Doctor Who, the old television time lord himself, would have been impressed with Edwin Raynor, Jackie Kruk and other tech-minded teens in March 1984. The young people were part of Mont Pleasant High School’s technical program, which offered college-prep courses. Edwin and his friends were working on a computer-assisted architectural design project. Jackie and her team had constructed a three-phrase transformer system. Thirty years ago, the teens were preparing for a March 12 open house. The Doctor had his own technology, and may have used his “tardis” — the time-traveling ship disguised as a police telephone box — to reach public broadcaster WMHT on March 11, 1984. The station was running its annual membership drive, and a Who entourage made an appearance.
Members of Doctor Who Northeast help out WMHT general manager Donald E. Schein during the public broadcast TV station’s membership drive in March 1984. From left are John Close as “The Master,” Patty Young as an Argolin and Paul Phillippsen as the Tom Baker-inspired version of the Doctor. Schein makes friends with “K9,” the Doc’s electronic companion.
Teens in Mont Pleasant High School’s Electrical Technology Program show off their three-phase transformer system. From left are James Cirincione, instructor Bruno Caldaro, Tim Tsaik and Jackie Kruk.
Tech students at Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant High School, with computer and electronic gear, work on an architecture project in March 1984. From left are Edwin Raynor, Joseph Pacelli, instructor Edwin Hudson and Tracey Wilday.
Mont Pleasant High School’s Rhonda Pierce, left, gives her classmate Denise Russell a beautiful hairstyle at the BOCES vocational “skill Olympics” in late winter 1984.
Members of the Mohawk Valley Chorus prepare for late winter and early spring concerts. From left are Mary Lou Askew of Gloversville, Mary Lou Zajaceskowski of Amsterdam, Marion Walag of Perth, Elizabeth von Tesmar of Amsterdam, Audrey Hagadorn of Scotia and Roseann Sweeney of Johnstown.
Friends of the Shenendehowa Library show off auction items for the group’s fundraising event at Saratoga’s Canfield Casino on March 31. From left are Dale Gleason, Barbara Yates, Ginny Sheldon and Lesley Echols.
Junior Achievement teens show off their products at Mohawk Mall in Niskayuna. From left are Christine Gibney of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Lori Klopot and Carol Sapone of Scotia-Glenville, and Francine Amell of Linton.