High School Class of 1953

Shinglehouse. Pa., Potter Co.

Submitted by PHGS Member Mike Henderson

Olean Times Herald, Tuesday, May 26, 1953

Shinglehouse School Commencement Set

Writer Named Speaker For June 1 Ceremonies; Program Listed

SHINGLEHOUSE -- Supervising Principal James L. Lindsey, Shinglehouse High Shool, today announced that Gordon M. Ridenour, former feature writer for the New York Herald Tribune, has been selected speaker at the 1953 Commencement, Monday, June 1, at the Singlehouse Methodist Church.

Mr. Ridenour's subject will be "Youth In A Changing World."

The speaker was born in rural New York State, and knows both rural and urban life, and the customs and problems of many peoples. He taught for several years in classroorns and then served as supervising principal. He holds.two degrees from the University of Rochester and has done graduate work at Columbia and New York Universities.

He is a veteran of World War I and served 40 months with the American Red Cross in the Pacific Theatre in the second world war. He is now a free lance author and radio news director. He is known for his civic activities and his interest in community affairs.

The commencement program announced today is as follows: Processional, "March Pontificalo;" Invocation, the Rev. Harold Sherman, welcome address, Miss Natalie Peters, "The Lord's Prayer." Girls chorus, Mantle Oration, Robert Henderson and Miss Barbara Press; the address by Mr. Ridenour, Awarding of Diplomas, Prof. Lindsey.

Diploma acceptance, Miss Annalee Rosenswie; Charge to Seniors, Prof Lindsey; "Sanctus and Benedictus," Girl's chorus; Benediction, the Rev M. H. Vincent; Recessional "March of the Priests."

The members of the senior class and their courses are:

Academic course, Annalee Rosenswie, Robert Henderson, Welda Bell, Thomas Sackinger, James Bell, Sue Drake, Wayne Landries, Merle Maxson, Bernard Dibble, James Gross, David Perry, Barbara Caskey, LeRoy Cobb, Larry Washburn and Robert Wetzel.

Commercial course, Natalie Peters, Waneta Perkins, Annette Carr, Carol Eastman, Jocelyn King, Jean Jackson, Dennis Michielson, Elinor Babcock, Nancy Wiseman, Burton Ford, Viola Walker, Frank Bess, John Wood, Janice Gustin, and Louis Antonioli.

Home economics course, Shirley Moser, Jean Bentley, Rheta Schoonover, Patcrcia Stephenson, Dolores Wishburn, Lorraine Downs, Ruth Harris, Helen Hallock and Dorothy Easton.

Agriculture course, Paul Carroll, Robert Pratt and Fred Keyser.

General course, Bettie Sherwood, Frank Lyautey and Paul Kemp.

Officers of the class are Robert Henderson,. president; Natalie Peters, vice president, Carol Eastman, secretary, and Jean Jackson, treasurer. The class flower is the yellow rose and the colors, blue and gold. The motto is "Blue's the sky ahead, Also green's the ocean, Life will be our Highway, A position our devotion."

The High School faculty, besides Mr. Lindsey includes D. Wilson Clark, mathematics; William Stavisky, social studies and coach, Robert L. Palmer, English and languages; James Atkinson, physical education, Paul K. Russell, social studies, John W. Natzle, science, John R. Pearsall, English and geography; Mrs. Georgia Donovan, mathematics and science; Mrs. Mabel Graves, English; Spurgeon Hennigh, industrial arts and agriculture; Mrs. Eileen Ahl, home economics; Miss M. Genette Brocken, music; Miss M. Gertrude Taylor, commercial; Mrs. Mary Foster, art.

The Joint Board of Education is composed of Howard Gustin, Ceres Township, president; Mrs. Lillian Froelich, Clara Township, vice president, Bert Kellogg, Sharon Township, treasurer; Mrs. Lucille Lanphere, Shinglehouse Borough, Stanley Pearsall, Oswayo Borough; and Mrs. Flossie Perkins, Oswayo Township. Mrs. Helen Fenner Shinglehouse, is secretary to the board.

Class Reunion photo taken 1993

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