Class of 1961

 

"Golden Sands of Time . . . " Another graduating class 

This was second class to graduate from Johnson High School.
 

What was happening when these classmates graduated:

The cold war continued to worsen with the USSR exploding some very large bombs during testing and then masterminding the building of the Berlin Wall, which separated East from West Berlin; America sent a battle group to Germany; Americans and Russians glared at each other across the border. Due to this uncertainty, many Americans built backyard fallout shelters in preparation for nuclear war. To make matters worse the Americans financed anti-Castro Cubans for an invasion at the Bay of Pigs, which was an unmitigated disaster. The Soviets put the first man in space in April, Yuri Gagarin followed by the US in May with Alan Shepard. Popular music included Chubby Checker's “Pony Time” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by the Shirelles. The top movies included "West Side Story" and "The Parent Trap.”
 

JHS Teachers during 1961 school year:

JHS Administration:

Joseph Blackstead, Gordon W. Berry

Sue Ledgerwood, Helen Miyuzuki, Miyoko Iwasawa

Counselors: Henry Foley

Language, Library, Social Studies:

Catherine Ewing, Richard Hearn, Norma Atkins, Elizabeth Louis Brown, Maurice Bursett, Florence Chamberlin, Dorothy Chang, Gary Dietzen, Robert Lungren, John Richard, Russell Shellhammer, Eleanor Vassey, Tara Kubota

Math & Science:

Audry Kopp, Monte Kruse, John Beers, Jean Senkin, Frances Weeks, Shizu Kaneko

The Arts: Music, Commercial Home:

Arthur Hedberg, James Hedberg, susan Dougherty, Yoko Hirohita

Vocational:
Richard Hasslen, Childress McQueen,

Physical Education:
Pat Fletcher, Arthur Hedberg, James Hedberg, Caroline Strong

 

1961 Class Officers

The second graduating class of Johnson High School elected their class officers:

  • Pat Claney, President
  • Bill Cherko, Vice President
  • Bev Paulsen, Secretary-Treasurer

Senior Class Sponsors:

  • Norma Atkins
  • Richard Hearn
  • Catherine Ewing

 

 

Varsity Basketball

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Coach

List of members

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Game Stats 9-3

JHS 50 - YAMOTO 45
JHS 67 - NARIMASU 51
JHS 31 - ZAMA 34
JHS 48 - ASIJ 35
JHS 40 - CAJ 51
JHS 52 - YOHI 42

JHS 45 - YOHI 59
JHS 46 - NARIMASU 44
JHS 55 - ZAMA 38
JHS 69 - ASIJ 56
JHS 62 - CAJ 61
JHS 55 - YOHI 47

Varsity Football

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Captains:

Football Game Stats

JHS 00 - ZAMA 13
JHS 08 - YAMATO 06
JHS 07 - YOHI 12
JHS 06 - NARIMASU 12

JHS 00 - ZAMA 07
JHS 13 - YAMATO 22
JHS 06 - YOHI 18
JHS 06 - NARIMASU 20

(Post Season Games)
JHS 25 - Bulldogs 6
JHS 26 - Nihon 14

 

Baseball Team (Coach Hawkes)

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Swimming Team (Coach Kilty)

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Golf Team (Henry Matzumoto)

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JHS Track Team (Coach Cawley)

 

 

 

JHS Cheerleaders

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JHS Activities