Crown Point High School
Alumni Association

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
at the Crown Point Civic Center, Clark & East Street,  Crown Point, Indiana. Beginning  at 6:30 p. m.
Welcome to Fall.

Valparaiso takes “Dogs For A Walk

Valparaiso 24, Crown Point 7. Next Up: LaPorte – Homecoming @ Bulldog Field. October 2, 2015

Please watch our very own, Ron Thomas, 1959 Grad

Congratulations Malorie Henderlong

Malorie Henderlong wrapped up her recruiting process.
She received interest from a number of smaller schools, including an offer from Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, and was nearing a decision, then Eastern Illinois entered the picture.
The campus, which was just the right size for her. The academics, with her planning to major in kinesiology. And, of course, the soccer program, including the coaching staff and her future teammates.
“I’m really excited to go there and continue my career,” said Henderlong.
The center midfielder had 12 goals and seven assists last season, and could see time this season at forward, too.
As a freshman, she scored a goal in Crown Point’s 3-2 semi state semifinal win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.
Her mother, aunt and two uncles all played for Crown Point. Her brother is a freshman in the Bulldogs’ boys program. Her grandfather was instrumental in pushing to establish soccer at the school.
Henderlong has one more chapter to add to her family’s legacy at Crown Point.

Congratulations 2012 Grad Hannah Raspopovich

University of Akron senior Hannah Raspopovich (2012 Graduate of Crown Point High School.) qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming on Saturday during the TPIT Senior Circuit.
Raspopovich finished first with a time of 26.18 in the 50 freestyle LCM (long course meters).
Raspopovich will compete again next summer at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming (June 26 to July 2, 2016) at the Century Link Center Omaha. The top two finishers will earn a spot on Team USA and participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Raspopovich, who will be a senior this fall, is a two-time first-team All-Mid-American honoree and two-time Academic All-MAC honoree. She earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors with a 3.767 grade-point average in nursing.
In 2014-15, Raspopovich helped the Zips to their second consecutive MAC Championship. Individually, she was a member of three MAC Championship relay teams, setting two school records and the MAC record in the 200-yard medley relay.

Congratulations Mitchel Kessler

Senior Mitchel Kessler won the state track championship in the Shot-Put with a toss of 58′ 11.5″”.

Congratulations Bulldog Softball

The Lady Bulldog Softball Team won the sectional title with a 4-0 victory over the LaPorte Slicers. They lost to Lake Central 2-1 in the regional. Junior Miranda Elish was named The Gatorade Softball Player of the Year in Indiana for the second year in a row.

Congratulations Crown Point High School Music Department

The music department at Crown Point High School will have a tough act to follow this coming school year based on the success of the 2014-15 band, orchestra and choir groups.

Many students received gold medals at the Indiana State School Music Association regional competition which qualified them for ISSMA state contests.

The CPHS choral department boasted two ensembles and nine soloists with gold medal rankings at state. The Band came back from State with 15 gold medals. The orchestra sent 24 soloists and six ensembles and returned with 45 gold medals at state.
The music department was also a recipient of the ISSMA All-Music Award for the 2014-15 school year – one of only 13 high schools statewide to receive a Total Department Award. To recognize this outstanding achievement, ISSMA presented the school with a special banner to display

Alumni News

The Crown Point High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce the new Board of Directors. These Crown Point graduates will serve from June, 2015 through May, 2017. They are as follows: Terry C. Lee, (’67) President; Ron Hampton, (’69) Vice President; Elaine VanDenburgh Raker, (’71) Treasurer; Christine Arnold Lee, (’69) Secretary; Chester Rybicki, (’67) Board Member at Large; Roger Blake, (’67) Board Member at Large; Lynn Poulton Clay, (’67) Board Member at Large; Wayne Raker, (’69) Board Member at Large; and Charles “Bud” Bowman, (Retired Teacher) Board Member at Large.

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 Perrys 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 Perrys 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.”

Congratulation 2014 Grad Hannah Hein

Crown Point Grads Ted Hein (’87 and Tracy Curtis Hein (’87) are proud of their daughter Hannah (’14) who is attending St. Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute for high academic honors (3.9 gpa). Hannah is also a scholarship recipient for riding on the western equestrian team. She will compete in the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Association) Nationals in Massachusetts. She is also co-captain of the team.
Congratulations Hannah, Ted and Tracy, all BULLDOG PROUD.  Just In: 2015 IHSA National Reserve Champion novice division HMS team rider.

Alyssa Harvey, Indiana Academic All-Star

Alyssa Harvey, a senior at Crown Point High School was recognized Wednesday, April 15th at the IASP Indiana Academic All-Star Awards Ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Students are selected based on a mathematical formula that combines the SAT/ACT composite score and grade-point average for seven semesters. The selection committee also considers the students extracurricular activities related to academics, nonacademic and student leadership and community service involvement. The state of Indiana is divided into five regions and the nominees are grouped by region. The selection committee is made up of educators and civic leaders from the five regions.

2015 Winners of Alumni Raffle

$1,000.00 – Michelle McMurray; $500.00 – Nancy DePaoli; $300.00 – Steve Smolik; $100.00 – Bronson Stegaman;
$50.00 – James DePaoli (who donated the money back to the Alumni Association) and $50.00 – James Breclaw.
A great big thank you to everyone who bought tickets to help support scholarships.

Academic Super Bowl DAC Champions

The Crown Point High School Academic Super Bowl Team has had a very successful year. They took first place in all competitions and first place overall at the Hobart Invite in early March. Then, last Thursday, March 19th, they won the DAC championship!! The team placed 1st in English, 1st in Science, 1st in Social Studies, 2nd in Math, 2nd in Fine Arts, 3rd in Interdisciplinary. The team will receive a traveling plaque that will be displayed at Crown Point High School until next year’s competition where they will try to win again and keep the plaque. The team will be competing again April and the winners will go to the State competition in May. Team members are Ari Amelse, Emily Fender, Saym Imtiaz, Eric Kim, Joey Krampen, Josh Mazur, John Sakaleros, Simone Siew, Ryan Sizemore, Susie Szymanski, Kyle Venditti, Justin Waran, and Lily Wisniewski.

Indiana Student Journalist of the Year

Crown Point High School Student Alaa Abdeldaiem was announced as Indiana’s Student Journalist of the Year.
Alaa is the school newspaper editor and will represent the state of Indiana for National Student Journalist
of the Year which will be announced next month in Denver.
Inklings co-editor Christina Winfrey was also one of the seven state finalists.

VEX Robotics Advances to World Competition

On Saturday March 7th the Crown Point High School VEX Robotics Team 1233 Underdogs sent five teams to compete in a field of the top 40 teams in Indiana at the State Championship in Indianapolis. Teams C and F advanced to the semifinals with Team F advancing into the Final round finishing as State Finalists and securing a spot in the World Competition in Louisville Kentucky. In Kentucky they will compete in the VRC division against 410 VEX Robotics Teams from all across the United States and 30 Countries in April. This is the 6th year in a row that CPHS VEX Robotics have advanced to the World Championship. Members of the team are: Adrian Brown, Nathan Halsey, Kevin Parkinson, and Matt Pochron

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

We are proud to announce the nominees to be inducted into the Crown Point High School Alumni Halls of Fame.
Former students – Susan K. McConnell, Class of 1976; William F. Carroll, Class of 1969; Shelli Hall VanDenburgh,
Class of 1988; and James J. DePaoli, Class of 1969.
Former Teachers – Deborah Taylor Cuffia, 1973-2013; Joseph C. Heuer, 1956-1989; Nancy Huber May, 1970-2009;
Tom May, 1970-2009; and Malcolm “Mac” P. Ruby, 1943-1977.
The four outstanding Bulldogs and the five outstanding Bulldog Teachers will be entered into their respective
CPHS Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

CPHS Wins 3 State Championships

On March 9th, students who comprise the staff of Crown Point High School’s CPTV Media
(Technical Communication course) traveled to the University of Indianapolis for the 2015 Indiana
Association of School Broadcasters state conference and competition. The staff submitted their
January 28, 2015 episode of CPTV (which can be viewed at to be considered
by numerous TV broadcasting professionals. Over 400 entries were submitted to this year’s competition.
After winning the School Newscast state championship last year, the staff of CPTV repeated as
state champions for the 2015 Best School Newscast by once again edging out schools such as
Carmel High School, Ben Davis High School, Franklin Central High School, and Martinsville High School.

Further, the staff exceeded last year’s results, winning 2 additional 2015 state championships
for Best Radio Sportscast (senior Raquelle Majors) and Best TV Show Opening.
The staff was also named runner up in the Corporate Video category.
The staff of CPTV consists of the following students: Sophomores Haley Bramewell and
Drew Zimmerman; juniors Blake Bonin, Tiffany Dewes, Riley Geoghegan,
Brianna Rhodes, Johnny Supan and Abbey Wellman; and seniors Alexis Berdine,
Kelsea Costello, Megan Fernandez, Valerie Jones, Brooke Kiran, Tony Lourenco, Raquelle Majors,
Zach Pierce, Nick Sansone, and Tina Winfrey. CPTV is advised by Chris Gloff & Brent Barber


White Crown Point High School Alumni Shirts are available at MEMORY KEEPERS
(105 North Main Street). Present your Lifetime Membership Card and receive
10% OFF. Closed Sunday and Monday.


Portrait of a Graduate: Julia Thorn and Amandeep Kaur

Bulldog Underdog: Rebecca Henry

Ted Smith Art: Alyssa DeLaurentis

Bob Rees /Alumni Wrestling Scholarship: Spencer Swope



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 and minus previously paid current year dues).
Lifetime Membership calculation example:
If you are 60 years of age and have paid your 2015 dues at $15, your Lifetime Membership would only cost $75.
($150.00-$60=$90, $90-$15=$75)

Mail your dues to: Crown Point High School Alumni Association,

P O Box 240, Crown Point, IN 46308

E-mail questions to:


Violet M. Krapf Doty – Class of 1937
James Hosfeld – Class of 1968
Irene A. Doty – Class of 1967
Barb Hinkson Sobierajski – Class of 1970
Wendy Croft Brissette – Class of 1969
Deborah Graves Deaton – Class of 1969
*James DePaoli – Class of 1969 -
Hall of Fame Member
*Charles (Bud) Bowman – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
William Machacek – Class of 1957
*Donna Moser – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
Cynthia Agans – Class of 1966
Peg Nelson – Class of 1968
Terry Lee – Class of 1967
Mary Jean Niemeyer Smith – Class of 1966
*Thomas May – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
*Nancy May – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
Donna Heckel Coleman – Class of 1969
*Alice Lauterbur – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
*Jerry Holcomb – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
Christine Arnold Lee – Class of 1969
*Paul Georgas – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
*Robert Conard – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
*William Carroll – Class of 1969 -
Hall of Fame Member
Jerry Smith – Class of 1983
Ron Hampton – Class of 1969
Dana Henderson Zurbriggen – Class of 1987
Chester Rybicki – Class of 1967
*William Logan – Class of 1965 -
Hall of Fame Member
Doug Logan – Class of 1970
Tim Mantel – Class of 1967
Sheila Graham Mantel – Class of 1968
Dr. Joseph Kacmar – Class of 1968
Barbara Wild Kacmar – Class of 1968
Jeffery L. Wilkinson – Class of 1967
Roger Blake – Class of 1967
Dee Burke Lang – Class of 1968
Karen Lynn Smith – Class of 1970
Paul Zurbriggen – Class of 1988
Jerry A. Caravana – Retired Teacher
Peter Leets – Class of 1964
Robert Hobson – Class of 1953
David Adams – Class of 1986
Wayne Raker – Class of 1969
Elaine M. VanDenburgh Raker- Class of 1971
*Joseph Heuer – Retired Teacher
Hall of Fame Member
Gary Paulsen – Class of 1968
Mark Mallatt – Class of 1968
Sandra Arseneau – Class of 1968
Jewell Everett Sheldon – Class of 1968
Penny Keegan Ivey – Class of 1968
Wayne (Doc) Hurt – Class of 1968
*Marion Kellum – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
Keith Iddings – Class of 1981
Charles Lee – Class of 1966
Glenn Raymond Cooper, Jr. – Class of 1967
Sandra Schofield Bobrowski – Class of 1969
Robert M. Corbin – Class of 1968
Rebecca Isaac Shearman – Class of 1969
Fred Blake – Class of 1969
Paul VanDenburgh – Class of 1966
Elaine Hochbaum VanDenburgh – Class of 1967
Bob Lamphier – Class of 1964
Nancy Cowan Eksten – Class of 1984
*Richard “Dick” Gordon – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
Alan Vandever – Class of 1967
Lynn Poulton Clay – Class of 1967
Bill Vrehas – Class of 1968
*George Tachtiris- Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
Tim Heidbreder – Class of 1966
*Robert Rees – Class of 1959 -
Hall of Fame Member
*Dr. Merit Erickson Lemke – Class of 1984 -
Hall of Fame Member
Drue Shults Samuelson – Class of 1967
Penny Blake Batson – Class of 1967
Terry Thompson – Class of 1965
Dan Witten – Class of 1989
David Warne – Class of 1992
Pam Short Capps – Class of 1966
Sharon Baker Palen – Class of 1967
Kathy Foster Stanley – Class of 1986
Kristine Keck Van Dyke – Class of 1968
Anthony Panozzo- Class of 1969
Debbie Metsch Lilly- Class of 1982
Lee Dillabaugh- Class of 1967
Carla Blake Hack- Class of 1978
Peter Ventsra – Class of 1964
Collin Wirtz Lee – Class of 1986
Gerald Charles – Class of 1948
Tiffany Raker Irving- Class of 1996
Nancy Ruby – Class of 1957
Mark Lambert – Class of 1969
Allyson Carnahan Boomsma- Class of 2000
*Deborah Taylor Cuffia – Retired Teacher -
Hall of Fame Member
Michelle Ferrell Sutton – Class of 1987
Debbie Hunt Constant – Class of 1973
Jacquelyn Sohl- Class of 1969
*John Fraire- Class of 1973-
Hall of Fame Member
Jerry Albertson- Class of 1971
Mary Catherine Georgas- Retired Teacher
Jeanann Georgas Freier- Class of 1979
Shannon Riley- Class of 1990
Kay Carnahan Sullivan- Class of 1971
Marla Long Hreno- Class of 1969
Dennis A. Robison- Class of 1964
W. E. Fairchild- Class of 1975
Lynda Doty- Class of 1975

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.