Crown Point High School
Alumni Association


The next meeting of the Crown Point High School Alumni Association will be held on March 28, 2018.  It will be held at the Crown Point Civic Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there.

Mark Your Calendar Now

2018 Hall Of Fame Nominees
We are proud to announce the 2018 Crown Point High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

Former Students:

Kara Mayden Argo – Class of 1976;

David Huffine – Class of 1967;

Jean Wagonblast Kutemeier – Class of 1979;

Dr. Mark Mallatt – Class of 1968;

Kenneth Myres – Class of 1969.

James Wagonblast – Class of 1977

Former Teachers:

Diane Lange, 1982-1998;

Peggy Shaffer, 1977-2014;

Brad Smith, 1978-1996;

Wallace Webb, 1963-1994.

The six outstanding Bulldogs and the four outstanding Bulldog Teachers will be enshrined into their respective CPHS Alumni Halls of Fame on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Attention CPHS Seniors

The 2018 Crown Point High School Alumni Association Scholarships are now available in the high school guidance office, There are a total of eight (8) scholarships, Stop and and see if you qualify, We are looking forward to helping you further your education, GO ‘DOGS.

Four Wrestlers Advance to State

Four Bulldog wrestlers advanced to the Indiana State Finals this Saturday.

Semi State Champ Noah LaMore – 152; 2nd place finisher Oszkar  Kasch -160;

Mario Taficanti  – 170 and Kaellin Kelly – 126 both 4th/ Good Luck Wrestlers.

2017 Bulldog Football Schedule 

@ Lowell              Lost 27 – 13
Highland             Won 35 – 6
@ Merrillville     Lost 34 – 26
@ Lake Central  Won 45 – 0
@ Portage           Lost 27 – 10
Valparaiso          Won  21 – 6
LaPorte               Won 37 – 35
@ Chesterton     Won 21 – 7
Michigan City     Lost 17- 15
Merrillville         Won 23- 14
Portage               Won 14- 7
Penn                  Lost 33- 3

Congratulations To Morgan Chacon

Outstanding volleyball player, Morgan Chacon, was once again named as the Most Outstanding Northwest Indiana Girls Volleyball Player for the second Year in a row


Congratulations To Alex Equihua

 Outstanding Bulldog athlete, Alex Equihua added another trophy to the family mantle. She was named the mental attitude winner at this year’s state championship for class 4A. Her parents, Annie and Art Equihua of Crown Point, are also former Bulldog standouts. Way to go Annie.


Fall Sports Teams

Congratulation to the Bulldog Fall Sports Teams as the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams finished 14th and 15th respectively in the state. Congratulations to all runners, coaches, parents and fans.
The Bulldog Girl’s Volleyball team lost matches to Avon in the State Championship last week in Muncie. An unfortunate accident left the Lady Bulldogs in second place for the second straight season, Congratulations to the team, coaches, parents and fans on another great season.

 Congratulations 2017 State Champions

The Crown Point Lady Bulldog Softball team is the 2017 4A State Champions. With a 2-1 victory over 2016 state champ, Avon, the Lady Bulldogs captured yet another state title for the Crown Point Trophy Case. Congratulations to Coach Pete Iussig, his coaching staff, the players, parents and fans.


Portrait of a Graduate: Dakota Alessandrini and Hannah Kukvvugya

Bulldog Underdog: Conner Clark

Ted Smith Art: Gabriela Risteski

Bob Rees /Alumni Wrestling Scholarship: Justin Akers

Paul and Mary Catherine Georgas Scholarship: Matthew Krampen

CPHS Class of 1961 Scholarship: Arriana Rainwater

Nolan Gold Scholarship: Leah Huffine

Dr. Keith Perry Scholarship: Autumn Taylor Chandos

       Leah Huffine and Dr. Lisa Gold

Congratulations to Alexis

Congratulations to Senior Alexis Holloway on being named the Most Outstanding Indiana Prep Softball Player for 2017. A big shout out to her parents, teammates and coach also.

2017 Hall of Fame Raffle Winners

The following are a list of winners in the CPHS Alumni Scholarship Raffle -$1,000 -Bob Ellis; $500 – Christy Schulte $300 -Eston Bud Perry (who donated the money back to the scholarship fund); $100 – Donna Moser; $50 – Dan Johnsen; and $50 – Janelle Haack. Congratulations to the winners and a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all that participated.

Officers and Board Members Appointed

Officers and Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term will be: Terry C. Lee, ’67, President; Ron Hampton, ’69, Vice President; Christine Arnold Lee, ’69, Secretary/Treasurer; Chester Rybicki, ’67, Board of Directors, Lynn Poulton Clay, ’67; Board of Directors; Charles “Bud” Bowman, Retired Teacher, Board of Directors; Kathy Foster, ’86, Board of Directors; Jeanann Georgas Freier, ’79, Board of Directors. Congratulations and Good Luck.

Congratulations to Sasha

Crown Point Senior Sasha Stefanovic was named the area’s number one basketball player. He finished his Bulldog career with 1,385 points , surpassing 1971 grad Jim Liss. Sasha will be Purdue bound next season. Congrats to Sasha, his family, coaches, teammates and fans.


Crown Point High School

Alumni Association Needs Your Help.

The CPHS Alumni Association is looking for graduation programs that list the names of graduates. If you would make a copy of the program,or send your copy, we will return it as soon as possible. We are also looking for panoramic class pictures for the Classes of 1972 and 1973 to hang in the high school. Anyone have either of these? Please send it to:

Terry Lee,  314 Jodi Lane, Valparaiso, Indiana  46385 or call 1-219-921-9579.

2017-18  Bulldog Wrestling Schedule

Date             Opponent                   Score
11/29           LaPorte                       W 58-6
12/02      at The Stagg Invite         1st Place
12/06      at Chesterton                   6:30 PM
12/09      at The Traicoff Invite     3rd Place
12/14      at Lake Central               W 58-13
12/16         THE CARNAHAN     1st Place
12/19      at Hobart                        W 37-26
12/29      at Spartan Classic          1st Place
01/03     at Merrillville                  L 26-31
01/06     at Portage                       L 19-34
01/10         Michigan City             W 73-3
01/13         DAC at Portage           2nd Place
01/17      at Valparaiso                   W 63-9
01/27         Sectional @ CP           1st Place
02/03        Regional @ CP           3rd Place
02/10        Semi-State @ EC       4th Place


2017-18 Lady Bulldog Basketball Schedule

DATE   OPPONENT        CLASS           Score

11/09     Hanover Central     (3A)         W 69-16
11/14      Andrean                   (2A)         W 58-32
11/18     Northridge               (4A)          L 42-51
11/18     Carmel                     (4A)           L 21-74
11/21      E C Central            (4A)           L 33-39
11/24    LaPorte                    (4A) *        L 48-49
11/28     at Lowell                (4A)          W 57-19
12/01      at Portage            (4A)*         L 45-50
12/02     at Hobart             (4A)          W 62-23
12/05     Morton                 (4A)          W 77-45
12/08     Valparaiso           (4A)*        L 36-49
12/12    at Highland           (4A)         W 59-54
12/15    at Lake Central     (4A) *      L 33-56
12/27   Western                  (3A)         W 60-41
12/28   Cathedral              (4A)         W 47-42
12/28   Mt. Vernon           (4A)         W 51-43
01/06   Lafayette Jeff       (4A)         L 40-49
01/09   Michigan City      (4A)*       W 73-55
01/11    Munster                (4A)         W 47-37
01/16   Kankakee Valley  (4A)         L 36-39
01/19   Chesterton            (4A) *      L 32-38
01/23  at Bishop Noll      (2A)         W 43-30
02/02  E C  Central         (Sec)        L 33-45

*Duneland Conference Contest

Bulldog Boys 2017-18 Basketball Schedule

Date    Opponent               Class             Score
11/22     Bowman               (3A)           L 43-47
12/02    at Pike                  (4A)            L 60-65
12/05    at E. C. Central    (4A)          W 61-58 OVT
12/15     Munster                (4A)           L 45-46
12/16     at Warsaw           (4A)          W 75-23
12/19     Kankakee Valley (4A)         W 65-41
12/27    Broad Ripple        (3A)         L 46-58
12/27    Indy Lighthouse   ( )           W 73-33
12/28   Chesterton            (4A)         L 40-47
12/30   Mount Carmel     (IL)          L 56-63
01/12   Merrillville           (4A)*        L 41-42
01/13   at Griffith             (3A)          W 36-32
01/19   Chesterton           (4A)*        L 39-56
01/23   at Michigan City (4A)*       L 44-46
01/26   at LaPorte           (4A)*       W 56-41
01/27   S.B. Washington (3A)       W 62-58
02/01   Portage                (4A)       W 64-54
02/06   Andrean             (2A)        L 58-65
02/08   at Valparaiso     (4A)      L 38-49
02/16   Lake Central     (4A) *   W 60-55
02/20  at Morton          (4A)       W 61-36
02/23  at Lowell            (4A)       W 49-43
02/28 Lake Central     (Sec)       L 29-42
* Duneland Conference Game

Girls Volleyball Team

Finishes Second in the State

The CPHS girls volleyball team lost in four matches to Indianapolis Cathedral to end their season 36-4 as the state runner-up in Class 4A. Congratulations to Coach Allison Duncan and the Bulldog Girls.

CPCSC First in Indiana to Earn National Top Honors in 2016 Magna Awards

For the past 22 years, the National School Board Association (NSBA) has recognized excellent school districts across the nation with their top honor, the Magna Award.  This award program  recognizes school districts and their leaders for taking bold and innovative steps to improve the lives of their students and their communities.  An independent panel of school board members, administrators, and other educators select the winners.  “Public schools work tirelessly to improve student achievement,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, NSBA. “These Magna Award-winning districts are some of the finest examples of the creativity and dedication of our public school leaders across this nation.” The NSBA names Crown Point Community School Corporation (CPCSC) the 2016 Magna Grand Prize Winner for the 20,000 to 5,000 enrollment category in the 22nd annual Magna Awards Program.  CPCSC is the first Indiana school corporation in history to receive this category distinguished award and selected the CPHS Summer Engage Program in relation to the Freshman School within a School Programming to represent the district.  The Summer Engage Program provides a positive first experience at the high school level for students who have had academic or behavioral  difficulties in middle school.  The experience gives students a renewed enthusiasm and confidence toward school and self. Through research and data analysis, the CPCSC leaders determined that, as the school’s enrollment continued to grow, it needed to develop a solid transition program for incoming high school freshmen to help them feel connected to the school and maximize their potential.  In 2010 the school incorporated several transition strategies to ensure a soft landing at the high school for incoming freshmen and to create a culture in which students, faculty, parents, and community work together to assist all those entering their high school journey.  A group of teachers – representing the subjects of mathematics, English, reading, and physical education – worked with the freshman principal, Mr. Mark Gianfermi, to create a summer school curriculum that would re-mediate necessary core subject skills while also providing students with opportunities to make mature decisions, demonstrate leadership skills, and advocate for themselves. Since the launch of the Summer Engage Program, the Crown Point High School graduation rate reached a high of 98% (a 15 percentage point improvement).  It helped to change and reshape the culture of the school. It takes at-risk students and folds them into a community of learners who encourage one another. The Summer Engage Program celebrates success, gives students a chance to learn from their mistakes, and recognizes that all students have potential if given the right start. “We proudly embrace this prestigious award on behalf of our students, faculties, and employees,” said Dr. Teresa A. Eineman, Superintendent of Schools. “Creating possibilities, ensuring success, and inspiring character one student at a time is our passionate mission supported by a caring community and dedicated Board of School Trustees.” The NSBA is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.  NSBA represents 100,000 school board members, 14,000 school corporations, and 50,000,000 public school students throughout America.   Learn more at:

Please watch our very own, Ron Thomas, 1959 Grad

Congratulation Eston (Bud) and Alice (Annie) Perry

1954 Crown Point High School Grad, Eston “Bud” Perry and wife to receive Honorary Doctorate degrees in Humanities. A 1961 graduate of the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana State University, Perry married later that year a Purdue University grad he met when she visited a cousin on the Indiana State campus. Perry and his wife, Alice “Annie,” have three children — Julie Anne Heck (Steven), Jeffrey John Perry (Jennifer), and Jennifer Lee Norris (Travis). Perry put the same determination that got him through college to work to become a successful businessman and entrepreneur. Chairman of the Board of Oakley Corporation — a commercial real estate development and management company in Terre Haute and Winter Park, Fla. — Perry also oversees a family-run foundation, the Hollie and Anna Oakley Foundation. Through the foundation, the Perry’s have been generous, longtime supporters of Indiana State, helping the campus, programs and students flourish. The foundation has been responsible for the naming of Oakley Plaza and the Basketball Practice Court. In honor of their longstanding commitment to the university, the Perry’s will receive honorary doctorates of humanities at the spring commencement ceremony this month. “I think it is important to give back to your university, to support it however you can,” Perry said. “It has helped you have success in your life, and you want to help other students have that same opportunity.” As for advice for young people, Perry said he would encourage everyone to get more education and to pursue their goals no matter how unattainable those goals may seem. “You can go to college. It is not that insurmountable,” he said. “Decide on what you want to do and go after it. You have to be determined to work for it if you want to succeed.”


White or Red Crown Point High School Alumni Shirts are available at MEMORY KEEPERS, now on Broadway across from Stracks. Present your Lifetime Membership Card and receive 10% OFF. Closed Sunday and Monday.


Become a member of the CPHS Alumni Association today and begin to enjoy the benefits that only membership can bring.
Single year membership: $15.00
Lifetime membership: $150.00 (minus your age).
Lifetime Membership calculation example:
If you are 60 years of age, your Lifetime Membership would only cost $90.
Mail your dues to: Crown Point High School Alumni Association,
P O Box 240,
Crown Point, IN 46308
E-mail questions to:


1. Violet M. Krapf Doty – Class of 1937
2. James Hosfeld- Class of 1968
3. Irene A. Doty- Class of 1967
4. Barb Hinkson Sobierajski – Class of 1970
5. Wendy Croft Brissette – Class of 1969
6. Deborah Graves Deaton – Class of 1969
7. James DePaoli – Class of 1969 *
8. Charles (Bud) Bowman – RT
9. William Machacek- Class of 1957
10. Donna Moser – Retired Teacher *
11. Cynthia Agans – Class of 1966
12. Peg Nelson – Class of 1968
13. Terry Lee – Class of 1967
14. Mary Jean Niemeyer Smith – Class of 1966
15. Thomas May – Retired Teacher *
16. Nancy May – Retired Teacher *
17. Donna Heckel Coleman – Class of 1969
18. Alice Lauterbur – Retired Teacher
19. Jerry Holcomb – Retired Teacher *
20. Christine Arnold Lee – Class of 1969
21. Paul Georgas – Retired Teacher *
22. Robert Conard – Retired Teacher *
23. William Carroll, PhD– Class of 1969 *
24. Jerry Smith – Class of 1983
25. Ron Hampton – Class of 1969
26. Dana Henderson Zurbriggen – Class of 1987
27. Chester Rybicki – Class of 1967
28. William Logan – Class of 1965 *
29. Doug Logan – Class of 1970
30. Tim Mantel – Class of 1967
31. Sheila Graham Mantel – Class of 1968
32. Dr. Joseph Kacmar – Class of 1968 *
33. Barbara Wild Kacmar – Class of 1968
34. Jeffery L. Wilkinson – Class of 1967
35. Roger Blake – Class of 1967
36. Dee Burke Lang – Class of 1968
37. Karen Lynn Smith – Class of 1970
38. Paul Zurbriggen – Class of 1988
39. Jerry A. Caravana – Retired Teacher *
40. Peter Leets – Class of 1964
41. Robert Hobson – Class of 1953
42. David Adams – Class of 1986
43. Wayne Raker – Class of 1969
44. Elaine M. VanDenburgh. Raker- Class of 1971
45. Joseph Heuer – Retired Teacher *
46. Gary Paulsen – Class of 1968
47. Mark Mallatt – Class of 1968
48. Sandra Arseneau – Class of 1968
49. Jewell Everett Sheldon – Class of 1968
50. Penny Keegan Ivey – Class of 1968
51. Wayne (Doc) Hurt – Class of 1968
52. Marion Kellum – Retired Teacher *
53. Keith Iddings – Class of 1981
54. Charles Lee, PhD– Class of 1966
55. Glenn Raymond Cooper, Jr. – Class of 1967
56. Sandra Schofield Bobrowski – Class of 1969
57. Robert M. Corbin – Class of 1968
58. Rebecca “Becky” Isaac Shearman – Class of 1969
59. Fred Blake – Class of 1969
60. Paul VanDenburgh – Class of 1966
61. Elaine Hochbaum VanDenburgh – Class of 1967
62. Bob Lamphier – Class of 1964
63. Nancy Cowan Eksten – Class of 1984
64. Richard “Dick” Gordon – Retired Teacher *
65. Alan Vandever – Class of 1967
66. Lynn Poulton Clay – Class of 1967
67. Bill Vrehas – Class of 1968
68. George Tachtiris- Retired Teacher *
69. Tim Heidbreder – Class of 1966
70. Robert Rees – Class of 1959 *
71. Dr. Merit Erickson Lemke – Class of 1984 *
72. Drue Shults Samuelson – Class of 1967
73. Penny Blake Batson – Class of 1967
74. Terry Thompson – Class of 1965
75. Dan Witten – Class of 1989
76. David Warne – Class of 1992
77. Pam Short Capps – Class of 1966
78. Sharon Baker Palen – Class of 1967
79. Kathy Foster – Class of 1986
80. Kristine Keck Van Dyke – Class of 1968
81. Anthony Panozzo- Class of 1969
82. Debbie Metsch Lilly- Class of 1982
83. Lee Dillabaugh- Class of 1967
84. Carla Blake Hack- Class of 1978
85. Peter Ventsra – Class of 1964
86. Collin Wirtz Lee – Class of 1986
87. Gerald Charles – Class of 1948
88. Tiffany Raker Irving- Class of 1996
89. Nancy Ruby – Class of 1957
90. Mark Lambert – Class of 1969
91. Allyson Carnahan Boomsma- Class of 2000
92. Deborah Taylor Cuffia – Retired Teacher *
93. Michelle Ferrell Sutton – Class of 1987
94. Debbie Hunt Constant – Class of 1973
95. Jacquelyn Sohl- Class of 1969
96. John Fraire- Class of 1973 *
97. Jerry Albertson- Class of 1971
98. Mary Catherine Georgas- Retired Teacher
99. Jeanann Georgas Freier- Class of 1979
100. Shannon Riley- Class of 1990
101. Kay Carnahan Sullivan- Class of 1971
102. Marla Long Hreno- Class of 1969
103. Dennis A. Robison- Class of 1964
104. W. E. Fairchild- Class of 1975
105. Lynda Doty- Class of 1975
106. Ruth Schlemmer Whiley- Class of 1967
107. Linda Lytle Andrew- Class of 1968
108. Jeryl Dickinson- Class of 1964
109. Smelia Latinovich Kairns- Class of 1946
110. Tom Liss- Class of 1966
111. Don Carnahan- Class of 1966
112. Jerry Frederick- Class of 1967
113. Ron Thomas- Class of 1959 *
114. Sandy Webb Judkins- Class of 1970
115. Daniel Johnsen- Retired Teacher
116. Nancy Kolish Barsic- Class of 1970
117. Keith Perry, PhD- Class of 1956 *
118. Eston “Bud” Perry, PhD- Class of 1954 *
119. Barbara J. Toman- Class of 1979 *
120. Scott Vlink – Retired Teacher *
121. Lisa Bowman Hargreaves- Class of 1981
122. Diane Hooks DePaoli- Class of 1962
123. Roy Casper- Class of 1963
124. Michael Toman, PhD-Class of 1972 *
125. Ron Pierce- Class of 1965
126. Dr. Teresa A. Eineman- Superintendent of Schools
127. Linda Snell Quigg- Class of 1970
128. Sandy Perry Loeffler- Class of 1960
129. Doris McCarty D’Andrea- Class of 1950
130. Cheryl Kucki-Torres- Class of 1981
131. Laura Raker Troxell- Class of 1988
132. David Gumbiner- Class of 1968
133. Barbara McClelland Ballard- Class of 1967
134. Janet Smith Backe- Class of 1967
135. Charles “Ed” O’Brien- Retired Teacher *
136. Denise  Marshall- Class of 1970
137. Arlene Kors Gumbiner- Class of 1962
138. Pat Lear Hamilton- Class of 1968
139. Sue Sneden Gudvangen- Class of 1971
140. Patty Hawes Fleming- Class 0f 1973
141. Dr. Jerry Alee- Class of 1963
142. Mindy Bothwell- Class of 1969
143. William Gumbiner- Class of 1960
144. Deborah Murray Powers- Class of 1986
145. Charles “Butch” Bukovac- Class of 1966
146. Lewis Lockhart- Class of 1967
147. Lisa Kayes- Class of 1979
148. Geoffrey G. Slaughter- Class of  1981 *
149. Janelle Pierce Haack- Retired Teacher *
150. Kenneth M. Witt- Class of 1974-Retired Teacher *
151. Everett “Budd” Ballou- Retired Teacher *
152. Diane Green Hoernig- Class of 1967
153. Jane Isley Thesing- Class of 1965
154. Scott Allen- Class of 1971
155. Mary “Mel” Carroll Huey- Class of 1975
156. Judy Bare Frigo- Class of 1965
157. Doris Dunn – Retired Teacher *
158. Diane Noble – Retired Teacher
159. Rex Wilkinson- Class of 1970
160. John Isley- Class of 1968
161. Bruce Bonesteel- Class of 1977
162. Janet Paarlberg- Class of 1964
163. Marty Gurley Hunt- Class of 1971
164. Terry D. Hunt- Class of 1970
165. Christy Schnabel Schulte- Class of 1967
166. Wallace Webb- Retired Teacher
Dr. Judy Wagonblast Herting- Class of 1978 *
168. Gerard Abraham- Class of 1969
169. Amy Sebben Carlson-Class of 1995
170. Brad Smith- Retired Teacher
171. Mary Lou Mills Foster- Class of 1972
172. Rob Verboon- Class of 1969
173. Sue Huseman Gluek- Class of 1973
174. Rick Heinzman- Class of 1966
175. David Huffine- Class of 1967
176. Roxie Shadowen Sanders- Class of 1968

177. Debbie Naum Myres- Class of 1969
178. Ken Myres-  Class of 1969
179. George Flicker- Class of 2014
180. Albert Garnier- Class of 1962
* Denotes Hall of Fame Member

History 101

We have also been cracking open the vault and looking for Crown Point High School memorabilia to display in the new high school! Please contact if you have any items to donate.

Here are some of the projects currently being researched and displayed:


The mission of the Crown Point High School Alumni Association is to develop and maintain a close relationship between Crown Point Community Schools, its constituents, and its alumni for their mutual benefit. The Association is committed to, and involved in, the support and well-being of Crown Point Community Schools and its alumni.

Definition of Alumni:

All persons who have attended Crown Point Community Schools as listed by the registrar are defined as being alumni, and those who have taken part in the educational process at all levels, both faculty and staff, are defined as being alumni.


  • To support educational programs through student scholarships, teacher grants and support of the Crown Point Education Foundation.
  • To assist Crown Point Community Schools in communicating with its alumni.
  • To convey to Crown Point Community Schools, the views, attitudes, and needs of the alumni in seeking to preserve, advocate and promote alumni interests.
  • To honor alumni with "Portrait of a Graduate" Hall of Fame and Teacher Hall of Fame.
  • To strengthen alumni activities and programs.
  • To preserve and instill an appreciation of the history of Crown Point Community Schools.