Ansonia High School - Lavender Yearbook (Ansonia, CT)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 104 of the 1954 volume:
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MR JOHNJ F RUDDY
Prlncxpal Ansoma I-Ilgh School
MISS MARGARET ROCI-IE
Segremry ru Mr Ruddy
MR. JOHN J. STEVENS
Superintendent of Schools
MR JOSEPH A MCGEE
Prmclpal Pune Manual Traxmne, School
MISS AGNES RAY
Secretary to Mr Stevens
MISS CHARLINE BEGLEY
Secretary to Mr McGee
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Miss JOSEPHINE CRIBBINS Miss EDITH SCHOONMAKER MISS MARY MONAHAN
Commercnal French C0mmCrClaI
MR J HOWARD CLARK
MR PHILIP HILBISH
MISS MARY LANE
MR GLORGE MANLEY MISS MARY COSS
Scxence Englxsh French
INIISS MARY RYAN MR IOHN GLENN MISS LOUISE MARVIN
Socxal Studles Physlcal Eclucatxon PITYSICHI EduCaI1On
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M155 KATHARINI PRICIxII1 MISS 1081 PHINI KLNNLDY M155 HELEN UPTON
Blology Mathematxcs rt
""' MR CHARLES ARTHUR
MISS ETHEL ERICSON
MR J FRANK RYAN
MR HENRY MARTORANO
M195 MARGARET CONKLIN
ELEANOR MQNAMARA MR MICHAEL VICARI MRS FRANCES B LOMBARDI
Commercxal Chemnstry Latm Commercxal
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MR. CHARLES .IARVIS MISS FRANCES S. NASON
Social Studies Foods
MR WILLIAMJ HALLIGAN
MRS MARGARET K GORMAN
MR GFRARD CONKLIN
MR JOHN F GONDEK MISS EMELIA E KULIKOWSKI
MR, JOSEPH KIELFY
MR GEORGE H CROOK
Machme Shop Pracuce
MR HERMAN J ROCHE
MR JAMES G FLYNN MR JOHN F LEARY Miss MARY MCNAMARA MR KENNETH D SNOW
English Draftmg CIVICS Woodworkxng
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Assistants- Faculty Advisers-
Gloria Gaito Miss Helen Upton
Antoinette Gurrera Mr. George Manley
Virginia Krupa Miss Eleanor McNamara
Helen McWilliams Miss Ethel Eriscon
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"Molly" Business Man
"lVher1 he comer in,
Likes basketballg Dislikes 755
Small but livelyg always has an
answer for everything.
"jack" Pediatric Nurse
"She ir preftp la nailz ziirh. and
ll iffy Io Iafi with. and plearanl 10
Likes navy blue, musicg Dislikes
Friemllyg a very active member of
the Dramatic Clubg cure A.H.S.
ALICE L. BARNETT
"I am ar had af ihe wont, hu!
thank God I am ar good ar the
Likes Geneg Dislikes deceitful
"You knoll' hou' we do."'
Gayg always with a smileg a friend
"Ile tha! fallout nazimf :fi mier
out of hii' ual."
Likes musicg Dislikes nobody.
Musically inclineclg a true lriendg
fun to talk with,
ADRIENNE JEANETTE ALLEN
"Sis" Physical Ed. Teacher
"Talk and I'!I talk with you: be
.rilent and I'll talk alone."
Likes dancing, sportsg Dislikes
"Dorff you LIIOII' I know?"
Talkativeg peppyg a wonderful
frientlg always has a good joke.
Llit JN BARAUSKAS
'B.1ron" X-Ray Therapist
"Nfl mari ll happx iflm doer not
lhllli hllllllffff Jo."
Likes bookkeeping, lj. S. l-listoryg
"ll"lm .role mm pahfunlfu
Quietg friendly in his own wayg
THERITLI. BE SOME CHANGES MADE
liLlZABliTll M. BEEMAN
"Bury" Othce Wtxrker
"Quiet pcrmzzr are zrelrome everl-
Likes clothes, foodg Dislikes
"Are you kidding?"
Quietg shyg always workingg
"In quietnerr and confidence shall
be your strength,"
Likes golfg Dislikes Shakespearean
"The plearure ir all mine."
A neat dresserg very quietg appre-
ciates a good joke.
"fl friendly nature and tl .rmifc
Likes girlsg Dislikes oral topics.
Full of fung well likedg easy to get
along withg basketball enthusiast.
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JACKLYN E BELKO
jackie Physical Ed Teacher
Beauty zr the gzfi of God
Likes sports sharp dressers Dis
Cute smart dresser a good
worker always lending a helping
hand a nice smile
Mad ae Secretary
llurzf rom the bear! IJ one rzgn
Likes music school Dislikes bugs
I dont bnou. but 111 pzlzful.
A born musician' talented piano
player' always ready to help outg
lovable and kind.
"Beaver" Auto Mechanic
"Not too reriour. not loo gay.
lbafr the way."
Likes carsg Dislikes getting up
"My tank ir empty."
Amiable dispositiong cute grin
witty without trying.
"The hes! of life if conversation."
Likes music, carsg Dislikes six-
"What do Qou my. huh?"
Very friendlyg a good studentg al-
ways helping out.
HELEN R. BRENIA
"Helen" Interior Decorator
"Whatez'er il worth doing if
worth doing well."
Likes jack, Sheltong Dislikes
Quietg charmingg a good worker.
A :rife man relief!! hefore he
Likes dogsg Dislikes girls.
"Don't heat on me."
Good sportg always ready and
lling to do another a favor.
ALBERT J. BREDA
"It if eaiier lo grow in dignity
than to make a Hart."
Likes girlsg Dislikes U. S. History,
"The most to my the lean."
Neatg cuteg a good dresserg al-
ways at his best.
LAWRENCE F. BRETT
"Character if that which can do
Likes everybodyg Dislikes nobody.
"join the cluh."'
Very friendlyg an excellent speak-
erg a good worker.
"He would, he could, he did hir
Likes sportsg Dislikes homework.
Willing to co-operate with every-
oneg helpful to those who need
helpg winning personalityg intelli-
DIOHN P, COOKE
"Full Speed John"
"Digr1ili CIlIJdPlL'CflJ flue man."
Likes hot rods, footballg Dislikes
hikers, talkative girls.
"You zfwft Jai"
Well builtg good uthleteg digni-
UBEdlllffIl! in form and Hguref'
Likes Notre Dameg Dislikes
Attractive brunetteg happy go
luckyg full of fun.
IT'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
,IOHN XVINCHESTER DANA
"john" Electrical Engineer
"No mind if well organized tba!
is deficient of humor."
Likes classical musicg Dislikes
Witty'g good sense of humorg good
"Silence if a friend Ilia! will nerer
Likes clothes, friendly people:
Dislikes pests, jerks.
"Old Go laonzef'
Friendlyg neatg very quiet.
FRANCINIQ R. DANIELS
"Fran" Laboratory Technician
HBIIH. dcfjle. full of fun. .Iluch
ilu' l4?Id5'Vfd,LL'!1, Much flye har
Likes tall pcopleg Dislikes chop
"Ooh, I doflll Enom"
Hard ivorkerg nice personalityg
wonderful athleteg easy to get
SHIRLEY A. DANKO
"QuielneJJ if bert."
Likes musicg Dislikes conceited
Willing workerg pleasing person-
LliNA A, DASCANIO
"fl lailhlnf friend it lhe zmfdifizlc
Likes musicg Dislikes being forteil
to do anything.
Small und quietg a friendly disa
CLIFFORD E. DEBAPTISTE
"Ile tha! mirfhief hazchezh mir'
Likes everythingg Dislikes noth-
Carefree and popularg man about
SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
"I try all things:
I achiere what I can."
Likes driving, dancingg Dislikes
hot rods, "brownies,"
Nice to knowg moderately quierg
DOMINIC DELLA VOLPE GUIDO JOSEPH DEMELIS ANN MARIE DIGIORGI
'-DeDe" Florist "Chiquita" U.S. Navy Dee Secretaiy
"p0puj,,,j,y bean him w,,,p,my," "He enjoyf holh :work and fun, Carry through life a .fmzlzng fare
Likes everythings Dislikes phon- And has a :mile for ez'eUone." and Ie! your heart he gay
ies. Likes sportsg Dislikes homework. Likes clothes Dislikes Schedule
"Shui Up."' "No, you're leiddingf' O halonej'
Spirited jokesterg noisyg a regular Able athletic manage-rg popular A quick smile pretty e es
with the girlsg liked by all. friendly disposition
'TIL THEY'VE ALL GONE HOME
RICHARD E. DREHER
"Dick" Poultry Farmer
"A little nonieme noni and :hen
if relirhed hy the her! of men.
Likes everythingg Dislikes not
Carefree fellow who lets nothing
trouble himg funny without any
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W 5,15 yiggiv
"A friendly nature,
A :mile sincere."
good clothesg Dislikes smart
"That'5 all jafh."'
Easy to get along withg cuteg has
a smile for everyone.
EDITH R. DILALLA
"Edie" Private Secretary
"lt if a friendly hear! tha! har
plenty of friends."
Likes tennisg Dislikes swimming.
An attractive and popular girlg
neat dresser at all times.
ANTHONY L. DIPIRO
"A good companion,
an easy friend."
Likes girlsg Dislikes phonics.
Tall, dark, and quietg nothing
MICHAEL j. EGAN
"People hefome rirh hy minding
their ou'n hufinefrf'
Likes sportsg Dislikes "brownies,"
Not too talkativeg a good friendg
a regular fellow.
"Tom" Automobile Designer
"Speefh ir great hui Jilenre is
Likes cars: Dislikes studying.
Spirited jokesterg always laughing
with a pleasing disposition.
",llu.iii'. mee! Ilvi maker."
Likes music, good timesg Dislikes
UGO! man. GOV'
A good pal to both sexesg parri-
cipares in many activiriesg an ex-
cellent musiciang our popular
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CARMELA M FERLISI
Not much talk a greal
Likes musicg Dislikes silly people.
Conservativeg always there to do
it favorg enjoys a good joke.
"Ray" Physical Director
"G'rrmir1g old if nu more lhau 11
bud hafzif. zvhifb a bury man hai
no time In form,"
Likes swimmingg Dislikes fourth
"IJ tha! riffs?"
Popularg all roundg pleasant to
everyoneg athletic. always greets
you with a big smile.
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"Barb" Medical Secretary
"The band that barb made you
bulb made you good."
Likes handicraftg Dislikes creamed
"Oh, for Pele'J Jake."
Cute little blondeg has a wonder-
ful personality and a pleasing dis-
MARY LOU FEDERICO
UI-UU Hair Dresser
"And zvlml the drum tn dream of.
she dares In do."
Likes dating Lloydg Dislikes trou-
Always smiling. a Carefree and
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"A .lion among the ladies."
Likes womeng Dislikes to be lazy.
Talkative and ambitiousg popular
with the fair sex.
MARY lfl'I'Z CilfRAl.D
HCRLVIIXL' of ipwrlv.
lwrzcfituir of mimi."
Likes serious pcopleg Dislikes
A loyal friendg pleasant personu-
lityg always h.is ,I good xxord for
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IT MIGHT AS XXIELI, BE SPRING
DIUDITH FITZ PATRICK
".Iudy" Medical Secretary
"There ii nolhing mf! ro little or
gow .io for 11.1 rourle55."
Likes study period: Dislikes peo-
ple who .ire never on time.
Pleasant to be withg a friend in-
deed: loads of fun.
"A1u'a,u ready uizb a good joke.
Ye! Lind and lboughtful
Zl'h6719I'Ef 5276 spoke."
Likes Cleog Dislikes conceited
"Hem, you rlou'n."'
Never a dull moment with Cathy
aroundg a good athlete.
'lGtiDDQ'l4 U. S. Navy
"Them .nu llvrw darn in llvf I1 eel
wflndin. lodui and lozzzormzif
Likes sportsg Dislikes "brown
"Cer off my !eg."'
Spirited jokesterg noisyg a regular
I do mil norm on or abou! -
.rrmzetimei a riot."
Likes .uolfg Dislikes girls.
"I don? rare."
Crooner of Pine Schoolg cheerful:
happyg always ready to go any-
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VERONICA ANNE FCJWLER
"Both ijfwzt. zilufn Ilwre if need.
Arid .rpeaimg in mzrmif'
Likes loodg Dislikes nothing.
Quietg lriendlyg thoulathtful.
GLORIA GAITO ANTHONY GALLO
JOHN M. GARDELLA
"Gloria" Secretary UT lpinel M Qh, A "1ohnny" Dentist
"My trouble: are like bublzlerf' H Om , AL mist MDflfKf'1f Wifi Uldfff 11 fblllflll
Likes beach, music: Dislikes The grrirldl it Snruitd an. 1l'0fk!7ld71." 4 V
Schedule Lphonieg, I 1' 'V A I .6 ee' I Likes dances, holidaysg Dislikes
.,We,e Jazz?" Likes goldg Dislikes fourth period. Studi up girls.
Neatg conservativeg very cute. 'll doin failure thaw' HC0"?e.,?"'l Wim' do W" "bmi
Full of fung well likedg easy to get flaw ir!
Hlinu 'mu do mli,"'
Likes musing Dislikes nosy people.
"Dorff do il."
Good athleteg co-operativeg fun to
Sociableg lots of fung pleasing
sense of humorg neat appearance.
"Thai Jax IJ lm! lu zibiflv one
lffai' rm! laug'7ed,"
Likes foodg Dislikes homework.
Popular with the opposite sexg
loads of lung easy to get along
. MARGARET MARY GLENN
' 3 3- "Marge" Medical Secretary
"Silence it more elegant than
Likes musicg Dislikes dentists.
Quiet and sweetg always cheerful.
IXIURIIQL Hqykqywflqy ROBIZRTA I1. IIl'BIiRT
"Pear" Traveling S.ilcsm.in
'Q-I prefix gfrf. u rldfilflll nl gm.
jour grind Izrei IIIIMII IIIUH iulzfif
Likes girlsg Dislikes work,
"I duff! go! mme."
A jovial fellow with good spiritg
.1 gre.1t iidmirer of women.
Mickey" Phys. Iid. Teiither
"Frier1d,r me good 11 zz all rlmiwlf'
Likes sportsg Dislikes nobody.
"Yun get NIL' in l1K7'lUllI,"
A new-comer who gained many
triendsg very tiutivc in sports.
LOUISE MARY HUMMEL
"Laughter ii' not a bad begirlnirlg
for a friendfhipf'
Likes Massachusettsg Dislikes den-
"CrV1in' out l0ud."'
Full of fung energeticg popular
with the opposite sex.
.IOHN LDXWARD IIIfMIiNXVAY
"F.irmer" Test Pilot
Hlieflcr lm happy 1114111 ziiief'
Likes girlsg Dislikes school,
Rough, tough, and readyg a regu-
lar guyg school is the least of his
six. Is I
"Art" Band Leader
"fl limi fuidfriaierl IJ a taxi
Likes musicg Dislikes book reports.
Neat dresserg plays a mean trump-
etg always ready with a helping:
"Vw ll rm! u'1'Hir11l1 In pleafe.
,Vw crm be .vffwll in lr'mfi'."
Likes Uldsmobilesg Dislikes being
Pleasnritg good listenerg sports
Hlylfiie ollwrf. ln' IJ himself."
Likes sportsg Dislikes nothing.
Very active in sporrsg enjoys .1
good timeg always reserved.
ROSALILQ M. IMPERATO
"Speew'9 11 JIXIUV. and .ilfwzrf ll
Likes bop musing Dislikes oranucs.
"Yun mlzfd Maru lmrzgfmf'
Cheerful brunerreg .i sxxcll friend
to have aroundg .irrr.utix'e dresser,
UIANICQE MARIE HYLWA
"She uufkr 4 g1fa'de,i.f.
and lrmbr u queen."
Likes bracclersg Dislikes waiting.
Attractiveg winning smileg always
ROSIZMARY j. HYLXVA
"Ro" Laboratory Technician
"Her uppmmrzfe ii d7lj.fi'lIll'. ,rlaleli
una' demure, 1311! nf her inner
mllure - llqell. infra rm! llllff
Likes pony tailsg Dislikes spongers.
Induslriousg class babyg shyg in-
"Barb" Housexx ife
grmzl' lmzrl ii 1161167 llmn all
the faerlzfi in Ilya z4m'ld."
Likes datesg Dislikes trouble mak-
Very lriendlyg rhoughtfulg always
on the go.
"lj in fm! mu duff! ,iucL'eed.
Tri Ike uulnefdf'
Likes sleep, sportsg Dislikes pay-
ing bills. A y
"LU Gwzflya' dl! il,"'
Good .irhleteg nine blond hairg 25
MICHAEL M. KASINSKAS
"Father john" Forester
H' zfrnff ml? Nllltfl.
lm! I bear a lol."
Likes serenity: Dislikes shtivinlu.
Quiet, reserved manner, yet loads
ol lun to have around.
"jean" Dancing Instructor
"Life U' tam .iliorl Io be .i'erjon.i,"
Likes dancingg Dislikes school.
Statuesqueg good dancer. witty.
ANN M. KNAPP
"Ann" Otiice Wtmrker
"Get all ilu' fun zrbife .1014 61111.
life ii' Jhorlf'
Likes partiesg Dislikes conceited
"Lei me tell you."
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many Iriendsg enjoys a good yoke.
MAURIiIiN D. KELLY
Hui,kIL'll Irirlw wel' ure ir111lir1g."
Likes study periodg Dislikes con-
Reserved in speech and mannerg
truly .1 likeable lass.
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JO-ANN M. KENNEDY
"Happir1ei's ii a hah!!-cultizale it."
Likes almost everythingg Dislikes
HI'101l' rraz5."' .
A cute cheerleader with an infec-
' HIIRLEY IELVIRA KLEIN
"Shirl" Daming Teacher
"t,m11c.i111dIr'ip il ui ,mu go.
U11 llle Hgh! faulaiin' foe."
Likes dancingg Dislikes nothing.
"Off, 110717 fn' Jiffy."
A tute hlonde1 fun to have
giroundg good tapdanter.
STR ANGER IN PARADISE
I1l,I'ffXNUR IQQJAIAIXVSKI ."XN'I'OINI,'Ii'I'I' I..
"lil" Num. KROPII-1XY'NIl,Kl
"II"'l1i ffffrl :fffwf f7fi1I II iff 'lil' S"'LrCUrI
flllllll ffffff' 'l.f!i fi .f fmfff ffl tlft'f'f'ftai."
Likes cxtitciiiuiitg Dislikes siiolv. Likt-s tlit' In-.itlig Dislikes sriimlis
"Ymli."' Hlllff, 1'f! lf4f."'
Quiet, Liritlcrstitiitliriu Ivltiiitlcyist Likcs tt: l.lL1yllQ t,ilk.itivcg gimfl
tu .uct txluiig xxitli. .itlilt-rc,
XYILLIANI LAR RIN
Rc.il Ifst.ttc .intl lIlNLIf.lI
"lf fi lztfffw tif flilflfll flfifff fff fft
Likes lootbull .mtl liuiitiiitug Dis-
Vfitty Lind uirctrccg ncwr qui
it Auuotl athlete.
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VIRGINIA ANN KRUPA
",Ic.m" Private Secretary
USUIIIL' and lllc' whole iwffrld
.I'Ulj!i',Ii with you."
Likes scclusiong Dislikes soggy
ite cream umus.
"Lal me flue mn. I-ffl."
A very active cliccrlcatlcrg an ull-
muritl gtmtl sport,
,IOYCfIi IfI.lZrXBIi'I'll LEGGO
"lU'1'Ili fi ffl prclti dUt'.l,H
Likes tu tlrivcg Dislikes cuties,
Hllwvff. fffffft fan irfff lfflfil
Pctitcg siiitcrc friemlg .uuiitl tlun-
tcr, liwli. ture.
' Beans" Private Df.-tettivc
Ullwlij ILUIL it fufff lfle if ,vo ,i'fJrfrf,"
Likes girlsg Dislikes LI. S. Histtiry,
flute yvith Q1 nite pcrsurialityg u
swell friend. 27
DOROTHY T. LOREC
"Sli: fmfdv the unrld di' ilu'
Likes Piney Dislikes Seymour.
"NUI lm: frilly."
Nice pcrsoniilityg wittyg a sincere
ROBERT A. LLNGARINI
gg 5, A "Bob" Lf S. Military Service
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11, mil lniwfvzzrzmz lu livin- limi
1 " mmphinv, Yun Inna MALL!! 171:
I lun mmf, lvl me ifnwfzu' i1,c'4i11."
- Likes having ii gmail timcg Dis-
likes sixth period.
f "Be al fnfzffw
lfuii lovingg niiisyg likes ni glgqp
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TELL ME WHY
,loiix MALINAK. JR.
"Thi Iwi! Kflllrdl on Jlaaff be
Likes biisehsillg Dislikes fish and
"I 11'u'II!6'tl In wi . . . "
Reserveilg ii harcl workerg appre-
ciiites ii joke.
MARY MANTINI ROBERT A. MARINO ,IOSLPH S, MASTROSIMONE
Mar" Secretary "Bubby" Mechanic "joe" Musician
"YJ-nf, ibg my 1,1lL,"' "lu iilcmc Ilufw ii' iz imrllv Zhu! "Life har ilr mutic:
Likes Perry Cloning Dislikes Uh 'f"f'f.ff 'W 'ffL"'H 191-5 ind 4 'M-VN
ing. Likes c.irsg Dislikes school. Likes music and sportsg Dislikes
"Uh, 11,,."' "Thats it."' snobs. H , H
Petite very quieti friendly Quiet likable fellowg friendly to A I doin know
' ' ' JH- Nice personalityg quietg a dark
HELEN S MCWILLIAMS
Good humored frank and free
Lrkes sports DIslIkes long haIr
A lrvely redhead charrermg all
DAVID QCDSDNNELL WILLIAM MCGIVNEY
A fazlhful fzfrgjefr the medzcme mow fun,
LIkes fishm Dxslnkes small fIsh hkes food D'Sl1"fS homework
gG-0 kid, Cule Cute'
Never worrned thxs easy gomg GSL? matured fun lovmg Sfld
MAURICE F MEADE
o Pro Golfer
Be rzlent and Jule Jzlence never
Lnkes ,golf DIslIkes homework
Cure spry fellow on the football
held fun to be wIth
Mac l me F BI Agem ' E"S"'ee'
Why uork uber: plug :J ro much
ARLENE ROSE MEEGAN
A maid pelzte uzth charmr .ro
LlkC5 popular musrc Drshkes late
Very frrendly and sweet
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Mary Lou Secretary
Her :mile :J ru eelened hy her
likes musnc Drslnkes nosy people
What are you Jer:ouJ9
A hne frlend a cute twlrler
Wzty fern and frequent xrmler
Make :he frzendrhrp well worth
Lnkes boys Dtslxkes concetned
Quiet frxendly capable of bemg
Nothing uorner him
Nolhmg burner hzm
Lakes huntmg Dnslnkes Sensor
You knou 11
Easy to get along with often
smllmg good sense of humor
Calm and qulel in her Jorl of
uay With her zt II uorh hefore
Ltkes sports Dlslxkes I-Instory
Good sport very acuve athletn
a strong fnend
Kar Pnvate Secretary
ughter u the yoyour evergreen
Lxkes boys Dlslrkes catty people
Noisy lots of fun full of laugh
NANCY J MOTEL
Nance Prnvate Secretary
A merry heart maketh a cheery
Lakes john Wayne Dxslnkes on
Oh for Peter rake'
Cheerful hates to stand stxll al
ways on the go wonderful twxrl
MICHAEL A. PATULAK
"Mike" Electrical Engineer
"fir prone to lllllfbtfff as he
gblg to perform it."
Likes foodg Dislikes school.
Ver' mischievous3 ha 1 y-go-luckyg
s I in
not ti ture in the world.
BEXWITCQHED, BOTHERED AND BEXVILDERED
liDlTH F. PliR5lfiO
"A your! lwtzrt if firtltfr Mum all
the heady in the ztorldf'
Likes lfddiel Dislikes tonceited
"Yun Jon? innii, Jn mn!"
Friendly: easy goingg very plaus-
CHARLES ll. PETERS
"lt it the future of .1 peareful
mind In be 4111111 and 1n1df.i'tufl7ed."
Likes food and sports: Dislikes
"IJ that right?"
Quiet .ind shyg nite looking ath-
leteg friendly nature.
ALICQIQ ANN PETRYSHYN C1HARLESVPlXXfONSKl
"Al" Secretary x U lpmel
UAA , H "C.l'ias' Draftsman
.1 merrx ui the dui 1.1 long. I ,Y E N b
'When :tori IJ' dune. Sleep I5
Likes almost everything Dislikes
"I feature that."
Amiable dis ositiong enio fs a good
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yokeg one of our cute twirlers.
An easy going fellow with many
friendsg well liked by his class-
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"Your good fhararter il tuba! you
haze made it."
Likes sports and girlsg Dislikes
A good sportg swell to get along
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WALTIQR ANTHONY PLOSKI
"1 am Jure lhaf cure U an eneml
Likes a Buickg Dislikes sixth
"Be a f0ol."'
Fun lovingg entertaining company:
usually talking and joking.
TIME ON MY HANDS
U JOSEPH J' POETA CHARLES Popikfxs
Joe Poultry Dealer "Butch" U. S, History Teacher
"A laugh ii' zwrfh a lazmdred f'N0ij9ing imiriei, him.,
gmunr nz any market. Nothing huwiei himiff
Likes Pat, basketballg Dislikes ton- Likes Sports. Disiikes Wise Uiiyg
wired people . .ffm limp. 'T H
lltli gall Carefree' good for .1 laugh' never
LAW Wllnil- always really lm' 3 marries about homework.
"Pork-,"' Manager of a marker
"I could iz! and louk and look-
' af the carer of a book."
Likes girlsg Dislikes phonics.
i'Rally in the rixlh,"'
Always wisecrackingg nice to have
around, huh, girls?
BTARY ANN PORCU ALAN POTTER
:Malin E Surelalfy "Al" Hardware Store Driver
ff fffvgffiiijjjizifiifrfiifiifxfffed "1 vi quiet in ,mr quiez firm,"
Likes buysg Dislikes two-facers. Llkh dnvlrigl Dmmffs bmwmes'
"YealJ"' DU up
liasy to get along withg full of QUICK reservedl Shy'
fi' ng infectious giggle.
BARBARA A. RYAN
"l5.irlv" 'l'clt-plione Operator
"liar irlml ii filwlitnll Il'll!7llllf lm af
Likes Alimmyg Dislikes pests.
Cioorl naturetlg always on the gog
exuels in sports.
CilfNliVllfVli A. SADLUXVSKI
MA diipuuzzrnz in gnldui ui' her
Likes people in generalg Dislikes
You llklllf lu bel?"
lntelligent1 good ilebaterg haril
working Ctlitor ol the "Observer,"
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DIANA JUAN SAURR AUGUST E. SBARDELLATI
"Dee" Sorial XX'orker "Augie" Rada, Qpel-aw,
"Serene and mlm in an
Likes everythingg Dislikes nothing.
Can be very serious antl quiet at
timesg gootl listenerg easy going.
"He lanky on life with quiet eyerf'
Likes driving and girlsg Dislikes
getting up in the morning.
Good naturedg ftiendlyg fun lov-
.llmmyu Truck Driver
"Sigh no more. yirlr. Jigh no
Likes outdoor lifeg Dislikes fruits,
"l'm iiilh ,w11."'
Always presents a smile and a
SAMUEL j. SALERNO
"Your cbamrler ii' what you hare'
Likes music and girlsg Dislikes
Tbafr nba! ,mu Ibirlkfn
Loads of fung nice to talk tog
tloesn't get mad fast.
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'Sthuky Metlital SL-tretaii
"l..mqli fzrlillliu .'if,ii'illi1ffkglu L4 Ill'
l.1lNL'sI11L1siC. liisliktw stlioollwookt
"Cul .w li'
Quiet. unassuming. :owl sporr
RICHARD P. SCI-IULL
"Dick" Traveling Salesman
A'Self - re1'erenre.' relf- knowledgeq
Likes public speakingg Dislikes
"Well . , . "
Scientifically inclineilg intelligentg
AS 'l'lMli CiOl:S
"Shoes" Lab Technician
"And be bin 41 fr.ier1z1'l,1 heart,"
Likes wisecracksg Dislikes snobs.
Pleasantg appreciates a jokeg fun
"Sill" Auto Mechanic
"Good humor and generosity
farm lbe day friih the popular
heart all the uorld over."
DOROTHY L. SEXTON
"Dot" Lab Technifian
"Serene and mlm ar an
Likes sports. Dislikes slow people.
"116,V.,q" Likes girlsg Dislikes to get up,
Witty' and friendlyg quiet a fellow
with the ladies.
lirientlly, xx ontletful conversation-
"MJ plwinf-e.. are len - girlf.
girls and more girlif'
Likes footlg Dislikes "The Bums."
"Good enough to milf'
A good sportg always ready for
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BARBARA NNIART ,, V X
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JAMES V. SORRENTINO
"W'i.'fJ Jtep lrizzmphanl and a
bear! of fbeerf'
Likes fun and laughterg Dislikes
"I don? know."
Always good for a laughg if
rhere's mischief, that's where jim-
Guorl sense of humorg sports en-
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JOHN xl, STANKO
'Swanksu Business Mm
"Full Of L'l2eer.f11ff of pep. UIJIIIILLI
fun at erery rtepf'
Likes loorlullg Dislikes brmsnies.
"Ilan ufwn! lbalfu
MARY ANN SUPP
"Mary Aim" leunhcr
"Her ww in .staff of 114 Ijlllfflf fair.
l.1li'1:r.'!z,ulv1'.i Inu. fur 1111.151
Likes nc rrerimg Dislike. 'curly
rim lwcil. L-.irly to rise."
DORIS L, SXWEET
Hxlff III aff, xlnrfi J flfeufzfe lu.i.i.'
Likes televisiung Dislikes wnneireil
Quicrg lriemllyg ililiuenr in every-
thing she does.
rhusiasrg easy going.
Persimimliry plusg populurg intelli-
"Carl Trunk Driver
"Happy 11 the man uizlv Vldfl L1
Likes car ruaesg Dislikes opera
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Quiet and pleasantg gooil frieml
DELLA M. THOMAS
H.llIlL'Z7lL'f ajumes in ber 6'jt.'.l.
and imifci' druzie upon her lfpif
Likes Auuud timcsg Dislikes people
who rank take a ioke.
"You 521014 ,"'
T.ilk.iriveg gayg happy-go-lucky,
JOAN M. TOMASHESKI
MLJllKZblIlf. ldfilllxl. ufzlrui gum,
.She helps lu Indie J peffw! Jul."
Likes tall buysg Dislikes short hair.
"Sax, 14 fur?"
Full of fun and gituglesg t.1lk.1tive.
,IRAN H. TRLYL JR ROXX'
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Liku rlic wunrryg Dixliku puki-
SL-rciic .uid L.ilmg .ippmliiiu Ln.:-
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ANTI If PNY lf. X'lfLLTL'RO
'Kiiiuwi' C liciiim
'wlllw fixw' iifwmii Jill fun lli
ififliglwi. uw! the fem! of fluff,
flu' Zuglv lil7UHil iiiigfu'-."
Likca iiirpldnug Diblikcs lliiklgcrw
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Pupukir .irlilctcg ilcturrniiicil pci-
mri, ,i mighrx' mira: cniiip .i ,Sunil
CQIIARLLS A. YIVLS
iif.ll.ll'llL" C.niiinicni.il Arm!
"fl J.zf'l-fialruf fin! HIIXT fl'lLPlLIll
Likw iliimiiitug Dislikes nothing.
Hlvnfufll. I gneii iri."'
Siiiiiurli ikinccrg tall, ilurk and
RALPH M. TROY
Hfmmf N.lflH'L fi nm' ffl tfii l'llll7L il
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Likes wupcil-up truQksg Dislikes
six wccks tcm.
Hljflllif fmg vial"
Quiet .it tint. but look .igning
blumhca ciisilyg nice to know.
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"If ji' beltfr In he .wiall and .vhnit
Ibiul to ,ic Agreai and i'i1.rt a
Likes ,ipizzag Dislikes boys.
Tiny blunileg quick ro smileg quiet.
-IOYCL B. YLLMS
Hn' iffsiii NJ1 nh flu infix the
imri Ima' iiliwz Ifufi muy
Likck thc Ngivyg Dislikes insulting
"l'fin'ff firm' fini,"
Dituiiilicilg IlL'.iILippC'LiX'.1l'1L'CQ popu-
SITTING BY THE XVINDOXY'
"Bobby" Chemigal Engineer
"AJ good-matured u .foul ar e'er
trod on flzme of lealllerf'
Likes photographyg Dislikes noth-
"Oh .riff him. ilzl."'
Always merryg co-operativeg well
liked by all.
RUTH M. YAGOVANE
"Her air, her manner. all NIJ!!
mu' admired. Lourteozzi' llmugll
shy. and gentle lhougla reliredf'
Likes friendly peopleg Dislikes
"That'r pre1t5 cool. lJo3."'
Reserved but friendlyg everyone
has a good word for Ruth.
ROBERT N. WIQDIN
"Hull and lmmnr mi Llllllpdllllfll
Likes driving and girlsg Dislikes
"Kid, I'ze go! neuxr for gauf'
Tallg good-humoredg get to know
him and you won't be sorry.
IT SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES
"A Nllllhll .ipirit lilli' Ilia! linlff
Likes .uirlsg Dislikes hunting.
Cute and talkativeg makes up in
mischief what he latks in size.
Hllappbi-go-llzfii. flfeerful und'
yin. A rerbi ,good pal in E'16'fV1
Likes golfg Dislikes long speethes.
Good sporrg carefree fellowg al-
ways ready for a laugh.
"And .flue li willy and she if gay
Ana' the ir rmiij in erery maj."
Likes boys, Dislikes Snobs.
Witty'g talkativeg full of fun.
We the members of the class of 54 enterrng the
seemmgly mammoth halls of the Ansonla Hrgh
School four years ago as Bewrtched Bothered and
Bewrldered freshmen had one dream to become
hrgh and mrghty semors
Now that we have reached that model of perfec
tron and are gradually prepartng to leave our be
loved Alma Mater we can recall the numerous events
that played an rmportant part rn the realrzatron of
Wxth the electron of our freshman class officers
Barbara Ftsher presldent Ann Marle D1G1orgx v1ce
presrdent and John Glenn secretary treasurer w
made the first advancement toward our goal Before
long the talent and the abrlrty of the freshmen were
recognrzed ln the hlgh school band and on the Ob
After months of preparanon our efforts were
rewarded wrth the presentatlon of The Belle of
Barcelona our annual operetta vxhnch proved to bc
a great success In the leads vsere ohn Blake Joyce
Dreher Lourse Hummel Gene Sadlowskl Wrllraraa
Glenn and Sal Ferla
As our hrst year of hlgh school came to an end
we looked forward to an enjoyable and restful vaca
tron But that summer wrth the tragrc death of ohn
Blake a popular classmate we suffered a very great
We returned m September to the Ansoma Hrgh
School gettlng acquamted agarn wrth some of our
old classmates whom we had not seen all summer
Although we were strll Strangers IH Paradrse
lf was wonderful to be an actual part of the lllgll
Startmg wrth a bang we elected Sal Ferla ean
Hallett john Glenn and Lmda Mayer as our class
The sophomore football heroes that year were
Tony Vellturo john Stanko john Karlok Bernard
Odoy Charles Peters Bull McAll1ster and Hugh
Collms Representmg us on the basketball team were
Anthony Vellturo and ohn Glenn The gurls also
showed thelr prowess nn athletrcs by gammg merrts
on the Honorary Volleyball Team whrch included
Genevreve Chapllnskas Marron Dechxo Edxth D1
Lalla Jean Hallett Gene Krupa Marre Morganellr
Ahce Petryshyn and Gene Sadlowskx
Many soph dramatrsts exhrbrted therr actmg
talent by jornmg the Dramatrc Club
Lawrence Brett was the lone soph who par
trcrpated rn the Pubhc Speakrng Contest
As unxors we were only one step away from our
goal But T111 Then as full fledged upper classmen
we eagerly set to work by electmg our junior class
leaders Sal Ferla presrdent ean Hallett vice pres
rdent john Glenn treasurer and Lmda Mayer secre
tary Unfortunately Lmda left our hrgh school to at
tend Shelton Hlgh but she was ably replaced bs
Barbara Frsher Patty Smlth and Donald Redshavu
left th1s year also for prrvate schools and Sandra Bus
well left to attend Mllford Hxgh School
It was not long before we had the pleasant task
of selectxng our long awarted class rlngs Black onyx
was agreed upon as the stone The rmgs were to be
engraved vuth our class motto-Ad Astra Per Aspera
john Cooke Mrchael Egan Rrchard Huzl Edward
Grxfhn Mxchael Patulak John Hemenway ohn
Glenn and Maurrce Meade jomed our football squad
that year At the annual football banquet Bernard
Odoy and Brll McAllrster were selected as co captams
of our football team
lohn Glenn served as our basketball captam
Robert Wedln Jon Hall oe Mastroslmonl and
Rrchard Schull were the rumor baseball players
Cheerrng our teams on to vrctory were two peppy
pumor cheerleaders ean Hallett and ackxe Belko
Leadrng the Ansoma band were junior twlrlers Alxce
Petryshyn Nancy Motel and JHTIICC Hylwa
Grrls ptomment ln athletrcs were named to the
honorary teams Jean Hallett Nancy Motel Alnce
Petryshyn jackre Belko Dorothy Lorec and Marne
Morganellr were named to the Honorary Basketball
Team whlle the Honorary Volleyball Team mcluded
JHCRIC Belko Helena Chmura Francme Daniels
Gayle D1G1org1 Barbara Frsher ean Hallett Gene
Krupa Marre Morganelln jean Zygmunt and Gene
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was held durmg our lunxor year Many of our yunxor
grrls partxcxpated rn the event wxth members of other
R presentmg the junror class In the annual Pubhc
Speakmg Contest were Richard Schull and Lawrenc
Brett who won second prxze In the Amerlcan Legron
Oratorncal Contest Sal Ferla and Lawrence Brett drd
the honors for the yunxor class
Delegates to the Geography Conference held at
New Haven State Teachers College were Mary Ann
Supp james Sorrentmo and Sal Ferla
A new attractxon was added thrs year the JLIHIOI'
Sophomore Assembly wrth several of our classmates
Everyone looked forward to the annual umor
Senxor Receptron and rt rs wrth pleasant memorres
that we recall thrs eventful evenrng Wrthout a doubt
A Good T1me Was Had By All
umor grrls chosen to represent our class at Nut
meg Grrls State at the Umversrty of Connectrcut
were jean Hallett and Gene Sadlowskr Boys chosen
for Boys State were Tony Vellturo Brll Mc
Allnster and Sal Ferla
Wrth Mrxed Emotnons we yomed wrth the
sennors rn the memorable Class Day ceremonxes
Presrdent Sal Ferla accepted wxth prrde the spade
from the senlor class presldent for next year we
would be SENIORS'
When we returned that fall we were actually
Srttmg On Top of the World for at last we were
the hrgh and mrghty senlors
Our semor class ofhcers who ushered us through
the final year of our high school experxences were
Sal Ferla ean Hallett ohn Glenn and Mary Ann
Gene Sadlowskn was chosen as the edxtor m chref
of our popular school paper the Observer Sal Ferla
bemg a capable co worker was chosen as her as
srstant Edrtors headmg the drfferent departments
were Barbara Flsher lrterary Mary Ann Supp school
notes Reyna Olderman exchange Marllyn Brunnock
alumm Lounse Hummel glrls sports Madelyn Ber
nardo and Edrrh D1Lalla typrst charrmen Rrchard
Schull busmess manager and ohn Dana photog
Helena Chmura and Franctne Daniels were chosen
co edrtors of the Lavender
Durrng the month of December the Dramauc
Club under the drrectxon of Mr Clark worked con
tmuously for weeks rn order to present the play
Sprmg Green whlch everyone thought was mag
The annual pubhc speakmg contest resulted rn
Robert Schumacher wmnlng thrrd prxze
Later on nn the year the Amerlcan Legron Ora
torncal Contest was held Frrst prrze was awarded to
Sal Ferla second to Gene Sadlowskr and tied for
thrrd was Rrchard Schull
Our artractrve drum mayorette jacquelyn Ashel
ford and our charmmg sentor cheerleaders acklyn
Belko jean Hallett ean Krupa Dorrs Carrubba
jo Ann Kennedy and Joyce Velms together wrth our
twnrlers Alxce Petryshyn Edxth D1Lalla amce
Hylwa Nancy Motel Mary Ann Supp and Mary Lou
Mlynar contrrbuted to the lrvely spxrxt and joy of
games where we watched our senror boys lead us on
to many vrctorres
The grrls drd very well that year too and be
cause of the large number of excellent volleyball
players Mrss Marvm requested that the entrre class
choose therr own candrdates for the Honorary Volley
ball Team After much drfhculty thxs team was
chosen Helena Chmura Francme Damels Barbara
Flsher Mane Morganellx Barbara Ryan Catherine
Fountam jean Hallett and Murrel Horowrtz
March arrrved and flnally our senior assembly was
put on the theme bemg Frfty years of musrc We
had songs and dances slow and fast sketches e c
which were favorltes from the years 1904 to 1954
And last but not least the most rmportant event
we shall remember Forever and Ever was the Semor
That has all ended and now as we recall these
mcrdents and the last trme we sand Vaya Con Dros
to all our classmates we shall go on through lrfe as
usual hoplng for the best and lookxng forward to
the glorrous clay when We shall meet agam
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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
CLASS OF 1954
ANSONIA HIGH SCHOOL
We the members of the departrng class of 1954 of the
AHS Ansonra Connecticut USA Planet Earth having
completed our four year Brref Interlude and departing for
Far way Places now leave thrs wrll and testament Among,
To the superintendent of schools Mr Stevens to our
prrncrpal Mr Ruddy and to the faculty we leave our srncere
thanks for preparing us for the future and for giving us four
happy well spent but wonderfully crazy years
To Mrss Ericson Mr Manley and Mrss Upton we Live
a vote of thanks for therr rnvaluable help and assrstance rn
preparing thrs yearbook
To the faculty we leave
Mr Ruddy Some means to discourage rnterruptrons durrn,
Mrss Marvrn Gerrtol to conquer that trred feelrnr,
Mrss Ryan Added energy to break her old record of 5
Mrss Prrckett Red Buttons welcome- Hr Hr Hr
Mr Clark A tennrs match with Pancho Gonzales
Mrss Schconmaker A prrvate fire engrne to go to all thc
Miss Conklin A separate shelf rn the library for her books
Mr Ryan A brll collector to help hrm collect money from
Mrss Coss Several students qur pouvarent prononcer ces
Mrss Monahan Some strong he men to help carry supplies
to the book store
Mrss Crrbbrns A parr of elevator shoes
Mr Manley A secretary to record hrs valuable remarks for
Mr Vrcarr An arr condrtroner for hrs hacrenda rn Mexrco
Miss Kennedy and Mr Arthur Some femme fatale: to
grace therr trrg classes
Mrss McNamara A heater to keep her warm rn the audr
Mr Conklrn A bottle of wrde awake prlls
Mrss Lane-Coordrnatron rn junior and Senior High School
Mr Burns A nomrnatron for the trtle of one of the 10
best dressed men rn Ansonra
Mr Glenn A hothouse to supply hrm with hrs darly bou
Mr Porell Some young hopefuls for the band
Mrss Nason A cookbook
Mr Hrlbrsh A dozen people to be rn the oratorrcal contest
Mrss Stewart A book entrtled Women s Rights
Mrs Lombardi The newest model arrplane
Mrss Roche A bottle of perfume entitled Take Me Away
From It All
Mr Martorano An empty hrst floor corridor dunnr, 3rd
Mrss Errcson Students who wrll be wrllrng, to stay after
school to work on extra curricular actrvrtres
To the Juniors we leave the hope that they have as much
fun serving therr term as we have had
To the Sophomores we leave the motto Remember
everything always looks darkest before you become Senrors
John Alea leaves wrth Lena D Ascanro
Adrienne Allen leaves making norse rn the halls
jackre Ashelford leaves her dramatrc abrlrty to Judy Sokol
Leon Barauskas leaves hrs brcycle clrp to any junior who
Alrce Barnett departs at 1 55
Betty Beeman leaves her neatness to Marguerite Polk
jackie Belko leaves her wardrobe to Joan Kusprnskr
Allen Benrs bequeaths Shakespeare to anyone who vrants rt
Madelyn Bernardo leaves her prano abrlrty to Drane Debskr
Marrette Block leaves her left hand suspended rn space
lWhat a Rock'J
Al Breda leaves hrs neat appearance to jrmmy Mongrllo
Helen Brenra leaves rn her grrlfrrend s hot rod
Larry Brett leaves to change the outside world
Ulysses Brualdr and Jon Hall leave for a Scout meetrng,
rn the strcks
Drew Callrnr leaves blrndly for the eye doctor
Charlotte Campbell leaves to make the famous Noodle Soup
Dorrs Carrubba leaves with everyone admiring her cute
Angie Chraro leaves Bewitched Bothered and Bewrldered
Helena Chmura leaves her scholastrc abrlrty to Pat De Rosa
Hugh Collrns leaves hrs height to Brran Srnglrger
'Margaret Condon leaves A H S to work at Prne
Betty Clifford leaves for work at the 5 8z 10
John Cooke leaves hrs drgnrfied ways to Jimmy Supp
Gerr Cox and Babe Grova leave close frrendshrp to Irene
McGurre and Mary Lou Mace
john Dana and Robert Wakelee leave with their cameras
Francine Danrels leaves her herght to anyone who wants
to make the honorary basketball team
Frances Danrelczuk and joe Mastrosrmone leave for the
First National CNot the bankj
Shrrley Danko leaves her famous grggle to Mary Connors
Clifford DeBaptrste leaves to assrst others to leave
Marron Dechro leaves whrzzrng up the Hous rn her
motorboat with Carmella Ferlrsr following on waterskrrs
Domrnrc Della Volpe leaves hrs ways to anyone who wants
to get rn trouble
Gurdo DeMelrs leaves hrs cuteness to Donny Poeharlos
Gayle Dr Grorgr leaves to help out rn Sam s
Ann Marre Dr Grorgr leaves sportrng the cleanest whrte
bucks rn the AH S
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Anthony DrPrro leases wrthout a care rn the world
Rrchard Dreher leaves hrs tuba to anyone who wants rt
Mrke Egan leaves us wonderrng how he subtracts backwards
Mary Lou Federrco gladly leaves
Sal Ferla leaves hrs leadershrp to jrmmy Hallrhan
Barbara Frsher leaves her complexron to Betty Lou Smrth
Judy Frtzpatrrck Veronrca Fowler and Maureen Kelly leave
srngrng Srde by Srde
Mary Frtzgerald has left
Catherrne Founrarn and Estelle Gatrson are gorng gorng
Glorra Garto leaves rn search of a formula for garnmg
john Gardella departs strll mumblrng about Toussarnt L
Bucky Glenn leaves wrth a brg., bag of lunch rn each hand
Margaret and Brlly Glenn have rust left Whrch twrn has
Eddre Grrfhn leaves hrs good nature to Artre Krlpatrrck
Antornette Gurrera and Rosalre Imperato leave through the
jean Hallett leaves her pep and popularrty to Shrrlee Taylor
Farmer Hemenway leaves lookrng half asleep
Murrel I-lorowrtz leaves her New York accent to any grrl
who wants to act wordly
Roberta Hubert leaves to convert all the natrves rn Afrrca
Lourse Hummel leaves her Drck Tracy set to the junror
grrls who want to get men
Rrchard Huzr and Robert Marrno leave out rn space over
janrce Hylwa leaves wrth no regrets
Rosemary Hylwa leaves her 4th year Latrn book and notes
to the poor unfortunates of next year
Ann Knapp and Barbara Karkour leave rn search of jackre
Karlocks formula Cnot out of the bottlej
Mrke Kasrnskas leaves hrs track unrform
Jo Ann Kennedy and Barbara Smart leave to grace the
Jean Krley leaves us rn hysterrcs
Shrrley Klern leaves Trptoerng Through the Tulrps
Eleanore Koslowskr leaves her artrstrc abrlrty to anyone
worthy of rt
Fa Kroprewnrckr leaves Do re m so la tr o
Vrrgrnra Krupa leaves wrth fond memorres of her cheerrng
Joyce Leggo leaves her telephone number at drsposal at all
Dot Lorec departs srngrng Prne boys are fine boys
Lungarrnr leaves Mr Ryan s room wrth Ploskr
Malrnak leaves hrs nrckname of P B to anyone who
Mary Mantrnr leaves the best years of her lrfe
Mo Meade and Mary Lou Mlynar March on Munchrng
M 81 M s M M M good
Bull M Allrster leaves hrs athletrc abrlrty to Marty Lawlor
Brll McGrvney leaves hrs brother to carry on the famrly
Helen McWrllrams leaves her red harr to any junror who
doesnt want to use Trntarr
Arr ne Meeqan and Barbara Morgan leave ssh
Marre Morganellr leaves her athletrc abrlrty to jean Hulley
Carolyn Morosko leaves talkrng all the trme
Nancy Motel leaves the school mrnus a good twrrler
Bernre ODoy leaves hrs formula for speech makrng to
future football captarns
Reyna Olderman leaves to open a tuna fish factory
Dolores Pagano leaves to yorn Nrcky
Mrke Patulak leaves bound for Wrndy Hrll
Edre Persrco leaves her poetrc abrlrty to Ann Basra
Chuck Peters and Butch Poprkas leave an honorary mem
shrp rn the K O Boys Club
Alrce Petryshyn leaves her artrstrc abrlrty on all the books
loe Poeta leaves hrs vorce
Mary Ann Porcu goes out rnto the dark dark world
Allan Potter leaves not sayrng a word
Barbara Ryan leaves Number Please
Gene Sadlowskr leaves a supply of asprrrn to whoever
takes over as edrtor of the Observer
Sam Salerno leaves quretly
August Sbardellatr leaves rn june
Barbara Schuchman leaves srngrng I ll send you one dozen
Rrchatd Schull leaves hrs abrlrty to argue to Brll Ruddy
Robert Schumacher leaves to storm the Bastrlle
Dorothy Sexton leaves her abrlrty rn Physrcs to Drane Ryan
lan Srlvetberg leaves her cuteness to joan Ploskr
lanrce Skerlrck leaves wartrng for Deanne as usual
Frances Slusarskr leaves her pleasrng ways to Carol Osreckr
Isabelle Smrth leaves rn search of her Srr Walter Ralergh
lrmmy Sorrentrno leaves sportrng a new cashmere sweater
Stanko leaves Clear the Way
Mary Ainn Supp leaves rn ecstacy over her U Conn week
Dorrs Sweet and Deanne Sauer leave together
Carl Tallberg leaves the Hrlltop unwrllmgly
lean Trevorrow leaves her appealrng Englrsh accent
Ralph Troy leaves rn hrs red truck Go' Go' Go'
loan Tyma leaves her story about a trrp to New York for
anyone who vsants an rnterestrng oral toprc
Tony Vellturo leaves a trarl of broken hearts 60h Tony'
loyce Velms leaves her srngrng abrlrty to Joan Barberr
Charles Vrves leaves equrpped wrth a shoe horn
Bob Wedrn leaves hrs srzzlrng fastball to jackre Ahearn
Ruth Yagovane leaves wrth trmrngs rn her hand
Morton Yontef leaves hrs drag wrth Mrss Schoonmaker
anvone who wants to Hunk
Zrggy Zygmunt departs zrngrng zrng a lrttle zong
To the entrre Student Body we leave
l Added health and vrgor to carry on rn our footsteps
7 A more alert and actrve Student Councrl
3 A Coke machrne and a yukebox rn the cafeterra
4 Less Schedule l more movres and assemblres and all rn
all less class trme
We hereby entrust to Mrss Ethel Errcson executrrx thrs
our last wrll and testament
In wrtness whereof we the graduates of 54 have srgned
and sealed thrs wrll on the 23rd day of June AD 1954
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PIN? President ciqlllgrc Fcrh pres! FICTRS
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me Behrle Secfemr
gliiliwxxel Oleneiiliik Trensuref
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A H S SENIOR HOME ROOM OFFICERS
Robert Schull Bxrlml Fisher
Hugh Cullum Beirhlrl Rx ln
Williziiu McAllister Iom Tomwshcslxi
MWTIC Morzginelli Rilph Troy
Virginia Krupq Genevieve Sndlowski
PINE HOME ROOM OFFICERS - 4 A PINE HOME ROOM OFFICERS - 4 B
Robert Cerrirelli Richard Burns
Thomas Fain 44 Horace Behrle
Samuel Olenechuk Willianu Larkin
Andrew Porcu Mariano Adamo
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PINE MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL
On 1 brrght sunshnny day rn September rn the
ye1r 1950 the freshlj p11nted doors of the Charles
H Pme School opened 1nd IIS frrendly corrldors
beckoned to a group of small green freshmen We
were gnen 1 welcommg 1ddress by our genral prm
crpal Mr joseph A McGee There we heard those
1mmort1l words Pme Boys are fine boys and Pme
School ns 1 fine school
Class electrons were held and the followmg boys
were elected to office C1rl De LISIO Presrdent ohn
OKeefe V1ce Presrdent Robert Stevenson Secretary
The Pme freshm1n blskerbfrll te1m enjoyed
xery successful season defe1tmg our hugh school three
The ye1r rolled by vcry fast 1nd we were now
ready to enjoy our long 1wa1ted summer vacation
September came 1round all too qurckly and novs
we were ready to st1rt our sophomore year at the
dngnrty 1nd were no longer consrdered the babres
of the school but upper cl1ssmen of our fine school
Boys prcked to gunde our cl1ss HHHIFS for ou:
second ye1r were Robert Stevenson Presndent ohn
OKeefe V1cePres1dent and Robert Sherman Sec
retary Tre1surer On the football team we were repre
sented by Sam Olencchuk and Drck Burns and on
the basketball team by Molly Adamo
We had to make a chorce of which shop we would
elect for our next two years at the school Now rt
was June and trme for a long needed vacatxon
As we c1me to school as 1ll lmportant juniors
we found 1 new f1ce m our class Bnll I.1rkm who
had come to us from Notre Dame
We now had the shop of our cholce and h1d 1
goal rn slght
In our class electxons we chose john OKeefe
Presldent Wrllram Larkrn Vlce Preszdent and James
Pr1nc1p1 Secretary Treasurer
Thrs year we were hosts to the junior Senror Re
ceptnon and all enjoyed a swell nrght
Brg Sam Olenechuk was a standout on the foot
Some of the boys p1rt1c1p1ted rn the Sophomore
junror Assembly whnch proved 1 success
Boys State Delegates were Robert Ploskr Arthur
Hlywa and Horace Behrle
une came and we started out on a vacation
which was to be our last
As the school year came around agam the bell
rang and we started our never to be forgotten semor
year We assembled m the mechanncal drawrng room
to he1r Mr McGee spe1k We were no longer green
1nd nolsy but 1s the B T O s of the school-quxet
reserved 1nd dxgnxfied
As the footb1ll se1son arrlved we were represented
by Big Sam Olenechuk Mrke The Toe Crchon
1nd B111 Vrtamrn Larkrr'
The class ofhcers for thls Important year were as
follows Presldent Marlano Adamo Vlce President
Horace Behrle Secretary Samuel Olenechuk and
our 1ble class advrsor
In September we started on the final round as
Pme students 1nd 1n no tlme at 1ll the year of 53
After the Chrzstmas v1cat1on tryouts for the
Senior Assembly were held and wnth all the natural
talent of the semor Pme boys the assembly was en
joyed lmmensely by the lower classmates
The socral hfe contrnued wrth the un1orSen1or
Receptron We were the honored guests of the
JUHIOI' class and of course the mam event m any
semors hfe IS the Semor Prom The prom commrt
tee consisted of the followmg boys from Pme
Marmno Adamo S1muel Olenechuk Robert Cerrx
tellr john OKeefe Robert Ploskr Horace Behrle
Rlchard Burns Wrllnam I.ark1n Wllllam Schumacher
and Henry Fernandes
Yes rt had been a very short but enjoyable four
years and the rmmortal words that Pme Boys are
fine boys and Pme School rs a fine school would
always lmger m the memorres of the boys of thexr
wonderful davs at the Pme Hugh School
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Class of 1954
Prne Manual Trarnrng School
Hear ye' Hear ye' We the class of 1954 of the
Charles H Prne Manual Trarnrng School of Ansonra
rn the county of New Haven State of Connectrcut
U S A make these bequests our Last Wrll and
To the Charles H Prne Manrrrl Trrrnrng School
we leave Peace
To the office we leaxe a self wrrtrng pen to wrrte
our tardy slrps
To the Prrntrng Shop we leave 1 lrnotype Ma
To the Auto Shop we leave a machme gun t
kccp thc sophomores rn therr seats
To the Machrne Shop we leave a l1e detector to
find our who keeps the tools
To the Cookrng Class we lerve 1 cold runnrn
To the Sewrng Clrss we lc we 1 water fountarn
so thc grrls won t have to make constant trrps to the
To the Woodworkrng Shop we leave a fan to
clear the smoke out of the boys room
To the Mechanrcal Drawrng Room we leave a new
set of tools for each student
To the future puprls of Prne School we leave
membershrp cards for the members of the Camel
Furthermore we the Class of 54 do hereby
make the followrnf., bequests to the faculty of our
school whom wc have happrly obeyed the past four
We leave and bequeath to Mr McGee In electrrc
eye to find the bottles the boys throw around
To Mr Iarvrs we bequeath a football team that
vrrll cop the state trtle
To Mr Roche we leave a loudspeaker so the stu
dents can hear hrm read
We grve and bequeath to Mr Flynn a gym so
that he can work out rn peace
We bequerth and leave to Mr Burns a box of
We grve and bequeath to Mr Krely 1 group of
senrors who know somethrng about woodworkrng
To Mr Conklrn we leave a hydra matrc car su
that he wont have to leave hrs crr rn second gear
when he comes down from the hrgh school
We grve and bequeath to Mr Learv our gratrtude
for lornrng the faculty of Prne School
We bequeath to Mr Snow Mount Vernon so he
can see hrs puprls
To Mr Gondek we leave an undefeated track
We bequeath to Mr Hallrgan another Porcu and
We grve and bequeath to Mr Gaudro an assrstanr
to help hrm clean the halls and classrooms
To Mr Clark we leave srx perrods at the hrgh
To Mr Crook we leaxe another Adamo to hx the
We grve and bequeath to Mr Martorano a hel1
copter to go back and forth from the schools
To M155 BeLley we leave two bodyguards to pro
tect her when she walks through the halls
We bequeath to Mrss Nason 1 chauffeur drrven
Cadrllac to brrna her to school
To Mrss Ktrlrkowskr we leavc r glass door so that
there wrll be no drffictrlty rn seerng rnto the sewrng
We grve and bequeath to Mrs Gorman a set
of new sewrng machrnes
We bequeath to Mrs MacLeod our thanks for
substrtutrng for Mrs Gorman
the rndrvrdual members of the lower classes
at the Prne School we the Class of 54 make the
Adamo leaves hrs golfing abrlrty to Anthony
Behrles rntellrgence rs left to Wrllram Hall
Blakely leaves hrs abrlrty rn auto shop to
Boaths boxrng abrlrty rs left to anyone who
can match rt
Burns leaves hrs drgnrty to john Berenda
Cerrrtellrs physrque IS left to Robert Wrl
Crchon leaves hrs place krckrng abrlrty to
Farn leaves hrs good natured ways to George
Fernandes han' style rs left to Kenneth
Frnkles abrlrty to get out of school at an
earlrer age rs left to anyone who can match
Gabranellr leaves hrs absent record to Steve
Gabrrels srngrng ways are left to Wrllram
Gallr leaves hrs hat to anyone who can
Hartmans car rs left to anyone who buys
Larkrn leaves hrs pepprness to Domrnrck
Lrbbys way of gettrng along wrth Mr ar
vrs to Rrchard Cerrrtellr
McDonnells basketball abrlrty IS left
Mrtsakos way wrth Mrss Begley rs left to
OKeefe leaves hrs ways wrth Mr McGee
to Mrchael Srmon
Olenechuk leaves food and money to Fred
Watton who had supplred hrm wrth lunch
throughout hrs senror year
Parks leaves hrs frrendshrp wrth Frtzpatrrck s
Garage to Edward Bostrc
Prwonskr leaves hrs way wrth Mr Leary to
Ploskr leaves hrs pull wrth Mr Crook to
Prrncrprs story tellrng rs left to anyone who
can match t
Porcus way wrth the gurls rs left to ack
Schumachers woodworkrng abrlrty rs left to
Srlva s way wrth Mr Gondek rs left to Theo
Yagovane leaves hrs herght to Herbert Pot
Sworn to rll regulatrons accordrng to the rnherrt
rnce laws of Connectrcut
Srgned and sealed
Prne Class of 54
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BI ST LOOKING
Charles Peters john Cooke Geraldrne Cox
lames Prmcxpl 6Pmel
MOST FUN TO HAVE AROUND MOST VERSATILL
Robert Cerrrtclln 6PmeJ lean Kiley Salvatore Perla Anfhflnl Vfllruw lean Hallett
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Arthur Hlywa 1PmeJ
Samuel Olenechuk CP1neJ
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
Horace Behrle fPnnej Genevteve Sadlowskt
QUIETEST MOST DIGNIFIED
Robert Ploskt CP1neJ D0f0!hY Sexton Richard Burns 1Pmej Joyce Velms John Cooke
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Guido DeMeli5 jo-Ann Kennedy jean Hallett Mariano Adamo fPineJ Salvatore Ferla
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On August 29, while most of the students of the A. H. S.
were still enjoying their lengthy summer vacation, about
forty boys headed, purposefully but reluctantly, towards the
clubhouse at the Athletic Field for their first official practice.
Under the guidance of head coach Charles Jarvis and his
able assistant john Gondek, the team held double practices
for two weeks during very warm weather, but soon our
team began to take shape.
Although the season was prophesied by many as a poor
one, the team proved to be a success in winning seven out of
nine games, while losing to Stamford and Hillhouse.
Led by their able co-captains, "Bernie" Odoy and Bill
McAllister, the untested A. H. S. team took the field against
a poor Leavenworth team. With McAllister providing the
punch with his two touchdowns, which earned him the
honor, "back of the week," Ansonia downed Leavenworth
with some strong line defense which starred pint-sized
Collins and two rough tackles in the persons of john Cooke
and "Big Sam" Olenechuk. Ansonia's third touchdown came
by way of a Lawlor to Ahern aerial.
With one win under their belts, Ansonia took the field
against Shelton in the first night game of the season. A
crowd of 4,000 fans saw Marty Lawlor score Ansonia's first
T.D. and co-captain "Bernie" Odoy add the winning touch-
down. Co-captain Bill McAllister, Hugh Collins, "Chuck"
Peters, and "Sam" Olenechuk were the big guns for the
A. H. S.
This was the do-or-die game of the season. If Ansonia
could win this game the season might prove to be a success-
ful one. This game was all "jack" Karlok. His electrifying
50 yard touchdown run and continual lengthy gains, broke
the backs of the CrQsby players. Also starring in this game
were "Mike" Egan, "Chuck" Peters, Hugh Collins, and
Placing a 3-0 record on the line, the forces of Coach jar-
vis met a strong Stamford eleven on a cold October night in
a game witnessed by 4,500 fans who were sorely dis-
appointed at the outcome of the game. Although defeated
by two touchdowns, Ansonia outplayed Stamford and beat
them physically with strong line play which featured Hugh
Collins, Bill McAllister, Sam Olenechuk, John Cooke, Mike
Egan, "Chuck" Peters, and "Bernie" Odoy.
Sporting a 3-l record, the charges of Coach Jarvis took
the field against Hamden on a rainy Friday afternoon. Al-
though Hamden took an early lead of 6-0, late in the third
quarter a Lawlor to McAllister touchdown pass gave An-
sonia at least a tie. Then came the crucial moment, with
Vellturo holding, Cichon split the uprights with the win-
ning point. A defensive standout was Hugh Collins.
Led by the swift running of Tony Vellturo, the Ansonia
football team rolled to a 54-14 victory over Torrington at
Vellturo was a busy bee all afternon as he scored three
touchdowns in the Lavender's biggest offensive spurt of the
Ansonia's first T.D. came on a one yard bolt by Vellturo.
Minutes later Vellturo again scampered 15 yards to paydirt
as Ansonia zoomed ahead 15-0.
After the visitors sliced the deficit to 13-7 on a pass play
from Kulas to Koplar, jackie Karlok, Lavender speedster,
rumbled over from the four yard line for a 20-7 margin.
Once again Ansonia scored as the alert Vellturo intercepted
a Torrington pass and dashed 42 yards for a touchdown.
Ansonia completed its scoring on a 17 yard bolt by Billy
McAllister. With the Ansonia reserves in the game, Torring-
ton scored on a 4 yard plunge by Koplar for the final score
of the day.
Highly favored Ansonia pounded out an 18-0 victory
over rival Derby before 4,500 fans at Nolan Field.
Sparked by Tony Vellturo and the timely passing of
Marty Lawlor, Charley Jarvis' grid gang rolled to two first-
half touchdowns to seal its sixth win of the campaign.
The first Lavender six pointer was all Vellturo. After
sprinting for 52 yards to the 9 yard stripe, Vellturo pocketed
the remaining yardage on the ensuing play for a 6-0 ad-
Lawlor set the stage for the second T.D. with a pass
interception and capped it by pitching 25 yards to co-
captain Billy McAllister for another Lavender T.D. and a
12-0 difference at the half.
The Lavender didn't score again until the Hnal period
when Bernie O'doy battered over from the four yard stripe
for the final score of the evening.
Sam Olenechuk, turning in one of his best performances
of the season, joined the rib rattling Hugh Collins and Mc-
Allister as the top Lavender defenders up front.
Bowen Field was the same old boneyard to the high fly-
ing hopes of another good Ansonia eleven. Hillhouse stacked
up Ansonia 25-15 as it played one of its best games of the
season. The main misfortune was the first period loss of
Marty Lawlor, deft ball handler and passer.
Hillhouse opened the scoring on a 62 yard T.D. run by
Charlie Gray. Then after co-captain Billy McAllister capped
rm 60 yard march with a four yard sweep for a 7-7 tie, the
.Iarvismen allowed Johnny Daniels to go 85 yards on the
following kickoff for a 15-7 Hillhouse edge,
However the Lavender got six points when Tony Vell-
turo, swift moving halfback, raced 47 yards to a T.D. on a
handoff from Billy Hall to earn a 15-15 stalemate.
It was Hillhouse the rest of the way as the Lavender,
now minus John Cooke because of a second period injury,
began to wilt. Hillhouse moved to the ten yard stripe, from
where Charlie Gray cracked over for a 19-15 spread. After
an Ansonia interception the Ac's proceeded to add the
clincher as they moved 75 yards in 12 plays to the ten yard
line, from where Gray again cracked over to complete the
scoring with a 25-15 Hillhouse victory,
Employing some eye arresting T.D. tours to chew off
yardage in big gulps, Ansonia's well balanced football team
rolled to a 52-7 victory over Naugatuck to cap a surprising
7-2 campaign before 5,500 spectators at Nolan Field.
Tony Vellturo, a late season shocker to the opposition,
was the back breaker to the Greyhounds. The senior speed-
ster raced through the bewildered Greyhounds on an electri-
fying 75 yard touchdown tour on the opening kickoff, Late
in the same period Vellturo gobbled up a Marty Lawlor
screen pass and went 45 yards to paydirt to make it 15-0 and
offset a second quarter Naugatuck T.D. by Ray Marinko on
a pass play.
It was co-captain Billy McAllister who finished the Grey-
hounds for keeps in the Lavender dominated second half.
"Mighty Mac" climaxed a 45 yard march with a one yard
bolt to make it 20-7 and then again hit paydirt as he rum-
bled 24 yards following an interception by the alert co-
captain Bernie O'doy.
johnny "Bucky" Glenn kept the scoring ball rolling in
the closing minutes of play. The double duty center, a wing-
back defensively, speared an ill fated Doiron aerial on his 58
and raced 62 yards unmolested to the payoff stripe. Coach
Jarvis cleared the bench in the fading minutes with the
jayvees holding Naugy scoreless.
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A recent innovation in boys' sports in the Ansonia fleet-footed and nimble boys. Ably led by Coach john
High School is track. Since it is a most rewarding and Gondek, our team has heaped more sports honors on
interesting sport, each year it attracts quite a few the Ansonia High School.
Bernard Odoy William Larkin
William McAllister Michael Kasinskas
Samuel Olenechuk Leo Stanley
Michael Egan Harry Kershaw
George Brown Hugh Collins
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Although baseball is not regarded as a major inter- sonia High takes the field. Excellent pitching, fine
scholastic sport in the Ansonia High School, each fielding, and Clutch hitting btitig out team ti-,at-iv
year when the cry, "Play Ball!" rings out, a group of victories.
eager players wearing the proud uniform of the An-
VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
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Hallett, Dorothy Lorec, Genevieve Zygmunt, Helena Chmura, Barbara Fisher,
An important part of the Ansonia High girls'
school life is girls' sports, including volleyball, basket-
ball ,archery, badminton, table tennis, and softball.
During the long movies throughout the year en-
thusiastic shouts and disappointed cries issue from the
doors of the gym. lf you peek inside, you will see
girls clad in blue gym suits eagerly participating in
tournament games under the supervision of Miss
VOLLEYBALL HONORARY TEAM
Francine Daniels, Helena Chmura, Marie Morganelli, Catherine Fountain,
S P 0 R I S jean Hallett, Barbara Ryan, Barbara Fisher, Muriel Horowitz.
Louise Marvin, our physical-education teacher.
An eagerly sought honor is membership on the
Honorary teams, consisting of girls who excel not
only in ability but also in team spirit. On these pages
we depict the Championship teams and the Honorary
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Salvatore Ferla - President
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Dorothy Olson - Secretary-Treasurer
PINE STUDENT COUNCIL
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President - Mariano Adamo
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Secretary - Horace Behrle
Treasurer - Samuel Olenechuk
Assistant: Edward Ogren.
Girls' Sp0rt.v Editor
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Staff: Edith Persico, Frances Slusarski,
Janice Skerlick, Mary Lou Mlynar,
Angelina Chiaro, Betty Beeman,
Carolyn Morosko, Jean Zygmunt,
Ann Marie Grova, Barbara Karkour,
Assistants: James Sorrentino, John
Gardella, Robert Mueller, Richard
Literary, Miss Margaret M. Conklin,
Miss Mary Coss.
Business, Mr. Henry Martorano.
Typists, Miss Eleanor McNamara.
Art, Miss Helen Upton.
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The Pep Club is a group of girls of the Senior High School who attend the Ansonia
High's home games. In that part of the stands reserved for the members of the Club are
seated Ansonia's mosr loyal and most enthusiastic rooters. By cheering and urging on
our football heroes at each home game, the Pep Club has contributed greatly to the
success of our football squad.
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Ann Marie Grova
Mary Ann Supp
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Fllled wxth work 1nd play
A H S dear Alma Marer
Happy was the way
Pray that Fate be kmcl and gentle
May success be ever wxth us
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Waken and accept the challenge
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