Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)

 - Class of 1952

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Freshman Class History Last lall one hundred thirty-three Fresh- men, known as "greenies", gaily trooped into Van XVert High. Completely ignorant ol' high school lile, we lost our way to classes, lorgot locker ccnnbinations, and turned up at the right place at the wrong time. Alter a lew weeks, however, everyone had recovered sutfib ciently to hold class elections amd to elect lour oulstamding "grec-nies" as ollicers: President, Howard lfellersg Vice-president, 'Iudy Driscoll: Secretary, Nancy Dustman: Treasurer, Mari- lyn Spridgeong amd Carol liggerss, Howard lfellers, l-larry Kouts, and Dana Rider to rep- resent us on Student Council. On the high school lootball team, we found our classmates .lerry Busch, Howard Fellers. .lim llorclan: on the basketball teann, Ronnie Dilhone and -lim jordan: amd on the baseball team, jim jordan and Bob Keith. lona Iirenneman and Marcia Denig' were chosen Freslnnan representatives to Y- Teens. .Ioan Mlelker was elected 'I'reasurer ol' l".ll..X. Our representative to G..PX..X. was Nancy lVaymire. Carol liggerss served as re- serve cheerleader. Mamy Ifreshmen were active members ol' the lfreslnnam Chorus, Girls' Chorus, I-ioys' Chorus, and High School Band. Our members on the Scholarship Team were as lollows: linglish 1, .lanice Brown. Carol Hilton, and Marilyn Spridgeonz Latin l, .lerry Click, 'Iackie Geisman, and .Xlice Mae German: General Science, Hugh .Xkc-rinam, Hob Keith, and Harry Kouts: Algebra 1, Mary Bell and lim Mager. ln the amnual .Xmerican Legicm essay con- test, -Ianice Brown and Jerry Click were dis- trict winners. .Xll this acccmiplished, we are happy to turn over the job ol' being Freshmen to the on- coming "greenies." while we journey on as Sophomores and conlirmed members ol' Van XVert Higll.i-1IlII1'1'I' Brozefl. Sophomore Class History Not Freshmen, and not upperclassmen - just plain Sophomores. Not being as excited as last year, we breefed through elections and came out with Benny Spieth, President: Mary llerome. Vice-President: Karen Brockert, Sec- retary: and Reha lilston, Treasurer. Our representatives to the Student Couneil are .Iohn Blake, -lack X'Valdron, Ann Helmam, Richard Giessler, and Chuck Richey. Our class did its share in upholding the honor ol' the Cougars in basketball, with Gail Burget, Bill Gipe, Dave Hertel, Dean -Iohns, Karl Knodel, Stanley Miller, Danny Murphy, Page Danny McConahay, Chuck Richey, Larry Roesuer, Nathan Schaadl, and Stanley Scott on the squad. We were also represented on the lootball team by Roger .Xgler, lfrancis llalliet, Rick llarrientos, Bill Dias, Gerry Dierks, Ronnie Doner, Gale Gilliland, Ollen klones, Travis Kouts, Danny McConahay, Chuck Richey. Nathan Schaadt, Stanley Scott, l'hil 'l'anner. and Lester XVisener. lloth the Sophomore boys and girls hold a majority ol the ollices in Alunior Ili-Y and Alunior Y-Teens. Mle are all looking lorward to our years as upperclassmen and we hope that they will be as enjoyable as our lirst two years in high Sfllfltll.-A1111 llwlnmzr. un ior Class History For the past three years we have sullered and toiled to come to this day, and now we lind that we still have one summer to bear until we cam call ourselves Seniors. This year Gerald Jerome has served as Class President: Iframk Scott. Vice-l'resident: Sally blarvis, Sec- retary: amd -lc-an Purdy, Treasurer. XVe were represented on the Student Coun- cil by Laura Gold, Bob Stemeu, lletty Holin- ger, .Ioyce XVilliman, Dick l'acker, lid Linser, amd Gerald -lerome. Laura Gold, Sally llarvis. Cynthia Mlhite, 'l'erry lfarlow, Gerald 'I'hatch- er, and Larry Gilliland were chosen lor the Honor Society. Shirley 'lohns and Doris Rhodenbaugh have served as majorettes lor two years. Colletta Collette, Alanet Kreischer and llanice XVells were varsity cheerleaders, and .Xudrey Kreisch- er was a reserve cheerleader. Aloyce lVilliman and Lloyd Lee represented the .luniors as Homecoming .'Xttendamts. Laura Gold was elected to attend Girls' State. with .Xlyce lX'eck as alternate. On the football lield .lim Young, Frank Scott, -lay Mcliim and Mfillie Hernandez car- ried the ball, while Ld Linser. Alerry lsllgillll. Dick Smith. Dick Packer and Lloyd Lee were the stalwarts ol' the line. In basketball Young. Hernandez, Fugafli, McKim, Smith, XVisen- born, Gribler, and Stemen carried the Scarlet and Gray. Scott, Hernandez. Smith. Fugani. Gribler, and Carter were on the baseball squad. Fugafli, Mcliim, and Doxtater were on the Cougar swim team. The class ol' '53 presented a riotous comedy. Home Sweet Homicide, witlt over 20 members in the cast. lVe held important positions on many cabi' nets and held offices ol' school organizations. Through the years we hope that we. the class ol' '53, will do our share to uphold the traditions ol' not only our school but also our community and nation.-Larry Gillilccncl. Seventeen

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