Trott Vocational High School - Trottarian Yearbook (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Class of 1954
Page 1 of 52
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Text from Pages 1 - 52 of the 1954 volume:
On behalf of the faculty, I would like to offer to the
graduating class our congratulations and sincere
wishes for success in life. May you leave Trott
secure in the belief that we have done all in our
power to prepare you for the vocation you have cho -
sen or the studies which you will continue to pursue,
and we know that you will strive to live up to the
greatest of our expectations . "
E. P. sharp, Principal
Trott had two new additions to its faculty this year, Mr. Bernard
Check and Mr. William O'Connell. Mr. Check played varsity foot-
ball for Niagara University while studying there, and Mr. O'Com1ell
played varsity basketball for Canisius. Both were welcomed warmly
by Trott's sport-minded student body . Mr. Check and Mr. O'Connell
are pictured at the right.
Other faculty members pictured below, from left to right are: Charles Alsworth,
Eugene Bruce, Leslie Clark, Herbert Downs, James Finger, Kenneth Garrecht, Edward
Hudspith, Alexander Korsh, Milton Krum, Fred Layo. Bottom row: Frank McAuliffe,
Lynd Marlette, George Meyers, Newell Meyers, Stephen Polniak, Clarence Schuster,
Harold Thielking, George Thorn, Patrick Toole, James Walz. Not pictured is Mr.
LET'S ALL CHEER FOR TROTT ...........
and with the band pictured below as they gather around t
their leader and instructor, Mr. Urynawka, we will
have competent support. Without the band, our
assemblies would have been dull indeed. And i XX
with the vocal joining in by the students when l r
the songs were sung, it's a wonder the roof
didn't cave in.
Band members, bottom to top are:
George Mayer, August Siuta,
Clifford and Herb Pfuhl,
Ron Ferchen, Harold
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Conchita Martin, Joann Bir A
mingham and Barbara Reed,
sparked many a falling spirit
on field or court, while station
T R-O -T-T's Jimmie Carter
belabored our ears during the
noon lunch hour with his par-
ticular, and we may add,
peculiar, taste in music. But
what would we do without
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playing was brilliant. Tonawanda, our
next opponent, manhandled us offensively and defensively. Of that game, nothing more can
be said. Our tie with Kenmore was the climax of the season. Though the game was scoreless,
in the face of Kenmore's evident pre-game superiority, it was a team victory for us with every-
one turning ina fine job. Our loss to La Salle was a heartbreaking blow to our inflated ego after
the Kenmore game. As a result, we were so mad that our next opponent, Dunkirk, caught the
full blast of our anger. We ran up, inthat game, the highest score Trott had ever piledup in the
Niagara Frontier League. But then came our perennial enemy, NFHS, to defeat us in the last
encounter of the season.
"The 1953 football team was the best we have had in five years ."
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE TROTT-HIGH SCHOOL GAME: Russel Stenzel carrying the ball ,
with the aid of his blockers, Frank Booth, jim Marijlo, and Ron Corsaro. Take the bitter
with the sweet, final tally - High School 26, Trott 0.
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Left to right bottom: R. Carsaro, B. Parkhill, M. DeFranco, B. Smith, Captains R. Stenzel, A. Hanse, I. Marillo, A.
Panepinto, D. Pietras, R. Guerrucci, M. Hansen, F. Gabrielli, I. Ball. Second row: Coach Bruce, G. Carsaro, F. Tor-
casio, C. Hazlett, R. Goupil, D. Johnson, W. Miller, M. DiPietro, R. Downie, E. Tovmsend, H. House, G. Bush, G.
Adams, Assistant Manager L. Pacifico, Manager M. Stepanian. Third row: G. Sheperd, F. Polley, B. Crossley, F. Fabin
R. Townsend, F. Cherello, J. Meitz, D. Casher, J. Metro, F. Fazzolari, J. Bush, R. Pullo, F. Markle, F. Booth, B.
Game, G. Mayer, I. Hall, Coach Mazza, E, Fornoth, Coach Layo.
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tock, Frank Fabin, Don Hartwig. Second row: Al
Daniels, Ken Buck, Eugene Cizek, Charles Davis,
Garry O'Sullivan. Third row: Larry Maloney, Gene
Palazzo, Constantinokosini, Otis Phelps, Jim Mon-
aghan, Bill Gain.
VARSITY fabovej Ralph Guerrucci, Bob Mauro,
IerryBarksda1e, Jim Reed. frearj Manager Eugene
Ellis, John Smith, Nate Smith, Russ Stenzel,
Coach Milt Krum.
Jump ball picture at left from Trott-High School
game: John Smith, Jerry Barksdale, Bob Mauro
fjumpingj, Jim Reed.
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-',.',', TENNIS Glenn Shepeid, Mr. Finger, Glenn Richardsonf Tom Craver,
'-23 Harry Peckham, Francis Stecher, Harold Pegg.
" Q GOLF Harry Pegg, Victor Kaczynski, Graham Munsel, John Siedlecki
Standing: John Adams, Robert Narkiewicz, Richard Alviti, Raymond
Pavlak, Harold Shuman, Richard Butler.
Howard St. john sets a new school record for the 220 - 23 sec-
onds, in the meet against La Salle May 4th, The old record was
23 .5, Bill Smith's run. john Siedlecki placed third in this event.
Final tally for the meet - Trott 63, La Salle 41.
TRACK TEAM R. Townsend, E. Holstrom, F. Markle, H. Pfuhl, J. Cody, R. Corsaro, R.
Smith, H. McClintock, B. Parkhill, R. Graziano, A. Panepinto, C. Hazlett, J. Siedlecki
Second row: G. Mayer, F. Booth, N. Apigian. J. Ball, E. Trunzo, D. Pietro, M. Hansen
J. McCoy, F. Gabrielli, T. LaSalle, R. Paolini, T. Guyatt, M. DeFranco. Third row:
J. Pogano, B. Geedy, W. Miller, T. Humphrey, S. Gianin, K. Buck, R. Pullo, F. Polley
L. Coriere, F. Cherello, D. Culver, A. Garabedian. Fourth row: W. Game, L. Valen-
tino, J. Landeen, V. Crossley, D. Jensen, J. Bush, J. Neri. Fifth row: J. Siuta, R.
Montanan, R. Alviti.
Milt Krum ' s baseball team batted
.384 for the season with 5 wins,
1 tie, 81osses. The team cli-
maxed the season by winning the
Section AA championship over
Hamburg, 4 to O. Picturedbelow
is Captain Robert Mauro present-
ing the trophy to Mr. Sharp . Mr.
Krum looks on.
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-OF THE MANY, MANY THINGS THAT TOOK PLACE IN TI-IE HALLS OF TROTT THIS YEAR. . .
THE DANCES, BEYOND DOUBT,
WERE EVENTS of the first magnitude,
and most encouragincg. The saying
went: "you can't have ances at Trott,
no one will come ." A small group of
Carpentgy seniors, Rizzo, Pastizzo,
Schiro, owell, with an able assist by
many others, spark-plugged the dances
which repudiated the skeptics . The
dances held, when one considers the
almost insurmountable odds against
them, were successful, as financial
ventures and above all, in the student
tum out. Serenaded by the sweetest
music east of the Erie tracks and
south of the Gas station, everyone,
including the faculty chaperones, had
a good time . With the precedent set,
and the doubting Thomases making a
quick shuffle to smiling cheshires, we
hope we will see much more of the
THE MOST PA RTICIPATED IN EVENT
of the year was the Intramurals. Un-
der the sincere encouragement and able
guidance of Coach Bruce, the gym was
illed to near capacity after school hours
as the intramural teams battled it out,
and while the clamorous student spec-
tators vociferously debunked the e e-
phantine grace of the faculty team,
namely Messrs . Layo, Check, O'Con-
nell, and Polniak. Everyone had a
good time, whether victorious as in the
case of the Machine shop team, or in
losing. Pictured to the right are the In-
tramural champs: standing are Garry
O'Sullivan, Hubert Bass, Tony Troia,
Jim Monaghan, George Cashier, and Don
Hartwig. Kneeling are Garry jourdain,
Chas. arlino, Ken Wendt, Art Downie
and Albert Daniels .
ONE OF THE MOST MOVING EVENTS OF THE YEAR
was the retirement of our beloved custodian, Mr. Mor-
rison. Mr. Morrison had been with the Trott Vocational
High School since its opening day in 1928. He had
served as custodian inother schools in the system prior
to this time. His quiet dignity, flashes of humor, and
Anglo -Celt-Scot erudition Qthat some of his poetry had
been published was unknown to many of Trott's stu-
dentsj will be missed. His example may very well
serve as an inspiration to those who were fortunate enough
to know him. He is pictured at the rightbeingpresented
a war bond by Mr. Sharp on behalf of the faculty.
BY FAR THE MOST EXCITING EVENT OF THE YEAR
was the annual Student Council elections. The like of
the campaigns hadnotbeen seen in Trott's halls before.
Bush-Mayer-LaGatta and party did not have the secret
weapon of the "Your Party, " namely, feminine appeal.
With Conchita Martin pulchritudinously- gracing the bal-
lot, the voting became a landslide for Panepinto and
crowd. Pictured to the right are President-elect Pane-
pinto, outgoing President Rizzo, and the defeated Presi-
dential candidate, Bush. In the foreground are the Your
Party supporters Stewardson and Silvus. 'I'he only thing
missing in the campaign promises was a ten month va-
cationg among others: three to four page weekly paper,
bigger yearbooks, dancing more often as school spon-
sored events, etc., all with less burdening of the fac-
ulty. Question of the hour - will the Your Party forget
THE MOST UNUSUALANDINTERESTING EVENT was
the hypnotic exhibition by Ali Pasha, nee'joe La Monica
Joe put on an exhibition of magic and hypnotism that
left many of the students gasping and some of them who
participated, bewildered. While in a hypnotic trance
they could not remember what they had done which was
so amusing. Pictured below on the way up to the stage
seemingly against his will, is Arthur Ellsworth. Al-
ready on the stage, and in a trance are David Ishman,
extreme left, and Walter jasenski, extreme right.
Others are not identified.
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AND THEN WE WERE GRADUATED ...... and came into our
own!!! The dignified aplornb of the graduating seniors above
is hardly compatible with the mixed feelings of exuberance
below as they prepared for the graduating exercises. Pic 'E
tured above left to right first row' Anderson Ricotta, Mi-
travich Antonucci Smith Hathaway Bruno Marsh, Pyra,
Waite Blakely Connally Tuttle Scibilia Nelson, and
Richardson Second row' Goupil Amendt Ellis, Beutel,
Desabrais Pending Ocejo Piotrzkowski Powell Schiro.
Stepanian Vitagliano Pastizzo Panza Henneman, and
Rizzo Third row Perri Soro Schroeder LaFren1er,Lucore,
Siford Stenzel Dovmie R Crogan Mueller Taylor,
Downie P Meritt Naus Siedlecki and Retzlaff
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ALLEN AMENDT, Carpentry, Camera Club,
JAMES BLAKELY. Welding. Football,
SALVATORE BRUNO, Machine, Camera Club
JAMES BEUTEL, Carpentry.
JAMES CARTER, Electric, Newspaper,
Noon Radio, Ring and Gift Committee .
ROBERT CLEMENTS, Electric, Student
Council, Secretary of the Senior Class,
LEONARD CONNALLY, Welding. Student
Council, Ring and Gift Committee .
EDWARD CROGAN, Auto. Track, Civil
Defense, Student Council, All-Star
RAYMOND DESABRAIS, Carpentry, Yearbook
PETER DOWNIE, Electric, Newspaper.
fembr Clam RICHARD DowNrE, Auto, Basketball, T
Tennis, Football, Civil Defense, Student
Council, Track, Ring Committee.
EUGENE ELLIS, Carpentry, Baseball, Bas-
ketball, Manager Football Team, Base- T
ball Coach, President of the Senior Class,
Jossm FENDmG, Carpentry. L
RICHARD GOUPIL. Welding. Basketball,
GERALD HATHAWAY, Drafting .
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RICHARD HENNEMAN, Carpentry, Base-
ball, Ring Committee.
RALPH LA FRENIER, Auto, Track, Civil
Defense, Student Council, Ring Com-
KENNETH LUCIER, Drafting. Tennis, Ring
Committee, Senior Gift. '
'THOMAS LUCORE, Auto, Student Cotmcil,
Chair Committee .
EARL MALONEY, Machine, Basketball, Foot
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PAUL MUELLER, Welding .
JOSEPH OCEJO, Carpentry, Manager JV
JOHN PASTIZZO, Carpentry, Sportsmanship
Council, Student Council, Dance Com-
FRANK PANZA, Carpentry, Tennis Manager
JOSEPH PERRI, Auto, Civil Defense, Stu-
dent Council, Chair Committee.
JOSEPH PIOTRZKOWSKI, Carpentry, Chair
HARRY POWELL, Carpentry, Dance Com-
mittee, Senior Gift Committee, Vice
President Senior Class .
EDWARD PYRA, Machine, Bowling.
KENNETH RETZLAFF, Electric, Band,
ANTHONY RICOTTA, Drafting. Student
GLENN RICHARDSON, Machine, Tennis,
Football Manager, Bowling, Senior Gift
DOMONICK RIZZO, Carpentry, Sportsman-
ship Council, Student Council President,
Dance Committee Chairman, Yearbook.
NEIL SCHIRO, Carpentry, Student Council,
Dance Committee, Ring Committee .
DAVID SCHROEDER, Carpentry. Basketball
Secretary Student Council .
EUGENE SCIBILIA. Drafting. Band, Student
JOHN SIEDLECKI, Electric, Student Council
Football, Track, Golf, Newspaper.
RONALD SIFORD, Auto, Civil Defense,
Chair Committee .
RUSSELL STENZEL, Auto, Football, Bas-
ketball, Track, Student Council, Civil
Defense, 'Ring Committee, Chair Com-
MICHAEL STEPANIAN, Carpentry, IV Foot-
ball, Manager Football and Basketball
Teams, Dance Committee.
GEORGE TAYLOR, Millwright. Student
Council, Ring Committee.
5, Football, Band, Student
Council, Senior Ring
.l 1 Committee, Yearbook. 'E sl-
Carpentry, Basketball .
RICHARD CODY, Drafting
I DAVID WAITE, Machine,
GALE HAIGH, Machine .
SAMUEL SORO, Auto, Track,
Senior Class Treasurer.
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