Crown Point High School
Alumni Association

Next Meeting

The April 26, 2017 Meeting, to be  held at the Crown Point Civic Center (6:30 pm), will be the Annual Meeting of the Crown Point High School Alumni Association.


Time is Running Out

As April 17th grows nearer and nearer, the time to purchase your 2017 Crown Point High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner Tickets is fading fast. We have moved to a new facility this year, and with that comes different rules and regulations. All tickets must be bought before April 17, 2017 if you wish to attend. No tickets will be available after Monday, April 17, 2017. Please purchase tickets by calling: 1-219-921-9579. We hope to see you all there as we celebrate The outstanding achievements of fellow Bulldogs Louis Sertich, Class of 1973; Dr. Mary Davis Carroll, Class of 1939; Judy Wagonblast Herting, Class of 1978; Jodie Jawor, PhD., Class of 1989; Mary Toman, Class of 1973; Geoffrey G. Slaughter, Class of 1981. Also, as we thank the following teachers for becoming part of the CPHS Teachers Hall of Fame: Kenneth M. Witt, 1979-2012; Charles G. Isley, 1946-1978; Everett “Budd” Ballou, 1976-1999; and Doris Dunn 1963-1974.

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.

Glow in the Dark Bowling

A great big thank you goes out to all who came and participated in the “Glow in the Dark” bowling fund raiser for the Crown Point High School Alumni Association. Especially to all who helped organize and worked to pull this event off again this year. Monies collected go to the CPHS Scholarship fund. Thank you Roger, Chris, Ron, Deborah,Laura and especially Wayne and Elaine who coordinated it all. Also to the Restaurants that donated food to keep us all awake and going. Chick- fil – A., Dominos, Beggars, Langel’s, The Super Bowl. And Deborah and Joyce for the great Baskets.

Congratulations Bulldog Wrestlers

The Crown Point wrestlers finished their season at Indianapolis with three 2017 IHSAA State Place Winners.
152-Noah LaMore 6th place
160-Oszkar Kasch 5th place
220-Justin Akers 8th place

Thanks to these fine men, Coaches, Parents and fans.

2017 Hall of Fame Members
We are proud to announce the 2017 Crown Point High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

Former Students:

Dr. Mary Carroll – Class of 1939;

Dr. Jodie Jawor – Class of 1989;

Mary Toman Ragsdale – Class of 1973;

Dr. Louis Sertich – Class of 1973;

Dr. Judy Wagonblast Herting – Class of 1978.

Former Teachers:

Doris Dunn, 1961-1972;

Kenneth Witt, 1979-2012;

Everett “Bud” Ballou, 1976-1998;

Charles Isley, 1946-1978.

The six outstanding Bulldogs and the four outstanding Bulldog Teachers will be enshrined into their respective CPHS Alumni Halls of Fame on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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.

Lady Bulldog Basketball Schedule

11/09 at Hanover Central (3A) W 48-29
11/12 Concord (4A) W 65-41
11/15 at Andrean (3A) W 40-29
11/19 Northridge Tournament
11/19 Goshen W 31-18
11/19 at Northridge (4A) L 32-49
11/22 at East Chicago Central (4A) W 60-52
11/25 at LaPorte (4A)* L 29-40
11/29 Lowell W 55-30
12/02 Portage (4A) * W 48-37
12/03 Hobart (4A) W 41-16
12/09 at Valparaiso (4A) * L 43-46
12/13 Highland (4A) L 46-51
12/16 Lake Central (4A) * L 26-41
12/27 Hanover Tournament
12/ 27 Lowell (4A) W 52-34
12/27 Hobart (4A) W 33-30
12/28 Munster (4A) W 67-37
01/03 at Hammond Morton (4A) W 74-54
01/06 Michigan City (4A) * L 45- 52
01/11  at Munster (4A) W 57- 22
01/14 at Merrillville (4A) * L 39-55
01/17 Kankakee Valley (4A)  L 57-62
01/21 at Chesterton (4A) *  W  38-37
01/26 Hammond Noll (2A)  W  64-37
02/01 Hobart (4A) at Chesterton  W  47-34
02/03 Portage at Chesterton  L 33-35
* Duneland Conference Game
Season Over



Bulldog Boys Basketball Schedule

11/23 at Bowman Academy (2A) W 73-69
12/03 at Penn (4A) W 57-51 OVT
12/06 East Chicago Central (4A) W 85-72
12/10 Pike (4A) W 72-59
12/16 at Munster (4A) W 59-32
12/22 at Boone Grove (2A) W 75-23
12/27 Noblesville Tournament
12/27 Columbus East (4A) W 72-61
12/28 Noblesville (4A) W 62-59
12/28 Pike (4A) L 62-67 OVT
12/31 at South Bend Washington (4A) W 64-52
01/06 Michigan City (4A) * L 53-56
01/13 Merrillville (4A)*  W 69-62
01/14  Griffith (3A)   W 68-56
01/20  at Chesterton (4A) *  W  59-46 
Warsaw (4A)  W  50- 46 OVT
LaPorte (4A) *   W  56-44
at Warren Central (4A)  L  50-62
at Portage (4A) *  W  48-38
  at Andrean  W  73-61
Valparaiso (4A) * W  53-51
at Lake Central (4A)*  W  59-40
Hammond Morton (4A)   W  69-40

02/24  Lowell (4A)     W 68-52
03/01  SECTIONAL (at Michigan City)
03/01  Hobart  W 66-36
03/03 Chesterton   W 78-66

03/04  Merrillville  L  60-71
Season Over


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:



2016 Hall of Fame Raffle Winners

The following are a list of winners in the CPHS Alumni Scholarship  Raffle -$1,000 – Ron Thomas; $500 – Janelle Haack; $300 -Karin Pettit (who donated the money back to the scholarship fund); $100 – Doug Conquest; $50 – Chester Rybicki; and $50 – Bob Hoffman (who gave the money back to the scholarship fund). Congratulations to the winners and a GREAT Big Thank You to all that participated.




Please watch our very own, Ron Thomas, 1959 Grad



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 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.


Portrait of a Graduate: Connor Keaveney and Matthew Muller

Bulldog Underdog: Joseph Karczewski

Ted Smith Art: Andrea Kutemeier

Bob Rees /Alumni Wrestling Scholarship: Daylon Shurg

Paul and Mary Catherine Georgas Scholarship: Katie Pawlowski

Jeanann (Georgas) Freier presenting Katie Pawlowski the Paul and Mary Catherine Georgas Scholarship


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 – Retired Teacher *
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 Stanley – 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 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-RT *
* – 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.