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We the Vandahte staff, have worked together ln a
muted effort to make 111115 Vandahte a 11-ue record of the
1955 56 school yea.r We have attempted to recapture
moments and events of Van I-hgh School
We used for our theme th1s year "Off The Record a
muslcal mterpretatlon of school llfe In th1s theme we
emphaslzed the classroom act1v1t1es, smce students spend
agreater part of thexr school 11fe ln the classroom We
have tr1ed to get as many students as poss1b1e mto the
plctures but at the same tlme, a record of the act1v1t1es
of the students rather than students 1nd1v1dua11y IS the
In preparmg th1s yearbook we knew that It would re
mam as a record for students and as the1r most pr1zed
possesslon for years to come and thus have endeavored to
cover all 1mportant events We smcerely hope that lt
w11l be enjoyed now and ln the years ahead when we shall
look back upon th1s year as h1story, but h1story that w1ll
never be forgotten because lt rs permanently recorded ID
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What could be more f1tt1ng than to dedxcate our yearbook to a
great teacher and a great person M1ss .Tuha Machotka
Nobody could have devoted her 11fe more completely to servlce
than she d1d Most of her l1fe was spent he lp1ng others Young
people 1n partmcular came to her for counsel
Th1s page as a rnemonal can never do justlce to the good she
d1d but It IS offered as a slncere tr1bute to the memory of a be
M155 Machotka 1S shown
w1th Jmmmy Thompson, slide
rule contestant, at the s tate
meet Mr Harpy Thompson 1S
shown at the left
Miss Machotka p a u s e s in
front of the faculty club on her
way to school to make a snow-
Mlss Machotka at the wheel, dr1ves some students to the
state meet 1n Aust1n
This building houses the first five grades
where the foundation is laid for the years to come
in Van Schools.
Students Are Proud of
Their Modern Facilities
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
This 15 the stepping stone from grade school
to high school where students are prepared to
meet the obstacles of higher learning
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
After spending four of their happiest years 1n this building students have
a broade r knowledge of such subjects as Engl1sh mathematics science
business Journalism, band, agriculture and shop 5
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Uur Record Begins To Play
Future Homemakers learn to prepare and
serve meals and sew The Future Homema
kers of America meet at the cottage
Assembly is held each Thu rs d ay in the
auditorium, which IS used for public rneetlngs
as well as school events
SNAC K BAR
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I- ' . Q lf Qi Snackbar keeper, Mrs Irene Gentry, takes
! B 'Q E care of the between meal needs of students
VOC ATIONAL BUILDING
Providing t r a i n i n g in varied vocations,
this building houses the gymnasium agricul-
ture, shop, and band departments
On The Van Hzgh Campus
A non prof1t orgamzatxon p re p a re s and
serves students and teachers hot meals The
cafeterxa was completed 1n 1954
Housmg the smgle women teachers 1S Van s
BUS LOADING RAMP
Students are shown under the loadmg ramp
as they prepare to board the bus s e s atthe
close of another school day.
rephca of Mount Vernon Connected onto th1s
bu1ld1ng 1S an apartment for the supermten
dent and fam1ly Bachelor and marned cou
ples wlthout ch1ldren are housed 1n another
structure behmd the bu1ld1ng
The bus s hed serves as a garage for the
12 Van busses, 11 of which are used for taking
students to and from school, while the other
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Located in the administration building are
the tax office and the superintendent's office.
. . . . FIELD HOUSE
This bu1ld1ng was completed 1n 1954,
Completed in 1954 to seat approximately
2500, the football stadium is the sight of home
football games track, and f1eld events
Also completed in 1954 is the field house,
which serves as dressing rooms for the Vandals
as well as visiting teams at the home games.
Bringing students safely to and from school
are top row Grady Evans Jack Yarbrough
Sh1rleyPa1mer OlenG1llent1ne Marvin Fisher,
Marlon Fisher and Cecil Ragain Bottom row
B ud Rhlnes, Milton Taylor, Waylon Gillentine
and Troy Shotts
Those who keep the campus clean are left to
Crocker R C Crim R A Tunnell,Marv1n
Tunnell and H C Camper
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Woodard and Martzn Head Counczl
Fmrst row left to r1ght Jlmmy Woodard presrdent, and Sue Martm secretary Second
row L1nda Landtr1p Lupe Mac1el Brenda Parham Lou Townley, Larry Dunn Jerry Stone
and Robby Tunnell Th1rd row John Stewart Charles Turner, Larry Murphy Weldon Stuck
land Shxrley Holland, F re dd1e Tunnell and Johnny Peden Not pxctured are B1lly Maddox
B111 G1les and Ann Muslc
Jlmmy Woodard and Sue Martln
lead the Student Counc1l of Van I-hgh
Th1S Counc1l has done much for the
betterment of our h1gh school It not
only helps wlth problems that arlse
be fo re the student body but lt has
helped the school For xnstance, last
summer the Counc1l redecorated the
halls of the hxgh s Cho ol They had
the floors t1led and a large Vandal
Head p lace d 1n front of the trophy
case Th1s project cost a p p r o x 1
mately S 900
The Team Behind The Team
The cheerleaders are left to rlght Lupe MaC1el Jun1or Murl
Cantrell Jun1or Sue Mart1n senlor head cheerleader Conn1e
Ol1ver sophomore and LaVerne Stone sen1or
LaVerne Conn1e Sue Murl and Lupe pause
durlng a ball game to shner and pose for the
Rousing pep in a crowd is
a hard Job but dur1ng football
season these f1ve busy glrls
make a determ1ned effort at
lt dur1ng the pep rall1es and
at the football games
Start1ng the last week 1n
June the cheerleaders n ect
lCXV1C? a week all summer to
practrce and makm up m v
One of the major Jobs of
the Cheerleaders to plan
the pep rally for the Grand
allne garne They ha
charge of decoratmg the gym
for that brg event
Another b1g Job the cheer
leaders hawe 1S decoratlng the
goal posts for each horne
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ASS1St3Y'lt Head Cheerleader
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Band Is Largest Organization
Frontrow leftto r1ght Sm1th,Mart1n Furrh Candler Kmghton MCKSHZIC Pool Chappell and Culver
Second row E Sm1th P Sm1th Spru1ell, Tunnell Myers, Hobbs Gahn J' Sm1th Defee Humphrey Dane
Rumbelow Peters and Thomas Th1rd row Cone, Senter Stewart Tunnell Lantrlp Deslotte Matthews,
Gamble Turner S Rodgers R Townley Null Russell Redmond Cupson F1fe Fenter and Fowler Fourth
row Hunt Stewart G1llent1ne Lowe M Rodgers H1ll B Wh1te F1ncher Lohr McA11ster M1lls Hopkms,
S1des K1ndle Hardw1ck Rhodes and Tankersley F1fth row J Pool Mart1n Bynum Stone and Carter
Standmg Mr Ross Hay Jordan Shelton Parker Dalley Hobbs and G11breath
Standlng left to r1ght are Tw1rlers Beverly Null Genle Rumbelow
Drum Major Barby Fowler Tw1rlers L1nda Lantr1p and Velv1 Thomas
Composed of 75 students the
members are proud of the fact
thatnearly 30070 of the band 1S on
the honor roll every s1x weeks
The band 1S composed of students
from the four h1gh school classes
and a few from the e1ghth grade
Dur1ng the1r regular class
per1od the band members prac
t1C9 for half t1me shows durmg
football season and after football
season rehearse 1ndoors on con
The band makes an average
of ten out of town tr 1p s dur1ng
the school year Some ofthe tr1ps
made are The Rose Parade The
Fat Stock Show and Homecommg
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The band sweetheart for 1955-l,956 is Barby
Fowler, senior. Barby is an all-round band student.
Besides being a good twirler and drum major, she
plays first alto-saxophone in the concert band.
A member of the band for six years, she was
selected as a twirler her sophomore year and drum
major her senior year.
In the Interscholastic League solo and ensemble
contests she has entered, Barby has won one first-
place medal with a saxophone solo and two first-
place medals in saxophone quartets.
Mr. Ross Hay,band director, conducts the band The band members are leaving the stands to do
during a last period rehearsal. a half-time show. In the foreground are Freeman
Kindle, Linda Pool, and Jerry Hunt. 13
"We're Singing The Blues"
First row fleft to rightlc Nancy Crow, Tillie Defee, Lou T ownley, Velvia Thomas, Frances Fowler,
Frances McKenzie, Howardine King, Zura Ann Shields, Margaret Yoes, and Fern Stone.
Second row: Carol Morris, Lucy Hayes, Charlotte Kiser, Beverly Null, Mary Rodgers, Dian Fife, Shara
Gillentine, Brenda Parham, Mildred Palmer, Jean Hobbs, Carolyn McNeill, and Dolores Black,
Third row: Anna Dailey, Maxine Baker, Dorothy C rone, Annette Peden, Patricia Russell, Billie McCaffree,
Shirley Holland, Mary Ann Smith, Mary Ann Maxfield, Sue Martin, Murl Cantrell, and Clova Preston.
Fourth row: Terry Carter, Billy Maddox, Donnie Pyron, Ronald T anke r s le y, Charles Dunn, Nathal
McAlister, Lehman Spruiell, Lynn Spruiell, Jimmy Henderson, and Dan Parker,
The Van High School Choir has been less active
this year than in years past. At the beginning of this
school year the choir was under the direction of Miss
Agnes Weeks, but during the second semester the choir
had a la rge number in attendance, but due to lack of
robes, its number was cut to 43 members.
The choir presented part of the annual Christmas
Shown at the right are Carol M o r ris and Nathan
McAlister, who are members of the choir. They are
also members of the All-State Choir.
Vandal Voice, Vandalite Rate Tops
joumahsm students are fseatedj Tllhe Defee Lupe Maclel, Sandra Rodgers Don Chand
ler, and Marcus Fmcher
QStandmgj Ann Muslc Lxnda Culver Connle O11ver Carolyn Fenter Bettle GIPSOD Genre
Rumbelow Dan Parker jerry Lang Zura Shxelds Charlotte G11breath B111y Maddox, and
Mr Claude Sumerhn, sponsor
For the second year rn a row, the
Joumahsm class can 11st as therr most
outstandmg accompllshment the wm
nmg of a plaque at the Texas Hlgh
School Press ASSOCl3t1OU for the best
Vandahte won an All Texas ratxng 1n
the yearbook contest
Four members of the yearbook staff
and therr sponsor attended the Steck
C11n1c ln Austm durlng September to
leam ways to lmprove the Vandahte
Cruz Macxel Truman Mlzzles, and Ivan Johnston admrre
Joyce W1111s' fourth place BdltOI'131C91'tlf1C3.tE from T H S P A
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Future Homemakers of Amer1ca offxcers are left to r1ght L1nda Culver
reporter MaryDane C1V1l defense cha1rman Ann Warren treasurer Barbara
Crow v1ce pres1dent Lmda Sm1th h1stor1an Betty H111 song leader Ga1l1a
Moon secretary Betty G 1p s o n parl1amentar1an Donna Cox pres1dent Ann
Muslc Student Councll representat1ve and Conn1e Ol1ver second V1Ce pres1
The Future Homemakers of Amenca s pur
poses are to promote a growmg apprec1at1on of
the Joys and Sat1Sf6Ct1OHS of homemakmg to em
phas1ze the 1mportance of worthy home member
sh1p to encourage democracy 1n home and com
mun1ty l1fe to work for good home and fa m 1ly
Pac k1ng sweets to be taken to the Terrell
State Hosp1tal as a Future Homemaker project
are Ga1ll1a, Zura Ann, Connle Max1ne and Char
l1fe for all to promote 1nternat1onal good w1ll
to foster the development of creat1ve leadersh1p
1n home and commumty l1fe, to prov1de whole
some 1nd1v1dual and group recreat1on and to fur
Preparlng to sew 1n the homemakmg I class
are Ann, Dolores, Margaret, and Carolyn
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Future Farmers of Ame ric a officers are Cleft to right, Larry Edwards,
sentinelg Pat Goodson, vice-president: Ray Parks, reporte rg Bobby Stone,
presidentg .Timmy Stephenson, treasurerg Gene Russell, secretaryg and John
Stewart, Who's Who in Agriculture.
All the boys of the Future Farmers of America
train for the many things that will be nefit our
country in the future, they are playing an irnpor-
tant role for our country.
Three years of agriculture are offered, with
The Agriculture I class is demonstrating the
of laying hens.
each class having different studies. Every boy
is required to have an outside project. The Fu-
ture F a rme r s enter various judging contests.
Field trips are also taken by the agriculture
classes. During field trips, cattle, pastures, and
other agricultural interests are inspected.
Terry Carter is shown with his
caLf he took for a project, while
Charles Crone helps,
Members of the Span1shClub, left to right An
nette Peden R obe rt Staton and J e an Smith are
shown watching Dian Fife break the Pinata at one of
their gay Spanish parties The Spanrsh Club has 54
paid members They study the l1fe and language of
the Spanish people, and sometimes celebrate with
parties like theirs
QUARTER BACK CLUB
The 1955 Vandal A and B football teams are en
Joying a banquet given them by the Quarte rbaCkC 11-lb
This club meets every Tuesday during football sea
son and views the rnov1es of the p re viou s Friday
night s game Cecil Pyron is president
VHS Students Enjoy
The 1955-56 Future Teache rs Club has been
growing constantly, for the last five years. There
are now 30 paid members. Eddie Cone is the presi-
dent' and DonnaCox, vice-president' and Howardine
King secretary and treasurer
Each year the F T A Club sends representatives
to the State Convention.
Shown 15 a scene from the SpeechClub play Yo
Can't T ake It With You Members Qleft to rrght
are Frances Knighton, Marcus Fincher Charle
Dunn Genie Rumbelow Donald Parham Billie Mc
C affree, Eddie Cone B1llG1le s and Dian Fife
Proceeds went to the redecoration of the dressin
rooms in the audrtorium
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Mrs. Tom E1der's English IV class is shown
busily at work.
Miss Faye Terry observes her Typing I class
as they work on a daily assignment.
Lynn Spruiell administers the oath to Nancy
C row while members of the jury and Judge Splawn
look on during a scene take n from the trial of
Charles Crone in Mr. Moore's civic class.
fBelowJ Weldon Strickland points out coun-
tries on the map in world history while Mr. Mc-
Kibben and other students look on.
fBelow, Mr. Warren's plane geometry class
presents a comedy play in assembly. Some of
the characters are Dorothy Crone, Rosie Furrh,
Sandra Rodgers, and Lynn Spruiell.
Mrs Gllchrest, secretary to the pr1nc1pal
answers the te lephone wh1le Mary Maxfle ld refers
to the student f1le and Murl Cantrell helps Ann
Skmner Wlth her absence excuse
Tun T1mmons Jerry Wyatt Charles McCaf
free, DaV1d Br1tton Larry Dunn and .Terry West
work on drawmgs as Mr George Blackburn m
B1lly Maddox and Fredd1e Tunnell use tram
1ng dev1ces wh1le a group of Mr Stalhngs drwers
educat1on students look on
Mr Dunn, ass1stant l1brar1an, stamps Barby
Fowler s book wh1le V1rg 1n1a Fowler and Sue
Martm look on
Mr McClellen s general sc1ence class works
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from the board 1D physxcs as Mr Martm Gr1ff1th
1nstructor looks on
Cheerleaders Sue Martin LaVerne Stone Lupe
Maciel Murl Cantrell, and Connie Oliver are pic-
tured wrapping the goal posts for one of the home
Students enjoy sale of valentlnes
wh1ch were a penny a p1eCe as votes for
K1ng and Q ue e n of Hearts cand1dates
From left to r1ght are Eugene Stuck
land Conn1e Ol1ver Mary Jones Nancy
Leamons and Harold Nxpp
Weldon Str1ckland Foy Bmggs
Glor1aBeggs, J W F'enton,Joe Easley
nd Gene Lowe watch Johnny Lang,
center as he plays the record1ngs back
Wh1Ch were g1ven 1n Mr Sume rl1n s
Enghsh II class
Barbara Crow Jerry Rhlne s, and
Ga1l1a Moon are shown 1n a scene from
the Juxuor Play Take Your Med1c1ne
S1tt1ng at the front table are from
left to r1ght Frank Hall Frances Mc
Kenz1e Lou Townley andFrnnces Fow
ler as they exarnme a frog and beg1n to
d1SS8Ct1t Students 1n the background
work on other projects
A group of students are shown watchmg a mov1e
1n the v1sual educat1on room Notlce the expressmons
""" of deep concentratmn
DonChandler and Sandra Rodgers co ed1tors
of the Vandal Vo1ce are shown rece1v1ng the f1rst
place award from the Texas I-hgh School Press
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Next to the wall are Ianell Hanna Jerry West Vel
V16 Thomas and Frances Fowler On the next row
are C harlene Martm, L1nda Srruth and .T 1mmy
P1ctured below are poetry readmg contestants
They are front row B1l11e McCaffree Al1ce Green
Frances Kmghton and Charles Dunn On the back
row from left to r1ght are B e ve r ly Null Patr1c1a
Russell, and Ann Warren
Spelhng tryouts were from left to r1ght front
table, Eugene Strxc kland, Conn1e Ol1var, Ga1ll1a
Johnson, and Ann Mus1c S1tt1ng at the bac k table
are, from left to r1ght, Lucy Hays, Lynn Spru1ell
Carolyn Fenter and Dorothy Crone
Ready Wfltlng contestants are from left to r1ght
Ga1l1a Moon, Lynda Str1nger Carolyn McNe1ll and
Number sense contestants are from left to r1ght
D1Ck16 Howe ll Jerry Perc1f1eld and Jerry Lang
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Tommy Cook Johnny Lang and Ivan J ohnston
Stand1ng are Johnny Peden Paul K1dd Lehman
Spru1ell and Jxmmy Woodard
g1onal c onte s t Seated from left to r1ght are Ann
M u s 1 c Conme Ol1ver Carolyn Fenter and Bett1e
GIPSOH Standmg are Joyce W1ll1S Sandra Rodgers
Charlotte Culbreath, Bxlly Maddox and L1nda Culver
Debate contestants are from left to rlght Betty
G1lley D1Ck1e Howell Genle Rumbe low and Don
M155 Wanda Manthey IS shown apply1ng make up
to Charles Dunn s face for the one act play The
Lottery Other members of the ca s t are front
Frances Kn1ghton, Barbara Culbreth B1ll1e McCaf
free Back B1lly G1les and DeVerle Earp
Shown below are typmg contestants Front row
from left to rxght are Ga1l1a Moon Sandra Rodgers
and Donna Cox On the back row are Mary Maxf1eld
and Murl Cantrell
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Left to r1ght are Zura Sluelds Sh1rley Rad
ford, and Norma Peden 1n a scene from Jane
Steps Out" a play presented 1n the assembly
program g1ven by the F utu re Homemakers
Left to r1ght are Charlotte Klser R xcha rd Lohr,
Eddxe Cone, Nathan McAl1ster and Don Chandler from
a scene from the Spamsh Club assembly program J
Dlan F1fe dlsplays a pos
ter represent1ng the elephant
type dr1ver durmg the dnvers
tra1n1ng assembly p r o g r a m
Pxctured to the left 1S Van s
popular g1rls tr1o These g1rls
have appeared on many as sem
bly programs and on telev1s1on
From left to r1ght are Barbara
Culbreth, Carol Morus Murl
Cantrell and Dorothy Crone
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costumes before the trad1t1onal Sad1e Hawl-uns
day race held at act1v1ty perlod
No assembly was gwen on th1s part1cular
Shown is the entire cast of the Speech Club
play, "YouCan'tTake It WithYou", which was
presented in the auditorium December Z.
Left to r1ght are Gary Hays Gerue Rumbe
low and Donald Parham 1n a s c ene from the
Speech Club play
Thursday when school was d1sm1ssed because """"'
of bad weather
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Create Spirit And Pep
Durxng the Hornecorrung pep rally, Howar Sue Martm re1gns as Horneconnng Queen
t th ll th rn before the Van
d1ne K1ng appears as M1ss Vandal V1ctory a e pep ra y 1n e gy
Grand Sal1ne ball game Other nornmees were
LaVerne Stone and Barby Fowler
Ex Vandals watch the pe
rally act1v1t1es before th
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McClellen p1le more Wood on
the bonf1re From left to r1ght
are Charlotte Klser Mr Ba
ker McClellen Mlke McClel
len Mr McC lellen s son
Horace Martm, Dav1d Malone
.Terry Wyatt, and Jerry West
Cheerleaders Lupe Mac1el
Murl C antrell Sue Martm
C onn1e Olwer, and LaVerne
Stone lead yells at the bonf1re
before the Grand Sal1ne ball
Jerry Wyatt, Jimmy Shortt,
and David Malone gather wood
for the bonfire.
Above Charles Crone and Mary Maxf1eld
Jun1or cand1dates were runners up wxth 157
Edd1e Woodard and Velv1a Thomas upper
r1ght were sophomore cand1dates
.T e r ry Don West and Lmda Sm1th repre
sented the Freshman Class
Let Me Call
Donme Pyron and B11l1e Sue McCaffree
sen1ors were announced as Kmg and Queen of
Hearts at the All I-hgh School party February
14 They rece1ved 359 votes whrch were a
pe nny each The Sen1or Class rece1ved the
vote money from each class wh1ch totaled
"Gone YVith The Wind"
"It's A Great Lifev
They Call Him Mr. Touchdown
'Ace In The Hole"
"With These Hands" GR.
Injuries Strike Early For ' 5 Vandals
Top row, left to right: Coach George Tuttle, Charles Malone, Weldon Strickland, Paul Kidd, James Splawn,
Jimmy Woodard,Nathan McAlister, Sammy Stanger, Johnny Peden, Bill Pool, Dale Fisher, and Coach Wiley
Warren. Middle row: Donald Mayo, Charles Turner, Jimmy Henderson, Ronald Murphy, Larry Edwards,
Lehman Spruiell, Charles Crone, Joe Clark, Jack Pool, and Manager Jerry Rhines. Bottom row: Freddie
Tunnell, Donald Parham, DeVerle Earp, Leonard Blackwell, Donnie Pyron, Harold Bullard, Kenneth Evans,
Tommy Cook, and Dickie Howell.
SEASON AT A GLANCE
Van Canton Here Sept.
Van Hawkins There Sept.
Van Pine Tree There Sept
Van Henderson Here Sept.
Van Royse City Here Oct.
Van Athens There Oct.
Van Waxahachie Here Oct.
Van Mineola There Nov.
Van Grand Saline Here Nov.
Van Wills Point Here Nov.
Injuries struck early for the 1955 Vandals as
Sammy Stanger, 190 pound All-District fullback and
signal caller, suffered a broken leg in a scrimmage
against Troup and was lost for the year. Without
Stanger and with several other men side lined at
time with injuries, the Vandals were never able to
hit the stride expected of them by many and wound
up with their worst season since 1950. It was the
first time in history that they had failed to win a
game on their home field.
The Vand als played close games with all of
th e i r non-conference foes e x c e p t Waxahachie.
Afte r dropping opening encounters to Canton and
Hawkins, the y came back to edge Pine Tree, 14-
1 3, and gain revenge for last year's stomping. They
lost to the strong Henderson Lions, 19-7, and then
tied Royse City, 7-7.
Opening conference play, the Vandals caught a
fired-up swarm of Athens Hornets and lost, 27-6.
After the 40-O non-conference loss to Waxahachie.
the Vand al s played one of their best games in
edging Mineola for their first conference win, ZO-
l3. Weldon Strickland scored twice and Evans once
a g a in s t the Yellowjackets. In the ir traditional
Homecoming game with Grand Saline, the Vandals
took a short-lived lead on a sneak by Jimmy Hen-
derson, but the Indians exploded for three touch-
d owns within three minutes be for e the half and
went on to win, 27-8.
In the ir final conference game against Wills
Point, the Vandals played inspired ball and led with
less than four minutes to go. Strickland, Kenneth
Evans, and Ronald Murphy scored for the Vandals.
Sammy Stanger Innmy Woodard
Senior Back Captam, 1954 S5
4-Year Letterman Senxor Tackle
A11-District, 1954 3 Year Letterman
junior Back Sophomore Back
1-Year Letterman 2-Year Letterman
Honorable Mention, 1955
Nathan McA11ster johnny Peden
Senxor Guard Junxor Guard
2 Year Letterman 2 Year Letterman
Honorable Mentlon, 1955
3 Year Letterman
3 Year Letterman
2nd All Dxstrlct, 1955
Dzckxe Howell Charles CYOUS
Senxor Center Junlof Tackle
1 Year Letterman 1 Year Letterman
Honorable MEUIIOD, 1955
1 Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
Larry Edwards Paul Kxdd
jumor Center JHYIIOI' Tackle
1-Year Letterman 2-Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
Lehman Sprulell DeVe1-le Earp
Semor Back Senior Guard
1 Year Letterman 1 Year Letterman
George Tuttle Frank Rlunes W11ey Warren
Coach 8 Years Manager 2 Years Coach 2 Years
I Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
Upper Left Me rn
e r s of the A football
team are shown Slttlh
x 1th thelr dads at a
banquet UIVCH by then-
Loxxer Left T a 1l
back Weldon Strmkland
Loxxer Rlffht Left
end C ha rle s Turner,
returnmv the k1CkOff
afvalnstthe Athens I-Ior
nets stumbles and falls.
Brzght Spots Few
Left Van pl a ye r s troop dejectedly
from the f1eld after losmfv to Athens 1D
then' conference opener Z7 6 Van sur
pr1se d the Hornets only tcn1porar1ly by
sh1ft1ng flonu the s1ngle vy1nO to the T
Ident1f1able frornleft to T1 htare B111 Pool
Ronald Murphy Harold Bullard Iohnny
Peden 66 hrnnay Henderson 36 Dale
r1sher 88 and Nathan NlCA11StGI' 73
Below Packlng then' ba vs for the
Plne Tree Game are Joe Clark Donald
Kennethlivans C,harlesCrone Paul K1dd
Weldon Stmckland Leonard Pwlaclcxxell
I1mn y Henderson and Hale Flsher
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Fullback Kenneth Evans ploxns lnto two
C a nton tacklers wlule 230 pound Nathan
lNlCAl1QtPTt131lS the play ready to throw 3
block Plus actlon occurred 1n a scrmm
nu a 0 ff ame xuth Canton wluch Van won
18 6 after loslnfv 1 levular season frame
to the Ea les
Vandal Bs Wm 6 Lose 2
Toi row left to rlght Coach M9301 Johnston, Fraz1er 5h1nn
Woodard bpluxell Par1sh Moore, Hall Carnble Coach Rholes Mlddlc
row Stevens,Brovvn,Sloan,b1kes Hudvr-ns Lowe T Tunnell T1n1mons
Bottomrow B1-1tton,N1pp W3lk9T,lNOTT1S B Tunnell Carter Black
SEAQON AT A GLANCE
Mlke Moore fumbles a fte r 1n'1l1n7 a
ood run and a f1TSt down Th1s was thm
f1TSt game afvamst Brownsboro s B team
The Van B team overpowered the Bears,
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B Maddox 106
Left to rxght Preston Gamble Larry Murphy Douglas Parmley Ronald Murphy J1mmy Woodard Charles
Turner, Lehman Spru1e1l B1lly Maddox, and Mgr Bxlly G1les In front 15 Coach Herb R1chardson
SEASON AT A GLANCE
B los som
W 1nsbo ro
Sp ruxe ll
Total Scormg Van 1 236 50 7 avr O p 1 64 48 6 avr
Conference Non Conference
T hey Oppone nt
Won Lost 14
After los1ng the f1rst four games the Vandals came back to capture second place m the Van Tournament
before los1ng to Athens m the f1nals They then slumped aga1n to lose three 1na row, before cl1pp1ng Canton
Entermg the Tyler Tourney Van lost to Lanev1lle, beat Chandler and lost to Cayuga Van then avenged the
loss to Cayuga by defeatmg them at Van W1lls Po1nt downed Van 1n the d1str1ct opener, then Van beat Grand
Sal1ne After 1ead1ng through three quarters at Athens the Hornets rallled to edge Van The Vandals trounced
Mrneola were edged by W1l1s Po1nt and then beat Grand Sal1ne Athens edged Van at Van and Van closed
out xts season by beat1ng M1neola and the Van Faculty.
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FG FT PF TP GP . . FG FT PF TP GP .PG.
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Three Year Letterman
Two Year Letterman
One Year Letterman
Two Year Letterman
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Semor Forward Senror Guard Senior Center
Two Year Letterman Two Year Letterman TWO Year Letterman
Larry Murphy smks a fast cup shot agamst Charles Turner loops a basket from the snde
the Grand Salme Ind1answh11e Bally Maddox q24y agamst the Indxans Preston Gamble and jxmmy
and Charles Tumer f49j u-all the play Woodard wa1t for the rebound
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Salme as Wyl1e Garland tr1es to block It Also shown for Van IS
Larry Murphy Z2 Charles Turner 49 and Doug Parmley under
R1ghtJ Charles Turner 49 leaps h1gh to drop on two polnts
agaxnst Athens as Van almost upset the Hornets Preston Gamble
10 and Lehrnan Sprulell are also shown
for the ball wxth a Grand Sal1ne boy B1lly Maddox 24 Jlrnmy
Woodard and Charles Turner are also shown Van won th1s game
56 45 to keep a Z4 year w1nn1ng streak over the Ind1ans al1ve
Above Lehman Spru1ell f1res a Jump shot agalnst Athens as Robert Brownlng and B1lly
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B Team Wins 8, Loses 5
Left to nghtj Don Gray, Frank Hall Lynn Spru1ell Loyde Elhs Weldon Strlckland, Jer
ry Perclfleld Charles Shelton, Ronald Tankersley, Ernest Sh1nn, and Mgr Jerry Hunt I
front 1S Coach Herb R1chardson
fLeft to nght back rowj Don Tate, Charles McCaffree, Robbme
Tunnell, Johnny Brown, Kenneth Cotton, Je r ry West, and Robert
Rhodes fFront rowj Coach Tom Sherbert, La r ry Dunn, Jacl-ue
Gamble, Terry Dav1s, Robert Bennett, Bobby Stephens, and Jerry
B TEAM RECORD
Under thcoachlng of Tom Sher
bert, the Vandal F1sh comp1led a
fme record of 12 w1ns and 3 losses,
Losmg no d1str1ct games, Van won
the round robm and they won the d1s
tract tournament by downlng M1neola
and Athens One of the three losses
was to the Van B" team
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g1rl5 B volleyball team are
left to rlght .T oyce H111
Brenda Parham Nancy Ox
ford M155 Sanoma qhofflt
Sue Dav1d5on Fern Stone
and Daffy Lee Those not
present are Barbara Crow
and Mary Rodgers
Playmg pmg pong 1n P E class are left to r1ght P laylng volleyball 1U P E class are Barbara
Ed1thPr1tchett Gallld Moon Clara Baker Frances Crow Sandra Prather Shlrley Radford Norma
Huddle Vanqueta Aye r 5 Foy Buggs and Avanell P66611 and Donna Black
Conung off the court after agarne are Daffy Lee Shown m Health Educat1on Class are Jud1th Tun
G lo r 1a Beggs Barbara Crow Nancy Oxford and nell Shara G1lent1ne Margaret Yoes M155 Sanoma
Joyce H111 Shoff1t Fern Stone and Ann Warren 7
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to rmght Ronald Murphy Lehrnan S p r u 16 ll B1lly
Maddox Larry Murphy and Jaclue Gamble
P1ctured below 1S the golf team From left to
r1ghtareA M D1ckerson coach GastonStephenson
Larry Edwards, Tommy Parlsh Lynn Sprluell and
Outdoor Sports Mark
Arrzval of Sprzng
Upper leftl Tenn1s c oache s C R Jones lef
and T om Sherbert fmght are shown wlth the ele
mentary DIVISION tennls tryouts
Shown above 1S the I-hgh School baseball team
On the front row from left to r1ght, are Eddle Johns
Fredd1e Tunnell Bxlly Maddox Larry Murphy Er
nest Sh1nn Back row Jerry Perc1f1eld James
Splawn Nathan M c A115 te r Ronald Murphy, and
H1gh School tenn1s tryouts are Qfront row? D1an
F1fe, Dorothy Senter, Shlrley Holland, Patr1c1a Rus
sell. fBack rowj Bobby Staton, M1ke Moore, Ronald
Tankersley, and Robert Rhodes.
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S1tt1ng at h1s desk IS Mr, J, E. Rhodes, our supermtendent, Some of Mr. Rhodes'
many dut1es are bemg responsxble for the development of a pos1t1ve educatwnal pro
gram des1gned to meet the needs of the commun1ty, to ass1st 1nestab11sh.ment of poh
c1es relaung to organlzatwn, fmance, and 1nstruct1on, to assume the respons1b111ty
for 1eadersh1p 1n the p re pa r atlo n of the annual budget, and to keep the Board of
Trustees and the cornmun1ty contmuously mforrned of the progress and cond1t1on of
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record Someof Mr
our h1gh school pr1nc1pal 1S seen here chec k1ng a student s
Moore s dut1es are bemg respons1ble for the workab1l1ty of the
educat1onal prog ram and pO11C16S as developed by the Supermtendent and B o a r d of
Educat f h
1on or t e personnel management of teachers and pup1ls of Sen1orH1gh over
all adm1n1strat1ve dut1es pertalnln to Se H h
g mor xg co ord1nat1on of all school ac
t1V1t1ES and superv1s1on
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Fowler, secretary, 1 E Rhodes, supermtendent W H Thompson, admrmstratwe assnstant
W T Myers, presxdent, K j Durand, W R T1mmons,j Bee McAl1ster, and A M Dzck
erson, school tax offlcer Not pxctured IS J A Pederr
The officers and members of the School
Board t.h1s year are Mr W T Meyer, presl
dent Mr T 1 Plppm, vlce presldent and
Mr B M Fowler, secretary Other mem
bers are Mr K J Dura.nd,j A Peden, Mr
W R Tlmmons, and Mr J B McA11gter
The Board of Trustees meets once
month and has called meetrngs when nec
The board endeavors to make the school
more attractxve and a better educatxonal
one to nts students Because of them, Van
has one of the best schools m thrs area
One of therr many Jobs IS to pass on money
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M1ss Sanoma Shoff1t M1ss Wanda Manthey Mrs C E Shortt Mr George Blackburn
1rls Health P Speech Enghsh Mus1c Industr1al Arts
ETSTC St Pau1,M1nn SFATC NTSC
Mr D M Tate M1ss Agnes Weeks
Biology PhyS1CS P1ano Cho1r
E T S T C Southwestern U
Austln College Par1s France
E1ght new teachers have been added to the
faculty They are M1ss Sanoma Shoff1t M1ss
Wanda Manthey Mrs C E Shortt Mr George
Blackburn,Mr D M Tate, M1ss Agnes Weeks
Mrs Doyle Moseley and Mrs John McMull1n
M1ss Sanoma Shofflt took M1ss Ela1ne Whlte s
pos1t1on as phys1cal educat1on and health teacher
M1ss Wanda Manthey took over Mrs TomElder s
speech class She also teaches Enghsh Mrs
C E Shortt took Mr Bob Buchanan s place as
muslc teacher and taught Ch01T the second se
mester Mr George Blackburn f1lled the
Mrs Doyle Moseley
Sec to Adm Asst
and to Jun1orH1gh
Mrs John McMull1n
Sec to tax off1cer
vacancy leftby Mr Jack Betts Mr D M Tate
r e pl a c e s M1ss Jul1a Machotka as blology and
phys1c s teacher M1ss Agnes Weeks f1l1s the
pos1t1on left vacant by Mr Bob Dav1s as p1ano
teacher M1ss Weeks also taught cho1r the f1rst
semester Mrs Doyle Moseley 1S secretary to
Mr Harpy Thompson, adm1n1strat1ve ass1stant
and Mr E L Spru1ell, Jun1or H1gh Pr1nc1pal
Mrs Mo sele y IS a 1955 graduate from Van
Mrs John McMull1n was secretary to the tax
off1cer the f1rst semester
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E T S T C
Mr A E McK1bben
E T S T C N T
Miss Faye Terry
N T S C
Mrs. Tom Elder
English - History
T.W.C. - E.T.S.T.C.
Mr, Claude Sumerlin
Journalism - English
Texas A Sr l - Baylor
Mrs. Durward Spruiell
Spanish - English
Mr J' E Rhodes
S M U North Texas
Mr C C Moore
Hardin Simmons Colorado College
Mr R R Stallings
E T S T C Wesley
Mr Grady Parker
Peabody E T S T C
Mr Wiley Warren
Assistant Football Coach
Mr. Baker McClellen
Chemistry - Science
E.T.S.T.C. - Texas A
Mr John Dunn
Mr Herb R1chardson
T J C Un1v of Houston
Mr C I Atk1ns
Texas A Sz M
M1ss M1ldred Chr1st1e
N T S C
Mr George Tuttle
Head Football Coach
Aust1n E T S T C
Mr Roy Evans
Crafts Metal Shop
N T S C
Mr Ross Hay
T C U
Iwirs Allen Gllchrest
Sec to I-hgh School Pr1nc1pal
M1ss J'ul1a Machotka
B1ology PhyS1CS Geometry
N T S C
Mrs Andy Schrenkel
T S C W
C olumbla Un1ve r s1ty
Mrs Alton M11ls
N T S C S M U
Mrs I E Rhodes
T S C W E T S T C
Mrs Cullen Tunnell
E T S T C S M U
Mr Al Rholes
Athlet1c Coach, a
N T S C
Mr J' C Craddock
Mr C R Jones
the mat1c s
Jr High School Principal
N T S C Colorado College
Mr Tom Sherbert
Mathe mat1c s Ir H1gh
E T S T C N T A C
Mrs B D Wh1te
Lanvuage Arts P E
N T S C
Mr Earl Meyer
Soclal Stuches P E
Stephen F Austm
Mrs Sam P1tman
E T S T C
Mrs Maude Mann
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Mrs L IV1 Palrner
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Mrs Wayne Ice
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Mrs Roye Jones
Mrs Stmton R1chardson
N T S T C E T S T C
M1ss Ovalene Reed
N T S T C E T S
Mrs R R Stalllnvs
E T S T C N T S T C
Mrs A fx Tunnell
1X T S C - Colorado
Mrs Viola Granberry
Sam Houston - E.T.S.T. .
Miss Ruth Cole
Mlss Ruby Cole
E T S T C
M1ss Eumce C allan
E T S T C
Mlss M1ldred York
Sec to Elementary School
and Voc Ag teacher
Mrs C B Sh1vers
Dr W J' Garrett
Mrs James Harrms
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Mrs Irene Gentry
Snack Bar Manager
Mrs Letha G1lbreath
E T S T C
Mrs C C Moore
T S C W Colora
M1ss N1la Henson
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LaVerne Stone and Larry Murphy are the favor
1tes for the Sen1or Class LaVerne was nom1nee
for Homecomnfxg Queen representatlve to the Stu
dentCounc1l nom1nee for Kmg and Queen of Hearts
and a F H A member She 15 a member of the
volleyball te a m ass1stant head cheerleader and
vs a s cheerleader two years prev1ous Larry 15 a
two year letterman 1n basketball three year let
terman1n track three year letterman ID baseball
member ofthe SpeechClub, and a member ofF T A
and representatlve to the Student Councll
Ronald Murphy Leads
1956 Senzar Class
The Sen1or Class offlcers are Ronald Murphy
p re s 1d e nt lN a tha n McAl1ster V1C6 pres1dent
Howardme Kmg secretary Ronald Lee 15 an all
round athlete part1c1pat1ng 1n all sports He was
a member of the band for two years and Iunlor
Class favorlte Nathan has been a member of the
All State Cho1r for three years and a band member
for four ye a r s He was a two year letterman 1n
baseball and football Howardme 1S F F A secre
tary th1s year She 15 a member of the Speech Club
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Donald Parham Frances Redmond
F F A Sec Pres
F F A
Student C ounc1l
F T A V1ce Pres
Speech V1ce Pres
F FA Treas Sec
V1ce Pre s1dent
Charles Turne r
Student C ounc 11
F FA Sec
Semors celebratmg Sad1e I-Iawkms Day are
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Ann, Barby, Sh1rley, and Wanda
A Will Remember . .
A Donald Mayo Douglas Parmley
Football 4-H Club
T1'aCk Class Favorite
Duchess Escort ,,
75 Tommy Cook
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Band Sec Treas
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B1ll1e Sue McCaffree
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Iumor Play F T A
F F A
Class V1ce Pres
F F A
Vlce Pre s
Clova Nell Preston
ChO1T F H A
F H A
F T A
Le o Sk1nne r
Mary Smlth Wanda Sm1th
F H A
Sh1rle y Holland
F F A
Its Sorrows . . .
Lenord Blackwell Charles Malone
F F A
Ir Class Pres
F HA Chou'
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Girls Forum Song L
' Sportsmanship Award
Speech Sec Iunlor Play
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Charles Dum' Donald Bogue
Cho1r F F A
Speech Jr. Class
B1lly Wayne G1les
Vandal Vo1ce Co Ed
Duke to Carn1val
F T A Speech
One Act Play
F H A Span1sh
Speech F T A
Theater In The Round
Speech Ir Play
Cho1r Span F TA Sec
F H A Song Leader
Sr Class Sec Treas
G1rls Forum V1ce Pres A
Speech Span Jr Play
Student Counc1l Sec
F H A Freshman Fav
F T A
II Opal Mayne
Volleyball Ir Queen of
Hearts F H A Treas
and Second V1ce Pres
For College Tomorrow
DeVerle Earp Preston Gamble
F T A Chou Www..
Edd1e Gay Cone
Span1sh V1ce Pres
F T A Pres
Speech Ir Play
Ba rby Fowler
F T A Pres county
Who s Who G1rls Sports
F I-I A Cho1r
Span1sh Ir Play
is Speech PTeS1dSnt
Duchess to Carmval
F H A
F F A
F F A
F H A
The Jumor Class off1ce r s are Johnny Peden
p re s xdent Paul Kldd vxce pres1dent and Ga1l1a
Moon secretary treasurer
Johnny 1S a two year letterman 1n football and
was a member of the B basketball team He 1S also
a member of the Student Councxl
Paul IS a two year lette rman 1n football and
part1c1pated 1n track last year
Ga1l1a 15 an honor roll s tude nt and an accom
pllshed p1an1st She 1S also secretary of the local
johnny Peden Leads
1956 junzor Class
Larry Edwards and Ba rba r a Crow are .Tumor
Larry 15 a football letterman and was a member
of the golf team last year
Barbara entered Van I-hgh School th1S year from
Fayettev1lle Arkansas where she was a member of
the g1rls basketball and volleyball teams She was
a member of the Sub Deb H1gh School Soror1ty
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Zura Whxte Shmlds
Off1cers of the Sophomore Class are Weldon
Str1ckland pres1dent Jerry Perc1f1eld, v1ce pres1
dent Charl1e Faye M1l1er secretary and Frances
a member of the B basketball team He was a Jun
1or H1gh favor1te
Jerry was valed1ctor1an of h1s graduatmg class
xn Jun1or Hxgh and pres1dent of the FreshmanClass
last year He 1S also a member of the B basketball
Charl1e Faye was Val6d1CtOI'1a1'1Of her graduatmg
class at Ben Wheeler and a me mbe r of the g1rls
volleyball team last year She was s e c ond V1Ce
pres1dent of the local chapter of Future Homemake rs
Frances Fowler IS a member of the Speech Club
and the band She competed 1n the jun1or g1rls d1
v1s1on of Declamat1on 1n the regxonal Interscholas
t1C League Meet last year
Weldon Strickland Leads
1956 Sophomore Class
Ernest Shmn and Charl1e Faye M11ler are favor
1teS of the Sophomore Class
Ernest represented the Freshman Class 1n the
Student Counc1l last year was a member of the B
football team and competed 1n the Jun1or d1v1s1on of
track last year
Charhe Faye was the valed1ctor1an of her gradu
at1on class at Ben Wheeler She 1S secretary of the
Sophomore Class and an honor roll student
Weldon is a two-year letterman in football and
Dwa ine Easley
Anna Faye Dailey
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Freshman Class ofhcers are Larry Dunn presl
dent Beverly Peters v1ce pres1der1t Lucy Hays
secretary and Pat Russell treasurer
Larry 15 a member of the Student Counc1l and a
player on the freshmen basketball team
Beve r ly 1S a member of the band and Span1sh
Club In Jun1or I-hgh she was acheerleader for two
years and a tw1rler last year
Lucy 15 a member of the local Future Homema
ker and cho1r She was an Off1C9 r two years
.Tumor I-hghand amember of the 4 HClub last year
Pat 15 a member of the SpeechClub Spamsh Club
and the local Future Teachers of Amer1ca She won
d1str1ct 1n doubles tenms last year
Larry Dunn Leads
1956 Freshman Class
L1nda Snuth and Jerry Wyatt are the freshmen
favor1tes L1nda graduated from Junror H1gh as an
onor student She 1S a member of the local Fu
ture Homemakers and was a membe r of the 4 H
Club for three years
Jerry came to Van from Edom, where he was a
member of the basketball team Last year he was
secretary of the Boys 4 H Club at Edom
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Carol Morris-For out-
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J o hn Stewart-For the fine
classwork he has done and the
For being an active
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sport this school has
Gailia Moon-For being out-
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ature and makin an A+ ever
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taking so quickly to a
strange language and
for having a fine Span-
D 1C kxe Howell For h1s outstandmg work Sue Martm For her all round ab1l1ty
1n mathematlcs commerclal subjects
SOCIAL SCIENCE HOMEMAKING
T o mmy Cook For h1s outstandmg work D onna Cox For her outstandmg work 1n
1D socxal sc1ence classes F H A and forbemg an excellent homemak
C ha r le s Dunn For bemg an oltstandmg .Terry Perc1f1eld For h1s unusual art1st1c
s pe e c h student and for bexng an outstandmg ab1l1ty whmhenabled hun to wxn the Gold Key
actor 1n You Can t Take It W1th You award
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Courtsh1p of M1les Stand1sh 1n Mrs
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m her 8 B landuage arts class
' Ai Bobby McKelvey
, I Johnny Cantrell
Mrs. Christie's Art Class students are
Jerry Don Ba1ley
La Royce Freeman
throwing a pot on the wheel. From left to right Q - - ' l il
are Ernest Rumbelow, Tommy Crim, James
White, and Hulene Bailey. C
V1rg1n1a Ma rtln
Bobby Ma yne
Ja me s Wh1te
Joe Malone Bob Sanders, and Ronn1e Taylor
observe the 7 A art class bullet1n board
K jj Chris Moore
Mr. Rhole s illustrates a division problem
for his 7-A math class. From left to right are
S ally Davis, M a r ilyn Starr, Nelda Phillips,
Ronnie Taylor, .Terry Clark, and Duane Lang.
Sandra Mae Smith
Sandra Sue Smith
She rwooo Fuller
Henderson And Yarbrough
Are junior High Favorites
The Junior High favorites are Linda Henderson
and Danny Yarbrough. Linda, a seventhgrader, has
been a cheerleader during her two years in Junior
High, She is president of the seventhgrade, a mem-
ber of the 4-H Club, and is in the B band, Danny,
an eighth grader, is president of the eight grade and
played on the Junior High football team.
Junior High twirlers from left to right are Sandra Smith, Ann Staton,
H ule ne Bailey, Janet P itrna n, Dian Myers, Linda M atthe w s, Cindy
Spruiell, Sandra Turner, Virginia Martin, Carolyn Pippen, Jean Maddox,
and Sandra Stevens,
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Mike Hill, Benny White, Joe Deslatte, Gail Bynum, Roddy Sloan, Danny Yar-
brough, Ernest Rumbelow, Raymond Maciel, Harold Sides, Joe Malone.
Third row: Coach Earl Mayer, Charles Peden, David Tunnell, Jimmy San-
ders, Fred McGrady, James White, Bob Sanders, Tommy Crim, Ronnie Tay-
lor, Jerry Don Bailey, Lynel Sp ruiell, Darrell Preston, Marcus Mayo, and
Coach Al Rholes.
Second row: David Shelton, Robert Bailiff, George Cole, Donnie Gamble,
Donald Turner, Lewis Tooner, Charlie Woodard, Sherwood Fuller, Billy Pal-
mer, John Thorne, Danny Stallings, James Strickland, Steve Finch.
First row: Obie Nations, Jackie Huddle, Glen McKe nzie, David Simms,
Danny Douglas, James Hill, Billy Hobbs, Jerry Gillentine, David Crone, Bob
White, Ronnie Carter, Russell Taylor.
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leaders yelled their team on t
victory. They are, left to righ
Linda Pool, Neta Ray Maxfield
Rebecca Stewart, Shirley Hill
Linda Henderson, and Jud
Junior Hig h basketball players are, back row,
left to right: Mike Hill, Danny Yarbrough, Jerry
Goode, Joe De s latte, Raymond Maciel, Freeman
Kindle, Chris Moore, Marcus Mayo,David Tunnell,
and Coach Tom Sherbert.
Front row, left to right: J e r ry Don B ailey,
Charles C u lb r e t h, Stanley Martin, James Nixon,
Donny Gamble, Jay Mills, Steve Finch, Frankie Lee,
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Hugh B. Hudgens
Ada Lou Steel
Mary Jane Tuttle
Ray Jay Brown
Jerry Don Bynum
Roy Lee Clements
Martha Sue Dane
Judy Lyn Fowler
Dianna Kay Huff
Murraye D. Joyce
Sharon Kay Kennedy
Ben Lee Rhmes
J'oe Tom Rodgers
Don Melton Wilkerson
Lloyd Dean Kindle
Larry Lee Kline
L1nda Ann Neill
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Cherie Sue Gilbert
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Reta Lee Taylor
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Betty Lou Turner
Wanda Sue Whlte
Lmda Jo W1ll1ams
Anita Sue Ayers
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L1nda Ann Chaney
Lee Roy Condrey
James Roy Combs
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Miss Eunice Callan's first grade class is pic-
tured as it studies about family life and acted as a
school room family.
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Mrs C C Moore s f1rst grade pupils s1t around
the Chrrstrnas tree preceding the opening of gifts
There are 18 students rn the room
Trna Jo Wh1te, third grader, and Mrke Jones
fifth grader were elected Grade School Favorites
Tina Jo represented her class at the Ha rve st
Carmval last year Mike 1S president of h1s class
club and 1S in the beginners band
Ada Lou Steel sets up the ball to the frfth grade
Physical Educat1onClass Barbara Matthews, Mary
Henderson, Charlotte Moon, Mary Jane Tuttle, and
Patsy G11lent1ne look on
Work And Play
Left to rxght Glynn Holmes R1Cky Cook, Dan
Shoup M1ke M1ller Charles Gray, Tommy Martm
and Reta Lee Taylor play speech games 1n MISS Nlla
Henson s spec1a1 educat1on class
Mrs LethaG1lbreath s f1rst grade class gathers
around the Chnstmas tree after openmg g1fts There
are 17 students 1n the room
L1nda Rxggs and Wanna Whltus check out books
from the grade school hbrary wh1le Ronn1e Goodson,
Dalton McKenz1e and Ph1ll1p Head read books
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band, led by Pat Sprtuell par
t1C1pat6S 1n the Chnstmas Pa
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Lupe Maclel yearbook ed1tor, and her staff hope the 1956 Vandal1te wzll serve as a true
record of all 1mportant events of the 1955 56 school year
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