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4654a32567acd The Hemingford High School Class of 1957 (Please click on thumbnail to enlarge)
The Hemingford High School Class of 1957 (Please click on thumbnail to enlarge)

Class of 1957

Thanks to Mrs. Diane Olson and Mrs.Twyla Zak

by staff

November 12, 2008


19Hemingford High School 57

Student and Faculty Highlights of the Year

This page features athletic records, officers, themes, important numbers, important happenings, and other educational information from the year in question. It provides a quick and ready resource for Bobcat Grads and families!

A very special thanks to Mrs. Twyla Zak and Mrs. Lynn "Ustohal" Betka for sharing Yearbooks, graduation and Baccalaureate programs, and other wonderful memories.

Student Council Members –

National Honor Society Members –

Music Department –

58 students took part in the High School Chorus. The High School Band was directed by Mrs. Hopkins, with Lynn Ustohal serving as Drum Majorette. Other Majorettes were Verla Turek, Yvonne Thomas, and Clara Rowley. Band Mascot was Kathy Johnson.

Drama and One Acts –

The Juniors performed “Drums of Death”, while the Senior Class play was “Act Your Age”. Mrs. Ruzick directed both plays.

Football –

The Bobcats won four games, beating Crawford 41-18; Chadron Prep 13-6; Alliance Reserves 40-6, and Sidney St. Pat’s 7-6. The five losses were to Hay Springs, Gordon, Chadron , Morrill, and Rushville.

Dennis Fosket was All-Conference, and Co-Captains were Paul Snyder and Dale Wood. Team members includedPaul Burney, Kenneth Horstman, Jim Wood, Bob Reindl, Bill Carrell, Ron Wax, Jerry Overstreet, Dale Campbell, Dennis Winter, Gary Hyland, Lawrence Roes, Bill Gasseling, along with Wood, Snyder, and Fosket

Head Coach was Jep Byrum.

Volleyball – Was not yet offered at HHS

Cross Country – Was not yet offered at HHS

Girls Basketball – Was not yet offered at HHS

Boys Basketball –

Wrestling – Was not yet offered at HHS

Girls Track and Field – Was not yet offered at HHS

Boys Track and Field –

Head Coach Lindley and Assistant J.J. Byrum were assisted by Co_Captans Dale Wood and Kenneth Horstman.

Horstman, Campbell, Wyland, and Lliteras

Dale and Jim Wood led the hurdling Corps for the Bobcats

Overstreet, J. Wood, D.Wood, and Gasseling

Golf – Was not yet offered at HHS

Clubs and Activities –

Royalty Throughout the Year –

Homecoming Royalty –

Prom Royalty –  

Bob Stewart, Jim Wood, Ronnie Wax, King Dale Wood, Queen Verla Turek, Karyl Rosenberger, Judy Ward, and Lynda Rosenberger

Prom Queen Verla Turek and Prom King Dale Wood take a turn on the dance floor.

Prom Theme –

“Paradise of the Deep”

Senior Class Motto – “Out of School Life, Into Life’s School”

Class Flower – Pink Carnation

Class Colors – Rose and Silver

Senior Honors –

“Best Looking” – Gary Hyland and Lynn Ustohal

“Best Personality” – Barbara Burney and Kenny Horstman

“Most Likely to Succeed” – Dennis Clark and Verla Turek

“Most Athletic”- Dale Wood and Judy Grabher

Senior Class Officers – President – Lynn Ustohal; VP – Verla Turek ; Secretary – Clara Rowley ; Treasurer- Marilyn Tinsley; News Reporter – Darwin Annen, Class Sponsor – Mrs. Johnson

Junior Class-

Sophomore Class -

Freshmen Class -

Valedictorian – Verla Turek

Salutatorian – Janice Bussen

Board President Robert R. Moran awarded Diplomas, while Elder L.O. Barnes gave the invocation and benediction.

Shots of Downtown Hemingford from 1957

Hemingford Cheerleaders –

Senior Class Enrollment – 33

Kindergarten Class Enrollment –  13

Yearbook Dedication – Mr. Chuck Lindley, Science teacher and Coach

Superintendent – Mr. Glenn E. Bosley

Principal – Mrs. Josephine Johnson

Elementary Teachers  and Their  Classes (K-8)

Secondary Teachers – Mr. and Mrs. Byrum, Mrs.Ruzick, Mr. Lindley, Mrs. Burnham, Mrs. Hopkins, Mr. Ruzick, Mrs. Fentress, Mr. Scott, and Mrs. Headden

Other Staff Members – Mr. J.L.Wax, Custodian,  Mrs. Eleanor Traster, Office Secretary


Class of 1957

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