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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
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.
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
"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,
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
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
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
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