Mt. Penn Jr./Sr. High
25th and Filbert Sts. - Mt.
Penn, Pa. 19606
LORI FIZZ is the
class of 1985's vale�dictorian. Lori has
won a National Merit Scholarship and is
in the NHS. She has also participated in
College Bowl, FTA, Science Club, and
Penn Alma. Lori was on the bowling team
for two years and swims on the Antietam
Swim Team. She plans to go to Rochester
Institute of Technology and major in
students in the Top 10%
MATT ELVIN has
also received a Na�tional Merit
Scholarship and has been in the NHS and
College Bowl. Matt has played the
baritone sax in the high school band for
the past four years. He has been in BLC
and has played soccer and volleyball.
Matt will be going to Bucknell
SIBYL KANE has
participated in band and chorus
school. She was in the Y-Teens, Science
Club, UN and was a cheerleader one year.
Sibyl will be going to the University of
Pennsyl�vania majoring in Veterinary
is in the NHS, UN, Student Council, and
BLC. Donald has worked on the yearbook
for the past two years. He is also
involved with scout�ing. Donald is
planning to go to Albright College,
majoring in Chemistry.
besides being aca�demic is also very
active in MPHS. She has participated in
field hockey, softball and cheerleading.
Jenny has been elected to NHS and has
worked on Penn Post and Penn Alma. Jenny
has also been in chorus, science club,
GLC and Y-Teens (being president this
year). She has been the Class of 1985 's
secretary for the past two years and was
their homecoming queen. Jenny will be
attending Elizabeth�town College and
will major in occupa�tional therapy.
GREGORY TUCCI has
been in BLC, Science Club, Chess Club
and College Bowl. Gregg has played the
trumpet in the MPHS Band for the past
four years. He is active in the sports
of soc�cer and tennis and he has worked
on the yearbook for the past two years.
Gregg will be going to Villanova and
will major in Chemistry.
- Heather Hill
The Senior Prom, held on
the first of June at the Riveredge, was
a successful evening for all those who
were in atten�dance. The evening started
off with a meal consisting of filet
mignon or sea�food. The seniors then
commenced to the dancing floor where a
night of fun and excitement greeted them
at every turn.
- Robin Clouser
Commencement exercises for the MPHS Class of 1985
will be held June 13 at 8 p.m. Tom DiGiacomo,
senior class president, will welcome everyone;
Jennifer Miller will give the invocation;. Tim
Miller will give the benediction.
Speakers will include Lori Fizz, valedictorian, whose speech
is entitled "We Prepare Today for Tomorrow."
Mathew Elvin, salutatorian, will speak on the
topic "We Turn Our Failures Into Successes," and n
on "We Seek a New Horizon."
Mr. Frank Orlando, high school principal, will present the
graduates as they re�ceive their diplomas from
Dr. Horace F. Darlington, Jr., superintendent of
Antietam school districts, and Lucille Kantor,
president of the Antietam Board of Education.
"Pomp and Circumstance" played by the MPHS band will welcome the
soon�to-be-graduated seniors. The band will also
play "Ready to Take a Chance A�gain ", and "Dreamer"
sung by a girls ensemble. The graduation ceremony
will end with the recessional "Coronation March."
- Robin Clouser
Day is another beginning
Each sunrise brings hope to the heart And what's
gone before is a burden no
As we look toward a rosy new start.
Mistakes we have made are behind us.
In today's golden dawn we will find
A path leading out of the darkness
To peace and contentment of mind.
Each hour ahead holds a promise
And in each of our hands is the key
To open up broader horizons
And show us how good life can be.
So let's welcome each bright new
And substitute hope for despair.
As we lift up our eyes to the rosy-hued
Let's rejoice at the sun rising there!
- Alice E. Chase
A LOST CLASS
BUT NOT A
I say lost class because you really have to look to
find us. I feel that when God created the baby boom
he said to our class, "The Buck Stops Here!" And it
surely did. You would think that in your senior
year, there would be the most students of all. I
mean, I know I want to graduate, but I guess, for
whatever reasons, some don't.
I think its funny that instead of marking off the days
to go, I'm marking off the students who are going. I
will say this though, if we can't think of something
to brag about, we can say that the 1985 graduating
class is and will probably be the smallest class in
Mt. Penn history.
Just because we're small doesn't mean our
accomplishments are small. If anything, it just
means we'll have to try harder and accomplish more
so that people won't forget that there was a 1985
Just think if we had a big class, it would be a lot
harder to remember our fellow students. Besides, for
us, graduation will have the real meaning of
- Robin Clouser
As I look
into next year, I am both excited and nervous.
Everyone says that your senior year is the best and
that there will be many unforgettable moments. It
seems that ever since first grade I've been saying,
"When do I get out of here?"
Now, I can't believe it's my turn to go out and face a
whole new world. It seems rather frightening to
think that I have to make major decisions about my
whole future, and it also makes me sad because I'm
leaving all of my best friends and memories behind.
Most people say, "We'll stay in touch," "we won't
forget .each other," and "it's not going to happen
to us." No matter how we try, we're bound to drift
I only wish I had more time to be with my friends. It's
a shame that people just want to get out and don't
care because they don't realize how important high
school life is. These have been the best years of my
life, so far. It just all flew by way too fast. We
really have to enjoy the times with friends now
because sooner than we realize, we will be facing a
world of totally different faces.
- Diane Churan
CLASS OF '85
Allistaire Cooke movies. . . New York
Tudor Hotel. . . Hershey Park trip. . .
football game at the barbeque. . . The
Music Hall at the Middle School
(dances). . . basketball games in a big
gym. . . a lounge in the library. . .
Miss McCaw. .. bus rides to school on
the floor. . . OK, Mrs. Kuzminski. . .
commercial awards in English. . . Mr.
Fegely vs. Steve Kerlin. . . the Bierley
burger. . . Lots or rocks and minerals
in science class. . . Doug's accidental
encounter with the fire extinguisher. .
. Tom Ware's cigar.
9th grade: the Dreaded Math
Class with Mr. Strickler. . . Y-teens
initiation. . . the lost biology class
on a trip to the lake. . . Mr. Haag's
English class a proposition? . .Chris in
the trashcan outside at lunch. . . The
Muns-Ha! Ha!. . . Mr.
Okenewski-insubordination. . . MLC
dress-up trip to New York. . .
softball-standing in a field hoping for
a coach. . . Mr. C's full-contact gym
class. . . having Mr. Dengler's class in
Mr. Segro's room. . . blowing bubbles in
10th grade: Mr. Higgins. . .
Miss Levi's wigs. . . JV hockey was
great!. . . Kevin Shearer's game-winning
shot in BB playoff game. . . sweet 16. .
. driving buddies to softball . . .
gerbil food. . . one less biology
substitute (Newcomer did it?). . . Mr.
Riley. .. Mr. Choyka, "A couple of
11th grade: Mr. Choyka, "A
couple more things! ". . . chorus trip
to Hershey. . . German class-singen and
tanzen. . . Mike N.-the drop off. . .
getting lost coming home from Exeter. .
. history with Mao. . . physics-a
perpetual study hall during Miss L's
absence. . . J.R., the mad flasher. .,
Mr. C's class in Polish history. . .
educational stats class. . . slave
auction-Sammy's physique. . . the
mystery of Mr. O's hubs and the missing
doors. . . Mr. B's English classes-the
best we ever had. . . home basketball
game against Central-WE WON!. . .
silkscreen class. . . a China take-home
test was stolen, and we know who did
it!. . . "Shut up, Vogt.". . . Give me
an "M". .. Zoro's gifts to Zuber.
12 grade: class trip??? .
. Homecoming. . . the big yearbook staff
and a crumpled picture. . . calc, lA,
and APM - really too little math.. .
Drew and Dave traded to Mr. Hamilton. .
. N.H.S. - problems!. . . the Hoop Hop.
. . research papers - pulling
all-nighters for Mrs. 5.. . . relaxed
Bio II classes. . . Mr. Ranck, the
pyromaniac. . . cuttin' IP in A & P -
ask Chris about the cow's eye. . . 4th
period - Mickey D's. . . 8th period
arguments (DiGiacomo vs. Becker). . .
Variety Show? . . lunch with the seniors
- awesome. . . How do you do economics?
. . "The Birds and the Bees". . . CPR
with the faculty. . . bus drive to
Vermont with Nelson. . . "The agony of
defeat". . . college visits. . . "Mr.
Cox, I've had it!". . . Mrs. Starr's
Office Practice class. . . "All things
being equal - Mediocrity is easy.". . .
Woooo Mr. Segro. . . "The Miller's Tale"
. . . the insubordination clause. . .
the tin man finally found his heart this
year. . . "There is no Santa Claus and
the Easter Bunny is dead! ". . . "Pardon
the interruption" . . . It was just
To the underclassmen
who are sitting there thinking they
can't wait until they're seniors and can
get out of school �believe me, don't
rush it. I now sit here as a senior
thinking, "Wow! Where did the time go?"
That is what you will think at this
point. I'm thinking that now I will be
out of school for good and have to go to
the same boring routine of work for the
rest of my life. There will be no more
staying out late and just sleeping the
first three periods, nor more having
carefree fun with all my friends in
school, no more driving substitute
teachers crazy, and no more knocking off
just for the fun of it. Now I have to
face reality and responsibility.
-- Scott Christman
Volume XXVIII, Edition 8
is published 8 times per year by the
Journalism Class of Mt. Penn
Junior/Senior High School.
elected National Honor Society and National Junior
Honor Society members were inducted on Monday
evening, May 6. To be elected to the NHS the student
must show the qualities of character, leadership,
service and scholarship. The NJHS qualities are the
same as NHS except citizenship is added.
In order to honor more students there was and will be
no limit to the number of students inducted.
Class of 1985
Class of 1986
Jason E. Miller
Jason A. Miller
Mary Ellen Reed
Class of 1989
- Heather Hill
female Senior of the Issue is Jacqueline Ritter.
Jackie is a member of FTA and goes to Vo-Tech for
Occupational Child Development. Three days a week,
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, she helps out at the
Pennside Presbyterian Weekday Nursery School from
8:30 to 11:00 a.m. as a teacher aid, teaching
pre-school children from the ages of three to five.
In the future, Jacqueline plans to attend RACC for
Early Education. Jacqueline loves nature and likes
to go hiking and camping. She also likes to swim and
collect unusual thimbles.
- Robin Clouser
If a man empties
his purse into his head, no man can take it away
from him. An investment in knowledge always the best
- Benjamin Franklin
Our male Senior of the Issue is Thomas DiGiacomo,
president of the senior class. Tom is involved in
our sports program, having played soccer, baseball,
and volleyball. Tom says that what he likes to do
most in his free time is playing sports and chasing
Popular with his fellow classmates, Tom was elected
King of our Homecoming Day festivities.
Tom's future plans are to attend the University of
Maryland on a ROTC scholarship and from there to
join the U.s. Air Force.
- Scott Christman
Mr. Minter has recently gained recognition in
several art exhibitions. The first was a statewide
juried exhibition titled "Pennsylvania
Artist/Educator." This exhibition was held at the
William Penn Memorial Museum in Harrisburg. Its main
purpose was to salute art teachers in our public and
private schools and to present an opportunity for
the general public to view the professional artistic
abilities of those who teach art.
Another exhibition in which Mr. Minter participated was
the 30th Annual Regional Art Exhibition held
recently at the Hazleton Art Gallery. This show was
opened to 156 artists with 351 works; it later got
juried down to 59 artists with 85 works for
competition. Mr. Minter was one of the 59 and had 3
works of the graphite media in the show.
Through recognition of these exhibitions, Mr. Minter
has been invited to participate in a four-man
exhibit by the Fine Arts Chairman of Gettysburg
College. This exhibit will contain 5-10 graphite
works from Mr. Minter, and 5-10 graphite works from
the other .three participants. A tentative date of
Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 has been set for this exhibit at
the Gettysburg College Gallery. On the opening
night, a reception and short discussion about Mr.
Minter's work will take place.
- Kelly Grim
you embark upon a richly deserved summer vacation, I
ask that you contemplate the following:
It was approximately 200 years ago that one of
America's greatest leaders summed up the im�portance
of education. "The nation that expects to be
ignorant and free, in a state of civilization,
expects what never has been and never will be," said
Other great Americans have echoed these sentiments.
"Upon the subject of education. . . I can only say
that I view it as the most important subject which
we, as a people, can be engaged in,' remarked
James Madison put it this way: "A
well-instructed people alone can be permanently a
The message is the same today and will be tomorrow. The
American dream is that every individ�ual will be
able to improve him or herself and build the life
that he or she desires. That revolves around a job,
and jobs not only are the foundation to an
individual's economical success but to the economic
success of his family and to the society in which he
or she resides.
Your economic success and ultimate happiness therefore
are totally dependent on how well you apply yourself
to the quality education system provided for you at
Mt. Penn. Looking at some�thing as basic as
unemployment clearly shows the value of a quality
and TOTAL education. The national figure for
unemployment, according to the Department of Labor,
is 8.1%. People who had eight years or less of
schooling were more likely to be unemployed than
those with more education. Eight-and-a-half percent
of students with less than a 9th grade education
were without jobs. High school graduates are less
likely to be unemployed than the national average as
only 5% of all high school graduates are without
I bring these statistics and quotations to your
attention in the hopes that you return in Septem�ber
with a heightened or a renewed interest in applying
yourself to the educational system. When that
renowned hero He-Man states "I have the power," it
is not a power derived from Castle Grey. skull, but
from the knowledge that he has a high school diploma
hidden beneath his breastplate.
Have a great, enjoyable, and safe summer.
Boyle leaves Jeff Petersen the Mr. Potato
Head Award of the year.
The Veteran's leave the rookies the sophomore jinx.
David Chlebowski leaves Gabrielle Savitz
love, happiness, and security throughout her
Robin Clouser leaves her sister Donna, the canny
ability to make honor roll and still be able to
lounge back and take it easy.
Mrs. Starr's 5th Period Office Practice Class leaves
her baby the brains, patience & working ability of
Tracy Damiano leaves Troy Damiano the ability to get
Matt Elvin leaves to the entire school a world free
of punk music.
The Calculus Class leaves Mr. Hamilton a lint-free,
The Seniors leave to the sophomore class unicolor,
Tracy Epting leaves Bob Kowalski a Ford.
Tracy Epting & Robin Clouser leave Mr. Dengler two
punctual students like themselves.
Lori Fizz leaves to Ms. Luckenbach a real college
bowl team that wins when it's supposed to.
Alan Ganas leaves Ms. Luckenbach a store of slightly
used animal parts.
Terry Goodbred leaves Amy M., Cherisse C., Kathy
& Sally another year of running and hockey
practices. Make the best of it!
Kelly Gray leaves Mrs. Thomas a gym class with a
Christopher Hains leaves to anyone his apathy.
Homeroom 302 leaves Mr. Brossman a real set of ties.
Sibyl Kane leaves to her brother Brendan,
acceptance at Lancaster Country Day School.
Jenny Miller leaves Sally
Ford all her coordination to help her
avoid smashing into people in the middle of the
This year's Penn Alma Staff leaves next year's Penn
Alma staff lots of luck and a large debt.
Tim Miller leaves the ability to walk the halls of
MPHS to anyone worthy of it.
Steve Newcomer leaves to Tom DiGiacomo and Alan
Ganas each 1/2 of his bowling skill.
Chris Peckham leaves Sue Klempke all of his
Petro leaves Mrs. Starr, another great class like
her favorite 5th period Office practice class.
William Reed leaves Mt. Penn Elizabeth & Mary Ellen.
Jackie Ritter leaves success, laughter, and good
times to Dennis.
Roberta Schreiber leaves to her brother Rick all the
success with school & soccer.
Tom Schmidt leaves to the future Varsity Soccer
players, the back of the bus.
Jim Seiz leaves Ron Slutsky his basketball
shot and his intimidation.
John Sosh leaves Mr. Zuber to Damian in the hope
that he will still be around to coach.
The Senior Basketball Players leave Mr. Zuber the
patience for next year's team.
Sandra Steigerwalt leaves Chrissy many happy years
Margaret Stenavage leaves Jimmy Page to Kelly
Katharine Sternbergh leaves Mr. Brossman a life's
supply of peanut butter eggs.
The Seniors leave Mt. Penn the great memory of the
class of '85.
Vicki Straka leaves to her terrific brother who she
loves dearly, her controllable temper, an A in
Spanish, and her good looks.
The A & P Class leaves Miss Luckenbach a McDonald's
Traci Wenger leaves to Ryan Petersen a "BIG"
David Werner leaves Steve Monroe his baseball
Lori Quaintance leaves Missy Watson & Beth Klempke 2
years of good luck in Mt. Penn High.
Michele Zillhart leaves Helene Stoltz one wild last
year at Mt. Penn.
Tina Seidel leaves her brother Kyle great times &
memories his last three years at Mt. Penn.
Todd Ringler leaves Mrs. Thomas the ability to
remain sane in this place.
Gregg Tucci leaves Brendan Kane his razor
sharp senses, cat-like reflexes, lightning quick
mind, and dashing good looks.
Tom DiGiacomo leaves the Mt. Penn Faculty Members a
senior class that doesn't act like seniors.
MAKE FUTURE PLANS
York College of Pennsylvania
history and political science
Penn State (Berks)
Robin A. Clouser
Manor Jr. College
Lincoln Technical Institute
Wertz Hoffman Parks Realtors
University of Maryland
Air Force ROTC - engineering
Ritz Camera Center
Reading Area Community College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Penn State (Berks)
Phila. College of Pharmacy and Science
Springfield Knitting Mills
University of Pennsylvania
Empire School of Cosmetology
U.S. Air Force
Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist
BCIU, Dana Corp.
receptionist or secretary
occupational child development
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Penn State Berks Campus
West Chester University
Penn State University
East Stroudsburg University
fireman in New York City
Already attending college:
Bryn Mawr College
lndiana University of Pennsylvania
know how to deceive to receive
get the main stall in the bathroom
owe $500 in class dues
dictate their homework and test dates
make sure they use up all 4 of their absences
have no conception of what the word homework means
don't look up to anyone at anytime, anywhere
play practical jokes on faculty members & don't get punished
a disease called SENIORITIS
disregard the attendance policy
and all rules for that matter
don't take math
plan 3 periods of field trips per day
show as much or as little respect for teachers as they show us
walk the halls whenever possible
are easily annoyed by under-classmen
despise term papers
Set bad examples for underclassmen
have a hearing problem
cut through the auditorium
don't wear neon
only have one gear - slow
start the count down at 179
are always on time to commencement
plagiarize even on their last will & testament
find it painful to think
don't care what Frankie (not Mr. Orlando) says
take homework offensively
stop working after the 2nd quarter
take the longest way to the bathroom
worry more about graduation parties than graduation itself
Real Seniors �
are a special breed
have the determination to succeed
- Robin Clouser
Our seniors have so far
received more than $35,000 in
scholarships and grants. The following
have been awarded on a per year basis:
Rochester Institute of
University of PA
Philadelphia School of
Pharmacy & Science
Thursday, May 23
Judy Yoder Memorial
Class of 1968 Award
American Bank Award ($50
E Series Bond)
Class of 1956 Award
Antietam Lions Club-Earl
Yost Award ($50)
Adam Franklin Yoder
Mt. Penn Senior Woman's
Club Award ($200)
The Gerald K. Romich Art
Historical Society of
Berks County (certificate)
DAR - Berks Chapter
I Dare You Award
Berks County Bankers
Assoc. ($50 Series E Bond)
Penn Alsace Award ($50
Carl Cassel Award
(Certificate and Medal)
American Assoc. of Univ.
Mt. Penn Rotary Club
Mt. Penn Junior Woman's
Mt. Penn Elementary ($50
Army Reserve Student
American Legion Gregg
Post # 12 (Medals)
Bausch and Lomb Science
J. Lloyd Sharetts
Memorial Award ($10)
Physics Award ($10)
Nevin S. Matz Mathematics
Girls' Leader Corps Award
TWEAD Public School
Retired Employees Assoc. ($25)
Principal's Award ($25)
TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Miss Joyce Brobst
Future Teachers of America
United Nations Club
On March 29, Mrs. Brault and her husband, Mrs. Spatz,
Mrs. Goldstein, and several students journeyed to
Europe. They all enjoyed their trip greatly and will
never forget their experiences in France and Spain.
Here is what some of the students wrote about it:
"Next was the cathedral we all know and love, Notre
Dame. Being the haunt of such infamous creatures of
lore, such as Quasimoto, we had a great time just
walking around. Since it was Palm Sunday, there were
many services going on, and that added to the
general atmosphere." - Steve Kunkel
"We went on a tour of Avila and Segovia today. It was
fun but very cold. We got to see them hand-make
jewelry, and it was very interesting. After lunch we
went to another medieval castle for a tour. That
night after dinner we went to the Flamenco Show. It
was really nice. That night we got back to our hotel
around 3 a.m." - Marta Weitz
"We took the subway to the Eiffel Tower. I t was a
breathtaking sight! The tower was all lit up and so
were the fountains bubbling in front of it." - John
"On Thursday, we toured Avila and Segovia (famous for
its enormous Roman aquaduct), which were both
equally beautiful cities. The most memorable sights
were the medieval walls, outdated shops, and quaint
cafes - where, of course, we had to sample some of
Spain's famous "churrosy chocolate." YUM! - Cherisse
- Jen Eckel and Steph Sosh
On Tuesday, May 7, 34 members of the Boys' and Girls'
Leader Corps, along with Mrs. Thomas, went as
volunteers to the Special Olympics held at Kutztown
University. Each volunteer was assigned a child that
he was responsible to take to all his events. The
volunteers spent the whole day with that one child
cheering him on. All participants won a ribbon that
day. All volunteers had a great time and thought the
event a worthwhile experience.
- Dave Blose
On Tuesday, May 21, Mt. Penn High School held its
annual Spring Concert. Among the groups who
performed were the junior high chorus, senior high
chorus and senior high band. Also performing from
the elementary school were the band and chorus.
Laura Schnader and Mary Ellen Reed sang "The Rose" as a
duet, accompanied by Barb Yerger on piano and Beth
Rosser on flute. There was also a special girls'
ensemble who sang "Sincerely" with Mary Ellen Reed
Five seniors in the band and 4 seniors in the chorus
performed in their final concert at Mt. Penn. In the
band were Vicki Straka, Matt Elvin, Dave Werner,
and Greg Tucci. In the chorus were
Dawn Doskus, Terry Goodbred, Jenny Miller, and Vicki
- Dave Blose
On May 28th, the annual Junior class slave auction was
held in the auditorium. It is there that fellow
students bid on a Junior and pay for services such
as book carrying, locker opening, and lunch tray
carrying. It's not just slaves who are sold, cakes,
pies, and other goodies are also auctioned off.
There was one major disappointment this year because
the buying of a grade has been abolished. In place
of grade selling, tickets for wearing shorts the
last full day of school were auctioned. Ron Slutsky,
Dave Blose were among those who got the traditional
pie in the face.
- Diane Churan
The Physics of Fun Program was developed in 1981 by
researchers at the University of Houston, with a
$225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
They selected Hershey Park as the program's second
national test site-the only eastern theme park so
On May 30th this year's Physics class, taught by Miss
Luckenbach, will be participating in this unique
experience. The students will have a chance to view
the rides from a different perspective �not just for
fun. They will also learn that the scientific
concepts taught in the classroom are practical and a
part of real life.
- Diane Churan
On May 22nd, the Girls' Leader Corps went on a field
trip to Philadelphia. First stop was the
Philadelphia Zoo, where they spent half of the day.
Second stop was the Franklin Institute, where many
interesting things were to be seen and done.
Finally, the most important event on the agenda, was
the Philadelphia Phillies game at Veteran's Stadium.
The girls arrived early so they could watch batting
- Diane Churan
Class of '86
President - Leon Pace
Vice President - Randy Boyer Secretary - Kelly Clark
Treasurer - Diane Churan
Class of '87
President - Darren Straka
Vice President - Steph Sosh Secretary - Cherisse
Conlon Treasurer - Kim Steiger
Modern Language Club
President - Marta Weitz
Vice President - Cori Roboski Secretary - Christine
Jurasinski Treasurer - John Henry
President - Christine Jurasinski Vice President -
Secretary - Sally Ford
Treasurer - Diane Churan
TRIP TO HERSHEY
The annual 8th grade trip to Hershey was on Friday, May
31. To make the day less rushed, the class left the
park later than previous classes. The cost per
student was lessened by participation in an Italian
- Heather Hill
Gerald K. Romich
This year's sports banquet was held Friday, June 7, in
the Mt. Penn High School
1985 recipients of the Outstanding Athlete were Roberta
Schreiber and David
The Gerald K. Romich Award, which is presented to a
student who participates
in sports and does the
best with his or her
ability, was received by
Jenny Miller and Gregg Tucci were presented with the
receiving a plaque.
Their names will also be
placed on a plaque in
For 2 weeks 27 girls from grades 8 to 11 practiced for
cheerleading tryouts which were held May
In order to tryout, each girl had to learn a short
dance, and a cheer. She had to do 3 out
of 4 jumps and make up words and motions
for an original chant.
Each girl could accumulate up to 95 points. The most
important qualities were considered to
be smile, voice, pep, and enthusiasm.
Each of these qualities were worth up
to 10 points. All other areas were worth
8 points each. An extra short dance or
acrobatic move could add 5 points to the
Mary Ellen Reed
|BASEBALL SEASON ENDS
The MPHS baseball team finished its league play with a
record of 3-7. The problem at the start was the
pitching, but Dave Werner, Leon Pace, and John Henry
all stepped in to do adequate jobs. Bats were dead
for a while but came alive to make some games close.
There are 4 seniors who will be graduating and
therefore missed next year: Tom DiGiacomo, Joe
Boyle, John Sosh, and Dave Werner.
- Dave Blose
Although the Mounts came back during the end of their
season, they still managed to salvage two of their
league games. They beat Daniel Boone and Wyomissing.
According to Mr. Fegely, head varsity coach, two major
keys to a good softball team are hitting and
fielding. He believed that due to graduation and
other problems, people had to be moved to new
positions, which led to numerous fielding mistakes.
To continue, the hitting was weak only in the sense
that they could not get that one hit when they
If the key to success is improvement, then this year's
team was successful. Next year, with everyone
returning except the only senior, Bert Schreiber,
they can hope to see more improvement.
- Karen Denby
Despite the hard work of the tennis team this season,
they had only 2 league wins. In the non-league,
though, they had 4 wins.
The outlook for next year's team is good but 3 seniors
in the top 5 - Todd Ringler, Jim Seiz, and Gregg
Tucci will be leaving. However, 7 juniors and 3
sophomores will be returning and hopefully some
talented freshmen will join.
- Jen Eckel