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Australian, Icelander join Senior class by Colette Hawley and Susan Rebedeau The American Field Service student spending this year at Maine South is ,, Geoff Woodham, 16, from Orange, Australia. Geoff has been in Park Ridge for about a month and a half. Geoff is staying with the Fortney family and said he gets along with them very well. Before school started, Geoff engaged in such activities as a thirteen hour bike trip to Milwaukee and a week long camping trip with the Fortney family. In order to meet people, Geoff joined the Maine South football team He said he likes his football "mates" very much, and feels comfortable around them. . Geoff comes from a school of 800 boys. When he came here he commented, "Just to see so many foxy chicks in the halls ... it was unbelievable." When I asked about Maine South, Geoff said "It's very nice, and the people seem outgoing." But Geoff did admit there is a lot of gossip at South. As for social life here, Geoff feels there is a lot more of it than at his boarding school where he claims to have, "stayed in and studied all the time." On weekends, Geoff has gone to movies, to parties, and to Gilson Beach. At his school in Australia, there are eight periods and his schedule varies from day to day. Being used to a fortyfive minute lunch period, Geoff ' remained in the cafeteria from fourth period to five B on his first day of school here. At home, Geoff is very active in sports, playing rugby, cricket, basketball, and waterpolo. He wants to come back to America for college after he completes school in Australia. Geoff will then return to Australia to be a physiotherapist. Geoff said girls here "have pretty high morals and are interesting to talk to." He is looking forward to dating all of them. Geoff also is excited about Homecoming, although he said he would like to go by himseS so he could dance with everyone. While Geoff is here he plans to try many American foods. He especiaUy wants to try Nancy's Stuffed Pizza ~ because being stuffed is new to him. Geoff wants to have a fantastic year at South, and being such a "spunky" guy, , he definitely will. "

Give a warm welcome to the ice-man! Our local "ice-man" is Gudjon Thorsteinsson, 18, from Isafjordur, Iceland. Gudjon arrived in Park Ridge a week before school started. His host brother is Richard Rosenberg '82. His hometown of Isafjordur has the largest fishing industry in Iceland. The terrain consists of mostly lava and mountains. Gudjon mentioned there was no pollution and one could drink from any river or lake. The airplanes in Park Ridge are hard for him to get used to. At home, Gudjon coaches as well as participates in sports. A few include handball, soccer, basektball, and cross country. Travelling is another of his interests. He has already visited eleven country's and plans on visiting many more. On Friday and Saturday nights he works in a local discoteque, sometimes as a DJ, and other times as a bouncer. The school system in Iceland is very different from that of the United States. Ages 13 to 16 attend high school. College ages range from 16 to 19. For high school students, the average school day is from 8 am to 5 pm. For the college students the day starts at 8 am and continues until 7 pm. The class periods are 40 minutes long. "In Iceland we have more homework and less quizzes whereas here, there are more quizzes and less homework." Currently, Gudjon is a member of Student Council and the Basketball team. His hobbies include listening to music, reading, phsycology, going to movies, and hUdng. Gudjon admitted it is hard to adjust to Park Ridge and Maine South. The entire population of his hometown in Icland is equal to the entire student body of MS alone. It poses a challenge — but Gudjon likes challenges. "I wanted to know American, live with an American family, and go to school here. But most of all, live with an American family." "Maine South has a great school system and good teachers. Kids are nice to me. Nobody has treated me like a foreigner—they took me in well." "It is more than I expected. I didn't think everything would turn out so friendly. I am grateful everyone has treated me as an American." "You don't know me yet, but ..."

Stone replaces Feurer Everyone who knew Mrs. Stone knew her as a French teacher, but she is now the counselor in C103. Mrs. Stone was originally going to be transferred to Maine West to teach French. However, an opening was available as a counselor, so she accepted. She explained the reason for her ' decision, "I like working one on one. In teaching, trying to help some<xie individually is more difficult." J The word "different" was used by Mrs. Stone to describe counseling. She also commented on the fact that she is rearely bored. "I have spent 11 years of my life at Maine South, four here as a student and seven as a teacher," Mrs. Stone revealed. "When the time comes, I will try to help students with colleges and their

careers. This is one of the satisfying jobs of being a counselor." When asked what she liked best about being a counselor, she replied, "My own desk, and especially my own phone."

Graffiti needs talent The Creative Writing Magazine, More Graffiti "79, is organizing its first issue. More literary materials such as poems, short stories, artwork, cartoons, and puzzles are still needed. Any students interested in having their work published should submit their literature to V-106. Sales begin the week of September 17. At that time, staff members will be selling subscriptions for the cost of one dollar for four issues in the English classes.

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Maine South H.S., Park Ridge, III. _ Sept. 14, 1979

Miss Feurer appointed as new dean by Laura Olson Miss Feurer, former counselor of homeroom 103, was chosen to replace Miss Iliff as a dean of students. Miss Iliff retired at the end of the 1978-79 school year. She applied because she wanted the challenge the position offers. Her work is to counsel students in every level with last names between A and G. She says student behavior is good so far and hopes this is an indication of the rest of the year. Miss Feurer will be working with the other student deans, Mr. Adamo and Mr. Bitta, toward mutual goals. These are to

reduce student disbehavior through working with cronic offenders, and heloing students to recognize their responsibilities. The deans share the feeling that Hamlin Gate should be kept open. They are working together with the Park Ridge City CouncU and police to keep down infractions. Miss Feurer will remain as assistant swim team coach. She enjoys working with students in a coaching capacity. She would like students to feel free to come and see her and discuss any issues and problems.

student Council plans Homecoming activities by Maria Glanes Maine South students can look forward to an evenful weekend of festivities during Homecoming, October 5-6. The theme is "Sweet 16", commemorating the sixteenth Birthday of Maine South. Carla Rendina, '80, Homecoming Committee Chairperson, has been planning these events along with Student Council since the beginning of school. A bigger and better Homecoming Carnival will be held Friday from 4:30 to 9:30. The Carnival booths will be sponsored by various organizations. A traditional Firelight Pep Rally, sponsored by the Pep Qub, will take place that night. Adding excitement to the evening will be the music of the M.S. Pep Band. "The Homecoming Parade, starting at 10:00, will march through Park Ridge on Saturday morning. Represented in the parade will be Class floats. Marching Band, Hawkettes, Pep Club, Cheerlead-

ers, Homecoming Queen Candidates, Administration, Orchesis, Tri-M, M.S. Trainer's Club, Music Boosters AFS, and last year's Queen. This year's float judges will be Dr. Clyde Watson and Mrs. Paul Bma. An exciting time of Homecoming is the seletion of the Queen and her court. The Queen will be announced between the Sophmore and Varsity game. "The Homecoming Dance, "Celebrate me Home" culminates the weekend activities. The dance is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., and will feature the band Bush Wack. Senior Class Vice-President Margaret Hikido said," Homecoming is a great lime for everyone to have fun and also a time to get involved in the activities. Although Senior Class sponsors the dance, if anyone has extra time, we'd appreciate any assistance in decorating the gym. We're looking forward to seeing everyone."

3 students talk about their experiences abroad by Janet Shamlian Ann Marie Clark flew to Zofingen, Switzerland, for her summer visit as an AFS student. Ann described Zofingen as an old, beautiful town of about 9,000. Ann's host family consisted of her father, mother, a brother, 14, and a 16year-old sister. Ann became very close to her sister who spoke good English, and she described her brother as an avid tennis player. Ann's dad was a layout editor for a publishing conyjany and her mother was a housewife who enjoyed knitting and entertaining. Ann discovered that the people of Switzerland were very conservative. Swiss-German was the native language, and Ann said that the language barrier did cause problems at times. Ann described families as being very closeknit.

She added that she had learned to be much more independent from the experience as well as more open-minded. AFS student Mark Curtis spent his sunmier in Bursa, Turkey. Mark's host family included a 23-year-old married brother and two brothers aged 8 and 18. Mark's host father worked at a bank and his mother was a housewife an an excellent cook. Mark said that he loved the food, which was mainly a lot of starches and vegetables.

were broadcast in turkish and therefore were hard for him to understand. There was a lot of plays, live music and folk dancing on TV. Mark added that he played backgammon a lot during his stay. Mark said that he learned to be more patient this summer as his host parents did not speak English. Mark also said that he learned to lead more of a relaxed life, without having to do something all of the time. AFS student Carolyn Quinn spent her The native language was Turkish. Only summer in Lenart, Yugoslavia in the Mark's 18-year-old brother spoke En- profidence of Slovenia. Carolyn's home glish. was in an area in the country with mounA typical day in Turkey for Mark was tains, farms and vinyards. spent going to work with his brother and The family she stayed with had a sitting around in the evenings. Mark watched television shows including mother who worked for the local Baretta, Mrs- Columbo, and The Love government, and a father who was a Boat Mark added that the programs grade school math teacher. Two daugh-

ters, age 16 and 17 were good company for Carolyn. The native language spoken was Slovinian, but Carolyn's host family did speak fairly good english. Carolyn described her family as being very warm and generous. Carolyn said that she learned to be more open minded as a result of her trip.

The Physicists begin The tryouts for the play "Physicists" were held last week. "The cast includes: R. J. Coleman as the inspector, Mike Harris as Newton, Scott Stewart as Mobious, and Diane Rogowski as the doctor in charge of the institution. The stage manager is Cliff Taylor and the student director is Laurie Streff.

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Closing LRC's affects students, teachers by Peter Kaeding This year the LRC's of Maine South have been closed up, and this wiU affect many students and teachers as a result. In past years the LRC's have been a place for teachers to assist students who need help in subjects such as history, math, and English. Many students and teachers are quite distressed by the closings. The Administration would favor LRC," stated Mr. Robert Somonson, Assistant Principal, "but due to declining enrollment and state aid they are one of the first things we have to cut back. Students who used LRC's in the past should arrange to see teachers at 3:40 for their help." Mr. Somonson also pointed out that inflation has been a problem for South. Since teachers have to be paid for the LRC the same amount that they wouldif they were in a classroom, it is more efficient to place them with a regular class. In the LRC there were sometimes only a few students, whereas in the classroom there are thirty. The cost of keeping one LRC open for a school year was $30,000. Mr. Joseph Elliott, Mathematics Chairman, said, "When the Mathematics

LRC program was initiated, the primary purpose was to provide assistance to students who were having difficulty in mathematics. It is our opinion and the opinion of many students that this objective has been met with outstanding success." Over 10,000 student periods have been spent in the Math LRC. Use of the LRC tended to be used more by underclassmen than by upperclassmen. Mr. Marian Davis, English Chairman, felt that it was especially beneficial to freshmen who are less familiar with the subjects. Juniors and seniors are more independent of this help. "It was a serious loss for the school, since it performed a valuable educational service for a large number of teachers and a larger number of students," Mr. Otto Kohler, HistoryLanguage Chairman, expressed. Some had a question of values in the decision made to close the LRC's. Mr. Arthur Rossetti, English teacher, responded, "In this case it is money dictating, not students and teachers communicating." "There are a lot of students who need extra help in subjects like English and history, " Miss Lucille Wright, English

teacher said, "'And closing the LRC cuts off a valuable avenue to that help." Added Mr. Darrell Dickey, Math instructor, "Many students have benefited from it in the past." Jim Muenzer, '81, remarked, "I think it's really quite bad." Not everyone is going to miss LRC, however. JuUe Hultberg, '80, stated, "I

don't like math, and seeing I haven't been in it for 2 years it doesn't affect me." Cost was the main reason that the LRC was closed. The real question is whether money should be allowed to dictate our Uves. It is not an easy question to answer.

Hm sdiim decide Keut goitCft by Lisa O'Connor, Commentary Editor The new school year inspires new goals and new enthusiasm for new projects. The Southwords Editorial Board also brings a fresh approach to the new year; that is, a unique format and style for the newspaper. Each individual editor has goals for her own page. Sue Rebedeau, News Editor, plans to track down stories that have special appeal to the student body. "I'd like the news to be more exciting; I want to print what students want to read," says Sue. For the commentary page I would like to see more student correspondence in letters to the editor. I would also encourage editorials that take a stand on issues that affect students, but are not exclusively school-related. I would like to broaden the scope of commentary. Mary Beth Coudal, Features Editor, wants more definition in feature writing. She intends to assign articles that are either on the light, humorous side, or articles that focus on problems that average students encounter. "Variety is the spice of life" and "Dare to be different" will guide feature stories. Julie Langdon hopes to satisfy more sports fans as Sports Editor by getting better coverage of sports events and striving for quality writing in the stories. She also hopes that coaches, in particular, will be happy with sports reporting. Editor-in-chief Scott Erickson wants "excellence in journalism" for Southwords through better photograph quality and less biased reporting. Other goals are to raise the student interest level and to have a memorable senior issue. The editors of Southwords have high standards for the newspaper which can be met with student cooperation. Letters to the editor, suggestions, and story ideas are welcomed by the staff. The Southwords office is V-106.

Letters need signatures by Scott Erickson In the past, Southwords has given its readers the chance to complain to the publication staff on various matters. Whether it was a complaint about our publication or about the school's administration, we have tried to publish as many of these complaints as possible. Uriortunately, many of these letters cannot be published because no name has been included with the letter. We cannot print a letter if we don't know who wrote it for two reasons. One is that we believe that if you wrote the letter you should stand by it. The other is so we can better determine whether any of the letter's contents are libelous. If a student wants to write a letter, but does not wish his name to be published, he should write his name under his letter and tell us he does not wish to have his

Forum: Can old couples be new friends? Sometimes girls and guys can feel adults, there's no reason why not." insecure after a break-up. The couple Debbie Wyatt '80, "It's not impossible may be unsure of how to handle thew to be friends if they both understand frienship! relationship. This week's what the situation was and is." forum question may help: "Can a couple Ted Bales '82, "It's hard. I don't think maintain a friendship after they they can be close friends, but they can be breakup?" casual, passing friends. It's not always Kathy Fichera '83, "I think they can be the case, though." Dan Fagerson '83, "It depends how friends. If they act like two mature long they've been going out and why they broke up. I think each situation is different." Bill Glennon '80, "Yes, it's possible. Th* ofllcial student ntwifupcr o< Maine Township But, if it's a one-sided break, there will High School South. Parii Ridge, Illinois 60068. probably be hurt feelings between Written end edited 13 timea each year by students ol them." the high school- Subscriptions included with activity ticket, purchased separately at S3.00 per year, or Jodi Chidester '81, "It takes a while to hidiirldually for 20<. <Prleed higher for Issues o( more get used to their company. If both are in then 4 pages.) favor of the break-up, it's easier. But if Editorin-Chiel -. Scolt Erickson News Editor , , ^.-... Su« RetjBdeau it's one-sided, it's much harder. One Commentary EcBtor r•i• L»sa O'Connor wants to be friends, but the other may Features Editor Mary Belh Coudai want more. So, sometimes there's a little Sports Editor JtiHe l.angdon Copy Editor Katie Reif pressure." Art Editor Laura i.arson Debbie Doherty '81, "It depends why Photo Editors Phil Collin. Sean Reilly Pholographers Judy Fichera. Mary Fichera. they break up. If it's a mutual break-up, Roger Gunderson, Randy Rogers. Kathy Fanchi you can carry on a friendly relationship. Artists Cheryl Feth. Laura Pavese. The friendsMp usually won't last if it's Gay SeRergren Reporters Kathy Buckley Cindy Collman. one sided." Laura Coyne. Beth Fogarty. Mana Gtanes. Walter Petruska '81, "Yes, I don't see CoHette Hawiey. Peter Kaeding, Mart< Keenan, why they shouldn't be friends. Just Chris Kowots, Usa i-arsen. Jim McGlade. Sue McLendon, Jarmine Migala. Sheryl Mooney. because they stopped seeing each other, Tom Numrych. l^ura Olson, Sandy Rienhardt, or have disagreements, doesn't mean Lori Rydz. Paul Samtxjrshi, Janet Shamlian, they shouldn't continue the friendship Marty SooslotI Lisa Sopats. Scott Stuart Tom Sebastian. Jim Vail. Donna Wallace, and help each other." Nancy Zuegel Rich Misch '81, "Sure, it depends if


they want to remain friends or not. They've just got to work something out. No sense in discontinuing a friendship, they've spent so much time together it's normal to continue." Kathy Corthinos '81, "If you really care enough for the other person, for sure you can be friends." Jo Novak '80, "It depends how and why they broke up. Usually they don't stay friends, but I think it's possible if they both sit down and discuss it, rather than yeU." Tony Taghavore '80, "If there were bad feelings when they broke up, they should be friends, but it'll take a while. If it was mutual then they should become better friends than before." Steve Kriekel, 80, "It depends if they both agreed to break-up. If they understood each other, it's possible." Todd Fauth '81, "Yes, it's possible. It depends on how long they were going out." Megan McCarthy '82, "At first it's kind of hard to accept the fact they're not going out anymore, but once they get used to it then I think they can remain friends." Most students thought that every situation was different and gave their answers according to separate situations. On the whole, though, most students are optimistic about potential relationships.

name revealed. Of course, the editorial staff reserves the right to turn down any letter which we feel is in bad taste. We recently received a letter with no name, so we cannot print the letter in its entirety. But what we can do is to summarize what the letter said and comment on the complaint that was enclosed. The complaint involved the last issue of Southwords. The letter said that the editors of last year's paper were biased in their choices for senior wills in that a majority of them were written by publication staff members. The letter also went on to complain that editor-inchief Dan White was selected as one of the "unsung heroes." The first complaint was reasonable, for after studying the issue this year, we found that staff members were given an unfair advantage as far as senior wills were concerned. But the second complaint was totaUy without grounds. Dan White deserved that award as much as anyone else who received it. Dan was active in baseball, soccer, Southwords, and was on the hwior roll and in National Honor Society. If in the future, any of our readers wish to submit a letter to the editor, it should be dropped off in V-106.

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If at first you don't succeed... keep at it! Weak knees, a rapid heart beat, loss of Breath and sweaty palms may all seem like sure signs of your reaction when seeing your true love across a crowded hallway. But really, these are just a few of the common symptoms of the dreaded Butterfly in Stomach disease. (The old B.S. for short.) We all face this ailment at one time during each day. It is the loss of selfconfidence we feel when confronted with aompetition of any kind, (although often not as extreme as the previously mentioned type.) While many students try out for sports, ^lays, clubs, office positions, job interview, etc.; they are faced with the B. S. syndrome. We've all heard that "Competition is healthy. It's not whether you win or lose.

but how you play the game." These cliches look good on paper but how realistic are they in this "Rat race of a dog-eat-dog world?" As Mike Harris '81, put it, "It's not if you succeed or fail, it's how much you can pay the judge." On a hopefully more serious note, he added that "before you trj* out you don't know what the competition will be like so you are nervous before you get there. And once you get there you have to forget about nerves, because if you want something bad enough you can get it." Scott Stuart '80 says, "Competition is good. If you have nothing or no one to beat, then you really won't improve. If you don't make something at first, you have to remember you'll always get a second chance. It may not be the same

thing but it'll always be as good or maybe even better." Mary Thavis '82 claims, "A lot of times you get second thoughts and it's easy to lose your self confidence at try-outs. It's just too easy, so you have to fight that feeling." "If it's something you want bad enough you won't cop out. Besides, anything that

comes loo easy, isn't always worth getting or trying out for. You have to fight for the important things. If it comes too easy you don't appreciate it anyway." John Coudal '82 summarized competition at Maine South by stating simply, "Our school is number one and everyone wants to keep it that way, in everything."

Seniors top of the pile? by Colette Hawley One morning I woke up to find myself a senior. It was the first day of school; the moment of triumph had finally arrived. With my head held high and not a care in the world I walked into Maine South with a feeling of confidence and power. . There I was, finally one of the leaders. The top of the pile. My past years seemed real to me, yet far away. Now it was me and my peers that the rest would look up to... Me! My Peers??? Impossible. I felt as though I could be a freshman. Then I thought a bit more and tried to compare myself as a freshman and as a senior. I had grown physically but more importantly, emotionally. My attitudes towards school and the people here had changed drastically since my beginning years at South. It had gone from being concerned about what people thought and said about me, to not caring about every little thing everyone has to say. That's the biggest change. It just doesn't matter my

senior year. I can't care anymore about the thousands of criticisms and cutdowns because they just don't matter. There is no way to please everyone at this school, more importantly, there is yourself. That is why this year if I feel like walking down the haU with a bag on my head while singing a loud chorus of "My Sharona" then I will. And when all the people say "I'M SURE!!" I will say nothing but laught to myself because of their prudishness. After all, even when you are a Senior you are not that old or that mature. Believe me, we all have a long way to go, so we may as well act immature while we're supposed to. Three years ago I woul^'t have had the nerve to tell anyone this, but now, my senior year I offer it to anyone who wants to read it. If you choose to say "I'm sure! She doesn't care!" Then I'm sorry to see you got nothing out of this. But to those of you who understand this, then ... well, have a great year!

Hawl(ettes get Idcks out of college camp Eight Maine South Hawkettes attended d drill team camp at Rockford College this summer. The girls learned routines and competed against drill teams from Illinois and several other states. The Hawkettes were awarded two tropies during the camp. One was for the disco routine they performed, and the other was given for acquiring the most award ribbons during an evaluation. The girls were also awarded a spirit pom for cooperation on the first day of the fourday camp. Captain Debbie Wyatt said that many of the routines they learned will be used during their performances this year. Hawkette Maria Gianes was selected as one of three outstanding dancers at *he camp. Awarded a trophy, she was

selected on the basis of stage presence, dance ability and spirit. Hawkettes attending the camp included Colleen Crowley, Natalie DeZanek, Darlene Eckel, Maria Gianes, Co-captain Jean Papuga, Captain Debbie Wyatt and Sandy Dzienkanski. The Hawkettes are sponsored by Miss Barbara Bobrich.


By eight o'clock every morning the halls are packed with people. Two lanes of traffic slowly jam the homerooms and hallways. The linoleum is steadily wearing down. Eventually one may be able to see the old garbage dump slowly cropping up under the worn floor. Why do people walk around, and where are they going? These were just two of the questions I was asked to probe. Finding the answers to these questions was rather difficult, since two-thirds of the Freshmen were in homeroom by ten to eight. Harold Castaneda, '83, was, however, available for comment, despite his somewhat hesitant manner. He simply said that walking around before homeroom had become routine for him. Many other Frosh weren't even sure

what Southwords was. Maureen Barry, '82, replied, "I walk around to talk to my friends, and I always walk with a bunch of kids, we did it last year too." Skip Topel '81, said simply that, "It was something to do every morning." He estimated that he walks around the complex about 4 times. Karen Zybora, '80, also walks around the halls about 3 or 4 times every morning. She told Southwords that while walking around she gets to "meet new people and talk to her friends." From the information gathered, one can come to the obvious conclusion that walking around before homeroom is the "social event of each day." Besides providing "something to do," it also gives everyone a chance to wake-up and get a little exercise.

ACT, big tests waiting for you juniors by Katie Reif Somewhere along the line someone discovered a topic which all juniors and seniors dreadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; those "big tests." Along with many other things, we tend to place these tests at the bottom of our lists under, "things to avoid and forget."

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Unfortunately, the time will eventually come for juniors and seniors to take them. It is a good idea to plan ahead and to know when the test are coming up. The following is a schedule which includes the test days available at Maine South. "There are, however, other opportunities to take them, but at another Maine school. If interested, check with your counselor. ACT Dates Saturday, Oct. 20 (Seniors) Saturday, Feb. 16 (Seniors)

Kermit hits Hollywood by Karen Yates "The Muppet Movie", a lighthearted family film that deals with the world of the Muppets and how it began, has only one flaw. Miss Piggy, the wisecracking star of this movie, does not make her entrance until the film is a third of the way through. This is unfortunate, because Miss Piggy is one of the main reasmis why "The Muppet Movie" is so funny. The movie begins with Kermit the frog leaving his home in the swamps to become rich and famous in Hollywood. Along the way he meets up with Fozzie Bear in "El Sleazo Cafe". He also becomes the target of an assasssination plot by Doc Hopper, the owner of a fried frog legs fast food chain. Kermit then spots Miss Piggy at a county fair beauty contest and it is love at first sight. From then on "The Muppet Movie" is a laugh-a-minute straight through to the end.

Saturday, Apr. 12 (Juniors) PSAT/NMSQT Saturday, Oct. 27 (Juniors) SAT/ACH Saturday, Nov. 3 (Seniors) Saturday, Dec. 1 (Seniors) Saturday, May 3 (Juniors) The Advanced Placement Tests for juniors and seniors will be held from May 12 thru May 16. Times are to be scheduled. These tests are not required; they are taken striclty voluntarily. However, many colleges and universities require the ACT and SAT as part of your college admission. If you are not familiar with the tests, or for what purpose they serve, the following brief description should help. PSAT/NMSQT- This test evaluates the student's various strengths and weaknesses, estimates your performance of the SAT, and predicts your possible academic achievement in college. ACT- The ACT is helpful in determining whether or not you could be considered an Illinois State Scholar. Universities and colleges look over the test scores to aid them in selecting students. High scores on these tests are a definite plus to those students hoping for certain types of scholarships. It is recommended that students take the ACT in April or June of their junior year, and the SAT in March, May, or June of their junior year. Applications and further explanation are both available in the Career-Resource Center. Good Luck!

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MS Gridmen to clash with Warriors by Janet Staamlian Defeated in their first game of the 1979 season, the Hawk's Varsity Football Team is still looking very optimistic about the season, according to team member Greg Tomrose. The Hawks will try for their first win tonight against Maine West at 6:30 p.m. in a nonconference game. South was crushed by the Hersey Huskies last Friday night in Arlington Heights, 26-0. Players attribute the loss to inexperience and a solid Hersey offense and defense. "There was only one JV game last year," commented fullback Mike O'Grady, who is currently out of play with a knee injury. "Anyone that did not play on varsity last year is a little out of practice." Quarterback Pat Sullivan said, "Hersey was a tough team. They played a different type of defense than we did. I don't really feel that we were ready. We have to work a little harder than we have been." South had only five first downs compared to twelve by the Huskies. "We're predominately a running club," commented head coach Mr. Robert Schmidt, "but with quarterback Pat Sullivan, we'll throw the ball." Apparently Schmidt is not the only one who feels confident about Sullivan. Greg Tomrose added. "We have a lot of talent in Sullivan, He can do a lot for us."

Sullivan is a returning letterman who started in two games as a junior. "He's been working on his passing this summer and it really shows," said Schmidt. "He has been looking good at practice." "I know that we'll be passing the ball a lot more this year," said Sullivan. "We have three great receivers in John Lytle, Jim Sullivan and Mark Paulik. I feel that they will do a super job for us this season." There are only three returning starters from last year's team, which had a 7-2 record: Letterman and all-conference light end Mark Paulik, lettermen Vem Johnson, and linebacker Dan McGovem. "Over 60 guys came out for the team this year," commented Schmidt. Twothirds of the squad are juniors, but most of the starters will be the seniors. As of now, just two juniors are expected to be starters: offensive tackle Greg Tomrose and defensive end Brian Scheutze. Sullivan commented that there are no superstars this season. "We practice as a team, we play as a team, we win as a team and we lose as a team." Maine South changed divisions this year in the Central Suburban League's Realignment. South has moved from the south division to the north division. The division shifts are made to keep the competition varied. The north division includes such powerhouse teams as New Trier East, Deerfield and Evanston. Other teams in the division include Niles

Hawks to battle NTW by Kathleen Buckley Competing in their first conference meet of the season, the girls swim team will seek out a victory tonight. For the varsity and J. V. squads, tonights meet against New Trier West will offer great competition for all. However, Miss Dawn Butler, head coach, believes the Hawks can bring home another victory. Opening their season last week, the team swam to double victories. Defeating the Glenbrook South steadily last Friday, our Hawks went on to win a first place Saturday at the Fremd Relays. The team captured six out of twelve events at the relays. Facing the girls swim team this year is the changing of conferences, "it is an unfortunate circumstance that we are now with last year's State Champs. But we have lots of talent, and we know that we are better than the other schools except New Trier East," coach Butler explained. The team gained lots of talent when they received five new varsity freshmen. The four frosh who are on the swim team are Marci Brown, Noreen Nc â&#x20AC;˘ cross, Colleen Gillespie, and Chris Chaconas. The Diving team gained freshman Janine Engel. "We are very pleased," Coach BuUer said about the newcomers, "we knew they were coming, and we knew they were talented. We al? like their attitudes, and they're good for v - team." When asked aboui ^le teams overall attitude, BuUer believes it is one to 'wait and see' about. "They have to find out if the hard woric pays off. Already, most of them have seen what can happen in our first meet That is encouraging", she

explains. The outlook for the Hawks seems to be a good one, according to their coach. "This is the best season for each girl," Butler said. "I know that will happen." The swim team has added a couple of new people to the staff. The diving team has been given Mr. Riccitelli as their new coach. Mrs. Dranoff is helping the varsity swim team gain a positive competitive attitude through psychology. Miss Feurer has been given the new responsibility of the morning programs. The J. V. is being coached by Miss Goll. "J. V. has a lot of enthusiasm and lots of potential," Goll said of her squad. Team co-captains Cheryl Roberts and Kathleen Buckley commented on this years team, "This years team seems to be much more unified. We are closer, friendlier, more spirited, and we are all looking forward to this year's season. This year's team is like one we have never had beforeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;talent wise and together wise."

East, Niles West and Waukegan West. Pat Sullivan said, "I think that our new division is a lot tougher, but I still believe that we're going to have an awfully good season. Hersey was a non-conference game. It is in the past and it's not bothering us anymore. It is our first

"We're going to shoot for the championship," Schmidt said, "one game at a time."

Quarterback Pat Sullivan eludes an onrushing Huskie defenseman in the Hawks' recent confrontation with Hersey High School, (photo by Mike Huyler)

At Homewood-Flossmoor, Saturday, Another team participating in an inbeginning at 9 a.m. with the girls, the vitiational this weekend is the girls Cross country team will compete in an tennis team. The meet commences at invitational. The boys will run at 10 a.m. 8:30 a.m. at Arlington High School.

Kickers to attack West

by Tom Numrych South's varsity soccer team will play the Maine West Warriors tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. This will be the Hawks second home game. Mr. Tilley, the varsity soccer coach, said that it should be a good game. He was confident his team would win. Last year, the Hawks beat the Warriors twice, one game which went into a fourth overtime before the Hawks finaUy scored. Maine West has a new soccer coach this year, so it should be an interesting game. Last year, the Hawks had a record of 13-4-2. This year nine lettermen and one starter from last year are returning. Also, Marty Leever, a sophomore, has made the varsity team. This is the larg-

est squad Mr. Tilley has ever had at Maine South. For their team captain, they have picked Mark Curtis. Mr. Tilley said there is a lot of balance with in the team, but it is too early to teU what the season outlook will be like. The two toughest teams the Hawks will play are Evanston and New Trier East. Last year, Evanston was second in state. Maine South has never beat Evanston, but they have tied them. The Hawks beat Schurz last Monday, 41. Marty Leever scored the first goal, assisted by Kurt Wessel. Mark Dudko made both the second and the third goal. He was assisted by Dan Szumal on the second goal. Mark Curtis scored the final goal.

Cross Country to compete in Invitational by Sheryl Mooney The Maine South cross country teams hit the road tomorrow morning to compete in the Homewood-Flosamore Invitational. The team started its season on September 6, with a meet against Fremd and Forest View. This is the first year that a state meet is planned for the girls. As a result, most of the cross country meets involve the boys and girls. The girls defeated Fremd, 27- 30 (lower score wins) and

were defeated by Forest View, 22-33. Kathy Dude crossed the line in second place with a time of 12:55 and right behind her was Gail Baldoni in third with a lime of 12:58. Not too far behind were Laurel and Dawn Kasicki who finsihed eighth and ninth, respectively. The boys likewise split the meet, defeating Forest View, 25-32, and losing to Fremd, 15-50. Dave Phillips led the Maine South troop with a time of 16:37 in eighth place, followed by Tim Crowe in ninth place

Girls' Tennis hopeful for success

Carolyn Szumal, first seed In varsity singles, smashes a serve against her Glenbrook South opponent, (photo by Sean Reilly)

conference game that's going to count when we play Evanston on September 21. That's when it all begins."

by Laura Coyne Carolyn Szumal Long, hard practices are just the beginning of another successful season for the girls' tennis team. Both coaches are optimistic about the new year. Coach Joyce Albrecht stated, "Practices are going well and I am very pleased with the outlook of the team." When asked about the attitude of the team. Coach Bill Lange replied, "We have a very good enthusiastic group of gals this year." Last year's results from the tennis team were very convincing. The varsity squad placed third in their division and junior varsity an impressive first. The team is in the Northem Division of the Central Suburban League this year. Coach Lange added. "This division will

be of much higher quaUty and a greater challenge." "Because of the amount of talent, the line-up is a tough job. Some positions are going to be hard to fill," continued Coach Albrecht. Both coaches especially feel the doubles slot will be harder to fill because of the many good singles players. Like any other team, the girls' tennis team needs support. Miss Albrecht and Mr. Lange hope that both students and parents will come out to cheer the girls on. One team in the division will be especially tough, Coach Albrecht reveals the team to beat is New Trier East. As far as the team is concemed, the competitors may be getting tougher, but the girls will work that much harder to stay ahead.

with a time of 16:50, Last Saturday, the teams competed in the Maine West Centers Meet, a 24-team invitational. The girls ran to an overall * third place finish, missing second place honors by only one point. They had a total 143 points. The boys finished in eighteenth place. The girls are in their second year of existence. Due to increasing popularity, officials introduced the first girls cross country conference. This year, the first state meet will be held. Four girls who lettered last year are returning again this year. They are: juniors Sue Brown and Dawn Kasicki; sophromes Gail Baldoni and Laurel Kasicki. Senior Kathy Dude was not on the team last year, but brings added strength to the girls. As for the boys, Dave Phillips is the only returning letterman. Coach John KUcullen hopes the sophomores from last year, who had a fine season, will move up to the varsity and give the team its need- ed strength. He has confidence in the girls, adding, "They are strong, consistent runners, , they run together and are a young strong team." With the Homewood-Flossmore Invitational coming up. Coach Kilcullen predicts that the girls should finish up among the top teams out of the possible 24 schools. As for the boys. Coach Kilcullen hopes to see improvement and possibly finish higher up in this invitational.

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