Mt. Penn Jr./Sr. High
25th and Filbert Sts. - Mt.
Penn, Pa. 19606
SUSAN RISHEILL CROW
a 1982 graduate of Mt. Penn.
Her husband, Robert was a
1982 graduate. Mrs. Jo
Risheill, her mother, is a
secretary in the Business
Office of Antietam School
The Class of 1982 has begun
a scholarship fund in
Contributions can be sent to
the School Office.
This year we decided to do something
different for Christmas presents.
Instead of asking what the teachers
wanted for Christmas, we asked several
seniors. Their replies were very
- a date with Rob Lowe.
- a pair of high heels so the rest of
the world will know she is a sen�ior.
- to give Ronnie Slutsky a can of oil.
Jurasinski - to give some
Mt. Penn teachers the ability to realize
the fact that women are superior to men.
- 944 Porche Turbo.
- to be Cal Ripken Jr.�s personal bat
- a green M&M and definition of a Cox
- a pair of gold star ice skates.
- a date with Seka.
- John Graczyk and The Sharks.
- a one way ticket to Hawaii.
- a little M.G. with enough gas to get
me to the shore.
- Mighty Mark the Shark.
- a night with Sting.
- the soloflex man.
- a year�s supply of ice cream.
- a grip.
- an IROC.
- Dan Hafetz
LOOKING FORWARD TO 1986
Every year is different to the next year
in several ways. So what in 1986 will be
Mr. Brossman will be taking a new position in Hanover,
PA. Mr. Segro will be going on
sabbatical. Mrs. Starr and Mrs.
Spatz will be returning. A whole
new set of 16-year-olds will be driving
on our roads. The Class of �86
will graduate. Whatever else
occurs, we hope 1986 will be a peaceful
and happy year.
This year saw many international incidents which
stirred up world-wide attention. The
major political events included the many
hi-jackings and terrorist activities, as
well as negotiations for disarmament and
It was also a year of giving. Many top-named musicians
came together and performed a 1 7-hour
concert to raise money for world famine
For some it was a tragic year. The destruction of
property and the death of thousands were
caused by natural disasters such as
earthquakes, volcanoes, and hurricanes.
This year had its troubles and heartaches, but for most
of us peace and
- Kerry Motze
Learn to make
the most of life
Lose no happy day,
Time will never bring you
Chances swept away,
Leave no tender word unsaid
Improve each moment as it
Make the most of life
As life is short and wears
At this time of the year when it becomes so very easy
to replace the important
things in our lives with
material gifts and presents
from friends and relatives,
we totally neglect to
cherish the most valuable
gift ever bestowed upon us -
life itself. Perhaps it
takes an unexpected tragedy
to reawaken us to the world
around us - to force us to
appreciate our friends and
loved ones - to realize
that, yes, life is so very
short and fleeting and to
accept that Mom and Dad and
uncle Bob and aunt Agnes and
little John will not live
forever. Don�t waste time in
trivial arguments that you
know will end anyway or in
bearing grudges that really
have no purpose in life.
Embrace life, embrace the
lives of those around you,
and cherish every drop,
every ounce of life that God
has given you.
Christmas and Hanukkah, come but once a year.
Take this opportunity to
mend all broken
relationships, to heap wood
on a cold and splintered
friendship that you�ve been
wanting to rekindle, and to
wish everyone a Merry
Christmas and a Happy
Hanukkah before it is too
late to do so.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from the
and staff of Mount Penn High
Letters to the Editor
1984-85 has been a tear of caring and humanitarian acts
by the entertainers of the world. Starting in
1984 with Band Aid, then USA for Africa, Live
Aid, Hearing Aid, and more recently, Farm Aid.
I think that these ideas were great, and Bob Geldof
(coordinator and founder of Band Aid and Live
Aid) has made an outstanding contribution toward
stopping world hunger; but I think that with all
of these �noble� causes, that people will soon
grow tired of the save the world campaigns and
songs.� After it�s over, then what?
There is no follow through and other steady programs of
relief. If you are going to do something like
that, you should be able to keep it going.
It�s my opinion that if we want to help someone
we must follow through and keep on working until
hunger disappears instead of once and done.
We must also remember that giving food is not the
complete answer. As the saying goes �Give a man
a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to
fish and he eats for a life time.�
If you think you can be your best without always trying
your best than you are probably not thinking too
Volume XXIX, Edition 3
Penn Post is
published 8 times per year by the
Journalism Class of Mt. Penn
Junior/Senior High School.
all to often heard someone distainfully called a
�jack of all trades, master of none� or someone
claim shamefully to be one.
I do not know how the phrase has gotten such a bad name
or why it should.
Scientists have stated that the most significant
discoveries are usually by people with a wide
range of knowledge, that find a connection
between the greatly varied subjects where a
specialized scientist would not.
Having broad knowledge and experience also gives a
person a wider ability for vocations and gives
him an opportunity to feel the profound unity of
life and its experiences.
I am a jack of all trades and I must say I am proud of
ARE STAR WARS
BECOMING A THREAT?
Star wars, not the movie, but a weapons system has
become a major point of dispute in the
Soviet/U.S. arms talks. The anti-missile
satellites that President Reagan has �ok�ed� to
be built and launched into orbit are a bit of a
problem for the Soviets.
First of all, they would just about even the arms race
(the Soviets having approximately five missiles
to our every one) plus the fact that the Soviets
don�t have the technology to build any
satellites of their own. But the most important
factor to me is that once the anti-missiles
satellites are placed into position, the Soviets
will not be able to fire any of their missiles
and count on them to reach their destination.
But we could launch a nuclear strike and hit the
target with accuracy.
I just hope that it never comes to that.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
When you give presents during the holidays, do
you take time to think about what they symbolize
or do you just give a person a present because
they give you one? When one gives a gift it
should not matter what it costs. Just because a
gift is expensive does not make it more
meaningful. A gift that is handmade especially
for a person often means more than a bought gift
because you took the time to show you cared.
when you give gifts during the holidays remember that it is the
thought that counts and that is what the spirit
of giving means.
year at Christmas it seems as though our wads of
money turn into cents. When we go shopping for
presents, the money that is used to buy
something nice, now buys something cheap.
Inflation plays a huge part in rising prices, but the
stores also play a part in the price of the
A way in which stores could make more money and still
cut down on prices of the items is by having
more sales closer to the holidays. Most of us
are last minute shoppers, so it. should be more
of a benefit to us, the consumers, then having
the majority of the sales before Thanksgiving,
when we are more likely to miss them.
Unfortunately, the system of sales and their profits
cannot easily be changed, so for now it would be
a good idea to shop early, when the sales are.
After-school specials are films shown on
television that present and deal with many
problems facing today�s youngsters.
In one episode, a girl was caught shoplifting,
and was tried and sentenced by a student court.
Another show portrayed two children kidnapped by
their mother and how they handled their
situation. Two other episodes showed a girl
dealing with her mothers death, and a girl who
After-school specials are beneficial to students
because they show problems that we may have to
face. They show ways that these problems may be
dealt with, which is similar to giving advice.
I am in favor of alter-school specials, and I
feel that they should be aired more frequently.
People are always interested in how much money
someone makes at a job. Parents always push
their kids into schooling for a specific job
because of the high income.
Is this not an invitation to unhappiness? Even if you
have much money, is that a true measure of
happiness and success? I think not. If we are to
be happy we should enjoy as much of what we do
as we can, especially our vocation.
We should therefore search for a vocation that is
deeply touching and fulfilling to us and within
that we will find happiness of a more important
On November 1 5 of this year, the
students of Mount Penn High School were issued
report cards. Some of the students were able to
qualify for one of the two types of honor rolls
at our school. Honor Roll was issued to any
student who had an 80% average or above. Merit
Honor Roll was issued to the student with an
average of at least 93.75%. Congratulations to
all students who received these academic awards.
Jason E. Miller
STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER
These students are recognized for the
improvement in their grades.
our Female Senior of the Issue is well known
around the school for her art work. She likes
playing raquetball, doing gymnastics, and
running. In school, Suzanna�s favorite subjects
are art, math and science. Suzanna is president
of Student Council, vice-president of National
Honor Society, and an active member of Modern
Language Club, Y-Teens, Girls Leader Corps, and
College Bowl. She is also doing the art work for
Suzanna likes doing things with her friends in her free
Suzanna�s future plans are in architecture. She would
like to study at Cornell or Syracuse University.
- Julie Hyman
Jeff, our Male Senior of the Issue, is one of
our outstanding athletes. He was also chosen
King at Homecoming this fall. Jeff is very
active in sports; his favorite sports are
baseball, basketball, and soccer. In school,
Jeff likes Advanced Chemistry and American
government classes. He is a member of Boys�
Leader Corps, the Prom Committee and is a
varsity baseball and basketball player.
In Jeff�s spare time, he likes to go to the movies,
play golf, and go out with his friends and his
Next year Jeff will be attending Millersville State
College, majoring in business.
- Julie Hyman
Outstanding Vo-Tech Students
our students were recently chosen by the BCIU as
Students of the Quarter. Each quarter IU shop
teachers choose an outstanding student from
their areas for this honor.
Beverly Kercher was chosen for her work in Painting and
Decorating. She is attending Berks East and is
working very hard at her trade.
Beverly�s hobbies include going to the movies and
rollerskating. She also enjoys being with her
Beverly enjoys her trade and plans to become an
Dave Dunkelberger has been named as one of the
Vo-Tech students of the quarter due to his
excellent work in the field of food preparation
Besides working with food, Dave is also interested in
history, working with computers, and baking. His
interests out of school include traveling and
Dave also has plans for his future. After graduation,
he hopes to attend Penn State University and
major in the field of business management.
Class had a Fundraiser in which they sold candy and
Christmas items. They made a profit of $1,000. This
is one of the biggest sales for the Junior Class.
The next sale which is taking place now is an Italian
Sandwich Sale. This should make a good profit too.
Halley�s Comet has already been spotted through
telescopes and many people are rushing out to buy
telescopes to see the comet. Astronomers say a
telescope is not necessary; a pair of good
binoculars will spot the comet, plus the cost is
much cheaper. The comet will be easily visible to
the naked eye in mid-to-late March.
There will be two Halley�s Comet programs in the
Kutztown University Planetarium in January. The
planetarium shows will aid in removing the many
superstitions, ill-founded beliefs, and hoaxes
surrounding Halley�s Comet.
Halley�s Comet returns roughly every 75 years. Last
time it appeared, people panicked, but this time
people are preparing for it. Astronomers agree that
it will be less dazzling than other, less known
comets. It will not look like it came out of the
movie �Star Wars,� and some people will be
disappointed but if you spot it in the sky, it will
probably be the only time you see it in your
recognize last issue�s mystery student? For those of
you who just couldn�t figure out who it was, the
mystery student was Amy Miller, a Junior.
This issue�s mystery student is a sophomore female who
is a member of Y-teens, Girls Leader Corps. She also
enjoys playing hockey. This sophomore�s hobbies are
talking on the phone, jogging, and watching TV. She
has a younger brother and a younger sister attending
Mt. Penn High School. She has hazel eyes and dirty
blonde hair. Her favorite subject is chemistry and
her favorite teacher is Mrs. Andre. Can you guess
who this mystery student is? Look for the answer in
your next issue of Penn Post.
An exchange student will be attending our school
from January to June. Claudia Martinez, 11th
grade, is from Los Andes, Chile. She will be staying
with a family in the Antietam School District.
She is looking forward to coming to our country and our
school because it is an opportunity to learn more
about another country. Hopefully this will be a
learning experience for both our stu�dents and
I�m flustered� I just cannot decide on what I should
get my boyfriend for Christ�mas. He is the real
picky type, besides the fact that he has expensive
taste. I don�t know what to do, can you help me?
You have a common case of the �Christmas Blues,� I know
just the thing. It�s not the kind of gift that takes
a lot of feeling, but it�s good enough for his type.
Give him a gift certificate from his favorite
expensive clothing store and a little kiss on the
cheek; he�ll be satisfied.
I have the feeling that my best friend and my Mom are
going to get me the same present for Christmas and I
don�t want to be stuck with two of the same thing. I
also don�t want to embarrass either one of them.
What should I do, hint to them?
Your problem is not so easy to solve, simply because
you don�t want them to know that you know what they
might get you. But, of course, I know just what you
should do. When Christmas comes and you get your
presents from every-body, if they are the same, keep
the one from the one you like best and return the
Many people think that Christmas and Chanukah are the
same, except Chanukah is celebrated by the Jewish
people. Well, they are two totally different
holidays that just seem to happen around the same
Chanukah is a holiday meaning the festival of lights.
It lasts for 8 days. Each night they light a candle
on the mennorah. It was never a tradition to give
presents like Christmas; but often a child received
a coin or a dollar. Now children receive gifts
probably because of the influence of Christmas.
Chanukah is a minor religious holiday for the Jewish
people. The high religious holidays are Yom Kippur
and Rosh Hashanah, as well as Passover.
Each year Christmas changes a little bit. When I was
little, I would wake up at 6:00 in the morning to
get ready for the big day. I�d rush over to my
parents room and beg them to wake up. Of course,
they wouldn�t, but they promised to get up at 8:00.
So, I had to find something to do to pass the time
away. Finally, I decided to go in the living room
and check out how big my presents were. It looked
like I was in heaven! But wait, does Gregg have more
presents than I? I counted them both sides and
realized I had one more! Perfect, I�ll have
something to bug him about the whole day.
At last 8:00 came, and I rushed to get the whole family
up. When at last we were altogether, we would go to
the tree and proceed to unwrap our presents. I being
only six and fascinated with all these gifts, would
open all mine very quickly. When I realized I only
had one present left while Gregg still had to unwrap
three presents, I would get upset. I�d wait till he
opened all of his, and then I would be the last one
to unwrap a present.
Now that I�m older, I don�t do all of these childish
antics. I�m basically through with sibling rivalry
at Christmas. I don�t get anxious for it and it�s my
parents who now wake me up at 8:00. But, I must
admit, I still do count to see who gets the most
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS...
(A revised version!)
by Judy Carlson
(with apologies to Clement C. Moore, the author of
�Twas the night before Christmas, and I couldn�t
My sister was snoring loudly � the creep!
So I in my nightie, with socks on my feet,
Skipped out to the kitchen to see what was to eat.
I was stuffing down cookies when I heard someone
The theme song from Star Wars � someone was coming!
Then from our chimney, I heard a loud crash,
And out of the fireplace fell a girl (and some ash).
�Oh, hi,� she said calmly, dripping snow water,
�I�m Holly St. Nicholas � Santa�s grandaughter.�
She was dressed in old jeans and had curly red hair,
And her coat that said, �North Pole is cool!� had a
�Where�s Santa?� I asked, �I hope he�s all right.�
�Oh, yes,� Holly said, �He�s on TV tonight!�
Johnny Carson asked Gramps to guest-host his show,
He needed exposure � he needed the dough.
His income from visiting stores wasn�t good.
So he acquired an agent � he�s gone Hollywood!
He�s in Christmas Lagoon � co-starring Brooke
Next is Smokey and Santa with cute Sally Field.
Then Holly groaned as she looked in her sack,
�This bag is no feather � my poor aching back!�
�Some oranges and walnuts,� I cried, �Is that it?�
She shrugged and said, �Yep, inflation has hit.�
Then she looked at her watch and said, �Oh, no, I�m
I must be in Oshkosh at twelve fifty-eight.�
I looked at the reindeer. �Are these the
Holly said, �No � they have careers of their own.
Comet and Cupid dance on Lawrence WeIk
Dasher�s in nature films, passing off as an elk.
Fly! is a rock group with Prancer, Dancer, and
Donner does nightclubs with his impression of Nixon.
I�ve named all these new ones after my favorite
She sprang to her sleigh. �Time to call them again!
On Redford, Travolta, and B. Man ilow!
On Pacino, De Niro, and John McEnroe!
To the corner split-level, to the new shopping mall!
Dash away! Dash away! Dash away, all!�
Then I heard her exclaim as the sleigh lurched out
�Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!�
|THE MEANING OF
of Christmas can be summed up in two words-weight
gain. The holidays are a time to eat and be merry.
Notice that eat and get fat is omitted.
It�s next to impossible to maintain your weight over
the holidays. There are Christmas cookies with lots
of icing, hot chocolate with lots of marshmallow,
candy canes, chocolate candies.
Then, of course, there�s the Christmas feast where your
mom cooks all week long just to make a seven-course
meal designed to impress your grandparents.
As soon as Christmas is over, it�s time for New Year�s
Eve parties. Of course there�s always plenty of food
because it�s all leftover from Christmas.
My advice to anyone who tries to stay thin over the
holidays is just forget it! It�s next to impossible,
so why go crazy trying? Enjoy yourself now, and
worry about the extra ten or fifteen pounds on
January 2, 1986. Happy holidays, and happy eating!
1985, marks the 150th anniversary of Mark Twain, the
75th anniversary of his death, and the 100th
anniversary of The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn.
Mark Twain�s real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
He was born on November 30, 1835, and died on April
21, 1910. Mark Twain had said to a friend, �I came
in with Halley�s Comet in 1835. It�s coming again
next year and I expect to go out with it.� That is
exactly what he did. April 20, 1910, the night
before he died, Halley�s Comet shone in the skies.
When Halley�s Comet comes, and you see it, just
think of Mark Twain and his great accomplishments.
NEW YEAR�S DANCE
The Student Council was originally planning to have
a Christmas dance, but now the dance will take place
after New Year�s. The semi-formal dance will be held
for 9th through 12th grade on January 11th. It is
being sponsored in part with the Y-teens.
TRACY EPTING (�85)
earned 9 free credits at Reading Area Community
College through the Articulation Program. She is
pursuing an Associate Degree.
TOM SCHLEICHER (�75) is the supervisor
in a nuclear fuel section and is a professional
engineer attending Virginia Commonwealth. He has a
B.S. in Nuclear Science.
JEFF WEISS (�79) attended the
University of Pittsburgh, taking sports, medicine,
physical therapy, sports training, and occupational
health. He works for Keystone Rehabilitation.
Some of our lawyers are:
KEITH BACKER ('77) is a practicing
Attorney in Miami, specializing in Commercial
KIM HATZA (�73) is a practicing lawyer
in Philadelphia, specializing in business law.
STEVEN LEIBERMAN ('70) specializes in
criminal law, practicing in Reading.
Our list will continue next issue. If you know of
any other success stories about graduates of Mt.
Penn, we are very interested in adding them to our
list. Please send your information to the Penn Post
or to Lorraine Tobias.
- Lorraine Tobias
THE TURKEY TROT
The Modern Language Club held a dance on Friday,
November 22. It ran from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.,
and the cost for admission was $2.00 per person. The
$2.00 admission price was lowered to $1.50 for those
who brought food for the Christmas baskets. The disc
jockey, a high school student named Freddy Isetti,
played many current hits.
The decorations and refreshments were taken care of by
the Modern Language Club. Members of the Club worked
in various shifts throughout the dance. With 300
students attending, they feel the dance was a
say Leah and Mindy Hill are lucky - they each
won something through 98 WCAU FM within a week of
On Tuesday, October 1 5, Leah was trying to win an
album and $100. She succeeded by being the 11th
The next week, Mindy won invitations for two to 98�s
4th anniversary party featuring the Hooters. To win,
she first sent in postcards (100 to be exact), then
listened to the radio. Every half hour for two weeks
they announced a name. That person had 9 minutes and
8 seconds to call in and claim the tickets. During
school though she was unable to listen to the radio
so she asked her mom to listen whenever possible.
Then at 11:00 on October 22 her mom heard Mindy�s
name and called in for her. Mindy won the
invitations and took Leah as her guest. They have
since gone to the party and had a great time.
Although they didn�t have an opportunity to meet the
Hooters, they sat in the 4th row and got good
By the way, Mr. Dengler, this is why Mindy was
listening to her walkman in your class.
The people for the 1985/86 band front have been chosen.
Judged and selected on their abilities to perform the
routines smoothly and graciously.
The members of the color guard are as follows:
Bobbi Jo Becker
ALAN SIEKIERSKI came to Mt. Penn from Loch
Raven Senior High School in Baltimore. His favorite
class is history, and he dislikes math. He feels
that the people at Mt. Penn are nice. In his spare
time, Alan likes to �party and have fun.�
The College Bowl Team will compete for the first time
this year at Reading High School on Friday, December
6 against Conrad Weiser and Governor Mifflin. After
vacations they will compete against Oley Valley and
Fleetwood Area at Kutztown University on Saturday,
January 11. Next they compete at Wilson on Thursday,
March 13 against Fleetwood Area and Twin Valley. The
final round will be Saturday, April 1 2 at Alvernia
College against Governor Mifflin and Wilson. All
this local competition prepares them for the
competition at Lebanon Valley in the Spring.
This year the following have been added to the team:
Years ago, the last day prior to Winter Break the
language department provided entertainment by doing
skits and singing holiday songs in different
languages. This year the last day prior to Winter
Break a movie will be shown and before the movie the
Modern Language Club plans to bring back the
entertainment. There will be music representatives
of each country along with its holiday customs. The
different languages will consist of German, French,
English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
The Modern Language Club will also be selling snacks
before and during the movie.
HOOP HOP DANCE
On December 6 the Mount Penn Sports Boosters held a
dance to introduce the boys� and girls� basketball
season. It was held from 7:30 to 11:30. Each class
or organization could make a poster for the dance
and prizes were awarded of $25.00, $1 5.00, and
The dance was the closing to Sprint Week. During Spirit
Week different things were worn and done to express
the spirit of our school.
The profits from the dance went into the Sports
Boosters� Treasury. The Sports Boosters are
providing many good things for our athletes and we
hope their support continues.
come to basketball games this year, are you going to
come to watch a good basketball game or are you
going to come to watch this year�s Mt. Penn
cheerleaders? This year�s squad will be ready to
show their spirit with many cheers and dances.
Most of the girls who tried out for the team went to
cheerleading camp over the summer. This was a week�s
camp which was nothing but hard work for the girls.
They went on and cheered to win several awards for
their efforts. They won a plaque for being the
outstanding team, a rainbow award for the pom pom
dance, two superior ribbons for individual cheers
and two special ribbons for a certain cheer and
This year�s team is a little different from last year�s
team because it will be only one squad. The squad
will be headed by the four seniors on the team:
Not only are the girls going to cheer for all of the
games, but they intend to have a bake sale at every
home game. And to top this all off, the girls will
provide entertainment at half time.
This year�s team will consist of:
Mary Ellen Reed
Lyseck - alternate
Alyssa Max - alternate
This year's girls� and boys� bowling be at their
strongest point girls have all but one of 2
Championship team returning. Both teams feel
about the coming season.
The girls will be defending their Division 2
Championship with a very strong and consistent squad
that�s made up mostly of seniors. While, the boys on
the other hand, look to have a strong team also.
They will not be defending a division championship,
but they can realistically hope to gain one.
Mr. Fegley feels very confident about both of the teams
and thinks they both have an outstanding chance at
winning their division.
The male athlete of the issue is Danny Hafetz, a
sophomore. Danny did very well this year in golf. He
placed ninth in counties which allowed him to attend
Districts. The first day of Districts he shot an 83,
which qualified him for the second round. He is the
second person under Mr. Fegley as coach to make the
second round. Having two more years to play, we
expect great things from him in the future.
Dan is on the tennis team and last year played on the
JV basketball team. His other school activities
include Modern Language Club, Student Council, and
Danny also enjoys skiing and playing tennis. His
favorite pastime is girl watching and he also enjoys
being with his friends.
Judging from the talent that developed in last year�s
Junior class, the outlook for this year�s Basketball
season is very good. The team has three returning
starters plus, as far as I can see, a strong, deep
bench. The basketball team has an overload of
talented forwards, but the guard position doesn�t
look very deep. The starting positions are still up
in the air. If the team can function well together,
this year�s team can have a very promising season.
The Junior Varsity team can also have a promising
season. There are two starters returning from last
year. They also have an overload of forwards and not
enough guards, but the starting team looks strong.
The female athlete of this issue is
Diane Churan. Diane is a very active
participant in Mt. Penn�s athletic program. She is
the captain of the field hockey team, co-captain of
the girls� basketball team, and a member of the
volleyball and softball teams.
Diane is perhaps best known for her talent in field
hockey. In 1983, she was the 5th leading scorer in
Berks County. In 1984, she made the All-Division
team, and this year she made the All-Berks team.
Diane is also involved in many other school activities.
She is president of Girls� Leader Corps, and
treasurer of Y-teens. She is a member of the
National Honor Society, and she is treasurer of the
Class of �86.
Out of school, Diane enjoys spending time with her
friends, horseback riding, and skiing.
Many of last year�s players of the girls� basketball
team have returned this year with renewed hope for
the 1985-1986 basketball season. Although the team
is smaller than last year�s team, the talent will
hopefully make up the difference.
The girls� season begins with an away game on December
6th against Fleetwood. During this game, and all
games thereafter, there will only be one �jump
ball,� which will be at the beginning of the game.
In situation where the call is a �jump ball�, there
will be alternating possession instead. This is the
first year that this rule will be in effect for the
|CHRISTMAS TIME AT MT. PENN
the day before vacation when all through
the school, Not a student was quiet, not
even a fool.
The doors were all covered with paper
and glue, In hopes that Saint Orlando
would let them out too.
The children were sitting all snug in
their seats, Hoping that they�d soon get
their Christmas treats.
Ma Weaver in her kerchief and Pa Choyka
in his cap, Had just sat down at their
desks for a long winter nap.
When out in the lot there arose such a
clatter, Pa sprang from his desk to see
what was the matter.
Away to the window he flew like a flash,
Pulled up the curtain and threw out the
And what to his wondering eyes should
appear, But a little red car with St.
Orlando in the rear.
More rapid than eager the teachers did
come, �Now Dengler, now Thomas, now
Strickler and Groff, On Messner, on
Hamilton, on Brobst and Segro.�
To the faculty room, the teachers they
flew, With a handful of homework for the
children to do.
St. Orlando walked in with a leap and a
bound, He was dressed in fur and his
belly was round.
He spoke not a word but went straight to
his work, Handed out all the homework
and turned with a jerk.
Then pointed his finger at the kids in
the class, And giving a nod through the
doorway he passed.
I heard him exclaim as he walked pass my
way, �Happy Holidays to all, and have a