Class Colors - Royal Blue and Gold
Motto - "We Shall Succeed Though the Path Be Weary"
Flower - Yellow Tea Rose
Dedicated to advisor Mr. Williams
A nautical theme was used in this book
| Aboard our aging cruiser, we
slowly inched out a becalmed stretch toward the sea. With course set for
graduation, we checked position many times during our four-year voyage.
Braving the waves, currents and storms, we finally reached our
destination and leave the following log of our adventures:
SEPT., 1949 -- We, sixty-three eager
"plebes" came aboard the Grand Ship N.H.S. to begin our
seamanship. Under the direction of our skippers, Miss E. Emanuel, Mr. G.
Ulshafer, and Mrs. M. Reichard, we elected the following as class
officers: Pres. - Nicholas Pituch, V. Pres. - Nicholas Rose, Sec. -
Clare Bonner, Treas. - Joseph Staivecki. According to tradition we
selected our class colors, royal blue and gold, which were to remain
with us through our 4 year voyage.
JUNE, 1950 -- Received a shore leave with order
to report back in Sept.
SEPT., 1950 -- In this the second year of our
voyage we chose as our leaders: Pres. - Nicholas Pituch, V. Pres. - John
Feddock, Sec. - Marian Zozula, Treas. - Joseph Staivecki. Our helmsmen
this year were Mrs. M. Reichard, Miss E. Emanuel, and Mr. A. Mezza.
During this year we ventured into the business world with the sale of
class hats and emblems. We also held a play entitled "The Cross
Roads Store" under the direction of our Skippers. The motto of our
voyage was "We Shall Succeed Though the Path be Weary." Our
class flower - the Yellow Tea Rose.
JUNE, 1951 -- Dropped anchor into the limpid
waters after obtaining a three-month pass.
SEPT., 1951 -- Realizing we were all in the
same boat we elected the following as officers: Pres. - Joseph Fauzio,
V. Pres. - John Feddock, Sec. - Marian Zozula, Treas. - Edward Lucas.
The Skippers were Mrs. S. Koltisko, Mrs. M. Reichard, and Mr. G.
DEC., 1951 -- According to tradition we
received the most treasured of all possessions -- our class rings.
JAN., 1952 -- Junior dance from which we netted
a nice profit which helped us along in expenses for our Prom.
MAY, 1952 -- Laboring over decorations for
several days we finally had our "Naval Ball" or "Junior
Prom", our first formal dance. The theme for this delightful affair
was a Spring Scene. Every one enjoyed themselves and most parents
allowed "drags" and "mariners" out after reveille.
So ended the activities of our junior year.
SEPT., 1952 -- As first class seamen we elected
as class officers: Pres. - Joseph Fauzio, V. Pres. - John Feddock, Sec.
- Marian Zozula, Treas. - Edward Lucas. The Skippers for this year were
Mrs. M. Reichard, Mr. G. Ulshafer, and Mrs. S. Koltisko. The latter left
our Grand Ship and was replaced by Mr. W. Thomas. We began the final lap
of our practical cruise by preparing for graduation. This included
ordering name cards, invitations, and selecting the class songs which
are "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" and "Now is
MAY, 1953 -- Fifty-nine of our original crew
remained. Thus, we took advantage of the following days knowing the
survivors couldn't be shipmates forever.
JUNE, 1953 -- The momentous event -- Graduation
-- was actually at hand. After the final anchor had been dropped we
proudly but sorrowfully received our diplomas. Knowing that we now must
sink or swim, we pledge to make the remaining life cruises as this
primary one had been to the Class of "53".
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