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Sophomore class to sponsor a skating party. Barbara Ferguson left us at the end
of the year.
When our Junior year rolled around the time seemed to go faster and faster.
Some of the highlights of the year were: Our play, "Desperate Ambrose", receiving
our class rings, the Junior-Senior Reception, a Skru-Ball game, sponsored by us,
and most of all the realization that the coming year would mean that we would at
last be "Seniors," We received two new students, Esther Van Meter from Warren
and Hazel Girdham from Ohio.
Then the great day came, when we entered Union Center as "Seniors". We
started out the year by trying to think of ways to make money to go on our trip.
We started right away on our play, which was, "His Nam-e Was Aunt Nellie," given
on October 24, 1950. In the meantime there were other things to do such as getting
our pictures taken, selling Christmas Cards, getting ads for our annual, ordering
our caps and gowns, invitations and name cards, and getting out our school paper
every month. A lot of the activities we had were for acquiring money for our
Senior trip, which promised to be a trip that we will always remember. We also
received into our number a newcomer, Wayne Willett from Arkansas.
And then the memorable day of graduation, and after twelve years, we leave
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Helen Herndon, Secretary
Carl Anderson, Treasurer
Joe Huffman, Vice-Pres.
Shirley Bumgarner, Pres.
Under Miss Martin, we started our first year, thirteen strong. The beginning
students were: Jed Burnau, Terry Bowman, Hal Platt, Robert Cayot, Helen Newhard,
Marilyn Harnish, Shirley Bumgarner, Dolores Willson, Alma Kumfer, Babe Eichhorn,
Jim Weikel, Lee Hoopingarner, and Paul Elliot. During the year Joan and Joe
Huffman joined us from Putt school and George Ertel from Rockcreek.
With Miss Martin still as our teacher, we started the second grade. There were
no newcomers, but Lee Hoopingarner left us at the end of the year to go to Rockcreek.
As we journeyed to the third grade, we found we had a new teacher, Mrs. Swank,
and when we entered the fourth grade we found Mrs. Eberhart was to be our
teacher. There were no newcomers during the third and fourth grades, but Alma
Kumfer left us in the third grade.
During the fifth year, with Miss Boyd as our teacher, Carl Anderson and Marilyn
Moore entered our class from Hillcrest, and Bill Gephart from Ossian.
Mrs. Hammond was our teacher for the sixth grade, with no newcomers that year.
In the seventh grade we had that wonderful sensation of being moved upstairs,
with Mr. Wall as our teacher. This year we received a new student, Eugene Norris
from Huntertown. We also lost a student, Dolores Willson, who moved to Huntertown.
In the eighth grade, Mr. AWall was still our teacher, with two newcomers,
Rosalyn Stahl from Markle and Shirley Perry from Fort Wayne. Shirley left us
at the end of that year.
The nineth grade rolled around and we had the wonderful feeling of being in
high school. This year's new students were Wilma Quinn and Barbara Ferguson.
At the end of the year Jim Weikel, Marilyn Harnish, and Wilma Quinn left
Union Center. '
The Sophomore year wasn't as thrilling, but we turned out to be the first
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We, the Senior Class of 1951, County of Wells, State of Indiana, being of sound
mind and body, after four strenuous years, find it necessary to leave our outstanding
faults and virtues to other members of the student body. We do hereby make,
publish, and declare this to be our Last Will and Testament.
I, Carl Anderson, will a good portion of my weight to Bob Dafforn.
I, Terry Bowman, will my ability to be mischievous to Dick Youkey.
I, Shirley Bumgarner, will my nickname "Squirrely" to Eunice Bradburn, and
I hope it brings her a lot of good luck.
I, Bob Cayot, will my ability to fight to Don Taylor.
O bl, Chuck Dennis, will my ability to skate backwards and forwards to Bernard
I, Babe Eichhorn, will Dick Couch to Peggy Thoma.
I, Hazel Girdham, will my little feet to Violet Pope.
I, Helen Herndon, will my ability to have a special school bus every Friday
night to Shirla Anderson.
I, Joan Huffman, will my place in the sextet to Nancy Bowman, and I hope she
enjoys it as much as I have.
I, Joe Huffman, will my musical ability to Rex Brown.
I, Esther Lahr, will my ability to stick to one man to Marilyn Eckelbarger.
I, Marilyn Moore, will my ability to set by Wayne Willet in bookkeeping class
to Alice Fritz.
I, Eugene Norris, will my red hair to John Hanauer.
I, Hal Platt, will my ability to get a haircut each week to Don Carl.
I, Rosalyn Stahl, will my ability to eat all the time and still stay thin to
I, Wayne Willett, will my ability to play the guitar to Charles Wheeler.
To the School we leave our appreciation of our education and the good times
we have had throughout the years.
To the Faculty we give our appreciation of their wonderful patience.
To the Juniors we will our ability to produce a good school paper.
To the Sophomores we will our ability to work hard at all our goals.
To the Freshmen we will our good behavior throughout our high school years.
Signed, sealed, published and declared, by the sixteen members mentioned
above, to be our Last Will and Testament, we do hereby set our seal on this ifirlst
day of February, 1951, at Union Center School, County of Wells, and State of Indiana.
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