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Show Hide text for 1963 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 72 of the 1963 volume: “ Gc 977.202 F77fra 1963 M.L INDIANA COLLECTION The Kite ' n Key f77¥-? c Published by the Students of Franklin Junior High J noo Fort Wayne, Indiana A Sound Education, Various Activities Students listen to a discussion in biology. Here ninth graders learn about all living things and how they function. Disection of worms and fish is one of the means of learning which sometimes is not too appealing to the students. The students of Franklin will indeed remem- ber this year. Together they suffered through homework and attended the various social events. Many participated in the clubs and sports in which they were interested. Gym class, class passing time, and lunch period were phases of the day that broke the work routine. In gym class one found friendly com- petition, good physical exercise, and funda- mentals for varsity sports. Those awaited five minutes between classes gave students a chance to say hello to associates and revive themselves for the next class. The school day also brought studying. Learning new concepts of science, reviewing rules of grammar, exploring the field of liter- ature, and broadening their knowledge in oth- er academic areas provided the students with the necessary requirements for a successful career in the future. All in all, this year at Franklin Junior High allowed the students to broaden their knowl- edge in the academic subjects, foster new ideas and friends, and participate in various activities which will help them become better citizens in years to come. Lockers just aren ' t large enough to store all the papers, books, and other materials that seem to accumulate during the school year. Students often stop to admire a bust of Ben- jamin Franklin which was placed in the hall by the Student Council. Provide A Memorable Year At Franklin 1373398 If YOU DON ' T IffAD Franklin students find time to visit with friends as they wait in line in the cafetorium during their lunch hour. Students pause a few moments to admire one of Franklin ' s many colorfully decorated bulletin boards. One, two! One, two! With a huff and a puff, the boys exercise in physical fitness activi- ties. One period a week, during part of the school year, was spent learning the lat- est dance step as gym classes became co-edu- cational. Other gym periods were spent in playing basketball and other sports. Both Work and Fun Are Part oi School Life Students enrolled in the art classes learn to display their creativity by means of water color, brush and chalk drawings. They also are given an opportunity to work on various projects during the year. A rather disturbed seventh grader sees what ' s ahead of him as a ninth grader gloats over the books that he has already completed. When leaving school at the end of the day, students have an opportunity to discuss the day ' s activities and happenings with their classmates. Faculty - M Mr. Joseph Plasket, principal, supervises Frank- lin ' s many activities, prepares individual stu- dent ' s programs and directs the school ' s daily routine. Franklin ' s staff assistant, Mr. Devon Mathias, who serves as a guidance director for the boys and girls, must listen to many complaints and problems during the school year. Mr. Plasket Guides 800 Students During Year Mr. Plat ket spends a few minutes talking to two ninth g ade studen ts abo Lit some phase of the school ' s orog ram. Franklin ' s principal and his staff assistant keep us marching straight toward our goal — success in the future. These men try to provide us with an excellent education and a sense of responsibility. Guiding the 800 stu- dents enrolled in the school, Mr. Plasket and Mr. Mathias naturally encounter some diffi- culties during a school year, but they may be counted on to solve any of our problems. Mr. Plasket ' s daily activities begin when he opens his office to any student who wishes to see him. During the course of the day, he attends to problems of absentees and has con- ferences with teachers, parents, or students about any particular item which needs atten- tion. His primary responsibility is to provide a good education for the students which in- cludes coordinating a good academic program, making certain that the teachers have ade- quate materials, and providing a good atmos- phere for learning. Busy Teachers Grade Papers, Sponsor Clubs CHARLES AULT B.S., Defiance College. Social Studies. DALE E. BARRETT B.S., Bowling Green University. Math, Home Arts. DOROTHY BRUICK Studv Hall. GENE BUZZARD B.S., Huntington College, M.S., Indiana University. Science, Biology, Coach: Track. GEORGIA CHANDLER B.Ed., Southern Illinois University. Latin, English. MARY GLEN FLEMING B.S., Texas Woman ' s University. Vocal, Chorus. LILLIAN GOODWIN B.S., Ball State Teachers College. Art JANE L. HINDERER B.S., University of Alabama. Library. HARRY E. HINES B.S., Valparaiso University, M.S., St. Fran- cis College. Orientation, Science, Math, So- cial Studies Many students found that study and hard work are two necessary elements in English class. These girls have greatly enjoyed entertaining the student body throughout the school year. Young mathematicians listen earnestly so that they may acquire all the facts and figures to further their numbered careers. Latin scholars learn how alive their language really is and it gives them a good background for any other language they may wish to study in future years. M. F. (BOB) HOPKINS B.S., Manchester College, M.S., Indiana University. Elementary Music, Vocal, Band and Orchestra. KAY D. HORSCH A.B., University of Illinois. Developmental Language, English. NANCY KENT A.B., Ball State Teachers College. Home Economics. MELVIN KRUECKEBERG B.S., Ball State Teachers College. Indus- trial Arts. RONALD KUHN B.S., Manchester College. Math. DWAIN LANGE B.S., Huntington College, M.S., University of Cincinnati Science. BETTY MANION A.B., Asbury College. Spanish, English. PAMELA MANTH B.S., Miami University. French, English. AMY MILLER B.S., Indiana University. Physical Educa- tion, Health, Math. RUTH MINSEL B.S., Ball State Teachers College, M.S , Uni- versity of Wisconsin. English, Developmen- tal Reading. JAMES L. OVERMEYER B.S., Manchester College. Science, Biology. CARROLL R. PHILLIPS B.S., M.S., Indiana University. Social Studies. Faculty Members Help Students Achieve Success CAROLYN S. POLHAMUS A.B., University of Michigan. Developmen- tal Reading, English. CARL F. REIBS B.S., Wittenberg University, M.S., Indiana University. Math. DAVE RILEY B.S., Ball State Teachers College. Math, Physical Education, Coach: Basketball 9, Football 8, 9, Track. CAROL A. ROHRABAUGH A.B., Heidelberg College. Developmental Language, English. MADGE SCHONE B.S., Southern Illinois University, M.S., In- diana University. Orientation, Gym. ELIZABETH SHANER A B., Indiana University, M.A., Columbia University. Biology, Science. ROY L. STUART B.S., Indiana University. English. DON T. WEAVER B.S., Tri-State College, B.S., M.S., Indiana University. Algebra, Math. MARGARET E. WIGGS A.B., Ball State Teachers College, M.S., In- diana University. English. WILLIAM A. WILLER B.S., Purdue University, M.A., University of Louisvil ' e. Social Studies. DELMAS YOUNG A B., M.A., Indiana University. Math. Algebra. MELVIN C. ZEHNER B.S., Purdue University. Physical Educa- tion, Health, Coach: Football 9, Basketball 7, 8. i.toirhlifc Students realize that by reading they can unlock the door to many new worlds. Here the developmental reading class learns to improve its reading habits and how to use the library. These People Help Us Enjoy Our Year Franklin ' s office secretaries, Mrs. Evelyn Pelz and Mrs. Eileen Werling, do much more than organize and do the bookwork to keep school affairs running smoothly. They try to solve the student ' s daily problems and greet all visitors to the office with a friendly smile. If it weren ' t for the custodians and the matron, it wouldn ' t be long before it would be difficult to move through the debris in the halls and classrooms. Certainly they do a very commendable job in keeping the school looking its best. The aroma of luscious food that becomes quite pronounced about ten o ' clock every morning is created by our dietary staff. Students watch those last few minutes on the clock tick away so that they may rush to the cafetorium for lunch. 10 - Class Pictures kl I NT , iflBk B Ill — v ftj -fc ffiffi James Allen Byron Andrews Janet Armey David Armstrong Deborah Arnold Kit it Herbert Ashley Teresa Ashley Deborah Beatty Edward Beck Sharon Bell L ' feii " ktlk ik 4 Sharon Berry Deborah Bevington Anita Black Robert Blain Doris Blazer Paul Boggs James Bojinoff Judith Bonham Roxanna Boren Donald Bowers Walter Boyles Patricia Bradley Allen Braun Carolyn Bredemeyer Larry Brewster ft J Steven Brewster Betty Brisentine Gail Brown Lana Brown Cynthia Brubaker George Buckhardt George Bufink Carol Busche Diane Butler Barbara Caldwell William Cantrell Cynthia Carvin Michael Casey Thomas Castle Vonna Clary A Judy Coles Marsha Collins Michael Collins Terry Cornelius Nikki Cottier Richard Covey Eileen Coyne Mark Critchfield Dianne Cummings Steven Davis Marcia Dawkins Dennis Deems Kathleen Deveau Linda Dey Zoe Diffendorfer Deborah Doehrman Carol Doswell Cynthia Earnest Herbert Edwards Linda Edward r p c I Sandra Ehrman Susan Ehrman Janice Eichel Perry Falk Jerry Falls ■ v Linda Faudree Jerry Faulkner Roger Faulkner Carol Federspiel Kyris Federspiel Don Fiandt Cheryl Fiedler Larry Fishbaugh Edward Flaugh Pamela Flinn Janice Frantz Jean Frantz Richard Frantz Terry Funk Bruce Furniss Judith Gaskill Sarah Gaskill Arlene Gaw James Gebhard Donna Geise Wallace Geller Mona Georgi Edward Getts Carolyn Goodin Connie Graham Elke Griggs Kay Groeschel Judith Gross Carolyn Hall Michael Halquist Mike Hardiek Steven Hardiek Dan Hardy Donald Harris Linda Hatch t K A i Tom Hatcher David Heater Joseph Henderson Rodger Hendrickson Mark Henry Rosie Herendeen Darlene Hershberger Debra High Theresa Hill Joyce Hinkson ikt V Sharon Hixon Laura Hobbs Sandra Hoffman Harold Hopper Gayle Horstmann Michael Hosford Diane Hosier Steve Hosier Kenton Houser Sandra Hudson - JP r j Rebecca Hurst Susan Hutsell Jon Irwin Linda James Linda Jantz Robert Jeffries Jane Jennings Robert Johnson Betsy Keck Earl Keever fit H 9 9 i Jessie Kelley Barbara Kilfoy Dennis King Denny Kiser William Kleint Sandy Klemke James Knepper Sandy Knight Trudy Knight Thomas Konkle Kenneth Kraft Gary Krotke Donald Kuehner Bobby Kurtz Dennis Kuruda V %L J | jfl % B — i r ' O x n fbu. 4k William Lee L L A Tamera Ladig Sylvia Lazoflf Pat Leist Maxine Lindemuth Stanley Lord David Luckadoo Jerry Luyben Lynda Lyons James McCarty it Larry McClain Ron McFarland Barbara Magner Michael Mankey Paul Markey • w ™ » " b ' ' Richard Marshall Jay Dee Martin Joseph Masel Michael Meighen Terry Menze ft flHht £tittuft Ronald Merrill Ronald Meyer Ron Milholland Donna Miller Gah Miller Guy Miller Rosemarie Miller Barry Mills James Moore Patricia Moore Cynthia Moreland Jill Morkoetter Sally Morrison Linda Motz Rebecca Mulles Linda Netzley Kay Newby Kenneth Niman Max Oberkiser Jeanne O ' Day Margaret Oesch Vicki Osmun Jerry Oswald Irving Park Steven Parks x John Pawlowski Arthur Payton Barbara Pierr Susan Pipino Pamela Pratt t .9 9 ilfck ' k v Albert Price Dawn Priest William Prumm William Pulver Kathleen Purcell i W Tom Ralston Linda Reed Sharon Rennecker Terry Robinson Scott Ross © 9 fV 9 Robert Sanders Nancy Sark Glenna Savio Carolyn Sayles James Schafianski Sandra Schreiber Nancy Schwartz Don Sellet Basil Shady Jackie Shanks Roger Sherland Christine Shoda Donna Showalter Sue Shropshire Cort Shuler Michael Sible Jacquelyn Simpson Linda Simpson Janice Skinner Linda Smead Dennis Smith Karen Smith Robert Smith Sharon Smith Stanley Smith -j o Terry Smith Danny Speidell Stanley Spice Kenton Spielman Carl Spoerhase W + h S Robert Spuhler Suellen Sroufe Bruce Stall Pamela Stearns David Stein k. U4, Royal Stevens Sharon Stevens Jo Ann Stonebreaker Dan Tannas Dave Tanner a, ' % fc % ft ' , --» -m M ' ??■§ Mary Tegtmeyer Dorinda Tempel Cheryl Tew Rosie Thompson Steve Tipsord " SZp-y-. ■ ' ' Melinda Treesh Larry Tuttle Sharon Uetrecht Paul Ulrich Randall Upton f 9 J? ' 4 " fc Becky Van Horn Hobert Wagers Gene Walker Larry Walker Bruce Wallen Marilyn Warren Jackie Waters Carl Watson Celeste Weick Janice Wermager tffl T O ( Steven Whittecar Karen Wilburn Delores Wilder Joyce Williams Sharon Williams Linda Willis Bob Wilson Jim Witzigreuter Steve Wright Dale Yoder r T f Bruce Zimmerman Franklin Junior High was well represented in the city teachers ' bowling league this year. Students at Franklin are given an opportunity to learn various skills for any future endeavors. 21 «■ . t is ' E I G H T H « %k A?W ii.it Wl Ol Q (Sf -O, 4 , Vk ' W £k Martha Ackley | James Albert Harold Anthony, Pamela Archer Michael Argerbri Steve Argerbrigh Marcia Armstron Rhea Arndt Pattie Arney Karen Sue Arnolo Eddie Bankson John Basile Russell Baugher Marsha Beber Joel Bechtold Carl Beckman Pamela Beebe William Bell Kay Benedict Richard Berndt Tom Berndt Jimmy Betts Diana Biddle Rita Bodkin Linda Bossermam Gary Bowman Donald Bradford Dianna Brewer Johnny Brincefiei James Brown Cynthia Bruns Brenda Bryan Dennis Burden Gerald Burns Marshall Bush I Pamela Butler Stephen Cady Robert Cantrell Elaine Castle Mary Ann Cates Roy Cates Barbara Clark Barry Clark Larry Clark Sharon Clay Gary Clifton Daniel Cloeman Kathleen Cook 22 -arry Cook .ynn Covey Cathy Dale toderick Day loger Deveau Marsha Dill tlay Dobbs Cim Drudge Steven Ecenbarger Steven Eddington Jacque Eiser Kenneth Ellis Vilma Eloph Ton Fair Raymond Fink John Fitzgereld Kenneth Fletter 3am Foreman Boneta Fox Robert Freeman Joyce Fryer Donald Galbreath Larry Gaskill Diane Gebert Edward Gebhard Patricia Geise [Thomas Gepfert Janis Goodrich Thomas Gray anice Green arcy Grove Judith Hale Karen Hammer Kathy Hanshew Thomas Hanshew Gilbert Hardesty Charlotte Hardiek Sandra Harris Dale Harter Victoria Hartwig Kathy Heim Jerry Hertig Jerry Hite Michael Hoban Darlene Hoffman Tawne Holloway Sandra Hopper Larry Horner 23 Margie House Luther Hunley Richard Insley Janice Johnson Marilyn Johnson Steven Johnson Joan Johnston Donna Jones Sharon Kattas Michael Kelder Ellen Kimmel Brenda King Betty Kinser Gregory Kinsey Martha Koontz Charlene Krider Charles Krider Sheryl Ladig Bob LaLone Barbara Landsaw Barbara Lapadot Patricia Lasley Kathleen Lauer Nancy Ledger James Lloyd Christine Lochner Max Lombard Robert Lombard Ronald Longley Debra Lyons Betty McCarty Gerald McClellan Starr McFarland Gary McKeever James McMeans Jennie McSorley Michael Marshall David Meisner Ralph Meredith Teresa Metzger Susan Minyard Jim Moore Sandra Moreland Ronald Morrison Ruth Morse Lynn Mossburg Michael Nitzsche Diana Norris 24 )onald Oberkiser Crnest Osborne .ilarc Overmeyer Pom Paillie ' tobert Peck idary Ann Pelz todney Poinsett )arrell Post i ohn Potts [lildred Prewett )an Pulver ilarvin Racine ' enny Radke Car en Raj cany Oonna Ray tobert Read i)avid Rennecker tobert Renner Cay Rentschler Sharon Reuille lodger Rouns Jeneva Runyon )ave Rust tobert Ryder iteven Schaefer fames Scheil 5 atricia Scheil Uene Schneider )iane Schneider fohn Schneider fohn Seely jinda Setzer tobert Sheckels Catherine Shoaf aig Shoda sherry Shropshire rerry Simpson Dale Sims rill Singewald Steven Skees L inda Sloan ]ass Smith Christine Smith David Smith Mary Smith Fanice Snyder Marilyn Snyder 31en Spangler Linda Spice Donna Sproat Constance Stamam Robert Stanton Tom Starnes Kenny Statler Rebecca Stellhorn I David Stewart Johnny Stewart Cheryl Subsda Mary Sutorius Brenda Sutton Katrina Swink Beverly ThompsoDi David Thompson Stephen Thurston Sharon Tonack Phillip Tracey Jo Ann Trenner Jerry Trigg Thomas VanGordeif Bonnie Vanover Candice Volmerdiii Charles Watson Sharon Weisenbur.i Connie Welch Patricia Werling Dennis Whiteleathfc Janet Widmeyer Marilyn Williams Johnnie Wilson Diane Winebrennef Margaret Wininge Carol Witzigreuter: Waneta Wright Marilyn Wyland Glenn Wysong Jerry Yoder Sandra Zimmermai Barbara Zion Cherry Zuercher 26 Frank Akey Lloyd Amos Connie Archer Ida Arms Richard Armstrong Linda Arndt Russell Ashley Sharon Baney Vonna Bankson tarolyn Barnett Larry Bashop Michael Bernhardt Charles Bevington jSusan Beyer Linda Blodgett Bobby Boales Leslie Bock Evelyn Bodkin Rickie Bogard David Boggs jVictoria Bojinoff Darlene Bosserman Danny Bourne Maria Branum Catherine Brown Judith Buckhardt Karen Burelison Jerry Burget I)avid Burns Kathy Busch Mary Busian Linda Calhoun Gregory Christoffel Deanna Claphan Jody Clay Sandra Coleman Sharon Coleman Penny Conrad Gregory Cook Deborah Cooley Gail Cooper Howard Cottier Jack Covault Donald Cox Willard Dahl Everett Davis Evelyn Dey Dale Dietz SEVENTH GRADE C nl W Timothy Disler Mildred Dixon Earline Domer Jerry Durnell Peggy Eaton Frances Edwards DeWayne Egly David Emrich Carla Falls Mary Federspiel Valerie Felger Michael Follis Debra Ford Terry Fowler Theresa France Diane Freimuth Carol Furniss Stanley Furniss Kay Gardenour Bruce Geeting Diane Gernhardt Jerry Gilbert Josephine Gonser Connie Goodin Patricia Gray Frances Green Katherine Greene John Gr os jean Alan Hagopian Pauline Halquist Kay Halter Carol Hammond Karen Hand Eyvonne Hardy Bruce Hare Daniel Harper Vonda Harrold Sherry Harter Tom Harter Deborah Hartley Alice Headrick Janet Heck Dennis Hendricksc Sue Henderson Fawn Hershbergen Ronald Hershberge, Robert Hixon Beverly Hoagland avid Hoffer athy Holmes nn Holse [ennis Holycross tathleen Hosford Javid Hudson ,ois Huffman arry Hughes lurtis Hunley uther Hunter Jeth Hutson lary Jackson anet Jacobs oAnn Jacobs Mores Jeffries Cvelyn Jeffries tebecca Jeffries ■Jancee Jennings David Jewel Howard Johnson Paula Johnson Phillip Johnson Mary Jones Wesley Keeran Marilyn Kelder Beverly Keller Michael Keller Cassie Kelley William Kelley Steven Keltsch Stephanie Kern Diana Kilty Fred Kimmerly Bonnie King Frederick King Dennis Kinsey Linda Kline Fred Knight Dietmar Knott Michael Konkle Carol Kronmiller Thomas Kuruda Brenda Lamb Mildred Lawson Rosetta Lawson Ronald Lee Linda Lees Mary Lehrman m, Hrb Gloria Leist Junior Lipscomb Mickey Lloyd David Lock Steven Loechner Ruth Longardner James Luyben Rita Lykins Margaret Lyons Susan McAtee Jerry McBride Cheryl McClain Diana McCurdy Sandra McFarrenr Tamara McKeever Janet Madden Kenneth Manier Valerie Mankey Charles Markey Sammy Martin Robert Mason Charlene Meadows Arlene Medsker Linda Meredith Cynthia Milledge Danny Miller Perry Miller Tamra Mills Alan Minyard John Mironenko Shawn Morgan Edna Morse Charles Mott Gloria Mowan Sharon Mowan Beverly Mowery Eugene Mo wry Craig Netzley Arthur Ort Linda Peek Shirrell Petgen Beverly Phillips Linda Poff Richard Poinsett Rita Puff Brenda Rauscher Howard Reaser Rebecca Rennecker errill Renner issell Ricks san Roberts irley Roop anica Rundel mchita Salud hn Savio irlene Saylor ith Scheele imela Schindler laron Schneider aren Schreiber illiam Schumaker srry Secrest eborah Settlemire enton Shaw regory Sheets ally Shepler onald Showalter oger Simmons andra Simpson teven Simpson r ictoria Sloan amela Smead lindy Smith larla Smith tobert Smith ihirley Smith lidney Smith Steven Smoak tita Snyder Jandra Sower Barbara Sroufe D amela Stanton iosalinda Stanton ick Starnes Kathern Statler Donald Stone Valerie Stonebreaker Pamela Streets Linda Strouse Dianna Sylvester Ralph Taylor Robert Taylor Joann Thomas Brenda Thompson Cora Thompson Gene Thompson Mary Tope Betsy Turner Robert Turner Diana Upton Sandra Updyke Fred Volkman Richard Waikel Marsha Watson Sherry Weaver Terence Webb Deborah Weick Ricky Wells Larry Wheeler Patricia Wheeler Suann Wood Susan Wrisk Harvey Ziegler Nannette Beck Tom Durbin Richard Flaugh Jill Fudge Tanya Galloway Stephanie Green Eugene Headrick Tommy Hill Jennifer Jay Danny McCord Linda Ott Tommy Pappert Carolyn Rathert Mickey Reese Richard Rentschler John Wilder 32 Chiefs Have Exciting and Profitable Season t l h L h ° y r S ° " ™ l n am W ' ere Mike Hosford . Dale Y °der, Mark Henry, Gene Walker, Ron Milholland Larry Tuttle, Larry Walker, Paul Boggs, Byron Andrews, Tom Konkle, David Armstrong, Bruce Wallen J F ' a " f ' BaSl1 f ad i y Dee Marti " - George Buckhardt, Terry Cornelius, Dan Hardy Jim McCarty, Bruce Stall, Terry Smith Bruce Z.mmerman, Scott Ross, Jon Irwin, and Jim Gebhard. Student managers for the team were Bob Wilson and Jerry Oswald. - Franklin ' s ninth grade varsity football team has brought the school high honors by constant practice and hard work. It placed them second in the city standings. Our boys showed good sportsmanship at all of their games and gave the fans ex- citing thrills all the way. The excellent coaching of Mr. Zehner helped lead our boys on to victory. With no losses on their record they won three and tied three games. We are indeed proud of this rec- ord and our football team. FRANKLIN 6 Harrison Hill 6 FRANKLIN 27 Kekionga 6 FRANKLIN 6 Ben Geyer 6 FRANKLIN 19 Portage 13 FRANKLIN Northwood FRANKLIN 7 Lakeside 6 Speed is absolutely necessary to play a successful foot- ball game. Our Chiefs displayed time after time that they possessed the traits necessary for a victorious team during the past season. 34 Speed Is Important In Flag Football . ?3398 A football career may begin by playing on either the eighth grade football team or the flag football team. Regardless of the team, the boys learn the fundamentals of playing and the rules of good sportsmanship which provide basic rules for a good player. Prac- ticing every night after school, the boys and their coach, Mr. David Riley, worked hard to earn success and honor for themselves and Franklin Junior High School. There are two different kinds of football, and Franklin has a team for each. In flag football no tackles are made, and in order to down a player, a player from the opposing team must pull off one of the two flags at- tached to a special belt. This act constitutes a tackle in regular football. The flag football team is coached by Mr. Gene Buzzard. Eighth Grade Team Practices Fundamentals 35 Boys Display Ability As They Work To Win This year ' s ninth grade basketball team consisted of the following boys : Ron Milhol- land, Steve Hosier, Jerry Luyben, Mark Hen- ry, Tom Hatcher,, Steve Davis, Dale Yoder, Gene Walker, Bill Kleint, Byron Andrews, Don Fiandt, Jim Moore, Bill Prumm, and Basil Shady. These boys and their coach, Mr. Dave Riley, have practiced diligently to ob- tain all of the necessary skills which help to create a well-balanced basketball team. The Chiefs worked many long and difficult hours after school each evening, and they also gave up Saturdays to master the differ- ent basketball plays and to learn to execute every one of these plays with perfect style and skill. FRANKLIN 36 Lakeside 46 FRANKLIN 37 Northwood 31 FRANKLIN 40 Portage 21 FRANKLIN 51 Kekionga 30 FRANKLIN 36 Fairfield 47 FRANKLIN 50 Ben Geyer 40 FRANKLIN 29 Lakeside 23 FRANKLIN 42 Northwood 38 FRANKLIN 36 Portage 27 FRANKLIN 47 Kekionga 39 FRANKLIN 36 Fairfield 37 FRANKLIN 33 Ben Geyer 35 36 Mark Henry and Ron Milholland served as captains during the basketball season. ' ' ' Junior Chiefs ' Develop Skills in Basketball This year ' s eighth grade team was made up of thirteen eighth grade boys and three seventh grade boys. Jim Betts, Barry Clark, Terry Simpson, Jerry Burns, Jerry Yoder and Dave Stewart, along with Bill Schumaker, Jerry Baugher, Bob Peck, Gilbert Hardesty, Greg Kinsey, Bob Freeman, John Savio, Dan- ny Bourne, Darrell Post, and Ronald Longley represented the eighth grade. With their coach Mr. Melvin Zehner, they practiced nightly to develop style and skill. Although this was not the best season for the eighth grade team, the games, whether the team won or lost, helped to further develop their skills and give them experience for next year. Our boys showed good sportsmanship at all games. Cross Country Team Wins City Meet This year Franklin ' s cross country team was indeed outstanding. The boys who were on this undefeated team were Mike Casey, Jerry Luyben, Tom Ralston, Herbert Ashley, Steve Davis, Basil Shady, Bruce Furniss, Bob Spuhl- er, Carl Sporhase, and John Powlowski. Under the direction of Mr. Dave Riley, the team won six meets and lost none. They were the win- ners of the city cross country meet. These boys had to practice many long hours to be members of this winning team, which included running several miles daily. Cheerleaders Show Enthusiasm For Team Becoming a cheerleader is not an easy task. All of the cheerleaders spent many hours practicing and polishing the various yells. Although many of the girls tried out for cheerleading, the number was soon elimin- ated to twenty. On a set date, the girls tried out before judges, and the following morning students could hear the sounds of the lucky few saying, " I ' ve made it. " The girls are certainly proud to wear the white skirts and sweaters displaying a Franklin letter. This year ' s ninth grade cheerleaders were Linda James, Becky VanHorn, Janet Armey, Sandy Hudson, Cindy Brubaker, and Kay Newby, who is serving as captain. The girls led cheers at pep sessions, football games, and basketball games. Mrs. Betty Manion served as adviser for this year ' s group. The familiar sounds of the ninth, eighth and seventh grade cheerleaders could be heard through the halls every Wednesday night. The names of the seventh and eighth grade cheerleaders were Sally Shepler, Kathy Cook, Susie Minyard, Marsha Dill, Connie Stamanis, and Debbie Lyons, who was elected captain by the girls. Caught in the action while leading one of the favorite cheers, these girls could most likely be yelling, " Yea, Rah, Franklin! " | fc ! v t A " d S, Activities Staff, Agents Se ll And Produce Kite ' n Key The Kite ' n Key staff has spent many long hours preparing and planning the 1963 yearbook. Last May, members of the staff traveled to South Side High School to attend a yearbook workshop. There, they were engaged in separate classes learning how to lay out the pages of the yearbook. Using the techniques which the editors learned at the workshop, they started plan- ning the book before this year ' s campaign. The various editors of the Staff look over the details to be decided to insure a successful yearbook. Mrs. Carol Rohrabaugh and Mrs. Kay Horsch are ad- vising the editors. Individuals on the circulation staff planned the strategy of the yearbook campaign. During the campaign, they worked hard in recording the sales and counting the money. Kite ' n Key agents worked many long hours to sell agent aimed at a 100 per cent for his homeroom. 630 copies of Franklin ' s yearbooks. Each Q a f 4 I % 4 Post Requires Full Time Effort of Staff m Examining other school papers helps Franklin ' s Post staff members to see where improvements are needed on their own paper. The Franklin Post staff works industriously to write articles each month for the paper on subjects of interest to the student body. Each reporter is given an assignment and a date when it is due. The task of proof reading and writing headlines is accomplished by the en- tire staff working together under the super- vision of Mrs. Margaret Wiggs, advisor. Once the paper has been printed, it is returned to the school for distribution to the homerooms. The Post agents ' largest job was at the be- ginning of the year. Competition was keen among the agents to determine which home- rooms could reach their goal of 100 per cent first. Those agents who made 100 per cent in the ninth grade were David Armstrong, Miss Manth ' s room; Bruce Stall, Miss Shaner ' s homeroom; Joe Masel, Mr. Overmeyer ' s homeroom; and Susie Arnold, Mrs. Rohra- baugh ' s homeroom. To be first to obtain a 100 per cent in Post subscriptions in the home- room means hard work for Franklin Post Agents. 41 Representatives Practice Student Government The Student Council consists of a represen- tative from each homeroom who meets to dis- cuss ideas on how to better the school. One student council representative is elected in every homeroom. By discussing in the home- room any possible plans to boost the school spirit or aid in important matters, such as hall conjestion, each student has a chance to voice his opinion. His representative can then take these ideas to the council for further dis- cussion. To have a good school, there must be student cooperation, and the student council serves as an instrument for this cooperation. This year the student council accomplished several feats. In December, the roller skating party, sponsored by the Student Council, was attended by a large number of students, who provided more than eighty dollars for the " WOWO Penny Pitch. " Another project was selling book covers, which were sold in the homerooms by the members of the Student Council. Enthusiastic Actors, Actresses Present Plays 3 Numerous plays and skits were performed each week by the Drama Club members for their own personal enjoyment. The plays are not always presented to the student body, but just reading through the scripts gives the members satisfaction of doing what they hke, and it also gives the students a chance to see if they really have any acting ability. 42 Chorus Participates in a Variety of Programs A variety of programs has been presented to our school by the ninth grade chorus, which consists of 63 students directed by Miss Mary Glen Fleming. When presenting their pro- grams, they were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Carol Rohrabaugh. At Christmas, an arrangement of " Christ- mas Bells " was given for the school. At the winter concert, they also sang songs related to Christmas and the weather. In the spring, they presented a variety of songs for the Easter assembly and the spring concert. Enjoyment Through Singing Is Aim of Chorus Every Thursday during seventh period, one can hear refrains from a fa- miliar song coming from Miss Mary Glen Fleming ' s room where the seventh and eighth choir practices. These students enjoy sing- ing and have entertained the entire school with their singing at the Thanksgiving and Christ- mas assemblies. 43 Franklin Musicians Practice To Develop Eighth and ninth grade musicians play an active part in school activities. Playing at basketball games, school pep sessions and assemblies, they contribute much to the school spirit. Mr. M. F. Hopkins serves as the director of the band. Variety Of Instruments Composes The Orchestral The orchestra is composed of members of the string orchestra and the band. Their musical selections are always lovely as they performed for the Spring Concert and other programs during the year. n cr» rt 44 Musical Talent EXIT ,H i 1H ■ ' ■ l j Ira %mSm ™ ' - -. String Orchestra Players Use Skills In Playing The string orchestra also had an opportunity to perform at several programs throughout the school year. Their music has always been soft and enjoy- able. Students Prepare For Varsity Band Students who are interested in instrumental music begin by playing in the seventh and eighth grade band. Here they learn the techniques of playing in a band and look forward to playing in the varsity band. Junior Engineers Work on Projects Members of this club are given an opportunity to construct various projects during the year. The machines which are avai lable for the members ' use also provide an ex- cellent opportunity to learn a trade for future years. Students Study History of Latin Language Early Roman life and cul- ture has created a definite interest for active members of the Latin Club. This club offered the students an opportunity to obtain add- ed information about the Roman language and cus- toms. Each pre-planned meeting, supervised by Mrs. Georgia Chandler, re- warded the members with new and entertaining truths concerning the early people of this Italian pen- insula. Work Rewards Model Club with Much Praise Assembling various types of models offered the mem- bers of the Model Club ex- perience in working skill- fully with their hands. Under the supervision of Mrs. Carolyn Polhamus, the boys met each week to work diligently on their particular project. Several of the finished projects were placed in the showcase for viewing by the student body. Points Accumulate As Students Help Teachers Members of the Service Club had a taste of some of the experiences of being a teacher. They ran errands and did various other tasks for Franklin teachers. The sponsors of the club were Mr. James Overmyer and Mr. Car- roll Phillips. For each ten minutes of work, a worker received one service point. Other projects included arranging bulletin boards, keeping bookshelves straight, and helping with room preparation, such as aiding science teachers set up experiments. The students were required to keep their own records. Young Magicians Learn ' Tricks of the Trade ' Card tricks, rope tricks, and any other kind of tricks a person may name are part of the Magic Club ' s activities. Mr. Ronald Kuhn and his boys have a great time tricking each other during the meetings. Some boys spend time and money to prepare tricks that they can use for the club and for their friends. Craft Club Members Work In Activities They Enjoy Participating in recreational activi- ties that give them pleasure, the craft club members work under the supervision of Miss Zoa Wheaton. Their various projects include work- ing with looms, weaving, and other projects. Students Show Interest in Mathematical Skills Students who wish to educate themselves further in the field of mathematics look first to the Math Club, which is sponsored by Mr. Donald Weaver. Junior Hi-Y Becomes New Organization Under the direction of Mr. Dwain Lange, a new organization was started at Franklin this year. Junior Hi-Y is open to all boys who are interested in belonging to a club based on Christian fellowship. Be- cause the organization is affiliated with the Young Men ' s Christian Associa- tion, the boys may take part in its many activities. The experience of beginning a club is educational, but often difficult. These boys found their attendance small, but they found a great value in the various programs. Students Participate in Science Research The Science Project Club consists of students who are interested in learning more about particular areas of science. At subsequent meetings, members dis- cussed possible projects, and made plans for their own individual projects. Miss Elizabeth Shaner serv- ed as club adviser. Reading Club Helps Develop Faster Speed The Speed Reading Club helps Franklin ' s students to increase their reading speed. Besides learning to read much faster, they are able to develop a greater comprehension from their reading. They are guided by Miss Ruth Minsel. Students Learn Fundamentals of Typing Interest in typing was shown by many of the Franklin students during the year. This skill will help in later years of school. Mr. Dale Barrett and Mr. Carl Reibs instructed these young typists. Library Club Studies Different Kinds of Books Members of Library Club meet every Monday night to help arrange the books in the library, decorate the bulletin board, and study certain books. Miss Jane Hinderer and some of the students take care of check- ing books in and out, straightening shelves and keeping the library clean. Programs Highlight Y-Teens ' Schedule Membership in Y-Teens means not only recreation and activity but also associations with new and interesting people. Varied pro- grams and projects are featured at each meet- ing. Hi-Y and Y-Teens also work together on various projects throughout the year. Holiday teas for the mothers of the Y-Teen members are annual events. Miss Pamela Manth and Mrs. Betty Manion served as advisers for the group. Belonging to Y-Teens automatically en- titles the girls to be members of the Fort Wayne Young Women ' s Christian Association. Pen Pals, Science Members Study Customs, Laws Being members of the Pen Pal Club enabl dents to obtain friends throughout the world. By exchanging customs, club members experienced the daily life in another country through writing. Mrs. Lillian Goodwin assists these writers. The science club members have a chance to experi- ment with the various laws of nature in which they are interested. It gives them a chance to discuss the areas of science which intrigues them the most, under the leadership of Mr. Delmas Young. 50 Archers Strive For 4 BulFs Eve ' Recreational activities are an important part of every- one ' s life. Participating in the ones which a student likes most gives him more of a de- sire to do his best. The Knit- ting Club, Ping Pong Club, and Archery Club give their members a chance to do ex- actly what they enjoy. Miss Nancy Kent instructs the knitters, Mr. Charles Ault di- rects the table tennis enthus- iasts, and Mr. Gene Buzzard directs the Archers. Fun, Skill Are Objectives Of Ping Pong Club Knitting Club Members Enjoy Various Projects ■43te Boys Enjoy Different Intramural Sports The ninth grade intramurals consists of ninth grade boys who are interested in sports, which include basketball, wrestling, volleyball and other sports. l jcp sr m -. •■ MM 1 ta ■ |ti 4W ££ Jj-1 -± Almost every night after school, one can hear the ex- cited yells from the members of the Intramural Club. These are ninth grade, eighth grade, and seventh grade organiza- tions. The boys participate in such sports as basketball and volleyball and they also play a preliminary game before the eighth and ninth grade basketball games. True, these same activities are part of the physical education classes, but in intramurals, the boys may participate with other boys who are not in class with them. Intramurals are arranged by grade levels, and each group has a different sponsor. Mr. Melvin Zehner, Mr. James Overmyer, and Mr. David Riley coach the boys through their activities. G.A.A. Membership Provides Fun, Awards The ninth grade girls in G.A.A. enjoy the many sports provided for them, and many of these ninth graders have been in G.A.A. for three years. Patches and letters have been awarded to the most active members. To earn the awards, a certain number of points has to be earned during the school year. These points are earned by the girls when they attend club meetings, participate in in- tramurals, serve as a student leader, and maintain a C or above average. Extra points are awarded for other clubs also. The intramurals include a soccer team, a basketball team, a volleyball team, a track and field day for all grades, and a volleyball playday for ninth grade girls. The girls also participated in bowling and swimming, which were new to the G.A.A. schedule this year. All girls in ninth grade G.A.A. are offered an opportunity to participate in sports and develop new athletic abilities. 53 ft • " mm, s Basketball and other sports have provided much enjoyment for G.A.A. members. G.A.A. Girla in the seventh and eighth grades have also enjoyed the various activities of G.A.A. Included in their program were many sports and activities such as tumbling, basketball, volleyball, and dancing, (modern, jazz, and folk dancing). Bowling and swimming headed the list of activities for the eighth graders, and many girls excelled in other activities. The points acquired by the weekly attendance of the girls are necessary to receive badges and letters. These girls have learned team work is re- quired in many games, and sportsmanship is very important in the eyes of the sponsors, Mrs. Madge Schone and Miss Amy Miller. This club, like many others, demonstrates to the participants the many good qualities of being a well-liked person in school, at home, and in play. The activities of G.A.A. are not only for building good athletes but also for building good people with knowledge of how to get along with others. These eighth grade girls have enjoyed the many activities which were offered by G.A.A. Various activities are sponsored by the girls at their weekly meetings. 54 This has indeed been a wonderful year at Franklin Junior High School. In classroom activities and in entertainment of other stu- dents, many of the students have greatly con- tributed to making our school what it is. Yes, the students are what make a school. Recalling the activities of the past year, we can see it has been an extremely exciting one. The sports activities, the record hops, and the club activ- ities have all made 1962-1963 another worth- while year at Franklin. The things we have learned in each of our various classes this year will help carry us to success. Studying for academic achieve- ments has presented its problems, but these obstacles have been overcome to the best of our abilities. To each individual, this year has meant something different and precious; it holds memories that will never leave the minds of those who helped make this year so enjoyable. Each person has met special friends and re- newed old acquaintances. To the ninth graders who will be leaving Franklin this year, to the eighth graders who will be on the top next year, and to the seventh graders who are now acquainted with Frank- lin, it can be said that 1963 has indeed been an unforgettable year. Autographs 56 672 ”
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