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INVOLVED IN SCHOOL
Physical education teachers are known to be
"tough", but no student would be made to walk
the plank to our pool as Miss Nealon does Mrs.
Michaels on Costume Day at J.F.K.
Mrs. Brassard, our new Housemaster of Red
House, proudly participated in the National
Junior Honor Society induction ceremony,
and after it relaxes with Miss Lauria at the
reception which followed.
4* Staff Members
G. Cove M. Cressotti R. Cressotti C. Cutler M. D'Amario N. Desroches
M. Dynia D. Emery
J. Fisher M. Flynn
B. Grinuk B. Hargraves M. Hamois E. Hayes P. Hibsher
A PART OF THE SPIRIT
Doctor Kennedy, one of our guidance counse¬
lors, resorts to a clown face and even a bell on
her belt to cheer up her students and get their
attention - on Costume Day at J.F. K. Middle
Mr. Ohlin, Housemaster of Blue House, is
cheerfully doing just one of the jobs which
earned him recognition as the state of
Connecticut's Middle Level Assistant Princi¬
pal of the Year
F. Krautcuk N. Larson C. Lauria J. MacArthur P. McCauley R. Madore
D. Makarewicz S. Matfess E. Michaels P. Milam E. Nacewicz N. Nealon
6* Staff Members
G. Reynolds J. Reynolds B. Ryan-Spanswick J. Scordato
J. Sisitsky J. Siwinski M. Soja C. Sorel N. Stoll J. Targonski
W. Teed D. Temperelli J. Trevena T. Vezina E. Wadden B. Walsh
S. Wasileski M. Wesloski J. Wojciehowski F. Wood M. Clarke C. Harmon
Staff Members *7
TAKING A STAND:
Giving the appropri¬
ate response when
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8* Proud to Be
Officer Labreque who is in charge of "DARE",
and Mrs. Wesloski, a sixth grade teacher, turn
out to be excellent soda and popcorn purvey¬
ors at the first dance of the year sponsored by
the Student Council.
At the Halloween Dance, the first of the year
sponsored by the Student Council, students
join ghosts and goblins as they vibrate to the
sounds of the terrific DJ.
Bryelle Albert Steven Albetski Brianne Allen
Desiree Ashton Joshua Asselin
William Baltronis Timothy Bannock Eduardo Baskerville Katie Beauchemin Kelly Bednarski
Brandon Blais Michelle Boisseau Jen Boissonneault Michelle Boisvere Alissa Bologna Derek Boudreault
Jennifer Brodtman Danielle Bulgier Megan Bulgier Michelle Burrows John Burwood Amie Bushway
Adam Calcasola Sarah Cannella Aaron Carter Justin Chicano Kirk Cihkey
Joseph Colangelo Cristine Commo Felicia Conderino Renald Courtois Chris Craaybeek Kerri Crawford
Tom Cunningham Tiffany D'Amato Roland Daigle
Sixth Grade* 11
READERS ARE LEADERS
Doctor Richard Celio, a member of the Enfield
High School Social Studies Department, re¬
lates a story to a sixth grade class during
American Eduction Week. Dr. Celio has trav¬
eled in Japan and clothed himself well to
relate his Japanese folktale.
Mrs. Stevens, the sixth grade Reading Special¬
ist, invited Mrs. Wadden, chairperson of the
Reading Department, to settle into her rock¬
ing chair and relate another story to Mrs.
Cressotti's sixth grade class.
Donna Duffy Matthew Dufresne Rebecca Durfee
Jeffery Ekenbarger Jessica Erickson
Shannon Esslinger Michael Falk Annette Fay Rebecca Ferrante Michael Ferreira Reina Fijalkowski
Kevin Fisher Mary Fontana Chris Fredericks Loren Gaines Chris Gawryszczuk Michael Gokey
Sherri Gordon Ethan Gouldbourne Andrew Grabon Megan Greenleaf David Griffin Lawrence Griggs
Nicholas Hardv Michael Herrick Jennifer Herzig Emily Hinckley
Sixth Grade* 13
The Hurdy-Gurdy Man enthralls all the sixth
graders as he plays the hurdy-gurdy, a stringed
instrument similar to a lute. Many parts of his
costume also contributed to the festive musi¬
Tales of knights and dragons, kings and fair
maidens, are spun by the hurdy-gurdy man
as he narrates legends and intertwines them
with music of the era.
Kenneth Kerr Sonya Kerr
14 • Sixth Grade
John Kupiec Sheri Lacasse Jessica Lafountain Kristin Landry David Laplante Kimberly Laquerre
Christopher Lavalla Ryan Lawless
Sue Ann Mankus
lustina Mannaccio Christopher Martin Daniel Mather Millard Matthews Janet McHale
Eric Mercure Jessica Meriam Melissa Michaud Stephen Mills Danielle Monsonis Angela Moore
Sixth Grade* 15
On Student Council sponsored Costume Day
"Hub Time" was instituted so that both mice
and mummies, pirates and Robin Hoods could
parade around the school and show off their
creations before homeroom.
Clothed in black and white from head to toe,
a court jester, - or is it a very pretty clown, - or
maybe a two-legged zebra, returns an over¬
due book to the Library.
Shayne Moran Ryan Moszynski Mellissa Muldoon Heather Mundle Paris Muska Daniel Newman
Katie Newman Dominick Nieroda Stephen Nieroda
Rotha Nong Bradford Normand Derek O'Dell
Justin Oliver Caitlyn Olko Sean Overbeeke Jennifer Pare Amy Pastormerlo Brian Peirce
Stacy Provencher Hilary Quail Karen Raber Michael Racine Amber Rausch James Reardon
Bianca Rehmer Michelle Remick
Kevin Rogerson Erin Rosner
Scott Riker Neil Roberts Tracy Robinson MatthewRodriguez
Gregory Roush Nicole Roy
Eman Saleh Kathlene Salus
Sixth Grade* 17
Books at the Great American Book Fair, held
in the Library, were in great demand; but
posters of "hot" cars, dancing teddy bears, and
innocent kittens and puppies were also popu¬
The 1992 Great American Book Fair was held
again this year during American Education
Week. Students in grades six, seven, and
eight take the time to browse among the many
Charles Santanella Elizabeth Santanella Kelley Santanelk
Erica Schermerhorn Christopher Schumann
Tara Simlick Aimee Smith
Chalam Smith Kevin Soucy Daniel Steben David Stefaniak
Kimberly Sullivan Thomas Szewczyk Brian Tallarita
Sixth Grade* 19
IN GREAT SHAPE
Miss Nealon, gym teacher and health instruc¬
tor, surrounded by potential Presidential Fit¬
ness Award winners, encourages stretching
to "limber-up" before rigorous physical activ¬
ity begins in gym class.
The Universal Gym equipment provides op¬
portunities for working to develop major
muscle groups as well as doing sit ups and
pull ups during gym class.
Eric Waitkus Luke Walsh Beau Warrek Michael Wetherell Aaron White Kristin White
William Wightman Cerise Wilson Adam Wollenberg Jeremy Wood Patricia Woodson Susan Woodson
20* Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade *21
The October project of the Craft Club requires
the careful supervision of Mrs. Matfess as
students wrap the bright orange ribbon
around the handle of the decorative brooms
they have created.
Hot glue guns, scissors, expert fingers, and
lots of patience, make each month's Craft
Club project a winner. Here Mrs. Dembek
adds the necessary expertise
Julie Almeida Ahmed Almukhtar Tara Andersen
Linda Auclair Joshua Bailey Kimberly Bailey Eric Baldger
Nicole Bechard Candace Bedard Nichole Belanger
Jason Blanchard Jennifer Blotniski Sarah Boiler Brandon Bonin Sarah Botelho Michael Boucher
Danielle Bramley Robert Brayall
Eric Bristol Thomas Brown
Mr. Robinson, the White Housemaster, do¬
nates his truck and a strong back to deliver
food items collected in the Student Council
sponsored food drive to the Enfield Food
Mr. Jonaitis organized the Thanksgiving food
drive and helped his students to count and
put in cartons the thousands of canned and
packaged food items collected in the sixth,
seventh, and eighth grade classes.
Brielle Browne Joel Budd Jesse Bulgier Douglas Bull Brian Burgess Jacob Burgess
Michael Burney Richard Burrington
24 • Seventh Grade
Michael Castellano Stephanie Castle Lindsay Catania Michael Centore Brian Chaisson Aaron Chambers
Rebekah Chase Lee Chenette Richard Cheshul ( hristopher Chiapponi Heather Cilley Jason Clark
Matthew Clement Michael Coile Kevin Colgan Sean Colgan Danna Colletti John Collins
Kara Collins Anthony Conderino Jennifer Condon Christen Conley Corinne Connelly John Conner
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
The first dance of the year sponsored by the
Student Council is a time for sixth, seventh,
and eighth graders to meet old friends from
other houses and grades, and perhaps to
make new acquaintances.
Dancing and enjoying the refreshments are
only part of what goes on at the Halloween
Dance. Number one on the agenda is to enjoy
Kristy Connor Eric Cormier
Nathan Costello Melanie Cram Joseph Crawford Melinda Cross
Kristen Csekovsky Tina Czako
Jaime D'Agostino John D'Angelo Walter Dalenta
hristopher Debidart Michael Debidart Robert Decarlo Michael Delaney Mark Demski Alexander Depratti
klexandra Desrosiers Richard Desrosiers Renee Detura Katrina Devito Rachael Dewey Brandon Deyette
Stephanie Drumm Phillip Drummond Patrick Duggan Stephanie Dunbar Matthew Dunne Meaghan Durfee
THINKING OF OTHERS
The Adaptive Learning Class is very busy at
Thanksgiving season. Here they are working
on building papier mache turkey heads, which
attached to a pineapple look remarkably like
a real turkey.
For Thanksgiving Adaptive Learning students
also put together special Thanksgiving bas¬
kets which were raffled to the staff at J.F.K.
and raised over fifty dollars for the Enfield
Allen Elsayed Justin Farmer
Jared Fisher Bobby Fitzgerald Katherine Fitzgerald Matthew Right Jason Rint Joshua Foisey
Andrea Fontaine Charles Fontanez Nicolette Fontes Benjamin Fournier Michael Fushey Bernadette Gagne
Benjamin Gillette Heather Gionfriddo Jade Glidden
Michael Glogowski Christopher Glover John Gokey
Svlwia Gomolka Christie Goodbout Jason Graves
Sarah Grimshaw William Guzie
In November, as part of American Education
Week, the Reading Department organized a
"Readers Are Leaders" presentation. Here
Mr. Ohlin, housemaster of Blue House, shares
a story with Mrs. Scully's class.
The Reading Department also Sponsored a
poster contest connected with the books sold
at their Great American Book Fair. Here Benji
Scott displays his first-prize winning poster
of The Acorn People
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Douglas Hache Stephen Hackett Stacy Handley Stacy Hardy Graig Hargraves Barbara Harris
Jennifer Harris Sean Hartnett
Jonathan Hill Daniel Holben Mindy Hoskins Adam Howarth Gary Howie Nicholas Hunter
Paul Januszewski Scott Jean Ty Jenks Kristopher Johnson Patricia Johnson Robert Johnson
Sara Johnson Christopher June Fredrick Jurgensen Alison Karcz Katelyn Kazukynas Jason Kennan
Mrs. Coombs, one of our two nurses at John F.
Kennedy, uses thermometers and her expert
"touch" to guage whether or not these stu¬
dents have a fever.
A bloody nose is no match for the skill and
expertise of Mrs Vezina and the facilities of
the nurse's suite at J.F.K.
Jacob Kennedy Jennifer Kertenis Amanda Ketchale Bouakhay Khen Jason Kilty Melanie Kiner
Jim King Derrick Klezos Scott Klunk Nicole Kohler Bryon Kozaczka Reid Kozlak
32* Seventh Grade
Ryan Krane Shannon Krause Jennifer Laclare Ellen Ladd Chad Landry Robert Lash
Jennifer LaVoie Jennifer LaVoie Jeremy Lawson
Karen Lechowicz Jessica Lee Kimberly Lemay
Carrie-Ann Liquore Sara Little
Jennifer Lombardo Kristina Louth Andrew Lowe
Catherine Lupi Nathan Lyver Richard Mack Jeremy Madsen Eric Mak Timothy Malloy
WORKING AFTER SCHOOL
In putting together the yearbook students
must carefully match names with pictures
and positions on the page. Here the staff
numbers each picture after identifying it.
Students wait for a laser print out of their page
as they compile the "Student Section" of the
yearbook. The printer and the computer have
become useful tools in the creation of the
Matthew Mangino Debra Markowski
Leonard Mason Maya Matthews
34* Seventh Grade
Virabolt May Jessica McCarthy John McCarthy Megan McCorkill
Kerry McGrath Ryan McKeen Justin Meriam Adrienne Merrick Cindy Merrill Kerri Messemer
Jessica Mokritski April Molina Mary Morgan Sarah Muldoon Christopher Munro Matthew Murray
Darrell Nieroda John Nolan Sophie Nuccio Shenandoah O'Connell John O'Leary Joanna Olden
ALL "DECKED OUT"
The first and very successful Spirit Day of the
year is Costume Day, sponsored by the Stu¬
dent Council. Here the winners in various
categories are gathered to have their pictures
taken and to be awarded their prizes.
Although they don't look too menacing here,
these two "creatures" are winners in the Scari¬
est category. Even the meanest person smiles
when they win a prize.
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Amy Pacholski Paul Padegenis
36* Seventh Grade
Daniel Perrier Josh Perrotta
Jennifer Pheasant Kimberly Phelps
Gregory Person Jennifer Peters Robert Petrone Jessica Phalin
Paul Phelps Carla Piccoli Raymond Pinney Jay Pinto
Theodore Polinski Christina Poloski Gregory Portnova Erica Poulin Meghan Powell Nicholas Prayzner
Rvan Preble Alison Preston
The Parent Advisory Council organized a
massive school-wide campaign to sell sports
team towels and mugs. Sorting and packag¬
ing the items was the responsibility of par¬
ents, with a little help from students.
The Library is much more than ankle-deep
with bags of towels and commuter mugs
strewn among the book shelves and maga¬
zine racks during the PAC fund raiser.
Kristen Ragno Ravi Rammarain Amanda Ramsdell Erin Raymond Todd Reale
Douglas Rider Alicia Rinaldi Anthony Rinaldi Kurt Rinaldi Thomas Ringwalt
Adam Rowe Steven Ruggieri Brooke Rumore Katy Russell
Richard Sabonis Kevin Sampl
Angela Santanella Danielle Samo Jason Scavotto
Desiere Sevarino Daniel Sever Robert Shaw Patrick Siana Christopher Silva Adam Silver
Katie Simlick Melissa Skot Valerie Sloane Peter Smario Sarah Smith Mark Smolenski
Mr. Neville, Principal of J.F.K., presents a Mr. Sisitsky speaks to the assembly about the
"POPS" certificate to one of thirty-four stu- "Responsibility of the Month", the need to use
dents chosen from throughout the school who appropriate language. He stresses the
demonstrate a positive attitude toward staff thoughtful choice of words when speaking to
and peers. or about others.
Dorie Spitler Christina Sprague Alexander Squiers Edward Squires Eva Staszczak Jennifer Stears
Bonnie Steele Christopher Steele Joseph Steirer Jason Stelmat Norman Stender Jamie Stocker
’hannon Swiatkiewicz Kathleen Sylvester Michelle Szydelko Christopher Tagariello Jared Talarski
LoriTatro Jennifer Tavernier Michael Taylor Laura Teed Kimberly Temple Amanda Tetreault
Man Tetro Melissa Tetro Sabrina Therian Theodore Thibeau Jeffrey Thomas Bruce Thompson
HELPING THE HUNGRY
Student Council Representatives, Alternates,
Mr. Jonaitis, and other staff members and
students load food items into the Enfield Food
Shelf van for distribution in Enfield.
Not only were the hungry of Enfield helped
by J.F.K.'s food drive but careful counting of
the food items make Mrs. Stoll’s team the
winners of an ice cream sundae party.
Sean Unger Thomas Vaghini
42* Seventh Grade
Valerie Wiers Wade Wilby Brian Williams Erika Wilson Heidi Wilson Amy Winchester
Nicholas Withee Donald Withington Jonathan Wojcik Christina Wojnar Chassity Wood Paul Worthen
Shanna York Richard Zajaczkowski Michael Zielinski Lisa Zytkiewicz
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44* Proud to Be . . .
Students from throughout the state partici¬
pate in the Parade of Athletes at the Unified
Sports Day sponsored by JFK. Our athletes,
from both regular and adaptive learning
classes, lead the procession.
Our teams are medal winners and the form
displayed by Robbie shows why JFK volley¬
ball players did so well at the Unified Sports
William Abbe Kirsten Abell Lorrin Adams
Peter Agey Eric Albano Chad Allegro
Keith Almeida Paul Almeida Devon Aloisa Aaron Altenhein Jarrod Anderson Maureen Anderson
46* Eighth Grade
Carl Bancroft Catherine Bania Seth Barmak Jared Barry
Kimberly Beach Benjamin Beaudry Shawn Beaudry Scott Beaulieu
Melissa Bennici Abbie Bennis Nicole Bergeron
Michelle Bern' Jennifer Blacksher Jason Bleau
Robert Bartlett Erin Bates
Ryan Belden Gregory Bemis
Carissa Bemache Michele Bernier
Vincent Borrello Vincent Bottone
NATIONAL JR. HONOR
At the reception following the National Jun¬
ior Honor Society induction ceremony, Mel¬
issa Buffone, Jim Woodson, Kim Miczak, and
Mr. Jones enjoy the refreshments and dis¬
cussing the highlights of the night.
Mrs. Siwinski, a member of the National Jun¬
ior Honor Society Faculty Council, acts as a
hostess at the reception held in the Library
following the induction ceremony.
Brett Bourbeau Katie Brackoneski Christina Brainard Melissa Brainard Elizabeth Braun Joseph Brunelle
Joseph Bryan Melissa Buffone David Cain Amy Camp Jason Carlander Ben Carlton
Shawn Castonguay Fred Caswell Edward Caye Renee Centore Sarah Centore
Michael Chant Justin Chasse Kevin Chrzan Mark Churchill Thomas Clark
David Coleman Melanie Collins Veronica Concepcion Robin Conley Renee Coro
Daniel Crawford Melissa Crocker John Crosson Ryan Cullinan Thomas Culp
Eighth Grade # 49
Costume Day, sponsored by the Student Coun
cil, provides the opportunity for sixth, sev¬
enth, and eighth graders to parade around
the hub of the school before homeroom
The winning categories on Costume Day in¬
clude scariest, prettiest, and funniest. The
jester keeps everyone laughing, although he
looks pretty serious posing for a picture.
50* Eighth Grade
January Dunbar Lisa Dysert Donald Ehrgood Jennifer Elliott Mark Emonds Melusia Eng
Timothy Fahey Trisha Fairley Amy Farley Jason Faust
Members of the "Student" section of the Year¬
book carefully decide which pictures fit on
which pages - and in what order these pic¬
tures should go.
Each picture is carefully measured and re¬
duced in size to fit on a particular page by
Angela Santanella, a member of the "Student"
section of the Yearbook.
Matthew Fontaine Thomas Fouquette Kristen Fredericks Kylene Fredrick Danielle Froment David Fultz
52* Eighth Grade
Donna Furlani Amy Galarneau Andrew Gallacher Jason Gazsi Todd Gebo Angela Gelineau
Christina Genco Shaun Gilbert Darren Gleason Andrew Gnatek Margaret Goekler Denise Golden
Lillian Gonzalez Jonathan Goodwin Kristin Goss Lynn Govoni Victoria Grabon Gina Graham
Nicholas Grandon Stephanie Grassette Kimberly Greene Michael Gregory Brian Grivois Amy Guffert
William Gummoe Elisa Hache Jennifer Haire Bozena Hanczaruk Brad Harrington Daniel Hartley
Mr. Ohlin, Housemaster of Blue House,
praises students who maintained perfect at¬
tendance for the first quarter and awards
Because the "POPS" Assembly is a celebration
of perfect attendance and a positive attitude
toward staff and friends, Mr. Power leads the
sixth grade. Cadet, and Patriot bands in a
54 • Eighth Grade
Cathleen Higgins Timothy Higgins
Rene Hirth Daniel Holmes Jason Hood Stephanie Houde Sara Howell Karen Hurley
Kevin Huss Betsy Ingraham Shawna Jacobs William Jenkins Dawn Joggerst Danielle Johns
Jeremiah Jonaitis Christopher Jones Jeffrey Jones Tracey Jones Chad Kaplan
?ffrev Kazukynas Erik Keenan Jaclyn Kelly Stephanie Kennard Mark Kittredge Roxanne Klezos
Andrew Krusinski Corev Kwiecienski
CHOOSING GREAT BOOKS
Kyle Johnson and Mike Racine spend some
time at the Great American Book Fair paging
through some special books they may buy.
Sam Young is one of the second prize winners
in the poster contest sponsored by the Read¬
ing Department during the Great American
Jessica Lavallee Thomas Leander Michael Lemieux Meghan Leonard
56* Eighth Grade
Ryan Lessard Christopher Levesqut
Joanne Libby Zachary Lindsay Jose Lopez Peter Losa Rebecca Losa Justin Lott
Edward Love Michael Love Lisa Lynch Sonja Lyons James Lyver Agnieszka Machaj
Serena Mack Amanda Madden Stanley Malecki Brooke Malley Melissa Mann Joshua Marchand
Timothy Martin Jeremv Mason Ronald Matthews
Prize winners among Mrs. Scully's class mem¬
bers arrange their projects for display in the
Library. The first step in the creative process
is to investigate and then invent a creature
with monstrous qualities.
Mrs. Scully helps her students arrange on the
card catalog in the Library the written de¬
scriptions of their monsters and the clay
models they constructed.
Shannon McLaughlin Stephen Menard
58* Eighth Grade
<imberly Miczak Christopher Miller Joshua Milotte
Peter Monstello Melissa Montano
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Jennifer Nadeau John Nelson Christina Ngov Carrie Nickerson Nicole Nieroda Julie Noto
Students in Mrs. Wesloski’s class use the
library's computers to play the educational
game "Oregon Trail", making their way across
the western plains.
Using the Library's Apples, a student can play
"Wheel of Fortune", "Jeopardy” or in this case
"Family Feud" and match wits against the
60 • Eighth Grade
Anthony Parlapiano Andrew Peacock
Laura Plasse Julie Porcello Marcelle Pozzi Gary Price Paul Prior Matthew Pych
Jason Ransom Emily Rashaw Scott Regan Christopher Reilly
Ann Marie Reveruzzi Pamela Reyome
Susan Saint James gestures to all the assembled
athletes and coaches from around the state of Mrs Michaels proudly lights the torch which
Connecticut, congratulating them on their signals the opening of the Unified Sports
participation in the Unified Sports Day. Games, hosted by John F. Kennedy Middle
School under the direction of Miss Nealon.
Paul Russell Jamiel Saleh Stacie Salva Michael Salvas Jose Sanchez Kristy Saucier
I Nicole Savage LisaScavotto Jarett Schadlich Janel Schaeffer Jacob Scherban Benjamin Scott
I Albert Segarra Carol-Ann Semanie Anthony Sevarino Adam Sharp Alicia Shelton Lauren Shepard
Jason Shevock Mary Shevock Brian Shirtcliff Kristen Shortman Gregory Sibella Christie Silva
Eighth Grade *63
During the evening induction ceremony held
in the Auditorium, twenty-nine eighth grad¬
ers take the membership pledge in the Na¬
tional Junior Honor Society.
After the induction ceremony Kim Miczak
and Melissa Buffone enjoy some refresh¬
ments and a sense of relief at the reception in
Laura Stagon Matthew Stanley Anna Starring Meredith Starski
Kevin Steward Ricky Stone Debra Stroiney Linda Stuart Matthew Sullivan Robert Sydoriak
atthew Sylvester Mark Szczesiul Allison Szewczyk Jennifer Szlosek Sarah Tallarita Tamika Tamashaitis
Daniel Thibodeau Troy Thoms Michael Tomalonis Rebecca Traskos Nicole Trudeau Brendan Twitchell
Eighth Grade *65
DANCING AND PARTYING
The second dance of the year, a holiday dance. Some people dance, some gobble the refresh-
is postponed a week because of snow and ice. ments, and others enjoy getting together with
The decorations and students' enthusiasm friends at each dance of the year sponsored by
survived the delay. the Student Council.
Dorinda Tyskewicz Ryan Usher
Vue Vang Katherine Vayda Teri Vibber
Huyen Vinh Jennifer Wadsworth Michael Walsh Jacqueline Wanczyk- Gray Wanzer
66* Eighth Grade
Robin Wiggins Melissa Wightman
Christina Wilder Stacy Wilhelm Charlsie Williams
Robert Wood James Woodson Nou Xiong Nua Xiong Kimberlee Yanosy Amy Zarum
Eighth Grade # 67
Edward Zytkiewicz Tara Zukowski Jessica Zukowski Leigh Zlotkowski
68* Eighth Grade
Chrissy & Mike Genco, Joanne Libby, Jeremy Madsen, Anna Marie DeVito, Rebecca Dodd, Sarah Steverman, Dori Spitler, Chassity Wood, Elizabe
Santanella, Karen Hurley, Kylene Fredrick, Adam Dodd, Jennie Quail, Kristen Fredericks, Heather Benner, Hilary Quail, Eva Pelletier, Kimberly
Sullivan, Leah Duggan, Merdith Starski, Shannon McLaughlin, Kinita McKinney, Christina Ngov, Melissa Bennici, Megan Duffy, Danny Mazzone,
Linda Stuart, Katie Martin,Melusia Eng, Maya Matthews, James Lyver, Brooke Malley, Kim Beach, Renee Coro, and Sarah Tallarita
70 • Baby Pictures
r Sisitsky, Kim Yanosy, Ami Rock, Krissy Shortman, Danielle Samo, Devon Aloisa, Janel Shaeffer, Desiere Sevarino, Shana Teed, Cheryl
person, Jennifer Stuart, Lisa Scavotto, Sue Ann Mankus, Jessica Landers, Pang Xiong, Heather Hickson, Robert Wood, Greg Sabella, Angela and
k>tt Gelmeau, Gray Wanzer, Heather Morin, AnnMarie Reveruzzi, Jessica Pelligrino, Jeremy Bailey, Jennifer Wadsworth, Chris Miller, Kevin
|mp| and Laura Teed, Jennifer Peters, Jennifer Blacksher, Emily Hinckley, Carla Piccoli, and Amanda Douville.
Tamika Tamishitia, Chad Allegro, Sara Wells, Beth Sorel, Katelyn Kazukynas, Ben McCorkill, Mike deBidart, Renee Centore, Jenny Harris, Jennifer
Pheasant, Amanda Madden, Teri Vibber, Katrina DeVito, Shannon Krause, Kristen Winkle, Beau Warreh, Mindy Hoskins, Robin Wiggins, Eva
Staszczak, Megan McCorkill, Laura Teed, Stphanie Houde, Ernie and Erin Quinlan, Ryan Lessard, Renee Coro, Kimberly Lemay, Paul Almeda,
Meghan Leonard, Danielle Sarno, Lorie Desjean,Wendy Lee Smith, and Allyson Rodricks
72* Baby Pictures
The 1992 - 93 J. F. K. Cheerleading Squad,
coached by Mrs. Malley
Maria Mennella, Leah Duggan, and Kate
Kazukynas lead the cheers during a soccer
game in the fall.
With a helping hand from James Lyver and
Chris Miller of the Boys' Basketball Team, the
cheerleaders perform one of their stunts at
the Pep Rally.
74 • Sports
1992 Field Hockey Team, coached by Mr.
Emery (8-2-1 record)
Pang Xiong and Jen Quail wait patiently with
two opponents from Powder Mill for the ref¬
eree to blow her whistle to begin play.
Coach Emery gives an encouraging talk to
Devon Chaffee as she heads back to the field
after halftime while Erin Quinlan looks on.
Carissa Bemache Lisa Scavotto E. Quinlan and S. Silva Lang Xiong
1992 Boys' Soccer Team, coached by Mr.
Clarkin (8-3-1 record)
During halftime. Coach Clarkin plots a few
adjustments to be used by the team in the
Justin Calcusola watches the action on the
field intently as he waits for the word from
Coach Clarkin to go into the game.
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The Girls' Soccer Team, coached by Mrs.
Holmes (8 - 2 record)
The team spirit of the Girls’ Soccer Team is
apparent as Sara Tallarita and Jen Cyr cheer
at a postgame celebration.
While Andrea Fontaine looks on, Marcy Pozzi
gets a lift from Teri Vibber as they help take
down the nets after another team victory.
Kim Miczak Ten Vibber
Sports* / 7
The 1993 Boys' Basketball Team, coached by
Chris Miller prepares to drive past an oppo¬
nent on his way to scoring a basket.
J. R. Crosson brings the ball up court during
the doubleheader played against Timothy
Edwards Middle School.
The 1993 J. F. K. Girls' Basketball Team,
coached by Miss Lauria
Katie Simlick, Desiere Sevarino, Stacey Babij,
and Bridgid Tyler set up a formidable defense
against one of the team's 8 opponents.
Guard Stacy Wilhelm goes up for a fast-break
lay-up during a late season game against
Timothy Edwards Middle School.
Chrissv Setaro Stacy Wilhelm Melissa Durfee Becky Traskos
Sports • 79
Basketball , Street Hockey & Volleyball Contested
The championship team of theboys'
basketball division pose with Mr.
LaBreck, one of the faculty advi¬
sors for the Intramural Program at
Sixth grade Intramural Basketball
The action is fast and exciting during the championship game in the boys'
division of the basketball intramural league.
Seventh grade Intramural Basket
Eighth grade Intramural Basketball participants
Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Intramural Hockey participants
80 • Sports
LEADING THE WAY
Student Council & NJHS Set the Tone for the Year
Not even a fire drill could dampen
the fun of Costume Day, one of the
many Student Council - sponsored
Friends try out the new Food Area
set up at each of the Student Coun¬
cil dances this year.
The Magnificient Seven set the tone
for what's happening at JFK. They
organize spirit days & dances while
planning promotions for the Food
Shelf, Valentine’s Day, and end-of-
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EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
As veterans of life at JFK, these representatives are asked to take on a
leadership role in setting the mood for the school. Their experience
provides insight into what should be done next to make JFK "the place to
SEVENTH GRADE STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
From this group of representatives, a sense of purpose evolves. Throug
their communication with their homerooms, the concerns of their clas
mates are noted and passed along to the Student Council officers.
82 • Activities
The officers of the JFK's Evian
Simcovitz chapter of the National
Jr. Honor Society are Kim Mic/ak,
Vice President, Nicole Estvamk,
President, and Sarah Steverman,
Blue House Vice President Kinita
McKinney prepares for another
meeting to set up a variety of ac¬
tivities for the students and staff at
I XT! 1 GRADE STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
^presenting their classmates, this group organizes their fellow students
> provide the manpower necessary to make the planned activities a
jccess They represent the energy behind the scenes that keeps JFK
NATIONAL JR. HONOR SOCIETY
Members are chosen both for their academic abilities and their service to
school and community, their leadership qualities, their citizenship, and
their good character traits. The chapter works in the school with Adaptive
Learning students and those in need of tutoring, at the elementary
schools, in local nursing homes, and to organize the ManonGavlorSenior
Activities • 83
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY...
Students Find Fun In and Out of School
Christine Smith and Mrs. Cutler
discuss plans to hit the trails as part
of the Cross Country Ski Club.
Students did not have to travel far
to enjoy Mardi Gras. Two of the
elaborate, student-made masks are
modelled during hub time.
SIXTH GRADE SKI CLUB
Sixth graders are the newest mem¬
bers of the JFK Ski Club who
"whoosh" up to Mt. Tom for les¬
sons and skiing fun.
SEVENTH GRADE SKI CLUB
The seventh graders boast some novices and some experts as they hit the
slopes at Mt. Tom.
EIGHTH GRADE SKI CLUB
The largest group of skiers, the eighth graders enjoy lots of practice, fal
and downhill runs during the five Friday evenings of skiing.
84 • Activities
Mrs. Siwinski, Mrs. Trevena, and
Mrs. Larsen serve up the goodies
as students sample Spanish and
French foods during the Mardi Gras
Garth and Wayne at JFK? NOT! A
Mardi Gras king and queen pose
before the festivities begin.
Students have the opportunity to try their hands at various craft projects
throughout the year under the watchful eye and helping hands of Mrs.
One of the oldest and most popular clubs at J FK, the Fly-tving Club enters
its twentv-first year of operation. Students assemble a variety of flies for
use during fishing season. Mr. Hoza, Mr. Reynolds, and Mr. Nacewicz are
Activities • 85
THE HALLS ARE ALIVE ...
Students Show Their Musical Talents
SIXTH GRADE CHORUS
The sixth graders add another di¬
mension to the vocal program at
JFK as evidenced by their perfor¬
mances at assemblies and concerts.
Members of the Chorale get into
the holiday spirit during the Win¬
ter Concert held in the auditorium.
The cast and crew put on an ambi¬
tious and delightful production of
the musical, "Oliver!". Playing the
part of Oliver were Devon Chaffee
and Brad Normand.
KENNEDY SINGERS (SEMESTER 1)
This group of Kennedy Singers display their vocal talents finely honed in
class at school assemblies, the Carol Sing at the Town Hall, and the Winter
KENNEDY SINGERS (SEMESTER 1)
This group of Kennedy Singers display the vocal talents finely honed
class at school assemblies, the Carol Sing at the Town Hall, and the Wini
86 • Activities
Membersofthesixth grade Chorus
wait to perform their part in the
Winter Concert assemblies held in
Performers nervously await for
their chance to audition for a sing¬
ing part in the Drama Club's pro¬
duction of "Oliver!
kHWEDY SINGERS (SEMESTER 2)
kudents in the second semester Kennedy Singers display their vocal
epertoire at assemblies held in the late winter and spring months and at
iie Sprmg Concert held in the auditorium.
J. F. K. CHORALE
Those who arechosenfortheChoraleare second-year vocal students and
represent some of the best singers in the school. Their performances at
assemblies, the Spring Concert, and various musical festivals are always
Activities • 87
...WHILE THE BAND(S) PLAY ON !
Musicians Show "Patriot Pride" through Music
Mrs. Paluch tickles the ivories as
the musical accompanist for the
Drama Club's production of
This group plays the string instru¬
ments of the orchestra at school
assemblies and concerts through¬
out the year.
OHN F. KENNEDY MIDDLE SCH001
The school's largest band, the Cadet Band performs at concerts, assem¬
blies, and various musical festivals throughout the year.
The most advanced group of instrumentalists at J.F.K., the Patriot Band
performs at parades, concerts, assemblies, and various musical festivals
throughout the year.
88 • Activities
Mr. Power and the Jazz Band set
the mood for the Mardi Gras hub
parade held prior to homeroom.
, ■■ V
H ‘ v]
Melissa Mann trumpets her way
through Christmas songs as part of
the roving Holiday Band.
Made up of seventh and eighth graders, the Jazz Band rehearses Mondays
and Thursdays after school throughout the school year. This ensemble
specializes in music ranging from swing, Latin, rock, blues, and popular
SIXTH GRADE BAND
One of the newest additions toj. F. K.'s musical program, the Sixth Grade
Band provides students with an opportunity to polish their instrumental
talents in preparation for the Cadet and Patriot Bands.
Activities • 89
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Proud to Be ... the 1993 Yearbook Staff
Lisa DiBattista and Patty Woodson
crop and identify a group of pic¬
tures for the Student Section of the
Staff members select the action
shots to be used for the Field
Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Base¬
ball and Softball pages as well as
the Intramural page.
Section Editors Michael Centore
and Chris Schiralli lead a group of
students who organize teacher, sec¬
retary, custodian, and administra¬
This is the largest section in the Yearbook and the design and accuracy
of the section reflect the hard work of the staff members.
Section Editor Jess Pellegrino sifts through the many requests for items
and sentiments to be left for students and staff.
90 • Activities
I, Laura Lansbury, leave love to Mike Wetherell.
I, Linda Stuart, leave Mandi the thought that she's a great friend and I will miss her next year.
I, Melissa Brainard, leave all the funny times that we had in Exploring Music to Mark Churchill.
I, Brandy Carter, leave Lindsay C. all the good times and bad fights.
1, Megan Legere, leave all my jewelry to Michelle Burrows.
1, Andrea Craddy, leave the fair's memories to Anna Starring.
I, Chrissy Genco, leave the thought that we will always be best friends to Andrea Bass and Missy Collins.
I, Sarge, leave Jason Clark fond memories (and a picture) of his five push-ups at MGM.
I, Kim Yanosy, leave Mandy D. the thought that she will always be my best friend and the hope that she doesn't
run into any windows next year.
I, Amanda Madden, leave Kenny Castellano, the fact that I will always love him.
I, Jennifer Wadsworth, leave the thought to Christina Ngov that we'll always be best friends and that I’ll always
be there for you.
I, Jen Letourneau, leave my seven Math tests to Donna Letourneau.
I, Amy Lindsay, leave all my jewelry to Rita Sarno.
1, H. M., leave Meghan all the clothes you borrowed.
I, AAA, leave EEE and LLL all our great times (especially Mullen Road) and the fact we'll be friends forever.
1, Joanna Libby, leave a friendship that will last forever to Julie Noto.
We, the Earth Shuttle crew, leave Twinkie Man a full year's supply of his favorite breakfast treat.
1, Loren Gaines, leave Mr. Walsh to unsuspecting fifth graders.
I, Megan Duffy, leave a flexatone to Mr. Power.
1, Jenn Blacksher, leave Heather, Anna, Joanne, Kim, Sarah, and Jenn all our memories.
I, Betsy, leave the piano and our rubber band to Jess.
I, Chad Allegro, leave my love forever to Renee Coro.
I, Katie Brackoneski, leave to Kirsten Abell the thought of always being best friends.
1, Destiny, leave the memories of the "Tunnel of Death" to Eternity.
I, Susie, leave Zac to Lisa DiBattista.
I, Nancy Moore, leave my good friendship to Melissa Whightman and Lisa Dysert.
I, Renee Coro, leave all the fun nights at Pep's house to Ryan, Lenny, and Ryan.
1, Kinita McKinney, leave all my love and friendship forever and ever to Jared Barry.
1, Brad, leave my "Death of Superman" series to Tim Bannock.
I, Mandy, leave the thought to Kim Yanosy that we will be friends to the end.
I, Kim Lemay, leave all my love to Charles Fontanez.
I, Sean, leave my Bears' jacket to Kevin Souci.
We, M.D., L.S., And S.W., leave Lori T. the thought that she will always be our favorite little seventh grader.
1, Robin leave Shana , Steve Pierce, and Jeremiah Bagley all the silliness in the world.
I, Beth, leave all our stupid ideas to Melissa.
1, Jessica LaVallee, leave the thought to Chrissy G., Sonia K., Melissa C., Andrea B., and Steve P., hoping we ll be
1, Nicole Stearns, leave all my love to Jason Tetro.
1, Scoochie, leave Moochie with the thought that brown highwaters rule and I love her!
I, Snickers, leave Lester all the jokes we shared.
1, Jeannie Nunez, leave my goya beans to Tira Johnson, Paula Molina, Marsha Torres, Julie Pocello, and Eva.
I, Jill W., leave Linda S., Sarah T., and Jen O. all the peanut toast they can handle.
I, Taxi, leave Wanda and Leepa all of our adventures, ice cream sundaes, and the movie "Watcher in the Woods".
I, Meghan Leonard, leave our lunch room talk to Jason Gazsi.
1, Alexandra, leave my friendship to Jennifer Letourneau.
I, Sarah, leave Joanne and Julie knowing that 1 will miss you a lot and have a great time at Fermi.
I, Shannon, leave to Carrie and Elayne the thought that the Bills still rule the NFL.
I, Christina Ngov, leave all the good times we had together and the thought of always being best friends to
I, Vinny, leave the thought that I will always love her to Brandy Davis.
I, Melissa Bennici, leave our movie nights to Beth, Erin, Tamika, Sarah, Kenny, and Greg.
We, the eighth graders on the Girls' Soccer Team, leave the back seats of the bus to Lori Tetro.
I, Jeremy Bailey, leave my Town Car and Turtle Wax to Mr. Sullivan.
I, Bianca Rehmer, leave Victoria Yelle all my homework.
I, Michael Jordan, leave the thought that I am the greatest to Kevin Huss.
I, Jesse, leave Chad Allegro my Starla doll and the phrase, "I don't care!"
I, Paris Muska, leave Dave and Adam to Michelle Burrows.
I, AnnMarie Reveruzzi, leave Tamika Tamashaitis my eternal friendship.
I, Rebecca Dodd, leave all the great memories at JFK to all my close friends.
I, Jenny Elliott, leave the goofy Red House Teams to Becky Ferrante with all the laughs to go with it.
I, Lisa, leave my soccer ball to Susie Woodson.
I, Stacey Babij, leave all my love and friendship to Hope Marquez and Kevin Sampl.
I, Heather, leave Kinita many long phone conversations and the times we were interrupted.
I, Melissa Buffone, leave Leah Duggan the thought that we will always be sisters.
I, Mike, leave my Super Nintendo/Sega TV to Jeremy Wood.
I, Abbie "Bambi" Bennis, leave to Stephanie "Ogar" Kennard my smashing green tights.
I, John McCarthy, leave all Rob's pencil shavings to him.
I, Kirsten Abell, leave Katie Brackoneski the thought of Quassy, the beach, Look Park, and blowing bubbles.
I, Paul Phelps, leave my good looks to Stephen Thibodeau.
I, Stacy, leave Lisa and Chassity our friendship.
I, Bo Borrello, leave all of my great checks to Seth Barmak
I, January Dunbar, leave all my good and bad memories to Lisa Lynch.
I, Heather Hickson, leave Jenn Blacksher and Anna DeVito the words "We will always be down wit’ da sistas."
I, Jennie Quail, leave Dawn Joggerst my cleaning supplies so she can clean her room.
I, Leah Duggan, leave Elizabeth Marshaus the memories of gym class, the walk down Mullen Road, and big
We, Room 28B, leave our hard work to Mr. Walsh and a messy room to Mrs. Scully.
I, Rita Sarno, leave my kitten. Mittens, to Jen Herzig.
I, Angela G., leave all my friends a bottle of soda.
I, Meghan Leonard, leave my gold bracelet to Kinita McKinney.
I, Jill W., leave Melissa D., Bridgid T., and Desi S. with the thought that they will always "kookie" and I wish
them good luck with basketball next year.
I, Ronald McDonald, leave the Girls' Basketball Team my thanks for all of the Happy Meals they earned this
season (good luck finding the Baby Dinosaur!).
I, Nicole Stearns, leave my friendship forever to Christina Brainard.
I, Beth, leave a pickle to all my friends.
I, Sean, leave my little brother to Jeremy Hunt.
I, Kim Lemay, leave my friendship forever to Missy Messenger.
I, Brad, leave my "Frosty the Hit Man" pictures to Tom S.
I, Nancy Moore, leave my bad memories and rude remarks to Jesse and Joel Gemme.
I, HM, leave Ami lots of new French words. Good luck at Enfield High!!
I, Megan Legere, leave my mood ring to Amber Rausch.
I, Mandi, leave Lyndi the fact that she'll always be the best dance partner.
I, Andrea Craddy, leave the skunk hat to Mr. Power.
I, Melissa B., leave all my stickers to Chrissy Setaro.