NEW TRIER CLASS OF 1971
CONTENTS New Trier Revisited ............................................................................................................. 3 A Weekend To Remember ................................................................................................... 4 School Memories ................................................................................................................ 5 What Have You Been Doing for the Past 40 Years? ......................................................... 35 In Memory ......................................................................................................................... 47 Remember This? ............................................................................................................... 49 Thanks for the Memories ...................................................................................................50 Keep the Memories Alive....................................................................................................51
Property of New Trier Class of 1971; created by Marilyn Barrett
NEW TRIER CLASS OF 1971
2 LOCATIONS. 1 DESTINATION. OUR BEST TRUE SELVES.
To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity.
Forever New Trier. Founded in 1901, our alma mater is known for its large spending per student, academic excellence, and its athletic, drama, visual arts, and music programs. Named after the city of Trier, Germany, the logo depicts the Porta Nigra, symbol of that city. While the athletic teams are now known as the Trevians,when we were there we were the Indians and the Cowboys.
Some Notable Alums. Our school has produced leaders in every wing of the world stage -- too many to mention. Here is a sampling of some of the most recognized: Bobbi Brown, Charlie Trotter, Ann Margret, Rahm and Ari Emanuel, Christie Hefner, Charlton Heston, Virginia Madsen, Liz Phair, Donald Rumsfeld, Scott Turow, Rainn Wilson, Ann Compton, Chet Coppock, Archibald MacLeish, Sheldon Siegel, Sarah Ruhl, John Stossel, Bruce Dern, Rock Hudson, John Hughes, Hugh Oâ€™Brian, Hal Sparks, Lily Taylor, Edward Zwick, and our own Christine Ebersole,
Reunite and re-you night. This September 10, approximately 480 of us came together to celebrate the time and place that played such an important role in shaping our lives. We had the chance to reunite, become ourselves again, and revisit the magical time that was our New Trier.
NEW TRIER CLASS OF 1971
A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER Friday Night
Saturday morning 10:00
Junior HIgh School Reunions: Avoca: Hackney’s on Lake Central: Meg’s Cafe, Glencoe Howard: Ridgeview Grill, Wilmette Sears: Lalo’s, Glenview Skokie: Hackney’s on Lake All Other: Glenview House
Tours of New Trier East and West Campuses.
Saturday Afternoon 1:00 Softball Game at Field between Skokie and Washburne Schools, Winnetka.
Saturday Night 6:30-11 The Main Event - 480+ people at Exmoor Country Club
Sunday Morning Golf at Glencoe Golf Club -Debbie Leavitt Roof
Remember Where We Came From: Our Junior High Schools
Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park: The Site of Our Reunion
Central, Glencoe Skokie, Winnetka
Sunset Ridge, Northfield
Sacred Heart and Faith Hope & Charity, Winnetka; St. Philip, Northfield
Saint Joseph and Saint Francis, Wilmette
What do you remember?
East Auditorium Entrance and West Campus
In Your Own Words We asked you on the website to share your school memory. Here are your answers. [NOTE: Comments were taken directly from all classmates who had filled out a â€œSchool Storyâ€? question on their website profile as of 9-17-11.]
School Memories Dana Savocchi Albers I had Mr. Lewis for Work Experience and he was great. When kids in his class would be rude and unruly, he would whip an eraser at them and he was always right on! Hanging in the rotunda, meeting great friends especially in study hall, and who can forget Science 101 - Sex Ed! What a riot. And if you had that class first semester, you got to see the teacher (I can't remember her name right now - Mrs. Stewart??) wear her Christmas Tree skirt and she'd turn the light off in the room and then switch the battery pack in her pocket and then the tree on her skirt would light up! Only a few of my New Trier memories. Greg Alper Best memories - gymnastics with Dan Kaplan, music with Steve Eisen, math, groovy classmates! Gilson Park. Glee Club. Playing for the sock hop. Laurie Angsten Kittle Having a son who played Varsity football and Lacrosse - going to his games brought back so many great memories of being a POM POM girl at NTW!!! which they do not have at Greenwich HS - but cheerleading is huge. Fond memories of art class, getting sent home cause my skirt was too short, and Christine Ebersole putting her makeup on in homeroom and always asking for my math homework!
Patti Anoff How the dividing line for east and west was created. It went right down the street where my parent's house was with the north side going to east. A number of my good friends since kindergarten ended up attending east, not west...but I would never exchange the beautiful campus and friendships created that west offered.
School Memories Gary Apelian Final Championship Floor Hockey game in the gym with a huge crown there. Our team was the 4x'ers . Our team had a lot of guys on the golf team and their team had a lot of guys on the football team. We won - Of course golfers always make better hockey players and vice versa. Maybe we can get the teams together again to shake hands this time.f my New Trier memories. Susan Aschbacher Loved art class and making a film. Got in trouble for wearing pants to school...but it was cold! outside! Donald Barbee Loved packing up quick-like and being chased into the Art building by the Student Council members who saw our fondue lunch party, briefly held in the vacant math room across from their headquarters. Marilyn Barrett I think in today's terms I would have classified as ADD. I was all over the place involved in everything. Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Musettes, Girls Ensemble, Choir. I was Secretary of our Sophomore Class, Treasurer of the Student Council my Junior year, and part of Girls Club. I do have a couple of memories that stand out. In orchestra, I was Chris Ebersole's "stand partner" in the violin section. She still tells the story of the "non-musical moment" that led her to her lifelong career. We were in the orchestra pit for the annual musical when she had an epiphany that she
belonged ON stage. She was so engrossed in the action on the stage that she was ignoring Mr. Moreen, the conductor, and started playing a violin passage way too early...all by herself! She is still one of my very best friends and I am fortunate enough to see her often. I also remember a Girls Club fundraiser one year. For $1 you could buy a carnation for any student to wear on Valentine's Day. I was discussing this fundraiser with my mother and she wanted to ensure that every girl in my class would have a carnation so no one would feel left out. I arranged for this to happen anonymously with Miss McNamara,
the faculty adviser of Girl's Club that year. I don't remember what year it was, but I do remember that it was a very thoughtful gesture on my mother's part -- one that taught me to be thoughtful and inclusive of everyone whenever possible. There are so many more memories of my time at New Trier West. Some funny, some painful. I venture to guess that is the same for everyone. But one thing is certain: I am grateful that I got to attend such an excellent public school that gave me such a well-rounded education and leg up in life. I am proud each time I say to people, "I went to New Trier."
School Memories Diane Batten Manning Remember all those mobile classrooms we had our Freshman year at East? Yuck cold and hard to get to especially if you were on the 4th floor in another class before it! Those mad dashes to the next class were exciting. Or maybe not. Lots of great memories...my New Trier memories. Richard Baughman Great memories of New Trier Swimming Team & NT Guard and the annual car scavenger hunt/party. I remember being made an "example" of at the bell in study hall 101(?) and going to the dreaded "facultysupervised study hall" for a spring semester. Despite the draconian rules, one teacher on a spectacular spring afternoon let us go (leave the campus!), one row at a time, and said if we got and said if we got caught it was "our problem". Funny what sticks with you all these years... David Beck The 70's was a unique period of time. With the Vietnam war going on, there was a lot of anti-war activity. Shortly after registering for the draft, I was personally touched by that activity. I received a letter telling me that the Evanston draft board was broken into and my records were removed and destroyed. I still have the letter stating that the Planetary Peoples Liberation Front had done this and advising me what to do. But a few weeks later, I got my draft card so I guess they didn't get all of my records. Remember how during senior year the school clocks at east sped up and
then the bells rang signaling classes to change? Well I know how that was done and who did it.. I had a great time in high school doing things I wouldn't be happy about my kids doing now. But it gave me an inquisitive mind that served me well over the years and brought me a lot of enjoyment out of life. As the song Cherry Bomb says: "If we've done any harm, I hope we're forgiven" One of my favorite stories or rather amazements is how I was found after all these years. Betsy Kimmel somehow found me after 40 years of moving. I first heard she was looking for me from a farming neighbor who I hadn't met. She somehow tracked me down from an old patent I had, starting with my co-inventor who I hadn't talked to in about 10 years. Somehow, that led to contacting me via my neighbor. So in the process of finding me, she re-acquainted me my an old colleague and introduced to my neighbor as well as herself! I told her I'd have to buy her a drink at the reunion and I think there are a lot of other people that need to buy her one as well. Her finding me was quite a feat because I know a Google search of my name gives about 2800 hits.
School Memories Marc Berlow New Trier is where I learned my love for photography. I hated school for the most part, but I loved photography class with David Currie. (DC!) I became a yearbook photographer, and I found that going out on an "assignment" was something that I loved to do. I couldn't wait for any excuse to shoot, and I soon learned that I could do this professionally. I was able to go many of the basketball and football games, and enjoy the games, as I shot them. Most of the classes, were fairly boring, But I did enjoyed some of the teachers, Like Mr. Lair, who while he taught English, (A subject I still struggle with) he brought a lot of wit and intelligence to the classroom. I remember once he asked me what I thought of the "student Body" of the school. I answered that I was really only concerned with my OWN student body and could care less about any others. I developed five good friends, that I still have to this day. All have been at my wedding and at all the other events in my life. Jeremy Marks, Ira Kessler, Loren Gold, Mike Kotzin, and Ron Pomerantz. All I met at West, and have been with me through good times and bad. I learned a lot about women at school. Both good and bad. I also learned about crushes, kissing and lust! Its a good thing that they were all extra curricular activities! The interesting thing about the human brain, is if your memory is intact it knows no way of aging. While I can't remember a lot of what happened at
New Trier, I feel like it was only a few years ago that I graduated and not 40 years! As far as Military service, It was toward the end of Viet Nam, and my draft number was 100! If I had been drafted I am sure I would not have survived this war. I am not a soldier by any means, and while I would have been proud to wear the uniform, I don't think I would have made it out of such a mess! I was lucky that Henry Kissinger made peace and Nixon called off the draft! I will always appreciate Nixon for that! Joanne Beucher Wandell Loved being in Mrs. Cook's homeroom, she was the best. Also there were 5 Beuchers (siblings and cousins) at NTE at the same time..........so we dominated study hall.....got to ditch it at times when an older Beucher (who shall remain anonymous) became the student monitor. Senior ditch day was spent at the Cubs game, a very cold day as I remember. Harold â€œHalâ€? Boyle Go "Blue Wave"....way to win the Homecoming float, repeatedly.....NTWGuard! Thank you so much for the quality educational experience and the terrific memories, all way too long ago....you folks "rock"!
School Memories Alison Brenner Feldman My most favorite memory of NTW is of Mr. Naughton's math class. I was the only girl that got slapped on the back and I loved it and him. It's all in the wrist, baby!! Chuck Brooks Physics w/ Mr. Rocky. Always a lot of fun. While "chugging" a bleaker of water, Mr. Rocky would remind us that he could do the same w/ a "Blatz soda.â€? I also liked the live music, at school, Christ Church, the temple in Glencoe and the Winnetka Community House. Harlan Jeffrey Brooks I remember most playing soccer 4 years for Coach Swan. Melissa Burghart McCulloch Don't remember much, too long ago. What I do remember is after moving away from the Chicago area when I was 19, realizing how lucky I was to attend such a wonderful school. Eileen Mary Butler Student Council, voting in 'women wearing pants to school'; social service: going to Uptown on Saturdays and tutoring; Opera Group with Dr. Peterman and Ms. Gahagan and Toby Nicholson (and of course, Hello Dolly) Todd Cavalier New Trier was one of 5 high schools I attended, and i believe I graduated by accident.
School Memories Richard Christian From Mr. Kahler's advisory room to Dr. Peterman's Opera group, I remember how I worked hard to carve out a place for myself during such an awkward age, and tumultuous time. Susan Lori Coagan Life was oh so simple at Gates House. Those of us guided to that parking lot and east Wilmette clapboard safe house. Mary Cossareck Every time I think of NTW, I laugh so hard at the fun Laurie Hoffman and I had in Miss Bush's homeroom! Laurie had me in stitches every day! Jeanne Cutler Appelbaum uhhhhhhh???hmmmmmm!!!!!!!got the diploma. Sarah Jean Dahl Ziegler I don't have much of a school story. I was a shy, introverted teenager, and I didn't really blossom until I came to the FBI and had many mentors. I was in Work Experience when I was a Senior, and at New Trier, I'm sure that was regarded as the "Breadfast Club" class for kids who didn't have a lot of motivation, or college prospects. I think there were a lot of diamonds in the rough in that class, though, and I'll never forget Mr. King and Mrs. Bishop, who never gave up on us. Does anybody remember the infamous posture pictures? Eew!
School Memories Bruce Decker Stage Crew was my life at NTE. Frank & Carol Gill were surrogate parents to our wild flock. The time at NTE was a bit of a blur and my friends were mostly on crew, but as I look back through the pictures and see everyone again and read the stories, it brings back memories of each person. Smoked a lot of pot then as did many of you, when I look at the photos.What a bizarre thing to look back at your yearbook. Robbin Derry So many memories, of pool guard, of girls club, of hours and hours in the photo lab, and just the feelings of seeing good friends in the hallways. I felt like i could get away with a lot since my mom was on the faculty, but I was too committed to the straight and narrow to take much advantage of that. My adolescence and rebellion came much later in life. Rick Doblin I had nothing to do with it but was impressed with the brilliance of whoever fertilized the lawn in front of the school in such a way that a peace sign grew in dark green, around the flag pole, with no way to take it out. I loved to play handball, in the courts in the boy's locker room, which had a major impact on my life. Studied Jung and read Moby Dick in senior year. Studied Russian and went to Russia in the summer before Senior year for school credit. Brought Jewish books to give away since they were forbidden. When in Russia met young Russians who traded on the black
market, made loads of rubles selling them American clothes, books, music, etc., and gave books and most of the money away to old Jewish man who arranged for me to meet him secretly in the subway, started my underground efforts against the Russians :)
School Memories Richard Dunton Many memories of the parties at Elder Lane Beach. Brenda Eberle Just a few of my memories: Mr. Koonz reading the jokes he wrote into his lecture notes and the oh-soembarrassing stories about my brother's escapades. Waiting as long as two weeks to get output from computer programs. When grades were being run, Mr. Dodge had to call and negotiate to get programs moved up in the queue. Now I get impatient if a program takes two seconds to load. When I remember the good old days, I take a deep breath and try to relax. Summer band playing the 1812 Overture by the lake, accompanied by guns firing and the fog rolling in so thick that I couldn't see the music. Truly awesome! Bruce Elegant Chasing the greased pig set loose in the cafeteria as senior prank. Peter Enchelmayer Average student in college, but like Avis, "we try harder." Miss Bienenfeld, aka Ms. Hisert, attended NT with my cousin 6 years ahead of us and returned to NTE to teach sophomore English. She remembered my cousin with a few stories. Embarass me, why don't you. Martha Jane Foreman Wright was infamous teaching French. First day of French III, she asked I remain after class. She had attended NT with my dad 100 years previous and related stories that were fun. I mentioned her name over supper that night and my mom's ears
perked up; she'd attended NSCDS and didn't know my dad until summer after high school. Dad turned all shades of embarrassed. Party crowd!
School Memories Susan Engels Pinkowski One morning I decided to really dress in "fashion" for school. That was the day (another art student) was filming his video on "plastic people". That's right I was in it. I remember people asking me if I dressed that way just for the video? How could I answer? Yes, of course. And I never tried to be someone else again! Ellen Farnsworth Wilhelm A lot of Learning Experiences! Enjoyed my 'close relationship' with Mrs. Leonard and my mornings in Breakfast Club. Hugo Fischer Though I suppose I enjoyed all or most of the schools I attended, I never was into studying much. So by midterm in my 2nd year & 2nd semester, I dropped out of College and never looked back. Gary Fresen Remember how the Student Council was successful in creating a smoking room (good idea??) and allowing girls to wear jeans. Kim Gastler Favorite memory - Lagniappe and playing rugby in the snow during spartan PE. Gordon Giles Most of my memories revolve around playing basketball for NTW. Although our varsity team was only about .500 in 1971, I had a great time playing. Our final game was against NTE in the state playoffs, and although we lost, I will never forget the atmosphere and excitement that night.
School Memories Sandra Goldberg I remember playing in the musical Finian's Rainbow, (among others) .There was a funny incident in which a Sear's Catalogue was supposed to come down out of the sky. It seems that the sky was a bit too high and the catalogue swayed high above Finian's head. I don't know if he was able to jump up to pull it down, but we all had a good laugh. Driving for the first time--in the parking lot in Victoria Cazel's Mustang... Also re driving lessons-- in driver's ed. as I drove up a side street I was so excited that I was driving by Alison Muesing's house I drove right onto the front lawn! (The teacher used his brake immediately...) Dissecting "Gretchen" our fetal pig in biology class, and my lab partner singing "here we go little piggies, here we go!" as we unpacked the bag. Ancient history: The teacher banging on the desks with a ruler to keep us awake and saying "think skull, think skull" i don't remember much about what I learned, but I do remember that....
Anne Graffis Baynton I am really sad that our NTW campus, at one time such an amazing and vibrant school in its own right, is now only used for the Freshman class. I still have fond memories of the fantastic art and photography departments there, and the exceptionally good English dept. as well. Sally Catherine Grigg Clark I remember when we were finally allowed to wear pants to school. Of course, they had to be "pantsuits." I will finally admit that I had a crush on Mr. Matz (Biology) my freshman year. After high school, I got a B.A. from University of Toronto, 1976. Also attended University of New Mexico and University of Miami prior to U of T, and after B.A., earned a Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
School Memories Susan Hall Farris It's hard to believe now but I remember when they let the girls wear pants to school for the first time! I loved that NT had so many diverse activities you could get involved in. The art department was outstanding and I developed my love for art in high school and went on to major in art education and had a career in teaching art. At the same time, I remember learning to love to dance and joined the pom pom squad and enjoyed timing swim team events as a Pool guard! There were so many opportunities to get involved and meet people with different interests (when we weren't studying!!)
came home with orange hair. That chemistry experiment was a real learning experience. Mindy Hansfield Kirsch I remember: sitting in the courtyard getting sunburn. Why didn't we use sunscreen? driving around with Carol Frankel and Carol Gordon looking for boys all my friends helping me get ready for prom being able to wear pants to school sneaking out early hanging out with my friends from East, Cheryl Redman and Linda Oscherwitz there, and the exceptionally good English dept. as well.
Mark Heffernan I was asked to try the public school by the good Abbie Halperin Schuetze people at Loyola at the end Eating cookie dough in of junior year so only was at home economics with laurie New Trier for senior year. Hoffman, and then not Too many drugs and alcohol "producing" enough finished to remember much. Thank cookies. Sneaking out at God I stopped that stuff lunchtime, only to be caught over 20 years ago. Too bad I when we returned, by the spent 20 years doing it. "para-professionals". The school trip to Hawaii junior year with "the guys"..Dave Snower, Bruce Eiseman..I put peroxide in my hair for blonde highlights and I
Janet Hoobler Garvey When I got caught smoking in the bathroom my Advisor asked me "Why didn't you lie?" I responded "Because I WAS smoking in the bathroom!"
School Memories Julie Hood Stewart Hmmmm High school wasn't funny, but I love recalling the dress code issues, rules, and events i attended. I still have buttons and junk from lots of events. A rose from graduation, a Prom 69 button, pictures of the water ballet. I love keeping these memories. I have all my yearbooks even all 3 from jr high. Paul R. Horwitz Miss: Steve Brown, Marc Hauser, Andy Cohen, Bram Chill, Bill Kahn, John Allen, Jay Ramsey, Jim Hrudka, Chris Ebersole, and the various other "gangs". Won't be at the Reunion, but we will visit our daughter at Rush I'm sure soon. Mary Ann Hurst Mr. Pink was my favorite teacher. He challenged us to read 500 poems and to write creatively. Terry Iglitzen Milton I just remember that I enjoyed my high school years at New Trier. Tony Incavo I was a dork
School Memories Bruce Johnson Central School, Howard Jr. High(Virginia Gordon an inspiration), New Trier East, Northern Illinois Univ. with Carl Jensen(gymnast and Marine Officer, now Major General USMC, in charge of Marine Corps Operations of Eastern Half of US.) and Ginny White; then on to Lansing,Mich. Oldsmobile Div. of GM Headquarters Building; Gen. Motors Institute in Flint , Dale Carnegie Courses, Lansing CC, Jamestown CC, Olds Buffalo Zone Office as District Service Manager serving 33 Dealers, then thru recession & mass layoffs.Self employment seems to work best! Advisor Ed Kahler deserves the patience of Job award for putting up with us!Mr Gahala was a joy and Mr. Perrault an inspiration at NTE. Recall Mr. Lindley, math teacher, senior year, with much awe and trepidation rolling into classroom a large cart bearing the NEW WANG COMPUTER, state of the 71 art(LOOK DON"T TOUCH!).. Went on to 7 years of college, and got educated beyond my intelligence.
Whoda thunkit? In hindsight, how lucky we all were to have North Shore educational advantages and academic opportunities.Took the Road Less Traveled! The Tassel was worth the Hassle! Masters in Industrial Technology-Automotive Engineering, and the school of hard knocks. Wrestling Team experiences a favorite memory- Oh to be in that kind of shape again! Thanks Coach K and Ike. Don't just move.... EXPLODE!! Robert (Jorgy) Jorgensen The 1971 NTW undefeated Cowboy football team! What a fun ride! Samuel A. Kavathas One year I sold candy with 5 friends and the first prize was a 90cc motor scooter. We sold the most candy. I sold every week at the Bears game. We won the motorcycle and the first day two of the guys that won the motor scooter with me took it out for a ride and crashed the scooter. I never got to ride it! Winning the football championship our senior year.
School Memories Sandra Kessler Bressler I remember having Mrs. Jackson for English and being terrified to death. She was rough. I got a horrible grade, and I think she was my best teacher. I remember Ms. Bush, my advisor, was only about 23 when she started - she looked so young. She also taught French. Had a crush on Mr. Grote in History - think most girls did... Gerd Kraemer It took 6 semesters of photography while at New Trier West. I remember our instructor saying that we students should be thankful because the photo. facilities and equipment were better than many colleges in the country. I later found that statement to be very true! Charla Krupp Loved being editor in chief of the New Trier West News...hung out in the newsroom and had a great time with the NTW staff. Mary Ann Kynoch Guggenheim A lot of my favorite memories took place in the parking lot!
MaryAnn Laforet New Trier really prepared me to be successful at University of Illinois. I still remember going to state for Prose Reading with the Forensic Team. I remember playing lacrosse in P.E. without the ball; I never played so well. I vividly remember Mrs. Pink and our Junior English class. Getting mail in advisory was always exciting as well, and how we celebrated birthdays with corsages and breakfasts. I still can sing "here's to our team; it's the green and the gray..."
School Memories Debra Lamar Brown I recall my first day at New Trier. My family had moved from California and I was starting my sophomore year. I was scared to death-the school was so big and so many people. Bunny (Sharon) Hogan was so kind to me and helped me find my way. I ended up loving my high school experience!
Jamie Lillienfeld Brooks When asked if I could go back in time, without hesitation, I always say back to high school. New Trier did it for me. So much so that we moved to Glencoe for our kids to have that NT experience as well. I remember all my high school friends from Locust in Wilmette: Lynnie, Lisa, Benay, Audrey, Debbie, Debbie Leavitt Roof Marcie, Linda and Sandee. I remember hanging out Funny, we would mention; at the Pep Club office at "Oh, those Glencoe girls!" NTW, all the fun times we Now look -- two of my own! had as cheerleaders, lots of I had a fabulous advisor, fun slumber parties, and TP- Barbara (Albers) Rinella. ing the houses of the After she got married, she football and basketball too must have been hit by players. the NT bug and moved to Kenilworth. She eventually Jayne Lillienfeld Jones served on the New Trier Mr. C's art class was Board of Education. Now one of the highlights for me. she does book reviews and Although he frequently is known as a dramatist. nattered on about how the And is she ever!! She's just suburbs were so great. Hope to see her at monotonous and we were out reunion! have to save/to just happy idiots, it was be finished... worth all the abuse. He took us on field trips to exotic parts of Chicago and introduced us to new ways of looking at the world.
School Memories Robin Linster McQueen I was the first person who dared to wear jeans to high school and with a following we called it "Jeans Day". Then there was "Tie Day". I liked the art classes and took a lot of them. I would have liked to have been involved in Theatre at NTW, but my first audition didn't go anywhere. Same thing with getting into the elite chorus. Didn't make it. Oh, well. I'm still singing and my husband and I were in a T.V. commercial in 1990 (it was a local channel, however). I have done several radio ads. I didn't really have much to do outside of school hours at New Trier since I worked after school, starting at the age of 14. My first job was at Henry's on Skokie Blvd. and then I worked at the Presbyterian Home in Evanston all through high school. I am the youngest of 5 and the only one to go to NTW. The others attended NTE. My brother, Chick, always said that NTW was inferior to NTE. I liked the newness of NTW and am very glad I graduated from there. I have a recurring nightmare that I never
graduated and had to go back as an adult!!! Does anyone ever have those dreams? Sally Loth Michaels I loved when we were allowed to wear blue jeans to school at last. The sit in for the Vietnam war was cool. It was also amazing to be surrounded by such talented people. Chris Ebersole, Ed Zwick, Arnie Roth, Richard Ruttenberg, Marc Hauser, the entire New Trier West Jazz Ensemble...true talent. Potpourri was a blast. Rob H. MacKenzie Realizing that Dr. Duda from Latin class actually taught me English, in a big way. Going the to the 100 year NT celebration with my Mom, who thought I was an "Indian" (as she was) - and realizing that her perception of NT (in the late 1930's) actually cut me slack relative to my actual behavior. Ditch day (was that official?) - last day of school - political gatherings - open campus Mr. Schultz in advisory, would give us the good news and the bad news - every day. (There
may have been an outing on the beach that required some diplomacy). Did we actually go to the movies and see Romeo and Juliet as a field trip? That was education - which did help me later. Choir and musicwhat an excellent program! a lot of us got to participate. Thanks - from choral music to blues guitar, totally made sense - pentatonic scale.
School Memories Jeffrey MacDonald I was kind of torn between the jocks and the theater geeks. I started at fullback and linebacker on the football team in the fall and was involved in music and theater the rest of the year. It made high school fantastic for me. My 15 minutes of fame was probably when I got a part on an NBC show called The New Performers. Robert Bo Manly Only those who attended NT and moved away can know how strong an educational platform it was. Terrence McCracken Freshman English, 1st day: Mr. Gregory reads my name for attendance, and says; "So you going to turn out like your two brothers?" Sort of set the tone for the next 3 and 1/2 years. Elizabeth Betsy McNamara The "skeleton dance" from the Lagniappe show sophomore year. For those of us on the costume crew, it was really something to sew on all those "glow in the
dark" yellow stripes on the leotards and tights. The lovely green gymsuits....need I say more? Lynne Meyer Wearing my "trademark" bows in my hair and some of the guys always puling them out! Ned Miller What a long strange trip it's been... Unfortunately, it's quite hazy looking back. I attribute my love for film to our photo teacher David Currie and ability to write from Mr. Lieberman. There were several others and I wish I was mature enough back then to thank them. I remember the woods across from he parking lot quite well!
School Memories George Moss I never felt like I fit in very well in high school, perhaps like a majority of folks. It just seemed like a huge churning place. I remember the north shore as being very musical, with extraordinary opportunities for seeing world-class musicians: saw Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman, and Carlos Montoya at Howard Jr High(!), and Van Cliburn at Evanston High; Jerry & I got our pictures in Wilmette Life talking with Van Cliburn after the concert. Jerry Moss Although New Trier was stressful, being a small fish in the big pond eliminated the shock in college, not a bad trade-off. At NTE I was mostly a nerd. Deborah Mousolite New Trier brings back memories of my dear friend Pam Rossi. I find it very difficult to realize she has been gone for seven years. I miss her terribly. It will be sad to be at the reunion without her there with me. We were buds with Celia Lee, Mardi Burnham and
Elasah Schaff, Janet Borre, and Laurie Miller. I remember Girls Club and the skit we created. We sang a song from Bey, Bye Birdie. We took out the word KIDS and put in the word DADS. We had our dads on stage with us. I think it was for the Father-Daughter dinner. Any one else remember that? Opera, with Dr. Peterman was such fun. Celia Lee and Kim Kolflat, I remember hanging back stage with them durning My Fair Lady. Our costumes were fabulous! I think DRIVERS ED classes will always make me laugh. Did they really think those simulators would help us on the REAL road? Many more great memories not enough room to write. Greg Murphey Sneaking smokes next to the south face of the gym building, much like one must do today. Christopher Nadherny Freshman "B Bombers" football team. Mr "Three Finger" Hoyt's biology class.
School Memories Paula Nordhem I can't believe I got to the lunchroom and ate a meal in twenty minutes for four years with approximately 1000 other students. Four 20-minute slots for the 4,000 or so students. No wonder I brought my lunch; who had time to wait in line? Richard Park I remember jumping from one trampoline to another on the seemingly endless row of trampolines at the new New Trier West HS. That was my only visit there, back in 1970. There was a truant officer we always tried to dodge when we left school grounds during the school day. He wore a long black leather jacket and always tried to intimidate us by riding around with the police and coming over to our house when we were sick to check up on whether we really were sick! Those were the days! Pam Patience McGonigal Liked taking art classes & hanging at the art department - Ms. Trocke, Mr. Kurtz, Mr. Currie. Liked
Ms. Bush's homeroom when we played cards and was entertained by Laurie Hoffman, Nina Lazarro & Mary Cossarek. Liked the way New Trier allowed and encouraged diverse points of view, even hosting informational seminars about Vietnam War protest movement. I appreciated my time at New Trier - in hindsight, it went by so fast - wish I'd gotten involved in more activities there. Gary Peterson My girlfriend used to change her clothes in front of her locker. Get out of her skirt and put on her favorite stovepipes. Carter Cleland was in my Mr Boyd morning advisory. Kay Petrie I can't wait to dig out my yearbooks!!!!! Then I'll think of some stories!
School Memories Faith Pettit-Shah Freshman and sophomore year was centered around Lagniappe, the fledgling dance department and musicals - I loved being in THE BOYFRIEND as a freshman. pretty heady stuff! I swam most lunch hours. How lucky were we??? Such an amazing pool! I remember disgusting cafeteria food on the run and embarrassing my sister Karen who was 2 years ahead of me. She was very cool. I was not. I spent my Junior Year in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan as a Rotary Exchange Student. The first half of the year I lived with the family of the director of the YMCA; the second half with the family of a Buddhist Priest. I lived in a temple on a mountain. I sledded down the mountain to the school bus in the winter. Out of my back window I could see in the distance the 90 meter ski jump being built for the 1972 Winter Olympics. While away, I missed everything: Woodstock, Kent State, mass demonstrations, and frankly, my junior year! I was so tall, my feet so large, everything
had to be custom made for my school uniform. Everyone doted on me, I gained 20 pounds and loved every minute of flower arrangement, calligraphy class, and Japanese classical dance. The Rotarians were very generous. When I got back after being TOTALLY submerged in the language and culture, I was emotionally stuck in 5th grade. I had spent a year holding hands with my tiny girlfriends, being chaperoned anywhere, and giggling all the time. That summer of re-entry, my English was hesitant, my mannerisms very Japanese. It is funny to remember. It shows in that Senior Photo. Senior year, 4 days a week, I left at noon, rode my bike to Evanston and ran the WHOLE EARTH BOOK STORE. My interview was, "Your name is Faith? You are a Pisces? ---You are hired". The owner left me in charge and I hardly ever saw him again. I know how lucky I am to have New Trier in my history. It was an amazing place to go to school. I now have the honor to work with children
who are lucky to have breakfast before school. It will be fun to see the place again. Albert Pick I came to NTW in my junior year '69-'70. The other HS years were spent in Vicenza, Italy(a school for military dependents living abroad). The difference in the NTW school blew my mind! I had asked my aunt living in Winnetka if she could keep me for a year as I wanted to try a HS in the states. I'm so grateful I was given this unique opportunity! I had Mr. Moats as my teacher and we called his car the "Moatsmobile". I once asked my French teacher why the girls were always laughing and she told me it was normal for a 16 yr old girl to laugh.
School Memories Patrice Poulos Bayers What I remember most about New Trier East is the incredible education I received. I don't feel I truly appreciated all that New Trier had to offer at the time. When I see what other schools have to offer today, especially given the current economic situation, there is no comparison. I would like to return for a day but without the homework or exams! Debbie Quilici Nagel So many great memories! Such fun times with so many people. I can definitely say I was not one of those people that didn't like school. Too much fun to not like. Oh yeah, still needed to study. Rob Reilly I have lots of fond memories of NTW, however, one subject which played a pivotal role in my personal development was participating in the school's football program. I recall meeting off campus in August to do voluntary conditioning in preparation for official practices and how hot and muggy those
dog days could be. I also recall the arrival of the new football coach Bob Naughton during our Sophomore year and finding myself, along with 8 other classmates being moved up to the Varsity team as Coach Naughton built his program. The Sophomore Varsity Football season was a grim one, with the team winless down to the last game, where we eked out a tie. I also recall one game where as a defensive lineman my poor tackling ability was quickly spotted by the Maine South football coaches during the game and I became the "hole" that their star fullback pounded through for most of the game. I also know that guy's name to be Dave Butts, who went first to Purdue football and later to be an All Pro lineman in the NFL, so still I wear his football shoe cleat marks in my back with pride. Our Junior football season saw the team winning all away games and all home games, somewhat of an oddity, but I recall that we did knock off the eventual league champion Glenbrook South at their homecoming.
Finally, it came time for our senior season and how about that, we won all of our games. And, I received valuable lessons in teamwork, leadership, overcoming challenges, and friendship that provided me with an invaluable foundation for my career in the navy. I only hope that our youth of today, with the hectic pace of life, Facebook, reality TV, and social networking, have the chance to experience what I did during my high school years. I found in my home archives my high school football scrapbook and have attached a page of player portrait picture proofs to my profile. It will be interesting to compare team members' hairlines after 40 years...
School Memories Louise Renier Boothby My memories of NTW include loyal and supportive friends -- Susan, Jayne, Cathy, PJ, Anita, Dawn, Jill, Bob and Richard, lots of school spirit, first period PE (ugh!), the huge campus, spending time in the study carrels finishing homework, and aside from the normal teenage angst lots laughs. I was very fortunate to attended such a highly regarded school, receive a comprehensive and wideranging high school education, have opportunities that were unusual for most teenagers and have very close friends. Ralph Riff Most of my classmates may not recognize me at 6'6" 265 lbs. mostly muscle :) from all the heavy lifting at work. That 170lb. skinny pot head long gone, grey cropped hair, George Clooney look. Janey Rodemeir Lowe I was involved in Girl's club and the Guard and that was what defined me in High School. I loved going skiing on the weekends to
Alpine Valley or Wilmot, and ice skating during the winter. Stephen Rothkopf New Trier was a terrific experience, especially after I grew enough to avoid a hammering from Jack Needler every morning -- on this point, I hope to meet up with him again one day... I wish I'd put more effort into keeping in touch with old friends, and look forward to seeing as many as possible at future reunions... Dianne Sawyer Lipkin Well, as we all know, high school is not an especially happy time for most of us, filled with teenage angst and insecurities. But having a close circle of friends who accepted you as you were, who laughed with you, and of course, at you, made it all bearable. Having a best friend, and you know who you are, who didn't disown me when I signed us up to be wrestling cheerleaders, was probably the most important event of those years. And, as we all know, high school isn't about school, it's about friendships and growth.
School Memories Elasah (Nancy) Schaff Smith Roller skating in the halls to classes one day. Linda Schneider High school: The best years of my life? I think not. However, I view those years fondly for their innocence and relative simplicity (though they seemed awfully complicated at the time) and for the people who traveled the same road. I also am amazed at the incredible physical and educational resources we had at NTW; public education today is not what it used to be "back in the day." Some favorite times include all things musical - the various choral groups, Guys and Dolls, music theory; volunteering at Downey Veterans Hospital; and, at the end of junior year, walking south on Happ Rd. with Kathy Skobel and sinking our history books from our hated history class (teacher to remain unnamed) in the river below. Dick Schulte There are way too many of these to pick one.
Richard Schumacher What I recall is setting what should still be a school record low of 17 out of 100 on a midterm math test on Limits because I was so enamored with someone on the Homecoming Committee that I didn't study. I never caught up until college. Betsy Scott Kimmel I remember being SO much taller than almost everyone!!! I was terribly shy. My sophomore year I was absent for 3 months with rheumatic fever, and felt like I lost so much. I was active in Girls' Club and especially remember the party in December when we brought students out from the city. I continued to correspond with one until she passed away about 10 years ago. I wanted to fit in with some group, and never felt like I did. It's interesting how one changes over time. I'm still tall, but definitely not shy! ;-D
School Memories Beth Shadur I met my husband, Bruce Mainzer, through Mr. Gerol, who suggested that I write Bruce when I was planning on visiting colleges after I had gotten in to the various schools. I wrote Bruce at Cornell, and told him I would like to visit him! He was kind enough to show me around, and while I chose Brown over Cornell, I did end up with the best of both worlds by marrying Bruce, and yet, attending Brown! But we have Mr. Gerol to thank, and are about to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! Steven Sholl Just good memories of high school friends and playing baseball, basketball and football at NTE.
work donated so we could buy etching presses... Some standout teachers: Mr. Barefield (for his serenity, or apparent serenity anyway), Mr. Gregory (when I asked him for assignments when I was going to be away in England for 3 weeks, he said "don't be ridiculous -just BE there"), Mr. Thomson for Latin (who once said "If you do an original composition in perfect Latin and perfect iambic pentameter, you'll get an "A" for the quarter" and Terry McCracken actually did it), and Angus J. Johnston II (ask me the "bloody nose" story some time). Round peg, square hole -- best of times, worst of times, but we had opportunities many never get, so I count myself lucky.
Pamela Smith Sneaking suzi-q's into "intro to theatre" 4th period (can't believe I used to eat those); getting suspended for smoking in the girls' room, despite being the only non-smoker there at the time... Demetra calling me "Harvey" and having it stick! Art classes, and the big art fair we held with student
Philip Stanley Formed many great friendships that remain strong to this day. Memories, many. Lunchroom with great tunes always spinning. Hoops in the IM gym, brutal double session football practices, cool muscle cars, fun on the beach. Incredible music scene we took in with
Chicago in the late 60'searly 70's. Denise Stefan Not much to say there. Loved working on the yearbook and enjoyed school.
School Memories Karl Strauss Geek. Electronics nerd. President Amateur Radio Club. Advisor Mr Swan. Favorite Teachers: Mr Koontz ! Mrs Shoemaker; Mr Bushnell. (Least Favorite: Mrs. Karl - wonder why?) Favorite Class: Electronics; Least Favorite - Swimming (remember the girl's swim caps if your hair was too long, or the coach that made you sniff ammonia if you sassed him?) I Remember: Walking home along the railroad tracks every day; Seeing the central courtyard filled with tires, outhouses, cars as the Ultimate senior class prank; having great friends. Richard Blair Thompson Typical for most guys, I guess: trying to have fun/ meet girls/play sports/drive asap/get into college/ while staying below the radar of NTE and the parents. It'll be fun to see the Mulliner advisees again. It's also been fun seeing NTE (and Northwestern) become dominant in lacrosse since we played it so long ago-seeing as we live in Baltimore, both my girls are enthusiastic laxers. Most of
my fun NTE stories involve evasion of blame/ punishment for assorted transgressions. James Urkov New Trier West Memories of having crushes on so many of the girls that probably never knew how much I would have given to be in their company. I think I was very reserved and shy in High School. Jim Wascher At New Trier, I was a debater and a member of Tri-Ship. I always enjoyed the bus rides to debate tournaments with debaters from NTE, NTW and Evanston. I remain scarred for life by having to swim in the nude freshman year in gym class. Some of my favorite memories from my years at New Trier include spending the summer between junior and senior years at Oxford University studying the British style of debate with classmates Tom Ahlborn, Deb Lawson, Ron Smithson and Sue Van Elk, under the tutelage of NT debate coach Bill Boyd. During the spring of 1971, I visited my older brother in
Washington, D.C. and joined what I think was the last mass march in Washington against the Vietnam War. I remember the chants of "Peace Now!" echoing off the Capitol Dome.
School Memories Linda Wener Dresher The best experience was being in Potpourri. I loved singing with the group and participating in the talent shows. I was a ham! Cynthia Wilton Riggs I've always appreciated that my New Trier education gave me a great background. I wish I had more concrete memories to share. Frank Wollaeger Unlike most of you, I took a hiatus from high school in my junior year to chase dreams in San Francisco. Bad move. Senior year was a big course load for me, plus summer school, just to graduate. Girlfriend made it bearable. It's amazing how things just sort of work out. A big thanks, BTW, to whomever it was that kept phoning in the bomb threats in the spring of '71. Lots of opportunity for sun breaks, and socializing. (honest, it wasn't me).
Steven Wright Only at New trier East for one year-my senior year. had a great time. Was on the swim team as a diver.
“So what have you been up to for the past 40 years?”
Some classmates answer the question all of us have been asking each other....
After 40 years apart, Joan Trossman Bien, journalist and New Trier West classmate, thought we might want to become reacquainted with a few of our former classmates. So she wrote profiles of ten classmates, which appeared on the hyper-local news site, “Patch,” once a week as the reunion date approached. Here with the permission of Patch, are reprints of those articles. Check out and subscribe to news from Winnetka-Glencoe-Northfield, and Wilmette-Kenilworth at www.patch.com
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Joan Trossman Bien A true academic, Joan Trossman Bien headed out to college at University of Colorado, Boulder, where she could major in Theater Arts and minor in skiing and where she just loved having straight hair in the dry mountain air. Joan took a year off from college, moving to San Francisco. That was not the best idea and Joan to L.A. to finish her degree at Cal State Northridge. The theater program was terrific including a production of Hamlet starring Jon Voight and other professionals in which Joan was the assistant director. Joan had very limited success as an actress with a few television commercials. She didn’t want to spend the rest of her professional life auditioning and working menial jobs to pay rent, so she explored other opportunities. Joan drifted in and out of an array of jobs such as literary agent,
advance person on a presidential campaign, and working for a trucking magazine. There, at the magazine, she discovered she actually enjoyed writing. After completing the graduate Journalism program at CSUN, she spent the next several years working as a news writer at various L.A. television stations. Joan met her husband, a longtime executive at KCBS-TV, when she was hired behind his back while he was on vacation. Subsequently, each of them was fired during the same week. Joan moved on to another television station and so did her future husband. There, she asked him out. At the next tv station, they dated. At the next tv station, they became engaged and were married. At the next tv station, they had their daughter. And so on. After working part time and enduring the treadmill of being hired and then fired and then rehired, Joan needed something different. She won a contest at the Los Angeles Times in their search for a local columnist and wrote a
weekly column for two years. But Joan also wanted to know the law, so she went to law school and got her JD in 2004. While going through the process of studying for the bar exam and waiting for results, Joan discovered antiques. “It started with one tablecloth from the 1950s and took on a life of its own. I loved the hunt but I was buying more cool stuff than I could ever use. Then I discovered EBay where the prices were fabulous. I was drowning in midcentury tchochkes. So I had little choice but to start selling despite the fact that I knew nothing about running a small business. But it meant I could continue to buy more inventory as I sold my items. I had a ball.” Within a year she had her own antiques business working from an upscale store. That was when Joan noticed that her emails to friends were getting really
long, too long, and she realized that writing was something she missed. She decided to start from scratch, yet again, in a new career which was working as a freelance journalist. The economy soured and the antiques business closed but Joan was already writing for publications nearly fulltime. With the kitchen table as her desk, the laptop as her main tool, Joan has been cranking out articles for four years. Joan’s husband is still working in television news and her daughter is in the same graduate journalism program that Joan went through at CSUN. An entire family immersed in a less than flourishing profession. “Sounds like me, doesn’t it? “It took me a very long time to figure out what I was meant to do. I love writing. My favorite part of a serious assignment is the research. I try to learn more about a subject than I could possibly use in the article. It is like DIY school where you get paid for your term papers. It has prompted me to become more engaged in current events. Dorky? Absolutely. But pursuing my dorky side is where I am most comfortable. I have found my reason for being.”
Robert D. Reilly On that hot, sticky New Trier West graduation day in 1971, Rob Reilly might have been surprised to learn that 40 years later, he would be retired Rear Admiral Rob Reilly. He might also think that saying he has truly traveled the world was just hyperbole. After 30 years at sea, it's no exaggeration. At that time, Rob was getting ready to attend the University of Washington in Seattle to study oceanography. Joining the military was not his immediate goal, rather something he had loved since he was a child. “The hook was set in me as a youngster,” Rob said. He can pinpoint the exact day that he fell in love with the U.S. Navy. “My interest in the Navy started when my uncle, a U.S. Navy captain, decided to take a nine-year-old aboard his ship and tour San Diego Bay.”
A Family Tradition Rob has always been aware of his family’s outstanding record of military service, which goes back several generations. A relative joined the Navy in 1861. Relatives served with distinction in the Civil War, World War I and World War II. There were commissions signed by Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Teddy Roosevelt. Family military medals now hang in the Smithsonian Institution. Relatives served in Cuba during the SpanishAmerican War and volunteered to serve in Key West during an outbreak of yellow fever. That was at the same time that Dr. Samuel Mudd was in prison there, convicted of aiding Lincoln’s assassin. The same relative went to China during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, where he was fatally shot. There have been so many Reillys who have served in the Navy that was bound to be some repetition. “I went out to command this Navy destroyer squadron, which was
my father served in during World War II.” Rob’s parents were naturally concerned about him when he first decided to join up. He said his mother said, “’You don’t have to do that.’ And I said, ‘Mom, I kinda want to.’ Some of it was because of the family, but some of it was just maybe the opportunity to get out of the Midwest and see a lot of new things.” Around the Globe Rob has seen more than a lot of new things. He has literally seen the world, including living overseas twice, stretches in the Philippines and in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Rob has seen the pyramids in Egypt and the Panama Canal, the Arctic Circle and the South China Sea. And most places in between. Back on the home front, Rob and his wife have three grown daughters age 24, 20 Destroyer and 18. “I have two in Squadron college at the same time 50. That and they like to have the out was the of state tuition plan.” One is squadron that at the University of
Washington and the other is at Northwestern University. Now retired from the Navy, Rob is working for a scientific applications company in the Washington D.C. area as a liaison to the Navy. “It’s a great place for an old sea dog like me to land. It was hard for me to wrap up 30 years a naval officer.” But with three grown daughters, the near future will likely be plenty expensive. “I’ve got three weddings downstream and that’s kinda why I’m still working.”
Christine Ebersole: Shining As Brightly As Ever Does Christine Ebersole ever get tired? Like the Cheshire cat, Christine changes location in an instant. One minute she is at home in Maplewood, N.J., then in a blink she is performing at Northwestern University, and, without losing a beat, she is filming her next movie in Connecticut. Tony Awards Christine hit the ground running soon after college. Her 35 years on Broadway earned her the “overnight success” of two Tony Awards for Best Leading Lady in a Musical, one for her role as Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street and another as Little Edie/Big Edie in Grey Gardens. In between, there have been too many television roles to count and movies ranging from Tootsie to Amadeus to My Favorite Martian. But all of this glorious success is not why Christine works so hard. Her first love is performing in clubs,
especially the Carlyle Café in NYC. Born to Sing Christine was born to sing. If you have not heard her unforgettable a cappella version of “Amazing Grace” at a 9/11 fundraiser, you can still catch it on YouTube. “What I enjoy most is storytelling in song on stage,” Christine said. “I think on stage it is more effective, it is the actor’s medium, that’s where you have the most power and the most control. It’s not done through the filter of a lens, it’s a direct relationship with the audience.” Speaking her mind about politics has occasionally caused more trouble than expected. But Christine feels strongly about the world outside of theater and it is the foundation for the patter that she writes for her annual club show at the Carlyle. “I’m not religious but I have faith and without it, I pretty much
couldn’t get out of bed. There is so much that I want to speak about,” Christine said. “To lead a spiritual life and to be a spiritual warrior is to be political. So the two are inextricably linked because what you believe in you must stand for in life.” On the Home Front Christine and her husband are the parents of three teenagers. Instead of rolling her eyes as most parents would do, she rejoices in it. “They are really exquisite creatures. I am always very humbled by it and very grateful. It is just like life, it has its’ challenges. It’s the most rewarding, I believe, and the most fulfilling and so I’m grateful that I was given this opportunity.” The opportunity to which Christine is referring is the chance to be a mother through her adopted children. “It wasn’t really a hard decision, it was given to me by my desire to be a mother and by the limitations of my own body.”
With so many professional and personal goals having been met, what does Christine still strive to achieve? “What I want is balance in my life and peace of mind that comes through pursuing my passion,” she said. “Professionally, it is really my music that I’m most passionate about. But I am interested in being able to create a balance in my life between motherhood and my career as a performance artist.” By the way, her household is also to home to three dogs and two cats. Christine concluded, “It’s not dull.”
Marilyn Barrett: Completing the Circle One of Marilyn Barrett’s favorite jobs was writing the jokes on McDonald’s Happy Meals. The New Trier West alumna pursued a career in marketing and advertising after finishing her graduate degree in English literature from Mills College. After high school, Marilyn had every intention of majoring in violin when she went to college. Circumstances led her away from music to consider majoring in Spanish and French. Instead, she took the advice of a wise counselor.
“She said, ‘Why don’t you major in English? You already speak it.’” Marilyn was all set to teach English when she finished school but, at that time, there was a glut of newly minted teachers and jobs were scarce. So she returned to Chicago and landed a receptionist position at an ad agency. What followed was inevitable. She became an ad copywriter and worked on accounts such as Kellogg’s, United Airlines, and Citibank. Eventually, Marilyn was promoted to creative director and oversaw others who were doing what she had done in the past. As the company expanded, Marilyn was sent to California to set up a San Francisco office for the Chicago-based agency. “We grew that office from 13 people to over 100 people in a couple years.” Marilyn was in her element. “I loved it. I like to take things that need some order out of the chaos and I like to identify people’s strong suits. I love to staff and find the right talent for the right thing.” But everything runs
its course. “I left working full-time about five years ago. I live in Chicago in the old Palmolive building, which was converted into condos.” Now what? “I can never just settle. I had to keep doing something. I don’t go out soliciting freelance work but I get a lot of calls from people I have worked with, so I get a lot of work.” Now that she had “retired,” Marilyn needed to also try something new. A friend called her and told her that Columbia College was interested in hiring her. “I teach ‘Introduction to Advertising Copywriting’ at Columbia College-Chicago.” Still thinking about the future, Marilyn has just a few ideas about what she would like to be doing next. “I have been teaching, something that I originally wanted to do, and it has come full circle. I just want to keep doing what I’m doing because I love it.” Marilyn also loves to travel and has one special place where she feels the most at home. “I think San
Sebastian, Spain, is the best place I have ever been. It is on the north coast of Spain near the French border. There is a soul in some places where you just connect. I’ve been to Spain three times and I am going back in January.” Calling upon her philosophy minor in college, Marilyn concluded, “I really believe in circles in life. I don’t know if there is a God, but there is something, there is some kind of plan out there. If you put yourself out there, you are led to the places that are going to complete you.” Reporter’s: Note:I would like to add a personal note and bow before the Magnificence of Marilyn, who has led the way for this reunion. Looking at an unmanageable pool of 1,400 alumni from New Trier East and New Trier West, Marilyn has not stopped beating the drum for attendance. By bringing nearly 1,000 individuals together on the reunion website, no one knows how many people have been able to get back in touch with old friends. And all because Marilyn was hardheaded enough to see this thing through. We all owe her and her hardworking team huge thanks for a job extremely well done. Bravo, Marilyn, bravo!
Dr. Carl Camras (1953-2009): Dedicated to Sight If you happened to be in any science classes with Carl Camras at New Trier East, chances are he was that student who made it all seem easy. Carl was an academic ace, part of his family’s legacy of brilliant people. His father, Marvin Camras, held more than 500 patents.So, when Carl decided to attend medical school, it was no surprise that he was accepted at five Ivy League institutions. His early resume reads like this: undergraduate at Yale, medical school at Columbia University, internship at Harvard General, residency at the Jules Stein Clinic in Los Angeles, fellowship at Mt. Sinai in New York, and chairman of University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He was destined to do great things in medicine, especially in science behind eyesight. Nancy Camras was married to Carl for 30 years. In fact, Nancy said Carl knew he was going to marry her long before they met.
“His mother told me that, as a kid, Carl wanted to marry a Swedish horsewoman because he loved horses and was into blondes. That’s what I am. I started riding at nine,” said Nancy, who still rides today. “So what were the odds of us getting together, I’m from Connecticut and he was from Illinois.” Nancy said that Carl was focused on his future when they met. “From a very young age, ophthalmology was his calling. At the end of our first date he said, “I’m going to cure blindness.” Carl may not have actually cured blindness, but his research was key in developing the treatment that is now standard care for glaucoma. At 19, an age when most of his classmates were perfecting the art of the party, Carl was working with a professor searching for an alternative to the only
treatment for glaucoma at the time. Epinephrine, the research drug of the time, had nearly intolerable side effects. In a happy accident, a failed experiment led Carl to investigate the hormone prostaglandin as a treatment. It led to the creation of the drug Xalantan. Nancy said Carl had worked closely with two professors in the development of the drug. “At the time, Carl had no idea that a patent had been taken out on what was called the Prostaglandin Project. He was giving away his knowledge. There were three men who should have been listed as coinventors. But that was not done.” At about the same time, Carl’s future had already been destined to be cut short.
“When we got married, Carl already had Hodgkins lymphoma but didn’t know it yet,” Nancy said. “Early in his illness, Carl’s attitude was to fit in as much life as possible. He was full of energy and optimism.” However, Nancy said that Carl required a very independent wife and family. “Carl really dedicated his life to medicine. There was nothing more important than appropriate patient care. That kind of dedication and workaholic way left the family neglected from his presence but we could always be proud of what he was doing.” Their two daughters are now grown. But the betrayal by the professor who secretly patented the drug left Carl feeling as if his work mattered little in the contribution to improving the sight of glaucoma patients. It haunted him until his death in 2009. “When Carl knew he was going to die, he was standing at his desk and said, ‘My life’s work was stolen. Will I be remembered?’” Yes, Carl, this article is one small step to honor your life and your work. Now, your classmates from New Trier know about your accomplishments. And it makes us feel proud.
Jerry Karzen: Serving Up A Love of Tennis
since the professional playing days.” Back in his days at New What Karzen modestly Trier High School, Jerry refers to as “the tour” was actually professional Karzen was a tad shy. But those who saw him play competitions at the highest tennis knew he was an level. After being an Allexceptional athlete. American in college, he Karzen eventually played in Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. attended the University of Michigan on a tennis Open--part of the grand scholarship and faced a big slam of the tennis circuit. decision after graduation. Karzen won four national Professional tennis or a father-son titles with his dad, Richard, who passed away master’s degree in speech pathology? Karzen found a in 1996. He has won six way to do both by joining the national father-daughter professional tennis tour right titles with his daughter, out of the gate, after which Becky. With his son Brett, they have won 17 national he attended graduate school. But his heart was father-son titles in their own always in tennis. right. “I started playing in Besides Becky, tournaments when I was 11 Karzen has two other or 12 years old. I was on the daughters from his marriage tour for about three and a of nearly three decades. half years. I’ve always liked to compete so it was natural for me to follow it up with teaching [and] coaching tennis. It is what I have done
Karzen said his love of tennis began with his father. “It was great. He was the person I learned the most from and we had a lot of good times together-that’s for sure. I’ve gone full circle," he said. "I used to be the son playing in tournaments with my dad and now I’m the dad playing with my daughters and son.” Around the same time that Karzen left the tour, he got involved with the North Shore Racquet Club. He has been part-owner of the club for 33 years. He runs the club, teaches and even does some coaching at New Trier. “I’ve always enjoyed teaching. I’ve helped the boys and girls out part time for a long time and I was also the head girls’ coach for eight years.
It’s been a good fit for me overall; I really can’t complain.” Karzen clearly loves being a family man, and he brings that style into the racquet club. “I have a bunch of family working with me. My sister, Jan, is working as the manager. My brother, John, has actually been there about 15 or 20 years. And my two oldest children work there, too, which is really nice. They’re great and I can always count on them.” Looking at the future, Karzen can’t really think of anything that he would want to do differently. “I’ve always liked sports and tennis, I’ve always liked to teach and coach, I’ve always liked to play a bit, too. "When I was competing, I did a lot of traveling. I’ve been around the world a couple of times when I played professionally," the former tennis pro said. "Maybe I’m a little bit busier than I want to be and I would like more free time. But it’s better to be busy than not.” Even with his international success, New Trier is a continuing theme in Karzen's life. “I have been running a tennis camp for 33 years at New Trier. It’s like going back to high school,” he said.
Nancy Bronstein Kaplan’s Two Loves: Family and Finances
the same house in Glencoe since 1985, and loves working in futures at the Stock Exchange in Nancy Bronstein Kaplan downtown Chicago. has not followed the typical “On the personal side, road of a New Trier West both my kids live here, so grad, especially after I’m pretty lucky,” Nancy finishing college. For one said. “You know how it is, thing, Nancy had her first when everything is fine, you child not long after kind of hold your breath.” graduation. Equally Nancy said she knew important, Nancy loved the the general direction her challenge of the financial professional life would take world. Along the way, Nancy as early as her New Trier had her share of uncertainty days. “I worked at the Board about the future, went of Trade one summer in high through a divorce, and school and a couple faced the barriers of a malesummers in college,” she dominated profession. said. “I always liked math, But it certainly worked working with numbers, out. something where there is a Nancy has been married definite answer. If it is an to her second husband for answer that’s a number, it is 26 years, has two grown not theory, it is not children and two debatable, it is either right or grandchildren, has lived in wrong.”
As for being in the vanguard for the female invasion of a field which was populated and controlled by men, Nancy had given it considerable thought. “My view of the different roles men and women had [during] our parents’ generation, I thought what women did was boring,” she said. “I thought what men did seemed much more interesting. It kind of directed me to what, at the time, was a male-dominated part of the world. Even today, it seems like men and women choose different things to focus on in the business world.” Nancy’s career began with a move to northern Virginia where she worked for Mobil Oil. But after five years of spending all of her vacations heading back home to visit her family, Nancy was ready to move to Chicago. “I was divorced and a single parent,” Nancy said. “I came back to Chicago and traded on the trading floor for about five years. I
left the floor, in large part, because it was physically demanding. You had to be big and loud. I’m louder than I am big.” Looking at the future, Nancy’s plans are pretty basic. “I really consider myself pretty lucky because I don’t feel that there’s that much to do that I haven’t done. I’m not planning to move anywhere because my children and grandchildren are here. My parents were a tremendous support for us with my kids. I feel like I would like to do the same thing.” Nancy is still happy with her career. “I really like working. I work a lot. At some point I would like to work less but I don’t really think about retiring except when my husband wants me to think about it.”
Dr. Debby Moss Hoffman Berry: Healing the Animals After high school graduation, New Trier West alum Debby Moss Hoffman Berry entered University of Illinois as a Japanese major. She had spent her senior year in Japan as a Rotary exchange student. The problem was, she had become fluent in the language so it took her only two years to complete the major. Debby’s childhood dream was quite different: She wanted to become a veterinarian. “Being a vet is just something that I absolutely always wanted to do but never actually thought I would,” Debby said. But Debby switched gears and reconsidered her future. She decided to pursue veterinary school. A job in a vet’s office sealed the deal. “I loved the science classes, who knew?” Debby said. “I really enjoyed learning a different way of studying.” However, before starting her
career, Debby needed to do one thing. “I just really like L.A.,” she said. “I moved out here about three minutes after graduation, it was May 20, 1979.” Los Angeles has proven to be a very good place for Debby. She celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary and has two grown daughters. She also is the owner/veterinarian of a thriving animal hospital, Tarzana Pet Clinic. It has been a growing project for many years, and Debby said it has finally been completed. “We’ve hopefully built our final building, unless there’s an earthquake,” Debby said. “I love everything about being a vet. I love the patients. I have a wonderful staff. I love my clients (most of them). And we have a beautiful facility. It’s just the most enjoyable thing to do with your day.” Debby has one other fulltime vet working at the clinic and
another who works parttime. “I know how to be a better boss,” she said. “I’m much more comfortable with being a vet and, at this point, I’m comfortable with the niche we’ve developed.” Being a new vet is not unlike being a new doctor. You are the one who has to cover the emergencies that happen outside regular office hours. “When I first started, we would take emergencies almost every other night, getting phone calls all during the night and every other weekend.” Along the way, Debby encountered some unusual patients, mostly those of an animal trainer for motion pictures and commercials. “We worked with chimps; we worked with orangutans; we would do health checks on giraffes. It sounds a lot more fuzzy than it actually is. It’s enough to know dogs and cats and pocket pets. But I really don’t know giraffe diseases and I don’t do birds at all.”
For all the joy and satisfaction of healing animals, there is a darker side to the job. “The hardest part is handling people’s grief when we have to put an animal to sleep. Most of us own a lot of animals throughout our life. We just got our 12th dog since I was an adult, and English bulldog, our fourth bulldog.” Looking at her career choices, Debby is satisfied. “Pretty much, when I was 12 and envisioned being an adult, that’s exactly what I ended up doing. I feel unbelievably lucky. Other people work hard all their life and it is still not their passion.”
Charla Krupp: Beauty Writer Extraordinaire Charla Krupp has always known what she wanted to do since she was 11 years old. Good in English, she believed she would be an English teacher. But her mother thought her daughter would become a writer. Mothers just know. You might remember Charla as the editor of the New Trier West News. Today, she's the author of two New York Times bestsellers, "How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1000 Ways to Dress Thinner Without Dieting," and "How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look Ten
Years Younger, Ten Pounds Lighter, Ten Times Better." Charla's Early Career She also took summer jobs that included writing for a trade publication. Charla knew that she needed published clips in order to get that next job. After attending University of Illinois, she was on to the next big thing before she could reflect on her future. “I didn’t even get to go to my graduation, I had to be in New York. I won an internship at Mademoiselle Magazine to be one of their college guest editors. I feel like I never really had to look for that first job.” A series of jobs followed at some of the top magazines for young women including Seventeen. Another step on the ladder was being named editor in chief for a new publication called Talk. Unfortunately, it folded after one issue. Then along came the dream job at Glamour, where Charla became the first entertainment editor. “I got to interview everybody I ever wanted to talk to from Madonna to Cher to Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell. I really got to
shake that cage.” Charla stayed at Glamour in a variety of positions for 15 years. But even the most outwardly glamorous job has its drawbacks. Celebrities are high maintenance. They surround themselves with their posse of publicists, public relations reps and assistants. Charla said they get used to having their smallest request honored. After the initial thrill wore off, Charla said it became boring. A New Challenge There was a new publication just starting up at that same time called In Style, which featured celebrities and their homes, something many celebrities refuse to show publicly. Security is a big issue for them, so Charla said it was only the “B” list that would agree to being featured. The magazine understood the problem and changed the format to focusing on the celebrities and their personal style and beauty. Charla loved the
transition from celebs to the world of beauty. Her enthusiasm was noticed and her former mentor at Glamour wanted her back to be their new beauty director. Charla said she really was having fun at her job for In Style. But her mentor told her to name her price to return to Glamour. “So I came up with the most ridiculous figure and they said okay.” How Eve Bought Her Hamptons House The next stop on the Charla Krupp Train was a beauty internet site called Eve.com. It did so well that the owners sold it and became young multimillionaires. Charla was offered cash or stock options but after being told by a friend to always take the cash, she did just that. “It was a great thing for me because then I bought my house in the Hamptons, the house that Eve bought.” What's Next Now, on the heels of two successful beauty books, Charla and her husband of 19 years are thinking about new adventures. He is deep into writing his own book. Charla is considering a new career in television or perhaps designing a line of clothing for women over 40.
Craig Kinzer: Leading a Dramatic Life Craig Kinzer’s professional life began quite differently from what he had expected. The New Trier East graduate’s first job was as a political assistant to anchor Walter Jacobson at WBBMTV. Craig had recently graduated from Northwestern University. He soon learned that the world of television journalism, particularly when covering politics, can be so demanding that it can run a person right into the ground. Craig left quickly. Eventually, Craig decided to go to graduate school at New York University, which had a graduate-level program in theater directing. So he found himself in the best place on earth for a theater lover. He also found that directing was his strength.
A New World Perspective “Gathering interesting people and creating some sort of shared experience that is outside yourself is surprising,” Craig said. “And when that is over with or you are in the process of doing it, it makes you look at the world as if you’ve never seen it before in some way or another.” Craig spent several years in New York as the artistic director of an offBroadway company, CSC, where he directed several plays. The company was always living on the financial edge so the day came when he knew it was time to move on. In a stroke of very good luck and timing, a friend told him about an opening at Northwestern University for a tenure-track instructor specializing in directing.
It was Craig’s for the asking and he moved back to Chicago to begin what would be a long career as an associate professor at his own alma mater. I met Craig in the summer of ’70 at Northwestern when we were both theater Cherubs, a nickname lost to the ages of time, in the National High School Institute. It is a fiveweek immersion program that pulls students from across the country. Once teaching at Northwestern, Craig found himself in charge of the program, and ran it for seven years. Along the way, Craig got married and now they have two teenage children. A Change in Direction But a few years ago, Craig began to feel disconnected from his work. “Here I was, teaching my students how to be out in the world, and I hadn’t been in it in a long time. I don’t believe that theater or the academy are not the real world, it’s just that they are a fairly rare part of it. But I missed being out there."
“I am desperately afraid of being uninteresting,” Craig said. “It’s not an ego thing. It’s just the world is too interesting a place and I have loved being in a place where it unfolds itself. That was theater for a long time and certainly that was teaching for a long time.” In a complete change of direction, Craig retired from teaching and wrote a cookbook for men entitled “Men Who Cook: Journeys of Discovery in the Kitchen.” It is about, in the words of his friend and famous chef Charlie Trotter (another New Trier alum), eating as “the only central activity that every human being on the planet indulges in every day.” Craig said that he began this culinary journey as a young man. “I thought it would be a good way to seduce women. I make a cranberry risotto that would knock you over.” Today, his passion has developed into a triumverate of joyful change: cooking, sharing and eating. “I was looking at food as a series of occasions for looking at men’s life course development. There is food that’s associated with your childhood, and with adolescence, and your early adulthood, and family and aging and maturity and bounty and hard times and transitions.”
Richard Ruttenberg: Keeping Tempo from New Trier to The Simpsons Back in the day during his senior year, Richard Ruttenberg was a member of the New Trier West Jazz Ensemble.* Whenever an assembly was called, most kids would disappear. The one exception occurred when the Jazz Ensemble was playing. Then, you couldn’t even find a place to stand because everyone showed up. Those young musicians had a better chance than most at becoming professionals. The next step was college. However, Richard found that his chosen school was not all that he had hoped it would be. After a few years studying music at University of Indiana, he became restless. He got a job in a record store there and, after returning to Chicago, worked in another record store. “But it was a job and I really was not enjoying the job thing,” he said. Then Richard got a gig
playing for a duo at a nice hotel. “I was working a few hours a night, five nights a week, I was making good money and that was it for the record store. Ever since then
I have been a professional musician.” Richard moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and that is where he still lives with his wife, composer-singer Susan Marder. In 1984, Richard started doing session work, and he has never looked back. “I love sitting next to people who are so amazingly talented that you didn’t even think people like that existed when you were in your little world of jazz as a teenager. You are working with people whose names you’ve seen on records and film scores your whole life. You think, ‘Wow! Here they are and they are just a regular person.’ After you work with them for a while you think, ‘Naw, they are not a regular person. They are a genius.’” Richard has given a lot of thought to the idea of becoming a composer but the more he has worked in film and television, the less he wants to take on the non-musical part of that job. “As a musician, unlike the composer, I don’t have
to deal with the producer or the director or the suits or the network. That’s the worst part of it, the real soul-sucking part.” Although Richard enjoys composing for his own projects, he remembers what the great film composer Elmer Bernstein once said. “It’s a very good quote that describes why composers hate one part of their job. He said, ‘Everybody in film has two jobs, their own and the music.’ So that pretty much tells you.” Richard has been a session musician for some long-running television shows. “Working for Alf Clauson on ‘The Simpsons’ for 20 years has been great. In fact, I just started the next season. It’s always kind of a challenge but a fun challenge. And I got to work with two great composers on the ‘Star Trek’ shows over the years.” In the future, Richard would like to
expand his jazz performance experience. “I would love to play in one of the great jazz clubs in New York, I’ve never done that. I’d love to play in London or Paris with a small jazz band, I’ve never done that. I would like to get better; I haven’t quite done that yet.” But it is the piano that has captured Richard’s heart ever since he was a child. “It’s just the greatest thing in the world. I bow before the piano. I love it. A good day for me is spending a few hours just by myself practicing or writing. It’s the best.”
Jane McNamara: New Trier West Faculty Member “I love every day.” Those were the first words in 40 years that were spoken to me by my former Phys Ed teacher, Jane McNamara. We just called her Mac. The energy and clarity of her still-familiar voice was startling. I was surprised that she remembered me because I was one of those kids who just hated getting sweaty. I rarely listened to the rules and, when I did, I ignored them anyway. In other words, I was a PE teacher’s nightmare. Mac put up with me for four years. More power to her. Amongst the nearly 500 Class of ’71 alumni and guests at the Exmoor Country Club on September 10, 2011, mingling and having a good time was a woman who squarely belonged in the middle of the action. She could even be the most vividly remembered teacher from New Trier West.
She certainly remembers us. Now 78 years old and officially retired, Mac has refused to slow down. “I still do sports. I supervise at football games and I supervise at soccer games. And basketball, I could either do crowd control or score and time a game. I do all that and I am truly blessed.” Mac recently started a new tradition for varsity basketball players, both for men and women. Here is how she tells it. “I said, ‘Okay, for every free throw that you miss in a varsity game, you have to pay me a quarter. So we started doing that. We ended up collecting like $80. I put in the other $20 and gave $100 to Misericordia (a Chicago charity that provides services for the developmentally disabled and physically challenged). They were excited and the parents thought it was fun. It made them think when they get up there to shoot.”
With another generation now attending New Trier, there is a sense of continuity. “It keeps me young and going. Even now, somebody will say, ‘I think you taught my mom’ or ‘I think you taught my dad.’ Probably so, if they went to New Trier West because West was best.” So how was it that Mac was invited to the reunion? “I had a date for the reunion with Rob Reilly. I used to stay with him and his brother when his folks were out of town. I’ve been in touch with him ever since. He called to see if I knew there was a reunion and would I be his date. I called him back and said, ‘I am your date.’ I had so much fun, I really did.” Away from New Trier, Mac spends her time still playing sports including golf and LONG walks with a group of friends. Those activities are always followed by a rowdy dinner somewhere in the area. But Mac has made taking care of others a part
of her life. She spends a great deal of time looking in on a 96 year old friend. She takes her to lunch or doctor appointments or shopping. This connection to the outside world is more important than most people know. Of course, that is not enough. Mac also delivers meals to shut-ins in Evanston once a month. I have a feeling that Mac does much more for members of the community but didn’t want to brag. My impression of my once tough PE teacher who would shout things like,”Trossman! I KNOW you can swim! Get in the deep end and let me see you dive!”( I hated getting my hair wet) has since changed to seeing the generous and caring woman who stood up to kids like me and insisted that we do what was best for us. What a terrific role model we had right in front of our eyes. I am glad I got this chance, all these years later, to recognize it. Cheers, Mac.
In Memory To all who have departed and were unable to celebrate with us, we remember you. 2011 Jack Goose
2000 David Cook Andy Corboy Thomas W. Dickson Philip J.A. Levkovitz
2010 Marcie Fisher (O'Neill) Linda Sue Herron (Kaupert) James "Pat" O'Crowley Mary R. Olson (Clark) John Phillips
1999 Betsy Holleb (Dahl) Susan Ann Karmel Lynn White (Hoffman)
2009 Randy Bezark (Lewis) Lelon B. Bohne (White) Carl B. Camras Christie Louise Mee (Bryant)
1998 Randi DeVos (Barrentine) Linda Issacs (Ausman) 1997 Henry Brooks Marie DeGross (ShookKarlovitz) Gerald Green Bill Morris
2008 David W. Bradshaw Paul Jean Bruce G. Oliver Jim Phelan Steven Roger Traisman 2007 Michael J. Benedict Ann Dillon (Leverentz) Michael B. Lewis Rexford K. (Rex) Rosing Jane Sailor Mary Schmiel Rene A. Van Hulle 2006 Jerome Lawrence Friedman Kenneth D. Jacobson Diane Kaspar (Edgarton)
2005 Devon Jean Dewey (Smuhl) George H. (Chip) Stuhr Richard Matthew Welbourne 2004 Jeffrey Lawrence Adatto Monica Avery (Hesky) Timothy Kevin O'Donnell Claire Frances Panico Nancy Peterson (Darling) Pamela M. Rossi
2003 Pamela Gross (Schreyer) James H. Hoellerich Maureen Kelley (Hatton) Robert N. Marsh Keith Terrence Ronan 2002 Marla Permut Cathy Waldman (Frooman) 2001 Eric B. Anderson Ellen Schultz (Fox)
1996 Karin Beaufoy (Dort) Lynda S. Carlson (Nofsinger) Laurie Kaminsky Kelly Rodger Morris 1995 Steven W. Suerth Kevin Walsh 1994 Bridget "Anne" Clerkin (Karnes) Barbara Mummert
In Memory To all who have departed and are unable to celebrate with us, we remember you. 1993 John P. Grisamore Gerald Paul Seeger 1992 Jay Robert Barnett Marcus Choka Steven G. Gutnayer Caren E. Nelson (Robertson) Daniel Charles Wieland 1991 Susan Jane Dee James Hrudka 1990 Richard C. Butler Roger Alan Kipley Barbara Lapine 1989 Sally Ann Hons (Smith) 1988 Lon Barton David John Burns Kent L. Hughson 1987 Mark F. Gray Catherine Murphy 1985 Hayden Dillon Kirk Van Baerle 1984 Karen Kaye Roth (Leaders)
1982 Marilyn Horowitz (Gieseler) 1980 Pam Dwinn 1979 Kevin Ashworth Scott A. Peterson Joan Schaefer (Feldmeir) Robert H. Wieder 1977 Louise Diane Roland Eric Sluizer 1976 Chris Oliver Hartman 1975 Sally L. Bienemann (Gaspar) Michael Henslee 1974 Nicholas A. Kangles Janet Barbara Tritsch 1973 Robert Boehland Barbara Fran Cohen 1972 Janet Weinstein 1970 Laurence W. Pfaelzer
DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN Marcia E. Goodwin Pam Jirka Lon W. Ramsey Stefani Lynn Rosenberg James A. Santostefano Kay A. Shaw
Sing it loud! Sing it proud! Our sports teams led us to the top in Sports. Our cheerleaders and pom pom girls led us to sing at the top of our lungs. Here’s to the Green and Grey and the Blue and Grey!
NEW TRIER EAST
NEW TRIER WEST
Here’s to our team they’re the green and the grey. Here’s to our old New Trier. Long may her name be cherished for her fame. Loyal and ever true whatever we can do… Fighting to win is the green and the grey. And may she never fail. Proudly wave the banner for our school. Rah rah for old New Trier. Da na na na na yea New Trier. Da na na na na na yea New Trier. Rah rah rah team let’s fight, rah rah rah team let’s fight, rah rah rah team let’s FIGHT! FIGHT!!! Here’s to our team they’re the green and the grey, and may she never fail. Proudly wave the banner for our school. Rah rah for old New Trier.
Fight, Cowboys, fight, Fight on for blue and grey. Fight, Cowboys, fight, Our team will lead the way. Join in cheers for our school, Proud we'll always be, Loyal sons of New Trier, Making history. Fight, Cowboys, do your best, Bringing honor to New Trier West!
Thanks for the Memories.
A super big thank you to Super Sleuths, Betsy Scott Kimmel, Barry Gross, and Abbie Halperin Schuetze who helped track down all but 92 of our 1600 class members!
Thank you to everyone who made the memories happen but especially these people. Betsy, Barry, and Abbie are our angels...er..., Barry is Boz and the other two are angels. Together they doggedly pursued every lead from here to South America. No friend, relative, or former boss was safe. The result? They found all but 46 of our 1601 classmates. And they haven’t stopped yet....
Check out Richard Christian’s company at sedgwickproductions.com Bart (Goynshor) Shore, of WBBM Chicago and Time Warp Radio (bartshore.com) for putting together a two hour mix tape of hits From ‘64 to ’67, which we played at our Saturday night Jr. High Get Togethers from 6-7:30. Check out Bart’s internet radio station, Time Warp Radio, at www.bartshore.com Marilyn Barrett and her design partners at Ted Studios for most reunion communications and graphic design. (Except for this booklet: It was
And lest we forget.... Richard Christian of Sedgwick Productions, Chicago - for putting together the impactful video we played done by Marilyn alone, so don’t blame at the reunion. We have a link to it on Ted for its design quality). Check out our site. Click on Memory Lane. Marilyn at marilynbarrett.com and Ted at tedstudios.com
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The Reunion Committee Marilyn Barrett - Chair - New Trier West and Skokie Jr. High, Winnetka From New Trier East Barry Gross - Central with Lynn Pirruccello (Kanter)-- Avoca Dana Albers (Savocchi)-- Central Charki Dunn -- Central Florence Goldstein (Present) -- Central Kim Bjork (Lykins) -- Howard Karen Drummond (Breidert) -- Howard Kris Freeark-Zucker -- Howard Barbara Hoffman -- Howard Margie Long (Sundlof) -- Howard Nora Richter (Greer) -- Howard Cheryl Redman (Bradford) -- Locust Laurie Ellis -- Sears Jean Cutler (Appelbaum) -- Skokie Debbie Quilici (Nagel) -- Skokie From New Trier West Abbie Halperin (Schuetze)- Central Betsy Scott (Kimmel)- Skokie with Charla Krupp -- Avoca Robin Linster McQueen -- Avoca Pam Patience (McGonigal) -- Avoca Meryl Lynn Rosen(Kieca)-- Avoca Debbie Leavitt (Roof) -- Central Laurie Angsten (Kittle) -- Faith, Hope & Charity Garry Apelian -- Locust Jamie Lilienthal (Brooks) -- Locust Lynne Meyer -- Locust Bram Chill -- Skokie Mindy Hansfield (Kirsch) -- Skokie Mariette Holdredge (Blackett) -- Sunset Ridge
Remember... we do it again in 10 years! (Any volunteers to be on the 50th committee?)
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