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Page 40 text:
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The Viking carnival, held November 6, was a gala affair. Booths
of various kinds were set up to sell the usual carnival concessions.
The main feature of the carnival was the colorful cor onation.
High school royalty included:
BACK ROW: flseft to Rightl Curtis Oseby, Sallie Thompson, Eugene
Pletcher, Dianne Luden, Mervin Mathison and Rebecca Schnoor.
FRONT ROW: David Ellis, James Pletcher fKingl, Loretta Luden
fQueenl and Sharon Smith. -
CENTER: Ruth Budahl.
Was Gala Affair . . .
TOP LEFT: flaeil To
Rightl Sallie Thompson
and Arlyce Horner.
TOP RIGHT: Teachers
Myrtle Hogie and Helen
Grade Royalty, Left, Are,
BACK ROW: Larry
Nelson, Duane Mathison,
Robert Vernlund, fPrince'l,
Judy Storry fPrince-ssl,
Barbara D4-:Wall and
FRONT ROW: David
Somervold, Roland Ellis,
Joelle Dailey and Mary
CENTER: Ruth Budahl,
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Viking Hi-Lite typjsts
Mefvin Mathison And
Mary Nelson. rs Mar E
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T M: Reporters Sally
hompson, Je,-ry Dewall
Wyua Hicks, and
Viking Press news editors with the help of "Thorvald,"
their mythical, ever-present newsboy, are responsible
for gathering and editing the material contained in this
book. The group belongs to the SDHSPA and attended
the annual convention held at State College, Brookings,
on October 3.
Shown in the lower photo are, fLeft to Rightl
Rebecca Schnoor. . ...... Grade Editor
Glen Hanna .... ....... S ports Editor
Ray Hicks .... . .Associate Sports Editor
Archie N. Hill. . . .... .... A dviser
Dale Stroschein. . . .... Editor
Marlys Westley. . . . . .Class Editor
Mary Nelson. . . . Associate Editor
Mervin Mathison. . . . . Feature Editor
Dale Svennes. . . Business Manager
, , -,,,-.
ndra Sforry and
Konold Ag The Sjigpp
Page 41 text:
SCHOOL TO APPEAR
IN .IUBILEE PARADE
Carol Martinson, Miss Toronto of
1954, will appear in Watertown's Dia-
mond Jubilee Parade June 23 and 25.
Miss Martinson won her title by win-
ning over eight other aspirants in a
"Choose Miss Toronto Contest" held
The girls were judged on the basis of
talent and appearance. A corsage and
a trophy were presented Miss Martin-
son. Her big honor will be appearing
in the Jubilee Parade riding in a 1954
Oldsmobile 99 Starfire two-tone green
Her attendants will be Barbara Vik,
who received runners-up, Patty Dailey,
who won third place, and members of
ADDS COLOR TO
Viking Varieties, a faculty sponsored
program of drama and music, added
color and zest to the closing months of
Appearing for the first time in their
new orange and black uniforms, the
THS band provided the musical pre-
lude to the show. The Pest Guest, a
50-minute comedy, was offered by the
faculty with the assistance of four
high school students: Jerry DeWall,
Loretta Lunden, Everett Kannegieter
and Curtis Oseby.
Also appearing on the Varieties
were Diann Lunden and her marimba.
Vocal selections bv Helen Ensberg in-
cluded "Morning" and "The Greatest
Grade Cagers Second
In County Tournament
Runner-up honors were bestowed on
the Toronto Vi-Kid cagers as they
came out second in the Deuel County
Grade Tourney at Clear Lake March 17.
The team won from Goodwin 27-23
in the semi-finals. Gary took the cham-
pionship by beating Toronto 37-17.
Coaches for the Vi-Kids were Dale
Stroschein and Mervin Mathison.
EVELYN KONOLD IS CHOSEN
ALL-STATE STAFF NOMINEE
Evelyn Konold, a THS junior, has
been chosen to represent Toronto High
School as an All-State Staff nominee.
The contest for this honor was between
Evelyn Konold and Louene Nelson, also
a junior. Ten South Dakota high
school journalism students will be
named to the staff. These student re-
porters will cover regular news assign-
ments for South Dakota newspapers at
the SDEA and SDHSPA convention
Viking Press News 1
Toronto High School
May 21, 1954
Held for Eight
Eight seniors donned caps and gowns
and received their diplomas from THS
Thursday, May 20.
Speaker of the evening was Prof.
Stanley Sundet of State college who
spoke on the topic "Today's Unfinished
Task." Valedictorian was Mary Nelson
and Salutatorian was Mervin Mathi-
Baccalaureate services were held at
the Blom Prairie church Sunday, May
16, with Rev. Mathison of Clear Lake
delivering the sermon.
The members of the Class of '54 are
Glen Hanna, Raymond Hicks, Mervin
Mathison, Mary Nelson, R e b e c c a
Schnoor, Dale Stroschein, Dale Sven-
nes and Marlys Westley.
Pressmen Take Interest
In Track Events
Track in Toronto High School took
its place in the activities of the school
along with the other sports.
In the '54 season, 18 'boys reported
for the sport. The team did not par-
ticipate in any regularly scheduled
The grade tracksters participated in
all the events at the Deuel County
Track Meet at Clear Lake May 10.
Mrs. Mary Gsrdon Honored-
In appreciation for her many years
of teaching at Toronto High School, a
special recognition day was held fori
Mrs. Mary Gordon May 12 in the
high school assembly. She was pre-
sented an appropriate gift 'ty the stu-
dents and faculty members.
Mrs. Gordon completed her ninth
year as principal, English, journalism
and dramatics instructor. Next year
she will teach at Gary.
During her years here, she has done
much to improve the school system.
The school newspaper, Viking Hi-lite
which she has advised for many years,
has received first place honor ratings
consistently in Quill and Scroll and
SDHSPA contests. Her declam stu-
dents have brought the school many
honors. Her class plays have always
neared perfection. '
Commenting on Mrs. Gordon's leav-
ing Toronto, Supt. Hill said: "Mrs.
Gordon has always been a master
teacher. Her excellent work in the
classroom and in extra curricular ac-
tivities could be surpassed by very
few. Her iniiuence has spread far and
her work will be long remembered."
.IUNIORS HONOR NEWS
WRITERS AT BAN QUET
"A Moonlight Garden" was the
theme of the junior-senior banquet held
at the Blom Prairie Church in Toronto
April 30. Everett Kannegieter, junior
,class president, served as master of
, ceremonies. The theme was carried out
' in the program, invitations, place cards
' The program consisted of a Welcome
,by Everett Kannegieter, Repsonse by
,Mervin Mathison, Speeches by Supt.
5A. N. Hill, Mrs. Mary Gordon, Loretta
Lunden and Louene Nelson, a solo by
1 Miss Helen Ensberg and a song by the
Mrs. Mary Gordon supervised the
,planning of the banquet.
k Ping-Pong Champs
V THS ping-Dong champs for the year
lwere Evelyn Konold and Mervin Mathi-
son. Tournaments were held in April
lto decide the winners. Runners-up
yhonors went to Carol Mathison and
1 Everett Kannegieter.
l Everyone in school participated in
The annual high school picnic was
held at Lake Kampeska at Water-
'town Wednesday, May 19.
V Girls' wGlee Club rated excellent in
lthe Region III Music Contest held at
l Brookings April 6.
5 The Freshman return party consist-
ing of a wiener roast was enjoyed 'by
the student bodv and faculty on the
.s:hoo1 yard on April 19.
l Mary Nelson and Mervin Mathison
:have been named valedictorian and
i Salutatorian, respectively, of the Class
lof '54. Both Mary and Mervin have
bee? active in all phases of school
Sandra Storry was chosen by the
,Legion Auxiliary of Toronto to repre-
fsent Toronto at Girls' State held at
Mitchell. Everett Kannegieter will
represent Toronto at Boys' State held
Ten Have Perfect Attendance-
l Perfect attendance records were
maintained by ten THS students for
the year. Medals were presented at
,commencement to Geraldine DeWall,
,Jean Emerson, Mary Klapprodt. Diann
- Lunden, Loretta Lunden, Carol Martin-
son, Mary Nelson, Larry Schnoor, Re-
becca Schnoor and Marlys Westley.
Wylla Hicks had a near perfect record
,having been tardy only twice.
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