Mt. Penn Jr./Sr. High
25th and Filbert Sts. - Mt.
Penn, Pa. 19606
Sharon J.K. Ringler
Mrs. Ringler was a 1964
graduate of the former West
Reading High School. She
received her bachelor degree
in library science from
Kutztown University in 1968
and her master�s degree in
math from Kutztown
University in 1970. She was
employed as an elementary
librarian by the Antietam
School District for the past
Mrs. Ringler was the wife of Thomas F. Ringler, and the
mother of Kelly, a
Seventh-grader at Exeter.
Mrs. Ringler was a very
dedicated teacher and friend
to a great many of our
students. She will he sadly
missed by all those whose
lives she touched.
If you would witness all of the scurrying activity that
takes place in the cafeteria eighth
period, you would see how hard our
Penn Alma staff works at making this
year�s yearbook exceptional. The
layout is completed, and the new
improvements the staff has added
should make the yearbook
outstanding. These new additions
including the following: 16 colored
pages, an addition of 16 pages,
individual pictures of all students,
and a new supplement of spring
activities. These new
additions have caused trouble in the
funding of the yearbook, and in
order to meet financial demands, the
staff will be working extra hard in
various forms of upcoming fund
Hilary Barth and
On February eighth, the 1986 all Berks County Math
Counts Competition took place. There
were 72 students participating from the
seventh and eighth grades. The winner
was from Exeter.
Mount Penn took eighth place as a team out of 16, and
they took two individual awards.
Brian Snyder, team captain took
eighth place and Elliot Dowling
took eleventh place. This is the best we
have done in this competition.
The following individuals represented Mount Penn:
Brian Snyder, Amanda McGuire, Shelby
Davis from 8th grade; Elliot
Dowling, 7th grade and Stephanie
Daniels, also 7th grade was the
A rare occurence happened in the final
round of the Antietam Spelling Bee.
Brian Snyder, an eighth grader, was
returned into the competition because of
a previous error made by the judges. His
return allowed him to compete with
Amy McGow and Hilary Barth,
both seventh graders, for the Antietam
District Spelling Bee Championship.
Proceding the 20th round, Amy McGow spelled "tensile"
incorrectly, which left Brian and Hilary
competing for first and second place.
Hilary then spelled �unctuous� to win
first place for the second year in a
row. Brian therefore, became the
Both Hilary and Brian will be competing in the Berks
County Spelling Bee held on April 11 at
7 p.m. in the Muhlenberg High School
Involved in the competition were judges Mrs. Krick, Mr.
Lengel, and Miss Yeager. The pronouncer
for the Spelling Bee was Mrs. Gernerd.
KIM STEIGER WINS STATE CONTEST
Kim Steiger, a junior, has won
first place in a statewide billboard
contest, sponsored by the PA Commission
for Women. In Pennsylvania the month of
March has been designated as WOMEN IN
HISTORY month and contestants were
challenged to depict this in their
drawing. Kim drew the hands of Betsy
Ross touching the American flag.
On Wednesday, March 26, in the Capitol Rotunda,
Harrisburg, Kim will receive $50 at an
Suzanna Post, a senior,
will receive $25 at this ceremony for an
At the beginning of the 2nd semester,
Mrs. Bonita K. Bowman joined the staff
as the new French teacher. Even though
this is Mrs. Bowman�s first real
teaching job at Mount Penn, she is no
stranger here. In 1969, she did her
student teaching in French at Mount
Mrs. Bowman graduated from Governor Mifflin High in
1965, and attended Westminster College
for 2 years. She transferred to Aibright
College and graduated with a Bachelor�s
Degree in English and French. Mrs.
Bowman also did graduate work at Penn
State and Temple.
Mrs. Bowman then taught English for 2� years at
Pottstown High School. She also was an
English teacher at Wyo. missing High
School for 2 years.
Mrs. Bowman has many interests outside of school. She
enjoys being with her family, skiing,
reading and traveling.
Mrs. Bowman also has had theatrical experience, and is
very interested in dramatics. Currently,
Mrs. Bowman is attending Albright
College as an undergraduate student in
history, and she hopes to get a degree
in this area.
Mrs. Bowman has liked Mount Penn ever since she student
taught here in 1969. She thinks the
faculty is very friendly and the
atmosphere couldn�t be better. And, Mrs.
Bowman adds, even though she yells a
lot, she thinks her students are the
nicest she has ever taught.
- Kathleen Petruska
The Yearbook staff will be having a Hawaiian Luau on
April 18, 1986, from 7 to 11 p.m.
Refreshments and decorations will follow the Hawaiian
theme. There will be line dances along
with hula-hoop and limbo dance contests.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
The Pros will feature top forty music.
Jams will be permitted at the dance, though no halter
tops or tank tops will be allowed. Any
student from MPHS can sign up to bring
one guest. The guest list must be
completed by 3 p.m., April
Pre-dance tickets will be $2.00 per person and tickets
at the door will be $3.00 per person.
Tickets will go on sale April 1, but
there is a limited number available. See
any Yearbook staff member for tickets.
The newest addition to MPHS�s faculty is Mrs. Zeimer,
the German teacher that has replaced Mr.
Brossman. This is Mrs. Zeimer�s first
teaching job at a pub. lic school, and
she enjoys it very much.
Mrs. Zeimer graduated from Muhlenberg High School in
1978. She received a Bachelor�s Degree
in German and religion from Lebanon
Valley College in Annville. She has also
attended Marburg University in Germany,
Indiana University, and Al bright
Mrs. Zeimer has plenty of teaching experience behind
her. She taught German at Larona School
of Language and Indiana University.
She�s also taught English at Lebanon
Adult Education Center. Mrs. Zeimer is
also interested in music. She teaches it
privately and at several churches.
In her spare time, Mrs. Zeimer enjoys piano, folk-art
painting, and woodworking, swimming,
reading, and spending time with her
husband and daughter.
- Kathleen Petruska
The Y-teens Variety Show, which is usually held every
year, was not held last year because
there was not enough participation. This
year it looks as though that will not be
a problem. The Variety Show is open to
the whole school and many people have
shown interest this year. The Variety
Show will be held on Thursday, March
20th starting at 7:30 P.M. The cost is
$2.00 per person, and the money
collected is going to be do. nated to
the scholarship fund established for the
children of the seven space shuttle
- Sandy Horning
The Spring Fling, held every year by the Sophomore
Class, was held on Friday, March 21st,
from 7:30 to 11:00 o�clock. The cost of
the dance was $2.00 per person. The
theme this year was a May Day Dance.
Spring and summer attire were accepted.
The money collected from the dance will
go toward the Sophomore Class treasury.
- Sandy Horning
Miss Goodman is presently teaching English and reading
for Mr. Segro, who is on sabbatical
leave. She is a graduate of Kutztown
University where she was enrolled in
liberal arts. She received her teaching
certification from Albright College. She
did her student teaching in English at
Southwest Junior High in the Reading
Besides teaching, Miss Goodman enjoys reading and
walleyball, volleyball on a raquetball
Miss Goodman said she prefers Mt. Penn to Southwest.
When asked if there was anything she
disliked about MPHS, she said nothing,
except when students leave class for
band and chorus, she has difficulty
- Marla Schnee
7th and 8th
This year Mount Penn had a 7th and 8th grade basketball
program. Hopefully, this will better
prepare our players future basketball
The 7th grade team after losing a couple of games,
showed their spirit by coming back from
a deficit to win against Oley.
The 8th grade team after starting with two quick wins,
lost a couple of games to some taller
teams. The overall record for 7th grade
is 11-4 and 8th grade is 5-4.
Greg Galtere, who scouted this past year for our high
school team, coached this Jr. high
- Pam Tucci
JUNIOR CLASS SALE
The Junior class had an Easter egg sale from March 3 to
March 14. During this sale junior
representatives came to each homeroom
and took orders. The eggs, filled with
candy and a message, were sent to
friends and then delivered before Easter
- Sandy Horning
April 9, 1986
$4.00 and $2.50
See Penn Alma
Students for tickets
On Tuesday, March 11, the eighth graders
of Mount Penn High School received the
Testing for Essential Learning and
Literacy Skills, or the Tells Test.
Approximately 440,000 other Pennsylvania
students took part in the testing, which
measures basic learning skills,
particularly reading and math.
The tests are given annually to 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade
students. The purpose of the Tells Test
is to determine students who have
difficulties in basic math and reading
skills. Those who are recognized as
below level in math or reading are given
remediation in these areas and are
has been chosen as the Vo-tech student of the
issue. Erich was chosen because of his
outstanding work in welding. He has been
attending Berks East for three years and is
working hard at his trade.
Other than welding, Erich enjoys playing volleyball and
baseball. Some of his interests out of school
include skiing, hunting, fishing, and
After graduation, Erich intends to follow his trade and
become a welder.
- Kristen Pfahl
Post�s fifth Female Senior of the Issue is
Kelly Clark. Kelly has been
playing hockey and volleyball since ninth grade
and has also been a member of the cheerleading
squad since ninth grade. This year she is a
co-captain of the cheerleading team.
Kelly also finds time to be a member of Y-teens, the
Girl�s Leader Corps, and National Honor Society.
In addition, she is the treasurer of the Class
of 86�, a position which she has held also since
Kelly�s favorite class in school is Elective Drawing
for which she has won some awards. In her spare
time, Kelly enjoys drawing, spending time with
her friends, and photography. She says she will
miss being with her friends everyday after she
leaves Mt. Penn.
Upon graduation, Kelly is planning to go to college,
majoring in interior design.
Darren Max, our Male Senior of
the Issue, is a starting guard on our boys�
basketball team. He has played basketball since
ninth grade, playing his last two on the varsity
squad. Besides basketball, Darren plays baseball
which he also played since ninth grade.
In addition to participating in sports, Darren is a
co-editor of the sports section of the yearbook
and is the treasurer of the Boy�s Leader Corps.
Darren�s favorite subject in school is Calculus. He is
planning on a college education in the field of
Darren�s hobbies include playing basketball and being
with friends. He says that he will miss being
close to his friends everyday after he leaves
mystery student of last issue was Alyssa Max,
This issue�s mystery student is a male senior. He is
one of the star soccer players and he also
enjoys playing volleyball. Some of his many
hobbies are playing street hockey and parties.
This student also has some musical talent.
This issue�s mystery student has dark brown hair and
dark brown eyes. He has one brother in 11th
grade and one sister who is a junior in college.
His favorite subject is shop class and his
favorite teacher is Mr. Groff. Can you take a
guess who this mystery student is? Look for the
answer in your next issue of Penn Post.
- Kristen Pfahl
With all of the attention drawn to basketball many
people overlook the upcoming volleyball season,
but die-hard volleyball players know that this
year�s season is right around the corner. The
approaching season looks promising for both boys
There was a great interest in volleyball this year, and
try-outs for both teams were necessary. The
teams were picked in the beginning of March.
The girls� first tournament was Saturday, March 8th at
Schuylkill Valley High School. The boys followed
a week later, also at Schuylkill Valley High
- Sandy Horning
- Kerry Motze
The boys� bowling team has done very well this season.
The boys defeated Exeter in three straight
matches. Since this is the first time the boys
had a winning record since 1975, Mr. Fegely is
very proud of them.
The team average, which is the highest average is 852.
Their record this year was 25-17. The team
finished second in their league.
and Mark Leffler had high triples of 676
and 664, respectively. Mark Leffler and Todd
Boyer had high games of 248 and 244. Chris
Malinowski and Mark Leffler had high averages of
196.2 and 186.3. The Boy�s Bowling team has had
a great season and there is a possibility that
will continue next year.
- Sandy Horning
SECOND IN DIVISION
The Mounts had a fine regular season this year
finishing up with an overall record of 15-7
including a fantastic 8-2 league record. The two
losses sustained in league play were to Central
Catholic by 5 points in O.T. and to Wyomissing
by 1 point in the end of regulation. The final
league record of 8-2 left Mount Penn tied for
first place in Division I and called for a
showdown between these top two teams. As you
know, the Mounts lost this finale and then were
upset in the Division opener against Boiling
The J.V.�s finished with an overall record of 13-6 and
a league record of 8-2.
- Kerry Motze
Female Athlete of this issue is
Kathy Ford. Kathy is very active
in the Mount Penn sports program. She plays
field hockey and bowls. This year, Kathy helped
the girls� bowling team finish 2nd in their
division. She had the high average of 155.9 and
a high triple of 556.
Kathy enjoys school and her favorite class is typing.
After graduation, Kathy plans to attend Penn State at
University Park and major in business.
In her free time, Kathy likes being with her friends,
listening to music, reading, and skiing.
- Kathleen Petruska
The girls� bowling team finished second in their league
just as the boys� have. They had a good season
with a record of 22-20.
The girls� team average this year is 747.
Kathy Ford had the high triple of
556 and the high average of 155.9.
Sally Ford had the high game of
224. Mr. Fegely was pleased with the girls� team
- Sandy Horning
MARK DERESKA MAKES ALTERNATE TO STATE
Last weekend, Mark Dereska, a freshman here at
Mt. Penn took part in the district three
swimming championships. He swam in the 50 meter
freestyle and the 100 meter freestyle. He did
very well in both events, taking a fifth place
in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 22.50
His fine performance in the 100 meter freestyle (49.64
seconds) earned him a position as first
alternate for the state finals on March 7th and
8th. This means if someone is unable to take
part in the finals due to injury or illness,
then Mark would fill that position.
Athlete of the issue is 6�3� tall and played the
center position on the Mt. Penn basketball team,
not too hard to guess that he�s Barry Mowery.
Barry played a crucial role in the success of
this year�s basketball team; he was the leading
rebounder, grabbing more than 20 boards in
several games. He also made a steady
contribution in the scoring column, and many of
us will remember his many incredible blocked
Barry currently attends Vo-tech and enjoys
participating in various activities in his spare
time, of which his favorite is basketball.
- Kerry Motze
As the girls� basketball season closed for the 1985-86
school year, the Mounts didn�t do as well as was
expected. However, despite the losses, the girls
fought hard in each game and never gave up.
Against visiting Twin Valley, Mount Penn
scrambled for each loose ball to win by a
buzzer-beater shot by Debbie Albrecht.
Since the team had only won 2 games this season, the
year was looked upon as a building year in which
the team gained valuable playing time.
This year the JV team succeeded in beating their
previous record by winning one game, and also
having a few extremely close games.
Although the varsity team will be losing senior,
the next season looks optimistic.
Chris is our first
male bowler to be so recognized. His
average placed him 4th during the
Berks County League schedule.