Huron High School - Tiger Yearbook (Huron, SD)

 - Class of 1932

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T ll E 'I' I G li R and high achievements we went into the summer vacation looking forward eagerly to another year of trials and triumphs. Back again at the beginning of our Junior year, and "rearing to go" we elected as class officers, Marjorie Hill, presidentg Roy zum Brunnen, vice-presi- dent: Gertrude Tobin, re-elected secretary-treasurerg Mary Starring and Maxine Hunt, a general committee. Part of our pep was used in preparing a float for the Tiger Day parade which won first place in its division. Some more of that same intangible asset was expended in planning and enjoying a Junior dance, one of the most suc- cessful dances of the year and the first one ever to be put on by the Junior class. In the spring that ability to plan and enjoy a good party was lavished on the Seniors in. the Junior-Senior Banquet, and Prom, the .largest one ever given. The Junior class obtained the Elks Ballroom in the Marvin Hughitt Hotel for the banquet-the first time in history, and had the high school gymnasium gorgeously decorated to carry out the Eskimo scheme for the party afterwards. As Juniors we naturally took a larger part in school activities than the year before. Marjorie Hill became assistant Editor of the'Tiger, Jeannette Kuehn became Assistant Editor of the Annual. Frederic Greene, assistant busi- ness manager, Keith Holcomb, assistant advertising manager, and Max Willard, athletic reporter. All of these people were to become the heads of their de- partments the next year. It was during our Junior year that the Student Council was Hrst organized. The officers for the first semester were all Juniors: Frederic Greene, presi- dent, Frances Hughes, vice-presidentg and Maxine Hunt, secretary-treasurer. It was due largely to the good start which these officers gave the Student Council that its continued success has been due. In the second semester, Lois Gagnon was the only Junior on the cabinet, she being secretary-treasurer. In band, orchestra, glass clubs, "A" club, Girl Reserves, G. A. A., debate and athletics, Juniors played a prominent part, making the year one of in- terest and attainment. In declamatory work, Huron was represented in all divisions, oratory, humor- ous, and dramatic, by Juniors, Robert Wagner, Brownell Sedam, and Mary Starring, being the respective contestants. Huron came out second in the State in oratory, and second in the district in both humorous and dramatic. On March 20, the Junior class presented the play, "The Nut Farm" with a cast composed of Jeannette Kuehn, Roy zum Brunnen, Frederic Greene, Robert Wag- ner, Lois Gagnon, Mary Starring, Jasper Moulton, Harold Miller, Frank Kinyon, and Viola Matheson, with Mr. Reutter as coach. The high school auditorium was packed for the performance which was termed one of the most successful Junior plays ever to be given. Huron High School and the Junior class were both honored when LaVerne Gibbs and Elizabeth Cone both placed in the State typing contest. With the class picnic in the spring we completed the second year of our high school course. Did we then realize what we were leaving behind? To many, it now seems to have been the happiest year of our high school life. Do we yet realize what we left behind? In beginning our Hnal year in high school we elected Maynard Niermeyer as class president, Jeannette Kuehn, vice-presidentg Gertrude Tobin made her record i " Y I'

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T H li 'I' I G li R I ., T ecaec a A., A ---.-. A W ,dana a. ,J Class History i1. WO HUNDRED YEARS ago the colonists were laying the foundations of gov- ernment and industry upon which was to be built the most powerful and respected government in the world and the wealthiest, most highly organized, and most widely flung business enterprises the world has ever known. Like- wise we who offer this annual as our last contribution to Huron High School before our graduation, are laying and have been laying during the past three years, the foundations of personal government and industry upon which are to be built our future lives. But not only were the colonists of this country in- terested in government and industry. They also had firm religious convictions. They prized truth, beauty, and that straight forwardness which has become known the world over as "American," We, too, during our high school years have tried to develop not only the qualities which will determine our material success, but have also tried to learn how to work and play harmoniously with other people and to develop an appreciation for the finer, more beautiful, things in life. I,- Because of a new policy of school administration adopted in 1929, in which the ninth grade was in Junior High instead of the first year of high school, we were denied the privileges and escaped many of the follies and incon- veniences of Freshmen. By the time we finally were admitted to high school we had so long been the top ones of our former school that we refused to be treated, or considered, as the "infants" and immediately took our place along side the upper classmen as "regulars" Of. course, the first step was to organ- ize the class. This we did by electing Robert Wagner as president, Lois Gag- non as vice-president, Gertrude Tobin, secretary-treasurer, and Mr. Crawley, class sponsor. This done we next turned our attention to school life itself. Our interest and ability in the finer things was shown when over one-third of the places in the Girls' Glee Club were held by Sophomores and over one-third of the boys in the Boys' Glee'Club were Sophomores. These glee clubs won first place in the district music contest held in Brookings in the spring of 1930, and did outstanding work at the State Music Festival held later at Vermillion. Sophomores also did their share in orchestra and band. Marjorie Hill, having been editor-in-chief of the junior high paper, was chosen Sophomore reporter to learn the "ropes" of journalism before taking up heavier duties on the Tiger staff. Perhaps the outstanding achievement of the Sophomore class was the vic- tory of the Sophomore debate teams composed of Frances Montank, Eleanor Foy, George Haskell, and Robert Wagner over veteran upper class teams, giv- ing them the interclass championship. Further forensic ability was shown when Roy zum Brunnen, representing Huron in the humorous division, won first place in the district declamatory contest. In athletics, football, basketball, and track, Sophomores did their part in making the season one of the most successful in the history of the school. Mental activity and ability to get into the swing of high school studies was demonstrated when one-third of the members of the "A" Club were seen to be enterprising Sophomores. ' Having thus completed a year of fun and of making new friends, of work, F r I 1 i I B I I I 1 1 l i i K 1 l

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' 'I' H Ii 'I' I G Ii R gnu E I P I I n 1 I i I i V I I I I perfect by being again re-elected secretary-treasurer, and Mr. Schierling was chosen class sponsor. Hardly had the school year begun when a shadow of sorrow settled upon the whole school at the untimely death of Miss Odland. Her influence lives on in the indelible impression which she made on hundreds of young men and women who came in contact with her kindly, sympathetic nature, and practical, conscientious teaching. We pause in respect and admiration for her memory. In the athletic program of the year, "Jake" Stahl captained the football team. The basketball team was without a regular captain, while Herbert Christen was captain of the track team. In debate, four Seniors, Frances Montank, Frances Humphrey, Jasper Moul- ton, and Robert Wagner were on the squad which brought victory to Huron in the district tournament and placed second in the State tournament. In declamatory Huron was represented in the district tournament by three Seniors: Mary Starring, dramaticg Roy zum Brunnen, humorous, and Robert Wag- ner, oratory. In the district Roy placed second, in the regional Mary was third, and Robert placed first, thereby going into the State tournament. In the district commercial contest Huron made a clean sweep in all events coming out far ahead of all other schools competing. In this contest La Verne Gibbs, Thelma McRay, and Lois Murray placed in the order named in the novice shorthand contest. In amateur shorthand Lois Knight was first and Irene Connor, third. In the bookkeeping contest Gertrude Tobin was second and in novice type- writing Bernice Stuart was first and Vera La Craft, second. In the district music contest two seniors were among the Huron representa- tives. Peggy Royhl was awarded second in piano and John Spieker placed fourth in the cornet division. On January 19, the Senior dance was held. This beginning of purely Senior activities was followed later in the spring with the celebration of Senior Day." Not cven Solomon, in all his glory, was arrayed like some of these." The Junior Class this year retained the practice of using the Elks' Ballroom for the Junior-Senior banquet and gorgeously decorated the Jefferson School gym- nasium for the Prom afterwards. They have truly shown themselves capable of putting on a dandy party and have expressed every good will to the Senior Class. We heartily thank them for it and hope that they may be as royally entertained next year. The culmination of three years of dramatic work in high school was in the presentation of the class play, "Fowl Play," with a cast composed of Jasper Moul- ton, Keith Holcomb, Frederic Greene, Richard Williams, Cyril Jacobs, Max Willard, Evelyn Wayne, Bruce Ketelle, Mary Starring, John Spieker, Eleanor Foy, Eliza- beth Shepherd, Frank Kinyon, Frances Humphrey, and Maynard Niermeyer. Miss Wilcox directed this most entertaining production. On April 22 the honor roll of the graduating class was announced. Seven sen- iors had earned one of the coveted places with Leata Burdick as valedictorian and Robert Wagner, salutatorian. With the class exercises, farewell party, picnic, breakfast, baccalaureate, and commencement services still before us, we are already looking back over our past three years, recalling pleasures and sorrows, triumphs and defeats, and looking for- ward to a new life with the same kind of experiences in it--only better, we hope, because of the training the past has given us. Robert Wagner, Class Historian. I- 1.

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