Crown Point High School
Alumni Association

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 29, 2014
at the Crown Point Civic Center -
Clark & East Streets - Crown Point, Indiana
beginning  at 6:30 p. m.

Bulldog Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country Finish Second!!

The Crown Point Girl’s Cross Country team, led by regional winner Hannah Wylie, finished second in the regional
to qualify for the Semi-State as did the Boy’s Cross Country team, led by Ryan Kepshire’s second place finish.
Great job done by the players, coaches, parents and fans.


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.

Bulldogs End Regular Season With A Win!!

The CPHS Bulldog Football Team went to 8-1 on the season with a  38-21
regular season ending thrashing of the Michigan City Wolves.
Next up: Sectional Opener- October 24th at home with the Merrillville Pirates.

Boy’s Tennis Team Wins Regional!!

The CPHS Boy’s Tennis Team beat Munster 3-2 to win the Regional Crown
for the first time in 43 years! The Boy’s dropped their match to Culver Academies, 4-1, in the Semi-State at Culver. Great season: players, coaches and parents, and fans!!!


Girls Golf Team Finishes 11th at State.

The Bulldog Girls Golf Team came home with the Duneland Conference Championship Trophy and finished the season 11th at the state meet. Tiffany Curtis was named to the 20- member ALL-STATE SQUAD! Great job by the team, coach, parents and players!!!!!!

A great Big Thank You To The CPHS Class OF 1969!!!

A big Thank You goes out to the Crown Point High School Class of 1969 as they hosted their 45th Reunion and All Class Party. As invited guest we were able to secure memberships, sell raffle tickets, and spend time with this great group. Great Job Jim DePaoli and Committee. We hope to see other classes at their next reunion.


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).


Junior Aly Tetzloff – 100 Fly and Freshman Hannah Kurkuruga -
500 Free were Crowned Girl’s State Champions. Congratulations!!!





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


Was held at THE SUPERBOWL in Crown Point on Saturday,
March 29, 2014. Thank you for your support. The night was
a smashing success!.


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 2013 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

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.

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