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Senior Issue June 4, 1993


Maine South H.S. Park Ridge, IL

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Awards night honors South's

Applied Technology Patrick Krzyzak

Art Kristen L. Lorenz

Business Margaret L. Young

Outstanding seniors of the class of 1993 were honored at Maine South's 29th Senior Honors Night on May 26, in the Clyde K. Watson Auditorium. Following a musical prelude played by Mr. David Clark, science teacher at Maine South. Principal Dr. Thomas Cachur congratulated the class and introduced Senior Class President R. J. De La Cruz, who introduced award presenters. The program included presentations of college, university, and special scholarhsips, academic, and athletic awards. Department award winners were also named and their pictures appear on these two pages. College, University, & Special Several colleges awarded students with academic as well as athletic scholarships: Miami University Athletic Award, Mark J. Sroka; Southeast Missouri State University Foundation Leadership Award, Andrea C. Rundblad; University of Notre Dame Athletic Award, Jeffrey J. Kilburg; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Club of Chicago, Kathryn V. Michal; Eastern Illinois University Athletic Award, Clinton I. Faldetta; Valparaiso University Presidential Scholarship, Cheryl M. Bratu. Michigan State University Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources Scholarship, Bradley E. Thompson; Drake University Presidential Scholarship, Charla M. Johnson; Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Honors Scholarship, Alison P. Begor; Denison University Thomas Ewart Scholarship, Paul K. Henderson; De Pauw University Honors Scholarship, Matthew A. Staniec; Marquette University Honor Scholarship and Greater Chicago Scholarship, Laura L. Makula; Mar-

English Ann M. Gortner

quette University Scholarships, Jon S. Anto, Carolyn Bilson; Teikyo Marycrest University Henderson Scholarship, Renee L. Russo; De Paul University Minority Scholarship, Sheila Gonzalez; DePaul University Dean's Education Award, Joan F. Hoffman; De Paul University Presidential Scholarship, Lidia Sabljic; University of Illinois-Urbana Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship, Irene Walsh; Roosevelt University Talent Award, Edward J. Eicker; Bradley University Dean's Scholar Awards, Megan M. Sliwa, Bridget K. Ford, Kristen L. Neisler; University of Dayton Dean's Academic Scholarship, Kristine M. Cassin. Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Arts Award, Melanie J. Keller; Milliken University Talent Award, Kristen A. Schaefer; University of Miami Jay F. W. Pearson Academic Scholarship Christopher Brandenburg; Arizona State University ASU Sun Devil Scholarship, Rogelio J. De La Cruz; Loyola University Presidential Scholarships, Richard A. Stasiek, Jennifer L. Kostolansky; Loyola University Academic Scholarship, Natalie Kukuruza; Elmhurst College Talent Award, Justin J. Myers. Knox College Academic Scholar Award, Mary Francis Gavin; Augustana College Honor Scholarship, Elisabeth N. Zorn; Carthage College Presidential Scholarship and Robert Todd Scholarship, Kurt R. Kuever; St. Norbert College John F. Kennedy Award, Amy B. Hanson; Bethel College Bethel Foundation Scholarship, Steven L. Johnson; Beloit College Moral Obligation Scholarship, Lee M. Deines; Rosary College Honor Scholarship and International Studies Scholarship, Renata T. Ganday; St. Joseph's

Foreign Language Renata T. Ganday

Home Economics Meggan E. Miller

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outstanding seniors of 1993 College Athletic Grants, Melissa A. Ponticelli, Mark D. Kufner; Claremont McKenna College McKenna Achievement Award, Ryan M. Sipkovsky. Thirteenth District General Assembly Scholarships, Marc A. Mazzuca, Gina M. Gottlieb, Kathleen Lyons; Drs. Aral and Gartner Scholarship, Bradley E. Thompson; Joseph Blazek Foundation Scholarship, Kathryn V. Michal; Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships, Joel M. Gregie, Marc A. Mazzuca; Chicago Tribune Scholarship, Natalie Kukuruza; Chicago Teachers Union Scholarship, Marc A. Mazzuca; Fel-Pro Scholarship, Brant D. Palmquist; ITW Corporation Scholarship, Edward J. Eicker; Chicago Roofing Association Scholarship, Kathryn V. Michal; Steven McKenzie Memorial Scholarship, Edward J. Eicker; Lutheran General Hospital Service League Scholarship, Kristen L. Neisler; Park Ridge Art League Scholarships, Tobi Ann Shane, Gus Tsatsakis; Persistance of Vision Scholarship, Timothy Farrell. National and State Several students received National Merit recognition on Senior Honors Night: National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students, Kristine M. Cassin, Ann M. Gortner, Christine A. Mytko, Anna M. Nommensen, Ryan M. Sipkovsky, Matthew K. Smolka, Kyung W. Yoo; National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists, Dan R. Berko, Joel M. Gregie, Marc A. Mazzuca, Brenda F. Saavedra, Hyun J. Shin, James C. Spindler, Richard A. Stasiek, Sean K. Watkins; The National Merit Scholarship, Brenda F. Saavedra; AON Corporation, Kathryn V. Michal; Calmer L. Johnson/John W. Leslie

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ITW Merit Scholarship, Richard A. Stasiek; Northwestern University Merit Scholarship, Dan R. Berko. Other scholarship awards included: Evans Scholarship, Scott W. Edwards; Tom Ziemek Memorial Scholarship, Anthony S. Feiter, IOTA Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Grace Chapman Recruitment Grant, Kristine M. Cassin; Sixth Congressional District Senior High School Essay Contest, Brenda F. Saavedra; DAR Good Citizen Award, Krisitin A. Reardon; SAR Award, Keith M. Verisario; Park Ridge Panhellenic Club Scholarships, Amy L. Bachmann, Sarah C. Kaufman, Kathleen B. Lyons, Kathryn V. Michal; Helen Dobbins MTA Scholarship, Ann M. Gawne; Ralph J. Frost Scholarship, James C. Spindler; Harry Shaw Scholarship, Christian A. Larsen; Maine South Mothers' Club Scholarship, Jean M. Bax, Dan R. Berko, Christopher Bradenburg, Tarak Chokshi, Georgia Giakoumis, Gina M. Gottlieb, Joel M. Gregie, Melissa A. Hagenauer, Paul K. Henderson, Joan F. Hoffman, Justine N. Isbaner, Sarah C. Kaufman, Molly R. Kilmer, Yasmine A. Kiss, Amber L. Kosmicki, Kathleen B. Lyons, Marc A. Mazzuca, Kathryn V. Michal, Meggan E. Miller, Christine A. Mytko, Anna M. Nommensen, Keryn E. Pasch, Renee L. Russo, Chika Saeki, Hyun Jin Shin, Steven J. Silarski, Ryan M. Sipkovsky, Richard A. Stasiek, Bradley E. Thompson, Sharon A. Tucker, Irene Walsh; Dr. Clyde K. Watson Scholarship, Anna M. Nommensen. Home Economics Vocational Scholarships, Ann E. Gawne, Meggan E. Miller; Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, Steven J. Silarski; Des Plaines Ladies of the Elks ScholSee Senior Honors on page 16

Music Paul Kim

Speech/ Drama Yasmine A. Kiss

Social Science l\/!arc A. Mazzuca

Physical Education Science Brant D. Palmquist Kurt R. Kuever


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Student Council adjourns for the year by Brenda Saavedra The Student Council of 1992-1993 was a unique administration in that it combined honoring time honored traditions, exploring unfamiliar territory, and setting the stage for next year's council. Like the many administrations before it, this year's Student Council hosted an extremely successful Homecoming, in which every activity of the weekend, ran like clockwork. The S tudent Council also sponsored the ever-popular V-Show, as it does every year, and Student Council members again ethusiastically sold pizza to help fund the pursuits of the American Field Service. Much to our happiness, the annual food drive again proved to be a joyous success, bringing in over $3500 to be donated to local needy charities. In addition. Student Council also continued to provide the Christmas Card Exchange and Valentine Exchanges as complimentary services for all Maine South students. As in years past. Busy Signals, the school directories, were sold at Booksales. However, this year. Student Council also decided to offer Hawk boxers to the students, which were so popular we continued to sell them throughout the year. This one event is indicative of the spirit of confidently exploring unfamiliar territory that marked this year's council. As president, 1 began the school year with one personal goal being the implementation of an AIDS awareness program fornotjustthe

seniors, but all four age levels. After the Student Council debated, formulated, wrote, and finally presented a formal proposal for this program to the Executive Committee, all members were overjoyed with the committee's agreement to implementing this program. Although not all of the many accomplishments of the council have been of such a grand magnitude, they, nevertheless, have been triumphs. After witnessing a barrage of complaints regarding the library and its librarians. Student Council invited Mrs. Hicks, the library superintendent, to hear our problems. Although just one small example, a bathroom pass is now available for students using the library. In addition. Student Council, which repre-

sents the entire student body, recently donated $1000 to both Southwards and the Broadcasting Department to buy new equipment. Student Council had accumulated most of this money through V-Show, which involves the entire school; thus we felt it appropriate to donate these funds to departments that also serve the entire school. Along with honoring traditions and setting new ones, this year's Student Council also set the stage for next year. Using the funds brought in from the recycling program, we have purchased two large oak trees, which will be planted next year. We also formed a temporary committee to revise next year's Homecoming activities. This year's members also initiated a proposal to exempt seniors with certain specific GPA and attendence requirements from mandatory eighth semester finals. Although the proposal was unable to be implemented this year, it is currently being debated by district officials, and shows potential for next year's students. In closing, the senior members of Student Council can be very proud of the many accomplishment they have wrought this year. Without a doubt. Student Council has improved our senior year. But it has also set the stage for years to come. Of course, we could not have accomplished all we did without our wise sponsors, Mr. Feichter and Ms. Finneran. Finally, 1 would like to thank each member of Student Council, and wish the new council luck in its future pursuits.

These are the days to remember

by RJ De La Cruz When the Class of 1993 first walked down the hallways of Maine South, our biggest concerns were if the seniors were going to throw pennies at us, or someone selling us an elevator key to the fourth floor of the A-Wing. Now that we are seniors, when we walk down the hallways, we are the oldest and definitely the coolest in the school. Our biggest concern this year is if breakfast is still "All You Can Eat" at Denny's. We have become the leaders of the school. We have matured from naive freshman into young adults. This is the time to demonstrate what our capabilites are as mature young adults. The song "These Are The Days" by the 10,000 Maniacs summarizes the senior year of the Class of 1993. The lyrics "these are the days to remember" is what senior year is all about. The Class of 1993 will always remember the four consecutive uncontested victories of the popular senior dominated Spirit Contest. The Spirit Contest will always belong to the

Class of 1993 because no class will be so together and full of high powered energy as we were. This year's Homecoming and Beach Party will always be remembered as the best class

sponsored dances at Maine South and hopefully, will never be topped. Senior Prom, the last dance for the Class of 1993, was the last time we, as a whole class, partied together. Being a Maine South Hawk for the last four years was an experience no one will ever forget. We can never relive or replace these days. The friendships we have made will always be remembered and cherished. The determination and cooperation of all the seniors to make sure that this year was the best ever will also always be remembered. Finally, as we graduate and say farewell to Maine South, it is important to realize that every day we have spent here is a day to remember. These are the days we must never forget because, no matter what the future holds for us after Commencement, the Class of 1993 will always have one common, unbreaking tie, and that is Maine South High School. Good luck seniors and congratulations!

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Perspective key to reminiscences by Matt Smolka When I was first asked to write this newspaper commentary, my first thought was, "Why me?" All throughout high school I claimed to hate high school, but now, as I sit and refiect on the past four years, something my Engligh teacher once said to me is starting to make sense. He said that we had to put things into perspective. Doing this, I find that high school wasn't as bad as I first thought. Sure, I don't like the vast amounts of poseurs in our school; you know, the fake people with no beliefs who just want to jump on the current trends. But, I guess that's their prerogative. However, when it all boils down, Maine South isn't there just so you can like or dislike the people in your school, it's there for you to get an education. That is exactly what I did. I received an education that hopefully will allow me to go on and make something signifcant of my hfe, regardless of the hassles I

had to put up with to receive it. Now, the list of high school hassles is too long for me to cite, but there have also been a lot of good times at Maine South that I will remember, too. For example, at this school, I have been exposed to some of the best teachers, staff and students I have ever met. However, I have also met a lot of people who look at me strangely because I'm not like them. These people should open their eyes because I am just like them, underneath the mohawk and the clothes that I wear, however strange they may seem to you, is a real live human being. Think about that. Regardless of all the people who look down on me because I am "different", I know there are also a lot of people who respect me a lot more for leading the life I want to live, rather than following the herd and being just another cow. I now realize that by not fitting in with everyone else, I actually fit in better.

Earlier I was talking about putting things into perspective, and that is what we must all do. I'm sure everyone at this point is sick of being told that high school is the best part of our lives, and I have yet to find out if this is true. But, regardless of if it is or not the "best times of our lives", when the seniors leave Wilson Field on June 6, to go our separate ways, there is a lot more living for us to do. How you look back on your days at South Maine depends on how you live the rest of your life. In the long run, we will look back on all the failed romances, lost friends, new found enemies, and realize that they were not as important as they might have once seemed. There is a whole wide world out there waiting for the class of 1993, and eventually our time at Maine Township High School South, the proper name for our beloved South Maine, will look like just one more star in the country night sky.

Friends make high school memorable by Melissa Hagenauer My friends have made my four years at Maine South memorable. Of course, I will always remember the special moments such as Homecoming freshman year, learning how to drive, winning the election for P>resident of Pep Council, and preparing for an Advanced Placement test. But, all of these events involved my friends and made me realize the true definition of friendship. When I entered Maine South four years ago, I knew very few people. Since only twenty graduates from my junior high entered as freshman at Maine South, that left about three hundred and eighty freshman I did not

know. Although not necessarily on a personal But it is my close friends who have helped basis, I now know close to all of the senior me through rough times. I can call them any class. time of the night, and they listen and support So many opportunities have allowed me to me. I have spent some extraordinary weekmeet my peers. First of all, in classes, I partici- ends with friends. I have also attended school pated in numerous name games involving dances with groups of friends. The special "Microbiology Melissa" and "Marvelous moments were the everyday experiences: the jokes, the stories, and the antics that filled the Melissa." I also got involed. Sharing common inter- halls of the school. These "little moments" are ests created a basis through which I formed my fondest memories. personal relationships. I met people through I have heard that the definition of friendpeople, who then became friends of friends. ship is a single soul living in two bodies. The Even this year, there were a few new faces for special people I have met at Maine South over me to meet. Over my high school career, I the past four years demonstrated this definihave met close to all of the class of 1993. tion. I will remember them forever.

Increase diversity to improve Soutli by Kyung Yoo As the final year at Maine South comes to a close for the seniors, many feel that leaving is a difficult thing to do. Well, not for me. My experience at this school has not been the "best time of my life" as told to me by the movie shown my freshman year. High school has not been as "romantic" as the movie tried to make it seem it would be. But on the other hand, school wasn't so bad that I would comtemplate suicide like the kids in the other freshman movie. In all honesty, I'm glad to be leaving Maine South. In fact, I've been looking forward to this year since my freshman year. The biggest

reason I have for wanting to leave this school is its lack of diversity. I think that combining greater amounts of different races with the student population would benefit each individual. I believe that the environment at Maine South doesn't encourage any group other than white Anglos. Racism exists at Maine South because of the lack of diversity. Some of the kids here joke about racist subjects and call out racial slurs without realizing what they are doing. Most kids don't even mean to say racist things, but do because no one has ever told them how stupid and ignorant racism is. Other than the ethnic atmosphere, Maine

South is really very interesting. I've met kids who skate, kids who are punks, kids who are jocks, and some kids who even like school. I'm glad I have had the chance to meet some of the more interesting poeple in this school, because they are the kids I will never forget. If I had not gotten to know the friends I have now, I'd probably have left the school lonely and bitter. My friends have saved me from utter boredom. In light of the people I have met these last four years, Maine South isn't really that bad. But I'm still looking forward to finally leaving.

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The opportunity of a lifetime by Annie Ethridge I stood in a bright, peaceful forest staring at my two friends with a comical smirk. We had mud around our ankles and our clothes were full of thicket. On practically the first day the sun had shone in six months, we couldn't supress the urge to run rampantly around the naked trees and through snowy ditches. This was the best day I'd had all year. Spring was just around the comer, and so was my departure from Maine South. I couldn't have felt better. Eventually, as the sun set and frost-bite began to choke circulation in our legs, we had to head back home. So we whole-heartedly bid one another farewell for the evening, and went our separate ways. As soon as I set foot through my bedroom door, however, I knew it was "back to the grind." The homework, the scholarship essays, my college decision; all had to be completed upon short notice, before I could deem myself a successful graduate. The proverbial "reigns of committment" were on my back, demanding immediate attention. Invariably, as these reigns grew tighter, my determination to complete them loosened. Often times I would retreat to my foxhole

in Southwards, and carry on a "bitch session" with my senior editor as to how fruitless the days' activities were becoming, and how much I wished to run through the corridors of Maine South after June sixth and onto a field of flowers, breathing in the life of freedom and sprawling out from exhaustion. Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. But in any case, I remember times at Maine South when freedom was only one of the most precious commodities. One day not long ago, I was asked to take my hat off while standing in the A-wing. Reluctantly, I put it in my backpack and began to think of all the other strange misadventures I'd had over the past four years. I thought of the countless hours I spent tugging violently on stiff toilet paper reels in girls bathrooms for a meager handful of tissue. Whether the ultimatum behind this was to teach me selfcontrol, I'll never know. I also remembered all the ridiculous lies I tossed out to vicious hallway monitors in order to clamber through hallways at free will. Indeed, I have a treasure of bizarre memories like these on which to comment. Like every high school, Maine South has its down-

sides. Maine South can't cater to every student's needs or rectify everyone's complaints all the time. So I'll forgive the barking hall monitors and the stubborn toilet paper reels. Even as my responsibilities intensified and the weeks progressed, I maintained a level head and a semi-optimisitic attitude. And finishing off with an anecdote, I'll explain why: Just yesterday I was walking to the A-wing lot at a fairly late hour when a pregnant high school dropout stumbled up to me and asked, "Do you have a light?" Softly, I declined, and looked at the other sullen, forgotten youths milling about, waiting for their night school classes to begin. I continued walking, and thought of the opportunity I've been blessed with. I've had the chance to put a good high school education behind me. Many kids today cannot even dream of such an accomplishment. Maine South is probably the best thing that could have happened to any of us. As we receive our diplomas, we must all bear in mind, despite troubles and sidetracking over the past four years, how truly lucky we are.

Enjoy the beauty...while it lasts by Ann Gartner Good God, these are the only words that enter my mind when I begin to fathom this impending reality called "commencement." It is a new beginning, a new life to create, and a whole new world to discover. Next, we'll have to think about a spouse to support, and a kid to raise. This has all happened so fast. I remember the time when I never thought I'd never get my braces off. I finally did. I never thought I'd be able to roll my "r's." I can now. Many people assured me I'd never get my driver's license. Well, I have one. And I remember never, ever thinking that the four years would be over as quickly as everyone said they would be. So what has happened to us during these short four years we have spent at Maine S outh, eating tasteless cafeteria food, watching the price of milk rise), and witnessing the unveiling a hbrary that "has it all?" Most likely, despite efforts to oppose this inevitable occurence, we have all learned somethingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; be it the details of World War II, the right way to run a washing machine, or the

philosophies of Plato. Of course, these things are what one is expected to learn in high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but how about the other things, the things that were learned after the books were closed, the lockers slammed shut? What have we learned about life? In some European and Far Eastern countries, students spend all day and all night perfecting their studies. In many of these countries, the teen-suicide rate is skyrocketing as result of the pressure to do so. These places generally have a more intense educational curriculum than America has, but they aremissing another aspect of education: knowledge gained from the raw experience of life. The most valuable thing I have learned during these past four years is that life is a precious thing that should be valued and enjoyed. I have had some of the most gratifying experiences in my life amidst this sub-culture called Maine South High School. I have discovered joy in solving a math problem and complefing an English assignment, but I have also appreciated the beauty of friendship, the thrill of performing in front of a live audience.

and the foggy mornings spent at Denny's. As I look back these experiences, I appreciate more the spontaneity in life thatlends so much enjoyment to so many people. However, my enjoyment of life has also made me aware of the majority of people who spend too much time living apathetically. It is almost as if these people have received a beautifully wrapped gift and thrown it away without looking inside. Look around! There are aspects of your life to be enjoyed, and used to their full potential. Now is the time to hug your best freind, because he may not even be here tomorrow. Live your opportunities while they last, or they'll pass you by. And thus, I shall leave the comfortable corridors of Maine South to continue to live, experience, and grow. Maine South has prepared us all for this difficult journey called "life," and I have faith that if we follow our journeys with a free conscience and an appreciation of life's beauty, we'll all be successful in whatever we do, and together cherish the memories of our High School.


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School Spirit a lost commodity by Chris Sernel "Laidies of the evening," "Painted hussies," "A disgrace to the community." All of these phrases, as many of you know, have been used to describe our very own Maine South Hawkettes. No, this is not another one of those Hawkette columns you've seen in every local newspaper for the past six months. I'm looking at a wider spectrum. Recently, it seems that some adult members of the community are on a crusade to "clean up" our school activities at the students' expense. These adults are taking away some of the fun and spirit of dance competitions, sporting events, and school assemblies. By allowing the students to do a little more of what they wish, there will be greater involvement in school activities, and an increased sense of school spirit. Let's start with the Hawkettes and move on. Their outfits have been criticized in the community newspapers for the last few months now. It's a simple issue: the clothes they wear are ideal for uniform purposes. A dancer needs to wear short, tight clothing so the judges are able to clearly see every dance move. Some of them may seem a bit risque, but it's the nineties. My girlfriend happens to be a Hawkette. Sure I give her a hard time about her uniform

just like any other protective boyfriend would, but I understand that this is what dancers should wear. The adults and parents of our community ought to understand the same. Sporting events have also had alot of interference. At the football games this season, parents continuously told students to sit down while cheering for our teammates. Students would only stand and cheer when good plays were made. Having parents in the crowd contiuously reprimanding students for their excitement was discouraging to the kids, and detremental to school spirit. There was also a similar situation with the Boy's Basketball season, where the motto in ours, as well as every high school in the area, was "Good Sportsmanship." By this, faculty and staff meant to cut down on the obscenities being yelled out from the crowd at opposing players. I would love to see good sportsmanship practiced at all games, but the fact is, it won't happen this way. There wasn't a single away game where every player on our team hadn't had some sort of offensive slur yelled at him. I'm not making any excuses for the team's performance,buteven if the fans didn't yell such things, it wouldn 't really help us out. Comments by the fans areapartof the game— they're one reason why home court advan-

tage is so important. Let's move on to school assemblies. You all are familiar with them, unless you slept through them until the spirit contest at the end— that's what 1 did for three years. Anyway, when I was assigned to speak, I chanced to spice my speech up a bit. I received a one game suspension that ultimately cost me AllState honors. Sure I might have "spiced it up" a bit too much, but I did it for the sake of students having a good time. When someone speaks, he or she is challenged to get through to as many people as possible, the majority, which in my case was the students. (Ask any English teacher, and they'll tell you about writing to an audience.) Though 1 personally went a bit overboard, I hope in the future the faculty will allow a little more humor in the assemblies. They are, after all, for the students. High school is the place where kids come to learn, to laugh, to meet new people, to have fun. However, if faculty, staff, and parents place too many limitations on these perogatives, the spirit of the high school experience might be destroyed. I do agree with many of the measures the school has taken to better its environment, but some have taken too many student priveleges away. Maybe Thomas Szasz was right in saying "Childhood is a prison sentence of twenty-one years."

The first, and the last, Senior Will by Jenny Kostalansky As one of the many Seniors who anxiously awaits graduation, I could write a long article dismissing Maine South as a dictatorial prison which I have come to hate and will always despise. But who am I to think Maine South is any worse than any other American high school? Hey, it could be Maine East, they've got a real gang problem. I could also complain about the extremely large ratio of mixers to "normal" students (normal, of course, meaning alternative.) But instead, I shall write a Senior Will, probably the only one to be published since they were banned a few years ago. To the new generation of Freshman I leave: my wonderful locker, which has lived through a four-year beating, various permanent .marker incidents, unfinished homework, books with uncracked bindings; it's all yours. May you keep up with your studies and file them neatly in this precious metal cavern, God

knows I did. To the study hall teachers and librarians alike, I regretfully leave my sarcasm and dirty looks. Without you, I would've never had such a wonderful outlet for anger and frustuation. ("What do you mean I can't go to the bathroom unless I have my ID1) To the hall monitors and security guards, I wish the best of luck. You can have your passes to nowhere. Why without you, I might have tried to roam the halls aimlessly or even leave school grounds! But make sure you catch those dirty hooligans who try to trick you in the future. To the custodians I leave gum wrappers and empty Marlboro packs which have littered my locker section, and undoubtably many others, for four years. May you forever enjoy the frivoilous life of high shool teenagers. To all of you who read this and snicker, I leave all my bad Southwords articles. I'll miss this place. Admit it, you will too.

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Foreign language students honored The Foreign Language Department of Maine South presented the following students with awards for outstanding achievement in foreign language studies. To earn high honors, students mustreceive an "A" first semester and third quarter in an accelerated foreign language class. To receive honors, students mustreceive an "A" first semester and third quarter in a regular foreign language course. High honors were awarded to: Spanish V Accelerated: Erika Bondarowicz, Timothy Krahl, Michele Manning, Vanessa Miller, Brenda Saavedra, Lidia Sabljic, Ryan Sipkovsky, Fernando Viquez. Spanish IV Accelerated: Candice Abreu, Laura Bellen, Nicole Berg, Grace Bozek, Chris Brandenburg, Julie Campion, Esther Cardenas, Ryan Carlino, Margaret Ciprian, Steve Currrey, Larissa Dudycz, Mary Frances Gavin, Catherine Gurga, Kate Hanley, Linda Hermes, Heather Kirschke, Amber Kosmicki, Matthew LaBonar, Dana Lilleberg, Marc Mazzuca, Sarah Merz, Reed Michalski, Richard Mills, Maureen Nugent, Todd Ofenloch, David Palac, Tesenia Perez, Robert Perry, Stephanie Poulos, Erica Swanson, Trisha Stankiewicz. Spanish IH Accelerated: Joseph Arcuri, Karyn Blake, Deborah Chan, Rommel De La Cruz, Joe Dietlin, Matthew Friesl, Gina Gottlieb, Georgia Karas, Vickie Katradis, Charles Kaufman, Kristin Klaczek, Karen Leonard, Laura Makula, Vanessa Marcol, Jennifer Neisler, Todd Pytel, Jason Riesinger, Michael Roth, Peter Szczelina, David Szwed, Ginger Tosch, Sae Tsukahara, Chrisie Uliassi, Jason Wellner, Bradley Wiemerslage, Kevin Wong, Jason Wyrme, Michael Yurkus. Spanish 11 Accelerated: Alison Adlaf, Jeni Aris, Laura Batt, Sarah Benedict, Michelle Capasso, Steven Chiagouris, Mark Czapla, Paul Guercio, George Kikos, Elias Knotos, Robert McVey, Na-

taliaRzepka, JenniferSass, Scott Schwemin, Hisanori Tsukahara, Susan White, Laura Pawola. Spanish I Accelerated: Anneliese Lamken, Amy Musial, Diana Phillips, Jennifer Pietrzykowski, Tracy Stankiewicz, Annette Wyszkowski, Andrea Armour, Kimberly Biala, Alexander Eliashevsky, Beth Heffeman, Bridget Kufner, Heather Kura, Elizabeth Kurtz, Matthew Magnuson, Janet Notardonato, Timothy Ryan, Amy Trebotich, Michael Vesper. French IV Accelerated: Elizabeth Carlson, John Frederiksen, Demetra Georgiopoulos, Erin

Shields, Charity Trelease. French HI Accelerated: Nicole Baier, Aim Ethridge, Audrey Howard, Agnes Milewski, Katherine Nawara, Michael Parrie. French II Accelerated: Michelle Gesualdo, Lisa Klueppel, Anne Hildebrandt, Brian Shields, Cyrus Wilson, Stephen Zibrat. French I Accelerated: Peggy Corr, Christine Dudlak, Magalena Sadowicz. German V Accelerated: Yasmine Kiss. German IV Accelerated: Anne Butera, Renata See Foreign Language on page 16

lllinos State Scholari This year, Miiinc South had 89 Illinois State Scholars, fifteen more than last year. This is the largest numberof StateScholars of all the Maine Township scliools. In order to be eligible for Illinois State Scholar award, siudenLs must have taken the ACT or SAT between Sq^tember 1 and June 30 of iheir junior year of high school <uid have their scores sent to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Scholar selection is based on a combination of test scores and class rank at iJie end of the junior year. The Illinois Slate Scholars from Maine South iire'

Jean Bax, Alison Begor, Danylo Berko, Andrea Berihold, Erika Bondarowicz, Grace Bo/ek, Cher>i Bratu, Jill Buckley, John B>Tne, Julie Campion, Kristine Cassin, Lainic Castle, Tarak Chokshi, Margaret Ciprian, ChrLsiine Clinej Steve Currey, Sean Denham, Ann Ethridge, Scott Fischer, Vmcent Fi.scher, Bridget Ford, Jeanino Genimbia, Georgia Giakoumis, Ann Gortncr, Joei Gregie, Mattltew Hachigan, Melissa Hagcnauer, Leslie Halls, Brian

Hameder. Amy Hanson, Paul Henderson, Linda Hermes, Joan Hoffman, Mark Hohimer, Jared Jacobson, Steven Johnson, Siirah Kaufjnan, Melanie Keller, Renata Kesala, Yasmine Kiss, Jennifer Kostolansky,Timothy Krahl, Matthew LaBonar, Ciirisiian Larscn, Megan Lennon, Michelc M<mnmg, Marc Ma/zuca, Kaihr\n .Michal, Meggan Miller, Vanesa Miller, Christine My tko, Kristen Neisler, Anna Nommensen, Maureen Nugent, Brant Palmquist, Thomas Papahronis, Theodore Pappas, Kcryn Pasch, James Pellegrini Gregory Peter, Chnsta Posko/im, Prothaska, Kclli Rcaney, Kate Reynolds, Brenda Saavedra, Lidia Sabljic, Chika Saeki, Jamie

Schmidt. Allen Sears, Christopher Scmei, Hyun Shin, Steven Silarski, Kna Simonian, Ryan Sipkovsky, Megan Sliwa, Matthew Smolka, James Spindier, Matthew Staniec, Richard Stasiek, Bradley Thompson, Sharon Tucker, Alyssa Vassos, Irene Walsh, Sean Waikins, Kyung Yoo, M;irg;irct Young, Joseph Zacharias, Elizabeth Zom.

Social science excellence awarded

Each year, the Social Science Department bestows honors upon various students. To receive honors, students in regular classes must earn an "A" for the first semester and third quarter, and students in accelerated or Advanced Placement classes must earn a "B." Students in accelerated and Advanced Placement classes who earned an "A" for the first semester and third quarter received high honors. Freshman high honors were bestowed upon Alexander Eliashevski, Thomas Falk, Brian Shields, Tracy Stankiewicz. Students receiving freshman honors were: Laura Batt, Pavlo Berko, Matthew Braun, Wesley Crampton, Bryan Dayton, Victor De Martino, Graham Fisher, Lucas Fuksa, Georgia Giannakopoulos, Mark Iwasko, Joseph Kasmierski, Christopher Kiepura, Magdalena Krzyzanowski, Bridget Kufner, Lisa La Cerra, Joy Pavichevich, Claire Pawlowski, Joseph Pindelski, Christina Raddi, Rebecca Ryan, Keimeth Schubert, Elizabeth Schutt, Walter Walczak, Cyrus Wilson, Kara Wipf.

The following sophomores earned high honors: Alison Adlaf, Steven Chiagouris, Neil Gregie, Stephen Zibrat. Sophomore honors went to: Raymond Albin, Timothy Allen, Nicole Baier, Amy Balija, Matthew Bialko, Katie Bums, Maria Burton, Anthony Cincinelli, Mark Czapla, William Dicks, Leo Joseph Dietlin, Matthew Friesl, Paul Guerico, Karen Hartman, Conrad Jakobow, Donald Kura, Vincenza La Monica, Joseph Liss, Scott Manrose, Michio Murakishi, Vicky Pappas, Michael Paskvan, Devanshu Patel, Caroline Prucnal, Todd Pytel, Jennhy Rhee, Natalia Rzepka, Jennifer S ass, Jennifer Schuberth, Richard Stasica, Kara Vormitlag, Dana Wade, Jason Wellner, Susan White, Chad Williams, Michael Yurkus. Juniors receiving high honors were: Elisabeth Carlson, John Frederiksen, Charles Kaufman, Daniel Kronenfeld, Vanessa Marcol, Liliana Minkowycz, Timothy Mulvihill, David Palac, Maria Poulos, Stephanie Poulos, Timothy Ryan, Erin Shields, Erica Swanson, Bradley Wiemerslage, Paul Zurawski.

Junior honors went to: Candice Abreu, Joseph Arcuri, Andrea Armour, John Aylward. Ketherine Beaumont, Laura Bellen, MArtha Bohm, James Brammeier, Alison Burnett, Anne Butera, Ryan Carlino, James Carroll, Paul Cheong, Margaret Chmiel, Erika Comelisen, Dennis Diduch, Julie Domanchuk, Mark Du Brock, Christine Dudlak, Matthew Fontaine, Demetra Georgiopoulos, Karen GoeUcel, Angela Grippo, Catherine Gurea, Bradley Haak, Melissa Hack, Kathleen Hanley, Mike Hefferan, Audrey Howard, Matthew Ishu, David James, Vickie Katradis, Heather Kirschke, Steven Krull, Marty Kulak, Elizabeth Kurtz, Mike La Cerra, Brian Lazzaro, David Matzen, Peter Nelson, Todd Ofenloch, Erin O'Shea, Michael Parrie, Robert Perry, Neil Potter, Benjamin Rea, Kathleen Sandrik, Carrie Schwemin, Rachel Sorcic, Trisha Stankiewicz, David Szwed, Ginger Tosch, Charity Trelease, Chrisoula Trontsos, Tracy Van Craenenbroeck, Scott Wade, Randy Webb, Eric Williams, Amy Witek, Jason Wynne. See Social Science onpagelS

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Students win awards from Industrial Ed.

Recently, the Industrial Education and Applied Technology Department honored its best students and artisans. Most of these honorees earned "A" grades each quarter. Electronics/Energy award winners were: Carol Boiling, Anthony Feiter, loan Marinau, Mark Williams. Matthew Maier was honored for his work in Electronics Technology. Students receiving honors in Drafting Communication were: Aneta Bemady, Grace Bozek, Thomas Carlson, James Czeszewski, Chris Diamond, James Frey, Geoffrey Gallinger, Mary Gleason, Kristina Ho, Jeffrey Jarzabek, Mark Mocarski, Paul Pazocha, Scott Sherman, Alexander Whamond.

Students earning awards in Industrial Drawing were: Anthony Cincinelli, Elizabeth Gallinger, Dana Kurten, Andrew Melendy, Deanna Panek, Thomas Sulikowski. Advanced Drafting honorees were: Deborah Chan, Philip Duszcyk, Jared Jacobson, Scott Klueppel, Theodore Pappas, William Sianis. Computer Aided Drafting students honored were: Aneta Bemady, Thomas Carlson, Lawrence Chan, Thomas Elliot, Brian Hameder, Kristina Ho, John Maniatis, Thomas Murphy, William Sianis, Walter W^czak. Winners in Cooperative Work Training were: Patrice Townsend, Laurie Smaha, Nicholas Verros, Ivan Vanis. Honors in Auto Fundamentals went to: Eliza-

beth Ardor, Alan Eicker, Andrew Gansz, Kevin Gillespie, David Gregg, Jeremy Ichen, Mark Kufner, Daniel Maigler, Sean McKeima, Peter Nelson, Steven Silarski, Matthew Smolka, Scott Surman, Daniel Witkowski. The Auto Service award was received by Carl Renaghan. Woods Production students awarded were: Paul Bailey, Ronald Bauer, Jason Becker, Matthew Eatherton, Geoffrey Gallinger, Peter Gluzerman, James Kenyeri, Jamie Schmidt, Robert Spike. Wood Products & Processes honorees were: Ted Renaghan and Joseph Rodino. Advanced Woods award wirmers were: Brandon Bisek, Patrick Krzyzak, Matthew Maier, Anthony Mazzacano, Brett Thunberg.

Art Dept. showcases student talent The Twenty-Ninth Annual Art Awards and Spring Exhibit was held on May 11, 1993. Numerous awards were presented to students by their respective teachers for the students' diligent work throughout the year. Mr. Greg Alderson (Design Materials 1,2): Anita Bringas, Carey Dema, Angelo Giannakopoulos, Nicholas Haralampopoulos, Anne Hildebrant, Renata Kesala, Elizabeth Kuehn, Kristen Lorenz, Bryan Mercado, Crissy Mylko, Heidi Pannke, Jennifer Pope, Colleen Tedor, Patrice Townsend, Brian Young. Mr. Terrance Bragiel (Photo 1,2,3): Andrea Berthold, Anne Butera, Laura Carroll, Anthony Cimilluca, Ardis Dumalski, Elizabeth Gallinger, Robert Griffith, Derek Kaufman, Sarah Kaufman, Yasmine Kiss, Kristin Klaczek, Theodora, Kokkalias, Stevo Kotur, Emily Larson, Diane Larson, Michelle Marrese, Margo McNeill, Agnes Milewski, Susan Neuman, Diana Phillips, Michelle Rhoton, Larissa Seelig, Tobi Shane, Megan Sliwa, Sharon Stasica, Susan Thon, Tracy Van Craenenbroeck. Mr. Robert Cobb (Art 1,2,3,4): April Aiossa, Larissa Anderson, Katherine Biegler, Lee Deines, Anthony Devoe, Thomas Edison, William Egger, Mark Gutmann, Paul Henderson, Amy Hill, Sharon Huelva, Julie Johnson, Kristen Kublik, Miles Maniaci, loan Marinau, Jeanie Miller, Deanna Panek, Doran Puckett, Jennifer Schuberth, Ethan Smith, Peter Szczelina, Dana Wade, Brian

Young, Darlene Zieman. Mr. Rowland Ecker (Artl, Design/Materials 1, Photo 1): Ian Broeker, Anne Campion, Eva Cegielski, Sarah Crawford, Felicia DiValerio, James Griffith, Todd Hyde, Jodie Jackoubowski, Emily MacArthur, Elizabeth Markowski, Denise Marshall, Michael Mendrick, Denise Oswald, Steven Phillips, Jennifer Pietrzkowski, Rachel Reid, Audrey Rogus, Marissa Romano, Renee Russo, Magdalene Sadowicz, Tobey Schmidt, Alice Schultz, Ginette Slaiher, Jennifer Smith, Meredith Swanson, Ryan Tyrrell, Aleksandar Videnovic, Kurt Zemaier. Park Ridge Art League honored Gus Tsatsakis with a second place award in the Junior/Senior Art Competition. In the same category, the League awarded Tim Biedron, Bryan Mercado, Jenny Pof>e, Margaret Sheehan, and Elizabeth Steinfels Honorable Mentions. Tobi Shane and Anthony Cimilluca won first and second place in the Junior Senior Photography Competition. Robert Griffith, Sarah Cavallo, and Agnes Milewski received awards in the General Photography category. Several students received Regional Scholastic Art Competition Gold Keys. These students were Colleen Tedor, loan Marinau, Jennifer Chrzanowski, Yasmine Kiss, Susan Neuman, Megan Sliwa, Rebecca Slugocki, and Susan Thon.

Presidential Academic Fitness Presidential Academic Fitness Awards are awarded each year by the national government to seniors who have excelled academically during the school year. This year, awards went to the following seniors: Jean Bax, Alison Begor, Danylo Berko, Andrea Berthold, David Blumber, Erika Bondarowicz, Grace Bozek, Cheryl Bratu, Jill Buckley, Julie Campion, Kristine Cassin, Estehr Cardenas, Lainie Castle, Deborah Chan, Tarak Chokshi, Margaret Ciprian, Christine Cline. Margaret Corr, Steve Currey, Sean Denham, Scott Edwards, Edward Eicker, Ann Ethridge, Vincent Fischer, Bridget Ford, Renata Ganday, Anne Gawne, Jeanine Gerambia, Georgia Giakoumis, Sheila Gonzalez, Ann Gortner, Joel Gregie, Matthew Hachigan, Melissa Hagenauer, Leslie Halls, Brian Hameder. Paul Henderson, Linda Hermes, Joan Hoffman, Justine Isbaner, Jared Jacobson, Charla Johnson, Sarah Kaufman, Melanie Keller, Renata Kesala, Yasmine Kiss, Scott

Klueppel, Amber Kosmicki, Jennifer Kostolansky, Michael Kostrzewa, Timothy Krahl, Natalie Kukuruza, Matthew La Bonar, Christian Larsen, Megan Lennon, Dana Lilleberg, Laura Makula, Michele Manning, Marc Mazzuca, Kathryn Michal, Meggan Miller, Vanesa Miller, Jennifer Myalls, Jusitn Myers, Christine Mytko, Kristen Neisler, Anna Nommensen, Maureen Nugent, Brant Palmquist, Thomas Papahronis, Theodore Pappas, Keryn Pasch, James Pellegrini. Christa Poskozim, Jean Prochaska, Kelli Reaney, Kristin Reardon, Kate Reynolds, Steven Rouse, Brenda Saavedra, Lidia Sabljic, John Sadleir, Chika Saeki, Jamie Schmidt, Sarah Schuler, Allen Sears, Christopher Semel, Hyun Shin, Steven Silarski, Kira Simonian, Ryan Sipkovsky, Megan Sliwa, James Spindler, Matthew Staniec, Richard Stasiek, Jonathon Stenholt, Bradley Thompson, Sae Tsukahara, Sharon Tucker, Alyssa Vassos, Irene Walsh, Scan Watkins, Kyung Yoo, Margaret Young, Joseph Zacharias, Elizabeth Zom.

1993 Music Awards Summer Music Camp Scholarships: Erika Comelisen and Tim Clark. U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis AwardrJustin Myers. Arion Awards: Band- Andrea Rundblad and Frank Frigo. ChoralAnn Ethridge and Chika Saeki. Orchestra-Chika Saeki. Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Matt Staniec. National School Orchestra Award: Alison Begor, National School Choral Award: Ann Gortner. John Philip Sousa Uand Award: Brant Palmquist. Band Leadership Recognition: Paul Kim, Crissy Myiko, Anna Nommensen Gordon McLean Scholarship: Alison Begor Music Booster Scholarships: Ann Ethridge, Ann Conner, Paul Kim, Ed Eicker


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Unsung Heroes of Jill Buckley

There is more to Jill Buckley than the trademark strawberry blonde hair that many recognize. Starting freshman year, Jill has been a part of many of the departments here at South. One of her passions is shown clearly by her running through many victories and defeats on the track team for four years and on the cross country team for the past three years. She attained the status of a varsity runner as a senior, and following that, a proud member of Varsity Club. Her love of racing also led her to be a three year swim timer and a member of Ski Club. Jill's accomplishments on the race track didn't keep her from working in the fine arts, however, where a large number of her contributions are listed. She spent three years each in Concert Band, Marching Band, and Pep Band. This last year she was also a member of Stage Band. Due to her involvement, she became a member of Tri-M her junior year. Her dedication to music is obvious, as is her devotion to theatre as a part of V-Show Crew for three years. The longest list of recognition is in academics. Jill is a three year veteran of the Math Team, not to mention a two year member of Mu Alpha Theta. She was on the Constitution Team this year and has been part of JETS for the past two. To complete the wide range of academia her extracurriculars span, she spent three years in both Business Club and Spanish Club. Jill became a National Honor Society member as a junior because of her work, though much of it has gone unnoticed. Jill has influenced almost every possible level of Maine South during her stay, and her efforts should be lauded.

Debbie Chan has been an extremely active member in nearly every aspect of Maine South. She is probably one of the most diverse students at South, having been involved in Business Club, Chess Club, Ecology Club, President's Club, Riding Club, Spanish Club, Varsity Club, and S ADD. Additionally, she has been active in Art Club for three years, and received an Art Award as a freshman. Debbie also received Industrial Education Awards for three years. Athletically, Debbie is no slouch either. During herfreshmanyear, she played badminton, then added tennis in her sophomore year. Debbie has also been an active swim timer all four years, spending these last two years as the president of swim timers. In publications, Debbie has been active in Southwards for three years and has participated in the production of Reaching. She received a Journalism Award sophomore year, and a Quill and Scroll Award in her junior and senior years. Academically, Debbie has shown off her intelligence in many aspects. She received a Hawk Honor Card and was a member of National Honors Society and Mu Alpha Theta during her junior and senior years. She has been an active member of JETS and Science Olympiad for two and three years, respectively, and has also received Student of the Month Awards for three years. Debbie has dedicated much of her precious time being an Attendance Helper for four years, showing that not only does she involve herself actively with students, but she also assists the faculty, proving herself to be the mature and friendly person that she is.

Sean Denham

Debbie Chan

Though his face may be more well known as that of the villainous Harry Beaton of Brigadoon, Sean Denham deserves to be recognized on his own account. During his four year sojourn at South, Sean has had many extracurricular involvements. One area that Sean has spent many an hour working on has been international affairs. He has received a language award the past three years along with being a member of the French Club. This year he was the club's president and duly inducted into the President's Club. For the past two years he has also been an AFS exchange student. In further communications, Sean has contributed articles to Southwards for the past two years. He also worked with WMTH TV and was a staff member of Reaching as a junior. Other academic accomplishments include being a member of the AP Bicentennial Hawks as a senior and Mu Alpha Theta for two years. He has put forth consistent effort on Scholastic Bowl all four years. He was an Illinois State Scholar and a Scholar Athlete this year. As a junior, he became a member of the National Honor Society. Sean has also been involved in athletics at Maine South as a three year member of the swim team. Perhaps his love of sports and games also led him to chess, or perhaps not, but Sean has also been a Chess Club member for two years and on the team this year. Of course, Sean's role in the spring musical cannot be forgotten by those who saw him. However, the rest of his accomplishments should not go unnoted as a result.

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the Class of 1993 Katy Michal

Katy Michal is the type of person whose senior biography lasts for pages in the yearbook because of all she has done. Yet, somehow, Katy remains relatively unrecognized. Athletically, there are few that could keep up with Katy. She has been on the cross country team every year and was captain this year. She has also been on the track team all four years and was elected c a p ^ n this year. She is not only a four year Varsity Club member, but also the president. For her athletic skills, she was also selected as WMAQ-TV Student Athlete of the Week. Either as proof of her greatness or as a result of being a workaholic, Katy has also contributed tremedously to publications at South. She has worked on Eyrie every year and as an editor the past two. She has also written for Southwards during the second half of her high school career. For her literary efforts, she received three journalism awards and has been a part of the Quill and Scroll organization for three years. Academically, Katy has achieved much. She isa three year member of German Club, spending one as secretary. She was part of JETS her junior year and a two year Mu Alpha Theta member. She has been presented with awards in social science, science, and language each several years. She has also been recognized a Student of the Month every year. Katy was made a part of National Honor Society her junior year, and became vice president as a senior. If any one person deserves to be recognized for overwhelming amounts of hard work, that person is Katy Michal. Her dedication to Maine South and her fellow students has been proven again and again.

Hyun "Wally" Shin has never taken his place center stage, though he has the rights to one. Unlike many students, who gain recognition in theatre or on the playing field, Wally's contributions have mainly been in the arena of academics. Hyun has been commended countless times by his teachers in the past several years for good reason. He has received honors many a time. His area of excellence seems to be history, where he was honored every year and was a Student of the Month twice. In keeping with his achievement in history classes, a goodly number of Hyun' s extracunriculars also involve history. He has been a finalist in the Constitution Contest more than once. He was also a member of the A.P. Hawks Constitution Team this year. In other areas, Hyun has contributed a great deal of effort to the JETS team and the math team. He was a member of Mu Alpha Theta and participated in the Science Olympiad. Hyun's value to the Scholastic Bowl team has also been great. He spent two years on the J V team, being named MVP as a junior. This past year, he was a member of the Varsity Scholastic Bowl. Though his focus has been primarily academic, Hyun has not limited himself. He played four years on the soccer team and had a brief liaison with wrestling as a freshman. Every year has seen Hyun as a member of the Spanish Club. Hyun "Wally" Shin has spent a good four years here at South and will undoubtedly be as much an asset to other academic programs in the future. Though not as well known as some other students, Hyun has done a lot to contribute to learning, the main focus of any school.

Matt Staniec

Hyun Shin

Matt Staniec has been an extremely active member in the many varied activities offered at South, though it is not very publicly known. Athletically, Matt has been a member of the track team and a Cross Country runner for all four years, and has achieved Scholar Athlete status in his senior year. Musically, Matt has played trumpet in many organizations such as Concert Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band Ensemble for four years. He has strived to become a Symphony Orchesu-a member in this past year. He has also been involved in the Variety Show Stage Band and has been a member of Thespian Society for two years He was also extensively involved with both WMTH radio and TV. This energetic young man has exceeded average expectations again by being a recipient of an Industrial Education Award, a two-year member of M-Club, a one-year member of German Club, and a two-year recipient of Student of the Month awards. Academically, Matt excels high standards with his Illinois State Scholar, NHS, and Mu Alpha Theta membership. He has been a member of JETS for two years and has received two Social Science Awards. Matt has also been involved this year in the A.P. Hawks Constitution Team,under the direction of Mr. Pat Feichter.


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Maine South bids fare Joyce Albreclit by Nicole Berg After twenty eight years in a school that's only been around for twenty nine, P.E. teacher Miss Albrecht has decided to move on. A valuable asset to Maine South, Miss Albrecht has worked hard in various areas. Coaching badminton for fourteen years as well as tennis for eighteen years, she has dedicated much time to the interscholastic sports. She has also played an important role in the intramural programs, especially when they were more extensive and had greater variety. Miss Albrecht looks forward to moving to the coast of South Carolina where she plans to play tennis, golf, sail, and eat grits beside the ocean. "My greatest joy is not having to watch the clock," Miss Albrecht says and smiles, referring to dismissing classes with enough time for the locker room. She comments "Finally time to do things of my own choosingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; whatever that may beâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and who knows what that will be." Even so, she will miss her students and those she works with.

Robert Born by Charity Trelease Robert Bom is certainly no stranger to the halls of Maine South; since 1969, this councelor has served the students of South. Before starting here, Mr. Bom received much training. With his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his master's from Indiana State University, Mr. Bom taught at a public school in Ohio before stepping up to a high school position. In his earlier years at South, Mr. Bom was a generalist counselor; in 1984 he became a specialist councelor for a small group of students as well as the reassignment counselor. Other contributions include being in charge of caps and gowns for graduating seniors and coordinating the "Homeward Bound Tutoring" program. On top of all his school related work, he is also a marathon runner and an avid reader. Fellow counselor Victoria Smith said of him, "Mr. Bom, your departure will be felt as a great loss by all who knew you."

Rosella Dieter

Joyce Albrecht

Robert Born

by Jeni Aris Rosella Dieter is currently completing her thirty-fifth and final year as a teacher. She has been teaching in Maine Township since 1960, starting at Maine West for four years. "I came to Maine South when it opened," Miss Dieter reminisced. Of her time teaching here, "The best memory I have is working with the Business Club, and I've worked with it for twentyfive years," Never having married, and not having children. Miss Dieter plans to make the most of her retirement. "For right now, I plan to stay in this area, or at least for six

Rosella Dieter

months to get things organized. Then I will probably do some traveling. I have friends in South Dakota and Florida. Then I will hopefully take a trip out east in the fall, when the colors are pretty." Afterwards, she hopes to take on some temporary work. Rosella Dieter will be greatly missed by her business students and Business Club members. She will always be remembered.

William Kochalka by Jon Forsythe This year the Physical Ed Department is hard hit with retirees, among them Mr. William Kochalka, who has been a loved teacher of Maine Township schools since 1963. Mr. Kochalka started down the road to physical education at Illinois State University. Upon graduation, he spent two years in the Navy. Afterwards, he returned to school and received his Masters Degree, upon which he felt secure enough to begin teaching in Maclaensville, a town near Bloomington. He spent two years at the school until he landed a job in Bloomington. After only a year, he was offered a job in Maine Township, where he has stayed for nearly thirty years. Mr. Kochalka has enjoyed his tenure here at Maine South, as one can plainly see upon talking to him about some of his favorite teaching memories. "I can't really name just one. There are too many," he says with a smile. Anyone can view the pleasure he takes in his work: he simply "enjoys working with the kids." This factor is a huge one in influencing his decision about his retirement. One will still be able to greet this happy soul in the halls, as he plans to stay in the area in order to keep coaching the Boys Diving Team.

William Kochalka

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well to 1993 retirees otto Kohler

by Laura Ban Mr. Otto Kohler, the Chairman of the Social Science Department, is retiring this year, after being a staff member of Maine South since 1964. He enjoys everything about teaching, but most of all the "daily association with the young people."Although he only teaches one class he gets to know other students through his daily work. "That's the nice thing about being the Department Chairman." Following his retirement, Mr. Kohler is not planning on changing too much. He will remain in Park Ridge and will travel, visiting his two sons. He will "sleep in until 7:00 instead of 6:00...that's about it." Mr. Kohler says he will miss many aspects of Maine South, one being "going up on the roof and working on the antennas up there for the ham radio station." He helped in the founding of WMTH Radio in 1957, an achievement that he is quite proud of. Mr. Kohler has been extremely dedicated to his career. "I've been here for forty years and I've never taken a day off for illness or anything like that... I can't think of a day I haven't enjoyed coming to school."

John Riccitelll by Heather Anichini Mr. John Riccitelli has been around the hallowed halls for many years, enforcing his rules upon on physical education classes. His straightforward attitude and firm but fair form of discipline has helped to keep his classes in line and win the respect of many. He has been involved in the Maine South intramural organization and has been a member of the planning commission for the yearly fun filled Southfest activities. As if this were not time consuming enough he has worked hard to shape the gymnastics

Otto Kohler

teams for the hawks. Beginning as an assistant coach for th", girls team, he worked his way up and took over the boys team as head coach. A confident spotter and tough coach, he demanded nothing less than perfection. He fought hard to convince the school board to keep the boys around to give promising gymnasts a chance. As one of his team members put it: "Mr. Riccitelli has seen us through good and bad, and he's given us a chance to become better than we thought we'd ever be." Mr. Riccitelli plans to enjoy his time away from the gym relaxing and staying in shape. He will be greatly missed by many.

Robert Schmidt by Lisa Anne Klueppel The popular driver's ed program will be losing Mr. Schmidt this year after his thirtyfour years working for Maine Township. In 1964, when the doors of Maine South High School opened, one could find Mr. Schmidt teaching P.E. Although this was his major at University of Illinois, he also taught driver's education as he does now. In fact, he began his teaching career at Maine West as a driver's ed instructor. This lasted for a short five years. He then came here and has stayed for the past twenty-nine years. Not only has he been an excellent teacher, but also a coach of football. His fondest memories lie in this interest. He recalls the time when he coached a team to win a straight seventeen games. He comments, "I will definitely miss the coaching." Mr. Schmidt says that now that he is retired he will "relax and watch my grandkids play sports." He will also, however, be watching the Maine South boys tennis team play when he comes back to coach. The driver's and physical ed departments will both feel the loss of Mr. Schmidt.

John Riccitelli

j Q l l f l O Q T O r t O r G l l l * " l l l l ^ O I V^l I V / I ^ I I I by Lisa Anne Klueppel Among the numerous retirees this year is Mr. James Tortorelli, head of the industrial education department. His past five years have been spent here at South as the head industrial education instructor. Though this department is little known by students, it is very important in that it begins the engineers of tomorrow on their path to success. This sparks one of Mr. Tortorelli's fondest memories. In his own words: "I think really, for me, it's having students coming back who are engineers." Among those engineers are several of the students that he has coached to win the state drafting competition for machine board. And Mr. Tortorelli will be visited by yet another engineer. This student states, "With my drafting skills, I have chosen to pursue a career in engineering thanks to Jim Tortorelli." The good news is that Mr. Tortorelli plans to return part time to do computer aided drafting for the district. So, after his travels with his wife to visit their six children, Mr. Tortorelli will be returning to District 207 to the open arms of his teachers and students.

James Tortorelli

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Senior Honors

arships, Edward J. Eicker, Joel M. Gregie, Steven J. Silarski, Irene Walsh; Pip Foundation Scholarship, Deborah C. Chan; Twentieth Century Club Juniors Foundation Scholarships, Dan R. Berko, Molly R. Kilmer, Jennifer A. Rice, Renee L. Russo; Music Boosters Scholarships, Alison P. Begor, Edward J. Eicker, Ann L. Ethridge, Ann M. Gortner, Joon Han Paul Kim; Speech/Drama Boosters Scholarships, Andrea D. Berthold, Lainie R. Castle, Ann L. Ethridge, Ann M. Gortner, Molly R. Kilmer, Amber L. Kosmicki. Marc A. Mazzuca, Brenda F. Saavedra, Kristin A. Schaefer; Donald Martello Award, Melanie J. Keller; Hal Chastain Award, Ann M. Gortner. Spanish Club Scholarships, Michael J. DiVita, Timothy R. Krahl, Ryan M. Sipkovsky; French Club Scholarship, Sean D.

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Denham; Italian Club Scholarships, Jean M. Bax, Renata T. Ganday, Jeanine M. Gerambia, Christa J. Poskozim; German Club Scholarship, Dan R. Berko; Business Club Scholarships, Elisabeth M. Andor, Deborah C. Chan, Marc A. Griner, Kathleen B. Lyons, Steven J. Silarski, Toya D. Thompson, Margaret L. Wasiak; Student Council Scholarships, Linda M. Hermes, Chrisiuie A. Mytko, Renee L. Russo, Brenda F. Saavedra; U.S. Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Awards, Joel M. Gregie, Kathryn V. Michal; U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Mark D. Kufner; Maine South Senior Service Memorial Awards, Dan R. Berko, Joon Han Paul Kim, Marc A. Mazzuca, Kathryn V. Michal, Renee L. Russo, Brenda F. Saavedra, Keith M. Verisario; Mike Hudson Memorial Scholarship, Kathryn V. Michal; Kathryn Pierce

Foreign Language Ganday, Kathryn Michal. German III Accelerated: Danylo Berko, Heather Brammeier, Paul Cheong. German II Accelerated: Neil Gregie, Nick Klensch. Italian IV Accelerated: Jean Bax, Christa Poskozim. Italian III Accelerated: Renata Ganday, Jeanine Gerambia, Janet Notardonato. Italian II Accelerated: Joseph Arcuri, Catherine Chiovari, Vincenza La Monica, Katherine Nickele, Gina Urso. Italian I Accelerated: Joseph Kazmierski, Laura Poskozim, Claire Pawlowski, Jennifer Fontana, Stephanie Chen, Jenna Milazzo, Mark Tallungan, Kathryn Vojack. Honors were awarded to: Spanish HI: Karla Diestel, Philip Duszczyk, Julie Johnson, Lilian Minkowzcz, Dina Pappas, Andrew Patras, Francesco Provenzano, Samantha Romano, Shannon Sponaugle, Thomas Sulikow-


Varsity Club Scholarship, Kathryn V. Michal; Outstanding Athletes Awards, Clinton L Faldetta, Monica F. Huettinger. Good Will Awards, Thomas E. Carlson, Scott W. Edwards, Anthony S. Feiter, Jennifer M. Gallego, Monica F. Huettinger, Mark D. Kuftier, Kristin A. Reardon, Renee L. Russo; Honorary Good Will Awards, Kasper Hjorth, Fernando Viquez. Top five percent, Alison P. Begor, Danylo R. Berko, Erika D. Bondarowicz, Jill A. Buckley, Ann M. Gortner, Joel M. Gregie, Sarah C. Kaufman, Timothy R. Krahl, Marc A. Mazzuca, Kathryn V. Michal, Christine A. Mytko, Maureen E. Nugent, Brant D. Palmquist, Brenda Fang Saavedra, Hyun Jin Shin, Steven J. Silarski, Ryan M. Sipkovsky, James C. Spindler, Richard A. Stasiek, Alyssa M. Vassos, Sean K. Watkins

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ski, Jessica Talaga, Chrisoula Trontsos. Spanish 11: Matthew Bialko, Daniel Bohlman, Thomas Edison, Anastasia Fiinteas, Jennifer Gordon, Jeffrey Jensen, Derek Kaufman, Brian Kilmer, Sarah Kopke, Mary LIndgren, Michael Marchi, Carrie Rice, Tobey Schmidt, Christine Thommes, Katherine Trahame, Christa Zegers, Scott Sherman, Larissa Seelig, Melissa Rosales, Jennifer Moffat, Joanna Fisher, Angela Dumit, Romeo De La Cruz, Alexis Chappie, Eric Wyszkowski, Dimitrios, Mougolias, Donald Kura, Elizabeth Chrostowski, Tobi Shane, Jennifer Manzi, Kathleen Rowland. Spanish I: Demetria Demakis, Lucas Fuksa, Terrence Lyons, Adam Megacz, Kenneth Shubert, Brooke Swanson,Bechky Taylor, Michelle Troyk, Brandon Kelly, Jennifer Johnson, Jamaica Duncan, Robert Cera, Alyssa Kulak. French V Accelerated: Sean Denham. French HI Accelerated: Elizabeth Kurtz, Andrea Wells.

French I: Thomas Falk. German IV Accelerated: James Brammeier German III Accelerated: William Dicks, Howard Sonderman. German II Accelerated: Grace Bozek, Christopher Kiepura, Daniel Wiederer. German 11: Christina Dorow, Karen Kietzer, Erica Lauber, Timothy Paschke. German I Accelerated: Katherine Swidnicki, Erin O'Shea, Larry Chan. Italian 11 Accelerated: Catherine Chiovari, Johanna Concialdi, Nico Scardino. Italian H: Danielle LoQuercio.

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The next students eaned senior high honors: Tarak Chokshi, Joel Gregie, Joan Hoffman, Marc Mazzuca, Kathryn Michal, Anna Nommensen, Maureen Nugent, Brant Pabnquist, Steven Rouse, Brenda Saavedra, Richard Stasiek Senior honors went to: Jon Anto, Danylo Berko, Andrea Berthold, Grace Bozek, John Byrne, Tom Carlson, Laura Carroll, Margaret Ciprian, Sean Denham, Renata Ganday, Elzbieta Gnatek, Bedbbi Hansen, Jared Jacobson, Julia Jensen, Renata Kesala, Chris Labno, Matthew La Bonar, Christian Larsen, Dana Lilleberg, Laura Makula, John Maniatis, Eric Manzi, Keimeth Melendy, Jennifer Myalls, Christine Mytka, Keryn Pasch, John Petrie, Harold Penuleas, Darren Preston, Andrea Runblad, Renee Russo, Kristen Schaeffer, Christopher Semel, Tobi Shane, Aim

Sheridan, Hyun Jin Shin, Tryan Sipkovsky, James Spindler, Matthew Staniec, Deborah Stoltz, Bradley Thompson, Sae Tsukahara, Sean Watkins, Margaret Young. Wiimers in the Metro History Fair Maria Burton, Jeimy Rhee Second Place in the Tribune Stock Market Competition: Andrea Berthold, Mark Jolliffe, Melanie Keller, Margaret Young Winner of the Faces in History Contest: Paul Zurawski Fifty-Eighth Annual American Legion Constitution Contest: First Place Marc Mazzuca, Second Place: Joel Gregie, Third Place: Tarak Chokshi Peggy Ross Best American History Scholar: Erin Shields

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1993 SUPERLATIVES Âť Best Eyes Best Smile Best Legs Best Body Best Laugh Best Walk Best Sense of Humor Biggest Jock/Jockette Mr. and Mrs. Brain Most Likely to Succeed Class Clown Most Outgoing Best Personality Most Sarcastic Most Musical Most Changed Class Couple Hardest to Get a Date Biggest Rah Rah Best Dancer Most Likely to Change by the 10-Year Reunion Most Likely to be Famous Most Macho/Feminine Most Conservative Most Likely to be Late for Graduation Most Likely to be Remembered Person You World Most Like to be Stranded with on a Desert Island Worst Driver Biggest Mooch Best Dressed Mr. and Mrs. Gossip of Maine South Most Gullible Best Sponsors 1 i

Keith Cichy Anthony Cimilluca and Andy Gallios John Giannini Mark Kufner Jason Alexovich Wally Sego Jeremy Ichen Clint Faldetta Marc Mazzuca Marc Mazzuca Chris McCabe Keith Verisario Ron Mazukelli Tim Maloney Paul Kim Tim Krahl Angelo Pouyoukas Keith Cichy Mark Kufner R J. De La Cruz Matt Smolka Jeff Kilburg Clint Faldetta Marc Mazzuca Matt Nunziata Sean Knowles Keith Cichy Chris Brandenburg Dan Forte Darren Preston and Keith Verisario Tony Lamonia Clint Faldetta Mr. Bragiel

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Graduates move on to the future ARIZONA Arizona State University, Tempe: R.J. DeLaCruz,Tony Feiter, John Giannini, Laura M. Lawson, John Petrie Mesa Community College, Mesa: Dave Barca University of Arizona, Tucson: Christine Fichtel

ARKANSAS Southern Arkansas University: Matt Rubino

CALIFORNIA Claremont McKenna College, Claremont: Ryan Sipkovsky Pepperdine University, Malibu: Renata Kesala San Francisco University, San Francisco: Brian Johnson University of Southern California, Los Angeles: Mark Gutmann

FLORIDA University of Miami, Coral Gables: Chris Brandenburg

ILLINOIS American Acadamy of Art, Chicago: Tim Biedron, Miles Maniaci Art Institute, Chicago: Elizabeth Steinfels Augustana College, Rock Island: Kate Glamer, Elisabeth Zom Bradley University, Peoria: Elizabeth Andor, Jean Bax, Bridget Ford, Jared Jacobson, Meggan Miller, Lisette Mroz, Kristen

Neisler, Sarah Schuler, Megan Sliwa, Keith Verisario Columbia College, Chicago: Carolyn Bach, Laura Carroll, Alan Eicker, Mark Jalliffe, Ryan McCormick, Gus Tsatsakis De Paul University, Chicago: Marint Adamczyk, Lainie Castle, Abigail Foster, Frank Frigo, Liz Gnatek, Sheila Gonzalez, Joan Hoffman, Dan Malek, Tim Maloney, Krissy Nelson, Lidia Sabljic, Debbie Stotlz Eastern Illinois University, Charleston: Clint Faldetta, Renee Mary Fomelli, Raphaela Gallo, Carrie Miceli, Noreen Poyner, Tobi Ann Shane, Mara Smith Harper Community College, Palatine: Laura Hanson, Jenny Morandi Illinois College, Jacksonville: Mike Kostrzewa Illinois State University, Bloomington: Jason Alexovich, Erin Fitzgerald, Angelo Kikos, Jennie Koerber, Lou Matassa, Mike Spunder Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington: Melissa Hagenauer, Melanie Keller Kendall College, Evanston: Harry Gallios Knox College, Galesburg: Mary Frances Gavin Lake Forest College, Lake Forest: Ross Blank Lexington Institute, Chicago: Peggy Lyons Lincoln College, Lincoln: Kristine Tim-

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a complete list of college choices Wiszowaty University of Chicago, Chicago; Hyun Shin University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana: Joel Gregie, Marc Mazzuca, David Blumberg, Erika Bondarowicz, Jill Buckley, Tarak Chokshi, Christy Cline, Jenny Gallego, Gina Gottlieb, Matt Hachigan, Chris Larsen, Megan Lennon, Michele Manning, Jennifer Myalls, Christine Mytko, Anna Nommensen, Brant Palmquist, Theodore Pappas, Keryn Pasch, Kelli Ann Reaney, Kristin Reardon, Kate Reynolds, Christopher Semel, Sharon Tucker, Alyssa Vassos, Sean Watkins, Kyung Yoo University of Illinois, Chicago: Ester Cardenas, Dragan Colic, Julie Jensen, Marcy Knapick, Nick Kokosioulis, Kelly Kopke, Kathy Lyons, Pat Matchen, Katherine Nelson, Allen Sears, John Vanis Western Illinois University, Macomb: Nicole Corvo


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INDIANA Ball State University, Muncie: Dave Baker, Janet Komosa, Carrie Salemme De Pauw University, Greencastle: Tim Capper, Matthew Staniec Indiana University, Bloomington: Julie Campion, Peggy Nannini, Jean Prochaska, John Schroeder Notre Dame Univeristy, South Bend: Sarah Kaufman, Jeff Kilburg, Maureen Nugent, Katy Michal Purdue Univeristy, West Layfaette: Dave Brady, Matt Nunziata Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terra Haute: Brian Hameder St. Mary's College, Notre Dame: Molly Kilmer University of Guam, Guam: Dennis Carolan, Kevin Kelly Valparasio University, Valparasio: Cheryl Bratu, Tom Papahronis


Drake University, Des Moines: Charla Johnson Iowa State University, Ames: Amy Canarino University of Iowa, Iowa City: Andrea Berthold, Maggie Ciprian, Ann Ethridge, Jeanine Gerambia, Anthony Lamonia, Kris Lorenz, Ron Mazukelli, Christa Poskozim, Kira Simonian, Sharon Stasica, Jonathan Stenholt, Krista Thorson, Jenni Venetucci

KANSAS University of Kansas, Lawrence: Margaret Buckley, Kari Meyer

MASSACHUSETTS Harvard University, Cambridge: Brenda Saavedra, Matt LaBonar

Tufts University, Medford: Sean Denham

MICHIGAN Michigan State University, East Lansing: Brad Thompson University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Paul Gluzerman, Vanessa Miller, Steven Si-

MINNESOTA Bethel College, St. Paul: Steve Johnson St. Louis University, St. Louis: Dana Lilleberg, Gregory Peter

MISSOURI Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Giradeau: Andrea Rundblad

MONTANA University of Montana, Missolla: Tim Krahl

NEW JERSEY Centenary College, Hackettstown: Rachael Henrickson Princeton University, Princeton: James Spindler NEW YORK New York University, New York: Timothy Farrell

NORTH CAROLINA University of North Carolina, Chaple Hill: Scott Castellanos

OHIO Denison University, Granville: Paul Henderson Miami University, Oxford: April Aiossa, Linda Hermes, Liz Kuehn, Mark Sroka University of Dayton, Dayton: Kristine

Cassin, Debbie Hansen

PENNSYLVANIA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Margaret Young

RHODE ISLAND Johnson and Wales, Providence: Wanda Witek

TEXAS Texas A & M, Galveston: Jeff Clark, Leslie Halls

UTAH University of Utah, Chewbake Falls: Milan Subaric

WISCONSIN Beloit University, Beloit: Lee Deines Carthage College, Kenosha: Kurt Kuever Marquette University, Milwaukee: Jon An to, Carolyn Bilson, Laura Makula, Melinda Polan St. Norbert College, De Pere: Amy Hanson, Kathy Kuzmenko University of Wisconsin, La Crosse: Debbie Anselmini University of Wisconsin, Madison: John Byrne, Vincent Fisher,Andrew Gallios, Yasmine Kiss, Eric Manzi, Anna Tucci

MHJTARY U.S. Army: Chris McCabe U.S. Marine Corps: Mark Hohimer, Ken Melendy, Eric Wilhelm U.S. Navy: Stephen Bohm, Scott Klueppel

COSTARICA Univeristy of Costa Rica, San Jose: Fernando Viquez

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'92-'93 Most Valuable Players^ Jason Wynne Cross Country This year's Cross Country team elected Jason Wynne as their Most Valuable Player. Jason was All-conference following his performances Freshman year, and he moved up to run on the varsity squad during his Sophomore year on the team. This year, Jason was the team's single All-conference award-winning athlete, finishing a strong ninth at the competitive conference meet. He finished the season with a strong ending at the sectional meet also. Fortunately for the Cross Country team, Jason is only a junior and will be returning next year to again lead the Hawks to victory.

Clint Faldetta Football Coming off the best season ever for the Maine South football team, choosing an individual as most valuable was a very difficult decision. Truly the most valuable, Clint Faldetta was the backbone of the Hawk offense, playing the fullback position. His running game made up the majority of the Maine South plays, and these runs took the team all the way to the Class 6 A Quarterfinals in the State Championship race. For his dominance, Qint was awarded All-conference in addition to All-area awards. Clint's dedication was continually displayed throughout the

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year, especially when he played through serious injuries in the playoffs. His agility and skill will surely be missed by next year's team.

the MVP for this year by his teammates and coach. Jeremy had the best team average with a 44.3, even with a slump that plagued him in the middle of the season. He recovered to make a respectable showing at both the conference and Chris Sernel regional meets. He only missed qualifySoccer ing for the sectional meet by a few The sweeper on this year's soccer strokes, disappointing since he qualified team, Chris headed the Maine South for this meet in each of the two previous defensive squad. His all-around play was years. Last year Jeremyfinishedsixth at sensational throughout the season, and the regional meet and tenth at the conferalthough a majority of his time was spent ence meet, and although these feats were protecting his own goal, he also had the not accomplished this year, he remained versatility to move up to offense, where the unquestionable team leader. he scored ten goals on the season. He just missed being the only team member to Dave Makula qualify for All-state honors, but he did Golf pick-up All-conference honors. In addition to All-conference, he recieved AllOnly a sophomore this year, Dave area awards from both the Chicago Trib- Makula has a bright future on the Maine une and the Chicago Sun-Times. He was South golf team. He was tied with Jeremy also named to the All-sectional team Ichen for the lowest team average, and as roster. Chris' missed selection to the All- a result achieved co-Most Valuable state team by just a few points, which Player status. Dave truly shined this year, could have been achieved at the one playing high above all expectations set game. He missed only one game this upon him. Consistently he was around the season, a game in which the Hawks top for team scores, shown by his 44.3 dominated and would have gained top average. He was the only Hawk golfer to points in the running for All-state honors. place at the conference meet, where he attained the tenth place award. Dave also competed with the team at the regional Jeremy Ichen meet. He is an extremely dedicated player Golf with two more years to compile even The golf team's Most Valuable Player further achievements against a field of last year, Jeremy was once again elected very skilled opponents.

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lead Hawks on to victory Marty Dula Wrestling This year's Maine South wrestling captain is also the team's Most Valuable Player. Marty was the most dominant and consistent force throughout the year for the Hawks. He accomplished an outstanding 34-4 record overall in the season, including four additional tournament championships. These tournaments include the Holy Cross, Waukegan, Niles North, and the Regional tournaments. Marty received All-Conference honors for his consistent performance throughout the entire year.

Mark Kufner Basketball The Basketball team's MVP for this year is senior Mark Kufner. As the team's point guard, Mark led the Hawks' offensive attack, deciding whether to make the ' pass or take the shot depending on the situation. He was a dominant force on the court, and for his consistent effort he received All-Conference honors. He was the only player on the team to receive this honor.

Jamie Mills Swimming This year's Most Valuable Player for the boys' swim team is junior Jamie

Mills. Among his many achievements this season, Jamie was a conference champion in two events, and he was also a medalist in three events at the sectional meet. Following his strong performance at the conference meet, he was selected as the Pioneer Press "Athlete of the Week." He represented his team as the co-captain also.

nastics program has escaped the threat of being canceled this year, so Trent can return and continue his performing next year.

Brad Thompson Tennis One of the co-captains of the this year's Maine South tennis team. Brad Thompson is also the co-Most Valuable Player of the tennis team. This year he has earned AU-Conference honors for the second consecutive season and for the entire season Brad has played at the number one singles position. His highlights include a first place finish in the Maine South Invitational Tournament as well as a first place consolation trophy in the competitive Rolling Meadows Invite. Brad has been a major contributor to the team in every factor.

Trent Vensas Gymnastics

Trent Vensas Gymnastics Only a sophomore, Trent has already established himself as the major contributor to the Gymnastics team. He participates in every event except the floor exercise, and he is a consistent contributor in each event. Fortunately, the gym-

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Girls' outstanding attiletes of ttie Lisette Mroz Basketball

Rebecca Sasso Volleyball

Lisette was a two year member of the varsity basketball team. She was the starting center and co-captain for this year's team. Lisette was unanimously elected to the AllConference team. She was also named to the all-tournament teams for the Niles North tournament, and the Buffalo Grove/Maine South tournament. Lisette was the top scorer and rebounder on the varsity team. Not only was Lisette a dedicated basketball player, she also assisted in the trainers room during her off seasons.

Rebecca has all the qualities a great athlete should have. Rebecca is determined, intense, and is highly skilled at the sport. As a two year varsity member she played an important role in the Maine South volleyball program. As a junior, Rebecca was recgonized by the coach as the "most coachable" player. On the volleyball court Rebecca was a vital part of the back row both in defense and offense. At the end of the season she had a 63 percent average in serve receive attempts, and 78 percent in attempted digs. Even though Rebecca would have rathered played as a front row spiker, she realized she was more useful to the team in the back row. However, no matter where she played, she always put in 100 percent.

Kristen Neisler Gymnastics, Soccer

Lisette Mroz Basketball

Kristen has been a member of the varsity gymnastics team all four years. Kristen is a dedicated and talented athlete. Between her freshman and sophomore year, Kristen injured her knee, an injury that could only be remedied by surgery. After a period of physical therapy she was back, practicing hard on the gymnastics floor. She received All-Conference honors and was named to the AilAmerican team for the balance beam. Kristen was captain of the gymnastics team her senior year. Even though gymnastics is Kristen's first love, she also utilizes her talents to benefit the girls' soccer team.

between the first, second, and third slots on the team. On account of Karen's positive attitude and great ability in the game of tennis, she received all-conference honors. Hopefully, Karen can take what she has learned this past season and utilize it to lead the tennis team to a victorious season next Fall.

Melissa Hill Swimming Sophomore Melissa Hill has been a great asset to the varsity team for two years. This is her second year receiving MVP award. Melissa advanced to the state competition for the second year in a row. She qualified in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. In the 200 freestyle she finished in 19lh place, and in the 100 freestyle she finished 13th in the state. Melissa was conference champion in the 200 freestyle, and was named to the all-conference team. S ince Melissa is only a sophomore she still has two years to improve and maybe even be the top in the state.

Karen Goelkel Tennis Rebecca Sasso Volleyball

Kristen Neisler Gymnastics, Soccer

Karen, a junior this year, is a two year varsity member of the girls' tennis team. Karen assisted the team in the singles competition. Throughout the season she fluctuated

Karen Goelkel Tennis

Melissa Hill Swimming

Kathryn Michal Cross-Country, Track Kathryn has achieved success both on the athletic and academic levels. Katy has been on the varsity track team for three years, and has competed on the varsity cross country team all four years. She was honored last November with the WMAQTV Student Athlete of the Week Award. Other awards Katy received besides MVP for cross country are: All-conference honors, and scholar athlete. She was elected by her teammates to be captain of both the cross-country and track and field teams. Katy has been an active member of the Varsity Club, and was elected President of the club her senior year.

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^2- '93 year sparkle with excellence Stacy Ladra was elected co-captain of the team her senior Softball, Basketball year. Kate was named to the All-Conference Stacy shares her talents with three sports team. Besides soccer, Kate also particapated throughout the the school year. Stacy was a in swimming. She was a four year varsity two year varsity member of the Softball team. member of the swim team. She was a two year varsity basketball player, Jenny Myalls and a one year varsity volleyball player. BeSoftball, Swimming tween her junior and senior years, Stacy had to have surgery on her knee, and after lots of Jenny was a member of the varsity softball physical therapy Stacy managed to play soft- team during her senior year. Coach Kerr deball her senior year. scribed Jenny as, "a dangerous threat on the bases." Not only does Jenny dedicate herself to Maureen Nugent softball, swimming was also a top priority throughout her high school life. A three year Soccer, Basketball member of the varsity swim team. Jenny was a vital member of both teams and was always Maureen was a three year varsity starter for the girls' soccer team. She received All- the first to cheer up the team when they were Conference, All-Sectional, and All-State behind. honors her senior year. Maureen was elected Jenny Koerber co-captain of the soccer team her senior year. Softball, Volleyball Besides playing soccer she was also involved with the varsity basketball team for two years. Jenny was an important part of the girls' Maureen was also elected co-captain of the- varsity softball team for three years. In the basketball team.On the court Maureen led the field she was a definite threat to anyone who team as point guard. was onfirstbase.Jennyhasa collective batting average of .305. Jenny was also a two year Kate Reynolds varsity volleyball player. On the court Jenny Soccer, Swimming was a middle blocker and a dependable spiker Kate is a three year varsity member and on the offense. She had the most block attwo year starter of the girls' soccer team. She tempts, totaling 25 attempts.

Debbi Anselmini Badminton, Swimming

Debbi has been a member of the varsity badminton team for three years. Debbi played #2 singles and #1 doubles her senior year. Debbi was the only girl on the team to qualify for the state competition. Debbi is also a member of the varsity girls' swim team.

Gretchen Henrickson Track Gretchen has been a one year varsity member of the girls' track and field team. During the indoor season, Gretchen broke the fieldhouse record in the long jump, with a jump of 16'6". Gretchen was one out of the two girls' from the team to qualify forthe state competition in the long jump.

Monica Huettinger Soccer, Gymnastics Monica is not only a two year varsity starter for the girls' soccer team, she is also a four year member of the varsity gymnastics team. In soccer she received All-Conference, All-Sectional, and All-State honors. In gymnastics Monica was All-Conference, and AUAmerican. Early on in her senior year she had surgery on her shoulder.However she did play gymnastics and soccer her senior year.

Stacy Ladra Maureen Nugent Kate Reynolds Jenny Myalls

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Faldetta, Huettinger voted best athletes, \Clint


Wrestling: 3-year letterman 3-time All-Conference 2-time IHSA Regional Champion 4-time Niles North tourney Champion 3-time IHSA Sectional Qualifier 2-time IHSA State Qualifier Captain-Senior year Football: All-Conference Conference MVP on offense Team MVP Participated in two all-star games: Suburban and EastA/Vest Shrine Rushed for 1300 yards

Monica HuettingeF\ Gymnastics: 4-year varsity competitor MVP- Junior year Captain- Junior and Senior years All-Conference- Junior and Senior years School record holder- Vault 9.5 High School Ail-American 1992: Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, Ail-Around Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention-1993 Soccer: 3-year varsity competitor All-Conference- Senior year All-Sectional- Senior year All-State- Senior year

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