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ln srneere recognrtron of hlS untrrrng efforts and endless eontrrbuuons to
the efforts of the students and faculty of Krrkman Vocauonal Hrgh Sehool whxch
humble aoprec1at1on dedrcate thrs ed1t1on of The bprrrt of 1951 to a man
whose farrness to all among other thrnvs makes hrm one of the grandest men
we have exer known Mr L B Bender
have been marked by a genuine interest in boys and girls, we the staff, with
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There IS a lovely old analogy drawn between the lrfe of mankrnd and a lake lt 1S sard that the
lake of l1fe rs constantly belng frlled Wllh years as they come and go Whrle the lake IS slowly frlled
e waters lapprng the shores wash away the landmarks of days that have passed A memory rs all
that remarns of these landmarks W'h1Ch have been so rmportant rn therr own trme
Man s memory grows weak and the landmarks of youth can become oblrterated when there LS
not g to restore the experrences of the past Belrevmg that you w1ll wrsh a record of the year 1950
51 a record that w1ll outhne the memorres of men we the staff have endeavored 111 these pages to
preserve the Sprrit of 1951 May you enjoy them!
C 00 I5 Of'
The vocat1onal school was established 1n the fall of 1928 through the efforts of the late O C
Krrkman W1th a staff of three teachers the school began operatron tn a burldrng at 400 Chestnut
Street Seventy puprls were enrolled durmg the frrst year
In 1936 a new shop burldmg was erected at 215 Chestnut Street to house a part of the vocational
y sc oo move mto xts present locatron
The orrglnal vocatronal school btuldrng contrnued to be used as d1e Junior branch of the school untrl
1945 when rt was moved to the Park Place School Th b h fth
1S ranc 0 e school was closed temporarily
ln May 1950
In July 1940 the Natronal Defense Tralmng program began conductrng day and night classes to
prepare workers for war production Jobs More than 8 300 men and women were enrolled during the
frve year perxod
November 1945 marked the begrnrung of the separate Veteran Trarnlng Program An enroll
ment of 1 985 veterans of World War II has been recorded smce thls date
For years the building space at Krrkman has been far too madequate to take care of all stu
dents who wrshed to attend the school Condltrons have been crowded for those who dxd attend and
fac litres have been limited lnsprte of the drsadvantage the school contmued to grow and at present
has a hrgh school enrollment of 5 and a staff of 39
Durlng dre school year of 1949 50 the Stern Constructron Buildings were acqurred for addmonal
classroom and shop space Some shops were moved mto the new burldrng ln the fall of 1950
At the present plans are belng furthered to burld additional classroom space and a new cafeterxa
S . fi
shops. Two years later the new building was read , and the high h 1 d ' ' ' .
Page 12 text:
RANK HUFF AKER
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