The Class of 1958
The Senior Class of 1958 enjoyed many highlights during our Senior year, and all were memorable times for the seniors.
“Seventeenth Summer” was chosen for the senior play, and the date was set for October 18, but because of the flu epidemic the date had to be changed to November 1.
Two money-making projects were sponsored by the class of 1958. First on January 18 at the Sidney basketball game we had a cake raffle. Then on March 15, we had a WOWO record hop in the gym, and Jack Underwood was the disc-jockey. Both projects brought profits which helped toward our senior trip.
Finally, on May 11-16, the goal which had been a dream for four years was a reality – the senior trip. We left Warsaw Sunday evening by train for Washington D.C. Then Tuesday evening we left the nation’s capital and went to New York. After sightseeing, shopping, and various other activities, we returned home Friday afternoon, tired and penniless, but happy.
The Baccalaureate Service was Sunday, May 18, in the gym. The speaker was Rev. George Talbert from the Baptist Church. Commencement on May 22 was the climax of twelve years for the Class of 1958. Dressed in silver-grey caps and gowns with red tassels, we marched through an honor guard formed by the juniors. Then the class presented our own Commencement services, as has been the custom for several years. Mr. Stouffer presented the diplomas, then we marched through the honor guard for the final time.
The Class of 1958 hosted the 114th Annual Alumni Banquet on June 7, 2008. Below is the program from this great evening.