1960 Class History
 

We have been, are, and always will be a class of action.  However, three years ago in 1957, as we entered these then vast halls, our steps were hesitant and cautious; last year they increased in momentum; finally, in this our senior year, they were “full speed ahead.”
            All three years we have been led by fine, hard-working officers.  In our sophomore year they were the following:  Jerry Stein, president; Mary Lynn McBryde, vice-president; Irene Rose, secretary; and Bob Carr, treasurer.
            In that same year Reese Edwards was given the D.A.R. Citizen award.  Virginia Kay Mann won the American Legion Auxiliary Essay.  Carlos Williams received the Band Service Award.
            Our junior year officers were as follows:  Curt von Kann, president; Al Horne, vice-president; Molly Bullard, secretary; and Wayne Jones, treasurer.  We also had two student body officers—Mary Nan Ciampa, secretary; Preston Campbell, treasurer.
            Eleven were chosen from our class to be marshals—Preston Campbell, chief marshal; Reese Edwards, Libby Readling, Allen Lytch, Marcy MacRae, Ray Vallery, Mary Nan Ciampa, Roy Hall, Jerry Stein, Kenneth Lancaster, and Mary Lynn McBryde.
            Seldom is a junior chosen to be editor of the Bulldog. However, that year Laurie Clark was chosen from our midst.  Pete Lampros won the Band Service Medal, Elaine Barbee the D.A.R. History Award, and Molly Bullard, the Stedman Essay Award.
            Then there was our Junior-Senior prom.  It was truly “the loveliest night of the year” as girls in their formals and beaus in their tux danced around the fountain in our garden.
            There were three more nights of beauty as the Miss F.H.S. contest of 1959 got under way.  Our class is noted for its sprit, its thirst for knowledge, its athletic prowess, and its beauty.  That year two juniors held the highest places—Mary Lynn McBryde, Miss F.H.S.; Mary Nan Ciampa, first runner-up.  That leads us to this year.  In this year’s contest four of our girls took the top honors.  Carolyn Williford is Miss F.H.S. of 1960; Brenda Saunders, first runner-up; Faye Reavis, second runner-up; and Mary Nan Ciampa, third runner-up.
            This year Marcy MacRae, head cheerleader, along with all the other cheerleaders presented many cute skits in our Friday pep assemblies.  Then too, we were all happy for Ray Vallery when he was chosen to play in the Shrine Bowl.
            This year Lynn Rogers is editor of the Bulldog.  Editor of our yearbook is Irene Rose; business manager is Howard Wrench.
            Those who have led us this year are as follows:  Bill Eyerman, president; Al Horne, vice-president; Sandra Hesketh, secretary; and Molly Bullard, treasurer.  We thank them for leading us through this our most difficult, yet most fun-filled year.  Thanks also goes to Carlos Williams, our Study Body president, and Reese Edwards, our Student Body vice-president.
            As the days and years fly by, we will always remember with love and gratitude Fayetteville Senior High School as the bay in which we were prepared for the trials and glories of the ocean.

 

Gail Erickson
Historian
Class of 1960

1961 Class History

We weren’t really afraid but just filled with awe at the beginning of our sophomore year as we started our trip through Senior High. . . .With the help of such capable officers as Ben Sutton, Carolyn Averitt, Dawn Carpenter, and Molly Sutherland, we came through that first year with flying colors! . . .

Remember what a good junior-varsity football team we had?—we had the top team in the eastern part of the state. . . .We even had three of our boys, Johnny Britt, Bobby Gore, and Ray Johnson on the varsity team. . . .

Our class was well represented that first year in the Miss F.H.S. Contest as Louisa McIllwinen, Cornelia Johnson, and Missy Williamson were chosen for the court. . . .Scholarship and Leadership in our sophomore class were acknowledged when Barbara Pawl received the Senior High Scholarship Award and Foster Cashwell was awarded the Citizenship Cup. . . .With such success in every field that first year, we were really ready to go our junior year. . . .

And so we elected Billy Clark as class president; Don McInnis, vice-president; Martha Swain, secretary; Sandra Autry, treasurer; and Mae Murchison and Charlotte Lewis, secretary and treasurer of the Student Body to give us the best leadership during our junior year. . . .

That was the first year we had the Miss F.H.S. Contest in the fall.  It was a lot of fun (and work!) preparing for it.  Again our class was well represented with Charlotte Lewis and Cornelia Johnson chosen for the court. . . .

The marshals selected from our class were Foster Cashwell, Chief; Carolyn Averitt, Jimmy Green, David Sandlin, Kathy Goforth, Mae Murchsion, Billy Clark, Cornelia Johnson, Ray Johnson, Kaye Edwards, Frank Stout, Sandy Iuliucci and Joe McCalll. . . .

Kay Taylor, Pam Collins, Glenda Langford, and Ann Hambright were really hustling for the girls’ basketball team. . . That was the year, too, that the band got their beautiful new uniforms—Remember how well Nancy Cooke could twirl. . . The Tri-Hi-Y had a “Singing Christmas Tree” during Christmas. . . Scholarship and Leadership continued to be greatly exemplified in our class and were acknowledged again on awards night when Foster Cashwell received the Courtesy Cup, Molly Sutherland received the U.S. History Award, Hans Tarpley was awarded the Senior High Scholastic Award, and Mae Murchison was awarded the D.A.R. Good Pilgrim Award. . . .Wasn’t our Junior-Senior, “Dedicated To You,” beautiful? . . . .

To insure our having the best Senior Class ever, we elected Billy Clark Study Body President and Clara Jones Vice-president; Lloyd Dunn Senior Class president and Kay Lange, Ethel Perry, and Ray Johnson class officers for the coming year. . . .

Then, unbelievably, we were Seniors! . . . .With Kathy Goforth as head cheerleader, we had a spirited football season, though somewhat hampered by the large number of accidents to the players. . .

The plans of the Lafamac were made at the end of our Junior year and were in full force at the beginning of our senior year under the leadership of Mae Murchison. . . .Again the beauty of our class was recognized when Charlotte Lewis was crowned Miss F.H.S. and Cornelia Johnson and Marty McDaniel were chosen for the court. . . .

When we reminisce over our Christmas dance, our Washington trip, our Senior play, and all of the other events of our senior year, nothing is as vivid as the day we marched down the aisle in white caps and gowns to the beat of “Pomp and Circumstance” . . . . As the years go by, some of the memories will fade, but the lessons and knowledge gained form these experiences will be etched deep in our souls to support us down life’s highway.

 

Marty McDaniel
Historian
Class of 1961