Down Memory Lane

May 12, 1949 Clearwater Tribune--Disabled war veterans making VFW Buddy Poppies in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Wood, WI. The red flowers symbolic of the sacrifices made by veterans of two World Wars, will go on sale prior to Memorial Day. Proceeds will be used exclusively for rehabilitation of disabled war veterans, and to aid the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.

10 years –May 21, 2009

Cole Coccia was chosen Kiwanis Student of the Month for April. He is the son of Ray and Stacey Coccia and is a sophomore at Orofino High School.

Mikayla Moser, a freshman at Orofino High School and daughter of Mark and Lisa Moser was chosen Kiwanis Student of Month for April.

‘It is today we must create the world of the future.’ Eleanor Roosevelt.

20 years –May 20, 1999

Isaac Brandt and Matt Goetsch are co-Valedictorians for the Orofino High School graduating class. Both have grade point average of 4.0. Mike Elsbury is class Salutatorian with a grade point of 3.938.

Paula Bonner is Valedictorian of Timberline High School’s 1999 graduating class. Matt Potratz is class Salutatorian.

30 years –May 18, 1989

Seventy-four seniors received their diplomas during the 77th annual graduation exercise at the Orofino High School.

Mary Jo Halbmaier and Aaron Raddon will deliver the Valedictory and Salutatorian address respectively.

Timberline High School graduation will be in the school gymnasium. Forty-two seniors will receive diplomas from school board trustees, Eva Wolfe and Carmen Farrington.

Salutatorian speeches will be given by Patricia Farrington and William Sellers and Valedictory addresses by Cindy Smolinski and Suzette Soule.

40 years – May 17, 1979

With 116 members, Orofino High School Class of 1979 is one of the largest graduating classes in the history of the school. But more importantly during their four years in high school, its members have gained as many, if not more honors as any other to date.

Seventy-one Timberline High School Seniors will be receiving diplomas at the combined Commencement and Baccalaureate Ceremonies.

Valedictory will be given by Lezlie Doan and Mike Jackson will deliver the Salutatory address. Greg Billups will give the welcoming speech.

50 years –May 15, 1969

Orofino’s Class of 1969, last to finish in the present high school building and 57th in Orofino, will wind up its high school career with commencement at the Elementary School auditorium. The first class, of three members, finished in 1913, compared to a group of nearly 120 this year.

Ron Ponozzo will sing the class song, “Memories “ and talks will be given by Valedictorian, Jean Fagan and Salutatorian, Vicky Reece.

Teakean-Cavendish School will graduate six eighth grade students in exercises. Graduating will be Arch Henderson, Joseph Huffman, Janis Newman, Ralph Overmeyer, Ray Parks and L. J. Reece.

60 years–May 14, 1959

Girls and boys that will come to Orofino to go to school in the seventh grade next year from rural schools are visiting Mrs. Bennett’s room to see what it is like. From Ahsahka Beverly Criswell brought Sharon Dodge; Wallace Bacon brought Benny Year and Gary Ball brought his younger brother, David. Doris Ray brought Susan Kurzhal from Peck to visit on Thursday.

70 years –May 12, 1949

The three top ranking students of Pierce High School’s graduating class will be among 14 seniors to be honored at commencement exercises. They are Virginia Anderson, Wallace Floodberg, and Patricia Dundas.

Honored as top ranking senior students at Orofino High School are Eva Noah, Valedictorian and Ron Johnston, Salutatorian. Miss Noah earned straight A grades throughout high school for a 4.99 average. Mr. Johnston carried a 3.85 grade average.

80 years –May 19, 1939

Wednesday evening the commencement exercises of the Peck High School at Peck were conducted in the hall by Dr. C.W. Teney, Moscow. The five graduates were Ed Mattmiller, Donna Rice, John Mattmiller, Miriam Crawford and Alfred Breeze. The Valedictorian address was given by Donna Rice, and the Salutatorian by John Mattmiller. Mrs. Owen Harding presented the diplomas. Rev. George W. Cooper gave the benediction.

Commencement exercises for the seniors of the Weippe High School will be held in the gymnasium. Those graduating are: Carl Boehm, Oren Battles, Clifford Carlson, Loren Cone, Verla Gardner, Richard Maxwell, Helen Ratliff, Dorothy Smolinski and Aileen Wilson. Class Day exercises will be in the high school gymnasium at which time the program will include the valedictory by Dorothy Smolinski and the salutatory by Loren Cone.

90 years–May 17, 1929

All arrangements have been completed for the closing events of the 1928-1929 school year, most important of which will be the Baccalaureate sermon, class day and commencement exercises for the senior class. There are twenty-six members in the class who will graduate which is the largest one in the history of the school. The Valedictory is Margaret Oud.

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