Velma Alma High School - Hurricane Yearbook (Velma, OK)
- Class of 1959
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As America rockeTed into This new space age, our
ComeT, Too, Took flighf inTo space-The empTy space
of This school year 1958-1959. This space is now
filled 5 filled by The occupanTs of That far-flung ComeT,
you, The sTudenTs of Velma-Alma. STellar accomplish-
menTs were made in each faceT of our school life-
academic and exTracurricular. New sTars were born
To our firmamenT and old ones died away, while
sTill our ComeT shines brighTly.
We, The sTaf'f of The Velma-Alma ComeT, have
endeavored To capTure The excifemenf of ThaT flighT
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My past associations with the Velma-
Alma students and faculty will always
be pleasant memories to me. I would
like to take this opportunity to con-
gratulate the student body and annual
staff on this fine annual.
It is a pleasure to serve as Principal with
such fine cooperation as I have with ad-
ministrators, teachers, patrons and
High School Principal
B. H. BREWER
This year will probably be remembered as the year
of the satellite. lt is our hope that the new emphasis
on science and mathematics will develop, here at
Velma-Alma, some of the scientists and technicians
that will be needed for the Space age we are enter-
Grade School Principal, SAM VANDIVER
Mr. H. R. Haines
Mr. Al Pierce
Mr. H. G. Milford
Mr. Ebb Beavers
Mr. W. A. Anderson
These are the men who with careful thought and planning manipulate the wires
of finance and politics to make possible a successful final countdown when our
Comet is launched.
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xi. l. ' your own children Through the most critical years of their
1 L life. They have done a very fine iob of turning the young
1 0 minds of This era To thoughts of Tomorrow and what is
l to be done then. When These Teachers look on Their work
I .fi fifteen years from now They will be able to say "We
MISS SHIRLEY SEAMAN MRS. B. H. BREWER MRS. CLARA SMITH
East Central, B.S. Central State, BA. Drury, Springfield, Mo., Masters, B.S.
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MRS. VERDA LUE BERGNER MRS. ELIZABETH JOHNSTON MRS, DOROTHY DENSON
Northwestern, B.A, East Central, B.A. East Central, B.S.
First-Second Grade Second Grade Second Grade
This is a continuation of our
teachers who help mold the
young peopIe's minds and char
acters for the future. We want
them to know that we are behind
them every step of the way and
every moment of the day.
MRS. ODELL ROBERSON MISS LUCILLE BOYD
Southeastern State, B.S. O.C.W., B.S., O.U., M.A.
MRS. SAM VANDIVER MRS. BOB VANDIVER MRS. C. A. O'NEAL
East Central, B.S. East Central, B.S. East Central, B.S.
Fourth Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
MRS. BILL GORDON MRS. VIRGINIA DAVIS MR. BOB HOLMAN
Northeastern State, B.A. Southeastern State, B.A. Southeastern State, B.A
Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Sixth Grade
Dana Dee Brown
Becky Ann Bruner
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Rena Joyce Rowe
Mary Lou Smith
Thurman Dell Thacker
Do you think our Snowman will melt?
Our birds will have a place to live this spring.
Six against one always wins. Don't they? We would like you to know that we are working Arithmetic.
We like to make Cutouts in our spare time. We are waiting to board the bus.
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We are really on the ball in basketball. Future 'football players.
This was a grade school program, but look who slipped into the picture.
Need a haircut?
There's more snow for more snow- What is the name of their song?
lsn't Santa cute?
Why the smile, "Pete"? You are about
to get shot.
What's under the Christmas tree for me?
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lt's reading time again!
Two little cuties from Alaska. Good "ole" country music.
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Mary, at the manger. That Christmas spirit.
We of The Velma-Alma School dedicaTe This page To The mem-
ory of our beloved principal, Sam Vandiver. For Ten years he
shaped The lives of sTudenTs in our communiTy. No words could
express The depfhs of love and respecT we all shared for him
and for his way of life.
On January 6, 1959, The MasTer Teacher reclaimed The life
of our friend. He had given himself unselfishly and unTiringly
for ThirTy-four years To The elevaTion of lives in The schools of
Texas and Oklahoma. Now, he lives forever in The hearTs and
lives of Those he served so faifhfully.
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BILL COFER. Central State, Western
State, Colorado, B.S., M.A., History,
JUANITA HALLMARK. Southeastern
State, B.A., English and Spanish.
LEE ALLEN. Southeastern, O.U., B.A.,
History, Geology, Driver Education,
JANE POTEET. O.C.W., B.S., Home
HAROLD BIFFLE. O.S.U., B.S., Voca-
BEATRICE SNYDER. Northeastern,
HOWARD WRIGHT. Southeastern.
O.B.U., B.S., M.A., Junior High
CLIFTON PARKER. East Central, B.A.,
HELLEN BURNETT. Texas State Col-
lege, O.U., M.M., B.S.g Vocal Music.
LYNNE SMITH. Southeastern State,
JOHNNIE BRASUELL. O.B.U., B.S.y
Girls' Basketball, English and Girls'
KYLE PERRIN. East Central, Univer-
sity of Arkansas, B.A., English,
JAMES BURNETT. Central State, B.A.,
JOHN HARDIN. East Central, B.S.p
industrial Arts and Biology.
HAZEL PARKER. East Central, B.A.,
Journalism, English, Librarian.
Jessie Fay Cook
Billy Mack Downey
Johnnie Faye Jones
Jo Ann McAllister
Lonnie Forbes Sharon Pogue
DAVID LUCKETT SGCVCTBVY JO JO MCCURRY
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DARRELL VVAYNE PURDUE
Jo Jo McCurry
Jerry Don Tivis
President Charles Winkles
Vrce Presrdenf Tony Keyes
Secretary Larry Anderson X
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Bonnie Sue Jones
Secretary-Treasurer Lillie Morris
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Linda Kay Thacker
OFFICERS: President-Kenneth Overstreet
Vice President-Larry Martin
Jo Ella Jones
Claudette Le May
That Algebra Chart looks like it might be
interesting to Ray, Linda, and Glenn.
Barbara Ann Thacker
OFFICERS: President-Ronnie Tiehen
O. D. Bright
Ja Nell Bryant
Sayonara the Sophomore Float
Elza Ray Pollard
OFFICERS President Linda McCartney
Vice President Larry Young
Secretary Treasurer Joann Roberson
Eula Faye Drummond
"Cinderella" the Junior Float
Leah Don Lewis
G. W. Wright
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BARBARA STEWART SHERIDAN STEWART
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The Student Council
has been a school or-
ganization tor 7 years.
During that time they
have steadily improved
their activities. The
Student Council has
contributed greatly to
the unity ot the classes
and has created a great
competitive spirit a-
mong the students.
Student Council members not shown are Judy Gordon, Terry Lynn, Julia White.
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Sadie Hawkins Day.
High School Coronations. Junior High Coronations. Frontier Day.
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Edifor-'HELEN SNYDER Assisianf Ediior-JUDY GORDON
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Photographers-Junior Everyone is busy working on this year's annual. They look busy, don't Ihey?
This was taken when they were off-guard and working.
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Ebb's in the spirit of ihe yearbook sales also,
DARRELL DAVIS: President
of the National Honor So-
ciety, Lettered in football,
track, and basketball. All-
conferencc and all-district
JUDY JO GORDON: Ban-
ning Scholarship, D.A.R.
Award, N.H.S., President
of Band and Girls' Glee
Club, All-Girl Band, All-
State Chorus, Outstanding
Music Award, Student
Council, Assistant Editor
of Annual, All-Around
Girl, and Rainbows.
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ANNA SPEED: President of
F.H.A., Editor of The Com-
ets Tale, Annual Staff,
F.F.A. Sweetheart, Okla-
home Honor Society, Na-
tional Honor Society, Vice-
President, and Valedictorian.
KATHERINE PlCKENS: All-
School Play, One-Act Play,
Speech, Sextette, Glee Club,
HELEN SNYDER: Secretary-
Treasurer of National Honor
Society, Twirler Quartet,
Modern Choir, Rainbow, All-
State Chorus, Senior Play,
Editor of the Annual, Span-
ish club, Awsviwa ,,Band
Clinic. Alternate- tot
liions All-Stait?-7iBanid.i i -
Nomilti KAY,, R 'Q7, Presi-
dent v i lla !! Club,
Secretary ofQgJ.F.L., Student
Council, Rainbow, Annual
Queen Candidate, Junior
Play and All-School Play.
GENE MULLINS: President
of the Senior Class, Student
Council, Football, Basketball,
Baseball, Annual Staff, Let-
terman's Club and National
LINDA MCCARTNEY: Junior
Play, Trio, Band, Modern
Choir,1All-Girl Band, Junior
Class President, Girls' State,
All-State Chorus, Lions All-
State ,Band and American
Legion Citizenship Award.
JERRY McCURRY: Student
Council President, Okla-
homa Honor Society, Na-
tional Honor Society, Foot-
ball, Basketball, Track, All-
Conterence basketball, Bal-
four Award, Alumni Schol-
arship, and Secretary-
Treasurer of the Letter-
LEAH DON LEWIS: Band,
Trio, Modern Choir, All-
Girl Band, Office Assistant
TERRY LYNN NAN MCCURRY RONNIE TIEHEN ELZA POLLARD PAM HAINES CHARLES RUMSEY
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CONNIE BRISCOE LINDA MCCARTNEY KAY NORTON CAROLYN O'NEAL LINDA PETERS
PAM HAINES JUNE RHODES ELZA RAY POLLARD DWAYNE SANNER RONNIE TIEHEN
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Left to right: Charles Rumsey, Kay Forbes, Katherine Pickens, Claudette Le May, Terry Lynn, June This is only ,3 me,-C token of qhcir
Rhodes, Katherine Young, Jane Bruner, Carolyn O'NCHlr Lois PHVSOYWS' admiration and appreciation of
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ri-ie OFFICERS AND PAST PRESIDENTS, left to right: Terry Lynn Presi- These Speeeh Swdenfe Wen 'lee Semltem 5 Speech Cenlefeftfee
dent, Jane Bruner, Vice-President, Kay Forbes, Secretary, Carolyn O'Neal,
Reporter, Charles Rumsey, Past President. All have obtained their 2nd
Degree of Honor.
These are the future teachers of the next generation. Donna Carroll received
the F.T.A, Scholarship,
The HCOMETS TALE" is published bi-weekly by these members of the staff.
These girls keep the library
in order so all students may
enioy and use the various
books. The library is also kept
open for summer use.
Left to right: Kay Norton, Pat Grundy,
Marilyn Norton, Frankie Ellis, Kay Mas-
sie, Billie Kirkpatrick, Lillie Stephens,
Linda Wheeler, Verna Milburn and
Anna McMurtry Speed
Donna Kay Carroll
"Confidential Office In-
Yes, they know all about
it, but they See Nothing,
Hear Nothing, Say Nothing.
Left to right: Carole Mitchell, Diane
Holler, Patricia Jones, Anne Speed,
Nancy Butler, Judy Sanner, and
Center, Anita Hale.
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The Parent-Teachers Association is an organization
that helps the Parents and Teachers to get to know each
other, and attain a common goal, that of rearing and
educating the children of the community. The Fund-rais-
ing project for this year was a Chili Supper. This organi-
zation sponsors a summer-reading program that keeps
the school library open during the summer months to
use and enjoy. Every child in the system has profited,
directly or indirectly, by the efforts of this group.
Dr. Oliver Hodge P.T.A. Life Member
State Superintendent Mr. B. H. Brewer
Mrs. T. J. Golson, Treasurer, Mrs. Ed Woodall, acting Vice-President,
Mrs. W, L. Lowrance, President, Mrs. Juanita Hallmark, Secretary.
P.T.A. Chili Supper
Brownies Patsy Neeld Cub Scouts
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wririlit, Fla-Il.: Spoonniorc, Joygc Smith, Freida Hardin, Pat Crook, Pat Stephenson, Glenda
Stillvwll, Jlrfly Ballarat, Betty Phillips, Katherine Peckens, Carolyn Rogers, Eula Faye Drummond.
Darla Smith: Betty Crocker FHA. Initiation 4-H Award Winners.
Home Economics Award.
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FRONT ROW: Sheridan Stewart, Sondra Deffner, Linda McCartney, Diana Holler, Barbara Stewart, Linda
Denson, Ralph Duncan, and Carolyn O'Neal. SECOND ROW: Jane Bruner, Sherry Carroll, Judy Gordon,
Betty Denson, Judy Adams, Helen Snyder, Pat Ossenbeck, Gary Harmon, Martin Holler, Don Cox. THIRD
ROW: Jerriann Tiehen, Charlene Leffler, Terry Lynn, Glenda Lynn, Ross Simmons, Bill Cooper. STANDING:
Leah Don Lewis, Pat Gillaspy, Linda Thacker.
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Band Queen Music Queen Philip Sousa award All-ROUIWCI MUSIC and AII'S1afe Chorus
All-State Band Clinic Band All-Girl Band
AII-State Choms AII-State Orchestra
All-Girl Band All-State Band Clinic
PAT GILLAPSY NAN MCCURRY LEAH DON LEWIS HELEN SNYDER DONNA KAY CARROLL
Most Improved Band Most Improved Vocal All-Girl Band AII-State Chorus All-State Chorus
Award Music Award All-State Band Clinic
Don Cox, Jerriann Tiehen: Maga- Gary Harmon, Martin Holler, Don LEAH DON LEWIS, ANN COOPER
zine sales award. Cox: Cornet Trio. Modern Choir Variety Show
Sextet PAM HAINES
MUSIC COHCGVT Modern Choir Variety Show
QUARTET: Carolyn Willingham, Johnnie
Faye Jones, Jo Jo McCurry, .lanel Lan-
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Junior High Girls' Glee Club
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Holman looks shocked. The visiting team ' Y Y O ' I esgrove' Womack pull the boy down.
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also all-conference and a few of them all-district. have some new players to take their places.
TONY ANDERSON HARLEY FILES CHARLES JACKSON RONNIE TIEHEN LYNN
JERRY MCCURRY GENE MULLINS
LYDE WOMACK GENE MULLINS ELZEY MERCER JERRY MCCURRY DARRELL DAVIS
The girls' basketball team with coach Johnnie Brasuell.
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Tlwc Baseball boys did a very good job This year They are slandmg lclt to right Eugene Wilson
Johnny Morris, .lirnnuy Shrler, Junier Sorrell, Charles Jackson, Jnmuny Barrnck Front row Bull Cooper
Miko Donn, Glen Sweetman, Lynn Winkles,G. VV.Wrxgl1T Charles Rurnsey md Terry Lynn
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BACK ROW, left To right Walter Lane, Harold Luckeif, Doyle Mullins, Cecil Oxford, Tony Keys, Charles
Winkles, Dickie Gilby, Paul Bracken, Tommy Brown, Larry Mar1in. FRONT ROW: Tommy Kinard, Junior
Fore, Damien Duhon, Emery Ferguson, Mike Holbrook, Charles Couey, Charles Epley, Kenneth Over-
slreef, and Billy Slrickland.
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RAH! RAH! RAH! you can see Yhe faces and recognize Them.
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FIRST ROW: Damien Duhon, Charles Epley, Walter Lane, Harold Luckefl, Tommy Kinard, Noah Brooks,
Jerry Overstreef, Larry Stiles, Coach Howard Wright. SECOND ROW: Larry Anderson, Tommy Brown,
Ralph Hurst, Dickie Gilby, Charles Winkles, Tony Keys, Cecil Oxford, Doyle Mullins.
Tommy Kinard goes over the high iump. Charles Epley, Jerry Overstreel, Charles Winkles going over the low hurdles
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A Musical Play
By Richard Rogers
Directors: Helen and James Burnett
Ado Annie Carnes
High School Band
Leah Don Lewis
High School Girls' Glee Club
Velma Alma Modern Choir
Pianist Mrs. Warren Andersoh
Pianist Are you proposing, Main Characters
Mrs, Anderson Laffy?
Take it easy, We've got to have men, don'T we? This Aff' YOU Woffledf VEVY Qood
Jud. looks like a fine bunch, too. Bill? Barbara and Kafef'
The Many a New Day Girls. Flower Girls.
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"DEADLY EARN EST"
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poor, little, ole Ralph? 0fl'1eI'-
l don't think Jane and Terry got his consent or blessing either.
Terry must think he is going to take over the business some
"OLD SKIN FLINT"
Olcl Skin Flint
. Kenneth Dodson
. Terry Lynn
lt was a meager cast but they did a marvelous iob in
"ME AND MY SHADOW"
Donna Kaye Carroll
This is a mess. The mother-in-law is here, Bruce must be trying to back out of a deal Leis hope the Lady of fhe house doesnt
the maid wants to quit and Shadow's he made with Roy or maybe hes scared f CgfCh1l'1e Unwanted vlglfgr
the Mother in law
Eve , Linda McCartney
Mary Judy Adams
Jane Connie Briscoe
Sourpuss , , Verna Willingham
Shorpur Lillie Stephens
Freda Anita Hale
Alice , Judy Phares
Shirley ,. Kay Forbes
Tennessee , , ,,,,, , Diana Holler
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SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS: President-Gene Mullins, Vice-President-Larry Henderson,
Secretary-Treasurer-Davvl McLemore, and Reporter-Judy Sanner,
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VaIedicforianfAnna Speed Saluraforian- Kay O'BryanT
HUBERT ALLRED-Bus Driver, 2 yrs., Hot Rod Club Presi-
dent, l yr., Junior Play, Senior Play, One-Act Play, St.
ALVEY BROVVNfFFA, 4 yrs., Bus Driver.
FRANKIE BROWN-Shop Club, l yr., Hot Rod Club, l yr.,
Baseball, 4 yrs., Basketball l yr., Bus Driver, l yr., Paper
DONNA KAYE CARROLL-Glee Club, 3 yrs., Mixed Chorus,
2 yrs., Modern Choir, 2 yrs., Band, l yr., Speech, 2 yrs.,
Senior Play, C-lee Club Officer, 2 yrs., Pep Club, 2 yrs.,
Annual Staff, l yr., Paper Staff, l yr., FTA, 2 yrs., All-State
Chorus, 2 yrs., Office Girl, FTA Scholarship.
JOHN COCHRAN-Hot Rod Club, Mixed Chorus, Boys
Glee Club, Football, FFA, Student Council.
GWENTH COWAN-Glee Club, l yr., Modern Choir, l yr.
THELMA CLYDE COWAN-Mixed Chorus, FHA, Librarian,
DARRELL GRANT DAVIS-Secretary of Student Council, l
yr., Student Council Representative, l yr., Football, 3 yrs.,
Track, 3 yrs., Placed 5th in State Track Meet in 180 Low
Hurdles, Junior yr., Basketball, 3 yrs., National Honor So-
ciety, 3 yrs., President National Honor Society, I yr.,
Boys' State Representative, FHA King, i yr., Office, 1 yr.
JUDY JO GORDON-Band, 4 yrs., Girls' Glee Club, 2 yrs.,
Mixed Chorus, 4 yrs., Modern Choir, 2 yrs., FTA, l yr.,
Band, President Glee Club, President, Student Council,
Co-Editor of Annual, Annual Staff, 2 yrs., Oklahoma Honor
Society, Band Queen Attendant, Vocal Queen Attendant,
National Honor Society, DAR Award, Achievement Award
in Band, All-Around Girls' Award, "Oklahoma", Banning
LARRY HENDERSON-Basketball, l yr., Hot Rod Club, l yr.,
All-School Play, Vice-President Senior Class, Leading Role
in "Oklahoma", Christmas Play.
DONALD JACKSON-Basketball, 3 yrs.
BETH LANE-Mixed Chorus, 2 yrs., Glee Club, 3 yrs., Pep
Club, Annual Queen.
SONDRA DEFFNER-Drum Maiorette, l yr., Twirler, 3 yrs.,
Girls' Glee Club President, l yr., John Philip Sousa Award,
Mixed Chorus, 3 yrs,, Band Queen, All-School Play, All-
State Band, Vice-President Band, l yr., President Band, l
yr., Annual Staff, Band, 5 yrs.
KENNETH N. DODSON-Chorus, 2 yrs., Madrigal Group, 2
yrs., Mixed Quartet, 2 yrs., All-State Chorus, 2 yrs., Stu-
dent Council, 2 yrs., Vice-President, l yr., National Thes-
pian Society, 2 yrs., Boys' Quartet, l yr., President Senior
Class, Arkansas, Cheerleader, Arkansas, Beta Club, Ark-
ansas, State Student Senate, Arkansas.
ELZEY LEE MERCER-Basketball, 3 yrs., Baseball, 2 yrs.
President Junior Class, Mixed Chorus, 2 yrs., Glee Club
2 yrs., Basketball King, Christmas Play, All-School Play
Lettermen's Club, Honorable Mention-All-Conference Bas-
VERNA MILBURN-Glee Club, l yr., Mixed Chorus, l yr.
FHA, 2 yrs., Paper Staff, 1 yr., Freshman Class Treasurer,
Librarian, l yr.
GENE MULLINS-Student Council, President, Student Coun-
cil Representative, National Honor Society, Boys' Glee Club,
Mixed Chorus, Annual Staff Photographer, Letterman's
Club, Shop Club, Basketball, 3 yrs., Football, l yr., Bas-
ketball, 2 yrs., All-School Play, Oklahoma Honor Society,
President Senior Class, Boys' Quintet, All-Conference Bas-
ketball, 2 yrs.
PATSY NEELD-PTA Scholarship, FTA, 2 yrs., Secretary, l
yr., Band, 2 yrs.
IMA JO McCLELLAN-Mixed Chorus, 3 yrs., Glee Club, 3
yrs., Pep Club, 3 yrs., Sophomore Class Secretary, Cheer-
leader, l yr.,Annual Staff, l yr.
JERRY BURK MCCURRY-Student Council President, Secre-
tary-Treasurer Letterman's Club, All-Conference Basketball,
Basketball, 3 yrs., Track, 3 yrs., American Legion Citizen-
ship Award, Basketball Escort, National Honor Society,
Mixed Chorus, 2 yrs., Glee Club, 2 yrs., Oklahoma Honor
Society, Balfour Award, Alumni Scholarship.
DAWL MCLEMORE-Junior Play, Senior Play, All-School
Play, State Honor Society, 4 yrs., Secretary-Treasurer of
the Senior Class
JAMES MATHEWS-Football, 3 yrs., Track, 1 yr., Letter-
men's Club, 2 yrs., Shop Club, 2 yrs.
ROBERT PARKS-Basketball, l yr., Baseball, 2 yrs., Hot Rod
Club, 2 yrs., Bus Driver.
KATHERINE PICKENS-"Oklahoma", National Forensic
League, FHA, National Honor Society, Speech, Glee Club,
One-Act Play, Sextette, All-School Play.
BILLY LEE POGUE-Junior Play, Senior Play, All-School
Play, Basketball, 1 yr., Hot Rod Club, President, Secretary
of Student Council, Boys' Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, 3 yrs.,
Student Council, Annual Staff, Oklahoma Honor Society,
Band, l yr.
ALLAN RAY PRESGROVE-Football, l yr., Lettermen's Club,
l yr., Shop Club, l yr.
CEDRAL NIXON-Mixed Chorus, 1 yr., Glee Club, l yr
Pep Club, 2 yrs., Spanish Club. 2 yrs.
MARILYN NORTON-Book Club, 2 yrs., Secretary, l yr
Nurse Club, 2 yrs., FHA, 4 yrs.
EULA FAYE OXFORD-Librarian, Teen-age Book Club, Span
JIM OXFORD-Bus Driver.
JAMES RUSSELL PRESGROVE-Football, 2 yrs., Track, 2 yrs.,
FFA, 4 yrs., Treasurer, l yr., Football King, All-District End,
Football, All-Conference End, Football.
DONALD WAYNE PRICE-Football, 3 yrs., Track, 3 yrs.,
Basketball Manager, 2 yrs., Bus Driver.
HARRY REYNOLDS-Football, 3 yrs., Basketball, 1 yr.,
Track, 2 yrs., Letterman's Club, Vice-President, l yr., Shop
Club, 2 yrs., All-District and All-Conference Lineman, Foot-
ball, Football Escort.
KAY O'BRYANT-Pep Club, 2 yrs., FHA Reporter, 1 yr.,
Glee Club, 2 yrs., Oklahoma Honor Society, 4 yrs., Student
Council, Senior Play, Salutatorian, CCC Scholarship.
CAROLYN ROGERS-Cushing, FTA, 2 yrs., FHA, 3 yrs.,
Vice-President, 1 yr., Future Business Leaders, l yr., Mixed
Chorus, l yr., V-A, FTA, l yr., FHA, 1 yr., Girls' Glee Club.
JACK EARL SANNER-Football, 3 yrs., Football Escort, FFA,
4 yrs., President and Vice-President FFA, Vice-President
JUDY PEARL SANNER-Basketball, 3 yrs., Cheerleader, 3
yrs., Head Cheerleader, 1 yr., Carnival Queen Attendant,
Paper Staff, 1 yr., Spanish Club 2 yrs., Mixed Chorus, 1
yr., Basketball Sweetheart, Tennis, 2 yrs., Senior Class
Reporter, Honorable Mention in Basketball, Served at the
Junior-Senior Banquet, Office Assistant.
KARRON SAVAGE-VHA President, Mixed Chorus, 3 yrs.,
Glee Club, 3 yrs., Pep Club, 3 yrs., Annual Staff, Spanish
Club, Paper Staff.
SHERIDAN STEWART-Band, 4 yrs., Twirler, 2 yrs., Mixed
Chorus, 3 yrs., Glee Club, 1 yr., Secretary of Band, 2 yrs.,
Reporter of Band, 1 yr., FTA Club Reporrer, Carnival
Queen, Band Queen.
CAROLYN TURNER-FHA, 1 yr., FNC President, 1 yr.,
Mixed Chorus, 2 yrs., Glee Club, 1 yr., Spanish Club, 1
yr., Spanish Queen, 1 yr., Pep Club, 4 yrs., President,
BOB WADE-Secretary Student Council, FFA, 2 yrs.
WILLIAM WENDELL WASHABAUGH-Football, 2 yrs., Bas-
ketball, 1 yr., Track, 2 yrs., Shop Club, 2 yrs., Hot Rod
Club, 2 yrs., Mixed Chorus, 2 yrs., Glee Club, 1 yr., "The
King and l'1 and "Oklahoma", Junior Play, Senior Play,
Paper Staff, 1 yr., School Bus Driver, 1 yr.
DARLA DEL SMITH-All-School Play, Junior Play, Senior
Play, Speech, 3 yrs., Annual Staff, 2 yrs., Paper Staff, 1
yr., Cheerleader, 1 yr., FTA, 1 yr., Glee Club, 3 yrs.,
Mixed Chorus, 3 yrs., Basketball Manager, 1 yr., Betty
Crocker Homemaker Award, Band, 1 yr.
HELEN SNYDER-National Honor Society, 3 yrs., Reporter,
Secretary, llyr. each, Speech, 2 yrs., Maiorette, 4 yrs.,
Oklahoma Honor Society, 3 yrs., Mixed Chorus, 3 yrs.,
Modern Choir, 2 yrs., Glee Club, 3 yrs., Band, 5 yrs., FTA
Treasurer, 1 yr., Spanish Club, Annual Staff, 3 yrs., Editor,
1 yr., Co-Editor, 1 yr., Quartet, 2 yrs., Junior Play and
Senior Play, All-State Chorus, 2 yrs., All-State Band Clinic.
BELLA SPOONEMORE-Basketball, Softball, All-Conference
Basketball, Pep Club, FHA.
ANNA MCMURTRY SPEED-National Honor Society, Vice-
President, 1 yr., Oklahoma Honor Society, Modern Choir,
2 yrs., Glee Club, 2 yrs., Mixed Chorus, 2 yrs., Secretary,
1 yr., Pep Club, 2 yrs., President, 1 yr., Vice-President
Sophomore Class, FHA, 4 yrs., President, 1 yr., FFA Sweet-
heart, 2 yrs., Student Council, 1 yr., Annual Staff, 2 yrs.,
Comets' Tale, Editor, 1 yr., Girls' State Rep., Office Girl,
1 yr., Valedictorian.
ALICE lVIcKELVAlN-Basketball, 3 yrs., Softball, 3 yrs., FHA
2 yrs., Pep Club, I yr.
JERRY VVELDONwFootball, 4 yrs., Track, 2 yrs., Letterr'nan's
Club, Hot Rod Club.
LINDA WHEELER-Mixed Chorus, 3 yrs., Girls' Glee Club,
3 yrs., FHA, 4 yrs., Modern Choir, I yr., Paper Staff.
CLYDE OLIVER WOMACK JR.-Football, 3 yrs., Basketball,
3 yrs., Track, 2 yrs., Shop Club, I yr., Letterrnen's Club,
2 yrs., Vice-President, I yr., President, I yr., Student Coun-
cil, I yr., Mixed Chorus, 2 yrs., Boys' Glee Club, 2 yrs.
TERRY WOMACK-Track, 3 yrs., Football, 4 yrs., Hot Rod
TEDDY WRIGHT-Basketball, 4 yrs., Tennis, 2 yrs., Student
Council, 2 yrs., Mixed Chorus, I yr., Spanish Club, 2 yrs.,
Football Queen Attendant, I yr., Football Queen, I yr.,
Cheerleader, 3 yrs., Annual Staff, I yr., Paper Staff, I yr.,
Basketball Attendant, I yr., All-Conference, I yr., Carnival
Queen Attendant, I yr., Junior Play, Served at the Junior-
We, the Senior Class of l959, in sound, sober mind and healthy
physique, do make this our last will and testament. Each article here
described is bequeathed severally to the below mentioned individuals
according to the terms of the will and testament.
We hereby declare all previous promises to pay, wills or testa-
ments made by this class as null and void.
Hubert Allred wills his beard that won him the Frontier Day longest
beard contest to Darrell Ray Martin.
Alvey Brown wills his ability to ask Mr. Biffle the wrong question at
the wrong time and in the wrong place to James Davis. iDid you get
the answer right on Mr. Biffle's nine weeks test, Alvey?l
Frankie Brown wills his pitching position that led Velma-Alma to victory
to Tommy George Spoonemore.
Donna Kaye Carroll wills her green foot, that iust happened to get
in the way of a swinging paint brush, held by Jack Sanner, the night
the seniors painted the water tower, to Rooster Womack.
John Cochran wills his "White Lightin"' moments to Tony Anderson.
Careful, Tony, Oklahoma has gone wet.
Gweneth Cowan wills that embarrassing moment when she lost her
boy friend's ring in the barnyard to anyone who happens to be in
Thelma Cowan wills her pony-tail to Karen Moss.
Darrell Davis wills his broken down charliehorse leg and his ability
to remember the football plays to Jerry Sosebee.
Leroy Davis wills his four years of Ag without getting a whipping to
Little Chief Sosebee. iHow does your record stand, Chief?l
Kenneth Dodson wills his ability to preach to O. D. Bright. CCan you
use it, O. D.?i
Bobby Fox wills his clever technique of getting an out of town girl
friend and not bragging about it to that one and only hot-lips Young.
Nola Graham wills her position as hind-catcher to Diana Holler.
Judy Gordon wills her walk to Freda Hardin.
Larry Henderson wills his love affairs and good dancing ability to
none other than Eugene Sanner.
Don Jackson wills his appointment in Doctor John Harden's office to
anyone who happens to get a piece of pencil lead in his arm.
Beth Lane wills her soft delicate ways to JaNell Bryant and Kay
James Matthews wills his Duncan girl friends to Lynn Winkles, so
Lynn won't have to spend so much time and money trying to get
better acquainted with them.
Elzey Mercer and Bill Pogue will their
Trophy to Dwayne Sanner and Charles
Verna Milburn wills her pencil-pakin'
Junior Sorrell. CD0 you think that you
meet in Edmond, next year, Junior?l
Gene Mullins wills his iokebook that he gets all his corny iokes from,
his unprintable way of sounding off, and his outstanding personality
to his little bud, Doyle.
lma Jo McClellan and Patsy Neeld will their army, navy, college, and
high school boy friends to Nan McCurry and Linda Peters.
Jerry McCurry wills his enioyable moments at the V-A Drive-ln and
to get lipstick on his collar to Tony Anderson.
Alice McKelvain wills her appetite for bananas and pickles to Linda
Dawl McLemore wills his place around the Biffle clan to Thurman Davis.
iSince he will probably have a clan of his own before long.l
Cedral Nixon wills her Ft. Sill boy friends to Pat Jones.
Marilyn Norton wills her well-known characteristic of being the
campus' chatterbox to Kay Forbes. iHow absurd.j
Kay O'Bryant wills her long hair to Marie Harden, and her ability
to get salutatorian to Sandra Womack.
Eula Faye Oxford wills her "A" in English to Harley Files, in hopes
that he will get along with next year's English teacher better than
he did with Mrs. Hallmark.
pin-up girls and Deer Hunting
Jackson. Look in locker eight.
steno-takin', typing ability to
will make it to the Scholastic
Jim Oxford wills V-A to anyone who wants it. iSee you at Loco, Jim.l
Bobby Parks wills his red-hot love affair with Karron Savage to
Katherine Pickens wills her ability to raise hogs to the Velma-Alma
Allen Presgrove wills his ability to order his announcements and for-
get to order name cards to Hump Denney. iWonder if he will re-
member what night he graduates.l
Jim Presgrove wills his faithful sidekick Larry Miller and his coon
dog to Rooster and Darrell Ray.
Don Price wills his ability to get away from his girl to go to Okla-
homa City to a prom to the O.U. Kid, Larry Young.
Harry Reynolds wills an unsmoked, slightly slobbered on cigar and
one slightly kissed on girl friend iMitch-Mol to that romeo himself
Carolyn Rogers wills her ability to run through Mr. Creech's fence and
get away with it to any of the next year's seniofs while working
on their float.
Jack Sanner wills his smooth line to the girls to Eddie Morgan. iDoes
it work, Jack?l
Judy Sanner wills Teddy to Jim and his coon dogs so Elzey and
his water skiis can move in.
Karron Savage wills her hilarious finishing touch to her iokes to Linda
McCartney. iFor further information contact the iournalism class or
Mr. Brewer, how about that, Karron?l
Darla Smith wills her measurements to Jeanette' Lawrence and Carol
Mitchell in hopes that they will grow into them.
Helen Snyder leaves her ability to go steady and have a different
ring every week to Pat Ossenbeck. iWho is the latest, Pat?l
Anna Speed leaves her soup-slingin', rag wringin', and coffee pushin'
to Connie Briscoe. iHear you are getting married, Connie.l
Bella Spoonemore leaves . . . at lastlll
Joseph Stewart wills his bus route and his intellectual mind to Walter
Sheridan Stewart wills her slim, trim figure to Nona Kay Forbes. iAre
you still on your diet, Nona Kay?t
Carolyn Turner wills her Spanish vocabulary and title, "Spanish Queen"
to Nancy Butler.
Bob Wade wills his calloused hands and Biffle-worn rump to G. W.
Bill Washabaugh wills his ability to get stuck in front of Helen
Bruner's house to her next year's admirer. iDid you appreciate your
Linda Wheeler wills her ability to find unprintable gossip for The
Comets Tale to Saundra Cary.
Clyde Womack wills that slightly worn road to Bear Creek to the next
flame of the Bryant twins.
Terry Womack wills his ability to win iust one fight with Sheridan
to Mr. Burnett.
Teddy Wright wills her place at the table in the Sanner household to
Elzey Mercer, and her position as the school pet, and ability to get by
with murder to Sandra Womack.
Mrs. Jane Poteet leaves Bruce to Adren while she goes on the Senior
trip and has a good time, and Adren is sitting home changing
Mr. Harold Biffle wills his strong voice, curly hair and control over our
Senior class to Mr. Brewer.
We, the Senior class, bequeath our sponsors, Mrs. Jane Poteet and Mr.
Harold Biffle, to the senior class of next year, in hopes that they will
win the Annual Queen Race.
We, the Senior class, will our first six rows in the auditorium to the
iuniors, in hopes that you will fill them up as well as we did, figura-
tively speaking, of course.
Twelve years ago a group of scrawny, straight haired youngsters
who were to be known later as 1959 Velma-Alma graduates, began
their laborious ascent to the goal for which everyone in school is
striving-the year when they will be Seniors.
Those starting at Velma or Alma were: Hubert Allred, Alvey Brown,
Thelma Cowan, Donna Kay Carroll, Beth Lane, Dawl McLemore, Ima Jo
McClellan, Jerry McCurry, Anna McMurtry Speed, Marilyn Norton, Eula
Faye Oxford, Jimmy Oxford, Katherine Pickens, Bill Pogue, Allen
Presgrove, Jack Sanner, Judy Sanner, Karron Savage, Darla Smith,
Sheridan Stewart, Linda Wheeler, and Terry Womack. The teachers
surely had a bunch of running noses to wipe.
SECOND GRADE-We picked up speed in our second year when
Clyde O. Womack, "Racehorse," Jr. raced down from Fairfax. Others
who came were Patsy Neeld from Duncan, Bobby Fox from Burkburnett,
Texas and little Miss Bella Lee Spoonemore.
THIRD GRADE-After a long hot summer everyone returned in Sep-
tember with only one new student-Cederal Nixon from Duncan. This
was the year Darla Smith thought Alma was easier than Velma.
FOURTH GRADE-We gained two students in our fourth year: This
was a good year for Judy Sanner since Elzey Mercer moved here from
Illinois and also Sondra Deffner from Ada.
FIFTH GRADE-The students who came to us in our fifth year were:
Harry Reynolds from Hominy, Judy Jo Gordon from Duncan, Leroy
Davis from Duncan, and Darrell Davis from Ada.
SIXTH GRADE-The students we gained this year were: Helen Snyder
from Shidler, John Cochran from Shawnee, Joseph Stewart from
Gatlln, Teddy Wright from Shidler, Nola Graham from Heavner, James
Matthews from Salina, Bill Washabaugh from Claud, Bella Spoonemore
decided she liked Fox better so she left.
SEVENTH GRADE-We acquired only two students this year. They
were Frankye Brown from Cement, and Don Price from Dundee. Bella
Spoonemore returned to V-A from our rival Fox.
EIGHTH GRADE-In our eighth year we were scraping the bottom
of the barrel. Gene Mullins moved here from Eunice, New Mexico, but
we lost Sheridan Stewart who moved to Colorado, but she couldn't
stay away so she returned at the end of the year.
FRESHMAN-With things going bad in the eighth grade no one
moved here in the ninth. As a matter of fact, we lost one student,
Nola Graham, who moved to Heavner.
SOPHOMORE-Our Sophomore year Larry Henderson iived in from
Oklahoma City. Jim Presgrove from Fox, coon dogs and all, Bobby
Parks from Flenpool, Gweneth Cowan from Duncan, Bob Wade from
Dickson, Carolyn Turner from Duncan.
JUNIOR-We gained two students this year, they were Kay O'Bryant
from Chandler, who took salutatorian from Leroy Davis. Verna Milburn
moved in from Ardmore. We lost Teddy Wright when she moved to
SENIOR-We finally made it as Seniors. The greatest ancl most won-
derful year of all as we leave high school and enter the world as
adults. iSuppose to be anyway.i
Our Senior year brought us Don Jackson from Deer Creek, Alice
Short McKelvain from Wayne, Kenneth Dodson from Duncan, Carolyn
Rogers from Cushing, Teddy back from Shidler and Nola Graham back
from Heavner. Bob Wade moved to Dickson for two days, but
couldn't stand to be away from dear ole V-A, so he returned.
Our officers are: Gene Mullins, President, Larry
President, Dawl McLemore, Secretary-Treasurer, Judy
Our Student Council Representatives are: Judy
Clyde O. Womack.
Four Queens were chosen from our class this year, they are: Football
Jo Gordon and
Queen, Teddy Wright, who was also a Basketball
and a cheerleader, Basketball Queen, Judy Sanner, who was also Head
Cheerleader, Annual Queen, Bath Laney and Band Queen Sheridan
Stewart, who was also a twirler.
As we gaze into the future we see the members of the 1959
Senior Class, and they have scattered to the four winds . . . First
we go to Paris where Rock and Roll have made a big splash and
none other than Larry Henderson was the originator of the Parie'
Hipsters Club, around the corner is Patsy Neeld and her French sodas, I
guess she will always be a ierk, a soda ierk that is . . . Sheridan
Stewart has lived up to her dreams and is the leading New York
psychologist with horn rimmed glasses and an old maid's knot of hair.
While we are here in New York let's drop in and visit the gang leader
of the underworld, Kennth iPreacherJ Dodson and his two right hand
men, Harry Reynolds, and Terry Womack, their gun moll is that quiet
thing Carolyn Rogers. Who would have thought that of her. James
Matthews is in the Redwood Forest listening to the heartbeat of a
Deffner and Ima Jo
getting their M. R. S.
Leroy Davis are still
down on the farm trying to raise money to go to Hawaii where they
natives. Alvey always
young Sapling, with his stethoscope. Sondra
McClellan are still going to O. U. in hope of
degrees. Alvey Brown, Dawl Mclemore, and
can learn the Hula dance from some cute little
was a romeo. Jack Sanner is now in Indiana racing his famous and
notorious speedster the John Harden Special inspired by one of his
old teachers Mr. John Harden Jr. Hubert Allred is in Texas where
he has iust invented a new car blower to dry diapers while travel-
ing. Marriage helped as an aid, not a hindrance, to success. Frankie
Brown is now in Washington, D. C., where he is running an informa-
tion booth for the President of the United States Gene Mullins,
we always thought that Gene would amount to something. Donna
Kay Carroll has iust won her second Miss Universe Contest where
she modeled her famous leopard skin bikini designed by the world
famous designer, Joseph Stewart. Bill Pogue is still trying to break
the world's record for number of people in a phone booth, WKY is
staying posted. Kay O'Bryant better known as the brain is busy
teaching the little Edmondson's to mind their manners and perhaps
someday they will have the English IV class hating them for their
A's. Bella Spoonemore still has no driver's license, but who needs
one with Turner Falls and Wilson iust around the corner. Guess the
boys at V-A weren't her type. Gweneth Cowan was the quiet one
in class, but you should see her now. Gwen and her lovely voice
have moved Julie London out. Judy Jo Gordon never had it so good,
she finally made it to her dream city, New Jersey, and has become
the leader of a teen-age beatnik club. Her club is going strong with
no vices allowed. Some of her best club members are Thelma Cowan,
Cedral Nixon. In Neiman-Marcus of Dallas we see the world famous
beauty salon of Karron Savage. Karron has iust finished one of her
famous hairdos WINDY BLOWN UP SIDE DOWN. Jim Presgrove and
Teddy Wright are still together and of this date they hold the
world's record for being engaged. Jim still hasn't fallen for the mar-
riage idea. Perhaps Teddy should have Jim talk to Bobby Fox. Bobby
married his high school girl friend and seems perfectly happy with
his situation. Bill Washabaugh is the most eligible bachelor in the
country and if you ask Bill the story of his success he will tell you
that he loves them and leaves them. Now we switch you to Ameri-
ca's trouble spot Formosa and General Don Jackson is sending out
his crack spy patrol of Fearless Bob Parks, Big Boy Don Price, and
crazy legs Allan Presgrove. Where trouble is, they is. Eula Faye Ox-
ford used her brain to an advantage and now is teaching English
at her Alma Mater V-A. Bether Lane is the leading movie queen,
everyone in Velma was sure of her success, she is so sweet and
beautiful. A rare combination. Anna Speed, Alice McKelvian are still
in Velma, they are busy cooking and caring for their little "off-
springs." Jerry McCurry has been working on his first book for
helping High School Lovers. His book is based on his own ex-
periences. So far, he only has five pages. Darla Smith is in the lover's
capital, Rome, italy, where she has iust disposed of her seventh hus-
band, and her heart is broken . . . won't some male come and
console her. Killer Clyde Womack is busy raising his racing thorough-
breds. Last week his prize runner almost won the Kentucky Derby,
the only trouble was that his horse ran the wrong way. Judy Sanner
Mercer is working in Duncan as a typist while Elzey Mercer spends
his time at Lake Murrary with the five little Mercers teaching
them the fine art of skiing. John Cochran is the gay blade of the
Shawnee farm country. His farm is a big tourist attraction. He has
rule for the tourist. They must be female tourist only.
Mrs. Poteet has reached a height of success, her style shows are on
TV. Her manager and bus driver is Jimmy Oxford. Didn't know
Jimmy cared about fashions, or is the chance to chauffeur pretty
girls? Darrell Davis is at the Olympics for his third year. Texas A8-M
is determined to make him a winner once. Mr. Biffle is giving
parliamentary procedure lessons to the U. S. Senate. Carolyn Turner
is spending her summers in Monterey, that first exciting summer
exposed her to the Latin Lovers. Linda Wheeler is still working at
Woolworth's. Come, Linda, boys aren't that scarce. Nola Graham
came back to V-A to graduate, but soon left with Johnny, we can
add another wedding picture. Marilyn Norton and Katherine Pickens are
now in Norman, as Nurses not inmates, of course. Verna Milburn
has good experience holding a shorthand book and balancing in
the boss's lap, who would have thought Verna would like to do a
thing like that. Helen Snyder is giving private tapping lessons
at Arthur Murray's studio in Oklahoma City. Will success spoil Helen
Snyder. Bob Wade is now traveling around seeing the world as
president of the U.B.A. lUnited Buns of Americal. The roll for the
passing senior class has been read and we find them all in the place
they dreamed of being.
Kay O,Bryam' Salutatorian Judy Gordon, All-Around Girl Elza Pollard, All-Around Boy.
Anna Speed, Valedictorian
Jerry McCurry, Balfour Award and Alumni Kenneth Dodson, Baptist
Scholarship, Church Scholarship.
Gene Mullins, Presi-
dent of the Senior
Class, receives his
Sandra Dyre receives her promotion James Overstreet receives Ellen Moms allalned 3 B'5nll9Y Holder Hflalfled 4
diploma, his promotion diploma. years perfect attend- years perfect attendance
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Each year the Velma Post of the American Legion pre-
sents a citizenship award to two students selected from
the Grade School, the Junior High, and the High School.
These students are selected by a committee of teachers.
The awards are presented on the night of the Com-
mencement for the Seniors.
Grade School American Legion Citizenship Award went to
Harolyn Love and Harold D 't
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