Ranger Exes Memorial-TX - RHS Class of 1960 Class History

RHS-1960 Class Day GRADUATES STARTED TO SCHOOL IN 1948 (Ranger Times) by Frances Veale Long ago seems the fall day in 1948 when a group of scrubbed but smiling children trudged into the first grade at Hodges Oak Park, Young, and St. Rita's. Walter, Sandra, Barbara Craig, Linda, Norma Gayle, Bobby, Sally, Jimmy Needham, Johnny, Marinell, and Voncille started school life at Hodges while Jack, Glenda, Sue, Alfred, Rita Underwood, Jerry Hamilton, Charles White, and Nellie Sue went to Young. The second grade in Hodges welcomed Jimmie Stroud from a school in New Mexico and Mary Kay from St. Rita's. Patsy Vinson entered the second grade at Young. From St. Rita's, Mike and Karen entered the third grade at Hodges; and Pat Graham and Nancy joined the Hodges' fourth grade. Mac from St. Rita's joined the fifth grade at Young. Thomas joined the sixth grade class at Hodges. Rozelle and I, from Bullock, came to Hodges' sixth grade. Barbara was born in Ranger and moved with her family to Roscoe, TX, at the age 5. When they returned to Ranger, she joined the fifth grade class at Young School. In the sixth at Young, cheerleaders were Carol Phillips, Nellie Sue, Rita, Nancy Warren and Barbara Crabb. Norma Gayle and Kathy were cheer- leaders in 6th grade at Hodges. We changed not only grades but also buildings. Awed by our surroundings at first, we soon became accustomed to life in junior high. During the seventh grade we added Jerry Anderson and Homer to our ranks. Jerry Wilson and Don Adams joined us in the eighth grade. In the fall of 1956 a band of freshmen entered the halls of Ranger High School. Our class officers were Karen, Barbara Crabb, and Norma Gayle. Jimmy Needham was elected class favorite. Jerry Anderson and Homer were on the football team. Barbara Crabb and Jerry Anderson were elected Best Sports. Oh, happy the day when we became sophomores! Important? Yes! Big? Yes! Ignorant? Oh, no! Class officers for the year were Jerry Anderson, Barbara Crabb, Mary Kay, Mike, and Norma Gayle. Nina joined us during our sophomore year. Karen was our class favorite. Barbara Crabb was Personality Plus. In football were Jerry Anderson & Charles White. Mary Kay was a majorette. Jimmy Burnett played basketball. Our junior year was truly a successful one. It seems as if we had as many good times as a class could ask. We welcomed Rita Sipes, Bill, Gail, and Richard. Linda Drennan rejoined our class after having moved away while in grade school. We elected Nellie Sue, Linda, Walter, Barbara Crabb, and Marinell as class officers; Bill and Nellie Sue, class favorites; and Norma Gayle, FFA Sweetheart. Barbara Crabb and Walter were elected Best All Around and Personality Plus, respectively. Jerry Anderson and Homer were on the football team. Linda Drennan was a majorette. Our junior class play, "Act Your Age," was full of fun, frolic, and sailors. We felt repaid for all the work we had done when our junior/senior banquet, "Candy- land," was a success. Before the year was over, we had ordered our rings and were already beginning to feel a little like seniors. The dawning of our senior year brought our class together for the last year in high school. We added Don Chatham, Sharron Jones, Buddy Prather, and Nedra Hodges to our class. Walter, Nellie Sue, Linda, Gail, and Barbara Crabb were class officers, Our senior favorites were Jerry Wilson and Rita Underwood. Our football boys were Charles White, Jerry Anderson, Bill, Homer, Richard, and Bobby. The boys chose Norma Gayle as Football Sweetheart. Our cheerleaders were Gail and Mary Kay. Norma Gayle and Barbara served as cheerleaders for four years. Linda Drennan was drum major, and Rita Sipes was a majorette. Don Chatham and Jerry Wilson lettered in basketball. Basketball Sweetheart was Linda Drennan. Norma Gayle and Barbara Crabb were cheerleaders 6th grade thru 12th. Two of our class members served on the student council: Jerry Anderson as president and Norma Gayle as secretary. Campus King and Queen were Walter and Barbara Crabb; Most Likely to Succeed, Mary Kay; Personality Plus, Bobby and Gail. Rita Sipes was Band Sweetheart. Linda Drennan received the DAR Citizenship Award. Our senior play, "The Perfect Idiot," was full of hilarity, hoax, and hypnotism. On April Fool's Day we all enjoyed one last fling at childhood. We seniors enjoyed being guests at "Gay Paree," the junior/senior banquet. The class would like to thank our sponsors, Mrs. Deffebach and Mrs. Hagaman, for all they have done for us. These are only the highlights of the past twelve years. There are memories in each of our minds that could never be written as part of a class history, but that are vital to our individual histories. Now we are looking forward to the senior trip, baccalaureate, and commencement together. RHS-1960 Class Day (Newsletter courtesy of Mike Herrington)