Good times will roll again next month for Judy Heffernan Elmy and other members of Amsterdam High School’s Class of 1964. The group’s 50th anniversary celebration will begin Friday, Aug. 8.
Sharon Kravis and Tom Lachanski smile during an Amsterdam prom. Both graduated in 1964.
Class president Tom Pikul prepares for the prom with Pat Nadler, a member of the school’s Class of ’65.
Sandra Greens, Amsterdam High's Class of 1964, looks like she's ready for a sock hop, a pajama party or a night in.
Mike Hall, Amsterdam High School Class of 1964, hitches a ride on the team basketball bus during the 1963-64 season.
Lynn Kot and Michael Hall were voted the graduating class’s top comics.
Dorothy Domkowski and Leslie Smith were voted most creative by classmates. Right: Lynn Kot and Michael Hall were voted the graduating class’s top comics.
Fred Nelson and Sharon Kravis were “cutest couple” in the Class of 1964.
Judy Heffernan and Michael Scharfman wear shorts and sunglasses to act college cool in 1964. They were named the most collegiate students; the phone booth refers to the early ’60s college gag of jamming phone booths full of students.
Judy Heffernan's yearbook photo
"Every Halloween they had a huge party at night in Amsterdam," recalls Judy Heffernan Elmy. a drum majorette and member of Class of 1964. "The majorettes and bands always appeared."
This rugged ram mascot patch is from the 1963-64 school year.
Cafeteria time at Amsterdam High School meant bull sessions for seniors. From left are Steve Bengis, Rick Heller, Tim Kolodziej, Rod Kensell, Tim Burtman, Bob Opiela (standing), Tom Lachanski and Cliff Wassel. The Class of 1964 celebrates its 50th anniversary Aug. 8-10. (Photos courtesy Judy Heffernan Elmy)
Amsterdam High’s Tim Kolodziej (45) looks for position under the boards against Lew Alcindor of Manhattan’s Power Memorial on Dec. 27, 1963.
Tim Kolodziej attracts a crowd during Amsterdam's match against Power Memorial on Dec. 27, 1963. Kolodziej scored 22 in the Hilltoppers' loss to the nationally ranked Panthers.
Sharon Kravis and Joan Slavis Kolodziej share some beach time during the early 1960s. Sharon graduated from Amsterdam High in 1964; Joan followed in 1965.
David Nhare, Amsterdam Class of 1964, plays it cool on Rick Partyka’s father’s boat. Keeping cool with him are Peggy Burda, left, Johnstown High School Class of ’65, and Barbara Kulczycki Reed, Amsterdam Class of ’64.
Kathy Flesh and Tom Urbellis, members of Amsterdam's Classes of 1964 and 1963, respectively, get close and comfortable during Kathy's senior year.