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Key to Seniors'
Mary Ellen Heilman
Emma Mae Staver
C. Edgett Hagan and
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CLASS HI T012 Y
ln the fall of '34 2l8 seventh grade students entered Muhlenberg. Now, after six busy years during
which they have participated in plays, operettas, debates, sports and music, 94 of these students remain to
form the class of '-40. 3
During their seventh grade year the various home rooms presented several assembly programs, among
which, "Around the Blue Wigwam," presented by members of 7A, was outstanding. Betty Tindle won the
story telling contest to represent Muhlenberg at Kutztown Field Day.
ln eighth grade 29 of the present seniors participated in the operetta, "Dawn Boy," and in eleventh
grade 27 aided in the production, "The Mikado."
Donald Reinhold and Ruth Benner won the American Legion awards iii eighth grade and the Woman's
Club awards in ninth grade went to Reinhold and Emily Greenawald. L
While in eighth grads members of 8A presented "Evangeline" in assenibly and also as an evening pre-
sentation for their parents. The play was directed by Miss E. E. Staudt, their home room sponsor.
The following year 9B pupils presented a comedy in assembly entitledj "Betty's Paris Hat," directed
by Mrs. M. C. D. Wertz, home room sponsor. , 1
In tenth grade E.. S. Loose, home room sponsor, directed members of the IOA home room in a play
"All in a Summer's Day." This same year class debates were held with seven class members participating.
The IOB team won its debates from IOA and l lA, but were defeated by the,senior debaters. Dbrothy Phillips
portrayed the leading role in the annual fashion show, "A Maid in Dismayu and a number of senior girls
were models. . I
' Muhlenberg was well represented at Kutztown Field Day meets by the present seniorfsf One of the out-
standing records of achievement at this meet is held by Walter Koch. Representing Muhlenberg for
fiye years,in different contests, Koch has won a second and a first place in history and three first places
,in algebra. ,i .
il-lerbert Walborn, presidentg Edwin Biehl, vice president, Geraldine Anderson, secretaryg Richard Fehr,
treasurer, were the officers who led the class through its junior year. This year the class' sponsored a spring
dance. Threeigisls portrayedroles in the Girl Reserve play, "l.fook Who's He're," four members took part
in the Little Theatre Club's Easter production "The Rock," and approximately 40 participated in the music
departments' spring concert. ' 'Q '
Edwin Biehl was elected class president for the senior year. Walter Koch, vice president, Geraldine
Anderson, secretary, Betty Weidner, treasurer, were the other senior class officers. The senior class play,
"Charm School" was presented Friday and Saturday, November l 7 and l8'.,3'Mln addition to the I6 seniors in
the play cast, several were members of the orchestra, directed by Charles Speth, which played on the evenings
of the production. , X
Dorothy Phillips and Emily Greenawald led discussion groups at the state press convention at Reading
Senior High School.
Five members of the class were elected to the National Honor Society in their junior year and nine more
were elected in their senior year. Seven seniors participated in varsity debating, l l in band, ten in orchestra
and I 5 were members of the Observer staff.
The basketball team, of which six seniors were members, won the Central Division Championship, and
the swimming team, with six senior members won the Berks County Championship. ln addition, eight seniors
were on the soccer team and four on the track team. Girls' basketball team had seven senior members, six
girls participated in track and three were cheerleaders.
Class visited the Berks County courts, held a senior prom and took a class trip up the Hudson.
Lack of space does not permit the naming of the members of the various teams and participants in the
plays, operettas, debates and other activities, but most of their names may be found in the individual
With money raised by its senior class play, the class, with the cooperation of the Observer, was able to
have this yearbook.
And so the class will write a finish to its class history when it holds its commencement exercises Thurs-
day and Friday, June 6 and 7.
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