Trafford High School - Reflector Yearbook (Trafford, PA)

 - Class of 1954

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flvft. K X' A '-nluwm. H.-,mg A .J ".. fat.. .I A ... .I'-1 ., l As the last rose of summer was left standing with- out a rose bud around, and leaves of golden color were scattered all about, the "Famous Forty One"-Freshies, of course invaded the shining halls of Ol' T.H.S. It was 1951, and our chance, at last, to become active members of Trafford High School. We started the year with high hopes for the four long years ahead. We elected a president: Jim Walko, and a vice-president: Dolly Czapor, a secretary: Loretta Vaccaro, and a treasurer: Leonard Colangelo. The first event listed on our agenda was a class party. Surprisingly, this party, our first, was a success. The sec- ond party was "real great". It was held February 15, the day after St. Valentine's Day, and even at that late date a few new "sweethearts" were found. We were kept plenty busy with Miss Bierer's English and Latin I classes. The poor commercial students were "utterly flabbergasted by a new fangled math course called JBT. While in such deep concentration we found to our dismay that we had lost a few students: Charlie Stan- ley left to attend school at Ginter, Pa., and Bernie Desmond left to join the Navy later. But to make up for that loss, handsome and likeable Roland Dobos ioined our "great group". Throughout the year our class was outstanding in the sports' field, having contributed their share to football and basketball teams, and also to track and baseball. These boys, we knew, would prove themselves worthy material for building winning teams. At the end of the year we found that exemptions from final tests were few and far between but we had "great expectations" for the coming year. Il Well, can you beat that! Here we are, SOPHOMORES! We iust couldn't believe that all of us made it. Of course, as always, we started this year off with a bang. Some teachers called it an explosion almost as great as the A- bomb, In late September we elected our class officers. Little Dolly Czapor, who proved to be bigger than we thought, was president, other omcers were: Betty Petrina, vice-presi- dent: Lois Wanner, secretary, Rose Bucar, a very efficient treasurer. Our student council representatives were Jackie Pratt, Ed, Krcelic, Pat Prines, and Chuck Jones. The Sophs, of course, again contributed to the football team the "divine nine": Joe "Ears" Frydrych, Mike Di Cesare, Kenny "Beans" Kinley, Don "Bull" Lintner, Roland lftlf' If0l"7 cf... om... "Rollo" Dobos, Don "Toad" Hopkins, Barry "Boody" Brickel, Jim Furimsky, and John "Shorty" Hartzer, We added Betty Petrina to the ranks of our high step- ping maiorettes. We also had a group of "mad musicians" as band members: Len Colangelo, Jackie Pratt, Walter Trkula, Lois Wanner, and Gertrude Meager. Adding a touch of class to the band was our cute little color guard, Dolly Czapor. In October's bright blue weather we staged a bake sale as one of our many "raise more money campaigns". The sale . . . poor Mr. Horlick . . . he was almost at his wit's end before the day was over. You're wrong! We weren't destructive at all, we iust pestered him until he bought one of our "giant size" chocolate cakes for the very small price of two dollars and fifty cents-tax free. We made thirty dollars and could have made more only we ran out of "goodies". During football season in one of our pep rallies we found out that we really had talented actors in our class. Miss Bierer probably gave up trying to teach us Latin and turned her class into a dramatic skit for the "good of the cause". ln the course of the year we gained a promising addi- tion to our class. His name was Chuck Jones, better known as "Buck", Buck is a typical high school boy: very tall, blue eyes, blond hair. He became a promising artist for our school paper the Tomahawk, and helped with the back- drop for the minstrel, in fact he designed and painted it. Buck also was a type setter and ticket printer with his partner Ed. Krcelic. Both boys gave up their free time most willingly to help out on the Tomahawk. Our sophomore basketball players were Bob Mathias, Bill Henkel, Barry Brickel, Denny Robinson, Jim Furimsky, Leonard Colangelo, and Ed. Krcelic. These boys really helped the team, Bob Mathias, only a sophomore, played for the varsity and was the top scorer with a total of 239 points. Brickel, Colangelo, Furimsky, Robinson, Henkel, Kinley, Hopkins, and Mathias helped the junior varsity come out even with eleven wins and eleven losses. Brickel had a total of 197 points as highest scorer: then followed Colangelo, Robinson, and Furimsky with 134, 127, and 99 points respectively. Mathias scored 29 points in the first game. Ed, Krcelic devoted his time to helping Mr. Trem- bath as manager. Barry Brickel was manager for the iunior high basketball team. The baseball team was blessed with five sophomores: Hopkins, Lintner, Brickel, Furimsky, and Kinley. They filled vacancies in infield and outfield posts. Kinley, Brickel, Lintner, Mathias, Colangelo, and Furimsky added that extra sparkle to the track team. Our girls should not be forgotten either. On the G.A.A. volleyball and basketball teams were Patty Erwin, Dolores Fedor, Dorothy Fedor, Joann Gotch, Jan lovino, Tance Leffier, Gertrude Meager, Mary Lou Merritts, Jackie Pratt, Eleanor Radosh, Pat Reed, and Lois Wanner. The girls who had enough points received, as an award, a chenille letter with G.A.A. printed in brown. ln the inter- class basketball team the "eight fates" were: forwards- Jan lovino, Lois Wanner, Pat Reed, and Gertrude Meager: guards-Pat Erwin, Dolores Fedor, Tance Leffier, and Eleanor Radosh, Romance also played a part in our every day lives. Couples frequently seen during the year were Elly and Mike, Rose and Rich, Pat and Bill, Jackie and Ruck, Dolly and Bud, Barry and Anna Mae, Pat and Jim, Bunny and Yunny, and of course we couldn't forget those three new fContinued on page 22D

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