Nooksack Valley High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Nooksack, WA)
- Class of 1955
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THE. 1955 PIONEER
OOKSACK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
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Asst. Business Mgr.
Freshman Editor E
JQAN STUURMANS Activities Editor , E ARLENE DIGERNESS
LINDA BRUN5 Music Editor ., HARRIET NIELSEN
H STAN LQREEN Social Editor , Y VALERIE LOCHBAUM
DICK MIADES Sports Editor , , ,, BUD CASE
SHIRLEY GREEN Photographers ,, , , JANET WITMAN
JQANNE MEECE ARLA BELLE THOMPSON
H JUDY WESSELL Art Editor , DIXON OSTROM
CARQLE PQRTER Typist ,sss...,s,,s.. , ss., , ,,..,, , CARYL EIENE
Advisor , , , MR. ALVIN E. THORNTON
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The doors through which we pass . . . the
corridors . . . the minutes of sociabilities before
class . . . the class rooms . . . youth coming and
going . . .
The purpose of this i955 edition of the
Pioneer is to record the deeds ot the boys and
girls, who for the past year, embodied the spirit
of Nooksack Valley High School. In the years to
come, this yearbook will keep alive the memories
gathered during the undergraduate days. The
future years will bring new faces and changes to
the school scene, but there shall be for us this
record of the friends we knew, the things we
did, and the memories that are still dear to us.
Our beloved N.V.H.S. that has seen many come
and go, stands solidly as the Seniors of each year
pass through all too quickly.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Caiendar ss T 90
To you, Mr. Edgar Stonehouse, for your undying effort, wonderful personality and understand
ing, your readiness to help students at all times, and your superior teaching ability, we dedi
cate this annual as a symbol of gratitude.
As beautiful scenery inspires us JOAN STUURMANSI Editor
So are we inspired at school LINDA BRUNS, Assr.Ediror
By words and deeds of our leaders
Who help us follow The rule.
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The Board ot Education has aI-
ways worked hard for the better-
ment of our school systern. They
worked even harder this past
year with the new school pro'
gram. Our Board of Education is
never "bored with education."
THE SUPERINTENDENT AND DIRECTORS OPEN BIDS FOR THE NEW SCHOOL
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MANDEL HILDE, Principal
Congratulations to the Class of '55!
Now that you have completed your high school educa-
tion, I offer my congratulations and very best wishes to
each and every one of you
I know that Nooksack Valley High School will always
be proud that your names are listed among its graduates.
Our hope is that this school has played an important part
in preparing you for a fuller and better adult life.
May your future be bright and successful with a life
of happiness and satisfaction, I know that I speak for
myself and the entire staff in offering you these wishes
for the future.
GARLAND DUVALL, Superintendent
Students of Nooksack Valley High School:
"When you care enough to send the very best" is a
well known advertising slogan, and such a slogan seems
to have been adopted by the Nooksack Valley School
The people in this community are building a new high
school because they care enough that you have the very
best opportunity for a good education. It is their wish
that you have the best, and it is your obligation to see
that you make the best of the opportunity you have,
May you care enough to do your very best.
PLANNING FOR NEW FURNITURE
THEY TEACH THE 3 R'S . . .
Wn. Col. of Educ., BA.-Physical Educ.,
Art, History, Journalism-Booster, Football
and Track Coach, Lettermen's Club.
Univ. of Wash., B.A.-Home Economics,
Related Science-Future Homemaker: of
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State Col, of Wn., B.A.-Science-Science
Club, Ushers' Club, Freshman Class Ad
Manchester College, N. Manchester lnd
A.B.-Mathematics-Junior Class Advisor
Mrs. Albert shows Mrs.
Svidran what the girls, such
as Lynn Johnson, have
been doing in Home Eco-
The guidance of these
two teachers will be missed
as they leave N.V.H.S.
PLUS MANY OTHER THINGS.
EDGAR STONEHOUSE ALVIN THORNTON
Univ. of Wash., A.B.-SocialS1udies, Eng- Univ. of Wash., B.S.g And two years
lish-Dramatics Club, Torch Club, Sopho- Grad. Work-Commercial-Business Club,
more Class Advisor, Yearbook, Teacher Secretaries Club.
BURTON WELLS THYRA SVIDRAN
Pacific Lutheran., B,A.-Physical Education W. Wn. Col. of Educ., B.A.-Physical Edu-
-Baskefball and Baseball Coach, Leher- cation-English, Library Girls' Club.
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Science Club builds This j b
replica of if. Here Mr. Lam-
bert is inspecting The work
of chief engineer, Ernie Hil- . '
MANDEL HILDE, Principal
Mayville Stale Teachers Col., Minot State
Teachers Col., W. Wn. Col. of Educ., B.A.,
M,A.-Drivers Training-Student Council,
Senior Class Advisor.
Brigham Young Univ., B.A.p Na1'I
of Mexico-Spanish, English-Class
High School Secretary
OFFICE ASSISTANTS PERFORM MANY SERVICES
J, The office workers spend one hour a day assisting Mrs. Sornberger in the principaI's office. These girls type,
FT work on records, and do many ofthe duties tha.: are necessary to keep a school operating. They are well on
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OFFICE ASSISTANTS-STANDING: Joan Stuurrnans, Lynn Johnson, Arlyn Gwen DeYoung, Caryl Eiene, Janet W'
Witman. SEATED: Mrs. Mary Sornberger. ,Q ' , .
MRS. SVIDRAN Superinl'enden'l"s Secretary
' mm' OUR LIBRARIANS WORKED HARD
I Student librarians spend an hour a day on their job. They check out books for students, keep the shelves
in order and are generally responsible forthe library. This literary experience will help them in later years.
2 LIBRARIANS: Virginia Stacey, Carol Sprague, Barbara Osgoodby, Henrietta Bos, Mrs. Svidran, Librarian, Janet
Witman, Bud Case, Dixon Ostrom.
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THEY DROVE SAFELY
A school bus operator has to be more than lust a good driver. He should be friendly, intelligent, and a
good disciplinarian. All our drivers have these qualifications. They are to be commended for getting us
safely to school each morning.
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STANDING: Doug Bisset, Virginia Porter, Joanne Meece, Jerry Loreen, Joanne Bannerman, Gene Horn,
Phyllis McDowell, Carl Muhr. SEATED: Glenn Walker, Mary Ann Top, David Schweigert, Mr. Hilde,
Advisorp Arlyn Gwen DeYoung.
THEY SAY-TO DO OR NOT TO DO
A boy and girl representative from each of the four classes plus the student-
body officers make up the student council. This form of student government
meets regularly throughout the school year.
Agreeing to pay for half the cost of leveling the athletic field, contributing
S500 to the band uniform fund and paying for other essential items for the
school were some of the money matters attended to by last years council.
They also visited Mt. Baker High School for Student Exchange Day and brought
back some useful information. Under the competent advice of Mr. Hilde they
promote the schooI's welfare.
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The startled buck is swift
As are our years at Nooksack
We go from class to class
Hardly pausing to look back.
Norm is known for his friendly grin, in football he helped our
team to win.
Football l, 2, 3, 4, Annual Staff 2, 3, Basketball l, Class Play l,
Chorus 2, 3, 4, Boys' Chorus 2, 3, 4, Pep Club 4, Booster Staff
4, Ski Club 3, Letterman's Club 4.
By various ways, as you have found, she lets you know she is
Activities Award, Perfect Attendance l, Girls' Ensemble l, 2, 3, 4,
Torch Club l, 2, 3, 4, Accompanist 1, 2, 3, 4, Variety Show l,
3, 4, Class Play l, 3, 4, Annual Staff 2, Pep Club l, 2, 3, 4,
Band l, 2, 3, FHA 2, 3, 4, Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Operetta 1, 2, Dra-
Whether throwing balls or catching passes, he gets sweet looks
from all the lasses.
Football 2, 3, 4, Baseball 3, Band l, 2, 3, Class President 4, Class
Vice President 3, Letterman's Club 4.
ARLYN GWEN DEYOUNG
This kid doesn't ever miss a trick, she makes a decision, she makes
Citizenship Award, DAR Award, Faculty Speaker of Commencement,
Perfect Attendance 2, Library 2, Office 3, 4, ASB Secretary 3, ASB
Treasurer 4, Class Play 3, 4, Student Council 3, 4, Business Club 3,
4, Business Club Vice President 4, Ticket Taker 3, 4, Torch Club 2,
3, 4, Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, FHA 2, Girls' Chorus l.
Because he's quiet, he's no jerk. li's iust that genius is at work.
Entered from Missouri l, Activities Award, Football 2, 3, 4, Booster
Editor 4, Annual Staff 4, Librarian 4, Letterman's Club President 4,
Letterman's Club 4, Student Council 3, Movie Operator 3, 4, Ticket
Taker 2, 3, Business Club 4.
"Henri" is a girl athlete. Lots of talent, very neat.
Librarian 4, Pionaires 2, 4, Class Play l, 3, Ushers' Club 2, 3, 4,
Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, FHA 2, 3, Torch Club I, 2, Pep Club I, 2, 3, 4,
Girls' Chorus l, 2, 4, Dramatics 3, Secretaries Club 4.
Dwight, we know, is full of fun, he's not a lonely one.
Entered from Granger 4, Football 4, FFA 4, Booster Staff 4, Variety
Show 4, Business Club 4, Letterman's Club 4, Pep Club 4.
Disposition A-1, good girl, swell fun.
Perfect Attendance 2, ASB Yell Leader 3, Pionaires 4, Ushers' Club
2, 3, 4, Girls' Club Secretary-Treasurer 3, Chorus l, 2, 3, 4,
Business Club 3, 4, Annual Staff 4, Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Ski Club
3, Office 4, Variety Show 4, Secretaries Club.
From motor bike to pick-up truck, it seems this kid has all the luck.
Annual Staff 2, 3, Movie Operator l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus l, 2, 3, 4,
Stage Manager I, 4, Boys' Chorus 2, 3, Business Club 4.
She is quiet in her way, but words of wisdom she does say.
Entered from Lynden 3, Chorus 3, Booster Staff 4, Business Club 4,
Secretaries Club 4.
Dick is a boy athlete who's very nimble on his feet.
Athletic Award, Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Baseball I, 2, 3, 4, Football
l, 2, 3, 4, FFA 1, Class Vice President 4, Letterrnan's Club 4,
Always smiling, always cheery. She's the kind one calls dearie.
Band I, 2,- 3, Girls' Chorus l, 3, Variety Show I, 3, 4, Chorus
2, 4, Torch Club l, 2, 3, 4, Ushers' Club 2, 3, 4, Pep Club l,
3, 4, Class Secretary-Treasurer 2, Pep Club President 4, Ushers'
Club Vice President 3, Class Play 3, 4, Annual Staff 3, Pionaires
3, 4, Music Association Secretary-Treasurer 4.
He is a suave and polished man, with many girls among his fans.
Banker's Award, FFA Dairy Judge Award, Football l, 3, 4, Basket-
ball l, Baseball 2, 3, FFA Vice President 4, FFA l, 2, 3, 4, Torch
Club 2, Ticket Taker 2, Class Play 4, Letterman's Club 4, Letterman's
Club Secretary-Treasurer 4.
She's a girl who is so nice, she'll soon be walking through the rice.
Entered from Oregon 2, ASB Song Leader 4, Torch Club 3, 4, Annual
Staff 4, Chorus 3, Pep Club 3, 4, Business Club 3, 4, Ski Club 3,
Variety Show 3, Ushers Club 3, 4.
You see many gals in his little lizzy, it's not because he's a sissy.
FFA l, 2, Boys' Chorus l,,2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, 3, 4, Movie Operator
4, Variety Show 4, Stage Manager 3, 4.
Now here is a girl who's got ambition, some day she'll achieve a
ASB Song Leader 4, Perfect' Attendance 3, 4, Torch Club 2, 3, 4,
Office 2, Maiorette 3, 4, Annual Staff I, 3, Chorus l, 2, 3, 4,
Ticket Taker 2, Business Club 3, 4, Secretaries Club 4.
Gee, this Jim is a cute lad, and he never makes any one mad.
Perfect Attendance l, FFA l, Torch Club 2, Movie Operator 3, 4,
Stage Manager 4, Dramatics Club 4, Booster 4.
ROSALIE REDELFS YEISLEY
Although she's quiet in her own way, she makes the most of one
Entered from Montana 3, Business Club 4, Ticket Taker 4, Chorus 4,
Secretaries Club 4.
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He's another future farmer. Some day he may be a charmer.
FFA l, 2, 3, 4, Ticket Taker at Games 2, Torch Club 2, Oratory-
School Winner 2, Football 4, Class Play 3, Librarian 4.
She's always dreamed of leaving here. So far away and yet so near.
Class Speaker at Graduation, Annual Staff Editor 4, Annual Staff 3,
4, Class Play 4, FHA President 3, FHA 2, 3, 4, Torch Club l, 2, 3, 4,
Pionaires 2, 3, 4, Office 4, Chorus 2, 3, 4, Council Member 2,
Variety Show l, 3, 4, Class Secretary-Treasurer I, Girls Chorus l, 2,
Band I, 2, Secretaries Club 4.
Ron's engaged in FFA. The way things are going, he'll be rich
FFA I, 2, 3, 4, FFA President 4, FFA Delegate 3, Class President
l, Student Council Member 2, Baseball I, Basketball l, 2, Football
I, Chorus 4.
ANNA MAE HORN ROEDELL
Here's a girl who's cute and sweet. She's quiet, too, and that's
ASB Song Leader 4, Ushers' Club 2, 3, 4, Maiorette 4, Class Play
3, 4, Torch Club I, 2, 3, 4, Business Club 4, FHA 3, 4, Handwork
Club 3, Variety Show 3, Girls' Club President 4, Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4,
Girls' Chorus l, 3, 4, Librarian 3, Drill Team I, Secretaries Club 4.
Here's one all-round American kid. He's really got our highest bid.
Salutatorian, Perfect Attendance 1, 2, 4, Baseball I, FFA 1, 2, 3,
4, Chorus I, 2, 3, 4, Student Council I, Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Track
T, Torch 2, 3, 4, Annual Assistant Business Manager 3, Business
Manager 4, Evergreen Boys' State 4, Freshman Play I, Basketball
Inspirational Award 4, Probable Tuition Scholarship at Wn. St. Col.
Here's a girl who rides a horse. She has many friends too, of course.
Girls' Chorus I, 2, 3, 4, Chorus I, 2, 3, 4, Pep Club l, 2, 3,
Library 1, 4, Business Club 4, Secretaries Club 4, Booster 4.
She started late at this old high, but she'll go far by and by.
Lewis is known by you and I, as being a swell guy.
Football Inspirational Award 4, FFA I, Track I, Basketball I, Baseball
I, 3, 4, Football I, 2, 3, 4, Chorus I, 2, 3, 4, Class Play l, Boys'
Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Movie Operator 3, Boys' Octet 4, Music Associae
tion Vice President 3, Letterman's Club 4, Letterman's Club Vice
President 4, Ski Club 3.
This young man is always at ease. We find he likes to please
FFA l, 2, 3, 4, Ski Club 3, Chorus 4.
Here is Dixon, our English ace. He really set a terrific pace.
Valedictorian, Tuition Scholarship, Univ. of Wn., S200 Scholarship,
Aluminum Company of America, Readers Digest Subscription Award,
Annual Staff 2, 3, 4, Torch Club l, 2, 3, 4, Torch Secretary-Treasurer
3, Torch President 4, Class Play I, 3, 4, Track I, Variety Show 3,
4, Library 4, Class Secretary-Treasurer 4, FFA 1, Torch Honor, Bus-
ARLA BELLE THOMPSON
Here's a girl who gets around, always full of fun we've found.
Entered from Mt. Baker 3, FHA 4, FHA President 4, Annual Staff 4,
Variety Show 4, Pionaires 4, Chorus 4, Pep Club 4.
Someday Chuck will own a farm. Chickens, cows, and pigs he'll
FFA I, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 4.
She's not so shy as one would think. Of a life's success she's on
S375 Scholarship, Superior School Photo Service, Torch Club 2, 3,
4, Perfect Attendance 2, 3, 4, Class Play 3, 4, Handiwork Club 3,
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 2, 4, Variety
Show 3, Library 4, FHA 2, 3, Pep Club I.
Here's a boy who's lean and lank, but one can't say his mind's
Band 2, 3, 4, Chorus 3, 4, Boys' Chorus I, 3, 4, Football 4, Basket-
ball 3, 4, Movie Operator l, 2, 4, Class Play 3, 4, Chorus l, 2,
3, 4, FFA I, Band Manager 4.
Entered from Texas 3, Re-entered from Texas 4, Variety Show 4,
Dave's an able leader of the boys. He assumes his office with
lots of poise. I
ASB President 4, Boys' Chorus 4, ASB Vice President 3, Chorus 3, 4,
Letterman's Club 4, P.A. System Operator 3, 4, Booster Staff 4,
Class Vice President 2, Football l, 2, 3, 4, Track l, 2, 3, 4, Basketball
l, FFA T, 2, Pep Club 3, Tumbling Club 3, 4, Basketball Manager
2, Business Club.
One often sees her cheery smile. She always dresses right in style.
ASB Yell Leader 3, Perfect Attendance l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3,
Torch Club 3, Student Council 3, Ushers' Club 2, 3, 4, Ushers Club
President 4, FFA Sweetheart 4, Business Club 3, 4, Pep Club 1, 2,
3, 4, Secretaries Club 4.
BOB VAN WEERDHUIZEN
Here's a gentle soul, we think he will reach his goal.
Chorus 2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, Track I, Boys' Chorus 2, 3, Movie
Operator 4, Stage Manager 4, Pep Club 3.
She's a friendly gal. She makes a real good pal.
Chorus I, 2, 3, 4, Pep Club I, 2, FHA 2, 3, 4, Girls' Chorus I,
2, 3, Library 4.
Harold rides around in a Model A, but will own a Buick some day.
State Band 3- Class Pla 1 3' Torch Club I 2 3 Band l 2 3 4
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Business Club 4, Business Club President 4, Bovs' Quartet 3, 4,
Music Association President 4, Band President 4, Annual Staff 2,
Variety Show I, 3, 4, Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Boys' Chorus l, 2, 3, 4.
Jack is sure a chemistry whiz, he really makes those acids fizz.
FFA 1, Chorus I, 2, 4, Baseball l, Torch Club 2, 3, 4, Band 2,
Class President 3, Stage Manager 4, Boys' Chorus 3, 4, Boys' Octet
4, Movie Operator 3, 4.
JANET HANDERSON WITMAN
She's true to her friends and class as well, we think that she is
Annual Staff 2, 3, 4, Class President 2, Girls' Chorus 1, 2, Band
I, 2, Pep Club I, 3, Variety Show I, 3, Torch Club 'l, 2, 3, 4,
Ushers' Club 2, 3, 4, Pionaires 2, 3, 4, Dramatics Club 3, Class Play
3, Office 4, Chorus 3, 4, Library 4.
Bill was on our football team, he was always on the beam.
Basketball I, Class Play I, FFA 1, 2, Track 1, 3, 4, Football 1, 2,
3, 4, Baseball 2, Lettermens' Club 4, Tumbling Club 3, 4, Booster
Staff 3, Boys' Chorus 2, 4, All State East-West Football Alternate 4,
Pep Club 3, 4, Chorus 4, Business Club 3, 4.
rink up, boys!
SENIOR CRUISE TO FOSSIL BAY STATE PARK
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
On September 4, I95I, We started
our high school education as fifty-six
green freshmen. During the year we
held a skating party at Sumas.
In our sophomore year we had
another skating party and an annual
biology hike to a gold mine.
Our junior year was a busy one. We
gave a play, The Green Ghost, and
later on sponsored our junior-senior
banquet and prom on different nights
at the Everson-Nooksack Grade School
Our last year in high school started
on September 7, I954. The P.T.A.
gave us a party on December IA. We
put on a play, You Can't Always Some-
times Tell, in April. We went on a
cruise to Fossil Bay State Park on May
23 for our senior sneak. Baccalaureate
was held May 29.
With only 42 remaining of our origi-
nal freshman class of 56, we grad-
uated on June I, 1955.
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THE CAST-STANDING: Joan Stuurmans, Anna Mae Roedell, Jerry Digerness, Dixon Ostrom, Arla Belle Thompson, Mr. Virgil Bowen, Director.
SEATEDi Haffiel Weedar Aflyft GWEHU DG YOUHQ, Ron Sailer, Doug Bisset, Carolyn Anderson, Virginia Porter, Yvonne Marquie, Prompterg Jack
Steiner, Stage Manager, Joyce Nlulka and Barbara Osgoodby, Make-up Artists.
THE SENIOR PLAY-"YOU CAN'T ALWAYS SOMETIMES TELL"
Our annual senior play "You Can't Always Sometimes TeIl" was presented on April 13 in the high school
auditorium. It was a brisk, beguiling farce in three acts.
Very briefly the story of the play went as follows: Two lovers, Phoebe Lyster QCarolyn Andersonj and Private
.lim Blake CDoug Bissetj want to get married but Phoebe's mother CVirginia Porterj doesn't approve. Westbrook
Walker QDixon Ostromj is her choice.
Of course with Phoebe engaged to another man, the romance isn't running smoothly. It becomes further in-
volved when Jim's uniform is accidentally burned and he is forced to masquerade as a woman cook. Still additional
complications result when .lim is accused of robbing a bank. Naturally this produces a chaos which is straightened
out, not without surprises, before the final curtain.
I'll pull your hair out! How do you do. Aurora?
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GRADUATION AND AWARDS
Valedictorian Speaker ,,,,,,, , ,,,,.,,,, ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, , ,,,,, , , ,,
Salutatorian Speaker ,,,,,,
Class Speaker .. ,...,,,,,, . .
Faculty Speaker ..,...,, , . ,,,, .
N.V. Citizenship Award . ..... .,,,,, ,
N.V. Senior Girl Activities Award ,,
N.V. Senior Boy Activities Award
N.V. Athletics Award ,, . , ,
Probable Tuition Scholarship, Wn, St. Col, ,,,,, ,
S200 Scholarship, Aluminum Co. of America ,..,,,
Tuition Scholarship, University of Wash. , . ,, .,
S100 Scholarship, Seattle University ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,AA,,,,,, , ,,
S375 Scholarship from Superior School Photo Service
Bankers' Award ........... ,,,,....,,....,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,A,A,
D.A.R. Citizenship Award ,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , , ,,,,,,,,,,,
F.F.A. Dairy Judging Award ...,,,,,.,..,,,,,,,,,A, AA,A
Readers Digest Subscription Award ., .,,,,, , Y,,,
Also unannounced awards at time of publication
,,.,,,, DIXON OSTROM
ARLYN GWEN DEYOUNG
ARLYN GWEN DEYOUNG
,H , H. BUD CASE
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ARLYN GWEN DEYOUNG
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ARLYN GWENN DE YOUNG
BACK ROW: Bob Elder, Jim Hill, Roger Childers, Jerry Digerness, Shirley Green, Joan
Stuurmans, Doug Bisset, Dick Forthun, Dwight Davis, Bobby Gene Van Weerdhuizen. FRONT
ROW: Caryl Eiene, Anna Mae Roedell, Virginia Porter, Arla Belle Thompson, Yvonne Marquue
David Schweigert, Carol Sprague, Leslie Mutchler, Judy Perry, Karen Wierstra. MISSING
MAY 29, 1955
Processional CAudience standj ....,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,......,.,.
Invocation ,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,. . . ,.A,,.......,.s... ..
"The Ninety and Nine," Gruber ........
Scripture Reading . ............... .... .
"Take My Hand," Dorsey , ,,,.,,s.......... . .
Sermon, "Be Strong and of Good Courage" , ,
"Waiting In The Garden," Lane ....., . .. ,
Benediction .. . ,......
,,,, Mrs. William Fritzberg
......,.,Reverend Ben Davis
,Y ,,,,, Reverend Ben Davis
...,,...,Reverend M. Bremer
.. Reverend R. E. Baldwin
Response U VVV, ,V .,--.,,,--,-,----,,-,,, , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,AA,.,,,,,,,,,, U ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,Community Choir
Recessional CAudience standj .........,...,.,, .,,.......... ...............,... cc., M r S . William Fflllbefg
Choir directed by C. P. Cruea
JUNE I, T955
PROCESSIONAL CAudience standj High School Band
INVOCATION Reverend Earl Crouse
READING "A TOAST" Arla Belle Thompsow
YOUTH AND HUMANITY
"No Victory Without Labor" Arlyn Gwenn DeYoung
"Our Appreciation" Joan Stuurrnans
"The Thrill of An Idea" Stanley Loreen, Salutatorian
"Youth Seeks A New Working Principle" Dixon Ostrom
BOYS' ENSENIBLE "Halls of Ivy"
Doug Bisset, Norman Bunker, Bob Elder, Ronald Holmstrom, Stanley Loreen,
Lewis Minaker, Ron Sailer, Dave Schweigert, Harold Sealund, Jack Steiner, Bill
Sturgeon, Bob Van Weerdhuizen
TORCH HONOR AWARDS , , Dixon OSIYOYYW
SPECIAL AWARDS Mandel Hilde, Principal
GIRLS' TRIO "TO A Wild Rose" McDowell
Henrietta Bos, Caryl Eiene, Virginia Porter
Accompanist: Carolyn Anderson
Garland Duvall, Superintendent
Evan Wright, Chairman
Board of Education
Class of 1955
Reverend Earl Crouse
High School Band
PRESENTATION OF CLASS
AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS
RECESSIONAL CAudience seatedj
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BACK ROW: Harriet Weeda, Bill Sturgeon, Norman Bunker, Wanda Thomas, Harold Sealund,
Dixon Ostrom, .lack Steiner, Chuck Robinson, Stanley Loreen, Ron Sailer. FRONT ROW: Pete
Buma, Arlyn Gwen DeYoung, Carolyn Anderson, Rosalie Redelfs, Henrietta Bos, Janet Hander-
son, Lewis Minaker, Yvonne Woudstra, Ronald Edwards, Ivan Buma. MISSING: Bud Case,
By LOLETA BURGRAFF
Where the tow'ring mountains splendor meets the iiver's flow
Reigns victorious Nooksack Valley, mid the plains below.
Dear to all our hearts-we cherish, praise and honor thee,
And through ages shall Thy glory everlasting be.
Though we've reached the hour of parting and must say farewell,
Loyal hearts will still be with Thee, thoughts with Thee will dwell.
Naught shall break the bonds that hold us close in memory
Though the years our paths have severed, e'er we're close to Thee.
Class Gift, Speaker's Stand Shown at Right, Class Motto, No Victory Without Labor, Class
Colors, Crimson and Charcoal Grayp Class Flower, Lily of the Valley, Class Advisor, MR.
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THEY MISSED NARY A DAY
BACK ROW: Cathy Jordan, Ruth Friend, Joyce Gonser, Gladys McDowell, Nadine Rogers, Lois Tolle. FRONT ROW: Linda Bruns, Delbert Gustafr
son, Melvin Collart, Ernest Hildebrand, Dick Mades.
JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
The "Class of '56" began their most active year in high school with a balance of only 58.07. By selling ice
cream at basketball games and presenting a class play, The Cannibal Queen, they built up their meager funds to
a balance of SZIO.
Throughout the year numerous Juniors participated in athletics, music, dramatics, and various other school
functions. Doris Greenfield and Juanita Perry represented the class as cheerleaders. Glenn Walker made a special
visit to the legislature. On April IQ, seven students of our class visited Western Washington College of Education
for their annual career day.
The Juniors ended their activities for the year on May 6 by giving a prom and banquet. With the theme,
"Starlight," it was held in the Everson-Noolcsack Grade School cafeteria. Cherished memories will long remain for
all who attended.
Next year the vacancy left by the graduating seniors will be adequately filled by these capable juniors.
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS-BACK ROW: Ronnie Holmes, President, Mr. Pulley, Advisor, Carl Muhr, Council Member. FRONT ROW: Joanne
Meece, Council Member, Gladys McDowell, Secretary-Treasurer, Bob Eiene, Vice President.
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THE CANNIBAL QUEEN-JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
The Cannibal Queen, a hilarious comedy directed by Mr. Bowen, was presented to large audiences in the high
school auditorium on December 6 and 8.
The plot revolves around a newspaper editor, Bruce Clyde, who is on the verge of losing his iob for lack of
news to print. In desperation, he runs a full page on a cannibal queen who is supposedly arriving from the Solo-
mons. However, he learns at the last moment that he has been deceived. His fiancee, Brenda Day, comes to the
rescue by posing as the queen. The real queen then arrives with resulting complications.
Linda Bruns, Doris Greenfield, Willis Struiksma, Joyce Gonser, Karen Porter,
THE CAST-STANDING: Duane Donovan, Carl Muhr, Glenn Walker,
Stage Managers Bob Elder, Doug Bisset, and Ernest Hildebrand, Director Mr. Bowen. SEATED: Cathy Jordan, Harriet Nielsen, Kay Jones, Karen
Estergreen, Delbert Gustafson, Prompter Dorothy Panagos, Property Manager Juanita Perry, Prompter Ruth Frrend,
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Gladys Deeter Harlan Bunker Mary Den Adel
Charlohe Ford Bill Dalgren Ruih Friend
FRONT ROW: Sianley Jeffcoif, Paul
Zwiers, Ralph Cline. BACK ROW: Bob
Eiene, Duane Donovan, Joanne Meece.
THEY GAVE AN ENJOYABLE PROM AND BANOUET
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Cathy Jordan, Karen Estergreen, Kay
Jones, Charlotte Ford.
THEY MAKE SWEET MUSIC TOGETHER.
AN ABUNDANCE OF INTELLIGENCE . .
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THEY ATTENDED CAREER DAY AT W.W.C.E.
BACK ROW: Glenn Walker, Carl Muhr, Larry Forvhun, Linda Bruns. FRONT ROW:
Gladys McDowell, Ruth Friend, Joanne Meece.
PLUS AN ABUNDANCE OF TALENT
"" "ME LIKE 'EM MEAT NICE AND TENDER!"
' A' Doris Greenfield, Duane Donovan, Kay Jones, Karen Estergreen, Karen Porter. Uunior
Dolores Skillman Virginia Stacey Class playjl
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Mary Ann Top
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WE LEAD THE SOPHOMORES
SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS: Mr. Stonehouse, Advisor, Roberta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer, Phyllis McDowell, Council
Member, Joe Bronkerna, President, Gene Horn, Council Member: Ronnie Henderson, Vice President.
SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
Emboldened by the prospect that soon we too, the class of '57, will really begin in life, ever
in quest of more peaceful and more honorable living and with the additional sub-conscious thought
that in the following year we will be upper classmen, we began our sophomore year with a new
and different attitude.
Our year was well-filled with many activities, academic and otherwise. At the N.V.H.S. annual
variety show the whole audience was privileged to take, illustratively speaking, an amusing and
fascinating "Tour With the Sophomores" which literally they followed with their eyes across the
We had an average enrollment of 66 students throughout the year of which an average of
ten were honor students topped by Neal Langley and Donald Almy who had all "A" grades.
As far as royalty, in this age of presidents and secretaries, we had a prince and a princess.
Reigning under a iunior queen and a senior king, were Prince Evan Lee and Princess Allene Rogers
on Valentine's Day.
Outstanding among -the events sponsored by the sophomore class are the two dances, "April
Showers" and "Buttons and Bows," which will long be remembered by the many who attended.
Never to be forgotten by the faculty or students are the many heckling moments which we mis-
chievously gave our teachers who patiently and loyally propounded to us a knowledge which
will aid us through a lifetime.
Special regards we extend to Mrs. Svidran and Mrs. Alberts who have been a great help to the
sophomore girls in Home Economics and Physical Education.
In conclusion, we've had a wonderful, "never to be forgotten year."
BACK ROW: Doris
Ann Sorenson, Joan
Westhoff, Elsie Cal.
lenius, Virginia Sorn-
berger, Margie Tapp,
Pat Hart, Joanne
Wierstra, Allene Rog-
ers, Phyllis Mc.
Dowell, Marleta Burr.
FRONT ROW: Elaine
Sorenson, Mary Ann
Ten Kley, Barbara
Osgoodby, Jo y c e
Young, Nellie Bailey.
A CLASS OF
BACK ROW: Jacque-
line Auten, Judy
Wessel, Darlene Hen-
derson, Valerie Loch-
baum, Lynn Johnson,
A r I e n e Digerness,
Kathy Wood, Shirley
Hill, Margaret Beld,
Norma Reid. FRONT
ROW: Bernice Lam-
bert, Roberta John-
son, Linda Oser,
Betty Schwab, Dixie
Greenfield, C a r o I
BACK ROW: Herbert
Bol, Lester Smith,
Ralph Romberg, Mar'
vin Holmstrom, Barry
Ostrom, Jack Stur-
geon. FRONT ROW:
Gene Horn, Ted Iver-
son, Don Almy, Ron-
nie Henderson, Stu-
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BACK ROW: Melvin
Bronkema, John Pan-
agos, Robert For-
thun, Billy Hanowell,
Neal Langley, Ralph
Minaker, Edward Lo'
reen. FRONT ROW:
Marvin Kirkman, Paul
Richardson, E v a n
Lee, Larry Mades,
Gary Davis, Gerald
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BACK ROW: Mr. Lambert, Advisor, Darol McWilliams, President. FRONT ROW: Joanne Bannerman, Student Council, Joanne
McGillivray, Secretary and Treasurer, Jerry Loreen, Student Council, John Mades, Vice President.
FRESHMEN HAVE A SUCCESSFUL YEAR
With its fifty-three members the Freshman Class had a very active year.
Under the chairmanship of Judy Engelhart, an all-freshman band was formed consisting of
Joan Pettitt, Judy Engelhart, Loretta Nims, Carole Porter, Bob Steiner, Gary Odegaard, Jerry
Loreen, and Buddy Carlson. In addition to performing individually at the Sumas Grange, P.T.A.,
and the Everson Lions Club, they played at the Future Farmers ot America Spring Dance and
the Freshman Assembly.
On March l8th a Skating party was held at the Sumas Skating Rink. A good time was had by
the many students who attended.
Ten students made the honor roll. The three highest boys are John Mades, Brian Robinson, and
Bob Steiner. The highest girls are Judy Engelhart, Joanne McGillivray, and Carole Porter.
Our big event of the school year was the Freshman Assembly presented on April 19th. This
included a hilarious one act play and performances by the Frosh band, a vocal solo, saxophone
duet, a piano and violin act, some baton twirling, and a tumbling act.
FRESHMAN TOP HONOR STUDENTS
BEST AMONG GIRLS: BEST AMONG BOYS:
Joanne McGillvray, Judy Engelhart, Carole Porter. Brian Robinson, Bob Steiner, and John Mades
TIME OUT FOR EATS
Joanne McGiIIivray, Lo-
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Gary Odegaa rd, Bob
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We Tum To other things
So classes arehf a chore
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STANDING: Mr. Thornton, Advisor, Shirley Green, Senior Editor, Caryl Eiene, Typist, Janet Witman, Photographer, Joanne Meece, Junior Editor,
Harriet Nielsen, Music Editor, Carole Porter, Freshman Editor, Valerie Lochbaum, Social Editor, Arlene Digerness, Activities Editor. SEATED: Judy
Wessel, Sophomore Editor, Bud Case, Sports Editor, Linda Bruns, Assistant Editor, Joan Stuurmans, Editor, Stan Loreen, Business Manager, Dick
Mades, Assistant Business Manager, MISSING: Dixon Ostrom, Art Editor, Arla Belle Thompson, Photographer.
THE PIONEER IS PUBLISHED IN SPITE OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STRAIN
The co operation in getting this book out has been the best Ivvish to thank Linda Bruns rny capable assistant,
who was always willing and ready to I arn Without the hard work of Stan Loreen business manager, and his
assistant Dick Mades this book would never have been published
A special thanks goes to Dixon Ostrom who did all of the art work for us to the class editors, sports editor,
activity editors social editor photographers and Caryl Eiene who did nearly all of the typing for the annual.
And a deepest thanks to Mr Thornton who was alway patient and understanding even when the going got
Joan Stuurmans, Editor
TAKING A SUBSCRIPTION HARD WORKERS
Stanley Loreen Business Manager Caryl Eiene Typist
Linda Bruns, Assistant Editor, Joan Stuurmans, Editor, Dixon
Ostrom, Art Editor.
BACK ROW: Robert Allen, Stan Jeffcott, Stuart Kale, Melvin Collart, Bud Case, Bob Duvall, Ronnie Edwards, Maynard Moe, Darryl Ehlers.
MIDDLE ROW: Ronnie Sailer, Roy Swanson, Judy Engelhart, Gary Odegaard, FRONT ROW: Jim Hill, Bob Elder,
MOVIE OPERATORS HAVE TAKEN TIME FROM STUDY HALL TO SHOW MANY A FILM
The films are obtained mainly from the county superintenctent's office, colleges, and business concerns. Audio-
visual education is an important part of the school program
THE STAGE CREW IS ALWAYS ON THE JOB
Behind the scenes at plays, shows, and assemblies
these boys perform many essential services. They work
hard so that the show can go on.
BACK ROW: Evan Lee, Bill Sturgeon, Dwight Davis, Jack Steiner.
MIDDLE ROW: Doug Bisset, Melvin Slotemaker, Bob Elder. FRONT
ROW: Jim Hill, Bud Case, Ernest Hildebrand.
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BUS PATROL - SAFETY FIRST ALWAYS
The Veterans of Foreign Wars rewarded
them with a picnic at Birch Bay on May 9,
BACK ROW: Judy Byrum, Judy Romberg, Juanita Perry,
Gladys Deeter, Nadine Rogers, Rose Marie Deeter,
FRONT ROW: Lois Digerness, Elsie Callenius, Harriet
Nielsen, Joyce Gonser. MISSING: Kay Jones.
BACK ROW Buddy Carlson Eldon Johnson Bob Euene Gene Horn Jerald Fuller Bull Schwergert Ralph Romberg Marvsn Holmstrom Leslue
Mutchler Davrd Brune Clrfford Russell Roy Collart Glen Hadeen Eddre Plzzuto Herb Bol Vrterbo Longona MIDDLE ROW John Mades
Barry Ostrom Harry Lolkema Pete Buma Terry Henderson Melvsn Collart Duane Donovan Don Almy Bob Duvall Robert Forthun Lyle Thomp
son Joel Sanford Burt Nlms Robert Allen FRONT ROW Sybren Lautenbach Deck Mades Reporter Jerry Dngerness Vnce Presudent Ivan Buma
Sentrnel Maynard Moe Darryl Ehlers Ralph Mlnaker Eddre Loreen Stan Loreen Secretary Dwrght Davls Tom Skullman Marvln Klrkman
Chuck Robsnson Marvun Honcoop Darol McWulllams Gerald Glass Gerald Den Adel Wlllrs Strullcsrna KNEELING Ron Holmstrom Presldent
Mr Porter Advrsor MISSING Ron Bartelds Floyd Clrne Stan Hanowell Gerald Holmqulst Treasurer Roy Swanson Paul Zwuers
THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA STUDY FARMING METHODS
Under the supervrslon of Mr Porter the FFA boys have another successful year added to their credit They started It wrth S53 51 and
ended wnth SII896 Approxxmately S400 was earned by spraylng frult trees and buttercups and from the selling of hay grown on a plot of
land behrnd the Everson Noonsack Grade School
Some of theur many events of the year were their annual Parentand Son Banquet selllng refreshments at football games and a Sprung Dance
at the Sumas Grange Hall
STANDING: Ivan Buma Sentinel- Dick Mades Reporter.
SEATED: Stan Loreen Secretary- Ron Holmstrom Presi-
dent- Mr. Porter Advisor- Jerry Digerness Vice President-
Don Almy Vice Treasurer. MISSING: Gerald Holmquist BANK AWARD WINNER
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BACK ROW: Gladys McDowell, Nelda Perry, Beverly Hanowell, Dixie Greenfield, Karen Estergreen, Anna Mae Lawyer, Joanne McGiIlivray, Carol
Aase, Ethelyn Schenk, Joanne Bannerman, Joan Pettitt, Bonnie Case, Joyce Gonser, Marletta Burr, Mira Mulka, Treasurer. SECOND ROW: Cathy
Jordan, Nita Perry, Doris Greenfield, Dolores Skillman, Darla Ross, Judy Engelhart, Janann Young, Joyce Mulka, Henrietta Bos, Carolyn Anderson,
Bernita Bos, Allene Rogers, Carole Porter, Arla Belle Thompson, President, Anna Mae Roedell. THIRD ROW: Irene Leenders, Kay Jones, Jackie
Auten, Lois Digerness, Yvonne Woudstra, Nadine Rogers, Vice President, Joanne Meece, Joanne Wierstra, Elsie Callenius, Loretta Nims, Mary
Snider, Linda Johnson, Valerie Lochbaum, Harriet Nielsen, Carol McWilliams. FRONT ROW: Mrs. Albert,
berger, Marna Ohlund, Secretary, Lois Tolle, Virginia Stacey, Joan Stuurmans, Mary Ann Top, Arlene
Lindberg, Linda Bruns, Mary Den Adel. MISSING: Charlotte Ford, Karen Porter.
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THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA LOOK "TOWARD NEW HORlZONS"
The F.H.A. girls, under the direction of Mrs, Joyce Albert, had another very successful year. Their main proiects were the making of Christ-
mas wreaths and hanging them on the doors of shut-ins, an annual AII'Sports Banquet, and a Peanut Pal Week. They started the school year
with 588.26 and ended it with a generous amount of 52567.
SEATED: Arla Belle Thompson, President. STANDING:
STATE CONVENTION DELEGATES Marna Ohlund, Secretary, Nadine Rogers, Vice Presi-
dentg Mira Mulka, Treasurer.
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.Ianann Young and Doris Greenfield
Gwen DeYoung, Shirley Hill. MISSING: Karen Porter.
ANNA MAE ROEDELL
USHERS' CLUB . . . THIS WAY PLEASE
The Ushers' Club is made up of girls who are elected by the old members. Under the
they generously gave their time to welcome the public fo our various school programs
BACK ROW: Joanne Wierstra, Nadine Rogers, Janet Witman, Henrietta Bos, Janann Young,
MIDDLE ROW: Mr, Lambert, Advisor, Mary Ann Top, Anna Mae Roedell, Virginia Porter,
Caryl Eiene, Phyllis McDowell, Shirley Green, FRONT ROW: Virginia Sornberger, Arlene
Joan Stuurmans, Lois Tolle, Vice President, Marna Ohlurzd. MISSING: Charlotte Ford,
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Valerie Lochbaum, Mrs. Svidran, Advisor, Henrietta Bos Dolores Skillman, Secretary-Treasurer, Dorothy Panagos, Arlyn
THE GIRLS' CLUB SPONSORS MANY ACTIVITIES
Under the leadership of Mrs, Svidran, the Girls' Club has another successful year to their credit, The club is com-
posed of all the girls in the school. Some of their activities ot the year were the Tolo, Mothers' Tea, and the
guidance of Mr, Lambert
Their services were truly
Mira Mulka, Allene Rogers.
Karen Wierstra, President,
Digerness, Linda Johnson,
Darlene Henderson, Judy
BACK ROW: Cathy Jordan, Joanne Meece, Nadine Rogers, Gladys McDowell, Janann Young, Joyce Mulka, Janet Wit-
man, Karen Estergreen, Mira Mulka, Vice President, Ruth Friend, Elaine Sorenson, Carolyn Anderson, Virginia Porter
Kay Jones. MIDDLE ROW: Don Almy, Arlene Digerness, Marna Ohlund, Pat Hart, Arlyn Gwen DeYoung, Nita Perry,
Mary Ann Top, Harriet Nielsen, Valerie Lochbaum, Judy Perry, Shirley Green, Anna Mae Roedell, Joan Stuurmans
Virginia Sornberger, Mr. Stonehouse, Advisor. FRONT ROW, Harriet Weeda, Carl Muhr, Larry Forthun, Neal Langley
Secretary-Treasurer, Nancy McMurry, Stuart Kale, Duane Donovan, Margie Tapp, Linda Bruns, Dixon Ostrom, President
Kathy Wood, Harold Sealund, Jack Steiner, Stanley Loreen. MISSING: Brian Humphreys, George Krienke, Dick Mades,
Barry Ostrom, Judy Wessel,
TORCH CLUB-OUR HONOR STUDENTS Pfesfdefff
Students who have at least a 3.1 grade average and participate in several activities belong to the Torch Club. This year they co-sponsored
with the music department a successful Variety Show. This club is supervised by Mr. Stonehouse,
PIONEER BOOSTER STAFF--THEY HAVE A NOSE FOR NEWS
The stories may appear simple and easy to write, and the paper may be taken for granted and expected to be issued promptly every two
weeks, but the work and preparation that goes into it is really one of the most complex iobs-and lots of fun.
STANDING: David Schweigert, News Editor, Carol Sprague, Assistant Art Editor, Norm Bunker, Circulation, Doug Bisset, Art Editor, Dick For-
thun, Sports Editor, Mira Mulka, Feature Editor, Bud Case, Editor, Bill Dalgren, Assistant News Editor, Dwight Davis, Assistant Sports Editor, Jim
Hill, Circulation. SEATED: Mr. Kolberg, Advisor, MISSING: Yvonne Marquie, Assistant Feature Editor.
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Bishop, Jerry Loreen, Harlan Bunker, Brian
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FOREGROUND: Mr. Young, Director,
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Director, Mr. Young, who has
helped make an enviable record
forthe Nooksack Valley High School
STANDING: Shirley Hill, Judy Perry, Judy
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KNEEUNG: Ethelly Schenk, Joanne McGiIliv
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FROM THEIR HEARTS
CHOIR-BACK ROW: Jack Steiner, Brian Humphreys, Paul Richardson, Ralph Cline, Harvey Smith, Johnny Panagos, Lewis Minaker, Don Almy,
Doug Bisset, Bob Elder, Mike Fisher, Ron Sailer, MIDDLE ROW: Norman Bunker, Joan Stuurmans, Caryl Eiene, Judy Perry, Karen Porter, Mr, Young,
Advisor, Connie Hart, Barbara Osgoodby, Virginia Porter, Arlyn Gwen DeYoung, Judy Romberg, Curtis Robinson. FRONT ROW: Cathy Jordan,
Arlene Huisman, Darlene Henderson, Shirley Wessel, Charlotte Ford, Joyce Gonser, Shirley Mutchler, Janann Young, Henrietta Bos, Janet Witrnan,
Carolyn Anderson, Dorothy Panagos. MISSING: Kay Jones, Karen Estergreen.
Numerous members of the
chorus made several notable ap-
pearances this past year. Kay
Jones and Carolyn Anderson both
appeared over television on the
Veterans ot Foreign Wars Talent
Revievv, while several other out-
standing soloists received high
ratings in the contest held in the
latter part of April at Western si
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THE PIONAIRES-BACK ROW: Karen Estergreen, Charlotte Ford, Henrietta Bos, Carolyn
Anderson, Arla Belle Thompson, Janann Young, Kay Jones. FRONT ROW: Barbara Osgoodby,
Cathy Jordan, Virginia Porter, Caryl Eiene, Joan Stuurmans, Arlene Digerness.
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BASKETBALL, BASEBALL MANAGERS AND COACH
Joel Sanford, Roy Swanson, Coach Wells, Stuari Kale. The
Shnrley Green SONG LEADERS
Nuoksack Controls JU Y elly Anna Mae poedell
POPCORN OPERATORS-BACK ROW: Judy Romberg, Linda
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SENIOR VARSITY TEAM-TOP ROW: Gary Odegaard, Manager, Glenn Walker, Curtis Robinson, Evan Lee, Marvin Kirkman,
Dwight Davis, Roger Childers, Dick Forthun, Norman Bunker, Ron Bartelds, Marvin Honcoop, Ron Sailer. MIDDLE ROW: Jerry
Digerness, Larry Forthun, Donald Almy, George Krienke, Lewis Minaker, Melvin Collart, Ralph Minaker, Darryl Ehlers, Bill
Sturgeon, Rocky Kolberg, Coach. BOTTOM ROW: Lyle Thompson, Bob Eiene, Bud Case, Teddy Iverson, Dave Schweigert,
Stuart Kale, Ronnie Henderson, Johnny Panagos, Manager.
THE PRIDE OF NOOKSACK VALLEY
Losing only to the powerful Blaine Borderites and the Champion Mt. Baker Mountaineers, the
Nooksack Valley Pioneers finished third in the Whatcom County Football League.
Outstanding games of the season included a I4-I2 win over Vancouver College and a O-O de-
fensive duel with the Ferndale Golden Eagles in a non-league game.
The Pioneers had a very strong line and an all-around good defensive unit but lacked size and
experience in the backfield.
With many returning lettermen and some good Freshmen, the Pioneers should have a good
team next year. However, the loss of quarterback Dick Forthun and tackle Bill Sturgeon, all-state
alternate nominee, as well as many others, will certainly be felt.
The i954 team elected an inspirational player, Lewis Minaker, and an honorary captain, Dick
Forthun. A trophy, with the name of the inspirational player engraved on it, will be kept in
the trophy case, and a miniature football was given to the honorary captain.
Way to smear them boys. Forthun on the loose again.
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Glenn Walker, Bill Hanowell, Manager. FRONT ROW: Ronnie Henderson, Barry Ostrom, Delbert Gustafson, David Schweigert,
George Krienke, Floyd Cline, Sybren Lautenbach. MISSING: Stan Hanovvell.
NOOKSACK'S TALENTED TRACKM EN
The Pioneers had a new but very talented group of boys participating in the running and
field sports of the T955 track season. Only two returning lettermen, David Schweigert and Bill
Sturgeon, were members of the team.
Two boys, both of whom are sophomores, placed in the Whatcom County track and field meet.
Evan Lee won second in the 440 yard run and Neal Langley took third in the mile, this gave them
a chance to enter the district meet.
The Pioneers are expected to be much Stronger next year for they will have practically the
entire team returning. Much will be expected from the talented freshmen who also had a county
meet this year. Two Nooksack freshmen, Bill Schweigert and Cliff Russell, placed in this meet.
TRACK STANDOUTS FROSH TRACK TEAM
David SCIWWBIQSVY, ROCIKY K0Ibe'9f COBCITI Curtis R0bU"S0fL Bill Eddy Bock, Clifford Russell, Bill Schweigert, Terry Henderson
Sturgeon, Glenn Walker. Gene Smith,
TOP ROW: Burt Wells, Coach, Bob Thompson, Eddy Bock, Gene Smith, John Mades,
Clifford Russell, Manager. MIDDLE ROW: Bob Duvall, Charles DuBois, Roy Collart, Bud Carlson,
Maston Middlebrooks. BOTTOM ROW: Wayne Beech, Calvin Crape, Bill Schweigert, Eldon
Winning seven, while losing
only one, the Nooksack Valley
Babes tied with Blaine Junior
High for the Whatcom County
Although the Babes shared the
championship with Blaine, they
beat the Borderite Juniors by a
score of 50-30.
The Babes lost only to Mt.
Baker in a very close game that
was decided in the closing min-
utes of the contest. The score
Jerry McBeath, a member of
the freshman squad, won the
foul shooting contest by hitting
twenty-one out of twenty-five
SMALL IN NUMBER
GREAT IN ABILITY
Thirteen boys met Coach Wells
last September as turn out began
for junior high football.
Although they were small in
number, they were not lacking
in talent, for they went on to win
third place in their league.
One of the standout games of
the season was a O-O game with
Mt. Baker. The Pioneer Babes
scored once, but the touchdown
was not counted because of a
penalty before the play.
BACK ROW: Mr. Kolberg, Coach: Eddy Bock, Brian Robinson, Buster Westhoff, Bob Steiner
Gene Smith, Darol McWilliams. MIDDLE ROW: Jerry McBeath, Bill Schweigert, Ivan Slotemaker
Clifford Russell, Jerry Loreen. FRONT: Terry Henderson, Manager.
BACK ROW: Darol McWilliams, Bob Steiner, Glen Hadeen, Buster wesfhaff, Brian Robinson.
66 FRONT ROW: Jerry McBeath, John Mades, Ivan Slotemaker. Bud Carlson, Wayne Beech.
Supplied with a tremendous
amount of desire and natural
ability, the Nooksack Valley
Babes opened their baseball sea-
son with a 24-3 win over Lyn-
den. This was followed by wins
over the next five teams.
With the above the record,
and with only one game left, it
seemed almost certain that the
Babes would be county cham-
pions: then disaster struck! By
some timely hits the Fairhaven
team defeated them, 7-4.
The Babes did not have a
game scheduled with the cham-
pion Whatcom Warriors.
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Uflfke The peaceful Came VALERIE Loo-IBAUM, Social Editor
Confenf To ea? and stay
We live, we laugh, we love
Our high school years are gay.
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STANDING: Don McGillivray, Mr. and Mrs. Gene McWilliams, Mr. and Mrs. Mandel Hilde, Pastor and Mrs. Carl Muhr, Mrs. Holmstrom, Ronald
Holmstrom, Mr. Ted Holmstrom, Mr. Robert Bainter, Mr, and Mrs. Garland Duvall, Reverend and Mrs. Ben Davis, Karen Wierstra and Mrs. Wierstra
With Ron Holmstrom as Master of Ceremonies the impressive annual
F.F.A. Banquet was held at the Everson-Nooksack Grade School on March 25.
A comical skit was put on by Darryl Ehlers, with additional entertainment
by the boys' quartet singing "Strol-
ling Through the Park." Mrs. Porter
gave the limericks to "Middle Age
Mambo." Kay Jones also sang a
The theme was "Welcome Ma,
Welcome Pa, We're Glad You're
Here." The room was decorated in
blue and yellow which gave a
perfect setting for the delicious
turkey dinner, prepared and served
by the F.H.A. Club.
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JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM AND BANOUET
The Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom
was held on May oth in the Everson-
Nooksaclc Grade School Cafeteria. The
Master of Ceremonies was Glenn
Walker. Ron Holmes, a Junior, gave
the welcome and Dixon Ostrom, a
Senior, gave the response.
While the iuniors and seniors, and
the faculty, enioyed a turkey dinner,
an entertaining program was pre-
sented. It included two readings by
Linda Bruns, Gary Bishop playing a
trumpet solo, and singing by Char-
lotte Ford, Kay Jones, and Karen Es-
After the dinner was finished,
everyone enioyed the rest of the eve-
ning, dancing to the music of Oren
Drown and his Orchestra.
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THE NEW NOOKSACK VALLEY
FARWEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Buildings fo Sui+ Every Purpose
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L. E. VAI L
EVERSON IMPLEMENT COMPANY
Oliver and New Idea Farm Equipmen+
EVERSON PHONE 6-356i
MADES MOTOR SERVICE
SUMAS PHONE 8-24II
Chrysler and PIymou+I1
GMC Trucks and Busses
PI1one 6-3I2I BELLINGHAM
DR. R. A. JOHNSON -DENTIST
Pies Doughnufs Bakery Goods
'- JIM'S SPORT CENTER
AND BARBER SHOP
JIM BROMLEY - Propriefor
Your Prescripfion Druggisi
A Good Place +o Eai
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COLUMBIA VALLEY LUMBER COMPANY
Earl Ma+heson, Manager
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" TOM DINKINS
Phone GA 4-4760
II08 RIVERSIDE DR. MT. VERNON
In Everson I+'s
Groceries Dry Goods
R. M. PAULSEN HILDA KINLEY K V O S
suMAs MEAT co. 790
Sumas Washingfon On YQUI'
NOOKSACK MERCANTILE COMPANY
Values Galore, All Over Ihe Sfore
TV- CHANNEL I2-TV
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HARDWARE AND FURNITURE
Everson A. HINOTE Phone 6-330l
BANK OF SUMAS
C0ngrd+ul6fiOr1S. Gl'dClS Gree+ings from Your Friendly
ADAMS SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY
Your School Clo+hing Heaclquarfers
206 W. HOLLY BELLINGHAM Bellingham Washingfon
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Bellingham Washinglon .
Holly and Cornwall
NORTH WASHINGTON lMPLEMENT
John Deere's Comple+e Line
Agricullural lmplemen+s Fairbanks-Morse and
and Tracfors Berkeley Waler Sysfems
Rainway lrrigalion Jamesway Farm
DeLavel Milking Machines Valco Holding Tanks
ARDEN FARMS COMPANY
PAUL WOOD'S CAMERA SHOP
Nexf fo +l'1e Avalon Tl'1ea+er
Films - Pl1o+o Supplies
BELLINGHAM BUSINESS COLLEGE
Oufsfanding BL1siness College
K P U G
Tops in Lisfening in +l'1e Norlhwesr
ll70-On Your Dial
MacDOUGALL - SOUTHWICK
l322 Cornwall Avenue
SANFORD'S BARBER SHOP
HOLLY MEN'S SHOP
Arrow, Van Heusen, Janfzen, ancl Holeproof
IO6 W. HOLLY PHONE I009
EVERSON PHONE 6-3732
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III9-2I Railroad Ave. Bellingham
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Bellingham's Only Comple+e
H. 8: H. SPORTING GOODS
I322 Commercial S+ree+
MULLER AND ASPLUND
Bellingham's Leading Jeweler
I04 E. HOLLY PHONE 88
Cloihes Wifh Sfyle
139 w. Holly
KATH ERlNE'S APPAREL
GALLOWAY FEED MILL
Clyde F. Reed, Edilor and Publisher
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY SUMAS FEED AND MILLING CO
Official Newspaper of 'lhe Town of Everson Sumas
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Shoes - Boo+s
Ha'rs - Caps - Socks
Hardware - Tools
Feeds - Seeds
Groceries - Frui+s
Painfs - Wallpaper
EVERSON DRUG CO. CQMPANY
A.G. EDLER-Pfopfie+of' Everson Phone 6-3.51 wsShang+on
EVERSON PHONE 6-348l
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Welding and Machine Worlc
Good Luclc Class of '55
206 E. Magnolia
Conlraciing - Pain+ing
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY
Across from B. B. Furniiure
Learn and Earn -Quickly
ACCREDITED BY THE
WASHINGTON STATE BOARD
FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
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GEORGE HESSELGRAVES. Owner
86. Sumas-General Aufo Work-Washingion
C. S. KALE
Packers of High Grade
Across from Ihe High School
B. B. FURNITURE COMPANY
Largesi Furnifure Siore Nor+h of Sea++Ie
MOUNTAIN Home PORTRAITS
R. L. BOREN
WEDDING BABY PICTURES
Phone Deming 208
Pa+ronize These Adver+isers
Pic+ures Thai' Always PIease
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EDWARDS' AUTO SERVICE
Union Oil Dealer
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Daily Service Befween Sumas, Everson, and Bellingham
WIH1 Connedions +o All Poin+s
EVERSON PHONE 6-337I BELLINGHAM PHONE 976
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Sfancls for QualH'y in Dairy Procluc+s
WHATCOM COUNTY DAlRYMEN'S ASSOCIATION
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Federal Deposif Sys+em
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Lynden Phone I l9l 5
7-School begins, "5-1" annuals arrive.
IO-Pictures taken for student body cards.
ll-Everson Fall Festival.
I8-Football Jamboree at Mt. Baker, N.V.
We won, I4-O.
5-National assembly Shalmar the magician
Speedball play day at Bellingham
F H A informal initiation
F F A initiation
F H A formal initiation
No school teachers institute
FFA and FHA tour
Band smorgasbord at N V gym
F H A regional meeting at Anacortes
National assembly Romeo and Julret
Dramatics Club assembly
by Linda Bruns
I5-Measured for new bancl uniforms.
I6-'National assembly. Indian dances.
IB-Basketball with Blaine. We won 3rd place in county,
25--District tournament, N.V. vs. Bellingham, We lost, 47-59
26-District tournament, N.V, vs. Mt. Vernon. We won.
District tournament N V vs Arlington We lost 43 60
Solo and ensemble contest at W Wn Col of Educ
Freshman skating party at Sumas
F F A banquet at Everson Nooksack Grade School
All Sports banquet at Everson Nooksack Grade School
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Junior play cast chosen
Mr Lambert honored on 60th birthday
F F A dance at Sumas Grange
Sophomore dance at Everson City Hall
National assembly Mynah birds
25 26 No school Thanksgiving Day
26 Girls Club Tolo at Everson City Hall
Volleyball play day at Blaine
Basketball gamboree at Bellingham N V vs
We lost 13 O
Axe grinder basketball game at Mt Baker
Junior play matinee
Junior class play The Cannibal Queen
P T A gives senior party
Band uniform benefit basketball game County Coaches
vs McBeath Glass
Christn as vacation starts
2 School resumes
8 Spring vacation
Senior class matinee
National assembly Violinist KerekJar10
Lettermen s Club boxing smoker
F F A dance at Sumas Grange
Junior Career Day at W Wn Col of Educ
New band uniforms arrive
Band and chorus contest at W Wn Col of Educ
Sophomore dance at Everson City Hall
Sophomore biology hike
Student body election
Junior Senior banquet and prom at Everson Nooksack
County track meet
Yell and song leader tryouts
District track meet
Senior cruise to Socia Island
26 National assembly Joseph Ellis JUNE
26 Report Cards
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