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While looking for old photos, I came across an old Jr. High school newspaper from 1958 when we were in the 9th grade.  Because there are many notes written on it and the print is so small, it would not scan well.  Anyway, I thought the following would be of interest to everyone:(copied exactly as written) Rosalie

               PERFECT NINTH GRADE GIRL AND BOY

Hair                        Karen Kekkonen            Chuck Rund
Eyes                        Carol Curran               Charles Bentley
Nose                       Dianne Preston             Ed Walker
Smile                       Jane Murphy              Bill Sullivan
Neat                       Kathy Heimark             Doug Powers
Posture                     Susan Pennala             Ken Fideldy
Cheerful                    Alice Arseneau            Mike Moren
Polite                       Mary Miltich              Marvin Vaerst
Considerate                Judy Flannigan             Larry Card
Aggressive                  Diane Germ                Gary Dahl
Calm                        Carolyn Christenson       Loren Lampi
Thoughtful                 Sharon Bilyeau            Jim Hansen
Pleasant                    Joy Clingenpeel            Richard Henderson



"These are only a few of the charactgeristics which would make up the ideal
boy or girl.  The names given are not the only people who fit the characteristics,
but they were selected as examples."


(Whew.....glad they clarified that!)  I was beginning to feel less than PERFECT.

 

Rosie






While digging further through my scrap book from Jr. High, I came across this little newspaper from 8th grade, called Pine SeedlingsAs with Teepee Talk, I thought some of you might enjoy this.


Here' a section titled VACUUM CLEANER  (this is the gossip section)

Jane M. I hear you have been trying to get Dick N. but you're having lots of competition from Margret S. or is it N.?

Mary D. I've heard you and Ted have been hitting it off pretty well!!!????

Lynn S. you certainly know how to charm the boys, for instance, Tom H.!!!

Dianne P., has Pat L. still been stringing along with you????????

Andy P.  what were you and Dick S. doing 'till
12:30 the night of the Freshman Dance? A lot of fun, huh??????

Karen K.  you seem to be getting to know those Senior High boys pretty well or maybe it is Snook C.??????

Kathy H. what happened between you and Doug E.??????????????

(Copied exactly as printed)


Here's an article about Mud Vacation

The Junior and Senior High students of
Grand Rapids enjoyed a two week mud vacation.  The sneak preview of summer vacation began on Friday April 12.  Many plans for outdoor vacations were spoiled because of rain and cloudy cold weather.  In spite of the weather many good times were experienced!  On Tuesday morning April 23 the reluctant returned to the "old grind".

(I was so glad to see this, because when I tell people we had MUD VACATION, they look at me like I'm nuts)

We had opinions about the Middle East in 1958.  Copied as written, spelling and all....

Middle East Chrisis

Mike Moren held the opinion that
Nasser acted unwisely when he tried to take the Suez Canal by force.  Mike stated that if Nasser would have waited he would have acquired it in 1967.  He felt that Egypt made a mistake by blocking the passageway to the Suez Canal when she sunk the ships there.

A girl from the 7-4 section thinks that the
U.S. should stay neutral if Egypt and Israel start fighting again.  She stated if we sided with either country, the other would feel offended.

Last, but not least, here are  ALPHABET PERSONALITIES

A - ambitious.....................Mike Eliseuson
B - belligerant....................Lee Nelson
C - calm..........................Susan Peterson
D - delightful....................Karen Kekkonen
E - egotistical...................Jim Hall
F - friendly......................Charles Rund
G - gracious......................Dianne Preston
H - helpful.......................Kathleen Carlson
I - inncocent......................Dawnita Flink
J - jolly.........................Dick Olson
K - kind..........................Joy Clingenpeel
L - lively........................Ginny Vikre
M - mysterious....................Richard Kautti
N - neat..........................Mary Swarthout
O - optimistic....................Eddie Eklin
P - pessimistic...................Glenn Saari
Q - quiet.........................Leah Carno
R - rare..........................Jon O'Brien
S - studious......................Tim Jolin
T - tenacious.....................Richard Henderson
U - useful........................Sharon Bilyeu
V - vivacious.....................Andrea Peterson
W - well mannered................ Kathy Streetar
X - xenial........................Phillip Janicke
Y - youthful.....................Judy Kangas
Z - zany.........................Richard Jokinen

Way to go everyone!!

The following was written by Sue Pennala for Seelings

 

The Chase

       Last year when our family went on our trip to
Montana, an amusing incident happened.
       I was new to the ranch life.  My first job was to feed the turkeys.  I thought tje job to be a particularly ease one, even for a city slicker, as we were often called.
       As I went out the door they yelled a warning, something about the gobbler but I was too interested in what task lay ahead of me to even listen.  So the warning went without any notice.
       As I was feeding the turkeys and admiring their beauty my eye caught on a huge, beautiful, proud looking bird. At my first glance he facinated me.  I approached him rather cautiously then with a loud noise he ran at me flapping his wings.  I didn't know what to do.  I ran as fast as I could, with him close at my heels, to the nearest tree.  I couldn't make it to the first branch!  With him almost on top of me I ran to the stream.  With all my clothes on I plunged into the water.  I waded across to the opposite bank.  Soaking wet I sat on the bank, quite out of breath.  I watched the gobbler stalk proudly away.
       The rest of my vacationI was "aware of the gobbler".
                                                                                                                         Susan Pennala

      



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