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Lowell High School 
2051 E. Commercial Ave. 

Lowell, IN 46356 

(219) 696-7733 ^ 

Volume 20 Title Page [|i> 1 

The first school day arrived—it was just the 

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of a year filled with ups and downs, work and 

rewards—just the starting point of 

A ugust 24, 1989, 6:30 A.M. 
uzzzzz! The LHS student 
lazily rolled over and 
smacked the snooze on the 
screaming alarm clock, giving 
himself just a few more minutes 
of rest before the start of another 
school year. He shifted back over 
into bed and began to wonder 
what the year would hold. Could 
he get straight A’s? Would he like 
his teachers? Maybe he could 
meet some new friends. From the 
starting point, it was hard for him 
to determine what would happen 
during the 1990 school year, but 
he knew ahead lay a year of posi¬ 

tives, and, of course, negatives. 

As college admissions standards 
soared to all-time highs, the ad¬ 
ministration decided to revamp 
the curriculum, eliminating staff 
and cutting or combining classes 
so that work was geared towards 
college preparation. 

Juniors and seniors felt cheated 
when one of their favorite “class¬ 
es”—free time— was eliminated, 
forcing them into a specific lunch 
mod and study hall while the 
North and South Commons sat 
void most of the year. 

It was the first year the “Run- 
nin’ Red Devil” Basketball Team 

a year at LHS. 

returned to the KV Sectional as 
champion defenders; they sur¬ 
passed first round teams North 
Newton and Boone Grove, but 
lost against Hebron in the final 

Teen Day, implemented in 
1989, continued this year as two 
more sessions were completed, 
and the Spell Bowl and Academic 
Decathlon teams continued, too. 

Buzzzzz! The boy jolted up as 
he silenced the snooze alarm. 

“Oh geez,” he sighed. “This is 
only the starting point. How will I 
ever survive?” 

T he starting point of high school 
began for these freshmen at orien¬ 
tation as Student Council Members 
Melanie Bielefeld and Amy Heath tell 
them what to expect in the year ahead at 

W incing, Brian Lonardi receives 
his vaccination. Students were able 
to receive shots at the free clinic to 
insure that a measles epidemic did not 
break out at LHS. 


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In grueling workouts, athletes were pushed to the 

but they knew all of the physical strain was worth 
the pain as they excelled as teams and as individuals. 

T he 3:30 tone sounds and 
the students file out 
through the doors, swarm¬ 
ing the parking lot as they race to 
their cars. Some go home to watch 
TV, and others go to after-school 
jobs like flipping burgers at the lo¬ 
cal fast food restaurant. But, for 
the student athlete, the day is not 
complete. His time after school is 
dedicated to physical and emotion¬ 
al strain, drain, and sometimes 
even pain. 

“What’s the point of doing all of 
this work?”, is sometimes mum- 

S earching for a teammate to pass the 
ball to. Varsity Girls' Basketball Team 
member Christa Ilko steadies herself 
to ensure her aim. 

P assing off to Steve Fredericks, fresh¬ 
man Mark Smith gets rid of the ball 
while Justin Hawkins holds off the op¬ 

bled by the student athletes when 
they are pushed to the breaking 
point by a demanding coach. 

Actually, all these athletes do 
know the answer. They WANT to 
be there. 

The football team learned how 
to pull together and play as a 
team, winning their first-ever Sec¬ 
tional playoff game against Calu¬ 

The basketball team proved 
they could be successful after the 
graduation of Chris Jusevitch. 

The Varsity Volleyball Team 

had an unexpected win over Lake 
Central, and the Boys’ Freshman 
Basketball Team won their tour¬ 
ney for the third year in a row. 

What’s the point of extra-curri¬ 
cular athletics? These teams 
proved a point. The Red Devil 
Athletic program not only focuses 
on the win/loss record, but also 
concentrates on INDIVIDUALS, 
who are taught to win modestly 
and to lose gracefully—persons 
who not only play hard, but work 
hard as well. 

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Sports Divider 


What are the pros and 
cons of weightlifting? 

“If you have not 
lifted for a few 
days, then you 
‘max out’. You 
are then sore for 
the next few 

Doug Hayden 

( 10 ) 

“Improper tech¬ 
nique can result 
in injuries. These 
injuries can be 
hard to recover 

Coach Kirk Ken¬ 

helps you when 
you take your 
shirt off on the 
beach and all the 
girls’ heads 

Shawn Sylvie 


“It not only 
tones your body, 
but you feel bet¬ 
ter about your¬ 

Dawn Hall (11) 

Lifting weights: 

The power and problems of being 

by Stephanie Parks 

W hen walking along the beach on a hot 
summer day, most people look at the op¬ 
posite sex to see if they have a “hot bod” 
or not. One way to achieve a “hot bod” is 
by weightlifting. 

“I lift to have an awesome body for the women,” 
said senior Tom Rokosz. 

Besides a good-looking body, weightlifting has 
many other benefits to offer when the proper techni¬ 
ques are used. 

“The most obvious benefit from weight training is 
the increase in strength. It enhances athletic perfor¬ 
mance,” said JV Football Coach, Kirk Kennedy. 

Weightlifting also offers benefits to the lifter’s 
state of mind. 

“Some hidden benefits are added confidence, a re¬ 
duced risk of injury, and the development of a 
strong work ethic,” added Kennedy. 

Along with the good always comes the bad. Two 
major problems with weightlifting are the use of 
wrong technique and the use of steroids. 

“If you lift improperly, you can really hurt your¬ 
self, especially if you don’t have a spotter, which 
most people forget about,” said junior Shawn Sylvie. 

Many athletes see steroids as a shortcut to muscle 
development, but, in the long run, they harm the 

“People should be able to lift naturally, not with 
chemicals in their bodies,” said senior Eric Frahm. 

Whether you have a “hot bod” or you are a 
“couch potato”, weightlifting seems to be the way of 
the future. 

S trengthening her arms, junior Kallye Piskoty 
"pect” machine during her weekly workout. 

T raining in the off-season for football, senior Kevin An¬ 
derson uses the bench press to build up his chest muscles. 

U tilizing the equipment in the weightroom, senior Gary 
Veteto works on the development of his lower body mus¬ 
cles with the help of the leg press. 


A fter a Calumet fumble, Brian Lon- 
ardi (tt82) and Chris Walkowiak 
(#51) show the referees that the 
possession of the ball now belongs to Low¬ 

P reventing the completion of the 

extra point, Brad Szczerbik (#33), 
Eric Frahm (#46), and Kevin Gra¬ 
ham (#44) try to block the kick in the 
playoff game against Calumet. 


Varsity Football 

“I was very surprised and 
honored ...” 

Shawn Sylvie (11) 

by Stephanie Parks 

S ectional playoff win, the 
greatest number of players 
being named to post-season 
teams, and the best record in four 
years. What more could Coach Ce- 
saretti ask for? 

How about one player being 
named to the Indiana All-State 
Team and three others named to the 
Honorable Mention All-State? 
Shawn Sylvie was one of two juniors 
in the state to walk away with such 
an honor. 

“I was very surprised and honored 
... It would not have been possible 
if Coach would not have sent my 
stats down,” said Sylvie. 

Junior Troy Huseman and seniors 
Kevin Anderson and Keith Hefner 
were the three recipients of the Hon¬ 
orable Mention awards. 

As for the Sectional win over Ca¬ 

lumet, players thought of it as a sec¬ 
ond chance to compensate for the 
previous loss of the Homecoming 

“When we went into the Home¬ 
coming game, we thought Calumet 
would roll over and die, but they 
didn’t, so when we played them 
again, we had something to prove,” 
said senior starter, Eric Frahm. 

This was also the year for new 
coaches. Head Coach Paul Cesaretti 
added eight new coaches to his staff: 
six at the high school and two at the 
middle school level. 

“Our offense and our defense re¬ 
volve around the players and the 
personnel (coaches). Because of this, 
we kept the playbook simple this 
year,” said Cesaretti. 

The team ended the season with 
eight losses and three wins over 
Rensselaer, Benton Central, and a 
Sectional playoff victory over Calu¬ 

From the 


into the limelight, players proved ability as post-season picks. 

S enior Gary Veteto scores a touch¬ 
down during the first Sectional win 
against Calumet. Veteto was also 
named to the All-Conference First Team for 
his defensive play. 

Varsity Football D> » 

JV and Frosh teams were just a 


away from the seasoned playingof the Varsity squad. 

by Pam Pennington 

W ith the addition 
of a new coach, 
Mr. Mark Line, 
the Freshmen 
Football Team began a 
season full of expectations 
that they might improve 
past scores or defeat a 
strong opponent. Coach 
Line did not let them 
down; he and Coach Bays 
led the Freshmen Team 
to victories over Munster 
and Calumet, two confer¬ 
ence teams. 

“I’m really impressed 
with the attitudes of the 
kids. They worked hard 

and gave it their all. 
Nothing went by smooth¬ 
ly, but we had a good 
time,” stated Bays. 

From daily practices to 
trials in the weight room, 
players worked on becom¬ 
ing the best they could 
possibly be. Although the 
work needed in practice 
made some players cringe, 
others enjoyed it. 

“All the work enabled 
me to be more agile and 
upholding on the field. 
Frosh Football is a basis 
for the bigger stuff. It 
helps everyone become 
better football players,” 
said Chris Cook. 

Dominic Pedroza, hav¬ 
ing been on both the 
Freshmen and JV Foot¬ 
ball teams, summed up 
the basic thought of all 
the players by saying, 
“Freshmen and JV foot¬ 
ball games are really just 
practice for Varsity. You 
can mess around and have 
fun without really worry¬ 
ing whether you win or 
not, but when you get to 
play Varsity, everything 
has to be taken seriously. 
That’s when you should 
play your best. But as for 
our season, while we 
didn’t break any records, 
we still had a great time.” 

C atching the pass, Do- I A I ith a Lake Central Indi- 
minic Pedroza (#41) com- U U an at his heels, Lee Chil- 
pletes the play. * ” dress (#16) tries to gain 

extra yardage for Lowell. 

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JV/Frosh Football 

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S enior Lori Replin scored the winning point in 
a game against Crown Point, our biggest rival. 
Photo by Keith A. Nichols 

efore a tournament game against Hebron, sen¬ 
iors Joan Austgen and Cathie Lindahl warm up. 
Photo by Keith A. Nichols 

s Coach Hafer explains the game strategy, the 
team listens intently. Photo by Keith A. Nichols 


This twelve-member team 


their way to a win 
over Lake Central 
and a 4-2 
Conference record. 

I ntensity was the motivational key to the 
girls of the 1989 Varsity Volleyball Team. 
The girls raised Lowell High School’s con¬ 
ference record to 4-2. This record was the 
best that Lowell has 
received in six years. 

During the regular 
season, Lowell de¬ 
feated Lake Central. 

This win stopped 
Lake Central from 
receiving a perfect 6- 
0 conference record. 

We defeated Crown 
Point, our biggest ri¬ 
val, during the regu¬ 
lar season also. The 
team was pleased 
with this win be¬ 
cause they have not 
had a win over them 
in a few years. 

Sectionals proved 
to be a disappoint¬ 
ment for the team. 

The girls were fired 
up about playing 
Crown Point in the 
first round. After 
losing game one, 

Lowell pulled to¬ 
gether and won game two. Coach Hafer 
thought that this win would keep the mo¬ 
mentum going; however, game three consist¬ 
ed of many errors. 

“We weren’t getting enough clean passes 

to our setter. We weren’t touching enough of 
Crown Point’s hits on the block,” comment¬ 
ed Coach Hafer. 

Many players improved a great deal; how¬ 
ever, the player who contributed the most to 
the team was senior 
Lori Replin. Replin 
received 1st Team 
All-Conference and 
1st Team All-Areas 

Senior Nina Wisch 
led the team in serv¬ 
ing and in defensive 
play with passes and 
digs. Wisch received 
2nd Team All-Con¬ 
ference and 2nd 
Team All-Areas 

Senior Peg Henig 
was awarded the 
Letterman’s Club 
Leadership Award. 
This year, she served 
as the captain. 
Henig initiated a lot 
of spirit and motiva¬ 
tional ideas. 

Overall, Coach 
Hafer felt that the 
season was fun and 
full of excitement, although, the season did 
contain a few disappointments. 

“Each individual team member worked 
very hard to achieve a final season record of 
15-11,” Coach Hafer said. 

A fter a tough game against Lake Central, Lowell 
expresses their enthusiasm. Photo by Keith A. 

by Bridgett Huber 


A s Amy Heath observes, Jen 
Picha sends the ball back to 
the opposing team. 


JV/Frosh Volleyball 

Junior Varsity and Freshmen: 


the groundwork for success. 

by Bridgett Huber 

I mprovement was the goal of the Junior 
Varsity Volleyball Team. During the 
season, each individual team member 
achieved an improvement. Their improvement 
lead them to the championship game against 
Munster in the annual JV Lake Suburban Con¬ 
ference Tournament. Coach Weiand felt that 
the team pulled together and played their best 
game of the season. After a struggle, Munster 
defeated Lowell, 15-7 and 17-19. 

“Every girl gave more than 100 percent,” 
Coach Weiand said. 

Overall, the season mocked a roller coaster. 
Up by ten points, down by three, etc. Coach 
Weiand felt that the team had trouble main¬ 
taining their leads. 

“We had a pretty good season. Everyone 
tried to work together,” said sophomore Nata¬ 
lie Shadowen. 

The JV Volleyball Team finished their sea¬ 
son with a 13-8 record. Their conference record 
was upsetting for the team. 

“Conference games are what count,” said 
Coach Weiand. 

Frustration led the Frosh Volleyball Team to 
a shaky season record of 6-12. Coach Iussig felt 
that the team had a lack of improvement, but 
he was impressed with the team’s spirit and 

“I really enjoyed being with the girls who 
played on this year’s team,” commented Coach 

The season contained many disappoint¬ 
ments; however, Coach Iussig felt that the 
team’s greatest accomplishment was winning 
over Kankakee Valley. 

“This year extreme pressure was put on the 
team,” said Iussig;. 

A s Jen Picha sets the ball, Val 
Cole prepares to make a hit. 

JV/Frosh Volleyball L> 15 

past adversity, these runners 
battled their depleted size 
with solid, positive attitudes. 

by Joe Rosevear 

W ith only three 
returning let- 
termen, the 
LHS Cross 
Country Team set out to 
prove what a young team 
could accomplish 

throughout the course of 
the season. They achieved 
the majority of this goal 
by finishing the season 
with a record of 21-27. 

“The team did a good 
job of meeting the goals 
set before the season,” 
said Coach Bob Thomas. 

The team started off 
the season with a fifth 
place finish at the Gavit 

Invitational. At the Ninth 
Annual Lowell Invita¬ 
tional, the Red Devils fin¬ 
ished seventh out of the 
13 teams in attendance, 
and sixth at North New¬ 

‘‘I was very pleased 
with the attitude of the 
team this year,” said 

Throughout the season, 
Scott Goins, Brian Dewes, 
and Brent Johnson could 
consistently be seen at the 
front of the pack. Striding 
not far behind were Joe 
Rosevear, Mike Schmidt, 
and Jason Martin. Var¬ 
ious runners occupied the 
seventh varsity spot 

throughout the ’89-’90 

“For a young team, I 
feel they ran very well,” 
said Thomas. 

The girl’s team was un¬ 
able to place as a team 
due to a lack of runners. 
However, Jenny Heath, 
Erin Seydel, Lynn Lam- 
mons, and Kim Cornell all 
worked hard for their in¬ 
dividual performances. 

“The team ran excep¬ 
tionally well, and if they 
keep with it, we will have 
a good team in a few 
years,” said Co-Captain 
Brent Johnson. 

Tennis-not always a game of 


Weiand pushes Boys' Team 
to be competitive. 

by Matt Wilkening 

t the beginning of the tennis season, 

Coach Pete Weiand and the Red Devils 

all agreed that they desired a winning and 

competitive season and would give 100 percent ef¬ 
fort to conquer that goal. They hoped to have a 
12-4 record overall and take second place in the 
Lake Suburban Conference. Unfortunately, the 
Devils did not accomplish their goals. However, 
they did become competitive by finishing off the 
season with a record of 8-8. 

“Varsity started off slow but then worked up to 
potential,” said Coach Weiand. 

Although the Tennis Team fell short of their 
dreams during the ’89 season, the 8-8 record was a 
step in the right direction for a strong and com¬ 
petitive tennis program. 

“I’m just happy that we finished 8-8,” said Greg 
Zieba, “We lost two close matches earlier in the 
season which could have gotten our spirits up 
even higher.” 

“I think our problem was a lack of tennis skills 
although there was no problem in athletic skills,” 
added Weiand. 

Dave Bafia, the number one seeded player for 
the Red Devils, started off the season slowly but 
then worked up to potential by defeating four out 
of his last five opponents. 

In the doubles circuit, seniors Jeremy Lemp 
and Darren Pflughoeft became the number one 
team for the Red Devils. They earned an impres¬ 
sive winning record by going 9-5 with many solid 
performances as a duo. 

orking on his form, Hank 
Hendricks attempts to lob 
the ball over the net. 

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Boys' Tennis 

D uring one of his matches, Q eturning his opponent’s 

sophomore Jason Bodinet re- R volley, Greg Zieba gets ready 
turns the ball with a strong to use his strength on an 

forehand. overhead smash. 

G iving some pointers, Coach 
Pete Weiand inspires Dave 
Bafia while speaking 
through the fence. 

Boys' Tennis 

T aking some practice strokes, Pam Yatsko 
works on the green to improve her putting. 

A warded Most Ambitious Player on the team, 
Stephanie Parks tees off for the start of her 

K eeping a close eye on the ball, Mindy Ridgeway 
putts on the green hoping that it will go in. 

Gills' Golf 

Lady Devil Golfers 

by Matt Wilkening 

the team. They were all very patient and 
also enthusiastic team members. I am 

t the end of the 1988 season, the pleased to say that nobody got worse, and, 
Girls’ Golf Team had no idea that in fact, a lot of improvement was made both 
they would be marching into the ’89 individually and as a team,” said Creviston. 

Creviston plans to 
work on her own golf 
scores during the 
off-season and 
throughout the sum¬ 
mer. She enjoys the 
game of golf and al¬ 
most everything 
about it. 

season without a 
coach. Luckily, the 
vacancy was filled by 
Ms. Sherry Crevis¬ 

ton who is also the 

coach of the Poms 
and assistant coach 
of the Track Team. 
The opportunity to 
coach the Lady Dev¬ 
ils Golf Team helped 
Creviston because 
she was only a be¬ 
ginner golfer herself. 

“I have a lot of 
people who want to 
help me become a 
better golfer,” said 
Coach Creviston. 
“Once I get better, 
I’ll enjoy the game 
more for me. The 
team makes playing 
very eventful.” 

“All in all I like 
playing golf, espe¬ 
cially with the girls 
because they’re 
great. I can learn 

from them. I pretty 
much like everything 
else about golf ex¬ 
cept my scores be¬ 
cause they haven’t 
been so good,” add¬ 
ed Creviston. Hope¬ 
fully, in the long 
run. Coach Creviston 
can improve her 
scores while the 
Lady Devils make 

Coach Creviston 
and the Lady Devils 

ended the season P Mowing her swing, Abby Eskridge watches sc h 00 l history by 

„ i I her ball fly down the fairway to see where it , . _j__ 

with a 4-7 record, lands having record ones. 

the best in Lowell 

High School history. Three returning letter- 
men led the pack of lady golfers. Mindy 
Ridgeway, Stephanie Parks, and the team’s 
“Most Valuable Player”, Abby Eskridge, 
sparked the team with their improved 
scores. They helped the team take eighth 
place out of 13 in Sectional play. 

“Creviston did a lot for us this season,” 
said Stephanie Parks, “She gave us support 
while we were out there. Support was some¬ 
thing we really needed.” 

“I was extremely pleased with everyone on 

Girls' Golf 

Girls' Swimming and Diving made a big 

D iver Jackie May does her front pike from the board. May started her 
first attempt at diving in her senior year. 



Boys' Swimmers were all 

when they lost their chance at Indy. 

he Boys’ Swim Team had a suc¬ 

cessful season despite the small 

I numbers. The 400 free relay 
team of Doug Krucina, Andy Hen¬ 
dricks, Dan Hurst, Kurt Johnson, and 
Jeff Brindley beat Crown Point at Sec¬ 
tionals to place second, not quite good 
enough to reserve a spot for them at 
the state meet. 

MVP Andy Hendricks went to every 
single practice and had a positive atti¬ 
tude that helped the team to excel. 

Most Improved, Jason Bodinet, a 
rookie swimmer, won that award be¬ 
cause he dropped his time in the 100 
backstroke during the season over 40 

Kurt Johnson, the team captain, won 
the Leadership Award. He could al¬ 
ways be found leading the team in a 
cheer or organizing other types of 

Even though the team came close to 
a trip down to Indianapolis, the disap¬ 
pointment didn’t stifle their enthu¬ 

A s a first year diver, Mike Joyce had to 
learn all the movements and techniques 
used in diving. He continually dove sec¬ 
ond for the swimming Red Devils. 


Boys' Swimming 

S enior Kurt Johnson swims the 500 
yard freestyle. He won the Leader¬ 
ship award. 

S ophomore Dan Minion swims the 
breaststroke in a meet after an ill¬ 
ness forced him to stop diving early 
in the season. 

Boys’ Swimming jj£> 

by Lisa Wielgus 

A ction drew attention to the Boys’ Varsity 
Basketball Team and the energy to pro¬ 
duce that action was produced by its key 

Dave Bafia, leading scorer who was second in 
rebounding, was named to the First-Team All- 
Conference. Leonard said Bafia was the best of¬ 
fensive player for the Runnin’ Red Devils in the 
1990 season, but Bafia is quick to be humble over 
his accomplishments. 

“I was just out there (on the court) to help the 
team to the best of my ability,” said Bafia. 

Another key player was Erin Nichols, who came 
back on the court after hepatitas forced his sea¬ 
son to end early last year. Even with his recurring 
health problems, Erin made Second Team All- 

“When he became ill this season, we knew he 
couldn’t play for long periods of time. We really 
pulled together and acted like a team,” said 
Coach Leonard. 

Well, it looks as though it worked for the team. 
They won six out of their last nine games and 
went up against some high-ranked teams during 
that time, ending with a 16- record. 

The Red Devils claimed second place in the 
Lake Suburban Conference and were Sectional 
runner-ups after a heart-wrenching loss to He¬ 

“We worked hard at our goal to get to the Sec¬ 
tionals against Hebron,” said Leonard. “But there 
is always next year.” 

Losing the Sectional didn’t seem to affect the 
attitudes of the players, though. They kept sight 
of one of the most important aspects of the 

“Even though we lost, we learned leadership 
and playing as a team are the most important 
qualities.” said Bafia. 

A 8 he dribbles down 
the court, Troy Huse- 
man watches to see 

what his next move is. 


Boys' Varsity Basketball 

Boys' JV and Freshmen Basketball— 

from few losses with coaching, motivation, and desire. 

by Joseph Rosevear 

T wo months before the basketball 
season began, both the JV and 
Freshman teams got together and 
began practicing, 
while also laying out 
goals for the season. 

The Freshman 
Team set out in 
hopes of winning the 
Freshman Tourna¬ 
ment and also with a 
winning record. Al¬ 
though they did not 
win the tournament, 
the team was 
pleased with their 
performance; they 
defeated a team 
which they had pre¬ 
viously lost to during 
the season. 

The Junior Varsi¬ 
ty Team wanted to 
finish the season 
with a record of 18-2 
and also win Confer¬ 
ence. The JV team 
did not win Confer¬ 
ence, but did finish 
the season with a re¬ 
cord of 17-3. 

“The team had a 
good feeling about the season,” said JV play¬ 
er, Ryan Durr. 

During the season, both teams looked to 
different sources for their motivation. Many 
freshman players felt that the coaching was 
the main factor that helped them play to the 
best of their ability. 

“The coaching was hard on us, but they 
were really good when it came to getting us 
to perform,” said freshman player, Justin 

The JV team also heavily relied on the 

coaching to get them motivated, but it was 
the feeling they got after playing a game and 
winning that made them work as hard in 
practices as in the games. 

“The desire to win provided a lot of the 
motivation that al¬ 
lowed us to finish 
the season as well as 
we did,” said Durr. 

Throughout the 
season, many players 
were asked to move 
up because of short¬ 
ages of players at 
higher levels. Many 
of the Junior Varsity 
players were asked 
to help out on the 
Varsity level. Even if 
it was just sitting on 
the bench, they all 
agreed that it was 
exciting to be asked 
to play for the Varsi¬ 
ty squad. One such 
player was Mark An¬ 
derson. Midway 
through the season, 
he was asked to play 
for the Varsity team. 

“I was excited, but I 
really nervous. Even j 
when I play JV, I 
like to set the pace 
for the Varsity team,” said Anderson. 

After the season was over, both teams got £ 
together and discussed the season’s accom- & 
plishments after watching video tapes of ** 
their games. Both teams felt it was a season c 

n a fast break away, Mike Bielefeld r 
wards the basket for the layup. 

28 ^fl Boys' JV/Frosh Basketball 

Even with their injuries the team's 

was evident in a 100% sacrifice. 

by Theresa Wesselhoft 

D edication. Only dedication can get the 
girls’ varsity basketball team through 
hours of grueling practices and keep the 
injured players in constant attendance at all 
practices and games. 

Complete commitment to their cause kept 
this team playing at sectionals in a hard-fought 
loss to Crown Point. Led by four seniors, Amy 
McNeil, Peggy Henig, Beth Anderson, and Kim 
Kyle, the Lady Red Devils finished their season 
with a 5-13 record during their regular season 
and 1-5 in the Lake Suburban Cpnference. These 
girls learned that real winning comes not only 
on a scoreboard, but also in giving 100% all the 

Player Natalie Shadowen commented that, 
“Schwanke is a good coach and pushes me to be 
my best. Summing up the season, Shadowen 
said,”We had a lot of people who got hurt and our 
record wasn’t that great, but we had a lot of fun.” 

Julie Ray and Amy Heath both agreed that the 
highlight of the season was at the North Newton 
Tourney when we won by a last second shot by 
Amy McNeil. 

Shadowen, optimistic for the future season 
said, “If we get everybody healthy, we will be 

J umping high to make 
the basket, Natalie 
Shadowen shows cor¬ 
rect form. 

Losing records did not stifle the 

by Stephanie Parks 

he JV and 
Freshmen teams 
ended the season 
with three wins and 24 
losses combined. OK—so 
they might not be the 
Chicago Bulls, but even 
Michael Jordan had to 
start somewhere. 

Second-year freshmen 
coaches, Regina Essen- 
berg and Stan Kyle, faced 
another losing season 
without any wins. 

“Things did not go the 
way we had planned,” 
said both coaches. 

Even so, the coaches 
still praised the girls for 

fighting until the end. 

‘‘They never gave 
up . . . they always came 
to practice,” said Essen- 

The Junior Varsity also 
faced a tough season and 
only accumulated three 

“The season was a lot 
of frustration. They did 
not fall together as I 
thought they would, but 
they showed a lot of im¬ 
provement,” said Coach 
Brad Stewart. 

Stewart looked toward 
junior Kelly Henderson to 
help relieve the team dur¬ 
ing the season. 

“She provided a lot of 
energy and her sense of 
humor helped a lot also,” 
said Stewart. 

Improvement and the 
grin-and-bear-it attitude 
seemed to be the high 
points for both teams. 

“I have never been on a 
winning basketball team, 
so it was a big accom¬ 
plishment for me to make 
JV,” said freshman Jackie 

These two teams did 
see improvement and 
kept a smile on their faces 
through the losing battle; 
even Michael Jordan 
would smile at that. 

T aking a timeout of her 

own, freshman Traci 
Lewis ties her shoe before 
attempting a free throw. 

S hooting for two, fresh¬ 
man Jackie Cunningham 
(tt33) puts up the shot. 
Cunningham also saw a lot of 
playing time on both the fresh¬ 
man and JV levels. 

32 <] Girls’ JV/Frosh Basketball 

C oming to a halt, 
sophomore Chris 
Wietbrock comes 
down the court and stops 
after realizing there is no 
longer a chance for a fast 

Girls' JV/Frosh Basketball 

> » 

Wrestlers were 


for younger members as 
they themselves improved. 


■ I I he younger the better! Ask the 

■ II coac hes of the Lowell wres- 

M I I tling teams and that’s what 

■ they’ll tell you. 

M A new tradition was started by the 
wrestlers and coaching staff when 
they hosted a Biddy Wrestling 
Camp for five weeks during Febru¬ 
ary and March for all children grades K-12. 

“In order to build the program to what we 
want, we have to start with the young,” said JV 
coach and Earth Science teacher, Mr. Line, who 
was eager to start developing Lowell’s wrestlers. 

“We want to give the kids more experience be¬ 
fore reaching seventh grade wrestling,” added 
sophomore wrestler, Jason Summers. 

Even though the younger the better, the “older” 
still weren’t forgotten. The varsity finished their 
season with a 4-7 record. Regional qualifiers were A1 
Lewis, Joe Sneed, Nick Whitacre, as well as Semi- 
State and Regional qualifier, Mike Lee. All wres¬ 
tlers set excellent examples for the youngsters. All 
aspects of wrestling was concentrated on during the 

“It was fun working with the kids and everyone 
learned so much,” said senior A1 Lewis. 

Wrestlers agreed that the camp was a huge suc¬ 
cess and chalked it up as another step in building 
a winning organization for Lowell. 

“Lowell has got the potential and the talent to 
become wrestling champs,” added Lewis. 

S howing another team mate 
a new move that can be used 
in competiton, Nick Whi¬ 
tacre helps others at practice. 

* Q* 

U sing his defense skills to 
the fullest, Michael Lee 
takes down another wrestler 
during a one on one practice 

L ending a hand, Al Lewis 
puts in extra hours after his 
practice to help clean the 
equipment for the wrestling team. 


D> 35 

W ith the assistance of gymnastics coach Kim 
Greer, Veronica Burk adjusts the spring 



into the season, the Gymnastics Team was 
ready with positive attitudes. 

by Amber Wilson 

{ ( his year I wanted my girls to work 
I harder, have more positive atti- 
I tudes, and to meet their goals,” said 
gymnastics coach Kim Greer. 

Greer graduated from Lowell and is now cur¬ 
rently coaching Lowell’s gymnastics tam. She 

The team felt they were really striving hard 
to make their team the best. 

“We got along better this year,” said sopho¬ 
more Staci Cales. “It’s more organized and 
higher goals were set. I think we went far with 
the spirit of the teammates.” 

" long as we do our best. 

nobody could ask for 

has been a coach for six years, and for two out 
of those six, she has been coaching at Lowell, 
taking over for Mel Henig. 

-Nicole Balia 

Ironically, the team’s assistant coach was 
Kim’s mother, Mrs. Goins. The two make a 

“You know, when I’m not able to make prac¬ 
tice or when I’m gonna be late, all I have to do 
is call Mom, and she’s right there ready to help 
out,” Kim said. “She’s redly great.” 

To get ready for their first meet against Mer¬ 
rillville, Nicole Balia explained what they had 
to do. 

“Merrillville gymnastics program is much 
bigger and they go year round, but as long as 
we do our best, nobody could ask for more.” 

A s they stretch out, Jenny Picha and Missy 
Taylor have a good time before the meet to re¬ 

Gymnastics ii^ 37 

*n i 

: V 


Lowell athletes prove that 
they have what it takes! 

< Sports Candids 

S urrounded by Calumet opponents, 
freshman Eric Eszenyi looks for a team- 

C oncentrating to make it over the hur¬ 
dles, Brent Johnson stays with his rivals. 

in the rough 

Though they had a tough 

season, talent was still strong. 

{ { ink,” the ball was hit into center 
I field by senior Ron Kessel. But the 
I unusual thing about this hit was the 
fact that Kessel broke an aluminum bat. 

It was his favorite bat; he used it to hit a 
.250 average, to accumulate six homeruns, a tri¬ 
ple, and three doubles, including the one that 
broke his favorite bat. 

Broken dreams also plague the Varsity team. 

“If this was the season for things to go 
wrong, they went wrong,” said Coach Hess. 

One of the broken dreams was tying Calumet 
for last place in the Lake Suburban Confer¬ 

“I expected to be higher in the Conference,” 
said pitcher Greg Ford, who was named to the 
Second Team All-Conference for his ability at 
third base. Keith Stevens and Ron Kessel were 
also named to post-season teams. 

A dream that was not broken was the end of 
the second season. The team defeated Lake 
Central and won the chance to take on Kouts 
in the second round. Enthusiasm was the key 
to winning these games. 

The downfall came the following Saturday 
late in the afternoon. The team defeated Kouts 
13-2 earlier. At 4:30, the players seemed to 
have lost the enthusiasm level that they had 
had in the previous games. The day ended 
when Crown Point defeated Lowell 17-2. 

“The intensity level was not there; losing 
that last game broke my heart,” said Ford. 

From broken bats to broken dreams and 
hearts, baseball seemed to go wrong at every 

R eady for the hit, Chadd 
Arthur prepares himself 
for the hit. 

Boys' Varsity Baseball 41 

out a rough season, the JV 
Team soon hit its potential. 

A lways know what to do when the ball is 
hit to you. That is a rule that most 
coaches emphasize with their players 
before the team takes the field. However, put¬ 
ting that idea in a player’s mind after a hard 
ground ball to the third baseman with runners 
on second and third can be a hard fact to com¬ 
pute in a player’s head in a split second. When 
that thought is forgotten on the field, mental 
errors are executed and runs are produced for 
the opposing team. This was the case with the 
Red Devil Junior Varsity Baseball Team. 

“Mental errors have been more of a weak¬ 
ness than physical errors,” said Coach Brad 
Stewart. “We have had some costly mental er¬ 

Most baseball experts say that pitching 
makes the game. The JV starting rotation 
started the season off slowly by walking many 
of their opposing hitters but then picked up 
the slack with many impressive outings and 
complete innings by Matt Eckhart, Jeff Dil¬ 
lingham, and Wayne Bartlemann. 

The most exciting part of baseball for the 
fans is hitting but hitting was another category 
that Red Devils had struggled with. The team 
batting average was .139 during the first half of 
the season but started to rise as more players 
got confident in the batter’s box and started 
producing. Will McMillan led the team in hit¬ 
ting with a .286 average. More impressively, 
the Red Devils smashed out a record-breaking 
three home runs. 

“I believe we may have cured the “Cancer” 
of laziness and I hope to increase our concen¬ 
tration and intensity level so that they can play 
well at the Varsity level,” said Coach Stewart. 

aking some practice swings 
before heading onto the field. 
Will McMillan watches the tac¬ 

tics of his opponents. 

Boys' JV/Frosh Baseball 

L olligagging before a game, 
Mike Bielefeld tries to make 
a spectacular, behind-the- 
back catch. 

M aking a pitching move to 
the bullpen, Coach Stewart 
brings on ace, left-handed 
reliever, Matt Eckhart (#14) to put 
out the fire. 

A ttempting to execute the 

hit and run, Will McMillan 
(#15) tries to gain a run bat- 
ted-in by driving home Jeff Fun- 
ston from third base. 

Boys' JV/Frosh Baseball 

W inding up, Tammy 

Lamken prepares herself 
to hit the ball out of the 

44 Girls' Softball 

The season started slow with a young, inexperienced team, 

but tie 

for t Ito course. 

by Stacy Henley 

T hrough four years 
of coaching and 
playing golf in 
high school, Mr. Pete 
Weiand knows who is in¬ 
terested in golf and who 

“I have about three out 
of five new freshmen that 
are really interested in 
golf,” said Weiand. 

There were six new 
players on the Boys’ Golf 
Team for the 1990 season, 
one senior and five fresh¬ 
men. This made half of 
the 12 on the whole team. 

Even though there were 
so many new people on 

S quatting to see how far 

the ball is away from the 
hole, Willie Curtis makes 
his last shot. 

the team, they won Sec¬ 
tionals for this year. 

“I think we did well 
this season for as many 
new players as we had,” 
said Trey Matson. 

At the beginning of the 
season, they did not think 
that the season went as 
they planned, especially 

“In the beginning of the 
season we wanted to play 
better in matches. We 
didn’t improve as much as 
a team as we would have 
liked to,” said Weiand. 

“We knew we had the 
ability with each indivi- 

P utting on the green, 
Chris Manning hits the 
ball to get it closer to the 
hole for the next shot. 

dual to shoot a good 
score, but we could never 
put them together. I am 
glad we picked this day 
for it to happen,” he said. 
“We have worked hard to 
improve our golf team 
and are very proud to be 
the first Lowell golf team 
to win the Sectionals.” 

Even though Weiand 
didn’t think that things 
went as well as planned at 
the beginning of the sea¬ 
son, the team got some¬ 
thing more than planned 
at Sectionals. 

46 <1 

Boys’ Golf 

The Girls' Tennis team was 


up success with high numbers, enthusiasm. 

by Kristen Nemeth 

E ven the slightest bit of an improve¬ 
ment is an improvement. 

The Girl’s Tennis Team and their 
coach are working towards the same goal to 
improve. This season the girls won two 
matches; this is an improvement from last 
year’s record of 0-13. 

“Everyone is striving harder, because we 
have won two matches; it would be a great 
accomplishment if we could win more,” said 
Melissa Mileusnic. 

Attitude is another key factor needed to 
reach success. 

“The team is showing a better attitude, 
and they have started to understand me, 
and we are working towards one goal, to im¬ 
prove,” said Coach George Bader. 

Much time and effort are required during 
the summer months and off-season to help 
everyone on the team get ready to play to 
their full potential. 

“Tennis is not the type of game that one 
picks up and wins; much time is needed to 
practice,” said Bader. 

Twenty-three girls tried out for this year’s 
team, and 16 had to be cut. The team is pri¬ 
marily made up of underclassmen, with only 
four seniors who serve as captains. 

“The enthusiasm that the younger players 
are showing is promising. The amount of po¬ 
tential the team has is a big asset, and the 
team for next year looks hopeful. The team 
will definitely come together next year,” said 
senior captain Nicole Knoerzer. 

The team with its young players is hoping 
to train them as they become upperclass¬ 

“It’s the young ones that want to play and 
win,” said Bader. 

As the team matures as a whole, they can 
play to their full potential, and the Girl’s 
Tennis Team can continue to improve. This 
is Coach Bader’s plan. 

S enior captain Jamie Mor¬ 
ris prepares herself to re¬ 
ceive her opponent's serve. 

R eturning the ball to the op¬ 
posite court, Vicki Traj- 
kovski goes for the point. 

Girls' Tennis 

t> 49 

S ophomore Dan Olah gets a quick 
start for a spring at a home meet. 

M VP Scott Goins tries to clear the 
high jump, but his attempt failed. 

W inding up, Brian Vance concen¬ 
trates to get a long discuss 

<] B °y s ’ T 


against the odds, the Boys’ Track: Team still 
displayed talent despite low numbers. 

A lack of interest t put some¬ 
what of a damper on the 
Boys’ Track Team. Coach 
Kirk Kennedy and his team came 
into the 1990 season with only a few 
members. The reason there was such 
a lack of interest still remains a mys¬ 

“Even though we didn’t have 
many people, we can hold our own 
with the people we do have,” said ju¬ 
nior Kevin Graham. 

The team started off the season 

on a bad note, losing their first meet 
to Highland and Crown Point. Mark 
Barnhart, though, took first place in 
the pole vault, along with Graham 
taking second in hurdles. In the in¬ 
door competition, Mark Miller 
qualified for Sectionals in the shot 
put. Freshman Brian Dewes did well 
in the mile while freshman Scott 
Goins placed in the two-mile run. 

Though they had a lack in 
numbers, the Boys’ Track Team still 
had the talent. 

W ith a hint of strain on 
her face, Maria Hertz- 
lieb pushes her 800m 
run, in which she qualified for 

C oncentrating, Laura 
McDonald strides over 
each hurdle pushing to 
her limits. 

S truggling to catch up 

with her opponents, Amy 
McNeill sails over the 

Along with McNeill, female tracksters took each 


they faced throughout the season and turned 
the odds around with Sectional qualifiers. 

T he Girls’ Track 
Team had a large 
turnout for the 1990 
season. Certain individ¬ 
uals especially shined. 

Amy McNeill dominat¬ 
ed the Lake Suburban 
Conference in just about 
every event. She qualified 
for Sectionals in the 100m 
relay. She also qualified 
for Regionals in the long 
jump. She claimed Most 
Valuable Player at the an¬ 
nual Griffith Relays. She 
also took fifth in her divi¬ 
sion at the Purdue Bomb¬ 
er Boiler Relays in the 
long jump, and to top it 

all off, she won the long 
jump at the Bishop Noll 
indoor relays. 

But McNeill wasn’t the 
only one to have a part in 
the 10-6 record. Many of 
the girls also qualified for 
Sectionals which were 
held at Portage High 
School. Kim Kyle, Kara 
Kirchenstien, and Jackie 
Cunningham represented 
Lowell in the shot put 
and discus competitions. 

Along with McNeill, 
Bridgett Huber, Melissa 
Grugel, and Christina 
Lindemer qualified in the 
100m relay also. Lindemer 

R unning the 1600m run, 
Lynn Lammons concen¬ 
trates and works towards 
an improved time. 

qualified in the 200 yard 
dash. Beth Anderson, 
Jenny Suslowicz, Karen 
Hughes, and Maria Hertz- 
lieb competed in the 400. 
Suslowicz qualified for 
the long jump and Hertz- 
lieb in the 800m run. 

“Track is always 
thought of as an indivi¬ 
dual sport, but we fought 
hard as a team this sea¬ 
son, not as individuals. 
That’s what made the 
season so successful,” said 
Bridgett Huber. 

A s a warm-up before a 
home meet, Amy Heath 
and Hallie Babcock work 
on their pacing. 

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Girls' Track 

Rodney Hatch, Randy Ruley, Mike Flatt, Andy Noiiani^Una^Dafza^ Jo"y H e 
Kubeck, Leslie Lis, Tim Garling, Dan Olah. Back Row: Coach Paul Cesaretti, Coach Jim Carlson, Jim Brook 
Joseforsky, Jeff Clinton, Keith Hefner, Jack Rizzo, Jon Wendt, Mike Krueger, Eric Frahm, Chris Walkowiak,: 
Blackman, Mark Anderson, Coach Tim Arnold, Coach Kirk Kennedy, Coach Charles Hatfield. 

Boys' Frosh Football 

Front Row: Rob Riley, Rod Bolton, Sam Braun, 
Ken Bisset, Matt Eaton, Jason Loggins, Rob 
Searle, Mike Ravel. Second Row: Jose Rizzo,Rex 
Ibarra, Mark Smith, Dave Burton, Mike Schmelter, 
Rob Balfanz, Shane Lawrence, Travis Cross. Third 
Row: Scott Schweitzer, Roy Keeton, Chad 
Rosenthal, Keith Cantwell, Justin Arthur, Matt 
Mader, Jeff Dillingham, Steve Haluska, Charlie 
Winebrenner. Back Row: Coach Mark Line, terry 
Bachman, Jeff Simons, Ken Carey, Rob Marrow, 
steve Fredericks, Burt Meier, Eric Eszenyi, Chris 
Cook, Coach Randy Bays. 

Boys' Tennis 

Front Row: JefFFunston, Clayton Doty, Todd 
Pflughoeft, David Morris, Darren Pflughoeft. 
Second Row: Andy Hendricks, Wayne 
Bartelmann, Dan Minion, Jason Bodinet, Greg 
Zieba, Mike Joyce, Dan Funston. Back Row: 
Coach Pete Weiand, Will McMillan, Dave Balia, 
Eric Hollister, Jeremy Lemp, Kevin Frank, 
Hank Hendricks. 

Varsity Volleyball 

Front Row: Trisha Reusze, Daphne Ortiz, Joan 
Austgen, Lori Replin, Nina Wisch, Peggy Henig, 
Cathie Lindahl. Back Row: Jeff Austgen, manager, 
Theresa Wesselhoft, manager, Melanie Bielefeld, 
Natalie Shadowen, Julie Ray, Marcie Cook, Coach 
Joy Hafer. 



Girls’ JV Volleyball 
Front Row: Amy Rouse, Christa Ilko, Jen 
Picha, Coleen Hogan, Karin Watson, Bridgett 
Huber, Natalie Seberger. Back Row: Coach 
Annette Weiand, Lori Korte, Karen Hughes, 
Valarie Cole, Amy Heath, Christina Lindemer, 
Angela Ebert, manager. 

Frosh Volleyball 

Front Row:Nikki Echterling, Josie Bank, Jennie 
Suslowitz, Lisa Shapley, Jenny McLean, Tanya 
Trowbridge, Kristi Childress, Julie Fisher, Jodie 
Hayes. Back Row: Bonnie Haviland, Laurie 
Blackmon, Brandi Replin, Amy Wenckus, Jackie 
Cunningham, Amy Blank, Michille Lutgen, Laura 
Leininger, Coach Pete Iussig. 

Boys' Cross Country 

Front Row: Justin Gorball, Joe Rosevear, Brian 
Quale, Aaron Robinson, Shaun Scheeringa, Jason 
Scheiwe. Back Row: Coach Bob Thomas, Jason 
Martin, Brent Johnson, Brian Dewes, Scott Goins, 
James Cole. 

Girls’ Golf 

Front Row: Kim Swarens, Mindy Ridgeway, 
Allison Laking, Abby Eskridge. Back Row: 
Coach Sherry Creviston, Cindy Koppen, Pam 
Yatsko, Patty Northcut, Stephanie Parks. 

Pom Pons 

Front Row: Delana Chavez, Tracy Powers, 
Stephanie Wright. Second Row: Mindy Ridgeway, 
Julie Bauman, Katheryn Boyll, Heather Hoyt, 
Angela Edmonds. Third Row: Brandie Fortner, 
Lisa Wielgus, Michelle Swett. Back Row: Coach 
Sherry Stout, Patti Berg, Krista Barta, Pam Pen¬ 
nington, Kallye Piskoty, Julee Sampias. 


Gii'ls* Swimming: 

Front Row: Theresa Michiels, Jennifer Zarych, 
Nicole Williams, Stephanie Rader, Jacki 
May .Jennifer Maxwell. . Second Row: Jennie 
Larson, Sara Saunier, Ginger Fioretti, Miaake 
Stokman, Chris Wietbrock, Ronda Clinton, 
Coach George Bader. Back Row: Missy Taylor, 
Kris Stefanatos , Randa Ruge, Carrie Ring, 
Julie McCormick, Jennifer Heniff. 

Boys' Swimming 

Front Row:Jon Carson, Doug Krucina, Kurt 
Johnson, Dan Hurst, Andy Hendricks, Dan 
Minion. Back Row: Jennifer Heniff, manager, Jeff 
Brindley, Mike Jenkins, Jason Bodinet, Rob Searle, 
Mike Joyce, Stevie Heiser, Coach George Bader. 




Girls' Gymnastics 

Front Row: Coach Kim Greer, Staci Cales, 
Missy Taylor, Aimiee Zych, Stephanie Bruce, 
Julie McCormick, Coach Goins. Back Row: 
Nicole Balia, Aimee Mielczarek, Jen Picha, 
Cathie Lindahl, Donna Ojeda. 

Boys’ Varsity Basketball 
Front Row: Erin Nichols, Phil Vison, Troy 
Huseman, Archie Mitchell, Mike Joseforsky. 
Back Row: Jeff Clinton, Rusty Bielefeld, Kevin 
Anderson, Keith Stevens, Keith Hefner, Dave 
Bafia, Mike Piatt, Coach Steve Leonard. 

Girls' Cross Country 

Kim Cornell, Lynn Lammons, Coach Chuck 
Naumowich, Jenny Heath, Lisa Hertzlieb. 





Front Row: Scott Irwin, Jason Peterson, Travis 
Cross, Ken Metz, Chris Whitacre, A1 Lewis, Matt 
Eaton, Ben Zander, Ed Hardesty. Second Row: 
Pete Stassis, Joe Rosevear, C.J. Kimbrell, Kick 
Whitacre, Dale Smith, Mike Kalvaitis, Rick 
Arnold, Mike Schmelter, Rex Ibarra, Kevin 
Graham. Back Row: Coach Jerry Cameron, Jason 
Martin, Denny Cripe, Scott Schweitzer, Mark 
Miller, Jim Crago, Joe Sneed, Mike Lee, Coach 
Duane Hmandez, Coach Mark Line. 

Boys' JV Basketball 

Front Row: Jeff Dillingham, Dan Olah, Kevin 
Frank, Wayne Bartelmann, Eric Hernandez. Back 
Row: Coach Pete Weiand, Ryan Durr, Skip Drew, 
Mark Anderson, Joe Rogers. 

Boys’ Frosh Basketball 
Front Row: Clayton Doty, Jason Loggins, Jose 
Rizzo, Ryan Vasko, Justin Gorball, Mark 
Smith, David Hudak. Back Row: Coach Mike 
Magley, Mike Bielefeld, JefTFunston, Keith 
Cantwell, Dan Funston, Burt Meier, Eric 
Eszenyi, Justin Hawkins, Scott Goins. 

Girls' Varsity Basketball 
Front Row: Kim Kyle, Beth Anderson, Peggy 
Henig, Christa Ilko, Amy Heath, Marde Cook. 
Back Row: Coach Steve Schwanke, Melanie 
Bielefeld, Natalie Shadowen, Julie Ray, Lori Korte, 
Angela Ebert, manager. 




Girls’ JV Basketball 

Front Row: Coleen Hogan, Becky Howard, 

Samantha Goot, Lisa Hertzlieb. Back Row: 

Jessica Herz, manager, Megan Anderson, 

Karen Hughes, Jackie Cunningham, Chris 

Wietbrock. Kelly Henderson, Coach Brad 


Frosh Girls' Basketball 

Front Row: Heather Carey, Lori Rosenbauer, Lori 
Blackmon, Kristy Childress, Tracey Lewis, Lynn 
Lammons, Jenny McLean. Back Row: Coach 
Regina Esenberg, Sheila Starrick, Brandi Replin, 
Nikki Echterling, Nicole Williams, Trish Kyle, 
Stephanie Rader, Michelle Lutgen, Brandi 
McKinney, Coach Stan Kyle. 

Boys' Golf 

Front Row: Randy Wesselhoft, Ryan Vasko, Trey 
Matson, Chris Manning, Rick Matson. Back Row: 
Willie Curtis, Jeremy Lemp, Eric Eszenyi, Scott 
Barnhart, Stevie Heiser, Coach Pete Weiand. 

Girls’ Tennis 

Front Row: Vicki Trajkovski, Nicole Knoerzer, 
Paula Kooistra, Jamie Morris. Second Row: 
Melanie Bielefeld, Krista Barta, Miaake Bruns, 
Julie Carson, Carrie Marine, . Back Row: Becky 
Howard, Julie Baumann, Julie Fisher, Laura 
Leininger, Ericka Gushee, Coach George Bader. 

Boys’ Track 

Front Row: Brian Vance, Brent Johnson, 

Mark Barnhart, Brian Quale, Shawn Scheer- 
inga, Kevin Graham, Brian Dewes. Back Row: 
Coach Paul Cessaretti, Mike Schmelter, Jason 
Kuiper, Jim Brooker, Mark Miller, Kevin 
Weaver, Scott Goins, Lee Childress, Coach Kirk 

Girls' Track 

Front Row: Jenny Suslowicz, manager, Amy 
Heath, Karen Hughes, Maria Hertzlieb, Lisa 
Hertzlieb, Stacy Lamprecht, Angie McBain, Bonnie 
Haviland. Second Row: Lora Koepke,Amy 
McNeill, Jenny Heath, Lora McDonald, Kim Kyle, 
Daphne Ortiz, Nicole Straka. Back Row: Coach 
Sherry Stout, Lynn Lammons, Hallie Baabcock, 
Kristi Foor, Jackie Cunningham, Melissa Grugel, 
Christina Lindemer, Coach Chuck Naumowich. 

Varsity Baseball 

Front Row: Jason Powers, Randy Fisher, Scott 
Mills, Aaron Trueblood, Chadd Arthur. Second 
Row: Greg Ford, Phil Vison, Brad Szczerbik, 
Troy Huseman, Jim Carlson. Back Row: Keith 
Stevens, Ron Kessell, Jeff Clinton, Mike 
Joseforsky, Skip Drew, Coach Kent Hess. 




Boys'JV Baseball 

Front Row: Steve Kendall, Sam Braun, jason 
Loggins, Mike Joyce, Mark Gronkiewicz, Rick 
Arnold. Back Row: Coach Brad Stewart, Wayne 
Bartelmann, Matt Mader, Mat Eckhart, Will 
McMillan, Jeff Dillingham, Andy Hendricks, Dan 

Boys' Frosh Baseball 

Front Row: Rex Ibarra, Shane Lawrence, Dave 
Hudak, Mike Carlson, Jose Rizzo, Jim Suggs, 

Justin Gorball. Back Row: Coach Randy Bays, 
Mike Bielefeld, Justin Hawkins, Jeff Funston, Steve 
Fredericks, Steve Haluskea, Dan Funston, Jeff 
Simons, Mark Smith, Misty Brown, manager, 
Cassity Damian, manager. 

Varsity Softball 

Front Row: Coleen Hogan, Jenny Picha, Julie 
Powers, Peggy Henig. Second Row : T ammy 
Lamken, Lori Korte, Debbie Boer, Marcie Cook, 
Natalie Shadowen. Back Row: Coach Pete Iussig, 
Coach Karen Arehart, Julie Ray, Lori Replin, Jeff 
Austgen, Chuck. 




H elping the younger 

girls at the cheer clin¬ 
ic, Sara Zieba gets the 
girls fired up and ready to 

P ep is the key and Hol¬ 
ly Bright proves this 
with her enthusiasm 
at a pep rally. 

S preading spirit, JV 

cheerleader Stephanie 
Bruce cheers to the 
school song. 

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1 1 

Cheerleaders proved that 

was powerful as they added club, sponsor. 


by Sammie Stinnett 

T ackling the task of 
sponsor of 

Theater Arts, 
Thespians, and Pep Club, 
Speech/Drama and Eng¬ 
lish teacher, Miss Engle 
had a busy year, but end¬ 
ed up bringing new spirit 
to the cheerleading 
squads at LHS. 

“All of a sudden I was 
in charge of 18 more 
girls,” said Engle who 
openly admitted she had 
little experience being a 
sponsor of cheerleaders. 
Experience or not, En¬ 

gle got cheerleaders moti¬ 
vated and ready to spread 

“Miss Engle was always 
eager to do things and we 
all had a great time,” said 
Varsity cheerleader Holly 

With the help of their 
sponsor, the cheerleaders 
developed a Pep Club to 
spark interest among stu¬ 

“We got a late start but 
next year we really hope 
to get the club really go¬ 
ing,” said JV cheerleader 
and Pep Club President, 
Stephanie Bruce. 

JV cheerleader, Christi¬ 
na Lindemer added, “We 
have the potential to have 
a great Pep Club.” 

Having had a busy 
schedule herself, Engle set 
an example for the cheer¬ 
leaders. Most of the 
cheerleaders weren’t just 
cheerleaders, but were in¬ 
volved in other activities 
like Engle. Engle man¬ 
aged to work around the 
girls’ other activities so 
they could cheer. 

Vicki Dawson summed 
up the year with Engle as, 
“A job well done.” 

P osing for a quick shot in D eady to board what they 
their dorm at camp, Me- It call the ‘‘Puddin’ Van” 
lissa Grugel, Julie Borg- the Varsity squad and 

gren, and Sam Stinnett leave Miss Engle prepare for a stay at 
for competition. cheer camp. 

E njoying a ride in the 

wagon. Captains Stacy 
Wright and Delana 
Chavez pose for a picture. 

W hile listening to 

the music, junior 
Krista Barta per¬ 
forms for the audience. 

S itting down on the 

job, squad leader 
Patti Berg feels the 




Q uestion: What is 
red and black and 
dances all over? 
Answer: The Lowell 
High School Pom Pom 
Squad! The girls’ spirit 
was higher than ever. 
They thought they gained 
more respect and admira¬ 
tion this year. 

“I think people were 
ready to laugh us off the 
court at the beginning of 
the year, but after some 
excellent performances, 
the crowd really began to 
realize that we were good! 
After all, we work to sup¬ 
port our school, and we 

deserve respect, if nothing 
else,” said junior, Pam 

The Devilins’ displayed 
their talents at home foot¬ 
ball and basketball games. 

Three seniors were re¬ 
cognized at Senior Night 
during half-time of a 
basketball game. 

I think it was good that 
we finally got recognized, 
but it is a shame that our 
sponsor had to be the one 
to bring it up,” said senior 
Tracy Powers. 

Even though the Devi¬ 
lins lost two members 
with three games left in 

the season, that didn’t 
stop them from doing 
their best. 

“We seemed to show 
much improvement this 
year. I was very pleased 
with our performances. I 
am glad my last year 
worked out so well,” said 
Captain Stacy Wright. 

The poms saw a lot 
more organization and 
unity this year. 

“This year was differ¬ 
ent from my first year. 
We had more organization 
and we seemed to get 
along pretty good,” said 
junior Kallye Piskoty. 

They pushed beyond the limit to be 

in their ac 



drenalin is pumping and the 
roar of the crowd is drowned 
out by deep concentration. The 
athlete focuses on the task be¬ 
fore him; nothing else matters 
for the moment. He wants to 
win. He expects to win. 

The Lowell athlete is often 
in this position. He is working 
against a clock or himself to see if he can break a 
record. No matter what the sport, LHS produced 

In Cross Country, Scott Goins ran his way into 
the 800-Mile Club, reserved for runners who log 
800 plus miles throughout the course of the sea¬ 
son. Goins is the second person to join this elite 

Senior Dave Bafia was awarded Lake Suburban 
Conference second team position for tennis. 

The Volleyball program produced two Lake 
Suburban Conference team members during the 
1989 season. Senior Lori Replin made the first 
team and senior Nina Wisch captured a spot on 
the second team. 

Wrestling, too, had its record-setter. Mike Lee 
remained undefeated most of the season. He ad¬ 
vanced to Semi-State after placing third at Re- 

At the conclusion of the swimming season, 
sophomore Doug Krucina broke the 200-back- 
stroke record, untouched for 10 years. Krucina 
also helped the 400-relay team of Kurt Johnson, 
Andy Hendricks, Jeff Brindley and himself to 
their record. 

In football, junior Shawn Sylvie was named to 
the Indiana All-State Team. Troy Huseman, 
Keith Hefner and Kevin Anderson received Hon¬ 
orable Mention status on the team. 

At the end of the seasons, the competitions 
came to a close; the crowds left; the stands sit 
empty. The achievements made during the 1989- 
90 sports season, however, stand forever in the re¬ 
cord books. 

A gile movements such as this 
helped senior Dave Bafia cap¬ 
ture a spot on the second Lake 
Suburban Conference team. 

Record Setters 


T he backstroke was the 

main event in sophomore 
Doug Krucina’s season. Kru- 
cina shattered a 10-year old school 

S crambling for the sidelines, 
Keith Hefner tucks the ball 
away. Hefner won Honorable 
Mention honors on the Indiana 
All-State team. 

D uring a Regional match, 
Mike Lee downs his oppo¬ 
nent. This style earned him 
a chance at Semi-State after a 
third place finish at Regionals. 


► 67 

Record Setters 

A fter determining the serious¬ 
ness of the injury, the Lowell 
Emergency Medical Team pre¬ 
pares Ethan Brown for the trip to the 

A fter the hit, Coach Paul Cesar- 
etti and the athletic trainer 
look over Keith Hefner to see 
the extent of the injury. 


Broken Thumb 
“I felt bad, but 
missing was 
OK because we 

Danny Hurst— 

SPORT: Golf 
Sprained Ankle 
“It was bad be¬ 
cause this in¬ 
jury has affect¬ 
ed me during 
the season.” 

Pam Yatsko—12 

Torn Liga¬ 

“It hurt. They 
(upstairs) also 
tried to make 
me walk out on 
my own.” 

Neil Ohlendorf— 

68 <] 

Sports Injuries 


Agile athletes became armchair pros as they sat the 
bench waiting for their sports injuries to heal. 

by Stephanie Parks 

Y you are having the 
best season of your 
high school career 
and in the midst of 
your game, you hear a crunch or 
you feel a tear. What was your 
best season has turned into your 
worst nightmare. You are now 
sitting on the sidelines with the 
dreaded sports injury cheering 
on your team. 

“It stunk sitting on the side¬ 
lines the last two games of the 
football season of my senior 
year,” said Ethan Brown who 
sat out with an injury to his 
shoulder called a rotary cuff. 

Having an injury after start¬ 
ing for most of the season seems 
to take its toll on an athlete, but 
it also makes a player work 
harder towards recovering. 

“It was hard watching my 
team play and knowing I could 
have been out there doing my 
share of the work, especially 
against teams like Crown Point where we didn’t lose 
by much,” said senior Gary Veteto. 

On the flip side of the coin, an athlete also has a 

hard time sitting on the sidelines 
since that takes away even more 
playing time. 

“It was a tragedy for me because 
it took away from my playing time 
and I saw very little of it in the 
first place,” said sophomore Brid- 
gett Huber who sat on the bench 
most of the volleyball season. 

Sometimes injuries from one 
sport season can carry over to an¬ 

“I wanted to finish wrestling be¬ 
cause I was doing well and I 
couldn’t start baseball because of 
my shoulder injury, so I missed out 
on both,” said Kalvaitis. 

Some athletes go by the theory, 
“no pain, no gain” and keep on 
playing. One who constantly played 
in pain was junior Erin Nichols. 
Nichols sat out most of last basket¬ 
ball season and the school year due 
to an inflamed liver which still 
flared up from time to time during 

“I just do the best I can. I know 
I’m going to feel weak at times but 
I’m coming around,” said Nichols. 

Coming around is what most athletes hope to ac¬ 
complish before the next game or season begins. 

A fter being injured during the football 
game, senior quarterback Keith 
Hefner is helped off the field by athle¬ 
tic trainer, Joe Starner. 

SPORT: Foot¬ 

tary Cuff 

“It was bad be¬ 
cause I missed 
the last two 
games of my 
senior year.” 
Ethan Brown- 

SPORT: Vol¬ 




“It took out on 
my playing 
time which I 
didn’t have 
much of any¬ 

B r i d g e t t 

SPORT: Foot¬ 

Sprained Ankle 
“I wanted to 
play to help my 
team, especially 
against Crown 

Gary Veteto—12 

Sports Injuries 

> 69 

From algebra to research papers, students knew the 

was not the issue. The choices they made today were 

to be with them for a lifetime. 

L isten. Have you ever 
heard any of the following 
phrases around LHS? 
Chances are you have if you’ve 
talked to any student rushing to 
complete an assignment at the 
last minute. 

“What’s the point of this stupid 
research paper?” 

“What’s the point of finishing 
this Algebra assignment? I’m nev¬ 
er going to use this in my entire 

Good questions—what is the 

point? Do the teachers love to in¬ 
flict pain, or do they just enjoy 
hearing complaints about staying 
up until all hours of the night, 
finishing a chemistry assignment, 
or writing a health critique? 

The answer is “No” to all of the 
above questions. Class choices lie 
in the hands of the student. He 
picks his classes; he makes his 
own decisions. Electing to take 
the fourth year of math, opting to 
take Advanced Biology, not just 
for the field trip to the veterinar¬ 

ian’s, but to actually learn some¬ 
thing, or working hard in required 
courses like U.S. History or go¬ 
vernment are all options which 
settle in the hands of the student, 
left for him to decide. 

So the next time you say, or 
hear someone say, “What’s the 
Point?” in doing an assignment, 
remind him that school is more 
than just getting a high grade 
point average. It’s about making 
decisions that will prepare him for 
college and prepare him for life. 

U tilizing the visual-Tech, a ma¬ 
chine that magnifies books and pa¬ 
pers, is Angela Nordyke, who needs 
the device to see schoolwork due to an eye 
impairment she has had since birth. 

P erforming during a half-time 
show at a home football game, Joe 
Hine, percussionist, accompanies 
the band in their lead number for their 
marching show. 

Academic Divider 

► 71 

Whether liked or not, these classes were 

E nglish, Government, U.S. History, science, 
math, PE, Health. The memories that some 
students have of these required courses might 
evoke feelings of either boredom or terror. Nonethe¬ 
less, all students who graduated from LHS shared 
the same experiences in these classes because they 
were needed to graduate. But, were they really all 
that bad? 

For juniors and seniors, U.S. History and Govern¬ 
ment were a part of their day. They not only alerted 
students to the history of our government and 
country, but these courses also pointed out options 
and choices that the students would have to make as 
they approached 18—the legal voting age. 

English classes offered students the chance to 
challenge their higher level thinking and writing 
skills. At the same time, students drilled themselves 
on grammar points. 

“We all need a greater appreciation for English,” 
said Mrs. Riggle, junior English teacher. “We all 
think that since we speak it, we know it; that’s not 

There were required classes which took students 
out of the regular classroom. Using the gym as its 
base, physical education was another “favorite” re¬ 
quired course for underclassmen. 

But since these classes are required by ALL stu¬ 
dents, there can be drawbacks for some. 

“Many of my required courses are boring,” said 
senior Nick Whitacre. “They often contain students 
of lower intellectual ability for whom the class must 
be paced.” 

Year after year, the same arguments and com¬ 
plaints over required classes arise, but no controver¬ 
sy should exist. Because, like it or not, you can’t 
leave these round halls until these courses are tak¬ 
en—and passed! 

uniting laps around the gym is a basic requirement for 
all freshmen in their required class of PE. Josie Banks 
takes her laps for credit. 



Aside from required courses, students found their 


that paralleled interests or college plans. 

owell High School 
| offers many extra 
Lbm classes to fulfill 
your college-bound car¬ 
eers or just to make your 
schedule complete. 

Earth Science is the 
most popular of all the 
electives offered. Some 
students take it as a 
science credit or for col¬ 
lege. This year, all the 
classes combined totaled 
approximately 250 stu¬ 

“I never knew that it 
was so popular. I think it 
is good that students are 
interested in it and want 
to take the class,” said 
Earth Science teacher, 
Mr. Line. 

“I took Earth Science 
as a ‘blow-off course, but 
it wasn’t as easy as I 
thought,” said junior, 
Paul Gellenbeck. 

A close second for po¬ 
pular electives was Cur¬ 
rent Affairs and Geogra¬ 
phy. In Current Affairs, 
the students learn about 
the events happening in 
the world today. Geogra¬ 
phy, on the other hand, 
deals with the world and 
its climates and textures. 

The Current Affairs 
classes had the opportuni¬ 
ty to speak and communi¬ 
cate with many different 
states and countries 
through a computer on an 
AT&T Tele-Communica¬ 

tions Program. 

“I liked Current Affairs 
because I enjoyed what I 
learned and communicat¬ 
ing through the AT&T 
program,” said junior, 
Jenny Thrall. 

Accounting is also a po¬ 
pular elective taken by 
many students who are 
planning on going into the 
business field after col¬ 

“I took Accounting be¬ 
cause I need it for college,” 
said junior, Troy Huse- 

Carefully choosing elec¬ 
tives could pay off for 
many in the world after 
high school. 

J ournalism students, 
Sammie Stinnett and 
Jori Johnson, work to 
meet a newspaper deadline. 

E arth Science teacher, 

Mr. Line, helps out Paul 
Gellenbeck and Scott Ir¬ 
win with the new assignment. 

M <g 

Popular Electives 

< Honors English 

R * 


| aiaing her hand to 

| make a point, senior Cary 
Elkins adds to the class 
discussion on “Hamlet". 

™ reshman Honors stu- 
™ dents use the last five 
minutes of class in var- 
ts ways to relax after class ac- 


f Hi 

inflated the GPAs, but Honors English students took on 
the extra work as peer involvement and writing were stressed. 

E nglish class be¬ 
came a more im¬ 
portant grade 
point to LHS students 
this year. Emerging from 
an idea introduced by the 
Merit Committee, Honors 
English was added to the 
course selections as the 
only class offering a 
weighted grade. 

“It was the easiest to 
implement because we 
were already in phases,” 
explained Mrs. Myers, 
sophomore Honors teach¬ 

Because of the experi¬ 
mental nature of the 
class, students and teach¬ 
ers began the year with 

both anticipation and ap¬ 

“I remember sitting 
around a circle on the 
first day of school with 
my senior Honors class 
explaining our goals for 
the year and reading fear 
on every face,” recounted 
Mrs. Cusic. 

Peer involvement and 
emphasis on writing were 
two of the focuses of the 
newly designed Honors 
curriculum that will be 
more fully developed in 
years to come. 

“We still haven’t com¬ 
pletely solved the prob¬ 
lem (of curriculum). Hon¬ 
ors teachers are still 

teaching to the ability of 
the class and not to the 
level that is considered 
Honors,” said Mrs. Riggle, 
junior Honors teacher. 

Despite its advantages 
and disadvantages, Hon¬ 
ors English was both the 
first weighted-grade at¬ 
tempt for Lowell and an 
acknowledgement of the 
need for more challenging 

“We at Tri-Creek have 
to be committed to pro¬ 
viding all of our students 
with opportunities that 
will allow them to be suc¬ 
cessful,” stated Mrs. Cu¬ 

P resenting their Rus¬ 
sian project to supple¬ 
ment the class' reading of 
ANIMAL FARM, sophomores 
Carrie Ring and Jennifer Zar- 
ych speak about Lenin. 

W orking in groups, junior 
Kevin Weaver and Jori 
Johnson peer edit each 
other’s writing. 

C ompleting an 
English assign¬ 
ment, freshman 
Chris Whitacre allows his 
attention to be diverted. 

Honors English 


Instead of dull textbooks, 

lab experiments broke 
the monotony of lecture. 

T o break the routine of re¬ 
gular class work, taking 
notes or listening to lec¬ 
ture, students in science, English, 
and VICA classes are experiencing 
hands-on labs. 

How do labs break the routine 
of regular classwork? 

“It provides hands-on experi¬ 
ence so students can become more 
involved,” said biology teacher, 
Mr. Beeching. 

Dissection is a lab used in 
science classes. Students use mi¬ 
croscopes to gain a better under¬ 
standing of different forms of life. 

English classes use computers 
for a change also. 

“I feel using computers is a 
good idea. It gives students some 
preparation for the future,” said 
English teacher, Mrs. McClellan. 

VICA uses hands-on experience 
in an out-of-school environment, 
working on cars for three hours a 

“VICA is a good class to take if 
you plan on working on cars. You 
learn a lot, plus you get to apply 
what you learn in real life situa¬ 
tions,” said Keith Foor. 

T yping on a computer, Mary Pilsitz aking bread was a lab for Lora 

works on her essay for English class. Mansfield in Foods and Nutrition. 

78 <4 


R eviewing for a test, Ren f \ ramming, Greg Lin- 

Pavich looks over his dra- man finds the floor a 

ma nots. pleasant place to read. 



From late-night studying to last-minute 

anxious students tried unique methods to 
keep facts from "escaping their brains." 

by Sammie Stinnett 

R emember the last 
time you were up 
until all hours of 
the night or up at the 
crack of dawn studying 
for that monster test? Or 
what about craming mate¬ 
rial in those few precious 
moments before a semes¬ 
ter exam? At one time or 
another, every LHS stu¬ 
dent has experienced the 
task of STUDYING!!! But 
when, where, and how can 
students really benefit 
from studying? 

Senior Theresa Reeder 
believes that studying at 
night makes it easier for 
her to remember her les¬ 


“I always write things 
down in short words. That 
way, it is easier to remem¬ 
ber. If I write it down, it 
is usually stuck in my 
head,” commented 

Others have strange, 
out-of-the-normal study 

“I go in my room, close 
the door, put a loud tape 
in my jam-box and turn 
on the headphones; then I 
start reading,” stated Jeff 
Brindley, who usually 
procrastinates, studying 
the night before a test. 

Kristin Slusser’s key to 
good grades is keeping up 
with all school work and 

paying attention in class. 

“When I study, I review 
my notes and my home¬ 
work,” said Slusser. 

Freshman Joe McIntyre 
is anxious to get his 
studying done. 

“Good lighting at home 
helps,” said McIntyre. 

Foreign Language 
teacher, Mrs. Allen be¬ 
lieves that students 
should grab their books 
and head for the bath¬ 

“Go over the material, 
write it and even put it on 
a tape and play it back; 
just be sure to STUDY, 
STUDY, STUDY!!!,” she 

U sing the buddy system, 
Holly Bright and Julie 
Borggren prepare for 
good test scores. 

W ith the prospects of a 

high grade, junior Ryan 
Fuller hopes that his 
studying pays off. 

S tudy mg/Cramming 


ith the desire to be an adver¬ 
tising artist, Mike Jensen takes 
art to develop and refine his ta- 

F or dedication services on Veter¬ 
an’s Day, Rusty Bielefeld and other 
band members paid their respects 
by performing. 

H alf-times at home games were 
made more lively with various 
numbers performed by the band. 

B and members like Scott 
Schweitzer learn how to work with¬ 
in a group to ensure harmonious 
sounds in a performance. 

W ith eyes focused on their di¬ 
rector, Greg Slayman and Louis 
Townsley blend their voices 
with other choir members. 

Fine Arts brought out 

with talent, responsibility, 
and a little self-confidence. 

I n most classes, students listen to 
lectures, read the material and 
take tests. Little chance to be an 
individual or express yourself. 
Enter the fine arts—choir, band, 
art and drama. 

“It’s a class to relax you from the 
pressures of your other classes dur¬ 
ing the day,” said senior Mindy 
Mader of her Choir class. 

That doesn’t mean students can 
“kick back” and go for an easy 
grade in these classes. 

“I like the challenge of being 
good. I also must take the responsi¬ 
bility of practicing,” said sopho¬ 
more band student, Kevin Frank. 

If music is not your style, you 
can find self-expression in art. 

“I think art brings out a person’s 
inner personality. You can be your¬ 
self—your own style,” said junior 
Maggie Nichols. 

Confidence is another benefit 
that these students gain in their 
fine arts classes and, in drama, stu¬ 
dents stand alone in front of an au¬ 

“My students learn about self- 
confidence and taking risks by get¬ 
ting up in front of people,” said 
Ms. Engle, drama instructor. 

There is a reason why these 
classes are grouped as the FINE 
arts. They bring out the best in 

As senior Julie Perigo said, “It 
makes me feel like I’m able to do 
something at school that I enjoy 
and that way I like school a little 

H ard work and rehearsals show in 
one of the numbers the choir per¬ 
formed at their winter concert. 

knowledge and interaction have 

place in the students' future. 

B iggest complaint students have about their 
classes? Not relevant to my future! 

Biggest opportunity for future relevancy? 
A foreign language! 

“There are enormous benefits from foreign lan¬ 
guages. Foreign language opens many doors in many 
fields, like law or business,” said Spanish teacher, 
Mrs. Mills. 

Since the U.S. is the fourth largest Spanish-speak¬ 
ing nation in the world, you will probably regularly 
encounter at least one person who cannot speak 
English, not matter what profession. One need only 
step across our northern border to find a French- 
speaking opportunity. With the business world 
crossing all language and culture boundaries, a stu¬ 
dent with a foreign language background could write 
his own ticket in any business field. 

Jennifer Russell, who is enrolled in French and 
Spanish, said, “I take foreign languages because I 
want to go international with my career.” 

The development of such a future doesn’t always 
come easy. Beginning language students drill on 
pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Advanced 
students then apply these skills. 

“The first two years give structure and present vo¬ 
cabulary. The third and fourth years are aimed at 
expanding vocabulary and developing reading, writ¬ 
ing and speaking skills,” said Mills. 

Besides a textbook education, students can experi¬ 
ence the language through foreign travel. Spanish 
students have spent time in Costa Rica on an ex¬ 
change and French students have spent vacations in 
Canada or France. 

In a foreign language, relevancy comes quickly 
and easily—through a textbook, a cassette tape or a 
trip abroad. 

P resenting a skit in Spanish for their Spanish IV class 
assignment, Brandi Nemeth and Amy Echterling will 
have to get the point of their story across in a foreign lan- 

After school hours, GPAs became 

when students found life away from the classroom 
at dances, sporting events, and theatre productions. 

F rom winter chill to sum¬ 
mer sun, dreary Monday 
mornings to spirited Fri¬ 
day nights. From casual Sadie’s to 
formal Prom, from Powder Puff 
follies to Homecoming crushes— 
grade point averages were beside 
the point. These elements made 
up the lives of the LHS student 
body. They do not require dread¬ 
ed hours of homework or boring 
minutes of lecture—just an appe¬ 
tite for fun and an open mind. 

The gymnasium, void of energy 
Monday through Friday, over- 

P reparing for his stage debut as 
Buck O'Hara in the fall comedy 
"Curtain Going Up," Brent John¬ 
son sits patiently as Mindy Mader ap¬ 
plies his make-up before the show. 

D igressing into the ’60s, Jodi Maf- 
fit gives the peace sign as Tony 
Gorball points to the murder scene. 

flowed with screaming fans who 
were eager to depart from day¬ 
time doldrums to enjoy a basket¬ 
ball game. 

The bare, round theatre, deso¬ 
late for most of the year, became 
a second home twice a year to stu¬ 
dents who shared their talent in a 
fall play or a spring musical. 

On holidays and special occa¬ 
sions, the Multi-Purpose Room 
and the Devils’ Commons were 
transformed into a winter won¬ 
derland or a beautiful, bright 
beach, and even a ghostly grave¬ 

yard, depending upon the latest 

So, you see, there are other var¬ 
iables which exist at LHS other 
than grade point averages. Study¬ 
ing and learning are two very im¬ 
portant aspects of high school, 
but so are having fun and finding 
activities which interest you. You 
don’t need to look far to find 
them. Just look around and you’ll 
see that they are everywhere that 
students are—because they are 
part of student life. 

86 <] 

Student Life Divider 


It's summer. Your only homework 
is to savor the 12-week break. 

k I ine months out diana. 

of the year, all “It was a most memo- 
LHS students rable two weeks and I 
find themselves going hope to return next year 
through much of the to become a counselor at 
same daily school rou- the camp,” said Hender- 
tine. However, when son. 
summer comes and 
school’s out, it seems 
like everyone is off doing 
his own thing. Needless 
to say, the same held 
true for the summer of 
’89. Students of LHS 
took up new hobbies, 
saw spectacular sights 
and did things that add¬ 
ed a new and different 
twist to their summer. 

Junior Kelly Hender¬ 
son got a little homesick 
but it wasn’t enough to 
stop her from enjoying 
her stay at a summer 
youth camp, Geneva 
Center, in Rochester, In- 

E njoying their summer 1 Jl # aiting a good hit, 
dancing, Holly Bright \l\l Jackie Cunningham 
and Lisa Wilgus pose * » plays on a softball 
with their dance instructor. league to stay fit through the 



C rossing the finish line, 
Guy Marsh takes some 
practice laps around the 
unfamiliar moto-cross track. 

M orning came early to a 

sleepy Kelly Henderson 
who spent two weeks at 
her favorite summer youth 


t> 89 

G etting ready to toast 
marshmallows, Brandi 
Nemeth enjoys a camp 
fire party. 

W orking diligently, a 

carpet worker lays the 
carpet throughout C-pod. 

P racticing throughout 

the day, Jay Marsh per¬ 
fects skateboarding 

Senior Guy Marsh took 
his talents to the top as 
he spent his summer com¬ 
peting in many moto-cross 
racing events. Receiving 
over 25 first place rating 
over-all for the year in 
points, Marsh proved 
himself a true champ at 
this unique sport. 

“It is a great way to 
spend your time; everyth¬ 
ing is good, except the in¬ 
juries,” said Marsh. 

While some of us slept 
throughout the morning, 
students like Kevin 
Weaver took courses at 
LHS offered in summer 

“It was very beneficial,” 
commented Weaver who 
took semesters of U.S. 
History offered at LHS. 

Weaver and other sum¬ 
mer school students might 
have gotten an early 
glimpse of the new carpet 
put in C-pod, the office 
and parts of the school for 
the new school year. 

Traveling was another 
popular pastime for many 
LHS students this sum¬ 
mer. Many students visit¬ 
ed exotic places. Jamie 
and David Morris spent 
their summer vacationing 
with their father in Ber¬ 
muda. Josh White en¬ 

joyed the beach at Cocoa 
Beach, Florida this sum¬ 

“I surfed the waves,” 
said White. 

When August 24 rolled 
around, it was time for 
LHS students to go back 
to their same routine. 
Whether you were out in 
the sun or indoors at 
work, you enjoyed the 
summer in your own way. 
Although students might 
have different views on 
how to spend the summer, 
they all agree; they never 
got enough of the summer 
of ’89. 

■ reestyling, a new and 

' difficult sport, pre-occu- 
pies Clint Maryonovich. 

F an support at pep sessions 
inspired teams and made 
them more fun. 

O n Career Day, the audience 
watches and learns from the 
guest speaker, Mr. Al Martin 
of Southlake Mental Health. 


Students as Spectators 

Not just another innocent 


LHS spectators "just did it" all . 7 

A poster hung this 
year on the wall 
in Mrs. Riggle’s 
English classroom. It read, 
“There are those who make 
things happen, 
those who watch things 

and those who wonder what 

But “those who watch things 
happen” didn’t necessarily 
just sit there. 

The spectators were the 
backbone of LHS pride. 
They pushed the football 
team to win the first round 
of its Sectional. They 
cheered the basketball team 
to the final round of the Sec¬ 
tionals. It was the same loyal 
band of spectators who were 
involved in pep sessions and 

made them fun. 

Then, there were those 
who “watched” and listened 
intently to professionals 
from the community who 
shared their expertise during 
Career Day. 

“I thought it was neat. I 
liked the secretarial speech,” 
said Shelly Klotz. 

The general student body 
wasn’t the only type of spec¬ 
tator. Athletes who sat the 
bench also watched the ac¬ 

“All I think about is get¬ 
ting in the game,” said Ar¬ 
chie Mitchell, Varsity Bask¬ 
etball player. 

So, unlike the poster im¬ 
plied, spectators did more 
than just “watch” or “won¬ 
der what happened.” 

E ven parents were specta¬ 
tors as they listened to Mrs. 
Allen speak about her class 
objectives on Parents' Night. 

Students as Spectators |g!j> 93 

ft o eniors win!” yelled Matt Hayden 
as he accepted the Spirit Stick for 
the victorious seniors. 

Windows downtown were deco¬ 
rated with cowboys, Indians and covered 
wagons, representing this year’s Homecom¬ 
ing theme, “Wild, Wild West”. 

Besides the bon fire and the Powder Puff 
game, a new activ¬ 
ity was introduced 
to students—Cow 

Students could 
put their names 
on a grid during 
lunch mods, and, 
for a small price, 
place their bets on 
where the cow 
would relieve it¬ 

“I bought the 
ticket at the last 
minute; I never 
thought I would 
win,” said Karin 

Students also 
put money into 
cans, and the 
teacher or administrator who had the most 
money in his can at the time of the bingo 
had to clean up the cow mess. 

“Cow Bingo turned out to be something 
different. It was something new instead of 
the regular routine. I haven’t gone through 
that kind of abuse in a long time,” said Mr. 
Johnson, who was elected to clean up the 
cow mess. 

Students showed their spirit by dressing 
up as cowboys, Indians, or generic John Tra¬ 
voltas on Polyester Disco Day. 

“Polyester Disco Day and Cowboys and 
Indian Day were original, but Class and 
School Color days are getting old,” said sen¬ 
ior Jamie Morris. 

Spirit Week serves several purposes. It is 
designed to get students 
involved in Homecoming 
activities to help build 
spirit for the team and 
the school. It also makes 
daily school life a little 
more interesting when fel¬ 
low classmates are wear¬ 
ing strange wardrobes 
each day. 

“The purpose of Spirit 
Week is to break the 
monotony of the regular 
school day; it gives you a 
chance to act a little unu¬ 
sual and not get laughed 
at,” said senior Stephanie 

Spirit Week is impor¬ 
tant to everyone—stu¬ 
dents, teachers, coaches, 
and, of course, the foot¬ 
ball team. Everyone is involved. 

“Spirit Week is important because it pro¬ 
motes school spirit, and it gets the student 
body involved in school oriented activities,” 
said Coach Kennedy. 

S howing how low he can go, Mr. Magley joins in 
on the Homecoming festivities. 

"Spirit week breaks 
the monotony of 
the regular school 
day; it gives you a 
chance to act a 
little unusual and 
not get laughed at." 

■Stephanie Travis 


Spirit Week 

D oing the job he was elected to do, Mr. Johnson 
picks up the cow mess. 

T he Devlins’ do their routine at the Spirit Week 
pep session. 



by Stephanie Parks 

T he big ques¬ 
tion of the 
year is 

“Do girls play foot¬ 
ball as well as the 
guys do?” Take a 
look at the following 
pictures and decide 
for yourself. 

Pictures one and 
two depict the quar¬ 
terback running with 
the ball for extra 
yardage. Looks like 
they have the same 
game plan. 

In pictures three 
and four, the players 
are going for the 
catch and possibly a 

In all four of these 
pictures, it looks like 
the gals play just as 
well as the guys. 

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rying to get the flag 

1 of junior Kelly Ross, 


ooking for an open 

man, quarterback 

“ seniors Tammy 

Keith Hefner prepares 

Stuppy and Stacy Wilson 

to throw the ball before get¬ 

hope to stop Ross from get¬ 

ting sacked. 

ting the extra yardage. 

Which SCORES the points? 

Homecoming Football 97 

R unning for the ex¬ 
tra yardage, senior 
Amy McNeil car¬ 
ries the ball during the 
Powder Puff game. 



In pictures five and 
six, both teams have 
the ball and they have 
to punt it away. Just a 

In pictures seven and 
eight, the Lowell player 
has the ball and they 
are running away from 
the opposing team hop¬ 
ing for extra yardage, 
but then again, isn’t 
that the name of the 

So, maybe these girls 
are not built like the 
guys who play, but at 
least they go out and 
prove they are just as 
good as the next guy, 
or is it girl? 


was reached through hours of practice and community support. 

by Charlotte Savich 

f!"T he community was 
I very supportive,” 
I said Marcia Love. 
“When we had our fund 
raiser for our scholarship 
awards, the community 
bought several of the raffle 

The Young Woman of the 
Year program took a lot of 
time and energy from the 12 
girls, as well as the commu¬ 

Aside from the practices, 
the girls did a lot of other 
activities sponsored by local 

Uptown Stylists showed 

the girls how to do a mani¬ 
cure, and also taught them 
specific hair care. 

“They showed us things 
we had never known before,” 
said Mindy Mader. First 
Bank had an all night party 
in the basement of the bank. 

“We stayed up most of the 
night watching videos of the 
previous Junior Miss Pro¬ 
grams,” said Sarah Zieba. 

Zieba received the title of 
Young Woman of the Year, 
along with Jennifer Heniff 
as first runner-up, and Julie 
Perigo as second runner-up. 


A s the winners are an¬ 
nounced, first runner-up, 
Jennifer Heniff; Young 
Woman of the Year, Sarah Zeiba; 
and second runner-up Julie Perigo 
smile, pleased with their accom¬ 

A s part of the Poise and Ap¬ 
pearance routine, the girls 
performed a Hawaiian 
dance. This carried out the island 
theme of the program. 

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Young Woman of the Year 


was viewed as a beginning...not an end. 

G raduation is 
typically a sea¬ 
son for celebra¬ 
tion as it was June 10, 
1990 for 216 seniors 
who finalized 4 years of 
high school and began 
their lives beyond. But 
the color of the usual fes¬ 
tivities faded when the 
graduates were informed 
of the death of one of 
their classmates, Tracy 
Campbell: Tracy died 
May 31 as the result of a 
car-train accident 10 days 
before the commencement 
ceremony. Seniors were 
forced to experience their 
joy at attaining a life-long 
goal darkened by sadness 
at the tragic loss of a 
friend who shared similar 
dreams. In our season to 
grieve, the senior class 
was awakened to the real¬ 

ization of how fragile 
and priceless life is. It 
was in her honor that 
the baccalaureate cere¬ 
mony of 1990 was dedi¬ 

Tracy was not forgot¬ 
ten during the gradua¬ 
tion proceedings. Cath¬ 
ie Lindahl accepted 
Tracy’s diploma in the 
presence of her family 
and friends. Dr. Lue- 
kens then addressed 
the crowd, expressing 
the shared, heartfelt 
sentiment, “We wish 
you were here.” 

A 8 the senior class stands 
in memory of Tracy 
Campbell, Cathie Lin¬ 
dahl accepts her diploma on be¬ 
half of her family. 

B efore the ceremony, 

Char Savich is 
touched by her cards. 

A s part of the graduation 
ceremony, Mr. Kuruzo- 
vich and Mr. Anderson 
shake hands with the recent 

A 8 one of the three stu¬ 
dent speakers, Jamie 
Morris informs her class¬ 
mates of environmental issues 
that will affect their future. 


his phone line is not 

“hung up” as Matt Eck- 
hart and Shelly Kelm 
” in to the Halloween 

M cDonald employees, 

Bob Rouse, Rusty Biele¬ 
feld, Greg Russell, and 
Chris Buchanan worship their 
"god" MacTonight. 

H oping to have a “Devil 
of a good time”, Kathy 
Haun, Lisa Wielgus, and 
Pam Yatsko are welcomed to 
the dance. 

NHS sponsored a 





as ghosts, goblins, and telep] 
' ’ crept in for the "holida 




hen we were 
young, the 
ghouls and 
ghosts of Halloween 
were just a nightmare. 
Now as we get older, 
the monsters we were 
once afraid of are just a 
fantasy. When the 
word, “Halloween” is 
mentioned, most teen¬ 
agers think of wild 
times such as parties, 
practical jokes, and 
dances. Lowell High 
School celebrated the 
“so-called” holiday by 
throwing a Halloween 

Sponsored by the Na¬ 
tional Honor Society, 

the yearly bash took 
place on the warm even¬ 
ing of October 28 with 
LHS students attending 
the dance in some of the 
craziest costumes avail¬ 
able. Everything from 
Freddy Krueger imper¬ 
sonators to McDonald’s 
employees showed up at 
the dance. As the guests 
arrived, they were sur¬ 
prised to learn that so¬ 
meone had committed a 
murder in the Devils’ 
Commons. Police chalk 
lines were drawn on the 
floor to show where the 
bodies were. 

Actually, the lines were 
drawn as decoration for 

the dance. 

Many Lowell High stu¬ 
dents showed up for the 
dance to hear the music 
variety played by Pat Ma¬ 
cintosh, who had the job 
of supplying the music. 

“I thought the type of 
music he played was good 
and easy to dance to,” 
said Kristen Nemeth. 

The costumes, dancing, 
and music ended at 11:00 
that same evening. How¬ 
ever, most of the dance 
guests remembered that 
the real fun was only 
three days away on the 
real Halloween Night. 

D oing their own 

“Monster Mash", Kar¬ 
in Watson and Missy 
Hayden enjoy a tune togeth- 



Halloween Dance 

R eady for takeoff. 

Daphne Ortiz, Jackie Q toying in Lowell over 
May, and Mindy Mader Q break, Jori Johnson and 
meet their pilot before leaving Kevin Weaver practice 

the ground. for the musical. 

It wasn't 
"cool" to 
be cold on 
Spring Break! 

W et, Rainy, 
Cold—all of 
these described 
a place nobody wanted 
to be during Spring 
Break—Lowell. Spring 
Break 1990 was a time 
when all students 
sought out every possi¬ 
ble opportunity to leave 
Lowell, grab their swim 
suits, and head for the 

The popular spot was 
once again Daytona 
Beach, Florida for spring 
breakers nationwide. For 
Mindy Mader and nine 
other senior friends, Day¬ 
tona was a dream come 

“Break at Daytona was 
wonderful,” said Mader. 
“We made spontaneous 
plans throughout the 
whole trip and everything 

was an adventure.” 

Cris Childress who 
also traveled to Florida, 
agreed Daytona was 
everything it promised 
to be. 

“I was even in an 
MTV Beanbag Beach 
Contest,” said Chil¬ 

But fun and sun 
doesn’t come cheap. 
The average spring 
break vacationer spent 
anywhere from $300- 
$800 on his trip. 

However, not all 
LHS students were 
lucky enought to get 
the chance to leave 
Lowell, and on the re¬ 
turning Monday, eyed 
vacation returners en¬ 
viously as spring break¬ 
ers sported their new 
and expensive tans. 

A giant tennis shoe was 
one of the sights seen by 
Cristin Childress and 
Jackie May at Daytona Beach, 

W ritings in the sand were 
created on beaches every¬ 
where by vacationers re¬ 
laxing on the sunny beach. 

Dubbed as 


they came two to a package, but they 

weren’t a Hostess pastry. 

f f winkies”—no not 

I sponge cakes filled 

| with cream filling, 

but rather people who are 
dressed alike. 

Those who attended the 
Sadie Hawkins Dance on 
March 16 were dressed as 
“twinkies”. Sadie Hawkins 
is also customarily a “girl- 
ask-guy” dance. 

“I was really nervous, 
and I didn’t want to ask 
him so my best friend took 
action and asked him for 
me,” said Jessica Nichol 
who asked Rick Arnold. 
“Now I understand what 
guys go through.” 

The girl in most couples 
paid for tickets, dinner, 

and pictures. Some even 
bought their dates the 
clothes that they wore. 

“I thought this dance 
was fun, because not all the 
pressure was on the guy,” 
said Jason Eaker. 

Couples also had the op¬ 
tion to get married for 25 
cents. They received fake 
wedding rings, and a fake 
marriage certificate. 

Although many girls 
might not have let on that 
they were nervous, there 
were over 100 couples in at¬ 
tendance that evening. 

Hostess might have had 
the right idea when they 
decided to put Twinkies 
two to a package. 

I n front of "Rev." Garling, Q Rowing a wedding tradi- 
Daphne Ortiz, and Brian O tion, Chris Walkowaik car- 
Vance exchange “mar- ries Julie Borggren over the 

riage” vows. threshold. 

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Sadie Hawkins 

▼ ▼ 


was the theme for the 1990 Prom, but Prom- 
goers were forced to say goodbye to the green 
stuff if they wanted to have a good time. 

L adies found themselves fleeing to ev¬ 
ery mall, bridal, and specialty shop 
known to man on their mission to 
find the “perfect” Prom dress. Gents also 
found themselves tangled in tape measures, 
poked with pins, and busting a gut to get 
their tux to fit to a tee. Together, ladies and 
gents were found dishing the cold cash to 
merchants. But 
was all the money 
that went into 
planning, primp¬ 
ing, and perfect¬ 
ing for Prom 
worth it? Or is 
Prom just a mon¬ 
ey pit? 

“The lump sum 
of my life savings 
went into Prom 
and now it is 
over, ’’said junior 
Scott Mills who 
was filled with de¬ 
spair at the sight 
of an empty wal¬ 

Junior Jeff 
Cunningham was 
amazed at the ex¬ 
pense of Prom, but managed to keep from 
going broke with the help of his mom and 

“If I would have paid for everything, it 
wouldn’t have been worth it,” said Cun¬ 

Junior Holly Bright had a great time at 
Prom, but she also paid the price for it. 
“You can’t just buy a dress. There is so 

much more to get, like matching jewelry, 
shoes, and tanning bed appointments,” 
said Bright. 

Some prom-goers managed to save 
money by going in with others on the 

“We took a limo and it wasn’t too ex¬ 
pensive since we split the bill with two 
other couples,” said ju¬ 
nior Mark Wolgemuth. 

For other guests, cost 
made no difference. 

“Prom was so special 
and it didn’t matter 
how much anything 
cost,” said Kim McWil¬ 

Held at the Serbian 
Hall in Merrillville, the 
theme for the 1990 
Prom was “Never Say 
Goodbye.” The cost of 
the Prom ticket, pic¬ 
tures, and the day after 
Prom were all chances 
for the students to 
spend their money. 
Some chose to go to 
Great America and 
spend a fun-filled day 
riding rides. Others chose a quieter set¬ 
ting at Turkey Run, or at the zoo. Tickets 
for the amusement park averaged be¬ 
tween $20-25 per person. At Turkey Run, 
canoe rentals ended up costing about as 
much as Great America. But to the couple 
who wanted to have a good time, spending a 
healthy amount of money was necessary. 

A rms around one another, Rachel Hawkins 
and Stephanie Travis fast dance side by 






doing hobbies that they enjoyed. 

P ure enjoyment! 
That’s what 
hobbies are for. 
Anything that a person 
enjoys collecting or do¬ 
ing is considered a hob¬ 
by. From collecting 
baseball cards, coins, or 
stuffed animals to run¬ 
ning, working with com¬ 
puters, or being a bum 
can be a personal hobby. 

Although collecting 
items is a hobby, it can 
get very expensive. 
Stamps, coins, baseball 
cards, and comic books 
have become a big mar¬ 
ket. The prices of the va¬ 
luables that a person is 
collecting can go up or 
down, depending on the 
demand of the item. 

Collections do not nec¬ 
essarily have to be worth 
something in dollar 

amounts. They can be 
something personal or 
for rememberance. 
Many people collect 
more than one item. 
Collecting can be fun if 
you have enough space 
for storage. 

“I build and collect 
model cars and then 
display them on my 
shelves in my room,” 
said Randy Ruley. 

Any type of activity 
that is done mentally 
or physically is a hob¬ 
by. Playing sports or 
just watching can be 
entertaining to any¬ 
body. Playing chess or 
talking on the phone 
are hobbies too. 

j""} laying catch i 

j j oping to make it t 

"Field of Dreams," || the NHL, Jay Bibich 
Dale Smith attempts practices his slapshots 

to make a great play. during the off-season in his 


H aving the honor of oper¬ 
ating the camcorder for 
the evening, junior Mike 
Schmidt keeps a close eye on 
the machine and the choir con- 

S howing off his collection 
of model cars that he put 
together in his spare 
time, Randy Ruley repairs a 
sleek, '59 Chevy replica. 


Behind-the-scenes, the activity was some¬ 
times just as hectic as that on the stage, 
but the production was pulled off with 
assistance from the dedicated. 

A s the curtain 
went up on 
opening night 
of the fall show and the 
first cast members hit 
the stage, their lines of 
comedy drew audience 
attention and laughter. 
But, what about the 
people behind the 

The silent workers 
involved in the crews, 
the student directors, 
and the understudy 
roles were often not re¬ 
cognized or appreciated 
when, in actuality, they 
were the stability of 
the show. 

Understudies, cast to 

back the actors and ac¬ 
tresses in case of emer¬ 
gency, are a necessary in¬ 
surance for the director 
and cast. 

“It was an honor to be 
in the play,” said Rick 
Behrens. “But sometimes 
I didn’t feel I got all the 
recognition I should 

Perhaps one of the 
more visible, but unno¬ 
ticed jobs is that of the 
student director. 

“Sarah Goldman and 
Julie Borggren were very 
valuable because they of¬ 
fered another opinion and 
an extra pair of eyes,” 
said Ms. Engle, theatre 

During the show, Engle 
admitted that she some¬ 
times felt like a student, 
especially when she had 
to learn about the techni¬ 
cal side of the production. 

“I learned to appreciate 
the crew heads and real¬ 
ized their importance,” 
said Engle. 

The curtain went down 
closing night and the ac¬ 
tors were awarded with 
applause, but, for the be¬ 
hind-the-scenes worker, 
the production wasn’t 
complete. The dedicated 
remained longer to “strike 
the set” and put CUR¬ 
TAIN GOING UP! to rest 
just as they had kept it 
alive for eight weeks. 

C onfused, Laurie (S. 

Stinnett) listens as 
Aunt Kyle (J. Perigo) 
speaks of acting. 

A fter the production, 

Mr. Leveridge (K. 
Johnson) compliments 
Miss Burgess (M. Matury) 
on a fine job of directing. 

S quirming, Heather Da¬ 
vis laughs as Mrs. 
Capewell straightens her 


I> ■» 

Curtain Going Up 

Cast and crews of BYE-BYE, BIRDIE say 

to the production after hours of work 
both on stage and behind-the-scenes. 

T he crew members 
BIRDIE were the 
unsung heroes of this 
year’s musical. They put 
in almost as many hours 
as some cast members, 
but, unfortunately for 
them, they got less re¬ 
cognition than the cast 

“I did almost as much 
work on crews as when I 
was in the cast and I got 
almost no attention com¬ 
pared to when I was in 
the cast,” said one theater 

Set crew was the crew 
that carried on all of the 
props. Set crew members 
were running left and 
right trying to keep the 

Q uitting her job, Rosie (J. 
Johnson) sings that she is 
dissatisfied with her life 
at the ALMAELOU Music Cor¬ 

116 ^gpl Bye-Bye, Birdie 

props in order and be on 
stage at the right time. 

“It was more difficult 
than before because we 
had a lot of new fresh¬ 
men,” said set crew head, 
Krista Barta. 

There was a crew to set 
up and run the light and 
sound equipment, plus a 
crew to put make-up on 
the actors. 

Since the costume crew 
had the least members, 
and one of the larger jobs 
to accomplish, it appeared 
to be one of the hardest 
working crews. 

“It was challenging be¬ 
cause there were not 
many people on the 
crew,” said costume 
crew head, JoEllen 


Backstage was a 
place to work for the 
actors also. They had 
to create tremendous 
amounts of energy to 
help develop a charac¬ 

“It (being backstage) 
was one of the most in¬ 
tense moments that I 
have ever experienced, 
and it was fun too,” 
said Tony Gorball who 
played Mr. MacAffee 
in the play. 

Excellent on-stage 
performances were the 
result of continuous 
hard work and dedica¬ 
tion shown backstage 
by the cast and crews 


A pplying make-up to 

darken Tim Arlet’s com- 
■ plexion, Bunny LaBuda 
takes great care to not get any 
on his costume. 

T he operator tells Kim 

McAffee (B. Mancilla) 
that Conrad Birdie is try¬ 
ing to get through to her while 
Mr. MacAffee (T. Gorball) reads 
his morning paper. 

> >" 

Bye Bye Birdie 

W ashing off tables, Kelly 
Henderson gets ready for the 
Blood Drive. 

G etting ready to give blood, 
junior Chadd Arthur pre¬ 
pares himself for the needle. 

F illing out forms was a 
requirement for all peo¬ 
ple donating blood. 


Blood Drive 

Sticks and stones may break bones, but 


hurt even worse. Despite anxieties, 
students, community still donated units. 

by Kristen Nemeth 

VV I ’m scared!” 

“I don’t want to 
| do it!” 

“I’m afraid of needles!” 

These were all excuses 
heard when it was time for 
the Student Council annual 
Blood Drive on January 12. 

Needles and the sanitary 
crispness of nurses uni¬ 
forms is enough to scare 

“The stench of the yel¬ 
low liquid they put on my 
arm was awful, but when I 
saw the blood flowing 
through the tube I almost 
passed out,” said Patti 

W aiting to give blood, Dr. 
Luekens and a group smile 

Blood Drive jp> H9 


Even with many nervous 
people, 135 units of blood 
were collected from stu¬ 
dents, parents, and mem¬ 
bers of the community. 

“I was really happy with 
the turnout. I hope we can 
keep up the good work in 
the future,” said Melanie 
Bielefeld, a junior who or¬ 
ganized the Blood Drive, 
and pushed for donations. 

Although a fear of nee¬ 
dles is common for a lot of 
people, a soothing voice 
from a nurse or friend was 
there to help. 

Dear Student, 

TCease don't drinf^ and drive, 
from a concerned community 


in memory of Maria Hertleib & Tracy Campbell 


Lowell Cleaners & Laundry 
Country Boutique Too 
Adam's Amoco 

Midtown True Value, Hardware & Garden Center 
Charles E. Van Nada 
Cost & Plus Jewelers 
Dr. Donald W. Pulver D.P.S. 

The Bochart Family 
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Are we protected bv% ConMln? 

Virgil Bradley 

Mr. Johnson watches a fight. In case you're wondering, the photographer did get hit. 

"I want my life 
story in there." 

Shawn Sylvie 

Shawn Sylvie 

Shawn Christopher Sylvie was bom on January 16,1973 at 7:58 pm in St. 
Margaret's Hospital in Hammond, Indiana. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. 

His sister, Coirine, is 28 years old and is married to Jay Hollar. They have 
two kids, Tara, 9, and Tyler, 21 months, and they own a dog grooming shop in 
Merrillville called "Canine Clipper." 

Shawn's brother, Cordell (II), is 23 years old and lives in an apartment in 
Crown Point. He works as a carpenter. 

His mother, Sharon Sylvie, moved to Cedar Lake from Pennsylvania when 
she was 12 years old. In 1955, she graduated from Crown Point High School 
and is now employed as a medical receptionist for Dr. John Kencos. 

Shawn's dad, who passed away in May, was bom in Chicago and moved to 
Cedar Lake with his family when he was 6 months old. He also attended Crown 
Point, but at the age of 17, he went into the Marines and served his country for 
4 years. After that, he drove a semi-truck until his retirement in 1978. 

Shawn's best friend is Andy Tucker, a student and football player at Crown 
Point who used to go to Lowell. 

When asked if he hated any of his teachers, Shawn replied, "I really can't 
say that I hated a teacher, but I can say I disliked a teacher." 

When asked if he liked any of his teachers, Shawn replied, "This will be 
easy! Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Womhoff. They were just great." 

Shawn said his worst time was at a sports banquet when he said he didn't get 
the recognition he deserved. 

"They only gave me Honorable Mention All-Conference," he said. 

His best time was also at the same banquet. 

"I got my award for All-State." 

Shawn will graduate in June 1991. 

122 <| 

Mini-Mag Divider 

A fter an early morning workout, some of the cheerleaders 
take a refreshing shower to cool off before they begin 
their long day at school. 

I would want 
a picture of 
some naked 

Mike Flatt 

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Some think flag-burning is death to American pride. 

Many students at LHS have 
mixed feelings about the flag 
burning issue. 

“People should not be able to 
burn our flag,” said junior Jacki 
Palmer who believes that we 
should respect the flag as a sym¬ 
bol of our country. 

Junior Joel Sankowski agrees 
that disrespect for the flag shows 
a lack of faith in our country. 

On a different note, sophomore 
Mark Gronkiewicz believes that 

therefore, we deserve the right to 
our freedom,” said McWilliams. 

Others felt that flag burning 
was neither right nor wrong. 

Sophomore Bob Barrier com¬ 
mented, “I think it depends on 
the situation.” 

Throughout history the flag has 

T o test their freedom of speech, 
these people pull down the flag be¬ 
fore burning it. While it makes 
news, the constitutionality of the act has 
still to be decided by the courts. 

Americans have the rights of the 
country that they were born in. 

“It is the right of freedom of 
expression,” commented Gro- 
kiewicz. Junior Kim McWilliams 
doesn’t agree with burning our 
flag for just any reason; however, 
if Americans desire to burn or 
destroy the flag, it is within their 
constitutional rights to do so. 

“We fought for our freedom; 

always been looked upon as a 
symbol of patriotism and free¬ 
dom. Whether you believe in flag 
burning or not, the flag represents 
a country that allows its people to 
express themselves under the con¬ 
stitution. Therefore, it is very dif¬ 
ficult for the government to make 
a decision that protects our con¬ 
stitutional rights while still pro¬ 
tecting the flag. 



Lll . . . ... 

Americans ”bumed-up" over the issue 

Last year there was an outcry from 
Americans when an art student allowed 
an American flag to be placed on the 
floor and walked upon. Should the go¬ 
vernment have the power to punish 
any type of disrespect to the flag in¬ 
cluding burning it? 

In the past 20 years, many flag des¬ 
ecration cases have been decided by 
the Supreme Court. All convictions 
have been overturned and have had 
narrow rulings. 

Some people feel that flag burning is 
a form of speech. Freedom of speech is 
a right protected by the First Amend¬ 
ment. Yet, in many cases, flag burning 
has been noted for being the cause of 
riots and violence. 

Because of this controversy, the issue 
of allowing flag burning or any other 
disrespect to the flag, is still undecided. 

E ven on the moon, the flag stands as a 
symbol of American freedom and pride. 
On earth, the symbol has become an issue 
of controversy between those who wish to burn it 
and those who wish to honor it. 


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East Germans can travel freely between the East and West. 

For 28 years, the Berlin Wall 
stood as a 28-mile long symbol of 
the division between Europe and 
East Germany. For over a genera¬ 
tion, it had served its purpose 
well—to divide families and ideo¬ 

On November 9, 1989, the wall 
came down and East Germans 
overflowed the holes in the wall to 
taste the freedom they had only 
whispered about before. 

As East Germans freely trav¬ 
eled back and forth between their 
homes and the new world of West 
Germany, they also prepared for 
unification of their homeland and 
free elections. What lay ahead for 
Germany, Gorbachev and other 
Communist countries could only 
be guessed at as other “walls” be¬ 
gan to fall. 


It has been five years since Gorbachev has been in 
office in the Soviet Union, and the changes he has 
brought forth have been like no other in Soviet his¬ 
tory. He has allowed the people to vote, speak their 
mind on government matters in public, and he has 
ushered in Western businesses as a way of introduc¬ 
ing the Russian people to other cultures. 

But with all this good also comes the bad. And it 
seems Gorbachev might be in over his head with his 
new ways of administering Communism. By letting 
the various Republics have freedom of speech, Gor¬ 
bachev has opened the door to these countries to 
turning their backs on the communist way of life 
and adopting more Western ways. For example, even 
though the Kremlin has said “nyet”, Lithuania has 
declared itself a free country. 

Despite all this talk of and action toward freedom, 
the Soviet economy has not improved under Gorba¬ 
chev. Long lines for the bare necessities still exist. 

Nevertheless, Gorbachev’s attempts to free his 
people have won the hearts of many in the world. 
But will heart-winning help the Soviets who still are 
a long way from the freedom of their Western coun¬ 


A s the southern republics are start¬ 
ing to pull away from the power of 
the Kremlin, Gorbachev has a con¬ 
cerned look during a session of the Con¬ 
gress of People’s Deputies. Photo by No- 

C oming through to freedom, the 
East Germans are looking for hope 
and promise on the other side of 
the Berlin Wall. Photo by Patrice Ha- 
bans-SYGMA for USN&WR. 





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for Blacks with Mandella release and for Nicaragua with Chamorro win. 

Hero. Unifier. Healer. Savior. Could one man, let 
alone one who has been cut off from the flow of dai¬ 
ly life for 27 years, live up to such expectations? The 
man who black South Africa is looking at to fill up 
this tall order is Nelson Mandela. 

Twenty-seven years ago, Mandela was jailed for 
life because of promoting violence to better the way 
for blacks. Thanks to the cry of the South African 
people, Mandela was freed from prison. Mandela 
asked President DeKlerk to reinstate all politically 
banned groups, free all political prisoners, and have 
the state of emergency lifted. 

Since Mandela’s February release, the blacks are 
looking to him to give them an end to apartheid. 
The end at this time is not near, but some changes 
are starting to come. But the true question is: Can 
one man make all these changes come as fast as the 
people want them? Only time will tell. 

M aking first page news around the world, Mandela was 
welcomed home by his supporters in his home town of 
Soweto. Photo by Wojazer-Rruter. 

When former president Jim¬ 
my Carter endorsed Sandinista 
Daniel Ortega, he didn’t plan 
on having a republican come in 
and back the Sandistian oppo¬ 
sition. When Ronald Reagan 
took office, he backed the Con¬ 
tras. By backing the Contras, 
the Reagan administration got 
caught in the Iran/Contra af¬ 

Now with another Republi¬ 
can in the White House, the 

Contras and free elections were 
backed by the U.S. The candi¬ 
date chosen by the Contras was 
Violeta Chamorro. She was the 
editor of one of the major new¬ 
spapers in Nicaragua and had 
absolutely no political experi¬ 

Ortega’s main opposition 
came from UNO (National Op¬ 
position Union) which was a 
coalition of 14 different parties. 
During the campaign, UNO 

gained great momentum and 
drew huge crowds, despite the 
fact that there was a battle go¬ 
ing on within the ranks because 
of membership ranging from 
conservatives to Communists. 

Even though Ortega predict¬ 
ed that he would gain 60 to 70 
percent of the popular vote, 
Chamorro won the election, 
and, in a sense, the U.S. won 


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What's COOL! 





1. Paula Abdul 

2. The Cure 

3. Bad English 

4. New Kids 

5. Eazy E (rap) 

6. Janet Jackson 

7. Ministry 

8. NWA 

9. The B-52's 

10. Milli Vanilli 

1. IOU Fashions 

2. Rolled-up jeans 

3. GUESS jeans 

4. Shoes w/o socks 

5. Vests 

6. Air Jordans 

7. Cut-off sweats 

8. Bugel Boy jeans 

9. Boxer shorts 

10. Paisley 

1. Rainman 

2. Look Who's Talking 

3. Uncle Buck 

4. War of the Roses 

5. Roadhouse 

6. Always 

7. Batman 

8. Last Crusade 

9. Dead Poets' Society 

10. Beaches 

1. The Simpsons 

2. Married w/ Children 

3. Doogie Howser 

4. Growing Pains 

5. Wonder Years 

6. Roseanne 

7. Young Riders 

8. L.A. Law 

9. Life Goes On 

10. America's Most 

or how long will it be in? 
pb Sporting the newest in 

1 hair fashions were Chad 

Edmonds, Ken Metz and Steve 

What's CO Ll> 1 

What's in and what's out in fads and fashions. 

What was in and what 
went out in 1989 and 

Thump! Bam! Bang! 
Batman crashed his way 
into box-offices every¬ 
where, this summer. Bat¬ 
man T-Shirts, and novelty 
items were not hard to 

“Batman’s car was the 
coolest,” said Tina Kle- 


Rap music became po¬ 
pular, along with the all 
teenage group, New Kids 
On the Block. 

Fox television aired the 
“Simpsons”, a cartoon 
which is followed on Sun¬ 
day evenings, by another 
popular show “Married 
With Children”. 

Popular dress items 

were rolled-up jeans, and 
shoes without socks. 

As Rap music made its 
popularity known, Heavy 
Metal went out. Michael 
Jackson went out when 
his sister Janet became 

Last year’s craze, wear¬ 
ing socks over jeans, was 
replaced with loafers with 
curly laces. 

“Who’s the Boss,” and 
“Moonlighting” both went 
out. Bermuda shorts were 
replaced with cut-off 
sweats, and jean shorts. 

Mike Tyson went out 
when he was knocked out. 

Finally the ’80s went 
out when the ’90s came 

W ill the ’90s bring back | | igh on everyone's 

any of these fashions of l“H Christmas gift list was a 
the past thirty years? Only 1 ■signature anything — 
women can dictate that. jeans, sweatshirt or purse. Senior 

Rodney Hatch is right in style 
with his shirt. 


With his unpredictable 


"Buster” Douglas captured the title. 

Tokyo, Japan was the happening place to be in the world on 
the evening of February 17, 1990. Boxing’s Heavyweight Champi¬ 
on, Mike Tyson, was to square off in a title defense against a no¬ 
name contender out of Columbus, Ohio named James “Buster” 
Douglas in the newly built Tokyodome. The odds of a Tyson 
knockout were so high that bookies in Las Vegas and Atlantic 
City did not take bets. Tyson’s 33-0, 29 KO record was to be too 
much for Buster. 

The world woke up that next morning shocked after learning 
that the no-name Douglas had knocked out the champ in the 
tenth round. After a hard-fought battle, Buster Douglas threw a 
hard left in the tenth round that sent Tyson to the mat for the 
ten count. Earlier in the bout, Tyson had put down Douglas in 
the eighth round but got up at the nine count. Controversy hit 
after the match. Tyson, along with his promoter, Don King, com¬ 
plained that the referee took too long to count after Douglas went 
down in the eighth. Nevertheless, the WBA and WBC granted 
James “Buster” Douglas the title. The Mike Tyson/James “Bust¬ 
er” Douglas match was said to be the biggest upset in boxing his¬ 

A strong left by Douglas sent former 
champ Tyson to dreamland. Photo by 
Kyodo News Service 

WE THREE (Lake County) KINGS 

Three LHS hockey players take their talent to the ice. 

The NHL’s Los Angeles Kings have 
some of the best hockey talent around 
like Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robatille, 
but the Lake County Kings have three of 
the best hockey players in Lowell. After 
many summer tryouts, Jay Bibich, Don 
May, and Phil Cromer were selected to 
play for the newly organized team. Along 
with players throughout Lake County, 
these Lowell players traveled throughout 
the state to play other organized teams in 
their division. They also competed in a 
tournament in River Falls, Wisconsin and 
took second place, losing only to a team 
from California. In February, the Kings 
participated in the state tournament at 
the Pan-Am Ice Arena in Indianapolis 
and took third place in Division One. 
Lowell’s Jay Bibich was selected to repre¬ 
sent the Kings in the Michiana All-Star 
Game. Don May and Phil Cromer also 
contributed to the team with May having 
seven goals and Cromer putting in four. 

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clinched the Division title for the Cubs. 

Wrigley Field was a hot spot during the sum¬ 
mer of ’89. The Cubs finished off the season by 
clinching the N.L. Eastern Division. Newly-ac¬ 
tivated manager, Don Zimmer, put his head to 
use by starting rookie, Jerome Walton, who 
ended the year by winning “Rookie of the 
Year” honors. Players such as Andre Dawson, 
Mark Grace, and Ryne Sandberg helped the 
team with impressive offensive and defensive 
numbers. Hitting wasn’t the Cubs only strong 
spot. They developed an excellent starting ro¬ 
tation and bullpen. Mike Bielecki won 20 
games and Rick Sutcliffe won 16. “Wild 
Thing” Mitch Williams grabbed 33 saves for 
the Cubs as well. 

After clinching the division in Montreal, the 
Cubs traveled back to Wrigley to meet the N.L. 
West Champion, San Francisco Giants. Unfor¬ 
tunately, the Giants had too much hitting and 
ended the Cubs season in the play-offs but the 
“Boys of Zimmer” made the summer exciting. 

B all State’8 Chandler Thompson tries to keep the 
rally going against UNLV, but it wasn’t enough. 
The Cardinals lost 69-67. Photo by AP 

Ball State 


"fly" past IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame. 

IU. Purdue. Notre Dame. Ball State. Ball State? Yes, 
Ball State. The Ball State Cardinals came a long way to 
make it to the NCAA final 16. The image of the team and 
the school is turning around from its reputation as a 
small-town teachers’ school and being looked at with re¬ 
spect by big-name colleges. 

While the image change may last for a long time, the 
string of victories did not for Ball State. They finally 
went down in defeat to UNLV, 69-67. But not before they 
earned the honor of being the only Indiana school still 
left in the tournament after IU and Purdue lost. 

Chandler Thompson helped Ball State get within the 
final margin with a lay-up with 20 seconds left in the 
game. But his 21 points were not enough since Ball State 
shot only 29 percent while UNLV shot 42 percent. 

Fans in Muncie enjoyed the wins while they lasted; 
however, some of the “celebrating” got out of hand. Stop 
lights in the Village were cut as fans climbed the poles. 
They were replaced, but knocked down again. Authorities 
gave up and put up a four-way stop sign. But it still 
didn’t stop the pride Cardinals fans felt for their school. 


► 137 

Bedrock gets shot at 

range by the camera. "Fred" and "Wilma" are more 
than cartoon characters to LHS—they are LHS. 

n i ook right here, Robin 
I Hood,” said the voice of 
Ua the underclassmen pho¬ 
tographer, Mr. Bruce Penrod. 
“Smile pretty for the camera, Cin¬ 

Remember the scene? Every 
year on picture day, the same 
question is echoed throughout the 
halls of LHS: “What did he call 

Though his name isn’t known 
by many, Mr. Penrod is etched in 
the memories of students for the 
witty (?) phrases he conjured up 
to make picture day less traumat¬ 
ic for “Wilma” or “Fred” who 

H is door is open and he's conduct¬ 
ing business, but there’s more to 
being the principal that pictures 
don’t reveal. 

T he camera doesn’t always 
show the true story. It doesn’t 
show that sophomore Denny 
Cripe has another life outside of the 
classroom here as he leaves an after¬ 
school athletic practice. 

hated the idea of being shot 
point-blank by a camera. 

To Mr. Penrod, “Wilma” or 
“Fred” was like any other Wilma 
and Fred he had photographed. It 
would have been impossible for 
him to recognize any face. (“Hey, 
do you remember me? You called 
me Darth Vader when I was in 
third grade.”) 

But even the Flintstones have 
lives. They aren’t just faces. Fred 
bowls with Barney, just like LHS 
guys get together to play a game 
of hoops. Wilma and Betty trade 
secrets over the telephone about 
hair, nails, and boyfriends. The 

Stone Age couple went out for a 
night on the town of Bedrock. We 
had Merrillville and Chicago. Did 
times change? 

“You can’t judge a book by its 
cover,” the worn-out adage goes. 
Just so, more existed in the lives 
of the students on the following 
pages that was not viewed simply 
by flipping through the pages of 
the Album section. 

But for Mr. Penrod, who me¬ 
thodically says, “Sign your name 
and package on the sheet of pa¬ 
per,” after each point-blank shot, 
Wilma and Fred were off again— 
to live their lives for another year. 


Album Divider 

Beth Ann Anderson— Girls’ 
Basketball, 9-12; Girls’ Track, 9- 
12; L Club, 9-12; French Club, 9- 
12; FEA, 12; Kevin Anderson; 
Joan Austgen; William 
Backe; David Bafia 

Marie Bailey— Academic De¬ 
cathlon, 12; BPA, 12; Sunshine 
Club 12; DATA, 12; Mark 
Barnhart; Cynthia Bat- 
cheller; Andrew Becker; 
Jennifer Beckrich 

Laura Benavides; Joseph 
Berkshire; Joseph Biele¬ 
feld; Stephanie Bilderback; 
Deborah Jean Boer— Girls’ 
Cross Country, 10-11; JV Soft- 
ball, 10; Varsity Softball, 11-12; 
FEA, 9-10,12; BPA, 11-12, Presi¬ 
dent, 12; Spanish Club, 12 

Jennifer Lynn Bottiger— 

National Honor Society, 11-12; 
Theatre Arts, 9-12; Thespians, 
9-12; Spanish Club, 10-12; 
Band, 9; Football Manager, 9; 
FEA, 10-12; Aaron 
Brownewell; Chris Buchan¬ 
an; Richard Bunce; Daniel 

Ericka Burt; Carolyn 
Cade— Band, 9-12; Jazz Band; 
9-12; Theatre Arts, 9-12; Or¬ 
chestra, 9-12; National Honor 
Society, 11-12; Swing Choir, 10- 
12; Band, 10-12; Michael Call; 
Dana Campbell; Tracy 

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As seniors, how did you 
feel about being in an 
assigned study hall? 

“I think it’s a terri¬ 
ble rule! We have 
earned the freedom 
over the course of 
the last three 

Nina Kretz 

“It’s just like being 
a freshman all over 

Paula Kooistra 

“It should go back 
to the way it was. 
We should be able 
to go anywhere.” 
Karen Vidler 

“I think my time 
would be used 
more productively 
by playing hackey- 
sack in the Multi- 
Room. At least in 
there I’m actually 
doing something.” 

David Virijevich 

Craig Carey; Stacy L. Carl¬ 
son— French Club, 9; Brian 

Kelly Chapman; Delana 
Shancell Chavez— Pom Pons, 

10- 12, Captain, 10, Co-Captain, 

11- 12; Spanish Club, 10-12, Sec¬ 
retary, 12; Theatre Arts, 9-10; 
Scott Clemans 

Jeffrey Clinton; Candice 
Cole —Concert Choir, 9; A Cap- 
pella Choir, 10-12; Theatre Arts, 
9-10; Spanish Club, 9-10,12; 
BPA, 12; Kerrie Cole 

Lyerla Cox; Mathew 
Cramer; Carl Cullins 

Dena Dahl; Heather Renee 
Davis— National Honor So¬ 
ciety, 11-12; Theatre Arts, 9-12; 
Thespians, 9-12; Pom Pons, 11; 
Spanish Club, 9-12; Costa Rican 
Exchange, 10-11; Robin De- 

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S eniors began to congregate before 
homeroom to protest Neil Ohlendorf’s 
suspension. The group later moved 
their displeasure upstairs. 


V alentine’s Day should be a 
day for hearts and 
flowers, but the senior 
class turned it into a day of pro¬ 
test and tardies. 

On February 14, seniors and 
other students began congregating 
before homeroom in the Devils’ 
Commons to protest the suspen¬ 
sion of fellow senior, Neil Ohlen- 
dorf, from all extra-curricular ac¬ 
tivities. Because he was caught 
with a copy of the underground 
newspaper, “The Word on the 
Street”, and refused to identify 
its publishers, he received the 

By 8:15 A.M., the group had be- 

Students stage sit-in 
to argue suspension. 

gun to move itself upstairs to the 
administration offices. 

While many in the group had 
no idea what they were protesting 
and had simply joined the band¬ 
wagon, a few of Ohlendorf’s sup¬ 
porters asked for and got a meet¬ 
ing with Luekens. 

“Neil’s friends helped him set 
goals, and they are helping him 
work towards these goals,” said 

Meanwhile, for Ohlendorf, the 
suspension meant missing basket¬ 
ball Sectionals and play auditions. 
But the extra time, plus duty in 
ISS, gave him a chance to concen¬ 
trate on his classwork. 

Karen M. Devault— French 
Club, 9-11, Vice President, 11; 
Theatre Arts, 9-10; Swimming, 9; 

David Dillon; Ilija Dobrijevich 

Susan Michelle Dohner— Vol¬ 
leyball, 9-11; Girls’ Basketball, 9- 
10; Cheerleader, 11; Girls’ Track, 
12; Eric T. Dorris— Golf, 9-10,12; 
Amy A. Echterling —Spanish 
Club, 10-12; Pom Pons, 11; Theatre 
Arts, 9-11 

Cary S. Elklins— A Cappella 
Choir, 9-12; Spanish Club, 11-12; 
Theatre Arts, 9-12; Thespians, 11- 
12; FEA 12; Academic Decathlon, 
11-12; National Honor Society, 11- 
12; Adam Lee Ewert; Patrick J. 
Fabish— Football, 12; Track, 11- 
12; FFA, 9-12 


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Robert Feddler; Ginger M. 
Fioretti— Girls’ Swimming, 12; 
Boys' Swimming Manager, 12; 
Spanish Club, 11-12; BP A, 11- 
12; Dan Fitzsimons— Techni¬ 
cal Ed. Council; Michael 
Flatt; Keith Foor— VICA, 11- 
12 ; 

Gregory Ford; Sven Forsth- 
ovel— Pep Club, 12; Eric 
Frahm —Football, 9-12, Varsity 
10-12, Second Team All Confer¬ 
ence, 12; L Club 10-12; Steven 
W. Freeman; Amy Marie 
French— BP A, 11-12; Powder 
Puff, 9-12 

Chris Gentz; Marcia Jo 
Gerner —BPA, 10-12; Spanish 
Club, 11-12; Theatre Arts, 10; 
Powder Puff, 10-12; Leroy 
Gottschalk; Gary Green; 
Amy Hall 

Micky Hammersley; Ti¬ 
mothy Harwell; Rodney 
Hatch; Judi Haven; Rachael 
Elaina Ha wkins — Young 
Woman of the Year, 12; Theatre 
Arts, 9-12; Spanish Club, 12; 
Band, 9 

Marcus Hayden; Matthew 
Hayden; Keith Hefner; Jen¬ 
nifer K. Heniff— Girls’ Swim¬ 
ming, 9-12, Captain, 12; Boys’ 
Swimming Manager, 9-12; 
Young Woman of the Year, 12; 
NHS, 11-12; Theatre Arts, 9-12; 
French Club, 9-11; L Club, 10- 
12; Peggy Henig 

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"How have you changed since 
you were a freshmen?" 

“I’m more sure of 

Brandi Nemeth 

“I’m not shy any¬ 

Cary Elkins 

“I’ve started to 
grow. I’m at the 5’ 

Jamie Morris 

“When I was a 
freshman, I used to 
think the guys in 
my class were nice. 
Ha! Ha!” 

Beth Anderson 

Lisa K. Henke — National 
Honor Society, 11-12; Choir, 9- 
10; Spanish Club, 12; Young 
Woman of the Year, 12; Maria 
Hertzlieb; Joseph Patrick 
Hine— Band, 9-12; Jazz Band, 
9-10; BYE BYE BIRDIE, 12 

Eric Hollister; Jason Hol¬ 
man; Michael T. Hudak— 

Tech. Ed. Representative, 12; 
VICA, 12; Choir, 9-10 

Anita Hutchinson— BP A, 11- 
12; Sunshine Club, 12; Powder 
Puff, 10; Charles W. Ish- 
mael— Football, 10; Cross 
Country, 10; Jennifer Jacobs 

Paul Jillson; Kurt John¬ 
son— Drum Major, 11-12; 
Theatre Arts, 9-12; Thespians, 
10-12; Swing Choir, 11; Boys’ 
Swimming, 9-12; National Hon¬ 
or Society, 11-12, Vice Presi¬ 
dent, 12; John A. Jonaitis, //- 
ROTC, 9-10; Tech. Ed., 12 

Vicki Jones, Michael A. Jo- 
seforsky— Baseball, 9-12; 
Basketball, 9-12; Football, 9-12; 
Wendy Ellen Joyce—Theatre 
Arts, 9-11; Thespians, 9-12; A 
Cappella Choir, 9-12; 

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The song advises to 


but by the end of their year-long stay in 

Lowell, Swedish kids missed home, friends. 

D uring his stay in America, Sven Forst- 
hovel met many new people and experi¬ 
enced a taste of a different culture. 

A fter spending a year at¬ 
tending LHS, the three ex¬ 
change students, Peter 
Nilsson, Sven Forsthovel, and 
Maike Stokman, got to have a 
taste of America. 

They all agreed with Nilsson. 
“America is so much larger than 
Sweden, but Lowell is a lot 
smaller than we expected. Lowell 
seems like the typical American 

While learning within the walls 
of LHS, they had a chance to 
form many impressions about the 

school. Compared to their home 
countries, the school day was a lot 
longer. They also noticed that 
teacher-student relationships were 
different in America. 

“In Germany, the teacher is 
more like a friend than a teach¬ 
er,” said Sven. 

Although they enjoyed their 
stay, by the end of the year they 
were ready to return home. 

“The people here are really 
nice, but I miss my friends at 
home, said Stokman. 

Amy Kaiser; Dawn Kar- 
sten— Tennis, 11-12; Powder 
Puff, 11; Girls’ Basketball, 11; 
Softball, 11; Robert G. Ken¬ 
ney —Tech Ed. Council, 9, 12 

Ron Kessel— Baseball, 9-12, 
Varsity, 11-12; Wrestling, 9; L- 
Club, 12; Niclole R. 
Knoerzer— NHS, 11-12; Girls’ 
Tennis, 11-12; L-Club, 11-12; 
Academic Decathlon, 12; Pow¬ 
der Puff, 10; Dora J. 
Koepke— Band, 9-12; Pit 
Band, 9; Sunshine Club, 9-12; 
President, 12; Track, 12; BPA, 
12; DATA, 12 

Paula Diane Kooistra— Ten¬ 
nis, 9-12; L-Club, 10-12; French 
Club, 9-11; Theatre Arts, 9-12; 
Nina Kretz; John M. Ku- 
beck, II —Tech. Ed. Council, 9- 
10, 12; FEA, 9; Rocket Club, 9- 


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Kimberly Kyle— Girls’ Bask¬ 
etball, 9-12; Track, 10-12; L- 
Club, 11-12, Vice President, 12; 
Curt Lappie— Boys’ Basket¬ 
ball, 9; Tim Leininger; Jer¬ 
emy Lemp; Allen Lewis 

Cathie Jo Lindahl —Varsity 
Gymnastics, 9-12, Captain, 12; 
Volleyball, 9-12; L-Club, 10-12; 
Mark Lindemer; Marcia 
Elaine Love— DARE, 12; OEA, 
12; BPA, 11-12; Powder Puff, 12; 
DATA, 12; Young Woman of the 
Year, 12; Mindy Mader— Stu¬ 
dent Council, 9-12; Girls’ tennis, 
11-12; Thespians, 10-12; French 
Club, 9-11; Christopher S. 
Manning— L-Club, 10-12; Boys’ 
Golf, 9-12, Varsity, 10-12; Foot¬ 
ball, 9-12, Varsity, 12; Wres¬ 
tling, 9-11, Varsity, 10-11 

Guy Marsh; Jennifer Max¬ 
well— JV Softball, 11; Girls’ 
Swimming, 12; BPA, 12; Jacki 
S. May— Freshman, Varsity 
Cheerleader, Captain, JV; Gym¬ 
nastics, 9-12; Swimming, 12; L- 
Club, 10-12; Student Council, 9; 
FEA; Laura McDonald— Pom 
Pons, 11; French Club, 9-12; 
Powder Puff, 9-10, 12; Theatre 
Arts, 9-10; Amy E. McNeill- 
Varsity Basketball, 9-12, Cap¬ 
tain 12; Varsity Track, 9-12; 
Homecoming Court, 11; Home¬ 
coming Queen, 12; L-Club, 10- 
12; French Club, 9; BPA, 12; 
Spanish Club, 12; Home Ec 
Club, 11 

Sean McNorton; Edward M. 
Metz; Erica Lynn Miller— 

Powder Puff, 9; French Club, 9; 
Theatre Arts, 10-12; Thespians, 

12; Denise Mitchell; Anth¬ 
ony Molden 

Jamie Alison Morris— Girls’ 
Tennis, 11-12; NHS, 11-12, Se¬ 
cretary /Treasurer, 12; Theatre 
Arts, 11; Thespians, 12; Aca¬ 
demic Decathlon, 12; Brandi 
Lee Nemeth— Thespians, 10- 
12; Theatre Arts, 9-12; Swing 
Choir, 12; Spanish Club, 10-12; 
Peter Nilsson— Football, 12; 
Track, 12; Andrew Noman- 
son— FEA, 11-12; Jennifer 
Lorraine Noyes— Sunshine 
Club, 9-12; Band, 9-11; Track, 9; 
Theatre Arts, 9-11; FUNNY 

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"What is your favorite high 
school memory?" 

“Winning Wres¬ 
tling Sectionals.” 

Mike Lee 

“Going to Wash¬ 
ington, DC with 

Brian Castle 

O i 

“Being with my 

Pat Fabish 

“Knowing that 
there was always 
someone there for 
me to talk to.” 

Char Savich 

Donna Elaine Ojeda— Gy- 

manstics, 9-12; Girls' Swim¬ 
ming, 11; Cheerleader, 9,12; L 
Club, 10-12; Daphne Ortiz— 
Student Council, 9-12; Volley¬ 
ball, 9-12; Gymnastics, 9-10; 
Softball, 9-11; FEA, 9-12, Presi¬ 
dent, 11-12; L Club, 10-12; Ken 
Parker— Wrestling, 9-11; Foot¬ 
ball, 9,11 

Dennis Patz; Rennie Pavich; 
Julie Perigo 

Jennifer Lee Perkins— 

Spanish Club, 10-12; BPA, 12; 
FEA, 12; Darren Mark 
Pflughoeft —Jazz Band, 10-12; 
Pit Band, 10-12; Swing Choir 
Band, 11-12; Boys’ Tennis, 11- 
12; Concert Band, 9-12; Basket¬ 
ball, 9; Track, 9; Chad Pinne- 
gar— Football, 9-10; Tech. Ed., 
9-12; FFA, 9-10 

Lynn M. Poppe— Concert 
Band, 9-12; Pep Band, 9-12; 
Marching Band, 9-12; Academic 
Decathlon, Thespians, 11-12; 
FEA, 12; Jason Powers; Tra¬ 
cy Anne Powers— Theatre 
Arts, 9-12; Thespians, 10-12, Of¬ 
ficer, 12; Pom Pons, 11-12; 
Spanish Club, 10-12, Vice Presi¬ 
dent, 12; NHS, 11-12 

Phillip C. Purkey— Baseball, 
9; JV Baseball, 10-11; FFA, 9- 
12, Treasurer, 10; BPA, 12; A 
Capella Choir, 9-10; Mary S. 
Rabe— Sunshine Club, 9-12; 
BPA, 10-12; Home Ec. Club 11- 
12; Theatre Arts, 9; Student As¬ 
sistant, 12; Christine R. Rad- 
nick— Vocal Ensemble, 9; 
Concert Choir, 10-12; Sunshine 
Club, 9-12; BPA, 11-12; ROTC, 
9-10; Student Assistant 

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Seniors tell what they would have changed if they could 


You’re a senior; you’ve sent in 
your college application, and they 
find out that you were a disrup¬ 
tive student with below average 
grades. They don’t accept you. 
This is the case for some seniors 
who wish they could go back and 
change their past. 

One senior joined a Satanic cult 
his freshman year, but to him, it 
was just a phase. 

“It (worshipping the devil) was 
a sick and demented habit,” said 
the 18 -year-old. 

Drugs are another thing seniors 
now think they would have been 
better off without. 

“It made me feel good and my 
friends were doing it,” said one 

You’ve sent in your college ap¬ 
plication, and you have a good re¬ 
cord with excellent grades. You 
feel proud and confident. They 
accept you. This could be the case 
if you think about the future, and 
make your decisions wisely. 

Michael J. Rae; Theresa 
Louise Reeder —Theatre Arts, 
9-12; Thespians, 9-12, Presi¬ 
dent, 12; Swing Choir, 10-12; 
FFA, 10-12, Secretary, 11-12; 
Lori L. Replin— Varsity Vol¬ 
leyball, 11-12; Varsity Softball, 
12; JV Volleyball, 10; JV Soft- 
ball, 10-11; BP A, 12, Vice Presi¬ 
dent, 12; FEA, 9-10, 12 

Leonard Retske; Trish 
Reuze— Volleyball, 9-12; Stu¬ 
dent Council Representative, 
10-11, L-Club, 11-12; Jennifer 

Jennifer L. Richardson— 

Football Manager, 9; Sunshine 
Club, 9; Amy Ripley; Thomas 


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Thomas Rosinko; Benjamin 
R. Rouse— Student Council, 9- 
12, Vice President, 12; Darren 
Ruley; Greg Russel; Jenni¬ 
fer A. Russell —Theatre Arts, 
9-12; French Club, 9-12; JV 
Softball, 10; Thespians, 10-12- 
NHS, 11-12. 

Eric Rust, Charlotte Maur- 
ine Savich— DATA Officer, 12; 
National Red Ribbon Student 
Representative; Theatre Arts, 
11-12; Volleyball, 9-11; Lowel- 
lian, 12; Devils' Advocate, 12; 
Tracey Schafrik; Tiffany M. 
Schmelter— Girls' JV Basket¬ 
ball, 9-11; Band, 9-10; Jazz 
Band, 9-10; Spanish Club, 12; 
Joseph Searle— NHS, 11-12; 
BPA, 12 

Steven Shell; Bill Shoemak¬ 
er; Sean Smith; David 
Snell —Production Printing, 12; 
Nicole Stamper 

Keith Stevens; Maike 
Stockman— Girls’ Varsity 
Swimming, 12; Varsity Tennis, 

12; Karen Stryzek; Tammy 
Stuppy; Dan Sutton 

Kim Swarens; Michelle Lee 
Swett— Pom Pons, 10-12; 
Spanish Club, 9-12, Vice Presi¬ 
dent, 11, President, 12; Costa 
Rican Exchange, 10; Theatre 
Arts, 9-11; Thespians, 9-11; 
BPA, 12; Erich Swisher; 
Brad Szczerbik; Shawn 




"What’s the oddest 'odd job' that 
you've ever been hired to do?" 

“Working on a 
chicken farm my 
junior year.” 

Dave Snell 

“Being a stripper 
for one night.” 

Scott Clemans 

“Putting a roof on 
a house and falling 
off twice.” 

Steve Shell 

“Being a handy¬ 
man in Lansing 
and not knowing 
what I was doing.” 

Phil Vinson 

Louis Townsley; Roger 
Towry; Vasilka Traj- 
kovski— Girls’ Varsity Tennis, 
11-12; L Club, 12; Academic De¬ 
cathlon, 12; BPA, 11-12, Secre¬ 
tary, 12; Spanish Club, 10; 
Theatre Arts, 9-10; Choir, 9 

Shawn Travis; Stephanie 
Travis; Michelle Renee 
Turner— BPA, 11; Varsity 
Football Manager, 10; JV Foot¬ 
ball Manager, 10 

Gary M. Veveto— Football, 9- 
12; NHS, 11-12; L Club, 11-12; 
Track, 11; Karen Vidler; Phil 
A. Vinson— Baseball, 9-12; 
Basketball, 9, 11-12; L Club, 
Tech Ed Representative, 12 

David Virijevich; Julie 
Wagner; Chris Walkowiak 

Craig Walkowiak— VICA 
President, 12; Nicholas Whi- 
tacre— Wrestling, 9-10, 12; 
Duane Whittingham, JROTC, 
9-12; ROTC Color Guard, 9-12; 
ROTC Rifle Team, 9-10; ROTC 
Rocket Team, 9-10; Computer 
Club, 9-10; Tech Ed. 9-10; BPA, 
12; Library Assistant, 10 

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Lisa Ann Wielgus— Pom 

Pons, 11-12, Squad Leader, 12; 
Theatre Arts, 9-12; Thespians, 
11-12; FEA, 10-12; Devils’ Advo¬ 
cate, 12; Lowellian, 12; FFA, 12; 

Stacy Wilson; Nina Wisch 

Brian K. Woermbke; Erin 
Wornhoff; Melinda Ann 
Wortinger— Devils’ Advocate, 
11-12, Editor, 12; Swing Choir, 
11-12; Lowellian, 10-12; A Cap- 
pella Choir, 10-12, Vice Presi¬ 
dent, 12; Theatre Arts, 10-12; 
Thespians, 11-12; MIRACLE 
Girls’ State Alternate, 11; Cen¬ 
tury III Leader, Local Winner, 
12; Spanish Club, 10-12 

Stacy Louise Wright— Pom 
Pons, 10-12, Captain 11-12; 
French Club, 9-10; FEA, 9-12; 
Theatre Arts, 9; FFA, 12; Pa¬ 
mela Yatsko; Sara Zieba 

Jenny Zielinski; Rich Zim¬ 
merman; Scott Zugel 

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Juniors get jobs and begin 


as they gained freedom, pride—and money. 

T he idea of having a job in¬ 
terests a lot of students be¬ 
cause of extra money, pride, 
and the feeling of accomplishment 
that comes with it. 

Having a job offers freedom to 
buy anything. 

“My parents don’t buy me 
everything I want,” Shawn Sylvie 

Jobs also help kids become less 
dependent on parents. 

“I hate depending on my par¬ 
ents for everything,” Matt Wil- 
kening said. 

Sometimes, the extra spending 
cash is put in the bank for future 
use. Some plan to attend college, 
but have trouble finding the 
funds, so parents foot the bill. 

“I want to go to college, but 
money is a tight situation,” Ar¬ 
chie Mitchell said. 

There are pluses and minuses 
to having a job. Fluctuating 
schedules are always appreciated 
by athletes. 

“Little Caesar’s is willing to 
work around my schedule,” Mike 
Piatt said. 

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Eskridge, Abigail 
Fisher, Randy 
Foor, Kristi 
Fortner, Brandi 
Frahm, Jeff 

Fuller, Ryan 

Goldman, Sarah 
Gorball, Tony 
Gooert, Thomas 
Grabek, Wendy 

Grugel, Melissa 
Gushee, Paula 

Hall, Dawn 
Hammond, Jennifer 
Hansen, Kelly 

Hardesty. Edward 
Hayden. Melissa 
Heath, Chuck 
Henderson. Kelly 
Hendricks, Hank 
Hernandez, Eric 

Herr, Jodi 
Hood, Susan 
Hoyt, Heather 
Hubbell, Jo Ellen 

Hudak, Edna 
Hufnagel, Kimberly 

Hughes, Jason 
Hurst, Daniel 
H use man, Troy 
llko, Christa 
Irwin, Scott 
Jared, Sean 


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"How do you feel about being 
in an assigned study hall?" 

“We waited all this 
time just like the 
rest of the upper¬ 
classmen and now 
they take the privi¬ 
lege away from us.” 

Tom Dewell 

“I think most stu¬ 
dents need that 
hour for home¬ 

Scott Mills 


Sophomores complained, but learned with autobiographies. 

I l % M our next assignment 
will be to write an au- 
I tobiography,” said 
Mrs. McClellan, English teacher. 

At this request, students 
moaned and groaned. Autobiogra¬ 
phies? YUCK! Who wants to brag 
about himself? 

While many complain about 
this assignment, others enjoy put¬ 
ting it together. 

“I had fun doing it, but it took 
a lot of time,” said Natalie Se- 

Autobiographies have dominat¬ 
ed the sophomore English classes 
for years. Teachers feel that it is a 
learning experience. 

“Students are given the chance 
to learn about themselves as well 
as their family backgrounds,” said 
Mrs. Myers, English teacher. 

In writing autobiographies, stu¬ 
dents portray an image to those 
around them. 

“My friends learned things 
about me that they didn’t know,” 
said Vicki Dawson. 

Students will continue to com¬ 
plain, but there isn’t any way of 
getting out of this project. 


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'What went through your mind 
as you took the driving test?" 

“I was very ner¬ 
vous. The lady 
gave me dirty 

Skip Drew 


“I was afraid 
that I wouldn’t 
pass and people 
would make fun 
of me.” 

Mark Miller 

“I was wondering 
if the guy was 
wondering if I 
was going to kill 

Jessica Nichol 

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"Did you enjoy your first year 
with gym as a part of your day?" 

Yes. I like it be- 
I cause it is athle¬ 

Scott Goins 

“I don’t really 
like it. I’m not 
really athletic.” 



“Yes. It is fun 
and I like the 



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Married teachers cope with living (and working!) together. 

D r. Luekens talks with his wife 
at the 3rd annual Teen Day. 

Y ou won’t see them holding 
hands in the hall or kissing 
in a corner of the locker 
bay between classes, but you 
might see them sharing a ride to 
school. They are not “just 
friends”, but rather, the married 
faculty members at LHS. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mills met in col¬ 
lege. Being in the same school 
helps their relationship because 
they are able to discuss school 

“It’s like being in the same ball 
game, except one is catching and 
the other is in the outfield,” said 
Mr. Mills, Head Guidance Coun¬ 

The Magley’s, like most teen¬ 
agers, met within the walls of our 
school, but the relationship got 
off to a rough start. Mr. Magley 
stood her up on their very first 

date! They discuss school, but 
their lives don’t revolve around it. 

“We’re sympathetic to each 
other,” said Mrs. Magley. 

The McQuistons met when he 
moved in across the hall from her 
in an apartment building. It 
must’ve been love at first sight! 
But, working in the same building 
doesn’t really affect their jobs. 

“We talk about school the same 
way most couples discuss their 
jobs,” she said. “After all, these 
are our jobs.” 

Probably the most well-known 
couple at LHS principal Roger 
Luekens and his wife, Pat. They 
met 11 years ago at a job inter¬ 
view, but ironically, the interview 
didn’t prove to be too promising. 

“He didn’t hire me,” said Mrs. 

Faculty j^> 171 



You can't have it, it's 


Generosity and unselfishness are put aside when prized possessions are involved. 

Sammie Stinnett 

“Its all mine and I 
won’t share it with you or 
anybody else!” 

Ever found yourself 
saying that? 

When we were kids our 
parents made us share our 
belongings with friends or 
other family members. 
Sooner or later, we picked 
out one very different or 
interesting toy and called 
it “special”. The same 

holds true for us “kids” 
today. Most students have 
a prized posession, 
whether it be kept in the 
deepest, darkest, realms 
of their closet, or parked 
out in the garage. 

Senior Julie Perigo’s 
prize possession is her or¬ 
ange cat, Jackson, because 
he is a great friend to her. 

“I brought him home 
and my mom couldn’t say 
no,” said Perigo. 

Coach Kennedy 
could try to 
punch someone 
out if they tried 
to take his prized 
high school 
football ring. 

Because of superstition, 
Mark Lindemer would do 
anything to keep his lucky 
lighter safe, which he car¬ 
ries with him at all times. 

“Once I lost it during a 
Cross Country practice. It 
fell out of my pocket 
while I was running and I 
had to follow my tracks 
for three miles to find it,” 
said Lindemer. 

Sentimentality is why 
Coach Kennedy considers 

his high school champion¬ 
ship football ring to be his 
prize posession. 

Kim McWilliams con¬ 
siders her car to be her 
prize posession. 

“It didn’t blow up like 
my last one.” said McWil¬ 

Whether it is kept clean 
or dirty, babied or abused, 
every prize posession is 
cherished by it’s indivi¬ 

Unlike those asked for by desperate students, these 

offer the bonuses and special activities that regular 

classes or sports practices couldn't offer. 

E xtra credit—usually stu¬ 
dents ask for it to boost 
bottomed-out grades be¬ 
fore report card day; however, 
many teachers refuse to issue these 
prevaricating percentage picker- 
uppers, leaving the student wish¬ 
ing they had performed better dur¬ 
ing the six weeks—but there still is 
an extra-credit option; LHS clubs 
are the extra-credit to the regular 
school hum-drum that all students 
are invited to take part in. 

For the sport enthusiast, the L 
Club held car washes, and devel¬ 

oped the Mel Henig Scholarship 
fund, awarded to a student athlete 
devoted to his sport and his stu¬ 

The Student Council, in addi¬ 
tion to serving the community with 
the annual blood drive, sponsored 
a variation on the Valentine’s 
Dance—a beach party, complete 
with a body-building contest. 

Spirit and support were promot¬ 
ed by the new Pep Club, and stu¬ 
dents choosing to lead drug-free 
lives signed up for DATA. (Drugs 
Aren’t the Answer). 

The Sunshine Club sponsored an 
underprivileged child, and Theatre 
Arts continued under the direction 
of a new sponsor, Miss Lynn En¬ 

Finally, the Spell-Bowl and Aca¬ 
demic Decathlon members repre¬ 
sented LHS in academic areas, 
while the Spanish and French 
Clubs widened their cultural diver¬ 

In the end, those who did not 
take part in a club found that they 
will regret missing out on the “ex¬ 
tra-credit” points. 

A s part of the fall L Club Car Wash, 
sophomores Karen Hughes and 
Missy Taylor dry off cars as they 
go through the cleaning process. 

R eceiving her national Honor So¬ 
ciety pin from Dr. Luekens was one 
part of the induction ceremony in 
which junior Theresa Wesselhoft took 
part. Juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA were 
invited to join the club. 

Club Divider 


Academic clubs offered 


and extra activity to the 
regular class work. 

T heir base is the academic courses offered at 
LHS. Their membership must meet require¬ 
ments in order to belong. These are the aca¬ 
demic clubs which maintain a standard of achieve¬ 
ment in their activities. 

The Academic Decathlon team hand-picked its 
members from their essay and test results. They 
then competed against teams from other schools. 
While not placing, many in the group earned medals 
for their individual performances. 

National Honor Society abandoned its tutoring 
program but did continue to sponsor the Halloween 
Dance and present its annual initiation of new mem¬ 
bers in the fall. In order to even be eligible for mem¬ 
bership, a student must have earned a 3.5 GPA and 
be approved by the faculty before he is invited to 

To be a member of French or Spanish clubs, stu¬ 
dents must be enrolled in a language course. All of 
their activities, from parties to trips, encouraged 
members to practice the language and become in¬ 
volved in the culture of a particular nation. The For¬ 
eign Exchange Club continued its practice of send¬ 
ing LHS students to Costa Rica for three weeks in 

A fter correctly spelling a word, contestant Connie Mea¬ 
dows shows her pleasure with her skill as the judge from 
Hanover Central looks on. 

E ven academically-ori¬ 
ented clubs can be fun. 
Spanish Club members, 
Pam Pennington and Krista 
Barta enjoy a good time at the 
club’s annual Christmas party. 

P reparing to light his 

candle from the can¬ 
dle representing the 
light of knowledge, new 
member of NHS, Jeff Brind¬ 
ley is escorted by Tracy Pow- 

mantha Stinnett, Kim McWilliams, Bob Smith ROW 2: Beth 
Mancilla, Theresa Michiels, Diane Wolgemuth, Christina Lin- 
demer, Cary Elkins, Mrs. Rebecca Osborn, advisor ROW 3: Jori 
Johnson, Melinda Wortinger, Amy Solomon, Tim Arlet, Joe Mc¬ 
Intyre BACK ROW: Kris Scroggins, Amy Wenckus, Rick Beh¬ 
rens, Mindy Schmidt, Kellie Houchins, Mike Cornell, Laura Pur- 

Marie Bailey, Matthew DeLoera ROW 2: Dan DeMick, Cary El¬ 
kins, Jamie Morris BACK ROW: Vicki Trajkovski, Mrs. Pat 
Luekens, adviser; Nicole Knoerzer 


Sean McNorton, Tony Goraball, Kevin Weaver, Kevin Frank, 
Michelle Noyes, Jodi Moffett ROW 2: Ray Moeller, Josh 
Smith, Ryan Bottiger BACK ROW: Sarah Goldman, Mike 
Bochart, Ryan Fuller, Dawn Ayres, Jeff Brindley, Rusty Biele¬ 
feld, Darren Pflughoeft, Bob Smith 

JV JAZZ BAND-FRONT ROW: Kristi Foor, Jeremy Lin- 
demer, Heath Schlueter, Todd Pflughoeft, Nick Krapf BACK 
ROW: Keith Cantwell, Brent Johnson, Lora Koepke, Shane 
Walma, Kim Keizer 

MARCHING BAND—FRONT ROW: Dawn Ayres, Kurt Johnson ROW 2: Mr. John Bradford, adviser; Michelle Noyes, Amanda 
Laumeyer, Jacki Palmer, Kris Sandrick, Ken Bochorski, Sarah Goldman, Mike Schmidt, Joe Hine, Sean McNorton, Mike Bochart, 
Brent Johnson, Jeremy Lindemer, Keith Cantwell, Dave Burnham ROW 3: Mr. Gary Stout, adviser; Stacey Lamprecht, Kristi Foor, 
Dora Koepke, Heather Hoyt, Lynn Poppe, Christy James, Mary Pilsitz, Shane Walma, Melissa Keizer, Lora Koepke, David Morris, 
Bob Smith, Rusty Bielefeld, Jeff Brindley, Darren Pflughoeft, Sean Todd, ROW 4: Todd Pflughoeft, Becky Simmers, Michelle Size¬ 
more, Mike Schmelter, Kevin Frank, Kevin Weaver, Heath Schleuter, Tony Gorball, Carolyn Cade, Jessica Herz, Patty Northcutt, 
Brian Dewes, Rich Zimmerman, Ryan Bottiger, Josh Smith, Ray Moeller, Jon Forrester, Bryan Fuller, Nick Krapf BACK ROW: Ryan 
Fuller, Adrienne Harding, Brandi Replin, Nikki Echterling, Sheila Starrick, Kerri Crane, Hallie Babcock, Heather Carey, Belynda 
Biery, Amee Blank, Shelley Kelm, Cassie Damion, JoEllen Hubbell, Scott Schweitzer 

DATA—FRONT ROW: Jacqueline Palmer, Patty Northcutt, 
Rick Behrens ROW 2: Mike Carlson, Brent Johnson, Jason 
Dewes BACK ROW: Coach Chuck Hatfield, adviser; Brian Yo¬ 
cum, Sean McNorton, Denny Cripe 

DATA-FRONT ROW: Holly Bright, Chris Walkowiak, Me¬ 
lanie Bielefeld ROW 2: Dawn Zancan, Stephanie Parks, Char Sa- 
vich BACK ROW: Kristie Smith, Mark Miller, Stacy Wilson, 
Mike Pate 

BPA—FRONT ROW: Mendy McLean, Marcia Love, Joe Searle 
ROW 2: Debbie Boer, Shelly Klotz, Malissa Clemans, Miaake 
Bruns ROW 3: Marcia Gerner, Stacy Wilson, Brian Krapf, Lynn 
Lammons, Stephanie Parks BACK ROW: Karen Swarens, Tara 
Snook, Chris Abenath, Dora Koepke, Candice Cole 

CONCERT CHOIR—FRONT ROW: Dawn Williams, Regina 
Cox, Dawn Zancan, Betty Smith, Kim Cornell ROW 2: Dawn 
Rastovski, Tina Klebofski, Judy Layer, Chris Abenath, Denise 
Dokulil, Tonia Novak ROW 3: Jessica Nichol, Amy Atterbury, 
Hallie Babcock, Stephanie Rader, Jacquie Rogers, Kristen Slusser 
BACK ROW: Brandi Fortner, Melinda Smith, Vicki Dawson, 
Belynda Biery, Stephanie Bruce, Julia McColly 

Lending some 

L HS service clubs take it upon themselves to help students, 
the Lowell community and neighboring communities, too. 
In November, Student Council sponsored their annual food drive 
and also took part in the first nation-wide Red Ribbon Day, de¬ 
signed to keep kids off drugs. January was the month they helped 
the Red Cross by setting up the annual blood drive in the South 

L Club provided scholarships for academically talented students 
and bought new athletic equipment with money they earned. 

ROTC showed they cared by collecting and donating old and un¬ 
used toys to the Salvation Army and the Marine Corps. They also 
participated in flag dedication ceremonies at Griffith and Hanover 
High Schools. 

D uring the L Club car wash, Do- h A arching with pride and dig- 
minic Pedroza gets this car spot- l\/l aity, ROTC cadets help out by 
less, inside and out. ■ » 1 post i ng co / ors an d representing 

Lowell at military functions. 

FEA—FRONT ROW: Heather Davis ROW 2: Jennifer Bot- 
tiger, Melanie Bielefeld, Daphne Ortiz BACK ROW: Mrs. Pat 
Wood, adviser; Jacquelyn Rogers, Cary Elkins 

FFA-FRONT ROW: Matt Hayden, Phil Purkey, Rick Goet 
ROW 2: Doug Hayden, Missy Hayden, Erin Wornhoff BACK 
ROW: Pat Fabish, Mike Kalvaitis, Marcus Hayden, Mr. Kevin 
Garling, adviser 


Service Clubs 


Fine Arts clubs were 


to all types of music. 

S wing Choir, Theatre, Jazz Band and Pep 
Band make up the fine arts club of LHS. 
They represent talents of a more artistic 
quality such as singing, dancing, acting and drawing. 
What all the fine arts clubs seem to have in common 
here at LHS is their tie to music in some way. 

“The Swing Choir’s music is normally an upbeat, 
jazzy sort of music,” said member Rick Behrens. 

The highlight for the group was their Spring Spec¬ 
tacular which featured modern hits like “Partyman” 
by Prince and “Love Shack” by the B-52s, as well as 
Broadway hits. 

The Jazz Band was divided into two groups—JV 
and Varsity—because of the great interest shown in 
the group. Still providing spirit and enthusiasm was 
the Pep Band who played for home basketball 

There’s a great carryover from music to Theatre, 
since many of the choir and band members tried out 
for and received parts in the spring musical, “Bye, 
Bye Birdie”. More than acting talent was needed, as 
cast members had to sing and dance also. 

Whatever your artistic taste, there is some club to 
satisfy and expand your interest. 

S wing Choir’s Lip Sync Contest brought out the unusual 
talents of the Johnson brothers, Brent and Kurt. 

C ast members of Theatre 
Arts rehearse their roles 
for the fall play, “Curtain 
Going Up”. 

T he fine arts groups of 
music and choir often 
combine their talents 
as shown here as Ryan 
Fuller on bass guitar backs 
up singer Stephanie Travis. 















ROW 2: Jennifer Bottiger, Heather Davis, Amy Atterbury 
BACK ROW: Candice Cole, Cindy Batcheller, Cary Elkins, Ke¬ 
vin Weaver 

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Fine Arts Clubs 

FRENCH CLUB—FRONT ROW: Brian Dewes, Sean McNor- 
ton, Mike Bochart, Jeff Brindley ROW 2: Melanie Bielefeld, Mi¬ 
chelle Noyes, Meridith Donaldson, Jeemy Guillemette ROW 3: 
Brent Johnson, David Burnham, Jodi Maffitt, Sarah Goldman 
BACK ROW: Robert Riley, Willie Curtis, Tony Gorball, Ryan 

FRENCH CLUB—FRONT ROW: Terry Popovich, Terri Burns, 
Debbie Zahler ROW 2: Jennifer Zarych, Carrie Ring, Matt De- 
Loera, Natalie Seberger ROW 3: Becky DeMick, Amy Solomon, 
Tina Klebofski, Angel Dewitt BACK ROW: Stephanie Bruce, Beth 
Anderson, Sven Forsthovel, Bridgett Huber 

L CLUB—FRONT ROW: Jeff Brindley, Melissa Grugel, 
Vicki Trajkovski, Lee Childress ROW 2: Trey Matson, Jeff 
Cunningham, Ed Hardesty, Melanie Bielefeld ROW 3: Jer¬ 
emy Lemp, Chris Manning, Gary Veteto, Stephanie Parks 
BACK ROW: Jim Crago, Lori Replin, Mark Miller, Chris 

Cox, Bill Burdette BACK ROW: David Ludlow, Mike 
Krueger, Mike Hamann 

L CLUB—FRONT ROW: Nicole Knoerzer, Missy Taylor, 
Dan Olah, Brent Johnson, Chuck Heath ROW 2: Ronda 
Clinton, Chris Wietbrock, Amy McNeill, Paula Kooistra, Jen¬ 
nifer Heniff ROW 3: Peg Henig, Cathie Lindahl, Amy Rip¬ 
ley, Donna Ojeda, Daphne Ortiz BACK ROW: Scott Mills, 
Phil Vinson, Mike Kalvaitis, Dale Smith, Chadd Arthur, Bri¬ 
an Vance 

ROW: Mike Bochart, Jeff Brindley, Matthew DeLoera ROW 2: 
Valarie Cole, Melanie Bielefeld, Jori Johnson, Ryan Fuller 
BACK ROW: Missy Hayden, Trey Matson, Theresa Wesselhoft, 
Dan Balia, Dan Hurst 

ROW: Kurt Johnson, Nicole Knoerzer, Heather Davis ROW 2: 
Paula Kooistra, Jeniffer Heniff, Tracy Powers, Cindy Batcheller 
ROW 3: Joe Searle, Carolyn Cade, Cary Elkins, Scott Zugel 
BACK ROW: Gary Veteto, Jennifer Bottiger, Jamie Morris, 
Lisa Henke 

PEP CLUB—FRONT ROW: Missy Taylor, Ronda Clinton 
ROW 2: Julie Carson, Dawn Williams, Ronda Ruge, Dawn Zan- 
can BACK ROW: Chris Wietbrock, Stephanie Bruce, Vicki 
Dawson, Kristin Slusser, Ms. Lynn Engle, adviser 

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Club Parties 

PEP CLUB—FRONT ROW: Sven Forsthovel, Julie Bauman, 
Brandy Rosenthal, Kristie Childress ROW 2: Angie Nordyke, 
Angie McBain, Bonnie Haviland, Bob Smith, Tim Arlet ROW 3: 
Michelle Noyes, Melanie Bielefeld, Rick Behrens, Brian Quale, 
Doug Hayden BACK ROW: Dan Balia, Dominic Pedroza, Jen¬ 
nie Becze, Christina Lindemer, Natalie Seberger 


seemed to be a favorite at club parties. 

P arties are fun and when they are organized and shared by club 
members, the fun knows no limit. 

The holidays provided a traditional reason for a party. 

“Club parties are enjoyable times to get to know other kids better,” 
said Mrs. Myers, Sunshine Club advisor. 

But parties don’t have to follow a tradition in order to happen. 

“My French group decided to have a pop tart party when all the stu¬ 
dents earned an average of 80 percent or better. It was a motivational 
project that they enjoyed,” said Mrs. Allen. 

It seems clubs know the ingredients for a good party—good reasons, 
good people and good food. 

S tirring the mix for crepes, French 
Club members, Laura McDonald 
and Beth Anderson help out when 
a French Club meeting turned into a 
crepe-making and tasting party. 

S erving as hostess for the 
Spanish Club Christmas party, 
Mrs. Mills gives cooking instruc¬ 
tions to club members who volunteered 
to help out. 

ROTC—FRONT ROW: Larry Mehling, Mike McCullough, 
John Kunstman, Aaron Robinson BACK ROW: Major Ben Rin- 
eheart, adviser; Dan Burge, John Hill, Bobby Berrier 

Mike McCullough, John Kunstman, John Hill, Amy Solomon, 
Robert Riley, Aaron Robinson, Bobby Berrier 

Club Parties 

t> 187 

With the creation of DATA, the Animal Rights, and a pep club, students could 


and support the community, the school, and most of all, the students. 

his year at Lowell, three new clubs made 
their mark. 

DATA (Drugs Aren’t the Answer), the 
first club of its kind, was formed by juniors Brandi 
Fortner and Holly Bright, with English teacher and 
coach, Mr. Hatfield, as the sponsor. 

Two hundred and fifty students signed up for the 
club during club sign-up. The club deals with devel¬ 
oping four major skills: self-discipline, responsibility, 
good judgement, and cooperation with others. These 
skills help students prepare for drug avoidance. 

“The more people we can get involved, the more it 
will help,” said Fortner. 

The second club was formed by Jeff Paczkowski. 
The Animal Rights Club dealt with the abolishment 
of cruelty towards animals. 

The group had pamphlets sent to them by other 
animal rights groups around the nation. They were 
displayed at the Oktoberfest in Lowell. Over 100 
people signed up to have the club send them more 

“It was amazing how much response we received 
from the community and people who weren’t even 
from Lowell signed up for information. People even 
tried to give us money, but we couldn’t accept it,” 
said Jenny Rosinko who worked the booth at the 


Unfortunately, the club broke up soon after the 
event. “Jeff felt that he could get more support from 
the community, so he wanted to make it an out-of¬ 
school club,” said sponsor, Mrs. McClellan. 

The third club formed was the Pep Club. Stu¬ 
dents received passes to get into games and T-shirts 
in exchange for their membership dues. The group 
was formed to promote school spirit and to get peo¬ 
ple involved in athletic events. 

“The Pep Club is something different that people 
who are used to going to a lot of games can enjoy as 
well as people who don’t get a chance because it 
gives them a reason to go and to get involved,” said 
sophomore cheerleader, Vicki Dawson. 

The cheerleaders have taught the Pep Club var¬ 
ious cheers and the group then helped the cheer¬ 
leaders cheer at the game and boost school spirit. 

All three new groups found ways to make their 
mark on LHS’s club scene. At a time when club 
membership in other groups is dwindling, these or¬ 
ganizations found members who were interested in 
getting involved in causes they believed in. 

G oing over the agenda for a club meeting, DATA founders, 
Brandi Fortner and Holly Bright, discuss ways to get their 
message across that drugs aren’t the answer for LHS stu¬ 

ROTC—FRONT ROW: Joe Sneed, Brian Castle, Mike Lee, 
Dan Burge ROW 2: Larry Mehling, Mike Cornell, Mike McCul¬ 
lough, Amy Solomon, Robert Riley ROW 3: Aaren Robinson, 
Bobby Berrier, Adam Ewert, Chris Freeman, John Kunstman 
BACK ROW: Dave Hansen, John Hill, Bob Blackmon, Greg 


New Clubs 

Aaron Robinson, Robert Riley, Dan Burge BACK ROW: John 
Kunstman, Greg Llewellyn, Dave Hansen, John Hill 

SPANISH CLUB-FRONT ROW: Heather Davis, Ginger Fior- 
etti, Marcia Gerner ROW 2: Kristin Slusser, Cary Elkins, Cindy 
Batcheller ROW 3: Melinda Wortinger, Jennifer Bottiger, Delana 
Chavez BACK ROW: Mrs. Nancy Mills, adviser; Jenny Perkins, 
Kevin Weaver, Debbie Boer 

SPANISH CLUB-FRONT ROW: Sammie Stinnett, Jori 
Johnson ROW 2: Jennifer Jung, Cynthia Koppen, Lynn 
Lammons ROW 3: Stephanie Millsap, Amy Atterbury, Tara 
Snook BACK ROW: Mark Gronkiewicz, Matthew DeLoera, 
Nicole Williams 


Greg Russell, Chris Walkowiak, Eric Hollister, Bob Rouse 

RIGHT: Bob Rouse, Vice-President; Chris Walkowiak, Presi¬ 
dent; Jeff Cunningham, Secretary; Kelly Henderson, Trea- 

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lanie Bielefeld, Holly Bright, Julie Borggren ROW 2: Jen Picha, 
Valarie Cole, Lee Childress, Scott Mills BACK ROW: Jeff Cun¬ 
ningham, Karin Watson, Kelly Henderson, Melissa Grugel, Na¬ 
talie Shadowen 


Dana Willison, Amy Heath, Dominic Pedroza ROW 2: Andy 
Hendricks, Kevin Frank, Willie Curtis BACK ROW; Karen 
Hughes, Julie Ray 

Join club 


LHS clubs offered trips as bonuses. 

J oin up! See the world! It’s possible if you 
join a club. 

Foreign Exchange Club members studied 
for three weeks last summer in Costa Rica. 

ROTC spent their spring break in Washington, 
D.C., touring our nation’s capital. 

Closer to home, Choir spent a day in Chicago 
while the Sunshine Club ended their year’s activities 
with a day at Indiana Beach. French Club did not 
make a trip to Canada or France this year, but they 
did travel to Portage to see a presentation of a 
French drama. 


Wenckus, Dawn Zancan, Ryan Vasko, Clayton Doty ROW 2: 
Erin Seydel, Amee Blank, Julie Bauman BACK ROW: Julie 
Snyder, Jennifer Suslowicz, Tanya Trowbridge 

SWING CHOIR-FRONT ROW: Joe McIntyre, Terry Bach¬ 
man, Rick Behrens, Tim Arlet ROW 2: Jori Johnson, Beth Man- 
cilla, Theresa Reeder, Dawn Zancan, Brandi Nemeth BACK 
ROW: Bob Smith, Louis Townsley 

Abenath, Jennifer Jung ROW 2: Anita Crepeau, Kristi Foor, 
Betty Smith, Mendy McLean ROW 3: Amy Atterbury, Patti 
Berg, Lora Koepke, Mrs. Sherry Myers, adviser; BACK ROW: 
Dawn Czuba, Meridith Donaldson, Sarah Saunier, Paula Gushee 

THEATRE ARTS—FRONT ROW: Matthew DeLoera, Jeff 
Brindley, Sean McNorton, Dan DeMick, Mike Pate ROW 2: 
Jennie Becze, Amy Atterbury, Vicki Dawson, Belynda Biery, 
Tonia Novak ROW 3: Betty Smith, Carrie Ring, Adrienne 
Harding, Debbie Zahler, Julie Bauman BACK ROW: Leroy 
Gottschalk, Teresa Sargent, John Spudville, Beth Mancilla, Jen¬ 
nifer Zarych 

THESPIANS—FRONT ROW: Patti Berg, Lisa Wielgus, Tra¬ 
cy Powers ROW 2: Brandi Fortner, Katherine Boyle, Ms. Lynn 
Engle, adviser ROW 3: Greg Zieba, Jessica Herz, Kristin 
Slusser, Stephanie Bruce BACK ROW: Me Schweitzer, JoEllen 
Hubbell, Louis Townsley 

THEATRE ARTS—FRONT ROW: Brandi Fortner, Holly 
Bright, Katherine Boyle, Lisa Wielgus, Patti Berg ROW 2: Kim¬ 
berly McWilliams, Sammie Stinnett, Dawn Zancan, Kristi Foor, 
Joe McIntyre, Tracy Powers ROW 3: Regina Cox, Rod Bolton, 
Terry Bachman, Rick Behrens, Ms. Lynn Engle, adviser; BACK 
ROW: Bob Smith, Greg Zieba, JoEllen Hubbell, Nic Schweitzer, 
Louis Townsley 

THESPIANS—FRONT ROW: Holly Bright, Sammie Stin¬ 
nett, Kimberly McWilliams, Theresa Reeder ROW 2: Lynn 
Poppe, Heather Davis, Stephanie Millsap, Jamie Morris, Sarah 
Goldman BACK ROW: Kurt Johnson, Brandi Nemeth, Jenni¬ 
fer Bottiger, Krista Barta, Jori Johnson, Tony Millsap 

THEATRE ARTS—FRONT ROW: Lynn Poppe, Jamie Mor¬ 
ris, Stephanie Millsap ROW 2: Tony Millsap, Heather Davis, 
Stephanie Bruce, Jessica Herz, Kristin Slusser BACK ROW: 
Theresa Reeder, Krista Barta, Jori Johnson, Jennifer Bottiger, 
Sarah Goldman 

Purdue ROW 2: Katherine Boyle, JoEllen Hubbell, Chrissie 
Skriba BACK ROW: Leroy Gottschalk, Melissa Potter, Angel 



This day has been long in coming. The day I express my sincere appreciation to all those persons 
who have helped with this yearbook throughout the year. 

To Melinda, your support is what has gotten me through the year. Thanks for always listening and 
being there. I love you. 

To Susan, the yearbook representative, you're ONE IN A MILLION! Without you, this book never 
would have gotten finished and it wouldn't have looked half as good. Thanks for showing me the 
ropes on the computer, for your words of encouragement, and for your ideas to help us towards 
getting out of debt. I know it's your job, but you're great at it! 

To Ms. Carey, I appreciated your help over Spring Break. I couldn't have turned in all those pages 
without your help. That proves what teamwork can do! 

To Mr. Cameron, I can't tell you how much you've helped. Thanks for everything! 

To the janitorial staff, and especially Pat and Tom, Thanks for letting me drag you around the 
building to unlock doors for me. I appreciated your being so tolerant of my many late nights at 
school. You're wonderful. 

To Marlene, I thank you for leaving your negative drawer open for me. There would be many blank 
pages in here if it wasn't for you. I owe you BIG (those are her team pictures!)! 

Thanks to Sam, Kris, and Matt for always meeting deadlines! 

To Giolas Studios, Thanks for your professional prints. 

To my parents, Thank you for keeping dinner warm for me and for running me here, there, and 
everywhere (although it probably would have been easier if you had just given me the car!). 

To Dr. Luekens, Thanks for your ears, keys, advice and help. 

To Mrs. Bougie, I appreciated your dialing fingers! You really helped out! 

To Theresa, Thanks for doing the Girls’ Varsity Basketball spread. 

Thanks Mrs. Reyes, for the use of the typing room. 

Thank-you to George, for helping out with the finances. It meant a lot to know that someone wanted 
to help. 

Thanks to all my friends, who put up with my many moods throughout the year. All of you mean a 
lot to me. 

And most importantly, thank you, the student body and the teachers, for making this a year to 

Thanks to the following for donating money to the yearbook: 

M. Shadowen 

R. Bochart 
Ada's Images 

S. Lindemer 

B. Muha 

B. Cole 

C. Wismiller 

T. Toney 

J. Rastovski 
J. Doroney 

D. Pulver 

M. Schweitzer 
J. Brettnacher 

First United Methodist Church 
Starr Farms 

E. Anderson 
D. Cromer 
D. Hayden 
M. Replin 
A. Loggins 
W. Suslowicz 
J. Gerner 
T. Johnson 
L. Leininger 
D. Yeoman 
A. Downey 
H. Titak 
J. Wortinger 
Scheffler Enterprises couldn't have been done without you! 

Dan Hurst, editor 


The day after Tracy's 
death, the flag was 
flown at half-mast. 

Well, this is it The end of another school year. Where did all the time go? It went fast that's for sure. 
There were a lot of highs and even some lows, but two of the most tragic events that hit Lowell High 
School and the surrounding communities in the past year were the deaths of two eighteen year old girls, 
who were just like us. They walked the same round halls that we walked, they had the same teachers that 
we had, the same friends, the same goals, and even the same memories. It is because of these shared times 
and remembrances that it is appropriate to dedicate our memory book, the 1990 Lowellian, to Tracy 
Campbell and Maria Hertzlieb. They will live on forever in our hearts. 

As the final bell rang and the 

was finally here, how easy it was to reflect on the year 
behind, but it was also important to focus on the future. 

June 8, 1990, 11:30 A.M. 

eeeep! The last tone of the 
1990 school year is sound¬ 
ed. The LHS student 
quickly empties the contents of 
his locker into his gym bag and 
rushes out of the Devils’ Com¬ 
mons doors, leaving as quickly as 

F ocusing on the end of their high 
school career, these students are 
looking forward to getting out of 
high school and to starting a job as they 
listen to a guest at Career Day. 

F inally at the end of her 12 years of 
schooling, valedictorian Jennifer 
Heniff gives her speech at gradua¬ 
tion to the graduates and to hundreds of 
guests, both friends and family. 

possibly. He jumps into his car 
and prepares for the ride home. 
He thinks back to all the good 
times he had during the year. He 
received good grades, he liked his 
English teacher, and he did meet 
a lot of new friends. At the ending 
point, he could easily reflect on 

the 1990 school year, the highs 
and the lows. 

Next year will hold more for 
him, whether he goes to college or 
stays at home to work. But now is 
no time to worry about that. It’s 
time for summer vacation!! 

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So that's the point!