Toronto High School - Viking Yearbook (Toronto, SD)

 - Class of 1954

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SCHOOL TO APPEAR IN .IUBILEE PARADE Carol Martinson, Miss Toronto of 1954, will appear in Watertown's Dia- mond Jubilee Parade June 23 and 25. Miss Martinson won her title by win- ning over eight other aspirants in a "Choose Miss Toronto Contest" held May 4. The girls were judged on the basis of talent and appearance. A corsage and a trophy were presented Miss Martin- son. Her big honor will be appearing in the Jubilee Parade riding in a 1954 Oldsmobile 99 Starfire two-tone green convertible. Her attendants will be Barbara Vik, who received runners-up, Patty Dailey, who won third place, and members of her class. QV... VIKING VARIETIES ADDS COLOR TO SPRING ACTIVITIES Viking Varieties, a faculty sponsored program of drama and music, added color and zest to the closing months of school. Appearing for the first time in their new orange and black uniforms, the THS band provided the musical pre- lude to the show. The Pest Guest, a 50-minute comedy, was offered by the faculty with the assistance of four high school students: Jerry DeWall, Loretta Lunden, Everett Kannegieter and Curtis Oseby. Also appearing on the Varieties were Diann Lunden and her marimba. Vocal selections bv Helen Ensberg in- cluded "Morning" and "The Greatest Charm." --.Vl- Grade Cagers Second In County Tournament Runner-up honors were bestowed on the Toronto Vi-Kid cagers as they came out second in the Deuel County Grade Tourney at Clear Lake March 17. The team won from Goodwin 27-23 in the semi-finals. Gary took the cham- pionship by beating Toronto 37-17. Coaches for the Vi-Kids were Dale Stroschein and Mervin Mathison. V EVELYN KONOLD IS CHOSEN ALL-STATE STAFF NOMINEE Evelyn Konold, a THS junior, has been chosen to represent Toronto High School as an All-State Staff nominee. The contest for this honor was between Evelyn Konold and Louene Nelson, also a junior. Ten South Dakota high school journalism students will be named to the staff. These student re- porters will cover regular news assign- ments for South Dakota newspapers at the SDEA and SDHSPA convention next fall. 4 f l I l l l I l i 1 I I Viking Press News 1 Toronto High School May 21, 1954 Graduation Exercises Held for Eight Eight seniors donned caps and gowns and received their diplomas from THS Thursday, May 20. Speaker of the evening was Prof. Stanley Sundet of State college who spoke on the topic "Today's Unfinished Task." Valedictorian was Mary Nelson and Salutatorian was Mervin Mathi- son. Baccalaureate services were held at the Blom Prairie church Sunday, May 16, with Rev. Mathison of Clear Lake delivering the sermon. The members of the Class of '54 are Glen Hanna, Raymond Hicks, Mervin Mathison, Mary Nelson, R e b e c c a Schnoor, Dale Stroschein, Dale Sven- nes and Marlys Westley. lv...- Pressmen Take Interest In Track Events Track in Toronto High School took its place in the activities of the school along with the other sports. In the '54 season, 18 'boys reported for the sport. The team did not par- ticipate in any regularly scheduled track meets. The grade tracksters participated in all the events at the Deuel County Track Meet at Clear Lake May 10. Alva.- Mrs. Mary Gsrdon Honored- In appreciation for her many years of teaching at Toronto High School, a special recognition day was held fori Mrs. Mary Gordon May 12 in the high school assembly. She was pre- sented an appropriate gift 'ty the stu- dents and faculty members. Mrs. Gordon completed her ninth year as principal, English, journalism and dramatics instructor. Next year she will teach at Gary. During her years here, she has done much to improve the school system. The school newspaper, Viking Hi-lite which she has advised for many years, has received first place honor ratings consistently in Quill and Scroll and SDHSPA contests. Her declam stu- dents have brought the school many honors. Her class plays have always neared perfection. ' Commenting on Mrs. Gordon's leav- ing Toronto, Supt. Hill said: "Mrs. Gordon has always been a master teacher. Her excellent work in the classroom and in extra curricular ac- tivities could be surpassed by very few. Her iniiuence has spread far and her work will be long remembered." .IUNIORS HONOR NEWS WRITERS AT BAN QUET "A Moonlight Garden" was the theme of the junior-senior banquet held at the Blom Prairie Church in Toronto April 30. Everett Kannegieter, junior ,class president, served as master of , ceremonies. The theme was carried out ' in the program, invitations, place cards and decorations. ' The program consisted of a Welcome ,by Everett Kannegieter, Repsonse by ,Mervin Mathison, Speeches by Supt. 5A. N. Hill, Mrs. Mary Gordon, Loretta Lunden and Louene Nelson, a solo by 1 Miss Helen Ensberg and a song by the waitresses. Mrs. Mary Gordon supervised the ,planning of the banquet. , ....,V...i Tourneys Determine k Ping-Pong Champs l V THS ping-Dong champs for the year lwere Evelyn Konold and Mervin Mathi- son. Tournaments were held in April lto decide the winners. Runners-up yhonors went to Carol Mathison and 1 Everett Kannegieter. l Everyone in school participated in the tournament. .kvl The annual high school picnic was held at Lake Kampeska at Water- 'town Wednesday, May 19. V Girls' wGlee Club rated excellent in lthe Region III Music Contest held at l Brookings April 6. 5 The Freshman return party consist- ing of a wiener roast was enjoyed 'by the student bodv and faculty on the .s:hoo1 yard on April 19. l Mary Nelson and Mervin Mathison :have been named valedictorian and i Salutatorian, respectively, of the Class lof '54. Both Mary and Mervin have bee? active in all phases of school act vities. Sandra Storry was chosen by the ,Legion Auxiliary of Toronto to repre- fsent Toronto at Girls' State held at Mitchell. Everett Kannegieter will represent Toronto at Boys' State held Nat Aberdeen. 1 l l 'iv-'--' Ten Have Perfect Attendance- l Perfect attendance records were maintained by ten THS students for the year. Medals were presented at ,commencement to Geraldine DeWall, ,Jean Emerson, Mary Klapprodt. Diann - Lunden, Loretta Lunden, Carol Martin- son, Mary Nelson, Larry Schnoor, Re- becca Schnoor and Marlys Westley. Wylla Hicks had a near perfect record ,having been tardy only twice.

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.K Si Xxx 1 if QQ, . ..- .5 Q his The Viking carnival, held November 6, was a gala affair. Booths of various kinds were set up to sell the usual carnival concessions. The main feature of the carnival was the colorful cor onation. High school royalty included: BACK ROW: flseft to Rightl Curtis Oseby, Sallie Thompson, Eugene Pletcher, Dianne Luden, Mervin Mathison and Rebecca Schnoor. FRONT ROW: David Ellis, James Pletcher fKingl, Loretta Luden fQueenl and Sharon Smith. - CENTER: Ruth Budahl. if Viking Carnival Was Gala Affair . . . J TOP LEFT: flaeil To Rightl Sallie Thompson and Arlyce Horner. TOP RIGHT: Teachers Myrtle Hogie and Helen Ensberg. E Grade Royalty, Left, Are, BACK ROW: Larry Nelson, Duane Mathison, Robert Vernlund, fPrince'l, Judy Storry fPrince-ssl, Barbara D4-:Wall and Patricia Dailey. FRONT ROW: David Somervold, Roland Ellis, Joelle Dailey and Mary Horner. CENTER: Ruth Budahl, .



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