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Suhool Daze of IQ53-54
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School llaze ol I953-54
Gloria Kruse and Jean Subo
This has been a wonderful year as Central
started her second century of training high
school students in St. Louis for citizenship in
the community and the nation. The events and
activities of the year have been different from
those of last year's Centennial turmoil, but all
around us we have noticed that happy daze
which comes to you only when you are a senior
in a high school such as Central.
When school opened on September 8, l953,
we found that two members of the faculty, Mr.
Beezley and Mrs. Ward, had gone to other
schools, but that a big brave driving teacher had
come to take their place lMr. Thuet, this means
YOl1iXl. Our enrollment of a little over one
JEAN SABO. All - Sports Queen
thousand students included over two hundred
September was filled with bright bubbles and
practically no troubles. Classes and clubs got
off to a good start and, report cards were still
in the distant future.
The Seniors looked forward to a wonderful
term. They chose Ron Schnur as their presi-
dent, Kathy Sandcork as vice-president, Joan
McClellan as secretary, and Bill Davis as treas-
The New-Seniors also elected oficers. Those
elected were Don Meyer, president: Joan Allen,
vice-president: Virginia Svoboda, secretary, and
Gary Couch, treasurer. The New Seniors held
their outing at Trout Lodge on September 27th.
Miss Giles and Mr. Carlisle are their sponsors.
The Student Council officers were chosen as
follows: President, Celeste Morales: Vice-Presi-
dent, Max Tarpley: Secretary, Ciloria Kruse:
Treasurer, Clyston Severs, and Sgt,-at-Arms,
The chief event for the Seniors in October
was Color Day. There were 49 members on the
stage of the auditorium, as the Red E5 Black
colors were passed on to Ron Schnur, by Shirley
Kilgore. member of the June, 1953, Centennial
The first issue of THE NEXVS came out on
On October 14th seventeen Central students
entered the try-outs in the Voice of Democracy
Contest. Richard Smith was the Central winner
for the second straight year.
On November lOth a special award was pre-
sented to Central at the Annual St. Louis Day
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ohool Daze of 1953-54
Dinner of the Century of Commerce Club of
the Chamber of Commerce at Hotel Statler.
Stratford Lee Mortan, a Central' Alumnus, is
Chairman of the Century of Commerce Club
and Joseph F. Holland, who was presiding
toastmaster, is also a Central graduate. Mr.
Alexander accepted the award which was given
to the school for its hundred years of education-
'AEducation-Labor-Business'' Day was cele-
brated at Central' on Tuesday, November I7.
with an auditorium session and a luncheon in
honor of our guests, who included about twenty
prominent leaders in business and labor organ-
izations, They made many favorable comments
about the school.
On December 4, the Lettermen's Club held
its annual dance and selected an All-Sports
Queen. The lucky girl was Jean Sabo. The
other candidates were Joan Allen, Barbara Bell.
Mary Jane DePauli, Pat Forsythe, Carol Hearst
On the New York Trip
Goodman, Bonnie Jones, Mary Marschlewski,
Celeste Morales, Kathy Sandcork and Virginia
In December the Choir and the Caroling
group were kept very busy singing at hotels,
parties and also in the Globe-Democrat Christ-
mas Pageant at Kiel Auditorium.
The chief events in January were the Senior
Prom at Hotel De Soto on January 22nd and
the Graduation Exercises held here at Central on
January 27th. Speeches were made by Jim
Williams and Ann Wright, Ron Schnur made
the welcoming address and Bill Clarke was the
Narrator for the illustrated story of the term.
On February l a new term started and Mr.
Robert Jaeger joined the Central' faculty. I43
Freshies entered Central for the first time, mak-
ing the enrollment 1043. The Seniors chose
their new officers: Gary Couch, president: Irene
Mirth, vice-presidentg Joan Allen, secretary:
Larry Couch, treasurer. The New Seniors elected
Les Bushman, president: Sharon Bresely, vice-
president: Barb Folwarczny. secretary, and Bill
Root, treasurer. The student body elected the
following Student Council officers: President.
Max Tarpleyg Vice-President, Jackie Meyers:
Secretary, Gloria Kruse: Treasurer, Pat Schu-
macher, and Sgt.-at-Arms, Kennard Vernon.
On February llth Central observed its lOlst
birthday. The school News also came out on
February l lth, with a special edition.
On March lst about 'SO Central students at-
tended the Race Conference at Soldan-Blewett.
and also in March, members selected from the
social studies classes attended a mock trial at the
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