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SENIOR CLASS ROBERT WAGNER E ' en tho ' vanquished, could argue still. Class Flower Red Carnation Class Colors Red and White Class Motto To build for character, not for fame. Seventeen
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SENIOR CLASS BURTRON SCHERTZ It takes brains to be a real clown. ROLAND SCHNEIDER He speaks an infinite deal of nothing. BRUCE SEEBER I hate girls, they irritate me; I love to be irritated. MARVIN SMITH Prince of darkness is a gentleman. JANICE SULLIVAN Through her position as Par- rot editor, she has crowned her high school career. DONNA TURNER She makes a business of spreading friendly cheer. Sixteen
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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY It all began on Sept. 3, 1946, our very first day at MTHS. This first year we elected for our officers: Paul DuBois, president; Eugene Marchand, vice pres- ident; Rodney Bell, secretary, and Doris Elbert, treasurer. Our student council representatives were Janice Sullivan and James Herron. On September 27, our class was quite a sight to see — it was initiation day for us. This was the first year Metamora had a Homecoming. As freshmen we elected Doris Elbert as our queen candidate and Richard Hoffman, ushey. Our one class party consisted of a wiener rcast and hayrack ride. In the spring of 1947 Miss Helton, our English teacher, took us to Springfield and New Salem on a trip. This ended our first year together at MTHS. Our sophomore year we chose Marvin Smith to lead the class. Marilyn Bachman and Doris Elbert were chosen vice president and secr etary-treasurer, respectively. As sophomores. Murlene Garber and Robert Wagner represented us on the student council. Miss Helton and Mr. Stephenson were our advisers. The class was vei ' y proud of their candidate, Sue Rohman, who was chosen Homecoming queen of 1947. Our English classes took two trips this year. On March 23 we went to Peoria to see the movie " Henry V, " and on April 17 we took a trip to Chicago to visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Natural His- tory, Tribune Tower and Hull House. At tlie first meeting of the third year, we elected Doris Elbert president, Burtron Schertz, vice president, and Bruce Seeber, secretary-treasurer. Student council members were Bernadette Giehl, Marvin Smith and Jchn Rauh. Miss Brucker and Mr. Larson were our advisers. This was a very busy year for us. On October 1 our class had a hayrack ride to see a movie in Washington. All the juniors learned with happiness on March 15 that our class rings had arrived. In the spring we presented the play, " Uncle Fred Flits By, " with Burtron Schertz playing the lead. Our class wcrked very hard to raise funds by having a turkey raffle, a bake sale, selling at all home football and basketball games and selling personalized stationery, napkins and cards. On May 14 the annual banquet was held at the YWCA in Peoria. The theme used was " Forty-Niners. " Starting our last year at MTHS we selected Bruce Seeber president, Eugene Nauman, vice president, and Paul DuBois, secretary-treasurer. Marvin Smith, Betty Gries, Marilyn Bachman and Vernon Guth were our student council members. Mr. Dees and Mr. Stephenson were our advisers. The seniors worked hard to make the Homecoming a success this year. Our queen was Doris Elbert, crowned by Captain Bruce Seeber. The members of her court were Donna Turner, Mary Glaub and Bernadette Giehl. " Mother Is a Freshman " was a successful play presented by the seniors under the direction of Miss Helton. Betty Gries and Marvin Smith played the leading roles. On April 29 the juniors gave us a banquet and prom long to be remembered. Our class decided to present a program for the public by having " Senior night. " This event climaxed the all school Honors day program which was held in an. assembly. Senior awards and special recognition were given for outstanding achievements. May 26 was a great day for the seniors — graduation day. Students receiving scholastic honors were Doris Elbert and Betty Gries. Eighteen
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