W. Hill heads class of ’70
Plans are under way for senior activities. President Waverly Hill is in charge of the plans for graduation night. Vice President Henry Talavera is the chairman of the prom. He and his committees have been very busy and have already acquired the Palmer House to hold the Prom there. Secretary Joe Locascio is the head of the class luncheon and Cheryl Richardson, who is the treasurer, is busy with the mothers’ luncheon.
With the aid of these officers, the seniors have much to look forward to in their coming activities.
RHS to collect for March of Dimes
Pep Squad and Human Relations steering committee began a successful partnership during the sending of packages to Vietnam.
Now they are continuing by marching together on January 26 for the March of Dimes. The territory that they plan to cover extends from Lawrence to Wilson and from Central Park to Pulaski.
Each girl who signed up will cover one square block and the money that they collect will go for medicine and research by the association.
Spirit Marks Pep Assembly
Cheers and yells and overall spirit were all present at the basketball season pep assembly.
The show started with the band playing and the Majorettes twirling. Dr. Zimmerman made a speech and the cheerleaders cheered. Mr. Cleary said a few words and then the Frosh-Soph team was introduced to the student body.
Also performing were the Pom-Pom Girls, who did their thing to “Over Easy.” All around cheering was provided by the Pep Squad.
Co-captains Paul Jefferson and James “Sweetie” Willliams announced all the members of the varsity team and their managers. Coach Weincord gave a speech saying his two main goals were first to take the section and then to take the city titles.
The assembly ended with the band playing the Rough Rider Song as the students joined in.
G. Liggett selected O.O. queen
Senior Gail Liggett was selected as the Office Occupations Queen for Area 7. Gail competed against girls from Steinmetz, Schurz, Austin, Foreman, Kelvyn Park and Taft. After this contest, she will go on to the city contest and from there to the state and possibly national contests.
Gail is on the executive board for Area 7 and is busy working on the Chicago Youth Leadership Contest to be held on March 24. Among her other O.O. honors is 1st place in the Area 7 steno contest.
Six to go to District Science Fair
Six Roosevelt students are going on to the District Science Fair as a result of their projects which they displayed in the school science fair.
In the field of electronics two seniors, Chris Ledvina and Fred Turnbow are submitting projects dealing in various aspects of electronics. Chris’ dealt with laser communication and Fred’s was an electronic combination lock.
In biology Cindy Lenky’s project on the effect of radiation on ants and Debra Sauer’s project on phototropic bacteria were both selected to continue to the District Fair.
In general science Ray Rechsteiner’s experiment with colored foods and Elizabeth Sewell’s paper, “the Effect of Time of Day on Pupil Dilation,” are both being submitted.