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HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1962
My experience at Berkeley Hall has been like an ocean voyage
around the world. Our ship, the U.S.S. Three-Year-Old Nursery,
captained by Mrs. Owens, started with only four passengers:
Anne Archer, Anne Moore, Gail Osherenko, and Craig Minear.
On deck, they enjoyed such occupations as painting and building
with blocks. Their voyage wasn't too long before the ship came
They disembarked and boarded their next ship, the U.S.S.
Four-Year-Old Nursery. Our four travelers were joined by
Larry Sansone and Bill Cox. The ship was now captained by Miss
Giles and Mrs. Winkler. Here we enjoyed such exciting deck
sports as tricycle riding, painting, and now cutting out paper
figures. The voyage was over all too soon and we found ourselves
again coming to dock.
We now boarded the brand-new U.S.S. Kindergarten. Here
our journeys were joined by jane Grimbleby and Mike Day.
On this new ship we enjoyed such new sports as: building with
giant new building blocks, playing on a tot-sized stagecoach,
driving a big, red fire engine, riding tricycles, and painting
pictures. Also we learned how to spell
Our next voyage was to be a long one. We sailed through the
Campus Canal, and docked on the strange, new Primary Sea.
We boarded the U.S.S. First Grade captained by Mrs. Lyons and
Miss Horner. We were joined by Chris Brix. On this ship we
discovered two new pastimes, reading about Dick and jane and
learning to count to one hundred.
Soon we were on our way again in the U.S.S. Second Grade
which had a beautiful new pool. On the ship we found we had
duties as well as pleasures to occupy our time. We studied ad-
dition, subtraction, multiplication, and handwriting. Our captain,
Mrs. Iwert, also taught us about shells, fossils, and dinosaurs.
After studying dinosaurs, we astounded, Sir Nelson, the admiral
of the fleet, with such names as Diplodocus, Brontosauras, and
Pleaseosaur. Before we knew it, we found ourselves again
When we saw our next ship, the U.S.S. Third Grade, we were
almost terrified by the immensity of it, for it was truly the
largest ship we'd ever seen. .This year, we were introduced to a
new concept, hard work. Under the strict but kind supervision
of Mrs. Davis, we discovered the mysteries of advanced multi-
plication, division, and harder reading. We're now on our last
leg of the voyage through the Primary Sea and are nearing the
This was another adventure, opening up new vistas of Hallow-
een parties and Annual Play Days. Our skipper on the good
ship Fourth Grade was Mrs. Thomas who started things with a
bang until the theater gave a strong call, and Mrs. Hill took
over the helm. Erin Jurow, Jayne Pesante, and Christine Downey
joined this adventure. Our first Halloween party aboard ship was
quite an event. I think there were five Elvis Presleys that year.
The winner, Elvis with a classmate dressed as a hound-dog
tagging behind. And-oh yes! there was something new along
the study line-HOMEWORK-we weren't aware when Mrs.
Thomas introduced us to it, of what a constant companion it
would be through the coming years. Mrs. Hill also had an intro-
duction to make-our first real penmanship.
Somehow the transfer to the S.S. Fifth Grade went smoothly.
Miss Mallon was our new Captain. We spent much time along
the way studying the American Indian. The Halloween party was
still an event with lots of wear and tear on the parents. Through
a great effort of my land pilot, I was made convincing as an
African native and captured our class prize. We also practiced
folk dancing to present for our Annual Play Day.
We were now ready to start the final stage of our voyage on
the Intermediate Ocean. Mrs. Henry, Skipper of the Sixth Grade,
piloted us through ancient history and decimals. We visited
many foreign lands through our team notebooks on various
foreign countries. Gina Killough and Don Krieger joined us
in our first adventure in dancing. Mrs. Baker was our expert
instructor. Capable as she was, we felt like we had two left feet
when we were honored by the junior High group at the Sixth
Grade Invitational. As we were looking forward to exploring
the mysteries of the Junior High Seas, Kent Attridge left our
ship to embark for New York.
After docking and picking up three new passengers, Melody
Paxton, Carolyn Sage and Barry Greenslate, we prepared to board
the U.S.S. Seventh. We were welcomed aboard by Miss Keppel
who had us keep notebooks of our literature and English and
helped us at the start to perfect and beautify our penmanship.
We were greatly saddened when our skipper left our helm to sail
other seas, but were fortunate when Mrs. Stimson came along to
gently but firmly guide us the rest of the way. Our social life
took on new importance with the fortnightlies. White coats and
fluffy party dresses gave us a very grown up feeling at the
As we came in view of the dock, we knew that the S.S.
Eighth Grade would take us to the hardest work we'd ha.ve on
our voyage so far. Our Captain, Mrs. Hall, welcomed us and a
new passenger, Carol De Windt. On this cruise we studied
American history, computed square roots, and made notebooks
on the ever popular Constitution. We felt more at home at the
fortnightlies and Christmastime had the special privilege of
caroling to the residents on shore as we sailed by. A little past
mid-voyage one of our shipmates, Craig Minear, fell overboard.
As we approached the dock ready to transfer to the S.S. Ninth
Grade, we found Craig, who had been rescued, waiting to join
us. We started on the final phase of our voyage with a somewhat
solemn feeling. But, soon, under the capable but jolly guidance
of our new skipper, Mrs. O'Connor, we discovered that we could
have fun while learning. We were hosts and hostesses of the
fortnightlies, made the class Shield, and compiled the class an-
nual. Of course, we spent all the year playing with that delightful
subject Algebra! It is with great reluctance that we anticipate
our final docking and the end of our long-to-be-remembered
voyage through Berkeley Hall.
BY CHRISTOPER BRIX
When the junior High boys returned from summer vaca-
tion, they were met by the new coach, Howard Mitchell from
We started the year with Hag football, and "ugh," calisthenics.
Four teams were chosen, and at the season's end the Whites,
headed by Christopher Brix was the winning team. The scene
then changed to soccer. The teams headed by William Cox and
Kent Bilsborrow tied. When basketball season rolled around
Kent Attridge led the Blues to a sweeping victory. The time
finally came for America's national sport, baseball. The Blues
captained by William Cox were victorious.
Blues Versus Whites
By GINA KILLOUGH
This year's rivalry between the Blues and the Whites has been
one of the closest. The wonderful, colossal Whites have won
volleyball twice while the inferior Blues have won both basket-
ball and speedball. The marvelous W'hite captain, Anne Archer,
and the Blue captain, Carol DeWindt, have both spurred their
teammates on to victory. Mrs. Jeffries has patiently taught the
girls good sportmanship and teamwork, while the Ninth Graders
have attempted to learn lifesaving under Miss Letts' expert
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THE SUPERIOR SEVENTH
BY BOB MOORE
Since the "stingy Ninth" has given the "Superior Seventh" so
little room to write its novelties, this prologue must be short.
First, I would like to explain that our highly literary class
of journalists has prepared several essays for your enjoyment.
Next, I would like to bring to the surface that the following
articles are of superior quality and are the best of reading matter
in this Annual. To prove this last statement, twenty-seven out
of twenty-nine pupils in our class received "junior High Pen-
manship Awardsf' Also, supervised by our "dynamic and under-
standing" teacher, our class set an all-time high by getting
twenty-one Blue Cards. Although these are just statistics to
the average Berkeley Haller, they show how much progress the
"Modest and Superior Seventh" has made.
Another "first" our class made was improving greatly in the
aerodynamics field under the capable teaching of the Ninth
Grade's skilled technician, Mrs. O'ConnOr. She taught us how
to make bigger and better paper gliders and showed us how to
I will now turn you over to our superior literary scholars.
The Assembly On Libraries
BY GUY VELOZ
The Seventh Grade this year gave an assembly on libraries.
Debbie Boughn introduced Catherine Woods and Arthur Matti-
son, who told us some of the purposes of reading books. Then
Laurie Thomas, Carolyn Carnesciali, julie Stevens, and Guy
Veloz talked about the ancient libraries, growth of libraries in
the United States, and famous libraries of the world, including
the Library of Congress. The class thinks this was one of the
most educational Seventh Grade assemblies this year.
BY CATHERINE WOODS
This year has been full of fun and excitement in art. Our
first project was to draw twelve designs showing the colors and
their complements. Next we drew twelve additional designs
to show tints, tones, shades, and hues. Our third project was to
make a color wheel consisting of eight to twelve colors. The next
project was a paper mosaic, which was lots of fun.
We then had to get a pair of scissors and cut! cut! curl-
until we had at least ten shapes or designs which were combined
into a picture without using a pencil.
Our last major project was making decorations for the Sixth
Grade dance. Our theme was "Peanuts" from the comic strip. We
have all thoroughly enjoyed this year in art under Mrs. Richards'
BY CHRISTINE SANSONE
It comforts me to hear rain pour,
To hear it knocking at my door-
To listen to the thundercrash-
To see the golden lightening flash!
' It makes the earth so fresh and new,
It makes me very happy too,
Especially when a rainbow spreads
The lovely colors overhead.
Seventh Grade Hall of Fame
The Seventh Grade Class Presidents this year have been Bob
Moore, Mark Bickerton, Laurie Thomas, Kent Billsborrow, and
Our Patriotic Assembly
By CHRISTINE SANSONE and LAURIE THOMAS
On Monday, October 16, the Seventh Grade celebrated the
75th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Kirk Honeycutt and
Richard Larson were narrators for the poem "America for Me",
which was directed by Mrs. Dlouhy. The chorus was spoken
by Dorothy Roelse, Rommany Bennett, Bob Moore, John Steele-
smith, David Greenwalt, Kent Bilsborrow, Mark Bickerton,
Larry Charlston, and Bradley Scott. Diana Daniels and Gail
Hanson gave the history and description of the Statue of Liberty.
The narrators then recited part of Emma Lazarus' poem,
"The New Colossus," followed by Paul Appleby's story of the
Colossus of Rhodes.
It was an honor to the class to have Mr. Nelson choose our
assembly for the Mothers' Club.
Letters in Literature
BY DIANA DANIELS
In Literature, Mrs. Dlouhy read us an article entitled "The
Little Red Raincoat" that appeared in the Christian Science
Monitor. The class enjoyed the article so much that we wrote
a letter of apppreciation to the author, Mrs. Zimmer. Each one
in the class wrote a letter, and the best ones were sent to Mrs.
To our surprise, a few days later we found that Mrs. Zimmer
had written a personal letter to each of us who had sent her one.
Included in each letter was a dilferent article written by Mrs.
Zimmer in the past. We were pleased with her response to our
writing project and are looking forward to further work in
The Book Fair
By DOROTHY ROELSE AND RICHARD LARSON
During March the Seventh Grade had the great privilege of
starting a Book Fair at Berkeley Hall. Out class hopes that this
tradition will be carried on by each successive Seventh Grade.
We started our Book Fair by portraying characters from
well-known stories. Laurie Thomas and Dorothy Roelse intro-
duced such famous "people" as Tom Sawyer, Priscilla and john
Alden, the Emperor of China and Marco Polo.
The highlight of the Book Fair was our guest speaker, Mrs.
Blanche Campbell from Campbells Book Store in Westwood.
She brought many books which she reviewed. The books in-
culded several award-winning novels for children.
Our parents and the students of the Sixth through Ninth
Grades attended this fair. All showed great interest, and many
have purchased books that were reviewed.
BY SUSAN DEWINDT
This year in games, Mrs. Jeffries decided to liven up baseball
by having "B-Day." Each girl voted for three team mates in her
room to represent either the Blues or the Whites. The nine
girls would make up the two teams. B-Day had to be post-
poned for two weeks, but finally it arrived. Seven pitchers and
four innings later, the marvelous, stupendous, colossal Blues
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