Class Colors - Gold and White
Motto - "Conquering Ever"
Flower - Daisy
Changed Flower in Sophomore year to Yellow Carnation.
Dedicated to the boys and girls of NHS who served in the Armed Forces of
the United States of America.
| It was a bright sunny day,
Tuesday, September 3, 1940 when we, children of five and six years of
age, first began our climb up the ladder of education. Each and every
one of us had our shoes polished, hair combed and wore our best clothes
for that memorable day. We studied hard during our primary school days
and after losing and gaining a few students, we finally became freshmen
in the Autumn of 1948.
We were a proud and unsophisticated class as
most classes are in their first year of high school. Our class consisted
of sixty-six pupils and we began our freshmen year by electing class
officers. Edward Mosko was elected president; Helen Stianchi, vice
president; Helen Yaworsky, secretary; and Mary Caruso, treasurer. Our
first important event in that year was a roller-skating party, held at
LaRoses' Skating Rink, accompanied by a great many thrills and spills.
As the year progressed we selected our class colors, class flower, and
class motto. These are: gold and white, daisy, and "Conquering
Ever." Our class advisors for that year were: Miss Mary Moscoe, Mr.
Michael Bonner, and Mr. John D. Williams. These advisors have remained
with us, through our last four years of high school rotating classes
When we returned to school in our sophomore
year we had four less students, but started our year by re-electing
Edward Mosko as president; Robert Thear, vice president; Roberta
Griffith, secretary; and Carl Mikovich, treasurer. As sophomores we
purchased our caps, ties, pennants, and emblems in our class colors. The
class decided to change our class flower, and the yellow carnation was
After having gone through our sophomore year
successfully we started our junior year with a class of sixty-one
smiling faces. Once again we chose our class officers with Robert Thear
as president; Leonard Pudelka, vice president; Helen Stianchi,
secretary, and Joan Goral, treasurer. Our first important event was a
fall dance, which was conducted successfully under the direction of our
advisors. A short time later we selected our class rings and waited
impatiently for their arrival. They finally arrived in the middle of
December and everyone displayed them proudly. In December, under the
supervision of our advisors and supervising principal, Mr. Wash Snoich,
we enjoyed a conducted tour of the Hauto Power Plant, Bundy Tubing
Plant, and Saylors' Bakery. In the early spring we presented a play
entitled "Off the Pewter Plater," which was enjoyed by all. As
juniors, we held our first formal dance, The Junior Prom. Miss Mary
Moscoe suggested a Mexican scene and under her direction we decorated
the auditorium for that important event.
Finally after eleven long years of waiting we
became seniors. We started this year as usual, electing class officers.
Robert Thear was chosen president. The election of vice-president ended
in a tie, but on the second ballot Leonard Pudelka was selected for the
position. We elected Elizabeth Yurchak as secretary, but the election of
a treasurer also ended in a tie. After a second ballot, Edward Mosko was
chosen to fill the position. Our first project this year was a play
entitled, "The Ghost Farm." Following that we presented the
annual Christmas play entitled, "Why the Chimes Rang." About
that time we selected our songs for class night, and everyone agreed
upon, "The Halls of Ivy," and "You'll Never Walk
Alone." Mr. Leon Loch, our previous music director resigned last
year and this year Mr. Rodney Grimm has filled the position. He is
already successfully directing us in these two songs. Soon will come our
class play, Prom, Farewell Dance, class night and graduation.
Now we look ahead for the day when we will
graduate from Nesquehoning High School. It will soon arrive and we will
be leaving our "Dear Old High" and selecting our careers. We
will forever be indebted to our teachers who have helped us to advance
this far, as well as our class advisors, who have guided us wisely in
the last years of our high school days. Although we are very
enthusiastic about leaving school, we are somewhat reluctant and will
always have a place for it in our hearts. Its memories will never leave
us, for these have been the happiest days of our lives.
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