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ability. With the splendid assistance and cooperation of Miss Spencer, the stu'
dents had put some real significance into their class motto-"Watch the Juniors!"
The following September when the group moved into room 36, they could
hardly realize that they were beginning their last year of high school. In an early
election of class officers, Edwin Luther was chosen to guide the destiny of the Senior
class as president, while Roger Bresnahan, Helen Kaashoek, and Elsie Imler were
made vicefpresident, secretary and treasurer, respectively. Class rings were selected
very promptly and soon 'afterward a committee was appointed' to begin work on
the Senior Vodvil. Weeks of hard work and painstaking rehearsals culminated in
the presentation to crowded houses of one evening and two matinee performances
which filled the coffers of the treasury and made it possible for the class to devote
its time to planning and carrying out the coming activities. Two seniors were on
the Debating Team this year, while the first championship football team ever put
out by Creston was made up of members of the Class of 1930. Work on the "Saga
of 1930" was already in full sway and the class became busied with composing class
songs, marches, poems, wills, histories, and prophecies. Class colors, a motto, an'
nouncements, a Senior play, and a class photographer were chosen. A class party
was held February 22 which ushered in a round of highly successful social affairs.
With April came the Senior play, when, under the direction of Mrs. Williams, the
Seniors displayed their dramatic abilities to their friends and relatives in "It Hap'
pened in Hollywood." Following the custom which has become almost a tradition
of Creston, the Junior class entertained the Seniors at a gala party. The Annual
came out, filled with the beauty and fragrance of the pine, its symbol, plans for
Class Day were under way and not far away now was-graduation!
During the years which had elapsed since one hundred and eighty pupils had
come for their first day at Creston, many changes had taken place. Some of the
students had dropped out by the wayside, while a few new ones had been welcomed
into the Class.
There were now approximately one hundred and thirtyffive young men and
women who had emerged from the children of a few years before-strong, well'
formed pines which had replaced the slim saplings of a number of years before.
Lifting their green branches to the sky, the pines give mute thanks to the sun
and rain, their benefactors. Looking up with respect and gratitude to their able
President, Edwin Luther, and their understanding and helpful adviser, Mr. Buss, the
Seniors of the Class of 1930 are made happy and thankful by the dawning knowl'
edge that the years they have spent in obtaining an education, the years they have
spent in growing from saplings to wellfdeveloped pine trees, have been not merely
a time of preparation and of moral, mental and physical development, but also a
part of life itself.
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The enacting of a beautiful operetta, "Snow White," under the direction of
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N September, 1924, the members of the Class of 1930 began their sojourn in
Creston High School as seventh-graders under the capable guidance of Miss
Daniels, Miss Tenhaaf, Mrs. Van Atta, and Miss Biddle.
Nurture and Growth
Mrs. Walker, marked a high spot of achievement for the eighth grade pupils.
In the session rooms of Miss Van Westenbrugge and Mr. Hebard the "young
pines" added another ring to the chain of character, when they formed the habit of
The rebuffs usually directed at "freshies" were endured as staunchly as strong
pines withstand the blasts of wintry snow and wind. During that year some of the
students took part in "The Bells of Beaujolaisf' a musical production, while they
were Sophomores in Mr. Rens' and Miss Lindl:-erg's rooms.
In.the forest, some of the sturdier pines can be seen striving to tower above
their fellowftrees. In Creston, athletically inclined boys of the present Senior Class
found places on the reserve teams, material for future athletic stars, while the girls
vied for honors with the Juniors and Seniors in the first Creston girls' meet.
Room 116 was the home of most of the pupils during their first semester as
Juniors. Because of crowded conditions, however, a few were obliged to remain in
the sophomore session room. Early in the year, the following class officers were
elected: Bob Mills, president, Fred Haynes, vicefpresidentg Bill Wagenaar, secref
tary, and Vincent Fox, treasurer. Following the precedent set by the former
juniors, the class decided to raise money for the treasury by selling old magazines
and newspapers. The untiring efforts of Miss Spencer and the cooperation of most
of the members of the class soon provided ample funds with which to carry out the
plans for social events. The class did its part in helping Creston to win the city
basketball championship, while the Debating Team was composed of only eleventh'
graders. With the coming of the second semester, the juniors moved into their
bright, cheerful room in the newlyfcompleted addition to the school, which made
of Creston a millionfdollar building. The peak of the Junior year was reached when
the class entertained the Seniors at the JuniorfSenior Reception. A clever polar
decorative scheme transformed the combined boys' and girls' gymnasiums into a
veritable abode of the Eskimo and polar bear. The Juniors, Seniors, and various
members of the faculty made merry at this, one of the most successful parties in
the school's history. The special Junior issue of the "Echo," which came out in
the spring, demonstrated the ability of the class in the journalistic field, while its
capable management of the financial end of the "Saga of 1929" showed its business
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E, the Senior Class in the year of Our Lord 1930, hereby do solemnly swear
that this is our last will and testament, in which we, being of sound body and
sane mind, do bequeath our various possessions to the Junior Class:
I, Edwin Luther, do bequeath to Charles Baron my day dream to hold the same
office in the United States Government as I did in the Senior Class.
I, Helen Kaashoek, do bequeath to Lillian Smith my position as class secretary
and all the check writing that goes with it.
I, Elsie Imler, do bequeath my ability to count money to anyone who wants it.
I, Roger Bresnahan, do bequeath my red hair to Hazel Smith.
I, Joanna Van Houte, do bequeath to Josephine Van Valkenburg my ability to
get along with the teachers on condition she doesn't take advantage of it.
I, Milton Kauiield, do bequeath to Philip Butts my exalted position as class
I, Warren Oatley, do bequeath my avoirdupois to John Straayer,
I, Agnes Ghysels, do bequeath my position at the piano to Helen Van Vuren
provided she doesn't strike too many discords.
I, Esther Fletcher, do bequeath my locker 403, and the ability to reach and use
the top shelf to Genevieve Wilkowski.
I, Dorothy Van Aken, do bequeath to Helen Steckman my athletic ability on
condition she makes good use of it.
I, Thomas Baird, do bequeath to HarryaVander Veen my quiet laugh.
I, William Heyns, do bequeath to whomsoever it may concern my part as John
Alden provided Priscilla agrees.
I, Walter Pigorsh, do bequeath to Frank Cunningham my walk out to North
Park each night.
I, Bob Matthews, do bequeath my Ford car to Clyde Jackoes provided he doesn't
treat it any rougher than I did.
I, Helen Calkins, do bequeath to Mary Daniels my position in the Senior Vodvil.
I, Josephine Lenderink, do bequeath my ability to make wise cracks to Alice
I, Russell Anderberg, do bequeath to Cecil Simmons my ability to do French-
I, Mary Ann Welsh, do bequeath my bashful nature to Crystal De Young.
I, Bob Mills, do bequeath to Joe Fox my ability to skip school now and then
with the hope that Mr. Buss never will catch him.
I, Harold Adams, do bequeath to Jake Fisher my luck in not getting caught
while wandering through the halls.
I, Lester Kurz, do bequeath my excess height to Frank Verburg.
I, George Straayer, do bequeath to John Noom my spare time and hope he will
have a good time wasting it.
I, Neil Ludwick, do bequeath to Don Bergstrom my popularity with the weaker
I, Helen Taylor, do bequeath to Adrianna Bush my ability to get runs in my
hose provided she doesn't surpass my record of six in each one.
I, Hazel Taylor, do bequeath to Margaret Millard my sense of humor provided
she doesn't laugh at the wrong time.
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