O-W Senior High School
(Pages 10 & 11)
Row One, Left to Right: L. Clark, J. Bjorn, D. Arola
Row Two, Left to Right: D. Burhop, E. Kangas, J. Svenson, K. Thorson, A.
Row Three, Left to Right: B. Johnson, D. Missling, S. Emmerson, S.
L. Stewart, D. Sluzewski, E. Melin, J. Auburg, L. Kurhais
Row Four, Left to Right: L. Carlson, P. Wagener, G. Frtiz, S. Zimbal, R.
S. Lew, J. Melbinger, C. Keskimaki, E. Christensen, B. George, G. Simon
Standing: L. Ciokiewicz, V. LePage
Row One, Left to Right: A. Zalbasky, K. Potocnik, R. Fritz
Row Two, Left to Right: N. Himes, R. Anderson, F. Hendriks, A. Mills, J.
Row Three, Left to Right: B. Sommer, B. Munson, P. Gustafson, E. Duval,
P. Jarchow, C. Allen, S. Hardrath, R. Holopainen, R. Cieslik
Row Four, Left to Right: J. Peterson, D. Jablonic, B. Petersen, D.
Kozikoski, J. Hawks, C. Thompson, R. Miller, L. Bulgrin, C. Wirtala, B.
Amacher, J. Habighorst
Row Five, Left to Right: J. Rasmusen, D. Manglos, J. Albert
Standing: B. Fritsch, Mr. Schulze
The band, with Mr. Schulze as director, is one of the most active
organizations in school. Rehearsals are held every other day during
fourth period, plus lessons once a week for each group of instruments.
The band practiced very diligently for their performances at the
football games. After football season it was time to concentrate on
Concert Band. The first major event was the Musical-Merry-Go-Round,
which the band sponsored.
After Thanksgiving vacation the band practiced for the Christmas
Concert, which was presented jointly with the Chorus.
Standing: A. Mills
First Row: E. Duval, C. Allen, P. Jarchow, J. Grimes, M. McCorison, J.
Row Two: L. Ciokiewicz, L. Kurhais, E. Melin, D. Sluzewski, B. Sommer,
B. Munson, K. Potocnik
Row Three: L. Bulgrin, B. Amacher, J. Habighorst, D. Jablonic
Row One, Left to Right: F. Hendriks, P. Gustafson, J. Svenson, K.
Thorson, D. Burhop, E. Kangas, J. Bjorn, L. Clark, K. Potocnik, R. Fritz
Row Two, Left to Right: C. Allen, P. Jarchow, J. McCorison, J. Grimes,
J. Auberg, E. Christensen, C. Keskimaki, B. Sommer, B. Munson
Row Three, Left to Right: J. Rasmusen, J. Albert, R. Miller, C. Wirtala,
J. Peterson, D. Jablonic
Row Four, Left to Right: Mr. Schulze, D. Arola, L. Ciokiewicz, V. LePage
Row One, Left to Right: V. Raatz, J. Bucheger, S. Hardrath, K.
Potocnik, P. Prock, C. Will, I. Christman, M. Larsen, P. Chudyk, P.
Twarowski, J. Schindler, Mrs. Decker, Instructor
Row Two, Left to Right: B. Sommer, B. Molzen, R. Arp. D. Burhop, A.
Zalewski, K. Lindgren, K. Hardrath, B. Grandy, M. Pabich, N. Gustafson,
J. Zalewski, C. Thompson, T. Pogodzinski
Row Three, Left to Right: P. Gehrke, D. Bartosiak, E. Strohkirch, B.
Fritsch, V. Kaplia, D. Manglos, M. Grube, A. Balicki, P. Bartosiak, E.
Anderson, S. Sippey, G. Missling,
B. Munson, S. Lew
Row Four, Left to Right: D. Fagan, P. Devine, D. Jablonic, G. Lindgren,
G. Zawadzki, C. Rohland, D. Zawadzki, J. Baake, A. Mills, S. Landrum, L.
Pitts, R. Cieslik, D. Arola, R. Miller, E. Melin, W. Wall
A welcome addition to our school this year is our new Chorus director,
Mrs. Decker. In our chorus of fifty-six members, there are seventeen
boys and thirty-nine girls. Sectional rehearsals are held on Tuesday and
Thursdays, and mass rehearsals are held on Wednesdays.
At the Christmas Concert, the chorus marched in a candle light
procession. Other performances will be the solo and ensemble contest, to
be held in March, and the non-competition festival, to be held in April
at Cornell in which all Cloverbelt schools will participate.
Appearances held in May will be an ensemble contest, and the annual
Row One, Left to Right: Mr. J. Ferries, Advisor, G. Alexander,
President, R. Grube, Vice President, L. Rauch Secretary, D. Missling,
Treasurer, R. Bartkoski, Reporter, G. Himes, Sentinel, J. Rucks, W.
Delis, R. Brossow, D. Smith, M. Koplitz, K. Gayken
Row Two, Left to Right: D. Wohlt, D. Fagan, E. Reidenfels, R. Missling,
G. Lenz*, R. Buss, J. Prepeluh, M. Laabs, D. Lulloff, L. Larson, F.
Brodbeck, G. Lavin, L. Shilts,
Row Three, Left to Right: A. Bower, P. Cwrkla*, A Potocnik, K. Lindau,
R. Quelle*, K. Micke, E. Wirtala, M. Raatz, R. Johnson, E. Zuperku, W.
Johnson, L. Shattuck,
Row Four, Left to Right: G. Bakken, D. Baum, E. Churkey, A. Buss, L.
Dallman, N. Anderson*, J. Lindgren, J. Hoeper, G. Lessenden*, P. Niznik,
W. Wisniewski*, K. Frey. G. Frane
Row Five, Left to Right: E. Melin, E. Mercier, L. Pitts, S. Landrun. A.
Ericksmoen, D. Lindau, D. Rohland*, R. Londren, R. Shattuck, R. Lukas,
W. Peitrzen, D. Ovyn,
Not Pictured: G. Anderson, D. Delis, R. Maki, V. Vater, G. Englebretson,
R. Englebretson, D. Lampi
The Future Farmers of America is probably one of the most active
organizations in high school.
The FFA is a national organization. Any boy taking an agricultural
course and wanting to become a member of a farm organization may join.
In many ways, the FFA has helped to better the school. They have made
small repairs in the Ag room and donated something to the school each
year. A portable loudspeaker system was donated this year by the FFA.
The success of the FFA can be accounted for by the enthusiasm of the
students and the patience and hard work of their instructor, Mr.
Ross Fritz received the De-Kalb award for outstanding work in Ag.
Row One, Left to Right: C. Thompson, G. Doege, R. Fritz, K. Potocnik,
P. Chudyk, Mrs. S. Mundt, Advisor, G. Missling, P. Twarowski, C.
Row Two, Left to Right: D. Kozikoski, C. Burtard, G. Jasinski, P. Prock*,
K. Weideman, B. Fritsch, R. Lindgren, J. Zalewski
Row Three, Left to Right: V. Kapila*, K. Manglos, R. Frane, V. Raatz, I.
Christman, K. Thorson, B. Peissig*, T. Wilczek
Row Four, Left to Right: F. Churkey*, K. Lindgren, M. Grube, C. Stegeman,
A. Balicki, D. Manglos, N. Himes, A. Dearth
Not Pictured: B. Arndt, E. Glenzer, M. Pabich
Row One, Left to Right: C. Thompson, Treasurer, R. Fritz, Secretary, K.
Potocnik, Vice President, P. Chudyk, President
Row Two, Left to Right: P. Twarowski, Reporter, G. Doege,
Parliamentarian, Mrs. S. Mundt, Advisor, G. Missling, Song Leader, C.
The Future Homemakers of America is a national organization of pupils
studying homemaking in Junior and Senior High Schools. Its purpose is
expressed clearly in their motto “Towards New Horizons.” This means
learning to live better today in order that our lives and those of our
families may be better tomorrow.
The FHA under the able guidance of Mrs. Mundt participated in different
activities throughout the year. Just before Christmas the member so the
FHA presented a Silver Tea for the public.
The climax of the year was the annual FHA conference held each year at
Green Lake, Wisconsin. At this time, two girls were chosen to
represent their organizations.
Row One, Left to Right: Mrs. L. Sorenson, Coach, A. Mills, B.
Johnson, A. Zalabsky, S. Lew, J. Zalewski, C. Gaffney, Mr. G. Pauley,
Row Two, Left to Right: P. Wagener, B. Sommer, J. Svensen, M Hofmann, D.
Sluzewski, Pl Gehrke
Row Three, Left to Right: B. Fritsch, P. Twarowski, M. Larsen, P. Prock,
K. Kindren, P. Lysdahl, P. Chudyk
Row Four, Left to Right: B. George, R. Holopainen, D. Bergstrom, E.
Wendt, D. Zawadski, R. Cieslik, E. Duval.
“A” Winners (State)
Left to Right: David Martin, Joan Sluezewski, Elizabeth Duval, Arlyn
“B” Winners (State)
Left to Right: Barbara Johnson, David Zawadzki, Marilyn Wendt
The various fields, interpretive reading, extemporaneous speaking and
reading original and non-original oratory and the serious and humorous
declamations offer each student a wide variety of speech work.
Dramatics is the newest featured by the forensics students. Radio skits,
one-act plays, and extemporaneous acting are some of the activities.
Center: Gloria Missling
Clockwise, Left to Right: JoAnn Schindler, Fern Churkey, Phyllis
Ciolkosz, Shirley Lew
The Drum Majors and Majorettes are a colorful added attraction to the
Marching Band. They are all seniors except for JoAnn, who have been
marching with the band from four to six years.
Poise, alertness, co-operation and rhythmical ability are some of the
necessary qualities in becoming a majorette. A sense of good timing is
an essential tool. A drum major has to know to give signals, and how to
control the band.
Many hours of practice are needed to become a good baton twirler, but
every girl who has become one in our school has found much satisfaction
Row One, Left to Right: Fern Churkey, Dorothy Sluzewski, Eileen
Bower, Mary Ellen Hughes, Linda Clark
Row Two, Left to Right: Joan Haemer, Connie Kopp, Joan Rucks, Dan Arola,
Agnes Zalabsky, Reva Fritz, Alice Dearth, Diane Kozikoski, Suzanne
Row Three, Left to Right: Karen Wilksman, Conrad Oertwig, Judith Miller,
Darlene Burhop, Louis Kurhais, Judy Bjorn, Lanny Stewart, Elaine
Christensen, Nancy Himes, Barbara Munson, Barbara Peissig, Carole
Wirtala, Barbara Sommer, Johnny Habighorst, Bruce Amacher
Row Four, Larry Ciokiewicz, Barbara Fritsch, Mr. Schulze, Instructor,
Thirty-five member under the able guidance of Mr. Schulze started
Orchestra at the beginning of the second semester. This year, for the
first time, several Junior High students joined with the Senior High
members to make a successful organization.
The Orchestra has participated in many events this year. With the band,
they gave both a Christmas and a Spring Concert. There were also the
annual festivals held at Cadott and Eau Claire.
|Leon Rauch ||Art Editor |
||Business Manager |
|Edward Wendt ||Sport Editor |
|Shirley Lew ||Senior Page Editor |
|Barb Sommer ||Senior Page Editor |
|Grace Doege ||Photographer |
|Dave Zawadzki ||Photographer |
|Getty Gehrke ||Photographer |
|Pat Chudyk ||Photographer |
|Alice Dearth ||Staff Member |
|Reva Fritz ||Staff Member |
||Staff Member |
||Staff Member |
|Fern Churkey ||Staff Member |
|Mr. Pauly ||Advisor |
Row One, Left to Right: Mr. Pauly – Advisor, Barbara Sommer, Carol
Keskimaki, Betty Gehrke, Jackie Bucheger, Barbara Johnson, Shirley Lew
Row Two, Left to Right: Linda Clark, Edward Wendt, David Zawadski,
Gordon Alexander, Richard Cieslik, Elaine Christensen
O-Withian Important Part of School Life
Feature articles, editorials, interviews, and interesting items about
the students appeared each week in the O-Withian News is a link between
the communities and the school. It was the aim of the entire newspaper
staff to enlighten the public on what the students did throughout the
As a sideline the newspaper staff published a bi-annual magazine, “Hi-Lites.”
In the Christmas issue there were TB articles besides the regular
articles such as senior interviews, short stories and character sketches
written by the students, and the results of a poll taken in school about
senior characteristics. This magazine was entered in the 1957 School
Press Project and rated in the top five of the state. It then went on to
receive national recognition.
The newspaper staff, supervised by their advisor, Mr. Pauly, did an
excellent job. They certainly deserved the awards that they received.
|Barbara Johnson ||Newspaper Editor |
|Linda Clark ||Magazine Editor |
|Jackie Bucheger ||Reporter |
|Betty Gehrke ||Reporter |
|Edward Wendt ||Reporter |
|David Zawadzki ||Reporter |
|Gordon Alexander ||Reporter |
|Carol Keskimaki ||Reporter |
|Shirley Lew ||Reporter |
|Richard Cieslik ||Reporter |
|Elaine Christensen ||Reporter |
|Barbara Sommer ||Reporter |
|Mr. Pauly ||Advisor |