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Preszdent, Thomas Curry Secretary Treasurer, Gertrude Thom
Vrce Prendent, Rzcbard Dams Sergeant al Arms, Donald Hess
To make the 47 class the best one that would ever graduate
from Tomah High School was the ambition of some young deter
mined self reliant and persevering freshmen as they stood together
m the assembly one day in 1943 and organized themselves into a class
Although we confess that we were a but green we claim that in
this we were not exceptional We did not have the wonderful school
building or equipment that we now have We got plenty of exercise
by running from one building to another to get to classes on time It
was nice in the warm weather but in the wmter-b-rrr. At a now his-
toric meeting we elected our freshmen class officers: Lee Goff,
president, Robert Aller, vice president, Shirley Benjamin, secretary
and treasurer, james johnson, sergeant-at-arms.
That freshmen year was memorable to every one of us. When-
ever we think back over that year, we remember the failures and dis-
appointments, the hope and victories which made up those busy days.
The freshman party was one of the successful affairs of the year. We
had a number of students with musical talent. Our class was well
represented in sports and debate.
ln September, 1944, the 121 members of the sophomore class
trotted to their second year of laborious studying. The first week was
spent in trying to find rooms, remembering schedules, and getting to
classes on time. lt wasn't long until everything was running smoothly.
The turmoil began all over again, though, when we moved to our
new school building, In 1944 our officers were: President, Lee Goff,