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Class of 1999


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niors d e p a r t After four years of dedication and hard work, these

Brendan Hennigan Applied Technology

Vicky Lappas Business

Andrea Roth Family and Consumer Sciences

College and University Scholarships Marquette University: Royner Distinguished Scholar— Anna Mieszaniec, Ignatious Leadership Scholarship— Kathleen Dunne, Ignatious Scholarships for Academic Achievemant—Gina Kremer, Mary Stankiewicz North Park University: Magnuson Scholarship—Sanda Ursache University of Wisconsin at Madison: College of Engineering Freshman merit—Scot Kronenfeld RoseHulman Institute of Technology: Rose Hulman Scholarship—Bret Olsen Michigan State University: Professorial Assistantship at Honors College Merit Recognition Scholarship—Aime Edison-Swift Illinois Wesleyan University: Alumni Talent Scholarships—Anne Wlezien, Szymon Krzyanowski, Jordan Wipf Loyola University of Chicago: Lx)yola Academic Scholarship— Adelina Sessa Augustana College: Presidential Music/ Theater Scholarship—Julie Lucchesi Hope College: Distinguished Scholar Award—Emily Marmakee Ohio Wesleyan University: Trustee Scholarship—Emily Smythe Valparaiso University: Crusader Scholarship— Lindsey Hendrickson, Board of Directors Scholarship— Jane Optie, Presidential Scholarship—Paul Johnson Butler University: Trustee Scholarship Designated Scholar in Education—^Jennifer Barrett, Butler Grant Scholarship—Christina Wrobel University of Dayton: Academic Achievement Scholarship—Amy Angarone Illinois State University: Talent Grant Scholarship— Erin Nugent Carnegie Mellon University: University Scholarship—^Amy Byrge St Louis University: University Scholarship—Craig Stankiewicz Purdue University: Athletic Scholarship—Vedron Dzolovic Indiana University: Faculty Scholarships—Katie Morgan, John Moran, Joseph Wnek, Carolyn Manrose Middle Tennessee State University: Presidential Scholarship— Christopher Marshall Tulane University: Distinguished Scholars Award —Joseph Slezak Dominican University: Honor Scholarship—Shayna Robinson, Incentive Awards—Helena Beladakis, Stephanie Murphy, Parish Leadership and Achievment Award—Susan Skaczylo

Jennifer Palm Art

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana: Department of Theater Scholarship—Lee Adlaf, President's Award—^Rebecca Rangel DePaul University: Presidential Scholar—Christopher Buckley Boston College: Boston College Scholarship—Bradley Shemluck Marian College of Fond du Lac: Naber Leader Scholarship—^Patrick TerrettaLoite Forest College: Presidential Scholarship—Joseph Kipta, Deerpath Music Scholarship—Christine Stevens, Deerpath Leadership Math/ Science Founders Scholarship—Christme Stevens Clarke College: Presidential Sholarship—Asheley Kiefer Westmont College: Presidential Scholarship— Kyle Gaim Cornell College: Acedemic and Community Enrichment Scholarship—Kieth Kura North Central College: Achievement in Presidential Scholarship Competition—Mary Elizabeth Nuzzo Elmhurst College: Academic Achievement Award—Amy Goodwin Knox College: Hermann R. Muelder Scholar—Cynthia Barounis Carroll College: Presidential Music Scholarship—Andy Farrell. Other Scholarships Chicago Tribune Digital Publishing Scholarship: Andrew FarreU Skirball Institute on American Values 19 j National High School Essay Contest: Carl Hughes RoB ert C. Byrd Honors Scholars: Carl Hughes, Brian Pick Lillian E. Glover PTA Scholarship: Jane Optie Tooling and Manufacturing Association Math Poster Award: Christina Anderson Golden Apple Scholar: Christine Stevens Northwest Suburban Cook County Chapter Scholarship: Christine Stevens Chicagoland Media Educators' Network Nadine Sterk Scholarship: Elizabeth Bamette Aid Assosiation for Lutherans: Anne Edison-Swift Norwegian National league Scholarship: Aime Edison-Swift Brooklyn Postal Workers Award: Scot Kronenfeld Park Ridge Jaycees Young American Award: Ciara Forrest. National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists: John Bang, Arme Edison-Swift, Carl Hughes, Brian Pick, Donald Walsh Commended Students: Brian Dema, Siobhan Dolan, Brooke Fillippo, Katherine

Christine Stevens Music

mm Brendan Hennigan Speech/Drama


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•with honor seniors are regarded as the best of the best Greenslade, Jonathan Hilyard, Scott Kronenfeld, Anna Kurtz, Jeffery Lazzaro. Jane Optie, Daniel Schwartz National Merit 'Special' Scholarships: Michigan State University Scholarship—Anne Edison-Swift, St. Olaf College Scholarship—Carl Hughes. Private Scholarships Park Ridge Art League Scholarships— Jennifer Palm, Christina Anderson, Julie Motala, Erica Dietz Hal Chastain Scholarship—Lee Adlaf Scott Wade Scholarship—Alexandra Uzemack Ralph J. and Ellen Frost Scholarships— Laura Paine, Andrew Waggoner Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award— Ellen Crawford Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award—Biian Pick Helen Dobbins Memorial Scholarship—Laura Paine 'M' Club Scholarships— Brett Harmann, John Moran Speech/Drama/Broadcasting Boosters Scholarships— Lee Adlaf, Dana Barabas, Elizabeth Bamette, Margaret Byrne, Kristen Church, Lily Corcoran, Brendan Hennigan, Julie Lucchesi, Courtney Norwood, Erin Nugent, Ryan Oboza, Alicia Rose, Dan Schwartz, Christine Stevens, Christina Trahanas. Allison Wagoner, Thaddeus Williams Music Boosters Scholarships—Jared Skiba, Christine Stevens, Peter Wojtowicz Gordon McLean Scholarship—Ayn Balija Scott Wade Soccer Scholarships—Emily Knoblauch, Brian Price, Jordan Wipf Park Ridge Panhellenic Club Scholarships—Allison Wagoner, Amanda Wolf Maine South Mothers' Club Scholarships—John Bang, Lindsay Beyer, H Chen Liu, Derek Cwik, Brian Dema, Anthony Enright, Brooke FiUippo, Ciara Forrest, Amy Fulara, Natale Fuller, Amul Ganger, Amy Goodwin, Adam Haney, Christoula Haralampopoulos, Patrick Hauser, Asheley Kiefer, Jeffery Lazzaro, Andrea Lifton, JuUe Lucchesi, michelle Menotti, Anna Mieszaniec, Piotr Obara, Jane Optie, Angela Plewa, Elizabeth Raap, Rebecca Rangel, Shayna Robinson, Daniel Schwartz, Bradley Schemluck, Young Song, Belinda Spike, Rebecca Stein, Renee Vassilos, Jordan Wipf Dr Clyde K. Watson Award—Carl Hughes Virginia Feurer Scholarships—Christine Stevens,

Anne Edison-Swift English

Allison Wagoner Des Plaines Ladies of the Elks Sholarships—Natalie Fuller, Belinda Spike, Allison Wagoner, Craig Stankiewicz Navy ROTC Scholarship— Bradley Shemluck United States Naval Academy Award—Brett Harmann United States Army Reserves National Scholar Athletes—Brian Pick, Emily Smythe The Lutheran Brotherhood Scholarship—Anne EdisonSwift Twentieth Century Juniors Foundation Scholarships—Ciara Forrest, Asheley Kiefer, Julie Lucchesi, Piotr Obara, Rebecca Rangel, Craig Stankiewicz National Honor Society Tutoring Scholarship—Rebecca Stein Student Council Scholarships—Adam Haney, Christine Stevens, Brian Pick, Emily Smythe, Jermifer Mozdren Student Council Drama/Music Scholarship— Lee Adlaf Kathryn Pierce Varsity Club Scholarship— Emily Smythe. Other Awards Outstanding Athlete Awards—Laura Paine, Brian Price Ken Reese Senior Service Memorial Scholarships— Dana Barabas, Jennifer Barrett, Amy Byrge, Anne Edison-Swift, Andrew Farrell, Bradly Metzinger, Jane Optie, Brian Pick, Emily Smythe, Craig Stankiewicz, Christine Stevens Chris Harris Memorial Scholarship—Brian Pick Michael Hudson Scholarships—Brian Pick, Brian Price Tom Ziemek Memorial Scholarship— Bradley Shemluck Good Will Awards—^Jennifer Barrett, Jeffery Cox, Ellen Crwford, Paul Johnson, Joseph Miller, Nicholas Norman, Laura Paine, Franklin Ramirez, Elizabeth Tedeschi, April Valle Honorary Good Will Awards—Stephanie Czwalinna, Janne Henrickson, Bou-Young Yoim. Departmental Awards Applied Technology—Brendan Heimigan Business— Vicky Lappas Family and Consumer Sciences—Andrea Roth Art—Jennifer Palm Music—Christine Stevens Speech/Drama—Brendan Hennigan English—Arme Edison-Swift Foreign Language—Ellen Crawford Mathematics Scot Kronenfeld Physical Education— Ryan Oboza Science—Katherine Marcucci Social Science—Brian Pick.

Ellen Crawford Foreign Language

Scot Kronenfeld Mathematics

l^iU Brian Pick Social Science

Katherine Marcucci Science

Ryan Oboza Physical Education


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Exemplary Social Science students Receiving • • honors: • World Cultures: Madeleine Agaton, Tamara Ananewycz, Anthony Anichini, Selviyye AvdyU, Mariusz Babicz, Charlene Baccay, Tina Brionez, Nicole Cameron, Milutin Cejovic, Magdalena Chwierut, Corina Crisan, Christopher Czapla, Adam Gerambia, Melhs Gilbar, William Gipson, Stacy Hendrickson, Scott Kennedy, Daniel Krugler, Ehzabeth Kuhr, Martena Kusz, Elizabeth Niemczyk, Norman Olsen, Chrystal Peterson, Steven Petrovas, Natalia Sadowski, Christina Sayat, Rita Sayat, Carole Schifftnan, Bardley Schmit, Matthew Schoenstene, Erick Tajstrzyk, Diana Wolek and Joanne Ylagan. World Cultures Accelerated: Kathleen Barry, Elizabeth Bondi, Michael Braun, Natasia Broeker, Stephaine Caccomo, Scott Cameron, Jason Clark, Patrick Conlon, Andrea Cosman, Lynn Costanza, Patricia Diduch, Karen Dilfer, Magdalena Dumin, Margaret Dwyer, Kevin Fee, Tamara Forys, Kelly Foy, Erin Farmer, Kimberly Gotches, Emilie Hanson, David Hejza, Jesse Jang, Kaitlin Kaminski, Jessica Kmiecik, Peter Kontos, Michal Swiecien Lindsay Laguna, Kathryn Lovero, Kristin Mc Cann, Claire Mulbrandon, Anthony Notardonato, David Nuzzo, Kelly Oenning, Nidhi Patel, Megan Price, Matthew Recsetar, Julie Rewerska, Jessie Rubino, Tracy Schmidt, David Skiba and Michael Zuhr. History of the Western World: Kristen Bargo, Jessica Colletta, Nicole Czech, Karen Davis, Peter Donovan, Stacy Druschitz, Douglas Elsesser, Keith Erickson, Jessica Follmer, Patrick Gibbons, Katelin Gill, David Gillespie, Adam Goss, Michael Holowatyj, Michael Kuczynski, Scott Lesko, Julianne Mc Vey, Amy Moorehouse, Anthony Perrozzi, Sylvia Radwanski, James Reeder, Eric Raz, NataUe Rubino, Lauren Rywelski, Peter Schaul, Stephen Schimmel, Joseph Sergo, Caroline Skowron, Jennifer Solnes, Nicholas Somerman, Michael Walczak, Maureen Wallies and Domenica Zuccarello. Europen History Advanced Placement: Jessica Baldacchino, Theresa Dulski, Joshua Gelula, Tayna Gluzerman, John Jacobsen Meghan McCall, Nicholas Schmidt, Claire Sharkey and Michael Tomczyk. Government Honors: Christina Ananawycz, Kevin Barrett, Martin Bis, Kevin Bochenek, Holly Bothman, Lisa

Calenda, Raul ^ . . Jessica , . Colletta, „ ., „ , Crisan, ^ -. Wesley Davis, Tmi Dean, Brian Dema, Stacy Druschitz, Keith Erickson, Angela Evola, Ciara Forrest, Colleen Foy, Sheha Gibbons, Tara Glavin, Chrisoula Haralampopoulos, Tracey Kapusnik, Sarah Kaulfers, Michael Kavka, Marta Kazmierczak, Maureen Kudlik, Erin Lazer, Bexy Mathew, Amy Moorehouse, Katie Morgan, William Neumann, Mary Nuzzo, Eldon Olmstead, Ann Oravec, Michael Pankau, Demetra Papaioannou, Anthony Perrozzi, Mark Phillips, Andrew Piotrowski, Margarita Prieto, William Resales, Andrea Roth, Natalie Rubino, Lauren Rywelski, Erin Shewfelt, Bradley Shemluck, Caroline Skowron, Brenden Smaha, Scott Sobczak, Belinda Spike, Ehzabeth Tedeschi, Penny Tsihpetros, Erin Tyrrell, Sandra Ursache, Aparsara Warapanyaseni, Holly Warchol, Thaddeus Williams, Peter Wojtowicz, Andrew Ziegenhom and Jonathan Zuhr. Government Democracy Accelerated: Marie Hickey, Joseph Kipta, Keith Kura, Eric Lawson, Angela Plewa, Samuel Porras, Lisa Thoss, Andrew Waggoner and Karen Weyna. Advanced Placement Government: Michael Ansenberger, Ayn Balija, Lindsay Beyer, Ann Carroll, Sterling Chung, Jeffery Cox, Ellen Crawford, Krista Diestel,Siobhan Dolan, Kathleen Dunne, Katherine Dwyer, Anne Edison-Swift, Eileen Forde, Natalie Fuller, Amul Ganger, Kyle Gann, Amy Goodwin, Katherine Greenslade, Adam Haney, Patrick Hauser, Serena Hohmann, Beth Humbert, Anna Kurtz, Gabriella Kusz, Julie Lucchesi, Megan Manning, Anne Marous, Michelle Menotti, John Moran, Jennifer Mozdren, Andrew Mueller, Piotr Obara, Bret Olson, Matthew Palys, Monique Poslinski, Brian Price, Paul Rogus, Maren Ronan, Daniel Schwartz, Michael Sebastian, Monalee Shah, Jared Skiba, Young Song, Rebecca Stein, Christine Stevens, Andrea Vigna, Jordan W:pf and Amanda Wolf. Law in American Society: Bishoy AboSaif, Martin Bis, Ann Carroll, Ehza Duncan, Philip Elsesser, Tara Glavin, Beth Humbert, Marta Kazmierczak, Emily Knoblauch, Gina Kremer, Andrew Piotrowski, William Rosales, Belinda Spike, Nicholas Suizzo and Lara Zimmerman. Modem History: Christina Ananewycz, Ann Carroll, Colleen Foy, Amy Fulara, Kyle Gann, Maureen Kudlik, Eric Lawson, Mary

Nuzzo, Padraig O'Shea, Mark P h i l l i p ^ ^ Michael Sebastian, Joe Slezak, ElizabetT? Tedeschi and Jonathan Zuhr. Anthropology: Jeff Cox, Brian Dema, Anthony Enright, Jessica Marquez and Michael Sebastian. Economics: Kevin Barrett, Ross Bosy, Jonathon Desmond, Mario DiLorenzo, Eliza Duncan, Justin Eatherton, Kurt Fleischmann, Michelle Fox, Julia Hammond, Tina Janczm-a, Brian Kennnedy, Ernest Klusak, Anita Michalec, Katherine Mocarski, Piotr Piatek, Mark Phillips, Denise Pollworth, Rodney Santiago, Marissa Skarbek, Oliver Skuza, Eileen Slattery, Brendan Smaha, Scott Sobczak, Renee Vassilos, Apasara Warapanyanseni, Edward Weaver and Jill Yetsky. Sociology: Meredith Cella, Angela Evola, Kyle Gann, Susan Jaeger, Tracey Kapusnik, Anna Kurtz, Jessica Marquez, Katie Morgan, Christine MuUarkey, Joanna Razowska, Amanda Thomas and Ken Yurkus. United States History: Chistine Bisanz, Courtney Cash, Claire Cerezo, Amanj Colhns, Steven Dabrowski, Mary Demaro Katherine Dhamer, Antonello DiBenedetto, Robert Fincannon, James Goodrich, Amy Grzenzia, Janne Henrickson, Liam Hickey, Amanda Jasinowski, Kathryn Kelly, Jennifer Kim, Lindsay Kleiner, Daniel Krysztopa, Laura LaCerra. Jasmine Markovic, Jennifer Meyer, Christina Perez, Rebecca Pietrzak, Piotr Rewerski, Jennifer Sagat, Matthew Schuenke, Katherine Skuza, Cassandra Szczudlo, Sarah Timmer, Randy Tosch, Jeff Totsch and Colleen Van Hosen. United States History Accelerated: Brian Anderson, Joseph Arends, Candice Bilson, Steven Chung, Lauren Colletti, Maura Collins, Michael-Mary Conlon, Mike De Pilla, Kathleen Dietlin, Andrew Douglass, Brian Fee, Jenifer Fink, Alan Gajda, Erin Green, Katarzyna Gruszkowska, Siobhan Hickey, Christopher Holland, Eunice Jang, Tatjana Kecman, Courtney Kiefer, Erika Kronborg-Mogil, Lisa Maillie, Eric Malcolm, Ellen McGuire, Hannah Megacz, Julia Mix, Stephan Natali, Margaret Niemczyk, Daniel Ostalowski Stella Pappg Eric Pick, Celestina Rivera, Joal~ Schornack, Chris Schutt, Tim SeiweT verT Bridget Sieck, Matthew Sleyko, Melissa Sleyko, Melissa Sobota, Chalaton Warapanyanyaseni and Dawn Wilson.


Foreign language students honored Receiving honors and high honors: French 11: Colleen Hannon and Tamara Forys German I: Daniel Kreisel, Mark Pretzer and Angelica Tomasiewicz German I, Accelerated: Laura Jarosz German II: Nicole Czech, Kayla DiMenna, Janne Henrickson and Nicole Penn. German II Accelerated: Alexander Dorow and Jennifer Hunsader. German IH: Katrina Kloess. German III Accelerated: Katie Gruskowska, Katie Husar and Piotr Rewerska. Italian I: Stephanie Nickele and Vince Peri. Italian H: Thomas Abbatacola, Stephanie Bailey, Nora Bums, Kate Ferraro, Nicole Kline and Michela Pagano. Italian III: Lisa Cupello, Steven Dabrowski and Maurizio Gulotta. Italian IV: Lindsay Beyer and Jeffery Franckowiak. Spanish I: Katryn Battista, Philip Berko,Martha Borowski, Anita Chang, Jason Clark, Eileen Collins, Erin Farmer, Kinga Gorniak, Rachel Kalom, Scott Kennedy, Peter Kurinsky, Urszula Lemiszka, Jordan Mann, Elizabeth Niemczyk, Matt Ognar, Maximilian Ortego, Steven Pankau, Sylvia Radwanski, Mary Therese Ristau, Daniel Saavedra, Rashada Sasser, Christine Schaefer, Matthew Shalzi, Kathleen Sullivan, Valerie Widmaier, Jack Wlezien and Rita Yonkers. Spanish I Accelerateed: Kathleen Barry, Jonna Gattuso, Kelly Leszczynski, Christopher Marquez, Victoria Ortega, Lauren Paez, Lauren Savastio, and Jennifer Ylagan. Spanish II: Jacquelyn Arvidson, Lisa Braddy, Joseph Capello, Corissa Cardenas, Milutin Cejovic, Edward Cimoch, Joseph Conti, Andrea Cosman, Brian Dema, Andrew Derifield, Patrick Dillon, Kara Dollaske, Magdalena Dumin, Lauren Ferek, Anna Golec, Kimberly Gotches, Ryan Grob, Roh)ert Gureico, Stacy Hendrickson, Brian Johnson, Douglas Kisielius, Peter Kontos, Erika Kronborg-Mogil, David Krone, Erika Larsen, Jennifer Liggett, Anna MarzuUo, arcin Murzanski, Ivana Nanac, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Nicholas Olenec, Nidhi Patel, Paul Popovic, Carolina Radziszewski, Christina Rasane, Steven Roe, Julia Rewerska, Matthew Schoenstene, Christy

Schwartz, Claire Sharkey, Mana Solorzano, Jessica Stuckey, John Vigna, Melissa Waller, Maureen Wallies, Michael Walczak and Audry Ziolkowski. Spanish n Accelerated: Jason Nuzzo and Catherine Witczak. Spanish HI: Christina Anderson, Marlena Bajno, Jessica Baldacchino, Predrag Barac, Kelly Blohm, Jon Ceh, Jennifer Caccomo, Kevin Fleischmann, Alaina Frano, Ifegenia Fronimos, Katelin Gill, Sarah Hansen, Lynn Herrmann, Siobhan Hickey, Jennifer Kamieniak, Ortivlrd Karas, Tatjana Kecman, Laura LaCerra, Dominick Lupo, Kathleen Madl, John Martino, Natalie Rubino, Nikoletta Sarantopoulos, Bonnie Skowronski, Jennifer Steele, James Sullivan, Micheal Tedeschi, Melissa Thomas and Michael Tomczyk. Spanish HI Accelerated: Kira Ho. Spanish IV: Christina Ananewycz and Holly Warchol. Receiving high honors: French 11 Accelerated: Susan Abraham, Elizabeth Bondi, Natasia Broeker, Britt Frederiksen, Tanya Gluzerman, Carl Hughes, Courtney Huxtable, Jaclyn Jemc, Anne Marous, Kristin McCann, Christine Mata, Shannon McCue, Christopher McGuire, Allison Montgomery, Elizabeth Ori, Danielle Pallasch, Anthony Perrozzi, Megan Price, Nora Sapieka, Lisa Simoncelb and Katherine Skwarczek. French HI Accelerated: Elizabeth Haley, Dionele Jakubow, Natalie Selk, Marta Skik and Katherine Dwyer. French r v Accelerated: Som Dalai, Matthew Palys, Lukasz Pyzowksi and Nicolette Stach. French V Accelerated : Cynthia Barounis, Jeffery Lazzaro, Bradley Metzinger, Laura Paine, Ehzabeth Raap and Maria Sabljic. German I Accelerated: Ayn Balija, Patricia Diduch, Stephen Natali, Elizabeth Ori, Abigail Policy, Julia Rewerska, Timothy Schneider and David Skiba. German 11 Accelerated : Robert Kiepura, Sonja Mirsky, Jorie Walsh and Lara Zimmerman. German IV Accelerated: Krista Diestel. Italian I Accelerated : Kathryn Ballard, Ellen Crawford, Angela D'Aviero, Andy Donovan, Liana Pini, Sandra Pullara, Jessie Rubino, Marta Skwarczek and Micheal Zuhr. Italian II Accelerated: Margherita

Barone, Sandra Calenda, Paul DiFranco, Katie Genualdi, Stephen Natali, Elizabeth Pahlke, Sylvia Palella, Melissa Penovich and Ehzabeth Raap. Italian HI Accelerated: Adriana Bartucci, Beatrice Ceccherini-Nelli, Antonello DiBenedetto, Annalisa Marchiafava and Elizabeth Ori. Italian IV Accelerated: Lisa Calenda, Julie Lucchesi, Katherine Marcucci and Adelina Sessa. Spanish I Accelerated: Jennifer Anderson, Rachael Barr, Melanie Qark, Kelly Foy, Lindsay Laguna, Alexander Markovic, Kelly Oenning, Tracy Schmidt, Philip Sloan, William Smythe, Jorie Walsh and Emily Zoellner. Spanish HI Accelerated: Kathryn Ballard, Shea Barrett, Kathryn Bemdtsn, Micheal Cocagne, Michael-Mary Conlon, Theresa Dulski, Sam Fuller, Mary Futris, Patrick Griffith, John Jacobsen, Sharon Jaffe, Meghan Kamani, Adrianna Kesala, Andrea Kite, Natalie Kruk, Heidi Libner, Nino Mariano, Meghan McCall, Amy Moorehouse and Marta Skwarczek. Spanish r v Accelerated: Brooke Fillippo, Bill Heerman, Katherine Skwarczek and Anna Mieszaniec. Spanish V Advanced Placement: Ellen Crawford, Anne Edison- Swift, Ciara Forrest, Fotini Giakoumis, Katherine Greenslade, Anne Marous and Rebecca Stein

Social Science Awards continued from page 4 ^•™—^~™"^^^^ United States History Advanced Placement: Sarah Anderson, Joseph Bello, Lauren Brinati, Sabina Brkic, Frances Futris, Laura Gorski, Liz Lovero, Megan McHugh, Kathleen Meyer, Kevin Moot, Adrianne Pontarelli, Susan Puis, Edward Sim, Sean Story and Edward Uliassi. Receiving high honors: World Cultures Accelerated: Britt Frederiksen, Megan Gibbons, Andrew Huening, Sharon Jaffe, Martin Joyce, Robert Kiepura, Natalie Kruk, Alexander Markovic, Shanon McCue, Jonathan Michaels, Stephanie Nickele, Elizabeth O'Donnell, James Puis, Lee Regner, William Smythe and Emily Zoellner. European History Advanced Placement: Arlene Dawravoo, Gwendolyn Fisher, Mary Futris, Katie Husar, Andrea Kite and Catherine Witczak.


For your enjoyment by Katie Marcucci It's Christmas morning. The alarm you set (for the earUest possible time your parents would even consider letting you wake up) goes off; you're ready to go see what is under the tree. Tearing down the hallway, stopping to gently coax your parents out of their temporary hibernation, and dashing down the stairs to find the gifts Santa has placed under the tree. In a flurry of activity, you spot the toy! It is the one that you have seen on TV, circled in the J.C. Penny's catalog and dropped everso-subtle about. The whole day you examine it, enjoy it and eventually earmark it to the bottom of your toy chest. As the anticipation of receiving the toy was my fuel when I was seven, so too was the anticipation of entering high school my fuel in eighth grade. I had seen all of the episodes of Saved by the Bell and couldn't wait to see what high school was like. One thing is for sure, seven kids are not best fHends with the principal. Coming from a school with only thirty kids in my graduating class, I wondered what it would be like to be in a class with five hundred kids. Being able to go to football games, formal dances, eating lunch in a cafeteria; of these were the things I looked forward to.

Finally the first day of freshman year had come. Just as I had not been able to sleep Christmas Eve, I was not able to sleep tlie night before the first day. I think I was up two hours before school started, something that would not be a common occurrence in the four years to come. I was all set; high school was finally here! The first hour was a little hairy with all of those upperclassmen around, but I found comfort in my classmates. After awhile I finally realized that it was not that complicated to find my way around in a school made up of rectangles. I was done examining Maine South and now was ready to enjoy it. Enjoy it I did. Simple things: seeing a movie at the Pickwick and eating at Giappo's every Friday night freshman year; seeing a football team win a state championship and a basketball team go to supersectionals; watching people change over the course of four years, late nights filled with tons of homework and little sleep; discovering who a person truly is; Southwards and swimming; the Language Lab, the bookstore and the cafeteria; opportunities, wonders and carbon paper; assemblies, dances and yearbooks enjoyed. Altogether the teachers, the students, the school; this I enjoyed. Hopefully as your four years come to an

end at Maine South some aspect of your edu-" cational experience brings you enjoyment. For each person this is distinctly different. Each one of us had different classes, friends and teachers, yet we all shared Maine South. It is the times I enjoyed that will be earmarked to the bottom of my toy chest. They will not be put on the bottom to be forgotten, however. Instead the highlights of my high school career will serve as a foundation for my future endeavors; getting through college, finding a job, starting a family. Our four years of playing with our biggest "toy" has come to an end. As the end approaches, the four years we as a senior class are leaving behind should mean something. Regardless of your involvement with the school, Maine South has affected you. Maybe these were the worst four years of your life or the best times of your life so far. Whatever they were, they will help you in the years to come. All of the knowledge we have gained both socially and educationally have left impressions that will stay with us for awhile. ^ ^ Okay, so maybe I am still the girl wht^^B will wake up at the crack of dawn the day I leave for college, but I know I will not be the same freshman I was before. I have my teachers, my friends and Maine South to thank for that.

Are we really one of a kind? by Margaret Byrne It had just started to get warm again. No one had a previous obligation that day, so we peeled out of the A-wing parking lot, turned the music up, and just drove. The pressures of college and change in general had been affecting us all greatly, and it was rare for us not to talk about them in the hushed tones of insecurity that we had grown so accustomed to. We didn't talk about it then, but I am sure it crossed all of our minds. The silence, or rather the not mentioning it, made things much clearer to me. This is what it is all about. It wasn't the school that made it great or horrible. Teachers, although they helped, didn't make or break the past four years. Great athletic accompUshments were highlights, but failed to encompass the feeling. I

realized it that afternoon...It is us. It is here and around us that made our recent history. Every class that has graduated from Maine South has experienced most of the same rules, regulations and garbage that we have. The difference comes with the people that fill the desks and walk the halls. It comes with the choices that we make when the ball is passed to us. We are the variable in the cruel experiment called high school. I resent the fact that people have tried to place us in a category with other graduating classes and have compared us to the ones that came before. What so many teachers, administrators and adults forget is that this is our senior year. Something that is held at this stature cannot be compared to another, because we see the differences in it. Because we experienced it, we know that our high

school career was an original, one of a kind artifact...a fine wine that appears to have aged for decades. But really, it has only been four years. We have to trust that we can't be lumped into a category. But don't you think somewhere in the years before us some group of kids thought the same thing? I am sure they did, and look what good it did them. Apparently no hope of originality has gotten any graduating class to stand out in this endless cycle. Even so, the individual accomplishments of the students act as glitter on the year. There have been glimmers of brillianc:^^ strength and talent shown within this c l a s ^ ^ and we all know that. Personally, that's all that matters to me. Cheers.


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Just your average four years by Kathleen Dunne High school has the best hieh chanses. high school educations I could ask changes. no significance in for. I have learned who Li Bing is, seen an IT'S ONLY FOUR YEARS OF YOUR your life. Of all the almost perfect circle drawn, included spe- UFE\ things you will do in cific details and competed with the eye of But what about the fact that I'm leaving your life, high the tiger. I have had teachers who have home? My green room and all my stuffed school will be the least significant. shown me how to expand my knowledge, animals will be left behind. And my roomMy English teacher made a comment re- even when I didn't want to. mate next year won't let me plaster the place cently that made me think about the signifiSo what? What's the big deal about four with pictures from high school. My cance of high school. And rightly so. I more years? roonmiate...that's new too. I won't have a mean, here I am a big senior. I strutted around school these past few months knowing I'm at the top. And I cried because this is such a big thing for me to be doing, graduating. Four years of my life were spent here at Maine South... Yeah, so? As Mr. Kerr, my freshby Anna Kurtz man year EngUsh teacher, used to like The trademark of the tradition. Not only does it take days to write all over my papers, so what? Maine South folder. to go through it all, nothing ever really gets What does this have to do with anyRed, striped, covered thrown out. As I systematically pile what I thing in life? Four years, that's all with rules and regula- can get rid of and what needs to be saved, they are. I went to the same gramtions (as well as of course the Maine South there is little that I can part with. mar school for nine years. Graduatfight song.) Each year at book sales I get a At the end of each of the first three years ing from there was never the big deal glossy new edition of this work of art; by of high school this was easy for me to ratiothat everyone's making out of graduthe end of May it's completely trashed after nalize. Naturally the worksheets from freshation from Maine South. Sure a few having contained every single assignment, man World Cxiltures may come in handy for people cried when I graduated from article, letter, notice, buJleun or note I pos- future social science courses; sixteen perieighth grade. My mom cried, but I sessed for the last nine months. At this point, odic tables are always useful to keep around. didn't. Nine years and it was no big the purging process begins. Senior year is a lot harder to explain my pack deal. So what's the big deal about Rather than concentrate on homework I rat behavior, even to myself. By now I know four years? usually dedicate the last few weeks of school that I wiD never actuaUy look at any of this Absolutely nothing. Well, unless to the all important job of cleaning out The material; why do I have three closet shelves you take into consideration the Folder. dedicated to old papers? friends I have made over these four I've come to notice a couple of things I'U just admit it; I can't let go. For years. These friends have been my about this process that have turned into part continued on page 9 social life and my private life. They have been there when I needed them Wait What about all the memories I have room to myself anymore. My mom won't and even when I didn't want them around. They have seen me cry and, more often than stored in my head now from high school? I be there to tell me to do my homework. My not, have made me laugh. They have cre- mean, they are important too. Winning a dad won't be there to watch sports games ated memories that will shadow my life for- National Championship 1 can never forget. with me. I don't want to argue with my ever We have spent endless hours inside The pasta parties from volleyball won't be roommate, but I'll miss arguing with my siseach other's homes, talking about abstract left behind either. The hour long walks 1 ter. This was my last four years spent living ideas and finding out more about each other. shared with various friends will always im- at home. My free periods in We have promised that we will stay friends, pact my life. But I guess that doesn't matter, does it? call each other weekly if not daily. We have Southwards...well, let's just say that even if It was only four years. Four years from now shared times that we can tell our grandchil- I wanted to, I couldn't forget those! (Just I may be saying the same thing about coldren about. Fours years of building friend- kidding guys!!) lege. ships to last forever. But it's only four years. You still have a So...thereyougo. High school is simply lot more to go through. But only four years...so what? four years, meshed beside other groups of And then, well, what about the education But what about all the changes I have four years...it has no significance. It has only I've received? Maine South has provided made? From an uptight freshman to a lib- helped me develop into who I am as I walk me with the opportunity to receive one of eral senior, I have experienced some drastic out that Maine South door for the last time.

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8 Senior Issue '99

If high school graduation morphed into the Academy Awards by Anne Edison-Swift

And the diploma goes to . . . "Oh! I would like to thank the academy! I've always dreamed of graduation. I would like to thank the parents. Parents who, come rain, sleet, snow and shine, games away or at home, were there to cheer the kids on, braving lousy parking and uncomfortable bleachers. Parents who helped with homework. Parents who insisted that homework be done. Parents who said, 'A good night's sleep is more important than homework.' Parents who taught, loved, punished, understood, trusted, and loved some more. I would like to thank my parents. My parents who attended just about every musical, play and choir concert I've been part of. We're talking every night of every musical, here. They made me turn in my college applications on time. They set boundaries that angered me at first, but that now I realize probably saved my sanity, if not my life. My parents have been my companions through love, loss and snapping-out-of-it; whole, broken and mended friendships; good and not-so-good grades; and all the times of my life. Thanks, Mom. Thanks, Dad. I love you both very much. I would like to thank the teachers. Teachers who had high expectations and great understanding. Teachers who wrote college recommendations. Teachers who came early and stayed late. Teachers who inspired us to do our best. Teachers who cared. I would like to thank my teachers. Mr. Kerr who cleaned up my wordy writing style. Mr. Deines who taught me to appreciate the poetry of ee cummings and William Carlos Williams. Miss O'Malley who inspired me to consider becoming an English teacher Ms. Salathiel whose energy and sense of humor made English class a really amazing place to be. I'd also like to thank

my fourth quarter AP English teacher, Mr. Hunt, for making me think. I would like to thank Mrs. Bondi for being the kind of teacher I want to be, for assignments that were challenging and fun. Thanks with all my heart to Mama Canova for her tough questions; her love for our Constitution Team created a family. Thank you Mr Feichter for investing yourself so completely in Constitution Team, inspiring us to do the same. I would like to thank Mr Verber and Mrs Sinclair-Day for making it fun to move. Who would have thought I'd love gym? A heart-felt thank you to Mr Magsamen; I can't imagine anyone else could have taught me how to drive. Thanks, Mr. Ross, I treasure my Driver's Ed 'Student of the Month.' Muchas gracias a mis profesores de espanol: Srta. Anton, Srta. Duckworth y Don Francisco. Sus clases eran informativas y divertidas. jMuchfsimas gracias! I would like to thank Mr. Olivier and Mr. Marino for making science my favorite class, even when it wasn't easygoing. Ms. Harrison for helping me enjoy and even excel in math, in spite of formidable math phobia. Mr. Kerth for helping make Southwards one of the best things I did in highschool. Mrs. Cannon gave me great advice. Mrs. Mizwicki gave me great care. Miss Smith gave me great scholarship recommendations. Thanks to Mr. Muszynski, Mr. Pressler, Mrs. McCleneghan, Mr Sanchez, Mrs. Houlihan and Mr. Elliot for creating magical theatrical experiences. Mr Danckwart for all the memories: he has been a constant in my life all four years, a valued friend and mentor. Mr. Bragiel, for awakening my inner-artist. Huge thanks to Mr. Deger. He told me I was special; I believed him; and it was so. What wonderful teachers! Thank you. I would like to thank the community, my community. The Ladies Club of Park Ridge for funding the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference. The Park Ridge Rotary Club for the wonderful Rotary Youth Leadership Award weekend. The National Nor-

wegian League for a $1,000 scholarship and the ride on a Viking ship during the Syttende Mai parade. The congregation of St. Luke's Lutheran Church who've known and nurtured me since second grade. I would like to thank the clubs, like Ecology, Brotherhood and Amnesty International. In a big school like Maine South it's good to have places of belonging where everybody knows your name. I would like to thank the teams. From speech and math to basketball and soccer Team members have achieved amazing things as competitors, athletes and scholars. Go Hawks! I would like to thank my team. Go AP Hawks! I can't say enough about this wonderful group of people, this family. We are a socially diverse group, people who might never have come together if it hadn't been for Constitution Team. We are so different! we get along so well! Thanks team, for en' couraging my faith in humanity and civic virtue. This has been the highpoint of my high school career I would Uke to thank the deadUne people. Editors of Eyrie, Southwards, Equinox and Reaching. You make a hard job look easy. Special thanks to my deadline people. Nick of Equinox, Dana and Ayn of Eyrie, Anna M. of Southwards. You are the organized ones; you make it happen. For my fellow Equinox editors. For my Southwards family: each editor, each contributor. Especially I thank Maura, Kathleen, Anna, Anna, Katie and Katie; I've treasured each conversation with you. Thanks for a wonderful year. I would like to thank the friends. School friends, extracurricular friends, work friends and friends-since-birth. Friends who we'll keep in touch with next year and every year after Friends who we'll lose touch with completely, but won't completely forget. Friends who love us enough to take pride in our victories. Friends who love us enou^l^^ to listen when we lose. ^^m I would like to thank those friends of mine with whom I share history. People Continued on the next page.


You will have 3 minutes to read this passage. Begin. by Katie Thompson Fill in circle A for "the Renaissance," B for "force equals mass times acceleration," or C for "style equals theme." Make your mark heavy and dark, stray marks may affect your score. You should have seen this coming, because there is no high school student that doesn't have to face tests. By now you have taken history exams and survived math quizzes. You have counted how many sit ups you can do and measured how high you can jump. You have memorized concertos for performing and formulas for calculating. Even your friends have tested how well you can keep a secret and how late you will push your curfew. Everyone wants to do well on these tests. I know this because I always hear music coming out of the practice rooms, shouting coming out of the field house and tutoring coming out of the writing lab. And we are used to success. There are trophy cases all over the school and probably even more certificates floating around your house. It's good that we've had so much practice with these tests, because the seniors are about to face some daunting ones. Soon all of us will be tested on how well we can take care of ourselves, make our own money or do our own laundry. Graduating from high school will bring frequent tests of timeliness, responsibility and tolerance. It can be a little intimidating to think that we can't predict whether we will pass or fail these challenges, or even what all of them will be. We can, however, count on the facts that they will be there. Physicist Richard Feynman once said, "I don't have to be afraid. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things." He realized the fact that we all must realize; there will always be things that we don't know. There will always be people who are smarter than you and who do better than you. If you haven't run into these people yet, you certainly will in college or at work. But don't forget all of the success that you too have

had even to get this far. Remember how lost you were on your first day of high school, or even how lost you were just last week in calculus? But you figured out even those tasks that seemed so intimidating at first. We've faced challenges and survived them right along with fitness tests, detentions and first kisses. Not only did we survive, we excelled. We became all-conference athletes, state scholars, state champions and national champions. Even in the few times that we faltered (we didn't study, skipped school and disappointed friends) we truly triumphed in the end. We struggled through these tough times and became wiser. If I could have warned myself of one thing on the first day of my freshman year, it would be that I wouldn't be able to prepare for everything that would happen to me; I would be faced with situations that confused me. As the seniors approach the first day of another freshman year, this is bound to happen to each of us again and again. Don't ignore the fact that you will undoubtedly stumble a little in the transition between high school and the next step, but don't be too intimidated by it either. Look at all of the tests that you have taken and how well you have done already. High school has been a place of new faces and opportunities, an ongoing four-year test of your intelligence and endurance. When you accept your diploma on Sunday, smile, even grin, because it's time to pass the number two pencils in. We passed!

AwardS;

Cleaning continued from page 6; some reason the content of those folders has become a part of me. Maybe it is the amount of time 1 spent on these assignments. Somehow, though, I doubt it. Instead, I look back at my notebooks and 1 can teU what 1 was really thinking about in class by glancing at the doodles in the margins. Coming upon old projects, I remember how much fun I had working with the other people in my group. Reading over my first quaner outside reading paper for English, I remember how I put it off because I wanted to watch Dawson's Creek instead. For the past four years of my life I probably spent the majority of my time within the walls of Maine South. But just as the looks of my high school folders can be deceiving, so would be the ass u n ^ o a that the "content matter" of my high school experience was purely academic. Still. I can look back and see what I have learned in aU areas of life by looking through the "junk" I' ve accumulated, mostly from school. As graduation xiears I have already begun the yearly traditioiL This time around I'm not merely going through the experiences of one year, but rather through the events of whm seems like a lifetime. It could be considered, however cliche it sounds, the end of an era. But if I know myself weU enough, my high school years will not be quickly forgotten. After all, those folders will stiU be on the shelf..

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like Brooke, Nicole, R-beck and Belinda. People Uke Hauser, Allie, Mike, Lisa B. and Andy. Lisa and Anne. Anna and Kayte. John. Katherine, Kyle, Bret and SterUng. Thank you all for what you gave me, what you give me. My loyalty is always yours to claim. I would like to thank Enailie, a talented freshman I met during the musical this year. Thank you, Emilie, for helping me to that important realization that all seniors at some point must make: Maine

South will go on without the class of 1999. The drama department will not just survive, it will thrive. The newspaper, the team, everything will go on and even get better ... without us, without me. A humbhng thought. Ah, I hear the strains of 'Pomp and Circumstance' cuing me that my time here is at an end. I would like to thank everyone I forgot to name. I would like to say good-bye, and wish you well. It's been great. Thanks."


4'©^'--S€^fMb€>r I s s i t e ^ 9 ^ Miss Phyllis Goll

Masters of art like Leonardo da Vinci, Micheangelo and Monet were wonderful painters, but did they couple this talent with the art of teaching high schoool? Mr. Cobb certainly did. Mr. Cobb has taught a total of thirty-five years in District 207. He taught at all of the Maine schools, including Maine North. During the past two years, he has shared his expertise with both Maine West and Maine South by traveUng to and from the schools. Mr. Cobb has been interested in art since the age of six. Coming firom a family with a long tradition of teaching, Mr. Cobb's decision to become a teacher was actually quite simple. When it came time to decide what he was going to do, his parents asked him, "What do you want to teach, art or music?" When asked how he would describe teaching, Mr. Cobb offered, "It is always a challenge everyday. Some students are more challenging than others." Music is also a part of Mr. Cobb's extra activities. He sings in the choir at his church in Rolling Meadows. Mr. Cobb is also a veteran performer at Coffee House, where he recites the poetry he has written. During retirement Mr. Cobb plans to work on his own art. He would like to enter more art shows and even set up a web site to sell some of his works. Like a great work of art, Mr. Cobb has man aspects to him.

"Hey Miss Goll," is the conunon greeting smdents offer when they see Miss Phyllis Goll. They are guaranteed a pleasant response to their salutation. Miss Goll has been cheerfully responding to students ever since 1969. Throughout her career she has taught physical education to every level except fi-eshman. This past year she taught sophomores, junior leaders and aquatics. Miss Goll has offered her mentoring through her coaching involvement in various sports. She has coached boys' and girls' gymnastics, cheerleading and softball; this year she was the girls' swimming assistant coach. Through all of her years of teaching and coaching. Miss Goll has noticed a change in students. "Students question more now than when I first started teaching. They don't take things just because the teacher says so." Miss Goll finds that learning is a constant process, "Everyday is a learning experience." In her retirement she plans to continue her learning process through travel and classes offered by the park district or library. Her mode of travel will be driving. This will allow her to spend time in any area without rush or timetables. It is this "roll with the( punches" type of attitude that makes Miss Goll a truly dedicated educator both in the classroom as well as in the pool.

Mrs. Betty Houlihan Ms. Lorelei Goldman

Dr Jane Allen

Retiree round Mr. Robert Cobb

Mrs. Houlihan started here at Maine South a year after the school opened. She has been the Fine Arts Department secretary ever since. While working at an insurance company, she heard of Maine South from one of her co-workers at the insurance company at which she used to work. She then decided to come over to South. "Mrs. Hoo," as she is referred to by students, has enjoyed her job very much. "I have had the best job in the building, worked with the finest students, worked to music every day and worked with an exceptionally talented staff." Mrs. Houlihan plans to work for her daughter and son-in-law's company. Business Center.com. In her free time, which she admits to not having that much, she enjoys the going to the theater, going out to dinner and being with her friends. Mrs. Houlihan has defintely brought enthusiasm and an appreciation for music to the Fine Arts' Department.

Although one may not recognize Ms. Lorelei Goldman when walking down the hallway, she is a teacher that you should get to know. Ms. Goldman has taught in ARC for the past six years at South. Ms. Goldman likes to say she has taught "Conduct" here. Ms. Goldman says, "I enjoy the times when the stress comes down, when we can laugh together." She has worked at the Park Ridge Youth Campus, District 214 and a chemical diagnosis group. Ms. Goldman plans on continuing helping others in her retirement. She will probably substitute two days each week and is looking to promote and perform Celebrate the Seasons of Our Lives, a collection of songs, anecdotes and stories which she wrote to perform at community centers and nursing homes. She feels that, "Being human beings we all have the same struggles." Ms. Goldman has contributed to the lives of many.

In Dr. Allen's ten years at Maine South for ten years. She has definitely impacted the manner in which physical education is taught here. When Dr. Allen came to Maine South, boys and girls had separate gym classes. She wanted to change the way physical education was taught here to be in accordance with Title IX, which entails boys and girls to equal opportunities. Dr. Allen has certainly achieved her vision of a wellness program and attributes it to the staff's dedication to carrying out her vision. "I wanted to create a program where teachers don't intimidate, don't pressure— they teach." Dr. Allen has always loved teaching and sports due to her experiences at camp and the YWCA. In her retirement Dr. Allen plans to move to Hilton Head Island in South Carohna w i t ^ ^ ^ her husband who is also retiring this year^^F She plans to play tennis, golf, swim and maybe even work at the University of South Carolina.


Mrs. Nancy Simons-Lynch Mrs. Simons-Lynch is retinng after 15 years at Maine South. Aside from being a counselor here, Mrs. Simons-Lynch taught science for 3 years while working on her master's degree in counseling. She was also a counselor at Glenbard East for a year and then moved back to her home in Decatur when her son was bom. She was a counselor in Decatur, and then came to Maine South. She says, "When I came here, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The faculty and the students have been wonderful to work with." She has been involved with South outside of her position as a counselor. Mrs. Simons-Lynch spent several years as the junior class sponsor. Four years ago, she switched to the senior class advisor. She also sponsored the horseback riding club and worked with ski club for a few years. She says, "I only learned to ski when I came here, but I love it!" Though she will be missed, she is looking forward to her retirement to have some more free time. She says, "I'm really looking forward to having the freedom to do some things I haven't had time to do. My husband and I enjoy traveling and golf, so we'll be spending some time doing that."

Mr. Donald Olson Mr. Olson has taught mathematics for the past 36 years. He started his career teaching at North Park Academy in Chicago, where he taught for 6 years. When North Park closed, Mr. Olson came here and has been here since. Mr. Olson has taught nearly every course in the math department during his 30 years here. In addition to teaching, Mr. Olson has coached Mathletes for 10 years. He also used to film basketball and football games in the past. After retiring, he plans to teach two courses at North Park University in the fall. He will also be doing various neighborhood construction work and plans to travel with his wife. He is also involved in a Scandinavian studies program at North Park University. Mr. Olson has really enjoyed his career here at South and will be missed by everyone. He says, "Life could hardly be any better than teaching at Maine South. The people are great, the students are wonderful. I've had a lot of fun here, and my philosophy is if you can't have fun doing it, don't do it."

Ms. Judy Lange Ms. Lange has been here for the past 27 years as the head librarian. Before coming here, Ms. Lange taught fifth grade for 3 years. In her time here she has done a great deal of work in the Ubrary and has coached junior varsity and varsity cheerleading for the last 4 years. She says, "After my daughter went to college I wanted to work more closely with students, so Mr. Adamo suggested I coach cheerleading. It's been very rewarding and I've really enjoyed working with the girls." Ms. Lange has worked very closely with teachers in designing projects for students and as the Co-chair of the Information Literacy Program, which trains teachers to instruct students how to use resources available to them. Mrs. Lange really has enjoyed her career at South and will miss it very much. She says, "I consider myself very lucky because I love my job, the people I work with and the school. The teachers I work with are brilUant, and you couldn't ask for a better student body."

Dr. Philip Loveall For the past 34 years Dr^oveall has been with District 207. He started at Maine East in 1965 and taught all levels of English for 19 years. In 1984 he came to Maine South as the English Department Chair. He still teaches one course, Survey of World Readers, because he missed the student interaction. Dr. Loveall says he has no definite plans for retirement, but he says, "I would Uke to find a job where I have a little more control over my time." He also says, "My wife, who is a pre-school teacher, will teach for another year or two and then we'll travel and do all the things people dream about when they retire." Dr. Loveall will miss Maine Township, especially Maine South which has become a family to him. He says, "I feel very, very fortunate to be surrounded by so many kind and talented people. I take the greatest pride in the Enghsh department staff. They are an extraordinarily gifted group of people. I will certainly miss the associations I've made over the years." From bottom left: Dr. Allen, Mr. Cobb, Ms. Goldman, Ms. GolJ. Mrs. Houlihan, Ms. Lange, Mr. Kolar, Dr. Loveall. Mr. Olson and Mrs. Simons-Lynch. Photos courtesy of Eyrie.

Mr. Alan Kolar For the past 35 years, Mr. Kolar has been teaching business at Maine South. Before coming here, he taught for a year in Tinley Park and a year in Normal. He has taught almost all of the business courses at one time or another. He also spends one period a day teaching at Maine West. He says, "Maine Township is obviously a great place to work when I've been here all this time. It's been a great experience for me." Mr. Kolar has also coached freshman wrestling here for 33 years. He took 4 years off when his sons were wrestling in high school to watch them. Mr. McCann asked him to come back in 1988 when they had an opening, and he was more than happy to return. Mr. Kolar says, "I've seen all the Maine South wrestiers since 1966 and I've seen some great ones go through here. It's been great to really get to know them outside of the classroom. We've got great kids and faculty here, so it's made it a great exf)erience. I wouldn't have traded it for anything."

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14 Senior Issue '99

Unsung Heroes from In his 4 years here, Joe Slezak has been involved in many activities. He has been very involved in both academics and athletics and shown excellence in both. Every semester here, Joe has been on the High Honor Roll. He has received recognition as a Student of the Month and has received Social Science and Foreign Language Awards. Joe was also named an Illinois State Scholar and nominated a Maine Scholar. He was a 2 year member of National Honor Society and president his senior year.This year, he was a member of the AP Hawks Constitution Team and a PE leader. His athletic achievements arejust as impressive as his academic achievements. Freshman year, he was a member of the golf

and basketball teams. He was also a member of the football team sophomore and senior years, but this season his playing was cut short due to a shoulder injury. He was recognized by the Chicago Sun Tunes as one of the top scholar athletes in the state during his football season. Joe looks forward to attending Tulane University in the fall and he has received a significant scholarship to attend there. He has enjoyed his years at South and says, "I think MS is a great program. I've had a blast these last 4 years. The teachers I've had here have been great because they treat us like adults and it has really helped me and my friends mature." Joe will be missed, but we wish him success.

Allison Wagoner

In her four years at Maine South, Allison Wagoner has dedicated herself to academics and the Fine Arts Department. She is a four year member of band, choir and thespians and has been involved in jazz band and orchestra since her sophomore year. She has been on costume crew for the plays here and had an act in V-Show for the past two years. She performed in "Working" and "Once Upon a Mattress". Senior year she was a member of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and band staff and was the student director for "Annie". Junior and senior years she was a board member and officer of Tri-M and participated in the Illinois Music Educators Association choir.

Don Walsh is a very accomplished student at Maine South. He has been very involved in many aspects of the school. As far as his athletic involvement, Don has been a four year member of the soccer team, and he earned recognition as a Scholar Athlete. Freshman and sophomore years, he participated in WMTH radio. Sophomore year, he won Mr. Nelson's Illinois History Expedition. Freshman year, Don was a member of Project Plus. He also was awarded Student of the Month. Don was recognized as a National Merit Finalist and an Illinois State Scholar this year. He also received a Social Science Award and a Hawk Honor Card this year.

Some of Don's other achievements include his participation in Mock Trial Team since his sophomore year and the AP Hawks Constitution Team this year, which won the national competition for the first time in school history. Junior and senior years he was a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. Don has been an asset to many aspects of the Maine South and he will be greatly missed upon graduating. This fall he will attend Northwestern University to study engineering. Don's advice to students is, "Quit worrying so much. I started having fun when I got over my fears and picked up the phone, but same goes for school, family, everything."

Joe Slezak

This past year Allison was a member of the AP Hawks Constitution Team. Every year here, Allison has received a Social Science and Foreign Language Award and has been on the High Honor Roll. She has been in National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and received a Hawk Honor Card. Freshman and senior years she was awarded Student of the Month. Allison has been extremely successful despite a car accident last May which left her with both arms and legs and her pelvis broken. Even after breaking 14 bones, she kept working with determination. Her treatment and recovery inspired her to go into premedicine, which she will be studying this fall at Boston University.

Don Walsh


the Class of 1999''

Katie Dwyer

Kind? Always greeting someone with a smile? Willing to go the extra mile? The answer to all of these questions is Katie Dwyer. Katie deserves this opportunity to be applauded for her quiet, yet dedicated, personality. Katie has been involved in track for all four years of high school. During the past two years, Katie has gone down to the state meet as an alternate. She has had to put many hours into becoming a great athlete. She has done so without complaint and has showed she is dedicated to something that she enjoys. Katie has also been involved with Band

for all four years of high school. She has gone on both of the trips to the Orange Bowl Parade and has served as Band Librarian. She has spent countless hours sorting music voluntarily. Yet another activity Katie has devoted her time to. Overall, Katie Dwyer is a person who would never think twice to do something that would benefit the school or the community. She always has a cheerful disposition that not only allows for her to devote herself to many activities, but also makes it easy for those around her to follow her example. Katie is a true "Unsung Hero" who lays a path for others to follow.

Dana Barabas When looking at a final product, one may only see what has been produced, but there were many people who contributed to the production of the object. In the case of the yearbook and multiple Maine South productions, Dana Barabas has been a contributor to the final products. Dana had poured countless time and energy into stage crew. She has been the head of the prop crew for many Maine South productions. This called for a person who is reliable, concerned with detail and able to coordinate props for an entire play. The fact that Dana has done this for many plays speaks to her reliability. Also Dana has con-

Jon Hilyard

tinued to do this without much recognition throughout the entire Maine South community. Another aspect of Maine South with which Dana is involved is with yearbook. She served as Editor-in-Chief on this year's staff. In the community, Dana is involved with her youth group at Mary Seat. Most of her time is devoted to planning the retreat for the youth group. Dana is deserving of the "Unsung Hero" title for all of her hard work that has often gone unnoticed. Dana is a selfless person who always is willing to devote time to contribute to a final product.

It's a bird, it's a plane窶馬o, it's Jon Hilyard reaching great heights. Jon is another "Unsung Hero" who has definitely earned this honor. Jon accomplishes much without looking for much applause. Jon has become an accomplished pole-vaulter, a sport that few have even tried. Something else that not many others have accomplished is being a part of the state champion Rube Goldberg team. He spent many hours working with his team to perfect the machine. Jon demonstrated his commitment and creativity through the competition.

Another aspect in which Jon participates and shows his creative side is with Band. He has played in many ensembles at Maine South throughout his four years. He is also involved with his church and has participated in many mission trips. In the classroom Jon has also made a strong commitment to his academics; this year he received a National Merit Letter of Commendation. Jon's dedication in the areas of sports, school and the community earns him the right to be sung. It is the quiet manner in which he carries out all of his activities that makes Jon a hero.


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Keri Liebich, Erin Nugent, Mary Pindelski, Alicia Rose, Erin Shewfelt, Kevin Marion University— Kevin Melby Slobodecki Illinois Wesleyan University— Dana Barabas, Eileen Forde, Beth Humbert, Arizona State University— Cara Cordaro Szymon Krzyzanowski, Andrew Mueller, Embry-Riddle— Holly Michelle Bothman Maren Ronan, Susan Jaeger Northern Arizona University— Owen Knox College— Cynthia Barounis Edgar, Peter Tamowski Lake Forest-- Christy Stevens Univesity of Arizona— Lindsay Utz Lewis University— Rocky DiSilvestro, David Smith Lincoln College— John Juveh, Nikki Brooks College— Kelly Smith Hinson, Justin Martinez College of Redwoods— Eliza Duncan Loyola University— Karen Barnes, Kim Westmont- Kyle Gann Barone, Jarek Czamecki, Jason Giovenco, Nick Kotis, Eric Macapugay, Demetra Papaioannou, Piotr Pater, Maggie Prieto, Adelina Sessa, McGill University— Siobhan Dolan National Lewis University—Melissa Derec Niles School of Cosmetology— Garifalia TsapraUs University of Colorado-Boulder— Jeff North Central College—Mary Nuzzo, Thaddeus Williams Franckowiak, Andy Waggoner Northeastern Illinois University— Jeff Bagnall, Maria CoUetta, Carla McChamk, Nick Norman, Tracey Sroka, Bill Weber, Valerie Zoerink Maria Wachtler— Bou-Young Youn Northern Illinois University— Scott Braun, Amy Fulara, Jenny Palm, Marie Papeck Northwestern University—Brian Dema, Augustana College—Kristen Church, Julie Brooke Filhppo, Katie Marcucci, Lisa Raap, Lucchesi, Jared Skiba, April Valle Don Walsh, Peter Wojtowicz Benedictine University— Sarah Kaulfers North Park University— Phil Elsesser, Bradley University— Padraig O'Shea, Sanda Ursache Monique Poslinski, Chris Vojack, Jon Zuhr Oakton Community College—Jason AnderCarthage College—Kevin Geist son, Erica Blohm, Joe Blumenshine, ElizaChicago School ofMassage Therapy— Jesbeth Cardenas, Adam Cavaliere, Margaret sica Davies Czyz, Nico DiGioia, Tanya Daum, Matt Colombia— Beth Bamette DeNigris, Tony Fonseca, Ryan Friel, Ruben DePaul— Margaret Byrne, Chris Buckley, Garza, Thomas Glod, Jerry Golf, Juana Orlando De Leon, Ernest Klusak, Bob Levar, Gonder, Julia Hammond, Mike Kastrantas, Kelly Lynch, Brad Smith, Bart Wilk Max Kijek, Tim Knodel, Rachel Kuly, John DeVry— Chris Lechowicz, Michal Nykiel, Laspin, Arthur Lejtkowski, Elizabeth Brad Young, LoBianco, Peter Mondlock, Maggie Dominican University—Stephanie Murphy, Myrkowski, Steve O'Neil, Mark Phillips, Ryan Oboza, Shayna Robinson, Susie Anna Recchia, Brendan Smaha, Jon Skaczylo Eastern Illinois University— SiKan Battista Urbanski, Daniela Vitale, Jessica Waite, Elmhurst College— Amy Goodwin, Erich Chris Woppel, Nicole Wright Southern Illinois University— Katie Biala, Totsch Harper College— Kim Grzesinski, Erin Kevin Bochenek, Amy Fritz, Bridget James, Stephanie Lazovick, Dan Rouse, Nicoletta Krukowski, Jennifer Wiszowaty Harrington Institue of Interior Design— Stach, Traci Taylor, Erika Valenciana, Triton College— Jessica Blohm, Angela Sarah Kabat Bucaro, Keith Culbertson, Kevin Johnson, Illinois State University—^Jaclyn DiLorenzo,

Arizona

California

Canada

Colorado Germany Illinois

Ted Kalamaros, Tim Legowski, Martin Mazur, Maja Videnovic, Ed Weaver University of Illinois at Chicago— Mike Adanivla, Christina Ananewycz, Martin Bis, Sabina Brkic, Raul Crisan, John Dracopoulos, Daniel Gomez, Chrissy Haralampopoulos, TJ Jarosh, Tracey Kapusnik, Anna Kurtz Vicky Lappas, Annie Luburich, Dave Markowski, Jasmine Markovic, Bexy Mathew, Andrew Neumann, Rodney Santiago, Eileen Slattery, Scott Sobczak, Penny TsiUpetros, Jill Yetsky University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign— Lee Adlaf, Christina Anderson, Mary Megan Anderson, Laurence Ardnt, John Bang, Lindsay Beyer, Angelica Brozyna, Ellen Crawford, Shawn Davis, Krista Diestel, Angela Evola, Fotini Giakoumis, Adam Haney, Zennis Lee, Ho Chen Liu, Kim Kapusnik, Carolyn Manrose, Joe Miller, Matt Palys, Angie Plewa, Andrea Roth, Mike Santoro, Nick Schmidt, Michael Sebastion, Belinda Spike, Katie Thompson, Renee Vassilos, Andrea Vigna, Apasara Warapanyaseni, Amanda Wolf, Colin Yarck Western Illinois University— Liz Moryl, Jennifer Udischas

Indiana Butler University— Jennifer Banett, Sheila Gibbons, Shannon O'Connor Indiana University— Mario DiLorenzo, Bill Federighi, Colleen Foy, Erin Lazer, Andrea Lifton, Kathy Mocarski, John Moran, Katie Morgan, Annette Udzielak, Andrea Urbaszewski Purdue University— Brad Balazs, Vedran Dzolovic, Lauren Stanton, Mike Tomassi, Rose Hulman Institute ofTechnology— Bret Olson University of Notre Dame— Katie Dwyer, Brad Metzinger, Brian Price Valparaiso University— Lindsey Hendrickson, Paul Johnson

Iowa Clarke College— Asheley Kiefer Cornell College— Keith Kura St. Anbrose University— Rory Fidler University of Iowa— Laura Cutro, Eric Lawson, Paul Rogus, David Schweizer, Beth Tedeschi, Erin Tyrrell

Kansas University of Kansas—MMsoa Stanhope


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forward your mail? Louisiana Tulane University— Katherine Greenslade, Joe Slerak

Massachusetts Boston College— Brad Shemluck Boston University— Meredith Cella, Allison Wagoner, Jacek Wypych

Michigan Grand Valley State University— Megan Manning Northwestern Michigan College— Ryan McKenna Michigan State University— Anne EdisonSwift, Alex Uzemack University of Michigan— Sterling Chung, Maureen Mulvihill

University of Dayton— Amy Angarone, Gabriella Kusz

Rhode Island Fashion Institute of Technology— Champ Cuesta

Scotland Scotland University— Nick Scafa

Tennessee Middle Tennesse State University— Chris Marshall Vanderbuilt University— Laura Paine, AnneMarous

Utah University of Utah— Will Resales

Minnesota Bethel College— Luke Murchie rurin College— Keri Travis 'acalester College—Dan Schwartz « : St. Mary's University— Pat Angelo St. Olaf— Carl Hughes Winona State University— Tara Glavin, Denise Pollworth

Missouri St. Louis University— Michael Pankau University of Missouri-Columbia— Justin Eatherton Washington University— Jon Hilyard

Nebraska Creighton University— Katie Cyze

New Jersey Princeton University— Brian Pick

North Dai^ota University of North Dakota— Jeremy Knautz

Ohio Oberlin College— Ayn Balija uo io State University— Emily Hughes, Eric chmidt Ohio Wesleyan University— Emily Smythe St. Xavier— Mike Kavka

Washington, D.C. American University-- Jeff Cox George Washington University— Garrett Chen

Wisconsin Carroll College— Andrew Farrell Carthage College— Sam Schittino, Marc Scramek, Amanda Wilberg Lawrence University— Robin Humbert Marion University— Pat Terretta Marquette University— Kathleen Dunne, Ciara Forrest, Mike Kase, Brian Kennedy, Gina Kremer, Anna Mieszaniec, Annie Oravec, Trista Raczyla, Nick Suzzio, Andy Ziegenhom Milwaukee School of Engineering— Oliver Skuza University of Wisconsin -Madison — Kevin Barrett, Natale Fuller, Scot Kronenfeld, Paul McGuire, Jennifer Mozdren, Sara Rybak, Monalee Shah University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh— Bry Kaminski University of Wisconsin-Whitewater— Carolyn Kamin

Yugoslavia University ofNovi Sad— Maria Sabljic

Navy Force Marines— Kevin Rice

Social Science Awards continued from page 5 ^^—— Government Democracy Accelerated: Mario DiLorenzo, Anthony Enright, Jessica Marquez, Jane Optie, Laura Paine, Shayna Robinson, Nicholas Schmidt, Susan Skaczylo, Craig Stankiewicz, Nicholas Suizzo, and Joseph Wnek. Advanced Placement Government: John Bang, Brooke Fillippo, Carl Hughes, Scot Kronenfeld, Ho Chen Liu, Bradley Metzinger, Anna Mieszaniec, Maureen Mulvihill, Brian Pick, Elizabeth Raap, Joseph Slezak, Emily Smythe, Rebecca Stein, Allison Wagoner, and Donald Walsh. United States History Accelerated: Sarah Hansen, Lukasz Pyzowski, and Rita Veron. United States History Advanced Placement: Som Dala, William Heerman, Elizabeth Maratea, Jeffrey Percak, Natalie Selk, Katherin Skwarczek. and Grant Ullrich.

Fine Arts Awards Students of Mr. Greg Alderson: Jill Baty, Molly Berg, Helen Berg, Heather Hatch. Adrienne Hernandez, Sarah Kaulfers, Jessica Marquez, Julia Mills, Jennifer Palm, Meghan Sarran, Mattew Shalzi, Kristin Stann, and Lisa Thoss. Students of Mr. Terry Bragiel: Thomas Abbatacola, Susan Dieschbourg, Anne Edison-Swift, Katie Husar, Meghan Kamani, Jennifer Meyers, Sonja Mirsky, Katie Morgan, Meghan Sarran, Craig Stankiewicz, Apasara Warapanyaseni, and Rita Yonkers. Students of Ms. Mary Lee Moore: Shalanah Backus, Stephanie Bailey, Cynthia Barounis, Nora Bums. Margaret Byrne, Erica Dietz, Sarah Kaulfers, Adrianoa Kesaia, Hannah Megacz, Jennifer Palm, Jennifer Sheehan, and Michael TomassL Students of Mr. Rowland Ecker: Christian Anderson, Amy Goodwin, Jill Gorski, Kevin Hultgren, Susan Jeager, Lydia Liu, JuUe Motala, Adam Puralewski, Anthony Saltareili, Scott Tagge. Amanda Wilberg, and Brian W^ilson. Students of Mr. Robert Cobb: Susan Abraham, Meg Dwyer, Erika Galefabisch, Natalie Kruk, Marta Skik, Kelly Leszczynski, Tina Rasane, Malt Hryniewiecki, Carolina Radzszewski, Julia Mills, Monica Haak, and Clare Thompson.


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Boys' MVP's recognized for

Steve Schimmel

Brian Price

Paul Johnson

Steve was the MVP for the 1999 Boys' gymnastics team. Only a sophomore, Steve performed at a high level for a team on the rise. This year's team was without seniors, but many underclassmen stepped up to the challenge of upper-level competition. Steve had a team-high of 8.7 on the floor, which qualified him for a spot on the wall-of-fame, and also excelled on pommel horse, high bars, parallel bars, and rings.

Brian was the MVP for the volleyball team this season. He finished his varsity career as the leading attacker in the history of Maine South volleyball, with close to 800 kills in his career. After having 100 kills as a sophomore, he followed up with 354 his junior year and over 300 in his senior season. He also received All-Conference honors in his junior and senior year and served as team captain his senior year.

Paul Johnson was the MVP for Maine South boys' track and field team. He excelled at three relay events, the 1600, 800 and 400, and also pushed everyone to improve in practices. Two of his three relays advanced to the State Meet. He received All-Conference recognition for the second year in a row, and this will be his second year advancing downstate. Paul will be, sorely missed.

Ryan Evans Evans, a junior, was the co-MVP of the Maine South swim team. He finished first in the CSL in the 500 Freestyle and earned All-Conference honors in the 200 and 500 Freestyle. At Conference, he medaled in the 200 Freestyle, the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay. At the fflSA Sectional Meet he medaled in the 500 Freestyle, the 200 Freestyle Relay, and the 400 Freestyle Relay. He was also on the Pioneer Press All-Area Swim Team and a multiple medalist at both the Hawk and Titan Relays.

Eric Pick Pick, a junior, was the other co-MVP for Hawk swimming and MVP for the golf team. He set the varsity 100 Breaststroke record and was All-Conference in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke. He medaled at Conference in the 200 IM, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, and at Sectionals at 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 200 Freestyle Relay and 100 Breaststroke. Pioneer Press included him on the All-Area Swim Team. In golf, he advanced to the state meet.

Brett Harman Brett was the MVP for the Regional Champion Hawk wrestling team. Brett established himself as the finest wrestler in the thirty-year history of the Maine South program with a stellar senior season and equally amazing career. The numbers and records he amassed in his four years speak for themselves. He was four-time All-Conferenceji two-time State Qualifier, and he achievel numerous Maine South individual records. His leadership on and off the mats helped Maine South to have a greats.


exemplary athletic achievement

Eric Schmidt

Mike Chor

Tim Seiwert

Eric was the MVP for the Conference Champion soccer team. He was unbeatable at goal, giving up a stingy .61 goals per game. So dominant were his performances that some coaches found him to be the best goalkeeper in the state. He stepped up to the challenge of tough competition, shutting out teams such as state-ranked Saint Charles. It will be hard to replace this All-Conference and Special Mention All-State keeper.

Mike was the MVP of the conference champion Hawk baseball squad. He led the team by example, showing the benefits of hard work in the off-season. He hit a staggering .450, was the only outfielder to start every game, and also put on a defensive exhibition in center field. In the words of hallof-fame coach Jerry Romes, "Despite his red hair, Mike showed true dedication as the leader of our senior-laden team."

Tim Seiwert was the MVP for the Boys' cross-country team. A junior here at South, Tim emerged as the star of an up-and-coming running program. Tim displayed commitment and leadership uncommon for an underclassman. Tim received All-Conference and All-Sectional honors, and through hard work this summer he hopes to excel at the state level. He'll be a great asset to next year's team.

Mike Kavka

Brad Metzinger

Mike was the MVP for the playoff qualifying and conference champion football team. He led the team with his outstanding play on both sides of the ball. He embodied the hardworking, athletic and unselfish qualities that are trademarks of the Hawk Football program. Despite his size, Kavka proved to be a hard runner to stop, often breaking through multiple tacklers to make big gains and touchdowns. On defense, he was a versatile defensive back who served as a mentor for other Hawks.

Brad was the MVP for the Maine South tennis team in the 1999 season. He took over the number one spot vacated by graduate Rob Kurek, and did an outstanding job in one of the state's toughest conferences. A two-time All-Conference performer, he had a stellar dual-meet record and performed well in Saturday invitationals. He finished second in his sectional, which qualified him for a return trip to the state meet. He will try out for the tennis team next year at the University of Notre Dame.

Todd Gierke Todd "the magician" Gierke was the MVP for the conference, regional, and sectional champion Hawk Hoop squad. In what was an unforgettable season, Todd provided many of the highhghts with his acrobatic layups and fade-away jumpers. Todd and the seven other seniors took Maine South Basketball to their best season in over twenty years. An Dlinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Special Mention, he will continue his basketball career at North Park College.


Girls' 1998-1999 outstanding

Eileen Forde

Emily Smythe

Cara Cordaro

Eileen Forde joined badminton sophomore year and was a varsity member her junior and senior years. As a junior she placed fifth in doubles for conference. During this season Eileen held the second best record on the squad. She finished second in the Evanston tournament as well as placed first in conference for singles, earning her the right to compete in sectionals. She also won fifth place in conference doubles.

Emily Smythe lettered in swimming each year she attended Maine South. She served as captain her senior year and was named MVP junior and senior year. Emily earned All-Conference and All-Area honors both junior and senior year as well as qualifying for state. She is a NISCA Academic AllAmerican and a CSL scholar athlete. As a sophomore, she attended the CSL leadership conference, becoming a facilitator.

Cara Cordaro has been a varsity member of the cross country team for four years. She lettered in track her junior and senior years. She earned MVP status for cross country her senior year, finishing third in conference for All-Conference honors. In addition she holds the number one slot on Maine South's all time list. In track, Cara was the top 800 m and 1600 m runner senior year. She was a co-captain for track and cross country.

Gina Kremer Gina Kremer is a four year member of both track and cross country, lettering in these sports for the past three years. She has earned All-Conference status each of these years as a strong member of the cross country team. Gina also ran regionals and sectionals these years. She served as cocaptain in both sports her senior year. Her sophomore year she attended the CSL leadership conference and was a scholar athlete.

Maureen Mulvihill Maureen Mulvihill was a member of both the basketball and soccer teams. She achieved scholar athlete in both sports. Maureen played junior varsity soccer her freshman year, then varsity for the rest of her high school career. Her junior year the team voted for Maureen as MVP. During her junior year season she earned both all-conference and all-region status. Maureen is a strong player whose talent will be missed.

Shayna Robinson Shayna Robinson has been an integral part of the girls' track and field team during her high school career. Joining varsity as a sophomore, she has earned her letter as a shotput and discus thrower for the past three years. Her senior year she was elected cocaptain by her teammates. For indoor conference Shayna was the CSL shotput c h a m ^ ^ pion of the 1999 season. In addition, S h a y i ^ B was a CSL scholar athlete.


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achievers in IHawks athletics

Amy Angarone Amy Angarone was a three sport athlete for four years, excelling in volleyball, basketball and Softball. She has earned All-Conference honors in volleyball as well as softball. Amy was the Most Valuable Player for the volleyball team and was the captain her junior and senior years. She was also a CSL scholar athlete. Sophomore year, Amy attended the CSL leadership conference, reluming as a junior in the role of facilitator.

Danielle McCollum Danielle McCollum saw great success in her career as a gymnast at Maine South. Her success was at its peak senior year as she competed in the regional and sectional competition. In the regional meet Danielle finished in first place. Her talent on the vault, floor, beam and all-around competitions ^argely contributed to the team's successful :ason. Danielle was named MVP of the 'gymnastics team for the 1999 season.

Amy Czerwionka Amy Czerwionka is a valuable member of the girls' softball program at Maine South. She has played the role of varsity pitcher for the past two years, earning her varsity letter for both of these seasons. The leadership Amy displays through her excellent performances is beneficial to team success and has led to many wins for the team. Her skill as a player as well as a leader will be greatly missed.

Laura Paine Laura has been an important part of the soccer program at Maine South for the past three years. She earned All-Conference honors junior and senior year. Senior year she was elected team captain. Laura was also a captain for the tennis and basketball teams. In basketball she achieved All-Conference her senior year and was MVP. Laura holds the school record in season three point shooting.

Andrea Roth Andrea Roth is a three year player on Maine South's varsity softball roster. Her senior year she served as the team's starting pitcher. Andrea's leadership over the past three years has led to both team and individual success. During her sophomore year, she participated in the CSL leadership conference. As a junior Andrea earned all-ccmference status, an honor for herself and for her team. Andrea was also a scholar athlete.

Thank you to all athletes, managers, coaches and reporters for another suecessful season! -the sports editors


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Senior athletes for 1998-99 Brian Price Volleyball

Basketball

•Team captain •Three varsity letters •Two year All-Conference •CSL scholar athlete •Holds Maine South record of 750 career kills •MVP senior year

•Three varsity letters •Pioneer Press All-Region and special mention All-Area 'Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Week •State qualifier for three-point contest sophomore year •CSL scholar athlete

Soccer

Laura Paine

•Three varsity letters •All-Conference senior year •Three year starter •CSL scholar athlete •CSL leadership conference sophomore year, facilitator junior year

Tennis

Soccer

•Team captain •Two varsity letters •CSL scholar athlete •CSL leadership conference participant sophomore year

•Team captain •Three varsity letters •All-Conference both junior and senior year

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