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At the beginning ofthe fourth year,two new students joined our class. They were: Irene Kozub who came
to us from Valley City, and Basil Morehead who came to Spencer from Berea. Mrs. Bertha Rowe was our
Our fifth grade teacher was Mrs. Doris Kime, but because of illness, Mrs. Eunice Leach took her
place. Dieter Storl joined us from Massillon.
In the sixth grade, the class was increased by Ken Byrd from North Canton and Joe Kobylski from
Townsend-Wakeman. Our teachers during this year were: Mrs. Margarette Puderbaugh and Mrs. Olga
During the 1956-'57 school year, we took that all-important step to junior high school. Mrs. Olga
Dattilo was our class advisor and home room teacher. j
The following year our class was increased bylEarnestine Hardin who came from Elyria. Mrs.
Rosemary Stoll was our home room teacher.
We obtained the title of "freshman" in the 1958159 school year. Mr. George Gifford was our home
Mr. Gifford was also our home room teacher during our sophomore year. During that year we sold
candy, had bake sales, and had a slave day.
The Huntington first graders in 1950 were: Joan Dague, Martha Free, Phyllis Haines, David McMillan,
John Nesbitt, Roy Leininger, Carole Hawley, and Elaine Querin. We were frightened beginners, but also
were eager learners under Lucille Murray. ,
In the second year of trying work, we students learned more about "Alice and Jerry" and were intro-
duced to the alphabet. Mrs. Gertrude Smith was our teacher.
The third grade brought quite a few changes to its constituents. Jeff Keep joined us this year. We
studied a new English book, our first of that type, and received a fully lettered and numbered grade card.
Mrs. Koons sought to educate us.
g Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade subjects were administered in many ways and by many different
teachers because of illness. Each helped in the development of our minds and characters. Gail Britt
and Gary Westervelt joined us in our fourth year.
The seventh and eighth grades were probably our hardest and most worth-while training periods.
Donald Britt joined us in the seventh, and Mr. Orlando Shilts was our instructor.
The eighth grade was the end of our elementary education and the foundation for high school. Mrs.
Mildred Rowland taught us this year.
Today there are the everlasting memories of a class play called"Goodnight Uncle George" and an
eighth grade trip to Kelly's Island and Put-In-Bay with a drive-in movie to complete our trip.
At last, the long-awaited moment had arrived! Consolidation! New faces of people who were to be life-
long friends. New adventures and new challenges! Our class projects during our junior year were: selling
candy and magazine subscriptions, and holdingpaper drives. There were many eventful occasions that year,
including the taking of the Iowa State Development Test, the serving of refreshments at the basketball
gamesg the Junior-Senior Prom, the theme being "Over the Rainbow," with the Strine's Orchestra, and
that wonderful day when we received our class rings. Janet Dalgleish and Carol Foster joined our class at
Then the year finally arrivedg we were SENIORS !Everyone looked forward to those special days off for
getting subscriptions and advertisements for the annual, and getting out of school to have our senior
pictures taken. One of our major and most exciting achievements for the senior year was editing the annual,
"The Echo." As class projects, we held a paper drive, sold stationery, sold refreshments at the football
games, and sponsored a number of banquets and several dances for the enjoyment of the school board,
teachers, parents, and friends.
We, as 9-C1HSS,Ch0Se Olll' U10'Cf0,f10W61', class colors, color of robes for graduation, and our invitations.
At the end of our long, tedious journey, we are finally about to take that great step out into the world.
We are sincerely grateful to the superintendents, teachers, advisors, and parents for all they have done
to give us this honor, and we hope that as we go our separate ways, we will live up to the standards set before
us here, that were taught to us both by teachers and parents, and that we will carry them with us wherever
life's path leads us. We only hope that we can return to these Halls Of Learning some day to recapture old
memories of days gone by.
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WEch0es 0 Days Gone By"
In September of 1950, ten excited students entered the Halls of Knowledge at Sullivan for the first time.
Those who started were: Janice Ballou, Donald Channel,Jerry Bauer, Eldon Barone, Mary Cowhick,Cheryl
Elliott, Margaret Harris, Layton Meininger, Richard Pifer, and Marge Wright. We were under the guidance
of Mrs. Rose Workman.
For the second grade we were divided into two rooms under the direction of Mrs. Rose Workman and
Mrs. Alma Livingston.
When we reached the third grade, our class was reunited with Mrs. Alma Livingston as our teacher.
During our fourth year, Layton Meininger left our class. That year we had two teachers. Mrs. Freda
Baker taught us during the first part of the year, and Mrs. Gladys Hassinger guided our class in the latter
The fifth grade found us once again divided into two groups with Mrs. Isabelle Clouser and Mrs. Freda
Baker as our teachers. Lena Hollandsworth joined us at this time.
In the sixth grade, we were again united under the direction of Mrs. Verne Miller. Layton Meininger
rejoined our class.
We finally reached our first exciting year of junior high with Miss Lillian Duncan as our home room
advisor. Jim Given joined our class, and Margaret Harris left. As a class project for this year, we took a
trip to Columbus to see the capital building and the Museum of Natural History.
Mr. Ronald Bowie, our home room teacher inthe eighth grade, helped us plan our high school courses.
At last we had reached a main goal as freshmen. Our class welcomed Phyllis Haines, Martha Free,
Elaine Querin, Carole Hawley, Joan Dague, Gail Britt, Jeff Keep, David McMillan, John Nesbitt, Gary
Westervelt, Roy Leininger, and Donald Britt from Huntington. George Kish, Richard McConnell, and
Carnetta Blankenship also joined our class. Margaret Harris returned to our ranks. Mr. Ronald Mack was
home room advisor for our freshman and sophomore years. We won first place in the Christmas decorating
contest during our freshman year. Both years we sold candy, had bake sales, and collected tax stamps.
On a bright, sunny morning in September, 1950, twelve students toddled into the first grade room at
Albion to meet their teacher, Mrs. Helen Cupp. Those who struggled through our first together were:
Robert Allen, Jim Botdorf, Tom McFrederick, Jack Grissinger, Elizabeth Jenkins, Marilyn Rowe, Judy
Long, Margaret Geiger, Ann Shorts, Sue Schmetzer, Tom Brooks, and Ronald Wandel. After the first
semester, Ronald Wandel left us and moved to West Salem.
In our second year, we were advised by Mrs. Margaret Sooy.
Mrs. Kathryn Soka was our teacher in the third grade. William Herrmann joined our class at this
In our fourth year, we moved to Homerville where we were under the direction of Mrs. Icle Campbell.
We gave an operetta entitled, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
Mrs. Neva Lowe was our teacher in the fifth grade. Ronald Wandel rejoined the class, and Jim Gott
came to our class from Spencer.
We were very fortunate to have Mrs. Helen Cupp back again in the sixth grade.
The seventh grade was a bigjumpg we had finally reached junior high school. It was quite an experience
to change classes and have more than one teacher. Dick Crebs from West Salem joined us. Mr. E. B.
Workman was our class advisor.
In our eighth year of school, Mr. Lou E. Tsipis was our advisor. Ted Fetzer joined the class from
Strongsville, and Tom Brooks moved to Wellington.
High School! We had finally made it. Mr. Lous Tsipis was again our home room advisor. Our class
project was selling magazines. During this year we put on a skit entitled, "Casey Coffins."
In our sophomore year, we had Mr. Lou Tsipis as our home room advisor. Robert Breyley joined our
class- in order to take F.F.A. Tom Brooks rejoined the class. We sold sweat shirts, pies, and Christmas
cards and decorations during this year.
On a sunny fall day in September of 1950, seventeen eager, yet apprehensive students entered the first
grade at Spencer School. They were: Carol Blake, Susan Boone, Robert Breyley, Gene Clifford, Andy
Higgins, George Kish, Ted Kostecki, Bruce Miller, Peggy Myers, Loralee Rook, Sharyn Scheck, Sam
Simmerman, Francis Stuart, Harold Vanlvleter, Judy Walkden, Jim Gott, and Louise Baker.
Mrs. Hazel Parrott, our second grade teacher,welcomedJean and Diane Hopkins from the Birmingham
School to our class.
In the third grade, the teacher was Mrs. Sarah Clement.
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66Class Wills "
We, the Senior Class of Black River High School do hereby bequeath the following: To the underclass-
men. we will all our beat up books and teachers in hope you can graduate under these trying
We, the Seniors, make the following individual bequests:
I, Judy Kurtz, will my naturally curly hair to my sister, Paula.
l, Roy Leininger, will my driving ability to Mr. Gallagher, who taught me all I know.
I, Ted Kostecki, will my height to John Regal.
fl, Jeff Keep, will my football bag to Dan Rook.
I, Robert Breyley, my ability to stay out of trouble to anyone who needs it.
I, Earnestine Hardin, will my government notebook to Mr. Ulmer in hopes that he gets more from
it than I did.
I, Margaret Harris, will my collection of hair dyes to Rita Ward.
I, Jim Gott, will my clunce cap to Dave Workman, who could use it.
I, Eldon Barone, will my A's in physical education class to Howard Steele.
I, Gail Britt, will my position as production manager to Nancy Jordan and hope she has as much fun
as I did.
We, Carole Hawley and Loralee Rook, will our positions as varsity cheerleaders to any who may
I, Jim Botdorf, will my ability to keep out of trouble and to drive very carefully to Dave Workman.
I. Louise Baker, will my numerous errors in typing class to Dara Hanners, who could use a few.
I, Susan Boone, will my ability not to brown-nose teachers, such as: Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Mills to
Marilyn Blake who has been on the list for quite a while.
I, Carnetta Blankenship, will my long red hair to Jill Grissinger.
I Jean Hopkins, will my Business Law workbook to Mr. Albright in hopes that he gets more out of
it than I did.
I, Lena Hollandsworth, will my ability to keep awake in study hall to Alva Pay, who could use it.
We, Diane Hopkins and Ann Shorts, will our ability to talk in study hall without getting caught to
anyone who needs it.
I, James Given, will my ability to smoke in school and get caught to Dan Baker.
I, Irene Kozub, will my quiet manners to Karen Gullet, who is in need of some.
I, Rusty Pifer, will my right and Privileges to Mr. Gifford in hopes that he might have as much fun
with them as I did.
I, Joan Dague, will my Bookkeeping II textbook to Nancy Jordan, whom I hope will get more out of it
than I did.
I, Andy Higgins, will my nickname "Pig" to anyone who can live up to it.
I, John Nesbitt, will my snapping ankles to Linda Moneysmith.
I, Gary Westervelt, will my ability to drive around the school carefully to Mr. Bangert.
I, Bob Allen, will my American Government textbook to Linda Krueck.
I, Judy Walkden, will my dimples to anyone who would like to have them.
I, Elaine Querin, will my locker to Janet Runkle, in hopes that she has better luck with it than I did.
I, Peggy Myers, will my grammer book to Mr. Gifford and my spelling book to Mr. Ulmer.
I Marge Wright, will to Thelrnaworchester, abottle of aspirins for the two remaining years of band.
I Dave McMillan, will to Dick Markley, my position as left halfback and hope he has as much fun
playing football as I did.
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