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Activites, clubs, and sports
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CRISTOBAL HIGH SCHOOL
QUEEN OF OUR HEARTS
For her past publications and skill . .
We Dedicate the 1954 Caribbean
For her many efforts for and support of the class of '54 . .
We Dedicate the 1954 Caribbean
For her untiring devotion and dynamic personality . .
We Dedicate the 1954 Caribbean
To you, Mrs. Dorothy Smith, with all appreciation and admiration .
We Dedicate the 1954 Caribbean
MR. PAUL BECK
"7Te y'old the earwd"
MISS VILMA ROSANIA (1)
Canal Zone Junior College
MISS ADAMARY ANDERSON (2)
BA, Florida State College
MA, University of Michigan
MISS JEANNE BROWN (3)
BA & MA, University of Missouri
National Honor Society Sponsor
MR. JACQUES COOK (4)
BS, Miami University
MS, Ohio State University
MISS ANNE DOWD (5)
BA & MA, Cornell University
Dramatic Club & Thespian Sponsor
MR. NOEL GIBSON (6)
BS, Bradley University
Rifle Club Sponsor
MR. GALEON JARVIS (9)
BA, Georgetown College
Art Honor Society Sponsor
MR. OSWALD JORSTAD (10)
BA, Concordia College
BM, Concordia Conservatory of
MA, University of Michigan
MR. EUGENE GREGG (7)
AA, Canal Zone Junior College
BA, Colorado State College
Athletic Council Sponsor
MR. JOHN GRISWOLD (8)
BA, University of Illinois
Freshman Class Sponsor
Driving Class Instructor
MISS BESS LITER (11)
BA, Randolf Macon Women's College
MA, University of West Virginia
CAPT. WILLIAM LOBER JR. (12)
Western Reserve University
Drill Team Sponsor
Assistant Professor of Military Science & Tactics
MRS. ALFCHILD MAEDL (13)
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College
Sophomore Class Sponsor
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MR. CARL MAEDL (14)
BE & MA, Columbia University
Junior Class Sponsor
MR. BERNARD MAZZONI (15)
BS, Lebanon Vallege College
SFC DOUGLAS McINNES (16)
"F" Company Advisor
Camera Club Sponsor
MRS. MILTON LEE NASH (19)
BS, Longwood College
MRS. EILEEN O'BRIEN (20)
San Diego State College
MISS SOPHIE McLIMANS (17)
BS, University of Wyoming
MR. PAUL MOSER (18)
BS, East Stroudsburg State
MR. LUKE PALUMBO (21)
BS, Maryville State Teachers' College
"C" Club Sponsor
MISS MARGERY TENDER (22)
BS, New York State College for Teachers
SA Financial Advisor
MR. JAMES PFAU (23)
BS, University of Minnesota
Torrid Zone Wizards Sponsor
Bowling Team Sponsor
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MRS. STELLA RIEFKOHL (24)
BA, New York University
MA, Columbia University
Jr. High SA Sponsor
M SGT. ROBERT ROBINSON (25)
Combat Intelligence School
M SGT. LEWIS SEGAL (26)
ROTC Rifle Team Instructor
MR. JAMES STEARNS (29)
BS & MA, University of Florida
MR. DUKE WILSON (30)
BA & MA, University of Florida
Rifle Club Co-Sponsor
MR. CARL SERGER (27)
AB, Colorado State College of
Tradewind & Caribbean Advisor
MRS. DOROTHY SMITH (28)
AB, Ohio Northern University
MA, Denver University
Senior Class Sponsor
CAPT. EARL WILSON (31)
Professor of Military Science & Tactics
Officers' Candidate School
MISS MAE WOLD (32)
BA, Valley City State Teachers' College
MISS MARY WORRELL (33)
BS, University of Missouri
MS, Northwestern University
Art Honor Society Sponsor
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Dear C. H. S.
The Class of 1954 submits, in the record of famous classes of CHS, her addition
to the history of our alma mater. We hope it will be received and read with pleasure
September 8, 1950, the class of 1954 first entered the halls of Cristobal High School
and with scared looks and mixed emotions, we vowed to make our mark on CHS. That
day also added to our humbleness as the Sophomores beat us in the annual Fresl'man-
Sophomore Brawl. But soon we elected Sheila McNamee as our President, Charles
Thompson as our Vice President, Edna Jenkins as our Secretary, and Larry Cox as our
Treasurer and became full-spirited rooters of CHS. We had big plans for that year,
but Polio put a damper on them and a weiner roast at the end of the year constituted
all our activities.
As Sophomores we came up in the world and beat the class of 1955 in the Brawl.
Our leaders were Charles Lessard, President, Barbara Hickey, Vice President, and
Charles Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Maedl was our guiding light and helped
us plan the Washington-Lincoln Assembly and the Harvest Dance.
We started as upper classmen by voting Tom Catanzaro in as our Junior class
President, Sheila McNamee as our Vice President, Diane McLaren as our Secretary,
and Topper Didier as our Treasurer. Mr. Maedl was again our sponsor and directed
all our productions with expert guidance. We used a Thanksgiving theme for our
assembly and in May we honored the graduating seniors with the gala junior-senior prom.
"Rhapsody in Blue" was our theme for the 1953 prom.
Also as Juniors we received our much-awaited class rings and ordered our class
numerals. In the S. A. elections, three members of our class walked away with offices.
Tom Catanzaro was the new President, Maricha Tagaropulos was the new Secretary
and Topper Didier was the new Treasurer.
Finally we became Seniors and breathed a sigh of relief that we now had only
one more year of high school. With Kay Dignam as our President and helpers, Barbara
Hickey, Ann Maccubbin, and George Platkevich, we had a very successful "Snow Ball,"
alias the senior dance. "Military Maneuvers" was the theme of our assembly com-
memorating Teddy Roosevelt's birthday. Mrs. Smith guided our activities and we re-
ceived our announcements and caps and gowns without delay. The trip through the
canal was eventful and Senior Day was a success.
In gray caps and gowns we graduated and left CHS with fond memories, hailing
the class of 1954 who inhabited the halls of CHS for four memorable years.
ACES, ALL ACES /
Kathryn Jane Dignan
Critoblal, Canal Zonr
April 16, 1936
"Full of laughs, itull of jin: she's
all reer with cerlyone.'
Class Pres:dent 4; Dramatic Club 4;
Play Productions 34; Rifle Club 1,3,4:
Co-Captoin 4: Camera Club 4: ROTC
Sponsor 4; Pep Club 1,3,4; Vice-presi-
dent 4; Softball 1,3,4; All-Stars 1,4,
Volleyball 1,3,4; Basketball 1,3,4;
ROTC Dance 4, Senior Donce 4, Jr -Sr.
Prom 3. Openmin Day Dance 4, Fare
well Bawl 3, Class Assembles 3, 4.
Baccalaureate and Commencement 3;
Frosh-Sooh Browl Coach 4
Ann Christine Maccubbin
Manhattan Beach. California
Sptmrnibr 12, 1936
"Quiet ways with a readiness to
Senior Class Secretary, Notional Honor
Society 4, Quill & Scroll 4. National
Art Honor Society 3.4; Secretary 4,
Play Productions 1,3,4; Dramatic Club
1,3,4; Future Teachers of America 3,4;
Rifle Club 3,4; Varsity 4, Girls' Team
Captain 4; Camera Club 4, President
4; Tradewind 4; Editor 4; Caribbean
4; : Editor 4; Basketball I,
3,4 "i 1 4; Volleyball 3, 4; Field
Hockey 2; Play Productions 1,3,4, Jr.-
Sr. Prom 3; Baccalureate and Com-
mencement 3, Senior Dance, Class As-
semblies 3,4; Debate Club, Drivers'
Training 4, Hall of Fame 4, Washing-
ton-Lee High School.
Barbara Marie Hickey
March 10, 1937
"Friendliness anld charm make
our Boston gal."
Cliss Vice president 2,4, Athletic Coun-
cl 3, Notaonal Honor Society 4: Secre-
tary 4; Torrid Zone Wizards 3,4; Play
Productions 4: Camera Club 1,4; ROTC
Sponsor 4; Cheerleader 4; Alternate
2.3, Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Softball 1,2,3;
Bo ketboll 1,2,3,4; Varsity Swimming
2,3, Football Queen 4; Jr -Sr. Banquet
3, Class Dance 2.3,4: Opening Day As-
i-mbly 3,4; Class Assembly 2,3,4;
Daily Breeze 2.
August 26. 1936
"Brains and talent make good
Class Treasurer 4; Athletic Council I,
3, Torrid Zone Wizards 3, 4; Vice-
president 4, Notional Honor Society 4;
Play Productions 1,3,4; Dramatic Club
1,3,4, 21 Club 3,4; Camera Club 1;
Band 1.3,4, Orchestra 1,3,4; ROTC 1;
Football 1,3; Basketball 1,3; Softball
I: Senior Dance, Class Assemblies 3,4,
Hall of Fame 4.
Mary Louise Allen
Ancon. Canal Zone
September 30, 1936
"A captivating blond with a weak-
ness for laughter."
National Honor Society 3, 4; Future
Teachers of America 4; ROTC Sponsor
4: Varsity Club 1.2,3.4; Volleyball 1,
2,3.4; All-Stars 1,2,3.4; Softball 1.2,
3 4. All-Stars 1,2.3; Basketball 1,2.3,4;
ll Stars 1,2.3,4; Football Court 4;
Jr.-Sr. Prom 3; Opening Day Assembly
3.4; NHS Assembly 3, 4; Hall of Fame
4; Varsity Club President 4; Camera
Club 1,4; Swimming 1; Referee Club
1.2; Pep Club 1.2; Balboa High School.
Colon, R. de P.
July 6. 1935
"Born for success, he seems."
Torrid Zone Wizards 2,3,4; 21 Club
1,2,3.4; Vice-president 3; President 4;
Valentine Dance Escort I; Hall of
John Franiiis Brennan
Cri'tobal. Canal Zone
March 16. 1936
"'A friend ly manner for all around
Trrrid Zone Wizards 3, 4, Bond 1.2;
POTC 1.3,4; Softball 1.2; Basketball
1,2. Jr Sr. Prom.
Velvia Marie Bringas
Colon, R. de P.
May 12, 1936
"Easy-going, loved by all; great
in mind, in stature small."
Athletic Council 4; Quill & Scroll 4;
Future Teachers of America 3,4; Trade-
wind 4; Caribbean 4; Pep Club 1; Var-
sity Club 4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; All-
Stars 4; Softball 1,2,3,4; All-Stars 4;
Basketball 1,2,3,4; All-Stars 4; Cafe-
teria 3; Hall Duty 2; Assemblies 2;
Thomas Anthony Catanzaro
September 7, 1936
"Our President.... He is all that's
good and great, he is the master
of his fate."
Student Council 1,2,3,4; Homeroom
Representative 1,2; Assistant Treasurer
3; Student Association President 4;
Athletic Council ?- Trenc,..ror 3; Junior
Class President, 2....ll '. :.. -.11 3,4; Play
productions 1,2,3,4; Drama Festival 2,
3,4; Dramatic Club 2,3,4; Thespians
4; Camera Club 1; ROTC 2,3,4; M/Sgt;
Tradewind 3,4; Editor 3; Daily Breeze
3; Caribbean 3,4; Editor-in-Chief 4;
Cycle Ciub 3; Treasurer 3; Football 1;
Basketball 1,2; Softball 1; Varsity
Water Polo 1,3,4; Varsity Swimming
1,2,3,4; Hall Duty 2,3,4; Christmas
Pageant 3; Advertising 1,2,3,4; Jr.-
Sr. Prom 3; Baccalaureate and Com-
mencement 3; Class Dance 2,3,4; Open-
ing Day Dance 2,3,4; SA Dance 1,2,3,4;
ROTC Dance 2,3,4; Activities Commit-
tee 2; Program Committee 3,4; Awards
Assembly Committee 2,3; Opening Day
Assembly 2,3,4; Campaign Assembly
2,3,4; FTA Assembly 4; Inaugural As-
sembly 2,3,4; Class Assembly 2,3,4;
Mock Elections 2,3; State Chairman 3;
Drivers' Training 4; Runner-Up 4; Hall
of Fame 4; Balboa High School.
Colon, R. de P.
December 21, 1936
"There is more in me than you
Camera Club 4; ROTC 1,2,3; "C" Club
3,4; Varsity Football 1,2,3,4; Junior
Varsity Basketball 1.
Santiago Vcraguas. R. de P.
December 2. 1934
"A personality all his own."
Ploy productions 2.3.4; Dramatic Club
3.4; Cycle Club 3. Drvers' Traniing
3. Camera Club 1,4. Orchestra 1,2;
ROTC 1,2,3; Assembhes 2,3,4
(Colon R. (hI P.
S'pte'miwr 22, 1936
"Our Battalion (Comnmandler adds
joy to /ll he undertakes."
Torid Zon- Wizard' 3,4, 21 Club
2.3.4. Gle Club 2.3. Bond 12.3.4,
Orchestra 126.96.36.199. ROTC 188.8.131.52; Lt
Col; ROTC Donce 4 Opening Day A.
:,mbl/ 4; Debate Club 1
Robert Joseph Connard
Novonmber 14, 1936
figures s intrigue him . rathe-
nmticallt// speaking, of course.'
ROTC 1,2,3. "C" Club 3,4. Varsity
Football 2.3,4; Track 2,3, Jr -Sr. Prom
3; Class Assembly 3.
Lawrence Carpenter Cox
uColon. R. 1l' P.
\ugust 27. 1936
"A likeable chap who's wacky wiit
never allo's for a dull moment."
Student Council 4: Athletic Council 2,
T Turnd Zone Wizards 2,3,4; Play pro-
ductons 3.4; Dramatic Club 1.2.3,4;
Thespians 4, 21 Club 2,3.4; Glee Club
2,4, Bond 1,2,34, Orchestra 1,2, ROTC
1.2.3,4, Captain, "C" Club 4, Football
3.4, Track 4. Football Queen's Court
4 Jr -Sr Prom; Senior Dance, As-
R icihard Ro's ( unningham
S'Ihnhmlr 210. 1936
A- favorite wHith the guis and
Plo, production 3: 21 Club 4; ROTC
1.2 ,3.4 2nd Lt Junior Varsity Foot-
all 1,2, Vorsit. 3.4. Track 3, Class
D ne. 2.3,4 Jr Sir Prorn 3
oholon R. del P.
NoNvomher 17. 1935
"Quiet and sh., but quite a guy."
Glee Club I. ROTC 1,2,3; Assembles 3.
Marian Annette Didrickson
February 19. 1936
"Smooth, and what a mean rug
Student Council 1,3; Athletic Council
4; National Honor Society 4; Quill &
Scroll 4; National Art Honor Society
1,4; Ploy productions 4; Future Teach-
ers of America 4; Tradewind 4; Edi-
tor 4; Caribbean 4; Pep Club 1; In-
4 tromural Sports 1,2,3,4; Football
Queen's Court 4; Opening Day Dance
S 4; Senior Dance; Opening Day Assem-
Sbly 4: Class Assembly 4; Glendale
Eugene Joseph Didier
Colon, R. de P.
October 16, 1936
S"A lion among ladies is a most
Student Council 2,4; Representative 2;
Treasurer 4; Torrid Zone Wizards 4;
laoy productions 4: ROTC 1,2,3,4; 1st
Lt, "C" Club 3,4; Vice-president 4;
Varsity Football 3,4; Junior Varsity
Basketball 2; Varsity 3,4; All-Isthmian
3,4; Hall Duty 3,4; Jr.-Sr. Prom 3;
Senior Dance; Class Treasurer 3; As-
Sylvia Mac Dinkgreve
Ne'w Orleans, Louisiana
Novfrtember 28. 1936
"Quietness a,.I' ./i'I... '.. pervade
her gentle l ..r'
itud-nt Council 3,4; Play productions
1,2.3; Camera Club 4; Secretary-
Trr- .urer 4; Glee Club 2; Band 2,3,4;
Orchestra 2; Pep Club 1,2; Basketball
1.2; Softball 1.2; Volleyball 2.3,4;
Jr Sr Prom 3; Cornmencomnt 3; Class
Dan-c 1.2,3; Opening Day As.ertnbly
3, Hill of Frnmi 4.
S g Earl Anthony Dyer
Washington, District of Columbia
February 29, 1936
"Happy is the man who enjoys
Student Council 3; Play productions 1;
Rifle Club 1; Glee Club 3; ROTC 1,2;
"C" Club 3,4; F::, II 1; Varsity 2,
3,4; Track 2,3; ri:l CL..i. 1; Commit-
tees 2; Opening Day Assembly 2; Class
Gilbert Keith Ferro
July 27, 1934
"'Quiet manner with a friendly
Play productions 1,2,3,4; Dramatic
Club 2,3,4; Thespians 3,4; Glee Club
1; ROTC 1,2,3.4; Varsity Football 1, 2;
Hall Duty 2; Class Assembly 4.
Ernest Wilson Forrest
May 11, 1933
"A real-gone guy who didn't i '
to learn-he came to laugh.
ROTC 1,2; Jr.-Sr. Prom 3; Class DL'r.
2,4; Class Assembly 2,3,4; ...
Marie Janet Fraser
Colon. R. de P.
September 20, 1936
"Full of chatter, full of pep: good
ideas, that's her rep."
National Art Honor Society 4; Play
Productions 1.2,3.4; Dramatic Club 3,
4: Camera Club 4; Glee Club 2,3;
Tradewnd 4; Caribbean Staff 4; Var-
sity Club 2,3,4, Intramural Sports 1,
2,3,4; Softball 1.2,3,4; Volleyball 1,
2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; `....:m 1.
Treasurer, Varsity Club 't, II
All-Stars 4: Softball All-Stars 4: Bask-
etball All-Stars 1,2; Assemblies 1,2,
3,4: Driving Course 4; Brawl Coach 3,
Jr.-Sr Prom 3; Triple "C" Club 3;
Baccalaureate and Commencement 3;
Assemblies Dances 1,2,3,4
Carol Ann George
Eaton, PI'nn'- viania
June 1. 1.936
"A horne-loaing fgal with lots of
F T A 3,4; Dra atic Club 1; Rifle Club
1; Intramural Sports 1,2.3,4; Volley-
ball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Soft-
hall 1.2,3,4; Librory Assistant 2; Hall
Duty 3, Jr.-Sr. Prom; Dances 2. 4; As-
semblies 2,3.4; Otfice Assistant 4
Di ivng Class.
May 9. 1936
"A gay blonde who gets a BA.AG
out of life."
Play Productions 1,2,3,4, "Swing Fev-
er," "Antic Spring" 4; Dramatic Club
1,2,3,4; FT A Treasurer 3, Parliamen-
tarian, 4; Rifle Club 1,2,3,4; Varsity
1,2.3,4; Girls Team, 3,4; Executive Of-
icer, 4; Camera Club 4; Band 1.2,3,
4, Orchestra 1,2; Tradewind 4, Editor
4; Caribbean Staff 4, Art Editor 4;
Pep Club 1,4; Intramural Sports 1,4;
Softball 1,4; Basketball l; Volleyball
I, Committees 2.3,4, Jr.-Sr. Prom 3;
Commencement and Baccalaureate 3;
Assemblies 2,3,4; Driving Course 4.
Alice Joan Hannigan
Colon, R. ie P.
May 30. 1936
"The devil within, the devil with-
outt she's an Irish lass without
National Honor Society 4; Treasurer
4; FT.A. 2,3.4, Glee Club 2.4; Band
1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Varsity
Club 1,2,3,4; Intramural Sports 1,2,3,
4; Softball 1,2.3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4;
Basketball 1,2,3,4; Softball All-Stars
1,2,3,4, Volleyball All-Stars 1.2,3.4;
Basketball All-Stars 1,2,3,4; Commit-
tees 1,2.3,4; Assemblies 1,2,3,4.
John Neal Hatgi
Nov,'lmr r 2, 1934
".1 swell gon, whose name is al-
w'at.s seen on the C.H.S. line-
Athltic Council I. Torrid Zone Wizards
4. Rifle Club 1.23,4, Glee Club 1,2;
R O T C. 1,2,3,4; 'C" Club 1.2.3,4;
Intramural Sports 1,2,3; Baseball 1,2.
3,4 Track 1,2,3,4. Football 4; Basket-
ball 1,2,3,4, All Isthmian Baseball 2,
3.4; Basketball 4, Committees 1,2,3,4;
John D. Haves
June 11, 1936
"A quiet chap till you get to knoaw
him and then clear the decks for
ROTC. 1.2,3,4; "C" Club 4; Track
4. Football 3,4: Basketball 3,4; All
Isthmian Basketball 4; Member of
Court 4; Jr.-Sr. Prom 3; Dances 2,4,
Assemblies 3,4; Bowling 2,3,4; Cycle
Colon. R. de P.
May 24, 1937
"Small, daint . and oh! so
Athletic Council 4; Play Productions
4; Dramatic Club 4; Jamboree Queen
4; Member of Court 4; Hall of Fame 4.
Colon. R. de P.
September 27, 1934
"A gay little lass with a per-
sonality all her own."
Closs Donces 3,4; Jr.-Sr. Prom 4; Office
Septlembwr 8. 1936
"Sonmeody has to take it easy, so
it might as well be me."
Rfle Club 1.2; Bond 1,2; Orchestra
1,2, R.O.T.C. 1.2,3,4; "C" Club 4;
Irlramural Sport, 1,2; Football 2,3,4;
Bo Ik.tball 3, Track 3; Hall Duty 1.2,
3,4; Crjmmetlr 1,2,3.4; Assemblies
1,2.3; Boholng 2,3,4, Cycle Club 3
Joan Millicent Holgerson
San Andres, Colombia
January 1, 1936
"An irreplaceable part in the
Student Council 1,2,3; Athletic Council
2; Play Productions 1,2,3,4; Dramatic
Club 2,3,4; F.T.A. 2,3,4; Camera Club
4; Glee Club 1,2,3; Tradewind 4;
Caribbean Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2,3;
Intramural Sports 1,2,3,4; Softball 1,
2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Basketball
1,2,3; Class Dances 1,2,3,4; Jr.-Sr.
Prom 3; Assemblies 2,3,4; J.C.
Thomas Edward Hughes
Ancon, Canal Zone
September 13, 1934
"A likeable guy with baseball in
Band 1; Orchestra 1; R.O.T.C. 1,3;
"C" Club 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4;
Baseball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Hall
Duty 3; Jr.-Sr. Prom 3; Assemblies 2;
All Isthmian Baseball 1,2,3.
Colon, R. de P.
September 29, 1934
"Sincere and always kind, a nicer
girl is hard to find."
National Art Honor Society 3,4; Play
Productions 2,3; Intramural Sports 1,
2.3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3; Softball 2,3;
Cafeteria Assistant 1; Committee 1,2,
3,4; Assemblies 3,4; Office Assistant 4.
Maurice Leon. Jr.
Colon.. R. 1. P.
Jul\ 8. 1931
R 0 T C 3
hep-< rat on the quiet
4: "C Club 3,4, Boi-ball 4
Charles 5. LI.clard
Panama Cit.s. 11. Itl I'.
January 21. 1931
-4 hiapp tellit with (i d/iil-
m -rt iftir /ind oif grin.
Stud rnt C ur cil 4 Atl tltic Councl
Na t ionu, Hrr 4SHO,, 4, T,,rrd Z,
Vi zard. 1,2.3.4. 21 Clib 1 2 RO TC
1 2,3,4, "C" Club 4- I - rl Spat,
,, B- keI t li 1,2,3.4 r t 4
Aurora Pearl Iinm
Puerto Armunlle,. R. 1.d 1'.
April 5. 1936
"A true sport rind /i truer friend
. our Aurora."
Quill and Scrolf 4; Play Productions 2,
3,4, Dramatic Club 2,3; Gl.e Club :1
Trodewind 4. Caribbean Staft 4 Pep
Club 2,3,4, Varity Club 2.3.4, Intra-
mural Sports 1,2,3.4, All-Stars 1,2.3,4:
Cafeteria A ,sitant 3, Committees 2,
3, Assembhes 2,3, Runner-Up Hall of
Colon. R. d,h P.
Drcremlw.r 6. 19 6
"Talented Sil/r is thIe power be-
hId the sceness"
Nat onal Art Honor Socety 3,4, Treas-
urer 4; F 1 A 3,4, Intramural Sports
1,3,4, Softball 1,34, Volleyball 3,4,
Basketball 1,3,4; Cnlss Dances 3,4;
Jr Sr Prom 3, A emhblis 3,4, Driv-
ing Course 4.
Mla. 19, 1936
".-l/wats there to Ienidl a htind,
wheIrn the situation rmn
Natioral Art H nor Society 1,2.3,4
Pr-ident 4, Pia0 Productlons 2, Dra
aut c C lb 2 F T A 3.4; Intramural
Sports 1,2,3,4. Volleyball 1 2.34, Bos-
ttball 1,23 Library Assitrnt 2, Com-
tt ,e 2,3,4 Dances 2,3,4; Jr-Sr.
Pr 3 A s-mbl- 4 3,4, Clai Secre-
Sheila Ann McNarnee
Reading, PIlnntyI anlia
Noemblerr 22. 1936
askingng nothing, rft elingg
ntiught, but miring her wu'rds
from a tlnld fi thoughtt"
Student Council 2, Play Productions
1,2,3,4, "Grar,,rc, GhosFt 3, "Good-
bye My Fancy' 3, "Years Ago" 4 Dra-
noaic Club 1,2,3 4 Vico pr iLdent 4
Tnespians 3,4 F T.A 2,3,4, Rifle Club
1.2, Trodewid 4, Editor, Caribba"on
Staff 4; Varsit, Club 3,4 Intramural
Sports 1,2,3,4, Volleyball 1,2.3.4
Basketball 1,2,3,4; Softball 1,2,3,4
Volleyball All-Stars 4. 2,
Basketball AIIStars 3,4. -1i All
Stars 3 Library Assitant 1, Comnm-
tes 1,2,3,4, Jr.-Sr Prom 3, Baccalour-
oete and Coirmencement 3, Assm-
blies; Class, Visitaton Doy, Opening
Da/ 1,2,3,4; Class President 1; Class
Bruce Rankin Newhard
Ancon. Canal Zone
August 13. 1936
"Blest with temper whose un-
clouded ray can make tomorrow
as cheerful as today."
21 Club 4; R.O.T.C. 1.2,3,4; "C" Club
3,4; Baseball 3.4; Football 3; Jr.-Sr.
Prom 3; Class Assemblies 1,2,3,4.
Colon. R. de P.
April 23, 1936
"Small package of T.N.T ...
Trim, neat, 'n terrific."
Play Productions 1; "Mother Was A
Freshman"; Dramatic Club 2,3; Cam-
era Club 4; R.O.T.C. Sponsor 4; Cheer-
leader 1,2,3,4: Pep Club 1; Varsity
Club 2,3,4; Secretary 4; Intramural
Sports 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2.3.4; Soft-
boll 1,2.3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Basket-
ball All-Stars 3; Volleyball All-Stars
2,3; Member of Court 4; Committees
4; Jr.-Sr. Prom 3; Baccalaureate and
Commencement 3; Assemblies 2,3; Hall
of Fame 4; Triple "C" Club 3.
Judith Maria Ramirez
Colon. R. !e 1'.
February 14, 1936
"A tireless worker the whole day
long, her life is in tune like a
Dromotic Club 3,4; F.T.A. 3.4; Camera
Club 4, Glre Club 2; Trodewind 4;
Caribbean Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2,3,4;
Varsity Club 4: Intramural Sports 1,
2,3.4; Volleyboll 1,2,3,4; Softball 1,
2.3,4; Basketball 1.2,3,4; Basketball
All-Stars 2,4; Volleyball All-Stars 4;
Library Assistant 2; Cafeteria Assist-
ant 3. Jr-Sr. Prom 3; Assemblies 2,
3,4; Office Assitant 4; Driving Course
Ralph Joseph Reccia
Bronx, New York
November 12, 1936
"Whoever invented work should
have finished it," says our
Glee Club 3; R.O.T.C. 1,2,3; Trade-
wind 4; Caribbean Staff 4; "C" Club
3.4; Football 1,2,3,4; Member of Court
4; Class Assemblies 2,3,4; Brawl Coach
Billy Joe Roberson
February 3, 1934
"A lot of masculinity, adored by
Student Council 4; R.O.T.C. 2; Trade-
wind 4; Caribbean Staff 4; "C" Club
3,4; President 4; Football 2,3,4; Basket-
ball 2,3,4; Track 2,3,4; Member of
Court 4; Assemblies 3,4.
John Robert Robinson
February 3, 1935
"Mechanical minded, Johnny be-
lieves that study should not
interfere with education."
Glee Club 1,2; Band 1,2; R.O.T.C. 1,2,
3,4; Intramural Sports 1; Football 2,
3; Mob 2.3,4.
Electra Marta Rosania
"E. L. E."
Colon. R. de P.
May 24. 1936
"fWe have our own wav of spelling
friendliness . Eletr . .
rare giit of gab."
Student Council 1; Glee Club 1,2.3,
Tradewind 4: Caribbean Staff 4; Pep
Club 1,2,3; Intramural Sports 1,2,3,4,
Class Committees 2; Class Assembly
July 12, 1936
"He grins from ear to ear
In the most disturbing fashion :
He laughs a lot and jo.es a lot
But tor wuork he has no passion."
Rifle Club 1; Gle, Club 1,3,4, R O.T C.
1.2,3,4; Intramural Sports 1,2, Softball
1,2; Football 1.2. Football 2. Track 4;
Hall Duty 1,2,3,4: Dance Committees
3.4; Assembles 1.2,3,4; Cycle Club 3.
Idalia Maria Sarnudio
David, R. de P.
September 6, 1935
"Siweet shCness with a friendly
smile for all."
Glee Club 3; Pep Club 1,2,4, Volley-
ball 1.2; Basketball 1,2; Cafeteria 3,
Class Assembly 3; Spanish Club 2;
Bruce Gordon Sanders, III
Colon. R. d P'.
Septemnlber 28. 1936
"Handsorne, uith a 'tale-it-easC
uwa about him."
Riefl Club 1. G1,e Club 1: Bond 1;
R.O.T.C 1,2,3; Intramural Sports,
Football Football 2,3.4, Track 2,3:
Hall Duty 1,2,3; Asemblies 1,2; Cycle
Panama. RR. t 1P'.
January 5. 1936
"Snmall. sweet. and neat the tYpe
ive call petite."
Dramatic Club 3,4 F.TA. 3,4 GIee
Club 2; Pep Club 1,2,3,4, Library
Assistant 2; Cafeterla Assistant 3; Hall
Dut, 2: Assemblie 2,3,4. Office
Colon. R. Ile P.
November 7, 1934
"f'hen that bhti ra7les wi ith the
feet, he is delinitclt All/ Reef.'"
Torrid Zone Wizards 1.2,4 Glee Club
2; R.O.T.C. 1,2,3,4; "C" Club 3.4;
Baseball 2.3.4, Football 2.3,4; All-
Isthmian Baseball 3; Member of Court
4; Committees 4
Carl Thaddeus Tuttle
October 29. 1934
I "Strong silent type with a big
Band 1,2; ROTC 1,2; "C" Club 1,2,3,
4; Intramural Sports Football 1; Soft-
ball 1,2; Varsity Sports Football 1,2,
3.4; Baseball 4; Track 1,2,3,4; Assem-
blies 1; Mob 3,4.
Isabel Amalia Serventi
June 24. 1935
"Bubbling pep and personality
plus pulchritude personalize
Play Productions 1; Glee Club 1;
Tradewind 4; Caribbean Staff 4; Pep
Club 1,2; Library Assistant 1; Class
Assembly 3; Office Practice 4.
Carlene Ann Taber
Ancon. Canal Zone
December 13, 1936
"A friendly gal who's a sensation
on the gymn floor."
Play Productions 4; Future Teachers of
America 3,4; Historian 4; Camera Club
4; Vice-president 4; Tradewind 4; Ex-
1 ... -rditor 4; Caribbean Staff 4;
: 1 i 3,4; Varsity Club 3,4; In-
tramural Sports 1,2.3.4; Volleyball 1,
2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Softball 1,2,
3,4; All-Stars Volleyball 1,3,4; Basket-
boll 3,4; Softball 3,4; Library Assistant
2; Dance Committees 1,2,3,4; Com-
mencement and Baccalaureate 3; Junior
and Senior Prom 3; Class Assemblies
2,3,4; Drivers Club 4.
Colon. R. dle P.
,July 19. 1936
"'Terrifictally talented with a
bright smile to topl it off."
Student Council 4; S. A, Secretary 4;
Athlh hc Council 3; National Honor So-
city 3.4; Pres,ident 4 Play Produc-
,:, 1,2,3,4; Swing Fever 4; Drama
F.,ivoal 2,3,4; Dramatic Club 2,3,4;
Th,'pioan 4, Future Teachers of Amer-
ica 2,3,4; H ,.trrian 3; '- I. ader 4;
CG.1, Club 1.2,3,4. , i 2,3,4;
t In ram ural Sport, 1,2,3,4; Volleyball
2,3.4; Softball 3,4; Basketball 1,3,4;
Ali-Sltar Voli.iyb ll 3; Library Assist-
ort 2; Commi ttIes, Farewell Bawl 3;
Sand Sni Sor Prorn 3; Commence-
,rii and Baccalourr ote 3; Class A-
.,rnbn, 2.3,4; Opr ning Day Assem-
b1/ 2.4, Hall of F m.. 4
Carlene Ruth Tuttle
June 19, 1936
"Accent on a gracious manner
and a sweet disposition."
Glee Club 1,2; Pep Club 1,2,3; Intra-
mural Sports Softball 1; Volleyball 1,
2, 4; Cafeteria Assistant 3; Class As-
sembly 1; Office Practice 4.
Edda Marilyn Ullrich
Colon, R. de P.
September 5. 1935
i' l.i',. .,..,,. I/ Edda . form-
t1 1. r I, r ,,. i .."
Tradewind 4; Caribbean Staff 4; Pep
Club 1; Cafteria Assistant 3; Hall Duty
I; Committees 4; Class Assemblies 3,4;
Office Practice 4.
Mritt-chu 415. 1'rlin'. ania
"A la/it,'.,nit' 1 iiini n ,miss with a
rapthfit/in~ tilt/f/U.(in (
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3, Fut i ecri i r t Aiiitci As
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Rosalie Ann Young
Panama (l it\. R. Ir I'.
\ugtu-t 1. 1936
"I reflr thing tir tO u m it tin, trn
and a frictnl/l hel/i, ot till.
Cop ,r Club 44 Pe I Cliah 2.4, V r-
,C ub 4 tIntrl oit l ,tpr, 2 4
12,a 1 34 Bia thball 12 43,
S all 1t 2 3 4 All i,.H
4 Bo i,.tban 4, S ttl l[ 4 Junr i
111'lr Pro m 3
Rodolfo T. Smith
Colon. 11. 11- 1.
\ugu.tI 15. 1936
"AI liAl,i'fle lad. quiet atnd
ill ne r/ ."
Ril Club 2 Cam,-ra Club 4, ROTC
1,2,3.4 Var. ty Sport 3,4
We, the graduating class of 1954, being of questionable minds and using no
judgment whatever, do hereby bequeath and bestow to the proletariat, these, our
most treasured possessions, in this, our last will and testament.
G Allen, Mary Lou-her carefree manner to all moody juniors. L
Bringas, Velvia-her gym suit to Alice Chambers L
Didrickson, Marian-her dancing feet to Louise Edmonson
Dignom, Kathryn-the trials, tribulations and joys of the senior class to next year's president
Dinkgreve, Sylvia-her place on the "A" Honor Roll to Elaine Sievers
Fraser, Marie-her brother Andy
George, Carol-the high school to her brother
Geyer, Donna-her shooting eye to Billie Gibson A
Hannigan, Alice-her piccolo to Kathleen Cox
Henriquez, Judy-her Jamboree crown to the luckiest girl in the junior class
Hepburn, Anita-her glasses to anyone who likes to squint
Hickey, Barbara-her football queen crown to any lucky up-and-coming senior
Holgerson, Joan-her "my mother" to next year's "my father"
R Lara, Jilma-her Cadillac to Bill Droste
S Lim, Aurora-her Crackerjack diamond ring to Peggy Roddy
Maccubbin, Ann-her flashbulbs that didn't go off to any deserving (?) camera fiend.
Mann, Sylvia-her place at the quiet senior lunch table to future occupants
McLaren, Diane-her sun glasses for gym class to Pat Roddy
S McNamee, Sheila-her knack for composing new sayings to Louise Tate
Peterson, Mercedes-her ROTC uniform to her sister Shirley
Ramirez, Judy-ad collecting to any calloused future journalist
Rosania, Electra-her red fore-lock to all those who try H202
Samudio, Idalia-her office work to Avril Murray
Santos, Rosa-her long earrings to anyone who can support them
S Serventi, Isabel-her ability to drive to some poor unsuspecting soul
Taber, Carlene-her laugh to anyone who has nerve enough to use it
Tagaropulos, Maricha-her musical fingers to her cousin Cookie
Tuttle, Carlene-her typing ability to Betty Smith
Ullrich, Edda-her quiet ways to Alice Prudence Lim
Vandergrift, Arlene-her load of books to Diane Scheidegg
Young, Rosalie-her charming personality to Esther Reynolds
Attia, Ezra-his trigonometry problems to ????? W
B Brennan, John-his terrific typing speed to his sister Joan
Catanzaro, Thomas-his CHS spirit to the juniors
Chin, Theodore-The American Institutions class to all work-loving juniors
Chitrit, Nessim-his physique to Diego Alfaro
Cockle, Dale-his West Point appointment to Victor Fisher
Cox, Lawrence-his motor scooter exhaust to Don Smith
O Cunningham, Richard-his polka routine to Joel Storch
Delaney, John-his periodical visit to the office to George Harris
Didier, Eugene-his ease to bluff teachers to Gene McGaughy
Dyer, Earl-his "JD" mob to Murray Corrigan
Ferro, Gilbert-his stiff ROTC uniform to Joe Lowe
Forrest, Ernesto-his driving ability and police record to Tony Noboa
1 Hatgi, John-his shortstop position to Louie Taber
Hayes, John-his middle name to Dudley Smith
Hodges, Robert-his charming way with Miss Liter to Mike Letchko
Hughes, Thomas-his pitching mound to anyone who can stand on it
Leon, Maurice-his place on the bench to Kaiser Bazan
Lessard, Charles-leaves Miss Liter and CHS
S Newhard, Bruce-his famous hot temper to Mike Morrison
Platkevich, George-his magic violin to Pat Moedl
Reccia, Ralph-his Brooklyn accent to all rebels L
Roberson, Billy Joe-his JC sports personality to any lucky basketball player
Robinson, John-his three o'clock smoke to Lee Cotton
Roscoe, Kenneth-his six years' worth of uncompleted homework to Bill Price
Sosso, Richard-his dancing technique to Roland Lees
Smith, Rudy-his mustache to Rupert Chin
Tuttle, Carl-his well-known conceit to Stan (the mania Smith
Vila, Alexis-his place in the honor society to anyone who can hold the torch
So it is, with the fondest of memories and many smiles we leave, convinced that we
were most fortunate to be members of the immortal Class of 1954.
rhe iqii tall of JFamne -- Mr. and iibss C1.El. .
HL,~~~ ~~ --,'y A ,- : ,'A^ .. ij
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"They hold the winning hand" ......
"They make everyone's game gay" .....
r;l ~I I
R A ;1~~Lc-~J~C~E1
lost tikelu to &uccted
"They play their cards just right" .....
"Jacks of all trades" .....
, ost studious
"Concentration and study prevails
in their every game . "
"They are the experts in any game" ....
MARY LOU ALLEN
J : '" "'
"They really can cut up the cards .....
"They add the class to the deck" .....
1-'r. f*e w*
"The sharpest-looking cards in the deck . "
Mr & Miss CHS
Barbara Hickey &
Judy Henriquez &
Tom Catanzaro &
Mjrran Didrickson &
Mercedes Peterson &
so Lff.J&A, XA
Maricha Tagaropulos & Alexis Vila
John Hatgi & Aurora Lim
As the tent grew dark and the lone candle played
its weird light on the lined, aged face of an old
fortune teller, Sam Senior waited for the answer to
his question. "What's in the future for the class of
'54? Will we succeed?" The old woman picked up a
deck of dirty worn cards and began dealing them
out on the sticky linoleum table top. Her wrinkled
hands moved deftly as an obscure look shadowed
her face with mystery. Sam watched the faded cards
and then, looking up, saw that the parched lips were
beginning to move.
"In the cards I see a very fine future for your
class. It will be a credit to the world. Ach, yes, a
credit! So much fame, so much distinction, so much
renown. First I see Kay Dignam running for the
President of the United States, and aha! that famous
speaker, her campaign manager, Ralph Reccia, is
predicting a landslide. It is rumored, through Rosalie
Young, the President of Panama's secretary, that the
first lady of Panama, the former Electra Rosania, is
going to invite her to come to Panama on a good-will
tour. That famed pilot, Maurice Leon, has already
offered his service to fly the next president to Pan-
ama, and everything seems to be a certainty.
"And I see more great things. Things that have
never happened before. What's this, a yellow
streak? No, it is Charles Lessard completing his
much-publicized jet trip to the moon. And Bruce New-
hard, following in Clyde Beatty's shoes, has gone far
into the depths of the Brazilian jungle, exhibiting
courage beyond the call of duty. Then I see Miss
Velvia Bringas, after much dispute, has finally won
out to become the first woman editor of the New
"Richard Cunningham is now a rear admiral in
the Navy and is trying to change, at the request of
his mates, Alan Alama and John Robinson, the sched-
ules to a four month enlistment at any place the
person wishes to be assigned with a three month
vacation. This, he says, is guaranteed to bring them
in. Dale Cockle, the Chief of the Army, is trying
to help pass this bill in Congress, with Congressman
Tom Catanzaro, the famed debator, being its guiding
light on the Senate floor.
"In Europe, many of your stars are performing.
The race of the ages is against that speed-demon on
the motorcycle, Bob Connard, and that whiz on
wheels, Isabel Serventi. At all the famous night spots
all over Europe, we see the billboards advertising that
versatile dancing team of Marian Didrickson and
Donna Geyer. In Spain it seems that doctor Alexis
Vila has recruited some excellent American nurses
to work in his new hospital, which is financed by that
poor-little-rich-boy, Ted Chin. These nurses are
Sylvia Dinkgreve, Carlene Taber, Arlene Vander-
grift, and Diane McLaren.
"Many of your people seem to have business in
New York," the old woman continued. "In the head-
lines I see the famous case of John Delany vs. Carl
Tuttle with the brilliant criminal lawyer, Tony Dyer,
defending Mr. Delany. The arresting cop was "Eagle
Eye" Forrest. Also the news is concerned with the
excellent performances at Carnegie Hall. Seems like
George Platkevich on the violin and Maricha Tagaro-
pulos at the piano are taking New York by storm.
"In the romantic side I see quite a few of your
girls have gotten married. Carol George has settled
down and Aurora Lim went to Venezuela to hook her
millionaire. Mercedes Peterson also had millionaires
on her mind when she went to Texas to get herself
an oilman. And oh, my, I see that Edda Ulrich was
just voted mother-of-the-year for taking such good
care of her twelve kids. Judy Henriquez has become
quite the famous horsewoman and her noted dude
ranch is the center of many social activities.
"As I look closer at the cards I see that the sports
world is going to have many boys from your class
competing in it. Topper Didier is the playing coach
of the Minneapolis Lakers. Jody Roberson is the All-
American football star. Tommy Hughes is still nurs-
ing his hand from a handshaking session after Ladies'
Day at the New York Stadium. And in the 1956
Olympics, I see John Hayes dominating the basket-
"Ann Maccubbin has followed in Oveta Culp
Hobby's footsteps and has Mary Lou Allen as her
special assistant. Marie Fraser and Sylvia Mann are
the famous dress designers in Judy Ramirez's exclu-
sive dress shop in Hollywood. Rosa Santos was the
interior decorator of the shop and I see that she has
done an excellent job. Ach, yes, an excellent job.
Anita Hepburn is now writing a sequel to Rip Van
Winkle and Jilma Lara is the founder of the new
Puerto Rican Republic. Carlene Tuttle is the rotating
secretary of such famous engineers as Robert Hodges,
Ezra Attia, and Jack Brennan. Richard Sasso is taking
care of dogs and cats and also Babs Hickey, who is
the veterinarian's private nurse.
"Featured in Alice Hannigan's all-girl band is the
golden-throat girl, Joan Holgerson. Idalia Samudio
is a hard-working teacher of home economics. Larry
Cox is a lonely forest ranger in North Dakota. I see
that his girl turned him down. Rudy Smith and Gil-
bert Ferro are a famous frogman team and John
Hatgi is seen ardently pulling teeth.
"I see Sheila McNamee, the world traveler, sailing
into New York harbor aboard the S. S. Mob which
is piloted by Ken Roscoe, and Bruce Sanders is the
unfailing, brave captain."
Slowly the old woman laid down her cards; then
looking up again, she concluded the interview. "Yes,
Sam Senior, I see great things for your class. Ach,
I know, for it is in the cards and the cards never lie!"
BABY PICS (opposite page)-1. Carl Tuttle, 2. Etta Ullrch, 3. Tom Hughes, 4. Ann Maccubbin, 5. Aurora Lim, 6. Idalia Samudio, 7. Corlene Tuttle, 8. Ralph
Reccia, 9. Sylvia Dinkgreve, 10. Bruce Newhard, 11. Mary Lou Allen, 12. Sheila McNamee, 13. Velvia Bringas, 14. Donna Geyer, 15. John Hatgi, 16.
Joan Holgerson, 17. Nessim Chitrit, 18. George Platkevitch, 19. Carlene Taber, 20. Barbara Hickey, 21. Mercedes Peterson, 22. Kay Dignom, 23. Jack
Brennan, 24. Judy Ramirez, 25. Charles Lessard, 26. Diane McLaren, 27. Gilbert Ferro, 28. John Hayes, 29. Moricho Tagoropulos. 30. Dick Cunningham,
31. Tom Catanzaro, 32. Rosalie Young, 33. Rosa Santos, 34. Sylvia Mann, 35. Marie Fraser.
MARY ANN BRASSEL
JOSEPH LOWE JOAN McKENZIE
AVRIL MURRAY CAROL NEWHARD
TERRY POWELL ANTONIO PRENZLAU
PATRICIA RODDY ANTONIA ROSADO
FRESHMAN --- SOPHOMORE BRAWL
SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS
Standing: Nancy Montibello, president; Joe Hannigan, vice-president.
Seated: Louise Tate, secretary; Mary Orr, treasurer.
Ricardo Le Roy
Jock Robert Judy
MacKaig MacSparran Malcolm
Standly St phenson
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
sI I i "I -
HENRY MIZRACHI, President
WAYNE WALL, Vice-Pres. JANET SWICEGOOD, Secy.-Treasurer
James Gail George
Maccubbin Macpherson Mercier
Roy Betty Fred Danny Bill Juan Nello John Car
Perkins Phillippi Pritham Ramsey Rankin Rodriguez Resania Rowan San
C (r El Rg E FRESHMEN
Shep Kenny Janet Jeanette Judy
Shine Stone Swicegood Swicegood Tipton
the "Wild Cards"
One purpose of the STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION is to promote
unity among the students.
This vital organization has for its members nearly all the
student body which elects a Student Council consisting of four
officers and a representative from each homeroom. The Assistant
Treasurer is appointed.
Officers for 1953-1954 were Tom Catanzaro (president, first
semester), Diane Scheidegg (vice president, first semester, and
president, second semester), Maricha Tagaropulos (secretary), Top-
per Didier (treasurer), and Alice Chambers (assistant treasurer).
Carol Newhard was elected vice president for the second semester.
Mr. Jacques Cook served as sponsor.
Through the purchase of membership tickets, the students re-
ceive the "Trade Wind," CARIBBEAN, and admission to all school
dances, plays and athletic contests. All the awards-sports, dra-
matics, music-are provided for by the SA.
Front row left to right : Tom Catanzaro, Diane Scheidegg, Maricha Togaropulos, Topper Didier, and Alice Chambers; Second row
left to right: Jack Dougan, Stan Smith, Bob Williford, Kaiser Bazan, Carol Newhard, Sylvia Dinkgreve, Pat Maedl, Larry Cox,
Charles Lessord, Donna Humphrey, and Sandra Keane. Insert: Mr. Jacques Cook, sponsor.
The Athletic Council is composed of Student Association
alternates elected by each homeroom, and the Vice Presi-
dent and Assistant Treasurer of the SA. The Council is in
charge of the gate at all sport events in which CHS par-
This year's officers were Diane Scheidegg, President,
and Alice Chambers, Treasurer. The sponsor was Mr.
Front row (left to right : Diane Delany, Diane Scheidegg, Judy Henriquez, Jean Janko, Velvia Bringas. Second row left to right
John Coffey, Modelon Gorrett, Alice Chambers, Sandra Motta, Pat Kelly, Ernie Rodriquez. Insert: Mr. Eugene Gregg, sponsor.
National Honor Society
The Caribbean Chapter of the National Honor
Society, sponsored by Miss Jeanne Brown, requires
its members to be outstanding in Character, Scholar-
ship, Leadership, and Service. The members are:
Maricha Tagaropulos, president, Alexis Vila, vice
president, Barbara Hickey, secretary, Alice Hannigan,
treasurer, Mary Lou Allen, Charles Lessard, Marian
Didrickson, Ann Maccubbin, George Platkevich, Carol
Newhard, Diane Scheidegg and Don Smith.
Quill and Scroll
Quill and Scroll is an
honor society which recog-
nizes outstanding high
school journalists. In or-
der to become a member
a student must be in the
upper half of his class, and
have done superior jour-
Pictured left to right
are: 1st row: Aurora Lim.
2nd row: Tom Catanzaro,
Velvia Bringas, Marian
Didrickson, Ann Maccub-
bin, and Mr. Carl Serger,
Pictured left to right are: 1st row: Ann Maccubbin, secretary; Diane McLaren, president; Sylvia
Mann, treasurer. 2nd row. Marian Didrickson, Marie Fraser, Margaret Leigh, Andrea Armstrong.
3rd row: John Stevens, Polly Pincus, Sally Morland, Bernadette Lees, Doris Pabon.
The Torrid Zone Wizards was organized in 1942 by Mr. Carl Maedl.
All members must have a good scholastic standing and have taken an
active interest in science classes.
Many events contributed to
a full and profitable year for
all NAHS members-a field
trip, two luncheons, and ex-
hibits and the initiation of
new members. It was organ-
ized by Miss Mary Worrell in
1943. Mr. Jarvis succeeded
Miss Worrell as sponsor upon
1st row: Felipe Garcia, Rupert Chin, Tom Gibson, Alexis Vila, president, George Platkevich, vice president, Ezra Attia. 2nd row: Mr.
Pfau, sponsor, Andy Blakely, Jack Brennan, Babs Hickey, Diane Scheidegg, secretary, Merilyn Chan, Charles Lessard, John Hatgi, Richard
Sasso. 3rd row: Alice Chambers, Danny George, Stan Smith, Topper Didier, Larry Cox, Don Smith.
1 .1 "
Organized in 1944 to stimulate interest in the
theatrical arts, the Dramatics Club has become one
of the most active clubs in Cristobal High. With the
support of this club the dramatic productions this
year were most successful.
One of the greatest honors a member of the
Dramatics Club can receive is membership to the
National Thespian Society. To be eligible for Thes-
pian membership a student must earn ten points on
some phase of dramatics throughout the school year.
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Front row: A. Hannigan, A. Rosado, C. Hauser, P. Pincus, J. Cookson, V. Bringas, R. Santos, M. Chan and Maricha Tagaropulos.
2nd row: A. Vandergrift, V. Dignam, J. Romirez, S. Rosello, A. Maccubbin, M. Fernandez, M. L. Allen, and M. Didrickson. 3rd row:
C. Taber, D. Hannigan, S. McNamee, Miss Anderson, D. McLaren, L. Bailey, D. Geyer, and C. George. This year's officers were: Alice
Hannigan, president, Carol Newhard, vice president, and Leolia Bailey, secretary.
The Future Teachers of America, under the sponsorship of Miss Adamary Anderson,
is a club in which the members make an effort to become acquainted with fundamentals
of the teaching profession.
The "21" Club consists of twenty-one members, each representing one of the
twenty-one Latin American Republics. Each member is assigned a Latin American coun-
try about which to seek information and to write an essay of 800 to 1,500 words.
Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Guest speakers
are invited from time to time to talk on various Latin American Republics.
The aim of the "21" Club is to advance Pan-americanism. The club is sponsored by
the Cristobal-Colon Rotary Club.
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Left to right, Ist row: Robert Taylor, Ezra Attia, Demetrio Tagaropulos, Anthony Noboa, Alexis Vila, Barry Davison, George Mercier.
Middle row: Kaiser Bazon, Larry Cox, George Gerchow, Dario Gonzalez, William Stevens, George Plakevich, Felipe Garcia, Mr. James
Stearns, sponsor. Back row Lamoine Werlein, Dale Cockle, John Albright, Dick Cunningham, Bruce Newhard.
CRISTOBAL JUNIOR RIFLE CLUB
The Cristobal Junior Rifle Club, probably the largest club in CHS, has
a membership of sixty-three, thirty-five of which are really active. There
are plenty of rifle matches during the year, giving lots of opportunities for
winning medals and other awards. The officers for this year are Johnny
Hatgi, President; Johnny Albright, Vice-President; Diane Scheidegg, Secre-
tary-Treasurer, and Donna Geyer, Executive Officer.
The Cristobal Junior Rifle Club Var-
sity is composed of the ten top shooters
of the club. Last year, teams from the
Varsity beat every rifle team on both
sides of the isthmus, coming in first in
the Gallery League. They also placed
fifth in the nation in the U. S. Postal
THE VARSITY The "Annie Oakleys" of the club
have really been shooting it up and
THE GIRLS' RIFLE TEAM
can give any team keen competition.
These gals also placed with the top
shooters of the nation.
Donna Geyer and Johnny Hatgi both have
won the Distinguished Rifleman Medal. This
Medal is the highest award in Junior shooting.
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R. O. T. C.
Top rating on Field Night was the highlight of the
ROTC year. Other successful events included the
"Battalion Review," an informal dance held early in
January, and the Awards Ball at the Coco Solo Of-
Since 1950, the first year of the Cristobal High
School Reserve Officers' Training Corps, the Corps
has steadily improved, in both appearance and
knowledge. The reviews this year were of an un-
usually high calibre; the most important being in
honor of Major General L. J. Whitlock, Commanding
U. S. Army Caribbean, who arrived by helicopter.
The Rifle Team, sponsored by Sgt. Lewis Segal,
and Usher Squads were two successful functions in
which the boys gave freely of their time; resulting
in the student body's having greater pride in the Unit.
Captain Lober was a vital factor in the better-
ment of the Corps. It was through his time, knowl-
edge, and ability that the cadets put forth their best
efforts. The Sergeants-"Scotty" Mclnnes, Lewis Se-
gal, and Robert Robinson-also displayed spirit and
willingness to add to the prestige of the ROTC and
to Cristobal High School.
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Focus ... shutter speed ... light-
ing ... trick photography-all these
items were covered by the Camera
Club sponsored by Sgt. Mclnnes.
Various styles of cameras were
made available to club members
free of cost.
Members are: 1st row: Carlene Taber, vice president, Ann Maccubb;n president Syla
Dinkgreve, secretary-treasurer (not pictured). 2nJ r.: Jack Dougan Alexs Vila
Bootsie Levis. 3rd row: Donna Geyer, Leolia Bailer Mar.e. Fra;i Kay D.gnam Frank
Alberag. 4th row: Virginia Chan, Marilyn Char E:'er Re-c,ild D.ane Schcidegg
Dennis White. 5th row: Felipe Garcia, Ted Chin, Eduardo Vila Rupert Ch.n
Pictured left to right ore: Antonietta Capi-
tani, Sally Bigelow and Diana Brittel who
help Miss Brown (seated), librarian, keep
our up-to-date, well-stocked library in per-
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C. H. S. MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The CHS Band has given us enjoyable
music at many of our school activities.
This year, for the first time, the CHS and
the BHS bands got together and gave com-
bined concerts at both Cristobal and Balboa.
The also played at the dedication of the
The bands played under the joint direc-
tion of Mr. Victor Herr of BHS and Mr. O. E.
Jorstod of CHS.
C. H. S. GLEE CLUB
Could you imagine CHS without music?
Certainly not, for music has become part of
the spirit of our school. Assemblies, Pro-
grams, Games, Holidays, Graduation, Bac-
calaureate-all have been gloriously high-
lighted with our music. Special programs of
the year were the Christmas Festival and the
Spring Music Festival all featuring the Glee
Club, Orchestra and Band. All have been
produced under the capable hand of our
Director, Mr. Oswald E. Jorstad.
C. H. S. ORCHESTRA
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1953- 1954 CHEERLEADERS
Left to right: Betty Smith, Helene deBoyrie, Joan MacKenzie, Pat Kelly, Sandra Motto, Barbara Hickey,
Shirley Peterson, Mercedes Peterson.
The cheerleaders deserve a lot of credit for their loyal support, fighting spirit, and
leadership at all the games. Whether the day was fair or stormy you would always
find them there cheering their team on to victory.
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We're from CHS and No One Could Be Prouder!
2ueen Barbara I
Highlighting the year's football activities was the crowning of the football queen
by Captain Jody Roberson at the annual Homecoming Dance. Included in the court
were Mercedes Peterson escorted by John Hayes; Mary Lou Allen escorted by Larry Cox;
Marian Didrickson escorted by Ralph Reccia; and Judy Henriquez escorted by Richard
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From the Football Jamboree to the Bal-
boa Relays for the boys, and from the first
volleyball serve to the final basketball
whistle for the girls, Cristobal High School
had a full and enjoyable sports year. It
was a year punctuated with
thrills and disappointments, -,
with excitement and, some---
To the coaches Mrs.
O'Brien, Mr. Palumbo, and
Mr. Moser-and to the many
boys and girls who wore Cris-
tobal's fighting colors, go our
thanks and admiration for a
great 1953-1954 sports
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GIRLS' VARSITY CLUB
The Girls' Varsity is an exclusive sports club. It is composed only of
the girls who have proved themselves outstanding in sports. To become
a member a girl must participate in at least two all-star sports in one year.
BOYS' "C" CLUB
To be a mem-
ber of the Boys'
"C" Club is one
of the highest
honors an athlete
may achieve in
CHS. A boy must
letter in a Varsity
sport and then
must be voted in-
to the club.
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Ben Favorite. Center:
John Spiotta. Right
Row: Stan Smith, Ralph
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Top Row: Eugene Didier, Carl Tuttle, Bill Price. Left:
Bob Connard, Richard Sasso.
Standing: A. Naboa, M. Perez, D. Tagaropulos, M. Quezada, J. Hayes, J. Roberson, D. Smith, Coach P. Moser. Kneeling: J. Hatgi,
D. Smith, E. Didier, E. Smith, S. Morris, C. Lessard.
Champs again! For the fifth straight year, Cristobal's varsity basket-
ball team enjoyed a winning interscholastic season. Showing deft ball
h.irr.dhr.g and accurate shooting, the Tigers played every game hard and
Standing: R. Henson, A. Robinette, A. Lung, F. Phillippi, B. Price, N. Lamis, R. Chin,
Coach L. Palumbo. Kneeling: T. Head, J. Longo, D. Garcia, L. Palumbo, D. Haw-
thorne, R. Lowe.
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43 ............. ..........Junior College 32
56 ...........................Balboa High 32
37 ... ...................Junior College 35
34 .. ............. Balboa High 21
45 ....................Junior College 36
25 ....... ...........Athletic Club 40
41 ...........................Athletic Club 42
The 4th Annual Football Jamboree was
one of the school year's "High Lights."
Four powerful football teams fought hard
for the beautiful trophy donated to the
winners by the firm Smoot and Hunnicutt.
Judy Henriquez was chosen as Cristobal's
All four teams were lied al six points
each, and s;nce defense was the next point
of consideration. Junior Colleges Green
Wa/es walked away with the honors.
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Front row, L. to R.: Marie Fraser, Carlene Taber (capt.), Louise Edmonson. Back row, L. to R.: Judy
Ramirez, Diane Hannigan, Diane Scheidegg, Alice Hannigan, Betty Smith, Carol Newhard, Mary Lou
Allen. Not pictured: Aurora Lim, Shelia McNamee.
Front row, L. to R.: Donna Humphrey, Toddy Dignam, Doris Pabon (capt.), Velvia Bringas, Carolyn
Sanders. Back row, L. to R.: Peggy Roddy, Rosalie Young, Eileen Rodgers, Sandra Motta, Elaine
Sievers, Shirley Peterson, Jeanette Swicegood.
Front row L. to R.:Betty Smith, Alice Hannigan, Jean Janko, Carol Newhard, Corlene Taber, Mary
Jo Aycock. Back row, L. to R.: Diane Hannigan, Marcy Rudge, Louise Edmonson (capt.), Diane
Scheidegg, Marie Fraser. Not pictured: Aurora Lim.
Front row, L. to R : Eileen Rodgers, Margaret Leigh, Peggy Roddy (capt.), Velvia Bringas, Alice
Lim. Back row, L. to R.: Toddy Dignam, Rosalie Young, Doris Pabon, Diane Heres, Shirley Peterson,
Judy Tipton, Patty Maedl.
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bered as a good yea k.
FRONT ROW: Mary Ann Brassel, Sheil McNamee, Donna Geyer, Velvio Bringos Judy Romirez, Isabel Serventi. BACK ROW: Mr.
Carl Serger (sponsor), Electra Rosania, Ann Maccubbin, Carlene to ber. Marie Fraser, Marion Didrickson, Tom Catanzaro. Not pictured
Ralph Reccao, Jody Roberson, Joan Holgerson, Eddo Ulrich, and Aurora Lim.
The Journalism Class of 1953-54 hopes that you have enjoyed this "Big Deal." It
has taken many "aces" and "wild cards" to put together what we hope will be remem-
bered as a good yearbook.
We're especially grateful to Sosa Studios of Panama City; to Wayne Wall who
took most of our non-portrait pictures; to Mr. Ben Granger of the St. Petersburg Printing
Co., our printers; to the administration and staff of Cristobal High School, whose co-
operation was certainly appreciated; and to all the students who did what they could
to help us.
Tom Catanzaro was editor of the "Big Deal," Donna Geyer was in charge of
art work, and Sheila MacNamee was business manager.
Thanks For a Great Deal - -
Yes, CHS thanks and promises patronage to the business men of
Colon who advertise in school publications.
To our PUSHING PATRONS, listed below, goes our gratitude, too.
We hope their investment in this 1954 Caribbean gives them a great
deal of pleasure.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Catanzaro
Sgt. and Mrs. Douglas A. Mclnnes
Capt. and Mrs. William J. Lober, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Oberholtzer
Mr. and Mrs. Duke Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Catanzaro
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Brogie
Sgt. and Mrs. Lewis Segal
Capt. and Mrs. Earl J. Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. "Smitty"
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McNamee
Mr. and Mrs. Sixto Ramirez
Mrs. Carolina Hilzinger
Cmdr. and Mrs. A. L. Maccubbin
Mrs. Marie K. Fraser
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Pretto
Mr. Edmund Ullrich
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Serger
Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Dicosta
Mr. Terrance R. McNamee
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Cox
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Didier
Mrs. E. J. Dignam
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Sievers
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Edmonson
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Reccia
Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Geyer
Capt. and Mrs. C. G. Didrickson
Senior Girls' Lunch Table
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Newhard
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Taber
Mr. H. M. Fraser
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