Ansonia High School - Lavender Yearbook (Ansonia, CT)

 - Class of 1949

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CLASS HISTORY PINE MANUAL TRAINING scuuoou On The nughT OT June 22nd I949 TorTy Tour well Trauned and well educaTed boys we hope wull be graduaTed Trom The Pune Manual Traun ung School To go on as TuTure young men OT The world and communuTy Thus all began on a sunny mornung un Sep Tember I945 ruTTy eughT boys wauTed ouTsude OT The Gloruous Buuldung Tor The bell To sTarT Them on Theur way Tc hugher educaTuon A They wauTed Tor The bell To rung each boy eyed The oTher cauTuously To Teel hus way To ward Truend or Toe Among The bug bo s even Then were rugged Dean Lepeska We b and Drake When The bell rang we Tuled Through The hallways To The Mechanucal Drawung Room where we were greeTed by Pune s new pruncu pal Mr Joseph McGee l-le made a shorT speech and we were Then dusmussed The sec and day was long and hard and Tunally came To an end We meT our home room Teachers and our class advuser Mr Raymond Burns Soon class elecTuons were held and Donald Brunnock was elecTed PresudenT AnThony DellaVOlpe Vuce PresudenT and Muchael Cul uo SecreTary Treasurer ball season was begun Rough rugged and handsome were The cOnTrubuTuOns OT Pune To Mr Jarvus squad durung Thus our Freshman year They uncluded Snell Lepeska Dean Drake AnTrum JeTT and CerruTellu who made a very good showung durung Theur TursT season on The Team ATTer The halT year markung peruod was Ofer The resT OT The year rolled merruly along mel uT u as no Tume aT all beTOre Class Day was around MOST OT The bo s receuved awards Tor euTher cuTuzenshup Or sc olarshlp IT was only a maTTer oT days now beTore The Green Year would be over All OT The TuTTy eughT boys were enuoyung Theur vacaTuon when They read OT The Openung OT school wuThun a Tew weeks un The columns OT The local newspaper Well here we are agaun un TrOnT OT ThaT Gloruous Buuldung wauhng Tor ThaT TaTal bell To begun The Wuse Year beTTer known as The Sophomore year Lookung around we no Tuced ThaT some OT The boys had noT reTurned buT There was sTull ThaT Tough Truo OT charac Ters Lepeska Dean and Drake The bell rang and we wenT TO our meehng place Tor abouT a halT hour and Then came The welcome dus mussal sugnal Our class OTTucers Thus year were John Dean PresudenT John Lepeska Vuce PresudenT and PeTer KeTz SecreTary Treasurer Those handsome guys who wenT OuT Tor TooTball The prevuous year agaun made Theur appearance un answer To Mr Jarvus call Tor candudaTes early un The Fall They were Lepe ska Dean Webb Snell Drake JeTT MuTsakos and AnTrum All OT These boys gave greaT perTOrmances and some even showed wooden splunTers Thus year There was unTroduced The Idea OT an unTramural baskeTball league un whuch ZA were The vucTors AnOTher creduT To The Class OT 49 was To have Bob Snell pucked as a leader un cuTuzen shup For gaunung Thus honor Bob was senT To The FOrT Trumbull branch OT UConn To Take parT un The Boys STaTe AbouT Thus Tume we elecTed The shops un whuch we would mauor Tor The nexT Two years Tume had no eTTecT on The boys Thus year and un no Tume aT all Class Day was aga n wuTh us We dud nOT mund much because Thus meanT a summer vacaTuon and ThaT The nexT year we would be on our nexT To The lasT lap OT our school careers as Junuors ATTer enuoyung a Tune summer vacaTuon Sep Tember quuckly crepT around and here we were un TrOnT OT Pune agaun awauTung our Junuor year To sTarT Accordung To The usual proce dure we gaThered un The Mechanucal Drawung Room where we were addressed by Mr Mc Gee and laTer on were unTroduced To our varu ous shop unsTrucTors The nexT day we resumed our sTudues un earnesT and The boys wenT To work un The varuous shops whuch They had chosen ConTrol OT our acTuvuTues Tor Thus year was enTrusTed To our very able class oThcers Paul MuTsakos PresudenT John Dean Vuce Presu denT and John SweeT SecreTary Treasurer John Farmer Lepeska John Duzzy Dean Alan Whuzzer Webb and RoberT Calupso Kudl AnTrum assusTed Coach Jarvus on The TooTball squad showung The oTher Teams who was boss Chosen Tor The Publuc Speakung ConTesT Frank Blaze dud a Tune uob even Though he won no pruze lm ifllu-li" - - n - .I It I J . I . . . 1 Q 1 . S . - 4 - H Soon aTTer The Opening OT school, The TOOT- I ' - . - ' E .. .' . . .. .. ' ' l . l - l ' l . ' . ,. . ,, . l l . . l

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rop and Gasl Phsllsps ln The second Tommy our only Junsor To have a parT was Wsllsam Davsdson The greaT socsal evenT of Thss year was of course The Junsor Sensor recepTson sn whsch The Junsor Class plays hosT To The Sensors Everyone looks for ward To +hss evenT wsTh greaT snTeresT and a mosT pleassng Tsme was ensoyed b all Those TorTunaTe enough To have aTTended sT wo hsghlsghfs of The laTTer parT of The year were fsrsf The selecTson of our class rsngs Then The chosce oT our class colors Green and WhsTe and The class moTTo ScsenTsa crescaT VsTa excolaTur whsch when TranslaTed means LeT knowledge sncrease and leT lsfe be per Tecfed EveryThsng comes To hsm who wsll buT wasT ss an old and TrsTe saysng buf a pracTscal applscaTson of sT was gsven sn SepTember of I948 when we reTurned To our lasT opensng day sn A H S now members of ThaT group popularly descrsbed as Sensors They who know and know ThaT They know rever ence Them lmmedsafely we goT snTo achon for The mosT smporTanT parT of our enTsre career To daTe Ofhcers were elecTed Pressdenf John VellTuro Vsce PressdenT Joyce Shea SecreTary Marsno DaRosa and Treasurer Nscolsne PeTrsc Two famsl sar faces were mssssng on our reTurn sn SepTember ssnce boTh Msss JeanneTTe Boofh and Mr John PrendergasT had ressgned Thesr possTsons The prevs ous June To boTh of Them we wssh all TuTure happs ness and success sn whaTever underTaksng They may follow Through The years To come The enTsre school was shocked wsTh The news ThaT lusT before school was due To open Mr ArThur STewarT physscal sn sTrucTor for The boys had dsed very suddenly IT ss wsTh a greaT feelsng of prsde Therefore ThaT we Sen sors dedscafe Thss our Year Book To hss memory Mr John Glenn succeeded Mr STewarT and To hsm we oTTer every wssh for success sn hss new posshon Mr PrendergasTs posshon as Prsncspal was filled by Mr John J Ruddy reTurnsng To The Ansonsa school sysTem aTTer an absence of several years wsTh The VeTerans AdmsnssTraTson To hsm we gsve a hearTy welcome and bes+ wsshes Tor many years of happs ness and success as our gusdsng spsrsT Our l948 fooTball season was a greaT success and To our schedule we added Two new opponenTs New BrsTasn Hsgh and NoTre Dame Hsgh of WesT Haven WsTh The Tsnal game of The season The Tollowsng Sensors played for The lasT Tsme Drake Dzsadsk Gabsanells Moore Plaskon Rubelmann ST Clasr and VellTuro The cheerleaders Thss year ap eared sn snappy new navy blue unsforms dessgned y Gasl Phsllsps They were Geraldsne FsTzgerald Jessse Grova PaTrscsa Hylwa Elasne Lulu Nscolsne Pefrsc and Joyce Shea The Sensor members of The baTon swsngsng group were Anna Demanchyk Mary EsTher Donahue and Florence Talemal Marsl n Elko was selecTed as Drum MasoreTTe of The ban Under The supervssson of Msss Erscson and Mr MarTorano The publscaTsors of The Observer was enTrusTed To DoroThy Morgan EdsTor sn Chsef and Marsno DaRosa Bussness Man ager The were assssTed by a large and capable sTaTF The askeTball season was very uccessful lske wsse AH S recesvsng an snvsTaTson To The STaTe wsde TournamenT sn New Haven aT The Arena where we were elsmsnaTed sn The Playdowns by Cen Tral Hgh Mr Jarvss loses all hss veTeran players on The Team wsTh The graduaTson of Belske Drake O Connell ST Clasr and VellTuro Preparafsons Tor The publscaTson of our annual Year Book The Lav ender were sTarTed early under The dsrecTson of Mr Ryan Marlon WsnTer was apposnTed EdsTor sn Chsef and Rschard Levy Bussness Manager The var sous Sensors on The commsTTee worked hard and TasThTully To snsure maksng The book The success Thai sT ss An acTsve Sensor Councsl was creaTed Joyce Shea besng selecTed PressdenT OTher Sensor mem bers sncluded DoroTh Agos Marsno DaRosa Ger aldsne FsTzgerald Ws lsam Kesran Theophsl Obrem sks Nscolsne PeTrsc RoberT ShorTell KenneTh Mc CarThy and John VellTuro ln November Two smporTanT evenTs Took place when a Junsor Town Meefsng was held aT Derby Hugh School sn whsch DoroThy Morgan represenTed A H S wsTh PaTrscsa Hylwa acTsng as alTernaTe The oTher was sn connecTson wsTh NaTsonal EducaTson Week when an open house was held aT The Hsgh School and hundreds oT parenls were persenT To enloy The varsed programme oTfered b The commsT Tee sn charge A new sdea sn assemb ses was snTro duced by Mr Ruddy when TTve professsonal groups Trom The ouTssde handled The enTerTasnmenT They all proved exTremely snTeresTsng as well as snsTruc Tsve ln The DramaTsc Club presenTaTson June Mad The casT sncluded such Sensors as George Conroy Gasl Phsllsps Barbara Mscksewsch and Leon ard Rzasa In The annual DeclamaTson ConTesT our class oT I949 was represenTed by Gasl Phslls s and JaneT NorThrop Gasl Phsllsps recesved Thsr prsze Msss JenneTTe BooTh acTed as one of The sudges The annual chosce of The DAR of a gsrl ouTsTandsng sn csTszenshsp was won by Geraldsne EsTzgerald wsTh Joyce Shea and Nscolsne PeTrsc as runners up The regular Junsor Sensor recepTson sn whsch we were The honored guesTs as usual proved To be a greaT success The Sensor Assembly presenTed enTsrely by Sensor TalenT proved To be amussng and snTeresT sng The greaTesT socsal Thrsll ol: our school career however was The Sensor Prom A grand affasr oT gorgeous evensng gowns Tor The gsrls and The boys so unexpecTedly dsgnsfsed sn Thesr Tuxedos Thss evenT always gsves a Teelsng of grown upness and saTssTacTson noT expersenced dursng The oTher sn formal dances Throughoul' The year Every msnuTe of :T was Thoroughly enloyed unTsl The lasT lsngersng sTrasns of Good Nsgh+ SweeThearT dsed ouT on The evensng sTsllness Then Class Day wsTh sTs snTer esTsng and varsed programme and TTnally gradua Tson nsghT sTselT As The lasT words of The valedsc Tory were spoken we realszed wsTh a Teelsng of sad ness ThaT wsThsn a few msnuTes we would pass Through The porTals of AH S for The Ias+ Tsme alumns and no longer pupsls BuT also came The ThoughT ThaT we would sTsll have our pleasanf mem orses of Tour years sn The A H S whsch could never be forgoTTen .I ' ....' . 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The boys un The PrunT Shop were saddened by The sudden and Traguc deaTh of Theur In sTrucTor Mr Ray Banks They conTunued The remaunung parT of The year under The supervu suon oT Mr Wulluam FuTzgerald As The year was drawung To a close There were a Tew socual evenTs croppung up One was The FooTball banqueT whuch The members oT The squad always enloy Also aT Thus ban queT The co capTauns Tor The ensuung year were elecTed Well here we go agaun The mem bers oT The Team selecTed a Tall rough and Tough hombre Trom Pune as one oT The co cap Tauns answerung To The name of John Duzzy Dean The oTher socual evenT was The Junuor Senuor recepTuon Those who wenT enuoyed Them selves ummensely and look Torward To uT each year wuTh greaT zesT JusT abouT Thus Tume The Senuors were almosT knockung on The door oT graduaTuon nughT lT was no longer a secreT To The Junuors ThaT un a week or so we would be on our Tunal lap of our hugh school career Class Day wenT as TasT as uT came and we were ouT Tor our summer vacaTuon only To re Turn nexT year as The bug cheese of The school IT you know how The musuc Tor MorTumer Snerd oT The Edgar Bergen programme goes you can umagune how we sounded as we re cuT durung The prevuous Three years To geT our unsTrucTuons once agaun Trom Mr McGee The bell rang and we assembled once more un The Mechanucal Drawung room Tor The lasT Tume on an openung day oT school Lookung The class over one could see ThaT uT had dwun dled considerably As Mr McGee spoke we were no longer green or nousy buT as Senuors should be quueT and dugnuhed Our Pruncupal sTressed The um porTance oT whaT educaTuon meanT To young people goung ouT unTo The world We were Then dusmussed On our reTurn To school however we mussed a well known and Tamuluar Tugure a man who was everybody s Truend and whc was unuver sally well luked our JanuTor PaTsy O Connell who had dued suddenly durung The summer AbouT Thus Tume we sTarTed a paper drlve To buy a movue proIecTor Tor Pune and a Tew oTher auduo vusual auds The druve proved To be a greaT success As usual The TooTball season was here agaun and oh whaTs The use you can T keep good men down' ThaT unduvusuble Toursome oT Whuzzer Webb Farmer Lepeska CapTaun Duzzy Dean and Calupso Kud AnTrum were TursT on The scene agaun You know Thus us geTTung Turesome' Lepeska Dean and Webb were guven All STaTe TuTles Tor Theur IorulluanT play mg By The way The Whuzzer broke all kunds oT records and seT new ones Tor scholasTuc TooTball The class oTTucers Tor Thus our Tunal and mosT umporTanT year were as Tollows PresudenT Raymond Adams Vuce PresudenT Charles l-loward and SecreTary Treasurer Angelo Culmo Mr McGee organuzed a STudenT COur1CIl To help hum carry ouT cerTaun duTues and acTuv uTues oT The school Raymond Adams was ap pounTed PresudenT and Ruchard Trumble Sec reTary Treasurer Agaun as un our Sophomore ear we are havung an unTramural basketball eague The TursT round has been compleTed and 4A were The vucTors The second round us now beun played buT as Thus goes To press The Tunal ou come us unknown The WebsTer Hose Co us Tryung To buy an ambulance Tor The CuTy oT Ansonua and un order To help Them purchase uT The sTudenTs oT Pune made a very generous conTrubuTuon To The Tund In SepTember we sTarTed on our Turual round as Pune sTudenTs and un no Tume aT all The year Q T us pracTucally over and now The Tun beguns TryouTs Tor The Senuor Assembly are now beung held and Adams l-loward and Culmo represenT Pune un Thus endeavor From all presenT ouTlooks uT seems as uT Thus years aT TempT should Tar ouTshune all oTher prevuous ones As Thus goes To press we are lookung forward wuTh greaT anTucupaTuon To The Publuc Speakung conTesT un whuch we shall be repre senTed by Blaze Ad ms and Buewald Then our socual lufe conTunues wuTh The Junuor Senuor recepTuon un whuch we play The parT oT The honored guesTs oT The Junuor Class and oT course The maun evenT oT The year The Senuor Prom Our Year Book The Lavender us well on uTs way To compleTuon and Adams Blaze and AnTrum handled our conTrubuTuons and assusT ance un makung IT a success un an able and eTTu cuenT manner In conclusuon we wush To Thank The Teachung sTaTT and Muss Roche Tor Theur kund under sTandung and help un makung our days aT Pune memorable ones and uT us because oT Them ThaT Pune boys have become known as Tune boys 4 JMU . V . y . J ' A ' . . . . - Turned over The well-Trod paThs which we had . 1 . ' ' .

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