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Page 16 text:
Glass of 1 959
Marla Hammond I h rm
Play cast 3 Aero s att 4 0 n 1 e I
Haze Staff Wills 4 Cho us Rocheser 1' 25 Akron' Fay
3 4 Play Usb 4 Usher 3, 45 Haze Stat. 4.
Paul Scott Shoemaker girly Sliver
H Y 2 4 T k 1 3 FFA a arusai Class President
1 Haze gffff 4 Sm e 1, Bqsfketbqii i, Track lg
Manage 4 Tennis, Captain l5 Akron:
Haze Staff 45 Play Usher 3.
Hi-Y 45 Basketball l, 25
Play Cast 45 Haze Statt 45
Canteen Manager 3, 45
Stage Manager 3.
Sunsfhine 2, 3, 45 Aero Staff
45 Chorus 45 Play Usher 3,
45 Haze Staff 4.
Hi-Y 3, 45 Hi-Y Vice-Presi
dent 45 Class Officer, Stu-
dent Council 35 Basketball
l, 2, 3, 45 Track 35 Baseball
2, 3, 45 Basketball King
Candidate 35 l7'.F.A. l5 Play
Cast 35 Haze Staff 45 Cho-
rus l5 Mixed Chorus 15
Master ct Ceremonies at
Bushville: Hi-Y l, 2, 35 Bas-
ketball 3, Track l, 25 Base-
ball l5 Play Cast 35 Corn-
rnencement Usher 35 Cho-
rus 35 Mixed Chorus l, 2,
35 Student Manager 15
Cross Country 15 Football
l5 Akrori Hi-Y 45 Class
Officer, Student Council 45
Baseball 45 Play Cast 45
Aero Staff 45 Haze S-tall,
Prophecy 45 Mixed Chorus
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Sunshine 2, 3, Sunshine
Officer, Historian 3, Play
Cast 4, Aero Staff, Art
' 6 ' vi
Cornmikee 4, Libranan l, 2, Ch
3, Chorus l, Play Usher 3.
4, Haze Staff, Art S
Cllass 0f19 9
Hi-Y 3, 4 Basketball Man-
ager l, Baseball 4, Haze
taff 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4,
Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Mixed
orus l, 2, 3, 4.
Sunshine 2, 3, 4, Play Cast
3, Play Prompter 4, Aero
Staff 4, Haze Staff, Art
Committee, Iunior Play
Summary, Feature Editor 4,
Librarian 3, 4, Chorus l, 2,
4, Mixed Chorus 3, 4.
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Class Officer,
Vice-President l, President
2, Student Council Presi-
dent 4, Basketball 1, 2, 4,
Track 2, Baseball 2, 4, Play
Cast 3, 4, Baccalaureate
Usher 3, Haze Staff, Adver-
tising Manager 4, Band l,
2, 3, 4, Chorus l, 2, 3, 4,
Mixed Chorus l, 2, 3, 4,
- ' Usher 3, Aero Staff 4, Haze
Staff, Art Editor 4, Chorus
l, 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus l,
2, 3, 4, Play Uslher 3.
Iohn Mccloughqn Cast 4, Baccalaureate
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Haze Stott 4,
Stage Manager 3, 4,
Basketball l, 2, 4, Track l,
2, 4: play Cast 4, Aero Play Cast 3, Aero Staff 4,
Staff 4, Haze Sfflfl 4, Play H222 Staff 41 Chews 1, 2.
Usher 3, Bgssiwii 4, 31 4: PHY Usher 4'
Page 17 text:
CG,1'd7J6l0g'Ll6 of Seniors
As we were awakened bright and early on a
September morning of 1946, few of us realized that
we were about to experience one of the most sig-
nificant days of our lives. Fifty-six of us were intro-
duced to the process of education by Mrs. lrelan
and Miss Bollinger.
After our adventures with Dick and jane, we were
greeted in the second grade by Mrs. Mathieson and
Mrs. Becklehimer, formerly Miss Bollinger.
We were ushered through our geography and
science by our third grade teachers, Mrs. Kuhn and
Mrs. Hodson. During this year, the construction of
the new grade school building was completed. lt
was here that we finished our elementary education.
Having absorbed, adequately, the three R's we
were welcomed into the fourth grade. We were di-
rected through our multiplication and division
fundamentals by Mrs. Merley and Miss Bevington.
Miss Rose and Miss Bevington aided us through
our fifth grade learning.
As big shots of the grade school, we were the
power of the safety patrol and got our first taste of
inter-scholastic basketball. We were helped through
our new experiences by Mrs. Kinder and Mr. Parker.
Now we're in the seventh grade. Boy, are we
scared! The idea of finding a different room every
hour seemed impossible until Miss Keyes and Mr.
Parker, our sponsors, explained to us that the first
digit of the room number corresponded to the floor.
After learning the ropes, we sailed smoothly to
our eighth grade graduation.
Among those who passed through our class dur-
ing our first eight years were: Nancy McHatton,
Laniese Myers, Ann Friend, Sandra Stewart, Toe
Dale Miller, janet Moore, Tom Floor, Susie Barnes,
Merl McGee, Iudy Walters, David Floor, George
Mollencup, jacob Darling, Gary Parker, joe Made-
ford, Don Wallis, Ieannette Lynn, Donnetta Chap-
man, Ianie Willard, and Rhoda Gates.
We started a new era in our education with new
sponsors, Mrs. Dyer and Mr. Heltze-lg new subjects,
and a new name - FRESHMEN!
We elected our officers as follows: President, Gary
Sicksg Vice-President, Bob Burkett, and Secretary-
Treasurer, Catherine Byrd.
Our graduation day seemed much closer as we
took our places in high school.
During this year we lost Paul A. Shoemaker, Mary
Worden, and Le Roy Martin.
With the coming of our Sophomore year and
gaining Larry Stiver, we began our long climb to-
ward financing our Senior trip. Our first step in this
climb was the traditional all-school skating party.
Mrs. Dyer and Mr. Wilcox were our sponsors this
year. Our officers were: President, Bob Burkettg
Vice-President, Bob Kirk, and Secretary-Treasurer,
Finally we entered our junior year. Our sponsors
were Mrs. Waechter and Mr. Yager. Things really
started to boom! The boys in our class were promi-
nent on the basketball team.
Many of us spent our nights for several weeks
knocking on doors, selling magazines, but our star
salesman, Bob Burkett, did his selling while lying in
bed with a broken leg. During the second semester
we could be seen at ballgames calling our wares of
popcorn, ice cream, and cokes. When our sales
began to lag, Larry Sheetz, our canteen manager,
gave us a pep talk to encourage us to greater sales
On March l9 we started our preparation for our
play, The Little Dog Laughed, under the direction
of Mr. Yager. During the three weeks of play prac-
tice we learned many things about some of the kids
in our class. One of which was that Bev Powell,
Merlee Smoker, and Bill Burkett seemed to be
ln the spring of the year we decorated the Steer-
Inn and invited the Seniors to an evening of dining
All of these events might have been more difficult
for us without the help of our sponsors, Mrs. Waech-
ter and Mr. Yager, who walked along with our offi-
cers, Kent Groninger, President, Bob, Kirk, Vice-
President, Karna Hoffman, Secretary, and Eldon
We ended our junior year by giving the Seniors
a semi-formal farewell dance immediately following
Eleanor Hopkins, Catherine Byrd, Wilma Sterk,
Bill Iunkin, Gary Sicks, Gale Cox, and Dale Cox left
us during this year and Frank Urbahns, Paul S.
Shoemaker and Cecil Kelley joined us.
SENIORS, the goal which we had set as under-
classmen, having been reached, we caught sight of
a new goal - Graduation!
Mrs. Waechter and Mr. Yager helped us to pre-
pare for this goal. At our first class meeting we
elected our class officers: President, Kent Groningerg
Vice-President, jack Boyer, secretary, Karna Hoff-
man, and Treasurer, Eldon Rager.
Realizing that we still needed money for our
Senior trip, we continued to w-ork in the can-teen. We
supplemented our income by sponsoring a sock hop
and selling ads for our yearbook. One of our most
enjoyable money-making projects was our Senior
play, directed by Mrs. Striggle.
ln April many of us attended our last Sunshine-
Hi-Y Banquet, and in May, instead of hosts, we were
guests at the junior-Senior Reception.
Sunday, April 25, we gathered at the Akron depot
with families and friends. Amid the last minute
goodbyes, we boarded the train and began our
Senior trip, which took us through Washington and
New York. ln one short week we spent all of the
money which we had been earning for the past six
On the night of May 22, as thirty-six of us, having
gained Mary Ellen Maxwell and lost lack Shoe-
maker, received diplomas, we realized that even
our goal of graduation was not as significant as it
had seemed. We understood that a goal is not a
place to stop and put ambition aside, it is only a
stepping stone in the path to higher goals.
Only as we realized this did we capture the ful-l,
meaning of our class motto: SO LITTLE DONE, SO
MUCH TO DO.
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