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Nevada High School gained national recogni-
tion by Superintendent C. H. Jones' article con-
cerning the traditional Anti-Van party. Mr. Jones
presented the money from his Saturday Evening
Post article to the Youth Club for the purchase
of a television set. We are proud of the accom-
plishments of Nevada High School, and our pur-
pose is to record for you and "televise" our story
of 1952-1953 at Nevada High School, that it may
in future years give you many pleasant hours of
The Nevamo Staff
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Con ten ts
Just for fun
Cavalcade of Sports
Living and Learning
The Students , Creed
"I believe in honest work, in generous comradeship, in the courage of high
convictions. I believe in the inspiration that comes from contact with all that is
truest and best in books, in people, in life. I believe in loyalty to our high school,
the fostering mother of these ideals, and I pledge her my allegiance in all her
undertakings in all that will make her a stronger and nobler school."
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nolds, Linda Spillman and Una Killion
Row two-Mr. Dieker, Sponsorg Dave Catron, Mayorg Forest Nichols, Bob
Middleton, Bob Landes, Pat Jones and Mrs. Dieker, Sponsor.
Our parents lined up the best "ch0w."
The Royal Family makes
What goes here? Bruce is
Our "experts" demon-
strate the current rage-
the "Bunny Hopf'
Gee! Was that music
The "Wheel of Fortune" is spinning
for Bruce Bray.
Teachers discuss their "subjects and their subject matter."
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Football fans watch as the Lamar dummy goes up in
Janet gives out the glad tidings about the
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D. 0. Club
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All aboard for the hayride!
Joe Glenn Norris
Representatives to Girls' and Boys' Statei-Bob Neas, Janet Wray
Joel Magruder Jim Haubein, Bill Snyder, and Ronnie Richmond. ,
Each year the American Legion sponsors an oratorical contest. Require-
ments specify that the oi-ations must be original and about the Constitution
of the United States. The winner in Vernon County this year was
The local chapter of the D. A. R. presents a. medal for citizenship til a.
girl and to a boy from the Senior Class. The winners from the 1953 cass
were Joan Butler and Bob Neas. Joan was also selected to take the American
History test which is given to contestants throughout the state. The winner
of this statewide contest is given a one hundred dollar savings bond.
The Federated Women's Clubs qProgress Club, Domestic Science Club and
the Athenasj sponsor a student who is a representative to the Sophomore
Pilgrimage in Jefferson City. '1'he representative for this year was Donna
glue purpose of Boys' and Girls' States is to provide actual experience
in citizenship and government. Organizations which sponsor this opportunity
are: The American Legion, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Elks Club, and the
American Legion Auxiliary.
The Nevada representative to the National Student Council Convention
of 1952 was Bruce Smith. The convention was held in Evanston, Illinois.
Other important awards which are presented after the ppblication of
the NEVAMO are: the V. F. W. Award for Citizenship, the Elks Award for
Leadership, the State Farmers Award and the "N" Leadership Award.
In 1948 the Richardson Scholarship was established. This provides a five
year scholarship to the University of Missouri, and is presented to a worthy
member of the Senior Class by Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Richardson. This scholar-
ship, which is presented in May, has been received by Betty Mische, Joan
Weber, Doris McDowell, Carl Henman and Keith Waltz.
Representatives to the State Student Council Convention
Row one-Gary Thomas, Bob Neas and Phyllis Koehler.
Joan Butler Row two-Gene Morris, Ray Haynes, and Jim Householder. Bob Neas
Rota ri an
The busses always get us to school "on the dot."
Bikes provide a popular form of transportation.
Five Days Each Week
You can wear out so many pairs of shoes Just walking,
Pat Jones, Bill Snyder, Pat Linder and Bruce Smith pose ln
front of the entrance.
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K Al Holland talk things over by the bandstand.
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Etter, Sh1rley Adam, Pat Linder Z.. Una lsillion 3. Pat Adam 4. Pat Jones
5. Sandra Maxwell 6. Orville Wells, David Catron, Bob Middleton, Joel Magruder
7. Tigerettes with "Neosho" 8. Bill Hoffmann, Una Killion, Bob Steele, Bill Snyder,
Bob Holland 9. Ed Ruwart, "Pooch" Cooper, Ronnie Young, Kenny Westcoat 10. Jan-
, et Wray 11. The Commercial Club Christmas Party 12. Jerry Webster, Pat Linder,
Mona Berry, Tom Todd, Pat Jones 13. Barbara Etter, Bob Holland, Van Compton,
Tom Todd, Pat Linder, Una Killion 14. LeRoy Cunningham, Shirley High, Roger
Wyatt, Alma Bartholama, 'Jack Fast
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Neosho 7 0
Monett 6 0
Webb City 5 0
Nevada 3 0
Aurora A 3 0
Carthage 2 1
Lamar 1 0
Mt. Vernon 0 1
Nevada 12 Fort Scott 6
Nevada 0 Joplin 33
Nevada 7 Cassville 13
Nevada 33 Carthage 19
Nevada 6 Aurora 14
Nevada 0 Monett 19
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Nevada 21 Webb Citv 28
Nevada 6 Neosho 39
Nevada 20 Lamar 0
Raymond Harper Charles Anderson
Charles Gose Ted Long Jim Haubein Bernett Farnham
Guard Tackle Guard Tackle
Jerry Frizelle Bud Holmes Ronnie Richmond
End Tackle Back
Bob Middleton Forest Nichols Norman Kaul?
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Ronald Young Robert Hochstatter Carl Hendrix
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Junior High quad
ROW' ONE-Russell York, Billy Eason, Billy
Hayes, Skip Schiller, Marvin Hammontree and
Coach Whitlinger. ROW TWO-Bob Hammon-
tree, James Love, Dustin Norris, Winston Ogle,
and Bob Gowin. ROW THREE-Ray
Haynes, Jack Hendrix, Eddie Nelander,
Bill Belcher, and Wayne Anstine. ROW
FOUR-Lee Roy Cunningham, James
Collins, Jim Ebbs and Larry
Siebert. ROW FIVE-Floyd
Werst, Ralph Richardson,
Lonnie Lentz and Jack Car-
penter. ROW SIX-
Gene Morris, Lee Jen-
ner, Coach Rimmer, Bill
Sheehan, Jaye Dee Vi-
lott, and Lonzo Harper.
Row one - Bud Holmes, Bob Curley, Phillip Pierceall, Charles Anderson, Bernett Farnham, John Bridgeman, Ted Long, Carl
Hendrix, Forest Nichols, Tom Vanderford, Kenny Nunn, Bud Hutchinson, Gary Thomas, Alfred Keithley.
Row two - Assistant Coach, Jud Whitlinger, Jerry Frizelle, Ronnie Richmond, Ronald Young, Norman Kaup, Payid Grubps.
Raymond Harper, Paul Pettibon, Bill Hoffman, Bob Mlddleton, Jim Haubein, James Gonterman, Robert Hocnstatter, Charles
Gose, Jaye Dee Vilott, Gene Morris, Coach Gene R.mmer.
Row one - Scottie Harmon, Gary Thomas, Joe McKenzie. Bob Overton, Ray Ryan. Kenny Nunn, Coach Judson Whitlinger.
ROW W0 - Kelvin George. Howard wasteu, Barnett Farnham, Phillip Pierceaii, Bud Hutchinson, Jim Huff, Alfred Keithley,
Junior Bond, Joel Magruder.
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Schi er. A
Row two-Lonnie Lentz, Mary Haley, Butch Brantly, Norman Jones.
Row three-Robert Palmer, Janet Wray, Martha Pearse, Donna Logan, Janet
Row four-Don Adams, Ed Kerr, Russell Sadler, Bill Snyder, Tucky Kaup.
Right to Left
Row one Skip Schiller Bill Schiller Donna Logan Hayden Jackson, Hen
R ' ry Robegon, and Don ,Adains , y '
af Row two-Mr. Herbert Stelncross, Instructor, Ed Kerr, Janet Wray, Bill
Snyder, Robert Palmer, Mary Haley, Frank Woodfill, and Mr. Frank
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Row One-Ted Long, Jerry Frizelle, Bill Hoffmann, David Catton, Ronald Dahmer
J' I-I h lder and Bruce Smith. . . . .
lsgzv 'fxiagiill lirown, Romnie Young, Carl Hendrix, B111 Snyder, Rfmllle Richmond
and Coach Gene Rimmer.
Row One-Gary Thomas, Jim Huff, Forest Nichols, Bud Hutchinson, Bob Middleton, Lewis
Gonterman, and Jerry Hale.
Row Two-Bob Curl , Ch l And , K 1
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Earnest Shindler, Joe McKenzie and Paul Jen kinson,
Householder, John Haggard, and Coach
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Row One-Ray Haynes, Bill Thompson, Jack Spencer, Merlyn Haubein, Floyd Werst,
James Collins, and Robert Murray.
Row Two-Bill Schiller, Student Managerg Jim Burgess, J. D. Vilott, Lee Jenner, Gene
Morris, Russell Sadler, Bill Sheehan, Floyd Minor, and Lonnie Lentz.
Row One-David Drake, Larry Biles, Sonnie Caton, David Lukenbill, Lewin Brantley,
Marvin Hammontree, Tommy Runyan, and John Mann. . ' I
Row Two-Gary Hall, John Rickman, Wmston Ogle, Lee Roy Cunningham, Skip Schiller,
Larry Compton, Melvin Fanning, and L. J. Austin.
Row Ona-Eddie Nelander, Bob -Perrin, Dean Capps, LeRoy Burris, Jackie Nelson, Ro-
bert I-lammontree, Kent Hawkins, and Jerry Thomas.
Row Two-John Norris, Jim Ebbs, Jack Carpenter, Ralph Richardson, Gary Ewan, Larry
Selbert, Henry Robertson, and Jerry Welch.
Row 0118-Bill Sheehan, Jim C0lliDS, Willard Wyckoff, Jack Spencer, Merlyn Haubein, Arthur l-Iutson, Howard
Wastell, Maynard Thompson, Eddie Dulier, John Bridgeman, Forest Nichols, Kenny Nunn, Gus Thomas, Bob
Wiser, Jerry Frizelle, Wayne Anstine, Robert Murray, Lonnie Lentz, Earnest Shindler.
-El ' W 1 J 1 M ruder Arman Schwartz Jim Burgess Gene Morris -Jaye Dee Vilott Lee Jenner
gf,ouydtQl?erst,vJge Maclitnzig Bol?gNeas,,Ron Dahmer, Bo'b,Curley, Darrell Bobbett, Jim Huff, Morrfs McK1bben:
Ronnie Young, Ronnie Richmond, Norman Kaup, David Grubbs.
Row three-Gene Rimmer, Coach, Paul Jenkinson, Carl Hendrix, Bill Hoffman, Bill Snyder, Jim Householder,
Bob Landes, Bob Middleton, John Haggard, Earnest Swait, James Gonterman, Charles Anderson, Bruce Smith,
Junior Bond, Karl Householder, Judson Whitlinger, Coach.
Row one-Jackie Jarrett, Glenna I-lardin, Earlene Bell, Marilyn Etter, Ann
Jones, Phyllis Koehler, Masolyne Owens, Maralyne Owens.
Row two-Sue Rouse, Joanna Leonard, Donna Logan, Donna Bound, Shirley
McKee, Martha Miller, Janet Elmore, Ann Marshall, Kathy Dutton.
Row three-Joyce Young, Shirley Flint, Katherine Norman, Jeannie Brough-
ton, Carol Diehr, Janet Barton, Gail Jenner, Miss Blades.
Hinton. Swearingen, Ted Kachel, Bob Steele, Fred Teel, Bob Curley and
Jerry Webster, Associate Editorg Una Killion, Editorg Jack Hammer,
Pat Linder, Pat Jones, and John Van Hoy Sponsor.
Don Hebeler, and Willard Bond Circulation. Cloyd Robertson. Bruce
Smith, Advertisingg Dale Jenner. Sports
Bob Neas, Janie Hand, Ronald Ames, Lee Cooper, Van C0mDf0Il,
and Shirley McKee, Reporters.
Mrs. Rimmer, Sponsor. Bill Schiller, Bob Holland, Tom Todd, Manager
Janet Wray, Editorg Una Killion, Senior Editorg Bill Hoffmann,
Junior Editorg Bob Steele, Sophomore Editor and Bill Snyder,
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Joan Butler, Marlene Attebery, Typists, ,Janice Balk,
Margie Welch, Artists, and Jim Haubein, Photographer-
Row one - Joyce Bamesberger, Dorothy Westcoat, Marjorie Neas, Jerry Thomas,
David Lukenbill, Tommy Curtis. A
Row two - Pamela Meffert, Marilyn Crump, Janie Riggs, Susie Spillman, Patty
Keeny, Mr. Lechner, Sponsor.
Row three - Chris Owens, Jackie Spenser, Winston Ogle, Ray Haynes, Vice-Presi-
dent, Merlin Haubein, Skip Schiller.
Row four - Glenna Marie Hardin, Linda Spillman, Joyce Belcher, Reporter, Phyllis
Koehler, President, Janet Edwards.
Row five - Larry Siebert, Walter Sabourin, Gary Thurman, Gene Morris, Secre-
tary-Treasurer, Jimmy Ebbs.
Row 1-Kathy Hess, Se-cretaryg Sharon McCaffree. Barbara Williams, Earlene Bell,
Peggy Brown, Anne Woodfill, Marjorie Edson, Sue Etter, Jeanie Broughton, Donna
Logan, Janet Wray and Joan Butler
Row 2-Miss Radford, Sponsorg Jim Haubein, Ronnie Richmond, Vice-president,
Jerry Frizelle, Ron Dahmer, Treasurerg Bob Middleton, Forest Nichols, Bob Steele,
Gary Thomas, Bill Schiller and Bob Neas, President
Row 3-Bruce Smith, Bill Snyder, Karl Householder, Carl Hendrix, Gerald Shaffer
and Norman Kaup.
Council members not pictured are: Jim Householder, Cloyd Robertson, David
Catron, Patty Beisley, Carol Diehr and Ted Kachel.
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Row one - Miss Riggins, Co-Sponsor, LaVerne McClellan, Pat Adam, Kathy Hess,
Secretary, Barbara Etter, Mrs. Kornhaus, Co-Sponsor.
Row two - Donna Edwards, Janet Elmore, Vice-President, Lura Jean Wilson,
Margie Barnett, Mary Parsons, Sandra Maxwell.
Row three - Mary Catherine Garton, Dorothy Mesplay, Melba Emery, Dixie Eason,
Row four - Rosalie Needling, President, Joan Butler, Donna Bound, Becky
Alexander, Marlene Attebery, Treasurer.
Yell leaders - Suzy Spillman, Dorothy Westcoat, Donna Boyd, Joyce Belcher, Carol
Ford, Janie Teel, Carolyn Linder, Sponsors, Mrs. Kelthly and Mrs. Teel.
Officers - Carolyn White, President, Marilyn Morris, Vice-Presidentg Shirley
Holmes, Secretaryg Alma Bartholma, Treasurer, Nancy Harper, Program Chairmang
Mrs. Kime, Sponsor.
Sponsor, Mr. Mahaffeyg Eddie Norris, Secretaryg Donald Hebeler, Vice-President,
James Gonterman, Treasurer, Bob Hochstatter, President, Willard Bond, Sentinel.
Row me-Shirley Callison, Bob Iandes, Donna Doelling, Opal Compton.
Row two-Muriel Reeves, Beverly Crump, Melba Emery, Hazel Good,
W'llnla Smith, Steve Starr, Josephine Kiger, Jackie Jarrett. Club
Row three-Barb Will' Ed K , ' , , y
ara rams, err Marilyn Emery John Haggard
Foland, Ronald Demaree, Alma Bartholoma, ' ,
Patti Gardner Mrs.
The Nevada High School is unique in its annual presentation of the Christmas
portion of Handel's "Messiah" in that the entire production is done by students
enrolled in school. Three performances are given each Christmas season. In the
seven years the "Messiah" has been sung, over six hundred students have
experienced the joy of singing this magnificent masterpiece.
The vocal music department is under the direction of Mr. George Schlllninnf
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Row one-Bob Steele, BuElla Tally, Larry Wilhelmson, Maralyne Owens, Bob Landes.
Row two-Dorothy Fraley, Janet Barton, Masolyne Owens, Mona Berry, John Bridgeman, Doyle Co-
hick, George Rowland, Martha Pearse, and Arman Schwarz.
Row three-Sandra Moore, Jackie Nelson, Bruce Bray, Beverly Cooper, Janet McGlothlin, Janet Herd
David Thurman, John Haggard, Bob Curley, Bill Gowin, Dick Freeland, and David Catton.
Director Don Threikeld makes the band
members "live and love" their music.
Row one-Gary Thurman, John Norris, Harold Palmer, Suzanne Spillman, and Peggy Brown.
Row two-John Ayers, Ted Kachel, Jerry Glimpse, Richard Spencer, Glenna Hardin, Jimmie Hed-
ges, Sharon Yeokum, Joyceln Bailey, and Pam Meffert.
Row three-Earnest Swait, Kent Hawkins, Richard Rodieck, John DeGood, Lloyd Palmer, Lee Roy
Cunningham, Katherine Norman, Fred Teel, Bud Bray, and Bob Holland.
Row four-Robert Palmer, Sandy McGill, Sally Shaw, Bob Wiser, and Sandra Gumm.
The band presents the Christmas concert
with Loren Fox as Frosty and Ted
Kachel as Grandfather.
Row One-Carol Elliott, Sue Etter, Pauline Wooldridge, Bob Wiser, Phillip
Pierceall, Helen Oyler, and Ray Cooper
Row Two-Patty Gardner, Orville Wells, Miss Gregg, Director, Sue Williams,
Norma Beisley and Donna Karr
Row Three-Gordon Dooley, Gail Jenner, Shirley Flint, Paul Jenkinson,
and Ruth Stevens
Members of the cast who are not pictured are: Jackie Jarrett, Beverly Woods,
Anna Brock, Bill Hoffmann, Anne Woodfill, Bob Middleton, Ed Kerr, Sue
Sisson and Denver Baldwin, Sound Engineer
Donna Karr, Shirley Flint, Paul Jenkinson, Bob Wiser, Patty Gardner
Pauline Wooldridge and Carol Elliott,
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Helen Oyler, Bob Wiser, Ray Cooper, Phillip Pierceall, and Orville Wells
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Thousand Y ears,
Cloyd Robertson, Barbara Etter. Sandra Maxwell and Bruce Smith.
Row one-Pat Linder, Van Compton, Shirley McKee, Pat Adam, Barbara
Etter, Sandra Maxwell, Muriel Reeves and Hazel Good.
Row two-Dale Jemier, Betty Cavalier, Cloyd Robertson, Bill Snyder, Bob
Holland, Miss Gregg, Una Killion, Mona Berry, Bruce Smith, Janie Hand,
Martha Miller, Bob Neas and Helen Land.
Row one-Donald Sieberns, Lois Spangler, Joretta Fall, Deanna Cocke, Charlene Fox, Donna Houchin,
Alice Keithley, Nellie Swait, Martha Keithly, Carol Sewell, and Donna Murray.
Row two-Doris Overton, Billy Eason, Billy Hayes, Sandra Reynolds, Sondra Lawrance, Shirley Ne-
lander, Tommy Runyan, Billy Hickman, David Drake, Winston Ogle, lone Jenner, Lucille Shafer, Jerry
Thomas, Lewin Brantley.
Row three-Sammy Fine, Gene Bobbett, Herbert Ayers, Sally Estes, Lee Roy Burris, Dean Capps, Jackie
Swait, Dorothy Wescoat, Marilyn Crump, Skip.Schiller, Mary Cribbett, Gary Ewan, Loren Fox.
Members not pictured: Jane Teel and Mike Ferry. W
Row one-Robert Palmer,David Thurman,Ruth Stevens, Lloyd Palmer, Harold Palmer, Lee Roy Cun-
ningham, and Patti Gardner.
Row two-Pam Meffert, Dorothy Fraley, Bob Landes, Gary Thurman, Sharon Yeokum, Richard Spen-
cer, and Bob Holland.
Row three-Arman Schwarz, Shirley Callison, and David Catron.
Lwmy and Learning
Board of ducation
Mrs. Nelle Inwood
The election held on October 7,
1952 to form a reorganized school
district including Nevada, Milo,
and fifteen rural districts dis-
solved the former Nevada School
District established in 1871. The
formation of the new district re-
quired the election of a new six
member board which has the re-
C. H. Jones, J
Mrs. Ruth Weltmer
sponsibility of making available
to students the best in education.
A S500,000 bond proposal was
approved by the patrons Febru-
ary 24, 1953. This financial pro-
gram will provide an additional
building and. improvements to
the present buildings.
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Library, Study Hall
Junior High Home Economics
Mrs. Fritz Rombach, Second Vice-Presidentg Mrs. Theodore Griffin, Third Vice-Presidentg Mrs.
Everett Teel, Presidentg Mrs. Jack Swearingen, Secretary and Mrs. Dan Shaw, Hlstorlan. Mrs.
George Swearingen, Treasurer, is not pictured.
Carl Cox, James Henson, Harry Householder, Stanley Butner, Fred
Mealey and Fred Boyles.
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I. Neel are not pictured.
When the graduating class of 1953 entered high school, they elected these people
as their class officers, Donald Cox, President, Bill Brown, Vice-President, Bob
Holland, Secretaryg and Janet Wray, Treasurer. Mrs. Stanley Butner served as the
class sponsor. Early during this year the Freshman Class was awarded third place
in the ticket sale for the Junior Class Play. W. Garland Keithly came mto the
Nevada school system during this year. Blair Elementary School burned, and its
disappearance recalled many childhood memories for the Seniors of 1953. By the
time the students became accustomed to the routine of school, May arrived and they
Immediately after the beginning of the Sophomore school year they elected
the following people as their class officers: Bill Snyder, President, Bruce Smith,
Vice-Presidentg Janet Elmore, Secretary, and Ron Dahmer, Treasurer. Mrs. Gene
Rimmer served as sponsor of the class. Pat Adam and Ron Dahmer were selected
to represent the Sophomore Class as Queen and King candidates for the Nevamo that
yearg Ronnie Zaring and Margie Welch became candidates for the royalty of the
Anti-Van Party, and Barbara Williams and Sandra Maxwell were Sophomore pros-
pects for football queen that year. Barbara received the honor. When the returns
were in from the Junior ticket play contest, the Sophomores were given third place.
The following Sophomores were elected to probationary positions on the Honor
Society, Joan Butler, Dixie Eason, Janet Elmore, Bill Snyder and Janet Wray. The
first female mayor of the Youth Club, Janet Wray, was elected from the Sophomore
Class. In the last month of the year the members of the class began to think of
themselves as Juniors.
Bob Holland was elected to lead the class during the Junior year. Other offi-
cers were: Jim Haubein, Vice-President, Janet Elmore, Secretary, and Bob Neas,
Treasurer. Mrs. Rex Cherry and Mr. Robert Brown served as class sponsors that
year. Bob Neas and Barbara Etter were the Junior candidates for Anti-Van King
and Queen. The Junior Class play "Strictly Formal" was one of Nevada's best
dramatic productions. The Juniors won their own ticket sale by a very large per
cent. Martha Miller and "Tucky" Kaup were the Junior representatives for Nevamo
Queen and King. Janie Hand and Sandra Maxwell served as football queen candi-
dates. The Junior Class presented three one-act plays that year. The "South
Pacific" Prom, which the Juniors presented to the Seniors, was the high point of
the Juniors' year. Janet Wray and Tom Todd were named to serve as Editor and
Business Manager of the 1953 Nevamo. Bob Neas was elected as the President of
the Student Body. Bruce Smith was given the honor of representing Nevada at the
National Student Council Convention in Evanston, Illinois. The Junior year was
over, and the members of the class looked forward to becoming the "big wheels"
of the high school.
The Senior year will long be remembered. Patty ,Linder was named as the
all-school yell leader, and Janie Hand was chosen as the assistant. Jerry Frizelle
became President of the Senior Class of 1953. The other officers were: Jim Haubein,
Vice-President, Janet Elmore, Secretary, and Kathy Hess, Treasurer. Miss Elizabeth
Shaw and Mr. Lester Kesterson served as the Seniors' capable sponsors. Sandra
Maxwell wore the crown as queen of the Anti-Van Party. Bill Mann was elected to
lead the school's D. 0. Club. The homecoming was held in honor of David Grubbs,
who was seriously injured in an automobile wreck. Bob Holland and Barbara Etter
became King and Queen of the 1953 Nevamo. The Senior Class was awarded first
place in the Junior Class Play ticket sale. Una Killion and Jerry Webster held the
positions of editors of the Crimson and Gray. Joan Butler and Bob Neas were
selected as recipients of the D. A. R. Citizenship Awards. As the year came to a
close, many of the Seniors realized these high school years willalways be remem-
bered as some of the best years of their lives.
Pat Adam Stafford Agee Becky Alexander Ronald Ames
Marlene xAttebery Margie Barnett Sherman Beachner
Mona Berry Willard Bond Donna Bound Bill Brown
R0b0l't Bryan Joan Butler Betty Cavalier Bob Clinton
James Cooper Lee Cooper Van Compton
Pat Crouse Ronald Dahmer Pat Davenport Lois Dodge
Kathryn Dutton Dixie Eason Donna Edwards Janet Elmore
Melba Emery Barbara Etter Larry FOWICI'
Jerry Frizelle Mary C. Garton Hazel Good Wayne Greer
David Grubbs Jack Hammer Janie Hand Raymond Harper
Valma Harper Jim Haubein Donald Hebeler
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