Academy of Our Lady of Peace - Villa Montemar Yearbook (San Diego, CA)

 - Class of 1955

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Qui' qfaely of eace, A Queen of .Heaven anal garfn, reign afwayfn over uri, 5 your Auing cnifclren, -O! Qui' of peabe, WLM Wy, 1954-55, L5 recounfee! in flzebe longed of 5 4 VlLl.A MONTEMAR, '55 . x wf ' l' T.. W . l l l l l l 1 l l ,AM 1 1. 4.1.-lung' , V YZ VILLA MONTEMAR '55 jay Patricia Crowley, Editor-in-chief Gail Graham, Associate Editor Joanne Wantuch, Copy Charlene Borgercling, Photography Susanne Ryan, Business Paula Stuftler, Art Bonita Fleetwoocl, Art x V X ' r l ll We are two Academy girls Whose story gradually unfurls As you turn the pages of this hook, And stop to take another look At times and trials that we survive With ioy in nineteen fifty-five' TEM!-XR 5 5 VILLA MONTEMAR, '55 fefgi g0lfL 6LL0lfLt Our Spiritual Leaders. Our Teachers . . . Our Graduates . . . Our Underclassmen . . . .f4n0!...wAaf we claiming First Quarter ..... . Second Quarter . . . Third Quarter . . . . Fourth Quarter ....... 24550 6L60lfli Olll' gl"6Llfl'lIflfL6l,I" ,SQAOOK Seventh and Eighth Grades . . . Fifth and Sixth Grades . . . Third and Fourth Grades . . First and Second Grades . . Queen of the Apostles, whose mission is to bring Jesus to mankind, inspire and guide our spiritual leaders and our teach- ers, in union with you, to bring Christ to those who follow them. ,f'i'?-iii OUR HOLY FATHER Pope Pius XII upon the proclamation of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary addresses a prayer of his own composition to Our Lady: "With legitimate filial pride, we wish to exalt your Queen- ship and to recognize it as due to the Sovereign excellence of your entire being, O Most Sweet True Mother of Him Who is King by right, by inheritance, and by conquest." A few days prior to November 1, 1954, Our Holy Father gave to the world an encyclical, "Ad Coeli Reginam," in which he proclaimed the new Feast of the Queenship of Mary to be observed each year on May 31. . In keeping with the Pontiff's behest to all Christians to "turn their eyes to her whom they see vested with royal power," the VILLA MONTEMAR staff has chosen to honor their Queen and Mother by making her Queenship the theme of their yearbook. Borrowing from Our Holy Father's prayer, the yearbook staff presents the completed VILLA MONTEMAR, '55 to Our Lady on the first Feast of her Queenship, May 31, 1955, praying for themselves and for the students of Our Lady of Peace that She "Reign over our minds, that we may seek only what is true, over our wills that we may follow solely what is good, over our hearts that we may love nothing but what you yourself love." ur Mdfrola .gjfzeiolzercld Our iocede Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the holy priesthood, September 21, 1954, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy, D.D., Bishop of San Diego, offered a Solemn Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Joseph's Cathedral. Ordained in Rome, His Excellency served twenty-two years at the Cathedral in his native city, St. Joseph, Missouri, first as curate, then assistant, and finally as rector. His administrative ability did not go unnoticed for on October 1, 1936, the late Pope Pius Xl raised him to the episcopacy as the first Bishop of San Diego. Assuming the crozier of St. Didacus in 1937, he was told "the harvest is yours to sow and yours to reap . . . " Following this counsel, His Excellency has directed a convert apostolate which has spread to dioceses throughout the United States and has won praise from our present Pope Pius Xll. EACH YEAR, HIS Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop, honors Our Lady of Peace with several visits. Tradi- tionally, the Bishop formally opens the school year by offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Acad- emy chapel in honor of the Holy Spirit that He guide and direct the studies and activities of the year. Students look forward to His Ex- cellency's attendance at their Christ- mas and school plays. Words of en- couragement and counsel at Com- mencement Exercises send graduates forth with zeal and enthusiasm to share their gift of faith with those less fortunate. Photograph by Studio of the Cliffs 1 VSILBLLMNQ -.1 l l IN THE PROCESS of ratification by the faculty is the revised ASB Constitution. From left to right are Sister Margaret Leo, Sister Robertine, Sister Stephanie, Sister Aileen Francis, principal, Sister Margaret Alacoque, Sister Mary Bernard, Sister Virginia Joseph, and Sister Carmela. ur jew em r0ug!Lf M fo CAPM COMING TO SAN DIEGO from St. Louis in l882, our teachers, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, started a school in a small house at Second and G Streets, dedicated to Our Lady of Peace. Three months later, they moved to Third and A Streets, site of the present Medico-Dental Building. WITH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES in l924, "Sis- ters Buy Vandruff Estate" opens the history of the Sisters at the present Academy. WITH MOTHER ST. CATHERINE as principal, the new Academy was formally dedicated, May I4, 1927. FOLLOWING MOTHER ST. CATHERINE as principal were Sister Generosa, Sister Rosemary, Sister William, and our present principal, Sister Aileen Francis, who has a message for us, the seniors of '55, Our Lady of Peace sixty-fifth graduating class. "Therefore iudge not before the time, until the Lord come, Who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of hearts: and then shall every man have praise from God." On that day only, dear Seniors, can you rest secure in the accomplishments which are yours. To praise you now would be a falsity. Life is before you. Material- ism, secularism, confusion: the iangling noises of a fast-moving world await you. As you go--go quietly. Right values have been placed before you. The things of God, about which there is ever wrapped an eternal quiet, have been given first place. Your merit will not be in high places, but in a complete living out of your God-intended and God-centered vocation - "Who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of hearts" - counsels taught in the quiet of your beloved Alma Mater, Our Lady of Peace. Then, and then only, shall you "have praise from God." Because then you shall have been found faithful. May God and Our Lady go with you! I I I I L -,exam Teaching Us , 1954 - 55 Sister Aileen Francis ....,....... Principal, Religion IV, Music, Glee Sister Margaret Alacoque..ReIigion ll, Spanish, Mathematics Sister Mary Bernard ......,,.,.. English I, History I Sister Robertine ,....,......,. Religion Ill, Social Studies, Latin IV Sister Virginia Joseph .............. Music, French, Vocal Sister Carmela .................. Religion I, English, Journalism Sister Stephanie ................ Religion l, History I, Typing Sister Margaret Leo ...... ...... S cience, Latin I, Il Mrs. Marguerite Mather ...,...... Drama Miss Barbara Von ...,.. Phys. Education Sister Mary Claire ...,.......... Principal, Grades VII, VIII Sister Veronica Jean .....,.. Grades I, II Sister Mary Lawrence .... Grades V, VI, Art Mrs. Helen Welle ........ Grades III, IV Miss Florence Morzinski ...... Secretary Miss Celia Zaragoza ..... .... L ibrarian Mrs. Marguerite Mather RETURNING TO THE Academy after an ab- sence of seven years, Mrs. Mather teaches drama. Particularly interested in the art of speaking as well as in drama, Mrs. Mather prepared the girls to participate in the Marian Speech Tournament in Los Angeles, December 8, and to take the first steps in forming a forensic league in San Diego. Miss Celia Zaragoza "NO HABLO MAS," are familiar words to Academisses since Miss Zaragoza has been in charge of the high school library. Even though much of her time is spent in pursuing girls with overdue books, she still finds time to keep the library in perfect order., Miss Florence Morzinski v r AFTER GRADUATING IN '53, Florence re- turned to OLP the following September as school secretafy. No pressure of wiark, effi- ciently and promptly done, ever causes Flor- ence to forget her' cheery smile and friendly greeting. t A f Miss Barbara Von ALTHOUGH THIS IS her first year at the Academy, Miss Von is already noted for her gymnastic work-outs and terrific volleyball teams. Babs, who teaches Academisses gym daily hails from San Diego State College where she is doing post graduate work. HOLDING THEIR FACULTY meeting in the Administration tion of the grammar school in the stamp drive for the missions. To Sister's left is Sister Veronica Jean, and to the I it ll Qxces office, Sister Mary Claire, principal, discusses the coopera- right, Mrs. Helen Welle, and Sister Mary Lawrence. Queen of Virgins, be- loved of God for your spotless purity, ever pro- tect this frogile virtue in the heorts of our grad- uotes ond our under- clossmen. It lb: se. i9 'ffffi If 1 1 Y F K 1 I, F I f 4 C x ! 5 F I n L 1 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS, president Margaret Farrell lleftl, secretary Reita Morey, vice-president Mary Jo Norman, and treasurer Joni Wantuch take a last look at class symbols: Our Lady of Good Counsel picture, Ferdinand wearing class beanie, together with senior sweater before parting with them on Class Day, June 3. Cfaaa O Aww Eafoweaf jdeaaurea Memories are all that is left of our senior year now, but they certainly are wonderful! We came back to school in September and silently wondered if we could ever have been freshmen. Initiation was a highlight for us and everyone will have to admit the frosh were definitely initiated. Being faithful to our mascot, Ferdinand, our senior sweater emblems carried his image in red and white. We proved to be very able rally organizers when a "Bop RalIy" for the annual drive was the most successful of the year. The traditional Mother's Tea during Ameri- can Education Week was served by senior class officers, November 9. When we gave our last dance, "Stairway to the Stars," every one agreed it was very suc- cessful with its starry effect-especially if one noticed the starry eyes of certain seniors that night. December brought the Christmas play, "The Lost Shepherd." A packed house proved that our endeavors were a success. We all know that one of the events which all seniors cherish most is their last "Father and Daughter Night." January I8 was the date this year and remember how surprised we were when we found out our fathers could iitter bug. January exams gave us our usual worry but somehow we all lived through them. Again successful in the Miss OLP contest, the coronation dance, "Springtime in Paris" given by the iuniors was considered the best ever by all of us. We started out March with our annual re- treat, March I-3, under Monsignor Hurd, our excellent retreat master. And then of course there was the senior play, "Look Sunward Angel," with hidden dramatic talent again found in the senior class. Time has passed more quickly than ever. Graduation fever was upon us by May. Senior pictures were being signed, caps and gowns fitted, and college entrance applications re- turned. Final exams rewarded us with a silent assurance that we had earned the title "Gradu- ates." And now as we are patiently awaiting June 6, our years at the Academy seem the happiest that we have ever spent. enioro X i fr I 1 Theresa Balsamo likes to play badminton and ping-pong 3 . . . will miss the chapel, point, and mile H' I A- walk . . . dislikes her baoks . . . can always I daydream to "Secret Love" . . . plans to be teacher . . . enioys chatting with the girls V .E N al the lunch table . . . can be heard saying, "O Heavens!" Arl l, ll Fighting 69th III Dramalics Il, Ill Glee Club I Inner Circle l, ll Shirley Blakeley will always like, "Hold my Hand" . . . had good times in biology class . . . defin- itely plans marriage and possibly nursing . . . will never forget the "Football Prom '54" . . . likes to spend time singing . . . could never adiust herself to snoopy people. Class Cheerleader IV Glee Club I Christmas Play IV Marian Pageant IV Dramatics IV ZH W W I -. , in F it N ctw it .mf-5 ..i.,,w. -f,- M , I , , U ,g A,,, I . mee 'Ai if tbl? 1 3 Charlene Borgerding Char . . . can take up hours on the telephone . . . very annoyed by nosey people . . . likes dancing to "Tenderly" . . . noted for her "crazy" parties . . . finds good times with Joni and Gail . . . her future plans include college, marriage, and a family. Sodality Prefect IV Christmas Play Ill Honor Roll Il Dramatics ll, lll, IV Class Cheerleader I lnner Circle I, Ill, IV 1 I c I-S Yolanda Contreras called "Peter" of "Petrus" . . . plans to finish her education in Mexico City . . . loves riding in convertibles, and dancing . . . pals around with Amelita and Marie Esther . . . dislikes having her charge checked . . . would rather play basketball . . . is known for her, "No hombre!" Boarder's Council President IV Varsity l, ll, lll, IV Glee Club I Varsity Captain IV Eucharistic Committee Secretary IV Music, Art l, ll, Ill, IV l , Patricia Crowley ' Pat . . . last seen "catin' " around with l- Gail and Paula . . . ready to go any place for a good time . . . will feel lost without the responsibility of the annual . . . finds talking comes naturally . . . plans college for next fall . . . can be heard saying, "I laughed so hard I nearly died!" Annual Editor lV Honor Roll I II Class Secretary ll A vena in N Eucharistic Committee Chairman ll l W Fine Arts l, ll, lll X 1 XIX mpnnuulu. amuse .uvmfw,',i.,, , Nessus Juliette Cummins likes to be called Julie . . . a proficient figure skater . . . enioys classical music . . . an athletic credit to the class . . . after a skating career comes marriage . . . will give her first private piano recital this year . . . missed OLP dances, but mysteriously brought gentlemen friends to cultural events. GAA Vice-President III Sports Commissioner ll, Ill Class Team Captain ll, III Ping-Pong Trophy ll Fine Arts I, ll, lll, lV Varsity Captain Ill Dolores Dowd enjoys Junior Assembly activities . . . Lory . . . last seen begging Floradel to spends her spare time reading . , always patronize a certain Chevron station . . . likes gave the civics class a good laugh . . . plans to knit argyles . . . has a special attachment to teach after college is always telling to the record "lt's a Woman's World" . . . some wild tale at lunch hates the 8:15 attends innumerable bicycle tournaments . . . e will miss hiking on the mile walk plans on working before marriage . likes conservative music . Isn't that constantly exclaiming "Oh Glory!" GAA President IV Class Vice-President ll GAA Secretary Ill Class Secretary I Varsity ll, lll, IV Glee Club I, ll, lll semi en iord Margaret Farrell answers to many nicknames . . . can be heard saying "Please, be quiet!" . . . likes dancing and football games . . . will miss the Candlelight Procession . . . enioys semi- classical music . . . hopes to attend college, work, then marriage . . , bothered by people who talk constantly and do nothing . . . is. fond of "red". Class President IV Sodality Secretary lll Honor Roll l, ll, Ill Class Volleyball lll, lV Varsity Volleyball lll Glee Club ll, lll Bonita Fleetwood Beatrix Flourie known for her radiant personality . . . known as Bebe . . . listens to waltzes by wild about Texas, dancing, and drawing . . . the hour . . . pet peeve-taking notes dur- spends her spare time communicating with ing English . . . will miss her friends after the Army . . . will never be forgotten for graduation . . . fountain of knowledge for her part in "Sunbonnet Sue" . . . insists on French II students . . . collects dolls and no less than twelve children in her future spends holidays in Ensenada . . . seems family. charged with atomic energy . , . plans to Sodality Social Committee Chairman IV study medicine. Class Treasurer lll Class Basketball Captain lll Varsity Cheerleader lV Varsity ll, lll, lV Dramatics ll, lll, lV Apostolic Committee Chairman IV Villa Staff l, ll Annual Staff lV v ff' '4 4 ,fziwf f- ff -, ,f ' fi!! ff ' -' ' ' f V ,Q ,A X ..g flfffff , N , . Colleen Fox 'Ll 'QA' Gail Graham new addition to the class of '55 . . . Grail . . . shags around with Pat and likes popular music . . . often complains, Paula . . . seen at Christmas time knitting "Well, after all . . . " . . . dislikes riding argyles . . . gets perturbed at Saints men in crowded buses . . . will remember the who iust are not quite "tall' enough Candlelight Procession . . . enioys singing likes popular music but not ian defm in the Glee Club . . . hobbies include ceramic itely plans college . . . is never at a loss painting and card games . . . plans to study for words. library science. AEW Essay Contest IV ik 23' ASB President IV ASB Secretary Ill Class President Il Honor Roll I, II, III Class Teams I, II, Ill, IV Carra Representative lll Therese Mae Graham Terri . . . much in parish activities . . . will never forget singing at the Naval Sta- tion . . . likes dissecting animals in biology classes . . . hopes to enter Mercy College of Nursing . . . attended the Academy for eleven years . . . frequently says, "I kid you not!" fx Glee Club I, II 'Q My Inner Circle I, ll, lll Office Monitorship I Dramatics III, IV J 1 Naval Station Choir I, ll, III, IV J N f xg Xb., C995 called Flossre by many . . . finds life amusing with Pat, Mary Jo, et al . . . will grace a college campus next fall . . . likes the color brown . . . went mad working at Christmas . enioyed dancing at Stairway to the Stars" . . . "Oh, she makes ASB Vlce President IV Class President III Class Vice President III Honor Roll I, ll ss Teams I, II, III, IV it it its 0, I I ' .kewl if ' r 'F Ee, I as-Ln . . If ,dx I 4-, D is? 1 I I .Ioan Henehan 'Y g'2 I Ni: 1 raw ,l,,,. I, .,s. sw... ., M IIJII Mary Beth Harrigan I is fond of music by the "Melody Makers" . . . will miss study classes in the lounge . . . likes the song "Laura" . . . plans to be a R.N., marry, and have a large family . . . finds life hard when a certain bond plays on week-ends. Christmas Play IV Marian Year Pageant IV Dramatics ll, lll, IV Glee Club I, II Apostolic Committee lll Prom Committee Ill Joanie . . . likes dancing and parties . . . makes money by baby-sitting . . . pet peeve -hypocrites . . . had a wonderful time at the Prom . . . one of the three year Latin martyrs . . . last heard saying, "Let me finish!" ASB Pin ll Ill IV Glee Club ll Inner Circle Il, III, IV atin Ill I I 2-P L Assistant Librarian Ill Squadron Leader III W aaa o 555 Jane Hersey a great supporter of "Saints" athletic games . . . known under the alias of Janie becomes easily disgusted with girls who can out "drag" her . . . will attend Mercy College of Nursing next fall . . . "Cut it out!" Art I, ll, lll, IV vmnyi,ii,lu,1v Drama ll, IV ASB Pin I Glee Club I, Il, IV Christmas Play IV 5, Lourdes Hernandez frequently referred to as "Lulu" . . . plans to be a fashion designer . . . collects records . . . a daily commuter from Tiiuana . . . enioys tennis and swimming in spare time . . . listens to classical music . . . took an extensive trip through Europe on her summer vacation. Art IV Music Ill I Catherine Irvine Katie . . . would love to have "some- one" teach her the game of tennis . . . has been seen around the Academy for twelve .years . . . plans to be a veterinarian and care for "Ieopards" . . . can be heard saying, "I tell you l'm losing my mind!" Glee Club I, ll, Ill An 1, II, nl, IV Class Basketball ll, Ill Dramatics II, lll, IV Music I, ll Christmas Play IV ,X ,, is 4, I 3 , fi ,,,. . L ..,, ,. , f -f ,--- -v Anne Kane eniom . , , fa J Af- 4 .V , 7 0 ,ff n U r.. has finally conquered her Boston accent . . . supports all activities with the greatest - of spirit . . . likes to ride in a Cadillac . . . 4 her favorite song is "Deep Purple" . . . goes around with Jean Weber . , . wants 5' to marry and have a large family . . . H "Honestly!" Varsity Manager IV Class team lll, lV Glee Club Secretary Glee Club II, lll, IV Dramatics Il, lll Prom Committee lll Y R, Dorothy Lesher mysteriously known as "Pop" . . . is a wonderful swimmer . . . associates with Jean Muehlebach and will always remember her wonderful friend Carol Senske . . . dislikes being the middle man when passing notes . . . tentatively plans a career of teaching . . often says, "Oh, fine!" Sodality Treasurer IV Glee Club lll Dramatics lll, lV ASB Pin lll Art IV Jean Ann McDonagh an active member of the Junior Young Ladies Institute . . . frequently seen with Joan Henehan . . . likes classical music and "Return to Paradise" . . . will miss biology classes . . . eagerly looking forward to the Baccalaureate Mass . . . wants to study medicine. Class Volleyball lV Villa ll Assistant Librarian Ill Fighting 69th Inner Circle Patricia Miller last seen daydreaming over her marvelous time at a frat party . . . likes being a varsity cheerleader . . . dislikes people with colds . . . plans attending Mercy College after graduation . . . likes music in general known for her frequently repealed ex- pression, "Frantic!" Class Cheerleader Ill, IV Dramatics Il, lll, IV Art I, II, III, IV Glee Club I, II, IV Christmas Play lll, IV Perfect Attendance ll Reita one like to games song- be four years of college often says "Oh, you guys' will miss the Candle light Procession Q , Ge ffm Q YXfQs2'1NsN,-aycs. ,ASQK Pvc? would prefer her name spelled Marin CNT . . . pet peeve-homework one of her hobbies is swimming during biology class . . . pals around with Mary Ellen Jean and Anne . . . likes dancing to Harlem N turne" . . . plans include college and marriage. Honor Roll I, Il villa II QQQA Class Treasurer ll A Annual staff llflv Ll-V"rD U 5 XX -1 assi Class Secretary lll X X: Red Cross Representative S ,-Q3 S-Qs. Patricia Mulcahy a cheerful redhead with beautiful brown eyes, known to the class of '55 as Pat . . . recently acquired a blue-green Austin . . . enioys living in Coronado, but does not like getting up so early . . . had a "wonderful" time at "Stairway to the Stars." Varsity Cheerleader II L Hi-Debber Representative IV Class Cheerleader Il Art III, IV Villa II Music IV halls from La Jolla in a coupe . . . enioys music and art during her spare time . . . eats cherries from a friend s lunch . . . has the greatest slumber parties . . . plans college for next fall describes her men H 0 III IV C I Voice of Democracy Contest IV KJ 'ii If I I , . 1 1 Kfaaa o 355 Mary Jo Norman often seen "bobbing" along . . . spends , I - as much time as possible on the telephone M Al I I . . . likes Bing Crosby's "Auctioneer" . . . i ,I 2 physical condition-"Gosh, l'm starved!" ' " I . . . her future dream is to be an Airline Stewardess . . . would like people to keep I Avi' I definite appointments. Class Vice-President Ill, IV I I X. 4,5 Glee Club I, II I , nil, , 'I -If . Dramatics Il, III, IV WI H N 0 ' . ' ,Q ' ,- 5458 Pun I, II , ,' Auditorium Committee Chairman IV 1 . 4 I , t ' ,Ia , I I Y 8 1, ' nner, Circ Q 9 ' I " 0 f . f VU :jail fi , I ,A k' 0 I I ' r . ' 1 " ' if t J' 1 'lil 1 All I 3 " A. ' Q 0 y ,' 1 , t ,r '. 1 A V . 1 5' If n. I 'V : K I .sf Il Evelyn Olsen , ,,",'Evee" 5 !,g.'has done a wonderful job bjonldance. decorations . . . can dance to iust about anything . . . "crazy" about biology class . . . sends a number of "Air" mail letters . . . future plans include lab tech- nician training and marriage . . . "Oh you guys!" Class Teams I, II, III, IV Varsity Volleyball IV Christmas Play ll, Ill, IV C0-Curricular Award I, ll, Ill Dance Decoration Chairman III, IV Dramatics Ill, IV Geraldine 0'Mahony Gerry . . . steers wildly around in a '53 Merc . . . really drives "art-fully" . . . her companions include Katie, Mary Beth, Shirley, et al . . . will never forget her role as Saint Joseph in the Christmas play . . . dislikes fast music. Christmas Play IV sodomy I, ll, Ill, IV Dramatics IV 1. eniom Mary O'Neill called "Scotty" because of her homeland . . . likes to dance and go skating . . . Friends include Jean Muehlebach, Colleen Fox, and Dorothy Lesher . . . looking forward to Amelita Osornio has been an active boarder since her freshman year . . . favorite song is "Face to Face" . . . takes snapshots as a hobby . . . dislikes getting up at 5:30 a.m. on cold mornings . . . spends her time talking to Yolanda, Maria Esther, and Bebe. Boarder's Council President Ill Art I, ll, lll, lV Sodality I, ll, lll, IV a trip to Scotland . . . at appropriate times always says, "lt's ridiculous!" ASB Pin Ill Dramatics lV Glee Club Ill, lV lnner Circle Ill, IV Sodality ln, IV Christmas Play lll Christina Ozuna Cristy . . . detests the demerit system . . always had a good time on Field Day . . enioys walking through the gardens . . . likes to go dancing and swimming . . . pals around with Lourdes and Yolanda . . . plans marriage for the future. Art lll, lV Typing lV Y Sodality I, ll, III, lV Queen of Hearts Ill Typing IV Marie Prinos known to her friends as "Bunny" . . . likes dances, parties, and football games . . . her conversation is very "frank" . . . companions are Gerry and Shirley . . . col- lects records as a hobby . . . after her ,marriage she would like to live in Mexico City. Varsity Cheerleader III Class Play Ill Dramatics III Dance Committees Ill, IV Spanish Play Ill, IV Susanne Ryan future plans include college, then marri- age . . . known as "Sue" . . . drives a chartreuse Ford convertible . . . likes music with saxophone solos . . . associates mostly with Mildred and Joan . . . her favorite sub- iect is "gym" . . . hobbies include swimming, tennis and ping-pong. Annual Staff IV Dramatics ll, Ill, IV Class Teams I, Il, lll, IV Christmas Play IV Glee Club I, Il . 'sf Honor Roll ll, Ill ,dj I I I , I G Aft! ,f Jn Aj . . f I 1 I 1 ff' - I ,ra q ty v5 Q 'A I , A ., ml I If ' V Mildred Sanders W Q - "Millie" . . . one of the ardent admirers I ,F of the "military" . . . pals around with Sue .ff and .loan . . . plans to study nursing after g graduation and then marriage . . . could - listen to rhythm and blues all day . . . pet- peeve-hyprocrites . . . always saying, "I guess . . . " Dramatics ll, Ill, IV Class Volleyball I, IV 4-rv Glee Club I, ll, IV I Operetto Lead ll m 'U Christmas Play IV Prom Committee Ill X JZZI B05 .vi ff' l WP" Emma Singh Beverly Snow greets people with "Howdy!" . . . collects stuffed toys as a hobby . . . plans to maior in Business Administration in college . . . has enioyed boarder life for three years . . . plays mostly popular music on the radio . . . nucleus of her social life seems to be in Brawley. Apostolic Committee Secretary IV Class Sodality Counselor IV Boarder's Council Representative IV Glee Club President IV Christmas Play IV Art I, II, III, IV Class Volleyball Ill Inner Circle IV Dramatics Il, IV Sodality ll, III, IV 41, if ' I 1 P, Paula Stuffler temperarngptal . . . on the trail of Pat and Gail . . . dislikes people who are ir- responsible . . . spends time chatting with Florence over a common interest . . . enioys listening to the Old Classics . . . always talks on the phone for a lo-o-o-ng time . . . would like to major in social welfare. Annual Stott IV Arl I, II, III, IV Art Award ll Honor Roll ll Fighting 69th I, II, III, IV Glee Club I, Il sf' ' SSRI I Bev . . . likes cheering for football heroes . . . thinks only the Four Freshmen can do iustice to a song . . . wants to teach ele- mentary school after college . . . one of the twelve year students . . . discusses her problems with Jane, Pat, and Mary Beth. Cf LLL Il,,.x ..L,l-illft III 'III I 5 aw o 35 Maria Esther Valle likes to swim and dance . . . does not like to drive across the border every after- noon . . . will work and get married after graduation . . . always enioyed Miss Hickey's dramatizations . . . has a snapshot collec- tion . . . is a five year student at Villa Montemar. Art III, IV Typing IV Sodality I, II, III, IV NA I 1 I Mary Ellen Voigt Mimi . . . likes attending college social activities . . . her spare time is spent read- ing and playing the piano . . . would like to study music in college, and later marry . . . her favorite song is "Moonlight Seren- ode" . . . likes people to show their school spirit. Honor Roll Il Music I, Il, Ill, IV Dramatics Operetto II wif' , f ' I JJ , 2' , I ' Al- ' rn, I '5 ,,l,T'i"fE'7 in Margarita Wallace Rita , . . shuffles in from Pacific Beach everyday . . . likes to dance . . . thinks coral and red clash . . . would rather do anything but homework . . . pinches her "pennies" . . . pals around with Evee and Joni . . . plans on entering physical therapy . . , fre- quently says, "Oh, reaIly!" Glee Club Dramatics Ill, IV Co-Captain of Class Team IV Apostolic Committee IV Sodality Social Committee IV Christmas Play IV I sth. Joanne Wantuch known as "Joni" . . . after college will work in social service and then marry . . . usually seen chatting with Charlene or Reita . . , will remember the "lab" . . . has the opinion any girl over 5'4" is tall . . . en- ioyed playing boy's roles in the plays . . . fond of "Ruby!" Miss OLP lll Class Treasurer IV ASB Social Chairman IV Dramatics Il, Ill, IV Annual Staff IV Glee Club I, Il enloys riding around in Merc s people 1 .. I' likes to dance her favorite song is Blue Moon a real supporter of football and basketball games her spore time , ,LV I WHILE TAKING A last walk through the grounds, seniors Shirley Blakely Ileftl, Colleen Fox, Margarita Wallace, and Sheila Dawson pause at the Point to survey the view and to discuss plans after gradua- tion. Seniors will always remember the beauty and peaceful solitude of the campus. Ever proud of the gardens and pool, the girls enioy sharing the grounds with visitors. eniorft eminiftceag Cionri iclerecl jufure Cjfaztrt adcof Rzcafecl .Mdforg in ogzffer fo .Szzniont Dear Seniors: I iust can't believe it! lt doesn't seem possible, but the calendar says June 1955 and that's the time when I have to soy farewell to all my faithful followers. lf l'm not careful, l'll not only be the only mascot to do the Fandango, but also the only one to cry. Remember, seniors, when you first came to th - a emy in September, 1951? Jiminy Cricket was your mascot then. ln January, your editi e ' -' surprised even the seniors when Pat Crowley took honors as the editor. l'm sur at your greatest glory came when Dol- ores Dowd was crowned Miss OLP at "Sw - -2 Before anyone realized it, the end of the year was here, and that's when the niors - - - - 'e you. 1952 and '53 could be called th o.nx ear r us. We were not only the volleyball and basketball champions, but came in- I irst Q rs L. t - VILLA and Annual drive. No one will forget "Sunbonnet Sue," our sophomore peretta. i - . '. ders, playing the lead, proved to be another Lily Pons. 0 Well, it was September again an his e u e - up rclassmen. Your dance, "Hearts in Swing Time," during which Joni Want h s ed Mi s ' of 1954, was considered one of the Academy's best. l know, too, Mar was p ' I d th your production, "Our Lady of Fatima," May 28. Each of you must y have th "spec: " corsa -5: from the Junior-senior Prom. So this brings us to our senior - . - - o your c i' s co or, your senior sweaters are fire-en- gine red. January brought the Miss OLP contest again and, carrying on your tradition, Jeannie Weber reigned as Queen of "Springtime in Paris." Before you realized it, ditch day and the senior play were iust memories as "Pomp and Circumstance" could be heard echoing on the North Terrace. So now it's time to say good-bye. Don't ever forget your classmates, Villa Montemar, Christmas candle-light processions, cast parties, the wonderful faculty, the chapel at Christmas time, and of course-me! Ferdinand "BUT THIS IS prettier!" Kathleen Kennedy lrightl, iunior class president, tells Valerie Seiler, sec- K' retary, modeling a formal. Choosing a iunior formal to wear at graduation is a big event in the 15953 lives of upperclassmen. Joan Douthitt lseated leftl, vice-president, and Josephine Martinez, treasurer, have their own ideas about that all-important dress. y anim XPLWJ Wm jiefvb H as 1325 Upperclassmen at last!! Beginning the school year as iuniors thrilled all followers of Melvin. Electing Kathleen Kennedy, Joan Douthitt, Val- erie Seiler and Josephine Martinez as class offi- cers, iuniors began school work supervised by Sister Robertine, class moderator. Chemistry intrigued all, while phrases of Latin lll, French l, and Spanish I are forever heard throughout the day. With St. Maria Gor- etti as their patroness, spirited iuniors can boast of the largest percentage of girls on the ASB and Honor Rolls in the first quarter and of the ransoming of ten pagan babies. Juniors and their escorts were feted by seniors who invited them to take a "Stairway to the Stars" at their first Academy dance, November l2, fulfilling many dreams. January brought memories to cherish for quite a while. Class rings were received January 5 and the Miss OLP contest broke previous Academy records, netting S500.04! Margie Welle, iunior Miss OLP candidate, offered stiff competition throughout the contest, but acted the part of a g r a c i o u s loser when iuniors crowned senior Je a n W e b e r Miss OLP at "Springtime in Paris," February ll. Everyone was charmed by the pink poodles and bubbling champagne glasses portrayed on the walls to carry out the French theme. Gathering in the lounge early in April for a fashion show of formals, iuniors faced the prob- lem of choosing lust one from all the beautiful creations displayed to wear when forming the guard of honor for seniors at graduation. May 27 was the long awaited day of the Junior-senior prom held at the Town and Coun- try Club in Mission Valley. Their class play in honor of St. Maria Goretti, on Mary's Day, May 31, was a great success as was their presentation of the s e n io r c I a s s prophecies, Class Day, June 3. uniorrt MRS. MATHER, drama instructor, help- ing to prepare for the Forensic League in Los Angeles takes time out for some fun with Silvia Garcia lleftl, Jacklyn Kerkhoff, Roselyn Ereneta, and Kathleen Kennedy. Patricia Andersen Carolyn Bolen Marguerite Bugley Colleen Chauncey .loeann Collura Eileen Dibos Patricia Dobbins Anne Marie Dolan Joan Douthitt Roselyn Ereneta Gail Evans Mary Patricia Fitzgerald "SISTER, WOULD YOU please repeat that question?" Latin lll students plead as Sister Robertine interrogates them on a technicality they find diffi- cult to explain. Admirers of Cicero, Jacklyn Kerkhoff lleftl, Sister Rob- ertine, Gail Evans, Patricia Thompson, Mary .loan Padberg, Silvia Garcia, and Sara Anne Weinstock enioy the privilege of the lounge at the 1:30 period where they study the deeper intricacies of the Latin language. L f .sf - Y K z, I N Q' "Q-gr . J? '55, 51 - 'Wt A f .W . i .... P 1 15551 ,.. xi -ff iff: -! fr 551, QQ if , Wg,- 4' I , L Silvia Garcia Veronica Godfrey uniorzi Consuelo Gomez Mary Ellen Hill Mary Anne Johnson Joan Kaiser Kathleen Kennedy Jacklyn Kerkhoff Karene Lemke Patricia Lewis Mary Mahedy Rosemary Malanga Elinor Mandolf Josephine Martinez JoAnne Monson AMERICAN HISTORY PROVES intriguing to three iuniors as semester tests draw near, Barbara Rivard lleftl diligently refreshes her memory of the Preamble as Carolyn Bolen takes a reference book from the shelf to learn more about the Presidential cabinet, while Mary Mahedy checks the location of Valley Forge in the Atlas. LAB CLASS IS a favorite of junior chemists where they can put into practice all they have learned from their textbook. Patricia Raymond lleftl, Consuelo Gomez, and Patricia Thompson prepare chlorine, careful not to inhale the deadly fumes. HCOMPRENEZ-VOUS LA recettefrancaise?"inquires Doris Wolff lcenterl of Sylvia Reyes lleftl hoping that the "Pink Cham- pagne" will turn out. Meanwhile Sylvia Robinson eagerly anticipates the finished product. FIRST YEAR SPANISH students Joan St. Marlin lsedtedl, JoAnne Monson, Mary Catherine Waters, and Karene Lemke lstandingl prepare tomorrow's lesson in conversational Span- ish. Speaking fluently is the dream of beginners when "Buenos dias" is the limit of their conversation. h 'Z Rachel Murguia Mary Joan Padberg Patricia Raymond Sylvia Reyes Frances Richardson Emily Riley w M . 1 is Barbara Rivard Sylvia Robinson Q3 Valerie Seiler df! Lf Joan St. Martin Patricia Thompson Mary Catherine Waters Sara Anne Weinstock Margery Welle Doris Wolff I 1 A l :se sy , " i" A fs 'T' , ii f ff jf j K X A f fra' I5 . ' l' fl I 1 of . '53, ,V - - w x' - f -, ' so ' R V 'cf -1-. " -x Q 1 I .. , t or 'sl -......, 1125-: 1 V Y A A' iffy M E" ."' 7 'nest 'if'- 4"'!,B' Y -- , il I ' if 1 t W 1 Sopkomored omlaifecl Orienfafion Faithful followers of Cyrano, arriving at school in September, were surprised to find that their new home room was at the south end of the upstairs hall. When the first class meeting was called to order, sophs again named Pa- tricia Holloway class prexy, with Bertha Herrero, Margaret Hunt, and Mary Arnold, taking the offices of vice-president, secretary, and treas- urer, respectively. Eager to become known in the competitive world at OLP, music-loving sophomores cap- tured first place in the attendance record when Christopher Lynch, noted Irish tenor, gave a public concert in the Academy auditorium. June Tomer, Dolores Funcke, and Mary Jane Tiernan were three of the best-dressed Acade- misses when hidden talents were discovered among capable sophomore models at the Alumnae Fashion Show in January. Studious faces seen during the last weeks of the first semester very likely belonged to ardent sophomores who found Latin ll examinations almost as hectic as those in geometry. But with the help of their patroness, Saint Therese, they emerged victorious. A novel sale took place in March on campus when sophs sold cookies to replenish their treas- ury. From the pleased look on the officers' faces the proiect could be iudged a success. Writing ability was revealed when Mary Dee Dugan won first place in her division in the Diocesan essay contest on the importance of religious vocations. "What Shall I Be" was the dramatic presentation staged during vocation week with Bertha Herraro ably playing the lead. Sophomores often made the news in the school paper: Margaret Hunt was chosen the Sodalist of the Month of March, while Rita Mello received commendation for writing ability on the staff, Colette Paderewski made "Who's Who" due to her outstanding horsemanship. The traditional picnic given for the seniors at Felicita park was enioyed equally by the sophs and their sister class. As 1955 closes triumphant sophs are looking ahead to next year when they will finally be upperclassmen. SOPHOMORE VICE-PRESIDENT Bertha Herrero and secretary, Margaret Hunt, look on as president Pat Holloway and treasurer Mary Arnold hold the trophy won by q member of their class in the magazine drive. These capable sophs led their class to victory in the Catholic Digest magazine contest. BEFORE ADDING AN extra English book report to the file, Elda Avila lrightl checks to see that her summary is perfect and will merit an "A," while Helen Hardman and Ewania Reynolds look for theirs. To encourage wider reading habits, book reports were required monthly. SOPHOMORES, SEATED, ELAINE Mello, Carolina Elias, and Rose Marie Bell watch in admiration as classmate, Mildred Chambers, explains that two interior angles will be equal in an intricate geometry proof, SOFA Olflfl OPQJ Sue Anne Adkins Mary Arnold Elda Avila Rose Marie Bell Mariiane Bigg Marilyn Birkel ,D Cynthia Bwy Laura Carrasco Josephine Celiceo Mildred Chambers Della Daniel Mary Dee Dugan M Elvia Duran Dolores Funcke Yolanda Garcia iv. idx F9 'a ,fa KV mlm 1 3 Q 1 ., .. M f K XA 3, l ,,, , P N an V54 vials - 'W'- t I, , Q, LIL' W f s 'E so X YW! i Al' l liii Qzsmr ,A ,ff i X -Er is N of ix K is r, ,lvl ff In ' "' Qt www? 2 -'L-- f f eagle "T: 1: " I ji H591 SEEN IN OFFICE before history class are sophomores Mary Dee Dugan, Colette Paderesku Ruta Mello and Sharon Rosen berry, examining new history work books WHILE PUTTING UP religion border Sue Adkins Linda Mr Neil, and Eleanor Salcndo find time to chat about parobles studied in religion class Silvia Gomez Kathleen Haninchek Helen Hardman Bertha Herrero Patricia Holloway Margaret Hunt Rosemary Jones Winnifrecl Laughton Donna Lerwill Suzy Mann Alicia Martinez Elaine Mello Rita Mello Martha Moreno Aurora Naiar SOFA 0l'l'l OIAQZ5 Olivia Osornia Colette Paderewski Ewania Reynolds Susan Rocchio Mario Elena Roio Beatrice Rosas Sharon Rosenberry Janice Ryan Eleanor Salcido Margery Stover Mary Jane Tiernan June Tomer Norma Valverde Beverly Wahl Joan Wyman WINNIFRED LAUGHTON lLEFTl, Mary Jane Tiernan, Donna lerwill, Rose Marie Bell, and Pat Holloway distract Mary Arnold lCaesarl, while Rita Mello, Margaret Hunt, Marilyn Birkel, and Colette Paderewski prepare to assassinate her in a Latin ll drama production. igou' -r V, Vip, , Q- M Ts! red l'l'I,Ql'l Well! pCLCQ September brought one of the Academy's most memorable years and with it one of its largest and most spirited classes of freshmen. Proving to be too large to occupy one class- room, they were divided alphabetically into two sections. Initiation was considered a roaring success due to the good sportsmanship of these under- classmen and the ushering in ofa new tradition "Frosh Week," during which new Academisses were obliged to wear green beanies and be "personal servants" to the "mighty seniors." Out to beat all records 95-2 received the ASB banner as the most cooperative class in the school. Not to be out done, 95-I won the reputation of being the class you could always count on for a helping hand. During one of those first volleyball encount- ers, confident iuniors were trampled by the proud frosh. In January, frosh turned out al- --i ' -nr.: 1m'.mf,f1rl most lOO '70, bringing their favorite dates, Dad, to Father-Daughter Night, January 18, and dis- covered for themselves how much fun good old dad can be. Although fully prepared for semester exam- inations, frosh proceeded cautiously during exam week. From the happy expressions after- wards their work was not in vain. Starting the second quarter with a victory 95-I won the clean-up campaign on campus and consequently gained the reputation of be- ing "the cleanest class at OLP." Uniting during the remainder volleyball games, freshmen defeated all classes but the seniors. A highlight of these games were 95-2 cheerleaders who encouraged players. Proudly displaying a large number of their classmen in volleyball and basketball varsity, frosh were among the most loyal rooters at OLP games. Having completed the third quarter, the entire Student Body received splendid ex- ample from these underclassmen who had high- est representation on the Honor Roll. Plans for the senior breakfast were complet- ed after very secret parleys and true to frosh tradition it was a day to be remembered. And now as the first year is over these OLP freshmen have gained the reputation as one of the school's most outstanding underclasses. DURING THE LUNCH hour collecting "Pennies for Patti" slogan adopted by 95-1 for their Miss OLP candidate, Pa- tricia Funaro, are Ana Aldrete, secretary, Martha Mc- Carthy, presidentg Pat Funaro, vice-president, and Mary Caratan, treasurer. HOLDING PROUDLY BANNERS obtained by their class for leadership in school activities, 95-2 class officers Lillia Singh llefti, president, Jean Peck, secretary, Valerie Schuss, vice-president, and Barbara Wright, treasurer, admire the chart which recounts their victories. jI"Q15AI'l'lQlfl CHECKING CUT-OUT letters with the bulletin board plan for the coming week, Sharon Ahlstrom lseated leftl reads the copy while Ida Bolen, Sandra Bellamy, and Maria Alonso see that each word is ready to be pinned up. f- Q1 Xb iw Sharon Ahlstrom Josephine Aguirre Ana Aldrete Maria Teresa Alonso Sandra Bellamy Lois Bernal Ida Bolen Angela Boria Patricia Brader Francoise Cagne Peggy Caldwell Joan Campbell me if 10'- i fit . 3' LEW3 K H if at if Si "" , .il , ,.,. ,- ..W'--,WY Elie , self 'YE il W ef H I 4520 Q -.Wi :it Ji A I X I X I Mary Caratan V : U Z Linda Carlin l bb Nan Cotter i" C 1 r ' -1 l f ANCIENT HISTORY STUDENTS Heidi Von Gunden lleft, standingl, Patricia Torano, and Mary Mullen discover new and interesting historical facts as Anne Emerson lseatedl and Judy Greer locate Rome on the globe. Karen Chauncey Susan Crosby Margaret D'Agostino Rosa de Ia Mora Maria Teresa del Rosario Anita Donnelly Nancy Dunn Anne Emerson Carmen Estudillo Carol Fleming Sondra French linda Frye Patricia Funaro Betty Lou Galvin Concepcion Garcia Guadalupe Garcia ff? Q J SPQJAMQQH Q4 ll R -1 J .. ,f-:' ,,,, -I Marilou Gootee 1 L V, K in K Mary Elizabeth Gowdy J - 1 f X I x I l 'W 5225 1 l Judy Greer 1 " Diana Hernandez 46- J V K use mx - A Mary Anne lsenberg D"""'d"'e J0h"5"'n J it I- ffl? C yyaaa ,aaa R Q yaan ra, e yla A h ' Z 355 f J ' fiff Sofia Kennedy Margaret Long Mary Pat long Rachel Mansir Judy Marciniak Martha McCarthy Evelyn Miller Jeanne Morey "MUSIC HATH CHARMS" to convert the study hall into a concert hall for Concepcion Garcia lleftl, Rachel Mansir, Peggy Caldwell, Francoise Cagne, Susan Crosby, and Karen Chauncey, members of the music- listening class held each Friday at the second period. A 'Q 'Zi' -Q.-.....,-f Q.,-x wwg lx in it 'lll it - V , me , ln' mfr . 1, ,,, ,Q R . - - yr 1 we ff -m-be x y X i I ' l A 1 r Epi: 94-we iw, li , if 'I n 1 K Q lg srre . 1-1 , J 'l x ,, 2144- VL 2 ky Q VV , g 1 K1 , f y 111 ISABEL SCHWARTZ, MARY Elizabeth Wells, and Linda Carlin lstandingl compare religion symbols with class- mates Christine Varlie, Suzanne Os- borne, and Margaret Long lseatedl. Frances Mulholland Mary Mullen Maria Nava Sheila Novak Silvia Olivieri Suzanne Osborne Jean Peck Mary Elizabeth Preston Marlene Qualiato Lucy Rojo Frances Ryan Nancy Ryan RECORDING LINES FROM the play "Edmund Campion" in 9s1 English class are Lupe Garcia lleftl, Joan Campbell, Linda Frye, and Evelyn Miller. Isabel Schwartz Carolyn Schults Lillia Singh Linda Snow Patricia Torano Christine Varlie Judy Vivell Heidi Von Gunden Rosemarie Wantuch Mary Elizabeth Wells Teresita Weidower Nellye Wright NELLYE WRIGHT lLEFTl and Marlene Quallto look on knowingly as Jeanne Morey puzzles over the next step in the algebra problem. is if-f cake' 61' s f 1 l"Q6Alfl'lQI'l Soniia Sanders Valerie Schuss -rf Nrwvwv l Li I fr:-' -M N Q S-vj, -AW, I N f 1 1 . Vx' ' 'vm' 'f A ' ,fy ' : 2,253 A . .,v. V.-if .- Q a 5 '-'12 lv' Fwfa ,Q e 'Rt' ' f"'5W i JOY' f. A, it rwire e lteltite X it W,,, - I! 3 ' 1 W - 1 . My -rw r ,lgty e ......-- A ,it ",, i V A ff X W N i - 1 l 9 Queen of the Holy Roso- ry, we dedicoted to you our First Quorter octivi- ties, performed in union with you to form o chop- let in your honor. M ,..,........--v ,ML CLUFLCAQCJ ULU' .S?lfl6JQl'lf 0UQI"lflIfYlQlfli Participating under the direction of the faculty in the administration of the school, the Student Council meets each week to discuss existing problems in the school and to offer effective solutions, Conducted entirely by the students with faculty advisers Sister Aileen Francis and Sister Carmela in attendance, ASB officers Gail Graham, president, Floradel Green, vice-presi- dent, Roselyn Ereneta, secretary, and Sara Anne Weinstock, treasurer, meet with Sodality, GAA, and class officers. To develop responsibility and initiative, stand- ing committees aid the faculty, Floradel Green, traffic, Reita Morey, lavatory, Margaret Farrell, locker room, Mary Jo Norman, auditorium, Jo- anne Wantuch, social, Dolores Dowd, cafeteria, and Dorothy Lesher, campus. GAIL GRAHAM, ASB president, addresses the student body at the tri-weekly ASB meeting while ASB officers Sara Anne Weinstock lleftl, Roselyn Ereneta, and Floradel Green follow with attention. EACH TUESDAY ASB officers with faculty advisers convene in the freshmen classroom. Members have designated places: first row lleftl, Sodality, then GAA, senior, junior, sophomore, freshmen, section I and section 2 officers. AFTER THE MASS of the Holy Spirit, faculty and students, the Bishop are Sister Carmela lleftl, Reverend Donald F assembled on the circle drive, greet Bishop Buddy on the Doxie, Gail Graham, ASB president, His Excellency, Char- occasion of his fortieth iubilee of ordination, presenting lene Borgerding, Sodality prefect, Reverend Daniel O'Cal- u spiritual bouquet and spray of roses On either side of laghan, Sister Aileen Francis, and Sister Robertine. r-Q e lfllg comes! Our 564019: 1 To begin the school year, the first ASB meeting was held September l5. His Excellency implored the blessing of the Holy Spirit on the coming year, offering Mass for that intention, September 29. Culminating two days initiation of freshmen, together with seniors registering X after their freshman year, ASB and the senior class sponsored a Welcome Party .1 N for newcomers, September 30. National Newspaper Week, October l-8 and the Yearbook Drive for funds, October i8-29 highlighted October along with the commemorating of United Nations Week, October 29. Juniors were entertained by seniors at a formal dance, November 12, while American Education Week was marked by appropriate school and class activities climaxed by an inter-school panel representing five Catholic high schools in San Diego, November ll. le-l'-' jI"Q5AI'lflQl'l DRESSED lN SQUAW outfits, the student body enioyed a rollicking good time at the "Squaw Stomp," when the ASB and seniors form- ally welcomed newcomers to the school and congratu- lated those initiated the two previous days on their good sportsmanship. However, freshmen trials did not then end as the next week found them doing the will of the QP. mighty seniors to whom dif- W S li M 5 ferent ones "belonged." 1 U m Published monthly by the students of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace San Diego, California Vol. 6. No. 1 Monday, Oct. 4, 'I954 ttilitor-in-Chief Sara Anne Nveinstock Paige 1-Jaeklyn Kerkhoff lassori- atei, Kathleen Kennedy, Bertha Herrero, Mary Jane Tiernan, Patricia Anderson, Jean Peck, Frances Ryan. Page 2-Patricia Thompson, Rita Mello, Eleanor Salcido, Valerie Schuss. Page 3-Roselyn Ereneta, Mary Joan Padberg. JoAnne Monson, Mary Anne Isenberger, Teresita W'ieduwer. Page 4-Elinor Mandolf, Rachel Murguiu, Gail Evans, Joan Campbell. Business ------- Karene Lemke Margery Anne WYelle Circulation ------ Joan Douthitt Mary Patricia Fitzgerald Photography ----- Valerie Seiler Typist -------- Patricia Lewis Faculty Adviser - - Sister Carma-lu Pon BIIYS ML sS?CU'tQ6! OUP papef, l'll'lll,CL Publications staffs of the school newspaper, the VILLA, and the yearbook, VILLA MONTEMAR, '55, observed National Newspaper Week, October I-8. First on the agenda was the VILLA banquet, October 4, with Right Reverend Monsignor James P. O'Shea, editor of the SOUTHERN CROSS, and Very Reverend John R. Aherne, OSA, principal of St. Augustine High School, as guests of honor. Following the banquet, Monsignor addressed visiting iournalists from Catholic high schools of San Diego on "Modern Catholic Journalism." Journal- ism Open House, panels, and compositions on the apostolate of the press together with collaboration with the art and drama depart- ments for posters and a skit completed the week's observance. Obtaining 400 patrons, students gave unprecedented support to the Annual Drive, October I8-29, for funds to finance VILLA MONTEMAR, '55, Beginning with a rally and skit, the drive closed with the bestowing of medals on winners Anne Kane, senior, and Jeanette Prantil, grade three, and awarding of banners to victorious classes represented by Anne and Jeanette. WINNER OF THE VILLA ad and subscription drive, Anne Kane views the crown she merited with runners-up Barbara Wright, dis- playing the banner won by freshmen, section 2, and Judy Vivell. Under the leadership of VILLA editor Sara Anne Weinstock, assisted by page editors Jacklyn Kerkhoff, Patricia Thompson, Kathleen Ken- nedy, and Elinor Mandolf, as well as VILLA MONTEMAR, '55 staffed by Patricia Crowley, editor, Gail Gra- ham, associate, Charlene Borger- ding, photography, Joan Wantuch, copy, Paula Stuffler and Bonita Fleetwood, art, and Susanne Ryan, business, newspaper and yearbook endeavored to maintain high records set by previous years. SARA ANNE WEINSTOCK lrightl recounts experiences as VILLA editor to Carol Farrell, '53, Pat- ricia Crowley, Beverly O'Connor, '54, Father Aherne, and Mon- signor O'Shea during Journalism Open House. MASTER-OF-CEREMONIES Bonita Fleetwood explains to students that their cooperation in the an- nual drive determines the kind of annual they will receive. Pat- ricia Crowley lleftl and Charlene Borgerding shop for an annual as Susanne Ryan demonstrates the merits of various types. Lend- ing moral support to Bonita are Joan Henehan lleftl, Joanne Wantuch, Paula Stuftler, and Gail Graham, To observe United Nations Day, Doctor Mary With music provided by "The Pastels," BEAMING HOSTESSES QF the Junior-senior dance are Floradel Green lleftl Bonita Fleetwood Catherine Irvine Gail Graham Louise Myers Jane Hersey Beverly Snow Dolores Dowd and Shirley Blakely with dates. BELOW SHEILA DAWSON lleftl is winner of the door prize drawn for her by Evelyn Olsen and in the possession of Margaret Farrell. C cilodfeaf Juniord, Odzierve . me Mendenhall, professor of philosophy, San Diego State College, addressed students October 28. Recalling her sojourn in India, T951-52, Doctor related many interesting experiences there and at the same time gave an appreciation of the problems of that country together with the way the United Nations is endeavoring to help lndia. COMPARING NOTES ABOUT the various countries in which they have lived, Mary O'Neill lScotlandl, left, Barbara Riv- ard lGermanyl, Doctor Men- denhall, Lillia and Emma Singh llndial, Silvia Garcia lMex- icol, and Francoise Cagne lFrancel identify the flags of their respective fatherlands. seniors, iuniors and dates danced midst heaven- ly atmosphere depicted by the theme, "Stairway to the Stars." For four weeks preceeding the dance, seniors headed by Evelyn Olsen devoted their spare time to the preparation of decora- tions "to make it perfect for the class of '56." .Iw- f'-BQ 8 eceiuecl Our arenffi, . Qrien ri, YT During American Education Week, No- vember 7-I3, Catholic high schools of San Diego endeavored to demonstrate to par- ents and public school officials that Catho- lic schools serve the community. Winners of a school AEW essay contest Louise Myers Iseniorl, Patricia Lewis Iiun- iorl, Margery Stover Isophomorel, and Martha McCarthy lfreshmanl read their compositions to parents and students as- sembled in the Academy auditorium No- vember 9. After visiting classrooms, guests were served tea in the Administration parlors. Very Reverend John R. Aherne, OSA, led a panel discussion, November II, in the Academy auditorium on "Public and Inde- pendent Schools, Partners in a Community Enterprise" before public school officials and representatives of parent-teacher groups from both Catholic and public schools. Representatives of the five SD Catholic high schools comprised the panel. Selected singers from these schools, directed by Mr. John Sullivan, St. Augustine choral instructor, concluded the program with Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Textbooks used in Catholic schools grouped according to Christian principles they emphasize were displayed for the benefit of visitors. INSPECTING THEIR DAUGHTERS' work are left, Mrs. Thomas Jones IRosemaryI, Neale Ilittle brotherl, Mrs. Eldon R. Frye ILindaI, Mrs. Frank Rivard IBarbaral, and Mrs. Dale Johnson IDanadaIeI. AFTER VISITING CLASSROOMS, Mrs. F. A. Driessen, Mrs. William Mahedy, Mrs. Thomas Tiernan, Mrs. James Fitzgerald, and Mrs. Virginia Nelson enjoy tea in the parlors. Standing are Mariiane Bigg, Mary Mahedy, and Mary Pat Fitzgerald. PARTICIPATING IN THE AEW panel are John Keller Ileftl, St. Augustine'sg Charlene Borgerding, Our Lady of Peace, Father Aherne, Anne Collins, Regina Coelip Joan Russell, Rosary, and Carole Hanson, Cathedral. ANNE KANE AND Jean Weber show visitors the VILLA while Father Costigan of St. Augustine's ex- plains the teaching of Christian social principles to a visiting teacher. ,PE 1. .X I, BOARDERS HAVE JUST returned from St. Catherine's J 'Z .xc where they were served their official welcome "If dinner. Bunco in which faculty members ioin is ' li about to begin. Prior to dinner, girls greeted the L, Sisters in Administration parlors. EXPLAINING HER IDEA for Halloween favors, Board- ers' Council president, Yolanda Contreras lthird from leftl asks suggestions from fellow-members KX st Karen Chauncey lleftl, Colleen Chauncey, and Emma Singh in decorating for their coming party. t cgnfroafucecl ana! ginferfainecl goarclem Highlighting social events for boarders during the first quarter were two parties-traditional Welcome and Halloween, September 27 and October 27 respectively, When not occupied with study or with charges at St. Margaret's and St. Catherine's, boarders enioy such diversions as television in the Ad- ministration parlor, movies in the,lounge, pa- Earlier in the fall, outdoor suppers by the pool followed by a swim proved happy diver- sions after a day of study. Elected during the first part of October, the Boarders' Council meets periodically to discuss boarders' problems and to plan their social activities. iama parties at St. Margaret's, an occasional shopping tour, or a walk down the valley to the San Diego Mission. ooionss FUNCKE nam and Margery siovef complete ,gigs Yolanda Garcia's disguise while June Tomer as a clown looks f on amused. AFTER IDENTIFYING FRIENDS, boarders become interested in their buffet supper. Upon leaving the dining room, Halloween games in the lounge and a movie complete the evening, CHECKING ENROLLED MEMBER- SHIP of the Apostleship of Pray- er, Karene Lemke, Sodality sec- retary, reads from the official League Register names of recent- ly admitted Associates to Prefect Charlene Borgerding, Moderator Sister Virginia Joseph, Vice-pre- feet Mary Patricia Fitzgerald, and Treasurer Dorothy Lesher. ur dggovlagfy .S?a0nf5oreJ cgpairifua Reviving the Apostleship of Prayer at the first Sodality meeting, September 16, Sodalists were urged to enroll in the local Center, established at the Academy in l894. To facilitate Sodality activities homeroom counselors were appointed: Emma Singh, Mary Ellen Hill, Margery Stover, Mary Caratan, and Linda Snow. By September 23, the various activities of the Sodality had been divided among five committees meeting every Wednesday. September 29 inaugurated Mission Wednesday for weekly sacrifices to- ward class ransoms for the Propagation of the Faith. Honoring Our Lady on the feast of the Holy Rosary, October 7, Sodalists offered the Missa Cantata in the auditorium and participated in the Rosary Procession and Crowning ceremony at the shrine. Not only during October, but every school day, Sodalists honor Our Queen by reciting noon rosary in chapel, As a relaxation after spiritual and business meetings, Sodality Social Committee entertained the student body at the annual Halloween Party, October 28. Sodalists met first deadline in National Stamp Drive, November 3. All attended a Requiem Mass in the Academy chapel, Novem- ber 12, praying for deceased Sodalists, parents, and friends, especially Mother Margaret Mary, former superior and teacher at OLP, Sister Tere- sita, Academy music instructor, and Doctor Ed- ward Buddy, brother of our Bishop. IN THE ABSENCE of Prefect Charlene Borgerding, Vice-Prefect Mary Patricia Fitzgerald crowns Our Lady's statue on the feast of the Most Holy Rosary, October 7. Secretary Karene Lemke placed a Mexican silver rosary in Our Lady's hands. Sodalists renewed their Act of Consecration to our Blessed Mother. DOROTHY LESHER PAUSES before leaving the North Terrace after Rosary Procession. In attendance are flower girls, first and second graders, who assisted at crowning ceremony. MARY PAT FITZGERALD, leader of Our Lady's Committee, is making the small Sodality banners that are given to the classes as a reward for outstanding work. FAITHFUL TO HER weekly duties as chairman of the Eucharistic Committee, Emily Riley prepares the Legion of Decency listings read at the Sodality meetings. APOSTOLIC-MISSIONS COMMITTEE chairman, Beatrix Flourie, busies herself counting stamps for the nationwide contest. PREPARING FOR A social meeting, Bonita Fleetwood, social committee chairman, looks over book of party games for new ideas. RESPONSIBLE FOR THE Sodality bulletin board, Dolores Dowd, chairman of the Literature-Pub- licity Committee, pins up a caption. .fgncl Sociafjdcfivified Sodality motto, "Ad Jesum per Mariam" moti- vates committee activities. Our Lady's Committee pledged themselves during the Marian Year to the daily recitation of the rosary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and the First Saturday Devotion. Other Marian activities are the Scapular Apos- tolate, the celebration of feasts of Our Lady and the Marylike Modesty Crusade. The Eucharistic Committee promotes frequent and daily communion, First Friday Devotion, membership in the Apostleship of Prayer, sup- port of the Legion of Decency, and campaign- ing as the Fighting 69th. ,Miz Social Committee members not only provide entertainment for the monthly social meeting, but help to set up the auditorium for Mass, ar- range flowers and assist with other Sodality duties. Distributing Catholic literature in public places, displaying timely posters, bulletin boards, pamphlets, promoting publicity through Villa a d Southern Cross, as well as care of the Maria rary challenges Literature-Publicity Comm - -' er L U fi X Cooperating with the Society for the Propa- gatian of the Faith, the Apostolic-Missions Com- mittee collects stamps and monetary sacrifices for the Missions as well as food and clothing for the poor. GUESS WHO? THE two-faced creature iFloradel Greenl and Jimmy Durante II I i ' Garcial were awarded first and second prizes. SODALISTS TOAST PHOTOGRAPHER as their picture is snapped. J- A Y , ,, ,q , mh i , . 'nw ....f-P' SPECULATING WHETHER THE Ink Trophy will again be ours in 1955 are Elinor Mandolf, treasurer, Margery Welle, secretary, Barbara Von, physical education instructor, Sister Margaret Leo, GAA moderator, Jacklyn Kerkhoff, vice-president, and Dolores Dowd, president. gum cz... 42. UNDER THE CAPTAINSHIP of Yolanda Contreras lholding the volleyballl, the varsity suffered only one defeat, Margery Welle istanding leftl, Jacklyn Kerkhoff, Do- lores Dowd, Floradel Green, Joan St. Martin, Juliette Cum- mins, Mary Anne Johnson, Jane Hersey lseated leftl, Dolores Funcke, Beatrix Flou- rie, Yolanda Contreras, Eileen Dibos, Petrina Ferrari, Linda Snow, and Mary Arnold. Under the able leadership of Do- lores Dowd, president, Jackie Kerk- hoff, vice-president, Margie Welle, secretary, and Elinor Mandolf, treas- urer, the first meeting of the Girls' Athletic Association was held Oc- tober 6. During the meeting, tryouts were held for varsity cheer-leaders with Rachel Murguia, Frances Rich- ardson, and Bonita Fleetwood taking top honors. For each GAA activity performed, a certain number of points is awarded. The girls with the most points receive either letters, numer- als, or sweaters at the end of the year. Assisting the GAA officers dur- ing l954-55 are sports commission- ers Yolanda Contreras ishuffle- boardl, Beverly Wahl lping-pongl, Joan St. Martin itether balll, Jane Hersey ibasketballl, Linda Snow itennisl, Ana Aldrete tbadmintonl, Dolores Funcke lswimmingl and Mary Ann Johnson ivolleyballl. em, eamo PREPARING TO SHOOT for a basket, Jane Hersey fixes her eyes on her target. BEVERLY WAHL GATHERS up paddles and net, hoping to find a challenger for her unbroken record. YOLANDA CONTRERAS ARRANGES necessary equipment while getting ready to display her skills at the game. HOLDING THE BALL at arm's length, Joan St. Martin starts off the game with one of her powerful serves. n - f .or -,w A - uuu11uuuuuuunuuns1,r- eniorfi jbee ime 6Aamlai0nd Sister Margaret Leo and the GAA officers chose members of the varsity volleyball team with Yolanda Contreras captain of this mighty crew. Due to their teamwork, good sportsman- ship, and cooperation, OLP sang the song of victory throughout 1954 volleyball season. The first interschool game, November 8, was played at Rosary High resulting in an OLP triumph, 15-12, 15-13. On the campus, intermural games caused ,Z . Q2 if-NX lively competition among the classes revealing the seniors as undefeated champions. Frosh gained the first victory of the year by defeat- ing the iuniors 15-3, 15-11. Sophs fell victim of scoring seniors by a tally of 15-7, 15-6, but rallied the next week to chalk up 15-13, 15-8, 15-11 against the iuniors. Seniors finished off the freshmen, 15-12, 15-10, and landed a final blow to the juniors with the scoreboard reading 15-6, 15-11. t-- t fy READY T0 RELAY one of Rosary High's powerful serves, is Jackie Kerkoff as Juliette Cummins Ileftl, Linda Snow, and Floradel Green wait expectantly at the inter-school volleyball game between Rosary and the Academy at Rosary's court. KEEPING SCORE AT one of the many volleyball games played on campus, Mary Ann Johnson ileftl smiles approvingly as she chalks up seniors' score. BADMINTON ENTHUSIAST ANA Aldrete offers stiff competition to her classmates. ALREADY AN ACTIVE tennis star in San Diego County, Linda Snow heads the tennis department at the Academy. DOLORES FUNCKE, SWIMMING commissioner is returning from a plunge in the Academy pool. Queen Conceived With- out Sin, we endeovored to be mindful of The presence of your Divine Son in all our Second Quarter proiecfs, both work ond ploy. 1 I 9? I , . FMR 2. Z2 w if fx.. -ff, KR 41. A w,.1,,..:1 -f,,... V,.. .A K , . ....,, ,M .,,,.,,. , R .. ,..N,...,, " 5 iii - 4.5 . S5 S , I I if 'I 'T l,.1Ql FATHER WALSH MURRAY converses with Sodality Prefect Charlene Borgerding in the auditorium following his lecture on the Im- maculate Conception. WEARING WHITE GOWNS with blue stoles, the Verse Choir forms the foreground for the Lady of America tableau. America lKarene Lemkel addresses the Blessed Mother lKathleen Kennedyl, asking Our Lady to protect her country in time of ioy and strife. AT THE LEFT, Kathleen portrays Our Lady of the Assumption. ageanf CAM0! ur avian ear "Glory of Our People," Sunday, November 21, marked the formal closing of the Marian Year at OLP. Reverend James Walsh, S.J., visited the Academy the next day to speak to the girls on the subiect of the Immaculate Con- ception. Thanksgiving Eve, Christopher Lynch, Irish tenor, pre- sented his first concert in San Diego in the Academy audi- torium. To celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Span- ish students dramatized "Bluebeard" in Spanish, Wednes- day, December 15. Enacted by senior dramatists, "The Shepherd's Star" was presented December 19. Background music was rendered by the Glee Club while a procession of students and guests through the grounds singing Christmas carols closed the evening. Gay parties in classrooms preceded Christmas vacation, December 21. Second Quarter activities for ASB were climaxed by Father-Daughter Night, January 18. if Hs.: We T .al 1, .. , 24 5 l00l'l50I"Q6! C0l'lCQI"f Cty, CIJLCQ Shortly after the opening of the second quarter, com- bined drama classes and Glee Club presented "Glory of Our People," a pageant written by the novices at St. Mary's Academy, Los Angeles. Directed by Sister Aileen Francis and Mrs. Marguerite Mather, the program comprised table- aux, Glee Club selections, and the theme carried by the Verse Choir, formally closing the Marian Year. Appropriately, the next day, Father Walsh Murray, of Christ the King parish, explained the dogma of the Immacu- late Conception. Music lovers gathered in the Academy auditorium, No- vember 24, to hear Christopher Lynch, lrish tenor, sing many of their favorite songs, both lrish folk songs and classical selections. Traditionally, students of Spanish honor Our Lady of Guadalupe each year on her feast, December 12. With the entire dialogue in Spanish, this year's class presented the comedy, "Bluebeard," followed by Christmas carols sung in Spanish. After the rush of the holiday season had subsided, Acad- emisses were hostesses to their fathers, January 18. After a volleyball game between the Varsity and Dads with a score of 21-15, Dads defeated by their more agile opponents, refreshments preceded an evening of dancing. CHRISTOPHER LYNCH INTERPRETS an lrish ballad, a highlight of his OLP concert. fate of her predecessors, administered by Bluebeard lAnne Kanet when saved by her brother KDorothy Lesherl . xi WIFE IMARIE PRlNOSl is about to meet the f FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS enioy refresh- ? ments in the lounge after the volleyball game. WALTZING WI'fH THEIR fathers, ASB presi- dent Gail Graham and Charlene Borgerding, Sodality prefect, open the evening of dancing. ARCHANGEL GABRIEL lFIoradeI Greenl, appears to the Blessed Virgin lCatherine Irvinel, at the Annunciation. DIRECTING THE SHEPHERDS to Bethlehem the Archangel Gabriel iFloradel Greenl speaks to them through a vision. C I Ql'll0l" l"Cl,l'l'lCl,flffl5, e C Academy students held their traditional Christmas play and candlelight K procession Sunday, December I9. "The Shepherd's Star," a miracle play, written by Janet Katherine Smith, was presented by the senior drama class I at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. Glee club selections provided background music for the scenes. Following the dramatization, carolers formed a procession ig which moved through the grounds. Pausing at the circle drive, senior members of the Glee club sang "O Holy Night" from the balcony of the administra- tion building. SINGING BETWEEN SCENES and providing background music of the Christmas play, the Glee Clu takes vocal honors for the evening. New black and white taffela Glee Club dresses were worn for t first time. E 4' 3 , 'x V,- Aw 1 a pf-. 1 . , fi msg -, .W .V,,wzgehaa1,:xnm-1.+g,rzue3mtwS:siaw-- 1+ Az 2wfffSwf-wf , Q W . .,,1 I IL 5 ref Jf ,, 1, f 5 i 5,2 K f Y Avyl ily!" axe! f- K' I A if 2,1 f 12,4 L , f f f ' ' ,R I ' 4' , YQ, ' 1:1 ' . ,, -1. SENIOR THERESA BALSAMO Ileftl, looks very pleased with her gift while Marie Esther Valle watches Shirley Blakely, Jean Muelbach, Colleen Fox, and Joan Hene- hen exchange theirs at the Christmas party of the senior class. PAUSING AFTER ERECTING the Christmas crib in their homeroom are iuniors Joeann Collura Ileftl, Sylvia Reyes, Marguerite Bugley, Rosemary Malanga, Veronica Godfrey, Sylvia Robinson, and Patricia Raymond lbackgroundl . DURING SOPH CHRISTMAS festivities Norma Valverde Ileftl, amuses classmates Rosemary Jones, Della Daniel, Helen Hardman, Ewania Reynolds, and Elvia Duran with one of her characteristic stories which apparently receive unanimous approval. Cfafmed, goarderd The Christmas spirit came to OLP with all its gayety when the class parties were held, December 20. Strains of "Silent Night" could be heard from 95-l,while a iitterbug contest provided entertainment for 9S-2. Juniors enioyed their beautiful Christmas tree while they had refreshments of hot choco- late and cookies, and exclamations of sur- prise could be heard from the sophs as they opened their gifts. As the senior's room wouldn't seem right without their class color, red bulbs on the tree reflected the excite- ment of their party. As a surprise from the faculty, the student body was shown the movie "Come to the Stable" to climax the day. PASSING OUT GIFTS and balloons are 95-1 frosh Sondra French Ileftl, Elaine Fuelling, Nancy Dunn, Marilou Gootee, Patricia Brader, and Rosa de la Mora Ikneelingl before the class took part in holiday celebrations. SMILING THEIR APPROVAL to Rosemarie Wantuch's choice of one of the latest bop records are frosh Jean Peck Ileftl, Diane Berry, Betty Lou Galvin, Linda Carlin, and Anne Emerson at the Christmas party for 95-2. lf anyone tells you that life at a boarding school is nothing but study, OLP boarders will be sure to answer differently. One of the first places visited during the second quarter was the zoo which proved to be especially interesting to senior biology stu- mas party was a highlight of the year when high school boarders arrived at the lounge in formals ready to take part in the holiday fes- tivity. And Santa himself was the guest of honor that night as he distributed gifts, not only to the girls, but also to the Sisters. dents. Expert hikers were discovered when Sister Margaret Leo thought it would be fun to at walk to one of the downtown theaters. Al- though it took a little longer than driving, every- one agreed that it was a great idea. The Christ- ASSURING SANTA THAT they had been good O all year are Theresa Kenneally lleftl, Cecilia Manush, Teresa Hart, Barbara Bate, Ana 1 Maria and Martha Gladys Palamo, with Olivia and Leticia Zaragoza lseatedl iust before gifts were distributed at the Christmas party. njogecl Clrififmcw "'TWAS THE NIGHT before Christmas . . . " and boarders lseated, leftl Sharon Ahlstrom, Angela Boria, Carolina Elias, Ana Aldrete, Susan Crosby, ltop, leftl Petrina Ferrari, Margery Stover, Yolanda Garcia, Karen Chauncey, Colleen Chauncey, and Aurora Naiar are seen preparing for Saint Nick. FORMALLY ATTIRED HIGH school boarders lbelowl are seen at Saint Catherine's dining room before dinner which preceded their Christmas party in the lounge, December I7. -ntl I SOJCLEJ td flgage The second quarter began with a note of sadness when the death of Father Stanislaus Derwinski, former religion instructor at OLP, was announced. Academy girls attended the funeral services held at the Cathedral to say their final farewell to a wonderful priest and a good friend. in Clzriafmad rojecfd, The student body celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception with a novena of Masses in the auditorium previous to the feast. On December 8, Our Holy Father, Pope Pius XII, officially closed the Marian Year in Rome. With Christmas came a new fever of activity. Sodalists sent gaily decorated shoeboxes filled with candy and toys to the poor children in Tiiuana and in Christ the King parish. Grammar school girls helped out by wrapping large car- tons filled with canned goods and other food in colorful Christmas paper. With the motto, "Keep Christ in Christmas," Sodalists took up the apostolic work of selling lovely religious Christmas cards. PAUSING ON CHRISTMAS Eve before leaving for the Marine Base to sing midnight Mass are Sandra Bellamy ifore- groundl, Soniia Sanders, Eleanor Salcido, Beverly Snow, Jane Hersey, Judy Marciniak, and Joanne Monson, and lbackgroundl Mario Bugley, and Patricia Anderson. INVITED INTO THE parlors for refreshments after caroling on the grounds, seniors Mary Beth Harrigan lleftl, Maren Moser, Gail Graham, Mary Ellen Voigt and Mildred Sanders pause to serenade the Sisters. ANA ALDRETE lLEFTI, Sandra Bellamy, Mary Elizabeth Preston, Angela Boria, Karen Chauncey, and Susan Crosby compare ideas for decorating their Christmas boxes for the poor. PACKING BOXES FILLED with food for the poor are Mary Ellen Hill lkneelingl, Amelita Osornio, Rachel Murguia, Margery Stover, Colleen Chauncey lstandingl, and Yolanda Contreras. fr' . .- . fifisil? , . "F ' I i cms. elf., A . -.cf ,- , In O A 1. 5 Er g . . . X 1' - ' I' 4 , . 'I , ,Q ' ' 4 V W lr. , A Qt KNEELING BEFORE THE Blessed Sacrament to recite their Act of Consecra- tion, Sandra Bellemy, Margaret Hunt, Patricia Holloway, Emily Riley, Mary Ellen Hill, Mary O'Neill and Therese Graham pledge themselves to be active and faithful members of the Fighting 69th. MEMBERS OF OUR Lady's Committee Irightl, Karene Lemke, Louise Myers, and Mary Jane Tiernan dress dolls to be sent to poor children. f LJ J PLANNING THEIR NEXT bulletin board, the Literature and Publicity committee, I' rd Eleanor Salcido, Patricia Mulcahy, Sheila Dawson, and Dorothy Lesher X, sketch their ideas on the blackboard. I I db 4:55 ommiffee .xdcfiuified During the second quarter, Sodalists were of- fered many opportunities to do charitable works. Girls showed their true generosity by giving of their time and money at Christmas. Christmas boxes and food forthe poor lightened the pocket- books, but caroling and singing ot midnight Mass for the service men eased the heart. ln an effort to stem the tide of ever-increasing sins against the sixth and ninth commandments, generous girls pledged themselves to the ideals of the Fighting 69th. Meanwhile, Inner Circle members of the various committees put in many hours of their spare time promoting the love and devotion of Our Lady by their apostolic works. WHILE OUTLINING THE entertainment for coming social meetings Anne Kane, Jean Weber, Evelyn Olson, and Margarita Wal- lace smile to themselves in anticipation of the fun they are planning. M. PARTICIPATING IN THE fashion show the girls gained valuable experi- ence in the art of model- ing. Demonstrating their technique are sophomore Colette Paderewski lleftl, and fourth grade Mary Hicklin. MISS MOLLY MORSE ileftl, KFMB radio moderator, described the fashions for the Alumnae fashion show, with students Colette Paderewski lleftl, Mary Jane Tiernan, June Tomer, Patricia Tiernan, Margo Hanley, Dolores Funcke, and Karene Lemke modeling. lfl,l'l'Llfl6Le 61,411 dl" CQIQCZLLCJQLJ SLOW Prior to their business meeting September 28, the Alumnae Association leaders made plans to form a council comprising one member from each class from 1905 to the present as a means to keep alumnae informed of activities. First date on the social calendar was a card party held October 9, serv- ing to re-unite former and welcome new members, while also raising funds for a scholarship to Mount St. Mary's to be given to a deserving member of the class of '55. Commemorating its fiftieth anniversary, the Alumnae Association, under the supervision of president Mrs. Gladys lmpastato, presented a fashion show, January 26. Mrs. G. L. Willard- son, owner of the Peter Pan Shop, sponsored the show ,with KFMB radio moderator, Miss Molly Morse, describing the fashions. Academy stu- dents modeled the pre-school and school, cas- ual and dressy styles, with a "Springtime" theme. Adding to the entertainment, Mary Ellen Voigt and Juliette Cummins rendered piano se- lections during the program and intermissions. DISCUSSING PLANS FOR the Day of Recollection the Alumnae officers Mrs. Carl Schaniel, treasurer, Mrs, Jerry Monahan, council member, and Mrs. Caspar lmpastato, president, meet in Administration Building parlors. AS KATHLEEN KEN- NEDY, iunior prexy, officially crowns Jean Weber Miss OLP Lonnie Springer, .lean's escort, smiles approvingly, J o a n Douthitt llefti, and Valerie Seiler wait to present their gifts to the Queen. CHATTING IN THE foyer after the cor- onation are Mildred Sanders lleftl , Thad Q.. Dickison, Patricia Mulcahy, Bill Hes- Ar? BEFORE LEAVING THE Academy after her performance Miss Louise Hickey, solo dramatist lleftl, pauses with her sister to talk with Sister Robertine. Iington, Margaret Farrell, Howard Nel- son, Floradel Green, and Dan Hueck. Highlighting the activities of the third quar- ter, sponsored by the ASB, was the annual semi-formal dance honoring Miss OLP. As usual the junior class directed the popular- ity contest won by senior Jean Weber to fi- nance the Junior-senior Prom in May. ln the latter part of February, Miss Louise Hickey, solo-dramatist, entertained the girls with her interpretation of "Life With Father." Very Reverend James T. Booth, Chancellor of the San Diego Diocese ioined the staff at the Academy, teaching iunior and senior religion once a week. Each English class chose panelists to rep- resent it in the Book Tournament each dis- cussing famous literary work before faculty and student body. gnferfaine 3 ff? 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Defeating Rosary High School, I5-12, I5-13, Regina Coeli Acacfemy, I5-I3, I5-9, I5-3, and Cathedral High School I6-I4, I5-O, I5-5, they bowed on to St. Mary's Academy's "Belles" in Los Angeles, who tallied the score to I5-IO, 9-15, and I5-3. Plaudits also go to the senior class volleyball team who were victori- ous in all their inter-mural games completing the third straight year as champions. A GAA-sponsored party, January 12, gave skaters a chance to prove their ability, with only a few bruises and blisters resulting. AA9Af:5,.SZafin9, ri REB f ,,,l LEAVING FOR LOS Angeles to compete in a traditional volleyball game with St. Mary's Academy, members of the varsity and loyal supporters of Villa Montemar are accompanied by Sister Mary Claire, Sister Margaret Leo, Sister Aileen Francis, and Sister Mary Lawrence. FATHER JAMES T. BOOTH, JCD, who gives instructions on marriage for the sen- iors, answers ques- tions for Mary Ellen Voigt, Catherine lr- vine, Patricia Mul- cahy, and Reita Morey before class on Wednesday morn- ing. e come M i ion Cgnftfrucfor, cilefcl HUA journamenf pregminaried First on the agenda for the ASB during the third quarter was the semi-formal "Springtime in Paris" sponsored by the iunior class on Fri- day, February l8, to honor Miss OLP, Jean Weber. On Monday, February 28, the girls heard Miss Louise Hickey, solo-dramatist, present the play, "Life With Father." Performing with students from other Catholic high schools, seniors Louise Myers and Mary Jo Norman represented the Academy on March 5-6 in Father John R. Aherne's production, "Bar- SOPHOMORE PAN- ELISTS, MARTHA Moreno lleftl, Mar- gery Stover, Bertha Herrero, and Sue Adkins are pictured discussing "The Cho- sen," while rehears- ing for the Book Tournament held in the fourth quarter. Under the capable leadership of Bertha this group took first place in the com- petition. retts of Wimpole Street." Eleven girls from the Academy attended the second annual Teen-Age Traffic Safety Con- ference, Friday, March 25, in Balboa Park. Winning many prizes in the Science Fair, Cathedral auditorium, for Catholic schools on Sunday, March 27, were iunior and senior stu- dents from the Academy. From March 28 to April l the annual celebra- tion of Vocation Week took place, featuring speakers and a dramatic presentation. ROBERT BROWNING Uohn Hutchinsonl speaks to his invalid lady-love, Elizabeth Barrett iLouise Myersl after she has written to him concerning her deep admiration of his poetry. Elizabeth's sisters Arabel lstanding, Anne Collinsl, and Henrietta iMary Jo Normanl sympathize with her after she decided to marry Robert Browning against her father's wishes. pfagff 6l,l"LQ6! QLJQPUCLIQCQ6 Students of Cathedral, Regina Coeli, Rosary, St. Augustine, and Our Lady of Peace partici- pated in the "Barretts of Wimpole Street," pro- duced and directed by the Reverend John R. Aherne, OSA. The play, written by Rudolf Be- seir, took place in St. Augustine's gymnasium March 5-6, originally intended to mark Catholic Press Month. Heading the cast of the love story of Vic- torian poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, was Louise Myers lAcademyl who portrayed Elizabeth Barrett. Others in the play included John Hutchinson lSaintsl, Robert Browning, Mary Jo Norman lAcademyl, Hen- rietta Barrett, Anne Collins iRegina Coelil, Arabel Barrett, Richard Corbin lSaintsl, Doctor Chambers, Beverly Johnson lRosaryl, Wilson, the maid, and Julia Hiorth iCathedrall, Bella, Elizabeth's cousin. Through correspondence, Miss Barrett fell in love with the poet, Robert Browning. Elizabeth's possessive father, jealous of her growing love, selfishly placed seemingly insurmountable ob- stacles in the lovers' path. He forbade his daughter to marry Robert, but she chose to dis- regard his wishes and become Mrs, Robert Browning. wart. .f .LL fix? f 5 L Q .1 li pea QP5 Ql0lCt0 demy students officially commemorated Vocation Week arch 28-April I, although earlier during the semester also heard speakers on the various walks of life. C- ther Rice, superintendent of San Diego Catholic Schools, tfgldilsg student body Wednesday, March I6, of the need for more religious vocations and showed the film, "God's Career Women." Picturing college life at Mount Saint Mary's College for the entire student body, Mary Barton spoke on Monday, January 31. On Tuesday, March 8, graduates from the. Academy: Vir- ginia Rodee, Carol Farrell, and Beverly O'Connor answered questions about the San Diego College for Women. Explaining "The Career Woman," the girls heard attorney- at-Iaw, Miss Josephine Irving, on Monday, March 28. Visited on Tuesday by Dr. Anita Figueredo, M.D., students enioyed her resume of the duties of a wife and mother. On Wednesday Sister Rose Bernard, director of vocations for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, showed slides depicting the activities of religious, afterwards answering many questions. Closing the week's celebration, freshmen and sophomore drama students presented the vocation play, "What Shall I Be?" MRS. MARGUERITE MATHER pauses with her friend, Miss Josephine Irving, after Miss lrving's address to Academy girls on "The Career Woman." DR. ANITA FIGUERADO, M.D., answers the question of Margaret Hunt, fol- lowing her explanation of "Family Relations," during Vocation Week, FOLLOWING HER DESCRIPTION of college life and activities at Mount St. Mary's, Mary Barton discusses school publications with VILLA editor, Sara Weinstock lleftl and ASB president, Gail Graham. SISTER ROSE BERNARD spoke at the Academy on Wednesday, illustrating her vocation talk with slides on various phases of religious life. SISTER AILEEN FRANCIS seems as interested as seniors Floradel Green Ileftl, Mary Jo Norman, Margaret Farrell, and Patricia Mulcahy, in asking visitors Beverly O'Connor, Virginia Rodee, and Carol Farrell questions about the San Diego College for Women. FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE drama students are shown lon opposite pagel in the final scene of their play, "What Shall I Be?" climaxing Voca- tion Week observance. 1' or fr. S Mae" kv MONSIGNOR HURD, JUNIOR- senior retreat master, pauses here with s o d al ity officers, Dorothy Lesher, Charlene Bor- gerding, Mary Pat Fitzgerald, and Karene Lemke. FATHER ANDERSON, who con- ducted the retreat for the fresh- men and sophomores, illustrates a point on the blackboard, dur- ing the retreat. ACADEMISSES RELAX BETWEEN confer- ences to reflect upon 'ff' what has been said by the retreat mas- ter, making applica- X tion to their lives and actions. The beautiful North Ter- I race of the Academy provides one of sev- eral places where a retreatant may go to find peace and H quiet. kzfreafd Wnacle, .Aug mm! ecfion Each year Academy students make a three- day retreat so they may have time and quiet to examine their spiritual lives. Right Reverend Monsignor Franklin F. Hurd conducted the upperclassmen's retreat, cen- tering his discussions around "Christlike Sanc- tity." As retreat master for the freshmen and sophomores, Reverend James R. Anderson chose as a theme, Christian responsibility to oneself and to others. Father also conducts weekly religion classes for the underclassmen. OLP Alumnae Association held its annual day of recollection and election of officers March l3. Miss Patricia Henehan, '52, suc- ceeded Mrs. Gladys lmpastato, '41, as presi- dent. SISTER AILEEN FRANCIS congratulates newly elected Alumnae officers, Mrs. June Kennedy ileftl, first vice-president, Miss Patricia Henehan, president, and Mrs. Virginia Burgoyne, treasurer, elected after their annual day of recollection con- ducted by Reverend Vincent McGarvey, OSA. .S706!6tA6t:5, pl"0I'l'l0teI"5 g,l'll"0f QC! During the third quarter, the Sodality spon- sored a mental prayer contest as one of its proiects. Prayers were written during English class, with Sister Virginia Joseph, Sodality mod- erator, acting as iudge. Members of the Apostolic Committee com- pleted the stations of the Cross for the mile walk-redwood shrines for meditation. Twelve girls were received as promoters into the League of the Sacred Heart, February l8, with Monsignor Owen Hannon, diocesan direc- tor of the Apostleship of Prayer, officiating. The Lenten "Daily Six" and annual retreats kept Sodalists spiritually active all through St. Joseph's month of March. Class ransoms of pagan babies reached a fine record, iuniors leading with twelve to their credit. After studying the privileges and require- ments for a Sodalist, sixteen girls were received by .Reverend Walsh Murray, S.J., Annunciation Day. Forty girls made the trip to Los Angeles March 19, to see Cathleen Muehlebach .'54 lSister Catherine Cecelial and Anne Whitlock '54 lSister Catherine Agnesl receive their hab- its and religious names. Sister Donald Marie lNanette Anderson '52i pronounced her first vows. The stamp drive was brought to an official close April l, with 95-1 high school winner, and individual prizes going to senior Colleen Fox and freshman Sandra Bellamy. MONSIGNOR OWEN HANNON, director of Apostleship of Prayer in the diocese, raises twelve So- dalists to the rank of promoters in the League of the Sacred Heart. SIXTEEN NEW SODALISTS return to their places after being re- ceived into the Sodality by Rev- erend J. Walsh Murray, S.J., March 25. Sponsors lin pewsi wore the new navy nylon chapel veils. In publishing one issue of the VILLA each month, the staff followed a "split- second" schedule. On Wednesday, two weeks prior to the distribution date, page editors Jacklyn Kerkhoff, Pat Thompson, Kathleen Kennedy, and Elinor Mandolf met with adviser Sister Carmela and editor-in-chief Sara Anne Weinstock to plan the paper and draw the "dummies," maps of each page. After the word count was computed, assistants received their assignments and began the actual writing. Copy went to the printer on Monday, a week before publication. The staff received two sets of proofs: galleys, corrected and pasted onto the dummies, and page proofs. After completion, Joan Douthitt and Mary Pat Fitzgerald, circulation staff, gave copies to faculty members and students, as well as supervising wrapping and mailing to paid subscribers, exchange, and public relations. Karene Lemke and Margie Welle, in charge of business, sent each advertiser a VILLA. After a week of well deserved rest, the staff began again the planning of the next issue. H written. PREPARING THE VILLA for mailing are Mary Pat Fitz gerald lleftl, Joan Douthitt, Margery Welle and Karene Lemke, Page editors lbelowl, together with assistants, plan page layouts and assign articles to be PATRICIA CROWLEY VILLA MONTEMAR editor llefti discusses with Paula Stuffler, Joanne Mantuch, Bonita Fleetwood Charlene Borgerding, Susanne Ryan, and Gail Graham during class, the problems which face the staff In preparing their 112-page annual. After talking over details, each girl carries out the special work assigned to her, Launching a new method of producing their annual, VILLA MONTE- MAR '55 staff, under the direction of Sister Carmela, began work on the OLP annual with Mirro-Graphic Yearbooks of Glendale. Early in the fall Mr. Robert D. Hopkins, representative from Mirro-Graphic, visited the staff and explained the lithography process used by his company. Deadlines were set up for the monthly collection of pho- tographs, copy, and art work. Annual class, conducted Monday through Friday at second period, gave staff members time to prepare material for publication. After naming Patricia Crowley, editor-in-chief, Gail Graham, asso- ciate editor, Joanne Wantuch and Charlene Borgerding, copy and photography editors, Susanne Ryan, business manager, and Paula Stuffler and Bonita Fleetwood, art editors, Sister, together with the staff chose the Queenship of Our Lady as the theme for VILLA MONTEMAR '55. Qu:-.fdllidfea Basketball try-outs, the choosing of the bas- ketball varsity and class teams, and the actual playing of the games occupied much of the athletic program for the third quarter. A new system was used this year for selecting the varsity: class teams were chosen first, with members voting for the varsity. Miss Barbara Von, gym teacher, announced the results at the GAA meeting. ln intra-mural games the seniors conquered the frosh 55-48, February 24, Juniors emerged victorious over the sophomores in their March 7 game with a score of 48-31. The sophomores joolf .jwlonorfg also bowed to the freshmen 60-25, on March 13. Seniors proved stronger than the soph- omores March 21, with a final score of 46-14. Frosh overtook the iuniors, April 4, 36-18. The varsity captured honors in their victory over Rosary High, 34-24, March 28. Sportsminded academisses with 150 GAA points enioyed a trip to the Laguna Mountains, February 5. Dressed appropriately, girls board- ed the chartered bus early Saturday morning, for a ride to the mountains and a day of sled- ding and taking pictures of their friends' antics playing in the snow. f--'H-., , ACADEMY VARSITY BASKET- BALL members include Juliette Cummins llefti, Evelyn Olsen, co-captains Beatrix Flourie and Jane Hersey, Jackie Kerkhoff, and Linda Snow. DURING THE FIELD day sports program at San Diego College for Women, the varsity found that Rosary provided stiff com- petition, but the Academy emerged the victors of the bas- ketball game and tied with Rosary for final honors. its qu-'l"F""""' YOLANDA CONTERAS and Dolores Funcke team together for a tennis doubles match at San Diego College for Women. ACADEMY VARSITY CHEERLEADERS, Rachel Murguia ileftl, Bonita Fleetwood, and Frances Richardson cheer spectators and urge the players on to victory. 1 V ,sg . Nw snow-lovers, Paula Stuffler ileftl, ll' Jusr FINISHING the snowman are N Lillia Singh, and Theresa Balsamo. V V AFTER A DAY filled with fun Anne Kane, Paula Stuffler, Jean Weber, Jane Hersey, and Patricia Holloway board the bus for the ride back to school. San Diego College for Women sponsored a field day sports program, March 26, with all four Catholic girls' schools participating in volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, and tennis. Varsity cheerleaders urged players on to victory not only in this event, but also in all their basketball and volleyball endeavors. The GAA-sponsored snow party was a huge success with all those taking part enioying a day of sledding, building snow men, and friendly snow-fights. 0ll,l'I'lQg86! fo Snowy Clgundd 'K .ik xx Queen Assumed into Heaven, whose life work culminated with your glorious Coronation, may our efforts of the Fourth Quarter con- tribute to our winning the crown of eternal life. W 9 ff Fourth Quarter HONOR ROLL AND ASB pins are awarded each quarter by ASB president, Gail Graham during the ASB meeting. Girls seated on the platform are those to whom awards are given, pins to be worn on their uniforms during the following quarter. e earnecfjdrfd of Soda! living Opening ASB activities for the fourth quar- ter, the Glee Club presented the operetta "Martha," April l6-l7 in the Academy audi- torium. Panels selected during the third quarter, par- ticipated in the first annual Book Tournament, April 20. "Look Sunward Angel," written and directed by Father John R. Aherne, OSA, was enacted May 6-7-8 by seniors from the Academy and sua-an Saint Augustine's. As a farewell to the seniors, the iunior class presented the Junior-senior Prom, Friday, May 27, at the Town and Country Club. June 6 was Graduation Day for the seniors of '55. The day began with Holy Mass, followed by breakfast given by the freshmen, and in the late afternoon on the North Terrace the seniors bid their last farewells. X gd -fl G1 0 Htl DURING STUDY-CLASS, Acad- emy girls may be seen using the library to prepare their re- lowing day. search assignments for the fol- JOAN ST, MARTIN lleftl, and Jolsephine Celiceo admire the prizes they won in the magazine subscription drive to spread Catholic literature and to raise funds for the House of Studies in Los Angeles. RED CROSS REPRESENTATIVES Martha McCarthy lleftl, Mary Jane Tier- man, Patricia Thompson, Maren Moser, Margaret and Patricia Long discuss the next activity planned for the Academy. Many activities sponsored by the Academy help the girls learn how to work together, forming good citizens of tomorrow by group endeavor. Students participated in the "Catholic Di- gest" subscription drive for the House of Studies in Los Angeles. Meeting to discuss iuvenile traffic problems, ten from the Academy attended the Teen-Age Traffic Safety Conference at Balboa Park. Respecting the rights of others when co- operating with the library and cafeteria staffs teaches Academisses to appreciate what others do to help them. Pupils successfully supporting school activ- ities and maintaining a high academic stand- ing are awarded Honor Roll or ASB pins in recognition of their work each quarter at the ASB assembly. AFTER ATTENDING THE Teen- Age Traffic Safety Conference, representatives Karene Lemke lstanding, leftl, Margaret Far- rell, Louise Myers, Linda Snow, Valerie Seiler, Patricia Miller, Beverly Snow, Jacklyn Kerk- hoff, Floradel Green lseatedl, and Sara Weinstock talk over the results of the meeting. A FAMILIAR SCENE in the cafe- teria where the girls may have the benefit of a hot lunch any school day. 1- NANCY LEVELYN OLSENl comforts Lady Harriet lMildred Sandersl in her plight of boredom. Other ladies of the court gather in the garden to look on sympathetically. MRS. MARGUERITE MATHER applies make-up with a skillful hand to Mildred Sanders. u 6lI"fACL M Playing a two-night run in the Academy audi- torium, April I6-17, the three-act operetta, "Martha," recounted the adventures of a Lady of the Court who decided a serving maid's life was far happier than hers. Traveling incognito to Richmond Fair, Lady Har- riet lMildred Sandersl and her loyal friend, Nancy lEvelyn Olsenl, assume the names "Martha" and "Betsy Ann." Due to a series of mishaps, Martha and Betsy find themselves engaged by Plunket l.lane Herseyl and Lionel lJean Weberl, two wealthy farmers, to work for one year. Their escape and pursuit prove that crime does not pay, and a bargain made is a bargain binding! One of the Academy's best and most ambitious musical endeavors, the cast was under the direction of Sister Aileen Francis lmusicl, Mrs. Marguerite Mather ldramal, Mrs. Bliss Stribling ldancingl, and Sister Mary Lawrence lscenery, costumes, and pro- gramsl. tl X DRAMA omscron, MRS. X Marguerite Mather, gives pointers as she reheorses lines with operetta cast. DEMONSTRATING DANCE STEPS to be used in a fox- hunt number in "Martha," is Mrs. Bliss Stribling lleftl, dancing teacher. AT RICHMOND FAIR in the operetto "Martha," are Mildred Sanders as Martha, Jean Weber lLionelt Evelyn Olsen lNancyl, and Jane Hersey lPlunketl, Peasants and court members look on as their ioy gives place to song. SQOKALUQJL :IDOL sSDlfLl'llfU6l,I" ,7 Realistically portraying one ofthe most interesting phases of the Catholic literary revival during the Victorian era, seniors from the Academy and Saint Augustine's presented the three-act drama, "Look Sunward, Angel," written and directed by Reverend John R. Aherne, OSA, May 6, 7, and 8. Unfolding the life of Alice Meynell lEvelyn Olsenl, the play captures the leader of the Victorian renaissance at the height of her influence. At the opening, the Meynells are entertaining some of the more illustrious members of their literary circle: Oscar Wilde iDavid Farrelll, Francis Thompson lTom Raunerl, and Coventry Patmore lVince Learnardl. Later Alice, through flashbacks, recalls the turning points of her life which include the days spent with her family and the first meeting with her husband, Wilfred Uohn Hutchin- sonl. BEFORE DRESS REHEARSAL Evelyn Ol- sen receives last minute instructions from Father Aherne for recording lines recalling highlights of the past in Alice MeyneIl's life. MR. THOMPSON, Alice's father, iVic- tor Buono, seated leftl, reads a favo- rite poem to Francis Thompson lThomas Raunerl, while Alice Mey- nell iEvelyn Olsenl and her husband Wilfred lJohn Hutchinsonl correct the galleys for the next issue of their "Merrie England," Showing early and precocious interest in creative writing, Viola lTheresa Hart, centerl reads her essay on their famous mother to Monica lMarsha Adkins, leftl and Olivia lBarbaranne Tuckerl. in 'Q f 3 elf 5 M loaivf jnigufe fo Our ofacly 0 LJ. lt, QBLD n jeadf 0 er Queend ilo Reverend Joseph Gallagher, USN chaplain, welcomed a choir of thirty girls who arrived by bus to chant the Mass of the Pre-sanctified at l:3O p.m., Good Friday at the Naval Station. Again on Easter Sunday a choir of fifteen iourneyed to sing Mass at the Navy base. Senior Mary Ellen Voigt accompanied the High Mass on the organ. Sister Virginia Joseph, Sodality moderator, directed the girls on both occasions. Seniors were happy that the feast of their patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, was chosen for the April Sodality Mass. Student body members attended a High Mass on the North Terrace at 8 a.m. May 3l, followed by a breakfast in the cafeteria. Later in the day high school classes and grammar grades assembled on the tennis courts to form the living Rosary in honor of Our Blessed Mother. Sodality committee members were chosen to carry banners, symbolizing the decades. Reciting the rosary, students proceeded along Oregon Street Circle Drive and North Terrace where they paused to sing hymns of to Our Lady. Then continuing to the Point, Sodalists concluded their de- by singing "Queen of May" while prefect Charlene Borgerding crowned fifteen to the praise votion the statue of Mary with a tiara of roses. In the afternoon, Sodalists enioyed the junior class play "St, Maria Gorettif' A social hour completed the program for Mary's Day, the new feast of her Queenship. LEADING THE PROCESSION on Mary's Day, vice-prefect Mary Pat Fitzgerald carried the Sodality banner to the Circle Drive followed by Emily Riley, Bonita Fleetwood, Beatrix Flourie, and Dolores Dowd, committee chairmen. ARRIVING IN ADMINISTRATION parlors Iabovel Mary Catherine Waters irightl, Frances Richardson, and Jean Muehlebach prepare to introduce escorts Paul Rountree, Pancho Preciado, and John Keller to the faculty before leaving for their evening of enioyment. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF the cool breeze on the Administration steps, are senior Marie Prinos and Frank Orendain. Prom evening began with iuniors and seniors introducing their dates to the faculty in the Administration parlors. Then Mission Valley Town and Country Club opened its doors to OLP upperclassmen and their escorts for the long anticipated prom, highlighting the year's social events, Friday, May 27. Joe Fos and his "Melody Makers" provided the music for formally attired dancers. Scene of the after party was the Cotton Patch Restaurant on Midway Drive. Juniors presented graduates-to-be with prom bids and corsages early in Moy. MLM rom, lfll cgnfrocluceal W 526044 fo fire 37M fy .fdffrdfea 0 5 OUTSTANDING ATHLETES OF the year are Beatrix Flourie idescending orderl, Jane Hersey, seniors, and freshmen Linda Snow and Sandra Bellamy. These girls were chosen by Sister Margaret Leo and Miss Barbara Von for both their athletic abilities and fine sportsmanship, Proudly displaying new white unitorms, the basketball varsity took on a new appearance during the fourth quarter. Instead of the usual GAA Banquet, in which the awards are given, a special award assembly was held on Field Day, May l8. Sweaters l2000 pointsl were bestowed on Gail Evans, Margie Welle, Mary Arnold, Joan St. Martin, Elaine Mello, Yolanda Contreras, Lillia Singh, and Linda Snow. Volleyball letters went to Mary Arnold, Dolores Funcke, Joan St. Martin, Jackie Kerkhoff, Eileen Dibos, Margie Welle, Yolanda Contreras, Juliette Cummins, Dolores Dowd, Beat- rix Flourie, Floradel Green, Jane Hersey, Anne Kane, and Evelyn Olsen. Basketball letters were presented to Jane Hersey, Juliette Cummins, Linda Snow, Beatrix Flourie, Jackie Kerkhott, Eve- lyn Olsen, Mary Arnold, Floradel Green, Lillia Singh, Joan St. Martin, Ewania Reynolds, Sandra Bellamy, Margie Welle, Dolores Dowd, Jean Peck, Gail Evans, Anne Kane, and Elaine Mello. Awarded pins ll5OO pointsl were Mary Arnold, Elaine Mello, Yolanda Contreras, Lillia Singh, Linda Snow, and Juliette Cummins. Earning numerals llOOO pointsl were Joan St. Martin, Ewania Reynolds, Beatrix Flourie, Linda Frye, Karen Chaun- cey, Jean Peck, Mary Arnold, Elaine Mello, Yolanda Con- treras, Lillia Singh, Linda Snow, and Juliette Cummins. CN NU I 'XX K X J l, C JJ S turf? gi ti D Besides the teachers and students who comprise a school, there is also a group of people who are important, but easily taken for granted and often overlooked. They are the women who serve us breakfast and lunch, as patiently and happily as our mothers would, the men who work to preserve and increase the beauty of our buildings and campus. Without the untiring work and efforts of the maintenance crew, the Academy would not be the wonderful place it is. A sincere thanks is extended to each one of them for helping make our Alma Mater a place we can be proud to attend and happy to have our friends visit. MRS. MARGARET JOHNSTON and Mrs. Louise Janik help students select their lunches. These two ladies prepare lunch for the girls every day and breakfast on first Fridays and during Lent. MR. NAZZERENO VALERI and his son Silvio pause during their work as gardeners, Credit for the maintenance of our beautiful campus this year goes to these two men who work so hard to keep it at its best, Mr. Silvia Valeri also made a detailed sketch, now framed and hanging in the main entrance of the school building, of the Academy buildings and campus, labeling all trees, flowers, and shrubs. MR. JOSEPH GONZALE5, known to all as "Joe," fixes an extension cord. As maintenance man, he is always called on when the furnace does not heat or the door won't catch, ever there when needed, ready to help. He also gets up at 4 each morning to light the furnace so that the building will be warm when the others arise. MR. EDWARD SPRIGGS, also maintenance, is pictured cleaning the lounge. After being in use from eight until three, the classrooms are in great need of attention and Edward always sees to it that they are clean and shining for the next day. OMF' FLUCLKLCLAL cNQ40Ql"d N i SELECTING RECORDS TO be played during the Music Lis- tening class are freshmen mu- sic students Sandra Bellamy lleftl, Susan Crosby, Peggy Caldwell, Sondra French, Mary Elizabeth Wells, and Anne Em- erson. nnua mcifa :S SOPHOMORE PIANO STUDENTS Beverly Wahl lleftl Mary Dee Dugan, Margaret Hunt Martha Moreno Ruta Mello and Donna Lerwrll llsten to Beverly tell about the days when she played the cello whale Wmmfred Luughton strums on the harp. 941' .,,,.4r GETTING SOME LAST minute practice before the big day of the annual recital are senior music stu- dents Mary O'Neill lleftl, Patricia Mulcahy, and Yolanda Contreras. PREPARING FOR HER senior recital May 15 is talented senior, Juliette Cummins. Amaxeo! mufiica Mar Commemorating the feast of St. Cecilia, pa- troness of musicians, November 22, Academy music pupils marked the celebration listening to the radio interview by Molly Morse with Juliette Cummins and Gail Graham, publicizing the coming OLP concert by tenor Christopher Lynch, Wednesdayf November 24. Following the broadcast, musicians retired to the parlors where they heard an informal program present- ed by fellow-Cecilians. CHECKING OVER THEORY work sheets before they begin their daily practice are juniors Mary Anne Johnson lstanding, leftl, Doris Wolff, Rachel Murguia, Blanche Ocampo lseated, leftl, and Patricia Dobbins, Spencer Browne, composer-pianist, visited Villa Montemarxon Wednesday, April 27, giv- ing a memorable concert. Juliette Cummins presented her private senior recital, Sunday, May l5, in the Academy audi- torium. Underclassmen played their musical selections for the public, May l6, followed by iuniors and seniors entertaining guests with their classical arrangements, May l7. er? E 59 X X I lm rn sis GU l JUNIOR ART CLASS applied designs to textiles for gifts. Pa- tricia Dobbins lseat- ed, leftl, and Mario Bugley demonstrate techniques to Veron- ica Godfrey Istand- ing, leftl, Sylvia Reyes, Silvia Garcia, and Josephine Mar- tinez. Wadfering anal jechaicjued PAINTING ON PORTABLE easels are Judith Vivel lleft, Mary Beth Gowdy, Maria Theresa Alonso, Isecond Mansir, Margaret D'Agostinop Lilia Nova Ithird rowl, Garcia, Angela Boriag Patricia Funaro Istanding, leftl, French, and Joan Campbell. first rowl, Martha McCarthy, rowl Sylvia Olivieri, Rachel Carmen Estudillo, Guadalupe Mary Anne Isenberg, Sondra sw in us enuwsu it lr-1 P Al SD ll is 8 . .Mx in img.: liaise Qf'mfW 51' - Q up Y." l vw wer, as 2 ,11,5i,,,,,,, . 5Ul6m:.c .nu Juv- l lf311,Qgii'l'ilg . CHRISTINA ozuNA ila Yiksg arranges still life for M seniors Yolanda Con- treras lleftl, Amel- ita Osornio, Beverly Snow, Louise Myers, lox Jane Hersey, Geral- dine O'Mahony, Patricia Miller, Pa- tricia Mulcahy, Jean Muehlebach and Dorothy Lesher. .lfeff f f CAa!en9ec! Quit .S?uc!enf.f4rfi:5f:5 Sister Mary Lawrence conducted lettering and design classes for study by freshmen and soph- omore art students and for upperclassmen re- view during the first semester. ln the second semester sopho.mores worked on perspective and object drawing. Juniors used first semester designs to stencil textiles. Still life pencil sketches and pastels challenged senior artists. Stage settings and scenery tor the Glee Club operetta "Martha" were constructed by the art department. Sister also taught pastel and pos- ter techniques along with the effective silk screening process used in making school posters and programs. mix PENCIL SKETCHING TREES on campus are sophomore art students Margery Stover lleftl,Colette Paderewski, Sylvia Gomez, Mildred Chambers, Beverly Wahl, and Olivia Osornio. t.v!'4 -'N ,Q Q, 5 as :" -:Za ffl: ax , ble-A rs, . A, . 535,13 , , "' 'C 1 L' -rsyn- L , 4 , ',-L f ' ' ' L, . ,- ,'.' , . f x A 1 .1 ei f',,,,p- 5 TOP ROW: Mary Luz Abarca, Beatrix Arias, Eclda Contreras, Paula Dail, SECOND ROW: Celia Gomez, Gertrude Greer, Margo Handley, Myrna Lemke. THIRD ROW: Alma Luian, Mary Helen Mangel, Olivia Martinez, Jacqueline Moore. GAYLE THIERSH lkneeling, foregroundl, offers Norma Salgado a candied apple while Marsha Raymond lleftl and Mary Alice Stover admire a gingerbread snowman, Marion Little and Dianne Goodell prepare to play "Santa" by passing out gifts. i9!rfA grade Eighth graders at the Academy soon found to be true an often heard saying that your last year in grade school is your hardest, but also your happiest. Despite the problems of interest, stocks, and bonds soon the class proved them- selves to be able mathematicians. The Civics Club was introduced as a part ofthe class and everyone soon realized its importance in learn- ing the structure of the United States govern- ment. Cheers of excitement could be heard from their classroom, February 29, when class pins arrived. Graduation, of course, proved to be the highest point of the year when diplomas were received at the graduation Mass, June IO. EGYPTIAN DANCE5 FROM King Herod's Court captivate the audience as well as His Majesty and his courtiers at the gram- mar school nativity play, "When Christ- mas Comes." xa. PROUD OF THEIR new class pins, eighth graders Olivia Martinez, Celia Gomez, Susan Smith, Cath- erine Tracy chat gaily about their coming graduation. As a tribute to Saint Patrick on his 'feast day, the grammar school produced "A Tribute to Saint Patrick" in which eighth graders took the leads, providing enter- tainment for both grade and high schools, March l7. The story telling of Saint Pat- rick's arrival in lreland and his conversion of the king together with his subjects, was related by an Irish leprechaun to an Amer- ican school girl to help her finish a school composition. Anastasia Mouzas Kathleen Neff Margaret O'Neill Nancy Peck , Marsha Raymond I F Elizabeth Robles Norma Salgado fl f Sonya Sawayo Sharon Stribling Susan Smith Mary Alice Storer Gayle Thiersh Catherine Tracy Judith Tweed Mary Ellen Warner .1 f E 111-T , V V ' rr srss S A 'fl im ET. V' , 5 'Y - 1, A - , 4 1' 57 Vytg , " A 'H' ' l ii" G ' V' '," f """ t-, M ,, .we -fff- .1Wf,wefseE: nc , .1 ., , , ..:f':g'.,g -"-" -' lb' W 'fig . , , gs i f Q T iiii r , i.r,,.i ,,,,.,,. i ,, HAVING ASSEMBLED HER costume, Margaret O'Neill lSt. Patrickl reviews the play "A Tribute to St. Patrick" with cast Judy Greer lleftl, Paula Dale, Sara Nelson, Anastasia Mouzas, Georgianna Cotter, and Sonia Sawaya. 5, El 2? li' f l, 2 9 if X 3 me , Y' iiiffzfii, 2 ,J H, A i 2 A r B Ht we v 5 B? Q wi 5 5 he S -ei H fa QE: e i K Y 4 Nr rs, ,L .Q gi g- 5 f , xv 2 is se? t f gtg? t is fi ,Q r I.. 3522 5 Q "PEE fi57'?i91:i55f?5T'1s iifsiiiii' Raquel Arreola Sandra Balsamo Beatrice Cota Georgianna Cotter Daphne Clancy Katherine Donohue Bonnie Elander Lucia Foncerrada ellen gracle At Thanksgiving time, seventh graders joined the eighth grade in a treat which included refreshments and dancing to popu- lar records. During the class Christmas party, gifts were exchanged and cokes and cookies enioyed by all. Valentine's Day, however, was limited to an apple treat and the money that girls would have spent on a party was sent to the pagan babies instead. Seventh graders pooled their talents with eighth grade thespians to produce "A Trib- ute to St. Patrick." The girls donned gay Irish costumes bedecked with shamrocks and were a huge success with their lively songs and dances. LAURA RUIZ icenterl, portraying the Blessed Mother, shows the Child Jesus to the shepherds who have come to adore him. Angels hover near after having fulfilled their mission of announcing the birth of Christ. PREPARING FAVORS FOR 4..- fo Ir: the eighth grade gradua- UJ 1 tion breakfast are seventh 1 graders, Carmen Vasquez, , x Bonnie Elcnder, Katherine vu til Donohue, Daphne Clancy, and Cecilia Manush. ON ARRIVING AT SCHOOL I' . seventh graders Patricia ,..- Tiernan, B e at ri c e Cota, Dorothy Marron, and Anita Rayburn pause to admire the bougainvillecl. tiles As secretary of the Civics Club, Teresa Trekell, finds she is very busy assisting the eighth grade president, Mary Ellen Warner. During Civics Club meetings movies are shown to aid the girls in grasping differ- ent phases of industry and business. As their part in the eighth grade gradu- ation, seventh graders plan a breakfast after Mass, with favors and entertainment for the graduates. Class colors decorate the tables in Saint Catherine's dining room as seventh graders bid their classmates fare- well. Josephine Garcia Yvonne Garcia Guillermina Gomez Diane Goodell Marion Little Cecilia Manush Dorothy Marron Catherine Maw Luz Navarro Sara Nelson Anita Rayburn Renette Romero Laura Ruiz Patricia Tiernan Teresa Trekell Carmen Vasquez xt i kk i n K kk in M- YQHQLH ' M iiii . M ' 3 w at resi F ,f l f S V I K , .si r f fam. Q K kxwik ix I 3 1 as V, X ,T Q ' if'-ilf,Q.,, ' V l R is A f 1 'C I , 'i C R-V sf,-A 0 ,. 4 ' r W , , ' W ,, . ' 4. I 2 N G ,gy :Q yfh. Q i ,,, ,. ,A 'ty T ' ' , R M-L V . L I V xv- f il , s " Wy' f W. e Q V 21" v ,1 W f U W Xv 5 xg K an R L it K I ,Has f ff. fx R yt' ..- Q... L .., 4 1 x -1' -5 -E ' I LM: S4 S L lg SMA gina Je Marsha Adkins Beatriz Azcarate Carolyn Ballard Chantal Cagne Margaret Caratan Patricia Coady Johnie Sue Coxsey Barbara Ellis Lily Flores Rosemary Fox June Fuelling Carmen Gomez Kathleen Hersey Esther Langle Raquel Langle Cecilia Lemus Maria Morales Esther Mouzas Monica Nord Annette Novasel Celia Ruiz Yolanda Ruiz Josephine Sainz Lourdes Valencia Kathleen Worth IN THE HISTORY museum as- sembled by the fifth and sixth grades, Rosemary Fox, a monk, 0- 9, . 'WUQG' .Ii R Q who I I A 1 blesses Cecelia Lemus who dis- plays an original manuscript as Karen Casares, an English court Lady, looks on, YOLANDA RUIZ lleftl, June Fuelling represent the Roman and Greek cultures, respectively. ,, - .x., ,,,., - DURING THE GRAMMAR school Christmas play, fifth and sixth 2' graders find themselves in the l home of an old couple after their bus had broken down, 9-lv. ,, us .44 wi!! V5 M Q.,- Santa gina Q if? l LEC: Claus pays them a visit. Lourdes Abarca Susana Alonso Alicia Alvarado Karen Casares Beatriz Dorbecker Joan Ellis Guillermina Gonzales Ernestina Gutierrez Maria Antonieta Gutierrez Maria Dolores lriondo Georgena Joe Renee Leavesseur Silvia Martinez Adreana Marquez Walicia Ruiz Patricia Ryan Bozier Smith Barbara Squires Rita Valdes Showing their school spirit, fifth and sixth graders led the way scription drive during February. During art classes one of the girls acts in the magazine sub- Catholic Press Month, on Friday afternoons as a model while the class draws stick figures of her pose with best drawings later displayed on the bulletin board and around the l'OOlTl. is I-Qftfsw 1 i t t A ii '4 if 4-- 9 4-...ff 5 .......f Q Cie-534 ,".: ' I ,i i f W V m X 1 i N in IL- ' . ini. . - . V' -'-f f-M' .s W, if + Y 1-ff gr f1iM H f' My 'QVWW t" " vvs r I I i y 1 ln social studies, thespian members of the class produced plays to dramatize different phases of history. Christian martyrs struggled under the tor- tures of the Roman Emperors in the outdoor "theater" on the porch between St. Margaret's and the cottage. ln order to make their study of history more interesting, the girls started a museum containing representative items of dif- ferent periods of history with students dressed in costumes depicting styles of the era portrayed. .,. ,am M lOl at at 're M N a ,1L.. f.x.:,s. , ,5 ze QQ., 1 C I C. if . , 8' , , , AAAK i ,Z :,, I.. , , , 2 h 5 A ' A k'i ,QV k'--' 1' 'L 9 '--'- 'Q 1 C f L ' My 1 L v L , saaa Vrhk fl L f' ' , M L' h ' ' V C , L,,A L lls 0M,I"lA gl"CL6!Q KATHLEEN IANNUS lstanding, leftl, Pamela Harvey, Laura Zur- ita lseated, leftl, Lunetta Gates, and Martha Duran, having re- ceived their Christmas presents, prepare to open them. Marie Scheherezade Aleman Jean Allen Patricia Corella Martha Duran Jean Fox Romayne Fuller Lunetta Gates Kathryn Gerdts lrene Gutierrez Lani Maria Harris Theresa Hart Mary Hicklin Maria Marroquin Cheryl Millen Juliet Morales Leslie Morton Barbara Peterson Rosemary Valdes Ann Vurgason Leticia Zaragoza ACTING AS GAILY wrapped Christmas presents, third and fourth graders sing and dance in "When Christmas Comes," the grammar school Nativity play. W1 '54 ig 3 F f ,B 2 5. L HOLDING GINGERBREAD MEN in their hands, third and fourth graders loin in a song and dance during the grammar school play, "When ,tn . .. a t x , it ,f sr Christmas Comes." fftivwiz .V .V'k V . Karen Boggio I QQ,.i,H ,hf will I A F Mary Lee Collura i While studying the living habits Marsh., Donehgwer A of the American Indians, pupils constructed miniature teepees, i tfti- V , V Pamela Harve "'i an A A 4 L-Vt A s longhouses, and pueblos. Y 1? t.'1"'i1 f f xixiggl , 'W A fine display of spirit was Mvfsvefile H099Ufd V V'r, MV- :, shown during the Annual Drive for Kathleen lqnnus ' ,,-' s V patrons in November when a " " W ' party was awarded the class as V V ,y,s:' , I a prize for their winning first Ellen Cl""e lmges s QV , 4 place in the contest. Pdlfisiu MCCUHOUSV' VVV 5 - ,, Vocation week was observed Carolieun Murphy , A' iiil A' ' V by each girl drawing a picture of s,.,,i wily , .fV V what she wanted to be. On St. if ' Patrick's Day, compositions about M"'9"'e'A"" No'd ag ' LE P , the great Irish saint were written SUSUY' N0"""n ,V I on shamrocks and displayed Christine Olund Vg, l ,'ii l"' V ' around the room. Easter greeting VV V '7 y s,'g 2 , cards with POP-UP bunnies and t "'i,i tii V VV ducks were received by grateful Mmlha oconnor ' B parents. Diane 0Pi'1 , , I VV V The end of the year was cli- Jeanette Prantil A ' f maxed with a swimming party and V entertainment provided by talent- A V ' in fi i is. ed members of the class. Eva Sefnk ig, VV ,g,V 'z , ,, Maria Elena Velasco 1 , Qi Barbara Wright " fl f Olivia Zaragoza V' 3 ,. K- Laura Zurita H L , "Wl" if l lr I' Y fm m 1, m -vw - 0 Acre! ra e -4 c- s ,V 4 ' X A --e ' Q t rf r X . X I V y ,Q-.Mum V V 5. 3 - VV V VVV " V I ZVfi.g-.Z-tx 103 A i 'sf ego f A Va' eg " rv., V V X is ff ViV,. wwf -at ' L"LkkX i A . I . - fj " -eff.l55iff Q I ll ,-we 1 -. I 'h '1 w Q, 5 I mf . "' . X Cheryl Adkins Linda Chamberlain Patricia Grass Barbara Maher Cynthia Parnell Maria Anita Ruiz Linda Snyder Monica Styron QCOIfl6! QJPCMJQ WHILE STUDYING THE creation of the world, Barbara Maher ilefti, Cynthia Parnell, Patti Grass, and Maria Anita Ruiz work on a chart which pictures the different stages of creation on each of the seven days. During the first four months of school, first and second graders saved all of their good papers and put them in a cover decorated with sun-drenched flowers, When Christmas came, these folders made ideal presents for parents who were pleased to see their chiId's good work. During Lent each was assigned a color and the best row for the day had a crucifix on a chart painted in their color. At the end of Lent the row with the most crosses in their color was awarded a prize. Easter bunnies made of circles were taken home to parents to exhibit their artistic talents as well as gifts for mother on Mother's Day. ANGELS SING IN the background before classmates pre- sent their Christmas poem, first and second grades' con- tribution to the grammar school Christmas production. 7 I-, .-., ,L N M, ,J LINED UP T0 take their turns at dropping the clothes .. .p w . pins in the bottle, Beryl Caldwell lleftl, Marla Har- vey, Linda Snyder, Joyce Wall, Barbara Baie, Pa- 'L fa bu tricia O'Connor, and Marianne Amrein vie to win the prize offered at their Christmas party. 5. mv- ' jir5f Qacwfe fx I W l 99 Marianne Amrein Barbara Bate Ingrid Behr Beryl Caldwell Christina Carrasco Marie Antoinette Gomez Cecilia Gonzales Marla Harvey Laura Jo lmpastato Janet La Marquis-Siess Patricia Lemus Patricia 0'Connor Jacqueline Ross Sandra Sabatini Sylvia Sanchez Jodie Seeman Angela Thompson Barbaranne Tucker Ruth Valdes Joyce Wall X ' ' 1' V? 9 X raol J jrr J if X F. ,Z ,, . gi ww g QW? A kits not 'QE Q vm-..,Y' W ,Am -xr 'J J .fix ' 105 .ft , ee Joke's on you Got a tick! Santa Remembers Cheerleaders? Party crashers What is it? Earth Angel? Detention class Gathering of the clan Aw, go on! Eh, manibo! See the BIRD-ie W..-0-4""l"" lith- 1' lNo comment! There goes a boy! Into your cells! We are convent girls He's here? Displaced person Eek, a mouse! Riot in cell block 9 And they're off- Peasants! And in your SPARE TlME Nightcap Sunday drivers Rough night? It's all right isn't it? Make out o. k.? Just a telephone pass? au9Af in f!.e,4Cf lsy M. 7 ul' CKCl5ifljl'L6Lfe6 .!4ut0gl"6Ll0AQ6l ,J A .J F ' 1 ' I ,. .,l J .YA . 1 , , ,, 4 1 1 v J f JJ I 1 Vk,.,f.f All V 'Ill . . .f-.'7"fw"' r fl' ,v lf , ' ffxy Jw .. f,f,,Nj.if'-7 " A, ' ',Q1p" J I! 5 , .-'5'1'- ' -4' 'fi ' 1 11 A , -f ' J ,Z-4' 'J ,V b ,A f " , Av . Al sl ff'z'1 . ,ff 5 ' f U f ' ' f A ' 3: -' ,121 ,Am ,. u .,,F1 Q-', 1 114' V J, .yu .,, if ,, My ! .. F . X C' f' .'L nf' 'wg' 'L' Q . Aj, V ff" -- --" f , I I I 4' . ' f .f ff ' :.,. f M'1 4 . M-+V ff' . I J , M f - f, 'A I. Q I' ia! wil fy n,.?,fJ,v,, 2 4 J 1 ,z ' Y, f L , ,cf ,? ff. 1 ' 'U .f ,iq I ' I B 108 ,xgnnua N KJ Fiji 4' A B 0' Electric Shop WIA UA.. The Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy, D.D. Right Reverend Monsignor Joseph V. Clarkin Right Reverend Monsignor Luke Deignan Right Reverend Monsignor Francis Dillon Right Reverend Monsignor J. Malachy O'SulIivan Right Reverend Monsignor John Purcell Right Reverend Monsignor J. A. C. Van Veggel Very Reverend John R. Aherne, OSA Reverend John Bland Reverend William J. Cooney Reverend Patrick J. Kenny Reverend Daniel J. O'Connor Reverend Daniel J. O'Donovan Immaculate Conception Church Our Lady of Angels Church Sacred Heart Parish, Ocean Beach Saint Martin's Church Saint Patrick's Church Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospital AAA Air Conditioning and Heating Mr. Armando Abaquian Mr. Alfonso Abarca Amelia A. de Abarca Abramson Carpet Company Ace Cleaners Ace House Movers Adams Upholstery Company Adelaide's Flowers Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Adkins Air City Ambulance Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Aldrete Mrs. Ana Padilla Aldrete Mr. Miguel Padilla Aldrete Mrs. Mary Allen Mr. Robert T. Arballo Arnold's Garage Automatic Venetian Blind Company Bob Bauer Motors Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bauer The Beauty Cottage Mrs. Mary V. Bellamy Mr. John C. Behr Berge-Roberts Mortuary Pete Beyerle Plumbing Mr. Gerald Bill Miss Mary Bill Mrs. Lloyd Board Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boilard Boland's Market Mr. Aleiandro Boria Bower's Jewelers Walter V. Boyle, O.D. The Bridal Veil Mrs. Clara J. Brisco Bud's Trailer Sales Mr. John C. Bugley Mr. Clair W. Burgener Mr. Rafael Burgos Burton's Variety Store Busco-Nestor Studios Captain Etienne Cagne Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cain Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell Capri Fashion Jewelry Mrs. Dorothy Caputo Mr. and Mrs. Kristo Caratan Robert D. Carlson, D.D.S. Hank Carnes Shell Service Mr. Eugenio Carrasco L OMF p6Lfl"0lfL15 Mr. Walter P. Carroll Carter's Barber Shop Miss Helen Carter Casa Navarro Dr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Casares Miss Dolores R. Cecivedo Cee Vee Playdium Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Chambers Charles' Gift Shop G. Edward Chase Company Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chauncey Mr. J. J. Chavez Chenkin's, Inc. Chocolate Shop Clarence Barber Shop Cliff's House of Poultry The Clothesline Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. Coady Miss Enriquita Corella The Coronado Department Store Coronado Laundromat and Cleaners Coronado Mortuary Corner Drugs Mr. David E. Cota Cotner Realty Company Cozy Beauty Shop Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Criscola Mrs. Douglas Crosby Crown Carpet and Linoleum Crown Point Pharmacy C 8. S Market Mrs. Mary R. Cummins Custom Floors Mr. and Mrs. Don D'Agostino D'Arcy Beauty Salon Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Dail Mr. and Mrs. Louis Daleski Mr. and Mrs Jimmy Davis Mr. and Mrs. Dean's Shoe . I. M. Douthitt Beauty Salon Samuel Dawson Shop The Deb Shop Mr. Louis De Falco Dettloff Pharmacy Mr. Wesley Dickenson Mr. Oscar Dorbecker J. P. Dorr Religious Goods Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W, Dowd Dr. and Mrs. William J. Doyle Mr, and Mrs. F. A. Driessen Drive-In Liquor Post . Michael Dublin Mr. and Mrs Dunn Supply Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jose J. Duran Mr. and Mrs . Herbert D. Dyson Mr. and Mrs. Murray Edelstein Mrs. B. J. Elander Ellis Department Store Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ellis Mrs. W. J. English Mr. and Mrs. Julio Ereneta Ethel's Yarn Shop Mr. and Mrs. William G. Evans Exclusive Cleaners Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Farrell Ferguson's "Buy with confidence" Fifth Grade Mrs. Monica Files Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Flanagan Florentinos Religious Goods Fort Stockton Grocery Mr. Frederick Fox o Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert R. Fox Frank's Vacuum Shop Cdr. and Mrs. Lawrence French, U.S.N. A0 CHCUJQ Mrs. Marvin Freters Fritzie's Dress Shop Dr, and Mrs. James Fuelling Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Funcke Motores Funcke Miss Carmen Garcia Miss Dorotea Garcia Dr. Filiberto G. Gonzalez Garcia Mr. Jose Garcia Mr. Roberto Garcia Tienda Garcia's Gasolinenia Sante Fe Number 3 Mrs. Rosemary Gates Mr. Otto K. Gerstner GilI's Academy Drug Mr. and Mrs. K. S. Gill Gloors Bakery Glen Cleaners Glenn's Market Goldfinch Cleaners Goodbody's Ivy Chapel Dr. and Mrs. Paul J. Goodbody Mrs. Edward T. Gootee Mr. Alfredo Gonzalez Mr. and Mrs. G. Joseph Graham La Grania Mr. and Mrs. Harry Green Greer's Gem Market Mr. Frederick J. Gunn Miss Ernestina Gutierrez Haddock's Market Hammond's Gas Station Mr. and Mrs. John E. Handley Mr, and Mrs. Robert Haniman Harbor Finance Corporation Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Harrigan Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison Harry's Body and Paint Shop Mr. Vital E. Haynes Mr. and Mrs. V. P. Herrero Mr. Jackson L. Hicklin Dr. James H. Higgins Edwardo T. Hiiar Auto Paint and Body Shop Hillcrest Auto Laundry Maior and Mrs. Robert Hill H. J. Liquor Store Lt. Cdr. and Mrs. Preston Hoggard, U S N Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. A. Holloway Masters Peter, James, and Michael Ryan Holloway Hollywood Court Friend in Holy Family Holy Family C.Y.O. Home Federal Savings Homer's Cafe Frank Hootman-Auto Electric Service House of Brides Mrs. Jane Hubbard Miss Gertrude Hullerman Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hunt Hunter's Service Mrs. Viola Iannus Mr, and Mrs. G. J. Impastato Jackson's Hay and Grain A. L. Jacobs and Sons Mrs. Theresa M. Jauman J. Jessop and Sons Hal Johnson and Company Bill Johnson's Garage Mr. and Mrs. Dale Johnston Junior Class Miss Agnes Kane KarI's Shoe Store Dr. and Mrs. Donald T. Kelley Kenmore Stables WM1. VILLA MONTEMA Kensington 5-10 and Sl Store Kensington Pharmacy Mr. and Mrs. John Kerkhoff Mr. H. A. Kidder Miss Louise Koller Mr. Harold Kramer La Fiesta Cafe La Jolla Shade 8. Linoleum Co. Lakeside Pharmacy Mr. Roberto de La Madrid Miss Maria La Marr L. D. Woolen and Trimming Co. Mr. Bert Leitch, Realtor Mrs. Antoniette Le Marquis-Siess Mr. Richard Lemke V Mr. and Mrs. George A. Lemke Lemon Grove Drug, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Carl C. Lenggel Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Le Page Leo Shoe Re-Nu Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Lerwill Mrs. Wilma E. Lesher Limpiadueia Monterrey Mr. Joseph A. Linges Mrs. C. J. Logue Mr. H. M. Lombard Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Long Mr. R. H. MacQuiddy Dr. Guy E. Maggio Mr. James J. Malloy Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mandolf Manker Cigar and Candy Company Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Manush Manzer's North Park Corset Shop Marine Products Company Mr. Frank G. Marquez The Marston Company Mr. and Mrs. Lewis O. Mather Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Mathew Mr. and Mrs. James McCarthy Mr. Joseph F. McCoy Mr. and Mrs. James A. McDonagh Merit Variety Store Mrs. E. M. Millen Dr. and Mrs. Milton Millman Mr. Andrew Minella Minor Rexall Drugs Al Mix Drugs Modern Drugs V. C. Moffitt and Company Mr. Albert Morales Mr. and Mrs. Royal D. Morey Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Morton Bandmaster and Mrs. Bernard Morzinski Mr. and Mrs. Leo Moser Motores de Tiiuana Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Mullen M. J. Murphy, M.D. Aparatos Musicales Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Myers Nathan Golden Muebleria Azteca' Miss Lucia Nava Mr. George A. 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Romero Dr. Kenneth Symington Ross Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rossi George Ruiz Liquor Store Mrs. Laura S. de Ruiz Miss Lucille Ruiz Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Ruiz Mrs. David H. Ryan Dr. and Mrs. William J. J. Ryan Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ryan Sabarex Coffee Saint Anthony's Helpers Saint Mary Magdalen Altar Society Mr. Fredrick Sainz Sanatorio y Malernidad del Pilar San Diego Office Supply Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sands Sawaya Brothers Market Mr. Daniel Scannell Mrs. Douglas Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. Al Schuss Mr. J. F. Schwartz Schwerma's Rug Cleaning Company Mrs. Eva Sefcik Mr. Enrique Gomez Segovia Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Seiler Mr. Charles Shedden Sherill Mortuary Judge Dean Sherry Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sidhu Silverado Ballroom Sixth Grade Mr. Thomas Skelley Mr. Murray Smith Snow's Real Estate Mrs. Carmen Gomez Soler South Bay Cities Escrow Service South Bay Supply Company Southern California Music Company Mr. H. H. Sparks Mr. and Mrs. Paul Spillane Mr. and Mrs. l. 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1954

Academy of Our Lady of Peace - Villa Montemar Yearbook (San Diego, CA) online yearbook collection, 1958 Edition, Page 1

1958

Academy of Our Lady of Peace - Villa Montemar Yearbook (San Diego, CA) online yearbook collection, 1980 Edition, Page 1

1980

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