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

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SWYW Ei JUGWJ x QW my W WWMWYW za T338 Exclmlz Il Published by: The Senior Class Van Wert High School Van Wert, Ohio Volume XL WADQ-ffflly QF aw? 'wx xbzj, V 5,-1 ,J ,... if Yi! w ,pk 51 'E M-' hx.,-Q Az v J QQ' f , 9 u o ., ' nf .V -,w,'1,J 0-'XV' ,1 W4 :W ' 'WY' 'fy' 4- 'MJ Y-'PS gnxqi ,,, qw ,P 'r', ,el dtra g , -r AK 1 l K X , Q fs iz' 4 w I 5 ' J 'qx,,X M , f , 9 fu t my ' fl' .4-f2"1'j'J ag, 7 ,, ,A X 1 .fm "',xBi,l A 'rdf' . 4 'W "' w + ln. "" Q ,W si 3 1' .ef 312' xl xnxx ii: in ffit , Yoagqf H aka "THY NOBLE BANNERS PROUDLY BEAR Faculty ..... Underclassmen Organizations Sports ...... Activities .... Seniors ...... Student Index These words from our alma mater express one of the greatest prides of Van Wert High School. Whether it is in sports, scholarship, music, or speech our standards have been high. Because of this,'Van Wert students are outstanding wherever they gog not only for achieve- ment, but also for sportsmanship and friendliness. Yes, we are proud to bear the banners of Van Wert High School. TABLE OF CONTENTS 41 59 75 93 .. .... 110 3 K 11' if av- ' qf-gff".:3'Al:' 'X ,. . xy A" - A an , a,J'4"'5'Q K- .ji Q ,. .4-"H M ,503 Y I ' . 0f",,r 0 lf! lv v ff" ' ' .JJ 1 , x . f . n ,rf ,. li V I ff. 4 an Q I :iw x Av .,, W! A-uni ov 19 2, 5 S I S xr x if E J .1-+995 -511 A NK rn 1 , ,M x , T Uifffnnmlg 'I Q P 1V.L ,dx M ,N 'W'-1-'vi-f .P .. 'QW' th x i L Coach Smith DEDICATION The class of 1958 very proudly dedicates this fortieth volume of the Excalibur to Mr. Smith. We take this method of honoring him not only for a job well done in the classroomg but also for his superior coaching of the football teams, which enabled us to complete four, great, undefeated seasons. It is with appreciation that we dedicate our Excalibur to you, Coach Smith . 5 Our crowded halls are proof of our need for a new school Don Black trys our new candy machine. l Latccomcrs sign pink slips. X X w,4,,0 rx. 5 NN,, i Lockers never seem big enough. Even the popular balcony has traffic jams. Bus riders eat their lunches at school. The library is crowded during every study hall. s Q ix ls lm. 7 FADS OF '58 Mary Ellen Keith, Carolyn Bailey, Mary jane Ross, and Elise Hoeken model four of this year's most popular hair styles. ccFags,9 ' very popular shoes, swept our school. Going steady is no longer a fad, but a very popular tradition at Van Wert High School. Hit, ,wut if 1 Roger Bradford, Steve VanKleek, Allan Runser, and Howard Shaw prove that boys' hair styles can be as varied as girls'. . , , W,,,,,,4"' X Knee-length socks were a great winter fashion. Jim Imler and Helen Keirns model two new fashions: the sweater vest for boys and the blazer for girls. 9 FADS OF '58 -sy 'Xxx 1. . 'WGI A H W R an 4-s nu. Q mx JN 0- A H . an an-. px an-vu-Q.-lv--A-.MW Efkwmwf X Q Z - .L -LK- -v A X is X Q Y ,wx sis W sf M Q N. sm is tx 'X YA I . K k X A We hw .S K xi 5 s- - S Q 335' A.5. E i gi S N X xx .Y fx X .WAR 1 . -' X X X x lg I. FACULTY SCHOOL BOARD: R. D. Bennett, Cyril Bechtol, P. B. Harris, Don White, Walter Witten, Hazel Gleason, Earl Schaffer. ADMINISTRATION Wu! Mr. Bennett has done a superior job as Super intendent of all Van Wert city schools. Mrs. Fred Ehman, Mr. Bennett's effi- cient secretary. Mr. Robert Baker, as principal of Van Wert High School, has a very diversiiied job. He has performed services from carrying chairs and repairing microphones to substi- tute teaching. His sense of humor and patience are appreciated by everyone. Mrs. Wilbur Shaw, informally known as Alice Ann, is Mr. Bakeris secretary. Her job ranges far beyond that of a regular secretary and extends to the position of special counselor. 4 Mr. Ralph Gallapoo, the guidance director of Van Wert High School, has proved to be a very valuable advisor for all the students. He aids those with problems, those who need jobs, and anyone who is unsure about college. Mr. BOWEN Huntington College - A.B. Ohio State - M.A. American History Government Junior Class Sponsor American History students review geography. -vi'-I' Mr BRAZEN Findlay College Driver s Education Physical Education Basketball coach Driver s ed promotes self assurance RRTJZB' Our teachers guide us Inside Typing II students become very efficient Mr. BRICKER Bowling Green -- B.S. Toledo University -- M.B.A. Bookkeeping I, Shorthand II Typing II, Office Practice, Office Machines Sophomore C l a s s Sponsor French students study a fascinating city Mrs. BROOKS Western Reserve University - A.B. junior English French I, French II Junior Y Teens - Advisor ond OUfSICl6 of the classroom -r"" Freshman English grades bring horror to faces of students. Mrs. BURKAM james Millikin Uni- versity -A.B. Middlebury College -iM.A. Freshman English Senior Y Teens - Co-sponsor Government students learn about America at work. Mrs. CHILES Defiance College - A.B. American Go v e r n- ment World History Senior Social Studies Mr. CLINE Miami University - B.S. Health Baseball Coach Care of the eyes is an important health habit. Mr. COON Wittenberg College - B.S. Western Re serve U n i v e r sity - M.A. Junior SL Senior English Speech I, Speech II Advisor: M a s q u e a n d G a v e l, The s p i a ns, N.F.L., Scarlett Quill. Coach: Declamation, Debate, School Play. ff ffl. , , sz. s., 551511: 1' ., if vilafzcfzfiz as xiii!! Debate is a stimulating part of speech class. it, Mr. DAVIS Fairmont State 'Col- lege - A.B. WestVirginia University - M.A. Diversified Cooper- ative Training Excalibur-Advisor V.I.C. - -Advisor A D.C.T. instructor .4-nl' must be a "jack-of-all-trades." Mr. FORWALTER University of Denver -- B.F.A. Art P o s t e r C l u b - Advisor Our artists learn useful crafts. -, They advise our clubs Physics lab contains many mysterious wonders Mr. HABLITZEL Ohio Northern Uni versity - A.B Chemistry Physics Algebra II Science Club - Co sponsor Band rehearsal looks like mass confusion Mr. JONES Bluffton College - B.S.M. Senior Band Freshman chorus A Cappella choir Music appreciation and coach our teams Shorthand students learn to become proicient secretaries. Mr. KATTER- HEINRICH Bliss College-A.B. Kent State -- M.A. Typing I Shorthand I Central Treasurer of Student Activity Fund Faculty Manager of Athletics The library is very popular during school. Mr. KLUTKA University of Flor- ida - A.B. University of West Virginia-M.A. Industrial Arts. Assistant Football coach Industrial arts courses increase eflicxency with the hands Mr, LIVING- STONE University of Mich igan - A.B. Columbia University - M.A. Biology V-Club - Advisor Visual aids make biology even more interesting Mrs. KIRCHEN- BAUR Librarian Their influence on our futures is immeasurable Mr. MANKIN Ohio State - B.S. - M.E. Industrial Arts Junior Hi Y 1 Advisor Mr. Mankin helps tudent. Miss LOWN Bowling Green - B.S. Ohio State - M.A. Sophomore English Senior Y Teens - Advisor New literature books are passed out in Sophomore English. ss? 4-I Mr. MASON Ohio Northern University --- B.S. Ohio State -,- M.A. Mechanical drawing Freshman Class Advisor Mechanical drawing provides an outlet for active imaginations. Mr. RAUCH Miami University 1 A,B. Ohio Stz1tc-- M.A. Senior Math Senior Ili-Y -e - Advisor Mr. Rauch is right at home in the ca paeity of student advising. Mrs. MILLER University of Cincinnati -- B.S. Health Physical Education Volleyball is only one of the sports in IN MEMORIAM Miss Sawyer, who died on April 10, 1958, following an extended illness will be remembered by the students and faculty of Van WVert High School, as well as the entire community. Mr. Spieth checks science workbooks. To all but these mathematicians, the numbers on the board resemble advanced physics. Mr. SMITH Dehance College - A.B. Columbia University - M.A. Algebra I Plane Geometry Head Football Coach . PB, . .if i f fs at zq- . . . I I Mr' SPIETH j I Defiance College - A.B. t '::. A I -Al-if General Science .L I Science Club 1 So-sponsor E , g is s ,P Q Q Q5 S , .W . ,t., 19 Mrs. WHITE Oberlin College - A.B. VVellesley College - M.A. Latin I Latin II I Dean of Girls Latin Club - Advisor National Honor SocietyfAdvisor Many animals and plants have Latin names. ze: x I WM' 1. J, .Ns 7 ,Qu L -. . f va ' 57 . ', cv. - w v- 1 , . A .. . 1,12 . 1 le 0 ,, 1 'fi . ,,, fir, fsuptx 8. Q, X , x ' 'f v.. 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Q fyg is SQ Rf - ,iw ,M law' Q Q if 'A Q I ' r Q71 ' A , LL 7 fi H nku' :'. ,., " Pi . - ' .tkrb :T kfQiXs:'.xfiiEi W S1 me X FQ? A .F 1 t , ,H wg, f 6 Aix. is N U 2 Wu- 4 , Q if ' gg..a""'gW,Uw1?kQX5LFYIB ' assi ' , 4 Nw f w if fe? f iffw M I- f Q '-4 !i.'fffE4.1"'5v an ap, Wa.z,l,mE1125.L.,M'2'a4 i mm .Wa-W' . 1 as fa is UNDERULASSMEN From f Freshmen enter the doors of V. W H S FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS: Chuck Fowler, president, Connie Tabor, Treasurer, Jean Ann Campton, Secretary, Dave Feasby, Vice President. FRESHMEN On September 9, 1957, Van Wert High School was invaded by a hoard of 194 little green people, freshmen. The first thing we did was to elect our class ollicers, Next, we elected Jerry Butler, Dave F easby, Barb Geary, and Mary Ann Hedges members of the Rendez- vous Committee. Earl Sherburn, Chuck Fowler, Loretta Keirns, Carolyn Bailey, and Jean Campton were elected to serve on the Student Council. Carol Niles, Jean Campton, Verona Witherow, and Sue Stewart were the four freshman girls on the reserve cheerleading squad. Fourteen of our boys played on the freshman basketball team, and twenty-six played on the freshman football team. Five played on the varsity team. For our Homecoming attendant, we chose a cute pixie, Loretta Keirns. Carolyn Bailey and Barb Geary were majorettes, and Peg Blake served as an alternate. Twenty-five of our music lovers represented us in the band g eighty-one, in the freshman chorus. This year, Sharon McCarty and Jean Campton became members of the Decla- mation team. Alice Stemcn, Grace Phenegar, and Sue Stewart were members of the varsity debate tcam. Ronald Zinsmeister was a member of the reserve debate squad. We have walked through one of the four doors to success. Some of us have run, and some have stumbled, but we will keep trying. - Sue Stewart 22 They are the largest class in our school 23 Ray Able Dan Agler Eddie Agler Joanne Agler Mary Ann Albright Bill Anderson Sharon Anderson Dave Baer Shirley Bagley Carolyn Bailey Larry Baxter John Bell Dean Beaupre Peggy Blake Jackie Booher Sharon Book Lloyd Bowan Dick Bowersock Dave Briggs Gary Brown Tom Brown Ronald Burton John Butler Ronnie Butler Jean Campton Carla Carter Ray Casarez Larry Cashel John Chiles Ronnie Coffelt Karen Conley Don Conn Russell Conn Harold Connell Karen Connors Lee Cooper Jeraldine Coyle Fitz Crawford Gary Cross Don Davies Gretna Dempsey Linda Dempsey Barry Ditto Ellen Donahue Tom Douglas Betty Dull Roger Duncan Allan Edwards Jerry Eikenbary Terry Eikenbary Louise Elzey Dave F easby Nancy Ferguson Rosa Lee Fisher Tom Fisher Eugene Foster Chuck Fowler Terry Fox Jim Francis Pat Gay Barbara Geary Carol Ginzel Linda Glander Janet Good Gay Gorman Susan Greenewald Ray Harmon Betty Hartman Pat Hartman Mary Ann Hedges Don Hines Mary Horine Not content with merely following, 24 they assumed immediate leadership. 25 Sandra Hipsley Sarah Holtsberry Doris Huguenard Mary Kay Jacks Nancy johns Sandra Johnson Wanda Johnson Steve Jones Chuck Keipper Loretta Keirns Larry Kelley Karen Kerns Jim Kesler Barbara Killion Jim Kimmey Eddie Knittle Stephen Kouts Jane Kundert Dale Kyle Elizabeth Leaser Alvin Lesh Linda Lewis Don Linser Rosemary Lippi Sharon McCarty Kenny McClain Marcia McCollum Barbara McCoy Gary McCoy Randall McCoy Jim McCray Wayne McDonald Kathy McMillen Peggy McNeal Jack Marquis Jerry Mason Marjorie Mason Pat Mellen John Mengerink Mary Mercer Bruce Mihm Janice Miller Janice Moore Robert Morris Judy Morgan John Morton Pam Mosure Harry Murphy David Myers Donn Myers Ronald Myers Richard Neiford Sue Neiford Tom Nelson Carol Niles Ronald Nott Larry Oechsle Karen Osenbaugh Judy Pankratz Ann Parker Don Parks Jim Parks Grace Pheneger Mary Phillips Judy Rawlings Dick Reidenbach Nancy Replogle Dan Roberts Jim Roberts Janet Rodman James Rodman Jerry Roth They have made a contribution in 26 sports, forensics, music, and scholarship Nancy Russell Nancy Schnepp Betty Sheets Earl Sherburn Deanna Sherman Marsha Sherman Pat Sherman Tom Shoop Dan Showalter Larry Siders Tom Sink Charles Spridgeon Alice Stemen Gary Sterrett Sue Stewart Jerry Stoltz Ronald Stuckey Connie Tabor Lynn Tabler Mike Tanner Ethel Taylor Don Thatcher John Thomas Marsha Tomczak Kitty Walters Sharon Watson Ronald Weck Martha Wells Joann Wheeler Marilyn Wise Lewis Wiseman Verona Witherow Linda Witten Roger Wolford Betty Zinsmeister Harold Zinsmeister Ronnie Zinsmeister NOT PICTURED: A. J. Berry, Barbara Betts, Richard Bollenbacher, jerry Butler, Carole Eberle, Myron Fisher, Sam Fitzsimmons, Robert Fos- ter, Charles Kaduk, John Lippi, Max McConahay, Gary McCoy, Delores Miller, Sharon Simmons, Ronnie Slane, Julius Strick, Connie Thatcher. 27 Sophomores look down from lofty heights These four people led the sophomore class: Paul Laemmle, Allan Runser, Nancy Rager, and Ann Poling. SOPHOMORES Our sophomore year was a big surprise to us. All at once, it seemed as though we had so much more responsibility 5 but we quickly dived right in. At the head of our class, we placed Paul Laemmle, president. We elected Rick Counsellor, Sue Prior, Bill Stanley, Jane Weeks, Karen Wierwille, and Paul Laemmle to represent us on the Student Council. Allan Runser did a very efficient job as the chief of the Freshman-Sophomore Hi-Y. The reins were given to Sue Prior as the competent president of the Jr. Y-Teens. We are really proud of the ten football players and the eight reserve and one varsity basketball players. Barb Germann, Joy Smith, fvarsityj and Karen Bagley freservel did a wonderful job cheering for the Cougars. We had twenty-eight members in A Cappella choir and thirty-one members working in band. Sharon Boyd made a very good majorette. Karen Wierwille was the Sophomore girl chosen to be attendant to the Homecoming Queen. Even though, at one time or another, each one of the 171 students has had trouble focusing his eyes during classes, each one can truthfully admit that it has been a worthwhile and very enjoyable experience being part of the Sophomore class of '58. Karen Wierwille 28 Almost upperclclssmen, they accept responslblllty Sherrill Adams Sandra Agler Ray Alvarado Judy Anderson Alice August Ellen August Karen Bagley Bruce Baker Judy Bates Terry Beall Nancy Blackmore Jean Bolinger Ray Bowers Sharon Boyd Dave Brown John Burris Sandy Busch Larry Carter Barbara Case Carol Clear Jim Cochran Jim Comer Martha Conn Max Coombs Karen Copeland Vera Corathers Rick Counseller Carole Crosby Helen Custer Merle Dettrow Cheryl Dickson Diane Doepker Marjorie Douglas Larry Dull Ervin Dunn Shirley Dunno Gary Etzler Marvin Everley Marilyn Fast Bob Faulkner Lynn Feigert Francine Fell Phyllis Finnegan Jerry Fisher Sonja Ford Jack Fraker Jerry Fryer Barbara Germann Dixie Gilliland Jean Gilliland Richard Grove Guy Floyd Barbara Haines Bonnie Hall John Hall Linda Hall Ed Hammond Judy Hammond Phil Harden Judy Hesher Julia Himburg Phil Hines Barbara Holmes Tom Holmes Alice Horine Larry Hoverman Gene Hubart Joyce Hufline Pat Ingman Pat Ireton Bruce Jarvis Jim Jerome Linda Jerwers Larry Joseph David Kimmey Della Kinkle Denise Kolter Don Krick Paul Laemmle Roger LaLonde Lenora Laughrey They are the leaders of many of our new achvlhes Charles Leaser Lucille Leaser Larry Lewis Emanuel Lianez Bill Lippi Kenneth Louth John Lloyd Ray McCollum Larry McConahay Betty McKeddie Kent McMillen Jim Marker Karen Marvin Doug Maxim Pat Mengerink Dorothy Miller Bob Miller Karen Millhouse Sandra Mosure jim Neiford Vernon Oechsle Rodger Oetzel Diane Overholt Fred Place Ann Poling Sue Prior Jerry Ralston Gene Rickard Nancy Ridenour Janet Riggs Larry Riley Jim Rogers Cheryl Runnion Allan Runser Merl Saam Charles Sanders Peggy Scarpelli Hal Scott Doug Sears Barry Secaur john Semer Howard Shobe Kay Sidle Harold Sites Mike Slane Beverly Smith Joy Smith Doug Snyder Marjorie Spry Bill Stanley Elsie Steele Don Stemen Larry Summersette Ray Tanner Beverly Taylor Lendall Terry Jerry Thatcher Judy Thatcher Richard Thatcher Gale Tindall Dixie Tope Dennis Underwood Bill Vest Jane Weeks jon West Nancy Whitmore Kenneth Wiedenmann Karen Wierwille Nancy Williams Steve Williams Wendall Williams Sue Williamson Paul Wilson Judy Winhover Janell Wise Kenneth Wise Margaret Withrow Nancy Young Now, they look forward to being iuniors Not Pictured: Dick Dippery Linda Eschbach Shirley Foss Jack Gouty Tom Lause Carmensita Lippi Phil McCollum Jim Murphy Nancy Rager Naomi Wallace Shirley Welker Margie Winterer ., . x - ., I n , .,,. , J, X K iii Z ill 1 V gn N - Ji A i if ag W5 Es, 3 ' Class ring selection was a high point in the life of every junior. Excalibur pre-sale week was the cause of these apparitions. Loyal Cougar fans cheer at an out-of-town basketball game. At the Roman Banquet, freshman "slaves" acted as human music stands. Juniors tackle bigger problems Junior class officers discuss prom theme suggestions. LEFT TO RIGHT: Sara Drury, Treasurer, Pat Hallam, President, Charlotte Sherman, Secretary, Nancy Louth, Vice On September 9, 1957, 138 juniors, assured and perhaps a bit condescending President. to their younger comrades, entered once again the familiar halls of Van lVert High. The juniors were very active this year. These people were presidents: Elise Hoeken, FNA and Pat Hallam, Jr. class. We were all very proud of our boys in sports, l+l- on the football team and six on the basketball team. The cheerleaders who helped to give the boys the spirit to win were Charlotte Sherman, Sandra Miller, Judy McCollum, and Sandra Arnold. For our Homecoming attendant we chose Jean Hirn. Helen Keirns, Sara Drury, and Karen Geisman marched in front of the band as our majorettes. Forty juniors added their lusty voices to the choir, and twenty-six contributed their talent to the band. Prince of Peace entrants were: Karen Geisman, Trina Jackson, Roberta Harden, Jean Hirn, Judy McCollum, Ann Good, Garol Kinsey, and Helen Keirns. David Fell represented the juniors on the debate team. Ann Good, Jean Hirn, Judy McCollum, Rodger Bechtol, Karen Geis- man, and Sally Stewart were members of the declamation team. Members of the Student Gouncil were: Jim Bebout, Pat Hallam, Judy McCollum, Elise Hoeken, Mary Ellen Keith, Jean Hirn, Don Beck, Rodger Bechtol, Judy McCollum, Helen Keirns, Mary Ellen Keith, Jim liebout, and Pat Hallam made up the ring committee. Our prom committee sponsored a movie and a dance. The junior class as a whole sold tickets for chances on boxes of Valentine candy to raise money for Prom. The juniors certainly had a profitable and joyous year, and we are looking for- ward to the last step in our career at V.W.H.S. Trina Jackson 34 x They've worked together as cr class. 35 Sara Agler Nancy Andrews Sandy Arnold Rachel Balliet Sue Baxter Brad Bebout Jim Bebout Rodger Bechtol Don Beck Jim Bell Larry Betts Suzy Binkley Dorcas Blackmore Marsha Blake Lewis Bowen Don Briggs Judy Chesbro Rosalyn Coffelt Louis Crow Janet Davis Joyce Davis Louise DeCamp Margaret DeMoss Susie Dermyer Dorothy Doner Sara Drury Pat Dunlap David Elzey Bryce Fauble Dave Fell Clyde Ford Judy Geary Karen Geisman J im Gilbert Carolyn Gilliland Kay Goins Ann Good Ann Gribler Susan Gribler Sherry Hall Pat Hallam Roberta Harden Gertrude Hardman Roberta Hartman Virginia Harvey Gary Heckart Karen Heflner Terry Hipsley Jeam Him Elise Hoeken Phil Holtkamp Dave Hoverman Dick Hoverman Clarence Hufhne Janice Huffine Charles Ingman Harvey Ireton Trina Jackson Larry Johnson Tim Jones Corinne Katterheinrich Helen Keirns Mary Ellen Kieth Glenn Kelley Movies, roffles, record hops, all brought in money for Prom. 37 Carol Kinsey Larry Klausing Gordie Knittle Dick Knodel Max Kreischer Linda Krick Shirley Lane John Lawlor Bob Lewis Nancy Louth Linda McCarty Judy McCollum Bob Matthias Barbara Miller Bill Miller Sandra Miller Carolyn Mosier Mary Murphy Gary Patterson Glenn Pontius Ben Reidenbach Tom Reynolds Sharon Ries Alan Rinard Bob Rowland Mike Ruskaup Bob Scaer Roger Schaffer Charlotte Sherman Roger Shimp Judy Showalter David Shupe Nancy Sidle Fred Simmons J oy Sink Sharon Slane IN MEMORIAM Lyle Smith Don Smitley Sandra Sowles Peg Stenger Bob Stevens Sally Stewart Janice Stoller Linda Terry Diane Thomas Tony Todd Peggy Tomlinson Marjorie Wade Linda Waldron Connie Wallace Carolyn Walters Jim Watkins Doug Welker Kathy Wells Donna Whitcraft jerry Wilhelm Nedra Wise Becky Wisener Carl Witherow Dave Witten LeRoy Wolford F reida Workman Charles Young Sandra Young They are now prepared to be seniors NOT PICTURED: Terry Blue, Gloria Evans, Pat Fink- housen, Claudia Green, Paul Kaduk, Nancy Myers, Myles Parsons, Helen Roberts. 38 Jean Ann Campton practices her speech with the other GAA provokes a few messy problems. state speech entrants: Larry Pennell, Sally Stewart, Sally Thompson, and Susan Sheldon. The commencement announcement committee takes over one of the final senior duties. Left to Right: Ron Sherer, Charleen Steele, Steve Van Kleek, Mary jane Ross, Don Wierwille. A 39 Our lo y al faculty members s i n g the "Alma Materf' x URGANIZATIUNS ROW I, left to right: Miss Lown, Barbara Miller, Sue Hoeken, Dorothy Doner, Joyce Beall, Joyce Feasby, Susan Sheldon, Rosalyn Lois Hoffman, Bev Ger- Baxtcr, Suzy Binkley, Elise Cotlelt, Carolyn Blackmore, mann. Mrs. Burkhum. ROW 2: Janice Stoller, Pat Dun- lap, Ncdra Wise, Claudia Green, Joy Sink, Sharon Slane, Sharon Ries, Marsha Blake, Sara Agler, Karen Heffner, Peg Stenger, Beth Weeks, Nancy Andrews, Loella Rogers, Nancy Williman, Lora Allen, Sharleen Wiseman, Charleen Steele, Diane Tabor, Marcille Merkle. ROW 3: Susan Gribler, Evelyn Stevens, Mary Spieth, Karen Waymire, Sandra Sowles, Louise De- Camp, Pat Finkhousen, Kathy Wells, Trina Jackson, Carol Hesher, Opal Clouse, Nancy Kohn, Linda Feasby, Mary Kohn, Joyce Davis, Carol Kinsey, Janet Anderson, Leigh Ann Kinkle. ROW 4: Diane Thomas, Diane Ash- baugh, Tonnetta Dustman, Margaret DeMoss, Sandy Arnold, Donna Whitcraft, Ann Gribler, Corinne Kat- terheinrich, Jona Runnion, Linda Stemen, Virginia Harvey, Carolyn Williams, Jadine Bell, Becky Wisener, Sharon Wise, Susie Dermyer, Sue Evans. ROW 5: Linda Terry, Judy Showalter, Carolyn Gilliland, Mary Murphy, Dorcas Blackmore, Linda McCarty, Sally Thompson, Mary Jane Ross, Sandy Feasby, Charlotte Sherman, Judy McCollum, Nancy Louth, Ann Good, Sally Stewart, Roberta Harden, Helen Keirns, Sara Drury, Karen Geisman, Jean Hirn, Mary Ellen Kieth. SENIOR "Y" TEENS President - Joyce Feasby Secretary - Joyce Beall Vice President f Dorothy Doner Treasurer - Suzy Binkley Advisors - Miss Lown - Mrs. Burkham The Senior Y Teens, a very active organization in Van Wert High School, is open to all girls in the junior and senior classes. Although they have fun, much of their time is spent with service projects. At Christmas time, a CARE package was sent to a European family. The girls contributed much of their time to soliciting for the Polio Fund. At the beginning of the year, all of the members of the club joined in the huge shoe polish sale which was the only means of financing for the entire year. In the spring, they joined the Jr. Y Teens in presenting the Easter program, helping to plan the annual Y Teen banquet, and attending the semi- formal Y Teens dance. 42 Small committee meetings take care of a greater part of the business. Attendance at meetings is large, and rooms are always packed to the bursting point. The first event on the agenda of the Jr. Y Teens was induction service held in October of 1957. As ofhcial Y Teen members, they joined with girls from all over the county for the annual Fall Y Teen Round Up. To raise money, the girls planned and contributed to a bake sale at the Marsh Hotel. Inspired by reports from the Senior Y Teens, the freshmen and sophomores con- tact.ed the Jr. Hi-Y. The outcome was a very successful joint meeting. The party which followed the meeting was so much fun that further joint meetings seem inevitable. JUNIOR "Y" TEENS President f Sue Prior Secretary - Naomi Wfallace Vice President - Karen Wierwille Treasurer - Jean Gilliland Advisor f Mrs. Brooks ROW I, left to right: Mrs. Brooks, Karen Wierwille, Pat Ingman, Margaret Winterer, Sue Prior, Jean Gilli- land, Naomi Wallace, Karen Bagley, Jane Weeks, Barb Germann, Ann Poling, Joy Smith, Carole Crosby. ROW 2: Helen Custer, Sandra Agler, Sue Neiford, Susan Greencwald, Judy Pankratz, Judy Rawlings, L0- retta Keirns, Karen Conners, Mary Ellen Horine, Nancy Rager, Marcia McCollum, Linda Lewis, Linda Esch- bach. ROW 3: Betty Zinsmeister, Ellen Donahue, Mary Mercer, Grace Phenegar, Mary Ann Hedges, Mary Ann Albright, Janice Moore, Rosemary Lippi, Kathy McMillen, Carol Ginzel, Janice Miller, Martha Wells, Barbara Killian, Marsha Tomczak, Verona Witherow, Jean Campton, Carol Niles, Sharon Simmons, Ann Parker, Judy Anderson, Vera Corathers, Nancy Wil- liams. ROW 4: Marsha Sherman, Alice Stemen, Sandra Hipsley, Betty Sheets, Rosa Lee Fisher, Gay Gorman, Judy Hammond, Ellen August, Shirley Welker, Alice August, Denise Colter, Nancy Ferguson, Carolyn Bailey, Peggy Blake, Cheryl Runnion, Jean Bolinger, Karen Copeland. ROW 5: Pat Mengerink, Gale Tindall, Judy Thatcher, Alice Horine, Peggy McNeal, Sandra John- son, Martha Conn, Sarah Holtsberry, Sharon McCarty, Sherrill Adams, Lynn Feigert, Sue Stewart, Janet Good, Nancy Ridenour, Judy Hesher, Joanne Agler, Marilyn Fast, Sue Williamson, Nancy Young. g timer :-s lx-P' -w s wx. 'l-N--:wl1f-wrlaq ,lx-11, ROW I, left to right: Jim Imler, Chuck Ditto, Bob Gilliland, Gary Tomczak, John Young, Onley Heath. ROW 2: Roger Gipc, Ron Sherer, Jerry Nills, Jim Speer, Dick O'Mara, George Dunn, Gordie Knittle, Bob Blank. ROW 3: Don Wicrwille, Terry Oetzel, Tom Uncapher, George White, Herb Scaer, Bill Scott, Pat Hallam, Charles Ingman, Bob Matthias. ROW 4: Dick Hover- man, Dave Hoverman, Larry Johnson, Charles Young, Larry Bowersock, Jack White, Bob Lewis, Howard Shaw, Dennis Schaffner, Steve Van Kleek. ROW 5: Dave Shupe, Don Smitley, Jim Thatcher, Bob Mohr, Dave Fell, Bob Baker, Bill Foley, Rodger Bechtol, Paul Ka- duk, Chuck Kanney, Bob Ainsworth, Roger Bradford. SENIOR HI-Y President f Larry Bowersock Secretary f Jim Imler The candle lighting at the Hi-Y induction service is always an impressive ceremony. The Hi-Y has always been a popular club. Perhaps the reason for it's popularity is the fact that each year brings new projects. This year, besides selling pop at ball games to raise money, the boys took over a really diflierc-nt service. Each of the members began resembling bunnies as all the boys hid eggs for the Easter egg hunt at the Y.M.C.A. Larry Pennell was the ollicial represent- ative at the Hi-Y district conference in Findlay. Vice President f Don Black Advisor f Mr. Rauch ROW I, left to right: Bruce Jarvis, Bill Stanley, Allan Runser, Hal Scott, Paul Laemmle, Doug Maxim. ROW 2: Larry Carter, Jim Neiford, Gary Cross, Chuck Fowler, John Chiles, Dick Reidenbach, Terry Eiken- bary. ROW 3: John Burris, Jim Cochran, John Lloyd, Vernon Oechsle, Rick Counseller, Jerry Eikenbary, Dave Feasby, Jim Rogers, Mr. Mankin. ROW 4: Rich- ard Grove, Dick Bollenbacher, Jerry Fryer, John But- ler, Jack Marquis, Bob Faulkner, Roger Oetzel, Doug Snyder. ROW 5: Phil Harden, Jim Marker, Ed Ham- mond, Dennis Underwood, Bruce Baker, Dick Dippery, Larry Joseph, Roger Duncan, Bob Miller, Tom Nelson. JUNIOR HI-Y President - Allan Runser Secretary - Hal Scott Vice President -- Bill Stanley Treasurer - Doug Maxim Advisor f Mr. Mankin The Jr. Hi-Y does not seem like a young, Junior Hi-Y meetings are conducted with utmost dignity two-year-old club. This well-organized group has a good future because of careful planning. Last summer, Bill Stanley, Paul Laemmle, and Doug Maxim attended the Camp Nelson Dodd Ofhcer training session. Their meetings have been varied. One evening, they could be found listening in- tently to Mr. ,Davis' lecture on parliamentary procedure, the next, enjoying some World Series films. In February, the boys aided the Heart Fund by soliciting for donations. Allan Runser repre- sented the club at the Junior Legislature. UD The FTA is an organization open to anyone in high school who is interested in preparing for the teaching profession. Student teaching is the main project of FTA because it provides for practical, on- the-job experience. This year, almost all of the mem- bers had several opportunities to substitute for the city teachers at in-service training throughout the year. Our FTA chapter is a member of the State and National FTA. The members had an opportunity to hear the State director of FTA, John Hall, and an older and a younger teacher from the Van Wert City Schools system give their reasons for entering and remaining in the teaching profession. There is a larger membership in FTA this year than any other year in the history of the activity in Van Wert High School. FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA President - Mary Jane Ross Secretary - Sue Prior Vice President - Dorothy Doner Treasurer - Charlotte Sherman Advisor - Mr. Gallapoo ROW I, left to right: Dorothy Doner, Charlotte Sher- man, Sue Prior, Mary Jane Ross, Lora Verne Allen, Linda Feasby. ROW 2: Sara Agler, Marcile Merkle, Louise DeCamp, Barbara Miller, Beverly Taylor, Peg Stengcr, Ann Poling, Beth Ann Weeks, Ann Good, Nancy Louth, Susie Dcrmycr, Trina Jackson. ROW 3: Roberta Harden, Mary Ellen Keith, Diane Tabor, Joy Sink, Sharon Slane, Suzy Binklcy, Alice Horine, Jean Gilliland, Jean Bolinger, Joanne Agler, Mary Ann Hedges, Carol Kinsey, Sally Stewart, Janet Anderson. ROW 4: Marsha Blake, Francine Fell, Ann Gribler, Corinne Katterheinrich, Susan Sheldon, Charleen Steele, Loella Rogers, Nancy Williman, Beverly Ger- mann, Nancy Kohn, Mary Ellen Horine, Joy Smith, Sue Stewart, Susan Griblcr. ROW 5: Paul Laemmle, Don Wierwille, Reg Burley, Sam Fitzsimmons, Mary Kohn, Sally Thompson, Linda Stemen, Jona Runnion, Earl Sherburn, Bruce Jarvis, Carol Niles, Loretta Keirns, Verona Witherow, Sue Evans. ROW I, left to right: Mary Kohn, Sara Drury, Elise Carolyn Blackmore, Judy Hammond. Sherrill Adams. Hoekcn, Jean Hirn, Tonnetta Dustman. ROW 2: Diane Joyce Davis. ROW 4: Joyce Hufline. Claudia Green. Doepker, Linda Waldron, Nancy Rager, Carole Crosby, Sandy Feasby. .Iona Runnion. Nancy Kohn. Loella Rogers. ROW 3: Karen Heflner, Nancy Andrews, FUTURE NURSES OF AMERICA President g Elise Hoeken Secretary H- hlary Kohn Program Chairman --- Sara Drury Miss Mary Edwards -- Advisors f- Bliss lylarcile Spayd Many of the girls in our school who are inter- ested in the nursing profession have found that the FNA provides a chance for organized research into the opportunities of this varied vocation. The girls made several Held trips to different hospitals. Their purpose was to see the nursing profession First-hand and to observe some of the buildings in which they may some day be working, hut they found that the fun they had made the trips doubly enjoyable. They have had speakers from Yan lVert Hospital, Uni- versity of Cincinnati. Mizlrni University. and lvlllllflll Valley Hospital. ROW I, left to right: Opal Clouse, Don johnson, Dan Butler, Sharleen Wiseman. ROW 2: Mike Ruskaup, Cary Proiitt, Larry Klausing, Glen Pontius, Larry Roth. ROW 3: Don Ruskaup, Toni Reynolds, jim Gilbert. VOCATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CLUB President -A Dan Butler Vice President f - Don Johnson Secretary - -- Sharleen llliseman Treasurer ff Larry Roth Advisor -- Mr. Davis Parliamentary procedure. INDIVIDUAL AWARDS The VIC. is an organization of students taking the Diversified Cooperative Training program. The IIll'IlllJl'I'S have the opportunity to put theory into praetiee as they learn their chosen Held on-the-job. ln the seven years of its existence, this Club has won seven gold awards for outstanding service to the com- inunity. 'l'his year, they won a State gold award for 48 Sharleen lViseman .... Gold Award .... Outstanding Student in the Local Prograin. Mike Ruskaup .... Gold Award . . . Exteinporaneous Speaking As usual, the FHA had a busy year, and undertook many outstanding projects. The FHA is an organization to encourage and aid the girls who are, inter- ested in home economics. The year began with a sub-regional conference, and continued with the formal initiation of officers, the programs based on foreign countries, and the YVOWO rec- ord hop. Janice Stoller brought honor to her club when she was elected State FHA secretary. The FHA colors are red and white, their flower, the red rose, their theme, S'FHA,ers at home and abroad today understand our neighbors tomorrowf, One of the many projects was re-upholstering furniture President S Janice Stoller Vice President f Jean Hammond Secretary - Lucille Leaser Treasurer S Dixie Tope ROW I, left to right: Judy Showalter, Dixie Gilliland, crow, Sharon McCarty, Helen Custer. ROW 3 Betty Janice Stoller, Jean Hammond, Joyce Tope, Lucille Dull, Elizabeth Leaser, VVanda Johnson, Shirley Lane Leascr. ROW 2: Nancy Replogle, Sara Holtsberry, Peggy Jeraldine Coyle, Carolyn W'illiams, Joan Wheeler McNeil, Gretna Dempsey, Dixie Tope, Margaret With- 49 ROW I, left to right: Nancy Riger, Sue Baxter, Suzy Binkley, Karen lleflner, Sharon Ries, Ann Hartge, Carol llesher, Charlotte Sherrnan, Mary Kohn. Phyllis Finnegan. Judy Ilesher. Alice August, Bev Germann. HHH' 2: Doris lluguenard, Linda McCarty, Sharon Slane. Peg Steuger, Sharon McCarty, Sandra Mosure, Nancy Whitmore. Margaret Winterer, Jean Gilliland, Sara lloltsberry. Sandra Johnson. Susan Greenewald, Shirley Welker, Ann Parker. ROI1' 3: Sandra Agler, Pat Mengerink, Linda Witten. Sandra Hipsley, Betty Zinsrnt-ister. Barbara Killion, Martha W'ells, Pam Mo- sure, Kathy TVelIs, Trina Jackson, Virginia Harvey, Opal Clouse. l.inda lfeasby, Nancy Kohn, Sue Neiford, GIRLS' ATHLETIC President - 'Carol Hesher 'lireasurer -W blary Kohn Ahnost all of the activities of the GAA center around sports. 'lihey hold girls tournaments in speed- ball. basketball, volleyball. and baseball. The year always begins with a hike to the fairground followed soon alter by the initiation. For years the GAA has The CAA initiation turns out some pretty gro- tesque-looking creatures. Joyce Davis, Judy Geary. ROIV 4: Dorothy Miller, Sara Agler, Marsha Blake, Marilyn Fast, Karen Bagley, Judy Pankratz, Sandra Agler, Janice Miller, Judy llam- Inond, Nancy Ridenour. Carole Crosby, Denise Kol- ter, Ellen August, Lynn Feigert, Judy McCollum. Alice Kundert, Linda Waldron, Dixie Gilliland. Ann Poling. Barb Cermann, Pat Finkhousen, Sandy Arnold, Donna Whiteraft, Kathy McMillan, Joanne Agler, Carol Cin- zel, Sue Williamson, Jane Weeks, Linda Stemen, Jona Runnion, Sue Stewart, Verona NVitherow, Marsha Tomczak, Jean Ann Cainpton, Carolyn W'illian1s, Ja- dine Bell. Betty Sheets, Cheryl Dickson. Barbara Ilolrnes. Nancy Williams. ASSOCIATION Secretary ff Charlotte Sherman Advisor - - Miss Corbin sponsored a football banquet to honor the football players. This year, they held a football-basketball banquet. The GAA is in charge of the programs for all sports events. Who says that seniors are treated with respect? The Science Club, Organized last year to pro- prepared projects for the "Science Fairv at Bowling mote and further an interest in a Scientific Career, Green. One example is the closed circuit television has begun to take on the markings of a really pur- camera and receiver constructed ufrom scatch." poseful organization. This year, many of the members President - Hal Scott Vice President - Allan Runser Secretary - Nancy Whitmore Treasurer - Alice August Reporter - Paul Laemmle Mr. Hablitzel - Advisors - Mr. Spieth SCIENCE CLUB ROW I, left to right: Paul Laemmle, Allan Runser, bart, Phil Harden, Nancy Kohn, Margaret Winterer. Hal Scott, Nancy Whitmore, Alice August. ROW 2.' ROW 4: Mr. Hablitzel, Dick Bollenbacher, Dennis Bob Faulkner, Ken Wiedenmann, Grace Phenegar, Underwood, Bruce Jarvis, Bruce Baker, Ron Zinsmeis- Sandra. Mosure, Sam Fitzsimmons. ROW 3: Gene Hu- ter, Max Coombs. 51 .af-fl A 3. -:P SQ ix, fx if gif ix 'wk .fb ,ms Q 551 fi .. Q N X. S' wgysv Q: 4432+ L5 X " 4 Q wx X , 1 " Q 'WW , ., C nmgwf 6, 'X 3255125 eg? is Www 'YE F Wd? if Ak if 5 A xt., .kv K NR K Q ,,. Q . ROW I, left to right: Sally Thompson, Reg Burley, Lora Verne Allen. ROW 2: Cheryl Runnion, Carol Niles, Trina Jackson, Kathy Wells, Janice Miller, Grace Phenegar, Diane Tabor, Susan Sheldon, Sue Prior, Barb Germann, Margaret Winterer, Sharon Boyd, Peg Sten- ger, Dorothy Doner, Susan Gribler, Janet Anderson. ROW 3: Sherrill Adams, Jane Weeks, Deanna Sher- man, Judy McCollum, Jean Ann Campton, Connie Tabor, Bev Germann, Charleen Steele, Ann Poling, Sue Stewart. Joy Smith. Francine Fell, Janet Davis, Diane Thomas, Nancy Andrews, Carol Kinsey. ROW 4: John President -f Reg Burley Secretary -- Lora Verne Allen Lawlor, Tim Jones, Beth Ann Weeks, Lois Hoffman, Mary Jane Ross, Nancy Kohn, Loella Rogers, Ann Good, Judy Hammond, Margaret Ellen Ainsworth. ROW 5: Mr. Coon, Dave Fell, Earl Sherburn, Phil Harden, Don Wierwille, John Young, Ron Sherer, Larry Pennell, Steve Van Kleek, Ronnie Zinsmeister, Alice Stemen, Susie Dermyer, Jean Hirn, Sally Stew- art, Charlotte Sherman, Roberta Harden, Karen Geis- man, Nancy Louth, Sara Drury, Elise Hoeken, Helen Keirns. Vice President - Sally Thompson Advisor 3 Mr. Coon MASQUE AND GAVEL The deaths of Pyramus and Thisbe climax the per- formance of Midsummer Night? Dream. The popularity of the Masque and Gavel, a club organized to promote interest in speech activities, has grown each year. Each meeting consisted of a new oral interpretation or group presentation given by some of the members. These meetings are sometimes the proving grounds for future members of deelamation and debate teams. The "court'l deign to give their royal attention to the efforts of the peasants. 53 ROW I, left to right: Karen Wierwille, Ron Sherer, Jane Ross, Mary Ellen Keith, Elise Hoeken, Jenn Hirn Jim Bebout. ROW 2: Carolyn Bailey, Loretta Keirns, Judy McCollum. ROW 5: Earl Sherburn, Don Wier- ,Ienn Ann Cxnnpton. ROW ff: Bill Stanley, Bev Ger- wille, Don Black, Don Beck, Pat Hallam, Chuck Fowler mann, Nzmnry wvlllllllilfl, Joyce Feusby, Jane Weeks, Sue Reg Burley, Herb Scuer. Prior. ROW 4: Paul Luernrnle, Riek Counseller, Mary President if Ron Sherer Vice President - Jim Bebout Secretary - Karen Wierwille Mr. Baker Y Advisors f Mr. Gallapoo STUDENT COUNCIL RENDEZVCUS CCMMITTEE President f jerry Nills Secretary -- Ann Good Treasurer - Paul Laemmle ROW I, left to right: Paul Lzxernmle, Ann Good, Jerry Dave Fezlsby, Jerry Butler, Bryee Fauble, Bill Stanley Nills, ROW 2: Mary Ann Hedges, Joy Smith, Elise JlII1BCll,JlII1IIT1lCI'. lloeken, Nllllfy Williinxln. Barb Gerinunn. ROW 3: 54 X f ii ei ROW I, left to right: Onley Heath, Don Black, Dan Butler, Jim Imler, Chuck Kanney. ROW 2: Carl Hogue, Larry Bowersock, jerry Nills, Bob Mohr, Terry Oetzel, Larry Pennell, Don Wierwille. JUNIOR ROTARIANS "V" CLUB President - Don Black Secretary - Jim Irnler ROW I, left to right: Mr. Livingstone, Chuck Ditto, Dan Butler, Roger Gipe, Reg Burley, Bryce Fauble, Bob Stevens. ROW 2: Bruce Jarvis, George White, Larry Johnson, Jim lmler. ROW 3: Bill Stanley, Dick O'Mara, jery Nills, Don Black, Larry Bowersock, Denny Schaffner, Carl Witherow. ROW 4: Don Stemen, Doug Vice President - Larry Bowersock Advisor - Mr. Livingstone Maxim, Bill Sherman, Bill Scott, Chuck Kanney, Terry Oetzel, Howard Shaw. ROW 5: Ben Reidenbach, Phil Holtcamp, Dave Kulesza, Don Smitley, Bob Mohr, Onley Heath, Bill Winters, Jim Thatcher, Don Beck, Jim Bell. m neun . new 1. ,news lr HOU' I, If!! to right: Mary june Ross, Joyce Fcasby, Bcall, Lora Verne Allen, Carol Hcsher. Susan Gribler. .lim Sp:-1-r, Mzsrrilr- Mm-rklv, Dianne Tabor, Sally Thoinp- ROW 3: Bob Mohr, Put Hallam, Phil Holtkzunp, son. HHH' 2: liurlmra Millt'r, Dorothy Donor, Joyce Alan Rinard. Louis Crow, Bill Srott. President f - Jim Speer Vice President M- Mary Jane Ross Secrtrtary - -- Marcile Mcrkle '1'reasurer - Joyce Feasby Advisor --- Mrs. White NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 'l'wc-lvc nm-w mt-mlx-rs, sown juniors and five sen- ship. Only five per cent of the junior class and Fifteen iors, wr-rc inducted into the this year. To be per cent of the senior class may be elected to this 1-lt-ctr-cl into this group, a stuclvnt must have shown national organization. qualitivs of l'll2ll'Zll'lt'l'. lm-acl:-rsliip, sc-rx'ic'e, and scholar- Thvsc arc the two year members. LEFT TO RIGHT: Joyce Feasby, Mary Jane Ross, Jim Speer, Sally Thompson, Diane Tabor, Marcile Merkle. 4 56 ROW I, left to right: Sue Stewart, Lora Verne Allen, Hirn, Ronnie Zinsmeister, Jean Hammond, Nancy Reg Burley, Sally Thompson, Grace Phenegar. ROW 2: Kohn, Mary Jane Ross, Lois Hoffman. ROW 4: Sally Alice Stemen, Ann Good, Charleen Steele, Susan Shel- Stewart, Karen Geisman, Steve Van Kleek, Larry don, Jean Ann Campton, Mr. Coon. ROW 3: Jean Pennell, Don Wierwille, Dave Fell. NATIONAL THESPIANS President - Reg Burley Vice President - Sally Thompson Secretary - Lora Verne Allan Advisor g Mr, Coon The National Thespians may earn points by any earned points by selling tickets, working back stage, type of speech activity. Ten points are needed to be- acting in plays, and giving programs. This group is long to this group. Students wishing to qualify have the back-bone of the Masque and Gavel club. SPEECH HONOR CLUBS Members of the National Forensic League must earn twenty-five points, approved by the national board, to become members. School membership in N.F.L. is restricted to a certain number. Van lVert High School was honored by being given one of the comparitively few charters this year. Members of N.F.L. found that their activities were almost tripled as they received the questionable honor of being able to compete in the many N.F.L. contests throughout Ohio. ROW I, left to right: Judy Ham- mond, Grace Phenegar, Sharon McCarty, Alice Stemen, Sue Stew- art. ROW 2: Jean Ann Campton, Ann Good, Jean Him, Sally Stew- art, Karen Geisman. ROW 3: Sally Thompson, Ronnie Zins- meister, Dave Fell, Judy McCol- lum, Susan Sheldon. ROW 4: Mr. Coon, Chris Coon Cone of the three unofficial mascots.J Q4 ,n,, . 4. wny 1 ,.7-'HI ' ,1-,q",. 'M' , I 10' if ' K- 1.4 nf! .Ax 1, W "fa f x Q i,,,,-ug Y .Q bv .- Q , 1 r""'? KL k1,f1 . ,' 'fry 1 ly, L 4 M., , 'x' f . 1 A' ' n 'V ." ,ff , , , f yu, 7 yf, ' , U' 4 Y ,, 1 A 1 SP0li'l'S School Spirit is displayed in good sportsmanship. ROW 1, left to right: Jerry Nills, Larry Bowersock, Don Black, Jim Thatcher, Bill Sherman, Denny Schaff- ncr, Bob Mohr, Larry Johnson, Chuck Kanney, Chuck Ditto, Onley Heath, Roger Gipe, Danny Butler, Dick O'Mara, Terry Octzel, Howard Shaw. ROW 2: Coach Klutka, Ray Bowers, Bob Rowland, Paul Laemmle, Dave Shupe, Don Smitley, Ben Reidenbach, John Bur- ris, Bruce Jarvis, Roger LaLonde, Larry Dull, Dave Ku- lesza, Phil Holtkamp, Gordie Knittle, Coach Smith. ROW 3: Coach Coon, Tom Nelson, Gary Heckert, Harold Zinsmeister, Don Stemen, Jim Bell, Charles Young, Bryce Fauble, Bob Stevens, Gary Patterson, Dick Grove, Bill Stanley, Don Beck, jerry Eikenbary. FOOTBALL Cougars compete fourth undefeated season! GAME OPPONENT VAN WERT Bryan .... ........ 1 2 ..... ........... 2 0 Defiance . . . 0 .... .. 19 Kenton ....... 14 .... .. 24 Bellefontaine .... 13 .... .. 41 Lima Shawnee . . . 6 .... . . 21 St. Marys ....... 6 .... . . 21 Wapakoneta .. 13 .... .. 34 Celina ..... 0 .... .. 41 They said that it couldn't be done, but we did trophy and a list of 37 winning scores. Even our it' Yes, the amazing string of victories for the Van worst enemy can not contribute this record to any Wcrt Cougars has not yet been broken. At the end thing but skill and hard work. of the season this year, we held another shining Cougar teamwork is evident in plays like this. Opposing players don't get far. Players on the sidelines give enthusiastic support to their tCZ1Il'1I1'10. tes . Victorious Cougars lope off the field. OUR COUGAR Don Beck Don Black Larry Bowersock Dan Butler Bryce Fauble Roger Gipe Onley Heath Phil Holtkamp Bruce Jarvis Larry Johnson Chuck Kanney Jerry Nills LETTERMEN .Q-.4 Terry Oetzel Dick O,Mara Dennis Schaffner Howard Shaw Bill Sherman D011 Srrlltley Bill Stanley Bob Stevens George White Charles Young IN MEMORIAM Dave Kulesza ,Ma .qs A football locker room is not thc nf-atest of places. Bc-lim-vo it or not, this is organized confusion. Mummificd players follow thc action 64 Coaches rush from an unusual but happy showering. Coach Coon, Head Coach Smith, Coach Klutka. Following an outstanding season, Coach Smith lis- tens contentedly to the serenading of the students. At the end of the final game, the coaches are carried off the Held on the shoulders of the players. W Tht- Varsity cht-1-rlt-:init-rs join tht- rcscrvcs for a really Ay-Q those really thc chccrlcndcrs from Celina? big pvp st-ssion. Bob Ainsworth wus only one of thx- many stuclvnt spvxlkvrs wh0 Thoughtful crowds lczivc tht- study hall uftor onc of thc many imprvssivc pep govt' pvp talks. talks. 4 X ,f-"""' 66 Carl Witherow 1 W K V 1 6 fl 54' 4: ,iii , me J Don Black Bob Mohr GAME OPPONENT VAN WERT Delphos St. John's ...... 60 .............. 48 Paulding ............... 65 .... . . . 68 St. Mary's ........ .... 6 l .... 55 Lima Bath .... .... 4 5 .... . . . 63 Bryan ...... .... 7 4 .... . . . 65 Wapakoneta . . . .... 64 .... . . . 71 Defiance ...... .... 6 5 .... . . . 56 Lima. Shawnee . . . .... 53 .... . . . 46 Celina ...... .... 6 0 .... . . . 56 Bellefontaine . . .... 62 .... . . . 59 l Kenton .. .... 54 .... .... 4 8 Y K s. Q If Q1 Riliiiiiklg gy Bill Scott Jim Thatcher .ixw ll SL 4 1 . N 1 xx xx 5 4 9 X N X1 2 D M . Jim Imler Ou HXIIH g V Y! ra it Chuck Kanney Thu USLHII disfusscs ax strzxlc-gint play. Hu- cmwcl in lhf- pnvkr-cl gym YVi1IK'h lc-nss-ly ns Curl W'ith0r 4'l1l'lll'S ilu' lmll from ilu-l1.u1ds of 2111 opposing player. -WK w I 1 68 .Q- a seemingly impossible basket. Faces register astonishment at -Lts L ' L if W5 if , . S K pf - . ' ,.......--I X it Coach Brazen poses on his front porch. VARSITY PLAYERS Don Black . . . Jim Imler ..... . . Chuck Kanney Bob Mohr . . . Bill Seott .... Jim Thatcher . Bill Winters .. Rodger Beehtol Carl Witherow . Guard . Guard . Guard Forward Forward , Center . . . . Center Forward . Guard Charles Young Doug Maxim Jim Bell ,..... . RESERVES Gary Etzler . . , . Bruce Baker . Torn Lause . . . . . Jerry Fryer .... . . . Jim Cochran .... . Doug lVelker I I 1 The teams iight for the ball. Close guarding often causes fouls. . . Guard Forward ,. Guard . . Guard . Center Forward Forward . . Guard . Guard Ed Hammond . Dick Dippery . Roger LaLonde Phil Hines .... Fred Simmons Phil Holtkarnp Mike Slane . . . Larry Riley . . Forward . Center . Center Forward . Center . Guard . Guard Forward mf "w5'wf':f' V VARSITY CHEERLEADERS I,If1"T TO lfIUlI'l': Joy Smith, Burl: CLCTIHZIIIII, Judy McCollum, Chzlrlottc ShCI'll12lIl, Caro IIl'Slll'I'. RESERVE C1IIE1iRLliADRRS I.lfl"'l' 'IYP RIUIITJ Sum- Stcwurt, Vcrouzm W'ithcrow, Kurvn Bnglcy, Juzm Cuxnpton, Szmdra .'X1'11olcl. Clglml Nilcs. 70 Split-sm-fond timing makes base- Players rclux in thc dugout. hull onc of our most vxciiting sports. BASEBALL 'gGus" Bvll guards Hrst base. Charlie Young hits 11 long one. 54" 72 wg X X as no ai x QS LEFT TO RIGHT: Jim Imler, Phil Holtkamp, Hal Scott, Doug Maxim, Coach Brazen, Chuck Kanney, Dave Hoverman, Doug Welker. GOLF Many of the boys in V.YNl.H.S. have found that the relaxing game of golf is one of the most enjoyable of sports. Although some have been playing for years, we have never before had an organized golf team. This year, with the co- operation of the Wlillow Bend Country Club, the boys have proved that they have what it takes to become top golfers. They have already defeated many of the top schools in the area and hope to continue and improve this record in the follow- ing years. Coach Brazen discusses technique with some of the golfers 73 .ik x v- ii N A N Q L 'X e R f if mim- fzrrg. 5, iv 5 N 'QQ L ,w"QN?'k?-fx 'X -W fix: . . Q L ' . x x . X , xr ff Q , 1 fy Riff-3 X xx X x Q .. WSE ii J fy FQ Q i 5+ X KQXKAA.. if ftiwkx-X V 1 Q'ifx,Q5'Nw Ls . N , N J ' 5 mx Kish SA R. 1 -5 ' 5? - ' x ' u' -3 eel" Q Q . ,uw .FM , X wx v - I - 3 Q .1 mxs. xy S :X if K! ing .ifsx s X' Q RK Ska Nix' x Hx i'i Y .S-X5 Q-4 ,Mmvvra S m I ' Q 3 Qs 'SS xm fm F. mask Q Nw ..,, xp 'Sh RFE AUTIVITIES Q ': 9 Miss ISQW1-1'ly Gvrmaxm 76 X f -' LEFT TO RIGHT: Karen Wierwille, Sophomore Attendant, Nancy Williman, Senior At- tendant, Queen Bev, Jean Hirn, Junior Attendant, Loretta Keirns, Freshman Attendant. HOMECOMING-1958 The Hon1ecoming festivities this year began with the barbecue which was sponsored by the Excalibur staff. At the half of a very satisfying game with Bellefontaine, Queen Beverly Germann was officially crowned by last year's monarch, Nan Co- wan. Her roses were presented by football co-captain, Jerry Nills. Following the game, the Queen and her court, escorted by their class presidents, made a grand entrance and officially began the homecoming dance. The Homecoming dance, held in Lincoln Auditorium, was a Crowded success. A The theme of the festivities, "Deep Purplef' was carried out in music and color. A huge silver crown hung from the middle of a false ceiling of shades of purple scattered with silver stars. During the inter- mission, the Queen and her court were presented with gifts from the Excalibur staff. The whole affair, sponsored by the Excalibur staff, was their first and largest undertaking of the year. 'Queen Bev receives her scepter from resigning queen, Nan Cowan. SNOWBALL Once again the Rendezvous Committee pre- sented 21 really beautiful dance. This year, the fun :xml rt-spoiisilmility ol' Snowball was shared with the Cfillllly stuclvnls. The old favorite, "Sl2lI'Cll1St,,i was pivsc-Iitvcl as the theme. This theme was carried out The multi-colored revolving ball has been a traditional part of this dance for years. in gold and white, with the traditional huge Hsnow- ball" surrounded by snowflakes and stars. This dance, the big event of the Christmas vacation, is the only formal allair which is open to everyone in high school. U NNN 5 K, ,.L.,., i PROM Despite all of their class loyalty, the seniors l1ad to admit that the juniors had honored them with a really outstanding Prom. Headed by the Class offi- eers plus llorothy Doner, Susan Gribler, and Rodger Beehtol, the entire junior Class spent night after night preparing the beautiful decorations. Tl1e theme of Prom for this year was "Ebbtide." The entire gym, dominated by the authentic-looking lighthouse, Car- ried out the idea of a eool night on the seashore. 2' Q. The grand march, led by the Class presidents, gave proud parents a s T chance to see their children. Three hard-working girls paint a lighthouse. Tired dancers sat on the white wrought-iron benches and watched the little star fish holding the hsh nets and the sea gulls flying just below the false ceiling. Prom turned out to be eyerytliing and more that the juniors had promised, and everyone refused to let the night end. After the dance. they attended a movie, swam at the YM.. and ate breakfast at the Yours and hline restaurant, lt was a nex'er-to-l1e- forgotten night. RUW I, left to right: Joyce Davis, Sandra Sowles, Shirley Lane, Nellie Dempsey, Marilyn Fast, Janice Stoller, Donna Whiteraft, Shirley Welker, Loella Rogers, Sharon Boyd, Elise Hoeken, Susan Gribler, Sara Drury, Sue Prior, Nancy Rager, Betty MeKeddic, ROW 21 Diane Ashbaugh, Carol Hesher, Nancy Blackmore, Hilda Mericle, Evelyn Stevens, Louise DeCamp, Beth Ann Weeks, Joyce Beall, Marsha Blake, Charleen Steele, Linda Stemen, Karen Millhouse, Nancy An- drews, Jean Gilliland, Nancy Ridenour, Joyce Feasby, Roberta Harden, Ann Poling. ROW 3: Barbara Miller, Connie Wallace, Carolyn Mosier, Carolyn Williams, A CAPPELLA CHOIR The choir room resounded this year with spirituals, simple hymns, Christmas music, novelty numbers, and diflicult choral arrangements. As usual, these numbers were all performed with the clarity of tone, the perfection of enunciation, and the deep sincerity which have made Van Wert choirs among the most outstanding in the state. The Christmas and contest seasons were the busi- est for the choir this year. During the Christmas season, countless performances were given all over the city of Van VVert. The choir distinguished itself by again receiving superior ratings in both the district and state music contests. The choir, under the direction of Mr. Jones, has continued to uphold the high standards which have been set. Linda McCarty, Sharon Ries, Corrinne Katterhein- rich, Karen Geisman, Peg Stenger, Nancy Louth, Helen Keirns, Nancy Williman, Francine Fell, Ann Gribler, Sally Thompson, Dorothy Doner, Mary Ellen Keith. ROW 4: Terry Oetzel, Bruce Jarvis, Jim Bebout, Hal Scott, Doug Maxim, Bill Stanley, Jim Rogers, Roger Van Wert music department scored well at the solo and ensemble contest this year. Out of 29 contestants from our school, eleven received I Qsuperiorj ratings and were eligible to continue to the state contest. Those competing were: VOCAL: Soprano, Evelyn Stevens, Barbara Haines. M ezzo-sopranoj Nancy Ridenour, Sharon Boyd, Peg Stenger, Karen Geisman. Alto, Francine Fell, Roberta Harden, Sally Thompson. Tenor, Jerry Fisher, Rick Counsellor, Bob Stevens, Vernon Oechsle. Oetzel, Jim Jerome, Vernon Oechsle, Fred Place, Larry Carter, Wendell Williams, Paul Laemmle. ROW 5: Bob Ainsworth, Steve Van Kleek, Dave Hoverman, Jack Fraker, Pat Hallam, Rodger Bechtol, Bob Matthias, Ron Sherer, Louis Crow, Rick Counseller, Gordie Knittle, Ray Alvarado, Bob Stevens. Baritone, Paul Laemmle, Rodger Bechtol, Ray Alvarado. Bass, Bruce Jarvis, Allen Runser, Don Wierwille. INSTRUMENTAL: Woodwindg Nedra Wise, Diane Thomas, Sharon Boyd, Karen Millhouse, Dorothy Doner. Bass Horny Bob Faulkner. Piano, Barbara Miller, Diane Tabor. Woodwind Ensemble, Susan Cribler, Dor- othy Doner, Barbara Miller, and Corinne Katterheinrich. ROW I, left to right: Nancy VVilliman, Jean Gilliland, Loretta Keirns, Dorothy Doner, Barbara Geary, Karen Connors, Peg Stenger, Grace Phenegar, Barbara Miller, Hazel Rhodenbaugh. ROW 2: Nancy Andrews, Nancy Louth, Corrine Katterheinrich, Diane Thomas, Carolyn Bailey, Joanne Agler, Sarah Drury, Jane Weeks, Karen Copeland, Pam Mosure, Sharon Simmons, Betty Sheets, Jadine Bell, Beverly Taylor, Karen Millhouse, Helen Keirns, Sandra Agler, Roberta Harden. ROW 3: Nedra Wise, Patty Dunlap, Gay Gorman, Nancy Ferguson, Rosemary Lippi, Susan Greenewald, Cheryl Runnion, Pat Mengcrink, Sue Neiford, Judy Geary, Sue William- son, Lendall Terry, Bob Baker, Alan Rinard, Reg Bur- ley, Lois Hoffman, Loella Rogers, Jerry Wilhelm, Larry BAND Guest direetor eonduets the Combined bands at an after- noon rehearsal. The pep band lends a spirited air to pep assemblies As usual, the Van Wert High School Band Dull, Nancy Ridenour, Della Mason, Sharon Boyd, Susan Gribler, Susan Sheldon, Karen Geisman. ROW 4: Judy Hesher, Peggy Blake, Judy Hammond, Judy Showal- ter, Sharon Ries, Larry Joseph, Terry Fox, Carol Aberly, Louise Elzey, Marjorie Spry, Dixie Gilliland, Carolyn Gilliland, Marvin Everly, Dave Myers, Roger Shimp, Dick Bollenbacher, Jim Speer, Bruce Baker, Paul Wilson, was a flurry of activity all during the school year. In the middle of a busy football season, this ener- getic group managed to squeeze a weekend in Cleveland where they had the honor of marching and playing in the half-time ceremonies of the Browns' football game. Many and varied were our own original half-time shows. Many students will remember the Latin American Trip, the bell show, and many others. During concert season, a new experiment was tried and approved. For the first time, our band staged an exchange concert with Lima Senior High which proved to be both edu- cational and just plain fun. Our band, under the direction of Mr. Jones, is enjoyed by the entire community. Peggy Scarpelli, Roger Oetzel, Gale Tindell, Doris Hugenard, Sandra Johnson, Linda Glander, Dick Dip- pery, Mary Murphy, Gene Hubart, Dick Knodel, Phil Harden, Larry Johnson. ROW 6: Jean Bolinger, Jerry Ralston, Jim Cochran, Karen Heffner, Earl Sherburn, Sam Fitzsimmons, Ron Zinsmeister. Practice marching on a sunny day IS not an unusual sight. ROW I, left to right: Jean Hirn, Tom Brown, Sally Pennell, Tim Jones, Nancy Whitmore, Sally Stewart, Thompson. ROW 2: Judy McCollum, Susan Sheldon, Allan Runser, Phil Harden, Charleen Steele, Rodger Ann Poling, Phil Hines, Susan Gribler. ROW 3: Larry Bechtol, Steve Van Kleek, John Lloyd. SCHOOL PLAY Van Wert High School's first all-school play was a huge success. Almoxt Summer, a light comedy, was about typical teen-agers, and each character Fit his part to perfection. Paul Jones, a handsome high school senior, has let too many activities interfere with his studies, Although he is assured that he will graduate, there is some doubt whether or not he will be accepted by the university. His friend, Jack, is having the same difficulty. They both must pass a final history exam with a score of ninety-five to graduate in the necessary upper third of their class. The main worry of both boys is that they will not be able to spend the summer at the lake with their girls if they have to attend summer school. Jack's sister Jane, Paul's girl, and Paul's sister Mary, Jack's girl, are sympathetic, but they do not let the problem bother them too much. Paul's younger brother, Junior, is ecstatic at the idea that he may be able to inherit Paul's new beach ensemble. Too impatient to "cram", Jack takes Paul's flashlight and breaks into Mr. Smudgley's office to peek at the exam answers. He leaves very quickly, dropping Paul's flashlight. Confronted by the evidence, Paul is unable to explain and loses the respect of his family and friends. Junior, who has made his dislike for girls evident to his family, is visited by Lilah, uthe girl he asked to go steady for the next eleven years." Afraid that his family will come in and find them together, Junior sends Lilah to the basement to hide. When Mr. Smudgley reports the boy's test scores, Paul learns that he has honestly earned the required ninety-Eve. Jack unmeaningly reveals that he has cheated and is sentenced to a whole summer of study. Jane promises to go steady with Paul, and all seems perfect until Lilah bursts through the kitchen door covered with coal dust. The curtain closes on four couples, three contented and one ehagrined. 84 Paul ..... Allan Runser ..... Sophomore Mr. Jones .... Phil Hines .... Sophomore Mary Junior Anna Jack . Jane Lilah Senior Mrs. Jones . . .Sally Thompson. . . Susan Gribler. . . Junior Charleen Steele. . . Susan Sheldon. . . . Senior . . . Senior Tom Brown. . .... Freshman Nancy Whitmore. . . Sophomore Kathy Wells. . . Junior . .Steve Van Kleek ...... Senior Phil Harden ...... Sophomore . . . Sally Stewart ....... Junior Ann Poling ....... Sophomore . . .Judy McCollum ...... Junior Jean Hirn ...... Junior Senior Mr. Smudgley . . .Larry Pennell. . . Rodger Bechtel. . . Junior Radio Program .... Tim Jones .... Junior John Lloyd .... Sophomore i w. 'Wits l- DECLAMATION TEAM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ann Good, Karen Geisman, Judy McCollum, Rodger Bechtol, Jean llirn, Joan Campton, Sally Stewart, Sally Thompson, Susan Sheldon, Sharon McCarty. DEBATE TEAM ROW I, lefl to right: Judy Hammond, Sue Stewart, Grace Phcnegar, Alice Stemen. ROW' 2 Dzlvt' lfvll, Ronnic' Zinsmcistcr. 86 SPEECH TEAMS Combined teams win Ohio High School Speech League District Sweepstakes. Every year, speech competition becomes rougher in Ohio, but V.W.H.S. seems to be rising to meet it. For the First time, our team won honors in every de- partment of the Ohio High School Speech League district tournament and walked away with the sweep- stakes trophy. All year long, the battle cry of the kids was: "Get the trophy for Mr. Coon," and they DECLAMATION TEAM Dramat1cs ......................... Susan Sheldon Speech League District - lst N.F.L. - 3rd Speech League District - 4th Humorous ........................ Sally Thompson Speech League District - lst Speech League State - 5th N.F.L. - 5th JuclyMcGollum Speech League District - 2nd Original Oratory .................. Karen Geisman Speech League District - 2nd N.F.L. - 4th ...............JeanAnnCampton Speech League District-lst Oratory ............................ Sally Stewart Speech League District -lst N.F.L. - 5th Sharon McCarty Speech League District - 4th Boys, Extemp. ....................... Larry Pennell Speech League District - lst Speech League State -7th Rodger Bechtol Speech League District - 2nd Girls' Extemp. .......................... Ann Good Speech League District - 3rd N.F.L. - 5th succeeded. Because of constant practising, a speech contestant carries a rough scheduleg but he is re- quired to keep his grades above his average or be dropped from the team. Besides the O.H.S.S.L. trophy, the teams won several honors all year long in N.F.L. contest, climaxing with their amazing first- year record at the Final Ohio N.F.L. tournament. Mr. Coon receives the trophy. 87 ROW I, left to right: Janice Miller, Mary Ann Al- bright, Grace Phenegar. ROW 2: Mary Mercer, Bar- bara Miller, Judy McCollum, Susan Gribler, Mary Jane Riss, Nancy Louth, Corinne, Katterheinrich, Barbara Germann, Jim Jerome, Jim Neiford, Roger LaLonde, Jean Bolinger, ROW 3: Nancy Whitmore, Joyce IIufHne, Barbara Holmes, Marsha Blake, Beverly Tay- lor, Karen Wicrwille, Karen Conners, Connie Tabor, Tom Brown, Herb Scaer, Marcile Merkle, Sally Thomp- son, Alan Rinard, ROW 4: Larry Dull, Bruce Jarvis, Tom Holmes, Rick Counsellor, Ken Wiedenmann, Gary Patterson, Phil Holtcamp, Charles Ingman, Jim Be- bout, Dave Fell. ROW 5: Ronnie Butler, John Morton, Lee Cooper, Jim Speer, Bob Mohr, Louis Crow, Tony Todd, Don Smitley, Kathy Wells. SCHOLARSHIP TEAM BIOLOGY: Larry Dull, Brice Jarvis, Nancy Whitmore. GENERAL SCIENCE: Charles Kaduk, Nancy Mer- cer, Alice Stemen. CHEMISTRY: Jim Bebout, David Fell, Kathy Wells. PHYSICS: Bob Mohr, Dick O,Mara, Jim Speer. ALGEBRA I: Ronnie Butler, Lee Cooper, John Morton. ALGEBRA II: Louis Crow, Don Smitley, Tony Todd. PLANE GEOMETRY: Rick Counsellor, Roger Oet- xcl, Kenneth Wiedenmann. AMERICAN HISTORY: Phil Holtkamp, Charles Ingman, Gary Patterson. WORLD HISTORY: Jean Bolinger, Roger LaLonde, Jim Nciford. SENIOR SOCIAL STUDIES: Bob Blank, Larry Pcnnell, Gary Tomczak. ENGLISH IX: Mary Ann Albright, Janice Miller, Grace Phenegar. ENGLISH X: Barbara Germann, Pat Ireton, Jim Jerome. ENGLISH XI: Corrine Katterheinrich, Nancy Louth Alan Rinard. ENGLISH XII: Marcile Merkle, Herb Scaer, Sally Thompson. LATIN I: Tom Brown, Karen Connors, Connie Tabor. LATIN II: Beverly Taylor, Karen Wierwille, Mar- garet Winterer. FRENCH I: Susan Griblcr, Judy McCollum, Bar- bara Miller. FRENCH II: Beverly Germann, Mary Jane Ross. BOOKKEEPING: Marsha Blake, Barbara Holmes, Marjorie Spry. 88 XXX GIRLS' AND BOYS' STATE Each year, one junior girl and two junior boys are chosen to represent Van Wlert High School at Buckeye Girls, State and Buckeye Boys, State. During their one-week assembly, students from all over Ohio form model governments which enable each delegate to learn government from actual experience. Susan Gribler is the Girls' State delegate, and Judy Geary is her alternate, Phil Holtkamp and Gary Patterson, the two Boys' State delegates, were not present when pictures were taken. SCARLETT QUILL STAFF ROW I, left to right: Loella Rogers, Susan Sheldon, leen Steele, Bev Germann. ROW 3: Jack White, Nancy Steve Van Kleek, Diane Tabor. ROW 2.' Mary Spieth, Kohn, Lora Allan, Mr. Coon, Mary Jane Ross, Sally Evelyn Stevens, Sue Evans, Carolyn Blackmore, Char- Thompson, Lois Hoffman. PUBLICATIONS EXCALIBUR BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager - Larry Pennell Special Projects - .Iona Runnion Mary Kohn Advertising - Ron Sherer Tax Stamps - Leigh Ann Kinkle Posters - Chuck Ditto Sue Evans Advisor - Mr. Davis SCARLETT QUILL EDITORS First Semester - Susan Sheldon Second Semester - Diane Tabor Steve Van Kleek Loella Rogers EXCALIBUR EDITORIAL STAFF Editor - Sally Thompson Sports - Larry Bowersock Cover - Linda Stemen Photographer - Larry Pennell ROW 1, left to right: Margaret Ainsworth, Beth Weeks, Mary Spieth, Karen Waymire, Evelyn Stevens, Nancy Williman, Lora Allan, Tonnetta Dustman, Nancy Kohn, Loella Rogers, Marcile Merkle, Susan Sheldon, Bev Germann. ROW 2: Diane Tabor, Joyce Beall, Diane Ashbaugh, Carol Hesher, Sandy Feasby, Barbara Sheets, Jadine Bell, Charleen Steele, Joyce Feasby, Carolyn Blackmore, Leigh Ann Kinkle. ROW 3: Jim Imler, not always glamorous business. Chuck Ditto, Don Black, Terry Oetzel, Sally Thomp- son, Mary Jane Ross, Sharleen Wiseman, Dennis Schaff- ner, Opal Clouse, Bob Blank, Linda Feasby, Herb Scaer, Chuck Kanney. ROW 4: Jerry Nills, Larry John- son, Don Wierwille, George White, Bob Mohr, Larry Pennell, Dick O'Mara, Larry Bowersock, Jack White, Ron Sherer, Jim Wollet, Roger Gipe, Steve Van Kleek, Reg Burley, John Young. Work on the Excalibur Staff is Tlf psxsfx. my wma .1 S Q QS?-. sg 1 'QR-xl. q v iwigs 3' ig'-A S wg s ff N1'wZS' fx --Wi-'fix .B Q . 4 3 ' Q. as ev 4: -. , - 1 f su fi, . Y 3' 'Sf SQ' xwkxfxq' . . A N., -sf- 1- th K N.,- - M...-, Q W - - N- -if - nr. L Q ,, K' -Q f W' - Q . 559' Mx -xi .QW-'wh f K+ ,,..N,. MSKQ --xl' 'QQ ' " -V F1 N' T3 Q ii. 3,5 ww YF?-N f,gf-SVN-!?'Q .u 63.5, if Amy , ASM-SQ' Kswimig -:gi .N - - -X3--3-'if K ,, , K, .wg 'ii -ww Qf.TiQf, W. WR 7, Q, Q ffjx- K. SWA if- -A Q-.S Ng. . .ff 4 ' K'2-u.,-X' 'AQ f. 'gp gif Mp K . 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W- ss. . w ,u1Ai?'2d'a,L, .,'f4f Q 5 Q ,M wen, M Q K -gif X - ,.,K.'-n w,-5 K. .Hn 'LW K.. Kv Q NK . fu' -,.,,f,ffaf't1'x. -M-Q K ,II--, ff Q, xgls , K K M. W -- K K, - I -ik K. ,M :K 0.77 ffl Ov!! .4 ,K ,1 f iP'7V A iw X WSW--Q 'Q si iff 25 ' 'K l,',i',',s' K t" Am Q 5 fs - .5-.lgigig g'.M -1 W- 'f ', ,, - Lek! if . if .K. X - , ,,,K 1.1.51 M 3.8 .K f f. ,f ff uf 1 f .. 5 gs'.: - w. Q -1 A ' ff, .,g!'3., , K , f. W WK M In Q44 - A 44 f H, ,A K J k 8 3 ,Q ' Q X 5 fx- 1 K M , .-1,1 ,K , , . K M K. if ,A Q , 4 -V - V. , . W .. .rK Yew K XK - - ' f K .1 vw" "7 ' K Juv Kg . , - X , KK .. V ,, ,X -3 A ak - X. K .. 2 x x S f . 'x'x v X Q Q KN . Q . - Q 1 six yn ,. x VX: is ..'L K - . X ., , 1, ' Q ,ax-K. Ei High standards will follow into their futures Vice President Larry Bowersock President Don Wierwille Treasurer Nancy Kohn Secretary Loella Rogers SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS SENIOR CLASS HISTORY The Seniors greeted their last year with mixed emotions. Most of us were enthusiastic about our futures, but, at the same time, we regretted having to leave the comfort, security, and the familiar, friendly atmosphere of V.W.H.S. We had a good year to end our high school careers. Of course, we will never forget our pride in being the first class to leave school never knowing a defeat in football. Many of us assumed positions of responsibility and achieved honors. The following seniors were presidents of organizations: Reg Burley, Thespians and Masque and Gavel, Ron Sherer, Stu- dent Council g Mary Jane Ross, FTA, Carol Hesher, GAAQ Joyce Feasby, Senior Y Teens, Jerry Nills, Rendezvous Committee, Larry Bowersock, Senior Hi Y 5 Don Black, V Club, Jim Speer, Honor Society, Dan Butler, V.I.C. Many seniors participated in the Homecoming festivities. Bev Germann was our queeng and Nancy Williman, our attendant. Queen Bev soon distin- guished herself in several beauty contests, and was the toast of all Van Wert as a maid of honor in the Peony Festival. Nancy Williman led the marching band this year as drum majorette. Carol Hesher was the only senior on the cheer- leading squad, and she represented us well. Susan Sheldon, Larry Pennell, and Sally Thomp- son were state speech contestants. Five of the 107 candidates for graduation were elected to the National Honor Society in addition to the six old members. Many seniors received awards at the final senior recognition ceremony. Marcile Merkle led the class as valedictorian. Among her honors were: the Home- maker of Tomorrow award, the Black Inc. award, the D.A.R. Good Citizenship medal, recognition for placing third in the state in the English scholarship test, and the girls' American Legion award. Don Black received the Boys' American Legion award. Don and Joyce F easby were the receipients of the Elks' annual award for outstanding seniors which was presented at the Elks' dance. Many seniors received certificates for outstanding scores in the Senior Schol- arship test. The choosing of our class motto, "Nothing great is lightly won", our class colors, purple and white, and our class Hower, the orchid, was the last offi- cial act in a wonderful year we can never forget. 94' Bob Ainsworth Margaret Ellen Amsworth Lora Verne Allen Pat Alvarado Bob Baker Joyce Beall Diane Ashbaugh Janet Anderson Jadine Bell Don Black Carolyn Blackmore Bob Blank Rogvr Bradford Rvg Burlvy DAII Butlcr Opal Clousm' Pvggy Davis Chuck Ditto Sharon Cust' Gvorgc Dunn Ionm-lla: IDIISIIIILIII L IA. joycc Fcusby Linda Fc-zxsby undy Fcasby Bill Foley Bob Gilliland Roger Gipc Bvvcrly Ccrrnnnn Whync Friesncr Barbara Goodwin Joan Hnnnnond Ann Hzlrtgc M1rc'i'i H 'lrtmzm Onlcy Heath Martha Height Carol Hcsher Lois Hoilman Carl Hoghe Charles Hufline Jim Imler Larry Johnson Don Iohnson Chuck Kanney Leigh Ann Kinklc Mary Kohn Rosemary Lane Harriet Lawlor Peggy McClure Dave Mohler Jerry Nills .Q Della Mason Bob Mohr Terry Oetzel Hilda Mericle Gary Myers Dick O5Mara Cury ProHitt Marcilc Merkle Larry Nihiser Larry Pennell Dorothy Rhodvnbuugh Sharon Riggs Hazel Rhodcnbaugh Mary Jane Ross Larry Roth Don Ruskaup affix Dennis Schaffncr 1- 1 asm, ,,,.1-nm 'Q' sf, ,'ESC"' ee ,f jona Runnion .ev?if Q wb ., 5 , X x 'Y Q4 x li .s . ,. Bill Scott Herb Scaer Carol Schnepp Howard Shaw 1 L A , 1 Barbara Sheets Susan Sheldon y 3 Ron Sherer Bill Sherman Jim Speer Mary Spieth Charlccn Steele Linda Stemen Evelyn Stevens Diane Tabor Jim Thatcher Sally Thompson Gary Tomczak Joyce Tope Tom Uncuphcr Roger VN clkcr ' ,xl I' W S Q ,,,fsW Q . ., 4. iii" 11, 'L Q l ll 12 , Nancy Willirnzm 3:4 fy ll M of t 15 IM is, Steve Van Klcck Karen Waymirc Beth Ann Wlccks Jack Wh1te George VVhite Shwrlccn WISCUIWH f-'Q Sharon Wisc john Young Carolyn Williams Jim Wollct SENIOR DIRECTORY AINSWORTH, BOB - Hi-Y 3,45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Junior Class Play 35 Excalibur Staff 45 Intra- murals 1,25 National Thespians 3,4. AINSWORTH, MARGARET -- Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 3,4 5 Chorus 15 Excalibur 4. ALLEN, LORA VERNE -- Y-Teens l,2,3,4, Treas- urer 25 Masque and Gavel 3,4, Secretary 45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 45 FNA 35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1, 25 Honor Society 45 Thespians 3,4, Secretary 45 Ex- calibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Junior Class Play 35 Scholarship Team5 English 25 Bookkeeping 3. ALVARADO, PAT - Y-Teens 15 Band 1. ANDERSON, JANET - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 45 FTA 3,45 Art Club 35 Excalibur 4. ASHBAUGH, DIANE - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Finance Ch. 25 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Excalibur 4. BAKER, BOB - Hi-Y 45 Band l,2,3,4. BEALL, JOYCE - Y-Teens l,2,3,4, Secretary 2,45 Music Ch. 35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Honor Society 45 Excalibur 4. BELL, JADINE - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Chorus 15 Band l,2,3. BLACK, DON - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Pres. 45 V-Club 3,4, Pres. 45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Junior Rotarians 45 V. Football 2,3,45 V. Basketball 2,3,45 Baseball l,2,3,45 Excalibur 45 Student Council 1,2,4. BLACKMORE, CAROLYN - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 De- votions Ch. 45 Chorus 15 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Masque and Gavel 3. BLANK, BOB - Masque and Gavel 35 Hi-Y 45 Cho- rus 15 Excalibur 45 Junior Class Play 35 Scholarship Team5 Science 15 Gov't. 45 Prom Committee 3. BOWERSOCK, LARRY - Hi-Y 3,4, Pres. 45 V. Club 2,3,4, V. Pres. 45 Chorus 15 Class V. Pres. 45 Excali- bur 45 Prom Committee 35 Intramurals 1,25 V. Foot- ball l,2,3,45 Junior Rotarians 4. BRADFORD, ROGER - Hi-Y 3,45 Road Sirs 4. BURLEY, REG -- Masque and Gavel 3,4, Pres. 45 Latin Club 2,3, V. Club 3,45 FTA 3,45 Band l,2,3,45 Thespians 3,4, Pres. 45 Excalibur 45 Junior Class Play 35 Scholarship Team 25 Prom Committee 35 Ring Committee 35 Intramurals 25 Baseball 2,3,45 Varsity 3, 45 Student Council 4. BUTLER, DANNY - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 3,45 V.I.C. 3,4, V. Pres. 3, Pres. 45 Intramurals 2,35 V. Football l,2,3,45 Junior Rotarians. CLOUSE, OPAL - Y-Teens l,2,3,4, Cabinet 25 GAA l,2,3,4, Cabinet 25 V.I.C. 4, Reporter 45 Chorus 1,25 Band 1,25 Reserve Cheerleader 35 Excalibur 4. DITTO, CHUCK - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 3,45 Junior Rotarians 45 V. Football 3,45 Excalibur 45 Intra- murals 2,35 Art Club 3,4, Pres. 4. DUNN, GEORGE - Hi-Y 45 Intramurals 1,25 Road Sirs 4. DUSTMAN, TONNETTA -- Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FNA 3,45 Program Ch. 35 Chorus 1,25 Band 1,2,35 Excalibur 45 Prom Committee 3. EVANS, SUE -- Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 45 Latin Club 3,45 FTA 45 Science Club 35 Art Club 35 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 4. FEASBY, JOYCE - Y-Teens l,2,3,4, Pres. 2,4, V. Pres. 35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Honor Society 3,45 Ex- calibur 45 Homecoming Attendant 15 Student Council 3,45 Rendezvous Committeel,2,3,4. FEASBY, LINDA - GAA l,2,3,45 Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 2,3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA l,2,3 4, Secretary 3, Program Ch. 45 Excalibur 4. FEASBY, SANDY - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Chorus 15 Ex- calibur 4. FOLEY, BILL - Hi-Y 3,4. GERMANN, BEV - Y-Teens l,2,3,4, Program Ch. 45 GAA 2,3,4, Cabinet 45 FTA 45 Chorus 15 Junior Class Play 35 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Homecoming Queen 45 Homecoming Attendant 35 Peony Festival Princess 45 Student Council 1,3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 2,3,4. GILLILAND, BOB - Masque and Gavel 25 Hi-Y 3,45 Junior Class Play 35 Intramurals 1. GIPE, ROGER - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 2,3,45 Science Club 3,45 Chorus 15 Choir 25 Excalibur 45 Intramurals 2,35 V. Football l,2,3,45 V. Baseball 25 Road Sirs 4. GOODWIN, BARBARA - Y-Teens 1 5 Chorus 1. HAMMOND, JEAN -- FHA l,2,3,4, V. Pres. 4. HARTGE, ANN - Y-Teens 1,25 GAA l,2,3,4, Cabi- net 2,3, V. Pres. 45 Chorus 1,25 Choir 3,45 Reserve Cheerleader 2. HARTMAN, MARCIA -- Y-Teens 15 Chorus 1. HEATH, ONLEY - Hi-Y 3,45 V-Club 3,45 Science Club 35 Junior Rotarians 45 Football 2,3,4, Varsity 3,45 Road Sirs 4. HEIGHT, MARTHA -- Scholarship Team 5 Bookkeep- ing 3. HESHER, CAROL - GAA l,2,3,4, Secretary 3, Pres. 45 Y-Teens l,2,3,4, V. Pres. 25 Chorus 1,25 Choir 3,45 Honor Society 45 Excalibur 45 Reserve Cheerleader 1, Varsity 3,45 Student Council 1. HOFFMAN, LOIS - Y-Teens l,2,3,4, Program Ch. 2, Service Ch. 35 Program Ch. 45 Band l,2,3,45 Junior Class Play 35 Declamation Team 35 Humorous5 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Thespians 3,4. 103 HOGHE, CARL - Latin Club 25 Excalibur 45 Schol- arship Team5 World History 25 Algebra II 3. IMLER, JIM - Hi-Y 3,4, Secretary 45 V. Club 2,3,4, Secretary 45 Junior Rotarians 45 V. Football 1,2,35 V. Basketball 1,2,45 Baseball 1,2,5 Golf 45 Ring Com- mittee 35 Excalibur 45 Student Council 25 Rendezvous Committee l,2,3,45 Latin Club 2. JOHNSON, DON - V.I.C. 3,4, V. Pres. 45 Intra- murals 1,2. JOHNSON, LARRY - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 2,3,45 Science Club 35 Excalibur 45 Basketball 15 V. Football 2,45 V. Baseball 2,3,4. KANNEY, CHUCK - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 45 Science Club 35 Junior Rotarians 45 Football l,2,3,45 Basket- ball l,2,3,45 Baseball 1,25 Golf 45 Excalibur 45 Intra- murals 1,2. KINKLE, LEIGH ANN -- GAA 1,25 Y-Teens 45 Ex- calibur 4. KOHN, MARY - GAA 2,3,4, Treas. 45 Y-Teens 1,2, 3,45 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 45 Science Club 35 FNA 3,4, Secretary 3,45 Chorus 15 Band 1,25 Thespians 3,45 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Junior Class Play 3. KOHN, NANCY - GAA 45 Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 45 Science Club 3,45 FNA 45 Chorus 1,25 Band 1,25 Class Treasurer 45 Thespians 3,45 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Scholar- ship Team5 Biology 3. LANE, ROSEMARY -- Y-Teens 1. MASON, DELLA - Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1,2, 3,4. McCLURE, PEGGY - FHA 2. MERICLE, HILDA - GAA 15 Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Latin Club 2,35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Excalibur 4. MERKLE, MARCILLE - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 3,45 Chorus 15 Honor Society 3,45 Ex calibur 45 Scholarship Team5 English 1,45 Latin 25 History 35 D.A.R. Test 4. MOHLER, DAVE -- Intramurals 1,2,3. MOHR, BOB - Latin Club 25 Hi-Y 3,45 Science Club 3, Treas. 35 Honor Society 45 Excalibur 45 Schol- arship Team5 Science 15 Geometry 25 Am. History 35 Physics 45 Basketball 1,2,45 Varsity 45 Football l,2,4, Varsity 2,45 Junior Rotarians 4. MYERS, GARY - Class Pres. 1 fVan Dell5 School Play 1,2 CVan Dell 5 Junior Rotarians 4. NILLS, JERRY - Latin Club 2,35 Hi-Y 3,45 Sergeant- at-Arms 45 V. Club 2,3,45 Science Club 35 Chorus 15 Excalibur 45 Intramurals 25 Football l,2,3,45 Baseball 2,3,45 Rendezvous Committee l,2,3,45 Pres. 45 Junior Rotarians 4. OETZEL, TERRY - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 45 Science Club 35 Chorus 1,25 Choir 3,45 Junior Rotarians 45 Football l,2,3,45 Excalibur 4. O'MARA, DICK - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 3,45 Chorus 15 Football l,2,3,45 Excalibur 45 Latin Club 2,3. PENNELL, LARRY - Masque and Gavel 3,45 Latin Club 2,35 Hi-Y 3,45 Science Club 3, Pres. 35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,35 Band l,2,35 Thespians 3,45 N.F.L. 45 Ex- calibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Junior Class Play 35 School Play 45 Scholarship Team 5 Science 15 Biology 25 Chem- istry 35 Gov't. 45 Prom Committee 35 Debate Team 3, 45 Declamation Team5 Extemporaneous 45 Junior Ro- tarians 4. PROFFITT, CARY - V.I.C. 3,45 Intramurals 1. RHODENBAUGH, HAZEL - Y-Teens 15 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1,2,3,4. RIGGS, SHARON - Y-Teens 3,45 FNA 45 Band 1,2. ROGERS, LOELLA - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 3,45 FNA 3,45 Cho- rus 1,25 Choir 3,45 Band l,2,3,45 Class Secretary 45 Thespians 45 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 4, Editor 45 Prom Committee 3. ROSS, MARY JANE - Y-Teens 1,2,3,4, Social Ch. 25 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 2, 3,4, Pres. 45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Class V. Pres. 35 Na- tional Honor Society 3,4, V. Pres. 45 Thespians 3,45 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Junior Class Play 3 5 Schol- arship Team5 French II 45 Prom Committee 35 Ring Committee 35 Commencement Announcement Commit- tee 45 Gir1's State Alternate 35 Student Council 254. ROTH, LARRY - V.I.C. 4, Treasurer 45 Art Club 3, V. Pres. 3. RUNNION, JONA - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 FHA 1,2,3, Treasurer 2, V. Pres. 35 Science Club 45 Choir 2,3 5 Band 15 Ring Committee 35 Excalibur 45 Masque and Gavel 3,45 FNA 4. RUSKAUP, DON -- V.I.C. 4. SCAER, HERB -- Hi-Y 3,45 Chorus 25 Choir 35 Ex- calibur 45 Student Council 45 Latin Club 2,3. SCHAFFNER, DENNIS - Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 45 Science Club 35 Football 1,3,45 Excalibur 45 Intramural 1,2. SCHNEPP, CAROL - FHA 2. SCOTT, BILL - Hi-Y 45 V. Club 45 Science Club 35 Honor Society 45 Excalibur 45 Scholarship Team 1,2, 35 V. Basketball 45 Junior Rotarians 4. SHAW, HOWARD -- Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,35 Basketball 1,2,35 Football 2,3,45 Baseball 15 Road Sirs 4. SHEETS, BARBARA -- Y-Teens l,2,3,45 GAA 1,2,3,45 Band 1,2535 Excalibur 4. SHELDON, SUSAN - GAA 1,25 Y-Teens 1,2,3,4, Finance Ch. 45 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Latin Club 2, 3,45 FTA 2,3,45 Science Club 3, Secretary 35 FNA 35 Band l,2,3,45 Thespians 3,45 N.F.L. 45 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 4, Editor 45 Junior Class Play 35 School Play 45 Girls' State Delegate 35 Debate Team 35 Dec- lamation Team 3,45 Dramatic 3,4. SHERER, RONNIE - Masque and Gavel 3,45 Latin Club 2,35 Hi-Y 3,45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1,2,35 Class President 15 Excalibur 45 Junior Class Play 35 Commencement Announcement Committee 45 Intra- murals 1,25 Student Council 1,2,3,4, Pres. 45 Junior Rotarians 4. SHERMAN, BILL - V. Club 45 Intramurals 2,3,45 V. Football 3,45 Baseball 3,4. SPEER, JIM - Hi-Y 3,45 Science Club 35 Band l,2, 3,45 Honor Society 3,4, Pres. 45 Junior Class Play 35 Scholarship Team5 Algebra I 15 Chemistry 35 Physics 45 Boys' State Delegate 35 Junior Rotarians 4. SPIETH, MARY - Y-Teens 45 Band 152,35 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Reserve Cheerleader 1. STEELE, CHARLEEN -- Y-Teens 1,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 3,45 FTA 45 FNA 35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1,25 Class Secretary 15 Class V. Pres. 25 Thes- pians 45 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 45 Junior Class Play 35 School Play 45 Commencement Announcement Committee 4. STEMENT, LINDA - Y-Teens 1,2,3,45 GAA 15 Cho- rus l5 Choir 2,3,45 Excalibur 45 Class Treasurer 15 Class Secretary 2. STEVENS, EVELYN - Y-Teens 1,2,3,45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Excalibur 4 5 Scarlett Quill 4. TABOR, DIANE - Y-Teens 1,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 45 Latin Club 45 FTA 2,3,45 Choir 45 Honor Society 3,45 Class Secretary fVan Delj 25 Scarlett Quill 4, Editor 45 Junior Class Play fVan Delj 35 Prom Committee fVan Delj 3. THATCHER, JIM -- Hi-Y 1,2,3,45 V. Club 45 V. Basketball 45 V. Football 4 5 V. Baseball 3. THOMPSON, SALLY - GAA 25 Y-Teens l,2,3,4, Publicity Ch. 2,35 Masque and Gavel 2,3,45 V. Pres. 45 FTA 45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Honor Society 3,45 Thespians 3,4, V. Pres. 45 N.F.L. 45 Excalibur 45 Scar- lett Quill 45 Junior Class Play 35 School Play 45 Scholarship Team5 English 1,2,3,45 Debate Team 25 Dec- lamation Team 3,45 Dramatic 35 Humorous 45 D.A.R. Test 4. TOMCZAK, GARY - Hi-Y 3,45 Excalibur 45 Scholar- ship Team5 Gov't 4. TOPE, JOYCE -- GAA 15 Y-Teens l,2,35 FHA 1,2,3, 45 Chorus 1. UNCAPHER, TOM - Hi-Y 3,45 Intramurals 1,25 V. Football 4. VAN KLEEK, STEVE - Hi-Y 3,45 Science Club 35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1,2,35 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 4, Editor 45 Intramurals 15 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Thespians 4. WAYMIRE, KAREN - GAA 1,25 Freshman Rep. 15 Y-Teens l,2,3,45 Chorus 15 Excalibur 4. WEEKS, BETH ANN - Y-Teens 1,2,3,45 Masque and Gavel 45 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 1,2,3,45 Science Club 35 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Excalibur 4. WELKER, ROGER - Intramurals 2,35 Basketball 15 Road Sirs 4. WHITE, GEORGE - Latin Club 25 Hi-Y 3,45 V. Club 3,45 Science Club 35 Chorus 15 Choir 25 Excali- bur 45 Intramurals 25 Football 1,2,3,45 Varsity 2,3,45 Baseball 2. WHITE, JACK - Hi-Y 45 Football 1,25 Excalibur 45 Scarlett Quill 4. - WIERWILLE, DON - Masque and Gavel 45 Latin Club 3,45 Hi-Y 3,45 FTA 45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1,25 Class President 45 Thespians 3,45 Excalibur 45 Junior Class Play 35 Commencement Announcement Committee 45 Intramurals 15 Student Council 45 Junior Rotarians. WILLIAMS, CAROLYN H GAA 1,2,45 Y-Teens l,2, 3,45 FHA l,2,3,45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,4. WILLIMAN, NANCY - Y-Teens 1,2,3,4, Treasurer 35 Latin Club 2,3,45 FTA 45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,3,45 Band 1,2,3,45 Excalibur 45 Prom Committee 35 Major- ette 35 Drum Maj-orette 45 Student Council 45 Rendez- vous Committee 1,2,3,45 Homecoming Attendant 2,4. WINTERS, BILL - Hi-Y 35 V. Club 45 Intramurals 1,25 V. Basketball 3,45 Baseball 4. WISE, SHARON - Y-Teens 1,2,35 FHA 1. WISEMAN, SHARLEEN - Y-Teens l,2,3,45 GAA 2,35 V.I.C. 4, Secretary 45 Chorus 15 Choir 2,35 Band 1,25 Junior Class Play 35 Prom Committee 35 Excali- bur 45 Masque and Gavel 3,45 Thespians 3,4. WOLLET, JIM - Excalibur 45 Intramurals 45 Road Sirs 4. YOUNG, JOHN - Masque and Gavel 3,45 Hi-Y 3,45 Excalibur 45 Junior Class Play 35 Scholarship Team5 History 3. MOST FRIENDLY MOST ATHLETIC Howard Shaw and Joyrc Fcasby Carol Heshcr and Don Black BEST PERSONALITY Larry Bowvrsock :md Mary Jane Ross BEST LOOKING MOST MATURE Bc-v Ga-rmznm and Reg Burley Diane Tabor and Jim Speer 106 RVEY Mwq vw X I,-N ' 414 N .W Ns.. WM I his 0 , M BEST FIGURE AND PHYSIQUE BEST FLIRTS Margaret Ellen Ainsworth and Jerry Nills Roger Gipe and Tonnetta Dustman MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED Bill Scott and Sally Thompson BEST SENSE OF HUMOR BEST DRESSED John Young and Karen Waymire Nancy Kohn and Steve Van Kleek 107 lil! K 4 - .u s . J, ,q . A , ,Q nw. P Q pf f f 2 5 ' D , , X - X 4 F I I 1 I I f 1 1 'Q in.. 'fs ly IW 'ly XJ 1 n 1 1 -L1 1 1 xx f 1 I I T 1 VI 1 1 Q -C, qs xi xg xr S 5 suns Q 5' lills Steve Van Kleek, Carolyn Williams, Nancy Williman, Jadine Bell, Don Black, Linda Feasby, Carol Hesher, Roger Gipe. ROW 4: Jim Speer, Diane Tabor, Shar- leen Wiseman, John Young, Bob Ainsworth, Roger Bradford, George Dunn, Onley Heath, Larry John- son, Gary Myers, Dick O'Mara, Larry Pennell, Howard Shaw, Ron Sherer, Tom Uncapher, Bob Baker, Larry Bowersock, Opal Clouse, Lois Hoffman, Chuck Kanney, Bob Mohr, Bob Blank, ROW 5: Mary Jane Ross, Sally Thompson, Bill Foley, Wayne Friesner, Don Johnson, Peggy McClure, Jerry Nills, David Mohler, Terry Oet- zel, Dennis Schaffner, Bill Sherman, Jack WVhite, George White, Don Ruskaup, Jim Wollct, Reg Burley, Herb Seaer, Bill Scott, Don lNierwille, Bill Winters, Jim Thatcher. CLASS OF 1958 ltis over at last as thc seniors leave the field with their diplomas. Those last days were hectic. Prom, Elks Dance, School Play, senior projects, the last issue of the Quill, the horrible final exams -- all contributed to the gen- eral state of exhaustion which prevailed throughout the senior class. Any normal person would be relieved to be rid of these obligations. At the last moment, however, when we marched to the music of S'Pomp and Circumstances", many of us had a lingering feeling of aflection for this school which we were leaving forever. Able, Ray-23 Adams, Sherrill- 29, 43, 47, 52, 53 Agler, Dan - 23 Agler, Eddie - 23 Agler, Joanne - 23, 43, 46, 50, 82 Agler, Sandra - 29, 43, 50, 82 Agler, Sara -- 35, 42, 46, 50 Ainsworth, Bob - 44, 80, 95, 108 Ainsworth, Margaret - 53, 91, 95, 107, 108 Albright, Mary Ann - 23, 43, 88 Allen, Lora Verne - 42, 46, 52, 53, 56, 57, 90, 91, 95, 108 Alvarado, Pat- 95, 108 Alvarado, Ray - 29,80 Anderson, Bill - 23 Anderson, Janet- 42, 46, 52, 53, 95, 108 Anderson, Judy - 29, 43 Anderson, Sharon - 23 Andrews, Nancy - 35, 42, 47, 52, 53, 80, 82 Arnold, Sandra - 35, 42, 50, 70 Ashbaggh, Diane -- 42, 80, 91, 95, August, Alice - 29, 43, 50, 51, 52 August, Ellen - 29, 43, 50, 52 Baer, Dave - 23 Bagley, Karen - 29, 43, 50, 70 Bagley, Shirley - 23 Bailey, Carolyn - 8, 23,43, 54, 82 Baker, Bob - 44, 82, 95, 108 Baker, Bruce - 29, 45, 51, 52, 82 Bates, Judy - 29 Baxter, Larry - 23 Baxter, Sue - 6, 35, 42, 50 Beall, Jroyce - 42, 56, 80, 91, 95, 108 Beall, erxy - 29 Bechtol, Rodger-35, 44-,52,80, 84,86 Beck, Don-35, 54, 60, 62 Bell, Jadine - 42, 50, 82, 91, 95, 108 Bell, Jim - 35, 54, 55, 60 Bell, John -- 23 Beaupre, Dean - 23 Betts, Larry - 35 Binkley, Suzy -- 35, 42, 46, 50 Black, Don - 6, 44, 54, 55, 60, 62, 67, 91, 95,106,108 Blackmore, Carolyn - 42, 47, 90, 91, 95, 108 Blackmore, Dorcas - 35 Blackmore, Nancy - 29, 80 Blake, Marsha - 35, 42, 46, 50, 80, 88 Blake, Peggy - 23, 43, 82 Blank, Bob - 44, 91, 95, 108 Bolinger, Jean - 29, 43, 46, 52, 82, 88 Bollenbacher, Dick - 45, 51, 82 Booher, Jackie - 23 Book, Sharon - 23 Bowen, Lewis - 35 Bowen, Lloyd - 23 Bowers, Ray - 29, 60 Bowersock, Dick -- 23 Bowersock, Larry - 44, 55, 60, 62, 91,94, 106, 108 Boyd, Sharon - 29, 52, 53, 80, 82 Bradford, Roger - 9, 44, 96, 108 Briggs, Dave - 23 Briggs, Don -- 35 Brown, Dave - 29 Brown, Gary - 23 Brown, Tom - 23, 84, 88 Burley, Reg- 46, 53, 54, 55, 57, 82, 91,96,106,108 STUDENT INDEX Burris, John -- 29, 45, 60 Burton, Ronald - 23 Busch, Sandra -- 29 Butler, Dan - 48, 55, 60, 62, 96, 108 Butler, Jerry - 54 Butler, John - 23, 45 Butler, Ronnie - 23, 88 Campton, Jean - 22, 23, 39, 43, 50, 53, 54. 57. 70, 86 Carter, Carla -- 23 Carter, Larry - 29, 45, 80 Casarez, Ray - 23 Case, Barbara -- 29 Case, Sharon - 96, 108 Cashel, Larry - 23 Chesbro, Judy - 35 Chiles, John - 23, 45 Clear, Carol- 29 Clouse, Opal- 42, 48, 50, 91, 96, 108 Cochran, Jim -- 29, 45, 52, 82 Coffelt, Ronnie - 23 Coifelt, Rosalyn - 35, 42 Comer, Jim - 29 Conley, Karen - 23 Conn, Don - 23 Conn, Martha - 29, 43 Conn, Russell- 23 Connell, Harold - 23 Connors, Karen - 23, 43, 82, 88 Coombs, Max - 29, 51 Cooper, Lee - 23, 88 Copeland, Karen - 29, 43, 82 Corathers, Vera - 29, 43 Counseller, Rick -- 29, 45, 54, 80, 88 Coyle, Jeraldine - 24, 49 Crawford, Fitz - 24 Crosby, Carole - 29, 43, 47, 50 Cross, Gary -- 24, 45 Crow, Louis - 35, 56, 80, 88 Custer, Helen - 29, 43, 49 Davies, Don - 24 Davis, Janet - 35, 53 Davis, Joyce - 35, 42, 47, 50, 80 Davis, Peggy - 96, 108 DeCamp, Louise - 35, 42, 46, 80 DeMoss, Margaret - 35, 42 Dempsey, Gretna - 24, 49 Dempsey, Linda - 24 Dempsey, Nellie - 80 Dermyer, Susie - 35, 42, 46, 53 Dettrow, Merle - 29 Dickson, Cheryl - 29, 50 Dippery, Dick - 45, 52, 82 Ditto, Barry - 24 Dittoitghuck - 44, 55, 60, 91, 96, Doepker, Diane 29, 47, 52 Donahue, Ellen - 24, 43 Doner, Dorothy -35, 42, 46, 52, 52 56, 80, 82 Douglas, Marjorie -29 Douglas, Tom - 24 Drury, Sara - 35, 42, 47, 53, 80, 82 Dull, Betty - 24, 49 Dull, Larry - 29, 60, 82, 88 Duncan, Roger - 24, 45 Dunlap, Pat - 35, 42, 82 Dunn, Ervin - 29 Dunn, George - 44, 96, 108 Dunno, Shirley - 29 Dustman, Tonnetta - 42, 47, 52, 91, 96, 107, 108 Edwards, Allan - 24 Eikenbary, Jerry - 24, 45, 60 Eikenbary, Terry 24,45 Elzey, David - 35, 44, 51, 52, 53 110 Elzey, Louise -- 24, 82 Eschbach, Linda - 43 Etzler, Gary -- 29 Evans, Sue - 42, 46, 52, 90, 96, 108 Everley, Marvin -29, 82 Fast, Marilyn - 29, 43,50, 80 Fauble, Bryce - 35, 54, 55, 62, 60 Faulkner, Bob - 29, 45, 51 Feasby, David - 22, 24, 45, 54 Feasby, Joyce - 42, 54, 56, 80, 91, 96, 106, 108 Feasby, Linda - 42, 46, 50, 52, 91, 96, 108 Feasby, Sandra - 42, 47, 91, 97, 108 Feigert, Lynn - 29, 43, 50, 52 Fell, David - 35, 44, 52, 53, 57, 86, 88 Fell, Francine - 29, 46, 52, 53, 80 Ferguson, Nancy- 24, 43, 82 Finkhousen, Pat - 42, 50 Finnegan, Phyllis - 30, 50 Fisher, Jerry - 30, 52 Fisher, Rosa Lee - 24, 43 Fisher, Tom - 24 Fitzsimmons, Sam - 46, 51 , 82 Foley, Bill- 44, 97, 108 Ford, Clyde - 35 Ford, Sonja - 30 Foster, Eugene - 24 Fowler, Chuck - 6, 22, 24, 45, 54 Fox, Terry - 24, 82 Fraker, Jack - 30, 80 Francis, Jim - 24 Friesner, Wayne -- 97, 108 Fryer, Jerry - 30, 45 Gay, Pat - 24 Geary, Barbara - 24, 82 Geary, Judy -35, 50, 82, 89 Geisman, Karen - 36, 42, 53, 57, 80, 82, 86 Germann, Barbara - 30, 43, 50, 52, 53, 54, 70, 71, 88 Germann, Beverly - 42, 46, 50, 52, 53, 54, 76, 77, 90, 91, 97,106 108 Gilbert, Jim - 36, 48 Gilliland, Bob - 44, 97, 108 Gilliland, Carolyn - 36, 42, 82 Gilliland, Dixie - 30, 49, 50, 82 Gilliland, Jean -- 30, 43, 46, 50, 52, 80, 82 Ginzel, Carol- 24, 43, 50 Gipe, Roger - 44, 55, 60, 62, 91, 97, 107, 108 Glander, Linda - 24, 82 Goins, Kay - 36 Good, Ann - 36, 42, 46, 52, 53, 54, . 57, 86 Good, Janet -- 24, 43 Goodwin, Barbara - 97, 108 Gorman, Gay - 24, 43, 82 Greenewald, Susan - 24, 43, 50, 82 Gribler, Ann - 36, 42, 46, 52, 80 Gribler, Susan - 36, 42, 46, 52, 53, 56, 80, 82, 84, 83, 89 Grove, Dick - 30, 45, 52, 60 Guy, Floyd - 30 Haines, Barbara - 30 Hall, Bonnie - 30 Hall, John - 30 Hall, Linda - 30 Hall, Sherry - 36 Hallam, Pat - 36, 44, 54, 56, 80 Hammond, Ed - 30, 45 Hammond, Jean - 49, 97,108 Hammond, Judy - 30, 43, 47, 50, 52, 53, 57, 82, 86 Harden, Phil- 30, 45, 55, 57, 82, 84 Harden, Roberta - 36, 42, 46, 53, 80, 82 Hardman, Gertrude - 36 Harmon, Ray - 24 Hartge, Ann- 50, 97, 108 Hartman, Betty - 24 Hartman, Marcia - 97, 108 Hartman, Pat - 24 Hartman, Roberta -36 Harvey, Virginia - 36, 42, 50 Heathbgnley - 44, 55, 60, 62, 97, Heckart, Gary - 36, 60 Hedges, Mary Ann - 24, 43, 46, 54 Heffner, Karen - 36, 42, 47, 50, 52, 82 Height, Martha - 97, 108 Hesher, Carol- 42, 50, 56, 70, 71, 80, 91, 98,106,108 Hesher, Judy - 30, 43, 50, 82 Himburg, Julia - 30 Hines, Don - 24 Hines, Phil- 30, 52,84 Hipsley, Sandra - 25, 43, 50 Hipsley, Terry - 36 Him, Jean - 36, 42, 47, 53, 54, 57, 77, 84, 86 Hoeken,Elise -8, 36, 42, 47, 53, 54, 80 Hoffman, Lois - 42, 53, 57, 82, 90, 98, 108 Hoghe, Carl- 55, 98, 108 Holmes, Barbara - 30, 50, 88 Holmes, Tom - 30, 88 Houkamp, Phil- 36, 55, 56, 60, 62, 73, 88 Holtsberry, Sarah - 25, 43, 49, 50 Horine, Alice - 30, 43, 46 Horine, Mary - 24, 43, 46 Hoverman, Dave - 36, 44, 73, 80 Hoverman, Dick - 44, 36 Hoverman, Larry - 30 Hubart, Gene - 30, 51, 82 Huffine, Charles - 98, 108 Hufline, Clarence - 36 Hulline, Janice - 36 Huffine, Joyce - 30, 47, 52, 88 Huguenard, Doris - 25, 50, 82 Ingman, Charles - 36, 44, 88 Ingrnan, Pat - 30, 43 Imler, Jim - 9, 44, 54, 55, 67, 73, 91, 98, 108 Ireton, Harvey - 36 Ireton, Pat - 30, 52 Jackson, Trina - 36, 42, 46, 50, 53 Jarvis, Bruce - 30, 45, 46, 51, 52, 55, 60, 62, 80, 88 Jerome, Jim - 30, 52, 80, 88 J erwers, Linda - 30 Johns, Nancy - 25 Johnson, Don - 48, 98, 108 Johnson, Larry CSr.J - 44, 55, 60, 62, 91, 98,108 Johnson, Larry QJr.j - 36, 82 Johnson, Sandra - 25, 43, 50, 82 Johnson, Wanda - 25, 49 Jones, Steve - 25 Jones, Tim - 36, 53, 84 Joseph, Larry - 30, 45, 52, 82 Kaduk, Paul - 44 Kanney, Charles - 44, 55, 60, 67, 73, 91, 98,108 Katterheinrich, Corrine - 36, 42, 46, 52, 80, 82, 88 Keipper, Charles - 25 ' 11 Keims, Helen - 9, 36, 42, 46, 53, 80, 82 Keirns, Loretta - 25, 43, 46, 54, 77, 82 Keith, Mary Ellen - 8, 36, 42, 46, 54, 80 Kelley, Glenn - 36 Kelley, Larry - 25 Kerns, Karen - 25 Kesler, Jim - 25 Killion, Barbara - 25, 43, 50 Kimmey, David - 30 Kimey, Jim - 25 Kinkle, Della - 30 Kinkle, Leigh Ann - 42, 91, 98, 108 Kinsey, Carol- 37, 42, 46, 53 Klausing, Larry - 37, 48 Knittle, Eddie - 25 Knittle,'Gordie - 37, 44, 60, 80 Knodel, Dick - 37, 82 Kohn, Mary - 42, 46, 47,50, 98, 108 Kohn, Nancy - 42, 46, 47, 50, 51, 52, 53, 57, 90, 91, 94,107,108 Kolter, Denise - 30, 43, 50 Kouts, Stephen - 25 Kreischer, Max - 37 Krick, Don - 30 Krick, Linda - 37 Kundert, Jane - 25, 50 Kyle, Dale - 25 Laemmle, Paul- 28, 30, 45, 46, 51, 52, 54, 60, 80 LaLonde, Roger -30, 60, 88 Lane, Rosemary - 98, 108 Lane, Shirley - 37, 49, 80 Laughrey, Lenora - 30 Lawlor, Harriet -98, 108 Lawlor, John - 37, 53 Lewis, Bob - 37, 44 Lewis, Larry - 31 Lewis, Linda - 25, 43 Leaser, Charles - 31 Leaser, Elizabeth - 25, 49 Leaser, Lucille - 31, 49 Lesh, Alvin - 25 Lianez, Emanuel- 31 Linser, Don - 25 Lippi, Bill - 31 Lippi, Rosemary - 25, 43, 82 Lloyd, John - 31, 45, 84 Louth, Kenneth - 31 Louth, Nancy - 37, 42, 46, 53, 80, 82, 88 McCarty, Linda- 37, 42, 50, 80 McCa19ty,gharon - 25, 43, 49, 50, 5 , 8 McClain, Kenneth - 25 McClure, Peggy - 99, 108 McCollum, Judy - 37, 42, 53, 54, l 57, 50, 70, 71, 84, 86, 88 McCollum, Marcia - 25, 43 McCollum, Ray - 31 McConahay, Larry - 31 McCoy, Barbara - 25 McCoy, Randall - 25 McCray, Jim - 25 McDonald, Wayne - 25 McKeddie, Betty - 31, 52, 80 McMillen, Kathy - 25, 43, 50 McMillen, Kent - 31 McNeal, Peggy- 25, 43, 50 Marker, Jim - 31, 45, 52 Marquis, Jack - 25, 45 Marvin, Karen - 31 Mason, Della - 82, 99, 108 Mason, Jerry - 25 111 Mason, Marjorie - 26 Matthias, Bob- 37, 44, 80 Maxim, Doug - 31, 45, 52, 55, 67, 73, 80 Mellen,Pat - 26 Mengerink, John - 26 Mengerink, Pat - 31, 43, 50, 82 Mercer, Mary - 26, 43, 88 Mericle, Hilda - 80, 99, 108 Merkle, Marcile - 42, 46, 56, 88, 91, 99, 108 Mihm, Bruce - 26 Miller, Barbara - 42, 46, 37, 56, 80, 82, 88 Miller, Bill- 37 Miller, Bob - 31, 45 Miller, Dorothy - 31, 50 Miller, Janice - 26, 43, 50, 53, 88 Miller, Sandra - 37 Millhouse, Karen - 31, 80, 82 Mohler, Dave - 99, 108 Mohr, Bob - 44, 55, 56, 60, 67, 88, 91, 99, 108 Moore, Janice - 43, 26 Morris, Bob - 26 Morgan, Judy - 26 Morton, John - 26, 88 Mosier, Carolyn - 37, 80 Mosure, Pam - 26, 50, 82 Mosure, Sandra - 31, 51, 52 Murphy, Harry - 26 Murphy, Mary - 37, 42, 82 Myers, David - 26, 82 Myers, Donn - 26 Myers, Gary - 99, 108 Myers, Ronald - 26 Neiford, Jim - 31, 45, 88 Neiford, Richard - 26 Neiford, Sue - 26, 43, 50, 82 Nelson, Tom - 26, 45, 60 Nihiser, Larry - 99 Niles, Carol- 26, 43, 46, 53, 70 Nills, Jerry - 44, 54, 55, 60, 62, 91, 99, 107, 108 Nott, Ronald - 26 Oechsle, Larry - 26 Oechsle, Vernon - 31, 45, 80 Oetzel, Roger - 31, 45, 80, 82 Oetzel, Terry- 44, 55, 60, 63, 80, 91, 99, 108 o'Mara, Dick - 44, 55, so, 63, 91, 99, 108 Osenbaugh, Karen - 26 Overholt, Diane - 31 Pankratz, Judy - 26, 43, 50 Parker, Ann - 26, 43, 50 Parks, Don - 26 Parks, Jim - 26 Patterson, Gary - 37, 60,88 Pennell, Larry - 39, 53, 55, 57, 84, 91, 99, 108 Pheneger, Grace - 26, 43, 51, 53, 57 82, 86, 88 Phillips, Mary- 26 Place, Fred - 31, 80 Poling, Ann - 28, 31, 43, 46, 50, 52, 53, 84 Pontius, Glenn - 37, 48 Prior, Sue - 31, 43, 46, 52, 53, 54, 80 Proffitt, Gary - 48, 99, 108 Rager, Nancy - 28,43, 47, 50, 80 Ralston, Jerry - 31, 82 Rawlings, Judy- 26, 43 Reidenbach, Ben - 37, 55, 60 Reidenbach, Dick - 26, 45 Replogle, Nancy - 26 1-9 Reynolds, Tom - 37, 48 Rhodenbaugh, Dorothy - 100, 108 Rhodenbaugh, Hazel- 82, 100, 108 Rickard. Gene - 31 Ridenour, Nancy - 31, 43, 50, 80, 82 Ries, Sharon - 37, 42, 50, 52, 80, 82 Riggs, Janet- 31 Riggs, Sharon - 100, 108 Riley, Larry - 31 Rinard, Alan - 37, 56, 82,88 Roberts, Dan - 26 Roberts, Jim - 26 Rodman, Janet- 26 Rodman, James - 26 Rogers, Jim - 31, 45, 80 Rogers, Loella- 42, 46, 47, 52, 53, 80, 82, 90, 91, 94, 100, 108 Ross, Mary Jane - 8, 39, 42, 46, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 88, 90, 91, 100 106, 108 Roth, Jerry - 26 Roth, Larry - 48, 100, 108 Rowland, Bob 37, 60 Runnion, Cheryl - 31, 43, 53, 82 Runrrigg, Jona - 42, 46, 47, 50, 100, Runser, Allan - 9, 28, 31, 45, 51, 52, 84 Ruskaup, Don - 48, 100, 108 Ruskaup, Mike - 37, 48 Russell, Nancy - 27 Saam, Merl - 31 Sanders, Charles - 31 Scaer, Bob - 37 Scaer, Herb - 44, 54, 88, 91, 100, 108 Scarpelli, Peggy - 31, 82 Schaffer, Roger - 37 Schaffner, Dennis - 44, 55, 60, 63, 91, 100, 108 Schnepp, Carol- 100, 108 Schnepp, Nancy- 27 Scottiggll - 44, 55, 56, 67, 100, 107, Scott, Hal- 31, 45, 52, 58, 73, 80 Sears, Doug - 31 Secaur, Barry - 32 Semenlgohn - 32 Shaw, oward - 9, 44, 55, 60, 63, 100, 106, 108 Sheets, Barbara - 91,100, 108 Sheets,Betty - 27, 43, 50, 82 Sheldon, Susan - 39, 42, 46, 52, 53, 57, 82, 84, 86, 90, 91,101 108 Sherbum, Earl- 27, 46, 53, 54, 82 Sherer, Ron - 39, 44, 53, 54, 80, 91, 101, 108 Shermag, Bill- 6, 55, 60, 63, 101, 10 Sherman, Charlotte - 37, 46, 50, 52, 53, 70, 71 Sherman, Deanna - 27, 53 Sherman, Marsha - 27, 43 Sherman, Pat - 27 Shimp, Roger - 37, 82 Shobe, Howard -32 Shoop, Tom - 27 Showalter, Dan - 27 Showalter, Judy - 37, 42, 46, 82 Shupe, Dave - 37, 44, 60 Siders, Larry - 27 Sidle, Kay - 32 Sidle,Nancy - 38 Simmons, Fred - 38 Simmons, Sharon - 43, 82 Sink, Joy -- 38, 42, 46 Sink, Tom - 27 Sites, Harold - 32 Slane, Mike - 32 Slane, Sharon - 38, 42, 46, 50 Smith, Beverly - 32 Smith, Joy- 32, 43, 46, 52, 53, 54, 70, 71 Smitley, Don - 38, 44, 55, 60,63, 88 Snyder, Doug - 32, 45 Sowles, Sandra - 38, 42, 80 Speegggm - 44, 56, 82, 88, 101,106, Spieth, Mary-42, 90,91,101, 108 Spridgeon, Charles - 27 Spry, Marjorie - 32, 82 Stanley, Bill- 32, 45, 54, 55, 60, 63, 80 Steele, Charleen - 39, 42, 46, 53, 57, 80, 84, 90, 91,101,108 Steele, Elsie - 32 Stemen, Alice - 27, 43, 53, 57, 86 Stemen, Don - 32, 55, 60 Stemen, Linda - 42, 46, 50, 80, 101, 08 Stenger, Peg- 38, 42, 46, 50, 52, 53, 80, 82 Sterrett, Gary - 27 Stevens, Bob - 38, 55, 60, 63, 80 Stevens, Evelyn - 42, 80, 90, 91, 101, 108 Stewart, Sally - 38, 39, 42, 46, 53, 57, 84, 86 Stewart, Sue - 27, 43, 46, 50, 53, 57, 70, 86 Stoller, Janice - 38, 42, 49, 80 Stoltz, Jerry - 27 Stuckey, Ronald - 27 Summersette, Larry - 32 Tabor, Connie - 22, 27, 88 Tabor, Diane - 42, 46, 52, 53, 56, 90, 9l,101, 106,108 Tabler, Lynn - 27 Tanner, Mike - 27 Tanner, Ray - 32 Taylor, Beverly - 32, 46, 52, 82, 88 Taylor, Ethel- 27 Terry, Lendall - 32, 82 Terry, Linda - 38, 42 Thatcher, Don - 27 Thatcher, Jerry - 32 ' Thatcher, Jim - 6, 44, 55, 60, 67, 101, 108 Thatcher, Judy - 32, 43 Thatcher, Richard - 32 Thomas, Diane - 38, 42, 52, 53, 82 Thomas, John - 27 Thompson, Sally - 39, 42, 46, 53, 56, 57, 80, 82, 84, 86, 90, 91, 101, 107, 108 Tindall, Gale - 32, 43, 82 Todd, Tony - 38, 88 Tomczak, Gary - 44, 101, 108 Tomczak, Marsha - 27, 43, 50 Tomlinson, Peggy - 38 Tope, Dixie - 32, 49 Tope, Joyce - 49, 101, 108 Uncapher, Tom - 44, 102, 108 Underwood, Dennis - 32, 45, 51, 52 Van Kleek, Steve - 9, 39, 44, 53, 57, 80, 84, 90, 91,102,107,108 Vest, Bill- 32 Wade, Marjorie - 38 Waldron, Linda - 38, 47, 50, 52 112 Wallace, Connie - 38, 80 Wallace, Naomi - 43 Walters, Carolyn - 38 Walters, Kitty - 27 Watkins, Jim - 38 Watson, Sharon - 27 Waymire, Karen - 42, 91, 102, 107, 108 Weck, Ronald - 27 Weeks, Beth - 42, 46, 52, 53,80, 91, 102, 108 Weeks, Jane - 32, 43, 50, 52, 53, 54, 82 Welker, Doug - 38, 73 Welker, Roger - 102, 108 Welker, Shirley - 43, 50, 52, 80 Wells, Kathy - 38, 42, 50, 53, 88 Wells, Martha - 27, 43, 50 West, Jon - 32 Wheeler, Joann - 27, 49 Whitcraft, Donna - 38, 42, 50, 80 Whitebgeorge - 44, 55, 63, 91, 102, White, Jack - 44, 90, 91, 102, 108 Whitggore, Nancy - 32, 50, 51, 84, Wiedenmann, Ken - 32, 51, 88 Wierwille, Karen - 32, 43, 52, 53, 77, 88 Wierwille, Don - 39, 44, 46, 52, 53, 54, 57, 91, 94, 102, 108 Wilhelm, Jerry - 38, 82 Williams, Carolyn - 42, 49, 50, 80, 102, 108 Williams, Nancy - 32, 43, 50 Williams, Steve - 32 Williams, Wendall - 32, 80 Williamson, Sue - 32, 43, 50, 50 Williman, Nancy - 42, 46, 54, 80, 88, 91,102,108 Wilson, Paul- 32, 82 Winhover, Judy - 32 Winterer, Margaret- 43,50, 51, 52, 53 Winters, Bill - 55, 108 Wise, Janell - 32 Wise, Kenneth - 32 Wise, Marilyn - 27 Wise, Nedra - 38, 44, 82 Wise, Sharon - 42, 102, 108 Wiseman, Lewis - 27 Wiseman, Sharleen - 42, 48, 91, 102 108 Wisener, Becky - 38, 42 Witherow, Carl- 38, 55, 67 Witherow, Verona - 27, 43, 46, 50, 70 Withrow, Margaret- 32, 49 Witten, Dave - 38 Witten, Linda - 27, 50 Wolford, LeRoy - 38 Wolford, Roger - 27 Workman, Freida - 38 Wollett, Jim - 91, 102, 108 Young, Charles - 38, 44, 60, 63 Younlgiiglohn - 44, 53, 91, 102, 107, Young, Nancy - 32, 43 Young, Sandra - 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