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THE beginning of the class of 1928 as a unit is rather vague. About half of it originated
with the school in 1923 as eighth graders, and not real high school students as rated in the
manner prevalent at that time. However, it marks the advent of a new period in the educational
careers of its members much more closely related to the years following than those preceding, so
for that reason this chronicle begins with that year. ,
There was an atmosphere of roominess and freedom later absent, because at Hrst there
were few students and classes were small and nothing was restricted because of crowded condi-
tions. Too, the novelty of the place made going to school a delight.
One of the things for which we may take a large share of the credit is the development
of the orchestra, which has been composed mostly of members of our class from the start.
Mr. Amos was the first director and much was accomplished under him when it is considered
that there were no older members to serve as a nucleus and this was nearly everyone's nrst
orchestral experience. ,
The next fall the class was supplemented by a large delegation from the neighboring gram-
mar schools and high school work was begun in earnest. The Freshmen were put in with
Sophomores in the session rooms of Mr. Rens, Miss Lindberg, and Miss Spencer.
During this year the school savings bank was inaugurated at Creston, which was intended
to teach the students the value of thrift, but like the lot of silly yearlings that we were, many
of us acquired the habit of withdrawing our money as fast as we deposited it. ,
Except for the summer vacation the Sophomore year was really an uninterrupted continu-
ation of the previous year, there being practically no changes in session rooms and few in sub-
jects. the principal difference lying in our satisfaction at being out of the infantile "Fresh-
This year the band was started under the direction of Mr. Kellar and it has 'since pro-
gressed in a manner that is a great credit to the school. This, too, started with mostly Sopho-
In our Junior year we were consolidated into one session room in charge of Miss Spencer,
with whose help we made much progress in the way of development as an organization. Ed
Parady was elected president.
Although we were comparatively inactive socially we made up for lost time with the
Junior-Senior party, which the Seniors acknowledge to have been the best party that had
been put on in the school history.
Thoughts of our accomplishments as Seniors make us swell our chests in justifjable pride.
Seniors compris-ed most of the football team and in spite of their comparative inexperience
stepped forward and made a record fully as good as that of their veteran predecessors. In
basketball, too, they did much more than was expected of them. Academically the class of '28
has always done well, having a long list of honor roll and honorable mention students, in spite
of what Mr. Buss says about our incessant talking during study periods.
We admit, reluctantly, that our newly acquired distinctions are due very much to the
termination of the four-year lime light monopoly held by the class of '27. But in spite of our
obscurity during that period there is the consolation that every year, after having observed the
crudities of the worthy "pioneers" in the grade ahead, we may say that we went through that
term with more grace and general success than they.
It is rather needless to say that this has been the happiest year of our lives-but not the
carefree 'happiness which we enjoyed as Juniors and Sophomores. Far from it! lt is a wonder
we have been able to keep up our regular work with class rings, photos, motto, song, play,
parties, the annual, mock election, and many other things absorbing our attention.
Marshall Vary was elected president, Jean Milne vice-president, Gladys Howell, secre-
tary, and Ed Parady treasurer. Fourteen committees were appointed to take care of the major
duties, but class meetings were required frequently.
The important exclusively Senior social event was the Senior Mixer. Although this was
a terrible shock to the treasury with its banquet and dance, it was generally agreed to be worth
After much difficulty the class motto "Try, Trust, Triumph" was decided upon. As
we approach our triumph at the end of four years of trying, we think of leaving Creston, in a
way, with regret but in another way with eagerness, for what we may accomplish also reflects
on our school. Therefore, we shall proceed to conquer the world and share the credit with
Creston High School.
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"Give me some music,
Music more than food."
Came from Junior High School.
"I profess not talking, only this, let
, each man do his best."
Came from Plainfield Schoolg Hi'Y
Club, "C" Club, Football, Photo Com'
"Happy go-lucky, fair and free."
Came from Coldbrook School, Girl Ref
serves, Yell Squad, Pep Club, Mixed
Chorus, Announcement Committee.
"So bright with health and youth."
Came from Plainfield School.
VAN LOO, LENORE
"Honour is the subject of my story."
Came from Marion Louise Training
School for Nursingg Chairman of Visit-
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Iviildred Braman, an efficient secretary,
Runs the political duties of President Vary.
June Mumford owns a beautiful home
Where the overness Geor ia H. is wont to roam.
Irene Hoebeke, a happy old maid,
Lives with Suzanne, her friend, true and staid.
Martina Reigersberg is a poet of renown.
Agnes Timmers is a model of the latest Paris gown.
Howdy Linkfield is an allfAmerican basketball star.
Caroll Slocum has just invented a new kind of car.
Margaret Newitt has reached the goal of success
And dictates to her secretary, Nellie Scherpenisse.
Paul Thebaud, the great architect,
Hired Karl Kooistra the mistakes to detect.
The great Glee Club Director is Frances Mosher,
The famous historian, Edith Stoner.
Isla Johnson isa nurse, patient and laboring.
Peter Klaver is a minister, trustful and worshipping.
Irene Hoogerhyde is singing abroad.
Magalena Koert her praises doth laud.
Lois Hart is a famous stenographer.
John Stryker is Michigarfs new governor.
Rosa Noble is a great surgical nurse.
Margaret Sattler has cured the cancer curse.
Kenny Hoffmaster plays the leading man
For Parady's famous movie clan.
Gertrude Gillett, a star has become,
While Alvin Nies studies the sun.
Charles Kilmartin owns a chain of Drug Stores.
Lucille Haynes has the key to society's doors.
Mary Pease is editor of a newspaper grand.
Mary Laramy runs competition in a foreign land.
Gladys Howell owns a shop on Fifth Avenue and
Elizabeth Andersen at Real Estate cannot be beat.
Jean Milne runs the best of the private schools
Where John Straayer, as Pastor, lays down the rules.
Ed Ryder, the "jazz king", owns many bands.
Helen Hoskins tells fortunes from people's hands.
Gerald Spencer builds dams and bridges
Where Helen Johnston lives on the ridges.
Ruth Lindhout makes gowns for Washington Belles,
The materials for which Linda Manilla sells.
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