Friday, June 4, 2010

My Dad

My dad is a special man, he has done a lot of things in his life, and...

He is a saver.

This time he saved some very special things, so that future generations can enjoy them.

This is the newspaper article.

I like this color photo of Dad better.

Here is the complete text of the article.

Yearbooks dating back to 1925 returned to WPPS

Past graduates of West Point Public Schools may be happy to know that some of the school's history has been returned to the school -- and just in time for the school's alumni banquet weekend.

Tom Black, a former English, History and Social Studies Teacher at West Point HS this week returned a stack of yearbooks that he found in the attic of the former West Point Elementary School in 1974, when items were being moved to the then new high school bu idling, now 36 years old.

There are 27 yearbooks in all, dating from 1925 through 1961. Not all years in -between are part of the collection, however.

Black said he kept the books after finding them because they were in delicate shape. At the time, annuals at the high school were placed on the selves, and he was concerned they might be damaged.

The older annuals now are available on reserve checkout, so are more protected. He returned them this week to the school's media director, Jeaneen Kindschuh.

In the oldest yearbook, 1925, there were 35 seniors, 24 juniors, 32 sophomores and 42 freshmen. The football team posted a 7-1 record in 1924-1925, and the basketball team went 19-1, winning District 2.

Also of interest: there were two cheerleaders, on boy and one girl.

Black owns 34 years books, from 1963-1996, the years he taught at West Point High School.

West Point News
May 26.2010

1 comment:

gkey said...

dear Worth saving,

I am sure you told me he taught English, History and Social Studies, but i had somehow forgotten.

My 3 FAVORITE subjects...and the teachers i enjoyed the most were those that taught them through the years