tuck 
Eric Tucker 
Michelle Tucker 

Scott Tucker 
Michael Tyburski 
Lisa Vandertuuk 
Margaret Veslocki 
Joseph Walkowiak 
Eric Wallace 

Avarie Wallner 
Joni Weaver 
Darren West 
Jill Westberg 
Christine White 
Shannon Wiist 

Michael Wilson 
Jill Wolendowski 
Michael Wyatt 
Jason Wynkoop 
Stephen Yadron 
Jeffrey Yatsko 

Brandy Younkers 
Jennifer Zaborowski 
Brian Zalewski 
Daniel Zemaitis 
Melissa Zisoff 
Patricia Zoeteman 

Brian Zygmunt 
Brian Linebaugh 

Not Pictured 

Jason Abeyta 
Ala'a A1 Sharif 
Jaime Anguiano 
Dawn Ault 
Lynn Bujwit 
Arnold Cuevas 

Chris Dunn 
Wendy Harness 
Mike Harwood 
Kel'e Hester 
Melissa Huffman 
Lisa Hurtt 

Cary Janik 
Ryan Kinny 
Jeremy Miller 
Dave Ogrentz 
Jake Quenzler 
Mike Russell 

James Sanchez 

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 
2-4,TurnaboutCt.Mike Tyburski: 
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- 
2,Nat.Helper4, Hocmg.Queen,Prom 
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- 



We Saw 

It All 

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 
Kuwaiti citizens. 

"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- 
cratic nomination. 

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 
and talents, 
work with 



high expecta- 
tions for 
yourself and 
convert every 
into an 

A Nation At Risk 

Before we 
begin our 
next book... 

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 
succeeding generations. 

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 
truely succeeded. 

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 



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. 


Laura Abraham 
Lori Alcala 
Amy Andreatta 
Jennifer Bahr 
Lisa Banas 
Brian Barr 

Shannon Bateman 
Molly Begala 
Robin Beiderhake 
George Bell 
Marilee Benningto 
Matthew Benware 

Arin Betchen 
Patricia Bigott 
Jennifer Bognar 
Jason Bouchard 
Ian Broski 
Kerri Brown 

Amanda Buck 
Mary Burkman 
George Caddick 
Paul Camp 
Dawn Carlson 
Frank Cash 


Stacey Cervik 
Timothy Chervenak 
Ukyong Chong 
Amy Claesgens 
Dena Conn 
Christina Csukardi 

Scott Denyes 
James Desler 
Steven Dopka 
Melanie Dubrick 
Karen Duffy 
Phyllis Dumigan 

Nathan Dwenger 
Amanda Dyson 
Kimberly Easto 
Randall Eckard 
Patrick Egan 
Brian Ehlin 

Stephanie Elkins 
Eric Ellis 
Jeffrey Elo 
Jennifer Evanoff 
Jena Evans 
Judy Fabris 

Timothy Fairman 
Tazio Fenoglio 
Jenny Filipowicz 
Amy Finn 
Michael Fisher 
William Flanagin 



David Flores 
Patricia Fogarty 
Justin Foote 
Amy Fozkos 
Blythe Fritz 
Kary Fultman 

Bob Galic 
Karen Gaskey 
Bridget Gates 
Douglas Geyer 
Robert Gomez 
Timothy Gordon 

Cameron Govert 
Eric Gray 
Cherri Greeson 
Dana Griffin 
Mandy Gunter 
Marisha Guthierez 

Katherine Haake 
January Halls 
Amy Hanak 
Tanya Harris 
Tricia Hart 
Phillip Hasier 

Ryan Heath 
Dawn Herman 
Debbie Hmielewski 
Jeffery Holmes 
James Hope 
Paul Hudnall 

Peter Jachim 
Matthew James 
Gregory Jamorak 
Michael Janowski 
Monica Jarvis 
Jeremy Johnson 

Mary Johnson 
Jeff Kaczka 
Paul Kallay 
Jason Kaminsky 
Diane Karin 
Alan Keightley 

Catherine Kenders 
Shawn Kinder 
Michael Klapkowski 
Kristen Koester 
Donald Krivach 
Rose Kuch 

Lisa Kurowski 
Trisha Laich 
Tony Lane 
David Lee 
Michael Lesniewski 
Andrew Lewis 


Tony Lewis 
Christopher Lindner 
Christopher Litavecz 
Brian Loane 
Kevin Loane 
Joy MacDonald 

Craig Maloney 
Todd Martin 
Darby Massie 
Kevin McArdle 
Frederick Mendoza 
Adrienne Metcalf 

Michael Metrick 
Thomas Michalak 
Kristi Miller 
Chris Molnar 
Linda Montalvo 
Laura Moore 

Natalie Moore 
Tracy Morrison 
Brian Moulesong 
James Mulcahey 
Michelle Mull 
Paul Murzyn 

Juniors deal with 
renovation moves 

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. 

After Christmas 
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 
and reconstruction. 

"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 
to cope. 

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. 

V 117 

Juniors ^ 

Jason Naglich 
Shane Neal 
Edward Negovetieh 
Amanda Norris 
Deborah O'Rourke 
Jennifer Olszewski 

Michelle Ondas 
Erika Oostman 
Richard Opperman 
Jan Orban 
Chris Orrick 
Carrie Ossanna 

Victoria Palonis 
Alison Pawlus 
Jennifer Payne 
Dawn Peters 
Karrie Phillips 
Nathaniel Pierson 

Stacey Pinkerman 
Jameison Pirosko 
Angela Pirosko 
Angela Pizano 
Ami Porte 
Kevin Price 


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- 
time jobs. 

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- 
dents responded. 

Senior Karen Dyke teaches 
junior Kevin McArdle some 
new computer skills. 



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Melissa Radzinski 
Michael Reynolds 
Misti Rhodes 
Jessica Richards 
Jennifer Rinas 
Erin Ring 

Michael Rivera 
Melissa Rosaschi 
Jason Rozanski 
Michael Ruban 
Corin Rubio 
Charlotte Sabotta 

Tiffany Sayers 
Valerie Scheeringa 
Rachel Schmal 
Michael Schmidt 
Nick Sellis 
Douglas Shaginavv 

Derrick Sieb 
Craig Smith 
Katherine Smith 
Shelby Smothers 
Michelle Solecki 
Jason Spoljoric 

Michelle Sprainis 
Melissa Stan 
Kelly Stone 
Ryan Summers 
Jason Swalek 
Randy Swinford 

Jeremy Swisshelm 
Misty Szmuc 
Rebecca Tabor 
Kevin Tanis 
Sarah Tanses 
Kristi Taylor 

Jason Tharp 
Tobi Timm 
Valerie Troppman 
Matthew Trudeau 
John Turnball 
Michael Upchurch 

Tatjana Uzelac 
Michelle Vanbodegraven 
Rachel Vanderbilt 
Karen Vanderwall 
Scott Vasaitis 
John Vasquez 

Ben Waldron 
Kelly Walkowiak 
Jason Walsh 
William Walsh 
Kimberly Warnecke 
Beth Wells 


Daniel West 
Nathan Weyer 
Tonya Willman 
Daniel Winchell 
Jessica Wojtysiak 
Adam Wolak 

Michaele Wolotka 
Joel Woodward 
Jessica Wories 
Hsin Jung Yang 
Paula Zaborowski 
Alice Zakrzacki 

Kimberly Zalewski 
Stacie Zivic 

Brian Watroba 


Junior Amy Andreatta gives 
some advice to her sophomore 
friend, Dedee Ludwig. 

year marks 
the start of 
many things 
which mark 
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 
with ourselves. 

And with the end 
of junior year we now look 
forward to graduation pic- 
tures, senior year, and 
graduation. We are learn- 
ing well. 

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. 



Kristel Abney 
Timothy Adkins 
Michael Albrecht 
Raul Alfaro 
Jeremias Alicea 
Keith Allen 

Tony Anderson 
Aerie Arreguin 
Stephanie Atkinson 
Kathleen Babcock 
Jenny Bajda 
Kassie Banister 

Michelle Banjura 
Andy Barnes 
Stuart Barney 
Scott Barreiro 
James Barrett 
Quiana Bassett 

Jill Begala 
Thomas Beilfuss 
Zachary Berger 
Laura Berrones 
Debra Bidwell 
Kelly Biesen 

Dennis Bigda 
Melissa Billadeau 
Mia Billadeau 
Jill Bishop 
Kelli Blahnik 
David Blare 

Michael Block 
Jill Bogusz 
Meagan Boik 
Morgan Borbely 
Melissa Bowen 
Deana Bradley 

Melissa Breger 
Jennifer Broderick 
Jason Brookhart 
Blair Brown 
Kristen Brown 
Jeffrey Burosh 

Amanda Butcher 
Brandon Cabrera 
Mary Callaway 
Paul Callaway 
Eva Campbell 
Jason Cash 

Alicia Castillo-Flores 
Angela Castillo-Flores 
Laura Cichon 
Linda Ciganovic 
David Coble 
Crystal Cody 


Jill Gunter 
Robert Hamacher 
John Hamstra 
Kristian Hanson 
Sara Harkabus 
Terah Harris 


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0 Sophomores 

Nancy Colias 
Karen Colter 
Mary Condes 
Samuel Condes 
Alan Cook 
Robert Cook 

James Cortright 
Sarah Courtright 
Brandi Cowgill 
Kristin Crawford 
Jennifer Cunningham 
Paul Czyszczon 

David De St. Jean 
Phillip Dennis 
Alyssa Diaz 
Kirt Dills 
Suzana Djukic 
Anthony Doffin 

Anthony Dosado 
Stacy Dudash 
Joshua Durham 
Brian Eaton 
Matthew Elder 
Liane Ellis 

Tracy Evans 
Amy Evilsizor 
Todd Fandrei 
Joy Fledderjohann 
Jeanine Friedrich 
Noemi Garcia 

Philip Gavranic 
Gina Giovanelli 
Anthony Gomez 
Melissa Gonzales 
Jesse Gonzalez 
Michelle Goodson 

Amy Govert 
Roberto Grau 
Bryan Graziani 
Jennifer Gerlecki 
Jeff Grzybowski 
Michelle Guiden 

Jason Hartman 
Michael Heffernan 
Heather Heintzman 
Kelly Herald 
Allison Hill 
Chris Hinojosa 

Nekole Hinojosa 
Kari Homans 
Kelly Hood 
Charles Hoover 
Randall Horka 
Anne Homyak 

Melissa Howell 
Daniel Hrasch 
David Hugus 
Sarah Hull 
Anthony Hurtt 
Nathan Hutchings 

Jennifer lntveldt 
Yassir Isa 
Stephen Jackson 
Charles Janik 
Larry Janovsky 
Scott Jarmula 

Timothy Jasaitis 
Valerie Jayne 
Chris Jemenko 
Jaime Jensen 
Kristy Johnson 
David Johnston 

Rebecca Jones 
Bradley Joseph 
Marija Jovicic 
Heather Kaczmarek 
Ray Kane 
Melissa Kantowski 

Amber Kay 
Clint Keene 
Sara Keil 
Valerie Kerr 
Bryan Kerstell 
Michelle Kessler 

Wendelin Kish 
Bradley Klemm 
Jason Klocek 
Jennifer Kobeszka 
Noah Kosteba 
Teresa Kubic 

Brad Kuechenberg 
Susan Kulczyk 
Theresa Labus 
Toni Laich 
Kristy Lane 
Lisa Lane 

Frank LaSota 
Jeff Latko 
Kristie Lesczynski 
Kari Lessner 
Hollie Lewandowski 
Bryan Lieberman 


Sharon Linden 
Michelle Litavecz 
Brian Lomax 
Cari Lomelino 
Lauren Loscalzo 
Matthew Lovas 

Deandra Ludwig 
Garrett Magerski 
Joshua Malaves 
Michael Malone 
Thomas Maloney 
Ryan Markley 

Romina Martin 
Jennifer Matthews 
Janelle Mayer 
Alexis McFarland 
Terrence McLean 
Sarah Menke 

Kurt Michaels 
Cindy Mihalic 
Timothy Miklusak 
Charles Mikuly 
Joseph Mitcheltree 
Kimberly Modjeski 

Sophomore year brings more interest 
in college brochures, life on campus 

O ne of the neat things 
about sophomore 
year is the fact college bro- 
chures start looking more 

As graduation 
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 
the future. 

Sophomore Melanie Wilson 
starts thinking about life at 
Indiana State University. 


Melissa Mull 
Chad Mullins 
Ryan Murzyn 
Diane Nackman 
Ryan Nagdeman 
Selene Nagy 

Tabitha Nilson 
Matt Novak 
Marty O'Toole 
Tom Ogrentz 
Robert Ortiz 
Gina Paglis 

Michelle Panicucci 
Allison Peach 
Randy Pete 
Joseph Peters 
Kevin Peterson 
Jill Petska 

Maria Phillips 
Amy Pieszchala 
Michael Pieters 
Anthony Pineiro 
Jennifer Poe 
Kim Porte 

Katrina Pratt 
Leslie Pruim 
Bill Pruitt 
Tiffany Quenzlar 
Robert Radzinski 
James Raudonis 

Douglas Rhein 
Rachelle Rhodes 
Freddie Rodriguez 
Melanie Rosaschi 
James Rossi 
Aaron Rutell 

Laura Samples 
Katherine Schmidt 
Jenni Schullek 
Douglas Schwerin 
Anne Scofield 
Gerald Semko 

Jeffrey Serbenta 
Sean Severson 
Timothy Shortes 
Katherine Siebold 
Jason Simala 
Melissa Simko 

Sara Simko 
Heather Skertich 
Nicole Skutle 
Christopher Slager 
Rodney Slager 
Tina Smith 



Casimir Sosnowski 
Jaqueline Sowinski 
Amanda St. Claire 
Stephen Stasny 
Brian Steele 
Joey Steffani 

Justin Steiner 
Joseph Stephen 
Brian Stevens 
Dana Strange 
Jason Szo 
Jason Tampauskas 

Kathy Tanis 
Jeremy Tharp 
Jason Tratta 
Todor Trivunivic 
Jenny Trubach 
Helen Tzanetakos 

Darren Urbanczyk 
Denise VandDeel 
Anthony VanProoyen 
Vincent Vasile 
Kim Vasquez 
Steven Vincent 

Tara Volbrecht 
Sasha Vukas 
Jaime Waldron 
Michael Walsh 
Jennifer Walter 
Chantelle Warner 

Chad Warren 
Steven Weede 
Jeffrey Wagner 
Christopher Williams 
Kristin Williams 
Tatia Williamson 

Melanie Wilson 
Kyle Wimmer 
David Winchell 
Tiffany Wojciechowski 
Michelle Wories 
Angela Wright 

Steven Yeo 
Dahlia Youssef 
Mike Zembala 
Joseph Zidich 
Tracy Ziemniak 
Melissa Zimmerman 

Martin Zufall 
Anne Zygmunt 


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. 

Sophomore Jill 
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. 

Sophomore year 
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 
other years. 

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 


Melissa Abeyta 
Mary Albrecht 
Marla Alcala 
Koula Amanatidis 
Jeff Anderson 
Todd Anderson 

Tiffany Asbell 
Johanna Atehortua 
David Ault 
Kevin Babcock 
John Baccino 
Jason Baker 

David Bakker 
Tim Beanblossom 
Dawn Beilfuss 
Michelle Beko 
Davona Bentley 
Timothy Benware 

Douglas Biel 
Patrick Bishop 
Racheal Bishop 
Nathanial Bohanan 
Christopher Bowton 
Carrie Brouillette 

Monica Brownewell 
Brian Campos 
Jeffery Chicki 
Bryan Cliver 
Laci Cody 
Helen Colby 

Marc Cooper 
Melody Cotts 
Scott Cotts 
Angela Cowper 
Selena Cox 
Brian Crane 

John Crawford 
Jason Crazier 
Gregory Czaja 
Nathan Damasius 
Sarah Darnell 
Julie De La Cruz 

Nicole De La Paz 
Nick Dellorto 
Sarah DeMaris 
Matthew Denny 
Kelly Dixon 
Lynette Dobrowolski 

Nicole Domenech 
Jennifer Downs 
Danielle Drlich 
Michelle Duchesne 
Betty Dvorscak 
Michelle Dyke 



Monica Dyson 
Matthew Eddy 
Adrianna Escamilla 
Juan Escobedo 
Katy Evilsizor 
Timothy Fandrei 

Shawn Fanning 
Karen Fedrick 
Michael Ferris 
Susan Finke 
Denise Flores 
Jennifer Franz 

Nicole Fuller 
Kimberly Furman 
Joshua Galiher 
David Gallagher 
George Gallagher 
Kathleen Garretson 

Michael Garza 
Molly Gembolis 
Jennifer Gnerlich 
Rusty Gordon 
Shannon Gouwens 
Elizabeth Grantner 

Gina Graziani 
Dru Grigson 
David Grove 
Jason Gunn 
Rachel Guzman 
Michael Hall 

Jason Haluska 
Tiffany Ham 
Joohee Han 
Joshua Hanak 
April Harris 
Jennifer Harwood 

Jeffery Hassell 
Timothy Hayes 
Dalene Hendrickson 
Charles Hershman 
Kelly Hess 
David Hmielewski 

Christina Hodalj 
Laura Hoolehan 
Benjamin Houchin 
Brian Howard 
Daniel Hughes 
Heather Hugus 

Tina Huitsing 
Jason Huizenga 
Thomas Hullinger 
Christopher Huneryager 
Benjamin Hutchings 
Tammy Inthisane 


Rasem Isa 
Andrew Jazyk 
Thomas Johns 
Erik Johnson 
Nathan Johnson 
Terrence Jones 

Michael Kaniuk 
Katherine Kasper 
Michelle Kawecki 
Kelly Kenders 
Becki Kinder 
Jennifer Kinney 

Mark Klapkowski 
Jessica Kobeszka 
Michael Koby 
Angela Koleno 
George Kollintzas 
Chris Kopischkc 

Amy Kotynski 
Ronald Krucina 
Jermie Kubon 
Linda Kuch 
James Laczkowski 
Anna Landsman 

Jeff Lane 
Angela Latawiec 
Letitia Lee 
Heather Lind 
Michael Lively 
Adrianne Lona 

Amanda Love 
Brian MacDonald 
Darcie Madison 
Michael Maglish 
Kelly Martin 
Meggen Mastej 

Joshua Matthews 
Heather Mazur 
Terrence McDonald 
Mary McGrath 
Laura Mesman 
Michael Metzger 

Marcia Miller 
Robert Miller 
Thomas Miller 
Janet Mitchell 
Anthony Mordus 
Jason Mulligan 

Joshua Musser 
Bridged Norris 
Jessica O'Connor 
Marion Olszewski 
Jason Payne 
Telisha Pearson 


Matthew Pepelea 
Andrew Peters 
Alan Pischner 
Erik Pischner 
Paul Pitts 
James Piunti 

Martin Plawecki 
Gina Polsinelli 
Heather Pontow 
Shari Popplewell 
David Price 
Phillip Pruim 

Sarah Pry 
Jason Rataczak 
Joseph Rechlicz 
Joseph Rhodes 
Jeffrey Rich 
Valerie Rieckhoff 

Jesse Rippe 
Joseph Rivas 
Andrea Rivera 
Elisa Rivera 
Jason Robbins 
Matthew Roche 

Jacqueline Rohling 
Adam Rosenbloom 
Lisa Ross 
Caroline Ruhs 
Melissa Salle 
Phrosini Samis 

Cheryl Scheeringa 
Christina Schroeter 
Rebecca Schutte 
Richard Segally 
Jonathan Seremet 
Aaron Schaps 

Nicholas Shea 
Nicole Shiperck 
Melissa Sinder 
Bryan Skaggs 
James Skaggs 
Charles Sleeman 

Melissa Smajo 
Allison Smigla 
Jeffery Smigla 
Garrett Smith 
Kimberly Smith 
Eric Smolinski 

Michael Snowdown 
Jaime Solivais 
Susan Sons 
Lindsey Soto 
Anthony Sowinski 
Susan Sprainis 


Erica Sprouls 
Carrie Stephen 
Sarah Stinnett 
Cindi Stone 
Michael Stout 
Nancy Swallow 

Ryan Sweeney 
Adam Szubryt 
John Tabor 
Ho Yi Tam 
Justin Tauber 
Christyne Thys 

Melissa Timmer 
Davina Tomczak 
Christopher Tucker 
Jamie Tucker 
Aaron Underwood 
Michael Underwood 

Christin VanTil 
Brian Vargas 
Michael Vasaitis 
Sherry Ver Wey 
Charles Vermejan 
Priscilla Visovatti 

Freshman Year 

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 
their way. 

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 

Freshman Monica 
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. 


Christine Ward 
Eric White 
Lawrence White 
Sarah White 
Paul Whitcner 
Stacey Wiist 

Aaron Willman 
Carrie Wilson 
David Wilson 
Jamie Wilson 
Philip Wojnicz 
Bryan Wurst 

Emily Wynkoop 
William Wyrick 
Nicole Yadron 
Cathlecn Yuraitis 
Michael Yurkus 
Jamie Zendian 

Steven Ziemniak 
Ron Zurek 

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 
as enjoyable. 

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' 
yearsofhigh school, 
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 
the covers. 

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- 
dent body. 

□ 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- 
nel/Labor Relations. 

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 


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- 
to-day basis. 

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 
speech season. 

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. 

142 \ 

sT' Faculty 

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 
for assistance. 

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. 



The Blue 
& Gold 

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. 

►S " 

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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 
never dies 

a « 

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. 

[p(P(BftMl] I 

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 

Girls Swimming 


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 

a spike 

• 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 
of it. 

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 area. 

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 
Amy Hanak. 

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 
High School. 

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. 

TT®ora trails 

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 
Munster, 5-0. 

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 
Doubles Invitational. 

Caress (O&MiTOftory 

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 
be sure. 

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 

different experience 

• 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 

9 '4 

Cof(Dgs Ccptmroftofy 

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 
real quality. 

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 
All-Conference honors. 

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. 

| Basis-elba]] 

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 
Trojans won. 

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 
tight games. 

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. 

Boys Basketball 

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, 
D. Schwerin. 

Reasons I'm In 

Basketball* . . 

• I like the large crowds 

• The new uniforms are nice 

• Wanted back to back sec- 

tional championships 

• 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. 

Boys Basketball 

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 
difficult challenges. 

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 
backstrokermust possess. 

Boys Swimming 

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 

great year 

• 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. 

Boys Swimming 

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 
and all. 

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, 
and Czyszczon. 

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. 

I [Baslksttiballl) 

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. 

Girls Basketball 

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, 
H. Skertich. 

4 is' 

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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. 

X 165 

Girls Basketball 

• It makes for a great tan 

• The huge crowd support 

• Fifty innings of great play 

• The sound of the crack of 

the bat 

• Those incredible games 

before prom 

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 
running strategy. 

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, 
Coach Huppenthal. 






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 
several games. 

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. 


V 9 

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 

for everyone 

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 
season opener. 

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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Reasons I'm In 

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 
Suburban Conference. 

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 

real treat 

• It's good to improve in a 

sport I can do all my life 

• Playing different courses is a 


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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- 
able season. 

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 
next year. 

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 
its teams. 

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 

Sectional Spirit 



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 
Ford Escort. 

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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"Hockey demands immense skill that 
can only be honed through countless 
hours of practice ..." 

This is what Highland Hockey 
Club players have done this year. Besides 
ice time practice and three nights of condi- 
tioning a week, they play pond hockey, 
roller blade hockey, or practice shooting 
on makeshift goals. 

These efforts have reaped results. 
In just their second season, the Highland 
Icemen skated to a 13-4-1 league record in 
the Northern Illiana High School Hockey 
league (HIHSHL) to capture first place in 
Division A. 

Highland competed in the state 
tournament in Indianapolis and the 
NIHSHL playoffs at Homewood- 
Flossmoor. Within five grueling days the 
Trojans played four games, resulting in an 
improved showing downstate and a sec- 
ond place finish in the NIHSHL playoffs. 

This is a season the Highland 
Hockey Club can be proud of while its 
program is still building. The club will 
lose just two seniors, Craig Cooper and 

Captain Rob Furgye. Hopes for next year 
look very bright. 

Kevin Price was the assistant cap- 
tain this year, and coaches were Brian 
Hillegonds and Dennis Jackson. 

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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 
the evening. 

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. 


Spring Musical 

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. 

^ 203 

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 
ceremonial field. 

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 

to close 

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, Jason 
Abeyta, Melissa Ann 131 
Abney, Kristel Ralene 123 
Abraham, Laura Lynn 114 
Addison, Daniel 
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 
Alters, Robert 
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 
Anguiano, Alfredo 
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 
Bigott, Patricia 
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, Crystal 
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 
Bonnema, Brian 
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 
Bowton, Christopher 
Boyd, Cindy 120, 140, 114 
Bradley, Angela Marie 
Bradley, Deana Renee 123 
Branson, Melissa 
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, Jamie 
Brown, Kerri 65, 114 
Brown, Kristen 123 
Brown, Timothy 
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, 

168, 174 
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 
Cannon, Claudia 
Carlson, Dawn 
Carlsson, Chad 118, 114, 162 
Cartwright, Dr. Philip 138 
Cash, Frank Joseph 
Cash, Jason Eric 123 
Cash, Lillian 

Castillo-Flores, Alicia 21, 31, 123, 
170, 88 

Castillo-Flores, Angela 21, 31, 123, 
122, 170 

Castillo-Flores, Michelle 18, 21, 47, 

Ceperich, Rose 52, 142 
Certa, Mary 84, 140 
Cervik, Stacey 
Chandler, Leslie 
Chapman, Dan 71, 140 
Chervenak, Timothy 
Chicki, Jeffery Michael 
Chicki, Stephen A. 115, 168, 131 
Chicki, Timothy 
Chong, Ukyong 
Christenson, Lee A 76, 114 
Churilla, Carla 115 
Cichon, Laura 123, 88 
Ciganovic, Linda Ann 123 
Ciganovic, Mark James 115 
Claesgens, Amy 120 
Click, Shawn 
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, Carla 
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 
Csukardi, Christina 
Cuevas, Arnoldo 
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, 
162, 176 

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 
Dellorto, Nick 
Demaris, Sarah 200 
Demaris, Suzanne 47 
Dennis, Phillip 124, 160, 162 
Denny, Matthew 
Desler, James Kenneth 
Devries, Jeremy S 26 
Diaz, Alyssa 124 
Dillon, Joshua Noel 
Dills, Kirt R. 124 
Dixon, Kelly A. 

Djukic, Suzana 2, 124 
Djukich, Andja 
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 
Downs, Jennifer 
Dragus, Michelle R 16, 96 
Drexler, Michael Paul 
Drlich, Danielle Sue 17, 75, 148 
Dubrick, Melanie 
Duchesne, Betty Arlene 
Duda, Michael A. 

Dudash, Stacy 90, 124 
Duffy, Karen Elizabeth 
Dumigan, Phyllis 
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, Amanda 
Dyson, Monica Lynn 132 


East, Angela Lynn 64 
Easto, Kimberly Dawn 27 
Eaton, Brian Matthew 124 
Eckard, Cary 
Eckard, Randall 
Eddy, Matthew John 132 
Eder, Gregory E 
Edwards, Candace 
Egan, Patrick Gerald 71 
Ehlin, Brian Kurt 
Elder, Matthew Christopher 124, 

Elkins, Stephanie 
Elliott, Kimberly 
Elliott, Lia 
Ellis, Eric 

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 

Evanoff, Jennifer 

Evans, Jena 

Evans, Tracy Ann 124 

Evilsizor, Amy Jo 52, 124, 155, 114 

Evilsizor, Katy Ann 123, 136, 132 


Fabris, Judy Lisa 
Fairman, Timothy 
Fandrei, Timothy Richard 152 
Fandrei, Todd 124 
Fanning, Shawn 
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 
Finke, Susan 

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 
Flores, Denise 
Flutka, Rick 124, 162 
Fogarty, Patricia L 116 
Foote, Justin 116 
Foye, Matthew Thomas 
Fozkos, Amy Marie 170, 116 
Fralinger, Douglas 78, 79, 140 
Francoeur, Deanna 
Franz, Jennifer 
Frazier, David 
Freeman, John Lee 
Frey, Jacob 

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, 
180, 116 

Galiher, Jeremy Lee 
Galiher, Joshua Lee 130 
Gallagher, David 
Gallagher, George 
Gallagher, Richard 
Galosich, Erin 

Garcia, Noemi Judith 45, 124 
Garmon, Angela D. 69 
Garretson, Kathleen 91 
Garza, Michael 
Gaskey, Karen 67, 116 
Gassner, Daniel S. 

Gates, Bridget Marie 116 

Gates, Harmony 

Gavranic, Philip M. 124, 128, 158 

Gembolis, Molly Lynn 71 

Gething, Michael 

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, 
116, 176 

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, Christina 
Gonzalez, Jesse 124 
Gonzalez, Pete 142 
Goodson, Angela 34, 96 
Goodson, Michelle Louise 81, 121 
Gordon, Joseph 
Gordon, Pam 
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. 

Grantner, Elizabeth 
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 
Griesel, Michelle 
Griffin, Dana 116 
Grigson, Dru 162 
Grove, David Lyle 92 
Grubbs, Marty 142 
Grzybowski, Jeff 1 24 
Guerrero, Javier 
Guiden, Michelle Marie 21, 124 
Gunn, Jason Paul 162 
Gunter, Jill Renee 124 
Gunter, Mandy Jo 120, 116 
Gutierrez, Ceasar 
Guthierez, Marisha 116 
Guzman, Rachel 166 


Haake, Katherine Lynn 116 
Hall, Judy L. 

Hall, Linda 142 
Hall, Michael 
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, 
88, 174 

Hanak, Joshua Tiberius 132 
Hanson, Kristian 1 24 
Harkabus, Sara 124 
Hamdon, Christy 
Harness, Wendy 
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, 
33, 176 

Hinkel, John Joseph 
Hinojosa, Ezequiel Chris 
Hinojosa, Ne'Kole 124 
Hmielewski, David James 132 
Hmielewski, Debbie E. 

Holder, Rachael 
Hodalj, Christina 132 
Holguin, Cesar 
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 
Huffman, Melissa 
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 
Hullinger, Thomas 
Huneryager, Christopher R 132 
Hurtt, Anthony 1 24 
Hurtt, Melissa 
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 
James, Matthew 
Jamrok, Gregory 
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 
Jemenko, June 
Jenkins, Timothy 118 
Jensen, Jaime 67, 124 
Johns, Thomas William 133 
Johnsen, Kristy 67, 124, 166 
Johnsen, Robert 118, 162 
Johnson, Daniel 
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, Becki 

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 
Kocon, Carol 
Koitch, Michael 118 
Koleno, Angela Marie 133 
Kollintzas, George A 133 
Komura, Kenji 
Kolvkoly, Jan 140 
Kopischke, Chris David 133 
Korem, April 118 
Kosteba, Noah 124 
Kotynski, Amy Beth 133 
Kowalski, John 118 
Krager, Brian David 

Kreil, John 

Krivach, Donald J. 

Krucina, Ronald 162, 133 
Kruger, Joan 12, 18, 20, 118, 122, 
113, 174 

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, Andrew 
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 
Lona, Adriane 
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 
Lucas, Johnny 

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 
Maksimovich, Corrina 
Malaves, Josue 126 
Malone, Michael 126 
Maloney, Craig E 27, 120 
Maloney, David 120 
Maloney, Thomas O 1 26 
Mangrum, Diana 
Mann, Clinton 120, 162 
Manning, Matthew 
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 
Martinez, Julian 
Massie, Darby Lynn 
Mastej, Meggen 
Mathews, Jennifer 16, 126 
Matthews, Joshua James 160 
Matthews, Jennifer 120, 201 
Mauger, Thomas Dale 
Maurushes, Brittany 
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. 

McCuIlom, Brian 
McCullough, Mark Medford Jr. 

23. 120. 160. 162 
McDonald, Terrence 
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 
McWilliams, Mellissa 
Mazzocco, Rosa 142 
Mendoza, Frederick 
Mendoza, Michelle 120 
Menke, Sarah 126, 166 
Mesman, Laura Lee 
Metcalf, Adrienne 
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, 

126. 162 

Miller, Jason 120 
Miller, Jeremy 
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 

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Moss, Jeremy 
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 
Natelborg, Steven 
Neal, Shane Robert 118 
Negovetich Jr., Edward 71, 118 
Nielsen, Catherine 121 
Nielsen, James 
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'Leary, Terrence 
O'Rourke, Deborah Lynn 120, 118, 

O'Toole, Marty Ann 81, 127 
Ogrentz, Amy 96, 122, 142 
Ogrentz, David 
Ogrentz, Thomas F 127, 160 
Olenik, Mark E 121 
Oliver, Melissa 15, 18, 65, 90, 114, 
121, 166 

Olivotto, Kathy 140 
Olszewski, Edward 32, 33, 121 
Olszewski, Jennifer 118 
Olszewski, Marion 
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, Chad 
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 
Robinson, Jason 
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 

Russell, Michael 

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, 
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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, 
158, 162 

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, 
65, 127 

Slager, Jonathan 123 
Slager, Rodney 127 
Slavena, Michael 
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 
Sorgic, Ilija 
Sorgic, Sinisa 
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 
Sparacino, Tammy 
Sparks, Steve 34, 123 
Spencer, Jillian 
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 
Straker, Amanda 
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 
Sykora, Jeremy 
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, Jason 
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 
Thegze, William 
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, 

162, 125 

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 
Velez, Robert 

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, John 
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 
Wojnicz, Philip 
Wojtysiak, Jessica 120 
Wolak, Adam 120 
Wolendowski, Jill 125, 114, 166 
Wolotka, Michaele 
Wolotka, Frank T 
Woltzen, Brent 
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, Nicole 

Yadron, Stephen 71, 125, 168 
Yang, Hsin-Jung 
Yarbrough, Daniel L. 

Yatsko, Jeffrey 58, 125 
Yeo, Kyu Han (Steven) 168, 128 
Youngblood, Lavan 
Younkers, Brandy Lee 12, 13, 19, 
125, 200 

Youssef, Dahlia M. 129, 200, 164 
Yuraitis, Cathleen 
Yurkus, Michael J 160, 168 


Zendian, Karen 141 

Zendian, Megan 
Zidich, Joseph 
Ziemniak, Steven 162 
Ziemniak, Tracy 129 
Zimmerman, Melissa Lynn 90 
Zinmer, Corey P. 129 
Zisoff, Melissa R 122, 125 
Zivic, Stacie 
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 
yearbook advisor. 

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, 
Laura Cichon 

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 

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A unique experience of copins 
with renovation, as well as copins with 
our own chanses, challenges and 
Srowth — is now over. 

This has been the year of chanse 
and copins. We've learned what it is 
like to sacrifice some, and to take our 
losses as we leave parts of our past at 
HHS behind. 

We've made the best of a time of 
turmoil, and most of us will walk back 
into a newer, revitalized Hishland Hish 
School next fall. 

For the sraduates, theirs is the 
distinction of beins the last class to 
Sraduate from the Hishland Hish 
School that once was. 

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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; 
actor/singer/dancer, Peter 
Allen; Temptations vocalist, 
Eddie Kendricks; Nobel 
Peace Prize winner, 
Menachem Begin; former 
football great, Lyle Alzado; 
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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. 



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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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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 
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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. 











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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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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.