Wyoming Park High School - Orbit Yearbook (Wyoming, MI)

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,4 G. S. ZYLSTRA XY". M. THORNE C. IZNGELS E. B. XVATSON Social Science Band Mathematics Secretary Facult N. D. BURT A. H. MARTIN M. EVANS A. HAVILRKAMP junior High Principal unior High Engliah junior High Social Science junior High Mathcniaticb Basketball Coach 'Y 'D --abr' f it 'A' 'Ir 'A' 'k ir 'k ir A VUORLD HAS ORGANIZED ITS TOTAL INIANPOWER AND ITS TOTAL RESOURCES INTO TXVO MASSIVE MILITARY UNITS AND IS FIGHTING ON THE LAND, ON THE XWATER, AND IN THE AIR TO TEST WHETHER THE PHILOSOPHY OF A DEMOCRATIC MANKIND SHALL ENDURE OR XVHETHER THE TOTALITARIAN RULE OF THE DICTATORS SHALL ENGULF THE LIBERTIES OF HUMAN BEINGS. OUR FORIEFATHERS FOUNDED THIS NATION ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND THAT EACH SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO ENjOY TI-IOSE FREEDOMS SET UP IN OUR CONSTITUTION. MANY TIMES THIS NATION HAS HAD TO TAKE UP ARMS TO DEFEND THOSE FREEDOMS3 TODAY THE TEST HAS AGAIN COME AND NOT ONLY THIS NATION, BUT THE WHOLE XVORLD IS GOING THROUGH THE SUPREME TEST. VUE ARE PROUD OF YOU AND THE XVAY YOU HAVE TACKLED THE TREMENDOUS TASK WHICH LIES BEFORE YOU. VUE PRAY IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD THAT HE MAY GUIDE YOU AND KEEP YOU AND BRING YOU BACK SAFELY. WE PRAY THAT YOU XVILL HAVE FAITH IN HIM. TO YOU XVHO ARE CARRYING OLD GLORY NVE DEDI- CATE THIS PAGE. ir ir ir 'lr i' ir 'A' L81 Seniors Mr. Zylstra Sponsor Marlin Boersma Doris Bond Avis Bowman Clair De Mull Wfilliam Chandler Bernard Piebenga Secretary Vice President Treasurer Seniors . . Betty Breese V Q ,L 1 -3 A I ' f K, I :GY ,lx-J? 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' . iq I l Those wilboul ,llirluresx Q... ' i G. Wxlterdlnk H. Clark , ' B J- Wlluer D. Helder wh.. 1' ' ,,.. H. Levcring ' L 1. Rx lx uniors . . . i161 V E. G B. E. M. S. T. Beaver G. Beld H. Benit I. Bergman E. Boersma S. Bolthouse A. Burgess Camfield M. Christians G. Clark H. Crull j. De T. De Went E. Donelson Puit Dunn B. Engstrom B. Evarts L. Faber B. Fahnle D. Groelsema G. Groen Hall G. Hallas C. Hartman E. Hoffert L. Hoop E. Ives j. jurrians Kist R. Lathrop j. Levering E. Morgan G. Nevins C. Nichols M. Oly Otten D. Otteson E. Patten E. Perry H. Ritzema N. Runyon H. Schuiling Snoeyink C. Snoeyink V. Srap M. Sxeketee M. Struik G. Ter Haar E. Thomas Vanden Berg C. Vander Velde S. Van Dyken M. Van Hoeven L. Van Mulsen L. Van Prooyen E. Van Sweden 'EV' U M. Angus K. Berends B Berglund K. Bleam J. Boelens F. Bolthouse H. Bond f' ' Af E' ' UQX H ' I X u. . 'A A . 1 f . 5 9 .4 I.. Burkholder Q 1 K' A K 4 JF' V. Camfleld ,- 53 R. Cepella 'F ' , ' . '3 3' C. cmu 1 V I K ' . C. Dalman ' A 4 D. Demoray X A A F. De XVitt 1 X , , 'Q X . wp . l fi' -way.. . V p I T L. De wi.. ' 'Q IB2- if '72 L, F. Faber N4 ' :if F' G. Finkbeiner ' L 'A ' ' W 2 4 f C. Fisher -2 Q A 4 R 5 R. Fisher ay 3 ' G. Formsma ,i ' Eg' H. Cort . P I .- f .AI 'U R. Grubbs ffli W R. Hessc-link V Q . J. Isenga f' 7 -4 1' V 2 Tv, ' -il , T.. F. lohnsnn Q W . 3 Q 7 ' 3 F. Kalkman , ' ,, ,ffdie QQ '25, J. Kennedy Q Q X, ff? A . H. Klynstra ' - ' V 0 . V. .34 .N A . j . . .fr 45, , 54.3 QQ R Koexje . I Q y B. Kroes F F ' if A. B1fDanuld ' ' 1' 'L ' - F. Mukkes 5 5 1 E A I , ei . . T. Meekhoif ' 555 "S - ' J. Meurs Q, 1 B. Miling My ,A , -K . A fi' ' I.. Monroe ' A M' 'A Y 1 F 'A F 'E rx' G' G. Nagelkerk V- 1" ' if Er I. Newman 5 ff' - P. Newman I - - Q 3 W ' G. Nyenhuis ' V - ' ' '. ' s. Rail:-le 'L ' H. Rilzema A Q 31 'Fl R A F 7 ' 9 if W' 4, JL' 'iii' 'vie - 7 5 J- RO!-md X if K 5 1 " .. - H. Schelrema , . '7 " ' rw X ff Q 3 ' H. Slootmaker ' ' V 3 ' 'T ' Z V 5 1 Vw-1 , .. f H. Slagter if Q ' ' " K Q .-" V rl ' " 3 'Y ' L. Slusscr . ' ' . i ' AW I Q . .4 O. Tilma .. vw 7 V If 5 E. Trafb' 5 " i 17 3 , , 'ff R . , -1 'I' -' 1 .1 'Eff' f- 1251 ,, , P. Vande Brink " 5 V ' , QQ ' XV. Vandezli Markt 1 F ' D. Van er Wall ' 7 I 'il 4 ' 1 " B. Van Drunen 9 '7 ' , ' F' A 7 - E F. Van Leelmen .Q 1 ' K 1 f ' R. Vidervol -f, A J. VUeidenfelle: R ...gi . . 3 f KFN5 ll"'i!lJo F. ul piflure: Miller 1. XViers F. Vifynsma Sophomores . . . f171 .1 J. Austin M. Babcock J. Bement B. Brant H. Camfeld B. Chatterson R. Clark J. De Mull J. De Vries sv D. Dykstra D. Dykstra B. Engstrom M. Faber M. Gable C. Hardy L. Hodges , aw , L. Hoekstra "3 " J. Jewell A - ' A. johnson I Q , ,N O. josey .,:- .M r YN , L. Kammeraad D. Karsten M. Kelder Q -. K. Klynstra nv " D. Lemmink fgggf F. Lemon h T. Lull M M D. Marshall - ,. 3. P H ' j. Mellor ' 'V e . Eli " ' f ' ' Q . .fli svlqf i' - ,Y J. Mulder .23 .., V' f- Pg? " x . ' -- .. A. lN'Iuusse ' , T' " -. U ' j. Neels .- A . .5 Q W M Q . - f M. Newman ' ' . ' D. Eabg: h fi f ,':' ' X' 1 ' . 'r Y? .-' .1 -...- S ' 'A . c oen ... ' 'ef A . , Qvl. 4 ,M A f ' V " .I " ' 5 - ni: 'K I 1 ,H 545. .. "" ,l. Silgargu d ,XA r :." X 1 5 , M3 N U . fly 81' W ' f if , T 'Q - i Q E' SMP 5 , 5. ' 3. 33.53, 1 in Q 1,11 R. Stalsonberg 7.23. 'Fi "'. X 3 .4 ' fbnz l E555 ' " 'Q iii E- Sffcelmim , V . Q ' ' ' . I , -:.1 Q 3 . , E. Strong . . I -.,. . . - .- f ' A If :', 1 . H . . fb .fl L H'-'A ,. .4 :"i ff' ' K Tasma Y 1 . . , w i - . ,A ,.,, a .aw , , - , f. 'H A- lr: .. 2 . s. yr, -' 'min .-., Q5 .. 1' 3 1 H '31 .- 4 fm aw - f fl we i if .,. R, I ,ii ve, f in I 6 x x 4 r f. L X , KX! ' T 4 9' -LQ 'f,.l,f' Ni xi glx 'ff ' 5 PN ? .. .Sag-It-.1 . .-,.- -1 iw ,f F Q Q 9 4 - T. Wierenga Q ' ' Q L. Wittington A ,A , . in A V L. Wilton lx A ." V , Q qi' S. Woodrick . -.f il. N W ' Freshmen f13l S Y A L. Tuma R. Tilma .. N. Van Dam V. Van Leeuwen -1 ' b E. Van Wieren 9 J Q.. Us Those without piclzzresx L. Bleam P. Lampen E. Sobisek B. Ten Brock L. Visch W2 Yonker H. Veldman D. Weidellfellex Albers B. Anderson V. Babcock D. Braford .. .. i H D. Braford N , ' L. Briggs R. Brown I Ik - ,f Af' Burlingame D. Clark P. De Laat B. Dodds: T. Drenten J. Dreyer j. Driscoll Early M. Fisher B. Groenendyk M. Hall R. Hansen D. llarrnmn Q Q w- 4 Q 1 f 9 f 1 . ' f , , 1 J ' rv .ld- Il B. Henry Hesselink ' ' i B. Hinds V - Q Bl. Hoeli ' . 1 V F. Hoekstru I ' . s P. Briggs ' gl M Kmntz .. 1 ll. Kuiper -' A' M - J.,.f 7 If 5 U . . . 5 f. Tezvf- f Xvfs Lancaster iz B. Landis Q., lf' , V. Leestma 'L 5 Af D. Le Purd M X. ' -i F. Lous ' A N. Luther x ' M. Meekhof t " f I A j "1 ' -1,56 . 'V' i ' 'A :f ig -2'- ' iiiff. .. ':i.-,bg . " Nichols -31' 3. X H 5 - 'fa H. Peterson " j A. Postrna K A ' f . V ' ' " A. Rawlings 7 -5 Y 1 O. Richter ' W ' s ' j. Schuirenm Q ' ,A ' A. Slagter I 1 , ' l ,J-,S ! Sluseer G. Tasma B. Vande Brink C. Yan Koevering j. Vreehmd A, XVarner V. XY'illi.1ms - ye.. 1.- 'llvose witlvoul 17irlln'e5: pg Brhgs M. Xyilton C. Ibehxxmng G- Wvlfpd H. Fountain lx. XX ynsma Eighth Grade . . . U91 .A 1 K K , I I Q 2 ,C ft., . ' " 4- .4 AE. . f 3' S' is 4- 'iff v A 1 ', qi ,nf ., 1 vu... vi ,.-Q . s P X . ' 'il ""N' Mf 3 , , 1 .flfl 1 . . e .:. afQ. 9 h ., ., . k,4. E . .T my . 5. ., 9 Q- I . its .,.., ' W- .' A vrw, A V B . ,252 R of . N f B B .S '51 -. Lv i if xnlqx il Il A ' .. "'- . ' V P Q 2, gi' B 4 C P " ::tTi.."..f"--f- . " X N' ' ' gggwys -"' ..,.. .If'5.Iz?' ' "" . - .35 --H' ' ' 5 E, - . .. f 1 14225 " ff? . Q' 1 .. 2 l" 15 b -Y " A - if , .1 : is E U h 1 q .N Q .. b ,I . -.ki V. 1 Qi? 49 Qu: 5, ?Q ,,., t.. A tr- i Z Q . Q .gb sz yt - ,. 1 N 1 . . . I ng.. 9 -I . - ,A 1 ai e . sir .. .,.. J. - Q, I , 1, ,, . , Q . A up 'f . - E - ' V V A ' A 1 - 1 1 1 A ' .. .' 1 w- , 'Q-"if-. sf' gr' " 'Q .V , 1 Q , 5.4 'fi , . Q. f " ' 'W 53 " f Q53 wx A . Q I " A! "la'? 4,5 'f . 5. ' . . V Jr? Q -i? 1 i C - 1- I Q 9 lx gf . Q. , f r 1, ,zz ,4.l,, N. ' 10. Q' Those without pirtures: N R. Fisher G. Young R. Newton R. Van Belcom Sefventh Grade . . . D. Anderson N. Baarman B. Berglund R. Bolthouse T. Bomgaars D. Burkholder J. Carrick Clark R. Clark R. Cobb N. Comstock B. De Laat J. De Young A. Francis Gort M. Herring F. Hodges K. Hoekstra D. Hoffert B. Hope N. josey . Karseboom M. Kingma C. Knoll D. Koetje H. Kornoelje D. La Fontsee D. Lancaster Marr J. Marr C. Miller j. Monroe J. Morgan R. Mulder L. Meusse Nederveld V. Otteson D. Peck A. Peelen M. Pike C. Raible E. Richter . Scheltema H. Schoen B. Scorr R. Stalsonberg R. Stalsonburg S. Ten Brock P. Ter Haar . Timmer F. Van Beek J. Vanden Berg B. Van Prooyen j. Van Til j. V isch R. Wfyma fluj Activities O t an V Us 3 ' 1 ai Standing-K. Klynstra, L. Faber, G. Beld, D. Vander Wall, Mr. Davis fsponsorj. Sealed-E. Donelson, B. Breese CVice-Presj, V. Grubbs 1Treas.j, J. Peppler fPres.T, C. De Mull fSecy.j, A. Snyder, R. Grubbs. The Student Council has always been a very active organization. This year has been no exception. Functioning under the advisor- ship of Mr. Davis the council continued its active schedule, In the course of the year three people held the position of president. Dick Howland and John Peppler entered the armed forces, and the council concluded the year with Betty Breese as president. The council's main achievement was the establishment of a splendid assembly schedule. Betty Breese was chairman of this project, and it was largely through her efforts that we enjoyed such Hne assemblies. I-221 Student ouncil Standing Mrs Luyendyk fsponsorj, R. Cepella, J. Boelens, E. Morgan, H. Gort, A. MacDanold Sealed A Snider, j. Bement, M. Kelder, F. johnson. This year several students showed an active interest in forensic activities. As usual, the competition was divided into four classes - oratorical declamation, dramatic declamation, extemporc speaking, and oratory. XY'yoming had contestants in the first three. In the first elimination contest, four winners were chosen. They were: oratorical declamation, Richard Cepella and Alan McDanoldg dramatic declamation, Frieda .Iohnsong and extempore speaking, Eugene Morgan. The District Forensic Contest was held at Rockford. Here XVyoming students upheld the honor of our school by coming away with two first places for the Hrst time in our history. Frieda john- son took first in dramatic declamation and Richard Cepella first in oratorical declamation. As our speaking contests draw to a close we are planning to hold the Regional Contest at our school. There are to he nine schools represented and the competition promises to be keen. At this point we can only wish our speakers good luck and say we are very proud of them. T351 Mrs. Luyendyk fsponsorj, H. Gott, B. Breese, J. Boelens, K. Bleam, S. Wcmcmdrick. The question-Resolved, That the United States should join in reconstituting the League of Nations-furnished the debate squad with an interesting topic for the season. Such a subject proved itself both stimulating and exciting because it was constantly af- fected by present-day world affairs. Since only two persons of the entire debate squad were return- ing veterans, much time was spent in a review of debating princi- ples and techniques. Betty Breese and Jack Boelens represented Wyoming at a Michigan High School Forensic Association debate tournament held at Grand Rapids Christian. The season has given a profitable yield in experience. The team will lose two members through graduationg but, with a group well-coached in the basic fundamentals and a ques- tion which provides interest and an opportunity for study, Wyon1- ing looks forward to a successful season in 19-44945. i241 Debate Hi-Y Third Row, sltwding-D. Early, E. Wy'nsma, H. Nagelkirk. D. Formsma, XV. Chandler, G Formsma. G. Nyenhuis. R. Ten Brock. Second Rau-. sltmding-lNIr. Davis fSponsorj. R. XVarner, E. Donelson, R. Gruhhs, C. Nichols R. Koetje, H. Klynstra, A. Mac Danold. First Row, sealed-D. Olson, D. MCI-loskey, R. Jewell. R. Dood, V. Grubbs fPres.j, L. Crull B. Piebenga. M. Piebenga. The Hi-Y Club of Wfyoming is open to all sophomores, junior and senior boys of our school who are willing to stand on the club platform - clean speech, clean athletics, clean scholarship, and clean living. Due to the fine leadership of our club sponsor and officers, this year's Hi-Y club has been fairly active. Among our projects this last year were hxing the bleachers in the gym, concession at the Community Round-up and sending delegates to older boys con- ference. Our program consists of discussions on vocational guidance, political problems, and other questions of interest. It is certain that the Hi-Y club of XVyoming will live for many years and will always "create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian Character." LM LQLZW6 3 QW QQ QMWMQ? Wg? as SQ Rafi? gg? f N ,Mf Q0 E I .mg S3 M Z7 I -f 'E he gk Scif 2 . UK QM Q MQ?- WA 46054 R W im so Y 5 QE, M w,,,Q, W gy fm 321 QW 19 W? S WNW jq4fk F550 FEVDH Sig 032 8 ' Wmwwlpqluek Kneeling-Lois Daane CVice Pres.J Miss Edison CSponsorj, Maxine De Laat CSec.j, Verna Ryerson, Miss Kuizenga CSponsorj, Gene Burkholder, Doris Monroe, Louise Hoop, C. Hartman. Sealed-Jeanette Weidenfeller, B. Evarts, P. Freeberg fPres.j, D. Otteson, N. Runyon, E. Grimm. In 1944, the Girl Reserves limited their membership to the juniors and seniors only. The main activity of the year was the Style Show concession at the Community Round-Up, Each girl worked hard to make it a huge success. Another activity was the Ring-Girls, a tradition with the Y. W. C. A., in which four of the girls took part. Meetings were held every two weeks in school. Sometimes, whenever the gym was available, there were basketball games in which everyone participated. The Wyoming Girl Reserves were represented at the Y. W. C. A. at the Mid-Wfinter Conference where representatives of all the Girl Reserves in Western Michigan met. i261 Senior Girl Reserves x-.-, 1 - -A-4. unior Girl Reserves Kneeling-Mrs. Engelien Csponsorj, V. Cnmlield, D. Demoray, J. Mellor, E. Stap, M. Kelder E. Van Leeuwen, B. Kroes. F. Faber, L. Burkholder, S. Woodrick. Sealed-F. Bolthouse, B. Miling, A. Snyder, j. Bement, L. Hodges, B. Berglund, l. Newman P. Vander Brink. The Junior Girl Reserves are composed of members from the freshman and sophomore classes. They are under the leadership of the music teacher. Mrs. G. Engelien. The girls found great enjoyment in their service projects, par- ticularly the Easter party which was given for the children in St. john's Home. The other project for the season was the making of cartoon and joke scrap-books for servicemen. New officers who will serve throughout the next school year include: Leona Hodges, President, Esther Van Leeuwen, Vice Presidentg Marjorie Kelder, Secretary, and Arlene Snyder, treasurer. The symbol common to all Girl Reserves in the United States is the blue triangle within Al circle. Inside the triangle are the let- ters G. R. The triangle means YOU, and represents the three sides of your life - the mental, the physical, and the spiritual. The circle symbolizes the world in which we live. As the girls strive to "face life squarely, and to find and give the best," the triangle and circle expands like the growing individual which it represents. T271 25 u Q gp-4' 6' iq Standing-B. Breese, G. jellema, j. Peppler, D. Early, Mr. Zylstra ffaculty advisor, Sealed-C. De Mull, E. Williams, P. Freeberg, J. Round, W. Chandler. Early in the second semester, selected members of the class of "44" went to work with enthusiasm, to produce not just another "Orbit," but a yearbook which the class can publish with pride. Phyllis Freeberg was chosen Editor-in-Chief. W'irh the able assistance of her two associates, Betty Breese and Clair De Mull, Phyllis worked very hard to accomplish the task of organizing the book. The fellow who stayed up nights to write some of these articles, was the Literary Editor, jack Round. Don Early did a splendid job as Sports Editor. Photography Editor was Bill Chand- ler. Did he have his worries! No film. His associate was Esther Wfilliams. The honors for the "Orbit" assembly and the increased sub- scriptions, go to the Business Manager, Gay jellema and her associ- ate, john Peppler. There is no doubt but that without the advisement, encourage- ment, and drive of our advisor, Mr. Zylstra, the 'lOrbit" would not have been the success it is. 11281 The Beacon Slrmdirzg, Third Row-D. Dykstra, I.. Jones, F. Johnson, D. Demoray, L. Kammeraad, G. Beld J. De Vries, R. Jewell, B. Engstrom, B. Drenten, G. Burkholder, Standing, Second Ron'-Mrs. Burns Stohbelaar Cfaculty advisorj, E. Ives, A. Milirig, E. Thomas E. Perry, H. Crull, E. Stap, J. Mellor, P. Freeberg, Miss Haines Qfaculty advisorj. Sealed-B. Christensen, D. Sawyer, G. Jellema, B. Fahnle, J. Demoray, B. Breese, J. Round S. Lous, S. Wtmtsdrick. The school paper offers an opportunity for high school stu- dents to practice the fundamentals of journalism. Members of the staff have learned not only to write the news, but to publish it as well. The commerce department, headed by Miss Haines, was of tremendous help in instituting a system of cooperative production. During the first semester, the department took over the typing and mimeographing almost completely. Later, however, it helped to shift this work to the staff itself. This has been the tenth year in the history of the Beacon's publication. Under the helpful guidance of Miss Burns, faculty advisor, the staff had striven to live up to the precedent set in former years. Circulation has been up, issues have been larger, and the paper's proceeds have been greater than ever before. Several special issues were published including the last one, a printed edi- tion containing the Senior Prophecy, Class Wfill, and news of the senior trip. New columns, such as "Fads and Fashions," "Inter- views," reviews of books in our library, and letters from former students and teachers have been introduced. Gordon Beld instituted his "Sports in the Showers" column and the Beacon sponsored a short story contest, Lucille Jones, exchange editor, brought Wyom- ing the latest from other schools while Sally Lous covered ele- mentary news for a new feature. i29fl . tl 'ie 'N ' l' M S 'k, j. De Puit, L. Van Malsen, M. Standing, left lo rigbt-M. Steketee, J. Wi tler, . trui Boersma. Sealed-G. Wilterdink, V. Vander Velde, B. Fahnle, E. Hoffert, B. Engstrom, E. Morgan. "Almost Eighteen!" That was the stage production in form of a riotous comedy by Dana Thomas. Through Mr. Zylstra's direction, this play was a great success. The plot became rather complicated when our "almost eighteen" youth, Eddie, played by Eugene Hoffert, had ideas about becoming a successful crooner like Crosby. He must earn his own money for the completion of his ambi- tions to go away to school, for his father opposed them. His troubles began when he decided to enter a contest. His uncle George meant to aid him, but accidentally he sent the wrong manuscript which was really copied from some book. There was great excitement until all was finally straight- ened out, and Eddie was cleared of this suspected treachery. The members who presented this drama were: lVilliam Barry ......,,,,,,.,,,,....,, .,,,,,, E ugene Morgan Grace Barry ,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Betty Engstrom Beatrice Barry .,,,,.. ..... . .Eleanor Boersma Eddie Barry .....,......... ...Eugene Hoffert Mabel Warrerz ,,.....,..... ,,,.,. ..... M a rcia Steketee Tommy Grandrille ,,,,.,.,, ........ G errit XVilterdink Mrs. Gnmdzfille ........... .. ..,,,. Marjorie Struik Ann Sherrnarz., ............,,..., ,,,,, , ,....,... B etty Fahnle Eddie's Uncle George .,.,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,.., john Wiltjer unior Pla Sully Davidson .,,,...,,Y,,,,,, Catherine Vander Velcle Mr. Merril ,.....,,,,.,,,,.,,.,,,,,, .,.,,,,,,,, Gordon Clark Miss Dalrymple ,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, ,,Loi5 Van Malgen Much must be attributed to the ambitious and tireless stage crew and committees who were largely responsible for two excellent performances. Senior Pla sr .t "f jz1.:e e l . T e .QL.QLf' ' K . Silling, lefl lo riglvl-M. Boersma, R. Ten Brock, R. Osheck, T. Hoekstra, Ci. jellema. Standing-D. Sawyer, R. Jewell. M. XVvn, B. Drenten, R. Holtrop. In the presentation of "The Scarecrow Creeps," the senior class maintained its reputation for excelling. XY"eird blood-curdling screams, shadowy phantom scarectows, and chairs which rocked by mysterious means offered an evening of intense excitement. The "Clarita" diamond was the object around which the plot revolved. Anthony Gage, its owner, was believed to have been wronged by Roderick, his cousin, who desired its possession Thirty years after the theft, the time of the play, Roderick dis- closed that the diamond is still hidden in Gage Manor. The scarecrow, believed to be Anthony's ghost seeking Rode- rick, somehow spirited him away. Roderick's ghostly-being, So the relatives thought, returned and forced a confession from Adam Throgg, his butler: thus, clearing his name. Then Roderick showed himself perfectly safe and alive. Under the direction of Mr. Zylstra, the members of the cast portrayed their respective roles very fittingly. The combined ef- forts of the various committees contributed much to the success of the performance. C511 Tun! Row, rlrmding-E. llonelson, G. Beld, D. Early, j. Peppler, E. XVynsma, H. Levering, D. Formsma, W. Chandler, R. Van Der Klok, R. Vandenberg, R. Ten Brock, H. Gott. Second Roux xltnzding-M. Boersma, D. Olson, D. McHoskey, R. Dood, V. Grubbs, B. Hedberg, H. Schuiling, R. Grubbs, L. Kammeraad, D. Vander Wall, H. Klynstra. Furl Row, smlea'-M. Piebenga, D. Marshall, E. Hoffert, D. Groelsema, R. Xvarner, A. Mc Danold, G. Formsma, J. Boelens, B. Piebenga. "How wonderful is the laurmm mire. Il is indeed the organ of the soul." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The great need of America today is unity of spirit and the dedication of self to a great common cause. Music is a form of spiritual expression which of itself creates spiritual values and helps to bring about spiritual union. We dedicate ourselves in songs be- cause we can sing in our souls things we cannot find words to say in prose. The Boys' Chorus, composed of approximately forty voices under the direction of Mrs. G. E. Engelien, finds that they are able to put unlimited zeal and enthusiasm into their songsg and they prove that singing together brings people together. The outstanding event of the season in which this group parti- cipated was the Spring Festival. The Boys' Quintette sang at the Kent County Luncheon. No one knows what these boys will have to endure before this war is over. lf we have given them some enjoyable hours and lifted their spirits through this singing of music, then it was worth all the effort involved to maintain such organizations. Music will add much to the moral strength of the nation, at a critical hour, when the strength of America is the hope of the world. i521 Bo s' Chorus ' 'fi' ' - " " "Nr L...,.-. f"7 .. -Q .- Fourlb Row, sltuzding-F. Kist, L. Van Prooyen. M. De Laat. V. Ryerson, j. Demoray. G Nevins, M. Struik. B. Engstrom. M. Van Hoeven, T. Meekhoff. G. Ter Haar, D. Demoray F. Van Leeuwen, C. Crull, M. Kelder, B. Schoen. L. Hoekstra, L. Burkholder, j. Bement F. Boersma, B. Van Der Schuur, S. Snoeyink. Third Row. rlanding-L. Wilttxn, F. Strong. I. Bergman, -I. Austin, M. Oly, F. Faber, B. Miling B. Breese. G. jellema, P. Freeberg, E. Thomas, D. Bond, B. Drenten, F. Van Sweden G. Burkholder. R. Osbeck, L. Hoop. A. Miling, S. Lous, I.. Daane, M. Christians. Second Row, standing-I. Newman, H. Slagter, L. De Witt, L. Slusser, R. Fisher, S. Raible E. De XVitt, S. Bolthouse. M. Steketee. L. jones, A. Bowman, S. Wotmdrick, E. Perry, E Evarts, T. De W'ent, F. Bolthouse, B. Kroes. B. Fahnle, C. Hartman, Mrs. Fngelien, sponsor Firsf Row, sealed-V. Camfield. H. Bond, P. Newman, M. Gabel, D. Rabe, D. Sawyer, B Christensen, M. Angus, F. Tracy, L. Hodges, F. johnson, B. Berglund, F. Mekkes, P Vande Brink. The girls' Glee Club is comprised of approximately eighty girls. It is divided into two sections-the Freshman-Sophomore Chorus and the junior-Senior Chorus. Ensembles and soloists from this group participated in many assembly programs at school as well as in various churches in the community. Students taking part in this phase included Constance Hartman, Marcia Steketee, jane Demoray, Dorothy Demoray, and Beatrice Drenten. During these trying times it is exceedingly important that music becomes a Part of every one's life. It has been said that in the life of any artist the achievements of yesterday always must fade before the opportunities of today. Therefore an artist strives continually to improve his work. That is what our choral groups aim to do, but not without pleasure, for they make it their business to enjoy everything they do. ii 53 Il Burk Rou standing-B. Evarts, A. Bowman, B. Christensen, M Christians S Snoeymk C Hartman B. Fahnle. Fzrsl Rau standing-R. Osbeck, E. Thomas, G. Nevins, G. jellema B Breese S Lous "Music it was we brought from lJ6!ll'.ll-- l-And thus uplifted do we mount, Like some celestial throng, To realms of world forgotten joy On wings of living song! On wings of living song! Of living song!" This familiar strain from "Salutation" by Gaines will always associated with the Mendelssohn Club as their opening number any vocal program in which that group participates The Mendelssohn Club is composed of only sixteen girls chosen their director because they showed outstanding ability in singing well as in a general knowledge of music Most of the girls are their Junior or Senior year in school. i541 Tlrinl Row, .rtumling-lNI. Angus. D. Mclaloskey, B. Jewell, R. Dood, G. Forsma, R. Ten Brock, J. Peppler, XV. Chandler. j. Boelens, G. Beld, D. Olson. A. McDanold, D. Vander XVall. Second Row, Slimding-P. Newman, B. Miling, M. Steketee, E. Thomas, E. Van Sweden, D Demoray, I. Demoray, H. Bond, B. Drenten, B. Burkholder, A. Miling, S. Lous. First Roux sealed-F. Bolthouse, E. Perry, B. Vander Schuur, R. Osheck, G. Nevins, Mrs Engelien, sponsor. E. Kist. S. Bolthouse, M. Kelder, S. XVoodrick, M. Gahel. Like the Mendelssohn Club. the mixed chorus is a selected group, composed of approximately thirty-five who have an oppor- tunity to display their musical ability. This organization rehearses only a little more than one hour per month-yet they have ac- complished a great deal in a short time because of the outstanding , , , ability of its members. The Mixed Chorus sang for the Kent County Luncheon, for the Easter Sunrise Service at the United Brethren Church. for an- other service at the Beverly Reformed Church, and for the Spring Festival. An outstanding ensemble, featuring john Peppler. Russell Dood, Bill Chandler. Gordon Beld, Dale Vander XVall, Constance Hartman, Marcia Steketee, jane Demoray. and Beatrice Drenten sang at several public appearances. The song which will be ITIOSI readily associated with this ensemble is "Going Home" by Dvorak. U51 ELI ,I , 51.4 Buck Row, xltuzdiug-B. Miling, D. Vander Wall, A. Francis, M. Steketee, E. Camfield, Mr. Thorne, director, B. Berglund. M. Christians. Third Row, sealed-J. De Mull, B. Henry, P. Ter Haar, B. Donelson, E Strong, E. johnson, C. Fisher, R. Dood, D. Hershey, R. Wfyma, O. josey, C. De Mull, j. Peppler, E. Streelman M. Boersma. T. Drenten, XV. Dodds, M. Krantz, B. Ten Brock, E. Perry, D. Dykstra, E Van Leeuwen, D. Early. Second Row. seared--B. Breese. R. Fisher, V. Stap, B. Christensen, E. Stap, L. Kammeraad, R Bolthouse, A. Peelen, N. Baarman, j. Vrieland, E. Thomas, j. DeVries, B. Drenten, A. Early. First Row, sealed-R. Olson, G. Burkholder, E. Van Sweden, B. Mulder, G. jellema, L. Burk holder, C. Nichols, E. Willianis. For the first time in four years our band has changed leaders - and twice at that! The first part of the year saw Mr. George Wolner on the podium, but he was called to military service at the end of the first semester. While our loss was great, our gain was just as great. Mr. Wfayne Thorne carried the baton from that time on and led the band through its magnihcent finale. Undoubtedly the outstanding performance of the season was the fifth annual Spring Concert, at which time a capacity crowd filled the auditorium. Although this program was a gala event for the band it was also a sort of farewellg for John Peppler, an active member of the band for six years, played for the last time with them. The following day he left for service with the U. S. Merchant Marines. Again this year the band participated in the invitational band festival under the direction of the eminent Leonard Falcone, pro- fessor of music at Michigan State College. Even though our conductor, Mr. Thorne, is a minister of the Gospel by profession, he has given much of his time to tht band for which we are very grateful to him. L all li 56 il iii: ...ns tw - Band. . . gui, . l , ,. ' 1 K. -ER: A ' 1 ,:."4L-.53 fiat X, l . ' l l e 'lil -g 53 -- ,.' .. ., ., ar . r 'f' o V ' Q-E p . ,a-fr ,..-Q A 'H FMS t 4 , ii " ' F 9 --fjffJ' .. ,, 4 f f- 5 . 4 . ' 1' . ,. :lp .. A -In I.-J A A-bl ' i 1 ' . '- I 5" - 1" S '- ik Qf'ifL , tt V 5 1' V ' wif' ,'t1a,1.r f 13 , gm. Q! .-'V ,' f" : I va. H, mga N-JW 2' ' 'iff E.rEZi,', 7" ". 'Wi-2 f '-'. , -'A za.: ' L,,.e,.,R:,,,.. . V, . , , lv, in 9 R g , , Y vga: - - V, . 931 Z '41 .V Sports ,!"::'l 4 M. . S i 'Q fi- ,N il? rl Q 1 tx' 'I x S F P S A 1 L' 3 s'f"'. + - :N ,fin-L'w 1 ,xt .Q 1 x . ,., gfvtwt! ,2 .ZR ASM ja . 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W, z F.: .+ V 'S , Q, "- 1 ki f ' N? , ' 1. -' Y 5 . 5' 35521 ' ' ', as 'Q if .9 A ,. - ', , f , - G H5 .f ind' - JV, -4 . . :1 1 'syygi -, ' .r 119' mf.-'H--TIL. : las .Q neg ' ' ,Q ., y t an 15: .H . -. Q - ' 'a' 9' Wv5ff3!f"' f 43 : Egg" M qt x L , ji 'P-in . - ' 5 5,Ffw,9?3 f 1. .4 -- pf ., s., 4. I . 921, 1 1-:tc ,A- viv .14 ul, f x . . . A 1 Eff ,, - --it - f 5 J . M 1 ,,,,,,.,,, . W ,..,, ,W ,. ? , . , tv.: N ' . , . lA - . riff? Q", , f f 1 fl AT IR tg Football . . . M. Piebenga B. Piebenga 3 FW L. Crull V GrubbQ R. Dood Peppler - ., ,N Q .,,. 0... 1 A i Y i -. , H. Nagelkcrk R. Ives XX". Chandler R. Ten Brock C ouch N orlifz I 59 J D. Formsma C. De Mull FOOTBALL The outstanding event of 1943 was, without doubt, the winning of the coveted Grand Valley Football Championship. The 1943 squad will go down in this school's history as being the first team to win a Grand Valley Conference title. The fact that this was our first year of league competition, and that this was Coach Denton Norlin's first year of coaching, add all the more glory to the illus- trious record of seven victories, one tie, and one defeat. The highlight of the year was the convincing defeat of the favored East Grand Rapids eleven. An equally thrilling game was the defeat of Grandville in the annual classic. At the close of the season Captain Clair De Mull and john Peppler were elected to the all-conference team. i' ai' 'A' BASKETBALL Under the guidance of their new coach, Mr. Burt, the Vikings had one of the most successful seasons in the history of the school. They won fourteen out of seven- teen games, defeating Holland Christian for the first time in our basketball history. This was the first year that the Viking live played in the Grand Valley con- ference and throughout the season they were a constant threat to the older members, But East Grand Rapids twice defeated the Vikings in the conference, leaving second place honors to Wyoming. These two defeats were the only two suffered during the entire season of fourteen games. In the tournaments, the Vikings defeated Grandville and Comstock Park, only to be defeated in the final tournament by Lee High School, whom the Vikings had defeated twice in the regular season. Team captain Lee Crull, Duane Formsma, and Clair De Mull were honored by receiving berths on the "all conference" team. 5401 Basketball . . . Henry Levering Dunne Formsmn Virgil Grubbs Lee Cl-ull Clair De Mull Bob NVarner jack De Puit J . A ,1 I -Al J ws"- Mr. Burt, Conrb Bob Jewell Gorden Beld II 41 1 Boyce Hedberg Gerald Formsma Slumlizzg--B. Hedberg, G. Formsma, R. 'Narnen KPIl'Hlil1gfA1f. Burt. couch, H. Levering, j. De Puit, C. De Mull, L. Crull, D. Fornmsnm. Basketball . . . Sl.u1..'if1g-H. Klynszra, D. Vander Wall. R. Clark, R. Gvubhs, K. Berends, Mr. Nzmrlin. coach. KllL'.'!iII.Q+H. Ritzemn, A. Mclizmold, G. Nyenhuis, F. XVynsm1, C. Fisher. 5421 Varsity Reserves Track Slrmdirzg: Mr. Engels, coach, H. Levering, B. Formsma, C. De Mull, E. Morgan, G. Nyenhuis R. Vidervol, G. Formsma, E. Wy'nsma, E. Early, manager. Kneeling-J. Round, M Piebenga, V. Grubbs, B. Piebenga, D. Grubbs, H. Slootmaker, C Nichols, G. Beld. The track team entered its second year in the Grand Valley League with one of the largest track teams in the history of the school. After a brief but snappy period of training, the team started the season by defeating their old traditional rivals, the Grandville Bulldogs. The outstanding success which our team has had is credited to the hard work which our new and capable coach, Mr. Engels, went through to produce a fine team. Seven boys will be lost by graduation. Among them, two are four-letter men- Virgil Grubbs, hurdlerg and Jack Round, dashman. The other seniors are: Bill Chandler, Clair De Mull, Duane Formsma, spectacular field man and hurdler, and the Piebenga twins, Marvin and Bernard, who were also outstanding dashmen. V. Grubbs facie Round and Coach Engels D, Formsnm "fn " 11' . I , 72' f:"".Jf'L.rii. ' t, 'iw I -. 5 haf ?f5JiaJ's. .' .- S., '. 'S-I ' ' ve.. ' Lx " 'li'7 iii. .-Us- . I 3 ' T' T-z A -El , ra 2 fl - awf- 3 ' 4 Q ,rb- 'O 1 F: ta' ? . ' IQ Vg- ,. H , .5 .. - Q . ,. , - . ' J M:- . , .4 - 1' - S . 'D+' PC- -. J. ' . K -, , , . .4 ' .4 L A .... . .... ...af 4- -V .--A.. .l W- .A - Sianding-B. jewell, H. Gort, B. Warner, E. Wynsma, B. Chandler, C. Snoeyink, j. Boelens, C. Fisher, G. Beld, Coach Norlin. Kneeling-M. Piebenga, R. Dood, H. Nagelkerk, H. Levering, G. Nyenhuis, R. Lathrop, B. Piebenga. The 1944 baseball team, coached by Mr. Norlin, has proven to be one of the best in the history of the school. At present Wyoming is leading the Grand Valley League with three wins and no losses. The Viking nine began the season with a 15-7 win over Grandville, and then proceeded to defeat Rockford 8 to 3, and Godwin 9 to 5. Lost to the team by graduation will be Russ Dood, winning pitcher of all the games so far, Lee Crull, hard-hiring pitcher, Bill Chandler, first baseman, the key- stone combination of Marvin and Bernard Piebengag and the outfield composed of Harve Nagelkirk, Bob Warner, and Clair De Mull. Baseball H. Lereriug B. Chandler R. Dood - - .fa , I , V wwwwwww' ww' t.4.N,v4w.. -a4",,,5QQs??fN1'3' -fam' 'illimom 4' " LIGMW K X 7' X 'Wi Q ' A . P .1 'S Q X' A - v- -. - 'L 1 Fennis . . . Er- , P"-- -v gs .Aw K . A-. 1 E 1. W , . il ...Z - R. Capella, E. W5'nsma, B. Formsma, G. Formsma, A. McDonald, Mr. Burt, coach. Wfyoming, entering its second season of tennis, presented two regulars and nve new recruits. These had to be molded into winners. This was accomplished under the excellent guidance and coaching of Mr. Burt. He is also .1 new member, this being his first year at coaching XVyoming's tennis team. Duane Formsma and ,lack De Puit were the returning doubles combination. Richard Cepella, Alan MacD11nold, Ed ':Y"ynsnia, Gerald Formsma, and Dale Vanderwall were the candidates. Tennis practice began in the snow and ended in the rain. But between the rain- storms and on nice days pleasant trips were enjoyed. The first match with Grandville was one of the mos: exciting, when every match went the full three sets before the winner came through. Track and baseball claimed most of the boys' time after school so that tennis practices were held two evenings a week. Much credit must be given these boys for giving up so much time for their school and its sports program. R. Capella E. I!"-111511111 . ' .R-JET' Jrlt. llIQ!!!l! Wl!MlQi Q!!! G 97 db 5 Cl 9. 1 ,. . . . ' Y . Awfi' gs? . A, ,. 1 Tackle! Toutladown Pass -- Time Out W Q55 Q S pectators Ready and Uvailirzg Get Him! 'L' Snapshots 3 ig-, X if Bl1Ckll'l1l'd Kidy fzuziur High Student C ouuril B- -is 'S v ' x rl? ' , k. - -3-,g tj., R- A. 1 .N-f' 4 4 ..-H .M ,W . , Pose! X if ' J! 1 1 :46 Future Majorettes 4 X1 Ill 1-2-3--I n ' 1 J qsi mi, 3531? lj E 5 L 4 ,. 1-'GX Hx "LO-on 'qu ,p-W 0 if-4' -53 k 1 3 I See the Mmzkeyf Hf1PP1'-1 Beacb Glnmor 1 N, yi J E 'V-vf Time Our Find the Sfbool! Uzzder-standing Pose 431 'if- fi IQ., if Horseplay A19 Lore! mf- hsum.-... ' ww. ' JMWFW vow., M """MwwswW..,.. E Nwwfwfuuwuf: Nite Poorly! QD 1- x ,gg X A 'Q ,, Q 3 1 -..f-FJ':"' -f ,Ig v- Q , , 5.4 , 15,5398 " X. 3 1 ,. .gg . - ? , .SR M G' 53 Nm Pals . .. 3 ..Q 33 5: fr' 1 .J 'i Alma Maier ' Mfg.. - """' .ua , T uv" Ay' 'W'- ,KRW U 01 OIMII Bug-Calcbef 7 '1 3-l aflu.. :wr iulgsnufv -,4-iw'-vQ,,,54 f 1 i JF' Q I 1 I 5 :, 'ef' . xx 1 ggi s V - .As Mum ps Mr. Gl'06fXt'lIld Befty and Connie il.,-.1 Marlin K. Boersnia Band 1, 2, 3 Basketball 1, 2 junior Play Senior Play Boys' Chorus 4 Doris G. Bond Physical Ed. 1 Girls' Chorus 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 5 A cis 1. Bowman Dramatics 5 Physical Ed. Z Girls' Chorus 2, 3, Mixed Chorus 2, Betty Breese Band 1, 2, 3, 4 5 Student Council 3, 4 QVice Pres. 45 Class Pres. 3 Debate 1, 2, 3, 4 A Capella 1, 2, 3, 4 Gene G. Burkholcler Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 1, 2, 3 Senior Index . . . Beify Eileen Christensen Band Z, 3, 4 Junior Play Beacon 3, 4 Debate 1, 2, 3, 4 Forensics 1, 2, 3 Lee R. C rull Football 3, 4 Basketball 2, 3, 4 Baseball 3 Hi-Y 5, 4 Mixed Chorus 3 Lois B. Daane Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 fVice Pres. 4j Junior Play Beacon 3 Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 5, 4 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3 Maxine V. De Laat Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 fSec. 4, Physical Ed. 1, Z, 3 Dramatics 3 junior Play Girls' Chorus l, 2, 3, 4 jane L. Demoray Band 1 Beacon 4 Beatrice M, Dienton Band 1, 2, 5, 4 Beacon 5, 4 Senior Play Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3, A Capella 1, 2, 3 Donald L. Early Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Track 3, 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3 Hi-Y 5, 4 Orbit 4 Duane M. Forsma Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Track Z, 3, 4 Tennis 2, 3, 4 Hi-Y 2, 3, 4 Phyllis R. Freeberg Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4 fPres. 4j Dramatics 2, 3 Orbit 4 Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3, Beacon 2, 3, 4 Eleanor E. Grimm Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, Dramatics 1, 2 Theodore G. Hoelestra Physical Ed. 3, 4 Intramural Basketball 3 Dramatics 3 Junior Play Senior Play Lucille Hofman Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3 Dramatics 3 Junior Play A Capella 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4 Ralph IV. Holtrop Intramural Basketball 3, Debate 1 junior Play Senior Play Dramatics 2, 3 Robert E. Ives Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 3 Gay fellema Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Beacon 1, 3, 4 Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4 Beacon 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4 Laurence Cenlille Football 2, 3, 4 Baseball 2, 3 Class Pres. 4 Hi-Y 5 Boys' Chorus 2, 3, 4 llvillianz E. Chandler Football 3, 4 Baseball 3, 4 Class Vice Pres. 4 Hi-Y 4 Orbit 4 Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 4 Mixed Chorus 1, A Capella 2, 3 Clair De Mull Band 1, 2, 3, 4 2. 5, Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 1, Z, 3, 4 Track 3, 4 Orbit 4 Russell Dood Band 1, Z, 3, 4 Baseball 1, 3, 4 Football 1, 2, 3, Hi-Y 2, 5, 4 fTreas. 3, 4j Class Treas. 2 4 Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3 Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3 Virgil A. Grubbs, Football 7 4 If -1 3: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Track 1, 2, 3, 4 Hi-Y 2, 3, 4 fPres. 41 Class Vice-Pres. Boyce Hedberg Football 3, 4 Basketball 3, 4 Band 2 Boys' Chorus 4 rm 5 Orbit 4 Senior Play A Capella 3, 4 Robert K. fewell Football 1, 2, 3 Hi-Y 2, 3, 4 Senior Play Boys' Chorus 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 5, 4 Lucille M. loner Band 1, 2, 3 Orchestra 1 Dramatics 1 Beacon 1, 4 Girls' Chorus 1, 2 3 4 Alice M. Miling Leslie Z. Kish Donna E. Kroll Band 1, 2, 5, 4 Orchestra 1 Girls' Chorus 2, 5, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4 Sally R. Lous Beacon 4 Dramatics 2, 5 Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 A Capella 1, 2, 3, 4 Donald E. McHoskey Hi-Y 2, 5, 4 Boys' Chorus 2, 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4 A Capella 2, 3, 4 Band 1, 2 Beacon 4 Mixed Chorus 1, 3, 4 A Capella 1, 3 Double Mixed Octette Doris L. Monroe Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 Physical Ed. 1, 2 Beacon 3 Harvard D. Nagellaerk Football 3, 4 Baseball 2, 3, 4 Hi-Y 2, 3, 4 Boys' Chorus 4 Senior Index . . . Richard F. Olson Band l, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 1, 2, 5, 4 Baseball 3, 4 Hi-Y 2, 5, 4 Boys' Chorus 3, 4 Ruth Ann Osbecle Girl Reserves 1, 2, Dramatics 5 junior Play Senior Play A Capella 3, 4 Iohn E. Peppler Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Student Council 2, QPres. 41 Class Pres. Z fVice Pres. lj Junior Play Football 2, 3, 4 Bernard Piehenga Football 3, 4 Baseball 3, 4 Basketball 3 Hi-Y 5, 4 Class Trcas. 4 Marvin Piehenga Football 3, 4 Baseball 3, 4 Hi-Y 5, 4 Boys Chorus 4 Iosephine L. Rosevell Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3 Beacon 3 Dramatics 3 Girls' Chorus 3 Mixed Chorus 3 'lark A. Round Track 1, 2, 3. 4 Football 1, 2 Beacon 3, 4 Orbit 4 junior Play Verna M. Ryerson Girl Reserves 2, 3, Cheerleader 3, 4 Dramatics 5 junior Play Mixed Chorus 1, Z, 3, 4 Dorothy G. Sawyer Girl Reserves 3 Senior Play Beacon 4 Girls' Chorus 2, 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 3 Darid R. Sharp Dramatics 1, Z, 3 Stage Manager Ur. and Sr. Playsj Physical Ed. 5. 4 Robert L. Ten Brock Band 1, 2, 3 Football 3, 4 Hi-Y 5, 4 Senior Play Mixed Chorus 3, 4 Richard A. Van Der Klok Robert R. ll"arner Football 1, 2, 4 Basketball 1, 3, 4 Baseball 3, 4 Hi-Y 5, 4 Boys' Chorus 4 Marinas Wiers Esther L. W'illiams Band Z, 3, 4 Orbit 4 Physical Ed. 1, 2 Girls Chorus 1 Mixed Chorus 1 Maisie W'yn Godwin 1, 2 Senior Play Majorette 5, 4 Girls Chorus 4 Mixed Chorus 4 feanetfe C. llveiden eller Physical Ed. 5, 4 Boys' Chorus 4 Bernice A. Vander Schuur Godwin 1, 2 Girls' Chorus 5, 4 Mixed Chorus 3, 4 I Phyllis M. Vogel l53l Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4 fTreas. 43 Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3, 4 Beacon 4 Librarian 4 Girls' Chorus 4 Girl Reserves 1, Z, 3, 4 Gerald A. Young Graduate of Shaw Busi- ness College, Toronto Regional Typist Cham- pion, Toronto, Canada .A ' '52-hh L. , .Q '.,,.e . f", 4 f' A 2711, ff ff - fy rf, , F. , yr M519 iv x . Q rx 1 fl -hw- . . .N X ' .ff v .4 .4 5 f,,..'ys ' K , .R sy- fu, .K"'XR5"' 1 . I v A . . ' . 1 it an 'n :J r QQ K is !"x 1 ' S X QXMUIUP' X Q , 4 V' X, af- ' cv , .' + s ii.. 1 ' 2 N ik: V ' 'i 4 X kai .: 1 ? Q . ,N X SX 'WY' Mmw.. ini COMPLIMENTS Mid-West Renneries ONE OF JIICHIG.-1.N"S GRE.-IT ASSETS C'1IIlP1illIcl1fS of . . Beverly Park Dairy MILK AND CREAM Phone 6-5285 ,k Conzplimenfs of . . Refineries: Gmndwlle-Wyommg ALMA GRANDYILLE Transit Company MICHIGAN BLT MORE WAR Bonus COMPLIMENTS Mlchxgan Of Colprovia Company Good Black Top PHONE 5-T95 Dr. Winters fdste-test XYINNER From Coast to Coast Royal Crown Cola 2 Full Glasses S Cents Foreword . . MANY pleasant memories are associated with the days spent attending Wyoming High School. If, by publishing this book, we can recall in later years a few of these happy moments, we shall feel that our purpose has been ac- complished. ill In Spring and for graduation . . . XVhen young men's fancies take to clothes you will find wide assortments of smart clothes styled for the snappy high school young at ..... Grand Rapids Largest Outlying Dept. Store SPORT COATS - Colorful Glen-Plaids that make you stand out in any crowd - 512.95 to 51895. SLACKS - To Contrast- 334.95 to 39.95 SNAPPY NEXV SPRING SUITS-Tweeds, Worsteds in Stripes, Diagonals, Herring- bones - 5529.50 to 55750. CALIFORNIA LEISURE COATS - Sl0.95. jul-gens 86 Holtvluwer 1506 to 151-i Grandville Ave. BEST IVISHES TO CLASS OF '44 john Hesselink FOOD MARKET ir Good Things to Eat i' Phone 6-5635 For Delivery 2315 L66 St., S COMPLIMENTS OF Paul Gezon 86 Co. Where Quality and Economy Q0 Hand in Hand BUY XY' AR BONDS U63 The Cornelius Van Malsen White Companies INSURANCE Oaklasvn AVe,. Phone BINDERS PHOTO-ENGRAVERS PUBLISHERS STEEL-DIE ENGRAVERS High School Annuals COMPLIMENTS A Specialty OF 55- "O DIVISION AVE., N. . I i H Bond Weldmg fOpposite Post Officej H04 Photograph . . . Is a Link in the Chain of Memory" After graduation, classmates drift apart . . . the eye of memory grows dim . . , and a personality is lost forever . . . unless that personality was captured in a photograph. As your class photographers, we are proud to have forged the links in your memory chain, and we take this occasion to offer our sincere thanks . . . And Congratulations! Versluis Studios GRAND RAPIDS LANSING BATTLE CREEK i571 Phone 62657 Ferrand 86 De Witt Werkhoven Dairy DPX GAS AND OIL GOLDEN CREAM RICH CREAM GREASING AND DELIVERY SERVICE 2529 Boulevard Drive City Iuspevled Phone 65142 BUILD A HOME FIRST THEN HEAT IT WITH OUR FUEL WYOMING PARK LUMBER 86 FUEL CO. Porter and Byron Road Phone 6-2551 Compliment.: of . . . BEVERLY MARKET MEATS - GROCERIES Delivery Phone 6-2451 C L A M A R O M PIPE AND TILE COMPANY P L I Grand Rapids - Saginaw M E Plain and Reinforced CONCRETE SERVERS - CULVERTS DRAIN TILE O SPECIALTIES F MANHOLE AND BUILDING BLOCK A E Reinforced Concrete R I MANHOLE AND CATCH BASIN E RINGS AND COVERS N D C531 Compliments of Wyoming-Beverly Fire Department Complete Beauty Service BERTHA'S BEAUTY BOOTH Operator - Berllm Plas Wliklgs Cafe Compliments 295 Lee St., S. XY. of Open Evenings Till 8 Open Sundays From 11 to 5 GRAPEWOOD SERVICE Martha Jewell XVYOMING PARK BEAUTY SHOPPE 2505 Lee St., S, XY. Phone 6-2250 Spread Happiness with Flowers LINDA'S FLOWER SHOP 1427 Grandville Ave. Phone 5-1423 Wyoming Park Garage USED CARS - GENERAL REPAIRING Ed Dyke G. Ver Strut Compliments of SMITH DRY GOODS Wyoming Park DR. VER MEULEN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 2400 Vfyoming Ave. Omce Hours Phone 6-2926 2-5 P.M. - 7-8 Res. 6-3738 J. M. JELSEMA HARDVVARE Radio and Electrical Appliances Sporting Goods 1538 Clyde Park Ave. Phone 5-1464 Best Ilnislnes to fbe Class of '-H Vander Wall 86 De Puit Free Delivery Phone 6-5121 VISIT FRANK CENTILLE BLUE MOON Compliments of BEVERLY SHOE STORE SHOE REPAIRING IS Nor RATIONED Compliments of HERM'S SERVICE STATION PROMPT AND COURTEOUS SERVICE F R E D ' S TRADING POST 1565 Burton St., S. NW. GROCERIES - MEATS Open Nights, Sundays and Holidays BAKER'S PRODUCE STORE BEST XVISHES TO CLASS or '44 i591 HEATING POXVER PIPING 'A' Stokol Automatic COAL STOKERS "Grand Rapids Finest" ICE CREAM SODAS FANCY SANDXVICHES joppe's Dairy 2340 Division 1157 Giddings 1593 Plainfield 1200 jefferson 4328 Division, So. Phone 5-0551 'A' Andy Egan Co. Auto Clinic I 332 Ottawa Ave. nc' GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. Phone 9-6111 i' if Phone 8-0829 332 BOND, N. XV. Brakes Tractor and Carburetors Trailer Electrical Equipment Wm. Groen 86 Son SEEDS, IMPLEMENTS AND HARDXVARE ir Phone 5-0514 1600 Grandville Ave., S. XV. Compliments of Pete Tuffs 86 Son SERVICE STATION Conzplimeazts of . . . Ganzel's Drug Stores Phone 6-3531 CONGRATULATIQNS! COMPLIMENTS CQMPLIMENTS Best Wislaes fo OF FROM Om of W 1 P. The Beacon Staff STUDENT i T- COUNCIL A, I i601 I . A x -55 W . 44 .-1 P-hz I., I, fi VUE ,' 1. 1 ' .5'e?5f 4 JF: .1..A.. , ,fri H4 - " yy 3 . ,K l I .,Y',-Q' if ' 1 V W ' A5 ' 'L 'if' ,A N -.5 5: .- v-I I . 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