1944 Wildcat

Colman High School

Colman, South Dakota

 

SENIORS

 

Vernon Beck is one of our most outstanding athletes and in recognition of this he was voted the best athlete in C. H. S. this year.  He has been a letter man on the basketball team all three years he has spent here.  He has been on the kittenball team and is out for track.  Vernon has been a staff member on the Blue and Gold for two years.  He also acted as Business Manager on this, our 1944 Wildcat Annual.  As a class officer he has served as class president, treasurer, and council member.  Vernon also served as vice president of the shop club his sophomore year.  He played the part of the villain in the junior class play.  Along with all his activities, Vernon has also been an active member of the honor roll for two years.
Dorothy Cooper proved herself to be a loyal member of C. H. S. for after one semester away from her class, she returned for her senior year.  Dorothy has worked on the Blue and Gold for four years and has worked on both annuals during her high school education.  She has been out for kittenball for four years and basketball three years.  She has also been in Glee Club four years.  Dorothy has been in the Methodist Religious Education class for all four years, and is a member of the Future Homemakers' Club.  She has also been an Honor Roll student as a senior.
Astrid Hammer whose ambition lies in the stenographic field has spent her last year and a half in Colman High School.  She has been an active worker on the Blue and Gold and on our 1944 Wildcat Annual.  Astrid is a member of the band, and Glee Club.  She has been out for kittenball.  Astrid has been in the Lutheran Religious Education Class.
Mary Hicks was chosen D.A.R. representative by the faculty this year.  Mary has been a band member for four years and a member of the Glee Club for three years.  She has been active in all phases of journalism, first as a member of the Blue and Gold staff and later as a staff member of both the 1942 and 1944 annuals.  She has been out for basketball and kittenball all four years.  As a class officer she has been a council member, secretary, and president.  As a sophomore she was a student body treasurer and secretary of the Homemaking Club.  She was the happy moron in the junior class play.  She has also been a member of the Catholic Religious Education class all four years.  Together with all her activities, Mary has been on the honor roll for four years.
Arnold Jensen is the president of the student body.  His major interest has been Physical Education and he has participated in kittenball and basketball for four years.  Arnold worked as activity editor of this annual.  He played the role of the hero in "Down in the Heart of Texas," the junior class play.  Arnold has been vice president of the class of '44 two years.  The student body voted him the most representative boy and the best dressed boy in high school his year.
Vernett Lamp has really had a name for himself in sports.  Since a freshman he has been on the first team in both kittenball and basketball.  Vernett worked as feature editor on this annual.  He has served as council member two years, class treasurer, and as class president this year.  Vernett is carrying six subjects and is still an honor roll student as he has been for three years.  He also carried one of the major roles in the Junior Class play.
Nellie Nelsen's pet hobby in high school -- journalism, has been climaxed by being editor of this annual.  She has been an active member on the Blue and Gold staff, having served as associate editor as a junior, and editor the first semester this year.  Speech claimed her attention in debate and declamation for three years.  Nellie has been the head librarian the last two years.  She has been out for kittenball four years.  Nellie has served as a council member two years, and treasurer of the class.  She has been a member of the Homemaking Club, and has been an active member in the Lutheran Education Class.  Besides being in the junior play she has been on the honor roll for three years.
Barbara Nelson, truly one of the friendliest girls in Colman High, is also credited by high school vote with the honor of being the best dressed girl.  She has been a band member four years and a gless club member for two years.  She was a majorette when a freshman.  She has been an active member of the paper staff and of both the 1942 and 1944 Wildcat annuals.  Barbie played the part of a sophisticated lady in "Down in the Heart of Texas."  She has been active in the Lutheran Religious Education class.  Barbara has been a member of the Homemaking club for three years.  She participated in declamation for three years.
Shirley Thompson is the outstanding girl athlete in the high school.  She has been out for all phases of girls physical education, and has been on the first team in both kittenball and basketball games.  She was a majoriette for three years, and a member for two years.  Shirley has been in Glee Club for four years and sang in the girl's sextette as a sophomore.  Shirley has worked on the Blue and Gold staff for four years and on both the 1942 and 1944 annuals.  She participated in Declamation her senior year.  Shirley has also been a member of the Homemaking Club, and was in the class play as a junior.  Shirley has been in the Lutheran Religious Education class for four years.
Betty Zarecky is a truly representative girl in our high school.  She has been a band member for six years and in Glee Club for four years.  Betty has worked on the Blue and Gold for four years, and has been a capable assistant in the production of this yearbook.  Her personality is reflected by the fact that she has been chosen the most popular girl for three consecutive years.  She has been on the cheering squad four years and was captain for two years.  She has been a first team player at the girls's kittenball and basketball games for three years.  She has been student body secretary for two years and is the vice president this year.  She also has been both president and vice president of the Homemaking Club as well as being a class officer for four years.  Betty was a member of the Junior Play cast and has been on the Honor Roll.  She is a member of the Catholic Religious Education class.

 

CLASS OFFICERS


Vernett Lamp ----- President
Arnold Jensen -----Vice President

Vernon Beck ----- Treasurer

Shirley Thompson ----- Secretary

Council Members ----- Nellie Nelsen and Betty Zarecky

 

Motto: Go Anywhere, Provided It Be Forward

Class Colors: Peach and Blue

Class Flower: Sweetpeas

 

CLASS HISTORY

 

     The class of '44 is about to bid farewell to our Alma Mater, and greet the outside world with a diploma.

     Betty Zarecky, is the only member of the class who started here in the first grade.  As freshmen we were fifteen students strong.

     As sophomores we lost two students, Cleone Simmerman and Philip Bunkers.  Vernon Beck, from Winfred, joined the class this year, making the enrollment fourteen.

     Chalres Jensen, Everett Dennler, Darrel Croon, George Pitzenberger, and Mary Evelyn Ronk did not return for their junior year.  Dorothy Cooper left the class the last semester to attend school at Trent, while Mary Evelyn and Vernett rejoined the class the last semester as did Astrid Hammer, who came here from Rutland.  The enrollment during our junior year was eleven.

     With the coming and going of students during our four years we are now graduating as the terrific "Big Ten."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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