Crown Point High School
Alumni Association

Next Meeting

There will be no meeting of the CPHS Alumni Association in December. Please have a Happy Holiday Season. Next Meeting on January 4, 2017at the Crown Point Civic Center, East & Clark Streets. 6:30 PM


Crown Point Alumni Salute Alumni Service Men and Women.

The Crown Point High School Alumni Association is proud to honor all of our alumni that have served, or are serving, in the USA Armed Forces. Thank you for your service and dedication.

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 and send it to:

Terry Lee

314 Jodi Lane

Valparaiso, Indiana  46385

We thank you in advance as we try to collect the names of all Crown Point High School Graduates.

Crown Point Lady Bulldog

Basketball Schedule

Nov. 9 at Hanover Central(3A)
W  48-  29
Nov. 12 Concord (4A) W   65-  41
Nov. 15 at Andrean (3A) W   40-  29
Nov. 19
(Neutral) Goshen W  31-  18

@ Northridge (4A) L   32- 49

Nov. 22 at East Chicago Central (4A) W  60-  52
Nov. 25 at LaPorte (4A)* L  29-  40
Nov. 29 Lowell (4A) W  55-  30
Dec. 2 Portage (4A)* W  48-  37
Dec. 3 Hobart (4A) W  41-  16
Dec. 9 at Valparaiso (4A)* 7:00 pm
Dec. 13 Highland (4A) 7:00 pm
Dec. 16 Lake Central (4A)* 7:00 pm
Dec. 27 Hanover Central Tournament
Jan. 3 at Hammond Morton (4A) 7:00 pm
Jan. 6 Michigan City (4A)* 7:00 pm
Jan. 11 at Munster {4A} 7:00 pm
Jan. 14 at Merrillville (4A)* 7:00 pm
Jan. 17 Kankakee Valley (4A) 7:00 pm
Jan. 21 at Chesterton (4A)* 7:00 pm
Jan. 26 Hammond Noll (2A) 7:00 pm

Dogs Fall to Penn

The Bulldogs fell to Penn 23-0  to end their season 6-6. Well on their way to becoming a force in the state once again. Congratulations to Coach Kevin Enright, his entire staff, parents, players and fans.

Bulldog Basketball Schedule



Nov. 23

at Bowman Academy (2A)

W 73- 69
Dec. 3

at Penn (4A)

W 57-51   OT
Dec. 6

East Chicago Central (4A)

7:00 pm
Dec. 10

Pike (4A)

6:30 pm
Dec. 16

at Munster {4A}

7:00 pm
Dec. 17

Warsaw (4A)

7:00 pm
Dec. 22

at Boone Grove (2A)

7:00 pm
Dec. 27

Noblesville Tournament

Dec. 31

at South Bend Washington (4A)

12:30 pm
Jan. 6

Michigan City {4A}*

7:00 pm
Jan. 13

at Merrillville (4A)*

7:00 pm
Jan. 14

Griffith (3A)

7:00 pm
Jan. 20

at Chesterton (4A)*

7:00 pm
Jan. 27

LaPorte (4A)*

7:00 pm
Jan. 28

at Warren Central (4A)

7:00 pm
Feb. 2

at Portage {4A}*

7:00 pm
Feb. 7

at Andrean (3A)

7:00 pm
Feb. 10

Valparaiso (4A)*

7:00 pm
Feb. 17

at Lake Central (4A)*

7:00 pm
Feb. 21

Hammond Morton (4A)

7:00 pm
Feb. 24

Lowell (4A)

7:00 pm

Girls Volleyball Team

State 4A Runner-up

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 remediate 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.

2016 Hall of Fame Members

We are proud to announce the 2016 Crown Point High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Former students – Andrew C. Dillon, Class of 1986; Dr. Joseph Kacmar, Class of 1968; Eston “Bud” Perry, Class of 1954; Keith Perry, Class of 1956; Barbara J. Toman, Class of 1979 and Michael Toman, Class of 1972. Former Teachers – Jerry Caravana, 1967-2007; Charlotte Johnsen, 1977-1994; David P. Schaeffer, 1957-1994; and Scott Vlink, 1979-2016. The six outstanding Bulldogs and the four outstanding Bulldog Teachers were entered into their respective CPHS Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Please watch our very own, Ron Thomas, 1959 Grad

Congratulations 2012 Grad Hannah Raspopovich

Senior Hannah Raspopovich (Crown Point, Ind.) was named the Mid-American Conference Senior Swimmer of the Year and First Team All Conference. Hannah helped lead the Akron Zips the their third consecutive Mid-American Conference Crown with her 1st place as part of the 200 yard relay; 2nd place in the 50 yard freestyle; 4th place in the 400 yard breaststroke; 2nd place in the 400 yard medley relay and 7th place in the 100 yard freestyle. A Great ending to 4 great ears of swimming at the college level.

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 1

0. 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 Hockbaum 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 Bashore- 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

* – 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.