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VERNON HIGH SCHOOL
1880 - 1940
From the 1964 Vernon High School Annual - Thank you 1964 graduate Bill Robertson for letting me know the information was there.
    Since 1964 was the last class to graduate from Vernon High School, they honored the history of their school in the school yearbook. I have taken the information they provided and will be adding some small things in this presentation. In most cases spelling was the way it was in the yearbook a few times I did correct obvious errors, questions or comments are in purple.
Sheila Kell
The yearbook was dedicated to Mr. Wilbur Gannon - Class of 1889.
b. Sep. 23, 1871 d. Jan. 27, 1968
    Wilbur N. Gannon, North Vernon was the oldest living graduate of Vernon High School, having graduated from the county seat with the class of 1889.   There were three members of the class incuding Mr. Gannon, Rev. George Henneger and Miss Nellie Wagner.
    In recalling his high school days at Vernon, Mr. Gannon noted he rode horseback to school each day from the Sullivan Ford.  His family lived on the farm owned in 1964 by Waldo Randall. At that time the shool was only a four-room structure and was on the same site as the present building.

    The High School had traveled a long way since the first gratuating class in 1880. Out of the shadows of the many people who have inhabitated the halls of Vernon High School has come the realization of many dreams.
    The first school was a log cobin donated by John Vawter in 1817 and was taught by Joel Butler. The next grade school was a little cabin up against the railroad bank. Joel Butler's grand son taught in that building and later founded Butler College in Franklin.
    The next teacher was Mrs. Rebecca (Hammond) Lard, who lived by the school, kept boarders, and taught school. The first common school is credited to John Vawter and the early Baptist teachers. They did not spare the rod and spoil the child.     The first school of "Higher Learning," was started in Vernon in 1822, known as the Jennings County Seminary, closely related to the Presbyterian Church. The parsonage was across the street from the church (which is still standing) and the seminary was across the street from the parsonage. This was the old school where the gym stood later. In 1822, Rev. John Finley Crowe was named as the first teacher of Latin, his successor was Mr. Daniel Lattimore. What became Hanover College had at first been planned to be located in Vernon, but the location at Hanover was easier to reach due to being closer to the Ohio River. The next teacher was Prof. Hamant; next Mrs. Stevens. Mrs. Stevens was sent to enlighten the west by a benevolent New England Society. Each year a day was declared by students as snake killing day.
Vernon Seminary

    The old Seminary one of the very early schools, was a two story brick building, one room on each floor. Each room had a fireplace at the west end. The seats were very long benches, two of them reaching length of the room. The desks were the same length with a little space between, in front of these desks were long benches without backs, upon which was seated the unfortunates who did not write or sipher, their feet dangling some inches from the floor. First teachers Mrs. Stevens and Mr. Hamant. In 1842 Mr. Beck, introduced Algebra.
    The Academy was first a subscription school charging $2.00 for a term of thirteen weeks.
    In 1842, Hanover College directly supplied the head for the Academy;
    In 1843, William Butler taught Classical Subjects. In 1845, the Rev. A.J. Dunning arrived he was a most gifted scholar in ancient and modern languages. He permitted a girl to enter a Latin Class with the boys. With him education took on a new meaning. Mr. Dunning had night classes in Chemistry. His wife taught French and Botany. Many noteworthy citizens came from the school and were known as the Dunning boys and girls.
    A new Academy opened in 1859 with Prof. Phillips; associated with him was Mrs, Collins, a former Vernon Girl. The next was Prof. Venerable from Cincinnati. He insisted on self-expression in dramatic exercise, and debating. Friday afternoons were spent with literary entertainment.
    Following the Civil war the teachers were, A.M. Weston, W.H. McCoy and Annie F. Carney. She left a permanent impression on the young. She taught twenty-seven years. Sone of her descendants in the Vernon school during it last year of 1964 were: Linda, Allen, Blaine, Paula & Phillip Carney and Patty, Marilyn and Joe Biehle.
    The first recorded graduating class from a three year course was in 1880, with nine grabuates, Chapin Wagner, Frank Wagner, Walter Mitchel, Grant Baughn, Ellard Bailey, Mary Bundy, Lulu Earwood, Emma Hinchman, W.S. Almond. The 1881 class: Carrie Dowd, Mary Moore, Emma Wagner, Joe Earwood. The 1884 class; May McCaffrey, Mary Collett, Carrie Hill, Selma Carlisle. The 1884 class Henry Rust and Josie Bundy.

The above picture is the entire High School in the year of 1885. The gentleman with the mustache and the Derby hat is Prof. Fenton. The second boy in the front row is Wilbur Gannon, as a Freshman.
Class of 1889 - George Henninger, Wilbur Gannon, Nellie Wagner
Class of 1890 - Alice Johnson, Virgie Reed, Bertha Pearce (wife of Mr. Gannon), A.D.(Arthur Douglas) Batchelor
    The teachers at this time were Prof. Almond and Prof. Fenton the classes of 1889 and 1890 graduated from a four roomed brick building located where the gym is in 2014. The building was heated by coal stoves. There were no sports but baseball and marbles. No individual honors were given, as they were all considered equal. For the class of 1899 commencement was held May 9, 1899 in the Baptist church in Vernon. Each student gave an oration for the program. Pride--Wilbur Gannon, Sloth--Nellie Wagner, Possibilities of Man--George Henninger.
    Prof. Almond did not teach Latin and he resigned after three years. The new Prof. Fenton was a Hanover College Graduate, he told the students that one year of Latin would do them no good, he suggested substitution of some other studies. The students selected four year courses in Geology, Astronomy and Botany.
    The class of 1891 was Alice Wagner, Kate Wentzel, Mattie Hand, Alice Rogers, Leland Westover, Albion Kidd. 1892 class Nell Ryker, Maggie Henninger, Gertrude Batchelor, Bert Nauer, Minnie Burkitt, S.W. Conroy. 1893 class Mary Eula Goff, Ralph Carney, Estella Hill, Henry Henninger, Nellie West, Jennie Loftus, Edward Harmon, Carrie Wells, Clarence Harlow. 1894 Annette Batchelor, Frank Carney, Nettie Hessner, Izella Wagner, Anna Wenzel. 1895 - Ella Burk, May Carney, Roscoe Carney, Daily Carrie, Edna Goff, Edward Welker.
    CLASS 1896 - Rose Amos, Helen Batchelor, Thomas Egan, Maude Hopkins, Almeda O'Hair Welker, Mae Pennington, Kathryn Spect, Maggie Trapp, Julia Vann, Mary Pennington.
    The staff of the 1964 yearbook interviewed Almeda O'Hair Welker and she stated the teacher was Prof. Conroy. The only athletics was pitch ball. Activities were orations and debates. Mrs. Welker's statement was "No basketball--kids studied." Our entertainmet was walking out Rock Rest Road and picking flowers. The Commencement program consisted of music by an orchestra from Columbus and an oration by each graduate.     1897 - Ella Walt, Dessie Wildey, Silas Huckleberry, Frank Jordan, Leland Shuch, Roy Hinchman, Harry Hopkins, Arthur Thomas, William Huckleberry. 1898 - Sadia West, Augusta Hessner, John Wagner, Chester Batchelor, Charles Goff, Walter Wilson, J.C. Faris.
CLASS OF 1899
Vernon Hudson, Louvina Ziegler, Walter Hill, Fayette Jordon, John Todd
    The class of 1964 interviewed Louvina Ziegler-Randall who told them that most of the children walked to school, rode horseback, or their fathers brought them in buggies, some boarded and roomed in the winter months. The school occasionally had suppers to raise money. The only musical instrument the school had was an organ, the kind you pump with your feet. Teachers were, Anna Carney, Susie Wohrer, Martin Shepherd, J.C. Farris, Principal. George Guess taught the colored school.
    1900 - Estella Hinchman, Margaret Johnson, Beatrice Callon, Ralph Cotton, Albert Jordan, Bell Batchelor-Dawson, Curtis Russell, Leland Hartwell.     When interviewed Bell Batchelor-Dawson told of teaching nineteen years at Vernon School then substituting thirteen. When she was in school the course of the hight school was still only three years. They went to school in the old Seminary building. All classes were held in one room and one teacher. For entertainment they sang from song books. All students went home after school to do the chores, then study and go to bed.
    1901 - Ruth Law, Mable Bonner, Julia Murphy, Alma Bolser. NO CLASS IN 1902 BECAUSE SCHOOL CHANGED TO A FOUR YEAR COURSE. 1903 - Luella Spaulding, Arthur Shuck, Myra Hinchman, Beryl Hill, Nellie Trap, Will Dawson, M.C. Mitchell.
Mary Batchelor, Rose Daily, Jessie Mix, Myrtle Wilson.
    Mrs. Myrtle Wilson Griffin of Greencastle provided the picture of her class along with the following information. The teacher was Prof. Chesley Holmes. The activities were baseball and swimming. To prove teenagers had not changed their slogan was.
"STUDY, STUDY WHAT A BORE, WE'RE THE CLASS OF 1904"

    1905 - Lulu Herrs, Charles Walt, Anna Spaulding, Fred Young, Logan Lanson, Roy Richardson, Mary Crist. 1906 Juliet Shuck, Delbert Pfeiffer, Mabel O'Neil, Blanch Hengster. 1907 Eleanor Stillman, William Jacobs, Mabel Johnson. 1908 No Class. 1910 - Naomi Burger and Pearl Earl.
    Naomi Burger Jann wrote and told that she went to Moores Hill College and taught at the Cherry Hill school. There was no organized athletics, they just played ball. They lined up and marched in and out of the building.
    1911 - Fannie Lamb, Catherine Johnson, Oris White.

The following pictures and description were sent in for the 1964 yearbook by Mr. Roy Pettiford, Anderson, Ind.
ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL 1911
ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL 1912
    Our teacher was Prof. Jackson. I am the only colored boy. During our senior year the boys ERECTED THE FIRST BASKETBALL GOAL POST at Vernon School. We had a ministrel show, under Mr. Jackson's supervision, as entertainment. Mr. Pettiford attended Indiana State College and taught in North Vernon.
    Class of 1913 Everett Ream, Ethel Booth, Gladys Bolden.
    This was the year(1913)that the school board passed a rule where credits for deportment were required.

CLASS OF 1914
    1914 - Glena Thomas, Naoma McClure, Mildred Petree, Myrtle Ream, Phyllis Jackson, Maggie Willman, Alpheus Hamrick, Prof. Baily, John Louis Nicholas.     Several members of this class reported that this was the year of firsts. The first picture of a graduating class was published in the Vernon paper. The first school paper was published. FIRST HIGHT SCHOOL PROM WAS HELD AT THE SEMAN HOME. Both boys and girls had a sawdust basketball court in the school yard. There were six senior girls so the team had only six members. Phyllis Jackson was the captain. They wore bloomers and middies as suits. Played boys rules. THE PEOPLE OF VERNON WERE AGAINST GIRLS BASKETBALL. John Grinstead, the brains of the class was president. (? - John not mentioned before)

CLASS OF 1915
1915 - Harry Baily, Mary Bridges, Florence Cosby, Eladys Eitel, Floyd Pettiford, Lucille Richardson, Thomas Semon, William Simpson, Theresa Smith, Lena Williams.
    A Presbyterian minister coached a basketball team. They went to Madison and played the employees of Craigmont. A chorus was directed by Prof. Jackson. The senior play was "Captain Dick", they performed it at Vernon and Holton. This year there were county track and field meets. The motto was "Perseveramce wins success". FIRST CAPS AND GOWNS WORN.
Carrie Fields, Mabel Hargesheimer, John Jones, Floyd Mallott, Inez Pettiford, Emma Pierce, Clark Simpson, Mary Tewell, Ameney Vincent, Edna Willman, Jacob McClure.
    Inez Pettiford Jenkins reported they had a strong girls Basketball team, which played boys rules, also against boys. The school building was partially destroyed by a tornado, classes were held in buildings in town. She also stated "the building couldn't stand another class like ours." Jacob McClure reported that he helped Mr. Jackson organize the first BASKETBALL TEAM, THE GYM WAS THE GREAT OUTDOORS. The baseball diamond was on the hill, on the northeast corner of the old building, the street, neighbors yards and gardens.

CLASS OF 1918
1918 - Howard Childs, Homer Dell, Alberta Dunn, Waldo Grinstead, Laura Hess, Jack Hopping, Ruby Lamb, Doris Simpson (Day?), Lois Thomas, Lester Walt, Fleetie Turn?.
    For this class Mr. Homer Dell was interviewed and it was found that during this period and previous to this time high school students were not furnished transportation. If they drove a horse and buggy they had to unhitch in the morning and hitch back up at night. The basketball team was coached by Prof. Jackson. If they played Brownstown they would leave in a spring wagon at two in the afternoon and get back at two in the morning. It was easy to play the southern river towns. They would go by train to Madison, then down river to Vevay, Rising Sun and many more. One time they had trouble with the river and just got back in time to go to their morning classes. All practice was still done outside, on their own time. No practice during school. Games were played at Hengstler Hall, if the weather did not permit them to play outside. A tournament was held at Columbus. All teams in this part of the state that could get there played. It lasted a week, Mr. Dell said that someone from Vernon had moved to Columbus, so the entire team went and stayed with them.
CLASS OF 1919
Class of 1919 - Sue Fields Holmes, Paul McClure
BASKETBALL 1918-1919
Front row - Fred Hengstler, Paul McClure, Robert Whitcomb, Donald Thomas
Second Row - Earl Rogers, Haskill Cartwright, Chester Dell, Donald Overfield, Prof. Jackson

CLASS OF 1920 - Haskill Cartwright, Lillian Hess, Anna Simpson, Margaret Trapp
ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL 1920
    The above picture of the entire high school was furnished by Mrs. Bernadine (Welker) Boggs. TOP ROW: Mr. Powell, Florence Brooks, Ester Hunt, Hanley Cartwright, Isabelle Bolden, Earl Amburn, Florence Ream, Charles Welker, Helen Hulse, SECOND ROW: Chesley Holmes, Helen Lemmon, Helen Bennett, Howard Kirby, Mary Luse, Everett Miller, Winifred Trapp, Noel Staford, Florence Trapp, Donald Thomas, Bernadine Welker, Fred Hengstler. THIRD ROW: William Heid, Ralph Randall, Chester Dell, Irene Flack, Eula Woodward, Jennie Simpson Martha Nauer, Frances Welker. FOURTH ROW: Ed Stewart, Lowell Brooks, Ernest Dell, Harold Fetter, Everett Dell, Emma Brooks, William Dawson, Clara Mae King, John Trapp, Arthur Luse.

CLASS OF 1921
    Mrs. Florence Trapp Simpson reported that they only played basketball when the weather was nice outside. Other activities included Chorus, debating and spelling bees. WE HAD BIBLE EVERY MORNING AND PRAYER AND SONGS LED BY PROF. REV. HOLMES.
GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 1921-1922
Frances Welker, Mary Luse, Mildred Hartel, Ester Hunt, Martha Nauer, Winifred Trapp, Catherine Deney(?), Helen Bennett.
GIRL'S BASKETBALL
    The first girls basketball team was organized January 2, 1922, with Winfred Trapp Captain, Mildred Hartel, business manager, Winfred Trapp and Mildred Hartel forwards, Ester Hunt center, Helen Bennett and Catherine Denning(?) guards, Martha Nauer, Mary Luse and Isabelle Bolden subs.

PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION
    The P.T.O. was organized November 14, 1921. The first meeting was called by the teachers for a social meeting and to get acquainted. Mrs. Anna Trapp, Pres. Cora Hargeshimer, secretary.     The second meeting was held Jan. 12, 1922, at the Presbyterian Church. The children were invited. The church was filled. The program was put on by the students. Piano solo by Hanley Cartwright, Vocal duet--Anna and June Simpson. Play by the third and fourth grades.

CLASS OF 1922
Class of 1922 - Earl Amburn, Mary Luce, Everett Dell, Winfred Trapp, Chester Dell, Helen Bennett, Robert Whitcomb, Erma Brooks, Ernest Dell, John Trapp

Class of 1923 - Clyde Austin, Catherine Dunning(?), Harold Fetter, Irene Flack, Mildred Hartle, Howard Kirby, Everett Miller, Ralph Randall, Jennie Simpson, Charles Welker, Eula Woodward

    1923 - Elementery school students preparing to go home, Howard Childs driver.

    The year 1924 was the first year high school students had a ride to school, if they lived near the right road. Among the drivers were Mr. William Stewart, father of Harry Stewart, who was the basketball coach in 1964.
Mr. William Stewart drove the bus for 34 years before retiring. At this time the Stewart's were very much a part of Vernon School. Mrs. Stewart was a teacher. Other drivers with a long records were Ernest Ross and Casey Jones.

CLASS OF 1924 - Frances Marie Miller, Florence Brooks, Helen Hull, Hanley Cartwright, Isabella Bolden, Arthur Luce, Bertie Whitcomb, Martha E. Nauer.
    Mrs. Helen Heil reported, SCHOOL WAS OPENED EACH MORNING WITH THE LORD'S PRAYER AND A SCRIPTURE READING. Both boys and girls played fine basketball. The Lincoln Medal was won by Arthur Luse. A new school building was being built this year, but the class never had any classes in the new building. Classes were held in the Odd Fellows Hall. The Class Play and the Commencement were held in the NEW BUILDING.

CLASS OF 1925 - Brooks Riley, Calvin O. Grinstead, Roger Whitcomb, Ruby Flack, Mayrel Stambush, Freida E. Dawson, Walter Carson, Elbert Carney, Theadore "Ted" Bennett
    Mr. Ted Bennett, reported that Vernon High School had three teachers at this time. Hazel Reuchaupt (Ruschhaupt), Maude VanRipper and Principal L.A. Jackson. All basketball games were on other teams floors. We practiced in our building, we had one goal in the basement room. We practiced twice a week. Most of us were farm boys and we would walk as much as three miles after practice. We played Scipio, Deputy, Jackson Township, Letts, Lovett, Hanover, Butlerville, Paris Crossing, Hayden, Columbus Bull Pups, Osgood, and Seymour. IN 1925 WE LOST BUT ONE GAME AND WE CLAIM TO HAVE HAD THE BEST TEAM VERNON EVER HAD. We were eliminated by Columbus in the Sectional Tourney, but were supposed to have had an outside chance to win. We suffered jitters and lost by a lop-sided score. After winning our first two games.
    Other activities were Intramural field meets, both boys and girls. We also had several dances after school. Vernon had one of the better girls teams during this year. They played before the varsity games. We had a pep meeting every Monday morning whether we won or lost our ballgame. Our class had the distinction of going as Freshmen in the old building, sophomores in Odd Fellows Hall and finished out in the new building built in 1923. We were transported to school by motor bus.

CLASS OF 1926 - Mary Hulse, Albert Davis, Beulah Anderson, William Arthur Shuck, Mary Trapp, Dudley Childs, Pearl Estell, Jack Riley, Caroline Luse, Dorothy Harris.
    Reported by Mary(Trapp)Whitcomb: The Principal was Howard Clashman, Prof. L. A. Jackson and teachers Marie Miller, Edith Blighten. Activities were, Chorus, Plays, Orchestra, Sunshine Society. This class went to school on the third floor of Drug Store, the Rebekah Lodge Hall, while the building with a gym was being built. Some grades went to a little brick building which was a school, down from the Baptist Church, others went to the Presbyterian Church. The girls and boys both played basketball.
Sunshine Society Organized
    March 10, 1926. Charter members were: Carolina Luse, President; Naomi Whitcomb, Vice-President; Opal Beck, Treasurer. This orgainization was very active in the school until it was dropped in 1962.

CLASS OF 1927 - Hilda Bolden, Norval Marsh, Gail Beesley, Chester Dixon, Naomi Whitcomb, Chester Littell, Catherine Stems, Lee Rogers, Matle Cartwright, Dorthea Reynolds, Helen Stafford, Walter Cardinal, Delpha Reynolds, Mabel Dunning. First Seniors from Sandcreek to grabuate at Vernon were this year. Francis Martin drove a Ford bus, according to Gail Beesley Carpenter. The Class Play was "Go Slow Mary".


CLASS OF 1928 - Henry Schnadinger, Donald Bowman, Opal Beck, Richard Jordon, Lola Lorn, Anna Patrick, Charles Ernest Luse, Alberta Schmollinger, Charles Kirkham.
    Anna Patrick Robinson was still with Vernon School, planning and running the school cafeteria. Professor Jackson started a small Orchestra in 1900. THIS WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR ORGANIZED MUSIC UNDER MR. BROWN. WE HAD AN EIGHTEEN PIECE ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS. The Dramatic Club had Donald Marsh for President and the Sunshine Society was very active.

CLASS OF 1929 - Oral Cartwright, Elizabeth Trall, Donald Marsh, Harry Grimes, Richard Spurlock, Charles Ochs, Anna Trapp, Agusta May, Margaret Carson.
    During 1929 the sunshine Society furnished a room for the sick or injured. Junior girls served hot lunch twice a week to raise funds. Dramatic Club president, Donald Marsh, Bernice VanGorden secretary. A mock trial was held, Marjorie Jones was tried for murder, they had a Junior-Senior debate, "Resolved no person should neglect to vote." Junior debaters: Bernice VanGorden, Ernest Yates, Isabell Dorgan. Senior debaters: Bernice May, Velma Rose, Mildred Bawyer. Class play was Cyclone Sally. Mrs. Gasken had boys and girls Glee Clubs, also chorus. Mr. Browns 18 piece Orchestra had 22 members. A big party was held at Bernice Van Gordon's. After the party two couples - Charles Ochs, Oral Cartwright, Martin Sandefur and Betty Kimble climbed in Charles Ochs Ford, but like Coolidge "it did not choose to run". They cranked and cranked until they gave up and Ochs spent the night with Sandefer.

CLASS OF 1930 - Ruth Dunning, Bernice May, Velma Roan, Mildred Bowyer, Lillian Hans, Mary Stafford, Ervin Robbins, Mary Nauer.
    1930 was the 50 year Anniversary of Vernon High School, the following comments were sent in about the class.

FIFTY GOLDEN YEARS FOR VERNON HIGH
By Mildred Bowyer Murr
    The Commencement was held at the Court House, which was a confusion of white flowers. Mr. Henry Noble Sherwood, speaker, charged us well of our future duties; to ourselves, our families, our schools, our country and to our God. His address was forceful and compelled attention but, all eyes went time to time to the guests of honor. They were the loviest people imaginable. The real guest of honor were the four surviving members of Vernon's first graduating class. They, the class of 1880 had received their diplomas fifty years before. Rev. Rule, returned to give the Baccalaureate sermon. It was also held in the Court Room. The room could not accomodate the crowd. Our Banquet was held in a fairyland created by the juniors at the Muscatatuck Inn. The class play was "Sunshine'. During the years there were easy studies and more difficult ones; favorite teachers and those not so well liked. The hikes will never be forgotten. It was a favorite trick if we didn't have our Math to start asking Prof. Jackson leading questions that would end in a field trip. It might be about the sky, trees, geology, or local history. Later we knew he had out-smarted us into getting a much broader education than studying arithmetic. No doubt all other classes remember such trips.
    The Principal this year was W. Don Collom, also coach, he was the former coach of the ferocious Butlerville Bulldogs, the best in the country. Superintendent L.A. Jackson. Honor Roll selected by teachers on application-attitude-courtesy-attendance were Mildred Bowyer, Mary Stafford, Velma Roan, Ernest Yates, Margarette Vincent, Dorothy Grinstead, Kenneth Lutz, Albert Stout, Juanita Wolfinger, Ima Hill. The new building with a gym was still a dream.

GOLDEN JUBILEE ALUMNI
By Velma Roan Jones
    A Reception and banquet was given in the high school assembly Saturday, April 26th. The celebration of the fiftieth class. Two hundred and twenty five guest, from near and far. Most of the evening was reminiscent speeches of older members. Grant Baughn of Tacoma Washington was toastmaster. Mr. Charles Wagner of Indianapolis and Ed Harmon of St. Louis, honored guests had amusing speeches. Every class was represented. Mrs. Jessie Ochs was President and Secretary was Ralph Randall.

Comparison between 1880 and 1930
1880 1930
One High School Teacher Five High School Teachers
No wash basin Shower baths
Hoop skirts and tight trousers Short skirts and bell bottoms
No tools to work with Two science labratories
No stage Stage for every occasion
Oil lamps Electric lamps
Wells Running Water
One room for high school Ten rooms
Periods 20 minutes Periods 40 minutes
Class per teacher 16 Class per teacher 4 1/2

CLASS OF 1931 - Carol Gaskin, Frank Fisher, Bernice Van Gordon, Marjorie Jones, William Hughey, Isabelle Dorgey, Betty Spurlock, Ida schmellinger, Ernest Yates, Floyd Bowyer.
    Bernice Van Gordon Stennings sent in the following. The 1931 senior play was "Nobody But Nancy", cast Isabelle Dorgay, Marjorie Jones, Bernice Van Gordon, Carroll Gasken, William Hughey, Betty Kemple, Ernest Yates, Floyd Bowyer, Frank Fisher Coach - Evangeline Hildreth. Senior Honor Roll Student - Ida Schmollinger. County Latin Contest Marjorie Jones.

CLASS OF 1932 - Virginia Cadby, Bernard Eder, Mildred Nauer, Archie Robbins, Virginia Jones, Morris Grimes, Mary Vance, Lee Clendenning, Dorothy Grinstead, Herbert Grinstead, Louise Littlell, Elizabeth Yates, Catherine Hughey, Kenneth Lutz, George Matern, Edd Stultz, Lorena Bland.


CLASS OF 1933 - Russell Dryden, Albert Stout, Charles Hartwell, Beulah Kellar, Ernest Randell, Jack Carney, Harry Dawson, Mildred Kreutzjans, Robert Marsh, Juanita Wolfinger, Lester Dixon, Mary Cooper, Albert Armstrong.

CKASS IF 1834 - Frances Dieringer, Ralph Jordon, Betty Spurlock, Joe skinner, Mildred Curtis, Tom Dawson, D'Etta Vincent, George Crist, Ruth Kirkham, Elizabeth Randall, Mary Ale, Eva James, Juanita Link, Naomi Cadby, Julia Speer, Dorothy Robbins, Florence Flack, Mary Amstutz, Ethel Bailiff, Lula Speer, Wilma Sterns, Hazel Skinner, William Smith.
    Naomi Cadby James reported: The Blue Devils won all but two of their games our senior year, losing one in an overtime by one point. Four of the starting five were seniors, Tom Dawson, Ralph Jordon, Wm. Smith and George Crist. It was the largest class up to this time. The class play was "Hotel Duchess".

CLASS OF 1935 - Alice Patrick, Joseph Mullican, Kenneth Vance, Ethel Short, Harvey Trapp, Catherine Biehle, Ned Grimes, Edwin Patrick, Blanch Bramel, Frank Ulrey, Phyllis Coleman, George Werskey, Mary Biehle, Paul Pence, Myrtle Patrick, Helen Hare, Gilbert Hunt, Mildred Ross, Elbert Roan, Dorthy Messner, Charles Roan, Robert Lunsford, Paul Werskey.

    Mrs. Howard Childs was president of the P.T.A. Girls baseball team the Deviletts defeated Scipio 17-12. Sunshine Society had the District Dean at their initiation, President of the Sunshine Society was Bernice Jones, sponsor Mrs. Bently. New members Irene Caster, Marie Hughey, Beatrice McCammon, Martha Bower, Mary Dawson, Wilma Bowyer, Gladys Schutz, L. Hupp, Jean Crist, E. Myrick, Mary Dawson, Maxine Hartwell, M. Babcock, Mary Beck, Lucille Littell, Lydia Taylor, Eva Sandlin, A. Hielman, Donna Callon, Florence Bedell, Jane Deck, Virginia Ross.
1935 SOCIETY NEWS: Robert "Brains" Dryden proves A+ exists.
    Irene Castor spent Wednesday eve with Jane Beck.
    Margaret Dieringer spent Wednesday eve with Lois Ashley.
    Margaret Wilds, Robert Dixon, Kenneth Kellar and others spent a day at Cincinnati Zoo.
    Marie and Josephine Hughey, Henry Ponsler and Ivan Modesitt enjoyed a picnic in Brown County.
    HI-Y FIRST ORGANIZED WITH CHARLES VOGEL PRESIDENT
    Report of the State Sunshine Society made by delegate Josephine Hughey.

    CLASS OF 1936 - Mary Louise Boicourt, Charles Vogel, Josephine Hughey, Mary Gehl, Edward Marsh, Margaret Wilds, Lydia Taylor, Kenneth Kellar, Nancy Speer, Phillip Nauer, Bernice Jones, Robert Dryden, Catherine Rinard, Martha Bowyer, Edwin Rogers, Stella Randall.

In 1936 Vernon lost the Basketball Tourney to Paris and the Senior Play was "Short Sleeves".

CLASS OF 1937 - Reva Goss, Kesner Jordon, Dorothy Tempest, Charles Ross, Lucille Robins, Robert Dixon, Eleanor Peters, Lawrence Bailiff, Margaret Ale, Eugene Biehle, Gladys Boicourt, James Flack, Lucille Littell, Abraham Amstutz, Delmo McConnahn, Mabel Coleman, Catherine Mick, Margaret Dieringer, Harlan Short.

CLASS OF 1938 - genevieve Yux, Edna Goss, Fred Biehle, LaDonna Willman, Beatrice McCammon, Edith Hill, John Nauer, Mary Judd, Loyd Cadby.

CLASS OF 1939 - Florence Bendell, Mary Beck, Wilma Bowyer, Kenneth Cheever, William Cheever, Lucille Davidson, Mary Dawson, Winfred Day, Paul Dorgay, Edwin Dunning, Roger Euler, Maurice Goldschmidt, Norma Griffin, Etta Haile, Maxine Hartwell, Lucy Hupp, Robert McCammon.
CLASS OF 1940 - Leona Gehl, John Temple, Agnes Ley, Carroll DeCamp, Kathryn Bently (Sponsor), Jack Badgley, Dorothy Ullery, Margaret Bowerly, Grace Haile, Eugene Littell, Mildred Streit, Betty Whiteaker, Rosemary Modlin, Mary Calvert, Pauline Callon, William Simpson, Helen Grant, Audrey Van Gordon, Vonda Cadby, Lillei Neal, Marvin Kellar, Robert Shaw, Eleanor Davis, Richard Strope, LaVerne Wilman, Margaret Dryden, Keith Jones, Merry Ream.


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