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A special thanks to Sharon Badger MacDonald (63) for sending the last COUGAR of the school year, Dated June 7, 1963
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Baccalaureate to take place Sunday
Baccalaureate services for 419 seniors of the class of 1963 will be held this Sunday at 4pm in the boys gym with the Reverend Orville G. Hiepler of Trinity Lutheran Church presiding.
Reverend Hiepler will also read the invocation and introduce the speaker. A Scripture will be provided by the Reverend Leo Nelson of Calvary Presbyterian church; Reverend Nelson will lead the assembly in prayer.
The afternoons keynote speaker will be the Reverend L. I. Weaver of the Church of the Nazarene; speaker's message will be "Your Life: Make the Most of It." The benediction will be read by the Reverend Harry Buhler of Acacia Avenue Baptist Church.
"We urge graduates, their families, and friends to attend," commented senior class president Henry Lombardi. "Seniors should meet at 3pm with their caps and gowns to line up for the processional."
Curtain soon to fall on Class of 1963
Seniors of the Class of 1963 will march in formal procession to graduation exercises on Halcap Field next Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 pm to the strains of HHS bands rendition of "Pomp and Circumstance."
Salutatorian Janice Dorn has chosen to evaluate the equalization of mechanical and intellectual forces in society today. Co-valedictorians Diane Bleeker and Linda McVeigh have chosen lines from Dylan Thomas' "Fern Hill" for their remarks.
Diplomas will be presented to the seniors by Superintendant Jefferson L. Garner, trustee Herbert D. Bartelt, senior vice-principal Mr. Nelson, and senior counselor Mrs. Webb. The Reverend Harold Johnson, of the Methodist Church of Hawthorne, will read the invocation and benediction.
The HHS choir, directed by Mr. Wing, will perform "Hail to Him Who Meets the Challenge of This Hour." The band has chosen "War March of the Priests" as the recessional.

Achievers lauded in 3 fields

Cited for outstanding contribution to modern dance at the drama-dance awards show last Friday night were Sharon Woods, Janet Runn, and Kathy Bottolfson.
Best acting "Wallys" were received by Steve Smith and Marv Kuder (best actors), Ann Childress (best actress), and Jan Jolly and Mike Murray (best supporting).
Marv Kuder, Patty Kavanaugh, and Jami Wilkinson triumphed in one act competition. Best co-director was Ron Caughron, most improved was Tom Sangil, and the "Angel" awards were won by Ezzie Dame, Lois Ludlow, and Roger Deegan.
Senior Linda McVeigh swept three plaques for best news, editorial, and feature stories published in the COUGAR this year at the Tri-Press banquet. Dick Dixon won the plaque for best sports story. Linda is also one of the 27 national winners of the Quill and Scroll gold key for editorial writing.
Frosh top spellers

Freshman Mike Kitakis spelled down 15 opponents to win Hawthorne's spelling crown recently. Ann Schachle and Larry Tippie, also freshman, tied for second when both misspelled the same word.
Mike's name will be engraved on a permanent plaque in Nyman Hall and he has received a $10 check. Ann and Larry each won $5.
Yearbooks ready
El Molinos for 1962-63 will be distributed today. All seniors may pick up their El Molinos in 8-4 immediately following Awards Assembly. All other El Molinos will be given out from the cafeteria after fifth period. Students must have their receipts. Distribution will be made as follows:
Students with last names beginning with the letters A-C at south door; D-K, west door; L-Q, west door; and R-Z, north door.

Three classes elect for fall semester

Leading the cabinet of the class of '64 next year will be Cheryl Mercurio, Diaconian and AFS club member. Colleen Grogan, newly elected student body treasurer, will hold the vice-presidential niche. other senior class officers are Linda Klatt, secretary; Billie Krouch, treasurer; and Margaret Jones, historian.
Kitty Beal will preside over the junior class, with Dave Zapf as her veep. Judy Lipsky, COUGAR exchange editor, will wield the secretary's pen. Karen Desmond will guard the class treasury, and Kathy Arce will record class history.
Members of the Class of '66 chose Tom DeMary as their president, and John Abraham as their vice-president. Nancy Notermann was elected to the secretarial slot, and Sherry Stickney will care for the treasurer's ledger.
The President's cabinet appointed the new commissioners last week. Commissioner of Activities is junior Connie Schussler; Assemblies, COUGAR photo editor Billie Hill; Athletics, JV basketballer Willie Johnston; Posters and Elections, Lucille Ames; Publicity, Fred Dorsey; and Student Relations, Frank Rubin.


April 13, 1998