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Top: Rich Hanson puts the finishing touches on his complicated drafting plan. Left: During her last days as a junior, Linda Kokich daydreams about her upcoming senior year.

Expressing Our Individual Identities

The variety of opportunities that exist at Sayreville War Memorial High School encourages each of us to express our needs, hopes and desires. Our individual identities are reinforced by the personal way we choose to express ourselves, whether it be through academic, athletic, extra curricular or social involvement. When such involvement is used to the fullest, we can see the many diverse characteristics that make each of us different.

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Top: These seniors perform the techniques needed to successfully operate the com­ puter math machine. Above: As a junior, Patti Lalor enjoys her lunch break during a full day.

Towards the end of her Junior year, Shelley Bunyon begins to search through college pamphlets.


Time and Devotion — Keys to Success

Above Left: While the regular pitcher takes a break, Debbie Spitzer fills in. Left: After returning her opponent’s shot, Debbie Mannell hopes for another winner. Top: The members of the football team listen carefully while discussing their next strategy during a cold, tiring game. Above: Dazzling the fans, Lou Acero displays the agility of an experienced soccer player.

The athletics program at Sayreville High School enables one to channel creative energy into com­ petitive effort. The willingness to devote oneself to the many hours of practice demonstrates a strong belief in one’s teammates and coaches, as well as a love for the sport. At times the whole body becomes expressive, often displaying tenseness and apprehension, or confidence and command. The face of the athlete comes alive with a multitude of expressions — joy and triumph, discouragement and hope. Grace, strength, agility, and assurance shine through as the end results of the long, hard hours of practice.

Constantly alert. Barb Galaro, Varsity goalie, goes for another save.


Establishing Our Goals

Music, art, wood shop, creative expression . . . All of these areas of study are open to the Sayreville student. While each of us must take certain required courses, the high school curriculum pro­ vides areas of expression for everyone. The teachers and courses here at Sayreville High School give us all a chance to explore our interests and to establish the goals we want to reach in the future.

Above: In plastics shop, Pat Trpisovsky successfully mounts his coin.


Above: With a little help from Mr. Piotrowski. Paula Buczynski discovers how to use the computer cards.

Above Left: Through building this model of a molecule, seniors Marty Conroy and Keith Gilde learn the basic principles of physics. Left: By searching through the card catalog, Lynn Lucas hopes to find the right books for the essential information. Top: With a pencil and ruler, Brett Hope works toward completion of new housing plans. Above: During an interesting Probabilities class, Ken Tynan and John Pitti listen intensely. 9

The program of extra curricular activities offered at Sayreville High School is the area in which all of us can freely and creatively express ourselves. Whether these expressions are musical, literary, scientific or business oriented makes no difference. Through involvement and communication, we are all able to better ourselves, expand our creativity and become more aware of who we are.

Above Left: The SWMHS Marching Band displays its school spirit at the season opener. Top: Taking pride in her work, Jeanne Cassidy edits poetry for Images. Above: While enjoying the 50’s assembly, Terry Huegel and Lynn Dehnz jitterbug to the music of Dottie’s Peo­ ple. 10

Freedom of Expression


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Top Left: Using his knowledge of geometry, Art Delmotte is able to construct concentric circles. Top: At the end of their school day, Mary Ellen Parsler and Alyssa Iaciofoli find a quiet hideaway.


Moving Forward With Assurance

As the members of the Class of 1978 approach the outside world, we will have to find our own answers to the many new challenges and find ways to conquer the new obstacles that stand in our way. Our three years at Sayreville War Memorial High School have enabled us to discover our inner strengths, experience a sense of wonder in the con­ tinual learning process, and above all, given us a chance to express ourselves. Through our classes, sports, and activities, we have been able to contribute a part of ourselves to Sayreville High School. Senior year now sees us looking forward and exploring avenues for future expressions.

Top: The warm spring air provides a comfortable setting while these seniors complete their work. Above: During lunch, Ron Fox takes advantage of his only break as a junior. Right: Taking a moment out of her hectic schedule, Carole Sisolak browses through one of the many books in the school library.

A Time for Discovery As sophomores entering the Senior High School, we are searching for new outlets through which we can express ourselves. Hav­ ing outgrown our roles as ninth graders, we are open to the new challenges and opportunities that the Senior High has to offer. Sophomore year begins a process through which we estab­ lish ourselves as individuals. Throughout our Junior year, this process con­ tinues. Having acquired a sense of belonging, we are able to establish ties with the people and activities that interest us. Involvement in the school activities enables us to express ourselves and develop our talents. The coming together of these differing aspects of our personalities will bring about a self-realization.

Left: Jackie Pagliuco expresses her feelings about the first day of school. Top: Despite everything that might go wrong during the course of the day, Rudy Rella finds something to laugh about. Above: During study hall, Maria Vaccaro reacts with surprise to the first air raid drill.


Below Left: Seemingly perplexed, Rick Simonelli deliberates over a difficult assignment. Above: Conversing during her lunch break, Laurie Schaefer shares her smile with friends.

With the wide range of patterns of study, the curriculum at Sayreville High School aims to suit individual needs and interests. Within the confines of a particular course exist a variety of ways in which both teacher and student can tap creative inner resources and generate enthusiastic response. With guidance from interested faculty, students begin to define their academic inter­ ests. This interest surfaces in the classroom through active participation and effort. The exchange of knowledge is not an end in itself. With insight, the gifted teacher sparks enthusiasm and teaches appreciation by giving the course relevance to today’s world. Learning is an interactive process through which both teacher and student contribute not only knowledge, but atmosphere, and occasionally lasting values as well.


Education Under Fire Unlike the old saying, 1977-78 was not a vintage year for education. Complaints in the media of a faltering public educational system rose to a peak. Newsweek and Time were among the magazines which published report after report of states that had instituted proficiency testing and continually featured columns written by concerned educators. Due to a number of factors including location and what Mr. Counsman feels is a “strong faculty and an extremely cooperative Board of Educa­ tion,” Sayreville was immune to the brunt of the nation’s problems. However, Sayreville adminis­ trators, along with other educators across the country were faced with “apathetic student atti­ tudes towards attendance and academic work.” New Jersey’s answer to the ailing educational system was the T&E program, which was man­ dated in 1976. After the completion of its first phase, has it significantly changed Sayreville sec­ ondary education? Dr. Parnell, who serves as the coordinator on the T&E Committee, explained that “the Sayre­ ville High School approach to T&E has been to take the process and bring it into the school for positive outcomes. We seek to fulfill the state requirements.” Although Dr. Parnell “has not found it uncomfortable” working within the guide­ lines of T&E, she concedes that it is “time consum­ ing with an emphasis on the process.” Dr. Parnell was frank in stating that she was more concerned with the results. In the words of Mr. Counsman, continuing “to give students the best possible education” and as Dr. Parnell adds, “to try to interest those who don’t want it,” was the prime concern of the 197778 school year.

Mr. Henry Counsman

Top: Robert J. Fleming. Edwin S. Smith, Danny DiPoalo, Douglas A. Cowan. Gerald A. Pondo. Bottom: Barbara A. Anderson, Adeline R. Wranovics, Thomas J. Strugala. Ger­ trude G. Goldkopf.

MR. HENRY COUNSMAN, MA Superintendent of Schools Board of Education THOMAS J. STRUGALA President EDWARD J. NEM1NSK1 Vice President ROBERT J. FLEMING Secretary EDWIN S. SMITH Assistant Secretary CASPER P. BOEHM Attorney ANNETTE L. ZEISLER Transportation Coordinator BARBARA A. ANDERSON Member DOUGLAS A. COWAN Member Dr. Marie Parnell


i Mr. Homer Dill

DR. MARIE PARNELL. D.Ed. Principal. Assistant Superintendent MR. HOMER DILL, MA Vice Principal MR. EDWARD WEBER. JR.. M.Ed. Vice Principal Miss Annette Sowa

MISS ANNETTE SOWA. M.Ed. Administrative Assistant

Mr. Edward Weber


From Colonialism to Newscasting Aside from the usual classroom lectures, Ameri­ can History Through Arts and Crafts gave stu­ dents the chance to relive some of the experiences of the early Americans. Students constructed chairs, weather vanes, and stools, often with the aid of early-Ainerican style tools. They experi­ mented with quill pens and found writing with them more difficult than they had expected. Although this course no longer fulfilled the junior history requirement, students still enjoyed the per­ sonal contact with history that the course offered. While those in the Arts and Crafts course expe­ rienced early American History, students in Mr. Boardman’s Critical Issues class experienced the problems of modern newscasting. The class was divided into two teams, both responsible for pres­ enting a newscast centered on a certain topic. The news teams not only learned about the material they researched, they also gained experience in interviewing, copy writing, and reporting. These, along with the many other History elec­ tives were designed to meet a wide range of stu­ dent interests, from art to debating, while still teaching the basic ideals of past, as well as modern history.

Above: After posing a difficult question, Mr. Boardman waits for his class’ response. Above Right: Amused by the comments of his students. Mr. Doll con­ siders a retort. Right: During his History class, Rickie Jones jots down an impor­ tant point.


Mr. Robert Hudock

Mr. Kenneth Boardman

Mr. Louis Carcich

Mr. Joel N. Cheskin

Mr. William Doll

Mr. Steve Gozora

History Department MR. ROBERT HUDOCK History Department Chairperson; Minorities: MA MR. KENNETH BOARDMAN Advanced Placement US Hist. II, Critical Issues, Living in Our Society; M.Ed. MR. LOUIS CARCICH Economics, Critical Issues, People of Plenty, US Hist. I; BA; Boys’ Cross-Country Coach MR. JOEL N. CHESKIN Current History, Nation Divided, Sociology; BA MR. WILLIAM DOLL Minorities, US Hist. II; BS; Junior Class Advi­ sor, Varsity Soccer Coach, Varsity Spring Track Coach MR. STEVE GOZORA Minorities, Conflicts in Colonial America; BS; JV Baseball Coach MRS. CAROL KADI American History Through Arts and Crafts. How the West Was Won, Introduction to Design; BA; Sophomore Class Advisor MRS. SHELLEY LOGAN Conflicts in Colonial America, How the West Was Won, US Hist. I; BA; Junior Class Advisor MRS. JO-ANNE POOLEY Minorities, Nation Divided, US Hist. I; BA MS. CARLA SUTHERLAND Conflicts in Colonial America, Advanced Place­ ment US Hist. I, Nation Divided; BS; Sopho­ more Class Advisor Mrs. Carol Kadi

Mrs. Shelley Logan

Mrs. JoAnne Pooley

MR. ROBERT SZABO America As A World Power, Critical Issues. Nation Divided: M.Ed. MR. THEODORE J. WYBRANIEC Critical Issues. Democracy in Action, US Hist. II; M.Ed.

Ms. Carla Sutherland

Mr. Robert Szabo

Mr. Theodore J. Wybraniec

Top Left: Thoroughly absorbed in a Critical Issues lecture, John Everitt pauses to consider one of Mr. Szabo’s comments. Above Left: While teaching his conflicts class, Mr. Gozora successfully gets his point across.


Battle of Hastings Invades High School It was not an ordinary lecture on British Litera­ ture. Flutes played a medieval tune while peasants, feasting on short bread and ale toasted the success of William the Conqueror. Appropriately enough, the props were short­ bread cookies, ginger ale and dixie cups, and the setting was Mrs. Coppinger’s first period British Writers class, Mark Cholowski’s comic portrayal of the King added a humorous touch to student reports about England in the days of King Wil­ liam. The use of the creative approach has not been limited in any way by T & E even though its emphasis has been on basic skills. In this depart­ ment, especially, teachers have tested a variety of ways to maintain a high level of student interest while helping students master the basics of writing and oral expression. In September, a curriculum committee began working to develop three new full-year compensa­ tory courses for next year. Committee members spent many hours consulting with publishers and reviewing material in order to select suitable pro­ grams of study for the new courses. Remaining basically unaffected by T & E, the theatre program translates the themes in English class into voice inflection, facial expression and body movement. Theatre I, II and workshop classes have provided students, hampered by inex­ perience in drama, with the confidence to perform. In the opinion of theatre instructor Charles Cunliffe, the majority of his students take Theatre mostly for enjoyment. But for the few who aspire to the professional stage, he feels the recent success of past Sayreville graduates Vince Otero and Greg Evigan. has been encouraging. It points out that the limitations of a small town need not hinder success.

Above: King William, as portrayed by Mark Cholowski. addresses his court during the "Battle of Hastings." Top Right: In Theatre 1, Sherry Duncan mir­ rors Grace Pohl's expressions and movements. Above Right: Helping to set the mood for the British Writers class are Marianne Fitzpatrick, Alice Coakiey, and Nancy Billington.

Mrs. Georgia B. Baumann

Mrs. Marie A. Carltock

Mrs. Joan R. Coppinger

Mr. Charles J. T. Cunliffe

Mrs. Phyllis Galbraith

Mrs. Elyse Gelsinon

English Department MRS. IRENE TODD English Department Chairperson: Reading Techniques; MA; Paint and Powder Advisor MRS. GEORGIA B. BAUMANN College Skills, World Literature; MA; Echo Lites Advisor MRS. MARIE A. CARLTOCK Language Games, Mythology; BA; Senior Class Advisor MRS. JOAN R. COPPINGER British Writers, New Dimensions, Reading Techniques; BA; Future Teachers of America Advisor MR. CHARLES J. T. CUNL1FFE Theatre I and II, Workshop; BA; Fall Drama and Spring Musical Director, Chess Club, Dra­ matis Personae, and Theatre Ensemble Advisor Mrs. Lorraine Koncz

Mrs. Laura Lang

Mr. John B. McCormack

MRS. PHYLLIS GALBRAITH English 202, Humanities; BS MRS. ELYSEGELSINON Creative Expression, Creative Writing, English 201, 202: M.Ed.; Images Advisor MS. KAREN JOSEPH English 202, Reading Techniques, Seminar in British Literature; BA; Quo Vadis Advisor

Mr. Frank Malanowski

Mrs. Susan E. Mills

Mrs. Shelley Wasilewski

MISS GERALYN S. KAMINSKI English 203, Short Forms of Fiction; BA; Junior Class Advisor MR. CHARLES D. KOENIGSBERG Current Communication, English 204, Lan­ guage Games; MA MRS. LORRAINE KONCZ English 204, Short Forms of Fiction; MA MRS. LAURA LANG American Writers, English 203, Great Plays, Journalism; BA; Head Senior Class Advisor MR. JOHN B. MC CORMACK Language Games, Short Forms of Fiction; BA MR. FRANK MALANOWSKI English 202, Language Games; BS MRS. SUSAN E. MILLS English 204, Humanities; BA MRS. SHELLEY WASILEWSKI English 202. English 204, Media Techniques; BA^

Left: Not only do students in College Skills learn vocabulary, they also do projects, skits, and term papers.


Sine Curves Become Biorhythm Charts

Mr. James Todd

Mr. Richard L. Brown

Dr. George Evanovich

Mr. Robert Piotrowski

Miss Donna Weir

Mr. Fred Gilfillan

“Clear your desks!” Mr. Brown instructed his second period trigonometry class. Waiting for the usual groans to subside, he began to distribute graph paper. “Multiply 365 by your age,” his instructions began. The final result was three graphs, represent­ ing a complete biorhythm chart. Relating the information he had learned from a magazine arti­ cle, Mr. Brown told his students that the three graphs represented their intellectual, emotional, and physical cycles. This project was only one answer to the constant student challenge, “What do I need to know this for if I’m not going to become a mathematician?” In calculus class, students researched various mathematical topics dealing with every area from gambling to geography. Computer Math students learned the basics of working with computers. Although some of the math taught on the higher level may not have a useful application as yet, the constant advancement of technology will eventu­ ally make use of all mathematical knowledge.

Top: After school, Dennis Nowak solves his math problems with the help of Miss Kolojay. Right: Solving an equation requires all of Elizabeth Ashe’s concentra­ tion. 24

Dr. George Marotta

Math Department MR. JAMES TODD Math Departm ent Chairperson; Calculus. Industrial Math II; MA MR. RICHARD L. BROWN Algebra II. Industrial Math II; Trigonometry; BS DR. GEORGE EVANOVICH Analytic Geometry, Probability and Matrix Algebra, Trigonometry: D.Ed. MR. FREDGILFILLAN Industrial Math, Geometry, Algebra II; BS; Boys’ Tennis Coach MISS BARBARA JOHNSON Algebra I. Analytic Geometry; BA; Pep Club Advisor MISS BARBARA KOLOJAY Algebra II, Topics of Math: MA; Math Club Advisor DR. GEORGE MAROTTA Algebra II. Analytic Geometry; D.Ed. MR. ROBERT PIOTROWSKI Computer Programming I, II. Industrial Math I; MA: Girls’ Cross Country Coach. Boys’ JV Bas­ ketball Coach MISS DONNA WEIR Algebra II, Analytic Geometry; MA

Top: The print out satisfies Ron Fox in his Computer Math class. Above: A difficult graph intrigues Chris LaPort in his Trigonometry class.


Beyond the Microscope The curriculum of the Science Department includes many diverse topics, taught in an unusual way. For students with an interest in biology, an advanced biology course is offered which enables students to obtain a solid background in biology. The course includes a seminar unit in which the students conduct class themselves and present oral reports on .different aspects of the blood. A unit on plant physiology in which the students have the opportunity to work independently of each other is also included. A detailed study of genetics is another area covered by the course. In this unit, the students were amazed by the results they obtained from the breeding of fruit flies. Aside from the normal classwork, students also participated in the statewide Science Day. Stu­ dents from many high schools were tested in chem­ istry, biology or physics, and the winners in each category were eligible for monetary awards.

With concentration, Dave Pietrulewicz completes a successful chemistry experiment.


Top: This group of chemistry students gets a few hints for their lab from Mrs. Arthur. Above: With help from Mr. Bordak, Derryl Jarvis begins calculating his physics problems.

Science Department MRS. IRENE ARTHUR Science Department Chairperson; C.P. Chemis­ try; MA MRS. BARBARA ALBANIR Biology; BA; Future Nurses of America, Sopho­ more Class Advisor MR. MARTIN BORDAK Chemistry, Physics; BA; Chemistry League Advisor, Senior Class Advisor MRS, DIANE COOKE Chemistry; BA MISS MARIANNE KWIATKOWSKI Biology; BA; Student Council Advisor Mrs. Irene Arthur

Mrs. Barbara Albanir

Mr. Martin Bordak

MRS. ANITA MACKIN Earth Science, Ecology, General Biology; BA; Ecology Club Advisor MRS. ANGELINA ROMANO Advanced Biology, C.P. Biology, General Biol­ ogy; MA; Biology Club Advisor

Mrs. Diane Cooke

Mrs. Angelina Romano Top Left: While Mark Jones looks on, Brian McMillen examines the structure of a molecule model. Left: In his Biology lab, Dan Strika, finds the difference a microscope can make in the appearance of leaves.


International Cuisine Adds Foreign Flavor A language class is more than grammar and pronunciation! The teachers and students work together in exploring the cultures and history of Spain, France and Germany. Although French 1 and German I were discontinued this year, there was still a strong interest shown by many students at the higher levels. Speaking and writing skills were employed in the writing and performing of plays in the thirdyear language classes. Fourth-year students read and discussed famous works of foreign literature. In Spanish V, the students increased their knowl­ edge of the language by composing poems and fables and submitting them to Spanish magazines, hoping to see their compositions in print. There was an emphasis on foreign cuisine this year. Spanish IV held a breakfast, and Spanish V enjoyed a luncheon. Mrs. Parks’ French classes also did some cooking, using the French cook­ books compiled by the students last year. Some foods that were sampled were onion soup and Chocolate Mousse. Because cheese is an important part of the French diet, a “cheese-tasting party” was conducted in French II. French classes were able to view movies and cartoons. French IV listened to an opera. Songs were played, and students were invited to listen or sing along. Achievements in Foreign Languages yield rewards to students. The Spanish National Honor Society has been established, and chooses as its members, deserving students of Spanish III, IV, or V. Plans are now being made to institute a German and French National Honor Society.









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Top: At a language festival, Anita Shorosky finds sampling foreign foods an agreeable part of learning about other cultures. Above: Mrs. Ludlow smiles at the enthusiastic response of her class. Left: During a discussion in their Spanish class, these underclassmen find time to share a few laughs.

Foreign Language Department MRS. VIJA HAZNERS German II. III. English 203; BA; German Club Advisor MS. CATHERINE E. LUDLOW Spanish I. II; MA; Spanish Club Advisor MISS RITA KOPEC Spanish 11. Ill; BA

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MISS CHRISTINE A. KWIATKOWSKI Spanish II, III. IV, V; BA; Spanish Club Advi­ sor, Spanish National Honor Society Advisor

Mrs. Vija Hazners

MRS. DOROTHY PARKS French II, III, IV: MA; French Club Advisor

Miss Rita Kopec

Miss Christine A. Kwiatkowski

Ms. Catherine E. Ludlow

Mrs. Dorothy Parks

Top Left: While reading a famous French work, Phyllis D'Addio dwells on the novel's theme. Above Left: In French III. Mrs. Parks takes time for some informal discussion.


From Expansion to Exploration Last December, construction began on the new art wing scheduled for completion during the 1978-79 school year. This wing, which will be joined at the auditorium foyer doors runs parallel to the B-wing, and will provide a new entrance to the C-wing through one of the drafting rooms. The curriculum of the Art Department will be revamped to take advantage of the flexibility in the added space. The large art complex will provide more work areas, more room for storage and an outdoor courtyard. Two more periods of art can be taught in the open classroom. Because of student interest in the Music Depart­ ment, the band class was divided into two groups this year. Vocal and instrumental music were offered to students who wanted to fully under­ stand and appreciate music. *




Don't be surprised if home-sewn men’s apparel appears at your next fashion show. Boys have shown an increasing amount of interest in domes­ tic arts. This interest made Leisure Living, a course which included a nine week unit on sewing, espe­ cially popular with boys. During those nine weeks they made a,variety of practical things, from denim vests to goose down hunting vests. Even more popular than the sewing unit was the cooking phase of the course. Both girls and boys enjoyed learning the basics of cooking and sam­ pling the results. The importance for every student to have some practical instruction in all areas of domestic arts was affirmed by a new program at the junior high school. An “exploratory” course, which included clothing, foods and nutrition, consumer econom­ ics, and child care was required of all seventh grad­ ers this year. It's too early to tell what effects this junior high policy will have on the future of homeec courses at the high school.

Mr. Vincent Modzelewski

Mrs. Lee Kratinski

Top Right: With great care Chris Moe shapes one of her first ceramics projects for the year. Above Right: Concentrating on the notes and lyrics, Karen Kuchta practices with a score from “Oliver!”


Mr. John Resh

Mrs. Judith A. Sforza

Mr. Bruce B. Brindza

Art Department MR. VINCENT MODZELEWSKI Art Department Chairperson; Art Workshop; MA MRS. LEE KRATINSKI Introduction to Design. Jewelry; BA; Student Council Advisor MR. JOHN RESH Advanced Fine and Applied Art, Ceramics, Commercial Arts; Stage Design; MA MRS. JUDITH A.SFORZA Creative Crafts, Introduction to Design; BA Music Department MR. BRUCE B.BRINDZA Band, Music Survey, Theory and Harmony, Vocal Class; BS; Marching Band; Jazz-Rock Ensemble; Pit Band Home Economics Department MRS. MONICA F. NEWTON Home Economics Chairperson; Clothing I and II, Advanced Tailoring, Leisure Living, Mar­ riage and Family; M.Ed. MRS. MARIE BOHNSACK. Beauty Culture Occupations; BS MISS KATHLEEN KAPICA Child Care I, Foods and Nutrition I, II, Gour­ met Cooking, Leisure Living; BA; Sophomore Class Advisor

Top Left: During his cooking class. Bob Gordon cracks an egg with the ease of a gourmet. Left: Totally engrossed in her work, a beauty cul­ ture student is caught unaware by the Quo Vadis photographer.



Widening Career Opportunities

Providing career education every day of the year, the Industrial Arts Program has introduced students to the fundamentals of engineering, graphics, construction and auto mechanics. In the opinion of department chairperson John Rupp, individuals have benefited in different ways from the program. Students had the opportunity of sampling several of the department’s facets or spe­ cializing in one area. The program has also been useful to the college prep student interested in pursuing engineering or architectural careers. Students receive some basic knowledge of machinery which neither college prep courses nor college level courses offer. Like the home economics department, the industrial arts department may be affected by a new program instituted at the junior high level. The course, “ Home & Auto M aintenance” requires that all students become acquainted with the problems of home and auto upkeep. Top: For the successful completion of his project, Mike Vaccaro demonstrates the necessary welding skills. Right: In wood shop. Sue Fuoti tries her hand at making a wheel. 32

Industrial Arts Department MR. JOHN E. RUPP Industrial Arts Department Chairperson, Metal Shop; MA MR. RICHARD L. BELOTTI Wood I, II, III: BA; Stage Construction Advisor MR. JOHN CISZEWSKI Auto I, II, III; MA MR. STEVE J.CSERR Machine Shop I, II, III; MA MR. JAMES A. GELETEI Graphic Arts, Photography; BS MR. WILLIAM HORVATH Plastics, Ceramics, Metal Shop I. Wood 1; BS; Junior Class Advisor MR. LYNN PAUL Drafting I, IV; MA MR. ALFRED RIKER Aeronautics, Electricity, Electronics; MA MR. JOHN J. SIMKO Sheet Metal Pattern Drafting, Architectural Drafting; MA

Top: After the mold hardens. Bob Henk cuts the design for his next plastics project. Center: With the aid of Mr. Ciszewski, Keith Mervin and John Donahue learn the procedures of replacing a timing chain on a Buick.


Payment for Education More than 80 students at SWMHS have been placed in jobs through the Distributive Ed and Cooperative Office Experience programs. These students earned credits and were paid for their work. Most of the eighty students placed were girls. Many of the calls for boys had to be turned down because of a lack of boys in the COE pro­ gram. Within the school, the Business Department, like English and Math, felt the effects of T & E. More spelling, reading, and math drills were intro­ duced. These basic skills were taught to help the students survive in the working world. Teachers in the department attended workshops in an effort to strengthen and expand the offerings in these areas. There is always something being updated in the Business Department. Word processing, office and traditional types of steno are still taught, and Gregg awards have been given out in typing and steno.

Above Right: In Business Machines, Mrs. Haiti explains the procedures of dittoing to Theresa Walters. Right: Amid a clut­ ter of workbooks. Janet Seaman. Shirley Wojcik and Debbie Bartz discuss their business assignments.

' / / Mrs. Mary Dulemba




Mrs. Marcia Barnard

Mrs. Patricia Coleman

Mr. Patrick J. Dineen

Mrs. Barbara A. Groncki

Business Department MRS. MARY DULEMBA Business Department Chairperson: Secretary Office Practice, Stenography II, Transcription/ Typing: M.Ed. MRS. MARCIA BARNARD Typing I, Typing II, Retailing; BA MRS. PATRICIA COLEMAN Consumer Education. Business Mathematics. Typing I; MA MR. PATRICK J. DINEEN Data Processing, Psychology: MA; Basketball Club, Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach MRS. BARBARA A. GRONCKI Typing II. Steno II, Transcription/Typing: MA MS. KATHERINE HALENAR Business Law, Clerical Practice II. Economic Geography; BS MRS. PATRICIA HALTLI Business Machines, Business Math, Typing I; BS MRS. SUSAN JAYSNOVITCH Business Communications, Personal Typing, Recordkeeping; M.Ed. MRS. GRACE K. MERSHON Accounting I.II; BS MRS. JOAN ROMATOWSKI Business Law, Stenography I; BS MR. DONALD E. SCHMEYER Distributive Education I, II, IN; BS; DECA and Senior Class Advisor Mrs. Susan Jaysnovitch

Mrs. Grace K. Mershon

Mrs. Joan Romatowski

MISS DARLENE SCHWENK Clerical I, Typing II: BA MS. HELENE ANN TUROWSKI Accounting I, Data Processing I, II; BA; Future Business Leaders of America Advisor

Mr. Donald E. Schmeyer

Miss Darlene Schwenk

Ms. Helene Ann Turowski

Top Left: A long tabulation demands Pat Comerford's undivided atten­ tion. Above Left: During a break in typing class. Robin Novak lets her thoughts wander.


The Year the Divider Stayed Open

For the first time, the divider in the gym remained open due to the new laws requiring co-ed gym in all New Jersey schools. All health and gym classes became co-ed, with the exception of Senior health. The new program provided an equal opportu­ nity for all students to use all facilities and to have equal options to participate in the various activi­ ties offered by the department. According to teachers and students, the new laws that affected the Physical Education depart­ ment made quite a change from previous years. This change required an adjustm ent by all involved. The entire curriculum had to be reorganized to meet the needs of the co-ed classes. There was a definite need for more electives, as well as more space in which to teach. Although there were some problems in adjusting to the change, there were no major accidents, inju­ ries, or complaints that would constitute a change. It will take a while, however, to determine the suc­ cess of the program. New changes in the Driver Ed. Program made it easier because the students can drive with a stu­ dent permit at 16. Though the program was not changed, new manuals, tests, and cards were used. Top: During this co-ed gym class, the students enjoy a fastmoving basketball game. Above Right: After being dismissed, Ellen Zielinski heads straight for the locker room. Right: Tak­ ing a break from the usual co-ed gym class, these boys play a tough game of football.


Physical Education Department MR. JOHN W. HEFELFINGER Physical Education Department Chairperson; M.Ed.; Boys’ Gymnastic Coach MR. ANDREW J. BUYDOS Health, Physical Education, Driver Education; BA; Wrestling Coach MR. KEVIN CORRIGAN Health, Physical Education, Driver Education; BS MR. RICHARD P. DEN1KE Driver Education; MA MRS. MIRIAM E. FEHRLE Health, Driver Education, Simulators; BS; Cheerleading Advisor MR. LARRY HELW1G Health, Physical Education, Driver Education; BS: JV Football Coach MR. JAMES W. INMAN Driver Education. Simulators, Driver Theory: BS MR. HENRY KRUPINSKI Health. Physical Education; BA: Varsity Foot­ ball Coach

Mr. Henry Krupinski

MS. SUSAN MAURER Health, Physical Education, Driver Education; BS; Girls’ Varsity Tennis and Track and Field Coach MISS JANET L. RYAN Health, Physical Education, Driver Education; BS MS. JUDY SUNSKI Senior Health, Physical Education; BS; Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach

Ms. Susan Maurer

Miss Janet L. Ryan

Ms. Judy Sunski

MS. MARCIA WESTABY Health, Physical Education; BS; Varsity Field Hockey Coach MS. PATRICIA WILLIS Physical Education; BS; JV Field Hockey Coach MR. JOHN TYSKIEWICZ Health, Physical Education: BS; Football. Track and Weight Training Coach

Mr. John Tyskiewicz

Ms. Marcia Westaby

Ms. Patricia Willis

Top: Mr. Denike gives a reassuring smile as he instructs one of his Driver Ed students. Above: With the aid of spotters. Roberta Killian keeps her balance in a backbend.


Individual Attention Makes a Difference

Many of the students at SWMHS have probably wondered what was taught in room A-48 this year. Once used for chorus classes, the room was con­ verted for use by the Compensatory Education Program. This program, which was required by the state, was taught by Mrs. Stollar and Mrs. Epstein who are both new to Sayreville High. They met once or twice a week with small groups or individ­ ual students who showed a need for individual attention in reading and math. Also new to the school was Mrs. Caryl Comeforo, who taught in the Resource Center. Although Mrs. Simko and Mrs. Petzold come into contact with greater numbers of students, they also gave individual attention and assistance to students using the library. *




The hours of work put in by Mr. Wortley, Mr. Recine and Mrs. Ziemba were largely behind the scenes, but they affected the entire student body. Mr. Wortley, the Athletic Director, coordinated the sports schedules and dealt with the reschedul­ ing of the many fall events which were rained out this year. He also arranged for police and first aid coverage at every game. Mr. Recine, the Athletic Trainer, attended every athletic event. He was close by to examine and tape an injured player, and also give advice to players on injury prevention. While Mr. Recine dealt with athletic injuries and rehabilitation, Mrs. Ziemba dealt with the health of the student body. At one time or another, she has served everyone in the school, whether it was to give a driver-ed eye test or to treat a serious illness.

Top Right: Using one of the library’s resources, Ed Laubach easily finds the information he needs. Right: Working on pro­ jects, seniors Jim Baron and Tom Barbieri use the card cata­ logue to find proper materials.


Special Services MRS. BEVERLY EPSTEIN Compensatory Reading; M.Ed. MRS. SANDRA STOLLAR Compensatory Math; BA MRS. CARYL COMEFORO Resource Center; MS MRS. LORRAINE W. SIMK.O Librarian; BA; Library Council Advisor MRS. BARBARA PETZOLD Library Aide; BA MR. VITO RECINE Athletic Trainer; NATA Certification MR. JOHN WORTLEY Director of Athletics; MA MRS. JOSEPHINE ZI EM BA, R.N. School Nurse

Top: As part of her daily routine. Nurse Ziemba keeps records of the students who come to her. Above: While at a home tennis match, Mr. Wortley discusses a matter of importance with Ms. Maurer.


Job Placement Counselor Added In response to what was felt to be a weakness in the program, the services of job placement counse­ lor Carolyn Rhodes were added to the guidance department early in the year. “We were taking care of the college prep students,” stated Mr. New­ comer, “but we felt we weren’t adequately taking care of those who immediately enter the working world.” The initial interest was expressed by Mr. Downs, Guidance Director, and Mr. Newcomer, head of the high school guidance department. Mr. McCormack, the Federal Coordinator, was cred­ ited by Mr. Newcomer as being instrumental to the program. He was responsible for writing up the program to obtain federal funding. Adding the services of a job placement counse­ lor has been an upcoming trend in the Middlesex County area. Especially with the down turn of the economy, Mr. Newcomer explained, “We felt we really needed one for the past couple of years.” However, lack of funds in the past hindered the program. Mrs. Rhodes’ energetic start made up for lost time. Within two months, she began to establish contacts with community employers, and was also responsible for a guidance field trip. In December students attended a business and industry exhibit held at the Ramada Inn in East Brunswick. Within the school. Mrs. Rhodes distributed a job place­ ment survey and set up files on student and employer needs. Other counselors in the guidance department have had an equally busy year. The demands of serving on subcommittees mandated by T & E were coupled with the responsibility of 500 stu­ dents per counselor. Space also presented a problem. Mrs. Rhodes’ office, little more than a desk partitioned off from the waiting room by bookcases, was typical of the shortage of space with which the counselors also had to cope.

Top: With help from Mrs. Lake, Laurie Lasky decides her plans for after graduation. Above: During an unusually hectic day, Mr. Spano replaces a window broken by vandals. Left: While Ms. Balon rings up the sale, Don Ginelli counts to make sure he has the right amount.

Guidance Department MR. DANIEL NEWCOMER Counseling and Placement Chairperson; M.Ed. MRS. EVELYN S. BILLARD Counselor— Ri-Z; MA MRS. MARIE LAKE Counselor — L-Re; MS MISS ELENA M. LEONE Counselor — A-D; MA MR. RICHARD TEWELL Counselor — E-K; MS MRS. CAROLYN RHODES Job Placement Counselor — MA Bottom: L. Becker. A. Szafranski, L. Nayduch, R. Raymond. Top: A. Ferreri (Mgr.). C. Gurgol, J. Balon, A. Miara, S. Truchan, J. Jarusiewicz, M. Thomas.

Custodial Staff - J. Olszeweski, J. Szcecine. H. Beattie. A. Marcinczyk. T. Lopez. P. Anghelone. J. Smigochi, W. Stelmaszek, G. Zebrowski. Missing: C. Wojaczyk.


For some, school begins at 8:00 and ends promptly at 2:30. But, for a growing number of others, the building doesn’t really begin to come alive until after dismissal. Depending upon the time of year, the animated tones of discussion from a meeting in progress, the click of typewriters and scratch of pens, the enthusiastic voices of stu­ dents in rehearsal, and even the whispers heard above the hush of a chess match, spill into the halls. Even with the diversity that exists, the students are growing and their needs changing. The science department and math department recognized this and organized three new clubs. Future Nurses of America, Chemistry League, and the Math Club. An attempt by the physical education department to form a student trainer organization was not suc­ cessful, although an interest in it was expressed. The choice to become involved demands a com­ mittment of one’s free time, a scarce commodity in this fast-paced world. Thriving on the concern of interested students and dedicated advisors, the activities program survives because students value the opportunity to meet with others who share their interests, and to turn out a publication, or a project, or a performance that they can take pride in.

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Quo Vadis Contends With Winter of 78

“S-N-O-W” became an obnoxious four letter word to the 14 editors and advisor of Quo Vadis

1978. While many students welcomed the relaxation and extra sleep, the snow days were a source of mounting tension for this year’s staff. To compen­ sate for the time loss, one Saturday morning at 9:30, 13 sleepy-eyed editors and their advisor, arms piled with typewriters, quad packs, and Dunkin Doughnuts, assembled at the back door of one editor’s home. Her family had donated use of their basement as a work area that morning, and the staff took advantage of their generosity for seven hours. By 4:30, the major portion of the senior sec­ tion had been completed and most of the editors had begun to accept the disappointments that went along with good intentions and too little time. The activities section was hardest hit, literally sandwiched in between two major snowstorms. “The effects have been an absolute disaster,” said second year advisor Karen Joseph. “Schedules were disrupted, photography schedules totally destroyed. . . Not being able to meet the publish­ er’s deadline brought out the possibility of the yearbook not coming out in June.” She empha­ sized that “no other club, organization, etc. has deadlines that they must meet to publish.” When asked if the 1978 book would have been a better one without the disruptions the snow caused, her answer was a definite “Yes!” Snow was not the first problem the staff faced. Four editorial positions changed hands and two editors were removed and never officially replaced. Although Ms. Joseph remembers feeling “extremely upset by it — a yearbook must have continuity,” curriculum editor Yasmin Haque was of a different opinion; “The people who left, left because they had something they’d rather devote their time to. The ones who came in were really willing to put the time in to make it a good book.” Things began to gel towards the beginning of November when the staff received the cover mock up and the first set of brown lines to inspect. “We fell in love with the cover and knew we’d have to make the rest of the book great,” said Allyn Zeisler.

Top: Quo Vadis advisor Ms. Joseph, looks over one of the year’s many layouts. Above: While Allyn Zeisler tried to decide which picture is right for a layout, Sports Editor Michelle Ciachur assists Editor-in-Chief Jody Mehl with the copy.


“There was a lot more pressure on all of us because we had to make our book measure up to the quality of last year’s book.” explained Editorin-Chief Jody Mehl. “Once we learned that the 1977 staff earned the highly coveted first place award in the Columbia Press Competition, we knew that we, and our advisor especially, wouldn’t be satisfied with anything less." “It was probably the greatest pleasure I’ve ever gotten,” said Ms. Joseph, “I was afraid to open the envelope,” she recalled. “It was very important to the former editors.” Now it is the 78 staff who must wait. Top Left: With the aid of Underclass and Typing Editor Tracy Rupp. Copy Editor Debi Grandinetti and Curriculum Editor Yasmin Haque write an article for the activities section. Above Left: Activities Editors Mary Amelia and Nancy Applegate choose pictures for the cheerleaders page. Top: As deadline time grows near, Lisa Martens, Senior Section Editor realizes the amount of typing involved in the Senior Sec­ tion. Center: Sports Editor, Lou Acero, checks a layout before giving his approval. Above: The job of checking the spelling of seniors' names is tackled by Curriculum Editor Alice Coakley. 45

Top: After identifying members in the club pictures, Nancy Applegate, Activities Editor, checks the master list of their correct spelling. Above: While working on layouts, Alyssa Iaciofoli laughs at an unusual picture Mary Ellen Parsler is cropping. 46

Top Right: Assisting Michelle Czachur with her section, Ms. Joseph shows her the correct layout for the sports division page. Center: After finding a comfortable position, Curriculum Editor Yasmin Haque reads over an article she wrote for her section. Above: After choosing the fall drama pictures, Mary Amelia decides where they will be positioned.

Images Awarded Second Place Although only in its third year of publication,

Images 77 received second place in the Columbia Scholastic Press Competition. This year, the staff and editors of Sayreville High School’s literary-art magazine worked harder than ever for a chance at first place standing in the competition. Editorial Consultant Ann Marie Geiger explained some of the difficulties faced by the staff. At the top of the list, she cited the student body’s attitude toward the magazine. “ It’s not good at all,” she admitted. “A lot of talented peo­ ple don’t sumbit.” Ironically, although the maga­ zine was designed to give students confidence in their ability for creative self-expression, it seemed that “lack of confidence held them back,” noted layout editor Yasmin Haque. The general lack of interest in Images was com­ pensated for by the commitment of the advisor and editors to the magazine. All the editors agreed with Arm that “Mrs. Gelsinon really knows what she is doing, and she has a real feeling for litera­ ture.” For the editors themselves, as Yasmin put it, “a feeling of satisfaction whenever we see someone enjoying the magazine,” made the commitment worthwhile.

Images: Bruce Mast, Mrs. Gelsinon, Jane Kuczynski, John Defillips, Cindy Cutrona, Lester Morgan, Stephanie Maze, Stephanie Orlowicz, Robin Collier, Lois Schmalz, Anne Marie Geiger, Scott Kominkiewicz, Darleen Drake. Top: After a successful candy sale, Bruce Mast and Stephanie Maze look through the profits under Mrs. Gelsinon’s watchful eye. Center: Sorting out stories and poetry is a difficult task undertaken by Stephanie Maze, Cindy Cutrona, Lester Morgan, and Lois Schmalz. Right: Members of Images openly discuss the final entries for the poetry section.

A Tribute to the "Chocolate Chip"

Echo-Lites kicked off the holiday season with a tribute to the time-honored chocolate chip cookie. On December 12, 1977, feature editor, Pat Banks, and advisor, Mrs. Baumann, supervised EchoLites’ First Annual Bake-Off Contest. Senior Pat Sears, one of the six contestants, emerged as the cookie champ, taking first place in the contest. Why did the newspaper staff sponsor a bake-off contest? “Primarily, to draw interest to the paper,” explained Pat’s co-editor Deb Grandinetti. Earlier, in the first issue, the girls co-authored a letter ask­ ing for student response to the paper, expressing their desire “(to make) this page as interesting and enjoyable for our readers as possible.” Despite good intentions, it was an uphill climb. Unlike Jan Toscano, Jeff Yeck and Jeff Sica, the other page editors, Deb and Pat had no previous experience. “It was good for me because I learned a lot,” said Pat, who plans to become a journalist. “It was hard to figure out what would interest the majority of the students — also, we had to learn what attracts the eye in a layout.” “You’d never think visual impact was so impor­ tant,” added Debbie. “It took a couple of catastro­ phes at the printer’s office and about three issues before we developed a sense for it.” "The worst problem was finding good writers who were willing to stick with it,” Pat pointed out. That statement was particularly true for Editorial Page editor Jan Toscano, and Sports editor Jeff Yeck, who turned out their respective pages singlehandedly until February, when they began to groom next year’s page editors. News editors, Jeff Sica and Jill Schorr, experienced some difficulty with a staff that was late in meeting deadlines. The cooperation of the editorial board was com­ mendable, especially during times when nothing seemed to go right. Typing editor, Jim Grote, was “ everyone’s right-hand m an,” and Jeff Yeck “could probably drive to the publisher’s with his eyes closed,” one staff member noted. Above all, was the friendliness among the members of the board. They met in Mrs. Baumann’s homeroom frequently to exchange suggestions, check on prog­ ress, and, mainly, to laugh about the latest prob­ lems.

Top: Editors Deb Grandinetti and Jeff Yeck proof the final copy of the November issue. ECHO-LITES: Bottom: Joe Hickey, Tony Cavone, Alan Karmin, Tom Birmingham. Sec­ ond Row: Jeff Yeck, Pat Banks, Deb Grandinetti, Jill Schorr. Top: Jim Grote, Jeff Kabat, Glenn Skarzynski, Rick Ferenci, Bill Certo, Laune Benulis, Janice Chiavacci, Stephanie Maze, Mrs. Baumann. 48

Top: After new pictures arrive, Jim Grote, Mrs. Baumann and Billy Certo are amused by the expressions captured. Above: Advisor Mrs. Baumann lends constructive criticism to a group of avid writers. Top: As a deadline approaches, Wendy Ambrose devotes her time to typing the final copy. Center: Knowing that their layout has been well planned, Jackie Kaluzny and Jeff Yeck smile with satisfaction. Bottom: Jill Schorr. Stephanie Maze and Adele Mongioi seem to be boggled by the task set before them.


Lollipops, Daisies and Carnations Behind every “lollipop” in SWMHS this year was an active Student Council member trying to raise1money for the March of Dimes. Fund raisers were a big part of Student Council activities. Besides the MOD project, members sponsored “Daisy Day.” The council took orders for daisies in October, and delivered them during third period on November 4, 1977. All the proceeds went to UNICEF. The success of “Daisy Day” encour­ aged them to go ahead with a carnation sale for St. Patricks’s Day, which sent proceeds to the Heart Fund. A donation was also made to the Ms. Westaby Memorial Fund after the sale of glass mugs with the initials SWMHS. The Council’s 40 members attempted to tackle the problem of student apathy by scheduling vari­ ous events beginning in September with Sopho­ more Orientation. During this time, a slide show was presented, the class advisors were introduced, and Dr. Parnell and Student Council President, Jerriann Donella, talked about the various activi­ ties available to students at SWMHS. This was fol­ lowed on October 22 by the very successful, Homecoming 1977. A series of concerts was given by the rock group “Earth Opera” in January. In February, the annual Blue and Gray Week was scheduled, beginning with “ Little Kiddies Day” and ending with the ever-popular “50’s Day.” On March 21, senior Student Council Mem­ bers participated in an Exchange Day program with various area high schools. Rounding out the year’s actitivites was a con­ vention of the State Student Council held at Great Adventure in May. For another year, the Student Council kept up its tradition of helping the student body at SWMHS and the community of Sayreville as well.

STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS: Bottom: Margaret MacDonald, Glenn Kreiger, Mrs. Kratinski. Top: Miss Kwiatkowski, Jerriann Donella, Karen Brent. SC SENIORS: Bottom: Glenn Kreiger. Flo Cohen, Patti Lalor, Chris Smithers, Dean Unkel, Jerriann Donella, Lou Acero. Top: Donna Holthausen, Diane McVay, Amy Tischler, Margaret MacDonald, Mary Lou Fleming. Left: Santa's helpers Jerriann Donella and JoAnne Pondo pose with old St. Nick, portrayed by Glenn Krieger.

SC JUNIORS: Bottom: Karyn Frezzi, Lori Schaefer, Jim Weber. Top: Mary Jane Briody, June Carnegie, Donna Pacchioli, Kathy Russo, Sue Fleming, Gina Guerri, Karen Brent. Top: Holiday characters lend to the spirit at Sayreville High. Above: A whimsical banner reminds students that only a few days remain to buy their friends daisies.

SC SOPHOMORES: Bottom: Joe MacDonald, Gerri DelGatto, Kathy Jessen Top: Adrienne McBride, Amy Brent, Amy Nesterwitz, Leo Walsh, Debbie Jackubowski, Brian Teeter. Above: “Sayreville Bomber,” Karyn Frezzi makes a guest appearance at the Homecoming pep rally.



Top: Despite their hectic schedule. Quo Vadis editors find time to participate in hats off day. Above: Marla Maze and June Carnegie do the hop to the 50's music of “Changes."

Top: Student Council Pres.. Jerriann Donella, begins the program by introducing the band. Above: Members of “Changes" set the tone for the audience.

Snow Buries Participation By the morning of February 6, the Student Council’s hopes for a successful Blue and Gray Week lay buried, along with the rest of the town, under 18 inches of snow. The resulting three day snow holiday disrupted people’s memories, and, despite the announced schedule changes, partici­ pation on the various school spirit days was not up to par. One thing that the snow did not alter was the spirit week format. School spirit days included a “Little Kiddies Day,” “Sock-it-to-Me Day,” and “Hats Off Day.” Participation on these days was opened up to the whole school. Following “Hats Off Day” was “Color Your Class Day.” On this day, seniors dressed in blue, juniors, in green, and sophomores, in red. The week’s highlight, “50’s Day” was made uni­ que by the scheduling of simultaneous assemblies. Students in the auditorium did the bop to the music of “Changes,” while students in the gym listed to the 70’s sounds of “ Manzo.” Student Council coordinated the flow of traffic between the two assemblies carefully, and the transition of each half of the student body to the other assembly was accomplished without a hitch.

Top Left: “Changes” — the years through music. Above Left: Showing her enthusiasm. Gerri DelGatto claps to the beat of the 50’s. Left: Displaying the trend of the fifties, students show off their shoes. Above: Rich Fruehwirth concentrates on his guitar playing during the “Manzo” performance.

The "Great Pumpkin" Takes All I

Top: Marla Maze. Gina Alfonso. Jeanne Cassidy, and Frank Gasparro. present the Junior Class float. “Winter Olympics.” Center: Driven by Lou Acero. 1976 Homecoming Queen. Diane Doyle makes her farewell appearance. Above: Newly crowned Homecoming Queen. Janie Murphy, greets the spectators.

Top: Thinking ahead to another winning float. Paula Buczynski. Natalie Donnelly, and Jody Mehl, work diligently toward completion. Center: Taking advantage of the beautiful autumn day. members of the Class of '80 present their first Homecoming float. Above: Sr. Class Pres., Allyn Zeisler. puts the final touches on the winning float.

October 22, 1977 couldn’t have turned out to be a more beautiful day for a homecoming game. It was hard to tell who was more pleased with the mild weather. Was it the Student Council, the Marching Band and band front, the football team, class officers, or the five Homecoming Queen can­ didates who had taken so much care with every aspect of the big event? Or was it the fans who, packed to capacity in the bleachers, simply came to enjoy? The football team had a rough time contending with the championship South River Rams, the topseeded team in the conference. Although the score finally resolved at 51-7, Sayreville fans seemed oblivious. They had come to watch the half-time festivities. Seated atop a royal blue MG driven by Lou Acero, Diane Doyle, the 1976 Homecoming Queen, led the procession of floats. The Sopho­ more float was a colorful illustration of the theme “Spring is . . . ” while the mood turned cold with the Junior class tribute to the “Winter Olympics.” The winning float, “ The G reat Pumpkin,” brought us back into fall again, with the Class of 78’s second consecutive win. Completing the four seasons, the Student Council float, “ Summer Breeze,” carried the five Homecoming Queen can­ didates, Mary Lou Fleming, Donna Holthausen, Margaret McDonald, Kathy Jo Modzelewski, and Janie Murphy. Time stood still as Student Council President, Jerriann Donella, removed the contents of the sealed envelope and turned towards the micro­ phone to announce the winner. Declaring Janie Murphy as the 1977 Homecoming Queen broke the tension and sent the fans into an outburst, sig­ nifying their approval. No one seemed more sur­ prised than Janie herself. Friends, family, and other well wishers 03116(1 out their congratulations as she took Diane Doyle’s place atop the MG and circled the stadium.

Above Left: Making their way around the stadium for the final time, the five Homecoming Queen candidates smile nervously while awaiting their class’ decision. Left: Janie Murphy gets a good-luck kiss from her escort, Rod Boehm.


Top Left: Keeping in step, woodwinds and brass march off the field. Above Left: Tuning his instrument, Glenn Skarzynski prepares for practice. Left: After completing their performance Mike Makransky and Tom Locha inarch back to the stands. Top Right: Clarinet player Linda Rogers practices a new selection. Above: The march­ ing band pauses for a moment after completing its first formation of the show.

The ”Best Group” Ever “ it seemed more balanced this year . . . and we had some good times!” said senior Nancy Billington of her third and final year as a member of the SWMHS Marching Band. Band director, Bruce Brindza, called the 1978 Marching Band "the best group I’ve had since I’ve been here." Appropriately, this was the first year that members attended a June dinner held in their honor at the Pines Manor. Earlier in the year, the Band Parents Association also financed the pur­ chase of wind breakers with the band unit name and school emblazoned on the back. The jackets were distributed during February. The new year for the Marching Band started as early as the last week of August, 1977. Brindza was pleased with 98 percent attendance, emphasizing that “only three” failed to attend the week-long band clinic held at Mansfield State College. It was during this week that drum majors John Godowski and Philip Teeter officially took command, replac­ ing graduates Verne James and Kevin Lawson. With the first week of intensive training behind them, the band put in two to three days of practice per week, doubling practice time prior to the homecoming game. Brindza put together an impressive score that included “ Virgin De La Macarena,” “Broadway Razzle Dazzle,” “Stand Tall," and the inspirational “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” The band was also responsible for learning the theme songs which went along with the four floats. The band had the active support of its Parents Association. They were extremely successful in impressing upon the community the need for a quality music program in the elementary grades. Despite the defeat of the 1978-79 Board of Educa­ tion budget, the March 1st issue of the Suburban Spokesman reported that "the money allocated to hire the two additional music teachers will not be cut from the budget." It quoted Board President Thomas Strugala as saying “the board considers music an educational program, not an expendable frill.”

Top Left: As Don Noe pertorms his solo, the rest of the band stands at attention. MARCHING BAND: Bottom: John Godowski. Joe Quinto, Sue Casano, Sue Mansmann, Beth Brocato, Bill Certo, Charlie Mills. Rich Peters. Phil Teeter. Second: Donna Lotrario, Terri Klein, Tracey Skarzynski. Michelle Goiia. Carol Gaul. Lori Schmidt. Nancy Billington. Third: Kevin Bloodgood, Arleen Dunwald. Gloria Soto. Linda Rogers, Heidi Weshnack, Karen Di Benedetto. Robin Collier. Fourth: Bill Durrua. Mike Makranski. Mark Ben­ der, Tom Locha, Chris Sopris. Kitty Lynch. Fifth: George Bell. Steve Dauda. Marianne Fitzpatrick, George Jorgensen. Don Noe. Ken Tynan. Top: Mark Klitzke. Sue Whitton. Glenn Skarzynski, Daryl Roberts. Rick Cyr.

Step, touch-step; step, touch-step; step, touchstep; touch-step, touch-step . . . by the middle of the football season, the Band Front members must have been able to recite the routine in their sleep. Despite the repetition, the girls had a lot to be excited about. They performed the first dance rou­ tine ever in the history of the Band Front. Few of them had any kind of dancing lessons before, the girls explained, so it took a special effort to master the new routine. Alyssa laciofoli and Mary Ellen Parsler both agreed that this year’s Band Front was the best in the three years they’ve participated. They attrib­ uted the improvement to the band camp that the girls attended along with the Marching Band dur­

ing the last week of August. It was there that skilled clinicians choreographed new routines for the Sayreville Squad. The girls practiced for a week under their supervision and then brought the routines home to perfect. Aside from the novel dance step, the Band Front enjoyed an increase in membership. The flag squad more than doubled in size, and although the Rifle squad was considerably smaller, experience and capability helped to compensate. The rifle squad members were as proud of their innovative routine featuring handsprings and backward rifle tosses as the twirlers and drill team were of the kickline.

DRILL TEAM: Bottom: Cheryl DeLucia, Dawn Fallon, Audrey Karmin, Mary Odolecki, Lisa Jankech, Nancy Casazza. Center: Judie Kreseski, Jo Anne Mulcahy, Mary Beth Dodge. Joy Wendler, Kim Howardson, Bridget Eska, Kathy Quigley. Standing: Heidi Krumm, Karen Wos, Darleen Wojcik, Robin Kilian.


Top: The band unit presents their new 1977 opening formation. Above: In honor of the American flag, the Color Guard salutes at perfect attention.

TWIRLERS: Bottom: Laura Carr, Arline Nykvist, Andrea Burrell, Debbie McCormack. Top: Cindy Buyofski, Carol Durrua, Denise Poignant, Karen McGuffy.

First Dance Routine on Football Field

RIFLE SQUAD: Bottom: Jamie Heims, Judi Adams, Mary Ellen Parsler, Lisa Tevis. Top: While the band plays the National Anthem, the drill team stands at attention.

FLAG SQUAD: Bottom: JoAnn Szczepanik, Terry Cherney, Cathy deVries, Donna Prusakowski. Second Row: Jackie Coughlin, Dawn Lytkowski. Karen Colachici, Dawn Howardson, Alyssa Iaciofoli. Top: Gail Gallagher, Donna Senkeleski, Betty Wolf. Debbie Davis, Linda Burgermeister, Cindy Connors, Michele Kiyak, Mary Lou Grodzki, Lori Klein. Top Right: Members of the band front are observed from an unusual angle. Above Left: During practice. Jamie Heims takes time out to pose for the Quo Vadis photographer. Above Right: During the half-time show. Denise Poignant concentrates on perfecting her routine.

Top Left: With style and grace. Varsity cheerleading captain Kathy Jo Modzelewski leads the individual cheer to rouse team spirit. Top Right: Junior Donna Pacchioli bends over backward with joy when the Bombers score a point. Above: During a Bomber time out, Lori Haber shows her staunch support of the team by executing a perfect split.

VARSITY CHEERLEADERS: Top: Donna Holthausen, Kathy Jo Modzelewski, Darleen Coyle, Bev New­ comer. Bottom: Mary Lou Fleming, Jo Anne Pondo, Donna Pacchioli.


JV CHEERLEADERS: Top: Sue Firestine, Linda Cal­ lahan, Julia Gomez. Bottom: Lori Schaefer, Maria Canata.

New Uniforms Spark New Spirit “I hate to tell you, JoAnn,” a friend confided, “but I saw eleven other girls wearing that dress today!” JoAnn Pondo laughed. She often found herself in that predicament on the day of a football or basketball game. It was always the same twelve girls, in the same grey and blue plaid jumpers, and for the same reason. The girls hoped, that by wear­ ing their cheerleading uniforms during the school day, they would remind students to come out and support their team during that day’s game. All of the cheerleaders’ efforts were supportive. Although the 1978 squad looked forward to com­ peting in the annual St. Pius Golden Cup Cheering Competition, it was not held this year. That event would have been the only one where the cheerlead­ ers received recognition on their own merit. How­ ever, they did enjoy an advantage that last year’s squad did not. They finally received the new uni­ forms they had petitioned the Board of Education for last year. “They were an extremely good group of girls to work with,” coach Miriam Fehrle stated. Until they got the routines down pat, the girls stayed for practice five days a week. During the regular sea­ son, they sometimes had to content themselves with a half-hour worth of practice prior to the game, due to the hectic basketball schedule. The girls cheered during football and basketball games and wrestling meets. They also had the opportunity to cheer on the Girls Basketball team at Rutgers Gym, during the Sayreville vs. Piscataway county final game. Reciprocal scheduling of girls and boys basketball games made that impos­ sible during the course of the regular season.

Top: During a JV Basketball game, the intensity of the game is reflected upon the cheerlead­ ers’ faces. Center Left: Cheerleading advisor Miriam Fehrle. Center Right: JV Cheerleader Angela Batissa salutes a player after an outstanding shot. Above: Pleased with the progres­ sion of the game, the varsity cheerleaders cheer the team to victory. Right: Adding to the festivities of a pre-season pep rally, the varsity and JV Cheerleaders join forces to promote the enthusiasm of the student body.

Basketball Club Students gained a greater interest in basketball through the activities provided by the Basketball Club." Under the guidance of club advisors, Pat Dineen and Judy Sunski, the club sponsored a bas­ ketball game between the faculty members of the Junior and Senior High Schools, which turned out to be a very enjoyable evening for everyone involved. The club members enjoyed the game and later the proceeds from it by attending a profes­ sional basketball game. Although the club, which was formed last year, is just in its beginning stages, it proved to be both fun and profitable. Members hope to receive even more support and recognition through the coming years.

Pep Club l.ike the cheerleaders, the Pep Club promoted school spirit at football games. They also added to this spirit by leading cheers at pep rallies, making banners, and putting up beat-cards on team mem­ bers lockers. During the football season, the Pep Club sponsored the buses for away games. A candy sale that featured “Chunky” and “Sugar Babies" was their main fund-raising project for this year. With this money, the Pep Club planned a trip for the spring.

PEP CLUB: Bottom: Sue Sweeney. Cathy deVries. Linda Kemmerer. Second Row:Debbie Trickel. Top: Sue Hampson. Anita Carstens. Cindy Buyofski.


Top: This year's Basketball Club provided an outlet for players such as Lisa Rispoli. to improve their game. Above: Though being distracted by Tom Callahan. John Tarnacki attempts a shot from the foul line.

Jazz Rock Ensemble “We sounded pretty good,” admitted alto sax player Marianne Fitzpatrick when asked her opin­ ion of this year’s Jazz Rock Ensemble. Members of the student body were even more enthusiastic. “They really sound polished,” one student com­ mented. This polished performance was the result of hours of practice. Twice a week, director Mr. Brindza and the 24 group members met to rehearse contemporary pieces such as “If” and the theme songs from “Rocky,” “Police Woman,” and “Starsky and Hutch.” Their full schedule included con­ certs given at the Junior High School, Roosevelt School and at a Band Parents Association meet­ ing. The Ensemble was also part of the entertain­ ment at the National Honor Society’s Spring Induction, and at two of the band’s annual affairs, the Pancake Breakfast and the Spring Concert. Although most of the Ensemble’s members belonged to the Marching Band, they noticed several differences between the two groups. “We were closer because it was a smaller group,” Mar­ ianne explained, “and with fewer people, we got more accomplished.”

JAZZ ROCK ENSEMBLE: Bottom:Steve Dauda. Rick Sears. George Bell, George Jorgen­ sen. Donna Goskowski. Marianne Fitzpatrick. Daryl Roberts. Top: Kitty Lynch, John Godowski. Joe Quinto. Charlie Mills. Frank Genus, Bill Durrua. Mike Makransky, John DeFillips, Kevin Bloodgood. Don Noe. Mark Kliztke, Phil Teeter. Glenn Skarzynski. Top: Saxophone section members practice under the direction of Mr. Brindza. Above: Brass members sight-read a new selection for an upcoming performance. Right: Saxophone player Steve Dauda mentally reviews the score preceding the Christmas concert.

The British Come to Sayreville

Top Left: In character. Bruce and John confer on the details of the plot. Top Right: During a final practice. Grace Karaffa perfects her role for opening night. Above Left: Tony Wendice reviews the plot against his wife to get it perfect to the last detail. Above: Sharing a social drink. Margot Wendice and Max Halliday remain unaware of her husband’s plans.

This year’s fall drama combined inexperience with enthusiasm, and the result was a well-pol­ ished production of Frederick Knotts' "Dial 'M' for Murder." The limited number of speaking roles did not permit Director Charles Cunliffe to utilize all of the available talent. He alleviated this problem by casting two actors in one role. The female lead was played by sophomores Grace Karaffa and Linda Marazzo on alternate nights. Likewise, the role of Max Halliday was played by juniors Jeff Sica and Glenn Skarzynski. Tony Wendice, the male lead, was portrayed by a newcomer to theatrical productions at SWMHS. John DeFilippis. Another rookie performer, Mark Scimeca. assumed the role of Inspector Hubbard. Veteran performers Bruce Mast, Adele Mongioi. and Jan Toscano rounded out the cast. Jan, the only senior in the cast, and Adele, also served as assistant directors. A unique part of the production was the use of British accents, which caused some grief and required much effort from the cast. Ultimately, the authentic accents created an air of reality that made “Dial ’M’ for Murder” a presentation among the best of recent offerings at Sayreville.

Top: With an expression of guilt and despair. Tony Wendice is apprehended by local bobby Albert Castagnetta. Center: Appearing in the Friday night performance. Jeff Sica takes pride in the role of Max Halliday. Above: Listening attentively to Tony Wendice. Captain Lesgate tries to picture himself carrying out the murder. Right: Inspector Hubbard pauses to make a connection between the facts and his own suspicions.


Students Promote Production

The theater-oriented club, Dramatis Personae, offered the students of SWMHS an opportunity to take part in activities related to theater and theater production. Though their efforts were mainly concentrated in fund-raising projects, they also enjoyed taking an active part in the dram atic productions throughout the year. Dramatis Personae handled the refreshments during the fall drama, “Dial M for Murder.” They also planned to initiate a large scale publicity cam­ paign for the spring endeavor, “Marne.” The mem­ bers also hoped to join with the mixed chorus in entertaining patients in nearby nursing homes. DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Top: Adele Mongioi, Sue Fuoti. Third Row: Mr. Cunliffe, Kathy Walsh. Lori Wisniewski, Judy Kennedy, Judy Kreseski. Lynne Kowzan, Karen McGuffy, Nancy Bayus. Second Row: Bruce Mast, Jeanne Cassidy, Pat Grau. Bottom: JoAnn Samuels, Kathy Jessen, Bill Certo, Steve Paul, Gina Guerrieri. Top Left: While Lori Wisniewski browses through a program, Angela Batista and George Karlowitz purchase tickets from Lynn Cowzan for "Dial ’M’ for Murder." Top: Members of Dra­ matis Personae listen attentively to a discussion of future plans. Above: Club officers Judie Kreseski, Adele Mongioi and Sue Fuoti respond to a member’s comment while advisor Charles Cunliffe looks on.

A Look Backstage

Top: Mrs. Todd, using her years of experience, adds the right touch of gray to Mark Scimeca. Top Right: Preparing for his performance, Bruce Mast used spirit gum to apply his moustache.

The British accent in the Fall Drama, “Dial ’M’ for Murder,” was only one of the aspects that made the actors believable. Another major factor was provided by the Paint and Powder Club, who applied the theatrical makeup to the performers. With guidance from advisor Mrs. Todd, members learned the techniques during a sixweek period. Try-outs were then held, and the selected members, the “New Brushes,” applied make-up to the cast of the drama. This makeup made such changes as the aging of face and hair colors, and hair styles for the actors. After par­ ticipating in the fall production, the members earned the title “Old Brushes.” Membership in Paint and Powder required patience and time. The “New Brushes” and “Old Brushes” experimented throughout the year with various types of makeup for each play, in order to achieve the best possible effects. Members also had to learn to cooperate with actors, directors, crew members, faculty, and each other. The members, who are so often for­ gotten about by the audiences, follow a tight schedule during the year. The club met every Monday night during rehearsals, and the last two weeks before a production they met six times a week.

PAINT-N-POWDER: Bottom: Lori Schmidt. Heidi Weshnak, Mary Beth Dodge. Top: Karen Wos, Darlene Satorski, Gail Gallagher, Mrs. Todd.


Stage Crew Raises the Curtain

Often when people see the Fall Drama or the Spring Musical, they only see the final product. Many times, only the people involved in the pro­ ductions are aware of the details that have made the production possible. Stage Crew was one group with a very important job: to see that the plays ran as smoothly as possible behind the scenes. With the help of Mr. Resh. the Stage Crew director, and Mr. Cunliffe, play director, the crew built and painted the set. They were also responsible for props, lighting, and special effects. Most impor­ tant. they were responsible for the rise and fall of the curtain. The important part they served in the plays is often forgotten about by the audience. However, they played one of the major roles in making the productions possible.

Top: Checking over last minute details for “ Dial \VT for Mur­ der" are assistant director Jan Toscano. Adele Mongioi. and Sue Fuoti. Top Right: Discussing small problems of the day. Nancy Edgington and Jeryl Oberlander puzzle out a solution. Above Right: Phyllis D'Addio communicates with the lighting section before the start of the drama.

STAGE CREW: Top: Jeanne Cassidy. Sue Fuoti. Leo Walsh. Mark Bender. Charlie Mills. Don Noe. Chip Wiggins. Second Row: Billy Certo. Dorie Nieves, Lori Wisniewski, Theresa Muller, Debbie Jackubowski, Barb McLoughlin. Terry Zamorski. Bolton: Karen McGuffy. Wendy Rosar. Patty Jackson, Nancy Edgington. Jeryl Oberlander, Debi Taormina. Natalie Donnelly.

"La Esperanza” Recognizing outstanding students in Spanish, “La Esperanza” was instituted at SWMHS during the 1976-77 school year. The plans for the society, however, had not begun until September, 1977. Students studying Spanish III, IV, or V were eli­ gible for membership if they maintained an A average through third marking period. The initiation, conducted in Spanish by the club officers, consisted of the oath of the society, the signing of the register, and receipt of the charter. The lighting of the candles symbolized the inspira­ tion toward high ideals. Candy sales were conducted to finance activities and a scholarship at graduation. The major activ­ ity of the society was the tutoring service at the junior high school for Spanish I and II. Instruction was provided in grammar and pronunciation by various members. The society also submitted original stories and poetry to “Albricias,” the Honor Society maga­ zine. All the news of the SWMHS chapter was also submitted by the club’s secretary, Marlene Flechner. In March, the society sponsored a team of five members from Spanish IV and V at the National Spanish Examination. The students competed for prizes and scholarships. Applications were also available to students for travel and college scholar­ ships. Recognizing outstanding students in Spanish, the Spanish Honor Society hopes to promote more fluency and competitiveness among the Spanish classes at the high school level.

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY: Bottom: Beth Newman, Donna Pacchioli, Jackie Saltzman, Allyn Zeisler. Second Row: Darleen Drake, Jeanne Cassidy, Yasmin Haque, Roseanne Dandola, Jackie Coughlin, Marianne Fitzpatrick, Steve Paul. Top: Miss C. Kwiatkowski, Jeff Rabat, Mitch Rusay, Lisa Martens, Kathy Russo, Cheryl Rovira, Barbara Sotile, Peggy Buchman, Kim Sciarillo, Cheryl Wishney. Top: The SHS joins together in a candlelight cer­ emony commemorating the induction of its charter members in 1977. Above Left: Members Peggy Buchman, Darleen Drake, and Barbara Sotile increase their knowledge of Spain. Above Right: To develop his background in Spanish, Mitch Rusay finds the school library a good resource. Right: Advisor Miss Kwiatkowski discusses with officers Jackie Coughlin, Roseanne Dandola and Yasmin Haque the requirements for admission into the society.

Festivals Galore French Club The goal of the 1977-78 French Club was to bet­ ter acquaint students of SWMHS with the culture and customs of the country. The members of the club prepared French foods and sang French carols at the annual Foreign Lan­ guage Festival held in December. Members enjoyed joining forces with the Spanish and French Clubs in making the festival a success. The club’s major fund-raising activity was the candy sale. This candy sale provided the money used to take their annual club trip to a French res­ taurant in New York City.

Spanish Club The 1977-78 school year brought new and inter­ esting activities to the Spanish Club. The activities of this unusually large group added greatly to the school spirit. Members wrote to Spanish pen pals, kept a scrapbook of the year’s events, and sponsored “El Dia de la Raza,” a Christopher Columbus Day party for the entire student body and faculty. The Spanish Club, in conjunction with the French and Germ an Clubs, also sponsored “Donation Day” at the A&P. This activity enabled the foreign language clubs to raise money. This year’s Spanish Club enabled students to enjoy their school life and also learn about Spanish culture.

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GERMAN CLUB: Bottom: Mrs. Hazners, Barbara Breese, Robin Collier, Grace Karaffa. Dennis Hahn, Tracey Skarzynski, Janise Meyertons. Top: Andy Brereion, Linda Burgermeister, Cindy Buyofski, Ed Yin, Mickey Van Fossen, Barbara Koch, Debbie Decker, Maureen Hamma, Bill Certo, Ken Moyle. Top Right: Leading off the entertainment at the Foreign Language Festival, Pat Grau gives her rendition of “O Holy Night.” Top Left: Aiding the Spanish Club with their festival contribution, Diane Van Woeart prepares a taco for a hungry student.

FRENCH CLUB: Bottom: Dot English, Lisa Hammer, Jackie Kaluzny, Linda Rogers, Karen McGuffey, Donna Mahn, Stephanie Maze, Paula Buczynski, Greg Devine. Second Row: Arline Nykvist, Michele Golla, Cindy Buyofski, Stephanie Orlowicz, Carol Martin, Stephanie Jones, Karen Businski, JoAnn Mulcahy, Pat Sears, Betty Ann English, Mrs. Parks. Top: Debbie Trickel, Sue Sweeney. Myma Schiller, Lynne Kowzan, Mike Henderson, Dan Luther, Scott Kominkiewicz, Adrienne McBride, Claudia Marchesani, Chris Tomkoski, Karen Jorgensen, Cindy Cutrona. Above: Miss Kwiatkowski and Joe McCoy smile with satisfaction at the large response from the student body at “El Dia de la Raza.”

German Club Donating their German background to the For­ eign Language Christmas Festival, this year’s Ger­ man Club enjoyed the final results of one of their major activities. The members, along with the other foreign language clubs, provided the singing, dancing, and refreshments for the afternoon. Through the year, the members welcomed prof­ its from their candy sales and “Donation Day.” The members enjoyed a fine German dinner at the Hofbrau House. Early in 1978, the club received a charter from the German National Honor Society. In the spring, the members of the club used the remaining money to go on a picnic. A $25 savings bond was also awarded at graduation to a student who displayed excellence in German.

SPANISH CLUB: Bottom: Chris Grossman. Karen Hunnemeder. Judy Kreseski. Diane Del Guercio. Debi Taoramina. Eileen McDaval. Map. Sears. Linda Rogers. Nina Olsvary. Gloria Soto. Latitia Jam s. Mary Ly nn Sollecito. Center. Mrs. Ludlow. Jody Mehl. Nancy Bayus. Judy Kryzkowski. Terry Zamorski. Adele Mongioi. Maria Vaccaro. Veronica Spolowitz. Adrienne McBride. Robin Thenen. Lynn Schwankert. Top: Joe McCoy. June Brodniak. Chnss Lapa. Nancy Jackowski. Lori Szatkowski. Diane Smierzynski. Judy Kennedy. Karen Telepan. Sue Brinkerhoff. Arline Nykvist. Debbie Colacichi. Lisa Jankech. Daryll Eck. Karen Colacichi. Mary Tauber. Dot Holliday. Sandy Forster. Liz Parkinson. Margaret Franey. Lisa Toth. Michele Szawaryn. Robin Stacy.

Top Left: Participants at the Foreign Language Festival enjoyed sampling a variety of foreign foods. Above Left: Several teachers took advantage of the opportunity to try a variety of foreign dishes. Top: While discussing plans for their Spring picnic. German Club members gather around Mrs. Hazner’s desk. Above: During a French Club Meeting. Scott Kominkiewicz. Stephanie Jones and Ly nne Kowzan read a dialogue for the other members. 71

Seniors elected in Junior year: Bottom: Pal Sears. Lillian Sadowski. Jody Mehl. Debi Grandinetti. Yasmin Haque. Judie Kreseski. Second Row Stephanie Orlowicz. Donna Smith. Michelle Czachur. Mary Betzler. Lisa Martens. Nancy Billington. Mary Amelia. Third Row. Jay DeWorth. Roseanne Dandola. Nancy Yuhas. Peggy Buchman. Beth Callahan. Phyllis D'Addio. Gayle Grankowski. Vicki Milana. Top: Rich Hammer. John Syslo. John Dreyfuss. Vin Pomparelli. Joe Desfosse. Dave Kirk. John Samuel. Phil Teeter. Top Left. With a feeling of pride. Jody Mehl explains her thoughts on scholarship, a necessary quality for membership in N.H.S. Above Left: Just prior to the induction. Vice-President Debi Grandinetti and Trea­ surer Yasmin Haque aid Miss Sowa in setting up the candles. Left: Completing the traditional candlelighting ceremony. Yasmin Haque lights the candle of character. Top: After expressing her thoughts on leadership, secretary Lillian Sadowski. lights the final candle. Above: While N.H.S. members look on. President Jody Mehl lights the first candle symbolizing scholarship.

A Glowing Evening Election into the National Honor Society comes only after much hard work and dedication in school and out of school. Prospective members include juniors and seniors, who in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrate the qualities of character, service, leadership and scholarship. Junior mem­ bers are confined to the top 10% of their class, while seniors are required to be in the top 15%. This year’s induction, held on March 15, included the traditional candle lighting ceremony, during which all new members were presented with the gold N.H.S. pin. The original oath of the National Honor society was also stated. The eve­ ning’s entertainment was provided by Adele Mongioi, accompanied by Dennis Nowak on the piano. Though it is felt by many people that the Honor Scoiety is not a very active organization, N.H.S. advisor. Miss Sowa, explained that all of the mem­ bers are busy in many other extra curricular activi­ ties. This involvement is a quality of all N.H.S. members. Candy sales were held during the year to pro­ vide money to award a scholarship at graduation. Some of the members also planned to assist Handin-Hand by donating many baked goods for the special occasion. These goods were prepared by various members after school. The honor of being chosen as a member of the National Honor Society is one which many high school students devote so much time toward their studies and activities for.

Seniors elected in Senior Year: Botlom: Mitch Rusay, Wendy Ambrose, Marty Conroy, Jane Kuczynski. Second Row: Allyn Zeisler, Marlene Flechner, Alene Minchew, Sue DeMayo. Top: Natalie Donnelly, Paula Buczynski, Laura Carr.

Top: With anxiety and solemnity clearly expressed in the light of the candle, Natalie Don­ nelly, Sue DeMayo, and Paula Buczynski take part in the induction ceremony. Above: Expressing their desires to belong to the National Honor Society, members repeat the N.H.S. oath.


Unlike the other career-oriented clubs, the Dis­ tributive Education Club of America trained stu­ dents in the marketing field. DECA is also cen­ tered around employment, and, because the mem­ bers began working after fifth period, meetings were conducted during class. Members of the club were employed in such areas as retailing, stock, sales, and banking. Through membership in the Distributive Ed. Club, students became familiar with the various aspects of display and the use of a cash register. All of the members had the chance to create their own display in the back of Mr. Schmeyer’s class. In May, a dinner was held for students and their employers. This was SWMHS’s way of saying thank-you to the employers for cooperating with the DECA program. At the dinner, a savings bond was awarded to a student who displayed efficiency in school and on the job.

DECA: Bottom: Carol Bringhurst, Patty Williams, Lori Joachim, Steve Feeley, Dennis Luciano. Second Row: Terry Walters, Anne Kelly, Gina Eckstrom, Michele Castrorao, Phyllis D’Addio, Ron Fox, John Fitzgerald. Third Row: Mr. Schmeyer, Dorie Nieves, Denise Kubak, Jackie Soika, Nancy Siamiak, Patty Donlon. Fourth Row: Don Heimall, Doug Chance, Dennis McGuire, Don Kibbler, Craig Lehocky, Jim Parse. Top: The officers of DECA find something humorous in business. Center: To add finishing touches to a bulletin, Ron Fox scrapes off excess snow, Left: Nancy Siamiak demonstrates to Michele Castrorao, and Phyllis D’Addio the purpose of the various cash register keys.

Clerical Office Education Hoping to bring the senior Clerical Office Edu­ cation and Secretarial Office Practice classes together, the Co-op Club was initiated this year under the guidance of advisors Mrs. Dulemba and Mrs. Halenar. In an effort to work around the job schedules of its members, the club began meeting during fifth period. The 50 members went to work selling candy in order to pay for the annual banquet given for the members and their employers. As part of the program, the students began work after fifth period in large companies, hospitals, and private businesses. The employers were awarded certificates of appreciation at the banquet. The students were also awarded certificates, as well as experience and their paychecks during the year. The success of this program and the club was attributed to the positive responses from the employers.

Future Business Leaders Under the helpful guidance of advisor Miss Turowski. the officers of the Future Business Leaders of America ran weekly meetings accord­ ing to parliamentary procedures, and discussed committee reports as well as club matters. Mem­ bers of this club tested their business skills by com­ peting in the F.B.L.A. Regional Business Contests. At Christmas time, members presented the resi­ dents of the Oak View Nursing Flome with gifts and entertainment. March 27 was designated as Career Day for the club. Participants spent the day visiting area offices, and had the opportunity to experience the daily routines of secretarial work.

CO-OP: Bottom: Gayle Grankowski, Shirley Wojcik. Jody Mehl. Pat Nerbetski, Michele Maserik, Pat O’Brien. Second Row: Mrs. Dulemba. Mrs. Hale­ nar, Laura Anderson. Patty Kohrmann, Carol Izworski, Mary Ann Nowicki. Marta Martin, Janet Seaman, Laura Carr. Third Row: Kathie Jones, Anita Shorosky, Cindy Kosmoski, Arlene Drwal, JoAnn Poweski. Marilyn Turner, Karen DeVoe. Top: Anne Kelly, Diane Garnett. Lois Balon. Diane Bechtle. Lori Nahai, Pat Moore. Chris Herman. Mary Ann Oktrowski, Todd Regelski, Donna Stawinski, Lillian Sadowski. Sandy Merlo.

FBLA: Bottom: Cindy Izworski, Judy Amato. Center: Miss Turowski, Dot English. JoAnn Pondo. Mary Ann Ziemba, Fran Castronava. Top: Betty English, Jackie Pagluico. Top Left: In an effort to raise money for FBLA, Cindy Izworski gladly makes change for Mary Jany Briody. Center: FBLA members sort out candy to be sold during the month of February. Top Right: Mary Ann Ziemba and Miss Turowski discuss plans for Career Day prior to a weekly meeting.


Future Secretaries As one of the largest future career clubs. Future Secretaries of America familiarizes its members with various secretarial duties. Guest speakers were often invited to address members at monthly meetings. Two such speakers. Mrs. Denise Car­ bone and Miss Mary Ellen Roche, discussed such topics as available openings in specific job areas and preparation for a first job. The group attended a series of seminars at the Ramada Inn. At the April 24 seminar, members presented a skit enti­ tled. “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Boss.” These meet­ ings were conducted by secretaries, and gave members the chance to get first-hand information about work conditions.

Chess Club The main goal of the 1977-78 Chess Club was to raise enough money for the purchase of a chess computer. This computer would record any moves made in a game, enabling the player to better understand his moves and mistakes. The Chess Club helped students learn the strat­ egy. tactics and concentration of the game. Throughout the year, members practiced and became familiar with each other’s diverse techni­ ques. The club sold candy during the year in order to buy prizes for the chess tournament held in April.

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Top: FSA members Carol Gaul and Betty Ann Wolf practice their business skills. CHESS CLUB: Bottom: Billy Certo. Arline Nykvist, Cheryl Rovira. Phil DeSpirito. Dave Singer. Jeff Miller. Center: Nancy Bayus. Karen DiBenedetto. Jamie Heims. Bob Rolzhausen. Rich Ferenci. Keith Antonides. Mr. Cunliffe. Top: Bob Rohlhausen. FSA: Judy Amato. Mrs. Barnard. Laura Shabatun. Barbara Sotile. Carol Gaul. Lisa Hammer, Gerri Zuccaro, Mary Ann Kierst. Kathy Quigley. Sue Poweski. Betty Ann Wolf. Linda Hammer. Mary Ann Ziemba. Chris Jourdan, Cindy Izworski, Joyce Roman. Lori Schmidt.

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Future Nurses Although in their first year in existence, the Future Nurses of America became very popular and successful. By attending bi-monthly meetings, the FNA learned more about their future career through informative speakers and films. A speaker from St. Peter’s School of Nursing gave a lecture about the degrees available in nursing at their school. The future nurses were also offered a tour at St. Peter’s School of Nursing. Most members also gained knowledge by working at local hospi­ tals as volunteers. The club was proud of its members who received pins and certificates through their volun­ teer hours. The FNA also conducted cake and candy sales which were very successful. The profits from these sales were used for nursing scholarships. The members also made gifts for children in local hos­ pitals and sent get well cards to bedside students.

Future Teachers With the number of job openings in the teaching field rapidly diminishing it has become necessary for the student interested in teaching to develop the motivation needed to become successful. The Future Teachers of America Club gave its mem­ bers a chance to test this ambition by giving them the opportunity to work in a classroom situation. This was achieved through tutoring in local ele­ mentary schools. Monthly meetings enabled members to share, discuss, and solve tutoring problems they faced. A scholarship was awarded at graduation as an incentive to an active member to continue to strive towards their goal.

F.N.A.: Bottom: Mary Heussner. Mary Jane Briody. Teri Kraivec, Karen Brent. Top: Mrs. Albanir. Wendy Ambrose. Betty Ann English, Dot English. Lisa Jankech. Mary Odolecki. Debbie Davis.

F.T.A.: Bottom: Robin Armus, Pat Sears. Alice Coakley. Second Row: Jamie Heims. Joanne Szczepanik, Mary Sears. John Barbella, Mrs. Coppinger. Top: Dot Holliday. Audrey Karmin. Debbie Colacichi, Donna Gizzi.

Top: Practicing her future teaching skills. Jamie Heims discusses some careers in teaching with her ''class." Center: While paging through a health career book, members of F.N.A. find a page amusing. 77

Library Council Every day throughout the year, members of the Library Council could be found assisting Mrs. Simko in the library during homeroom and during any free time they had during the day. The mem­ bers, who all happen to have been girls, helped with the daily library duties, such as replacing books and finding magazines in the resource room. Other members added their artistic touches by decorating the bulletin boards or putting up the monthly calendar. Though activities were minimal this year, the Library Council did sponsor candy sales and bake sales. The proceeds from the fund-raisers were used for the Broadway play the members saw in May.

Above: Along with their everyday librarian duties. Sue Kwiatkowski and Sue Eisenburger are also responsible for decorating the library. Top Right: Working after school. Mary Ann Ziemba, Eileen Goldkopf, and Laurie Lasky. return all the books to their proper shelves. Above Right: During their study halls, Karen Hudak. Peggy Neilson, and Marilyn Ghigliotti refile magazines in the resource room. 78

LIBRARY COUNCIL: Bottom: Joanne Szozepanik, Kathy Walsh, Sue Eisenberger, Sue Kwiatkowski, Mary Anne Ziemba, Kathy Fazekas, Laurie Lasky. Top: Mrs. Simko, Marilyn Ghi­ gliotti, Shelly Pickus, Sue Firestine, Ilene Goldkopf, Diane Smierznski, Karen Edgington, Betty Wolf, Karen Hudak. Peggy Neilson, Pat Reese.

Resuci-Annie Aids Members Rosalyn Carter wasn’t the only American to give Resuci-Annie a bear hug this year. At the biology club’s request, four members of the Morgan Rescue Squad held a seminar in the high school’s cafeteria during the latter part of November. Giving their audience updated inform­ ation on the most modem first aid techniques, they used Resuci-Annie extensively during the demon­ stration. The seminar, which touched upon every­ thing from choking to cardiac arrest, was open to all faculty members and students. Club advisor Mrs. Romano was as impressed as the club officers. “ It worked out really well,” remarked President Deb Grandinetti. “We dis­ cussed the idea as a possibility during one of the meetings. But it was Cathy deVries and Debbie Trickle who suggested the speaker. They took care of contacting them and setting up the date. They both deserve a lot of credit for its success.” Using the proceeds from a Halloween Bake Sale, the Biology Club expressed gratitude in the form of a $25 donation to the Morgan Rescue Squad. The bake sale itself was novel, featuring a few “all natural” baked goods as a nutritious alter­ native. The response was fairly good, Secretary Yasmin Haque felt, but, “it could have used more publicity” to make more students aware of it. The pre-Christmas season was especially busy. Treasurer Alene Minchew, Vice-President Donna Smith, and members Peg Buchman and Robin Patella gave the most enthusiastic support to the club’s candy drive, the proceeds of which go into the Biology club’s $100 scholarship fund. The con­ struction of the traditional wreath followed, taking place during the December meeting. Biology club members also maintained a “sci­ ence in the news” bulletin board which was kept up to date and enjoyed a paper recycling demon­ stration given by Janise Meyertons. AMIVKJ: ■SHOULDf

BIOLOGY CLUB: Bottom: Beth Newman. Alene Minchew, Donna Smith, Deb Grandinetti, Mrs. Romano. Second Row: Nina Worobey. Janise Meyertons. Robin Patella. Peggy Buchman. Debbie Trickel. Top: Tom Simanek. JoAnn Samuels. Debbie Golaszewski. Cathy DeVries. Cheryl Rovira. Sue Sweeney. Top: The Heimlich maneuver is demonstrated by members of the Morgan First Aid Squad at a seminar presented by the Biology Club. Above: Peggy Buchman looks on as Robin Patella smoothes the paper and Debbie Golaszewski gives it a dean edge. Right: Adding water to get the right consistency. Janice Meyertons and Stephenie Jones prepare to recycle


Aluminum for Recycling Although the interest in ecology has leveled off since the 1960’s, a few Sayreville students, mem­ bers of the high schools’s Ecology Club, have maintained a strong interest in the environment. Especially concerned with the scarcity of resources, the club’s major effort went towards the collection of aluminum for recycling. Ecology Club members, disturbed by the apath­ etic attitude of the student body, decided to create a display. Designed to promote student interest in ecology, the educational display was showcased during the month of April. Preparations for the annual Spring Art Fair also began in April. Club members cultivated seedlings and prepared macrame plant hangers for sale at the fair. The proceeds from this sale, and from various other fund-raisers that took place during the year financed the Ecology Club’s field trip. They visited Duke Gardens, a well-known attraction in Somer­ ville, New Jersey.

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ECOLOGY CLUB: Mrs. Mackin, Fred Leppig, Tom Simanek, Alice Coakley, Pat Sears, Lisa Martens, Sheila Wlodarczyk, Carolyn Donnamaria. Top: While other members gathered snow for an environmental experiment, Sheila Wlo­ darczyk, Alice Coakley, and Fred Leppig take time out for a snowball fight. Center: Ecol­ ogy Club President, Lisa Martens works on plans for the future.

Working together with Mrs. Mackin, Darleen Drake begins to tie up the cans collected by the Ecology Club.

Math Club Revived — Better Than Ever Dropped four or five years ago due to lack of student interest, the Math Club was revived this year largely through the efforts of advisor Barbara Kolojay. According to club President, Arline Nykvist, the idea met with a lot of student enthusi­ asm. The club boasted a membership of 25 stu­ dents, with approximately 18 considered active members. Meeting at least twice monthly, the group devoted some of that time to going over math stra­ tegies. Once a month, club members competed with students from other schools on both the county and state levels. The tests were mailed to all participating schools, Ms. Kolojay said, and explained that all proctors were “on an honor sys­ tem” not to assist students in any way. Three SWMHS juniors, Dennis Nowak, John Klein, and Arline Nykvist, consistently achieved high scores. Independent of the club, Jack Godowski, Judie Kreseski, and Don Noe participated in a math competition held for seniors at Paterson College. Although they did not place, they enjoyed the experience and felt it was worthwhile. Apparently, the time was right for Ms. Kolojay to see the need for this club, and to make this revision.

MATH CLUB: Top: Ms. Kolojay. John Klein, Dennis Hahn, Rich Ferenci, Phil DeSpirilo, Pam Sadowski, Debbie Decker, Nina Worobey, Paula Buczynski, Judie Kreseski. Bottom: Nancy Edgington. Karen DiBenedetto, John Godowski, Arline Nykvist, Linda Burgermeister, Natalie Donnelly.

Top Left: Paula Buczynski anxiously awaits John Godowski’s proof in order to determine her final score. Above Left: Math Club members Phil DeSpirito. Rich Ferenci, Dennis Hahn, Nancy Edgington. and Linda Burgermeister work together to find the solution to a difficult problem. Above: During a meeting. Debbie Decker and Nina Worobey seek assist­ ance from Miss Kolojay.


It is through the variety of athletic programs available at SWMHS that the students grow and mature, as they experience the victory and defeat of their team. Students’ participation enables them to learn the value of good sportsmanship toward their own teammates as well as others. A combination of skill, talent and consistent practice are woven together to develop the student into an experienced, well-balanced athlete. Sports offers all players the chance to express themselves in a unique, personal way. Whether superstars or just members of the team, they play a vital part in the formation and success of the group. Unfortunately, the spectators only see the final result of many months of hard practice. The play­ ers and runners themselves must take the pain with the glory, and somehow make it all worthwhile. They have to set goals for themselves, as well as for their team, and work to achieve and excel beyond them.

Athletics 83


0 J5 0 7 7 7 0 0 0

East Brunswick Perth Amboy Cedar Ridge Madison Twp. JP Stevens South River JF Kennedy Edison Carteret

35 18 13 27 47 51 42 22 13

Final Record 0-9


Top: Quarterback Kevin Shanley drops back to throw a long bomb. Top Right: Receiving the kickoff. Rich Simnor hesitates as his teammates prepare to block. Above Right: After receiving the hand off, John Fitzgerald dodges his opponents to gain yardage.

VARSITY FOOTBALL — Bottom: John DeMild, John Dekanski, John Dreyfuss, Dave Kirk, Dean Unkel, Steve Smierzynski, Scott Kominkiewicz, Andy Sabine, Rocco O’Antuono. Second Row: Bob Cuomo, John Mytnik. Rich Nicorvo, Bob Tkatch, Tom O’Leary, George Gulick. Rich Simnor, Brian Tkatch, Coach Larry Flelwig. Third Row: Head Coach Hank Krupinski, John Sislo, Ed Weber, Gary Krolik, Eugene Hauber, John Deryn. Bob Holmes, John Coyle, Mark Jones, Jim Fitzgerald, Coach Steve Bandola. Fourth Row: Joe Antone, Dennis McGuire, Rich McNerny, Jim Weber, Jeff Kosobucki, Bob Brand, John Fitzgerald, John Devlin. Top: Kevin Shanley, Steve Pelszynski, Bill Wrubel, Vin Servido, Ted Zentek, Ken Spiecker. Above Right: Coach Hank Kru­ pinski.

Season Ends in Controversy Disappointm ent, anguish, and frustration played a major part in the Varsity Football season. Though the individual players were good, the team only managed to record a 0-9 log. Led by team captains Dennis McGuire. Ed Weber and Steve Pelszynski, the team struggled throughout the season to overcome the opposing forces. Underclassmen also proved to be a major part of the team. Juniors Vin Servedio and Gary Krolik, and sophomores Kevin Shanley and Steve Condoracci, all added their skill to the team. Gary Krolik was marked as “the best all-around line­ man” by Coach Krupinski. Injuries also played their part in the discourag­ ing season. Both John Pitti and Steve Condoracci were out for a good part of the season due to knee injuries. *




A great, yet brief controversy erupted as a result of the losing season. In November some commu­ nity members began to question the 12:09 dis­ missal for seniors. The opportunity to leave school early and secure after school jobs was thought to be interferring with the number of boys trying out for the team. An open board of education meeting was held on December 7 and all opinions were voiced. After open debate, those in attendance left the meeting feeling relatively sure that the 12:09 dismissal would continue

Top Left: Bob Brand accurately punts the ball away from a South River oppo­ nent. Above Left: In an effort to gain yardage, A. Jay Sabine changes direc­ tion. Left: After receiving a pass, Vin Servedio gains more yardage toward the touchdown. Above: Gary Krolik takes a breather in between plays. g-

Inexperience Dampens Season

Winding up the season with a 1-4-0 log, Coach Helwig, the JV Football coach feels the season was a success because, “Everyone got to play.” He also stated, “Defense was one of our stronger points.” Defensively the squad relied on junior tackle Mark Jones, and a good linebacking job from jun­ ior John DeMild. The offense was led by junior quarterback Jim Weber and sophomore running back A. Jay Sabine, who gained the most yardage for the JV team. At left and right tackles were jun­ iors George Gulick and Bob Cuomo who did an impressive job all season long. Posting the only win among all three football teams, the JV’s were rained out on four dates, pre­ venting them from improving their record.



6 6 6 8 0 Final

East Brunswick 12 Cedar Ridge 0 Madison Central 14 JF Kennedy 21 Carteret 16 Record 1-4

Top Right: Getting ready for the snap, JV quarterback Jim Weber calls the play. Above Right: Darting his opponents, A. Jay Sabine tries to complete a first down. Above Far Right: While intercepting a pass. Jim Fitzger­ ald gives the Bombers another chance for a touchdown.

JV FOOTBALL — Bottom: A. Jay Sabine, Steve Smierzynski, Coach Larry Helwig. Coach Steve Bandola. Bob Flanagan. Jim Fitzgerald. Second Row: John DeMild, Jim Weber. George Gulick. Bill Wrubel, Scott Kominkiewicz. Top: Bob Cuomo. Tom O'Leary. Mark Jones, John Devlin, Brian Tkatch, George Totin. Eugene Hauber.

Sophs Gain Varsity Experience Take a look at the 0-6 record of the Sophomore Football Team and it comes out unsuccessful. But take into consideration the fact that five sopho­ mores moved up to Varsity level, and although no games were won, most players gained experience playing offensive and/or defensive positions, and the statistics gain a new perspective. Mark Ryan, the team’s captain, who played both the noseguard and linebacker positions, “was a key blocker and one of the best linemen on the' sophomore team,” Coach Wallace commented. Ryan led the team in tackles, averaging six per game and consistently harrassed the opposing quarterback and halfbacks. An example of the team’s determination was evident in a bout with a tough Colonia team. Trail­ ing by three touchdowns at the half, the sopho­ mores fought hard to catch up, but to no avail. They were defeated by a score of 33-16. Although the team posted no wins, they showed growing improvement and new hope for the JV and Varsity teams.


0 0 0 0 16 0

Perth Amboy JP Stevens Piscataway East Brunswick Colonia JF Kennedy

36 25 40 18 33 23

Final Record 0-6

SOPHOMORE FOOTBALL — Bottom: Mark Powell, Mike McKeon, Jeff Jedrusiak, Mark Ryan, Dale Buchberger, Danny Badea, Jim Hauser. Top: Joe Cipriano, Leo Walsh, Vinnie Schicchi, Mike Vaccaro, Frank Red­ ding, Coach Larry Wallace.

Top Left: Mark Ryan and Dale Buchberger contemplate on their next strategy. Above Far Left: In perfect formation. Dale Buchberger prepares for a kick-off punt. Above Left: Sophomore Glenn Soika successfully catches a pass to score a touchdown.



13th 35 20 15 8th 41 29 10th 41 39 21 21 18 43 15 14th


30 16th

Edison Invt. Colonia Perth Amboy South River Shore Invt. JP Stevens Cedar Ridge Bernard’s Invt. East Brunswick JF Kennedy New Brunswick Highland Park Carteret Edison S.A. St. Mary’s County Championship Madison Central State Sectional

21 40 46 15 26 17 17 36 34 43 16 45 23

Final Record 6-7

Above: Determined to gain a record breaking time, Garry Wolf and John Koblos concentrate on completing a rough course. Above Right: Senior Tom Barbieri increases his pace to broaden his lead. 88

As he sprints the last stretch of the course, junior Eric Veit feels satisfied about the race he has just run.

Top: Coach Lou Carcich. Above: Endurance and strength show on the face of Harry McGowan as he nears the finish line.

Veit Sets School Record Injuries proved to be the major factor in deter­ mining the outcome of the Boys’ Cross Country season. “The injuries cut into the squad's depth,” stated Coach Carcich, “and, therefore, did not allow the team to run up to full potential.” The team ended their season with a discouraging 6-7 record. Setting the pace for this year’s team was junior Eric Veit, who suffered most of the season with a pulled hamstring muscle. Eric placed 18th in the Edison Invitational and, in addition, holds the school record for the home course with a time of 16 minutes, 33 seconds. Senior Tom Barbieri and sophomore Mike Bea­ trice alternately substituted for Dan Luther, who was out part of the season due to a knee strain. Coach Carcich feels that his young team gained valuable experience needed for success in future seasons.

Top Left: Overcome with exhaustion John Klein finds a secluded spot where he can catch his breath. Above Left: BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY — Bottom: Harry McGowan, John Klein, Gary Wolf, Mike Beatrice. Top: Eric Veit, Dan Luther, Tom Barbieri, Charlie Klauder, John Koblos. Left: Anticipating the sound of the gun, the runners concentrate on the course ahead. Above: Junior Charlie Klauder watches as his teammates complete the last leg of the race.

Runner and Coach Win Top Honors


15 19 21 23 2nd 5th


26 23 15 16 6th


2nd 3rd



Woodbridge Colonia Perth Amboy Cedar Ridge Spotswood Bernard’s Invitational East Brunswick JF Kennedy New Brunswick Carteret Ridgewood Invitational County Meet Central Jersey Group 4 State Group 4

45 39 36 34

29 32 50 47

Final Record 8-0


Top: Setting the pace for the team, Mary Jane Briody and Karen Brent lead the way. Above Right: At the end of a rough course, Mary Heussner heads for the finish line. Top Right: Looking with uncertainty, Madelyn Noe anticipates a close finish.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY — Bottom: Coach Bob Piotrowski, Mary Jane Briody, Madelyn Noe, Michelle Petrozzi, Terry Petrozzi. Second Row: Jeanne Cassidy, Karen Brent, Tracy Tierney, Pam Lichtenstein, Cheryl Nelson, Elise Green. Top: Ellen Briody, Amy Brent, Mary Heuss­ ner, Kathy Russo, Lisa Cypra, Justine Fuller.

Top: Coach Bob Piotrow ski. Above: Top JV runner Pam Lichtenstein competes against a tough course.

First Year Team Undefeated Tension was mounting. Sayreville runners took their place along side undefeated opponents J.F.K. and East Brunswick, well aware that this meet would knock two of the teams off the top of the heap. Determined to survive as the # I team, the runners knew with competition this fierce, just one teammate or one bad break could be the deciding factor. Then, shortly after the gun sounded, it hap­ pened. Freshman Ellen Briody. the team's third best runner, was knocked to the ground and una­ ble to finish the race. The accident looked as if it would cost Sayreville the meet, yet the first year squad refused to let up, their determination driv­ ing them past top notch opponents. Eighteen min­ utes, fifty-five seconds after the sound of the gun, Mary Jane Briody crossed the finish line. Minutes later, Sayreville deservedly emerged as the winner, defeating East Brunswick 26-29 and J.F.K. 23-32. It was this combination of talent and aggressive­ ness that overcame the obstacles usually faced by a first year team. The 8-0 record, a rare accom­ plishment for a first year team, should also be credited to outstanding juniors Karen Brent, Kathy Russo, Mary Fleussner and Madelyn Noe, who consistently placed second for Sayreville. Working with the Boys' team last year gave the girls immeasurable experience, which they took one step further to achieve their perfect season. Their efforts eventually earned them a 2nd place in the County, and a 3rd place in the Central Jer­ sey Group 4 meet. The highlight of the season was the success that Mary Jane Briody enjoyed as she placed 1st in 7 out of 8 dual meets. Fler outstanding performance led to an invitation to compete in the A.A.U. meet held in California on November 26, and her being named to the All County Cross Country Team. An additional honor came to Coach Robert Piotrowski when he was named Coach of the Year by the Middlesex County Coaches Association. Top Left: Joining forces to defeat the opposing team. Amy Brent and Pam Lichtenstein strive for record-breaking times. Above Left: The determination of the Girls' Cross Country team is evident even before the sound of the gun. Left: With a burst of energy, Kathy Russo crosses the finish line.



4 3 2 0 5 3 5 2 3 2 3 5 3 4 4 3


4 1


5 3 4


2 2


3 4 3 2 2

Perth Amboy Cedar Ridge JF Kennedy North Brunswick Carteret Edison South River East Brunswick JP Stevens Woodbridge Colonia Perth Amboy S.A. St. Mary’s Madison Central Cedar Ridge Hunterdon Central (States) Madison Central Middletown North (States) Edison South River East Brunswick (County) Woodbridge JP Stevens (County) JF Kennedy Carteret East Brunswick Colonia JP Stevens

Final Record 19-9


Top: With style and grace, Beth Newman perfects her backhand while Dawn Sutter and Jackie Saltzman proceed to their own match. Top Right: Dawn Locklin returns a tough volley.

Junior Team captain Karen Frezzi shows what it takes to be a good 2nd singles player,

Top: Coach Sue Maurer. Above: Concentrating on her forehand, Chris Silletti completes the volley.

Veterans Lead Team to MCAC Tourney “Excellent” was the word Coach Susan Maurer used to describe the Girls’ Tennis season. The success of the season was a result of the tal­ ent and experience of each player on the team. Under the leadership of team captain, junior Karen Frezzi, playing 2nd singles, the team proved its ability by ending the season with a 19-9 record. Three year veteran, senior Sue Eisenberger dis­ played her talent and skill again this year, playing 1st singles and accumulating a personal season record of 15-11. Karen and Sue were joined by juniors Mary Lynn Sollecito, Beth Newman and Debbie Man­ ned playing 3rd singles and 1st doubles respec­ tively and junior Sue Zabicki and sophomore Kathy Romer playing 2nd doubles to complete the starting line-up. The team marked the win against undefeated J.P. Stevens as the key match of the season, defeat­ ing them 3-2, They proceeded to achieve a spot in the list of teams competing for the MCAC title, but were ironically defeated by J.P. Stevens by a score of 3-2.

Top Left: Perfecting her forehand, Jackie Saltzman hits the ball to her oppo­ nent. Above Left: VARSITY TENNIS TEAM — Bottom: Kathy Romer, Mary Lynn Sollecito, Karyn Frezzi, Dawn Sutter. Top: Coach Sue Maurer, Chris Silletti, Debbie Mannell, Dawn Locklin, Jackie Saltzman, Sue Eisen­ berger, Sue Zabicki, Beth Newman, Judy Kennedy, Lori Mehl. Left: Unsure at first, Mary Lynn Sollecito successfully completes her forehand swing. Above: With an intense expression, Sue Eisenberger returns her opponent's volley. 93

Boys’ Gymnastics 63.9


69.2 70.6 76.35 72.95 76.95 77.7





6 8 .6

Raritan Franklin Madison Wall Twp. Monmouth Columbia Cedar Ridge Middletown No. East Brunswick Hunterdon Central

103.0 62.0 76.35 1 0 0 .0

81.33 98.45 73.1 75.1 114.0 96.85

Final Record 4-6

Top: Putting his faith in Mark Humphrey to help him if necessary, Derryl Jarvis completes a difficult vault. Top Right: Pausing in a front support Joe Weimer prepares to enter into his next maneuver. Above Right: During a daily practice, Brian Moran strains to perfect a new move.

BOYS’ GYMNASTICS — Bottom: Randy Ciprich, Tony Wimmer, Brian Moran, Mike Mosakowski. Top: Coach Hefelfinger, Denise Parisio, Dave Appel, Pat Ryan, Chris Sylvester, Mike Humphrey, Derryl Jarvis, Jim Cassidy, Brian Teeter, Rich Plewa.

Top: Coach Hefelfinger. Above: In preparation for the next d ay ’s meet, Brian Teeter adds a scissor on the sidehorse to his routine.

Season Provides Experience When evaluating the Boys’ Gymnastics team, Mr. Hefelfinger looked at more than the outcome of each meet. "Although the team was comprised mostly of sophomores and juniors, we won more meets than we had expected.” Mark Humphrey and Derryl Jarvis were this year’s senior captains. They each performed well throughout the season and qualified for Sectional Competition. The team also received support from its third senior, Gary George, on the parallel bars. Joining Humphrey and Jarvis in Sectional Com­ petition were junior, Brian Moran and sophomore, Pat Ryan. The losing season of 4-6 proved successful because of the additional experience each team member gained for future seasons.

Top Left: With the case of an experienced gymnast, Mark Humphrey pre­ pares his dismount. Above Left: Warming up before a meet, senior Gary George perfects his routine on the parallel bars. Left: By chalking their hands. Randy Ciprich and Jim Cassidy gain better grips on their apparatus. Above: Glenn Farfel spots Randy Ciprich in his final warmup before a meet. 95

Girls’ Gymnastics SWMHS



60.15 65.00


72.85r 65.75r 71.45


71.15 63.00 70.80 69.55

Highland Park Edison Madison Central Raritan St. Pius Cedar Ridge St. Mary’s East Brunswick J.P. Stevens Carteret

73.30 59.55 78.25 65.80 46.50 78.95 57.905 92.20 75.80 80.15

Final Record 4-6

Top: With the experience of a 2 year veteran, Amy Nesterwicz shows the proper form to execute a roundoff. Top Right: Janise Meyertons prepares to do a front walkover on the balance beam.

In preparation for her dismount. Sue Osnato pauses a moment in her routine.

Above Right: Coach Linda Rudge. Above: With much elegance, Car­ ole Neidermeyer perfects her rou­ tine on the balance beam.

Performance Reflects Experience Although the Girls’ Gymnastics Team finished with a discouraging 4-6 record, each girl still dis­ played to her fans the talent and gracefulness needed to be a member of the team. Through the coaching of Ms. Linda Rudge. the girls posted wins over Edison, Raritan, St. Pius and St. Mary’s, and achieved 6th place in the County Championships. Returning letter winner, senior Sue Osnato was an asset to the team. Her experience was reflected through polished performances given throughout the season. “The year’s experience should help quite a bit toward a winning season next year.” commented Coach Rudge. “The girls learned a great deal about gymnastics and teamwork.”

Top Left: With style and grace. Brenda Tomkowski executes a perfect vault. GIRLS GYMNASTICS — Bottom: Donna Schneider, Lisa Organus, Donna Rytel. Brenda Tomkowski, Debbie Richel. Janise Meyertons, Denise McGrath. Top: Lori Rosenkopf, Clair Farrell. Amy Nesterwitz. Sue Osnato. Carol Neidermeyer, Donna Miara. Lynn Arkas, Coach Rudge. Above Right: Prior to a home meet. Denise McGrath secures a piece of equipment to the floor. Left: Donna Miara gains the strength needed to successfully complete a back handspring. Above: Donna Schneider simulates a routine she plans to use on the balance beam. 97



5 1 0 1 1 2 1 2

5 0

3 0 1

3 3

Edison St. Mary’s JP Stevens South River Perth Amboy Madison Cedar Ridge East Brunswick Kennedy New Brunswick Carteret Hoffman Colonia E. Brunswick Vo-Tech Woodbridge Matawan

Final Record 4-12


Top: Keith Gilde finds the extra strength needed to strip his opponent of the ball. Top Right: Phil Sowinski persues an opponent downfield.

Displaying the form of a 3 year varsity player, Lou Acero kicks a corner kick.

Top: Coach Bill Doll. Above: Neil Trainer prevents his Perth Amboy opponent from passing the ball.

Kreiger Ties School Assist Record After a long and tough season the varsity soccer team ended its 1977 campaign with a 4-12-0 log. Only four varsity letter winners returned from the 1976 team, senior co-captains Keith Gilde and Glenn Kreiger, Lou Acero and junior Neil Trainer. The team scoring leader was decided in the final game of the season against Matawan as Kreiger scored once giving him six on the year with 9 assists, tying a school record, while Gilde scored twice giving him five for the year, which tied him with Acero who missed the game due to a right knee injury. Senior John Genus and junior Frank Gasparro shared the goal tending duties throughout the sea­ son. Defensively, the team counted on senior Phil Sowinski at center fullback and seniors Scott Pazor and Dan Strika playing the outside full­ backs. The center of the field was controlled by Keith Gilde, while Neil Trainer and senior Jay DeWorth played outside halfback. Offensively, the team was lead by Glenn Kreiger and Lou Acero, while the wing positions were played by juniors Mike Lowery and Mike Barfield, who had four goals. Highlighting the season was a 4-3 come from behind win to beat New Brunswick in the final two minutes of the game.

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Top Left: Glenn Kreiger successfully maneuvers around an opponent. Above Left: VARSITY SOCCER — Bottom: Neil Trainer, Steve Paul, Vin Pomperelli, John Genus, Frank Gasparro. Mike Lowery, Chris Bobbins. Manager Jerri Ann Donella. Top: Joe Fino, Bob Butchko, Jay DeWorth, Chip Wiggins. Lou Acero. Keith Gilde, Phil Sowinski, Scott Pazur, Dan Strika, Glenn Kreiger, Jeff Decker, Tom Alessi, Keith Simnor, Coach Doll. Left: Scott Pazur beats an opponent to a pass. Above: John Genus loosens up before a game. 99

Spirit Just Not Enough

Although the team showed spirit and enthusi­ asm, the JV Soccer Team finished its 1977 season with a 2-5-4 record. Coach Hudock attributes this difference due to the fact that most of last year’s JV team is playing varsity. Sophomore Frank Devine and junior Greg Burns led the squad offensively, scoring seven and five goals respectively. The defense was controlled by sophomore Glenn Guido, who also saw varsity action. The goalkeeping duties were handled by sophomore Dave Sutton who posted a 2-0 shutout against J.F.K. The season ended on a winning note when the JV’s romped over Matawan 8-3.


1 Edison 2 2 i JP Stevens 1 i South River 2 Madison Central 2 0 Cedar Ridge 2 2 JF Kennedy 0 1 Carteret 1 1 Colonia 2 4 E. Brunswick 4 Vo-Tech 8 Matawan 3

Final Record 2-5-4


Top Right: On the trail of his opponent, Jeff Decker attem pts to steal the ball. Above Far Right: During a game against South River. Steve Paul takes a corner kick in hopes that one of his teammates will score a goal. Above Right: Members of the soccer team discuss their strategy with fans.

JV SOCCER — Bottom: Chris Tomkoski, Bill Franey, Rich Corado, Eric Wolfarth. Glenn Guido, Dave Katko. Sec­ ond Row: Frank Devine, John Burrets, Bruce Mast, Bob Butchko, John Bouthillette, Les Morgan, John Waskis. Keith Simnor, Eric Meakem. Top: Karen Jorgensen, Cindy Tobias, Mike Barfield, Randy McArthur, Ed Yin. Marc Spiegel. Ken Moyle. Ray Lockwood, Craig Backman, Scott Stamper, Mike Carlesimo. Mike Chrysanthopoulos, Dave Sutton, Coach Bob Hudock.

Improvement — First Step to Success So close, yet so far, seemed to describe the Boys’ JV Basketball season. Although the team tallied a losing season, nine out of 14 games were lost by seven points or less, which totals an average loss of under three points per game. Records alone, however, don’t tell the whole story about the team. “The players improved greatly since the beginning and learned what we taught them,” commented Coach Piotrowski. “The JV team sees different players from year to year, and the success of the team usually depends on the improvement of younger players.” The team showed several talented individuals this year. Freshman Dan Obgorne led the team in scoring, followed by sophomore John Tarnacki. Junior Scott Pazur “improved with each game and was a good shooter.” Enforcement was added by strong rebounders, Josh Delgado and John Devlin, who came off the bench to lend their support to the team. Highlighting the boys’ season was a win scored against Colonia, rated ninth in the county tourna­ ment. The Bombers beat them by 11 points, after losing to them by 15 points on Colonia’s home


67 43 53 72 47 53 52 40 43 65 50 49 53 51 58 56 52 30 61 63 54

Edison Carteret East Brunswick Madison Central Perth Amboy JF Kennedy JP Stevens Woodbridge Colonia Cedar Ridge Edison Carteret East Brunswick Madison Central Perth Amboy JF Kennedy JP Stevens Woodbridge Colonia Cedar Ridge St. Mary’s

70 65 60 47 44 54 55 41 59 49 54 56 60 48 73 81 32 37 50 58 67

Final Record 7-14

Top: Faking a Kennedy guard, Dave Kinsel drives for two. Above Left: In an effort to save the ball, Scott Pazur scram­ bles between two Madison Central opponents. Above Right: Sophomore John Tarnacki, the team's second highest scorer, pivots to avoid a possible steal.

BOYS’ JV BASKETBALL: Bottom: Larry Lenahan, Glenn Guido, John Tarnacki, Dave Kinsel, John Burrets, Mike Goetz. Second Row: Ray Kreiger, John Lynch, Perry Randise, Doug Albert, Tom Callahan. Top: Sandy Georgas, Scott Pazur, Josh Delgado, John Devlin, Dan Ogbome, Cathy Kelleher. Not Shown: Coach Bob Pio­ trowski.



67 45 67 54 57 53 48 38 50 46 61 48 62 41 45 45 81 45 81 61 57 75 47

Edison Carteret East Brunswick Madison Central Perth Amboy JF Kennedy JP Stevens Woodbridge Colonia Edison East Brunswick Madison Central Perth Amboy JF Kennedy Woodbridge Colonia Cedar Ridge St. Mary’s JP Stevens Carteret Cedar Ridge Watchung Hills Neptune

60 67 60 62 66 68

70 51 57 49 73 39 80 52 67 53 56 46 62 57 61 59 79

Final Record 7-16


Top Left: In an attempt to raise the score, Ron Borup sinks his first foul shot. Top Right: The team’s leading scorer, Ralph Novak leaps past a Kennedy guard to hit for 2.

Setting up the offense, Senior Brian Plunkett calls the play.

Top: Coach Pat Dineen. Above: Despite the defense played by his JF Kennedy opponents, Jeff Kabat adds two points to the scoreboard.


Underclassmen Dominate Starters

“It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game that counts!!” Excitement, spirit and enthusiasm followed the Boys’ Varsity Basket­ ball team not only to the Sayreville gym, but to away courts as well. The Bombers generated a kind of electricity whenever they played. Even if they lost, the fans still walked away satisfied with the Bomber’s performance. Although accumulating only a 7-16 record, the team’s talent did not go unrecognized. Senior team captains Glenn Kreiger and Ron Burup “provided excellent leadership to a young club.” Coach Dineen also felt that juniors Jeff Rabat, Tom Lakomski, Vin Servedio and Ralph Jurkiewicz played key roles in the team’s victories. Leading scorer and rebounder, Ralph Novak, put in an average of 13 points and pulled down 6 rebounds per game. He was followed closely by Jeff Rabat who averaged 12 points and 4 rebounds. The team didn’t have the benefit of any return­ ing starters, which resulted in having to rebuild and work together. “Towards the end of the sea­ son, the team really started to mature and play well together,” commented Coach Dineen. The boys showed their ability and improvement by winning four of their last five games — one being a 61-57 victory over MCAC champs, Carteret. MCAC champs, Carteret. Coach Dineen seems optimistic about next year’s team. “We must sharpen up offensively and defensively, but three starters and top sub, Vin Servedio, will be returning next year.”

Top Left: Prior to the start of the game, the Bombers perfect their foul shots and field goals. BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL: Bottom: Ralph Jurkiewicz, Brian Plunkett, Don Klaproth, Tom Lakomski, Glenn Kreiger. Top: Rich Simnor, John Ryan, Vin Servedio, Ron Borup, Jeff Kabat, Ralph Novak, Coach Pat Dineen. Left: Tom Lakomski dribbles to get around the defense set by Kennedy. Above: Driving for two points, Glenn Kreiger zips past a Kennedy forward.


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Final Record 3-8-1

Victorious! Junior Paul Letts is declared the winner.

Top: Coach Andy Buydos. Above: After a tough round. Senior Don Bell leaves the mat with the agony of defeat clearly showing on his face.

De Cristofaro — Most Valuable Wrestler After coming off of last year’s 0-13 season the Varsity Wrestling team improved its record to 3-81. Coach Buydos felt that the season was success­ ful because “most of the boys who started with the team at the beginning of the season stayed with the team until the end.” Jerry DeCristofaro was cited as the most valua­ ble wrestler for 1978 with an 11-5 record. Buydos also mentioned Dave Kirk, who was the most improved wrestler with an 11-5 mark, Ted Broudy, outstanding with a 10-4-2 log, Don Bell with a 10-6 and Paul Letts with 9-4 logs respectively. Highlighting the year was a late season victory over North Brunswick. The score was 28-31 in favor of North Brunswick going into the last match. Jerry DeCristofaro knew he needed to pin his opponent if the team was going to win the match. After 2:43 of hard wrestling, Jerry pinned his opponent and won the match.

Top Left: in an effort to pin his opponent Dave Kirk forces the cradle for the fall. VARSITY WRESTLING: Bottom: John Owens, Paul Letts, Dan Constantineu. Bob Simonaro. Roger Vincent, Eric Meakem, Mike McKeon, Mark Powell. Top: Dawn Lytkowski, Barb McLaughlin, Dave Kirk, Joe Antone. Don Beli, Ted Broudy, Mark Ryan, Jerry DeCristofaro, Lori Ran­ kin, Coach Buydos. Left: Hitting the head-lock perfectly, Mark Powell, pins his man with a strong effort. Above: With ease and style. Senior Captain Jerry DeCristofaro proceeds to pin his opponent from Perth Amboy. 105


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Final Record 11-3


Too: With a final burst of energy, A. Jay Sabine and Jay DeWorth strive to finish an exhausting race. Top Right: Breaking into a sprint, Mary Heussner heads for the finish line.

Junior John Koblos leads the way for his teammates as Eric Veit follows close behind.

Top: Coaches Gerry Carney and Bill Scarola. Above: With agony and concentration showing on his face, junior Garry Wolf finishes a tough 2 -mile run.

Unkels Set High Jump Record Although they were very young, the 1977-1978 Winter Track Team ended its season with an excellent 8-3 log. Contributors to this log ranged from freshmen to seniors. The team’s number one miler was a freshman, Joe Longo. Sophomores A. Jay Sabine, Glenn Soika and Kevin Shanley were three of the top 15 sprinters in the county with Shanley placing fifth in the county meet. The Unkel cousins, Dean and Scott, took care of the high jump by tying for the school record with 6’4” jumps. Leading the way in the shot put was senior cap­ tain Lowell Aube, who consistently threw in the 47 foot area and remained undefeated throughout most of the season. The other senior team captains were Jay DeWorth and John Pitti. Jay was a three year vet­ eran who led many winning mile relay teams. Highlighting the season was when senior captain Dean Unkel broke the school high jump record with a jump of 6' 4" in a double duel meet against J.F.K. and East Brunswick.

Top Left: Taking the lead in a tough Mile Relay, Glenn Soika and A. Jay Sabine show the smoothneaa of a perfect handoff. Above Left: W INTER TRACK: Bottom: Maria Zabaleta, Donna Gaasbeck, Karen Brent, Kathy Russo, Pam Lichtenstein, Amy Brent, Grace Kalamaras, Arleen McDowell, Penny Larsen, Maria Hauber. Second Row: Coach Jerry Carney, Mary Heussner, George Stoddard, Dan Luther, Ken Moyle, Paula Rojewski, Abida Khan, Betty Rathbun, Ellen Briody. Third Row: Coach Bill Scarola, Bob Huoer, Tom Brady. Brian Teeter, John Dreyfuss, Doug Jolly, Scott Kominkiewicz, Sandy Check. Fourth Row: Tod McGrath, John Syslo, A. Jay Sabine, Mike Beatrice, Joe Longo, Scott Mohr, Diane Smierzynski. Fifth Row: Stephen Kirk, Lowell Aube, Glenn Soika, Garry Wolf, Scott McGrath, Paul Kausch. Top: Harry McGowan, Eric Veit, Kevin Shanley, Dean Unkel, Jay DeWorth, Scott Unkd, Rocco D'Antuono, Alyssa laciofoli. Left: Overcoming her opponent from N orth Brunswick, Mary Jane Briody dispels the old adage that women are the weaker sex. Above: Senior Lowell Aube shows the perfect form to put the shot for a winning distance.



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Final Record 24-3

Top Left: All-time top scorer, of SWMHS. Rhonda Rompola shows her expertise at the foul line as she sinks a free throw. Top Right: With a shooting technique of her own. Mona Hickson attempts to sink an outside shot.


GIRLS' VARSITY BASKETBALL: Bottom: Debbie Donahue. Jody Mehl. Michelle Czachur. Second Row: Coach Sunski. Sue Klein. Gayle Grankowski. Barb Hennessy. Karen Anderson. Candy Zollinger. Mona Hickson. Top: Kathy Connors. Sue Malaspina. Barbie Hansel. Rhonda Rompola. Debbie Spitzer. Top: Snatching the ball from the reach of her Carteret opponent. Candy Zollinger breaks for a layup.

Top: Coach Judy Sunski. Above: Trying to overcome her opponent's block. Debbie Spitzer looks for an open teammate.

Rhonda Breaks All-Time Scoring Record — 1608 Points

Top Left: Being careful not to step out of bounds. Karen Anderson dribbles around a Carteret trap. Above Left: Applying her exceptional dribbling skills, three year veteran. Barb Hennessy. passes two Carteret guards. Left: After faking two Carteret players. Sue Malaspina jum ps above them to score. Above: Through her unique shooting style, Gayle Grankowski proves to East Brunswick that Sayreville is # 1. Top: An East Brunswick opponent is defenseless as six foot forward Barb Hansel shoots and scores. 109

Young Team Victorious Following in the winning footsteps of the varsity team, the Girls’ JV Basketball team earned them­ selves an impresssive 13-6 record. With only two returning JV players, the squad had to learn and work together to make the season the success that it was. Junior team captains Linda McDermott and Lisa Rispoli were “good team leaders on and off the floor.” Although they lost to a tough East Brunswick team both times they met, the team was proud to avenge a previous season loss to Woodbridge as they beat them in a double overtime bout 50-44. Coach Smith felt she had a strong squad despite the fact that it was the first year on the JV team for all but two of its members. Leading scorer Sue Klein, who averaged 15.6 points per game and leading rebounder Lisa Ris­ poli, averaging 10.5 rebounds, along with Linda McDermott also saw quite a bit of varsity action this year. Although the JV team will be losing several strong players, they still anticipate a winning sea­ son next year.


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Final Record 13-6


Top Right: Surrounded by her East Bruns­ wick opponents, Sue Klein moves in for an easy layup. Above Right: Point guard, Joan Crummy consistently set up the offense throughout the season. Above Far Right: Linda McDermott slips through a weak Car­ teret defense.

GIRLS’ JV BASKETBALL: Bottom: Ann Griffith, Sue Klein, Lisa Rispoli, Linda McDermott, Dawn Zollinger, Cindy Ritter. Top: Debbie Donahue, Nancy Burbank, Lori Mehl, Lisa Liquori, Linda Almeida, Joan Crummy, Denise Kowalewski, Coach Smith.

2nd Straight MCAC Title — On to Rutgers! Last year’s Girls’ Varsity Basketball log, marked as “the most success­ ful season ever,” was only a taste of the success the girls were to enjoy this year. Senior team tri-captains Rhonda Rompola, Barb Hennessy and Gayle Grankowski led the team to beat many opponents by ten points or better. Adding to their talents were junior starters Sue Malaspina and Barbie Hansel, with support from an experienced bench. Although some games started out slow, there was no stopping the

Bomber powerhouse once it was turned on. The expressions on the faces of those watching and playing showed excitement, anticipation and 24 times out of 27, victory. Every game was a thrill from start to finish. Pre­ game anxieties were borne not only by the players and coaches, but reached out and struck the par­ ents and spectators as they filed into the gymna­ sium to await the start of each game. Everyone rose to their feet to cheer the team on at games against Woodbridge, South Plainfield, Piscataway, and arch-rival. East Brunswick, who Sayreville blew off the court twice this season. The team’s first loss came from Woodbridge, and was the only one after a winning streak of 16, but was not enough to keep the Bombers from cap­ turing the MCAC title for the second straight year. But more rewarding than a conference champi­ onship was the honor of battling Piscataway for the county title at Rutger’s gym. This came after defeating Colonia in the first round, Highland Park in the quarter final, and South Plainfield in the semi-final round of the counties. After losing to South Plainfield in the semi-final round last year, Coach Sunski and her team were more than happy to beat them this year. The 48-45 final score advanced Sayreville to Rutgers on February 25, where they were met by an excellent Piscataway team. Trailing by 14 at the half, Sayreville cut the margin to only 5 but could not hold out despite a 24 point effort by Rompola. “It was a thrill just being there and knowing all those people were cheering for you,” a team member commented. Rhonda, who averaged 20.5 points per game, went on to break the school record for points with 1608, which was set by Steve Makwinski with 1546 points. In addition, she earned a position on the South All Star Team of the New Jersey Classic, which is also being coached by Ms. Sunski. It would be unfair, however, to rest the team’s success solely on Rhonda’s shoulders. Again this year senior veterans Barb Hennessy and Gayle Grankowski played key roles in the team’s offense and defense. And working just as hard as any starter were the players on the bench who often found themselves substituting for an injured player or a player in foul trouble. Through superb coaching, precision plays and a total team effort, the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team is proud to boast their most successful season ever.

Top Left: Both showing their renowned basketball skills, Sayreville's finest Rhonda Rompola, blocks a shot by Piscataway’s # I Top Right: Applying defensive pressure. Gayle Grankowski denies her oppo­ nent the ball. Above Left: Concentration shows on the face of Barb Hansel as she prepares to release the ball to sink a free throw. Left: Their threatening defense was part of the balance that made the girls # I



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Final Record 2-6-5


Top: Determination shows on the face of Kathy Connors as she approaches the ball to prevent her opponent from scoring a goal. Above Right: Receiving a pass from her team­ mate. Debbie Huneke prepares to set up the offense for a goal.

VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY — Bottom: Coach Marti Westaby. Second Row: Barb Hennessy, Donna Gaasbeck, Barb Galaro, Gina Eckstrom, Linda Almeida. Third Row: Debbie Golaszewski, Kathy Connors, Chris Smithers. Debbie Huneke. Top: Nancy Burbank. Nancy Larsen, Melinda McSpadden, Sue Klein.

Team Experiences First Rebuilding Year After a 1-1 tie against Cedar Ridge, the Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey Team wound up their season with a 2-6-5 record. The log marked the first losing season in the history of the sport. Although the girls didn’t have a winning season, the juniors and sophomores who played varsity gained valuable experience. Leading the offense were senior co-captains for­ ward Chris Smithers and left half back Kathy Connors. They were backed by senior center half back Deb Huneke and senior goalie Barb Galaro on defense. Barb had a total of 94 saves and 12 scores on goal for the season. Underclassmen also contributed to the effort with junior Melinda McSpadden and sophomore Sue Klein playing right halfback and right fullback respectively. “It just seemed as though they couldn’t put it all together,” commented JV coach Pat Willis. “The year was a rebuilding one and a winning season is expected next year.”

‘Hi#. Top: Clearing the ball. Barb Galaro adds another save to her record. Center: Showing quick defense, Gina Eckstrom intercepts a pass from her South River opponent. Above: Sue Brower chips the ball away from her opponents.

Coach Marti Westaby

Despite Inexperience — Season Successful The JV Field Hockey Team experienced a win­ ning season once again this year as they ended their season with a 4-3-3 record. "Even though the majority of them had never played the game before, they did a fine job,” remarked Coach Willis. The team was guided by their captains, Linda McDermott and Caralyn Donnamaria. Linda accumulated 63 saves and only 4 scores on goal for the season. Sophomore Mary Ellen D’Angelo was high scorer for the team with 3 goals. The combined offensive and defensive efforts of McDermott and D’Angelo aided the team in defeating Highland Park. Scotch Plains, South Brunswick and South River. Sue Brower, a first year freshman, played well on defense and was “a very coachable and flexible player.” Improving offense and defense seemed to be a key factor in the success of the team.



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Top Right: Battling against three South River opponents. Linda Starry chips the ball away. Above Right: After receiving the pass. Dot Burbank takes it down the field hoping to score. Above Far Right: Finding a loss hard to accept. Margaret Franey and Cathy Kelleher quietly sit the bench.

JV FIELD HOCKEY — Bottom: Sue Schneider. Sue Brower, Margaret Fra­ ney. Second Row: Colleen Smithers. Michele Balzamo, Joan Crummy, Caro­ lyn Donnamaria. Debbie Colacicci, Dot Burbank. Cathy Kelleher. Top: Coach Pat Willis. Mary Ellen D'Angelo, Debbie Golaszewski. Linda Starry. Linda McDermott. Denise Kowalewski, Eileen Ulrich. Daryl Eck.

It’s Hard to Lose a Hero On November 23, 1977, Sayreville War Memorial High School lost a very special person. Marti Westaby was coach, colleague, friend, and teacher to many. For twelve years she influenced countless numbers. The words and thoughts of just some of these people are written here to last as a tribute to this highly respected and caring person. Ms. Westaby coached a family of players — not just a team . . . She knew more about hockey than the wise men know about life . . . She was remarkable — one minute she was giv­ ing advice on hockey, the next she was solving a personal problem with you, then she would joke and laugh with you like a high school buddy. No matter what though, you couldn’t help but always respect her for herself . . . When I scored my first varsity goal I could only attribute it to her — the coach who knew how to erase my fears . . . By the end of the season every player wanted to win for her . . . And every September, faithful hockey players return to the Sayreville field to play in the Alumni Game — her own idea, and per­ haps one of the things she looked forward to most. Yes, we all returned to play hockey — but more important, we all returned to see the Coach who made an impression on all of our lives . . . It’s hard to lose a championship game, but harder still to lose a hero . . . Marti knew hockey. She was a determined coach. She wanted the best and she got it. Sayreville met us in the State Tournament. I knew they were a strong team but I never expected to lose 10-0! . . .A s a coach she cared for her play­ ers, and taught them how to be the best . . . She was a good and dedicated coach and Sayreville has indeed lost a person of whom it can be proud . . . It is with great sorrow that we record the passing of a friend . . . Our lives touched briefly but she certainly made an impression and a lasting one at that . . . Marti was a decent loving human being who cared about the people she consid­ ered to be her friends. Her only wish was to bring all her friends together and have them accept each other simply as people . . . As a friend, she was always there to help with a

problem and give her best advice . . . A sensitive, sincere and understanding individual, who cared about people; because of her sensitivity, she was easily hurt but held those feelings in because she did not want to hurt others . . . My “little sis” had a heart of gold with a love of animals. She loved her “bike” and was a free spirit. . . Ms. Westaby can be described in one word — caring. As a teacher she cared for the welfare of her students . . . She gave what money can’t buy and taught what can’t be learned from books . . . She gave shape and life to everything she encoun­ tered . . . She had love to share and time to spare . . . To me always the new young teacher — some timidity in her approach to me. A gamin with a stubborn will who would fight for what she wanted. A lover of animals who wanted all to be happy with them, she was much responsible for the famous “Taj.” Concerned, intense, fun-loving, a scrapper — but considerate and respectful always, Marti will always be remembered by me: there was a special feeling between us and she will always be “my Miss Westaby” . . . Quo Vadis 1978 is dedicated to Marti Westaby and the ide­ als that she lived by.


What happens in the interval between orienta­ tion and graduation? Hopefully, more than the accumulation of 75 credits and 12 report cards. We as students are much more than just another name on a paper, or another presence in the class­ room. Providing for our social and academic growth, the responsible education system recognizes that we are individuals first. The changes that occur within the school are in response to our individual­ ity, our interest, abilities, and weaknesses. As examples, innovations in curriculum have resulted in the compensatory program, and the hir­ ing of a job placement counselor. Apart from aca­ demics, there are three additional activities, two offered by the science department and one by the math department. The growth of girl’s participa­ tion in athletics has been responsible for the addi­ tion of a Girls’ Cross Country Team to the athlet­ ics program. Besides the changes that the school offers, we have much we can offer each other. Our friend­ ships are expressed in ways as individual as we are. Snowball fights, meeting for lunch at McDonald’s, shouting encouragements from the sidelines, and managing to slip in four minute conversations between classes evolve into the closeness we even­ tually share with each other.

Individuals 117

An air of uncertainty filled the sophomore homerooms on September 6, 1977. Moving on from an environment of strict discipline, the Class of 1980 was able to experience the new privileges bestowed upon them at SWMHS. The sophomore orientation and slide show was the beginning of an eventful year. The assembly was a combination of entertainment and informa­ tion. Student Council presented a slide show to acquaint the students with different aspects of the school. Dr. Parnell and the class advisors spoke to the class encouraging those present to become involved in school activities, and Quo Vadis showed the sophomores slides of their last days at the Junior High School. The Class of 80’s first major activity was its par­ ticipation in the Homecoming festivities. The sophomore class theme, “Spring," was creatively depicted by the tradition of children gathered around a maypole on a spring day. During December, the class sold candy in order to raise money for use in making their three years at the high school successful. Throughout the year, the sophomores became more aware of the various opportunities that were available to them, and many chose to become involved. As the year came to a close, the sophomores were fully adjusted to high school life and had suc­ cessfully overcome the challenges that had faced them from the beginning.



Sophomore Class Officers and Advisors — Bottom: Mary Lou Grodzki, Georgine Lomeli, Gerri Delgatto, Amy Nesterwitz. Top: Ms. Carla Sutherland. Mrs. Carol Kadi, Miss Kathy Kapica.

Ken Adams, Linda Almeida. Judith Amato. Donna Amorosi, Laurel Anderson. Robert Anderson. Mary Lee Andrades, Gregory Anthony.

Dawn Antonides, David Appel, Amy Appell, Lynn Arkis, Craig Bachman, Danny Badea, Mike Bailey, Dan Baker.

Cheryl Barone, Kim Barone, James Baszak, Angela Batissa. Mary Jo Baumann, Nancy Bayus, Michael Beatrice, Dawn Beauregard.

Denise Bechtle, Charles Belenski, George Bell, Mark Bender, Chris Bentivenga, Sal Bentivenga, Tom Biancamano, Sanford Black.

Ellen Blondin, Lydia Boda. Donna Bodnar. Ellen Bracht. Doreen Bradbury, Barbara Breese, Amy Brent. Bob Brewer.


Underclassmen Dominate Varsity Football Susan Brinkerhoff. Jeff Brodzinski. Dale Buchberger, Dave Buckalew, Fran Buckley, Steven Bukovec, Yolanda Bukowski, Nancy Burbank.

John Burrets. Robert Butchko, Robert Byrd. Kevin Byrnes, Kevin Cahill, Thomas Callahan. Mike Carlesimo, Audrey Karmin.

Dan Carter. James Cassidy, A1 Castagnetta. Santo Castronova, Tranci Castronova. Anthony Cavone, Sandra Check, Joanne Chiminitz.

Greg Chudkowski, Joseph Cipriano, Shelley Clark, Kieran Clarke, Steven Cohen, Karen Colacichi. Barbara Colfer, Steve Condiracci.

David Conlon, Cindy Connors, Eric Corman, Jerry Coveil, George Coyle. Jim Coyle, Joan Crummy, Diane Cseh.

Richard Curotto, Sherri Cutrona, Amy Dail, Mike Dandorph.

Mary Ellen D'Angelo, Kim Deatherage, Deborah Decker, Gerri Delgatto.

Cheryl Delucia, John Dernier, Terry Denby, Timothy Dentz.

Frank Devine. Regina Devine. George DeVoe, Darci DeWorth.

Anthony DiAngelis. Colleen Dolan. Karen Donis. Carolyn Donnamaria.


Underclassmen dominated the varsity football team this year. Sophomores A. Jay Sabine, Kevin Shanley, and Steve Condiracci took over the posi­ tions of running backs, quarterback, full and line­ backer, respectively. One highlight of the season came when Sabine scored his first varsity touchdown against Madison Central. Despite his excitement, A. Jay says that he “could never have scored without the blocking by my teammates.” Another exciting moment came when Kevin Shanley ran four yards for a touchdown during the Perth A—’-------------“^-ough he did a fine job as is to be a running back in quartt 'S. hisjui ighly encouraged by the Coa ;s of these underclassmen. outsta o a fine job for the team and bi again t

Mark Donnamaria, Lisa Downes, Gail Downie, Mike Drennan, Diane Drotar, Sally Duerr, Sherri Duncan, Carolann Durrua.

Michelle Evans. Michele Evaldi, Sandra Emslie, John Ellis, Dawn Fallon, Lisa Falls, Agnes Farace, Carolyn Fedor.

With an expression of despair, Kevin Shanley watches his team m ates push to their utmost.

Lori Fenstermaker, Bill Ference, Lori Ferri, Sue Firestine, Diane Fleischer, John Fogarty, Scott Formica, Margaret Franey.

Pamela Fraykor, Dan Freid, Ruth Fultz, Lois Fusco, Donna Gaasbeck, Nancy Gallo, Mark Garboski, Ricky Garbowski.


Manzo, Black Pearl, Timepiece Carol Gaul, Ricky Gellis, Frank Genus, Sandra Georgas, Tammy Gerenza, Donna Ginfrida, Terri Gitlen, Alisa Glenn.

Christopher Godrey, Michael Goetz. Michele Golla, Ronald Gomez, Antonio Gonzales, Luis Gonzales, Donna Goskowsky, Pat Grau.

Ann Griffith, MaryLou Grodzki, Chris Grossman, Glen Guido, Maureen Hamma, Lisa Hammer, Susan Hampson, Russell Hansel.

Maria Hauber, James Hauser, Chris Helleland, Mike Henderson, Sherri Lee Henry, Christopher Herrick, Paul Holt, Sidney Hoover.

Dawn Howardson, Karen Hudak, Karen Hunnemeder, Dorothea Hurley, Cynthia Izworski, Nancy Jackowski, Tom Jackowski, Debra Jackubowski. Charles Jankech, Lynnette Jaremba, Donald Jay, Kathy Jessen, William Johns, Doug Jolly, Richard Jones, George Jorgensen.

The members of “Timepiece” rehearse prior to the National Honor Society dance on October 1st.


Karen Jorgensen. Grace Kalamaras, Vicky Kalinowski, Jackie Kaluzny, Grace Karaffa. David Karlowitz, George Karlowitz. Christy Kaufmann.

Paul Kausch, Robert Keating. Mat Kennedy, James Kenny. Abida Khan, Melicia Kidd, Michele Kiyak, Russ Kjersgaard.

Is hard rock your type of music? Or do you prefer the glorious sounds of the 50’s and 60’s? If you can answer yes to either question, you should know about three prominent rock bands, Manzo, Black Pearl and Timepiece. Manzo, a three piece rock and roll band, consists of juniors Charlie Mills, Frank Doughty, and senior Jim Sorenson. Although they have only been together for a year, the band is proud of the fact that they placed third in a local Battle of the Bands Contest. "Right now," commented Charlie Mills, “we play mostly dances and parties. We would really like to do a rock and roll revival show here at the high school." Originated because all its members like music, Black Pearl is an award winning four piece rock group. This band, which is IV2 years old, consists of Adrian Viego, Kyle Jechusiak, Russel Hamsel, and sophomore Joe Quinto. Black Pearl has won first place in recent area talent shows and has played at dances, engagement parties, and at the 1977 Middle­ sex County Fair. The group, which plays mostly rock and Beatles music, boasts a talented drummer, Joe Quinto, who has been playing drums for eight years. Joe has won numerous awards for his talents includ­ ing first place not only in area talent shows, but also at the Middlesex County College Talent Festival. Another local band. Timepiece, was started in October, 1976. by sophomore Cheryl Mall. Other members include Gene Zebrowski, Mark Sheer, and sophomores Mark Scimeca and Frank Genus. Timepiece performs selections of various bands, as well as their own compositions. The band has played at many high school dances. They also had the oppor­ tunity to play at Englishtown. Looking to the future. Timepiece hopes to become semi-professional.

Susan Klein. Steven Klimuszko. Mark Klitzke, Mary Knable.

Mike Knox, Barbara Koch. Susan Kohrmann, Jim Koller.

Scott Kominkiewicz. Randy Korn. Brian Kotsak. Tom Kotula.

Christy Kowalchik. Lynne Kowzan, Marie Kranz. Sandra Krawsek.

Christine Kreiger, Judy Kryzkowski, Peter Kulpa. Cynthia Kupsch.

Gerard Ladzinski, Thomas Laffey. Vincent Lalor, lan Landsberg.

Christine Lapa, Penny Larsen. Leonard Laskiewicz. Edwin Laubach.


Successful Soccer Clinic Held James Lauro

Mark Lear

Lori LeBlanc

Bob Leech

Lawrence Lenahan

John Lettiere

Eileen Licinski

Lisa Liquori

Raina Liszka, William Lockie, Dawn Locklin, Ray Lockwood, William Lockwood, Georgine Lomeli, Laurel Lorenc, James Loughman.

Coleen Lynch, John Lynch, Kitty Lynch, Pam Lynch, William Lyons, Dawn Lytkowski, Randy McArthur, Adrienne McBride.


Above: Les practices his soccer skills in order to better referee for the Soccer League.

Paul McCormack, Joe McDonald, Arlene McDowall, Doreen McGuire, Kevin McKenna, Michael McKeon, Barb McLaughlin. Joyce Maciejewski. Lisa Magee, Stephen Malik, Madeline Malkiewicz, Cheryl Mall, Raymond Majeski, Suzanne Mansmann, Linda Marrazo, Sharon Marrazza.

Albert Maskall, Steven Masterson, MaryAnn Mathers, Patrick Matthews.

Last fall proved to be a great experience for sophomore Les Morgan, who was a referee for the Sayreville recreation soccer league. Les coached groups of boys and girls, ages six to fourteen, dur­ ing September and November. In August, a clinic run by Frank Marchesi wel­ comed any interested adults and high school stu­ dents who wanted to learn the fundamentals of coaching and “refing.” Another clinic was started for boys and girls who wanted to learn the rules and skills of the game. It was obvious how success­ ful the clinic was by the excellent turn-out. For four weeks, Les, along with sophomores Frank DeVine and Joe Nehila, and junior Neil Trainer, helped the Cosmos and Aztecs better understand and improve their game. John McCormack, head of the recreation department, along with Mr. Marchesi, set up the league. To keep the pressures of competition out, no prizes were awarded, and, since the borough paid for the league, there were no sponsors.

Bob Matuszewski, Antoinette Mazzara, Eric Meakem, Steve Medlin.

Sandy Megill, Lori Mehl, Ronald Meltreder, Edward Meise.

Larry Meise, Paul Merski, Keith Mervin, Shelley Meyer.

Donna Miara, Michael Miglin, Stephen Miglin, Kimberly Milana.

Jeff Miller, Leigh Miller, Judy Mills, Lori Mills, Marie Minnella, Joseph Miranda, Fred Moore, Kevin Moran.

Lester Morgan, Joseph Morizio, Raymond Muller, Theresa Muller, David Mulligan, John Mureski, Charles Nafus, Linda Nagle.

Lynn Nahai, Ronald Nash, Barbara Natoli, Joe Nehila, Amy Nesterwitz, Mike Novak, Ralph Novak, Joanne Ochman.


Musical Talents Abound Mary Odolecki, Eileen O’Leary, Scott Oliver, Paul Olsvary.

Donna O’Neill, William O’Neill, Anthony Onifer, Patricia Osborne.

John Owens, Isabel Pacheco, Ed Paczkowski, Jackie Pagliuco.

Debbie Pariso, Steven Parker, Liz Parkinson, Jean Pavlik.

Scott Pearson, Gwen Pedersen, Laura Pennington, Walter Pennington.

Pamela Petersen, Craig Peterson, Theresa Petrozzi, Jerry Petti.

Bob Phillip, Shelley Pickus, Theresa Pilot, James Piskorski.

Rick Plewa, Kevin Podlesny, Denise Poignant, Elizabeth Polihrom.

Michael Porpora, Lisa Port, Mark Powell, Stephen Pretti, Pamela Prusecki, AnnMarie Prtel. Thomas Pytel, Frank Quattrocchi.

Joseph Quinto, PattiJean Rankin, Nancy Rarus, Betty Rathbun, Donna Ravaioli, Grace Recallo, Frank Redding, Pat Reese.


After many long hours of practice, four musical underclassmen are now finding the rewards that time and effort can bring. These underclassmen, juniors Adele Mongioi and Dennis Nowak, and sophomores Pat Grau and Lori Mehl, spend many hours after school in the auditorium practicing and rehearsing selections of various types of music. After winning the Sayreville Recreation Depart­ ment Talent Show and placing third in the Middle­ sex County Fair Talent Show, Adele realized that her time spent on improving her voice had finally paid off. Adele also had the opportunity to sing a solo for the audience at the school’s Christmas Concert. After seven years of lessons in Classical and Popular music, Dennis performed well enough to win the Sayreville Recreation Department Talent Show from 1975-1977 in the Piano division. He also competed in the Middlesex County Fair Tal­ ent Show in August and in the First Annual Piano & Organ Contest last October. He placed second in both. For the future, Dennis plans to major in music, become a concert pianist, and also continue playing the guitar. With no lessons, Pat began singing in public in third grade. She competed in the Talent Expo held at Brunswick Square Mall last spring. She also did a fine job when she sang the National Anthem at this year’s Boys’ Gymnastics State Final, held at SWMHS. Pat is planning a career in popular music, and she hopes to go to the Herbert Berghof Studio for Theater and Voice in New York City. Since she started playing the organ in 1974, Lori has won awards in two contests. She placed second to Dennis Nowak in the Sayreville Recreation Department Talent Show. She won first place in the First Annual Wurlitzer Piano & Organ Con­ test, and has also competed in the Talent Expo in Brunswick Square Mall. Lori hopes to continue with lessons and competing, and make a career out of her music.

Finding the auditorium empty one afternoon. Pat. Adele, and Lori harmonize as Dennis plays the piano.

Marie Rella

Marc Remo

Thomas Rinaldi

Cindy Ritter

Keith Roberts

Linda Rogers. Patricia Rojewski, Paula Rojewski, James Rolzhausen, Robert Rolzhausen, Joyce Roman. Michael Roman, Kathy Romer. Lori Rosenkopf, Claudia Rumpf, Gary Russell, Maureen Russo, Brendan Ryan, Mark Ryan, Pat Ryan, Richard Sabb.

Andrew Sabine, JoAnn Samuel, Michael Samuel, Joseph Sardoni, Sharon Satorski, Maryellen Saunders, Debra Scala, Denise Scala.

Vincent Schicchi, Lois Schmalz, Kim Schneider. Sue Schneider. Janet Schultz, Rich Schwaemmle. Lynn Schwankert, Charles Scillia.

Bob Seminaro, Donna Senkeleski, Deborah Sessa. Laura Shabatun. Kevin Shanley, Janet Sharrock. Chester Sigmund. Christine Silletti.


Mark Simko. Gerald Simon.

David Singer. Kevin Sinka.

Tracey Skarzynski, Alex Skorupa.

Gary Skwiat, Diane Smierzynski.

Thomas Smith, John Sobiranski.

Glenn Soika, Christopher Sopris.

Dave Soto, Debra Spicer. Veronica Spolowitz, Robin Stacy. Scott Stamper. Richard Starek. Linda Stary. Lisa Stollar.

Joe! Stolte. Stanley Sudnick, Ken Sudnickovich, Wilford Sutthill. Dave Sutton. James Sweeney. Susan Sweeney, Michele Szawaryn.

Robert Szot. John Tarnacki, Mary Tauber. Brian Teeter, Thomas Thasites, Robin Therien, Carla Thomsen, Michael Tischler.

Allen Tomko, Brenda Tomkoski, Lisa Toth, Jeff Turback. Eileen Ulrich, Maria Vaccaro, Mickey Van Fossen, Bobby Vasquez.


Above: During a free gym period, Sandy Check obviously finds something amusing in her English book.

Mark Veltre, William Vicino. Daniel Volker, Jeffrey Volosin. Theodore Vontish, Glenn Wagner. Wally Wagner. Sharon Walas.

Kathleen Walsh, Martin Walters, Steven Wands. Kevin Wangerien. John Waskis, Kim Weis, Cathy White, Anthony Wiamer.

Sandra Wille. David Wines. Sharon Winters, John Wisniewski, Lori Wisniewski. Garry Wolf, Eric Wolfarth, Victor Wolski.

Darlene Wojcik, Leslie Wolk, Nina Worobey, Joanne Wos, Keith Wren. Sally Wright. Robin Young, Maria Zabaleta.

Michele Zaleski. William Zaleski.

Michele Zaleskin, Jeanne Ziola.

Dawn Zollinger, Charlotte Zubeck.

Geraldine Zuccaro.

Left: Albert Castagnetta makes the proper lighting adjustments while working backstage during the Fall Drama.


Upon entering the cafeteria on October 13, 1977, it was evident that something out of the ordi­ nary was taking place. After the long wait for the arrival of their school rings, the juniors again waited . . . this time inches away from their rings! The junior class participated in the Homecom­ ing events, as their float, picturing the 1976 Winter Olympics, was displayed in the stadium. The money raised in other activities, such as car washes, candy sales, and the sale of ’79 pins, will be used for their senior year. The junior class also had the privilege of aiding fellow classmate Mary Jane Briody as she made her way to California to represent our school in the AAU Cross Country Meet. Preparations for the Junior Prom began early in November. The continual planning by the class officers and advisors made the evening surely a night to be remembered.



Bottom: Mr. Doll, Mary Jane Briody, Gina Guerrieri. Mrs. Logan. June Carnegie. Top: Mr. Horvath. Miss. Kaminski. John Salvatore.

John Accurso. Judi Adams. Greg Aich. Doug Albert, Gina Alfonso. Larry Alster. Raymond Amato. Keith Antonides.

Robin Armus. Elizabeth Ashe. Margaret Ballo, John Barbella. Mike Barfield. John Bartlinski. Julia Beebe. Mike Bentivenga.

Laure Benulis. Joan Benzinger. Faith Berecsky. Tracy Berg. Allan Black. Denise Bloodgood, Kevin Bloodgood. Kim Booth.

John Bouthillette. Jane Bowie, Warren Bradbury. Robert Brand, Greg Brego. Charles Breitweiser, Karen Brent, Andrew Brereton.

Thomas Brien, Mary Jane Briody, Beth Brocato, June Brodniak. Beverly Brown. John Bruno. Cheryl Brys, Linda Burgermeister.


Rolling on to Success Robert Burke, Greg Burns, Andrea Burrell, Karen Businski.

Linda Callahan, Timothy Callahan. Maria Cannata, Jody Caputo.

Anthony Carlo, June Carnegie, David Carney. Anita Carstens.

Sue Casano, Nancy Casazza, Jeanne Cassidy, Alison Cenci.

William Certo, Doris Chambers, Terry Cherney, Anna Chi.

Janice Chiavacci, Charles Chiminitz, Lin Jen Chow, Mike Chrysanthopoulous, Chris Cieslarczyk, John Clark, Patricia Clune, Debbie Colacichi. Robin Collier, Jeanne Coman, Brian Cook, Jackie Coughlin, Glenn Cowan, Darlene Coyle, Mark Coyle, Jerrie Crespo.

Robert Cuomo, Cynthia Cutrona, Richard Cyr, Alan Czarnecki, Diane D’Ambra, Rocco D’Antuono, Jeff Decker, John DeFilippis.

Joseph Del Duca, Donna Delia, Edward Delmotte, Robert Delucia, John DeMild, John Deryn, Phil DeSpirito, Gregory Devine.

John Devlin, Cathy DeVries, Karen Di Benedetto, Anthony Di Paolo, Stephen Dix, Mary Beth Dodge, Maureen Doherty, James Domino.


While we all look forward to our summer vaca­ tion, Kim Sciarrillo and Dawn Stowers, competi­ tive roller skaters representing South Amboy Skat­ ing Club, look ahead to July and August, when they will meet their top competitors in the two major roller skating meets of the year. After skating for five years, Kim now follows a practice schedule of about 26 hours per week. Her major accomplishments include a first place in the Eastern Regional Championship last July, fol­ lowed by a fourth place in the National Champi­ onship held in Ft. Worth, Texas, last August. Kim has also won first place in five local champion­ ships this year. Dawn has been skating for six years. In 1975, she was awarded the Freestyle Trophy, and in 1976, the Figure Trophy by the South Amboy Skating Club for her diligent practice and attitude toward the sport. Dawn practices about 21 hours a week. She was a champion in last year’s Regional Championship, when she won a silver medal for her second place and was also a competitor in Ft. Worth, Texas. While many of us enjoy extra-curricular activi­ ties after school, these two girls enjoy what they both do so often and so well.

Practice Leads to Success Debbie Donahue, Karen Doyle. Eugene Duggan, Arleen Dunwald, Bill Durrua, Ronald Dziekan, Susan Earle, Daryll Eck.

Karen Edgington, Nancy Edgington, Betty English, Bridget Eska. Lynn Fanok. Glenn Farfel, Joanne Farley. Charles Fauci.

Suzanne Fehr, Antonio Felicetta, Richard Ferenci. Robert Fisher, William Fitting. James Fitzgerald, Robert Flanagan, Susan Fleming.

Helen Fletcher, Robert Florenzie.

Sandra Forster, Bill Franey.

Barry Frank, Ken Freid.

Karyn Frezzi, Suzanne Fuoti.

Dan Gadziala. Gail Gallagher.

Frank Gasparro, Liz Gazzale.

Ann Marie Geiger, Marilyn Ghigliotti.

Award Winning Essayists Victoria Giles, Eileen Gitlen, Debbie Golaszewski, David Gomez, Julia Gomez, Edward Gorczynski, Bob Gordon, Kathy Gorman.

Robert Gostkowski, Denise Grabowski, Mark Gregor, Susan Grenier, Lynn Gross, Richard Grossweiler, James Grote, Linda Grover.

Gina Guerrieri, George Gulick, Lori Haber, Keith Haglegans, Dennis Hahn, James Haley, Linda Hammer, Louis Hammond.

Barbara Hansel, Craig Hartman, George Hastie, Jamie Heims, Kevin Herbert, Bob Herbst, Mary Heussner, Joe Hickey.

Mona Hickson, Don Himmelreich, Jackie Hogaboom, Melanie Hohsfield, Kim Howardson, Sandra Huff, Gerald Hunkele, Judith Hunter.

Chris Innes, Jackie Iorio, Pastor Izaguirre, Connie Izworski, James Jadacki, Lisa Jankech, Lillian Janosko, Latitia Jarvis.

Cindy Johnson, David Jolly, Mark Jones, Stephenie Jones.

Lori Josso, Christine Jourdan, Ralph Jurkiewicz, Jeff Kabat.

Philip Kaeser, Mark Kaletski, Kevin Kantor, David Katko.

Liz Keating, Robert Keating, Kim Kedzierski, Cathy Kelleher.


If you were President, how would your adminis­ tration affect the next 2 0 0 years in our country? Two Sayreville High School juniors, Stephanie Maze and Dennis Hahn, offered their views on this theme in two essay contests, and each was pro­ claimed a 1st place winner. Early in 1977, Stephanie Maze entered her essay in the state-wide contest sponsored by the Ameri­ can Legion. The essay was entitled “The Next 200 Years: How Should We Go?” On September 29. 1977, Stephanie received the news that she had won the first place prize of $25. Dennis Hahn entered his essay entitled "If I Were President” in a contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Dennis was chosen the win­ ner of the $25 first place prize in the Senior divi­ sion.

Linda Kemmerer, Judith Kennedy, Susan Kiernan, Maryann Kierst. David King, David Kinsel, Thomas Kirk, Charles Klauder.

John Klein. Tracey Kleinow. Cathy Klosek, Sue Knast, John Koblos, Betty Kocsis, Joseph Koledits, Diane Konopka.

Gail Kontos, Karen Kozinski, Teresa Kraivec, George Krall, John Kreush, Kathleen Kriss, Gary Krolik, Gary Krumbine.

Award-winning essayists, Ste­ phanie and Dennis, begin work on their Seminar in British Lit­ erature research paper. Mary Kryzkowski. Karen Kuchta, Eugene Kuligowski. Karen Kurczeski. Paul Kwiatkowski, Susan Kwiatkowski. Tony Kwiatkowski. Janet Kwiecinski.


State Introduces New Driving Laws l.aura Labassi. David LaBerge, Thomas Lakomski, Karen Lasko. Marc Lasko. Jane Latham, Janice Lawson, Joe Lenahan.

Todd Levine, Cindy Lichtenstein, Pamela Lichtenstein, Steve Licinski, Robert Lockwood, Janet Longo, Susan Lovely. Mike Lowery. Daniel Luther. Richard Lykin. Gary Lyon, Mary Lee L>tkowski, Robert Lytkowski, Debbie McCormack, Joe McCoy, Linda McDermott.

Eileen McDowall, Harry McGowan, Denise McGrath, Scott McGrath, Karen McGuffey, Brian McMillen, Melinda McSpadden, Eileen MacKay. Donna Mahn. Sue Malaspina, Robert Malik, Nancy Malkiewicz. Sue Mandel, Debra Mannell, Claudia Marchesani. Mike Marcinczyk.

The sim ulator room pro­ vides a close to real life driving situation to prepare students for behind-thewheel.


In the near future, many more faculty parking spaces will be taken up by student cars due to the new driving laws permitting I6 V2 year olds to drive. After successfully completing behind-the-wheel, simulators, and the state driver’s ed test, students may obtain their permits. They are limited to driv­ ing between sunrise and sunset, and they must be accompanied by a licensed driver with three years driving experience. At age 17, the student is sched­ uled for the road test. The purpose of this new law is to provide more time for practice driving and, therefore, help to develop more competence among young drivers. Lowering the age for the special permit will also reduce the scheduling problems experienced by the high school Driver-Ed Program. The point system has also been revised so that points are more closely related to the seriousness of the violation. Three points are deducted from a driver’s record for each year of violation-free driv­ ing. Through the enforcement of this new law, the authorities hope to be able to identify and treat problem drivers before their illegal driving becomes out of hand.

Kim Marfan. Jeff Marko, Catherine Martin. Ellen Marzullo.

Bruce Mast, Michael Matthews, Jim Maydish. Marla Maze.

Stephanie Maze. James Mellas, Rene Mendoza, Janise Meyertons.

Patrick Midgley, Laurie Miglin. Valari Milana, Charles Mills.

Barbara Minch, Christine Moe. Alison Moeller, Ann Marie Monaghan.

Adele Mongioi. Brian Moran, James Moran, Mike Mosakowski, Kenneth Moyle, James Mozdzen. Joe Mozdzen, Jo Ann Mulcahy.

Chris Mullin, Barbara Muroski, Daniel Murray, John Mytnick, Cindy Naglich, John Napier, Peggy Neilson, Laura Neiss.

Beth Newman. Suzanne Nieto, Madelyn Noe, Robin Novak, John Noviski, Dennis Nowak, Nancy Nowicki, Susan Nowicki.

Arline Nykvist. Jeryl Oberlander, John Ochman. Patricia O’Connell. Robin Ogborne. Thomas O’Leary. Donna Oleksza, Carol Orlando.


Briody Runs in National AAU Deobrah Owens, Donna Pacchioli. Joyce Palmer. Lisa Papa. Darryl Parker. Lisa Patskanick, Steven Paul. Scott Pazur.

Susana Perez, Charleen Peterson, Michelle Petrozzi, Robin Pfeiffer, Jim Phillips, Mike Phillips, Pat Piccolo, Robin Pierce.

John Plawski

Grace Pohl

Anastasi Polihrom

James Polites

Barbara Pollard

Doreen Posik

Susan Poweski

Donna Prusakowski


Mary Jane displays the traditional “ # 1 popsicle stick” that she consistently won throughout the season.

Albert Puccio, James Puhalski. Michael Quick, Kathleen Quigley.

A year ago, the closest Mary Jane Briody got to the AAU was reading about it in the newspaper. Because of her exceptional talent, however, Mary Jane was invited to participate in the National AAU Cross Country Meet held last November in San Bernadino, California, representing the Shore Athletic Club. During the Cross Country season, Mary Jane’s other achievements included placing 2 nd in the county, 3rd in the Central Group 4, 3rd in the Group 4. and 8 th in the State Competition. After traveling across the United States, and although feeling unprepared to run in the warmer climate, Mary Jane placed 30th. In December, Mary Jane was also advised that her outstanding talent got her a spot on the First Team All-County Cross Country Team. Though she also runs winter and spring track, Mary Jane enjoys Cross Country the most, because she likes distance running. Mary Jane enjoys running Cross Country because she feels “it is an individual sport, in which you run against yourself and try to improve your own time." In practice it is a team effort — you have to push each other. However, when you reach the starting line, “it’s up to you as an indi­ vidual.”

Carol Raab, Helen Rachwal. Joseph Ragonese, Perry Randise.

Darlene Raymond, Marc Reisman, Rudolph Rella, Joe Ricciardi.

Debra Richel, Veronica Rilveria, Lisa Rispoli, Ken Romer.

Wendie Rosar, Jodi Rosenberg, Cheryl Rovira, Tracy Rupp.

Kathy Russo, Stan Russo, Lisa Ruszczyk, Joan Ryan.

Ken Ryan, Tom Ryan, Rich Rysinski. Jackie Saltzman, Fran Salvatore. Christina Santangelo, Sandy Santaniello, Darlene Satorski.

Donna Scanlon, Laurie Schaefer, Tom Schenerman, Lori Schmidt, Margaret Schmidt, Jill Schorr, Bryan Schreiner, Kim Sciarrillo.

Mary Sears, Nancy Sedlak, Gary Seitis, Vincent Servedio, Paul Shapiro, Kathy Shymanski, Sharon Siarniak, Jeff Sica.

Anthony Sideris, Thomas Sieminski, Chris Silvester, Keith Simnor, John Slover, Martin Skurka, Glenn Skarzynski, Rick Simonelli.


Multi-Talented Actor-Athlete Stephen Smierzynski, Diane Smith, Donna Smith. Kyle Smith.

Marc Spiegel, Mark Sobol, MaryLynn Sollecito, Barbara Sotile.

Gloria Soto, Maria Soto, Mark Starek, Dan Stecky.

Dawn Stowers, Dan Strika, Caroline Syslo, Lori Szatkowski.

Ann Marie Szczepanik, Deborah Taormina, Lisa Tevis, Thomas Peake.

Brian Tkatch, Cindy Tobias, Christine Tomkoski, George Totin.

Neil Trainer, Carolyn Trawinski, Debra Trickel, Timothy Triggs.

Robert Triggs. Della Marie Truppo. Susan Twardos, Jo Anne Uhrig, Scott Unkel, Jeanine Van Wagenen, Eric Veit, Danny Viego.

Roger Vincent. Kathy Viner, Carrie Ward. Liz Ward, James Weber. Joseph Weber, Loretta Weinman. Richard Weinman.

Jo\ Wendler, Heidi Weshnak, Timothy Whitaker. Margaret Williams. Lee Wilson, Cheryl Wishney. Mark Wisnewski, Michael Wisnowski.


His name might be familiar from last spring’s Boys’ Tennis roster. Yet, despite the fact that the tennis courts and auditorium stage are at opposite ends of the building, m ulti-talented John DeFilippis is at home on both. Currently enrolled in Theater I, John attributed his interest partly to friend Bruce Mast who has been involved since sophomore year. "It was something I always wanted to try.” John explained, “and 1 knew Bruce had enjoyed doing it.” This interest led John to secure the lead role in “Dial M for Murder,” the very first play he audi­ tioned for. Despite inexperience, John had commanding stage presence. His portrayal of Tony Wendice was convincing and complete with an authentic British accent maintained throughout the play. It was obvious on the opening night of the play that the last flaws that earmark the beginner had disap­ peared. Inevitably, December 2nd arrived. Although John was vaguely aware of the knot in his stomach early Friday morning, it wasn’t until the crew began applying stage make-up that he became conscious of time. The words ’’seven-thirty" clicked into place, bringing on John’s first encoun­ ter with acute pre-stage jitters. The nervousness experienced by the rest of the cast only heightened the performance. By the time the curtain opened, John was immersed totally in his character, and his concentration was rarely broken. Most of the time he was unaware of any­ thing beyond the stage. Until the applause. Although the theater wasn’t as full Saturday evening, over 300 applauded as the curtains closed on Friday night’s performance. Smiling, John’s words reflected his emotions dur­ ing the curtain call. “I never felt anything like it," he said in awe.

Tony W endice (John DeFilippis) begins to plot the murder of his wife. Janet Witkowski, Sheila Wlodarczyk. Cindi Wnorowski. Betty Anne Wolf, Michael Woods, Karen Wos. Diane Wozniak, Bill Wrubel.

Kevin Yaremko, Ed Yin, Greg Yurish, Susan Zabicki, Leticia Zalaznick. Terri Zamorski. Cathy Zentek. Ellen Zielinski.

Maryann Ziemba. Candy Zollinger, Daniel Zuczek.


The last cheer had ended and the last team was announced. For underclassmen, the pep rally was over. Refusing to let it end, we began a chorus of “seniors are # 1” and didn’t stop even after we had returned to classes. It was our year. For some of us, the time had passed too quickly, and for others, it had not passed quickly enough. But we couldn’t deny the changes. No matter how seriously we had taken ourselves as sopho­ mores, we could look back now and marvel at some of the dumb things we did then. By senior year, our attitude towards school had begun to relax. We valued our licenses, our jobs, and the lit­ tle time we had left to spend with each other. With time our talents had matured, and some received long-deserved recognition. Graduating at the head of our class, Randall Corman and Peggy Buchman achieved the honors of valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Jeff Yeck earned the distinction of being a National Merit Finalist and our senior class boasted five other com­ mended scholars. Senior athlete Rhonda Rompola broke all previous scoring records in the history of Sayreville High School Basketball. A resounding success, our Homecoming week­ end was the first event seniors took pride in. We took the spirit competition on Friday and went on to take first place again on Saturday, with “The Great Pumpkin,” our float entry in the homecom­ ing competition. Janie Murphy received our vote of approval for Homecoming Queen 1977. Side by side, we shared a sense of restlessness and expectation as the year came to a close. On May 25, we spent a day at Downingtown Inn in Pennsylvania, and boarded the bus again on June 2 to travel to Westmount Country Club, the site of our prom. Fanfare set the mood with “Just the Way You Are.” The restlessness and rising sense of excitement finally culm inated on Thursday, June 15. Exchanging nervous glances, we took our places in the graduation procession. We accepted our diplo­ mas triumphantly, without realizing that moment had dissolved the last bond that held our class together. Some of us cried afterwards, partially to relieve the tension. But tears of sadness were also shed as our sense of loss settled in around us.


Randall Corman

Peggy Buchman



SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Bottom: Barb Galaro, Sec.; Jody Mehl, Vice Pres. Second Row: Allyn Zeisler, Pres.; Margaret McDonald, Treas. Third Row: Mrs. M. Carltock, Mrs. L. Lang, Head advisor. Top: Mr. M. Bordak, advisor; Mr. D. Schmeyer, advisor. Missing: Kathy Jones.


Lou Acero

Christopher Adasczik

Jim Albert

Wendy Ambrose

Karen Anderson

Laura Anderson

While doing research in the library. Jeff Veck tries to collect his thoughts for his World Lit paper.


Joseph Antone

Cindy Antonides

Nancy Applegate

Bob Arden

LOU ACERO: 93 Wilson Ave., Parlin. Soccer 2, 3, 4: Quo Vadis Sports Editor 4: Student Council 4. CHRISTOPHER ADASCZ1K: 118 Kendall Dr.. Parlin.

Confidence Brings Honors Mary Margaret Amelia

Lowell Aube

Irene Babinetz

JIM ALBERT: 52 Albert Dr., Parlin. Baseball 2. 3.4. BOB ALBERT: 22 S. Edward St., Sayre. Football 2: Basketball 2. 4. TOM ALESSI: 8 Scheid Dr.. Parlin. Soccer 4.

“I felt like hiding,” Jeff Yeck laughed. All eyes were on him as Dr. Parnell congratulated him via the public address system. This is what happened when he received notification of his semi-finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship pro­ gram. Dr. Parnell and the other administrators were rightfully pleased. Sayreville High School had not boasted a semi-finalist since 1975. Prior to taking the PSAT’s in December of 1976, Jeff conceded that he hadn’t consciously con­ nected the PSAT with the National Merit pro­ gram. Accordingly, during the testing period he never felt pressured by it, and felt confident of his performance upon completion of the test. Unlike the majority of his fellow seniors, Jeff was satisfied with his test results. He scored impressively in the 700 range in both the math and verbal sections. Those scores earned him a place among the top 15,000 (upper 1%) out of a total of one million col­ lege bound seniors. Although 14,000 semi-finalists will qualify for finalist standing, only a small por­ tion of those students will receive the highly cov­ eted scholarships. Jeff explained that semi-finalists are rated on the basis of their school activities. Elected to the National Honor Society during junior year, Jeff Yeck has served as Sports Editor for Echo-Lites and participated in the pit band. His sights are set on a career in law or government, and he plans to major in political science and then go on to law school.

- ANNETTE ALEXIONOK: 73 MacArthur Ave.. Sayre. Chorus 2, 3: Spanish Club 3. JACQUIE ALTMAN: 4 Hemlock Dr., Parlin. WENDY AMBROSE: 22 Roosevelt Blvd.. Parlin. F.N.A. 4: Echo Lites4: N.H.S.4. KAREN ANDERSON: 12 Eisenhower Dr., Sayre. Basketball 2. 3, 4; Softball 2: Field Hockey 3. LAURA ANDERSON: 9 Maple St.. Parlin. JOSEPH ANTONE: 29 William St.. Old Bridge. Football 2. 3,4: Baseball 2, 3, 4: Wrestling 3.4. CINDY ANTONIDES: 78 M acArthur Ave., Sayre. Echo Lites 2. JUDY ANTONTEWICZ: 4 Juniper Lane, Parlin. Fall Drama 2: Spring Musical 2; Quo Vadis 2: Dramatis Parsonae 2. JOHN APPLEGATE: 28 Krumb St., Sayre. NANCY APPLEGATE: 117 Luke St.. Morgan. Spanish Club 2: Quo Vadis Activities Editor 4. BOB ARDEN: 166 Luke St.. Morgan. MARY MARGARET ARNELLA: 125 Liberty St.. Morgan. Spring Track Mgr. 2, 3; French Club 2: N.H.S. 3. 4: Quo Vadis 3, Activities Edi­ tor 4. LOWELL AUBE: 5005 Bordentown Ave.. Old Bridge. Football 2. 3: Winter Track 2. 3, 4: Spring Track 2. 3. 4.

Jack Ballo

IRENE BABINETZ: 335 Main St.. Sayre. Basket­ ball 2; Spring Track 2. JACK BALLO: 17 Eisenhower Dr.. Sayre. LOIS BALON: 119 Miller Ave., Sayre. JERRY BANIOWSKI: 25 Horseshoe Dr.. Sayre.

Lois Balon

Jerry Baniowski

Patricia Banks

PATRICIA BANKS: 511 Main St.. Sayre. Images 2. 3. 4: Echo Lites 3, 4; German Club 3: Girl’s Citizenship Delegate 3.


78 — Real Winners The Class of 1978 did it again! For the 2nd year in a row they won the Homecoming float competi­ tion. The events of the weekend did have one sad note, however. This was their last Homecoming as students of SWMHS. Friday, October 20, began with the traditional pep rally. Class President Allyn Zeisler admitted to feeling a little anxious that morning, although she felt fairly confident that the seniors would win the spirit competition. “It’s tradition that seniors win it," Allyn said. After a couple of rounds of R-OW-D-I-E, the seniors had the spirit competition in the bag, although underclassmen felt differently. Reluctant to see the pep rally end, a group of sen­ iors began their own chorus of cheers shouting “seniors are # 1” above the jeers of the underclass­ men. By that afternoon, the senior class float had been completed, the result of more than three weeks of daily effort. The contributing seniors included Donna Smith, Peg Buchman, Lee Zuzzio, Alene Minchew. Lisa Martens, and the five senior officers. Vice President Jody Mehl mentioned that, “a few other seniors deserve credit for coming in whenever they had some time to spare.” The effort paid off. During the homecoming fes­ tivities the senior float, “The Great Pumpkin” was awarded first place. The prize of $25.00 was added to the senior class treasury.

Donna Bartkovsky

Tom Barbieri

James Baron

Debra Bartz

Chris Baszak

Diane Bechtle


Donald Bell

Joel Berke

Mary Betzler

Nancy Billington

Glenn Bloodgood

Chris Bobbins

Robert Bobek

Keith Bolen

Charles Borowinski

Ron Borup

Carol Bringhurst

PETER BARBA: 4 Kenneth Ave., Parlin. TOM BARBIER1: 16 University Pi., Parlm. Cross Country 2.3,4; Spring Track 3; Quo Vadis 4. JAMES BARON: 22 Eisenhower Dr.. Sayre. Spring Track 2, 3. DONNA BARTKOVSKY: 77 Wilson Ave., Par­ lin. DEBRA BARTZ: 1097 Bordentown Ave., Parlin. CHRIS BASZAK: 75 Harding Ave.. Parlin. DIANE BECHTLE: 28 Coolidge Ave., Parlin. Boys" Gymnastics Mgr. 3. TOM BEHR: 4 Lani St.. S.A. DONALD BELL: 51 Ash Terr., Parlin. Soccer 2; Stage Band 2: Wrestling 3,4. JV Capt. 2. JOEL BERKE: 24 Frederick PL, Parlin. Quo Vadis 4: Echo Lites4. MARY BETZLER: 15 Glenwood Ave., Sayre. Spanish Club 2: Echo Lites 2, 3: N.H.S. 3, 4; Ecology Club Treas. 3: F.T.A. 4. NANCY B1LLINGTON: 6 Milliken Rd.. Sayre. Marching Band 2, 3, 4: Concert Band 2, 3, 4: Pit Band 2. 3. 4; Spanish Club 2, 3: N.H.S. 3, 4: Quo Vadis 2, 3. GLENN BLOODGOOD: 236 Olsen St., S.A. CHRIS BOBBINS: 36 Kierst St.. Parlin. Soccer 3. 4. ROBERT BOBEK: 82 Merritt Ave., S.A. KEITH BOLEN: 350 S. Pine Ave., S.A. CHARLES BOROW1NSKI: 37 Furman Ave., Sayre. Wrestling 2. RON BORUP: 611 Main St., Sayre. Basketball 2, 3. 4: Baseball 2. 3, 4. CAROL BR1NGHURST: 20 Merritt Ave., Sayre. TED BROUDY: 31 Driftwood Dr.. Parlin. Wres­ tling 2. 3. 4. Fed Brouds

Kathy Bruen

Peggy Buchman

KATHY BRUEN: 21 Cori St.. Parlin. PEGGY BUCHMAN: 13 Columbia PL, Parlin. French Club 2: Spring Musical 2; Chorus 2: Class Secy 3: S.H.S. 3: N.H.S. 3, 4; Biology Club 4. PAULA BUCZYNSKI: 36 Sherwood Rd.. Parlin. French Club 4: Math Club 4: N.H.S. 4. NICKI BUFFALINO: 96 Boehmhurst Ave., Sayre. F.T.A. 3.

Paula Buczynski

Nicki Buffalino

Shelley Bunyon

Above: The winning Senior class float goes around the stadium for the final time.

SHELLEY BUNYON: 15 Robin Hood Dr., Par­ lin. Spanish Club 2, 3. 147

The morning shift at many of the local restaurants may face a cutback due to the new lateness policy put into effect on February 6 , 1978. During last November and December, on the aver­ age, 180-210 students came in late each day. According to Mr. Weber, the school’s old policy of assigning detention to late students was not effective enough. Therefore, the policy was proposed to get as many students to school on time as possible in order to bring lateness down, and to decrease the extreme amount of paper work. The students had one day’s grace. In other words, the first time a student was late he didn’t have to be accompanied by a parent to be admitted. However, a letter was sent to the parents notifying them of the lateness. From here on, the student had to bring his parent to school. Since the parent knew he would have to accompany the student, it was hoped that lateness would be cut down quite a bit. Any student over 18 was automatically suspended for the day. In this respect, it was believed that the absentee rate would go up, but phone calls were made to homes on days the student was absent. Students who submitted a written note in advance were excused. Legitimate excuses included driving tests, funerals, doctor or dentist appointments. Early in 1978, the new policy seemed to be effec­ tive. Two days after Christmas vacation, lateness was down low because students thought the new policy was in effect. Once they learned it wasn’t in effect as yet. lateness went right back up. The main objective of the policy is for the benefit of the student. In order to pass a course and eventu­ ally graduate, it is necessary to be in class, on time.

Bill Cerase


Anthony Cetta

Lee Ann Burke

Leslie Burkshot

Roseann Burrets

Cindy Buyofski

Beth Callahan

Mary Ann Callahan

Laura Carr

Lisa Carroll

Donna Cassidy

Chele Castrorao

David R. Cavanaugh

Steven Centofanti

Rich Chaplin

Michael Chiacchiaro

Mark Cholowski



Ken Christensen

Dehhie Ciecko

Kelly Clark

Eileen Clarke

Alice Coakley

Flo Cohen

LEE ANN BURKE: 4 Wick Dr., Sayre. LESLIE BURKSHOT: 12 Thomas St.. S.A. MultiMedia Club 3; Ecology Club 4. ROSEANN BURRETS: 22 Cedar Terr.. Parlin. CINDY BUYOFSK1: 10 S. Edward St.. Sayre. German Club 4, Sec'y 2, 3: Color Guard 3: French Club 4: Pep Club Sec'y, Treas. 4: Quo Vadis 4: Twirling 4: Chorus 4. BETH CALLAHAN: 22 Birch Terr.. Parlin. French Club 2; Softball 2, 3. 4: N.H.S. 3.4. MARY ANN CALLAHAN. 33 Furman Ave., Sayre. Student Council 2: Color Guard 2: Spring Musical 2, 3. LAURA CARR: 138 Marsh Ave.. Sayre. Twirling 3, 4: Business Club 4: N.H.S. 4. LISA CARROLL: 17 Becker Dr.. Parlin. Spanish Club 2. 3. DONNA CASSIDY: 11 Gavel Rd.. Sayre. Drill Team 2. 3: Business Club 3. CHELE CASTRORAO: 22 Surrey Lane. Parlin. Spring Track 3,4: D.E.C.A. 4; Quo Vadis 4. DAVID R. CAVANAUGH: 74 Deerfield Rd.. Sayre. Marching Bnad 2. 3: Concert Band 2. 3, 4; Pit Band 3, 4. STEVEN CENTOFANTI: 12 Frederick PL. Par­ lin. BILL CERASE: 27 Haven Terr.. Parlin. ANTHONY CETTA: 20 Robin Hood Dr.. Sayre. RICH CHAPLIN: 21 Eric Ct.. Parlin. Basketball 2.

John Coletti

Patricia Comerford

Greg Connors

Kathy Connors

Marty Conroy

Steve Consolo

Donna Constantineau

Debbie Conway

Kathleen Cordes

MICHAEL CH1ACCHIARO: 28 Wailing St., Sayre. German Club 2. 3. MARK CHOLOWSK1: 53 Richards Dr.. Parlin. Spring Track 2: Biology Club 2: Jazz Rock Ensemble 3; Echo Lites 3: Spanish Club 3. KEN CHRISTENSEN: 103 Washington Rd.. Sayre. DEBBIE CIECKO: 43 Hart St.. Sayre. F.S.A. 2. KELLY CLARK: Box 274 Rt. 35. S.A. EILEEN CLARKE: 10 Dunlap Dr., Parlin. Spring Track 3. 4. ALICE COAKLEY: 38 Jensen Rd.. Sayre. Marching Band 2, 3; Concert Band 2. 3. 4; Pit Band 3; Ecology Club Vice Pres. 3. Sec'y 4: F.T.A. 3, Sec'y 4: Quo Vadis Curriculum Editor 4. FLO COHEN: 19 Haven Terr.. Parlin. Student Council 2. 3. 4; Quo Vadis 4. JOHN COLETTI: 35 Deerfield Rd., Parlin. PARTICIA COMERFORD: 8 Con St.. Parlin. F.S.A. 2. GREG CONNORS: 60 Furman Ave.. Sayre. KATHY CONNORS: 410 Main St.. Sayre. Field Hockey 2, 3: Co-C'apt. 4: Student Council 2. 3. 4: Basketball 2, 4: Basketball Club 3. 4; Softball 2; Spring Track 3.4; Quo Vadis 3, 4. MARTY CONROY: 33 Hemlock Dr.. Parlin. Baseball 2. 3. 4; Boys' State Alternate 3: French Club 4: N.H.S. 4. STEVE CONSOLO: 9 Stradford Rd.. Parlin. DONNA CONSTANTINEAU: 150 Madison St.. Morgan. DEBBIE CONWAY: 40 Albert Dr.. Parlin. K ATHLEEN CORDES: 14 Carter PL. Parlin.

Randy Corman

Ed Corvino

John Coyle

Susan Coyle

Kelly Cushing

Kathy D'Aloia


Roseanne Dandola

Maria D'Arpa

Debra A. Davis

Jerry DeCristofaro

Student liaison Jerriann Donella gives the students* point of view.

RANDY CORMAN: 153 Standiford Ave.. Sayre. Chess Club 2, 3; Echo-Lites 4.

Student Liaison Student Council president Jerriann Donnella served as Sayreville High's first student liaison with the Board of Ed. Beginning in November. Jerriann attended the monthly "open" Board meetings, giving the students' point of view on issues concerning the high school student body. She also surveyed students' opinions about ques­ tions like the 12:09 dismissal, and reported her findings to the Board members. Jerriann first learned about the position of stu­ dent liaison in May. 1977. when she attended a Board of Education dinner for "Youth and Gov­ ernment Week." At this dinner Mr. Thomas Strugala. Board president, announced his decision to appoint a student liaison. Jerriann liked the idea, but she didn't expect to be chosen. However, that July she received a call from Mr. Strugala asking her to accept the position. "I was really excited." Jerriann recalled, "and happy about helping the school." In August. Jerriann attended a Leadership Training Camp in Blairstown. N.J.. where she met with other student representatives from schools throughout the state. On returning to school, she received her guidelines from Dr. Parnell and the student council advisors. Mrs. Kratinski and Miss Kwiatkowski. By November she had attended her first Board meeting as student liaison. Jerriann set no long term goals, except, "to make sure I do a good job." Although her period as student liaison ended in June, she plans to con­ tinue her involvement with student government in college.

ED CORV1NO: 881 Bordentown Ave., S.A. Foot­ ball 2. 3. JOHN COYLE: 7 Maple St.. Sayre. Football 2. 3. 4. SUSAN COYLE: 54 Price St.. Sayre. SUE CRISTOSI: 20 Eric Ct., Parlin. Spring Musi­ cal 4. l.snn Mane Dehnz

KIRK CROASMUN: 9 Mohawk La.. Parlin. Football 2, 3; Wrestling 2, 3,4; Baseball 2, 3, 4. TOM CRUMMY: 1 Amherst PL, Parlin. Soccer 2, 3. KELLY CUSHING: 55 Haven Terr.. Parlin. Spring Track 2. 3. M ICHELLE CZACHUR: 25 Fanwood Dr.. Sayre. Basketball Mgr. 2. 3. 4; Spring Track 3; Quo Vadis Sports Editor 4; Basketball Club Sec­ retary 4; N.H.S. 3.4.

John Dekanski

PHYLLIS D’ADDIO: 11 Zaleski Dr.. Sayre. French Club 2. 3; Dramatis Personae 2. 3: Fall Drama 2, 3, 4: Quo Vadis 3: N.H.S. 3. 4: D.E.C.A. 4. JEANNE DAIL: 40 Harrison St., Sayre. KATHY D’ALOIA: 34 Kuberski Dr., Sayre. Spanish Club 2. ROSEANNE DANDOLA: 4 Cheyenne Dr.. Par­ lin. Class Vice Pres. 2: Spanish Club 2, 3. 4; N.H.S. 3.4: S.H.S.4; F.T.A. 4. MARIE D’ARPA: 39 Kendall Dr., Sayre.

Arthur J. Deimotte

DEBRA A. DAVIS: 79 Marsh Ave., Sayre. Images 3, 4; Color Guard 3, 4: Quo Vadis 4; F.N.A. 4: Spring Track 4. JERRY DE CRISTOFARO: 72 Haven Terr., Par­ lin. Soccer 3; Wrestling 2, 3.4: Spring Track 4. LYNN MARIE DEHNZ: 19 Hilltop Ave., S.A. Jazz Rock Ensemble 4: Chorus 4. JOHN DEKANSKI: 16 Haag St., Sayre. Football 2, 4: Spring Track 2. ARTHUR J. DELMOTTE: 141 March Ave.. Sayre.

Susan DeMavo

Diane DePasquale

Diane DeRisi

SUSAN DEMAYO: 26-18 Ernston Rd„ Parlin. N.H.S. 4. DIANE DE PASQUALE: 23 Stevenson St.. Par­ lin. DIANE DE RISE 28 Harrison PL, Parlin. JOE DESFOSSE: 41 Elm Terr.. Parlin. Spring Track 2: N.H.S. 3.4. DEBBIE DE SILVESTRO: 55 Cedar Terr.. Par­ lin.

Joe Desfosse

Debbie DeSilvestro

Karen DeVoe

KAREN DE VOE: 11 Jensen Rd„ Sayre. F.S.A. 2, 3: F.B.L.A. 4.


Jay DeWorth

Deborah Dickerson

Cynthia Dietseh

Anthony J. DiMatteo

John Donahue

Jerriann Donella

Job placem ent counselor Mrs. Rhodes, assists Michele Masarik in preparing for a job interview. Pat Donlon

Joe Donnells


Kelly Donnelly

Natalie Donnells

Darken Drake

JAY DE WORTH: 390 Main St., Sayre. Winter Track 2. 3. 4; Spring Track 2. 3, 4; Football 2: Soccer 4; N.H.S. 4. DEBORAH DICKERSON: 31 Fielek Terr., Parlin. Math Club 4. CYNTHIA DIETSCH: 11 Pershing Ave., Sayre. ANTHONY J. DI MATTEO: 14 Baumer Rd.. Sayre. Soccer 2; Wrestling 2. JOHN DONAHUE: 10 Albert Dr., Parlin. John Drey fuss

Arlene Drwal

Cindy Dubil

JERRIANN DONELLA: 78 Weber Ave., Sayre. Class Sec’y. 2; Drill Team 2: Baseball Mgr. 2, 3, 4; Winter Track 2: Student Council Sec’y. 3, Pres. 4; Soccer Mgr. 3.4. PAT DON LON: 5 Surrey Lane, Parlin. JOE DONNELLY: 7 Stevenson St., Parlin. Wres­ tling 2. 3: N.H.S. 3,4; Baseball 3, 4. KELLY DONNELLY: 48 Albert Dr.. Parlin. Class Pres. 3; Student Council 4. NATALIE DONNELLY: 5 Lagoda St., Parlin. Stage Crew 3, 4: Math Club 4; N.H.S. 4.

Cathy During

Regina Eckstrom

Susan Eisenberger

DARLEEN DRAKE: 25 Wilson Ave.. Parlin. Images 3, 4; Ecology Club 3, 4: Spanish Club 3, 4; Biology Club 3. JOHN DREYFUSS: 36 Campbell Dr„ Parlin. Football 2, 3. 4; Tennis 3, 4; N.H.S. 3. 4; Stu­ dent Council 3; Winter Track 4. ARLENE DRWAL: 18 Jacobson St., Sayre. Ger­ man Club 2. Pres. 3. CINDY DUBIL: 2 Deborah St.. Parlin. Spring Track 2.

Dorothy English

Tim Eppinger

Elaine Esser

CATHY DURING: 37 Dodd Pl„ S.A. Images 3. 4. REGINA ECKSTROM: 139 Kendall Dr., Parlin. Field Hockey 2, 3, 4; Spring Track 2, 3. 4; Win­ ter Track 4; D.E.C.A. 4. SUSAN EISENBERGER: 9 Devonshire Rd., Par­ lin. Tennis 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2: Color Guard 2; Library Council 3, Vice Pres. 4; Multi-Media 3: Stage Crew 3. 4: Track 4. DOROTHY ENGLISH: 99 Harding Ave.. Parlin. French Club 2, 3, 4; Echo Lites 3; Business Club 3.4; F.N.A.4.

Greg Fallon

Ken Fallon

TIM EPPINGER: 5 Wilbur Terr.. Sayre. ELAINE ESSER: 45 Price St., Sayre. JOHN EVERITT: 7 Martha Blvd.. S.A. Chemis­ try League 3. GREG FALLON: 81 Boehmurst Ave.. Sayre. KEN FALLON: 4Nimitz PL, Sayre. KATHY FAZEKAS: 178 Grove St., S.A. Softball 2; Pep Club 2: Library Council 4. STEVE FEELEY: 15 Albert Dr„ Parlin.

Kath> Fazekas

Steve Feeley

ROBERT FEHL: 42 Ash Terr., Parlin. 153

Marlene Flechner

Marie Fraykor

Dave Freeman

Randy Corman. Lynn Lucas and Yasmin Haque discuss their Euro­ pean experiences. Tracey Freyer

Richard Fruehwirth


Sal Fuoti

Barbara Galaro

LORI FELLER: 14 Fielek Terr.. Parlin. F.S.A. 2. JOHN FITZGERALD: 24 Birch Terr., Parlin. Football 4.

Friends Abroad “Greetings from the innocent abroad,” wrote Yasmin Haque to a friend in a letter postdated July 5, 1977. “I’m in London now and it’s the greatest. It was the first of the seven European cities Yasmin visited during her one month stay in Europe. Seniors Lynn Lucas and Randall Corman also had the opportunity to tour parts of Europe during the summer prior to their senior year. Through the Lion’s Club Exchange Program, Lynn spent six weeks in Finland. Visiting a friend of his father’s, Randy spent 10 days in Germany, also seeing much of Northern Italy. How did it feel to be an American Student abroad for the first time? Below, the students rel­ ate what impressions they came away with. Q. How difficult was the language barrier? A. “Well the parents couldn’t speak English too well but the daughter could. The mother kept saying to me. ‘Anything that makes you happy makes me happy.’ ” lynn A. “I spoke a little German, but not much. It was no problem because my host was fluent in both languages.” randy Q. Was it anything like you expected? A. “1 don’t know. I had totally different day­ dreams about it. It was a lot different than I pictured — I thought it would be more sophisticated.” yasmin A. “ No, Germany looked different than I expected — cleaner. There’s a lot of Ameri­ can influence, especially the music.” randy Q. Do Europeans eat or dress much differently than we do? A. “Well, the major difference is that they’re a lot poorer.” yasmin A. “The food was basically the same — but it’s cooked differently. They used a lot of fish. We had pizza one time — there was octopus on top!” lynn A. “The food wasn’t so great. The Germans used too many cold cuts. German beer? It was much better.” randy

MARIANNE FITZPATRICK: 30 Ash Terr.. Par­ lin. Marching Band 2, 3.4: Concert Band 2, 3,4; Stage Band 3. 4: Pit Band 3; F.T.A. 3, 4; Chorus 4. MARLENE FLECHNER: 18-20 Ernston Rd., Parlin. Images 2, 3: F.S.A. 2, 3; Echo Lites 4: 5. H.S.4: N.H.S.4. MARY LOU FLEMING: 17 Louis St.. Parlin. Student Council 2, 3, 4: Cheerleader 3, 4: Quo Vadis 4. LAURA FODOR: 6 Becker Dr.. Parlin. Gymnas­ tics Mgr. 2; Spring Track 2; Images 3, 4; D.E.C.A. 4. RON FOX: 39 Hemlock Dr„ Parlin. D.E.C.A. 4. Rich Gaul

MARIE FRAYKOR: 174 Jersey St.. Morgan. DAVE FREEMAN: 43 Weber Ave„ Sayre. TRACEY FREYER: 128 Buchanan Ave.. Parlin. RICHARD FRUEHWIRTH: I43-A Luke St., S.A. S.H.S. 3. 4: Math Club 4. SAL FUOTI: 25 Kendall Dr., Parlin. Spring Track 3.4.

Sherry Gavaletz

RAYMOND FUSCO: 8 Louis St.. Parlin. BARBARA GALARO: 92 Coolidge Ave.. Parlin. Field Hockey 2. 3, 4: Spring Track 2, 4: Student Council 2. 3: Quo Vadis 3: Class Sec’y. 4. DIANE GARNETT: 16 Latham Circle, Parlin. Marching Band 2. 3; Concert Band 2. 3: F.S.A. 2.4. Pres?3: N.H.S. 3.4. RICH GAUL: 481 S. Pine Ave.. S.A.

John Genus

SHERRY GAVALETZ: 50 Patton Dr., Sayre. Library Council 2. 3. Pres. 4; Pep Club 2. JOHN GENUS: 64 Edward St., Sayre. Soccer 2. 3, 4: Spring Track 2. GARY GEORGE: 60 Hillside Ave., Sayre. Gym­ nastics 2, 4. THERESA GERLESKY: 15 Birch Terr.. Parlin.

Gary George

Theresa Gerlesky

Paul Gerula

PAUL GERULA: 1 Singleton St.. Morgan. Foot­ ball 2.3: Baseball 2,3.



Evelyn Ghigliotti

Ruth Giera

Keith Gilde

Donald Ginelli

Greg Giovenco

Donna Marie Gizzi

John Godowski

llene Goldkopf

Karen Good

Maureen Gorman

Mitchell Grady

Deborah Grandinetti

Michael Grandinetti

Gayle Grankowski

Mark Guancione

Judith Guilfoyle

Rich Gulick

Bob Halpin

Donna Marie Hambley

James Hamill

Richard Hammer

Diane E. Hampson

Renee Hanaway

Richard Hanson

Yasmin Haque

EVELYN GHIGLIOTTI: 5 William St.. Sayre. F.S.A. 3. RUTHGIERA: 11 Furman, Sayre. KEITH GILDE: 96 Buchanan Ave., Parlin. Soc­ cer 2. 3. 4; Spring Track 2. 3. 4. DONALD G1NELLI: 13 Kendall Dr.. Parlin. Stage Crew 3. 4.

”Eye Missed It” News Broadcast In a tone alternating between the seriousness of the news program whose name they chose to par­ ody and the offbeat humor of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend update, six seniors presented their version of the past two decades in a newscast. Entitled "Eye Missed It News.” the name was appropriate enough. The IMN team had not eyewitnessed all of the events they reported, but com­ piled most of their information from periodicals. Chosen over two other options, the newscast ful­ filled one of the requirements of Mr. Boardman’s Critical Issues class. It had taken an estimated 8-10 hours of research, plus time for planning and script-writing before it was presented during their third period class on January 19th. To lend authenticity, each reporter sported a yellow IMN tag, and anchorman Arki Szot wore the traditional blue blazer and dark tie. Illustrations and charts also lent a professional quality to the news cast. Fourteen straight news stories were covered including comparisons between Russian and American technology, the Son of Sam saga, and the recent death of Hubert Humphrey. A timely account of the high school’s new policy on student tardiness, voted on only two evenings before, was also given. Utilizing the full forty minutes, the news cast was complete down to commercial breaks, a gour­ met spot, weather and news. Steve Sobol put in a solid performance as IMN’s advertising department, his Audio World commer­ cial rivaling any professional announcer’s. “If you close your eyes, he sounds just like a radio,” one student remarked. Others agreed. The other humorous touches included the weather and gourmet spots. Chip Wiggins, in his very best Storm Field, narrated the forecast while Arki zanily illustrated the predictions, putting the class into hysterics. Playing the “mad illustrator” again, Szot dem­ onstrated his “gourmet technique” in making scrambled eggs, using illustrations of a pan, eggs, water faucet, and hammer, much like flash cards were used. It also elicited appreciative laughter from the class. “Very good,” Mr. Boardman repeated several times at the close of the newscast. He was so impressed that he graded the project immediately. It received an “A.”

GREG GIOVENCO: 739 Bordentown Ave.. Sayre. DONNA MARIE G1ZZI: 3 Wilbur Terr., Sayre. F.T.A.4. Donna Hauser

JOHN GODOWSKI: 18 Glenwood Ave.. Sayre. Marchine Band 2, 3, 4; Jazz Rock Ensemble 2, 3, 4; Pit Band 2. 3, 4; Concert Band 2. 3, 4; Stage Crew 4; Math Club 4. 1LENE G O LD K O PF: 61 Jensen Rd.. Sayre. Marching Band 2. 3: Pit Band 2, 3, 4; Concert Band 2. 3. 4; Quo Vadis 3; Library Council 4; Images 4. KAREN GOOD: 3 Eisenhower Dr.. Sayre. MAUREEN GORMAN: 15 Ida St.. Sayre. MITCHELL GRADY: 7 Adam Blvd., S.A. DEBORAH GRANDINETTI: 33 Creamer Dr., Sayre. Images 2, 3. 4: Spring Track 2. 3: Echo Lites 3. Feature Editor 4; N.H.S. 3, Vice Pres. 4; Biology Club 3, Pres. 4; Quo Vadis Copy Editor 4: Girls' State Delegate 3. MICHAEL GRANDINETTI: 33 Creamer Dr.. Sayre. Soccer 2: Football 3. GAYLE GRANKOWSKI: 29 Lavern St.. Sayre. Basketball 2. 3. 4: Softball 2, 3, 4: Field Hockey 3: N.H.S. 3.4: F.B.L.A. 4. MARK GUANCIONE: 44 Ash Terr.. Parlin. JUDITH GUILFOYLE: 9 Miara St., Parlin. F.S.A. 2. 3. 4: F.T.A. 2; F.B.L.A. Vice Pres. 2.

Don Heimall

RICH GULICK: 25 Robin PL, Parlin. Baseball 2, 4: Football 3. BOB HALPIN: 38 Pinetree Dr., Parlin. DONNA MARIE HAMBLEY: 99 Kendall Dr.. Parlin. Color Guard 2. JAMES HAMILL: 37 Elm Terr.. Parlin. RICHARD HAMMER: 6 Gorczyca PL. S.A. French Club 2. 3; N.H.S. 3, 4: Baseball 3. 4; Chemistry League 3. DIANE E. HAMPSON: 38 Eisenhower Dr.. Sayre. Chorus 3, 4; Concert Band 3, 4: Spring Musical 3. 4. RENEE HANAWAY: 25 Parkway PL. Parlin.

Linda Ann Heisler

RICHARD HANSON: 15 Campbell Dr.. Parlin. YASMIN HAQUE: 73 Pulaski Ave., Sayre. Echo Lites 2; Images 2, Short Story Editor 3. Layout Editor 4: S.H.S. 3. Vice Pres. 4: Biology Club 3, Sec’y. 4: Quo Vadis Curriculum Editor 4: N.H.S. 3. Treas. 4. DONNA HAUSER: 39 Fielek Terr., Parlin. Softball 2: Class Sec’y. 3. CAROL HAYDEN: 6 Sunrise Terr., Parlin. DON HEIMALL: 33 Buchanan Ave., Sayre. LINDA ANN HEISLER: 94 Miller Ave., Sayre.

Barbara Hennessy

BARBARA HENNESSY: 2-8 Sky Top Gardens, Parlin. Basketball 2. 3, 4; Softball 2. 3. 4; Field Hockey 3.4. 157

Romano Publishes

Christine Herman

Rare is the teacher who conducts a biology class that succeeds in getting the students actively involved in the learning process. One such teacher is Mrs. Romano, who enjoyed some of the recogni­ tion she deserved last December when an article she had written was published in Science Teacher Magazine. During 1976. in what began as simply a new idea to interest and share with her students, Mrs. Romano developed a technique with which her students, who were experimenting with flies, could photograph the results. The process was easy for her students to master, required only a camera and a minimum of inexpensive materials. The students were extremely enthusiastic about the idea, and even more so about the “great results.” When Mrs. Romano attended the Bicentennial Convention of New Jersey Science Teachers in the spring of 1976, her colleagues suggested she submit the idea for publication. After doing so in July, she waited a year and half before the article appeared in print. Mrs. Romano recalls feeling “ very excited” and “very pleased. I received congratula­ tory calls from many colleagues.” Entitled “Instant Photomicrographs,” the article appear ed on page 34 of the December 1977 issue. The blew Jersey Science Teachers Association has since expressed an interest in the article, asking Mrs. Romano to submit it to them along with some of the photographs.

Brenda Hockman


Dorothy W. Holliday

Marvanne Holsworth

Donna Holthausen

Terry Huegel

Sandra I . Hughes

Mark Humphrey

Debra Huneke

Greg Hunnemeder

C H RISTIN E HERM AN: 40 Lee Ave.. S.A. Spring Track 2. 3: F.B.L.A. 3; F.S.A. 2. DAVE HERRICK: 20 Jacobson St.. Sayre. Foot­ ball 2. BRENDA HOCKMAN: 5 Elm Terr.. Parlin. DOROTHY W. HOLLIDAY: 4 Eric Ct.. Parlin. Echo Lites 3; Spanish Club 4; F.T.A. 4. David Husak

Alyssa Iaciofoli

Carol Ann Izworski

MARYANNE HOLSWORTH: 52 Cedar Terr., Parlin. Color Guard 2. DONNA HOLTHAUSEN: 12 Woodlawn Ave., Parlin. Student Council 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4: Spring Track 2. TERRY HUEGEL: 30 Kendall Dr.. Parlin. SANDRA L. HUGHES: 150 Norton St.. Morgan. Laura Jacobi

Joan Jakubczak

Derryl Jarvis

MARK HUM PHREY: 391 Main St.. Sayre. Gymnastics 2. 3. 4. DEBRA HUNEKE: 9 Florence Dr„ Parlin. Field Hockey 2. 3.4; Basketball 2. 3:Softball 2. 3,4. GREG HUNNEMEDER: 44 Campbell Dr.. Par­ lin. Tennis 2. DAVID HUSAK: 47 Driftwood Dr., Parlin. Ben Jasionowski

Erick Jensen

Laurie Joachim

ALYSSA IACIOFOLI: 85 Haven Terr., Parlin. Color Guard 2. 3. Capt. 4; Winter Track Mgr. 2, 3. 4: Boys’ Spring Track Mgr. 2. 3. 4; N.H.S. 3, 4: Quo Vadts Layout Editor 4. CAROL ANN IZWORSKI: 20 Birch Terr.. Sayre. French Club 2. LAURA JACOBI: 26 Ash Terr., Parlin. JOAN JAKUBCZAK: 541 Main St., Sayre. DERRYL JARVIS: 142 Standiford Ave.. Sayre. Gymnastics 2. 3. 4: Wrestling 2. 3, 4; Echo Lites Art Editor 4. BEN JASIONOWSKI: 114 Luke St„ S.A. ERICK JENSEN: 7 Roll Ave.'. S.A.

Mrs. Romano shares her new techniques with her advanced biology class.

LAURIE JOACHIM: 60 Pinetree Dr.. Parlin. D.E.C.A. Pres. 4.

John Jones

Kathry n Jones

Laura Kaczynski

Brian Kampo

Alan Karmin

Garry Karounos

Scott Kay men

Anne Kelly

Colleen Kelly

Richard Kennedy

Lynda Kerr

Donald Kibbler

Roberta Robin Kilian

Dave Kirk

Donald Klaproth

Mary Klauder

Kevin Kania

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Right On! Mr. Doll is doing something right. While almost every other fall sports team complained of losing its veteran senior members, varsity soccer attracted seniors who had never gone out for the team before. Senior members made up approximately 50 per­ cent of the 1978 varsity squad, with seven senior members filling out the eleven starter positions. Eight of the eleven positions were vacated by the graduation of the class of 1977, leaving only vet­ eran forward Glenn Kreiger, midfielder Keith Gilde, and left wing Lou Acero in starter positions. The returning senior members included: Chip Wiggins, Phil Sowinski, John Genus, and Chris Bobbins. Tom -Alessi, Jay DeWorth, and Vince Pomparelli were the senior members who went out for the team for the first time this year.


JOHN JONES: 8-11 Skytop Gardens, Parlin. KATHRYN JONES: 13 Cypress Dr., Parlin. Twirling 2, 3; Student Council 2, 3, 4; Class Sec’y. 4. BRIAN KAMPO: 74 Scott Ave., S.A. KEVIN KANIA: 99 MacArthur Ave., Sayre. Wrestling 3. Mgr. 4. LAURIE ANN KANIA: 138 Pulaski Ave., Sayre. MARIANNE KAPUSHINSKI: 7 Kathleen PI., S.A. ALAN KARMIN: 34 Creamer Dr.. Sayre. Soccer 3, 4; N.H.S. 3, 4: Chemistry League 3; Quo Vadis 4: Echo Lites 4. GARRY KAROUNOS: 41 Driftwood Dr., Parlin. SCOTT KAYMEN: 22 Haven Terr. ALLAN KELLER: 45 Scheid Dr.. Parlin. WALT KELLERT: 14 Marcia St.. Parlin. ANNE KELLY: 17 Kendall Dr., Parlin. Gymnas­ tics 2; F.S.A. 3, 4. COLLEEN KELLY: 414 Main St., Sayre. RICHARD KENNEDY: 97 Kendall Dr., Parlin. LYNDA KERR: 132 Coolidge Ave., Parlin. DONALD KIBBLER: 15 Dunlap Dr., Parlin. ROBERTA ROBIN KILIAN: 48 Merritt Ave.. S.A. Drill Team 2, 3, Capt. 4. DAVE KIRK: 48 Coolidge Ave.. Parlin. Football 2, 3. 4; Wrestling 2, 3, 4; Spring Track 2, 3, 4; N.H.S. 3, 4; Boys' State 3; Scholar Athlete. DONALD KLAPROTH: 8 Albert Dr.. Parlin. Basketball 2. 3. 4: Spring Track 2: Tennis 3, 4; Basketball Club 3, 4; Boys’ Citizenship Alter­ nate 3. MARY KLAUDER: 67 Kendall Dr., Parlin. TERESA KLEIN: 23 Forrest Ave.. Sayre. March­ ing Band 2, 3. 4; Concert Band 2, 3, 4. JOE KNIFFIN: 3 Elm Terr., Parlin. JAMES H. KNOX, JR.: 155 Kendall Dr.. Parlin. CAROL KOCH: 17 Eric Ct„ Parlin. Boys’ Gym­ nastic Mgr. 2. PATTI KOHRMANN: 12 Cypress Dr.. Parlin. Carol Koch

Patti Kohrmann

Linda Kokich

LINDA KOKICH: 21 Zaleski Dr., Parlin.

Above: teammates and co-captains. Glenn Kreiger and Keith Gilde. leave the field after the first victory of the season. 161

Glenn Kreiger

Denise Kuback

Tim Kutz

Jane T. Kuczynski

Sue Kuhn

Mark Kuligowski

Joseph Kulick

Ken Kultys

Laura Fodor finds a passing comment to be amusing.

CINDl KOSMOSKI: 229 Oak St., S.A. Spanish Club 2; F.S.A. 2: F.B.L.A. 2. JEFFERY KOSOBUCKI: 2 Charles St.. Sayre. Football 2. 3.4; Track 4. ED KOTARSK1: 139 Pulaski Ave., Sayre. Foot­ ball 2. DCANE KOTULA: 41 Pinetree Dr.. Parlin. MARTIN KOTULA: 41 Pinetree Dr.. Parlin. LORI KOVAL: 2 Marshall PI., Sayre. MIKE KRAINSKI: 11 Thomas St., Sayre. GLENN KREIGER: 5 Terrace Pl„ S.A. Soccer 2, 3. Capt. 4: Track 2. 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4; Stu­ dent Council 3, Vice Pres. 4. JUDITH KRESESK1: 7 Burlew PL. Parlin. Gym­ nastics 2, Mgr. 3; Dramatis Personae 2. 3, 4; Spring Musical 2, 3; Spanish Club 3, 4; Chorus 3, 4: N.H.S. 3, 4: Band Aide 3: Drill Team 4: Math Club 4. DEBRA ANN KRISS: 53 Smullen St., Sayre. SHARON KROSNOWSKI: 3 Stephens Ave., S.A. Stage Crew 3.4. HEIDI KRUMM: 43 Cedar Terr., Parlin. Library Council 2. 3. Sec’y. 4; Drill Team 2. 3. Capt. 4: F.N.A.4. DENISE KUBACK: 32Campbell Dr., Parlin. TIM KUTZ: 249 Kath St., S.A. JANE T. KUCZYNSKI: 14 Hilltop Ave.. S.A. Images 2, 3, 4; Echo Lites 2, 3; Spanish Club 2, 3: Ecology Club 3; N.H.S. 4. SUE KUHN: 11 Greenhill Ave.. Parlin. Spring Track 2. MARK KULIGOWSKI: 18 Stephen St.. Sayre. JOSEPH KULICK: 1 Garfield PL. Parlin. KEN KULTYS: 36 Dolan St.. Sayre. JOSEPH KUPSCH: 58 MacArthur Ave., Sayre. Joseph Kupsch

Particia M. Lalor

Chris L. La Port

PARTICIA M. LALOR: 60 Buttonwood Dr., Par­ lin. Spring Track 2; Student Council 3, 4: Class Vice Pres. 3. CHRIS L. LA PORT: 212 Cliff Ave.. Morgan. German Club 4. NANCY LARSEN: 309 Stevens Ave., Morgan. Field Hockey 3, 4; Winter Track 3. 4; Spring Track 3. 4. ROBERT LASKO: 11 Wick Dr.. Sayre.

Nanc\ L.arsen

Robert Lasko

LAURIE LYN LASKY: 29 Kearney Rd.. S.A. Library Council 3.4. Laurie Lyn Lask\

Above: The girls in beauty culture practice their skills of manicuring nails, and cutting and styling hair.


Members of the Class of '78 enjoy themselves at their last pep rally.


Kim Lauro

Theresa Le Blanc

Gerald Le Donne

Donald Leech

Craig Lehocky

Donna Marie Leonido

Fred Leppig

John Lieberman

Alan Lipay

Thomas Locha

Eileen Lockwood

Donna Marie Lotrario

KIM LAURO: I Parder St.. S.A. THERESA LE BLANC: 18 Rota Dr.. Parlin. Drill Team 2, 3: Library Council 3. GERALD LE DONNE: 8 Baumer Rd.. Sayre. DONALD LEECH: 10 Evelyn Terrace. S.A. CRAIG LEHOCKY: 56 Price St.. Sayre. D.E.C'.A. 4. Mary Lucadano

John Lucas

DONNA MARIE LEON IDO: 82 Miller Ave.. Sayre. FRED LEPPIG: 18 Harrison St., Sayre. JOHN LIEBERMAN: 93 Washington Rd.. Sayre. ALAN LI PAY: 23 Buttonwood Dr.. Parlin. Wres­ tling 2. 3: Multi-Media Club 2. 3. THOMAS LOCHA: 192 Washington Rd., Sayre. Band 2. EILEEN LOCKWOOD: 31 Hemlock Dr.. Parlin.

Lynn Ann Lucas

Dennis Luciano

Kevin Lvnch

DONNA MARIE LOTRARIO: 3241 Washington Rd.. Parlin. Marching Band 2, 3. 4; Chorus 3. 4. CATHY LOWE: 19 Eisenhower Dr.. Sayre. MARY LUCADANO: 14 Gillen Dr.. Parlin. JOHN LUCAS: 21 Ida St.. Sayre. Football 2. 3. 4: Echo Lites 3. LYNN ANN LUCAS: 21 Ida St.. Sayre. Student Council 2. 3: Spring Track 3. 4: Field Hockey 2. 3: Basketball 2: Softball 2.

Margaret McDonald

Dennis McGuire

Rich McNerrn

DENNIS LUCIANO: 12 Wilson Ave.. Parlin. KEVIN LYNCH: 15 Hope Dr.. Sayre. Baseball 2. 3.4. MARGARET McDONALD: 6 Cypress Dr.. Par­ lin. Student Council 2. 3. Sec’y. 4; Spanish Club 2: Soccer Mgr. 3: Class Sec'y. 4. DENNIS McGUIRE: 109 Wilson Ave.. Parlin. Football 2. 3. 4. RICK McNERNY: 37 Hoffman Ave., Morgan. Football 2. 3. 4.

Diane McVay

Darren Magee

Antoinette Makara

DIANE McVAY: 250 Morgan Ave.. S.A. Tennis 3: Chorus 3: Student Council 4: Quo Vadis 4. DARREN MAGEE: 27 Oakwood Dr., Parlin. ANTOINETTE MAKARA: 13 Robin Hood Dr.. Parlin. MIKE MAKRANSKY: 12 Burlington Rd., Par­ lin. Concert Band 2, 3. 4; Marching Band 2, 3. 4; Jazz Rock Ensemble 4. GINGER MAL.ASP1NA: 30 Carter PL. Sayre. Mike Makransky

Ginger Molaspina

Maureen Malik

MAUREEN MALIK: 19 Frazee Ave., S.A. 165

End of an Era Entertainment suffered a great loss during 1977. The deaths of Bing Crosby, Groucho Marx, Elvis Presley, Guy Lombardo, and Charlie Chaplin left vacant the places Americans reserve for their best loved personalities. These stars occupied not only the national spotlight, but shared a very special place in the affections of the American public. While these men lived out their greatest periods before most of us could appreciate them, the impact of their deaths is explained by Mr. Cheskin, history teacher and movie buff. “Each one of these men represented a very specific time. Their humor reflected the times they lived in. Groucho Marx, the satirist; Charlie Chaplin, the greatest silent comic; Bing Crosby, the greatest crooner of all times and Guy Lombardo, were so important to us because they embodied a feeling. Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” influenced the lives of teenagers and parents all over the world. He was someone who changed us, as were all of these men. They did it through their art.” With that, we look to the beginning of a new era in entertainment, for as Mr. Cheskin said with a note of sorrow, “There’s no one to replace them.”


Glen Markowski

Joseph Marsch

Lisa Martens

Carol Martin

Marta Martin

Michele Masarik

Jonathan Mast

Carol Matthews

Cind\ Mayhew

Mark Mazuroski

Jody L. Mehl

Edwin Meier

Tom Meirose

Robert Meise

Sandra Merlo

Lori Meser

Pam Me\er

Debbie Miara

MICHELLE MARCINCZYK: 5 Bernadine St., Sayre. Drill Team 2: F.B.L.A. 4. GLEN MARKOWSK1: 32 Church St.. Sayre. JOSEPH MARSCH: 52 Cori St.. Parlin. LISA MARTENS: 20 Haag St.. Sayre. Spanish Club 2. 3. 4; Spring Track 2; Dramatis Personae 2. 3: Ecology Club 3, Pres. 4; Multi-Media Club 3: S.H.S. 3, 4; N.H.S. 3. 4: Quo Vadis Senior Editor 4. Victoria Milana

Alene Minchew

CAROL MARTIN: 4 Amherst PI., Parlin. Spring Musical 2: Chorus 2, 3; French Club 2, 3, Vice Pres. 4. MICHELE MASARIK: 11 Clay St„ S.A. Spanish Club 2. JOHNATHAN MAST: 10 Zaleski Dr„ Sayre. Multi-Media Club 3; Echo Lites 4. CAROL MATTHEWS: 386 Main St., Sayre. Drill Team 2. 3: F.B.L.A. 3: Chorus4. CINDY MAYHEW: 32 Jensen Rd„ Sayre. F.T.A. 2.

Sue Mizak

MARK MAZUROSK1: 110 Dolan St.. Sayre. JODY L. MEHL: 49 Calliope Rd„ Sayre. Spanish Club 2, 3. 4: Tennis Mgr. 2, 3; Quo Vadis 3, Editor-in-Chief 4; Basketball Mgr. 3, 4; Track Mgr. 3, 4: N.H.S. 3, Pres. 4; Class Vice Pres. 4; Bas­ ketball Club 4. EDWIN MEIER: 29 Holly Dr., Parlin. TOM MEIROSE: 8 Pershing Ave., Sayre. ROBERT MEISE: 364 Washington Rd„ Sayre. Football 2. SANDRA MERLO: 9 Vincent St.. Parlin. LORI MEYER: 46 Dane St., Sayre. Marching Band 2, 3: Concert Band 2. 3. PAM MEYER: Skytop Gardens A-20, Parlin. F.B.L.A. 3. DEBBIE MIARA: 36 William St., Sayre. Class Pres. 2; Student Council 2; Baseball Mgr. 2, 3, 4. GEORGE MIFSUD: 18 Buttonwood Dr„ Sayre. VICTORIA MILANA: 54 Fielak Terr., Parlin. N.H.S. 3,4. ALENE MINCHEW: 5 Kenneth Ave., Parlin. German Club 2, 3; Images 2. 3, 4; Biology Club 3. Treas. 4: N.H.S. 4. SUE MIZAK: 265 Stevens Ave., Morgan. Boys’ Gymnastics Mgr. 2; Boys’ Spring Track Mgr. 2. 3,4. KATHY JO MODZELEWSKI: 143 McCutcheon Ave.. Sayre. Cheerleader 2. 3. 4; Student Coun­ cil 3, 4. DONALD MONTEMURRO: 62 Cori St., Sayre. Winter Track 2. 167

Pat Moore

Timoth> Morris

Lorraine Moskwa

Donna Mueller

Edward C. Muroski

Ann Marie Murphv

Janie I.. Murphs

Donna Nafus

Lori Nahai

Kathy Needham

Experience Through Involvement

Carole Neidermeser

Joan Neilson

Although more conservative than the graduat­ ing class a decade before them, members of the class of '78 shared their social concern for a better world. Diane Garnett, who was an active member of the Sacred Heart C.Y.O.. said that although the service projects were infrequent, the majority of the members participated. Giving a turkey to a needy family at Thanksgiving and Christmas car­ oling at Oak View Nursing Home were samples of the service projects the C.Y.O. sponsored. They also raked leaves and ran errands for elderly peo­ ple. The C.Y.O. also sponsored a retarded child at Woodbridge State School, whom they visited every month. Interesting projects were also held by Our Lady of Victories C.Y.O. Debbie Vliara. C.Y.O. presi­ dent. was one of 15 seniors from Sayreville High who belonged to O.L.V. C.Y.O. Last Christmas, the C.Y.O. bought toys for poor children in Tren­ ton. Along with other members. Alice Coakley organized birthday parties for the children at Woodbridge State School. Besides serv ice projects, several seniors attended the National Youth Con­ ference held in Niagara Falls from November 1013. 1977. This gave members the opportunity to meet people from other C.Y.O.'s and discuss their activities. Outside of C.Y.O.. seniors also did volunteer work in local hospitals. This gave students the

chance to experience hospital work and decide whether they would be interested in it as a career. At Perth Amboy Hospital. Debbie Davis was an Adult Volunteer. Her duties included running errands, checking supplies, and even assisting the nurse’s aides in Labor and Delivery. Debbie also worked in the Premature Nursery, EKG Depart­ ment. and Pre-Admission Testing. She enjoys the work and plans to enter the nursing field. Judie Kreseski. a volunteer at South Amboy Hospital, worked in the Physical Therapy Depart­ ment. Because there was only one physical thera­ pist at the hospital. Judie aided her with her daily duties. Judie found her job challenging as well as rewarding, because it gave her experience and con­ fidence in pursuing her career choice. The Explorers enabled seniors interested in law enforcement to experience the duties of police offi­ cers. Donna Smith. Ray Sweeney, and Pat Nerbetski learned such aspects as emergency identifica­ tion. narcotics, and crime prevention. Donna also worked as a court attendant. They also assisted at the Easter Egg Hunt and the dog census held last year. This club helped those such as Donna Smith, who plans a career in police work. Unlike the seniors of the sixties, the class of '78 spent its time involved in useful programs that benefited the people in the community as well as themselves.

PAT MOORE: Crestview Apts. 6-2M, Parlin. S.H.S. 3.4. TIMOTHY MORRIS: 138 Kendall Dr.. Parlin. LORRAINE MOSKWA: 29 Loe Ave.. S.A. DONNA MUELLER: 60 Main St.. Sayre. EDWARD C. MUROSKI: 87 Ernston Rd.. Par­ lin. ANN MARIE MURPHY: 44 Buttonwood Dr.. Parlin. JANIE L. MURPHY: 79 Pinetree Dr., Parlin. DONNA NAFUS: 31 Idlewild Ave., Sayre. LORI NAHAI: 2 Rhode St.. Sayre. KATHY NEEDHAM: 36 Buttonwood Dr.. Par­ lin. CAROLE NEIDERMEYER: 3 Elacqua Blvd.. Parlin. Gymnastics 2, 4; Spring Track 2, 3. 4; Quo Vadis 4. JOAN NEILSON: 2958 Washington Rd.. Parlin. German Club 3. 4. MICHELLE NENICHKA: 28 Buchanan Ave.. Parlin.

Pal Nerbetski

Beverlie Newcomer

Richard Nicorvo

PAT NERBETSKI: 32 Pinetree Dr.. Parlin. Span­ ish Club 2; F.S.A. 2, 3: Echo Lites 2. BEVERLIE NEWCOMER: 22 Adam Blvd.. S.A. Drill Team 2: Cheerleader 3.4; Quo Vadis 4. RICHARD NICORVO: 41 Harkins St., S.A. Football 3. 4. DOR1NDA NIEVES: 43 Haven Terr., Parlin. Drill Team 2. 3; Stage Crew 4.

Drew Nowak

Donnda Nieves

DONALD NOE: 150 Standiford Ave., Sayre. Marching Band 2. 3, 4: Concert Band 2, 3, 4: Jazz Rock Ensemble 2. 3. 4: Pit Band 4: Stage Crew 3.4: Math Club 4. DREW NOWAK: 55 Richards Dr.. Parlin. KEN NOWICKI: 244Tenth St.. Morgan. MARY ANN NOWICKI: 17 Smith St.. Sayre.

Ken Nowicki

Mar\ Ann Nowicki

Patricia O'Brian

4hu\c: Using their general knowledge. Judie Kreseski and Debbie Davis help out in the nurses office.

PATRICIA O’BRIEN: 1094 Bordentown Ave., Parlin. F.B.L.A. 2,4: F.S.A. 2. 3.


Celeste Orsag

Mary Ann Ostrowski

Cynde Paprota


Above: Taking time to look over her work. Mary Ann Nowicki finds her mistakes.

Andy Paladino

Dawn Papa

JOHN O'HARE: 17 Glenwood Ave., Sayre. JACQUELINE O'LEARY: 157 Kendall Dr.. Parlin. RICHARD S. OLENDER: 26 Hillside Ave., Sayre. RUTH OLSVARY: 123 Madison St., Morgan. Spanish Club 2: Drill Team 3. STEPHANIE ORLOWIC.Z: 26 William St., Sayre. Images 2, 3, 4: French Club 3. 4; N.H.S. 3, 4. CELESTE ORSAG: 13 Reid St., Sayre. Mary Ellen Parsler

Robin Patella

John Paylik

SUSAN OSNATO: 22 Fourth St., Sayre. Gymnas­ tics 2, 3. 4. MARY ANN OSTROWSK1: 10 Krumb St., Sayre. EDWARD OTERO: 38 Scheid Dr., Parlin. Wres­ tling 2,4: Gymnastics 2. JACQUELYN PADOVANO: 48 Embroidery St., Sayre. Band 2, 3. ANDY PALADINO: 15 Maple St., Parlin. Foot­ ball 2. DAWN PAPA: Swan Hill, S.A. Field Hockey 2: German Club 2; Chorus 2, 3; Library Council 3. CYNDE PAPROTA: 60 N. Edward St.. Sayre. Drill Team 2: Quo Vadis 3; N.H.S. 4. DENISE PARISIO: I Cheyenne Dr., Parlin. Boys’ Gymnastics Mgr. 4. DENA PA RI SO: 42 Kierst St., Parlin. DEBBIE PARKER: 12 Harrison St.. Sayre. JAMES PARSE: 26 Church" St.. Sayre. D.E.C.A. 4. MARY ELLEN PARSLER: 10 Abbott Ct„ Par­ lin. Girls' Spring Track 2, 3: Color Guard 2. 3, Capt. 4; Quo Vadis Layout Editor 4.

Marina Pfeiffer

Terry Pilch

Cathy Pilot

ROBIN PATELLA: 1 Guilfoyle Terr., Sayre. Concert Band 2. 3; Marching Band 2, 3; Library Council 2; Biology Club 4. JOHN PAVLIK: 37 Hoffman Ave., Sayre. STEVE PELSZYNSKI: 45 Harrison PL. Parlin. Football 2, 3,4. RICHARD PETERS: 12 Fielek Terr., Parlin. Marching Band 2, 3. 4. CINDY PETERSON: 41 Latham Circle. Parlin. Library Council 3,4. MARINA PFEIFFER: 5 Fanwood Dr., Sayre. TERRY PILCH: 15 Albert St.. Sayre.

John Pitti

Brian Plunkett

Dan Plunkett

CATHY PILOT: 151 Grand St., S.A. JOHN PITTI: 54 Cedar Terr.. Parlin. Winter Track 2. 3. 4: Spring Track 2. 3.4: Concert Band 2: Spring Musical 2, 3. 4: Fall Drama 3; Foot­ ball 3. BRIAN PLUNKETT: 10 Oakwood Dr.. Parlin. Basketball 2. 3,4; Basketball Club Pres. 4. DAN PLUNKETT: 11 Union Ave., Sayre. Marching Band 2. BRENDA PODBELSKI: 125 Deerfield Rd.. Sayre. LYNNETTE POLINY: R.F.D. 1 Rt. 35, S.A.

Brenda Podbelski

Lynnette Poliny

John Poltrictzky

JOHN POLTRICTZKY: 1 Stephen St„ S.A. 171

Vin Pomparelli


Joanne Pondo

Joann Poweski

Gary Prato

Bernadette Pritchard

Chris Pryor

Sue Przybylko

Boh Ranalli

Lori Rankin

Jeffrey Ravaioli

Patricia L. Reece

Todd S. Regelski

Camille Rehherger

Mary S. Rhatican

Daryl Roberts

Paul A. Roman

Rhonda Rompola

Donna Rondesko

John Rooney

Marilyn Rosario

Judy Rosebrock

Above: Before she starts her busy day. Margaret McDonald poses for the Quo Vadis photographer.

VIN POMPARELLI: 72 Kierst St., Parlin. Wres­ tling 2, 3; Baseball 2. 3, 4: Soccer 4; Boys' State Delegate 3; N.H.S. 3. 4. The March of Dimes never had a Youth Repre­ sentative on their New Jersey Board of Directors until last year, when senior Margaret McDonald was appointed to the newly created position. Mar­ garet was the youngest member ever to hold a pos­ ition on the Board. Active in the March of Dimes since ninth grade. Margaret began by participating in the walk-athons. "After the walk-a-thons there were usually announcements in school asking for volunteers on a more regular basis." she recalls, "and I decided to get involved." After spending some time as a volunteer, she was invited to attend programs in Washington. D.C. and Pennsylvania. Last summer, while attending a program in Princeton, Margaret was taught various fund-raising methods as well as ways to encourage others to volunteer their time to Muscular Dystrophy. During a tour of the Rutgers Genetics Center last September, she was able to learn more about the causes of birth defects. As Youth Representative. Margaret's duties included taking charge of the area elementary schools. Responsible for supplying the schools with collection canisters, she kept in constant touch with Mr. Counsman and individual school officials, seeing that the collections ran smoothly. During walk-a-thons, she took charge of the check points. She also served as a member of the Haunted House for M.D. set up in Menlo Park. The busiest time Margaret found was during January. March of Dimes Month. Working at the March of Dimes Headquarters on Washington Road, she spent time making calls to get volun­ teers to collect from their neighborhoods. Marga­ ret also holds a regular job, but says she didn’t feel too cramped for time. She put time in for M.D. during her days off and in the evenings. Margaret truly enjoyed all of the time she spent working for those who needed her help. In the future, she wants to continue working with the March of Dimes as long as possible and looks for­ ward to attending another program to be held in Colorado in two years.

JOANNE PONDO: 43 Campbell Dr.. Parlin. Spanish Club 2, 3. 4; F.B.L.A. 3. 4; Biology Club 2; Spring Track 2: Boys’ Basketball Mgr. 3: Boys' SpringTrack Mgr. 3. 4; Quo Vadis 3, 4; Cheerleader 4. JOANN POWESKI: 46 Scott Ave.. S.A. F.S.A. 3. GARY PRATO: 98 Weber Ave., Sayre. Jay Rosenberg

BERNADETTE PRITCHARD: 37 Albert Dr.. Parlin. CHRIS PRYOR: 26 Hemlock Dr.. Parlin. SUE PRZYBYLKO: 583 Main St.. Sayre. BOBRANALLI: 16 Creamer Dr., Sayre. LORI RANKIN: 42 Driftwood Dr., Parlin. Spring Track 2; Wrestling Mgr. 3, 4; Quo Vadis 4: Echo Lites 4. JEFFREY RAVAIOLI: 51 Kendall Dr.. Sayre. Spring Track 2.

Sandra Rowley

PATRICIA L. REECE: 594 Ridgeway Ave., S.A. TODD S. REGELSKI: 20 Columbia PL, Parlin. Baseball 2: Football 2. CAMILLE REHBERGER: 267 Midland Ave., S.A. MARY S. RHATICAN: 16 Deerfield Rd.. Parlin. DARYL ROBERTS: 1 Haven Terr., Parlin. Marching Band 2, 3, 4: Concert Band 2. 3. 4; Jazz Rock Ensemble 2. 3, 4; Pit Band 3,4. PAUL A. ROMAN: 20 Cypress Dr„ Parlin. RHONDA ROMPOLA: 42 Hillside Ave., Sayre. Field Hockey 2: Basketball 2, 3. 4: Softball 2. 3, 4; Basketball Club Vice Pres. 4: Scholar Athlete. DONNA RONDESKO: 267 Washington Rd.. Sayre. JV Basketball Co-Capt. 2. JOHN ROONEY: 8 Center Ave.. Parlin. MARILYN ROSARIO: 14 James St., Sayre. JUDY ROSEBROC'K: 16 Cypress Dr., Parlin. F.S.A. 2.

Mitch Rusay

JAY ROSENBERG: 4 Wisz PL. Sayre. Wrestling 3. 4; Football Mgr. 3, 4: Echo Lites 4. SANDRA ROWLEY: 30 Morgan Ave., S.A. Busi­ ness Club 3. DOT RUBY: 63 Cleveland Ave., Parlin. MITCH RUSAY: 176 MacArthur Ave., Sayre. Tennis 3,4: S.H.S. 3. 4; N.H.S. 4. RON RUSKAI: 123 Deerfield Rd.. Sayre. RAY RUSSO: 41 Campbell Dr.. Parlin.

Ron Ruskai

Ray Russo

John C. Ryan

JOHN C. RYAN: 41 Scheid Dr.. Parlin. Basket­ ball 2. 3, 4. 173


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Lillian Sadowski

Pamela Sadowski

John Samuel

Tim Samuel

Debbie Sano

Robert Scassera

Cindy Schack

Mark Schaefer

Lori Schenker

Laurie Scott

Bill Scully

Janet Seaman

Dave Uusak begins work on his project in metal shop.


LILLIAN SADOWSKL 80 Roosevelt Blvd., Parlin. Images 2: F.S.A. 3: N.H.S. 3, Sec'y. 4. PAMELA SADOWSKL. 75 Merritt Ave„ S.A. JOHN SAMUEL: 21 Eugene Blvd.. S.A. Winter Track 2. 3. 4: Spring Track 2, 3, 4; Spring Musi­ cal 2. 3. 4. TIM SAMUEL: 97 MacArthur Ave., Sayre. Wres­ tling 2. 3.4. DEBBIE SANO: 47 Haven Terr., Parlin. Sheryl Sekso

Robin Sena

ROBERT SCASSERA: 25 Lee Ave., S.A, Foot­ ball 3. CINDY SC.HACK: 5 Robert Circle, S.A. MARK SCHAEFER: 34 Jensen Rd., Sayre, LORI SCHENKER: 29-8 Ernston Rd„ Parlin. Quo Vadis 4. LAURIE SCOTT: 8 Parkway Pl„ Parlin. BILL SCULLY: 35 Coolidge Ave., Parlin.

Anita Shorosky

Nancy Siarniak

Kathleen Sielewicki

JANET SEAMAN: 50 Robin Pl„ Parlin. Spanish Club 2: Business Club 2; F.S.A. 2: Band Aide 2: Drill Team 3, 4. PAT SEARS: 49 Fielek Terr., Parlin. F.T.A. 2, Vice Pres. 3. Pres. 4; Echo Lites 2. 3; French Club 2. 3.4: N.H.S. 3, 4: Ecology Club 4. SHERYL SEKSO: 163 Washington Rd.. Sayre. ROBIN SENA: I School Dr„ Sayre. Chorus 3. ANITA SHOROSKY: 65 Pulaski Ave.. Sayre. Spanish Club 3, 4, Treas. 2; Field Hockey Mgr. 2. 3: Basketball 2, 3; Softball Mgr. 2, 3; F.T.A. 4.

Bonnie Sieron

Thomas Simanek

Richard Simnor

NANCY SIARNIAK: 12 MacArthur Ave.. Sayre. KATHLEEN SLELEWICKI: 126 Standiford Ave. Sayre. BONNIE SIERON: 64 Harding Ave.. Parlin. THOMAS SIMANEK: 5 Vernon St.. Parlin. Ecol­ ogy Club 4; Biology Club 4. RICHARD SIMNOR: 91 Albert Dr., Parlin. Bas­ ketball 2. 3. 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Football 4.

Carole Sisolak

Diane Skurka

Lillian Sloan

CAROLE SISOLAK: 37 Merritt Ave., Sayre. Boys' Spring Track Mgr. 2. 3; Images 2: Ecol­ ogy Club 3. DIANE SKURKA: 187 MacArthur Ave., Sayre. Twirling Co-Capt. 3; Student Council 3. 4: Wrestling Mgr. 3.4. LILLIAN SLOAN: 216 Ernston Rd., Parlin. DONNA SMITH: 39 Cottonwood Dr., Sayre. Biology Club 3.4: N.H.S. 3. 4.

Donna Smith

Christine Smithers

Michelle Snekszer

CHRISTINE SMITHERS: 121 Kendall Dr., Par­ lin. Field Hockey 2, 3 Co-Capt. 4; Basketball Mgr. 2, 3; Baseball Mgr. 2, 3; Student Council 3, 4; Quo Vadis Senior Editor 4. MICHELLE SNEKSZER: Robin Hood Dr., Parg lin.

Jacqeline Soika

Jim Sorensen

Linda Sparno


Trish Speiser



Debbie Spitzer

Betty Sprague

Marianne Staniszewski

Donna Marie Stawinski

Susan Stockel

George Stoddard

Six seniors returned to their history classes this September with a better than average knowledge of state and local governments. Acquiring that knowledge at a week-long seminar held at Rider College, the participants governed a mythical state, experiencing first hand the campaigning, election, and inauguration of a state governor. Although the seminars were held in June, the delegates to Jersey Boys’ and Girls’ State were chosen as early as March. On the basis of their scholarship and leadership, faculty members selected Dave Kirk. Glenn Krieger, Vin Pomparelli and alternate John Syslo who attended in place of Keith Gilde. The eight female semi-finalists were also selected by faculty members. Unlike the Boys’ State Delegates, the eight were interviewed by a panel of judges from the Sayreville American Legion Auxiliary Post, who absorbed all expenses for the week. Allyn Zeisler and Deborah Grandinetti were chosen as dele­ gates, with Mary Beth Tyler and Roseanne Dandola as the alternates. Held during two consecutive weeks beginning with the week of June 19, 1977, the boys’ and girls’ programs were identical. The only difference the six delegates found after discussing their experi­ ences was that Boys’ State was perhaps “more structured.” All participants were enthusiastic about the pro­ gram. Along with the educational aspects, the week was enriched by the special friendships that evolved over the course of that week. “It was quite an experience meeting people from different parts of the state,” Glenn Kreiger commented. Dave Kirk agreed. “It helped teach me how to get along with people I’d never even seen before,” he added. At least one senior admitted he was sorry to see the week end. “A lot of people there, including me, wished it would have lasted longer,” said John Syslo.

JACQUELINE SOIKA: 3 Wilmot Rd.. Sayre. JIM SORENSEN: 14 Eisenhower Dr., Sayre. PHILIP SOWINSKI: 3 Barbara PL Sayre. Soccer 3,4: Baseball 3. LINDA SPARNO: 31 Stevenson St.. Parlin.

Sue Sudnikovich

TRISH SPEISER: 3 Ida St., Sayre.

Barb Sulikowski

KENNY SPIECKER: 200 Wesco St.. S.A. Foot­ ball 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2. 3. 4. DEBBIE SPITZER. 88 Coolidge Ave.. Parlin. Basketball 2. 3, 4: Field Hockey 2: Softball 2, 3. 4. BETTY SPRAGUE: 8 Burlington Rd.. Parlin. MARIANNE STANISZEWSKI: 22 Creamer Dr.. Sayre. F’.S.A. 2. 3. DONNAMAR1E STAWINSKi: 581 Main St.. Sayre. SUSAN STOCK EL.: 65 Scott Ave.. S.A. German Club 2; Images 2, 3. Art Editor 4; Quo Vadis 4; Echo Lites 4. GEORGE STODDARD. 4 Joyce PL. Parlin. Stage Crew 2. 3, 4; Dramatis Personae 3. SUE SUDNIKOVICH: 13 Deerfield Rd., Parlin. BARB SULIKOWSKI: 90 No. Edward St.. Sayre. DAVID SUMSKI: 20 Creamer Dr.. Sayre. NANCY SUMSKI: 251 G ereghty St.. S.A. Library Council 3.4. RAY SWEENEY: 16 Snyder Ave.. Sayre. Nancy Sumski

Ray Sweeney

Beth Swider

BETH SWIDER: 21 Reid St„ Sayre. Class Treas. 2. 3: Field Hockey Mgr. 2. 3; Basketball 2; Spring Track 2. 3. 4. LANCE SWIDER: 2 Douglas St.. Sayre. Spring Musical 2. 3: Dramatis Personae 3: Chemistry League 3: Stage Crew 3. RICH SWITZER: 142 Pulaski Ave.. Sayre.

l.ance Sw ider

Rich Swit/er

John S\slo

4how: John Syslo relies on his fellow delegates. Cilenn. Vin. and Dave. to fill in the details of an experience the> shared.

JOHN SYSLO: 52 Dolan St., Sayre. Football 2. 3. 4: Spring Track 2. 3. 4.


Jo Ann Szczepanik

Arkadiusz Szot

John Szot

Philip Teeter

Amy Tischler

Robert Tkatch

Jan Toscano

Maryann J. Toth

Diane Traczyk

Terry Travisano

Patrick Trpisovsky

Marilyn Turner

Seniors enjoy what was once the only co-ed gym activity.


JO ANN SZCZEPANIK: 20 Adam Blvd., S.A. F.T.A. 2, 3, 4: F.B.L.A. 2: German Club 2, 3: Color Guard 3, 4; Spring Track 3, 4; Library Council 3, 4.

New: Co-Ed Gym Mary Beth Tyler

Dean Lnke

Although the idea of co-ed gym was met with a lot of resistance last year, it has proven to be a unanimous success with the senior class. Despite the few drawbacks the seniors admitted it has, the majority found co-ed gym classes preferable to separate classes for male and female students. Coed gym disrupted the traditional phys-ed pro­ gram. Many male students found themselves with a female gym teacher for the first time this Septem­ ber. Conversely, a lot of female students were assigned to the male gym teachers. In the beginning, the female students readily accepted their male teachers, while the female teachers found they had to prove themselves in order to earn the confidence not only of skeptical male students, but their parents as well. By Janu­ ary, they had succeeded. The majority of male stu­ dents interviewed had as much confidence in their female teachers as their previous male gym teach­ ers. One student even admitted that he had more confidence in Ms. Willis, his teacher. There are still a few male students who feel cheated because they believe co-ed teams lower the quality of com­ petition. All admitted to consciously "being less rough" while playing on co-ed teams. Seniors of both sexes also noticed more self-consciousness concerning their athletic ability. Interestingly enough, while female students were in accord for their preference of co-ed teams, they agreed that the boys tended to be unfair in their assessment of the girls’ athletic abilities, often “hogging the ball and only passing to boy team­ mates,” as one student put it. Accordingly, they empathized with the problems of the female gym teachers in winning male confidence.

ARKADI USZ SZOT: 466 Brook Ave., Morgan. Quo Vadis 2. 3, 4; Chess Club 2. 3; Echo Lites 4. JOHN SZOT: 396 Washington Rd.. Sayre. Soccer 3. PHILIP TEETER: 5 Louis St., Parlin. Marching Band 2, 3. Pres. 4; Concert 2, 3, 4; Student Council 3: Jazz Rock Ensemble 3, 4; Pit Band 3, 4: N.H.S. 3, 4: Math Club 4: Drum Major 4. AMY TISCHLER: 16 Thompson PL, Parlin. Field Hockey 3; Spring Track 3, 4; Student Council 3, 4. ROBERT TKATCH: 52 Kenneth Ave.. Parlin. Football 3. 4. JAN TOSCANO: 88 Roosevelt Blvd., Parlin. Echo Lites 2. 3, 4; Dramatis Personae 2, 3; Cho­ rus 2. 3, 4; Images 3; Spring Musical 2, 3, 4: Fall Drama 3; Asst, to the Director 4. MARYANN J. TOTH: 133 MacArthur Ave., Sayre. DIANE TRACZYK: 8 Wisz PL. Sayre. TERRY TRAVISANO: 473 So. Pine Ave.. Mor­ gan. Basketball 2, 3: Field Hockey 2: Softball 2, 3.4. PATRICK TRPISOVSKY: 21 Little Broadway. Sayre. MARILYN TURNER: 5 Juniper Lane. Parlin. MARY BETH TYLER: 94 Pinetree Dr.. Parlin. Field Hockey 2. 3: Basketball Mgr. 2; Softball Mgr. 2; Student Council 3. 4: S.H.S. 3. 4: Quo Vadis Underclassmen Editor 3: N.H.S. 4. KENNETH TYNAN: 42 Albert Dr.. Parlin. Con­ cert Band 2. 3, 4: Marching Band 2, 3. 4: Pit Band 3. 4.

Keith Valentino

DEAN UNKEL: 90 Dolan St.. Sayre. Football 2, 3. 4: Winter Track 2. 3. 4; Spring Track 2. 3. 4; Student Council 4. KEITH VALENTINO: Crestview Apt. 6-C. Par­ lin. Football 2: Baseball 2. 3. DIANE VAN WOEART: 7 Rota Dr., Parlin. Field Hockey 2: Spanish Club 4, Pres. 3. MICHAEL A. VICIDOMINI: 25 Church St., Sayre. Football Mgr. 2; Wrestling Mgr. 2. Michael A. Vicidomini

Susan Wahl

SUSAN WAHL: 25 Campbell Dr., Parlin.


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Distracted by a friend in the hall. Debbie Dickerson stops her notetaking.

Tom Weinman

Janet Weisenmuller

Matthew Wiater


CINDY WAJDA: 70 Haven Terr.. Parlin. Spring Track 2. 3. ROBERT WALSH: 20 Ridge St.. Sayre. TERRY WALTERS: 5 Christopher St., Sayre. PAM WALUS: 10 Lapa Ct.. Parlin. Spring Musi­ cal 2. ED WEBER: 10 Raritan Ave„ S.A. Football 2. 3, 4: Track 3.4: Math Club 4. George Wiggins

Kathy Wille

David Williams

MARK WEBER: 170 Wescost St.. Morgan. TOM WEINMAN: 7 Crescent Ave.. S.A. JANET WE1SENMULLER: 28 Cheltenham PL Sayre. Drill Team 3; Spanish Club 4. JUDITH WELLER: 31 Deerfield Rd.. Parlin. TERRI WENDOLEK: 128 Luke St.. S.A. Library Council 3. 4.

Patty Williams

Shaun Winters

Shirley Wojcik

SUE WH1TTON: 40 Ash Terr.. Parlin. Marching Band 2. 3, 4; Concert Band 2, 3, 4: Pit Band 3. 4; Chorus 4; FT.A. 4. MATTHEW W1ATER: 28 Reseau Ave.. S.A. GEORGE WIGGINS: 46 Albert Dr.. Parlin. Soc­ cer 2. 3: Stage*Crew 3, 4: Echo Lites 4; Quo Vadis 4. KATHY WILLE: 4 Schmitt St.. Savre. Marching Band 2: Spring Musical 2: Chorus 3. DAVID WILLIAMS: 8 Grover Dr.. S.A.

Maryann Wojewoda

Arthur Wolfarth

Steve Wovna

PATTY WILLIAMS: 36 Robin PI., Parlin. SH AUN WINTERS: 4 Gillen Dr.. Parlin. SHIRLEY WOJCIK: 43 Karcher St.. Sayre. MARYANN WOJEWODA: 7 Eulner St.. S.A. ARTHUR WOLFARTH: 32 Oakwood Dr., Par­ lin. STEVE WOVNA: 85 Holly Dr.. Parlin.

Brenda Wright

A1 Wysocki

Jeffrey Yeck

BRENDA WRIGHT: 43 Patton Dr., Sayre. AL WYSOCKI: 384 Main St.. Sayre. S.H S. 3. 4. JEFFREY YECK: 19 Jensen Rd.. Sayre. Echo Lites 2. 3: Sports Editor 4; Marching Band 2. 3; Stage Band 2, 3: Pit Band 2, 3; Multi-Media Club 3; N.H.S. 3.4. NANCY YUHAS: 15 Latham Cr„ Parlin. F.S.A. 2.3; Drill Team 3,4: N.H.S. 3.4. TERRY ZACZEK: 8 Hemlock Dr.. Parlin. F.S.A. 2; F.B.L.A. 2.

Nancy Yuhas

Terry Zaczek

Joseph Zaleski

JOSEPH ZALESKI: 2 Amherst PL, Parlin. 18)

Everyone’s rrAll-American” There are few athletes who are so outstanding that they are recognizable by their first name only. Rhonda is one such athlete. At age 10, Rhonda already showed an interest and talent in basketball. Since there was no organ­ ized team to play on, she went either to the school or a playground near her home and taught herself the game. In her freshman year, Rhonda played on the O.L.V. C.Y.O. team. The following year brought her to SWMHS and a starting position on the Girls’ Varsity team. Rhonda was particularly inspired by her basket­ ball coach, Judy Sunski. “She gives you the enthu­ siasm a player needs,” commented Rhonda. “Her hard practices and strict discipline were just two of the reasons why we had a winning basketball team.” Hard practice seems to be a key part of Rompola’s athletic ability. Off season as well as during the season finds her either at a neighborhood court or at a basketball camp perfecting her skills. Rhonda attended several basketball camps dur­ ing the summer and was selected last year to play on Cathy Rush’s All Star Team in Canada. Rhonda regarded teammates Barb Hennessy and Gayle Grankowski as being a big part of where she is today. “They’ve inspired me since my sophomore year and it’s great to know you have

Allyn Faith Zeisler

Ted Zentek

teammates like that to back you up.” Rhonda, the team’s most valuable player, also attributed the squad’s success to a total team effort. “Rhonda is a hard worker, and unselfish team­ mate and a respected leader,” said Coach Sunski. “She’s modest about the various awards and hon­ ors she has achieved. To summarize — she’s every­ one’s All American!” Although basketball is her favorite sport. Rhonda has also excelled in both field hockey and softball during her years at SWMHS. She earned Varsity letters in all three sports as a sophomore, and has added generously to those since. Rhonda looks forward to playing basketball in college, but is uncertain of the part basketball will play in her future after college graduation. “Right now there is no professional women’s basketball league in the U.S.. but in the future I would like to play on a pro team, providing everything works out well in college.” Rhonda also aspires to play on the U.S. team representing women’s basketball in the Olympics. "It was one goal I always had.” What has basketball come to mean to someone who has made it such a central part of her life? Rhonda put it simply, “To me, being able to play basketball means doing something I really love and at the same time being content with what I’m doing."

Dave Zihala

Natalie Ziola

In Memory of Anthony Buono and John Shaver Lee Zuzzio

David Zyskowski

ALLYN FAITH ZE1SLER: 24 Hemlock Dr.. Parlin. Gymnastics 2; Quo Vadis 3. Editor-in-Chief 4; S.H.S. 3. 4; N.H.S. 4: Girls’ State Delegate 3; Class Pres. 4.

TED ZENTEK: 11 Walling St., Sayre. Football 2. 3. 4; Baseball 2, 3, Capt. 4.

DAVE Z1HALA: 6 Amherst PI.. Parlin.

NATALIE ZIOLA: 22 Evelyn Terr.. S.A.

LEE ZUZZIO: 78 Merritt Ave., S.A. Multi-Media Club 3: Quo Vadis 4; Ecology Club 4.

DAVID ZYSKOWSK1: 35 Brookside Ave., Sayre.


Rhonda’s athletic career at Sayreville was capped off with her selection to the High School All American Team.

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Hockey 2nd Team All Conference Softball 1st Team All Conference 2nd Team All State 1st Tearn All Conference 1st Team Home News 1st Team All State Basketball 1st Team All Conference 1st Team All Conference 1st Team Sentinel 1000 points in 2 years Home News Athlete of Week Central Jersey Athlete of the Year Home News Athlete of Week NJ All Star Team High School All American 1608 points — Alltime School Scoring Record

Jeff Birkle Jeff Brennan Tom Brennan Regina Brock Steve Brown Doug Chance Ken Egington Steve Ferrigno Pat Figueroa Joe Fino Bob Graham Martin Halmi Bob Henk Chris Holliday

Ted Johnsen Paul Kapioski Ed Logan Jim Maciejewski Tony Materazzi Bill Montemurno David Pietrulewicz Ernest Plotner John Quirke Charles Spanarkel James Spicer Marlene Tomaro Debbie Vogel Cheryl Wines



Top Left: The Tennis Team takes a break prior to a match. Top Right: Memories of the Junior Prom. Above Left: A look beyond Sayreville High. Above: The snow serves as a seat for tired runners.

It was a year of change; a year that drew it’s per­ sonality from the expressions of those who were a part of it. Made unique by a blending of talents, ideas, and ambitions as diverse as the student body itself, 1978 left its impression upon every facet of school life. The academics program experienced a curious blend of progression and also a return to some tra­ ditional ideas, including discipline. The most dra­ matic, the new late policy was instituted because of widespread misuse of the previous policy, and may have eliminated I HOP pancakes and Egg M cM uffins entirely from stu d en ts’ weekday breakfast menus. Emphasis in the classroom shifted to basics, and compensatory courses were taught. Both the guidance and art department enjoyed expansion. Students benefitted from Mrs. Rhodes’ effective job placement program and Senior art students envied the underclassmen who would enjoy the new art wing. Coed gym gained wide­ spread acceptance. Girls teams clearly dominated the athletic scene. Coach Sue Maurer’s fall tennis team advanced to the MCAC tourney, while the first year Girls’

Cross Country team went undefeated in the sea­ son, earning second place in the counties. Girls Varsity Basketball finished first in the MCAC and also took second in the counties. Snow, undoubtedly the biggest story of 1978, disrupted school schedules, activities, and elimi­ nated all but two days of Easter Vacation. It also had the curious effect of measuring one’s age. What one saw from the bedroom window while lis­ tening to WCTC with fingers crossed, took on a totally different perspective from the driver’s seat of an automobile. Still, every year has its bright points and during 1978, individual achievements never shone brighter, with student talent representing the entire spectrum of the arts, as well as athletics and aca­ demics. Both Stephanie Maze and Dennis Hahn won essay contests, with Ms. Maze also placing first in an oratorical contest. Talented underclass­ men brought vitality to the stage. Mary Jane Briody and Rhonda Rompola achieved athletic accomplishments that had no precedent in high school. Jeff Yeck received the highest academic award bestowed on a high school student.

Top Right: Glenn Kreiger attracts the crowds attention dur­ ing a 50’s assembly. Top Left: Team spirit is shared among starters of the Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team. ] 85

Top: Rhonda Rompola — Sayreville’s all-time high scorer. Above: With mixed expressions, a group of students listen to the music of Manzo.


Top: The showcase displays the schedule of the Class of ’78’s last Blue and Gray Week. Center: Time seemed to pass with the flip of a calendar page. Above: As a school bus leaves for the last time this year, students wonder what next year will bring.

Today, June 15, 1978, our eyes are misted with the tears of a hundred remembrances. The past has collided with the present and it pushes us into the future. Perhaps reluctantly. Eagerly, we fill our year­ book with dozens of signatures, and with a gentle touch, press our corsage and tuck the prom bid in the back of some drawer for safekeeping. The promise of the future awaits us, but that can be thought about tomorrow. Today is a time for remembering.

Index Acero. Louis 6 .45. 50. 54. 98.99. 144 Accurso, John 131 Adams. Judith 59. 131 Adams. Kenneth 119 Adasczik. Chris 144 Aich. Greg 131 Albert. Doug 101. 131 Albert. James 144 Albert, Robert 144 Alessi. Thomas 99, 144 Alexionok. Annette 144 Alfonso, Gina 54, 131 Almeida. Linda 110. 112. 119 Alster. Larry 131 Altman Jacqueline 144 Amato. Judith 75. 76. 119 Amato. Raymond 131 Ambrose. Wendy 49, 73. 77. 144 Amorosi. Donna 119 Anderson, Karen 108. 109. 144 Anderson. Laura 75. 144 Anderson. Laurel 119 Anderson. Robert 119 Andrades. Mary Lee 119 Anthony, Gregory 119 Antone. Joseph 84. 105. 144 Antonides, Cindy 144 Antonides. Dawn 119 Antonides, Keith 76. 131 Antoniewicz, Judy 114 Appell, Amy 119 Appel. David 94. 119 Applegate. John 114 Applegate, Nancy 45. 46. 144 Arden, Robert 144 Arkis, Lynn 97, 119 Armus, Robin 77, 131 Amelia, Mary 45. 46. 72. 145 Ashe. Elizabeth 24. 131 Aube. Lowell 107. 145 Babinetz. Irene 145 Bachman. Craig 100, 119 Badea, Danny 87, 119 Bailey, Michael 119 Baker. Daniel 119 Ballo. Jack 145 Ballo. Margaret 131 Balon, Lois 75. 145 Baniowski. Jerry 145 Banks, Patricia 48. 145 Barba, Peter 146 Barbella. John 77, 131 Barbieri. Thomas 8 8 . 89. 146 Barfield. Mike 100. 131 Baron, James 38. 146 Barone, Cheryl 119 Barone. Kim 119 Bartkovsky. Donna 146 Bartlinski. John 131 partz. Debra 34. 146 Baszak. Christophe 146 Baszak. James 119 Batissa. Angela 61.66. 119

Baumann. Mary Jo 11. 119 Bay us, Nancy 6 6 , 71,76. 119 Beatrice. Michael 89, 107. 119 Beauregard. Dawn 119 Bechtle, Denise 119 Bechtle, Diane 75. 146 Beebe. Julia 131 Behr, Tom 146 Belenski. Charles 119 Bell. Donald 104. 105. 146 Bell. George 57, 63, 119 Bender, Mark 57. 6 8 , 119 Bentivenga. Chris 119 Bentivenga. Mike 131 Bentivenga. Sal 119 Benulis, Laurie 48. 131 Benzinger, Joan 131 Berecsky. Faith 131 Berg, Tracy 131 Berke, Joel 146 Betzler, Mary 72. 146 Biancamano. Tom 119 Billington. Nancy 22, 57. 72.146 Black, Allan 131 Black, Sanford 119 Blondin. Ellen 119 Bloodgood. Denise 131 Bloodgood, Glenn 146 Bloodgood. Kevin 57. 63. 131 Bobbins, Chris 99. 146 Bobek, Robert 146 Boda, Lydia 119 Bodnar. Donna 119 Bolen, Keith 146 Booth. Kim 131 Borowinski. Chas 146 Borup, Ronald 102. 103. 146 Bouthillette. John 100. 131 Bowie. Jane 131 Bracht, Ellen 119 Bradbury. Doreen 119 Bradbury, Warren 131 Brand, Robert 84, 85. 131 Breese, Barbara 70. 119 Brego, Greg 131 Brent, Amy 51,90. 91. 107. 119 Brent. Karen 50. 51. 77. 90. 107. 131 Brereton, Andrew 131 Brewer. Robert 119 Brien, Thomas 131 Bringhurst, Carol 74, 146 Brinkerhoff. Susan 71, 120 Briody, Marv Jane 51. 75, 77, 90, 107. 131. 138 Brocato. Beth 57, 131 Brodniak, June 71, 131 Brodzinski, Jeff 120 Broudy, Ted 104. 105. 147 Brown, Beverly 131 Bruen. Kathleen 147 Bruno. John 131 Brys. Cheryl 131 Buchberger. Dale 87, 120

Buchman, Marquerit 69, 72, 79. 143, 147 Buckalew, David 120 Buckley, Frances 119 Buczynski, Paula 8 . 54, 70. 73.81, 147 Buffalino, Nichole 147 Bukovec, Steven 120 Bukowski, Yolanda 120 Bunyon, Shelley 5, 147 Burbank, Nancy 110, 112,


Burgermeister, Lin 59. 70, 81. 131 Burke. Leeann 148 Burke. Robert 132 Burkshot, Leslie 148 Burns, Greg 132 Burrell. Andrea 58, 132 Burrets. John 100. 101. 120 Burrets. Roseann 148 Businski, Karen 70, 132 Butchko, Robert 99, 100,


Buyofski. Cynthia 58, 62, 70. 148 Byrd. Robert 120 Byrnes, Kevin 120 Cahill, Kevin 120 Callahan, Beth 72, 148 Callahan, Linda 60, 132 Callahan, Maryann 148 Callahan, Thomas 62. 101.


Callahan. Timothy 132 Cannata, Maria 60, 132 Caputo, Jody 132 Carlesimo, Mike 100, 120 Carlo, Anthony 132 Carnegie. June 51, 52, 131, 132 Carney. David 132 Carr, Laura 58, 73, 75, 148 Carroll, Lisa 148 Carstens, Anita 62, 132 Carter, Daniel 120 Casano, Suzanne 57. 132 Casazza, Nancy 58. 132 Cassidy, Donna 148 Cassidy. James 94, 95. 120 Cassidy, Jeanne 10, 54,6 6 , 68.69.90, 132 Castagnetta, Ai 65, 120, 128 Castronova, Santo 120 Castronovo, Franci 75 Castrorao. Michele 74. 148 Cavanaugh, David 148 Cavone, Anthony 48. 120 Cenci, Alison 132 Centofanti, Steven 148 Cerase, William 148 Certo. William 48. 49, 58. 66.67, 70. 76. 132 Cetta, Anthony 148 Chambers. Doris 132 Chance. Doug 74 Chaplin. Richard 148 Check. Sandra 107, 120. 128 Cherney, Theresa 59, 132 Chi. Anna 132 Chiacchiaro, Mike 148

Chiavacci, Janice 48, 132 Chiminitz, Charles 132 Chiminitz. Joanne 120 Cholowski, Mark 22, 148 Chow, Lin Jen 132 Christensen. Ken 149 Chrysaethopoulous 100. 132 Chudkowski, Greg 120 Ciecko, Debra 149 Cieslarczyk. Chris 132 Cipriano, Joseph 87, 120 Ciprich, Randy 94, 95 Clark, John 132 Clark, Kelly 149 Clark. Shelley 120 Clarke, Eileen 149 Clarke, Kieran 120 Clune, Patricia 132 Coakley, Alice 22,45, 77, 80, 149 Cohen, Flo 50, 149 Cohen, Steven 120 Colacichi, Debbie 14, 71, 77, 132 Colacichi. Karen 59, 71, 120 Coletti, John 149 Colfer, Barbara 120 Collier, Robin 47, 57, 70, 132 Coman, Jeanne 132 Comerford, Patrici 35, 149 Condiracci, Steve 120 Conlon, David 120 Connors, Cynthia 59, 120 Connors, Greg 149 Connors, Kathleen 108, 112, 149 Conroy, Martin 9, 73, 149 Consolo, Steven 149 Constantineau, Dan 105 Constantineau, Dna 149 Conway, Debbie 149 Cook. Brian 132 Cordes, Kathleen 149 Corman, Eric 120 Corman, Randall 143, 150, 154 Corvino, Edwin 150 Coughlin, Jackie 59, 69. 132 Covell, Jerry 120 Cowan, Glenn 132 Coyle, Darleen 60. 132 Coyle. George 120 Coyle. James 120 Coyle, John 84, 150 Coyle, Mark 132 Coyle, Susan 150 Crespo, Jerrie 132 Cristosi, Sue 150 Croasmun. Kirk 150 Crummy, Joan 110, 114,


Crummy, Thomas 150 Cseh, Diane 120 Cuomo, Robert 84, 8 6 , 132 Curotto. Richard 120 Cushing, Kelly 150 Cutrona, Cynthia 47, 70. 132

Cutrona. Sherri 120 Cyr, Richard 57, 132 Czachur. Michelle 44. 46. 108, 150 Czarnecki. Alan 132 Daddio, Phyllis 29, 6 8 , 72, 74, 150 Dail, Amy 120 Dail, Jeanne 150 Daloia. Kathleen 150 Dambra, Diane 132 Dandola, Roseanne 69, 72. 150 Dandorph. Michael 120 Dangelo, Maryellen 114.


Dantuono. Rocco 84. 107. 132 Darpa. Marie 150 Dauda, Steven 57, 63 Davis, Debra 58, 59, 77, 150, 169 Deatherage, Kim 120 Decker, Deborah 70, 81 120 Decker, Jeff 99, 100. 132 Decristofaro, Gera 105, 150 Defilippis, John 47, 63, 64, 65, 132, 141 Dehnz, Lynn 10, 151 Dekanski, John 84, 151 Delduca, Joseph 132 Delgatto, Geralynn 51, 53. 119, 120 Delgado, Josue 101 Delguercio, Diana 71 Delia, Donna 132 Delmotte, Arthur 12, 151 Delmotte, Edward 132 Delucia. Cheryl 58, 120 Delucia, Robert 132 Demayo, Susan 73, 151 Demild, John 84, 8 6 , 132 Dernier, John 120 Denby, Terry 120 Dentz, Timothy 120 Depasquale, Diane 151 Derisi, Diane 151 Deryn, John 84, 132 Desfosse, Joseph 72, 151 Desilvestro, Debra 151 Despirito. Philip 76, 81, 132 Devine. Frank 100, 120 Devine, Gregory 70, 132 Devine, Regina 120 Devlin, John 84, 8 6 , 101. 132 Devoe, George 120 Devoe, Karen 75, 151 Devries, Cathy 58, 59, 62. 79, 132 Deworth, Darci Deworth, Gerald 72. 99. 106. 107. 152 Diangelis, Anthony 120 Dibenedetto. Karen 57. 76. 81. 132 Dickerson. Deborah 152. 180 Dietsch, Cynthia 152 Dimatteo. Anthony 152 Dipaolo. Anthony 132

Dix. Stephen 132 Dodge, Marybeth 58.67. 132 Doherty. Maureen 132 Dolan. Colleen 120 Domino. James 132 Donahue, Debbie 108. 110, 133 Donahue, John 33. 152 Donella. Jerriann 50. 52, 99, 150. 152 Donis. Karen 120 Donlon, Patricia 74. 152 Donnamaria. Caraly 80. 114.120 Donnamaria, Mark 121 Donnelly. Joseph 152 Donnelly. Kelly 152 Donnelly, Natalie 53, 68, 73.81, 152 Downes, Lisa 121 Downie, Gail 121 Doyle, Karen 133 Drake. Darleen 47. 69. 80, 152 Drennan, Michael 121 Dreyfuss, John 72. 84. 107. 153 Drotar. Diane 121 Drwal, Arlene 75, 153 Dubil. Cindy 153 Duerr, Sally 121 Duggan, Eugene 133 Duncan. Sherri 22, 121 Dunwald, Arleen 57. 133 During. Catherine 153 Durrua, Carolann 58, 121 Durrua, Bill 57,63. 133 Dziekan, Ronald 133 Earle. Susan 133 Eck, Daryll 71, 114. 133 Eckstrom, Regina 74. 112, 113, 153 Edgington, Karen 78. 133 Edgington, Nancy 68. 81, 133 Eisenberger, Susan 78, 93, 153 Ellis, John 121 Emslie. Sandra 121 English, Betty 70, 75. 77, 133 English, Dorothy 70, 75, 77. 153 Eppinger, Timothy 153 Eska, Bridget 58. 133 Esser, Elaine 153 Evans, Michelle 121 Evaldi, Michele 121 Everitt, John 21. 153 Fallon, Dawn 58, 121 Fallon, Greg 153 Fallon, Kenneth 153 Falls, Lisa 121 Fanok, Lynn 133 Farace, Agnes 121 Farfel, Glenn 95, 133 Farley, Joanne 133 Fauci, Charles 133 Fazekas, Kathleen 78. 153 Fedor, Carolyn 121 Feeley, Steve 74, 153 Fehl, Robert 153 Fehr, Suzanne 133 Felicetta. Antonio 133 Feller, Lori 154 Fenstermaker, Lori 121

Ference. Bill 121 Ferenci. Richard 48. 76, 81, 133 Ferri. Lori 121 Fino. Joseph 99 Firestine, Susan 60, 78. 121 Fisher, Robert 133 Fitting, William 133 Fitzgerald. James 84, 86, 133 Fitzgerald, John 74, 84, 154 Fitzpatrick. Maria 22, 57, 63, 69, 154 Flanagan. Robert 86, 133 Flechner, Marlene 73, 154 Fleischer, Diane 121 Fleming, Marylou 50, 55, 60. 174 Fleming, Susan 51, 133 Fletcher, Helen 133 Florenzie, Robert 133 Fodor, Laura 154, 162 Fogarty. John 121 Formica. Scott 121 Forster. Sandra 71, 133 Fox, Ronald 13, 25,74, 154 Franey. Margaret 71, 114, 121

Franey. William 100. 133 Frank, Barry 133 Fraykor, Marie 154 Fraykor, Pamela 121 Freeman, David 154 Freid, Daniel 133 Freid. Kenneth 154 Freyer. Tracey 154 Frezzi. Karyn 51,92, 93. 133 Fruehwirth. Rich 53, 154 Fultz. Ruth 121 Fuoti, Sal 154 Fuoti, Suzanne 32, 66, 68, 133 Fusco, Lois 121 Fusco. Raymond 154 Gaasbeck, Donna 107, 112, 121

Gadziala, Dan 133 Galaro. Barbara 7. 112, 113, 154 Gallagher. Gail 59, 67, 133 Gallo. Nancy 121 Garboski, Mark 121 Garbowski, Ricky 121 Garnett, Diane 75, 155 Gasparro, Frank 54, 99, 104, 133 Gaul. Carol 57, 76, 122 Gaul. Richard 155 Gavaletz, Sherry 155 Gazzale, Liz 133 Geiger, Annmarie47, 133 Geliis. Ricky 122 Genus, Frank 63, 122 Genus, John 99, 155 Georgas, Sandra 101, 122 George. Gary 95, 155 Gerenza, Tammy 122 Gerlesky, Theresa 155 Gerula, Paul 155 Ghigliotti, Evelyn 156 Ghigliotti, Marily 78, 133 Giera, Ruth 156 Gilde. Keith 9, 98. 99, 156, 161 Giles. Victoria 134

Ginelli, Donald 40, 156 Ginfrida, Donna 122 Giovenco, Greg 156 Gitlen, Eileen 134 Gitlen. Terri 122 Gizzi, Donna 77, 156 Glenn, Alisa Marie 122 Godowski, John 57, 63, 81, 156 Godrey, Christophe 122 Goetz, Michael 101, 122 Golaszewski. Deb 79, 112, 114, 134 Goldkopf, Ilene78, 156 Golla, Michele 57, 70, 122 Gomez, David 134 Gomez, Julia 60, 134 Gomez, Ronald 122 Gonzales, Antonio 122 Gonzales, Luis 122 Good, Karen 156 Gorczynski, Edward 134 Gordon, Bob 31, 134 Gorman, Kathy 134 Gorman, Maureen 156 Goskowsky, Donna 63, 122 Gostkowski, Robert 134 Grabowski, Denise 134 Grady, Mitchell 156 Grandinetti, Debor45,48, 72, 79, 156 Grandinetti, Mike 156 Grankowski, Gayle 72, 75, 108. 109, 111, 156 Grau, Patricia 66, 70, 122, 127 Gregor, Mark 134 Grenier, Susan 134 Griffith. Ann 110, 122 Grodzki, Marylou 59, 119, 122

Gross, Lynn 134 Grossman, Chris 71, 122 Grossweiler, Rich 134 Grote, James 48, 49, 134 Grover, Linda 134 Guancione, Mark 156 Guerrieri, Gina 51, 66, 131, 134 Guido, Glen 100, 101, 122 Guilfoyle, Judith 156 Gulick, George 134 Gulick, Richard 84, 86, 156 Haber, Lori 60, 134 Hagelgans, Keith 134 Hahn. Dennis 70, 81. 134, 135 Haley. James 134 Halpin, Robert 156 Hambley, Donna 156 Hamill, James 156 Hamma, Maureen 70, 122 Hammer, Linda 76, 134 Hammer, Lisa 70, 76. 122 Hammer, Richard 72, 156 Hammond, Louis 134 Hampson, Diane 156 Hampson, Susan 62, 122 Hanaway, Renee 156 Hansel, Barbara 108, 109, 111. 134 Hansel, Russell 122 Hanson, Richard 4, 156 Haque, Yasmin 45,46, 69, 72. 154. 156 Hartman, Craig 134

Hastie, George 134 Hauber, Eugene 84, 86 Hauber, Maria 107, 122 Hauser, Donna 157 Hauser, James 87. 122 Hayden, Carol 157 Heimall, Donald 74. 157 Heims, Jamie 58, 59, 76, 77, 134 Heisler, Linda 157 Helleland, Christi 122 Henderson, Mike 70, 122 Henk, Robert 33 Hennessy, Barbara 108, 109, 111, 112, 157 Henry, Sherrilee 122 Herbert, Kevin 134 Herbst, Robert 134 Herman, Christine 75, 158 Herrick, Christoph 122 Herrick, David 158 Heussner, Mary 77,90, 106, 107, 134 Hickey. Joseph 48, 134 Hickson, Mona 108, 134 Himmelreich, Don 134 Hockman, Brenda 158 Hogaboom, Jackie 134 Hohsfield, Melanie 134 Holliday, Dorothy 71,77, 158 Holmes, Robert 84 Holswoith, Maryann 158 Holt, Paul 122 Holthausen, Donna 50, 55, 60, 158 Hoover, Sidney 122 Hope, Brett 9 Howardson, Dawn 59, 122 Howardson, Kim 58, 134 Hudak, Karen 78, 122 Huegel, Terry 10, 158 Huff, Sandra 134 Hughes, Sandra 158 Humphrey, Mark 94, 95, 158 Huneke, Debra 112, 158 Hunkele, Gerald 134 Hunnemeder, Greg 158 Hunnemeder, Karen 71, 122

Hunter, Judith 134 Hurley, Dorothea 122 Husak, David 159, 174 Iaciofoli, Alyssa 12,46, 59, 107, 159 Innes, Chris 134 Iorio, Jackie 134 Izaguirre, Pastor 134 Izworski, Carol 75, 159 Izworski, Connie 75, 134 Izworski, Cynthia 76, 122 Jackowski, Nancy 71, 122 Jackowski, Thomas 122 Jackson, Patricia 68 Jackubowski, Debra 51,68, 122

Jacobi, Laura 159 Jadacki, James 134 Jakubczak, Joan 159 Jankech, Charles 122 Jankech, Lisa 58,71,77, 134 Janosko, Lillian 134 Jaremba, Lynnette 122 Jarvis, Derryl 26, 94, 159 Jarvis, Latitia 71, 134

Jasionowski, Ben 159 Jay, Donald 122 Jedrusiak, Jeff 87 Jensen, Erick 159 Jessen, Kathleen 51,66, 122 Joachim, Laurie 74, 159 Johns, William 122 Johnson, Cynthia 134 Jolly, David 134 Jolly, Douglas 107, 122 Jones, John 160 Jones, Kathie 75, 160 Jones, Mark 27, 84, 86, 134 Jones, Richard 20, 122 Jones, Stephanie 70, 71, 79, 134 Jorgensen, George 57, 63, 122

Jorgensen, Karen 70, 100, 123 Josso, Lori 134 Jourdan, Christine 76, 134 Jurkiewicz, Ralph 103, 134 Kabat, Jeffrey 48, 69, 102, 103, 134 Kaczynski, Laura 160 Kaeser, Philip 134 Kalamaras, Grace 107, 123 Kaletski, Mark 134 Kalinowski, Vicky 123 Kaluzny, Jackie 49, 70, 123 Kampo, Brian 160 Kania, Kevin 160 Kania, Laurieann 160 Kantor, Kevin 134 Kapushinski, Maria 160 Karaffa, Grace 64, 70, 123 Karlowitz, Kavid 123 Karlowitz, George 66, 123 Karmin, Audrey 58, 77, 120 Karmin, Alan 48, 160 Karounos, Garry 160 Katko, David 100, 134 Kaufmann, Christy 123 Kausch, Paul 107, 123 Kaymen, Scott 160 Keating, Liz 134 Keating, Robert A. 134 Keating, Robert C. 123 Kedzierski Kim 134 Kelleher, Cathy 101, 114, 134 Keller, Allan 160 Kellert, Walt 160 Kelly, Anne 74, 75, 160 Kelly, Colleen 160 Kemmerer, Linda 62, 135 Kennedy, Judith 66, 71, 93, 135 Kennedy, Matthew 123 Kennedy, Richard 160 Kenny, James 123 Kerr, Lynda 160 Khan, Abida 107, 123 Kibbler, Donald 74, 160 Kidd, Melicia 123 Kiernan, Susan 135 Kierst, Maryann 76, 135 Kilian, Roberta 37, 58, 160 King, David 135 Kinsel, David 101, 135 Kirk, David 72, 84, 105, 160, 177 Kirk, Thomas 135 Kiyak, Michele 59, 123 Kjersgaard, Russ 123

Klaproth. Donald 103. 160 Klauder. Charles 89. 135 Klauder, Mary 160 Klein. John 81.89. 135 Klein, Lorraine 59 Klein. Susan 108, 110. 112, 123 Klein, Terri 57, 161 Kleinow, Tracey 135 Klimuszko, Steven 123 Klitzke, Mark 57, 63. 123 Klosek, Cathy 135 Knable. Mary 123 Knast, Sue 135 Knox. James 161 Knox, Michael 123 Kniffin. Joe 161 Koblos, John 88. 89. 106. 135 Koch, Barbara 70, 123 Koch, Carol 161 Kocsis, Betty 135 Kohrmann. Patricia 75. 161 Kohrmann, Susan 123 Kokich. Linda 4. 161 Koledits, Joseph 135 Koller, James 123 Kominkiewicz, Scot 47. 70, 71.84, 86, 107. 123 Konopka, Diane 135 Kontos, Gail 135 Korn. Randy 123 Kosmoski, Cindi 75. 162 Kosobucki, Jeff 84. 162 Kotarski. Edward 162 Kotsak, Brian 123 Kotula, Duane 162 Kotula, Martin 162 Kotula. Thomas 123 Koval, Lori 162 Kowalchik. Christy 123 Kowalewski, Denise 110. 114 Kowzan. Lynne 66, 70, 71, 123 Kozinski, Karen 135 Krainski, Mike 162 Kraivec, Teresa 77, 135 Krall, George 135 Kranz. Marie 123 Krawsek, Sandra 123 Kreiger, Christine 123 Kreiger, Glenn 50, 99. 103, 161, 162, 177 Kreseski. Judith 58, 66, 71. 72.81, 162, 169 Kreush, John 135 Kriss, Debbie 162 Kriss. Kathleen 135 Krolik, Gary 84.85. 135 Krosnowski. Sharon 162 Krumbine, Gary 135 Krumm. Heidi 58. 162 Kryzkowski. Judy 71. 123 Kryzkowski, Mary 135 Kuback, Denise 74. 162 Kuchta, Karen 30. 135 Kuczynski. Jane 47. 73. 162 Kuhn. Sue 162 Kuligowski. Eugene 135 Kuligowski, Mark 162 Kulik. Joseph 162 Kulpa, Peter 123 Kultys. Kenneth 162 Kupsch. Cynthia 123 Kupsch. Joseph 163

Kurczeski. Karen 135 Kutz. Timothy 163 Kwiatkowski, Paul 135 Kwiatkowski. Sue 78, 135 Kwiatkowski, Tony 135 Kwiecinski, Janet 135 Labassi, Laura 136 Laberge. David 136 Ladzinski, Gerard 123 Laffey, Thomas 123 Lakomski, Thomas 103, 136 Lalor. Patricia 5, 50, 163 Lalor. Vincent 123 Landsberg, Ian 123 Lapa, Christine 71, 123 Laport, Christopher 25, 163 Larsen, Nancy 112, 163 Larsen, Penny 107, 123 Laskiewicz, Leon 123 Lasko, Karen 136 Lasko, Marc 136 Lasko, Robert 38, 163 Lasky, Laurie 40, 78, 163 Latham, Jane 136 Laubach, Edwin 38, 123 Lauro, James 124 Lauro, Kim 164 Lawson, Janice 136 Lear, Mark 124 Leblanc, Lori 124 Leblanc, Theresa 164 Ledonne, Gerald 164 Leech, Donald 164 Leech, Robert 124 Lehocky, Craig 74, 164 Lenahan,Joe 136 Lenahan. Lawrence 101, 124 Leonido, Donna 164 Leppig, Fred 80, 164 Lettiere, John 124 Letts, Paul 104, 105 Levine, Todd 136 Lichtenstein, Cind 136 Lichtenstein, Pam 90, 91. 106, 107,136 Licinski, Eileen 124 Licinski, Steve 136 Lieberman, John 164 Lipay. Alan 164 Liquori, Lisa 110, 124 Liszka, Raina 124 Locha, Thomas 56, 57, 164 Lockie, William 124 Locklin, Dawn 92, 93, 124 Lockwood, Eileen 164 Lockwood, Raymond 100, 124 Lockwood, Robert 136 Lockwood, William 124 Lomeli, Georgine 119, 124 Longo, Janet 136 Lorenc, Laurel 124 Lotrario, Donna 57, 164 Loughman, James 124 Lovely, Susan 136 Lowe. Cathy 165 Lowery. Mike 99. 136 Lucadano. Mary 165 Lucas. John 165 Lucas, Lynn 9, 154, 165 Luciano, Dennis 74. 165 Luther, Daniel 70. 89, 107. 136 Lykin, Richard 136

Lynch, Coleen 124 Lynch, John 101, 124 Lynch, Kevin G. 165 Lynch, Kitty 57, 63, 124 Lynch. Pamela 124 Lyon, Gary 136 Lyons, William 124 Lytkowski, Dawn 59, 105, 124 Lytkowski, Marylee 136 Lytkowski, Robert 136 Mcarthur, Randy 100, 124 McBride. Adrienne 51,70, 71, 124 McCormack, Debbie 58, 136 McCormack, Paul 125 McCoy, Joe 70, 71, 136 McDermott, Linda 110, 114, 136 McDonald, James 125 McDonald, Joseph 51 McDonald, Margaret 50, 55, 165, 172 McDowall, Arlene 107, 125 McDowall, Eileen 71, 136 McGowan, Harry 88. 89. 107, 136 McGrath, Denise 97, 136 McGrath, Scott 107, 136 McGuffey, Karen 58, 66, 68. 70, 136 McGuire, Dennis 74, 84, 165 McGuire, Doreen 125 McKenna, Kevin 125 McKeon, Michael 87, 105, 125 McLaughlin. Barb 68, 105, 125 McMillen, Brian 27, 136 McNerny, Rick 84, 165 McSpadden, Melinda 112. 136 McVay, Diane 50, 165 Maciejewski, Joyce 125 Mackay, Eileen 136 Magee. Darren 165 Magee. Lisa 125 Mahn, Donnalee 70, 136 Majeski, Raymond 125 Makara, Antoinette 165 Makransky, Michael 56, 57, 63. 165 Malaspina, Ginny 165 Malaspina, Susan 108, 109, 111, 136 Malik, Maureen 165 Malik, Robert 136 Malik, Stephen 125 Malkiewicz, Madeli 125 Malkiewicz. Nancy 136 Mall, Cheryl 125 Mandel, Susan 136 Mannell, Debra 6, 93. 136 Mansmann, Suzanne 57, 125 Marchesani, Claudi 70, 136 Marcinczyk, Miche 166 Marcinczyk. Mike 136 Marfan. Kim 136 Marko. Jeff 137 Markowski, Glen 166 Marrazo, Linda 64, 125 Marrazza, Sharon 125 Marsch, Joseph 166

Martens, Lisa 45, 69, 72, 80, 166 Martin, Carol 70, 166 Martin, Catharine 137 Martin, Marta 75, 166 Marzullo, Ellen 137 Masarik, Michele 75, 152, 166 Maskall, Albert 125 Mast, Bruce 47, 64, 65, 66, 67, 100, 137 Mast, Jonathan 166 Masterson, Steven 125 Mathers, Maryann 125 Matthews, Carol 166 Matthews, Mike 137 Matthews, Patrick 125 Matuszewski, Bob 125 Maydish, Jim 137 May hew, Cindy 166 Maze, Marla 52, 54, 137 Maze, Stephanie 47, 48, 49, 70, 135, 137 Mazuroski, Mark 166 Mazzara, Antoinett 125 Meakem, Eric 100, 105. 125 Medlin, Steven 125 Megill, Sandra 125 MehUody 44, 54,71,72, 75, 108, 166 Mehl, Lori 93, 110, 125, 127 Meier, Edwin 166 Meirose, Tom 166 Meise, Edward 125 Meise, Lawrence 125 Meise, Robert 166 Mellas, James 137 Meltreder, Ronald 125 Mendoza. Rene 137 Merlo, Sandy 75, 166 Merski, Paul 125 Mervin, Keith 33, 125 Meyer, Lori 166 Meyer, Pamela 166 Meyer, Shelley 125 Meyertons, Janise 70, 79, 96, 97. 137 Miara. Debra 166 Miara, Donna 97, 125 Midgley, Patrick 137 Mifsud, George 167 Miglin, Laurie 137 Miglin, Michael 125 Miglin, Stephen 125 Milana, Kimberly 125 Milana, Valari 137 Milana, Victoria 72. 167 Miller, Jeffrey 76, 125 Miller, Leigh 125 Mills, Charles 57, 63, 68. 137 Mills, Judy 125 Minch, Barbara 137 Minchew, Alene 73, 79, 167 Minnella. Marie 125 Miranda, Joseph 125 Mizak, Susan 167 Mfdzelewski. Kathy 55, 60, 167 Moe, Christine 30, 137 Moeller, Alison 137 Monaghan, Annmarie 137 Mongioi, Adele 49, 66, 68, 71, 127, 137 Montemurno, Bill 167 Moore, Frederick 125

Moore, Patricia 75, 168 Moran, Brian 94, 137 Moran, James 137 Moran. Kevin 125 Morgan, Lester 47, 100, 124,125 Morizio, Joseph 125 Morris, Timothy 168 Mosakowski, Mike 94, 137 Moskwa, Lorraine 168 Moyle, Kenneth 70, 100, 107, 137 Mozdzen, James 137 Mozdzen, Joseph 137 Mueller, Donna 168 Mulcahy, Joann 58, 70, 137 Muller, Raymond 125 Muller, Theresa 68, 125 Mulligan, David 125 Mullin, Christophe 137 Mureski, John 125 Muroski, Barbara 137 Muroski, Ed 168 Murphy, Ann Marie 168 Murphy, Janie 54, 55, 168 Murray, Daniel 137 Mytnick, John 84, 137 Nafus, Charles 125 Nafus, Donna 168 Nagle, Linda 125 Naglich, Cindy 137 Nahai, Lori 75, 168 Nahai, Lynn 125 Napier. John 137 Nash, Ronald 125 Natoli, Barbara 125 Needham, Kathy 168 Nehila, Joseph 125 Neidermeyer, Carol 96, 97. 168 Neilson, Joan 168 Neilson, Margaret 78, 137 Neiss, Laura 137 Nenichka, Machelle 168 Nerbetski, Patty 75, 169 Nesterwitz, Amy 51.96, 97, 119, 125 Newcomer. Beverlie60. 169 Newman, Beth 69, 79, 92. 93, 137 Nicorvo, Richard 84, 169 Nieto, Suzanne 137 Nieves, Dori 68, 74, 169 Noe, Donald 57, 63, 68. 169 Noe, Madelyn 90, 137 * Novak, Michael 125 Novak, Ralph 102, 103. 125 Novak, Robin 35, 137 Noviski, John 137 Nowak, Andrew 169 Nowak, Dennis 24, 127, 137 Nowicki, Mary Ann 75. 169, 170 Nowicki, Ken 169 Nowicki, Nancy 137 Nowicki, Susan 137 Nykvist, Arline 58, 70, 71. 76,81, 137 Oberlander, Jeryl 68, 137 Obrien, Patty 75, 169 Ochman, Joanne 125 Ochman, John 137 Oconnell, Patricia 137 Odolecki, Mary 58, 77, 126 Ogborne. Robin 137 Ohare, John 170

Oleary, Eileen 126 Oleary, Jackie 170 Oleary, Thomas 84, 86, 137 Oleksza, Donna 137 Olender. Richard 170 Oliver, Scott 126 Olsvary, Paul 126 Olsvary, Ruth 170 Oneill, Donna 126 Oneill, William 126 Onifer, Anthony 126 Orlando, Carol 137 Orlowicz, Stephani 47. 70. 72, 170 Orsag, Celeste 170 Osborne, Patricia 126 Osnato. Sue 96. 97, 170 Ostrowkki, Mary Ann 75, 170 Otero, Edward 170 Owens, Deborah 138 Owens. John 105, 126 Pacchioli, Donna 51,60, 69, 138 Pacheco, Isabel 126 Paczkowski, Ed 126 Padovano, Jackie 170 Pagliuco, Jackie 14. 75, 126 Paladino, Angelo 170 Palmer, Joyce 138 Papa, Dawn 170 Papa, Lisa 138 Paprota, Cynde 170 Parisio, Denise 94, 170 Pariso, Debra 126 Pariso, Dena 170 Parker, Darryl 138 Parker, Debra 170 Parker, Steven 126 Parkinson. Eliz 71. 126 Parse, James 74. 170 Parsler, Maryellen 12,46. 58, 59, 171 Patella. Robin 79, 171 Patskanick, Lisa 138 Paul, Steven 66. 69, 99. 100, 138 Pavlik, Jean 126 Pavlik, John 171 Pazur, Scott 99, 101. 138 Peake. Thomas 140 Pearson. Scott 126 Pedersen, Gwen 126 Pelszynski, Steve 84, 171 Pennington, Laura 126 Pennington. Walter 126 Perez. Susana 138 Peters, Richard 57. 171 Petersen, Pamela 126 Peterson, Charleen 138 Peterson, Craig 126 Peterson, Cynthia 171 Petrozzi. Michelle 90. 138 Petrozzi, Theresa 90, 126 Petti. Jerry 126 Pfeiffer. Marina 171 Pfeiffer. Robin 138 Phillip, Robert 126 Phillips. Jim 138 Phillips. Mike 138 Piccolo, Pat 138 Pickus, Shelley 78, 126 Pierce. Robin 138 Pietrulewicz. Dave 26 Pilch, Terry 171

Pilot. Cathy 171 Pilot. Theresa 126 Piskorski, James 126 Pitt, John 9. 171 Plawski, John 138 Plewa. Richard 94. 126 Plunkett. Brian 102, 103, 171 Plunkett, Daniel 171 Podbelski. Brenda 171 Podlesny, Kevin 126 Pohl. Juanita 22, 138 Poignant, Denise 58, 59, 126 Polihrom, Anastasi 138 Polihrom, Elizabet 126 Poliny. Lynnette 171 Polites, James 138 Pollard. Barbara 138 Poltrictzky. John 171 Pomparelli. Vince 72, 99, 172, 177 Pondo. Joanne 50, 60, 75, 172 Porpora, Michael 126 Port, Lisa 126 Posik, Doreen 138 Powell, Mark 87, 105, 126 Poweski, Joann 75, 172 Poweski, Susan 76, 138 Prato, Gary 172 Pretti, Stephen 126 Pritchard, Bernade 172 Prusakowski, Donna 59, 138 Prusecki. Pamela 126 Pryor, Chris 172 Przybylko, Susan 172 Puccio, Alfred 139 Puhalski. James 139 Pytel. Annmarie 126 Pytel, Thomas 126 Quattrocchi. Frank 126 Quick, Michael 139 Quigley. Kathleen 58, 76, 139 Quinto, Joseph 57, 63, 126 Raab, Carol 139 Rachwal, Helen 139 Ragonese, Joseph 139 Ranalli. Robert 172 Randise. Perry 101, 139 Rankin, Lori 105, 172 Rankin, Patti Jean 126 Rarus, Nancy 126 Rathbun. Elizabeth 107, 126 Ravaioli, Donna 126 Ravaioli, Jeffrey 172 Raymond. Darlene 139 Recallo. Grace 126 Redding, Frank 87, 126 Reece, Patricia 172 Reese. Patricia 78, 126 Regelski, Todd 75, 172 Rehberger, Camille 172 Reisman, Marc 139 Rella. Marie 127 Rella, Rudolph 14, 139 Remo. Marc 127 Rhatican, Mary 172 Ricciardi. Joseph 139 Richel. Debra 97, 139 Rilveria. Veronica 139 Rinaldi, Thomas 127 Rispoli. Lisa 62, 110, 139

Ritter, Cindy 110, 127 Roberts, Daryl Ann 57,63, 172 Roberts, Keith 127 Rogers, Linda 56, 57, 70, 71, 127 Rojewski, Patricia 127 Rojewski, Paula 107, 127 Rolzhausen, James 127 Rolzhausen, Robt 76, 127 Roman, Joyce 76, 127 Roman, Michael 127 Roman, Paul 172 Romer, Kathy 93, 127 Romer, Ken 139 Rompola, Rhonda 108, 111, 172, 183, 186 Rondesko, Donna 172 Rooney, John 172 Rosar, Wendie 68, 139 Rosario. Marilyn 172 Rosebrock, Judy 172 Rosenberg, Jay 173 Rosenberg, Jodi 139 Rosenkopf, Lori 97, 127 Rovira, Cheryl 69, 76, 79, 139 Rowley, Sandra 173 Ruby, Dorothy 173 Rumpf, Claudia 127 Rupp, Tracy 45, 139 Rusay, Mitch 69, 73, 173 Ruskai, Ronald 173 Russell. Gary 127 Russo, Kathy 51.69,91, 106, 107, 139 Russo, Maureen 127 Russo, Ray 173 Russo, Stan 139 Ruszczyk, Lisa 139 Ryan, Brendan 127 Ryan, Joan 139 Ryan. John 103, 173 Ryan, Ken 139 Ryan, Mark 87, 105, 127 Ryan, Patrick 94, 125 Ryan. Tom 139 Rysinski, Rich 139 Sabb, Richard 127 Sabine. Andrew 84, 85, 86. 106, 107, 127 Sadowski, Lillian 72, 75, 174 Sadowski, Pamela 81, 174 Saltzman, Jacqueli 69, 92, 93, 139 Salvatore, Fran 139 Salvatore, John 131 Samuel, Joann 66, 79, 127 Samuel, John 72, 174 Samuel. Michael 127 Samuel, Tim 174 Sano, Debbie 174 Santangelo, Christ 139 Santaniello, Sandy 139 Sardoni, Joseph 127 Satorski. Darlene 67, 139 Satorski, Sharon 127 Saunders, Maryelle 127 Scala, Debra 127 Scala, Denise 127 Scanlon, Donna 139 Scassera. Bob 174 Schack, Cindy 174 Schaefer, Laurie 15. 51,60, 139

Schaefer, Mark 174 Schenerman, Tom 139 Schenker, Lori 174 Schicchi. Vincent 87, 127 Schiller, Myrna 70 Schmalz, Lois 47, 127 Schmidt, Lori 57, 67, 76. 139 Schmidt. Margaret 139 Schneider, Kim 127 Schneider, Suzzan 114, 127 Schorr. Jill 48.49 139 Schreiner, Bryan 139 Schultz, Janet 127 Schwaemmle, Richar 127 Schwankert, Lynn 71, 127 Sciarrillo, Kim 69, 139 Scillia, Charles 127 Scimeca, Mark 64, 65, 67 Scott, Laura 174 Scully, William 174 Seaman, Janet 34, 75, 174 Sears, Mary 71, 77, 139 Sears, Patricia 70, 72, 77, 80, 175 Sedlak, Nancy 139 Seitis, Gary 139 Sekso, Sheryl 175 Seminaro, Robert 127 Sena, Robin 175 Senkeleski, Donna 59, 127 Servedio, Vincent 84. 85, 103, 139 Sessa, Deborah 127 Shabatun, Laura 76, 127 Shanley, Kevin 7, 84, 107, 121, 127 Shapiro, Paul 139 Sharrock, Janet 127 Shorosky, Anita 28, 75, 175 Shymanski, Kathy 139 Siarniak. Nancy 74, 175 Siarniak, Sharon 139 Sica, Jeffrey 65. 139 Sideris, Anthony 139 Sielewicki, Kathy 175 Sieminski, Thomas 139 Sieron. Bonnie 175 Sigmund, Chester 127 Silletti, Christin 92, 93, 127 Silvester, Chris 139 Simanek, Tom 79, 80, 175 Simko, Mark 128 Simnor. Keith 99, 100, 139 Simnor. Richard 84, 103, 175 Simon, Gerald 128 Simonelli, Rick 15. 139 Singer, David 76, 128 Sinka, Kevin 128 Sisolak, Carole 13, 175 Skarzynski, Glenn 48, 56. 57,63, 64, 139 Skarzynski. Tracey 57, 70, 128 Skorupa, Alex 128 Skurka, Diane 175 Skurka, Martin 139 Skwiat, Gary 128 Sloan, Lillian 175 Slover, John 139 Smierzynski, Diane 71, 78, 107. 128 Smierzynski, Steph 84, 86, 140 Smith. Diane 140

Smith, Donna 140 Smith, Donna M. 72, 79, 175 Smith, Kyle 140 Smith, Thomas 128 Smithers, Christin 50, 112. 175 Snekszer, Michelle 175 Sobiranski, John 128 Sobol. Mark 140 Soika, Glenn 87, 107. 128 Soika, Jackie 74, 176 Sollecito, Marylyn 71, 93, 140 Sopris, Christophe 57, 128 Sorensen, James 176 Sotile, Barbara 69, 76, 140 Soto. David 128 Soto, Gloria 57, 71, 140 Soto, Maria 140 Sowinski, Phil Sparno, Linda 176 Speiser, Patricia 176 Spicer, Debra 128 Spiecker, Kenny 84. 176 Spiegel. Marc 100, 140 Sgolowitz, Veronica 71, 128 Spitzer, Debra 6, 108, 176 Sprague, Betty 176 Stacy, Robin 71, 128 Stamper, Scott 100, 128 Stanizewski, Maria 176 Starek, Mark 140 Starek, Richard 128 Stary, Linda 114, 128 Stawinski. Donna 75 Stecky, Daniel 140 Stockel, Susan 176 Stoddard, George 107, 176 Stollar, Lisa 128 Stolte, Joel 128 Stowers, Dawn 140 Strika, Dan 27, 99, 140 Sudnick, Stanley 128 Sudnikovich, Ken 128 Sudnikovich, Sue 177 Sulikowski, Barbar 177 Summerer, Michael Sumski, David 177 Sumski, Nancy 177 Sutthill, Wilford 128 Sutter, Andrew Sutton, David 100, 128 Sweeney, James 128 Sweeney, Ray 177 Sweeney, Susan 62, 70, 79, 128 Swider, Beth 177 Swider, Lance 177 Switzer, Richard 177 Syslo, Caroline 140 Syslo, John 72, 84, 107, 177 Szarejko, Jackie Szatkowski. Lori 71, 140 Szawaryn, Michele 71, 128 Szczepanik, Annmar 140 Szczepanik. Joann 59, 77, 178 Szot, Arki 178 Szot, John 178 Szot, Robert 128 Taormina, Deborah 68, 71, 140 Tarnacki, John 62, 101, 128 Tauber, Mary 71, 128


Teeter, Brian 51,94, 107, 128 Teeter, Phil 57,63,72, 178 Telepan, Karen 71 Tevis, Lisa 59, 140 Thasites, Thomas 128 Therien, Robin 71, 128 Thomsen, Carla 128 Tischler, Amy 50, 178 Tischler, Michael 128 Tkatch, Brian 84,86, 140 Tkatch, Robert 84, 178 Tobias, Cindy 100,140 Tomko, Allen 128 Tomkoski, Brenda 99, 128 Tomkoski, Christin 70, 100, 140 Toscano, Jan 68, 178 Toth, Lisa 71,128 Toth, Maryann 178 Totin, George 86, 140 Traczyk, Diana 178 Trainer, Neil 98, 99, 140 Travisano, Terry 178 Trawinski, Carolyn 140 Trickel, Debra 62,70, 79, 140 Triggs, Robert 140 Triggs, Timothy 140 Trpisovsky, Pat 8, 178 Truppo, Dellamarie 140 Turback, Jeffrey 128 Turner, Marilyn 75, 178

Twardos, Susan 140 Tyler, Marybeth 179 Tynan, Kenneth 9,57,179 Uhrig, Joanne 140 Ulrich, Eileen 114,128 Unkel, Dean 50,84, 107, 179 Unkel, Scott 107,140 Vaccaro, Maria 14,71,128 Vaccaro, Michael 32,87 Valentino, Keith 179 Vanfossen, Mickey 70,128 Vanwagenen, Jeanin 140 Vanwoeart, Diane 70,179 Vasquez, Robert 128 Veit, Eric 88,89,106, 107, 140 Veltre, Mark 129 Vicidomini, Mike 179 Vicino, William 129 Viego, Daniel 140 Vincent, Roger 105, 140 Viner, Kathy 140 Volker, Daniel 129 Volosin, Jeffrey 129 Vontish, Theodore 129 Wagner, Glenn 129 Wagner, Wally 129 Wahl, Susan 179 Wajda, Cindy 180 Walas, Sharon 129 Walsh, Kathleen 66, 78, 129 Walsh, Leo 51,68,87

Walsh, Robert 180 Walters, Martin 129 Walters, Theresa 34,74,180 Walus, Pamela 180 Wands, Steven 129 Wangerien, Kevin 129 Ward, Caroline 140 Ward, Elizabeth 140 Waskis, John 100,129 Weber, Edward 84, 180 Weber, James 51, 84, 86, 140 Weber, Joseph 140 Weber, Mark 180 Weinman, Loretta 140 Weinman, Richard 140 Weinman, Tom 180 Weis, Kim 129 Weisenmuller, Jan 180 Weller, Judith 180 Wendler, Joy 58,140 Wendolek, Teresa 180 Weshnak, Heidi 57,67, 140 Whitaker, Timothy 140 White, Cathleen 129 Whitton, Sue 57,180 Wiamer, Anthony 129 Wiater, Matthew 180 Wiggins, George 68,99, 181 Wille, Kathy 181 Wille, Sandra 129 Williams, David 181 Williams, Margaret 140

Williams, Patricia 74,181 Wilson, 140 Wines, David 129 Winters, Sharon 129 Winters, Shaun 181 Wishney, Cheryl 69, 140 Wisnewski, Mark 140 Wisnewski, Michael 140 Wisniewski, Lori 66,68,129 Witkowski, Janet 140 Wlodarczyk, Sheila 80, 140 Wnorowski, Cindi 140 Wojcik, Darlene 58,129 Wojcik, Shirley 34,75, 181 Wojewoda, Maryann 181 Wolf, Bettyann 59,76,78, 140 Wolf, Garry 88,89,106, 107,129 Wolfarth, Art 181 Wolfarth, Eric 100, 129 Wolk, Leslie 129 Wolski, Victor 129 Woods, Michael 140 Worobey, Nina 79,81,129 Wos, Joanne 129 Wos, Karen 58,67, 140 Wovna, Stephen 181 Wozniak, Diane 140 Wren, Keith 129 Wright, Brenda 181 Wright, Sally 129 Wrubel, William 84, 86, 140

Wysocki, Alfred 181 Yaremko, Kevin 140 Yeck, Jeff 48,49, 144, 181 Yin, Edward 70,100,140 Young, Robin 129 Yuhas, Nancy 72, 181 Yurish, Greg 140 Zabaleta, Maria 107,129 Zabicki, Susan 93,140 Zaczek, Theresa 181 Zalaznick, Leticia 140 Zaleski, Joseph 181 Zaleski, Michelle 129 Zaleski, William 129 Zaleskin, Michele 129 Zamorski, Terri 68, 71, 140 Zeisler, Allyn 44, 54,69, 73, 182 Zentek, Cathy 140 Zentek, Ted 84,182 Zielinski, Ellen 36, 140 Ziemba, Maryann 75,76, 78, 140 Zihala, Dave 182 Ziola, Jeanne 129 Ziola, Natalie 182 Zollinger, Candy 108, 140 Zollinger, Dawn 110,129 Zubeck, Charlotte 129 Zuccaro, Geraldine 76, 129 Zuczek, Daniel 140 Zuzzio, Shirley 182 Zyskowski, David 182

QUO VADIS 1977 Columbia Scholastic Press Association First Place Award Quo Vadis 1978 would like to thank all those who helped with Ms. Westaby’s Dedication. Special thanks to Ms. Sue Maurer, Ms. Judy Sunski, and Ms. Pat Willis.