Classical High School - Classic Myths Yearbook (Worcester, MA)

 - Class of 1961

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Class History lcominuedl The overabundance of energy and ambition that we possessed was put too good advantage when most of us decided to take the December Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. Smiling and self-confident, we entered the testing rooms from which we emerged three hours later look- ing bedraggled and hoping that we would do ibetter in May. Ever undaunted, we continued our struggle to make this year a successful one. Sandy Morse, Avis Parker, and Sumner Silverman con- tributed to our effort by entering the Declama- tion Contest in which Sandy brought honor to our school by winning second prize. ln order to prove that we "had what it takes" in all fields, twenty-one members of our class partici- pated in the Senior Variety Show, "Let There Be Song." Among these were the stars of the silent film, Edie Webster and Marilyn Stiles, that talented beatnik with the guitar, Avis Parker, and the girl with the fascinating voice, Carolyn Friguglietti. lt was in this same spirit that Ernie Waxman, Joe White, Ruth Chervin and Avis took part in the Senior Play. "Time Out For Ginger." Acting, however, was not the only talent that we possessed, as was shown when Kathy Bledsoe, Pauline Krawcynski and Ralph Caputo won gold keys in the Scholastic Art Awards. May sixth arrived, and again we bravely attempted the College Boards. This time we emerged a little happier, but still praying for an increase of knowledge before next year. May also brough the highlight of our second year, our iunior prom which was entitled "Opus 6O." lt was a huge success in spite of its name. Patty Bergstedt was chosen as its queen and her court consisted of Marion Cameron, Becky Gay, Nancy Hickey, Liz Pulda, and Marcia Rothstein. ' One day in June we held our Junior Picnic at Look Park in Northhampton. We all had to admit that Becky Gay displayed sheer courage when she stood on the very top of that very shaky pyramid. As the days passed, we realized that we were nearing the close of our second year here at Classical when we heard the seniors practi- cing the graduation exercises every fifth period. Longingly, we awaited that fast approaching day when we would have our home-rooms on the first floor and when we would be able to beat the "mad rush" at one-fifteen. Gradua- tion brought honor to our class when Karen Brown received the Aletheia Award and John Coakley, the Harvard Book Prize. As the seniors left the auditorium singing the well rehearsed "Alma Mater", we happily and eagerly took their places. Since this year was to be our last and final one at Classical, we decided to make it our most memorable. We elected as class officers Jerry Jacobs, Karen Brown, Sandy Morse, and Richard Briggs. A new addition to our class was Claudy Boy, who was imported all the way from France. lt was amazing to discover how many of the boys were interested in learning French this year. During the first few months, we devoted our time to the writing of applications to colleges, anxiously waiting for word of acceptance or reiection. We then applied for scholarships. Between applications, we spent agonizing morri- ents over our chemistry. Shall we ever forget the first time that we used sulfur in the labora- tory? We also underwent the College Boards once again. Honor was heaped upon us when Dick Freeman was named a semifinalist in the Na- tional Merit Scholarships Competition. Honor- able mention was also bestowed upon Harriet Foxhall, Mike Berrini, Leonard Kruczynski, Dick Clarke, and Paul Kelleher, Norman Raphael, William Rosen, and Mike Sandman. We gained more distinction when Judy Garabedian, Judy Ephraim, Harriet Foxhall, Karen Goff, and Judy Cohen were chosen the winners of the Nation- al Poetry and Essay Contest and had their works published in the "National Anthology". At the same time, John lannotti was chosen to be our representative for Student Good Government Day. ln January we held our Senior Hop, "Irving Street Beat", at the Yellow Barn in Northboro. lt was an astonishing success, and the "beat", which was provided by the Mellow Tones, was really very good, especially during the inter- mission. l am certain that Linda Young will agree with me on that point. Our variety show, "Hormania", immediately followed the hop. Under the expert direction of Ruth Chervin, Elaine Rappaport, Judy Ephraim, Harriet Fox- hall and Stephanie Mooradian, this event was also a marvelous success. After all, with a Mistress and Master of ceremonies such as Avis Parker and Ernie Waxman, how could it fail? 'Can we ever forget that closing fashion show which starred "Geraldine" Jacobs and "Boberino" Savage? I know that Mr. Powers will lnever forget Avis' and Ernie's rendition of "Let's Do lt". Spring brought our Senior Play, the distribu- tion of our photographs, the final installments on our year book, and the growing excitement as we looked ahead to the inevitable. The week of the inevitable has finally ar- rived. We have spent three wonderful, enligh- tening years here at Classical High, years in which we have made lasting 'bonds of friendship with teachers as well as with classmates. Only the final touches remain. Now we look forward to the ioy of our prom and to the solemnity of graduation. Soon we shall stand before another school. We shall ask ourselves the same questions that we had in mind as we stood in the front of Classical three years ago, but now, thanks to our education here, we kgow who we are. We know where we are going, and we have the self-confidence to face "what lies ahead of us". We shall soon leave Classical High, but its memory will remain in our hearts forever.

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