Nathan Hale Ray High School - Nahara Yearbook (Moodus, CT)
- Class of 1950
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The life we have known is ending tonight,
A new era commences at dawn:
The first act of the play that we're
living is o'er,
And the curtain is now being drawn.
This is no time to reflect on the past,
On what was, or what could have been
Without even a pause we must hurry on,
The next act is about to begin.
We have been well-rehearsed for the
parts we're to play,
We should have little to fearg
But we're novices still, and the
setting is strange,
Now that we're actually here.
We step courageously onto the stage,
Full of hope, our heads held high,
Determined to work, to become a success,
Determined, at least, to try.
Nathan Hale, our Alma Mater,
We thy students proudly raise
This our song of true devotion,
This our song of grateful praise.
Knowledge gained within thy walls
Ever our true guide will be.
Many hours of earnest study,
Friendship, and joy have we spent in thee
Hail to thee, proud Alma Mater,
Fondest mem'ries in thee lie.
We salute thee Alma Mater
May thy spirit never die.
May thy fame grow ever greater,
And thy glory e'er increase.
Nathan Hale we'll love thee alwaysg
Our praise of thee shall never
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One early September morning in the year 1938, thirty-
'three little children, with blank expressions on their
faces, gazed up at the kind face of Mrs. Nichols. With
this bright day we began the first of our twelve years at
Nathan Hale. The roll call this year was as follows!
Rita Banchik, Herb Baron, Ronnie Bernstein, Dorothy Blas-
chik, Eleanor Bloch, Barbara Bragdon, Fred Boccardo, Faith
Dichter, Joseph Drenga, Donald Friedman, Ann Gat6S, Waltv
er Golet,Dorothy Graf, Lorraine Hordes, Thomas Horsefield,
Franklin Hotyckey, Frank Johnson, Helen Kmitek, Ernest
Lechner, William Manee, Joan McMullen, Jackie Ray, Theresa
Shea, Gene Soja, Marian Sternlieb, Leonard Swan, and Clif-
ford Walden. During this year we were quite lively and we
were 'always in some mischief. We could usually be found
standing in line in preparation for our walk to the prin-
cipal's office. For some reason or other, we got iust
half way over and then were given another chance to prove
had fun and many arguments. I think Joan McMullen
remember her hair pulling fights with all the girls
this year we met Walter Kostoss and Edward Goff and
Fred Boccordo, Faith Dichter, Donnie Friedman, Jackie
and Marian Sternlieb.
We entered third grade with a much smaller class
could be good. In that year, three of our members
. They were Rita Banchik, Dorothy Graf, and Helen
our second year we were greeted by Mrs. Thomas.
learning arithmetic and how to read and write, we
we had started with. Mrs. Graham, now Mrs. Peck, taught
correct penmanship along with our other studies. Judging
from some of our handwriting, most of us were asleep dur-
ing our penmanship classes. In this year we lost Lorraine
Hordes, but we gained, four new members, Barbara Knight,
Ernest VanCedarfield, Estelle Mager, and Norman Boardman.
In our fourth year we learned a great deal about an-
other subject, nature, from Mrs. Bohn. We lost William
Manee, but gained Jeanne Arnold, Charles Dickinson, Rose
DeCarlo, Nancy Baskin, Richard Cornwall, Julius Schwab,
Olin Usher, and Anna Minnock. During this year we also
had many amusing experiences. One of these was when Nor-
man Boardman was dowsed by a can of blue paint when Elean-
or Bloch chased him around the room.
The next year was our fifth. We were met by Mrs. Ban-
ner who taught us social studies. It was in this year
that we learned much about our country. During the year,
the class made a scrapbook which, alas, was burned in a
fire at ,the supervisor's office. Two new members joined
us, Dorothy Forester and Robert Hosking.
Sixth grade at lastl The half way mark! we were met
by Miss Kaminski, now Mrs. John Shanaghan. Norma Campbell
joined our class this year. We all learned to draw and
make linoleum blocks. We were now ready to take the im-
portant step into Junior High School.
Junior High at last! We entered the seventh grade
feeling quite grown-up and we all had a very independent
attitude. We were soon quieted by our homeroom teacher,
Mrs. MacDermott. In that year we gained one new member,
Milton Mager and lost Charlie Dickinson, Nancy Baskin, Ann
Gates, and Dorothy Forester. We deeply regret the news of
Dorothy's death due to an accident. The next year was our
eighth and Mr. Selvi tried to teach us a little about for-
eign languages. This was also the year when we planned
our courses for high school. This year we lost Milton
Mager, Ernest VanCedarfield, and Olin Usher.
Freshman Yearl Now was the time to plan our courses
according to what we wished to do upon leaving high school
Coach Ted Janiga was our homeroom teacher. Sid Daniels,
Ann Shugrue, Dick Spencer, and Bob Tilden joined us this
year, while we lost Clifford Walden, Leonard Swan, Jeanne
Arnold, 'Barbara Knight, Walter Kostoss, and Edward Goff.
Our class officers for our first year in high were: Pres-
ident, George Geerg Vice President, Tom Horsefieldg Sec-
retary, Prank Johnsong Treasurer,.Norman Boardman, Council
Members, Rose DeCarlo and Franklin Hotyckey. By this time
our class had the reputation of being the noisiest class
in the school. This was the year for us to be initiated.
The girls wore dungarees, men's pajamas and carried books
in yburlap bags. The boys wore dresses, make-up and wom-
en's stockings. Some of us did not like this treatment
but we would soon have our chance for revenge.
Now that all-important Sophomore year was upon us.
Under the competent guidance of Mrs. Smith, we chose our
class colors, red and white: our class flower, white roseg
and our motto: nwhat You Are To BS, You Are Now Becoming.n
We elected the following officers: President, Ann Shugrue,
Vice President, George Geerg Secretary, Theresa Shea,
TPGHSUPSP, Frank Johnson, and Council Members, Eleanor
Bloch and Steven Shumbo. This was the year Dick Cornwall
and Ulie Nygren had a compass throwing tournament and we
were all wondreing how the erasers got into the goldfish
bowl. This year we held our first big event, the SophcL
more Hoo. The auditorium was decorated in red and white.
Due to bad weather, the dance was postponed for one night
but it was still the best nhopn ever held in this school.
Our class was decreased this year by the loss of Sid Dan-
iels and Rose DeCarlo while but one person, Ulie Nygren
We entered our Junior year with Miss Arnold, now Mrs.
Kabara, as our homeroom teacher. We commenced by electing
our class officers: President, George Geer, Vice Presi-
dent, Joe, Drenga, Secretary, Theresa Shea, Treasurer, Mel-
vin Mitteldorf, Council Members, Dorothy Blaschik and Er-
nest Lechner. We held our Junior Prom which was a great
success. We think we had the largest attendance in years.
The auditorium was decorated with pastel crepe paper. This
was also our chance to initiate the Freshman Class. We
almost didn't have an initiation because of the thorough
job done by the class before us. In our Junior year we
lost Dick Cornwall and Melvin Mitteldorf. Ann Shugrue be-
came treasurer when Melvin left.
At long last we entered the 'senior year under the
guidance of Mr. Kozak. We elected the following officers:
President, George Ceer, Vice President, Frank Johnson,
Secretary, Theresa Shea, Treasurer, Ann Shugrue, and Coun-
cil Members, Eleanor Bloch and Walter Golet. We immedi-
ately began to raise money for our class trip by selling
cards, giving dinners, and the play NMy Sister Eileen.
This year we lost Tom Horsefield.
On April 214, we left for Washington, D. C. to spend
four days on our long-awaited class trip. Our chaperones
were Miss Geber and Mr. Shoag. The trip was enjoyed by
everyone and we will especially remember the tiring climb
up the steps of the Washington Monument. We also observed
many of the important buildings such as the Capitol, Ann-
apolis, Maryland, U. S. Naval Academy, U. S. Supreme Court,
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Pan-Amerkmn Union, Acad-
emy of Science, the Congressional Library, Lincoln Memor-
ial and Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery
and Mt. Vernon, Virginia.
After tonight a new world is opened to us. For some
of us it will be college, for others it will be work in
some field we like. We now will leave our school, to en-
ter the world of adults.
Ellen Klosowicz Joseph Drenga
HThis is Joe Drenga on 'Take It Or Leave Itl' Our
last contestant just won 36h, and now here comes our next
contestant up to the microphone, and she looks very fam-
iliar. What is your name, please?H
nNot the Ellen Klosowicz from Moodus, Connecticut
and the Nathan Hale-Ray High School, Class of 1950?
NOne and the same.n
HI hope you'll excuse me for not recognizing you
Ellen, but you have changed since we last saw each other.n
nYou have too, Joe, but that's understandable for it
was at our graduation, over five years ago, that we last
nls it that long? Five years? It seems like only
yesterday. And what are you doing, Ellen?n
nI'm employed as a secretary by American Airlines.n
nAnd do you like your job?n
nVery much. It's a good job?n
nThat's fine. You know it's been so long since I
last saw you that I'm going to give you 36h and spend the
next ten minutes talking with you about our ex-classmates.
Is that all right with you?N
After all, all they can do is fire me. And what
have you heard of our former classmates?n
'Quite a bit, Joe. You see, I'm just returning to
my job from a two weeks'vacation back home and I did a
little checking on how our classmates of five years back
nAnd I'll bet they're doing fine.n
HThey really are. As a matter of fact, four of the
girls from our graduating class now have regular teaching
jobs at high schools in New England.n
.nThat's very good to hear Ellen and the four are--?n
nDorothy Blaschik, Theresa Shea, Eleanor Bloch, and
our out of twenty. If my memory serves me right,
that means one-fifth of our class is right back where they
Were five Years afO. in high school.n
Nles, they are, but now they're collecting papers
instead of handing them in, and probably glad of it.n
nl know that Estelle is working as a stenographer and
typist in New Britain, Connecticut, but I'm afraid I have-
n't heard anything of Dot, Terry, Eleanor, or Barbara.n
nWell, Dot is teaching in Hartford. Terry and El-
eanor are both teaching commercial subjects--Terry at a
high school in Massachusetts and Eleanor at a school in
New London, Connecticut.n
nAnd Barbara? Didn't she plan to be a girls' physi-
cal education instructor?n
nYes, she did, Joe, and she is, at a Vermont high
school. I saw her a few months ago, and she told me they
have a very nice softball field for the girls, at the
HI hope the school has a good supply of softballs,
because when Barbara starts showing the girls how, she
will probably hit the balls so far they will never see
uShe can really hit, can't she?n
nShe certainly can. And speaking of being able to
hit,n Sonny Golet has been playing good ball with the Red
UYes, he has.' He's hitting over .BMO and the season
is just half over. They tell me he may get the nRookie of
the Yearn award for the good ball he has been playing
since the Sox put him at second base.n
nHave you seen anything of Norman Boardman?n
HYes, I saw him on my vacation. He is a head sales-
man for an insurance company, and has a beautiful 1955
yellow Buick convertible.n
UI'll bet he makes a good salesman.n
NI'll say he does. I spoke to him for only fifteen
minutes and he sold me a policy. By the way, Joe, how
long has it been since you were home Iast?N
nOver three years, why?n
Nwell, you have a surprise coming when you do get
home. You know Bernstein's Plumbing Shop? Well, Ronnie
and his father have converted it into a factory producing
WThat sounds good. Did you see Ronnie?H
UNO, at the time of my vacation he was in Chicago
discussing a contract with a plumbing concern.n
VIf I know Ronnie, he'll get the contract.n
nRonnie's father showed me a letter Ronnie received
from Erny Lechner.n
NI hear Erny likes the Coast Guard.u
nSo he says in his letters.n
I got a letter from Gene Soja two days ago.n
nGene has been making quite a name for himself and do
ing illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post.n
HCritics say he'll go a long way in art.n
nGeorge Geer had a good year with the New York Knick-
erbockers basketball team.H
nwell, fairly good. Poor George, he only averaged 27
points a game.n
UMaybe he'll do better next year.n
nMaybe. They tell me Anna Minnock is head nurse at
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Mary1and.H
nYes, she is. Did you know that Ann Shugrue is at
Johns Hopkins also? She is on the staff there.n
nIt's nice to know that Ann and Anna are still to-
gether. They were almost inseparable in school.n
By the way,have you heard anything of Frank Johnson,
Billy Heidtmann or Franklyn Hotyckey?n
HI saw Frank just two weeks ago. He was in New Ybrk
ordering some farm machinery. You see, Franklyn, Billy,
and Frank pooled what money they were able to make in the
last four years and bought a fifteen hundred acre farm in
xThey always planned to farm for a career, didn't
nYes, and Frank said this is what they had always
HI know they'll make good.n
HI see by the papers that Dick Spencer is bringing
his three-ring circus into Madison Square Garden here in
nDick has been touring the United States for quite
some time. He did a great job of building his carnival
into a circus. He has a great show and is in constant de-
mand in every state.n
NHave you heard anything of Joan McMullen? The last
I heard she was doing further studying in chemistry.H
uJoan has worked her way to the point where she is
now a chemist in the laboratory for the Rexall Corporation
NKnowing Joan's ability in chemistry, I don't think
the Rexall Corporation will have to worry about her blow-
ing up the place.u
nI'm sure they won't.n
nWe1l,I see by our studio clock that I have only five
minutes more on the air and we still have a commercial to
nlt has really been fun talking with you about our
old classmates Joe.n
EI enjoyed it, Ellen, and I want to thank you very
xThank you, Joe, and I hope we will meet again, very
USO-do I, Ellen. Good night.n
QHST WILL Qu TESTHMENT
The Class of 1950 of the Nathan Hale-Ray School in
Moodus, Connecticut, being of sound mind, have called you
together upon this special occasion to listen to our Last
Will and Testament.
To our Principal and members of the faculty we leave
our many thanks for the splendid guidance given us and the
hope for a more cooperative group of students next year.
We bequeath to the Junior Class the honor of being
seniors, and give all the responsibilities, privileges,
and distinctions which we have heretofore enjoyed.
Eleanor Blochlhaves her freckles to Martha Horsefield
whofhas the magic formula for that school-girl complexion.
George Geer wills his height to Franklyn Ziobron and
to some capable junior the job of- the presidency of the
Estelle Mager leaves her interest in baseball games
to George Erenga. We sometimes wonder if her interest is
in the game or in the players.
Gene Soja leaves his art ability to his brother.
Don't spend all your time drawing, Bobby.
Ellen Klosowicz, who is thriHed to be through, leaves
nWaltu, her constant attendant, but we ask, to whom?
Myron Bernstein wills his Buick to Mr. Cady. Nice
trade, aye, Mr. Cady?
Ann Shugrue, after careful consideration, wills that
all her superior marks be divided among any underclassman
who feel they need them.
Frank Johnson requests that George Neudecker take his
place in opening the doors for his fellow students.
LAST WILL Q4 TESTHMENT
Dot Blaschik graciously wills her smile and blonde
hair to Babe Snell.
Ernest Lechner leaves his Model A to anyone who can
afford to run It.
Anna Minnock leaves her love for knitting and sewing
to Joannle Schur.
Bill Heidtmann who has thought and thought finally
has declded that he,will just leave. ,
Terry Shea wills to someone who likes a busy life,
her a ty to get elected to committees of various organ-
Franklyn Hotyckey leaves his speed and his knack of
getting into trouble to Fred Berner.
Joan McMullen leaves her position as head cheerleader
to the juniors to fight over.
Dick Spencer wills his ability to skip classes without
getting caught to Wiley Valley.
Joe Drenga wills to Barney Dombrowski his flirtatious
methods an h1s popularity with his fellow students.
Barbara Bra don wills her catcher's position to her
sister. Watch out for the black-eyes, Louise.
Sonny Golet wills his pitching ability to any under-
classman who thinks he can do the job.
Norman Boardman wills his acting ability to Bea Lie-
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Signed and sealed this twenty-first day of June, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty by the
Class of 1950 of the Nathan Hale-Ray School in Moodus,
Witnesses: Barbara Bragdon
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Barbara Gene Dot Boardie Mac Dick
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R is for Ronnie
As plain as can be
B is for Bernstein
A business man he'll be!
D is for Dorothy
Tall, blonde, and carefree
B is for Blaschik
An English teacher we'll see!
Eleanor's name starts with E
We've voted her cute as can be
B is for Bloch--her last name you
Good luck to the students she'll keep in tow!
N is for Norman
The same as his dad in all probability
B is for Boardman
A lawyer he'll be!
B is for Barbara
The gal's quite a clown
B is for Bragdon
Who certainly socks that ball around!
J is for Joe
Our most popular boy
His last name is Drenga
To the girls he's a joy!
Also for Geer
Of being short
He has no fear!
W is for Walter
But we call him nSonnyn
G is for Golet
In a sailor suit, he'll make
Tall and thin
H is for Heidtmann
We know you'll like him!
F is for Franklin
Called nBul1' by his pals
H is for Hotydkey
Called handsome by the gals!
F is for Frank
President of the F. F. A.
J is for Johnson
Who travels in his quiet wayl
E is for Ellen
As noisy as can be
K is for Klosowicz
A stewardess she will bel
E is for Ernie
Now he rides a Model T
L is for Lechner
Who will sail the Seven Seasl
E is for Estelle
She has a lot of friends
M is for Mager
Who will be a secretary in the endl
J is for Joan
An actress she should be
M is for McMullen
A pharmacist we'll seel
A is for Anna
Who'l1 wear a uniform of white
M is for Minnock
We know she'll be all rightl
T is for Terry
A commercial teacher to be
S is for Shea
Who'll get far with that personalityl
A is for Ann
As quiet as can be
S is for Shugrue
A social worker she'll bel
G is for Gene
The girls know him well
S is for Soja
As an artist he excelsl
D is for Dick
The world he wishes to see
S is for Spencer
A sailor he'll bel
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The Freshman Class members were initiated on Friday,
October lh, 1950 by the Junior Class in the Nathan Hale
The boys had to wear a crown of flowers
earrings, bracelets, necklaces and a lot of
a suit the boys wore two burlap bags, with
arms and feet. On the left foot was worn a
per and on the right foot, a hip boot. Sticking in their
ears were Kleenex. All the boys were required to carry
a lunch box with cookies, candy and other sweets.
The girls were divided into two groups. The first
group had to wear a costume of a little boy on his first
day at school,which consisted of short pants, short sleeve
shirt, men's working shoes, and a big bow tie around their
neck. They had to carry big lollipops and talk baby talk.
The second group had to wear the costume of a girl in
the nGay Nineties,n which consisted of a long, old dress
with a ribbon sash worn as a low waisted belt, carry an
umbrella opened as a parasol, wear a great deal of costume
jewelry and men's work shoes.
All girls had to wear dark sunglasses, no make-up,
carry an unlit candle and wear their hair the usual way.
The girls had to have an extra large comb and when they
saw a junior they had to comb their hair over their faces
and say, HI am the first lady of the land. I have the
right to wear my hair over my face.n
George Drenga and Theresa Sypega were chosen nMiss
and Mr. Nathan Hale of l953.u That night at the Freshman
Reception, George Drenga and Theresa Sypega gave speeches
on why all freshmen like the Ugreat Juniors.n
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SOPHOMORE CLASS T
On December 2, 19Lt9, from 8:30 until l2!3O,- the
Sophomore Class, as a result of many months of hard and
earnest labor by the various committee members and the en-
tire class, held the annual "Hop".
The class officers CSally Gelston, Wiley Valley, Mar-
tha Horsefield, Gerry Roelantsb led the couples in the
The record crowd danced to music by "Miles Booth and
His Serenadersn under a sky of red and white crepe paper
and was served punch and copkies during intermission.
The patrons and patronesses for the evening were
Mrs. MacDermott, Mrs. Valley, Mrs. Gelston and Mr. and Mra
Another high light of the Sophomore year was the long
awaited purchasing of class rings. After much discussion
and controversy, the class decided on a square shaped ring.
The class had their preferences as to size of square and
type of stone.
In October of 19h8, the present Junior Class was in-
itiated by the Class of 'LQ with such enthusiasm that
one believed that there would ever be another initiationl
In November, 19n8, we, now being Sophomores, chose our
class rings. Then a little later, with some difficulty
we chose our motto, nln Ourselves Our Future Liesn' our
floger, the carnationg and our class colors of green and
To be different, as this class is known to be, our
decorations for the annual nhopn were not the usual crepe
paper style but gave the effect of a ncity skyline at
night,n and as it stated in the local paper the following
night, Uthose who attended, danced under a sky of brill-
Henry Miller,leader of our orchestra for the evening,
was a good musician, but it seemed that the skyline gave
him aid his orchestra the feeling of being closed in and
in need of the fresh air away from the city, for instead
of playing for a
goes, He played
still had a good
Now here we
to go--this year
half hour and utaking ten as the saying
ten and took the half hour. Oh well, we
are Juniors, with only a year and a half
we had quite an initiation for the Class
of '53 and our reception--we can't boast, but we may say
that we ho a everyone had as much fun as the Juniors and
Now we are making plans for our Prom, and as usual,
they are going to be quite different,and we believe a suc-
cessful affairlis inevitable.
But enough about us! We, the Class of '51 want to ex'
press our sincerest best wishes to the Class of 1950-
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Beaten but three times out of eleven regularly sched-
uled games, the l9h9 Nathan Hale-Ray baseball team once a-
gain showed its power on the diamond by ending the season
in the second wosition. Comprised of a number of fine
players and supported by a host of able reserves,the team,
under the experienced supervision of Coach Barney Levine,
was strong in defeat as well as in victory.
It possessed a strong defensive infield and had about
the fleetest trio of outfielders in its league. At the
plate, the team showed a powerful array of hitters. These
hitters plus the outfield and infield combined with the
Ein? battery produced a smooth-running team that was hard
o ea .
There was little doubt in the strength of the team
when you considered its record. Starting off on the wrong
foot, Hale-Ray lost their initial contest to Durham, 7-2.
After losing the first, the team bounced to win four
straight, downing Old Lyme, 9-S3 Morgan, 7-35 Chester,
8-23 and Essex, 17-12. The two games were heart-breaking
defeats, to Deep River, 2-1 and to Guilford, 3-2. However,
snapping out of the losing column the boys went on to win
the remaining four games, Madison 15-O3 Saybrook 12-13
Colchester 8-7 aid Portland 7-5.
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The following were the members of the l9h9-EO girls'
softball team: Regina Kromish, Evelyn Ziobron, Barbara
Bragdon, Ruth Zeleny, Dorothy Kostoss, Estelle Mager,
Gloria Rutty, Virginia Faircloth, Shirley Walden, Janet
Kliok, Grace Luther, Doris and Nancy Heidtmann and Mary
Kopera. The team was coached by Mr. Emery Blanchard,
the manager was Theresa Shea.
The scores of the games were as follows: Nathan Hale-
Ray 21, Saybrook 23 Deep River 20, Nathan Hale-Ray lhg
Pratt of Essex 17, Nathan Hale-Ray 65 Old Lyme ll, Nathan
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F Regina Kromish, Evelyn Ziobron, Shirley Walden and
Mary Kopera were graduated. This year's team will be built
around Barbara Bragdon, a senior, and Ruth Zeleny, a jun-
The supposed dark-horse of the l9h9 Shore Line League
in soccer, the Nathan Hale-Ray Schoo1's team, took over
second place, missing top position by only half a game.
The team displayed a record of four wins, three ties, and
one loss in the regular season. Entering the State
Tournaments, they were defeated in a heartbreaking 1-O
game against Bloomfield.
Coach Levine had only four returning lettermen around
whom to build his team, three Seniors and a Junior: but
using the available material, he shaped up his! tough
combine of eleven men.
The scores in the regular season were the following:
Nathan Hale vs. Saybrook l-1, l-O3 Nathan Hale vs.
Pratt O-3, 3-33 Nathan Hale vs. Old Lyme 2-O, 2-03 Nathan
Hale vs. Deep River l-1, 1-O.
The Nathan Hale-Ray Sohool's basketball team with only
two returning lettermen, has a ,record of five wins
and eleven losses for the l9lp9-50 season. There were
five seniors on the first ten: Soja, Golet, Geer, Drenga,
and Hotyckey, the first three of whom played regularly.
Eugene Soja, guard and forward, dropped in 83 points
for an average of 5.5 points per gameg Walter Goletplayf
ed guard and hit the hoops for 55 points, an average of
3.h points per game, and George Geer played center and
tossed in 185 points for an average of 13.2 points per
Other outstanding players were William Hill, a fresh-
man wno played regular ball as a forward, tossing ig bl5i
points for an average of 10 points per game' and- o er
Robida, a Junior, played guard ad dropped in,5h points for
a 3.3 average per game.
Mr. Bernard Levine returns for his third year as
coach next year with three returning lettermen.
The SCOPGS were as follpwsr Nathan Haler12, Saybrook
295 Nathan Hale UO, Ghnton 593 Nathan Hale 295 Madison M554
Mithan Hale 25, Colchester 395 Nathan Hale 385 Poniand M33
Eathan Hale 28, Pratgl M93 Nathan Hale 26, Madison f53
'athan Hale 37, Durham 1' Nathan Hale 61 Lebanon 12'
Nathan Hale 35, Guilford, M23 Nathan Hale 50, Colchester
533 Nathan Hale 115, Old Lyme 395 Nathan Hale 1, Lebanon
55 Nathan Hale 37, Deep River 313 Nathan Hale 1, Clinton
83 Nathan Hale 29, Saybrook 53.
The Junior Varsity Cheerleaders, from left to right,
are: Adrianne Klapper, eighth gradeg Audrey McMullen,
eighth gradeg Anne McMullen, eighth gradeg and Captain
Gloria Rutty, sonhomore.
Each year tryouts are held, and a Junior Varsity Squad
is chosen by the senior cheerleaders and some of the fac-
From this junior squad, Anne and Audrey McMullen were
selected to become senior varsity cheerleaders.
The Senior Varsity Cheerleaders, from left to right,
are: Joan Schur, juniorg Priscilla Fielding, freshmang
Roberta Greenberg, sophomoreg Elsie Talbot, freshmang
Ruth Zeleny, junior: and Captain Joan MoMullen, senior.
The Nathan Hale cheering squad was first organized by
Mrs. Verne F. Smith, about fifteen years ago.
The Senior Varsity Squad cheers for the soccer team,
and thevvarsity basketball team. New senior cheerleaders
are chosen from the Junior Varsity Squad.
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