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MR. ERCELL PULLEY
You have been our teacher, our sponsor, and our friend...
you have willingly given your time and advice to aid us, , ,
you have ever stood behind us in our triumphs and in our
crises,,,now we, the Senior Class, are proud to dedicate
most respectfully and affectionately to you, the 1954 Ceniad.
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CLASS OF '54
Well, Lord Trojan of Troy, to begin your visit
to East Lansing from the past, you are going to have
the chance now to relive the story ofone of the great-
est classes in E.L.H.S.'s history, the Class of '54.
lt was six, long, eventful years ago that this ener-
getic group of Trojans signed the register at E.L.H.S.
The progress that they have made is quite evident
They began their first year under the leadership
of Charles McCaffree, Fred Wagner, Nancy McDonald,
and .Tim Faust. The first year faded into the next, and
they found themselves in the eighth grade working
under the guidance of Charles McCaffree once again,
along with Bob Powell, Marcia Grimes, and Mari-
Junior High was soon just a memory, and there
was something much bigger to look forward to. The
class of '54 met their first social obligations in Sen-
ior High by giving their Freshman dance, "Bums De-
light," and a square dancing Christmas party. ln the
field of school government, Joe Sherman and Steve
Lamphear represented their class in Student Council,
and the officers who so ably led the class through
this yearlwere Bob Perry, Bob Powell, Janice Noble,
and Marilou Mausteller.
The old earth took another twirl and they were
back again, this time as a Sophomore Class. The
ideals of this class were expressed to the Student
Council by Marilou Mausteller and Steve Lamphear.
They were not to be outdone in the field of sports,
Phil Wood and Steve Lamphear were on the varsity
football team, while Charles McCaffree reported 'to
the varsity basketball squad, and Bob Perry was a
second year varsity man in golf. The highlights of
the year from the social point ofviewwere the "Holly
Hop" and the annual Soph Prom, "Sous l'eau,"French
for under water, Guiding the class were JoeSherman,
Janice VanDerJagt, Kathryn Hildebrand, and John
Fall came around again and they returned, this
year as Juniors. To start the year off, Steve Lamp-
hear served as vice-president on the Student Coun-
cil with Donna Reuling, Brian Elmer, Tom Kerrey,
and Phil Wood representing the class. The fairer sex
took over the leadership of the class this year with
Marilou Mausteller as Madam President. Working
along with her were Bob Powell, Kathryn Hildebrand,
and Bill Roy, The Junior boys were found partici-
pating enthusiastically, not only in football a.nd bas-
ketball, but also in tennis, track, golf, wrestling, and
baseball. The social light shone on the attractivel-
Hop, "On The Town," on February 21, and on April
9 and 10, the curtain rose on the Junior play, "Our
Miss Brooks," the first successful two night comedy.
Climaxing the prosperous year was the annua1Junior-
Senior Banquet on J une 4.
Once again summer faded into autumn, and old
E.L.H.S. opened her doors to welcome the Class of
'54 back again. They entered proudly, bearing the
long-envied title of Seniors. The quartet of officers
chosen to lead them through their final year were Don
Young, Bud Young, Janice VanDerJagt, and Kathryn
Hildebrand. Standing by with a helping hand and good
advice were Miss Stophlet and Mr. Pulley, the class
advisors. Steve Lamphear took over the leadership of
Student Council, assisted by Barbara Kohl and Brian
Elmer, plus an underclassman.Representing theclass
were Don Young, Donna Reuling, Marilou Mausteller,
Lew Kerans, Dave Dethmers, and Brian Elmer. The
Senior boys made a fine showing in the sports world
all year. The highlight of the football season was the
Homecoming Dance. Found reigning over the gala
event were Queen Janice Noble and King Steve Lamp-
hear. On November 13 and 14 the Class of '54 pre-
sented the highly successful Senior Play, "Gramercy
Ghost," under the direction of Mr. Richard. Themain
goal of this class was to earn money and a few of their
projects were, the magazine drive, paper drive, rum-
mage sale, and the Sock Hop, At last their goal was
reached and the Senior Trip was underway. The three
day cruise on the Great Lakes with stops at Chicago
and Mackinac Island was well worth allthehard work.
The last big social affair was the Senior Prom on
May 23. White dinner jackets, swirling formals, and
colorful flowers set the stage for the most wonder-
ful dance of the year. Bringing their high school
careers to a close were the Junior-Senior Banquet,
Baccalaureate, and finally, Commencement.
Now, Lord Trojan, don't you agree, after hear-
ing their history, that the Class of '54 has comea
long way since their first year at East Lansing High
School? With a twinge of regret they are leaving
these hallowed halls now, yet they will never forget
the six happy years spent here. As the Class of '54
goes out into the world as young men and women,
they will look back on their high school days at East
Lansing with fond memories and afeeling of gratitude
for the part it played in their lives.
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