The names of twenty-five seniors were added today to those previously announced as "Senior Superlatives" in an exclusive for THE STUDENT by Mrs. Dorothy Staples, Senior Class advisor.
The new list comprises fourteen new superlatives added by this year's graduating class. As was the case with the previously an nounced superlatives, these twenty-five seniors were voted by their classmates hi secret ballot
The titles and those elected are as follows:
The 1967 "STUDENT" May Edition
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ABOVE: Pert and attractive, senior Debbie Staples enhances the auditorium porch and the natural surroundings of the Wilson landscape. Debbie was elected Senior Class Sweetheart by her classmates. See story on page 5.
LEFT: Senior Class president Ginny Oliver appears ready for graduation night with that magic piece of paper. Her image, reflecting in the portrait of Woodrow Wilson, is symbolic of the honor seniors bestowed upon her: Most Valuable Member of the Senior Class. See related story on page 5.
BELOW: Seniors in rehearsal for the Senior Class play, "The Truant Angel," presented last Friday, are Katherine Anderson as Aunt Lucy, Pat Willis as Polly, the truant angel, and Kenny Morgan as Jerry, the struggling actor.
May 26, 1967
May 26, 1967
The Varsity Cheeleaders for the 1967-68 school year were announced April11 in the WWHS gy,.
Co-captains of the new squad are Shirley Valentine and Cindee Brouwer. Both are seniors. Other seniors on next year's squad are Melody Wallace, Sharon Moody, and alternate Laura Crim.
Juniors on next year's squad are Sue Harris, Patti Van Dorn, Connie Burbage, Carolyn Blair, Debbie Shaw, Linda Jarman, and alternate Etta Nelson.
These girls were chosen by a panel of six judges including this year's cheering advisor, Mrs. Jo Anne Sweet, and repre- sentatives from area schools.
The cheerleaders have many new ideas which they hope to accomplish next year. It is hoped that four cheerleaders will attend the National Cheerleaders Association Camp at Virginia Beach this summer.
Commenting on the new cheering squad, Mrs. Sweet said, "Although 1 will miss my original twelve, I am looking forward to a very enthusiastic year." Mrs. Sweet is completing her first year as advisor.
THEY'RE ALL FOR ONE: Displaying the unity they hope to organize in the name of School Spirit next year are the 1967-68 cheerleaders: First row, left to right, they are Linda Jarman, Connie Burbage, Etta Nelson (alternate), Shirley Valentine (co-captain), Cindee Brouwer (co-captain), Sharon Moody, Debbie Shaw, and Melody Wallace. In the second row, are Carolyn Blair, Sue Harris, Patti Van Dorn, and Laura Crim (alternate).
Twelve Girls To Lead Varsity Cheering
New Advisors for Publications Named
Two of the school's three publications:
THE STUDENT and THE PRESIDENT—will have new advisors next year.
Miss Mary Rice, assisted by Miss Joyce Jenkins, both of the English department, will replace Mr. Charles Hoofnagle as advisors to THE STUDENT, the WWHS newspaper. Mr. Ronald Audet, also of the English department, will take over the ad-visorship of THE PRESIDENT, the school yearbook, from Mr. A. E. Landis.
Mrs. Esther Howard, advisor of the third publication, THE DREAMER,
WWHS's creative writing magazine, will maintain the same position next year.
Miss Rice, active in extra-curricular activities during her years at WWHS, was herself editor of THE STUDENT when she was a senior at this school. Miss Jenkins, who has taught at WWHS for the past six years, will be in charge of the business division of the newspaper.
Hoofnagle, advisor to THE STUDENT for the past five years, is resigning his position to become business manager for the WWHS Athletic Association.
"I think Miss Rice will be an excellent advisor, and I'm sure her
advice and knowledge will reflect in the newspaper next year," he said.
"Despite the many problems involved in putting out the newspaper each month," Hoofnagle added, "I have enjoyed the work and feel I have been personally enriched by it."
Audet, in taking over as the chief advisor for THE PRESIDENT, is replacing a man who has been advisor to the yearbook for the past eighteen years. Landis will assist and advise Audet in his new role next year.
"There have been many changes since I first took over," Mr. Landis indicated, "even though the basic
By ROSE MARY WILKINS
format of seven sections has remained the same."
Landis said that the book has increased from 150 pages to over 300 during the past eighteen years. He also pointed out that there has been an increase in subscriptions from 150 to over 1400.
"It's been a most enjoyable and rewarding experience," Landis commented. "It's nice to know that I'm leaving a part of myself behind."
Like Miss Rice, Audet has more than just a passing familiarity with his new assignment. He was editor of THE PRESIDENT during his senior year at WWHS.
$1,200 for Excellence
Hinton To Receive Award
By GLENN BUKDICK
Mr. A. C. Hinton, WWHS science department head, will receive The Harvard-Distinguished Secondary
School Teacher Award this year, it was announced recently. The award includes $1200 for excellence in the teaching profession.
Mr. Hinton was nominated for the annual award by Richard Rivin, a member of the Harvard University class of 1967 and a former student under Mr. Hinton. Rivin is a 1963 graduate of WWHS.
Three other high school teachers in the country will receive the award, which is made on the basis of nominations submitted by members of the graduating class at Harvard University.
In addition to winning the Harvard Award, Hinton has been promoted to assistant science supervisor for Portsmouth schools with special emphasis on high schools. Science department head since 1960, he will remain at this position next year andcontinue to conduct physics classes at Wilson
A. C. HINTON
Harvard Award Recipient
One Week To Go
Before Exam Time
By JANICE HARRIS
Exams will be administered at WWHS June 5-7. Two exams will be given each day, the first beginning at 9 a.m. and the second at 12 p.m.
A bell will ring after the first l'/2 hours for students who have completed their exams. Another will ring at the end of the 2 hour period to excuse all students.
Students will be given one hour for lunch. The school cafeteria will be open for students who wish to purchase a lunch
PRESIDENTS ALL THE WAY. This trio of males who will lead their respective classes as president next year are, left to right, York Poole, Senior Class; Mike Tabler, Junior Class; and Monty Matthews, Sophomore Class.
By RUTH SAWYER
York Poole, B202, Mike Tapler, B214, and Monty Matthews, have been recently elected presidents of the senior, junior, and sophomore classes, respectively, for next year.
Poole, past president of the Mixed Chorus, has been a homeroom officer, a member of the Dramatics Club, Thespian Troup 1238, Woodrow Wilson Hi-Y, and the All-Regional and All-State Choruses.
Other officers of the 1967-68 Senior Class are Debbie Broughton, vice-president; Janet Duncan, secretary; Penny Nichols, girls' treasurer; James Sturdevant, boys' treasurer; Judy Rupnick and Ruth Sandie, SCA representatives; and Barbara Eason, Court of Honor representative. Mrs. Jo Ann Sweet will be the class advisor.
Tapler, next year's Junior Class prexy, is on the WWHS Junior Board of Directors for the distributive education program and is a member of the Varsity football team.
Males Elected Presidents
Of '67-68 Upper Classes
Other newly-elected Junior Class officers are Barry Wagner, vice president; Becky Deans, secretary; Lynne Jeffreys, girls' treasurer; Larry Parker, boys' treasurer; Andy Hawkins and Abby Wilgard, SCA representatives; and Robert Brown, Court of Honor representative. The class advisors for 1967 are Miss Lois Gusler and Mrs. Tillie Phillips.
Monty Matthews will head up the slate of officers for the Sophomore Class. Matthews was a stellar standout on both the Varsity football and basketball teams this year as a freshman.
Matthews will be assisted in carrying out the functions of the class next year by Ronnie St Clair, vice-president; Cindi Stokes, secretary; Crystal Brown, treasurer; Sherry Porter and Jeanette Spence, SCA representatives; and Ann Dennis, Court of Honor representative. Mrs. Phyl-lis Garrett, this year's Freshman Class advisor, will remain with the class as Sophomore Class advisor.
of America, vice president of the Debate Club, associate editor of THE DREAMER, a member of the Nation al Honor Society, and a National Merit Finalist. She plans to attend Mary Washington College where she will major in education.
Debbie ranks second in the class with an average of 96.20. She is a member of registration BIOS, treasurer of the Math Club, and lunchroom assistant from her homeroom. Deborah came to WWHS this year from Buena High School, Sierra Vista, Arizona. Her plans include enrollment at Michigan State University
Two girls, Kathleen Ellen Dawson and Deborah Ann Lees, head the list of thirty honor graduates in the 1967 Class of 374 seniors. The pair, who will be the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of then-class, along with the other twenty-eight, had to maintain a scholastic averge of ninty or above during their high school careers to be classified as honor graduates.
Kathy, B109, ranks first with a maintained average of 97.72. She is president of the Future Teachers
for a major in mathematics.
Others graduating with honors are Marlene Ackerman, Sandra Wilson, Mary Beth Alexander, Glenn Bur-dick, Charles Harper, Mary Beth Duffen, James Stephenson, Wayne Sykes, Gloria Jean Worrell, Rose Mary Wilkins, Robert Abrams, Irene King, Herbert Whitley, Janice Ad ams, Elizabeth Washburn, Thomas Fuller, Thomas Williams, SandraMil-tier, James Preston Hewitt, Sharon Collins, Mike Host, Lee Hornstein, Betty Cadlaon, Patricia Willis, Richard Vaughan, Janet Barnes, Ginny Oliver, and Larry Cook.
Dawson, Lees Lead Graduating Class
THIRTY HONOR GRADS
A BIG NOISE FOR EXPO '67. Rehearsing for their big trip to Canada's Expo '67 are these members of the WWHS band's trombone section: Left to right, Robert Overman, Bobby Canon, Wanda Rlckette, and Roland Shaw. Shaw plays first trombone in the band.
Band To Play at Expo '67
Senior Banquet Set for Next Friday;
Roast Beef, Baked Flounder Head Menu
SENIOR CLASS BANQUET
The Senior Class Banquet for the Class of '67 will be held next Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the WWHS cafeteria.
Rev. William J. Sleasman of First Christian Church will deliver the in vocation. Senior class president Glnny Oliver will preside over the functions as Mistress of Cermonies and read the class history. A gift will bo presented to Mrs. Mary Jo Brady, director of the Senior Class play.
Plans for the banquet have been arranged by Senior Betty Cadlaon. The meal will be prepared by the cafeteria itaff under the direction of Mr. Francisco B. Cadlaon, head chef and cafeteria manager.
The menu will read as follows: Orange Juice, Tossed Salad, Prime Roast Beef with Natural Juice, or Baked Broiled Flounder, Buttered Baked Potato, Southern String Beans, Rolls and Butter, Apple Cob-ler, and Iced Tea with Lemon.
Approximately thirty girls from the Junior class will serve.
Banquet guests will include Mr. W. W. Piland, principal, and Mrs. Piland; Mr. Walter Graham, assistant principal, and Mrs. Graham; Dr. M.E. Alford superintendent of Portsmouth Public Schools, and Mrs. Alford; Dr. Merle A. Kise, president of the Portsmouth School Board, and Mrs. Kise; and baccalaureate speaker, Rev. C. Charles Vache, rector of Trinty Episcopal Church.
Invitations will also be sent to sen ior homeroom teachers and their spouses. These Include Mr. and Mrs. David Blanford, Mr, and Mrs. Charles A. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. William S. J. Gallop, Mr. and Mm. Leonard G. Karp, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perlick, Mr. and Mrs. Marvln K. Haby, Mr and Mrs. Joseph A. Reshefsky, Miss Avis Shumaker, Mrs. Mary Underwood, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zondorak, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Levinson, and Dr. and Mrs. John L. Moran.
Other invitations will go to Mrs. Jeffrey Staples, Senior class advisor, and Mr. Staples; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Brady; Mrs. Earl Sweet, Junior Class advisor, and Mr. Sweet; Mr. Donald A. Ruzek, band director, and Mrs. Kuzuk; Miss Charlene Watson,choral director; and Pat Kreger, Junior Class President.
By TOMMY JOHNSON
The Canadian World's Fair, Expo '67, in Montreal, Canada, will be the destination of the WWHS Concert Band this summer.
The band was choson to represent the United States at Expo '67 after an audition by tape early in December. Mr. Donald Kuzek, director of the group, learned of the opportunlty through a national music magazine and later Sent the tape to the United States Pavilion to be analyzed and graded.
Members of the band will leave Portsmouth by Trailway s Bus on August 14 and return home on August 19. The troup will present two public concerts in the U. S. Pavilion August 17 consisting of standard and symphonic band literature.
The party of sixty-six band members will be chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Piland, the principal and his wife; Mr. and Mrs. Ruzek; Mr. William Duval, director of bands at Harry Hunt, WWHS maintenace supervisor Chester Morgan; and a nurse.
Band members will lodge at adom-itory near the fairgrounds.
Funds to pay the cost of the trip will be raised by the band students and the Band Parents Association.
June 9 Commencement
388 Grads To Participate in Exercises
By PAULETTE BATTEN
Commencement exercises for the Class of 1967 are scheduled for June 9 at 8 p.m. in T. A. Willett Auditor ium. Approximately 388 seniors will participate as graduates in the pro gram. Thirty of these seniors, identi fied by their gold tassels, will be honor graduates.
Ginny Oliver, class president, will preside over the exercise. The in vocation and benediction will be given by Reverend F. T. Washburn. Speakers for the program include
seniors Marlene Ackerman, H219, who will speak on "Tomorrow Is Another Day" Gerald Kate, B219, who will deliver his talk entitled "On the Necessity for Change"; Ginny Oliver, B106, who will speak on "An swer for Life"; and Harvey Siegel, E204, who will present his speech on "Opportunity, U. S. A."
Musical selections will be presented throughout the program by the WWHS band and chorus.
In addition to singing the WWHS Alma Mater, the Senior Class will
sing the class song written by Lee Hornsteln and Marlene Ackerman to the tune of the pop hit song "More."
Diplomas for the graduating seniors will be presented by Mr. Wood- row W. Piland, principal, and scholarships will be announced and awarded by Mr. Walter Graham, assistant principal.
Ushers for the commencement exercises will be juniors Doug Gava, Ronnie Ottavio, York Poole, and Ronnie Melton.
Reverend Vache To Give Sermon At Baccalaureate
By BURMA REED
Rev. C. Charles Vache, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, will present a sermon and scripture reading at Baccalaureate services for gra duating seniors on June 4. The services will be held at 3 p.m. in T. A. Willett Auditorium.
The WWHS band will provide the music for the Processional and Recessional, and the Mixed Chorus will sing three selections including "God of Our Fathers," "America, the Beautiful," and an anthem.
Rev. Vache also conducted services for the 1966 graduating seniors.
"In past years, the services have been open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend this year may do so," Mrs. Dorothy Staples, senior class advisor, said.
A STUDENT EXCLUSIVE
Twenty-Five Seniors Added to Superlatives
BIGGEST APPLE POLISHER
SENIOR CLASS SWEETHEART
MOST VALUABLE MEMBER
OF THE SENIOR CLASS
Previously announced Senior Superlatives are Karen Bangel and Parker Stokes, Best Looking; Betsy Newton and Jack Vick, Cu test; Cindy Brewer and Gerald Katz, Best Dressed; Sandra Mil-tier and Jim Stephenson, Best All-Around; John Morecock and Jan Barnes, Best Personality; Sandy Wagner and Charlie Taylor, Friendliest; Sue Sayre and Tom Fuller, Wittiest; Ginny Oliver and Wayne Sykes, Most Popular; Sue Dashiell and Kenny Morgan, Most Original; Bonnie Taylor and John Lewis, Most Athletic; Ann Heely and Ricky Hoggard, Most School-Spirited; and Marlene Ackerman and Bobby Abrama, Most Likely to Succeed.
1966-67 At WWHS: A Year of Change
By GLENN BURDICK
Change is perhaps the one reality which man finds hardest to accept. New leaders, new rules, new philosophies, and new goals have greatly changed the life at Woodrow Wilson High School this year. Despite so many changes, the unified and cooperative spirit of the Student Body here has made this year a swift and enjoyable one.
"Commitment to Excellence," the theme this year for the Portsmouth
Public Schools, is certainly evident
here at Wilson. Be sides the many awards in athletics, scholarship, and other school activi- ties which have been earned by the stu- dents this year, a new sense of pride has been clearly de monstrated to this
reporter. School spirit has been at an all-tune high. Personal appear-
ance and self-control of students have improved greatly, but seemingly less has been said by the administration to provoke this change. More free dom is enjoyed by students than ever before, and fewer privileges are being abused.
Physical changes in the building it self are testimonial of this new sense of pride for the school on the part of students. Bulletin boards, which were previously defaced when decorated, have been refurbished and have not been mistreated. A new cafeteria dir ector and more and better food have
provoked a sense of pride in the lunch room on the part of the students. Money collected from clubs and classes was used to landscape audi torium flowerboxes, adding to the beauty of Wilson High School.
This past year, complete with changes, has demonstrated the desire of the students of Woodrow Wilson High School to excel, to take on more responsibility, and to earn the respect of teachers and administration. Their desire to earn more freedom is certainly complemented by their ability to cope with respon-
The future of Woodrow Wilson High School is hi the best of hands, from the experienced administration to the well-trained faculty to the enthusiastic Student Body. Years of hard work, well-defined goals, and the desire of students to uphold the school's honored name have made Woodrow Wilson High School what it is today, and will certainly continue to shape its destiny in the role of educating the youth who en ter its doors and travel its hallowed halls.
After five years of hard work with this newspaper, Mr. Charles W. Hoofnagle, advisor to THE STUDENT, is wrapping up his last year at the helm of Wilson's award-winning news publication. Mr. Hoofnagle, who took over the job as advisor in the fall of 1962, will continue to serve Wilsonites as business manager of the WWHS Athletic Association.
Since 1962, the makeup of THE STUDENT has changed greatly. Once a six-column paper, it now appears monthly as a five-column production covering virtually every phase of school life.
Under Mr. Hoofnagle's leadership, the paper has been rated as First Class by the National Scholastic Press Association several times and has received the Green Pen Award from the Virginia Tuberculosis As-soication for TB coverage at Christmastime.
THE STUDENT staff of 1966-67 regrets that Mr. Hoofnagle will no longer assume the role as advisor, but it is assured that the paper will continue to live up to its slogan, "The Student's Best for the Students," under its new advisor in years to come.
Departure of an Advisor
Senior John Morecock Entertains Kids
Three Times Daily at Public Library
Storyteller Uses Puppets, Spotlights
By BURMA REED
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,"
What a deep, masculine voice to come from a children's readingroom. The voice belongs to senior John Morecock, B217, who has taken over the job as head story-teller to the children at Portsmouth Public Library every Saturday morning.
Morecock reads weekly to appro-imately ninety children averaging from four to ten years of age. He conducts three story-telling periods at eleven a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m. There is no age limit for the children. "Actually, if they're old enough to behave themselves, they can come in, but we don't want any diapers, because I don't know how to change thern" .John stated.
Morecock first began reading to the children last I Halloweon, and since then he has employed such story-telling aides as puppets, dimmed lights, and colored spotlights.
Stories he has told include "Rum-pelstiltskin," "Aladdin's Lamp", "Swiss Family Robinson, "Rapunzel," and Dr. Zhivago. Said Morecock of his improvixation of the Academy Award winning tale, "They especially like it when I told them Doctor Zhivago, but they thought it was terrible that you couldn't get a date in Russia in 1917-everyone was revolting."
The children's reading room was begun to enable mothers to have their offspring entertained while they shopped in downtown Portsmouth. The reading room is located in the basement of the library adjacent to the children's library.
"I enjoy telling the kiddies stories, even though I have trouble with them correcting my grammar," John said.
Math Club Activities Bloom
After Six-Year Dormancy
Having been virtually non-existant for six years or more, the WWHS Mathematics Club has blossomed this year into one of the most active organizations in the school.
Under the guidance of club sponsor Mrs. Dorothy Darden, mathematics department head, the club has held regular monthly meetings this year. Except for two meetings during the 1965-66 school year, there are no records of any previous activity of the club in six years.
Activities this year have included attendance by club members at the student section of the Tidewater Council of the Teachers of Mathematics three times as well as a visit
to the Data Processing Center.
At the November meeting, a guest speaker discussed "Mathematical Systems Without Numbers." In addition to this WWHS students have given lectures on "Non-Euclidean Geometry," "Perfect Numbers," and "Infinity."
The club will use money raised through dues to finance math awards which will be presented hi the assembly Monday. A portion of the funds has gone toward a group picture for the yearbook.
Tom Fuller is president of the club. Other officers are Gloria Worrell, vice president; Deborah Lees, treasurer; and Tom Williams, secretary.
I've been wandering through the halls of WWHS all day while searching relentlessly for a story. Oops! I made a wrong turn into the lost and found section of the General Office.
Hark! That burgundy and chartreuse notebook looks familiar. Hey! It has Clifford Bond's name emblazoned on it with magic marker, so it must be the one he gave away on Valentines Day, mistaking it for a Valentine. Oh well, if I can't find a story, I may as well do my Girl Scout Troop 008 good deed for the day and take it to him.
"Look!" A genuine 1937 MacGru- der government book with "Bill & Virginia" written on it. I wonder if Senator Spong knows it's still here. He could sell it to some freshman who'd never know it wasn't in use any more.
I'll have to tell Peggy Baker that there is a pink plastic Mary Pop-pins umbrella on the last shelf. It
was her favorite Christmas present.
Hmm, one dirty white tennis shoe (size 14) and half of a boys gym suit (waist 54). Wonder what he looks like. Wait, here's a name inside the shoe . . .The Jolly Green Giant.
A head scarf with a map of Portsmouth printed on it is hidden underneath one red rubber boot. A girl could get lost without her "Portsmouth City map scarf."
A Hobie surfboard is propped up against Mrs. Brett's desk because there isn't enough room on the shelves. It seems that the surfboard and the wet suit that accompanies it were found right after the flood in the locker room. I told Ashinoff that there was to be no surfing during school hours.
Wait a minute, there's my Roger Ram Jet handy dandy thermos bottle. It sure is a good thing I came in here, but I've really got to get a move on or I'll never find a story.
It's Almost June
Lost in Lost and Found
By June Hannah
Mr. Hugh Tribble, head profession al photographer for the Wilson year book, THE PRESIDENT, for the past eighteen years, recently announced that he is leaving Portsmouth after this school year.
Owner and operator of Tribble Stu dio at 355 Broad Street since 1949 and operator of the Famous Studio for Bridal Portraits in downtown Portsmouth, Mr. Tribble will leave July 1 for Roselle, New Jersey, where he will become marketing manager for National Color Laboratories.
Mr. Tribble has worked closely with Mr. A. E. Landis, yearbook advisor, since 1950. During the intervening years, THE PRESIDENT has grown from a book of about 150 pages to its present size of more than 300 pages. He has also taken Junior and Senior class pictures as well as Junior-Senior Prom pictures. In addition, Mrs. Tribble has served as reception-
ist and has been chiefly responsible for the hand-coloring of portraits. Tribble Studio was the first in Tide water to offer color portraits to high school seniors.
Since a modest beginning in 1949, Hugh Tribble has received countless awards for excellence from both local and national photographic associa tions. In 1957, he was awarded the Master of Photography degree. He has served as president of the Virginia Professional Photographers' Associaton, president of the South eastern Professional Photographers' Association, and president of the Pro fessional Photographers' of America. He now holds a life membership in all three associations.
"I am going to miss working with Wilson High School. My associations with the school during the past eigh teen years have kept me hi touch with the youth of today, "commented Mr. Tribble.
EIGHTEEN YEAR TIES ENDED
I'll Miss Working at Wilson'— Tribble
National Scholastic Press Association
THE STUDENT is published monthly. All contributions and letters to the editor are welcomed. They should be typewritten, double spaced, or neatly hand written, and signed by the author. All correspondence may be placed in Mr. Hoofnagle's mailbox in the office or delivered to B203.
THE STUDENT ia the official publica- tion of Woodrow Wilson High School Portsmouth, Virginia 23707.
Associate Editor Rose Mary Wllklns
News Editors: Arlene Becker, Susan
Feature tditor: Pam Saunders
Sports Editor: Harvey Siegel
Cartoonists:George Atkins, Jane Web
Photography chief: Glenn Burdick
Business manager: Janlce Harris
Exchange editor: Cindy Brewer
Chief typist: Anzy Wells
Circulation manager: Mary Jo Wallace
Supplement editor: Burma Reed
News & Feature Writers: Peggy Baker,
Paulette Batten, Dian Burton, June
Hannah, Jane Hathcock, Janet Merritt,
Thomas Johnson, Linda Privett, Ruth
Sawyer, and Brenda Smith.
Sports Writers: Robert Crane, Eddie
Culpepper, Steve Hornsteln, Donald
Sandle, and Steve Whitehead.
Advisor: Mr. Charles Hoofnagle
May 26, 1967
Senior Classmates Pick Ginny Oliver As Most Valuable
"The labourer is worthy of his re ward. "
These words seem to have been the guiding words for the "Most Valuable" in this year's graduating class. Ginny Oliver was chosen for this honor by her fellow seniors.
The "Most Valuable" superlative is well deserved by this year's Sen ior Class president She was also class presidentfortwopreviousyears and has spent much of her time in Willett Tri-Hi-Y and the Forum. Ginny attended Girls State during her Junior year and was a member of the Homecoming Court in her Senior year.
These accomplishments were achieved while Ginny has been a member of the I. C. T. Club. She has been working at the telephone company in Portsmouth and she plans to continue this job through the summer.
This fall, Ginny, an honor graduate, plans to attend Old Dominion College.
Regal Titles Go to Winsome Pair
She has just recently won the Ports mouth P. T. A. scholarship.
Various original programs for the Senior Class have been backed by Ginny. She went before the school board to ask permission in order to have the recently staged Chad and Jeremy and the McCoys Show. The Senior Class drive for greater school spirit was strived for by Ginny.
Ginny also was an important as pect of the first talent show held at WWHS this year and instigated the planning of the Senior Class picnic.
DOING THE MARSHALL LINEUP. Ten sophomore girls chosen to act as junior marshalls next year are, from left to right, Connie Mathias, Patsy Noble, Jean Noble, Cheri Wyron, Kay Jacobson, Carol Garrett, Becky Deans, Lynn Cook, Patricia Reynolds, and Debbie Rheindt.
Junior Marshalls Selected
To Serve for Next Year
By SUSAN ASHINOFF
Ten sophomore girls have been selected to serve as junior marshalls for the coming 1967-68 school year by the Student Cooperative Association on secret ballot.
Those girls named are Jean Noble, B102; Patsy Noble, B112; Patricia Reynolds, B301' Kay Jacobson, E108; Rebcca Deans, E202; Connie
Mathias, E202; Lynn Cook B312; Carol Garrett, B102; Cheri Wyron, B212; and Debra Rheindt, B209.
The junior marshalls will serve as usherettes for several school events that will take place in T. A. Willett Auditorium during the school year. Each girl was recommended by her homeroom teacher prior to having her name placed on the ballot.
Debbie Staples Is First Sweetheart Of A Senior Class
"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword."
These words unquestionably describe the 1967 "Senior Class Sweets heart"
Debbie Staples was so chosen for this honor. This is the first time that WWHS has had a "Senior Class Sweetheart"
"I just kept thinking that I can't keep this a secret I can't believe it's me," beamed Debbie.
Debbie has been a majorette for the past two years and has served as chaplain for Willett Tri-Hi-Y. She is homeroom president for B210 and is a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church. Sewing is Debbie's favorite hobby, and through her interest in sewing, she won a Singer Sewing contest.
This fall, Debbie plans to attend Bluefield College where her major will be in elementary education
Jr. - Sr. Prom Set
For Nine Tonight
The J. Leon Codd Gymnasium is the place and 9 p.m. is the time. It's here and at this appointed hour that anxious upperclassmen will see the efforts of many months' work come true as the annual Junior-Senior Prom becomes a realization.
The theme of the prom as well as the name of the performing band is being kept secret by Mrs. Jo Ann Sweet, Junior Class advisor, and the committees working on the affair.
"We want it to be as much a sur prise for those attending as possible," Mrs. Sweet said.
Patricia Kreger, president of the Junior Class, is this year's general chairman of the prom.
To Marlene Ackerman
Forum Club Gives Award
Marlene Ackerman, B219, was awarded the "Outstanding Senior Citizen Award" by her fellow club members at the annual Forum Club banquet at The Circle last week.
The award is given each year to the most outstanding senior member of the Forum Club. The recipient is selected by the club members themselves.
Among her achievements, Marlene is president of the Forum, has been second place district girl's public speaker for the past two years, was a local winner in the "I Speak for Democracy" contest, and is a mem ber of both the WWHS Scholastic Team and the National Honor Society.
Mrs. Irma Carter After Eight Years
Teaching at Wilson High To End
This Year for Eleven of Faculty
By JANE HATHCOCK
The close of the 1966-67 school year will bring to an end the teaching careers at WWHS of twelve faculty members.
Among others, WWHS will bid farewell to Mrs. Irma Phillips C arter. During her eight years at Wilson, Mrs. Carter has taught English, govern ment, sociology, and United States history, as well as keeping homeroom B217.
"I think that probably the saddest thing I've had to do is make the decision to leave the students and faculty of Wilson," Mrs. Carter declared.
After leaving WWHS, Mrs. Carter plans to teach the first grade at La fayette Elementary School in Norfolk. Mrs. Carter indicated that a basic factor in her decision to leave WWHS is favor of teaching the first grade was the "great challenge" in teaching children "moral, patriotic, and citizenship values."
Mrs. Carter expressed sentiment for the students who have been graduated from Wilson, those who are presently attending, and the students who will enter WWHS in the future. "I hope the students at Wilson will continue to have high ideals and
work to reach their goals in life," she commented.
Leaving WWHS after teaching Gen eral Science for four years is Mr. Ed ward S. Hyde. Mr. Hyde holds a B. S. Degree In Science from Kast Carolina College.
Miss Laura R. Pool will leave WWHS to teach educational television for Station WHRO Channel 15, Norfolk and Hampton. For the past six and one half years, Miss Pool has taught Earth Science. She received her B. S. degree from Mary Washington College and plans to complete work for her Masters degree from the University of Virginia this summer.
Mrs. David Hammett plans towork at a girls' sailing camp in Cape Cod this summer. She has taught Algebra and Consumer Math I for the past year.
Mrs. Sheila M. Daniels will leave WWHS after teaching Algebra I and II for the past year. Before coming to Wilson, Mrs. Daniels taught at Cradock High for one and a half years.
Mrs. Betty Venning will be leaving after teaching math and Algebra I for the past three years at WWHS. Mrs. Venning and her husband are
moving to Charleston, South Caro lina.
Mrs. Marilyn Oates plans to leave WWHS to work in the Data Process ing Department of the Portsmouth School Board. Mrs. Oates has been teaching General Business and typ ing for the past two years.
Mrs. Judy Zondorak will also be leaving after teaching at WWHS for four years. Mrs. Zondorak's husband is a naval officer and they will be living in Norfolk for the next two years.
The Junior Varsity football and basketball coach, Mr. Carl E. Rhodes, will leave WWHS to enter the armed services. As well as coaching, Mr. Rhodes taught general science during the past year.
Mrs. Carolyn V. Harten has been teaching sophomore health and phys ical education at WWHS for the past year. Mrs. Harten plans to teach near Buffalo, New York next fall.
Distributive Education instructor, Miss Kanela Maydanis will not be teaching at WWHS next year. She plans to marry a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy. Miss Maydanis has taught D. E. at Wilson for the past five years.
By BURMA REED
If someone asked you to identify Baron Kellig von Gerhart, what would you say? Chancellor of Ger many? Archduke of Austria? If you did, you'd be incorrect. The owner of this regal-sounding name is a dachshund, and the owner of the dachshund, nicknamed Kellie, is Mrs. Dorothy Staples, Senior Class ad visor.
Mrs. Staples has been a class ad visor for the past three years. She was Junior Class advisor last year, and Freshman Class advisor the pre vious year.
Aside from her duties here at WWHS, her husband, dog and piano are the three luxuries she allows herself. Her husband, Mr. Jeff Stap les, works at the Norfolk Naval Ship yard and goes to school at Old Dom inion College. According to Mrs. Staples, he indulges in both full-time "I see him occasionally when he comes home for meals."
Mrs. Staples states her only hobby is music. She sings and plays the piano, and has done the latter for roughly nineteen years. She had intended to be a concert pianist until
she found that she "definitely wasn't dedicated enough."
Mrs. Staples attended Converse College in Spartanburg, South Caro lina, where she majored in English and minored in French. She decided to teach here because WWHS is her alma mater.
When asked what she thought had changed most at WWHS since her graduation, she replied, "I think the curriculum has shown the most change. It is a great deal harder now. There are fewer people graduating with high-A averages than when I
graduated." Mrs. Staples also
stated that she believed the cooperation of teachers and students is the area needing the most improvement at WWHS.
Mrs. Staples has received much praise for the job she has done with the 1967 graduating class. She believes her success is due partly to the seniors themselves.
"These seniors are the most conscientious, enthusiastic, ever at Wilson. A great deal of thanks should also he given to Senior Class Presi dent Ginny Oliver, for her cooperation and help," The advisor commented.
MRS. DOROTHY STAPLES
Class Advisor Gives Credit for Success to Seniors
May 26, 1967
Class Of '67 Seniors Reveal Future Plans
AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE
ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
James Clay ton:
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT COLLEGE
COLUMBIAN PREP SCHOOL
COLLEGE OF THE ALBERMARLE
EAST CAROLINA COLLEGE
FERRUM JR. COLLEGE
Bill Van Dyck
FREE WILL BAPTIST COLLEGE
HARCUM JR. COLLEGE
Mary Ellen Woodhead
Betty Jane Diggs
MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE
MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE
Sandra Miltier Rose
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
MT. VERNON JR. COLLEGE
NORFOLK STATE COLLEGE
N. C. STATE COLLEGE
N. C. WESLEYAN COLLEGE
O. D. C.
Linda S. Davis
R. P. I.
Ruth Sawyer Sheila Powell
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
Mary Beth Alexander
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Janice Rogers Betty
Cohen Earl Pollock
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
U. N. C.
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Gerald Katz Preston
Hewitt Charles Taylor
VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE
VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE
Mary Beth Duffen
ATLANTIC AIRLINES SCHOOL
ELECTRONIC COMPUTER PROGRAMMING INSTITUTE
HARTFORD AIRLINES SCHOOL
Mary Ann Jamison
HICK'S BEAUTY ACADEMY
I. B. M. SCHOOL
JULIET GIBSON CAREER AND FINISHING HCHOOL
KATHERINE GIBBS BUSINESS SCHOOL
KEES BUSINESS COLLEGE
NORFOLK BUSINESS COLLEGE
SMITHDEAL-MASSEY BUSINESS COLLEGE
WASHINGTON ELECTRONICS INSTITUTE
SALVATION ARMY SCHOOL FOR OFFICER'S TRAINING
LOS ANGELES ACADEMY
DE PAUL SCHOOL OF X-RAY TECHNOLOGY
NORFOLK GENERAL SCHOOL OFX-RAY TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA
LOUISE OBICI SCHOOL OF NURSING
PORTSMOUTH GENERAL SCHOOL OF
Jo Ann Nugent
A. W. Barclift
Betty Ann Cadlaon
Mary Jeanne Ainsley
La Don Cotton
May 26, 1967
BIG DUST AT THIRD. Prexie outfielders Buddy Felton slides into third base ahead of throw in a recent 6-1 win over Cradock. The diamonders played in the Dis trict tourney last weekend in South Norfolk.
Diamonders Place Second
By DONALD SANDIE
After an early season loss to Granby, the WWHS baseball team reeled off victory after victory to finish as one of the top clubs In the Eastern District.
Sporting probably two of the best pitching combinations in the state, John Lewis and Walter Tobler, the Prexie squad was a top contender for the district crown until a couple of late season falters spoiled their chances to finish number one.
At the start of the season, few
thought that the Presidents would do aa well as they did, but under the leadership of coach Pete Mills, the young Wilson squad held their own.
Coach Mills summed up the '67 squad by saying, "The story all along was the pitching, but the hitting Just didn't show In some of the games."
Seven seniors played their last game for Wilson in last week's Eastern District Tournament. They were Howard Borum, Buddy Felton, Jimmy Duke, Herbie Whitley, John I,owln, Mickey Yuteg, and Gerald Todd.
Tennis Team's 8-3 Finish
Good for Third in District
By STEVE HORNSTEIN
The 1967 edition of the WWHS ten-nis team has closed its book after a 8-3 record and a third place finish in the District.
Junior Jon Farr, (8-1), held the number-one position after being 9-2 at that position last year.
Farr entered the District tourney last weekend seeded #2 and seeking a berth to the State Tournament in Charlottesville.
Sophomore Steve Hornstein, (10-1), was seeded #1 for the tournament of number four men.
The tandem of Farr-Jim MacPhail took the second seedforflrstdoubles.
MacPhail (7-4), George Ginsburg (8-3), Bill Steiner (9-2), and Chuck Hrushka (8-2), participated along with all three doubles teams.
Two heartbreaking 5-4 defeats pre vented the Prexie netters from com piling their best record ever.
The first one, to Granby, brought the first blemishes on the singles' records of Hornstein and Hrushka.
The second 5-4 defeat, against
Churchland, "was pitiful," according to Coach David Joyner. "We were too confident and after losing four sinlges matches, we didn't play well in doubles," Joyner said.
MacPhail and Steiner graduate, leaving four of the top six singles positions filled for next year.
"We will have a hard time bringing two inexperienced men into the line up," commented Joyner.
Dewey Salins, sidelined with appendicitis, Randy Bittner and Dave Schlitz head that list of cnadidates.
JV Cheerleaders For '67-68 Chosen
By DIAN BURTON
Twelve 1967-68 Junior Varsity cheerleaders were chosen earlier this month by a panel of five area teach ers.
The new cheerleaders are Pam Ames, Trisha Arculin, Pam Britt, Jean Dawson, Jo Ann Garrett, Dee Hackney, Ginny Norfleet, Dee Dee Patterson, Susan Raper, Rosalind Rivin, and two alternates, Jeannie Sayre and Mildred Trammell.
Judges for the tryouts were Miss Joan Beale from Indian River High School, Miss Marie Farrow, Harry Hunt; Mrs. Charlotte Opauski, Portsmouth Catholic; Mrs. Lynne Williams, WWHS; and Miss Lois Gusler, WWHS JV advisor.
DR. L. P. COOPER
325 HIGH STREET
355 BROAD STREET
THE 1967 CLUBBERS. In his first season as Wilson golf mentor, coach Howard Beale, pictured above with the '67 linksmen, has appealed to underclassmen for support in coming years. He attributes the team's poor showing this year to the lack of "seasoned golfers." Shown above kneeling, left to right, are David Cooley, Mike Upton, Bert Crawford, Gary McGehee and Howard Taylor. Standing, left to right, are Beale, Larry Parker, Tommy Barnes, Raymond Neal, Jimmy Yarbrough and Don Lewis.
Grid Fans Look to '67 Season for Shot At Next Eastern District Championship
Jerry Goney who has distinguished himself as a blocking back and de-
Gahaganmen Play Churchland Twice
By ROBERT CRANE
Five WWHS athletes who particip ated in the varsity football action of 66 will return in September when the fighting Presidents try for another shot at the Eastern District gridiron .championship.
Walt Tobler who earned great esteem as being one of the finest quarterback in the state, will re turn, passing the ball to flanker Thad Parsons, an excellent receiver, who caught nine TD passes in last year's football action.
Artie Taylor who stands 6' 4" and weighs in at 225 Ibs. will play tackle along with 230 Ib. Louis Riply who stands 6' 5".
fensive standout will probably play line. John Viers and Asa Kelly will also return.
"Most of the team will be composed of the younger boys since there will be very few seniors on the squad," says head coach Ralph Gahagan.
Among these are Doug Whitley who is considered to be one of the finest punters in the district and speedster Varon Rollins.
The Presidents' first game will be with Newport News, September 8, at Frank D. Lawrence Stadium. The Prexies will play Churchland twice next year, a first in the Eastern District.
"Our success will be determined by how well our young boys will do," coach Gahagan noted.
The Presidents posted a 5-5 record last season.
By EDDIE CULPEPPER
"This has been a fair year con sidering there was only one returning man on the team," said coach Howard Beale in summing up this year's golf squad.
Having placed tenth in the district tournament the Prexie linksman were set back because of losing returning
senior Gary McGehee, who pulled a ligament. Moving fifth man Raymond Neal up to the number four position, the Presidents did fairly well.
Bert Crawford, the only other senior on the squad, was low man with an overall score of 163. Mike Upton, David Cooley and Neal shot 174, 176, and 188 respectively.
This year's first-time lettermanare Crawford and juniors Cooley and Upton. McGehee will receive his second star.
"To keep our place in golf, we need more young boys who are willing to work hard and prepare themselves to accomplish something in their jun ior and senior years," Beale added.
McGehee Only Veteran
Golf Coach Sums Up Season as Fair'
May 26, 1967
Nobody asked me, but:
The time has come for a sports review, It's one we like and we hope you'll, too.
It hasn't been censored or fixed to be fittin'
Exactly what happened is what we have written.
Our Prexie footballers were rated the best. We won four straight, then fell like the rest.
First Hampton, then GB, Maury, PA, and Granby. School spirit dropped quickly, and so did pep assemb lies.
We ended it all on a big winning note,
By sinking rival Cradock in their Admiral's boat.
With Mullins and Tolbler whining many post-season
Hodges, Jennings, and Whitley received equal credits.
The cross-country squad was second only to Maury, While Coach Ted Masters felt not one bit sorry.
His boys tried their best like all Prexie athletes, That just goes to show we can't win every track meet.
Along came December and out came the roundballers. They quickly found Hampton to be faster and taller.
We dropped a few more before winning six straight, Then a quick trip to Granby ended that fate.
A victory over Norview put Charlottesville in sight, But the Prexies fell victim to Maury the next night.
But the PrexldH foil victim to Maury the next night.
Led by Jlmbo, Red, Skully, and Dan,
The Presidents pluyed better than had planned,
Second in the district became the gruppleru new rate. Behind Stephenson and Beisel they took their in the state.
With "Big Jim" and "Chris" showing the form of a
They felt their ratings were low with a certain sports
Stephenson was number one and Beisel number two.
It took a long, long time before we mentioned it to you.
What can we say about out fabulous golf team? They seldom hit the ball and never made the green.
They were weak on experience compared to other
And you can't win the race if you don't have the
The tennis squad got started with a real loud bang. They were shot down by Maury's state-Championship gang.
With Farr and MacPhail setting the pace
We settled for the Eastern District's honored third
The track team ran second to Maury again, With Parsons and Sisson getting many a win.
With field event points going to Taylor and Hollins Seniors Warren and Tripp were overshadowed by Rollins.
All of the sports except baseball we've mentioned, For the Prexie diamonds were much hi contention.
Until they were ambushed by Churchland and Cox, They looked like the '47 Boston Red Sox.
Tobler and Lewis threw the ball every innin'
The rest of the district never knew what hit'em.
This was a year that saw underclassmen flourish And many seniors pushed aside, neglected and un-nourished.
We should be very proud of our Wilson athletes Who turned in such outstanding sportsman feats.
With summer in sight and the beach on our mind How can one expect us to keep up this rhyme?
What better way can one finish what he did begin Than to say, "NOBODY ASKED ME, BUT" this is the end.
This year's track team finished with 20 victories and only 2 losses. Individually these were 11-0 Cross Country, 4-1 Indoor Track, and 5-1 Spring Track.
Not only were these squads outstanding in their regular meets with area high schools but did well inboth the Richmond Invitational and the William and Mary Meet. In each of these meets, over thirty area and other high schools participated.
"This has been the best team I've coached," stated Masters, who has been coaching the WWHS Cindermen for the past seven years. Assistant coach Jim Paine, who graduated from WWHS, says, "This is the best track team WWHS has ever had."
Special notice should be given Art Taylor who threw the shot-put 54'. 10%" to break records atboth WWHS and the Frederick College Field House. In the first meet with Cradock since 1962, he broke his own record for the fourth time this season with a 55' 8" toss.
Varon Rollins, a freshmen, who runs a 10 second hundred yard dash, helped in the dashes by winning almost every time he ran. Other sprinters were David Prince, who retired at mid-term and Thad Parsons who not only participated in track but football and basketball as well.
A boy, who coach Masters feels has gone "unnoticed", is Vernon Hollins, a junior, who vaulted 13', 8%" better than WWH's present record holder Carey Carter, '66, who only vaulted 13', 10%"as a senior.
Dickie Warren, a senior, who broke
his own high jump record with a jump of 6', 1%" will not be with the track team next year. Dickie is graduating. He averaged 10 points a meet. He was also a high and low hurdler.
"I am losing some of my bestboys, but have a fine reserve in the boys who have just started," stated Masters, while thinking out loud.
The cindermen routed the Cradock Admirals by a score of 89-41 to finish this spring track season with
JUST A LEAP AND A TOSS. From left to right, juniors Thad Parsons and Artie Taylor show the form that won them honors in the District meet two weeks ago. Parsons, a triple and broad jumper, and Taylor, a discus and shot put man, participated in the State meet at William and Mary last weekend. The prexie cindermen finished second to Maury in the district competition.
a 5-1 record.
This year's outstanding distant runners have been Senior Al Newton, who broke four records, and Jamie Sadler and Jon Sisson, juniors who will see action next year. They helped the cross country team to their undefeated season.
Losing only two boys through gra duation, Masters hopes to sweep the district next year with a mass of returning lettermen.
By HARVEY SIEGAL
Jim MacPhall, a versatile 6' 4"senior, along with fivo other Wllsonites, compose the 1966 -1967 Most Out standing Senior Athleted of the year. Chosen by the STUDENT SPORTS STAFF, this year's seven major sports were taken by six athletes. Five of the six are multisport men, having par- ticipated In more than one varsity sport. The Outstanding Senior Athletes are as follows:
Football - DAVID MULLINS
Basketball - JIM MACPHAIL
Baseball - JOHN LEWIS
Wrestling - JIM STEPHENSON
Track - DICKIE WARREN
Tennis - JIM MACPHAIL
Golf - GARY MCGEHEE
DAVID MULLINS, B-107-On the gridiron this past season, David was one-half of the best one-two punch In Tidewater. He amassed 896 yards rushing which was good enough for 2nd in the district, and was named to the All-Metro; All-Tidewater First teams and the All-Eastern 2nd team. In his four years at Wilson he lettered three times in football while participating in J. V. and Varsity Basket-
Sports Staff Selects Outstanding Seniors
ball, J. V. Baseball and Track. David plans to attend Frederick Military Academy next fall.
JIM MACPHAIL, E-203-Playlng In his second year on the Variety Bas ketball squad, Jim helped the Prexle roundballers to a fourth plan' finish In th» District Tonourney. Grabbiing 10 rebounds a game and scoring at a 13.5 clip, Captain MacPhail was honored with post-season births on the ALL-District and All Tournament 2nd teams. This versatile senior athlete playsd three years on the tennis squad and was voted most outstanding senior racketman. Jim plans to attend Columbia Prep School In Washington D. C. next September.
JOHN LEWIS, E-109-"This boy is definitely a pro baseball prospect," says Coach Pete Mills and no truer words could have been spoken. This 6' 1", Red-headed, East Carolina College bound Senior helped the Prixie diamonders finish high in the district standings during the past two seasons. A basketball player In the Winter, John compiled a 1.47 ERA while batting a respectable .286. Many area coaches regard him as the best in the state.
Warren plans on entering some branch of the service after graduation.
JIM MACPHAIL, E-203-After playing two years on the tennis team, Jim gave it up to be in a rock & roll band. Well, it didn't take long before he had his sights on tennis again. Coming back after a year off the squad, Jim played number two singles compiling a 7-4 record and teamed up wlthj on Farr for number one doubles. Jim participated in the district tourney three weeks ago In Norfolk. Graduating in the upper third of his class, he will certainly be an asset to the college he attends after prep school.
GARY MCGEHEE, E-109-After playing on the squad for three years and playing number 1 man all season, Gary sustained a foot injury and had to sit out the district golf tourney. Shooting a low 80 most of the season, frustration can be the only word to describe the feelings concerning his lame foot Ranking in the upper third of the class and parti cipating In J. V. and Varsity wrestling, McGehee plans to enter the U. S. Coast Guard after graudation.
has a chance to excel on his own, found Jim excelling to the limit by winning a State Championship. Tri-Captain Stephensonbecame only the second Wilson wrestler ever to go all the way. He was one of the main reasons why the Prexie grapplers finished 2nd in the district and 3rd in the state.
Winning the 145 pound weight class, Jim was closely challenged by teammate Chris Beisel for Most Outstanding Senior Athlete. BelseL, also a Trl-Captaln and a close friend of Stephenson finished 2nd In the state In his weight class.
Stephenson has excelled not only In wrestling, but in football as a defensive back and in the classroom as an honor graduate; 9th in the class of '67. Jim plans to attend the University of North Carolina next Autumn.
DICKIE WARREN, B-109-Scoring an average of 10 points a meet, Dickie helped the track team to an Impressive 5-1 season mark. He broke the school high jump record with a 6' IV effort. Maintaining a C average In his four years at Wilson,
JIM STEPHENSON B-219-Wrest-ling, a sport In which every Individual
Beaver Bums Win Crown
Marsha Smaltz and Stephanie Palmer, a pair of Junior co-captains, led the Beaver Bums to the Championship circle in the fourth annual Girls' Volleyball Tournament held earlier this month.
The tournament, sponsored by the Girls' Physical Education Department, was composed of ten teams playing single eliminations. Mrs. Mildred Clarke, Mrs. Judith Ander-son, and Mrs. Shirley Buchanan devoted themselves as officials for the five day tourney while members of the Girls' Monogram Club acted as scorekeepers.
Donna Dawson, Sandy Pace, Susan Ferrell, Ramona Riddick, Frances Bennett, Bonnie Taylor, Margaret Gray and Ann Webster were other members of the newly crowned champs who finished undefeated with 4-0 credentials.
The Tinee Boppers, composed of mostly freshmen and sophomore girls, came in second with a 3-1 record.
All team members of the Bums and Boppers received certificates for their winning efforts.
May 26, 1967
"A Time and a Purpose" -
A Tribute to Woodrow Wilson High School
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
Our stay with you, Woodrow Wilson High School, is at an end. This season is drawing to a close. The times to enter your doors, learn from your classrooms, and enjoy your fame have gone for us. It is now time to leave you.
Our departure is marked by happiness as well as sadness. You have become our home; we have become your diplomats. No matter where we journey or what we may strive to accomplish, there will always be a warm spot in our hearts for you. You have taught us the true meaning of honor and truth. You have trained our bodies, nourished our minds, and enriched our souls. You have prepared us for a world which is often ignorant of honor, deaf to truth, and afraid of new ideas. We
leave you with a strong sense of responsibility, not onlyto ourselves, our own people, our own ideology, but to a world of mankind which begs for help.
You, Woodrow Wilson High School, have enabled us to set our goals high and to reach for the stars. We have learned the necessity of open minds, open arms, and open hearts here in our model community. Cooperation, unity, and initiative have made you a school unique among thousands. We leave you to seek our places in the world, but we desire to carry with us the philosophies which you embody.
Woodrow Wilson High School, massive and beautiful, you are our guiding light. We, your loyal sons and daughters of 1967, pledge our best efforts to spread your fame and ". . .to bring to thee fresh laurels."