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CLASS HISTORY GF I96O
As graduation draws near, let us take a look at how the class of 1960 formed.
We embarked upon a new adventure, as a frightened and curious group of youngsters, we
started down the halls of education twelve years ago, to prepare ourselves for tomorrow.
Elementary school presented a "first timei' for a great number of adventures. Some of them
were our first report card, our first time to present a program for our parents and friends, for
some of us to go on small excursions with, a new word, our classmates.
Those of us who started here in the First grade were: Alice Ashley, Mary Boberg, Linda
Bratten, Carole Brenneman, Douglas Brenneman, Virginia Brenneman, Paul Brooks, Patricia
Brown, Suzanne Buckley, Evelyn Budd, Rollin Havens, John Hawkins, Carroll Herrmann,
Julia Johnston, Richard Kolehmainen, Verna Lemponen, Sharon Luce, Sandra Mead, Bar-
bara Miller, David Miller, Donald Mitchell, Ronald Naso, Tom Nizen, Carol Roark, Brenda
Schumann, Patti Shore, Grace Smith, Betty Snyder, William Swickard, Maryeleanor Van Slyke,
Margretta Vote, and James White.
In the middle of the first grade James Anthony and Joyce Brown entered Jefferson.
The second year of education brought James Cook and John Hruska as new members
of our class.
In the third grade, Ronald Berrier and Darlene Inman made the class of 1960 two larger.
Two more joined us in the fourth grade, they were James Maylish and Tom Reuschling.
Charles Evans and Daniel Kelly in the fifth grade, and Mary Ellen Hawes in the sixth grade
were those who joined us to help make our final preparations before entering junior high school.
When the September finally came when we could enter high school we were once again a
curious and excited group of young people. Now, we could go to the high school dances, enter
into the fun of pep assemblies, go to football games with some idea of who was playing, and
what we were cheering for, and greatest of all, changing classes. We had the opportunity to
elect our class officers and for some of us to hear our name as one of the few who made the
honor roll. Those who entered in the midst of all this excitement were Edmound Brown, James
Sackett, and Jerrold Schultz.
After all the excitement of entering high school was over, three more students joined our class
in the eighth grade, they were James Burlin, George McMannes, and Kathleen McNutt.
ln the ninth grade the boys were eligible to go out for athletics, such as football, basketball
and track. The girls could join the many clubs offered by the high school for them, such as
G.I.A., J-Hi-Life, or any one of her choice.
Our freshman year also brought a large number of new students to Jefferson. Those from
Dorset were: Rosemary Baker, Carol Berrier, Janice Clark, Marilyn Cliff, Herbert Haines, Bar-
bara Hudson, Carol Jewell, Joyce Ketola, Donald Kyle, Leon Smith, Cary Piiponen, and
Those from Lenox were: Larry Brown, Judith Chapin, Dennis Connolly, James Divine,
Denise Hall, Lillian Kapferer, Sharon Kasonic, Nancy Kurt, Lila Salem, Sandra Springer,
Robert VanDevender, and Martin Vargo,
There were also a few students from other schools, they were: June Hall, Charles Hamilton,
Edward Miller, Nancy Pettit, Valerie Price, and Marie Ensman.
When our sophomore year began we had to start thinking about giving the prom the follow-
ing year. We chose as a project the sale of desk pen sets. At the end of the year, we were well
on the way to a beautiful prom. Cora Gray, Luba Korownyk, Kenneth Misener, Donald Otto,
and Robert Parsons entered Jefferson in their sophomore year.
The following year was very busy for all of us as juniors. Another project to help finance the
prom was the sale of Christmas candles. We chose to present for the junior play a three act
comedy, "Aunty Misbehavesf' When it finally came time for the prom we chose "Hawaiian
Sunseti' as the theme. Alice Kosenko and Beatrice Taylor were the students who joined us in
our junior year.
The class of 1960 became a complete group as Nate Hall joined us in our senior year.
The ofiicers chosen to represent us were: President, Tom Reuschling, Vice-President, Ronald
Berrier, Secretary, Esther Hanson, Treasurer, Edmound Brown.
For the senior play we chose a three act mystery, "Dangerous Nan McGrewf'
We wish to thank the faculty, our parents, and our many friends in the community for making
our education an experience we will never forget.
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SENIOR CLASS WILL - I960
We the Senior Class of one thousand nine hundred and sixty,
being of sound mind and memory, do hereby in this, our last will
and testament bequeath our possessions and peculiarities to you,
I, Carole Roark, will to Cora Taggart my ability to get out of
class and look like I'm busy, while really I have nothing to do.
To Darla Jacobs, I, Valerie Price, will my forever failing diet.
Donald Otto leaves to you the Juniors fond memories of our
good friend Laddie Lynagh.
I, Verna Lemponen. will to Elsie Lemponen all the assignments
I never quite got around to doing.
I, Mary Boberg, would will my natural curly hair to Judy Ames
but she already has enough.
To Judy Strang and Deanna Gogul, Margretta Vote leaves one
used army surplus locker to divide evenly as each sees fit.
I, Betty Snyder, leave to Bonnie Beebe all the boys I know at
Jefferson, plus a few from Ashtabula and Geneva.
Darlene Inman wills to Dottie Ford her naturally curly hair.
I, Pat Brown, leave to Nancy Mellin my busy and complicated
schedule. Please keep it better than I have.
I, Larry Brown, will Bill McGuire a pair of hair clippers and a belt.
I, Dennis Connolly, hereby will Harry Runnion my parking place
in the school parking lot.
To Bertha Rodgers, Beatrice Taylor leaves her ability to do
Marilyn Cliff, wills to Lynn Grayson two inches of her height.
I, Jim Cook, hereby will to Chuck McGill my next appointment
with the dentist.
I, Denise Hall, will to Sheilla Spencer my ability to sneeze with-
out bcing heard.
Lillian Kapferer wills to Doreen Wolf all her boyfriends in Jeff.
High. She will have to do a little scouting says Lillian.
I, games Athony, will to Gene Ollila my mathematical ability in
Jim White leaves to John Buzzard his select position in front of
the oven on Saturday morning.
To Fayleen Lambert. Lila Salem wills her worn-out typing eraser.
I, Evelyn Harvey, will to Judy Geho the keys to my Morris Minor.
Tom Reuschling leaves to Jim Munger his irresponsibility.
I, Cgiiclh Kolehmainen, leave my 1959 football letter to Butch
Juia Johnston wills to Eleanor Woodworth her Strawberry Blonde
I, Mary Van Slyke, will to Gayle Parks my quiet ways in Mr.
Perrinls study hall, fourth period.
Joyce Taggart is the proud receiver of Joyce Ketola's typewriter
in the commercial room.
I, Kathy McNutt, leave to Carol Evans my short curly hair and
my big furry mittens.
Alice Faye Ashley wills to Faye Zinn her bad temper.
I, Nancy Kurt. will Kathryn Preston all the cool shadows she can
find of the "Beatniks,'
I, Ronald Vosburg, gladly leave.
Barbara Hudson leaves to Charlotte Waggoner a whole year of bus
rides from Dorset to Jeff 7 quiet, warm, fast, comfortable . . .
Ralph Harvey receives Leon Smith,s ability to talk in the library.
I, Jean Walker, do hereby grant to Mary Wiser my ability to
drive and anything else she might need to stay on the road.
Carol Jewell leaves Jackie Washburn two tickets to the Slenderella
Cheryl Congdon will receive Carole Brenneman's broken down
majorette boots and her rusty baton.
Larry Fink wills to the gangling Benny Ashley his height.
I, Thomas Nizen, will to Richard Stein my big feet.
I, Ronnie Berrier, will to Jim Cole a pair of boxing gloves in a
Carol Berrier wills to Susan McCoy her ability to get along with
I, Paul Brooks, will my locker, my seat in home room and my next
appointment at the doctors to Ed Utterback.
Marty Vargo leaves his abiltiy to chew gum in sixth period study
hall to Delbert Dreyer.
To Sandy Everett goes Joyce Brown's position as "clerk jerkn in
the A8rP Tea Company to occupy her spare time.
I, Carroll Herrmann, will to Tom Zigmund my ninth period study
hall which I am never in.
Bill Cornell bequeaths to Dennis Ward the book he just published,
Ten 1105 Easy Ways to find a girl with ten easy parking lessons.
I, Jim Divine, will to Russell Hanson my ability to get along
with Mrs. Wilsted in eighth period study hall.
I, Sandy Springer, leave Carol Meade my book entitled "Ten
Easy Lessons in Driving."
Chatrlfes Hamilton leaves to Bill Hamilton a portion of his driving
a 1 ity.
To Bert Walker, Marie Ensman wills her long hair, in hopes that
she can do more with it than she had.
1, Bill Swickard, will to Tim Root and Richard Thompson my
musical ability split in half.
I, Gary Piiponen, leave Richard Laitinen with English IV which
I didn't take.
Esther Hanson wills to Judy Pratt anything she has that Judy
thinks she can use.
To Tom Johnson, Dan Kelly wills his ways to get along with all
I, Ed Miller, will to John Kapis my long blonde hair and my
To Dale Vosberg goes David Miller's unfinished project in shop
Alice Kosenko wills to Vicky Piekarski her hearty appetite.
I, Cora Gray, will to Bob Leonard my ability to pass history.
I, James Maylish, will to George Pugsley and Eddie Kelner my
ability to give the monster a hard time.
Donald Kyle wills to Phillip Dietrich my quiet ways.
I, John Hruska, hereby leave Joe Misinec, my dry football uni-
John Hawkins wills to Ben Chambers one slightly used physics
Judy Chapin wills to Gretta Connolly her ten easy lessons in
"Putting on Weightf'
I, Mary Hawes, will to Christine Burr all the notes I wrote in
second period study hall.
I, Ron Naso, leave to Larry Stevens my long, curly locks.
Patti Shore wills to Clarice Ann Reinhart her first trying experience
I, Sharon Kasonic, will my dimples to Patty March.
I, Don Mitchell, leave Robert Burgoon my assigned seat in Mr.
Grace Smith gladly wills to Mary Fink her jumpy nerves and high
I, Virginia Brenneman, will to Patsy Toppin my twin brother
I, Jerry Schultz, will to Mike Datsko my "war surplus" locker, in
hopes that he can figure out how to get it open.
Evelyn Budd, wills her height to Sally Toukonen.
June Hall leaves her ability to play the piano with two fingers to
I, Bob Van Devender, will to Bob Powell my great adventures in
Rollin Havens, wills to Carlous Sturgill his ability to sleep with
his eyes open.
I, Barbara Miller, will my seat in American Government class to
I, Sharon Luce, will Gayle Hruska my soprano voice quality for
her alto part in the trio.
I, Nalte Hall do hereby will to Duane Butler my ability in foot-
James Burlin wills to Leslie Bagley his height.
To Ted Grilly, I, Charles Evans, will every cent I ever won
from him with a book entitled How to Play Poker.
I, Butch Brown, will to Chuck Herndon my typing ability.
I. Herb Haines, will my ability to get to school exactly 10 seconds
before the bell rings to Dale Vosburg.
Brenda Schumann wills to Nancy Hackathorn her faithful tennis
shoes and a bottle of white shoe polish.
I, Sandy Mead, will to Mary Jane Ebersole my half of the Man-
ners Credit Card in hopes that she will use it more than I did.
I, Janice Clark, will to Susan Fetch all the lifesavers I eat in
fourth period study hall.
To Mary Ann Plitt, Luba Korownyk leaves her bushy, fat, black
eyebrows and hopes that she can keep them under control -
something I could never do.
I, Nancy Pettit, will to Carol Bailes my great mathematic ability
with hopes that she can put it to more use than I did.
Suzanne Buckley wills to Jane Kray all her broken down drum
heads and the expense that goes with them.
I, Rose Mary Baker, will to Carol Topper exactly inch of my
I, George McMannes, will to William Lesko all I know about
Linda Bratten wills to Linda Brown her Government book with
hopes that she will get more out of it than she did.
I, Douglas Brenneman, leave to Howard Frazee all the recognition
that I never receive from Mr. Shoaf.
I. James Sackett, leave to Larry McQueen my ability to get A's in
shop without working and to David Moisio my great, brand
new, never opened Government book.
I, Bob Parsons, leave Marty Miller my ability to get along with all
In witness thereof, we, the class of one thousand nine hundred
sixty have hereby signed, sealed, published, and declared our last
will and testament on this third day of June in the year of our
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty.
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