Crown Point High School
Alumni Association

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
at the Crown Point Civic Center, Clark & East Street,  Crown Point, Indiana. Beginning  at 6:30 p. m.

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 1979; 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.

2015 Scholarship Forms Now Available

Attention Class of 2015. Crown Point Alumni Scholarship Applications are now available in the Guidance
Office. They are due back in on April 7, 2015. Good Luck to All.

Hall of Fame Banquet Set For April

You are cordially invited to
Crown Point High School Alumni Association’s
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

Hall of Justice
220 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Saturday, April 18, 2015

5:30 p.m. Cocktails (cash bar)
6:00 p.m. Dinner
$40.00 per person
$35.00 a person for lifetime members

We are proud to honor as our
“2015 Hall of Fame Inductees”
William F. Carroll, Class of 1969
James J. DePaoli, Class of 1969
Susan K. McConnell, Class of 1976
Shelli Hall VanDenburgh, Class of 1988

We are also proud to honor into our
“2015 Teacher Hall of Fame”
Deborah Taylor Cuffia,
Joseph C. Heuer,
Nancy Huber May, Thomas May,
and Malcolm “Mac” P. Ruby

RSVP by April 1, 2015
Make checks payable to: CPHS Alumni
PO Box 240 Crown Point, IN 46308
Call Terry Lee, President with any questions at 219-921-9579

Lady Bulldog Basketball 2014-15

Nov. 14 Hammond Noll {2A} L 42- 48
Nov. 18 at Andrean {3A} W 45- 36
Nov. 21 at Hanover Central {3A} W 61- 40
Nov. 25 at East Chicago Central {4A} W 51- 50
Nov. 28 at LaPorte {4A} L 44- 66
Dec. 5 Portage {4A}‡ W 46- 42
Dec. 12 at Valparaiso {4A} W 52- 40
Dec. 13 at Penn {4A} L 16- 64
Dec. 16 Highland {4A} W 62- 21
Dec. 19 Lake Central {4A} L 37- 54
Dec. 23 South Bend St. Joseph {3A} L 40- 61
Dec. 29 Pike {4A} L 26- 57
Dec. 30 Mooresville {4A} L 32- 51
Jan. 3 at Munster {4A} W 57- 28
Jan. 6 at Hammond Morton {4A} W 55- 41
Jan. 12 Michigan City {4A} L 50- 54
Jan. 17 at Merrillville {4A} L 39- 61
Jan. 20 Kankakee Valley {3A} W 43- 26
Jan. 23 at Chesterton {4A} W 49- 36
Jan. 31 Lowell {4A} 7:00 pm
Feb. 6 Hobart {4A} 7:00 pm

Boys Basketball 2014-15

Dec. 6 at Penn {4A} L 40- 65
Dec. 12 at Andrean {3A} W 74- 69
Dec. 13 Lafayette Jeff {4A} W 76- 52
Dec. 19 at Munster {4A} W 65- 57
Dec. 20 at South Central (Union Mills) {1A} W 65- 47
Dec. 29 Avon {4A} W 70- 65
Dec. 29 Guerin Catholic {3A} W 66- 59
Dec. 30 Noblesville {4A} L 60- 62
Jan. 3 at South Bend Washington {4A} L 53- 57
Jan. 6 Hammond Gavit {3A} W 77- 19
Jan. 16 at Merrillville {4A} L 59- 60
Jan. 17 South Bend Clay {4A} 2ot W 88- 84
Jan. 23 at Chesterton {4A} L 72- 60
Jan. 24 at Bowman Academy {3A} L 72- 81
Jan. 27 Michigan City {4A} W 75- 69
Jan. 30 LaPorte {4A} 7:00 pm
Jan. 31 at Boone Grove {2A} 7:00 pm
Feb. 6 at Portage {4A} 7:00 pm
Feb. 7 East Chicago Central {4A} 7:00 pm
Feb. 12 Valparaiso {4A} 7:00 pm
Feb. 17 Hammond Morton {4A} 7:00 pm
Feb. 20 at Lake Central {4A} 7:00 pm
Feb. 27 Lowell {4A} 7:00 pm


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 Monday.

Help Us, Help Them

The Crown Point High School Alumni Association is having a drive to insure that scholarships are available to Crown Point High School Graduates for years, and years to come. We are asking your help and donations. Please step forward and make a donation by purchasing a Cash Raffle Ticket from any CPHS Alumni Board Member, by calling 1-219-921-9579 or sending a check to: CPHS Alumni,P O Box 240,
Crown Point, Indiana 46308. Tickets are $10.00 and there will be six (6)prizes drawn. First Prize- $1,000.00; Second Prize – $500.00; Third Prize – $300.00; Fourth Prize – $100.00; Fifth & Sixth Prizes – $50.00 each. Thank you in advance.



Will be held at THE SUPERBOWL in Crown Point on Saturday, March 07, 2015.
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any CPHS Alumni Board Member,
or by calling (I-219-742-8150). Last year’s event was a smashing success.
Only Sixty (60) tickets are available. Don’t miss this year’s fun. 


A Great job was done by the Alumni Parade Committee as we ended in a 2nd Place tie for the “Best Decorated Vehicle”.

Thanks to all who helped make this year our best.

Crown Point Schools Among the Best in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report awards Crown Point High School a Silver Medal and ranks it in the top 4% in the nation and top 5% in the State of Indiana. Teamed up with American Institutes for Research based out of Washington D.C., U.S. News evaluated more than 31,200 public high schools looking at student demographics, overall student performance on state exams, and Advanced Placement
and International Baccalaureate tests to evaluate how well schools prepared students for college. The 2014 Best High Schools rankings helps parents identify standout schools in their state, as well as those that excel nationally. This comes after The Washington Post names Crown Point High School among the elite 7% in the nation: America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 for the second year in a row.
This report identifies schools that are working hardest to challenge students and prepare them for both college and the workforce.

Hall Of Fame Banquet

Thank you to everyone for making the

Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Banquet a great success.

A great night for the “Bulldog Nation”

(all CPHS Students and Teachers, past, present and future).

2014 Teacher Hall of Fame Inductees

Carl W. Carnahan 1942-1971
Richard “Dick” Gordon 1961-1995
Janelle Haack 1972-1997
Benjamin Owen 1955-1987
Lucille Pruitt 1962-1996
George Tachtiris 1973-2005

2014 Student Hall of Fame Inductees

Dawn Donaldson Caldart Class of 1984
Dr. Merit Erickson Lemke Class of 1984
Terry Pettit Class of 1964
Dan Plesac Class of 1980
Robert Rees Class of 1959
Gina Velasco Class of 1994


Portrait of a Graduate: Maggie Gelon and Shannon Rostin

Bulldog Underdog: Anna Marie Gianni

Ted Smith Art: Brooke Perrin

13 Years, Perfect Attendance: Lyndie Pierce


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 2014 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
*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
*Nancy May – Retired Teacher
*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
*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
*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
*Michelle Ferrell Sutton – Class of 1987

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:

  • CPHS Photographic Timeline (Foyer)
  • "Portrait of a Graduate" Hall of Fame (Foyer)
  • Teacher Hall of Fame (SGI Room)
  • Performing Arts Photographic History (Auditorium Foyer)
  • Alumni Pictorial Student Life History (Cafeteria)


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.